Shine

by Chris Chickering

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    "Shine" is Chris Chickering's debut album release. “Shine” features 9 original songs as well as Cat Stevens’ classic ballad, “Father and Son.”
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    ABOUT:
    Chris Chickering is a singer-songwriter from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose songs are an invitation to self-discovery and transformational thinking. If you love music that celebrates personal growth and positive change, Chris is the artist for you. Since 2012 he has recorded five studio albums: “Shine” (2012), “Living in the Now” (2013), “The Resurrection of Me” (2014), “The Better Side” (2015) and “Regeneration” (2015).

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    Growing up in San Francisco, Chris was influenced by artists like Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Train and The Rolling Stones and moved by the humanitarian efforts of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, to create his own unique message-driven rock music.

    "MY MISSION IS TO UNITE AND HEAL HEARTS THROUGH MUSIC."
    - CHRIS CHICKERING

    Chris connects with audiences at public and privately hosted events worldwide, as a soloist and with his band. He is currently gearing up for production on his sixth studio album, featuring ten original songs focused on our shared humanity. Chris enjoys bodybuilding, yoga, sleight-of-hand magic and hiking the beautiful mountains of New Mexico with his dog Chili.

    Great music starts with great songs. In the fall of 2012 Chris Chickering and three time Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter Greg Barnhill (“Walkaway Joe,” “House of Love”), discovered their shared passion for raising consciousness through music. Since then they have co-written over one hundred songs and joined forces on four studio albums.

    Creating music for personal growth and positive change has been a life-long project for Chris who founded Guru Authority™ (www.GuruAuthority.com) where he represented thought leaders in the fields of health, wealth, relationships and spirituality. His songs are infused with wisdom gained from these leaders, along with insights from the fields of psychology and peak-performance.

    Chris has collaborated with a number highly acclaimed producers, engineers, songwriters and musicians—including Ron Cohen (Saturday Night Live, The Sopranos), Greg Bieck (Kenny G, Lionel Richie), Mills Logan (Taylor Swift, Art Garfunkel) Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy) and John Kurzweg (Creed, Jewel).

    For each of his albums, Chris has recruited ‘dream teams’ of musicians including: Mike Durham – guitar (Dave Matthews), Vail Johnson – bass (Kenny G, Herbie Hancock), Dennis Matkosky – B3 organ & piano (“Maniac,” “You’ll Think of Me”), Jimmy Wallace – keys (The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw), Ilya Tochinskiy – banjo & mandolin (Carrie Underwood, James Blunt), Tim Lauer – accordion (Cheap Trick), Ben Phillips – drums (Blake Shelton) and Jim Hoke – harmonica (Bob Seger, Cheryl Crow).

    DISCOGRAPHY:
    “Shine”(2012)
    “Living In The Now”(2013)
    “The Resurrection of Me”(2014)
    “The Better Side”(2015)
    “Regeneration"(2015)

    BOOKING:
    To book Chris for your next event, including festivals, conferences, seminars and retreats email: Booking@ChrisChickering.com or visit www.ChrisChickering.com/booking

    MUSIC LICENSING:
    Attn: Advertisers! (TV, Film, Radio)
    To help you quickly find the right song for your project we’ve created a dynamic spreadsheet so you can quickly sort songs by: “Mood,” “Tempo,” “Song Vibe/Sounds-Like,” “Lyrical Theme," “Ballads” & “Rockers.” www.ChrisChickering.com/TV

    LISTENING STATION:
    Chris' "Music for Positive Change Listening Station" is the perfect addition to any yoga studio, gym, resort gift shop or any location with clientele passionate about health & fitness, consciousness or self-actualization. Holds 72 CDs & includes headphones. For more information visit: bit.ly/1ZQHmH0

    FACEBOOK BAND PAGE:
    Chris Chickering's Facebook Musician/Band page is here: www.Facebook.com/ChrisChickeringMusic

    HOUSE CONCERTS & HOUSE PARTIES:
    Create a special experience your guests will remember for years to come by hosting your very own 'House Concert' or 'House Party' with Chris Chickering. To learn more visit: www.ChrisChickering.com/House-Concerts

    YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP:
    Chris established a scholarship that gives underprivileged youths an opportunity to attend the Hyde Schools, private boarding schools for high school students that focus on the development of character and actualizing one’s full potential. Hyde Schools have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and in the New York Times. You can learn more about this initiative here: bit.ly/22SJXEt

    DONATE:
    If you would like to support Chris’ music & mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Chris’ fiscal sponsor 'From The Heart Productions' HERE: www.ChrisChickering.com/Donate

    JOIN THE TRIBE:
    Join Chris' tribe (it's free), get the latest updates plus an 'Exclusive (members-only) Content Bundle' including: two unreleased demos, two hand written lyric sheets, a special video you can use to make your crazy-dream a reality. www.ChrisChickering.com/tribe

    CONTACT:
    505-982-1000
    Hello@ChrisChickering.com
    www.ChrisChickering.com

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    1. A 12 page full color PDF Liner Note Booklet that includes song lyrics, album credits, thank yous, a few pics including a shot of Chris's dog "Chili."
    2. A gallery of 17 high resolution pictures taken in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico in the spring of 2012 for the "Shine" album cover photo shoot. This gallery features a number of shots of Chris in different locations and wardrobes in and around Santa Fe. It also includes a few shots featuring the natural beauty of Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.
    3. A high resolution copy of the front and back cover art of the physical album.
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about

Chris's 1st studio release: "Shine" (2012) features 9 new, original songs plus Chris' take on the classic Cat Stevens' ballad: "Father & Son."

ABOUT:
Chris Chickering is a singer-songwriter from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose songs are an invitation to self-discovery and transformational thinking. If you love music that celebrates personal growth and positive change, Chris is the artist for you. Since 2012 he has recorded five studio albums: “Shine” (2012), “Living in the Now” (2013), “The Resurrection of Me” (2014), “The Better Side” (2015) and “Regeneration” (2015).

- ARTIST SITE: bit.ly/1GySwWA
- iTUNES: apple.co/1CtyOe8
- SPOTIFY: spoti.fi/2g98BhL
- PANDORA: pdora.co/2g6fu2
- SOUNDCLOUD: bit.ly/2gyhPb0
- AMAZON: amzn.to/1HeG1G4
- CDBABY: bit.ly/1GyS1vw

Growing up in San Francisco, Chris was influenced by artists like Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Train and The Rolling Stones and moved by the humanitarian efforts of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, to create his own unique message-driven rock music.

"MY MISSION IS TO UNITE AND HEAL HEARTS THROUGH MUSIC."
- CHRIS CHICKERING

Chris connects with audiences at public and privately hosted events worldwide, as a soloist and with his band. He is currently gearing up for production on his sixth studio album, featuring ten original songs focused on our shared humanity. Chris enjoys bodybuilding, yoga, sleight-of-hand magic and hiking the beautiful mountains of New Mexico with his dog Chili.

Great music starts with great songs. In the fall of 2012 Chris Chickering and three time Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter Greg Barnhill (“Walkaway Joe,” “House of Love”), discovered their shared passion for raising consciousness through music. Since then they have co-written over one hundred songs and joined forces on four studio albums.

Creating music for personal growth and positive change has been a life-long project for Chris who founded Guru Authority™ (www.GuruAuthority.com) where he represented thought leaders in the fields of health, wealth, relationships and spirituality. His songs are infused with wisdom gained from these leaders, along with insights from the fields of psychology and peak-performance.

Chris has collaborated with a number highly acclaimed producers, engineers, songwriters and musicians—including Ron Cohen (Saturday Night Live, The Sopranos), Greg Bieck (Kenny G, Lionel Richie), Mills Logan (Taylor Swift, Art Garfunkel) Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy) and John Kurzweg (Creed, Jewel).

For each of his albums, Chris has recruited ‘dream teams’ of musicians including: Mike Durham – guitar (Dave Matthews), Vail Johnson – bass (Kenny G, Herbie Hancock), Dennis Matkosky – B3 organ & piano (“Maniac,” “You’ll Think of Me”), Jimmy Wallace – keys (The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw), Ilya Tochinskiy – banjo & mandolin (Carrie Underwood, James Blunt), Tim Lauer – accordion (Cheap Trick), Ben Phillips – drums (Blake Shelton) and Jim Hoke – harmonica (Bob Seger, Cheryl Crow).

DISCOGRAPHY:
“Shine”(2012)
“Living In The Now”(2013)
“The Resurrection of Me”(2014)
“The Better Side”(2015)
“Regeneration"(2015)

BOOKING:
To book Chris for your next event, including festivals, conferences, seminars and retreats email: Booking@ChrisChickering.com or visit www.ChrisChickering.com/booking

MUSIC LICENSING:
Attn: Advertisers! (TV, Film, Radio)
To help you quickly find the right song for your project we’ve created a dynamic spreadsheet so you can quickly sort songs by: “Mood,” “Tempo,” “Song Vibe/Sounds-Like,” “Lyrical Theme," “Ballads” & “Rockers.” www.ChrisChickering.com/TV

LISTENING STATION:
Chris' "Music for Positive Change Listening Station" is the perfect addition to any yoga studio, gym, resort gift shop or any location with clientele passionate about health & fitness, consciousness or self-actualization. Holds 72 CDs & includes headphones. For more information visit: bit.ly/1ZQHmH0

FACEBOOK BAND PAGE:
Chris Chickering's Facebook Musician/Band page is here: www.Facebook.com/ChrisChickeringMusic

HOUSE CONCERTS & HOUSE PARTIES:
Create a special experience your guests will remember for years to come by hosting your very own 'House Concert' or 'House Party' with Chris Chickering. To learn more visit: www.ChrisChickering.com/House-Concerts

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP:
Chris established a scholarship that gives underprivileged youths an opportunity to attend the Hyde Schools, private boarding schools for high school students that focus on the development of character and actualizing one’s full potential. Hyde Schools have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and in the New York Times. You can learn more about this initiative here: bit.ly/22SJXEt

DONATE:
If you would like to support Chris’ music & mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Chris’ fiscal sponsor 'From The Heart Productions' HERE: www.ChrisChickering.com/Donate

JOIN THE TRIBE:
Join Chris' tribe (it's free), get the latest updates plus an 'Exclusive (members-only) Content Bundle' including: two unreleased demos, two hand written lyric sheets, a special video you can use to make your crazy-dream a reality. www.ChrisChickering.com/tribe

CONTACT:
505-982-1000
Hello@ChrisChickering.com
www.ChrisChickering.com

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released August 10, 2012

All words and music by Chris Chickering
Except: Shine, Imminent, Castaway, Have A Little Faith Today, My Heart's Back In Georgia: Chris Chickering and Ron Cohen
Flying Over Rainbows, What's Holding You?: Chris Chickering, Ron Cohen and Greg Barnhill
Father and Son: Cat Stevens

Musicians:
Chris Chickering - Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Ron Cohen - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards & Drum Programming
Ben Phillips - Drums
Tony Lucido - Bass & Kala Ukulele Bass
Greg Barnhill - Background Vocals
Becki Ryan - Backgrund Vocals
Tim Lauer - Accordion
Ilya Toshinskiy - Mandolin & Banjo
Richard Hardy - Saxophone & Flute
Freddy Lopez - Harmonica
Dennis Matkosky - B3 Organ & Piano

Executive Producer: Chris Chickering
Produced & Engineered by: Ron Cohen, RA Music
Assistant Engineers: Gordon Hammond, Ben Phillips, Stoker White
Mixed by: Ron Cohen (except tracks 1 & 4, John Kurzweg)
Mastered by: Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering
Photography: Chuck Arlund
Art direction: DJ Teeslink
Liner Notes: Heidi Schaeffer

Recorded at:
RA Music Studios in Santa Fe, NM, Mill Valley, CA & Soda Springs, CA
Omni Sound Studios &
Phillips Sound Studios in Nashville, TN

© ℗2012 Chris Chickering Music LLC.
All rights reserved.

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Chris Chickering is a singer-songwriter from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose songs are an invitation to self-discovery & transformational thinking. If you love music that celebrates personal growth & positive change, Chris is the artist for you.

Since 2012 he has recorded 5 studio albums: “Shine," “Living in the Now," “The Resurrection of Me." “The Better Side” & “Regeneration."

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Track Name: Shine
Shine
© 2011 Words & Music By Chris Chickering and Ron Cohen.
All rights reserved

The sun is shining away
It blinds me in warm light
Reminds me it's alright
Been feeling cold and gray

Rising from the flames
Higher and higher
Seeing for the first time
There's a brighter day
There's a brighter day

Shine on me
Shine the light on where I'm going
Shine on me
Shine let it shine
Shine on me
Tell me where the wind is blowing
Shine on me
Shine
Let it shine
On me
On me

Riding the waves
I see a butterfly
Through that summer haze
Taking in the rays
Taking in the rays

Shine on me
Shine the light on where I'm going
Shine on me
Shine let it shine
Shine on me
Tell me where the wind is blowing
Shine on me
Shine
Let it shine
On me
On me

Shine on me
Shine the light on where I'm going
Shine on me
Shine let it shine
Shine on me
Tell me where the wind is blowing
Shine on me
Shine let it Shine
Shine on me
Shine the light on where I'm going
Shine on me
Shine
Let it shine
On me
On me

Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Shine

Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Shine
Track Name: Stay
Stay
© 2006. Words & Music by Chris Chickering.
All rights reserved.

I’ve been searching ‘round
Around the world
And I’ve been holding out
For someone like you
One who can fly with me farther

Won’t you stay, stay?
Stay with me a while
Stay, stay
Stay with me tonight

And I’ve been dreamin’ about you
All my life
But lately I just can't sleep
While you're running through my mind
Maybe we could go deeper

Just stay, stay
Stay with me a while
Stay, stay
Stay with me tonight

My body knows, it feels so right
So stay with me till the end of time
You’re beautiful
You’re everything
To me

Stay, stay
Stay with me a while
Won't you stay, stay?
Stay with me tonight

Stay with me tonight
Stay with me tonight
Stay with me tonight
Stay with me tonight
Track Name: Reinvent Yourself
Reinvent Yourself
© 2006 Words & Music by Chris Chickering.
All rights reserved.

When you’re all alone and cryin’ in a doorway
And you haven’t got a second chance to lose
When you’ve tried it all, and hit the wall and dyin’
And you’re on your own, with nothing left to choose

Reinvent yourself, it’s time
Reinvent yourself, and fly

With your head up high
And the answers to guide you
Reinvent yourself
You’ll be turnin’ it all around

When you’re underground, beaten down and bleeding
And the claws of cold have cast your dreams aside
You can break the chains that cut your veins, it’s easy
Just free yourself with a whole new state of mind

Reinvent Yourself, it’s time
Reinvent yourself, and fly

With your head up high
And the answers to guide you
Reinvent yourself
You’ll be turnin’ it all around

When it’s inside-outside-inside, consultation
Your dream-master will show you what to do
He’s you’re mirror, and truth-teller. He’s gonna tell you
“Phoenix fly with a whole new point of view”

And Reinvent Yourself, it’s time
Reinvent yourself, and fly

With your head up high
And the past behind you
Reinvent yourself
And you’ll be turnin’ it all around

Around
Track Name: Imminent
Imminent
© 2010. Words & Music by Chris Chickering and Ron Cohen.
All rights Reserved.

Wake up dreaming that you are free
Banging your head so delicately
It's so clear, you live in fear
Blinded by the need
For security

You've been dragging that ball and chain
With your head in the ground
Been slowing you down
You've carried the weight for so long
Forgotten your strong
And how bright you can shine like the sun, yea

When I wanna give in
I gotta get out
When I wanna give up
I start singing out loud

Change is coming round
You just can't live without it
Change is coming round
It's Imminent

Now your movin' but 'round and 'round
Like a rat on a wheel in a plastic house
You've been stuck in a crazy maze
Running in place
Thinkin' you're the only one
Gone insane, yea

When you wanna give in
You gotta get out
When you wanna give up
Start singing out loud

Change is coming round
Ain't no doubt about it
Change is coming round
It's imminent

It's waiting for you
and waiting for me

Change is coming round
You just can't live without it
Change, hear the sound

Change is coming round
Ain't no doubt about it
Change is coming round
It's imminent

Change
Change
Change
It's waiting for you
and waiting for me
It's waiting for me, yea

Change
Change
You just can't live with out it

Change
It's waiting for you
and waiting for me
Change
Track Name: Castaway
Castaway
© 2009. Words & Music by Chris Chickering and Ron Cohen.
All Rights Reserved.

Let's sail away
Just you and me
Across the ocean
There's no time
Like today

Don't think twice
Let's leave this shore
Open your heart
Start living more

Won't you be my castaway?
Let your fears, disappear, don't fade away
You're all I need
The only one
Follow me
Into the sun

On a red-eye plane
Feeling free
Now we're flying
To that place
We always dreamed

It's alright
To step on board
With faith in our hearts
And fate at our door

Won't you be my castaway?
Let your fears, disappear, don't fade away
I'm on my knees
The time has come
Follow me
Into the sun

Breath in
Let it out
Release
All doubt

Breath In
Let it out
Believe
All-out

Won't you be my castaway?
Let your fears, disappear, don't fade away
You're all I need
The only one
Follow me
Into the sun
 
Breath In
Let it Out
Breath In
Just let it out
Track Name: Have A Little Faith Today
Have A Little Faith Today
© 2010. Words & Music by Chris Chickering and Ron Cohen.
All rights reserved

We all slip
We all stumble
And sometimes we fall
Lose direction
This intersection's
Got no lights at all

So we skip like a stone
Down the road, all alone

Have a little faith
Have a little faith today
Have a little faith today
Come on now
Have a little faith
It's gonna be ok
Have a little faith today

You're on your way
You're on your way

We all crash
We all crumble
Sometimes we stall
Let's change direction
Celebrate your imperfection
And turn up the sound in your soul

Like the wind let it flow
Through your eyes, let it go

Have a little faith
Have a little faith today
Have a little faith today
Come on now
Have a little faith
You're gonna be ok
Have a little faith today

You're on your way
You're on your way

It's a long, long road to the top of the stairs
With a little faith, you're already there

Yea

So, have a little faith
It's gonna be ok
Have a little faith today

Have a little faith
Have a little faith today
Have a little faith today
Everybody
Have a little faith
We're gonna be ok
Have a little faith today

You're on your way
You're on your way
You're on your way
Track Name: Flying Over Rainbows
Flying Over Rainbows
© 2008. Words & Music by Chris Chickering, Ron Cohen and Greg Barnhill.
All rights reserved.

Sometimes it's so hard
To keep it together
One day you're flying high
Then you're cryin' in the desert

I was staring at the end of the line
Was sure I'd fall
And lose my mind

Now I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows
I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows

Sometimes, it feels like
The highway's forever
And the sun never let's up
And you're lifeless as leather

Just when I felt my spirit had died
I looked down on a painted sky

Now I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows
I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows

I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows
I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows
I'm spreading my wings and flying over rainbows
Track Name: My Heart's Back in Georgia
My Heart's Back in Georgia
© 2011. Words & Music by Chris Chickering and Ron Cohen.
All rights reserved.

Drivin' north on the 1 state line
Wind in my hair
The moon's shinin' bright
It's a foggy ocean evening
Got mist in my eyes
My heart's back in Georgia
With you on my mind

I love you
Yes I do
I love you
And will always be true

I parked on the shoulder to settle for the night
When I heard the music playing
Saw fire burning bright
A man said: "Come on over
No need to be alone"
So I grabbed my guitar
Started singing this old song

I love you
Yes I do
I love you
And will always be true

I love you
Yes, only you
I love you
I love you
And will always be true

And as the flames keep rising
From this fire on the coast
Stars in the sky
Missin' you the most
People talking around me
About what I can't recall
Cause my heart's back in Georgia
With you that's all

I love you
Yes I do
I love you
And will always be true

I love you
Yes, only you
I love you
I love you
And will always be true

And every night I'm drivin'
I'm cryin' out inside
Cause my heart's back in Georgia
With you all the time
Yes my heart's back in Georgia
With you
All the time
Track Name: What's Holding You?
What's Holding You?
© 2009. Words & Music by Chris Chickering, Ron Cohen and Greg Barnhill.
All rights reserved

Free your mind
Let it go and
Let it cruise
To the other side
Where the dawn of another day is new

Bring your crazy
Because you and I are headed to
Where the angels fly
And trouble won't find me and you

Sometimes it takes a while to get it right
Sometimes that golden road shines too bright

So take a chance, break on through
Live beyond what's holding you
The past is all we have to lose
Break on through what's holding you

Can we look outside
of our paper rules?
And question why
Because there's more than one way and one truth

It'll be alright
Any way you wanna move
And the sun will rise
On any given path you choose

Sometimes our deepest fears
Are the hardest ones to fight
Breakin' down and lookin' in
Might save your life

So take a chance, break on through
Live beyond what's holding you
The past is all we have to lose
Break on through what's holding you

So take a chance, break on through
Live beyond what's holding you
The past is all we have to lose
Break on through what's holding you

Gotta take that chance
And break on through
Take that chance
Nothing and no one's holding you
Track Name: Father and Son
Words and Music by Cat Stevens

It's not time to make a change
Just relax, take it easy
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to know
Find a girl, settle down
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old but I'm happy

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy
To be calm when you've found something going on
So take your time, think a lot
Think of everything you've got
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not

How can I try to explain?
When I do he turns away again
It's always been the same, same old story
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
I know I have to go

It's not time to make a change
Just sit down, take it slowly
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to go through
Find a girl, settle down
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old but I'm happy

All the times that I cried, keepin’ all the things I knew inside
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know not me
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
I know I have to go