The Warner Bros. Records Christian Division announced the addition of GlassByrd, a contemporary pop band, to its Word Records roster. Lead by Marc Byrd and Christian Glass, GlassByrd will debut on February 11, 2003 with the project, Open Wide This Window.
"We are so excited to have GlassByrd as a part of our family," comments Barry Landis, President of Warner Bros. Records Christian Division. "This album has been a favorite of mine since the day I got here."
"The most important thing we have to offer is our hope in the living Christ. Thankfully, Word has given us a creative platform to communicate this truth," says Christine, while Marc adds, "To have an outlet for expression is such a rare gift. Having worked in many facets of Christian music-artist, songwriter, producer, etc..., I feel confident in those around us who have embraced our vision for this group."
Co-produced by Byrd and Steve Hindalong, the album hopes to bring the listener to a place of worship and meditation, providing a praise-filled journey of contemporary songs about God’s love.
"We are pleased to offer this record to the Body. We have spent the majority of our careers as artists in the more underground alternative scene, making music for a small group of people. Our desire is that this record will offer genuine hope to all who hear it," explains Christine.
Marc Byrd is most widely known for authoring the song, “God of Wonders.” He was nominated in both 2001 and 2002 for the Songwriter of the year. He has released over 10 radio hits this year alone, and produced the first two City On A Hill projects. He is currently producing the new album from Sonicflood.
Glass also has an abundant history in the Christian music world. Releasing two renown solo projects, Human and Love and Poverty, and penning songs for other Christian artists as well, Christine’s vocals could be heard in many contemporary albums. She is featured in Audio Adrenaline and Andy Hunter’s albums as well.
GlassByrd has already had several songs appear on modern worship compilations Eterne, Our God of Wonders, and Traveling Light, raising anticipation of the band's debut album.
By Pauline J.