Acclaimed CCM/Gospel Artist Releases Sixth Project, Home; Competes on NBC Reality Program “The Voice”
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 10, 2012–Celebrated vocalist and worship leader Anthony Evans is back in the national spotlight with his latest studio release, Home (3/6/12), and recent stint on NBC’s hit singing competition, “The Voice.”
Produced by Evans, GRAMMY Award-winning producer Shaun Martin (Kirk Franklin), and Richie Pena (Natalie Grant, Babyface), Home was inspired by Evans’ decision to move ‘home’ to Dallas, where he could aid his father, Dr. Tony Evans, in ministry and be closer to family. The result is an offering of soulfully arranged worship standards and original anthems, performed with passion and power.
“Home is a true expression of where I am creatively,” says Evans. “From the songs to the musicians to where I actually recorded the record, I wanted to make sure that it felt connected and unaffected. I believe it’s my best work to date.”
In addition to a new record, Evans recently had the opportunity to showcase his talent on season two of blockbuster vocal competition, “The Voice.” During the blind audition, coach Christina Aguilera selected Evans to be part of her team and thus compete, under Aguilera’s mentorship, for a shot at the grand prize, a recording contract. Evans made it as far as the battle round, where he was eliminated after singing Alicia Key’s “If I Ain’t Got You.” His performance, however, generated massive buzz and has already received nearly two million combined YouTube hits. View the performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GqqjVXhfMU.
He comments on his experience, “Many people have asked me why I would do a show like ‘The Voice.’ Jeremy Camp once challenged me to think outside of the box, try something new, and I am so glad I listened to him. The experience of working with my coach Christina and mentor Jewel literally changed the way I view my ministry. Christina challenged me to be true to my heart’s desires and to consider myself a trail blazer. Jewel said something that I will never forget: ‘Anthony, being a Christian artist is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to who you are.’ I’m very thankful for my time in Hollywood, and I cherish my relationships from the show.”
Evans will maintain his visibility performing nationwide at upcoming concert events and conferences, including the “2012 Man Up Conference & Concert Finale” at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on April 13-14 as well as LifeWay’s nationwide simulcast event “Going Beyond,” featuring Evans’ sister, Priscilla Shirer, May 4-5. For a complete tour itinerary, visit: http://anthony-evans.com/tour.
About Anthony Evans
In 2001 Christian music gained a new voice when legendary innovator Kirk Franklin asked Anthony Evans to join his ministry. Evans harmonized with his mentor and friend for four extraordinary years before embarking on a solo career that has produced six major studio projects; Even More, Letting Go, The Bridge, What Christmas Means, Undisguised, and the highly-anticipated 2012 release, Home.
A much-sought-after worship leader, Evans has garnered invitations across the spectrum from Franklin Graham events to The National Worship Leader’s Conference. As a live performer, he has shared the stage with such talents as Yolanda Adams, David Phelps, FFH and Natalie Grant. And as a composer/ artist, Evans’ crossover music has vibrated both the doors of the church and ventured beyond.