Nashville, TN —– Centricity Music’s Aaron Shust has ended an incredible run at #1 on five charts with his hit single, My Hope Is In You.
This marks the first week since September 19, 2011 that the song has not been #1 on a Christian music chart. Besides being a mega-hit for Shust, the single marks the first #1 at AC Radio for Centricity Music. Here are the overall stats for My Hope Is In You.
AC Monitor Chart– 14-week #1 song
AC Indicator Chart– 7-week #1 song
Soft AC Chart – 6-week #1 song
National Audience Christian Chart – 9-week #1 song
iTunes – #1 downloads Christian song
“We are so proud of Aaron and what he has accomplished with his debut project for Centricity, This Is What We Believe,” says Steve Ford, Vice President of Marketing, Centricity Music. “My Hope Is In You marks the first AC #1 for Centricity and when it hit the top of the chart we were thrilled, but now with a 14-week run we’re ecstatic. We knew when Centricity signed Aaron he was a special artist and we think the second single, Risen Today, will be just as strong with listeners and radio.”
Risen Today was scheduled to go for adds at radio late January, but due to the overwhelming success of My Hope Is In You, the second single had to be moved back for radio adds this week. Risen Today is a re-make of the well-loved hymn, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, and gives the classic tune an upbeat delivery but with the same respect for the message of the lyrics. Fans will have the chance to hear Shust perform the song live on the spring leg of the highly-popular Called To Love Tour that launces in March 2012.
About Aaron Shust
Shust is enjoying his biggest success to date with, “My Hope Is In You,” which stayed at the top of the AC Monitor chart for 14 weeks. This is the first single from his album This Is What We Believe (produced by Ed Cash), and his first project for Centricity Music. Shust exploded onto the Christian music scene in 2005 with his first album, Anything Worth Saying. The second single from the project, “My Savior, My God,” shot to #1 on six charts by April of 2006. At the GMA Awards in 2007, Shust was honored with three Dove Awards for Song of the Year (“My Savior, My God”), Songwriter of the Year, and New Artist of the Year. Shust’s second studio album, Whispered And Shouted, released in June 2007 and in 2009, Shust released his third and final CD for Brash Music, Take Over. Aaron lives in the Pittsburgh, PA area with his wife Sarah, and their three sons; Daniel, Nicholas, and Michael. Updates on Aaron Shust are available at http://www.aaronshust.com.
About Centricity Music
Centricity Music is an independent recording and publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s mission is to enable our artists to create life-changing experiences for the world. Centricity Music’s artist roster includes; Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Downhere, Jaime Jamgochian, Jason Gray, Me In Motion, Remedy Drive, and Sixteen Cities. For more information about Centricity Music visit online at http://www.centricitymusic.com.
Source- Bozeman Media