The Road, the Radio & Nashville
Derek Austin is a Country Singer/Songwriter from Nashville Tennessee. Born and raised in Minnesota, he recalls seeing Kenny Chesney play for over 68,000 people at WE-Fest when he was a teen, he says, "I got hooked. Seeing the power and connection that those songs had with so many people and how it brought everybody together. It wasn't about Kenny...it was about the songs. That day I told myself I wanted to change peoples lives like that with my own music someday..."
Derek grew up on a farm in Minnesota and ran a dairy operation with his brothers before moving to Washington for college. In college he learned to play guitar and started writing his own songs. After college he spent time in Alaska as an Air Traffic Controller before ultimately making the move to Nashville in 2015 to pursue his real passion...music. His first EP is in the works and will be released in May of 2018.