Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland.
Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.
Big Country are currently writing and recording an album and music to be released in 2013 and are set to step into the future with an opening hometown concert at the Glen Pavilion on December 30th 2012. This is the venue where life literally started for Big Country (who played their first ever show at “The Glen” on the 4th February 1982). Fittingly, at 1400 hours on the day of the concert, inside the grounds of Pittencrieff Park, the journey towards a renewed Big Country will begin with an open recording session in the company of family, fans and friends in order to lay the first cornerstone of the future. The Journey Starts Here……