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    Each month, one lucky rock star phones Blender HQ every day for a week, just to, you know, share. Now on the line: Grunge-rockin’ Idol alum Chris Daughtry.

    By Jonah Weiner

    Blender, October 2007

    Day 1
    August 4, 4:02 P.M.
    In the midst of a string of headlining gigs, Chris Daughtry phones from Biloxi, Mississippi’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The day before was the band’s first day off in a week.

    “Most days off are pretty boring, but we had a good one yesterday. We partied and gambled at the Hard Rock, and they kept giving us free drinks. Blackjack’s my game, but I’m not that savvy. I broke even, because my tour manager was whispering in my ear, telling me when to bail. So that kept me up till about 4:30 a.m. That’s my typical bedtime, but we’re pretty tame guys. I usually opt for a beer and a Gatorade. I gotta save my voice, you know? Normally, we just watch TV on the bus. We’ve got the flat screens, the whole setup. It’s pretty sweet, but of course it’s a bunch of dudes, so it smells like ass and feet, there’s crap everywhere — you get up in the middle of the night to take a piss, trip on some shoes and totally eat it. Last night was 100 percent injury-free, though!”

    Day 2
    August 5, 4:45 P.M.
    Daughtry calls from Montgomery, Alabama. He doesn’t sound too good.

    “The concert went great last night, but I’m not feeling well, man. After the show, I skipped the beer, and had some Gatorade and a Nyquil. My glands are swollen and whatnot. Gotta get some antibiotics. I do 15 minutes of light vocal warm-ups before every show. They’re pretty easy to make fun of. I start with this lip-flapping thing [blows raspberries up and down the scale at a very loud volume] and end with this ahhhh! ahhhhhh! ahhh! mating call. Even worse is the monkey face I make when I’m doing it.

    “Right now I’m looking at water; I don’t know if it’s a lake or what. It’s like 110 degrees out, but we’re gonna try and do some fishing in a bit. We just sent out for poles.”

    Day 3
    August 6, 2:34 P.M.
    En route to Little Rock, Arkansas, Daughtry checks in.

    “Well, the poles never showed up. And after the show, we saw the most massive catfish skimming the water. [Sighs.] Oh well.

    “We’ve been doing some dates with Nickelback on this tour. We’re on our own now, but we’re getting back with them in a few days. They’re great. I just write whatever comes to me, but you can tell that they sit around for months just coming up with the wittiest, most thought-out things.

    “They fire off T-shirt cannons every night, and we’re the ones that shoot them into the crowd. There are always people in the front row like, ‘Me! Me!’ and it’s like, ‘You’re six feet away. I can’t fire this at you. It’ll smash your face, buddy!’”

    Day 4
    August 7, 2:58 P.M.
    Daughtry hollers from his bus, stationed in front of a Little Rock Toys ‘R’ Us.

    “It’s another day off, and here’s the plan: I’m gonna sit on my ass for a long time. Get back to people I’ve been ignoring for the past week. I’m sure my family and friends think I’m the biggest jerk. My wife and I have been married seven years. I call home every day — I gotta make sure the kids still recognize my voice. My son’s been going to a science camp this summer. Or something. That’s the kind of thing I get wrong. There’s a Toys ‘R’ Us in the same parking lot as our hotel, so I’m gonna go get some presents for the kids later on.

    “Also, I’ve been pretty lazy about shaving my head — you can actually see my whole hairline — so the razor’s coming out tonight. No hand touches my head but mine. I do my own facial hair, and if I choose to wear eyeliner, I do that, too. I got my own little makeup in my own little man-purse. I’ll admit it: I own a man-purse.”

    Day 5
    August 8, 2:40 P.M.
    On a stretch of highway between Arkansas and South Dakota, Daughtry rings.

    “Our fridge is looking pretty gnarly. We need some cleanup in here. The door is full of Red Bull, mayonnaise and mustard. Inside there’s Gatorades, sandwich meat and a take-out box that we’ve been scared to open for weeks. Coulda come from T.G.I. Friday’s, but I’m not opening it up. In the freezer there are Hot Pockets calzones. That’s my poison, every night.

    “I didn’t make it to Toys ‘R’ Us, but I did head over to the mall. I was shopping for clothes at Buckle, and next thing I knew there were hundreds of people asking me for pictures. It’s weird when strangers come up, looking at you like they’ve known you forever. I’m grateful, but when they know your daughter’s birthday and say they wanna get her a present, it gets creepy. The craziest thing is when people ask me to sign a body part, and then they show up at another show and they’ve had it tattooed on to them. I’m like, ‘This is permanent! What are you gonna do when I suck in two years?’”

    Day 6
    August 9, 2:31 P.M.
    Daughtry calls from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, amid peals of laughter.

    “I’m sorry, we’re watching Chappelle’s Show, the sketch about a family with an interesting last name that I’m not allowed to say. Some people get offended by Chappelle, but I think he just says what everyone’s thinking. He’s a genius.

    “I got to meet him last year. He was real mellow. Like, having-a-good-time mellow. He did a surprise set at the Laugh Factory, and my friend Dane Cook tipped me off. I’ve known Dane since I was in L.A. doing Idol. I was out at Hyde one night and he came up to me like, ‘I’m a huge fan’ — this was when I was still on the show. I couldn’t believe it.

    “So, yeah, yesterday we stocked up on entertainment. Went to FYE, got a bunch of Chappelle DVDs and a PlayStation 3 for the bus. Finally! Just trying to get away from the monotony.”

    Day 7
    August 10, 3:33 P.M.
    Ensconced in the climate-controlled back room of his bus, Daughtry dials in one last time.

    “Dude! We’re in Sturgis, and it’s 200 degrees outside. We’re playing at this huge bike-rally thing tonight. There’s a massive shooting range, with every gun you can think of: AK-47s, M16s. It seemed like a fun thing to try, so we did. The coolest thing I shot was this World War II anti-aircraft gun. It had two barrels and sat on this crazy contraption. I shot a ton of bullets, really fast.

    “The crowd was crazy last night. Somebody launched a Red Bull can at me, but it missed. I saw it fly past my head and slide under the drum kit. I wanted to say, ‘Missed me!’ — but then all the other dickheads would start winging stuff. I’ve learned to control myself. Don’t get me wrong, though, if a situation arises, I can handle myself. I just hope dudes don’t read this and make a run at me now. If so, I promise I’ll call you from the hospital.”








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    I'm so glad that Chris & the band find the time to make it home once in a while!

    "Daughtry to perform in Greensboro" : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina

    Daughtry to perform in Greensboro
    Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
    updated 5:05 pm

    GREENSBORO McLeansville native turned "American Idol" star Chris Daughtry will perform with his band in Greensboro on Dec. 21.

    Daughtry, with Chris Daughtry on vocals, Josh Paul on bass, Joey Barnes on drums and Brian Craddock and Josh Steely on guitar, will perform in War Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m.

    "It's gonna be amazing to be back in Joeys' and my hometown," Chris Daughtry said in a press release Friday.

    Daughtry last performed in Greensboro during a downtown block party in March where the video for the hit single "Home" was filmed.

    The free outdoor concert drew more than 23,000 people and was one of the largest public events in downtown Greensboro's history.

    Tickets for the Dec. 21 show, which are $30, will go on sale Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.

    They can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 852-1100 in Greensboro and 722-6400 in Winston-Salem, at Ticketmaster retail ticket center locations including the FYE and Macy's stores in Greensboro and at the Coliseum advance box office.

    Daughtry's band was recently nominated for three 2007 American Music Awards.

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    Glad to hear that he's doing well but life on the road seems boring to him. The bus with all these men, sounds like it smells, yuck.

    Hope he gets to spend more time with his family.

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    Chris is nominated for four Grammy's! That great!

    He's up for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

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    Billboard crowns 'Daughtry' top seller
    The Year In Charts 2007: An Early Peek
    December 13, 2007, 6:00 PM ET
    A Billboard staff report
    Daughtry, Fergie and Akon are among the 2007 chart leaders in the 387 tallies that comprise Billboard's Year in Music & Touring issue, which will be on newsstands tomorrow (Dec. 14) and online at Billboard.com and Billboard.biz. The Police earned No. 1 on the year's top tours tally.

    Daughtry, led by "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry, owns the top-selling album on The Billboard 200 during the chart year, which ran from December 2006 to November 2007.

    Fergie's combined performance on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Billboard 200 make her the No. 1 female artist of 2007. Powered by the hit single "Big Girls Don't Cry," she is also the leading Pop 100 artist of 2007 and the top selling-artist on Hot Digital Songs and Hot Digital Tracks.

    The Top Pop Artist, which combines performance on the Billboard 200 and The Billboard Hot 100, is Akon. Carrie Underwood emerges as the No. 1 Country artist, a field determined by overall results on Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs.

    Beyonce also looms large with four No. 1s on Billboard's Year in Music charts. Her hit "Irreplaceable" leads the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay tallies. She is also the year's No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xDC3x;2710134;
    Chris is nominated for four Grammy's! That great!

    He's up for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
    I am surprised that he wasn't in the Best New Artist Category. On XM radio, his songs are played on the country, christian, pop, metal, rock and kids stations. He has already been remade for Kidz Bop in addition to appearing on a Transformers toy commercial.

    I hope he does well at the Grammy's
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    I have never heard Daughtry on XM Country stations. Which one plays him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker;2725687;
    I have never heard Daughtry on XM Country stations. Which one plays him?
    It might have been x Country? I remembered being shocked to here him right after the Dixie Chicks. I don't listen to countryvery often, but I have learned to like the Dixie chicks, mostly due to AI.
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    "Daughtry, Bon Jovi to play in Greensboro" : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina

    Daughtry, Bon Jovi to play in Greensboro
    Staff Reports Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 3:00 am

    GREENSBORO Bon Jovi, one of the world's most successful rock acts, will pair up with the band Daughtry for a March 16 concert at the Greensboro Coliseum.

    Their appearance follows two sold-out Greensboro shows in December by Daughtry, led by McLeansville native and 2006 "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry.

    Daughtry is the opening act for U.S. stops on Bon Jovi's Lost Highway World Tour.

    Tickets for the Greensboro concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 19.

    Bon Jovi's 10th studio album, the Nashville-inspired "Lost Highway," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts when it was released in June. It includes the hit "(You Want to) Make a Memory."

    Led by singer Jon Bon Jovi, the band features guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres.

    In 2004, Jon Bon Jovi filmed a movie in the Triad, National Lampoon's "Pucked," a comedy that fell flat at the box office.

    Since its start in New Jersey in 1983, the band has sold more than 120 million albums and played more than 2,500 concerts.

    Bon Jovi previously performed at the coliseum in 1987 and 1989.

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    I heard someone on the radio talking about the Daughtry - Bon Jovi Tour and they said "Come for the Bald, Stay for the Hair."

    For the record, I think Chris is much hotter than Jon (even though he was pretty hot when I was in high school).
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