Daughter of CCM Veteran Crystal Lewis Preps for Sophomore Album
August 26, 2014 (Springdale, Ark.) – A new single, “Heaven Is Your Throne,” from Izzi Ray, daughter of Christian music veteran Crystal Lewis, is being released to Christian radio today. The song, the debut single from Ray’s upcoming sophomore CD release, Make Much Of You, is being serviced to Christian AC-formatted radio stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion.
Ray wrote “Heaven Is Your Throne” with her producer Blaine Stark. The single, and the CD from which it comes, is the follow up to Ray’s recording debut with the release of her 2012 eponymous album.
“Heaven is your throne is a song birthed out of a moment of awe,” Ray said. “I wanted to put words and music to that feeling. It is an expression of my worship to God who is so mighty and powerful, yet so personal and loving.”
Ray, a native of California was born into the music-industry family of Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning artist Crystal Lewis and music producer/record label executive Brian Ray. Growing up in a family where life frequently took place on the road, Izzi Ray became acquainted with music and touring at an early age and began playing guitar and writing songs at 11.
Her journey of faith also began at an early age, having met God personally at the age of 5. “I want to be a voice in my generation that stirs revival,” Ray says.
Ray’s upcoming album, Make Much Of You, is set for a Fall release.
For more information about Ray, visit IzziRay.com, like on Facebook at facebook.com/izziray and follow on Twitter (@izziray) and Instagram (izziray).
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Twenty-five Years In The Making, Two-Disc Compilation Spans Lewis’ Musical Career
August 5, 2014 (Springdale, Ark.) – A two-disc collection of songs celebrating the 25-year music ministry career of CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is being released today. The project, titled 25 and containing 25 of the songtress’ top recordings, is available at metro1music.com, iTunes, and all retailers.
The success of the new album has been jumpstarted by the July 15 release of the highly-anticipated remix of “People Get Ready…Jesus Is Coming,” the No. 1 song from CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis from 1996. Proving to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps, the single debuted at No. 1 on Christian Radio Chart Weekly (CRC), an international “stations adds”-based radio chart. The single currently is being played at Christian CHR and Urban Gospel radio stations and is being promoted by A-Sides Radio Promotion.
“Compiling the songs for this collection was a wonderful trip down memory lane! Each one brings to mind specific emotions and moments in my life,” Lewis said. “On one hand, it’s hard to imagine that it’s been 25 years! On the other hand, in many ways, I feel as though I’m just hitting my stride. God is so good to bring me this far!”
The new project spans Lewis’ career, beginning with her stint on Nickelodeon’s Roundhouse to her years when she sang with both Greg Laurie and Harvest Crusades and Franklin Graham Crusades, and through the two-and-half decades of her radio success.
In addition to the hip hop-infused version of “People Get Ready,” 25 includes Lewis’ top hits, including “Not The Same, “God’s Been Good To Me” and “Lord I Believe In You.”
A complete song listing follows:
“You Didn’t Have To”
“Let Love In”
“I Now Live”
“Come Just As You Are”
“My Redeemer Lives”
“Shine Jesus Shine”
“It Is Well”
“How Great Thou Art”
“Beauty For Ashes”
“People Get Ready…Jesus Is Coming”
“God’s Been Good To Me”
“The Lion and the Lamb”
“Lord I Believe In You”
“Not The Same”
“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”
“Learn To Fly”
“Think About It”
“All Day Long”
“Beauty For Ashes (Solomon Ray Remix)”
“People Get Ready…Jesus is Coming (Peace 586 Remix) Feat. Propaganda”
Lewis has enjoyed a career that has yielded more than 20 English-speaking albums, seven Spanish albums, Dove Awards, Grammy nominations, multiple No. 1 singles and millions of fans throughout the world.
For more information about Lewis, visit CrystalLewis.com. Like on Facebook at facebook.com/OfficialCrystalLewis or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/TheCrystalLewis.
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