Chad Ray Crochet
When Chad Ray Crochet takes the stage, his performance is nothing like you’ve ever seen, literally. Crochet separates himself from the rest of the country music industry by being the only singing drummer to ever take lead vocals in Nashville. Chad’s unique performances have caught the eyes of thousands of fans around the country. His sound, along with his straightforward attitude and modern-country style make him unforgettable.
Chad’s style of music is rooted deep in the Texas honkytonks and bars, while at the same time has the energy of a Cajun music festival. His understanding of both his strengths and weaknesses allows him to excel in the music he is so passionate about. Right out of high school, Chad was sharing stages with country music legends such as Johnny Rodriguez and Ray Price.
Since his move to Nashville in 2004, Chad has played the Grand Ole Opry and traveled extensively throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with the likes of Taylor Swift, Craig Morgan, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, and many others. In 2009 alone, Chad performed in front of more than 400,000 people, not including his network television debut on Fine Living Network (FLN).
In 2007, Chad decided to focus on his dream of being the first lead singing drummer in country music history. His very first show was at The Stage, a historical club on Broadway. Many people who move to Nashville work for years to get the opportunity to perform here, but with Chad’s confidence, charisma and established relationships, all it took for him to play here was to simply walk in and ask. Since that first show Chad has played and average of 220 shows a year. Chad was also the very first Drummer to get picked up by Sleishman Drums in America by their American branch Mothertone. He is very excited to now be working with Soultone Cymbals as well.
Chad’s passions include singing, playing drums and writing music. It is evident that this is his calling and he knows the hard work and determination it will take to clear his own path since he is not the conventional country artist. Chad definitely breaks the mold, and anyone who has the chance to see Chad Ray Crochet perform will agree that it is an unforgettable experience.
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