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1/17/2012 - Nathan Tasker Named Artist of the Year by Australian Christian Radio
Acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter and eOne recording artist Nathan Tasker has been named 2011 Artist of the Year by The Rock Across Australia (TRAA), Australia’s official national Christian music charts. Tasker’s “Something Beautiful (Grace)” and “Love Is The Compass” earned the #5 and #6 positions, respectively, on the 2011 TRAA Top 100 Songs chart, making him the most played Christian artist of 2011, and the only artist with two songs in the top 10.
Tasker was previously named TRAA’s Artist of the Year in 2006, the same year his single, “Like You Love Me,” garnered Song of the Year honors. Other recent Artist of the Year honorees have included Newsboys and Brandon Heath.
“I am so grateful to be awarded Artist of the Year for 2011,” Tasker said. “My great friends at Australian Christian radio, and all the listeners, have continually supported my music through the years, and to be able to experience this level of success in my home country is extremely humbling and exciting.”
“Something Beautiful (Grace)” and “Love Is The Compass” are featured on Tasker’s highly acclaimed eOne recording Home. Produced by Charlie Peacock, Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp and Tasker—who co-wrote 10 of the project’s 11 selections—Home released last May and marked the artist’s official stateside debut.
TRAA’s annual airplay accolades recognize the artist or group gaining the most airplay on Australian Christian radio, plus the individual song generating the most airplay. Published by Woodlands Media, TRAA compiles its weekly charts aggregating high rotation activity (derived from playlist reports and airplay monitoring) from more than 20 stations in capital cities and regional markets.
Tasker is currently performing concerts in Australia, before returning to the US later this month to kick-off his 2012 stateside touring schedule.
5/24/2011 - Nathan Tasker Celebrates US Debut, Home
Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Nathan Tasker’s eOne Christian Music debut, Home, released to critical acclaim last week. In celebration of the project, “An Evening With Nathan Tasker” was held on release day. Hosted by album co-producer Charlie Peacock at his Art House Nashville, the event featured special appearances from Plumb, Bebo Norman and Keith Getty, and was streamed live by www.JesusFreakHideout.com.
ChristianityToday.com calls Home “...timeless coffeehouse pop with innovative instrumental variety and introspective songwriting,” while WatchGMCtv.com says the project boasts “...a melodic pop sound, cozy vocals and an all-star production team...” In addition, JesusFreakHideout.com lauds Home as “...a different sort of album for the summer: relaxed, easy listening with a higher purpose in mind.”
Produced by Peacock, Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp and Tasker—who also co-wrote 10 of the project’s 11 selections—Home is Tasker’s fourth studio recording and first U.S. release. Highlights of the project include the debut single “Something Beautiful,” “Love Is The Compass,” “Eternity (What We Were Made For),” “Beautiful Again,” and the title-cut, among other selections.
One of Australia’s leading Christian recording artists, Tasker has three best-selling albums, a string of #1 singles and numerous accolades to his credit. Now living in the U.S., he was named among "2011: New Artists to Watch” by Gospel Music Channel’s watchGMCtv.com, and was featured at this year’s National Religious Broadcasters Convention and Evangelical Press Association Convention, in addition to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall earlier this month.
eOne Christian Music is dedicated to the support of culturally-relevant and ministry-focused artists. Established in 2005, the Christian division of eOne Music is fast becoming an emerging voice in Christian music with a roster including Avalon, Rita Springer, Twila Paris, The Myriad, gospel chart-topper William McDowell and the recent signings of strong emerging talent such as Rush of Fools, Echoing Angels and Nathan Tasker. eOne Christian Music is distinguished by their strong focus on artist development, their commitment to building relationships with artists and their goal to build lasting ministries while making a difference in both the music industry and the global community.
For further information, visit www.nathantasker.com, www.eonechristian.com or www.turningpointpr.com.
5/3/2011 - Top Australian Singer/Songwriter Nathan Tasker Signs Exclusive Recording Agreement with Entertainment One
March 3, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Nathan Tasker has signed an exclusive recording agreement with Entertainment One. Named among "2011: New Artists to Watch” by Gospel Music Channel’s www.watchgmctv.com, Tasker's Entertainment One debut, Home, is slated for release May 17.
“I was instantly captivated by Nathan, his open vulnerabilities and his honest approach to faith,” said Robert Morrison, Vice President, Christian Music, Entertainment One. “It’s an honor to call him friend and I am very excited to be a part of his journey. He is a truly gifted artist in every sense and has a unique ability to reach people where they are.”
"I am so excited about partnering with Entertainment One,” said Tasker. “It’s a blessing to find a label Home so supportive of the vision I have for my music. I am confident this new relationship will allow me to share the music and mission God has placed on my heart with a new audience in the U.S., as well as abroad."
Tasker's stateside debut single, "Something Beautiful," which he co-penned with Ian Eskelin, is now impacting Christian radio formats. The song is also featured among the "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Listening To" selections on iTunes' Christian & Gospel Homepage. In support of "Something Beautiful," Tasker has been visiting radio stations around the country, including recent stops in Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina.
One of Australia’s leading Christian recording artists, Tasker has three best-selling albums, a string of #1 singles and numerous accolades to his credit. Since moving to the United States in 2006, he has continued to perform internationally and was featured on tour last fall with Bebo Norman. Tasker recently headlined a string of concerts in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.
Entertainment One is a leading international company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Benelux, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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