From: TX, United States
Genre: Country, Texas
The legions of country music fans wondering where real country has gone need look no further than Keith Norris. From the subtle twang in his smooth baritone voice to his classic country arrangements, from two-steps to Texas swings to heart-rending ballads or honky tonk rockers, Keith is keeping three chords and the truth alive, well, and most of all, fun.
Music has always run through Keith's veins. Born and raised in the Houston suburb of Magnolia, Texas, he counts the songs of Hank Williams, Ray Price and Willie Nelson among his earliest memories. He began piano lessons as a young child, and by high school had picked up guitar, drums, bass, and even saxophone.
His first album, the independently released and widely acclaimed "Along for the Ride", quickly placed him in the country spotlight, thanks to two tremendous hit singles penned by Keith, "Viento, Mi Amigo" and "Cry, Cry Again".
"Deuce", Keith's most recent CD release, is quickly building on his fan base of music lovers, industry professionals and critics, who are enthusiastically embracing his unique voice, memorable melodies and commitment to the lyrical emotional honesty that has always defined country music.
Nashville record producer Brett Beavers says, "Reminiscent of early Strait, Keith's music has that wonderful combination of honky-tonk edge and real life depth." Matthew Gillian of WSM's Opry Star Spotlight calls him "an artist who sounds like he just stepped off the bandstand of a Lone Star dance hall with a west Texas tornado on a rope."
But above all, to Keith, music is about communication. Telling stories people can relate to. Reaching people. And thanks to his tremendous talent and bright spirit, he's doing just that.