Chris Alan has been playing country music professionally in the Denver area for over forty years. He is a self taught keyboard and pedal steel guitar player. He also sings lead and background vocals and is a song writer. His first paying gig was when he was 9 years old. Chris was offered $10 to play “happy birthday” on the piano, for a little girl at a Shakey’s pizza parlor. In 1973 The first band Chris was a member of was the Highland Country Drifters. They played mostly in the Longmont, Lyons area. He played with Brenda Starr and Morning Thunder, the house band at Club Corner in the early 80s. He has played with Deeda’s Delight, Backroads, Change of heart and a 50s rock and roll band called The Hubcaps. He has played all over Colorado and did a gig in Phoenix Arizona. As a member of Deeda’s Delight, Chris opened shows for Marty Robbins and Ray Price and was part of the backup band for Mark Gray, Hank Thompson and Dave Dudley when they performed in Denver. Chris has done instrumental and vocal studio work for various local artists. He joined with Leo Everett and Big Sky in the early 90s and when Leo retired he stayed with the band which changed it’s name to Colorado Storm. While with Leo, the band appeared on the Blue collar comedy tour video, The blue collar comedy tour rides again. He played with Colorado Storm through 2008 when his day job forced him to take some time off from playing. He Returned to Colorado Storm in 2010 and performed with them until 2013, when he joined the Bob Briggs Band. He is also a member of Dooley’s Noose. He has won three instrumentalist of the year awards from competitions held by the Colorado Country Music Hall of fame. Chris won the song writer of the year in 2011 and 2016. He was also a member of Colorado Storm when they won three band of the year awards and a Peoples choice award, all from the C.C.M.H.O.F. Above all, Chris loves country music and enjoys singing, song writing and playing the keyboards and pedal steel guitar. Long live country music.