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10/30/2012 - Phil Wickham Releases Second Live Worship Album Singalong2
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 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.
"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.
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
10/13/2011 - Phil Wickham’s Response Gives Strong Debut
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.
10/5/2011 - Phil Wickham Pleases Fans and Critics with Response
Over the years praised singer/songwriter Phil Wickham’s works have been met by critical acclaim and commercial success. Response is proving to continue this trend as it released this week and has already flown to No. 2 on the iTunes ® Christian Chart. Also trending with his past critical success are the rave reviews Response is receiving:
“Wickham's a true original thanks to clever wordplay, adventurous arrangements, and the ability to strike just the right balance between reverence and resourcefulness.” –ChristianityToday.com
"This is the worship album Phil Wickham fans have been asking for. With his trademark poetic lyrics and infectious melodies, Response presents pop worship songs- the perfect collection of vertical songs for your church, car, or playlist."-Christian Musician Magazine
“Wickham's songwriting is in a higher caliber than most songs on Christian radio right now…It's easy to dive into God's glory with Wickham on this album. It's one of the best worship records you'll get this year and you won't want it any other way.” –JesusFreakHideout.com
“Phil Wickham’s enthusiastic and reverent style of writing and singing praise and worship songs has consistently been a draw. Wickham’s prayerful sentiments are consistently filled with his personal adoration of God. Response is no exception. Several of these songs should be added to your Sunday morning worship set.” –New Release Tuesday
"It’s a very humble and reverent album, declaring who God is, what He has done for us, and sums up what our proper Response should be."-HollywoodJesus.com
“You will be inspired to worship along with this gorgeous, serene music as you contemplate the goodness of God and His glory and power. You will also enjoy Phil’s dynamic vocals that only magnify this powerful fourth album from Phil Wickham.” -ChristianMusicReview.org
Featured on the chart-topping album is Wickham’s latest radio hit “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)” that is climbing the radio charts with support from top Christian radio like K-LOVE radio network, KSBJ/Houston, KXOJ/Tulsa & WDJC/Birmingham among others. Watch Wickham open up about the single and the full album here.
In conjunction with the new release, Wickham will also tour around the country this fall performing songs from Response and more. For more information on Wickham, his music and a full list of tour dates please visit www.philwickham.com.
9/12/2011 - Phil Wickham Invites Listeners to Worship on Fourth Album Response, Out October 4
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
12/8/2009 - Phil Wickham Receives Career High Chart Placement
INO Records’ singer/songwriter Phil Wickham received the highest chart placement of his career as his third studio album Heaven and Earth, debuted at No. 5 on the Christian music chart selling nearly 14k albums landing the No. 50 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Wickham also dominated the iTunes ® Christian chart hitting the No. 1 spot during the week.
The critically acclaimed artist’s current single “Safe,” which features MercyMe’s Bart Millard, continues its sprint to the top of the chart currently placing in the Top 20 AC and Top 10 Soft AC/Inspo radio formats after 8 short weeks. (video story about “Safe” by Wickham http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDk7zoCJfFk )
“The first week’s sales, radio’s embracement of the single, and the media’s high acclaim over the album is very rewarding, says INO’s SVP Marketing and Promotions Dan Michaels. “Wickham, along with his producer Pete Kipley, created a remarkable album. The team behind Phil has remained committed and has done an amazing job setting up Heaven And Earth,“ Michaels adds.
Wickham is currently on the “Glory In The Highest Acoustic Tour” with Shane and Shane and Bethany Dillon. For more information on the tour and Phil Wickham please visit www.philwickham.com .
10/14/2009 - Phil Wickham Finds His Voice on Third Studio Album
October 14, 2009…Nashville, TN…Since the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Cannons, distinguished singer/songwriter Phil Wickham finds his voice on his third studio album Heaven and Earth set to land on November 17.
Even with the critical acclaim he’s garnered, for the first time in his career, Wickham feels that he has a story to tell: he wants to remind the Church for what and who we are created for.
Produced by Pete Kipley (MercyMe, The Afters, Kutless) Heaven and Earth is not only an encouraging album from a lyrical standpoint, but a delight to listen to with guitar parts that feel like they are literally plucking strings connected to your chest and lonesome yet lush string arrangements, recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios.
Writing much of the record while in the studio certainly paid off for Wickham, as a story began to unfold in the songs, and for the first time Wickham found himself writing specific songs to connect the dots and join the threads that were beginning to weave themselves in and out across the tapestry that was becoming Heaven and Earth.
The first single “Safe” featuring MercyMe frontman Bart Millard, has received great support at radio debuting at No. 28 on Billboard AC Monitored and No. 27 on AC Indicator this week. The single is being played in major markets across the country including Indianapolis, Houston, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more!
The lyrics of “Safe” serve to encourage, strengthen and remind listeners that they are not alone as they say, “You will be safe in His arms, You will be safe in His arms, the hands that hold the world are holding Your heart, this is the promise He made He will be with You always, when everything is falling apart you will be safe in His arms.”
“If we are Christians, we know God is great and we know what Jesus did on the cross,” says Wickham. “We know all the stories, but to be reminded of and to be compelled to move by those stories, I feel, is in a way a large part of what my goal in music is - to remind the Church of the reality of the Gospel, the importance of the cross, of the excitement and hope that we have in Heaven.”
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