(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 8, 2009--Sparrow Records singer/songwriter Josh Wilson releases his highly anticipated sophomore label release, Life Is Not A Snapshot, today. Wilson will debut music from his latest project on labelmate Matthew West’s “The Motions” tour beginning next month.
The follow up to his critically acclaimed Sparrow Records debut Trying to Fit the Ocean In A Cup, Life Is Not A Snapshot, co-produced by Wilson, is a seven-song collection of contemporary theological musings that reflect Josh’s remarkable penchant for framing cold and calculated questions of faith into wild, unbridled musical expressions of trust.
“I feel like I am called to challenge and encourage the Church,” Wilson explains. “I want to make people think, particularly about why they believe what they believe. As soon as your faith is challenged, that is when you’ll realize that Sunday school answers are not enough. Hopefully I can encourage people to dig deeper into their faith.”
Drawing on musical influences as diverse as pop, folk, and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, Life Is Not A Snapshot creates a rollicking atmosphere of electrically charged sonic satisfaction. From the jangling guitars on “Sing,” to the thought-provoking cadence of “Before The Morning” and the Beatle-esque strains of “Do You Want To Know,” Josh creates melodic flights of fancy that take you on a journey beyond what is to what should be.
Fans will be compelled to sing along with his little-bit-rock ‘n’ roll treatment of “Listen,” tap their toes to “How To Fall,” and ponder along with the intimate ballad, “Right in Front of Me.” On his richly textured, gently nuanced performance of the world’s most famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” Wilson directs listeners beyond the performance and toward the Giver of all good gifts.
“We may live in snapshot moments,” he says, “but those moments are not Life. Life is not one point in time but all of the points in time between drawing our first and last breaths. Because we have experienced the faithfulness of God in the past we can be secure in the present and trust in the One who holds the future.”
The debut single from Life Is Not A Snapshot, “Sing,” is currently vying for adds at both the AC and CHR radio formats, debuting today at No. 30 on the Radio & Records Christian Adult Contemporary Monitored chart. Wilson will be performing “Sing” and other selections from his latest offering on tour with award-winning artist Matthew West this fall. The tour, additionally featuring speaker Lance McAfee, whose late brother was impacted by West’s song “The Motions,” kicks off Oct. 15 and will visit select cities through early November. For an updated tour itinerary as well as venue and ticket info, visit: www. http://www.matthewwest.com/.
Singer/songwriter Josh Wilson grew up the son of a preacher in Lubbock, Texas. Learning to play both guitar and piano at a young age, he began leading worship for his church’s youth group. After high school, Wilson attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where he won the Christian Music Showcase his junior year. He signed to Sparrow Records in 2006 and released his major label debut, Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup, April 29, 2008. The album was met with critical acclaim, hailed by Christian Retailing as “the future of Christian pop” and named among the Top Ten Best Albums of 2008 by GospelMusicChannel.com. Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup additionally spawned the Top 10 radio hit “Savior Please,” and earned Wilson tour positioning alongside such high profile artists as Big Daddy Weave and Matthew West. For more information on Josh Wilson, visit www.myspace.com/joshwilson.
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 Josh Wilson, visit the JFH Artists Database.
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