John Schlitt Releases Deluxe Edition Box Set "HISTORY"

John Schlitt

Multi-Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist and Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame member John Schlitt has released his new HISTORY Deluxe Edition Box Set today, Friday, February 16, 2024, from Girder Records. With the release of HISTORY, the renowned rock vocalist takes his fans on an unforgettable journey through his musical legacy.

"It's truly an honor to collaborate with John Schlitt. Few individuals are as deserving of a project like this as he is," says Girder Records founder Greg Hays. 

"While many recognize John from his illustrious tenure with Petra and Head East, my objective was clear: to curate a comprehensive box set showcasing John's exceptional solo repertoire, allowing fans to fully appreciate the brilliance of his solo career. His solo work stands shoulder to shoulder with his acclaimed contributions to Petra. John, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your remarkable music and for entrusting us with the opportunity to bring this project to fruition." 

"It has been an exciting venture to work with Girder Records on the release of HISTORY, a three-disc box set featuring 40 handpicked songs that I've personally curated across my solo projects." says Schlitt. "It's a musical journey that spans much of my career, and I can't wait for you to experience the passion and stories behind each track. Enjoy the ride!"

The new project is a testament to Schlitt's artistic evolution as a solo artist, a dual career path that he has pursued alongside his longtime role as lead singer of legendary Christian Rock band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time.

HISTORY not only showcases Schlitt's impactful solo career with albums like Shake, Unfit for Swine, The Grafting, The Greater Cause, and GO, but also selections from his other band, The Union of Sinners and Saints, which he co-founded alongside his friend and Whiteheart founding member Billy Smiley.

For longtime fans or those discovering Schlitt's work for the first time, the HISTORY Deluxe Edition Box Set is a must-have for those who appreciate the artistry and impact of a true rock legend.

The HISTORY Deluxe Edition Box Set includes an exclusive Limited Collector Card, a unique piece of memorabilia for dedicated fans. This special addition adds an extra layer of exclusivity to an already extraordinary collection. Limited to just 500 units, this Deluxe Edition also includes a special collectors sleeve and a 12-page book with photos of John Schlitt, along with his story. Every CD contains a Limited Collector Card, and 50 lucky fans will receive a card autographed by John Schlitt and randomly inserted inside the CDs.

The release of HISTORY comes during a very busy season for Schlitt, who is currently on the road singing lead vocals for Petra's 50th Anniversary Tour, which has included stops across the country and across the pond where the band has played to large, enthusiastic crowds.

Along the way, Schlitt has found time to appear on various media outlets, like his recent appearance on the popular TV show, Huckabee, hosted by former Arkansas governor and popular conservative commentator Mike Huckabee, who joined Schlitt's performance on bass. 

"John Schlitt has one of the strongest and most powerful voices in the music world," says Governor Huckabee. "He's in the rarified air of vocalists like rock legend Paul Rogers (lead singer of 1960s and '70s hit bands Free ["All Right Now"] and Bad Company) who can push a song to its limits and beyond. And he's just one of the nicest people ever to work with!"

For more information about HISTORY, including a complete track list, visit For more information about John Schlitt and GO, his latest project of all-new music, visit or Facebook

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