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AARON GILLESPIE FEATURED AS iTUNES© DISCOVERY DOWNLOAD
TOP 10 BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN CHART DEBUT


Aaron Gillespie is marching to a different beat these days. - CBN Music




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NEWS SOURCE: Overture Media
March 16, 2011

SEATTLE, WA--March 16, 2011 -- BEC Recordings’ Aaron Gillespie’s solo debut, Anthem Song, has received widespread attention. After releasing strong last week, Gillespie’s single, “We Were Made For You,” has been selected as the featured iTunes Discovery Download this week. Fans can snag this track for FREE as well as the entire album for $7.99 at iTunes now.

Anthem Song resounded loudly with fans as it charted in the Top 10 at No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Albums chart - the second highest selling new release last week. The album also debuted in the Top 20 of the overall iTunes Top Albums, No 2 on the Christian iTunes Albums and No. 1 on Canada’s iTunes Christian charts. The single, “We Were Made For You,” remains in the Top 15 at CHR radio as well.

As an album that was both very personal as well as a long-time coming for Gillespie, Anthem Song continues to receive acclaim from media. GMCtv notes Aaron as “one of the most familiar faces in both hardcore and alternative rock circles (and) amidst the most prolific and varied.” Hollywood Jesus states that this album has “everything from great melodies to musical diversity to solid lyrics, these songs are very well done.” Likewise, Christian Music Zine praises the debut single as “a song that deserves to be played from town to town.” Fans can also hear an in-depth interview with Aaron this week on the NewReleaseTuesday podcast.

Here are some comments from fans who are loving Anthem Song:

“Aaron Gillespie has never sung with more emotion or passion, and it carries the album from start to finish.”

“His musical diversity is so awesome and inspiring.”

“Aaron lives, sings, and worships at full throttle.”

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About Aaron Gillespie & Anthem Song:
Anthem Song was sparked by a trip in 2010 to Uganda with Compassion International. Following this trip, Gillespie retired his role as drummer for the popular metalcore band Underoath and began writing and recording for Anthem Song. He remains the frontman of the indie-rock band he founded, The Almost. Follow Aaron on Twitter @ AaronRGillespie as well as on his Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AaronRGillespie

Catch Aaron Gillespie on the Anthem Song Tour:
3/16/11 Madera, CA
3/17/11 Irvine, CA
3/18/11 San Jose, CA
3/19/11 Oroville, CA
3/20/11 Rocklin, CA
3/23/11 Salt Lake City, UT
3/25/11 Corpus Christi, TX - opening for Jeremy Camp
3/26/11 Longview, TX - opening for Jeremy Camp
3/29/11 Coeur d'Alene, ID
3/30/11 Maple Ridge, BC
3/31/11 Seattle, WA
4/01/11 Portland, OR
4/03/11 Vancouver, WA
4/06/11 Highlands Ranch, CO
4/07/11 Albuquerque, NM
4/09/11 College Station, TX
4/12/11 Lafayette, LA
4/13/11 New Orleans, LA
4/14/11 Panama City, FL
4/15/11 Jacksonville, FL
4/17/11 Ajax, ON
5/14/11 Waterloo, ON
5/20/11 Cincinnati, OH
5/27/11 Winnipeg, MB
5/29/11 Edmonton, AB
6/03/11 Des Moines, IA
6/17/11 Brownsville, TX
6/18/11 Ichthus Festival
6/24/11 Billy Graham Evangelical Association - Brookfield, WI
7/03/11 Broken Arrow, OK
7/09/11 Windsor, NY
7/10/11 Fort Wayne, IN
7/14/11 Sonshine Festival
8/05/11 Rock The Desert Festival
8/06/11 Soulfest Festival
8/13/11 Purple Door Festival

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For more info on Aaron Gillespie, visit the JFH Artists Database.

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