|WATERMARK TO RELEASE FINAL ALBUM, A GRATEFUL PEOPLE
13 December 2005
Rocketown recording artists Nathan & Christy Nockels will culminate their recording career as Watermark next year with the March 14 release of A Grateful People and a supporting 18-city, Spring 2006 tour. Recorded live at the couple’s home church, Fellowship Bible in Franklin, Tenn., the night of worship features special guests and Nockels’ friends Chris Tomlin, Point of Grace, Charlie Hall, Shane & Shane and Ed Cash.
Watermark’s Christy Nockels said, ““Nathan and I have loved every part of the Watermark journey... writing, recording, producing, leading worship, concerts, interviews, everything. However, this past year God has made it very clear that we can’t do it all. We want to be available to God and really just in a place of asking Him what is next. God is clearly calling us to close the Watermark chapter of our lives… With A Grateful People, we want to celebrate all that God has allowed us to accomplish through Watermark. Undoubtedly, the most cherished pieces of our journey are the people, and the rich community we’ve found on our path inspired the making of this new CD.”
Rocketown Records founder and Chairman Michael W. Smith said, “Christy Nockels creates space for worship like few artists I've been around. When she sings, it's disarming—you must pay attention. Whether it's 10,000 people at a Passion conference or an intimate gathering, Christy is a worshipper who leads us all. Nathan and Christy are a huge part of the Rocketown Records' story, and my life has been enriched by their love for worship music."
Rocketown Records President Don Donahue added, “Without question, Nathan and Christy Nockels are two of the most talented people in the Christian music community. Our label family has been blessed to be a part of the Watermark journey and to introduce so many fans to the Nockels’ songs. While we’re sad to see this season come to an end, we look forward to see what God does next in their lives, and we’re thrilled to offer A Grateful People as a final, outstanding retrospective.”
The 65-minute CD features new concert recordings of a dozen of the best songs from the couple’s decade of writing and recording together, including “Arise and Be Comforted” and “A Grateful People” from Watermark’s independent days. In addition to the 12 live tracks, A Grateful People also includes two new studio songs: “Light of the World,” the first radio single (going for adds at AC and Inspo stations Jan. 20) and “Elliana’s Song,” a tender mother/daughter tribute written for the couple’s three-year-old daughter.
*Take Me There
*The Glory of Your Name
A Grateful People/Bless the Lord (featuring Chris Tomlin)
*Gloria/Friend for Life
Who Am I (featuring Point of Grace)
*More Than You'll Ever Know
Arise and Be Comforted (featuring Shane & Shane)
*In the Garden (There Is None Like You)
Knees to the Earth
The Purest Place (featuring Ed Cash)
Captivate Us (featuring Charlie Hall)
Light of the World
Bonus: Elliana’s Song
*--Prior No. 1 songs at Christian radio
All songs produced by Nathan Nockels
Dates and cities for the 18-city Spring 2006 farewell tour will be announced soon. For more information on tour dates or A Grateful People, visit www.watermark-online.com
or Rocketown Records
Grammy Award-winner Michael W. Smith and former Reunion Records A&R chief Don Donahue started Rocketown Records in 1996 with the goal of building a label around a foundation of great songs and a family atmosphere. Since its launch, Rocketown has garnered commercial and critical acclaim with more than 2.5 million units sold, more than two dozen No. 1 songs and more than 60 Dove Award nominations.
Source: Rocketown Records
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