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Aspiring Irish musician Diarmaid Mc Gee gets chance of a lifetime when he lands a spot on Nashville radio show while on holiday

diaruid mcgeeDIARMAID MC GEE has had a pretty memorable holiday in America so far. 

The young man from Donegal is visiting the US with his aunt and the pair has been sightseeing in the home of country music, Nashville.

McGee, a 23-year old UCD graduate, studied Marketing and Spanish before pursuing a career as a musician, performing at open mic nights, busking on Dublin’s streets and writing his own songs.

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His first stroke of luck in Nashville came when he bumped into one of his idols, Garth Brooks.

Sean Mc Gee, Diarmaid’s father told The Irish Post his son was visiting the Country Music Hall Of Fame when he spotted Brooks.

“It’s freaky cause he’s a major Garth Brooks fan…he had two tickets for each of the five [cancelled Croke Park] shows.”

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After that stroke of luck, Mc Gee was in a UPS office trying to arrange shipping for some instruments he bought back to Ireland when he spotted a woman with a guitar.

The woman, named Morgan, works on  The Bobby Bones Show radio program based in Nashville.

Sensing the opportunity, Mc Gee asked if there was any chance he could come on the show.

Intrigued by his Donegal accent and red hair, she agreed to let him visit.

Once in the studio, Mc Gee impressed with a cover of Eric Church’s song Wrecking Ball, with over 135,000 people watching the clip online so far.

Dad Sean says his son is “absolutely blown away” by the reaction. “He’s busking away in Dublin and this is a major major step.”

Did you catch the random Irish listener that stopped by the show and made all the girls SWOON? Here he is singing Eric Church "Wrecking Ball." WHAT!?

Posted by Bobby Bones Show on Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Katy Harrington

Katy Harrington is Digital and Features Editor at The Irish Post. Follow her on Twitter @tweetkatyh

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2 comments on “Aspiring Irish musician Diarmaid Mc Gee gets chance of a lifetime when he lands a spot on Nashville radio show while on holiday”

  1. Barry

    Random Irish Dude Surprises With Singing Skills
    Posted March 30th, 2016
    So apparently random Irish dudes that go to UPS can sing... well, at least this one can.

    Diarmaid ran into Phone Girl Morgan at a UPS store while visiting Nashville and is a listener of the show so Bobby invited him to the studio.

    Well, little did we know HE COULD SING.

  2. Barry

    Diarmaid McGee stole our attention yesterday when he covered Eric Church’s hit song “Wrecking Ball” on The Bobby Bones Show. Needless to say, the 23-year-old Irish singer-songwriter has caused quite a stir in Nashville and beyond. Country Fancast reached out to the young entertainer and he was kind enough to answer some of our most burning questions! Enjoy his full interview and live music below.

    Country Fancast: “First things first— How do you pronounce your first name?”


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