Chris Daughtry’s parents, Sandra and James Daughtry gave birth to Christopher Adam Daughtry. He liked music from a very young age. When he was sixteen, he started singing seriously and even took guitar lessons from Matt Jagger and Mark Ebert. He played for Brian Craddock, Matt Jagger, and the band he was in in high school, called Cadence. He was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Absent Element. The songs “Conviction” and “Breakdown” were on their album “Uprooted.” He tried out for the singing competition Rock Star: INXS, but he was not chosen. He then made it to American Idol and made it to the final four, but he lost because not enough people voted for him. With Josh Steely, Brian Craddock, Andy Waldeck, and Robin Diaz, he started the band, Daughtry. “It’s Not Over” was their first single. Both of their albums went to number one on the Billboard charts. At the American Music Awards, the band won three awards: Favorite Pop or Rock Album (Daughtry), Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist, and Favorite Breakthrough Artist. Among the bands and musicians he has worked with are Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Timbaland, and Day of Fire.
Early years and childhood
Chris Daughtry’s parents, Sandra and James “Pete” Daughtry, gave birth to Christopher Adam Daughtry on December 26, 1979. He lived in Lasker until he was 14 years old when his family moved to Palmyra, Virginia. Kenneth is his brother.
At age 16, he started taking singing seriously. He took guitar lessons from Mark Ebert of Laurinburg, North Carolina, and Matt Jagger of Charlottesville, Virginia.
During high school, he played in rock bands like My Dog Lucy, led by Brian Craddock, and Matt Jagger, led by Mick Jagger. He was in two plays on stage: “The Wiz” and “Peter Pan.”
Work and Later Years
Cadence was Daughtry’s high school band. He was the lead singer and played rhythm guitar in the band. “All Eyes on You,” their one and only album, came out in 1999. He played in rock groups like Absent Element.
He was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Absent Element. Mark Perry, Scott Crawford, and Ryan Andrews were the other members. Their 2005 album, “Uprooted,” had the songs “Conviction” and “Breakdown” on it.
In 2005, he tried out for the show Rock Star: INXS, but he wasn’t chosen.
He then tried out for American Idol. He sang “The Letter” by The Box Tops, and he made it to the next round.
“The First Cut Is the Deepest” was the song he sang on American Idol. During his trio performance with Ace Young and Bobby Bullard, he did cappella versions of “Emotion” and “Your Song” by Elton John.
He was one of the 24 best. All three judges liked how he sang “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” by Fuel. He turned down an offer to try out to be the new lead singer for the band Fuel.
Daughtry was the least popular, so on May 10, 2006, he was taken out of the final four. He played “Mystery” with the band Live at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood during the last episode of Season 5.
He sang “Wanted Dead or Alive” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The song got to number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was named the Hot Shot Debut of the Week.
In the sixth season of American Idol, the song “Home” by Daughtry was played every time a contestant was eliminated. In the last competition, the song was also sung live.
In 2008, Chris Daughtry sang “The Past” for Sevendust on their album “Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow” and “By the Way” for Theory of a Deadman on their album “Scars and Souvenirs.”
Timbaland worked with the band Daughtry on their song “Long Way Down,” which came out in 2009. Chris Daughtry and the band Day of Fire also wrote three songs together, including “Hello Heartache.”
For the video game Batman: Arkham City, he wrote and recorded the song “Drown in You.” The band’s 2011 album “Break the Spell” had the songs “Renegade” and “Crawling Back to You.”
RCA Records put out the band’s fourth album, Baptized, on November 19, 2013. Chris Daughtry, Sam Hollander, and Martin Johnson wrote “Waiting for Superman,” the first single from the album.
Works of note
With Josh Steely, Brian Craddock, Andy Waldeck, and Robin Diaz, Daughtry started his own band called Daughtry. In 2006, their first single, “It’s Not Over,” came out. The album went straight to the top of the Billboard charts.
In 2007, the band Daughtry got Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals.
“Leave This Town,” their second album, came out in 2009 and went straight to the top of the Billboard charts. The band’s fifth top 20 hit on the Hot 100 was the lead single “No Surprise.”
Awards & Achievements
The band won three awards at the American Music Awards on November 18, 2007: Favorite Pop or Rock Album (Daughtry), Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist, and Favorite Breakthrough Artist.
Personal History and Legacies
On November 11, 2000, Chris Daughtry married Deanna. He has four kids: Hannah and Griffin, who are his wife’s children from a previous marriage, and Adalynn Rose and Noah James, who are twins. They live in North Carolina’s Oak Ridge.
Estimated Net worth
American singer, songwriter, and actor Chris Daughtry has a net worth of $8 million. He is best known for making it to the last four on the fifth season of “American Idol,” a singing competition show.
He then made a solo album called “self-titled” and four albums with his band Daughtry.
This singer’s version of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” was praised by the judges. However, the fact that it was similar to Live’s version caused a stir, and the fact that it was mentioned in his pre-recorded interview was cut out.