5 Questions with Francesca Battistelli Fans asked. Francesca answered. Now, see what she has to say about life, love and music… 1. A.J. asks: How long have you been a Christian, and how long have you been making music for Christ? Francesca: I’ve been a Christian since I was very young. I started writing Christian music when I was 17, and I haven’t looked back since! 2. Amy asks: I know you recently got married. What advice would you give single girls who are still waiting to fi nd the man God has set aside for them to be with? Francesca: My best advice is to wait for God’s best; don’t settle. Aim to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be, and enjoy your singleness. It really is a gift. Once that season of your life is over, it’s really over, so enjoy it! Marriage is an amazing gift that is defi nitely worth waiting for. 3. Addie asks: What is it like being on tour, and what tour did you enjoy the most? Francesca: Being on tour is always a unique experience. I was part of the Winter Jam tour in 2009, and it was an amazing tour in so many ways. The community we built was incredible. Plus, my husband and I started dating on that tour, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. 4. Hannah asks: Who are your favorite bands? Francesca: Some of my favorite Christian artists are Brooke Fraser, Sara Groves, Leeland and NEEDTOBREATHE. 5. Scott asks: Are you working on a new album? Francesca: I’ve got a deluxe edition of [My Paper Heart (Fervent)] coming out in March that has a lot of new content on it. I’m really excited about it! I’m also currently writing for a new album, and I can’t wait to get started on it! For more fan-submitted questions answered by Francesca, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/news/stories/11623815. For more info, visit www.francescamusic.com. WHAT’S NEW 8 [ccmmagazine.com]