Big Country

Big Country is a Scotland-based guitar band that was formed in the early 1980s. Managed by Ian Grant of Grant Edwards Management, the band has had various lineup changes over the years. The original members included Stuart Adamson on vocals, guitar, and synthesizer, Bruce Watson on guitar, Tony Butler on bass (until 2012), and Mark Brzezicki on drums. Other notable members include Mike Peters on vocals and guitar from 2010 to 2013, Jamie Watson (son of Bruce) on guitar since 2010, Derek Forbes on bass from 2012 to 2015, Simon Hough on vocals and acoustic guitar since 2014, Scott Whitley on bass from 2015 to 2021, and Gil Allan who joined as bassist in 2021. Despite disbanding in 2000, Big Country reunited for performances in 2007 and has been active again since then.

Please note that during the '80s UK releases were under the Mercury label although it may not be explicitly mentioned on their earliest singles' labels or sleeves. Phonogram was the publishing house for Mercury at that time.


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