I know it seems that I took a hiatus from my MEET AMERICA CAMPAIGN, but it wasn’t my fault! My Georgia boy took forever to get his questions in, (I’m pointing fingers), but I assure you it was worth the wait!
Chris is from Mcdonough, GA, which is about 40 minutes south of Atlanta. The reason he was worth the wait is because the man sings like an angel!! Add on a beard, puppy dog eyes, and a southern drawl — I’m swooning. Let’s meet this Georgian musician!
A: Chris, did you grow up in Georgia? If so, how was it different from other states?
C: I was born and raised in Georgia. Growing up here is really laid back. It’s more centered around being outdoors and using the land; hunting, fishing, farming and cattle raising are all common things.
A: If I were to visit, where are the places I MUST see?
C: If you were to visit you would have to see…ME, duh!! Haha, Georgia has wide variety of different entertainment. Comedy clubs, historical places, good music scene and great food places, ‘cause, I mean, it’s the south. No one cooks better than us. The Walking Dead is filmed here, so it’s easy to walk up and be an extra. Georgia has a lot to offer.
A: What is your favorite thing about Georgia?
C: My favorite thing about Georgia…hmm, I never really thought of it. I guess [the fact that] it’s diverse in landscape. You’re a car ride away from the ocean, lakes, mountains, rivers, so there’s a lot of beautiful sights to behold.
A: Tell me about your passion for music and singing. How’d it get started and where can we see it?
C: Wow, singing and music. I grew up in a musical family. My parents sang in a touring
group around Georgia [and] I helped set up equipment and run the soundboard since I was little. I was always drawn to instruments and singing. I’ve played in jazz bands, metal bands, rock bands, contemporary, Christian, worship punk, hardcore, you name it, I’ve probably played it.
I just feel that music should be explored, not settled on just one genre.
My inspiration for singing is my mom. She can sing so amazingly and I’m not saying that cause she’s my mom. She got soul, haha.
I currently am working on a solo acoustic album and also writing with another acoustic/folk band of mine called Two Beards and a Babe.
I have a youtube channel: HERE. I only uploaded one video so far, but I’ll have videos about the band [up] soon.
A: Your voice makes me feel like I’m in a Nicholas Sparks novel. [insert dreamy sigh] So, Chris, I have to ask, what’s your favorite movie?
C: Favorite movie: Star Wars saga and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Valid choices! Love the Darth photo; I’m very glad he appreciates the American flag. I want to thank Chris for participating in the Meet America Campaign. I’d love to visit GA someday!
You can find Chris on instagram at xsithbeardx
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