Get into the spirit early with Francesca’s brand new album, Christmas. Christmas features several original tracks including “Heaven Everywhere,” “You’re Here,” and “Christmas Is.” The album will also include classic Christmas songs that have touched Francesca over the years.
Francesca Battistelli received a surprise onstage Friday night when Word Entertainment President and CEO, Rod Riley, presented her with a gold album for her debut release My Paper Heart. This marks the first debut album from a CCM artist in nearly a decade to receive RIAA-certified Gold status for sales in excess of 500,000 units. Casting Crowns’ release in 2003 was the last debut album to receive RIAA Gold certification.
42nd Annual Dove Awards’ “Artist of the Year,” Francesca Battistelli, is set to release her first solo Christmas album, Christmas, on Fervent Records October 16. She also has songs showcased on two additional holiday albums due out the same day: Word Record’s A Very Special Christmas: Bringing Peace on Earth and A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary benefiting the Special Olympics.
I hope everyone has had a blessed and safe summer! Our daughter, Audrey, is doing well, and we are so in love with her! Eli loves his little sister, and he always wants to hold her or share his toys with her--it's so cute.
Though I haven't been playing shows this summer, we have been keeping busy planning for something very exciting. Drumroll please...