Hey guys! Cool news today - my music video for "Free To Be Me" is being featured on AOL Music as the Video Of The Day! If you haven't seen the video yet, make sure you check it out today!
Francesca has posted a new blog under the journal section.
Make sure you check it out to hear her thoughts about the end of Winter Jam.
Francesca has been nominated for an outstanding 5 Dove Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Song Of The Year, Pop Album of the Year, Pop Song of The Year, and NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR!
For the first time in Dove Award history, Gospel Music Channel is providing a unique opportunity for ANYONE to vote in the New Artist of the Year category!
Show your support today and help us crown Francesca Battistelli with the title NEW ARTIST of the YEAR. We just might have something special for you, her fans, if she wins!
You may vote 2 times. Once in a text, and once online. See details below, VOTE TODAY, and tell your friends!!!!!!!!
TEXT YOUR VOTE NOW!
Text DOVE 81 to 72648
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VOTE NOW ONLINE: http://gospelmusicchannel.com/doves
*Voting begins now and will remain open until the live broadcast on Gospel Music Channel April 23 at 8 pm et. In order to submit your vote by text message, Voter must have a wireless plan which includes a text messaging service. Standard text messaging rates apply to each text message sent or received and other charges may apply as provided in your wireless service rate plan.
Hey friends – Hopefully you’ve been hearing my song “Free To Be Me” on the radio the last few weeks! I’m really excited about how this song is impacting people and I love hearing from all of you.
Today I’m really excited to offer a sneak peak of the new music video for “Free To Be Me” to members of my official website! I loved every minute of making this video. I am so grateful to say I worked with the amazing Erwin brothers. We laughed a LOT and tried to stay warm and really had fun shooting this over two days. I hope you enjoy watching the video as much as I enjoyed making it! You can be one of the first to see the new video – just log-in to the site and click here.
If you’re not a member of my site yet, registering is easy and only takes a couple minutes. To become a member register here.
Francesca Battistelli Receives Five Nominations for 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards, Including Song of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year!!!
We are so excited for Francesca and we know you are too! Leave a comment and let her know you are excited! And keep your eyes open for a way that YOU can help her win an award!!
To read the official press release click here.
Head over to CCMmagazine.com and vote for Francesca in the Readers’ Choice Awards!
You can vote until March 31 and the winners will be announced at CCMmagazine.com in May.
Thanks for voting!
I posted a new blog a couple of days ago. Just wanted to make sure you knew so you could check it out!
I love reading all of your comments!
My Paper Heart (Fervent/Reprise)
It's interesting how some who typically shun Christian pop have so readily embraced Francesca Battistelli for offering something "different" than the norm. Truth be told, she's not that radically different than your average twenty-something in Christian pop—some of the songs on her debut could have easily been delivered by BarlowGirl or ZOEgirl or some other girl. But that's more a matter of sound and arrangement for parts of Battistelli's debut. She clearly has the skills as a songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and singer, especially with that distinctively throaty and soulful alto. There are natural comparisons to Vanessa Carlton, Bethany Dillon, Kelly Clarkson, and most of all, Sarah Bareilles, making several of the songs on My Paper Heart sound timely compared to secular radio, particularly the bouncy piano pop of "I'm Letting Go," the R&B flavored "Blue Sky," and the funky title cut. The album dwells on themes of identity, accepting imperfections made perfect through Christ. That message comes through loud and clear with the hit single "Free to Be Me," which recently earned Battistelli the honor of being the most added new artist in the history of Christian radio. It's pretty obvious she's going to be around for a long time—and rightfully so.
Source: christianmusictoday.com by Russ Breimeier and Andy Argyrakis