Watch Creggan singer Ed Fox in TG4’s country music competition Glor Tire

Ed Fox
Ed Fox

A talented Tyrone country singer has made it into the last nine on TG4’s country music competition Glor Tire.

Mentored by country legend Mike Denver, American country inspired artist Ed Fox said he has had a passion for singing as long as he can remember.

I will be singing to save my bacon - Ed Fox

And can often be heard singing his Gene Watson, George Jones and Merle Haggard inspired sets in and around Cookstown.

But to stay on the show, which will appear on the silver screen every Wednesday night at 10.30pm until its April 15 final, he needs your support.

Ed recorded his first ever album ‘If Not For You’ in 2001 and one of its tracks - ‘Late Night Radio’ - quickly shot up the Australian charts and won extensive airplay throughout Europe.

His second album, ‘Money In The Chair’, followed a little later and established Ed as a country singer to watch.

But not one to rest on his laurels, he has taken his talent to tele with the aim of spreading his wings just a little bit further.

“I like singing Irish country and American country,” he said.

Born into a part of the province where country music is considered a way of life, he said he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his legendary neighbours Philomena Begley, Brian Coll and Gene Stewart.

“I will be singing to save my bacon,” he said.

“The voting lines are open now, 24-7 til the end of the competition.”

To support Ed on his quest to take this year’s Glor Tire title, text Glor 3 to the number 60999 or pick up the phone and dial 0901 6566 103.