The midwest seems like an unlikely place to grow a budding Pop-R&B recording artist, but Chad Sharp is used to not fitting the mold. Not only is the farmland of South Dakota and Minnesota is the last place you would expect to find an artist like this, but he also writes and produces all of his own material. 'My music is about real events that take place in my life. I may do pop music, but I'm not manufactured,' Sharp explains. 'I don't think people expect to hear music like mine coming from the Midwest.' Sharp's style is a unique blend of his influences that range from 70's R&B to the dance and pop music of today. Sharp is involved in every aspect of his music career. He handles all duties from writing to promotion. 'I am a true independent artist. I am very much a do-it-yourself type of an artist,' Sharp adds. In today's lipsync heavy world of pop music, Sharp also finds a way to set himself apart. He sings live. He says although people expect pop artists to fill stadiums and be plastered all over MTV, he likes to be connected to music fans. 'There is nothing better than doing a show at a coffee shop somewhere and seeing the faces and meeting the people,' Sharp says. 'My shows are me and my keyboard. It's all about the music and the songs.' Having every aspect of his career within reach, it only seems right to have his new CD called, 'Personal.' The 15 song collection is a snapshot of the last 2 years of his life. 'I have had many changes in my life over the last year or so. Just like everyone, I have my ups and downs. This CD is my thoughts put out there for everyone to see,' he says. 'Personal' is the first solo CD that Sharp has released of his own on his independent label, C-Sharp Productions. The project is worldwide online and will also be available at Sharp's live performances. Sharp said he is planning a tour of the upper Midwest to support the release of the CD. 'I want to get out and meet the fans, so I will be doing a tour of small venues like coffee shops,' he explains. 'That let's me tell the stories of the songs, so people can hopefully relate.' Sharp's musical journey began when he was in 3rd grade. His parents bought him a keyboard for Christmas, and from then on, he was hooked. After years of teaching himself how to play, he then began getting into music production gear and producing his own songs. Then while he was still in high school, Sharp started his label and production company by helping regional artists record their CD's. So when you think of a unique artist, think of Chad Sharp....a pop artist from America's heartland with real songs and real talent.