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Francesca Battistelli-Most Added New Artist In Radio History!
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Francesca Battistelli-Most Added New Artist In Radio History!
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Francesca Battistelli, the talented singer/songwriter who just released her debut project, My Paper Heart, with Fervent Records in July, has officially made radio history! According to R&R (Radio & Records), Battistelli is the most-added new artist in the history of Christian radio, thanks to her new single, "Free To Be Me."

Obtaining the most adds within the first week at radio's AC and CHR formats, "Free To Be Me" has achieved top airplay on 94 out of 118 reporting radio stations. This puts Battistelli in the elite company of Chris Tomlin's "Jesus Messiah," Casting Crown's "East to West," and "Spoken For" from MercyMe.

"Free To Be Me" is the second single released from My Paper Heart. Battistelli's debut radio single, "I'm Letting Go," reached #3 on the radio charts, thus capturing immediate attention and accolades from radio and the media:

"Francesca is one of those artists that you just kind of marvel at...she can live life, write an amazing song, and connect with our audience every single time. I have no doubt she'll be around for years to come". ~ Jeff Connell, KXWA Denver, CO

"I was blown away by Francesca...Up-tempo, fresh and fun - that actually describes her whole album. This girl is the real deal!" ~ Sarah Taylor, KCMS Seattle, WA

"In 2008 Christian music has been fortunate to have a lot of really talented new artists, but one that stands out from the others is Francesca Battistelli. Her amazing talent and infectious, upbeat attitude are impossible to ignore." ~ Jeff Cruz, WPOZ Orlando, FL

"Christian music's answer to Sara Bareilles...Can you say "New Artist of the Year"? ~ CCMMagazine.com

"One of the strongest pop debuts this year...she's a new talent to watch for years to come." ~ ChristianityToday.com

"Keep your eyes and ears on this young lady, because she is definitely hear to stay!" ~ jesusfreakhideout.com

ABOUT FRANCESCA

Francesca Battistelli is currently on the 35-date WinterJam tour, performing in markets all over the country and sharing the stage with talented artists such as TobyMac, Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, and much more. For the most updated tour dates and information, please visit www.jamtour.com.

Battistelli was also named one of iTunes' best new artists of 2008 within the Christian/Gospel Category. She received accolades for the single "I'm Letting Go" as the #3 "Best iTunes Song" of the year.

She is managed by Proper Management and booked by Third Coast Artist Agency (www.tcaa.biz), both based in Nashville, TN. For more information, please visit francescamusic.com.


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