Recording artist and songwriter Chris Renzema announces the April 24 release of his sophomore, full-length album and Centricity Music debut, Let The Ground Rest. Available to pre-order / add / save now, the album’s first single and opening track, 'Springtime', is at digital retail and streaming outlets globally now.
With more than 35 million audio streams of his first album, I’ll Be The Branches, over one million Spotify track saves over the last 12 months and Pandora naming him a 2020 “Artist to Watch,” Renzema’s acoustic, soul-stirring songs shift seamlessly from indie rock to folk worship to Americana; gritty but accessible, profound but listenable. His voice and lyrics cut to the bone as he sings about a hope that slices through life’s inevitability, echoing the universality of both pain and praise.
“The heartbeat of whole album is the idea that growth comes from periods of rest, of barrenness. It’s a process to see winter move to spring,” conveys Renzema, reflecting on the theme behind Let The Ground Rest and first song he ever co-wrote, “Springtime,” written with Hank Bentley. “It’s a process to exist, to learn and understand God’s love. While His love is not seasonal, we go through seasons as we understand and experience it. Spring is not spring without winter, and that process is a good thing.”
With a groundswell of support from listeners flocking to his authenticity and messages of real-life hope, Renzema’s momentum continues to build with over 700,000 listeners streaming his music monthly and thousands more experiencing his music live.
Following his first headline club tour that sold out venues coast-to-coast, Renzema embarks on his “The Boxer and The Bear 2.0 Tour” beginning in Memphis, Feb. 20, and hitting 27-cities in 18 states before wrapping up April 5 in Nashville. Remarkably, 40 percent of all available tickets to this upcoming tour are already sold with events in Denver, CO, Ames, IA and Grand Rapids, MI completely sold out.