CRIS GUNTHER is an American Recording Artist and Actor. His single, "NEVER GIVE UP" was chosen by MADONNA to be a daily feature in her global, digital arts initiative, #ARTFORFREEDOM. It was the first song and music video to be selected out of thousands of submissions. CRIS was also chosen to perform in a SONGWRITER'S HALL OF FAME SHOWCASE in NYC by Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey's first manager, Bob Leone, and has trained with vocal coach to the stars, Don Lawrence, whose clients have included Bono (U2), Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), and Christina Aguilera. He's been photographed by world-famous photographer, STEVEN MEISEL for ITALIAN VOGUE and appeared in an American T.V. movie and two Brazilian T.V. commercials. GUNTHER recently hit #1 on REVERB NATION's Pop Chart for Belo Horizonte, Brazil, cracked the Top 5 nationally, and recorded a performance for the international music franchise, BALCONY TV, that has seen famous artists such as Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, The Script, Jessie J and Kimbra all record episodes before launching internationally. CRIS GUNTHER's also currently being promoted by Brazil's most famous, pop radio station, JOVEM PAN, and his upcoming album project, ANCHOR AND WINGS was 100% financed by KICKSTARTER (the world's largest fundraising platform for creative projects) and will be released in the first quarter of 2015!