First Single “Joy Unspeakable” Hits Radio Waves Jul. 17

Nashville, Tenn. Jul. 15, 2009… Inspired by recent life changes and learning experiences, Todd Agnew will release his fifth studio project Need Oct. 6 on Ardent/INO Records.

Speaking into the title Need, Agnew says, “Once we finished recording this record, I looked back at it trying to find the theme running throughout.  I started to realize how much of this project is about need.  My need to be loved.  My need for answers.  My need for assurance.  Our need to worship.  Our need to be rescued, redeemed, restored. I noticed that God has been teaching me all year that all of my needs are met in Jesus.”

Much has happened since listeners last heard from Agnew as the singer/songwriter married early last year. Produced by Agnew along with Curry Weber, Scott Hardin and James Joseph, Need is the follow-up to Agnew’s 2007 release Better Questions. Among the twelve tunes on the album, the record includes tracks showcasing Agnew’s worshipful tones and signature sound in songs such as “Gloria,” “I Need No Other,” “Breakable” and more.

As for the first single “Joy Unspeakable,” which is impacting AC, CHR and INSPO formats on Jul. 17, Agnew says, “I got married in Feb. of 2008, so there was a great deal of joy added to my life through this amazing gift God had given me.  Now, being over a year into it, I know that it’s not all easy and fun; some of life is still quite difficult.  But what I have found is that joy runs through it all, and that is God’s plan for His bride as well.  The strength, the comfort and the joy that comes from our relationship with Him is ever present, even in our troubled times. That is a joy that I do not have words to describe.” To hear the story behind “Joy Unspeakable,” visit

Agnew will join forces this fall with Building 429 and newcomers Kimber Rising for the “Promise Remains” tour sponsored by Christian humanitarian organization World Vision. The tour will visit around 40 cities starting in Sept. Visit for the most updated tour information.

Todd Agnew is a five-time Dove Award nominee, garnering numerous hit radio singles including two No. 1 hits, “Grace Like Rain” and “This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song).”  Agnew continues to perform over 150 dates per year and has currently sold over 500,000 units. His most recent release Better Questions entered Billboard’s Christian Retail Chart at No. 1.

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TOUR SCHEDULE: (dates subject to change):

9/17/09 – St. Charles, MO (St. Louis, MO)
9/18/09 – Morhead, KY
9/19/09 – Elmhurst, IL (Chicago, IL)
9/20/09 – Mequon, WI (Milwaukee, WI)
9/25/09 – Columbus, GA
9/26/09 – Myrtle Beach, SC
9/27/09 – Spinedale, NC
10/2/09 – Brandon, FL (Tampa, FL)
10/8/09 – TBA
10/9/09 – Cedarville, OH
10/10/09 – Bidwell, OH
10/11/09 – S. Portsmouth, OH
10/15/09 – Alexandria, KY
10/16/09 – Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg, PA)
10/17/09 – Wilmington, NC
10/18/09 – Anderson, SC
10/24/09 – Cheyenne, WY
10/25/09 – Salt Lake City, UT
10/26/09 – Missoula, MT
10/27/09 – Kalispell, MT
10/29/09 – Spokane, WA
10/31/09 – Twin Falls, ID
11/1/09 – Bend, OR
11/3/09 – Redding, CA
11/5/09 – Modesto, CA
11/6/09 – Rocklin, CA
11/7/09 – Las Vegas, NV
11/8/09 – Highland, CA (San Bernardino, CA)
11/9/09 – Murrieta, CA
11/10/09 – Gilbert, AZ (Phoenix, AZ)
11/12/09 – Lubbock, TX
11/13/09 – Broken Arrow, OK (Tulsa, OK)
11/20/09 – Roach, MO
11/21/09 – Cordova, TN (Memphis, TN)
11/22/09 – Milan, TN

*Additional dates to be added. Check for updates