Darryl Worley Biography
Darryl Worley born as Darryl Wade Worley is an American country music artist. He signed to DreamWorks Records Nashville in 1999, He released his fourth albums for the label: Hard Rain Don’t Last in 2000, I Miss My Friend, Have You Forgotten? 2003, and Darryl Worley in 2004.
After the label closed in 2005, he moved to 903 Music, an independent label owned by Neal McCoy, releasing Here and Now in 2006, shortly before that label’s closure. His most recent studio release is 2009’s Sounds Like Life via Stroudavarious Records, owned by James Stroud.
Worley’s six albums have produced 18 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number Ones: “I Miss My Friend”, “Have You Forgotten?”, and “Awful, Beautiful Life”, from 2002, 2003 and 2004–2005, respectively. “Have You Forgotten?” spent seven weeks at Number One. Nine other singles have reached the Top 40.
Darryl Worley Age
He was born on October 31, 1964, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is 54 years old as of 2018.
Darryl Worley Height
He measures 6 feet 6 inches (1.98) meters tall.
Darryl Worley Wife
His first wife was Beverly Dean Irwin. They got married on 11 May 2001. Their marriage didn’t end and they separated in 2006. He then started dating a Second wife Kimberly on 2 December 2007. The couple has stayed for 11 years and they are still together. The couple has a daughter named Savannah Gail born on March 24, 2008.
Darryl Worley Songs
- I Miss My Friend 2002
- Have You Forgotten 2019
- A Good Day to Run 2000
- Awful Beautiful Life 2004
- Tennessee River Run 2002
- I Just Came Back 2006
- Sounds Like Life to Me 2009
- When You Need My Love 2000
- If Something Should Happen 2004
- Second Wind 2000
- Family Tree 2002
- Nothin’ But a Love Thang 2006
- I Will Hold My Ground 2003
- You Still Got It 2012
- Tequila on Ice 2009
- I Love Her, She Hates Me 2004
- POW 369 2002
- Living In the Here and Now 2006
- I Need a Breather 2003
- Messed Up in Memphis 2009
- Slow Dancing With a Memory 2006
- Lonely Alone 2019
- Honky Tonk Life 2009
- The Best of Both Worlds 2009
- Back Where I Belong 2002
- Too Many Pockets 2000
- Those Less Fortunate Than I 2000
- The Way Things Are Goin’ 2000
- Who’s Gonna Get Me Over You? 2000
- The Least That You Can Do 2002
- You Never Know 2009
- What Makes a Man Do That 2004
Darryl Worley Have You Forgotten
Have You Forgotten? is a song about the September 11 attacks recorded by American country music artist Darryl Worley, who wrote it with Wynn Varble. It was released in March 2003 as the first single and title track from his 2003 compilation of the same name. It was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs for seven weeks, reaching it after five weeks on the chart, and peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Worley’s biggest mainstream hit.
Darryl Worley Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million.
Darryl Worley I Miss My Friend
I Miss My Friend is a song written by Tom Shapiro, Mark Nesler, and Tony Martin, and recorded by American country music singer Darryl Worley. It was released in March 2002 he first single and title track from his album of the same name. The song became his first number one single on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. It also crossed over to pop radio, peaking at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Darryl Worley Tour| 2019
- Tuesday 04 June 2019
Storme Warren’s Nashville Navy 2019
3rd & Lindsley Bar and Grill, Nashville, TN, US
- Thursday 06 June 2019 – Sunday 09 June 2019
CMA Fest 2019
Nashville, TN, US
- Darryl Worley
CMA Music Festival 2019
Budweiser Forever Country Stage, Nashville, TN, US
- Saturday 03 August 2019
with Andrew Salgado
Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL, US
Darryl Worley Foundation
He has a Charity Foundation Event, called the Tennessee River Run. Proceeds advantage the Darryl Worley Foundation, a non-revenue organization that gives funds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. His establishment additionally funds and maintains the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in the place where he grew up of Savannah, Tennessee and helps the area’s families in need through a grant process.
Worley Darry lI Miss My Friend Lyrics
Worley Darryl Second Wind
Second Wind is a song co-written and recorded by the American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was released in March 2001 as the third and last single from the album Hard Rain Don’t Last. The song reached #20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Worley and Steve Leslie.
Worley Darryl Have You Forgotten Lyrics
Worley Darryl Awful Beautiful Life
Awful, Beautiful Life is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was co-written with Harley Allen. It was released in June 2004 as the lead single from Worley’s self-titled album. The song became his third and (to date) most recent No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 2005, holding the position for two weeks.
Darryl Worley Albums
- Hard Rain Don’t Last 2000
- I Miss My Friend 2002
- Have You Forgotten? 2003
- Darryl Worley 2004
- Here and Now 2006
- Sounds Like Life 2009
- Ready or Not… 2015
- Patriotic 2018
- Second Wind: Latest and Greatest 2019
Darryl Worley Tennessee River Run
Tennessee River Run is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was released in July 2003 as the second single from the album Have You Forgotten? The song reached #31 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Worley and Steve Leslie.
Darryl Worley New Album
Second Wind: Latest and Greatest 2019
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Darryl Worley Lonely Alone
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Darryl Worley Interview
Integrity Over Prosperity: Darryl Worley Discusses Career Decisions, the USO and Going Gospel
Darryl Worley stated it best in his 2004 Number 1 mega-hit “Awful, Beautiful Life”: The ups and downs and crazy turns along the way, it’ll throw you off if you don’t hold on tight. And sitting down at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar, Worley was none-to-shy to discuss the crazy turns within his own career.
The steadfast patriot, who have contributed in abundance to our armed forces, finds himself at a crossroads; anticipating the release of a greatest hits album later this year, Worley is bracing to venture into the unknown – a Christian album.
TCN: What’s been going on?
DW: Been really busy. Even through the holidays, I’ve had different sessions because we got a lot of music coming this year – new stuff. The Greatest Hits, you know that’s the big deal as far as the country genre is concerned, that we’re really working on right now.
That’ll probably be the first thing out for this year. It will be like “Volume One” and it will have a lot of new music on it. So we’re excited about that.
I think there will be a “Volume Two“ – we’re looking at how we’re going to divide all that stuff up right now. But we want to put 15 tracks on this first one because of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and “Have You Forgotten” and all that.
We’re pretty excited about all of the music things that are happening. I’ve got my first Christian album on the way. I’ve never done one before. I have felt the pull, the calling, to do it in the past but I wasn’t always sure I was ready to do that.
TCN: To take that leap?
DW: Yeah. So I’m in a pretty good place and excited. The music started coming to me this past year. Kind of like – I can’t really explain where this is coming from but I think it’s a good thing.
My wife says “Man it’s so different and it doesn’t even sound like you!” and so I said “Great! Maybe it’s coming from a different place.”
So we’re really getting a lot of inquiry about that and what we’re getting ready to do this year. And then this morning on the way out here I remembered that we finished up a project this past year and we were starting the process of getting it out there through a couple of different outlets.
And Dawn, our publicist, said: “what don’t you slow down on that and let’s use it as part of our push next year because it would be great for the 15th anniversary also.”
It’s a CD/DVD combo pack which has a CD inside called “God & Country” – sort of country songs that have a sort of a faith-based message and then really strong patriotic songs that would be uplifting for our troops.
And the DVD portion of that is like a documentary of all my travels to the war zone to entertain the troops.
TCN: You’ve been huge with the USO. How many times have you been over?
DW: Maybe 14 times to the war zone in Afghanistan, and at least that many to Iraq probably too, and then all over the world – Japan, Korea, the Philippines…..
TCN: There are troops everywhere.
DW: Actually that’s funny you should say that. We’re going to Honduras in April to see those guys. I had no idea that they were even down there, so that will be a first for me. So that project is called “Unsung Heroes” and it’s really, really, really special.
My wife and I sat down and watched the whole documentary after we finished with the editing. I don’t like watching my mug on TV, it’s weird, but I have to say it was compelling.
It really, really is – I just think if people get a chance to see it, it will make a difference. And the thing that we wanted to accomplish the most was just really shining a positive light on what our troops are doing and it does that.
TCN: And you’ve done a lot for our troops over the years, so thank you for your service to those who serve.
DW: Hey thank you. That’s exactly the way to say it right there. That’s how we feel.
TCN: Creatively speaking, you were saying that the songs came to you for the Christian album. Do you feel that there’s a huge difference when you were doing just the country – is there a difference between the two genres?
DW: I think the difference is that by the time I got started making records in country music, I knew a whole lot about that side of things.
So I felt like I had parameters on me. And the Christian genre I knew nothing at all.
TCN: Walking in blind?
DW: I think what happens is if you’re not worried about doing something wrong, you might do something right. I just said that earlier in an interview and I thought “Woah, that sounded profound somehow.”
But I’m telling you that’s what really going on with this Christian music. We don’t have – Somebody said: “ok well is it mainstream Christian?” I don’t know? “Or is it like Southern Gospel?” I don’t know what that is either.
I don’t know where this would land. Inside the record, it will be very diverse because I have so many influences. But I think overall it does have a hint of more bluesy kind of vibe that probably comes from what church sounded like for me growing up with a lot of organs and choirs in the background.
But my wife is like “Oh it’s funky too!” It’s just what I remember when the music was like I liked it. It’s what I remember from the church. And it has a deep Mississippi Delta hint.
TCN: Oh I love that. That kind of fire…
DW: It’s got a blues edge about it but I don’t know how to – see a lot of that music, even from the old hymn type stuff, is where it found its origin in those places where people were really dealing with hard times.
And it’s sort of that kind of music and its really taken shape that I’m realizing now that this is kind of my story. This is where I’ve been, and this is where I’m going.
It’s strong. I can tell you it’s strong. Some of the songs I still have trouble getting through because they’re so personal to me. Knowing how I got through some of the hardest times, and the low times and times when I was letting outside things affect my life in ways that it really shouldn’t.
I think it’s going to be helpful for people in therapy. I’m just excited. I don’t have any expectations at all. I’ve got some good people that are fired up about the fact that I’m doing this with their label, which I didn’t know if I would ever have the chance again.
I turned down so many opportunities to do a Christian album simply because I didn’t want to jump into that one. You don’t need to do that when you’re not ready.
TCN: People hear “Darryl Worley” and they know who that is. A couple of your songs are popping up in their head automatically. For those who are starting off in the genre now, all these new artists and people making the move to Nashville, what would be the biggest piece of advice you could give them looking back on your career and starting into a new venture?
DW: I think for young people if they have any knack for writing songs and creating their own music – I really believe that that’s important.
It’s certainly not to say that you can’t be an artist and have huge success in recording other people’s songs. There are guys that can do it and there are guys that cannot.
George Strait is a great example of someone who can just have hit after hit. That’s just me saying I know that one of the things I’ve learned in this business is nothing is stronger than the song.
And so that’s why I would say that but the other thing is figuring out somehow who you are musically, and don’t ever let anybody change that. I did that.
I stuck with it all the way – I wound up in some situations where I might have compromised a little more than I wanted to. It will be a daily grind.
As long as there’s a record label and somebody’s signing somebody and they got the money then they got the control. And it’s a constant tug of war and a constant battle.
You might as well just get ready for it, it never ends. But you pick your battles and you stay passionate about your music and don’t let ‘em change who you want to be as an artist because at the end of the day that’s the only thing you’re going to have the control over.
Man if you go out there and record a bunch of songs that you’re not really, really into, inevitably those will be your biggest hits and you’ll be singing of them the rest of your life.
You can talk to a million artists and that’ll tell you that. And I just didn’t do it. And I mean I almost lost a couple of record deals over it.
The people say “well you’re just too stubborn and you’re combative, or you just don’t ever want to go along” and I’m like no that’s not it all. I just don’t want to cut a song that I hate and then have to sing it every night.
We went recorded a song one time, and when I went to put a vocal on it, it was like me trying to pull a saber-tooth tiger’s tooth. There was no part of me that had any connection to the song, and at that moment I had several people say to me – Darryl, it shouldn’t be because it’s a terrible song but that will wind up being a huge hit and you’ll be stuck singing that song every night for the rest of your life.
And I just couldn’t do it. And it was the smartest thing I ever did because they turned around and got the song cut, and it was a huge hit. And the guy who made it a hit hates it. He told me that. He said I would rather have lost my record deal than have recorded this song. So that’s probably pretty good advice.
Source: The Country Note