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  • "Beautiful, Beautiful" from My Paper Heart
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  • "Christmas Is" from Christmas
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  • "Defender (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)" from Own It
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  • "Defender (feat. Steffany Gretzinger) (Neon Feather Remix)" from Defender (feat. Steffany Gretzinger) (Neon Feather Remix) (Single)
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  • "Free To Be Me" from My Paper Heart
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  • "Giants Fall" from If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" from Christmas
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  • "He Knows My Name" from If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Heaven Everywhere" from Christmas
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  • "Holy Spirit" from If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "If We're Honest" from If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "It's Your Life" from My Paper Heart
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  • "Love Somebody" from Own It
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  • "Marshmallow World" from Christmas
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  • "Marshmallow World (NRT Staff Video - Not On Album)" from Christmas
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  • "Messiah" from Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years
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  • "Motion Of Mercy" from Hundred More Years
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  • "Royalty" from Own It
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  • "The Breakup Song" from Own It
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  • "There's No Other Name" from Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years
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  • "This Could Change Everything" from Own It
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  • "This Is The Stuff" from Hundred More Years
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  • "This Is The Stuff (Live Video)" from Hundred More Years
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  • "When the Crazy Kicks In" from If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Write Your Story" from If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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    Latest News
    Francesca Battistelli Announces Birth Of Baby Boy
    (Saturday, January 25, 2020)
    Francesca Battistelli Shares Miracle Story Concerning Pregnancy
    (Thursday, September 19, 2019)
    Francesca Battistelli Releases Remix of 'Defender'
    (Friday, August 09, 2019)
    Francesca Battistelli Takes a Stand for Life in NYC After an Eventful Week in Nashville
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019)
    Francesca Battistelli's Headlining Tour, 'The Own It Tour,' Kicks Off Tonight
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019)
    Francesca Battistelli Releases New Single 'Defender'
    (Friday, March 08, 2019)
    Francesca Battistelli to Bring 'The Own It Tour' to Top Markets This Spring
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019)
    Francesca Battistelli Performs with Andrea Bocelli for Worldwide TV Christmas Special
    (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)
    Francesca Battistelli's 'Own It' Out Today
    (Friday, October 26, 2018)
    Francesca Battistelli to 'Own It' October 26 with New Album
    (Friday, August 31, 2018)
    Nominees Announced For 49th GMA Dove Awards
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018)
    Francesca Battistelli's 'The Breakup Tour' Hitting the Road This Fall with Stars Go Dim
    (Monday, July 16, 2018)
    Francesca Battistelli Drops 'The Breakup Song'
    (Friday, June 15, 2018)
    Newsong Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017)
    Francesca Battistelli Releases 'Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years'
    (Friday, November 03, 2017)
    ​Francesca Battistelli Welcomes Her Fourth Child
    (Wednesday, October 04, 2017)
    Multi-Artist Compilation Album Celebrates Beloved Devotional 'My Utmost For His Highest'
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017)
    Francesca Battistelli's No. 1 Single 'Holy Spirit' Receives RIAA Gold Certification
    (Sunday, August 06, 2017)
    Franny Lets Fan Name Her New Baby (April Fools 2017)
    (Saturday, April 01, 2017)
    Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour to Live Stream Dallas Show
    (Friday, March 24, 2017)
    Bethel Music to Release First Full-Length Album Recorded Live on Tour April 7
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
    Francesca Battistelli To Be Guest Worship Leader on Upcoming Bethel Music Album
    (Friday, March 17, 2017)
    'The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture' Releases Today
    (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    Francesca Battistelli Expecting Fourth Child
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NewReleaseToday Offers Exclusive 40 Song Sampler with Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour VIP Ticket
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NewReleaseToday Joins Rock & Worship Roadshow for Sixth Year Running Bringing Music and Freebies
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle Top Nominees for 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    Compassion International Announces 2017 Rock & Worship Roadshow Lineup
    (Monday, October 17, 2016)
    Bethel Music Receives Unprecedented 10 Dove Award Nominations
    (Friday, August 12, 2016)
    K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees Announced
    (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
    Francesca Battistelli Welcomes Third Child, A Son
    (Wednesday, March 23, 2016)
    Christian and Gospel Artist Winners Announced In 58th GRAMMY Awards
    (Monday, February 15, 2016)
    TobyMac, Matt Maher, Israel Houghton Lead Grammy Nominations
    (Monday, December 07, 2015)
    The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour Kicks Off December 3
    (Monday, October 05, 2015)
    Francesca Battistelli Expecting Third Child
    (Friday, August 14, 2015)
    Matthew West Announces Fall Dates For Live Forever Tour
    (Monday, June 29, 2015)
    Francesca Battistelli Hits No. 1 On Five Charts Simultaneously
    (Saturday, June 27, 2015)
    Francesca Battistelli's Holy Spirit Goes #1
    (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
    New Music Video Coming From tobyMac
    (Tuesday, June 16, 2015)
    CCM Artists Win Big At The 2015 Billboard Music Awards
    (Monday, May 18, 2015)
    Winter Jam 2015 Shatters Attendance Records
    (Thursday, April 30, 2015)
    Crowder Celebrates First No. 1 With "Come As You Are"
    (Thursday, April 16, 2015)
    Hillsong Reveals Album Cover From Space
    (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)
    WinterJam to Broadcast Live February 28
    (Thursday, February 19, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Hosts Girl's Night Out in Atlanta
    (Monday, February 16, 2015)
    Steven Curtis Chapman and Francesca Battistelli Among All-star The Bible Tour Lineup
    (Thursday, February 12, 2015)
    Matt Maher Schedules Album Release For St. Patrick's Day
    (Friday, January 23, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Breaks Out the Banjo for Roadshow Prep
    (Friday, January 09, 2015)
    The Bible Tour 2015 to Include Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath and Danny
    (Tuesday, December 09, 2014)
    Artists Including Lecrae, for KING & COUNTRY and Francesca Battistelli Land Grammy Nominations
    (Monday, December 08, 2014)
    Franny's New Video Features Mercy Ministries Women
    (Wednesday, October 29, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli's Single "He Knows My Name" Garners Most Adds First Week At Radio
    (Saturday, July 26, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli Performs Alongside Carrie Underwood
    (Sunday, May 11, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli's New Album Now Streaming Exclusively On iTunes Radio
    (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli Launches "If We're Honest" Pre-Order At Today
    (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli To Make Television Debut On "Good Morning America" February 13th
    (Thursday, February 06, 2014)
    Compassion Presents The "Hands Of God" Tour, Featuring Francesca Battistelli And Sanctus Real
    (Friday, January 31, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli Sets Release Date; Reveals Artwork For New Studio Album
    (Monday, January 06, 2014)
    Francesca Battistelli
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    Take a close listen to If We're Honest--the stunning, soulful and openhearted third album by Christian music superstar Francesca Battistelli, a GRAMMY® Award nominee and six time Dove Award winner--and you will hear that her latest song cycle is a deeply honest and powerful piece of work vividly reflecting the 28-year-old singer-songwriter's own journey.
    "I definitely think the albums I've made have documented my journey from being a young woman to becoming a young mom," says Battistelli. "My Paper Heart, I had just graduated college and moved to Nashville. I was single and had no idea what was in store for me. I think you can hear my searching on that album. There are a lot of songs about trust and trying to figure out what God was going to do in my life. "Of course, Battistelli was headed towards a tremendous and uplifting success story with My Paper Heart, hitting #1 on the Christian charts in 2008, and breaking the Top 40 on the Billboard Top 200 pop charts too. "I'm Letting Go" would become Battistelli's first hit, while "Free To Be Me" earned her a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Gospel Performance.
    By the time of her sophomore effort, 2011's Hundred More Years, Battistelli was already an established star in the Christian music world. As she recalls, "By then, I found myself on this very exciting crazy train. I had just gotten married and we were soon expecting our first child. Life was a little bit nuts then, and I think that's reflected on that record, which is a little bit more serious. You can hear me trying to make sense of it all on that album, or at least trying my best." Again, Hundred More Years would prove to be a considerable success, another #1 album on the Christian chart, and a Top Twenty success on the pop charts as well.
    Now, with If We're Honest, Battistelli has created her most personal and accomplished musical statement yet. "This album is a really good reflection of where I am right now," she says. "My family and I moved back to Nashville in May, and I went right to work writing for this album. From my perspective, it felt like the pressure was off after that famously terrifying second album and all that was happening back then. This time around, I really just let go of all that self-imposed pressure. Somehow I felt as though I didn't have to prove as much, even to myself, and I think that allowed me to do my best work."
    If We're Honest found Battistelli working once again with her longstanding producer and valued collaborator Ian Eskelin. "Ian has produced all my records. His work is constantly surprising me. We've grown a lot over the past six years, and he took this album over the top."
    Working in Nashville with many of the same musicians who've graced her previous releases was significantly more relaxed this time. "Since we'd moved back to Nashville, there weren't as many constraints on my time. When we lived in Atlanta, I would have four or five days to be in
    Nashville and write. It was like, be creative! And GO!" This time the process felt more like a regular job. For the first time as a mom I was able to leave home at 9 in the morning, get back at 4 in the afternoon, make dinner for the kids and tuck them in too. It was a much easier process for me, and I think that's reflected on the record. I've got a better handle on motherhood now, and there is just more energy and joy on this album, which was needed."
    If We're Honest also displays a great rhythmic range than Battistelli's previous work, which she admits may reflect her life living with her husband, drummer Matthew Goodwin. "I did discuss expanding my horizons rhythmically a bit on this album, and a lot of that conversation started because I'm married to a drummer," she explains. "I listen more than ever before to drum patterns. I specifically wanted to stretch out with a lot of different players on this record."
    Indeed, while proud to be a leading Christian recording artist, Battistelli is happy to see her musical message connect with all sorts of music lovers. "Some of the most inspiring moments come when someone comes up to you and says, `I wasn't a believer until I heard your music on a TV show or playing in a store, and it prompted me to look you up, to find your music, and eventually to find the Lord.' Sometimes they simply say, `Your music helped me find through a difficult time.' To me that's what it's all about."
    For Battistelli, "Anytime you can get your music in places it might not normally be found, good things happen. Just recently, I debuted at the Grand Ole Opry. It was huge for me because I love the people who come to my concerts to see me and are excited to sing along. But it was also wonderful to be communicating with so many people who had no idea who I was. It was so gratifying that the music connected. I was a total "newbie" at the Opry, and it meant a lot to me to be well received. I think stretching is good for artists."
    So is Battistelli okay with sinners listening to her music? The singer laughs, and then explains, "If sinners weren't listening to my music, there wouldn't be anyone listening to my music."

    Entry last edited by GraceChaves_NRT on 06.15.18
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    NRTRAWX (70)
    amazing | Posted March 30, 2011
    i love the new song!!

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    God is working | Posted March 29, 2011
    I remember just a few years ago when Franny was a brand new artist. To see God continuing to grow her career and reach lives through her music is truly amazing. Who knows? Maybe people will still be receiving God-messages from her music in a hundred more years.

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    Great Artist | Posted March 27, 2011
    Wow, Francesca is very talented. I like how her songs have a very personal feel to them.

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    Beautiful Voice | Posted March 26, 2011
    Francesca has one incredible and strong voice! Both her releases have been great and she puts on a solid live show!

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    So good! | Posted March 25, 2011
    Francesca is such a great singer and one of the best women vocalists in Christian music. Her songs are amazing and when she performs live her vocals sound great! Love it :)

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    good stuff | Posted March 25, 2011
    I enjoy her music am excited to hear more from her.

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    Very creative album | Posted March 24, 2011
    I quite like Francesca's albums, so it should be good to listen to her latest one.

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    shes ok. | Posted March 23, 2011
    not my favorite but still good

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    Hundred More Years? | Posted March 23, 2011
    Hundred More Years? was this a love song from God or a romance song for a future marriage? what a great title for a new cd, you would think a title like that would be on an artist's final album. but who says that things have to come to an end, this is just the beginning for a great sophomore artist, and many more to come.

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    wonderful! | Posted March 22, 2011
    I saw her at WinterJam--She is wonderful!

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