I wanted to share my latest news with y'all, which is:
I am changing my artist name from "Redd Knight" to "Chris Lee".
That's right, Redd Knight has left the building. Mostly. I am not abandoning my previous music, which is still available at iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Nor am I changing my musical style.
What's up with the names?
It's not meant to be a radical change, just something I've thought about for a while and discussed with some people. As my family and some others know, "Chris" is my given first name and "Lee" is my middle name. So I wanted to do this to be a little more authentic but also have a name that is still easy and workable.
How I started using the name Redd Knight is kind of a long story. But I was a redhead growing up so I was commonly called Red. The other huge factor was that my given last name is something that no-one ever, ever gets right in the history of my life. And maybe my ancestors. My family can back me up on that.
Old troubadour? No thanks
At the time I figured Redd Knight was a name I could use even when I turned into an overweight, jovial, old, red-headed troubadour. But things change and the name just wasn't fitting any more. My hair hasn't even been red for some time--it's blonde (ok with a little gray). Plus I decided to stay young and in shape forever. Yes, you can decide that. But mostly like I said, I wanted to be a bit more authentic and match who I am. So please bear with me as I go through this John Cougar / Mellencamp transition. I am working on renaming my social medias:
My new CD "A Little More Whiskey" is now available for pre-order. This special order will include the physical CD--with signature--and a free Redd Knight camo koozie (beverage cooler), and they will ship on or before the official release date of September 12. To order just go to this link: