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This Irish singer has become a viral sensation after he blagged his way on to a US radio show

Sasha Brady

Published 31/03/2016 | 12:34

Diarmaid McGee on The Bobby Bones Show. Photo: Facebook
Diarmaid McGee on The Bobby Bones Show. Photo: Facebook

A Donegal country singer has become a viral sensation after he blagged his way on to a US radio show.

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The singer, known as Diarmaid McGee, was travelling through Nashville, Tennessee when he got chatting to a woman in a UPS (post office) shop.

discovered the country Ed Sheeran in a UPS store, nbd or anything. (Diarmaid McGee)

A photo posted by Morgan Massengill (@radiogirlmorgan) on

In a bizarre twist of fate, it turned out that the woman was actually a producer for a hugely popular country radio programme called The Bobby Bones Show and she invited him to perform on the show. 

The singer did a cover of Eric Church's 'Wrecking Ball' and wowed the studio audience as well as the listeners who were tuned in at the time.

Did you catch the random Irish listener that stopped by the show and made all the girls SWOON? Here he is singing Eric Church "Wrecking Ball." WHAT!?

Posted by Bobby Bones Show on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The station then uploaded the video to their Facebook page where it has received over 114,000 views so far.

Fans quickly took to Facebook to share their praise of the Donegal crooner.

"Diarmaid needs to be a regular guest - scratch that - a permanent part of the show!! Amazing talent," said one.

Another added: "I heard it this morning. Had cold chills & hot flashes at the same time!! He put some guys, won't drop any names, that have played live on the show to shame!"

It tops off a run of good luck for McGee which started when he met his idol, country legend Garth Brooks earlier in the week.

Diarmaid McGee and Garth Brooks. Photo: Facebook
Diarmaid McGee and Garth Brooks. Photo: Facebook

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