Country Artist Chris Housman Created a ‘Feel-Good Album.’ But Then His World Came Crashing Down

Tricia Despres
June 1, 2024

“I'm doing really well, especially considering everything,” Housman says. Indeed, while the country artist is celebrating the triumphant release of his debut album Blueneck and the widespread attention he’s getting for the steamy music video for his current single “Guilty as Sin,” he also finds himself mourning the loss of a past love.

Chris Housman A man with dark hair and tattoos sitting on outdoor steps, wearing a patterned blazer, black shirt, and leather pants, looking pensively to the side.
Photo Credit:
Ford Fairchild


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