Mid Ulster’s Glor Tire hopeful makes it to the final

Glor Tire finalist, Creggan's Ed Fox needs your support

Glor Tire finalist, Creggan's Ed Fox needs your support

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A Mid Ulster country singer who has made it through to the final of Glor Tire has thanked everyone for their support.

Ed Fox, who has been singing his heart out on the programme for some weeks, told the Mail: “I want to thank everyone for voting, for all the kind phone calls and messages of support on Facebook.

“I am so grateful for people spending their hard earned money on voting for me... but now that I’m through to the final, I need your help more than ever.”

The talented Tyrone country singer, who’s mentored by country legend Mike Denver on the show, is to appear at the final on Wednesday, April 15.

And he has asked for your help.

“Voting lines close at lunchtime on Wednesday,” he said. “You could make my dreams come true.”

I want to thank everyone for voting, for all the kind phone calls and messages of support on Facebook - Ed Fox

Often heard singing his Gene Watson, George Jones and Merle Haggard inspired sets in and around Cookstown, the talented artist says he has always dreamed of a career in music.

Ed recorded his first ever album ‘If Not For You’ in 2001 and one of its tracks - ‘Late Night Radio’ - quickly shot up the Australian charts and won extensive airplay throughout Europe.

His second album, ‘Money In The Chair’, followed a little later and established Ed as a country singer to watch.

But not one to rest on his laurels, he has taken his talent to tele with the aim of spreading his wings just a little bit further.

“I like singing Irish country and American country,” he said.

Born into a part of the province where country music is considered a way of life, he said he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his legendary neighbours Philomena Begley, Brian Coll and Gene Stewart.

“I will be singing to save my bacon,” he said.

“The voting lines are open 24-7 til the end of the competition.”

To support Ed on his quest to take this year’s Glor Tire title, text Glor 3 to the number 60999 or pick up the phone and dial 0901 6566 103.