LEGENDARY VOCALIST JOHN SCHLITT FEATURED ON SIRIUS XM'S JAY SEKULOW LIVE!
Grammy and Dove Award Winner Discusses His Redemption, Ministry, And New Christmas Album Funded Through Kickstarter On Popular Radio Show
John Schlitt and Jay Sekulow (400)
NASHVILLE, Tenn - Legendary vocalist John Schlitt was the featured guest on a recent edition of Sirius XM's Jay Sekulow Live!, the popular radio talk show hosted by Jay Sekulow, a regular contributor to Fox News and Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country.
During the show, Schlitt candidly discussed his former drug and alcohol addiction and the day he became a Christian, as well as his current music ministry that takes him across the world. He shared with Sekulow's radio audience about his history in the music industry and ministry—from his early days as the lead singer of popular mainstream rock band Head East through his years as lead singer of Petra to today's current career accomplishments, including his upcoming plans to record his first-ever Christmas album. Schlitt currently is raising capital for the holiday project through Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding platform. The Kickstarter deadline is 2 p.m. E.D.T., Saturday, June 8.
In an exciting development on the day of the Jay Sekulow Live! radio broadcast, Schlitt's Kickstarter campaign reached its funding goal of $35,000 within hours after the vocalist and Sekulow were on the air.
"It was great having my friend John Schlitt on the broadcast," Sekulow said. "In the past, we have enjoyed having John sing with our Jay Sekulow Live! band, and thousands of people have viewed the videos of John and our band. We are excited about John's Kickstarter project and encourage our friends and members to support the project."
To-date, Schlitt's Kickstarter campaign has raised 104 percent of its goal, with more than 345 funding partners. To learn more or to contribute to his Kickstarter campaign, visit kickstarter.com/projects/johnwschlitt/john-schlitt-the-christmas-project. With five days left until the official deadline, contributions are still being accepted. Any contributions over the goal will be used for additional related and necessary expenses, such as packaging and marketing for the new Christmas CD.
Schlitt's interview can be heard at the ACLJ archives at aclj.org/radio-tv. Jay Sekulow Live!, airs at noon E.T. daily on Sirius XM Family Talk 131, as well on specific stations across the U.S. For a complete list of stations and times, visit www.aclj.org/radio-tv/schedule.
For more information about Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com. For more information about Sekulow and Jay Sekulow Live!, visit aclj.org/radio-tv.
Photo caption: John Schlitt, left, was a recent guest on Jay Sekulow Live! with host Jay Sekulow, frequent contributor to Fox News and Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
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 lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time, 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 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.
Since Schlitt released his fourth solo CD, The Greater Cause, in May 2012, the legendary vocalist's busy schedule has included appearances on The Mike Huckabee Show, 700 Club Interactive and the Faith & Freedom Celebration—the faith-based kick-off to the Republican National Convention, as well as extensive international touring.
For more information on Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).
About ACLJ, Jay Sekulow Live! and ACLJ This Week:
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) focuses on constitutional and human rights law worldwide. Based in Washington, D.C., with affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, the ACLJ is pro-life and dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights for all people. The ACLJ engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation that includes representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States and international tribunals around the globe.
Sekulow's radio show, Jay Sekulow Live!, and the weekly TV show, ACLJ This Week, are nationally syndicated and focus on legal, legislative, and national security battles as they are happening in the U.S. and around the world. To find local stations airing the shows, visit aclj.org/radio-tv/schedule.
For more information about ACLJ, visit aclj.org. For more information about Jay Sekulow Live! and ACLJ This Week, visit aclj.org/radio-tv.
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