Vocals, Musical Artist
Who is Chris Marion?
Born in Belton, Texas,and growing up in rural Virginia, Marion started his musical career as a pianist for his traveling family gospel group. He started taking piano lessons at age 4 and continued classical training on piano, trombone, and voice through college.
After graduating with honors from Chilhowie High School in 1980, he passed up a scholarship to a Georgia Technical Institute to pursue a degree in Music at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee although eventually graduating with a degree in Psychology. It was the time at Carson Newman that made end roads and relationships that led Marion to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue music professionally.
Since moving to Nashville in 1987, Marion has toured with the likes of Steven Curtis Chapman, Tony Elenburg, Shenandoah, Beth Moore and Jeannie Seely of the Grand Ole Opry. In 1994, along with Danny Myrick, Marion founded the country rock band Western Flyer on the Step One Record label which garnered four charting Billboard singles in the country genre along with critical praise.
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