Brian Hughes is now established as one of the UK’s finest ‘Modern Country’ singer/songwriters.
Born on the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland, Brian has been in involved in music all his life, and a chance encounter with Mary Chapin Carpenter guided him towards country music, having had no connection with it previously. With her encouragement, he decided to follow a full time career in music and was fortunate to have his songwriting talents recognised by American publishing house AMG to whom he was signed. He subsequently played several US dates including a support slot for Phil Vassar in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brian has taken his band The LoneSharks out on the road for the last six years where they have converted a host of doubters as to whether country music can be ‘done properly’ here in the UK and thanks to him, more British artists are putting more of their own material in their sets.
Following his last successful European tour, Brian felt the band had gone as far as they could, and 2011 sees him take ‘Brian Hughes and his Band’ on the road with mainstream gigs in the major Scottish cities to test the water with a wider audience. Offers to tour Europe again, and also Australia and New Zealand have been received and are being considered, although British country music fans may not see a lot of him next year, so should take the chance to do so when they can.
Spotlight UK Artist interview
The award winning Scot has just released his latest album ‘My Kind Of Paradise’, his fourth album of completely original material, to critical acclaim, with a suggestion that it just might be the finest album to be released by a British Country Artist.