ARTIST OF THE DAY
Chris Augut is a native of Dallas, Texas, and though relatively new to Christian music, is a veteran of the music industry. Before releasing his Christian debut in 2010, he toured as a keyboardist for Ashlee Simpson and other mainstream artists.
Skillz: Chris is a self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer.
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.
His new album The Upside of Down (released this August, of course) is more focussed on faith than any previous projects. Shortly before finishing the project, Chris was in a severe skateboarding accident that nearly killed him. When he woke up in a hospital, Chris was struck by how quickly life can be taken away and that fuels his passion now, more than ever.
Awards: In 2011, Christ scored 3 Dove Awards: New Artist OTY, Male Vocalist OTY & Pop/Contemporary Recorded Album OTY.
Fun Fact: August is actually Chris' middle name.
Album: The Upside of Down
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