I'm just relieved that this will all be over soon...
Tomorrow morning at 10 AM, we'll be digging into the Gospel of John at Get'n Grounded Coffee Shop in Princess Anne, MD. We'd love for you to enjoy some free coffee and great fellowship!
NEW RELEASE TUESDAY
by Third Day | Genre: Rock
For The Glory
by The O.C. Supertones | Genre: Ska
*First Supertones album in over 8 years!
Twenty Three Live at Lakewood Church
by Cindy Cruse Ratcliff | Genre: Praise & Worship
by Chelsea Musick | Genre: Country
Motion Towards The Miles
by Attaboy | Genre: Pop/Rock
by Underoath | Genre: Hard Rock
As Long As You Love Me
by L.O.Y.A.L.T.Y. | Genre: Gospel
Love Is Christmas
by Daniel Kirkley | Genre: Christmas
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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Francesca Battistelli is busy. She has a two year old son (Matthew), an award winning music career that includes her husband who plays drums in her band, lots of #1 radio hits, music videos to shoot, a Christmas tour to wrap up and oh yeah, then there's the holidays spread out between two families... girlfriend could probably use a break. But she ain't gettin' one!
In September, Francesca was surprised on stage by the President of Word Entertainment - who awarded her a gold album for her debut, My Paper Heart. This marks the first debut album from a CCM artist in nearly a decade to receive RIAA-certified Gold status for sales in excess of 500,000 units. (Casting Crowns’ release in 2003 was the last debut album to receive RIAA Gold certification)
At only six years old, Francesca was an aspiring actress. She longed to be on Broadway - singing and dancing and acting. Francesca’s passion for life on the stage wasn’t all that surprising, given her mom and dad’s extensive theater background. In fact, they met when her dad was the assistant conductor for the national tour of “The King and I,” while her mom played Anna, the show's female lead opposite Yul Brynner.
And when Francesca was 15, she put her skills to good use in an all-girl mainstream pop group in Orlando, an experience that helped pave the way for what she does today. But when the gig eventually ended, Francesca says she was thankful for an opportunity to clear her head. “Not long after, I recharged my batteries by going to this youth ministry that I absolutely loved,” Francesca shares. “It was there where the Lord really captured my heart for Christian music. I started playing guitar and really longed to bring something authentic to the scene that even non-Christians could listen to.”
Awesome: Francesca is featured on both of the A Very Special Christmas compilation projects benefiting the Special Olympics.
Album: Hundred More Years
Christmas Album: Christmas
Tour: CLICK HERE
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Video: It's Your Life (Acoustic)
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