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2010 Marks Ending And New Beginnings For Members Of pureNRG

Farewell Tour and “Best Of pureNRG” CD/DVD Will Cap Off Final Year

Fans To Vote On Song Selection For CD Through pureNRG’s website


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NEWS SOURCE: Word Records
February 5, 2010

pureNRG NASHVILLE TENNESSEE (FEBRUARY 5, 2010)— pureNRG, one of the most popular tween groups in the Christian music industry, has announced their plans to bring the group’s musical career to a close at the end of 2010. As a farewell and thanks to their fans, the pop trio will be releasing a Best Of CD/DVD collection on July 20 exclusively through Family Christian Stores along with one final tour before the end of the year.

“This has been a really difficult decision,” says pureNRG, “because we know that God called us into pureNRG, but now we feel He’s calling us on to other things… All three of us plan to continue pursuing music and keeping active in our mission work, but for right now we want to live our lives like other kids our age and have the time for school, sports and hangin’ with friends.”

In an effort to make their final year their best yet, pureNRG is engaging their active fan base in every aspect of their final recording. Starting Friday, February 5 www.pureNRGonline.com, will host polls asking fans to help select songs, pictures, cover art, and more. The first poll, up now, will determine a brand new recording featured on the final pureNRG project. Fans can pick their favorite chart-topping tune from high profile artists including “Dive” (Steven Curtis Chapman), “In The Light” (dc Talk), “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” (Jackie Dashannon) and “Big House” (Audio Adrenaline). Listeners can visit www.pureNRGonline.com to vote for their favorite and see the results. pureNRG’s final farewell tour will launch early summer and tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks on the group’s website.

pureNRG burst on the music scene with a powerful presence in 2007 with their self-titled debut and instantly became a hit with both mainstream and Christian music audiences. The success resulted in pureNRG being named the Top Selling Artist At Christian Retail in 2007. pureNRG’s sophomore project, “Here We Go Again,” landed them at #2 on the Christian Soundscan chart and in the Top 10 Christian Albums at iTunes. “The Real Thing,” gave pureNRG their highest ranking CD, as it debuted at #20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Christian Soundscan chart. pureNRG has played for over 700,000 fans with their heavy touring schedule that had them sharing stages with such acts as Casting Crowns, tobyMac, BarlowGirl, Mercy Me, Brandon Heath and Skillet. Media also embraced pureNRG through the years with coverage through such media outlets as Billboard magazine, Barnes & Noble.com, PowerSource magazine, About.com, JCTV, Daystar TV, JesusFreakHideout.com, CBN.com, NewReleaseTuesday.com and airplay on Disney radio.

For a complete statement from pureNRG and information on their upcoming album and tour, visit pureNRG’s official website at www.pureNRGonline.com

Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is comprised of Word Distribution, Word Music and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Fervent Records, Myrrh Records, and Word Music Publishing. Leading the industry with over 50 years of music making history, Word Entertainment represents some of Christian entertainment’s top brands, including award-winning artists Diamond Rio, Point Of Grace, BarlowGirl, Mark Schultz, Selah, Natalie Grant, Big Daddy Weave, Francesca Battistelli, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets in addition to Big Idea's successful VeggieTales video series.

For more info on pureNRG, visit the JFH Artists Database.

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