DON MESCALL’S songs have sold on over 10million records worldwide and received more than 16million hits on YouTube, putting him firmly into the country superstar category.
The Limerick man’s songs have been sought out and recorded by a diverse group of highly-acclaimed pop, country, folk and even classical artists.
Many of the songs have reached the top of the charts, and this at a time when the global music market has never been more competitive.
Mescall's material has been recorded by everyone from Nathan Carter to Geri Halliwell, and from Lulu to The Backstreet Boys.
Songs such as 24 Hours and Rachrai Island covered by Frances Black and All Over Again performed by Ronan Keating are well on their way to becoming contemporary standards.
Don has recently signed to the Notting Hill Music Group, and the new single You from Don’s new album is due for release in October 2017.
It looks guaranteed to continue the singer's string of chart successes,
Now based in the world centre of country music Nashville in Tennessee, Don will return to Ireland to perform at The Irish Post Country Music Award on August 30 in Armagh.
Don’s break in the country music world was was given an early boost by a gig in London.
Having played pubs and clubs around Ireland, he got a nice support slot in Harlesden, opening for Richie Havens at the Mean Fiddler.
Don opened up his set with a song called Paradise – after Havens heard the track he subsequently recorded it on his 2002 album Wishing Well.
It’s been 11 years since Don’s debut album Innocent Run and it would be fair to say that his reputation as a songwriter has gone stratospheric.
Watch this space – the man from the parish of Lisnagry, Co. Limerick looks set to become a national treasure.
The Irish Post Country Music Awards take place on Wednesday, August 30 at The Armagh City Hotel, Co. Armagh. Join music fans from all over Ireland and Britain and book your ticket today.