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Warren Barfield's Debut Year Includes Big Tours, Hit Singles & Growing Fan Base

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Warren Barfield

Warren Barfield

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Next month will mark one year since Creative Trust Workshop’s Warren Barfield released his self-titled debut CD, which prompted Billboard Magazine to call him a “world-class singer/songwriter on the brink of impacting the world.”

“We’ve seen the beginning of a great music career and journey,” said David Huffman, Chief Operating Officer of Creative Trust, Inc. “Warren’s just beginning to show the depth of his talent and spirit, and already he’s won fans and hearts across the country. He’s the kind of artist that engenders loyalty that lasts years, a difficult accomplishment in this music business.”

Since releasing his album last August, Barfield has spent virtually the entire year on stage, gaining fans and exposure along the way. He’s logged two tour legs with FFH and Big Daddy Weave last fall and again this spring, and he’s recently wrapped up the 30-city Third Day Live tour with special guest tobyMac. The tour, sponsored by World Vision and Chevrolet, was seen by more than 175,000 and was frequently ranked by Billboard and Pollstar as one of the top-grossing tours in the country.

“It was great having Warren on tour with us this year. His passion is infectious! He’s a talented new voice in our industry and we believe his music and his heart will make an impact on Christian Music for a long time,” said Mac Powell of Third Day.

With the Third Day tour over, Barfield is spending the summer playing solo dates and appearing at several of the big Christian music festivals, including KXOJ’s Freedom Live in Oklahoma, KLTY’s Celebrate Freedom Concert, AtlantaFest, Alive Festival in Ohio and Spirit West Coast in California. He will also be performing at Disney’s Night of Joy in September.

On the radio, Barfield’s newest single is the summer feel-good hit, Soak It Up, continues to climb the charts, currently at #12 on CHR and #13 on AC on the Radio & Records charts. Barfield has enjoyed favor all year at Christian radio, scoring three hits to date from the debut album and being dubbed by R &R readers among the year’s best new artists. My Heart Goes Out reached #3 on the AC chart and #5 on the CHR chart this past fall. My Heart Goes Out was the #17 song of the year on the R&R AC year-end chart and the song also garnered him a 2004 Christian Music Award from ASCAP. Mistaken, a song inspired by a story from Messy Spirituality, written by the late Mike Yaconelli, reached top 10 on both charts, and has garnered the most response from fans on the road and on Barfield’s website.

In the studio, Barfield has just finished a tribute recording of Oh Lord You’re Beautiful, the Keith Green classic, for the upcoming CCM Top 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music, Vol. 1, which releases on September 28th. He is also back in the recording studio to begin work on his sophomore project, for which he plans to release in early 2005.

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