Hurricane Highway blow in from Mayo for the Irish Post Country Music Awards

Hurricane Highway blow in from Mayo for the Irish Post Country Music Awards

FORMED in 2014, five-piece Hurricane Highway's first single Your Man was a radio hit very swiftly after release.

Fast forward to 2017 and their highly anticipated album Exposed went straight to number one on its release in May.

Meanwhile, the Mayo band's latest single Make You Mine seems set to be equally successful.

They are now preparing to take the stage at the Irish Post Country Music Awards on August 30 in Armagh.

Hurricane Highway have already won their fair share of awards and accolades over the past three years, including the Best Video gong at the 2016 Irish TV Country Music Awards for Hey Pretty Girl.

A poignantly beautiful piece of music and film featuring an older man looking back on his life, the video has already been viewed by thousands of people.

Charismatic front men and co-founders Ed Holland and Kevin Collins are the mainspring of the band.

Their talent has brought them recognition throughout the world of country music.

Indeed, they’ve just been approached by American country music legend Larry Caitlin (of Caitlin Brothers fame) who has expressed an interest in writing some songs with them.

Larry is a hugely successful country songwriter from the States with eight number ones to his name, so a tie-up with the lads from Mayo could be a country sensation.

Country & Irish is one of the most exciting musical forms in the world, combining as it does the Irish tradition along with elements of the traditions of the southern states of America — country, bluegrass and gospel.

Hurricane Highway have tapped into these great traditions and produced a sound that is jagged, exciting and full of melody.

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.

Tickets can be booked from The Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR, by calling 0044 283751 8888 or emailing [email protected]

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