Chris Cavanaugh grew up listening to Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Brooks & Dunn. This influence of 90’s country songs and his love for music had Cavanaugh making the trip from his hometown of Springfield, Missouri to Tennessee just months after graduating high school. After spending a few years with writers and publishers he had no doubt that he wanted to make Tennessee his home. Shortly after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Chris signed his first songwriting deal. Over the next few years Chris spent his time on music row honing his craft as a writer. During this time however, he says, "I always knew that deep down my ultimate passion was playing and performing, so I eventually had to get out and do something about it...I had to get on the road." And so he did.
Any given weekend you can find Cavanaugh playing with his band throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio while growing his fan base to include shows in North Carolina, California, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Iowa and more. Cavanaugh has shared the stage with every country artist in the game including Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, Justin Moore, Eric Church, Kip Moore, Michael Ray, Thomas Rhett; the list is endless.
When asked about his career and the path he has taken to get to where he is, Cavanaugh says, "I think everything happens for a reason and I believe the time I spent in Nashville digging in and learning how to write songs has built a platform for me and a body of work that I've been able to draw from when I go out on the road to play. I think if it'd happened any other way I wouldn't have these songs..."
You can expect a party at a Cavanaugh show. His style is extremely up-beat showcased by him playing lead electric guitar. A mix of old-school Kenny Chesney and guitar-slaying Keith Urban is the best way to describe his sound.
Cavanaugh recently signed a new publishing deal with Notting Hill Music Publishing, released his EP “Footprints on My Windshield,” co-wrote the title track to the new Trace Adkins album, joined Kip Moore on tour and released a video for his new single, "Find You Sooner." Needless to say, the future looks bright….