Chris Daughtry Biography
Birthday: December 26, 1979 (Capricorn)
Born In: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chris Daughtry was born Christopher Adam Daughtry to Sandra and James Daughtry. He showed an inclination towards music at a very early age, and took to singing seriously at the age of sixteen even taking guitar lessons from Matt Jagger and Mark Ebert. He performed for his high school band, Cadence, and for Brian Craddock and Matt Jagger. He was lead singer and guitarist for the band, Absent Element - their album “Uprooted” included the songs “Conviction” and “Breakdown”. He auditioned for the singing contest Rock Star: INXS, but did not make the cut. He then made it to the American Idol and reached the final four of American Idol, but lost due to low vote count. He formed the band, Daughtry, with Josh Steely, Brian Craddock, Andy Waldeck, and Robin Diaz. Their first single was “It’s Not Over”. Their first and second albums reached number one in Billboard Charts. The band won in three categories namely Pop or Rock: Favorite Album – Daughtry, Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist, and Favorite Breakthrough Artist, at the American Music Awards. He has collaborated with a number of bands and musicians including Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Timbaland and Day of Fire.