When Chris Cron moved to Tennessee a few years ago, he was done with music. He got a job with the YMCA and put his 11 years as the front man of the Warner Bros.-signed rock band Melee behind him. Focused on his marriage and being a good dad to his young son, Cron thought the page had turned.
Then a mutual friend connected him to a music publisher, and suddenly he was writing songs again. Content to be behind the scenes, Cron lent his words–and his production skills, too–to a number of artists, including Craig Wayne Boyd, Kerrie Roberts, Finding Favour, Joel Vaughn, Joseph Habedank and more. That seemed like plenty; a way for music to not fully fade from Cron’s life. Then came The Voice. “I caved,” he says, recalling why he decided to audition for the NBC reality show. “Enough people had tried to get me to do it through the years. I thought that I didn’t want to regret not doing it.”
And in Season 11, though he didn’t make it past the blind auditions, Cron wondered if he had some performing artist left in him after all. It would be easy to try to jump back into performing, but what for? At what cost? This time around, Cron would use the lessons he’d learned not just to set boundaries, but to say what was truly on his mind and heart, even if it was messy. Since The Voice, Cron has released a number of singles: “Never Tear Us Apart”, “Atlas”, “Christmas I’m Not Ready” and “In It To Win It.”