Chris Raddings

Born in the city of Leeds, Chris is one of the most respected singers on the British Country Music circuit. He currently lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire where he lives with his wife Fiona, her two sons Ollie and Alex, and his three year old daughter Eleanor.

Chris first picked up his older brother's much neglected guitar at the age of 13, and was inspired to play after hearing the Shadows and their iconic instrumental Apache. Chris caught the country music bug soon after when the TV advert for the Johnny Cash album 'Itchy Feet' caught his eyes and ears in the mid seventies.

The 'New Country' revival of the 1990s saw Chris take his first steps on the British Country Music circuit. Although something of a late starter as a singer at "*, he found the the positive response to his distinctive and authentic vocals encouraging.

Chris released his first album 'Watching You Go' in 1997 under the wing of his then high-flying friends the legendary Cheap Seats. This quality John Pettifer-produced effort received critical acclaim with its mixture of self- penned and original material from UK and Nashville based songwriters.

In recent years Chris has really come into his own as a solo performer, appearing at many of the major venues and festivals. With increasing confidence and self-belief, Chris has really hit his stride of late, resulting in impressive self-assured performances on the road. This has seen him nominated best male vocalist twice in recent years for the British Country Music Awards.

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