Decorated Christian trio Phillips, Craig and Dean will release their tenth studio album on INO Records on Aug. 4 titled Fearless
. Preceding the late summer release, the band's first single "Revelation Song" is already a smash hit at radio and iTunes ® landing in the Top 5 AC and Top 10 INSPO positions at radio while maintaining a Top 5 spot on iTunes ® Christian & Gospel "Top Songs" chart for the past four weeks.
Uniquely gifted and positioned in their dual roles as musicians and full-time senior pastors in three different U.S. cities, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig and Dan Dean know well the current struggles people in their congregations face, which is where the compelling idea behind Fearless
Produced by Bernie Herms (Casting Crowns), the 10 track album features songs co-written by each band member including "The Distance," "Nothing to Prove" and "The Spirit of God is Here," which Phillips co-wrote with Paul Baloche.
"We were talking about how afraid our church members are today," recalls Phillips. "A look at your finances right now might mean kids who wanted to go to college can't, and so on. The fear that brings can be so paralyzing; it puts you in a cage. But then we asked ourselves, Shouldn't believers who have the heart of eternity in them be different?
That's when we found our theme: fear less, hope more. This is an opportunity to show our power is in God alone."
Among the band's new music, each admits that "Revelation Song" is a tune the band has wanted to record for some time and aptly supports the theme of Fearless
. To hear the story behind "Revelation Song" in the band's own word, visit http://video.inorecords.com/streaming/?video=PCD-RevelationSongFinaledit05-18-09
"This song captures the moment of looking up into Heaven, peeling back the curtain of eternity so we can peek in," says Phillips. "If you keep your eyes on the Dow Jones or nuclear weapons in North Korea, you'll always be nervous. Look to the awesomeness of God instead."
Amidst "Revelation Song's" success at radio, the song is receiving support from major markets & stations such as K-LOVE, KLTY/Dallas, KSBJ/Houston, WPOZ/Orlando, KCMS/Seattle, The Fish/Nashville and American Family Radio among many others.
In addition, national radio network K-LOVE recently partnered with Phillips, Craig and Dean for a Father's Day contest they called "Hoosier Daddy?" The winner, Jeff Hannan, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas won the trip of a lifetime to the Hoosier State – Indiana. Later this fall, Jeff and his dad will be VIP guests to a Phillips, Craig and Dean concert, enjoy a round of golf at the prestigious Brickyard Crossing golf course, take a tour of the Indianapolis 500 Raceway and experience Opening Day of the NFL season at the Indianapolis Colts game! KLOVE Brand Manager Mike Tedesco said of the promotion, "It was fun watching as this promotion transformed from a simple idea to something memorable."
During street week, the band will be making promotional stops (to be announced) in support of Fearless
. Phillips, Craig and Dean will also be performing tour dates across the country including appearances at Gateway Church, Atlanta's Celebrate Freedom and at Brooklyn Tabernacle. For the most update tour info, please visit www.phillipscraiganddean.com
In their 18 years of ministry as a Christian music staple, Phillips, Craig & Dean has no doubt achieved longevity in the ever changing music industry with 16 No. 1 radio hits, 10 albums, two million plus records sold and nine Dove Award nominations.
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Phillips, Craig and Dean Touring Schedule:
* all tour dates subject to change
Jul. 10 Lifefest Oshkosh, WI
Jul. 31 Gateway Church Southlake, TX
Sept. 5 Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, GA
Sept. 11 First Church of the Nazarene Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 25 Central Christian Church Mr. Vernon, IL
Oct. 4 Brooklyn Tabernacle Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 15 Southeast Christian Church Parker, CO
Nov. 5 Cedar Rapids, IA First Assembly
Nov. 6 Emmanuel Christian Center Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 19 Pentecostals of Alexandria Alexandria, LA
Dec. 17 Christian Celebration Center Midland, MI