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2/1/2012 - Sidewalk Prophets Releases Live Like That on March 27
Sidewalk Prophets will release their sophomore album, Live Like That on Tuesday, March 27. Their current single is the title track off the new album and plays a strong part in the overall messaging from the band. In its first day on iTunes, “Live Like That” peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart. With the help of their fans, Sidewalk Prophets’ album cover encompasses the faces and hearts of people all across the country who have inspired someone to “live like that.” Log on to www.SidewalkProphets.com <http://www.SidewalkProphets.com> to preview Live Like That for a limited time.
“There comes a point in our lives when we ask: what exactly is this life for? It’s in those moments that I’m reminded of those who have impacted my life – my grandparents, parents, teachers and pastor – and whether they knew it or not, I saw Christ in them,” said Dave from Sidewalk Prophets. “This album is a reflection of our journey in music and our desire to live our lives in such a way that it is rooted in a deep passion and love that knows no bounds.”
Following in the footsteps of their debut album, Live Like That (produced by Dove Award winning producer Ian Eskelin), is a powerful musical devotion that weaves together thought provoking lyrics and melodies. Each song on the record was written/co-written by Sidewalk Prophets’ Dave Frey and Ben McDonald. Sidewalk Prophets fans were able to participate in the creative process of the album, singing background vocals on “Love Love Love” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us.”
Beginning today, fans can pre-order the 12-track album with exclusive pre-sale offers on their website. The featured bundle is the “Live Like That Signature Package” which contains personal letters from each band member, an autographed album and poster, an exclusive download, t-shirt, and more! Check out the Live Like That Signature Package and other exclusive bundles at: www.sidewalkprophets.com/store <http://www.sidewalkprophets.com/store> .
Sidewalk Prophets have made an impressive debut on the CCM scene, winning “New Artist of the Year” in 2010 and garnering four Dove Nominations to date, including “Pop Contemporary Song of the Year” and “Group of the Year.” Produced by Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli), their debut album These Simple Truths catapulted Sidewalk Prophets into one of the top-selling new artists of the genre. The album delivered the smash No. 1 singles “You Love Me Anyway” and “The Words I Would Say,” which topped Billboard’s AC/Indicator Chart for five consecutive weeks. Sidewalk Prophets recently kicked-off “The Rock & Worship Roadshow” alongside Hawk Nelson, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, among others.
TRACK LISTING for Live Like That:
1. Hebrews 12:1 (Prelude)
2. Live Like That
3. Love, Love, Love
4. Save My Life
5. Keep Making Me
6. It's Good (Love's Not Safe)
7. Help Me Find It
8. Heart's on Fire
9. Wrecking Ball
10. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
11. For You Tonight
12. This is Not Goodbye
For more information about Sidewalk Prophets, visit www.sidewalkprohets.com <http://www.sidewalkprohets.com/> .
6/3/2011 - Sidewalk Prophets to Release Deluxe Edition of These Simple Truths on July 12
Fervent Records’ contemporary pop group, Sidewalk Prophets, will release a deluxe edition of their breakthrough debut album, These Simple Truths, on July 12. Originally released on August 25, 2009, These Simple Truths, features their current hit single “You Love Me Anyway” which landed in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s AC/Indicator Chart this week. The deluxe edition features one new song, “Know That You Are Loved” and two acoustic versions of fan favorites, “You Love Me Anyway” and “The Words I Would Say.”
Written by Sidewalk Prophets’ Dave Frey and Ben McDonald with Mark DeLavergne, “You Love Me Anyway” is a song that embodies what the band is all about, loving God despite our fears and questions, and loving him because He first loved us.
“We wrote this song in the basement of Ben’s house in the middle of a thunderstorm,” shares Sidewalk Prophets’ Dave Frey. “I remember thinking how incredibly safe I felt. The storm raged all around and shook the walls, but safe inside we sat. That’s just like our God, a shelter in the storm. I then started to remember all the things I had done not to deserve such a shelter, such a loving God.”
Sidewalk Prophets have made an impressive debut on the CCM scene, winning “New Artist of the Year” in 2010 and garnering four Dove Nominations to date, including “Pop Contemporary Song of the Year” and “Group of the Year.” Produced by Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli), These Simple Truths has sold more than 100,000 units and 322,000 digital tracks making Sidewalk Prophets one of the top-selling new artists. The album delivered the smash No. 1 single “The Words I Would Say,” which topped Billboard’s AC/Indicator Chart for five consecutive weeks as well as the hit “You Can Have Me.”
Sidewalk Prophets has toured with artists such as Francesca Battistelli, David Crowder Band, Fireflight, Kutless, Mercy Me, Newsboys, Red, Tenth Avenue North and Third Day and will be hitting the road this summer to play shows all across the country.
TRACK LISTING for These Simple Truths (Deluxe Edition):
1. Just Might Change Your Life
2. Show Me How To Love
3. You Can Have Me
4. The Words I Would Say
5. Moving All The While
6. For What It’s Worth
7. You Love Me Anyway
8. All Things New
9. You Will Never Leave Me
10. Give It All Away
11. Lay Down My Life
12. Know That You Are Loved (NEW Song)
13. You Love Me Anyway (Lealand House Sessions)
14. The Words I Would Say (Lealand House Sessions)
1/10/2011 - Chris August, Chris Sligh and Sidewalk Prophets to Flurry Up The Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular
The Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular “American Bible Society Pre-jam Party” is all a flurry this year with special guests Fervent Recording artists Chris August and Sidewalk Prophets along with Word Records’ and American Idol Top 10 finalist Chris Sligh warming up the stage for Christian Music favorites Francesca Battistelli, KJ-52, Kutless, NewSong, RED, The David Crowder Band and Newsboys, plus speaker Tony Nolan. It’s a rock show where the stars just happen to be Christians. The 47-city nationwide tour kicks-off tomorrow, January 7th in Chattanooga, TN and will wrap April 3rd in Peoria, IL.
During Winter Jam, artists Chris August and Sidewalk Prophets will reveal American Bible Society’s Uncover the Word movement, a movement encouraging fans to take a closer look at the relevance of the Bible and apply its text to their lives. From the stage, Chris August and Sidewalk Prophets will share a variety of custom Bible resources and videos.
“Winter Jam cannot come quickly enough,” shares Chris August. “I’m thrilled to be getting out on the road meeting new people, touring with some great bands and friends of mine and exploring new cities. It’s going to be a great night of music, fun and worship. I know there will be a ton of folks out at these shows, but I’m going to make it my goal to meet every one of you!”
Ben McDonald of Sidewalk Prophets remarks, “We're so excited for Winter Jam 2011! We were so privileged to travel with the tour last year and made so many amazing new friends in each city. Amazing bands, great people, and all for one purpose - shining a light in the darkness and raising high the name of Christ! We'll be there and hope to see you there too.”
“To say that I am excited about Winter Jam would be an understatement,” exclaims Chris Sligh. “Whether you talk about my attending Winter Jam as a fan in Greenville, S.C., or the fact that I'm getting to tour with people who are becoming good friends like Chris August and Newsboys, I'm elated to be a part of something so special!”
In addition to this hot music line-up, the pre-show features games, prizes and the chance to meet Chris August, Chris Sligh and Sidewalk Prophets. All of the pre-show fun gets underway at 6 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends. Tickets are $10 and only available at the door.
During the American Bible Society Pre-Jam Party, attendees will have the opportunity to text the keyword “UNCOVER,” plus their email address, to the 31452 to receive Bible verses via text message, encouraging them to discover what God says through scripture.”
10/28/2010 - Today Only: Get Sidewalk Prophets' song "All Things New" For Free
TODAY ONLY: The Sidewalk Prophets song "All Things New" will be the Free Song of the Day on Amazon.com! Here is the link:
3/17/2010 - Francesca Battistelli, Remedy Drive, and Sidewalk Prophets Join All-Star Line-Up for 2nd Annual Rock and Worship Roadshow
Three of Christian music’s favorite artists will be joining the 2nd Annual Rock and Worship Roadshow tour, launching March 18 in Indianapolis, IN. Word Label Group’s Francesca Battistelli, Remedy Drive, and Sidewalk Prophets are set to be featured alongside leading industry acts including MercyMe, David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5 and Fee. With $10 admission, the tour will be hitting 25 cities through the end of April. For more information, including a full list of tour stops, please visit http://www.therockandworshiproadshow.com.
Grammy-nominated Francesca Battistelli set the Christian radio charts on fire in 2009 with her smash hit “Free To Be Me” which held the #1 slot for 10 consecutive weeks. She recently released My Paper Heart: Deluxe Edition featuring two songs and four new versions of the hits “Free To Be Me”, “It’s Your Life”, “I’m Letting Go”, and “Beautiful, Beautiful.” Additionally, Battistelli had music featured on AOL Music's homepage, in ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," NBC's "Biggest Loser," Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance," and many other television shows and movies.
Known for their over-the-top live performance antics, three-time GMA Dove Award nominee Remedy Drive is preparing for the March 30 release of Daylight is Coming: Expanded Edition featuring three new songs. Fans who already have the original Daylight is Coming release in their music collection can download the digital-only Daylight EP featuring three new songs, plus the acoustic version of “All Along” and the dance remix of “Daylight”, mixed by Family Force 5 frontman Soul Glow Activatur. The band’s new single “Speak to Me” will hit radio stations on April 9.
New artist Sidewalk Prophets recently garnered two GMA Dove Awards nominations including a nod for “New Artist of the Year.” The band’s debut single “The Words I Would Say” held the #1 slot on the AC Indicator chart for 5 consecutive weeks. Releasing in August 2009, Sidewalk Prophets debut record These Simple Truths scanned more than 10,000 units the first month of release. Booked by Word’s own The Breen Agency, Sidewalk Prophets is currently on their self-proclaimed “VanGo Tour” comprised of the Winter Jam 2010 tour and Rock and Worship Roadshow playing for nearly 550,000 fans this spring.
1/25/2010 - Sidewalk Prophets and American Bible Society Announce Partnershpi as Band Hits Road For Spring Tour
Fervent Records’ recording artist Sidewalk Prophets and the nation’s largest Bible ministry, the American Bible Society (ABS) recently, announced their campaign partnership to join together for new generation Bible engagement. As part of the “GET THE TRUTH” campaign, Sidewalk Prophets is inviting concert goers on the 2010 Winter Jam tour to text TRUTH to 31452 and receive daily Scripture sent to their phones from ABS as well as music downloads from Sidewalk Prophets and Word Entertainment. The goal is to encourage those in attendance to engage in daily Scripture reading through this text message program developed by ABS.
American Bible Society’s Director of Scripture Advocacy, Karina Lucero, expresses the organization’s excitement: “We at the American Bible Society are ecstatic to work alongside Sidewalk Prophets to get God’s Word into the hands and hearts of youth across the United States. We are praying that God will use this campaign to invite tens of thousands to begin a journey of lifetime engagement with the Bible.”
"We are thrilled to be teaming up with American Bible Society to help people dig deeper into the Word of God. The American Bible Society is an organization that has been diligently fighting the good fight by spreading God's Word to all corners of the world for nearly two centuries. The greatest part of working together is that you can visually witness in every member of the ABS staff that the Bible is their goal, their passion, and their love. We are honored to be touring the country with Winter Jam, and we are gratefully overwhelmed by the love and support of the American Bible Society in putting Christ and His words first in all we do." says Sidewalk Prophets’ frontman Dave Frey.
Word Entertainment COO, Rod Riley, echoes Lucero’s and Frey’s enthusiasm: “Word Entertainment is honored to be partnering with the American Bible Society for such an important and influential campaign. Sidewalk Prophets is the ideal artist to partner with ABS to share their vision of scripture engagement. We look forward to seeing the number of individuals reached through this campaign and who are encouraged to spend more time in the Word of God.”
Sidewalk Prophets, booked by Word’s own David Breen Agency, is currently on the Winter Jam tour through March and will then head out on the Rock n Worship Roadshow. On their self-proclaimed “VanGo Tour”, Sidewalk Prophets will perform for nearly 800,000 fans over the course of the 61 shows this spring. In conjunction with their touring efforts, Sidewalk Prophets has launched several online initiatives to spread the word in the online community. On the band’s website, fans can access an interactive Prize Wheel game, Twitter contest, and Facebook application as well as an area to upload content from each show.
Releasing in August 2009, Sidewalk Prophets debut record These Simple Truths scanned more than 10,000 units the first month of release. Their single “The Words I Would Say” held the number one spot on the AC Indicator radio chart for three consecutive weeks.
12/4/2009 - Sidewalk Prophets Partners with KLOVE Radio for "Home For Christmas" Promotion
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) December 4, 2009— Fervent Records’ band Sidewalk Prophets and the KLOVE Radio Network are partnering together to bring listeners the “Home for Christmas” giveaway. Radio listeners can submit a letter to KLOVE that they would write to a family member or loved one. From the entries, one grand prize winner will be selected to win a roundtrip airfare for four to fly home for Christmas. Five additional winners will be chosen daily to win an acoustic guitar with the lyrics to “The Words I Would Say” handwritten by the band. The contest begins today, December 4 with the grand prize winner being announced next week on Friday, December 11. For more information or to submit your letter, visit http://www.klove.com.
Sidewalk Prophets debut single, “The Words I Would Say”, was a #1 AC/I hit for five consecutive weeks and was the most added song two weeks in a row. With their album These Simple Truths scanning more than 10,000 copies and sales of more than 25,000 digital tracks during the first month of release, Sidewalk Prophets was one of the best-selling new artists in 2009. The band is preparing to hit the road on the 2010 Winter Jam Tour starting in January followed by the Rock and Worship Tour in April, playing more than 60 shows.
K-LOVE is a listener supported radio network, heard by 4 million listeners each week on 412 signals in 44 states. K-LOVE, and its sister network Air1, are ministries of Educational Media Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, headquarted in Rocklin, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.klove.com.
6/4/2009 - Sidewalk Prophets Release 'These Simple Truths' August 25
June 2, 2009 (Nashville, TN) – New Fervent Records band Sidewalk Prophets will make their CBA industry debut on Aug. 25 with the release of These Simple Truths.
Already touring more than 150 dates per year, the band has shared the stage with acts like MercyMe, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, Audio Adrenaline and others before signing with the Nashville label. Sidewalk Prophets initially made a name for themselves at Indiana’s Anderson University where frontmen and main songwriters Dave Frey and Ben McDonald met. The band was unwittingly submitted for a campus recording competition, won and later attracted the attention of music executives before relocating to Music City.
Members Cal Joslin and Justin Nace joined the band upon Sidewalk Prophet’s arrival to Nashville.
Produced by Ian Eskelin (Stellar Kart, Francesca Battistelli, Sarah Reeves), These Simple Truths centers on the hope that Christ’s love provides. Like most of the band’s recordings, their ministry focus is to help people embrace the uniqueness God has given them.
“The more we look at today’s problems the more we see that a lot of times people are fearful of being themselves,” explains Frey. “And finding our identity in Christ is one of the most crucial steps in loving others. Once people start realizing this and living confidently we’ll see a visible change from households to communities to ultimately the world.
“That’s what we’re all about. The name ‘Sidewalk Prophets’ even means that we are common people speaking the truth about life from our perspective as followers of Christ.”
Already garnering radio airplay on KLTY’s “New Music Café” with “You Love Me Anyway,” Sidewalk Prophets’ first album single, “The Words I Would Say,” is scheduled for release to radio June 19.
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