Tom “Big Tom” McBride passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 81 years old. The beloved musician was known for his wonderful Irish country music that won the hearts of everyone who heard it.
Born on September 18, 1936 in Castleblayney, Monaghan in Ireland, Tom was a musician to his core. There was nothing he loved more in life, other than his family of course, than getting to sing and perform for his fans.
Big Tom was best known as the lead singer of the Irish band, Big Tom and The Mainliners, who formed in the 1960’s. The band was best known for their hits like Lonesome At Your Table, The Old Rustic Bridge, and My World’s Come Down.
Big Tom was so famous that even the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins spoke about him, saying Mcbride was “one of the most charismatic and influential artists in Irish country music.”
In January 2018, the love of his life, Rose McBride, passed away. His family and friends say that he never quite recovered from losing her, and say that it was almost a blessing that he will now be able to see his beloved wife once more.
Please pray for the loved ones that Big Tom leaves behind as they try to find a new life without him. He will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know what an amazing person he was. If you get the chance today, honor Big Tom’s memory by taking a listen to some of their band’s magnificent music.
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