Dave Frey sees the role of his band as common people, speaking the truth about their faith.

That message will get nationwide exposure, when Frey — a 2000 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School — and his band Sidewalk Prophets have their debut album released later this summer on a national label.

Their CD, “These Simple Truths,” will be released Aug. 25 on Fervent Records, a division of Warner Bros. and Curb Records. Frey is a founding member of the band and one of its primary songwriters.

“The more we look at today’s problems the more we see that a lot of times people are fearful of being themselves,” Frey explained in a news release from Fervent Records. “And finding our identity in Christ is one of the most crucial steps in loving others. Once people start realizing this and living confidently, we’ll see a visible change from households to communities to ultimately the world.

“That’s what we’re all about,” Frey added. “The name ‘Sidewalk Prophets’ even means that we are common people speaking the truth about life from our perspective as followers of Christ.”

Already touring more than 150 dates per year, the band has shared the stage with well-known Christian and faith-based artists such as Mercy Me, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, Audio Adrenaline and others before signing with the Nashville label. Sidewalk Prophets initially made a name for themselves at Anderson University in Indiana, where frontmen and main songwriters Frey and Ben McDonald met. The band was unwittingly submitted for a campus recording competition, won and later attracted the attention of music executives before relocating to Music City. Members Cal Joslin and Justin Nace joined the band upon Sidewalk Prophet’s arrival to Nashville.

Produced by Ian Eskelin (Stellar Kart, Francesca Battistelli, Sarah Reeves), “These Simple Truths” centers on the hope that Christ’s love provides. Like most of the band’s recordings, their ministry focus is to help people embrace the uniqueness God has given them.

Already garnering radio airplay on KLTY’s “New Music Café” with “You Love Me Anyway,” Sidewalk Prophets’ first album single, “The Words I Would Say,” is scheduled for release to radio June 19.

For additional information on Sidewalk Prophets, visit www.ferventrecords.com and www.sidewalkprophets.com.

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