ESTEVAN, Sask. – With a music career spanning two decades, Estevan-born Chris Henderson continues to captivate audiences with intimate performances and his deeply relatable original music. The former Estevan Idol winner recently joined the SUN 102 morning show to discuss his latest single and share fond memories of the Estevan Fair, now known as the Energy City Ex.

"Wish My Heart" was born from a conversation Henderson had with a friend who expressed frustration over her choices in relationships. "I wish my heart had a brain," she lamented, a sentiment that struck a chord with Henderson. Within 24 hours, he had crafted the song, channelling the raw emotion and vulnerability of his friend's experience.

The single features powerhouse vocalist Khanida Taylor from Regina, whose soulful depth enriches the track. Henderson recorded their vocals in his home studio, while musicians from across North America including Nashville, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Edmonton, contributed remotely. Looking ahead, Henderson plans to release more new music over the next year, building on the success of "Wish My Heart."

As Estevan gears up for the Energy City Ex from June 14-16, Henderson fondly recalled his roots and early career milestones. "Oh boy, I’ve probably got more suppressed memories than I can recall. But you know, the first thing that comes to mind is being on that Zipper ride, my stuff falling out of my pockets, and screaming like a small child when I was probably 17 years old," he chuckled.

Winning the Estevan Idol Contest at the Estevan Fair (Energy City Ex) was a pivotal moment as well, launching his singing career. "It was one of the first contests I won early in my singing career, kick-starting my journey in the southeast corner," Henderson reflected.

Twenty years later, Henderson has released four albums, performed hundreds of shows, and now offers "Wish My Heart" on all major streaming platforms. For more information visit his website