Monday, March 31, 2008

Solo Artist Wayburn Dean Soars to Christian's Top 5 -- Again

Solo Artist Wayburn Dean Soars to Christian's Top 5 -- Again

Dean's New Release 'Through The Rain' Sets Record Pace and Blazes Trail in Indie Market

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- Wayburn Dean's rapid success with his fourth solo single, Through The Rain proves again that there has never been a better time to be an independent musician. During the first week of release the song tied as the "Most Added" song with multi-million selling artist Stephen Curtis Chapman on the Radio & Records Soft AC/Inspirational chart. In one week alone, the song jumped from 16 to number five and has since been picked up by three of the largest Christian bookstore outlets across the nation, including Lifeway Christian Stores, Parable Christian Stores, and Family Christian Stores.

"There's no doubt that Wayburn Dean is a pioneer of this growing independent Christian music movement. Over the past few years, he has become the most played independent artist on Christian radio," says Wendell Gafford, CEO of Creative Promotions and radio veteran. "Success of independent artists like Dean is creating a shift in the music industry, and Through The Rain is one of many songs ushering in a trend that has big name labels reassessing the way they do business."

Dean's vision with the CD was to inspire listeners on a deeper level with a fresh new sound. Over 350 stations throughout the country are playing Through The Rain, with an estimated audience of well over a million listeners. The CD features 10 songs including What Will Be Your Legacy, a poignant reminder that we all have an individual journey, but only one chance to write a lasting story.

Individuals interested in learning more can visit direct. Downloads are also available through iTunes and Walmart music downloads.

Wayburn Dean was lead singer of the award-winning and multi-platinum group Acappella. After receiving Dove and Grammy nominations and the Rubel Lifetime Achievement Award, Dean ventured out on his own in 2001 as a solo artist. His second release, Immeasurable quickly garnered three Top 10 Singles and has been picked up for distribution in Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Borders, Tower Records and other mainstream stores nationwide.

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