Chris Scruggs

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Chris Scruggs
Chris Scruggs in November 2013
Chris Scruggs in November 2013
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Alan Davies-Scruggs
Born (1982-12-16) December 16, 1982 (age 38)
GenresCountry, folk, rock and roll
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, singer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, steel guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle, drums
LabelsCogent Records
Associated actsMichael Nesmith, She & Him, M. Ward, BR549, Gail Davies, Kelly Hogan, Rosie Flores, Charlie Louvin

Chris Scruggs (born Christopher Alan Davies-Scruggs 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. His maternal grandfather is the late country singer Tex Dickerson and his paternal grandfather is bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs.[1]

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;[2] Ron Davies, Scruggs's uncle (best known for having penned "It Ain't Easy" for David Bowie) wrote the remaining song.

Chris Scruggs performing with Michael Nesmith in April 2013

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 Noone, Bobby Bare, M. Ward, Michael Nesmith, She & Him, Billy Walker, Suzy Bogguss, and Marty Stuart.[3]

Scruggs is currently the bass guitarist in Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives band, taking over for Paul Martin in 2015.[4]


  1. ^ McLain, Buzz, "Chris Scruggs, Picking Out The High Notes", Washington Post, April 4, 2005
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Allan, "Album Review: Chris Scruggs – Anthem", Northern Sky News, September 26, 2009
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  4. ^ "Marty Stuart - Band". Retrieved March 2, 2017.

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