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Phil Wickham Releases Second Live Worship Album, Singalong2 Today

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham, known for his “atmospheric tunes and anchoring vertical lyrics” (CCM Magazine), is bringing back his popular live album with the release of Singalong2. Beginning today, October 30, Singalong2 will be available at all digital retailers. For a limited time, Singalong2 was available on Wickham’s site and received over 100,000 downloads in one month. The live album follows the success of Wickham’s first sing-a-long project, Singalong which was released in 2010. Singalong2 was recorded live at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Santa Ana, CA where Wickham set up several extra mics at his show and invited attendees to ‘sing-along’ live. The album will include 14 tracks from the evening’s performance along with three bonus videos. iTunes link for Singalong2: http://smarturl.it/singalong2

“The idea behind the Singalong records is to capture a moment in time where a group of people who believe in the same God come together to thank Him for what He has done and worship Him for who He is. Though bells and whistles can be fun to listen to, there are none on this record, just me, a guitar, and a chorus of saints a few thousand strong.”

Wickham’s first sing-a-long project, Singalong is also available at all digital retailers. The project was recorded at Wickham’s show at Solid Rock Church in Portland, OR. iTunes link for Singalong: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/singalong/id388451118

Wickham is currently on tour in support of his recent release, Response, across the country. For show information, visit http://philwickham.com/tour-dates/

Track Listing for Singalong 2:

1. Heaven Fall Down
2. At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)
3. I’ll Always Love You
4. You’re Beautiful
5. The Victory
6. Wonderful
7. Sun & Moon
8. Spirit of the Living God
9. Spring Up O Well
10. I Surrender All
11. All I Am
12. Cielo
13. Heaven Song
14. We Give You All The Glory
15. At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh) – VIDEO
16. Medley: Spirit of the Living God / Spring Up O Well / I Surrender All – VIDEO
17. The Victory – VIDEO

About Phil Wickham:

Phil Wickham is at his core a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all four of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009) and Response (2011).

The critically acclaimed artist released his most recent studio album Response, last year. The album hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel Albums Chart, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart, No. 4 on the Christian Soundscan Chart and peaked in the Top 25 on the iTunes overall albums chart.

[Get Connected with Phil Wickham]
Website // www.philwickham.com
Twitter // www.twitter.com/PhilWickham
Facebook // www.facebook.com/philwickham
YouTube // www.youtube.com/philwickham

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Singalong 2 – FREE Live Album From Phil Wickham

The day that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Today Phil Wickham has launched the second installment of his “Singalong” series where you can download an entire live album for FREE from his March 30th worship night in Costa Mesa, California.

Visit PhilWickham.com To Download The Free Album Now!

And check out the trailer below to get a taste of the treat that you’re in for!

Great Album Deals This Week & Throughout April!

We wanted to spread the word about some great album deals this week and throughout the month of Aril that you won’t want to miss. If you don’t have these albums below, then be sure to check them out on iTunes and Amazon while the sales last!

$7.99 Easter iTunes Sales: April 3-10

Phil Wickham – “Response”

Click Here to Preview The Album & Get It Now

Laura Story – “Blessings”

Click Here To Preview The Album & Get It Now

Shane & Shane – “The One You Need”

Click Here To Preview The Album & Get It Now

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April Amazon Sales: April 1-30

$5.00 Deal:

Phil Wickham “Response”

Click Here To Preview The Album & Get It Now

$7.99 Deal:

Sara Groves – “Invisible Empires”

Click here to preview the album & get it now

Shane & Shane – “The One You Need”

Click here to preview the album & get it now

Phil Wickham Talks About His New FREE Album Coming Soon!

A couple years ago Phil Wickham got together with a bunch of friends for a very special night of worship called “Singalong” and the entire show was recorded & given out for free on his site! The album was amazing, so we were super excited to hear Phil’s announcement recently about another “Singalong” album coming soon.

Watch this video message from Phil to learn more about it-

Let me just say that if you haven’t heard Phil play live, then you are REALLY missing out! Here’s a look at a few songs from Phil’s first “Singalong” to give you an idea of what you have to look forward to :) Also, if you haven’t had the chance to download that album, be sure to head over to iTunes to go check it out!

What’s Cooking Wednesday Holiday Cookie Edition

One more day until our countdown officially begins for the Christmas season. This means ABC Family will start airing all of our favorite holiday films, Christmas music will take over the radio, and Santa will be anxiously awaiting his Christmas cookies by the fireplace. In preparation for Ol’ Saint Nick, we thought it might be helpful to have a few holiday cookie recipes for all of you to try out.

Starry-Eyed Christmas Cookies
• 1 bag waffle or star-shaped pretzels
• 1 bag holiday M&M’s plain or peanut butter chocolate candies (red & green)
• 2 – 3 bags Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
2. Open the bags of pretzels and remove all the unbroken pretzels.
3. Place them on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets in a single layer.
4. Unwrap Hershey’s Kisses, place one on each pretzel, repeat for an entire cookie sheet.
5. Place cookie sheet in the preheated oven and “bake” for six minutes.
6. Immediately upon removing from the oven, place one M-n-M on top of semi-melted Hershey’s Kiss.
7. Place entire cookie sheet in refrigerator until cookies are set.
8. Place in cute holiday bags or on a cookie tray for your guests to enjoy!

Peppermint Crunch-Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
7 ounces milk chocolate chips
7 ounces Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a bowl by hand), beat together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium speed just until smooth, about 2 minutes.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, then stir in the flour mixture followed by the chocolate and peppermint chips.
4. On a lightly floured work surface, divide the dough into quarters. Shape each quarter into a log about 9 inches long. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, preferably for 24 hours (do this part for real please).
5. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
6. Slice the logs into disks ¾ inch thick and place the disks 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. If the chips crumble out (and they will), simply push them back in, they reshape nicely.
7. Bake, rotating the baking sheets midway through baking, until the cookies are very lightly browned in the centers, about 10 minutes. If you like soft chocolate chip cookies, as I do, err on the side of underbaking.
8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until firm enough to handle, then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack.

Tell us some of your favorite holiday cookie recipes, and have the chance to win Phil Wickham’s “Songs for Christmas” album. Check out Shane & Shane/Phil Wickham’s Christmas tour dates to see if one is near you, it will be an experience that you don’t want to miss!

Happy Holidays!

Chelsea and Brittany

Acoustic Fireside Jam Session With Phil Wickham & Shane & Shane

In celebration of their upcoming Christmas tour, Phil Wickham and Shane & Shane got together for a little pre-show jam session, and they’re letting you sit in and watch! Check out the videos below to get a preview of the awesomeness that is to come when they join forces this month and bring the show to a town near you.

Visit PhilWickham.com or ShaneAndShane.com to see the dates!

Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham Sing “O Holy Night”

Shane & Shane “Liberty” featuring Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham “Heaven Fall Down” featuring Shane & Shane

More About The Christmas Tour & What You Can Look Forward To!

Phil Wickham Introduces His New Single “At Your Name”

Phil Wickham sat down to tell us a little bit about his brand new single “At Your Name” from the upcoming album “Response.” Check out the story and all that went into the writing of the song in Phil’s video below. Also, in case you weren’t here last week- don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a sneak peek of Phil’s album before it hits stores in October!

My prayer and hope is that whoever comes in contact with this song will be inspired to worship God, will be inspired to sing to him, to turn to him and be reminded of his greatness and his power.” -Phil

Phil Wickham Leaks His New Album… But You Have To Work For It

Phil Wickham recently wrapped up recording of his upcoming record “Response” and although it’s not scheduled to hit stores until October, some of his fans seem to have been getting an early taste of the songs from a different perspective. Phil recently started posting QR codes on his Twitter and Facebook pages that, when scanned, lead people to free chord chart downloads of the new songs. Although they can’t actually hear Phil’s version yet, they have been coming up with their own versions of the songs on Youtube.

Check out some of the songs that have been submitted below, and visit http://previews.philwickham.com/ to download the charts and try it out for yourself!

“At Your Name”

“God Of Our Salvation”

Phil Wickham Checks In From The Road

Go behind the scenes with Phil as he gives us a look at his life on the road over the last couple weeks!

P.S. Don’t forget about our special album deal of Phil’s “Heaven & Earth,” “Cannons,” and Self-Titled album. You can get all 3 for just $15.00! Click here to check it out.

20 Questions With Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham had some free time at the airport a few days back, while on his way to Nashville to work on the new album, so he opened the Twitter floor for questions from fans. Check out what he had to say below, and check back soon for more from Phil!

(1) Any new album releases this year?
Should be a new one out by early fall!!

(2) How do u like the way it sounds so far?
So pumped about it!

(3) Words or music? Or a mixture?
Overall Idea/theme then music then lyrics… Usually

(4) What’s your favorite part of touring?
Singing to Jesus with people

(5) What’s your favorite breakfast restaurant?
Honey’s- Encinitas, CA

(6)  What was the name of the song u played at YC 2010 “Lord of all the earth..”
It’s called “At Your Name” it will be on my new CD

(7) What is your favorite/most used guitar pedal?
Boss DD20 Giga Delay

(8)  What’s your favorite food at Disneyland?
Corndogs from the little red corndog cart. So good.

(9) How funny is @BartMillard?
Pretty darn.

(10) What’s your favorite planet?
Planet Narnia…

(11) Any chance Sun and The Moon will be on the new record?
Real good chance…

(12) Is your new album more electronic like heaven and earth or more acoustic like your self-titled album? Neither :)

(13) What music do YOU jam out to?
Lately Brandon Flowers and Temper Trap

(14) How did you find playing Soul Survivor last year?
Life changing!

(15) Any plans or conversations about playing in the Toronto area?
I think I’m going their in April!

(16) Favorite brand of shoes?
Loving my Bronx boots right now

(17) When did u first find God?
Early on from my parents. Great god-following people!

(18) How long have you been married?
Just over two years

(19) Favorite thing about the recording process?
Few things match the fun of hearing a song go from lyrics in my song journal to a fully dressed piece of studio work.

(20) Any new songs you can tell us about?
Currently working on a song called “This Love Will Last Forever” for the new CD…

Follow Phil Wickham on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with everything he has going on!