Ailish McBride is known as “The Trucker’s Sweetheart” in her home country of Ireland. Ailish from Creeslough in Donegal hails from a strong trucking family and has recorded some well-known trucking anthems such as ‘Scania 164’ and ‘Trucking Queen'. And sounds countrier than the Nashville´s stuff.
‘Scania 164’ is one of Ailish’s best-known songs and had at the time of writing already passed the 1.000,000 views mark on YouTube. Written by Joe Kelly from Dungiven, it’s a wonderful song, brilliantly delivered, and is flying in terms of positive ratings.
‘Trucking Queen’ is another tune that has helped put Ailish on the map, so to speak.
Country music loving Ailish is the daughter of Denis and Amanda McBride and she has one sister, Shauna, who is a student in Galway. She says that among her favourite singers are Caitlin, Louise Morrissey and she is also a big fan of Nathan Carter. Ailish first took to the stage when she was at primary school at a Christmas Concert organised by Scoil Mhuire in Creeslough. She performed the song ‘The Masters Hand’ on the night.
‘Home To My Donegal’ has been receiving airplay on local and internet radio. It’s a twelve-track CD, recorded in Seamus McGee’s Recording Studio in Gweedore. As well as the title track it also features eleven other tracks by the talented Creeslough girl. And now she releases "Country Girl".