Brandon Bee Color Headshot  (248)Popular worship leader, recording artist and producer Brandon Bee has partnered with Focus on the Family to promote tonight’s UNITEforLIFE webcast event in support of pregnancy care centers. Bee has been active in pre-promotion of the webcast, which will feature Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director, and other national pro-life leaders.

Webcast participants will receive a complimentary mp3 download of “Inside These Walls,” the title cut from Bee’s new CD on Save the City Records.

Sponsored by Focus on the Family and hosted by Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach for Focus on the Family, the UNITEforLIFE event will be webcast live at 8 p.m. ET. Special guests representing more than 2,500 pregnancy care centers and clinics will be featured, including Dr. Peggy Hartshorn, president of Heartbeat International; Tom Glessner, founder and president of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA); Melinda Delahoyde, president of Care Net; and Lola French, CEO of the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services.

Proceeds from the webcast will benefit the featured pro-life pregnancy care organizations, including Signal Hill in Canada.

To login to the webcast: uniteforlifewebcast.org at 8 p.m. local time.

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. The organization provides help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. For more information on Focus on the Family, visit focusonthefamily.com

About Brandon Bee and Inside These Walls:
Bee has earned the respect of his peers as a producer by bringing out the best in a long line of established and up-and-coming artists, including Grammy Award nominee/Dove Award winner Stacie Orrico; Juno Award nominee/Island Award winner Matthew James; pop/rockers Amber Pacific, Jaime Jamgochian and Lanae Hale; West Coast rapper Benjiman; 2009 Immerse winner Jake Brothers and indie folk-pop rising star Beth Whitney. Bee most recently produced Circleslide’s exciting 2010 CD, Echoes of the Light. Bee credits being immersed in that creative atmosphere with inspiring his own music to greater heights.

After spending two years on the road touring in support of This is the Revolution, Bee recognized he had a lot more to say about the Christian journey – a journey we all go through with varying levels of success. “We go through seasons where we live the life and seasons where we don’t, so thank God we are saved by grace,” Bee muses. “Realizing that many of us are going through the same types of things, I decided to make a record about my journey.”

To help shape his vision for Inside These Walls, Bee called on the talents of a cadre of fellow songwriters, producers and musicians, including Scott Krippayne (Jordin Sparks’ “This Is My Now”), Carl Cartee (“Glorious Impossible”) and Circleslide frontman Gabe Martinez (“Love Amazing”). Bee called on his own experience and personal testimony of going through seasons of both faith and doubt, acceptance and rejection to create a soundtrack for the journey that is summed up in the metaphoric title cut and embellished by the rest of the songs on the project.

Bee’s Inside These Walls mirrors life’s journey, with compelling melodies that rise and fall, ebb and flow, aptly reflecting how as believers we all stumble, fall, then get back up again. Regardless of the style of the individual songs, each is autobiographically inspired and soul-baringly honest.

“Everybody needs to be reminded that we’re all sinners and we all need a savior,” Bee declares. “My goal with Inside These Walls is that people will look at it as a devotional. For me personally, the process has allowed me to learn more about myself and why I need God, though my hope is that people see less of me and examine more within their own life. Even though my stuff may look a little different from theirs, we’re all going through this walk together.”

Brandon Bee’s Inside These Walls is available through Save the City Records and Provident-Integrity Distribution. For more information on Brandon Bee and Inside These Walls, visit brandonbeemusic.com or savethecityrecords.com/brandonbee.

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