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PHIL WICKHAM IS THANKFUL FOR SOPHOMORE RELEASE, SUCCESSFUL FALL TOUR, STRONG DIGITAL SALES, STELLAR REVIEWS AND MOBILE MOB OUT OF CONTROL


NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
November 19, 2007

Phil Wickham

"When Phil sings it sounds like everything is riding on every note. I think he believes he can save the world with his voice, and he might be right." --David Crowder

NASHVILLE, TN...November 19, 2007...INO Records’ singer/songwriter Phil Wickham has much to be thankful for this year as he has released his acclaimed sophomore release, Cannons, spent the fall touring with the David Crowder Band and has received praise from the media saying he is “insightful,” “passionate,” and “intriguing.”

Releasing last month, Cannons is outpacing same week sales of Phil Wickham's debut with more than 40 percent of album sales in digital form as the album has remained in the Top 10 on iTunes Christian Album chart since street week peaking at No. 3. He also debuted on Real Rhapsody’s top artists chart in the Christian/Gospel genre as well as on the Napster top artists chart. In addition, Cannons was a featured new release for both Napster and Sony Connect.

During his time on the Crowder tour, Wickham began building his mobile fanbase. His “mob” has grown to nearly 500 members who receive free text updates, ringtones, and pictures from Wickham keeping him in touch with his fans. At each concert, he encourages fans to simply text PHIL to the number 66937 to join the mob and to become eligible for an autographed vintage-style guitar to one lucky mob member for Christmas on December 19th. Fans can also go to Wickham’s MySpace to gather information on being a “mob” member and enroll in the giveaway. (http://www.myspace.com/philwickham)

In addition to the eventful fall, media and peers have raved about Cannons and Wickham’s passionate vocals:

“Phil Wickham is the definition of worship artist in that, his music is so worshipfully written that it must thrill the heart of God to hear His people sing these words back to Him, and yet Phil doesn't settle for his music being artistically mundane...these songs reach deep and draw me to worship a VERY BIG God.” --Mike Scheuchzer, MercyMe

Cannons is an intriguing tale of personal worship that showcases Wickham’s voice and insightful songwriting.” --All Music Guide, 4 out of 5 star review

“Wickham could just use his vocals to soar through each song without words and they’d make sense; the passion, the urgency, the aching...” --Soulshine.ca, 4 out of 5 star review

“Mr. Wickham has proven he has a quality some of his contemporaries lack...his songs have got heart.” --JesusFreakHideout.com, 4 out of 5 star review

Cannons is an ethereal album of haunting melodies that—more often than not take on a life all their own” --Christian Retailing, Top Pick

“Phil Wickham is an artist to be proud of.” --Worship Leader

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