Nashville's Ruthie Collins and UK country artist Matt Hodges are Touring the UK together in a string of intimate shows.
Matt Hodges is a singer songwriter from Wakefield, West Yorkshire who is making his mark on the UK country music scene. Matt has been showing his class and talent on the live music scene in the UK, Europe and the USA over the last 10+ years. The pandemic was a blessing in disguise for Matt, despite losing access to performing live, he found the chance to concentrate on original music and released his debut single 'How Could You' in October 2020 which soared on the iTunes UK Country Charts. Matt has continued to release his music and since hit the number one spot every release on the iTunes country charts including his latest single 'On The Road' in December 2022. Matt has made appearances at London's C2C festival, Buckle and Boots festival and will also be performing at this years Long Road Festival, with new music to be released later this year.
Collins spent five years writing songs and waiting tables in Nashville before landing a deal with Curb Record, whose roster includes country powerhouses like Lee Brice and Dylan Scott. Named to CMT’s prestigious “Next Women Of Country” series, Collins began turning heads almost immediately with a series of critically acclaimed releases and show stopping festival performances that prompted the LA Times to praise her “sunny demeanour” and Rolling Stone to rave that “Collins' voice has the fluttery nuances more common in Seventies Laure l Canyon than in modern country."