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LEGENDARY VOCALIST JOHN SCHLITT ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE DATE FOR
FIRST CHRISTMAS CD

The Christmas Project Set For November 12 Digital and Online Retail Release,
Brick and Mortar Retail Release Follows In 2014


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NEWS SOURCE: McCain & Co. PR
October 11, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 10, 2013) - Legendary vocalist John Schlitt has announced a new release schedule for The Christmas Project. The Grammy and Dove Award winner's first recorded collection of Christmas music will release digitally and through online retailers November 12, with a brick and mortar retail store release to follow in 2014. Originally, the release date had been slated for October 29.

Schlitt, who had never previously recorded any Christmas music, neither during his 20-year stint as the lead singer with Petra nor as a solo artist, says he felt "a very strong tug" to make this seasonal record.

The majority of the CD consists of traditional Christmas songs with one new original, all done "John Schlitt style." Schlitt utilized the popular crowd funding platform Kickstarter to raise financial support for the new album.

For more information on Schlitt and The Christmas Project, visit johnwschlitt.com or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).

About John Schlitt:
For more than three decades, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar musical career as a solo artist, as the lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time, and as the former lead singer for popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy Awards. Schlitt was named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com. According to the website, Schlitt "remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone." Schlitt was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in About.com's 2011 Readers' Poll in a category that included Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath and Bebo Norman.

Since Schlitt released his fourth solo CD, The Greater Cause, in May 2012, the legendary vocalist's busy schedule has included appearances on The Mike Huckabee Show, 700 Club Interactive and the Faith & Freedom Celebration--the faith-based kick-off to the Republican National Convention, as well as extensive international touring.

For more information on Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).

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