LEGENDARY ROCK SINGER JOHN SCHLITT FINDS A FAN IN MIKE HUCKABEE
Former Governor Praises Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter During Recent Guest Appearance on The Mike Huckabee Show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 2012) - Multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt, a recent guest on The Mike Huckabee Show, the popular Cumulus Media radio talk show hosted by Mike Huckabee, learned the former Arkansas governor is a fan after Huckabee played Schlitt's song "Faith and Freedom" during the interview segment.
"I'm really excited about the song...it's my kind of music for sure!" Huckabee said on the air during Schlitt's live radio interview.
Schlitt and Huckabee met when the two shared the stage at the Faith and Freedom Celebration in Tampa, Fla., in August. The legendary rock singer performed at the event, which was hosted by the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition and held in coordination with the Republican National Convention. During the event, Schlitt sang his song "Faith & Freedom" from his critically-acclaimed CD, The Greater Cause, and met with Republican Party dignitaries, including Huckabee. As the the singer and former governor chatted backstage following Schlitt's performance, Huckabee invited Schlitt to be a guest on his radio show.
During their recent live radio interview, Huckabee talked with Schlitt about the patriotism expressed through the singer/songwriter's music. As Huckabee ended the interview, he urged his audience to listen to Schlitt's music, particularly the single, "Faith and Freedom."
"It's great music...the lyrics remind us of what ought to be at the very heart of our convictions as Americans — that faith and freedom really matter," said Huckabee.
"I love the song!" continued Huckabee. "I will download it from iTunes and share it with friends."
To listen to the full interview, visit mikehuckabee.com.
The Greater Cause, Schlitt's fourth solo CD, was released May 8 by 4K Records and is distributed by New Day Christian Distributors. For more information about Schlitt and The Greater Cause, go to johnwschlitt.com or newdaychristian.com.
Photo caption: John Schlitt, right, recently chatted with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, left, at the Faith and Freedom Celebration. (Ruth Malhotra/Faith and Freedom Coalition photo)
About John Schlitt:
With more than three decades worth of water under the musical bridge, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar career as a solo artist, as the former lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all times, and as the former lead singer for popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy Awards. Schlitt was recently named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com. According to the website, Schlitt "remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone." Schlitt was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in About.com's 2011 Readers' Poll in a category that included Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp. Brandon Heath and Bebo Norman.
About The Mike Huckabee Show:
The Mike Huckabee Show, hosted by former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, launched April 9, and is heard on 200 affiliates nationwide through Cumulus Media Networks. The mantra of the radio show is "conversation without confrontation." For more information, visit mikehuckabee.com.
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