The third annual Irish Country Sound Awards was attended by over 600 people, who enjoyed performances by a stellar line-up of country stars.
Hall of Fame winner Margo O’Donnell performed a beautiful rendition of James Connolly after Male Artist of the Year Mike Denver brought the house down with Galway Girl. Other acts included Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan and Robert Mizzell. Country Sound’s Michael Commins was MC for the night
Editor of Irish Country Living Mairead Lavery would like to thank all the country stars and fans who made the awards such a success.
“It was a super night. My only regret is that we didn’t have enough tickets to meet the demand,” she said.
“Country music fits in well with our readership and it was great to meet so many readers last night,” she added.
For your weekly fix of news and interviews from the country music world, check out the Country Sound section in Irish Country Living.
Most Versatile Artist: Stephen Smyth
Hall of Fame: Margo O’Donnell
DVD Single of the Year: Trudi Lalor
Album of the Year: Derek Ryan
Country Folk Singer: Matt Keane
Keep It Country: Michael English
Most Promising Female Country Artist: Vicky Kenny
Entertainer of the Year: Nathan Carter
Comedian of the Year: Conal Gallen
Outstanding Services to Country Music: The Conquerors
Enduring Services to Country Music: Louise Morrissey
Male Artist of the Year: Mike Denver
Social Dancing: Patrick O'Sullivan
Female Artist of the Year: Lisa McHugh
Best International Award: Robert Mizzell
Going Strong Award: TR Dallas
Silver Jubilee Award: Sean Cuddy
Most Promising New Act: Ciaran Rosney
Traditional Country Album of the Year: Pat McKenna
New Northern Lights: Jim Divine
Best Original Song: P.J. Murrihy
Country Brass: The Davitt Brothers Showband