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Chris Daughtry myself. Love talking to that guy.

This is probably the fourth or fifth time I’ve interviewed Chris, and every conversation is better than the last. Yes, I’m a fan of Daughtry professionally and personally. He’s a really solid guy and very talented.

He gets a little more in-depth about why he covered Journey’s “Separate Ways” with Lzzy Hale. “Lzzy and I have been talking about doing a duet, whether it be an original or a cover, for a long time. When we did that acoustic tour she came out on one of the dates and did an acoustic cover of Alice In Chains’ ‘Man In The Box’, and, I was thinking “Maybe we should record that” and then this idea came up, I was like “Hey, would you be interested in covering ‘Separate Ways’?” She responded that was her go-to karaoke song, and they were on their way.

Speaking of that AIC song, he told me the story of playing that song at a local bar with Lzzy this past week.

He told me about opening for Sevendust and HellYeah, being “terrified that they were going to get booed”.

Chris said that he’s kind of at the start of working on new material. “We’re going to start the writing process in February” I asked him if any of the subject matter from the upcoming album would pertain to his daughter, who he lost to suicide in November of 2021. “I don’t think there’s going to be a way I can avoid that”.

We talk about his love for Nothingmore and front man, Jonny Hawkins.

I tossed some listener questions at him, we talked about playing playing festivals, dream collaborations, and much more.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did talking with Chris.


Daughtry at the Royal Oak Music Theatre March 6, 2022