Tennessee-born country music singer-songwriter, Chris Shupe, grew up listening to and playing country music with friends and family in a small town in Georgia. As a child, he was heavily influenced by country music legends such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, and Brooks & Dunn. In his teen years and early twenties, Chris decided to step into the rock world, where he was successful and eventually shared the stage with several world-renowned artists and bands. In 2020, Chris chose to leave the rock scene and embark on a journey back to his roots to become a solo country music artist. Although starting fresh was an obstacle, he was determined and set out to Nashville with his guitar and new ideas in mind. He played on the streets of Broadway regularly, busking for tips in his guitar case. There he made a name for himself and was recognized by several business owners on Broadway, allowing him to begin to play on stages such as the world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Alan Jackson’s Good Time Bar, and other well-known honky-tonks on the strip. During this time, Chris was also working on his original music behind the scenes. In late 2021 he wrote and recorded his debut single, “California Sky,” on Music Row with Grammy Award-winning studio musicians. He also released his second single, “Where I Call Home,” in June 2022. Chris is now spending most of his time in Nashville, singing, and songwriting. He has played at the Key West Songwriting Festival and CMA Fest 2022 and regularly participates in songwriters rounds around Nashville, leading to several major co-writes. He is excited to continue writing and sharing his music and hopes his listeners can relate to his songs. It is important to him to preserve the traditional sounds of the country music he grew up influenced by while also adding a hint of his rock-n-roll past to his music.