MTV of the Day: Francesca Battistelli’s “He Knows My Name”

Mar 13, 2015 | Uncategorized

By Edwin D. Arceo

Currently number 9 in Billboard.com’s Hot Christian Song chart, this MTV is special, not because its long (over 12 mins.) but because they feature women who grew or were involved in grievous situations that affected their lives severely. They narrate their experience while the music from the song plays in the background. The song tells that whatever circumstances that we are (or were) in, Jesus still loves us, and that forgiveness of self and others brings us closer to God. HE does knows us by name!

This is her Wikipedia entry: Francesca Battistelli (born May 18, 1985) is an American Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and recording artist from New York City, New York.[2] She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio album on Fervent Records, My Paper Heart, was released on July 22, 2008. Her first single, “I’m Letting Go“, was released to radio stations in spring of 2008 and has charted on national Christian CHR charts since then. The song was the 16th most played song of 2008 on Christian radio stations according to R&R magazine.[3] Battistelli received her first Grammy Award nomination in 2009, for Best Gospel Performance with her single, “Free to Be Me“.

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