Christopher Eric Lane (born November 9, 1984) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has released one album as front-man of the Chris Lane Band, a second album, Girl Problems, and a third album, Laps Around the Sun. via Big Loud Records. Lane has charted four singles on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including the No. 1 "Fix".

Chris Lane
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Chris Lane in 2018
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Eric Lane[1]
Born (1984-11-09) November 9, 1984 (age 35)[2]
Kernersville, North Carolina, US[2]
GenresCountry pop[2]
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–present
LabelsBig Loud
Websiteiamchrislane.com
Spouse(s)
Lauren Bushnell (m. 2019)
[3]

Early life and career beginningsEdit

Lane grew up in Kernersville, North Carolina and has a twin brother named Cory.[4] While attending Glenn High School he and his brother played football and baseball, and both went on to play baseball in college at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lane learned to play the guitar when sports injuries affected his chances of a professional baseball career. In his hometown he worked for his father's landscaping business and started a cover band that played in High Point University cafeteria. In 2007, Lane and his brother auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol but did not make it to Hollywood.[5] It wasn't until 2008 when Chris met Seth England of Big Loud Mountain management which launched Chris's career as an up-and-coming country music artist.[4][6][7]

CareerEdit

Before pursuing a solo career, Lane fronted the Chris Lane Band.[8] Their album Let's Ride charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2012.[9] He moved to Nashville in 2013.[6] Lane has opened for The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others.[10] In 2014, he opened for Florida Georgia Line on their This Is How We Roll Tour.[11][12]

 
Chris Lane live at 98.5 KYGO's Christmas Jam, 2017

Lane's debut single, "Broken Windshield View", was released to country radio on June 10, 2014 by Big Loud Mountain.[10] The song was written by Rodney Clawson, Shane Minor, and David Lee Murphy and produced by Joey Moi.[4][13] It was featured on Sirius XM's The Highway and iTunes' New and Noteworthy.[10] It sold 11,000 downloads in its first week of release[14] and reached number 45 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[15] As of August 2014, it has sold 43,000 downloads.[16][17] It was also included on an extended play.[4][13]

Lane released his debut album Girl Problems in August 2016. It accounted for the singles "Fix" and "For Her".[2] His second album, Laps Around the Sun, produced the duet "Take Back Home Girl" featuring Tori Kelly.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2018 Lane began dating Lauren Bushnell, the winner of the 20th season of The Bachelor. They got engaged on June 16, 2019.[18][19] The two married in Nashville on October 25, 2019.[20]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details Peak positions Title
US Country
[9]
US
[21]
CAN
[22]
Let's Ride
(with Chris Lane Band)
  • Release date: April 17, 2012
  • Label: Loradale Drive
75
Girl Problems
  • Release date: August 5, 2016
  • Label: Big Loud
8 55
Laps Around the Sun
  • Release date: July 13, 2018[24]
  • Label: Big Loud
8 83 51
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[9]
US Heat
[25]
US Indie
[26]
Fix
  • Release date: November 13, 2015
  • Label: Big Loud Mountain
23 4 40
Take Back Home
  • Release date: November 17, 2017[28]
  • Label: Big Loud Mountain

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay
[29]
US
[30]
CAN Country
[31]
CAN
[32]
2012 "All I Ever Needed" (with Chris Lane Band) Let's Ride
"Let's Ride" (with Chris Lane Band)
2014 "Broken Windshield View" 45 56 N/A
2015 "Fix" 10 1 65 8 100 Girl Problems
2016 "For Her" 17 10 92 1
2017 "Take Back Home Girl" (featuring Tori Kelly) 12 8 55 5 79 Laps Around the Sun
2018 "I Don't Know About You" 2 1 39 1 85
2019 "Big, Big Plans" 33 51 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videosEdit

Year Video Director
2012 "Let's Ride"[43] John Ryan Flaherty
2014 "Broken Windshield View"[44] Robert Hales
2016 "Fix"[45] TK McKamy
"For Her"[46]
2017 "Take Back Home Girl" (featuring Tori Kelly)[47] Justin Clough
2018 "I Don't Know About You"[48]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient/Work Result Ref
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country Artist Chris Lane Nominated [49]
ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated [50]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results for Christopher Eric Lane". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chris Lane biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Inside Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell's Wedding: Tears, a Surprise Kiss and One Crazy Bouquet Toss". People. October 30, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Nicholson, Jessica (July 14, 2014). "MusicRowPics: Chris Lane". MusicRow. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "New Artist Chris Lane... He Auditioned For American Idol, It Wasn't Pretty!". 969 the Kat. iHeartMedia, Inc. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Despres, Tricia (December 2, 2015). "Chris Lane Has Plenty to Look Forward To In 2016". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times Media, LLC. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Weaver, Chris (August 27, 2014). "Chris Lane's music video featuring hometown of Kernersville premieres on CMT". Fox 8 WGHP. Tribune Broadcasting. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Chris Lane, 'Broken Windshield View' [Listen]". Taste of Country. June 30, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Chris Lane Chart History – Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c Papadatos, Markos (June 10, 2014). "Review: Chris Lane rocks on new country single 'Broken Windshield View'". Digital Journal. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  11. ^ Watts, Cindy (July 4, 2014). "Chris Lane rolls on after Florida Georgia Line tour". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  12. ^ Holtzclaw, Mike (August 15, 2014). "Chris Lane follows the 'Broken Windshield View' to Hampton Roads". Daily Press. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Harris, Vincent (August 21, 2014). "Chris Lane rising on country charts". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 19, 2014). "Country Chart News: The Top 30 Digital Singles For June 19, 2014". Roughstock. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Chris Lane Chart History – Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  16. ^ Papadatos, Markos (August 27, 2014). "Review: Chris Lane delivers on new video for 'Broken Windshield View'". Digital Journal. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  17. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 27, 2014). "Chris Lane's "Broken Windshield View" Video Debuts". Roughstock. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  18. ^ "Chris Lane Engaged to Lauren Bushnell: All the Proposal Details". People. 18 June 2019.
  19. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (18 June 2019). "Lauren Bushnell of 'Bachelor' is engaged to country star Chris Lane". latimes.com. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  20. ^ Kruh, Nancy (October 30, 2019). "Inside Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell's Wedding: Tears, a Surprise Kiss and One Crazy Bouquet Toss". People. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  21. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  22. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  23. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 10, 2017). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: July 10, 2017". Roughstock.
  24. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (June 14, 2018). "Chris Lane's New Album 'Laps Around the Sun' Track List & Release Date". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  25. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  26. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  27. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 13, 2016.
  28. ^ "Amazon.com: Take Back Home: Chris Lane: MP3 Downloads". Amazon Music. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  29. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  30. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  31. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  32. ^ "Chris Lane Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  33. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Lane – Fix". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  34. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Chris Lane – Fix". Music Canada.
  35. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 29, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: August 29, 2016". Roughstock.
  36. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Lane – For Her". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  37. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 5, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: September 5, 2017". Roughstock.
  38. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Lane – Take Back Home Girl". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  39. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 3, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: July 3, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  40. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Lane – I Don't Know About You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  41. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 7, 2020). "Top 30 Digital Country Songs Chart: January 7, 2020". Rough Stock. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  42. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 18, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: July 15, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  43. ^ "Chris Lane Band "Let's Ride" (Official Video)". Retrieved September 25, 2016 – via YouTube.
  44. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Lane : Broken Windshield View". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  45. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Lane : Fix". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  46. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Lane : For Her". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  47. ^ "Chris Lane Takes It Back Home With Tori Kelly For New Music Video World Premiering Today". The Country Note. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  48. ^ "Chris Lane Shares "I Don't Know About You" Music Video". Radio.com. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  49. ^ "Here's The Complete List Of #iHeartAwards Winners | iHeartRadio Music Awards | iHeartRadio". iHeartRadio. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  50. ^ "Chris Lane Continues Rapid Climb With First ACM Awards Nomination". Big Loud Records. Retrieved 12 March 2017.

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