Tributes paid to ‘Big Tom’ who has passed away

Country music singer ‘Big Tom’ has died at the age of 81.

Tom McBride was born in County Monaghan and is best known for hits including Four Country Roads, Back To Castleblayney and The Old Rustic Bridge.

The Mainliners frontman became the first person to be inducted into Ireland’s Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2016.

His family say he passed away peacefully this morning.

Country music star and Tipp Fm presenter Trudi Lalor says he was was a modest man who will be sorely missed