Scottish rock band Big Country now have their own station on Exclusive Radio.
By definition every band is unique, but inevitably all bar the very best derive much of their sound from those who have gone before. In the case of Big Country, whose guitar-driven music incorporated Scottish folk and martial music styles whilst evoking the sound of bagpipes and fiddles, they really did create something new.
Their breakthrough single was 1983’s Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) and that was followed by the album The Crossing. The album, which sold over a million in the UK and achieved gold record status in the US, included the track In A Big Country, which would be their only US Top 40 hit.
The mid-80’s years were the peak for Big Country, with UK Top 10 hits Chance, Wonderland and Look Away, and their popularity among a loyal fan base has never waned.
The death of founder Stuart Adamson in December 2001 was met with an outpouring of grief. In January 2002 a memorial was held in his hometown, Dunfermline, and was followed, in May of the same year, by a tribute concert in Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands venue.
The band celebrated 25 years with a major tour in 2007 and, with various line-up changes, are still performing in 2022.
We celebrate the sound of Big Country with their dedicated station here on Exclusive Radio.
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