GRAMMY®-nominated, "Artist of the Year" Dove Award winner and Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli released her second single, "He Knows My Name," from her third consecutive No. 1-selling studio album, If We're Honest, from Fervent Records. The single follows Battistelli's No. 1 hit from the album, "Write Your Story," and already has an impressive 50 stations supporting it in its first week at radio.
Gathering "Most Added" acclaim at Christian AC and CHR radio, as well as the largest increase in spins at CHR, "He Knows My Name" is playing on KLOVE, AIR 1, KTIS (Minneapolis), WRBS (Baltimore), FISH (Portland), WFHM (Cleveland), KJNW (Kansas City), WONU (Chicago), FISH (Nashville) and many more.
Co-writing the song with Seth Mosley and Mia Fieldes, Battistelli shares, "I love this song. To me, it's an anthem. How many of us feel defined by what people say about us? But God calls us by name. His words for us are: chosen, free, forgiven, beautiful, wanted, loved. THAT is the only voice we should be listening to."
"He Knows My Name" will also become the second music video from If We're Honest, which is being produced by Skies Fall. The first video "When The Crazy Kicks In" was premiered by NewReleaseTuesday and can be seen now below.
Showcasing the depth of songs featured on If We're Honest, Battistelli was recently tapped to perform "Giants Fall" and complete an interview with host Raj Nair on Liberty Treehouse, an education-focused program seen Saturday's at 9:00 am ET on TheBlaze TV. "Christian singer Francesca Battistelli has a voice that's both inspiring and powerful," says Jonathon M. Seidl, deputy managing editor of TheBlaze website.
Earlier this year, Battistelli made her national morning TV debut, performing "Write Your Story" on ABC's "Good Morning America" followed by a performance of the song on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." She also appeared on FOX's "After the Show Show" performing "When The Crazy Kicks In," performed on a 60-minute SiriusXM "The Message: Delivered Live" special and for over 3,000 people at a KSBJ Radio event in Houston. She further completed interviews with or was featured in USA Today, The Tennessean, NewReleaseTuesday.com, CCM Magazine (May 2014 cover), The Christian Post, Breathecast.com, Christian Musician Magazine (May/June 2014 cover), United Stations Radioand numerous other radio outlets.
Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, If We're Honest reveals Battistelli's most intimate and accomplished musical statement yet and showcases her trademark pop and soul-infused sound. The 11-track album and 15-track deluxe version of If We're Honest are available everywhere great music is sold, including on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/ifwerehonest.
Taking her new music and concert favorites on the road, Battistelli recently performed at the Grand Ole Opry with Carrie Underwood and Charlie Daniels Band, as well as at the K-LOVE Fan Awards. She can further be seen throughout the country at several fairs and conferences prior to launching her headlining, major market "If We're Honest Tour" this fall with special guests Sanctus Real and Jon Bauer. The tour is being presented by Compassion International. All the latest tour dates and more information can be found at www.francescamusic.com.
Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned a GRAMMY® nomination (Best Gospel Performance), six Dove Awards (including "Artist of the Year" in 2011) and 22 Dove Award nominations. Both her debut album, My Paper Heart (certified Gold in 2012), and her 2011 sophomore release, Hundred More Years, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Christian Album chart. With over a million albums sold to date and nearly 2 million single downloads, she is the best-selling new artist in the genre in the past decade. Her music has also been featured on TriStar Picture's "Soul Surfer," Columbia Picture's "Julie and Julia," TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," NBC's "The Biggest Loser," FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," and several other television and movie outlets. In addition, this past fall she was featured on over three million Diet Pepsi Cans throughout the US.