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Derek Joseph

Hernando, Mississippi, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Hernando, Mississippi, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
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Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, United States

Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, United States

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Robinsonville, Mississippi, United States

Robinsonville, Mississippi, United States

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"Todays Country Magazine Review"

http://www.todayscountrymag.com/derekjosephcds.htm

Being a newcomer on the country music scene right now is a tough thing to be, but with the experience Derek Joseph has behind him he is well suited to make this happen. Getting his start fronting bands in New York prepared him for a live show, and helped him find his sound and style with his voice prior to his venture out as a solo artist. Now ready to dive in headfirst, Joseph has released his debut single “No Cool Way,” and does a lot of things right. “No Cool Way,” is a fun, catchy single that is lighthearted and easy to relate to. The lyric focuses on the crazy things that happen when a guy falls in love like drinking beer threw a straw, fumbling over the words he is trying to say, always wearing a goofy smile on his face, etc… The basic jist of the lyric, as cool as you may be trying to be when you are in love there really isn’t anyway to look cool. And, even though Joseph is from New York, don’t let that fool you. On the music side of things this is a modern, honky-tonk brand of country complete with Steel guitar leading the way as the prominent instrument on a majority of the song and it combines with his voice that incorporates a drawl to its tone throughout the song adding to the country vibe. With the guys being able to relate cause they’ve been there, and the girls being able to relate because they’ve been on the other side of it watching the guys being uncool, this is a song that will attract attention from the average, everyday person, because no matter how you slice it in someway or another we have all been there before. Nice debut single that gives us a reason to look forward to more music from Derek Joseph.
- Today's Country Magazine


"Todays Country Magazine Review"

http://www.todayscountrymag.com/derekjosephcds.htm

Being a newcomer on the country music scene right now is a tough thing to be, but with the experience Derek Joseph has behind him he is well suited to make this happen. Getting his start fronting bands in New York prepared him for a live show, and helped him find his sound and style with his voice prior to his venture out as a solo artist. Now ready to dive in headfirst, Joseph has released his debut single “No Cool Way,” and does a lot of things right. “No Cool Way,” is a fun, catchy single that is lighthearted and easy to relate to. The lyric focuses on the crazy things that happen when a guy falls in love like drinking beer threw a straw, fumbling over the words he is trying to say, always wearing a goofy smile on his face, etc… The basic jist of the lyric, as cool as you may be trying to be when you are in love there really isn’t anyway to look cool. And, even though Joseph is from New York, don’t let that fool you. On the music side of things this is a modern, honky-tonk brand of country complete with Steel guitar leading the way as the prominent instrument on a majority of the song and it combines with his voice that incorporates a drawl to its tone throughout the song adding to the country vibe. With the guys being able to relate cause they’ve been there, and the girls being able to relate because they’ve been on the other side of it watching the guys being uncool, this is a song that will attract attention from the average, everyday person, because no matter how you slice it in someway or another we have all been there before. Nice debut single that gives us a reason to look forward to more music from Derek Joseph.
- Today's Country Magazine


"Derek featured in Country Weekly Magazine"

"No Cool Way" to "Listen Up!" in Country Weekly!




Nashville, TN (May 11, 2009) – Little House Records recording artist, DEREK JOSEPH, is one of the artists featured in the "Listen Up!" section in the May 18 issue of Country Weekly magazine! The new issue (with Carrie Underwood on the cover) hits newsstands TODAY and will remain in stores through May 18! The publication is offering fans the opportunity to download a free mp3 of Derek’s debut single, "No Cool Way," directly from

www.countryweekly.com/freemusic beginning today! Download period for "No Cool Way" is May 11 – May 24.

"No Cool Way" continues to make its way up the Music Row Chart! This week, it climbed another two spots to #66.


With his single doing so well right out of the chute, Derek is gearing up for his first-ever CMA Music Festival as an artist coming up next month! During the week, Derek will be meeting fans and signing autographs at various sponsor booths inside the Nashville Convention Center. In addition, he will be giving interviews to credentialed media attending the event. This year’s dates for CMA Music Festival are Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14.

- Country Weekly


"Derek featured in Country Weekly Magazine"

"No Cool Way" to "Listen Up!" in Country Weekly!




Nashville, TN (May 11, 2009) – Little House Records recording artist, DEREK JOSEPH, is one of the artists featured in the "Listen Up!" section in the May 18 issue of Country Weekly magazine! The new issue (with Carrie Underwood on the cover) hits newsstands TODAY and will remain in stores through May 18! The publication is offering fans the opportunity to download a free mp3 of Derek’s debut single, "No Cool Way," directly from

www.countryweekly.com/freemusic beginning today! Download period for "No Cool Way" is May 11 – May 24.

"No Cool Way" continues to make its way up the Music Row Chart! This week, it climbed another two spots to #66.


With his single doing so well right out of the chute, Derek is gearing up for his first-ever CMA Music Festival as an artist coming up next month! During the week, Derek will be meeting fans and signing autographs at various sponsor booths inside the Nashville Convention Center. In addition, he will be giving interviews to credentialed media attending the event. This year’s dates for CMA Music Festival are Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14.

- Country Weekly


"Country Music Tattle Tale"

Interviewed by Country Music Tattle Tales at CRS
Country Music CRS Week
Thursday, March 5, 2009 17:27

If you are not already familiar with CRS week in Nashville you will be once I am done blogging over the next week! It is a fantastic week in Nashville where country music artists and radio come together.
We have been downtown since Tuesday meeting and interviewing some of your favorite country music artists. Unfortunately, the internet connection in the convention center is non existent.
So - once Friday is over and I have re-cooperated from lack of sleep I will get all of our videos uploaded and am SO excited to share with you what we have learned about:

The Roys
LoCash Cowboys
Jefferey Steele
The Roadhammers
Derek Joseph
Jake Owen
Carter Twins
Adam Gregory
Keith Moody
Gloriana
Zac Brown Band

and the list goes and on and on and on.....I think you get the idea. ..
- Country Music Tattle Tale


"Country Music Tattle Tale"

Interviewed by Country Music Tattle Tales at CRS
Country Music CRS Week
Thursday, March 5, 2009 17:27

If you are not already familiar with CRS week in Nashville you will be once I am done blogging over the next week! It is a fantastic week in Nashville where country music artists and radio come together.
We have been downtown since Tuesday meeting and interviewing some of your favorite country music artists. Unfortunately, the internet connection in the convention center is non existent.
So - once Friday is over and I have re-cooperated from lack of sleep I will get all of our videos uploaded and am SO excited to share with you what we have learned about:

The Roys
LoCash Cowboys
Jefferey Steele
The Roadhammers
Derek Joseph
Jake Owen
Carter Twins
Adam Gregory
Keith Moody
Gloriana
Zac Brown Band

and the list goes and on and on and on.....I think you get the idea. ..
- Country Music Tattle Tale


"Video Interview from CMA Fest"

New Video interview from CMA Fest posted
Hey everyone! A new video interview shot during CMA Fest by NashvilleCountryClub.com has been posted on their site, so I thought I'd pass it along to ya!! You can see it at:
http://nashvillecountryclub.com/Members/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1379
- Nashville Country Club


"Video Interview from CMA Fest"

New Video interview from CMA Fest posted
Hey everyone! A new video interview shot during CMA Fest by NashvilleCountryClub.com has been posted on their site, so I thought I'd pass it along to ya!! You can see it at:
http://nashvillecountryclub.com/Members/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1379
- Nashville Country Club


"Write Up in Music Row Magazine"

http://www.musicrow.com/2009/02/derek-joseph/

.Derek Joseph
February 25, 2009 | ProgrammerPlaylist | Comments 0 Print This Post .“No Cool Way”
Little House Records

Derek Joseph was raised in the small rural farming community of Phelps, in upstate New York. The singer’s Grandfather was a banjo player and had a big influence on Derek’s love of music.

Derek began his musical education at age 8 with piano lessons, and by his teen years he was playing drums and singing with local groups. He was later hired as the lead singer for Outland, one of upstate New York’s premiere country groups.

Recently, Derek signed a recording contract with Little House Records Nashville. His first single, “No Cool Way” has been released to country radio and is currently climbing MusicRow’s CountryBreakout™ chart.

Derek will attend his first Country Radio Seminar in Nashville March 4-6. He says, “I look forward to making many new friends while I’m in town.”

www.derekjoseph.net
www.myspace.com/derekjosephmusic
- Music Row Magazine


"Write Up in Music Row Magazine"

http://www.musicrow.com/2009/02/derek-joseph/

.Derek Joseph
February 25, 2009 | ProgrammerPlaylist | Comments 0 Print This Post .“No Cool Way”
Little House Records

Derek Joseph was raised in the small rural farming community of Phelps, in upstate New York. The singer’s Grandfather was a banjo player and had a big influence on Derek’s love of music.

Derek began his musical education at age 8 with piano lessons, and by his teen years he was playing drums and singing with local groups. He was later hired as the lead singer for Outland, one of upstate New York’s premiere country groups.

Recently, Derek signed a recording contract with Little House Records Nashville. His first single, “No Cool Way” has been released to country radio and is currently climbing MusicRow’s CountryBreakout™ chart.

Derek will attend his first Country Radio Seminar in Nashville March 4-6. He says, “I look forward to making many new friends while I’m in town.”

www.derekjoseph.net
www.myspace.com/derekjosephmusic
- Music Row Magazine


"Top40 Charts Write Up"

http://www.my-charts.com/news.php?nid=47640&string=ep


Charts / Awards (2009-04-13)
DEREK JOSEPH's 'No Cool Way' Reaches Top 75 On Music Row Chart!
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Nashville, TN. (Top40 Charts/ Little House Records) - Little House Records recording artist, DEREK JOSEPH, is celebrating his first Top 75 with 'No Cool Way'! The single made its debut appearance on the Music Row chart on January 29 and quickly landed within the Top 100. Just eleven weeks since its release, 'No Cool Way' currently occupies the No 75 slot for the second week in a row. 'When Randy Jack from Little House Records called to tell me the news, I could hear him smiling through the phone; he was as excited to tell me as I was to hear it!'
Given the fact that there were no lofty expectations when the single was first released to radio, Derek is very pleased with the success of his first hit single! 'My promoters and label forewarned me that it may never make the charts, especially with it being a debut release from a brand new artist.
So to make the chart at all and then go all the way into the top 75, I'm just ecstatic about that!!' He continues, 'From the beginning, we had no expectations, except to record a single that could compete with the big boys, and then promote, promote, promote to see where it goes. So everyone on my team is just happy as can be as to how well it's done so far and couldn't ask for more!'

After wrapping up a successful CRS week in Nashville, Tennessee, Derek spent the remainder of March visiting radio stations across the country. Stops included WHWK 98.1 'The Hawk' in Binghamton, NY and WCJW 103.7 in Warsaw, NY.

Earlier this week, Derek returned from a trip to Las Vegas, where he attended the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards! While in town, he had the opportunity to meet Doug Erickson and Betty Miller, the songwriters who penned 'No Cool Way.'

Derek will spend April continuing to introduce his single to radio stations around the country.

STAR Country Media will also be hosting a Media Day for DEREK JOSEPH on April 22, 2009! To be included in Derek's Media Day, please send all interview requests to Estella at info@starcountrymedia.com.

About Derek Joseph:
Born and raised in Phelps, New York, Derek lived in a small rural farming community with one stoplight and 3,000 residents; he grew up learning small town country values. Derek has always had a love for music; from the earliest of ages had a stereo in his bedroom and would listen to music whenever he had the chance. He began his musical journey taking piano lessons at 8 years old, and played for several years, then took a liking to the drums and began taking lessons. Derek eventually played with several successful local bands for more than ten years around the Finger Lakes area.

A few years later on a trip to Mississippi to visit his father, who was also a budding guitarist and singer, his father convinced Derek to give singing a shot, since he loved to sing. He belted out to a karaoke track, and found his knack for singing! Derek landed a job as lead singer for local band favorite Bad Habit. This was a rock/classic rock band and not exactly what he really wanted, but Derek was extremely thankful for the experience the opportunity afforded him. Derek went on to form the band Southern Drawl, the country band he truly desired, and sang with them for about nine months. Then, he was fortunate to be asked to sing lead in a new band being formed by one of the best guitarists in The Finger Lakes area. This was a huge opportunity for Derek that he had to take, so he left Southern Drawl to help form the band Outland! Outland quickly rose to become one of Upstate New York's premiere Country acts, and Derek enjoyed many accolades to his singing! Recently, Derek has left Outland to form his solo act and promote his National Debut Release to country radio, which has already seen incredible success!

Derek hasn't moved to Nashville just yet, but travels there often to visit the many country music friends he has made there, sometimes even getting the chance to sit in with them and sing a song or two at places like Tootsie's and The Stage!! Derek continues to sing and play guitar, performing with his solo band, as well as doing studio work in Nashville. Derek is living his dream. His dedication and hard work will get him where he wants to be... and that is, singing on a stage near you!

VISIT DEREK JOSEPH AT:
http://www.derekjoseph.net
http://www.myspace.com/derekjosephmusic


- Top40


"Top40 Charts Write Up"

http://www.my-charts.com/news.php?nid=47640&string=ep


Charts / Awards (2009-04-13)
DEREK JOSEPH's 'No Cool Way' Reaches Top 75 On Music Row Chart!
share

Nashville, TN. (Top40 Charts/ Little House Records) - Little House Records recording artist, DEREK JOSEPH, is celebrating his first Top 75 with 'No Cool Way'! The single made its debut appearance on the Music Row chart on January 29 and quickly landed within the Top 100. Just eleven weeks since its release, 'No Cool Way' currently occupies the No 75 slot for the second week in a row. 'When Randy Jack from Little House Records called to tell me the news, I could hear him smiling through the phone; he was as excited to tell me as I was to hear it!'
Given the fact that there were no lofty expectations when the single was first released to radio, Derek is very pleased with the success of his first hit single! 'My promoters and label forewarned me that it may never make the charts, especially with it being a debut release from a brand new artist.
So to make the chart at all and then go all the way into the top 75, I'm just ecstatic about that!!' He continues, 'From the beginning, we had no expectations, except to record a single that could compete with the big boys, and then promote, promote, promote to see where it goes. So everyone on my team is just happy as can be as to how well it's done so far and couldn't ask for more!'

After wrapping up a successful CRS week in Nashville, Tennessee, Derek spent the remainder of March visiting radio stations across the country. Stops included WHWK 98.1 'The Hawk' in Binghamton, NY and WCJW 103.7 in Warsaw, NY.

Earlier this week, Derek returned from a trip to Las Vegas, where he attended the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards! While in town, he had the opportunity to meet Doug Erickson and Betty Miller, the songwriters who penned 'No Cool Way.'

Derek will spend April continuing to introduce his single to radio stations around the country.

STAR Country Media will also be hosting a Media Day for DEREK JOSEPH on April 22, 2009! To be included in Derek's Media Day, please send all interview requests to Estella at info@starcountrymedia.com.

About Derek Joseph:
Born and raised in Phelps, New York, Derek lived in a small rural farming community with one stoplight and 3,000 residents; he grew up learning small town country values. Derek has always had a love for music; from the earliest of ages had a stereo in his bedroom and would listen to music whenever he had the chance. He began his musical journey taking piano lessons at 8 years old, and played for several years, then took a liking to the drums and began taking lessons. Derek eventually played with several successful local bands for more than ten years around the Finger Lakes area.

A few years later on a trip to Mississippi to visit his father, who was also a budding guitarist and singer, his father convinced Derek to give singing a shot, since he loved to sing. He belted out to a karaoke track, and found his knack for singing! Derek landed a job as lead singer for local band favorite Bad Habit. This was a rock/classic rock band and not exactly what he really wanted, but Derek was extremely thankful for the experience the opportunity afforded him. Derek went on to form the band Southern Drawl, the country band he truly desired, and sang with them for about nine months. Then, he was fortunate to be asked to sing lead in a new band being formed by one of the best guitarists in The Finger Lakes area. This was a huge opportunity for Derek that he had to take, so he left Southern Drawl to help form the band Outland! Outland quickly rose to become one of Upstate New York's premiere Country acts, and Derek enjoyed many accolades to his singing! Recently, Derek has left Outland to form his solo act and promote his National Debut Release to country radio, which has already seen incredible success!

Derek hasn't moved to Nashville just yet, but travels there often to visit the many country music friends he has made there, sometimes even getting the chance to sit in with them and sing a song or two at places like Tootsie's and The Stage!! Derek continues to sing and play guitar, performing with his solo band, as well as doing studio work in Nashville. Derek is living his dream. His dedication and hard work will get him where he wants to be... and that is, singing on a stage near you!

VISIT DEREK JOSEPH AT:
http://www.derekjoseph.net
http://www.myspace.com/derekjosephmusic


- Top40


"Write Up on Roughstock.com"

http://www.roughstock.com/blog/newcomer-derek-joseph-relocation-to-nashville-a-wild-ride

Newcomer Derek Joseph's Relocation to Nashville A Wild Ride
By: Roughstock Staff
Last Updated: June 8, 2009 4:06 PM


The life of an up and coming country star can often parallel that of any other person who moves for their vocation. While a colorful story is always great to hear, it’s always more interesting when that story involves even more colorful characters. Derek Joseph recently made the move from upstate New York to Nashville, TN and while they originally planned on the trip taking a couple of days, Derek’s family and guitarist (who also moved to Nashville) had a wild experience that followed “Murphy’s Law” so much that it can only make Derek Joseph’s country music journey even that much more rewarding. Enjoy this story in Derek’s own words:

THURSDAY, MAY 28:

Still in New York, we go on Thursday to pick up our 24-foot rental truck for the move. When we get there, the place hasn't opened yet, even though it's 20 minutes past when they were supposed to open. Sitting outside the place is a kid who works there who asks me, "Are you here for the 16-foot truck?” I respond, "No, I'm here for the 24-foot truck." He proceeds to tell me that particular truck came in damaged last Monday, so they couldn’t rent it to me. The owner finally rolls into the parking lot 25 minutes after they were supposed to open, lets us in, and we discover they had our reservation down on the wrong day! They don't have a truck available because my reservation was for the next day, and they told me they didn't even know if they could get a truck! I tried to gently explain the situation, especially pointing out the fact that the truck came in damaged on Monday and today is Thursday... and I'm pretty sure they got my point!

FRIDAY, MAY 29:

Friday morning we go to pick up the truck, but we don't see it on the lot. It's 10am. We figured we'd give the owner enough time to arrive late and get opened before we try to come get our truck! We go inside, and the owner proceeds to tell me this long story about how he lives in one town and the truck was in the next town, so he had to send one of his employees to get it. The kid said he knew how to get back but didn't really and got lost! On top of getting lost, he now needs to go re-fill the truck up! The owner couldn't do the paperwork without the truck because he needed a number off it. So, we wait...and wait....and wait, until 11:20 when the kid finally shows up with the truck! We NOW start the paperwork, and finally pull out from our 9am reservation at 11:45am, which has already put us behind for the day, on top of the full day we lost because our reservation was wrong! We get to my house and load the truck all day.

SATURDAY, MAY 30:

Already behind schedule, we can't leave at 6am on Saturday like originally planned. I have to be at my record label’s office first thing Monday morning to rehearse for our Wednesday session! We resume loading on Saturday, and looks as though we'll pull out of town at 10am. Then, my wife calls to inform me that her 2007 like-new car won't start and she's at the store with some supplies she went to get us! So, I head into town. Sure enough, her car won't run, and I could tell it's something to do with the fuel pump. I call my mechanic, who is also a very good friend. He and his wife were on the way to their camp, so they turn around to meet me at their shop to get me the keys to their spare car to let my wife borrow until hers gets towed to them and they can fix it. I get to their shop, but he has to inspect the vehicle. In New York, your car has to be inspected every year and run through the Department Of Motor Vehicles computer system. They had hardly used that vehicle, so it had passed time for the new inspection. Luckily, him being a mechanic, the car is in perfect running condition and passes the inspection, so it's now back to where my wife is broken down to hand off keys to the borrowed vehicle and get back to my place to finish packing and get on the road!

It's 1pm by the time I get back to my house. We finish loading and finally leave at 2pm but we have to head to my guitarist’s place to get him loaded since he was moving down also. We get to his place, get him loaded with just barely enough room, and finally get on the road at 4pm – a long stretch later than the 6am original plan! The drive down is great! We only hit bad weather in a couple spots, but overall, it was an easy 15 hour drive down the road.

SUNDAY, MAY 31:

We pull into my buddy Shelby’s home in Nashville at 7am on Sunday, and finally get to relax for a little while, maybe grab a quick nap. We decide we should start thinking about getting unloaded into our new place, which conveniently is located directly across the street from Shelby’s house. We go over to look at it and get our game plan only to walk in and find that the house is a disaster! It is absolutel - Roughstock.com


"Airchecks Listing of MPE Download"

http://www.countryaircheck.com/email_publication/CAT_12_11_08/

All daily airplay data is from Mediabase 24/7.

» Country Aircheck Today Top 5 Downloads: Here are Play MPE's Top 5 for Dec. 10:

1.KELLIE PICKLER/Best Days Of Your Life (Single Edit) (19/BNA)
2.DEREK JOSEPH/No Cool Way (Little House)
3.FAITH HILL/NFL Sunday Night Theme Song Giants vs. Cowboys (Warner Bros.)
4.KELLIE PICKLER/Best Days Of Your Life (Album Version) (19/BNA)
5.TAYLOR SWIFT/White Horse (Big Machine) - Aircheck


"Write Up on Roughstock.com"

http://www.roughstock.com/blog/newcomer-derek-joseph-relocation-to-nashville-a-wild-ride

Newcomer Derek Joseph's Relocation to Nashville A Wild Ride
By: Roughstock Staff
Last Updated: June 8, 2009 4:06 PM


The life of an up and coming country star can often parallel that of any other person who moves for their vocation. While a colorful story is always great to hear, it’s always more interesting when that story involves even more colorful characters. Derek Joseph recently made the move from upstate New York to Nashville, TN and while they originally planned on the trip taking a couple of days, Derek’s family and guitarist (who also moved to Nashville) had a wild experience that followed “Murphy’s Law” so much that it can only make Derek Joseph’s country music journey even that much more rewarding. Enjoy this story in Derek’s own words:

THURSDAY, MAY 28:

Still in New York, we go on Thursday to pick up our 24-foot rental truck for the move. When we get there, the place hasn't opened yet, even though it's 20 minutes past when they were supposed to open. Sitting outside the place is a kid who works there who asks me, "Are you here for the 16-foot truck?” I respond, "No, I'm here for the 24-foot truck." He proceeds to tell me that particular truck came in damaged last Monday, so they couldn’t rent it to me. The owner finally rolls into the parking lot 25 minutes after they were supposed to open, lets us in, and we discover they had our reservation down on the wrong day! They don't have a truck available because my reservation was for the next day, and they told me they didn't even know if they could get a truck! I tried to gently explain the situation, especially pointing out the fact that the truck came in damaged on Monday and today is Thursday... and I'm pretty sure they got my point!

FRIDAY, MAY 29:

Friday morning we go to pick up the truck, but we don't see it on the lot. It's 10am. We figured we'd give the owner enough time to arrive late and get opened before we try to come get our truck! We go inside, and the owner proceeds to tell me this long story about how he lives in one town and the truck was in the next town, so he had to send one of his employees to get it. The kid said he knew how to get back but didn't really and got lost! On top of getting lost, he now needs to go re-fill the truck up! The owner couldn't do the paperwork without the truck because he needed a number off it. So, we wait...and wait....and wait, until 11:20 when the kid finally shows up with the truck! We NOW start the paperwork, and finally pull out from our 9am reservation at 11:45am, which has already put us behind for the day, on top of the full day we lost because our reservation was wrong! We get to my house and load the truck all day.

SATURDAY, MAY 30:

Already behind schedule, we can't leave at 6am on Saturday like originally planned. I have to be at my record label’s office first thing Monday morning to rehearse for our Wednesday session! We resume loading on Saturday, and looks as though we'll pull out of town at 10am. Then, my wife calls to inform me that her 2007 like-new car won't start and she's at the store with some supplies she went to get us! So, I head into town. Sure enough, her car won't run, and I could tell it's something to do with the fuel pump. I call my mechanic, who is also a very good friend. He and his wife were on the way to their camp, so they turn around to meet me at their shop to get me the keys to their spare car to let my wife borrow until hers gets towed to them and they can fix it. I get to their shop, but he has to inspect the vehicle. In New York, your car has to be inspected every year and run through the Department Of Motor Vehicles computer system. They had hardly used that vehicle, so it had passed time for the new inspection. Luckily, him being a mechanic, the car is in perfect running condition and passes the inspection, so it's now back to where my wife is broken down to hand off keys to the borrowed vehicle and get back to my place to finish packing and get on the road!

It's 1pm by the time I get back to my house. We finish loading and finally leave at 2pm but we have to head to my guitarist’s place to get him loaded since he was moving down also. We get to his place, get him loaded with just barely enough room, and finally get on the road at 4pm – a long stretch later than the 6am original plan! The drive down is great! We only hit bad weather in a couple spots, but overall, it was an easy 15 hour drive down the road.

SUNDAY, MAY 31:

We pull into my buddy Shelby’s home in Nashville at 7am on Sunday, and finally get to relax for a little while, maybe grab a quick nap. We decide we should start thinking about getting unloaded into our new place, which conveniently is located directly across the street from Shelby’s house. We go over to look at it and get our game plan only to walk in and find that the house is a disaster! It is absolutel - Roughstock.com


Discography

Debut Single "NO COOL WAY" released December 2008, made it onto 400+ Radio Stations with over 2,500 weekly spins and went to #66 on Nashvilles Music Row Country Breakout Chart, #17 on PowerSource Magazines Country Chart, and #27 on Germany's Country Chart!! It is available on i-Tunes, Rhapsody, and most major digital download stores, and available to hear on www.derekjoseph.net and www.myspace.com/derekjosephmusic

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Bio

**BIG NEWS**- Derek has recently been added to the Roster at Cowboy Troy Entertainment. After an exciting showcase at The Hard Rock Cafe, Cowboy Troy has added Derek to his roster of Artists for representation. http://www.cowboytroyent.com/Artists.html

**BIG NEWS**- After performing high energy showcases, Derek has now become a House Band at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon AND Cadillac Ranch in Nashville, TN!!!

**BIG NEWS**- Derek recently became an Officially Endorsed Monte Carlo/Bullhide Hat Company Country Music Artist, and is pictured in their 2011 Full Line Hat and Clothing catalog!! http://www.montecarlohats.com/archivos/html/home.html

**BIG NEWS**- Derek was recently added to the roster of artists for the upcoming Rowdy Redneck Revival Tour, set to launch in late Summer 2011. http://www.facebook.com/people/Rowdy-Redneck-Revival/100000416353238

Not many debut singles from an Indie Country Artist on an Independent Record Label out of Nashville make much of an impact these days without millions of dollars behind it, but Derek Josephs was the exception to the rule!!! Read on to find out why many industry insiders are calling him one of the hottest up-n-coming Country artists from Nashville to watch!!

Since signing a recording contract with Nashvilles Little House Records, Derek has seen MANY successes:
*His debut single "NO COOL WAY" climbed to #66 and spent an impressive 27 weeks on the Music Row Breakout Chart, 1 of only 3 charts recognized by the Country Music Association (CMA). It also climbed to #17 on Power Source Magazines Country Chart.
*He has been featured in Country Weekly's "Listen Up!" section (May 2009), the largest Country Music publication in the world!!! And has been in over 25 online and print publications to date.
*"NO COOL WAY" made it onto over 400+ U.S. stations, with over 2,500 weekly spins!
*Played HEAVILY in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wisconsin, and Montana!!
*Featured on playlists in Japan, Germany, Spain, England, and Australia, charting to #27 in Germany!
*Was scheduled at autograph sessions in the Convention Center at the 2009 CMA FanFair at The Hard Rock Cafe booth and Greased Lightning booth, and Sprint Booth during 2010, as well as playing shows during the Festival!

Playing at Nashville Venues like The Wildhorse Saloon, Cadillac Ranch, The Wild Beaver, Big Shotz, Limelight, and Fuel Nightclub, and some of the premiere Regional Live Country Music Venues around the country, as well as places like The Hollywood Casino in Tunica, MS and the Roadhouse Casino and Horseshoe Casinos in Tunica, MS, being called "the best band they've seen in years" by the Roadhouse and Horseshoe Casino manager and it's Entertainment Directors, we don't just play music, we bring the show!! We played for the Grand Opening of the new Tunica Roadhouse Casino in December 2009, now personally requested by the Casino Managers. And New Years Eve 2009 and 2010, well it was a packed house at The Wild Beaver Saloon in Downtown Nashville where Derek played to capacity crowds!

Derek's live show is one playing some of today's hottest high energy, rockin' country, southern rock, and classic rock, and is sure to get any crowd on their feet and dancing!! With a wide range of influences, Derek models his stage show after Country legend Garth Brooks and New Star Jason Aldean, providing high energy, seasoned professional band members from Nashville and rockin' music that spills over to the audience. Derek and his band don't just play music to the crowd, they engage the crowd and interact with them, bringing a show to entertain them more than just playing music at them.

With over 37,000 followers on Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, and Twitter, if you like Rockin' Country music like Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Dierks Bentley, and Big n Rich, then you would NOT be disappointed, and neither would your patrons! We put forth an aggressive marketing campaign utilizing all our web resources to promote every show we do! All it takes is one show, and you'll schedule us back again and again!! This is a show you don't want to miss! To book Derek and his band, call 615-448-7187, or email to djoseph@derekjoseph.net.

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