Currently on fall tour with Carrollton
Black River Christian's Hannah Kerr announces the Oct. 20 release of her holiday EP, "Emmanuel." The six-song project was produced by Mark Miller and will be available in both digital and physical formats.
"Emmanuel" includes seasonal favorites such as "White Christmas," "O Come O Come Emmanuel," "Breath of Heaven" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," as well as two original songs: "Emmanuel" co-written by Kerr, Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, and "Christmas Eve in Bethlehem," which Kerr wrote with Jason Earley.
Looking forward to sharing new music, Kerr said, "I'm so excited to release this EP! Christmas is my favorite holiday and always such a good reminder of the nearness of our savior. I hope these songs bring peace and joy to everyone who listens to them. I'm praying that we will all be reminded of Emmanuel - our God who was with us on that first Christmas in Bethlehem, and who is with us now."
On tour now, catch Kerr this fall in a city near you on the "Everything or Nothing" Tour with Carrollton.
Before heading out on tour with Carrollton, Kerr visited Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in partnership with Love Your Melon
, a nonprofit program that helps fight against pediatric cancer and provides immediate support for families of children battling cancer. Kerr spent time with many of the children and was able to share a few of her songs with them, including her single "Warrior," continues to impact radio and is currently top 30 on multiple charts. The song is from her debut LP, "Overflow," and is the follow-up single to her top 25 hit "Radiate."
"Overflow" has been streamed over 3 million times. The album's success and Kerr's constant touring has allowed "Warrior" to become a recognizable fan favorite, which has been streamed over 2 million times. The new single, "Warrior
," as well as a pop-infused "Warrior (Battle Cry Remix)
," are available now at all digital retailers and streaming services.
Kerr has toured with such major artists as Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Building 429, Jonny Diaz, and Matt Hammitt, as well as sharing the stage with for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys and Kari Jobe.
Matt Maher's hit single, "Your Love Defends Me," is co-written by Kerr and climbing up the Christian radio charts. Kerr frequently leads worship at contemporary churches across the country as her ministry extends beyond radio and touring. She has been named the 1st Ambassador for Youth For Tomorrow
's Jodi McQueen Therapeutic Music & Arts Center and "YFT Heart Beats" campaign.
Kerr partnered with Love Your Melon
to create limited-edition "Warrior" Love Your Melon beanies.
Kerr began publicly singing at the age of 5 in her hometown church in Buffalo. Even though she grew up in a musical family, she never aspired to become a singer. Kerr's family moved to Nashville, when she was a teenager. She started approaching her musical talents with the heart of a worshipper and started songwriting and performing. One of her recordings caught the ear of Sawyer's Brown lead singer and Casting Crowns producer, Mark Miller, and he affirmed Kerr's calling for a music ministry. She became the flagship artist for Black River Christian.