Country 2 Country Festival (C2C)

C2C Festival: Russell Dickerson – London O2 Arena Spotlight Stage – Live Review

Russell Dickerson is the next big thing in mainstream country music, his singles Yours and current single Blue Tacoma have seen a lot of success on country radio and Blue Tacoma in particular is just about of the catchiest songs in country at the moment and in a good way. Russell headlined Nashville Meets London Festival last year in the UK and returned for C2C Festival to play across the weekend including Saturdays nights after party at the Late Night Stage – Building Six and The Spotlight Stage inside the O2 Arena which is the focus of this review.

Russell took to the Spotlight Stage on Sunday, the final night of C2C Festival. Fans gathered around the Spotlight Stage rather quickly and it was absolutely packed. Russell started with Every Little Thing which is the first track off of his current album Yours. Every Little Thing is an instant attention grabber and certainly makes you stop and listen, the song is so catchy and up beat that if you had never heard it before by the second chorus, you have the words and find yourself singing along.

Next, Russell performed current single Blue Tacoma which is very pop country focused and reminiscent to an early Thomas Rhett and will certainly appeal to fans of artists of Thomas’, Hunter Hayes, FGL and artists alike.

The last track Russell performed was his number one hit Yours. Yours is the title track from his album and is a beautiful country pop ballad. This song put Russell on the map and not just in the US but all over including of course, the UK. If Russell doesn’t soon become one of the biggest played male artists on country radio then I will be very surprised.

It was pretty special to see the impact that Russell had on the O2 audience, his hardcore fans were having the best time and people unfamiliar had easily become new fans after that set, even though it was only a three song set. Russell had selected his songs wisely and captivated his audience.

Russell was the perfect addition to The Spotlight Stage as he is full of energy and his music is very strong and memorable and most of it is very up beat and feel good which was needed on the last day of the festival.

I don’t think it will be long before we see Russell on the main stage at C2C. The exciting news is that Russell will be returning to the UK to support Darius Rucker’s tour in October which includes a night at The Royal Albert Hall as part of Country Music Week.

Set list:

Every Little Thing
Blue Tacoma

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