Deryl Dodd’s miraculous comeback from an illness that could have destroyed his career shows this Texan has no limits when it comes to what he does best: songwriting and performing.
He’s sung with Martina McBride and opened for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Tracy Lawrence. When Deryl contracted viral encephalitis (an illness that attacked his central nervous system), he had no mobility, not even enough to pick up his guitar. Fellow Texan Lance Armstrong inspired him to play again, creating Stronger Proof, which will get you two-stepping, swinging and doing the twist. Deryl will also send you to loving arms with “She Does the Best She Can” and “Outside Looking In.” “The Crowd” shows Deryl’s appreciation to his loyal fans, revealing what kind of man he is.—Britney Clark