Born on California’s central coast in the summer of 1986, Chris Wilcox began his writing career when he could barely string letters into words: As a wee lad, he would dictate stories to his mother and delight in seeing them turned into staple-bound booklets, which he would illustrate in broad, inscrutable crayon strokes.
After graduating from the University of California with an English Literature degree in 2008, Chris focused his writerly attention on the world of country music, penning reviews and humor pieces (and taking the odd photo) for a range of sites including The 9513, Farce the Music, Engine 145, and his own Country California. In addition to writing for a regular online audience of thousands, he had the honor of voting alongside some of his favorite music journalists in the annual Nashville Scene Country Music Critics’ Poll from 2009 to 2013.
In 2014, Chris decided to expand beyond that niche so that he might reach those unfortunate souls not specifically interested in acerbic commentary on country music. He launched chrismwilcox.com for the general audience of friends, family, and private investigators interested in all his writings and creative projects.
In these early days of the site, it’s hard to know exactly what shape it will take. But it should be interesting. Come along if you’d like.