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Getting to Know Ireland’s No. 1 Country Singer

Getting to Know IRELAND'S NO.1 Country Singer "For me, I started at 16 playing in pubs and clubs to no one and then with the band at 19 gradually built it up and it's only in the last couple of years that we have done a lot better. I remember a night when there was no one in the audience and that helps you to appreciate what you have." Nathan Carter The Belfast Telegraph, April 2014 Birth + Heritage Family Name Nathan Carter. Birthday 28th May 1990. Parents His mother Noreen is a carer, his father lan is a builder. Birthplace Liverpool, UK. siblings 2, Jake and Ciara, both are younger. Roots Irish, his parents came from Newry in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. His grandmother Ann McCoy was from Warrenpoint in Co. Down, Northern Ireland & was 1 of 10 Grandmother children who were all musical. Thought Nathan to sing 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' aged 3. Grandfather Early Life Musical Instrument Learned to play the accordion aged 4. Singing Was Head Chorister of the Liverpool Boy's Choir. Trips to Ireland Competed in Fleadh Ceoil's during his early teens. Emerging Talents Won All Ireland Medals for solo singing & accordion aged 12. Education sSt Francis Xavier's School, Woolton, Liverpool, UK. Finding His Feet Group Membership Member of the Liverpool Ceili Band, played the piano accordion & piano. Going Solo Played solo gigs around Liverpool & London with occasional shows in Ireland. Turning Point In April 2009, he met & impressed songwriter John Farry on a trip to Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland. A few months later he had his own band. Moved to Ireland At age 18 to pursue music after leaving school aged 16. "For a long time country music was associated with older people and older people were singing it, especially in Ireland. But younger singers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks naturally have a younger fan base and as a result more young people are listening to it and watching it on TV." Nathan Carter The Belfast Telegraph, April 2014 Musical Career Profession Singer specialising in Country Music & Traditional Irish Music. Debut Album "Starting Out a multi-instrumental album was released in 2007. Most Popular Song Wagon Wheel', a huge hit with over 1 million hits on YouTube. Record Label Decca Records since April 2014. Manager Songwriter John Farry. Discography NATHAN CARTER The Way That You Love Me Album, released in January 2007. WAGONS WHEEL Time of My Life Album, released in May 2011. The Live Show DVD, released in December 2011. Wagon Wheel Album, released in October 2012. Where IWanna Be Album, released in August 2013. The Wagon Wheel Live Shovw DVD, released in March 2014. Christmas Stuf Album, released in December 2014. Beautiful Life Album, released in May 2015. Achievements Personal Sang for Pope John Paul Il in Rome when he was a child. Professional Outsold One Direction when his 5th album Where I Wanna Be' reached the No.1 position in the Irish Charts in 2013. He was the 1st country music star to reach the No.1 position in 6 years since Garth Brooks in 2007. Most Recent In May 2015 his album Beautiful Life reached No.1 in the Irish Charts. Fans f Facebook 116,000 + likes. E Twitter 8,100+ followers. O YoUTube 4,900+ subscribers. O Instagram 2,400 +followers. Personal Life Marital StatuS Single. Resides Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, but lived in Donegal, Ireland, for over 5 years. Leisure Activities Plays golf, enjoys the cinema, loves to sail & water ski. References www.nathancartermusic.com/about www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/chart-topping -country-singer-nathan-carters-8849802 "I just want a long career and to continue doing what I am doing now, touring and releasing new music and to keep doing that for as long as I can. " www.irishpost.co.uk/entertainment/nathan-carter-on-becoming-a-liver pool-Irish-country-star www.hotpress.com/Nathan-Carter/news/Nathan-Carter-beats-Mumford Nathan Carter The Belfast Telegraph, April 2014 --Sons-in-chart-battle/14032875.html www.goss.le/2015/03/singer-nathan-carter-being-on-stage-is-like-a-dr ug-for-me-im-hooked rsvpmagazine.ie/rsvp-interviews-nathan-carter/ www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/nathan-carter-on-looking-for-I ove-and-the-shock-at-outselling-one-direction-30181704.html Murphy OF IRELAND SINCE 1939 www.murphyofireland.com ::::::

Getting to Know Ireland’s No. 1 Country Singer

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