Chris August‘s The Maker debuted April 7. The third studio album from the Dove Award-winning Male Vocalist of the Year, reveals a deeper side of the artist who swept the Dove Awards following his debut in 2011. A skateboarding accident in 2012 could have claimed his life; instead, it launched a period of personal growth and spiritual maturity that courses through each track on The Maker, which largely came together while Chris was touring with labelmates and friends, Big Daddy Weave, who witnessed first-hand the work God was doing in Chris’ life–work that underscored much of The Maker.
“We’ve known Chris August for a while now, and I’ve always been a fan of his music but in this last season to walk through life a little bit with him I see where so many of the songs on this record have come from,” says Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave. “God has done some really great things in his life. To me this is his best record to date and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see and hear what we’ve been hearing from our friend for the last couple of years.”
For the rest of the world, the wait is over. The title track and lead single are generating significant traction, already breaking the top 15 at AC Radio. It was produced by the revered and multiple award-winning Ed Cash, The Maker is also garnering critical acclaim industry-wide.
Chris’s impact will continue to spread as he tours in support of the album throughout the spring and summer. He is also gearing up for a historic moment in any musician’s life–his debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18. Click HERE for full tour listing and dates.