Phil Brady, the Liverpool Country Star who became the #1 act in the UK
“OVER THE YEARS, I have played with a lot of musicians,” said Phil, “and have been very fortunate that I have had so many great players. We never normally rehearsed, as most of the rehearsals were done ‘live’ on stage, though for complicated songs with lots of chords and complex arrangements then we spent time getting it right.” As with most bands, tracking the changes in musicians is even more complex than some of those songs.
Willie Nelson, Slim Whitman, Hank Snow, Buck Owens and more
Along the way, as well as playing with some great musicians in his band, he met, and toured with, some of the greatest names in country music, like Willie Nelson, Slim Whitman, Hank Snow, Buck Owens, Hank Cochran and Jeannie Seely, while recording in Britain as the Number 1 country music band, and also visiting Nashville, where he met many country stars and made several television and radio appearances.
Not bad for a boy from the Dingle, in the town becoming known for Merseybeat and The Beatles.
Phil kept scrapbooks of flyers, tickets, newspaper cuttings and more, which are all featured in the book. It is a unique archive of his career.