Chris Lane (born November 9, 1984) is an American country pop singer and songwriter.
Early life and career beginnings
Lane grew up in Kernersville, North Carolina and has a twin brother named Cory. While attending Glenn High School he and his brother played football and baseball, and both went on to play baseball in college. Due to Lane having a lot of surgeries it hurt his chances of playing ball so he learned how to play the guitar. In his hometown he worked in landscaping and started a cover band. In 2007, Lane and his brother auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol but did not make it to Hollywood. It wasn't until 2008 when his longtime highschool buddy Brent Eliason introduced him to Seth England of Big Loud Mountain record label which launched Chris's career as an up and coming country artist.
Before pursuing a solo career, Lane fronted the Chris Lane Band. Their album Let's Ride charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2012. He moved to Nashville in 2013.Lane has opened for The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others. In 2014, he opened for Florida Georgia Line on their This Is How We Roll tour.
Lane's debut single, "Broken Windshield View", was released to country radio on June 10, 2014 via Big Loud Mountain. The song was written by Rodney Clawson, Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy and produced by Joey Moi. It was featured on Sirius XM's The Highway and iTunes' New and Noteworthy. It sold 11,000 downloads in its first week of release and debuted at number 45 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. As of August 2014 it has sold 43,000 downloads. It will be included on an upcoming extended play.