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Posted January 17, 2012

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Group Nabs No. 1 Spot on Christian Rock Radio with Lead Single ìStay Closeî

Heads Out on Spring Tour in Support of New Album

(Nashville, Tenn.) Jan. 17, 2012 -- GRAMMY Award nominated, female-fronted rock act Fireflight will release its fourth studio project, NOW, on March 6. The album is preceded by lead single, ìStay Close,î which topped the Billboard Christian Rock radio chart this week, while Fireflight gears up to support its new release with a ìStay Closeî spring tour.

Asserting a new direction from the bandís previous record For Those Who Wait (2010), NOW calls listeners to move beyond their circumstances and take action. As guitarist Glenn Drennen explains, ìWe are not bound by our current condition because life is difficult or we have been hurt in the past. NOW points to God as our refuge who not only provides a place of safety and comfort, but who also challenges us to get outside our comfort join with something greater than ourselves.î

Produced by Jasen Rauch, NOW displays a new sonic focus for the band as well, built on lush electronic textures, futuristic moods and a more finely honed grasp of tender-to-titanic dynamics. Together the projectís hard-hitting message and sound make for an anthemic album. For example, the fist-pumping title track encourages listeners to quit making excuses, hiding in the shadows of previous pain, and to choose the path to freedom. In the same vein, melodic ballad ìRise Aboveî urges us to stop the cycle of victimization, overcome those things that have entangled us, and work toward a new tomorrow.

The recordís lead single ìStay Close,î which combines a techno beat backdrop with lyrics that address calling on God when our hearts and minds are stuck in dark times, is already finding success at radio. This week, the song climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Rock chart. Fireflight will follow the radio single with a ìStay Closeî tour, additionally featuring BEC Recordings artist Rapture Ruckus and Delvin Williams. The 20-city spring leg will run through late March. For a complete list of tour dates, visit

About Fireflight:
Florida native Fireflight comprises Dawn Michele (lead vocals), Justin Cox (guitar, keys, vocals), Wendy Drennen (bass, vocals), Glenn Drennen (guitar), and Adam McMillion (drums). Fireflight released its national debut, The Healing of Harms, in 2006, followed by breakout sophomore album Unbreakable (2008) and For Those Who Wait (2010).

The GRAMMY-nominated, modern rock outfit has received six career Dove Award nominations, including Artist of the Year in 2009, and lead singer Dawn Micheleís 2010 Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. Additionally, the group won Taco Bellís inaugural fan-voted ìBest of the Beatî contest in 2009, and performed at ESPNís ìWinter X Games 13.î

The bandís music has been featured on E! Entertainmentís ìStyle Networkî and in music-video reels at both American Eagle and Journeyís stores across the country. For nearly a decade, the band has remained tireless road warriors on the concert circuit averaging 140 shows a year.

For more information on Fireflight, visit or

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