Native Texan, Chris Chitsey, made a name for himself on the competitive, Texas honky-tonk circuit before graduating to success on a national level over three decades ago. His smooth evocative voice and energetic stage presence quickly established Chris as one of the latest Texas exports to find national acclaim.
Rooted in the smooth Texas country style, Chris began his music career on the stage of his father’s Bar-B-Q restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of Austin, TX as a young man. Raised on a steady diet of George Strait, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley & Alan Jackson; Chris’s future had taken shape.
After becoming the main attraction in Austin, TX throughout his high school & college years, Chris inked his first record deal two years into his college career at Southwest Texas State University. His self-titled debut album had three songs hit the national charts, including "At A Time Like This," "John Wayne Rides Again" and "With A Body Like That," which held 18 weeks on the CMT and GAC Top 10 Countdown. Chris completed his undergraduate degree and went on to earn a master's degree all while maintaining his focus on his music career.
Chris’s four-decade journey in the country music business has been a true testament to his talent, persistence and dedication he brings to the table. His star power, world-class voice and imposing personality have brought him the national acclaim that country music fans knew was coming since the beginning. His skill as a commanding and confident entertainer is apparent every time he takes the stage, carrying fans on one of music's most enjoyable journeys. His versatility is evident in the wide range of singles he has released since 1999.
Chris is a dreamer and his highly touted success is more than he ever could have envisioned. After almost three decades in the country music business, Chris finally charted his first #1 national single, “Lonely In Tucson,” in February of 2015. He then followed that with two more #1’s, “Superstitious Heart” & “Just Don’t Know It Yet.” You will find all his singles wherever you stream/download your music. Stay tuned for three new single releases in 2020!
It’s hard to follow back-to-back-to-back #1 singles, but the talented Texan has teamed up again with acclaimed producer D. Scott Miller, to record a brand new project that promises to be his best work yet! Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Chris exudes his passion and dedication to the country music industry. It's that kind of dedicated work ethic, combined with God-given talent that has made him a timeless success.