|By Marketwired .||
|April 22, 2014 02:28 PM EDT||
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- GRAMMY®-nominated artist and Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli releases her third studio album, If We're Honest, everywhere today. Her two previous albums, debut release My Paper Heart and sophomore effort Hundred More Years, hit No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and garnered Battistelli a GRAMMY® nomination and Dove Awards' 2011 "Artist of the Year" honors. In addition, My Paper Heart received RIAA Gold certification, marking the only debut album from a CCM artist in 10 years to receive the status. Last Thursday, she also received a Gold record for her second single "Free To Be Me" which spent ten consecutive weeks at No. 1 on CHR and two consecutive weeks at No. 1 on AC Monitored. This Friday, Battistelli will perform the album's lead single, "Write Your Story," No. 1 this week at Hot AC / CHR and AC, on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." Earlier this year she made her national morning TV debut performing it on ABC's "Good Morning America." Battistelli is also featured on SiriusXM's "The Message: Delivered Live" for a 60-minute special performing songs from If We're Honest for a live studio audience today at 2pm ET and rebroadcast on Saturday at 8am ET and Sunday at 3pm and 9pm ET.
Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, If We're Honest reveals her most intimate and accomplished musical statement yet and showcases her trademark pop and soul-infused sound. "This album is a really good reflection of where I am right now," said Battistelli. "My family and I moved back to Nashville in May, and I went right to work writing for this album. From my perspective, it felt like the pressure was off after that famously terrifying second album and all that was happening back then. This time around, I really just let go of all that self-imposed pressure. Somehow I felt as though I didn't have to prove as much, even to myself, and I think that allowed me to do my best work." The 11-track album and 15-track deluxe version of If We're Honest are available everywhere today and on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/ifwerehonest.
If We're Honest has critics applauding:
"Powerhouse singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli just keeps getting better... it appears the mutli-talented Battistelli has only dug further for this beautiful project. The result is prefection."
- CCM Magazine
"With enough soulful familiarity to satisfy, and the careful touch of some new sonic elements to keep things fresh, listeners have much reason to rejoice with the release of this album. It is undoubtedly Francesca's best yet, and one of the must-own highlights of the year."
- New Release Tuesday (5/5 stars)
"If We're Honest, produced by Ian Eskelin, is Francesca's most mature and complete album to date, and my favourite album of the year." - Christian Music Zine
"A must-have, inspiring, and soulful album...If We're Honest, is an uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into Francesca's musical canvas..." - Rockin' God's House
"If We're Honest propels Battistelli to the next level sonically... [It] showcases Battistelli's ability to pen shimmering pop songs filled with relatable lyrics, making Franny feel more like a friend than an award-winning pop songstress." - Living Light News & The Sound Opinion (5/5 Stars)
"The truths imparted on these tracks are vital to our spiritual wellbeing." - Christian Music Review
"... an album full of new songs that's certain to skyrocket her popularity even more, to new heights."
- Indie Vision Music
"In the six years since her debut album, Francesca Battistelli has found her voice. [If We're Honest is] poppy, friendly, and relatable, and a whole lot of fun to listen to." - JesusFreakHideoout
If We're Honest track listing:
1. Write Your Story - written by Francesca Battistelli, David Arthur Garcia and Ben Glover
2. When The Crazy Kicks In - written by Francesca Battistelli, Ian Eskelin and Tony Wood
3. He Knows My Name - written by Francesca Battistelli, Mia Fieldes and Seth Mosley
4. Unusual - written by Francesca Battistelli, Ian Eskelin and Tony Wood
5. Choose To Love - written by Francesca Battistelli, Justin Ebach and Tony Wood
6. Run To Jesus - written by Francesca Battistelli, David Arthur Garcia, Ben Glover and Jennifer Schott
7. Find Rest - written by Francesca Battistelli, Jared Anderson and Ian Eskelin
8. If We're Honest - written by Francesca Battistelli, Jeff Pardo and Molly E. Reed
9. Giants Fall - written by Francesca Battistelli, Jeff Pardo and Molly E. Reed
10. Hands Of God (Feat. Matt Hammitt) - written by Francesca Battistelli, Matt Hammitt and Seth Mosley
11. We Are The Kingdom - written by Francesca Battistelli, Casey Brown and Jonathan Smith
12. Holy Spirit - written by Brian & Katie Torwalt
13. Keeping Score - written by Francesca Battistelli and Ben Glover
14. I Am Home - written by Francesca Battistelli, Ian Eskelin and Tony Wood
15. Tonight (Feat. All Sons & Daughters) - written by Francesca Battistelli, Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
Battistelli just wrapped up the Word Entertainment / LightWorkers Media (Mark Burnett and Roma Downey) partnership "The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014," in association with 20th Century Fox feature film "Son of God" and epic mini-series "The Bible," with Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray. This spring/summer she can be seen throughout the country at numerous fairs and festivals prior to launching a headlining tour in the fall. For further information and a complete list of dates please visit: www.francescamusic.com.
Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned a GRAMMY® nomination (Best Gospel Performance), six Dove Awards and 22 Dove Award nominations. Both her debut album, My Paper Heart (certified Gold in 2012), and her 2011 sophomore release, Hundred More Years, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Christian Album chart. With over 995,000 in album sales to date and over 1.9 million single downloads, she is the best-selling new artist in the genre in the past decade. Her music has also been featured on TriStar Picture's "Soul Surfer," Columbia Picture's "Julie and Julia," TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," NBC's "The Biggest Loser," Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," and several other television and movie outlets. In addition, this past fall she was featured on over three million Diet Pepsi Cans throughout the U.S.
To download official photos please visit: www.wordlabelgroup.com/pr
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2573503
Warner Music Group / Word Entertainment
The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budd...
Mar. 1, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 394
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you ...
Mar. 1, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 331
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Mar. 1, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 930
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
Mar. 1, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 981
Mar. 1, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 1,299
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Mar. 1, 2017 12:15 PM EST Reads: 411
Artificial Intelligence has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, will find fresh new content in a new track called Cognitive Computing | Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning. Cloud Expo is still accepting submissions for this new track, so please visit www.cloudcomputingexpo.com for the latest information. 2...
Mar. 1, 2017 11:59 AM EST Reads: 177
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Mar. 1, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 1,716
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle.
Mar. 1, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 398
Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products and services around this fundamentally unique approach to delivering complete software release management solutions. With a combination of Addteq's services and our extensive list of partners,...
Mar. 1, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 1,646
Mar. 1, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 3,093
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri, Inc, a leading provider of enterprise cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Tintri offers an enterprise cloud platform built with public cloud-like web services and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds – to build agile development environments...
Mar. 1, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 326
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Mar. 1, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 996
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smart...
Mar. 1, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 1,014
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his general session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore...
Mar. 1, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 2,086