There are many things that Darryl Worley has come to know in his storied country music career. One of those things is how to recognize a hit song, scoring nearly 20 hit singles and three chart-topping hits with the self-penned “Awful, Beautiful Life” and the poignant “Have You Forgotten,” which spent an astonishing seven weeks at No. 1 as well as “I Miss My Friend” which came to him via a songwriter friend in Nashville. He also recognizes the importance of giving back every opportunity that he can through his annual charity events that have assisted various organizations including the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in his hometown of Savannah, TN.
“We’ve managed to do a lot by the grace of God over the past several years,” notes Worley. “We’re having the biggest years of fundraising now just because we’ve learned how to do it. It’s just a very positive thing that we’ve been able to accomplish.”
While he takes pride in making a difference in the lives of those around him, Worley also has spent much of his career giving back to the men and women overseas doing their job to keep his family and our country safe. Following the tragic events of 9/11, “Have You Forgotten” became the biggest hit of his career. The song remains one of the most anticipated highlights in his live shows, especially when visiting U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I am just in a really good place in my life and my career,” Worley says, as a smile spreads across his face. “I have been so blessed throughout my career. I have seen so much and experienced so much that I will never take for granted. I’m definitely not done yet. There is a lot more to come from me in the future. It feels good to start stirring it all up again. I’m ready to get back out there!”