Starfield Takes Flight with Sparrow Records

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Fresh from its recent Juno nomination, Starfield is signing a record deal with Nashvilles Sparrow Records after six months of talks. Sparrow, which specializes in faith-based music of many genres from alternative rock to celtic, is home to such prominent artists as Steven Curtis Chapman, The Newsboys, Switchfoot, The Elms, ZOE Girl, and Nicole Nordeman. As part of assembling a team around the label, Starfield has also partnered up with CAA booking and Proper management.

Things have been happening quickly for the Winnipeg-based acoustic pop/rock outfit, founded by brothers Tim and Jon Neufeld just over three years ago. March saw them win five out of five of the Vibe Awards a celebration of Canadian Christian music - they were nominated for, including Artist of the Year and Group of the Year. In February, Starfield was nominated for a Juno Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year.

The band will head south to Nashville at the beginning of July to begin recording a new album, which will include re-recorded versions of six songs from their Juno-nominated sophomore release, Tumbling After. Starfield hopes to release the album in February 2004. In mid-September 2003, Starfield will head out on its first U.S. tour, while a cross-Canada tour is in the works for later this year.

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