Chris Sligh Empty Me

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor, www.watchgmctv.com
Posted: Wed, 04/02/2008 - 20:50

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CHRIS SLIGH TAKES OVER CHRISTIAN AC RADIO WITH EMPTY ME
Nationwide 55 City Promo Tour Takes Him to Dallas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, NYC and More!

NASHVILLE, TN – 3/18/08 – As the current American Idol season moves forward with their top 12, Season 6 finalist Chris Sligh's debut single Empty Me is making a huge impact at Christian AC radio and Sligh is pounding the pavement all across the U.S. In just 4 weeks after being the #1 Most Added track of the week, the single has debuted in the R&R AC Top 30 (#29 Monitor and #30 Indicator) with 32 stations already spinning it. Empty Me is New and Active at R&R CHR as well, all of which gives great momentum to Sligh's solo debut, Running Back to You,which will bow nationally on May 6th on Brash Music.

With 25 cities still remaining on his promo tour, Sligh has already made 30 stops in several markets including Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, Houston, Baltimore, D.C., Tulsa and his hometown of Greenville where his visits included the K-LOVE morning show at The Rivers Ranch, various top morning radio shows, and TV opps including Good Day Dallas, the CW Network show The Daily Buzz, Good Day Tulsa, FOX 45 Baltimore's Morning News, CBN News, XM Satellite Radio and more. He also hit Los Angeles where he taped a performance for an upcoming episode of Idol Extra where he was interviewed by Access Hollywood, EXTRA, Fox News, In Touch Weekly and others. This week Sligh will hit the Big Apple and visit Star 99.1 as well as BETTER TV, Beliefnet.com and ABC Radio, with upcoming cities to include Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis and Birmingham.

Needless to say, feedback on Sligh and his single is nothing less than stellar. WONU/Chicago's Seth Herd recently stated that the "Chris Sligh album is really, really good. After a few listens, I'm putting it up there as one of the best albums I've heard this year, secular or Christian."

After nearly 2 hours on the air with Jeff Cruz and the WPOZ morning show in Orlando, visiting with the staff and attending their weekly Bible study, Cruz remarked, "It was amazing! I have since been listening to the whole CD Running Back to You and it is truly one of the most complete Christian projects I have ever heard. It actually reminds me of the debut from Casting Crowns. Every single song could be a huge hit and if early reaction to Empty Me is any indication, several of them will!"

Named as one of Entertainment Weekly's "Best Idol Auditions Ever," (http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,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 blendof talent, humor, confidence, and unpredictability led to an exchange with Simon Cowell that delighted the other judges, host Ryan Seacrest, and much of America. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3LHQRTFTj8&feature=related). Now an official American Idol commentator for Entertainment Weekly online, Sligh operates on a three week rotating schedule with two other commentators (Jon Peter Lewis and Nadia Turner), Sligh has written commentaries through the lens of his experiences onAmerican Idol; from comments about the singers, the judges, the set, and more, including any relatable anecdotes or stories from personal Idol experiences. Check them out at: http://www.ewonline.com.

For more information on Sligh, and to hear songs from his debut, go to http://www.myspace.com/chrissligh.

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