The Late Late Show is going a whole lot of country this week

The one thing we all learned from that whole Garth Brooks fiasco, is that this island of ours is home to a shed load of country music fans.

A while ago, The Late Late Show decided to give the people what they want and have a country music special, and it's now up there with The Toy Show as one of the most watched shows of the year. Who'da thunk it?

It's back again tomorrow night with country music superstar Charley Pride heading up a star-studded lineup. The Grammy-nominated singer, who topped the US Billboard Country Charts 29 times, is jetting in just for the show. We will also have some of our own country music stars, including Derek Ryan, Lisa McHugh, Mick Flavin, Michael English, Cliona Hagan, John Hogan, Declan Nerney and Louise Morrissey. And sure what would a Late Late Show Country Special be without Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter, who of course will be dropping in for a song or two.

Also making a special appearance for the occasion is Charlie Landsborough as well as legends of Midlands country music including TR Dallas, Foster and Allen and Brendan Shine while The Queens of Country – Margo, Philomena Begley and Susan McCann – will be reuniting for a very special performance.

Not only that, but viewers can also look forward to appearances by RTÉ Irish Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Mike Denver and The Three Amigos - Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Patrick Feeney - as well as Lee Matthews, Gerry Guthrie, Jimmy Devine, Johnny Brady and Marc Roberts.


The show will also kick off with a very special opening number featuring a host of stars singing the enduring hit ‘Country Roads’

A hell of a show if you're a country music fan, and if not, well there's always Graham Norton.

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