Big Tom McBride was the original Irish country music star, who paved the way for today's new wave of srtists. His unique voice and sincere delivery earned him the title 'The King of Irish Country'. He was held in huge affection by many thousands of devoted fans, and was greatly loved and respected by his fellow musicians.
Throughout Big Tom's music career, spanning five decades, he packed ballrooms and marquees the length and breadth of Ireland and Britian, with his bands The Mainliners and The Travellers. His records sold by the tens of thousands, he had numerous Top Ten hits, including three number one hits in a row.
Legions of fans were transported by his beautiful singing. Many made the polgrimage to the Mc Brides home outside Castleblayney, County Monaghan, where they were greeted with genuine, warm - hearted hospitality.
Tom Gilmore has interviewed the star's family, friends and fans, as well as unearthing previously unpublished interviews with Big Tom himself. This book also features tributes to the music legend from luminaries of music, sport and politics, including President Michael D Higgins.
Big Tom - The King of Irish Country
- Publisher: Tom Gilmore
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