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No Pain No Gain

by Chris Krause

His music will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with 10 original songs written from his personal experiences.
Genre: Country: Modern Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Go
3:28 $0.99
2. Fallen
4:05 $0.99
3. Our Song
3:50 $0.99
4. The Rest
4:31 $0.99
5. She's Got A Way
3:23 $0.99
6. Once In A Life
4:19 $0.99
7. Dance
3:13 $0.99
8. Sorry She Lied
3:20 $0.99
9. You Say You Don't Remember
3:40 $0.99
10. Lighter Shade of Blue
3:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Oakridge Boys, The Everly Brothers, and KC and the Sunshine Band are just a few of the groups Chris Krause heard as a toddler that sparked a love for music that would ultimately turn into a passion. He began singing at the tender age of 2 in church and later throughout his school years. Encouragement from friends and family led him in the pursuit of music as more than a hobby. Chris responded to this encouragement with appearances on Easter Seals telethons in 1992 and 1993. This began a string of performances at bars, weddings, funerals, private parties, and charity fundraisers in the years that followed. Those years were highlighted by a talent showcase on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

The passion to perform remained strong but Chris realized if he wanted any kind of shot at getting into the music business, he needed to write songs. During a 4 year hiatus from performing, some hard lessons learned and several years of heartache, he penned a handful of original songs. Soon thereafter, recollecting the past and looking for direction, Chris recommitted his life to Jesus Christ. God very soon answered prayers and opened doors in both worship music and country music. In 2005, Chris led a contemporary praise band at his church. He also won the title of Kountry Klub Idol 2005 at Nashville North USA in Taylorville, IL. Chris has opened for national recording artists Julie Roberts and Andy Griggs. Late in 2006, Chris released his Nashville recorded, debut CD appropriately titled, “No Pain, No Gain”. He wrote or co-wrote every song on it. Most recently in June 2007, Chris was named the Illinois Country Music Association's New Male Vocalist and the Songwriter of the Year - Gospel for his #4 track "The Rest".

Chris performs at Opry type venues and churches throughout Illinois and Missouri. If you would like to hear some of his original songs or would like booking information, check out his official website at

www.chriskrause.com or www.myspace.com/christopherkrause


• Member of the Illinois Country Music Association
*2007 New Male Vocalist of the Year
*2007 Songwriter of the Year - Gospel
• 2005 Kountry Klub Idol at Nashville North USA in Taylorville, IL
• Opening act for RCA country recording artist Andy Griggs
• Opening act for Mercury country recording artist Julie Roberts
• 2006 finalist in the Branson Spotlight competition in Branson, MO (Branson’s version of American Idol)
• Winner of the Hometown Showdown on 93.7 The Bull in March, 2007
• Charity involvements
o Good Samaritan House
o Easter Seals
o Children’s Miracle Network
o Autism Foundation
o Illinois Flood Relief Benefit
o 2005 Tsunami Relief Benefit



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Great new voice in country music!!!
I purchased this CD because one of my twin 2 year olds just loved watching Chris perform at a Christmas party. Every time she listens to it she says more more more. I also think it is a wonderful CD. What a great new voice to listen to. Every song on the CD is wonderful!!
Well worth the money and I am hoping for more in the near future.

89.5 WGRN Music Director

Amazing Lyrics with wonderful Vocal Talent
No Pain, No Gain is a wonderful debut album from Mr. Krause. It shows off his vocal talent as well as his songwriting abilities. It offers a fun, upbeat attitude, but also includes songs anyone can relate to. No Pain includes the award winning song, The Rest (2007 ICMA Gospel Songwriter of the Year). This CD easily matches any main stream country music today, and is recommended for anyone looking for a fresh voice in country music.

Earlene Drew

Songwriter of the year ICMA
I think I was the first person to purchase a copy of Chris Krauses's album "No Pain No Gain" and after I listened to it I just thought it was the best original album by one of our fellow Illinois Country Music members and performers. Especially "the Rest" I just fell in love with it....................Here's wishing Chris well............Earlene Drew

sandy mank

I love the cd, especially the song 'the rest'
the song, the rest really hit home. i raised a grandson. he is 23 now.

Fran Whewell

Wonderful,melodious voice is deep and clear, what heartfelt songs!!
I love all the songs on this CD, because his words are clear,precise and expertly composed. His songs are very beautiful, and some are extremely heart-breaking, as well. I would recommend this CD to everyone. His songs leave a lasting impression, that you will not soon forget.

Fran Whewell
60 Years as a Country & Gospel Singer