He grew up in the blue-collar town of Stockton as the son of a forklift operator. Borrowing his brother’s guitar, Chris Isaak taught himself how to play and started writing songs as a teenager. He found early inspiration in country musicians, such as Hank Williams, who his father liked to listen to on the radio.
His 1989 album, Heart Shaped World, became a hit on the Billboard charts and earned Isaak widespread fame. Now an accomplished musician and actor, Chris Isaak maintains a vigorous touring schedule, stars in critically acclaimed films, and released his brand-new album, called Beyond the Sun.