LEGENDARY RECORDING ARTIST JOHN SCHLITT SHARES THE GREATER CAUSE AT NRB 2012

Gospel Music Hall of Famer Discusses Upcoming CD Release

John Schlitt at NRB 2012John Schlitt, legendary recording artist and Gospel Music Hall of Famer, best known as the lead singer for award-winning Christian band Petra during the era when the band won its four Grammy Awards and 10 Dove Awards, recently attended the 2012 National Religious Broadcasters Convention, held Feb. 18-22, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. While at the Convention, Schlitt spoke with numerous media representatives about his upcoming release, The Greater Cause.

“NRB 2012 was very productive for me,” Schlitt says. “It was especially exciting to be talking about my upcoming project, The Greater Cause, and I was encouraged to see the interest in this new adventure.”

Thousands of Christian broadcasters, programmers, ministers and others participated in the convention, which is presented annually by the National Religious Broadcasters.

Photo caption: John Schlitt, left, is interviewed during NRB by Mark Muirhead of Christiannetcast.com. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

About NRB:
The annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2012 was Feb. 18-21 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The 2013 Convention is scheduled for March 2-5, 2013 in Nashville. For more Convention information go to nrbconvention.org.About John Schlitt:
During more than three decades in the music business, Schlitt has earned multiple Gold Records, Grammys and Dove Awards. As a solo artist, member of Petra and former lead singer for popular ’70s mainstream rock band Head East, Schlitt has toured all over the world. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time. Schlitt was recently named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com, and according to the website, Schlitt “remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone.” Schlitt was also named “Best Male Vocalist” in About.com’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Schlitt is set to release his fourth solo album, The Greater Cause, in the spring of 2012.

His current project, The Grafting, is available on 4K Records and is distributed by New Day Christian Distributors in the U.S. and internationally by Go Global Entertainment. For more information on Schlitt and The Grafting or The Greater Cause, visit johnwschlitt.com.

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