A MUSIC producer nominated for a Brit Award has paid tribute to Hereford's NHS as he shares a touching message ahead of the ceremony.

220 Kid, who grew up in Weobley and has been championed by BBC Music Introducing in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, remixed Nathan Evans's viral sea shanty track with Billen Ted.

He went on to top the charts with Wellerman, made popular by Scottish TikTok postman Nathan Evans, which has now been shortlisted for Song of the Year at the 2022 Brit Awards.

Among the other 14 tracks shortlisted are Adele's Easy On Me, Ed Sheeran's Bad Habits and Elton John and Dua Lipa's Cold Heart (Pnau Mix).

He will find out his fate when the ceremony takes place at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.

But 220 Kid took to Twitter on Monday to share a heartfelt message with fans – even thanking Hereford's NHS.

220 Kid, whose real name is William Graydon, said in January that his mum was starting another round of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and she had "been fighting for two long years" and was "very tired".

Days earlier he said: "NHS is under so much pressure yet on a chemo checkup for my mum they did extra checks realised she was massively deficient in something and immediately transferred her, kept her in to replace it and saved her life.

"I love the NHS and everyone who’s there."

In a message to fans on Monday he said: "Once again I'm so very privileged to find myself in this position the data before the Brits.

"I just wanted to have a ramble from the bottom of my heart and say thank you.

"Firstly to everyone who supports my music. I cannot and won't ever get over that you want to listen.

"To my sister, who taught me unconditional love ad kindness and that no obstacle can hold you back.

"To my mother who has shown me superhuman bravery and still does, never giving up in a human's hardest battle (and to NHS Hereford's wonderful doctors and nurses who have saved her life so many times over the last few years).

"To my father, who picked me up off the floor and put me back together more times than was healthy for his bad back. Who told me any dream was possible and never let me quit."

He also thanked his management, therapist, team of creatives, friends, label, collaborators, publishers and his late teacher Nigel Bates.

"Once again to every fan and friend who has listened. I wake up every day truly humbled and feeling like O have won the lottery.

"I never take this for granted and I once again say the following: Any dream is possible, just take that first step.

"If you are struggling I promise it gets better, there is help and you are loved more than you know."

It is the second year in a row 220 Kid has been shortlisted at the Brit Awards.

At the 2021 awards, his track Don't Need Love, made with singer Gracey, was beaten to the Best Single award by former One Direction member Harry Styles with Watermelon Sugar.