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THE STARS ARE ALIGNING FOR CHRIS AUGUST AS HIS SMASH N0. 1 SINGLE

“STARRY NIGHT” IS THE MOST PLAYED SINGLE IN CHRISTIAN MUSIC

August’s debut single tops both the Christian AC Monitored Chart and the National Christian Audience Chart this week


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NEWS SOURCE: Warner Music Nashville
November 4, 2010

Nashville, TN / November 4, 2010 – The stars are aligning for Fervent Records' hot debut artist Chris August whose smash single “Starry Night” secured the No. 1 spot on both the Christian AC Monitored Chart and the National Christian Audience Chart this week, making the song the most played single in the Christian format, reaching over 7.5 million fans. Not to mention, August is the first new artist to reach No. 1 at Christian AC Monitored with a debut single in over three years. "Starry Night" has been in the Top 10 for the past 13 consecutive weeks on the Christian Soundscan digital tracks, selling well over 70,000 digital singles to date. “Starry Night” is from August’s debut album No Far Away, which is proving to be one of the highest selling new artist releases this year in the genre.

With Christian radio and fans going starry-eyed over Chris August, the positive buzz keeps coming in.

“This is a new artist with intense staying power. Someday we’ll all be saying ‘remember when?’ ”
-Sarah Taylor, KCMS

“Chris August has the amazing ability to write songs that not only do you hum along to but impacts you in a deep and meaningful way. Starry Night has connected with our audience in this way from the very beginning.”
-Ben Milton, WGTS

“Starry Night has been one of those special songs that come along seemingly out of nowhere and connect deeply with our target audience, the song has tested awesome from the first test and continues to do so.”
-Kris Love, WYLV and WDLF

"There are so many singer/songwriter out there.... here comes one that can finally deliver.”
-Corey Mann, LESEA Broadcasting

Currently, August is playing shows all across the country in support of the new album and is gearing up to join multi-platinum group Point Of Grace on their upcoming 2010 “Home For The Holidays” Christmas tour and then will join the highly anticipated Winter Jam 2011 Tour.

While he may be considered a "new" artist, Fervent Records' newly signed singer-songwriter Chris August is anything but a rookie in the music industry. The self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer 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 his solo career. Chris, a native of Dallas, Texas, put his refined skill set to work when he co-produced his debut record with acclaimed producer Ed Cash. While he is not one to shy away from writing about his faith, Chris isn't afraid to embrace relationships and heartache in his songwriting. Chris cites influences such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and Gavin DeGraw who all contributed to the polished pop/rock sound that is sure to resonate with all who listen.

For additional information, please log on to: www.chrisaugustmusic.com, www.myspace.com/chrisaugustmusic or www.twitter.com/ChrisAugust

About Word Entertainment A leader in the music industry for 59 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Point Of Grace, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Group 1 Crew, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, Mark Schultz and Big Daddy Weave and is home to Word Distribution, Word Print, The Breen Agency, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Fervent Records and Myrrh Records.

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