JONATHAN BUTLER RELEASES NEW GOSPEL CD, GRACE AND MERCY IN STORES AND ONLINE TODAY
LOS ANGELES - (September 25, 2012) Grammy Award® nominated recording artist Jonathan Butler releases his highly-anticipated new Gospel CD, Grace And Mercy, online and in stores today. Butler is touring the United States, South Africa, and Europe this fall in support of the release.
"I'm excited to release my new music today," said Butler. "This is what God has called me to do, and it's been great to have the ability to share my music and His Word with so many audiences around the world."
Known for hits such as "Falling In Love With Jesus," Butler has sold more than 1.8 million albums worldwide including more than 330,000 Gospel CDs. Grace And Mercy features 11 original songs with music and lyrics penned by Butler. The first single from Butler's self-produced CD is "I Stand On Your Word," which delivers an uplifting song with a powerful yet simple message of faith. The track is currently at #18 on Billboard's Top Gospel Songs radio chart, pushing top 15 on the chart.
On the first leg of his international tour in South Africa, Butler kept a video diary of his behind-the-scenes rehearsals, meetings, and time with friends. To watch the latest videos from Butler's South African tour, visit: http://youtu.be/4RC9kx0T_oE. More videos will be released in the next week.
For more videos from Butler, check out:
"I Stand On Your Word" story
Acoustic performance of "I Stand On Your Word"
Lyric video for "I Stand On Your Word"
ABOUT Jonathan Butler
Born and raised in Cape Town during Apartheid, Jonathan Butler started singing and playing acoustic guitar as a child. Racial segregation and poverty during Apartheid has been the subject of many of his records. His first single was the first by a black artist played by white radio stations in racially segregated South Africa and earned a Sarie Award, South Africa's equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Butler is known for achieving chart-topping success, Grammy ® nominations and other accolades for his recordings. His self-titled debut album put him on the map internationally and garnered two Grammy ® nominations, which include the R&B-pop vocal statement "Lies" and the poignant instrumental, "Going Home." Butler, a multi-talented musician, produces, arranges, and plays guitar, bass and keyboards. He has released several best-selling Gospel CDs, most notably "Gospel Goes Classical" and "Brand New Day."
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