I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people over this last year. I have met a great friend and Inspirational Country Artist Chris Hayle. I was able to do an interview with Chris to get to know a little more about his music and ministry. I hope that you are blessed by it as well.
Here is a bio clip from Chris’s website. You can go to his website to keep up with his schedule as well as order his cds.
From the back roads in a small town in Michigan, to the streets of recording studios in Music City, Tennessee, Chris has been singing to audiences abroad.
Chris grew up listening to the older style of Country and Pop music, but his taste includes hymns, and today’s Contemporary Country zest to give his albums well rounded flavor.
Chris began singing as a child but not publicly until he started attending church as an adult. In short time, he became song leader of the worship team.
After his experience of major depression, father’s death at Christmas time in 2001, and several back surgeries, Chris began writing down his thoughts creating the title song to his Christmas album, “A Heavenly Christmas“, in memory of his father, and also penned the song “Celebration of Life”. The Cd includes several Christmas inspirational favorites.
Our NEW project, “This Is God’s Country”, took a whole year to bring to fruition! With the help of Fans, Family, Friends & the provisions of our Heavenly Father, we are now able to bring you 10 new songs! These are a must listen! Each tune will speak to your heart in some fashion, but above all……I pray that lives are changed for God’s Glory!
INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS HAYLE
How long have you been singing Inspirational Country Music?
Chris: I have been singing Inspirational Country music for the past 12 years!
What ICM artist would you say has influenced your music the most?
Chris:The ICM artist that has influenced my music the most would be Tommy Brandt! I have learned alot from Tommy in the life of a “musicianary”!
What was your first song to hit the air waves? And which station started your adventure on air?
Chris:The first song to hit the airwaves is called “A Line In The Sand” which hit the Top 10 after 9 months on the ICM charts! Our local station, WGDN 103 Country has been a major supporter in playing our “local” music. They have a Sunday Gospel program that they include me in.
What would you say was the defining moment in your music ministry that you knew that this was what you wanted to do?
Chris: The defining moment, I believe, was in 2012 at the ICM Award week showcase. Something just clicked and happened that day, and since then our music has skyrocketed! Our big hit song, “This Is God’s Country” spent a whole year on 4 different charts! Our newest radio single is “What If Jesus Comes Back Like That” that I recorded on my very first project, but it became such high demand, we re-recorded it in 2014!
What motivates you to keep going when your tired?
Chris:The biggest motivation is God, but seeing/hearing children sing my songs…….that just does something to my soul, keeping in mind that they are the future church! Thank you Cassie and God Bless your ministries!
What single are you targeting right now and where is it at on charts?
Chris:“What If Jesus Comes Back Like That”. As far as I know it hasn’t charted yet. Was released in August through Above & Beyond Promotions.
Be sure to check out his website and find him on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you Chris for sharing your time with me and for this great interview.
Dreaming Above and Beyond Eph 3:20