Dodge Your Bullet - Gary Quinn
We continue our look at some of the stars of this year's Buckle & Boots festival with our next LCM featured artist singer-songwriter and festival organiser Manchester based Gary Quinn. A 4 time British Country Music Association Awards winner including most recently 'Male Vocalist of the Year 2016' and previously 'UK Songwriter of the Year' and consecutive 'Song of the Year' honours, Northern Irishman Gary Quinn has become one of British country music’s more established performers. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is one of our favourites 'Dodge Your Bullet' from his self titled 2013 album.
Gary cites U.S. country artists such as Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley as influences, while he has shared the stage with acts such as Phil Vassar, Kristian Bush and hall of fame songwriter Bob DiPiero. An accomplished performer, Quinn is just as comfortable with a pen in his hand and has recently collaborated with Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner Steve Wariner as well as Benita Hill (Garth Brooks) and David C Banning (Joey & Rory, Chris Cagle).
Having garnered international praise and an array of awards for his eponymous debut self-titled album, Gary teased the release of his new body of work with the single ‘Shame’ that was premiered by The Boot.com earlier this year and went on to debut at no.7 in the UK iTunes country chart. 'Shame' set the tone for the multi-award winner’s most personally insightful release entitled ‘I Remember’ which debuted at no.5 in the UK iTunes country chart. Quinn’s work stills sees regular radio airplay on the BBC and many of the top country stations in the UK and around the world including Chris Country, Downtown Radio, Nixa Country and 2Country Radio.
Quinn and his band have performed at one of Europe’s most prestigious country festivals ‘Country2Country’ in London on numerous occasions and Manchester’s ‘Buckle & Boots’ as well as festivals the length and breadth of the UK and Europe. Additional to his live appearances Quinn can be seen regularly on TV with his videos receiving airtime on regional and international TV programmes. Gary recently returned from Nashville having been invited to appear on Phil Vassar’s ‘Songs From The Cellar’ TV show recorded live from Phil’s home in Tennessee.
A regular performer at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, he has performed alongside Nashville recording artists Carlene Carter, John Brannen and Nanci Griffith as well as opening for a CMA Songwriter Series show that included Clint Black and Bill Anderson. Quinn is also no stranger to performing in Nashville having played the CMA Music Fest and the CMA Global Artist Party at iconic venue ‘The Stage’ on Broadway.