World Premiere of the "Uncommon" Radio Single Debuts

New York Times Bestseller Tony Dungy Releases “Uncommon”
World Premiere of “Uncommon” Radio Single Debuts
on KLOVE Network w/Tony Dungy & Writer Matthew West
Friday, February 20 – 7:45am ET
Live Duet Performance by Greg Long & Kristy Starling
Premiers at Uncommon Conference w/Tony Dungy
CCN Live Telecast to be Broadcast to over 1,000 Churches

February 19, 2009 (Colorado Springs, CO) – Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach Tony Dungy’s new book from Tyndale House Publishers titled, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers List on Sunday, February 15, at the No. 2 spot on the hardcover “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” list. Dungy’s first book, Quiet Strength, spent more than 30 weeks on the list and has sold more than 1,000,000 copies.

With the release of Uncommon, Tyndale and multi-Dove Award nominee and sought-after songwriter Matthew West have written a theme song for the book which will be released to radio.

“After reading Tony’s book I was so inspired that I could have written 10 songs,” said Matthew West. “His challenge to go against the flow and do the right thing is a timely message for a world that needs to hear it.”

The song is titled “Uncommon” and is sung by Greg Long (Avalon) and Kristy Starling and produced by multi-Dove Award winner Don Koch (In Christ Alone, The Basics of Life). “I have followed the career of Coach Dungy since he was the defensive coordinator with the Steelers,” said Greg Long. “I thank God for men like him who run after integrity in the name of Christ, and I am honored to be involved with a well-written song that helps communicate what he wants his life to be about.”

Greg Long and Kristy Starling will perform the song “Uncommon” live as part of a life CCN Network telecast to over 1,000 churches at the Tony Dungy “Dare to Be Uncommon” conference on February 21 in Indianapolis. http://www.ccn.tv/dungy/

“In a world of non-believers, Tony’s devotion to Christ has allowed him influence into the lives of people everywhere,” said Kristy Starling. “It truly is captivating to watch what God is doing through him.”

The “Uncommon” song will be featured for the first time on radio as a world premier on hundreds of stations across the U.S. exclusively over the KLOVE Radio Network. KLOVE morning hosts Jon and Sherry Rivers will speak live with Tony Dungy and Matthew West on Friday, February 20 at 7:45am Eastern Time and then the “Uncommon” song will debut. The “Uncommon” radio single will officially release to Christian radio through CRW Platinum Gold Radio Promotions and to secular radio through Westar Radio Promotions on Tuesday, February 24 along with a 1-hour radio special, story vignettes and PSAs. Click this link to preview all “Uncommon” audio.

Tony Dungy Bio
http://www.tyndale.com/authors/authorbio.asp?id=1071
Tony Dungy Book Description
http://www.tyndale.com/products/nonfiction/details.asp?isbn=978-1-4143-2681-8&subpage=
Dare to be Uncommon Conference
http://www.ccn.tv/dungy/
Win an Uncommon Time of Service with Tony Dungy Contest
http://www.coachdungy.com/contest.asp
Matthew West Website
http://www.matthewwest.com/
Greg Long Website
http://www.greglong.com/
Kristy Starling Website
http://www.kristystarling.com/
CCN Network Website
http://www.ccn.tv/
KLOVE Website
http://www.klove.org/
KLOVE Radio Contest Promotion
http://www.klove.org/promodetails.aspx?i=4799
KLOVE – Jon & Sherry Rivers
http://www.klove.org/Shows/MorningShow/
KLOVE – U.S. Station List
http://www.klove.org/Music/StationList.aspx

Christy Stroud

Christy Stroud

Christy is a publicist at Tyndale, working to get the best media coverage possible for our authors and products. She has worked on many campaigns including the New York Times bestseller "Winning Balance" by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? DVD series, "The Devil in Pew Number Seven" by Rebecca Alonzo, "Night of the Living Dead Christian" by Matt Mikalatos, the "Courageous" novelization by Randy Alcorn, and "Cupidity" and "Unstuff" by Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Christy enjoys being a wife, mom, and pug owner. You can often find her reading, running, training for triathlons, doing youth ministry, and occasionally horseback riding. She also blogs at http://www.christystroud.com.