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HANNAH KERR'S CHRISTMAS EVE IN BETHLEHEM AVAILABLE NOW

Kerr Joins Casting Crowns On Their "It's Finally Christmas Tour"




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
October 19, 2018

19 October 2018 - Nashville, TN - Today is the day that Black River Christian artist and songwriter Hannah Kerr releases her new Christmas LP, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem. Produced by Mark Miller, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem features many holiday favorites along with two original songs co-written by Kerr - "Emmanuel," which she wrote with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, as well as the title track co-written with Jason Earley. 

The ten-song project builds on last year's holiday EP, Emmanuel, that was touted as "compelling" and "encouraging" and brings a jazz-infused twist coupled with Kerr's stunning vocals, a project sure to joyfully kick off your Christmas season. 

Kerr will share many of the songs from Christmas Eve In Bethlehem when she joins Casting Crowns on their "It’s Finally Christmas Tour," which kicks off on November 29th in Portland, OR.

Earlier this week in Nashville, ASCAP held their annual 2018 ASCAP Christian Awards where Kerr was awarded a "Most Performed Song Award" for "Your Love Defends Me," the Top 5 hit co-written by Kerr and recorded by Matt Maher.   

CHRISTMAS EVE IN BETHLEHEM:

  1. "Winter Wonderland" - (Written Felix Bernard and Richard Smith)
  2. "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem" - (Written by Hannah Kerr and Jason Earley) 
  3. "O Come All Ye Faithful" - (Arranged by Hannah Kerr) 
  4. "Emmanuel" - (Written by Hannah Kerr, Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips)
  5. "The First Noel" - (Arranged by Hannah Kerr)
  6. "O Come O Come Emmanuel" - (Written by Matt Maher, Kemi Ndolo, Richard Scott, Hank Bentley)
  7. "Breath of Heaven" - (Written Amy Grant and Chris Easton) 
  8. "Silent Night" - (Arranged by Hannah Kerr)
  9. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - (Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin)
  10. "White Christmas" - (Written by Irving Berlin)




Casting Crowns' "It's Finally Christmas Tour" dates are listed below: 

Nov. 29 – Portland, OR, Viking Pavilion
Nov. 30 – Seattle, WA, McCaw Hall
Dec 01 – Spokane, WA, INB Performing Arts Center 
Dec 02 – Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Abbotsford Centre 
Dec 04 – Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre 
Dec 05 – Irvine, CA, Bren Events Center 
Dec 06 – San Diego, CA, San Diego Civic Center 

* All dates subject to change; visit Hannah Kerr's tour page for the latest information.

About Hannah Kerr:
Singer/songwriter Hannah Kerr's newest album, Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, is digitally available now. She began touring in 2016 and shared the stage with major Christian artists including Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Building 429, Jonny Diaz, Matt Hammitt, as well as for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys, and Kari Jobe. Her debut album, Overflow, which was produced by Sawyer Brown’s lead singer and Casting Crowns’ producer Mark Miller, has earned over 16 million streams and features the Top 5 hit co-written by Kerr and recorded by Matt Maher, “Your Love Defends Me,” her top 15 radio hit, “Warrior” and the top 25 hit "Radiate." Kerr was recently given the "Most Performed Song Award" at the 2018 ASCAP Christian Awards for "Your Love Defends Me." 

Hannah Kerr has also been named the 1st Ambassador for Youth For Tomorrow’s Jodi McQueen Therapeutic Music & Arts Center and “YFT Heart Beats” campaign. Kerr currently attends Belmont University in its Ministry and Worship program.

Hannah Kerr began publicly singing at the age of five in her hometown church in Buffalo, N.Y. Even though she grew up in a musical family, she never aspired to become a singer. Eventually Kerr’s family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was a teenager and she started approaching her musical talents with the heart of a worshipper and started songwriting and performing. One of her recordings caught the ear of Sawyer’s Brown lead singer and Casting Crowns producer, Mark Miller, and he affirmed Kerr’s calling for a music ministry. For more information, please visit HannahKerrMusic.com



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