Jimmy Needham’s  new album, Clear The Stage,  is being hailed as his strongest release to date with stellar reviews from media and strong support overall from the Christian music industry.  The project is the first-time collaboration between producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Dave Barnes, Aaron Shust) and Needham, with the first single, If I Ever Needed Grace going for adds at radio.  The Fish/LA is one of the stations who is on board with an early add.

Needham’s two-week promo trip covered several cities in six states (Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Texas and Michigan) for media appearances and radio interviews/visits.  The music has attracted several mainstream outlets such as the national WGN Midday News, nationally syndicated morning show Daytime, and Great Day Houston.  Other national press outlets include, Moody’s Chris Fabry Live!, watchgmctv.com, Campus Crusade For Christ-Lighthouse and Women Today radio programs, and local outlet, Atlanta Live.   Radio visits included KLTY/Dallas, TX; TheJoyFM/Sarasota, FL; WHPZ/South Bend, IN; The Fish/Atlanta, GA; WJQK, Grand Rapids, MI, and  Shine.FM in Chicago, IL hosted a live acoustic concert by Needham at Olivet Nazarene University.
Early media reviews are raving about Clear The Stage, and the growth of Needham as an artist and songwriter.

Phantom Tollbooth – This may be Needham’s best and most mature recording to date, and the way he sings “Clear The Stage” is worth hearing.

JesusFreakHideout.com – The theme of “Clear The Stage” cannot be missed as it is weaved throughout the entire album. Needham is focused on eternity and drawing closer to God.

Hollywood Jesus – With Clear The Stage, the influences are diverse, but the ten-song disc is cohesive and solid.

Christian Manifesto – He has paved for himself a unique path with his distinctive voice,
brilliant  songwriting, and mixture of various music styles.  And it works.

Also upcoming for Needham will be an interview about Clear The Stage with Rhapsody.com’s, “On The Record” and “The Box,” that will be online in May, along with a busy touring schedule this spring and summer.  For more information about Needham please visit online at www.jimmyneedham.com.

About Jimmy Needham:
Needham released his first album, Speak, in 2006, on Inpop Records, and it generated respect and well-earned recognition from the Christian music industry for this talented singer/songwriter from Katy, Texas.  The project generated three singles “Fence Riders (#14),” “Dearly Loved (#8),” and “Lost At Sea,” which charted for an incredible twelve weeks at the #2 position.  Needham’s second album, Not Without Love resulted in four hit singles including “Forgiven and Loved” as the break-out Christian AC hit, climbing to #6 nationally, while “A Breath Or Two,” peaked at #3 at Christian CHR radio.  Needham’s third project, Nightlights, debuted at #1 on iTunes Top 200 Christian & Gospel Albums chart and #25 on iTunes Top 200 Albums chart for all genres of music. Needham’s newest album, Clear The Stage released March 26, 2012.  Needham lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, Kelly, and his toddler daughter, Lively.  For press and tour updates please visit www.jimmyneedham.com.

About Inpop Records
Inpop Records is an independent music label based in Brentwood, TN and is home to some of the best-known bands in Christian music. Distributed by EMI Christian Music Group, Inpop Records has become one of the top-selling independent labels within the industry, having established a reputation for seeking out the best artists in emerging talent and for expanding the music marketplace with sound and ideas. Inpop’s roster includes Newsboys, Mat Kearney, Jaci Velasquez, Tricia Brock, Jimmy Needham, and The Advice among others. For more information, visit inpop.com.

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