Derek Ryans career has kept on reaching progressively greater heights. He has won countless accolades including Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best Live Performer. But he is perhaps proudest of the award winning recognition for his song writing abilities at the Sunday World and Irish Country Music Awards. Recently fulfilling a long cherished dream of recording in the USA working with Nashville producing ‘royalty’ Jeff Balding, Derek’s dreams of major country music stardom look set to come true too outside Ireland. But the modest music man at the forefront of the new wave of young Irish country music stars, remains ever loyal to his fans.