John Waller, Beach Street Records newest artist, was recently listed among the Top Ten Faces to Watch, according to Billboard magazines 2007 Best Bets issue.
The only Christian artist included in the top-ten list covering all genres of music, Waller is expected to do well and has the backing of other acclaimed artists.
When one of country music's veteran hitmakers and one of the Christian community's most successful artists team up to introduce a new act, expectations run high, notes Deborah Evans Price in Billboard. And singer/songwriter John Waller meets and exceeds those expectations with thoughtful songwriting and a compelling voice.
Waller was discovered by Mark Hall, lead singer of Grammy award-winning worship group Casting Crowns, at a youth rally. Hall was immediately impressed. This led to Wallers signing under Beach Street Records which boasts Casting Crowns as their headliners. Waller now becomes the third artist signed to Beach Street.
Previously the frontman of indie band According to Wayne, the new artist has experience in music. He also currently serves as the worship pastor at Southlink Church in Lone Tree, Colo., and the debut album, The Blessing, actually takes songs that were originally written for his home church.
Wallers CD is scheduled for release on Mar. 6, and it includes a title track in which he sings with Hall. Radio stations are anticipating it to be the albums first single.