I've been lucky to have songs recorded by bluegrass and folk artists, among them Janet Beazley, Claire Lynch, Dale Ann Bradley, Danny Paisley, Larry Cordle, Michael Cleveland, Bobby Osborne, Chris Jones, Sally Jones, Eric Uglum, Joe Mullins, Doyle Lawson, and others.

In 2009, I received the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Song of the Year award for co-writing "Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away," with Ivan Rosenberg, recorded by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass. In 1993, I was a first-place winner at the of the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in both bluegrass and gospel categories. And I've taught songwriting, guitar, and harmony singing at music camps and workshops including Sorefingers in the UK, Augusta Heritage Center, the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, Bluegrass Camp Germany, and Walker Creek Music Camp.

I also write and edit fiction, and I teach copyediting classes through UC San Diego Extension.

Contact me at chris.v.stuart@gmail.com.