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*Thursday, April 28, 2016*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases EXHALE June 17

Nearly two years after Thousand Foot Krutch landed their second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 album with OXYGEN: INHALE, the adrenaline-doused rockers are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE, which is set to release independently worldwide June 17 on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. The upcoming album is filled with arena-shaking anthems and some of the boldest lyrics in the group's history, and will be available to preorder tomorrow (April 29) from iTunes along with special pre-order options from Amazon.com, Best Buy and other digital and physical retailers internationally... << Full Report >>
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Last Chance to See Sandi Patty on Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour

Fans have one last chance to see Christian Music Icon and the Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History, Sandi Patty, on her historic Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour. Venues are reporting brisk sales and sell outs at all venues on the tour outing. The tour is selling out at impressive rates as the majority of the final 10 shows of the spring leg sold out well in advance... << Full Report >>
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NGEN Radio Adds Chris Chicago as Morning Show Host and Production Director

NGEN Radio is pleased to announce the addition of veteran Christian radio talent Chris Chicago as its new morning show host and production director. Chicago started his career in Christian radio at 16 years old and brings nearly two decades worth of experience to his new gig. He is most well known for his top-rated, nationally syndicated Christian hip hop show and work within the Christian music industry... << Full Report >>
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GMA Foundation Announces Performers for Annual GMA Honors Celebration, Tuesday, May 10

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announces today its performers for the annual GMA Honors celebration set for Tuesday, May 10, at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. Performers include Amy Grant, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Jason Crabb, JJ Hairston, Jordan Smith (Season 9, The Voice), Michael English, Richard Smallwood, Selah, Travis Cottrell and Tye Tribbett... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 27, 2016*


Amy Grant Amy Grant And Tori Kelly Collaborate On 25th Anniversary Of “Baby Baby”

Multi-platinum selling Amy Grant's crossover album Heart In Motion and multi-format No. 1 "Baby Baby" is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Grant united with GRAMMY® nominee Tori Kelly for a timeless, multi-generational collaboration of the No. 1, available digitally this Friday, April 29. Today, an audio premiere of the song is available exclusively on PEOPLE.com. MarieClaire.com joined in the excitement, sharing behind the scenes footage of Grant and Kelly... << Full Report >>
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Sadie Robertson Takes Her Message On The Road With THE LIVE ORIGINAL 2016 TOUR

Sadie Robertson's ultimate goal is not only to inspire her peers, but to also inspire a nationwide movement encouraging her generation to live authentically and stay true to who they are. The A&E Duck Dynasty sweetheart and New York Times best-selling author announced via Facebook Live yesterday that she is taking her message on the road, along with a few family and friends, to tour through 17 cities starting on September 22. The Live Original Tour 2016 is a high-energy night packed full of dynamic messages from Sadie and friends, featuring special moments woven throughout the night to encourage and motivate attendees to Live Original. Throughout the three-hour event, Sadie's vision and message will be delivered in ways that keep the audience on an emotional journey on what it means to be yourself... << Full Report >>
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V. Rose Invasion Tour 2016 Announced, Featuring V.Rose

The Invasion Music Awards has been getting so much attention from all over the country that they've decided for those who can't make it to the show, they will bring the show to you! Starting June 22nd, V.Rose, J. Monty, Roy Tosh, Spec, & Surf Gvng will be touring the country for the Invasion Tour 2016! Brinson, Cj Emulous, & B-Fade have also been added to the line-up only in select cities... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 26, 2016*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "Eye Of The Storm" Stirs Strong Response

"Eye of the Storm," the latest single by GRAMMY® Award-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, is generating a whirlwind of impact at radio stations and concert venues across the country. From Stevenson's critically acclaimed 2015 release, Fresh Start, "Eye of the Storm" features GabeReal of DiverseCity and was written by Stevenson and producer Bryan Fowler... << Full Report >>
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FLAME and Mike REAL Gear Up to Release Collaborative EP

Christian Hip-Hop artist, Flame, teams up with label mate Mike REAL on an EP set to release May 20, 2016. The EP titled, REVIVAL, is a collection of six songs. “Our aim for this EP was to create a soundtrack that would spark a spiritual revival or renewal in the personal lives of believers. We hope these songs will be used as a means of grace to charge and drive us back to our first love—God Himself. I sense a fatigue in the body of Christ... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 25, 2016*


The Classic Crime Return to Kickstarter for New Album

Rock band The Classic Crime have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new studio album slated to release early next year. With a goal of $30,000, the band has already surpassed it at the time of this news release... << Full Report >>
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Red Rock Band RED Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

GRAMMY® nominated and six-time Dove award-winning rock band, RED, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its debut, chart-topping, and RIAA certified GOLD album, End of Silence, in June. The group will release a digitally re-mastered Anniversary Edition of the album on June 3 containing popular tracks from the album, including the RIAA GOLD certified digital single, No. 1 and Dove Award-winning song, "Breathe Into Me," along with four additional No. 1 singles from the album. The special edition will also contain two never-before-released new songs ("If I Break" and "Circles") and four acoustic tracks... << Full Report >>
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Tye Tribbett Named Host of BET's New Series "Joyful Noise"

BET Networks has announced the new programming that's heading to its network of stations which includes BET and Centric. The announcement came at its annual Upfront presentation last week, with a commitment to offer more original programming than ever before. It was announced that Two - time GRAMMY®, Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award winning recording artist Tye Tribbett has been tapped to host the network's new Sunday morning inspirational series JOYFUL NOISE... << Full Report >>
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Eshon Burgundy Launches NFTRY Brand, Announces New Album, "The Passover"

Philadelphia native Eshon Burgundy will release his highly anticipated third album, The Passover on May 27th. Following 2015's Billboard charting The Fear of God, Burgundy's new album, a 10 song set, showcases an energized and renewed Eshon, masterfully fusing incisive and reverent lyrics with dynamic production. The theme of this album... << Full Report >>
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Todd Dulaney Makes No. 1 Billboard Debut with New Album

Todd Dulaney celebrates a chart-topping debut with his acclaimed sophomore album A WORSHIPPER'S HEART, which debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart. Following its #1 debut on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums Chart in the U.S., Dulaney's live album has continued to achieve multiple accolades since its release on April 15th, with lead single "The Anthem" hitting #1 on the Gospel Airplay Chart, and his album also debuting at #3 on Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Albums (Combined) Chart, #14 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums Chart, and #22 on Billboard's Current Digital Albums Chart... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 22, 2016*


V. Rose Pop Artist V.Rose Releases "Young Dangerous Heart" Today

A formidable female-fusion of modern pop unlike anything else Christian music has to offer is Inpop's latest prodigy, pop artist V.Rose. This vibrant young artist is making a splash today, with her debut album Young Dangerous Heart that is now available nationwide in stores and digital platforms... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Reveals String of Summer Dates for Let It Echo Tour

When people encounter the presence of God, their lives are changed in dramatic ways. With that purpose in mind, Jesus Culture invites you to join them on the Let It Echo tour this summer, kicking off June 22 in Dallas and wrapping July 2 in Boston. The tour features music from Jesus Culture's latest album Let It Echo and Jesus Culture artists Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, and Chris McClarney. Tickets for Jesus Culture's Let It Echo Tour go on sale April 29, 2016... << Full Report >>
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NF "Therapy Session," The New Album From NF, Is Out Now

Therapy Session (Capitol Music Group), the new album from hip-hop/alternative artist NF (Nate Feuerstein), is out today and available HERE. Exclusive bundles and a vinyl edition of Therapy Session are available at NF's online store. Therapy Session is the follow-up to the Michigan native's debut album, Mansion, which entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Rap Album chart after its March 2015 release... << Full Report >>
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Hillary Scott Reveals New Single "Thy Will" To Christian Radio

One third of the multi-PLATINUM group Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott candidly shared an open letter to fans via social media this morning, introducing her latest musical endeavor and describing the story behind her sonically stunning first single "Thy Will." Serving as the debut from the forthcoming album LOVE REMAINS by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, the tender track ships to Country and Christian radio today... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Releases Today To Rave Reviews

Word Records recording artist We Are Messengers releases its highly-acclaimed 14-song self-titled debut today. The album is now available at both iTunes and Spotify, as well as at all major music outlets. We Are Messengers is the musical and ministry vision of Irishman Darren Mulligan, whose heart is to serve God and to see His radical love transform our lives and our communities... << Full Report >>
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Shirley Caesar Reveals New Album, "Fill This House"

The Reigning Queen of Gospel, pioneering music legend Shirley Caesar reveals a bold new album with FILL THIS HOUSE, available for pre-order now via iTunes and Amazon. Unveiling the album cover and track listing, FILL THIS HOUSE is scheduled to be released on Friday June 3, 2016, and continues a thrilling 2016 in store for Caesar... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 21, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Nominated for Two 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Centricity Music artist, Lauren Daigle, has been nominated for two BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album -- it was just announced. The show will air on ABC Network on May 22 (check local listings). Daigle, who recently received her first GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, has been reigning the top of the charts this past year. Her debut full-length album titled HOW CAN IT BE, has logged more than five weeks... << Full Report >>
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Jayden Frost Releases "Everything" EP

The former touring lead vocalist for 80's iconic band When In Rome (U.S. Version), Jayden Frost, has just released his latest project, an EP titled EVERYTHING. The six songs found on Everything were co-written by Frost and produced in Nashville along with Dove Award-winning producers Ian Eskelin and Barry Weeks. With a deep influence for 80's music, the songs found on Everything are influenced in the spirit of the iconic decade, yet very relevant to today. The lyric video... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 20, 2016*


1 Girl Nation 1GN 1GN's "Unite" Is Out Now

1GN released its highly anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. Touted as its "breakout album," the project features 10 upbeat original tracks written by the group, Lauryn Taylor Bach, Kayli Robinson and Carmen Hadley. Here are a few key reviews... << Full Report >>
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Audrey Assad Audrey Assad, Onething Conference, Live Recording Foster Christian Unity

Critically lauded singer, songwriter, author and charismatic Catholic, Audrey Assad, joined Mike Bickle, Francis Chan, Matt Maher, Misty Edwards and more during the International House of Prayer of Kansas City's (IHOPKC's) annual Onething young adult conference held last December. A picture of what can be accomplished by worship leaders, speakers and ministries representing different faith traditions, this event celebrating Christian unity is captured in song on the album, Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong, which released this week amidst acclaim from Forerunner Music, the official record label of IHOPKC... << Full Report >>
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Promise's "TellAVision" EP Out Friday

Promise's upcoming EP TellAVision paints a vision of a generation defined not by societal pressures, but rather by something far better and worthwhile. The entire project starting from the first track 'Right Now' featuring Crystal Nicole down to the last track 'Who You Are' featuring Montell Jordan, No Malice, and MC Jin encapsulates the truth that everyone is uniquely created, so be true to who you are. Don't fall into the lies and deceptions of society nor the trends of the world, but be true to who you were created to be... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's Heaven Come Conference To Gather Thousands From All Over The World

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, is gathering thousands of registrations from people around the globe for its first-ever Heaven Come Conference. As registrations continue to come in for the event being held May 25-27 in Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, those attending represent virtually every state in the US, as well as from at least 28 countries around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Mexico and more... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 19, 2016*


All Things New Premieres New Music Video; Heads Out on Tour This Weekend#

BEC Recordings' All Things New premieres a new music video today for their new radio single "Believe" from their current album The Good News (2015). Giving glimpses of the music video the last month on their Instagram account, the band is thrilled to share the final product. Based off the scripture in Mark 9, the new single was written to encourage listeners in times of struggle and desperation. "In times we feel we have no hope at all... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 18, 2016*


The Quiet Science's "The Rekindling of the Stars" Releases May 6

Since its inception, The Quiet Science has been known for an innovative brand of story-driven, ethereal music. The band's albums found a faithful audience who were drawn to the stunning musical landscapes and harmonic convergence of hope and renewal. Now, after a four-year hiatus, The Quiet Science reemerges with The Rekindling of the Stars, their third and most worship-centric album to date... << Full Report >>
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Country Faith Hymns, Third Installment To The Country Faith Music Series Releases May 6

Word Entertainment/Curb Records announce the release of Country Faith Hymns, the third installment within the Country Faith music series. Debuting two album versions from the applauded multi-faceted brand on May 6, 2016, one edition will feature 12 songs and be available online as well as at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and other key retail outlets. The other version, offering two additional songs, will be exclusive to all Cracker Barrel stores throughout the U.S. Located in 42 states and 630 retail stores to date, Cracker Barrel is the #1 fast casual restaurant chain in the nation... << Full Report >>
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"This Is Winter Jam" Premieres In Nashville

Debuting in theaters around the country for one night on Tuesday, April 19, Fathom Events and WORD Entertainment's "This Is Winter Jam" premiered to an exclusive audience of artists, industry executives and VIPs at the historic Franklin Theatre last week. Hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong-founders of the blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-the event's star-studded red carpet featured for KING & COUNTRY's Joel Smallbone, Newsboys' Duncan Phillips, Jeremy... << Full Report >>
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Indie Band Avery Road Releases New Album, Single

Virginia-based Christian trio Avery Road has released a new single today, "Your Dreams." The song, from the band's sophomore album titled "Another Song," is being serviced to Christian Soft AC/INSPO and Christian AC-formatted radio stations... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 15, 2016*


Group 1 Crew Group 1 Crew Set To Release New Studio Album, POWER, July 29

With three No. 1 singles, six top 5 radio hits and music featured on MTV, VH1, NBC and Fox to name a few, five-time Dove Award-winning Group 1 Crew is set to debut their fifth full-length studio album, titled POWER, on July 29 (Fervent Records). The pre-sale for the album begins today, April 15, where every advance purchase will include an immediate download of the title track and next radio single, "Power." Visit iTunes to find out more... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo To Release "Fightback Soundtrack: The Remixes" April 29

Wisconsin outfit We Are Leo had a great debut with Fightback Soundtrack on Dream Records and after a successful remix contest, the guys are proud to announce, Fightback Soundtrack: The Remixes. Featuring great remixes by Unikron, J.G.F., Josh Sentner, Kevin Aleksander and more, the album is due out on April 29th. DRÖM, (Dream Records EDM label) will be releasing the project and it will begin to take pre-orders today (April 15th) with fans receiving the Unikron remix of "Phoenix". Click here to get it on iTunes... << Full Report >>
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Gospel Icon Fred Hammond Hosts Live Recording on May 1st

In what will be his first live recording since 1999, gospel recording artist and music producer, Fred Hammond is ready to bring praise to life with the Fred Hammond LIVE: Night of Worship and Live Recording Concert. The ticketed event will take place at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston on Sunday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. and will be the source of his forthcoming album on RCA Inspiration. Following his chart-topping 2014 album, I WILL TRUST, the new project is scheduled for release later... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 14, 2016*


Hip Hop Artist Viktory Announces New Album To Release June 17

Billboard charting hip hop artist Viktory announces the release of his highly anticipated new project Tomorrow Came, slated to release June 17, 2016 on all digital platforms. Self-produced and recorded in (Huntsville, AL), the speaker/author/ordained ministry and multi-faceted artist packed 10 hard-hitting tracks that will compel, encourage and empower... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 13, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE's 2016 Tour De Compadres Releases Free Sampler on Noisetrade

The TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016 Sampler is the best way to get an early taste of what's to come on this year's tour! Featuring two songs from NEEDTOBREATHE's Live From The Woods album -- recorded live in Nashville, TN -- plus a track from each of the other compadres, Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Parachute, and Welshly Arms, this sampler shows how much good music will be packed into one great night. Get it on Noisetrade here: http://noisetrade.com/needtobreathe/tour-de-compadres-2016-sampler... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Music Veterans Of Great Comfort Records

Syntax Creative is delighted to announce a new deal with Great Comfort Records, a South Jersey-based record label founded by accomplished artists Lenny and Daniel Smith, who are father and son. Lenny's classic 1974 hymn "Our God Reigns" has been translated into 50 languages, appears on 30 albums and is in 40 songbooks and hymnals, while Daniel remains the frontman for his rock group Danielson, which was formerly under Tooth & Nail Records. Lenny wrote his first Scripture song in 1965, and the family's musical legacy is still building... << Full Report >>
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About A Mile About A Mile Launches PlegeMusic Campaign To Fund New Album

Former Word Entertainment artist About A Mile has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their next studio album, an independent release. Click here for all the details on how you can contribute to the campaign. About the campaign, the band writes: "We are so excited to officially announce that we will be working on a new album. We have so much new music that we can’t wait to share with you and we know you’re going to love it. We want you to be a... << Full Report >>
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Messianic Worship Leader Paul Wilbur Releases "Forever Good" April 15

Integrity Music announces the April 15 global release of Forever Good, a 10-track album from the world's preeminent Messianic worship leader, Paul Wilbur, known for crafting music filled with scriptural truth that also celebrates the Jewish heritage of the Christian faith. The album launches with a special celebration on the 15th in Wayne, New Jersey, at Beth Israel Worship Center, the largest Messianic congregation in the U.S. and home of renowned Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn... << Full Report >>
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UK's Newday Announce New Remix EP

In anticipation of this year's festival, Newday announced a new, exciting, EP containing remixes of their 2015 anthem 'Alive With Worship'. Written by Simon Brading and Jotham Oakley, the record is sung by Brighton native Sam Cox and has been reimagined by a selected group of international Christian producers each known for their own unique sound... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Honored With Four Billboard Music Award Nominations

Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED received four Billboard Music Award Nominations, earning in all Christian categories, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (EMPIRES) and Top Christian Song where both "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" and "Touch The Sky" scored nods. The nominations were announced live on ABC's Good Morning America. In 2015, Hillsong UNITED was nominated for Top Christian Song and won the category of Top Christian Artist. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards broadcast will air live on Sunday, May 22 on ABC at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 12, 2016*


Matthew West The Bible Tour 2016 Kicks Off With String Of Sold-Out Dates

The Bible Tour 2016 has officially kicked off its 17-date tour last Wednesday night in front of a sold out crowd in Sacramento. Now in its third year, K-LOVE Radio presents The Bible Tour 2016 in partnership with 25 Entertainment, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and LightWorkers Media, the producers behind History Channel's epic "The Bible" television miniseries watched by over 100 million. The tour's opening weekend included two more sold out shows in Phoenix and Albuquerque, and tickets are going fast for the remaining 12 dates. Fans can purchase general... << Full Report >>
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Salvador Frontman Nic Gonzales Unveils Debut Solo Album

Nic Gonzales, frontman of the award-winning band Salvador, is stepping center stage to debut his first singer/songwriter release, My Life Is Yours. The album features six original songs penned by Gonzales and includes special guest collaborations with Gabe Martinez of Stomptown Revival and CCM Music Icon and Award-Winning Latin Recording Artist Jaci Velasquez. My Life Is Yours is now available at digital retailers and streaming services including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and others. Gonzales will donate 100 percent of his royalties from the project to benefit Autism Tennessee... << Full Report >>
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House of Heroes Launch Pre-Order for New Album, "Colors"

House of Heroes is back. The new record Colors is slated for release this June on BC Music. Get a taste of the new direction with the video for "Colors Run" in the full report. Colors exposes listeners to a completely unseen side of the Columbus band, approaching the concept record as one seamless narrative following three diverse characters. House of Heroes flipped the entire script with Colors, employing a new producer (J.Hall), throwing out the playbook on tried and true recording techniques while still expanding on the band's signature sound. This is the band's first... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 11, 2016*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson's "Wingfeather Saga: Animated Series" Doubles Kickstarter Goal

Dove nominated singer/songwriter, award-winning author, and now a film production executive, Andrew Peterson, joins his Shining Isle Productions partner Chris Wall in saying a big THANKS to their fans and followers for funding the first production of their new company. Between March 1 and April 5, over 3,000 people donated $265,880-which is $155,000 over the base goal-to bring The Wingfeather Saga: Animated Series to the screen. Backers came from over 10 countries and the initial goal of $110,000 was reached within 48 hours. This landed The Wingfeather Saga in the Top 50 of film and video projects submitted for all Kickstarter campaigns. The film will be a half-pilot episode for the purpose of seeking series distribution... << Full Report >>
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Red RED Receives 2nd RIAA Gold Certification and 20th #1 Radio Single

GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED has received its second RIAA Gold Certification for its album End of Silence, which was the group's Essential Records debut. To celebrate the album's 10-year anniversary, RED will release a 10th Anniversary Edition on June 3, featuring two never-before-released songs as well as acoustic versions of some of the album's biggest songs. This release will be followed by an anniversary tour in the fall - more details to come. End of Silence also yielded the group's RIAA Gold Certified single, "Breathe Into Me... << Full Report >>
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MercyMe MercyMe Earns Eighth and Ninth Billboard Music Award Nominations

GRAMMY® Nominated MercyMe was honored with their eighth and ninth Billboard Music Award Nominations for the categories of Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for "Flawless." The nominations were announced live on ABC's Good Morning America. MercyMe was previously nominated in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album, in 2012 for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song and in all three Christian categories in 2015. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards broadcast will air live on Sunday, May 22 on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas... << Full Report >>
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V. Rose V. Rose, Flame To Appear in TLC's Jill & Jessa: Counting Tomorrow at 8pm CT

Inpop Records' pop star V.Rose can be seen in this week's episode of TLC's Jill & Jessa: Counting On as the cameras follow Ben & Jessa, along with their son Spurgeon, on a trip to St. Louis. The episode airs Tuesday on TLC at 8pm (Central). V. Rose is featured with friends FLAME and Mike REAL as they are in the recording music studio... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Foundation Announces 2016-17 Board of Directors

The GMA Foundation is proud to announce its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The GMA Foundation's mission is to continue to educate, preserve and invest in the Gospel and Christian music industry. GMA Foundation President Jackie Patillo states, "The GMA Foundation serves our community by focusing on our history and legacy as well as investing in education for our future creative leaders... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Garners Three Billboard Music Award Nominations, Honored In Every Christian Category

Chris Tomlin was honored today with nominations in every Christian category for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship and Top Christian Song for "Good Good Father." The honors put Tomlin at ten total BBMA nominations with three previous wins. ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship hit No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums and Top Christian Albums charts, while "Good Good Father... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, April 9, 2016*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Debuts "Christ In Me" Music Video

GRAMMY® nominated Jeremy Camp has introduced the official music video for “Christ In Me,” available globally today. K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people, hosted the unveiling of Camp’s latest video. From his latest studio album I Will Follow (Capitol CMG), “Christ In Me” is currently Top 15 on the National Christian Audience chart after only three weeks at radio... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Performs On AMERICAN IDOL Grand Finale

Colton Dixon performed on the AMERICAN IDOL series Grand Finale this week. Check it out inside the full report. Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox's hit show AMERICAN IDOL, and his career has been on the fast track ever since. Dixon's 2013 debut... << Full Report >>
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My Epic Announce Viscera Tour

Facedown Records' My Epic have announced dates for their Viscera Tour featuring Come Wind... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 8, 2016*


NF "Therapy Session," The New Album From NF, Set To Release on April 22

Hip-hop/alternative artist NF (Nate Feuerstein)will release his new album, Therapy Session, on April 22 via Capitol Music Group. Therapy Session is the follow-up to the Michigan native's debut album, Mansion, which entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Rap Album chart after its March 2015 release... << Full Report >>
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Capitol CMG Signs Hip Hop Duo Social Club Mifits To Roster

Capitol Christian Records based out of Nashville, Tenn., has welcome hip hop duo, Social Club Misfits to its roster. Together, they will unleash The Misfit Generation EP available nationwide on May 6. Fans can pre-order the album starting April 29, and instantly receive a free download on Social Club Misfits' breakthrough single "Courage... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 6, 2016*


for King & Country for King & Country Premiere New Song On "The View" Today

Two-time Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will debut their new song, “Priceless,” from their forthcoming movie of the same name, live on "The View" this morning, Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00AM ET/10C/P on ABC. The performance, to highlight a special birthday celebration for one of the show’s co-hosts, Candace Cameron Bure, marks the first time that the group will perform the song on national television... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 4, 2016*


Heath McNease Releases 10-Minute Rap Song, "Bicentennial Man"

Rapper Heath McNease has just released a brand new song... and it's a whopping 10 minutes long. McNease announced, "Well, guys...I just dropped a 10 minute rap song. No hooks, no bridges...just lyrics upon lyrics upon more lyrics. Click on the link [below] to download "Bicentennial Man" for free from Noisetrade! Please download, like, share... << Full Report >>
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Urban Rescue To Unveil "Wild Heart" May 6

LA-based revival band Urban Rescue is preparing to release Wild Heart, the group's first full album with Rend Family Records, available May 6. Fans got a glimpse of what to expect from the project with Urban Rescue's 5-track Wild Heart EP, which released in January. Critics responded to the songs with enthusiasm, saying "We can't wait to hear more... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 1, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Release New Album "Hard Love" July 15

GRAMMY Award®-nominated Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced early details of their forthcoming new album. “H A R D L O V E” arrives everywhere on July 15th. “H A R D L O V E” is now available for pre-order, with all purchases accompanied by instant grat downloads of the lead single, “HAPPINESS” as well as the album track “MONEY & FAME.” Exclusive album pre-order bundles that also... << Full Report >>
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The Gray Havens Return With "Ghost of a King" April 8

Critically acclaimed Artist Garden Entertainment husband/wife duo The Gray Havens are set to bow their highly anticipated full-length sophomore set, Ghost of a King, April 8. Featuring 10 of the couple's most personal and prolific songs to date, the project is currently available for pre-order on iTunes with two instant-grat tracks... << Full Report >>
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Decyfer Down Releases "The Other Side Of Darkness" Today Amidst Acclaim

Following Grammy and Dove Award nominations, a trio of best-selling major label albums and seven chart-topping singles alongside viral videos, Decyfer Down returns today (April 1) with the release of The Other Side Of Darkness through The Fuel Music. The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com and many more locations where great music is sold... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 31, 2016*


FaithEvents Launched As Premiere Destination And Ticketing For Faith-Based Events

FaithEvents has launched as the premiere destination and ticketing solution for faith-based events, powered by Eventbrite, the world's largest self-service ticketing and registration platform. The online destination combines Eventbrite's powerful technology with the editorial knowledge of faith-based event experts to provide a trusted and delightful experience for both Christian event-goers and those interested in hosting their own faith-based events... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 30, 2016*


Andy Hunter° Debuts PRESENCE - A Free App - April 22

UK-based producer, artist, and composer DJ Andy Hunter° announces the release of the free app, Presence. Developed by Hunter° to uniquely find ways to spend quality time with God, Presence was also created to purposefully intersect and enhance the creative arts in the church and during devotional time. Presence will be available on April 22... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 29, 2016*


Lecrae Lecrae Announces The Heartland Tour with Switchfoot

Two-Time Grammy® Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist LECRAE is headlining THE HEARTLAND TOUR with Grammy® Award-Winning Alternative Rock Band SWITCHFOOT in June, accompanied by a surprise special guest. The string of dates kicks off June 10 in Omaha, NE. and weaves through the central U.S. to the northwest, wrapping June 19 in Spokane, WA. Tickets for The Heartland Tour go on sale starting Friday, April 1... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Colton Dixon To Perform On AMERICAN IDOL Series Finale April 7

Colton Dixon will return to the AMERICAN IDOL stage Thursday, April 7 to perform at the 15th and final season of the iconic singing competition. The finale will air LIVE on FOX from 8:00pm to 10:06pm EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AMERICAN IDOL helped launch Dixon's career when he made it to the top seven on Season 11. Fans have been quick to support Dixon since the show, with his debut album A Messenger scoring record-breaking sales and the follow up, ANCHOR, producing multiple No. 1 hits. Currently, Dixon is out on the Hits Deep Tour alongside TobyMac... << Full Report >>
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Jasmine Hurtado To Release "Brillaré" April 8

Dream Label Group / Visión is excited to announce the Pre-Order of "Brillaré" from the incredibly talented Jasmine Hurtado. "Brillaré" is the Spanish version of her debut album "Sparkle". The single "Brillaré" has a great positive message encouraging us to "Brillaré" our light for the world to see. It's an upbeat song that every station will want to put in their rotation! Here's what Jasmine has to say about this incredible release: "When people hear "Brillaré", I want them to feel encouraged, uplifted, inspired and loved. I want every listener to stand up in boldness, to not be afraid to follow their dreams, and build up the Kingdom of God... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 28, 2016*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Give Away Free Song For 48 Hours Only!

San Diego rock band Switchfoot is celebrating To Write Love On Her Arms by giving away a previously unreleased song the band recorded 7 years ago during Hello Hurricane recording sessions. For 48 hours, fans can get the track totally for free in exchange for their email address being added to the band's mailing list. Visit this link to get the song: http://switchfoot.com/light-heavy-song-download/... << Full Report >>
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Zach Bolen Releases Second Track from "Live & Alone" Series

Part 2 in Zach Bolen's "Live and Alone" series features new track "Carry On". The Seattle based front man of Citizens and Saints will be releasing his solo record via BC Music this summer. The epic bearded front man cites the last twelve years of life as the biggest influence on the sound of the record, which dances delicately between Manchester Orchestra range stretches and bouncy... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Jaci Velasquez To Perform at Autism Speaks on 4/2

California Closets and 94 FM The Fish have teamed up to host an evening of fashion and fun in support of Autism Awareness. April is Autism Awareness month, and Light It Up Blue Runway Fashion & Design will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5 - 7pm at California Closets in Franklin (420 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067). The event will feature Style Diva Cathi Aycock of Style Home Page, Live performances by Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales, and fashion designs by Project Runway's Johnathan Kayne... << Full Report >>
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Passion Performs On FOX & Friends In Celebration Of Easter

Watch two videos from Passion's FOX & Friends Easter performance... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin Announces Second Round of Dates for the "20 Years In One Night Tour"

Award-winning gospel artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin is excited to announce additional dates on his 20 Years in One Night Tour. The second leg will kick off on June 3, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia at The James Brown Arena and will visit 12 additional cities throughout the United States this summer. Tickets for 20 Years in One Night Tour summer dates will be available via Ticketmaster beginning April, 1, 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 25, 2016*


Crowder Passion Release "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)" Live Video In Celebration Of Good Friday And Easter

In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Passion has released the live video for "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)," a song that proclaims the power and triumph of the cross. Passion band will perform the impactful anthem, along with current single "Remember," this Easter Sunday, March 27 on FOX & Friends... << Full Report >>
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My Epic To Release "Viscera" June 6

The captivating new release from My Epic sees the band building on the pivotal momentum of previous releases while still treading new ground musically and thematically. With Viscera, My Epic reference the Latin term for the inner organs as the thread that runs through the tracks. The aspect of each song alluding to a human emotion tied to physicality makes Viscera My Epic's most heavily themed release to date... << Full Report >>
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Temple Veil Releases New EP, "Give His Love Away"

CCM international touring duo Temple Veil releases its third recording project March 25. The EP, titled “Give His Love Away,” features the title track as well as the single “You,” which garnered significant radio airplay across the United States, U.K. and Australia, becoming Worship FM Network’s most requested song of all time. The Tampa, Florida-based duo, comprised of vocalist DeRock, who also plays violin and keys, and Brysson, the band’s guitarist, are set to tour in support of the new five-song EP... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Releases Debut Album, "Giving Over"

Consumed By Fire's highly anticipated full-length album Giving Over is now available nationwide. The 11-track project features their first hit "Lean On Me" and their new second single "He Waits For Me" that is being added at radio stations across the U.S... << Full Report >>
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Award-winning artist Promise joins the Good Fruit Family

Good Fruit Co. is thrilled to announce that Toronto based emcee, Promise has joined the team. As a songwriter/artist who has never been anything short of himself, and who has consequently been able to carve out a natural yet profoundly unique space somewhere between urban hip hop and soulful ballad, Promise mixes perfectly with the beat and tune of Good Fruit - particularly because he, too, is in pursuit of excellence, creativity, and uncompromising authenticity. As said by Royce Da 5'9, Promise is "definitely MORE THAN MUSIC... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Self-Titled Debut EP Releases Today

New Radiate Music husband / wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, premieres their self-titled debut EP today (Good Friday, March 25) with The Fuel Music distribution. Available now at iTunes and all major digital retailers, the album features the radio single "Walk on Waves" along with anthems "It Is Finished" and "Infinite Grace" that are set to inspire listeners to worship during Easter and beyond. The new recording also features "Maker of Miracles," a song that became the prelude to a miracle for the Adamecs family... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 24, 2016*


Jason Fowler To Release Debut Christian Album, "I Fall In"

Singer/songwriter Jason Fowler is gearing up for the release his highly-anticipated project I Fall In. The debut Christian album will be available exclusively at LifeWay bookstores and online nationwide May 13, 2016 through New Day Distribution and RCity Records. In anticipation of the full-length project, RCity Records will launch a digital pre-order on April 22 for I Fall In via iTunes, offering fans three sneak peek tracks for select singles "You Give Me a Reason" (featuring Peter Furler), "Come Alive," and "Broken Vessels" (featuring Jillian Edwards)... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 23, 2016*


Jason Gray Jason Gray to Release "Where The Light Gets In" June 17th

One of Christian music’s premiere singer/songwriters, Jason Gray, is scheduled to release his new studio album, Where The Light Gets In, June 17th. Gray worked with nine high-profile producers on the project, including Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher), Ben Glover (MercyMe, for KING & COUNTRY) and Colby Wedgeworth (Jordan Feliz, Lincoln Brewster). Where The Light Gets In features 12 new songs plus his Top 15 single from 2015, “Glow In The Dark.” The first single, “Sparrows,” is going for adds at radio on April 1st and already has airplay at two key outlets, K-LOVE and WFRN/South Bend, IN. The full album presents a more hope-centered message than Gray’s last three albums and shows God’s redemptive presence even in the midst of difficulties... << Full Report >>
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Forerunner Music’s "Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong" Releases April 15

Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC), releases its much anticipated music offering, Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong, April 15 through digital and physical retail outlets everywhere with New Day Distribution. Recorded live at IHOPKC's annual Onething young adult conference last December (Dec. 28 - 31) and marking the eighth live Onething album to date, Love Makes Us Strong is an authentic worship collection of some of the most powerful and memorable songs from the event led by members of the IHOPKC worship team... << Full Report >>
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Music City Management Signs Marc Martel to Artist Roster

Music City Management announced today the signing of Marc Martel, the voice of the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band produced by legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, and formerly the lead singer with the award-winning pop group Downhere. Martel is scheduled to release his long awaited covers album on June 17, 2016, The Covers LP, Vol. 1. The project will feature fan requested songs, such as Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," as well as many more favorites done in Martel's unique vocal style. Martel will be performing songs from the new record at an upcoming Nashville concert... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce's "Laughing In The Dark" Hits DVD April 5

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-With sellouts in more than 125 theatres around the country last fall for its one-night Fathom Events and Fuesic Entertainment presentation, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" is set to debut on DVD April 5 from Sony Pictures. A deeply personal glimpse into the life of the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all time, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" chronicles a series of tragic... << Full Report >>
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Love Displayed to Release Debut Album April 22

The West Virginia based Christian duo, Love Displayed, will release their debut CCM album, You're The Only One, on April 22nd. Produced by Ian McIntosh of Jesus Culture, the project features all new songs that were co-written by Love Displayed founding members, Zak and Amy Huffman, and features several Jesus Culture musicians. The first single is the title track and it's currently going for adds at radio and delivers strong lyrics about the power of a Christ relationship.... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers' "Momentum: Live In Manila" EP Releases Friday, March 25

Capturing the mission, heart, and worldwide movement of Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, Planetshakers Band releases its Momentum: Live in Manila EP globally through Integrity Music March 25. The EP encapsulates the excitement and passion of 30,000 worshippers across two sold-out Planetshakers events held on back-to-back evenings in Manila's Araneta Coliseum last August... << Full Report >>
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Author Sally Lloyd-Jones and Grammy Award winner Ashley Cleveland team up to support African Bible Initiative

African Leadership Inc, a local non-profit organization based in Brentwood, TN has announced guest speaker Sally Lloyd-Jones and music guest Ashley Cleveland will highlight the evening for the third annual Spread the Word Bible Banquet. The night will be hosted by Thompson Station Church on April 7, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Gives Birth to Her Third Child

Francesca Battistelli, who received her first GRAMMY Award last month, has given birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin. He entered the world on Sunday, March 20 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Please join her, Matt, her husband and proud dad, and their two other children, Eli (5) and Audrey (3), in welcoming Isaac into their family. "We are so in love with our big bundle of joy!" Battistelli shares. "We pray that Isaac will be full of laughter as his name suggests. We're so grateful to God for a healthy and safe birth, and we look... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 22, 2016*


The Gospel Music Association Announces New Board of Directors

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today a new Board of Directors, whose terms are effective immediately. Jackie Patillo currently serves as President. “The GMA is excited to add an incredible group of individuals to our board as we continue strengthening and building the future for the association and its membership. I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to serve our community alongside such an accomplished group,” says Patillo... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 21, 2016*


V. Rose Inpop's V.Rose Unveils Her "Young Dangerous Heart" Set To Release April 22

A formidable female-fusion of modern pop unlike anything else Christian music has to offer is Inpop's latest prodigy, pop artist V.Rose. This vibrant young artist is making a splash with her debut release Young Dangerous Heart set to hit shelves and digital markets April 22. See full track listing below. The 13-track album is a sonic blast collection that is packed tight with power-pop grooves fueled by forgiveness, informed by truth; an empowering reminder for the younger generation... << Full Report >>
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One Bad Pig Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Fund New Album

Rock band One Bad Pig has reunited and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their first new album in 25 years. Their goal is a humble $7,000, and at the time this goes to print, the band is already more than halfway there. Visit this link to check out their campaign. On their pledge page, the band writes, "SO, well here we are in the studio once again. Writing and recording new One Bad Pig songs that will soon see the light of day, with your help... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Living Word Christian Center

Syntax Creative is happy to announce a new deal with Living Word Christian Center, a non-denominational church located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota with over 11,000 members. On April 15, Living Word worship group The Fifth Service will release its sophomore album, Proven, which is available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 18, 2016*


Hillsong Hillsong Worship Releases Easter Single "Grace To Grace"

Debuting in time for the celebration of Easter, Hillsong Worship is unveiling "Grace To Grace," their newest single composed by Joel Houston and Chris Davenport. In support of the song, "Grace To Grace" is being released digitally to all accounts. "We’re here for a journey,” Joel Houston said of the song. "It’s a process that involves taking up our cross and denying ourselves, following him daily. It’s a process that involves humility and surrender... << Full Report >>
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Poured Out Signs With Facedown Records

As one of Maryland's most recent bands, Poured Out have struck a significant blow to the scene with their 90s era metal-influenced hardcore-heavy on the hardcore. Their debut self-released EP "Blind Heart," recorded and engineered by Josh Schoeder at Random Awesome, shows off the band's technique in an unassuming way, letting classic elements like breakdowns and blast beats take the lead. Formed in 2014, Poured Out now bring their dynamic Maryland-style hardcore to Facedown Records with the re-release of Blind Heart, out April 8... << Full Report >>
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"The Passion: New Orleans" Soundtrack Released Today

The Passion: New Orleans - the soundtrack for FOX's two-hour epic musical event, THE PASSION, airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) - was released today by Deep Well Records/Virgin Records. THE PASSION tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of well-known pop songs, sung by the cast... << Full Report >>
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Blue Engine Records Releases "The Abyssinian Mass" Today

Raise your voices and lift your hearts today, Blue Engine Records releases The Abyssinian Mass by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Damien Sneed, Chorale Le Chateau and Special Guest Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III. The Abyssinian Mass - a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals -marks Marsalis's first original recorded composition in six years... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 17, 2016*


Matt Maher Matt Maher Announces Spring Dates with Guest John Tibbs

Eight time GRAMMY®-nominee Matt Maher announces his spring dates of his "Saints And Sinners" tour with special guest John Tibbs beginning April 6th through May 7th. The spring leg of the tour will feature returning ministry partners Save The Storks and newcomers to the tour, Museum of the Bible. This tour is on the heels of Maher's three GRAMMY nominations this year including... << Full Report >>
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"In Christ Alone: The Songs of Stuart Townend and Keith Getty" Releases March 18

Integrity Music announces the March 18 global release of In Christ Alone: The Songs of Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, featuring 16 of the most beloved modern hymns and worship songs from renowned British writer Stuart Townend and Irish writer Keith Getty. Individually, Townend and Getty have written a canon of songs for the contemporary church, and together... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Zealand Worship Unveils New Songs

The story of Zealand Worship continues to unfold as the band is sharing acoustic videos supporting a mix of brand new songs and celebrated tunes from their newest release, Zealand Worship The EP (Word Worship). Continuing to reiterate that their success is not defined by numbers or sales, but in a lasting experience, With the help of Worship Leader and CCLI TV, the globally traversing group of musicians recently premiered acoustic videos of EP tracks "That's Who You Are" and "Lead Us To Your Heart... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 16, 2016*


1 Girl Nation 1GN Reunion Records' 1GN Set To Release Sophomore Album, "Unite," April 15

Power pop vocal group 1GN, formerly 1 Girl Nation, is set to release its anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. The GMA Dove Award New Artist Nominee is excited to bring fans new music with a meaningful message. The new album centers around the anthemic song "Guard Your Heart," based on Proverbs 4:23-27, which begins with the encouragement, "Above all else, guard your heart." The scripture is a kind of slogan for... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Dove Channel’s Original Series, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families" Set To Premiere On April 5

Cinedigm's (NASDAQ: CIDM) Dove Channel is confirmed to exclusively premiere the three-part original series, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families," on April 5, May 3 and June 7. The one-hour long episodes feature "The Queen of Clean's" trademark combination of fierce wit and southern charm in all three of the family-friendly episodes. Adding to the clean fun, some of her closest friends and all-star comedians will also take the stage. The lineup will include the talents of Bone Hampton, Brad Stine, PJ Walsh, Nazareth, Joby Saad, Michael Joiner, Taylor Mason, Anthony Griffith... << Full Report >>
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Gungor Gungor Launches Pre-Order of "One Wild Life: Spirit"

GRAMMY® -nominated artist Gungor has launched the pre-order of their upcoming release One Wild Life: Spirit. iTunes pre-order includes an immediate download of the tracks "Kiss the Night," "Hurricane" and "Wonder." The upcoming record features 11 new songs co-written by Michael and Lisa Gungor and produced by Michael. Spirit is volume two of Gungor's album trilogy titled One Wild Life, which is being released over the course of 12 months. Spirit debuts on March 25 and can be pre-ordered here... << Full Report >>
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Citizen Way Citizen Way's Sophomore Album "2.0" Releases To Critical Praise

Citizen Way's highly anticipated sophomore album 2.0 debuted last week to a warm reception among critics who say the new music "takes the originally high bar set by Citizen Way and raises it even further" (The Christian Beat). Fans, critics and fellow musicians are all singing the praises of 2.0... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 15, 2016*


Building 429 Building 429 Launches The I Am Unashamed Webpage

When Building 429 released UNASHAMED, their latest project last fall, it was touted as the band's most powerful and anthemic album to date. The band is now excited to share their newly launched I AM UNASHAMED webpage. This is a place where you can read stories and view photos of how others are living their lives unashamed, and where you can also share your own story. The new webpage is a way to be part of a community, be inspired and encouraged daily, and so much more... << Full Report >>
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Da T.R.U.T.H. Hip Hop Artist Da' Truth Reveals New Single & New Album

Grammy nominated hip hop artist Da' Truth shared a cryptic exchange with internationally respected Christian Apologist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias via Twitter last week, and it triggered a worldwide response. With questions surrounding the idea of truth, God and religion, thousands of listeners from NGEN radio and Jam The Hype shared their concern for the outspoken artist wondering if he was questioning his faith. In reality it was revealed that Da' Truth wasn't confused about his Christian beliefs, but he and Zacharias were sharing lyrics from his new single, "Religion... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 14, 2016*


7eventh Time Down 7eventh Time Down Premieres "God Is On The Move" Official Video

BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down is premiering the official video of their single, "God Is On The Move," exclusively with K-LOVE today. The single is continuing to climb the charts, which hit the Top 10 on Hot AC/CHR and the Top 15 National Christian Audience chart and just recently landed in the Top 15 iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. You can watch the video... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Young & Free's "Youth Revival" Garners Top Chart Placements

On the heels of a YouTube Spaces Livestream event viewed by thousands, Hillsong Young & Free's Youth Revival (Feb. 26) garnered the top spot on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and boasted a top 10 placement on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart. Hillsong Young & Free played filled release shows at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre and San Francisco's The Regency Ballroom around the debut of their LP... << Full Report >>
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Zach Bolen Zach Bolen's "Live & Alone" Series Starts Today

Zach Bolen has always been a storyteller, whether that's through his vocalist role in Citizens & Saints or channeling the likes of Bright Eyes and Ryan Adams in his solo offerings. Premiering today exclusively at ZachBolen.com is "Leave Me Alone", the first in his six part series entitled "Live & Alone", Bolen's preview to his summer record, 1001. The epic bearded front man cites the last twelve years of life as the biggest influence on the sound of the record... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 11, 2016*


Bethel Music Bethel Music Hosts Heaven Come Conference In L.A.'s Microsoft Theatre May 25-27

Hosting "Worship Nights" with capacity crowds in major market venues around the world, Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, now offers its first-ever conference, the Heaven Come Conference. The event will be held May 25-27 in Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater and will feature the church's senior leadership team and the Bethel Music recording artist collective along with special guest worship leaders and speakers, all delving into the topic of finding a deeper understanding of "on earth as it is in Heaven... << Full Report >>
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Christon Gray Releases His Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Solo Project

Today, acclaimed Christian hip-hop and R&B artist, songwriter and producer Christon Gray releases his highly-anticipated sophomore solo project and major label debut, THE GLORY ALBUM, on Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA label. Already capturing widespread attention, THE GLORY ALBUM is a progressive mix of hip-hop, R&B and contemporary Christian music that defies tradition, without losing its intentions. Accomplishing a universal sound, his 13-track album includes the lead single... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 10, 2016*


Veridia VERIDIA Premieres Official Music Video For No. 1 Single

Alt-Rock band VERIDIA has just released a new music video for their No. 1 radio single, "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)." The song, their second career No. 1 single, hit the top spot this past February on both the Billboard and Mediabase CCM Rock chart. Watch the video now on their official YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/VERIDIA... << Full Report >>
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Kari Jobe Integrity Music Releases "Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe" April 1

Integrity Music announces the April 1 global release of Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe, an 11-track album and resource DVD featuring some of the most beloved songs from the Dallas-Fort Worth-based ministry and its longtime team member, Dove Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe. For this collection, Integrity gathered 10 of Jobe's songs from five of Gateway's live albums as well as one song, "My Beloved," from her best-selling, self-titled studio project. The recording includes... << Full Report >>
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The Union of Sinners and Saints Announces Debut Radio Single

Newly formed Christian rock band, The Union of Sinners and Saints, which features members from Petra and Whiteheart, two of the best selling Christian Rock bands of all time, has announced their debut radio single. "Christ the Lord isRisen Today," a scorching rock rendition of the classic John Wesley hymn, is the first single from the band's upcoming, self-titled debut album. The single showcases an updated rock... << Full Report >>
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Redemption Story Fuels EP from Newcomer Ben Oakes

Alternative Christian Hip-Hop artist Ben Oakes is sharing his story of redemption and restoration through his forthcoming EP, Goodbye Forever. To support the project, he has launched an ambitious Go Fund Me campaign that has already seen significant success. With a goal of $5,500, the campaign quickly got off the ground, raising over $1000 in a matter of hours. The funds will support... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 9, 2016*


Stavesacre Launch Campaign For New Album!

Yesterday, rock band Stavesacre made the announcement that they'd be returning with a brand new studio album. On their official Facebook page, the band wrote, "We've been writing a brand new Stavesacre record! The songs are in the demo phase and we couldn't be happier. Now it's time to record them and get them to your ears... << Full Report >>
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K-Love Coca-Cola Consolidated To Serve As Presenting Sponsor For 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Coca-Cola Consolidated has teamed up with the EMMY® winning 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, serving as presenting sponsor for the only fan-voted experience in the industry. Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West will host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. The event will be broadcasted live on K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people... << Full Report >>
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Stars Go Dim's Debut Single "You Are Loved" Hits No. 1 On MediaBase Christian Audience Chart

Stars Go Dim's debut single "You Are Loved" has surged to the No. 1 spot on the MediaBase Audience Chart, proclaiming a message of hope that is resonating with listeners everywhere. "This song is such a simple message, you are loved, but it's a message that our culture desperately desperately... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 8, 2016*


Third Day THIRD DAY Receives "Soul On Fire" No. 1 Plaques

During their sold out "Lead Us Back" Tour stop in Nashville this past weekend, the members of the multi-platinum selling band THIRD DAY were presented with plaques for their No. 1 single, "Soul On Fire." Holding the top spot for 11 weeks at radio, this GRAMMY®-nominated song was the most played at Christian radio in 2015. "Soul On Fire" was also officially named the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year, according to Billboard's Christian Overall National Audience year-end chart, and iTunes' editorial team selected “Soul On Fire” as one of 2015's top tracks... << Full Report >>
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Multi-Platinum Rock Band STRYPER Announces 2016 “FALLEN” Tour

After spending most of 2015 off the road, multi-platinum rock band STRYPER will hit the road this spring in support of their new album, FALLEN. Released in October via Frontiers Music SRL and produced by frontman Michael Sweet, FALLEN is the band’s ninth studio album and their most critically acclaimed release to date, impressively landing near the top of the charts in three separate genres: Rock, Hard Music and Christian/Gospel... << Full Report >>
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K-Love K-LOVE Fan Awards And John Sanders LLC Garner Two Distinguished EMMY® Awards

K-LOVE Radio Network along with Memphis Based Company John Sanders LLC were honored with two EMMY® Awards at last Saturday Night's 30th Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The wins come in the categories of Lighting and Set Design, assisted by Tony Fransen and Scott More (Go Live Pro). Marking the first for the national fan-voted awards show, the K-LOVE Fan Awards is now in its fourth year. K-LOVE Radio Network and John Sanders LLC were also nominated in the Special Event Coverage category... << Full Report >>
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Author Chad Veach Releases New Book, "Unreasonable Hope"

Rising faith leader Chad Veach shares how personal hardships can and will give readers a deeper understanding of God, through his debut book and an unexpected cause focused campaign that has reached millions worldwide. In UNREASONABLE HOPE: FINDING FAITH IN THE GOD WHO BRINGS PURPOSE TO YOUR PAIN, available now, Veach shares the story of his daughter, Georgia, who was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder called... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 7, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Golf Tournament Brings Stars And Athletes Together For Charity

Atlantic/Word recording group NEEDTOBREATHE is bringing together celebrity athletes and musicians for their annual charity golf tournament. The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, now in its fourth year, raises money to benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world. This year's participants include NBA legend Rick Barry, PGA player Russell Henley, NFL receiver Adam Humphries, multiplatinum rock band Switchfoot, chart-topping singer Mat Kearney, actor Kevin Sorbo ("God's Not Dead") and musicians Drew Holcomb and John Mark McMillan... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Song Becomes Prelude To A Miracle

New Radiate Music husband / wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, will premiere their self-titled debut EP March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. Featuring the single "Walk on Waves" that is going for radio adds today (March 7), along with anthems "It Is Finished" and "Infinite Grace" that are set to inspire listeners to worship during Easter and beyond, the new recording also features "Maker of Miracles." The song became the prelude to a miracle for the Adamecs family... << Full Report >>
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B-Fade Nominated For Independent Grind Artist of the Year by the Invasion Music Awards

Christian Hip-Hop artist B-Fade has been presented with the Independent Grind Artist of the Year nomination by the Invasion Music Awards. The awards are run by Invasion Live Music Group, a promotion and booking organization, which originated in Phoenix, Arizona. The vision behind the movement is to engage all generations with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the medium of music... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 4, 2016*


Lecrae UNASHAMED WORLD, Film Featuring Hip Hop Artist Lecrae, Premieres in Theaters June 1

A 17-year project spanning ten countries and thirty-seven cities while capturing over 10,000 hours of footage, UNASHAMED WORLD is the high-energy, deeply personal story of Lecrae's Cinderella rise from a garage start-up artist to a global phenomenon. Granting unprecedented access to Lecrae and fellow artists from the 116 Clique, the film features exclusive interviews, fan-generated videos, personal home videos - including footage of Lecrae's visit to... << Full Report >>
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Tedashii Unleashes New EP, "This Time Around"

Thoughtful lyricist and hip-hop artist, Tedashii, returns with the release of his newest project, This Time Around. Starting today (March 4), the 7-track EP is availablevia Reach Records for digital purchase and streaming across all DSPs. Earlier this week, Tedashii prompted fans to call a telephone number (404-590-4984) for an exclusive announcement. Fans were greeted with a personal message from Tedashii revealing details for the release of his new project, This Time Around, on March 4. On the recording he shared... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Adds Spring and Summer Dates to Empires Tour

Australian-based worship group Hillsong UNITED is adding a string of spring and summer dates to their North American EMPIRES Tour. The new shows will feature special guest Lauren Daigle. Following a February capacity-crowd tour run, the second leg of cities kicks off in Baltimore on April 28 with stops across the country throughout April, May and July. Tickets for Empires Tour April and May dates are on sale now, and tickets for Empires Tour July dates go on sale Friday, April 8, 2016... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Announces Third Pre-Order Song "Point To You"

Word Records recording artist, We Are Messengers, continues its strong and swift build towards the band's self-titled, 14-song album debut with today's release of "Point To You." The third of four digital songs released to album pre-order buyers, "Point To You" follows their debut radio single, "Everything Comes Alive," and crowd favorite, "I'm On Fire," as the latest song available for instant download upon pre-ordering the new album. Officially releasing April 22, click here to pre-order We Are Messengers... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 3, 2016*


Matthew West Matthew West's "Grace Wins" Tops Multiple Radio Charts

Multiple award-winning artist Matthew West has just received his seventh No. 1 radio single with "Grace Wins." The song, his second radio single from the 2015 release Live Forever (Capitol CMG), has hit the top of both the Billboard Christian Airplay chart and AC Indicator charts the same week. "I just heard the news that 'Grace Wins' is No. 1 this week and I'm blown away!" West exclaims. "I have to thank my friends at radio across the country for once again carrying a song from... << Full Report >>
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Bema Media Launches "The Big 25 on iShine Live" Countdown Show

Bema Media, the leading Christian media group dedicated to ministering to pre-teens and their families, expands their successful iShine countdown to a 2-hour weekly radio show that launches on March 4, 2016. "The Big 25 on iShine Live" will feature the Top 25 Christian pop hits from all across America, along with artist features and interviews throughout. The show is positioned as an upbeat pop music show that targets youth and their families while having listeners contribute to the show by voting for their favorites online each week. Artists that have... << Full Report >>
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Christian Media Platform PRAZOR Launches Featuring Music, Talk and Teaching

Officially announced at last week's National Religious Broadcaster's Convention in Nashville, TN, Flowing Streams has just launched PRAZOR, an unprecedented digital Christian media platform. "PRAZOR is the fulfillment of a ten year vision," says Flowing Streams CEO, Rick Wiles. "It will completely revolutionize Christian media throughout the world with creatively curated audio and video content, including music, teaching and talk programming... << Full Report >>
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River Valley Worship Releases New Live Album, "Edge of Heaven"

Set for digital release today and for retail release on March 25th, Edge of Heaven marks the first live worship recording for River Valley Church, a Minnesota-based ministry currently serving 7,500 members across eight campuses in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spearheaded by lead worship pastor Ryan Williams and produced by Luke Fredrickson (Jonathan Thulin, Jeremy Camp) Edge of Heaven came to life over the course of a year spent crafting songs... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 2, 2016*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson and J. Chris Wall Launch Film and TV Production Company Shining Isle Productions

Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and award winning author Andrew Peterson, along with veteran producer J. Chris Wall (VeggieTales), have launched Shining Isle Productions to develop film and television projects. Their first effort will be an animated short film based on Peterson's highly popular and award-winning Wingfeather Saga book series. A Kickstarter campaign launched March 1st to help create the project. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478789344/bring-the-wingfeather-saga-to-the-screen?ref=users... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz to Release First Full Album "The River" on April 22nd

Chart topping newcomer, Jordan Feliz, is scheduled to release his first full album for Centricity Music, The River, on April 22nd. Once again teaming with Joshua Silverberg (Michael W. Smith, Newsboys) and Colby Wedgeworth (Lincoln Brewster) as producers, Feliz delivers seven new songs and the project also features four songs from Feliz's debut EP, Beloved. This includes "The River" that remained No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 10 weeks, No. 1 on the Hot AC/CHR Chart for seven weeks, AC Indicator Chart for six weeks, and AC Monitored Chart for one week. At the same time, Feliz has garnered four million video views with his performance/lyric videos for the song... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 1, 2016*


Phil Wickham Phil Wickham's Anticipated "Children Of God" To Debut April 22

Phil Wickham's highly anticipated new full length album Children Of God will debut on April 22, 2016. Marking his first LP in three years, Children Of God comes on the heels of the impactful single "This Is Amazing Grace," which was certified RIAA Gold and named BMI's Christian Song of the Year as it topped radio charts. This powerful anthem was recently recognized as the most-sung worship song in the North American church by Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI). Children Of God is filled with songs sure to follow in those footsteps and become new worship favorites. Heralded by the single "Your Love Awakens Me," the pre-order of the new album is available now on PhilWickham.com and on iTunes and Amazon Music March 11th... << Full Report >>
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Humble Beast Announces Two New Partnerships With Fair Trade and Current Talent Agency

Humble Beast, a label out of the Northwest that is a family of creative, pastors, writers, theologians and musicians, announces two new partnerships with the goal to expand their reach with a distribution arrangement with Fair Trade Services and booking for the entire roster by Current Talent Agency. Humble Beast is home to introspective artist Propaganda, the creative Beautiful Eulogy, writer and artist Jackie Hill-Perry, and JGivens... << Full Report >>
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SCC Steven Curtis Chapman's WORSHIP AND BELIEVE Releases This Friday, March 4

Multi-platinum selling and five-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is gearing up to release his 23rd career studio album, Worship And Believe, this Friday, March 4 (Essential Worship). Co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan, Worship And Believe is Chapman's first worship record in his three decade-long career. Featuring 16 tracks with co-writes from artists such as Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Rend Collective, the critics have already praised Worship And Believe from this iconic artist as... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 29, 2016*


Matthew West The Bible Tour 2016 Kicks Off April 6 In California

The Bible Tour returns in 2016 with an all-new lineup that includes Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets, Aaron Shust, Love & The Outcome and Blanca. The 19-date tour, now in its third year, is a partnership between 25 Entertainment, K-LOVE Radio, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and LightWorkers Media, the producers behind History Channel's epic "The Bible" television miniseries watched by over 100 million. The show features your favorite artists bringing the Bible to life through live performances of today's biggest songs paired with stunning visuals in a... << Full Report >>
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Tickets for The Classic Crime's "Albatross" Ten Year Anniversary Tour Go On Sale

If you're lucky, your band has an explosive first release, an album that every fan can trace to the start of a lifelong obsession. The Classic Crime will be traversing their roots this Spring to say thank you to all the fans who made Albatross the giant slice of nostalgia it has become. Returning as a five-piece for the first time in five years, the Seattle act will be offering special VIP packages in addition to showcasing the record front-to-back, which includes songs the band hasn't played live in almost a decade... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 26, 2016*


The Rocket Summer New The Rocket Summer Album Out Friday, February 26th through Aviate Records

"Without a doubt, this is the most ambitious record I've ever done," explains Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER to Entertainment Weekly, who premieres the full album stream to his highly-anticipated and universally-acclaimed sixth studio album Zoetic. "There wasn't much thought of, 'Is this a Rocket Summer album?' when I was making it. I pushed myself to do something I never would have done in the past... << Full Report >>
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Michael W. Smith "The Passion: New Orleans" Soundtrack Debuts March 18

On March 18, Deep Well Records/Virgin Records will release The Passion: New Orleans, the soundtrack for FOX's two-hour inspirational television music event airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The soundtrack features cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (Peter), Seal (Pontius Pilate)and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, mother of Jesus),plus special guests Yolanda Adams, Shane Harper (disciple) and Michael W. Smith (disciple)... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Offer Easter Anthems “It Is Finished,” “Infinite Grace”

Worship leader, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Austin Adamec and acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and former 1 Girl Nation member Lindsey Adamec release their self-titled debut EP from Radiate Music March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. Available for pre-order now on iTunes, Austin & Lindsey Adamec features the first radio single "Walk on Waves," which goes to radio March 14, as well as the Easter-like declarations "Infinite Grace" and "It Is Finished," each pointing the way to the bigger picture in God's plan... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 25, 2016*


Citizen Way Announces Sophomore Album 2.0, Set To Release March 11

Citizen Way has announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album 2.0, available March 11. Fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the group since their 2013 debut, Love Is The Evidence, which produced radio hits such as "How Sweet The Sound," "Should've Been Me," "Nothing Ever" and "Evidence." Tireless road warriors, Citizen Way has toured with MercyMe, Big Daddy Weave and Sanctus Real among others. 2.0 is the byproduct of the change, growth and transitions the band has since experienced... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 24, 2016*


Kutless Kutless Announces "The Bring It On Tour" With 7eventh Time Down

Kutless announces their spring tour "The Bring It On Tour" featuring BEC Recordings' labelmates 7eventh Time Down and special guests Meredith Kinleigh and Natasha Owens. The multi-city tour will kick off on March 3 in Husdon, FL and conclude on April 3 in Branson, MO. See the complete list of dates below for this East Coast and Midwest tour. Kutless recently released their album, Surrender, on November 13. The first single "Bring It On" has been impacting the radio charts and is continuing to be successful... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Releases Music Video For "Good Good Father"

The official music video for GRAMMY® Award Winner Chris Tomlin's hit single "Good Good Father" debuted last week, following the massive success of the single after its October release. The video features Pat Barrett of Housefires, who wrote the beloved song along with Tony Brown. Tomlin's "Good Good Father" instantly shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart, and it hasn't lost momentum since. The single has spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Digital Songs... << Full Report >>
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GMA Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE 2016 Confirm This Year's Mentors

The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce its first round of artists and industry leaders for IMMERSE 2016. Joining this year is Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, Lauren Daigle, Dove Awards Producer and Songwriter of the Year, Seth Mosley and Artist & Dove Awards Winning Producer, VaShawn Mitchell. The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Illect Recordings Signs Producer J. Rhodan

Illect Recordings is proud to announce the addition of Philadelphia based producer J. Rhodan to the labels roster. J. Rhodan joins a team that includes Ozay Moore, Sivion, Sintax the Terrific, Sareem Poems, Scribbling Idiots, Wes Pendleton, among others... << Full Report >>
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Grace Chapel Worship to Record New Live Worship Album

Grace Chapel Worship, a community of gifted artists who love to worship God and love serving the church, will be recording a new, live worship album this week, and the public is invited to participate in the event. The live recording event for the group's upcoming CD, appropriately entitled So Loved, is set for Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at Grace Chapel in Franklin, Tennessee, situated in the rolling hills south of Nashville... << Full Report >>
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New Single from 7 Time Grammy Nominee Kelly Price Out Now

Seven-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and songwriter Kelly Price makes a declarative statement with the release of her new single "Everytime (Grateful)," which is available now via all digital retailers, and just released to radio. Driven by her beloved voice, Price penned the song, with co-writers Troy Taylor, Johnta Austin, and James Foye III... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 23, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Deluxe Edition of Lauren Daigle's "How Can It Be" To Release May 6

Centricity Music will be releasing the Deluxe Edition of Lauren Daigle's debut album titled HOW CAN IT BE DELUXE EDITION on May 6. She will also embark on the Hillsong UNITED Empires tour beginning April 28 in Baltimore Maryland. Lauren, who has reigned the top of the charts since HOW CAN IT BE was originally released last year, received her first GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards. HOW CAN IT BE debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200, and going into the GRAMMYs last week, the album went #1 for the fourth time in six weeks on Billboard's Top Christian Chart (five weeks at #1 overall)... << Full Report >>
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Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Honors South Carolina Policeman For Honorable Service To Area Homeless Man

Fervent Records recording artist Sidewalk Prophets honored Greenville County (South Carolina) deputy Matt Holman this past Friday, February 12, 2016, with a surprise acoustic concert at the Sheriff's office in Greenville, South Carolina. Holman's family, friends, and colleagues gathered for the special event honoring the deputy for his honorable service and compassion to an area homeless man, Robert Morris, following a flood. The act of Holman giving the homeless man his personal Bible had a profound impact on Morris, who passed away nearly one year ago. Sidewalk Prophet's hit song, "Save My Life," served as an... << Full Report >>
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Inspirational Book COME TO THE GARDEN Debuts on the TODAY Show Tues. Feb. 23

Texas homemaker-turned-lay minister and author, Jennifer Wilder Morgan, acknowledges how sharing divine encounters can draw people closer to God in her debut release, COME TO THE GARDEN. The inspirational book hits shelves nationwide, today, Feb. 23, 2016 through Howard Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) along with an Audible version narrated by Today Show Host and Emmy Award-winner, Kathie Lee Gifford and produced by Eakin Films & Publishing... << Full Report >>
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John Schlitt Petra Vocalist John Schlitt Joins Forces with Whiteheart Founder for The Union of Sinners and Saints

Few artists have been more influential in defining contemporary Christian rock 'n' roll than Petra and Whiteheart, so fans of the genre will likely jump out of their skins when they hear that John Schlitt, lead singer of Petra, and Billy Smiley, guitarist, singer, and founding member of Whiteheart, have teamed up for a new album for 2016. The newly christened band, The Union of Sinners and Saints... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 22, 2016*


Third Day and Steven Curtis Chapman Announce Tour

Multi platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and THIRD DAY are set to share the stage this spring. Announced by Awakening Events and presented by Food For The Hungry, the 15-date tour will kick off in Little Rock, AR on April 14 and conclude in Cincinnati, OH on May 7. This unique tour will be the first time THIRD DAY and Chapman will share the stage together as one group, performing each other's hits and making it an unforgettable night of music... << Full Report >>
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Food for the Hungry Announces Talent-Packed 2016 Nationwide Tour Partnerships

The international relief and development organization Food for the Hungry will partner with TobyMac ("HITS DEEP TOUR"), Lecrae ("Higher Learning Tour"), Matt and Lauren Chandler ("Mingling of Souls Simulcast") and multiple Third Day ("The Lead Us Back Tour" and "SCC3D Tour") on their upcoming 2016 tours to support the cause of ending all forms of human poverty. By collaborating on the tours, Food for the Hungry will have the opportunity to share their mission to thousands, making an impact in the lives of many... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Prepares To Kick Off As Family We Go Headlining Tour

For Irish worship band Rend Collective, As Family We Go is more of a mantra than an album title as the five-piece group gears up to hit the road for their 48-city As Family We Go Headlining Tour. With spouses and children along for the journey, the close-knit band will kick off the tour February 25 in Eugene, OR. with dates across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland... << Full Report >>
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Charles Billingsley To Release "Right Here" March 4

Right Here, the highly anticipated StowTown Records debut from acclaimed vocalist Charles Billingsley, is slated to release March 4. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winners Seth Mosley (TobyMac, Newsboys) and Mike "X" O'Connor (for KING & COUNTRY, Matthew West), and Dove Award-winner Keith Everette Smith (Karyn Williams), the project boasts contributions from such top songwriters as Matt Hammitt, Michael Farren, Mia Fieldes, Travis Ryan, David Leonard and Krissy Nordhoff, among others... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 19, 2016*


toby TobyMac's "HITS DEEP TOUR" Kicks Off This Weekend

This weekend marks the first stops of TobyMac's multi-artist, talent-packed "HITS DEEP TOUR," presented by K-LOVE/AIR 1 and Food for the Hungry. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs. Kicking off in Baton Rouge, La., the "HITS DEEP TOUR" will run through April 10, ending in Moline, Ill. For tickets and the most up to date tour information... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases First Radio Single From EXHALE, “Running With Giants”

One of today's best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), has widely increased its boundaries since going independent in 2012. With over 400 million YouTube views in the last year alone, the band has also logged over 350,000 albums and one million singles sold along with 54 million streams in the last four years. The band has also impacted Active Rock radio with six hits to their credit since 2012, and has nine hits overall... << Full Report >>
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Veridia Veridia Lands Second Career Number One At Radio With "Pretty Lies"

Alt-Rock band VERIDIA has reached the No. 1 spot with its current single, "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)," reaching the pinnacle of MediaBase's CCM Rock chart. The song follows the group's multi-week No. 1 hit, "We Are The Brave," to sustain VERIDIA's bold arrival to the music landscape with its second number one radio single. "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)" is from VERIDIA's second EP, September 2015's Pretty Lies EP... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 18, 2016*


Demon Hunter Solid State Announces Demon Hunter "The Triptych" Vinyl Special Pressing

Demon Hunter's The Triptych was released in October 2005 and has since been lauded as one of the band's crowning achievements. To celebrate the album's 10-year anniversary, Solid State Records have pressed three incredible Double Vinyl color choices: Oxblood, Mustard, and Black/Aqua Blue! Each color is limited to 500 copies and features its own unique album art. Be sure to head to the Solid State Online Store to claim your copy before they're gone... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Announces "Miracle In Music City," The Third "Glimmer Girls" Book

Written by Natalie Grant and informed by her three daughters -- Bella, Gracie (twins, 9) and Sadie (5) -- the multi-Grammy nominated singer released the first two titles of her 'Glimmer Girls' series -- "London Art Chase" and "A Dolphin Wish" -- in February. "Miracle in Music City" is the third book in the four-book series, and will be available nationwide Aug. 2, 2016. Known for her music, this is Grant's first series for kids. Like the first two books, the third title will follow Mia, Maddie and LuLu Glimmer, three spunky, smart and unique sisters, on amazing family adventures around the globe... << Full Report >>
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Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews Soars Into Release Week with New Album DEEPER Feb. 19

Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews is releasing her new album, Deeper, available everywhere tomorrow, February 19. This multi-Dove Award winning artist releases her fourth album as she continues to utilize her musical artistry to share about God's never-ending love for each of us. As she prepares for her release, Andrews has been sharing from this impactful new project that showcases her personal and honest lyrics... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Foundation Announces Hall of Fame Inductees & Honorees

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announces today its inductees and honorees for the annual GMA Honors Celebration set for Tuesday, May 10 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. Inductees include Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff. The event also honors individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year's honorees include Catherine Brewton for Hope for Harvest, Jars of Clay for Blood: Water Mission, Michael W. Smith for Rocketown and Gospel Music Trust Fund. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For ticket and table sponsor information, please visit www.gmahonors.org... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 17, 2016*


Decyfer Down Decyfer Down To Release "The Other Side of Darkness" April 1

Following Grammy and Dove Award nominations, a trio of best-selling major label albums and seven chart-topping singles alongside viral videos, Decyfer Down returns with the April 1 release of The Other Side Of Darkness through The Fuel Music. After more than a two-year hiatus from recording and touring, the band, collectively Brandon Mills and Chris Clonts (guitars), TJ Harris... << Full Report >>
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Mocha Club Launches MyExtraDay.com

Mocha Club announced today the launch of MyExtraDay.com. Taking advantage of 2016 being a leap year, MyExtraDay is focused on making February 29 more than simply an ordinary Monday. Individuals are being encouraged to do something good for others in a format similar to "pay it forward". The new website will be used to collectively share the experiences as social media users can use the hashtag #ExtraDay2Give to share their stories and also encourage others to join in the day of giving... << Full Report >>
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Love and the Outcome Love & The Outcome Welcome New Member

Love & The Outcome's Jodi and Chris Rademaker have welcomed a new little member into their family with the birth of Milo this past weekend! Chris announced today, "Love & The Outcome is now a Power Trio!! Jodi and I are so excited to introduce you to Milo Wolf Rademaker, the newest member of Love & The Outcome. Milo hit the stage at 1:00am on Saturday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong YouTube Spaces Livestream Planned For Hillsong Young & Free's Newest Album

Hillsong Young & Free will be streaming the premiere of their newest album Youth Revival (Feb. 26) from the popular YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles on Feb. 23. Listeners from around the globe will be able to tune in at 4 pm P.S.T. to hear the newest songs from the Australia-based band, three days before the global release of their new record. Fans can pre-order Youth Revival now (click here) and receive "Real Love" and "Where You Are" instantly... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 16, 2016*


toby TobyMac Honored With Seventh Career GRAMMY® Award

Multi-platinum selling TobyMac was recognized with his seventh career GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for THIS IS NOT A TEST at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. THIS IS NOT TEST, his sixth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart, No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart and boasted the GRAMMY® nominated No. 1 radio hit “Feel It." Garnering critical acclaim and notable placement, THIS IS NOT A TEST received coverage from ESPN Music, FOX & Friends, HLN’s “Weekend Express,” ABC Radio, Billboard, FOX News, Patheos and more... << Full Report >>
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Josh Wilson Josh Wilson Releases His New Single "No More"

Capitol CMG's Josh Wilson has released his new single "No More" from his chart-topping album That Was Then, This Is Now. In August 2015, Wilson celebrated his highest street week debut in his nine year career with his new record. The album landed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Christian albums chart and his first ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Wins First Career GRAMMY For "Holy Spirit"

Francesca Battistelli has taken home her very first GRAMMY®Award for the song, "Holy Spirit" - in the category Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - from her 2014 album If We're Honest, an album that has garnered three total GRAMMY® nominations. Francesca has a total of four career GRAMMY® nominations. Battistelli, who is excitedly anticipating the birth of her third child, was unable to attend the 58thAnnual Grammy Awards, which were held Monday, February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin Take Home GRAMMY Awards

RCA Inspiration celebrates a stellar year in music, with multiple GRAMMY® award-winning superstars Kirk Franklin and Israel Houghton dominating two gospel categories at last night's 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records), wins the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song for his hit single "Wanna Be Happy?" and Israel Houghton & NewBreed (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration) win in the category of Best Gospel Album with COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA (LIVE)... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 15, 2016*


Canon's "Take It All Away" Details His Struggle With Depression

Reflection Music Group has released Canon's new song "Take It All Away" in which he details his bout of depression that he struggled with after a life-threatening injury in late 2014. The track is produced by Canon... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 12, 2016*


Crowder Crowder's Neon Porch Extravaganza Live Concert To Air On AXS TV Sunday, February 14

A day before Crowder is set to attend the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards as a nominee, AXS TV will air Crowder's Neon Porch Extravaganza Live Concert. Viewers can tune in on Sunday night, February 14, 2016, at 11 pm PST to see the GRAMMY® nominee perform songs from his critically acclaimed Neon Steeple in front a lively, hometown Atlanta crowd. Broadcast in over 35 million homes, click here to find your local station... << Full Report >>
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Colony House Release Surprise Remix EP "The Younger EP"

Nashville Tennessee's Colony House has announced the surprise release of a three-song EP entitled The Younger EP which will feature alternate versions of the singles "Silhouettes" and "Second Guessing Games" from 2014's debut album When I Was Younger (Descendant Records). The band posted a statement along with the EP's cover art on social media today saying... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Unveils Music Videos Utilizing Cutting Edge 360 Virtual Reality Technology

Giving viewers a literal 360 degree perspective, Hillsong UNITED has surprised fans with two 360 live performance videos for their newest radio single "Say The Word" and their well-known "Relentless (remix)." Ranging from views of stage front to the back of the arena, observers can use their smart phone, computer or other device to control the camera angle when viewing the filmed live performances thanks to the virtual reality technology. The "Relentless (remix)" video is available in full VR 3D at FaithVR.com with any viewer... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon HERSHEY'S KISSES Helps Colton Dixon Surprise Wife Annie For Valentines Day With UBER Serenade In Nashville

To celebrate their first Valentines Day as a married couple, Colton Dixon surprised his new wife Annie with an UBER Serenade and HERSHEY'S KISSES, delivered to their favorite Nashville coffee shop, Revelator Coffee. Dixon was the first to order the UBER Serenade, which is a live, in-person performance of a love song from a Nashville artist delivered to any location in minutes. Each serenade experience comes with a heart-shaped box of KISSES DELUXE chocolates... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases First Track From EXHALE, “Incomplete”

One of today's best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), is beginning to loudly "exhale" after "inhaling" for the last year-and-a-half with its second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 overall album, OXYGEN:INHALE. With TFK's EXHALE slated to release in May, the band unveils its debut track from the new album, "Incomplete," which went first to fans as a lyric video on Facebook and YouTube Feb. 1. Receiving over 100,000 views on YouTube in less than a week, "Incomplete" is available today (Feb. 12) from iTunes and Amazon.com... << Full Report >>
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Lacey Sturm Releases "Life Screams" Today, Dazzles Critics

Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated frontwoman of Flyleaf (through 2012), Lacey Sturm, returns to music as a solo artist with the highly-anticipated release today (Feb. 12) of Life Screams on FOLLOWSPOT Records with The Fuel Music distribution. Available at iTunes, Amazon.com, Best Buy and everywhere great music is sold, the album is lauded by critics as radio pushes the lead single, "Impossible," into the Mediabase Active Rock chart top 30 and climbing this week... << Full Report >>
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Audrey Assad Audrey Assad’s Inheritance Releases Today!

Critically lauded singer, songwriter and author, Audrey Assad, internationally releases her highly-anticipated, five-star acclaimed album, Inheritance, today (Feb. 12) on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music. A collection of hymns and original songs that both pay homage to her childhood heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality, the album is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, Christianbook.com and physical retailers everywhere... << Full Report >>
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Chris August Word Entertainment's Chris August Marries

Surrounded by family and close friends, Fervent Records recording artist, Chris August married Katelin Cummings in a beautiful ceremony on the campus of The University of Charleston in West Virginia Saturday, February 6. Chris and Katelin were all smiles as they spoke their vows and committed themselves to a lifetime of marriage while overlooking the regal State Capital building. Chris took the opportunity to twice surprise Katelin on their special day... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music's Easter Worship EP, "Christ Redeemer," Releases Today

Influence Music launches several new songs from Rochester Christian Church and Red Rocks Church on the upcoming Easter worship EP Christ Redeemer. Free chord charts will be available from influencemusic.com for the entire collection. "Christ Redeemer," a mid-tempo modern hymn written to express the breadth of Jesus' life story, was written by worship leader/songwriter Nate Marialke. Nate serves as worship pastor at Rochester Christian Church, a Spirit-led ministry serving 600+ worshippers each weekend just outside of Detroit, Michigan... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 11, 2016*


Nine Lashes Nine Lashes Set To Release New Studio Album, "Ascend," March 11

BEC Recordings is excited to announce a brand new studio album from Nine Lashes, releasing March 11. Ascend is the follow-up album to their successful sophomore project From Water To War (Tooth & Nail), which released in 2014. This Alabama band worked with producers Aaron Sprinkle, Ian Eskelin and Barry Weeks to create the new uplifting record. "We intentionally focused on the lyrics to be uplifting and positive," describes guitarist Jonathan Jefferson. "Like all our other records we always want to point to the hope in Christ Jesus... << Full Report >>
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Dara Maclean August Rain in Fast Lane with New Single “Highway” Featuring Dara Maclean

August Rain is gearing up for the release of their new single, “Highway,” which has an impact date of February 17th. Produced by Jason Hoard (The Museum, Shane & Shane) at Black Cat Studios, the song notably features rich harmony vocals by Dara Maclean (appearing courtesy of Word Records). The radio campaign got off to an unexpected head start this month, with the rootsy new Christian music single taking the #1 spot on Play MPE’s Adult Contemporary Top 10 (Feb. 1, 2016) alongside highly anticipated major label singles from Zendaya, Seal, Ed Shereen and others... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 10, 2016*


Hollyn HOLLYN's Debut Radio Single Tops The Charts for 9 Weeks

Gotee Records' HOLLYN is continuing strong into the new year as her No. 1 single "Alone (feat. TRU)" spent nine weeks at the top of the Hot AC/CHR chart. The single made Christian radio chart history last year with with 95 percent of the Hot AC/CHR panel adding the single out of the box. The single is also currently charting at AC Monitored and Indicator charts in the Top 25 as well as on the National Christian Audience chart in the Top 15... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Garners Third JUNO Award Nomination

Birthed out of a church unity and urban missions movement in Hamilton, Ontario, The City Harmonic recently garnered its third JUNO Award nomination in a row, receiving a nod for "Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year" for their critically acclaimed project, WE ARE. Often compared to the GRAMMY Awards®, the JUNO Awards is Canada's premier awards show and the Canadian music industry's... << Full Report >>
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The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Announces The Zoetic Tour

As the heat begins to build for the release of its genre-busting new album ZOETIC on February 26, 2016, THE ROCKET SUMMER is adding more fuel to the blaze by announcing The Zoetic Tour. Kicking off in Houston, TX on March 11th and circling around the US, the band will be hitting over 30 markets including Nashville's Exit/in on March 18th, New York City's Marlin Room @ Webster Hall... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Releases "Home" Music Video

"Home" is the first piece of content Sean C. Johnson is releasing from his"Race the Sun" series. Johnson states, "The term 'Race the Sun' is an allegory that represents our life here on Earth. Essentially everyone is in a race against the sun. A race to accomplish our purpose before our sun sets. My purpose is to make God honoring music that edifies the body of Christ... << Full Report >>
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INOV8's Meredith Kinleigh Preps For Tours

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh is set to join Grammy and Dove Award winning vocalist Jason Crabb, multiple platinum-selling band Kutless and others on tour in the coming weeks. Kinleigh will be touring in support of her debut EP, "Beautiful Mess... << Full Report >>
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Mark Wagner To Release "Love and Be Loved" Friday

Singer/songwriter Mark Wagner is slated to bow Love & Be Loved, his STORYSONG Music solo debut, this Friday. Love & Be Loved also marks the label's first solo artist release following 2013's STORYSONG Volume 1 compilation, and 2015's multi-artist project, OrphanSong. As with previous projects, 100% of sales will benefit STORYSONG... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 9, 2016*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Reaches 1 Million Instagram Followers

Grammy winning recording artist and star of TV's hit show "Mary Mary," Erica Campbell celebrates a social media victory this week as the first Gospel artist to reach 1 million followers on Instagram! Leading the way in the gospel genre, Erica continues to... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Chonda Pierce Presents 'Stand Up for Families' Exclusive 3-Part Series on Dove Channel

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today a deal with Christian comedian, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families" which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm's DOVE CHANNEL in late March leading up to Easter... << Full Report >>
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Demetria Stallings' "Letters of The Heart" To Release on Valentine's Weekend

Demetria Stallings' debut EP, Letters Of The Heart, is fittingly releasing on Valentine's Day Weekend, and will be available on February 12, 2016. Letters Of The Heart, was produced by GRAMMY Nominated producer Mark Carman and is being released by Mansion Entertainment through Sony RED. The album includes... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 8, 2016*


Newsboys Newsboys To Release "Love Riot" March 4

Love Riot, the highly anticipated new studio recording from Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, is set to bow March 4, with digital pre-orders available now at iTunes and Amazon Music. The band's FairTrade Services debut, Love Riot was produced by Mark Needham, whose mixing credits include... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 5, 2016*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Announces 'I Will Follow' Tour With Mandisa

Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Jeremy Camp embarks on his I Will Follow Tour with Mandisa this spring making stops in multiple cities sharing music from his latest project of the same name, 'I Will Follow.' The tour also features special guest Finding Favour. Tickets for the I Will Follow Tour go on sale Friday, February 12, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Nine Lashes, Random Hero, and Ilia Announce Summer Tour

Nine Lashes, Random Hero, and Ilia are excited to announce their 2016 Summer Tour together! The Summer Tour will cover a 50-day period from Mid-June through Mid-August and will anchor at some of the Nation's largest Christian Music Festivals. Other tour stops will include local churches, venues, smaller festivals, and private events... << Full Report >>
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Radiate Music Releases Austin & Lindsey Adamec March 25

Worship leader, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Austin Adamec and acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and former 1 Girl Nation member Lindsey Adamec release their self-titled debut EP from Radiate Music March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. The worship songs featured on Austin & Lindsey Adamec (www.austinandlindseyadamec.com) are anthems telling the story of personal and spiritual victory, all celebrating the presence of God... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 4, 2016*


Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Launches "Glimmer Girls" Series in Partnership with Zondervan's Faithgirlz Brand

GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Natalie Grant celebrated the release of her first "tween" book series 'Glimmer Girls' (in partnership with Zondervan's Faithgirlz brand) this week. With two of the four titles: "London Art Chase" and "A Dolphin Wish" debuting Feb. 2, the official Faithgirlz spokesperson read from her new books and offered inspiration and fun to a room full of tween girls and their moms during a launch party in Nashville... << Full Report >>
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Covenant Worship Encourages Listeners to Take Heart With New Album

Integrity Music announces the February 26 global release of Take Heart, a new live album from Covenant Worship, the music ministry of the Dallas area based multi-cultural and multi-generational Covenant Church. Inspired by Jesus' words in John 16:33 ("...In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."), Take Heart is available as both a 14-track physical album and a 16-track digital album, as well as a physical songbook and a CD-ROM digital songbook... << Full Report >>
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Facedown Fest 2016 Details Announced

Facedown Records are super excited to announce that the 2016 Facedown Fest will showcase Impending Doom's first live show in 3 years! We also have the exclusive West Coast Seventh Star reunion show as well as For All Eternity's first US show... << Full Report >>
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Avery Road Releases New Video with Pro-Life Message

Virginia-based Christian duo Avery Road has released a music video to accompany the band's single titled "She Knows," a song featuring a pro-life message. The video is available on Vimeo and YouTube. Concurrently, the band also has launched a GoFundMe page to raise support for promotion costs for the video and singles, as well as costs to record a new CD... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 3, 2016*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Brings EMPIRES Tour To The United States

After recent stops in India, Singapore and Indonesia, Billboard Music Award winners Hillsong UNITED will bring their highly acclaimed EMPIRES tour to the United States, featuring special guests Rend Collective. In their first touring return to North America since 2013, EMPIRES tour will kick off February 11 in Sunrise, Fla. and end with two dates in Honolulu, Hawaii... << Full Report >>
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John Tibbs To Celebrate "Dead Man Walking" With Live Facebook Event Tomorrow

In celebration of this week's release of his FairTrade Services full-length debut, Dead Man Walking, singer/songwriter John Tibbs will present a live concert tomorrow, February 4, at 7:00 pm CT on Facebook. Fans can submit questions in advance for Tibbs to answer during the event, while autographed copies of Dead Man Walking will be available for $5 that night... << Full Report >>
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Natasha Owens to Join Jason Crabb and Kutless on Upcoming Tours

Natasha Owens will be joining two high-profile artists on their upcoming tours this year. Owens will join 2016 Grammy Awards nominee Jason Crabb in February, along with Meredith Kinleigh, and the following month Owens will be featured on the Kutless Bring It On Tour with 7eventh Time Down and Kinleigh. Both tours will take Owens to the Southeast and Northeast where fans will be treated to music from her current EP, No One But You... << Full Report >>
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Book About Rock Band One Bad Pig Releases

One Bad Pig Forever, the long overdue book by author, Carl Phelan, released on February 1st, 2016. This book is a compelling story of the Christian Hard Rock, Punk, Thrash, Metal Band ONE BIG PIG that got its start on Labor Day, September 2nd, 1985. This is a complete history of the band from their very first concert until the present time... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 2, 2016*


Hope For The Dying To Release "Legacy" March 4

Hope for the Dying are back with their fourth studio album "Legacy," releasing March 4. Drawing from the deep pool of brilliance, the tech-metal foursome solidifies their place at the top of the genre with this new full length. Hope for the Dying have perfected their craft, melding the modern and vintage sounds of American and European metal into 10 tracks of technical symphonic genius... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music Launches Podcast Featuring Top Industry Influencers

Focusing on the experiences, knowledge, skills and advice of the best in music, Full Circle Music has launched a weekly podcast, The Full Circle Music Show, giving veterans a chance to share what they have learned in the industry. Episodes of the Full Circle Music Show are available on iTunes and FullCircleMusic.org... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Christian Music Giant Daywind Records

Syntax Creative
Syntax Creative is thrilled to partner with the legendary Daywind Records, whose artists have garnered many Grammy, Dove and Singing News Award nominations and awards since its beginnings nearly 30 years ago. Daywind, based near Nashville, Tenn., is joining Syntax to take advantage of its greater focus and strategic tools to make products more visible in the digital marketplace... << Full Report >>
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Media Welcome Stars Go Dim's "Beautiful" Self-Titled Debut Album

Stars Go Dim is breaking into the Christian music world with their debut self-titled album, and critics and fans alike are welcoming the band with open arms. After debuting digitally in October, along with an exclusive physical release through Lifeway Christian Stores, Stars Go Dim hit physical outlets worldwide this past Friday... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 1, 2016*


Skillet Skillet's Hit Single "Monster" Receives RIAA 2x Platinum Certification

Upon RIAA 2x platinum certification and accumulating over 2.6 million in sales and streams, multi-platinum rock band Skillet's hit single "Monster" continues to live up to its name, now recognized as the biggest digital single in Christian music history. Even six years after its release, the song continues to dominate, touted by Billboard at the close of 2015 as both the No. 1 Christian, and No. 8 Rock streaming song of the year. The band was also recognized as the No. 1 Christian and No. 9 Rock streaming artist of 2015 on Billboard's year-end charts... << Full Report >>
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Passion Critics Say Passion Has "Never Sounded Better" With Latest Release "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising"

Fans are finally able to get their hands on copies of Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising, now available in physical format after releasing digitally earlier this month. The album debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart, No. 6 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart and made its seventh No. 1 debut on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill... << Full Report >>
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Urban Rescue's "Wild Heart" EP Debuts With Rend Family Records

Urban Rescue, an LA-based revival band, has released Wild Heart EP, their first official release with Rend Family Records - a partnership between Irish worship band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Heads Out On Rock & Worship Roadshow

"Sound of the Saints," the latest single from GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline, officially released to Christian radio formats last month on the heels of multiple early adds from key stations around the country. An enhanced arrangement of the title-cut from the band's best-selling 2015 project, the single features the His Little Feet International Children's Choir and is now available with the album at digital retail... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 29, 2016*


Andy Mineo Rapper Andy Mineo Announces 2016 Uncomfortable Tour Dates

After a record-shattering run of shows on his fall UNCOMFORTABLE TOUR with packed out houses coast to coast, Billboard chart-topping rapper, ANDY MINEO, has added more spring Uncomfortable Tour dates. The sophomore leg of the tour, sponsored by World Vision, kicks off on March 31 in Pittsburgh. Andy Mineo's devoted following is gearing up for the new run of dates, and with the endorsement of music heavy-hitters such as Grammy-Award winning artist, Lecrae, MTV journalist and music expert, Rob... << Full Report >>
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Tamela Mann Tamela Mann Releases New Single "One Way" To Gospel Radio

Platinum-Selling Artist and Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann releases her highly-anticipated new single, "One Way," to Gospel radio February 1 following her debut performance of the song on BET's top-rated Celebration of Gospel airing Sunday, January 31, 2016. "One Way" marks the first Gospel radio single release following Tamela's three trailblazing consecutive No. 1 hits and is the title-track on her forthcoming 2016 album, One Way. The single "One Way" is now available on iTunes and other online stores... << Full Report >>
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Christon Gray To Release "The Glory Album" March 11

Announced yesterday via Instagram, Christon Gray is set to release his debut album on Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA label. THE GLORY ALBUM marks the incredible writer, singer, rapper, and producer's sophomore solo album and is scheduled for release on March 11, 2016. Pre-order THE GLORY ALBUM today and instantly receive the first single from the project, "Open Door (See You Later)" and "Conner McDees... << Full Report >>
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Fellowship Creative's New Album "Eclipsed" Releases Today

Fellowship Creative is a movement of artists emerging from and revolving around Fellowship Church (Grapevine, TX.), and they make music because they believe it reaches people in a way nothing else can. Their aim is to spread hope with their latest release Eclipsed. Available today, the album helps tell the story of what God has done and is doing in the lives of people at Fellowship Church... << Full Report >>
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"WOW GOSPEL" Returns For The 19th Year Today

Today, WOW GOSPEL delivers another must-have collection with the new double CD and DVD release of WOW GOSPEL 2016, available digitally and in stores everywhere. An acclaimed series that has been a vital cornerstone among music lovers for almost 20 years, this year’s diverse collection on WOW GOSPEL 2016 showcases the legendary artists and newcomers on the top gospel tracks of 2015... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Worship Shares Organic Collection of Songs with Release of EP

Zealand Worship, led by long-time Newsboys bassist and vocalist Phil Joel, has unveiled new music with Word Worship, a division of Word Entertainment, bearing the name Zealand Worship The EP. Among the songs featured on the EP is "Good Good Father," making it the first major label release of the now popular song. After Joel's departure from 13 years with the multi-platinum selling Newsboys, ministry opportunities began to emerge throughout the United States, New Zealand, Australia and China... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 27, 2016*


Lecrae Lecrae's "Church Clothes 3" Debuts As #1 Rap/Hip Hop Album On Billboard Chart

At midnight, Jan. 15th, chart-topping hip-hop artist Lecrae released a surprise mixtape, Church Clothes 3, the third installment to his critically acclaimed mixtape series Church Clothes. He released the mixtape filled with the first new material since his Grammy-award winning album Anomaly to a fan-frenzy that can only be accurately described as pandemonium... << Full Report >>
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Deitrick Haddon Releases New Music Video For "Be Like Jesus"

3-time GRAMMY® nominated, multiple Dove and Stellar Award-winning recording artist and TV personality Deitrick Haddon releases a new music video for the single "Be Like Jesus" and lights up television screens this week with national appearances on BET's "Celebration of Gospel," "Lift Every "Voice" and the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards. Debuting the "Be Like Jesus" music video with Interactive One, the songwriter/producer pens... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group NewSpring's Forthcoming Album "Difference Maker" To Release February 5

DREAM Worship is honored to partner with NewSpring and the entire team of NewSpring Church, with Pastor Perry Noble for their brand new EP Difference Maker. NewSpring is the worship ministry of NewSpring Church, a growing, vibrant church with multiple locations all over the state of South Carolina. NewSpring exists to reach people far from God and teach them to... << Full Report >>
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Author's Struggle With Epilepsy Inspires New Book "Pause With Jesus"

Pause with Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life is the latest non-fiction book by veteran author Chris Maxwell, whose prolific 19-year ministry as a pastor was unexpectedly interrupted by a life-threatening battle with encephalitis. The illness left Maxwell to suffer with the long-term effects of epilepsy, which today God uses in his writing as a healing balm to bring hope to hurting people... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 26, 2016*


Winter Jam 2015 "This Is Winter Jam" Brings Tour Experience To Cinema For One Night Only

This spring, moviegoers will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest annual Christian concert tour with "This Is Winter Jam," in theaters Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Presented by Fathom Events and WORD Entertainment, this one-night event captures the life-transforming ministry of the blockbuster tour as never seen before. "This Is Winter Jam" showcases unforgettable performances from Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, for KING & COUNTRY... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Jesus Culture's New Album "Let It Echo" Debuts Top 20 on Billboard Albums Chart

Jesus Culture's newest release, Let It Echo, is a Top 20 album on Billboard charts debuting at No. 16 on the Top Albums, No. 12 on the Digital Albums and No. 2 on the Christian Albums charts along with No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This is the group's first release in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group and their ninth live album release. Let It Echo captures the heart of the community of the one-year-old church in Sacramento... << Full Report >>
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One Bad Pig Announces Reunion And First New Album In 25 Years!

Today, original One Bad Pig member Paul Q-Pek wrote in to announce the return of One Bad Pig with the promise of new music. Paul wrote on Facebook recently, "Please pray for the band. This is a big year for us as we reunite to celebrate more than 30 years! We are playing in early July at the AudioFeed Festival in Illinois and hope to be doing some local TX dates as well. We are considering doing a Kickstarter campaign for a new album... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Readies Debut Album "Giving Over" For March 25

As a follow up to their celebrated EP Lean On Me, released last year, rising artist Consumed By Fire is excited to reveal its debut full-length album with Inpop Records titled Giving Over on March 25. Music listeners are being introduced to the Ward brothers, Caleb (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Josh (Guitar, Harmony Vocals) and Jordan (Drums, Harmony Vocals), through their rising hit single “Lean On Me... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 22, 2016*


Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Conference Set for August 4-6 in Los Angeles

Jesus Culture invites a generation of revivalists to gather this summer at the annual Jesus Culture Conference in Los Angeles at the Long Beach Terrace Theater August 4-6, 2016. The gathering will seek the Lord through passionate worship and preaching featuring speakers John Gray, Lisa Bevere, Banning Liebscher, Jeremy Johnson, and Nathan Edwardson. Worship music will be led by Jesus Culture Artists, Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, and Chris McClarney. Registration for the Jesus Culture Conference opens February 5, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group Life.Church Signs With DREAM Worship, Releases Debut Album, "Fully Devoted Live"

DREAM Worship is proud to announce that Life.Church Worship has signed with the label. Released today, the first release through this partnership is a nine-track album titled Fully Devoted Live. Started in 1996 in a two-car garage, Life.Church now meets in 24 locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, New York, Kansas, and New Mexico, and globally at Life.Church Online. Started by Pastor Craig Groeschel, Life.Church is passionate about leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ through worship... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 21, 2016*


Skillet Word Records Announces Fathom Events "This Is Winter Jam"

On Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm experience a once-in-a-lifetime big-screen spectacular at a movie theater near you. THIS IS WINTER JAM captures the life transforming ministry of Winter Jam, as you've never seen it before. From unforgettable live performances from Skillet, for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Family Force 5, Blanca, Veridia and more, to unprecedented backstage access, and never-before seen interviews from Winter Jam artist's past and present... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 20, 2016*


K-Love Elisabeth Hasselbeck And Matthew West To Host 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Live From Nashville

Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West are set to host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people, will once again bring the only fan-voted experience in the industry to Nashville, Tenn. June 3 - 5, 2016... << Full Report >>
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All Sons & Daughters Voice of the Martyrs Launch "i am n" Movement To Support Persecuted Christians

Thousands of Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists, and the atrocities committed by terrorists continue to make headlines across the globe. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), a nonprofit that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians, has launched the "i am n" movement that has already generated over $5 million in aid for Christians who have been displaced by the self-proclaimed Islamic State known as ISIS. Now, VOM is... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West Shares Call To Action with "UNTOLD"

A letter from Matthew West: "For years I've been using my platform of music encouraging people to realize how each one of our lives is a story in the making, and how each of our stories can have a great impact on the world. Sadly, we live in a world where many stories are ended before they even have the chance to begin... << Full Report >>
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The City Church Opens Registration for The WKND Annual Youth Conference February 26-28

The City Church is gearing up for their highly anticipated The WKND annual youth conference kicking off Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28 in Seattle. The WKND is The City Church's annual youth gathering for students ages 12-21. The WKND is a three-day event of music and speakers from around the world sharing a message focused on the good news of Jesus while encouraging and uplifting students to live a life that is bigger than themselves... << Full Report >>
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Misty Edwards and Matt Gilman to Appear at Onething Orlando 2016 Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30

"Onething Orlando 2016", which attracts youth and young adults from across the Southeast is slated for Friday and Saturday, January 29 -30 for the ninth year at the Church in the Son in sunny Orlando, Florida. Popular Forerunner Music worship artist Misty Edwards (Fling Wide. Little Bird) will be... << Full Report >>
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Matt Price To Release "Dream" February 10

Pop artist, songwriter and producer Matt Price is slated to release his sophomore EP, Dream, February 10 across all digital platforms. Dream is currently available for pre-order at iTunes where fans can receive an instant download of new track "Fortress" with each purchase prior to release. Price will celebrate his new EP with... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Has Big First-Ever Week At Radio

Word Records recording artist We Are Messengers is coming out of the gates strong in its first-ever add week at radio, with 52 radio stations adding "Everything Comes Alive," the first single from the band's forthcoming self-titled album release (4/22/16). The track was the... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 19, 2016*


Devin Turner Addresses Abusive Relationships On "Butterfly"

Indie rapper Devin Turner is a budding artist who's willing to tackle serious subject matter that most other rappers skip. "Butterfly" is a narrative about a woman who has too often settled for mediocre and abusive relationships, but soon finds her reason for existence in a relationship with Jesus Christ... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 15, 2016*


Crowder GRAMMY® Acclaimed Crowder Debuts "Neon Steeple Extravaganza," Available Today

After a surprise digital EP release last fall, Crowder has debuted Neon Steeple Extravaganza, an expanded edition of his widely acclaimed Neon Steeple (2014) available in retail stores today. Included in the physical release are songs from his first solo debut as well as six new live songs from Neon Porch Extravaganza (2015). Bearing the name of Crowder's faithful touring sidekick, KennyRodgersTheArticFox.com transports listeners... << Full Report >>
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John Tibbs Comes Alive With "Dead Man Walking" Feb. 5

Dead Man Walking, the highly anticipated FairTrade Services full-length debut from singer/songwriter John Tibbs, is set to bow February 5th. On the heels of last fall's critically acclaimed Dead Man Walking EP, the album was produced by Ben Shive (Rend Collective, Colony House) and showcases 10 selections, eight of which were co-penned by Tibbs... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae Lecrae Surprises Fans with "Church Clothes 3" Today

Grammy award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae releases Church Clothes 3, the highly-anticipated third installment from his celebrated mixtape series. Starting today, Church Clothes 3 is available via Reach Records for digital purchase and streaming across all DSPs including iTunes. Fans can also purchase a copy at DTLR stores, the lifestyle retailer exclusively carrying the physical release... << Full Report >>
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K-LOVE/AIR1 And Food for the Hungry Will Present TobyMac's Hits Deep Tour 2016

Known for his dynamic live show, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac and K-LOVE/AIR1 will present the talent-packed, multi-artist "HITS DEEP TOUR," visiting over 25 markets in spring 2016. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs. Kicking off in Baton Rouge, La. on February 18, the "HITS DEEP TOUR" will run through April 10, ending in Moline, Ill. The tour’s theme and multi-artist package will undoubtedly make for some special moments on stage... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture's New Album "Let It Echo" is Available Now

Jesus Culture's new live album - Let It Echo - is available today. This is the first album recorded live at their church in Sacramento, CA. This is the group's ninth live album and first Jesus Culture release with their partnership with Captiol Christian Music Group. Click here to get Let It Echo at iTunes... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 14, 2016*


Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson's New Single "Diamonds" Gets Warm Welcome At Radio

Hawk Nelson is adding another successful single to their growing collection of radio favorites. The band dropped "Diamonds" last week and is already charting at No. 36 National Christian Audience, No. 26 AC Monitored, No. 25 AC Indicator, and No. 24 Hot AC. Forty-four stations are currently onboard, including SiriusXM, WAY FM, JoyFM St. Louis, KJNW Kansas City, KXOJ Tulsa, and WBSN New Orleans... << Full Report >>
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"WOW 20th Anniversary" Release Slated For March 18

Capitol Christian Music Group, Provident Label Group and Word Entertainment announce the March 18th release of the ultimate collection from the WOW Hits brand - WOW Hits 20th Anniversary. The two CD set will include 30 iconic songs from the most significant artists in Christian music. Artists featured on the collection are Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 13, 2016*


The Afters The Afters Celebrate "Live On Forever" Music Video Premiere With Fans Via Live Chat

The Afters blew fans away yesterday morning with the premiere of their highly-anticipated new music video for "Live On Forever." The band debuted the video for their latest single exclusively on their website and spent time hanging out with fans online in celebration. Produced by Nathan William, the visually stunning video captures the concept behind the single "Live On Forever... << Full Report >>
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Passion Debuts At No. 3 on Billboard Digital Albums Chart

Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising skyrocketed up the charts after its January 1 digital release, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart. The album also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart, making it the seventh Passion release to do so. Upon hitting iTunes, the album instantly shot to No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart, quickly making its way to the Top 3 albums overall, just behind Adele and Justin... << Full Report >>
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Sherrod White Announces "Frsh X Strt" EP for Release Jan. 29

Sherrod White announces release date and track list of new EP FRSH X STRT along with New Single "Made It" featuring Hillary Hand. Atlanta based hip-hop/alternative artist Sherrod White is set release his new EP, FRSH X STRT, on January 29th. Sherrod White explained the following about his new project, "With FRSH X STRT the goal is to introduce to those who are unfamiliar with me as well as re-introduce myself... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 12, 2016*


The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Reveals North American Tour for New Album ZOETIC

Hot on the heels of the announcement of its sixth album ZOETIC on February 26, 2016, THE ROCKET SUMMER has revealed a North American tour to support the release of that album. As announced this morning on Bandsintown and kicking off on March 11 in Houston, TX and circling the continent with NYC’s Webster Hall on March 26, the run of dates will last five weeks before returning the band back to Los Angeles’s Troubadour on April 12 (tour dates below). A limited number of VIP tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00am local time at http://www.therocketsummer.com/tour. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, January 15 at 9:00am local time... << Full Report >>
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UK Worship Leader Noel Robinson’s Live Album, "Outrageous Love," To Debut In North America Jan. 22

Integrity Music announces the North American release of Outrageous Love, the first live recording from UK-based worship leader Noel Robinson. Signed to Integrity last year, Robinson is a veteran musician known for his genre-bending, prophetic style of worship. Already a best-seller in stores throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, the 14-track Outrageous Love hits Christian retail stores in the U.S. and Canada on January 22. At that time, the project will also be available globally through any region served by iTunes and Amazon with an 18-track "Digital Deluxe" already available through iTunes in some regions... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 11, 2016*


Lecrae Grammy Award Winner Lecrae Announces 2016 Higher Learning College Tour

LECRAE is heading back to school in 2016. The two-time Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist, known for his music message frequently at odds with his hip-hop peers, has fans buzzing with excitement at the announcement that he'll be hitting the road on February 9, 2016 for his HIGHER LEARNING TOUR stopping at college campuses and in college towns across the country... << Full Report >>
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Ian Eskelin Discovers Musical Gem In Hyderabad, India, Signs Pearl City Worship To Radiate Music

Inpop Records kicks of the New Year with the release of God's Not Dead-The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys, a 12-track compilation project of the multi-award winning band's top-charting songs. Fans can access the album in stores and on digital platforms starting February 12... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Inpop Records Kicks Off 2016 with the Release of "God's Not Dead: The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys"

Inpop Records kicks of the New Year with the release of God's Not Dead-The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys, a 12-track compilation project of the multi-award winning band's top-charting songs. Fans can access the album in stores and on digital platforms starting February 12... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Marries Annie Coggeshall In Nashville

Exclusively featured on PEOPLE.com, Colton Dixon married Annie Coggeshall in Nashville last Friday. The popular weekly will be the first to run additional photos of the wedding in their upcoming print issue, hitting newsstands this Friday. In attendance along with family and friends were fellow musicians TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Seth Morrison from Skillet and Michael Tait from Newsboys... << Full Report >>
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Worship Leader Shelly E. Johnson Releases New Single

Lifeway Worship's 2012 Songwriter of the Year and nationally known worship leader Shelly E. Johnson releases "Loved Me First" to Christian radio today. The song, the first off Johnson's upcoming EP, "Measureless," releasing January 22, is shipping to Christian INSPO, Soft AC and Christian AC radio stations... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 8, 2016*


Showbread "Showbread is Showdead," The Final Showbread Record Out Today

Today, rock band Showbread releases their final album, appropriately titled Showbread is Showdead. You can grab the album now on iTunes. "Hermann Hesse once wrote, 'Who would be born must first destroy a world.' The trajectory of punk rock listlessness tends toward a sad and mostly overlooked decrescendo; once provocative artists fail to... << Full Report >>
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Phil Wickham Phil Wickham Announces New Album "Children of God" for Release April 8

Today, worship leader Phil Wickham announced the title and shared the cover art and release date for his forthcoming new album, Children of God. Wickham wrote: "My friends, It's hard to put into words how excited I am to share this with you. This is the cover of my upcoming record "Children Of God". We officially began working on this record exactly one year ago today, and I am thrilled to announce that it will be released on April 8th... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Third Day's "Soul On Fire" Awarded Most Played Song of 2015 at Christian Radio

2015 was a great end-of-the-year wrap up for THIRD DAY. With the announcement of their GRAMMY® Award nomination for "Soul On Fire," it was also revealed that "Soul On Fire" was the most played song at Christian radio in 2015. The single was officially named the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year, according to Billboard's Christian Overall National Audience year-end chart. The editorial team at iTunes also selected "Soul On Fire" as one of the year's top tracks of 2015... << Full Report >>
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The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Releases "ZOETIC" on February 26th

"I basically fell in love with music all over again, like I had when I was first learning to play," says Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER about his new album, ZOETIC which will be released on February 26, 2016 on Aviate Records. "My only mission was to be as creative as possible, and to push myself further than ever." The evolution of the indie pop band led by singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Avary has brought him to a creative crossroads that forced him to rethink... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers To Release Self-Titled Debut April 22

Word Records recording artist We Are Messengers announce pre-sale ordering begins today for the band's self-titled, 14-song debut album releasing on April 22, 2016. All pre-order buyers will receive four song downloads from the album prior to the release date, one per month, between today and April 22. Pre-order the album We Are Messengers here. Releasing today is the poignant music video for the project's opening track and first single, "Everything Comes Alive." The music video can be viewed... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 7, 2016*


Audrey Assad Audrey Assad Releases "Inheritance" February 12

Critically lauded singer, songwriter and musician, as well as author, speaker, producer and daughter of a Syrian refugee, Audrey Assad internationally releases her second independent album, Inheritance, Feb 12 on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution. A collection of hymns and original songs that both pay homage to her childhood heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality, the highly anticipated album has already been pre-ordered by thousands of fans... << Full Report >>
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Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews Announces February 19 Release of New Album "Deeper"

Multi-Dove award-winning recording artist and songwriter Meredith Andrews has revealed the cover and track listing to her upcoming studio album, titled Deeper. Produced by Jacob Sooter, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury and Seth Mosley, this is her fourth album with Word Worship and the follow up to 2013's Worth It All. Encompassing eleven studio recordings, Deeper is set to release February 19. A 14-song deluxe edition will release on the same day. A digital pre-order will be available for... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "Beautiful Offerings Tour" 2016 Launches

Top Christian music touring artist Big Daddy Weave announces the return of their tremendously successful concept event, the 60-city Beautiful Offerings Tour 2016, featuring special guest artists Plumb and Jordan Feliz. The coast-to-coast tour kicks off January 27 in Auburn, California and wraps May 22 in Ocala, Florida. See current tour dates below; additional dates are still being added... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 6, 2016*


Switchfoot SRCVinyl to Reissue Switchfoot's "Nothing Is Sound" on Vinyl

SRCVinyl is excited to announce the first release of 2016. To kick off the year, SRCVinyl will be reissuing Switchfoot's "Nothing is Sound" on limited edition vinyl! The album is set to release on March 8th with preorders going live today here: Switchfoot - Nothing is Sound 2XLP... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell eOne Music Garners 26 Stellar Awards Nominations

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) celebrates a chart-topping year in music, with 26 nominations in 19 categories for the upcoming 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Encompassing nominations for 10 artists, major Stellar Award nominations include the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, CD of the Year and many more. Delivering a range of hit projects from both newer artists and industry icons, with the powerful sounds of contemporary and traditional gospel to choir and hip-hop, the nominees are: Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark Sheard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell... << Full Report >>
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RCA Inspiration Garners 18 Stellar Awards Nominations

RCA Inspiration celebrates an outstanding year in music at the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards with 18 nominations in 12 categories. With nine projects, multiple nominations are blanketed under Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Praise and Worship CD of the Year and more. The artists that have garnered these nominations are carving their own path in the music industry all the way from gospel to hip hop, with nominations for... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 4, 2016*


Passion "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising" Debuts At No. 1 On iTunes Christian Albums Chart

Several of the world's most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and reached the Top 5 overall after its January 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available January 29. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity, the worship anthems were introduced to more than 40,000 18-25 year olds at Passion 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, December 23, 2015*


MercyMe MercyMe Headlines 2015 FOX News Radio's Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special

Filmed in front of a live audience in Memphis, Tenn., MercyMe's headlining performance on FOX News Radio's Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special will broadcast this week on hundreds of FOX News Radio stations along with the entire American Family Radio network and the Bott Radio Network. Performing songs such as "Christmastime Again" and "Our Lullaby" from their newest holiday album MercyMe, It's Christmas!, the multi-platinum selling group was joined by GRAMMY® winner Laura Story, jazz great Kirk Whalum and the 300-voice Bellevue Baptist Church Singing Christmas Tree & Orchestra... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 21, 2015*


Plumb PLUMB to Appear at Sam's Place at the Historic Ryman Auditorium

Curb Records artist PLUMB is honored to announce that she will be joining the "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit" lineup on January 10. The event, hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman, will also feature Hunter Hayes, MercyMe, Mo Pitney and Rend Collective... << Full Report >>
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Building 429 Building 429 Makes Top Year-End Lists For 2015

"Impossible," the No. 1 single from GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-award winning band Building 429, has been selected as one of the Best Songs of 2015 in the Christian/Gospel genre according to the editorial team at iTunes. The band's album UNASHAMED, featuring "Impossible," was also named one of the top 10 albums of the year. You can purchase "Impossible" and more from Building 429 by clicking here... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, December 17, 2015*


Tenth Avenue North Tenth Avenue North Announces Spring Tour with Hawk Nelson and I AM THEY

Tenth Avenue North announces their spring leg of the "All The Earth Is Holy Ground" with special guests Hawk Nelson and I Am They. The 30+ city tour, with more dates to be announced, is sponsored by Compassion International and will kick off on February 18 in Lake George, NY. This tour includes dates on the West Coast, the first time the band will head west since 2012. See the complete list of tour dates below... << Full Report >>
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Writer/Producer Jason Ingram Receives Three GRAMMY Nominations

Essential Music Publishing writer and producer, Jason Ingram, was honored with three GRAMMY® nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Ingram received a songwriter nomination on Matt Maher's song "Because He Lives (Amen)" for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song." Similarly, he played a role in each of the nominated albums in the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" category as either a co-writer and/or a co-producer... << Full Report >>
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V.Rose Wishes You A Very Merry Christmas With New Acoustic Cover

V.Rose took some time off from preparing for her spring album release to spread some Christmas cheer with a brand new beautiful holiday cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" hosted on her YouTube Channel (V.Rose Music). Fans can also find out her favorite Christmas traditions, memories and more... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin's "Adore" Tops Billboard And Radio Charts Amidst Sold-Out Christmas Tour

Chris Tomlin's ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship has received overwhelming response since its October release, originally debuting atop Billboard's Holiday Albums Chart. ADORE continues to hold strong on the chart, just behind Pentatonix and Michael Buble, marking seven weeks straight in the top 3. Additionally, ADORE sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart, holding that spot for the third week in a row... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 15, 2015*


Phil Wickham Phil Wickham's "This Is Amazing Grace" Receives RIAA Gold Certification

Phil Wickham's acclaimed single "This Is Amazing Grace" was honored with RIAA Gold Certification for both sales and streams of the song off of his 2013 project, The Ascension. Reaching No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart, "This Is Amazing Grace" received top honors at the 2015 BMI Christian Awards for Song of the Year and earned Wickham three nominations at this year's 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including a nod for Song of the Year... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 14, 2015*


Syntax Creative Partners With Vineyard Worship

Syntax Creative is excited to announce a new deal with Vineyard Worship, the musical arm of the Vineyard Church, which includes over 2,500 churches around the world, with more than 250,000 members. Vineyard Worship has written several classic songs, including "Come, Now is the Time to Worship," "Breathe," "Draw Me Close," "Take My Life," "Sweetly Broken" and... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, December 11, 2015*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Give Away Brand New Song "Born Again"

Rock band Thousand Foot Krutch has been teasing a brand new song for the past couple days and the guys have just released it to you for free download! "Born Again," a cut from their upcoming album Exhale, is available now for free, encouraging fans to share a Tweet or Facebook post in return. The band writes, "As a thanks for everything that you, the TFK ARMY, do for us, we wanted to give back. That's why we are offering you our new single... << Full Report >>
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Plumb PLUMB Prepares to Join Big Daddy Weave's Beautiful Offerings Tour

Curb Records artist PLUMB is honored to announce that she will be joining Big Daddy Weave on their "Beautiful Offerings" tour, beginning in early 2016. Also appearing on the tour is Jordan Feliz. Just before the launch of the tour, Plumb will be taking the stage for the first time ever at the historic Ryman Auditorium during an upcoming Sam's Place event. Hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman, the January 10th Sam's Place event will also feature Hunter Hayes, MercyMe, Mo Pitney and Rend Collective... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Young & Free Surprises Listeners With Brand New Single “Where You Are"

Hillsong Young & Free has unveiled a brand new single titled "Where You Are." Originally announced through the band's social media conversation followed by millions around the world, the upbeat EDM sounding "Where You Are" is the first song from Hillsong Young & Free's anticipated full-length sophomore project Youth Revival due out in February 2016. Filling stadiums globally with their notable EDM and pop sounds, songs found on Youth Revival articulate the deep desire of the human heart for something more. Clearly, the project continues their own journey of experience through their faith. To purchase the single... << Full Report >>
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Essential Music Publishing's Paul Mabury Celebrates 2 GRAMMY Nominations

Essential Music Publishing's Paul Mabury received two GRAMMY® nominations as co-producer for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" for Lauren Daigle's How Can It Be and Jason Crabb's Whatever The Road. The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)... << Full Report >>
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Capitol CMG Receives 15 GRAMMY Nominations

Capitol Christian Music Group artists and songwriters celebrate 15 GRAMMY® nominations within its labels, publishing and distributed labels. Leading the nominations for Capitol Christian Music Group include Chris Tomlin and TobyMac each receiving two nominations. The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Below is a complete list of the Capitol Christian Music Group nominees... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, December 9, 2015*


toby TobyMac Honored With Two GRAMMY Nominations

With nods in both the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song categories, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac was honored with two nominations during Monday's announcements of the 58th Annual GRAMMY® nominations. Called a "masterful mix," " a consistent pleasure" and "worthy of repeat," his nominated album THIS IS NOT A TEST debuted in the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 while garnering No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart and No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart... << Full Report >>
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Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson Team To Create New Prayer Book

Singer/Songwriter/Author Justin McRoberts has teamed up with artist Scott Erickson to create a unique new book centered around prayer, and they have just one week left on their Kickstarter campaign to fund the release. "I have written 40 guided prayers and Scott Erickson has paired each prayer with beautiful, contemplative imagery," writes McRoberts in a recent campaign update. "Each of the book's seven sections is... << Full Report >>
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Mr and Mrs Something Set Sail With Full-Length Debut

Setting Sail, the full-length debut from Seattle-based husband/wife duo Mr & Mrs Something, is now available at iTunes and other leading digital outlets. Produced by GRAMMY® winner Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, JJ Heller), the project's 10 selections were penned by Mr & Mrs Something's Benjamin "Bino" and Chelsea Peck... << Full Report >>
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Gotee's Hollyn Celebrates Debut Single Going No. 1

Gotee Records' newest artist HOLLYN celebrates her first No. 1 single as her debut single "Alone (feat. TRU)" shot up to the top of the Hot AC/CHR chart in just six weeks. Making Christian radio chart history with 95 percent of the Hot AC/CHR panel adding the single out of the box on October 31, this song will be going for adds at AC radio on January 15, 2016. The debut single was co-written by Hollyn, TobyMac, producer Bryan Fowler and TRU. Click below to watch the lyric video for this hit song... << Full Report >>
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Urban Gospel Sister Trio Virtue To Release Fearless February 12

Multiple Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award nominated Urban Gospel sister trio VIRTUE (Karima Kibble, Heather Martin, and Ebony Holland) is set to release their highly anticipated all-new 7th studio album FEARLESS (Mixed Bag/Entertainment One) available in stores and online everywhere Friday, February 12, 2016. The 14-track collection boast production by super producers Fred Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston), Mark Kibble (Take 6, BeBe & CeCe Winans), Asaph Ward (The Clark Sisters, Mary J Blige), Alvin... << Full Report >>
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Grace Chapel Worship Releases New Chrstmas EP, "Songs of the Incarnation: Ever With Us"

Merry Christmas from Grace Chapel Worship! Hailing from beautiful Leiper's Fork, Tennessee, the worship team from Grace Chapel is thrilled to announce the release of their beautiful new 7-song Christmas EP, Songs of the Incarnation: Ever With Us on the Grace House Music label. The project is now available for purchase online through iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 8, 2015*


Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil Steve Taylor Launches New Kickstarter For New EP Release and Live Project

Artist/Producer/Director Steve Taylor made a triumphant return to music with his band Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil and their debut Goliath in 2014. Now the band is teaming up with Danielson's Daniel Smith to form Steve Taylor & The Danielson Foil, with plans to release a brand new EP at the start of 2016. Titled Wow to the Deadness, the band is currently raising support on Kickstarter from now until Christmas Eve and they need... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Provident's Third Day Nominated for GRAMMY For "Soul On Fire"

Provident Label Group is proud to announce that THIRD DAY received a GRAMMY® Awards nomination. The official nominee list was announced live yesterday on "CBS This Morning" for the upcoming 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. The group is nominated in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category for their chart topping single "Soul On Fire... << Full Report >>
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Reunion's Jason Crabb Celebrates GRAMMY Nomination

It was announced yesterday that Reunion Records' artist Jason Crabb received a GRAMMY® nomination for the upcoming 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Crabb's highly touted album, Whatever The Road, was nominated in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category. This is his fifth nomination in his career, including three nominations with The Crabb Family. Crabb won his first GRAMMY award... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 7, 2015*


Jesus Culture New Live Jesus Culture Album Releases January 15

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) and Jesus Culture Music announce the new album and ninth live recording from Jesus Culture releasing on January 15, 2016. Jesus Culture revealed the album title and artwork earlier today to their fans via social media. The album title - Let It Echo - captures the heart of the community of the one-year-old church in Sacramento, CA seeking Jesus with a desire to know Him more and to see this passion spread from cities to nations... << Full Report >>
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Matt Maher Matt Maher Nominated for Three GRAMMY Awards

Provident Label Group's Matt Maher received three GRAMMY® nominations this morning for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Maher was nominated twice in the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song" category for his No. 1 single "Because He Lives (Amen)" - as the performer and co-writer - and as a co-writer for Third Day's "Soul On Fire." Maher's album Saints And Sinners was also nominated for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Earns GRAMMY Nomination For "Holy Spirit"

Francesca Battistelli has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for "Holy Spirit," the third nomination she's garnered in two years from her breakthrough 2014 album "If We're Honest." The Recording Academy revealed nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards Monday morning. Battistelli was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for the track that spent 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1 and topped 5 radio charts simultaneously over the summer, becoming Battistelli's third consecutive No. 1 following "Write Your Story" and "He Knows My Name... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Lands First Number One Radio Single From New Album

Big Daddy Weave has landed their first radio number one from the band's new album, 2015's Beautiful Offerings, with "My Story" going number one at seven different charts today, including Nielsen BDS' NCA Monitored and AC Monitored, as well as Mediabase's Christian AC Published, among others. "My Story" was co-written by Big Daddy Weave's Mike Weaver and GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter Jason Ingram... << Full Report >>
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Point Of Grace Point of Grace Receives Third Career GRAMMY Nomination

One of the most successful and endearing artists in the history of Christian music, Point of Grace, has added to its long list of accolades with today's announcement of the trio's third career GRAMMY® nomination. The multi-platinum group's April 7, 2015 release, Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know), is nominated in the category of Best Roots Gospel Album (Category 40). Point of Grace has career sales of over 8 million albums, alongside 27 No. 1 songs at radio, 24 of which were consecutive... << Full Report >>
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Crowder Chris Tomlin and Crowder Honored With Nominations

sixstepsrecords' Chris Tomlin and Crowder each garnered a GRAMMY® nomination today for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Tomlin's Love Ran Red is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album while Crowder's "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" is up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton RCA Inspiration Celebrates Four GRAMMY Nominations

Today, RCA Inspiration celebrates four nominations for the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, with artists Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA Records), Travis Greene (RCA Inspiration) and Israel Houghton & Newbreed (RGM NewBreed/ RCA Inspiration) garnering nods in two different categories... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong OUTCRY Tour Announces Dates and Artists For 2016

Following a successful concert tour debut earlier this year, OUTCRY Tour announces the dates and line-up for OUTCRY Tour 2016, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The worship tour exists to highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a combination of artists and worship leaders, OUTCRY Tour 2016 continues the unique experience for the concert-goer who may never have the chance to see this group of artists together again on one stage... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, December 4, 2015*


SCC Steven Curtis Chapman Debuts First Worship Album In His 29-Year Career

Multi-platinum selling and five-time GRAMMY® award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is set to release his latest project on March 4, 2016 (Essential Worship). Titled Worship and Believe, this is not only Chapman's 23rd career studio album in a three decade-long career but is his first worship record. The album was co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan. Years before his latest album, 2013's Glorious Unfolding, he had been encouraged to make a worship record. Now with Worship and Believe, a new season is beginning for Chapman... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, December 3, 2015*


Jessa Anderson and Husband Jordan Release FREE Christmas Single

Former BEC Recordings artist Jessa Anderson has teamed up with her husband Jordan to release a free Christmas single, titled "O Son of God, We Wait for Thee." The two, known as Jordan & Jessa plan on releasing more music together in the near future... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West Premieres New Music Video And Releases New Book All In One Week

The music video from multi-award winner Matthew West, "Grace Wins," officially debuted today with Aplus.com. This is a first-time partnership with APlus.com, a leading technology-based media company focused on delivering positive journalism and being a voice of good in the world. "Grace Wins" is the second single from West's No. 1 album, Live Forever, and the song is currently No. 8 at radio on the National Audience Chart and climbing... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, December 2, 2015*


Brother and Sister Duo Priscilla Shirer and Anthony Evans Join Together for Nights of Worship and The Word on The Fervent Tour

On the heels of the #1 box office hit War Room, author and speaker Priscilla Shirer will join her brother, celebrated worship artist Anthony Evans, for the nationwide Fervent Tour in February 2016. Registration will be open starting December 1. The winter event is the follow up to the fall leg of the tour that was a sold out success. Produced by Anthony Evans Productions/Entertainment in conjunction with Jerry Shirer and Going Beyond Ministries... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell To Sing National Anthem Tonight At Wizards-Lakers Game

Multiple Grammy Award winner, TV star Erica Campbell will sing the National Anthem tonight at the Washington Wizards game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The game starts at 7:00pm at the Verizon Center located at 601 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004... << Full Report >>
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Youth Evangelist Nick Hall Partners with WaterBrook Multnomah for First Book

Nick Hall, the founder of the fastest growing evangelistic movement in America, has signed a book deal with WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Crown at Penguin Random House. The book, titled Reset, will release in both print and digital formats on June 7, 2016, just in advance of Together 2016, a historic gathering of one million Christians at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2016. Reset is the official book of the event... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 1, 2015*


Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews To Release New Album "Deeper" February 19

Word Worship recording artist and songwriter Meredith Andrews is set to release her fourth album, titled Deeper, on February 19. As the follow-up to her 2013 release Worth It All, this multi-Dove Award winning artist continues to utilize her musical artistry to share about God's never-ending love for each of us. "This album came from the last year and a half, which has been a nitty gritty season for me," Andrews shares. "In these past months... << Full Report >>
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Michael W. Smith Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Partners With Michael W. Smith to Sponsor Nationwide Christmas Tour

Michael W. Smith will once again partner with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® for his nationwide Christmas tour and the exclusive "Michael W. Smith Hymns II - Shine On Us" album, which releases Jan. 29, 2016. The tour will hit more than a dozen markets this holiday season, including Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and more. Smith's long-time friend and fellow Grammy Award winner Amy Grant... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Friday, December 4

Chris Tomlin's name will be added to the list of legends who have stepped into Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry circle when he makes his Opry debut Friday, December 4. The evening will also feature performances from multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and more. For a list of additional performers, or to purchase tickets, visit The Grand Ole Opry's official website, where Tomlin's new Christmas album ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship is currently featured... << Full Report >>
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*Sunday, November 29, 2015*


Spoken Releases "Falling Apart" Music Video From Upcoming Album

Spoken has released a music video for their track "Falling Apart" off their upcoming record "Breathe Again" (out December 11th on Artery Recordings). "Falling Apart" is the 2nd single to be released from the album following the critically acclaimed title track "Breathe Again... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, November 25, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Report On Making Sixth Album From The Studio

NEEDTOBREATHE has been busy in the studio recording their sixth album. Today, the guys offered an update on the process and gave a little insight into how it's coming together... "Happy November ya'll. We're extremely thankful for so many things this year. As a band, we are more excited than ever to be doing what we do and we think its crazy that people care about the music we are making. Thank you to you, the fans, for helping us continue to do what we love. Thank you for telling your friends about our band and for supporting us by coming out to shows and buying our records. We feel like the best is yet to come and can't wait for what's next... << Full Report >>
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Christmas Rock Night Returns To Germany This December

This year's Christmas Rock Night festival date is December 11 and 12. As in all recent 35 years we stage the 2-day-indoor concert at Haus-Ennepetal, in Ennepetal, a small town 50 kilometers outside of Düsseldorf. With 12 bands coming in from the United States, this marks the biggest number of Christian rock artists ever from the States performing at this event. Phinehas, Silent Planet, Forevermore and Attalus all... << Full Report >>
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Superfan Vinyl Rollsback Vinyl Prices For Black Friday!

Run by the Gotee Records team, Superfan Vinyl is having a Black Friday sale that lowers the prices on their own pressings of DC Talk, Relient K, Family Force 5 and House of Heroes! Check out the deals here: http://www.superfanvinyl.com/collections/on-sale... << Full Report >>
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Grace Chapel Worship Releases New Radio Single, "Ever With Us"

Merry Christmas from Grace Chapel Worship! Hailing from beautiful Leiper's Fork, Tennessee, the worship team from Grace Chapel is thrilled to announce the release of their gorgeous Christmas-inspired radio single, "Ever With Us," from the new 7-song holiday EP, Songs of the Incarnation: Ever With Us on the Grace House Music label. "Ever With Us can be purchased onilne through iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play. Songs of the Incarnation: Ever With Us is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 4, 2015 through the same online outlets... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, November 24, 2015*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Give Away New Song FREE For 48 Hours

In light of the recent turmoil in the news (like the atrocities in Paris, for example), Switchfoot has decided to offer a brand new, previously unreleased song for free download for two days. Check out the announcement inside the report. Download “New Year’s Day".mp3. The San Diego band has also been hard at work on their 10th studio album, set to release sometime in 2016... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country for King and Country Debut Priceless Movie Trailer

Two-time Grammy Award-winning group for KING & COUNTRY is set to star alongside Bianca Santos, Jim Parrack and David Koechner in "Priceless", a feature length film to be in theaters fall of 2016. As post-production begins, today marks the release of the film's teaser http://smarturl.it/pricelessteaser. "Priceless" is the story of James Stevenson (Joel Smallbone), a conflicted and desperate man, who gets thrown into the dark world of human trafficking. It follows him on his journey, as he seeks to find out if the love, strength and faith of a woman, with whom he's falling in love, will help to redefine his... << Full Report >>
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Trip Lee Debuts New Music Video Manolo Ft. Lecrae

Acclaimed rapper, author and Reach recording artist, Trip Lee, unveils the official music video for "Manolo" featuring Lecrae, the fan favorite song from his fifth studio album and companion book Rise. Released via a microsite, fans are given the choice to select between a red or blue pill leading them to view the official "Manolo" music video or exclusive behind-the-scenes content... << Full Report >>
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K-LOVE Christmas Tour Already Boasts Four Sellout Dates

The launch of the fourth annual K-Love Christmas Tour is still a week away, and already four shows have sold out and tickets are growing scarce for remaining stops on the 16-show tour featuring Tenth Avenue North, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets and special guest Danny Gokey. Fans can purchase individual, group and VIP tickets at www.KLOVEChristmasTour.com, with the exception of Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Lexington... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Natalie Grant's Be One Debuts No. 1 Album On Multiple Sales Charts Yesterday

Natalie Grant's 'Be One' made Curb Records history yesterday as it debuted #1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart and SoundScan's Adult Contemporary Albums and Contemporary Christian Albums charts. In addition, Grant claimed the #2 position on Billboard's overall Christian & Gospel Albums chart and #28 on the Billboard 200. The four-time Grammy nominee and five-time "Female Vocalist of the Year" Dove Award winner's title track, and current radio single, is also... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, November 23, 2015*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's Daughters Bella and Aerie Release Debut Single

GRAMMY-nominated artist Jeremy Camp is a proud father as his daughters Bella (11) and Aerie (9) have released their debut single - a Christmas song penned by then 10-year-old Bella. The song "Behold" is available now at iTunes. The single is also going to radio for Christmas airplay. Click the link inside the report to watch a behind-the-scenes video of the recording of this special song... << Full Report >>
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Canton Jones Joins Cast of "Preachers Of Atlanta"

Oxygen Media reimagines the network’s popular franchise and heads to The ATL with the series premiere of “Preachers of Atlanta,” on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 PM ET/PT. Through the lens of five different people with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show will explore many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Win Fourth American Music Award

GRAMMY-winning and multi-Platinum selling group CASTING CROWNS was awarded the American Music Award for "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational" category. This marks the group's fourth AMA with a back-to-back win (2007, 2011, 2014 and 2015). The 2015 American Music Awards were broadcasted... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, November 19, 2015*


Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Receives RIAA Platinum Certification for "Give Me Your Eyes"

Provident Label Group announces the RIAA platinum certification of Brandon Heath's hit song, "Give Me Your Eyes." This No. 1 single and Dove Award "Song of the Year" is the first single to receive platinum status for PLG and is on a short list of CCM songs that have reached one million in sales. "'Give Me Your Eyes' hasn't ceased to surprise me after six years since it was released," shares Brandon Heath. "The conviction of the need of God's perspective lies in all of us, and this song has continued to remind us that we need Him to reveal the broken-hearted... << Full Report >>
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Decyfer Down To Release New Album "The Other Side of Darkness" Early 2016

Grammy and Dove-nominated rock band Decyfer Down is laying the foundation for its first full-length studio album in over two years, The Other Side Of Darkness, set to release independently early 2016 through The Fuel Music. Returning to its indie roots after a decade of touring and three acclaimed label releases, the band, collectively Brandon Mills and Chris Clonts (guitars), TJ Harris (vocals/guitar), Benjamin Millhouse (drums) and... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Proves A Force To Be Reckoned With With New EP

Last week, Southern pop/rockers Consumed By Fire debuted their first EP Lean On Me with Inpop Records and with the success of the title-track, they are proving to be a force to be reckoned with. "Lean On Me" was recently added to radio and has already landed within the top 25 on the National Audience Chart. Watch the official lyric video... << Full Report >>
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Phillip LaRue Premieres New Video, "When I See You" Via Yahoo! Music

On November 13th, Phillip LaRue released his solo album, You, through Razor & Tie. Today, LaRue is sharing a new lyric video for his song "When I See You," which premiered with Yahoo! Music. A deeply personal track for the Nashville-based songwriter, LaRue was moved to write the song in honor of his sister who has Cerebral Palsy. In his own words, "'When I See You' is my attempt to applaud her for her courage and to let her know how I see her despite how others may view her. In her weakness she has become my strength and despite the fact... << Full Report >>
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Joshua Price To Release New Album "Elevate" November 24

Acclaimed worship artist Joshua Price returns with Elevate, available November 24 at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and joshuapricemusic.com. The project follows Price's critically praised 2013 national debut, Nothing Without You. Produced by Scott Cash (Dan Bremnes) and Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin), with the title cut produced by Scott Cash, Ed Cash, Tyrus Morgan and Jay Speight... << Full Report >>
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Female Christian Rapper LaToria Releases Music Video

Emerging from Dallas, Texas, up and coming Christian emcee, LaToria announces the release of her latest music video for the single I Need More - Soul Cry, the fourth single from her project The Long Walk Vol. 1. The project is a free download on Noistrade.com and is also available to purchase on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, November 18, 2015*


Newsboys Newsboys Introduce God's Not Dead Conferences

With a goal of helping young people better understand and defend their faith, Platinum-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys announce the first God’s Not Dead Conference. Targeting youth groups and families, the God’s Not Dead Conference will feature teaching sessions focusing on apologetics led by speaker Nic Allen, praise and worship music, a keynote message and a private concert by the Newsboys. The inaugural God’s Not Dead Student Conference will be held in San Antonio July 7–10, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Rival Choir Drops "Aftermath" Single

Rival Choir (formerly Mouth of the South) has dropped the first single from their forthcoming album I Believe, Help My Unbelief, due out February 5, 2016. You can hear 'Aftermath' and check out tour dates with Oh, Sleeper at... << Full Report >>
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Brightwork Named Winner of Christian Festival Association's 2015 National Talent Search

The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation's largest Christian music festivals, announced today that "Brightwork" has been selected the winner of its 2015 CFA National Talent Search Competition. Brightwork had won the regional the talent search competition at Rock the Desert Festival in Midland, Texas last August. The band was selected by a panel of judges from among a group of talented Christian artists who had also won regional competitions at 2015 CFA festivals from coast to coast. As a result of their overall victory, Brightwork will receive a full performance slot at all participating 2016 CFA events... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, November 17, 2015*


Forrest Gump Inspires New RP Tha Chozen 1 Single via Rebel Genius

RP Tha Chozen 1 drops his new single, "The Gump", via Rebel Genius. It's from his current album The Harvest and features production by Carnegie & DJ S.O.M. RP Tha Chozen 1's track entitled "The Gump" is inspired by the film Forrest Gump. "The Gump" was written in response to those who seemed to have claimed authority of my Life. I was told time and time again that if I... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, November 16, 2015*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson to Launch 16th Annual Behold The Lamb Of God Christmas Tour

The Christmas season heralds one of the most popular holiday events, Andrew Peterson's 16th Annual Behold the Lamb of God Tour. The 15-city tour will launch December 2nd in Evansville, IN and will conclude December 20th in Austin, TX. It will once again include two shows at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Joining the tour for the first time this year is the Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist Cindy Morgan, as well as special guest Josh Garrels performing at the two Nashville dates... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Gospel Hits the Big Screen as Israel Houghton & NewBreed Come to Select U.S. Cinemas

Multi-Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning artist, songwriter and producer, Israel Houghton takes his signature brand of music and ministry to cinemas with the one-night concert event, "Israel Houghton & NewBreed - Covered: Alive in Asia." Houghton will present his extraordinary "Alive in Asia" concert and documentary which was captured live across Asia at sold-out stadiums in Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan and Manila, Philippines... << Full Report >>
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RadioGC Announces Launch of New Radio Format

With radio often filled with unwholesome messages, listeners are looking for stations with music that can be enjoyed by the entire family, RadioGC brings you an original format filled with uplifting and spiritual music from the Country, CCM, and Gospel genres, with the production quality of mainstream radio. "I was taught that God deserves our best, so if we're given a gift, we should give it back in excellence," says Micah Schweinsberg, part of the father-son duo who birthed the concept of RadioGC along with music industry veteran... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, November 13, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Bring Empires Tour To North America February 2016

Australian-based worship group Hillsong UNITED brings their Empires Tour to North America February 2016 with special guests Rend Collective. The 11-city tour kicks off in Sunrise, Fla. on February 11, with stops across the country before wrapping in Honolulu, Hawaii. Presale tickets for the Empires Tour go on sale Wednesday, November 18 with tickets available for purchase to the general public Friday, November 20... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, November 12, 2015*


Stu G Releases "Have You Heard 2015" Dec. 18

Widely sought after guitarist, songwriter, producer and soon-to-be author, Stu G (founding member of Delirious? and One Sonic Society, as well as current touring guitarist for Michael W. Smith), independently releases Have You Heard 2015 on Stugiology Music Dec. 18 through The Fuel Music distribution. First recorded in 1995, this completely remastered, 20th anniversary edition of the album pre-dates Stu's work with Delirious? and features every member of the original Delirious? lineup. It also includes three newly recorded songs... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, November 11, 2015*


Sphere of Hip Hop Release Soul Design Compilation

The Soul Design series directly benefits at-risk-youth outreach programs in about 15 countries. The Soul Design series helps us to continue to partnering with these programs in addition to feeding a dedicated fan base of Sphere of Hip-Hop supporters. To date, we've been able to donate over 55k CDs to these organizations over the past decade... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, November 10, 2015*


Jeremy Camp Receives 38th No. 1 Radio Single With "Same Power"

GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp has just received his 38th No. 1 radio single across all radio formats with "Same Power," his 8th No. 1 single on the Billboard charts. "Same Power" is Camp's second straight No. 1 from his latest album, I Will Follow. Released in February, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG) made its debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian chart... << Full Report >>
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Silent Planet Release Video For "Depths II"

Solid State Recording artists, Silent Planet have released a new video for “Depths II” this morning. Visually disorienting bordering on the supernatural, “Depths II” has a very personal meaning for Silent Planet vocalist, Garrett Russell. Of the song Russell said “this song is the finale to our recent album The Night God Slept. It was written after I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder... << Full Report >>
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Satellites & Sirens Satellites & Sirens Release New Single, "Wildfire"

After a near perfect debut on Dream Records with their album One Noise, the guys in Satellites & Sirens have been busy writing and recording new songs for their upcoming yet to be titled album set to debut in March, 2016. However, as a teaser of what's to come, the group decided to release one track from their sessions titled, "Wildfire". As the weather gets colder and colder, this electronic gem will surely warm the hearts of it's fans and new fans to come... << Full Report >>
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Travis Greene's "The Hill" Debuts At No. 1 on Current Gospel Chart

Gospel sensation Travis Greene's new album "The Hill" debuted No.1 in sales on the Current Gospel Chart and #2 on Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. Featuring the hit gospel single "Intentional," the singer-songwriter's 12-track live album presents a compelling showcase of his unforgettable songwriting, anointed ministry, and invigorating live performance style. THE HILL is available everywhere music is sold... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Worship's "Open Heaven / River Wild Debuts" At No. 1 on Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart

Hillsong Worship released their highly anticipated live worship album, Open Heaven / River Wild, on October 16. In its first week, Open Heaven / River Wild debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, No. 5 on the Billboard's Digital Chart and Top 25 on Billboard 200. Soundscan charted the LP at No. 1 on both Praise & Worship and Christian Digital Albums charts, and it hit No. 1 on iTunes' Christian/Gospel Albums and Top 10 iTunes Overall charts... << Full Report >>
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Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. Releases "Sandcastle Kings"

Known around the world as the pastor who performed the wedding ceremony for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains why all the material success in the world won't make you happy or fill the void in your heart through his debut book. SANDCASTLE KINGS: MEETING JESUS IN A SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT WORLD hits shelves today, Nov. 10, 2015, and features cover art created by Kanye West and his team at DONDA, which was unveiled exclusively on People.com... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, November 9, 2015*


Integrity Music Welcomes Seth and Nirva

Integrity Music announces the signing of soulful worship duo, husband/wife Seth & Nirva, and their forthcoming major label debut, Never Alone, a studio album produced by Israel Houghton and set to release globally in March 2016... << Full Report >>
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Josh Wilson Josh Wilson Announces The Noel Tour Feat. JJ Heller and Dan Bremnes

Josh Wilson (Capitol CMG) announces his annual “The Noel Tour” with special guests JJ Heller and Dan Bremnes. The 10-plus-city tour, sponsored by Compassion International, will kick off December 3 in Holland, OH and conclude on December 20 in Sabetha, KS. This is the fifth year for Wilson to headline a Christmas tour, during which he will perform a mix of holiday classics from his first full-length Christmas album, Noel... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire To Release "Lean On Me" Nov. 13

Last year, Inpop Records added a brother trio to its roster, otherwise known as Consumed By Fire and on November 13, they will unveil a new EP titled Lean On Me. The EP includes four songs that will also be featured on their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively titled Giving Over that is set to release in spring of 2016... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Leads Release Week with Sam's Place

Grammy-nominated Natalie Grant launches the debut of this season's "Sam's Place -- Music for the Spirit" at the Ryman Auditorium on Sun., Nov. 8. Pictured above, Natalie performed host Steven Curtis Chapman's hit "His Strength Is Perfect... << Full Report >>
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Andrew Greer Presents An Angel Band Christmas

Andrew Greer Presents An Angel Band Christmas is set to make its broadcast debut on multiple networks this season, including Parables TV, Cornerstone TeleVision Network and CTN affiliates around the country. The special, hosted by Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter Greer, is also available on DVD and as a digital album from LightWorx Entertainment/Lucid Artist... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, November 6, 2015*


Falling Up To Release Final Album November 13

Today, rock band Falling Up announced the release date for their long-awaited new album--which will also be their final album--on November 13th. The self-titled record is available for pre-order now. The band writes: "It's happening! After many (MANY) months, we have now reached the end. The time that 15 years ago we could never have imagined. The bittersweet moment of moving forward and embracing what life now has to offer, along with closing the door on a chapter that has been a part of you for so long. But we're ready! And we think you are as well... << Full Report >>
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Come&Live! Joins Steiger International

Record label Come&Live! has been changing things up in recent years. The label that formerly brought listeners artists like The Ember Days and Showbread (among many others), is still representing quite a few artists, including Rivers & Robots and White Collar Sideshow. This week, the label announced the next phase in what Come&Live! stands for... "Come&Live! is a non-profit missions community that provides musicians and artists the opportunity to live beyond... << Full Report >>
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The Exchange Releases Full Length Debut Album, "Compass"

The Exchange, is a young pop-rock band consisting of brothers Britt (vocals) and Jack Espinosa (drums) and Tyler Mays (bass). Their single "Heartbeat" off their new record "Compass" was one of the number one adds to Christian Rock Radio this past summer and the corresponding music video gained close to 10k view in just a few short weeks. After touring up and down the west coast all summer long, their release show will be in their hometown this coming weekend in Washington. "Compass" is being released through the Seattle-based Save The City Records and distributed by Provident Distribution, a division of Sony Music... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, November 5, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Releases New Remix Album Tomorrow, Nov. 6

Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 will release its 8-song Time Still Stands, the group's newest remix album, tomorrow, Friday, November 6, 2015. Purchase/stream the album here. Time Still Stands features remixes by Matoma ("This Is My Year - Matoma Remix"), Tim Yago ("Time Stands Still - Tim Yago Remix"), and Smile Future ("Let It Be Love - Smile Future Remix"). Family Force 5's music has been featured on ESPN and music videos have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube... << Full Report >>
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Jon Guerra Jon and Valerie Guerra To Release "It's Almost Christmas" Nov. 13

Essential/Provident/Sony Recording artist Jon Guerra announces the upcoming release of he and his wife, Valerie's full-length Christmas album It's Almost Christmas, which is set to release on November 13. This holiday album will be released on Sony's Descendent Records (Colony House, The Lone Bellow) to take Jon and Valerie's Christmas music to an even wider audience... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, November 4, 2015*


Flame Flame Debuts "We Gon' Reign" Music Video

This summer, Christian Hip-Hop artist Flame released his eighth studio album titled Forward. The album lead with the single "Move Forward" which discusses the current shift towards a more secularizing America and the affect that it has on Christians... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Tops One-Night Box Office

Premiering in select theaters across the country for a one-night-only cinema engagement last week, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" was the #1 per screen average in ticket sales and #5 movie in America on October 27.* Garnering sellouts in more than 125 theaters nationwide, the documentary will return to the big screen for a special encore showing November 17... << Full Report >>
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Solid State Releases Demon Hunter's "Extremist" Digital Deluxe

Last Friday, Demon Hunter released the Digital Deluxe Edition of Extremist. The album features two songs that were previously featured exclusively on the box set edition of the album, "Waste Me" and "Helpless Hope," plus two remixes of "The Last One Alive"... << Full Report >>
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Withered Bones Joins Blood and Ink Records

WITHERED BONES have joined the ever growing roster at Blood & Ink Records and will release their new album, For the Ones I Love, on December 4th worldwide! Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, WITHERED BONES have grown leaps and bounds since forming in late 2013. Their self-released EP showed extreme promise, but it's not until their newest effort, For The Ones I Love out December 4th... << Full Report >>
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Newly-formed G.Favored Entertainment Group Signs Christian Hip-Hop Artist Andale'

G.Favored Entertainment Group has signed Christian hip-hop artist Andale'. With numerous successful independent releases, Andale' has worked with Grammy-nominated producers Incorporated Elements (Grits) and Kelvin Wooten (Outkast, Mary Mary, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige)... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, November 3, 2015*


Red Rock Band RED Receives RIAA Gold Certification For Single "Breathe Into Me"

GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED (Essential Records) received a RIAA Gold Certification for their single “Breathe Into Me” from their album, End of Silence. This honor comes on the heels of their sixth GMA Dove Award win for “Rock Album of the Year” for their recent release, Of Beauty and Rage (2015). Known for their intense live show, RED concluded the month-long run of their headline branded “REDvolution” tour on last week in Nashville at Rocketown with special guests Capital Kings, Tedashii and Wolves At The... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr Ties The Knot!

Championing the cause of the local church, Hillsong Conference 2016 lands in the New York City area on August 3 - 5, 2016 at Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Registration for Hillsong Conference NYC is open now. "Could everything that the Spirit of God is labouring to say, do and achieve in the Church today culminate in a simple bid to a lost and thirsting humanity? Should everything we give our lives to, echo the divine invitation to come? Come and see a Man who will not disappoint; come and see a God who proved true in my life and experience... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan and Friends Shine at Johnny Cash Museum

Drawing a capacity audience at downtown Nashville's Johnny Cash Museum Café, "Cindy Morgan & Friends" recently brought together some of music's most talented writers for an evening of stories and songs. Hosted by Leilah Hayman, daughter of Woodstock and pop/folk legend Melanie Safka, the event featured GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, along with Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame... << Full Report >>
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NomiS Gives Away Free Song "Evolve (feat. 18Sense)"

As the countdown to the release of the anticipated Socially Just album continues, Nomis unexpectedly hits us with a brand new non album exclusive as a free download. On "Evolve", Nomis updates the listener on where he is at as an artist now. Both musically and content wise. "Evolve" gives us another glimpse of what you can expect from Socially Just as it pertains to subject matter. The track also features a fellow North Country San Diego emcee by the name of 18Sense and production from up and coming producer, Dylan Kidd... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Conference 2016 Confirmed For Brooklyn

Championing the cause of the local church, Hillsong Conference 2016 lands in the New York City area on August 3 - 5, 2016 at Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Registration for Hillsong Conference NYC is open now. "Could everything that the Spirit of God is labouring to say, do and achieve in the Church today culminate in a simple bid to a lost and thirsting humanity? Should everything we give our lives to, echo the divine... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, November 2, 2015*


Paul Baloche Offers Free Digital Songbook Download of Christmas Albums

One of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche, is encouraging worshippers around the globe to take all the nostalgia and sounds of the upcoming Christmas season, and make it a season of worship. Seeding the movement, Baloche is offering a free digital songbook of both his Christmas Worship Vol. 1 and Christmas Worship Vol. 2. The latter album released last month amidst acclaim from Integrity Music... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 30, 2015*


Crowder Surprise! Crowder Drops "Neon Porch Extravaganza" Live EP

GRAMMY acclaimed artist Crowder has unveiled Crowder's Neon Porch Extravaganza today, surprising listeners with a live album recorded in his new hometown of Atlanta. Complete with his famed touring sidekick, Kenny Rodgers The Arctic Fox, as the cover art, Neon Porch Extravaganza features six newly recorded live songs and a video element from his latest album, Neon Steeple, which boldly debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200... << Full Report >>
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Dan Bremnes Debuts New Music Video For "In His Hands"

Award-winning singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes has debuted his latest music video for "In His Hands," his new single with Capitol Christian Music Group. Hailing from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Bremnes filmed the video in his Canadian hometown at many of his favorite childhood locations. "I was thrilled to get the chance to film my latest video in Salmon Arm," Bremnes shares. "I hope this video can help share the captivating beauty of this secret gem of a town where I grew up... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch's Prayerful "In My Room" Hits Radio

With 16 No. 1 songs at Christian radio, four since going independent in 2012, Thousand Foot Krutch dares to lower the volume on its new single, allowing the melodies and words to soar. The highly personal prayer and confession powerfully delivered by TFK frontman Trevor McNevan, "In My Room," from the band's second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, goes to Christian AC/CHR/Rock radio this week... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 29, 2015*


Building 429 Building 429's "Where I Belong" Receives RIAA Gold Certification

GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-award winning band Building 429 has received their first RIAA®-Gold certification for their single "Where I Belong." Since its release, this BMI Song of the Year has garnered other top honors, such as Billboard's Christian Song of the Year and Christian AC radio's Song of the Year, while also awarding Building 429 their first Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Christian Song... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 28, 2015*


Kutless' New Studio Album "Surrender" Available For Pre-Order Now

Kutless recently announced that their new studio album Surrender will be releasing November 13 with BEC Recordings. The band's forthcoming album is now available for pre-order, which includes the debut single "Bring It On" as an instant download. Click here to pre-order Surrender now and receive one instant download each week leading up to the release... << Full Report >>
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Don Moen Honored With Lifetime Global Achievement Award

Don Moen, an iconic voice in Christian music and pioneer in the modern praise & worship movement, has been honored with a very special award highlighting his international influence. During the 50th Anniversary Gala last week, Oral Roberts University honored Moen with the Lifetime Global Achievement Award, celebrating Don's outstanding excellence and vast impact. The award was presented to Moen by ORU President, William M. Wilson... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 27, 2015*


Stryper Multi-Platinum Rock Band Stryper Tops Charts with New Studio Album FALLEN

With the October 16th release of their ninth studio album, Fallen, Stryper continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene. The Frontiers Music SRL release sold over 10,000 copies during the first week of release landing at #2 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, #2 on the Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums, #5 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart, #20 on the Top Current Physical Albums chart, #26 on the Top Current Albums chart, #29 on the Top Current Digital Albums chart and #44 on the Billboard Top 200... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Raises Awareness, Support for Epilepsy Foundation

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest is using his platform as an international recording artist to bring awareness to, and support for, the Epilepsy Foundation. In addition to creating and posting informational YouTube videos about epilepsy, Manafest also has donated to the cause five percent of the monies he raised during his PledgeMusic, crowdfund campaign for his new album, Reborn, which released Oct. 2 amidst acclaim through The Fuel Music... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 26, 2015*


for King & Country for King and Country and Matthew West To Headline Winter Jam 2016

Continuing an unprecedented reign as one of the world’s largest tours and Christian music’s biggest annual tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular announced its highly-anticipated 2016 line-up earlier this evening at Nashville’s Sudekum Planetarium. The announcement, which included performances from several 2016 artists, was also live-streamed to viewers around the world via Blue Scout Media’s StageHop.com... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music Receives 5th No. 1 Sales Debut With Amanda Cook's New Album

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, released the debut solo album from artist Amanda Cook, Brave New World, Sept. 25. The album quickly soared to the top of Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Oct. 17) amidst critical acclaim, while landing at No. 20 on the overall Billboard Top 200 with more than 19,000 albums sold. Brave New World also hit No. 1 on the UK Official Charts Christian & Gospel Albums chart... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 23, 2015*


Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective Launches Rend Family Records In Partnership With Capitol CMG

Northern Irish folk worship band Rend Collective has announced the launch of Rend Family Records, a partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group and an endeavor stemming from the group's heart for worship and community. "Rend Collective has always been about finding wild and colourful ways to worship God... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 22, 2015*


The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Drops Ticketed Format For Unity Events

Christian worship band The City Harmonic, birthed out of a church unity movement in Hamilton, Canada, recently announced a radical change in response to developments following their "We Are" events, unique two-part gatherings that combine community-wide worship concerts with daytime roundtable conversations for pastors. As ministry opportunities grow, the band felt compelled to make their remaining fall events available to anyone on a "pay what you can" basis, versus traditional ticketed concerts... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 21, 2015*


Louie Giglio to Appear on FOX and Friends October 22 in Support of "The Comeback"

Louie Giglio, founder of the global Passion Conferences and Atlanta-based Passion City Church, will be live on FOX & Friends Thursday, October 22 to share about his newest book The Comeback: It's Not Too Late and You're Never Too Far (W Publishing Group, ISBN 9780718042189, $19.99, October 2015). The top-rated cable morning news show airs from 6-9 a.m. EST on FOX News Channel. National media outlets including Relevant Magazine, USA Radio, FOX Nation, Patheos, Moody Broadcasting... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 20, 2015*


Sara Groves To Unveil Deeply Personal Album, "Floodplain," on November 6

Floodplain, the newest album from thought-provoking singer/songwriter Sara Groves, will release on November 6 with FairTrade Services. Groves produced the anticipated new effort in collaboration with Steve Brewster, Matt Pierson, Scott Dente, Daniel Phelps and Brown Bannister. This new album finds Groves leaning in as a songwriter, contemplating want and provision, personal struggles and empathy... << Full Report >>
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Johnny Cash Museum Cafe To Host Cindy Morgan and Friends Oct. 22

GRAMMY® Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning Cindy Morgan will be bringing together some of music’s most acclaimed writers for a historic evening at the Johnny Cash Museum Café in downtown Nashville Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm. “Cindy Morgan & Friends” will feature Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Tom Douglas; GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winner Wayne Kirkpatrick; lauded singer/songwriter/author Andrew Peterson; and critically-acclaimed artist Jonathan Kingham, keyboardist for Toad the Wet Sprocket. The Johnny Cash Museum Café’s bi-monthly Songwriter Nights are hosted by Leilah Hayman, daughter of Woodstock and pop/folk legend Melanie Safka... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Compassion International Announces 8th Annual Rock and Worship Roadshow

The 8th annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International, announces a new roster of artists for the 2016 tour. Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa will be performing, along with Phil Wickham, Family Force 5 and Audio Adrenaline. A pre-show party will take place before each show with artists Danny Gokey (host) and Citizen Way, and Shaun Groves returns to the Rock & Worship Roadshow as the event's guest speaker... << Full Report >>
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DJ Maj Launches Project Via Kickstarter

DJ Maj, the DJ for TobyMac's Diverse City Band, is celebrating the beauty of the power of community with his upcoming project via a new Kickstarter campaign. Launched this week, the Kickstarter campaign will fund a brand new project from DJ Maj set to release in 2016. This project is coming to fruition after a long journey for this world-renowned DJ, who can be seen currently on the TobyMac "This Is Not A Test" tour... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 19, 2015*


Natalie Grant Tenth Avenue North, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets Join K-LOVE Christmas Tour

The fourth annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour, presented by 25 Entertainment, is back with an all-star lineup including Tenth Avenue North, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets and special guest Danny Gokey kicking off the 16-show run Dec. 3 at Old National Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The tour provides a unique opportunity for radio listeners and fans to experience an inviting evening of Christmas music and fan favorites for the entire family during the holiday season... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 16, 2015*


MercyMe Earns Fifth American Music Award Nomination

Announced on ABC's Good Morning America earlier this week, MercyMe earned their fifth American Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist. Honored with two American Music Awards in the past, MercyMe led the category, winning in both 2004 and 2010... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 15, 2015*


Sanctus Real "Best Of Sanctus Real" Debuts To Critics' Acclaim

A Quintessential Contemporary Christian band of the past two decades, Sanctus Real released their final album Best Of Sanctus Real (Oct. 9) with lead singer Matt Hammitt at the helm. The new single featured on the album, "Longer Than A Lifetime," has already moved into the Top 20 Christian Hot AC/CHR Chart. In support of the newest song, the band released a stirring lyric video, unveiling a collection of footage from the band's 20-year career... << Full Report >>
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Playdough & Sean Patrick Return With "We Buy Gold" on October 16th

Playdough & Sean Patrick announce the October 16th release date for their album, We Buy Gold. The first single, "Humble Pie", showcases the duo's diversity and is matched with a video that captures the party time persona their fan base has come to love. "I wanted to challenge our process with these songs. We were in L.A. working in the same building as Skrillex and running... << Full Report >>
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Gateway Worship's "Walls" Debuts At No. 1

Walls, the sixth live recording from internationally acclaimed Gateway Worship, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart and at #33 on The Billboard 200, following its October 2 release. The FairTrade Services project is the highest debuting Gateway Worship release to date... << Full Report >>
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Gotee Records Announces HOLLYN To Their Artist Roster

Gotee Records announces Hollyn, the newest addition to their roster family and her self-titled debut EP, which releases tomorrow, October 16 at all digital outlets including iTunes here. Physical copies can be purchased online at www.gotee.com/store or at shows. The 6-song EP features her debut single "Alone (feat. TRU)" that has been playing on the Air1 radio network for the past two weeks. The song was written by Hollyn, Toby McKeehan, producer Bryan Fowler and TRU... << Full Report >>
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FairTrade Introduces John Tibbs With "Dead Man Walking" EP

Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Tibbs makes his FairTrade Services debut with October 30th's Dead Man Walking EP. The five-song project, produced by Ben Shive (Rend Collective, Colony House, Ellie Holcomb), previews Tibbs' full-length label debut slated for release next year... << Full Report >>
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Jenny and Tyler Release "Of This I'm Sure" Tomorrow, Oct. 16

Indie folk-pop husband and wife duo Jenny & Tyler will release Of This I'm Sure tomorrow, October 16, 2015 through upstart record label Residence Music. The twelve-song set was produced by Gabe Scott (with the exception of one track), who has played on various albums by such artists as The Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Kearney. Vast, lush and soaring at times, their easy voices blend in harmonies that suggest a deep hope and a deep ache intertwined... << Full Report >>
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Author and Former Record Company Executive Darlene Brock Launches The Grit & Grace Project Today

Today, marks the launch of The Grit & Grace Project, an online movement devoted to "building a community of women who believe that life's challenges neither defeat nor define them," helmed by author and entrepreneur Darlene Brock. Created for women of all ages and walks of life, the online destination will feature regularly updated content as contributors share tips, stories, how-tos, encouragement and much more... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 15, 2015*


Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Nominated for 2015 American Music Award

Yesterday Casting Crowns was nominated for the second straight year for an American Music Award in the "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational" category. This is the group's seventh nomination, and last year they won the award for the second time. The 2015 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater L.A. on Sunday, November 22nd on ABC... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 13, 2015*


Lauren Daigle 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Honored Top Christian and Gospel Artists

Tonight, the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out in 41 categories, as well as 4 special awards. Co-hosted by Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson, the night drew a record attendance at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University. The entire show will broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00PM CST. For a full list of winners... << Full Report >>
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Joseph W. Walker III Reveals The Eight Keys To Reclaim Your Relationship With God

In his inspiring and instructive new book, Reset Your Life: Make A New Start, (Thomas Nelson, on sale now), senior pastor, prolific author, community leader, and philanthropist, Joseph W. Walker III, addresses Christians who are at a crossroads and looking to rejuvenate and renew their relationship with God. Joseph explains how to reclaim a relationship with God using the eight "R's" (Reset, Recognize, Reassess and Recalibrate, Reclaim and Rededicate, Reinvent and Resurrect.)... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 12, 2015*


Jonas Myrin Signs Global Publishing Agreement With Universal Music and Capitol CMG Publishing

Grammy-winner Jonas Myrin, one of the most prolific and successful songwriters and musicians in Christian music, has signed a new global deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and its Christian music publishing division, Capitol CMG Publishing. The joint announcement was made today by Evan Lamberg, President of North America, UMPG, and Bill Hearn, CEO of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG)... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Launches Fall Leg of Love Ran Red Tour

Chris Tomlin has set out on the second leg of what's already been the biggest tour of his career, the "Love Ran Red Tour." Featuring special guests Rend Collective, the 22-city tour kicked off in Nashville last week. Tomlin will continue to share uplifting music from his hit album Love Ran Red, including title track "At The Cross (Love Ran Red)," which recently hit the No. 1 spot on the National Christian Audience chart... << Full Report >>
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Michael English Releases New Worship Project

For the first time in his legendary career, Michael English announces the release of a brand new Praise & Worship project. The album, appropriately entitled Worship features the worship anthems nearest and dearest to his heart, sang with the rich and soulful vocals that are unmistakably Michael English... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 9, 2015*


About A Mile About A Mile Signs With Radiate Music

New Artist of the Year Dove Award nominee, About A Mile, consisting of brothers Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty, released their self-titled album amidst widespread acclaim, summer 2014. The recording quickly launched onto the retail charts to become 2014's biggest selling Christian album debut from a new artist. The band returns today with the rock anthem, "Taking Back," the first new music since signing with producer Ian Eskelin's Radiate Music... << Full Report >>
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Seventh Day Slumber Releases New EP, "Redline," Today

Throughout its eighteen-year history, VSR Recording Artist Seventh Day Slumber has always been willing to confront the tough issues of life. SDS fans expect and respect the band's commitment to writing tell-it-like-it-is lyrics and recording with musical excellence. Now on the new EP REDLINE, SDS provides a sonic rock assault that tackles issues pulled straight from the news headlines. Redline is available in stores and online today, October 9. VSR is distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 8, 2015*


Amy Grant Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner Amy Grant To Appear On "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Oct. 10

Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant is set to be featured on the top-rated "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airing this Saturday, October 10 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST on the OWN Network. The crew caught up with Grant on her farm this summer to talk about her influential career, new album Be Still and Know… Hymns & Faith, family life and unique partnership with Barefoot Republic Camps - a camp for children from kindergarten through sixth grade where they are given... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 7, 2015*


Crowder Billboard Exclusively Premieres Crowder's "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" Music Video

Billboard is exclusively unveiling "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)," the latest music video from GRAMMY® Nominee Crowder. With camera shots captured by drones, the music video features a festival atmosphere, complete with lasers, neon and banjos. Crowder also invited special guest Tedashii to take part in the filming. After the recording, guests were invited to partake in bull riding, a petting zoo and delight in food trucks... << Full Report >>
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Armond WakeUp Releases New Single, "Jacqueline vs Angela"

Armond WakeUp's new single "Jacqueline vs Angela" leads into his forthcoming The Epiphany of Marcus Graham release. Marcus Graham Wednesdays begins with "Jacqueline vs Angela," a take on an early 90s R&B classic. This is written from the perspective of "choices" resulting from conflict & "over-commitment". Sometimes conflict without immediate resolve gives us reason to make wrong choices. Sometimes we can be so invested in a relationship, we neglect our other responsibilities... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 6, 2015*


Christian Festival Association Membership Grows To All-Time High

The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation's largest Christian music festivals, announced today that its number of participating member festivals had grown to a record number of 37 events going into the 2016 festival season. Collectively, these events reached 1.2 million attendees in the summer of 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 5, 2015*


Grand Canyon University, MercyMe's Bart Millard Unveil Recording Studio

Grammy-nominated artist Bart Millard and Grand Canyon University unveiled a new state-of-the-art recording studio on the GCU campus that will serve as a vital tool in helping emerging Christian music talent hone their skills as artists... << Full Report >>
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Alache Returns November 6th with "The Chronicles of The Mrs."

MADE, INC recording artist Alaché returns November 6th with her new 7-track EP, The Chronicles of The Mrs. The lead single, “Heaven’s Angel,” featuring Ron Kenoly, Jr., is available now at digital outlets including iTunes... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 2, 2015*


Emerging Artist Meredith Kinleigh Releases New EP

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh releases her debut EP, “Beautiful Mess,” today, a collection of five songs written by the singer/songwriter. The EP release coincides with Kinleigh’s fall tour which includes performances on October 8 in Lynchburg, Virginia... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 1, 2015*


toby TobyMac Named One of Nashville's 25 Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

TobyMac Named One of Nashville's 25 Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine! (See article above) The 6-time GRAMMY Award winner kicks off headlining THIS IS NOT A TEST Tour today, October 1st... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Natalie Grant's Vision and Voice Soar on Nov. 13th 'Be One'

Natalie Grant is every woman. She juggles the responsibilities as a mother of three with the demands of a full-time career, while managing to find time for the pursuits that are important to her. Her daily life informs her music, which radiates encouragement, centered on a simple message: sometimes, all it takes to change the world is a shift in personal perspective... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 30, 2015*


Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective's "Campfire Christmas: Volume 1" Available October 23

Northern Irish worship band Rend Collective will bring Christmas spirit to listeners everywhere October 23 with the release of Campfire Christmas: Volume 1. The celebration band is drawing from their Irish roots and putting their own folkier spin on classics such as "O Holy Night (O Night Divine)" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." Fans can get an idea of what to expect from the album from "Joy To The World (You Are My Joy)," set to hit radio this Christmas season... << Full Report >>
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Well-Known Worship Leaders, Artists Resurrect Lost Lyrics From America's Most Prolific Hymn Writer, Fanny Crosby

The incomparable Fanny Crosby's gift to the Church shines anew in Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby releasing globally Oct. 9 from Integrity Music. The project features unfinished and never-before-published Crosby hymns respectfully crafted with help from Paul Baloche, Michael Farren, All Sons & Daughters, Jon Egan (New Life, Desperation Band), Bart Millard (MercyMe), Stu G (Delirious?, One Sonic Society), Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, Krissy Nordhoff ("Your Great Name"), Greg Sykes, Dustin Smith and more... << Full Report >>
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Michael O'Brien Offers First Hymns Collection

GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-Dove Award-winning vocalist Michael O'Brien pays homage to timeless hymns with his eighth studio recording, Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs. Produced and arranged by O'Brien, Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs features nine hymns set to new music; three instrumentals composed by O'Brien; two originals inspired by the Psalms, also penned by the artist; and the modern hymn, "Lord I Need You... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 29, 2015*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Snags The No.1 Independent Record In The Country!

Artist Andy Mineo has debuted on top once again with his sophomore album, Uncomfortable (Reach Records). Uncomfortable just became the #1 independent record in the country. The album also made #3 on the Hip Hop Charts and #10 on the overall Top 200 charts. The first leg of the nationwide Uncomfortable Tour will begin October 1 and Mineo will be joined by rapper Propaganda. Dates for Andy Mineo's nationwide... << Full Report >>
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GMA More Talent Announced for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, NF, I Am They and Karen Peck will perform. Tasha Cobbs, Kari Jobe, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Newsboys' Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. The GMA Dove Awards will take place in Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015. TheOverflow is the official streaming service... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, September 28, 2015*


Jon Foreman Jon Foreman Announces 25 Shows In 24 Hours

Beginning on Saturday, October 24th, Jon Foreman will play a series of 25 pop-up shows - all within a 24-hour period. The kick-off concert will begin at noon at Bro-Am Studios, a non profit performance space founded by SWITCHFOOT. Foreman's "25 Shows In 24 Hours" performances will all be in the San Diego area. Jon will also be joined on this excursion by some of his favorite musicians... << Full Report >>
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Sherwood is Back! New Album Coming to BC Music

"We added you on MySpace" was the tagline heard round the interwebs yesterday as Sherwood announced their triumphant return! With ambitions to release a crowd-funded fourth album, Sherwood is already on track to surpass their halfway point in just a handful of hours. Partnering with BC Music, the SLO, CA act is employing the help of IndieGoGo to get their new music to your waiting ears... << Full Report >>
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Sandi Patty Announces Farewell Album and Tour

Together with World Vision, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music presents the tour of a lifetime, in celebration of hers. Announced today on NBC's Today Show by host Kathie Lee Gifford who had her friend Sandi Patty in studio with her for her "Favorite Things" segment, Sandi is letting the world know that she is saying "farewell & thank you" through her upcoming "Forever Grateful" World Tour. The tour will begin in February, 2016 and run throughout the year. Tickets will go on sale this coming November, 2015. For more information visit: www.sandipatty.com... << Full Report >>
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Decyfer Down Launches IndieGoGo Campaign To Fund New EP

Decyfer Down is back working on a new EP and they've launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fan-fund it. On their campaign page, the band writes: "Decyfer Down is a hard rock band that has been recording and touring nationally as a signed band for more than 10... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country for KING & COUNTRY To Release "RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. (The Anniversary Edition)" October 23

In honor of the one year anniversary of the release of RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY and Word Records releasing are re-releasing the album as well as a special vinyl limited release on October 23. In addition, Word is also releasing a stylized record player to listen to it on. To grab it, head here to their online store... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 25, 2015*


Joey The Jerk's "Catch Me If You Can" Released Today

Joey The Jerk started his rap career in a freestyle session at lunch in high school. His interest in hip hop music led him to a Bible study in Los Angeles, where his rap career would be born. A founding member of the Dove nominated, critically acclaimed, legendary hip-hop crew LA Symphony, Joey gained exposure by performing with the group at churches, bars, outreach events and Christian festivals around the nation and the globe. All the while crafting his skill and keeping true to his first love of music and artistry. While writing and recording, Joey spent 5 years serving as youth pastor for his church, where his love for ministry, preaching & teaching continued to grow... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Inspires Fans To "Pray" In Second Video From "Reborn"

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest releases his second video, "Pray,"and fourth single, "Stick To Your Gunz," from his highly anticipated new album, Reborn, releasing independently Oct. 2 through The Fuel Music. With tracks on Reborn mirroring the hunger and predominant hip-hop flavors accompanying this versatile artist's self-released debut a dozen years ago, Manafest's "Pray" follows first video/single release, "Let You Drive," which hit No. 1... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's Amanda Cook Releases Solo Album "Brave New World"

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, releases the debut solo album from artist Amanda Cook, Brave New World, today (Sept. 25) through Provident Distribution. Already hitting No. 1 for a time on the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart, the recording features 13 original songs and reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich... << Full Report >>
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Fearless BND FEARLESS BND's Upcoming Single "Jump Around" Now Available for Pre-Order at iTunes

FEARLESS BND’s second of twelve monthly singles, “Jump Around,” is now available for pre-order exclusively at iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/JumpAroundPreOrder. This is the second of twelve monthly singles to be released by the groundbreaking modern worship outfit since rebranding from their previous identity as Worth Dying For. The official release date for “Jump Around” is October 2nd... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 24, 2015*


NewSong NewSong's Christmas Tour To Spread Yuletide Cheer With Building 429 and Plumb

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to bring their popular “Very Merry Christmas Tour”—one of Christian music’s top holiday tours—to 15 cities around the country this year. Benefiting Feed The Children and featuring GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rockers Building 429* and best-selling singer/songwriter Plumb, as well as introducing Reno, the tour kicks-off December 2 in Atlanta... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 23, 2015*


Dream Label Group Curt Anderson Signs To Dream Records, Releases Debut Single, "Keep It Beating"

Dream Records is pleased to announce the signing of Curt Anderson to its roster. With a fresh new sound, Curt's inspirational lyrics are the heartbeat of his debut single, "Keep It Beating." "I'm excited to partner with Dream Records to share this music with the world. It's an honor to work with a team who believes in me and my music... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 22, 2015*


Fallstar Launches Kickstarter For "Future Golden Age"

After a successful stint dabbling in the label rat race, Portlandia's Fallstar, a melodically heavy act of class and defiance, is launching a brand new Kickstarter campaign to help fund their fourth record FUTURE GOLDEN AGE. Some would say it's their most important work to date... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, September 21, 2015*


Planetshakers' New Album "#LETSGO" Tops Charts Internationally

Capturing the mission, heart and worldwide movement of Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing church's in history, Planetshakers Band released #LETSGO globally through Integrity Music Sept. 11. Born through the movement's passion to reach and impact people around the world, the new recording immediately soared to the top of the overall charts in several countries during its first week at retail. The album not only became the most downloaded iTunes album across... << Full Report >>
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Bread of Stone Bread of Stone Releases 360-Degree Music Video

Christian pop-rock act Bread of Stone has made history as the first CCM band to release a music video in 360 format. The groundbreaking clip was created in support of their current CHR/Hot AC Single, "Not Alone," from the band's February 2015 studio project of the same name. In the video spot, Bread of Stone can be seen sailing on crystal clear lakes, singing beside picturesque mountain vistas and climbing over stunning rock formations. As they sing "you are the stars above me" or "you are the sea below" viewers can actually pan to the sky or water... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 18, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Releases "Rivers EP" Today

It was a sweet surprise today to hear that NEEDTOBREATHE released a brand new EP, titled Rivers, feautring their hit single "Brother" and new versions of some cuts from their latest album, Rivers in the Wasteland. The band announced, "We're excited to release a new EP with some alternate versions of songs from... << Full Report >>
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Heath McNease and Pen Pals Make "Gold" No. 1 on Noisetrade

This week, indie artist Heath McNease released a new project called Pen Pals - a collaboration with Jetty Rae -- to Noisetrade as an EP called "Gold" and it is already number one on the popular music distribution website... << Full Report >>
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Paul Baloche To Release "Christmas Worship Vol. 2" Oct. 2

One of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche, releases Christmas Worship Vol. 2 globally Oct. 2 through Integrity Music. The album features Christmas classics seamlessly married with vertical worship lyrics, and is an extension of Baloche's 30-year mission... << Full Report >>
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Andy Mineo Andy Mineo's "Uncomfortable" Album, Available Today

Today artist Andy Mineo debuts his highly anticipated sophomore album, Uncomfortable (Reach Records). The new full-length album, is currently #2 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts and ranks #3 on iTunes overall charts. The first leg of the nationwide Uncomfortable Tour will begin October 1 and Mineo will be joined by rapper Propaganda. Dates... << Full Report >>
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Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "Fresh Start" Releases Today

Fresh Start, the long-awaited full-length Gotee Records debut from GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, is available at iTunes and other leading digital outlets today. The project includes the multi-week #1 "Not Forgotten" (feat. TobyMac), as well as Stevenson's current hit, "All Yours." Produced and mixed by Bryan Fowler for fabmusic... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 17, 2015*


Husband/Wife Duo Jenny & Tyler Sign Label Deal, Release "Of This I'm Sure" October 16

Indie folk-pop husband and wife duo Jenny & Tyler sign with upstart record label Residence Music and will team up to release Of This I'm Sure on October 16, 2015. The twelve-song set was produced by Gabe Scott (with the exception of one track), who has played on various albums by such artists as The Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Kearney. Vast, lush and soaring at times, their easy voices blend in harmonies that suggest a deep hope and a deep ache intertwined... << Full Report >>
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Joey The Jerk To Release Album "Catch Me If You Can" September 25

Joey The Jerk started his rap career in a freestyle session at lunch in high school. His interest in hip hop music led him to a Bible study in Los Angeles, where his rap career would be born. A founding member of the Dove nominated, critically acclaimed, legendary hip-hop crew LA Symphony, Joey gained exposure by performing with the group at churches, bars, outreach events and Christian festivals around the nation and the globe. All the while crafting his skill and keeping true to his first love of music and artistry. While writing and recording, Joey spent 5 years serving as youth... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr Bows "Everything I Need" Tomorrow

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr is set to bow her fourth studio recording, Everything I Need, tomorrow. The Artist Garden Entertainment release, produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Needtobreathe), Scott Cash (WOW Worship, Dan Bremnes) and Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace), showcases seven selections, including Starr's new single, "Through Me." "If there's one lesson I can pick out that God has taught me over the past two years, it's that in our lives, we all have things we feel like we're missing... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 16, 2015*


Download A Free "Tenacious" Remix From Dru Bex

Check out the new single from Toronto, Canada based emcee Dru Bex (Role Model Records). Jeremy Rodney-Hall handles the beat production. Produced by Jeremy Rodney-Hall, Role Model Records artist Dru Bex releases the remix to "Tenacious", a single off of his highly anticipated EP Imperfect Messenger, released in April 2015. Featuring Promise and Kay Sade, "Tenacious" describes the intense and unfailing love that Christ has towards us as believers...despite our dirt and short comings... << Full Report >>
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Canon Releases New Single, "Grateful"

As a newlywed, brother, rapper, and role model Reflection Music Group recording artist Canon has a lot to juggle. All of that came to a screeching halt last December, the night of that near fatal incident. Since then, Canon has been steadily recovering. With the help of his wife, family and close friends, progress has been constant. He's been back in the studio writing and recording new music he can't wait to share. Now it's time to tell his story. This is Grateful... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 15, 2015*


The Rocket Summer Returns to the Road Announces Returning West Tour

"Playing live is like oxygen to me so the break has been tough. I can't wait for this," says Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER. Luckily, his break from touring is nearly over with the announcement of a North American West Coast tour this Fall which begins as soon as he returns to the U.S. after closing one of the stages at London's Vans Warped Tour. Kicking off on November 3 rd at Casbah in San Diego, CA, The Rocket Summer will be returning to the road to prepare for the release of a new album set for early 2016... << Full Report >>
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GMA More Talent Announced For 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. MercyMe, KB, Matt Maher, Tedashii and Brian Courtney Wilson will perform, and Jason Crabb, Gloria Gaynor, Natalie Grant, Bernie Herms and Deitrick Haddon will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. The GMA Dove Awards will take place in Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith Launch Bread & Wine

Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith who helm the group Bread & Wine anticipate the release of their powerful and passionate debut worship CD, One - Live at Serenbe on September 20. Fans of Bethel style worship music will resonate with the innovative project which features songs co-written by Ben Smith and Daniel Bashta, the writer of the certified gold selling "God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)", Jason Upton ("In Your Presence" "Fly") and Pat Barrett... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music Joins Group of the Year Winners High Valley at Canadian Country Music Awards

Full Circle Music joined Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) winning High Valley for the 2015 CCMA Awards held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sept. 13, 2015. High Valley was among the big winners of the night, taking home the trophy for "Group or Duo of the Year." Full Circle's Seth Mosley produced and wrote on High Valley's County Line, also up for album of the year. Other artists taking part in the show broadcasted across Canada on CMT (Canada) and CBC-TV were... << Full Report >>
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Needtobreathe Rock of Ages Festival Returns to Calistoga, California October 3

The 16th Annual Rock of Ages Festival will take place October 3, 2015 at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California from 11am to 8pm. The festival will feature NEEDTOBREATHE, Lacey Sturm, Anthem Lights, Shonlock and Zealand. There will also be unplugged performances by Phil Joel and Lacey Sturm... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, September 14, 2015*


Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Gets Engaged At Disney World!

Colton Dixon got engaged to his girlfriend Annie Coggeshall last Friday afternoon at Magic Kingdom park, just a few hours before performing at Disney's annual Night of Joy. DisneyParks offical blog was there to cover the engagement, and word traveled fast as PEOPLE, BRIDES, OK!, and more picked up on the news. Dixon gave Disney this exclusive quote: "I can't believe I'm already at this stage of life. I've seen friends and family make this step, and it's always seemed so far away, but here we are... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys Find New Label Home With Fair Trade Services

Platinum®-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys are celebrating their signing of an exclusive recording agreement with FairTrade Services. The band is currently in the studio working on their highly anticipated FairTrade Services debut, slated to release next March. "It's great to be reunited with Wes Campbell and the Newsboys again," said Jeff Moseley, president/founder, FairTrade Services. "Our association goes... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 11, 2015*


Tree63 Tree63's First Album In 7 Years Lands Today

Internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 independently releases its seventh full-length album, Land, today (Sept. 11) through The Fuel Music distribution. On hiatus since 2008, the band re-formed following the enthusiastic reception received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa. Inspired again by fans that participated in a successful Kickstarter campaign for the album earlier this year, Tree63's new 12-song recording reflects the natural evolution and progression of the original trio consisting of John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass)... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Releases 3rd Song From "Reborn" Today

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest releases his third single today from Reborn, "Shine" featuring the signature rock vocals of longtime Manafest collaborator and Thousand Foot Krutch frontman, Trevor McNevan. The song joins lead single/video, "Let You Drive," and the title track as immediate downloads available with each iTunes pre-order of Reborn... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers New Album "#LETSGO" Releases Today

Planetshakers is a worldwide movement driven by the desire to empower generations to win generations, and providing an atmosphere where people can encounter God. Based out of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, the movement's priority and passion is to reach and impact people, seeing them transformed by the power of God and the love of God's people. This mission is the heart behind the new Planetshakers Band CD/DVD #LETSGO releasing globally through Integrity Music today (Sept. 11)... << Full Report >>
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Julie Elias Releases New Album, "Unbroken"

Christian entertainer Julie Elias releases her new CD, "Unbroken," today. The upbeat, high energy collection of original songs features "Home," the first single from the CD which currently is being played at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted radio stations. The CD release coincides with Elias performing at the Experience Conference and other events in Orlando, Florida, this week... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 10, 2015*


The Rocket Summer Announces New Album Pre-order That Launches Today

"This album is the most unique and different of any of my previous albums. I went into the studio knowing I was going to tear down any possible barriers that might have subconsciously been there and make a record that had no rules," explains Bryce Avary, mastermind behind THE ROCKET SUMMER. "I'm proud of it. It's very alive. It's the most experimental and aggressive-sounding record I've ever made." Planned for release in 2016, the sixth album (title yet to be announced) is in the final stages of mixing and mastering. But in advance, The Rocket Summer announces a special pre-order campaign that kicks off today via Pledgemusic which can be found here: www.pledgemusic.com/TheRocketSummer... << Full Report >>
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Jean Watson To Release "Steady My Gaze" October 9

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist Jean Watson has been hard at work in the studio prepping the release of her seventh full-length project, Steady My Gaze. The project, which is set to impact retail on Friday, October 9, 2015, will be released on the Shadowlands Music label and distributed to retail by New Day Distribution... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 9, 2015*


Sanctus Real Matt Hammitt And Family Celebrate Milestone Fifth Birthday Of Son Bowen

Matt Hammitt, frontman for the GRAMMY® nominated band Sanctus Real, and his family are celebrating the fifth birthday of their son Bowen, a survivor of the critical and rare heart disease Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). This milestone in Bowen's life comes with great joy, as the Hammitts were told before his birth that thirty percent of children diagnosed with HLHS don't reach their fifth birthday. Bowen is headed to Walt Disney World... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Announces "My Story Tour" Set To Kick Off September 17

Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music's biggest headlining artists, is hitting the road once again for their "My Story Tour," set to kick off September 17, 2015 in Quincy, Ill. Featuring Jason Gray and Citizen Way, the tour will run through November 22, 2015, hitting 27 cities across the U.S. The tour is launching in conjunction with the September 18, 2015 release of Beautiful Offerings, Big Daddy Weave's highly-anticipated seventh studio album, available for pre-order now... << Full Report >>
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Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil Head To Daytrotter, Teases New Music From Chagall Guevara

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil recently recorded an exclusive live set for Daytrotter and, in a recent update to fans, teased possible new music from Steve's other band, Chagall Guevara. Click here to check out their four-song set that includes "Only A Ride," "Moonshot," "Standing In Line" and "Double Negative" (with the latter two being exclusive to paid members of the site)... << Full Report >>
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Copeland Announces Fall Tour with Eisley and We Are The City

Copeland announced this week a Fall U.S. tour with support from Eisley and Tooth & Nail new-comers We Are The City! The tour, which is the band's first headlining run since their official break-up in 2009, is set to kick off on November 5th in Nashville, TN and wraps on December 6th in Orlando, FL. Visit TheCopelandSite.com to check out the dates and VIP packages-general admission tickets go on sale this Friday... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 8, 2015*


Michael W. Smith Multi-Platinum Selling Singer Michael W. Smith Announces Return of Nationwide Christmas Tour

Selling more than 15 million albums, Michael W. Smith will once again bring holiday cheer to arenas, coliseums and theaters to more than a dozen markets this holiday season through his nationwide Christmas tour. Smith's long-time friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant will co-bill with him in select cities including Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, Atlanta, Greensboro and Fairfax. The evening will feature favorites from Smith's latest... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Announces "A Live Worship Experience" Releasing November 13

GRAMMY-winning and multi-Platinum selling group Casting Crowns announces their new live project, A Live Worship Experience, releasing November 13th (Beach Street/Reunion). A Live Worship Experience was recorded live this summer at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, which is Casting Crowns' home church and where frontman, Mark Hall, has remained a full-time youth pastor for more than 20 years... << Full Report >>
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Scott MacIntyre Resumes Touring After Kidney Transplant

An upcoming concert at Temple Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia marks the return of Scott MacIntyre to the stage following the pianist/singer's second kidney transplant in June. MacIntyre will share his music and story on September 13 as part of the church's Homecoming Celebration. The entertainer is resuming touring in support of his current radio single, "Remarkable," which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Radio Chart... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 4, 2015*


Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Returns To Musical Roots With "Bows & Arrows"

GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Cindy Morgan returns to her musical roots with Bows & Arrows, her first all-new studio recording in nearly a decade, available today from Lucid Artist. Produced by Morgan, along with co-producer and engineer Kyle Buchanan (Ginny Owens, Andrew Greer), the project showcases a new arrangement of Morgan's 1992 career-defining ballad, "How Could I Ask for More," featuring singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. With 13 selections penned or co-written by the artist, additional highlights of Bows & Arrows include "Can't Help... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Zealand Worship Release "Good Good Father" Single

Phil Joel's latest venture, Zealand Worship, has released a brand new single called "Good Good Father," which they also will be releasing with their debut EP to iTunes next Friday, September 11. Joel writes, "Hello, I know it's been awhile since my last transmission and for that there is good reason. We have been busy, really busy in the best possible ways. We recorded a new song "Good Good... << Full Report >>
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Forevermore Premiere New "Wormtongue" Video

Check out the premiere of Forevermore's "Wormtoungue" below! Forevermore's album "Telos" is also on sale for just $5 right now at Amazon Music (http://amzn.to/1McMu1d) + you can catch the band out on the road this fall with Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & Hearts Like Lions... << Full Report >>
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"Before All Things" by ELEVEN22 WORSHIP in Stores Today

Eleven22 Worship, a musician community dedicated to creating worship songs that reflect the culture surrounding The Church of Eleven22, is releasing their third full-length album Before All Things today, September 4. Before All Things reflects the creative outpouring of a community seeking to experience corporate worship in a new way. On September 19, the church will host a special album release... << Full Report >>
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DREAM Gospel Releases "The Bridge Volume 1"

DREAM Gospel is excited to announce the release of The Bridge Volume 1, a compilation CD from Gospel and Christian artists around the nation. Christopher Williams, aka DJ Cruize Control and Producer Eddie Ferguson have teamed up to bring a fusion of pop, r&b and hip hop into a Christian sound. The Bridge Volume 1, which features current and upcoming Gospel and Christian artists, reflects and shines a positive light on the social issues such as racial... << Full Report >>
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John Waller John Waller's "Crazy Faith" Featured In Hit Movie "War Room"

By Labor Day, more than two million people are anticipated to have heard the title track and first radio/video single from John Waller's album, Crazy Faith, through the hit movie, War Room. US News & World Report says the "faith-based War Room dazzles" as it garners the second biggest box office debut this week, just behind Straight Outta Compton. Scenes from War Room can be seen now in Waller's "Crazy Faith" music video... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic's "We Are" Releases Today Amidst Acclaim

Raucous, award-winning band, The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, releases globally its third full-length album, WE ARE, today amidst acclaim and through Integrity Music. The band has also released online its We Are The City Harmonic documentary, and is taking the album and documentary's message of unity all across North America with the help of local churches... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 3, 2015*


Kevin Max Kevin Max Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album, "Starry Eyes Surprise"

As if releasing a brand new studio album and then its deluxe edition this year wasn't enough, Kevin Max has been hard at work for months on a new cover songs project, titled Starry Eyes. This week, Max launched a new PledgeMusic campaign to fund the record. Contributors get an immediate download of his cover of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" and an All Access pass into the campaign. Other options even include a brand new EP called The Same Wavelength, which is a collection of "new wave" covers, as well as an exclusive Be-Sides EP... << Full Report >>
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The Afters The Afters Release New Single, "Live On Forever"

Dove Award-winning band, The Afters, have released a brand new single, "Live On Forever," which is already being played at 40 radio stations across AC and CHR formats. The single, written about Heaven, is the first from their forthcoming fifth studio album, set to release February 12, 2016. "When we started writing this song, we were having a discussion about Heaven, and over the last year we’ve lost some really close friends and family members," said lead singer Josh Havens. “Losing the people that you love is one of the most painful things of this life, but this life is not the end, and we were made for so much more than just this world... << Full Report >>
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Joey the Jerk Debuts Winning the War (feat. Playdough) Music Video

Joey the Jerk is back and with a new music video for his new single! This staple of the L.A. Symphony crew has started working on solo material again. Over the next few weeks, look for more singles, videos, and news on Joey's upcoming release. This song was actually the first song recorded for the album. Joey had Playdough in mind the whole time. It had such a fun, playful vibe to it... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Is Back In The Artist Spotlight With Brand New Single "Wanna Be Happy?"

Last week, GRAMMY® winning recording artist, songwriter and super producer, Kirk Franklin, released "Wanna Be Happy?" the first single from his forthcoming eleventh album and the response was tremendous. Billboard.com broke the news with an exclusive interview followed by the song's radio debut on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. iHeart radio, joined in on the "happy" campaign and played the song every hour on the hour on release date and Kirk ended the week with a live performance of the single on the season 8 finale of BET's Sunday Best. Radio stations across the nation including The... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 2, 2015*


Skillet Skillet Garners Third RIAA Certified Platinum Single

Multi-platinum and GRAMMY®-nominated rockers Skillet recently garnered yet another hit as their No. 1 Active Rock single “Awake & Alive” has received RIAA Platinum certification having sold over one million digital copies. The Billboard Music Award winners have sold over 11 million albums and singles in the U.S. alone. As the band begins recording their 2016 release in LA this fall they will also... << Full Report >>
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Plumb Plumb Announces The Exhale Tour With Special Guests Rapture Ruckus and Christa Wells

Since the May release of EXHALE, Curb recording artist PLUMB has spent the summer focused on her family, performing at festivals and remodeling her "Hope House." Now, Plumb is eager to showcase her new music and share her message of hope and restoration by headlining THE EXHALE TOUR, with special guests Rapture Ruckus and Christa Wells. The tour is tailored around the themes of the EXHALE album... << Full Report >>
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Vocal Few Announce "The Dream Alive" Coming Oct. 30 on BC Music

Husband/wife duo Matt and Kristie MacDonald are kicking off their national The Dream Alive Tour today in Portland, Oregon. Those attending the tour will be lucky enough to hear several brand new Vocal Few tracks coming 10/30 from BC Music. Matt MacDonald, best known has front man of The Classic Crime, employs his softer side with Vocal Few, crafting beautifully delicate folk/pop ballads alongside wife, Kristie. The tour will also feature... << Full Report >>
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Ghost Ship Releases Latest Project "Costly"

Last week, BEC Recordings artist, Ghost Ship, released their second full length studio album, Costly. This is the band's follow up project to their label debut in 2013 with The Good King. With a season of hardships and growth throughout the past two years, the experience is evident throughout Costly, revealing lyrics focused on the reality of God's love... << Full Report >>
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Shopé Selected To Perform at One of Toronto's Largest Mainstream Showcases

Recently Shopé was selected by a panel of music industry experts (Landmark Events) to compete in the first round of a mainstream music showcase at Toronto's popular Revival Bar on September 20, 2015. The winner of the showcase stands to gain major exposure as well as artist development packages... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective Makes Highest Chart Debut For A Christian Album In The UK In 20 Years

Rend Collective's fifth studio album, As Family We Go, debuted last week at No. 19 on the U.K. Albums Chart and No. 9 on U.K.’s Digital Albums Chart, making it the highest debut for a Christian album in the U.K. in almost 20 years and the highest ever Christian album debut on the U.K. Digital Albums Chart. In addition to these significant achievements, Rend Collective is proving to be a strong... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 1, 2015*


GMA GMA Announces Performers and Presenters for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers and presenters set to appear at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top acts Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey are set to perform. Bill Gaither, Blanca, Michael W. Smith and Michelle Williams will present top honors as they join recently announced co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson for Gospel and Christian music's biggest night of the year. The GMA Dove Awards are live from Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers New Album "#LETSGO" Releases Sept. 11 From Integrity Music

In partnership with Integrity Music and Daystar Television Network, Planetshakers is gearing up for a unique launch event unlike anything they have attempted before in celebration of their new album #LETSGO, which releases Sept. 11. At the heart of the new CD is a challenge, a dare to listeners to see what is possible when they boldly follow God. This message is being taken to the world with Planetshakers LIVE!, broadcasting internationally Monday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 pm ET on Daystar Television Network, which reaches into 108 million homes in the US, 10 million homes in Canada and 700 million homes worldwide - a potential viewing audience of over 2 billion people... << Full Report >>
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Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Launches Uncomfortable Tour on October 1

Billboard chart-topping artist, Andy Mineo, launches his highly anticipated Uncomfortable Tour to coincide with his new album release, Uncomfortable, in stores September 18. The Uncomfortable Tour will kick off on October 1 in St. Peters, Mo. Andy Mineo has been touring coast to coast and across Europe to share his reflective lyricism and unforgettable melodies with fans. Mineo's devoted... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 31, 2015*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson To Release "Fresh Start" September 18

Fresh Start, the long-awaited Gotee Records debut from GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, will bow September 18. Highlighted by the multi-week #1, "Not Forgotten" (feat. TobyMac), Fresh Start is now available exclusively on TheOverflow, while iTunes pre-orders, with Instant-Grat tracks "Not Forgotten," "All Yours" and "Dare You To Trust My Love," have begun... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, August 28, 2015*


Nichole Nordeman Releases New EP, "The Unmaking," Today!

Multiple Dove award winner and songwriter Nichole Nordeman releases her anticipated brand new EP, The Unmaking, today with Capitol CMG. This six-track project is Nordeman's first release since 2005's Brave (Sparrow Records). Each song found on The Unmaking was written with passion and hope during a challenging time for Nordeman. "Sometimes the hardest thing about being broken is standing still long enough to admit... << Full Report >>
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The Wedding Offers Status Update On The Band

Rock band The Wedding released their latest studio album, ironically titled No Direction, through Tooth & Nail Records in 2012, however the band has been laying low now for roughly two years since the close of their last tour. Finally, this week, the band broke silence to explain what's up, not saying they have officially broken up, but basically stating that they're inactive until further notice... << Full Report >>
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Joey the Jerk Releases "Don't Be Afraid (feat. Propaganda)" Single

Joey the Jerk is back this week with his 2nd single "Don't Be Afraid", & this time he brings out the heavy artillery as he features long-time friend & collaborator, Propaganda. The song is a hard-hitting banger, with an even stronger message of an unashamed faith in the face of non-believers & naysayers. On the making of the song, Joey says, "I had a whole bunch of beats that I sent Propaganda, and this is the one that he liked the best and resonated with. The original concept was t... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Returns With New Single, "Wanna Be Happy?"

It's been four years since GRAMMY® winning recording artist, songwriter and super producer, Kirk Franklin, released his own music and now he's back with a new single and question, "Wanna Be Happy?" The heartfelt new offering was released today on all digital music providers and made its radio debut on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. "Wanna Be Happy?" is the first single from Franklin's forthcoming eleventh album scheduled to be released in November on Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records... << Full Report >>
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Manafest To Release Album "Reborn" October 2

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest returns to his indie roots with Reborn, releasing Oct. 2 through The Fuel Music. With tracks that mirror the hunger and predominant hip-hop flavors accompanying this versatile artist's self-released debut a dozen years ago, Manafest offers downloads of two of these new songs beginning today with each iTunes pre-order of Reborn. Featured downloads include "Reborn" and lead single/video, "Let You Drive... << Full Report >>
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Travis Ryan Releases New EP, "You Hold It All," Today

Worship leader, recording artist and award-winning songwriter, Travis Ryan, releases today his five-song EP, You Hold It All, globally through Integrity Music. The EP is meant to be a shining testament to God's faithfulness, through both the beautiful and the tragic circumstances of his own life and journey God has providentially led him on. Produced by fellow Integrity Music writer Michael Farren and Ryan's brother, Brandon Collins, You Hold It All was recorded live just outside of Nashville at LifePoint Church... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 27, 2015*


Help Geoff Moore Make His New Album

Geoff Moore recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new studio album. It's been four years since the release of his last project, 2011's Saying Grace. Geoff writes, "It's been over four years since I recorded and released my last album Saying Grace. I've been so blessed to have been able to write and record 15 albums... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Receives Three Dove Award Nominations

Francesca Battistelli has many blessings to celebrate this season. The Fervent Records recording artist recently received a Dove Award Song of the Year nomination for "He Knows My Name," bringing her total for the 2015 ceremony to three nominations. In a previous announcement, she received nods for top honor Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for "Holy Spirit," which just wrapped an impressive 15-week run at No. 1. It's Battistelli's third consecutive single from 2014 album If We're Honest to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Is "Laughing In The Dark" With Big Screen Debut

"Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark," a one-night only cinema event, presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment, will premier in select theaters around the country Tuesday, October 27, at 7 pm (all time zones). A deeply personal glimpse into the life of Chonda Pierce, the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all-time, the film chronicles a series of tragic circumstances she... << Full Report >>
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Screaming Giant Offers Free Releases from Man Alive and October Light

Screaming Giant Records are now offering two albums for free download for 1 week only. Get both Man Alive "A Light Goes On" and October Light "Free!" for free download until next Thursday... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 26, 2015*


Gateway Worship Returns With "Walls" October 2

Walls, the highly anticipated sixth live recording from internationally acclaimed Gateway Worship, is set to bow October 2 from FairTrade Services. Produced by Walker Beach, Josh Alltop and Miguel Noyola of Gateway Worship Production, the project-available in both CD and DVD formats- features 13 selections penned by such leading worship writers as Thomas Miller, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Rita Springer and Mark Harris, among others... << Full Report >>
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Rawsrvnt Debuts "Go Hard (feat. Transparent)" Single

Rawsrvnt releases a new single from his Game Changer album due out October 9th. This high-energy anthem is designed to be an encouragement for anyone pressing toward their life goals - whether in the physical, spiritual, or mental arenas. The song challenges listeners to give 100% toward their effort (aka "go hard") and features Bay-area hit maker Transparent as a guest artist... << Full Report >>
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Author/Pastor Brian Cosby Releases "Uncensored: Daring To Embrace The Entire Bible"

Pastor, seminary professor, blogger, conference speaker and author Brian Cosby releases Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible Oct. 1 from David C Cook. In the book, Cosby dares Christians to embrace the entire Bible by exposing the dangers of cherry-picking only the 'socially correct' verses rather than holding fast to the whole counsel of God. Uncensored is a wake-up call to Christians who find themselves embarrassed by portions of Scripture... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, August 25, 2015*


Skillet Skillet Helms Star-Studded Winter Jam West

GRAMMY®-nominated, platinum-selling rockers Skillet are poised to headline the Western leg of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, one of the largest annual tours in the world. Making history earlier this year with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country, the tour will conclude an unprecedented year with stops in nine additional cities in November... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Release "We Are" Sept. 4

When the steel industry abandoned Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the city's churches united under the banner TrueCity to help revitalize a dying community. Four worship leaders from separate churches at the forefront of this movement, Elias Dummer (lead vocals, keys), Eric Fusilier (bass), Josh Vanderlaan (drums) and Aaron Powell (guitars), joined forces to become The City Harmonic, a reflection of Jeremiah 29:7's command to "seek the peace of the city." This raucous, award-winning band has since seen the power of unity first-hand in Hamilton and internationally... << Full Report >>
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Veridia Veridia's Only The Crazy Survive Tour to benefit Mocha Club

Mocha Club and the band Veridia announced today a partnership to change communities in Africa. With the launch of the Only The Crazy Survive Tour on September 15 and continuing through each date, Veridia will share the work of Mocha Club and ask concert-goers to join in on the efforts. "I am honored to be able to partner with an organization like Mocha Club who is helping change the lives of women in Ethiopia," said lead singer, Deena Jakoub. "The work Mocha Club does is close to my... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 24, 2015*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces New Album Plans; Album To Release In 2016

Switchfoot just wrapped their successful Tour De Compadres with NEEDTOBREATHE, but the band isn't resting long before getting back to work. Amidst frontman Jon Foreman's solo tour dates to promote his new 4-EP project, The Wonderlands, the band will be working out plans for their 10th studio album, set to release in 2016. Foreman announced the band's new album from the stage while on Tour De Compadres, and talked about it in more detail in an interview with Jesusfreakhideout.com's John DiBiase last Wednesday... << Full Report >>
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GMA Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson To Host 46th Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouse Erica Campbell, the five time Grammy winner and WEtv star of the hit show "Mary Mary," and New York Times best-selling author Sadie Robertson as the co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). Additionally, the Song and Songwriter of the Year categories are announced today. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, live from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m (CST)... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United First-Ever OUTCRY Tour Elevates the Local Church By Gathering More Than 130,000

The 2015 OUTCRY tour recently wrapped a two-week, 7,200-mile, 12-city journey supporting local church ministries, leading more than 130,000 attendees in praise and worship. Created and produced by Premier Productions -- and fostered through local pastor gatherings -- sold-out arenas and amphitheaters were filled with a collective 60 hours of music led by Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, Jesus Culture, Passion, Crowder, Trip Lee and Lauren Daigle... << Full Report >>
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Dee-1 Yahoo Music Premieres Dee-1's New Video "I'm Not Perfect"

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Dee-1, releases his new video, "I'm Not Perfect," exclusively on Yahoo Music today. Directed by newcomer, Matt Mars and produced by Dee-1, the bold song and video symbolizes the rapper's decision to make his relationship with Christ known. Check out the video now by visiting http://smarturl.it/ImNotPerfectPremiere. "There was a pivotal shift in my Christian walk around the time I wrote 'I'm Not Perfect... << Full Report >>
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Taelor Gray Releases "The Mocker and the Monarch" September 4

Taelor Gray is set to release "The Mocker and the Monarch" on September 4th. The guest and producer lists are packed with familiar names. Check out the track list details, listen to the latest single and watch the music video... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, August 22, 2015*


Leeland Announces Partnership with Bethel Music

Worship band Leeland made waves in 2006 when the group released their first national album, Sound of Melodies, via Essential Records/Provident Music. The band has undergone many member changes in recent years and had parted ways with their label home, but the now-duo has announced a partnership with Bethel Music, reuniting them with Provident Music in the process. Yesterday, the band announced, "We are SO EXCITED to announce... We are now a part of the Bethel Music artist collective... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, August 21, 2015*


John Waller Unleashes “Crazy Faith” Radio Single and Album

Recording artist and songwriter John Waller unleashes "Crazy Faith" as the first single and video from his fourth full-length album, Crazy Faith, which releases today (Aug. 21) to digital and physical retailers everywhere through City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. Already garnering acclaim from radio programmers, fellow artists and more, plus receiving more than 20,000 views of the single's music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3I9TVikxUE, the album's title track is further featured in the theatrical release, War Room... << Full Report >>
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Joey the Jerk Returns with "Winning the War (feat. Playdough)" Single

Joey the Jerk is back! This staple of CHH and the L.A. Symphony crew has started working on solo material again. Over the next few weeks, look for more singles, videos, and news on Joey's upcoming release. This song was actually the first song recorded for the album. Joey had Playdough in mind the whole time. It had such a fun, playful vibe to it, we thought Playdough was a perfect addition. CookBook... << Full Report >>
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Drew Smith Debuts Single "I'ma Fly"

The introduction to Drew Smith and Hothandz collaboration, "Ima Fly" is the perfect start to ease the listeners into the musical infusion that's to come. "Ima Fly" is a Philly hip hop influenced record that's sure to have people head nodding. Drew Smith is talking about spear heading a new wave of hope in dying world. He speaks about having the resources to cause a change and actually using it... << Full Report >>
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Rawsrvnt To Release "Game Changer" October 9

After more than a decade of experience making music under the name Rawsrvnt, Eddy Puyol is ready share a more intimate side of his life off the stage. Within the last year he's gotten married, purchased a home, and become a father - all "game changing" facets that reflect his personal maturity and influence the collection of songs he's soon to release on the album titled Game Changer... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 20, 2015*


MAXX Goes Top 10 With 3for3; Readies Kolby Koloff At Radio

Riding the wave of the burgeoning label’s debut act 3for3’s entry into the Top 10 at CHR radio with “Halfway,” Maxx Recordings is set to release teen singer/songwriter Kolby Koloff, who rose to notoriety on the hit Lifetime TV series “Preacher’s Daughters.” Her self-penned debut “Grow,” is delivered to radio this week. Kolby Koloff single “Grow” addresses the notion of learning how to let go and grow with your faith in hand. “And with some sun and with some rain, a little shelter from the pain, with some patience... << Full Report >>
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DREAM Label Group Announces New Darrell Evans Release "Fearless"

Darrell Evans, famous for songs like, "Trading My Sorrows", "Let The River Flow", "Fields Of Grace" and "Your Love Is Extravegent" is releasing his newest album, Fearless, September 25th on Dream Worship. His sound is a guitar driven singer songwriter Americana folk rock mixed powered Christ filled inspirational lyrics. With a 19 year history in Christian music and a Dove Award Nomination, Darrell continues to bring is God given talent of worship to the masses... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 19, 2015*


Integrity Music Integrity Music Artists, Songwriters Honored With Dove Award Nominations

Integrity Music artists, songwriters and ministry partners were recently honored with eight Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations in categories that ranged from Worship Song of the Year and Long Form Video to Spanish Language Album of the Year and Southern Gospel Recorded Song. Leading the list is All Sons & Daughters who picked up three nominations, including Worship Song of the Year for "Great Are You Lord" and Worship Album of the Year... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, August 18, 2015*


toby Be In The Audience for TobyMac's Performance on Fox and Friends

TobyMac and his band DiverseCity will be in New York City on Wednesday, August 19th, performing on the Fox and Friends Summer Stage in Times Square. The show begins at 8:45am, but be sure to be there at 7:00am to ensure a spot in the audience. For those of you who can't make it, Fox and Friends, which is on the Fox News network, will be airing parts of the concert throughout the show, 7-9am ET. They will also broadcast a song live from their... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 17, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight Single "Safety" Tops Radio, Receives Dove Nomination

GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award-winning Fireflight continues to chart its own course to both fan and industry acclaim with its indie release, INNOVA. Last week, the music industry honored the band with its seventh Dove Award nomination as radio programmers re-launch "Safety (Feat. Stephen Christian)" from INNOVA back to the top of the rock charts. Music fans are also showing up in droves to see the band live at events this summer... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's Amanda Cook To Release "Brave New World" Sept. 25

Bethel Music,the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, releases the debut solo album from artist Amanda Cook, Brave New World, on September 25 through Provident Distribution. Featuring 13 original songs, the album reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich atmosphere of worship. Intentionally crafted like a painting made with strokes of melodies and chords, the album invites listeners to experience Cook's recorded journey of discovery, permission and mystery... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 13, 2015*


Jesusfreakhideout.com Jesusfreakhideout.com Celebrates 19 Years With Release of Fifth Free Indie Compilation

JesusFreakHideout.com, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web that has helped to pave the way for similar media outlets, is celebrating 19 years online today. To celebrate, the JFH team is releasing the next installment of their popular free indie mp3 compilation, Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five. The biggest JFH compilation to date -- offering 53 songs and artists -- is the first to feature original cover artwork drawn by JFH founder and Editor-in-Chief, John DiBiase. Fans can also enter to win limited edition numbered prints of the artwork as part of the site's anniversary celebration. (Click here to enter the contest!). Additional prints are available for purchase in DiBiase's online art shop to help support JFH... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective's "You Will Never Run" Video Premieres Exclusively on FoxNews

Rend Collective's "You Will Never Run" video premiered exclusively on FoxNews.com. Click here to watch FOX News Host Todd Starnes' interview with Rend Collective and to see the exclusive premiere of the "You Will Never Run" music video! Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr's "Everything I Need" Set For September 18

Everything I Need, the highly-anticipated fourth studio recording from acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is set to bow September 18. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Needtobreathe), Scott Cash (WOW Worship, Dan Bremnes) and Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace), the project showcases seven selections, six of which were co-penned by Starr. Everything I Need features the new single, “Through Me." Produced by Stevens and written by Starr, Stevens and Ian Eskelin, the song is currently impacting Christian radio formats nationwide. Additional highlights of the album include “God Is” and “Sunshine," as well as two songs with deeply personal meanings for Starr: “My Father’s Love” and “Forever Faithful... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 12, 2015*


GMA 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today In Nashville

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year's award show is "Better Together" which focuses on the strength in unity. The conference was also streamed live on CMM MAGAZINE and YES Lord Radio. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network's global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and... << Full Report >>
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New Empire Announces Their Final Tour

Australian rock band New Empire may only have released their Tooth & Nail Records debut in the United States a year ago, but the band has been active Down Under for the past 10 years. Still, the it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear that the Syndey band is calling it quits. The band announced on social media this week, "Hey gang, Jeremy here. After ten years, 3 albums, thousands of friends and countless memories... << Full Report >>
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Live Stream Sold Out Show in Nashville Friday at 9:30 pm

NEEDTOBREATHE's TOUR DE COMPADRES will be coming to an end this month (cue Full House studio audience: "Aww."). The band writes, "We feel like we say it after every tour, but this really has been our favorite tour to date. We have had a blast all summer playing music with some of our best friends in the world and seeing all your smiling faces. Our jobs are super cool. We have had so many amazing nights on this tour including shows at the Greek in LA, a SOLD OUT Red... << Full Report >>
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Colony House Announce New Fall U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

Nashville rock trio Colony House announced today new Fall U.S. tour dates on the heels of wrapping up their 40+ date tour with NeedToBreathe, Drew Holcomb, and Switchfoot. Colony House will co-headline with fellow Tennesseans COIN who are coming off a successful summer trek that included a memorable Lollapalooza debut on August 1. The tour will kick off on September 29 in Philadelphia at The Barbary (see dates below) with pre-sale/VIP tickets on sale August 11 and general tickets on sale August 14... << Full Report >>
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Monday, August 10, 2015*


Kristene DiMarco's "Mighty" Debuts at No. 3

Worship leader Kristene DiMarco has released her first live album, Mighty (Jesus Culture Music/Capitol CMG), which is available now. During its first week, DiMarco's album was the highest selling debut for Jesus Culture Music as a new and developing artist. The album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart along with a Billboard Top 200 debut and at No. 3 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Albums chart... << Full Report >>
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Becca Bradley Releases "The Lion's Eyes"

Nashville-based worship leader, accomplished musician and recording artist Becca Bradley independently released her second studio EP, The Lion's Eyes, Friday (Aug. 7, 2015) amidst acclaim. Penning all of the songs on her newest project, including two co-writes with producer Evan Sieling, Bradley presents a thematic message of light and dark that points to a Jesus who is undeniably compelling to those first hearing the gospel... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, August 7, 2015*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Debuts First Single Off "Uncomfortable" Album

Artist Andy Mineo debuts "Uncomfortable," the title track off of his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Uncomfortable, to be released September 18, 2015 (Reach Records). The new full-length album, available now for pre-order across iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play is currently #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts and ranks top ten on iTunes overall charts. Fans who purchase the pre-order will receive an instant grat download of the first single "Uncomfortable... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest To Release Reborn Oct. 2

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest pushes musical envelopes, creating an uplifting, seamless blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop while selling 300,000-plus albums, playing more than 1,000 events logged over four continents and garnering four Juno and five GMA Dove Award nominations along with nine GMA Canada Covenant Awards. After seven albums in the major label system, and anchored by a sea of tastemaking fans that fully funded his current PledgeMusic campaign... << Full Report >>
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Among The Thirsty BEC Recordings Releases FREE Summer Sampler Courtesy of Cure International

For a limited time, download BEC Recordings' FREE Summer's Not Over Sampler at Noisetrade! The Sampler includes 12 songs from current BEC Artists including 7eventh Time Down, David Dunn, Among The Thirsty, All Things New, Rapture Ruckus, Kutless, Aaron Gillespie, and more! While you're downloading the Sampler, head over to Cure International's... << Full Report >>
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Cheri Keaggy Cheri Keaggy Releases New Album, "No Longer My Own"

Psalm 91 Records has announced the release of Dove Award-winning recording artist Cheri Keaggy's latest album, No Longer My Own, to retail (yesterday) Friday, August 7. The project, which is distributed by Elevate Entertainment, is the singer/songwriter's ninth full-length CD to date. "I gave a copy of No Longer My Own to my Dad," muses Keaggy. "After he had a chance to give it a good listen... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 6, 2015*


toby ESPN Online Unveils Exclusive Worldwide Premiere of TobyMac's "Feel It" Music Video

ESPN Online Unveils Exclusive Worldwide Premiere of “Feel It” Music Video From Six-Time GRAMMY ®Winner TobyMac. New album This Is Not A Test releases tomorrow, Friday August 7. Check out the article and video... << Full Report >>
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Tye Tribbett, Jason Crabb Join Forces for the Up Close and Personal Tour

Cinder Entertainment has announced that multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb, along with Dove Award winning comedian Akintunde, have joined forces to create what is shaping up as one of the most unique, must-experience concert tours of 2015. The Up Close and Personal Tour will not only allow audiences to experience the artists in an intimate concert setting, but it will also provide the artists the opportunity to express their desire to break down barriers that too often separate generations, cultures, denominations and races... << Full Report >>
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J Vessel Debuts "Take It To The World (feat. Dwayne Tryumf)" Music Video

"Take It To The World" is the first single from J Vessel's debut project Halo due for release later this year. With the support of fellow Londoner, Dwayne Tryumf, J speaks of using his gifts and talents in a positive way and spreading good news all the way from his home town to the world... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 5, 2015*


Fearless BND Worth Dying For Changes Name to Fearless BND

On September 4, 2015, FEARLESS BND will be releasing the new single “Brighter.” This is the first single to be released in their once-a-month structure, and the first since rebranding from their previous identity as groundbreaking modern worship outfit Worth Dying For. FEARLESS BND, the sound of worship at Fearless LA, is launching a ‘loaves and fishes’ approach to creating new music for the church. The sole purpose is to equip and empower pastors and worship leaders... << Full Report >>
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Shonlock Reaches #1 On Billboard CHR/Hot AC Chart

Urban pop artist Shonlock has emerged onto the scene with his second no. 1 Billboard hit. The pop-infused "Beyond This World" topped the CHR/Hot AC chart. The single is off Shonlock's 2014 release A Night To Remember, which commemorates Shonlock's own journey to faith as well as exhorts fellow journeyers. "Many times, us as believers, we tend to separate ourselves from society, which causes us to lose the effectiveness in the communities in which we are called to reach," Shonlock shares about the single, "I was just thinking about how timely this song is with the condition of America and the world today and how important it is for us to continue to let our light shine... << Full Report >>
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Robert Randolph's Band The Word Adds New Dates To Fall Tour

THE WORD - Robert Randolph, John Medeski and the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) have added additional dates to their fall tour, which includes stops at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on October 14th and New York's Webster Hall on October 16th. The fall tour kicks off with two shows in San Francisco's Fillmore Theater on October 1st & 2nd. Additional stops include Los Angeles' Fonda Theater October 3rd, Concord Music Hall in Chicago, October 12 and wrapping up in Boston... << Full Report >>
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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Release Debut "Heavenly Fire" August 7

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Ba Da Bing records (Sharon Van Etten, Beirut) are excited to share the Los Angeles based group's debut album, Heavenly Fire. The album is streaming in full via Relix Magazine, and will be released Friday, August 7th. Recorded with Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston and the Business), Heavenly Fire is "a rip-roaring, soaring batch of rootsy-flavored originals," writes LA Weekly. An explosive barn-burner of a record, taught... << Full Report >>
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Stryper Multi-Platinum Rock Band Stryper to Host Fan Weekend September 10 in Anaheim

Multi-platinum rock band Stryper is taking Stryper Fan Weekend to the West Coast this year. The popular fan event will take place September 10-13, 2015 in Anaheim, packed with exciting events, special guests and more fan access than ever before. Stryper Fan Weekend will provide fans with the opportunity to go back in time to Southern California – the place where it all began for the band. A number of once-in-a-lifetime events are being planned, including a wide variety of special guests... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, August 4, 2015*


Kevin Max Kevin Max Announces New Covers Album, "Starry Eyes"

Singer/songwriter Kevin Max has announced his next solo studio project, Starr Eyes. It's a project he's been teasing online for months, but yesterday he officially went public about the project. Max is calling it a "covers dream album." Check out what he here: "'Starry Eyes' is a project I have been working on under the radar after my release of 'Broken Temples'.... As many of you know I am a pretty restless soul when it comes to the Arts... The decade of 2000-2010 saw me releasing several solo albums and EP's as diverse as anybody could have predicted. In those years I crafted songs quite a distance away from the band I had been in the decade before (dctalk- 1989-2000). It became clear to the listeners and supporters that took the journey with me, that I had a passion for music in many different forms. From the first release... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and New Breed Score 7th Career Number One Album

Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton and longtime ensemble NewBreed earn number one album on both Billboard's Top Gospel and Top Christian/Gospel charts for current project COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA. The album also enters the top 50 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. ... << Full Report >>
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Screaming Giant Records Announces Digital Re-Launch

Orange County, CA. based record label that existed from 1997 until 2001, Screaming Giant Records, is back! The entire past discography is now available for purchase digitally. In addition, the label is selling a few recent albums from a variety of bands they are representing including At The Wayside, October Light, Man Alive, My Compatriots, and Seeker & Servant. The latest Pop-Punk collection of tunes from At The Wayside is available for FREE Download for 2 weeks only... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 3, 2015*


Stryper Stryper Return With "Fallen," New Album Out October 16

Stryper is back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the latest song from their upcoming 9th studio album, Fallen. The title track “Fallen” can be heard via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/IBdoO1FUdng. The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) returns with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening choral refrains of “Yahweh” to the signature vocal scream at the end of “King Of Kings,” it is apparent that Stryper is back with their heaviest and most inspired work to date that is scheduled for release on October 16th via Frontiers Music SRL... << Full Report >>
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Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Announces 12-City Headlining Tour Tour Still Stands

Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 announces their 12-city headlining "Tour Stands Still" Tour with special guests Born Cages, which kicks off Friday, October 16 in Vienna, VA and wraps Monday, November 2 in Chicago, IL (complete list of tour dates below). Family Force 5 - known for their electrifying live show and for always bringing the party, and whose music has been featured on ESPN and music videos have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube... << Full Report >>
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New Single from Decipha of CTZN Music

Decipha, a founding member of the CTZN Collective and one of the fastest rappers in CHH, is back after a 5 year year hiatus. "See My Day" is a quick paced, rapid fire delivery with an intense and hopeful message. The single is available at iTunes and free, exclusively via Bandcamp. Jesus said in John 8:56 "...Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day." The Jews were confused as to how someone like Him, Jesus of Nazareth could... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music Releases "Soar"

Representing the innovative best of worship ministries across the U.S., SOAR released July 31 from Influence Music (Provident Distribution) and establishes a new benchmark in modern worship from the local church, for the local church. Produced by John Hartley (Integrity Music, Sparrow Records), SOAR captures the intimacy and excitement of transformational worship at the grassroots level. This powerful collection of 11 songs from Denver’s Red Rocks Church; Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida; Journey Community Church near Cleveland; and National Community Church in Washington, D.C... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 31, 2015*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "All Yours" Single Available Now

"All Yours," the latest single from GRAMMY® Award-nominated Gotee artist Ryan Stevenson, is available at all online outlets beginning today, including Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music. The "All Yours" lyric video premiers today on Ryan Stevenson's YouTube channel. The in-demand single follows Stevenson's hit "Not Forgotten," which held the #1 position on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart for two consecutive... << Full Report >>
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Tree63 Tree63 To Release New Album "Land" Via Fuel Music Sept. 11

Internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 will independently release its seventh full-length album, Land, on Sept. 11 through The Fuel Music distribution. On hiatus since 2008, the band re-formed following the enthusiastic reception received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa. Inspired again by fans that participated in a successful Kickstarter campaign for the album earlier this year, Tree63's new 12-song recording reflects the natural evolution and progression of the original trio consisting of John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass)... << Full Report >>
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Singer/Songwriter Meredith Kinleigh Releases Debut Single

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh is releasing her debut single, "Sail On," today. The song, which will appear on the singer/songwriter's EP due out this Fall, is being serviced to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio. The single also is available at iTunes. "I am beyond excited that the day is here to release my first single," Meredith Kinleigh said... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 30, 2015*


Warr Acres Announces New Album, "Future" And Releases New Song

Warr Acres is proud to announce the release of their fourth studio album titled Future, which releases August 28th on Dream Records. The Oklahoma powerhouse features a mix of pop, electronic and worship which shows the immense growth of the band. "We are so excited about what we believe is our best album yet. Future lives in the tension between our anxiousness about the unknown and finding comfort in being in the middle of God's will. This is our most vulnerable record yet and we truly hope it ministers to everyone who listens... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 29, 2015*


JJ Heller to Release Eighth Studio Project "Sound of a Living Heart" August 21

Indie music and radio favorite JJ Heller's professional and personal life always seems to be chronicled in her songs. With the release of her eighth studio album Sound of a Living Heart, JJ stays true to her signature style, welcoming her listeners to join her in the pursuit of a whole-hearted life. Produced by Jonny Macintosh (Third Day, Switchfoot), Sound of a Living Heart will hit stores and online outlets August 21... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 27, 2015*


Pillar To Return With "One Love Revolution" August 21

It's been a long time coming, but Pillar's reunion album, One Love Revolution, will street in less than one month, on Friday August 21st. LifeWay store shoppers will be able to grab the album a few days earlier however, as it hits shelves exclusively in their stores on August 18th. The CD will also be exclusive to LifeWay. About this project, the band writes: "All digital albums come with the exclusive track "A Season" (Which is one of my favs. -Kalel). Will be available in iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. **iTunes is offering a instant download of "We Ride" upon pre-ordering... << Full Report >>
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Jesusfreakhideout.com Jesus Freak Hideout Announces "Highlighting 2015" Part Two Winners

For our 9th annual Highlighting feature, we split the year into TWO pieces -- January to June and July to December. Each list contains 15 artists/releases for a total of 30 in total for 2015. So, without further ado, we give you Highlighting Second-Half 2015! -- Please keep in mind that any artists that placed in the... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 24, 2015*


Falling Up Release New Instrumental EP

Former Tooth & Nail band Falling Up has been hard at work on what they're calling their final studio album, but in the mean time, the band has released a brand new instrumental EP, titled House Full of Caverns, for their fans via Bandcamp. About this project and their final album due out this October, the band writes: "Ever since our Kickstarter campaign ended last September we've been hard at work making this new album and it's, hands down, the best thing we've done musically... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 23, 2015*


MercyMe Unveils Fall Tour and Announces "MercyMe, It's Christmas!"

GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall "Greater Than Tour," kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It's Christmas! set to debut on October 9. The album will mark the multi-platinum selling band's second Christmas release. The announcements were revealed in the midst of celebrating their second No. 1 hit, "Flawless," (Billboard's Christian AC Indicator chart) from the best-selling Welcome to the New project (2014)... << Full Report >>
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Paper Route Announce Signing With Kemosabe/Sony Records

Indie pop band Paper Route have just announced their signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records in a special announcement at paperrouteonline.com. Among mentioning that they'll finally be able to finish their new, long-awaited album, the band writes: "It is with much excitement that we announce our signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records. We are very confident in the things to come and can’t wait to share them with you... << Full Report >>
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Switchfoot Switchfoot Partners With SOS Radio To Volunteer For Urban Garden

Members of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Switchfoot recently traded their instruments for gardening tools while volunteering their time at Las Vegas non-profit, City Impact Center. The band worked alongside SOS Radio listeners to weed, beautify and replant several garden beds in City Impact Center's Urban Garden. The Urban Garden is used to teach students how to plant, grow and harvest fruit & vegetables while also teaching economic skills... << Full Report >>
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Jason Crabb Honored With Street Name In His Hometown

GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, "Jason Crabb Drive," in his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY. This past weekend during a hometown show at the new, state-of-the-art Beaver Dam Amphitheater, the city surprised and honored Crabb with the street sign for the road entering the Amphitheater. "We were thrilled to have Jason come home for this concert," shared Mayor Paul Sandefur. "We were even more thrilled to show him how proud we are of him and his work... << Full Report >>
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NewSong NewSong's "Beating Hearts Tour" Features Mandisa and Danny Gokey This Fall

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is slated to bring their "Beating Hearts Tour" to multiple cities across the country this fall. Presented by Holt International, the tour will feature GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning vocalist Mandisa and chart-topping singer/songwriter Danny Gokey, both former "American Idol" finalists. Kicking-off October 8 in Zanesville, Ohio, and hitting Virginia Beach, Virginia; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Russellville, Alabama, among other cities, NewSong will showcase selections from their... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 22, 2015*


Lecrae Lecrae's "Anomaly" Releases To Limited Edition Double Vinyl

Hear Lecrae's chart-topping album 'Anomaly' like you've never heard it before, now on vinyl. The new boxed set comes packaged in a sturdy hard cover case, complete with spot gloss logo accents on the casing. The booklet showcases the art and liner notes beautifully in large format, along with two full color print sleeves for each record. Set also includes a physical cd of the album, plus a digital download of the digital deluxe version of the album which includes the full album plus instrumental and acapellas. The vinyl box set is only available online or at Lecrae's live shows. This is a limited time... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 21, 2015*


dctalk DC Talk Celebrates 20 Years of "Jesus Freak" With Vinyl Releases

Gotee Records and Superfan Vinyl are celebrating 20 years since the release of DC Talk's groundbreaking album Jesus Freak by making its vinyl debut this November (the same month it released in 1995) in a limited edition double vinyl. In addition to the original 13 tracks on the album, the vinyl release will include two fan favorites from the Jesus Freak single: "Jesus Freak (Freaked Out Remix)" and the band's live cover of Larry Norman's "I Wish We'd All Been Ready." Jesus Freak will be pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl... << Full Report >>
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Blindside To Play Album "Silence" For One Night Only, October 10th in NYC

Swedish rock band Blindside made waves in 2001 with their breakout album Silence and it's been four years since the guys have played a show in the United States. However, the band just announced that that is about to change with a special performance of their album Silence -- in its entirety -- one night only, October 10th, in New York City... << Full Report >>
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Scott MacIntyre Releases New Single, "Remarkable"

Scott MacIntyre is releasing a new song, "Remarkable," to Christian radio today. The release of the single, which is being shipped to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted stations, comes in the wake of MacIntyre's recovery from his second kidney transplant. "I feel blessed beyond measure to be able to release new music and prepare to resume my tour schedule," MacIntyre says... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 20, 2015*


Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Announces New Dual EPs "Calm" and "Storm," Available September 11

Colton Dixon will give fans a glimpse of his musical versatility with the upcoming releases of dual EPs Calm and Storm, debuting September 11. Calm, a stripped down collection of acoustic songs, and Storm, a compilation of energetic remixed tracks, will feature fan favorites from Dixon's debut release A Messenger and current project ANCHOR. Fans will hear transformed versions of the biggest hits including "You Are," "Never Gone" and "More Of You... << Full Report >>
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Alt Metal Band Fades Away Releases New Single

Veteran Alternative Metal band Fades Away has released its first new music in over two years. The single, entitled "The Rose," is available through major digital retail outlets including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and others. "I pricked my finger on the rose. Held up my hand to see the hole and watched the poison slowly take control." The lyrics from vocalist / lyricist Dave Erickson explore the human propensity to gravitate toward things which are harmful, as well as the struggle to stay on the right path. Fades Away has always confronted the serious issues of life that affect us all, but Dave always... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 17, 2015*


Influence Music Releases New Worship Anthem from Red Rocks Church

Released July 14, “Fill This Place” is the fourth single from the upcoming album, SOAR, from Influence Music. A mid-tempo call to worship, “Fill This Place” was written by worship leaders Jake Espy and Jerrica Matrone. They are two of the eight full-time worship staff at Red Rocks Church, which currently serves an average of nearly 8,000 people at three locations on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 15, 2015*


Write This Down Write This Down Announces New EP "Foundations" and Debuts New Song

Tooth & Nail Records rock band Write This Down has been rather quiet as of late, but the guys just debuted a brand new song less than an hour ago on Facebook with an update on their lives along with the video. Check it all out below... "Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks for hangin' in there so long. It's taken entirely too long to put out some new jams, but we finally have a little something to show you. Quick life update: Chad and Rachel and sweet baby Jase moved to Utah. Mike and Tianna are getting married in September and have recently bought a house in the cities. King and Kelly are moving to Arizona in September... << Full Report >>
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3for3 Tours Country on Air 1 Positive Hits Tour

MAXX Recordings new group 3for3 is taking their talent on the road for the Air 1 Positive Hits Tour on the heels of their July 24th debut EP release 3for3 featuring the single "Halfway." For tickets and more information, please visit http://cms.air1.com/positive-hits-tour.aspx. The EP is now available for preorder here. The guys of 3for3 may be newcomers to the music scene, but Spencer Lloyd, Benji Schuler and Josh Davis prove... << Full Report >>
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Eleven22 Worship To Release Before All Things September 4

Eleven22 Worship, a musician community dedicated to creating worship songs that reflect the culture surrounding The Church of Eleven22, is releasing their third full-length album Before All Things, September 4. The new project reflects the growth of a movement of authentic faith as well as the creative outpouring of a community seeking to experience corporate worship in a new way. Led by Worship Pastor Ben Williams, Eleven22 Worship is a collective of professional musicians, talented vocalists and lay-leaders... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country LifeChurch.tv Welcomes For King and Country for Week of Worship

Grammy and Dove Award-winning band For King & Country will take the stage at LifeChurch.tv's Church Online starting Saturday, July 18. The band, led by brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone, led an intimate worship set that will be part of the Church Online live services for one week only, alongside a message from LifeChurch.tv Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. Church Online will be the only place to see the exclusive worship set and an interview with the band... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 14, 2015*


Third Day Join Third Day for an Evening of Worship on Their Lead Us Back Tour This Fall

GRAMMY® Award-winning THIRD DAY have just announced their upcoming tour plans. In support of their most recent album Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, the band will embark on the "Lead Us Back Tour." Hitting 22 markets this fall, the tour will kick off in Wichita, KS on October 1 and run through November 21 in Columbia, SC. The tour will pick back up in spring 2016. Brandon Heath is set to join the fall leg of the tour along with Warren Barfield who will speak on behalf of Food For The Hungry. The latest tour dates are below, and tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 17 in select markets... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic To Release New Album "We Are" September 4

Raucous, award-winning band, The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, was formed through the sweat, joy and tears of urban mission. From a crucible of small churches of various denominations in Hamilton, Ontario, calling themselves TrueCity, the heart and line-up of the band was fused. Grappling with the struggle of everyday people and writing songs for worship fueled by a "together for the good of the city" ethos, The City Harmonic returns with its third full-length album, WE ARE, releasing through Integrity Music September 4... << Full Report >>
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4HIM 4Him Reunites For "25 Years 4Him" Tour This Fall

Premier Productions announces the 25 YEARS 4HIM Tour, as the award-winning group 4Him celebrates 25 years of music and 25 No. 1 hits. Reuniting on the road once again, the 25 Years 4Him Tour features the music that has inspired multiple generations and countless believers, including the empowering songs of hope and faith such as "Basics of Life," "Where There is Faith," and "Future Generations." *Tickets for 25 Years 4Him Tour are on sale to the public beginning July 17... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Pens Book, "How Could I Ask For More"

How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty, the latest nonfiction title from GRAMMY® nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, is set to bow August 4 from Worthy Publishing. Inspired by Morgan's career-defining song, "How Could I Ask For More," the 224-page book is a collection of stories celebrating the blessings that compose a rich, full life. With a foreword by acclaimed singer/songwriter, author and speaker Kelly Minter, each of the 29 chapters depicts defining seasons throughout Morgan's life and the lives of various... << Full Report >>
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Schyler Dixon Schyler Dixon Releases First Single, "I'm Changed" Today

20-year-old Schyler Dixon first found the national spotlight at 15 when she attended the Nashville auditions for American Idol and won over then judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler for the Fox show's 10th season in 2011. After making it to the Hollywood round in Season 10 and placing in the Top 40 in Season 11, Dixon had earned herself a loyal fan-base that has continued to grow since her time on the show. Following her appearance on Idol, she was invited to join Third Day and brother Colton Dixon on the band's successful Miracle Tour... << Full Report >>
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J Poetic Releases "Broken Restored" Music Video

Today J Poetic releases "Broken Restored." His new video from previously released debut album, "Broken Restored." "Broken Restored" dialogues the complexities of seeing life from death. Ayaka Terakawa is featured on the song not only as an artist, but also the lead actress. She begins head down in a stream, apparently drowned. Throughout the progression of the video, not only does she rise out of the water into life, she also walks into a lot filled with broken down... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 13, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Passion and more lead 12-city Worship Tour

On Friday, July 24, 11 of the world's most prominent worship leaders and two pious speakers will kick off the first of 12 OUTCRY tour dates, offering six hours of praise and worship music nightly. Born from an evening Bible study discussion and driven by a desire to champion the local churches, the two-week journey is led by worship leaders Bethel Music, Crowder, DJ Biz, DJ Promote, Hillsong UNITED, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Lauren Diagle, Passion and Trip Lee... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 10, 2015*


Owl City Owl City Releases "Mobile Orchestra" Today

Owl City's fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records/Capitol CMG], is available today. You can get it HERE! Celebrating the release, the multi-platinum, chart-dominating pop maven Owl City - also known as Adam Young-returns to NBC's The Today Show on Tuesday July 14. He will be joined by collaborators Hanson for the new track "Unbelievable," giving audiences everywhere the first official performance of the song... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "My Story" Single and Concert Film "Live In Concert" Available Today

The first song from Big Daddy Weave's highly-anticipated new album is available today. "My Story" is the lead single from Big Daddy Weave's upcoming studio album Beautiful Offerings, releasing September 18. The single is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon and can be streamed on Spotify. Listeners are also able to take home a physical copy of "My Story" when they pre-order Beautiful Offerings through LifeWay Christian Stores... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective To Release "As Family We Go" August 21

Rend Collective is known for their dynamic live worship, and their upcoming August 21 release, As Family We Go, has captured that same energy and spirit. Claiming neither folk or indie rock, this celebration band continues to reinvent the "soundtracks" to their ministry, pushing further into new instrumentation and sounds. The upcoming release will bring 11 tracks of worship music, while a deluxe version of the album will offer two brand new songs, two remixes and one ukulele track... << Full Report >>
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Saint Esprit Release Debut Self-Titled EP

DROM and DREAM Records are pleased to announce the release of Orange County EDM Pop group, Saint Esprit. The Orange County, CA group collaborated with production super duo The Trust (RX Bandits, The Hippos) and Elliot Richardson (Peter Furler, The O.C. Supertones) to make a great album. Matthew Parker (Jonathan Thulin, Capital Kings, Lecrae) contributed a remix as well... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 9, 2015*


Bridgett Kern Signs to DREAM Label Group

Dream Gospel and DREAM Worship are excited to announce the signing of worship leader Bridgett Kern to the growing roster. Bridgett is now taking her music ministry global with her new worship album No One Greater. Her first single from the album, "He Shall Reign" is the epitome of an affirmative anthem of praise. Bridgett called upon a league of extraordinary musicians and songsmiths to contribute to No One Greater Worship and Contemporary Christian songwriters BJ Putnam... << Full Report >>
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6th Day Made Debuts with "The Story of Love"

Christian rock band 6th Day Made debuts this month with their breakout single, “The Story of Love.” The single is available now at digital retailers everywhere including iTunes and Amazon. While 6th Day Made is a relatively new act, its members have shared the stage with many of Christian music's biggest names, including Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson Thousand Foot Krutch and Crowder. The Michigan-based band consists of lead vocalist Jason Eaton, guitarist and background vocalist Mark Maggard, Randy 'Doc' Healy on bass and Jeff Trent on drums... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 8, 2015*


Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and NewBreed releasing their 10th album, "Covered: Alive in Asia" on July 24

Last October, Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton and his longtime ensemble NewBreed traveled far east to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ while recording their highly anticipated new album COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration). Recorded across Asia in stadiums located in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea, Tokyo and Manila the remarkable worship... << Full Report >>
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Daywind Announces New Instrumental Label and Debut Release

Daywind Music Group has long been a leader in the industry with award-winning divisions within Southern Gospel music, publishing, performance tracks, studios, concerts and more. Recently, Daywind has launched a new instrumental label to bring quality instrumental music to the marketplace... << Full Report >>
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Crystal Lewis Releases Two Singles To Radio

CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is set to deliver a double-shot of soul and R&B when the Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winner releases two singles to Christian radio on Tuesday. "Faithful," a song penned by Lewis, will be serviced to Christian AC, Christian CHR and Gospel-formatted stations. "Love Each Other," written by Lewis, Jonathan... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan McReynolds To Release "Life Music: Stage Two" September 18

From the moment he first shared his music, writing his debut album Life Music as a college student, Jonathan McReynolds has burst onto the scene as one of the freshest voices in music today, building a rising tide of acclaim from fans of all ages and peers across genres, from Gospel to Christian, R&B/Soul artists and more. Hailed for his inspiring messages, his far-reaching talents and musicianship as a young singer-songwriter... << Full Report >>
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"Defining Moments Are Never Alone" Article By Tim Chaddick

Below is "Defining Moments Are Never Alone," an article by author and pastor Tim Chaddick. Chaddick's new book, The Truth About Lies: The Unlikely Role Of Temptation In Who You Will Become, releases Aug. 1 from David C Cook. "I preach on the topic of self-examination frequently... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 7, 2015*


Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Announces Highly-Anticipated Studio Album, "Beautiful Offerings," Out September 18

Christian music mainstay Big Daddy Weave is preparing to release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album Beautiful Offerings, set to debut September 18, 2015. Beautiful Offerings follows the band's best-selling album to date, Love Come To Life, which brought four consecutive No. 1 singles, including an RIAA Gold Certification for hit single “Redeemed... << Full Report >>
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Seth Mosley Full Circle Music Launches With GRAMMY Award Winning Producer Seth Mosley At Helm

With GRAMMY ®, SESAC and Billboard distinctions to his name, Seth Mosley has crafted Nashville-based Full Circle Music - a music production house offering songwriting, production, engineering, editing, mixing, instrumentation, arrangement, programming, vocals and mastering. With 17 No. 1 singles and credits including Mat Kearney, MercyMe, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Sidewalk Prophets, Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more, the Full Circle Music team offers a wealth of combined experience from multiple genres... << Full Report >>
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UK Worship Leader and Minister Tim Hughes Releases New Album "Pocketful of Faith" July 17

Tim Hughes is one of a small group of British worship leaders and songwriters who have helped shape and define the faith journeys of worshippers young and old for the last fifteen years. The author of songs that have deeply resonated with generations of Christians around the globe, Tim is best recognized for his Dove Award winning modern worship anthem "Here I Am To Worship" along with songs such as "Happy Day," "Beautiful One" and "At Your Name." On July 17, he delivers a new set of songs with Pocketful Of Faith, a 12-track album that reflects a new season in his ministry... << Full Report >>
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"A.D.: The Bible Continues" Comes Home on Blu-ray and DVD November 3

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment bring A.D.: The Bible Continues, the uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history from executive producers Roma Downey (The Bible) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, The Bible), to Blu-ray™ and DVD November 3. Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and amazing visual effects, A.D.: The Bible Continues is a must-own release which arrives just in time for the holidays... << Full Report >>
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Artist Garden Entertainment Signs TAL

Artist Garden Entertainment announces the signing of alternative hip hop artist, TAL (Tal Zentmeyer), to an exclusive management deal. Based in Tampa, FL, TAL shares his blend of alternative hip hop and speaking at churches, youth camps and festivals throughout the south and northeast. "From the first video I saw on-line, I knew there was something special about TAL... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 6, 2015*


Meredith Kinleigh Signs With INOV8

INOV8 Music Group has signed emerging singer/songwriter Meredith Kinleigh for label representation. The new artist currently is working on her debut project, with the first single set to be released on July 31, 2015. "My hope is that, through my music, I can deliver an honest message to my generation that is both relevant and transparent," Meredith Kinleigh said. "I have a heart for people who are searching for truth - both believers and non-believers - and my desire is to share how a daily relationship with Christ can be life-giving... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 2, 2015*


Anberlin Anberlin To Release "Cities" Live Album July 24

In May of this year, Tooth & Nail Records delighted fans by releasing a live recording of a special night on Anberlin's final tour last fall in which they played their album Never Take Friendship Personal from front to back. Now, on July 24th, the label will be releasing Cities: Live In New York City, offering up a live recording on the beloved fan-favorite album from the same tour. To sweeten the deal, on September 4th, the label will be releasing a special double-vinyl release of the BOTH albums together, with Never Take Friendship Personal in a Royal Blue Variant and Cities in an Orange Crush Variant. You can preorder the vinyl release... << Full Report >>
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Grammy-Nominated Crystal Lewis Successfully Crowdfunds Her 28th Album

Four-time Dove Award-winning, GOLD recording artist Crystal Lewis has partnered with Syntax Creative leading up to the release of her latest album, which will drop on Sept. 11 and is available for pre-order at Apple Music. Though the 45-year-old has already put out over two dozen albums in her almost three-decade career, this one is different, thanks to an ambitious approach and nearly 400 supporters who helped to fund it... << Full Report >>
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Lincoln Brewster Releases Original Instrumental of "Star Spangled Banner" In Honor of Independence Day

Worship leader and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster honors Independence Day this Saturday, July 4, with a surprise release of an instrumental version of the "Star Spangled Banner". The piece, an original arrangement and recording by Brewster, is available now at iTunes and was released to Christian radio by Integrity Music, his label for over 15 years... << Full Report >>
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The Ongoing Concept Talk About Creating Their Own Instruments

In a newly released Gear Gods feature, The Ongoing Concept discuss building their own instruments. For their new album Handmade (Solid State Records), the Idaho based quartet did just this feat, including guitars and drums (as well as their own cabs for touring)... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Celebrates Grand Ole Opry Debut

GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline marked another career milestone this week with their debut on the iconic American institution, The Grand Ole Opry. The band performed acoustic renditions of selections from their #1-selling latest recording Sound of the Saints, along with one of their signature classics, "Ocean Floor." Audio Adrenaline shared the historic Opry stage with four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 1, 2015*


Sanctus Real Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt Announces Departure From Band

After a 20 year history together, GRAMMY nominations, Dove Awards, seven albums and six No. 1 singles, Matt Hammitt, the lead singer of Sanctus Real, has announced he will be leaving the band this December. Both Matt and his fellow band members have taken time to draft personal statements so that their fans can hear from them first hand and in their own words. The band has announced their “Farewell To A Friend” tour this fall, which will be Hammitt’s final tour with the band. Sparrow Records will release a Greatest Hits project from Sanctus Real this... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Phil Joel's Zealand Worship Signs With Word Worship

Word Entertainment is proud to welcome Phil Joel and his band Zealand Worship as the newest signee to Word Worship. Hear Zealand Worship's new self-titled EP on Spotify now for the first recorded output from a band that's been on a mission to fire up the faithful. "For the last several years, we've been leading worship and ministering under the radar wherever and to whomever we've felt led... << Full Report >>
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Switchfoot Switchfoot's "Oh! Gravity" To Release On Colored Vinyl

Switchfoot's 2006 album Oh! Gravity is about to make its vinyl debut and is available now for preorder via ShopRadioCast.com. The vinyl release is scheduled for August 4th (oddly a Tuesday and not the new schedule of Friday), and can be accessed here: http://www.shopradiocast.com/products/Switchfoot-%252d-Oh%21-Gravity-LP.html. The album will be pressed in both red and clear with white smoke vinyl... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 30, 2015*


Show Hope Show Hope Holds Special Care Center's Reunion

Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans' home in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>
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BEC's Ghost Ship To Release New Full-Length Album "Costly" August 28

BEC Recordings' is excited to announce the highly anticipated new full-length album from Ghost Ship titled Costly, which releases August 28. This will be the band's first release since their label debut album in 2013, The Good King... << Full Report >>
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Hardcore Band See The Rise Release New Album

Up-and-coming Hardcore band See The Rise releases its new full-length album, Exposures, today. The album is available through major digital retail outlets including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and more, as well as physically through online retailers like BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, FYE.com, Big Cartel and others... << Full Report >>
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Brian Courtney Wilson's "Worth Fighting For" No.1 Mediabase Gospel Chart

Brian Courtney Wilson's current single, "Worth Fighting For," boasts the #1 listening audience in the country this week along with holding the #1 chart position on the Mediabase Gospel chart. The powerful song is relevant and passionate and continues to connect with audiences inside and outside of the church. To that end, Brian is continuing to push his... << Full Report >>
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Holly Spears Releases Music Video for "Who Said" from Upcoming Faith-Based Film, "Nail 32"

Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans' home in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>
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