NEWS SOURCE: Word Label Group
October 23, 2012
NASHVILLE, TN - (October 23, 2012) - Fervent Record's Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music's Top 10 most played artists at radio during the past decade, has just scored another No. 1 with "Redeemed." The single, their second release from Love Come to Life, is one of only six songs to top the Christian AC Monitored chart this year. "Redeemed" has also climbed to No. 2 on the National Christian Audience chart and hit No. 1 on the Christian AC Indicator chart in September. The official music video is also a big hit on YouTube as it is closing in on one million views.
"Redeemed," written by Mike Weaver and Benji Cowart, comes from a difficult time in Weaver's life. "I was really at a low point, struggling with my imperfections," he says. "I felt like God said to my spirit, 'Why don't you let me tell you what I think about you and what I like about you?' He started with, 'I love your heart for people,' and went from there. I was like a broken heap on the floor of my garage. The things He was talking about were not future tense things. He has this 'I love who you are right now' mentality. 'I accept you right now; you need to accept you right now.'"
The single has clearly struck a chord with many people as, in under a year, it is already the third best-selling song they have had since their formation in 2002. Weaver also commented on the great reception of the song, "So humbled by how this song has been received by folks all over the place. It is a huge confirmation from God in my life that He loves to use brokenness. What we see as weakness and personal failure He can turn into victory if we are willing to lay it at his feet."
On September 20, Big Daddy Weave embarked on "The Redeemed Tour." Recording artist Aaron Shust is also on the tour which is scheduled to hit the following cities:
October 26: Parker Theater: Rolland Fine Arts Center, Hannibal, MO
October 27: Boswell Auditorium, Lebanon, MO
October 28: Lincoln Elementary School, Lincoln, KS
November 1: Rome Capitol Theatre, Rome, NY
November 2: Hamburg Wesleyan Church, Hamburg, NY
November 3: Davis and Elkins College Auditorium, Elkins, WV
November 4: Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Sparta, NC
November 12: Florida Strawberry Festival Expo Building, Plant City, FL
November 14: Milligan Assembly of God, Baker, FL
November 15: West Cobb Church, Marietta, GA
November 16: Dover Shores Baptist Church, Orlando, FL
November 17: Cambier Park Naples, Naples, FL
November 18: First Baptist Church of Orange Park, Orange Park, FL
Big Daddy Weave formed when Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Jeff Jones and Joe Shirk got together at the University of Mobile, and that original fivesome continues to write, produce, and inspire together. They stepped into the spotlight in 2002 with the release of their second album One and Only, which debuted in SoundScan's Christian Top 5 and saw the group nominated as Dove Awards New Artist of the Year. Their 2010 album Christ Has Come won a Dove for Christmas Album of the Year, and they recently released their first greatest hits compilation, The Ultimate Collection. They have been honored at ASCAP's Christian Music Awards and were chosen for the WOW Hits compilations in five of the last six years. For more information on Big Daddy Weave, please visit www.BigDaddyWeave.com.
About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group's Word Records and Fervent Records.
For more info on Big Daddy Weave visit the JFH Artists Database.