Jan 24, 2014 to Mar 7, 2014
WORD ENTERTAINMENT is partnering with MARK BURNETT, ROMA DOWNEY and their production company LIGHTWORKERS MEDIA to release SON OF GOD: Music Inspired by the Epic Motion Picture "Son of God". The 12-song collection, a musical companion to the 20th CENTURY FOX feature film "Son of God" due out FEBRUARY 28, features music by today's top Christian artists including MEREDRITH ANDREWS, CHRIS AUGUST, BIG DADDY WEAVE, JASON CASTRO, EVERFOUND, FOR KING & COUNTRY, LOVE & THE OUTCOME, DARA MACLEAN, POINT OF GRACE, SIDEWALK PROPHETS and GROUP 1 CREW. Artists included on the album have a combined total of 45 No. 1 hits and 25 DOVE AWARDS. Also included on the compilation is "Oh, Son of God," a brand new song by GRAMMY-nominated artist and DOVE AWARDS 2011 "Artist of the Year" FRANCESCA BATISTELLI.
"We are incredibly honored that ROMA and MARK have partnered with our WORD family on the music inspired by CDs to 'The Bible' miniseries and now the motion picture 'Son of God,'" said WORD ENTERTAINMENT Pres-CEO/ROD RILEY. "Our artists' songs, from FOR KING & COUNTRY's 'Baby Boy' to the final song on the project, MEREDITH ANDREWS 'The Gospel Changes Everything,' so beautifully complement the telling of Jesus' life, it made perfect sense to pair them with the motion picture."
DOWNEYand BURNETT brought the epic 10-hour mini-series "The Bible" to television audiences on the HISTORY channel with their company LIGHTWORKERS MEDIA. It became the top entertainment telecast of the year, received three EMMY AWARD nominations and has been viewed by over 100 million people to date. Announced earlier this month, they are also joining forces on "The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014" slated to commence on MARCH 20 at RICK WARREN'S SADDLEBACK CHURCH in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and run 16 dates through APRIL 13.