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Country music star Nathan Carter: 'My fans send me underwear'

Elaine McCahill

Published 15/08/2015 | 17:04

Country music star Nathan Carter
Country music star Nathan Carter

Country music star Nathan Carter says his fans send him their underwear as gifts.

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The Liverpudlian rose to fame with his cover of Wagon Wheel and has amassed a huge following across the country.

"Fans have sent me underwear, I don't get lots of them but they're clean," he told the Herald.

While he might get underwear, Nathan doesn't have fans queueing up asking him to marry them.

"No, I don't get proposals," he laughed.

"I get fan mail but it's mostly from Facebook and that, social media is huge. It's a great way to keep in touch with the fans."

Country music may not be seen as being very trendy but Nathan think attitudes towards it are changing.

"I find Dublin is a different island compared to the rest of Ireland when it comes to country music fans, but it's growing," he said.

"Country music is now considered a lot cooler than it was years ago.

"For a long time country music has been associated with the older generation but now young kids are coming with their grannies and granddads," he added.

Along with 400,000 concert-goers, Nathan was left disappointed when the Garth Brooks concerts were cancelled last summer as he was to be a warm-up act.

"I was really lucky I was offered the Garth Brooks support roles," he said.

"I was more disappointed that I didn't get to see his gig, but I think he will come back."

We will next see Nathan on the small screen in the documentary, Stetsons and Stilettos, on RTE One.

"The show is a six-part series following me and singers all around Ireland," he explained.

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