In 1996, Leahy burst onto the international scene with the release of their debut self-titled recording. Subsequent touring earned Leahy a total of three Canadian Juno Awards - as "Best Instrumental Group" and "Best New Group" in 1997, and an award for "Best Country Group or Duo" in 1998.
It was on the 1998 Juno Award telecast when Leahy's live performance was seen by pop/country star Shania Twain, who invited the group to join her upcoming two year worldwide tour. Leahy was instantaneously catapulted into an international spotlight, performing in stadiums and amphitheatres, where they were rewarded with standing ovations each and every night. Leahy played 175 tour dates with Twain and appeared on her two major US television network specials.
Leahy reached No. 4 on the Billboard World Music charts and is now close to achieving Double Platinum status in Canada. This is a must-have for all Leahy fans!