Word Entertainment will release a musical companion to the History Channel’s mini-series “The Bible” on March 12. The 12-track album highlighting themes from the mini-series features contemporary Christian’s top artists including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Everfound, for King & Country, Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, Point of Grace, and Sidewalk Prophets. Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers also come together on the compilation for a special rendition of “Mary Did You Know?” The release was announced on Thursday, March 7.
The miniseries that airs every Sunday through March and concludes on Easter, drew in 27 million viewers in its debut this past Sunday, making it the No. 1 cable telecast of the year and the No. 1 show in all of TV for the night. Created by producer Mark Burnett and featuring an international cast that includes Roma Downey, this 10-hour docudrama explores the sacred text’s most significant episodes, including Noah’s journey in the ark, the Exodus and the life of Jesus.
“Roma and I are delighted that Word Entertainment and their talented Christian roster partnered with us on this project,” commented producer Mark Burnett in a statement. “When we heard Francesca Battistelli’s rendition of ‘In Your Eyes’ we immediately loved it. All of the artists’ music fits beautifully with our vision of The Bible.” Rod Riley, Word Entertainment’s President & CEO acclaimed, “I am incredibly proud to be a part of this series through our relationship with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and The Bible CD. What a great opportunity for our artists and our company to be able to partner on such an important and awe-inspiring project.”
The 12-song musical companion is available for pre-order now here and will be in stores and online March 12.
1. “In Your Eyes” – Francesca Battistelli
2. “Live Like That” – Sidewalk Prophets
3. “This Side Of Heaven” – Chris August
4. “Starting Line” – Jason Castro
5. “Love Come To Life” – Big Daddy Weave
6. “Crave” – for King & Country
7. “Fearless” – Group 1 Crew
8. “What Love Means” – Everfound
9. “Home” – Dara Maclean
10. “Wash Me Away” – Point Of Grace
11. “Not For A Moment (After All)” – Meredith Andrews
12. “Mary, Did You Know?” – Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers