First Radio Single Makes Early Impact
Two songs from the new CD LOVE BROKE THROUGH by singer/songwriter Jennifer Shaw have already received national attention. The CD’s first radio single, “Your Great Name,” rose to the top 3 of the CMW Worship charts. Additionally, the song “God Loved The World, “co-penned by Shaw, her producer Paul Marino and writer Jeremy Johnson, has been chosen as the featured song at the Evangelical Covenant Church conference. The song will be taught and distributed to over 1000 pastors, music ministers and church leaders attending the mid-winter conference this month in Denver. The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a multi-ethnic denomination of over 700 churches in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world.
Additionally, LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, will be using the song “God Loved the World” as part of their 2010 Christmas musical entitled The Journey. Shaw’s producer, Paul Marino, is a long-time LifeWay songwriter and producer.
“I’m very excited about how ‘God Loved the World’ is already making an impact,” says Shaw. “I’m so proud of this song because it shares the completeness of the Gospel. It has become an instant favorite in our concerts.”
Shaw began her music career as an opera singer after graduating with a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. She performed in over forty shows in the theater, from Shakespeare to Puccini operas. Shaw later became a Professor of Music for Cedarville University and performed with the Columbus Symphony.
After her father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Shaw decided to record a CD of self-penned, contemporary Christian songs and give it to her dad as a Christmas gift. “Dad always supported my opera career, but it wasn’t really his cup of tea,” says Shaw. Though it was meant for her father’s personal enjoyment and encouragement, her first foray into the Christian genre was eventually featured on over 300 radio stations around the world, including South Africa and Australia.
LOVE BROKE THROUGH is Shaw’s first national project, with six of the CD’s ten songs either written or co-written by Shaw. The CD also includes a classical benediction that Shaw uses in all her concerts, “E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come,” a song that Shaw says gives her a chance to “dust off” her operatic vocals. Shaw, who is the parent of a special needs child, also writes children’s musicals featuring Scripture-memory songs that are used for Vacation Bible Schools and home school groups. In addition to her touring schedule, Shaw serves as worship leader for a church in Ohio.
To promote the release of LOVE BROKE THROUGH, Shaw will appear on several national television programs in the coming weeks including various shows on the Christian Television Network, 100 Huntley Street, and Atlanta Live, among others.
LOVE BROKE THROUGH is being distributed to over 650 Christian retail stores via Integra Interactive, Inc. For more information, visit: Jennifer Shaw