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"Yes", The New Single From John Waller, Releases To Radio
Posted: Tuesday May 31st, 2011
"Yes", the new radio single from John Waller's latest CD, As For Me and My House, releases to radio today amid accolades and praise for the popular recording artist's newest collection of scripture-based songs and declaration-style anthems.
Waller, who is best known for touching the world with the extraordinary song, "While I'm Waiting", from Fireproof, the no. 1 independent film of 2008, doesn't disappoint on the sonically vibrant new single, which reverberates with the truth of God's goodness and positive touch.
"When we heard the new music from John Waller, we were bouncing off the walls with excitement in the Shamrock offices!" says Chris Chicago, Shamrock Entertainment's vice president of National Promotion. "John has a unique gift of incorporating tons of scripture into his songs while also making them insanely hooky, singable, and relatable to the target Christian radio audience. We are humbled and beyond excited to be on the team that gets to bring this life altering music to the masses!"
As For Me and My House received a robust welcome from fans and industry veterans when the CD was released May 3rd. The critically-acclaimed CD, the first project for Waller since signing with Nashville-based City of Peace Media, debuted at no. 4 on iTunes® Christian Gospel Chart and claimed the no. 26 spot on SoundScan's Adult Contemporary and Christian/Gospel Current Digital Albums charts.
Andy Argyrakis, music critic for the Gospel Music Channel says, "On As For Me and My House, John Waller's channeling his own pensive pop within Casting Crowns-styled anthems that won't have any trouble connecting with both the church and the radio waves."
Jay Heilman, Jr., founder and webmaster at christianmusicreview.org, calls As For Me and My House a career defining album for Waller. "I am beyond moved by this album!" Heilman declares. "The Lord is using this song/album to remind us that we're to lay our idols down and choose today - not tomorrow, but today - to serve the Lord within our houses with our lives, our families and all of our being. Listen, be inspired and be prepared to move!"
NewReleaseTuesday.com calls John Waller "... one of the most relatable artists I've ever heard," and says As For Me and My House "... is a great adult contemporary worship album. If you like Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns and MercyMe, then you should really enjoy John Waller."
To help celebrate the new release, American Family Radio recently hosted a "John Waller As For Me And My House All Day CD Release Party," and popular websites like New Release Tuesday and HearitFirst.com selected Waller as their featured artist.
As For Me and My House continues to gain traction with fans and critics alike as Waller and his music are scheduled to be featured by such prominent Christian media as Christianitytoday.com, Focus on the Family, Campus Crusade for Christ, GospelMusicChannel.com, Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural!" and more.
About John Waller:
Waller first captured the attention of the Christian music community as front-man for the pop band According to John. But the talented Georgia native laid his aspirations for a career as a performing artist aside when he and his wife Josee felt led to move to Colorado to help establish a new church. Songs that were birthed in John during that time opened new doors for the worship leader, and his major label debut, The Blessing, introduced Waller's music to a wider audience. His follow-up solo project included the powerful title track, "While I'm Waiting", the theme song from Fireproof, the no. 1 independent film of 2008.
Waller has long been known for injecting heavy doses of scripture into his songs, and As For Me And My House is no exception. He draws on Joshua 24:15 to boldly proclaim the Word of God to this generation through a rich variety of musical styles ranging from tender, heartfelt prayers like "Somebody Else's Story", to poignant ballads like "Man of the Valley", to his trademark declaration anthems like the impassioned spiritual warfare battle cry "Our God Reigns Here" and "Bless Us and Keep Us", both of which express God's heart for Israel.
"Yes" continues Waller's assertion that God is good and His plans for His children are positive, yet he also addresses the seeming dichotomy of bad things happening to good people in "Because God is Good," a song Waller co-wrote with Third Day front-man Mac Powell and the album's co-producer, Jason Hoard.
The title track highlights the album's theme of declaring our allegiance to God. The music video version of "As For Me and My House" has already started to go viral, with more than 56,000 views on YouTube within a few weeks of its release. To view the video, visit the album's YMZ page.
More than just the title of an album, Waller wants Joshua 24:15 - "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" - to become a heart's cry for individuals and families across the country and the world. In the hope that it will help restore our focus back to family values, he is offering the song as a free download to those who sign the Joshua 24:15 Declaration on his website, johnwallermusic.com.
Waller's As For Me and My House is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here.