Where Is Chris Daughtry Now? The ‘American Idol’ Star Still Works In The Music Industry

The decision to bring back American Idol is not without controversy. During the television singing competition’s original 15-season run, it launched the careers of many stars, and inspired countless spin-off series. The show was an undeniable hit, but many feel it’s too soon to resurrect the past. After all, it’s still possible to keep tabs on the former Idol contestants, many of whom have gone on to achieve varying levels of success. While some superstars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are still on the cultural radar, other contestants keep a lower profile, like one particular rocker finalist. If you’ve been wondering what Chris Daughtry is up to these days, know that the singer still works in the music industry. While he’s done some acting, hosting, and has a fulfilling family life, music still seems to be a major priority.

Daughtry competed on American Idol all the way back in 2006, and a lot has happened for the singer since. After appearing on the show, the star released a self-titled album that debuted at number one and featured seven hit singles, including memorable tracks like “It’s Not Over” and “Home”. He released two more equally successful albums, and a greatest hits album in 2016 that commemorated the 10 years since he appeared on the series. Music is still a big part of the former reality star’s life, and fans can still catch him live. According to his website, he’ll head out on a cross-country tour this summer, and these dates prove he is still capable of filling an arena.

Of course, Daughtry has branched out as well. He’s dabbled in acting, starring as Judas in the the Fox TV musical The Passion. In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, he discussed how much he enjoyed the opportunity, and opened up the possibility of appearing on Broadway. If he did make this career move, he wouldn’t be the first Idol contestant to make the screen to stage leap. Season 4’s Anthony Fedorov got involved in musical theatre, and Constantine Maroulis…

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