MEET AMERICA CAMPAIGN: GEORGIA

I know it seems that I took a hiatus from my MEET AMERICA CAMPAIGN, but it wasn’t my fault!  My Georgia boy took forever to get his questions in, (I’m pointing fingers), but I assure you it was worth the wait!

Chris is from Mcdonough, GA, which is about 40 minutes south of Atlanta.  The reason he was worth the wait is because the man sings like an angel!!  Add on a beard, puppy dog eyes, and a southern drawl —  I’m swooning.  Let’s meet this Georgian musician!

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A:  Chris, did you grow up in Georgia? If so, how was it different from other states?

C:  I was born and raised in Georgia.  Growing up here is really laid back.  It’s more centered around being outdoors and using the land; hunting, fishing, farming and cattle raising are all common things.

A:  If I were to visit, where are the places I MUST see?

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C:  If you were to visit you would have to see…ME, duh!! Haha, Georgia has wide variety of different entertainment.  Comedy clubs, historical places, good music scene and great food places, ‘cause, I mean, it’s the south.  No one cooks better than us.  The Walking Dead is filmed here, so  it’s easy to walk up and be an extra.  Georgia has a lot to offer.

A:  What is your favorite thing about Georgia?

C:  My favorite thing about Georgia…hmm, I never really thought of it.  I guess [the fact that] it’s diverse in landscape.  You’re a car ride away from the ocean, lakes, mountains, rivers, so there’s a lot of beautiful sights to behold.

A:  Tell me about your passion for music and singing. How’d it get started and where can we see it?

C:  Wow, singing and music.  I grew up in a musical family.  My parents sang in a touring

group around Georgia [and] I helped set up equipment and run the soundboard since I was little.  I was always drawn to instruments and singing. I’ve played in jazz bands, metal bands, rock bands, contemporary, Christian, worship punk, hardcore, you name it, I’ve probably played it.

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Click here to here Chris sing!

I just feel that music should be explored, not settled on just one genre.

My inspiration for singing is my mom.  She can sing so amazingly and I’m not saying that cause she’s my mom. She got soul, haha.

I currently am working on a solo acoustic album and also writing with another acoustic/folk band of mine called Two Beards and a Babe.

I have a youtube channel: HERE. I only uploaded one video so far, but I’ll have videos about the band [up] soon.

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A:  Your voice makes me feel like I’m in a Nicholas Sparks novel. [insert dreamy sigh]  So, Chris, I have to ask, what’s your favorite movie?

C:  Favorite movie: Star Wars saga and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Valid choices!  Love the Darth photo; I’m very glad he appreciates the American flag.  I want to thank Chris for participating in the Meet America Campaign.  I’d love to visit GA someday!

 You can find Chris on instagram at xsithbeardx

Next week the temperature rises for HAWAII!

Don’t forget to check out the previous states:

Yasmin: Alabama
Robert: Alaska
Reynell: Arizona
Stephanie: Arkansas
Christopher: California
Amanda: Colorado
Nyree: Connecticut
Michael: Delaware
Jennifer: Florida

MEET AMERICA: DELAWARE

If you are half the obsessive Wayne’s World guru that I am, you’ll understand why I’m so excited about the Delaware segment.  If not: click here and be educated in 90s hilarity.

Michael is from New Castle, DE and he is a riot.  He’s young, he’s attractive, ambitious, creative, and, ladies, he likes PS I Love You!  Who new Delaware bread these types!?  Michael is working hard to change the ‘boring’ stereotype that is Delaware.  Let’s find out how…

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A:  Michael, you grew up in Delaware, how do you think it was different from the other states?
M:  I’ve grown up in Dela-Where my entire life and we are absolutely different from any other state.  First off, WE ARE NUMERO UNO! Lol, but honestly, we’re truly different because in Delaware there isn’t a damn thing to do!  (Except the beach, which is over an hour and a half away).  [There’s] no places for kids [or] teens to hang out and keep us out of trouble, so we make our own fun.  That usually includes partying (which gets old after a while) or you can put your time into something you’re passionate about.

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A:  What is your favorite thing about Delaware?
M:  My favorite thing about DE is probably our location.  We are close enough that we can go to NY, PA, MD, NJ or the beaches within a little amount of time… At least there are things to do there! 
A:  Most people view DE as a pretty ‘blah’ place to be.  What can you say to squash the stereotype?
M:  The stereotype of Delaware is rather blah, but in reality it’s a state where if you don’t have a creative and vivid imagination, you will go crazy.  That’s why I started spending more of my time drawing [and] designing.
A:  Awesome!  Tell us about your business and how it got started.

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M:  My company name is Dela-Where?.  It’s a clothing company that started one day just [by] drawing up some ideas.  [Everything] I was drawing revolved around Delaware, which had me thinking; there really isn’t anything that has put Delaware on the map for being Delaware.  I had gone to school for web design, but seeing my work on a computer screen got old, so I started printing them on t-shirts.  After my first shirt was made I fell in love with the craft.  Since then I have continued designing and met some interesting people who have helped me improve myself and product along the way.  I started to learn how to silk screen to give that professional look instead of photo transfer print out.  Then I picked up on how to sew; making pocket tees, custom snap-back brims and more.  I recently met my partner whom I have opened a store with called, The Delaware T-shirt Factory, where we sell all types of commercial and custom printing; from shirts, business cards, websites etc.  I really love what I do and I’m continuing to push Dela-Where? until I can’t push it anymore!
A:  It sounds like you have the right attitude to be successful!  Everyone can check out Dela-Where? products HERE.  So, Michael, describe a perfect day in Delaware.
M:  A perfect day in DE would have to be going into the lab and printing up a hot design, setting up shop and selling it until it’s off the shelves!
A:  Lastly, the question I ask everyone (drum roll)…  What’s your favorite movie?
 M:  My favorite movie.  Well, that’s hard because I love my kids’ movies like Finding Nemo.  I love my lovey movies like The Notebook and PS I Love You, and I love my adult movies like Scarface, The Hangover, etc. No true favorite, though! lol.
Did anyone else get nervous when he wrote “adult movies”?  Nevertheless, all the ones listed are great!  I want to thank Michael and Dela-Where? for the giving us the skinny on the big DE.  Find him on Instagram: delawhere302
I love the style he’s creating… check these out:
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