KUTLESS SET TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS PROJECT, THIS IS CHRISTMAS,
AND PREPARES FOR NEW STUDIO RELEASE IN 2012
BEC Recordings’ Kutless is wrapping up another great year with the release of their first Christmas project on October 4 titled This Is Christmas. This album is filled with four classic holiday songs along with two original Kutless Christmas tunes (“This Is Christmas,” “Beautiful”).  There will also be a 10-song exclusive version available at Wal-Mart this season.  Kutless will also be touring heavily this fall as part of the “One True God,” Winter Jam and the “Very Merry Christmas” tours.
“The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year,” shares Kutless frontman Jon Micah Sumrall. “It is a special time for us to enjoy family, festivities, and gift giving but most importantly to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  My hope is that This is Christmas will be an encouraging and festive reminder of why we celebrate Christmas. Truly Jesus is the reason for the season.”
Since the 2009 release of their hit worship album, It Is Well, BEC Recordings’ Kutless has catapulted to the top of the radio charts with their mega-hit song “What Faith Can Do,” which spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on AC, CHR and National Christian Audience charts. The second single, “Everything I Need,” also became a top 10 single at AC Indicator, Monitored and National Christian Audience charts. The current single “Amazed” is already a top 20 single at AC Indicator, CHR, and Inspo charts.
The band will be following-up to this highly acclaimed album that has sold more than 300,000 units with a brand new 2012 studio release.  Kutless is putting the finishing touches on this new project with producers Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Carrie Underwood) and Dave Lubben (worship leader, Kutless).
For more information, go to www.kutless.com or the band’s official YouTube Page http://www.youtube.com/kutless.
Follow the band on Twitter @kutless and become their fan on Facebook: facebook.com/kutless.
This Is Christmas Track listing
  1. O Holy Night
  2. This Is Christmas
  3. Breath Of Heaven
  4. Mary Did You Know
  5. Beautiful
  6. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

About Kutless
This Portland, Oregon-based band has emerged as one of the premiere rock, worship bands. Kutless has been awarded RIAA Gold Certification for their worship-based album “Strong Tower” in addition to Gold Certification for Long-Form video “Live From Portland.” Since the 2009 release of their hit worship album, It Is Well, BEC Recordings’ Kutless has made an impact with their mega-hit song “What Faith Can Do.”  Already a hit single in 2009, the success carried into 2010 as this single topped the 2010 Mediabase Christian AC Song of the Year. In addition to Mediabase, “What Faith Can Do” was the No. 2 Billboard Hot Christian Song of the Year.  Kutless was also named the No. 7 Billboard Christian Artist of the Year, and It Is Well was the No. 10 Billboard Christian Album of the Year.

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