Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry was born Christoper Adam Daughtry on December 26, 1979. He is a well-known musician, singer, and actor. He is best remembered as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Daughtry. He is also famous as one of the contestants of the popular reality T.V. show “American Idol.” In actuality, his debut album had the quickest debut album sales rate in rock music history. He has also collaborated with several artists to create a diverse range of music. Today, let’s celebrate his birthday by learning more about him, shall we?

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Christopher Adam Daughtry



Birth date:

December 26, 1979



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7.7"

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Net Worth:

$8 million

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Chris Daughtry was born on December 26, 1979, in North Carolina’s Roanoke Rapids in the U.S. He was brought up in Lasker, North Carolina. His mother’s name is Sandra Daughtry and his father is James “Pete” Daughtry. He is an only child.

Growing up, he attended a private school in his locality and completed his early education. Then, he was enrolled at Fluvanna County High School, which is located in Palmyra, Virginia. He graduated in 1988. When he was 16 years of age, Daughtry developed an inclination toward music. Soon, he began taking it a bit more seriously and decided to pursue a career in the field. He also became acquainted with Mark Ebert, a musician, in North Carolina, and Matt Jagger, the blues rock guitarist, at a music store located in Charlottesville. Thereafter, he began taking guitar lessons from the two and honed his skills. He then started performing with various rock bands at local venues.

After a minor stint with bands “Cadence” and “Absent Element,” the artist auditioned for the show “Rock Star: INXS,” which was broadcasted on C.B.S. He then auditioned for “American Idol” and received the “Golden Ticket to Hollywood.” He made it to the top 24 contestants on the show. Then, he began appearing on the talk show circuit, which included “Total Request Live,” “The Tonight Show,” and “The Today Show.” In 2006, he formed his own band named Daughtry.

Career timeline

He Joins a Band

Daughtry joins a high school band named Cadence.

He Hits the Charts

His cover of the song ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ reaches number 43 on the Billboard Charts.

He Forms a Band

He forms his own band named Daughtry.

His Acting Debut

Daughtry appears in an episode of “CSI: New York.”

He Becomes a Masked Singer

He makes it to the top three of the show “The Masked Singer.”

Why We Love Chris Daughtry

  1. He is talented

    It goes without saying that the artist is very talented. His skills are all the more unique as he is a self-taught musician. Moreover, he has the acting bug as well.

  2. His impressive repertoire

    Throughout his career, Daughtry has curated an extensive body of work. He has several song credits to his name and has collaborated with numerous artists to create a wide range of music.

  3. His personality

    Unlike many Hollywood personalities, Daughtry is known for his down-to-earth demeanor. His fans love and adore him, and he makes sure that he reciprocates the emotions.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. How he met his bandmates

    Daughtry gave the opening performance for Matt Jagger and Brian Craddock’s band, who later became his bandmates.

  2. He appeared in stage productions

    As a high school student, he appeared in “Peter Pan” and “The Wiz.”

  3. His hobbies and interests

    Daughtry loves drawing comics.

  4. His first comic series

    He loves “Batman.”

  5. He created comic book art

    He drew the art of a variant cover of “Batman (Vol. 2).”

Chris Daughtry FAQs

What did Simon Cowell say about Chris Daughtry?

He credited Daughtry for his impact on the show’s rock n’ roll contestants.

What song is Chris Daughtry famous for?

His popular songs include ‘Start of Something Good,’ ‘Backbone,’ ‘September,’ and ‘No Surprise,’ among others.

Did Chris Daughtry lose a child?

Yes, he lost his daughter.

Chris Daughtry’s birthday dates

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