CCM News: Integrity Music, Fair Trade, Sanctus Real

Alisa Turner Signs With Integrity Music

Pictured (Back Row, L-R): Mike Murray (Sr. Director of Creative, Integrity), Michael Farren (Producer, Songwriter), Wisdom Moon (Sr. Marketing Manager, Integrity), Adrian Thompson (VP, Song & Artist Development, Integrity), Lani Crump (Manager). Front row: Alisa Turner. Photo: Morgan Shirey.

Integrity Music has signed Nashville-based singer, songwriter and worship leader Alisa Turner and will release her debut, self-titled project on Aug. 25. Turner has worked with producers Robbie Seay, Don Chaffer, and songwriter Cary Barlowe, and has toured and shared stages with Brandon Heath, Michael Gungor and Tenth Avenue North. Her music was used on the FOX series “So You Think You Can Dance,” catapulting her to No. 1 on iTunes, and she also appears on the All About Worship album My Pursuit. She is working with Michael Farren on the Alisa Turner EP.

“There is something so captivating and authentic about Alisa… she embodies the spirit of the Psalms, singing with a pure, raw heart that is chasing after God,” says Adrian Thompson, Integrity’s Vice President of Song & Artist Development. “When you hear her story and what she has been through, you’re struck by the fact that there is always a ‘but God is faithful’ moment in every situation. I believe Alisa will encourage people to fully enter into worship no matter where they are in life… reminding us that we’re all invited to the throne, whether we’re filled with joy or we’re barely hanging on.”

“I think the Lord created me this way, drawn in by the emotion that comes with music,” Turner says. “When I sit down at the piano, He always uses it to draw me back, to awaken the dreamer, and I always leave different than when I came. I leave knowing He sees me, He is with me, He is my hope.”


Staff Changes At Fair Trade

Sarah Lowe is joining Fair Trade’s radio promotion team as Manager, National Promotions. Sarah joins Fair Trade from Provident Label Group where she served in the same capacity. She can be reached at 615.661.7415 or [email protected]In related news, after six years at the label, Chandler Quarles will be departing Fair Trade later this month to launch Peach & Pine Home, a new home interior design company, with her husband Jeremy. She can be reached at [email protected].


Sanctus Real Welcomes New Lead Singer

Ohio-based band Sanctus Real has released a brand new single, “Safe In My Father’s Arms.” The song is already the most downloaded and streamed tune upon its release, according to PlayMPE. The band has also added a new lead singer, Dustin Lolli, who officially joins long-time band members Chris Rohman and Mark Graalman

“It was during a particular season of walking through so many unknowns when this song was written,” shares guitarist Rohman. “We had to take a moment and look back so we could see the path God had brought us down. Once we did that, we wanted to write a song that expressed the joy we felt knowing God had been with us through it all and what it feels like to be held so lovingly by Him.”

Sanctus Real will be headlining a fall tour with indie hip hop artist Blake Whitely and speaker Clayton Jennings.


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