First Single,“Sparrow,” Available on iTunes ® Now
Nashville, TN, January 23, 2012: Due out on Valentine’s Day, Audrey Assad’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Heart, finds her once again collaborating with other songwriters (including Matt Maher and Derek Webb) and producer Marshall Altman (Brooke Fraser, Natasha Bedingfield, Marc Broussard), crafting another collection of songs that mine the depths of both heart and soul as only Assad can.
“I feel like this record is a deep look into my heart, with all the honesty and courage I can muster to write what I really see there and what I’m really feeling and experiencing about love, life and suffering,” says Assad. “So Heart became the record title.”
The singer-songwriter and multiple GMA Dove Award nominee’s first single from the project, “Sparrow,” is impacting radio now and is available for download at iTunes ® ( http://bit.ly/tXJRLN). "I've always loved the old hymn, ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow,’” explains Assad. “Kyle Lee and I rearranged it with a new melody, and it's become a really special moment for me, singing it live. It's so simple and yet so beautiful a picture, to know that my life is witnessed in all its frailty and wonder by God—and all of it, even my most secret suffering, matters. It really does."
Assad’s debut, The House You’re Building, brought critical acclaim as her fresh sound was named among the best of 2010 from Relevant Magazine, Rhapsody.com, Gospel Music Channel online and more and was profiled on CNN Online. In addition, The House You’re Building was named Amazon.com’s “Best Christian Music of 2010.” A long time supporter of Assad, iTunes® dubbed her debut record “Breakthrough Album of the Year” for the Christian & Gospel genre, and released Assad’s exclusive iTunes® Live from SoHo album in August.
Starting last Friday (Jan. 20), Assad joined Matt Maher’s “The Love In Between” tour. The run of shows kicked off in Altoona, Penn., and will wrap on Feb. 16 in St. Louis, having made stops in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans, among others. Assad will then pair with singer-songwriter JJ Heller for a spring tour beginning March 23 in Red Bluff, Calif., and running through April 26 in Raleigh, N.C. For all tour information, visit www.audreyassad.com.
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About Audrey Assad:
28-year-old, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Audrey Assad propelled to the forefront of Christian music with her debut album on Sparrow Records titled The House You’re Building. Produced by Marshall Altman (Brooke Fraser, Natasha Bedingfield, William Fitzsimmons, Marc Broussard), the record released in the summer of 2010 to much acclaim. Assad’s fresh sound was named among the best of 2010 from Relevant Magazine, Rhapsody.com, Gospel Music Channel online and more and was profiled on CNN Online. In addition, The House You’re Building was named Amazon.com’s “Best Christian Music of 2010” and iTunes ® Christian & Gospel “Breakthrough Album of the Year.”
Recently married, Audrey found her songs expressing the joys and struggles of fighting for lasting love. She draws her inspiration from this introspection, as well as classic literature and songwriters like Paul Simon and James Taylor. Her collaborations with everyone from Chris Tomlin to Jars of Clay have marked her celebrated songwriting and vocal talent. Assad released an exclusive iTunes ® Live from SoHo album in August. She will release her sophomore album, Heart, on February 14, 2012, also produced by Altman.
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