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Darryl Worley

Country singer/songwriter Darryl Worley grew up in Pyburn, TN, the son of a father who left his job at a local paper company to become a Methodist preacher and a mother who was a featured singer in the church choir. He became a hard-working yet rebellious young man — earning a degree in biology with a minor in organic chemistry while drinking bootlegged whiskey and partying at honky tonks — who never gave up on making music his full-time pursuit. While holding various jobs, including a stint as a teacher, Worley played clubs on the weekends and occasional weeknights; finally, he signed a publishing deal with Fame in Muscle Shoals and began playing bars nearly every night of the week, and even broke his engagement to become a full-time performer and songwriter. He signed to DreamWorks Nashville in 1999 and released the single "When You Need Love" the following spring; his debut album, Hard Rain Don't Last, arrived in mid-2000. The album got a decent amount of play on radio and CMT, and after a successful tour of the U.S. Worley returned to the studio for his next album. I Miss My Friend arrived in the summer of 2002 at the top of the country charts, hitting number one in its first week. Before the year's end, Worley toured Afghanistan during Christmas time, spending time with American troops. The experience was overwhelming and mindblowing for Worley; and he captured such emotion in his sophomore effort, Have You Forgotten?. This album, which appeared on DreamWorks in May 2003, was a small tribute to the U.S. troops fighting for Iraqi Freedom as well as a great musical progression for Worley. A third Dreamworks release, the self-titled Darryl Worley, hit shelves in 2004, but it was to be his last for the label. Here and Now appeared from 903 in 2006 and Sounds Like Life from Stroudavarious Records in 2009.


Darryl graduated from college with highest honors.
Darryl use to teach 7th and 8th grade biology.
Darryl got a degree in biology and a minor in organic chemistry from Northern Alabama University.
Darryl broke his back while playing basketball in high school.
Darryl worked in the chemical industry before he took up country music.
His parent's names are Tom and Bonnie Worley.
Darryl and his wife Beverly opened their own restaurant called the Worleybird Cafe.
In 2005 Darryl signed with his new label called 903 music. Darryl also shares this label with country signer Neal McCoy.
Darryl Worley was first signed at Dreamworks records in 1999.
Every year Darryl hosts a Charity Foundation Event which is called the "Tennessee River Run." All the proceeds go to various different foundations.
Some of Darryl's number one hits include: "I Miss My Friend," "Have You Forgotten," and "Awful, Beautiful Life."
Darryl's hit single "Have You Forgotten," which was inspired by the September 11th attacks, received a Country Music Association nomination for single of the year.
Darryl and his wife of five years, Beverly, filed for divorce on August 17, 2006.

 

Country

Have You Forgotten
I Just Came Back From a War
I Miss My Friend
Sounds Like Life To Me

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