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Posted May 23, 2011

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Group Rides Momentum of New Project into Impactful Summer Festival Season

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) May 23, 2011-- Anthem Lights (Reunion Records) vocal pop group is making a strong showing with its May 10 debut self-titled release as indicated by current radio momentum and early digital sales numbers. Such impressive initial response only adds to the energy felt in Anthem Lightsí live show which will hit 15 festivals nationwide this summer.

Having wrapped a 27-city ìRock and Worship Roadshowî tour headlined by supergroup MercyMe this winter and recently stepping off Building 429ís spring 2011 ìListen to the Sound Tour,î Anthem Lights is garnering extraordinary exposure for a new artist. The spotlight has proven beneficial for the group who already claims a Top 5 song on the Billboard Christian CHR chart with its lead single ìCanít Shut Up.î Anthem Lightsí latest single, ìCanít Get Over Youî will go for adds at Christian Adult Contemporary radio on Friday, May 13.

Additionally, Anthem Lights fared well on early digital sales charts hitting the No. 2 position on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums chart on its first day. Such numbers are supported by favorable critical reviews, with calling the album, ìone of the strongest debut albums Iíve heard in long time,î and affirming, ì[t]his pairing of talented young men has potential to become a preeminent player in the world of Christian entertainment...î

Said acclaim will follow Anthem Lights back out on the road this summer, as the group makes appearances at 15 national festivals including Beach Blast, Atlanta Fest, Spring Celebration, SonFest, Alive Festival, Big Ticket Festival, Wonder Jam, Salvation Celebration, Lifest, KingsFest, SpiritSong, Kingdom Bound, Higher Ground Festival and Unity Festival. A major market fall tour will be announced shortly. For a complete list of tour dates, visit

Produced by duo Juan Otero and Seth Moseley, known as The Write Brothers (newsboys, Me in Motion), along with Rob Hawkins (Building 429, Fireflight), Anthem Lightsí 10-song debut carries a message of hope for believers and non-believers alike. From the contagious ìCanít Shut Upî and the danceable energy of ìOutta My Mind,î to more tender moments like ìI Wanna Know You Like Thatî and ìCanít Get Over You,î Anthem Lights infuses a little something for everyone on this stunning project. For more information and to view the groupís current music video, visit

About Anthem Lights:
Anthem Lights can trace its roots back to the fall of 2007, when singer/songwriter Alan Powell joined forces with then aspiring solo artist Chad Graham. Both were living in Los Angeles at the time, to pen songs for Chadís solo effort.

But providentially, the more they wrote, the more it became clear that these powerful, harmonic songs were meant for a group. Within a matter of days, the pieces fell into place when two other Liberty University studentsóCaleb Grimm and Kyle Kupeckyócame on board, ìWhen God put the pieces together,î says Powell, ìwe just knew it was right. Everything just fell into place... like it was meant to be.î

After months of writing, recording and prayer, Anthem Lights signed with Reunion Records and began fleshing out what would become its self-titled debut. The album (May 10, 2011) debuted at No. 2 on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums chart, while its first single, "Can't Shut Up," peaked at No. 2 on theBillboard Christian CHR chart. Its current AC single, ìCanít Get Over You,î received significant airplay in cities nationwide on the KLOVE network.

The group's out-of-the-box success has earned them spots on several high profile tours, including the "Rock & Worship Roadshow" tour headlined by MercyMe, Building 429's "Listen to the Sound" tour, and this fall's "One True God" tour featuring Kutless, Newsong and Dara MacLean. Anthem Lights additionally participated in 15 summer festivals nationwide such as Atlanta Fest, SonFest and Alive Festival. Upcoming performance opportunities will include "The Story" tour this December, opening for Switchfoot at several XTREME conference dates reaching more than 34,000 students and Newsboys' 2012 "God's Not Dead" tour.

For more information on Anthem Lights, please visit and

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