GRAMMY® nominee joins “Christmas In The Round” tour with Building 429 and Cloverton to close out 2017
Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2017) – GRAMMY® nominee Matt Hammitt’s awaited, self-titled solo project is available today marking the first album release for the new FCM Records, label under Full Circle Music, helmed by GRAMMY® winner Seth Mosley. The 10-track record tackles blind trust, faith and the difficulties of stepping out of a familiar and comfortable place to follow Jesus, who often calls us to do difficult things for our ultimate good.
“These songs have been written over the past two years, through the hardest and most meaningful transition of my life," explains Hammitt. "The opening track 'Heaven Knows' was written within the context of making the very difficult decision to step away from Sanctus Real. As each song unfolds a piece of my story, I believe that every listener will hear pieces of their own story in the struggle and the joy of this journey.”
In preparation for the LP, Hammitt released two tracks to radio throughout the year, including the impactful “Tears.” His current single, “He Always Wins” is a worship anthem that is quickly being sung in churches around the globe. The emotions behind the former frontman's decision to leave Sanctus Real are penned into the opening track "Heaven Knows." Also found on the album is a newly recorded version of the band’s smash hit “Lead Me” and "To The Finish," co-written with Hammitt's wife Sarah who also sang background vocals on the track.
Leading up to the release, Hammitt has hosted episodic conversations on Facebook entitled “Made For More," a theme covered in the song “Could’ve Been” that included special guests Tim Timmons, Bryan Fowler, his wife Sarah, Mosley and more. To view, click here.
“It’s always mind blowing to think I get to work with some of the very people that impacted me growing up. Matt Hammitt is one of those people,” shares Mosley, President of Full Circle Music. “His band Sanctus Real was one of my favorites and now that I get to partner with him as the label, on his breakout solo-record, it is truly a Full Circle moment. I am so proud of Matt’s songwriting, work-ethic and his creativity on this project. This marks a big milestone for Full Circle Music, in being our first full record release through our label. I can’t think of a better artist to launch with."
On the heels of reimagining his career as an artist, speaker, songwriter and author, in order to prioritize his family, he will embark on the “Christmas In The Round” tour next month with Building 429 and Cloverton. Hammitt will continue to speak and lead music for the popular “Lead Me Live” events next year, as well as being a featured speaker at Family Life events. He is currently finishing a new book that is scheduled to release later in 2018. Hammitt will also join Kirk Cameron for 30 dates in 2018 in a newly created family and marriage conference. He also wrote and recorded the title song from the upcoming feature film Like Arrows coming to theaters, May 2018. Go to www.likearrowsmovie.com for more information.
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About Matt Hammitt:
For twenty years, Ohio native, Matt Hammitt, was the lead singer and songwriter for Dove Award-winning two time GRAMMY® nominated band Sanctus Real. During that time, the band released eight albums under Sparrow Records, toured internationally and released 14 Top 5 and #1 singles to Christian radio, making the band a household name among Christian music fans worldwide. In 2016, Hammitt partnered with Full Circle Music and producer Seth Mosley to work on his first solo album, Matt Hammitt, released on Nov. 17, 2017. “Tears," the first radio single, broke into the Billboard Christian Airplay Top 50 chart within two weeks of its debut. His current single, “He Always Wins” is a worship anthem that is quickly being sung in churches around the globe. Additionally, Hammitt is writing a book about the themes of "Lead Me" which will release in late 2018.
Hammitt has been married to his wife Sarah for sixteen years, and together they have four children. Birthed from his own struggles, one of Hammitt's greatest passions has become ministering to broken families. In 2010, Hammitt's son, Bowen, was born with a rare and severe heart disease. Through the pain of caring for a sick child, Matt and Sarah faced some very difficult years of marriage. Out of their experience, they started two organizations that minister to families today. Whole Hearts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial, emotional and spiritual support for families of children living with pediatric heart disease. In 2016, the couple also launched "Lead Me Live" men's conferences, aimed at encouraging and equipping men to become great spiritual leaders in their home.
About Full Circle Music:
The GRAMMY® winning & Billboard Producer of the Year Seth Mosley stands as the mastermind behind some of the biggest hits in the CCM industry, helming No. 1 singles from for KING & COUNTRY (“Fix My Eyes”), Francesca Battistelli (“He Knows My Name”), Jeremy Camp (“He Knows”) and more in one year alone. Altogether, Mosley’s full-service production company, Full Circle Music, has contributed to over 20 No. 1 chart-topping songs and worked with artists, both signed and independent, including Skillet, Mat Kearney, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more. The team writes and produces an average of 150 songs each year in their Franklin, Tenn.-based studio.
Mosley and group unveiled the music production school Full Circle Music Academy, FCM Records and Songs for FCM Publishing with Dove Award winning Matt Hammitt as their first songwriter, followed by the signing of Riley Friesen. Focusing on crafting music for the future, Mosley is the curator of the Full Circle Music Podcast which sits down with industry icons.
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