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Where the Stars Shine
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April 22, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
One event on an unspecified date at 9:30pm
Join us for free live music by country heartthrob, Chris Bandi!
About the band
There are no tractors, trucks or tailgates here! Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Chris isn’t your average country singer. Like many kids, Chris grew up listening to whatever his parents listened to but in the Bandi household these were two very different styles! Whether it was rocking out to Bruce Springsteen in his dad’s car or singing along to Garth Brooks with his mom, music always played a big part in Chris’ life. Fast forward a few years and, like most kids, Chris couldn’t stand to listen to the same music as his parents. Being from St. Louis he had to know every word to Nelly’s “Country Grammer”, he also fell in love with artists such as Usher and Fall Out Boy. His mix of pop, rock and country separates him from most other artists out there. After graduating from Ole Miss and spending a few summers traveling back and forth from Oxford to Nashville, Chris decided it was time to make the move. Initially knowing only a few people in the Music City, his drive and determination were quickly noticed throughout town. A few months after moving to Nashville, Chris began writing with hit songwriters Shane Minor (“Chillin’ It” – Cole Swindell, “Beautiful Mess” – Diamond Rio) and Monty Criswell (“Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church, “I Saw God Today” – George Strait). After a few writes, Monty brought Chris into the studio to provide vocals on several of Monty’s demos. This ultimately led to Chris being introduced to Grammy winning producer and engineer Julian King (Tim Mcgraw, Tyler Farr). Monty and Julian became believers in Chris’ work ethic and fresh country sound. Not long after, the three began working together to further promote Chris. From almost empty bar rooms to fraternity parties to sold out shows, Chris has been captivating audiences everywhere he goes. Having opened for bands like The Marshall Tucker Band and LoCash, Chris’ stage presence and voice pull the audience in until they are all on their feet! Recently teaming up with Paradigm Talent Agency (Ed Sheeran, Eli Young, Toby Keith) Chris has been on the road touring all over the midwest and southeast regions. So keep an eye out for when Chris will be playing near you. You won’t want to miss one of Nashville’s “Rising Country Stars”!