Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline in 1981. Current members include original members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki alongside Jamie Watson, Simon Hough and Gil Allan.
The Crossing was the first studio album released by Scottish band Big Country, in 1983. The band broke massively worldwide, with the release of the album’s classic singles, ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and (signature song) ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits – selling over 2 million copies, in turn driving The Crossing to three prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.
The album reached #3 in the UK; overseas, it hit #4 in Canada on the RPM national Top Albums Chart and #18 in the US on the Billboard 200 in 1983. It went on to be certified platinum in the UK and Canada.
Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler.
Big Country are Bruce Watson (guitars/vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals); Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals), Simon Hough(vocals/guitar) and Scott Whitley (bass).
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