Chris Daughtry is Moving On Up

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To a bigger house, that is -- in addition to the most-downloaded charts. AIW has learned that Chris is moving from his small hometown of McLeansville, N.C., to a bigger town and house.

Chris & Deanna Daughtry

The 26-year-old American Idol sensation, who finished fourth on this year's Fox talent competition despite of being considered one of, if not the most talented performer the show has ever produced, has moved to Oak Ridge, N.C. The town has a population of about 4,000 and is located north of Greensboro.

Daughtry and his wife, Deanna, paid $690,000 for a four-bedroom, 3,782-square foot home with a swimming pool and a putting green on a little more than an acre of land. McLeansville, also in Guilford County, N.C., has one barbershop, one grocery store and no gas stations.

"If you look at the houses here, and the type of people here, they're very upscale business people, and they're going to go about their daily life," said area resident Steve Spalding, who works in the summer child care program at Oak Ridge Elementary.

The raw-voiced rocker has been signed to a record contract and is on tour at present with the rest of his American Idol cohorts. Last month, RCA Records announced that Daughtry had signed to work alongside music mogul Clive Davis, with plans to produce an album by the end of the year.

Daughtry has been married to Deanna since November 2000. They live with their step-daughter, Hannah Price, born to Deanna in July 1998, and their adopted son, Griffin Daughtry, born in January 2000.

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