Chris Gantry (Christopher Cedzich) was born December 29th, 1942 in Queens, New York. He began his career as a singer/songwriter at age fourteen with a recording contract for Paramount Records. He moved to Nashville in 1963. Chris has written more than 1,000 songs some of them as collaborations with Nashville’s best Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Shel Silverstein, and Eddie Rabbit. Over 100 of his songs were recorded by various artist; Roy Clark, Johnny Cash, Sonny Curtis, Robert Goulet, Wayne Newton, Johnny Lee, Reba McEntire, Billy Walker, Garry Pucket, KD Lang, Yankee Grey, and Rhett Akins, including Dreams of the Everyday Housewife, by Glen Campbell. Dreams of the Everyday Housewife won three M.M.I. awards plus the Millionaires Award for over two million performances. It also won the Nashville Songwriter Award in 1968. Chris recorded five albums for Monument and ABC Dot Records and has written for Sony Music, Warner Chapel Music, and Faverett Music Group. Chris won the Tennessee Williams Playwriting Contest with a collection of one act plays titled Teeth and Nails. He also wrote a collection of published short stories entitled Father Duck Tales. He currently writes for Cool Vibe Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. Chris continues writing music with some of today's brightest up and coming stars and living the life of a Gypsy Dreamer! Chris is available for performances and motivational engagements for youth organizations and churches.
Chris Gantry - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
George Turner - Electric Guitar
Lee Shivley & Karl Himmel - Drums
Tim Drummond - Bass
Andy McMahon - Piano