This is how BBC Radio 2 Country sounds
BBC Radio 2’s pop-up service playing and featuring country music starts this Thursday for four days, and here’s what it sounds like.
The service will broadcast live coverage of the country music festival C2C: Country to Country from London’s O2 on Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March from 4pm to 11pm/10.30pm. Radio 2 Country will broadcast live performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark on Saturday, and Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore on Sunday.
Programming highlights across the four days include Suzy Bogguss’ Classic Country (Thursday 5 March, 3pm-4pm), Ricky Ross on Celtic Roots from BBC Scotland (Thursday 5 March, 11pm-midnight), Baylen Leonard’s Bro Country (Friday 6 March, 8pm-9pm), Simon Mayo’s Big Screen Country (Friday 6 March, 4pm-5pm), Steve Wright’s Country Love Songs (Sunday 8 March, midday-1pm); and a major exclusive as Patrick Kielty meets Garth Brooks (Thursday 5 March, 4pm-5pm).