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BRANDON HEATH DEBUTS 'LEAVING EDEN' AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARDS CHRISTIAN SALES CHART
Posted January 27, 2011

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BRANDON HEATH DEBUTS LEAVING EDEN AT
NO. 1 ON BILLBOARDíS CHRISTIAN SALES CHART

New Album Secures No. 1 Spot at iTunes;
Lead Single ìYour Loveî Tops Radio for Third Week


(Nashville, Tenn.) Jan. 27, 2011 ñ Dove-winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath debuts his highly-anticipated third studio release, Leaving Eden, at No. 1 this week on Billboardís Top Current Contemporary Christian Chart, marking the Nashville artistís first career opening at the top of the sales chart.

Produced by Dan Muckala, the acclaimed 11-song project also held the No.1 position on iTunes Christian Albums chart, and lead single ìYour Loveî remains No. 1 at radio for a third week atop Billboardís National Christian Audience, and AC Monitor charts, with 100% of AC stations across the country spinning the hit track.

Reviews applaud the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriterís latest offering, with Billboard magazine projecting Heath as the next leader in the genre. The respected print magazineís Jan. 22 feature states Heath is ìCementing his growing status as the next young male artist to carry the Christian music torch held by veterans Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. SmithÖî.

Other media outlets proclaim:

ì Brandon Heath won the last two Dove Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year with ìGive Me Your Eyes,î and ìIím Not Who I Was,î but those tunes pale in comparison with what he offers on Leaving Eden.î - DenverPost.com

ìÖwe canít get his song ìLeaving Edenî out of our heads.î - AmericanSongwriter.com

As radio and sales soar, Heath reached another career milestone as the digital sales of his previous 2009 Song of the Year hit ìGive Me Your Eyesî surpass 500,000 - officially certifying as a RIAA Gold digital single last week. According to SoundScan, ìGive Me Your Eyesî has sold over 563,000 digital downloads to date.

Heath is currently on tour with GRAMMY Award winning artist TobyMac as part of the Winter Wonder Slam Tour. For tour dates, and to view Heathís new Leaving Eden video sessions, please visit www.brandonheath.net.

About Brandon Heath:
Since his 2006 debut, Christian musicís beloved and twice honored Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 and 2010) Brandon Heath has won an Emmy Award, been nominated for two GRAMMYs, an American Music Award, and holds multiple GMA Dove Awards. The Nashville native was featured on the ìCBS Evening News with Katie Couric,î while also spotlighted in the Sunday edition of The New York Times as a GRAMMY-nominated newcomer ìthat shouldn't be allowed to slip through the cracks.î His soaring radio career includes four No.1 hits, ìYour Love,î ìIím Not Who I Was,î ìWait and Seeî and 2009ís GMA Dove-winning Song of the Year, ìGive Me Your Eyes.î Heath first began writing at age 13 and credits his hometownís legendary hotspot for songwriters, the Bluebird CafÈ, as the place he first experienced music that moved him.

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