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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
July 24, 2008

Chris Sligh NASHVILLE, TN, July 24, 2008..... As his debut CD, Running Back to You garners its first top 10 single with “Empty Me,” (#9 R&R AC Monitor – #5 Most Increased song), AMERICAN IDOL finalist Chris Sligh is readying himself to hit the road to support both, as well as his next single, “Arise.” In addition, he will perform live on The 700 Club on Tuesday, July 29th.

Sligh’s first stop before launching his headlining Back to School Tour, will be “Idol Camp” in Southern California. Idol Camp was created for kids who want to be singer/songwriters, and enslists former “Idols” each summer to participate in teaching music classes, host open mic sessions, showcases, as well as extra curricular activities including arts and crafts, motor sports, paintball, soccer, archery, swimming and more.

With a desire to work directly with his friends at Christian radio, Sligh took it upon himself to reach out to stations across the country to partner with him on his Back to School Tour. Hitting about 30 cities, sponsor stations will share in the expense and any spoils directly with Sligh, something rarely done in the music industry on a regular basis. The tour will kick off on August 15th in Austin, TX and hit markets including Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Washington D.C. and more. For a full tour listing please see below, and for regular updates go to

“From 'Empty Me' to 'Arise,' we can't wait to see Chris' amazing music come to life on stage! WCQR is very thankful to play a part of such an incredible ministry." commented Chalmer Harper, PD at WCQR in Johnson City, TN, who is bringing Sligh in on the Back to School tour.

As Sligh’s debut CD, Running Back to You became one of the best-selling Christian album on iTunes®, the project that has wowed critics from USA Today to also had the highest debut on Christian SoundScan in it’s first week as well. Named as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Best Idol Auditions Ever,” (,,20007164_20008532_20174767,00.html), Sligh auditioned for American Idol more or less on a whim. To his surprise, his performance swept him onto a fast track to the final rounds. His willingness to take chances, his ironic wit, and his startlingly powerful vocals embedded him into the popular imagination, while his distinctive blend of talent, humor, confidence, and unpredictability led to an exchange with Simon Cowell that delighted the other judges, host Ryan Seacrest, and much of America. ( ). An official American Idol commentator for Entertainment Weekly online during this past season, Sligh operated on a three week rotating schedule with two other commentators (Jon Peter Lewis and Nadia Turner), and wrote funny and informative commentaries through the lens of his experiences on American Idol.

For more information on Sligh go to

About Brash Music Brash Music is an eclectic independent record label based in Atlanta, Georgia, founded on the belief that the opportunity in the music business lies between a vast, eager talent pool and a need for fresh perspective. We address that need by operating from a set of core values that emphasize our commitment to integrity, transparency with our artists, innovation, efficiency and financial prudence. Our mission is to passionately deliver quality music in a way that is profitable for all involved. For more information about Brash Music, visit

CHRIS SLIGH TOUR ITINERARY (all dates subject to change)

Fri-Aug 15, 2008 Kyle TX Hays ISD Performing Arts Center
Sat-Aug 16, 2008 Moore OK First Baptist Church - Moore
Sun-Aug 17, 2008 Ponca City OK First Baptist Church - Ponca City
Thu-Aug 21, 2008 Bowling Green KY Back to School Tour/ Living Hope Baptist Church
Sat-Aug 23, 2008 Kansas City MO Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City Royals
Mon-Aug 25, 2008 Tigerville SC Turner Chapel/ North Greenville University
Thu-Aug 28, 2008 Kingsport TN Indian Springs Baptist Church
Fri-Aug 29, 2008 Fredericksburg VA Fredericksburg Christian High School
Sat-Aug 30, 2008 Atlanta GA Celebrate Freedom
Sun-Aug 31, 2008 Tipton PA Last Blast of Summer
Fri-Sep 05, 2008 Windsor, Ontario Canad Chrysler Theatre
Sat-Sep 06, 2008 Ledyard CT Ledyard Fair
Sun-Sep 07, 2008 Uncasville CT Calvery Chapel
Sat-Sep 13, 2008 Taledega AL Ritz Theatre
Fri-Sep 19, 2008 Bluefield WV The Wade Center
Sat-Sep 20, 2008 Shippensburg PA Shippensburg Community Fairgrounds
Sun-Sep 21, 2008 Parkersburg WV New Hope Baptist Church
Wed-Sep 24, 2008 Flowery Branch GA Chestnut Mountain Church
Sun-Sep 28, 2008 Littleton CO Ambassador Church

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