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Legendary Rock Singer John Schlitt Climbs The Charts With New Single
Posted: Thursday June 21st, 2012
Multiple Grammy® and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt has hit the Billboard and Christian Music Weekly (CMW) music charts with "Hope That Saves The World", the lead single from The Greater Cause, the legendary vocalist's fourth solo CD.
The single, co-written by Schlitt and his producer, Dan Needham, landed in the No. 29 spot on Billboard's Christian Rock chart and No. 25 on CMW's Rock chart.
"With the new chart positions, it's clear that people all over the world are responding to the dynamic combination of the timeless message of 'Hope That Saves The World,' John Schlitt's amazing voice and the power of God!" says Jeff McLaughlin, president, A-Sides Radio Promotion.
"Hope That Saves The World" has received rave reviews from radio industry veterans.
"He's still got it!" says Chris Goodwin, music director at Dallas' KVRK, says of Schlitt. KVRK has "Hope That Saves The World" in heavy rotation.
Tim Hopkins, music director at KORB in Santa Rosa, Calif., says the station has put "Hope That Saves The World" into hot rotation because of listeners' response. "Our listeners appreciate hearing from some of the artists who have helped pave the way," Hopkins says. "They are enjoying the great music from John's The Greater Cause."
The Greater Cause, released May 8th by 4K Records, is distributed by New Day Christian Distributors. For more information about Schlitt and The Greater Cause, go to johnwschlitt.com.
About John Schlitt:
With more than three decades worth of water under the musical bridge, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar career as a solo artist, as the former lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all times, and as the former lead singer for popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy® Awards. Schlitt was recently named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com. According to the website, Schlitt "remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone." Schlitt was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in About.com's 2011 Readers' Poll in a category that included Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp. Brandon Heath and Bebo Norman.
For more information on Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com or follow John Schlitt on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).