On His New Album, Portland Country Singer Chuck Westmoreland Aims for Radio-Friendly Rock
Portland is not a country music town. That hasn’t stopped Chuck Westmoreland from making some of the most raw and disarming country rock the region has heard in years. Formerly the frontman of synth-pop outfit the Kingdom, Westmoreland pivoted on his self-titled 2016 record to the role of a damaged yet hopeful songwriter who found inspiration in heartbreak, his wife’s battle with cancer and city-slicker dreams of life on the range.