‘You’re Still Holding It All’ Goes for Adds to Christian Radio
February 21, 2017 (Springdale, Ark.) – Singer/songwriter Dixie Hardin is set to release her first radio single today, as “You’re Still Holding It All” goes for adds to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio. The song was written by Hardin and award-winning producer and songwriter, Sean Hill, of Uphill Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hardin, who is a wife and mother, has overcome numerous tragedies in her life to achieve what she believes is her life’s calling.
“There was a time when my dream of making music seemed like an impossibility,” Hardin says. “But releasing ‘You’re Still Holding It All’ to Christian radio is proof that God will never take away your gifts or calling,” she says. “If you haven’t reached them yet, you haven’t caught up to God yet. So, keep on reaching!”
Hardin is no stranger to the world of music. Her father was in a rock band and made guitars, and her mother sang in church. Hardin, who started singing as a young girl, often says, “Perhaps, I was born singing.”
However, Hardin’s life has been far from idyllic. She has suffered through abuse, neglect, and loss, including the divorce of her parents. When Hardin was nine years old, her brother and father were killed in tragic events a mere three months apart.
“I remember shouting the words, ‘I was NOT created for this pain.’” Hardin says, adding that her pain spilled over into her teen and adult years. “My hard choices led me as far away from God as you could imagine,” she says. “While dealing with a broken heart, all of the antidotes the world provided just led me to more brokenness, sin, and shame.”
Thankfully, that isn’t the end of her story. Today, Hardin proclaims, “God, in all of His love and mercy, pursued me relentlessly. I am on the other side of brokenness now, serving a Maker who is worthy to be shared. I am a woman of faith—a woman who walked a hard path, made hard choices, and has ultimately been redeemed by God.”
To learn more about Hardin, visit dixiehardin.com, like Hardin on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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‘Brighter’ Goes for Adds to Christian Radio
February 16, 2017 (Springdale, Ark.) – “Brighter,” a new single from singer/songwriter Bill Fair, is being released today to Christian radio. The song, written by Fair, Gene White and Rodney Dale Clawson, is going for adds to Christian CHR/Hot AC and Christian AC radio.
“There are days for me when the sun just seems to shine a little brighter,” says Fair. “For some reason, life has a bit more sparkle to it on those days. Maybe it is because God has just shown me His amazing love in a brand new way, maybe He’s recently sent someone special into my life, or maybe something else AWESOME has just happened. Man, I wish every day could be like that,” says Fair. “I imagine that’s how heaven will be—only a million times better! If you are going through a gray period right now, or if it’s downright black outside, I hope this song brings you hope.”
“May tomorrow morning be the day you ‘pull back the curtain’ and a ‘brand new sun’ comes shining through,” Fair says. “If you’re in a happy, bright place already, may this song be cause for immense celebration and a reminder that ‘every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.’ As with all of my music, I hope this song is honoring to God, the Creator of all sunshine, all music, and all things.”
“Brighter” is from Fair’s CD titled “One Way Home,” which is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other digital music outlets, including Fair’s website. The CD was produced by Jered Schuerman.
To learn more about Fair, visit billfairmusic.com, like Fair on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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New Music Produced by Jars of Clay’s Matthew Odmark
February 15, 2017 (Springdale, Ark.) – Singer/songwriter Janet Blair marks her radio debut with today’s release of “Eternity Grows,” produced by Jars of Clay guitarist, Matthew Odmark. The single, which is going for adds to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio, is from Blair’s CD, “Songs for the Waiting,” set to release on April 7th.
After the unexpected death of a friend’s child, God radically changed the direction of singer-songwriter Janet Blair’s path. Blair recalls, “I was overwhelmed with hopelessness, when at 2:00 AM, God reminded me of where my hope lies. He gave me a song, so I got out of bed, sat down at my piano, and wrote it out—my unexpected, unasked-for first song.”
Although Blair was new to songwriting, more songs followed, until Blair eventually found herself with a collection of new music that melds her career as a classically-trained oboist with her pop-influenced, piano-based songwriting. The result is music that explores darkness and light, tragedy and triumph, and from the mundane to the eternal.
Through networking with other songwriters and musicians, Blair met Odmark and then recruited him to produce the new project. In turn, Odmark called on his own network of friends, including genre-jumping string arranger, Avery Bright, instrumentalists Paul Eckberg and Matt Nelson, and Jars of Clay bandmates, Charlie Lowell and Stephen Mason, to collaborate in the studio.
The 10 tracks on “Songs for the Waiting” were recorded over a three-week period at Nashville, Tennessee’s Gray Matters Studio. Blair accompanied her vocals with an upright piano, and Odmark added in layers of cello, guitar, brass and percussion to produce a moving, melodic album about finding peace in the tension of life while waiting for God’s redemption.
To learn more about Blair, visit janetblairmusic.com, like Blair on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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