Loid, 34, also has a passion for helping the homeless, so on
The concert is free, but he requests that those attending bring blankets, toiletries and canned or dry food to the show, which will be donated to the nonprofit Tri-City-based agency Project Warm-Up that provides those provisions to the homeless.
"I've certainly had some rough spots in my life. I even lived in a tack room in a barn in
The concert starts at
Loid has made the rounds in the music world since he graduated from
"Playing music at the casinos was a good-paying job, but I just got tired of it after a while," Loid said. "My wife and I were living in
He moved back to the sunny side of
But he never stopped writing songs or performing concerts. He got in touch with his old friend radio personality
Dailey has writing a plethora of lyrics and asked Loid to put some cohesive flow to them. Loid took those lyrics and came up with the song, She Loves a Memory More Than Me, which ended up reaching the No. 1 spot on the
Another Loid song recently hit No. 1, Until the Earth Stands Still, on the Weekly Country and Roots Music national chart. The song was released on the Silver Buckle Record label out of
"Chris got hooked up with the wrong people in the music business early on, but he learned from those mistakes,"
Though Loid said the music business can be brutal, he has no plans to give up trying. He ran into a few bad experiences that he prefers not to talk about.
"I love to perform, and if I can make money doing what I love, that's not a bad thing," he said.
But anyone who wants to play music for a living, he added, needs to have a tough hyde and offers this advice: "If you're determined to go into the music business, then be prepared to get screwed over a few times. And most importantly, just accept that it's going to happen whether you like it or not."
Loid's concert at the Reach center also features his new band made up of
"We're gonna have some fun on Sunday," Loid said. "And its all for a good cause. I'd someday like to perform concerts all over the country where proceeds will help Project Warm Up."
In the meantime, he says he will keep doing what he does best, which is writing songs.
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