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CHRIS RENZEMA RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD ALBUM GET OUT OF THE WAY OF YOUR OWN HEART SEPT. 3

Album Available For Preorder Now As Double-Sided Single “Get Out Of The Way Of Your Own Heart” / “Stronger Love” Releases Today

Tickets Going Fast As 29-City, “Hope or Nostalgia” Fall Tour Announces Sell-Outs


Chris Renzema Releases Double-Sided Single Today


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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
June 25, 2021

Acclaimed singer / songwriter Chris Renzema releases two songs today (June 25) from his third full-length and second Centricity Music album, Get Out of the Way of Your Own Heart, which is set to release Sept. 3 and is available to preorder / add / save now. The double-sided single includes both the title track and “Stronger Love (feat. Leeland),” each with lyrics that cut to the bone while singing about hope and echoing the universality of both pain and praise.

The progression to the new album began with more than 36 million audio streams of Renzema's independent project, I’ll Be The Branches, that was a personal, but less autobiographical, worship album. This recording was followed by the sophomore, Centricity Music debut Let The Ground Rest that sparked more than 90 million streams and began to reveal more of his life story weaved into the songs. Receiving well-over one million Spotify track saves over the last year, a 2020 Pandora “Artist to Watch” nod and a GMA Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year,” Get Out of the Way of Your Own Heart continues Renzema’s more personal trajectory.

“I feel like a lot of what I was struggling with over the last year-and-a-half was mostly about me standing in my own way,” shares Renzema. “In the song, ‘Get Out of the Way of Your Own Heart,’ the lyric of the bridge encourages, Take yourself down off the line, give yourself a little grace. A lot of this new album is me trying to express and process feeling a little subpar and trying to allow myself to feel OK and to be a little nicer to myself.”

Along with the title track, this unique thematic mix is apparent in “Stronger Love,” which was co-written by and features Leeland Mooring. “We wrote ‘Stronger Love’ when things were viscerally divided in our nation, with culture preaching that the solution was somewhere within ourselves. So the song became about having an anchor and a hope in something bigger than us,” relays Renzema.

“Honestly, a lot of the sounds and songs on this record are coming from a place of like, ‘man I wish I could be playing fun music again live’,” continues Renzema. “This new album is very much geared towards being played in concerts, sang along to, rocked out to.”

Like his desire for real connections, music fans are responding similarly, scarfing up tickets as Renzema gears up for his 29-city, 32 concert “Hope or Nostalgia” fall tour. With sell-outs already logged, the tour has added second shows in select markets as ticket sales for every concert are nearing capacity.

With Renzema’s groundswell continuing to organically build, he is on the road for the first time since his 2020 tour into well-known clubs across the country was virtually sold out before being cancelled due to the pandemic. Renzema is now rebooked into many of those same markets with some of the locations changing to larger venues to accommodate demand for tickets. Rebooked cities include Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Nashville. The tour also travels to New York City, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Tampa and more. (See full tour itinerary below.)

All the latest Chris Renzema tour, music and more news can be found at http://chrisrenzema.com/FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeSpotify and Apple Music.

 

Chris Renzema “Hope or Nostalgia” tour itinerary:

Sep 7 Saint Louis, MO Off Broadway Nightclub Tickets

Sep 8 Kansas City, MO The Truman Tickets

Sep 10           Waco, TX Common Grounds                           Sold Out

Sep 11           Waco, TX  Common Grounds                           Sold Out

Sep 12 Fort Worth, TX Common Grounds Ft. Worth Sold Out

Sep 13 Fort Worth, TX Common Grounds Ft. Worth Tickets

Sep 15 Austin, TX Empire Garage Tickets

Sep 16 Houston, TX Warehouse Live - The Studio Tickets

Sep 18 Jackson, MS Duling Hall Tickets

Sep 19 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's Tickets

Sep 21 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall Tickets

Sep 22          Athens, GA              Georgia Theatre                               Tickets

Sep 24          Gainesville, FL  High Dive                                          Tickets

Sep 25 Tampa, FL Crowbar Tickets

Sep 26 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill Theatre Tickets

Sep 28 Atlanta, GA The Loft Tickets

Sep 29 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle Tickets

Oct 4 Washington, DC Union Stage Tickets

Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live – Upstairs Tickets

Oct 6 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 Tickets

Oct 9 Pittsburgh, PA Jergel's Tickets

Oct 10  Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage                                 Tickets

Oct 12  Nashville, TN            Brooklyn Bowl                                  Tickets

Oct 13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre Tickets

Oct 15 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar/Newport Tickets

Oct 16 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop Tickets

Oct 17 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme Sold Out

Oct 18           Evanston, IL            Evanston SPACE                            Sold Out

Oct 20 Milwaukee, WI The Back Room @ Colectivo Tickets

Oct 21 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café Tickets

Oct 25           Knoxville, TN  Open Chord Music                          Sold Out

Oct 25           Knoxville, TN            Open Chord Music                          Tickets

 

About Centricity Music:

Centricity is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, TN. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Brandon Heath, Chris Renzema, Coby James, Cross Point Music, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, North Point Worship, Patrick Mayberry, PEABOD and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization, and they like it that way. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, and multiple Gold and Platinum Albums and Singles. For more Information on Centricity Music, visit https://centricitymusic.com/.


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