Chris Cagle At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Before finding fame as a country artist, Chris Cagle has worked as a songwriter, as a waiter and bartender, and, first, as a nanny. Born in DeRidder, Louisiana in 1968, Cagle has always been attracted to music. He took piano lessons and guitar lessons in high school. In college, he skipped his finance courses and audited music classes. He performed in night clubs and eventually dropped out of college. In 1994, he was encouraged by entertainment attorney Rod Phelps to move to Nashville. There, Cagle worked as a nanny for Phelp’s three daughters, then as a waiter and bartender as he worked on his songwriting skills. His big break came when Harlan Howard published one of his songs. This relationship led him to a publishing deal and a label deal.