(Nashville, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2008 – This week, singer/songwriter and New Artist of the Year Brandon Heath garners his second career radio No. 1 on R&R’s AC-Monitored chart with the breakout first single “Give Me Your Eyes,” off the new sophomore album What If We. With a No.1 at AC, the project’s smash song proves to be a multi-format success story spending a fifth week at No. 1 on R&R’s CHR chart, with multiple weeks atop CRW’s CHR format and 153 million cumulative radio impressions to date. Heath first topped radio charts in 2007 with his Song of the Year nominated hit “I’m Not Who I Was.”
Brandon notes, “‘Give Me Your Eyes’ is a song about my own convictions for wanting to see the world with compassionate eyes. It’s really encouraging to see that other people agree.” He adds, “Thanks to everyone who believed in the song early, and to the Provident radio team.”
In addition to radio achievements, “Give Me Your Eyes” is quickly becoming one of the most successful digital Christian tracks of 2008, currently holding the No. 1 spot on iTunes Christian chart for its tenth consecutive week. The track has sold more than 70,000 total downloads across all digital providers to date.
While the single draws on-air support at radio, stations across the country are also rallying the concept behind Heath’s provocative, humanitarian-minded album title What If We. Recent promotions include local blood drives asking listeners, “What If We Save a Life,” and an outreach to Chicago’s oldest rescue mission in a “What If We Change Chicago” station campaign. The concept has spurred partnerships with the national K’Love radio network, Mardel retail stores and The Red Cross. On Sept. 30, the What If We concept will take the form of a “Drive-Thru Difference” in St.Paul, MN., with KTIS radio in which Brandon will be participating in random acts of kindness throughout the day in drive-thru lines around the twin cities.
The new music video for “Give Me Your Eyes” is also available at iTunes and Heath remains Gospel Music Channel’s “Listen Up” artist of the month for Aug. and Sept. Brandon is currently on the road with Sara Groves as part of the Art*Music*Justice Tour featuring Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken and Charlie Peacock, benefitting both the International Justice Mission and Food For the Hungry. The tour is a unique concert opportunity seeking to further educate the church on God’s heart for justice, gain advocates for the oppressed, and show evidence of a God at work in this world. For more, visit www.myspace.com/artmusicjustice.
About Brandon Heath:
Teaming up again with producer Dan Muckala, Brandon Heath’s sophomore album What If We follows his breakthrough debut project, Don’t Get Comfortable, which delivered the No.1 radio hit, and Song of the Year nominee, “I’m Not Who I Was.” The song ended 2007 as one of the year’s most played radio singles. The smash debut also contributed to Heath's first Songwriter of the Year nomination, and win in the New Artist of the Year category at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards in April. Off stage, Heath seeks opportunities to merge his public platform with his heart for community, regularly working with Young Life, Blood:Water Mission, Restore International and unofficially volunteering for many other human rights agencies on a global scale. Heath is a respected songwriter in the Nashville music community and first began writing at age 13. Heath most recently served as a worship leader at The Loft church located in The Woodlands, just north of Houston, and now resides in his hometown, Nashville.
For more information on Brandon Heath, please visit www.brandonheath.net or www.reunionrecords.com.
Photo caption: Brandon Heath joined the Provident Label Group radio team and friends in a ‘victory lap’ around the Provident offices yesterday in celebration of Heath’s No. 1 at AC-Monitored this week with “Give Me Your Eyes.”
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