Chris Knight

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country alt-country singer-songwriter americana folk texas Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

24 June 1960, Slaughters, Kentucky, USA. Country singer-songwriter Knight’s rural upbringing in the backwoods of Kentucky is reflected in his grittily honest tales of small town working men and women far from the bright lights of Nashville. Knight began writing songs as a teenager, inspired by the maverick creative talents of Steve Earle and John Prine, but any thoughts of a career in music were put on the backburner while he completed an agriculture degree at Western Kentucky University. He began playing in small bars while holding down a day job in land reclamation, before a working trip to Nashville in 1991 saw him land a publishing contract with Blue Water Music.

After several more years on the bar circuit, Knight finally earned a recording contract with the major label MCA Records. His self-titled debut was released to widespread acclaim in 1998, with many critics comparing the album favourably to Earle’s classic Guitar Town....

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