Christy Nockels Receives Critical-Acclaim for New Album by The M Collective on 2012-04-04 12:22:47
Nashville, Tenn. April 4, 2012… Celebrated songwriter and worship leader Christy Nockels is receiving incredible praise for her much anticipated sophomore solo project, Into the Glorious, available nationwide this week. Nockels doesn’t disappoint with Into the Glorious, which debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Charts. The album’s lead single, “Ever Lifting,” is currently No. 25 on the AC Monitored Chart and No. 29 on the National Christian Audience Chart.
Here are just a few samplings of what critics are saying about Christy:
"Christy Nockels has long been one of the premier female vocalists in Christian music and this brilliant five star album Into The Glorious was well worth the almost three year wait. Every song is worshipful, catchy, moving and powerful… Without a doubt, Into The Glorious is my top worship album of the year."—Kevin Davis, New Release Tuesday
"Christy’s sophomore album ‘Into the Glorious’… not only equals the brilliance and the talent of her first album, but exceeds all my expectations with Christy musically and lyrically stretching the boundaries yet keeping her faith in Jesus the centre of her albums. This album is definitely a joy to listen to."—Christian Music Zine
"[Into the Glorious] tenderly explores human brokenness and spiritual healing in an intimate musical context that may best represent Nockels' personal faith on tape to date."—Christianity Today
"This album is full of scripture rich lyrics, incredible vocals and even a few little surprises. I enjoyed the differences in style that were offered and overall, this is a really great release with a good mix of performance and worship songs for both personal listening and in a congregational worship setting."—Worship Musician
"Christy Nockels returns with a fresh batch of low-key songs that is likely to delight long time fans. She continues to shine long after other artists' voices have faded into the background."—C. E'Jon Moore, The Christian Manifesto
On April 10, Passion City Church is hosting a special night with Christy where she will share songs and stories from Into the Glorious. The event will be broadcast live via internet stream to stations around the country, including Las Vegas, Indianapolis and others. She will also be performing songs from her new record Thursday, April 5 in Houston, Texas for "KSBJ's Enter His Gates Brown Bag at Chick-Fil-A."
Christy will be leading worship this Friday, April 6 in Atlanta with her pastor Louie Giglio and fellow sixstepsrecords artists and worship leaders Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill and David Crowder at Passion City Church’s “Good Friday: A Contemplation and Celebration of the Cross.” The sold out event, presented by sixstepsrecords and Passion City Church, will be held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park and will begin at 7:30PM.
About Christy Nockels:
Christy Nockels is a worship leader/singer-songwriter who lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Nathan, and their three children. Christy and Nathan, formerly known as the duo “Watermark,” have toured nationwide for the past 10 years and have led worship for Passion Conferences. Christy’s heart through leading and writing is to help people communicate intimately with the living God and to leave a legacy of proclaiming Jesus’ word to this generation.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixsteprecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection) David Crowder*Band (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: White Flag). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
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