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ENTERTAINER JULIE ELIAS RELEASES NEW CD

Today’s Release of ‘Unbroken’ Coincides with Elias’ Performance at the Experience Conference

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September 11, 2015 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Christian entertainer Julie Elias releases her new CD, “Unbroken,” today. The upbeat, high energy collection of original songs features “Home,” the first single from the CD which currently is being played at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted radio stations. The CD release coincides with Elias performing at the Experience Conference and other events in Orlando, Florida, this week.

“Performing at the Experience Conference on the day of my CD release is such a blessing,” Elias says. “I’m excited about all of the young people who will be at the event, because I created this CD to have a special connection to teen girls and as a companion piece to my Aurora Conferences, day-long events that focus on building self-esteem among girls in grades six through 12,” Elias says. “But while the songs on the album are about topics teens face daily, these issues are not limited to just teenagers! My prayer is that the music on ‘Unbroken’ will touch people of all ages. The overall theme is that no matter what happens, it is well, we are all in good hands. We are all unbroken.”

Elias, whose influences include Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Francesca Battistelli, wrote the majority of the songs on the CD.

Topics for the songs on the CD range from bullying to romantic relationships to consequences, all aimed at connecting to issues facing young people.

“Home,” the first single, focuses on how good it feels to go home after a busy day at school or work, or come home from college at the end of a long semester.

“Sometimes though, we can’t physically make it home but that doesn’t mean we can’t experience that same comfort,” Elias says. “Running to God and feeling refreshed by Him can happen whenever we can step away and trust Him with the chaos in our life.”

Elias has included two special selections on the 12-track CD. “The Love of the Lord Endures” is Elias’ rendition of a beloved Joy Williams song that Elias sang in church as a teenager.  The other bonus track on the CD is titled “It Is Well,” a worship song by Bethel that ties into Elias’ favorite hymn of the same name.

Elias is set to tour throughout the Fall in support of her new CD, as well as lead Aurora Conferences, a day-long event blending drama, music and special speakers developed by the former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress especially for girls in grades 6-12 and their mothers.

Although Elias studied music theater in college, the California native never envisioned a career as a singer, choosing, instead, to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She quickly secured roles in popular TV series, such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI: NY,” as well as in films with the likes of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The success she found in Hollywood, however, left her unfulfilled.

“I had some great experiences but felt something was missing, so I started praying for God’s direction in my life,” Elias said. “I prayed that I would be willing to be obedient in whatever He had planned for me.”

Within months, Elias was writing and recording her first album, “A Wild Rose,” and singing at the Experience Conference in Orlando. In the past few years, she has released a Christmas album, fronted her own Christmas tours, sang at major Christian festivals and conferences, and worshipped with many churches throughout North America. In August 2014, Elias released a worship album titled “Love Rain Down” featuring upbeat, energetic worship songs that Elias has performed at student events throughout the nation. Elias founded Aurora Ministries, a 501(c)3 that produces the Aurora Conferences, last year.

For more information about Elias and “Unbroken,” visit julieeliasmusic.com.

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AMERICAN IDOL ALUM SCOTT MACINTYRE RESUMES TOURING

Christian Entertainer, Whose New Single ‘Remarkable’ Debuted at No. 1, Set for First Performance Since Kidney Transplant

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September 8, 2015 (Nashville, Tenn.) – An upcoming concert at Temple Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia marks the return of Scott MacIntyre to the stage following the pianist/singer’s second kidney transplant in June. MacIntyre will share his music and story on September 13 as part of the church’s Homecoming Celebration. The entertainer is resuming touring in support of his current radio single, “Remarkable,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Radio Chart.

“I’m so grateful to have my health and be able to resume my music career,” says MacIntyre. “The last several months have felt surreal to me, receiving the gift of life for a second time through organ donation, making a full recovery from the transplant, and being able to release the new single. I’m really looking forward to sharing my story with the congregation at Temple Baptist Church in a few days.”

“Remarkable” is the second single off of MacIntyre’s 11-track album Lighthouse. Produced by Grammy-nominated Matt Bronleewe, Dove-winner Kyle Lee, and MacIntyre, the album features fellow “Idol” alumni Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine as guest artists. Since its release, the project has drawn praise from many critics including Soul-Audio.com which writes, “MacIntyre has a great voice and is a solid songwriter to boot,” and Christian Review which calls it a “standout release.”

In September of last year, doctors told MacIntyre he had approximately six months until he would need another kidney transplant. The singer had previously had a kidney transplant in 2007, prior to auditioning for American Idol. When an anonymous kidney donor stepped forward earlier this year, MacIntyre and his wife were overwhelmed with gratitude.

“It was incredible to think that someone I didn’t know and had never met would offer to be tested as a potential kidney donor for me,” MacIntyre says. “We were just so thankful.”

On June 4, MacIntyre underwent his second kidney transplant at Vanderbilt Medical Center, still unaware of who was saving his life. Six weeks later, he met the donor after a weekly post-op checkup.

“It meant a lot to me to be able to say thank you to my donor in person,” MacIntyre remarks. “I gave her a hug and said ‘you saved my life.’”

In addition to resuming his music career, MacIntyre continues to co-host the new iTunes podcast 2 Blind Men with music industry colleague Mark Dowdy. The show features inspirational guests from all disciplines and walks of life and posts a new episode the first Monday of every month. Guests have included Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Babbie Mason, and Muppets and Disney songwriter, Dave Kinnoin, among others.

For more information about MacIntyre visit:

Website: http://scottmacintyre.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ScottDMacIntyre
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ScottMacOfficial

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