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Francesca Battistelli to Make National Morning Television Debut on ABC's "Good Morning America" February 13

GRAMMY®-Nominated Artist's Current Single "Write Your Story" Top 10 After Just Four Weeks of Releasing

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 -- GRAMMY®-nominated artist and 42nd Annual Dove Awards' "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, will perform her new single "Write Your Story" live on ABC's "Good Morning America" when she makes her national morning TV debut on February 13. Additionally, she'll unveil a portion of "When The Crazy Kicks In" from her forthcoming third studio album, If We're Honest, due out on April 22. "Write Your Story," released to radio on January 3, is already Top 10 at NCA after just one month. Today Battistelli joins Sanctus Real on "The Hands of God 2014 Tour" in Fayetteville, AR, followed by the Word Entertainment / LightWorkers Media (Mark Burnett and Roma Downey) partnership "The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014" this spring.

If We're Honest comes three years after Battistelli, Christian music's best-selling new artist in the past 10 years, released her sophomore album, Hundred More Years. With its release she garnered "Artist of the Year," "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Pop/Recorded Song of the Year" at the 2011 Dove Awards. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, If We're Honest reveals her most intimate and accomplished musical statement yet. The forthcoming album, showcasing her trademark pop and soul-infused sound, is currently available for pre-order at iTunes here. Customers that pre-order it will also receive an instant download of "Write Your Story."

In the coming months Battistelli will be touring in support of If We're Honest commencing today with the 15-city "Hands of God Tour" with Sanctus Real. Launching on March 20 at Saddleback in Lake Forest, CA, she'll be featured on the 16-city Word Entertainment / LightWorkers Media (Mark Burnett and Roma Downey) partnership "The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014." For more information and a complete listing of dates please visit: www.francescamusic.com.

"The Hands of God 2014 Tour" Dates:

Feb. 6 - Fayetteville, AR - Christian Life Cathedral Church
Feb. 7 - Decatur, TX - Victory Family Church
Feb. 8 - Metairie, LA - Victory Fellowship
Feb. 14 - Syracuse, NY - CNY Crossroads Inspiration Hall
Feb. 15 - Perry Hall, MD - Perry Hall Family Worship Center
Feb. 16 - Greencastle, PA - Greencastle Antrim High School
Feb. 27 - Monroe, MI - Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center
Feb. 28 - Campbellsville, KY - Living Grace Church
March 1 - Shelbyville, KY - Cornerstone Christian Academy
March 2 - Attica, IN - Attica High School Auditorium
March 6 - La Vista, NE - Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
March 7 - Castle Rock, CO - The Rock Church
March 8 - Montrose, CO - Montrose Pavilion
March 9 - Artesia, NM - Artesia High School Auditorium
March 14 - Cordele, GA - Crisp County Auditorium

"The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014" Dates:

March 20 - Lake Forest, CA - Saddleback Church
March 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Vineyard Church
March 22 - Albuquerque, NM - Legacy Church
March 23 - Denver, CO - Denver First Church of the Nazarene
March 27 - Austin, TX - Riverbend Church
March 28 - Dallas, TX - Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
March 29 - Tulsa, OK - Mabee Center
March 30 - Kansas City, MO - Lenexa Christian Center
April 3 - Columbus, OH - Grace Polaris Church
April 4 - Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids First
April 5 - Chicago, IL - Olivet Nazarene University
April 6 - Nashville, TN - Allen Arena
April 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Victory Family Church
April 11 - Louisville, KY - Northside Christian Church
April 12 - Lynchburg, VA - Thomas Road Baptist Church
April 13 - Baltimore, MD - APG Federal Credit Union Arena, Hartford Community College

Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned a Grammy nomination (Best Gospel Performance), six Dove Awards including 2011 "Artist of the Year" and 22 Dove Award nominations. Both her debut album, My Paper Heart (certified gold in 2012), and her 2011 sophomore release, Hundred More Years, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Christian Album chart. With over 978,000 in album sales to date and over 1.8 million single downloads, she is the best-selling new artist in the genre in the past decade. Her music has also been featured on TriStar Picture's "Soul Surfer," Columbia Picture's "Julie and Julia," TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," NBC's "The Biggest Loser," Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," and several other television and movie outlets. In addition, this past fall she was featured on over three million Diet Pepsi Cans throughout the U.S.

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