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When you think of Scotland, country music probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, one teen from Perthshire is changing all that. Brendan MacFarlane is a very talented singer/songwriter who we’ll be hearing from, no doubt.
MacFarlane attributes his love of music from hearing Hank Williams’ ‘So Lonesome I Could Cry’ playing on his grandma’s car stereo. He learned that song, line by line, until he knew it by heart. That turned out to also be a lasting memory of his grandma, who passed away in 2010. You may have seen Brendan before as the kid who wowed people in a Chelsea, NYC guitar store. Now a little older, MacFarlane has released his debut album, called The Road, and it’s pretty darn good! It combines some gospel/soulful songs with a country and Scottish twang to them. Although he’s not well-known at the moment The Sky Kid, a website that profiles young talent, is already calling him “Tennessee’s best kept secret.”