Press Release 2/8/2024
Atlanta, Ga.
We are thrilled to announce the release of Chris McDaniel's highly anticipated new album, "The Good Lord, Family & Friends". This remarkable collection features ten brand new, soul-stirring songs that will touch the depths of your heart. With contributions from acclaimed songwriters Ronnie McDowell and Lee Bogan, the album offers a diverse range of musical styles and lyrical themes. From the inspiring melodies of "Take Time" and "The Good Lord, Family & Friends" to the timeless covers of Hank Williams' "I Saw The Light" and The Gaither's "Something About That Name", Chris McDaniel delivers gospel at its finest. One of the standout tracks, the hit single "Don't Give Up On Me Jesus", has garnered immense popularity worldwide and continues to receive extensive airplay. This album marks a significant milestone in McDaniel's career as it represents his first foray into the gospel genre after a successful tenure in country music. The production of "The Good Lord, Family & Friends" was masterfully handled by Lee Bogan, an esteemed BMI songwriter who has worked alongside renowned artists such as Joe Diffie, Ronnie McDowell, and Aaron Tippin. Bogan's musical prowess shines throughout the album as he skillfully plays lead guitar, keys, and drums. Additionally, Keith Jackson, fondly known as "Slow fingers," contributed his exceptional bass skills to the project. The entire album was recorded at Bogan's esteemed Skidrow Studio in Nashville, while McDaniel's powerful vocals were recorded at Lanier Studio in Atlanta. With its rejuvenating and uplifting gospel sound, mixed with the latest technology, the project was flawlessly perfected using the eMastered software. Chris McDaniel's "The Good Lord, Family & Friends" is undoubtedly a masterpiece that will resonate with listeners around the globe, offering a testament to the power of faith, love, and unity. The physical CD is available @ with the digital release announced at a later date by Starvista. 
Chris McDaniel has shared the stage with country hit makers Ronnie McDowell, Lee Greenwood, T Graham Brown, 60's pop star Billy Joe Royal, Elvis Presley's original band Scotty Moore , DJ. Fontana  & Millie Kirkham.
Chris McDaniel is represented by CMJM ENT with albums released on Lanier Records while Starvista releases on digital platforms using Warner Music Group's distribution.