Tipp FM welcomed a star-studded line up of Irish Country Music Artists to Clonmel to their annual Country Music Awards which took place at the Clonmel Park Hotel on Wednesday, May 23rd.
Top acts appearing included Gina Dale-Hayes and The Champions, Crystal Swing, The Furey Brothers, The Willoughby Brothers, The Indians and many others.
The fully-seated concert was a sell-out and the atmosphere was electric.
Queues formed outside the venue from early afternoon and Tipp FM entertained with an outside broadcast live from the venue - bringing some of the atmosphere to the thousands of Tipp FM listeners who could not get tickets to the ceremony as tickets sold out weeks in advance.
All funds raised on the night were in aid of The Pattaya Orphanage, Thailand and the Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association.
The master of ceremonies on the night was Tipp FM’s Fran Curry and many of Tipp FM’s much-loved presenters, presented awards on the night along with Miss Sunday World Esme Mansergh-Wallace and the Tipperary Rose Lisa Hickey.
The night was an incredible success and plans are already underway for next year’s event.
The Tipp FM Annual Country Music Awards 2012 was a fitting celebration of Tipp FM’s recent JNLR successes, whereby Tipp FM enjoyed the highest Market Share increase in the Country. With a market share of 57 per cent and over 60,000 listeners per day Tipp FM is at the heart of life in County Tipperary.