OLIVIA DOUGLAS first came to national attention as a contestant on TG4's Glór Tíre in 2016.
Since then she has gone on to establish herself as one of the brightest new young talents on the Irish country scene, and will perform at The Irish Post Country Music Awards in Armagh on August 30.
Olivia began her musical career at the tender age of five when she discovered the tin whistle.
She progressed from tin whistle on to the button accordion, an instrument that she proved to be a genius on – in 2005 Olivia placed second at the All-Ireland Fleadh in the under-18 age group.
Olivia’s family run the well-known midlands public house Tom’s Tavern in her home town of Ferbane in Co. Offaly. It was here that country music first became a crucial part of Olivia’s life.
With different bands in the bar every weekend, it quickly became the norm for Olivia to make guest appearances for a few songs. Visitors and locals were entranced by these performances.
Olivia released her debut album Another Heartache in 2015. Lee Ann Womack's song The Healing Kind became her official debut single. The video for this became immensely popular on TV country shows.
Olivia has just released her latest single, an instantly catchy cover of Bob Dylan's hit Don't Think Twice, and it has proved an irresistible teaser for her second album which is due later in 2017.
A rosy future in country music for this hugely talented musician and exquisite singer looks utterly assured.
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.