Donald Trump-inspired single earns Erith musician his sixth UK Country Radio award

PUBLISHED: 13:33 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:34 13 September 2017

Wayne Jacobs

Wayne Jacobs


Wayne Jacobs won for Stars and Stripes of Freedom

An Erith musician has walked away from a country music awards night with his own prize for the sixth consecutive year.

Wayne Jacobs picked up the listeners club song for Stars and Stripes of Freedom, a song he was inspired to write after watching US president Donald Trump.

He said: “I was inspired to write Stars and Stripes of Freedom after Donald Trump’s election, he had a very patriotic-focussed campaign, which made me start looking in to the history of the country’s flag.

“They have so many names for it, and I’ve tried to use as many as possible in the song itself, it’s not really about president Trump, it’s more about patriotism and America’s fourth of July parade.”

Since 2012, the 55-year-old singer and songwriter has won a prize every year at the UK Country Radio Music Awards.

This year he was also a finalist for UK country artist of the year and UK male country singer of the year.

He went on to thank all listeners that voted for him, saying the prize was a “dream come true”.

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