Chris Daughtry was born on December 26, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina USA and was raised in Charlottesville. Daughtry and his wife, Deanna, have been married since November 2000 and have two children. Chris Daughtry auditioned for American Idol Season 5 in Denver Colorado with Joe Cocker's "The Letter", portrayed as a young rocker with Southern and Hard-Rock influences.
His post-Idol debut album, "Daughtry", was released in November
2006 on 19 Recordings/RCA Records; technically, this is not a solo album,
it's the debut of a band called Daughtry which is designed to cross over
not to the Pop market, but to the Rock community in general; the line-up
is rounded out by Chris Daughtry on vocals, Josh Steely on lead guitar,
Brian Craddock on rhythm guitar, Josh Paul on bass and Joey Barnes on
"Daughtry" hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and also debuted atop the charts in Australia and several other European countries. The first single, "It's Not Over", quickly bulleted into the top 5 of both The Billboard Hot 100 and The Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks; the album, which was certified 4 x platinum in the U.S. spun off four more solid Hot 100 hit singles: "Home", "Over You", "Feels Like Tonight" and "What About Now" as well as two Active-Rock radio top 30 singles, including the #6 smash "What I Want" and "Crashed".
Daughtry's sophomore record, "Leave This Town", was dropped in July 2009 and soared to the top spot on The Billboard 200 going platinum. "No Surprise", the preceding single, quickly catapulted into the top 20 in U.S. and Canada and was followed by the minor hit "You Don't Belong".
After a change in the line-up with Barnes stepping out and new drummer Robin Diaz stepping in, the band went back into the studio to cut a third album, "Break The Spell", which was released in November 2011 reaching #8 on The Billboard 200. The disc's first single was the Mainstream Rock radio minor hit "Renegade".
Daughtry's new album, "Baptized", is set to arrive November 19, 2013; it includes the single "Waiting For Superman".