If there was a true authentic spirit to cross the threshold of Country Music with Christian standards, it would be Chad Bushnell.
His roots date back down his family lineage the past 4 generations made of cowboys and singers, some of which shared the stage with the late Bob Hope. Chad exudes the Americana spirit wrapped up into his lyrics and melodies. Mostly inspired as a child growing up singing in church and constant inspiration from his great grandmother, his Christian Country roots run deep.
Chad continues to contribute to the western ranch world working closely with fellow Ranchers alongside his father, mother and sister Chelsey Bushnell (who is an accomplished roper and rodeo athlete) maintaining livestock while writing country songs. He has opened for Dwight Yoakam, Kris Kristofferson, Neil McCoy, Billy Currington, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Mark Chesnutt, Jerrod Neimann, Exile and many others over the years. While Chad isn’t touring and opening for current country stars such as Lee Brice, Aaron Watson and Scotty McCreery, he’s tucked away with his wife in the rolling, western hills of Red Bluff, California.
Chad’s latest single “What Would Jesus Do” recently hit #1 on the Christian Music Weekly charts for December right by George Strait and Lauren Alaina. His EP titled “What They Ain’t Tellin’ Us” was produced at Hag Studio by Ace Otten. It features Merle Haggard’s son Ben Haggard on guitar and backing vocals and members of the Strangers. Chad has a new EP out titled “Baby I Love You” that was produced by legendary singer/songwriter Dave Gibson and recorded at Beaird Music Group in Nashville, TN. Chad has been recording and working with friends in Nashville, TN who have co-produced his work, such as Johnathan Frizzell.
Chad has participated in a number of contests such as the American Country Star contest in Nashville where he became a top 3 finalist and won the Horizon award for 2014. He was the 1st place winner of the Inspirational Country Showdown in Yuba City, CA. for 2018. Chad has also won the Best of the North State Band award in Northern California for 2015, 2016 and 2017. You may have also caught a glimpse of Chad on TV shows such as The 700 Club and Universal Huntress.
In Chad’s younger years he competed in rodeo as both a steer wrestler and team roper and was active in many other sports. He is an accomplished farrier and is a graduate of Chico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. In his free time, he enjoys team roping, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Chad gives a special thanks to his fans and everyone who supports his music.