Following the release of her "If We're Honest" CD this summer, Francesca Battistelli joins the ranks of Hillsong United, Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon and more on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2014 that is coming to the West Coast this fall!
GRAMMY®-nominated, “Artist of the Year” Dove Award winner and Christian Music’s best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli released her second single, “He Knows My Name,” from her third consecutive No. 1-selling studio album, If We’re Honest, from Fervent Records back in the summer. The single follows Battistelli’s No. 1 hit from the album, “Write Your Story,” and already has an impressive 50 stations supporting it in its first week at radio.
Gathering “Most Added” acclaim at Christian AC and CHR radio, as well as the largest increase in spins at CHR, “He Knows My Name” is playing on KLOVE, AIR 1, KTIS (Minneapolis), WRBS (Baltimore), FISH (Portland), WFHM (Cleveland), KJNW (Kansas City), WONU (Chicago), FISH (Nashville) and many more.
Co-writing the song with Seth Mosley and Mia Fieldes, Battistelli shares, “I love this song. To me, it’s an anthem. How many of us feel defined by what people say about us? But God calls us by name. His words for us are: chosen, free, forgiven, beautiful, wanted, loved. THAT is the only voice we should be listening to.”
“He Knows My Name” will also become the second music video from If We’re Honest, which is being produced by Skies Fall. The first video “When The Crazy Kicks In" was premiered by NewReleaseTuesday and can be seen now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar750jeupg8.
Showcasing the depth of songs featured on If We’re Honest, Battistelli was recently tapped to perform “Giants Fall” and complete an interview with host Raj Nair on Liberty Treehouse, an education-focused program seen Saturday’s at 9:00 am ET on TheBlaze TV. “Christian singer Francesca Battistelli has a voice that’s both inspiring and powerful,” says Jonathon M. Seidl, deputy managing editor of TheBlaze website.
Earlier this year, Battistelli made her national morning TV debut, performing “Write Your Story” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” followed by a performance of the song on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” She also appeared on FOX’s “After the Show Show” performing “When The Crazy Kicks In,” performed on a 60-minute SiriusXM “The Message: Delivered Live” special and for over 3,000 people at a KSBJ Radio event in Houston. She further completed interviews with or was featured in USA Today, The Tennessean, NewReleaseTuesday.com, CCM Magazine (May 2014 cover), The Christian Post, Breathecast.com, Christian Musician Magazine (May/June 2014 cover), United Stations Radio and numerous other radio outlets.
Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, If We’re Honest reveals Battistelli’s most intimate and accomplished musical statement yet and showcases her trademark pop and soul-infused sound. The 11-track album and 15-track deluxe version of If We’re Honest are available everywhere great music is sold, including on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/ifwerehonest.