Darrell was born in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains (Knoxville, TN). Darrell is a member of the International Singer Songwriters' Association and the Tennessee Songwriters' Association. After meandering through a couple of states and several cities, he headed to Nashville. There he turned down two recording contracts and a publishing deal (maybe not the smartest move, but made sense at the time), he found himself as one of the up and coming writers with numerous appearances at the Bluebird Cafe.
Darrell's early musical influences were Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Earle, James Taylor and all of the Out Law Country folks, Waylon, Willie, etc. Today he is living the dream (the life of a rock star), playing venues throughout the south and parts of the north. His music is mixed with sounds of Folk, Americana and Country Rock(ish). He currently lives in Spring City, TN writing songs, playing music and loving life on the lake with his amazing wife!!!
Musician of the Year - Red Carpet Award Show in Holland
The Listening Room, Pigeon Forge
WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville
The Commodore Grille, Nashville
Whiskey Bent Saloon, Nashville
The Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville
Blue Bird Cafe, Nashville