From the time he was just a kid, Chance fell in love with country music. He grew up listening to his heroes in the 90’s, like George Strait, Alan Jackson and Randy Travis - but, the first time he heard Hank Williams, he was hooked. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” he said. “I was at the local drugstore in my hometown and saw one of Hank’s albums in there. I talked my grandpa into carrying me back to buy it. I was mesmerized by how Hank could make you feel exactly what he was feeling through his songs. So, not long after, I bought another one, and another, and then another one.” As time went on and he moved off to college, he began to dig into songwriting. After college and over the next several years, Chance worked different jobs to get by as he honed his craft for singing. It was just a few years ago that Chance decided that if a career in music is what he wanted, then it was time to pick himself up and get after it. Chance started singing for the first time in church. As time went on, Chance moved off to college and worked different jobs to get by as he honed his craft for singing. “I knew in my heart I wanted to pursue music, but another part of me knew that I needed to take the time to hone my craft.” He began digging into the music of Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. “It really stood out me the smoothness of Merle’s delivery and how you could understand every word he sang. And, I was really impressed with the power and depth of Waylon’s voice…so, I think I found my space somewhere in between.” Soon, Chance started making frequent trips to Nashville. It was there that, through a friend, he met Chris Latham - a Grammy winning producer - and together they produced Chance’s self-titled debut EP. Chance is also a writer himself, penning the last song on the album. “It was one of the first country songs I wrote, and it sums up who I am as a whole. I really enjoy song writing, and I look forward to recording more original material in the future,” he said. Chance has opened for country music superstars like T. Graham Brown, Diamond Rio, The Kentucky Headhunters, and James Otto. Many miles, late nights, and struggles have brought Chance to this point in his career. “I am anxious for what the future holds and ready for wherever the music takes me. If you like traditional country, then look no further!”
Chance Moore's Top Six
What makes Nashville special to you? It’s the county music capitol of the world. It’s where just about all of my favorite country artist got their start.
How would you say your hometown of Okolona, MS differs from Nashville? Definitely size, for sure! And in Nashville, there is always something to do no matter what day of the week it is.
What are some of your favorite Nashville Restaurants? Loveless Cafe, Stoney River Steakhouse, and Party Fowl
If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? For sure downtown. Broadway, The Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame.
Of course we love your style, any favorite Nashville shops? One is the Ariat Brand shop on Broadway Place. Ariat boots are my favorite and I am fond of their apparel, too. And Boot Barn is another favorite. They’ve always got a great selection of all the stuff I like.
Is there a place you haven’t ate you’ve been dying to go? I’d say Bakersfield. I love Mexican and Southwestern style food, and it looks like a place I’d like to go.
One Thing About Nashville
How has Nashville influenced your music? Being in Nashville has made me realize how important songs are. Almost everything in town, music-wise, revolves around songs. Coming to Nashville has made me a better writer and singer. It has also made me set everything I do musically to a higher standard.
Best Steak? Stoney River
Do you have a favorite music venue? The Ryman. So much history there and the sound is amazing!
Best Broadway Bar? Robert’s Western World. I’m an old school country guy and that’s for sure my favorite place.
Favorite Museum? The Country Music Hall of Fame
What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? The Nashville Biscuit House