Lurgan man Colin embarks on a week long tour of America

Colin Elliott
Colin Elliott

Lurgan man Colin Elliott along with Andrew Cornett are preparing to embark on a seven day tour of America, covering three different States.

Both are members of the Gospel Music Association of Northern Ireland, head off on April 6 starting off with a concert inAlbertville, Alabama before moving onto Nashville, Tennessee and finishing up in La Grange, Georgia the following week.

They will be performing seven concerts in all and take time off to do a lbreakfast television interview.

One of the highlights of the week, will be performing in Nashville at the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, the second longest running radio show in the world.

This takes place in the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Opryland on April 8, where Colin and Andrew will be guests of Grand Ole Opry legend, Bill Anderson. They will be guest artists on the Nashville Cowboy Church.

The programme is hosted by Joanne Cash Yates, the younger sister of the late Country music star, Johnny Cash.

Both ese programmes will be broadcast throughout America on WSM Radio and Music City Television.

Colin has played in the USA before with the gospel group ‘Live Issue’ and had the honour of singing on the Grand Ole Opry itself with the group and as a solo artist on three separate occasions.

Previous solo tours included concerts with the International Ambassador of Country Music, George Hamilton IV.

Colin has recently returned from a trip to Burma with a team from Newmills Church in Portadown, where they were working with local churches, orphanages.

He also had several opportunities to sing during the trip and after seeing the great need in this part of the world, he decided to record a solo worship CD, from which a donation will go to support the ongoing work in Burma.