Phil Wickham Releases Second Live Worship Album, Singalong2 Today, October 30
Nashville, Tenn. – October 30, 2012 – Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham, known for his “atmospheric tunes and anchoring vertical lyrics” (CCM Magazine), is bringing back his popular live album with the release of Singalong2. Beginning today, October 30, Singalong2 will be available at all digital retailers. For a limited time, Singalong2 was available on Wickham’s site and received over 100,000 downloads in one month. The live album follows the success of Wickham’s first sing-a-long project, Singalong which was released in 2010. Singalong2 was recorded live at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Santa Ana, CA where Wickham set up several extra mics at his show and invited attendees to 'sing-along' live. The album will include 14 tracks from the evening’s performance along with three bonus videos. iTunes link for Singalong2: http://smarturl.it/singalong2
"The idea behind the Singalong records is to capture a moment in time where a group of people who believe in the same God come together to thank Him for what He has done and worship Him for who He is. Though bells and whistles can be fun to listen to, there are none on this record, just me, a guitar, and a chorus of saints a few thousand strong."
Wickham’s first sing-a-long project, Singalong is also available at all digital retailers. The project was recorded at Wickham’s show at Solid Rock Church in Portland, OR. iTunes link for Singalong: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/singalong/id388451118
Wickham is currently on tour in support of his recent release, Response, across the country. For show information, visit http://philwickham.com/tour-dates/
Track Listing for Singalong2:
1. Heaven Fall Down
2. At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)
3. I'll Always Love You
4. You're Beautiful
5. The Victory
7. Sun & Moon
8. Spirit of the Living God
9. Spring Up O Well
10. I Surrender All
11. All I Am
13. Heaven Song
14. We Give You All The Glory
15. At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh) - VIDEO
16. Medley: Spirit of the Living God / Spring Up O Well / I Surrender All - VIDEO
17. The Victory - VIDEO
About Phil Wickham:
Phil Wickham is at his core a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all four of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009) and Response (2011). The critically acclaimed artist released his most recent studio album Response, last year. The album hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel Albums Chart, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart, No. 4 on the Christian Soundscan Chart and peaked in the Top 25 on the iTunes overall albums chart.
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Critically Acclaimed Artist Phil Wickham’s Response Gives Strong Debut
Lands at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Albums Chart
No. 4 on Christian Soundscan Chart &
No. 1 on iTunes ® Christian/Gospel Albums Chart
Critics and Fans Alike Continue to Sing Praises
for Latest Release
Response, the latest release from critically acclaimed worship artist Phil Wickham (Fair Trade Services), made a grand entrance this week peaking at No. 1 on iTunes® Christian/Gospel Albums Chart and debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart, No. 4 on the Christian Soundscan Chart and rising as high as Top 25 on iTunes® overall chart.
The reviews continue to pour in giving praise to Wickham’s latest effort from critics and bloggers alike:
“For his fourth studio effort, Phil Wickham channels the psalmists of old, voicing appreciation and adoration for the different aspects of God that are seen throughout our lives and circumstances. Partnering again with Pete Kipley, Wickham also brought in Brown Bannister to co-produce. This collective approach carried over to the songwriting, too, with multiple collaborations representing more than just Wickham's heart.”-Rhapsody.com
“Filled with 11 songs useful in congregational worship, this is the Phil Wickham release worship leaders have been waiting for.” -Worship Leader Magazine
"The hype is well substantiated; Phil Wickham is one of the few “praise & worship” artists who bring musical and lyrical creativity to their songs." -The Waking Blog
"You will be inspired to worship along with this gorgeous, serene music as you contemplate the goodness of God and His glory and power." -Jay's Musik Blog
"'Response' is a beautiful album telling us of God's wonderful mercy and grace, showing God's character and love for us." -Edge Of The Plank Blog
"One word sums up my feelings about this album: angelic. Phil Wickham knows how to craft words and make them sound more beautiful than anything you have ever heard." -The Christian Music Review Blog
Radio stations across the U.S. are jumping at the chance to play Wickham’s latest hit single, “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh).” With nearly 50 stations already on board including K-Love, KSBJ/Houston and Joy FM/St. Louis, each week more and more networks are joining to support the single. Additionally, the crowd-pleasing track debuted at No. 30 on AC Monitored this week, landed in AC Indicator’s Top 25 and No. 2 on Soft AC/Inspo.
For more information on Phil Wickham please visit www.philwickham.com.10/12/2011
Phil Wickham Pleases Fans and Critics with Response
Celebrated Artist Phil Wickham Invites Listeners to Worship on Fourth Album Response, Out October 4
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Celebrated Artist Phil Wickham Invites Listeners to Worship
on Fourth Album Response, Out October 4
(Nashville, Tenn) Sept. 7, 2011— After selling a quarter million albums and over a half million song downloads to date, a chart topping radio single, receiving accolades for his previous three efforts and being featured in major publications such as CCM, Relevant, Worship Leader and Christian Music Today, Fair Trade Services’ recording artist Phil Wickham returns October 4, with his latest album Response.
On his fourth release, Wickham provides listeners with eleven tracks that seek to give a voice to humanity’s acceptance of God’s love in any circumstance. In the same way that the Psalms offer expressions of joy, sorrow, repentance, hope and victory, Response gives a voice to the appreciation and adoration of God in every chapter of life.
“When I see the different aspects of who God is in different situations of life, my response to that love can be seen as jumping for joy where other times I respond by saying, ‘You are Holy and I am not,’ humbled and falling on my face,” Wickham describes.
For his previous three projects- Phil Wickham (2006); Cannons (2007) and Heaven & Earth (2009), Wickham worked solely with longtime friend and producer Pete Kipley (MercyMe, Matthew West, The Afters). On Response, Wickham invited reputable producer Brown Bannister (Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith) to co-produce the album as an intentional effort to stay true to the album’s theme of voicing a collective worshipful response to God.
“There are more musicians playing on the record than I normally work with,” Wickham says. “Multiple drummers, bass players, etc and I wrote with more people on this record hoping to have these songs be an expression of everybody’s heart not just mine.”
The first single from Response, “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh),” is currently receiving airplay on 26 stations nationwide, including national networks KLOVE and American Family Radio. The song has already cracked the top 15 on the INSPO radio chart and is No. 35 on the National Christian Audience radio chart. In support of the track, Wickham has been out on the road visiting radio stations across the nation including stations in Nashville, TN; Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis, MN and Kansas City, MO.
In conjunction with the new release, Wickham will also tour around the country this fall playing his new single, other songs from Response and more.
For more information and a full list of tour dates please visit www.philwickham.com
About Phil Wickham:
Phil Wickham is at his core a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift was apparent on Wickham’s critically acclaimed album Heaven and Earth, which was the follow-up to his sophomore effort, Cannons. He continues to prove this on his upcoming fourth studio album, Response, which releases October 4 with Fair Trade Services.
Selling 200,000 albums to date, Wickham has been featured in major publications such as CCM, Relevant, Worship Leader, Christian Music Today, About.com, SongTouch, Advance Magazine, and more. Both Heaven & Earth and Cannons made their way into the top 5 on iTunes Christian album charts, and the single “Safe” placed in the top 20 on Billboard’s Christian AC and Soft AC/Inspirational charts.
Wickham has toured with some of the industry’s most renowned artists including MercyMe and the David Crowder* Band. For more information please visit www.philwickham.com
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