FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NOVEMBER 21, 2016
MADISON LINE RECORDS ANNOUNCES ‘EVERYDAY STAR’
Label’s annual Christmas offering features eclectic mix of old, new
(MEMPHIS, TN) – After years of producing innovative, unexpected Christmas albums, Visible Music College shows no signs of slowing on its fifth anniversary compilation, titled Everyday Star. The album is out next Tuesday, November 29, on Madison Line Records.
"The theme this year is ‘Everyday Star,’ focusing on Jesus coming to this world as an ordinary human, and yet, the most extraordinary gift we’ve ever been given,” says Visible Music College President Ken Steorts. “He is the true star, an Everyday Star.”
While in previous years the compilation has featured student songwriters and bands, this year the record focuses on faculty. It’s a fun change of pace that showcases the college’s deep bench of teaching talent from its Memphis and Chicago campuses, includig Independent Country Music Award winner Jason Lee McKinney and Steorts himself, whose founders’ credits also include Christian rock band Skillet.
Standout tracks on the album include McKinney’s “I Wish I Had a Sleigh,” a Stax-inspired soul tune that combines a classic Christmas feel with a gritty blues guitar groove and that Memphis sound, and Steorts’ “Everyday Star,” a power-pop tinged track that brings the past and present world of rock together under one refrain. The album also features original music by Curtis Wayne Hunt and Nao Lewandowski.
Visible Music College and Madison Line Records bands will tour in support of the release.
A Visible Christmas Volume Five: Everyday Star
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Label: Madison Line Records
Digital: All digital retailers
CD: Madison Line Records Online Store
1. I Wish I Had a Sleigh – Jason Lee McKinney
2. Everyday Star – Ken Steorts
3. Morning Star – Curtis Wayne Hunt
4. Our Freedom – Nao Lewandowski
5. What Child Is This? – Curtis Wayne Hunt
ABOUT VISIBLE MUSIC COLLEGE
Visible Music College trains and equips musicians, technicians, and business professionals in skill and character for effective service in the music industry and the Church. Founded in Memphis in 2000 by Ken Steorts, the college now welcomes students at its downtown Memphis campus, through a partner school, SchallWerkStadt, in Holzen, Germany (Fall 2011), and a Chicagoland campus in Lansing, Illinois (Fall 2014). A teaching site planned for Dallas is tentatively scheduled to open in fall of 2015. While getting a rigorous education in music, music business and music production balanced with equal emphasis on spiritual growth and professional development, Visible students make an impact in campus cities by providing accessible music education through the Visible Community Music School and get real music industry experience through the college’s full-service non-profit record label Madison Line Records. Global, Spiritual, Professional, Academic: learn more at Visible.edu.