Biography

Daughtry is a project initiated by Chris Daughtry, an American rock-performer who became widely known after the participation in the popular American Idol show. He was born in North Carolina, yet he made his first steps in the music world in Virginia. Having moved to this state, sixteen-aged Daughtry started singing in a number of local and unpopular groups. In 1998, the young man graduated from high school and made up his mind to focus on developing a singer’s career. In 2000, Chris married his girlfriend Deanna shortly after their son Griffin was born. He also adopted Deanna’s daughter from her previous marriage. The family life did not distract the musician from professional evolving as he soon joined the band called Absent Element. In 2005, Daughtry decided to take a chance in the audition for Rock Star: INXS, but failed. Instead, he managed to demonstrate his vocal skills at the more famous TV show American Idol.

Daughtry seemed a perfect participant for such kind of contest. He had a striking appearance, charismatic attitude and a good reputation of a decent family man. Having gone through the endless number of qualification rounds, he finally headed to Hollywood as one of the twelve candidates. Chris was instantly considered the favorite of the show. His chances jumped up after he performed Fuel’s Hemorrhage (In My Hands). There were speculations that even the members of this group wanted to see him as their new front man. However, Chris did not win this prestigious contest, which did not put him off the track.

As soon as Daughtry got expelled, he received an actual offer to join Fuel, yet he turned that opportunity down. After signing up a contract with 19 Entertainment and RCA Records in the summer of 2006, the singer launched his own project under the name Daughtry recruiting the guitarists Jeremy Brady and Josh Steely, bassist Josh Paul and drummer Joey Barnes. In this incarnation the group recorded their debut long player Daughtry, which was followed by the substitution of Brady for Brian Craddock. Being a long anticipated record, this album unsurprisingly appeared on the tops of various charts. But it was quite a surprise that it managed to stay there for a long time. The most notable song of the album was the lead single It's Not Over. The given studio work proved that Chris Daughtry was not just one of the TV audience darlings, but a truly talented musician. While Daughtry was selling nicely and Daughtry were giving sold-out concerts one by one, it was clear that Chris had overcome the winners of American Idol who once seemed to have overcome him. Five compositions of the debut record entered Top 40, which could not but inspire the singer and his musicians to work even harder. In 2009, Daughtry delivered their sophomore studio effort, Leave This Town. Despite the expectation of many critics, the group did not walk the same path that once already led them to fame, but choose a new direction. The second long player by Daughtry was a brilliant example of classic rock.

Studio Albums

Daughtry, Baptized mp3Baptized
2013
  • Post-Grunge
  • Pop/Rock
Daughtry, Break The Spell mp3Break The Spell
Daughtry's third album, Break The Spell, is more expressive than the predecessors. This is the most rocking record in the American band’s discography…
2011
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Daughtry, Leave This Town mp3Leave This Town
A good half of the songs on Leave This Town, the sophomore effort of the rockers Daughtry, has been recorded with such renowned musicians as Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Eric Dill (The Click Five), Ben Moody (better known for his work with Evanescence)
2009
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
Daughtry, Daughtry mp3Daughtry
Though Daughtry is not an album sparkling with originality, it has a material which is interesting for a listener because it offers simple, comprehensible and good songs. Any of them demonstrates a wide range of Chris Daughtry's voice potential
2006
  • Pop/Rock
  • Post-Grunge
  • Rock

Compilation albums

Daughtry, It's Not Over....The Hits So Far mp3It's Not Over....The Hits So Far
2016
  • Pop Rock
  • Post-Grunge