Big Country had several hits off their 1983 debut album “The Crossing,” most notably the song “In a Big Country.” While the group continued to be successful in the UK, by the 1990’s they had trouble maintaining their popularity in America.
In late 2001, singer Stuart Adamson hung himself, leaving the future of Big Country uncertain. But in 2007, founding members Bruce Watson, Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki toured to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary. Butler handled lead vocals for those concerts, and in 2010, Mike Peters of the Alarm came on board as singer. Jamie Watson, Bruce’s son, also became a member of Big Country.
Peters and Butler have since left the band, but Big Country continue on, sharing vocal duties. The released their ninth studio album, “The Journey,” in 2013, and continue to perform live.
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