Christopher August Megert (born March 20, 1982) is an American Contemporary Christian musician who performs under the stage name Chris August. He began recording as a secular musician before switching to Christian music. His song "Starry Night" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart in 2010/2011. He was nominated at the 2011 Dove Awards in five categories, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year.

Music career

August began recording music in his early teens after his father built a studio in their home in Garland, Texas. He became a Christian when he turned 15 years old and began to record music. August continued to practice and release his first self-produced album A Beautiful Thing as a 22-year-old under the name Chris Megert and the Love Jones. The album was found by Ryan Cabrera who guided August to a new manager, Jessica Simpson's father Joe Simpson. August landed a contract with Geffen Records and he moved to Los Angeles in 2005. He helped with producing records for Brian McKnight and Jessica Simpson as well as playing keyboards on Ashlee Simpson's tour; he also played as the opening act on Ashlee Simpson's tour. August's contract with Geffen fell through while they were renegotiating his contract so he went back home to Texas. While at home, he decided to stop working on secular projects and began to work solely on Christian music. August wrote the song "Starry Night" as a demo and he received a contract from Word Records. He recorded the album No Far Away in 2010 and the song was released as a single that year. The album peaked at No. 15 on the Christian Albums charts and No. 9 on the Heatseeker Albums. The single hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart and it reached No. 21 on Billboard's Heatseeker Songs. When the song topped the Christian AC Monitored chart, it was the first debut single to reach No. 1 in over three years. His second single was "7x70" which is a song about forgiveness following his parents' divorce when he was a fifth grade student. August toured to support the album, first opening for Point of Grace for a twelve-night tour. He joined the Winter Jam 2011 national tour along with Newsboys and Francesca Battistelli in 45 cities. August received five Dove Award nominations in 2011: New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, subsequently winning New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Album of the Year.

Personal Life

August married Katelin Cummings on February 6, 2016.

Awards

GMA Dove Awards

Discography

No Far Away (2010) The Upside of Down (2012) The Maker (2015)

References

External links

Official website

Albums & Songs

Seasons Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Pieces - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Maker Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Just the Same (Studio Series Performance Track) - - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Drop Your Stone (Studio Series Performance Track) - - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Something (Studio Series Performance Track) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
He's Still Here (Studio Series Performance Track) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Maker (Studio Series Performance Track) - - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Christmas - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Discount Song - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Unashamed of You (Studio Series Performance Track) - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Unashamed of You - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
You Are (Radio Edit) [feat. Chris August] - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Restore (Studio Series Performance Track) - - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Upside of Down Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
He Said (Feat. Chris August) [Studio Series Performance Track] - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
No Far Away (Deluxe Edition) Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Starry Night (Studio Series Performance Track) - - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
7x70 (Studio Series Performance Track) - - EP Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
No Far Away Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes