Stanfill Signs With sixstepsrecords
Label's first new signing since 2000
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By Kevin Peterson
Sixstepsrecords, home to Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, and Passion, has signed its first new artist since the label’s inception in 2000. Worship leader Kristian Stanfill will join the sixstepsrecords family, releasing his label debut, "Attention," April 21, 2009.
An Atlanta native, Stanfill began playing music at 13, leading worship for his home church throughout high school. After graduating college in 2002, he started leading worship at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga. It was there he met Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords founder and director who, in the fall of 2004, asked Stanfill to lead worship for 7:22, a popular weekly young adult gathering Giglio established in 1995. In 2005, he became actively involved with the Passion movement, first leading a community group at Passion '05, then as a lead worshipper at Passion '06. In 2008 he led at Passion regional conferences in the U.S and on the Passion World Tour. He has also been featured on multiple Passion recorded projects.
"I have had the privilege of working along side Kristian Stanfill for the last five years in settings where his unique voice and passionate heart for God’s fame have emerged in beautiful ways," says Giglio. "Kristian is a clear and distinctive voice in this generation and a great fit within our small sixsteps family. We are excited to have the opportunity to serve him by making the songs God is entrusting to him available to people around the globe."
In support of the April release, Stanfill will debut his new songs on tour with Student Life, a teen ministry organization, beginning late January. The tour is scheduled to visit churches in 10 major cities such as Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Houston, and Oklahoma City through March. Stanfill will also have a presence at radio with his first single, "Beautiful Jesus," going for adds March 6, 2009.