Local recording artist David Bauman will host an album release concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at Life Church in Midlothian. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will feature nine of his songs from “Loving You,” Bauman's newest album distributed with Tate Music Group. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. To purchase advance tickets, go online to www.brownpapertickets.com and search “David Bauman.”

Bauman is excited to announce that he will be singing a duet with his daughter who is flying in for the concert. The father-daughter duo will sing “Islands in the Stream” made famous by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's duet.

Concert goers have the chance to win a free ticket and invitation to enjoy a pizza party with the musicians and Bauman before the concert. To win the contest, fans should “like” the David Bauman Official Fan Page on Facebook. Search “David Bauman Official Fan Page” and check out the Facebook page Saturday, Aug. 31 to enter the contest.

“Loving You” steps away from Bauman’s traditional worship and Christian music to create a pop album that reaches beyond the church walls to deliver a positive message to a broader audience.

“The purpose of this album personally was so I could step out of my comfort zone,” Bauman said. “I’ve done church and Christian songs, albums and events – and I still do, but I wanted to do something that could reach outside the church walls. I believe that’s why I enjoyed this album so much. It’s been a challenge and a fresh change.”

Bauman wrote six of the 12 songs on the album with the other five being covers of songs he has always wanted to sing.

“I usually only do one or two cover songs for an album, but this time I wanted to take the opportunity to sing and do songs I’ve always wanted to do and never had the chance before,” he said. “I took some of the classics that I fell in love with and put my own style and sound into them.”

Bauman will be selling his album “Loving You” at the concert as well as T-shirts and other merchandise. Fans have the opportunity to donate non-perishable, unexpired food items to receive a 10 percent discount on all merchandise. These food items will be donated to a local food pantry.

Opening acts will be Billy Ewing and Derek Borden. Life Church is located at 620 N. U.S. Highway 67. To purchase Bauman’s “Loving You,” visit DavidBauman.com or TateMusicGroup.com and search for “Loving You” in the music category.