NASHVILLE, TN (November 19, 2021) — Florida-based country artist Derek Lersch has released his six-song EP, 100 Proof. Featuring notable heartfelt ballads to boot-stomping summertime jams, the EP has gained attention from outlets such as The Country Note, Pro Country and Parade.
“100 Proof has been a long time coming, yet I finished the entire thing in just under two months,” says Lersch. “The recording process began back in June, and the whole thing was done by the end of August. I got into this creative mode and was determined to complete the project. I’m extremely happy with how the whole EP turned out, and I really feel like a lot of people will be able to connect with it.”
With the first single, “My Baby’s Summertime,” Lersch combines all the quintessential elements for a summertime party while fusing the best elements of country rock and 90s country. “This song is a lot different from my previous singles, as it is full of energy and matches the kind of energy I bring on stage,” Lersch says. The Country Note raved, “‘My Baby’s Summertime’ is the perfect summer jam!…grab a cool drink, put on some shades and sing along.”
Another EP standout is the sincere serenade, “Girl Dad,” an emotional song penned about Lersch’s first-born daughter while his wife was pregnant. Laura Whitmore of PARADE gushed that “Derek Lersch wins ‘cutest video ever’ with a sweet tribute…including tear-jerkingly cute imagery of Lersch with his little girl.” The music video accompanying the single also features footage of Lersch’s wedding day and his daughter.
Pulling from his rock and country influences of Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean, Lersch developed an EP encompassing the best of both worlds. With the southern rock grit of the EP’s title track to the heartbreak anthem, “Over,” the EP is a diverse collection showcasing Lersch’s wide range.
The emerging artist has been on a quick ascend, already opening for notable acts such as Rodney Atkins, Jay Allen and more with performances at Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena over the past four years. With more than 350 shows under his belt, Lersch is making his presence known.
100 Proof Track Listing:
“More Than Just A Bar”
“My Baby’s Summertime”
“Miss Me Whiskey”