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Jon Bauer nominated and on tour with Michael W.February 14th, 2012 | Cameron Bartlett
JON BAUER NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS JUNO AWARD WITH NEW CD, FOREVERMORE;
Bauer On Tour With Michael W. Smith This Coming May
Nashville, Tenn – 8 February 2012 – It was just announced that award-winning Canadian worship artist and songwriter, Jon Bauer, was nominated for Canada’s prestigious JUNO Awards. His most recent release, Forevermore, was recognized as one of the best albums for the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year category.
The JUNO Awards are part of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Various events leading up to the awards will kick off March 26th, then culminating with the awards show, which will be held on Sunday, April 1st in Ottawa, Canada.
Bauer debuted Forevermore, his U.S. on January 3rd, 2012 through CLG Distribution and iTunes. Although this is his first major U.S. release, Bauer has four other award-winning albums to his name released in Canada through David C. Cook Distribution.
A worship artist who travels around his native country and worldwide with his music ministry, Jon Bauer will tour in May with Michael W. Smith during Smith’s Canadian run. The tour will kick off May 3rd and run through the 17th, making 11 stops across the country.
About Jon Bauer:
Bauer is a three-time GMA Canada Covenant Award winner and seventeen-time nominee with awards & nominations ranging from “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” to “Worship Song of the Year.” Bauer was also named MAJA Awards’ “Male Artist of the Year” in 2008 and “New Artist of the Year” in 2007 for the SHAI Award (People’s Choice). Bauer has also stormed the Canadian Christian radio charts, having topped the charts along with receiving numerous other radio accolades.
His January 3rd U.S. release of Forevermore was produced by 2010’s Dove-Award winning producer Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Meredith Andrews) and mixed by Tom Laune (Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Bruce Springsteen, Cece Winans). The project is comprised of ten songs, eight written or co-written by Bauer. “My heart is to encourage people that worship is more than music,” he shares. “It’s a lifestyle, and it’s a choice. We need to look for ways to serve God and serve others, representing Him to this hurting world.”
Forevermore is already seeing success around the world as Bauer has recently shared his new songs on tour around Europe, Canada and the States. His first three singles have charted in the top ten with “Chasing After Me,” hitting No. 1 on the Canadian Christian Charts. The album made its debut on the iTunes’ New and Noteworthy section of the Christian homepage and also made its way into the hearts of iTunes staffers by being selected and placed in the notable ‘What We’re Listening To’ section of the site.
Bauer continues his versatility as an artist by recently releasing his fifth project in November 2011, which is also his second children’s album titled: Come And Save Us – Kids Worship: Volume 2. His first children’s project was enthusiastically received by his fans and the industry and was awarded “Children’s Album of the Year” and “Children’s Song of the Year” for the GMA Covenant Awards.