Harvey Derrick

Harvey Derrick

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Country - General | Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Total Song Plays: 126   
Member Since: 2005
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Harvey Derrick lived and worked most of his younger years on a ranch. He is a soft spoken, easy going Oklahoman who's performance have gained the admiration, respect, and love of friends, fans and fellow veterans. Born September 23rd in Pawhuska, Ok, he was an all-star athlete. But, he joined the U.S.Army when he graduated from Edmond High School(Edmond,OK). And served twenty-one years (ten Active Duty) of military service.

After the army, he received a football scholarship at Missouri Southern State College, in Joplin Mo, and became the most prolific scorer in that school's history. He still holds most of the kicking records at MSSC. He was voted Most Valuable Player his sophomore year, and was high in the running for the All-American Team his junior year. He was inducted in the College's Football Hall of Fame in 1994. Hampered by a leg injury his senior year, he decided to go back to Oklahoma after receiving his bachelor's degree and start working on his songwriting career.

Harvey sang won first place in his highschool talent show, his senior year, singing two of his original compositions. He has performed at the Louisiana Hayride, as well as live radio and television shows. He produced and hosted a thirty minute country music show that aired on local Oklahoma City television fifteen times in 1985, which was picked up by a satellite company and aired throughout the world.

Harvey is President of the SONGWRITERS OF OKLAHOMA, member of the MIDWESTERN COUNTRY ENTERTAINER'S ASSN., and is the owner of Gusher Records and Furrow Music (BMI).

Harvey recorded his first record in 1983, and his first album in 1984 "Dreams On The Line" which contained his nationally acclaimed patriotic song "Butterfield's Taps" that was the number one most requested song on KEBC Radio, Oklahoma City in 1985. He has had 41 of his original songs published and recorded. He wrote the lyrics to the theme song of the OCMA. In May of 1987, his first album was released in England by an English Record label and reached number #9 on their charts. In 1992 He recorded and released a limited edition of Cowboy Recitation Songs he co-wrote entitled "Tales Of The Western Trail" which was placed in the archives of the Dickinson Research Center of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He also wrote a song for the "ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART" and a song adopted by the "Procrastinators Of America.

He has been: a regular on thursday nights and Saturday afternoons for 5 yrs at the famous Blue Belle Saloon in Guthrie, OK; was co-host of a live radio music show for 4 yrs at KOKC Radio in Guthrie, OK; MC of the Back Porch Jamboree in Kingfisher, Ok for 3yrs; Regular performer at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering held-National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center; Performed two seasons in Branson, Mo with his "Almost Together" trio; Instructor at Moore Norman VoTech, teaching Creative Song Lyrics. He narrates children's cowboy books for Pelican Publishing Company out of Gretna, LA.

His down home, simple and wholesome roots, as well as his patriotic loyalty, have remained deep in his heart and mind and now come out in many of the lyrics he writes in songs. His single, "Lets Not Forget Our Veterans", is an example of his touching lyrics, that chills the spine and brings tears to the eyes of every Red Blooded American who hears it. He has been working for fifteen years on an album of Patriotic songs, or stories he calls them, which include some of our country's little known or forgotten heroes, places, and events.

Harvey records, in the U.S.A., on the Gusher Record Label and makes guest appearances at private parties, opries, clubs, showcases, jubilees, on radio and television shows, and at charitable and patriotic events.

Harvey can be contacted at:
P.O Box 4121, Edmond, OK 73083-4121
or furrowmusic@sbcglobal.net