Gerry’s New Release – ‘If I had You To Have and to Hold’

‘If I had You To Have and to Hold’ – The new single from Gerry Guthrie 


‘If I had You To Have And To Hold’ is the endearing title of the great new energetic single from Gerry Guthrie. Written by Benny Barnes and Dee Marais, this classic up-tempo number, also known as ‘Poor Man’s Riches’, was a national hit for American Country artist Benny Barnes in 1956 and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Chart. It was also recorded by George Jones on his 1962 album entitled George Jones ‘Sings Country and Western Hits’, an album of hits previously recorded by other artists.

Gerry’s new song tells us that into every life come many kinds of riches. The duality of lack and abundance of riches has existed since time began and was evident to the writers of ‘If I had You To Have And To Hold’ back in the 1950s. The lyrics tell a story of travelling near and far, searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The moral of the story is that the greatest of all riches is love.  Real love can make you the wealthiest man in the land, right where you are, without any travelling or searching.

Gerry Guthrie is now one of Ireland’s foremost headlining country acts and 2018 has so far been his busiest year since the formation of his own band. He feels gratified for the success he has achieved with the help of radio presenters and the people in the printed media, plus friends and fans.   This enables him to perform these days at the premier venues and the big festivals and events the length and breadth of the country and indeed in the UK, Scotland and at guest spots abroad.

Bookings for the remaining months of the year show a continuation of the same busy trend for Gerry and the band.   The success of ‘If I had You To Have And To Hold’ will catapult Gerry into another successful year in 2019, his diary is already in great shape with bookings secured nationwide to date.

A few years back Gerry began hosting a ‘Gerry Guthrie & Friends’ dancing weekend, which became increasingly popular each year.  These events usually took place down in the South East of Ireland. In 2019 Gerry is homeward bound, taking his weekend of dancing to the West of Ireland.  Next year’s dancing weekend takes place from April 5th to 7th in the 4* Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo just 10 miles from Gerry’s home town of Ballina.   Among the artists / bands performing are Robert Mizzell & The Country Kings, Sandy Kelly, Olivia Douglas, John Glenn and The Mainliners plus three shows with Gerry and his band. There will also be a number of surprise guests.

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Booking / Management – Henry Mc Mahon Tel:  Mobile: – 087 237 5517    


November 2018