The son of self taught musicians, Bobby and Joyce Caskey, Kentucky native, Chris Caskey was exposed at an early age to Bluegrass and hard core Country Music, regularly attending KY dance halls and soaking up the live music atmosphere.
It was there, watching the local bands that Chris learned the importance of how to perform and work a crowd and also where his passion for music would really take hold. At the age of nine Chris’ parents started to notice his fascination with music and would give him his first guitar, an old Harmony. It wouldn’t be long before he would master the instrument, playing with his first band by the age of eleven and later performing with as many as three at a time in high school.
Following graduation, Chris would tour with several bands throughout KY and by the late 80’s, would begin perfecting his vocal skills, creating demos in his home studio. After sending his demos to Nashville Producers, Publishers and Record Labels, he caught the ear of Bob Stegall at Jen Eri Lin Music Publishing and made the move to Nashville.
The move would prove fateful, subsequently teaming him with Carson Chamberlain, whom would score an artist development deal for Chris with Mercury Records by 1998. Unfortunately, major labels can change artistic direction with the wind and regardless of his talent he would lose his development deal.
The disappointment carried Chris back home but the music didn’t stop. He continued to perform with various bands across KY and found himself being rediscovered nearly ten years later by Nashville’s Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell.
Frizzell may be best known for his artistic collaboration with some of today’s biggest names in Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music but he also happens to have Country Music blood running through his veins. As the nephew of Country Stars, David & Lefty Frizzell and the son of Country Gospel Artist, Allen Frizzell, former husband to Shelly West, daughter of the late great Dottie West, Corey knows a great singer when he hears one. And that’s what he hears in KY native, Chris Caskey.
After first hearing Caskey at an event at the KY Music Hall of Fame in Aug of 09’, Frizzell quickly began working in Nashville to put a Chris Caskey project together. By November of this year Frizzell successfully attained investment and put together a winning team to record, market and promote Caskey, launching his first single “God’s Pocket” to radio, debuting in January of 2011 on TCM Records.