Some people were born to be doctors. Some people were born to be teachers. Chris Weaver was born to be a musician. Growing up in West Virginia, his father was a travelling musician for over 25 years. Chris was bitten with “the music bug” from an early age of just ten and started to hone his craft through influences like Cocker, Petty, Morrison and Mellencamp . “It’s all I could ever remember wanting to do,” Weaver states. “I wanted to write like them, sing like them but just do it in a way that would be my own.” While honing his sound, Weaver received an opportunity to play his very first show, opening up for country star Patty Loveless.
Shortly after, Chris knew if he was going to succeed he needed to move to where he would be surrounded by music. So naturally he chose Music City, Nashville, Tennessee and put together a band. The Chris Weaver Band quickly began making its mark upon Nashville landing highly coveted shows on the famed Broadway strip. Locals, tourists and even celebrities make it a point to watch the energetic Weaver deliver an unforgettable performance night in and night out. Seeing the groundswell of enthusiasm starting to form Weaver decided to self-produce his very first album. ‘Standing in Line’ was released in the Spring of 2010 and fans couldn’t be happier. Neither could Chris for that fact, as one of the major radio stations in Nashville, Lightning 100, played their debut single “So Damn Beautiful” regularly and fans began flocking to their shows.
In 2011, the Chris Weaver Band is riding on a wave of momentum and headed back into the studio to start production on their second album with legendary producer Josh Leo, who has produced greats suchJosh Leo has worked with such greats as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alabama, Toto, Jimmy Buffet, Glen Fry, Reba McEntire and Leanne Rimes. With the stage set, the Chris Weaver Band is planning for a break out year and continued success in the future.