(Nashville, Tenn) Sept. 7, 2011— 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
About Phil Wickham:
Phil Wickham is at his core a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift was apparent on Wickham’s critically acclaimed album Heaven and Earth, which was the follow-up to his sophomore effort, Cannons. He continues to prove this on his upcoming fourth studio album, Response, which releases October 4 with Fair Trade Services.
Selling 200,000 albums to date, Wickham has been featured in major publications such as CCM, Relevant, Worship Leader, Christian Music Today, About.com, SongTouch, Advance Magazine, and more. Both Heaven & Earth and Cannons made their way into the top 5 on iTunes Christian album charts, and the single “Safe” placed in the top 20 on Billboard’s Christian AC and Soft AC/Inspirational charts.
Wickham has toured with some of the industry’s most renowned artists including MercyMe and the David Crowder* Band. For more information please visit www.philwickham.com
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