“Over a thousand ministry leaders came together to form a congregation of one to worship God,” says Baloche of the project. “It was a unique sound from singers of varied denominations and generations, raising old hymns and new songs as sung prayers - raw, spontaneous and unpolished. Our hope was to capture a true and honest expression of worship to our God.”
“I look forward to seeing how these new songs will impact the global church,” adds Integrity Music President C. Ryan Dunham, echoing Baloche’s hope for the album. “Integrity has had the honor of partnering with Paul for over 20 years, working together to share songs of substance that focus our hearts on Jesus. And of all the remarkable albums that Paul has recorded, I think that LIVE best represents his heart and passion for serving the church. He truly is the worship leader’s worship leader.”
Featuring new anthems, classic hymns and familiar choruses, LIVE offers a collection of songs meant to be sung by congregations for years to come. The project includes new songs co-written by Baloche with Matt Maher, Brenton Brown and Aaron Shust, along with the Easter-inspired, “He Is Risen,” co-written with Graham Kendrick.
“He Is Risen” is the first song and video (http://www.youtube.com/
Following the single release, the full LIVE album will be available April 1 on CD, CD/DVD, standard digital album and as a Digital Deluxe album that includes four videos. There will further be a long form video available through iTunes Concert series for purchase or rental.
The full Paul Baloche – LIVE CD/DVD song list follows:
1. Our God Saves
2. God My Rock
3. You Lift Us Up
4. The Same Love
5. Jesus Be My Savior
6. Mighty Fortress
7. My Hope
8. Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
9. Today Is The Day
10. He Is Risen
11. Glorious / Holy Holy Holy
Recorded live during one of his “LeadWorship”
Best known for such modern classics as “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” “Above All,” “Hosanna” and “Your Name,” three-time Dove Award-winning Paul Baloche has had his songs recorded by numerous artists, including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman and Philips, Craig & Dean. His songs are also sung by millions of worshippers around the world, with 21 of them included in the CCLI Top 500 list, indicating the songs most often used in North American churches.
In addition to writing, recording, touring and his role as worship pastor at Community Fellowship in Lindale, TX, Baloche has created a variety of teaching DVDs, along with many free resources designed specifically for worship leaders and musicians. He has also written the books, The Same Love: A Devotion(David C Cook) and God Songs–How to Write and Select Songs for Worship. He is further a contributing writer for both Worship Leader and Worship Musician magazines and is a featured blogger on ChurchLeaders.com.
For more information on Paul Baloche and his schedule, go to www.leadworship.com and www.integritymusic.com.
About Integrity Music:
Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.