Acclaimed country artist Chris Knight visited Atlanta on May 18th at Terminal West and had quite a number of people enjoying the music and singing along!
Chris Knight started his musical journey when he just turned three years old – the plastic guitar that he got for Christmas did not sound nearly as good as the one that he has now, but hey, don’t all of the great journeys start with small steps?
When Chris turned 15, he got accustomed to playing his brother’s guitar and jamming along to John Prine’s melodies. However, it was not until he graduated from school with a degree in agriculture and worked in the land reclamation business for some time that he decided to write his own music and perform with it.
Like a lot of other country artists do, Chris started off his music career in Nashville, which is exactly where Frank Liddell saw him and offered him to sign him – Chris took a chance!
Right now Chris Knight is one of the more recognizable country music names out there. He has been in music for about 15 years now and has written 8 albums with some of the finest country songs. Chris says he thinks he is lucky to do what he does for living. And while he does not talk about himself much, his music does it for him. Thus, if one really wants to get to know Chris, attending his show is the best bet.
Next stop for Chris and his band is Texas – do not miss the chance to see Chris Knight live!
Carly Burruss, a new face in country music, opened the show, but she has already won over the hearts of big crowds. You might have heard her music before as she shared the stage with Keith Urban on the “Rise Em Up” Tour or when she opened for Dwight Yoakam at Atlanta Symphony Hall.
Carly roots a lot of her music in personal experiences shared with people around her, which is exactly why it is so easy for anyone to relate to Carly’s creativity.
Carly says her biggest music influences are Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Kacey Musgraves. If you are attentive enough, you might hear some familiar motives even if this is your first time at Carly’s show.
Carly is a mature artist herself. She deliberately uses her talents to tell important stories. She is a Christian, so everywhere she goes Carly takes her faith with her. A lot of her songs are about Jesus and salvation, some even include parts of the famous hymn “Amazing Grace”, which is usually especially appreciated by the audience.
Carly’s music would not have been what it is without her band. Jared Leach is a virtuous guitarist, Tanner Smith is a bass king, Caleb Probst is the heartbeat.
But as the saying goes, it’s better to experience something once rather than hear about it a hundred times. Check out Carly’s music out at her next show in Cordele, GA – mark your calendar and save the night for some great music! /- Alisa Malkova
Check out Alisa Malkova’s photo gallery from Chris Knight and Carly Burruss at Terminal West: