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Featured Article - BarlowGirl Releases Anticipated Third Project
BarlowGirl Releases Anticipated Third Project

The wait is almost over as the three-sister band, BarlowGirl, is scheduled to release their highly-anticipated third project on Fervent Records, How Can We Be Silent, on July 24.

The new album features 10 original compositions by Barlow members, Rebecca, Alyssa, and Lauren, and showcases deeper, more mature lyrics that signify the strength of this new project. The songs are a bold approach in standing up for God and fighting for what is right, with the cover artwork featuring the group in a boxing ring. The album even sports a song entitled “One More Round,” which is one of Rebecca’s favorites.

“It was inspired by a teaching on a Focus on the Family radio broadcast,” she recalls. “The guest was an ex-football player and he talked about boxing and how our spiritual life is like being in a boxing ring. It doesn’t matter how many times we are knocked down, we need to get right back up and keep following what God has for us.”

To further support the album, BarlowGirl will launch their “Speak Out” campaign to encourage this generation to become more vocal in their faith. The campaign begins June 15th at www.barlowgirl.com/speakout and offers various songs from How Can We Be Silent as streaming audio, in addition to a video song-by-song, Speak Out devotionals, voice message access, text sign-up, ringtones, email sign-up, Speak Out themed t-shirts and more. Spreading the Good News to everyone’s communities, homes and schools, BarlowGirl hopes the information on the website will encourage everyone to be a leader, a world changer and be one to SPEAK OUT.

The first single from How Can We Be Silent, “Here’s My Life,” was serviced to CHR radio on June 8 and will be serviced to AC radio on June 22. The song is autobiographical about how the Barlow sisters overcome the difficulties of life on the road by surrendering their lives to God’s call to ministry. And on July 6, Rock radio will receive “Million Voices,” a favorite for Lauren and an anthem for this generation.

“We’re standing up, we’re not afraid to fight for what we believe in, and we’re not going to back down. This is who we are. God has put so much in us; we can’t shut up about it. How can we be silent when we see the brokenness in people’s lives and we personally know the Creator and Savior of the world? That title is to challenge our generation. You can’t be silent anymore.”

How Can We Be Silent is already generating a buzz within the music community as BarlowGirl will be the cover story in the July issue of CCM and Cross Point Magazines. They currently have a feature story on TitleTraxx.com, will be the July featured artist on ccmbuzz.com and will have an upcoming feature in Christian Retailing Magazine.

BarlowGirl has solidified their rock stature in the Christian and mainstream music scene with their 2004 self-titled debut and follow-up 2005 project, Another Journal Entry. The success of these two albums resulted in sales of over 550,000, four #1 hits, nine Dove Award nominations and the mega-hit, “I Need You To Love Me,” became the longest #1 single in Christian Radio Weekly’s CHR chart history at a record 13 weeks. BarlowGirl has been featured on NBC News/Today show, Associated Press, Sophisticates Hairstyle magazine, winner of Yahoo! Music’s “Who’s Next” series and recently was named the 2007 Youth Ambassador for the National Day of Prayer.

Founded in 2001 by Susan Riley, Fervent Records is a part of Word Label Group, a division of Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company. In addition to the Absolute series Fervent Records’ roster heralds some of today’s top Christian performers including BarlowGirl, Big Daddy Weave, By The Tree Group 1 Crew and pureNRG. The Word Label Group leads the industry with over 50 years of music-making history.

Author: Janet Bozeman

Date: 18 June 2007

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