Chad was born in shadow of The Appalachian Mountains in Western NC. His parents gave him a toy guitar when he was 3 and quickly began imitating all the radio hero’s of the day. From Willie & Waylon to The Marshall Tucker Band & Glenn Campbell. Chad’s first song he sang on that ol plastic toy guitar was “Rhinestone Cowboy”. Then twenty sum old years rolled by before he picked up a real guitar. This time out of a longing or a calling you might say. Chad learned how to put his thoughts and feelings in a song shortly after his mother had lost her long battle with cancer. Songs started coming to him at a feverish pace, it became therapeutic for Chad. He started paying his dues in night clubs & honky tonks deep in the south & along the east coast. Chad’s played everything from chicken wired fenced stages, back-yard parties with flatbed trailers for a stage to The Bowery in Myrtle Beach and Coyote Joes in Charlotte. He has opened up shows for Jamey Johnson, Jason Michael Carrol, Confederate Railroad, Sunny Ledfurd, & Whiskey Myers. He has also shared the stage with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, and Steve Earle .Chad is a throwback to the country music scene in the seventies with a whole lotta of outlaw blood flowing thru his veins. Chad's debut album "Weathered" was released on Mother's Day 2013 and quickly was picked up by every iHeart Radio Inc. country station in the USA! His first release "George Jones" has received continuous radio play ever since! In July of 2013 Chad signed with 23 Muzik Group and recently released his largest hit single to date "Southern Woman Loving", currently being played on country stations across the country as well as iHeart Radio. It hit #1 on The New Country Artist Top 40 Countdown with The Iceman Bobby Glomboski. Chad's name and music is quickly rising all over the country music scene which is evident with Chad being booked to perform at the 2015 CMA Fest in Nashville TN.
Working in FM radio over 10 years, has also helped fuel that singer/songwriter itch for Chad. In radio he is known as “Trip” and he has his finger prints in all aspects of the radio business. Everything from sales, production, and as an on air personality! Chad continues to play all over the country with his new outlaw country rock band “Chad Triplett and Two Lane Blacktop” (The Official band of 92.1 FM The Big Dawg) and he loves fishing and hunting as well as going camping with friends and he is a true southern Nascar nut! His true love is his soul mate Ally and his 3 boys, Treigh, Tyler, & Tanner!
Sometimes when the weather is just right and the trout are biting, you may find Chad deep in the hills of Western Wilkes County. There’s a place there we he goes to get away and escape society…to bait a hook and wet a line like his kin folk before him. Its is where his Dad was raised and where his Grandfather once made moonshine while his Grand-maw taught her kid’s about The Lord. It's where his roots run as deep as the holler where his Grandfather turned corn mash into corn liqueur...and where Chad turns stories into songs!