Darren moved to Nashville in late 2005 and made his way up in the ranks in the music business never slowing down and was finding himself surrounded by some of Nashville’s finest talent and incredibly was being featured on several tours throughout the East Coast and Midwest as well as countless award show events such as the CMT Awards and CMA’s being nominated for his song “Country Philosophy”.
From 2006 to late 2008 Darren opened for such acts as Kenny Cheney, Keith Urban, George Strait, and literally hundreds more…..
Later in 2008/09 Darren also founded and stared in his own songwriters forum known as the “American Song Writers Circle” where his good songwriting friends Tony Arata, Pat Alger, Ralph Murphy, James Dean Hicks and Richard Leigh all toured New England together.
Darren also founded and managed his own record label Moxie Music LLC with Rick Shedd and Summer Harman of “Broken Bow Records Nashville” on his staff.
Darren’s daughter, Grace Mackenzie Bessette entered the world on July 13 2007 and it changed his life forever. He moved back home to raise his daughter. Being on the road was no longer as important as watching Grace grow up.
Recently in October 2013 he was offered a spot opening for Hank Williams Jr through William Morris and Live Nation.
A brand new album is in the early stages he still travels back and fourth to Nashville writing with an array of incredibly talented writers. .A humbling experience to say the least.
What the future holds for him at this point is anyone’s guess…but rest assured with his daughter Grace by his side, and a lifetime of experience in the heart of the music business to share, he will be one to watch.