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Kerry Fearon is Set to Release Chase Wild Horses on June 26th

South Armagh Singer
Kerry Fearon has just recently performed at the Galloway Roots festival and the Leek
Blues & Americana festival
and she recently headlined the Maverick
stage at the 25th Millport Country music
festival
. Kerry has just started her brand new radio programme The Boots
‘n’ Roots show on Dundalk FM which
for now airs every third Saturday of the month (www.dundalkfm.com) and it
includes music such as Americana, roots, folk, bluegrass, Ameripolitan, alt
country, Trad country and honky Tonk and she will feature a range of special guests
/ interviews. She collected lots of content when she attended Americanafest in
Nashville in September. This entire career kicked off as a result of Kerry
losing her dad to MND in 2013.

Some more
information- Kerry Fearon is no stranger to the country music circuit &
Americana circles. Having presented the Homegrown hour & Ireland’s Hot 7
chart on Downtown Country & Downtown Radio for 4 years , the
qualified Business Studies turned Special Needs teacher has picked up Horizon
award for the most successful British & Irish country act 2016, the Johnny
Loughrey award at the Hot Country awards
2018 and she also reached the final of glór
Tíre on TG4
in 2016.Since competing in Glór Tíre, the hard working singer
has had the opportunity to work with Merle Haggard’s son Marty Haggard, and other USA artists such as Joni Harms, Ron & Leona Williams, and Will Banister.

One of her career
highlights to date was getting to go on tour in the UK with one of her
favourite country artists; Kelly Willis from Texas. Kerry has
also toured with Johnny Cash’s grandson Thomas
Gabriel
on his Cash legacy Ireland tour 2018.Kerry has also become somewhat
of a music journalist during the past few years. For 2 years she hosted Kerry’s
Gold Country on Keep it Country TV which she utilised to bring us a wide range
of artists to our screens which included interviews and live music sessions and
some of her special guests ranged from the legendary Albert Lee to Marty
Stuart, Jenn Bostic, Ashley Campbell, Jarrod Dickerson, Margo Price, Gallagher
& Lyle to the Dead South & lots more. She thoroughly enjoyed putting
this together and as a result was invited to several events including being
part of the international discussion panel at Canadian Country Music Week in Hamilton Ontario in September 2018.

Kerry released her
debut album in July of 2018 and ‘Honky Tonk Girl’ has been successful so far
and was even album of the month on Denmark radio! She was delighted to
once again be a part of the Susan McCann
String of Diamonds weekend
in The Carrickdale hotel January 2020.  As
well as playing numerous festivals in 2019 (including Howth Roots & Blues),
she visited the Westport Folk and
Bluegrass festival
where she was delighted to be hosting the main event. During
2019 she toured with Ags Connolly (UK), Leo Rondeau (Texas), Dave Murphy (NJ)
& Paul Sachs (NYC). She just recently graduated from the highly acclaimed Hot Press magazine MIX course
and she is back in studio and already enjoying the success of her latest
single; ‘To Ramona’ which is getting a great deal of airplay throughout Europe.
 She looks forward to another busy year in 2020!

‘Chase Wild Horses’was
both written and recorded originally by Kim Richey. Being a fan of
Kim’s, I first heard the track during her album launch
night at the City Winery, Nashville in April 2018. I loved this track
so much that I learned it almost immediately and begin to perform it at
all of my gigs and festivals slots. As part of the project we have been
subtly trying to bring our own stamp to the
cover songs so I felt that adding fiddle was a nice addition on this
track.

This is my second radio single release of 2020 and is a follow up to
‘Ford Econoline’ which had a wonderful response, and previous to that was
‘To Ramona’ which as well as topping the Downtown Radio /
Downtown Country Hot 7 chart, has more recently been included in the
‘Ten Covers’ feature by
AmericanaUK alongside David Gray, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the likes.

https://americana-uk.com/ten-covers-of-bob-dylans-to-ramona#more-44047

 

 

2020
got off to a good start pre-pandemic. I had enjoyed some tour dates with
Aaron McDonnell (Texas), being part of Susan McCann’s sold out
String of Diamonds Festival weekend and I was looking forward to opening up for Amber Cross (California) on the
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Belfast as well as being part of the Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival again, being on the line up at
Bagfest, Nottingham and much more. However, my biggest news was that I had been nominated in 2 categories at the 2020 
Academy of Western Artists awards (AWA’s); I had been nominated for
Pure Country Female and my debut album ‘Honky Tonk Girl’ had been nominated for
Pure Country Album. I am absolutely thrilled to be recognised in
this way.The AWA’S were originally scheduled to take place in April but I
hope to be able to attend when they are rescheduled.

 

2019 was an incredibly successful year for me. I appeared on numerous festivals including
Howth Roots & Blues, Leek Blues & Americana, the inaugural Galloway Roots & Country festival and I also headlined the Maverick acoustic stage at the 25thMillport Country Music Festival.
I also had the opportunity to tour
with such artists as Ags Connolly and Leo Rondeau in April, Dave Murphy
& Paul Sachs in November and I undertook a mini UK tour in June .I
attended
Americanafest in Nashville in September plus I was MC at the main event on
Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival and in October I once
again opened up for Thomas Gabriel, grandson of Johnny Cash. I was
shortlisted in 4 categories at the UK Country music awards, I graduated
from the highly acclaimed M.I.X. course with Hot Press
Magazine and I featured on TG4’s Réalta agus Gaolta with my cousin Dave Murphy

In July 2019  I left Downtown Country/ Downtown Radio after 4 years and in August I joined the team at Dundalk FM 
where I present and produce my own radio show ‘The Boots ‘n’ Roots Show’.( 97.7 FM Dundalk or towww.dundalkfm.com) .


For further information or interview requests please contact 

kerryfearon81@hotmail.com

or

 wildfirepr@outlook.com

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