|‘Son of God’ album features Dove Award-winning artist roster|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Monday, 23 December 2013 04:29 PM EST|
Word Entertainment is partnering with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and their production company LightWorkers Media to release SON OF GOD: Music Inspired by the Epic Motion Picture on Dec. 26. The 12-song collection, a musical companion to the Twentieth Century Fox feature film Son of God due out Feb. 28, features music by top Christian artists, including Chris August, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Everfound, For King & Country, Love & The Outcome, Point of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Group 1 Crew.
Artists included on the album have a combined total of 45 No. 1 hits and 25 Dove Awards. Also included on the compilation is “Oh, Son of God,” a brand-new song by GRAMMY-nominated, Dove-Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli.
“We are incredibly honored that Roma and Mark have partnered with our Word family on the music-inspired-by CDs to The Bible miniseries and now the motion picture ‘Son of God,’ ” said Rod Riley, Word Entertainment’s president and CEO. “Our artists’ songs, from For King & Country’s ‘Baby Boy’ to the final song on the project, Meredith Andrews’ ‘The Gospel Changes Everything,’ so beautifully complement the telling of Jesus’ life, it made perfect sense to pair them with the motion picture.”
Downey and Burnett brought the 10-hour miniseries The Bible to television audiences on the History Channel. It became the top entertainment telecast of the year, received three Emmy Award nominations and has been viewed by more than 100 million people to date.