‘The Voice’ Alum Chris Kroeze’s Loyal Fanbase Keeps Him Busy
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Season 15 The Voice runner-up Chris Kroeze was a dark horse throughout the competition. The Barron, Wisconsin, native joined Team Blake and showed that all he needed was his guitar to bring the house down with his weekly performances. Chris was almost another champion to add to Shelton’s long list of wins but he came up short during his season. That has not stopped the singer from continuing his musical journey.
Chris Owes His Community For His Career Start
When he was 6 years old Chris received a guitar from his father. With encouragement from his family, Chris began to sing when he was in middle school. Being from such a small town had its limits. Chris knew he needed to move to Nashville if he wanted any shot at being a star. Chris’s family held a fundraiser in their town to help him get to Music City.
Chris Became Popular Because of His Live Shows
In 2015 it did not take long for people to take notice of the talented singer. Chris began to play over 175 shows a year and started attracting a large and very loyal fan base. With Chris on the road fans were able to put a face to the voice that they heard on the radio in 2014. Thanks to the fundraiser that was held the singer was able to record his first single “Four Letter Words.” The single received heavy radio play.
Chris on ‘The Voice’
Chris stuck to his country roots during his time on the hit competition show. He added his rock style flare to every song that he covered. The loyal fans that he met after years on the road, showed up for the singer in a big way. After choosing Team Blake instead of Team Jennifer, Chris came into his own week-after-week. The country singer also saw chart success while on The Voice. Chris’s original song “Human” placed Top 10 on the Billboard HOT 100 and Top 5 on the iTunes Top 100.
Giving Back to the Troops
Chris has continued to perform, maintaining an average of over 175 shows a year through 2019. The crowds have only gotten bigger. The singer headlined a show at Aquafest for over 5,500 fans and has had multiple stops in which he has sold out shows nightly. Chris has also developed a large military fan base. In 2020 he made his tenth trip overseas for a tour. Because of his selflessness Chris is the recipient of the Red Cross Community Hero Award.
The singer has never stopped releasing original music. In 2019 he released his self titled debut album Chris Kroeze. The singer has also released singles such as 2020’s “Same Ole” and his recent single “I Don’t Miss You.” He continues to tour and has his second album coming out in the near future. The father of two is definitely keeping busy.