Chris Long

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Chris Long, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TNChris Long, Heartland rock/Roots rock/ Appalachiacana singer songwriter from Kingsport, Tennessee.
Born and raised in southwest Virginia,  and influenced musically by his father and other artists such as John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, and Bryan Adams.
Chris has been a musician for thirty years and played with numerous bands during that time,  but currently performs for as a solo artist singer/songwriter.
He writes songs about life in our region and the world around him.  Capturing the joys and the struggles he sees his family, friends, and community surviving in everyday, he hopes to capture a snapshot of the world like those that inspired him.