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Chris Scruggs in November 2013
|Birth name||Christopher Alan Davies-Scruggs|
|Born||December 16, 1982|
|Genres||Country, folk, rock and roll|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, singer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, steel guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle, drums|
|Associated acts||Michael Nesmith, She & Him, M. Ward, BR549, Gail Davies, Kelly Hogan, Rosie Flores, Charlie Louvin|
Chris Scruggs (born December 16, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who plays a variety of instruments including guitar, steel guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle, and drums. He is the only child of singer Gail Davies and songwriter Gary Scruggs. Born Christopher Alan Davies-Scruggs in 1982, Scruggs is rooted within a musical family. His maternal grandfather is the late country singer Tex Dickerson and his paternal grandfather is bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs.
Scruggs joined the country band BR549 in 2002 playing guitar and serving as the co-lead singer. While in the band, he wrote and performed the title track of their 2004 release, Tangled in the Pines. Scruggs remained in BR549 until 2005 when he left the band to pursue a solo career. Scruggs released his first solo album, entitled Anthem, in 2009 on Cogent Records. Scruggs produced the album and wrote 11 of the 12 songs; Ron Davies, Scruggs's Uncle (best known for having penned "It Ain't Easy" for David Bowie) wrote the remaining song.
As a side musician, Scruggs has played behind many notable artists including Charlie Louvin, Andrew Bird, Ray Price, Robbie Fulks, Jools Holland, Giant Sand, Peter Noon, Bobby Bare, M. Ward, Michael Nesmith, She & Him, Billy Walker, Suzy Bogguss, and Marty Stuart.
- McLain, Buzz, "Chris Scruggs, Picking Out The High Notes", Washington Post, April 4, 2005
- Wilkinson, Allan, "Album Review: Chris Scruggs – Anthem", Northern Sky News, September 26, 2009