Derek Ryan has become one of country music’s leading entertainers and makes his highly anticipated visit to Scarborough for a performance of his self-penned hits along with a sprinkling of country classics. His shows contain music featured on his studio albums including ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Life Is A River’ and ‘Hold on to your Hat’.
Derek’s rise to stardom on the country scene has been at a phenomenal rate, with few other country stars having made such an impact. With two Irish Number One albums, sell-out shows at home and abroad and fistfuls of music awards to his name 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 songwriting abilities at the Sunday World and Irish Country Music Awards.
Dozens of artists including evergreen multi-million selling star Daniel O'Donnell underlined the industry wide admiration for Derek's songwriting talents by recording versions of God's Plan. Since then, with a combination of terrific talent, admirable determination and a continuous desire to do better, Derek's career has kept on reaching progressively greater heights.
2017 will see the first UK tour for Derek since the release of his magnificent seventh and eighth albums simultaneously, Happy Man and This is Me.
Derek fulfilled a long cherished dream of recording in the US last January working with Nashville producing 'royalty', Jeff Balding whose studio credits include Don Henley, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain.