"Dare to Defy, Dare to Dream" are the words Chicago recording artist and music producer Chris Avery lives by. The youngest of four, born to Rev. Stephen & Joyce Thurston, he personified the "preacher's kid" moniker in a family of three generations of pastors dating back to 1934.
Actively pursuing a music career in 2003, Chris Avery has since founded Reality Check Records (Independent), released three mixtapes, received the "Undiscovered Music Artist" award (Excite Magazine), and headlined the Hear The Cry benefit concert (Chicago). His 2008 song "Change" was featured as nappyafro's Song of the Week as well as listed online for "Favorite Obama Songs".
Chris Avery is currently working on his debut album titled (Intro)spective with a projected release date in 2013.