Francesca Battistelli’s new CD adds depth to...

"In the midst of my mess, I forget how much I'm blessed" are the words that ring true from Francesca Battistelli's new song "This Is The Stuff" after the blessed year she has had full of excitement and new challenges.

Battistelli's music has a vibe that gives hope when you hear it. Her bubbly voice and perfect pitch make you feel that no matter how dark your times may be, you can find the hope and peace that can only come from trusting in God's plan.

In the last two years, Frannie, as her fans call her, has seen awards from the Christian industry by winning Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year as well as a few for her song "I'm Letting Go." However, during that time her two biggest blessings came as she got married to NewSong percussionist Matthew Goodwin and they welcomed the birth of their first, Matthew Elijah.

After the success of her debut project "My Paper Heart," both Battistelli and her fans had big expectations when she began to work on her follow-up CD. Unlike many new artists, Battistelli has managed to replicate the energy and vibe of the first record while elaborating on her new life challenges of balancing music, marriage and motherhood.

While Battistelli is known for chipper tunes that make fun of the silly things in life, her new project continues to show her deeper side that challenges us to give over fears to God. In songs like "Forever Love" and "Someday Soon" she takes a simple message and paints a canvas that explores all the possibilities of what love can do in relationships between us and others and us and God.

Battistelli's music is one of a kind. Her voice and songwriting style is not like anything matched in music today. Her new songs push the boundaries of faith and trust in something that is bigger than our self. Frannie's tunes will stand the test of timeless music that is truly life changing.

Francesca Battistelli's new CD "Hundred More Years" came out in stores and download sites this week.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011 | General, Morning Show | Shelby Lynn

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