The long-awaited sophomore effort from Curb recording artist Nate Sallie, Ruined For Ordinary, is slated to bow Tuesday. Produced by Bernie Herms for SoulFuel Productions, the project is a reflection of the dramatic spiritual transformation Sallie has undergone during the past two years.
Ruined For Ordinary features 11 tracks, all written or co-written by Sallie, including three selections co-penned with his pastor, Dale Evrist. The project also contains an unplugged bonus cut, “Sing Through Me,” which was written and produced by Sallie. Highlights of Ruined For Ordinary include “Breakthrough,” “Holy Spirit,” “Look At Me Now,” “Undercover Belief,” and the emphatic title-cut, Sallie’s declaration to reject anything less than the abundant life found in a personal relationship with Christ.
“As Ruined For Ordinary began to take shape, I came to the realization that it was not me who was doing the molding,” says Sallie. “The Creator had a different blueprint for His musical offerings. Total surrender, combined with unbroken communion with Christ, allowed me access to the deepest well of words and worship available to the starving artist—and I was a starving artist!”
“Ruined For Ordinary captures the crystal stream that the Lord wants to pour out, in, and through all of us,” he continues. “The voices, lyrics, instruments, and melodies on this recording are the result of a life that was once lost, but is now found; a life that was rearranged and prioritized; and most of all, a life that was and is, ruined for ordinary.”
A 24-minute bonus EP, written and produced entirely by Sallie, will be available exclusively at Family Christian Stores nationwide for a limited time. The Ruined For Ordinary – Inspired Heart Edition contains the special five-song worship EP in addition to the new recording.
In support of Ruined For Ordinary, Sallie is slated to headline a series of Brown Bag Concerts around the country in April. Sponsored by local Christian radio stations, the Brown Bag stops include Dallas; Atlanta; Nashville; Austin, Texas; and Louisville, Kentucky. He has also been a part of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which concludes this month. The tour has played to approximately 250,000 people since beginning in January.
In addition, Sallie’s first book, “Sing Through Me: Songs and Stories Inspired By A Life Ruined For Ordinary!” was recently published and is available for purchase at www.natesallie.com, as well as at his concerts. The book documents Sallie’s life and career path, his recent spiritual awakening, and the stories behind the songs of Ruined For Ordinary.
The album’s first single, “Breakthrough,” was a Top 5 CHR hit, while the current single, “Holy Spirit,” has been serviced to Christian AC and CHR formats.
Ruined For Ordinary will be distributed by Word Distribution.
For further information, visit www.natesallie.com, www.curb.com
Author: Emily Kohl
Date: 20 March 2007