Chris Gantry is the most consistent, dedicated, creative artist that I have ever known in my life. I think he has never changed and to me, he has always represented what William Blake described in the artist; “if he who is organized by the divine spiritual communion, refuse and bury his talent in the earth even though he should want natural bread, sorrow and desperation will pursue him throughout life and after death shame and confusion of face to eternity”. Chris Gantry lived up to that standard as an artist.
Chris captures, in this book, what Nashville represented to me at the time. The freedom of it. I’m lucky that I was friends with him. He believed in the art form of song writer. And for the right reasons. It wasn’t for attention or for anything like that. He was exuberant. You know, just like his writing conveys.
– Kris Kristofferson
Chris Gantry (Christopher Cedzich) began his career as a singer/songwriter at age fourteen when he signed a recording contract with Paramount Records. Chris went on to record five albums for Monument and ABC Dot Records. As a songwriter, he has written over 1,000 songs, some of those as collaborations with Nashville’s best – including Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Shel Silverstein, and Eddie Rabbit. Over 100 of his songs have been recorded by artists such as Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, kd lang, Robert Goulet, Wayne Newton and others.
Gantry penned the American classic, Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife by Glen Campbell, which won three BMI honors including the Millionaire’s Award for over two million performances. Gantry has written for Sony Music, Warner Chapel Music, Faverett Music Group. He currently writes for Cool Vibe Publishing. In addition to songwriting, Chris is a prolific writer of prose, novels, and poetry. He won the Tennessee Williams Playwriting Contest with a collection of one-act plays entitled Teeth and Nails. Gantry has written several books including Father Duck Tales, a collection of short stories. His recent autobiography, Gypsy Dreamers In The Alley, explores his life in the Nashville music business from his arrival to modern day. The book received glowing reviews from both the Tennessean and USA Today. Chris is published by Taylor and Seale Publishing.
Chris Gantry continues writing music with some of today’s brightest stars and living the life of a Gypsy Dreamer. Chris is available for performances and motivational engagements for youth organizations and churches.
The Climb – Chris Gantry
Gypsy Dreamers in the Alley: Chris Gantry’s Unique insights into the mystical art of the song Paperback.
Country songwriter shares philosophy USA Today
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