Chad Warrix / Halfway to Hazard Info
Chad Warrix was born in Hazard, Kentucky to a musical family. Music became a passion after he received his first guitar at age 13. Following his enthusiasm for music, Warrix enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated with a degree in Business and Music Business. While taking courses at Belmont, Warrix started to find himself as a musician. He became part an alternative rock group named Sodium, who ultimately signed to a recording contract with Universal Music. They released their first album in 1997. Warrix released two additional records with Sodum, Words in 2001 on Wahki Music and The Box Van Journals in 2003 on Universal and Warrix's own label, Picnic Hill Records.
After Sodium’s run ended Warrix moved to Nashville and reconnected with fellow Kentucky-bred singer/songwriter David Tolliver. They formed the duo Halfway to Hazard and landed a record deal with Nashville’s Mercury Records in 2006. Their self-title debut was co-produced by country superstar Tim McGraw. It featured their debut single, "Daisy", which rose to be a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart while the album rose to #14 on Billboard’s US Country Albums chart. Warrix and Tolliver also toured with McGraw from 2007-2008. In 2009 they released their second album Come on Time, produced by Warrix.
Warrix recently completed a tour with country musician Randy Houser as Houser’s lead guitarist, and has appeared on a few dates with country singer Keith Anderson. Warrix continues to write and record music, and is developing a solo project.