Chris Leuzinger

Oral History Information

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Studio Musician, Songwriter

Chris Leuzinger was just nine years old when he saw Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show and begged his father for a guitar. By the time he was 12, young Chris was already in a band with friends from school playing local dances. Although the band mostly played cover songs, Chris was already writing songs, which led to him moving to Nashville in 1972. He toured with Dobie Gray and recorded with Cowboy Jack Clement, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, and a young Garth Brooks. Chris wrote most of the electric guitar solos and electric guitar parts on Garth's recordings over the years and has proudly been a part of Garth's touring band since 2019.