Kerr joins Casting Crowns on 'It's Finally Christmas Tour'
Black River Christian artist and songwriter Hannah Kerr will release her new Christmas LP, "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem
," on Oct. 19.
Produced by Mark Miller, "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem
" features many holiday favorites along with two original songs co-written by Kerr: "Emmanuel," which she wrote with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, as well as the title track co-written with Jason Early.
The 10-song project builds on last year's holiday EP, "Emmanuel," which was touted as "compelling" and "encouraging." It brings a jazz-infused to the Christmas season.
As part of the album's pre-sale, fans can get into the Christmas spirit early and listen to "Winter Wonderland
," which is digitally available now.
Kerr will share many of the songs from "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem
" when she joins Casting Crowns on their "It's Finally Christmas Tour," which kicks off Nov. 29 in Portland, Oregon.
Along with her new Christmas album, Kerr recently released a new song, "Glimpse
." The song was also produced by Miller, who was at the helm of her 2016 debut LP, "Overflow."
Kerr began touring in 2016 and shared the stage with major Christian artists including Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Building 429, Jonny Diaz, Matt Hammitt, as well as for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys and Kari Jobe. Her debut album, "Overflow," which was produced by Sawyer Brown's lead singer and Casting Crowns' producer Miller, has earned more than 16 million streams and features the Top 5 hit co-written by Kerr and recorded by Maher, "Your Love Defends Me"' her top 15 radio hit "Warrior
"; and the top 25 hit "Radiate."
Kerr was named the first ambassador for Youth For Tomorrow
's Jodi McQueen Therapeutic Music & Arts Center and "YFT Heart Beats" campaign.
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. Eventually, 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 Miller's ear, and he affirmed Kerr's calling for a music ministry.