31 December 2015
Well, I suppose that’s it then. The end of another year. It’s been such an incredible one for Legends Of Country. A big thank you to everyone who has made it so special. A big thank you to all the record shops that stocked our album, in particular to Union Music Store for a lovely afternoon playing down there with my magical sparkly “microphone”. And thank you To Baylen Leonard for playing us on The Front Porch and to Chris Country for putting us on their playlist and to all the other DJ’s around the country who played us this year. An especially big thank you to Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port for making The Saturday Dads their Record Of The Week on Absolute Radio. It was really quite emotional hearing it every night as I drove back from the studio in the rain. Thank you to all the journalists and bloggers who took time to listen to the album and for all the kind things they wrote about it and especially to The Line Of Best Fit for going on about us all the time. Really looking forward to playing their Five Day Forecast in January. Tickets are just £6 in advance for the show if you’re quick by the way.
I thought we were all done for the year, but then on Christmas Eve Alistair Fitchett honoured Legends Of Country with the award for the “Most Unpopular Album Of 2015”, which really confused my parents, but meant the world to me.
As it’s the end of the year I’ve been inundated with requests for a list of my favourite albums of 2015, so here it is. No surprises at number one.
10. Ashley Monroe – The Blade
9. BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
8. Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
7. Cale Tyson – An Introduction To Cale Tyson
6. Nikki Lane – All Or Nothin’
5. Eric Church – Mr Misunderstood
4. Chris Stapleton – Traveller
3. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
2. Sam Outlaw – Angeleno
1. Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
And last but not least, a big thank you to Adam Chetwood, Rob Jones, Rob Smoughton, Moneer Seify, Jonny P, Ben Chetwood and Anthony Bishop for being legends along the way.
It’s been a bit of a quiet year for The Boy Least Likely To in 2015, but I’m really looking forward to getting together and doing something again next year. Oh my god! That’s tomorrow! It’s next year tomorrow! Panic!
Happy New Year.