Chads Music Bio
1977 (Aprox): I was 11 years old and Aunt Janet took my sister and I to see the Lundstroms. She did this MANY MANY
TIMES. We logged TONS of miles together! I will FOREVER be THANKFUL for her devotion! I was SOLD on music. I knew
from that moment on I wanted to be involved in Music in some form. That is also when I heard the Steel Guitar for the first
time. Bill Simmons played the steel for the Lundstroms and I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE STEEL! As the years progressed
Lowell nicknamed me "Mr. Gospel Music" and coming from a Minnesota Music HALL OF FAME Inductee, I felt so
undeserving and humbled!
1984: Started production on Southern Trax Videos. Minnesota's ONLY Southern Gospel Music Television Show at the time
1985: Started booking and doing radio promotions for the Southern Praise Band. Several regional hits in SW Arizona and in
Minnesota. Loved working and traveling with these guys!
1987: Formed SouthSound Productions specializing in Booking, Promotions, Radio and Television Production.
1989: Nominated for Video Jockey Of The Year by the Eddie Crook Record Company in Nashville, TN
1990: Promoted VERY FIRST concert with the Mid South Boys on Feb. 25 at Elk River Assembly Of God
Since this first concert I have personally promoted concerts with the Dixie Melody Boys, Southern Praise, Hidden
Treasure, Weaver Family, Pfeifers, Southmen Quartet, Perfect Heart, Florida Boys, Northmen, Gospel Carriers, Music City
Boys, Heartland Boys, Speers, Nelons, New Hinsons, Weston Hinson, Bobby Bowen, Spiritual Vibrations, New Journey,
NorthBound, Jim Anthony, JD Sumner and the Stamps, Good News Singers, Carpenter Family, Songmasters, Royalty
Quartet, Quist Brothers, Gospel Messengers, Impacts and i'm sure others I just don't remember..
1991: Founding Member of the Midwest Quartet Association. Served on the board for 11 years total. Started out as
Secretary for the Board then eventually Associate Chairmen to Shelly Brown!
1997: Created the Southern Trax Radio Program
1997: Invited by KNOF Radio in Saint Paul, Minnesota to become their Music Director ..THE BEST RADIO JOB I EVER HAD!
1997: The Heartland Gospel Music Magazine was formed. Started out as a newsletter but quickly became a magazine!
2003-2005: Heartland Radio Network was created but then shut down when I took a job in Missouri. At the time it was
started we were one of the top Southern Gospel Radio Networks on the internet! My good friend Rob Patz with Southern
Styles had the leading Internet Station. He gave me alot of pointers to starting an internet station.
2004: Recorded my first cd "Surprise" upon the encouragement of friends and staff of KNOF Radio
2005-2007: Hired as Assistant Manager of KNEO Radio in Neosho, MO
2005-Current: Formed Xtreme Motocross Radio..Motocross Interviews, announcing at Motocross Events
2014: Relaunch of the Heartland Radio Network!
Myself and Aunt Janet
Myself, Connie and Lowell Lundstrom
Myself and Larry Lundstrom
|Lowell Lundstrom and
|Mid South Reunion
Me with blond/silver hair..Ya
thats right..Chris Freeman
gave me so much crap about it
at NQC the following year.