John Schlitt, Jean Watson and Phil Keaggy: Perform on CTN
Award-winning recording artists John Schlitt, Jean Watson and Phil Keaggy are set to be guests on tomorrow's special Christmas edition of Christian Television Network's (CTN) Bridges tomorrow, reports McCain & Co. Public Relations.
Watson will perform Celtic-infused Christmas music from her recently-released Christmas project Christmas... Not The Way It Seems. Produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Billy Smiley, the 11-song collection of angelic and classic Christmas favorites also features the talents of legendary Gospel Music Hall of Famer and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy, who will perform with Watson on Bridges.
Schlitt will perform music from his first-ever holiday CD. The Christmas Project, produced by Dan Needham, rocks with the unmistakable John Schlitt style that legions of fans have come to know and love.
In addition to their performances, Schlitt and Watson will be interviewed by host Monica Schmelter.
The special Christmas edition of Bridges will air nationally tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. CT and 3:30 p.m. ET. For a list of stations airing Bridges, visit ctnonline.com/affiliate-stations.html. The show will be aired locally in Nashville on WHTN on Wednesday, December 24.
About CTN's Bridges:
Hosted by Monica Schmelter, Bridges reaches today's men and women with the message of faith and hope. Bridges goes beyond the convention of TV "talk and magazine" shows by going to the root of today's challenges and issues. Bridges embraces a biblical world-view and works to mend the brokenness of contemporary culture by building connections between God and people. For more information, visit ctnonline.com.
About John Schlitt:
For more than three decades, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar musical career as a solo artist, as the lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time, and as the former lead singer for popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy Awards. Named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com, Schlitt "remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone," according to the website.
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During the last several years, the legendary vocalist's busy schedule has included appearances on The Mike Huckabee Show, 700 Club Interactive, TBN's Praise the Lord, 100 Huntley Street, Cornerstone TV's Focus Four, Jay Sekulow Live! and more.
Watson, who resides in Michigan, enjoys a large fan base across the U.S. and throughout the United Kingdom. She also hosts a daily inspirational radio show, Jean Watson, which airs across Ireland. Watson will feature all of the tracks from her new CD on her radio show in November and December.
Watson's appearance on Bridges is the latest stop on a media tour to promote Christmas...Not The Way It Seems. She recently performed on TBN's Praise the Lord, Cornerstone TV's Real Life, LeSea TV's The Harvest Show, and upcoming appearances include CBN's The 700 Club, Campus Crusade for Christ radio, upcoming special Christmas music on Cornerstone Television Network and more.
Christmas...Not The Way It Seems was released by Shadowlands Music in October 2014. For more information on Watson or Christmas...Not The Way It Seems, visit jeanwatson.com or like on Facebook at Facebook.com/JeanWatsonMusic.
About Phil Keaggy:
One of the world's most beloved musicians, Keaggy's solo career has spanned 40+ years and has included more than 50 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, as well as three releases with his band, Glass Harp.
Widely recognized for his phenomenal guitar playing as well as his vocal and songwriting prowess, he has received numerous accolades and awards for his music, including seven Dove Awards and a Grammy nomination. Keaggy was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and was named one of the Top 10 best rock singers in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com in 2009. In 2013, Keaggy received the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award in recognition of his outstanding career achievements. In addition, Rolling Stone has named him one of the "25 Most Underrated Guitarists," alongside Prince, The Beatles' George Harrison, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham.
An accomplished record producer and one of the most sought-after studio guitarists on the planet, Keaggy also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock & roll to fully-orchestrated instrumental compositions.