Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE have released their highly anticipated new album, H A R D L O V E. Arriving everywhere today, the GRAMMY®-nominated rock band’s album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes Albums chart. People magazine featured the album as one of their “Picks” in this week’s issue, writing, “[NEEDTOBREATHE] adds synths and infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock…It’s easy to love.”

To herald the release of H A R D L O V E, NEEDTOBREATHE are set to perform the album’s lead single “HAPPINESS” on NBC’s TODAY on July 20th. The song is currently Top 5 on the Christian Hot AC chart and has amassed nearly 4 million streams on Spotify. The band recently unveiled the official music video for “HAPPINESS”– which can be seen herehttps://youtu.be/xSWnSFPrPI4. The single is also currently featured in Microsoft’s new ad campaign, broadcasting both on television and online. The next single, “TESTIFY” has been released to Christian radio.

Needtobreathe will be in Tampa in October
Needtobreathe will be in Tampa in October

Additionally, NEEDTOBREATHE is the latest artist to release a special edition album under Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s Spotlight Music Program. This special edition of H A R D L O V E includes two additional tracks exclusively for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – “WHEN I SING (Mountain House Version)” and “LET’S STAY HOME TONIGHT (Original Demo)” – and is available in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music partners include the brand’s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, its first R&B album with Anthony Hamilton, as well as recent albums from Cole Swindell and Blake Shelton.

Following a high profile performance with OneRepublic at this year’s MLB All-Star Weekend, NEEDTOBREATHE will kick off their epic US headlining tour, TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016,” on August 17th at Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater.

The 50+ city run wraps upNovember 12th at Lynchburg, VA’s Liberty University (see attached itinerary). The second annual “TOUR DE COMPADRES” sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing along some of their closest musical friends as support, including special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (Leg 1 only), Parachute (Leg 2 only), and Welshly Arms. Highlights include a massive hometown concert at Charleston, SC’s 10,000+ capacity Volvo Car Stadium on August 19th as well as performances at such legendary venues as Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (September 10th), Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 15th), Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (October 30th), and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (November 2nd). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tourdecompadres.com.

Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, H A R D L O V E follows the band’s blockbuster album Rivers In the Wasteland, which topped Billboard’s Christian Albums chart and earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination and a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations.

The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit soared up the charts, landing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs and Digital Songs chart.

For additional background on the new album, check out features from CCM Magazine andRelevant, who recently chatted with Bear Rinehart about the making of H A R D L O V E.

NEEDTOBREATHE is: Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar), Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals).

For additional news and information, please visit NEEDTOBREATHE.com,facebook.com/NEEDTOBREATHE, twitter.com/NEEDTOBREATHE (@NEEDTOBREATHE),instagram.com/needtobreathe, tourdecompadres.com, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

NEEDTOBREATHE “TOUR DE COMPADRES” 2016 w/Special Guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (8/17-9/25), Parachute (10/12-11/12), and Welshly Arms
Florida tour dates: October 12Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
October 13 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 14 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
October 15 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live