Los Angeles, CA. (October 18, 2010) – Artist, Steve Richard, to release his sophomore project, Up To Somethin’, on October 18, 2010 featuring his trademark gritty vocals in an eclectic compilation of inspiring and faith-based country songs.
Breaking out on the music scene in 2007, Steve Richard’s self-titled debut CD quickly established a national fan base. For his exceptional work, Richard received the Inspirational Country Music Award for Best New Artist and was nominated for Male Vocalist Of The Year and Christian Country Song of The Year. The album also yielded the hit “Stomp,” spawning its own video game and “Make It Into Heaven,” which was a Top 5 hit and has seen playing time on mainstream country radio.
He has also garnered two 2010 ICM Award nominations, Entertainer and Christian Country Song for “80 Acre Church.”
With his new 6-song EP, Up to Somethin’, country fans everywhere will rediscover the talent that has already earned Richard a place among Nashville’s best. A “singer’s singer,” Richard has earned the respect of his peers through his compelling voice that resonates with honesty and holds an edgy intensity, drawing listeners into his songs and conveying a deep faith.
Up To Somethin’ is a well rounded collection of tunes that echo Richard’s values and his deep faith, yet also richly reflect the diverse musical influences that have shaped his artistry, making his sound unique – and a fresh message for multiple genres. Richard explains, “I just do this hard-driving, rockin’ country music and I have a little bluesy thing going on too, so it’s a little different for some of the audiences, but its where my heart & my message is.”
On the Up To Somethin’ album, Steve Richard inspires listeners by putting a uniquely charismatic country/rock spin on his deep and meaningful words. Several of the standout hit tracks include “Invisible Hand,” a poignant song about God’s sovereignty and a catchy summer tune, which is already gaining traction on Christian radio! Additionally, songs “Heaven’s Up to Something” and “I Ain’t Givin’ Up on Jesus” have already been dubbed as soulful country hits, while the picturesque “80 Acre Church,” which paints a vivid image and life story of a farmer and an outdoor cathedral, is finding fans on both mainstream and country radio.
Richard’s single “80 Acre Church” continues to climb the radio charts and he is currently touring the country visiting radio stations nationwide.
Richard’s motivation stems from his own rediscovery of Christ, leading him back to a righteous path. Steve Richard knows the true healing power of music and feels a passionate internal call to shine a light for those battling the darkness he once faced. He spreads what he learned from his redemption, by interweaving Christianity and his deep passion in music with his own voice. “I have a big audience to reach that needs to hear that they can change their life in a way that is really going to help them, because so many of them are often going through lots of trouble and pain and my hope is to offer them something that will help bring healing to them all,” said Steve.
Singing about love and the power of faith & God, Steve Richard has produced a collection of exceptionally inspired songs that resonate with people of all faiths and fans of all music genres.
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