Songs from Christian Films Climb the Charts

Christa Wells, voice of "A Long Way Off"
Christa Wells, voice of “A Long Way Off”

Christian films are starting to make their mark, not just in Hollywood, but also in the music industry.

The Christian film “Alone Not Yet Alone,” for example, sparked news everywhere when its title track was nominated for an Academy Award.

The film “God’s Not Dead,” now in theaters, propelled the 2011 Newsboys song of the same name to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Single Chart almost immediately after the film’s release.

Now another Christian movie coming out just in time for Father’s Day is launching its music to the airwaves. Soulful singer and songwriter Christa Wells’ title track for the upcoming film “A Long Way Off” is climbing charts within the industry and may soon appear not only in the movie, but also on your radio.

Wells’ song, also named “A Long Way Off,” came in at No. 3 on the April 6 list of the MPE Top 20 Christian weekly streamings and No. 10 on the list of MPE Top 20 Christian downloads. The MPE system is a service record labels use to distribute their pre-release music to DJs and other media outlets around the country. What scores big on the MPE system is typically heard soon on the radio.

Wells wrote the song with Emmy Award-nominated composer and songwriter Craig Brandwynne (“Destiny Road”), who composed the score for the film and produced the soundtrack.

Says Wells, “‘A Long Way Off’ is a modern adaptation of the biblical parable of ‘The Prodigal Son,’ and our song deals with not only the restlessness and discontent that often sends us on these kinds of journeys, but [also] the love that is always there to restore us when we stumble.”

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SOURCE: World Net Daily
Drew Zahn

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