New singles from John Schlitt gain momentum

4K Records has announced that “Where I Wanna Be” and “Hope That Saves The World,” two singles from The Greater Cause, the upcoming CD from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt, have been released to Christian radio.

“Where I Wanna Be,” written by Schlitt, Dan Needham and Scott Faircloff, has gone for adds to AC/CHR radio formats. “Hope That Saves The World,” co-written by Schlitt and Needham, is being added to Christian CHR/Rock stations. Needham, in addition to being a songwriter on The Greater Cause, also produced the project.

Both singles are receiving significant airplay nationwide, including such markets as Dallas (KVRK), Flint, Mich. (WSNL), Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C. (WBFJ) and Santa Rosa, Calif. (KORB). “Hope That Saves The World” has hit Christian Music Weekly (CMW)’s Rock Most Added chart for April 25.

“We’re gaining strong momentum with John’s first two singles,” says Jeff McLaughlin of McLaughlin Music Group International, who is promoting Schlitt’s singles. “The entire project is incredible and we’re getting really positive feedback from the stations. I’m excited that the singles already are in medium to heavy rotation in a number of markets and each week brings more spins.”

Tim Hopkins, music director at KORB in Santa Rosa, says the station has put “Hope That Saves The World” into hot rotation, with more spins coming up next week because of listeners’ response.

The Greater Cause, Schlitt’s first full-length CD since his critically-acclaimed 2008 release, The Grafting, is set for a May 8 release through 4K Records and New Day Christian Distributors.

CAREER IS SOARING - Congratulations to Columbus area band Twenty One Pilots for their sold-out show last weekend at LC Communities Pavilion and their signing to Fueled by Ramen Records.

You can read more about the signing here.

IN CONCERT – Here are several upcoming concerts.

Paper Route– May 19, Musica, Akron, Tickets

ApologetiX– June 30, The Rock Community Church, 9403 Garfield Blvd, Garfield Heights, OH, Tickets

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Tuesday’s View From The Pugh column features national pop culture notes with a focus on faith items. E-mail
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