(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 13, 2009—sixstepsrecords’ first new artist signing since its 2000 inception, Kristian Stanfill will release his debut album, Attention, April 21. Music from Stanfill’s anticipated project has already impacted audiences on the spring Student Life Tour and is currently finding a home at Christian radio as well.
To produce an album that captured Kristian’s unique approach to worship, sixstepsrecords enlisted noted producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Copeland). Marked by the same multi-layered, no-boundaries song crafting that make Kristian’s live performances unforgettable, Attention offers a stunning, eleven-song collection of fist pumping rock worship anthems, shimmering pop ballads, and reverential hymns.
Their collaboration resulted in songs such as the thumping, militant call to worship, “Kingdom,” and the pop-flavored, energetic song, “Faithful.” Nontraditional worship aria “Wake Up” combines Kristian’s compelling storytelling ability with his signature pop sensibilities. Cuts like “Go” and “Lead Us On” are joyous, encouraging exhortations, while the hymns “Glowing” and “Beautiful Jesus” are presented with awe and reverence.
Leisa Byars, EMI CMG VP, Marketing & Artist Development comments, “Kristian Stanfill makes music for a new generation of worshippers. With contemplative lyrics, a unique sound and a heart for God, Kristian connects at every level. We are excited to partner with sixstepsrecords on Kristian's debut release. With songs which will challenge, encourage and connect, Kristian has delivered an amazing record, and he is a great addition to the roster.”
“I have had the privilege of working along side Kristian Stanfill for the last five years in settings where his unique voice and passionate heart for God’s fame have emerged in beautiful ways,” says sixstepsrecords founder and director Louie Giglio. “Kristian is a clear and distinctive voice in this generation and a great fit within our small sixsteps family. We are excited to have the opportunity to serve him by making the songs God is entrusting to him available to people around the globe.”
Attention met early approval from teens who attended the Student Life tour, on which Stanfill debuted his new music in 10 major cities including Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Houston, and Oklahoma City through late March. The album’s first single, “Beautiful Jesus,” was serviced to Christian AC radio last week.
An Atlanta native, Stanfill began playing music at 13, leading worship for his home church throughout high school. After graduating college in 2002, he started leading worship at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga. It was there he met Louie Giglio, who, in the fall of 2004, asked Stanfill to lead worship for 7:22, a popular weekly young adult gathering Giglio established in 1995. In 2005, he became actively involved with the Passion movement, first leading a community group at Passion ‘05, a conference for university students, then as a lead worshipper at Passion ‘06. In 2008 he led at both Passion Regionals USA and on the Passion World Tour. He has also been featured on multiple Passion recorded projects including the Passion: Everything Glorious CD and DVD (2006), The Best of Passion (So Far) (2007), and Passion: God of This City (2008).
For more information about Kristian Stanfill, visit: www.kristianstanfill.com
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords (www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Hello Love), David Crowder* Band (Remedy), Charlie Hall (The Bright Sadness), Matt Redman (Beautiful News), and Passion (Passion: God of This City). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com.
For more info on Kristian Stanfill, visit the JFH Artists Database.
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