Crockett began creating songs at age 13 and has a compilation
of hundreds of songs written over the past 44 years. Chris
is the 3rd generation of the Crockett
family of musicians who were instrumental in bringing
country music to California.
was born in Los Angeles, California in 1943. In the early
1960's Chris coaxed his brothers Joel and Jeremy Crockett
to form The Crockett Brothers trio. During the Crockett
Brothers era Chris and the boys recorded two classic surfing/hot
rod songs, "Mother Mother May I Go Surfing" and "Fastest
Car In Town". Both songs are highly prized by collectors
on 45 rpm, and have recently been re-released on CD by
Del-Fi/Donna Records, the label which originally recorded
these two classics.
is a 30 year member of the National Academy of Recording
Artists and Sciences (NARAS) and a member of the Nashville
Songwriters Association International (NSAI). He has had
several published songs and has written for major artists,
motion pictures, independent artists and commercials. In
1975, Chris became a staff writer for music publisher Snuff
Garrett (Garrett Music Enterprises, Inc.) During that time,
he wrote songs recorded and performed by artists including
Brenda Lee, Larry Mahan and several others.
1979, Chris has been performing in Northern California's
Gold Country, primarily in Nevada City and Grass Valley.
He is a traveling minstel on "The Fun Train" which
travels from San Francisco to Reno almost every weekend
in January, February and March. Chris also warms up the
crowd every Friday and Saturday night at a Nevada County
Broad Street", where he also performs in several musical
comedies written and produced by owners John Driscoll and