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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. He has been named Dallas’ Best Musician and Best Local Singer by the Dallas Voice, and was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Michael Terry Singer/Songwriter People’s Choice Award.
As a recognized musician, Chris has performed for audiences around the country. He has been a featured entertainer at the Capital Pride Festival in Washington DC, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, Dallas Arts District Block Parties and House of Blues Dallas to name a few. He can often be found performing at numerous charity and fund raising events, and has shared the stage with artists such as Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, and Yolanda Adams.
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, followed in 2018 by the releases of “Visible” and “Love Me”. His new original “Into The Wild” is set to be released in August, 2019. When not performing, Chris has been hard at work writing new music and anticipates releasing an EP album later this year.
Currently Chris can be found performing weekly at Alexandre's Bar in Dallas, as well at various venues with his band, Blind Date Band. Chris and his band are available for booking at clubs, weddings, as well as corporate and charity events.
"or dabbing your eyes because of all the "dust" that seems to swirl when the beautiful and inspirational voice of Chris Chism soars across the stage..."
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"The selection of Chris Chism as our readers' favorite musician might at first seem unusual, since Chris is best known for his spiritual performances (he's assistant director of music and worship at Cathedral of Hope.). But then again, all you have to do is hear him sing and you totally get his appeal.