Cowboy protest staged in order to bring country music to UK radio

A group called Cowboys For Country Music line-danced outside a number of London radio stations

Cowboy protest staged in order to bring country music to UK radio

Photo: Cowboys For Country Music

A group of country music fans dressed as cowboys and cowgirls have staged a protest in favour of more country music being played on UK radio.

The Cowboys For Country Music demonstrated outside the BBC's Broadcasting House last week as well as the headquarters of Global Radio in London - the company who own Capital FM. The group line-danced in front of the venues in an effort to make UK radio stations play more mainstream American country music, by artists such as the Grammy Award nominated The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum.

The group, pictured above, were holding placards and wearing chaps and cowboy boots and danced to 'Cruise' (Remix) by Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly. Scroll down to watch a video of the protest, during which a spokesperson for the group explained that they had around "100 cowboys" protesting. He added of country music: "It makes up such a big percentage of the music industry, it's extremely popular, obviously, Stateside, and there's a lot of demand for it here in the UK but because the radio stations don't play enough of it, that's why we want to try and promote that."

For more information, visit: twitter.com/Cowboys4Country.

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