As the son of Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield) and French singer/songwriter Veronique Sanson, there's no denying that singer/songwriter Chris Stills comes from musical roots. When Chris was a child, his mother taught him how to play the piano, and though he also played drums, it wasn't until Chris was 12 that he picked up the guitar. On the road with Crosby, Stills & Nash one day, one of the band's guitar techs put a spare guitar in the young Stills' hands and -- upon teaching him some simple chords and a song -- Chris was hooked. His parents divorced in 1978, and at 13 he went to live with his mother in Paris. He attended the renowned American School while there, and at 16 Chris wrote his first song, "If I Were a Mountain."