After a hugely successful year in 2014, Derek has already begun to make an even bigger impact in 2015, after a double award win at last night’s Sunday World Awards, held in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.

Derek was honoured to be in attendance at the annual awards, held by Ireland’s biggest selling newspaper, and was a humbled to win not one, but two awards at the ceremony. The Co. Carlow singer was awarded with ‘Entertainer of the Year’, for the second time and ‘Album Of The Year’ for his number one album, The Simple Things.

The overwhelmed star tweeted his fans last night after the show, “Thrilled to bits to win ‘entertainer of the year’ and ‘ album of the year’ with‪ #‎thesimplethings‘ at the Sunday World Awards! Happy man!”

The singer/songwriter shows no signs of slowing down in his career, currently on his Irish concert and dance tour, with a huge, extended UK tour coming up this spring. The concerts include a mix of old favourites, classic country and Derek’s own original material, so watch out when the award-winning country idol comes to a town near you!