Friday April 19
Chris Shrader grew up in the small town of Pulaski, TN, where the local store had a sign reading, "Population: 99, More or Less." His songs and singing style reflects the music that surrounded him growing up such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Reba. But his music is also flavored by the eclectic rock music he listened to as a teenager: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Foo Fighters, among others. Mix in a dash of contemporary country, and you have a soulful, rocking style of traditional country music that is Chris Shrader's sound alone. He is an endorsed artist with GHS Springs, Taylor Guitars and Clayton Picks, as well as other great companies, playing over 200 shows a year.