Derek George

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Derek George
Born Philadelphia, Mississippi
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1992-present
Labels Liberty, Golden
Associated acts Pearl River, Bryan White, Williams Riley

Derek George (born in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is known for his work in Pearl River and Williams Riley, and his frequent collaborations with Bryan White.

Musical career[edit]

In the 1990s, George was a member of the band Pearl River.[1] After Pearl River lost its recording contract, George and some of the other band members were recruited for Bryan White's road band. At the time, White was a T-shirt vendor for the band and a roommate of George's who had just been beginning his singing career.[2]

George also co-wrote and sang backing vocals for several songs on White's first three albums,[3][4] including the number 1 single "So Much for Pretending".

In 1996, George and White, along with Bryan Austin and Jeffrey Steele, appeared on the song "Brickyard Boogie" on Steve Wariner's No More Mr. Nice Guy. This song was nominated for the Best Country Instrumental at the 1997 Grammy Awards.[5]

George, White, and John Tirro also wrote Diamond Rio's 1997 single "Imagine That". While still a member of White's band in 2001, George signed with Windswept Publishing.[6]

Between 2009 and 2010, George was a member of the band Williams Riley.[7] In 2013, George produced Randy Houser's How Country Feels and Joe Nichols' Crickets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Edward (8 April 1995). "Nashville Scene". Billboard. 
  2. ^ Rhodes, Don (1997-09-05). "There will be lots of picking at Macon's Bluegrass Jam". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ Borzillo, Carrie (27 January 1996). "Asylum's White: Mature Country". Billboard: 1, 124. 
  4. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (9 August 1997). "Bryan White in 'The Right Place'". Billboard: 24, 27. 
  5. ^ "Babyface Tops Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times. 1997-01-07. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Stark, Phyllis (14 July 2001). "Nashville Scene". Billboard. 
  7. ^ King, Christie (2009-07-13). "On the Music Row Cover". Music Row. Retrieved 2009-09-28.