Francesca Battistelli's latest album " If We're Honest" (2014) includes authentic and moving songs like "Holy Spirit" and "He Knows My Name."
Born in New York City but raised in Florida, Francesca grew up in a musical family. When she was just 15, she was a member of an all-girl mainstream pop group in Orlando. After the group disbanded, Francesca picked up a guitar and started writing her own songs, with her faith front and center in the lyrics.
In 2008, Francesca released her debut album, "My Paper Heart," which featured popular tunes such as, “I’m Letting Go,” “Free To Be Me,” “It’s Your Life,” and “Beautiful, Beautiful.” The album helped win her a Gospel Music Association Dove award for “Female Vocalist of the Year.”
Following her debut, the singer released Hundred More Years (March 2011) featuring the songs, "Strangely Dim," “This Is The Stuff” and "Motion Of Mercy."
Now focused on her own family, Francesca and her husband Matt have encountered a new joy in their lives with the birth of their children Matthew and Audrey.