„BAD BROOKS“ (Norway)

„Bad Brooks“ is a country-rock band from Bergen, Norway. „Bad Brooks“ has distinguished themselves with a dynamic high energy stage show touring Scandinavia and Northern Europe. In May 2022 „Bad Brooks“ signed a record deal with the Nashville/New York label SongStar International. This deal catapulted „Bad Brooks“ to gain increased traction in Europe and beyond. In 2023, they will be touring non-stop. Earlier releases from „Bad Brooks“: „What Do I Do With Me“, „If We´re Not Careful“ (with Kinsey Rose), „Daddy´s 45s“ and „Are You Ready“ have garnered recognition throughout Europe having received airplay on many radio stations. Recent releases Every Small Town, The Real Thing and Lucky Days are currently enjoying great success.

„Highway 40“ (Sweden)

„Highway 40“ is an international country band who has played country music for almost 20
years. During the year that has passed, the band has made 5 cd-records and has been touring
Europe’s country festivals, town festivals and clubs. They are frequent engaged in countries
and places like Denmark, Finland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, France, Switzerland,
Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Holland and naturally also within the Swedish borders.
Together, the band plays both modern and traditional country music. The repertoire consists
of the personal favorites of famous country songs but also of some of their own songs. The
repertoire is suitable for Line dance as well as regular dance and it is constantly up-dated.

Western Girls (Czech Republic)

Western Girls is a strictly female band playing modern and traditional country, Irish Folk, Rock Ballads, Cajun and Bluegrass since 2017.  Besides the music, these 4 ladies really rock their fans with an interactive show with their instruments off the stage, creating a “3D” experience!  All members have already performed together from 2000 – 2011 in various bands and individually, so they are definitely no beginners!!!  Lucie (electric guitar), Linda (violin), Wendy (vocals, accordion, keyboards) and Suzan (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards).  You can see them on the European stages of country festivals, western saloons and many other occasions. 

Linda Jarošová 
Václava Jarošová  
Zuzana Rybkova 
Lucie Ulrichsen 

Diamonds and Whiskey (USA)

Founding member, Jennifer Lauren, leads the way with strength and soul in her voice, delivering her songwriting prowess over fresh and unique musical compositions.

Diamonds and Whiskey’s album Heartbreak Queen, produced by award-winning Dale Penner(Nickelback), got rave reviews, even calling it “the best rocking country album of the year” by Nashville Music Guide. “Hands Down” garnered the 2019 Carolina Country Music Awards Single of the Year honor, “Muddy Water” reached #1 on the Euro ACM chart, along with “Sugarstick”, “Keep On Keepin’ On”, “Back Country Voodoo” and “Walk Hard”.

The 2019 and 2022 Carolina Music Awards “Band of the Year” winner has shared stages in support of many great acts, including Sammy Kershaw, Love and Theft, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsey Ell, Jon Langston, Ashland Craft, Midland, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Lee Greenwood, Chase Bryant, and Lonestar. They began 2022 supporting David Lee Murphy while on tour in the Midwest. They have continued throughout the year headlining and supporting major acts at county and state fairs, as well as gracing the main stages at major festivals, including Barefoot Country Music Fest, ND Countryfest, and Carolina Country Music Fest.


Jody Kailola hadn’t sung 1 country song in her life, when she got offered a whole band, if she was willing to start making country music.

Good thing she was, because fastforward a few years and the Jody Kailola Band was playing at the biggest country festivals in Europe, recorded an album in 2023 and are so ready to share their newfound country passion with you!

The Jody Kailola Band is a high energy eclectic country band of 8 musicians, serving you old and new skool sounds but with a big modern drive, bound to make you hit the dancefloor. Jody’s great range in vocals will make your country heart beat a little faster.


ABC Music artists Baylou are dynamic sister duo Victoria and Barb Baillie.

Both credited songwriters, vocalists, instrumentalists and entertainers, Baylou introduced themselves in a big way in 2012, with their debut single ‘Target On My Heart’ going all the way to #1 on the CMC Top 30 Countdown. They followed that with the release of their debut album Go To Hell & I Love You which peaked at #6 on the ARIA Country album sales chart.

Formally an award winning solo artist, Victoria Baillie won a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at the 2010 Country Music Awards of Australia. Alongside major festival appearances including the Gympie Music Muster, Deni Ute Muster ands showcasing at Nashville’s CMA Music Festival, Victoria has also toured extensively around Australia on her own and has four Top #10 music videos on the Country Music Channel (CMC) to her credit.

Barb Baillie was an integral part of Victoria’s solo career as a guitarist and backing vocalist for most of her live shows and recordings.

As a result of this, and touring and performing alongside artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole and Troy Cassar-Daley, Barb carved out her own reputation as a talented multi-instrumentalist and singer, capitalizing on touring with these acts throughout Australia and internationally, and in effect creating her own fan base.

But as a duo, Baylou take it to another level with their combination powerful harmonies, rocking melodies and undeniable charisma.

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Baylou performed at major music festivals throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand and USA. They then headed into the studio in Nashville to work with in-demand producers Ben Stennis (Jason Aldean) and Blake Bollinger (Darius Rucker) to record their follow-up EP Bang Bang.

In early 2017, Baylou exploded back onto the Australian country music scene with the release of the EP’s electrifying first single, the CMC Top #10 hit ‘Rattlin’ Chains.’

The following July, they officially released Bang Bang and the album’s second single ‘Closing This Memory Down’ which became another Top #10 track on the CMC chart.

Most recently, Baylou have been nominated for two CMC Music Awards, for ‘CMC Group or Duo of the Year’ and ‘CMC Australian Music Video of the Year (for ‘Closing This Memory Down’ and are part of the stella local and international line-up for the sold out 2018 CMC Rocks Queensland festival.


Doug Adkins is an Americana country musician and songwriter who grew up in Montana, United States.

He’s been learning music since he’s been little what led him to become a country music artist.

Between 1990 and 2020 he recorded 10 original studio CDs and in 2020 competed in The Voice of Germany. Adkins duo with Claudia Pahlgarnered worldwide attention as they performed the Billie Eilish hit “Ocean Eyes” in country music style. At the same year we could meet him at “Visagino country ‘20” music festival in Lithuania.

Adkins tours regularly in Europe, with occasional tours through the U.S. He has performed in the United States, Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway.

And of course, as mentioned, in Lithuania.  We will meet Doug Adkins once again since 2020 this year with a special performance in the celebration of the 30th “Visagino country” music festival anniversary.

“The Passengers” is a team of like-minded people who came together in 2006 in collaboration with an artist from the USA – Doug Adkins on the stage of the Rusnė Festival.

The group consists of well-known musicians from Lithuania and Latvia who are not indifferent to country music. Together with Doug, the team prepared several programs and successfully presented them to the Lithuanian audience.

This year, Doug Adkins and the band present several songs from his new album “A Cowboy’s Life” as well as world hits from the repertoire of the most famous country artists.

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