SINGING sensation Owen Mac has been singing from the age of just 12, and is at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, on Friday February 21.

He started after appearing on the BBC Radio Ulster Hugo Duncan show, in Donaghadee, singing God's Plan.

The video was posted on Facebook and went viral accross the world. He then posted another video singing My Mother and again it went viral. Owen to date has accumulated over 50m social media views in the past three years.

He has gone on to record four albums and is currently working on his fifth and also now has a DVD.

Owen has appeared at many festivals performing alongside Ireland's biggest names in country music. He has also gained credit from the late Ray Price's wife Jeannie, who went on the radio to talk about him and to say Ray would have been very proud of him.

Owen has appeared on numerous TV shows over the past three years and has won a number of awards, including Rising Star Award and Hot Country Award and has been to the USA and Canada.

Said Owen, 16, : " My biggest musical influences as I was growing up were Jimmy Buckley, Derek Ryan, Gene Watson, Rascal Flatts and of course my biggest was my Dad who was always there to encourage and advise me.

"My first and foremost type of music is definitely country, should it be Irish, American or contemporary. I can appreciate all types of music but personally for me to sing I like the country style.

"My Mum and Dad inspire me so much to do my music as I can see they get as much pleasure from listening to me as I get from singing it and also the public who listen to my music when they give me lovely compliments ,its very encouraging and inspires me to keep going knowing people enjoy what I do".