This past Saturday 17th October, UK Country Radio announced the winners of its annual UK Country Music Awards – and Ags’s ‘Wrong Again’ album was named UK Country Album Of The Year!
The awards were announced live on air after the usual ceremony was unable to go ahead due to pandemic restrictions. ‘Wrong Again’ was nominated alongside albums by Nathan Carter, The Shires, The Joe Keeley Band and Phoenix Morby.
‘Wrong Again’ was released in November 2019 via Finstock Music and was produced by Ags himself. The album is available on both CD and vinyl via the Shop.
Folks, you asked for it and you got it – ‘Wrong Again’ is now available to pre-order on vinyl!!
The newly re-started Cow Pie record label have very generously decided to release Ags’ most recent album on 180g clear/black marbled vinyl. Cow Pie was originally started as a home for country music in the UK back in 1978, and has now been revived to offer up more of the same. The great news is that ‘Wrong Again’ will be part of that.
Missing live music during this tough time in the world?
Don’t fret. A lot of shows are happening every day over social media and Ags is part of it!
Ags has recently been playing two one-hour shows a week in the special Facebook group ‘Live from the Lost Highway’. This group was created by Joey Allcorn, a country music artist and historian who runs the Honk Tonk History podcast. All you need to do to watch the live streams is join the group at Facebook.com/LostHighwayNetwork.
Be sure to catch Ags live at 8pm GMT (3pm EST) every Tuesday and Friday!
Ags’ new album ‘Wrong Again’ is now available both on CD and via digital platforms.
Recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire, the album has been garnering praise from a large number of sources including Billboard, Glide Magazine, Americana UK and Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 who called it “modern day traditionalism of the very, very best kind”.
The second song premiere from the forthcoming album ‘Wrong Again’ has been exclusively showcased by the one and only Billboard!
The Tex-Mex flavoured ‘Say It Out Loud’ is described by the US giant as follows: “Accordion features coupled by delicate strums of an acoustic guitar and Connolly’s deep and emotive vocals bring the throwback tune to life”.
Listen to the track and read the full article HERE.
Don’t forget to pre-order the album in order to receive it on or before 1st November 2019 by visiting the Shop.
This summer Ags will be opening five dates for his friend (and fellow At The Helm Records roster member) Hans Chew and his band on their UK tour. Hans is a piano playing singer-songwriter originally from Chattanooga and now residing in New York City. He has previously played piano for several bands including Hiss Golden Messenger.
Catch Ags and Hans together on these dates. More info on the Shows tab!
8th – BRIGHTON, The Prince Albert
9th – BRISTOL, Thekla
10th – LONDON, The Borderline
11th – MANCHESTER, Night & Day Cafe
12th – NOTTINGHAM, The Bodega
Ags’ second album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’, released in the UK on At The Helm Records in February 2017, will have a physical release in the US on SofaBurn Records next month.
SofaBurn have had a close relationship with At The Helm since the release of Jeremy Pinnell’s ‘Ties of Blood & Affection’ on both labels in 2017. The physical distribution of ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’ will mark the first time Ags’ music has been distributed in the US in anything other than digital format.
The CD will be available in the US from 9th March 2018.