After several years of touring and chart success in Texas, Deryl took some time off to write new material and regain perspective. It was a good break, because he returned to Smith Music in 2009, recording a new album, TOGETHER AGAIN that produced three top five hits and a chart topping number one. Following the excitement of this album, Deryl went back in the studio to record his RANDOM AS I AM, released July 2011. Dodd pours his soul, passion and humor into what may be his best effort to date. Dodd's newest release, LONG HARD RIDE released April 21, 2018. It's a collection of his best loved songs re-imagined as duets with his Texas friends. “I have been blessed to make music for this long. I never had a plan, still don’t. But, I hope it’s made a difference and done something good for somebody. That’s the whole reason I started doing it.” Well, Double D, rest assured, you certainly have!