Singer/songwriter Jason Bare's new single, "What Child is This," has received the most downloads to-date during New Release Tuesday's weekly download promotion. The song, from Bare's EP Have You Heard, received more than 4,225 downloads when it was a featured single recently, approximately 1,000 more than the previous top downloaded song, according to Kevin McNeese of New Release Tuesday.
"We've had a huge two weeks of downloads…I've never seen it that high before," says McNeese. "We love partnering with artists and getting music into the hands of fans," he continues. "It's been great partnering with Jason and we look forward to helping him share more music in the future."
"I am so blessed by Kevin and everyone at New Release Tuesday. They have been such a strong part of helping us spread the word about my music. I am grateful for those that downloaded the song, and I pray that it is bringing joy to them all! I look forward to a lasting relationship with New Release Tuesday and all their fans!"
Christmas is a special time of year for Bare. With a long history of leading praise and worship in traditional settings, the singer/songwriter launched his national platform in 2010 with the release of a Christmas song, "For the First Time." The song resonated with radio and quickly climbed to No. 1 on the Christian Music Weekly (CMW) Worship chart, No. 2 on the CMW Inspirational (INSPO) chart, No. 8 on the CMW Christmas charts, and remained one of the Most Added songs on CMW's INSPO chart for five weeks. Bare released his five-song Christmas EP, Have You Heard, the following year with similar results. The title track hit No. 2 on the CMW INSPO chart and No. 5 on the CMW Christmas chart. It peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Soft AC/Inspirational National Airplay chart and remained in the Top 20 on that chart for four weeks.
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About Jason Bare:
After spending a lifetime growing up in church as a preacher's kid, attending Lee University and traveling as part of the Lee Singers, Bare has spent the past 14 years leading congregations in praise and worship, most recently at Kingdom Life Ministries in Virginia, while also writing and singing his original music.
In December 2010, his debut radio single, the nationally-released Christmas song, "For The First Time," hit No. 1. In 2011, he released his debut CD, Beautiful Design, and his Christmas EP, Have You Heard. In December 2011, the title track from Have You Heard peaked at No. 5 on the Christian Music Weekly Inspirational chart and No. 16 on Billboard's Soft AC/Inspirational National Airplay chart.
During the last few years, Bare has appeared on television networks including TBN, JCTV and CTN, premiered his first music video for "You Found Me" and toured throughout the United States and South Africa.
For more information on Jason Bare, visit jasonbare.com, or follow him on Facebook (facebook.com/jasonbaremusicfan) or Twitter (@jasonbaremusic).