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MATT MAHER’S THE LOVE IN BETWEEN
WINS AT RETAIL, RADIO AND ON THE ROAD

Project Debuts Top 10 on Sales Charts; Single Hits No. 1 in Canada
Tour Continues to Pack in Audiences Nationwide


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NEWS SOURCE: Provident Music Group
September 29, 2011

(Nashville, Tenn.) Sept. 29, 2011-- Eight-time GMA Dove Award nominee Matt Maher’s third studio record, The Love In Between, received an enthusiastic reception from retail and radio this week. The project, which released Sept. 20, is resonating with listeners nationwide as indicated by current sales and radio charts as well as by attendees of Maher’s fall “The Love In Between” tour.

Debuting last week, The Love In Between landed at No. 7 on the SoundScan Top Contemporary Christian Chart, while additionally gracing the Billboard 200 at No. 97. The project is also seeing success at iTunes breaking into the Top 5 on the Christian & Gospel Top Albums Chart.

Radio is embracing the new album as well, with lead single “Turn Around” climbing to No. 8 on the Billboard AC Indicator Chart. The song additionally jumped to No. 8 on the National Christian Audience Chart this week, with more than five million weekly impressions totaling to more than 50 million cumulative impressions since the song’s release just 12 weeks ago. On the Canadian Christian Radio Chart the song climbed to No. 1, while Maher is presently the No. 1 Cancon artist, a distinction for Canadian artists. To sample an audio stream of “Turn Around,” visit www.mattmahermusic.com.

Maher is currently debuting music from his latest release on “The Love In Between” tour. The coast-to-coast headlining tour, visiting more than 25 cities through late October, is seeing attendance in the thousands with sold out shows in San Marcos, Texas and Vallejo, Calif.

Fans, like Jeremy W. Rodriquez, are raving about their concert experience: “‘You will leave this show feeling more connected to God, your community, and inspired to serve both faithfully! Matt’s new songs are straight from the heart of God, and it was an honor to have him at Texas State University.”

For an up-to-date tour itinerary, visit www.mattmahermusic.com/tour.

About The Love In Between
While holding strong to his calling as a musical missionary, The Love In Between unveils a side of Maher that delves more deeply into the ideas of suffering, grace, redemption and hope. These concepts are neatly swaddled in a new folk-Americana “blue collar gospel’ sound, fusing rootsy, hook-laden tracks with compelling stories and undeniable truths. The record exudes a very personal energy only found in the observations of one going through some serious life changes.

About Matt Maher
Matt Maher – worship leader, songwriter, singer and recording artist – has embraced his calling as a “musical missionary” to impact a global stage.

Maher is well known for writing moving worship anthems including “Your Grace Is Enough,” “As It Is In Heaven,” “I Will Rise,” “All To Us,” “Here For You,” “Hold Us Together” and “Christ Is Risen.” His songs have appeared among the top 10 ranked songs on the CCLI chart, marking their popularity in church services worldwide, while also being recorded by artists including Chris Tomlin, Audrey Assad, Matt Redman, and the Passion movement. Additionally “Alive Again” was selected by iTunes as the best Christian & Gospel song of 2009. Such popularity has prompted more than 350,000 career sales. National media exposure includes the covers of Breakaway and Christian Single, a live performance on “FOX & Friends,” and guest writer for Billboard magazine

Maher sits on the board of directors for the Catholic youth organization, Life Teen, and is a staple writer with EMI CMG Publishing. Amid busy touring and writing schedules, he hosts WorshipTogether’s “New Song Café” and is an active, bylined contributor to The Washington Post's "On Faith" section ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith), an interactive conversation on religion.

Maher is from St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada and currently resides in Mesa, Ariz. with his wife Kristin and son Conor. For more information on Matt Maher, visit www.mattmahermusic.com. Also follow Matt on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mattmahermusic.

For more info on Matt Maher visit the JFH Artists Database.

 

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