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Laura Oakes is in session

A British country special, with a live session from Laura Oakes.

A British country special, with a live session from Laura Oakes.

When it's normal for mealtime conversations to be conducted in three-part harmony, it was only natural for Laura Oakes to go through life singing. Her love for Dolly Parton, David Gates and the Dixie Chicks may seem an unusual music taste for a teenager from Liverpool but in her teenage years Laura really started to embrace her influences performing anywhere and everywhere.

A visit to Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at the age of 18 proved to be an overwhelming and life-defining experience, driving her to realise her dream of writing and singing country music.

Surrounding tonight's special live session, Bob will be picking music from his favourite British country acts, including My Darling Clementine, Dexeter, The Shires, Ward Thomas, the Wandering Hearts and many more.

57 minutes

Music Played

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  • The Shires

    Tonight

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
  • CC Smugglers

    Good Day

    • Write What You Know.
    • Absolute.
    • 003.
  • Peter Bruntnell

    Here Comes The Swells

    • Ends Of The Earth.
    • Loose.
    • 001.
  • Wynntown Marshals

    Balled Of Jayne

    • After All These Years.
    • Wynntown Recordings.
    • 007.
  • Laura Oakes

    Nashville Stole Your Girl - Bob Harris Country Session

  • Laura Oakes

    Nashville Stole Your Girl - Bob Harris Country Session

  • Laura Oakes

    Glitter

    • Nashville Stole Your Girl.
    • 001.
  • Robbie Cavanagh

    Love Comes Quickly

    • To Leave To Be Left.
    • At The Helm Records.
    • 003.
  • Robert Vincent

    Denial

    • I'll Make The Most Of My Sins.
    • At the Helm.
    • 009.
  • Ward Thomas

    Carry You Home

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony Music.

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