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Chris Pryor and The Main Event Hit the Ground Running with Debut Single

Nicole Brice

Jul 5, 2024

Chris Pryor & The Main Event melds classic rock riffs with soulful country vibes for a solid first release.

Louisiana-based country band Chris Pryor & The Main Event released their debut single via a lyric video today, and the full release is coming next week. Written by Chris Pryor and Kenny Kleinpeter, “Just Take a Look at Me” perfectly blends country and classic rock reflecting the band’s Southern roots. With Chris Pryor’s heartfelt vocals, the emotion in each word is so deep that it connects with the listener on a profound level, evoking a sense of empathy for the song's narrator.

Just Take a Look at Me by Chris Pryor & The Main Event

Coming from someone who does not prefer to listen to country music, I enjoy this song.  Now, this is just my interpretation of it, but you can interpret the lyrics as you will … it’s the story of a guy down on his luck at the bar on another lonely night when he sees an angelic woman enter. He is instantly drawn to her beauty and tells her how he could be the right man for her from across the room in his thoughts. The song ends as the night is ending, and he's bringing her home, and the narrator finally gets the woman to indeed look at him.

Chris Pryor has said of the creative process for how the song came together, “I began writing the song in 2021. It sat dormant for two years, and then in January of 2023, I handed it over to Kenny to try to develop a country rock concept for the song. He finished the third verse and created a demo, and we didn’t touch it again until January of 2024. We began recording it on March 9th, 2024, and spent two weeks back and forth in the studio for all the sessions.”

Chris Pryor of Chris Pryor & The Main Event
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Recorded by Faith Pierce in her home studio in Baton Rouge for a Berklee College of Music Project and mastered by Audiosmith Studio in Prairieville, “Just Take a Look at Me” is a solid first effort for this up-and-coming group.

“The inspiration for the song was my lack of ability to write upbeat, high-energy music, and I set out to write just that with this song. Usually, my writing consists of slower-tempo country songs, and with this song, I wanted a more 'rock' style,” says Pryor.

Formed in 2022, Chris Pryor & The Main Event has been a forceful presence in the local cover band music scene. Now, with the debut of their first song of original material, they are showing that they are more than just a band that can sing others’ music. The line-up includes Chris Pryor (Lead Vocals and Harmonica), Kenny Kleinpeter (Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals), Bill Ourso (Bass Guitar and Backup Vocals), Hal Higgins (Steel Guitar and Backup Vocals), David Averett (Keys), and Jory Chauvin (Drums). 

“The studio opened our creativity, so we now have 14 more songs to work up, and we are taking our next single, 'Nothing Without You,' into the studio later this month.  We plan to release a new single every two months until we have enough to release our first EP.” 


"Just Take a Look at Me" is a promising start for Chris Pryor & The Main Event. I eagerly anticipate their future creations and the unique blend of country and rock they will bring to the music scene. The new single officially drops on July 12, 2024, so be sure to add it to your list of songs to check out NOW. In the meantime, check out the new lyric video below.

The song has also been accepted for James Gilmore’s "Made In Tiger Country" show on 100.7 The Tiger WTGE, which airs on Sundays between 6pm - 7pm, so be sure to try and catch it then.  The official release party for "Just Take a Look at Me" is scheduled for July 12, 2024 at Little Nashville Dance Hall in Denham Springs with the party kicking off at 9pm. 

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