For Chris Renzema, becoming an artist was something that happened slowly but inevitably. Chris was
always drawn to writing and playing songs, but his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan didn’t have
much of a music scene. After moving to Nashville in 2015 to pursue a career in music, he’s seen slow but
steady success. Since then, the musician, songwriter, and producer has released three albums: 2018’s Be
the Branches, 2020’s Let the Ground Rest in 2020 and 2021’s Get Out of the Way of Your Own Heart.
Chris’ latest album, Manna, recorded in January at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, represents a
culmination of everything he’s done so far. The album reflects on big questions while remaining both
personal and accessible.
That relationship between audience and artist is something Chris has honed for years on the road as well.
He began regularly touring in 2019 and has been building a steady fan base since, playing iconic venues
including Red Rocks and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. While Chris has garnered numerous accolades,
including being named on Pandora’s “Artist to Watch” list and earning a GMA Dove Award nomination
for New Artist of the Year, it’s his dynamic live shows that have truly cemented him as a musician on the