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Chris Lane has one of the best Instagram accounts of any country artist out there. He’s constantly sharing hilarious memes he’s found in between action shots of him onstage and video of him playing hoops before a show or chilling on the beach.

My Happy Place!!🙌🏻 Where is your Happy Place?

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Sprinkled in Chris’s social media mix, however, you’ll find a steady series of posts sharing little quotes about his faith. A recent one he posted says, “When you have a relationship with God, everything else will work itself out.”

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Another says, “When your plan isn’t working out, know that God is working out something better. Trust Him.” And here’s another one of our favorites …

Boom 🙌🏻

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These quotes give us a glimpse into Chris’s faith, which got its start when he was growing up in North Carolina.

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“Honestly, I grew up going to church,” Chris tells Rare Country. “My family, we were in church every Sunday morning, every Sunday night, every Wednesday. My parents were pretty strict about that.”

Having that foundation of faith is something Chris appreciates now, but it took him some time to appreciate the value of that time spent in church.

Says Chris, “When you’re a kid, it’s hard to appreciate that because you want to be out playing in the yard or whatever it may be. The older I get, the more I realize and the closer relationship I have with the Lord, you truly realize if you put Him first, things will work out how they’re supposed to.”

Chris really had his faith put to the test for the first time when an injury ended his dreams of pursuing a career as a professional baseball player Needless to say, he was crushed, realizing that chapter of his life was closed.

“That was my dream. That’s what I’d worked for my whole life,” he tells us. “I was really bummed out over that. I didn’t know what the heck I was going to do.”

With his baseball dreams behind him, Chris began to focus on his other love — music. He started a band and eventually made the move to Nashville. Now, Chris has several hits under his belt, including the No. 1 smash, “Fix,” as well as his collaboration with pop star Tori Kelly on “Take Back Home Girl.” This life he’s living is something Chris never could have imagined when he had to say goodbye to his baseball dreams.

Chris says, “It just goes to show all along He had a different plan that I had no clue was going to happen. I am so thankful for that.”

As Chris moves from city to city playing shows on his “Take Back Home” headlining tour, he has his faith to keep him centered.

“Without a doubt. I have devotionals that I carry with me all the time that are my favorites,” he says. “It’s an easy way to stay grounded.”

The man who made Chris go to church all the time as a kid still has a role in keeping him focused on his faith, too.

“If I didn’t stay grounded, I would be running from my dad. He’s still pretty strict and would try to beat me!” Chris says with a laugh.

You can keep up with Chris’s busy tour schedule at IAmChrisLane.com.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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