If it sounds like Chri knows what he's writng about, it's because he does. You don't grow up in the coal mining towns of Eastern Kentucky without living the tougher way of life, and I should know. His lyrics might be more simple than the lryics of Darrell Scott and the likes, but you can count on them being the truth. On the little Victtories album he says, he's a "bring it on, get her done, don't run SOB, times are tough, but they ain't got nothing on me". He means it. Every last word.