From California To Puerto Rico, “Little Bird” Featured On In-Store Playlist
Edwards Also Featured On Upcoming Recording, Onething Live: Shout Your Name, Releasing June 30 from Forerunner Music
Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Misty Edwards, who released her newest and 4th studio album last winter, Little Bird, recently had the opportunity to share the title cut from the album with Starbucks® patrons across the U.S. and internationally. Fans new and old were treated to the sound of “Little Bird” featured as part of the in-store music playlist for the Starbucks Coffee Company chain, which has more than 21,000 retail stores in 66 countries. The song was heard in numerous Starbucks locations all over from California to Puerto Rico to Edwards’ home base of Kansas City, MO, as fans shared the news through social media.
“I first heard that ‘Little Bird’ was playing in a California-based Starbucks from a friend who sent me a video clip,” says Edwards, “which I immediately shared through social media and realized it was being played in stores all over as fans shared the news!”
Little Bird, Edwards’ most recent solo project, released amidst critical acclaim, Dec. 29 from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). Produced by 14 Grammy Award-winning / 25 Dove Award-winning Brown Bannister, plus co-production from the Grammy-nominated Paul Moak, several songs from the album, including “Little Bird,” were heard for the first time by 20,000-plus people attending IHOPKC’s Annual Onething Conference Dec. 28-31. Each December, downtown Kansas City is transformed into a global destination for thousands of fiery worshipers as IHOPKC hosts its premier event at the Kansas City Convention Center.
In addition to Misty Edwards, this year’s Onething gathering featured Forerunner Music artists and IHOPKC worship leaders Jaye Thomas, Laura Hackett Park, Jonas Park, Jon Thurlow, Justin Rizzo and Ryan Kondo. Capturing some of the most memorable songs from the event, Forerunner Music releases Onething Live: Shout Your Name, amidst acclaim June 30.
About Misty Edwards:
Misty Edwards has been a worship leader and songwriter at the International House of Prayer since its inception in September 1999. She has been actively writing songs since the age of sixteen, and continues to grow in this art, while encouraging others to do the same. Through worship-leading at conferences and her faithful time of leading in the prayer room, which is streamed LIVE 24/7 to over 175,000 people a month, Misty has impacted thousands with her music. For more information, visit www.MistyEdwards.com.
About Forerunner Music:
Forerunner Music is the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, MO, an evangelical missions organization centered on 24/7 worship and prayer. Having released more than 150 albums since its inception in 2001, the label has produced records for artists such as Misty Edwards, Laura Hackett, and Matt Gilman. Forerunner Music albums have reached as high as No. 9 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian & Gospel charts. Visit forerunnermusic.com for more information.
About the International House of Prayer of Kansas City:
The International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) is a 24/7 prayer ministry that has held worship-led prayer meetings non-stop for 16 years. Since 1999, bands of 10 or more singers and musicians have led an unending cycle of two-hour prayer-and-worship sets—all day and night—in the ministry’s Global Prayer Room. The ministry streams this continual worship and prayer live on its website and is watched by tens of thousands of people each day from around the world.
IHOPKC includes a university (IHOPU) with ministry, music, media, and missions schools. The organization is committed to justice and compassion outreaches involving human trafficking, inner-city programs, and adoption. IHOPKC’s vision is to work in relationship with the wider Body of Christ to serve the Great Commission, seeking to walk out the two great commandments: to love God and people. The International House of Prayer is an evangelical missions organization that has a growing community of about 4,000. Visit www.ihopkc.org for more information.
Hoganson Media Relations