If her mum, the late Maisie McDaniel, was the queen of Irish country music, then Lisa Stanley could rightly be considered her successor.
The talented Sligo singer, who is now based in the UK, has followed in her mother’s footsteps into a life of music and performing.
And now Lisa is to embrace television the way her mother did 50 years ago. Lisa will host “The Lisa Stanley Show” on Keep It Country Music TV (SKY Channel 261).
Lisa grew up singing in her native county and throughout Ireland. Her fantastic voice meant she was in demand as a performer, touring with some of the biggest names in Irish country music throughout the island of Ireland and all over the UK.
Lisa moved to England a few years ago, setting up home in Bilston near Wolverhampton with her parter Stuart and daughter Sofia.
She previously co-hosted the Phil Mack International Country Show for five years, but now has her own programme.
Lisa is the daughter of Maisie McDaniel and Fintan Stanley. Maisie was one of the first female superstars of the Irish music industry, featuring regularly on TV and enjoying huge success at the height of the showband era.
Of her new show, she said: “Both my parents were very successful in the Irish music business so it only seemed natural for me to go into the business also.
“We started a country music TV show called The Phil Mack International Country Show. Within a years of starting, the show had become so popular that we started running country music weekends in England, Ireland and then tours to Nashville.” Her new show, she added, “will feature top class videos of all the country stars from the USA, UK, Ireland and further afield, from the newest chart toppers of country music to the all-time legends. “I’m very excited, it seems like the natural next step forward for me. I’m hoping it will prove to be popular and that people will enjoy the show.”
You can catch “The Lisa Stanley Show” on SKY Channel 261 on Friday evenings at 10.30pm, repeated on Saturday afternoons at 2pm.