Derek Fuhrmann’s music career began years ago, but leapt to new heights in late 2012 when he penned reigning American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips’ second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone.” Selling more than 2.1 Million copies to date, ‘Gone’ went #1 at Triple A and AC radio as well as #2 at Hot AC. The also platinum-selling album, “The World from the Side of the Moon,” included one other song co-written by Fuhrmann (“Get Up, Get Down”) and debuted at #4 on The Billboard 200.
At 24, his journey was underway as the lead singer and primary songwriter of the pop rock band, Crash Motive. Years later, in 2011, Fuhrmann signed a publishing deal and co-wrote three songs for O.A.R.’s 7th studio album, “King” including the hit single, “Heaven.” “I haven’t seen or heard anyone out there in the songwriting world with melodies as diverse and original as Derek’s. His natural rhythm always takes charge of the song and moves it along perfectly,” says O.A.R. frontman, Marc Roberge.
In 2013, he produced and co-wrote a selection of tracks for Five for Fighting’s album, “Bookmarks” including the first single, “What If” which quickly found success at both Hot AC and AC radio. “With Derek’s sense of melody and work ethic, I have no doubt he will have a long career as a songwriter/producer, ” says John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting).
On deck to be released are songs co-written for Phillip Phillips and Rascal Flatts (due out early this year).