Personalities | The O’Kanes | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocal/instrumental duo, 1986–89)

Frustrated by the Nashville system of the mid-1980s, Kieran Kane (b. 1949) and Jamie O’Hara (b. 1950) worked together as the O’Kanes from 1986–89, recording three fine albums. Their six Top 10 singles in less than two years included 1987’s ‘Can’t Stop My Heart From Loving You’, their only chart-topper. Disillusioned with major labels, Kevin Welch, Harry Stinson and Kane set up their own label, Dead Reckoning, in 2000.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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