Nathan Carter, who was due to support Garth Brooks at some of his Croke Park concerts, has said he thinks the cancellation of the shows will damage Ireland's reputation internationally and that it's "still hard to believe that there's not a solution".
Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's John Murray Show, he said: "It's a big shame. There's no other act that could have sold that many tickets."
He continued: "I think One Direction played three nights, did they? They're probably the biggest selling band at the minute and Garth Brooks managed to sell five, which was just incredible. Four-hundred-thousand people – it just shows you the popularity of country music at the minute."
Carter bought tickets for the shows where he was not supporting Brooks and said he had to tell his family in Liverpool the concerts were off.
"They were one of, God knows, tens of thousands of people who had booked flights to come over and see the show."
"I hope people can learn from this and it won't happen again," he added.
Listen to the interview at: www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show.