Crazy Faith, New John Waller Album, Releases Aug. 21 Through City of Peace Media, Capitol Christian Distribution
From his early days leading the critically acclaimed band, According to John, to his impactful ministry as a solo artist, John Waller has continually used his gifts as a singer and songwriter to inspire, educate and encourage the body of Christ. With such powerful songs as “The Blessing,” “While I’m Waiting” (featured in the No.1 independent film of 2008, Fireproof) and “As For Me and My House” that have been cumulatively streamed nearly 10 million times on YouTube, Waller continues to articulate what it means to live a God-centered life in a turbulent world with “Crazy Faith.”
Faith is the key inspiration for all new and original songs on Waller’s upcoming album, Crazy Faith, releasing Aug. 21, 2015 through City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. His first new album in four years, the recording features not only the title track, but the compelling anthems “I Know My God” and “The Orphan Song,” as well as live bonus tracks of “While I’m Waiting” and “As For Me And My House.”
Already garnering acclaim, the song “Crazy Faith” has been selected to be featured in the theatrical release, War Room. The highly-anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the award-winning creators of Fireproof, Courageous and Facing the Giants, is a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships and every other area of life. The movie will debut in theaters nation-wide through Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures on August 28, 2015.
“John Waller has written the songs for some of our favorite faith-based films,” says Greg Bays, Executive Vice President, Capitol Christian Distribution. “Along with his many fans in the United States and abroad, we’re excited to be partnering with John and City of Peace Media in the next chapter of his career, as part of the Capitol Christian Distribution family.”
City of Peace Media COO, Don Noes, says, “We’re thrilled to work with John and his captivating new album, Crazy Faith. The inclusion of his music in several Christian films is a positive testimony to the numerous lives he has touched and blessed.”
“We’ve seen John’s music touch millions of lives with ‘As For Me and My House’ (Courageous) and ‘While I’m Waiting’ (Fireproof). ‘Crazy Faith’ (War Room) is going to challenge people to step out in faith and prayer like never before – for such a time as this…,” says Yochanan Marcellino, City of Peace Media Founder and CEO.
About John Waller Georgia native John Waller first caught the attention of the Christian music community as frontman for the band, According to John. When the group disbanded, Waller and his wife Josee moved to Colorado where they helped launch Southlink Church. Though he had given up his aspirations as a recording artist, he began writing songs at Southlink that led to a new chapter in his ministry and signing a record deal with Beach Street Records/Provident Music Group. His major label solo debut, The Blessing, introduced a wider audience to Waller’s music, earning a Top 10 “Faces to Watch” nod by Billboard (2007). He followed his debut with While I’m Waiting, which included the poignant title track featured in Fireproof. The music video to the title track of his most recent album on City of Peace Media, As For Me and My House (2011), has received over 2.5 million views on Youtube to date. With the release of Crazy Faith this summer, the next chapter for Waller is about to begin. Waller currently resides with his wife and nine children in Atlanta.
John Waller Tour Dates May 14 Bath, MELife Church Mid Coast May 15 Southport, MEMarriage Retreat Aug 16 Kansas City, KS TBA Aug 18 Montgomery, AL TBA Aug 18 Ashford, AL Watermark Church Aug 18 Dothan, ALTBA Aug 19 Jacksonville, FL The Promise Aug 20 Orlando, FL First Baptist Church Aug 21 Augusta, GA First Baptist Church Aug 23 Greenville, SCRocky Creek Church Aug 24 Winston-Salem, NC Reynolda Church Aug 26 Ringgold, GA Burning Bush Baptist
About City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films The primary focus of City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films is to provide a framework where music, films and video with “redeeming value” can be developed, produced and distributed worldwide, bringing a message of hope, love and encouragement to this generation.
City of Peace Media is home to video award nominated and winning artists such as John Waller, who as an artist has been cumulatively streamed nearly ten million times on YouTube, and Sean Spicer, winner of Canada’s GMA Covenant Award in the category of Best Instrumental Album. The City of Peace Worship line of music has reached millions, leading with the internationally acclaimed albums Adonai and Elohim. City of Peace Films is also home to the recent theatrical release of the major motion picture, The Identical (Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd), winner of the 2014 Nashville Film Festival (one of America’s oldest and more popular in the Southeast).
The label’s seasoned leadership includes Founder and CEO Yochanan Marcellino, the son of legendary Motown A&R producer Jerry Marcellino (Michael Jackson, Diana Ross &The Supremes, Lionel Richie & the Commodores and Smokey Robinson). Yochanan was the founder of FM Management; managing such artists as Kerry Livgren of Kansas (Dust in the Wind), Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes, Kyle Henderson of the Producers and John Waller, who has featured songs in the Fireproof, Courageous and War Room motion pictures and soundtracks. Marcellino also founded several successful record labels over his 40-year career, including Kerygma Records/Bright Star Records, City of Peace Media and its affiliates, and most recently, Identical Production Company (The Identical motion picture). Marcellino has released over 70 major music projects worldwide through his record labels and has led key divisions of several other music companies.
Record industry veteran, Don Noes serves as COO, with more than 30 years of retail marketing and music industry experience. The last two decades found Noes as SVP, Sales and Distribution, overseeing the launch and growth of Provident /Sony Music Distribution, distributing major artists such as Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, Casting Crowns and Mercy Me.
City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films includes, but is not limited to, the following list of creative services: major physical and digital distribution, record production, artist management, artist development, music publishing, song development, art direction, graphic design, website development, music video production, motion picture film production and film development. City of Peace Media also consults in the following strategic areas: marketing plan development, public relations planning, radio promotion, publicity, advertising, touring and name branding. (http://cityofpeace.com/)
About Capitol Christian Distribution Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader Christian and Gospel music distribution and represents a diverse range of chart topping Christian films and books reaching the US Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard‘s Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine’s Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times since 1995.
In addition to distributing Capitol Christian Music Group’s fully-owned labels, which include Sparrow, ForeFront, and Credential imprints, as well as Motown Gospel and Worship Together, Capitol Christian Distribution has exclusive distribution agreements with Centricity Records, City on A Hill, City of Peace Media, Difference Media, Dream Records, Gaither Music Group, Green Hill Productions, Inpop, Hillsong, sixsteps records, Sonoma Music, Maranatha! Music, North Point Music, Spring Hill Music Group, Troubadour for the Lord, Universal Music Group, VSR Music Group, Advent Film Group, Alchemy, Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz, Cinedigm Entertainment, City of Peace Films, Creative Trust Media, Getty Music, Goose Creek Productions, Friends Media, For Our Fathers Films, Foreshadow Productions, Glorious Films, Guardian Studios/Bananas, Jason Campbell Films, Jellyfish Labs, Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Pure Flix Entertainment, Vertical Praise Productions, Wanderlust Productions, Whitestone Media, Zayatoonz, Worthy Publishing, Authentic Publishers and many more. Capitol Christian Distribution is a division of Capitol Christian Music Group, which is part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group. For more information, visit capitolchristiandistribution.com.
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