unnamedNashville, TN (July 15, 2016) — Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE have released their highly anticipated new album, H A R D L O V E. Arriving everywhere today, the GRAMMY®-nominated rock band’s album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes Albums chart. People magazine featured the album as one of their “Picks” in this week’s issue, writing, “[NEEDTOBREATHE] adds synths and infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock…It’s easy to love.”

To herald the release of H A R D L O V E, NEEDTOBREATHE are set to perform the album’s lead single “HAPPINESS” on NBC’s TODAY on July 20th. The song is currently Top 5 on the Christian Hot AC chart and has amassed nearly 4 million streams on Spotify. The band recently unveiled the official music video for “HAPPINESS”– which can be seen here The single is also currently featured in Microsoft’s new ad campaign, broadcasting both on television and online. The next single, "TESTIFY" has been released to Christian radio.

Additionally, NEEDTOBREATHE is the latest artist to release a special edition album under Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's Spotlight Music Program. This special edition of H A R D L O V E includes two additional tracks exclusively for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - “WHEN I SING (Mountain House Version)” and “LET’S STAY HOME TONIGHT (Original Demo)” – and is available in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide and online at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music partners include the brand’s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, its first R&B album with Anthony Hamilton, as well as recent albums from Cole Swindell and Blake Shelton.

Following a high profile performance with OneRepublic at this year’s MLB All-Star Weekend, NEEDTOBREATHE will kick off their epic US headlining tour, TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016,” on August 17th at Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater. The 50+ city run wraps up November 12th at Lynchburg, VA’s Liberty University (see attached itinerary). The second annual “TOUR DE COMPADRES” sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing along some of their closest musical friends as support, including special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (Leg 1 only), Parachute (Leg 2 only), and Welshly Arms. Highlights include a massive hometown concert at Charleston, SC’s 10,000+ capacity Volvo Car Stadium on August 19th as well as performances at such legendary venues as Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (September 10th), Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 15th), Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (October 30th), and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (November 2nd). For complete details and ticket information, please visit

Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, H A R D L O V E follows the band’s blockbuster album Rivers In the Wasteland, which topped Billboard's Christian Albums chart and earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination and a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations.

The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit soared up the charts, landing at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs and Digital Songs chart.

For additional background on the new album, check out features from CCM Magazine and Relevant, who recently chatted with Bear Rinehart about the making of H A R D L O V E.

NEEDTOBREATHE is: Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar), Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals).

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NEEDTOBREATHE “TOUR DE COMPADRES” 2016 w/Special Guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (8/17-9/25), Parachute (10/12-11/12), and Welshly Arms


August 17 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater

August 18 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

August 19 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium @ Family Circle Tennis Center

August 20 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

August 22 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap

August 23 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

August 25 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Commons

August 26 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center

August 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park

August 28 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook

August 31 - Missoula, MT - Ogren Park @ Allegiance Field

September 1 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park

September 2 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre

September 3 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater

September 6 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden

September 8 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic Center

September 9 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre

September 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

September 11 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

September 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden

September 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 16 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Casino

September 17 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

September 18 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center

September 20 - Shreveport, LA - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

September 22 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

September 23 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater

September 24 - LaGrange, GA -  The Sweetland Amphitheatre @ Boyd Park

September 25 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Coliseum

October 12 - Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome

October 13 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre

October 14 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

October 15 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

October 17 - New Orleans, LA - Sanger Theatre

October 18 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center

October 20 - Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena

October 21 - Abilene, TX - Taylor County Expo Center

October 22 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre

October 23 - Austin, TX - Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center

October 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater

October 27 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium

October 28 - Madison, WI - Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Alliant Energy Center

October 29 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena @ St. Louis University

October 30 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom

November 2 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

November 4 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena

November 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory

November 6 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena

November 7 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeltaPlex

November 9 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena @ Lexington Center

November 10 - Chattanooga, TN - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium

November 11 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena

November 12 - Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University Vines Center