The UKCountryRadio.com Listeners' Club Award 2012

The UKCountryRadio.com Listeners' Club Award

Congratulations to Wayne Jacobs, winner of our Listeners' Club Award 2012 with "Kentucky Whiskey".

Wayne's song was one of five Finalists for the award, along with....



Carmen - Ian Highland & Twilight Country
Come Undone - Thorne Hill
Don't Tell Me You're Not In Love - Carolann B
That Thing You Do - Belle Cannon

The final took place at our Fifth Birthday Party on September 1st 2012.

John Aston Ken Durrans Rita B
The Birthday Party was held for the second year running at the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth, Derby.

The evening began with a live acoustic set from John Aston and Ken Durrans.
They were joined by Rita B who performed a duet with John.

Carolann B Band
Three of the Listeners' Club Finalists were on hand to perform a selection of songs, including their entry for the Award.
The Carolann B Band took to the stage first for a four-song set including "Don't Tell Me You're Not In Love."

Thorne Hill
The next performer was Thorne Hill.

He was in the final of the Listeners' Club Award with his song "Come Undone".

Thorne also took the opportunity to perform his brand new single "Help Me Find The Strength" for the first time.

There's no doubt Thorne received the biggest reception on the night. His supporters turned out in their droves. They were leading the dancing too!

Ian Highland
The third finalist to perform was the fabulous five-piece band Ian Highland & Twilight Country.

Their songs included the Gene Watson classic "Carmen" - their entry in the Listeners' Club Award.

Rita B
After the break, special guest Rita B performed a selection of songs from her Patsy Cline tribute show.

Rita was the winner of the Listeners' Club Award 2011 with her song "Got Caught When Your Guard Was Down".

Rita was invited back in 2012 to hand over the trophy to this year's recipient.

Each party-goer cast their vote for the award.

The votes received on the night were added to those received for each song in the first round of online voting earlier in the year.


Will Downie accepts the award
Rita B returned to the stage to announce the winner of the UKCountryRadio.com Listeners' Club Award 2012 as "Kentucky Whiskey" by Wayne Jacobs.

The trophy was accepted on Wayne's behalf by UKCountryRadio.com's Will "Big Dawg" Downie.

Wayne immediately posted on our Facebook page, "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing 2012 Listeners' Club Award and for all my fans who voted for me. "I'm over the moon I love you guys."

UKCountryRadio.com's Neil Martin & Charlie BrownThe event was broadcast LIVE on UKCountryRadio.com for 8 hours.


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