One of the biggest dates in the country fans musical calendar used to be the International Festival of Country Music held at London’s Wembley Arena each year over the Easter weekend. Affectionately know as the Wembley Festival it gave the country fans the pleasure of seeing many of the legendary country acts here in Britain [...]
The International Festival of Country Music introduced country music to the British public almost 45 years ago. The shows, promoted by the legendary Mervyn Conn, ran for 23 years from 1969 to 1991 at Wembley Arena. Hugely popular, the shows always featured the biggest stars of Country music fans were treated to outstanding performances by [...]
After much speculation over the last few months the International Festival of Country Music is back after an absence of twenty years. The shows which featured artists from Hank Snow, to Merle Haggard, George Jones and Tammy Wynette attracted a pilgrimage of country fans over each Easter weekend and was affectionately known as ‘Wembley’ by [...]
First a Happy Eastertime to you all and welcome to a touch of holiday country music. On this Easter weekend we launch an archived interview special with Tammy Wynette and I’ll be telling you how you can gain access to an interview I did with her twenty eight year ago on Easter Sunday. You can [...]
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