Jim Callahan lands airplay on Irish radio

by Dave Carew

Big kudos and congratulations to our friend Jim Callahan, who on Thursday secured international airplay for one of his songs for the first time.  Jim’s tune “Hard Street Blues,” a favorite with live audiences in Nashville and elsewhere, was spun on Full House Radio Hour with Noel Casey, a popular program in Dublin, Ireland.  Performed and written by Jim Callahan, the track is from Jim’s recently released album The Poet.

Asked by Underground Nashville how it felt to achieve this milestone, Jim responded that it was particularly meaningful that his first-ever international airplay be in the land of his ancestors.  He went on to say, “I decided years ago to celebrate the little victories, the small accomplishments, and to be satisfied and proud of the journey. Too many people wait and worry an entire lifetime for one big ‘grand prize,’ that never gets delivered. Today was a major milestone, a proud moment, a wink and a nod … telling me that I’m on the right path, I’m doing the right thing.”

You sure are, Jim.  Keep up the good work.

For more information about Jim Callahan, visit JimCallahanSongs.com.

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.


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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew




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