GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling artist Jonny Lang releases his fifth album, Turn Around, to both general and Christian retail Sept. 19. In addition to A&M Record’s general market channels of distribution for Turn Around, Provident-Integrity Distribution will be providing distribution to Christian retail for the first time.
“We are excited about bringing Jonny Lang’s new album to the Christian retail market,” says Don Noes, Provident-Integrity Distribution Sr. VP of Sales and Distribution. “Jonny is a tremendous talent and an established name in mainstream music. With Turn Around, he has recorded a compelling album that reflects his faith and maturity and songs that will appeal to a wide Christian audience.”
Lang topped the Billboard New Artist chart with his first album at age 15, toured with the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith, performed with B. B. King and Buddy Guy, and now stands as a mature creative force, made more sensitive yet also toughened by life’s adventures. He’s learned what it means to rise above hard times and to find meaning where chaos seemed to rule. These insights, and the emotions they unleash, makes Turn Around the pivotal album of Jonny Lang’s career to date—a passage that links the triumphs of his past to the promise of his future.
“With this album I want to focus, more than ever before, on my purpose in life,” Lang explains. “I’ve been so incredibly blessed. My wife and I just had our fifth anniversary. I get to do what I love for a living. But it wasn’t so long ago that I was spiraling downward in a lot of ways, until God touched my life and set me on the right track. I feel a huge debt to give glory back to Him for everything He has done for me.
“Every record I’ve done has felt progressively more and more like the real me,” he sums up. “But more than anything I’ve done, this one comes straight from my heart.”
Produced by GRAMMY winning songwriter/performers Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders (India.Arie, Temptations, Nicole C. Mullen), and Lang, and anchored by former Prince New Power Generation drummer Michael Bland, Turn Around is the first of what will become his most moving and enduring works. There is funk and gospel energy inherent in these 14 songs, which includes “My Love Remains,” co-written with five-time GRAMMY winner and the Gospel Music Association’s most awarded artist, Steven Curtis Chapman.
With three radio singles from the album, “Thankful” and “Bump In The Road” being servicing to Gospel and Christian AC/CHR radio respectively, and “Anything’s Possible,” which is this week’s top Most Added song at Triple A radio (R&R), fans will also be able to see Lang perform new material from Turn Around in concerts this summer and on a 40-city tour this fall. For further information, see www.jonnylang.com.
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