Archive for March, 2014

March 24, 2014

WORD ENTERTAINMENT’S TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM OF NEW BAND, ABOUT A MILE ON JULY 15

Lead Single “Satisfied” Impacting Radio Now

 

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The self-titled debut album from new Word Entertainment band, About A Mile, is set to be released July 15. The album, produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producers Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, All Star United) and Howard Benson (Hoobastank, Daughtry, Third Day), is available for pre-order today on iTunes and includes an instant grat track of their current single impacting radio now “Satisfied.” The trio, consisting of three brothers hailing from the working class town of Butler, PA, are joining Sidewalk Prophets on “The Live Like That Tour” this spring commencing on April 24 in Massapequa, New York.
About A Mile has received a warm response from radio programmers across the nation:

– “As a Music Director you can get pretty jaded and closed when dealing with new bands and artists. Then every once in a while someone blows open your expectations and reminds you why you do this. Adam, Luke and Levi [About A Mile] did that for me.” – Ben Milton, WGTS, Washington D.C.

– “I was completely blown away by the fire and passion About A Mile pours into their music and moved to tears by how raw, real and transparent they are willing to be. No doubt hearts will be moved and lives will be touched after an encounter with any one of their songs.” – Brandi Lanai, KSGN, Riverside

– “I haven’t seen this kind of passion from an artist in a while; the transparency in their stories and songs is incredible…” – Theresa Ross, WTRJ, Jacksonville

– “The guys are talented musician who have a ministry that they want to share. I love their single ‘Satisfied.’ They definitely have my attention and I’m excited to see what’s in store for them.” – Jeremy Henry, WJQK, Grand Rapids

Upcoming tour dates:

April 24 “The Live Like That Tour” – CenterPoint Church – Massapequa, NY
April 25 “The Live Like That Tour” – Rockfest 2014 – Lanexa, VA
April 26 “The Live Like That Tour” – Claremont Opera House – Claremont, NH
April 27 “The Live Like That Tour” – Changepoint Church – Poughkeepsie, NY
April 30 “The Live Like That Tour” –TBA – Port Neches, TX
May 3 “The Live Like That Tour” – The Way Fest – Valdosta, GA
May 5 “The Live Like That Tour” – Abilene Civic Center – Abilene, TX
May 6 “The Live Like That Tour” – New Life Chapel – Odessa, TX
May 7 “The Live Like That Tour” – Wayland Baptist University – Plainview, TX
May 9 “The Live Like That Tour” – Northwest Arkansas Naturals Game – Springdale, AR
May 10 “The Live Like That Tour” – TBA – Marion, IL

Debut Word Entertainment artist About A Mile, whose name originates from the belief that Jesus carried his cross “about a mile,” may be new on the charts but have already gained recognition in the Christian Rock genre. The band, comprised of brothers Adam, Luke and Levi, have a chemistry and accomplished artistry that only comes from the bond brotherhood. Their upcoming self-titled album, due out on July 15, hopes to speak to members of all faiths about the suffering then triumph of a crucified and risen Christ. About A Mile has previously opened for GRAMMY® Award nominees DecembeRadio and works with production teams including Ian Eskelin, Neal Avron and Howard Benson, whom are responsible for shaping the sounds of Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Switchfoot, Linkin Park, Skillet and Daughtry. While not concerned with fame or fortune the band is simply focused on honoring God through their music. For further information and a complete listing of dates visit http://www.aboutamile.com/.

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For more information please visit, http://www.aboutamile.com/ facebook.com/aboutamile / Follow:@AboutAMile

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March 24, 2014

FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI LAUNCHES IF WE’RE HONEST PRE-ORDER AT FRANCESCAMUSIC.COM TODAY

 

GRAMMY®-Nominated Artist’s Current Single “Write Your Story” At No. 4 on NCA Chart

 

 

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GRAMMY®-nominated artist and Christian music’s best-selling new artist in the past 10 years, Francesca Battistelli, launched a pre-order today at Francescamusic.com in anticipation of the release of her forthcoming studio album, If We’re Honest, due out on April 22. Her two previous albums, debut release My Paper Heart and sophomore project Hundred More Years, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Album chart. With her most recent release in 2011, she garnered “Artist of the Year,” “Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Pop/Recorded Song of the Year” at the Dove Awards. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, If We’re Honest reveals her most intimate and accomplished musical statement yet and showcases her trademark pop and soul-infused sound. On February 13, Battistelli made her national morning TV debut performing the album’s lead single “Write Your Story” on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It is the fastest rising single of 2014 on the National Christian Audience chart and currently holds the No. 4 spot. This Thursday, the Word Entertainment / LightWorkers Media (Mark Burnett and Roma Downey) partnership “The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014,” in association with 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” and epic mini-series “The Bible,” launches at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Southern California with Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray.

 

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Fans of Battistelli can choose between two exclusive album-themed packages featuring the deluxe version of If We’re Honest on CD and digital download. Additionally the If We’re Honest Collector’s Edition features an art print autographed by Battistelli and new merchandise inspired by her hit single, “Write Your Story.” The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes with its first three tracks, “Write Your Story,” “When The Crazy Kicks In” and “He Knows My Name” available as instant downloads. Additionally, Family Christian is offering a pre-order with an exclusive track, “Just The Same.” Patrons that pre-order If We’re Honest from Lifeway, will instantly receive a physical version of “Write Your Story.”

Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned a GRAMMY® nomination (Best Gospel Performance), six Dove Awards including 2011 “Artist of the Year” and 22 Dove Award nominations. Both her debut album, My Paper Heart (certified gold in 2012), and her 2011 sophomore release, Hundred More Years, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Christian Album chart. With over 978,000 in album sales to date and over 1.8 million single downloads, she is the best-selling new artist in the genre in the past decade. Her music has also been featured on TriStar Picture’s “Soul Surfer,” Columbia Picture’s “Julie and Julia,” TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” and several other television and movie outlets. In addition, this past fall she was featured on over three million Diet Pepsi Cans throughout the U.S.

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For more information please visit, http://www.francescamusic.com / facebook.com/francescabattistelli / Follow:@francescamusic

March 24, 2014

Fervent Records’ Dara Maclean Launches Instagram Video Music, Asks Fans To Submit Their Own Videos

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March 24, 2014

MEREDITH ANDREWS’ OPEN UP THE HEAVENS IMPACTS RADIO WITH 25 FIRST WEEK ADDS


Worship Leader to Embark on

“The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” on March 20 at Saddleback Church in Southern California

Featured Artist at 2014 National Worship Leader Conferences

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Word Worship recording artist Meredith Andrews’ latest single “Open Up The Heavens,” impacting radio on March 7, attracted early attention with 25 stations adding it in its first week. The track, co-written by Andrews, Stu Garrard, Jason Ingram, James McDonald and Andi Rozier, marks the fourth release from her Dove Awards-nominated album Worth It All. This spring, the two-time Dove Award winner will embark on “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014,” slated to hit 17 cities from March 20-April 13. The two-hour live event, a joint partnership between Word Entertainment and LightWorkers Media (Mark Burnett and Roma Downey), brings the feature film “Son of God” and epic mini-series “The Bible” to life in sight and sound with award-winning artists Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August and Jason Gray. In 2014, Andrews is also engaged to perform and lead worship at national conferences including all 2014 National Worship Leader Conferences, the Evangelical Press Association conference, MOP’s (Mothers of Preschoolers) MOMcon and multiple national women’s events.
“‘Open Up The Heavens’ is a song that we at our church open up the service with and just say ‘God have your way. Do what you want to do here and show us your glory,’” said Andrews on her latest offering to radio, a song that’s been impacting church services since its inception in December 2011. “My pastor, James MacDonald, did a sermon series talking about the glory of God and how we were made for that. Sometimes we just get distracted when really it’s about seeking the Lord, seeing the arms of the Lord and then running after Him and wanting more of Him and His glory. ‘Lord show us your glory’ is a big theme in our church and it is a prayer in my own heart as well.”

“Open Up The Heavens” has critics raving with NewReleaseTuesday’s Kevin Davis, who selected Andrews’ latest album as his top worship album of 2013 noting “[Open Up The Heavens] beautifully set[s] the tone for this 5 star masterpiece with her signature powerful vocals and worship filled lyrics.” JesusFreakHideout follows step adding “One listen to ‘Open Up The Heavens’ … is enough to lodge the chorus in the listener’s mind. The lyrics themselves… are well thought-out and Christ-centric, honoring God’s steadfastness.”

Upcoming 2014 Appearances:

3/20 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Lake Forest, CA – Saddleback Church
3/21 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Phoenix, AZ – Vineyard Church
3/22 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Albuquerque, NM – Legacy Church
3/23 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Denver, CO – Denver First Church of the Nazarene
3/27 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Austin, TX – Riverbend Church
3/28 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Dallas, TX – Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
3/29 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Tulsa, OK – Mabee Center
3/30 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Kansas City, MO – Lenexa Christian Center
4/3 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Columbus, OH – Grace Polaris Church
4/4 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids First
4/5 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Chicago, IL – Olivet Nazarene University
4/6 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Nashville, TN – Allen Arena
4/9 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Pittsburgh, PA – Amplify Church – East
4/10 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Pittsburgh, PA – Victory Family Church
4/11 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Louisville, KY – Northside Christian Church
4/12 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Lynchburg, VA – Thomas Road Baptist Church
4/13 “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” – Baltimore, MD – Hartford Community College
4/26 “Ladies Day 2014” – Bourbonnais, IL – Olivet Nazarene University
5/4-6 “Evangelical Press Association Conference” – Anaheim, CA – Sheraton Park Hotel
5/14 “National Worship Leader Conference” – Centreville, VA – Centreville Baptist Church
5/15 Dinner & Concert Fundraiser – Bangor, ME – Spectacular Events Center
6/17 “National Worship Leader Conference” – San Jose, CA – Cathedral of Faith
6/23 “SONPOWER 2014” – Orlando, FL – Doubletree
7/16 “National Worship Leader Conference” – Leawood, KS – Church of the Resurrection
10/2-4 “MOMcon” – Louisville, KY – Louisville Convention Center
10/9 “Apprentice 2014 National Conference” – Wichita, KS – Friends University
11/14-15 “Fresh Grounded Faith” – Jonesboro, AR – Central Baptist Church

Worship leader Meredith Andrews is passionate about boldly leading people into God’s presence. Over the course of her three Word Worship albums, the Dove Award-winning artist has been using her musical gifts – and love for God, and her huge heart for His people – to teach and remind us all about the enormity of our awesome and loving Savior. Andrews, who is also on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, focuses on creating music that lifts the body of Christ to a closer relationship with the Lord. Meredith’s latest album, Worth It All, features the worship songs “Open Up The Heavens,” “Not For A Moment,” and “Strong God.” On a regular basis, Andrews leads worship at major women’s and/or worship leader conferences across the U.S., and has toured with Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Big Daddy Weave, for KING & COUNTRY, Vertical Church, Phil Wickham, and Michael W. Smith, among others. In March 2014, she will join Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August and Jason Gray for “The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014.” For additional information, please visit http://www.meredithandrews.com.

March 24, 2014

THE BIBLE: SON OF GOD TOUR 2014 SELLS OUT IN PITTSBURGH; ANOTHER DATE ADDED

“Son of God” Feature Film Premiered Last Weekend with $26.5M in
Box Office Sales
Tour includes GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray

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As 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” premieres 2nd at the box office with a staggering $26.5M in ticket sales, the tour associated with the film, “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014,” sells out in Pittsburgh, PA. In response, an additional date in the Pittsburgh area has been added on April 9 at Amplify Church in Plum, PA.
The epic two-hour live event, a Word Entertainment collaboration with producer and actress Roma Downey’s (“Touched by an Angel,” “The Bible,” “Son of God”) and producer Mark Burnett‘s (“The Voice,” “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “Shark Tank,” “The Bible,” “Son of God”) company LightWorkers Media, will visit 16 cities nationwide March 20-April 13. “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” brings the epic miniseries “The Bible” and the 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” to life in sight and sound with immersive video and stunning visual effects paired with live, in-person performances by GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray. These award-winning artists will perform their biggest radio hits alongside the chronological telling of the story of Christ in a one-of-a-kind concert event. It is slated to commence on March 20, 2014, at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at http://www.SonofGodTour.com.

“The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014” Schedule:

March 20 Lake Forest, CA – Saddleback Church
March 21 Phoenix, AZ – Vineyard Church
March 22 Albuquerque, NM – Legacy Church
March 23 Denver, CO – Denver First Church of the Nazarene
March 27 Austin, TX – Riverbend Church
March 28 Dallas, TX – Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
March 29 Tulsa, OK – Mabee Center
March 30 Kansas City, MO – Lenexa Christian Center
April 3 Columbus, OH – Grace Polaris Church
April 4 Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids First
April 5 Chicago, IL – Olivet Nazarene University
April 6 Nashville, TN – Allen Arena
April 9 Pittsburgh, PA – Amplify Church (Note New Location) JUST ADDED
April 10 Pittsburgh, PA – Victory Family Church SOLD OUT
April 11 Louisville, KY – Northside Christian Church
April 12 Lynchburg, VA – Thomas Road Baptist Church
April 13 Baltimore, MD – APG Federal Credit Union Arena, Hartford Community College

Downey and Burnett brought the epic 10-hour mini-series “The Bible” to television audiences on the History channel with their company LightWorkers Media. It became the top entertainment telecast of the year, received three Emmy® Award nominations and has been viewed by over 100 million people to date. On February 28, the 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” premiered to millions of people worldwide on the big screen. Word Entertainment collaborated with Burnett and Downey to release the musical companion to both “The Bible” and “Son of God.” In realizing the incredible impact of the stunning images together with the emotional powerful music, Burnett, Downey and Word Entertainment are joining forces once again to bring the epic scenes and music from “The Bible” and “Son of God” to life in sight and sound through “The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014” to audiences across the nation in the month leading up to Easter.

For further information please visit: http://www.SonofGodTour.com.

About LightWorkers Media
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey and her award winning husband producer Mark Burnett launched LightWorkers Media in 2011 with the children’s DVD and book series LITTLE ANGELS and its companion LITTLE ANGELS STORYBOOK BIBLE. LightWorkers Media produced the ten-hour hit miniseries THE BIBLE which was seen in the USA by 100 million people, was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally they are producing the series A.D., a sequel to THE BIBLE series for NBC and they acquired Alice Hoffman’s award winning novel THE DOVEKEEPERS which they are producing as a 4 hour mini-series for CBS. In addition Roma and Mark have coauthored several books published by Faithwords. They are ambassadors for two children’s organizations Operation Smile and Compassion. LightWorkers Media is dedicated to bringing uplifting content to people of all ages.

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print/Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

March 24, 2014

BIG DADDY WEAVE’S LOVE COME TO LIFE: THE REDEEMED EDITION IN STORES TODAY

Nominated for K-LOVE Fan Awards’ “Song of the Year” for Second Consecutive Year

 

 

Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, currently enjoying the tremendous fan reception of their life-changing, mega-hit “Redeemed,” is releasing Love Come to Life: The Redeemed Edition today on Fervent Records. The 17-track album, produced by group member Jeremy Redmon, features their career best-selling album Love Come To Life with the addition of five bonus tracks including both acoustic and live versions of the K-LOVE Award-winning and Billboard Music Award-nominated “Redeemed” and their smash hit “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” Love Come to Life spawned three straight No. 1s including “Love Come to Life,” “Redeemed” and “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” Just announced last week, the band was recognized for the second consecutive year for the K-LOVE Fan Awards with a “Song of the Year” nomination for their current single “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” Big Daddy Weave is currently on the second leg of “The Only Name Tour” with 40 dates through May.

Love Come To Life: The Redeemed Edition Track Listing:

1. Jesus Move
2. Magnificent God
3. Love Come To Life
4. Stay
5. Different Light
6. If You Died Tonight
7. Redeemed
8. The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
9. Save My Life
10. Maker Of The Wind
11. Give My Life Away
12. Overwhelmed
13. Everything Beautiful*
14. No Other Name*
15. Redeemed (Acoustic Edition)*
16. The Only Name (Yours Will Be) [Live]*
17. Redeemed (Live)*

*New Additions

“The Only Name Tour” dates:

March 11: Las Cruces Convention Center – Las Cruces, NM
March 13: Friends Church – Yorba Linda, CA
March 14: Redding Civic Auditorium – Redding, CA
March 15: New Hope Community Church – Portland, OR
March 16: Gateway Fellowship – Poulsbo, WA
March 20: Maroon Activity Center – Butte, MT
March 21: Highland Park Community Church – Casper, WY
March 22: Mitchell Wesleyan Church – Mitchell, SD
March 23: Sioux Falls First Assembly of God – Sioux Falls, SD
March 27: East Side Baptist Church – Paragould, AR
March 28: Silver Dollar City– Branson, MO
March 29: Victory Ministry and Sports Complex – Joplin, MO
March 30: Woodward High School Auditorium – Woodward, OK
April 3: Silverdale Baptist Church – Chattanooga, TN
April 4: Lightsey Chapel at Charleston Southern University – North Charleston, SC
April 5: The Refuge – Kannapolis, NC
April 6: Kings Gate Church International – Hamlet, NC
April 10: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church – Schofield, WI
April 11: Calvary Community Church – St. Cloud, MN
April 12: North Platte High School – North Platte, NE
April 13: Adler Theater – Davenport, IA
April 24: Hillcrest Church – Pensacola, FL
April 25: Church of Hope – Sarasota, FL
April 26: Florida Bible Church – Miramar, FL
April 27: First Baptist Church of Umatilla – Umatilla, FL
May 1: Grace Christian Academy – Kankakee, IL
May 2: Dyersburg State Community College – Dyersburg, TN
May 3: St. Luke UMC Ministry Center – Columbus, GA
May 4: Tabernacle Baptist – Vidalia, GA

Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian Music’s mainstays, is currently enjoying its career best-selling album, Love Come To Life, an album boasting three consecutive number one radio singles: “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” and “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” In 2013, Big Daddy Weave’s monster hit song and career best-selling track, “Redeemed,” spent 11 weeks at No. 1, and took home the prestigious trophy for “Song of the Year” at the first-ever K-LOVE Fan Awards, while receiving nominations for “Christian Song of the Year” at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, and “Song of the Year” at the 2013 Dove Awards. The first Christian AC-Monitored radio chart of 2013 featured “Redeemed” in the number one position, while the first AC-Monitored chart of 2014 rang in with “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” in the top spot. In March 2014, Big Daddy Weave was recognized for the second consecutive year with a nomination for K-LOVE Fan Awards’ “Song of the Year” for their No. 1 single “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” The band, comprised of Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk and Brian Beihl, formed when the original members were attending the University of Mobile. In 2002, Big Daddy Weave stepped into the spotlight with the release of its second album, One and Only, which debuted in SoundScan’s Christian Top 5 and earned them a Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year.” In 2010, Big Daddy Weave took home the Dove Award for “Christmas Album of the Year” for its seventh album, Christ Is Come. The band has also been honored at ASCAP’s Christian Music Awards and BMI’s Christian Music Awards and is one of the 10 most played artists at Christian radio over the past decade.

For more information on Big Daddy Weave and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.BigDaddyWeave.com/shows .

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March 14, 2014

WORD ENTERTAINMENT CLAIMS SEVEN NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 K-LOVE FAN AWARDS

Leads the “Best Live Show” Category with Three Nominations Including

for KING & COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot

At a press event yesterday, Word Entertainment celebrated with seven nominations for the second annual K-LOVE Fan Awards to be held on June 1 at the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.  Nominations include Francesca Battistelli for “Female Vocalist of the Year” for the second consecutive time and Sidewalk Prophets for their first “Group/Duo of the Year” award. Big Daddy Weave, who took home the prestigious “Song of the Year” award last year for their No. 1 smash hit “Redeemed,” were once again recognized with the nomination for their recent No. 1 radio single “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” the third straight No. 1 single from the band’s current album, Love Come To Life. The Word Entertainment family leads the “Best Live Show” category with three nominations including for KING & COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot. It was also announced this morning that Sidewalk Prophets were nominated for the “First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can.”

“I am so proud of the entire Word Entertainment family for their hard work, artistry and passion to make these nominations possible,” said Rod Riley, President & CEO of Word Entertainment. “Not only are our artists all superb musicians but the three live show nominations speak volumes to the incredible entertainers we have on our label. Recognition like this from K-LOVE truly means so much.”

A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print/Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

 

March 14, 2014

FOR KING & COUNTRY CELEBRATES THE TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, CRAVE

Reigning Dove Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” are in the Studio Working on Their

Sophomore Studio Album

 

Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY are celebrating the two year anniversary of the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album, Crave, today. It spent over 60 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart and sold nearly 140,000 units making them CCM’s best-selling debut record from 2012. In addition, Crave produced three Top 10 singles including their No. 1 smash hit “The Proof of Your Love,” “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)” and “The Middle of Your Heart.” With its release, the duo also garnered seven Dove Award nominations and took home the Dove Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” and the K-LOVE Fan Awards’ “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” honors. To commemorate the two-year-mark, for KING & COUNTRY are offering fans a 20% discount on their merchandise online at www.forkingandcountry.com. The hardworking brothers, who can be seen tonight on TBN’s “Praise The Lord,” are currently on tour with Casting Crown and in the studio finalizing their sophomore album due out later this year.

Here is what the critics had to say about for KING & COUNTRY and Crave:

“ Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of 2012” – iTunes

One of 17 artists to watch in 2012 – Billboard

Named “The Proof of Your Love” as 2012’s “Christian Song of the Year” – Amazon.com

“for KING & COUNTRY may just be Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”  – American Songwriter

“Crave is hands-down one of the best debut projects in years…Haunting, playful and deep all at once, it could quite easily beat out many of its mainstream counterparts…This is an extremely bright start for one best new acts in CCM and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”  – 5/5 stars – NewReleaseTuesday.com

Crave, as a whole is nothing short of brilliant…This is the can’t-miss album of the year.” – ChristianMusicZine.com

 

“Luke and Joel Smallbone’s brand of music…has led some critics to compare them to Coldplay and other major musical talents. But, in a way, even such flattering comparisons are unfair to for KING & COUNTRY….the brothers songs are truly gripping, almost like vignettes about their own lives.” – MTV’s Ourstage

for KING & COUNTRY, recently named “New Artist of the Year” at the 44th Annual Dove Awards and “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, released their critically acclaimed debut album, Crave, on February 28, 2012. On January 10, they made their late night debut performing their hit song and iTunes’ 2012 “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Song of the Year,” “The Proof Of Your Love,” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2012, for KING & COUNTRY was named as one of Billboard’s 17 acts to watch and were CCM’s best-selling new artist. For further information and a complete listing of dates visit www.forKINGandCOUNTRY.com.

 

 

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March 14, 2014

BIG DADDY WEAVE TO RELEASE LOVE COME TO LIFE: THE REDEEMED EDITION ON MARCH 11

 

 

Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, currently enjoying the tremendous fan reception of their life-changing, mega-hit “Redeemed,” will release Love Come to Life: The Redeemed Edition on March 11. The 17-track album, produced by group member Jeremy Redmon, features their career best-selling album Love Come To Life with the addition of five bonus tracks including both acoustic and live versions of the K-LOVE Fan Award-winning and Billboard Music Award-nominated “Redeemed” and their current hit “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” Love Come to Life spawned three straight No. 1 hits including “Love Come to Life,” “Redeemed” and their current chart topper “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” Big Daddy Weave is currently on the second leg of “The Only Name Tour” with 40 dates through May.

“It is incredible how people have received this song and this album,” said Big Daddy Weave front man Mike Weaver. “We are humbled by the many stories we’ve heard of God working in people’s lives through it.  We’re equally excited by the ongoing life of this album and the stories to come through new versions of ‘Redeemed’ and ‘The Only Name (Yours Will Be),’ and two songs not previously released on this album that are as close to our hearts as any songs on the record.  God is good!”

 

Love Come To Life: The Redeemed Edition Track Listing:

 

1.    Jesus Move

2.    Magnificent God

3.    Love Come To Life

4.    Stay

5.    Different Light

6.    If You Died Tonight

7.    Redeemed

8.    The Only Name (Yours Will Be)

9.    Save My Life

10. Maker Of The Wind

11. Give My Life Away

12. Overwhelmed

13. Everything Beautiful*

14. No Other Name*

15. Redeemed (Acoustic Edition)*

16. The Only Name (Yours Will Be) [Live]*

17. Redeemed (Live)*

 

*New Additions

 

Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian Music’s mainstays, is currently enjoying its career best-selling album, Love Come To Life, an album boasting three consecutive number one radio singles: “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” and “The Only Name (Yours Will Be).” In 2013, Big Daddy Weave’s monster hit song and career best-selling track, “Redeemed,” spent 11 weeks at No. 1, and took home the prestigious trophy for “Song of the Year” at the first-ever K-LOVE Fan Awards, while receiving nominations for “Christian Song of the Year” at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, and “Song of the Year” at the 2013 Dove Awards. The first Christian AC-Monitored radio chart of 2013 featured “Redeemed” in the number one position, while the first AC-Monitored chart of 2014 rang in with “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” in the top spot. The band, comprised of Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk and Brian Beihl, formed when the original members were attending the University of Mobile. In 2002, Big Daddy Weave stepped into the spotlight with the release of its second album, One and Only, which debuted in SoundScan’s Christian Top 5 and earned them a Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year.” In 2010, Big Daddy Weave took home the Dove Award for “Christmas Album of the Year” for its seventh album, Christ Is Come. The band has also been honored at ASCAP’s Christian Music Awards and BMI’s Christian Music Awards and is one of the 10 most played artists at Christian radio over the past decade.

 

For more information on Big Daddy Weave and to purchase tickets, please visit www.BigDaddyWeave.com/shows .

 

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