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5/17/2012 - Rachel Chan Joins iShine KNECT TV Season 4 and iShine Live Fall 2012 Tour
in:ciite media Recording Artist Rachel Chan joins iShine KNECT TV season 4 and the iShine LIVE Fall 2012 Tour. Rachel, the 16-year-old daughter of New York Times Best-Selling Author, Pastor and Speaker Francis Chan, is excited to share her music and ministry with the iShine audience.
“Rachel's music and ministry are a perfect fit for iShine and their mission,” said Chris Thomason, president and CEO of in:ciite media. “Rachel is uniquely gifted to speak to this audience and we believe it will be a remarkable experience.”
iShine KNECT TV is a Christian series designed for families and preteens to take the time to connect with one another and have fun. Presented from a biblical perspective, iShine KNECT features music videos, live performances, artist interviews, behind-the-scenes segments, question and answer time from viewers and more. To catch Rachel’s upcoming episodes on iShine KNECT Season 4, visit www.ishinelive.com/ishine-knect <http://www.ishinelive.com/ishine-knect> for updates.
The iShine LIVE tour featuring Rachel, along with veteran iShine artists and new faces, is coming to churches this fall. September through October, the 10-city iShine LIVE tour launches the fourth national tour in four years. Cities and dates are forthcoming. Visit www.ishinelive.com/ishine-tour <http://www.ishinelive.com/ishine-tour> for the latest information.
“I’m excited to share my music with everyone on the iShine tour,” said Rachel. “If one of my songs impacts an individual in a positive way and inspires them to spread the name of Jesus Christ, then I’ve accomplished my goal.”
Rachel’s debut CD Go released earlier this year by in:ciite media and EMI-CMG Distribution. The songs on Go represent Rachel‘s first foray into the world of songwriting with her seasoned pop-music producer, Dave Lubben (Kutless) and are a unique take on life’s experiences. Rachel co-wrote all 10 songs on the record. The cohesive messages found on Go are simple, yet powerful: to love the Lord, to love people, and to exemplify the Lord’s call to disciple.
1/10/2012 - Rachel Chan's Debut Project, Go, Hits Stores Today
Rachel Chan’s highly anticipated debut project, Go, hits stores today, released through in:ciite Media and its distribution partner EMI-CMG Christian Music Distribution. The 16-year-old daughter of New York Times Best-Selling Author, Pastor and Speaker Francis Chan, is already receiving praise for her freshman CD, which features songs co-wrote by Rachel and seasoned pop-music producer, Dave Lubben.
Here’s what people are saying about Rachel and Go:
“Rachel Chan's Go is a wonderfully produced and beautifully recorded 10 song album that highlights a great singing voice and showcases a real gift for songwriting. Chan displays the skill of an artist who has done this before, except this is only her debut. Her sound is that of a young Avril Lavigne or Rachael Lampa, with a bold singing voice and some attitude in vocals. The album is sure to do well and most importantly reach the youth she intends to minister too.” - The Christian Post
“Rachel reveals a maturity and heart for Christ that’s hard to find in your average teenager… With personal passion ablaze and her artistry well beyond her years, there’s no doubt that the Chan household has produced a champion for Christ. One that we’ll all surely be hearing about for years to come…” – CCM Magazine
“Rachel Chan impressed us with her heart for God, her maturity, and her natural talent. We are excited to journey with her as she releases her first album. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for her!” – HearItFirst.com
“Go is a confident freshman effort thanks to mature vocals, fine pop production, and songs likely to connect with her peer group.” – Christianity Today
Rachel’s current single “Prove It” is impacting CHR and AC radio with spins in several markets.
Rachel’s 2012 tour plans include dates with the Rend Collective Experiment and her dad, performances at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention and Exposition, and the Lifeway Girls’ Conference.
12/8/2011 - Rachel Chan Releases Debut Project, Go, January 10
Rachel Chan’s highly anticipated debut project, Go, hits stores on January 10, 2012, released through in:ciite Media and its distribution partner EMI-CMG Christian Music Distribution. The 16-year-old daughter of New York Times Best-Selling Author, Pastor and Speaker Francis Chan, is excited to step into the spotlight to share her fresh, youthful sound and lyrics with an audience to which she can relate – teens.
“I’m excited to share my new music with everyone, especially people my age,” said Rachel. “If one of my songs impacts an individual in a positive way and inspires them to spread the name of Jesus Christ, then I’ve accomplished my goal for Go. Teens need to hear from someone who ultimately understands and can relate to their struggles.”
Rachel’s music has provided her with an opportunity to reach her peers at a level of mutual understanding and talk to them about their day-to-day struggles through songs like “Even Here” and “Prove It,” which is the new radio single featuring a surprising collaboration with her famous dad, who is given a chance to share his thoughts in the middle of the song. It’s a funny twist on how a Godly relationship between a father and daughter should look.
The songs on Go represent Rachel‘s first foray into the world of songwriting with her seasoned pop-music producer, Dave Lubben (Kutless) and are a unique take on life’s experiences. Rachel, having never considered herself a songwriter, co-wrote all 10 songs on the record. For Rachel, relying on the Lord for lyrics was the only option for the CD.
“Writing these songs reminded me all over again exactly what I love about my Savior, and the things He does in my daily life that make me go weak in the knees,” explained Rachel.
The cohesive messages found on Go are simple, yet powerful: to love the Lord, to love people, and to exemplify the Lord’s call to disciple.
Rachel’s Christmas single “Hey, It’s Not My Birthday” is impacting radio with spins in several markets including KCMS Seattle, Wash., WAFJ Augusta, Ga., KGBI Omaha, Neb., WFRN South Bend, Ind., and WHRZ Spartanburg, S.C. The Christmas single is available at iTunes.
With the CD release right around the corner, Rachel is excited about finding the balance between attending public school and Chinese language class, TV appearances and touring. Her 2012 tour plans are shaping up to include dates with the Rend Collective Experiment and her dad, performances at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention and Exposition, and the Lifeway Girl’s Conference.
Event City/State Date
Rend Collective Experiment Tour Newberry Park, CA December 30, 2011
Rend Collective Experiment Tour Minnesota January 13-15, 2012
Rend Collective Experiment Tour California January 20-22, 2012
NRB Convention and Exposition Nashville, TN February 20, 2012
Lifeway Girl’s Conference Nashville, TN February 24-25, 2012
11/10/2011 - in:ciite media Signs New Solo Artist, Rachel Chan
in:ciite Media announced its signing of Rachel Chan today and is set to release Chan’s debut album, Go, January 10, 2012, through its distribution partner EMI Christian Music Distribution.
"We are very excited to partner with Rachel on Go and future products,” said Chris Thomason, CEO, in:ciite Media. “She is an amazing talent and has a unique perspective on ministry and the world because of her family. She is authentic and delightful and we believe her music will connect with a growing generation of believers and seekers."
It should come as no surprise that Chan, the oldest daughter of world-renowned, New York Times Bestselling author, speaker Francis Chan and wife, Lisa Chan, has roots that reach deep, which are reflected throughout every song on Go. A simple, yet powerful motto to love the Lord, and to love people; to exemplify the Lord’s call to disciple and care for the widows and orphans may be admirable to most, but is adopted as a complete way of life in the Chan household as this young songstress admits that her parents, “try to be the best picture of Christ they can be for me.”
With a firm foundation below her feet and an unwavering focus on Jesus, Chan has embarked for the first time up the steep road of record making. Working with seasoned pop music producer, Dave Lubben (Kutless, Kathryn Scott), Rachel is the co-writer on all ten tracks found on the record.
“I learned in a tangible way that relying on the Lord for my lyrics was the only way to create something productive,” said Chan. “I’ve never necessarily considered myself a songwriter, but it was when I sought the Lord for His words, that I truly was able to write them in the Spirit. There is such a peace that I have about everything written because each word was prayed over. Writing these songs reminded me all over again exactly what I love about my Savior, and the things He does in my daily life that make me go weak in the knees.”
Chan’s music has provided her with an opportunity to reach her peers at a level of mutual understanding and talk to them about their day-to-day struggles through songs like “Even Here” and “Prove It,” the new radio single set for release November 2012 which features a surprising collaboration with her famous dad, as he debuts his rap skills.
“It has been a while since the early days of Rachel Lampa, Joy Williams and Rebecca St. James, that a young talent with such an endearing smile and uncompromising boldness for Christ arrived on the scene ready to communicate such an important story to her generation,” said in:ciite Director of Key Initiatives, Amy Stansell. “We are very excited about the launch of Rachel Chan.”
For more information on Rachel Chan visit www.RachelChanMusic.com <http://www.RachelChanMusic.com> or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rachelchanmusic <http://www.twitter.com/rachelchanmusic>
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