Self Titled Debut Album Released
DAUGHTRY, on 19 Recordings/RCA Records fully delivers. But what's most striking about the North Carolina native's debut is the skillfulness with which he blends his hard won attributes:
The rugged voice tempered by an even sturdier sense of place. The audacious appetite for risk reflected in his hardscrabble on-the-road writing sessions with proven rockers -- some of them his own formal idols -- like Brent Smith of Shinedown (Chris even covered one of their songs on Idol), Mitch Allan of SR-71, and Hinder producer Brian Howes. Emboldened by riveting collaborations such as "What I Want," "It's Not Over," "There And Back Again," and the probing "All These Lives," it's evident Daughtry possesses a durable songwriting presence of his own.