It's taken so long for Chord to find his own voice because he was so good at building a repertoire, adapting to other styles, especially when he scored the role of Sam Evans on the show “Glee”, beating out 40,000 other people. At the time he only had $200 left in his bank account. He describes his five years on the show now as “college”. After “Glee” he received more TV opportunities, but turned them down to focus on music.
Chord struck a deal with Island Records in 2016 and wrote “Hold On” inspired by the death of his best friend Cory Monteith. It was synced on the last episode of 'Vampire Diaries' and clocked up almost 100 million streams. He continued to build his catalogue, writing an EP of acoustic folk songs, 'Treehouse Tapes'.
OVERSTREET, Chord's new alt-pop-rock project is currently the musical focus for him, but his musical roots always bring him back to the acoustic guitar. And songwriting. Where it all began.