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Singer/Songwriter John Tibbs, Inspired To Offer Hope Amidst Political Divisiveness, Releases “Shepherd (Feat. Sandra McCracken)”

By September 18, 2017News

New Worship Anthem Marks 3rd Single From Heartland EP Set To Release Oct. 13

PledgeMusic Preorder Of EP Features Three Instant Downloads

Tibbs Joins “Night of Hope” Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Singer/songwriter John Tibbs independently releases today the third single and worship track “Shepherd (feat. Sandra McCracken)” from his Heartland EP set to release Oct. 13 on Windmill & Wave Records with Tone Tree Music distribution and Heritage (an imprint of Bethel Music) digital marketing. Pledgers who preorder the EP at will receive an instant download of the new song, as well as the project’s title track and Tibbs’ first single, “Won’t Let Me Go.

“I’ve been on a ‘faith journey’ this last year and a half,” says Tibbs, sharing the impetus behind the new song that was produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Rend Collective, Ellie Holcomb). “There has been such a divisive political climate around the world that’s caused a lot of anger, fear and pain. Maybe it’s a brand-new thing, or more likely, my eyes are just now seeing this divisiveness and the reality of our separation from God. Either way, my heart and faith have been shredded apart and reconstructed over and over again.

“Through it all, Psalm 23 has become a cornerstone for me throughout this process,” continues Tibbs, revealing the scripture “Shepherd” is based on. “What I have discovered is that there is freedom found in faith. I want to live and love out of that peace and comfort, looking toward the Lord to guide me as I follow Him.”

“John’s new version of Psalm 23 gives a refreshing lift for my spirits,” adds Sandra McCracken, whose vocals are featured on the new track. “It’s a reminder of the triumph of God’s rest.”

In addition to the three songs mentioned above, PledgeMusic is offering a variety of limited-edition products and exclusives from Tibbs. Some of the items being offered include a Skype meeting and a walking tour of Nashville with Tibbs, an invitation to a listening party for the new album, an acoustic concert at the pledger’s house by Tibbs and much more. All pledgers will also gain exclusive access to new music, videos from the studio, photos from the road, sneak peeks at unfinished tracks and more.

Playing the new music from Heartland along with his fan favorites while on tour, Tibbs joins Mercy Me, TobyMac, Casting Crowns and many others in a “Night of Hope” Hurricane Harvey relief concert Sept. 20 at Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX. All the proceeds from the event will benefit Gulf Coast victims via Convoy of Hope. Tickets to the event are available now at

“I’m proud to partner with these artists and KLTY, WAY-FM, Air1, and KCBI to do my part in joining the incredible response of folks serving those devastated by Harvey,” says Tibbs, who is also looking for ways now to help those who have suffered through Hurricane Irma.

Recently sharing the stage with Matt Maher, Audrey Assad and Jordan Feliz, along with headlining a tour with JJ Weeks Band and Dave Pettigrew, Tibbs’ current tour itinerary follows:

9/15-9/17 – Cookeville, TN; closed worship event
9/20 – Dallas, TX; Verizon Theater “Convoy of Hope”
9/22 – Bloomington, IL; E-Free Church
9/30 – Chesterfield, MO; The Corner

10/1 – St Louis, MO; Crossings Church
10/1 – Charleston, IL; Charleston First Church
10/2 – Auburn, IN; County Line Church
10/7-10/8 – Ormond Beach, FL; Salty Church
10/26 – Napa Valley, CA; Hillside Christian
10/28 – Palm Springs, CA; Our Savior’s Palm Springs
10/29 – Phoenix, AZ; The Refuge
10/29 – Phoenix, AZ; Arcadia City Church

11/2 – Westfield, IN (with Jonny Diaz)
11/3 – Akron, OH (with Jonny Diaz)
11/4 – Altoona, PA (with Jonny Diaz)
11/5 – Hagerstown, MD (with Jonny Diaz)
11/17-11/19 – St Louis, MO; Church of God Youth Convention
* Tour dates subject to change.

For more information on John Tibbs, including tour dates and social media links, visit

About John Tibbs:
Hailing from the Midwest and the son of a preacher and teacher, American roots rock singer/songwriter Tibbs catapulted into the music industry through a successful release with and an online community of more than 100,000 supporters who helped crowd-fund his independent recordings Swallowing Death, Breathing Life (2012) and Anchor (2013). In 2016, Tibbs released his Dove Award-nominated label debut, Dead Man Walking, from Fair Trade Services / Columbia Records that included such Billboard hit singles as the title track featuring Ellie Holcomb, “Anchor” and “Everything I Need.” The success also sparked Indianapolis 500 chapel performances and tours with Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Audrey Assad, Gungor and Crowder, plus another 200 solo concerts in just the last two years.

Tibbs, who has had a stutter since his childhood, spends time encouraging others like himself everywhere he travels. “I believe we need to normalize things like that and encourage folks, especially children, that the way we are made is beautiful in and of itself,” says Tibbs, who currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Lady.

About Tone Tree Music:
Established in 2010, Tone Tree Music offers sales, retail marketing and distribution for independent artists. Tone Tree Music has represented such acclaimed artists as The Civil Wars, Lindsey Stirling, Audrey Assad, Holly Williams, Peter Bradley Adams, Jars of Clay, Ruelle, Joy Williams, Birdtalker, HalfNoise, Marc Scibilia and more. (