- His father, country singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet, was once married to Dolly Parton's sister Freida.
- The third of six children. Says he was named Chord because he's the third child in his family and "there are three notes in a chord, so my parents figured, why not?"
- Played mandolin onstage during one of his father's concerts at age 4.
- Brother Nash is the lead guitarist in the rock band Hot Chelle Rae.
- Modeled for Gap and Famous Footwear as a teen.
- Made movie debut in the 2009 Joe Dante thriller The Hole and TV debut in a 2009 episode of iCarly; also appeared in the Web series Private.