Congruent with the Better Angels’ 2011 aggressive music release schedule and objective to be the conduit for “good music to be heard,” and just a few short months after unveiling new music from music luminary Russell Hitchcock (of Air Supply) and the debut record from traditional country crooner David Adam Byrnes, the Music Row label introduces its latest release from Christian songwriter Adam Cunningham. Cunningham’s impassioned sophomore release, WHAT ABOUT TONIGHT will be available on August 30. 2011 through all major digital outlets (via iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and more—distributed by Red Distribution.)
Cunningham’s contemporary Christian music pours from within as a result of life lessons and his unique path to personal salvation. Revisiting, renewing and reinforcing his personal relationship with God, the tracks contained on WHAT ABOUT TONIGHT reveal, in emotion, song and music composition, Adam’s feelings surrounding spiritual evolution and his intimacy with Christ.
His course to Christ is mapped eloquently in the current single from the project, “You Made Me Your Own.” The intimate ballad is the quintessential Christian love song with a message that is two-fold; the belief that God loves us, one and all, sinners and saints--regardless of our faults, along with lyrics that illuminate the story of a child’s unequivocal acceptance, a family’s unconditional love as he or she is adopted into a new family. With strings and building percussion, Adam Cunningham crescendos with a doubly moving sentiment and closes with children (his own children) singing the traditional “Jesus Loves The Little Children” a cappella.
“This project was different from my last because I produced it; I engineered it; I wrote it. I wanted this project [and everything I do] to represent me as true to who I am,” Cunningham explains. “This is not because I think I am the only one who can do it right, but because I wanted the end result to be as real it is could be.”
As a worship leader in North Carolina, Cunningham and his family crossed paths with many a music industry professional and those connections eventually led him to Music City. Shortly after moving to Nashville in 2003, Adam put out his first album on TrackStar Recordworks. His debut single "You Are My God" met with great success on the charts and radio and is still enjoying airplay today. He then aligned with Better Angels Music, a publishing house and label where “songs come first,” and
WHAT ABOUT TONIGHT is no exception.
Featuring 12 Cunningham originals, the self-produced album is loaded with surprises. Featuring cuts such as “Bring You Home,” boasting big band orchestration, groove tunes like “There’s Too Much” (moved by Beatle-esque rhythms and electric guitars), to likely church hymn standards such as “Let There Be Song,” with every chapter and every verse, WHAT ABOUT TONIGHT is certain to become a credence of every music lover and critic.
Celebrating its third year as a Music Row fixture, Better Angels is an all-encompassing entertainment entity committed to creating quality music and offers in-house production, A&R, publishing and label services. Ten songwriters reside under the Better Angels Publishing umbrella; nine artists in various genres are signed to the Better Angels record label and, currently, there are two productions in development under the wings of the entertainment division.