Chad was born in shadow of The Appalachian Mountains in Western NC. His parents gave him a toy guitar when he was 3 and quickly began imitating all the radio heroes of the day. From Willie & Waylon to The Marshall Tucker Band & Glenn Campbell. Chad's first song he sang on that ol plastic toy guitar was "Rhinestone Cowboy". Then twenty some old years rolled by before he picked up a real guitar. This time out of a longing or a calling you might say. Chad learned how to put his thoughts and feelings in a song shortly after his mother had lost her long battle with cancer. Songs started coming to him at a feverish pace, it became therapeutic for Chad. He started paying his dues in night clubs & honky tonks deep in the south & along the east coast. Chad's played everything from chicken wired fenced stages, backyard parties with flatbed trailers for a stage to The Bowery in Myrtle Beach and Coyote Joes in Charlotte. He has opened up shows for Jamey Johnson, Jason Michael Carrol, Confederate Railroad, Sunny Ledfurd, & Whiskey Myers. He has also shared the stage with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, and Steve Earle. Chad is a throwback to the country music scene in the seventies with a whole lotta of outlaw blood flowing thru his veins. Chad's debut album Weathered was released on Mother's Day 2013 and quickly was picked up by every iHeart Radio Inc. country station in the USA! His first release "George Jones" has received continuous radio play ever since! In July of 2013 Chad signed with 23 Muzik Group and recently released his largest hit single to date Southern Woman Loving, currently being played on country stations across the country as well as iHeart Radio. It hit #1 on The New Country Artist Top 40 Countdown with The Iceman Bobby Glomboski. Chad's name and music is quickly rising all over the country music scene which is evident with Chad being booked to perform at the 2015 CMA Fest in Nashville TN.