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American Idol: Rascal Flatts Records A Chris Sligh Song

January 18, 2009 02:30 PM by Paulene Hinds


American Idol season 6 finalist, Chris Sligh, has something to smile about these days. His debut CD Running Back To You has become one of the best-selling albums on iTunes and the project hasknocked the socks offcritics from USA Today to CCMmagazine.com. The CD also had the highest debut on Christian SoundScan in it’s first week as well. Now Chris has even more great news to celebrate! Rascal Flatts has picked up one of his songs Here Comes Goodbye, co-written by Chris Lagerberg and will be putting it on their newest album Unstoppable which will be out in April.

Chris Sligh has made it no secret that he wants to establish himself as a songwiter as well as a singer, he wrote or co-wrote every song on his debut CD, Running Back To You, which was released in 2008. Here Comes Goodbye is Chris Sligh’s first song to be cut by another artist, as well as the first song hegave to his publisher, Brentwood-Benson
Music Publishing.

Chris Sigh can hardly believe that this is all happening to him and commented, “Clint and I wrote this song on a Monday, recorded the demo on a Tuesday and that Wednesday Flatts label put it on hold,” he said. “To have Rascal Flatts be the very first artist to cut a song I’ve written is pretty unbelievable.” He added, “Songwriting 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.”

Chris Sigh is probably pretty happy that he decided to enter American Idol season 6. Even though he entered the contest on an impulse, his performance ended up moving him into final rounds. Chris Sigh was known as the guy who would take chances and along withhis unbelievably powerful voice and quirky sense of humor, hedelighted the audience and the judges. Chris Sigh was also known as the guy who consistenly let Simon Cowell have it!

This past season of American Idol, Chris became an official American Idol commentator for Entertainment Weekly online. He would write hilarious and informative commentaries based on his experiences on the hit show.

Not bad for a guy that Simon Cowell said sounded like a student singer!

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