Christian music powerhouse vocalist Carla Bianco, will appear on NRBTV's award-winning television talk show, Babbie's House, in twin appearances during Christmas week 2021. The pre-recorded episode, which includes a compelling interview with Bianco by Gospel music legend and show host Babbie Mason, is slated for broadcast on NRBTV on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST and on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. EST.
"I am so thrilled about my upcoming NRBTV appearances this week with Babbie's House," says Bianco. "Babbie is such a wonderful host, and Christmas is such a perfect time to be able to share my testimony of God's incredible love for us."
Bianco's appearance on Babbie's House follows on the heels of the physical release of her highly anticipated debut CCM EP, You Love Me As I Am, on October 29, 2021.
A lifelong Christian, Bianco, who is best known for her starring turns as Maureen in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT on Broadway and the West Coast, was discovered by legendary music producer and manager John "Jellybean" Benitez (Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Sting), who signed her to a management and publishing deal while she was still in college.
"From the moment Carla sat down at the piano to sing me one of her songs, I knew she was a gifted and talented artist," says Benitez, who has expressed his excitement about Bianco's new music and direction.
The powerhouse pop vocalist soon inked a distribution deal with Sony/RED and released two albums as a recording artist on Ivory Note Records. She went on to become an ASCAP Award-winning, No. 1 Billboard chart-topping songwriter. Her work has received international press coverage, including features in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Post, and The Huffington Post, as well as television performances including Good Morning America. She has shared the stage with the likes of Platinum-selling Grammy winner Kenny Loggins, and she has appeared in commercials and notable films including Unstoppable with Denzel Washington, and Promised Land with Matt Damon.
Bianco's new direction on her stunning new EP marks a stylistic shift for the acclaimed singer/songwriter and performer, who experienced a spiritual reawakening following the death of her parents, when life-long feelings of self-doubt and insecurity threatened to take over her mind and heart.
Five years ago, while still wrestling with her losses, Bianco participated in a spiritual retreat, where she says she was overwhelmed by the grace of the Savior she has called her "Best Friend" from childhood. She began to experience the unequivocal, unconditional love of God in a brand-new way. She also felt God calling her in a new direction artistically, leading her to pen songs of worship, praise, and self-reflection.
"Something just broke loose," she explains. "During that retreat, I was immersed in scripture and felt His love and reassurance comfort me and distill a new sense of identity and purpose unlike any I've ever felt before."