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CCM: You’ve been in the industry for a long time and
have had the opportunity to work with some of music’s
heavy weights, (Brian McKnight, among others). Why
Christian music and why now?
Chris: I write about whatever I’m going through. I love
Jesus. I’ve been saved by His grace. Many of my songs end
up portraying that. I didn’t necessarily set out to be in a
certain business of music, but because my relationship
with God is so important to me, it ended up being a big
part and theme of my music.
CCM: No Far Away is kind of an eclectic and abstract
title. How did you come to this title and what does it
Chris: There’s a song on the album called “No Far Away.”
The song speaks about how there is no far away from God.
The opening line says, “When I ran from You, I ran to You.”
God is omnipresent. Even when we try to hide from Him,
He is there.
CCM: 7x70…there is obviously a lot of history wrapped
into this song and others on the album. What are you
trying to say?
Chris: God is a God of forgiveness. He has called us to
forgive others. For me, it was dealing with my family
background. Coming from a broken home and dealing
with the pains of going through that. There are many
situations that call for forgiveness, and hopefully this
song will inspire someone to take the first step. I feel like
my purpose is to write songs people can relate to.
album: No Far Away
Release Date: August 24, 2010
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For more info on Chris August,
check out chrisaugustmusic.com.