It's hard to believe it, but it's coming up on ten years since the late Christie Hennessy, a singer/songwriter of extraordinary tenderness and huge heart, left this world behind for the next part of his journey. But he left behind a legacy of music which is loved as much today
It's not too often that you get the opportunity to speak to someone like Jim Lauderdale, where most of the names that come up in conversation have all secured their own places in the music history books, too. Harlan Howard, Buck Owens, Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, Robert Hunter, Patty Loveless,
I can still recall the excitement of realising that a guy from Offaly who wrote his own songs, was not only having them played on national radio, but had one of those songs included on a Hollywood blockbuster! It seemed unreal, like the sort of thing a lot of people
When it was first announced towards the end of 2016 that Aiken Promotions planned to host a massive outdoor country music festival in August of this year, my immediate reaction, like that of thousands more around Ireland I'm sure, was one of sheer joy and pure excitement. After all, the
Some things in life are hard to put into words. While other things, however, can be easy as pie. Articulating Mo Pitney's place in the world of country music right now definitely falls into the pie category! Simply put, this young man from Illinois is one of the most exciting
Craig Wayne Boyd, the powerful country vocalist who Billboard recently profiled as a ‘new country act to watch in 2017,’ announced he’s adding another ‘voice’ to his family with the addition of a baby boy on the way and a new album Top Shelf (available Oct. 27).
In an exclusive interview
Welcome to another installment of my country music diary.
Well, the first thing to admit is that it's been longer than usual between updates this time and there's one simple reason for that: I went on holidays!!
Now I haven't been away on a beach somewhere ever since I was with
Right now, Nathan Carter is THE biggest name on the Irish country music scene. And considering the wealth of talent Irish country fans have been able to enjoy over the last few years, being the man at the top of the mountain is an achievement to be proud of. But
When the call came through asking me if I'd like to interview Chris Shiflett, there was only a very momentary pause before I gave my reply. The kind of pause that comes from being asked a question that you're almost afraid you misheard because if you did, the sense of
Since first appearing on the country music scene in Ireland in the last few years, Mayo based band Hurricane Highway have been gathering new fans as fast as they've been releasing some top quality tunes. And that's pretty fast! The music, however, is just one of the reasons why the