Donny Richmond

Donny RichmondSINGER Donny Richmond, 49, from Nashville was recently in Lisburn promoting his new album 'Love to Ireland'. Donny has worked with the largest gathering of Elvis Presley's backup musicians of anyone since Elvis.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Worshiping God, enjoying family, friends, music, entertaining, good food. I thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle I have.

If you were to choose your favorite meal what would it be, where and why?
Probably roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, salad, ice water and angel food cake, - where? .
in a nice Irish restaurant with family and friends, because I love Ireland. My very favourite fast food is the traditional fish and chips you get over here.

What has been your proudest moment?
The births of my two boys. One of them is now 12, and one is 7.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
When I was a young boy, our family took a trip from Washington, D.C. down to Florida. When we got there, I took a walk and got lost. When I didn't see any more palm trees, I was afraid I had walked all the way back to the State of Georgia.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I like flashy, wild, and cool looking (show) clothes.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Give the first 100 thousand away to a Christian cause, then look for the most productive uses for the rest, possibly buy a house for cash.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I went to a funeral where I did not think people would be dressed up. When I got there, I was one of the only ones not in a suit. I felt really embarrassed, because I certainly meant no disrespect. Even though nobody said anything about it, I always want to show my respect.

What music do you like?
Country and Gospel and some Pop.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
The one I'm on currently — a working holiday here in Ireland. My dream holiday would be to explore Ireland with my family coming along, to experience the beauty and splendor here, and the interesting, gracious people of Ireland.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I want songs from my current Album; 'Love to Ireland' to become Hits in homes across Ireland, by way of TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, and to become songs that everyone knows.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Sir Cliff Richard.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
My Family, good food (including chocolate), and good, clean water.

Favourite things

  • Car: Cadillac
  • Film: Loving You
  • Comedian: Ventriloquist Alex Houston,
  • CD: Love to Ireland
  • Book: The Bible
  • Actor: Dennis Quaid

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