#CMchat Exclusive Interview with Chase Bryant

Chase Bryant has been on my concert bucket list for a long time, so to see him on stage at the Country Night Lights Music Festival was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. When the chance came up to chat with him backstage before his set, I was even more excited. I tend to clam up when I’m nervous and somehow Bryant brought out the talkative side in me. It must be the southern charm he has. Here’s a little bit more about this young artist, originally from Texas and signed to Red Bow Records. His second single “Little Bit Of You” is currently Top 30 on country radio.

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How has your family influenced and supported your career?

I grew up in a very musical family. My grandfather and two uncles were playing in music when I was younger so they definitely influenced my experiences. A lot of my family influence has translated into life experiences and that translated into my music career.

Do you have any pre-show rituals?

There’s usually three things. 1. I like to light incense. 2. Loud music gets us pumped up. 3. I’ll feed Harley.

What are your “must have” travel foods?

I really like coconut water…and ranch wheat thins. Oh and a good red wine, maybe a red zinfandel.

Which song on your current EP took the least amount of time to write? Which took the longest?

“Take It On Back” was the easiest for sure. It only took an hour to write it all out. It was all about my high school experiences. “Change Your Name” probably took the longest. It was a song that we kept coming back to until we felt like we got it right.

When/why did you get Harley?

I had broken up with my then girlfriend and wanted a companion on the road. I met this guy who sold bull dogs through a mutual friend and that’s where I got him. I’ve had him probably a year now and I love that he travels with us.

Any future EP or album plans you can share? How involved were you in that process?

We’re working on the album right now. The hope is it’ll be ready sometime in the new year (2016). I like being very involved in the whole process. I either wrote or co-wrote every song, and I’m also co-producing it.

Big thank you to Mark Harmon and Jessica Pangrazio for helping to coordinate this.

Do you have a favorite Chase Bryant song? Let me know at @KCarib. You can find Chase Bryant on Facebook, Twitter and chasebryant.com.

Author: Kristen Diotte

I've been known to spend hours in historically preserved buildings. I travel internationally to support musicians I believe have changed my life. I hope to one day work for a company that is both historical and musical.

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