American country music star shares 'excitement' ahead of Glasgow show

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An American country music star is ‘excited’ to return to Glasgow next month.

Ruthie Collins, known for hits like Joshua Tree and Hypocrite, will play a show at Nice N Sleazy on October 24, where she will be sharing some ‘new music and stories.’

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The New York native, who now lives in Nashville, told the Glasgow Times: “I’ve only played Glasgow once before which was back in 2022.

“We played Oran Mor, and it was such a lovely venue with a wonderful crowd.

“I’m excited to come back and share some new music and stories and make new memories in the city.

“The UK tours are always my favourite. The audiences over there are just really special and I love Scotland, everyone in America loves Scotland.”

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Ruthie will be co-headlining the show with UK country artist, Matt Hodges.

The pair will play about a 45-minute set each, before coming together for some ‘duets and covers’.

So, what can fans expect from Ruthie’s solo set?

The 39-year-old teased: “People can probably expect a bit of dancing and crying.

“My sets in the past have definitely been sad country, so there will be that classic stuff and some good-time-Charlie-fun music too.

“It will be a good mix.”

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The show will also feature songs from Ruthie’s latest album, Cold Comfort, as well as new, ‘unreleased’ material.

She added: “I have so many new songs to share with people on this tour.

“There will be lots of songs debuted that no one has heard yet, so people who want a little preview can definitely expect that.

“The last few years of writing are some of the best I’ve ever done I think, so I’m eager to get it all out there.”

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Ruthie first found her love for country music as a youngster, after beginning her singing career with gospel in the church.

She said: “Where I grew up in New York, you would ask people what they listened to and they used to say this annoying phrase like, ‘I listen to anything but country music.

“So, I had no introduction to it until I was in late middle school (typically ages 11 to 14), and I had my first little boyfriend.

“His parents would drive me in the car to his hockey games and listen to country music.

“The first time I heard it I was like, ‘What is this amazing sound?’

“It was the late 90s, so it was total girl power. It was an amazing era in country music, and I was just floored by it. I just fell for it hook, line and sinker.”

Tickets for Ruthie and Matt’s Cross The Pond tour are now on sale.

Tickets can be purchased HERE