Popular Stewartstown singer Barry Devlin begins his journey on TG4 series Glór Tíre this week, with the first episode to begin on Wednesday (8th January).
Barry found out in mid-November that he’d been chosen to work alongside popular country singer Johnny Brady on the talent competition.
A well established performer on the local music scene, Barry, honed his singing skills in his band Bitz ‘N Pieces alongside his father Gerard.
Barry is one of ten contestants starting out on the series on TG4 with the first episode already filmed at the Quays, Galway before Christmas.
Speaking to the Times shortly after he learnt of his selection Barry said: “I went to see Johnny at a gig in Omagh and I’m friendly enough with the whole band so I went up to talk to Brendan who does the sound for them, and he asked me there on the spot so I had to consider it because I have different commitments but I got back to him on Monday and told him I would do it.”
Barry was always a fan of Brady saying: ““I think Johnny (Brady) is a fantastic singer, one of the best in the country even as a person I would like to be like him, he is so genuine and everyone sees that in him.”
The new seriesof Glor Tire gets underway on Wednesday night on TG4 with voting lines open from 11.30pm.