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FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI UNVEILS FAN DIRECTED
MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THIS IS THE STUFF”

Battistelli Named “Artist Of The Year”
At The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards




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NEWS SOURCE: Warner Music Nashville
May 3, 2011

Nashville, TN – (May 3, 2011) – For the Dove Awards darling Francesca Battistelli, her fans are ‘the stuff.’ And to say thank you, Battistelli is unveiling a fan-directed music video for her smash No 1 hit “This Is The Stuff.” The video features a compilation of footage shot by fans during the Winter Jam tour. To see which fans’ films made the final cut, tune in to Francesca’s website – www.FrancescaMusic.com or click here: http://www.francescamusic.com/news/stuff-live-music-video

“I have the best fans and feel so blessed,” shares Battistelli. “It was so fun to have them be my directors and stand right up on the stage with me every night of Winter Jam!”

“This Is The Stuff” is from her sophomore album Hundred More Years, which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Album Chart and No. 16 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. The album is available everywhere now.

Battistelli recently made Dove Awards history when she won the award for “Artist of the Year” making her the first female vocalist in 19 years to claim the elite title and also took home the honors “Female Vocalist Of The Year” and “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year” for the smash hit "Beautiful Beautiful."

Hundred More Years released to rave reviews and is the follow-up to her debut My Paper Heart which delivered the smash No. 1 single “Free To Be Me” and hit singles “It’s Your Life,” “I’m Letting Go” and “Beautiful, Beautiful.” With over 430,000 albums sold and well over 900,000 downloads to date, Battistelli has become the best-selling new artist in the genre in the past eight years. Battistelli has earned a Grammy nomination (Best Gospel Song Performance), 5 Dove Awards and 15 Dove Award nominations and was recently featured in Associated Press, USA Today, M Magazine, and Atlanta Journal Constitution. Her music has also been featured on TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and several other television and movie outlets.

For additional information on Francesca Battistelli, please visit www.FrancescaMusic.com.

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Point Of Grace, Mark Schultz, Sidewalk Prophets and Chris Sligh and is home to 25 LIVE, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records and Fervent Records.

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