Chris Colston first caught our attention with his energetic 2015 debut single and video “Black Top Gospel”. Since that time we’ve seen him compete in our songwriter competitions, put together a band, put together a solid live show, release a killer EP, have a single go Top 10 on our Texas Music Spotify Chart, hustle to get in to great venues, sign with Back Porch Management and start to draw as a headliner. As if that wasn’t enough excitement over the last 3 years for the Lindale, Texas native, yesterday came his crowning achievement to date: signing with renowned booking agency Red 11 Music.
With offices in both Austin, TX and Nashville, TN, Red 11 Music has a roster of Texas/Red Dirt superstars such as Cody Johnson, Turnpike Troubadours, Jack Ingram, Shane Smith and the Saints, Koe Wetzel and many more! Needless to say, Colston was excited to join the team.
“Signing with Red 11 is something a young guy like me in the Texas scene goes to bed at night thinking about“ Colston told TMP. “To think that by hard work, determination, building relationships, and heavy touring, along with putting out music, got us to this point in under 5 years is crazy.”
For the up-and-coming singer/songwriter however, the work doesn’t stop here.” This is where the true test begins. I’m confident in myself, my team, and my band and believe that we are more than ready to hit the road hard and continue to make a mark on this scene. We are very grateful for this opportunity and want to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point in our career. Here’s to many more great memories! This is only the beginning!”
Stay tuned to Colston’s social media for upcoming tour dates, and if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the recently released EP “Gone”.
Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I’am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.