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Breakout singer/songwriter and RECORDS artist Chris Bandi is set to release his self-titled debut EP tomorrow, May 29. He celebrates the long-awaited milestone starting today with a stop by “Coffee, Country, & Cody” and a live EP release party at 9:00 p.m. CT tonight on Instagram that will include performance and a special guest. On Friday (May 29), he’ll join Country Rebel for a live performance at 7:30 p.m. CT.  Fans can also catch Bandi on Circle Network’s “Circle Sessions: At Home,” which premiered over the weekend, along with his “My Opry Debut” clip documenting his first steps into the sacred circle earlier this year.     “It feels incredible to be able to put out my debut EP,” says Bandi. “I’ve been saying since I moved to Nashville that we were going to have something out and to be able to do that and have songs that I feel so passionate about is a feeling that I can’t even really describe.  I am so excited…so pumped…and I cannot wait for ya’ll to hear it.” The seven-song collection, four of which are co-written by Bandi, includes his “introspective” (The Boot) mega-hit, “Man Enough Now,” which has racked up over 80 million global streams and counting and is currently climbing the country radio charts. With American Songwriter proclaiming, “if there was ever a time when Bandi had an inferno raging in his heart to make his country music dreams a reality, it is now,” he is poised for the next level as the highly anticipated EP showcases how the singer “balances vocal ability with the sensitivity he pours into his music,” (Sounds Like Nashville). Fans can pre-order or pre-save the EP now and stream/download tomorrow at Adding to the excitement, “Chris Bandi’s Backyard Sessions” acoustic performance videos for each track on his EP, as well as a cover song, are set to premiere with media partners around the EP launch including: The Boot (5/29), Raised Rowdy (5/29), Got Country (5/29), Country Now (6/2), Sounds Like Nashville (6/2), Taste of Country (6/3), and One Country (6/3).

Chris Bandi EP Track List Produced by Ash Bowers & Chris Bandi

1. “Dirt On Me” (Matt Jenkins, Michael Hardy, and Smith Anhquist) 2. “Leave It To A Song” (Zach Kale, Matt Rogers, and Jordan Fletcher) 3. “Would Have Loved Her” (Chris Bandi and Zach Kale) 4. “Free” (Allison Veltz Cruz, Zach Kale, and Connie Harrington) 5. “They Make Whiskey” (Chris Bandi, Billy Montana, and Dave Turnbull) 6. “What If We Don’t” (Chris Bandi, Jason Massey and Kylie Sackley) 7. “Man Enough Now” (Chris Bandi, Jason Allen Duke and Jason Massey) About Chris Bandi: Named an “Artist To Watch” by Entertainment Weekly, The Boot, Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, and Country Music Tattle Tale and with over 80 Million global audio and video streams on his evocative hit “Man Enough Now,” Chris Bandi is poised for his breakthrough in country music.  The St. Louis, Missouri native has been writing songs since high school. He began making the trek to Nashville during his college days at Ole Miss, honing his craft playing small clubs and making the big move to Music City after graduation.  Nashville took notice of his passion for storytelling and multi-genre tinged vocals, evidenced by a publishing deal with BMG and a RECORDS label deal, a joint venture label between Barry Weiss and Sony Music Entertainment, in late 2019.  He is managed by Wide Open Music. Bandi made his Grand Ole Opry debut earlier this year, joined American Idol Season 17 winner Laine Hardy on tour last fall, and was on the road with country breakout Matt Stell this spring in advance of his self-titled debut EP – out May 29.  Check for information.


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