A Grandmother’s Prayer: Moments in a Music Life
By Chris Christian
4-6 p.m. Tuesday. April 30
Chris Christian grew up in Abilene as Chris Smith before hitting it big in the music business in Nashville and Los Angeles. He tells his inspiring story in his new book, A Grandmother’s Prayer: Moments in a Music Life. We welcome Chris back to his hometown for a book signing from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Texas Star Trading Company.
Chris started out as a singer, guitarist, and banjo player, and played with Wayne Newton in Las Vegas before going to Nashville and then LA to make his name as a songwriter, record producer, and recording artist. Hundreds of his songs have been recorded by some of the biggest names in pop and contemporary Christian music, including Elvis Presley, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, The Carpenters, B.J. Thomas, Dionne Warwick, Donnie and Marie Osmond, and Chris himself. He even recorded two Christmas albums with Coach Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys in the 1980s.
Come out and meet or greet Chris and pick up a copy of his book that begins in Abilene with a grandmother’s prayer, a fourth grade teacher’s encouragement, and a father’s $100 gift, which put him on the track to a remarkable career in music.
Chris’s story shows how relationships formed early in his career led from one opportunity to another. At the end of the book, he offers a concise two-page summary of the most important lessons he has learned in his life, one of them being: “Despite what people say, it’s not who you know that leads to success. It’s who likes you.”
So, save the date – April 30 – when Chris Christian comes home for a book signing. However, you don’t have to wait until then to buy the book. We already have it in stock ($29.99 hardcover). You can read it and then bring it in and have him autograph it.