Derek Lersch sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. We get to talk about his song, “Girl Dad” that he wrote when he found out his wife was pregnant. Derek shares the values he looks to instill into his daughter as she is growing up. Next, we talk about his music and what inspired him to become a musician. In addition Derek shares his creative process when he is writing music. Lastly, we finish the interview off with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Derek Lersch
Passion for music and drive to succeed took Derek from performing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” at age 3 for family to now having performed over 350 shows in four years. Opening for acts like Rodney Atkins, Jay Allen, and others as well as performing at Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena, Derek thrives on the big stage. In 2015, Derek attended Full Sail University to obtain his Music Business Degree. During this time, he tried out for American Idol and after advancing through a few rounds he unfortunately did not advance. That only pushed him to work harder on his dream. “I love being told no. What’s more motivating than that?”
After graduation, Derek moved to Nashville to further his career in the Music Business. After spending a year in Nashville working at iHeartRadio, he moved back to Bradenton, FL in 2017 to continue working in the entertainment industry and continue his music dream. Make sure you follow Derek on Instagram at @dereklerschmusic and Twitter at @dereklersch. Check out his music at dereklerschmusic.com. Check out his wife’s mom blog site at Made To Mama.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.