The label’s 60 year milestone coincides with the Sept. 20 release of Word: Six Decades of Hits, a 3-CD set including 51 songs and bonus recordings. The set is divided up into three parts: The Early Years, Yesterday’s Favorites, and Today’s Hits. Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Jaci Velasquez, Point of Grace, Francesca Battistelli and Chris August and Sidewalk Prophets are among the artists featured.
Word also released a complementary songbook called Word: The Story, The Songs. Available at Christian retailers, the book is comprised of 30 songs and a 44-page history of Word Entertainment, written by Deborah Evans Price.
Word’s celebration will culminate in a concert at Baylor University on Nov. 2 in Waco, TX, where Word Records got its start. Artists scheduled to perform include Chris August and Sidewalk Prophets.
For more information on Word’s 60 year celebration, please visit www.WordLabelGroup.com.