'FRIENDS LIKE US'...NEED FRIENDS LIKE YOU!
Folks, FRIENDS LIKE US, the brand NEW single from Norman and Patricia Mcguire, is sitting at #2 on the Irish Country iTunes chart right now. THANK YOU all so much for your wonderful support for the single since its first performance and release last night.
And, if you haven't had a chance to just yet, you might take a moment to add or save it to your music library, maybe nudge Norman and Patricia up just one more spot on the charts!
SURPRISE! 'FRIENDS LIKE US' - OUT NOW!
If you were as taken as we were by that first ever performance of FRIENDS LIKE US from Norman and Patricia at Strule Arts Centre just now, then you'll be delighted to hear that the single is...OUT NOW!
It's available on all platforms, from Apple Music to Spotify, and everything before, after, and in-between!
And it won't be long before you can start requesting it from radio too, because it will be heading to stations all across the country on Monday!
Don't forget what you're doing tonight! At 8pm you're tuning into the Facebook page of Strule Arts Centre to enjoy a very special 'live' one-hour concert from Norman and his All-Star Country Band! Norman will be joined by the brilliant Patricia Mcguire for an EXCLUSIVE FIRST performance of their NEW single, FRIENDS LIKE US.
See you at 8pm!
NORMAN IS 'ON THE RIGHT TRAX'
With only days to go before his 'live' concert at Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, you can read all about it on the official 'On The Right TRAX' (OTRT) website. Go to www.ontherighttrax.com
WE ALL NEED 'FRIENDS LIKE US'
Ladies and gentlemen, on this fine Friday morning, it's out pleasure to tell you that Norman's NEW single, his duet with the super-talented Patricia Mcguire, will be...FRIENDS LIKE US!
And, Norman and Patricia will be performing it for the very FIRST time on June 19th at Norman's Strule Arts Centre concert with his All-Star Country Band. As if it wasn't already, but now it's definitely a date for your diary!
'LIVE' IN LOUGHREA, THIS SATURDAY!
Well, 'live' on Loughrea is probably more like it! A week out from his concert at Strule Arts Centre with his All-Star Country Band and special guest Patricia Mcguire, Norman will be joining Martina Staunton of Loughrea Community Radio for a chat about that June 19th event, his current single with Gerry Guthrie, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, and much more! Tune in from 11am!
NEW SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT!
Not only can we share the news that Norman has been back in the studio again and has another brand new single on the way, we can also reveal that it's going to be a gorgeous duet with the wonderful Patricia Mcguire! Full details coming soon...!
CATCH NORMAN 'LIVE' IN CONCERT
We're delighted to announce that Norman and his All-Star Country Band, together with very special guest Patricia Mcguire, will be performing a special hour long concert at Strule Arts Centre in Omagh on Saturday, June 19th. This event will be available to enjoy for free - from the comfort of your own home - via the Arts Centre's Facebook page. LIVE MUSIC...!!!
MORE TIME FOR THANK-YOUS!
Well, there's really nothing else we can say when we get news like this, except THANK YOU! News like what, you ask? News like this...
Norman's new single with Gerry Guthrie, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, has already surpassed the 120 spin mark at radio, recording 150,000+ impacts along the way.
News like THAT, earns a really BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who's been playing AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, and requesting it. Your support...well...to us, that ain't no little thing!
RELEASE DAY...AND THAT 'AIN'T NO LITTLE THING'
It's here! Norman's brand NEW single, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, featuring Gerry Guthrie, is OUT NOW, available across all platforms and to request from radio nationwide, and beyond!
AIN'T NO LITTLE...LINE-DANCE THING!
Head on over to Norman's official Facebook page to witness two superstars in action on the dancefloor, folks! Vikki Allan and Karen Proctor have only gone and created a line-dance for AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, Norman's new single with Gerry Guthrie! If watching this doesn't get you in the mood for Friday, we might need to notify your next-of-kin!
THANK YOU TIRCONAILL TRIBUNE
We nearly missed this one last week! HUGE THANKS to Norman's local paper, the Tirconaill Tribune for their shout-out to Norman about his forthcoming release with Gerry Guthrie, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING. Coming your way across all platforms on May 7th, so not long to wait now...
PRE-ADD/SAVE 'AIN'T NO LITTLE THING' TODAY!
Exciting news for a Monday, folks! As of TODAY, Norman's brand new single, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, which features the immaculate country voice of Gerry Guthrie, is AVAILABLE to PRE-ADD/SAVE! Make sure it makes its way to you as soon as it's officially released on May 7th by pre-adding or saving TODAY.
'AIN'T NO LITTLE THING' - AT RADIO NOW!
Norman's brand NEW single, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, featuring the exquisite vocals of Gerry Guthrie, is at RADIO NOW! Feel free to get busy requesting it from all of your favourite shows and stations all across the country, and beyond. Available on all platforms from Friday, MAY 7th!
NEW SINGLE REVEAL!
Ok, in fairness, we've made you guys wait long enough! We're delighted to reveal that Norman's very special guest on his next single, AIN'T NO LITTLE THING, will be the one and only GERRY GUTHRIE! We can't wait for you guys to hear this one. And guess what? You won't have to wait for very long...because it's going to radio THIS WEEK! Available on ALL PLATFORMS, from FRIDAY, MAY 7th!
SCAM WARNING, BEWARE FAKE ACCOUNT!
Folks, some people truly have too much time on their hands! As of this moment in time, Norman DOES NOT have an official Instagram account. When that changes - and it will - we will let everyone know, via this website and Norman's already existing and official social media platforms. So please beware of the fact that on Instagram, the account - normanbor - IS NOT NORMAN.
MORE NEWS ON THAT NEW MUSIC...
Oh yeah, we meant to mention to you guys that Norman's next single is going to be...well...more of a double, really...!
NEW MUSIC...COMING SOON!
This news sure 'ain't no little thing'! Yep...NEW MUSIC...COMING SOON...! And it's a tune we're pretty sure that you're all gonna like called AIN'T NO LITTLE THING. That's all for now! But we'll have more news on this for you...very, very soon!
100,000 IMPACTS FOR 'HEALING HANDS'
Time for us to send out thanks the way of country music radio and country music fans again! HEALING HANDS has now racked up more than 100,000 impacts at radio since its release, notching 140 spins in the process. In total, Norman's songs have been played on country radio almost 250 times already in 2021. THANK YOU!
IRELAND'S EYE ST. PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL
The St. Patrick's Day Special of IRELAND'S EYE magazine is in the shops and on shelves now, folks. Keep an eye out for some very kind words about Norman's new single HEALING HANDS from Mary Mooney in her always enjoyable Showbiz Scene section.
100 SPINS FOR 'HEALING HANDS'
A big day for Norman's latest single, HEALING HANDS, with the news that it has already passed the 100 spins milestone at radio. So a big thank you to all of the presenters including it in their shows and playlists, and to all country fans who have been requesting it, too. THANK YOU!
NORMAN'S 'HEALING HANDS' TOUCH DENMARK
A big thank you to SNR Hits in Denmark for adding HEALING HANDS to their playlist. In some pretty good company alongside the likes of Dave Sheriff, The Bellamy Brothers, and Clint Black!
'REACH OUT' TOPS THE CHARTS!
What a proud day it was for everyone involved in the REACH OUT project yesterday, as the charity single of the same name became a double number-one, topping both the iTunes Irish Country chart, and the All-Genre chart as well. Norman was delighted to play his part on this song. Huge congratulations to Trudi Lalor and Billy Morrissey for putting the project together, to Billy and Max T. Barnes for writing the song, and to Jonathon Owens for conducting everything in the studio. All proceeds go to the I.S.P.C.C., so if you haven't got your copy yet...please get it right NOW. This is one of those times when what you can do, WILL make a difference.
'REACH OUT' - PRE-SAVE/ORDER NOW
The REACH OUT charity single, written by Billy Morrissey and Max T. Barnes, is available to pre-save/order NOW! With all proceeds going to the I.S.P.C.C., the single features more than seventy stars of Irish country, including Norman. It will be officially released on St. Valentine's Day.
'HEALING HANDS' - OUT NOW!
Norman's brand NEW single, HEALING HANDS, is OUT NOW! Available on all platforms and to request from radio!
RELEASE DAY - 1!
We're almost there! HEALING HANDS comes out TOMORROW! You can still pre-order the single today by heading on over to Norman's social media platforms where you'll find the link that will do all of the heavy-lifting for you!
NORMAN'S A 'COUNTRY CLASSIC'
Tune into corkmusicstation.com from 8pm tonight where Norman will be joining DJ Mike on his Country Classics show, talking about the release of HEALING HANDS this Friday, and much more too!
NORMAN JOINS TRUDI ON REACH-OUT PROJECT
Norman is delighted to be one of the many country music stars from all over Ireland who is joining the Trudi Lalor and Billy Morrissey lead REACH-OUT Project, which aims to reconnect country music fans and their musical idols in these strange times when 'live' music events are not possible. Norman is also one of the artists involed in the REACH OUT charity single.
TRIBUTES FROM THE TRIBUNES
Check out this week's editions of the Tullamore Tribune and the Midland Tribune for some really cool coverage of Norman's new single, HEALING HANDS, which is coming your way NEXT FRIDAY! You can pre-order now by visiting any of Norman's social media platforms.
HEALING HANDS is also AT RADIO RIGHT NOW, so please feel free to start requesting it from your favourite shows and stations nationwide.
PRE-ORDER 'HEALING HANDS'
We're delighted to let you all know that Norman's forthcoming new single, HEALING HANDS, is NOW available to pre-order. Check out Norman's social media platforms to find the link you need. It's as easy as that! Available all platforms from January 29th.
NEW SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT
A new year means time for some NEW music from Norman! And here it is...his first single of 2021 will be HEALING HANDS, available on all platforms from January 29th, and being serviced to radio next week! Let's go 2021!!!
NORMAN'S A MILLIONAIRE!
As we head into the heart of the holiday season, we're looking back on all the songs that Norman sent to radio this year. BROKEN THE LINE, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, and THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH. And today, we can share the news that Norman's music has clocked up over ONE MILLION impacts across radio in Ireland and the U.K. in 2020. THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL, for all of your support.
TOP 10 ON THE I.C.M.R. AIRPLAY CHART
We're delighted to see that THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH, Norman's new duet with Mick Flavin, has just entered the Top 10 on the Irish Country Music Radio station airplay chart at #10! Thanks for the spins, folks, and thanks to everyone who keeps requesting the single, too.
200,000 IMPACTS AT RADIO
Say what now?! Well this is crazy! But good crazy! We kinda like this kinda crazy!
After just ONE WEEK at radio, THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH, Norman's new single which also features the amazing vocal talents of the one and only Mick Flavin, has passed the 200,000 impacts milestone at radio! Again, all we can say is the biggest ever THANK YOU to everyone at radio who has played the song so far, and the same again to everyone who has got in touch with their favourite shows and stations to request it. Norman is so thrilled that you all like it so much...THANK YOU!
DOUBLE-DELIGHT IN THE CHARTS
Another little milestone to celebrate in Norman's career today, and that's the first time that he's had two singles in a chart at the same time! New single, THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH (with Mick Flavin), has entered the Top 20 on the Irish Country Music Radio Station airplay chart at #20, while his last release, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, is hovering just outside the Top 20 at #23. Happy days!
INTERVIEW ON DOWNDA ROAD RADIO
Tune into Downda Road Radio between 7 and 9pm tonight where Norman will be having the chats and the laughs with his old friend, Mags McGagh! And with the release of his new duet with Mick Flavin, THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH, there's plenty to chat about, that's for sure!
#2 IN THE COUNTRY CHARTS
Well, what can we say! It's release day and THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH is sitting proudly at #2 on the iTunes Irish Country chart, with only Derek Ryan himself keeping Norman and Mick off the top spot. No shame in that! But...wouldn't it be something else if THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH hit #1 today? If you haven't got yours yet...PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go get it NOW! You could help us make this dream come true! Everything you need to know is over on Norman's official Facebook page!
P.S. Tell all your friends to do the same thing, please! Lol!!!
RELEASE DAY IS HERE!
Release day is here, folks, so that means we can officially declare that THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH, Norman's brand new duet with Mick Flavin...is OUT NOW! Please pop over to Norman's official Facebook page to find all the links that you'll need to get your copy TODAY! As ever and as always, THANK YOU all for all of your support!
NORMAN'S NEW SINGLE IS DUET WITH MICK FLAVIN
Well, we did tell you it was going to be interesting! Norman's brand new single is the bluegrass classic, THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH, and it's a duet with the mighty MICK FLAVIN! It's at radio from TODAY, and will be available on general release, across all platforms, from TOMORROW!
When you're taking on a Bluegrass classic like the LITTLE MOUNTAIN CHURCH (sometimes called Little Mountain Church House too), co-written by the legendary Carl Jackson and Jim Rushing, you need to be bringing your A-Game to the studio! Well, Norman did just that.
And even better, he brought Irish country great MICK FLAVIN along with him!
The duo have teamed up for the first time to lay down a version of the 1990 International Bluegrass Association's Song of the Year which you'll be humming all day long, into the night, and then in your dreams, too. Not surprising, of course, given that over 100 artists worldwide have already recorded Little Mountain Church, including Ricky Skaggs and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Seldom, though, have two voices ever been as perfectly matched in bringing this song to life. Hearing the depth of Norman's endlessly country tones blend seamlessly with a voice as rich in traditionally sweet-toned earthiness as Mick's is a moment of beauty. This is the ideal choice of song, paired with the perfect combination of voices. And music simply doesn't get much better than that.
This version of the Little Mountain Church is a track that brings the feeling of sitting around an open-fire of an evening whilst in the company of two men who have shared and traded songs in that way for decades, as they use their vocal gifts to once again tempt all that's wrong in the world back into alignment again.
Truly, a feeling to be enjoyed, time and time again. And we think listeners will do just that.
...will tell its own story...(and you won't want to miss it!)...
WATCH THIS SPACE...
Folks, watch this space...! We have a feeling that this could be a very interesting week...very interesting indeed...
NEW MUSIC - COMING SOON!
Hey, you know what? We were kinda thinking that it might be time for some NEW music from Norman. And, not only that. We were also thinking that it might be time Norman had a very special guest join him! Yeah...we think this might happen. Very soon...!
The love for LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME is still out there with you guys, and Norman appreciates it so much! The single has just hit the 190 spins mark at country radio! The milestone of 200 is within sight, and only possible because of everyone's support!
Wow! Again! LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME has just had it 100th spin on country music radio! EVERY single play is one that Norman appreciates and is grateful for. And he couldn't be happier right now that so many people are enjoying his new single. Once again, to every presenter hitting 'play', and to everyone ringing or messaging in to their local stations requesting it...THANK YOU!
IRELAND'S EYE, ON SHELVES NOW
Next time you're in your local newsagents, pick up a copy of the latest edition of Ireland's Eye magazine. Mary Mooney, in her monthly Showbiz Scene column, gives Norman a lovely mention! Thank you, Mary!
WOW, WOW, WOW!
Wow, wow, wow...that's almost all we can say about today's news! Norman's new single, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, has just passed 105,000 impacts at country radio! So actually, there is one more thing we can say. To every presenter out there giving it a spin, and to everyone at home sending in those requests...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We're delighted to say that Norman will be joining Mike Duddy of Strabane Radio Online on his Country Show on August 23rd, coming to you 'live' from studio 6 between 9 and 11pm. Don't forget to tune in and join the lads for some great country music and a little bit of chat, too.
NORMAN WITH GER O' BRIEN
Tune into Carlow Country with Ger O' Brien on Carlow FM between 7 and 10pm tonight to hear Norman talk music and life, including his brand new single, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, which, as of today, is officially...OUT NOW!
RELEASE DAY IS HERE!
Yes, folks, release day is HERE! Norman's new single, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, is out now, available on all platforms, as well as to request from radio! Stop on by Norman's official Facebook page to find all the links you need to get your copy of LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME...TODAY!
ONE MORE SLEEP!
There's only one more sleep to go until Norman's new single, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, becomes available on all platforms! Don't forget to stop by Norman's official Facebook page tomorrow for all the links you need to get yours!
CATCH NORMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH MAGS MCGAGH
Don't forget to tune into Ceol Agus Craic on Salford City Radio between 5 and 7pm today when Norman will be chatting to host Mags McGagh about his latest single, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, and all things music...including, maybe...a little heads-up on a surprise that's on its way in the not too distant future!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON - NEW SINGLE AT RADIO NOW!
Norman's NEW single, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, is at RADIO NOW, and will be available on all platforms from August 13th!
Norman often describes himself as just being, "a country singer, singing country songs." And his forthcoming new release, the beautiful LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME, was originally made famous by one of country music's true gentlemen and greats, Don Williams.
Like Williams, Norman shares a humility that would never allow him to think of himself as anything other than just 'a country singer.' But also like Williams, Norman has a voice that makes him an unmistakable country singer. And his take on this Williams classic further proves that, as Norman gives the track his own little twist!
This track continues a new phase of Norman's career, following on from the release of the singles 'Broken The Line' and 'He Is Risen', and the new video for Norman's stunning rendition of 'Three Wooden Crosses.' And there's even more to come as the remainder of 2020 unfolds. In fact, Norman is so enjoying his time in the recording studio right now that THIS isn't even the next single he had planned on releasing! But once he heard the playback on the finished mix, he decided to rejig his plans so that he could share LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME with us RIGHT NOW!
The other good news about that, of course, is that it means there's even more new music from Norman already 'in the can', lined up, and ready to go!
And... we're even hearing whispers of a very special duet...!
But first... please enjoy Norman's version of LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME.
NEW SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT - 'LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME'
Here it is, folks, the big announcement of what will be Norman's next single...the Don Williams classic, LOVING YOU'S LIKE COMING HOME! It will be available on all platforms from August 13th.
BACK IN THE STUDIO!
It may be the strangest of years, but one thing's for sure, it's not keeping Norman out of the studio! He's back in there again this week, working away on what will be his next single! And don't worry, it's coming soon! Watch...this...space...
'THREE WOODEN CROSSES' VIDEO - OUT NOW
If you have Norman's album, CHOICES, then you'll already know that one of the standout tracks on there is the beautiful THREE WOODEN CROSSES, made famous, of course, by one of the finest voices country music has ever known, the great Randy Travis. If you hadn't heard Norman's version of this classic up until now, however, then check out his brand new cinematic style video for the song over on his official Facebook page. We think it's something you'll enjoy...
NEW VIDEO ON THE WAY
Surprise! We have a brand new video from Norman coming your way...TOMORROW! More details then, but until then...let the suspense build!
OVER 200,000 IMPACTS FOR 'BROKEN THE LINE'
Norman's single, BROKEN THE LINE, has broken the 200,000 impacts mark on country music radio in Ireland! For every presenter giving it a spin, and for every fan requesting to hear it, Norman has just two words today...THANK YOU!
Note: 'Impacts' refers to listeners on radio, so this particular milestone means that over 200,000 country music fans in Ireland have heard BROKEN THE LINE on the radio.
NORMAN IN THE TIRCONNELL TRIBUNE
It's been a mantra of Norman's over these past few weeks, and a very apt one at that...where there's music, hope remains. A big THANK YOU to the wonderful TIRCONNELL TRIBUNE for their piece on Norman's latest release, HE IS RISEN, in this week's edition.
Don't forget, the song is available right now on all platforms.
FROM DONEGAL TO SOUTH AFRICA
Norman's music is blowing up all over the world! And tomorrow, the big man himself is taking it all the way from Donegal to South Africa. Norman will be joining multi award-winning singer/songwriter HunTer Leitte on her Country Collection Show on Caxton Radio, where Norman will be the day's featured artist! You can tune it via the link which will be available on Norman's official Facebook page.
NORMAN'S A COVER STAR!
If you're down around the Irish midlands, or perhaps have family or friends down that way, check out this week's OFFALY TOPIC newspaper, where you'll find a lovely piece about Norman's new single, HE IS RISEN. And, as an extra bonus, you'll find Norman himself on the paper's front cover!
NEW SINGLE - 'HE IS RISEN' - OUT NOW
Norman's new single, HE IS RISEN, something most appropriate to these strange and challenging times we suddenly find ourselves living in and through, is out now, available on all platforms. As Norman himself describes it, "[this is] a song of comfort and hope for these uncertain times..."
Norman hopes you will all enjoy it, and find something in it that means something to you.
WHERE MUSIC IS HEARD, HOPE REMAINS...
Where music is heard, hope remains...
Those words, and that sentiment, are as true now - if not more so - as they've ever been. So on Easter Sunday Norman will be sharing details of his next single, a song of hope, and definitely one for the times we're in.
NEW SINGLE - 'BROKEN THE LINE' - Out 28/02/2020
We're delighted to announce that Norman's BRAND NEW single will be the song, BROKEN THE LINE, from the pen of Anthony McBrien. Due for release on all digital platforms from Friday, February 28th, BROKEN THE LINE will be at country radio and available to request from all of your favorite presenters, shows and stations from Wednesday, February 19th.
Norman would like to thank Anthony McBrien first and foremost, for writing such a great song! He also extends his gratitude to producer Brian Kerrigan at Harmony Recording Studios for bringing the track to life as you'll soon be able to hear it! Special thanks also go to Barry Doyle for CD duplication and artwork, to Tracy Marie for her wonderful photography, and of course to Eugene McDermott for distribution.
NEW SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!
It's the news fans have been waiting waiting for, and at last, Norman will soon be able to answer the question..."When will we hear some new music from you?" And the answer is...SOON! VERY SOON! In fact, keep an eye on Norman's social media (Facebook and Twitter) for news of when you should pop back HERE for the actual announcement!
NORMAN ADDED TO NORTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Norman has just been announced as the latest performer who will be taking to the stage at this year's Northern Ireland Country Music Awards in February!