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ANDY CHERRY READIES ESSENTIAL RECORDS DEBUT, 'NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR'
Posted October 20, 2011

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ANDY CHERRY READIES ESSENTIAL
RECORDS DEBUT, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR


Single ìOur Godís Aliveî Sees 44% Increase in Spins This Week, Garners Early Radio Acclaim

Cherry Wins Fans on ìThe Love In Betweenî Fall Tour


(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Oct. 20, 2011-- Essential Records newcomer Andy Cherry works toward the release of his first national project, Nothing Left to Fear, on March 6, 2012. Early success of Cherryís lead AC/CHR single ìOur Godís Aliveî sets precedent for the albumís debut, while he continues to win fans nationwide on Matt Maherís ìThe Love In Betweenî tour.

Crafted alongside famed producer and five-time SESAC Christian songwriter of the year Jason Ingram, Nothing Left to Fear follows Cherry as he grapples with the complexities of genuine faith. To Cherry, thereís strength -- and closeness to God -- in admitting that you donít have it all figured out. Nothing Left to Fear is his invitation to question, learn, grow and worship together with him.

ìThe reason I do what I do is because I want to compel people to a deeper walk with God,î says Cherry. ìThrough my work in churches, Iíve witnessed people ñ for whatever reasons ñ shy away from asking hard questions. I think this hesitancy, or fear, keeps them from a closer relationship with God. Through my music, I hope to help people work around that and find the love He intends for us.î

Opening track ìCity of Lightî is a treatise to God asking him to awaken our hearts, while ìRunning to Our Saviorî is an expression of Godís comfort in the face of loss. The albumís lead single, ìOur Godís Alive,î which released to AC and CHR radio Sept. 30, is, as Cherry explains ìabout the victory and hope we believe in even after we go through something terrible. Itís really a celebration of the fact that God is alive and in us.î

That message is already resonating with radio, as ìOur Godís Aliveî saw a 44% increase in spins this week. Ryan Gagne, operations manager at WWWA-FM in Augusta, Maine, comments: ìLove the new Andy Cherry song ëOur God's Alive.í Itís a fun, worshipful reminder for my listeners...and itís one Iíve caught myself singing at the office.î

Music Director Jeremy Henry at WJQK in Grand Rapids, Mich. agrees: ìëOur Godís Aliveí is the (Andy) ëCherryí on the ice cream sundae that is my music mix. But seriously...this song brings a fresh sonic texture to my music scape.î To sample an audio stream of ìOur Godís Aliveî visit www.andycherry.com.

Fans on the ìLove In Between Tourî are having a similar reaction. Eight-time GMA Dove Award nominee Matt Maher and Cherry have more than a label association in common: both package strong messages of faith inside creative, artistically ambitious sounds. Cherry recently joined Maher and award-winning singer/songwriter Laura Story for the second half of Maherís fall tour. Visit www.mattmahermusic.com for a current list of tour dates.

For more information on Andy Cherry or Nothing Left to Fear, visit www.andycherry.com or www.providentpress.com.

About Andy Cherry:

25-year-old Andy Cherry hails from Charlotte, N.C. where he is a songwriter and worship leader. Sonically, his careful, complex arrangements stitch together the warmth of American roots music with the soaring, moody tones of British rock. Lyrically, Cherry challenges commonly held assumptions about God, urging listeners to open up, be bold enough to ask Him the tough questions, and believe that He has the shoulders to bear those questions.

For more information on Andy Cherry, visit www.andycherry.com or www.facebook.com/andycherrymusic. Follow Andy Cherry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/andycherry.

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