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Chris Hicks hails from Oklahoma City, where he earned such honors as Musician of the Year from 1989-1991. He plays saxophone and guitar in every music style from jazz and R&B to country.
Chris’s musical talent led him to Nashville in 1993 where he joined RCA recording artists Restless Heart for two years and was in the motion picture “Maverick” starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. This gave Chris the opportunity to be on the “Maverick” soundtrack and was Chris’ first master recording session with producer Josh Leo. In 1995, Chris joined Reba McEntire’s band, touring throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Brazil until 2001.
Chris has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” A&E’s “Live By Request,” two CBS Reba Specials, the ACM Awards, and the CMA Awards. He was recorded on Reba’s Grammy-nominated single “On My Own” with Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood, in addition to a Kenny Rogers 2002 release. He has also performed live with Sara Evans, Brooks and Dunn, and jazz trumpet great Chet Baker.
ACM 1171 ACM 2171 ACM 3171 ACM 4171 Applied Instruction I thru IV Guitar
ACM 1171 ACM 2171 ACM 3171 ACM 4171 Applied Instruction I thru IV Saxophone
ACM 1512 Live Sound Fundamentals
ACM 2551 Session Lab (Students meet in a recording studio and write and record a song)
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