Home
Listen NowPrayerProgramsRequeststhe Manna

On Air Blog

Thursday July 17, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Joy Ride

Do you Pinterest? So do we!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Francesca Battistelli

At only six years old, Francesca was an aspiring actress. She longed to be on Broadway - singing and dancing and acting. Francesca’s passion for life on the stage wasn't all that surprising, given her mom and dad’s extensive theater background. Her parents met when her dad was the assistant conductor for the national tour of “The King and I,” while her mom played Anna, the show's female lead opposite Yul Brynner.

When Francesca was 15, she put her skills to use in an all-girl pop group out of Orlando, just like NSync! But when that gig eventually ended, Francesca says she was thankful for an opportunity to clear her head. “Not long after, I recharged my batteries by going to this youth ministry that I absolutely loved,” Francesca shares. “It was there where the Lord really captured my heart for Christian music. I started playing guitar and really longed to bring something authentic to the scene that even non-Christians could listen to.”

From there, it’s Christian music History! Francesca released her debut My Paper Heart to rave critical reviews and a slew of #1 hits. Her debut album went on to become the first Gold record (Over 500,000 copies sold) debut of a Christian artist in a decade! Now four albums into her career (including a stellar Christmas record), Francesca Battistelli is a Christian radio mainstay, award winner and all around awesome person!

Album: If We’re Honest  

Twitter: @francescamusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

Want More? CLICK HERE  

Video: When The Crazy Kicks In


What artists would you like to hear featured on The Artist of the Day?

JOIN THE TEAM!
Joy 102.5 is a listener supported ministry.  You can be a part of this amazing ministry by supporting us financially. CLICK HERE to learn more!

LISTEN ONLINE
CLICK HERE for Joy 102.5!

Recent Posts


Tags

Todd Agnew Tiffany Lee Avalon Jeremy Camp Amanda Noelle Citizen Way Matt Redman Caleb Rowden New Life Worship Josh Wilson Point Of Grace Salvador Hawk Nelson Moriah Peters Shaun Groves Seth Condrey Sharathon Hearts Of Saints Jenny Simmons Jadon Lavik No Other Name August Rain Daniel Doss Rita Springer Dan Bremnes MIKESCHAIR 7eventh Time Down All Things New Casey Darnell Francesca Battistelli Michael W Smith Andy Cherry Rhett Walker Band Jason Gray Leeland Newsboys The Royal Royal Lauren Daigle Tim Hughes An Epic, No Less Julian Drive Holly Starr Tenth Avenue North The Digital Age Jaci Velasquez Rend Collective Everfound Shane Bowers Luminate Kutless Jonny Diaz Sanctus Real Hillsong The Afters Ellie Holcomb Group 1 Crew Nicole C Mullen Esterlyn Jason Bare Bethany Dillon Phil Wickham Tanner Clark Audio Adrenaline Steven Curtis Chapman About A Mile Kari Jobe NewWorldSon for King & Country Aaron Shust The City Harmonic Relient K Meredith Andrews Downhere Selah St. Patrick's Day The Museum Love & The Outcome Rush of Fools Fellowship Creative Brenton Brown Ashes Remain Casting Crowns Chris August Seventh Day Slumber Lindsay McCaul Matthew West Remedy Drive Nichole Nordeman Colton Dixon Steve Fee Andrew Peterson Dara Maclean Among The Thirsty Tricia Abandon NewSong Heather Williams Jessa Anderson Bethel Beloved 33 Miles Ryan Stevenson One Sonic Society Unspoken Mandisa Needtobreathe JJ Heller Rebecca St. James Chris Tomlin March Gladness Living Anthem Paul Baloche Shawn McDonald Matt Brouwer Jason Ingram Jeremy Riddle Cheri Keaggy Crowder Peter Furler Spoken For Burlap To Cashmere All Sons & Daughters Jason Castro MercyMe Mark Schultz City Harbor FFH Finding Favour Dustin Smith Adie Camp Sidewalk Prophets Big Daddy Weave Rachael Lampa Building 429 Steve & Shawn David Glenn John Waller David Crowder Band Laura Story Christy Nockels Robbie Seay Band Citizens & Saints Power Production Ministries Natalie Grant Passion Third Day Worship Central Phillips, Craig & Dean Jamie Grace Vicky Beeching Kerrie Roberts Plumb Jars of Clay Shane & Shane Addison Road Britt Nicole

Archive

ChurchesFacebookTwitterBlog