This is the week for the public to start enjoying Dave Barnes' brand new CD, What We Want, What We Get (Razor & Tie), just released on April 6th. With the anticipation and stunning reviews surrounding this project, along with the consecutive airplay of his current radio single, "God Gave Me You," it looks like Dave Barnes is well on his way to having a big hit on his hands.
"God Gave Me You" jumped up the CHR charts to #15, making it the second highest spin increase single for this week, while the song is also the Hot Shot Debut at #42 on Billboard's Christian Songs chart. At press time, the CD is an astounding #3 on iTunes' Pop Chart where Barnes shares the top spots with Justin Bieber and Madonna, while climbing to #12 on the overall iTunes Album Charts.
To promote What We Want, What We Get, he has been appearing on numerous radio stations, television programs, and web outlets. Recently visiting the offices of HearItFirst.com, he gave the staff and viewers a fun yet insightful look into the real Dave Barnes. Check out his exclusive interview and a unique acoustic performance of "God Gave Me You" here at HearitFirst.com.
In addition, his music will be heard on Focus On The Family's Plugged In Podcast for April 15th, and he is Pick of the Month for The Music Gardener. Barnes has also recently appeared on TBN's "1 Music Village."
It is well-known that Dave Barnes has fans far and wide, from John Mayer to Amy Grant and Vince Gill, from Marc Cohn to Bonnie Raitt. He has even been tweeted by artists such as Lady Antebellum and Disney's Demi Lovato.
But what are the music critics saying? Do the words "excellent," "flawless," "genuine," and "masterfully executed" give you any ideas? Read on....
"....What I like best about Barnes is his penchant for writing about that place outside the typical Christian music framework....Think about the best singer/songwriters in your music collection, the ones who craft songs that stick in your head long after you’re unplugged, and add Dave Barnes to the mix. He’s that good." - gmclife.com
"With the help of longtime producer Ed Cash, this Nashville-based singer-songwriter has crafted a collection that is perfect for a windows-down drive on a warm spring day and deep enough for a contemplative afternoon at the coffeehouse. What We Want, What We Get straddles that fine line between pop and pulpit, asking the question, "What do we do when life doesn't turn out like it should?" The answer? Crank up more of this addictive pop and sing along." - Rhapsody.com
"In writing and performing the songs on What We Want..., Barnes has clearly pulled from several influences, and his integration of these varying sounds is nearly flawless. It would be hard to identify a single weak track on this album, as each one has its own appeal and the quality is consistently top shelf. Ironically, with What We Want, What We Get, the listener gets exactly what he wants. This is modern pop at its most genuine, original, and masterfully executed."
"...What We Want, What We Get feels accessible—with lyrics that are relatable and conversational and a sound that's catchy and relaxed."
- Charisma, The Buzz
To promote What We Want, What We Get, Dave Barnes kicks off his tour this weekend. Tour dates are listed below, but for the most updated schedule and information, please visit: www.DaveBarnes.com
Apr. 10 Florence, AL
Apr. 11 Anderson, IN
Apr. 12 Madison, WI
Apr. 13 Milwaukee, WI
Apr. 14 Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 16/17 Nashville, TN
Apr. 18 Chicago, IL
Apr. 19 Bloomington, IN
Apr. 23 Birmingham, AL
Apr. 24 Cordova, TN
Apr. 29 Knoxville, TN
Apr. 30 Charlotte, NC
May 1 Atlanta, GA
May 3 Carrboro, NC
May 5 Vienna, VA
May 6 Baltimore, MD
May 8 New York, NY
May 9 Boston, MA
June 9 Los Angeles, CA