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HIGHLANDS WORSHIP’S "JESUS YOU ALONE" DEBUTS AT NO. 1


Top Praise & Worship Album Also Sparks
160,000 New Spotify Monthly Listeners




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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
March 14, 2019

With a passion to encourage congregational worship, create resources for churches and draw listeners closer to God, Highlands Worship released its third, full-length album, Jesus You Alone, March 1 with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music. Debuting at No. 1 on the SoundScan Praise and Worship chart and selling 9,810 copies in its first week at retail, the album also received 466,000 on demand streams in the US alone. Remarkably, Spotify listeners also grew from 100,000 to over 260,000 monthly listeners, marking a 160% increase in just one week.

Recorded at the Birmingham, AL-based Church of the Highlands, one of America’s largest churches, produced by Highlands Worship’s Chris Griffin and mixed by Sam Gibson (Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Chris Tomlin), Jesus You Alone includes 15-songs and over 70-minutes of music. It also features Highlands Worship’s diverse group of talented songwriters and vocalists from the church and is available now at digital retail and streaming outlets everywhere through smarturl.it/HW_JYA.

Highlighted tracks on the album include “Song In My Heart,” “Who Is Like The Lord” and the title track that was co-written by Highlands Worship’s John Larson, Nicole McLean and Jesse Abram Reeves. “Jesus You Alone” also became the first video released from the album, which was produced by Dan Atchison, whose credits include the 2018 ACM Video of the Year (Thomas Rhett’s "Marry Me") and multiple CMT and Dove Awards-winning releases.

"Worship has been one of the central marks of Church of the Highlands since the beginning. This latest collection of Highlands Worship is the heart beat of our community,” shares Larson, who leads Highlands Worship’s 900+ active worship team members and 70 full or part-time musicians on staff. “It’s not about us, it's about Jesus - and because of what He has done for us, we have a reason to sing."

For more information on Highlands Worship, its new music, chord charts, tutorials and many other creative resources, go to www.HighlandsWorship.com, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Highlands Worship:

Based in Birmingham, AL and leading at various conferences and events throughout the year, Highlands Worship is the worship ministry of Church of the Highlands. In 2012, the ministry released its first full-length, live album, Place of Freedom, followed by the acclaimed debut studio album, Here I Surrender (2016), which introduced worship anthems embraced by churches internationally.

Founded in 2001, Church of the Highlands, under the leadership of Pastor Chris Hodges, has expanded to 19 multisite campuses that collectively have over 50,000 people attending weekly. With the accredited Highlands College as well as student, kids, marriage and family and more ministry outreaches, the church purposes “to reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ.”

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

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