Album Debuts at No. 2 on Soundscan and iTunes® Christian & Gospel Charts
April 20, 2012: Critically-acclaimed songstress Christy Nockels recently celebrated her best street week to date with her new album Into the Glorious, which debuted at No. 2 on the Christian Soundscan and iTunes® Christian & Gospel charts last week. The album scanned nearly 7000 copies, a 75% increase over her last album, Life Light Up’s debut. The album’s lead single, “Ever Lifting,” is continuing to impact radio, currently No. 29 on the AC Monitored Chart.
In support of the new album’s release, Nockels performed to a crowd of over 2000 fans at KSBJ’s “Enter His Gates Brown Bag at Chick-Fil-A” in Houston on April 5, and the next day, Good Friday, joined 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, was held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Christy also recently hosted a special night at Passion City Church, where she shared songs and stories from Into the Glorious. The event was broadcast live via stream to stations around the country, including Las Vegas, Indianapolis and others.
Critics praised Into the Glorious upon its release and continue to do so:
“It will be hard for the unobtrusive passerby to not be captivated by Christy Nockels’ voice. Once you hear her sing, you are a fan for life. Into the Glorious beautifully captures the purity of her gift.”- Crosswalk
“This is a great collection of 12 heartfelt stories and as Christy continues to amaze me with her songwriting, creating moments in songs full of awe and wonder, I cannot wait to hear her third album.”- Indie Vision Music
“…if you’re looking for from-the-heart worship, no matter if you’re male or female, young or old, then this new album from Christy is one of the most beautiful twelve track albums that you will find this year.”- Louder Than the Music
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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