Originally from the Bronx in New York City, Chris Rodriguez moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Belmont University and pursue a career in music. An exceptional musician and vocalist, Chris can be seen and heard playing electric and acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin, as well as singing lead and backup vocals both on stage and in the Nashville session scene. Chris has worked across the spectrum of musical genres from country, pop, rock, R&B and metal to black gospel and Christian.
In 1999, Word Records released Chris’s solo debut album, Beggar's Paradise, which still garners world-wide attention today. He has appeared as a session guitarist and vocalist on records by artists such as Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Michael McDonald, Lionel Ritchie, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Steve Winwood, Peter Cetera, Jo Dee Messina, Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack and Megadeth. Over the last two decades, Chris has hit the road to perform withthe likes of Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Peter Cetera, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Ronnie Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Loggins, and Billy Currington. When he isn’t traveling the world, Chris can be spotted at various venues playing with Nashville’s foremost seasoned artists and musicians, The Nashville Alternators.