Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett shares brand new single ‘Born & Raised’

Chris Shiflett
Credit: Jarrod Anthonee

While Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Shiflett gets a lot of recognition for his role in Foo Fighters, the modern-day guitar hero has seemingly always had one foot in the country music world—and, these days, he’s been spending a lot of time making music in Nashville. Today he releases ‘Born & Raised’, the second of two singles recorded with legendary producer Vance Powell in Nashville. 

A swirl of West Coast nostalgia, heartland hooks, and Deluxe Reverb drive, ‘Born & Raised’ unfolds like a love letter to one’s roots, delivered by a man who’s spent most of his adulthood on the move. Chris began writing the tune while surfing his hometown Santa Barbara coastline but finished it in Music City where a group of Americana studio all-stars—bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Jack White, Wanda Jackson), drummer Julian Doro (Eagles of Death Metal, The Whigs), keyboardist Mike Webb, and steel guitarist Luke Schneider—brought “Born & Raised” to life.

“My trip out to Nashville in March of 2021 was my first time recording any solo material since I made Hard Lessons,” Chris said of the recording. “I hadn’t done much traveling post-covid lockdown so I was a little nervous heading out there to work with a producer and roomful of musicians I didn’t really know.  In true Nashville style we made our introductions and got right down to work, hammering out the basic tracks in a few hours.  Vance was great and made me feel right at home, and the group of players he put together were on point.”

Listen to ‘Born & Raised’ BELOW:

“Born & Raised” and Shiflett’s recently-released “Long, Long Year” are both songs that find Shiflett in a reflective mood, looking at where he’s been before and heading toward whatever’s next. Stay tuned to for more new music in the coming months.

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