Country to his soul, Don Derby grew up working on a farm in rural
Bad weather caused the family farm to go bust and the family was forced to move back to
During high school Don began to enter competitions, and felt as though He was where he wanted to be...performing in front of people and becoming known for his talent. "I was becoming more popular in school. I could sing and that was cool enough to meet girls but not weird enough to get beat up.”
After high school, Don entered the
Don is a natural entertainer and a gifted songwriter. His live show captures and energizes the audience. “I want everybody to take a roller coaster ride of emotion with me! I want them to feel what I’m singing and at the end of the day be left with a feeling that life is good!” The picture is clear when you talk to his audience. They love his music, and performance, but more importantly they love him.
Don’s music is best described in one word-REAL. It’s about real life, real people, going through real times. It’s about good people in their everyday lives going through everyday situations. It’s about their joy & pain, their laughter & tears, and all that life presents. The words and music are fresh and quick to capture and hold the listener’s attention. “My music is the music of the everyday American. It’s honest, and honesty is something that people relate to.” It’s only a matter of time before this
Real music, real life, and real times. That’s Don Derby.