Country singer/songwriter Darryl Worley grew up in Pyburn, Tenn., 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. All the while, Worley 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. He eventually landed a publishing deal with Fame in Muscle Shoals, Ala. He signed a recording deal with DreamWorks Nashville in 1999 and released the single "When You Need My Love." His debut album, Hard Rain Don't Last, arrived in mid-2000 and gave fans the hit songs "When You Need My Love" "A Good Day To Run" and "Second Wind." Worley became a familiar name atop the country charts with a string of hit singles-"I Miss My Friend," "Awful, Beautiful Life," "Have You Forgotten?," "If Something Should Happen," "I Just Came Back from a War," and "Tennessee River Run."
In 2009, Worley's sixth album Sounds Like Life reasserted him as one of country's true creative forces, showcasing him as a songwriter of depth and passion and a singer whose versatility and believability just keep growing stronger through the years as evidenced by the success of the album's title cut.
Sounds Like Life