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Chris Christian began his music career in 1970 as a performer based in Nashville. Chris is a songwriter, a publishing company executive, a recording engineer, a record producer and a record label executive best known as the owner of Home Sweet Home Records. Throughout his career he has been nominated for 8 Grammy Awards as a producer, artist and publisher winning 4. He has also been nominated for 7 Gospel Music Dove Awards winning 5. Chris Started Home Sweet Home Records in 1981 in Nashville in which the label went on to release 65 albums that included B.J. Thomas. At one time Chris played guitar in the Chet Atkins band. In 1992 he acquired the studios in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The studios have been used by filmmakers to make such films as Robo Cop, JFK and Leap of Faith, The studios have also been the home for many music videos and rehearsals by major recording artists such as Garth Brooks, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, ZZ Top, Phil Collins and others.
Chris Christian qualified for the West Texas Music Hall of Fame Honor Roll by having a single, “I Want You, I Need You” that reached #37 in the Pop Charts in 1981. He was inducted into The Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Chris became CEO of World Digital Media Group a joint venture of Radio Shack, Dish Network and Sirius Radio. Lon Christian Smith was born in Abilene, Texas.