Chris Christian

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Abilene, Texas, USA. The appropriately named Chris Christian was subject to an intensely religious upbringing in Texas. During his college years he formed his own folk group at Abilene Christian College, and also toured throughout the south. He graduated with a degree in business investment and moved to Nashville to play banjo with the Opryland Dixieland Band. He then joined popular nightclub singer Wayne Newton as his lead guitarist, banjo and harmonica player. He left Newton’s band in 1974 to return to Nashville, at which time he began writing his own songs while playing guitar with Jerry Reed. He then took a job in music publishing, making a rapid rise to president of the Nashville division of the Twentieth Century-Fox Music Publishing Company, where his choice of degree subject paid handsome dividends. He subsequently formed his own publishing companies Home Sweet Home, Home Sweet Home Jingles as well as the Gold Mine Recording Studio. In this capacity he...

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