Born and raised in Red Bluff, California, Chad Bushnell has been playing the guitar and singing since the age of 4. His father played lead guitar and sang in a country band when he was a young boy and he knew right then that’s what he wanted to do in life. Much of his family has been involved in music including his great grandmother who played piano and sang at church and his aunt and uncle who performed on the casino circuit. Chad grew up singing the national anthem at numerous rodeos, football games and other events. His parents have been the biggest supporters of his music and he thanks his little sister for keeping him grounded. He thanks God for all he has done for him. As he’s gotten older, he has been able to do a lot of things. He has performed at many fairs, political events, fundraisers, casinos, bars, church functions and convention centers. He has opened for big names in the industry including Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, Kris Kristofferson, Neil McCoy, Billy Currington, Mark Wills, Mark Chesnutt, Jerrod Neimann, Tyler Farr and many others.
He has a new album out called “Rodeo Dance” that was recorded at After Hours Recorders in Redding, CA that includes Chad’s new originals and covers of well-known rodeo songs. He also has an album out called “Tennessee” that was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Studio 19 and a two song EP out called “What They Ain’t Tellin’ Us” that was recorded at Hag Studios. It features Ben Haggard on lead guitar and backing vocals. All albums are available at Chad’s shows and most online music stores. He was a Top 3 finalist in the American Country Star contest in Nashville and won the Horizon award for 2014. He won the Best of the North State Band award in Northern California for 2015, 2016 and 2017. He recently won 1st place in the Inspirational Nashville Talent showdown for California for 2018. During his off time, he works as a farrier and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He is a graduate of Chico State University with a degree in Business Administration. His biggest influences are Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Alabama, George Strait, Alan Jackson and many others.
Chad gives a special thanks to his fans and everyone who supports his music.