Rodriguez was born on March 7, 1960, in Bronx New York to Mexican immigrants, and moved to Nashville, becoming a veteran of the scene in the early 1990s. His debut album, Beggar’s Paradise, was released by Sony in 1999, by which time he had collaborated on projects with country and CCM acts such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Wynonna Judd, and Shania Twain. He continues to work as a session musician with other artists on the Nashville scene, such as Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, and Lee Ann Womack. Chris is also the brainchild behind the Nashville-based band “The Alternators” that features so
me of Nashville’s best session players that interchange as their schedules allow.
Chris is married and they have two children, Nicole and Andre. Chris was part of Shania Twain’s “the Woman in Me” TV tour band 1995-96 performing selected international venues and television shows with other respected musicians Randy Thomas (co-writer of the song “Butterfly Kisses”), Dan Schafer, Russ Taff, Dave Malachowski, Allison Cornell & Will Owsley.
In 2007, he toured with Kenny Loggins. From 2005 to 2010, he toured with Keith Urban. In 2010, he toured with Kenny Loggins as well as officially for LeAnn Rimes.
In 2011, Chris was working with Don Moen and new artist Jessica Ridley.
In 2012, Chris played Rhythm Guitar for Faith Hill.
From July to November 2012, Chris played Rhythm Guitar for Kelly Clarkson. In 2015, toured with Peter Cetera joining in singing on several favorites.