Audrey Assad’s The House You’re Building Named
Amazon.com’s “Best Christian Music of 2010” and
iTunes ® Christian & Gospel “Breakthrough Album of the Year”
The House You’re Building Receives Year End Recognition from Relevant Magazine, Rhapsody.com and Gospel Music Channel Online
Assad Top Selling New Christian Artist of 2010
NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
January 10, 2011
Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 10, 2011… 2010 proved to be a glowing debut year for Sparrow Records’ Audrey Assad. Her freshman effort, The House You’re Building, was named Amazon.com’s “Best Christian Music of 2010” and iTunes ® Christian & Gospel “Breakthrough Album of the Year.” Amazon.com gave “Restless” the No. 8 position on the “Best Christian Songs of 2010” list. In addition, Assad collected the title of top selling new artist of 2010 in the Christian genre according to SoundScan.
The praise for Assad and The House You’re Building began at the album’s debut in July, and continued as the year went on with Rhapsody.com titling the record No. 7 on their list of the “Best Albums of 2010: Christian/Gospel” while both Relevant Magazine and Gospel Music Channel online gave it an honorable mention in their “Top 10 Albums of 2010.”
"I am honored and humbled by the response to The House You're Building,” comments Assad. “I spent so much time pouring my heart and soul into the songs, and to know that people are moved by them in any capacity is more than enough reward for those efforts. 2010 was an incredible year for me--I moved to Phoenix, I released a record and I got engaged! It feels like too many blessings for such a little life, but I am truly grateful."
Assad joined some of the industry’s finest on the road touring with Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North and Jars of Clay, within the last year. 2011 is shaping up to be an active year for Assad as she will join Jars of Clay on their Spring tour.
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About Audrey Assad:
27 year-old, Arizona-based singer/songwriter Audrey Assad propelled to the forefront of Christian music with her debut album on Sparrow Records titled The House You’re Building. Produced by Marshall Altman (Brooke Fraser, Natasha Bedingfield, William Fitzsimmons, Marc Broussard), the record released in the summer of 2010 to much acclaim. An avid reader, poems from Gerard Manley Hopkins and books were amongst Assad’s inspirations in her songwriting. Her collaborations with everyone from Chris Tomlin to Jars of Clay have marked her songwriting and vocal talent. Assad’s fresh sound was named among the best of 2010 from Relevant Magazine, Rhapsody.com, Gospel Music Channel online and more and was even profiled on CNN Online. In addition, The House You’re Building was named Amazon.com’s “Best Christian Music of 2010” and iTunes ® Christian & Gospel “Breakthrough Album of the Year.” At the close of 2010, Assad collected the title of top selling new artist of the year in the Christian genre according to SoundsScan.
For more info on Audrey Assad, visit the JFH Artists Database.