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Tony Kerr ~ When Did Right Become Wrong ~ Irish Country

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Irish Country http://irishcountrymusic.com Tony was born in Co Antrim in a small farm house quite close to Ballymena, the youngest of a family of eight children. Four boys and four girls. From the beginning music played a part in his daily life he grew up listening to the popular records of the time the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Slim Whitman and George Jones to name but a few. Tony was also influenced by his sisters love of the top lady country singers who were dominating the radio waves at the time, including Lynn Anderson, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and of course Dolly. he started to learn Guitar around the age of eight with the help of a wonderful lady called Mrs McCann, a local teacher. At primary school he also had the opportunity to learn the violin, but at that time the Johnny Cash style of guitar was all he wanted to explore, since then he has wished many times he had taken up the Fiddle, as in the modern era the country fiddle is so widely used. Family gatherings and sing songs were his first introduction to performing the country song that he loved, looking back now Tony says he can see how big a part these get togethers played in forming his future Singing career.