Facts About Chuck

Experienced Performer!!!


  • Bachelor of Music Degree

  • Performs for over 150 Weddings, Receptions, Private Parties, & Special Events each year

  • Opening Act for The Beach Boys, Little River Band, Joan Jett, Kansas, Ambrosia, Atlanta Rythm Section, Lou Graham, The Commodores, and the Louisville Orchestra


  • Over 15 years Professional Performance Experience

  • Steel Drums

  • Guitar

  • Voice

  • Featured Performer for the Destin, FL Seafood Festival

  • Featured Performer for the Pensacola, FL Seafood Festival

  • Featured Artist for Jimmy Buffet's Six String Songwriters Invitational - New Orleans

  • Performed for the St. Moritz, Switzerland Music Festival

  • European Concert tour with Neville Mariner

  • Guest Artist Concert Series - Southeast US tour

Beautiful Steel Drums!
Entertaining Award Winning Performer!!!


  • Wedding Wire.com Music Vendor Bride's Choice Award

  • Recognized by the Tennessee State Legislature for Outstanding Musical Accomplishments - Joint House Resolution 522

  • Recognized by the Kentucky Cabinet for Arts and Humanities as an Outstanding Music Performer & Entertainer

  • Recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission as an Outstanding Music Performer

  • Produced and Recorded Six Full Length Albums

  • Accomplished Songwriter

Feature Newspaper and Magazine articles
The Destin Log
"Meet the Tropical Man"
The Beachcomber
"Perfect Tropical Memories"
The Amplifier
"Walking the Talk"
(This article written one month before I discovered the Emerald Coast!)
Emerald Coast Weddings & Events
"Chuck Lawson - A Tropical Man"
"If music is a universal language, then Chuck Lawson will be understood anywhere he chooses to go."
The Coastal Lifestyle!!!

Chuck also enjoys:
  • Sailing

  • Surfing

  • Fishing

  • Diving

  • Snorkling

  • Beachcombing

  • Living the Coastal Life

  • Rescuing Animals
    for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Chuck Lawson
Music is not what he does, it is simply what he is...

If music is a universal language, then Chuck Lawson will be understood anywhere he chooses to go. To describe his music, one must use words like: exciting, energetic, and expressive. Chuck’s extensive performance schedule includes special events, festivals, weddingceremonies, receptions, corporate functions, and private parties. His dramatic, fun loving, and down-right entertaining performances seem to create a contagious energy for audiences of all ages. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Chuck has made the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida his home. He studied voice, composition, and arranging at Western Kentucky University and taught himself to play the piano and guitar. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Music degree, has studied and performed throughout the United States and Europe, and is a juried roster performer for the Performing Artist Directories of the States of Kentucky and South Carolina.


The strength of his compositional skills has established him as an outstanding songwriter and arranger. Chuck’s songs possess that elusive commercial quality while still maintaining true creative expression. His arranging skills are powerfully evident in the unique and sensitive voicing of his supporting vocals blended with the dynamic intensity of his entire band. Associate producer on his first original album, "Other Side of Paradise", Chuck sole produced his second, "Chuck Lawson Live in Concert", following his highly acclaimed full production "Guest Artist Series Tour". Using his acoustic trio, Chuck released his third album of original songs, "Make Believe You Love Me". With his unique tropical island / calypso sound, Chuck’s newly released original fourth album, "Coconut Moon", chronicles his Gulf coast adventures from Key West to New Orleans.  His latest releases of "Island Style Volume 1" and "Island Style Volume 2" are supurb examples of Chuck's clever and skillful arrangements of familiar cover songs done Island Style.


During the first moments of his performance, a special connection is apparent between Chuck and his audience. The combination of his musical education, experience, and performance skill allows Chuck to create an unforgettable musical adventure in his live concert appearances. He has been recognized for his musical accomplishments by the State Legislature of Tennessee, the Kentucky Cabinet for Education, Arts, and Humanities, and the State of South Carolina Arts Commission. Chuck’s need to set his music free, combined with his heartfelt energetic performances make this artist rise far above the crowd. Music is not what he does, it is simply what he is.

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