Country star Derek Ryan and his band have literally been on Fire with his current concert tour with a roaring response from fans throughout Ireland.

So it was no surprise to his devoted fans that his talents would be acknowledged at the highly prestigious Sunday World Country Music Awards. The native Carlow man took away top awards on the night having received ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’.

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