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Matt Redman Receives Biggest Debut to Date with Latest Project 10,000 Reasons

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Album Sales Nearly Doubled From Previous Project,We Shall Not Be Shaken Debut

10,000 Reasons Dominates the Charts at No.1 on Christian Soundscan and iTunes® Christian Albums Chart


(Nashville, Tenn) July 20, 2011--Last week, critically acclaimed worship leader Matt Redman unveiled his eighth project 10,000 Reasons, and it was welcomed with open arms by the public dominating the charts taking the No. 1 spot on the Christian Soundscan Chart for the first time in his career, selling nearly 7,000 units its first week, almost doubling from his previous album release We Shall Not Be Shaken in 2009, making this his biggest debut to date. Additionally, 10,000 Reasons continues to be the No. 1 best-selling album on iTunes® Christian Albums Chart and claimed  No. 28 on the Digital Albums Chart and
No. 66 on Billboard's Top 200.

While fans are embracing the new church anthems, critics are also continuing to praise the latest project from the GRAMMY® nominated artist as shown in the quotes below from CCM Magazine, Worship Musician Magazine, Worship Leader Magazine and more:

“There’s something about Matt Redman. Maybe it’s his infectious choruses. Maybe it’s his undeniable passion, or his joyous live recordings... Or maybe it’s all of the above. He has given his listeners yet another outstanding album, 10,000 Reasons, and it might be his best work to date.” -CCM Magazine

“This album has an intensity that surprised me a bit.  Even the piano-driven beginning of 'Holy' reveals a feeling thatsomething is about to happen...and it does. He doesn’t dumb-down or diminish the power of the Word and the pursuit of His presence. The songs will stand on their own two feet and will still translate in even the humblest of musicalsettings.” -Worship Musician Magazine

“10,000 Reasons is a worship experience. Ultimately, Matt Redman realized his strongest sense of self on this project: the self only truly found in transparent, vulnerable cries of self-surrender.” –Worship Leader Magazine

The sixstepsrecords/Sparrow recording artist co-wrote with many friends on this album including Jonas Myrin, Jason Ingram, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Tim Wanstall and Jesse Reeves. He then brought the songs to life in Atlanta, GA leading worship for over 1,000 worship leaders during LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective, put on by Passion City Church and sixstepsrecords.

For more information on Matt Redman, please visit www.mattredman.com

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About Matt Redman:
Matt Redman’s songwriting is synonymous with integrity and continues to impact churches around the world. Leading a generation of worshipers, his songs have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith,David Crowder*Band, Rebecca St. James, Tree 63, Kutless and Passion among others.  A key songwriter for today’s church, an active worship leader for Passion conferences around the world, Redman has a history of success having garnered seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and recently received aGRAMMY ® nod for “Best Gospel Song” for “Our God” featured on Passion: Awakening. Additionally, Redman has 21 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with 5 populating the Top 50. Redman's eighth album, 10,000 Reasons, released July 12 on sixstepsrecords.

About sixstepsrecords:
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords ( http://www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (And If Our God Is For Us…), David Crowder* Band (Church Music), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Life Light Up), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: Here For You). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.

About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development.  The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group.  For further information, please visit http://www.emicmg.com