Nashville, TN - March 19, 2008 - Five-time Dove Award nominee Francesca Battistelli is having one amazing week. After wrapping up the nationwide 35-city WinterJam tour last Sunday in Nashville, Battistelli continues to be heard everywhere from the world wide web to radio to network television.
Today, Battistelli's music video for "Free to be Me" was chosen to be AOL Music's "Video of the Day" (http://music.aol.com). Adding to the huge coverage, her song "It's Your Life" is currently being featured in the promo for ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and also was featured on Tuesday's episode of NBC's "Biggest Loser."
"Free to be Me" continues to capture top airplay on radio stations nationwide, hitting the top spot on both CHR and AC Indicator. Additionally, "Free to be Me" is the first #1 single from a female at AC since 2005.
This New York City-born singer and songwriter is now readying for the upcoming Dove Awards. She is nominated for Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, while her Top 5 hit single "I'm Letting Go" has received Dove Award nominations for Song of the Year as well as Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year. Her summer 2008 debut CD, My Paper Heart, is nominated for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.
For the first time, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote for the upcoming Dove Awards with the ability to help choose Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Fan voting is being conducted through the Gospel Music Channel website (www.gospelmusicchannel.com) and at www.doveawards.com. The cumulative fan vote, which is open now and will continue through the live Dove Awards broadcast, will account for one-third of the total vote in these two categories. Visit both sites for more information and most of all, don't forget to vote for Francesca for New Artist of the Year!
Visit www.Francescamusic.com for her blogs, current tour information, and more.
For more information on Francesca Battistelli, visit the JFH Artists Database.
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