By: Cherish Lombard, Posted by: Cherish Lombard
Proudly hailing from southern Mississippi, Derek Norsworthy is not your typical singer/songwriter, but rather an original modern artist with a high-energy show, outstanding songs, and memorable image. Hesitant to be placed in any particular “sounds like” category, Derek insists on having a unique mainstream sound of his own that appeals to the toughest fans and critics. Emphasizing a lyrically powerful style, Derek finds inspiration in artists who are true to what they do and reach out to fans by writing and performing honest, musically tasteful songs. When asked if the songs and music come from within or from what he observes around him, Derek replied, “music is an expression of life’s experiences and emotions wrapped up in melody, lyrics, and instrumentation.”
Derek’s open-minded approach to music/songwriting has landed him remarkable independent album sales and various film licensing deals and global radio airplay. No stranger to the stage, he has toured the southeastern region of the US playing college towns, renowned venues/festivals and opening for a number of national acts. Derek’s lyrical vulnerability, magnetic personality and vocally stellar live performances provide songs that are clean, real and connect with fans of all ages.
Derek’s breakout EP debuted at 165 on iTunes for total country sells within the first 8 hours of release. Not only has Derek displayed competitive album sales and shared the stage major artists, in June 2014 he was invited to become a voting member for the prestigious Recording Academy Grammy awards due to prodigious musical craftsmanship and success as an independent artist. You can learn more about him at http://www.reverbnation.com/dereknorsworthy