Born and raised in Red Bluff, California, Chad Bushnell has been playing the guitar and singing since the age of 4. His father played lead guitar and sang in a country band when he was a young boy and he knew right then that’s what he wanted to do in life. Much of his family is involved in music including his great grandmother who plays piano and his aunt and uncle who play the guitar and sing.
Chad grew up singing the national anthem at numerous rodeos, football games and other events. His parents have been the biggest supporters of his music and he thanks his little sister for keeping him grounded. He thanks God for all he has done for him. As he’s gotten older, he has been able to do a lot of things.
He has performed at many fairs, political events, fundraisers, casinos, bars, church functions and convention centers. He has opened for big names in the industry including Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, Tracy Lawrence, Neil McCoy, Billy Currington, Mark Wills, Josh Gracin, Mark Chesnutt, Jerrod Neimann, Tyler Farr, and has been back to Nashville to meet with Teddy Gentry from the Alabama Band. Chad has an album out titled “You Can Drive My Truck” that was produced by his lead guitar player Casey Doss. It is available at all his shows and most online music stores. He was a Top 10 finalist in the American Country Star contest in Nashville and won the Horizon award. He recently came out with his latest single
“My Little Redneck Girl” and is working on a new album with Johnathan Frizzell from CMG Records in Nashville. He won the Best of the North State Band award in Northern California for 2015. He also enjoys team roping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his girlfriend, friends and family. He is a graduate of Chico State University with a degree in Business Administration. His biggest influences are Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Alabama, George Strait, Alan Jackson and many others.
Chad gives a special thanks to his fans and everyone who supports his music.