Chris Bergeron was born on April 3rd, 1969, in Houma La. A scant few months later in September, the family moved to Vidor Tx. At the age of only 5 years old, Chris began showing interest in music and specifically, the drums. Once he became a more accomplished drummer he began playing in his church. His Faith has always been a priority in his life and Chris remains very thankful for his Christian upbringing. During his early years... he began to learn to play many other instruments including Acoustic Guitar, and Piano. There was no denying Chris's love of "Traditional" Country Music. It was the timeless classics by such greats as Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Ernest Tub, Buck Owens, George Jones, and others which Chris so loved. In fact, his greatest musical influence on piano was (and continues to be) the legendary Floyd Cramer. While a pure Country "traditionalist" at heart, Chris is also quick to admit his soft spot for the Blue's, Classical Jazz, along with several music genres. But make no mistake, Chris Bergeron is "CLASSIC COUNTRY" to his literal soul! As a budding young Texas Artist growing up in the 1980's and 90's in the Beaumont Texas area, one of Chris's favorite night spots in the area was Cutters. If the name sounds familiar, it well should...because it was in this (now famous) former Beaumont nightclub where both Mark Chestnut and good friend Tracy Byrd shared the bill as the club's house band. Many nights, Tracy would ask Chris to step on stage from the audience and sing! From there, Chris went on to form his band; "LONG HARD RIDE" with the very talented guitarist Todd Howard who now performs with Granger Smith! While working with Tracy Byrd was very exciting, Chris feels that perhaps one of his most gratifying moments occurred very recently at the Gold Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles Louisiana. Chris, along with his beautiful wife Helen attended a concert featuring Grammy Award Winning Artist Tanya Tucker. To Chris's great surprise, Tanya actually called Chris to the stage to introduce him to the audience! Chris has also been recognized by part of the Staff at the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville Tn. After giving thought to his music career, Chris was given the opportunity to start his band and work as the front man. He put together a core group of musicians each one a career veteran... and soon began winning over audiences from East Texas to Southwest Louisiana! Chris's true Country sound has escalated his music career to a new level as a true Texas Country Music Artist. Chris has also been recognized by the well know Radio host "Jim King of the Road Show" which resulted in a live video that became part of Jim's channel 4 TV, and 105.3 Radio show. Ever since the show has aired, Chris's fan base has grown through North Texas, even as far out as Oklahoma, Louisiana and even Alaska.
Who is your biggest influence? My biggest influences are, George Jones, Keith Whittley, and Randy Travis.
Where would you be without music? Without my music, I would be in a world with no escape, meaning music/singing is a great way to release frustrations, express feelings, and make others come to reality with their emotions on whatever they may be going through or just to see someone having a good time dancing and singing along.
What made you decide to sign with SGU Promotions and Management? I signed with SGU because my wife and I had taken my music as far as we possibly could. Need guidance to continue to journey.
What is your ultimate goal? My ultimate goal is to continue my musical journey until the bitter end. My goal is to be a Nation-Wide Country Artist."
What is a fun fact, story, or quirk about you? I'm spontaneous, love to hunt and fish and load ammo. Enjoying my grandchildren is my greatest enjoyment away from singing.
What is your favorite quote? Don't really have one other than just to do right to others and good things will come back to you. And that's the Bible.