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CENTRICITY MUSIC SIGNS VETERAN SINGER/SONGWRITER, ANDREW PETERSON

Peterson’s Label Debut To Release October 21, 2008


NEWS SOURCE: Bozeman Media
July 17, 2008

Andrew Peterson (Nashville, Tenn.) July 17, 2008 – Centricity Music is happy to announce the signing of one of Christian music’s most respected singer/songwriters, Andrew Peterson. Peterson will release his label debut, The Resurrection Letters, Vol II on October 21, 2008.

“When we discovered that Andrew was interested in partnering with a label again we were incredibly excited,” says Steve Ford, Centricity’s Vice President, Marketing. “Bringing to Centricity’s existing roster an artist with Andrew’s artistic vision and commercial appeal will be a great addition. He feels like family, he is like-minded in his desire to make the best art possible while impacting culture for Christ.”

“The people at Centricity have surprised me at every turn with their genuineness, their hard work and their commitment to doing things not the easy way or the old way but the best way. I’m really excited about this partnership,” says Peterson.

The Resurrection Letters, Vol II was produced by Ben Shive and Andy Gullahorn and will once again showcase Peterson’s strong vocals and songwriting skills. "Whenever it's time to put a new album together, I look for a common strand that connects all the songs. This time around, it was clear to me that the songs are mostly about resurrection, about the way God makes all things new,” explains Peterson.

Peterson’s own credits include the Top 10 radio hit “Nothing to Say” and a Dove Award nomination for his song “Family Man.” His previous releases Carried Along, Clear to Venus, Love and Thunder, Behold The Lamb of God and The Far Country have led to many gracious words and accolades from fellow artists, writers and peers:

“Depth, clarity, intelligence, craft, emotion, honesty, humor, spirit, truth, life, hope, peace - that's Andrew Peterson's music. If you haven't heard it you're missing out on one of the best artists out there.” (Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station)

"I can easily say that Andrew is one of my favorite artists of all time. He's toured with us for years and aside from being a great friend of the band, we all think he's just a phenomenal artist. Few songwriters can literally bring me to tears, but Andrew's songs often do, even the ones that aren't necessarily sad. I especially love some of his most recent work. The Far Country has become one of my desert island CDs...it's definitely in my top 5. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next!" (Cliff Young, Caedmon’s Call)

“Andrew Peterson packs a story in every song, that, no matter how unrelated it may be to my day to day, is a story I find myself in.” (Donald Miller)

“Andrew is a profound writer and a gift to Christian music. It’s really encouraging to me to see an artist stretch the boundaries and write/sing what God puts in their heart rather than trying to fit the mold. God never called us to fit the mold, but to be who He made us to be and Andrew is certainly that.” (Ed Cash)

More artist accolades are listed below and for more information on Peterson please visit www.andrew-peterson.com.

Centricity Music is an independent recording and publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s mission is to nurture the gifts and expand the influence of Christian artists around the world. Centricity Record’s artist roster includes Jaime Jamgochian, Downhere, Circleslide, Jason Gray, Daniel Kirkley, Lanae Hale, Andrew Peterson and High Valley.

Additional Artist Accolades for Peterson:
“Andrew Peterson is probably the most underrated, or maybe just lesser known songwriters of our generation. I think those of us who are familiar with him all rate him very highly. His last record “The Far Country” is one of my favorite records. Period. I can’t wait for his new CD to come out.” (Todd Agnew)

“Andrew is one of the most gifted communicators and connectors I have ever met. He connects artists with artists and in his generosity in that regard, leaves friendships in his wake. He connects as easily with children as he does with adults through his album Slugs and Bugs, and his new book On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. But most significantly, in every song he writes he connects us, his audience, with our story and with our part in God's greater Story.” (Sara Groves)

"I've known Andrew for a long time. I feel like I knew when I first met him that he would certainly go on to become ‘Andrew Peterson.’ And it's been a pleasure to watch him blossom into the fine artist that he is. He's a good man, a good father and husband, and a tremendous musician. I would take him over any contemporary singer, songwriter, storyteller you can name." (Derek Webb)

“Andrew Peterson is one of the most gifted songwriters that I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He somehow takes the simplest of things that most of us tend to overlook or pass by and he shows us with word and with melody that in those very things lays the profound presence and mystery of God.” (Bebo Norman)

“Andrew Peterson is a dear friend which makes it a little weird for me to be such a big fan of his. ‘The Far Country’ is one of my favorite records ever, and the song ‘The Silence of God’ has found its way into many hard prayers and long nights. I know that when I listen to his music I hear the voice of an honest man and it inspires me towards hope and faith, and it lets me know I’m not alone. Also, he makes me laugh.” (Andy Osenga)

"Andrew Peterson is the most gifted songwriter I have ever had the privilege to know. What you see is what you get. He lives out the truth of what he sings in his everyday life. When God gives a gift He wraps it in a person." (Michael Card)

“Andrew Peterson communicates spiritual truths in a uniquely poetic way.” (Phil Madeira)

‘Andrew is one of the most gifted songwriters I have ever worked with. I had the privilege of doing a few tours with him and every night I was encouraged by Andy’s songs and the heart behind them.” (Laura Story)

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