Singer songwriter Jennifer Knapp’s latest album, Letting Go, debuts at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning artist returns from a seven year hiatus with several high profile interviews including an hour on CNN’s Larry King Live. Knapp, labeled a Christian musician, recently shocked fans and the world with news of her sexuality as she announced she was a lesbian.
Knapp continues to tour and will also perform on this summer’s Lilith Fair Tour. Recorded in Nashville, Letting Go is produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Martha Wainwright, Amy Grant) and features ten intimate folk, country tinged rock songs showcasing her astonishing straightforwardness and spirituality.
Knapp’s impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her previous releases Kansas (debut 1998), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). The Kansas-born musician toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on 1999’s Lilith Fair tour. She received critical acclaim with The Los Angeles Times calling her “a rising star” and People Magazine describing her as “an uncommonly literate songwriter.” Jennifer went on to win her first Dove Award in 1999 for Best New Artist, scored a Grammy nod in 2002 and another Dove nomination in 2003. With a considerable fan base, critical and commercial successes, Knapp walked away from it all at the height of her career. After seven years of soul searching and time spent in Australia, Knapp comes full circle with Letting Go.
Jennifer Knapp tour dates:
May 22 Charlottsville, VA The Southern
May 23 Richmond, VA Canal Club
June 3 Charleston, SC The Windjammer
June 4 Orlando, FL The Social
June 6 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
July 15 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone Lilith Fair
July16 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Lilith Fair
“Her new music is arguably more country/folk/pop influenced.” AOL Music
“New songs like “Dive In,” “Letting Go” and “Inside” showed Ms. Knapp’s further foray in the rock genre.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The Advocate: http://www.advocate.com/Jennifer_Knapp_Comes_Out/
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