Chris Daughtry started taking up lessons on guitar at the age of sixteen from Mark Ebert and renowned guitarist Matt Jagger, who taught him the rudiments of music at a Charlottesville-based music store.
While he was trying to develop his fingers on the guitar, he came to realize that he could actually sing. His decision to combine singing and guitar would lead him into putting in more effort and developing himself at all cost.
Today, Chris’ childhood passion has not only taken him to places, it has also earned him a spot among music elites. He has been doing well ever since he stormed the industry. As a vocalist and guitarist, and has worked with so many notable artists.
Within the music circle, he is respected for his classic guitar works as well as his mastery in several music genres – Daughtry actually does pop rock, alternative metal, contemporary hard rock, alternative rock, and post-grunge.
The American multifaceted personality had his career breakthrough sometime in 2002 when he emerged the fourth finalist of the fifth season of American Idol. Though he didn’t win the star prize, he was immediately signed by RCA Records and later released his debut album a few months later. The success of the album earned him his first Grammy-nomination. The former Idol contestant has continued to attain greater heights in his profession ever since.
Chris Daughtry’s Biography
Chris Daughtry’s parents, Sandra Daughtry and James “Pete” Daughtry, welcomed him on December 26, 1979, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. The vocalist was raised along with his brother Kenneth Daughtry in Lasker, North Carolina, where he spent his early years until the age of 14.
Chris also spent some of his years in Palmyra, Virginia, from where he later moved to McLeansville, in North Carolina. The guitarist is presumed to have had his high school education in any of the cities he was raised in.
Back then, he used to play rock at local events. His popularity at the time grew after he began performing for Matt Jagger’s Blues Rock and Brian Craddock’s band My Dog Lucy. Chris also did a brief stint in his high school musical group, as he featured in two stage productions titled: The Wiz and Peter Pan, along with the group.
His Family – Is He Married, Who Is His Wife?
Chris isn’t just married; he is a father of four lovely kids. He became a married man on November 11, 2000, when he exchanged marital vows with his wife Deanna Daughtry in the presence of their family members and loved ones.
The American singer’s children are Hannah, Griffin, and twins, Noah James and Adalynn Rose. Born on September 7, 1996, Hannah is Deanna’s child from her first marriage while Griffin (born June 30, 1998) was allegedly adopted after his father died. Adalynn and James are Daughtry’s biological children. They were born on November 17, 2010. The singer currently lives in North Carolina with his lovely family.
His Height – How Tall Is He?
Daughtry’s physical appearance has been a subject of interest to many people, especially his fans. From the crown of his head to the sole of his feet, he possesses a unique physique that distinguishes him from most singers.
Ever since he got married, he has lost a significant amount of weight – a development that was applauded by fitness fanatics. In 2006, on the stage of the popular American television series – American Idol, the singer announced that he has decided to shave his head completely in order to have a charming appearance. Despite his decision to go balding and lose some weight as well, Daughtry still looks hunky and stunning.
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 183 lbs, which translates to 83kg. His other body measurements are chest – 107 centimeters or 42 inches, Bicep – 36 centimeters or 14 inches, Waist – 79 centimeters or 39 inches. The color of his eyes is dark brown.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
Daughtry is among the slew of American entertainers who ply their trade in several fields. Born Christopher Adam Daughtry, the renowned guitarist wears various hats as an actor, songwriter, and singer.
The American idol fourth-place finalist is worth $10 million. It is believed that he built his net worth from his wealth of business channels and other endeavors which put a reasonable sum of money in his pocket.
Quick Facts about Chris Daughtry
1. The American singer is a Christian.
2. His best friend is Ace Young. Young is also an American Idol contestant. The two first met at the show’s Denver auditions and have remained inseparable ever since.
3. He has four studio albums to his name. They are Daughtry (released in 2006), Leave This Town (released in 2009), Break The Spell (released in 2011) and Baptized (released in 2013).