Press Release via AS Written, December 2021
FREE HOT COUNTRY SHOWS TO MAKE IT A MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR FANS
It’s been a long twenty-two months or so for country music fans in Ireland, but HOT COUNTRY TV is about to make it a very merry Christmas at least, with founder and host HUGH O’ BRIEN announcing that SIX FREE hour long HD STREAMING shows are on the way.
Beginning at 5pm on Christmas Eve on the official Hot Country TV website – www,hotcountrytv.com, the shows – titled AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – promise fans a wonderful mix of chat, storytelling, and even some very special Christmas videos that have never been seen before. Featuring some of Irish entertainment’s star names, including
Daniel O’ Donnell, Nathan Carter, Olivia Douglas, and Sabrina Fallon, the shows will be presented by Hugh and Eilish O’ Sullivan. And the Corkman sees the shows as a way to bring some cheer back into the lives of fans who – for the most part – wouldn’t have been able to see all of their favourite artists ‘live’ this year…
“The Irish country music scene, for as long as its existed in any form at all, has been built around people coming together to enjoy the artists they love. Live shows and gigs, days and nights like that have been the heartbeat of the scene, and of so many peoples’ lives. So everything that’s happened since March 2020, or should I say, everything that hasn’t been able to happen, has been a complete shock to the system for so many people. We thought this year would be better, and that things would all go back to normal, but unfortunately that’s not how it turned out to be. And that’s why we’ve decided to make our ‘An Irish Country Christmas’ shows free for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.”
Set to be the biggest country music event of the festive season, An Irish Country Christmas will also bring to our screens artists from Nashville (including the great songwriter Max T. Barnes), Scotland (accordion maestro Brandon McPhee), Malta (Marisa D’ Amato), Russia (Larissa Tormey, now living in Ireland), and Sweden (Ellinor Springstrike).
“Not only are we making all six of these shows free for everyone”, remarked Hugh, “we’re also making them easily available, so that as many country music fans as possible can enjoy them over the Christmas. Each of the shows will be available FREE and in FULL HD on our website, www.hotcountrytv.com, and people at home will also be able to cast them to their Smart TVs when the website is entered using Google Chrome browser, this is a must. Another great idea is to log onto the website through all Smart TV’s in-built browser.”
Hugh went on to point out that the shows would also cast directly from laptop and desktop computers – and Android phones such as Samsungs, to all Android Smart TVs, and to all Smart TVs when using a Google Chromecast dongle (about €25 to buy), and that there are millions of Chromecast devices in operation around the world.
“For at least an hour on six different occasions over Christmas”, continued Hugh, “we’re looking forward to bringing top-class artists like Margo, Dominic Kirwan, Derek Ryan, and Cliona Hagan – as well as some rising stars of the scene like David James, Aishling Rafferty, Claudia Buckley, Alex Roe, Colin Kenny, Dae Allen, Jamie Donnelly, Simon Peters, Norman Borland, Liam Kelly, Eimear Furlong – and so many more, into peoples’ homes and back into peoples’ lives again.”
Hot Country TV has been broadcasting for over twelve years and is available on all digital devices worldwide.