Music City Roots To Visit Ireland

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• February 17, 2014

musiccityrootsMusic City Roots, Nashville’s weekly radio broadcast for Americana and roots music, will air a webcast from the United Airlines 10th annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, Ireland on March 1 at 1:30 p.m CST. The event will be filmed and featured on Music City Roots’ second season on American Public Television.

“As part of our global vision, we’re very excited to be planting our first flag in the U.K.,” said Music City Roots co-founder and executive producer John Walker. “It’s important to acknowledge the roots of our roots. Also, it’s giving us the opportunity to interface with the BBC, something that we’ve wanted to do for quite some time.”

Music City Roots went international last year with its trip to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia. Jim Lauderdale will host and perform in this year’s event, which will also feature Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Donovan, American songwriter Chip Taylor and Belfast songwriter Gareth Dunlop. BBC Radio Ulster host Ralph McLean will emcee the event, and Music City Roots co-host and journalist Craig Havighurst will report on the event and interview artists.

The show will visit Nashville with an Irish artistry event on March 19. For more information, visit



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