Henry, Chris


  • From Frederick County, Virginia. Lives in Padukah, Kentucky.
  • Son of bluegrass musicians Red and Murphy Henry, brother of Casey Henry.
  • Learned mandolin as a child. Played for Bill Monroe backstage at the Grand Old Opry.
  • Age 18, got an electric guitar and started playing rock (from heavy metal to punk). Played for five years in a band called The Bends.
  • 2003, worked with Dave Peterson and 1946.
  • 2004, worked with Audie Blaylock and Redline.
  • 2005, teamed up with sister Casey to form “Casey and Chris and the Two Stringers.”
  • Wrote “Walkin’ West to Memphis” recorded by the Gibson Brothers.
  • 2007-2013, worked with Shawn Camp, Peter Rowan, Danny Barnes and Mike Bub (in a trio) and formed his own band Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass.
  • 2013, released Making My Way to You album (no label).