Chris Shrader

His songs and singing style reflects the music that surrounded him growing up. Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, John Rich, Hank Williams, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Eric Church and Reba influence him. 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..