Derek Webb Biography

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Born: 1974/05/27
Birth Place: Memphis, TN, United States
Years Active: 1993-present
Genres: Singer-songwriter, Contemporary Christian


Derek Walsh Webb (born May 27, 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer-songwriter who first entered the music industry as a member of the band Caedmon's Call, and later embarked on a successful solo career.

Webb graduated from Klein High School in Klein, Texas in 1992. He was active in Young Life and spent a month working at Young Life's Frontier Ranch in 1999. As a member of the Houston, Texas-based Caedmon’s Call, Webb has seen career sales approaching 1 million records, along with 10 GMA Dove Award nominations and three Dove Award wins and six #1 Christian radio hits.

In 2003, Webb left Caedmon's Call to pursue a solo career. Since his departure, he has released five studio albums, a live album, two DVDs, and two EPs (one with his wife, Sandra McCracken). While these have been less commercially successful than his work with Caedmon's Call, Webb has had more of a free hand to shape his work to be exactly how he wants it.

On May 22, 2007, it was announced that Webb had re-joined Caedmon's Call, writing and recording for their album, entitled ''Overdressed'', and would be joining the band on their subsequent tour.

Webb currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, fellow singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken. He is also a member of the Square Peg Alliance, a group of 9 musicians and friends who have banded together for the purpose of cross-promotion.




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