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Sometimes, the decision to stop…starts everything.
It’s exactly the situation Chris Cleveland found himself in when the previous iteration
of his band Stars Go Dim came to a close. What started out as a simple side project,
became a successful recording and touring entity, all while Cleveland maintained his
“day job” working as a worship leader at a church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
As the original SGD began to fade, everyday life became more and more integrated
into Cleveland’s reality and norm – marriage, two kids, a steady job – a sense of
newness and contentment. While Chris knew that music would always be a part of
his life, in the stillness of the moment, when touring was no longer his career, he was
more able to get focused on the role music would and should have in his life moving
And that’s when everything started.
And now, here’s what Stars Go Dim is in 2015 and moving into the future: an
immersion of modern pop, infused with both deep meaning and well-honed fun,
merging layers of guitars, keys, loops and percussion to convey timeless messages.
Over the course of the next two years, Chris began to write and began to play shows
again. This is where time and thought, and patience and experimentation, and
struggle and innovation all came together for something excellent.
Stars Go Dim, partnering with Fervent Records (Word Entertainment)
along with their co-writers and producers, eschewed the 21st century idea of “record
today, release later today,” and put together ideas for more than 60 songs before
winnowing down to the 14 that make up their self-titled re-debut.
A lot of that experimentation came from making the purposeful effort to define a
sound, something that was tough to do with the diversity of talents and experiences
from all who participated in the creative process.
“It was a real process getting to know where we wanted to go and were capable of
going with these songs,” Chris continues. “So once we sat down and chose songs to
cut, we had these ideas and templates surrounding each one and how they should
sound. As each one took shape, another piece was added to the puzzle, and each
time that happened, the project came more and more to life.”
And that life is felt most vividly on the project’s first single, “You Are Loved.” It’s a
simple idea so often forgotten in the fractured attention span of life today, so
Cleveland knew it was a reminder that the world desperately needs.
“As we've been paying attention to the reaction for the single, it blows me away to
see the need,” Chris says. “For me, that's a message for my sons and daughter as
they grow up. I want them to know their innate value and their worth. We get
comments all the time about how much this simple, yet powerful message means to
The messages on the 14-track self- titled album are not only timely but also
timeless. The project boasts opening track– the reinvented hymn “Doxology” and
the closing song is a memoriam called “Here” – serving as a reminder of both God’s
presence in the universe and our ongoing need for it.
“Doxology, I wrote for my church; I had no intention for it to be a Stars Go Dim song,”
Chris says.” “I wanted to take a song that was formidable, had deep theology,
historical significance and was something people knew, and I wanted to do it in a
way that my modern congregation could sing it, relive and own in their hearts.”
“Before I knew where anything else would go, I knew ‘Here’ was going to be the last
song on the record,” Chris says. “It's about a dear friend of mine, Chase Lovelace,
who passed away from cancer at a young age. I've never seen a faith as strong as
his amidst a truly dire situation; it was an incredible thing to witness.”
“The song is an honest reflection of what was going on in me at that time," he
says. “It’s a reminder that life is shorter than I think it should be. So, when people
approach this record, I want them to start listening and get the message of God and
His holy presence, and I want them to end their listening to this record knowing that
no matter what they go through, whatever circumstance, that God is still and always
God hears our prayers even when we are too broken to express them verbally. We are praying for this family. Please join us and consider supporting them during this extremely difficult time.
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Joplin area friends! We would love to see you this Sunday July 2nd at Calvary Baptist for Freedom Fest 2017 with John Crist and Ryan Stevenson.
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Such a pleasure to lead the the National Worship Leader's conference tonight! Thank you for being gracious to me on my first night back singing since the surgery! It was an honor to worship with you all! #starsgodim
Each August, tens of thousands of people come to Central Illinois to experience all the entertainment and excitement that Decatur Celebration has to offer. This year, eight show stages will feature award-winning headliners such as Hip Hop & Rap Mega Star with Crossover Hits, Nelly, Iconic Rock Star & Reality TV Superstar, Bret Michaels, Country Music Legend, Travis Tritt, Chart-Topping Christian Band, 7eventh Time Down ,Funk and R& B Show Group, Here Come the Mummies, Emerging Christian Music Artist, Stars Go Dim, The World’s Best Four Seasons Tribute Act, The Jersey Tenors and many more. These headliners cap off a weekend full of family fun with 60 unique food vendors, 3 blocks of arts and crafts, a carnival, and something exciting around every corner. $5 for the weekend in advance or $8 for the weekend on site.
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So thankful for the get well card from @laschafer3 and the crew @star991fm 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 How thoughtful! Thank you. I'm continuing to physically heal and this lifts my spirits as well! Thanks again! & I'll see you all out on the road again this week! Glad to getting back to normal.