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Chris Hendricks Announces “Meant To Survive” CD Release Show Jan. 5 at Lincoln Theatre

Raleigh-Based Musician to Celebrate Release of Latest EP at Downtown Venue Along with Saints Apollo and the Kicks.

Raleigh, NC, December 21, 2012 --( Chris Hendricks (, a musician based in Raleigh, N.C., has announced that he will release his latest EP, “Meant To Survive,” during an all-ages CD release show on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Lincoln Theatre located at 126 East Cabarrus Street. Joining Hendricks will be Raleigh-based band Saints Apollo followed by The Kicks from Nashville, Tenn. Recorded over a month-long period, the EP’s final listing of songs includes: “Make It,” “Meant to Survive,” “Battle Cry,” and “Poetic Behavior.” Tickets are on sale now for $8 if purchased in advance or $10 if purchased the day of the show. Advance purchase tickets include a free download of “Battle Cry,” a track from the new EP that can be obtained by forwarding your confirmation email to Open to all ages, the doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Leading up to the release of the EP, Hendricks has kept busy playing selections from “Meant To Survive” while spreading the message of anti-bullying to area schools as part of his “Breaking Down Barriers” program. In the month of November alone, Hendricks reached around 10,000 students from central North Carolina, and plans to continue his efforts well past the EP release.

“Meant To Survive” is Hendricks’ second EP, following the successful release of his first EP, “Noise,” the title track of which was chosen as the 2011-2012 season theme song for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers in addition to being featured at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

“I am excited about the release of this new EP and for the chance to celebrate its launch with friends, fans and other very talented musicians,” said Hendricks. “When we recorded our first EP, I had been performing and writing songs for less than a year and was still working to find my own unique sound. This new album is the reflection of a great deal of work and represents the sound I have been searching for personally since I began playing music. It is so exciting and rewarding to finally get to share it with everyone.”

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About Chris Hendricks:
Chris Hendricks is a rock musician based in Raleigh, N.C. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Hendricks uses his music and experiences in an effort to inspire others, reaching out to schools, businesses and organizations throughout the country. Over the course of his career, Hendricks has performed at iconic venues across the country including Cat’s Cradle, Carolina Theatre, Eddie’s Attic and the Los Angeles House of Blues. His hit song “Noise,” was featured at every artist’s dream destination – the Louvre Museum in Paris – and was chosen as the 2011-2012 season theme song for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. Quickly becoming a hit, the EP that features “Noise” has sold more than 6,000 copies to date. Hendricks’ latest EP, “Meant To Survive,” will be released on Saturday, Jan. 5 during a CD release show at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. For more information about Chris Hendricks, visit

About The “Breaking Down Barriers” Anti-Bullying Program:
Chris Hendricks’ “Breaking Down Barriers” is an anti-bullying program that reaches out to area schools to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and the importance of being true to one’s self. Each performance kicks off with a short concert followed by a speech from Hendricks. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at an early age, he was bullied all throughout his childhood and teen years because of his disability. Through the program, he uses his experience with bullying along with his musical talents to reach out to and inspire others who are facing similar situations. The program has and continues to make a difference in the Triangle, as participating schools have reported a decrease in behavioral problems and bullying as a result of the program. For more information about “Breaking Down Barriers,” visit

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