Kentucky native Chris Carpenter began his journey in high school; with worn-down sneakers and the opportunity to transform his heart with music.
Since then the rest is history.
With influences ranging from Oasis to Counting Crows, to the dynamic-storytelling of Bob Dylan, Carpenter has carved out his path since he moved to Nashville in 2009.
Carpenter continues to hold true to himself with a self-produced album from his college days of original songs on, "What Am I Waiting For". He has since released two more CDs available on iTunes, Rhapsody and CD Baby. The first "Falling Out of the Atmosphere" produced by his uncle Paul Martin of both the Oak Ridge Boys and Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives, the second "If I Run" produced by the Grammy nominated team Crew 22 (John Mattick & Rodney Lawson).
Now twenty-five, Carpenter consistently reinvents himself into a greater sense of who he is as a musician, and continues to still fit into melodies as comfortable as an old pair of sneakers.
As an ASCAP songwriter and publisher, his autobiographical song, “One and Only,” was recently in the top 10 most-viewed videos on MTVU.com. Carpenter competed in the “Freshman 5” competition and successfully came in second place -- but still holds the #1 spot of getting the “most plays” for his video.
Carpenter’s music is currently featured on MTVMusic.com, CMT.com, GACTV.com and MTVU.com (the college-edition of MTV). Furthermore, “One and Only” has been featured in the soap-opera, “Young and the Restless.” His song, “We’ll Never Know” has also made an appearance on “Men of a Certain Age.” To top this off, Carpenter’s musical talent landed him an eight-song spot on the online-reality show, “Hallo Hollywood".
The video for his latest single, “Paralyzed”, an up-tempo-anthem, was just released as a new video on youtube.com.