Opening up for popular artists such as Luke combs, Collin Raye, Bryan White, Jordan Rager, Jamie O’Neal, Andy Griggs, and Glen Templeton, Derek continues to perform regularly in venues throughout the eastern us. Derek is now starting to gain the attention of major labels, booking agents, and artist management companies!
Derek grew up just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and began singing as a child. Inheriting a love of music from his father, Derek picked up his first instrument, an acoustic guitar, at age 12 and almost immediately he began writing his own songs. Although Derek’s roots are anchored deep in traditional country music, he grew up with alternative rock dominating the airwaves. Now with his rock-influenced country style, Derek Andrew hits close to home with his solid relatable lyrics and his up-tempo alternative edge. His years working as an EMT have given him a "no quit" work ethic and a unique perspective on life from which he draws songwriting inspiration.
with his self-titled ep, Derek has certainly found his stride. His single, "all this time", garnered radio play on multiple stations across the us. It reached #1 on the "independent music charts", #1 on Augusta’s 100.5 "backyard country" and it took the #2 spot on 94.9 the bull's "backyard country" out of Atlanta, ga.
Check out Derek Andrew and you will see and hear the pillars of great country music coming together again...brutally honest songwriting, great musicianship, and a relatable star on the rise.