Chris Farren has directly been involved in over 100 #1 hits, in many different genres, and well over 100 million albums sold as a songwriter, artist, producer and publisher. He has been nominated for 4 Grammy awards, an 11- time ASCAP award winning songwriter, and a CMA award winning producer.
An artist himself in his early years, Farren moved to LA in 1982 to begin his musical journey. He made his living in those early years singing in clubs and in movies, jingles, background vocals, and producing anything he could, all while working on his solo music.
Drawing upon influences from the singer-songwriter era of the late 70’s and combining them with the slicker sound of LA and Ventura Boulevard of the early 80’s, Farren created a sound that was uniquely his own. Dozens of movie themes, jingles and record deals later, Farren settled into a career that was more behind the scenes, writing and producing songs for others.
Luckily for us, he left behind a great body of work of quintessential 80’s pop tunes he recorded as an artist, many of which you will hear in this release. These tunes were all written, recorded and performed by Farren between 1983 and 1988, and you are hearing them in their original form. Many of the tunes have been recorded by others and many of these tracks feature some young guest artists that have gone on to highly successful careers.
Farren’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Greg Allman, Michael McDonald, Air Supply, Rascal Flatts, The Backstreet Boys, Deana Carter, Trace Adkins, 98 degrees, Olivia Newton-John, and many many others. Chris is currently the owner and driving force behind Combustion Music, one of Nashville’s most dynamic and successful independent publishing and production companies that recently celebrated their 85th #1 single.
Farren continues to make music to this day, producing and writing hit songs from his office and studio in Nashville. Combustion has amassed an impressive array of awards including, 6 Grammys, 3 ASCAP Song of the Year awards, and a multitude of hit writers including; 7 time ASCAP Country songwriter of the year, Ashley Gorley, 6 time Christian songwriter of the year Matthew West, and platinum rockers The Kings of Leon.
In So Many Words
Melodic Rock Classics 2021
Tracks: DISC One: In So Many Words, Anything For Money, I Remember Her Eyes, If Trees Could Scream, Lightning Strikes, I'll Be Waitin', When We Get It Right, No Sign Of Life, All Love Is, Evidence Of Love, When I Close My Eyes, We Stand Alone, Dirty Money & Somewhere. DISC Two: What Kind Of Man, Someone Somebody Somewhere, Nothing We Can Do, Save Me, Everything To Me, All Or Nothing At All, Same Train, Off The Track, Learn To Love Again, Right Where My Heart Belongs & Tossing Our Hearts Into The Wind.
Musicians on the In So Many Words album: Chris Farren, Timothy B. Schmit, Dave Boruff, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Fields, Amy Holland & Randy Goodrum.