The song was an instant hit shooting straight into the top ten of the Irish charts. John at the time was working as a Supervisor with the Irish company Bord na Mona in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and the success of the song took him completely by surprise. The song was so popular with radio listeners that they were calling the radio stations wanting to know more about this new voice.
The radio statios were kind of stuck, they knew nothing about him. Within 2 weeks John had left his job at the factory and was on the road with his new band. Such was his popularity that almost straight away John had become a big country music star in Ireland and was packing venues to the point that they were turning people away. John signed with Harmac Records and his first album My Feelings for you was released, it became the best selling country album ever in Ireland and produced many irish chart hits.
His popularity had now got the attention of Mick Clerkin who was the owner of London based Ritz Records. John was signed to Ritz and recorded many albums for them including the Nashville Album, which was recorded in the home of Country music. John was now one of the biggest attractions in the music business in Ireland and was working upto six nights per week. Little did john know that an undiagnosed ear problem was to do serious damage to his voice.
John was forced to take a break from the business for 5 years on doctors orders. His return album was called Broken Silence. After that he recorded Where I come from, an album of country standards. John's new album is called The Anniversary album.
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