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Centricity Music’s, Lanae’ Hale, Appears On Christian And Mainstream Media Outlets Street Week With New CD BACK &FORTH

Nashville, TN — (May 28, 2009) —- It was a busy street week for one of the most heralded new singer/songwriters in the Christian music industry, Lanae’ Hale.  She hit the road in support of her new album, Back & Forth, which released May 19th.

Hale traveled to Chicago for a taped appearance on Moody radio’s national show, Midday Connection, which will air June 11th. The next day Hale was in South Bend, IN for a live performance/interview on LeSea Broadcasting’s, Harvest Show, and then taped a performance for Live From Studio B that will air at a later date.  Then it was on to Dallas, TX where Hale appeared live on Daystar’s Celebration.  Her testimony on cutting had viewers calling the prayer lines for help with depression and cutting issues.  While at Daystar, Hale taped a performance/interview for Check The Sound that will air in August. The next morning, Hale was up bright and early for a performance/interview on Good Day, which is the #1 morning news show in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Back & Forth reached the second most downloaded CD on iTunes.com’s Christian page during release week and reviews were very strong for Hale’s debut full-length album.  JesusFreakHideout.com selected Hale as Artist of the Week and one of two positive reviews claimed, There is a lot to like on Lanae’ Hale’s first full-length album, and all of it is well crafted, making a strong debut. CCM.com (along with ChristianMusicPlanet.com and CMCentral.com) said, Rarely does an untried name in music record not only one of the better discs in her new artist class but one of the year’s best CDs—period.

Hale is traveling back to Chicago this Friday for a performance on WGN America’s Midday News, which is the #1 midday newscast in the country.  Her appearance will be live across the country on the cable channel and additional backstage and performance footage can be viewed at WGN.com.

LANAE’ HALE GEARS UP FOR STREET WEEK OF NEW CD, BACK & FORTH , WITH 30,000 FREE COPIES AT CBA RETAIL AND DIGITALLY ONLINE

HALE BOOKED FOR MAJOR MEDIA APPEARANCES RELEASE WEEK IN CHICAGO, ILLNOIS AND DALLAS, TEXAS

Nashville, TN (April 30, 2009) —- One of Christian music’s most heralded new artists, Lanae’ Hale, is gearing up for street week on her first full-length CD, Back & Forth.  Starting on release day, May 19th, and lasting until May 23rd, (or while supplies last), Centricity Music is offering an incredible deal to music fans. Free copies of Back & Forth will be available to any consumer that makes a CD purchase of any artist that week in nearly six-hundred CBA bookstores across the country. (Stores are listed below).  The promotion is on a first-come, first-serve basis with thirty-thousand physical copies being given away at retail and through digital downloads.  This is an unprecedented promotion by Centricity Music that involves a partnership with some of the biggest retailers in the industry.

“We believe that Lanae’s new CD, Back & Forth, is an amazing record that people will flip over when they hear it and, hopefully, they will be telling their friends about it,” says Steve Ford, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Centricity Music. “When we started talking about building awareness and a fan base for Lanae’ we were challenged to think outside the box. When someone said ‘hey, why don’t we give it away for free’ we all laughed that uncomfortable laugh. Then we said, ‘why not?’ It’s crazy to plan on giving a record away for free for a week, but again why not? When we presented it to distribution they thought we were crazy also, but then joined us in the chorus of why not?”

Hale will be doing a whirlwind week of press in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX, May 19-22, to launch street week.  The first appearance will be a taped performance and interview with Moody’s national radio show, Midday Connection, followed by an appearance on LeSea Broadcasting’s Harvest Show on the 20th.  While in South Bend, IN, Hale will also tape Live From Studio B that will air at a later date.  When Hale flies to Dallas she will perform live on Daystar’s Celebration and will tape a show for Check The Sound.  Then bright and early on the 22nd, Hale will appear on the highly-rated morning show, Good Day Dallas.  And on May 29th, Hale will return to Chicago to perform on the national TV outlet, WGN America’s Midday News, which is the #1 midday newscast in the country.  WGN.com will also offer a free download of the new single, “Back & Forth,” on its website the day of Lanae’s appearance.

The title track is currently going for adds at radio, where it is garnering play on such stations as, the national Air1; KXOJ, Tulsa, OK; WONU, Chicago, IL; WFHM, Cleveland, OH; WYLV, Knoxville, TN; among others.  The song was originally featured on an episode of MTV’s The Hills.  The CD has also received its first review from New Release Tuesday…If you’re looking for mature, affable music, then you should definitely give this album a listen. Lanaẻ Hale’s Back & Forth shares common ground with Faith Hill and Nicole Nordeman, as well as Sixpence None The Richer, The Cranberries and Melissa Greene. ….  Other media in support of the new project includes a July cover story in Susie Magazine, September cover story in Collegiate Magazine, upcoming coverage in Essential Connection and ChristianMusicToday.com, May reviews in JesusFreakHideout.com and Worship Leader Magazine, and a taped interview with JC-TV, to name a few.  Hale has already appeared on a 700 Club segment, performed on Family Net’s EveryDay With Marcus & Lisa, featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Ignite Your Faith, selected by ChristianMusicToday.com as one of the new artists to watch in 2009, and selected by iTunes as a Song Discovery Download.

Hale’s own road to success has been a difficult one but through God’s grace her life has become a joyous one that has given her a platform with a powerful testimony.  Even though she was raised in a Christian home, Hale suffered with depression and low self-esteem while growing up, which developed into a serious cutting addiction while in high school.  What triggered this response was a break-up with a boy Hale thought she would marry and when they eventually parted ways her old self-doubts resurfaced.  This progressed to the point that Hale became a cutter to help ease the pain and this lasted through her first two years of college.  Finally in despair and helplessness, where she was even considering suicide, Hale knew there had to be a change in her life.  She read Psalm 147:3; He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds and clung desperately to that verse, while asking God to heal her. At that point, she began a stronger relationship with Christ and began the path of healing.  She started developing her music career, met her “true love” and became a newlywed in May 2008.

For updates on Hale please visit www.centrictymusic.com or www.myspace.com/lanaehale.

Lanae’ Hale Scheduled To Release One Of The Most Highly Anticipated Albums Of The Year

BACK & FORTH

On May 19th

Title Track Already Featured On MTV’s Highly Popular Program “The Hills”

Nashville, TN (February 19, 2009) —– After generating major attention from the Christian and mainstream music industries with her six-song self-titled EP, Centricity Music’s, Lanae’ Hale, is scheduled to release her eagerly awaited full-length album Back & Forth May 19, 2009.  The title track will go for adds at radio March 6 and was recently featured on MTV’s popular TV show “The Hills.”

“Lanae’s music is a pure reflection of her life and heart,” says John Mays, Vice President, A&R, Centricity Music.  “When someone is willing to be this honest and transparent with the music they’re making, it can’t help but connect. If you give this music a chance, we believe that you will be stirred to take a deeper look at your life and all that God may be doing with it.”

Back & Forth was produced by Mark Hammond (Nichole Nordeman, Ashley Tisdale) and Allen Salmon (Seabird, This Beautiful Republic) and features eleven new songs written by Hale.  The CD features such tunes as “If I’m Broken,” which spotlights the difficult moments we all live through and in the end find hope and wholeness through Christ. “Let’s Grow Old Together” is a happy, uplifting song about a great love that is destined for the long haul; “Here’s To The Girls,” is to those who are more than beautiful and that hard times don’t have to define who you are; and “Here’s My Heart,” reflects on our daily dependence on God.

Hale’s own road has been a difficult one but through God’s grace her life has become a joyous one that has given her a platform with a powerful testimony.  Even though she was raised in a Christian home, Hale suffered with depression and low self-esteem while growing up and never really had a personal relationship with Christ.  In her last two years of high school she thought she had met the man she would marry but they eventually broke up, which led to her dealing with her old self-doubts.  This progressed to the point that Hale became a cutter to help ease the pain.  The self-mutilation continued through her early years at college until in despair and helplessness she asked God to heal her.  Shortly afterwards, she happened to read Psalm 147:3; He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds and she knew God had heard her prayer.  At that point she began a personal relationship with Christ and began the path of healing.  She started developing her music career, met her “true love” and became a newlywed in May 2008.

When Hale released her EP, iTunes immediately took notice and selected the song, “Spring Again,” as their Discovery Download in January 2008 where it received over 100,000 downloads.  The executives for the music website also invited Hale to perform at their company-wide meeting in San Francisco last summer and she shared the stage with such artists as Sammy Hagar, Eric Hutchinson, Lights, and the Spill Canvas.

Hale has already been the feature story of a 700 Club segment that aired in December 2008 and has appeared on Family Net’s “Every Day with Marcus & Lisa, Atlanta Live and performed for the staff at Gospel Music Channel.  She has an upcoming feature in Spring 2009 issue of Ignite Your Faith and the June 2009 issue of Collegiate magazine.  ChristianMusicToday.com selected Hale as one of the Best New Artists of 2008 and says, There’s a jazzy vibe to her pop sound which makes it distinctive and sophisticated, not to mention an ideal vehicle for her mature lyricism.

For updates on Hale please visit www.centrictymusic.com or www.myspace.com/lanaehale.