NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ Word Records) - Heralded by Billboard Magazine as of one 2008's "Faces to Watch," new female vocalist and worship leader, Meredith Andrews, is set to release her debut project, The Invitation, for Word Records on April 29. The project is produced by Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp, and features a set of eleven songs either written or co-written by Andrews.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Word Records family," said Andrews. "But honestly, I wasn't really looking for a record deal. It just fell in my lap. I'm so humbled by it all. It's obvious that it's the Lord's hand and not my own."
The Invitation showcases powerful vocals accentuated by beautiful piano melodies. The inspiration behind the title is to encourage listeners by sharing that, "God is extending an invitation to you, to you personally, calling you by name," said Andrews. "He knows where you've been and He knows your background. He knows your family situation. He knows the things you struggle with, but He's inviting you to come in and to meet with Him and to know Him."
The project features the soaring ballad and first radio single, "You're Not Alone," already making a strong impact at radio. An extensive marketing campaign will accompany The Invitation's release, including appearances at the Cre:ate Worship Leader Conference as well as the Saddleback Worship Conference.
As worship leader at Chicago's 12,000-member Harvest Bible Church, Meredith Andrews has already performed in front of tens of thousands across the country. She has shared the stage with well-known artists such as Jeremy Camp and Building 429, and is set to tour with 2007's "New Artist of the Year," Aaron Shust, along with Brandon Heath on the 30-city "Whispered and Shouted" tour this spring.