Chase Bryant talks classic country, 'Take It On Back,' touring in Florida and more
As he prepares for his performance at Saturday's South Shore Music Festival in Riverview, Chase Bryant can reflect on how his family heritage has guided his path to the stage.
His grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles formed the successful country music group Ricochet. And he grew up surrounded by the music of Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Jedd Hughes, who influenced and inspired Bryant to become a country music performer.
"Those records told me that I could be a mainstream country artist and also write guitar riffs that would stick in somebody's head," Bryant said in a recent phone interview.
Bryant, whose country hits include Take It On Back and Little Bit of You, headlines the festival from noon to 10 p.m. at the International Independent Showmen's Club, 6915 Riverview Drive in Riverview. Tickets are $20 at the gate, and Bryant performs at 8 p.m. Click here for details.
For more of Kathy Straub's interview with Chase Bryant, click here.