Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Will Banister first gained attention when his Turned Her On To Country album gathered a rave review in the consumer monthly Country Music People, leading on to building business with the import dealers. \nNext the song Turned Her On To Country enjoyed a four week stay at number one in the UK's weekly Hot Disc charts, ensuring the singer a radio audience way beyond British shores. \nThe Wembley visitor not only proved a winner with the country audience but also gained attention of the national media, with the Daily Telegraph's Douglas McPherson concluding his Wembley review: "The most memorable moment [of the festival] found 23 year old Will Banister wowing the crowd with a sublimely straightforward Lovesick Blues. Sixty-three years after Hank Williams sang the same song, it was proof that country, like rock 'n' roll, will never die." \nWill Banister now follows in the footsteps of Dolly Parton, Don Williams and Boxcar Willie, all of whom launched their successful British careers after similar rapturous festival debuts.