Christian singer Francesca Battistelli breathes a sigh of relief, plopping down on her sofa at home for the first time in months after finishing up a 47-city concert tour.

“I’m very grateful for a little time off,” she says. “It’s always bittersweet when a tour ends. It was a wonderful experience. But I’m glad to be home now. I haven’t seen my house in a while.”

This year has been the most successful and busiest of Battistelli’s life. She and husband/band leader Matthew Goodwin juggled being parents to their baby boy while on the road for three months as one of the headliners for the Winter Jam tour.

Battistelli’s second major label album, “Hundred More Years,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart last month. The success of her album earned the singer four nominations at the Dove Awards, which takes place Wednesday in Atlanta and airs Sunday on the Gospel Music Channel.

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