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MORIAH PETERS RELEASES NATIONAL DEBUT, I CHOOSE JESUS, APRIL 17
Posted February 09, 2012

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MORIAH PETERS RELEASES
NATIONAL DEBUT, I CHOOSE JESUS, APRIL 17


Title Track and Lead Single Garners 23 Adds Its First Week


Currently On Tour With The Rock & Worship Roadshow, Joins MercyMeís Spring Tour

(Nashville, Tenn.) Feb. 9, 2012 -- New Reunion Records signing, nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Moriah Peters will release her national debut project, I Choose Jesus, on April 17. The album is attracting early attention at radio, with 23 stations adding lead AC single ìI Choose Jesusî its first week, and winning over live audiences, as Moriah performs new music on multiple high profile tours this winter and spring.

A college freshman at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Moriah is honing her time management skills, juggling a full class schedule while promoting her new record nationwide. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, Dave Barnes, Kari Jobe), I Choose Jesus features 10 songs, nine of them co-written by Moriah, that draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including her own relationship with Christ as well as experiences she walked through with other young girls while leading her high school Bible study.

ìThe overall theme of the record is about making a choice,î says Moriah. ìAll of these songs are songs about being in different circumstances and choosing Jesus in each circumstance. I know that God has a blueprint for every single one of our lives. He has a plan and a purpose, and He wants to make His Son known through us. If we trust Him in every situation, if we choose Him in every situation, God will give us the desires of our heart.î

Such is the meaning behind breakout single ìI Choose Jesus,î available at iTunes and other digital providers on Feb. 7, released last week to Christian AC radio. Moriah embarked on an extensive radio tour, visiting stations across the country over six weeks, introducing the song to station programmers. Her message, song and vibrant personality were well received, with in incredible 23 stations adding the single out-of-the-box.

Jeff Cruz, program director at WMHK-FM in Columbia, S.C., comments, ìThis song is a mega hit. I never, never, never, never, say this on my first listen of anything, but DANG! What a great song!î

Moriah explains the songís meaning: ìItís the song that represents who Iím called to be, not only as an artist, but as a daughter of Christ. Iím called to be bold. Iím called to be strong, and Iím called to be outspoken about who God is and what Heís done in my life.î

Moriah has taken that calling on the road, currently appearing on 26 ìRock & Worship Roadshowî arena dates, where she is giving away the single free to concert goers. The tour, which additionally features MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, Disciple, and others, kicked off late January and runs through mid-March.

Visit www.therockandworshiproadshow.com for a complete list of tour dates. Additionally, Moriah has been asked to join headliner, multi-platinum-selling artist MercyMe on its spring 2012 tour slated to begin in April. Additional details are forthcoming.

To learn more about Moriah Peters, visit: www.moriahpeters.com. Also, follow Moriah on Twitter at twitter.com/moriahmusic.

About Moriah Peters:
Raised in Chino, Calif., Moriah Peters grew up singing in church. As a teenager she auditioned for ìAmerican Idolî which opened doors to relationships that resulted in a recording contract with Provident Music Group.

Since then, she has been featured as the singing voice of ìVanna Bananaî in VeggieTalesÆ: Princess and the Pop Star DVD, its companion CD, VeggieTales: Songs for a Princess and has released her debut project, I Choose Jesus, (April 17, 2012) on which she co-wrote nine of the 10 tracks.

In support of her debut she was selected to tour alongside MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Lecrae on the 26-City ìRock & Worship Roadshowî arena tour in 2012. Since February 2012, she has performed before a cumulative live audience of more than 350,000 and will continue to tour through Spring 2013 alongside artists including Rhett Walker Band, Kutless, Tenth Avenue North and For King & Country.

Moriah, also a Grand Canyon University college student, has received impressive media coverage including selection as one of Rhapsodyís ìTop 25 Notable New Acts,î a cover feature in Collegiate Magazine, a feature in EC Magazine, OnCourse Magazine, Baptist Press, All Access Music Group, Gospel Music Channel, Denver Post, DevoíZine and Focus on the Family publications plus a performance on at Crystal Cathedral.

Most recently, Moriahís Spanish version of ìGlowî (ìBrillaî) was featured in a National Target commercial and also on Telemundo.

For more information on Moriah Peters, visit: www.moriahpeters.com, www.facebook.com/moriahmusic, www.twitter.com/moriahpeters or www.providentpress.com.

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