James Darrell

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, James Darrell, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TNSinger/songwriter James Darrell has been performing publically since childhood. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, he has been heavily involved in the community over the years, assisting with donations from his restaurants as well as performing both as martial artist and as country music performer in major fund-raisers such as the Jerry Lewis Telethon, Operation Hometown during Desert Storm, and for the Historical Preservation Society.

James Darrell has performed in Nashville Tennessee hot spots such as the LeGuarde Twins Bar, the Stockyard, the Commodore, Bluebird Café, and the Nashville Palace, as well as appearing on the television show “Junction South” and morning radio shows. He has been lead singer and played rhythm or bass in several bands over the years including the Little Ochlocknee River Band, Cherokee Ridge, Wild Card, Seduction and Diamondback. He and his family relocated permanently to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 and he has since cut his debut cd, GOOD DAY TO RIDE, which is breaking sales records for his label. He is currently working on his next cd, set to be released in early 2018.

James Darrell is a strong supporter of our military, having two sons who served in the US Army infantry; Specialist Logan Simpson (4th ID) and Specialist Devin Simpson (101st Airborn) and losing his nephew, Specialist Shannon Chihuahua, Army Medic (101st Airborn) who was killed in action going to the aid of a brother in arms. A portion of the proceeds from “Don’t Know Who I Am” which is a tribute to Shannon and those with survivor’s guilt is donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

You can find his music at JamesDarrellMusic.com, Amazon, Itunes, Spotify, Reverbnation and many other outlets.