Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell has signed a deal with Christian label Provident Music Group's Reunion Records.
Littrell, 29, said that singing with the Backstreet Boys was a "12-year steppingstone" to making his decision, and he hoped fans will realize through his music "that standing up for what you believe in is what's important."
He will release the single "In Christ Alone" on an upcoming WOW Christian Music compilation album next year. That will be followed with the debut of his solo album on the Franklin, Ky.-based label.
Littrell also plans to tour with the Backstreet Boys, who are scheduled to end a three-year hiatus with a new project in March.