Just in time for the launch of the Easter season, Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, is pleased to announce the release of its all new worship recording, VeggieTales®: Hosanna! Today’s Top Worship Songs for Kids!, on March 5 and March 8, 2011 in Christian and general market stores everywhere. The CD will release in conjunction with the highly-anticipated VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter DVD, the first original Easter episode from Big Idea in seven years.
New in the highly popular VeggieTales worship recording series, the Hosanna! CD features the vocal talents of GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning recording artists Amy Grant and Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall, and was produced by critically-acclaimed producer and musician Scott Williamson (Point of Grace, FFH, Lincoln Brewster.) Priced at just $9.99 SRP, the CD boasts ten all new easy-to-sing worship favorites made popular by some of today’s top Christian worship artists – sung by beloved VeggieTales characters and kids just for kids!
“Inviting children to engage in worship through music is an exciting way to help them learn about God and his promises for them,” says Greg Fritz, SVP Sales & Marketing, Big Idea Entertainment. “Songs were carefully chosen and arranged specifically with children in mind in order to create a worship experience that not only appeals to children, but reinforces the message that ‘God made them special, and He loves them very much.’”
“I think this is a wonderful opportunity to introduce a new generation of kids to a lifestyle of worship through music,” adds Amy Grant. “VeggieTales always finds a way to present Biblical messages to children in ways that are fun, entertaining and engaging. My hope for this project is that it provides a connect point for parents and kids to worship together and discuss what it means to be a child of God.”
Grant sings the title track, “Hosanna,” written by singer-songwriter Brooke Fraser and made popular by modern worship band Hillsong LIVE. Fans will also hear lead vocalist Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, named Billboard’s No. 1 Top-selling Christian Band of 2010, as he lends his voice on the group’s No. 1 radio hit, “Who Am I.” Also included are Veggie arrangements of Israel Houghton’s upbeat “Just Wanna Say,” Chris Tomlin’s “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone,”) Hillsong LIVE’s “Mighty To Save” and Brenton Brown’s “Everlasting God,” to name a few.
VeggieTales®: Hosanna! Today’s Top Worship Songs for Kids! Track Listing
1. Mighty To Save
2. Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
4. Everlasting God
5. Your Grace is Enough
6. Just Wanna Say
7. Your Name
8. Who Am I
9. Perfect Love
10. Lord You Are Good
VeggieTales®: Hosanna! Today’s Top Worship Songs for Kids!
Street Date: March 5 and March 8, 2011
CD UPC#: 820413115425
About Big Idea Entertainment
Big Idea Entertainment is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea’s best-selling animated series VeggieTales has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo children’s programming block. The studio's two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie (2002), and Universal Pictures' and Big Idea's The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything-A VeggieTales Movie (2008), are distinguished among the top ten most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea Entertainment, visit: http://www.bigidea.com/