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JESUS CULTURE MUSIC’S EMERGING VOICES CD HITS NO. 1 ON SALES CHARTS, GATHERS ACCLAIM

Live CD From Influential Youth Movement Features Four Up And Coming Worship Leaders

Emerging Voices, the seventh new full-length recording from Jesus Culture Music, released last week amidst acclaim.  In its first week at retail, it has become the No. 1 best-selling album on the SoundScan “Praise & Worship” chart, spent most of last week at No. 1 on the iTunes® “Christian & Gospel” chart and peaked at No. 11 on the overall iTunes “Top Albums” chart. The highly anticipated new album follows last year’s critically acclaimed, No. 1- selling double-CD, Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago, and features four rising worship leaders: Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward and Justin Jarvis.

With all new original worship songs that range from the moving “Mighty Fortress” to the message of surrender in “Where You Are” and the soulful anthem “I Belong To You,” here is what the critics are saying about Emerging Voices:

“Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward, and Justin Jarvis deliver the message of grace and love with inspiring lyrics and a moving sound using inventive lead synth and guitar lines, heart-thumping bass drum, and beautiful melodies that are unforgettable.” – Worship Leader

“If this is where Jesus Culture is headed, I, for one, want in.” – All About Worship

“The album…is a must listen for worship leaders. It’s no surprise as it features four of today‘s brightest new worship leaders: Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward and Justin Jarvis.” – GotWorship.net

“Jesus Culture is more than just a recording band; they are a Holy influence that has permeated into souls of millions of young people…Jesus Culture does not just record albums. They invite us into the worship of God on God’s own turf. This means that these songs are insatiably God-centered and Spirit anointed.” – Breathecast.com

Emerging Voices brings four new worship leaders to the stage… an excellent next step for the ministry.” – Sunday Magazine

“Jesus Culture has grown from strength to strength over the last few years…Emerging Voices is exactly what this album is about, and those voices are making great worship to God that you just want to join in with them.” – LouderThanTheMusic.com (5-star review)

More information on the heart behind Emerging Voices from Jesus Culture director, Banning Liebscher, can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=274n_p8hnZM.  Jesus Culture also released a promotional video for the album at http://youtu.be/daG31EqVaBM, an acoustic version of “I Belong To You” sung by Derek Johnson (http://youtu.be/jbeHqTpYs4U) and “get to know you” videos from Johnson (http://youtu.be/N2qxelS1s-I), Mary Kat Ehrenzeller (http://youtu.be/4MTpjeRo_ZA), Nate Ward (http://youtu.be/vuSTNEKoUeY) and Justin Jarvis (http://youtu.be/UjaHXXQR2qE).

Additional detail on Emerging Voices, including five questions with each of the new Jesus Culture Music artists, can be found at www.jesusculture.com/emergingvoices.

About Jesus Culture Music:

Known as one of the most influential youth movements around the world, Jesus Culture has ignited a generation with energetic, passionate and authentic worship music organically birthed through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to transform society by bringing people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and discipleship. Their albums capture the heart of this movement of young people who are passionate for God and seeking an encounter with His presence.

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