BRASH Recording Artist and American Idol Season 6 finalist Chris Sligh got some great news this week when he found out a song he penned will become Rascal Flatts’ new single. â€œHere Comes Goodbye,â€ written by Sligh and Clint Lagerberg, which had an add date of January 26th, and appear on Rascal Flattâ€™s upcoming new album, UNSTOPPABLE, out April 7.
With a strong desire to establish himself as a songwriter in addition to a singer, Sligh wrote or co-wrote every song on his â€˜08 debut, RUNNING BACK TO YOU. â€œHere Comes Goodbyeâ€ is Slighâ€™s first song to be cut by another artist, as well as the first song he turned in to his publisher, Brentwood-Benson
Music Publishing ,something he is quite in awe about.
â€œClint and I wrote this song on a Monday, recorded the demo on a Tuesday and that Wednesday Flatts’ label put it on hold,â€ he recalls. â€œTo have Rascal Flatts be the very first artist to cut a song Iâ€™ve written is pretty unbelievable,â€ he said. â€œSongwriting has always been something I love, but this is just beyond any expectations I could have ever had. Clint and I felt it was a special song, but the band’s recording gives us chills and we’ve heard the song for almost a year. I can’t wait to see what happens with it.â€
Slighâ€™s follow-up single to his hit â€œEmpty Me,â€ â€œArise,â€ â€œAriseâ€ is #1 New & Active on R&Râ€™s Christian AC Indicator Chart and #30 on its Christian AC Monitor Chart.
As Slighâ€™s debut CD,â€Running Back to Youâ€ became one of the best-selling Christian album on iTunes Â®, the project that has wowed critics from USA Today to CCMmagazine.com also had the highest debut on Christian SoundScan in itâ€™s first week as well. Named as one of Entertainment Weeklyâ€™s â€œBest Idol Auditions Ever,â€ (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 blend of 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
For more information on Sligh go to http://www.chrissligh.com or http://www.myspace.com/chrissligh