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Chris, or as his friends call him, MoonDawg's exposure to music was a little different than most. After his parents divorced at an early age, his Dad worked odd jobs to make due. One of those jobs was bartending. Spending weekends with his Dad would sometimes include being at the bar with his Dad, and his younger brother. Chris soaked up the honkytonk lifestyle a little bit earlier than most. So you might say he was raised to be a Honkytonker. Waylon Jennings, Bocephus, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, and Lynyrd Skynyrd were staples in the jukebox in those little bars, and were the soundtrack to his formidable years. Chris writes songs that are first hand experience. If he wrote it, he's lived it. His music reflects that of an honest, blue collared, rednecked, Kentucky boy full of heart. He delivers his songs with the heartfelt emotion, and drives them home with his powerhouse voice. In 2006 Chris had won The Colgate Country Showdown in Milwaukee, received a little bit of recognition. After that, Chris bounced around fronting bands before he met Mike Weatherford. Mike had a Southern Rock band looking for a new front man. For the next few years Chris had found a home on stage fronting BOUNTY HUNTER. Mike believed in Chris' musical talent more than anyone to that point in his career. After going thru his second divorce, Chris decided it was time to move home to Kentucky. Mike gave Chris the Gibson acoustic guitar you see him playing. So for the next few years Chris worked on his guitar playing, and started becoming serious about his songwriting. Playing open mics around Louisville, he met more, and more people that thought he had something. Starting opening shows for local bands, and eventually decided it was time to move to Nashville. So, in 2012, he did just that. Packed up his truck, and headed down I-65. It took Chris about a year to figure out how he was gonna make his mark on Nashville, while not popular in most songwriting circles, he stayed true to his Honkytonk roots. With songs like MR. BOSSMAN, BETTER THAN THAT, and DIRT. He found he was often the only one writing blue collared songs about working men, and subjects most are afraid to touch. Chris became friends with Florida native John Goode. The two formed the duo GOODE DAWG. GOODE DAWG quickly found themselves as outcasts for their raw honesty. Having some success with songs on Dish Network's Hunt Channel, and small market radio. Chris is currently recording his first solo record. Stay tuned for his album WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SONGS. An 18 song project that reflects his favorite songs he's written, along with his favorite co-writes. This is an album to be proud of. There is something for everyone on this album. Be sure to get your copy when it's released. You won't be disappointed!