Lauren Daigle – 3 Dove Awards and #1 Single

FROM CENTRICITY MUSIC:

 Daigle performs at 46th Annual Dove Awards Photo Credit: Jamie Gilliam

Daigle performs at 46th Annual Dove Awards
Photo Credit: Jamie Gilliam

 

Nashville, Tenn. (October 14, 2015) —- It was an incredible evening for Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle at the taping of the 46th Annual Dove Awards that will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Sunday, October 18, 9:00 pm CST. The talented singer/songwriter won three prestigious awards including New Artist of the YearSong of the Year (“How Can It Be”) and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year (“How Can It Be”). The triple win also earned Daigle the honor of being one of the top award winners at last night’s show. This is a remarkable achievement considering that Daigle’s debut album, How Can It Be, released April 2015.

Daigle was also a sought after interview on the Dove Awards red carpet that included interviews with WKRN-TV/ABC (live feed), WTVF-TV/CBS, RFD-TV, Juce TV, Salem Music Network and CCM Magazine, which will feature Daigle as the cover artist on the November 1st issue.

“What a night! I’m completely in awe of how graciously the industry welcomed me,” says Daigle.  “Many people find themselves in a lifelong search for just one person to believe in them and in their art. Last night was a clear representation of an industry that is championing me on. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to represent a God full of mercy and love that He would not only allow us the ability to create, but also to be rewarded for obedience. Thank you to everyone who played a part in believing in ‘How Can It Be’ and the heart behind the music.”

 Daigle with her three Dove Awards for New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year – Photo Credit: Getty Images

Daigle with her three Dove Awards for New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year – Photo Credit: Getty Images

Daigle had another major career achievement this week, as her second single, “First,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart (NCA). This is the first NCA No. 1 song for Daigle and the first chart-topping single for her label, Centricity Music. Lauren’s debut single, “How Can It Be” peaked at No. 6 on the NCA chart in March 2015. Daigle also has become a video favorite with her reaching 27 million views on You Tube.

“What a special week in the continuing journey for Lauren Daigle. To land her first No.1 single was a huge achievement for her and the radio team. To have the radio community embrace Lauren with open arms is so rewarding.” states Steve Ford, General Manager, Centricity Music. “Then to have the Christian music community do the same with three Dove Awards is beyond overwhelming.”

Daigle currently is on tour with Casting Crowns Thrive Tour that will run through November, followed by the Chris Tomlin ADORE Christmas Tour in December.  For continued updates on Daigle please visit www.laurendaigle.comwww.facebook.com/laurendaiglemusic,  www.twitter.com/lauren_daigle.

55 Promotion

55 Promotion

55 Promotion is an independent company dedicated to promoting music to Christian radio via long-term, trusted relationships with Program Directors and Music Directors all across the United States. Josh Lauritch began his career in Christian radio in 2003 at Salem Communications 105.3 The Fish in Milwaukee, WI in 2003 where he served as promotions director, mid-day host and assistant program director. In 2006, he moved his family to Nashville, TN where he worked as Manager of National Promotion at EMI CMG (Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, sixstepsrecords). During Lauritch's time at EMI, he was responsible for promoting the music of Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Passion, Britt Nicole, TobyMac, Mandisa, Matthew West, Switchfoot, Josh Wilson and many others to Christian radio. During his tenure at EMI CMG, he worked seventeen (17) #1 songs to Christian AC and Hot AC/CHR along with multiple Top 5 and Top 10 songs at each format. Following his initial stint in radio promotion, Lauritch served as Director of Brand Management for Word Entertainment from 2010-2013 where he launched the careers of 2-time Grammy Award winner for KING & COUNTRY, Dara Maclean and Everfound. In addition to breaking these new artists at the format, Lauritch led on-going marketing and brand management initiatives for Group 1 Crew, NEEDTOBREATHE, BarlowGirl, Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro. In 2013, Josh Lauritch founded an artist management company called 55 MGMT where he oversaw the careers of Britt Nicole, Sarah Reeves, Erik Nieder and Kaleidoscope. Lauritch also provided consulting services for Method Management (Matthew West, Josh Wilson, Everfound and All Things New) and Smallbone Management (for KING & COUNTRY) from 2014-2015.