Best-selling music trio Phillips, Craig & Dean ushers in this holiday season with its second Christmas release, Hope For All the World, Oct. 1. The album combines both original songs and classics for a timeless Christmas recording guaranteed to be a holiday favorite.
Hope For All the World is a fitting title for Phillips, Craig & Dean’s latest offering. Given their individual roles as both musicians and full-time senior pastors, Randy, Shawn and Dan have a unique perspective from which to create and record. Interfacing daily with their congregants, they experience firsthand the struggles people face and the difference faith makes. This project celebrates that faith in a way that offers hope and points to the Gospel.
“The Christmas season trumpets one amazing message through the vocal chords of a tiny baby…hope,” says Randy Phillips. “Hope for the hurting, hope for the alienated, hope for the empty, hope for the discouraged, hope for the purposelessness. Because of Christmas and the main character in the straw, we can be reconciled to God, freed from guilt, and full of purpose.”
Hope For All the World features 11 songs, including the group’s take on traditional carols like “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings,” “The First Noel,” and “Jingle Bells (Duck Mix).” Also on the CD are brand new tracks like “For All the World,” “A Night of Hope,” and “God Bless Us,” among others.
The album’s singles, “Born Is The King (It’s Christmas)” will begin vying for adds at Christian radio in November. Phillips, Craig & Dean will also perform selections from Hope For All the World on tour throughout the month of December. A list of Christmas tour dates follows this release. Visit: www.phillipscraiganddean.com for a complete list of tour dates.
About Phillips, Craig & Dean:
Since forming more than 20 years ago, Fair Trade Services’ Phillips, Craig & Dean has released 13 albums, garnered 22 No. 1 radio hits, sold nearly three million records, won two GMA Dove Awards (with 10 nominations), including Inspirational Album of the Year for its 2009 release, Fearless. The trio’s 12th studio album, Breathe In, released on March 13, 2012.
For more information on Phillips, Craig & Dean, visit: www.phillipscraiganddean.com.
Phillips, Craig & Dean Christmas tour dates
12/1 – Brooklyn, NY
12/5 – Grand Rapids, MI
12/6 – Flint, MI
12/12 – Kansas City, KS
12/13 – Elkhart, IN
12/19 – Baltimore, MD
12/20 – Atlanta, GA