Darrell grew up in Treasure Island Florida. He started performing in local clubs at the age of 15. He moved to the Nasheville Tn. and became a staff song writer with Window Music and had songs recorded by a number of country artists. He recorded for Warner Bros records had a number one hit in Australia and New Zealand with his song Lonesome 77203. He has performed on the grand old Opry three times. He toured with national country artists. Since then he returned to Florida and have been writing songs and performing as a trop rock artist .