“Daryl Mosley has evolved into one of the most critically-acclaimed artists in Bluegrass and American Roots genres”
-The Country Note
There is something uniquely comfortable about Daryl Mosley. His easy Southern drawl and his impressive collection of songs about small town life, faith, and family seem to wear the way your favorite old blue jeans do. You keep reaching for them time and again. The combination of these exquisitely crafted songs along with his understated delivery and warm, gentle personality has worn well with music lovers for over three decades and continues to engage the listener in a way that few artists can.
When not on the road touring, Mosley resides in his hometown of Waverly, Tennessee -the small, Mayberryesque hamlet just west of Nashville where he grew up. The experiences of life, work, faith, and love that resonate so strongly in this community are the very foundation of his songwriting. Daryl writes about real, salt-of-the-earth people and their personal struggles and victories on life's journey. And when he sings those songs, the characters and scenes come alive as if they were sitting on the front porch with you.
Music legends from Tom T Hall and Ronnie Milsap to Bill Gaither and Dave Loggins have praised both Mosley's singing prowess and his gifts as a songwriter. Mosley's songsmith abilities have led to him being twice honored as Songwriter of the Year, seven #1 songs, and three Song of the Year awards. Other artists ranging from Lynn Anderson, Bobby Osborne, Les Butler, the Booth Brothers, and The Grascals are among the many who have recorded Daryl Mosley songs. Songwriting legend Jerry Salley says Mosley is “easily one of the finest songwriters in our business”.
Throughout the 1990s, Mosley toured as the lead vocalist with the much celebrated bluegrass group New Tradition. In 2001, he joined the legendary Osborne Brothers. In 2010, he formed the band The Farm Hands who quickly became one of the most awarded acts in bluegrass music. Yet, the common thread throughout his career has been the union of Mosley's picturesque songs and his easy vocal delivery. This marriage has taken him to the pinnacle of musical stages and venues ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the legendary Bluebird Cafe to even West Point Military Academy.
In 2020, Mosley stepped more directly into the spotlight with the release of his first solo project for Pinecastle Records -The Secret of Life. It was a collection of eleven songs written or co-written by Mosley that were both plain spoken and lyrically clever. The album traveled all the way to #1 on the Roots Music Report as did the first single, A Few Years Ago and the spiritual Do What The Good Book Says. Critically-acclaimed by both the media and industry peers, The Secret of Life was praised by American Songwriter, SiriusXM, Bluegrass Today, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MusicRow, Country Standard Time, No Depression, and more.
November of 2021 saw the release of Mosley's sophomore effort for Pinecastle Records. Small Town Dreamer features a dozen of his originals including the nostalgic first single Transistor Radio as well as a tribute to the working man called The Last of His Kind and a haunting telling of the tragic 1978 train derailment and explosion with The Waverly Train Disaster.
Whether you hear Daryl on the radio, on television, or on the humblest or most renowned of concert stages, the warmth and sincerity remains constant. You always get a straightforward approach to songs that tout old school values, faith, slowing down and appreciating the things in life that truly matter. It's comfortable. And he wouldn't have it any other way.
PARTIAL LIST OF PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES
Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
RFD Television - Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
"Taos to Tennessee" Songwriters series, Austin, TX
West Point Military Academy
'Saturday Nights in Denver', Denver, CO
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Telluride Festival, Telluride, CO
CMT, Country Music Television
Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN
Lamplighter Songwriter Series, Nashville, TN
FOX TV's Tennessee Morning - Country Music Fan Fare
Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree
PARTIAL LIST OF SHOWS THAT HAVE FEATURED DARYL MOSLEY SONGS
American Idol - 700 Club - RFD TV
Martha Stewart's Living
America's Most Wanted - Liars and Legends - The View - E True Hollywood Story - Southern Home By Design - Cartoon Network - Heartland Network
2019 SONG OF THE YEAR - "Hillbilly Graham"
2018 SONG OF THE YEAR - "Rural Route"
2006 SONG OF THE YEAR - "(Ask the Blind Man) HE SAW IT ALL"
2017 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
2016 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
2010 - 2022 MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS
PARTIAL LIST OF MEDIA OUTLETS FEATURING DARYL MOSLEY
American Songwriter magazine
MUSIC ROW magazine
The Circle Network
No Depression magazine
Americana Music Magazine
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine
The Singing News magazine
Music Matter Magazine
Country Standard Time
Country Music News International
Cross Country Music Magazine
NUMBER ONE SONGS WRITTEN BY DARYL
"Rose of Sharon" - Ken Holloway
"He Saw It All" - The Booth Brother
"I Would" - Ronnie Booth
"Rural Route" - The Farm Hands
"Hillbilly Graham" - The Farm Hands
"A Few Years Ago" - Daryl Mosley
"Do What The Good Book Says" - Daryl Mosley
"Transistor Radio" - Daryl Mosley