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; 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 opened for number of national acts such as Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Charlie Daniels, 3 Doors Down and Alabama. Derek’s lyrical vulnerability, magnetic personality and vocally stellar live performances provide songs that are clean, real and connect with fans of all ages.