Raised on a family farm in County Cork, Ireland, Mags McCarthy (MAGS) is an eye-catching and captivating vocalist, dancer and multi-instrumentalist. MAGS began her musical arts pursuit as a four-year-old studying Irish dancing. Catering to an undeniable musical hunger, MAGS expanded her curriculum to explore and learn a variety of dance styles as well as musical instruments with her primary focus on violin. Courted by the world-renowned Irish dance troupe, Rhythm Of The Dance, the UCC (University College Cork) student became a global performer almost overnight. The young singer-songwriter has since canvassed 40-plus countries, performing before millions as a principal lead in the dance troupe and as a solo-touring artist.
Embracing the talents of the extraordinary artists who influenced her, MAGS infuses energy and sounds from Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks into her live performances. She received welcoming invitations to perform before notable dignitaries such as President and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, the President of Ireland, the Mayor of Shanghai, members of the British Royal family, the young Prince of Luxembourg in Chelsea, England and the European Parliament in Brussels as well as numerous majestic locations--Dublin Castle, Lismore Castle, Waterford Castle, Blarney Castle, Ashford Castle and Blackwater Castle in Ireland. Since laying stake in Nashville, Tennessee in 2018, the former high school music teacher has taken center stage at the Wildhorse Saloon, the Hard Rock Café, 12th & Porter and many other historical Music City venues. In the past two years, her show schedule has tallied more than 600 shows.
"Mags is a very talented singer and amazing musician…" ~ Rebecca Young (Midday DJ- WTDR Thunder 92.7FM - Birmingham, Alabama
"Mags is an amazing, multi-talented and beautiful artist. Her songs are full of fun!" ~ Al Spry (102.5 WFLA, Florida)
“I've been a 'Mags fan' for a number of years; she is an amazing talent, an awesome singer, songwriter, musician and dancer. Mags exudes a refreshing, magical and fun energy not often found today." ~ Gnarly Charlie, Host of "Saturday Night Party USA"-- Radio Buzz101
Country singer/songwriter Mags McCarthy (Mags) releases her fifth song “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” written by the amazing Dolly Parton.
NASHVILLE, Tenn (March, 10th, 2020). Mags’ new single, “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”, is a fresh take on Dolly Parton’s beloved classic about hope, freedom, and the clouds finally lifting. “I have always been a major fan of Dolly and her amazing creativity,” Mags says. “It was a tremendous honor for me to contribute to our recent rearrangement of her timeless song. We also took the opportunity to add in just a bit of an ‘Irish Twist’.”
The lyrics of this song definitely resonates in what’s going on in the world today and will hopefully lift the spirits of people during these difficult times.
“Everything’s gonna be alright. Everything’s gonna be alright.Everything’s gonna be alright, gonna be okay”.
The single is slated to be released to radio on March 17th, 2020 [Play MPE] 03/17/2020 and also CDX. The track will be made available on all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Google play, Rhapsodyetc) on Friday the 13th of March.
The music video will also be premiered on The Country Network in the US and will be aired across the Irish Post network after the premier.
Mags has been thrilled to see some amazing reviews of her music and always appreciates everyone’s support.
“I recommend a dose of Mags doing Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”. All artists should cover a Dolly song, and this is one of the living legends best. The Irish lass kicks up the tempo and rocks the inspirational song of freedom with fantastic energy. That’s Mags’ own fiddle in the background. Great job.”Robert K Oermann(Music Row)
Raised on the family farm in County Cork, Ireland. Mags is a captivating vocalist, dancer and multi-instrumentalist. She began her musical and dance training at the age of 4, and her primary focus eventually settled on fiddle. She started writing songs and singing from a very young age. In 2016, she travelled to Nashville to realize her lifelong dream of a career in country music.
High points of the young singer-songwriter’s career include performing at the White House and sharing the stage with Dolly Parton at Dollywood. Mags has toured more than 42 countries to date, performing before millions as a principal lead in her dance troupe and later as a solo artist. Mags’ previous single “Emotional Honesty” written by David M Ross and Steve O Brien in Nashville scored her a TOP 50 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart.Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn (Sept, 24th, 2019).- Irish sensation and international artist Mags McCarthy discovered “Emotional Honesty” totally by accident on Nashville’s Music Row. She was visiting an industry executive and unexpectedly got invited into a songwriter room to hear a new song that had just been finished and still was not even demo’d. Mags and her manager/producer Michael Anthony immediately recognized the value of the beautiful melody and heartfelt lyrics and decided right then and there they wanted to cut the song. Naturally the song’s co-writers David M. Ross and Steve O’Brien were ecstatic. Mags added her emotional vocals and haunting wild Irish fiddle onto the studio tracks to create the powerful recording that is now being serviced nationally to country radio.
Slated to impact radio on September 24th, 2019 [PlayMPE] (09/24/2019) and also CDX. The track will be available on all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Google play, Rhapsody)
The video of the song, which was shot in Ireland, will be premiered on The Country Network in the US.
“To get a song from two well-known writers and for them to place their trust in me to deliver is a huge honor. I am just thrilled to get this opportunity and to be able to share this new song to all my fabulous fans. Thank you so much.” MagsRead More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Irish-born, singer-songwriter and international country music entertainer, Mags, is set to release her third original tune, titled “Run,”* to country radio in early February. Co-written by Mags, M. Anthony and S. Hogan (and produced by Michael Anthony of Emerald Field Productions), the storyline shares a keen insight surrounding an unfaithful love and lends womanly advice to let it go and wave “good-bye.”
Slated to impact country radio on Monday, February 4, 2019 [PlayMPE (01/07/19)/CDX Vol. 672 (01/14/19)], Mags emphatically refuses to watch a good-hearted-woman be led by a cheatin’ man with a heart untrue.
Keeping true to her spunky charm and no-nonsense attitude, as introduced via her debut single “Strong Enough” (June 2018), which ranked in the Top 50 on the MusicRow Breakout Charts, the musical composition highlights an adrenalizing, energetic beat that empowers the directive to hit the road and never look back.
Don't even worry I'll keep breathin'
You'll keep beatin'
He's just a piece of history not worth repeating…
“Sometimes it’s better to cut your losses, before you’re in too deep. There is no point in sticking around, waiting in ‘hope,’ just to be broken,” Mags said. “This tune is about being honest with yourself and the understanding that if he’s not willing to give up his heart, then save yours. Muster the courage, lady-love, and RUN!”
Grassroots Promotion will spearhead the radio promotion campaign; Mags will embark on the first leg of her “Run” radio tour beginning in late January 2019. She is also scheduled to participate in CRS-50 (Country Radio Seminar/Februay 13-15, 2019) in Nashville.
The track will be available via all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/ Rhapsody/Spotify) on Friday, March 8, 2019; single pre-sale event begins Friday, January 11, 2019. Digital retail distribution services will be provided by Ed Gertler/Digital Delivery Services.
“I NEVER BELIEVED IN SANTA CLAUS (UNTIL YOU CAME TO TOWN)”
Track Available Now On Itunes, Spotify And Most Digital Retail And Streaming Outlets
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Irish-born, country music recording artist and global entertainer Mags (Mags McCarthy) celebrates the “the reason for the season,” and shares her hope and cheer with her original holiday tune titled, “I Never Believed In Santa Claus (Until You Came To Town).”* Co-written alongside Michael Anthony (and produced by Anthony/Emerald Field Productions), the track was distributed to country radio late last week (PlayMPE 11/8/18) and is now available via all digital retail outlets (Apple Music/Spotify/Amazon -https://digital-delivery-services.lnk.to/MYycOPR)
Recorded in Nashville, the musical composition is in keeping with the traditional sounds of country holiday classics. Featuring Mags' performance on fiddle, the upbeat, two-step shuffle renews hope and recalls that love is the most precious and giving present of all.
THE HOLIDAYS, THEY COME AND GO
NOW I LOVE THAT TIME OF YEAR
STILL HOPING I MIGHT CATCH A GLIMPSE
OF THE ONE WHO IS SO DEAR
YOUR GIFT WAS NOT SOMETHING
THAT WILL BREAK - OR FADE AWAY
IT'S THE KIND OF LOVE WE ALL SHOULD HAVE
EACH AND EVERY DAY
"I believe, the spirit of Christmas and the hope that the Season, and Santa, bring should be a sentiment that we share with one another all year long," Mags said. "This tune is a gentle reminder of the joyful heart that Santa represents, and the meaningful gestures of unwavering kindness and generosity that we should share as our daily gift to one another."
The release of the holiday tune continues Mags’ momentum at country radio. Mags released her debut single,“Strong Enough,” which met with overwhelming welcome and applause from country music fans and ranked in the TOP 50 on the MusicRow Breakout Chart (November 2018). Mags began her musical arts pursuit as a four-year-old studying Irish dancing. Catering to an undeniable musical hunger, Mags expanded her curriculum to explore and learn a variety of dance styles as well as musical instruments with primary concentration in violin. Courted by the world-renowned Irish dance troupe, Rhythm Of The Dance, the UCC (University of College Cork) student became a global performer nearly overnight. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter and composer has since canvassed 40-plus countries, performing before millions as the principal lead of the dance troupe and a solo-touring artist.
Next week, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Mags is scheduled to perform before a number of prominent country radio stations at the fall Music Row Live radio remote to be held at The Tracking Room in Nashville. In early December, her tour schedule will take her to Pittsburgh where she will make a special appearance to perform in the Christmas Wonderland Concert at Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The event will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Children’s Miracle Network and Arnold Palmer Hospitals.Read More
INDIE ARTIST PLANS SERIES OF PERSONAL VISITS TO NURSING HOMES, RETIREMENT HOMES AND REST HOMES AS PART OF FIRST RUN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2018) — Irish-born, singer-songwriter and international recording artist, Mags, who recently celebrated her debut at country radio here in the states with the original tune “Strong Enough” * launched her radio promotion tour last week. Mags kicked off the first leg of her radio promotion tour making her way through the Midwest visiting radio stations in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
As part of her itinerary, Mags personally arranged for scheduled visits at various local assisted living centers. Mags performed for residents at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the Homestead of Mason City, Mason City, Iowa, Time for Ease, Sparta, Wisconsin and Prairie Mason Nursing Home located in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.
“It was really important to me, as part of the radio tour, to give back to the communities,” Mags said. “My heart dances when I’m able to bring joy to the lives of others with my music—especially those in need. I met so many wonderful, wonderful people over the course of the week and being able to put a smile on someone’s face is the best part of what we do.”
Currently available via all major digital outlets, “Strong Enough” was officially released to country radio on June 11, 2018 [PlayMPE (05/14/18)] with the promotional campaign spearheaded by Grassroots Promotions. Mags has enjoyed early welcome from the industry and country music fans alike. The single continues its steady climb up the MusicRow chart—currently at No. 79 while internationally, the track is in the No. 3 position on the British & Irish HotDisc Top 10 Chart and ranks at No. 7 on the International HotDisc Chart.
The second phase of Mags’ “Strong Enough” radio tour began early this week; Mags will visit stations in Missouri and Arkansas.Read More