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CHRIS AUGUST UNWRAPS THE VIDEO FOR “CANDY WRAP” TODAY, OFFERING FANS ONE OF THE NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR’S MOST REQUESTED SONGS

Both The Music Video And Song Available At iTunes May 17




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NEWS SOURCE: Warner Music Nashville
May 16, 2011

Nashville, TN – (May 16, 2011) — Fervent Records’ reigning Dove Awards “New Artist of the Year” Chris August is unwrapping the music video for “Candy Wrap” on CCM’s popular website NewReleaseTuesday.com today, May 16. Directed by August and Fervent Records’ Kellyn Bailey and starring well over 60 types of candy, the video will be featured exclusively on the site for 24 hours. Beginning Tuesday, May 17 the video will be available at iTunes. View the sugar rush here

A fun, light-hearted song about loving all types of candy, “Candy Wrap” is one of the Texas native’s most requested songs and a fan-favorite.

"All of my songs come from an honest place and well... ‘Candy Wrap’ was inspired by my love for candy, all varieties that is. I don’t discriminate!" laughs August. "I started playing this song live and the audience loved it. So I recorded it for fun, and even shot a music video. I hope my fans enjoy it and join me in the candy wrap. Reese's anyone?"

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 Away that 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 “7x70,” 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 additional information, please log on to: www.chrisaugustmusic.com, www.myspace.com/chrisaugustmusic, or www.twitter.com/ChrisAugust.

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