Country • 31m
As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs at Home series, moderator Scott Goldman talks with Chase Bryant about his debut album, Upbringing. Born and raised in rural Orange Grove, Bryant grew up dreaming of a life in music, inspired in part by his grandfather, who performed with Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings, and his uncles, who co-founded the chart-topping band Ricochet. Those dreams came true faster than Bryant could have anticipated, though, and fame and success arrived with a hefty price. By his early 20s, he already had two Top 10 singles and tours with the likes of Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert and Tim McGraw under his belt, but it all felt inauthentic, like he was playing a character with expectations he could never live up to. The harder he pushed back, the worse things got, and soon, Bryant barely recognized the man he saw in the mirror. Recorded in the aftermath of a season of darkness and despair, ‘Upbringing’ is a searing, honest portrait of struggle and resilience from a songwriter finally learning to love and trust himself, flaws and all. The music is raw and exhilarating, captured live with an all-star band under the guidance of writer/producer Jon Randall (Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley).
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