Hailing from the small Northern Ireland town of Omagh, Colm Kirwan had two goals in mind when he moved to Nashville TN — creating his own unique sound and becoming a better songwriter. With the release of his self-titled debut album, produced by hit songwriter and producer Victoria Shaw (Garth Brooks – "The River," John Michael Montgomery/Ronan Keating – "I Love The Way You Love Me," also co producer of Lady Antebellum debut album), he was one step closer to accomplishing those goals.
At 18, Colm left his hometown for London, where he studied musical theatre performance before hitting the road as an apostle in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Jesus Christ Superstar. With a taste for the stage and touring life it only grew when he left the production to tour with his dad, hit recording artist Dominic Kirwan.
“I remember the first time I ever stood on stage… to a sold-out theatre in Belfast,” Colm says. “To me, that’s where I belong. It just felt right—it always has. If there’s one place I’m totally comfortable, it’s on stage.”
The tour was his chance to finally perform the type of music he grew up loving—country. After three years of touring with his dad, Colm came to Nashville at the suggestion of a friend who had spotted his raw talent for songwriting.
Colm has worked with and opened shows for artists such as Joey + Rory, Ray Price, Collin Raye, Pat Alger and in April 2012 he first had the opportunity to open for legendary country artist, Don Williams, and continued to for over 3 and a half years. Colm said, "Touring with Don was a huge blessing in my life. I am humbled to have worked with him for such a long time, memories I will forever cherish. Knowing that the first time I toured across the United States and Canada was opening for the 'Gentle Giant' of country music is an honor I'll never take for granted."
Recently Colm has been back in the studio in Nashville recording a new 4 track EP produced by Jeff Balding who is a Grammy nominated producer, mixing engineer and tracking engineer. Jeff has worked with a diverse array of music icons ranging from Taylor Swift. Don Henley, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Mega Death, Brooks & Dunn, Shakira and Shania Twain... to name a few.
Colm says, “It’s been so much fun and inspiring for me to work with Jeff and I am so proud of the music we have created together. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it... I am extremely excited and optimistic about the future. I hope and pray that I can continue to write and record new music whilst touring across the World to share it with wonderful new friends.”