CCM artist Dave Pittman suffers from Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder causing involuntary repetitive movements and sounds. As a child, Pittman’s disability made him the target of bullies, and he eventually became suicidal. Attempting to take his life at only 10 years old, he stopped short of pulling the trigger of his father’s gun when his parents returned home from an errand. With the love and support of his family, Pittman’s faith began to blossom, and he grew to fully embrace and understand his worth in Christ.

Pittman’s soulful voice and touching story endeared him to millions during his appearance on American Idol’s 9th season. While auditioning for the show, he was dubbed “crazy brave” by guest judge Neil Patrick Harris. Those words inspired Pittman’s 2011 debut album of the same name and became a beacon of encouragement for the singer/songwriter’s career. In addition to performing at churches and various venues across the country, Pittman has shared his powerful testimony at conferences, schools and special events for those affected by Tourette Syndrome.

Watch as Dave shares the Story Behind the Album & Song “Different Kind of Love”

For further information, visit www.davepittmanlive.com

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Ross Cluver
Associate Publisher - Managing Editor

Ross Cluver is a 30 year Christian music veteran who has been with CCM Magazine since 1994. He is currently Associate Publisher at Salem Publishing & Managing Editor of CCM. Before coming to CCM, Ross managed the Harvest Rock Syndicate alternative Christian music magazine and also worked in concert promotion, artist management and radio. Send your industry news and press releases to Ross at: info@salempublishing.com

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