WHO IS CHRIS BULLARD?
Chris Bullard's history holds much evidence of his fate to become a country musician. As a boy, Chris would watch his mother sing in the choir at church. Chris says, "watching her sing those ol' hymns inspired me to wanna sing. Those gospel tunes still resonate with me today." His Grandfather was a singer and played in a country band for years. Chris would sit in Grandpa Jack's lap while he and Chris' Grandmother sang everything from Cash to Haggard. "Hell, they’d even break into a chorus of 'Amazing Grace' if the moment hit ’em right." he says.
The Oklahoma native first picked up a guitar at the age of 7, but it was after his father’s death when he was 9 that Chris began to find his own voice. He sang in the choir in high school and at church, and then went off to college before deciding that he had to pursue music.
He made the move to Nashville five years ago, where he spends his time writing songs and recording when he's not on the road. Chris also plays several instruments including lead guitar, bass, banjo, piano and lap steel. He has played alongside Josh Thompson, Alyssa Micaela, Jon Pardi, Aaron Watson, Maren Morris and Sam Hunt, among others.
"We tracked the record live," he elaborates. "I wanted it to have a mojo, a life to it. A soul. For some reason, I kept going back to those records from Muscle Shoals in the 1960s. You can tell it has something to it. You hear it as soon as you hit play.
"It's Me," is due out on March 17th. The first singles "Stuck" and "Give It a Shot" are out now.