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In 2010, Hartford City, Indiana’s own singer-songwriter, Derek Jones, packed his bags, headed south to Nashville and never looked back. The move followed Jones' service in the United States Navy from 1999 to 2003. With gritty, grizzled powerhouse vocals, bold songwriting talent and a dynamic live show, Jones began filling bars and honky tonks throughout the country and building a loyal fanbase. Jones has also established a name for himself as a songwriter with his cuts receiving placement on the Sportsman Channel series "Tailgate Adventures" and selection as the theme song for “Fisher's ATV World” on the Velocity Channel and NBC Sports Network. Jones has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a variety of revered acts, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, David Allan Coe, Shooter Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Blackberry Smoke, Ted Nugent and Jamey Johnson, among others. Only five years after moving to Nashville, Jones was invited to step into "The Circle" and duet with Cyrus at the Grand Ole Opry. That same year, he had the honor of performing "Some Gave All" alongside Cyrus at Charlie Daniels' 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam at Bridgestone Arena. Jones also sang "Some Gave All" with Cyrus on national television during an episode of NBC's "TODAY Show." The independent artist's 2018 sophomore EP, Pray, topped the Amazon charts at No. 1 and landed at No. 7 on the iTunes charts. Jones is set to release his follow-up EP, “Last of a Dying Breed,” this fall and its first single, "Everybody's Somebody" dropped on July 10.