Chris Bandi~ Artist Spotlight!!!


Chris Bandi grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Bandi is not your regular country singer either. Like many children, Bandi grew up listening to whatever his parents listened to. When he was with his dad he would listen to a lot of rock like Bruce Springsteen and when he was with his mom it was a lot of Garth Brooks and other well known country artists. In just a few short years, Bandi could not stand listening to the same music as his parents. Being a resident of St. Louis, that meant he had to know all the words to Nelly’s “Country Grammer”, he also started to be a fan of new artists like Usher and Fall Out Boy. His combination of pop, rock and country divided him from other musicians out there. After graduating from Ole Miss and spending a couple summers traveling back and forth from Oxford to Nashville, Bandi decided it was time to make the move to Music City.

In just a few short months after moving to Nashville, Bandi started writing with well-known songwriters like Shane Minor who wrote “Chillin” with Cole Swindell and Monty Criswell who wrote “Like Jesus Does” with Eric Church. After a few writing sessions Monty brought Bandi into the studio to help provide vocals on many of Monty’s demos. This led Bandi to be introduced to Grammy winning producer and engineer Julian King who had worked with Tim McGraw and Tyler Farr. Monty and Julian became supporters in Bandi’s work ethic and new country sound. Not long after that the three of them began working together to further promote Bandi’s music.

From almost empty bar rooms to fraternity parties to sell out shows, Bandi has been charming audiences everywhere he goes. He has also been lucky to open for bands like The Marshall Tucker Band and LoCash. Bandi’s stage presence and voice pull the auidence in and makes them want to sing and dance to his music. Recently he had also teamed up with Parodigm Talent Agency who works with Ed Sheeran, Eli Young Band and Toby Keith. Bandi has also been on the road touring all over the Midwest and southeast regions.

The last few months Bandi has put out two new singles “Man Enough Now” and “Gone Girl” and both of these songs are wonderful and I feel many people can relate to them in their own lives. If you would like to take a listen to his music it is available on Spotify and iTunes. Lastly if you would like to find out more about Chris Bandi then check out his website

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Chris Bandi~ Q & A!!!


  1. Hi Chris, can you tell me a little about your background before you became country singer?

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Went to college in Mississippi where I started playing at the bars in town! Upon graduation, I moved to Nashville and have been playing music full time ever since!

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

There are so many! Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince are just a few!

  1. How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in it?

I always knew I wanted to play music for a living! I started playing music at bars in Oxford, Mississippi when I was in college. On nights I would play I got a free bar tab and for a college kid that goes A LONG way ha! I started writing and falling more and more in love with playing. I moved to Nashville about a week after graduation and we’re still out doing it and I think that’s pretty awesome!

  1. If you were a musician, what do you think you would be doing?

Trying to figure out a way to be in the music industry!

  1. What are a few of your favorite spots in Nashville?

Bar Taco, Tin Roof, Martin’s BBQ, Edgehill Cafe

  1. What is the story behind your latest single “Man Enough Now?”

Growing up I was pretty stupid when it came to relationships. Man Enough Now is about learning from your mistakes!

  1. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?

Bruno Mars, Garth Brooks, John Mayer! The list could go on and on 🙂

  1. Is there anything else coming up with your music for the rest of 2017?

We always have news and new tour dates! Be sure to keep up with us at @chrisbandimusic on Facebook and

  1. What are you most proud so far about your career in the music?

All the accomplishments that we’ve achieved with the release of “Man Enough Now” and “Gone Girl”! We didn’t expect to get any of the things that we have and it’s been truly a blessing!