2013 Cotton District Arts Festival Entertainment April 20
The East Stage 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Chase Sansing Macon, Mississippi Chase Sansing was born April 22, 1993 in the small town of Starkville, Mississippi as the third generation of his dad and granddad. Although they are both known for being the farming family-man type, Chase puts a curve in being the third generation. At the age of nine years old, he was inspired by a concert to become a country Christian musician. Since growing up in church was very important to the Sansing family, Chase began singing hymns and solos in church. He also sang at school activities and to his close friends and realized that singing was more than just a crazy obsession. When the age of thirteen hit, Chase began writing songs about God, life, love, family, friends, and girls only liking him for his truck. At this same age, Chase met a friend in high school who would soon become his promotion and website manager.
Chase picked up the guitar for the first time at age fifteen and began learning chords and notes. After a struggle of being a beginner at the guitar, his songwriting had a much different and easier flow to the blank sheet of paper. Chase has had many accomplishments recently such as winning the Best Musician Award of 2011 in high school, winning 2nd place in the Jimmie Rodgers Gospel Talent Competition, 2nd place in the Texaco Country Showdown local competition in Columbia, Mississippi, 5th place in the Texaco Country Showdown local competition in Picayune, Mississippi, reached 5th place in a songwriting competition in 2010, and is finally making the move to Nashville to attend Middle Tennessee State University to major in songwriting.
In 2012, at age nineteen, Chase met his manager who saw a great amount of potential in his talent. He began performing, writing, and singing in ways that he had never done before. In 2012 and 2013, Chase made many trips to Nashville to record new singles, shoot a music video, and to become a resident of the state of Tennessee. Although there is still a lot of work to accomplish, Chase is staying busy with keeping his fans satisfied and happy.