Gwen Smith records Unsearchable

Gwen Smith records Unsearchable

Posted: Monday, August 4, 2008 8:38 pm

(FRANKLIN, TN… 08/1/08) Cofounder and worship leader for the growing women’s conference “Girlfriends in God” and author of the newly published Harvest House book Broken into Beautiful, Gwen Smith recently recorded a twelve song set while leading an evening of worship at Lake Forest Church in Huntersville, NC. Partnering with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing’s worship centric label, Great Worship Songs, Smith, a resident of Charlotte, NC, will release the collection titled Unsearchable on October 7th, 2008. Songs from Unsearchable will be available through GreatWorshipSongs.com as audio, lead sheet, and chord chart resources by the end September with additional resource placements to follow. “The moment I walked onto the stage I could feel God’s presence. From the first note played until the last song was sung, we joined our hearts and voices to lift up the name of Jesus, and experienced God in wholehearted worship,” said Smith in response to the evening of worship. “Though His greatness and love are truly unsearchable, God stirred our hearts toward His, and as we sang our souls caught a greater glimpse of His glory and splendor.” Smith has been blessed with a platform to directly impact the lives of worshippers across the country. Unsearchable is the latest component to her growing ministry, including familiar moments such as “Jesus I Am Resting, Resting,” “Through All Generations” and “Broken into Beautiful,” which was recorded by Mandisa (American Idol finalist) on the recent Women of Faith album It Must Be Grace. This new album concentrates on the introduction of original corporate songs, further solidifying Great Worship Songs as a brand connected with emerging worship songs. “Great Worship Songs operates from a passion to bring worship resources to the church, whether it’s in the form of a great new song, a chart or CD, or in this case, in one of the most dynamic worship leaders available to the church today, Gwen Smith,” explains Dale Mathews, President of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing. “This is such an exciting season in Gwen’s ministry, from the release of her new book with Harvest House, to this new live worship album being released on the Great Worship Songs label; we have great expectations for an explosion of growth in Gwen’s outreach. We enthusiastically embrace this opportunity to work with her and be a part of this exciting chapter in Gwen’s ministry.” Smith was officially signed as the first recording artist on the Great Worship Songs imprint in June of 2008. Inclusive on the agreement was a publishing contract with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, welcoming Smith as a member of the well-established songwriting staff. Unsearchable is Smith’s sixth album release and her first to be distributed nationally. Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing and Great Worship Songs will look for additional venues to grow Smith’s ministry through traditional record and publishing outlets combined with new technologies. Great Worship Songs is a division of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing. With over 70,000 copyrights, Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing owns the world’s largest Christian music publishing catalogue as well as the second largest evangelically-styled choral music catalog. Its songs have been recorded by virtually every major singer in the Christian music industry as well as by such renowned artists as Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Amy Grant, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. The company’s leading artists in the genre include Jars of Clay, Aaron Shust, and Bebo Norman. Brentwood-Benson also publishes songs recorded by Third Day, Michael W. Smith and Twila Paris. In addition to developing and exploiting copyrights, the publishing group is a leader in the production and marketing of consumer printed and choral music, hymnals and songbooks for the church market. Brentwood-Benson is active in the important Praise & Worship market. Posted 8.4.08

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