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Todd Agnew Wraps Stint as Praise.com Artist Blogger of the Month

TODD AGNEW WRAPS STINT AS PRAISE.COM ARTIST BLOGGER OF THE MONTH
Seven-time Dove Award-Nominated Singer/Songwriter and Worship Leader Welcomed Opportunity to Share His Heart with Fans on the Newly Relaunched Faith-Based Lifestyle Website
Singer/songwriter and worship leader Todd Agnew took over the Artist Blog on Praise.com during the month of January, 2018. (Craig Thompson/Disciple Design photo)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (January 31, 

2018) – Chart-topping, seven-time
Dove Award-nominated singer, songwriter and worship leader Todd Agnew will wrap up a series of weekly ruminations today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, as Praise.com’s guest artist blogger for the month of January. Designed to give Christian artists a chance to come together in one place to speak directly to fans and believers about faith, music, and living for God in our everyday lives, the Praise.com Artist Blog posts each Wednesday. Fans will be able to check out Agnew’s final blog post today, as well as his previous blog posts from January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2018.
“It was a joy to have Todd Agnew take over the Praise.com Artist Blog for the month of January,” says Praise.com Managing Editor, Hannah Goodwyn. “He’s was our fourth guest blogger, following Planetshakers, Tauren Wells, and Paul Baloche. We were thrilled to have Todd as part of the team!”
Launched in 2012 to offer Christian music fans access to the best in praise and worship music, Praise.com has been relaunched to move beyond the music to speak to every aspect of life and how faith in Jesus Christ transforms lives, through its all-new, free Christian radio station, daily devotions, Christian blogs, and Bible-based life advice.
“It was an honor to serve as Praise.com’s Artist Blogger for the month of January,” says Agnew. “Having this fresh new avenue to connect with and share my heart with fellow believers is an awesome blessing and a weighty responsibility, one I don’t take lightly. I hope my thoughts on stress and the spiritual disciplines was an encouragement to those who read them.”
To read Todd Agnew’s posts on Praise.com’s Artist Blog, visit Praise.com.
For more information about Agnew, visit toddagnew.com.
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About Todd Agnew’s Latest Single, “Glory to Our Great Redeemer”:
A steady buzz has been surrounding Agnew’s new project, From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew, since the release of the first single, “Glory to Our Great Redeemer.” Called a “spine tingling new hymn” by UK publication CrossRhythms, the single has gained traction at Christian Soft A/C and INSP radio formats, showing up as one of the Most Added songs on Billboard’s Christian Soft A/C chart, and landing in the Top Ten on both the Christian Music Weekly’s (CMW) Worship and INSP charts. Another song from the new project, “When Love Comes to Town” (Agnew’s U2 cover from the benefit album, In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa) landed in the Top Five on the CMW Christian Country Chart.
Agnew’s studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (where he is nearing completion of his Masters degree) led him to pen “Glory to Our Great Redeemer.” The song reflects Agnew’s deepening spiritual, theological, and musical maturity through the process of getting married, embracing fatherhood, moving to Texas and delving deeper into the formal study of God’s Word at seminary.

“The song talks about ransom, redemption, adoption and more,” Agnew explains. “Our worship grows deeper as we understand more fully all God has done on our behalf.”

“There are certain artists whose voice seems to cut through the clutter of our lives and stop us in our tracks,” says James Riley, VP of Promotions, Shamrock Media Group. “Todd Agnew is one of those artists for me and I’m honored to help bring this new single, “Glory to Our Great Redeemer,” to radio. From the opening moments of the song, you’re engaged. I couldn’t even respond to the email asking if I’d be interested in working it to radio for a while, as I was too busy hitting ‘repeat.’ It’s so great to have Todd back in front of radio!”

For more information about Agnew, “Glory to Our Great Redeemer” and From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew, visit toddagnew.com.

For all radio inquiries, contact James Riley at Shamrock Media Group at james@rocktheshamrock.com or 615-945-5604.

About From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew:
From Grace to Glory is a musical chronicle of singer/songwriter and worship leader Todd Agnew’s journey of faith and ministry. It is a time capsule of moments, both profoundly intimate and exuberantly bold, that captures the essence of walking out the gospel hand-in-hand with friends and family, through good times and hard times. It is the journal of one man’s transformation from a young singer/songwriter to troubadour theologian.
Along the way, Agnew has emerged as a seasoned scholar and mentor in the fields of worship theology and worship leadership. Adding “college professor” to his list of titles, Agnew joined the faculty of Visible Music College’s Dallas campus in 2015 and was recently tapped by Dallas Theological Seminary as a guest lecturer for its 2017 Shaped by the Future conference. He is increasingly sought after as a guest speaker at churches and conferences across the country.
Family and friendship have always played a huge role in Todd Agnew’s life, music and ministry, and those relationships run like a thread throughout From Grace to Glory. In addition to “Glory to Our Great Redeemer,” Agnew collaborated with his long-time friend Chris Collins (Agnew’s co-writer on “Grace Like Rain”) on the other new song on this project, “Nearer Home.”

Along with the new material, the prolific singer/songwriter layers into From Grace to Glory a collection of some of his most cherished songs which are not part of his Ardent Records discography, most of which have not been previously released. He includes “Beautiful,” the original version of a song written by Mercy Me’s Nathan Cochran, which Agnew rewrote and originally recorded in 2005 as “Unchanging One” during the Reflection of Something sessions. He pulled another unreleased track from the vault, and invited talented Visible Music College student Trulah Maloy to join him for a duet, making “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” a truly special addition to an already exceptional project.

Additional unreleased or alternate tracks include:
*    “On A Corner in Memphis” (original demo from the Better Questions sessions)
*    “Martyr’s Song” (original Matt Bronleewe production of a song Agnew wrote as an accompanying piece for best-selling author Ted Dekker’s novella, The Martyr’s Song)
*    “This Is All I Have to Give” (alternate version from the Do You See What I See? Christmas record with Agnew on lead vocal)
*    “When Love Comes to Town” (U2 Cover from the benefit album, In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa).
Finally, the cornerstones of From Grace to Glory are four immensely popular songs from Agnew’s first two records. “Grace Like Rain” and “This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song)” from his debut project, Grace Like Rain, both hit Number 1 at Christian radio. Agnew was honored with Dove Award nominations for New Artist of the Year, Best Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year and Best Rock Contemporary Song for “This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song).” “In The Middle of Me” and “My Jesus,” both from Agnew’s sophomore project, Reflection of Something, also garnered significant radio airplay.

Agnew builds on that foundation with four more fan favorites:
*    “Isaiah 6” (a breathtaking worship song inspired by Isaiah’s vision of the Lord)
*    “Did You Mean Me?” (a confessional ballad about what it means to be chosen, called, and loved)
*    “The One That You Want” (co-written by Agnew and multi-Dove Award winner Jason Ingram)
*    “Our Great God” (written by Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell, featuring a duet with Grammy winner Rebecca St. James).
From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew is the story of God loving and leading one man to accept the grace given him and teaching him to extend that grace to others. “From Grace to Glory is the gospel,” Agnew declares. “We come to faith by grace. We live our lives by grace. We enter eternity by grace. And–from first to last–it’s all for God’s glory…that His character and mercy might be revealed and worshiped, both now and evermore.”

For more information about Agnew and From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew, visit toddagnew.com.
Todd Agnew’s new CD, From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew, which released May 26, is currently available from Ardent Records. (Craig Thompson/Disciple Design photo)
About Todd Agnew:
Todd Agnew exploded onto the contemporary Christian music scene in 2003 with a pair of Number 1 radio hits, “This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song)” and “Grace Like Rain,” the title track of his debut Ardent Records album. Ironically, Agnew never set out to be a national recording artist. He just wanted to record a custom project for the camps and conferences where he was a frequent minister.
More than a dozen years and seven albums later, Agnew is still focused on ministry, using his music to proclaim the gospel. In addition to being a chart-topping singer/songwriter, worship leader and minister, Agnew has recently added “college professor” to his list of titles. Since 2015, he has

been a faculty member of Visible Music College’s Dallas campus, teaching worship theology and worship leadership. He was recently tapped by Dallas Theological Seminary as a guest lecturer for its 2017 Shaped by the Future conference.

Agnew’s newest CD, From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew, released May 26, 2017 from Ardent Records and Provident/Sony Music Distribution. For more information about Agnew and From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew, visit toddagnew.com.

About Ardent Records:
Ardent Records is a Memphis, Tennessee-based record label founded by legendary music industry visionary John Fry in 1959. In the 1960s and 1970s, Ardent artists helped define the style known as power pop. In the 1990s. the label moved into the nascent Contemporary Christian market, fostering such artists as Skillet, Smalltown Poets, Todd Agnew, Big Tent Revival and Jonah33.

Today, Ardent Records continues to develop new artists across all genres with the spirit, integrity, and originality that has long been its hallmark. Chairman Pat Scholes and GM Ryan Wiley carry on the storied tradition of the late John Fry as they partner with Visible Music College to train and launch the careers of artists in the modern Christian music arena. For more information, visit

About Praise.com:

Praise.com is a faith-based lifestyle website dedicated to inspiring a community of believers to pursue and reflect God in everyday life. Since 2012, it’s been offering Christian music fans access to the best in contemporary praise and worship via its online radio station, in-depth interviews, and uplifting music videos. Now, Praise.com is going beyond the music (with its recently redesigned website and dynamic new app). Speaking to every aspect of life and how faith in Jesus Christ transforms, Praise.com encourages followers to live a life of praise through its all-new, free Christian radio station, daily devotions, Bible-based blogs and life advice. Praise.com has an active community on social media that’s nearly 500,000 strong and growing. For more info, visit Praise.com.

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