The original roots of Country music come from the Scots-Irish immigrants who settled in the Appalachia hill country in the 18th and 19th Centuries. On this St. Patric's Day weekend, it's appropriate to point out the thriving Country music scene in Erie. One of the most popular TV shows there is Glór Tíre, a Country music talent show in the mold of American Idol. As you'd expect, the talent ranges all over the map, but Ireland has a long tradition of fine singers.
This is Mick McDonald who drives a truck and brings what can only be called Real Country Music.
Interestingly, this song is about a man who is about to sail away from Ireland on his way to America. The roots of Country music run deep, and wide.