On the back of his last self penned single ‘Hold on to Your Hat’ with Irish icon Sharon Shannon, which received a  phenomenal response, Derek Ryan wastes no time to put pen to paper to produce a summer sizzling single ‘Flowers in your Hair’ from his forthcoming album due for release this August.

This year has been a remarkable journey for Derek.  Since the release of his last album Country Soul, he has picked up awards all across Ireland receiving “Best Live Performer of the Year” from the Sunday World and was also honoured to be awarded with “Album of The Year” for his fantastic fourth album, Country Soul, by Irish Country Sound. His success has not stopped there with his album, “The Entertainer”, charting at number 7 in the Irish charts not to mention his last single reaching No.2 in the UK iTunes country charts in the first week of its release.  Just this week he also received an award from the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) for his contribution to song writing.

With TV appearances on BBC, RTE , TV3, Hot Country and The Phil Mac International Country Show this year as well as appearances on radio stations and a concert tour throughout Ireland and the UK and another successful annual weekend with his fans added to a memorable concert at the prestigious Olympia Theatre just last week, things just keep getting better for him and it doesn’t stop here.  Derek has answered the call from fans down under as he prepares to set of for a tour of Australia this September.

‘Flowers in your Hair’ is available for download on iTunes.