Rebecca St. James' New Worship Project, "I Will Praise You" is available now.
One of Christian music’s most recognized names and voices, Rebecca St. James – now a member of the Reunion Records roster – prepares to launch into a very busy spring 2011 season with the release of her new worship album, I Will Praise You.
The new recorded project, released to physical and digital retail outlets on April 5, features the initial single “Shine Your Glory Down,” which has already drawn raves from radio programmers across the country.
“It’s about time!” shares an excited Cecil Vanhouten of the Family Life Network (Bath, NY). “Rebecca’s ‘Shine Your Glory Down’ has the kind of upbeat worship feel that’s perfect for AC radio. A multi-faceted artist, a new label and a new record – the new year’s off to a great start.”
Also loving St. James’ new song is Kurt Wallace of WHZN Radio in Indianapolis, IN. “I love upbeat, vertical songs,” he shares “And when it’s sung by one of our format’s most recognizable voices, I was quick to put it on ‘The Walk!’”
I Will Praise You marks St. James’ first studio project since 2005’s If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something, but that hardly means St. James has been resting on her laurels, keeping her schedule busy with live performances, film work and writing books. St. James’ ninth book, “What Is He Thinking?” is scheduled for a September 2011 release through Hachette/Faithwords publishing.
Still, once back in the studio, St. James and producer Mark A. Miller (Casting Crowns) found the process of crafting the tracks for I Will Praise You a rewarding creative time.
Miller shares, “It was a pleasure working with Rebecca through the recording process on this project. She is a true professional with such a heart for worship. The songs on this record reflect that heart and even more so, her desire to help the listener draw closer to God. I’m proud to have worked alongside Rebecca. I know this record will be a blessing to anyone who listens.”
Rebecca St. James already has a packed schedule surrounding I Will Praise You, including street week appearances on FOX News Channel shows “Hannity” and “Fox & Friends” already on the books, and a nationwide tour of mega-churches scheduled for weekends through June. (Check for scheduled cities/dates at www.rsjames.com).
In advance of her April 5 album launch in New York City, and amid a flurry of wedding planning, Rebecca made an additional appearance on “Hannity” in February as a part of Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel.
St. James is keeping a good bit of her schedule open, though, to adapt to a new phase of her life…as a married woman. St. James will wed Jacob Fink, who proposed on Christmas Day, 2010.
About Rebecca St. James:
Emerging on the music scene in the mid-’90s while still in her teens, Australian-born Rebecca St. James has become one of Contemporary Christian Music’s most enduring and beloved artists, embraced by audiences worldwide. Her signature sound yielded 17 Top 10 singles (nine of which were No. 1) and two RIAA Gold Album certifications (commemorating sales of more than 500,000 units) for God (1996), as well as the GRAMMY winning Pray (1999).
In addition to a successful recording and touring career, Rebecca is an accomplished author having released eight noteworthy Christian market titles including the popular devotional, Pure, (Hachette/Faithwords, 2009) that ranked in the Top 10 on the CBA Bestseller Chart.
While fully engaged in balancing the demands of recording, touring and authoring, this modern-day Renaissance woman made the decision three years ago to pursue acting. Rebecca’s first dramatic lead role in the film Sarah’s Choice released in 2009 by Pureflix Entertainment and won both critical and audience acclaim for its strong pro-life message.
While readying for Sarah’s Choice, Rebecca was led to create a series of national Crisis Pregnancy events. “I saw the work this organization was doing and I just had to help,” she notes. She also continues to connect with teen girls and their mothers at her well attended “SHE” events which meld music and ministry into an evening of encouragement and practical advice on living Godly lives.
Having traveled the globe as an advocate of faith and values matters ranging from purity to pro-life, Rebecca has been invited to speak or perform in venues including the White House and is even a frequent guest on the highly rated FOX News show, “Hannity” anchored by Sean Hannity.
For more information on Rebecca St. James’ tour dates and events, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/RSJames.