NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 11, 2015) -Internationally acclaimed Shadowlands recording artist Jean Watson recently attended the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention, which was held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
During the event, Watson met with media and industry leaders to discuss her upcoming CD, Overcome. The award-winning artist connected with longtime friends as well as new ones, including
Saturday Night Live
Jackson. Watson interviewed and met with such influential outlets as CRU (Campus Crusade For Christ), New Life FM and The Babbie Mason Show, among others.
"I am so thankful I was able to attend NRB this year," says Watson. "What a blessing to connect with so many people who have a heart to communicate the love of God to the world! It was great to be able to share my story and music with people from all over the country in one place."Overcome, Watson's 7th full-length album, is slated to release this summer. The new project features an abundance of Celtic-infused violin, Watson's signature haunting vocals, and the special treat of stellar fret-work from master guitarist Phil Keaggy.
"I chose Overcome as the title of my new CD because it truly reflects the joyful place I'm in right now in life," explains Watson. "The songs on this project speak of overcoming through the power of God's love. The arrangements are energetic and fresh, and Phil Keaggy's guitar playing is simply amazing! I hope this new music is as encouraging and fun to listen to as it was for me to make!"
Classically trained violinist Jean Watson began her career as a Christian recording artist after having experienced the depths of brokenness and depression, and it was her own brokenness that has infused her music with such beauty and compassion.
Overcome will be her seventh album since 2003. She has been honored four times as the Best Female Praise and Worship Artist USA by the UK Christian Music Alliance.
Watson can be heard worldwide on UCB Radio Ireland where she hosts a daily inspirational radio program,Jean Watson, which she records from her Michigan home studio. Watson has logged thousands of miles traveling to perform in churches, prisons, coffee houses, homeless shelters and concert halls. When she is not on the road, she plays violin in the Kalamazoo, Mich., Symphony.
Watson is a newlywed, having recently married Mark Roberts, a chaplain in the United States Air Force. She lives in Lawton, Mich., and has four children: Charlie, Andrew, Grace, Katharine, daughter-in-law Emily, and grandson Chase.
For more information on Watson and Overcome, visit jeanwatson.com or like on Facebook atFacebook.com/JeanWatsonMusic.
About NRB:The annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB) is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2015 was held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. For more information, visit nrb.org.