I’ve said it before: the music you use in your ministry environment matters. However, I’m constantly amazed at how lame music is that’s made for kids in the church. Seriously. Our kids know what’s good and, last time I checked, they weren’t running into Target with their birthday money to buy CDs with choirs of small children singing to poorly produced instrumental tracks.
That’s why I’m stoked to have, in my hand, a copy of Yancy’s new album, Stars, Guitars and Megaphone dreams. I love Yancy and the fact that she puts together music for kids that I’d actually listen to in my car. In fact, I’ve had it on repeat in the house for a couple days now. On our drive to Disneyland yesterday, my wife actually was bummed that she didn’t bring out copy in the car with us to listen to. So… what are you waiting for?! Here are your next steps:
- Listen to the album now by clicking here!
- Get a free download of the song “Make it Loud” by clicking here (I think you need to have twitter, but it would be worth signing up for twitter to get the song).
- Share a link to this post on facebook or twitter and you’ll be entered to win a free Ministry Combo (DVD/CD combo) of the new Yancy material. Just leave a comment in the comments section letting me know you reposted and you’ll be entered. I’ll do a random drawing on Friday for a FREE giveaway!
Here’s the official press release I was sent to promote the album (because, let’s be honest, publishing a press release gives you massive amounts of street cred, right?!)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2010
Yancy Offers Up ‘Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams’ on November 2nd
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Combining praise and worship with her unique pop/rock sensibilities, Yancy returns with her latest album Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams, available everywhere on November 2nd.
With a decade under her belt, and countless credits to her name, Yancy has proven herself to be one of Christian music’s most versatile performers. As a recording artist, Yancy has released radio friendly pop/rock albums, a rocking Christmas collection and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Mute Math, Newsboys, 4Him and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” and still found the time to compose two devotional books for worship leaders and musicians and a devotional book for pre-teens.
Widely recognized as a top worship leader at numerous conferences and conventions, Yancy also helped launch the nationwide Kings & Princesses events with her dad (and veteran children’s pastor) Jim Wideman. These unique events are created for Dad’s and their elementary age daughters, creating a fairy tale night that will strengthen father and daughter relationships.
“I started off doing more traditional CCM-type of music performing at a lot of youth groups, festivals and ministry events, but then I got involved in leading worship in a local church setting,” explains Yancy. “I’ve often joked I’ve led worship with every age from birth to death, but through that, I gained ton of experience and knowledge.”
At the end of the day, Yancy hopes that her music will encourage people and help them understand that they’re here for a purpose. “We all have different talents and abilities that God wants to use,” says Yancy. “And I make it a point to remind people to go after their dreams with all they’ve got.”
Yancy maintains a full-time tour schedule including conferences and conventions throughout the USA, and this fall, she will return to Christ In Youth’s successful preteen event SuperStart! as the featured artist for the 2010-2011 national tour.
The first radio single from Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams, “Don’t Stop,” is currently being worked to AC and CHR formats by Jason Miller at Lion Chaser Entertainment.
For more information on Yancy or to find out when she’ll be in a city near you, visit the official website at http://www.yancynotnancy.com.
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