98.1 The Hawk is thrilled to present national recording artist Chase Bryant at Touch of Texas on Upper Front Street in Binghamton on Friday, November 17th. We know that you like his music, but there's a whole lot more to Chase that you might not be aware of and so we're going to catch you up with five fast facts!

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    Chase Has Ties to Roy Orbison...Kinda

    Music is Chase's heritage. Jimmy Bryant, Chase's grandpa was a piano player and performed with both Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings.

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    Speaking of Roy Orbison

    You could say that Chase has his grandpa to thank for getting signed because since his pops played with Roy Orbison, someone suggested that Chase set up a meeting with Orbison's widow, Barbara Orbison. Barbara was a publisher in Nashville and Chase was the last person that she signed before she died.

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    His Uncles Founded a Popular Country Group

    Remember this song from the 90s?

    It was Chase's uncles who co-founded that group, Ricochet. So yeah, music most definitely runs through Chase's blood.

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    Little Big Town Cover

    One of Little Big Town's most popular songs is called "Better Man" and it tells the story of a woman who's gone through a breakup and is just so sad. She realizes that she's better off on her own, but it's so hard to let go. Chase recorded a cover of "Better Man" from the perspective of a man. If you've ever walked away from a toxic relationship, you need to listen to this!

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    Chase Hangs With the Big Names

    Not only has Chase performed on the road with big names such as Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, and Billy Currington, but he actually played a big part in producing his own music along with Derek George who is a well-known producer and has worked with the likes of Randy Houser and Joe Nichols.

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    Bonus Fact

    Chase's brother is a stage four cancer survivor who was diagnosed at the age of three and is now nearing 30-years-old. In part because of what he saw his brother go through, Chase is an avid supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is his story: