Bend in the Road
Great Country and Pop songwriting in the vein of Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Tim McGraw
Down an old dirt road, deep in the recesses of Hanover County, you may hear the percussive strumming of a flat top guitar accompanied by a set of rawhide boots stomping out a rhythm to the tune sailing out on the wind.
Follow this sound to its origin and you'll find Chris Adams, sitting out on the back porch, hammering out the final version of some new song; writing, rewriting, turning each phrase until all the puzzle pieces come together to form the picture on the box top.
"There's just some magic that happens when after all the blood, sweat, and tears that go along with the writing process, it finally clicks and you know you've said what you wanted to say and it makes sense, not only to you, but to someone else. That's the payoff."
Making music, not only for himself, but for other artists as well, he has produced and engineered a number of projects for various East Coast, regional, and even a couple of international artists.
As for his own performances, he's opened up for such national artists as David Wilcox, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Pat Benatar, Shooter Jennings, Pierce Pettis, and American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks.
Under This Silent Sky
Stand out vocals, reminiscent of Don Henley, paired up with rock solid songwriting skills make this a favorite of acoustic rock, country, and gospel music fans.
In an age where hype is king and outrageous personality has become a substitute for talent, there are very few performers who can actually live up to their promo packs and deliver the goods artistically.
Fortunately, a handful of die-hard artisans are still forging their way through the industry haze. Chris Adams belongs to that remnant.
Artist, Writer, and Producer are just a few of the hats he wears on a regular basis. With two self-produced projects under his belt and scores of projects produced for other artists, he has attracted attention not only in his home state of Virginia, but also from several Nashville producers and publishers.
Several of his original songs have been on hold recently with major recording artists. In fact, so much of his material is floating around Nashville right now that it seems only a matter of time until he joins rank with other prominent artist/writers who have found that elusive golden door into Music City, USA.