The town of Castleblaney to unveil a statue to ‘gentle giant’ Big Tom

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“He means everything to the town. He’s a legend.  He has no airs and graces.”  “Anyone who had met Big Tom knew that he was an utter gentleman.”  “There was a shyness about him…  He didn’t know he was as famous as he really was.” So said some of the people of Castleblaney of the late, great Big Tom.  Reporter …

Nathan Carter remembers Big Tom‘He just reminds me of Ireland’s version of Johnny Cash.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Tributes have been flooding in following the death of legendary Irish country singer, ‘Big Tom’ McBride. Listeners to The Ray D’Arcy Show texted in their anecdotes and reminisces about Tom and one of this afternoon’s guests, fellow musician Nathan Carter, shared his memories of the late singer. Nathan told Ray that the first time he met Big Tom was when he supported him at the closing of the famed Galtymore dance hall in Cricklewood at …

Tributes to Big Tom‘Today an industry has ended with the death of the King.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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News broke this morning that a giant of country music, ‘Big’ Tom McBride, has passed away at the age of 81. A number of Tom’s friends and collaborators joined Sean O’Rourke to pay tribute to him and a career spanning over 50 years. Sean opened the show with the song “Gentle Mother”, which launched Big Tom as the lead singer of The Mainliners on The …