Copper Kelly News and Updates

Celebrating the Release of "Clean Cut Cowboy" - Available Now on All Streaming Platforms and CD 

Today is the day we've all been waiting for! We are thrilled to announce that "Clean Cut Cowboy," the highly anticipated album by the talented Wexford country musician, Copper Kelly, is officially available on all major streaming platforms. Additionally, you can grab your very own physical CD exclusively at Find links to stream the album here: @CopperKelly | Linktree

"Clean Cut Cowboy" is a musical masterpiece that will take you on a heartfelt journey through Copper Kelly's soulful soundscapes. With its authentic storytelling, exceptional songwriting, and captivating vocals, this album is a testament to Copper's artistic prowess and his dedication to his craft.

The album kicks off with the electrifying "Deedo's Town," setting the stage for an unforgettable musical experience. The gritty lyrics and powerful vocals transport you to the heart of a small town, where anticipation, confrontation, and resilience intertwine.

Another standout track is the empowering anthem, "Get Gone." With its infectious energy, catchy chorus, and relatable lyrics, this song resonates with anyone who has experienced the pain of a broken relationship. It's a powerful reminder to find the strength to move on and embrace new beginnings.

Throughout "Clean Cut Cowboy," Copper Kelly showcases his versatility as an artist. Collaborations with talented musicians like Heather Turkington on tracks such as "Feel It Now" and "When Lifes Got You Down" bring a unique dynamic to the album, adding layers of depth and emotion.

From the poignant storytelling of "No Front Door" to the uplifting vibes of "Look To You," and the introspective musings of "Whiskey On A Monday," each song on this album is a testament to Copper Kelly's ability to capture the human experience and create a profound connection with listeners.

To celebrate the release of "Clean Cut Cowboy," Copper Kelly has planned an array of exciting events and promotions. Make sure to visit to grab your physical CD and enjoy the album in its full glory. Stay tuned to Copper Kelly's social media channels for behind-the-scenes insights, exclusive content, and updates on upcoming live performances.

"Clean Cut Cowboy" is more than just an album; it's a musical journey that will touch your heart and soul. Immerse yourself in the captivating melodies, raw emotions, and impeccable production quality that define this remarkable work of art.

Whether you're streaming the album on your favorite platform or enjoying the tangible experience of holding the physical CD in your hands, "Clean Cut Cowboy" promises to captivate you from start to finish. Join Copper Kelly on this incredible musical adventure and let his soul-stirring soundscapes transport you to a world of heartfelt emotions.

Visit to get your hands on the physical CD and experience "Clean Cut Cowboy" in all its glory. Don't miss out on this extraordinary musical masterpiece that will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Grab your copy today and embark on a timeless journey with Copper Kelly.

New Release: Deedo's Town! 

Introducing the latest release from Wexford's very own country musician, Copper Kelly! Prepare yourself for a thrilling musical experience with "Deedo's Town." This electrifying track takes you on a journey through the rough and tumble world of small-town brawls and the consequences that follow. Copper Kelly's storytelling prowess shines through each verse and chorus, painting vivid scenes that transport you to the heart of the action.

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In "Deedo's Town," Copper Kelly captures the essence of a fateful night out seeking relaxation but finding much more than anticipated. The song opens with a gritty chorus, setting the stage for the events that unfold. As the record scratches and heads turn, our protagonist realizes he's caught the attention of the town's formidable figure, and trouble looms ahead.

Through powerful lyrics and a driving melody, Copper Kelly masterfully brings the narrative to life. With each verse, the tension builds, leading to a climactic showdown. Amidst the chaos, fists fly and teeth hit the ground, leaving our hero battered and bruised.

But the story doesn't end there. "Deedo's Town" takes a reflective turn in its final chorus, as Copper Kelly soulfully sings about the aftermath of the brawl. The physical toll is evident, as he finds himself sipping meals through a straw, reminding us of the lasting consequences of our actions.

Copper Kelly's distinctive blend of country and rock influences shines through in "Deedo's Town," creating an unforgettable musical experience. This gritty tale showcases his remarkable storytelling ability, accompanied by captivating instrumentals and heartfelt vocals.

Be sure to grab a front-row seat for Copper Kelly's "Deedo's Town" and immerse yourself in the thrilling narrative that unfolds with each note. Stay tuned for more updates on this rising star as he continues to make his mark on the country music scene. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join the journey and experience the powerful storytelling of Copper Kelly.

Listen to "Deedo's Town" now and get ready to be captivated by Copper Kelly's musical prowess!

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50 SHADES OF COUNTRY & FOLK a night with COPPER KELLY, KENAN FLANNERY & WALKER TEX Little Whelan’s • Wed 5th July 2023 


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Little Whelan’s • Wed 5th July 2023

50 Shades Of Country and Folk – A Night With Copper Kelly, Kenan Flannery, And Walker Tex


Get ready for an extraordinary evening as three talented artists come together to create a captivating musical experience like no other. Join us for a combined show featuring the soulful country sounds of Copper Kelly, the haunting folk melodies of Kenan Flannery, and the wild west storytelling of Walker Tex.

Copper Kelly, the Clean Cut Cowboy from Wexford, Ireland, will take you on a journey through the rolling green hills with his heartfelt lyrics and authentic country flair. Influenced by legends like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Copper’s rich vocals and exceptional guitar skills will leave you craving more.

Kenan Flannery, the Irish troubadour, will weave his enchanting tales for the damned and broken with a voice that hits you with the intensity of a hundred Irish poets. Drawing inspiration from folk legends like John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, Kenan’s bone breakingly beautiful music will captivate your heart and mind.

Walker Tex, the Scottish-born wanderer, will transport you to the untamed frontiers of the Wild West with his unique blend of dark country and evocative storytelling. Influenced by grunge and 30s roots country, Walker Tex’s raw authenticity and captivating narratives will take you on a wild and unforgettable musical adventure.

Together, Copper Kelly, Kenan Flannery, and Walker Tex will create a night of musical magic that will touch the deepest parts of your soul. Prepare to be moved and inspired and have a bit of fun, as they share the stage, taking you on a journey through the heart of country and folk. Get ready for a night you won’t soon forget.



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€8 adv / €10 door.

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Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.

Copper Kelly Set to Gallop into Summer with Highly Anticipated Album "Clean Cut Cowboy" 

Get ready to saddle up and embark on a captivating musical journey as Irish country musician Copper Kelly prepares to release his highly anticipated second album, "Clean Cut Cowboy." Following the success of his hit single "Get Gone" and the overwhelming support from fans and critics alike, Copper Kelly is poised to solidify his place as a rising star in the country music scene.

The Re-Release of "Get Gone": Before we delve into the excitement surrounding "Clean Cut Cowboy," let's take a moment to appreciate the recent re-release of Copper Kelly's single "Get Gone." This reimagined version, which was re-recorded, re-mixed, and re-mastered, has garnered widespread acclaim, captivating listeners with its heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies. With the masterful touch of renowned Irish country sound engineer Seamus Cullinane, Copper Kelly's powerful vocals and musical prowess truly shine.

The Journey to "Clean Cut Cowboy": Now, with "Get Gone" paving the way, Copper Kelly is ready to kick things up a notch with his forthcoming album, "Clean Cut Cowboy." This collection of songs represents a significant milestone in Copper's musical career and showcases his growth as an artist and songwriter.

With a mix of irresistible melodies, heartfelt storytelling, and Copper Kelly's distinct country sound, "Clean Cut Cowboy" is poised to capture the hearts of country music enthusiasts. From toe-tapping, up-tempo tracks that'll have you reaching for your dancing boots to soul-stirring ballads that touch upon love, loss, and the beauty of life, this album promises to take listeners on an unforgettable ride.

The Production Process: The production of "Clean Cut Cowboy" has been a labor of love for Copper Kelly. Drawing from his own experiences and inspired by the rich traditions of Irish country music, Copper has poured his heart and soul into crafting each song. With his masterful instrumental skills and keen attention to detail, he has ensured that each track carries its own unique flavor while maintaining a cohesive and engaging album experience.

Release and Expectations: As summer approaches, anticipation builds for the official release of "Clean Cut Cowboy." Fans can expect an announcement in the coming weeks regarding the album's release date, which will be accompanied by a celebratory launch event. Stay tuned for updates on Copper Kelly's social media channels and official website to be among the first to know!

Conclusion: Irish country musician Copper Kelly is riding high on the success of his re-released single "Get Gone" and is now ready to conquer the country music scene with his forthcoming album, "Clean Cut Cowboy." This highly anticipated collection of songs represents Copper Kelly's growth as an artist and promises a diverse range of heartfelt tracks that will captivate listeners from start to finish.

As we gear up for the official release, make sure to follow Copper Kelly on social media and stay tuned for updates. Get ready to embrace the spirit of the "Clean Cut Cowboy" and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Copper Kelly's music this summer. It's time to saddle up, hit the open road, and let the magic of Copper Kelly's melodies transport you to a place where country music reigns supreme.

Are you excited for "Clean Cut Cowboy"? Let us know in the comments below!

"Get Gone": Irish Country Musician Copper Kelly to Release Re-Recorded Hit Single on May 3rd, 2023 

Irish country musician Copper Kelly has released a highly anticipated re-recorded, re-mixed, and re-mastered version of his hit single "Get Gone" on May 3rd, 2023. The song is available on all streaming platforms, and fans can listen to it now at the following link:

The new version of the song features Copper Kelly playing all the instruments himself, as well as producing and mixing the track. It was mastered by Seamus Cullinane, a legendary Irish country sound engineer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the genre, such as Foster and Allen and Nathan Carter.

"Get Gone" tells the story of a person who has been hurt by their partner's infidelity and wants them to leave. The powerful lyrics express the singer's frustration and desire for their partner to pack their bags and move on, with the repeated chorus emphasizing this desire to "Get Gone."

This re-release also features backing vocals from Irish folk singer Kenan Flannery and country singer Walker Tex, adding a new layer of depth to the emotional lyrics.

In addition to the main single, Copper Kelly is also including an instrumental version of the song on the release. This showcases his impressive musical talents as he plays all the instruments on the track.

Overall, the re-release of "Get Gone" promises to be a memorable musical experience for fans of Irish country music and beyond. With its emotional lyrics, powerful vocals, and impressive instrumentation, this song is sure to make a lasting impact on listeners.

Country Musician Walker Tex Releases Powerful New Single 'I Ain't Playing Nice Tonight' Featuring Copper Kelly and Kenan Flannery 

Country music fans, rejoice! Walker Tex has just released a new single that is sure to get your feet tapping and your heartstrings tugged. "I Ain't Playing Nice Tonight" is the latest offering from the rising country star, featuring the talented Copper Kelly on acoustic guitar providing Marty Robbins type runs and fills and Kenan Flannery on harmonica.

The song is all about the struggles of daily life and the people who make it harder, but it's also a reminder that there's always someone special who makes it all worth it in the end. With lyrics like "I've been grinding all week, punching that clock, dealing with the bosses and the ticking of the clock," the song captures the frustrations of the daily grind that so many of us can relate to. But it's not all doom and gloom, as Tex sings, "I'll raise a glass to you, my friend, for making the grind worthwhile."

Tex's smooth vocals and catchy melody are perfectly complemented by Kelly's acoustic guitar work, which provides some beautiful fills and runs reminiscent of country legend Marty Robbins. Meanwhile, Flannery's harmonica adds a touch of nostalgia and longing that perfectly fits the song's theme.

If you're a fan of country music, or just appreciate good songwriting and musicianship, you won't want to miss "I Ain't Playing Nice Tonight." You can find links to the song on various platforms at

With each release, Walker Tex continues to prove himself as a rising star in the country music scene. It's clear that he puts his heart and soul into his music, and his fans are sure to appreciate that. So let's raise a glass to Walker Tex, Copper Kelly, and Kenan Flannery for giving us a song that captures the struggles and triumphs of daily life in such a beautiful way.

Album 2 Production Finished 


I'm delighted to say that I've finished the production of my second album, tentatively called “Clean Cut Cowboy” which will be slated for release in Summer 2023.

It will contain 8 original songs and will show you the refined sound I've managed to achieve since my first album.

The first single from the album will be Deedo's Town, releasing in May 2023 on all digital streaming platforms. 

This will be the second able I recorded, produced and mixed by myself in my home studio. Mastering is currently being done by Irish Country Sound Engineering legend Sheamus Cullinan from Co. Westmeath, who has worked with Foster and Allen.

I'm very excited for you to hear this piece of work and enjoy it as much as I did making it. 



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Copper Kelly Bio March 2023 

Copper Kelly (real name Eugene Rowe) is a country musician from Wexford, Ireland. Having grown up on a farm, Copper has spent many days out in the fields with cattle and horses earning him the Clean Cut Cowboy nickname. 

About to release his second full length studio album; Copper began playing guitar from a young age of 12. He played in many different rock bands over the years and began writing country music when, in 2017, he met the songwriter Dympna Walsh who handed Copper some lyrics. He composed and recorded what came to be "Don't Steal This Moment". The single received a lot of airplay on Irish radio stations. The success of this single inspired Copper to write and record his own album "Worthwhile Waste of Time" which was independently released February 2019.

Having studied sound engineering in college, Copper performed all instruments, recorded and produced the album himself taking inspiration from outlaw country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Lynyrd Skynyrd while also retaining the sound of his Irish roots.  

​Since releasing his debut album, Copper has enjoyed radio airplay worldwide in countries including Australia, Canada, the U.K, Germany, the Netherlands and of course Ireland. He also appeared on Ireland’s biggest country music show Hot Country TV.

During the lockdown, Copper was busy live-streaming concerts regularly for his followers over Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. He began three different podcasts over the course of 2 years. The first being “Folk’n Around Podcast” where Copper interviewed Country Music stars and up and comers. Secondly; “Copper’s Corner”, where Copper talked about the history of a guest’s favorite country musician. Lastly, Copper co-hosted “The Art Saddle Podcast” with Kenan Flannery, a podcast highlighting music industry news with special guests as well as advice for the independent musician among lots of craic. 

Copper met Kenan Flannery, Dublin folk musician, online during the lockdown and became fast friends. Copper joined Kenan’s Old Soul Collective and they released “The Art Saddle Podcast”. Other collaborations were quickly underway with Copper mixing Kenan’s “Wrong Side of The Road” EP, and each singer providing backing vocals on each other’s recordings. 

Other major collaborations include work with Walker Tex, Scottish Country Singer musician based in Dublin. Copper provided lead guitar for Walker’s song “I Ain’t Playing Nice Tonight” and Walker provided backing vocals for Copper’s songs. 

Copper also currently performs in a pub rock band called Party Hawks as lead singer and lead guitarist. Always drawn back to rock, you will see definite rock influences in Copper’s country music.

In 2021, Copper released the “Acoustic EP 2021” containing acoustic versions of brand new songs as well as covers of songs from Copper’s major influences including Sturgill Simpson and Roger Miller. 

After releasing “Acoustic EP 2021”, work began on Copper’s second album “Clean Cut Cowboy”. Since then, he has been working hard on crafting songs and developing the sound that he envisioned for Copper Kelly even before writing his first album. The album is a collection of 8 original songs. Production of the album is now finished and release plans are underway, ideally aiming for a mid 2023 release.