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Erith singer wins national country music award for FIFTH year

13:06 15 September 2016

Wayne Jacobs receving his award. Credit: DJS Photography

Wayne Jacobs receving his award. Credit: DJS Photography

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Wayne Jacobs was nominated for a UK Country Radio award and stunned audiences with his song Paws of War

Renowned Erith country singer Wayne Jacobs has won a prestigious music award for the fifth year running.

Wayne Jacobs, a civil servant and father of two of Riverdale Road, was one of the five finalists for the listeners club song award hosted by UK Country Radio.

He performed his military song Paws of War in front of a live audience at an awards ceremony earlier this month when he was announced as the winner.

The track tells the tale of a dog that befriended US soldiers in Afghanistan - a touching story Wayne came across on You Tube.

The dog, named Sheba by the troops, wandered into an American base and was fed rations by the soldiers, who took it on patrols with them.

Remarkably, when the soldiers left Afghanistan, Sheba and her litter of seven puppies were able to come with them.

“The soldiers left feeling upset to leave the dog behind, thinking she wouldn’t be treated very well,” he explains.

“But a charity called Guardians of Rescue paid for the dogs to go over to JFK Airport. The sergeant was given Sheba and the soldiers were given a pup each.

“It’s a remarkable story and one I think touched the listeners’ hearts.”

Last year, Mr Jacobs won the national country music award for his song dedicated to the 9/11 attacks - a record he was inspired to write after reading a plaque on the wall at Ground Zero. His song is available to listen to at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

The singer is known for his three hits that reached number one in Nashville Tennessee, including My Tennessee Girl, I Want My Daddy and Rockin’ in the USA. Mr Jacobs first got a taste for writing his own country music after watching Walk the Line, the well-known film chronicling the life of music legend Johnny Cash.

The up-and-coming artist is also through to the regional finals of Open MicUK after performing two of his tracks, Falling Feather Song and Yankee Boy Blues, in front of four judges - an achievement he says he is on “cloud nine” about.

He will perform at Camden Lock on Sunday October 16. Those wishing to support Wayne can buy tickets for £9 each by contacting him through his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/waynejacoobscountrysinger/?fref=ts

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