About Chris Ride
Born on April 29, 1991in small rural town of Smithfield Virginia.
At 16 Chris asked his Dad for a guitar for Christmas. It was then that the magic showed its self for the first time as he taught himself to play, plus he started writing songs with his first song titled (Nothing without You)
At 17 Chris formed a band with school chums and neighbors. They started to perform at open mic nights around the Smithfield, Virginia area at local clubs, Farmers markets or where ever there was a stage and an audience. He constantly continued to compose more music as time went on. Chris soon began to reach out and expand his music career and decided to try his hand at recording a CD of his original music in a real recording studio. This path took him to the Power Plant studios in Hampton Virginia. There Chris met Record Producer and multi award winning Doc Holiday. Inquiring about cost to make a 10 song demo record, Doc looked at the boys and said (if you want to spend that kind of money on a garage band (That Doc himself did not believe was that ready or that good) he would do it. The next thing Chris knew he was recording his songs. If nothing else it was an experience He would never forget and more important he knew now more than ever, This Was His Destiny.
During the first session Doc heard something in Chris “IT” whatever IT was this kid had it, and the passion for the music could be heard and felt in-between the erratic sounds Chris called music at the time. Doc told him he had good voice, BUT his material (songs) needed lots of work, correction TONS OF WORK. Some how a 5 hour of recording time demo CD was finished. But I guess Doc saw much more possibility’s from Chris but none from the band. And this chance meeting a strong respect for Chris’s talent was built where as with Doc’s music and production talents and Chris’s voice and material, Doc & Chris ended up in Nashville recording .
Today is just a continuation of that first meeting, Today Chris’ is surrounded by legendary studio musicians, all Multi award Winners, his material is the strongest he has ever composed, Holiday said, AND NOW HE BECOMES MAGIC!!!