First Sparrow Records Album For Jobe Releases Today Amidst Acclaim, Gathers Billboard Radio Hit, “We Are”
Jobe Debuts New Songs For Tens of Thousands So Far on Record Setting Winter Jam Tour
One of the best-selling artists in Christian music, Kari Jobe releases her sophomore album, Where I Find You, today amidst widespread acclaim. The album quickly rose this morning to No. 1 on the iTunes® overall Albums chart and remains No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel chart amidst 5-star reviews. The recording also sparked the Billboard Top 10 hit single “We Are” that has been viewed nearly 500,000 times at www.youtube.com/watch?v=B07iK9uh9qY. Tens of thousands more have experienced Jobe singing “We Are” and other new favorites live in concert during the record-breaking Winter Jam 2012 Tour, whose opening weekend alone was seen by more than 32,000 people.
Jobe, a two-time Dove Award winning, Gateway Church (Southlake, TX) worship leader, continues on the 47-city Winter Jam tour through April 1 while simultaneously featuring songs from Where I Find You during her “A Night Of Worship” sold out event tonight at her church.
“These songs come from such a honest place of praising God for what He’s done—and what He’s continuing to do in our lives—because of His grace and goodness,” Jobe shares. “Ultimately, it’s about declaring who He is and enjoying the simplicity of knowing the Lord is near. He’s for us, He loves us, and sometimes, we need to just stop, enjoy His presence and take that in.”
Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Chris August), who also produced her breakout self-titled debut, and acclaimed producer Matt Bronleewe (Natalie Imbruglia, Josh Wilson), Where I Find You is an engaging project that stretches Jobe both sonically and thematically. Featured on the cover of this month’s Worship Musician magazine, Jobe’s music and message is clearly hitting home with listeners as critics applaud:
“All at once moving, strong and wistful, this project is breathtaking. Kari Jobe has only gotten better since her beautiful debut, and every single song on this album is incredible.” – CCM Magazine
“Where I Find You delivers beautifully crafted congregational and devotional worship…Kari Jobe is set to capture more hearts, set lists, and listening time with her release, Where I Find You. In a God honoring, prayerful, and passionate release that is equal parts intimacy and exuberant uptempo proclamation, exultation, and adoration, Jobe once again breathes her warm, sweet, pure pop/rock.” – Worship Leader
“The two-time Dove Award winner’s mostly upbeat project is a glorious expression of God’s love.” – Charisma
“Where I Find You has been well worth the wait for Kari Jobe fans. Intensely passionate and honest, this has taken Kari’s artistry and elevated it to a whole new level…hands down Kari’s best work to date…one of the top worship albums of the year.” – NewReleaseTuesday.com
“Kari is an exciting young voice in worship…This follow-up is more of her excellent voice singing songs of praise to God…It’s refreshing to hear a strong female voice in the sea of guys at the top of the worship charts.” – Group Magazine
“In fact, the Dove winner who leads worship at Texas’ Gateway Church has clearly settled into her own artistic skin with Where I Find You, which marks her most assertive and engaging effort to date.” – Gospel Music Channel
“…this is a natural step forward… her second major label album, Where I Find You, may seal the deal for younger consumers of Praise & Worship music….Jobe brings to work a sense of wonder and trust in her songs’ object of spiritual affection.” – CBA Retailers + Resources
One of the most respected female worship leaders in the country, Jobe’s self-titled debut album released in 2009 and went on to sell well over 250,000 copies, leading to a New Artist of The Year Dove Award nomination. Taking home two Doves from the ceremony, she later joined the roster of Sparrow Records, a division of EMI CMG Label Group, which is distributing her first album on the label, Where I Find You, into worldwide markets. Having studied at Oral Roberts University, Christ For The Nations and Dallas Baptist University, where she finished her psychology and Pastoral Ministries degree, Jobe also partners with the A21 Campaign, an organization dedicated to abolishing human trafficking.
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 marketing and licensing in partnership with Hillsong Music, and 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 www.emicmg.com.
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