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John Schlitt's 'The Gift' Going For Adds At Christian Radio
Thursday, February 07, 2013
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To commemorate the most celebrated day of love in the year, 4K Records has announced the release of "The Gift" from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt. The single, written in honor of Schlitt's wife, Dorla, and featured on the legendary vocalist's current CD, The Greater Cause, is going for adds today to AC/INSPO, CHR and Rock-formatted Christian radio stations in celebration of Valentine's Day.

"We believe 'The Gift' is a wonderful song for programmers to add throughout the first half of February in preparation for Valentine's Day," says Jeff McLaughlin, president of A-Sides Radio Promotion. "Its message of love between a man and a woman, which God created, will be a nice addition to the playlist during this season."

The single, written by the CD's producer Dan Needham, along with Grammy Award winner Andrew Ramsey (Jonny Lang, Mandisa, India.Arie) and Schlitt, was named a Top Relationship Song by NewReleaseTuesday in 2012 in a category that included songs by Chris August, Sara Groves, Bebo Norman, Todd Agnew, Francesca Battistelli, Dave Barnes, JJ Heller, Audrey Assad, Natalie LaRue and Lara Landon.

"It is wonderful to see that the song, 'The Gift,' which celebrates the special relationship between my God, my wife, and myself, can also be special to others," says Schlitt, who says the song is based on Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12 ("Two are better than one" and "a three-fold cord is not quickly broken").

"I know that God brought us together and by His grace kept us through those years and the foolishness that went with them. It was in the process of her coming to Christ first and Jesus using her in my life that changed everything for me…and for us," Schlitt says. "It's like the picture of the triangle with Jesus at the top point. He loves us. We love Him. Because of that we can love each other. With our faith in Jesus at the center of our relationship, our knowledge of our true selves helps us to truly grow in our love for one another."

For more information about Schlitt and The Greater Cause, visit johnwschlitt.com. To contact Jeff McLaughlin at A-Sides Radio Promotion, email jeff@asidesradiopromotion.com.

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.
For more information on Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).


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