Music was always destined to rule Chase Bryant’s life because of it being a big part of his family. His uncles Jeff Bryant and Junior Bryant were the brains behind Ricochet and his grandfather, Jimmy Bryant used to perform with none other than Roy Orbison. Growing up, he was influenced by some of the biggest names in the industry like Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Bob Wills, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill and Keith Urban.
Chase Bryant started to develop interest in music when he was just three years old by listening to his grandfather’s Jerry Lee Lewis records. From that point onwards, his passion for music only grew. He wrote his first song when he was just eleven years old after a girl broke his heart.
As he reached his teens, Bryant began to develop a broad taste in classic country, rock and roll and mainstream country music which helped him define the direction in which he wanted to take his music to. He built his own home studio in order to jam because there was little or no access to recording studios in his hometown of Orange Groove, Texas.
Moving to Nashville
With the support and blessings of his parents, Bryant graduated and moved to Los Angeles to write for a small company until he decided to move to Nashville. That decision turned out to be a big one for him. He continued to write songs and penned down almost four hundred before coming up with one that grabbed the attention of managers and publishers. Because of the strong connection his grandfather had with Roy Orbison, a meeting was arranged for him with Roy’s widow Barbara Orbison who was a Music City Publishing mogul. Impressed by what the young Bryant had to offer, she signed him up on the spot.
Chase Bryant gets going
It wasn’t long before Chase Bryant was signed by Red Bow Records in August 2013 all thanks to his talents and the drive to make a mark in country music. The label’s A&R staff was so amazed by Bryant’s demos that they decided to give him the right to co-produce his own material. That arrangement led to hits like Little Bit of You, Change Your Name, Fire and Take it on Back.
Chase Bryant (EP)
A year after being signed by the label, Chase Bryant came out with his first self-titled extended play which picked up the number forty fifth spot on the US Top Heatseekers chart. The EP featured five singles out of which, Take it on Back debuted at the number nine position on the US Country Airplay Chart to become Bryant’s big breakthrough. The single was a major success. It sold over one hundred and eleven thousand copies in the United States alone and also received favorable reviews from the critics.
The young artist is now gearing up for a tour and will soon make his presence felt at some of the most famous venues in the country. Grab your Chase Bryant tickets and enjoy the company of a star that looks destined for the top.