Legendary rock vocalist, Grammy and Dove Award-winning, GMA Hall of Famer John Schlitt has two songs featured in the new independent feature film, The Rocket. Based on true events and real characters, this inspiring drama features elements of family, loss, failure, and redemption.
Written and directed by Richard Blake, The Rocket is a small-town story set in the Midwest in 1999, about a high school football star who suffers a severe head injury and loses his entire life plan. Recording artist Brady Dutton (of the hit boy-band, In Real Life) stars as Joshua Davis, the injured teen who must wrestle through the twin challenges of a broken relationship with his father and the loss of his identity as the local football hero. Despite being an unlikely runner, the high school cross-country coach brings him aboard his team. Through a combination of struggle, doubt, and determination, Joshua discovers a new way to strive for greatness.
Two of Schlitt’s songs, “Run” and “Take Me Home,” from his solo album, The Greater Cause, are featured in the film and on the movie soundtrack. Available now through such online retailers as iTunes and Amazon.com, The Rocket is trending in the Top 10 on rental charts at both online retail giants, holding at #3 and #8 respectively.
“John Schlitt’s passion for the Lord comes through in his music. It’s just there, and it affects the listener,” says The Rocket’s director, Richard Blake. “I’ve been a fanatic follower of his career and music a long time, and it’s saved me on many occasions when I needed to plug into something that reminded me of my true source and all that God is doing. The particular songs used in my directorial debut, The Rocket, almost seem written specifically for the sequences they complement, and they do so without over-agonizing any kind of agenda or message to the viewer. It’s a beautiful meld of rock rhythm, John’s classic vocals, and inspiring imagery–pure entertainment.”
“I’m thrilled to have my songs included in such an inspiring film,” says Schlitt. “It’s a great way to encourage people to never give up, to keep on trying, and to search for another opening when one door closes.”
The legendary rock vocalist is preparing to meet with media during the upcoming National Religious Broadcasters’ Proclaim 2018 (NRB) convention, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from February 27 – March 2, 2018.
Source: McCain & Co. PR