Previews Six-Track Christmas EP Coming Nov. 5
Nashville, Tenn. (October 15, 2021) — Curb | Word Entertainment’s Stars Go Dim heralds the forthcoming holiday season with a fresh take on “The First Noël,” bowing today (10/15). Bestowing a worshipful bent to the timeless classic, Stars Go Dim’s Chris Cleveland adds a soaring chorus he penned with Jeff Pardo, who also produced the track. Cleveland recently gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the process of arranging and recording the signature song on Instagram. Listen to his elevated version of “The First Noël” HERE.
“‘The First Noël’ is a song, like I’m sure for a lot of you, that I’ve heard, sung and loved since I was a kid,” shares Cleveland, who uses Stars Go Dim as his stage moniker. “This Christmas, we wanted to take a song that reminds us of those simple and classic Christmases of our past and reconnect with the story of Christmas in that way. We added a beautiful and worshipful chorus that feels like it’s been part of the song forever. My prayer for you as you listen to this song is that it can bring us together, connecting us to the simple and peaceful tradition of the season, but that you will also be able to worship and sing along as we declare the truth about Jesus coming to Earth.”
“The First Noël” serves as the title-cut of Star Go Dim’s upcoming Christmas EP. The six-track collection, filled with both originals and standards, arrives Nov. 5.
The modern twist on the beloved Christmas selection comes on the heels of Stars Go Dim’s brand new radio single, “Yes He Does,” the artist’s first taste of new music since 2019’s Better. Cleveland performed a stripped-down version of the track during a recent taping of “Acoustic Storytime”—also featuring host Jason Gray and fellow singer/songwriters Michael Farren and Hannah Kerr. The monthly in-the-round concert is set to air on SiriusXM’s “The Message” next month. Listen to the powerful new song HERE, and watch the accompanying music video HERE.
Stars Go Dim will debut new music out on the road through the end of the year, sharing the stage with fellow label mate Dan Bremnes and Cleveland’s “10000 MINUTES: THE EXPERIMENT” podcast co-host Tim Timmons on select dates.
About Stars Go Dim:
Formed in 2007 as a mainstream pop band, today Stars Go Dim is the moniker for Christian pop artist and songwriter Chris Cleveland. After years at the helm of an acclaimed independent secular band and more than a decade leading worship at Tulsa’s Asbury United Methodist Church—one of America’s largest congregations—Cleveland found success in the Christian format with his self-titled debut album. The singer has garnered multiple International #1s and Top 5 hits at pop and Christian radio, including the massive No. 1 radio smash in the U.S. with “You Are Loved.” Chris and his songs have been honored with multiple nominations and awards from CMT, NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), ASCAP, Billboard and the Gospel Music Association. His songs have hundreds of millions of streams and have been placed in commercials and ads hundreds of times. In addition, Chris has toured the world, written, and played with many of the biggest artists in pop and Christian music in the last 15 years, including: Justin Bieber, John Mayer, The Goo Goo Dolls, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jason DeRulo, The Fray, Natasha Bedingfield, The Roots, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY, Bethel Music, Mav City and countless more. Poised to release his newest project, Grace In The Wilderness, throughout the next year, Chris also continues to write songs recorded by many of today’s biggest artists and worship groups. You can see Chris on tour supporting his music, and keep up with him online at www.StarsGoDim.com or on Instagram or Facebook @starsgodim.
About Curb | Word Entertainment:
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected global brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.