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Award-Winning Vocalist Set To Sing at Event
in Coordination with Republican National Convention

John Schlitt, The Greater Cause
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August 24, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2012) - Multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt is set to perform at the Faith and Freedom Celebration on August 26 in Tampa, Fla., an event hosted by the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition. The event is being held in coordination with the Republican National Convention, which will convene August 27-30 in Tampa.

Schlitt joins speakers including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, among others.

Schlitt will perform his single "Faith and Freedom" from his critically acclaimed fourth solo CD, The Greater Cause.

"The coolest part about performing 'Faith and Freedom' is that the song was written by Ian Eskelin and Dan Needham for my new CD long before we knew about the Faith and Freedom Celebration," Schlitt says. "And now here we are performing the song at the event!"

Schlitt says the song extols the Christian values on which the United States was built.

"I think it's important for Americans to realize the amazing blessings we have because we live in this country," Schlitt says regarding the message behind the song. "I hope this song is a reminder of the Christian principles on which our nation was founded."

The Greater Cause, released May 8 by 4K Records, is distributed by New Day Christian Distributors. For more information about Schlitt and The Greater Cause, go to or

About John Schlitt:
With more than three decades worth of water under the musical bridge, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar career as a solo artist, as the former lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all times, and as the former lead singer for popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy Awards. Schlitt was recently named the best rock singer in Christian music history by According to the website, Schlitt "remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone." Schlitt was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in's 2011 Readers' Poll in a category that included Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp. Brandon Heath and Bebo Norman.

For more information on Schlitt, visit or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (

About the Faith and Freedom Celebration:
The Faith and Freedom Celebration will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on August 26 in Tampa, Fla., at the Tampa Theater. For more information about the Faith and Freedom Celebration, including how to register, visit or like on Facebook (

For more info on John Schlitt visit the JFH Artists Database.


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