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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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