Christian Beck is a rising "new country" vocalist developing a growing fan base in the Pittsburgh, Pa., region. Following the independent release of his first EP in April 2013, Christian was named a state level finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown. http://www.countryshowdown.com/contestant.php?id=49661 http://www.reverbnation.com/christianbeck http://www.christianbeckband.com/ Christian is from Freedom, Pennsylvania, a small town of about 1,500 people clinging to life on the steep hillsides overlooking the Ohio River northwest of Pittsburgh. The legendary collapse of the steel industry wasn’t kind to Freedom, but the railroad has continued by. And that’s where four generations before him scratched out their living. Christian grew up the only son of a devoted single mom and with the love and support of a lot of great family and friends. The boy from Freedom found his own route to freedom, through singing. He began when he was in diapers in his mom’s two-bedroom mobile home in the country. His first microphone was her hairbrush; his first audience, her bedroom mirror and the camcorder she trained on it. While Christian's first love is country music, he has a passion for many different genres, including R&B, alternative, classic rock, and southern rock. His influences include Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen. Christian gets compared to Elvis a lot. Maybe because he’s got “that look,” and, honestly, “that hair,” but he’s definitely got that Elvis way of moving on stage. His voice is compared to Gregg Allman, as well as Aldean and Seger, and he’ll take those comparisons. They’re extremely cool. Here’s the thing: Christian can sing. Christian can command a stage. Christian is 6’1” and 170 pounds of country powerhouse. He reminds us all why it’s such a good thing, living in Freedom.