PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEAN’S “REVELATION SONG” # 1 CHRISTIAN SONG IN THE NATION
Overwhelming Momentum Grows As New Album Fearless Releases Aug. 4
Nashville, Tenn. Jul. 15, 2009… Phillips, Craig and Dean’s smash hit “Revelation Song” has claimed the top spot on Billboard's Hot Christian AC, Mediabase/All Access Christian AC and the CRW AC charts, and created an overwhelming momentum for the band’s upcoming release, Fearless, on Aug. 4 (INO Records).
“The voice on the other end of the phone said to me, ‘Randy, ‘Revelation Song’ just went to #1,’” recalls member Randy Phillips. “I inhaled surprise and exhaled gratitude. 18 years of singing contemporary Christian music – and radio, retail and audiences still find our music relative and desirable. It’s beyond me. Way beyond me. It’s actually … above me.”
Phillips, Craig and Dean’s timing could not be better as they are releasing their tenth studio album Fearless on Aug. 4, highly anticipated due to the success of “Revelation Song.” Fearless was born out of struggles from people in the congregations that the three pastors face and offers hope for these tough situations. Produced by Bernie Herms (Casting Crowns, Mark Schultz, Avalon), the 10 track album features songs co-written by each band member including “The Distance,” “Nothing to Prove” and “The Spirit of God is Here.”
After 18 years of ministry, 16 No. 1 radio hits, 10 albums, two million plus records sold and nine Dove Award nominations, see what people are saying about their latest endeavor.
“The first time I heard Revelation Song I got chills... In fact, every time I hear it, I get chills! After 18 years, Phillips, Craig and Dean deliver their best yet... K-LOVE listeners love it!”
- Scott Smith, MD K-LOVE Radio Network
“PC&D's Revelation Song is ridiculous. Ridiculous test scores (highest ever at KXOJ), ridiculous phones, ridiculous passion levels from listeners. You really do not see this level of response on a song very often. Congratulations to some old friends that still gain new fans every single day.”
- Bob Thornton, PD KXOJ Tulsa
“Revelation Song” is a rising anthem in churches across the country that the trio has wanted to record for sometime.
“It’s not just a lyric, it’s not just the music, it’s a combination of all of that together that takes you on a journey,” says Dan Dean. “It lifts your spirit. I have seen it happen many times in our church as we do the song in worship. Now we just hope we can see that happen on a larger scale.”
According to CCLI’s Song Select Program, "Revelation Song" is one of the top 5 most downloaded chords by worship leaders, and based on PraiseCharts.com, a popular site among worship leaders for finding charts and orchestrations for their church services, the single was both the No. 1 and the No. 5 songs downloaded (2 different versions) recently. Finally, "Revelation Song" has reached as high as No. 4 on the iTunes ® Christian top downloaded singles charts. “Revelation Song” was written by Jennie Lee Riddle ©2004 via Jennie Lee Riddle/Gateway Create Publishing/Integrity's Praise! Music (all adm by Integrity's Praise! Music)/BMI.
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