"If there’s a writer from this side of the pond capable of a career as a tunesmith on Music Row Gary Quinn is it…” Duncan Warwick - Editor of Country Music People
A 7 time British Country Music Association Awards winner including most recently retaining 'Male Vocalist of the Year 2019' and previously 'UK Songwriter of the Year' and consecutive 'Song of the Year' honours, Northern Irishman Gary Quinn has become one of British country music’s more established performers. Quinn cites U.S. country artists such as Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley as influences, has opened for the visiting CMA Songwriters Series, toured with Phil Vassar and William Michael Morgan and shared the stage with acts such as Kristian Bush, Sarah Darling and hall of fame songwriter Bob DiPiero. An accomplished performer, Quinn is just as comfortable with a pen in his hand and has collaborated with Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner Steve Wariner as well as Brett James, Trent Tomlinson, Jenn Bostic and J.P Williams.
2021 was a strong year for Quinn with his singles ‘Nobody Somebody’ and 'Catch Me' placing at #1 and #2 on the UK Country Chart respectively as well as being championed by Ty Bentli (Ty Bentli Show, Apple Music) and being selected as Chris Country Radio's 'Single of the Week' in the months of January and June. 'Catch Me' is currently featured on Apple Music's 'Today's Country', 'New in Country' and 'Country Wide' while 'Nobody Somebody' placed on Spotify's 'Wild Country', 'Next from Nashville', 'New Music Nashville', 'Nashville Stripped and 'Fresh Finds Country' playlists.
Quinn and his band have performed at one of Europe’s most prestigious country festivals ‘Country2Country’ in London on numerous occasions, C2C Berlin, The Long Road Festival and Manchester’s ‘Buckle & Boots’ as well as festivals the length and breadth of the UK and Europe. Gary toured the Gold Coast of Australia in 2019 culminating in a performance on the Toyota Stage at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Additional to his live appearances Quinn can be seen regularly on TV with his videos receiving airtime on regional and international TV programmes. Gary recently returned from Nashville having been invited to appear on Phil Vassar’s ‘Songs From The Cellar’ TV show recorded live from Phil’s home in Tennessee.
A regular performer at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, he has performed alongside Nashville recording artists Carlene Carter, John Brannen and Nanci Griffith as well as opening for a CMA Songwriter Series show that included Clint Black and Bill Anderson. Quinn is also no stranger to performing in Nashville having played the CMA Music Fest, the CMA Global Artist Party and iconic venues The Bluebird Cafe and The Stage on Broadway.