Derek signs in 2020 MiJa Records. MiJa Records, founders James Bullard and Mike Frascogna see the potential in Derek and think he will be able to achieve great things on the MiJa Records platform!
Legendary Al Green career advocate, James Bullard forms MiJa Records to sign Mississippi Songwriter of the Year, Derek Norsworthy.
Mississippi, a state synonymous for producing maverick’s such as B.B. King, Jimmy Rodgers, Conway Twitty, Faith Hill, Jimmy Buffet and the “King of Rock-N-Roll”, Elvis Presley is home to new age artist and Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Derek Norsworthy. Norsworthy, a gulf coast native, caught the attention of the legendary James Bullard in 2018 and led to Bullard forming MiJA Records to sign the Mississippi native to a recording contract. Norsworthy is credited in writing the official fight song for a 3-time National Champion football team featured on the Netflix Original series “Last Chance U” and holds a number of film scores. He’s earned notable features on CMT, American Songwriter Magazine, solidified a USO Ambassador Representative position and endorsements with Westone Audio, Kyser Products, McPherson and Framus Guitars. Derek the founder of Rep Your Roots Clothing, a philanthropic group that focuses on providing assistance to charity organizations and promoting music education to school, is set to release a sequence of studio singles in 2020, as well as a 10 song live album recorded live in Jackson, Ms.
Bullard and label partner X.M. Frascogna have held instrumental roles in careers stretching from Al Green to 3 Doors Down state the “are excited” for the future of Norsworthy. “Derek’s the best songwriter I’ve worked with in all of my years in the industry and far from the stereotypical musician. He’s focused and passionate about his craft, and we’re excited to have him as our flagship artist”. –X.M. Frascogna, MiJA Records.