With distinct folk, bluegrass and country music roots, Chris Hillman began his career as a singer, songwriter and avid player of string instruments as a young boy. He grew up on his family's ranch in rural California, and brings this grassroots experience to his music. He has played with several bands, including The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band. Credited with being a pioneer in the field of country rock music, Hillman has received a variety of nominations and awards including the Academy of Country Music Association Award, several Grammy Award nominations, Country Music Association nominations, induction into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His most well-known release was a song originally written by Bob Dylan; "You Ain't Going Nowhere" reached the No. 6 on American charts.
With at least six solo albums and many collaborative works, Chris Hillman offers his fans a pioneering sound grounded in the traditions of the deep, American West.