Derek "Cowboy Kenny" Villegas
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Derek "Cowboy Kenny" Villegas started his first band in 2000. Derek spent several years as lead vocalist and entertainer playing honky-tonks and dance halls throughout South Central Texas and the Texas Hill Country. His band was featured at many county fairs, corporate events, concerts, and City of San Antonio events such as the annual two-week celebration "Fiesta" in Downtown San Antonio.
Derek was featured at Fiesta events that included; Oyster Bake, Farmers Market and the Coors Light Stage at Market Square. Derek has been featured at private events for corporate giants including; Oracle, Halliburton, and the IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association), Other corporate performances include private events for Meritage Homes, Legacy Homes, and The Sayfie Review.
Derek has since relocated to Florida where he has been drawing rave reviews from audiences all over South Florida and the southeastern United States with his strong, yet warm vocal style often drawing comparisons to Country Music Star Kenny Chesney. Derek has quickly developed a reputation as an exciting top entertainer with his high energy, dynamic stage presence and ability to connect with diverse crowds.
After years of fans likening his look and sound to Kenny Chesney, Fast Forward, The Ultimate Kenny Chesney Tribute, was born. Derek now performs with Fast Forward as “Kenny Chesney” and is captivating audiences with a high energy “Kenny Chesney” style concert, playing all of Kenny’s smash hits. Derek and Fast Forward provide the ultimate Kenny Chesney experience by producing the most authentic Kenny Chesney Tribute anywhere in the world.