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Born in New Bern, NC and raised down a 7 mile dirt road deep in the woods, Chris Hollacheck grew up in the kind of setting you’d picture being in a country song. His musical journey started very early when he learned cello at 3 years old! Chris has also played piano, trumpet, baritone, and bass guitar and performed singing and acting in numerous plays all before the age of 18. After graduating high school, he picked up guitar in college at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. It was there that he discovered his passion for songwriting and singing country music. Once he graduated college, he moved to Nashville in 2014.

After a couple years of playing open mics and writer rounds and working odd jobs, Chris decided to leave Nashville and travel the country. He started venturing in Florida and then Texas, where he played more frequent shows and gained a diverse group of fans. During this time, he released his first radio single “Knotty Thing” in January 2019.

After 2 years in Texas, he decided to move back to Nashville where he ended up taking his music further.

Bring us back to the days when you first came onto the music scene. What was the most exciting part of that move?

Having the courage to take the actions to make my dreams a reality and step into the unknown.

What moves are you making daily to make sure you focus on your goals?

Working to keep balance in all aspects of my life.

How are you applying yourself to make sure that your mental health is being checked on too?

Taking breaks when needed and staying on a healthy routine .

What do you think is an indicator for you that you need to slow down? Do you always make sure to listen to that?

When I find myself comfort eating, start having drinks too consistently when going out, and too much anxiety over the “what ifs.” It’s always essential to listen to my body, mind, and spirit when I’m out of alignment! Change is happening everyday in this crazy industry! How are you keeping up with that?

I constantly keep updated on Youtube videos and courses that go over the new changes so that I can continue to adapt to any of these constant changes What music are you jamming to right now that is giving you inspo for your music?

I’ve been listening to a lot of 90s Country to help get back to a more traditional sound in upcoming projects Let our audience know how they can support your music?

By following me on all social media platforms and streaming my music and videos constantly. Buying my merch and signing up for my Patreon would also be a huge help too (links provided below) :) What do they need to be listening to this summer!

“Follow The Light!" Any important dates we need to know!?

No particular dates, however expect a new single around September.

What news is just BEYOND your wildest dreams right now that you want to share too?

I’ve been nominated for 2 Josie Music Award categories and the award ceremony will be held on Oct 23rd at the Grand Ol’ Opry! We are excited about watching you grow and evolve into the best artist you can be! ROCK ON ROCKSTAR! Leave the most fun ways to keep up with you!!!! Instagram: Youtube: Facebook: TikTok: Linktree: Shopify (Merch): Patreon: Spotify: Apple Music: Youtube Music:

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