It’s Artist Newsday!! And this past Friday was a big day for new Christian music. Dylan and I shared about two artists who found big success over the weekend.
Cade Thompson has released his highly anticipated debut album Bigger Story, available now across all streaming platforms. The album includes 10 songs in collaboration with many songwriters, with the most prominent name being Matthew West!
When asked about his newest release, here is what Cade had to say. “This album was written out of my life experiences which led to this one question: How would I explain the Gospel to someone who might not have ever heard of Jesus? Each song on this album has a truth that reminds us we are all a part of a bigger story, one that is bigger than ourselves. My hope for this album is that it inspires each listener to truly walk in a relationship with Jesus and join the story.”
Despite this being his first album, Thompson has several hits already on our playlist including “Every Step of the Way”, “Provider” and “Source of Life.”
Thompson will be performing his new songs live this fall on the Step Into The Light Tour alongside Newsboys, Mandisa and We Are Messengers. For a full list of tour dates, visit www.cadethompsonmusic.com.
Francesca Battistelli unveiled her brand new single, “God is Good,” on September 10th. The track will be included in the upcoming film, God’s Not Dead: We the People, in which she has a starring role. The movie will be in theaters for three days only Oct. 4-6.
She delivers her storytelling on “God is Good,” which is her first new album since her Christmas album titled, This Christmas, released in the final months of 2020. She says, “A few years ago, a good friend of ours went through a devastating loss. I really wanted to write a song that would honor what he went through and really speak to that idea of how tragedy affects our lives, because at one point or another, it does affect all of us. If the last year-and-a-half has taught us anything, it’s that we’re not immune to difficult times,” She also shares. “It’s been a hard season, and this song has brought me a lot of comfort, because through it all, there is one constant, and that is that God is good. So no matter what you’re facing today, I pray that this song would bless you and bring you hope and peace, because He is good and He is for you and He loves you so much.” That is in her words.
An interesting fact is that she homeschools her kids at her home in Nashville, TN. She also recently announced she is expecting her sixth child, due in February 2022. For more information on Francesca, visit www.francescamusic.com.
You can find the original stories and even more at Jesus Freak Hideout!
Answer: Relate from For King & Country
This week’s trivia was a stumper, so we’ll bring it back next week for a chance at TWO $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup!
TODAY’S SONFEST SONG POETRY
Congratulations to Jan of Howard for correctly guessing Witness by Jordan Feliz!
Thanks for listening!
Jonathon and Dylan
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