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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
June 7, 2024

Soul-inspired pop singer/songwriter, worship leader, accomplished pianist and producer Natalie Layne, who is named by Pandora in its 2024 Pandora Ten Artists To Watch campaign, releases “Fragile” to radio for adds today (June 7). The single is featured on Layne’s acclaimed Centricity Music debut EP, Amen, which is available at streaming and digital outlets everywhere.

Written by Layne along with hitmaking songwriters Paul Duncan and Christian Hale, “Fragile” follows the CBN “Studio 5”-premiered video “Amen.”

“Life is incredibly fragile. It feels like things could fall apart at any moment. Yet, I’ve always been one to try to hold it together,” shares Layne. “I wanted to write a song not to say that God always fixes broken things, but that only He can hold broken things. In our weakest moments, His compassion and understanding say, ‘I’m right here. You can let go.’”

You know how to hold something fragile

You won't let me go when I unravel

You carry the world on Your shoulders

But You know how fragile I am

So I’m safe in Your hands

(“Fragile” chorus)

Prior to the release of “Fragile” to radio, The Recording Academy (GRAMMY® Awards) featured a “Positive Vibes Only” exclusive video of Layne, along with an eight-piece band, performing “Grateful For,” which is another song highlighted on Amen. The video can be seen at

Layne also sang “Fragile” as part of her closing musical performance at the annual Evangelical Press Association (EPA) Convention held in Lexington, KY in April. Interestingly, after receiving her invitation to perform earlier this year, Layne found out that her grandfather, Dean Merrill, would also appear at the event and receive the EPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

During the Christian Music Broadcaster’s annual Momentum event last month, Layne performed “Fragile” to rousing applause from the radio industry. The CMB’s premiere event, Momentum gathers Christian radio professionals together to be educated, inspired and build community in order to reach more people for Jesus.

Along with her six-song Amen EP, Layne re-recorded and released piano and vocal versions of the EP, Amen (At The Piano). The music for both recordings is meant to be as welcoming as a friend and as cohesive as that of a seasoned artist, with the messages behind the songs stemming from her personal experience.

Layne will be sharing her new music at Community Worship Nights in 14 cities across seven states this month. She is also scheduled to perform at several festivals and fairs this summer, joining artists like Colton Dixon and Selah for more concerts before heading out on tour with Tenth Avenue North for 16 cities beginning Aug. 11.

All the latest Natalie Layne music, tour and more news can be found at: www.natalielayne.comSpotifyFacebookInstagramYouTube and TikTok.


About Natalie Layne:

Singer, songwriter and producer Natalie Layne desires to radiate joy through her original music. With a master’s in commercial piano, Layne won Belmont’s Christian Showcase at her alma mater in 2019, leading her to sign an exclusive recording and publishing contract with Centricity Music. Prior to landing a record deal, Layne charted a successful path as an independent artist for six years during which she cultivated an impressive social following simply by inviting listeners into her songwriting process online. Moreover, she studied under GRAMMY® award-winning songwriter and producer Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand) through an apprenticeship that allowed her to shadow him for a semester. She’s sung background vocals for Natalie Grant on the Dove Awards stage and also lent BGVs to labelmate Jason Gray’s latest album. Additionally, she’s opened shows for Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, Danny Gokey and We The Kingdom, among others, as well as headlined full band sets at Bonnaroo — twice. Leading worship since she was 12, the Colorado Springs native now resides in Nashville where she continues to lead at her local church. Her introductory EP, Amen, builds on her growing momentum, serving up six original songs — all co-penned by Layne.

About Centricity Music:

The No. 1 Billboard Top Christian Albums Imprint for three consecutive years, Centricity Music is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, TN. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Bay Turner, Brandon Heath, Chris Renzema, Jason Gray, Jordan Feliz, Katy Nichole, Lauren Daigle, Mack Brock, Natalie Layne, North Point Worship, Patrick Mayberry and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, and multiple Gold and Platinum Albums and Singles. For more Information on Centricity Music, visit


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