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Keith Norris

The legions of country music fans wondering where real country has gone need look no further than Keith Norris. From the subtle twang in his smooth baritone voice to his classic country arrangements, from two-steps to Texas swings to heart-rending ballads or honky tonk rockers, Keith is keeping three chords and the truth alive, well, and most of all, fun.

Music has always run through Keith's veins. Born and raised in the Houston suburb of Magnolia, Texas, he counts the songs of Hank Williams, Ray Price and Willie Nelson among his earliest memories. He began piano lessons as a young child, and by high school had picked up guitar, drums, bass, saxophone and clarinet.

Keith played and sang professionally throughout junior high and high school, and recognized his calling early on. "I knew I wanted to play music for a living the first time I got paid to do it." While in college, he performed as a solo artist and played several instruments in the house band of the Texas Opry, who honored him with several awards including Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.

After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Keith moved to Nashville, where he began playing writers' nights and recording. His first album, the independently released and widely acclaimed "Along for the Ride", quickly placed him in the country spotlight, thanks to two tremendous hit singles penned by Keith, "Viento, Mi Amigo" and "Cry, Cry Again".

"Deuce", Keith's most recent CD release, is quickly building on his fan base of music lovers, industry professionals and critics, who are enthusiastically embracing his unique voice, memorable melodies and commitment to the lyrical emotional honesty that has always defined country music.

Increasingly, Keith's substantial musical gifts are coming to the attention of his music industry peers. He is regularly invited to play and sing on other artists' demos and albums, and has been bandleader for several acts. Most recently, he has produced and co-written songs on fellow recording artist's album projects.