With a music-making history of 59 years, today Word Entertainment, through its artists, projects and other contributors, garnered 62 Gospel Music Award nominations. Fervent Records’ Francesca Battistelli led the way matching last year’s five total nominations including “Artist of the Year,” “Female Vocalist of the Year,” “Song of the Year”(“Free To Be Me”), “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year” (“Free To Be Me”) and “Short Form Video of the Year” (“Free To Be Me”).
Word Label Group (a division of Word Entertainment comprised of Word Records, Fervent Records, Myrrh Records, and Canaan Records) garnered 27 nominations, including top categories “Artist,” “Song,” “Group,” “Female Vocalist”, “Male Vocalist” as well as “New Artist.”
Francesca's CD, "My Paper Heart," is just $7.97! Sale starts TODAY and is good until Monday, February 15. This is the perfect time to stock up on music, so don't wait to pick up Francesca's CD! Does NOT include pre-order offers.
I was so honored to be asked to sing along with some of Nashville’s finest last week to record Michael W. Smith’s, “Come Together Now.” All proceeds from this song will benefit Haiti relief efforts by The Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse. Check out the video and read the news story by clicking here.
Last night I had the incredible opportunity of attending the Nashville Grammy Party. It was an amazing experience, and I had a blast! I was able to meet and hang out with talented artists like Jonny Lang, Colbie Caillat, and Matthew West. Check out the pics below! I can't wait to head out to LA at the end of the month to go to the actual Grammy Awards, but this was definitely a night to remember.
In case you haven't seen it yet, Grammy.com recently published a feature about my road to the Grammy's. It's been a thrilling journey from writing songs in college to receiving a nomination for "Free To Be Me." You can read the article here.
Keep watching for updates as the Grammy Awards approach and as the release date of My Paper Heart: Deluxe Edition gets closer! This deluxe edition will feature a couple new songs including my version of "Lead My To The Cross" and new versions of "Free to Be Me," "It's Your Life" and others. Check out the presale in the online store. I look forward to sharing this new music with you all!
When nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced Dec. 2 by The Recording Academy, the list included a Sunshine State surprise: Francesca Battistelli. The singer/songwriter received a nomination in the Best Gospel Performance category for the track "Free To Be Me" off her debut album My Paper Heart.
The surprise? Just four years prior, Battistelli was among the six unsigned-act finalists who performed at The Recording Academy Florida Chapter's 2005 Florida GRAMMY Showcase, an event she describes as a turning point in her career.
I am excited to share with you the pre-order for my newest release My Paper Heart: Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the songs from My Paper Heart plus four new recordings of some of my my favorite songs, as well as two brand new songs! Head over to my webstore to check out two special offers: you can order the AUTOGRAPHED CD by itself or the bundle which includes the CD, new poster, and downloads of my two Christmas songs "You're Here" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Both offers include the immediate download of "Lead Me To The Cross" (from WoW Worship 2010) that you can hear now!
Be sure to check out New Release Tuesday's "Behind the Song" feature for "It's Your Life." I am excited to share the meaning behind a song that has reached so many individuals recently. Keep watching for the My Paper Heart: Deluxe Edition pre-sale in my webstore which will also include an alternate version of the song.
I’m so excited to let you guys know that on March 2nd, I’ll be releasing a Deluxe Edition of “My Paper Heart” that includes 2 brand new songs and 4 new versions of fan favorite songs! Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for pre-order information.
1. Free To Be Me
2. I’m Letting Go
4. My Paper Heart
5. Beautiful, Beautiful
6. Blue Sky
7. Forever Love
8. Someday Soon
9. Behind The Scenes
10. It’s Your Life
11. Time In Between
12. Lead Me To The Cross
13. Keeping Me Guessing (Acoustic)
14. Free To Be Me*
15. I’m Letting Go*
16. Beautiful, Beautiful*
17. It’s Your Life*