CHRIS MCHUGH

CHRIS MCHUGH

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: May 6, 1964
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Band: Whiteheart
Genres: Christian Rock, Country
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
New Jersey native Chris McHugh started playing drums in hopes of attaining the same popularity status of his drummer older brother, Danny. Chris McHugh's parents were very supportive. Chris McHugh said, "My mother was a great influence on all of our love of the arts. My dad was a great fan of music too. Some is his favorites were Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and, of course, The Beatles White Album."

Chris McHugh attended the Philadelphia School for the Performing Arts. Then as a teenager, Chris McHugh played in garage bands before branching out to session recordings and live performances.

In the 1980s, Chris McHugh joined Christian rock band Whiteheart where he showcased his solid drum sound. Then in 1985, Chris McHugh moved to Nashville, hoping to find his musical home. Chris McHugh has been in Nashville ever since, recording for country music greats like Faith Hill, Lone Star, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Ann Womack, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John, Brooks & Dunn, and Rascal Flatts. Now Nashvilleís golden boy, Chris has toured with music legends Garth Brooks and Amy Grant.

Recently, Chris McHugh has been performing on Keith Urban's Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1986 Don't Wait for the Movie White Heart
1987 Distance Geoff Moore
1987 Never for Nothing Margaret Becker
1988 Wings Gaither Vocal Band
1989 Freedom White Heart
1989 Revival David Mullen
1989 Talk About Life Kim Hill
1990 Secret of Time Charlie Peacock
1990 Souvenirs White Heart
1991 Brave Heart Kim Hill
1991 Cry for the Desert Twila Paris
1991 Heart in Motion Amy Grant
1991 Out of the Grey Out of the Grey
1992 Home for Christmas Amy Grant
1992 Tales of Wonder White Heart
1993 Bob Carlisle Bob Carlisle
1993 Brother 2 Brother Brent Henderson
1993 Christmas Various Artists
1993 East to West East to West
1993 Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band Rich Mullins
1993 Songs from the Loft Various Artists
1993 Soul Margaret Becker
1994 By Faith Kim Boyce
1994 Canciones De Lo Alto Del Granero Various Artists
1994 David Mullen David Mullen
1994 Fire in the Temple Jag
1994 Great Lengths PFR
1994 House of Love Amy Grant
1994 Light Inside Gary Chapman
1994 Ride 4Him
1994 Strong Hand of Love: A Tribute to Mark Heard Various Artists
1994 Through Iron Walls Ji Lim
1994 Vertical Reality Eric Champion
1995 Cappuccino Afternoon Various Artists
1995 Greatest Hits 1985-1995 Michael Bolton
1995 I'll Lead You Home Michael W. Smith
1995 My Faith Will Stay Cheri Keaggy
1995 One Love Jonathan Pierce
1995 Por Fe Kim Boyce
1995 Rythym of the Night Various Artists
1995 Sounds of Heaven Kathy Troccoli
1995 Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King Various Artists
1995 Wonderful World Chris Eaton
1996 Avalon Avalon
1996 Distant Call Susan Ashton
1996 Freedom Michael English
1996 Life Love & Other Mysteries Point of Grace
1996 Message 4Him
1996 Sarah Masen Sarah Masen
1996 Signs of Life Steven Curtis Chapman
1996 Songs Rich Mullins
1996 Strangelanguage Charlie Peacock
1996 Them PFR
1997 Amazing Grace, Vol. 2: A Country Salute to Gospel Various Artists
1997 Behind the Eyes Amy Grant
1997 Collection Bob Carlisle
1997 God with Us: A Celebration of Christmas Carols & Classics Various Artists
1997 Greatest Hits Steven Curtis Chapman
1997 Say-So Say-So
1997 Where Strength Begins Craig & Dean Phillips
1997 You're the Inspiration: A Collection Peter Cetera
1998 Audra & Alayna Audra & Alayna
1998 Awesome God: A Tribute to Rich Mullins Various Artists
1998 Carry Us Through Sarah Masen
1998 Christmas Memories Steve Wariner
1998 Favorite Songs of All Craig & Dean Phillips
1998 Gray Charlie Dog
1998 I Wonder If Rhonda Gunn
1998 Never Be the Same The Truth
1998 No Hesitation Jeni Varnadeau
1998 Remember This: Out of the Grey Collection 1991-1998 Out of the Grey
1998 Shelter Me Nikki Leonti
1998 Ten: The Birthday Album Various Artists
1998 Touched By an Angel: The Album Television Soundtrack
1999 B.C./A.D. B.C./A.D.
1999 Beggar's Paradise Chris Rodriguez
1999 Christmas Story Point of Grace
1999 Christmas to Remember Amy Grant
1999 Defying Gravity John Elefante
1999 Ghostdance Bill Miller
1999 In the Life of Chris Gaines Garth Brooks
1999 Keith Urban Keith Urban
1999 Luxury of Time David Mead
1999 Majesty and Wonder Phil Keaggy & London Festiva
1999 Mercy Darwin Hobbs
1999 Owsley Owsley
1999 Streams Various Artists
2000 Brand New Dream Danny Gans
2000 Coming from Somewhere Else: The Rocketown Writers Gordon Kennedy/Wayne Kirkpatrick/Phil Ma
2000 Devotion Aaron Neville
2000 Emerging Power Various Artists
2000 Heart of a Champion Carman
2000 Heaven to Earth Michael English
2000 King of Nothing The Warren Brothers
2000 Live for You Rachael Lampa
2000 Maple Room Wayne Kirkpatrick
2000 One Various Artists
2000 Southern Rain Billy Ray Cyrus
2000 Transform Rebecca St. James
2000 Wayne Watson Wayne Watson
2000 Words in Time Russ Lee
2001 Another Perfect World Peter Cetera
2001 Born Again Pete Orta
2001 Chrome Trace Adkins
2001 Country Goes Raffi Various Artists
2001 Enough Rope Jonell Mosser
2001 I'm Already There Lonestar
2001 Jolie & the Wanted Jolie & the Wanted
2001 Listen to What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute Various Artists
2001 Never Love You Enough Chely Wright
2001 Real Life Jeff Carson
2001 Talk About It Nicole C. Mullen
2001 This Way Jewel
2001 Walk On 4Him
2001 When It All Goes South Alabama
2002 2 Olivia Newton-John
2002 Cry Faith Hill
2002 Friday Night in Dixie Rhett Akins
2002 Golden Road Keith Urban
2002 Joshua Original Soundtrack
2002 Let's Roll: Together in Unity, Faith & Hope Various Artists
2002 Mass Appeal Mass Appeal
2002 Obvious Plus One
2002 Real Thing Rodney Hayden
2002 Second Skin Ashley Cleveland
2002 See the Light True Vibe
2002 Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top Various Artists
2002 Something Worth Leaving Behind Lee Ann Womack
2003 20th Century Masters ñ The Christmas Collection Amy Grant
2003 American Child Phil Vassar
2003 Bridge Shaye
2003 Chris Cagle Chris Cagle
2003 Deeper Life Natalie Grant
2003 Hits 1985-1995: Best of the Best Gold Michael Bolton
2003 Honesty Rodney Atkins
2003 I Love It Craig Morgan
2003 I'm Just a Girl Deana Carter
2003 Keith Urban/The Ranch Keith Urban
2003 Long Way Anna Wilson
2003 Luckiest Man in the World Neal McCoy
2003 Marigold Marty Lloyd
2003 Now Peter Frampton
2003 Simple Things Amy Grant
2003 Stained Glass Window Mila Mason
2003 Streets of Heaven SherriÈ Austin
2003 Surface Dave Berg
2003 Warren Barfield Warren Barfield
2003 What the World Needs Now Is Love Wynonna Judd
2003 Who We Are Instead Jars of Clay
2003 You, Me and the Windshield Marcel
2004 42 Ultimate Hits Kenny Rogers
2004 Be Here Keith Urban
2004 Dreaming in Color Jump5
2004 Everything Chely Wright
2004 Free LaShell Griffin
2004 Happy Matt West
2004 Hard Way Owsley
2004 I Choose You Point of Grace
2004 Katrina Elam Katrina Elam
2004 One Andy Chrisman
2004 Outlaw Jeffrey Steele
2004 Shut Up And Kiss Me Michelle Wright
2004 Star Academy 4: Les Meilleurs Moments Various Artists
2004 Third Inversion Psalmthing Blue
2004 Transcontinental Jedd Hughes
2004 Wonderlight Trevor Morgan
2005 Awaken Natalie Grant
2005 Barely Famous Hits The Warren Brothers
2005 Brave Jamie O'Neal
2005 Coming Home Lonestar
2005 Days Go By Keith Urban
2005 Doubleplays Olivia Newton-John
2005 Dream of a Forgotten People Shannon Cutts
2005 Fill Me Now: Club Vinyard, Vol. 55 Various Artists
2005 Fireflies Faith Hill
2005 Fragile Michele McCord
2005 History Matthew West
2005 Livin' Right Now Keith Urban
2005 Lower East Side of Life Eric Heatherly
2005 Men & Angels Say Ashley Cleveland
2005 Metropolitan Hotel Chely Wright
2005 R.I.D.E. Trick Pony
2005 Ride Shelly Fairchild
2005 Road to Here Little Big Town
2005 Room to Breathe ZOEgirl
2005 Side Effects of Dying Reynolds Robinson
2005 So Much for Secrets James Guffee
2005 Some Hearts Carrie Underwood
2005 Songs from the Bennett House Various Artists
2005 This Woman LeAnn Rimes
2005 Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll Keith Anderson
2005 Tribute to the Cars: Substitution Mass Confusion Various Artists
2006 Ana Laura Ana Laura
2006 Before the Daylight's Shot Ashley Cleveland
2006 Broken & Beautiful Mark Schultz
2006 Dangerous Man Trace Adkins
2006 Dream Again Phil Keaggy
2006 Encore...For Future Generations 4Him
2006 Fourth Decade 707
2006 It's Your Choice Postal
2006 Keith Urban/Golden Road Keith Urban
2006 Lost Hotel Wade Bowen
2006 Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing Keith Urban
2006 Me and My Gang Rascal Flatts
2006 Mountains Lonestar
2006 Player & The Pawn Jonathan Stiers
2006 Songs for Sixty Five Roses Various Artists
2006 Weather the Storm Carolina Rain
2006 Whatever We Wanna LeAnn Rimes
2007 Broken & Beautiful Mark Schultz
2007 Carnival Ride Carrie Underwood
2007 Connersvine Connersvine
2007 Cowboy Town Brooks & Dunn
2007 Esclavo del Amor Dara Keyla
2007 Family LeAnn Rimes
2007 Feels Like Today/Me and My Gang Rascal Flatts
2007 Greatest Hits Keith Urban
2007 Greatest Hits Sara Evans
2007 Here We Go Again Michael Nappi
2007 Hits Faith Hill
2007 Mule Thieves The Mule Thieves
2007 Place to Land Little Big Town
2007 Reba Duets Reba McEntire
2007 Right About Now Ty Herndon
2007 Rissi Palmer Rissi Palmer
2007 Scythe Dimension Zero
2007 Still Feels Good Rascal Flatts
2007 Walk On Kellie Coffey
2007 Workin' on It Adam Gregory
2008 Cowboy Town Brooks & Dunn
2008 Deeper Life/Stronger Natalie Grant
2008 Family/Blue LeAnn Rimes
2008 Fervency Hannah Ford
2008 Leann Rimes Collector's Edition Tin LeAnn Rimes
2008 Phil Stacey Phil Stacey
2008 Revelations/What the World Needs Now Is Love Wynonna
2008 We Weren't Crazy Josh Gracin
2008 Startin' Fires Blake Shelton
2008 Speaking Louder than Before Jeremy Camp
2008 Points of Grace Gift Tin Points of Grace
2008 Nicole C. Mullen Gift Tin Nicole C. Mullen
2008 Natalie Grant Collector's Edition Natalie Grant
2008 Mark Schultz Gift Tin Mark Schultz
2008 Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Rascal Flatts
2008 For the Few and Far Between Gordie Sampson
2008 Family/Blue LeAnn Rimes
2008 Familiar Stranger Mark Wills
2008 Dawn of a New Day Crystal Shawanda
2008 C'mon! Keith Anderson
2008 Awaken/Deeper Life Natalie Grant
2008 A Celebration In Song Olivia Newton-John
2009 World Wide Open Love and Theft
2009 What I'm For Pat Green
2009 Unstoppable Rascal Flatts
2009 Shine Martina McBride
2009 Sara Smile Jimmy Wayne
2009 Play On Carrie Underwood
2009 I Could Be Good For You: The Very Best of 707 707
2009 Here with Me Holly Williams
2009 Growing Up Is Getting Old Jason Michael Carroll
2009 Go Doc Walker
2009 Gloriana Gloriana
2009 Defying Gravity Keith Urban
2009 Back To Tennessee Billy Ray Cyrus
2009 American Ride Toby Keith
2010 Unmistakeable: Love Jo Dee Messina
2010 The Singer Songwriter Collection Amy Grant
2010 The House Rules Christian Kane
2010 The Reason Why Little Big Town
2009 The Pop Collection: Heart in Motion and House of Love Amy Grant
2010 Somewhere Down the Road Amy Grant
2010 Sarah Buxton Sarah Buxton
2010 Nothing Like This Rascal Flatts
2010 My Country: Smash Hits Various Artists
2010 My Best Days Danny Gokey
2010 Lifted off the Ground Chely Wright
2010 Get Closer Keith Urban
2010 Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn
2010 Christian Kane EP Christian Kane
2010 Bullets in the Gun Toby Keith
2011 The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams Various Artists
2011 Steel Magnolia Steel Magnolia
2011 Red River Blue Blake Shelton
2011 New Day The Martins
2011 My Country Vol. 2 Smash Hits Various Artists
2011 Georgia Clay Josh Kelley
2011 Gems: The Duets Collection Michael Bolton
2012 Tuskegee Lionel Ritchie
2012 The Essential Martina McBride Martina McBride
2012 The Music of Nashville, Season 1, Vol. 1 The Nashville Cast
2012 Into the Light: Life Stories and Love Songs Matthew West
2012 Hillbilly Jedi Big & Rich
2012 Hard 2 Love Lee Brice
2012 Greatest Hits Chapter 1 Kelly Clarkson
2012 Changed Rascal Flatts
2012 Blown Away Carrie Underwood
2012 Act of Valor: The Album (Original Soundtrack) Various Artists
2013 We Are Tonight Billy Currington
2013 Spitfire LeAnn Rimes
2013 Love Is Stronger Jason Crabb
2013 Jesus, Firm Foundation: Hyms of Worship Various Artists
2013 Fuse Keith Urban
2013 Frame by Frame Cassadee Pope
2013 Christmas Gift Pack Amy Grant
2013 Bring You Back Brett Eldredge
2014 Slow Me Down Sara Evans
2014 Raod Between Lucy Hale
2014 Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue Various Artists
2014 Montevallo Sam Hunt
2014 Just As I Am Brantley Gilbert
2014 I'm a Fire David Nail
2014 High Noon Jerrod Niemann
2014 Good Road to Follow John Oates
 

Noise

 
 
  • Chris has five brothers and one sister.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Yamaha
Cymbals: Sabian
Hardware: Yamaha
Heads: Remo
Electronics: Shure
Percussion:  
Sticks: Vater
 
 

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