Derek George

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Derek George
BornPhiladelphia, Mississippi
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1992–present
LabelsLiberty, Golden
Associated actsPearl River, Bryan White, Williams Riley Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant

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 (April 8, 1995). "Nashville Scene". Billboard.
  2. ^ Rhodes, Don (September 5, 1997). "There will be lots of picking at Macon's Bluegrass Jam". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved December 23, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Borzillo, Carrie (January 27, 1996). "Asylum's White: Mature Country". Billboard: 1, 124.
  4. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (August 9, 1997). "Bryan White in 'The Right Place'". Billboard: 24, 27.
  5. ^ "Babyface Tops Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times. January 7, 1997. Retrieved February 20, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Stark, Phyllis (July 14, 2001). "Nashville Scene". Billboard.
  7. ^ King, Christie (July 13, 2009). "On the Music Row Cover". Music Row. Retrieved September 28, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)