Chris hails from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, where the winters are long and as a teenager you are either out in the bone chilling cold playing hockey or in the basement with a guitar in hand. Since the age of seven music has played an immense role in Chris' life. It was then that his parents thought it time to sign Chris and his two brothers up for music lessons ?" after seeing them imitate their favorite rock stars (mainly KISS) using upside down pots for drums and cardboard cutout guitars. As a teenager Chris could be found playing bass and taking on vocals jamming to Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Rush and Living Color. During his university years Chris started his walk down the song writing path. He found a new love for country music, taken in by the multitude of emotions that country music brings to life through its instrumentation and in 2005 Chris signed his first publishing contract for ‘Another Lesson Learned', a song co-written with good friend Hank Reeves.
In 2008 Chris was proud to be chosen as one of the twelve attendees worldwide to take part in the 2008 Jeffrey Steele Songwriting Boot Camp. That experience not only taught him how the music business operated behind the scenes, but also made him realize that being a songwriter 2010 saw his first song head into the studio with a band out of Fort Rucker, Alabama.
In 2014 Chris signed an artist endorsement deal with Steve Clayton guitar picks and in 2015 signed an artist endorsement deal with Rude Boy Clothing.
Chris is currently in the studio recording his second CD “Got The Girl” scheduled for a June 2016 release date with the first single (duet with US artist Laura Ashley) “I'm Not Ready To Let Go” to be released March 2016.
2015 was been a big year for Winnipeg Manitoba's Chris Ising. With the release of his 14 song debut CD “Serenity” came two showcases at CMA Fest in Nashville this past June, followed by three number one songs on the Indie charts.
#1 "I'm From the Country" - Country Blast Radio (September 2015)
#1 "And When I'm Dead" - The Red Dirt Kraze Radio (5 weeks) (September 2015)
#1 "Livin' It Up" - The Spectrum Top 40 (UK) (October 15, 2015)
#7 "I'm From the Country" - The Iceman's Top 40 (August 2015)
#26 "When Life Happens" - The Iceman's Top 40 (for February 15, 2016)
#13 "Hey Hey" - Country Blast Radio (for January 2016)
Nominated for 5 awards at this year's Josie Show/Country Blast Radio Awards, Chris took home Song of the Year for “I'm From The Country” and performed to a sold out crowd at the award show in Nashville TN, September 2015.
Nominated for 5 awards at the 2015 Manitoba Country Music Awards November 10th Chris took home the award Song of the Year for “And When I'm Dead” written with Laurie ‘Fly' Williams.
Three singles have been released to Canadian Radio from Chris' debut album Serenity.
I'm From the Country
When Life Happens