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Song of the Year nomination for 'He Knows My Name' while 'Holy Spirit' sees 15 weeks at #1

Francesca Battistelli, If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
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NEWS SOURCE: Word Entertainment
August 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (Aug. 27, 2015) - Francesca Battistelli has many blessings to celebrate this season. The Fervent Records recording artist recently received a Dove Award Song of the Year nomination for "He Knows My Name," bringing her total for the 2015 ceremony to three nominations. In a previous announcement, she received nods for top honor Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for "Holy Spirit," which just wrapped an impressive 15-week run at No. 1. It's Battistelli's third consecutive single from 2014 album If We're Honest to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks.

"It's always an honor to receive nominations of any kind, but to be nominated for Dove Awards in these categories by my peers-its incredible. I'm so thankful to be part of the CCM community and to get to do what I love while seeing lives impacted. It's hugely rewarding." The nomination brings her total to 26 career Dove Award nominations, with six wins. There's so much more to celebrate, though, as Battistelli took to social media recently to announce the expansion of her family.

Battistelli announced the upcoming arrival of her third child by posting a drawing created by her four year old son.

"We are so thrilled to be expanding our family and can't wait to welcome another baby in March of 2016!" Francesca said. "God has truly blessed us beyond our wildest dreams, and we are so thankful we can continue to make music for His glory while raising a family."

But before the new baby arrives, Battistelli has more big plans. She will spend the Fall as part of the Live Forever Tour with Matthew West. After, she'll be launching The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour on Dec. 3 in Jackson, Tennessee. Nine stops are being announced with more dates expected to be added in the coming weeks.

The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour dates:
Dec. 3 - Jackson, Tennessee
Dec. 4 - Huntington, West Virginia
Dec. 5 - Bel Air, Maryland
Dec. 6 - Richmond, Virginia
Dec. 10 - Newnan, Georgia
Dec. 12 - McKinney, Texas
Dec. 13 - Cleburne, Texas
Dec. 17 - Greeley, Colorado
Dec. 18 - Elkhorn, Nebraska
Dec. 19 - Elkhorn, Nebraska

For more information or to buy tickets, visit and follow @francescamusic on Twitter and Instagram.

About Francesca Battistelli
Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned three GRAMMY® Award nominations, a Billboard Music nomination, six Dove Awards, and recently the award for Female Artist of the Year at the 2015 KLOVE Fan Awards. With both an RIAA Certified Gold Album and Single to her credit, 2 Billboard No. 1 albums, more than 1.5 million in album sales and nearly 2.5 million single downloads to date, she is the best-selling new artist in the genre in over a decade. The launch of her third album, If We're Honest, found her at the top of the Christian SoundScan chart, afforded her the opportunity to make her national morning TV debut on ABC's Good Morning America, and yielded three consecutive #1 singles, "Write Your Story", "He Knows My Name" and "Holy Spirit".

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive faith-based company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, Jason Castro, Everfound, Family Force 5, Jon Foreman, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, NEEDTOBREATHE, Point of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Skillet, Stars Go Dim, Switchfoot, VERIDIA, We Are Messengers, We As Human and Zealand Worship, and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group's Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.


For more info on Francesca Battistelli visit the JFH Artists Database.


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