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Erith singer scoops top gong for second year in a row with country hit
3:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Leisure latest news
AN ERITH singer is ‘on cloud nine’ after winning a national competition for the second year running.
Wayne Jacobs, Riverdale Road, has scooped the National UK Country Music Award again after getting the top gong last year.
The 51-year-old discovered he had won with song I Want my Daddy on Saturday (September 7) at the ceremony in Derby.
Mr Jacobs wrote the hit based on a true story about a firefighter who was hit by a truck on a highway in Kentucky.
The tune also reached the final of the Great American Songwriting contest 2012 and was number one in Nashville on Wild Horse Radio.
The father-of-two said: “I'm so excited about winning again, I'm walking around on cloud nine, especially considering only a few months ago I had a motorbike accident, broke my wrist and now have a metal plate in my shoulder.
“I’d love it if a country star would cover the song in the future.”
Watch the song here.
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