Archive for ‘Chris August’

July 1, 2012

Chris August Connects with “Center Of It,” Pulling In 64 Stations In Just Two Weeks at Radio

Lead Single from Much-Anticipated New Project Now Available at iTunes® 


Forthcoming Album, The Upside of Down, to Land on August 21st

Nashville, TN, June 20, 2012: As the lead single from the appropriately dubbed The Upside of Down-due out August 21st-“Center Of It” is certainly the new center of attention at Christian radio. As Chris August continues to recover from an April skateboarding accident that left him hospitalized, the Dove Award winner had both Christian AC and CHR’s most-added single in its debut week for “Center Of It.” The single is being played at 64 stations so far, receiving support from an impressive 57 total stations in its first week impacting radio. Additionally, the song, co-produced by August and Ian Eskelin, is now available via iTunes®, where it debuted in the Top 10 on the Christian & Gospel Songs chart.

The upcoming release of his second Fervent Records project, The Upside of Down, has planted high hopes within August to reach people and encourage them to live for something greater than themselves. “I’m excited for people to hear these songs and my hope is that their lives are impacted by them,” he says. “I wanted to write songs that could speak to each and every person and would ultimately point them to Jesus. I hope you can hear the hard work that went in to make this record the very best. I’m so proud to share this with everyone.”

The album’s title parallels his recent skateboarding accident in which he embraced the ‘upside of down’ and was humbled by the healing process over the last couple of months’ events. August explains the symbolism of his new album title: “Even in the ‘down’ part of life, I’ve had such intimate moments with friends being at my house and lifting me in prayer; I’m really connecting with Christ on a new level. I couldn’t ask for anything else through all this!”

After missing a handful of tour dates this spring due to his injuries, August was able to finish out several sell-out shows with MercyMe in May. This summer, he’s playing many festivals including FishFest 2012, Creation Northeast and Northwest, and many more. For more information on August’s upcoming tour dates, please visit www.chrisaugustmusic.com.

September 22, 2011

Chris August adds ‘Living Room’ tour to summer fun for K-LOVE

 

Fervent Records’ multi-award winning artist Chris August has always loved spending his few days of summer vacation at home surrounded by friends. But, this summer he joined K-LOVE in honoring special families by filling his days off with intimate performances at their homes as part of his first “Living Room” tour. K-LOVE listeners had the unique opportunity to win one of only five intimate concerts for a local family in need or a family with a unique story, spreading the neighborhood ministry. Traveling nationwide the week of 8/22, August lent his talents to celebrate with and encourage communities in Indianapolis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and Denver. The performance in Oklahoma City was not the typical family living room as the show was held at Fort Sill army base with about 30 soldiers and their families. The highlight of the day was when K-LOVE winner Bruce Chim presented August with personalized army fatigues and a plaque to commemorate his performance. The concert crowds ranged in size from an intimate group of 20 to a full on block party with over 350 neighbors gathered around to see August’s live performance featuring his smash hits “Starry Night” and “7×70” as well as his current single “Battle.” These fan-favorite tunes are from his award-winning debut albumNo Far Away co-produced by August and Ed Cash and available everywhere now.

“It was an amazing experience,” Chris August stated, “I can’t say enough about how much it blessed me to be a part of these peoples lives.”

August will be playing a whole different string of venues this Fall as he opens for David Crowder*Band on their upcoming nationwide 33-city farewell tour, “The 7 Tour.” The tour kicks off on 9/28 in Austin, TX, and will wrap on 11/13 in Jackson, MS.

Fervent Records’ Chris August is quickly becoming a favorite in the CCM genre. With an impressive sweep at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards, he earned awards for “New Artist of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year,” adding him to an elite group of only three artists in the history of the show who have received both awards. He also claimed the nod for “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year” for his debut album No Far Awaythat he co-produced with acclaimed producer Ed Cash. The album delivered August’s debut single “Starry Night,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian/AC chart in September and stayed put for six weeks as well as the hit follow-up single “7×70,” launching this self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer as an artist in his own right. Featuring a resonant collection of soulful pop-rock sing-alongs, touching balladry, and heart-on-sleeve lyricism, No Far Away has become the best-selling New Artist project released in 2010. A native of Dallas, TX, August previously toured as the keyboard player and opening act for pop sensation Ashlee Simpson and worked with Ryan Cabrera, Brian McKnight, and Jessica Simpson before shifting his focus to a solo career.

For more information and additional tour dates on Chris August, visitwww.ChrisAugustMusic.com.