Lands at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Albums Chart No. 4 on Christian Soundscan Chart & No. 1 on iTunes ® Christian/Gospel Albums Chart
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(Nashville, Tenn) Oct. 12, 2011— 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.
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 has been apparent on all three of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006); Cannons (2007) and Heaven & Earth (2009). He continues to prove this on his latest fourth studio album, Response, which released October 4 with Fair Trade Services.
Selling 250,000 albums & nearly 700,000 song downloads 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 of Wickham's previous recordings, Heaven & Earth and Cannons made their way into the top 5 on iTunes® Christian album charts, and the single “Safe” was also a Top 5 hit 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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