Chris Cagle

Ask Chris Cagle what's most important to him and you can bet he'll answer this way: "Family, ranch, music. That's it." This response is seemingly simple for a man whose professional credits include two gold albums, two No. 1 albums and 12 charted songs. From 2000-2008, Cagle released an almost nonstop catalog of hits that resulted in a scorching hot career. Cagle's musical character and burning ambition never wavered but today, Cagle's personal perspective has mellowed. 2012's forthcoming album is, in more ways than one, a new lease on life.

Born in DeRidder, La., and raised "all over," Chris set off for Nashville after trying his hand at college in Texas and finding the pull to pursue music too strong to ignore. Like many young artists, he spent several years working odd jobs in Nashville and scraping up enough cash to record four original songs for a demo tape. Thanks to a couple of chance meetings and the opportunity to be heard by Scott Hendricks, Chris was signed to Virgin Records in 2000 – that first album featured the unaltered version of his demo songs. Chris quickly earned critical and commercial success and attracted a legion of fans that included industry heavyweights and country fans alike. Cagle's first number one smash, "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out," remains a fan favorite.

Cagle's 2012 release from Bigger Picture Group, under the working title, "Back In The Saddle" is his homecoming – a rekindling of his creative flame and a roaring reminder of his rock-infused country roots. It's something he originated and what he does best: relatable, back-roads and familiar while also being a striking form of country music worth getting excited about. While assuring his fans that the Chris they love hasn't changed, Cagle sees his new persona as a better version of himself. "I want my music to be an environment, to strike chords, passions, memories, faults, loves, angers and redemptions," Chris says. "Imagine my music just on the outside of town right where the road turns to the rural route. A dirt road cul-de-sac with trucks all parked in a circle. I would love to see my music fit into that."

Jake Gill

CMA recording artist, and recently signed with Red Ridge Entertainment, Nashiville, Jake Gill was born into a family of a high school band teacher, Jake was surrounded by music right away. Pictures from his childhood show Jake engulfed in oversized headphones listening to his Dad’s Symphonic record player. Jake remembers the strong horns of Branford Marsalis and other artists, but distinctly remembers Chicago in his ears way before the age of 2. His mom will tell you that even as an infant he would stand on her lap and help his father direct the high school band concert.



Throughout his childhood, Jake enjoyed singing at talent shows, school and his Dad’s church choir. He won a number of talent contests, and learned to play many musical instruments starting in 5th grade but didn’t start to play guitar until high school.



College brought a turn in Jake’s life and he felt the calling to pursue a career in healthcare, to help as many people as possible. At first he wanted to go to medical school, but after a life changing injury, Jake was led to pursue a career in chiropractic. Jake continued to sing and learned to play guitar in college and played coffee houses and intimate venues while balancing his studies.



Graduation brought the need for income to the forefront and he opened a chiropractic practice in Hutchinson, KS. Now, he feels it is time to begin chasing his ultimate dream of playing in the circle on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.



Jake’s influences arise from many artists, most recently singer/songwriters like Eric Church, Josh Thompson, and Brantley Gilbert. You can hear the influence in his music from these talented musicians. A few of his songs will bring a hint of Kenny Chesney to the forefront. Jake is a huge fan of Kenny’s earlier work.



Some of the greatest influences on his life have come from the relationships that he has developed over the years. Of course being able to write with his father is one of his biggest highlights. But the loves, the friendships and the good times that Jake has been fortunate to experience is what most people will relate to in his music.

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Chris Cagle with Jake Gill

Friday, August 9 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Cotillion Ballroom