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Hannah Price

Chris Daughtry postpones shows following the sudden death of his daughter

Story by Jennifer Kennedy - The Oregon Herald
Published on November 14, 2021 3:07 AM
"American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry postponed a series of concert dates following the sudden death of his daughter, Hannah, his band announced on social media Saturday.

"Due to the unexpected death of Chris and Deanna Daughtry's daughter, Hannah, all currently scheduled shows for the coming week for Daughtry have been canceled or postponed," the band said on Twitter and Instagram.

Singer Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter Hannah was found dead in her Nashville home on Friday. Hannah Price was apparently injured before she was found dead inside her Tennessee home, her mother said on social media.Authorities have apparently determined her death to be a homicide.

But the exact circumstances that caused the death of Hannah is still unclear. Her final few years were had many trouble, including the suicide of her biological father, being shot in the face during an apparent gang attack, and an arrest in an April road rage incident.

Hannah Price's biological father, Randall Scott Price, committed suicide in March 2018.

About eight months later, Hannah and a roommate were apparently caught up in a run-in with gang members in Humboldt, Tenn. Like her father, Hannah was shot in the face. She underwent surgery and had to be fitted with a prosthetic eye.

The incident involved a teenager who was trying to join the Crips. PrHannah wrote on Facebook that she was forced to intervene when her roommate took her somewhere frequented by gang members, who apparently tried to kill him and wrote that she had been trying to "save a friend" when she was shot. "I noticed they didn't have the gun cocked so by the time I noticed they were trying to shoot at him I was trying to run the kid over with my car and I ended up getting shot in the face. I was blind for a little over two weeks and this happened directly after my dad had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. It was a lot," she wrote online.

Hannah established a GoFundMe on Oct. 19, 2018, showing a grisly photo of her injured face. The fundraiser was halted before more than $945 worth of donations came through.

Humboldt police said in 2018 that they had arrested a 15-year-old on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault with serious bodily injuries, and possession of a handgun during a dangerous felony, according to the report. There were at least four "boys" involved in the attack, Hannah said on her Facebook page.

One of the 25-year-old's social media posts read, "I am very, very alone."

A Humboldt police officer who answered the phone Saturday told The Post he could not comment on the 2018 shooting case.

Tumult appeared to follow Hannah in the months before her death: in April, she and a man were arrested in a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee, during which police say the male driver allegedly fired a weapon at another vehicle before fleeing.

Hannah and her brother Griffin, 23, are Chris' wife Deanna Daughtry's children with Price. Chris and Deanna, 48, who met in 2000, have 10-year-old twins together, Adalynn Rose and Noah James.

Though Hannah indicated at one point on her page that her surgeries were going well, she also posted a meme reading: "All my jokes are cries for help."

In April 2019 she wrote, "I am very, very alone."

Deanna Daughtry was unavailable for comment Saturday.

Christopher Adam Daughtry is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry, which he formed after placing fourth on the fifth season of American Idol. Released by RCA Records, Daughtry's self-titled debut album became the fastest selling debut rock album in Nielsen SoundScan history, selling more than one million copies within five weeks of release. The album was recorded before the band was officially formed, making him the only official member present on the album.

In its ninth week of release, Daughtry reached number one on the Billboard chart. Chris Daughtry is the third most successful American Idol contestant in terms of record sales, behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who both won their respective seasons. At the 50th Grammy Awards, the band was nominated for Best Rock Song for the single 'It's Not Over'.

Since the band's first album, Chris Daughtry has collaborated with several artists, including Slash, Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Chad Kroeger, Brad Arnold, Vince Gill, and Carlos Santana. He is known for his powerful vocal belting technique and wide vocal range.

Early life Chris Daughtry was born in McLeansville, North Carolina, on December 26, 1979, and raised in Lasker, North Carolina, until he was 14. His parents, Sandra and James 'Pete' Daughtry, reside in Palmyra, Virginia, where Daughtry grew up before he relocated to McLeansville, North Carolina, outside of Greensboro. Daughtry attended Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, graduating in 1998.

At age 16, Daughtry started taking singing seriously as a musician. He took guitar lessons from blues rock guitarist Matt Jagger at Stacy's Music store in Charlottesville and Mark Ebert from Laurinburg, North Carolina. He sought advice from Andy Waldeck who is credited first on his debut album. He performed with rock bands during his time in high school at local venues, opening for his future bandmate Brian Craddock's band My Dog Lucy and Matt Jagger. During high school, he appeared in two stage productions: The Wiz and Peter Pan.


Daughtry performing in 2015 Cadence Daughtry's high school band went by the name of Cadence. He sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar. They produced one album, All Eyes on You, a rare piece that can sometimes be found on eBay.

Absent Element The band Absent Element consisted of Daughtry on lead vocals and guitar, Mark Perry on lead guitar, Scott Crawford on drums and Ryan Andrews on bass. Absent Element released Uprooted in 2005. This release contains the songs 'Conviction' and 'Breakdown', which Daughtry later combined and re-recorded as the song 'Breakdown' for the album Daughtry.

In 2005, Chris Daughtry auditioned for the CBS singing contest Rock Star: INXS. He did not make the cut for the live performances. Former Daughtry drummer Joey Barnes was at the same audition and made the cut only to drop out of the running due to disagreements regarding the contract.

American Idol: Daughtry auditioned for American Idol in Denver, Colorado, with The Box Tops' 'The Letter'; he was portrayed as a young rocker with Southern and hard rock influences. He passed the audition by a split decision: approved by Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, disapproved by Simon Cowell. Simon felt that Daughtry at that time was too robotic. After being given a Golden Ticket to Hollywood, he performed 'The First Cut Is the Deepest', and sang 'Emotion' during his trio performance with Ace Young and Bobby Bullard. The song for Daughtry's a cappella performance remained unknown until American Idol Rewind aired Season 5 Hollywood week, when it was shown that he sang Elton John's 'Your Song'.

Daughtry eventually made it to the Top 24. On March 1, 2006, Daughtry's 'raw' performance of Fuel's 'Hemorrhage ' received critical acclaim by all three judges. On March 3, 2006, Jackson stated in an interview that Daughtry had been offered the opportunity to become Fuel's new lead singer, as the band was at the time without a lead singer. At a welcome home party, Daughtry said he had declined the offer, but, he said, 'he'd still like to work with them somewhere down the road.'

Daughtry's March 21 performance caused controversy when he sang a minor-key rendition of Johnny Cash's 'I Walk the Line', based on a cover of the song by the band Live originally recorded for the 2001 tribute album Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records. Neither Daughtry nor the judges noted the Live version, making it appear to some viewers and critics that Daughtry was trying to pass off the arrangement as his own. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daughtry defended himself, saying 'It wasn't my doing. You say a lot of things in the interview, and when editing gets involved, things get cut out for time constraints. I did mention in my interview that I'm doing a different version from a band I totally respect. The lead singer of Live, Ed Kowalczyk, called me to say, 'Man, don't listen to that.'...It was really cool to get that kind of respect.' On August 2, 2008 at the Tom's River Fest in Tom's River NJ, Daughtry, Kowalczyk, and Live performed Live's rendition of 'I Walk the Line' together.

Chris Daughtry was in the final four on May 10, 2006, and found himself in the bottom two with Katharine McPhee. When asked by host Ryan Seacrest who should be leaving, Cowell expressed that he believed that McPhee should be eliminated. Seacrest then announced that Daughtry was eliminated, which shocked almost everyone. Seacrest asked Daughtry if he was surprised. An obviously stunned Daughtry could only utter, 'A little, yeah.' The media grabbed hold of the surprise elimination and there was some controversy regarding the accuracy of the vote count on the night Daughtry was eliminated. The vote-tallying website DialIdol, however, predicted that Daughtry was the lowest vote-getter for the week. In an interview after his elimination, Daughtry said that he thought he got voted off because his fans were 'overconfident' that he would be safe, so they did not call and vote. Later, he stated the best piece of advice he ever received was, 'Don't believe your own hype,' a possible nod toward his surprise American Idol elimination.

During the Season Five finale on May 24, 2006, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Daughtry performed the song 'Myster'y with the band Live. Live's version of the song was later available for download on the band's profile with Chris Daughtry performing backup vocals.

Post-Idol events After leaving American Idol, Daughtry traveled the talk show circuit, which has become commonplace for non-winners as American Idol progressed through the years. He made appearances on The Tonight Show, Total Request Live, and The Today Show. He also appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in which he performed 'Wanted Dead or Alive'. In a later episode of the show in which Ellen interviewed former presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, who were collaborating on the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund, she even jokingly asked if anything could be done about Chris Daughtry's elimination. Chris Daughtry was asked to audition as the lead vocalist for Fuel and, though incredibly flattered, he declined the offer in order to form his own band. On December 18, 2019, he was named the runner-up on the second season of The Masked Singer.


Daughtry during a United Service Organizations visit to Naval Air Station Sigonella For the week of June 10, 2006, Chris Daughtry's cover of 'Wanted Dead or Alive' charted at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100, being named the Hot Shot Debut of the week. On July 10, 2006, it was announced that Daughtry had signed with 19 Entertainment and RCA Records and began working on an album that was to be released in November. It was also announced that, like season 4 rocker Constantine Maroulis, he would be forming his own band. His band was formed under the name Daughtry, after the singer's last name. The band currently consists of Chris Daughtry, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Andy Waldeck replacing Josh Paul at the end of 2012, and drummer Robin Diaz. In 2012, Elvio Fernandes joined Daughtry playing keyboard and singing backup vocals. Daughtry's debut album was released on November 21, 2006. Chris Daughtry reportedly told US Weekly that the band's album 'would not be... pop.' The first single off Daughtry, 'It's Not Over', was released November 21, 2006. The album reached number one in Billboard Charts with his debut album. He joins Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Scotty McCreery, and Ruben Studdard as the only contestants to reach number one in Billboard 200. The album featured Velvet Revolver and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, who performed the guitar solo on the eventual single 'What I Want'.

Beginning on March 14, 2007, on every episode of American Idol's sixth season's results show, Daughtry's song 'Home' was played every time a participant was knocked out of the competition, as each of the losing contestants was asked to look at their own journeys. Additionally, on the final competition on May 22, 2007, Daughtry performed the song live at the end of the show. It also became the song for the eliminating home team for the 2007 NBA Playoffs. In March, Daughtry performed during the Final Four round of the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. On May 27, 2007 Daughtry performed at the 2007 Indianapolis 500.

On September 19, 2007 on ABC, Viva Las Vegas premiered, which was a tribute to Elvis Presley's career in Las Vegas. Daughtry performed an acoustic version of 'Suspicious Minds'. On November 18, 2007, the band was the winner of multiple awards at the '2007 American Music Awards'. The winning categories were: 1) Pop or Rock: Favorite Album - Daughtry; 2) Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist; 3) Favorite Breakthrough Artist. On December 6, 2007, the band was nominated for four 50th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rock Album for Daughtry, Best Rock Song for 'It's Not Over', Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for 'Home', and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for 'It's Not Over'.

On May 6, 2009, Daughtry performed 'No Surprise', the debut single for their forthcoming album, on American Idol. Chris Daughtry wrote the song with Nickelback vocalist Chad Kroeger. The album on which 'No Surprise' appears, Daughtry's second album titled Leave This Town, was released on July 14, 2009. Chris Daughtry made history with its release by becoming the first American Idol alumnus to have two consecutive number one albums. Leave This Town was the first Daughtry album that they wrote and recorded as a band, as their self-titled album was recorded before the band was officially formed and featured only Chris Daughtry as an official member.

On July 2, 2009, Daughtry performed an acoustic cover of Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' and has received over 25 million views on YouTube.

Daughtry kicked off a tour with Lifehouse and Cavo on August 2, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The final show of the tour was in Tempe, Arizona on October 13, 2009. The band played a show in Chris Daughtry's hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina on November 12, 2009.

On December 31, 2010, Daughtry tweeted that the band will be working on a new album soon. On March 7, 2011, he tweeted that the album sounds nothing like the previous two and will feature a song titled 'Spaceship.' There will be another song on the record called 'Rescue Me', which the band has performed on stage in New Jersey. The album would be released on November 21, 2011, according to Daughtry's Twitter.

Daughtry has written and recorded a song for the soundtrack to the video game Batman: Arkham City. On September 5, 2011, Daughtry tweeted that the song 'Drown In You' is exclusive to the soundtrack and will not be featured on his upcoming album.

On September 15, 2011, Daughtry posted a new song 'Renegade' on his official website. The newest single 'Crawling Back to You' was posted on the website and released on September 19, 2011, from the album Break the Spell.

The first single from their fourth album, Baptized, is 'Waiting for Superman.'

On February 12, 2016, Daughtry released their album It's Not Over...The Hits So Far.

On July 27, 2018, Daughtry released their album Cage to Rattle.

Collaborations In 2008, Chris Daughtry provided vocals on a Sevendust track entitled 'The Past' on their album Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow. He had previously stated he had become friends with the members of the band. Alter Bridge members Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti appear on the same album. In the same year, Chris Daughtry also provides vocals on the Theory of a Deadman song 'By the Wa'y, which is featured on their third album Scars & Souvenirs. Still in 2008, he appeared on the song 'Slow Down' on the album Revelation by Christian rock band Third Day. In 2009, the band Daughtry collaborated with Timbaland on their song 'Long Way Down' from the album Shock Value II. During this time, Chris Daughtry has also co-written three songs with band Day of Fire for their 2010 album 'Losing All', including the track 'Hello Heartache'.

In 2010, he and Jason Wade performed a duet on Lifehouse's fifth studio album Smoke & Mirrors on the song 'Had Enough'. Chris Daughtry also co-wrote the song 'Send Me All Your Angels' for American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen's debut album. He later performed lead vocals on the cover Def Leppard's song 'Photograph' with Carlos Santana on Santana's album called Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time. It was released on September 21, 2010, with a performance on the Dancing with the Stars results show that day.

Acting Daughtry made his acting debut in the 100th episode of CSI: New York.

In March 2015, it was announced that Daughtry would play a rocker with a drug addiction and write original music for a new dramedy, Studio City, though it was announced in May 2015 that the show was not picked up by Fox.

He next portrayed Judas Iscariot in the Biblical live version of The Passion, which aired on March 20, 2016.

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