Limerick cowboy crooner Tex is out but not down

Brian 'Tex' Deegan who qualified for the semi-finals of Glór Tíre.

LIMERICK’S  Brian ‘Tex’ Deegan made his exit from TG4’s country and Irish music series Glór Tíre this week, but the Caherconlish crooner says he’s already booking gigs for 2024.

Tex, who got his unique moniker from a childhood love of horseriding and cowboy films, left the TG4 country music competition having reached the semi-final.

Despite the upset, Tex says that the brush with small-screen fame has only spurred him on, having received requests for bookings as far in advance as next year.

“When you’re on the television it’s a big step up from what you normally do. The phone is ringing for gigs for next year even, which is just fantastic,” he said.

“I’m used to going on stage, but when the cameras are there it’s very different.”

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“The amount of love and support has just blown me away – the text messages, the cards, the well-wishers, people I went to school with who I haven’t seen in 30 years getting in touch. It’s just unbelievable.”

“It’s been a fantastic experience. It’s got my name out there to a lot more people than knew me before, and hopefully I’ll get a lot more work from it.”

“We’ll go with the journey and see where it takes us,” he added.