Pulling his musical inspiration from iconic artists like Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, and The Police; the Nashville, TN-native was raised around strong Country songcraft thanks to his GRAMMY award-winning father Paul (who penned hits including “When You Say Nothing At All,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” and “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.”)

Also known for his role as “Sam Evans” on FOX’s acclaimed musical series, Glee, Chord’s now certified PLATINUM song, “Hold On,” was featured on the series finale of The CW’s hit series, The Vampire Diaries. The song, written by Chord, was dedicated to the honor of his late friend and former Glee co-star Cory Monteith.