Up-and-coming artist Chris Chism is a talented singer/songwriter who has a natural way of crossing cultural and generational barriers to reach people through his music. Chris is also the Contemporary Music Director at Cathedral of Hope in Dallas. Besides his original music, he also performs covers of artists such as Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Adele, to name a only few who have influenced his Unique style.
Chris has performed for audiences around the country and has made musical appearances with Yolanda Adams at the nation’s capital for the National Global Peace Festival. He was also named Dallas' Best Musician by the Dallas Voice.
As a recognized musician, he has performed for numerous charity and fund raising events, sharing the stage with artists like Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Over the last few years, Chris has used his gospel upbringing, along with his own personal life experiences, to compose and perform uplifting and inspirational music, such as his popular "Don't Stay There." The single “Don't Stay There” was released April 30, 2016 in a concert with nationally recognized YouTube sensation, Steve Grand. In Chris's words, “The deeply personal song, especially the second verse, addresses issues such as insecurity and depression. Issues that everyone can relate to on some level.” In November Chris released the music video for "Don't Stay There", which caught over 20,000 views in just a few weeks. The song was also featured in the documentary "2nd Chances." Chris's second single "Deadbolt" was released in 2017.
Most recently Chris was invited to sing at the Capital Pride Festival in Washington, DC, Was the featured performer for the Dallas Museum of Art's Late Night Series/Summer Block Party, and performed at Bass Performance Hall for Black Tie Dinner: On Stage. Also in June 2018 Chris released his new original single "Visible", with more new music to be released in the near future.
Currently Chris performs weekly at Alexandre's Bar in Dallas. Whenever possible, Chris loves to perform with his Band, "the Blind Date Band". Chris often relates the story of how the Band Got it's Name, as the first time they played a Gig Together none of the members Had met before that night. ThE Gig Went so well That they became His regular band, and the name stuck. When he's not performing ChRis has been hard at work writing new original music and anticipates releasing an EP album later this year.