August 20, 2019

Chase Tibbits to perform Free Concert at The Carrollton AMP

(Carrollton, GA) — Heard County local Chase Tibbitts says “Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and come out for a free concert at The AMP in Carrollton on Friday, July 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.”

His shirt says “I stand somewhere between Amazing Grace, Back in Black, and Simple Man” and that couldn’t be any more true when you see and hear Chase Tibbitts and Dixie Sunrise perform.

Chase Tibbits (Photo: Malley Victoria)

Born and raised in Heard County and a graduate of the Class of 2005, music was a part of his life even before he knew it.

A fourth generation musician dating back to his great grandfather, Chase grew up singing.

He was a bit of a late bloomer though, it wasn’t until late high school when he and three cousins started a bluegrass gospel quartet that he would start performing.

Picking up the guitar and heading to college, Chase got a performing arts scholarship and joined the show choir.

There, his love for different types of music would be born.

He would perform a variety of music from rock and roll to gospel to country to R & B and that has been incorporated into his music today.

When asked what his sound is, he replied “either country with a rockin attitude or rockin with country soul!”

You can tell he loves country music and rock-n-roll, and when he performs, you can hear the inspirations of Prince, the Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keith Whitley, Travis Tritt, and Chris Stapleton.

But when asked who his true inspiration comes from, he gave us one word…GARTH. He says Garth Brooks is the reason he picked up the guitar, became a song writer, and everything he strives to be as far as a performer and entertainer goes.

Chase opened for Charlie Hudgins & The Still at Franklin’s 2018 Summer Fest.

Doing a lot of solo work for the past couple of years, Chase recently started a 4 piece band called Dixie Sunrise but says he looks to add more pieces later. Just formed a little over a year, Dixie Sunrise consist of Mike Myers – lead guitar and vocals, Nathan Harris – drums, and Tyler Vise – Bass.

Chase and Dixie Sunrise have already headlined a 4th of July festival in Grantville, been invited to play in a celebrity softball fundraiser, and been announced in the Carrollton’s Summer Fest line up that features Lee Ann Womack, Departure a Journey tribute band, Mother’s Finest, and Ben Haggard.

In college, Chase got the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City but says his ultimate goal is of course playing the Grand Ole Opry.

He is in the studio now hoping to release his first full album by the end of the year. But his debut song “You Can Blame It All on Roots” will be available by the summer. Until then, you can catch him all over the Southeast.

Playing shows in Alabama and Georgia mostly, but also in Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina. He hopes to plan a northern trip soon.

Be sure to follow his social media site on facebook.com\ChaseTibbittsMusic to stay up-to-date on where you can catch a show.

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