Chris Lane, rising country music star from Kernersville, visits FOX8

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- He's an up-and-coming star in country music, and he got his start right here in the Piedmont.

Chris Lane is a finalist in the iHeart Radio Rising Star Competition and he joined the FOX8 morning show to talk about his work.

Chris Lane's top-selling single "Broken Windshield View" hit country radio and iTunes this summer, shattering digital sales with over 11,000 downloads in the first week. The single also reached Top 10 on iTunes U.S., Top 5 on iTunes Canada and Top 3 on iTunes Australia during its first week.

"Broken Windshield View" has been streamed over 200,000 times to date and the music video for the infectious tune recently premiered exclusively across CMT, CMT Pure, ChrisLane.CMT.com and CMT Artists App.

Starting the New Year off in high gear, Lane was named Taste of Country and TheBoot.com's "No. 1 Artist To Watch" and recognized on both Spotify and #CM Chat's "2015 Artist To Watch" lists.

Media nationwide from "Teen Vogue" to "Glamour" to the "Tennessean" are buzzing about this fresh face in country.

The gifted singer and showman has been making waves in the country music scene in North Carolina, selling out club shows all across the state. He has played more than 500 shows the past few years and opened for The Band Perry, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett, among others.

Lane is currently in the studio recording his first Big Loud Mountain project with acclaimed producer Joey Moi.  For tour dates and more, visit his website.