Veteran Northern Ireland-based broadcaster and journalist Brian D’Arcy was presented with the CMA International Broadcaster Award during a recent visit to London. CMA Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce made the presentation.
D’Arcy hosts a weekly show on BBC Radio Ulster and is also a frequent contributor to RTE Radio. Also known through Ireland as a priest, D’Arcy hosted a weekly inspirational show on BBC Radio 2 until recently.
A longtime supporter of Country music, D’Arcy has covered the CMA Awards every year since 1972. He has been writing professionally about Country music since 1967, and has authored 14 books, served as a newspaper columnist, and more.
“I was not just surprised but truly shocked to receive this prestigious Award,” said D’Arcy. “It is the most rewarding recognition I’ve had or will have, as a broadcaster. I’ve devoted my broadcasting career to the promotion of good Country Music because I believe in Country Music and its people. The Award will have place of pride in my life. I’m sincerely grateful to all who brought this about.”