Chris August's song, "Restore," off the album The Upside of Down (August 21, 2012), is a great reminder of how God can restore our lives in a time of need. "While I was out touring, I kept having people come up and tell me how much this song meant to them. Many of the stories were about a husband and wife not giving up on their marriage. I was so encouraged every time someone would tell me this. Not because it was a song that I had written that helped them, but to know that people are really leaning on God to restore them in a time of need," Chris explains. "After hearing this over and over I knew I wanted to write a song about it. That’s how "Restore" started."
He continues, "I kept thinking about how our society makes it so easy to just quit. I’ve seen billboards advertising quick and cheap divorces. I’m sure some people are starting to wonder, ‘What is the point of committing considering it seems like most marriages don’t work out in the end?’ This is why I felt like this song had to be on this record. We need to be reminded that God wants to heal us. He wants us to fight for it and not to give up. The enemy is going to try and divide up the family. He’s going to use our weaknesses. He will make it seem like there is no way we could ever fix what went wrong. The good news is that God is bigger than our weaknesses and He can heal even the most broken heart. So in a time when it feels like nobody is growing old together, put Jesus in the middle. He will restore."
Prior to "Center of It," Chris debuted The Up Side Of Down with his more universal single “Starry Night.” The song reflects on God's astounding creation and brought Chris back to the strongest love he had ever experienced, that of God.
Aside from his deeply personal songs, Chris is well known for his sense of humor, evident in his infamous "Candy Wrap." The Dallas native has also worked outside of Christian music; collaborating with artists like Jessica Simpson, Brian McKnight and Ryan Cabrera.
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