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R E L E A S E S 2011 BOOK #5 2011 BOOK #1

May 10th and May 24th 2011


ARTISTS IN ADORATION

15 Worship Songs From Your Favorite Christian Artists Various

Street Date: May 24, 2011 Order Due Date: May 6, 2011 File Under: PWCTXX Genre: Praise & Worship Box Lot: 30

ALBUM OVERVIEW: This 15-song collection features worship songs from your favorite Christian artists and debuts a brand NEW song from Chris August! The compilation also includes praise songs from Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Christy Nockels, Jason Castro, BarlowGirl, Big Daddy Weave, Mark Schultz, Meredith Andrews and many more!

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SELECTIONS: 1. Lead Me To The Cross - Francesca Battistelli 2. Moving All The While - Sidewalk Prophets 3. Forever Reign - Chris August 4. You Are - Jason Castro 5. Only You Remain - Christy Nockels 6. Come As You Are - Pocket Full Of Rocks 7. Word Of God Speak - Big Daddy Weave 8. New Song We Sing - Meredith Andrews 9. Beautiful One - By The Tree 10. Enough - BarlowGirl 11. Mighty Is Our God - Patrick Ryan Clark 12. Closer - Group 1 Crew 13. You Are Good - Point Of Grace 14. Redeemer - Nicole C. Mullen 15. Love Has Come - Mark Schultz

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KISS ME

Songs of Love & Romance Various

Street Date: May 10, 2011 Order Due Date: April 22, 2011 File Under: CPCTXX Genre: Pop/Contemporary Box Lot: 30

ALBUM OVERVIEW: This 12-song compilation features Christian love songs from your favorite Contemporary Christian artists and features the recently gold-certified title cut by Sixpence None The Richer. An added bonus includes a brand NEW version of the song from the male point of view! Perfect for the upcoming wedding season, this CD includes love songs from Francesca Battistelli, Mark Schultz, Selah, Point Of Grace, Chris August and a brand NEW love song from Plumb! SELECTIONS: 1. Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer 2. Loving You Is Easy - Chris August 3. Hundred More Years - Francesca Battistelli 4. Bless The Broken Road - Selah 5. Let’s Just Fall In Love Again - Jason Castro 6. Love Is A Beautiful Thing - Group 1 Crew 7. Beautiful - Plumb 8. 1,000 Miles - Mark Schultz 9. Sunny - Chris Sligh 10. I Just Call You Mine - David Phelps 11. No Changin’ Us - Point Of Grace 12. Kiss Me - Jason Walker

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At first listen to the chart topping (Top 5) Billboard Hot Gospel Songs radio hit and title track “My Heart Says Yes” one might say Troy Sneed has reinvented his traditional praise & worship sound from past radio hits such as “Hallelujah” and “Work It Out” to a milder, more contemporary collection of intimate acoustic performances. However, the melodies on Sneed’s new release are simply the results of this singer, songwriter, musician and GRAMMY nominated producer giving God and the world the best he has to offer. With an extraordinarily pitch perfect falsetto, compared to Maxwell and Robin Thicke by gospel radio programmers nationwide, Troy has created ear candy

KEY SELLING POINTS/MARKETING HIGHLIGHTS • GRAMMY nominated and Stellar Awards winning producer. • Previous title IN DUE SEASON, peaked at #11* on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. RADIO: • “My Heart Says Yes” currently charting Top 5 Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart! t At press time, average weekly radio (BDS) audience is 3.5 million. Projected audience of 5 million by street date! • 1/05/11 - Radio One Frequency News Song of the Week! • 1/10/11 - Radio promo tour start date including live interviews in key markets: Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Richmond and Norfolk VA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Little Rock, AR; Jackson, MS; Columbia, SC and others. • 2/01/11 - Cover/feature story in February’s edition of Frequency Inspirational published by Radio One. • 3/28/11 – Start of MY HEART SAYS YES Mondays free Troy Sneed concerts promoted by gospel radio in key markets: Montgomery, AL; Baton Rouge, LA and others. • 5/9-6/30 - Time buys to run per nationally syndicated radio programs The Yolanda Adams Morning Show and Coco Brother Live. Spot will include the In Stores Now message tagging key retailers. TOUR: • 04/02 – Dorinda Clark Cole Music Conference, Tampa, FL • 04/08 – Pastor George Lee CD Recording, Savannah, GA • 05/02 – “MY HEART SAYS YES” Monday free concert, Baton Rouge, LA • 06/09 – A Family Affair/Sisters of Salt, Columbus, GA • 06/25 – A Gala Celebration, Greenville, NC vMore dates to come

VIDEO: • 4/01/11 - “My Heart Says Yes” concept video and unplugged version serviced to all outlets. • 4/30/11 - Both videos to be posted via YouTube, label/artist sites, social network and entertainment sites to further increase awareness/demand. CHURCH MARKETING: • Multi-city church tour began November 2010 and will continue throughout 2011 with clinics and performances. INTERNET MARKETING: • Black Gospel Promo email blast campaign (received by 160,000+ subscribers). • The Belle Report email blast campaign (received by 100,000+ subscribers). • Social Network campaign – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace etc. • Banner Ads on label/artist, radio, Christian/gospel and mainstream social and entertainment sites.

for the worshipper! Also, Sneed rekindles his gifts of playing piano and guitar displaying a depth that will supremely bless fans, new and old. Sneed pulls on the listener’s heartstrings with an unplugged extended version of the title cut “My Heart Says Yes” as well as unplugged versions of “Glorify The Lord” and “Holy Is The Lamb.” Aware of the large fan base established by the success of his previous up tempo hit (Hallelujah), Sneed offers a similar praise filled tune entitled “Great Jehovah” a fun filled retro reminder of good ‘ole’ gospel music that continues to be the foundation of all music. This new release will have hearts saying YES worldwide!

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1. Washington, DC 2. Atlanta, GA 3. Philadelphia, PA 4. Houston, TX 5. Raleigh-Durham, NC 6. New York, NY 7. Richmond, VA 8. Charlotte, NC 9. Baltimore, MD 10. Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX 11. Chicago, IL 12. Nrflk-Prtsmth-NwpthNws-Hmp, VA 13. Los Angeles, CA 14. Detroit, MI 15. New Orleans, LA 16. Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 17. Memphis, TN 18. Sf-Oklan-San Jose, CA 19. Little Rock, AR 20. Columbus, OH

Great Jehovah My Heart Says Yes Hold On Great And Marvelous Glorify The Lord (unplugged) Holy Is The Lamb (unplugged) My Heart Says Yes (unplugged) Sunshine Give To You My Worship Lift My Hands In Worship (unplugged) Ole School Moment *Track listing may not be complete or in its final sequence.

WEB & SOCIAL SITES: www.troysneed.net www.twitter.com/TroySneed http://apps.facebook.com/ilike/artist/Troy+Sneed www.myspace.com/troysneed www.emtro.com

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ARTIST: Troy Sneed TITLE: My Heart Says Yes CD PKG: Standard Jewel BOX LOT: 30 FILE UNDER: GSMWXX GENRE: Gospel/Modern Worship STREET DATE: May 10, 2011 ORDER DUE DATE: April 22, 2011 HOME TOWN: Jacksonville, FL

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Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story

STREET DATE: 05/10/2011 RUN TIME: 106 MIN RATING: PG FILE UNDER: VHGNXX GENRE: Family PKG: AMARAY

DVD OVERVIEW: A man and his young daughter face almost impossible odds as they struggle to help an injured horse return to the racetrack in this family-friendly drama. Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) is a horse trainer whose career has gone into a bit of a slump, and after years as his own boss, he's signed on to work for Palmer (David Morse), a breeder whose wealth and success has given him a certain degree of arrogance. While Ben has learned to keep his mouth shut around his boss, he forgets himself when one of his favorite horses, Sonador, breaks its leg during an important race. Palmer insists that the horse should be put down on the spot, but Ben doesn't have the heart to kill the animal, especially since his young daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning), is in the stands watching. Ben and Palmer have harsh words with one another, and Ben is fired, but is allowed to take Sonador with him when he leaves. Ben has a hard time convincing anyone that the injured horse has any potential, especially his father, Pop (Kris Kristofferson), a fellow trainer who rarely sees eye to eye with his son. But Cale loves the horse, and Ben believes that Sonador can make a comeback with the right care, and together with stable men Balon (Luis Guzman) and Manolin (Freddy Rodriguez), he sets out to put the filly on the road to recovery. As its subtitle suggests, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story was based on the story of Mariah's Storm, a filly who broke a leg during a race in 1993, but a year later came back to win the Arlington Heights Oaks, and in 1995 won the Turfway Breeder's Cup.

KEY SELLING POINTS:  Dove Approved. Awarded 5 Doves for all ages.  Family Faith and Value Activity Guide Available  Bible Study Guide Available  Featuring the song “Dreamer” from Bethany Dillon To download both guides and other family fun. Please Visit www.dreamer.dreamworks.com/familyfun/

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Lassie

STREET DATE: 05/10/2011 RUN TIME: 95 MIN RATING: PG FILE UNDER: VHGNXX GENRE: Family PKG: AMARAY

DVD OVERVIEW:

KEY SELLING POINTS:  Dove Approved. Awarded 4 Doves for all ages.

The story of an intelligent, heroic collie and his young owner, previously featured in numerous films and a successful 1950s television series, was updated for the 1990s in this family feature. This time, Lassie is determined to help a cynical city boy named Matt (Thomas Guiry), who turns even more resentful when his family relocates to a small town in rural Virginia. Soon after this move, a bright collie enters the family's life and winds up with the name Lassie because of the television show, which Matt's younger sister (Brittany Boyd) watches passionately. Lassie sets out to cheer Matt up and introduce him to the wonders of nature, while also helping the family stand its ground against rich, unpleasant neighbors. There are also run-ins with vicious wild animals and a daring rescue over river rapids, but the main focus remains on the emotional relationship between Matt and the dog, a story that will seem old-fashioned and charming to some viewers while familiar and sentimental to others.

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Taking Chance

STREET DATE: 5/10/2011 RUN TIME: 90 Mins RATING: TV- PG FILE UNDER: VHGNXX GENRE: Drama PKG: AMARAY

DVD OVERVIEW: Based on the true experiences of Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who wrote eloquently of them in a widely circulated 2004 article, Taking Chance is a profoundly emotional look at the military rituals taken to honor its war dead, as represented by a fallen Marine killed in Iraq, Lance Corporal Chance Phelps. Working as a strategic analyst at Marine Corps Base Quantico in VA, Lt. Col. Strobl (Kevin Bacon) learns that Phelps had once lived in his hometown, and volunteers to escort the body to its final resting place in Wyoming. As Strobl journeys across America, he discovers the great diligence and dignity in how the military, and all those involved with preparing and transporting the body, handle their duties. Equally important, he encounters hundreds of people affected by Chances death, a vast majority of whom never knew him. This collective grieving eventually causes Lt. Col. Strobl, a veteran of Desert Storm now assigned to office duty, to probe his own guilt about not re-deploying to Iraq for the current conflict. Arriving in Wyoming, Lt. Col. Strobl completes his catharsis when he encounters Chances gracious family and friends, and discovers an extraordinary outpouring of community support.

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“Although this is a meticulous, deliberate, wellpaced movie, it grips the audience’s attention at all times. There are many moments that elicit tears, patriotism, and fears. TAKING CHANCE is a deeply psychological drama that eventually comes down on the side of God and country. In fact, throughout the movie, there are deliberate signs of faith, from the airline attendant who blesses Mike and gives him a cross, to distinct mentions of prayer, courage, valor, and Heaven. Yet TAKING CHANCE is not an evangelistic movie. Nor does it fit a typical generic formulation or classification. It is really a journey of the soul that we recommend everyone should take.” – Movieguide

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Medleys for Blended Worship 10 Contemporary Arrangements of Praise Songs with Hymns Arr. Carol Tornquist This distinctive collection provides a valuable resource for pianists who want to play familiar hymn tunes in a tasteful and new style in addition to current praise songs recognizable to most congregations. Approximate performance times and optional segues are included. Book 1 Titles: Amazing Love (My Lord, What Love Is This) with What Wondrous Love Is This • Beautiful One with O Come, Let Us Adore Him • Forever with Great Is Thy Faithfulness • How Deep the Father’s Love for Us with I Stand Amazed in the Presence • Indescribable with Morning Has Broken • and more. Early Advanced | 038081389714 | $14.99

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Praise Classics 12 Artistic Arrangements of Timeless Praise and Worship Songs Arr. Mark Hayes The inspiring arrangements in this collection of well-known praise and worship songs are artistic, yet remain faithful to the essence of each piece. Some optional transitions between arrangements are included, as well as approximate performance times. Titles: Great Is the Lord • How Majestic Is Your Name • Thy Word • Isn’t He • As the Deer • Holy Ground • Spirit Song • I Love You, Lord • There Is a Redeemer • Shine, Jesus, Shine • Majesty • Bind Us Together. Advanced | 038081374956 | $12.99

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Book #5 2011