Cris Moore, singer/songwriter and guitarist, was born and raised in Florence, Alabama, where he got an early start on his songwriting career. As a senior in high school he had songs published at nearby Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. While a student at Lipscomb University in the mid-1970s, Cris had his first song in the Billboard Country Charts, and he broke into the Country Top 40 in 1980 with a single recorded by Epic artist, Joe Stampley.
Things took off for Cris when friend and co-writer Lee Roy Parnell signed with Arista Records. During the 1990s, Cris co-wrote 14 songs featured on Lee Roy’s albums. Lee Roy, Cris and Rory Bourke wrote Lee Roy’s first #1 song, “Tender Moment”, as well as the Kenny Chesney single, “Back In My Arms Again”. Lee Roy and Cris also teamed up to write “Heart’s Desire”, which reached #1 and received a BMI citation for over one million airplays. One of their songs was featured in the hit movie, Varsity Blues.
Cris co-wrote the tune, “Hillbilly With A Heartache”, which was recorded by Tracy Lawrence and John Anderson, featured on Tracy’s platinum album, I See It Now. Tracy and John were nominated for an ACM Award as a result of their collaboration.
Cris shared co-writer credits on two songs featured on Eric Heatherly’s Swimming In Champagne album. He also had a song on Eric’s Dreamworks Records project.
Lee Roy and Cris co-wrote the song “One Foot In Front Of The Other” on George Strait’s album, It Just Comes Natural, which won the 2007 CMA Award for Album of the Year.
Cris enjoys performing at an occasional songwriter showcase. He’s performed in the round at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, the Nashville Songwriter Association International Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, and the live radio show Muscle Shoals To Music Row.