Ardent Records signature-voiced male vocalist, Todd Agnew, recently exceeded 150,000 in sales with his critically acclaimed 2003 national debut, Grace Like Rain.
John Fry, President, Ardent Records comments, "Todd continues to be used by God in amazing ways. The integrity of his ministry and the authenticity of his music are unique and inspiring. He is truly deserving of the continued acceptance and recognition that the public and the industry have bestowed."
Recently headlining World Vision's "In the Name of Love Tour" and traversing the nation as a special guest on the Newsboys and Rebecca St. James' Adoration Tour, on February 3, Agnew will launch the Absolute Modern Worship Tour with Big Daddy Weave and Exit East. The tour hits such cities as Birmingham, AL; Jackson, MS; Detroit, MI; Springfield, MO and others.
Preparing to launch his highly anticipated sophomore album later this spring, Agnew's Grace Like Rain continues to garner national applause through solid sales and airplay.
"Everything from radio, touring, retail, press's working together with Todd's extraordinary musical and ministry giftings for optimal impact,"continues manager Vince Wilcox, Vanliere-Wilcox.
The kind of momentum that Todd has generated in 18 months since his Ardent debut reminds us of the kind of "out-of-the-box" attraction that dc talk got at their indie label. Last year, Todd received four Dove nominations and we hope that this year he will again be recognized for excellence.
Grace Like Rain features two consecutive No. 1 singles including "This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song)," which claimed the No. 1 position on R&R's Christian CHR chart for seven consecutive weeks in 2003 and captured a Dove nod last year for "Rock Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year." The title cut, "Grace Like Rain," was Todd's second hit that clutched the No. 1 spot on R&R's Christian CHR chart for five consecutive weeks in 2004 and further obtained extensive spins at Rock, AC and INSP radio.
For more information, visit www.ardentrecords.com or www.toddagnew.com