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“UKCountryRadio.com manager Allan Watkiss said, “Congratulations to Wayne on winning our Award. His winning song “I Want My Daddy” contained all the key ingredients of a fantastic country song – lyrics based on a true story, coming from the heart, which make you think. Wayne has also invested heavily in the production of his song to ensure a strong vocal and musical delivery of the finished track. The standard of our five finalists for our Listeners’ Club Award was particularly high this year, proving there are some extremely talented performers and writers in country music in the UK.” The Listeners’ Club Award trophy and Winners Certificate were presented to Wayne during a special Winners Lunch in the Suffolk town of Newmarket on Saturday 12th October.”

“Wayne Jacobs wins the ukcountry.com Listeners Club Award for the second year running After winning the Listeners Club Award in 2012 for Kentucky Whisky, which told of the perils of drinking alcohol, the British country singer-songwriter Wayne Jacobs has showed yet again why he is regarded as one of the most talented artists not just in the UK but the world by winning the same award in 2013 for another emotionally moving song. At a time when Nashville is more concerned about recording songs for a younger audience where the subject matter is not appropriate for adults that want to add serious tracks to their music library, it is little wonder that the listeners at Ukcountryradio.com acknowledged Wayne Jacobs for his song I Want my Daddy. This heart-breaking tune focuses on the real-life story of a firefighter from Davies County in Kentucky who was run over by a truck. Wayne had seen this story on US television and was moved to such an extent.”

“Erith singer scoops top gong for second year in a row with country hit AN ERITH singer is ‘on cloud nine’ after winning a national competition for the second year running. Wayne Jacobs was delighted to win again Wayne Jacobs was delighted to win again 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. Erith singer songwriter Wayne Jacobs through to country music award finals Erith singer scoops top gong for second year in a row with country hit The father-of-two said: “I'm so excited about winning again, I'm walking around on cloud nine.”

“Wayne Jacobs releases an emotional song in response to a pointless murder A British country singer-songwriter, who is originally from Erith in London and has had two number one singles in Nashville (a superb accolade in itself), Wayne Jacobs has a history of writing songs about topics which other artists have not attempted to tackle themselves. I Want My Daddy was written in response to a story in Kentucky of a fire fighter who was hit by a truck and badly injured whilst directing traffic on a highway around a house fire. He has written other songs with a social angle, such as Kentucky Whisky. This track, which won the 2012 Listeners Club Award from ukcountryradio.com, tells of the perils of drinking alcohol. As mainstream Nashville doesn’t tackle topics like this anymore, Wayne took it on himself to pen a tune which contained such lyrics as ‘there’s more to life than the bottom of a bottle’. Wayne’s empathy knows no bounds with his new country song In Cold Blood about a terr”

“Singer reaches finals Erith singer-songwriter Wayne Jacobs has advanced to the regional finals of Britain Does Variety. The next round is at the Palace Theatre in Southend on May 18. If he progresses, the country singer goes to the grand final at the O2 Arena in Greenwich in June. See www. britain-does-variety.co.uk”

“Erith singer songwriter Wayne Jacobs celebrates success at home and in America Erith singer songwriter Wayne Jacobs celebrates success at home and across the pond AN ERITH singer is celebrating “a dream come true” after having a number one on an American radio station and getting through to the regional final of a competition. Wayne Jacobs of Erith will be singing live for the regional final of Britain Does Variety on May 18 in Southend, Essex. He auditioned on March 3 in front of four music industry judges and sung his award-winning Smiley Face which was a finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest last year. If he manages to get a place in the grand final he will perform at the O2 in Greenwich and it will be broadcast live on Sky TV. The 51-year-old is also ecstatic to have his song at number one on Nashville’s Tennessee Wildhorse Country Radio. The tune I Want My Daddy is based on the real life story of an American fire fig”

“Wayne Jacobs Donates Christmas Song 2 Help Needy Wayne Jacobs wrote the music & lyrics for a Nashville Christmas Carol called "A Child Born For You & Me" which has just won a Honorable Placement Mention with Song of the Year out of the whole wide world of songwriters. Below is the email Wayne received from Jennifer "Song Of The Year Contest" organizor. Wayne Jacobs this is Jennifer with the Song of the Year songwriting contest. I am contacting you about the material you submitted into the previously held contest. Even though your material did not place as a Winner or Finalist, you still did incredibly well in the contest. You had an entry that received the Honorable Mention placement as listed on your personalized placement page. The 'Honorable Mention' placement shows that your song received extremely high scores and was found to be competitive with the winning songs. Only the top writers receive this placement.”

“WISHING ON A POP STAR Erith songwriter hopes Sir Cliff Richard makes his Christmas wish a reality A singer/songwriter is hoping Sir Cliff Richard will make his dream come true this Christmas by performing his new carol. Erith songwriter hopes Sir Cliff Richard makes his Christmas wish a reality Wayne Jacobs from Erith has posted the superstar a CD of his touching track, A Child Born for You and Me – which people say is on a par with Silent Night – because he believes it’s perfect for the Summer Holiday singer. And visitors will be able to hear Wayne perform the festive tune during the Christmas lights switch on festival in Northumberland Heath on Friday, December 7. The 50-year-old told News Shopper: “It’s the most beautiful song. “Straight after I put it out there people wanted to use it on a charity CD in America, it’s going to be played on UK Country Radio and two radio stations in the USA. “I sent it to Cliff Richard’s PO Box address – it was just a fluke my fri”

“Singer’s music prize bid Erith man Wayne Jacobs, right, will be competing in the final of a nationwide country music contest on Saturday of next week (September 1). The Riverdale Road resident, 50, will be testing his vocals in Derby as part of UK Country Radio 2012 Listeners Club Awards.”

“Folk guitarist hoping for official song stardom A CIVIL servant from Erith has written a song that he hopes will become the official theme tune of the London Olympics. Wayne Jacobs’s Big Ben’s Beat has been creating waves in Westminster and he is now a finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, which this year has included a category for songs with themes on the London Olympics. The 49-year-old’s dream is that he will be asked to perform his song at the opening ceremony in 2012. Wayne performed Big Ben’s Beat at the top of the clock tower that houses the giant bell, in the north end of the Palace of Westminster, to mark its 150th birthday He wrote the song especially for the occasion and at a friend’s suggestion sent it to West Ham MP Lyn Brown. She passed it on to Commons Speaker John Bercow, who invited him to sing it at the top of the clock. Guests included MPs, clockmakers who keep the clock in working order and members of the public. ”

“ERITH singer songwriter Wayne Jacobs has been chosen to perform at the 2012 London Olympic Games Open Weekend event on July 24. Wayne will sing Big Ben's Beat - a song he wrote to celebrate the famous bell's 150th birthday last year and to promote the Games coming to London in two years. He says his dream would be for the song to be the official song for the Games. You can see Wayne perform on the main stage outside Barking Town Hall square at 10.45am and 1.15pm.”

“A passionate singer/songwriter is just two performances away from a life-changing gig at The O2 Arena. Wayne Jacobs from Erith has made it through to the regional finals of national contest Britain Does Variety with his cover of Israel ‘IZ’ Kamakawiwo'ole’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The 50-year-old impressed five judges from the music industry with his audition and ukulele playing at The Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone on Saturday March 31. He said: “I was really ecstatic to get through. “One of the judges said he’d heard that song all the time on his honeymoon and it brought back memories for him.” Wayne will be performing in the regional finals of the contest at The Hazlitt on Saturday May 12. If he is successful he will go through to the area finals and finally have the opportunity to sing his heart out at The O2, Greenwich. But this is not the first time the musician has tasted success in the industry. He added: “I had a number one hit song last August in Nas”

“Good songwriters seem to have their inspirational radar switched on all the time. When Independent Superstar Wayne Jacobs saw Allen Karl perform “That Jukebox Has A Mind Of Its Own” live at UK Radio’s Fourth Birthday Party last year, it prompted Wayne to write his very own Jukebox song. Now, just a few months later, Wayne has had a professional demo of the song, “That Ain’t My Ringtone”, made for him in Nashville. Watch out for another new song from Wayne, “My Texas Queen” which we will be featuring later this month.”

“Wayne Jacobs who recently made the #1 spot on the Wildhorse Independent Superstars Country Download Top30 Chart show” hosted by Ed Dailey, shares with us a Country Moment taken from the pages of the Internationally distributed ”UKCountryRadio.com” monthly newsletter with kind permission of Alan Watkiss Good songwriters seem to have their inspirational radar switched on all the time. When Independent Superstar Wayne Jacobs saw Allen Karl perform “That Jukebox Has A Mind Of Its Own” live at UK Radio’s Fourth Birthday Party last year, it prompted Wayne to write his very own Jukebox song. Now, just a few months later, Wayne has had a professional demo of the song, “That Ain’t My Ringtone”, made for him in Nashville. Watch out for another new song from Wayne, “My Texas Queen” which we will be featuring later this month.”

“ ERITH singer songwriter Wayne Jacobs has made it through to the finals of a national country music contest. Jacobs' song My Tennessee Girl is up for the UK Country Radio's Listeners Club Award and is one of five entries competing for the accolade and the chance to be heard by on the national airwaves. The finals will take place in Derby on September 17 and the winner will be decided through votes on the night and the amount of air play the song has received. Jacobs says his song was inspired after watching the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, in which the famous man in black wrote his songs to the sound of a train. For more information on the contest, visit ukcountryradio.com/award2011.html ”

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