Born and raised in Slaughters, Ky., Chris Knight went from aspiring songwriter to a major force in the country field in a few short years, scoring major hits with big-name Nashville artists (Randy Travis, John Anderson, Montgomery Gentry) while keeping integrity intact and gaining respect from the critical world of particular listeners within the alt-country artistic arena. From a songwriting spot at the internationally acclaimed Bluebird Café in Nashville, Knight signed with a major label, but didn’t fit the mold of a modern country artist. His often bleak, yet hopeful lyrics spare no one the actual happenings in his homeland filled with coal mines and house trailers, tough times and party places. Throughout his gruff, but compelling songs lies a look at real life with all its ups and downs, peculiarities and beauty, bared for observing and crafted for aural participation. Last year Knight performed a talked about show as part of the Bedrock 66 Live! concert series at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
Fri, Jun 3, 9pm
Old 36 Inn, Riverton