Chris August, the self-taught pianist, guitarist and producer and three-time Dove Award winning artist began his journey into the music industry as an artist signed to Geffen Records, and spent his first few years opening for and playing keys for Ashlee Simpson.
During his time in the mainstream music arena, he was able to co-write and work with names like Brian McKnight, Babyface, Jessica Simpson and more. After a worldwide tour, countless television appearances and performances, the Dallas native felt the call back home to pursue his love of Christian music and songwriting. His first single, “Starry Night” off his Fervent Records’ debut, No Far Away, quickly rose to #1. In 2011, he won three GMA Dove Awards including New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. In 2012, Chris released The Upside of Down which landed him at the # 1 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The Maker, hailed by CHRISTIAN REVIEW MAGAZINE as “by far one of the best CCM albums of the year” and his “Strongest effort to date” by NEW RELEASE TODAY, was released in 2015. His latest single “Pieces” released August 24, 2016.