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*Tuesday, November 25, 2014*

Tooth & Nail Records are beyond excited to announce that they have signed Hearts Like Lions as the newest member of the Tooth & Nail Records family. Hailing from Long Beach, CA, Hearts Like Lions consists of Vocalist/Guitarist Stephen Ramos, Bassist Luke Schoepf, and Drummer Nick Sturz...
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The Katinas
Popular CCM band The Katinas releases its new album, Sunday Set, today. The project, featuring signature arrangements of popular worship songs, is available at iTunes (digital) and thekatinas.com (physical CDs)...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™, founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times' best-selling author, is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. One of the organization's primary objectives is to mobilize individuals, students, families, and communities to join them in caring for the world's most vulnerable children...
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BEC Recordings has released a new Christmas EP this week from The Modern Post (Dustin Kensrue). The EP Lowborn King is available digitally everywhere and features five songs including Kensrue's take on Christmas classics as well as a re-recording of his own song "This Is War." Click here to purchase the album. "I love Christmas songs and there's a few classics on this EP...
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Mary Mary
Famed gospel artist and reality star Tina Campbell was transparent sharing her truth through her stories and her new solo music at "An Evening With Tina Campbell." Hosted by WEtv's reality star Goo Goo Atkins, the life-changing event, stated by many in attendance, brought energy and enthusiasm to In His Presence in Woodland Hills, California, where the focus of the evening was to accept, let go and move on to a new you...
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DREAM Worship is excited to announce the release of the latest album from Revive Worship, "Made Alive." Check out what the band had to say about the album release: "Made Alive is a celebration of what God has done in our lives. It began as a project specifically for our home church in Loganville, Ga. As we were walking through a series in Ephesians, God impressed...
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Pastor, author and Integrity Music recording artist Danilo Montero received a Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Christian Album for his acclaimed project La Carta Perfecta (The Perfect Letter), during the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMYs held recently at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada...
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After a year and a half on the road with the Irregular4Christ Music Ministry, Hip-Hop artist and ministry founder Dusty Marshall has released a brand new EP entitled Return of the Wordsmith (iTunes). The collection celebrates the joy found in victory and confronts the struggles associated with addiction using lyricism, storytelling and complex wordplay. The goal of the ministry is to connect with people on a personal level and expose the hope available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...
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*Monday, November 24, 2014*

Smalltown Poets
With the holiday season just around the corner, Smalltown Poets is honored to release their second Christmas album, "Christmas Time Again", tomorrow November 25. On the heels of the release, Smalltown Poets will perform a short run of concerts in Texas and Georgia to share their new music blended with traditional holiday favorites...
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Fit For A King has just released a lyric video for the song “Forever Unbroken.” Featuring fiery in-studio performance footage, the video displays the band’s passion and musical prowess. It’s a sound that is apparent throughout the band’s newly released album, Slave To Nothing (which “Forever Unbroken” appears on)...
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MercyMe
MercyMe has unveiled the music video for "Greater," the second single from the 6.5 million+ selling band's latest project, Welcome to the New. Peaking at No. 1 on both iTunes Christian sales and SoundScan chart, "Greater" has now spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience Chart and nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian AC charts. To take a look at the video...
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for King & Country
Australian brothers Joel and Luke, who make up for KING & COUNTRY, come from a rich family heritage and carry with them a mantra of sorts, speaking to a woman's worth as well as encouraging themselves and other men to step up and stand out to proclaim that chivalry is not dead. This is a message they celebrate in their new behind-the-song video for "Matter," a track from their 5-star-acclaimed, bestselling sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG...
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Jaime Jamgochian
Worship artist, Jaime Jamgochian, is bringing holiday cheer to fans around the world with her new single, "Twelve Days of Christmas (How I Want to Sing)." Co-written by Jamgochian and producer/Grammy nominated songwriter, Aaron Rice (Mandisa, TobyMac), the song carries the classic tune while the lyrics deliver a message of hope about our Savior. On the first day of Christmas oh how I wanna sing/of the Savior that set us free/On the second day of Christmas of oh how I wanna sing/of joy and peace/and the savior that set us free/On the 3rd day of Christmas oh how I wanna sing/of 3 wise men/joy and peace/and the Savior that set us free. ...
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DREAM Records and New Hope Oahu are excited to announce their single, "We Live" debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly chart. "We Live" is off of their latest release, "Victorious." Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu in the state of the art recording studio. Victorious captures the spirit of Hawaii coupled with excellence, excitement and relevant Christ centered victorious lyrics!...
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Casting Crowns
Reunion Records/Beach Street Records recording artist Casting Crowns received its third career American Music Award last night for "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational." The award was presented during the AMA live broadcast on ABC Network television at L.A.'s Nokia Theater. For a full list of 2014 AMA winners and nominees, please visit: http://www.theamas.com...
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*Sunday, November 23, 2014*

Jason Gray
Singer/songwriter Jason Gray continues his holiday tradition, when he launches his 3rd annual Christmas Stories Tour on December 6th in Dubuque, IA. The 8-city tour will also feature Centricity Music's breakout artist, Lauren Daigle, and the powerful rock band, Carrollton. Gray will be performing songs from his 2012 album, Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy, while Daigle will treat audiences to "Light of the World," and Carrollton will...
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Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy is heading back into the studio to record her ninth album, No Longer My Own, and she is once again turning to the innovative Kickstarter crowd-source business model to fund the project. Keaggy joins such high profile Christian recording artists as Five Iron Frenzy, Thousand Foot Krutch, Shaun Groves, John Schlitt and Carman, who also used the outside-the-box service to fund recent projects...
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Soul2Soul, Christian radio’s longest-running one-hour weekly program, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. On the air since 1994, the nationally syndicated show is heard on 781 stations in 41 countries...
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Tenth Avenue North
With more than one million career albums sold, Tenth Avenue North continues to establish itself as one of Christian music's top acts, with the #1 charting of its highly-anticipated fourth studio project, Cathedrals. The album debuted at #1 this week on both iTunes (#14 overall) and Billboard's Top Christian Albums Charts and landed at #32 on the Billboard Top 200. The first single, "No Man Is An Island," maintains momentum at...
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After teasing the news last weekend, sound maestros '68 have debuted another brand new music video today for the song "Track 5," exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine. Check out the video below...
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It was a whirlwind of street week activity for Phillips, Craig and Dean in support of their new album, Above It All. The Dove award-winning trio taped an appearance on TBN's Praise The Lord in Nashville, TN that received a standing ovation from the audience, followed by two tapings for Daystar Television in Dallas, TX. One taping is a full hour of Phillips, Craig and Dean performing songs from...
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Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has just released for the first time a full color edition of The NKJV Study Bible. The colorful pages bring the Bible stories to life as the reader has access to multiple added features to take the lessons deeper into the Word. Stunning Bible-land photos and graphics, new in-text maps and charts, full cross-references with textual notes, Bible Times and Culture Notes, book introductions, outlines and timelines, and reader-friendly notes and articles are ideal for extended study. This second edition of The...
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*Saturday, November 22, 2014*

Everyday Sunday
Everyday Sunday is back with a brand new Christmas single, a fresh rendition of the classic, "O Holy Night," available worldwide now. The band is shooting a music video this coming week for the song and is set to do a Christmas tour on the East Coast and Midwest through December. Visit iTunes now to check out the new Christmas single...
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Peter Furler
With multiple GRAMMY nominations and Dove awards, 25 No. 1 songs and over seven million albums sold in his career, Peter Furler (founder of the Newsboys), delivers his debut Christmas record this holiday season from Prescott Records with Naxos and New Day Distribution. Available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify, and everywhere great Christmas music is found, fans and listeners are already praising Peter Furler Christmas (Feat. David Ian) for its...
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*Friday, November 21, 2014*

The appearance comes during for KING & COUNTRY's "YOU MATTER - THE TOUR," which has sold-out 27 shows thus far. See below for the remaining "YOU MATTER-THE TOUR" dates...
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*Wednesday, November 19, 2014*

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the first digital EP from artist Hunter Thompson, Swan Song, December 2nd on iTunes®. Swan Song contains five original tracks with engaging arrangements, poignant lyrics and haunting melodies. Moved by the metaphor of a swan's last exhale before leaving this life, Hunter's crafted lyrics and soundscapes explore the paradox that life is a vapor, while being ever connected to eternity. Marked by phrases such as "May I sing as if these words would be my last...
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Relient K
So, what exactly is "Cubiversity??" Cubiversity is the best Rubiks Cube instructional experience period. Master the Rubiks cube through Song, Story, and Interactive Video. Relient K guitarist Jon Schneck and a couple of his friends have put together a new project to help fans of that cubed puzzle learn how to master it. Their Kickstarter campaign page states: "Thank you for supporting Cubiversity. Our goal is to make the best and most professional Rubiks Cube instructional program available...
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Willet surprises its fans with "Willet Snow On Christmas? Vol. 2 Acoustic E.P.", a follow up to the band's 2009 "Willet Snow On Christmas? Volume 1" release. This new E.P. was secretly recorded in the band's home studio in Westminster, MD using acoustic instruments and includes Christmas favorites such as "Go Tell It O The Mountain", " O Holy Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" re-decorated with new melodies...
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Gospel music icon Marvin Sapp has been added to the Andraé Crouch and Friends “Let the Church Say Amen” Celebration Tour hitting 10 cities this holiday season. Tickets are now on sale...
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*Tuesday, November 18, 2014*

Plumb
Rallysong, the online platform where artists and their supporters rally for world-changing causes announced today that it will partner with Plumb to raise money for Food for the Hungry. With a mission to end world hunger and global poverty, Food for the Hungry is a Christian organization serving the poor in underserved areas around the world since 1971. "I am a huge fan of Rallysong," explains Plumb. "They make it so easy for artists to share their passions for causes, and give fans a chance to come together to make a big difference in the world...
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Crowder
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG folktronica artist Crowder is partnering with VEVO today for the worldwide exclusive premiere of his new music video - "Come As You Are." The song, originally off of Crowder's debut solo album Neon Steeple, continues to prove itself as one of the most inspiring in Crowder's repertoire. "Come As You Are" has already hit the Top 15 on the National Christian Audience chart, reaching nearly 5 million radio listeners a week. Additionally, Crowder recorded an acoustic version with SerialBox earlier this year and gave emotional live performances of the song in his Grand Ole...
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Derek Minor is back with new material. The first single from the forthcoming "Empire" album is produced by Dirty Rice and has some serious replay value. The visuals set the song off even more. Members of the Reflection Music Group roster all make cameos throughout the video...
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Heath McNease
As expected, it's been quite a busy year for Heath McNease. The indie hip hop artist released a film earlier this year called Fort Wayne, with an accompanying soundtrack, and now he's back with a new acoustic project called Among Thieves. It's up for sale right now, but will be released for free to the public next week (please purchase it if you feel lead to to support the artist!)...
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Matthew West
Multiple-GRAMMY® nominee, American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner Matthew West has released a brand new Christmas single titled "A Christmas to Believe In." Available now by visiting this link, the song's lyric video will be available December 2. Written by West, "A Christmas to Believe In" is featured on Family Christian's exclusive holiday CD of the same name, which is available in stores now...
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Nashville, TN - November 18, 2014 - Indie rock duo Clemency is releasing their new six song EP, You've Got the Fire; out 2-10-15, with a corresponding six videos that tell a love story inspired by equal parts 80's pop culture and redefining millennial rock sensibilities. Preview the trailer for You've Got the Fire: http://youtu.be/tZNxJVefG-0 Clemency are two blue-blooded brothers from the red state of Oklahoma:Jason and Paul Watkins. They began playing music together in high school in Oklahoma City...
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Capitol Christian Music Group is proud to announce that singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes won four awards at the 36th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards. Held last week in Vancouver, Canada, the awards show recognized Bremnes for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as for Pop/Contemporary Song and Recorded Song of the Year for his current single, "Beautiful...
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Love and the Outcome
Word Entertainment duo Love & The Outcome caps off an extraordinary year with three Covenant Awards, as awarded by the Canadian Gospel Music Association November 13. The couple, native Canadians, took home Group of the Year, Album of the Year (Love & The Outcome) and Seasonal Song of the Year ("Emmanuel"). Nominated for six Covenant Awards overall, the husband/wife duo, Chris and Jodi, put their energetic live show on display at the Awards show held in British Columbia, much like they did the month before at the GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, TN, where they were nominated for New Artist of the Year...
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*Monday, November 17, 2014*

Jeremy Camp
K-LOVE Radio and 25 Entertainment present The third annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour, presented by K-LOVE Radio and 25 Entertainment announces that so far, 5 of the 15 tour dates have completely sold-out. Featuring Jeremy Camp, Plumb, Chris August and Love & The Outcome, the tour kicks off December 3 with three back-to-back sold-out shows in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Stamford, CT (see full schedule below). The tour then makes its way through Charlotte and Nashville to the 4th sold-out show on December 10 in Chicago. The tour remains in the mid-west...
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OBB
Feelin' Like Christmas, the debut holiday EP from Dove Award-nominated Curb recording artist OBB, releases at iTunes and other leading digital outlets tomorrow. The three-song set, produced by Justin Ebach, features two original selections penned by OBB and Ebach, as well as a fresh arrangement of "Go Tell It On The Mountain." The project's title cut offers a glimpse into the band's favorite sights and sounds of the season, while "Christmas Card To...
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Dream Records recording artist, Warr Acres has released their first Spanish album entitled Que Caiga Ya. The group continues their pop worship sound that will please and inspire their fans once again. To purchase the album simply text WA to 51555 or buy direct on iTunes...
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Singer/songwriter, Scott MacIntyre, recently performed songs from his new album Lighthouse for an enthusiastic crowd of 8,000 in New York City's Foley Square. MacIntyre's concert kicked off the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 New York City Walk that raised awareness and funds for life-saving programs to fight kidney disease. The American Idol finalist has become a national spokesperson for organ donation and has performed at other National Kidney Foundation walks this year in Los Angeles, CA...
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The highly anticipated new project from Phil and Al Robertson, The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible, has released with a very supportive response from the press, fans and the Christian industry. Released through Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, fans are exclaiming; would make a great gift, Bible "Life Changers" are fantastic, a great way to study, I give this Bible 5 stars. The project focuses on the Robertsons' five core values: faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness, and freedom...
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*Sunday, November 16, 2014*

CCM national recording artist, Temple Veil, have released a Christmas EP titled One Star on November 11th. One Star features the title track, an original Christmas song co-written with Brian White (Rascal Flatts, Danny Gokey), along with a reworking of several holiday classics in the band's signature stylings. The EP boasts two radio singles, One Star and Joy To The World. An official lyric video for One Star is set to premiere in mid-November. Temple Veil will be supporting their Christmas release with a twenty-one day US tour dubbed, The One Star Christmas Tour...
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*Friday, November 14, 2014*

Michael W. Smith
In the midst of promotion for Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, which quickly hit No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart, three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Nashville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Additionally, Smith was honored by the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) for his impact on the Nashville entertainment industry...
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Creation Festivals has announced that Sonshine Festival will have a new home in 2015. The Upper Midwest's premiere Christian festival is making the move to the Somerset Amphitheater, located just outside the Twin Cities. Creation Festivals took over the operation of the the much-loved annual festival in 2014, bringing Sonshine Festival into a larger family of festivals that also includes Creation Northeast, Creation Northwest and Creation Ichthus. All of these events share a similar vision, passion and mission to impact the...
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Integrity Music is honored to announce the signing of Indonesian worship leader and songwriter Sidney Mohede, representing Mohede's albums and songs to a global audience with a forthcoming English language album slated for release early next year. Mohede (pronounced Mo-heed-ee) serves on staff at Jakarta Praise Community Church in Indonesia's capital city and is known for recording in English, Indonesian and Mandarin, ministering throughout Asia and beyond. With over 380,000 Twitter followers, a 300,000+ Facebook community and millions of YouTube...
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Manic Drive
In less than a month since the release of MANIC DRIVE's independent project VIP, the title track has hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Christian Rock charts. The song made the impressive jump up from # 5 last week knocking LeCrae "Nuthin" out of the # 1 spot after just one week on top of the chart. The song has also made early gains on the Hot AC/CHR charts as well, just entering the Top 30...
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Dove Award-winning Difference Media recording artist Canton Junction today announced the departure of Aaron Crabb. An original member of the acclaimed quartet, Crabb will focus on pastoring Restoring Hope Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife Amanda. The couple founded the church earlier this year...
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*Thursday, November 13, 2014*

Passion
Passion: The Essential Collection released this week, highlighting the best moments of Passion since its inception in 1997. The album includes some of the most-sung worship songs of all time led by renowned worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels and Charlie Hall. The collection also features seven live video performances along with four talks from Passion founder, Louie Giglio...
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*Wednesday, November 12, 2014*

Family Force 5
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 releases their Christmas single, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on November 18. True to form, Family Force 5 adds their signature electronic/dance/pop vibe to this interpretation of the holiday classic, complemented by their trademark over-the-top artwork. Like many bands, the creation of the song all came down to the right inspiration. Unlike many bands, their inspiration revolved around some cheap green velvet from the basement. Derek Mount (a.k.a., "Chap Stique") explains...
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Needtobreathe
Macy's and Atlantic Records announced this week that NEEDTOBREATHE, the South Carolina-based chart-topping rock band will perform in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, which takes place on Thursday, November 27th and is seen by more than 3.5 million spectators in New York City and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide. The band, comprised of brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace will debut their new single, "Brother," on board South Dakota Department of Tourism's Mount Rushmore's American Pride float which depicts...
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MercyMe
On the heels of announcing their artist lineup, the 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow presented by Compassion International has just released the official 2015 tour dates. Kicking off on February 18 in Dallas, TX, the 23-date tour will run through March 29 and end in Bossier City, LA. "The Rock and Worship Roadshow is excited to return to many of the tour's traditional tour stops plus several...
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Michael W. Smith
Three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith will perform on the CMA Country Christmas special to air on ABC on Monday, December 1 at 8/7c. Smith will perform two tracks off of his top-selling Christmas album - Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas - and joining him on stage will be CMA Awards host Carrie Underwood and the newly inducted Grand Ole Opry members Little Big Town. Smith made his CMA Country Christmas debut in 2013, performing with host...
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August Burns Red
Solid State Records is proud to release their very first Christmas compilation titled Midnight Clear, which will be available in stores and online November 24th, 2014. Comprised of songs by metal greats August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, Fit For A King, and others with total combined sales of over 1 million albums, Midnight Clear features new original arrangements of both new and old Christmas songs alike...
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Jaci Velasquez
Recording artists and husband and wife duo Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales are featured on the November 15 episode of DIY Network's Renovation Realities where they put their home renovation skills to the test. DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. With a huge task to demolish the front deck on their home and rebuild it from the ground up, Renovation Realities tags along to capture the ups and downs of the project as Jaci and Nic put in a little sweat equity to get their dream remodel done...
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The enigmatic voice of 21-year-old HillaryJane has brought a fresh approach to the world of hip-hop. While being a relative newcomer, her smooth voice and inspired words have quickly garnered both public and critical acclaim. Her debut EP Stix and Stones hit the #3 spot on the iTunes top R&B Albums chart, and her songs reached #2 on Radio U's Most Wanted, #8 on Amazon's Top Free Songs Chart and the #9 Spot on the DJBooth.net R&B Charts. Now, HillaryJane is taking the songs in a new direction with the new acoustic EP...
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Kerrie Roberts
Soulful pop vocalist, songwriter and pianist Kerrie Roberts independently releases amidst acclaim her highly-anticipated, five-song EP, My Heart’s Lifted, Dec. 16 from The Fuel Music. The recording features Robert’s high-energy pop styling and emotive, powerful voice carrying themes that take the listener on an emotional rollercoaster ride that mirrors real life and are meant to lift hearts toward what is most important, eternal and unchangeable...
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Amy Grant
Amy Grant will be honored at Lights, Cameras...Stars! Holidays Hollywood Style, a holiday exhibition at The Hollywood Museum honoring iconic celebrities who have made Christmas a significant part of their careers. The exhibit opens on Thursday, November 13, with a special ceremony and cocktail party. Amy Grant's 'Christmas Career' will be...
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*Tuesday, November 11, 2014*

Project 86
Seminal rock band Project 86 has released their long-awaited 9th studio album, Knives To The Future, today. The record is currently available for purchase at iTunes and from the band at http://project86.gobigwin.com/. Additionally, fans can stream the new album in its entirety now at AltP...
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Chris Tomlin
CURE International, the largest provider of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the emerging world, announced this week the addition of Chris Tomlin to its Board of Directors. Tomlin first learned about CURE through his involvement with the Passion conferences. “I was just drawn to how well CURE was doing things and how they’re really changing kids' lives,” stated Tomlin. He continued, “CURE just has integrity through and...
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*Monday, November 10, 2014*

Kings Kaleidoscope
Tooth & Nail's Kings Kaleidoscope recently released their LP and label debut to multiple 5-star reviews and charting success. The album, Becoming Who We Are, debuted on four Billboard charts following street week breaking into the Top 5 of the Heatseekers chart, Top 10 on the Christian Albums chart as well as charted on the Digital Albums and Billboard Hot 200 Albums charts...
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Multiple Stellar, Dove, and Grammy® Award-winning gospel superstar Fred Hammond is releasing his highly-anticipated new album I WILL TRUST, on Monday, November 17, 2014. Hammond, who underwent an excruciating double knee surgery in January, pours his soul into this project and delivers his most intimate album to date. Featuring a strong mix of anointed ballads and foot-stomping praise, the 12-track offering is Hammond...
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Worship leader and singer-songwriter Debra Black has released a special edition lyric video for her worship song, “You Go Before,” featuring in-studio footage. The song is quickly becoming a fan favorite from her debut album, God In Every Season, which was released in August...
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*Sunday, November 9, 2014*

Jon Foreman
Today, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman, who last released a solo project in 2008, announced details via social media for four upcoming solo EPs to release in 2015. His first set of four EPs released in 2007 and 2008, based on the seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer). The new set of EPs are tentatively titled Sunlight, Shadows, Darkness and Dawn. Along with the announcement was included a photo with proposed titles for songs on each EP...
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*Friday, November 7, 2014*

The Katinas
Popular CCM band The Katinas has released a new video for the Grammy Award-winning song "10,000 Reasons," the first single release from the popular CCM band's upcoming album Sunday Set (releasing November 25). The video, featuring The Katinas' worship-filled arrangement of the Matt Redman song, can be viewed at http://youtu.be/NVw4swBmQRs...
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NBC's The Voice 2013 Top 8 Finalist Sarah Simmons delivers her take on the Christmas Classic "Little Drummer Boy". With her signature vocals seamlessly transitioning from smooth and airy to aggressive and soulful, Sarah reminds us that the classics are classics for a reason...
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The Afters
Among the nation's largest Christian youth ministry organizations, Teen Mania International announces the return of its world-renowned Acquire the Fire tour, featuring a top-notch artist lineup, including The Afters, Royal Tailor and Rapture Ruckus. The 2015 "Resilient Tour" marks nearly 30 years since the event originated, reaching more than three million youth to date...
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*Thursday, November 6, 2014*

Show Hope
Show Hope™, founded in 2003 by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. Show Hope is continuously developing a variety of programs to mobilize the church body to get involved and to help transform the life of an orphan. From their Student Initatives program (which includes the Red Bus Project for college students and The Movement for high schoolers), to their short-term trips...
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John Schlitt
The potent vocals of Grammy and Dove Award winning singer John Schlitt once again fill the airwaves as the rock 'n' roll legend releases two new singles from his first-ever recording of holiday music, The Christmas Project to radio this week. Schlitt offers fans a brand new tune which is destined to become a seasonal classic, "What Christmas Needs to Be...
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Under the Dome star Mike Vogel has partnered with filmmaker Ryan Smith on a new science fiction short film, titled REVERSE. The actor/producer is raising funds on Kickstarter for the short, with the hopes that it will pave the way for a feature-length version of the film. Already signed on to the project is the acclaimed indie rock project Sleeping at Last...
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In the post apocalyptic future, Agent Shaw (Ben Davies, Courageous) works for the only surviving government working to bring order to a world full of decay and violence. Shaw offers little mercy to those that would stand in the way of the government's edict, that everyone submit to an implanted chip that tracks their movements and purchases. He is certain that those "zealots" that would put their belief in God ahead of the beliefs of society, could lead the world back on the road toward destruction. The zealots need to be eliminated...
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"When Men Worship (On Dat) feat. Canton Jones & Uncle Reece" is the new single from Mr. Del's Hope Dealer 2 album. Produced by Holy South and featuring Canton Jones & Uncle Reece...
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"Christmas Revolution," the new holiday single from singer/songwriter Eva Kroon Pike, releases to Christian radio this week. The song, written by Pike and veteran Christian hit songwriter Don Koch, was serviced on Monday, November 3...
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Demon Hunter frontman Ryan Clark has teamed up with former Project 86 guitarist Randy Torres to form NYVES, a new electronic project. The duo have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to get this project made, and fans can contribute with various kinds of incentives here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722713765/nyves. Read Ryan's full pitch letter below, and check out the first song from NYVES beneath it...
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*Wednesday, November 5, 2014*

Trip Lee
Hip Hop artist, poet, pastor and author Trip Lee has delivered another outstanding record, with his latest album Rise reigning at No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Album and landing in the Top 5 on Billboard's Hip Hop, Indie, Christian & Digital chart and within Top 20 on Billboard's Top 200. Executive produced by long friend and Grammy award winning producer Gawvi (Lecrae, Andy Mineo)...
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toby
Five-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac debuted his latest remix project this week - EYE'M ALL MIXED UP (REMIXES). The project is his first release since his history-making studio album EYE ON IT, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, only the third Christian album to accomplish this feat at the time of its release. EYE'M ALL MIXED UP (REMIXES) features reworked tracks off EYE ON IT by remixers Capital Kings, Telemitry, Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5 and more...
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The Classic Crime
The Classic Crime has teamed up with PureVolume.com to launch a lyric video for "Vagabonds" (Revisited), taken from the band's new anniversary album What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited. Check out the lyric video online at: http://www.purevolume.com/news/PREMIERE-Watch-The-Classic-Crime-Vagabonds-Revisited-Lyric-Video. "Inspired by life in the city of Seattle, 'Vagabonds,' the title track of The Classic Crime's 2010 album, is a cheeky response to the perils of materialism, suggesting that simplicity is synonymous with...
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The Digital Age
Fair Trade band The Digital Age has announced the release of their latest rehearsals project - Rehearsals Vol. 2. Recorded and produced in their hometown studio in Waco, Texas, Rehearsals Vol. 2 features six new tracks that together exude the band's commitment to continue creating music for the Church. The album is available directly to fans via the band's website: www.thedigitalagemusic.com. The album will be also available on iTunes and Amazon starting November 18...
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Weeks ago, RCA Inspiration caused a stir in the gospel music world when they announced the signing of artist Travis Greene to their label. The momentum continues with plans for Greene to record, THE HILL, his very first live album on November 8, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The highly anticipated project will mark his first release on RCA Inspiration. The recording will begin at 6:00 PM at Mosaic Church and is free and open to the public...
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Pastor, leader, and prolific worship artist, William McDowell, to host Red Carpet Christmas, a benefit concert featuring the country's top worship and gospel music artists. This special evening of music and worship will aid Feeding Children Everywhere, a non-profit charity that assembles healthy meals for hungry children. As an added bonus to the night, McDowell will record a new song, "Send the Rain," live at the Red Carpet Christmas event...
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The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation's largest Christian music festivals, announced today that Good Little Giants has been selected the winner of its 2014 CFA National Talent Search Competition. Good Little Giants had won the regional the talent search competition at Unity Christian Music Festival (Muskegon, MI) in August. They were then selected by a panel of judges from among a group of talented Christian artists who had also won regional competitions at 2014 CFA festivals from coast to coast. As a result of their overall victory, Good Little Giants will receive a full performance slot at all participating 2015 CFA events...
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Leave it up to Michigan native, Matthew Parker to show off his skills by entering his own remix contest he has going on for his track, "Shadowlands". Famous for remixing artists like, Press Play, Andy Mineo, Capital Kings and Lecrae, Matthew Parker and Drom, announced the Shadowlands Contest a few weeks back. With only 2 days left (contest ends, November 7th) and close to 100 entries it'll be hard to pick the winner for this...
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Statistics show abortion is the number one killer of blacks in America and millions-both women and men-wrestle with guilt years after the deed is done. Lamp Mode's lyrical theologian, Stephen the Levite, opens up about one of his children being aborted in high school in a just-released promotional video titled, "Truth Is…...
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*Tuesday, November 4, 2014*

Newsboys
Hallelujah For The Cross, the debut hymns collection from Gold-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, releases today from First Company Management/Capitol Christian Distribution. Produced by Seth Mosley, the project features the legendary group's take on nine classics and one new selection. Hallelujah For The Cross includes the title-cut and debut single...
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Jesus Culture Band's Kim Walker-Smith releases globally her first Christmas album, When Christmas Comes, today from Jesus Culture Music. The album nostalgically peers into Walker-Smith's Christmastime with her 17 favorites of all newly-recorded classics and sacred carols, plus one new song, "Tell Me the Story," written by Anthony Skinner. From cinematic, grand...
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Aaron Gillespie
BEC Recordings' will be releasing the second worship album from Aaron Gillespie (former drummer of UNDEROATH, current frontman of The Almost) on February 3, 2015. This album will be the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2011 release Anthem Song. The first single from the forthcoming album, Grace Through The Wandering, is "Praise Him," which is already receiving airplay around the nation but goes for adds officially on November 7...
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After signing with Dream Records new label, Drom, Jericho is on the move. With a new album coming out November 11th and a new tour the future looks bright for the Floridian rapper. Listen to Jericho speak about his upcoming album, Road 2 Redemption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y87wrFzs0Q8&...
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Israel Houghton
Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch will be honored with the “Let the Church Say Amen” Celebration Tour in cities nationwide this holiday season. The tour will feature guest performances by some of Gospel’s top artists, including CeCe Winans, Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Rance Allen and jazz artist Gerald Albright...
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*Monday, November 3, 2014*

Abandon
Acclaimed Dove Award-nominated modern rockers Abandon return with their first new recording in three years-Love Prevails-releasing tomorrow on iTunes. Produced by Dove-nominated Geoff Duncan, Love Prevails features 10 songs written or co-written by the band...
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Whether you’ve been to the land of the Bible or always wanted to go, you’ve never experienced it like this before. Three years in the making, Daily Audio Bible is proud to present “Promised Land” - a feature-length cinematic achievement and a sweeping masterpiece. For a limited time, “Promised Land” is available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at DailyAudioBible.com, and each order comes with a free soundtrack CD while supplies last...
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Mandisa
A new collection of Christmas classics undergoes a Gospel transformation to complete Rendezvous Music's festive, yet spiritual album, 'Christmas Goes Gospel: 'Tis the Season'. The soulful record is available now in stores and online in time for the holidays, making a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer this Christmas. Gospel's hottest voices ring in the season on 'Christmas Goes Gospel: 'Tis the Season'...
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*Friday, October 31, 2014*

Skillet
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2015 kicked off its 20th anniversary year at a launch party earlier this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Of the ten artists slated for the East Coast run, which begins January 2 in Charleston, West Virginia, seven are from Word Entertainment. Skillet reprises their role as tour headliner, joining label mates for KING & COUNTRY, Family Force 5 and Blanca, as well as Francesca Battistelli, About A Mile, Everfound and Veridia who are also part of the West Coast run, launching November 6...
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Everfound
ESPN's Monday Night Football is set to feature Everfound's latest single, "Take This City (feat. Joel of for KING & COUNTRY)," on Monday, November 3rd during the matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants. Game time is 8:30 PM ET on ESPN. "We are very honored and excited to have our song featured during one of the most watched nights of television...
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*Thursday, October 30, 2014*

Third Day
THIRD DAY, for the first time in more than a decade, will release a new worship album, titled LEAD US BACK, slated for March 3, 2015. The GRAMMY©, American Music Awards and Dove Award winning band, that has had 12 career albums to date, will also perform live on the day of the album release, at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York. The highly anticipated LEAD US BACK album is the third worship recording that the multi-Platinum rock band will have released since the group made their mark on the music industry in 1996 with their self-titled debut smash on Reunion Records, which was certified Gold by the RIAA...
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Aaron Gillespie
Aaron Gillespie will be releasing his second full-length worship album "Grace Through The Wandering" on February 3, 2015. The former Underoath drummer and current frontman for The Almost has had a heart for worship throughout his entire career, and he was finally able to release some worship songs on his 2011 solo debut “Anthem Song.” Grace Through The Wandering, his second full-length worship release, will feature new original tracks as well as one or two worship favorites...
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Veteran rockers Project 86 has premiered a new song called "Genosha" today at RevolverMag.com. The track is featured on the bands upcoming, ninth studio album, Knives To The Future, which is due out on November 11th via Team Black Recordings. The record is currently available for pre-order at http://project86.gobigwin.com/...
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KIDD explains his love for a woman that is confused, but then realizes he is the one that is confused. KIDD falls in love with her for her looks instead of falling in love with her heart and what she stands for as a woman. Stumbling over emotions he ends up in a place where he realizes all she ever wanted was attention from men - not love...
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Along with their recent documentary, Colombia [Esto Es Reino], Come&Live! has decided to release a special soundtrack to accompany the film. About the project, they announced, "While editing the Colombia [Esto Es Reino] project, we sensed the Holy Spirit encouraging us to release a soundtrack that would further provide space for Jesus-encounters. Songs, mostly instrumental, intent on...
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Chris Tomlin
As critics praise GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin's Love Ran Red, the multi-platinum selling songwriter is celebrating the release of his tenth album as his radio single "Jesus Loves Me" hits top 10 on both the National Christian Audience and AC Indicator charts. Crisscrossing the country in support of the album, Tomlin has hit more than two cities a day on a multi-city promo blitz to radio stations in Houston, Dallas, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Baltimore and Atlanta...
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Metal Insider has premiered a new song from Silent Planet this morning. The song “firstwake” is taken from their forthcoming full-length, The Night God Slept. The album is to be the band’s first for Solid State Records (Fit For A King, Demon Hunter) and drops on November 10th...
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Matthew West
Multiple-GRAMMY nominee, American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner Matthew West is on a mission to tell a story of a different kind with his music - to transform listeners' stories into life-changing songs. With more than 30,000 stories collected since 2009 from every state in the US and more than 20 countries around the world, West has a very unique connection with his fans. As stories continue to come in daily, he has been motivated to pen a third album based on these inspirations. Click here to tell Matthew your own story...
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Australian singer/songwriter, Nathan Tasker, is poised to release his new project and seventh studio album, Man On A Wire, November 4th. Produced by Paul Moak (Third Day, Mat Kearney), the album features eleven new songs that were written or co-written by Tasker, and the music presents the listener with realistic stories that represent an authentic Christian life with all of its joys and sorrows...
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Popular singer, songwriter, producer VaShawn Mitchell to offer new album, UNSTOPPABLE, November 10, 2014. Mitchell's 'UNSTOPPABLE' is more than a labor of love and much more than just a body of music...
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Jessica Reedy has become a much sought after vocalist since making her appearance on the BET Reality Competition, "Sunday Best" in 2009. Although Ms. Reedy didn't take home the winning prize from the hit TV show, she has become a fan favorite and has given the fans exactly what they wished for. Her debut album "From The Heart", which featured the hit singles...
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Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is receiving high marks for its latest series of women's Bible studies, the InScribed collection. There are currently seven titles, four released over the spring and three new titles on shelves now, Just RISE UP! by Sarah Francis Martin, Barren Among The Fruitful by Amanda Hope Haley and Inseparable by Ashley Linne...
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*Wednesday, October 29, 2014*

Francesca Battistelli
Yesterday, GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award winning "Artist of the Year" and Christian music's best-selling new artist in over 10 years, Francesca Battistelli, in partnership with Mercy Ministries, released her latest music video, "He Knows My Name," which can be viewed here (or embedded below). The second single from Francesca's third consecutive No 1 album, If We're Honest (Fervent Records), "He Knows My Name" was also the most-added song during its...
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Planetshakers
Capturing the energy, excitement and worldwide movement of Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing church's in history, Planetshakers Band released globally its THIS IS OUR TIME CD, Deluxe DVD and digital download Oct. 21. As the church and its music transcends cultures, languages and geographical boundaries, the new recording immediately soared to the top of the overall charts in several countries during its first week at retail. The Deluxe edition of the album not only...
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Love and the Outcome
Momentum continues to build for Word Entertainment's Love & The Outcome. Since signing with Word Records barely two years ago, they have received an astonishing 13 Covenant Awards nominations from GMA Canada. 2014 proved a banner year for the duo, as they were nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards and most recently scored nominations for 6 Covenant Awards...
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7eventh Time Down
BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans through their high-energy live shows and radio singles. Last year, the band released their sophomore album Just Say Jesus, which produced their hit radio single from the title track, which was a Top 5 hit on the National Christian Audience, AC Monitored, AC Indicator and Hot AC/CHR charts. "Just Say Jesus" also spent an impactful 52 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart...
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Wes Pendleton may be a familiar name from his soul laden beat tape work with Illect Recordings and Mellow Orange. Pendleton & Taelor Gray have joined together to create the producer/emcee team, "Middle Clash". In accordance with The Resistance Tour, they have been releasing a brand new track every Wednesday for the past 6 weeks...
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Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and accomplished worship leader Laura Hackett Park released her second and 5-star-acclaimed album, Love Will Have Its Day, Oct. 21 from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). The recording spent time at No. 1 as the best-selling Christian/Gospel album at iTunes® during release week and wrapped up the week as the second bestselling SoundScan Christian/Gospel Digital Album (LeCrae was No. 1)...
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*Tuesday, October 28, 2014*

The Classic Crime
The Classic Crime's new anniversary album What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited is now available via BC Music in both physical and digital formats. Featuring a mix of both acoustic and rearranged versions of fan and band favorites, WWDV1 can be purchased online via iTunes, Amazon.com and the BadChristian web-store as well as physical retails like FYE and more. "This has been a huge process that has spanned over a year from conception to completion," said guitarist/vocalist, Matt MacDonald. "WWDV1 started out as a simple acoustic idea, but due...
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Matthew West
When the Kansas City Royals baseball team became 2014's American League champions and headed to the World Series, Matthew West, who happens to be a die-hard Royals' fan, just had to "do something" about it. Parodying the widely-known hit song "Royals" by Lorde, West recorded his own version of the song by changing the lyrics to celebrate the exciting win for Kansas City...
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Nichole Nordeman
Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point announce A Night of Celebration in New York City with David Jeremiah and Friends on December 4 at the historic Beacon Theatre. The evening includes musical guests Matthew West, Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers, Nichole Nordeman, and Uriel Vega...
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Contemporary Christian rock band Waiting Hill has signed with Nashville, TN based Jacob's Well Records. The band will be featured on WATC TV-57's flagship show "Atlanta Live" on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. The faith-based station has been a stalwart in the Atlanta, Georgia area since 1984, and Atlanta Live features local ministries, musicians and civic leaders on a nightly basis. The 3-song performance will broadcast live on TV to a potential audience of over...
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Radikal Hughes' "Alone Tonight" is a deep introspective heart felt hip-hop track featuring Sevin and Bizzle. Beat production by Kajmir Royale. "Alone Tonight" describes how each artist has personally felt the pain of abandonment and isolation in their life, and will make you reflect on the times where you have personally felt the pain of those feelings as well...
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*Monday, October 27, 2014*

Skillet
GRAMMY®-nominated platinum-selling rockers Skillet will return to the famed Winter Jam stage to headline the blockbuster tour's 20th year, it was announced tonight. Reigning as the world's #1 first quarter tour for four consecutive years, NewSong's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular revealed its 2015 line-up and cities during a special event earlier this evening at Nashville's Hard Rock Café...
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Trip Lee
Reach Recording artist Trip Lee has released his long awaited fifth full-length album Rise today and it is available in retail outlets and digital platforms nationwide. Executive produced by long friend and Grammy award winning producer Gawvi (Lecrae, Andy Mineo), Rise is a call-to-action for fans to experience and live life to the fullest, while still honoring their faith and beliefs. The album will also feature label mates Lecrae and Andy Mineo as well as soul singer Leah Smith...
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Kathy Troccoli
Singer-Songwriter, Speaker, author and Dove Award-winning entertainer Kathy Troccoli, makes a rare appearance in the Nashville area as she brings her national woman's gathering, called Hope's Alive to Franklin Tn. Troccoli, a beloved CCM artist whose many #one hits include "My Life Is In Your Hands" and "Go Light Your World", will sing and speak, offering Scriptures, stories, laughter and an imaginatively presented...
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Danny Gokey
Known as a national leader and advocate to eradicate homelessness and hunger across the country, Danny Gokey is gearing up for the season of giving and National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 15 to 23, by participating in events around the country to support those in the local community who are faced with these challenges. Gokey kicked off the events earlier this month by performing at the grand opening of Hope Manor II, a housing development for veterans at risk of homelessness. It is operated by Volunteers of America...
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HillaryJane matches a visual to her single "Wild Side" - a song about being confident in being truly different. "Wild Side" is from HillaryJane's debut EP 'Stix and Stones' which released this summer and peaked at #3 on the iTunes R&B charts. "It is dangerous to not follow the crowd. Everyone thinks they are doing it, but they are really not...
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Dove Award-winning North Point Music artist Seth Condrey releases a four-song digital EP, Worship Sessions Vol. 1, today. The project, taped on location in Costa Rica where Condrey is working with North Point strategic partner church Openhouse, features worship favorites as well as four accompanying music videos. One of Atlanta-based North Point Community Church's primary worship leaders, Condrey moved to Costa Rica a year ago, motivated by his long-time interest in Latin American...
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*Friday, October 24, 2014*

MENTAL, the latest release by six-time Dove Award Winning Christian rap/hip-hop artist KJ-52, has taken off, reaching the number 1 spot on its October 21 release date on the iTunes Christian chart. Perhaps more notably, the album achieved the #23 spot on the overall iTunes Top 100, and is holding steady in the top 10 on the Christian chart throughout this release week. Despite being released as KJ's first project as an independent artist, MENTAL debuts as the fastest selling album in his fourteen-year career...
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Revolver has premiered a new video this morning from Los Angeles based Silent Planet. The song “Native Blood” is from their forthcoming full-length, The Night God Slept to be released via Solid State Records (Fit For A King, Demon Hunter) on November 10th...
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*Thursday, October 23, 2014*

In August, 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist Colton Dixon released Anchor, his highly anticipated sophomore album. Making a splash in its first week, Anchor debuted at No. 1 on four charts! This is Dixon's second No. 1 album debut, following in the footsteps of his successful debut LP, A Messenger...
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In support of the launch of Rhett Walker Band's latest release HERE'S TO THE ONES, which released last week on Essential/Sony, the Gospel Music Association is featuring the band in its "New Music Showcase" on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The live streaming event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Shamblin Theater at Lipscomb University in Nashville...
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*Wednesday, October 22, 2014*

Last week, Dee-1 made a huge splash in the rap-game with his debut performance on the BET Hip Hop Awards' Cypher and the release of his new single, "Against Us" on RCA Inspiration. The New Orleans based rapper celebrated both successes with a performance at SOB's in New York City during BET's Music Matter's Showcase that left fans and music critics alike buzzing...
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Manic Drive
Just one week after the release of their highly anticipated album VIP, MANIC DRIVE is announcing their participation in the upcoming One Life Tour. Kicking off November 1, the One Life Tour will feature other rising artists, including Fireflight, Last Watch and North 11, along with special speaker Sean G Park. Sponsored by JUCE TV, the One Life Tour is an evening of music, ministry, outreach and encouragement...
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Ginny Owens
Ginny Owens - an artist who made her name as a deeply spiritual singer-songwriter with alternative pop smarts that captivated Lilith Fair Tour, Sundance Film Festival, club and church audiences alike - will release her eighth studio album I Know A Secret, November 10th on her own label Chick Power Music, in partnership with Word/Warner...
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War of Ages have released the video for "Chaos Theory", the second single from their 2014 album "Supreme Chaos". Shot and directed by Matt Spencer, the video takes place in the band's hometown at a local venue packed out with fans and friends...
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*Tuesday, October 21, 2014*

Project 86
Revered rock band Project 86 will make its monumental return with a powerful new album titled Knives To The Future, which is scheduled for release on November 11th via Team Black Recordings. In preparation for the release, the band has teamed up with Loudwire.com today to unveil their title track, "Knives To The Future." Fans can also pre-order the record now at http://project86.gobigwin.com/...
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Last night, husband/wife duo Copperlily announced the release of a brand new EP for today, October 21st. You can grab the 3-song release on iTunes for just $2.97, and it includes the songs "The Beautiful Unseen," "Every Chance I Get," and "Fast and Slow." The EP will be followed by their first full-length release, Copperlily, slated to drop in March of next year. Consisting of former Gotee Records solo artist Stephanie Smith and her husband, House of Heroes frontman Tim Skipper, Copperlily also self-released their first project, Love Is A Legend, this past January...
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The Classic Crime
The Classic Crime has teamed up with AbsolutePunk.net to stream a 'revisited' version of "The Coldest Heart," taken from the band's upcoming anniversary album, What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited. Stream "The Coldest Heart" at: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3710967. Featuring a mix of both acoustic and rearranged versions of fan and band favorites, WWDV1 will release October 27...
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OBB
"Bright Side," the title-cut from Dove Award-nominated Curb recording artist OBB's full-length debut, is featured in "Dallas Stars Edition," the newly-released video from Dude Perfect, one of YouTube's largest sports channels. With more than 1.3 million views in just over a week, the clip showcases hockey tricks from Dallas Stars players Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, along with Dude Perfect...
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October 2014 is proving to be a significant month for Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and accomplished worship leader Laura Hackett Park. Not only is her new, 5-star-acclaimed album, Love Will Have Its Day, releasing today from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City...
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Tragic Hero supplies another head nodding Wes Pendleton track filled with insightful social commentary. With recent features on chart topping album release like Swoope's "Sinema...
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*Monday, October 20, 2014*

Derek Minor
Singer-songwriter and producer Derek Minor has signed a distribution and label services deal with Entertainment One for his upcoming album… Empire. The new music will be the first released by the popular rapper since he left Reach Records earlier this year. Minor's most recent project Minorville, reached the top of Billboard's Gospel Music Charts and also earned Stellar and Dove Award nominations for the CD and single, "Dear Mr. Christian...
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for King & Country
Top-selling, award-winning for KING & COUNTRY are being greeted by thousands of music fans in every "YOU MATTER-THE TOUR" city. With capacity crowds and 13 sold-out concerts already logged, tickets for upcoming events continue to sell at an unprecedented pace and are available through www.forkingandcountry.com. In addition to general admission tickets, there are a limited number of VIP tickets in select markets that include early entry and a special Q&A session with Australian brothers Joel and Luke, who make up for KING & COUNTRY...
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Lindsay McCaul
Singer/songwriter Lindsay McCaul performs the title track from her Centricity Music album One More Step, on an upcoming 700 Club Interactive feature. The segment will air Thursday, October 23, 9:30 am EDT on ABC Family. Besides two performances, that include the song, "With The Brokenhearted," McCaul gives an in-depth interview about her career, music ministry, and how the song "One More Step" is dedicated to her deceased father...
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"A short time ago, I was living a much different life than I am today...", says Drom's newest signing hip hop artist, Jay Robinson aka Jericho. The Florida-native, who now calls Nashville, TN his home, has been traveling all over the world ministering through his lyrics. "We just love Jay's heart for evangelism", says David Hanley (CEO and President of Dream Label Group). "He's so determined to save souls that we just couldn't help but want to work with him." Jericho's album titled, Road 2 Redemption is a powerfully impactful album full of thought provoking lyrics sure to make the listener think about their own lives and how important their relationship really is to Jesus." With a rigorous touring schedule, Jericho's album will be releasing on Drom this November 11th...
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After a great debut first week for his album Shadowlands, Matthew Parker is pleased to announce the Shadowlands Remix Contest. The incredibly talented remix artist decided to open up his sound cloud account with stems to his track, "Shadowlands Ft. Anna Criss" for fans to put their own spin on the song and people are showing up to show their talent. "Many people have told me they are entering the contest, and with the many remixes that are starting to pour in, it looks like it's going to be hard to pick the winners for this but I'm thankful for everybody's version of the song.", says Matthew Parker...
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Casting Crowns received its sixth career American Music Awards nomination this week for the "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational" category, in which fans can log on to AMAvote.com to cast their ballots. The group's current release, THRIVE, hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Casting Crowns is currently on the fall leg of its highly successful Thrive Tour with nine sellout dates announced so far, including the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo. The Thrive Tour continues through 2015, in which the band will perform at New York's famed Carnegie Hall on January 24...
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*Sunday, October 19, 2014*

Lauren Daigle
Centricity Music's Lauren Daigle has blasted onto the music and retail charts with her new project, How Can It Be. The title track is the first single and already is No. 4 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Songs chart and at Billboard is No. 16 on NCA and AC Monitored Charts, and No. 13 at AC Indicator. At the same time, Daigle's new EP is No. 14 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Top Albums chart. Media is also chiming in...
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London's Worship Central return this fall with a new live recording that boldly reminds believers that they are Set Apart for the Kingdom of God. The 14-track album releases globally on October 27 through Integrity Music with availability in retail stores and through all major digital service providers including iTunes and Amazon...
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*Friday, October 17, 2014*

Emery
Emery has announced a November headlining tour with The Classic Crime and Artifex Pereo beginning November 10 in Houston, Texas. VIP tickets are on sale now at: http://www.emeryvip.com/, including a special full band Emery acoustic set, meet and greet experience and more. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below. Emery commented, "People always beg us to 'do an acoustic tour' or 'bring Emery acoustic to a living room show' and so we figured that maybe we could do that while we are already in town for a rock show, and then we could meet the special fans that are responsible for us having such a long and awesome career...
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KJ-52
Six-time Dove Award winning Christian rap/hip-hop artist, KJ-52 will unveil his new album, MENTAL on October 21, 2014. His first release in over two years, MENTAL kicks off strong with the debut single GAMEFACE quickly climbing to the top of the charts at CHR radio outlets, as well as the song TONIGHT being tapped as a theme song for ESPN's acclaimed Monday Night Football, kicking off this weekend...
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Indie label Come&Live! recently put together a special documentary about their visit to Colombia, called Colombia [Esto Es Reino]. Today, Come&Live! founder Chad Johnson sent out this update that includes info on how you can watch and help spread the word about "Colombia...
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The Collective presents its debut release, 'COLLECTIVE VOICES', Volume I, a compilation of new UK grassroots worship music from a selection of up and coming songwriters. Out now. Born from a shared vision to pour into worship into the United Kingdom, The Collective has formed to offer a platform for the expression...
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*Thursday, October 16, 2014*

Sanctus Real
The anticipated album from Sanctus Real - The Dream - is now available. Released on Tuesday, October 14th, this is the seventh studio album from the two-time GRAMMY-nominated band based in Toledo, Ohio. Since banding together 18 years ago, Sanctus Real's The Dream (Capitol Christian Music Group) shares 12 brand new songs including its first single, “Lay It Down,” which is currently No. 8 this week at Hot AC and continues to climb the National Audience and AC charts...
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Michael W. Smith
Rocketown, a Nashville-based nonprofit agency, hosted their annual Comedy For A Cause event on Monday night, October 13. Despite the weather, more than 500 people attended the event to support Rocketown and see St. Louis-based comedian Tim Hawkins, the entertainer for the evening. The evening started off with a silent auction where many of Nashville's most recognizable faces were bidding on more than 150 items donated by celebrities and local businesses. Rocketown Chairman, Mark Blaze opened the night's festivities with a welcoming speech and thanked everyone involved including Co-Chairs...
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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, is set to salute gospel leaders Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at its 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Atlanta. The event, which was previously held in Nashville, is slated for Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Ga.)...
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Tragic Hero supplies another head nodding Wes Pendleton track filled with insightful social commentary. With recent features on chart topping album release like Swoope's "Sinema" and Canon's "Loose Canon Vol. 2", Tragic Hero has been gearing up for his upcoming release and tour (The Resistance Tour)...
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*Wednesday, October 15, 2014*

The Classic Crime
The Classic Crime has teamed up with PropertyOfZack.com to stream three new songs from the band's upcoming anniversary album What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited, out October 27 (digital release, October 28) on BC Music. Stream the tracks "All the Memories," "We All Look Elsewhere" and "Salt in the Snow" exclusively at: http://propertyofzack.com/post/100008447463/the-classic-crime-debut-songs-from-what-was-done-vol...
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Mandisa
On the heels of nabbing her first Dove Award last week for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year with Overcomer, GRAMMY® winner Mandisa was surprised by her record company, publisher and management backstage at a show last weekend with a plaque commemorating the RIAA Gold Certification of her Digital Single "Good Morning." "Good Morning," which features a rap cameo by tobyMac...
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This November, War of Ages are joining forces with Battlecross and Wretched on the Winter Warriors Tour, paying tribute to the military with special events throughout the tour. Tickets on sale this Friday...
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Newest Clear Sight Music recording artist, Mike REAL, releases music video to songs "So High Up" and "The Immortals." The video begins with a scenic background from his hometown of St. Louis, MO. "We were able to capture a great vantage point of downtown," said FLAME, the label's owner...
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"Fade Away (feat. Tragic Hero)" is the fourth song in a series of six weekly tracks from Middle Clash. This one features guest vocals from Tragic Hero. Wes Pendleton & Taelor Gray have joined together to create the producer/emcee team, "Middle Clash". In accordance with The Resistance Tour, they will be releasing a brand new...
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The "degrees of separation" from Jesus too often felt by His modern day disciples literally melt away through the narrative lens of author Sherri Gragg's compelling new devotional book, Arms Open Wide. It is in seeing Christ through the eyes of the "real people of His day"--people who He encountered such as the woman at the well, blind Bartimaeus...
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*Tuesday, October 14, 2014*

Rhett Walker Band
The Rhett Walker Band releases their sophomore album today, Oct. 14, on Essential/Sony titled HERE'S TO THE ONES, with a deluxe version also available, containing four additional bonus tracks. Since their 2012 debut, COME TO THE RIVER, the Rhett Walker Band has toured non-stop with everyone...
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Lecrae
Reach Records' dominated the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards last Tuesday night at Lipscomb University. With multiple Dove wins, founder and Billboard's No. 1 selling artist in the country Lecrae serving as co-host with MercyMe's Bart Millard, and enthralling performances, it was a night to be remembered. The annual award ceremony aired on Sunday, Oct. 12 on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)...
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New Orleans based rapper, Dee-1 continues his mission to elevate the rap game with the release of his new single, "Against Us" available today on all digital music providers. "Against Us" is the powerful first single from Dee-1's forthcoming EP, 3'S UP, scheduled for release at the top of the year. In addition to releasing new music, Dee-1 scored a spot on this year's BET Hip Hop Award's Cypher. Tune into the BET Hip Hop Awards, premiering Tuesday, October 14 at 8:00...
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Fifteen-year veteran worship leader and recording artist, Joshua Mills has unveiled his first-ever holiday record Christmas Miracle, available in stores and on digital platforms now. With his first original Christmas single "It Snowed" impacting radio on October 17, the 15- track disc shares the message of hope and miracles that come in all shapes and sizes...
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Manic Drive
For fans of the Toronto-based MANIC DRIVE, it has been a long three-year wait since their acclaimed studio project, EPIC. Since its inception, this award-winning trio has built a loyal international following, fostered by their infectious brand of power-pop and a genuine commitment to a relationship with their audience. Today, October 14, a new season begins. Manic Drive made a conscious decision to step away from the label system and release their fifth studio album, VIP, as indie artists...
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Day One Worship, the worship team from one of the nation's leading churches, First Baptist Dallas, releases its debut album 'From the Dust' on November 11. The project is in partnership with in:ciite Media and distributed by Capitol Music Distribution. The 'From the Dust' pre-sale launches on iTunes October 28...
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toby
"Not Forgotten," the highly anticipated new single from GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, releases at iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets today. Featuring GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum recording artist TobyMac, the song was penned by Stevenson and Toby McKeehan and produced by Chuck Butler (Royal Tailor, Group 1 Crew)...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED has been nominated for an American Music Award as the nominations were announced yesterday. UNITED is nominated for "Contemporary Inspirational Artist," and this is the group's first AMA nomination. The 2014 AMAs will be broadcast LIVE from the Nokia Theater L.A. on November 23rd on the ABC Network. The AMAs are a fan-voted award show with winners determined by votes cast online as well as via Twitter. The voting is now open, fans can vote by going to the AMA site here...
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Izzi Ray, daughter of Christian music veteran Crystal Lewis, releases her sophomore CD, Make Much Of You, today. The project, which is available at all digital and brick and mortar retailers, is being distributed through Word Distribution. Musician/producer Blaine Stark produced the 10-song CD, which features the debut single, "Heaven Is Your Throne...
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*Monday, October 13, 2014*

Martin Smith
Former Delirious? frontman, co-founder and primary songwriter, Martin Smith releases Back To The Start, Oct. 21 though Integrity Music exclusively throughout North America. Combining favorites from his 5-star-acclaimed solo debut, God's Great Dance Floor, Step 01, and second, full-length installment, God's Great Dance Floor, Step 02, the resulting collection reintroduces songs recently heard on Martin's tour with Bethel Music to North American audiences...
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Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith's first traditional hymns album, appropriately titled Hymns, won the 2014 Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year on Oct. 7. The album is exclusively available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com and features many of the songs that Smith sang in church when he was young. This is the first Dove Award for an album released through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program...
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Duck Dynasty’s Al and Lisa Robertson were part of the impressive line-up for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which aired last night on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The Robertsons’ presented the award for Inspirational Film of the Year, along with co-presenter Jason Crabb. The winner, “God’s Not Dead,” was accepted by actor, David White, and the Newsboys...
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*Friday, October 10, 2014*

Lecrae
On Sunday night (Oct. 12) fans can tune in at 8:30pm (PST) to watch Lecrae's concert live. Lecrae has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream his October 12, 2014 concert live from the Anomaly Tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. Fans can tune in on October 12th at 8:30pm (PST) here. Fans will also have the freedom to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360...
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*Thursday, October 9, 2014*

Plumb
Curb Records artist PLUMB is honored to help launch the new LITTLE ONES initiative through humanitarian organization FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY. The groundbreaking program inspires and enables families to break the cycles of poverty in the crucial first 1000 days of life, focusing not merely on the child but supporting and educating the parents and communities as well. Always attracted to bringing hope to the darkest of places, Plumb traveled along with her husband and three children to Santa Cecilia, Guatemala this past July to experience firsthand the work of...
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Danny Gokey
BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey celebrated his chart-topping hit "Hope In Front of Me" at a surprise No. 1 bash following the Dove Awards. Gathering with family, friends and his team of industry leaders, Gokey was feted with speeches by BMG executives, industry VIPs and radio. To commemorate the event, he received a No. 1 plaque for his single, which spent four weeks on the top of the Christian radio chart, and for his album, which debuted at No. 1 on multiple Billboard Christian charts...
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Erica Campbell won a GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for her first solo and Grammy-nominated single "A Little More Jesus" on Tuesday. The GMA Dove Awards were given out this past week at an incredible, all-star event in Nashville, TN. Erica was a featured performer, singing her popular title track "Help," where she was joined by Dove Awards co-host Lecrae. The show will be televised this Sunday, October 12th nationally on TBN at 10pm EST / 9pm CST/ 7pm PST...
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The City Harmonic
The 36th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards nominations were recently announced with Integrity Music's artists and albums receiving nine nominations, including six nominations alone for The City Harmonic. Winners of multiple Covenant Awards in years past, The City Harmonic received nominations this year for Artist of the Year and Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Worship Album of the Year for Heart and Song of the Year and Praise & Worship Song of the Year for "Praise The Lord...
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Family Force 5
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 lands its first-ever Hot AC / CHR No. 1 radio hit as "Let It Be Love" tops the chart this week. Emphasizing the life-giving power of grace, the Dove Award nominated song is from the band's acclaimed new album, Time Stands Still, which shot to the top of multiple retail sales charts when it debuted Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment...
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Former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm has a lot of reason to celebrate with the release of her first book - "The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living" - available now. Chronicling her courageous story of a battle against depression, suicidal thoughts, drug use and physical abuse, "The Reason - How I Discovered a Life Worth Living" leads readers down the rocky path that led to Sturm founding the popular and GRAMMY-nominated rock group Flyleaf...
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Hillsong United
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards took place last night at Lipscomb University in Nashville and, once again, Mandisa was a highlight of the show. Mandisa entered the night as one of the most nominated artists - alongside host Lecrae, Artist of the Year Hillsong UNITED and Matt Maher - and was the previous year's winner of the 2013 UPLift Someone Award. Taking the stage with the Cantinas Dance Project out of California, Mandisa performed her No. 1 hit "Overcomer" for an excited Dove Awards audience...
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*Wednesday, October 8, 2014*

Ellie Holcomb
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb was named New Artist of the Year at last night's Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. Holcomb is one of only two independent artists that have won this award. During her acceptance speech, Holcomb tearily shared with the audience, "I am so honored and really shocked actually. What good company to be in and what an honor. I’m so humbled. What...
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Dream Records is excited to announce the signing of Soulfire Revolution to its growing and exciting roster. With quick comparisons to Hillsong's Young & Free and Jesus Culture, the Bogota, Columbian group came out with a storm with their debut titled, Revival. "We feel honored to be able to work with Dream Records", shares Soulfire Revolution's Lorena Castellanos...
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Lauren Daigle
Capturing the authentic songs and live worship experience of a songwriters' retreat, COME ALIVE: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat releases with seven new songs for congregational worship on November 11, 2014 globally through CentricWorship. The EP is available today for pre-order with three instant gratification tracks. Including songs recorded at both the first and second CentricWorship retreats, the EP marks the second release from the newly formed imprint of Centricity Publishing...
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Kari Jobe
Capitol CMG and GRAMMY-nominated worship artist Kari Jobe was honored with the GMA Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year for her media acclaimed release Majestic. Jobe also performed her song "Forever" from the award-winning album during the taped broadcast. The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held last night at Lipscomb University at Allen Arena and will be aired on TBN this Sunday, October 12. This marks Jobe's fourth Dove Award and first Praise and Worship Album of the Year...
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MercyMe
MercyMe lead-singer Bart Millard co-hosted the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards with Lecrae last night, and even so, had no idea what was in store following the band's lively performance of their No. 1 radio single "Greater." As the multi-platinum, award-winning band wrapped, the band's manager, Scott Brickell and Fair Trade Service's President Jeff Moseley presented MercyMe with a plaque commemorating 2 million downloads of their worldwide hit "I Can Only Imagine," followed by a standing ovation from the audience. "I Can Only Imagine" is the first single in the Christian genre to receive RIAA Double-Platinum Certification and also made history as the first to go Platinum...
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Capitol CMG
Capitol CMG Label Group celebrated nine Dove Award wins at last night's 45th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. The label garnered wins in the top categories of Artist of the Year - Hillsong UNITED, Song of the Year - "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Overcomer, Praise & Worship Album of the Year - Kari Jobe Majestic. A complete list of Capitol CMG winners is below. "We could not be more proud of our amazing artists who were recognized by the GMA voters...
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Skillet
Skillet continues to prove themselves as a leading force in the diverse world of rock music as they were awarded Rock Album of the Year for RISE and Rock Song of the Year for "Not Gonna Die" at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards last night at Lipscomb University in Nashville. The honors reflect the success of RISE, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. "Not Gonna Die" was one of several No. 1 radio hits to come from the album...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED was honored with five GMA Dove Awards last night at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards held at Lipscomb University. UNITED swept all five categories they were nominated for including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year awards. As well as their Artist of the Year and Song of the Year awards, UNITED was presented with Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Pop Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - all with their hit single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)...
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RAVE Ministries, a non-profit ministry for teenage girls, has launched a campaign to encourage girls and young women to say YES to God-given beauty. During the month of November, RAVE is launching its third annual No Makeup November, a 30-day challenge to commit to going without makeup...
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*Tuesday, October 7, 2014*

Dove Awards
Tonight, the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out in 42 categories, as well as 4 special awards, with Hillsong UNITED taking home 5 honors, including the coveted “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” trophies. Switchfoot and Skillet joined Hillsong UNITED as multiple winners of the evening. Co-hosted by Lecrae and MercyMe’s Bart Milliard, the awards drew a record attendance at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University. The entire show will be broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 12. For a full list of winners, please click HERE...
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Facedown artist Fallstar have released their new music video for "Eclipse", the scorching new tour de force track from their label debut Backdraft. This blast of adrenaline presents the idea of chaos to enlightenment, that humanity will not destroy the world but through an awakening, mankind has the ability to create a near utopic society. See "Eclipse...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce that award-winning and critically-acclaimed recording artist Je'kob, following on the success of his "Faith Hope Love" album series, is releasing his newest album today entitled "This Side of the Sky." Je'kob does not shy away from weighty topics in his newest work. In the midst of controversy surrounding Christian artists and their stances on origin of life, Je'kob's central theme on the album answer the questions, "How did we all get here? And what is our purpose?" Through rap artistry, Je'kob tackles many core issues surrounding our generation, including Intelligent Design, Abortion, Human Trafficking, and Fatherhood...
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With heavy beat-thumping production from Atlanta producer, Go Grizzly (credits include Future, August Alsina, Young Dro, etc.) Gsep Music sprinkles positivity in Hip-Hop by encouraging listeners to keep striving, and to passionately pursue their purpose in his new single, "Ambition...
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Check out a new remix for a track off Sivion's "Group Therapy" album release. Swiss beat-maker Soulseize handles this remix of "Real Talk" from Sivion's "Group Therapy" album...
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With her third album, roots-pop singer/songwriter Jessica Campbell proves there's strength in numbers. Largely produced by Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michaelson, Katie Herzig), III captures Campbell in an adventurous mood, looking to build something new on top of the foundation that's always anchored her...
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Bring the power of Christian music to your kids! Introducing the new series, Capitol Kids!, launched by Star Song Music, featuring the best in Christian music sung by kids. Whether it's radio hits, worship songs or Christmas music, kids will love these collections of music made just for them. Kids are already singing these songs in the car and at church, but now the songs are more accessible with the voices of their peers...
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On Tuesday, October 14th We Are Leo will release their highly anticipated project Fightback Soundtrack. It will be their first album in three years marking their sophomore release and debut on Dream Records. Fans can now pre-order this album on iTunes and get an instant download of their debut single, "You're The Best Thing...
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One of the biggest songs of 2014 is accompanied by a 24-hour music video which professes happiness over 21,000 times (we did the math). The success of this song proves what we already know... people just want to be happy. Humble Beast Artist, Jackie Hill Perry, unpacks this desire and makes us question our motivations on her debut album "The Art of Joy"...
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Compton California based Keno Camp have released yet another free track today entitled "I'm Real" as a precursor to their upcoming Mix Tape on Trendency Records. The song is live now on Sound Cloud, NoiseTrade and Email Unlock. The title and release date for the Mix Tape have not been determined yet...
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Nashville indie-rock outfit DINNER AND A SUIT have released their brand new EP STAY today. Led by first single "Can't Get Enough" - which AllThingsGo declared "powerful and polished" in their exclusive premiere last month - the EP has built early anticipation around the web, including a "Daily Discovery" pick from American Songwriter, "Artist To Watch" feature from Kings Of A&R and "New Music Discovery" feature at Daily Unsigned...
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Mike Smith, president of Michael Smith and Associates, has announced open registration for the Fall edition of his Artist Management Training Course. Hosted by the 30-year music industry veteran, Artist Management Training Course is designed for those seeking a career as an artist manager, as well as for artists that want a better understanding of the industry and proven tools to move themselves forward...
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*Monday, October 6, 2014*

Vota
VOTA launched the "Love Found Me" campaign in early 2013 and partnered with Tiny Hands International and Taylor University in an effort to help curb human trafficking from Nepal into India through the funding of border patrol stations. To date, the campaign has surpassed its initial goal of raising $150,000 to fund five border monitoring stations on the border of Nepal and India for five years. The stations will help prevent and estimated 3000 girls from being trafficked between the countries...
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Hillsong
When the team at Hillsong Church launched "No Other Name" - the title of their recently released album and theme of the 2014 Hillsong Conference - they knew those simple but powerful three words would hit home. Yet the impact and reach of the message went beyond their expectations, with the album remaining in the top 10 on iTunes Christian & Gospel genre in 20 countries three months after its release...
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*Friday, October 3, 2014*

Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil
Foiled again… or for the first time? That may be the question with Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil, a freshly founded quartet of Nashville-based rock figures. In the eyes of fans of the respective members' previous bands, this may even count as a quasi-supergroup; to the rest of the world, they'll seem like not-so-dewy-eyed newcomers whose seasoned muscularity must have miraculously developed overnight. Either way, it's a giant - yet lean! -sound they'll be debuting when Goliath arrives Nov. 18 via Splint Entertainment. Preceding their 11-song collection, co-produced by Menomena's Danny Seim, is a video for the single "Only a Ride...
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KJ-52
"Gameface" is the new music video from KJ-52's "Mental" album. KB, Soul Glo Activatur, and FLAME join KJ-52 on the track. The video is directed by Unveil Creative. This is a world that seeks to break us down... in the game of life we have to be prepared. An athlete before he heads onto the field prepares himself for what he has to do that day by putting on his "gameface". This parallels what the bible calls "the mind of Christ" and "putting on the whole armor of God...
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TFK
Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH consistently records the "fists-in-the-air" anthems embraced by the sports entertainment world to fire-up their faithful fans. The band's second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, released Aug. 26 through The Fuel Music, is no exception. Although the album dares to lower the volume on a few songs and allow the melodies and words to soar, tracks like lead single "Born This Way," which became the band's 15th Christian No. 1 rock hit this week, and "Untraveled Road," are two adrenaline-fueled tunes already tapped for highlight reels...
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*Thursday, October 2, 2014*

Andrew Peterson
Singer/songwriter/author Andrew Peterson is sure to delight his faithful fans with his latest release, After All These Years. It’s a body of work that showcases some of the most poignant songs from his 18-year recording career. Produced by Harold Rubens (audio engineer for Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath, Robbie Seay), After All These Years presents many of...
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Disciple
Rock band Disciple released independently its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, to worldwide markets last week through The Fuel Music. The 5-star acclaimed album becomes an immediate bestseller this week, marching all the way to No. 2 on the SoundScan Christian chart, just behind LeCrae, and to No. 44 on the Billboard Top 200. The album continues to be available...
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Photo release: Michael W. Smith celebrated the release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas Album last night at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN...
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Thomas Nelson will release the second book in the company's new Refraction series, The Reluctant Journey, on October 14th. Written by noted author and Trevecca Nazarene University professor, Dr. Richard Leslie Parrott, the book shows you how to fulfill God's purpose for your life. Dr. Parrott gives practical steps and ways to live out the truths of the Lord's Prayer and stories of the founders of our faith. The book also offers thought-provoking questions for spiritual conversation and reflection...
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Author, Bible teacher and speaker Karen Jensen Salisbury is preparing to release her new book, How To Make The Right Decision Every Time: 10 Keys for Finding God's Direction, due out January 6, 2015, from Charisma House. In the new book, Jensen Salisbury spells out action steps for getting God's direction when making decisions, both large and small...
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*Wednesday, October 1, 2014*

Project 86
With their ninth studio album titled Knives to the Future set for release on November 11th, Project 86 is getting ready to hit the road with Disciple in October and Living Sacrifice in November. As the third release on the band's Team Black Recordings label, Knives to the Future will also be distributed by New Day/Selecto Hits and will once again be available in stores nationwide...
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Mandisa
GRAMMY® winner Mandisa brings a whole new element of "high energy and inspiration" on her first full-length remix album, Get Up: The Remixes, available now. Featuring 11 remixes of her biggest hits - including "Overcomer," "Stronger" and "Good Morning," all three of which Mandisa has performed on ABC's Good Morning America - Get Up: The Remixes follows the success of her best-selling and critically acclaimed album Overcomer...
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NewSong
GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, creators and hosts of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-one of the music industry's biggest annual tours-announces a star-studded line-up of top Christian artists for their highly-anticipated "The Very Merry Christmas Tour. GRAMMY®-nominees Jamie Grace and Sanctus Real, as well as chart-topping singer/songwriter Josh Wilson hit the road with NewSong beginning November 30 for the popular holiday tour...
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Meredith Andrews
The GMA continues to announce exciting additions to the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards with new performers, presenters and partners. Meredith Andrews & Vertical Church have been added as performers to the lineup, as well as Colton Dixon and Mark Hall of Casting Crowns as presenters. In addition, SoundExchange and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® join the event as key partners. Hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, the awards show...
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Huawei Device USA is celebrating Go BIG moments with a new brand video featuring the Ascend Mate2 (Mate2) 4G LTE smartphone. Shot in a documentary-style, this video expresses and defines what the company means by its philosophy: "Whatever you do, do it BIG." The video features Jeff Anderson's band Anderson Cale and their music, with a cameo from House of Heroes' drummer Colin Rigsby. To view the video...
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3MG is pleased to announce the signing of our newest artist, Erica Diamonds. 3MG is home to Billboard charting artists Gideonz Army, as well as R&B sensation T-Haddy...
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The announcement of Country Music Hall of Fame member and beloved artist Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2011 made history as he and his family began to fight the biggest battle of his life. The forthcoming documentary GLEN CAMPBELL…I'LL BE ME captures the undying bond between Campbell and his wife Kim, their family, and the power of music as he embarked on a 151-date "Goodbye Tour." The film is directed and produced by James Keach...
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INOV8 Music Group recording artist Leslie Woods is releasing her new worship project, "Resound," today. The six-song EP features beloved worship music, including "It Is Well," "To God Alone" and "At The Name," and others...
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*Tuesday, September 30, 2014*

Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson, the multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician known for his radio singles "I Refuse," "Before The Morning" and many more, has announced he will be hitting the road next month for his very first headlining tour. Presented by Compassional International, "The Carry Me Tour" - which will feature support from both Citizen Way and Dan Bremnes - will kick off on October 9 in Wentzville, MO and wrap November 2 in Murraysville, PA. Wilson is working hard to ensure that this is a concert experience you won't want to miss. "This fall as I'm embarking on my first headlining tour...
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After getting the attention of artists like Capital Kings, Andy Mineo, and Press Play, Michigan native and EDM artist Matthew Parker signed to Dream Records new EDM label, DROM. After many months of waiting, Matthew's debut, Shadowlands is here and is already making an impact. After being recognized for his incredible style of EDM on EDM.com, Parker's new album is certainly not a one dimensional piece of art...
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Jeremy Camp
GRAMMY®-nominated, Capitol CMG artist Jeremy Camp has released a brand new single today digitally. The new track “He Knows” is from his forthcoming new studio project slated to release in early 2015. The single went for adds last Friday receiving early adds from K-LOVE and Air1 stations. The single was the most added song at Christian AC and Hot AC/CHR formats receiving 38 adds and debuting on the National Christian Audience chart. Click here to watch the lyric video for “He Knows” and here to purchase the new song...
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Watch Crowder performing selections from his album Neon Steeple for Fox & Friends Fox & Friends: "My Beloved (Live)". After the Show Show: "Come As You Are (Live)" The Neon Steeple Tour with All Sons & Daughters + Capital Kings kicks of today in Springfield, MO! ...
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Regimen Records recording group 3 Winans Brothers - comprised of multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel legends BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans - have slated a wide range of activity surrounding the arrival of their hugely anticipated new album. Foreign Land - released in partnership with BMG and eOne Music - arrives in stores and on the iTunes Store, and all leading digital retailers on Tuesday, September 30th...
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Selah
Life:beautiful magazine presents "An Evening of Worship Featuring Selah" on Monday, October 6 at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased by visiting the Franklin Theatre's online box office. Making a rare hometown appearance, multi-Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah will present favorites spanning their nearly two decade career. The group will also perform the history-making #1 hit, "You Amaze Us," from their best-selling album of the same name...
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Stellar Award-Winning Recording Artist DeWayne Woods' latest single "Friend of Mine" is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and other digital store outlets September 30. The Soul Therapy Music Group single features Grammy Award-Winning artists Anthony Hamilton and Dave Hollister...
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On the heels of his multi-week #1 song, "Hope in Front of Me," (recorded by Danny Gokey), producer/songwriter, Bernie Herms, celebrates being a part of a history making debut by Barbra Streisand. Herms served as a producer and co-writer on the song, "I Still Can See Your Face," recorded by Barbra Streisand and Andrea Bocelli on her new album, Partners, which debuted at #1, making history by being the first artist to debut at #1 for 6 consecutive decades...
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*Monday, September 29, 2014*

MercyMe
The 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International, announces its 2015 artist lineup. Headlining the Roadshow are tour founders MercyMe who will be joined by Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii and Group 1 Crew. Being introduced on the tour are newcomer artists I Am They and Jon Guerra, while Shaun Groves is slated as the guest speaker...
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Israel Houghton
Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton releases "Covered" the powerful debut single from his upcoming live recording, COVERED…ALIVE IN ASIA (RGM-New Breed Music / RCA Inspiration) to radio today. Written and produced by Israel Houghton with co-producers Aaron Lindsey and Kevin Camp, "Covered" is an anointed praise and worship anthem that rejoices about God's grace received at the cross. "Covered" will be available on all digital music providers beginning Tuesday, October 14...
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Planetshakers
Capturing the energy, excitement and worldwide movement of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers Band is set to release THIS IS OUR TIME globally through Integrity Music October 21, 2014. Recorded at this year's annual Planetshakers Awakening event in Melbourne, the CD/DVD is an anthemic, joy-infused project aimed at empowering the faithful, urging them to seize the day...
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Capitol Christian Music Group is proud to announce that singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes has been nominated for three GMA Canada Covenant Awards. Bremnes is recognized for both Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as for Song of the Year for his current single, "Beautiful." The 36th Annual Covenant Awards will be presented in Vancouver, Canada on November 13...
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Grits
GRITS is a five-time Dove Award-winning and two-time Grammy nominated hip-hop duo. Together, Coffee Jones & Bonafide have toured the world and recorded eleven full-length albums, and their songs have been featured in blockbuster hit films like "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift", Martin Lawrence's "Big Momma's House 2", and Jack Nicholson's "Something's Gotta Give". Their single "Ooh Ahh" has been RIAA Certified GOLD, and the duo has sold over 900,000 albums since their start in 1995. In addition to the accolades won by the group, GRITS founded Revolution Art, an independent record label working with several artists at the start of their careers...
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Gospel Music Hall of Famer and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy has joined Shadowlands recording artist Jean Watson on the Celtic-infused holiday project, Christmas...Not The Way It Seems. Watson enlisted Keaggy's talents on the lead single, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Keaggy also joined the classically trained singer/songwriter and violinist on the video for the single, which was directed by award-winning director and producer Ben Pearson (Blue Like Jazz)...
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Multiple Dove Award recipient, as well as Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist, Antonio Neal has released "Welcome Home," the first single from his new EP of the same name. The video of the single recently topped the playlist at TuneCore...
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HOUSEHOLD are currently premiering their debut album, With or Without, in its entirety via Bandcamp. The record is officially due out tomorrow, September 30, via Blood & Ink Records. Fans can purchase the album on Bandcamp for $5.00 this week only...
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*Friday, September 26, 2014*

Big Idea
Fans have been wondering what will be in store for VeggieTales after DreamWorks announced plans to bring the show to NetFlix. This week, Big Idea Productions revealed the forthcoming look of the beloved characters and the reactions from fans have been more of shock and panic than support. In a couple of videos addressing the changes, VeggieTales co-founder Mike Nawrocki explains the changes as giving them a fresh, new modern look, given that their original look hadn't...
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Here Is My Worship, the new solo project from International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) worship artist Jaye Thomas, debuted at No. 8 on Soundscan's Praise & Worship chart upon its release on September 9 via Forerunner Music. Moreover, Here Is My Worship also landed at No. 27 on the overall Contemporary Christian Albums chart, marking Thomas...
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"Gotham Fog" is the second song in a series of six weekly tracks from Wes Pendleton and Taelor Gray, AKA Middle Clash. Wes Pendleton may be a familiar name from his soul laden beattape work with Illect Recordings and Mellow Orange. He's joined forces with emcee Taelor Gray to form Middle Clash...
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Lucid Artist, a renowned artist management company, content creator and distributor based in Nashville, TN, readies the release of All is Calm, All is Bright: Songs of Christmas, a thirteen song multi-artist holiday recording bowing October 21. Produced by Dove-nominated singer-songwriter Andrew Greer...
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*Thursday, September 25, 2014*

OBB
Bright Side, the highly anticipated full-length debut from Dove Award-nominated Curb recording artist OBB, is set to bow September 30. Produced by Justin Ebach, the project features 12 selections co-written by the Atlanta-based pop band. Bright Side is highlighted by the group's latest single, "That Kind Of Faith," encapsulating OBB's ultimate desire to encourage and motivate listeners. "Jesus talks a lot about faith, and our faith makes us whole," the band's Nich Oswald says. "It's our faith in Jesus that determines how we live. Peter walked on water because of faith. I want to do the impossible. I want that kind of faith."..
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Check out this brand new Gideon track "Survive" featuring Caleb Shomo of Beartooth. The new album "Calloused" comes out in just under 3 weeks so make sure to get your pre-orders in at Facedown's online store or on iTunes...
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DREAM Label Group along with New Hope Oahu are excited to announce that the highly anticipated sophomore release of New Hope Oahu's Victorious has charted #1 on the Worship Charts, #6 on the Christian Charts and #83 on the Mainstream Charts this week! Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu in the state of the art recording studio...
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The Inspirational Country Music Association is pleased to announce the top-5 finalist for this year's Inspirational Faith, Family & Country Awards™ honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational and Christian Country music...
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*Wednesday, September 24, 2014*

Reach Recording artist Trip Lee's upcoming release Rise is set to drop October 27 but fans can pre-order the album via iTunes ®, Amazon and Reach Records starting today to ensure they are some of the first to get their copy. Upon the advanced purchase, music goers will receive an instant free download of his first single "Shweet" and his yet-to-be released second single "Sweet VictoryTrip Lee ...
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Clear Day Worship record label is proud to announce the release of AntiochLIVE's latest live-recorded album IT IS FINISHED. On its September 16th release date, it hit #1 on the iTunes Christian charts...
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Respected worship leader and singer-songwriter Kathryn Scott released her first independent EP, Sing on the Battlefield (The Fuel Music), earlier this month to critical acclaim. A prolific writer, Scott participated in a blog tour during release week that found her guest blogging on a variety of high-profile websites, including WorshipLeader.com, MinistryTodayMag.com and TheSoundOpinion.com, among others. In addition, on street date, Scott hosted a live Q&A twice throughout the day with fans via Facebook and Twitter...
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for King & Country
The 5-star-acclaimed sophomore album from for KING & COUNTRY, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., released Sept. 16 from Word Entertainment and immediately soared to No. 1 on the Christian/Gospel and top 5 on the overall iTunes Albums charts. This week the album from Australian brothers Joel and Luke becomes the duo's first top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, landing at No. 13. Reflecting the duo's mission to stand and fight for something bigger than oneself, "to live a life that is for...
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"Gameface (2nd Half Edition)" is the latest single from KJ-52's "Mental" album. KB, Soul Glo Activatur, and FLAME join KJ-52 on the track. This is a world that seeks to break us down... in the game of life we have to be prepared. An athlete before he heads onto the field prepares himself for what he has to do that day by putting on his "gameface". This parallels what the bible calls "the mind of Christ" and "putting on the whole armor of God...
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Citizens & Saints (formerly Citizens) will be releasing their new album, Join The Triumph, on Nov. 10, 2014 on BEC Recordings. If you pre-order the album at iTunes, you will get their brand new track "You Brought Me Back To Life" today...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association continues exciting announcements for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Beth Moore, has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the annual nominee luncheon sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation on Monday, October 6th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. In addition, Grand Canyon University will host the after party for all nominees and partners for this year's show. Hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30p.m. and will be broadcast exclusively on The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are still available for the live event at www.doveawards.com or...
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Heath McNease
Hip hop artist Heath McNease always has something in the works. His most recent project has been a film with a soundtrack he's put together himself. The early glimpses at the soundtrack have been pensive, acoustic, folk type tracks, with the latest being one called "Walter." The film, titled Fort Wayne will release, alongside its soundtrack to Noisetrade on Saturday, September 27...
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*Tuesday, September 23, 2014*

Passion
sixstepsrecords and Capitol Christian Music Group will bring together the very best of the Passion Conferences this November with Passion: The Essential Collection. Available on November 11, the CD + DVD box set will feature 15 songs and seven music videos from Passion, including Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels and Charlie Hall. It will also feature four talks from founder Louie Giglio, bringing together the best representation of the multi-decade impact the...
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Jenny Simmons
Veteran singer/songwriter Jenny Simmons, formerly of the group Addison Road, releases her first independent project, To Be Well: Songs for Hope and Healing, today. The digital EP reflects Simmons' journey to be made well in her own soul, marriage and family...
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Newsboys
For the first time in the iconic band's history, Gold-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys is set to bow a collection of favorite hymns. Hallelujah For The Cross (First Company Management/Capitol Christian Distribution) releases November 4 and features the group's take on nine classics and one new selection...
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Michael W. Smith
Three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith will bring holiday cheer to audiences across the country this holiday season as he launches "The Spirit of Christmas Tour," set to hit several cities in the U.S. and Canada. Partnering with Smith as the official tour sponsor is Cracker Barrel Old Country Store...
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Drom is proud to announce that Shadowlands by acclaimed remix artist, Matthew Parker in now available for pre-order on iTunes. After signing to Dream Records' new EDM label, Parker immediately went into the studio to craft some of the best work he's ever done. The Michigan native surprised his fans when he released not one but two tracks on his sound cloud account to an overwhelming response. With early comparisons to Capital...
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Set for release this fall, Dustin Smith's second solo effort, COMING ALIVE, is anything but your typical worship album because for Dustin, these songs aren't lyrics written out of personally emotive places he's been to as a singer/songwriter and worship leader. In truth, these songs represent the move of God among the people he serves. Dustin would be the first to say he's just the note taker...
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Disciple
Rock band Disciple releases independently worldwide today its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, through The Fuel Music. Receiving wide critical acclaim, the crowd-funded and 10th studio album is also the first recording featuring front man, founding member and band leader Kevin Young with four new Disciple members, but established musicians in their own right: Josiah Prince from Philmont and Andrew Stanton from...
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Nashville's Christian Television Network station, WHTN, has announced a unique timed filmmaking competition aimed at encouraging filmmakers to create short films centered on the Bible and the Christian walk. The 3-Day Faith Film Fest (3DAY FFF) launches at 6 p.m. October 9 at a "Starting Gate" event held at WHTN in Mt. Juliet...
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*Monday, September 22, 2014*

Grits
Hip hop powerhouse GRITS is back! The duo--Coffee Jones and Bonafide--have reunited to work on their 10th studio album together. They've launched a new Kickstarter campaign as well, and fans can help bring the 10th album to life by contributing here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/849765472/new-grits-project. On the campaign page, the group announces: "It's been a minute, but we're ready to come back. We need your help to make our 10th studio album...
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Manic Drive
For fans of the Toronto-based MANIC DRIVE, it has been a long three-year wait since their acclaimed studio project, EPIC. Over the past decade, this award-winning trio has built a loyal international following, fostered by their infectious brand of power-pop and a genuine commitment to a relationship with their audience. Now, on October 14, a new season begins with the debut of their fifth studio album, VIP...
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Amy Grant
Athena® bottled water has partnered with PANDORA® Jewelry, one of the world's largest jewelry brands, to create an exclusive after-party for their private "Eat. Drink. Party Pink!" event in Nashville on Sept. 30. The invitation-only festivities will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month and feature performances from Athena® Warriors Amy Grant and Kellie Pickler, who is also a PANDORA brand ambassador. During the after-party, PANDORA will set up a jewelry lounge for attendees to view and try on the latest pieces from the PANDORA line...
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Integrity Music Publishing is honored to welcome songwriter Michael Neale, writer of "Mercy Tree," "Sacred Ground," "You Amaze Me," "Saved The Day," "I Am Yours" and co-writer of the Dove Award winning Worship Song of the Year, "Your Great Name...
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As We Are Leo gear up for what looks to be an amazing year, the Chicago-area based synth pop group's lead singer, David Duffield, recently took some time to talk about their single, "You're The Best Thing". As their new single starts to heat up, fans will be encouraged to know that when their pre-order launches on October 7th, "You're The Best Thing" will be available that day...
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Don Moen just returned from hosting a Christian trip to Israel last week that featured fellow worship leaders and songwriters, Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Wilbur and New York Times best-selling author, Stephen Mansfield. The ten-day trip, which was joined by fans and friends of Moen, included such activities as communion at the Garden Tomb and worshipping on boats crossing the Sea of Galilee. Also included on the tour were visits to such incredible sites as...
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Independent singer/songwriter Travis Greene has been touring the country creating quite the buzz among both gospel and contemporary Christian music fans. Recognizing the talent and potential of this culturally diverse artist, RCA Inspiration offered the young minister a spot on its coveted roster and Greene accepted. Announced today...
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Singer/songwriter, Scott MacIntyre, releases a major announcement today regarding his personal health, on the eve of the release of his new album, Lighthouse. A seven-year kidney transplant recipient, MacIntyre is now facing end-stage kidney disease for the second time in his life. As of last week, he has officially been accepted into the Vanderbilt Hospital transplant program and has been placed on the national waiting list for a deceased donor kidney...
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Emerging from Dallas, Texas, up and coming Christian emcee LaToria is gearing up for the release of her latest project THE LONG WALK VOL. 1—set to release on October 15th as a free download on Rapzilla.com and Noistrade.com as well as for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets...
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*Friday, September 19, 2014*

Unspoken
Centricity Music's modern-pop band, Unspoken, is enjoying tremendous success with its first single from their self-titled full album. "Start A Fire" has reached No. 1 on Billboard's AC Monitored Chart, and remained No. 1 for five weeks at AC Indicator. This marks the first chart topper for the band at AC Monitored and the first multi-week No. 1 hit. The album also climbed to No. 9 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Christian Chart. The music video...
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KJ-52
On October 21st, KJ-52 will return with a brand new EP titled Mental, featuring four new songs and five remixes. Check out the final album cover artwork above (click for full size) and the star-studded track listing below that includes special guests like Soul Glow Activatur, formerly of Family Force 5, KB, Lecrae, Propaganda, Canton Jones, Flame and more...
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Laura Story
GRAMMY® award winning songstress Laura Story and her husband Martin have welcomed fraternal twin boys to their family. Benjamin Cary and Griffin James were born within three minutes of each other, weighing 6.5 lbs and 6.3 lbs respectively. The twins join their 2-year-old big sister Josie...
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Fresh off a nationwide tour and countless summer festivals, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS have just announced a European tour alongside Ultimhate. The tour includes stops at NinjaFest and Samaïn Fest and will span across France, Germany and the United Kingdom...
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*Thursday, September 18, 2014*

toby
Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winner TobyMac's most recent album EYE ON IT, soared to the top of the charts and earned a GRAMMY® Award, and now those songs are getting revamped on his upcoming remix album, EYE'M ALL MIXED UP, set to release November 4. EYE ON IT earned a GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and topped the iTunes Overall and Christian sales charts. It also marked the highest chart debut of his solo career, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making TobyMac one of only four artists to ever debut atop the Billboard 200 with a Christian music album...
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Capitol Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group, and Word Entertainment announce the September 30th release of WOW Hits 2015 Deluxe Edition. To increase the excitement of the annual release, WOW Hits 2015 Deluxe Edition is available now to pre-order at all major digital download stores. With 12 No. 1s plus 18 top 5 radio songs, WOW Hits 2015 Deluxe Edition marks the 20th two-disc release of the platinum-selling series that compiles the best songs from Christian radio at an incredible value for the consumer. The entire WOW branded series (Hits, Worship, Gospel, and specialty releases) tops 30 MILLION units in sales...
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Nashville Tennessee's Trendency Records announces the signing of gospel hip-hop artist Avrex to a label and distribution deal. The first single, "Going Jesus," will be releasing October 14th of this year with the full-length, Unleashed, slated for release on February 17, 2015...
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One of gospel's most respected music labels, Tyscot Records, signs Chicago native T.S.O to their NEW Christian Hip-Hop Division, Tyscot LOUD. Tyscot is home to gospel greats like Deitrick Haddon, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy and Shirley Murdock...
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*Wednesday, September 17, 2014*

Remedy Drive
Acclaimed Dove Award-nominated rockers Remedy Drive are set to bow Commodity, their 10th studio recording and most important project to date, on iTunes September 23. Featuring 12 selections written or co-penned by group founder and frontman David Zach-all singularly showcasing the band's commitment to combat international human trafficking-the project was produced by Zach's brother, Philip Zach...
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Tenth Avenue North
Provident Label Group announces that Tenth Avenue North will release its fourth studio album on Reunion Records (a division of Sony Music) on November 10 titled Cathedrals, with a deluxe version also available, containing four additional bonus tracks. Tenth Avenue North's first Christian radio single from the album, titled "No Man Is An Island," debuted in the Top 20 on the National Audience Chart and is currently in rotation in key markets and networks including K-LOVE/Air1, The Fish, SiriusXM, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta...
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Colossus have released the first video for their new album "Badlands". Shot by Dan Ludenman and featuring historic landmarks from the band's hometown of Sioux Falls, the darkness behind the lyrics of Demons' comes to the forefront in this video, directed by Ludenman and Colossus front man Alex Gutzmer...
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Satellites & Sirens
Last month, the guys in Satellites & Sirens launched their cover song contest for "Jump Start My Heart" and now Dream has released the winners. Their debut single, "Jump Start My Heart" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot AC / CHR chart and today the guys are also proud to release their follow up titled, "Crash Down...
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Wes Pendleton may be a familiar name from his soul laden beat tape work with Illect Recordings and Mellow Orange. He's joined forces with emcee Taelor Gray to form Middle Clash. The best demonstration allows action to speak louder literally. Use doubters and detractors as fuel...
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Chris Cooper, the founding member of the legendary group SFC, has a lot to be excited about this week. For starters, his groundbreaking albums Phase III and Illumination are available digitally for the first time ever-along with the rest of his catalog-through Meis Music Group and distributed by Syntax Creative. Plus, now, the genre many credit him as a founder...
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TFK
Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH gets ready to launch its "Born This Way Tour" into major markets across the US. Named for the hit single, "Born This Way," from the band's second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, the tour begins Oct 7 at Mojoes in Chicago (Joliet, IL) and travels through in Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Charlotte and many more before wrapping up Nov. 9...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces Newsboys and current Dove Awards nominees Kari Jobe and Love & The Outcome to join the star-studded line up of performers. Amy Grant and Dove Awards nominee Tye Tribbett are also additions to the presenters list of the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30p.m...
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Lecrae
On Tuesday, Sept. 9th, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. The album has now officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts including, Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. As noted by Billboard Magazine, "Anomaly is the Grammy winner's sixth No. 1 on the Gospel...
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*Tuesday, September 16, 2014*

Disciple
Rock band Disciple releases its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, independently worldwide through The Fuel Music Sept. 23. Starting today, hard rocking lead single and upcoming video, "Radical," as well as "Unbroken" and "Dead Militia," are available exclusively through iTunes as instant downloads with each pre-order of the album...
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The youth worship band at Colorado Springs-based New Life Church, Desperation Band, releases its all-new album, BANNER, internationally Sept. 30 through Integrity Music. Recorded live during the July 2014 Desperation Conference, the 12-song album captures the spirit and energy of youth at worship during the conference, while sharing a deeply-rooted belief that the God of ages past is alive, well and moving mightily...
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Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15-24, after accidents and homicides. In his single, End of My Rope, new Christian Hip-Hop artist Devin Turner addresses the often taboo topic of suicide, and weaves his personal testimony into the song...
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Big Daddy Weave
Big Daddy Weave announces the launch of a new touring concept for the group debuting this fall, the "Beautiful Offerings Tour," featuring guest artists Chris August, Group 1 Crew, and Dara Maclean. "This will be a night like we've never done before," explains Big Daddy Weave lead vocalist Mike Weaver, "We're going to play right from the beginning, not only on our songs, but also backing up our friends Chris August...
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RayLynn Records flagship artist, Kyle Sherman, releases his lead single "Jesus Take the Wheel" today, September 16, from his upcoming sophomore album slated for release in spring 2015, through Provident Distribution...
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Out now on the road with Nonpoint for the “Breaking Skin Tour,” Wyoming's Righteous Vendetta have revealed even more shows this season. Beginning October 12, 2014, Righteous Vendetta will hit the road on a string of dates with Canadian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch and special guests We As Human...
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From Shelly E. Johnson, the writer of "Power of the Cross," comes the long-awaited album 'Your Kingdom Come' featuring new anthems of worship for His Church. 'Your Kingdom Come' is released by LifeWay Worship in partnership with Elevate Entertainment Distribution and is available in stores and online September 23...
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for King & Country
Reigning New Artist of the Year Dove Award recipients for KING & COUNTRY, consisting of brothers Joel and Luke, release today their acclaimed sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. (http://smarturl.it/rwlfls). Already hitting No. 1 on iTunes, the recording's multiple 2014 GMA Dove Award-nominated lead single, "Fix My Eyes," has also sold well-over 100,000 downloads and becomes this week's No. 1 song on the National Christian Audience chart. The song further claims the No. 1 spot for the sixth consecutive week at CHR radio...
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Chris Tomlin
Kicking off 2013 with a No. 1 album made history for GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin as only the fourth Christian album to ever do so. Following the project’s success, sold-out tour dates, Billboard Music Awards, being named a BMI Songwriter of the Year and receiving the K-LOVE Fan Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Tomlin will unveil his tenth studio recording, Love Ran Red on October 27...
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DREAM Label Group along with DREAM Worship and New Hope Oahu are excited to announce the highly anticipated sophomore release of New Hope Oahu's "Victorious." The freshman release "Hope is Alive" charted #6 on Christian Billboard followed by Religious Album of the Year from the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Award. Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu in the state of the art recording studio...
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*Tuesday, September 15, 2014*

Switchfoot
Jesusfreakhideout.com had the pleasure of being in attendance at Switchfoot's second stop on their fall Fading West Tour when Uprise Events brought the show to Bloomsburg University last night in Bloomsburg, PA. This past Tuesday, Switchfoot had released their new EP, The Edge of the Earth, compiling 7 more songs from the soundtrack for their feature film Fading West. In the film, the band's bassist Tim Foreman wrote a song in the wake of an emotional moment involving the Foreman family, inspiring...
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Lecrae
On Tuesday, Sept. 9th, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. Early sales projections have him battling for chart supremacy, according to Billboard Magazine. Just in time for this historical release, Lecrae will sit in with The Roots on The Tonight Show as a guest star performing his hit, "All I Need Is You," amongst other records on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014...
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With one week away from the beginning of his iTunes pre-order, DROM's latest signing, Matthew Parker is already starting to pick up some heat. After receiving critical acclaim for leaking his debut single, "We Go" and (much to his surprise) finding himself most added on the Christian Rock charts to boot, Parker is tantalizing his fans with yet another new track off of...
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Needtobreathe
NEEDTOBREATHE is out on their US "Rivers In The Wasteland Tour" right now and they've just announced upcoming shows in the UK for this December. Check out the details below... "Less than two weeks left on this leg of the tour and it's been a blast. A couple of shows in our old and new home towns and then off to the North East before it gets too cold for these Southerners. We've been able to re-visit...
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*Friday, September 12, 2014*

Natalie Grant
Grammy® nominee, multi-Dove Award winning singer/songwriter, and GSN original series star Natalie Grant's own Abolition International, the organization she founded to fight human trafficking, has joined forces with Great Britain's Hope for Justice. The announcement was made at a fund-raising event in Franklin, TN, on September 11th...
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1 Girl Nation
Reunion Records announces the release of 1 GIRL NATION'S new digital single, "Try," a Colbie Caillat cover, now available on iTunes. The music video for "Try" has already had more than 50,000 views; click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG6SxWbszU&feature=youtu.be. The popular CCM group will launch a nationwide tour with OBB starting September 18 in Steelville, Missouri, continuing through October 18 in...
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*Thursday, September 11, 2014*

Churches of all sizes have sound problems, but finding an audio expert with a passion for ministry can be a frustrating uphill battle. ChurchMix gets it. Founded by GRAMMY® and Dove Award nominee Paul Dexter, ChurchMix is an interactive information hub that helps church sound mixers make the most of their ministry...
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*Wednesday, September 10, 2014*

KJ-52
"Gameface" is the new single from KJ-52's "Mental" album. KB & Soul Glo Activatur join KJ-52 on the track. This is a world that seeks to break us down... in the game of life we have to be prepared. An athlete before he heads onto the field prepares himself for what he has to do that day by putting on his "gameface". This parallels what the bible calls "the mind of Christ" and "putting on the whole armor of God...
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Peter Furler
Grammy Nominated Australian Singer-Songwriter, PETER FURLER, delivers his debut Christmas record on October 7th, 2014. He has over 7 million album sales to his credit alongside extensive worldwide touring throughout the course of his career. With an international perspective in mind, he collaborates with 2013 Wall Street Journal favorited, Canadian-born David Ian whose unique affinity for the Vintage Christmas sound reaches a new level. Using singers and musicians from around the world including America, Armenia, Lebanon, Russia, and South Africa, the artists bring you an unparalleled cultured Christmas...
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John Mark McMillan
Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan has had a highly-successful 2014 with the release of his first independent project, Borderland, and a GMA Dove Award nomination for "Worship Song of the Year" for the single "Future / Past." Now McMillan is thrilled to announce The Borderland Sessions, an alternate take on the original album, which releases September 30 under his new label Lionhawk Records. Fans will be able to preorder the LP on iTunes on September 23 with an immediate download of "Monsters Talk (feat. Bear Rinehart)...
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FAST FORWARD, the increasingly popular new release by The Walls Group, grossed the most album sales this week according to Nielsen SoundScan figures and debuted at #1 on the Gospel Album Sales Chart and Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. This news comes off the heels of an impressive street-week for the project, as the album recently scored #1 spots on both iTunes and Amazon's gospel chart...
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Author, speaker and teaching pastor Samuel Kee releases SOUL TATTOO: A Life and Spirit Bearing the Marks of God, October 1 from David C Cook. In the book, Kee relates our collective cultural longing for something that will last to the rising urban trend of tattoos. Using the imagery and illustrations of contemporary tattoo culture, Kee connects the timeless principles of Scripture to the relevancy of a rising custom where an estimated $2.3 billion is spent each year in the U.S. alone...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association has announced the latest additions to the presenter and performer roster for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards including: music icon and 2003 GMA Hall of Fame inductee Pat Boone; Dove and Grammy Award winner Mandisa; singer/songwriter and "American Idol" contestant Danny Gokey; BET's "Celebration of Gospel" host and Dove winner Dr. Bobby Jones; the Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezekiah Walker; a star-studded southern gospel medley featuring the talents of Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Wayne Haun and Ernie Haase. The GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville...
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*Tuesday, September 9, 2014*

Robbie Seay Band
Today, former Sparrow Records worship band Robbie Seay Band released their third entry into their Psalms EP series. "We've been in hiding this summer, finishing the Psalms EP series but we've emerged from our musical bunkers to announce "Psalms EP, Vol. 3" is now available!," the band announced today. "4 songs - 4 bucks on iTunes. Check it -- https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/psalms-vol.-3-ep/id915414855" "Also, find Volumes 1 & 2 on iTunes if you don't already have those recordings...
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Andrew Peterson
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson recently made his second appearance on Music City Roots, Nashville's highly-popular Americana variety show. Peterson's performance was the evening's finale and he performed several of his hit songs that included; "Many Roads," "Rest Easy," and "You'll Find Your Way," along with new songs, "Everybody's Got A Song" and "After All These Years," the title track to his upcoming new Centricity Music album, After All These Years: A Collection that releases November 2014. Joining Peterson onstage were guitarist Nathan Dugger (Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors) and upright bass player James Gregory...
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Michael W. Smith
Releasing internationally Oct. 7 through Integrity Music is Before Amen: A Worship Collection (album page), the musical companion to the book from New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado, Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (Thomas Nelson, October 2014). Written for everyone who wants to pray more, better and stronger, with more fire, faith and fervency, the album offers songs that that were chosen to complement the book, providing a musical backdrop for prayer and personal devotion...
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Veritas
Veritas is slated to release its highly anticipated debut project today under the Fair Trade Services label. The self-titled album will be the first full-length offering to fans from the powerhouse contemporary classical vocal group made up of Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence. With a unique musical style fashioned from a fusion of artistic excellence and creative pursuit with performances that promise to inspire an audience of any distinction...
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Whosoever South, the pioneers of Country Crunk, return October 7th with their all-new studio album, COME ON IN. The album will be released by Pit Bull Productions in association with Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution. Partnering up with A-List producers, such as Asaf Fulks, Dirty Rice, Andy Sheridan and industry veteran KJ-52, Whosoever South continues to create a sound all their own. COME ON IN is packed with traditional hip-hop and a backwoods flare, mixing inner city styles with banjo, harmonica and dobro – all centered around a clear Gospel message...
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Top-selling, award-winning for KING & COUNTRY, consisting of brothers Joel and Luke, are one week away from the debut of their highly-anticipated, sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.. Premiering the critically acclaimed new album for the first time, the duo streams the full, 14-track recording with Amazon.com and K-LOVE beginning today and through the Sept. 16 release of the recording...
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*Monday, September 8, 2014*

Selah
You Amaze Us, the critically-acclaimed ninth studio recording from multi-Dove Award winning Curb artist Selah, has spent two weeks at #1 on Nielsen Christian SoundScan's Inspirational chart since debuting in the top position following its August 19 release. Additionally, the project's record-breaking title-cut has spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Christian Soft AC chart...
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Sandi Patty
Grammy Award Winning Contemporary Christian Music Superstar Sandi Patty has announced the release of her holiday album, Christmas Blessings. Available digitally on October 14th, exclusives will be available via the retailers, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on September 8 and Target on November 2nd. The album includes brand new recordings and original arrangements of Christmas classics and will feature "The Little Things", an original song co-written by Patty...
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Traveling the world and sharing the gospel through captivating illusions and stunts, Brock and Auny Gill have encountered a life of adventure no one could predict. First-time author Auny Gill tells the compelling story in Thrill Ride: A Million Miles. 2000 Shows. One Miraculous God. releasing independently Oct. 1 through Amazon.com, and with pre-orders available now at http://brockgill.com/shop/thrill-ride-book. A part of the proceeds from the book will benefit the non-profit ministry, Caliber Outreach...
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Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams' highly anticipated new album, Journey to Freedom, is already making a splash, with the new release topping iTunes Christian & Gospel Album Chart at #1! Out in stores everywhere Tuesday September 9th, the inspirational Journey to Freedom marks her fourth studio album, with Williams in the midst of a cross-country slate...
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Dove Award winning, Grammy-nominated veteran Urban Contemporary Gospel female trio VIRTUE returns with new look and music after an eight year recording hiatus. Comprised of sisters Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble, and Heather Martin - the dynamic trio will release their long-awaited first single "You Deserve" written and produced by Grammy® Award winner Fred Jerkins (Beyoncé , Destiny's Child, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson) and Grammy® -nominated Alvin Garrett (Joe, Deitrick Haddon, Ruben Studdard) to gospel radio in September 2014. The trio is slated to release their full length album in 2015 on their new record label home Mixed Bag Entertainment (founded by Christian Hip Hop artist Da Truth)...
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The Parable Project Song Search, Phase One of a multi-media venture aimed at creating a fresh resource for the church from A Thousand Hills Music, is set to launch September 8. The contest, which runs through midnight E.T. October 31, seeks original praise and worship music centered on themes from any of the 46 Parables found in the Bible...
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*Saturday, September 6, 2014*

Fireflight
Rock band Fireflight has been spending much of their newly-independent status, after leaving their home label of Provident, working on a new album, titled INNOVA. The album was originally slated for release this fall, but along with yesterday's news of vocalist Dawn Michele's pregnancy came the bittersweet news of the album's delay. INNOVA will now be unveiled on May 5, 2015. Dawn Michele and her husband, former Wavorly bassist (and frequent live House of Heroes bassist) Matt Lott announced the pregnancy on social media and through the band's PledgeMusic campaign...
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Oregon-native Mat Kearney announces a new song and video he wrote for the Oregon Ducks football team. "Coming Home" will play in The University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium and on television outlets like Fox Sports. You can watch it here: http://www.inpop.com/mat_kearney_coming_home_video...
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*Friday, September 5, 2014*

Falling Up
Falling Up recently announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new project, and with 9 days left to go on it and with only just over half of the goal funded so far, the band has announced that this will be their final recording. "With everything that's been going in the past 5 years we've solemnly decided that now is the best time to put an end to Falling Up as we all know it," announced the band in an email today...
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*Thursday, September 4, 2014*

Jaci Velasquez
Recording artists and husband and wife duo Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales are featured on the new season of DIY Network's Renovation Realities where they put their home renovation skills to the test. DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. With a huge task to demolish the front deck on their home and rebuild it from the ground up, Renovation Realities tags along to capture the ups and downs of the project as Jaci and Nic...
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MercyMe
For GRAMMY® nominees and American Music Award winners MercyMe, things just keep getting “Greater,” the second single from the 6.5 million+ selling band’s latest project, Welcome to the New. Peaking at No. 1 on both iTunes Christian sales and SoundScan chart as well as hitting the Top 5 on Christian radio, “Greater” has also garnered 100% of the Billboard Christian AC radio panel spinning the song...
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Kansas City, Missouri-based worship leader and songwriter Dustin Smith releases his anticipated sophomore album, COMING ALIVE, internationally Sept. 23 through Integrity Music. Recorded live at World Revival Church in Kansas City in May, COMING ALIVE is a 12-song, passionate expression of revival seekers singing in response to an extraordinary...
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For over ten years, Justin Jarvis has overseen and continues to direct the music and creative culture of The Harbour Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Lauded by artists like Kim Walker-Smith, John Mark McMillan, Leeland Mooring and Jonathan David Helser, and discovered by Jesus Culture Music, known as one of the most influential youth and young adult movements around the world, Jarvis's music is now traveling internationally. Jarvis's first full-length album, Atmospheres (Live)...
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Role Model Records' recent signing, Dru Bex, has a new single to offer up to fans, titled "The Motivation." Download it free or listen to it...
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The first single from Canon's upcoming release "Loose Canon Vol. 2" is available now. Trippen features production by Eighty7. LCV2 releases October 7th, 2014 via Reflection Music Group...
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Singer-songwriter Candice Russell released her debut album, So Much More (Reflect Records), in 2013, which has led to a wide variety of requests from across the nation. But when Make-A-Wish Oregon contacted the American Idol (Season 11) alumni to help fulfill the wish of a young fan in her...
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*Wednesday, September 3, 2014*

TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH independently released its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, last week amidst 5-star acclaim. This week, the album is the 7th bestselling artist recording in the country as TFK garners its highest ever position on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums chart at No. 10 while simultaneously becoming the best-selling band on the Top Current Rock Albums chart (just behind the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack at No. 1), No. 6 on the Top...
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downhere
Former Downhere vocalist/frontman Marc Martel -- who has followed his time in the band touring in a Queen cover band as The Queen Extravaganza -- has finished a new solo album, aptly titled Impersonator, set to release September 30th. He announced pre-orders on iTunes today via his Instagram feed, revealing the artist name for this project is simply "Martel." Marc will also be in the UK this month as part of the Queen Extravaganza UK Tour...
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Grammy-nominated artist, Flame, signs a new artist to his boutique label, Clear Sight Music. Hip-hop artist Mike REAL will join the Clear Sight Music roster which currently houses artists Flame and V.Rose. Mike REAL was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the only child reared by a single mother until the age of 12. During his teen years he grappled with the typical teenage vices...
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Canon and Reflection Music Group are set to release "Loose Canon Vol. 2" October 7th, 2014. Guest features and producers are noted on the track listing...
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*Tuesday, September 2, 2014*

Switchfoot
Atlantic Records group Switchfoot has announced the release of a new EP, "THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: UNRELEASED SONGS FROM THE FILM 'FADING WEST.'" The 7-track EP -- which features previously unavailable material not included on the GRAMMY® Award-winning band's chart-topping "FADING WEST" (see tracklisting below) -- arrives on the iTunes Store and all leading digital retailers on September 9. "THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: UNRELEASED SONGS FROM THE FILM 'FADING WEST'" will be available just in time for Palladia's world television premiere of Switchfoot's first feature film...
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SCC
Celebrated multi-award winner Steven Curtis Chapman will usher in the 2014 holiday season with fans on JOY: The Christmas Tour in more than a dozen cities this winter. The tour will feature five-time GRAMMY® nominee Brandon Heath and special guest singer/songwriter Jillian Edwards. JOY: The Christmas Tour will begin in Houston, Texas, November 29 and make its way throughout the East and Midwest until the week of Christmas...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters and performers to appear at the 45th Annual GMA Doves Awards (www.doveawards.com). Current nominees set to appear are for King & Country, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, Tedashii, David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Sandi Patty. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; set to air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 12, 2014. For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association's social networks...
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MyChildren MyBride
Alabama metal outfit MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music / Good Fight Music with plans to release an all new LP in 2015. "It feels great to partner up with a company that believes in what we do as musicians and artists. eOne / Good Fight was a very easy choice for us," says guitarist Robert Bloomfield...
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Plumb
Curb Records artist PLUMB is known in multiple genres as an artist who gives honest insight into the deciding moments in life. Always transparent with her fans about the joys and struggles in work, marriage and family, PLUMB now tells her story in full with the release of not only the upcoming memoir NEED YOU NOW: A Story of Hope, but in the bonus tracks added to a deluxe edition of the NEED YOU NOW album. Both the album and the book are due on September 16, 2014...
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Singer-songwriter Lara Landon will release her new album, There is Grace, on September 9th via The Fuel Music. But while the weeks prior to the album’s release were to be filled with endless album publicity and promotion, Lara is instead finding comfort in the arms of her family, following the unexpected death of her father on August 12th...
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Smalltown Poets
Smalltown Poets has always been a band dedicated to their consistent, growing fanbase. Even though they have only recorded studio albums every few years, and had band members scattered across the country, Smalltown Poets has stayed consistent, releasing inspiring, hook-filled rock and pop songs that remain current years after release...
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John Schlitt
Grammy and Dove Award winning vocalist John Schlitt is set to fill Christmas stockings with today's brick and mortar release of his first-ever recording of holiday music, The Christmas Project. The CD, available through Elevate Entertainment and Send The Light Distribution, can also be found...
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This week Freestyle Releasing and City of Peace Films will release the film, THE IDENTICAL. The movie will open nationwide in theaters this Friday, September 5th. The feature film will be starring Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta. Capitol Christian Distribution announces their exclusive distribution agreement with City of Peace Media for the release...
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Sanctus Real
Capitol Christian Music Group announces that on October 14 Sanctus Real, the award-winning Toledo, Ohio-based band, will release THE DREAM, their seventh studio album. Since banding together 18 years ago, this two-time GRAMMY-nominated band is excited to return with 12 songs, including its first single, "Lay It Down," which is already a top 10 hit and continues to climb the charts at radio...
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Shadow to Sunlight, the highly anticipated full-length debut from singer/songwriter Micah Peacock, bows at iTunes today. Produced by multi-GRAMMY® winner Michael Omartian (Donna Summer, Rod Stewart), the project features 12 songs written or co-written by Peacock. Exploring both the complexities and joys of life and faith...
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Mayfly, the hardest working band in Central Ohio is back at it with their first official lyric video for the song "Skylights" off their debut EP Vereor Deus, Non Dogma on Voluminous Records. The band chose to pursue a different course from many bands by using live video footage from various shows as the backdrop for the lyrics. "Skylights" (featuring Rob Goad and Justin Moore) is quite possibly the EP's most aggressively brutal track among a stable of pretty vicious tunes. In the words of the iTunes editor's review of the album, "the frantic tempo and dense vocal interplay of 'Skylights' takes the EP's ferocity level up another notch." That unbridled intensity is...
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With their second single, “Wake of the King” hitting the BDS Christian Rock Charts this past week, Scarlet White announced yesterday an October 14 release date for their second full-length album, The Inbetween. Recorded at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY, this past March...
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*Friday, August 29, 2014*

KJ-52
Crazy is a relative word, one to spin around and play with--the way a certain well-known rap artist flips rhymes about having faith even in this fallen world. Some say belief in God is crazy. Others might suggest not putting down spiritual roots in these crazy times is a sure sign of losing one's mind. On his surprising new release Mental, hip-hop innovator KJ-52 finds the common ground with uncommon style, reaching out to seekers and skeptics alike...
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Smalltown Poets
Pop rock band Smalltown Poets recently took to the studio to record their second Christmas album, set to release sometime before Christmas this year (tentatively "late November"). The band's five original members have reunited for the project and have just launched a new PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds for the project and to offer pre-order options to fans...
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Plumb
Right now, you can get a free preview of Plumb's new book, NEED YOU NOW - A Story of Hope, as the featured download on Noisetrade Books this week! You can download a free excerpt, including the foreword by Amy Grant, introduction and the first two chapters. Check it out HERE and also be sure to check out the special preorder bundles and exclusives for both the book and Deluxe Edition of the album at Plumb's webstore...
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Building429
Following a successful 35-city run in the spring, GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rock act Building 429 will extend its "We Won't Be Shaken: The Tour" to another 30 cities this fall, this time featuring breakout duo Love & The Outcome along with special guests Cadence and Humble Tip. Kicking off Sept. 10, in the Northeast part of the U.S., the tour will travel down the East Coast and across the country, hitting parts of the Southwest, Midwest and West Coast before it wraps up on Nov. 16...
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*Thursday, August 28, 2014*

Fit For A King's new album Slave To Nothing is available for pre-order now! The album comes out 10.14.14. Reserve your copy to arrived on your doorstop on street day at the Solid State Online Store or at Fit For A King's Online Store. Be sure to check out all the pre-order bundles (including exclusive shirt designs & vinyl) available, since some of them will sell out fast...
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Colton Dixon
Last week, Colton Dixon, the 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Anchor. In its first week out, the album debuted at No. 1 on four charts, taking the top spot on both the Christian/Gospel Album and Digital charts, the ChristianRock/Alternative Album chart as well as on the Contemporary Christian Album chart. This makes Dixon's second No. 1 album debut...
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Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY® nominees and current chart-toppers Newsboys announce their fall We Believe Tour, where they'll be joined by special guests Family Force 5 and 7eventh Time Down. This extensive tour will hit 35 markets, kicking off Sept. 18, in Germantown, Tenn., and wrapping up Nov. 16, in Youngstown, Ohio...
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Audrey Assad
Audrey Assad has been busy working on a new project as of late, called LEVV. Today, Audrey made an announcement that she'll be shifting the focus of her musical endeavors from her solo career to something called "LEVV." Details are limited at this point, but she did say that the projected release for the first thing under the name LEVV will be "early 2015." You can find LEVV on Facebook here...
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V. Rose
Clear Sight Music artist V.Rose releases the first music video "Am I Trending?" from her sophomore album, Forever After. When asked where her influence for this song came from V. Rose said "This song absolutely comes from within. It's so easy to become obsessed with what other people think of you. 'How many likes do I have...
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*Wednesday, August 27, 2014*

Rapture Ruckus
BEC Recordings announce their exclusive Fanzone stage featuring five of their artists during Universal Orlando's Rock the Universe on September 5 and 6. Artists that can be seen at this year's Rock the Universe include Rapture Ruckus, Manafest, 7eventh Time Down...
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After Michigan EDM artist, Matthew Parker announced his new label deal with Drom (Dream Records new EDM label) he quickly went into the studio to complete his new album, Shadowlands. A 13 song masterpiece chalked full of electronic, dance, dub step beats mixed with Matthew's voice. The album will be available for iTunes pre-order on September 23rd and will be available everywhere on September 30th...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant's "Fizzy Delight" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) In Motion: The Remixes, has catapulted to the Top 5 of Billboard's Electronic Albums Chart. Following the album's release last week, it peaked at No. 1 on Amazon's Best Dance Pop list and Top 10 on iTunes Pop Albums chart. Not stopping there, the Dave Audé remix of her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single from 1991, "Baby, Baby...
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Christina Paul is back with the release of her sophomore English-language album, Lord of All, available now via Intercessor Records. While Christina may be a “new artist” to Christian music fans in North America, Christians in India have long admired her soul-stirring performances and inspiring testimony. After nine albums, numerous national...
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for King & Country
Following four GMA Dove Award nominations, three for the lead single and No. 1 song "Fix My Eyes" from the highly-anticipated, sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY continue their journey toward the Sept. 16 release of the album. Yesterday, the song "To The Dreamers" from the album was premiered during NBC's broadcast of the 66th Emmy Awards as part of the network's "The Shows That Touch You" campaign to promote this fall's NBC lineup. The...
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*Tuesday, August 26, 2014*

The Classic Crime
The Classic Crime and side project, Vocal Few, have partnered with BC Music (a division of BadChristian). Both TCC & VF have released successful independent albums over the past few years, and are now excited to join BC Music's new-model partnership, which has created a new space for hard-working artists to succeed. To commence this partnership, The Classic Crime will be releasing its first album with BC Music this fall. What Was Done: Volume I: A Decade Revisited is an anniversary album that will highlight...
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Rhett Walker Band
Provident Label Group announces the Rhett Walker Band will release their sophomore album on Essential/Sony on October 14 titled HERE'S TO THE ONES, with a deluxe version also available, containing four additional bonus tracks. The Rhett Walker Band's first Christian radio single from the album, titled "Love Like Jesus," will be released on September 19. The group will embark on a national tour this week starting August 27 in Phillipi, West Virginia. Since their 2012 debut, COME TO THE RIVER, the Rhett Walker Band has toured non-stop with everyone from MercyMe to Newsboys...
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Chicago-area based synth pop group, We Are Leo has been busy gearing up for their debut album on Dream Records, titled Fightback Soundtrack. The guys are gearing up for a great fall as their album will be released on October 14th with an iTunes pre-order starting on September 30th. Their debut single, "You're The Best Thing" has been released to radio and We Are Leo...
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Rachael Messini from "The Washington Projects" and formerly of the decorated trio "Souljahz," releases her new solo album today on Save the City Records. The project, titled Honestly, is a diverse set of tracks highlighting Rachael's abilities as a singer, songwriter, and state-of-the-art rapper. In her new album, Rachael writes heartfelt lyrics about her journey as a longtime music industry veteran, about being a mother...
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Belfast, Northern Ireland-based modern worship artist Bluetree, best-known for its song "God Of This City," releases today its full-length studio album, Worship & Justice, globally from Integrity Music. The album focuses on corporate worship songs that awaken the spirit of worship in action, fleshing out the 'avodah' (worship and work) perspective. With Worship & Justice, Bluetree is committed to pouring everything-their lives, their travels, their music-into building up the church for the glory of God...
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TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH releases its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, today amidst wide acclaim. Already hitting No. 1 on iTunes' Rock chart and No. 6 on the overall Albums chart, the recording's lead single "Born This Way" also speeds its way into the Top 35 at Active Rock and becomes a Christian Top 10 Rock hit. NASCAR also cranks up the song's volume on ESPN beginning tomorrow...
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Colton Dixon
Q Management Group has announced the signing of 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, Colton Dixon. Based just outside Nashville in Franklin, Tenn., Q Management Group, headed by Owner and President Zachary Kelm, also represents the Grammy® nominated and platinum selling band Skillet as well as burgeoning rockers WE AS HUMAN...
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A new single, "Heaven Is Your Throne," from Izzi Ray, daughter of Christian music veteran Crystal Lewis, is being released to Christian radio today. The song, the debut single from Ray's upcoming sophomore CD release, Make Much Of You, is being serviced to Christian AC-formatted radio stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion...
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Radikal Hughes proudly presents his latest single. "Summer Time" is an inspirational feel good, urban pop track featuring Stellar Award nominee Viktory...
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His first offering under his new name, Shopé (formerly known as Spoken) hopes to craft his own path in the industry. The self-titled EP will serve as an introduction to the type of music listeners can come to expect from him; honest, vulnerable but yet bold. The project is a small window in the mind of an artist who wants to introduce the world to a real God for real people. Transparent, yet not voyeuristic, emotive yet not sorrowful, exciting yet not typical, the Shopé (EP) will challenge the conventions of what music made to the glory of God can (and should) sound like....
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*Monday, August 25, 2014*

Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil
Ever since closing an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign just before Christmas last year, bringing in $121,197 for an original goal of $40,000, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have toured various cities and festivals teasing new music from the upcoming project, but never have had a set release date for the anticipated project. Today, Steve Taylor announced a release date for the band's first album, Goliath, on November 18, 2014...
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Audio Adrenaline
Fantasy Football has taken a charitable turn as a fan of The Hands and Feet Project and Audio Adrenaline is working together with the band and ministry to give to Haitian orphans while quenching their thirst for Fantasy Football. Supporter Mark Rockwell sent out this announcement over the weekend: "If you enjoy playing Fantasy Football and listening to AUDIO ADRENALINE - read this! This is a place "WHERE WE CAN...
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For Today
For Today have released a new music video for the song "Molotov" - Watch HERE (or below). The video was directed by Justyn Moro and is the third music video from their new studio album Fight The Silence (Out now via Razor & Tie) - iTunes Store and Amazon. The album was produced by Will Putney (Upon A Burning Body, Thy Art Is Murder)...
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Natalie Grant
Grammy® nominated artist Natalie Grant's hit GSN series, It Takes A Church has been confirmed for a second season. The network announced the series renewal and season two will air in 2015. The series premiered in June of 2014 and follows Christian congregations across the U.S. in a matchmaking endeavor to help one unattached fellow congregant find his or her partner. Natalie Grant serves as host for each one-hour episode which features a church from a different region...
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Presented by Lamp Mode Recordings, Role Model Records, and Rapzilla, The Follow Tour kicks off on September 12th 2014 with Shopé fka Spoken, Canon, Json, S.O, Julien & Dj Lagit hitting the stage in each city. If the follow tour is coming to your city tweet "I live to follow Christ" #TheFollowTour and the name of your city to @rolemodelrecord and you could win a pair of tickets to the concert...
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*Friday, August 22, 2014*

Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouses Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae as co-hosts for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association's social networks on Twitter and Facebook...
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Casting Crowns
Following a successful 37-city spring run which played to more than 154,000 fans, multiplatinum-selling GRAMMY® winners Casting Crowns will extend its THRIVE Tour this fall with an additional 39 U.S. tour dates in support of the band's critically-acclaimed studio album, THRIVE (January 28, 2014). The THRIVE Tour will feature GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa and Dove Award winners Sidewalk Prophets. The fall leg of the tour kicks off Sept. 18, in Las Cruces, N.M., and will continue throughout the fall...
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delirious
Integrity Music Publishing welcomes Stu G (Stuart Garrard), a member of One Sonic Society and co-founder of the groundbreaking modern worship band Delirious?, as an exclusive songwriter. Integrity Music is the worship music publishing home to artists and ministries including: All Sons & Daughters, New Life Worship, Planetshakers, Covenant Worship, Dustin Smith, Lincoln Brewster, GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton, and Dove Award winning and nominated writers Paul Baloche, Jennie Lee Riddle, Jared Anderson and Michael Farren...
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*Thursday, August 21, 2014*

Aaron Shust
Dove Award-winning artist, Aaron Shust, will release his first Christmas project, Unto Us, October 14, 1024. Produced by David Hamilton (Grammy Awards, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant), Unto Us delivers ten new songs written by Shust, each containing a cinematic quality highlighted by ancient yet modern sounds. In order to create the orchestral backdrop for Unto Us, Shust traveled to the Czech Republic last February to record the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra sight-read music on eight of the new songs, leading...
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Colton Dixon
This week, 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, COLTON DIXON, has released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Anchor. The album quickly climbed the iTunes overall albums chart to No. 4 and remaining in the Top 10 throughout this week, as well as holding strong at No.1 on the Christian & Gospel albums chart...
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Trip Lee
Reach Recording artist Trip Lee is excited to announce the release of his long awaited fifth full-length album Rise on October 28. Executive produced by long friend and Grammy award winning producer Gawvi (Lecrae, Andy Mineo), Rise is a call-to-action for fans to experience and live life to the fullest, while still honoring their faith and beliefs. The album will also feature label mates Lecrae and Andy Mineo as well as soul singer Leah Smith. "Rise has a lot of different...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Known for pushing artistic boundaries, daring the faithful to re-imagine worship and community, Dove and "Best Live Show" K-LOVE Fan Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective will continue its fresh, aesthetic call to worship on The Art Of Celebration Tour. The 37-city, major market tour featuring special guests Moriah Peters and Urban Rescue, and sponsored by Compassion International, Grand Canyon University and Pulse Ministries, launches Sept. 10...
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Following two very successful Facedown releases, Gideon now brings us Calloused, the much anticipated third album from the band critics have called an "unstoppable machine". Calloused is the product of a month of seclusion with world-renowned producer Will Putney and Randy LeBoeuf at The Machine Shop, and really puts the members' virtuoso front and center. "We really swung for the fences on this album," says guitarist Dan McCartney...
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Pioneering alt-CCM artist Riki Michele has launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist in funding a new recording project. Produced by award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Margaret Becker, the project, as yet untitled, will showcase Michele's diverse musical influences and penchant for soulful and sophisticated vocal arrangements. Michele is encouraged by the initial response, and credits much of that to the bond formed by supporters of her earlier music...
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Multiple Dove Award recipient, as well as Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist, Antonio Neal is set to release his new project, Welcome Home, on Madison Line Records, the label where he serves as chief operating officer. Madison Line Records is the affiliated label of Visible Music College, a music and worship college in Memphis, Tenn. The project will be available at all digital retailers on October 21...
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*Wednesday, August 20, 2014*

Natalie Grant
Executive produced and narrated by Natalie Grant, In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. Eight premieres are scheduled around the nation, and the first will be held at Franklin Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, September 18th at 7pm with special guest Natalie Grant...
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Fever Fever, Columbus based indie rock outfit comprised of Drew Murfin, Wes Black, Zack Taylor, Andrew Bashaw, is pleased to announce the new album, Aftermath, which will be released on September 16th. For more information, please visit: www.feverfeverband.com...
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Project 86
Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab announced to The Tin Soldiers email list today that he has "accepted a position as director of both the young adults and men's ministries at Crossroads Church of Denver." He goes on to explain, "As of September 1, 2014 my family and I will be relocating to Colorado... What this means is that The Tin Soldiers will have a new base of regular operations in one of the fastest growing cities in the country." "The Tin Solders" is a group the vocalist/author created...
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For Desperation Band, formed in 2001 as the youth worship band at Colorado Springs-based New Life Church, this season has always been the impetus of their ministry. Thirteen years down the road, leading worship for hundreds of thousands of high school and college students at the annual Desperation Conference, their reach has expanded exponentially. Now known around the globe for songs like "I Am Free," "Overcome," "Yahweh," and...
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Shopé has debuted a new music video off his self-titled EP that drops next week via Role Model Records. The video depicts Shopé as he heads on the road yet again to fulfill the calling he believes the Lord has placed on him. The imagery is a metaphor of him inching ever closer to his goal of being a role model by using his gifts...
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*Tuesday, August 19, 2014*

Needtobreathe
Earlier this year, before the release of their newest album Rivers in the Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE recorded a series of live sessions inside a studio in Los Angeles. The band released these recordings as a series of videos, but now fans can grab the audio on iTunes in the form of a new EP called 60/50 Oceanway: The Live Room Sessions EP. In a July newsletter, the band had this to say about the recordings, "The Live Room session was recorded in Studio A at the infamous Ocean Way Recordings...
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TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, Aug. 26 with marketing, sales and distribution through The Fuel Music into all territories worldwide except Europe, where it releases through Hassle Records. Prior to the release of the highly anticipated recording, the band unleashes the entire album a week early for its fans through an exclusive 'First Play' on iTunes Radio: iTunesRadio.com/ThousandFootKrutch. Fans can also exclusively pre-order the album now through iTunes and receive the lead radio single and upcoming music video, "Born This Way," as well as "Untraveled Road," instantly with pre-order (iTunes.com/ThousandFootKrutch)....
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Kristian Stanfill
Kristian Stanfill and Passion will tour the country this fall on the 26-city "Passion: Take It All" tour kicking off in Seattle September 10. The tour will run through November, making stops in Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus and more, paving the way for January's Passion 2015 Conferences in Atlanta (Jan 2-4; 16-18) and Houston (Jan 30-Feb 1). Watch the official promo video for Passion 2015 here...
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JoC
GRAMMY and Dove Awards-winning band Jars of Clay celebrates 20 years of music, releasing today a uniquely special, fan-curated retrospective double-album of re-recorded favorites and two new songs, appropriately named 20. The acclaimed, 20-song recording releases independently on the band's own Gray Matters label with distribution through Tone Tree and is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com and everywhere great music is sold. In the 20 years since Dan Haseltine, Stephen Mason, Charlie Lowell and Matthew Odmark released their debut album...
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Audio Adrenaline
The Hands & Feet Project, in conjunction with the Christian Music Broadcaster's (CMB) Momentum Conference at Disney World, is proud to announce the 2nd annual RUN FOR JOY, an event to raise awareness for the children of Haiti. Join them on September 6 at the "Run For Joy" 5K Celebrity Fun Run to be held at Disney's Yacht Club & Convention Center, which is also during Disney World's Night Of Joy and Universal's Rock The Universe annual music events, where you can run for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti along with your favorite artists...
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Kings Kaleidoscope has partnered with both Tooth & Nail Records and BC Music (a division of BadChristian) to release its first full-length LP, Becoming Who We Are. Pre-sale packages range from signed CDs and apparel to limited-edition vinyl pressings of BWWA. Despite being together since 2010, Kings Kaleidoscope has yet to release a full-length album. Becoming Who We Are will be the first LP to fully establish...
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Capital Kings
Today Gotee Records' Capital Kings releases their new single, "Fireblazin," available at all digital outlets. Along with the new single there a radio mix and two remixes, one of which is by Soul Glow Activatur. Click to get a copy of "Fireblazin" at iTunes or Amazon. "We've had the privilege of traveling all over the country and certain parts of the world this past year and what we've seen is people's lives being changed," shares Capital Kings...
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Lindsay McCaul
Singer/songwriter, Lindsay McCaul, will release her sophomore project and debut album for Centricity Music, One More Step, August 19th. McCaul co-wrote the eleven songs on the record, and the title track is a tribute to her father. "One More Step" chronicles the life and death of her war veteran dad, Ret. Col. Larry Walter Pritchett, who passed away two years ago. It's One More Step/Blink your eyes/You'll be home on the other side/Running down the golden streets/You'll hear a million angels sing/So one more kiss on earth is all that's left/Before the breath of heaven fills...
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Cody, Wyoming road warriors Righteous Vendetta have just announced that they will join Nonpoint's headlining 'Breaking Skin' tour. The lineup also includes Eyes Set To Kill and Letters From The Fire. Before the start of the 'Breaking Skin' tour, Righteous Vendetta will play a string of headlining shows including select dates with LA outfit 9Electric...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant pumps life into many of her classic hits with her first remix album - In Motion: The Remixes - available now. The remixed version of her most popular single, "Baby, Baby," landed at No. 7 this week on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, continuing to breathe fresh air into the hit that landed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 for two consecutive weeks...
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Billboard chart-topping, multi Grammy® Award-winning, gospel music artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker, with Grammy® Award-winning artist Tye Tribbett and Stellar Award-winning gospel singer and songwriter, VaShawn Mitchell, will kick off the BRIDGE TO BELIEVE TOUR on September 11th in Dallas, Texas, at The Potter's House, home to Bishop T.D. Jakes. In a historical first, these three diverse gospel artists will bridge gospel's classical...
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*Monday, August 18, 2014*

Lincoln Brewster
Groundbreaking Integrity Music recording artist and worship leader Lincoln Brewster returns tomorrow with Oxygen, his ninth recording and first non-seasonal studio project in more than four years. Produced by Brewster and longtime collaborator Colby Wedgeworth, Oxygen offers 11 new selections, 10 of which Brewster co-wrote. Songs including the title-cut...
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Jesus Culture Music, known as one of the most influential youth and young adult movements around the world, releases the full-length debut album from Justin Jarvis, Atmospheres (Live), internationally at digital and physical retailers everywhere Sept. 30 through Fuel Music. Featuring over 60-minutes of music, the album was recorded live on tour with Jesus Culture band in March 2014 and captures 10 original anthems...
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Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Laura Hackett will release her newest studio album, Love Will Have Its Day, from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). Available Oct. 21 through digital and retail outlets everywhere and distributed through New Day Distribution, Love Will Have Its Day, is Laura's second full-length album on Forerunner Music and finds her exploring a much broader range of music than ever before...
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Danny Gokey
Continuing to blaze a trail following his No. 1 album debut, BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey is back on top this week with his single "Hope In Front of Me" taking the No. 1 spot on the National Christian Audience radio chart reaching nearly 9.8 million listeners. The hit single "Hope In Front of Me" made the tenacious jump to the top with a major spin increase after spending two weeks at No. 2. "Hope In Front of Me" released in February of this year. In July, it landed at No. 16...
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Tamela Mann
BET ramps up its reality slate with a new original docu-series from music and television superstars: Tamela and David Mann. The project will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted lives of these successful entertainers, as they strive to strike the perfect chord between career, family and love. David and Tamela give viewers a real life introduction to the couple behind "MEET THE BROWNS," as they showcase their light-hearted humor, real-life issues, and unique family dynamic...
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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and legendary country music group Alabama announce the release of Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition, which will be available on Sept. 8 exclusively at all 632 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition contains three exclusive bonus tracks not found...
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*Friday, August 15, 2014*

Haste The Day
Haste The Day is back! The hardcore band, formerly on Solid State Records, is recording a brand new studio album with the help of their fans thru IndieGoGo. The band is planning to record the new record in January, 2015. This will be their first new studio album since 2010's Attack Of The Wolf King. About the project, the band writes: "In May of this year, we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of our first studio album...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning “Artist of the Year” Francesca Battistelli will headline the If We’re Honest Tour this fall with special guests Sanctus Real and Jon Bauer. The 17-city run begins Sept. 25 and wraps up Nov. 2. This highly-anticipated tour shares a name with Battistelli’s new No. 1 selling album, for which she just received her 23rd Dove Award nomination for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove...
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Anthony Evans
For singer/Songwriter Anthony Evans, family is everything. Anthony, the son of beloved pastor and international speaker, Dr. Tony Evans, along with his three siblings learned from a very young age to have a heart for the Lord and a passion for family. Today, the Evans family is more closely knit than ever, even in the midst of their considerable career success. Anthony regularly performs at his sister Priscilla Shirer's world-renown speaking engagements, he leads worship once...
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Mandisa
Mandisa received five nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year, earning the most artist nominations along with Hillsong United, Lecrae and Matt Maher. The list of nominees was announced yesterday by special guests at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Along with Artist of the Year, Mandisa was nominated for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her...
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Indie pop outfit, The Strange Familiar's new single, "Rain" will be impacting at CHR radio on August 15th. TSF are known as the 'sync band' with television shows such as Pretty Little Liars (5 x), Cedar Cove, The Vampire Diaries, The Biggest Loser, Switched at Birth, among others. Hailing from Ohio, the band led by husband and wife Jeff and Kira Andrea, have garnered critical...
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Author and popular pastor Adam Stadtmiller wants readers to join him on a radical journey to offer "game-changing" prayers that can re-ignite life, change the world and enhance intimacy with God. Releasing Praying for Your Elephant: Boldly Approaching Jesus with Radical and Audacious Prayers Oct. 1 from David C Cook, Stadtmiller has written the book to not teach on the subject of prayer, but rather to challenge readers to pray...
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*Thursday, August 14, 2014*

Kings Kaleidoscope
Tooth & Nail Records announces a new addition to their family with the signing of Kings Kaleidoscope this week. The Seattle-based alternative worship band has a strong history with 4 EP's released with their unique, high energy with classic and modern hymns. New album, Becoming Who We Are, will release later this Fall. Fans can pre-order the album now with packages available at www.kingskaleidoscope.com. iTunes pre-order and others launching soon...
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It's been almost four years since Brooke Fraser released her last studio album, Flags, but Brooke is getting ready to make an impression with the release of her first new song from her ucpoming album, "Psychosocial." You can hear the song now on BrookeFraser.com. It's definitely a different sound for the celebrated worship artist, with a distinct sound that takes her into a completely different direction musically and lyrically. Not many details are known yet about...
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Big Daddy Weave
Big Daddy Weave announces the release of the music video for their current single "Overwhelmed." Filmed on a trip to Tanzania with World Vision, the video captures the stunning landscapes of Africa and the children whose lives are impacted through the Christian organization. The video includes images of Big Daddy Weave members meeting the children they personally sponsor through World Vision for the first time, as well as documenting the recording in a World Vision school of the Maasai children's choir heard on "Overwhelmed." "Overwhelmed" is the fourth radio single from...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, "Artist of the Year" Dove Award winner and Christian music's best-selling new artist in over a decade, Francesca Battistelli garners her 23rd Dove Award nomination this week for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her No. 1 selling, critically acclaimed recording, If We're Honest. The nomination was announced from Lipscomb University's Allen Arena, where the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony is set to take place Oct. 7...
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Forerunner Music celebrated two Dove-nominated projects as nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were announced at a press conference in Nashville, Tenn., yesterday. This marks the label's first time to be nominated for a Dove Award. Onething Live: Sing Your Praises was nominated for Special Event Album of the Year. In addition, worship leader Julie Meyer garnered a nod for her holiday offering, Christmas, in the Christmas Album of the Year category...
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Natalie Grant
Curb recording artist Natalie Grant's extraordinary summer just got even more exciting as the incomparable talent garnered four Dove Awards for songs from her #1 album "HURRICANE" in the 45th Annual Dove Awards nominations held today. The cd title track and single Hurricane earned triple nominations in the Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year categories; I Love the Lord, also from the "HURRICANE" album, received a nomination for Gospel Performance of the Year. In addition, Natalie's husband, and "HURRICANE" producer, Bernie Herms is a nominee for Producer of the Year...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Phillips, Craig and Dean have reached another major milestone in their career, as their No. 1 single, "Revelation Song," has received RIAA certified Gold status. The honor is bestowed on any recording that has sold 500,000 units. The single was No. 1 for 17 weeks on Billboard's AC Monitored chart and also reached No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience chart, AC Indicator chart and Soft AC chart. The group's label, Fair Trade Services, will present the trio with the official gold plaque later this month to mark the noteworthy event for the Dove-Award winning song...
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Brandon Heath
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) yesterday announced the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees where Nashville based Provident Label Group walked away with 22 nominations in 15 major categories. In a press conference held at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, PLG's Brandon Heath joined TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Karen Peck and KB, among others, to present this year's nominees...
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Selah
You Amaze Us, the highly anticipated ninth studio recording from multi-Dove Award winning Curb recording artist Selah, is set to bow August 19. Featuring 13 selections and a bonus track, the project showcases Selah's trademark mix of classic hymns and newly-penned ballads and worship anthems. To date, the album's record-breaking debut single and title-cut-recently nominated for a GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year-has spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 and was the only song to...
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We As Human
Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud/Word Records band WE AS HUMAN continue to establish themselves as one of the dominant new forces in the rock music scene with their dual nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The band scored a nomination in the Rock Song of the Year Category for their smash hit "Zombie," which features Skillet's John Cooper, as well as a nomination for Rock Album of the Year for their...
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This Friday, August 15 at 7 p.m. the only forum held in St. Louis to give youth and young adults an opportunity to speak out about the Michael Brown case takes place at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church (5515 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, St Louis, MO 63112). "So many people are mocking protestors and young people who've reached their boiling point without seeking understanding. This is a chance for them to candidly and peacefully speak their mind," Thi'sl...
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Following the release of his new album, Forever Yours, Smokie Norful continues his week of appearances and performances. Considered one of his strongest albums to date, Norful actively promoted the project at high-profile events with performances in New York, Atlanta and in Memphis at a special concert for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He made several television appearances as well including 'Good Day NY,' 'Arise 360,' 'NewsOne Now,' and will be...
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Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, VaShawn Mitchell, will introduce all new music with the release of the 'GOD MY GOD' EP on all digital platforms, August 19, 2014. The extended play release will include Mitchell's rising new radio single, "God My God," along with three additional songs...
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The Toronto born emcee comes fresh off of competing at the Rapzilla Hot 16 Bar Challenge at Legacy Conference in Chicago, where out of over a hundred submissions, he advanced to the final 3. Dru Bex joins the Role Model Records family, already comprised of fellow Toronto natives, Julien and Shopé (fka Spoken)...
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*Wednesday, August 13, 2014*

Jesusfreakhideout.com
August 13th is a date that those behind Christian music online pioneers JesusFreakHideout.com have always held dear. It was on this day in 1996 that site creator John DiBiase launched The Jesus Freak Hideout. Since 2012, JFH has released four indie music compilations (including one all-metal mix), and the team is celebrating another JFH anniversary with an all-new collection of free music from some of their favorite indie artists. On the website's 18th anniversary today, JesusFreakHideout.com is unveiling Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Four. With Volume One and Volume Two having released in 2012, and Volume Three releasing on the site's anniversary last year, Volume Four represents many new and familiar projects and artists from the independent music scene...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The conference was also streamed live on www.hearitfirst.com/live. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on the network's global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 26th through September 9th...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant's original Billboard No. 1 hit "Baby, Baby" has returned to the charts in a new form. The remixed version of the single broke into the Top 10 this week, landing at No. 8, on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, building buzz for the release of her first remix album In Motion: The Remixes on August 19. GRAMMY®-nominated producer, DJ and remixer Dave Audé put a new spin on the hit, which originally topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks in 1991...
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Family Force 5
The first studio album in three years from Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5, Time Stands Still, released Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment and makes its debut this week at No. 1 as the best-selling album on the Christian/Gospel Overall and Digital Album, Current Contemporary Christian and Christian Rock/Alternative/Rap overall SoundScan charts while hitting No. 17 on the Overall Digital Albums chart and No. 30 on the Billboard Top 200. The album's first Christian AC/CHR radio single, "Let It Be Love," also picked up a Dove Award nomination for Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year. The nomination was announced today...
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for King & Country
Featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a debut artist, gathering "New Artist of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" awards, and having the top-selling debut release from 2012 in its genre, for KING & COUNTRY continue their journey toward the Sept. 16 release of its highly-anticipated, sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.. With soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes being the heartbeat of the album...
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Ellie Holcomb
It was just announced today that singer, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb has received two Dove nominations. Holcomb is nominated for New Artist Of The Year as well as for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her debut solo project, As Sure As The Sun. Upon hearing the good news, Holcomb shared, "I never dreamed I'd be nominated for a Dove Award! I'm deeply honored and flattered to be in the company of such amazing artists...
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Hillsong
Hillsong Music received an unprecedented 10 nominations this morning at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations press conference. The nominations were announced at Lipscomb University where the awards will be held live on October 7, 2014. “We celebrate with Hillsong on the multiple nominations,” shares Peter York, President, Capitol CMG Label Group. “Hillsong music has pioneered worship music throughout the years and over the last year, they have once again redefined worship around the world for the local church. Capitol CMG is honored to be partnered with Hillsong and their mission. Congratulations to UNITED...
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*Tuesday, August 12, 2014*

Group 1 Crew
Five-time Dove Award winning hip-hop/pop sensation Group 1 Crew releases its #FASTER digital EP today from Word Entertainment. Featuring special guest vocalists Moriah Peters, Jonathan Thulin and Rachel Lampa, the new recording is the first of two EP's to be released from Group 1 Crew in the coming months. #STRONGER is set to release November 4, 2014, while the double EP, #FASTER/#STRONGER, will be a physical CD sold exclusively at retail through Family Christian Stores beginning Sept. 16, as well as sold on Group 1 Crew's fall tour with Big Daddy Weave...
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Hillsong United
NewSong's blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular prepares to head West again this fall, headlined for the first time by groundbreaking Australian worshippers Hillsong UNITED. Kicking-off November 6 at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Center, Winter Jam West will feature 10 of Christian music's top artists for $10. Created and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the tour will also include GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the debut solo album from artist Steffany Gretzinger, The Undoing, on August 26th through Provident Distribution. The Undoing is an intimate collection of original songs that began in what Steffany describes as "the moments in-between" - the life we live in between our corporate worship gatherings...
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Michael W. Smith
Three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith partnered with Rolling Stone Country today to announce the September 30 release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, featuring an all-star lineup of guests - Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald. An acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums, Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas is Smith's fourth Christmas project, following the...
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In association with Table Turners, We Are One, and Sphereofhiphop.com, SOHH present DJ Aslan's new mixtape "The Mixing Process". DJ Aslan's "The Mixing Process" will take Christian Hip-Hop fans on a somewhat familiar path with songs by Lecrae and Andy Mineo but adding a fresh, new music bed to each track. Get ready for 30 minutes of dope hip hop and soul, all the while knowing your latest "dj" app will be jealous of this real mixtape...
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His first offering under his new name, Shopé fka Spoken hopes to craft his own path in the industry. The self-titled EP will serve as an introduction to the type of music listeners can come to expect from him; honest, vulnerable but yet bold. The project is a small window in the mind of an artist who wants to introduce the world to a real God for real people. Transparent, yet not voyeuristic, emotive yet not sorrowful, exciting yet not typical, Shopé (EP) will challenge the conventions of what music made to the glory of God can (and should) sound like...
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Two decades ago, a nationwide phenomenon swept the country. Hundreds of thousands of young people took a stand for abstinence due to their Christian faith during the familiar True Love Waits movement. Now, critically acclaimed authors/speakers Clayton and Sharie King seek to reignite the movement with their book, the True Love Project, and two devotionals - 40 Days of Purity for Girls and 40 Days of Purity for Guys. Available September 1, the books...
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While her name may be new to many Christian music fans, singer-songwriter Debra Black is sure catch the attention of listeners from coast to coast with the release of her debut album, God In Every Season. Produced by Josh Williams, the album is available today wherever digital music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon...
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Urban Christian recording and performing artist Jelz Music has announced that his eagerly awaited EP 'Barz Speak Volumez Inside' will be released on Saturday 1st November 2014 at a special launch event at the TNG Centre, Sydenham, London. The EP will be preceded by a free single download 'Still Learning', due for release on Wednesday 1st October 2014...
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*Monday, August 11, 2014*

Jeremy Camp
Multiple GRAMMY® nominee and Dove Award winner Jeremy Camp will headline the Come Alive Tour this fall, featuring special guests Kutless and Adam Cappa. For a dozen years now the Capitol CMG artist has been impacting audiences with the depth of his songs - and his voice. The two-time Male Vocalist of the Year (courtesy of the GMA Dove Awards) will give fans another opportunity to experience his powerful live show when the Come Alive Tour kicks off Oct. 3 in Glens Falls, New York...
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When a band of church musicians finds itself lying flat in the back of a fish truck, smuggled across a dry river bed and into Burma-one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians these days-you know it's not about playing another gig. A few days later, having been protected by an unlikely militant ally, Bluetree played for four hours straight, live in front of 15,000 refugees in Mae La, a refugee camp...
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Colton Dixon
Colton Dixon, 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, is ready to release his anticipated new album, Anchor, with 19/Capitol CMG on August 19. With still a couple weeks out until street day, Dixon and his new album are already capturing great coverage through radio airplay and numerous media appearances. With Dixon set to appear in such outlets as Seventeen Magazine, US Magazine...
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Collision Records and Swoope present the "#SameTeam Remix" music video from his brand new album, Sinema. The video was shot and edited by CTZN Creative...
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DARKNESS DIVIDED are set to make an indelible imprint on the metal scene with their brand new video "The Hands That Bled". Off their Victory Records debut Written In Blood, the first single is an emotion-evoking cyclone of sonic brilliance. Inspired by the ultimate sacrifice of Christ, the debut single provides a glimpse of an album that is technically purgative, notably haunting and heroic all at once...
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MELODIME, a rock band that blends haunting bittersweet melodies with emotionally rich vocals atop a bed of Southern-flavored alt rock, will be releasing its album, Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide, in a deluxe edition (with six new songs and a new band member) on September 2, 2014 via Rock Ridge Music. With the original album fully funded by their loyal and ever-growing fan base during their "Make an album...
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*Friday, August 8, 2014*

Disciple
Rock band Disciple releases its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, independently worldwide through The Fuel Music Sept. 23. The crowd-funded and 10th studio album is also the first recording featuring front man, founding member and band leader Kevin Young's newly formed powerhouse line-up. Writing, recording and touring with Young are four new Disciple members, but established musicians in their own right: Josiah Prince from Philmont and Andrew Stanton from I Am Empire on guitars, Jason Wilkes from High Flight Society on bass and vocals, and Joey West from After Edmund on drums...
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Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp is heading out on the road this fall for the "Come Alive Tour" with Kutless and Adam Cappa. Read on for Jeremy's announcement: "After an incredible run of acoustic shows last spring, along with a slew of festivals and European dates this summer, I am so ready to announce big plans for the fall! I hope you'll come out and see us on the COME ALIVE TOUR, which will be hitting nearly 20 cities across the U.S. beginning in October! I'm so excited to be bringing along my great friends Kutless and Adam Cappa! We're looking forward to some incredible nights of music, worship and praising our King...
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Anthem Lights
Megachurch pastor Kyle Idleman of Southeast Christian Church and City on a Hill Studio are on a mission to "Awaken Love" and reclaim the original vision of what God intended marriage to be through the national theatrical release of THE SONG film and accompanying resources. "In our culture we are constantly hearing about love, sex, and marriage. These are the subjects of the songs we listen to, the books we read and the movies we watch. But the messages we have been receiving have left our love...
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SLEEPING GIANT have teamed up with Lambgoat to premiere the title track to their forthcoming album, FINISHED PEOPLE, which will be released on August 19 in North America. The band is currently on the road headlining their FINISHED PEOPLE TOUR presented by HM Magazine. Vocalist, Tommy Green wrote in the album's liner notes about every song on the album. Here is a small portion of his notes on this song...
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*Thursday, August 7, 2014*

1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation has just released a cover video for the viral Colbie Caillat song, "Try." The song speaks directly to girls to say that despite the pressures of society, "they don't have to try so hard." The powerful voices of 1 Girl Nation have put a harmonic spin on an already huge hit! Check out the video in the full report...
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Citizens
BEC Recordings' announces a new name for their worship band Citizens to Citizens & Saints. In addition to the new moniker, Citizens & Saints has set the release date for their sophomore album, Join the Triumph, on October 28 on BEC Recordings. The new project follows the highly praised self-titled debut CITIZENS...
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Lincoln Brewster
Groundbreaking worship artist Lincoln Brewster is slated to be featured this Saturday during Fox News Channel's "America's News Headquarters" at approximately 1 pm ET. The subject of anchor Kelly Wright's "Beyond The Dream" segment, Brewster discusses his life and music, including his highly anticipated ninth Integrity Music album, Oxygen. The project was recorded during one of the most challenging seasons of the artist's life, as his wife battled cancer...
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The popular singer/songwriter and American Idol finalist, Scott MacIntyre, is scheduled to release his new album, Lighthouse, on September 23, 2014. The eleven song project was produced by Grammy nominated Matt Bronleewe (Plumb, Hayden Panettiere, Joy Williams), Dove nominated Kyle Lee (TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Phillips, Craig & Dean), and MacIntyre joining in on the production duties. Ten of the eleven compositions featured on Lighthouse were written or co-written by MacIntyre...
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*Wednesday, August 6, 2014*

Falling Up
Falling Up, who have been quite busy making a lot of new music since reuniting as an independent band a few years ago, is back at it with a Kickstarter campaign for a new studio album. "Yup. It's happening. We are writing a brand new, full length album," says the band on their Kickstarter page. "We are confident to tell you that the songs we have so far, and the direction we are taking this new concept, is our bravest effort yet. We feel it is time to make an album that will...
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Sullivan
After a 7 year hiatus, beloved North Carolina alternative rock band Sullivan has announced their reunion and signing with Seattle based indie label Spartan Records. The band has also revealed they have finished recording their next full-length record, Heavy Is The Head, which will be released on October 28th. Additional details will be announced soon...
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Here is the latest music video from Customary's album Compassion. "I have chased after many things to fulfill me," says Customary. "Pride in faith, pride in success, women, money, showing off skills, whatever. None of it is fulfilling, and will always leave you wanting more. Find hope in God's amazing grace...
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Satellites & Sirens
Nashville group, Satellites & Sirens reached a first for the group this week as their single, "Jump Start My Heart" debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly chart. The song which has been on the charts for over 22 weeks now, and 23 weeks on Billboard's Hot AC / CHR chart peaking as high as #5, have given their new album, One Noise, new found attention with their fan base...
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Christian singer-songwriter Kim Dexter hits the road this month for a national media tour in support of her brand new studio album, “Reaching,” which released in June via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Creative...
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August Burns Red
Former Solid State Records act August Burns Red has just signed with Fearless Records with plans for their first release with the label to drop in 2015. About the signing, guitarist JB Brubaker wrote on the band's Facebook page, "We are all extremely excited to be a part of the Fearless Records Family...
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Respected worship leader and singer-songwriter Kathryn Scott will release Sing on the Battlefield September 9, 2014, her first project for Fuel Music. The seven-track EP will be available exclusively at all digital retailers, as well as on Scott's official website, www.kathrynscott.org...
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Kyle Idleman, author and pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky (the fourth largest church in America), announces the release of Praying For Your Prodigal. Currently available nationwide through David C Cook, Idleman's latest project is a supplement to his most recent book AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything. Drawing on inspiration from AHA, Idleman...
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*Tuesday, August 5, 2014*

for King & Country
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY's RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., the highly-anticipated, sophomore album releasing Sept. 16 from Word Entertainment. Available for pre-order now, iTunes is offering three Instant Grat Track downloads from the album, including hit single "Fix My Eyes," encouraging anthem "It's Not Over Yet" and the newest single, "Without You (Feat. Courtney)...
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Everfound
Word Records' all brother band Everfound has debuted a new remix today, but only for listen on Spotify. You can check out REIMAGINE, a collection of Everfound remixes created by the band here. The EP includes 4 new remixes of your favorite Everfound songs, including "God Of The Impossible" and "Never Beyond Repair...
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NF
Hip-hop/alternative artist Nate Feuerstein, who performs and records as "NF," is Capitol CMG Label Group's most recent signing and compelling new talent has released his self-titled EP today. NF also debuted his music video last month for the first single, "All I Have...
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Family Force 5
The first studio album in three years from Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5, Time Stands Still, releases today from Word Entertainment and immediately shoots to No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Top Albums and No. 8 on the Overall Albums iTunes® sales charts amidst wide acclaim. Celebrating the launch of the new album with a high-energy, pre-street week performance at Creation Northwest (Aug. 2) and closing this week with a main stage performance...
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"Outcast" is the debut single off of the new album Badlands from Colossus and features guest vocals from Dan McWhorter of Gideon. Badlands drops September 16. Pre-orders, starting at just $10, include a patch, sticker, poster and digital download...
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The Crabb Family
In 1994, The Crabb Family began a journey that took them to amazing heights in the Christian music world. From their small country church platform in Beaver Dam, KY this family group blazed a trail and set a standard for music that is still unparalleled today. It's hard to believe, but that was twenty years ago...
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Crystal Lewis
A two-disc collection of songs celebrating the 25-year music ministry career of CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is being released today. The project, titled 25 and containing 25 of the songtress' top recordings, is available at metro1music.com, iTunes, and all retailers...
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Tamela Mann
Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann and Gospel Icon Kirk Franklin have a lot to celebrate. The "Take Me To The King" digital single, written and produced by Franklin and recorded and performed by Tamela, has been RIAA Certified Gold, having sold more than 500,000 digital copies. Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela's manager and husband, David Mann, presented Tamela with her RIAA Certified Gold plaque during their Comedy and Concert event on Friday, August 1 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas...
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Veritas
Veritas is slated to release its highly anticipated debut project on Sept. 9, 2014 under the Fair Trade Services label. The self-titled album will be the first full-length offering to fans from the powerhouse contemporary classical vocal group made up of Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence...
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*Monday, August 4, 2014*

Anberlin
Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, is finally available to the public and the band is already out on their farewell run of tour dates until their very last show in Orlando, FL on November 26. But among these special last performances are a couple really unique opportunities. On September 10th, Anberlin will be performing their 2005 album Never Take Friendship Personal in its entirety to a sold out audience in Melbourne, Australia. But those in the States will get a chance to hear what is largely a fan favorite, Cities, performed in its entirety on November 17 in New York, NY at The Gramercy Theatre...
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Manic Drive
Another band turning to crowd-funding to fund their next project is Canadian pop rock band Manic Drive. The band has a new album already slated for an October 14th street date, titled VIP, but the trio is asking fans to help fund the record via PledgeMusic. "It’s been a long time coming…finally," writes the band on their campaign page. "Manic Drive is currently in the...
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Indie worship band The Ember Days have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fun their next album which is planned to be a special audio/visual experience. Guitarist/Vocalist Jason Belcher told JesusFreakHideout.com, "It will be an Audio Visual Experience for our live shows, a record and a music video. You can get a little taste of it it here. We have dreamed of doing this ever since the start of the band, and we never had the money and the time never seemed quite right...
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After teasing the news over the weekend, sound maestros '68 have debuted a brand new music video today for the song "Track 1," exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine, a first for the band in their young tenure together...
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*Thursday, July 31, 2014*

From suicide attempts, drug use and physical abuse to finding faith and purpose, Lacey Sturm gets real in her upcoming book "The Reason - How I Discovered a Life Worth Living," set to hit shelves in October (Baker Books). In her personal story, the former Flyleaf singer shares her journey from atheism to salvation and how she found faith on the day she planned to end her life...
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Andrew Peterson
The reviewers are raving about Andrew Peterson's fourth and final book in the Wingfeather Saga series, The Warden and the Wolf King. The project has just been honored as World Magazine's 2014 Children's Book of the Year and announced in the publication's August 9th issue. "Our selection committee members were considering several worthy titles when I received a copy of The Warden and the Wolf King," explains Janie B. Cheaney, Senior Writer at World Magazine...
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The successful release of War of Ages' sixth studio album "Supreme Chaos" is now followed up with a video for the lead single "From Ashes", shot on location in Girard, PA and Westfield, NY by Matt Spencer...
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Justin McRoberts
Indie acoustic artist Justin McRoberts is keeping his summer busy finishing up a brand new book, his second one to date, "currently titled Title Pending: Things I Think About When I Make Stuff." About the project, Justin says, "The book is focused on various aspects of the creative process...
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Grammy Award winner SMOKIE NORFUL begins a week of appearances and performances as part of a full-scale promotional tour for his new album FOREVER YOURS. Norful, best known for his award-winning, crossover hit "I Need You Now," returns with FOREVER YOURS, his first all-new studio album in 8 years...
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Customary has released a brand new music video for his song "Fear" from his new album, Compassion. About the song, Customary writes: "I have limited myself for years because of self consciousness and fear of being in front of people, fear of rapping while being a white middle class young man, fear of being laughed at for what I do, etc. But scripture tells us that perfect love casts out fear and that Jesus's sacrifice is that perfect...
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*Wednesday, July 30, 2014*

House Of Heroes
House of Heroes are prepping for the release of a new indie EP on August 19th, titled Smoke -- the first release without Gotee Records since their national debut in 2005 -- but they're already working on a new full-length album. To make it happen without a label, they need the fans' help and they've launched an IndieGoGo campaign...
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Founder of the Passion Movement and Passion City Church Pastor and Visionary Architect Louie Giglio will usher in the Advent season this fall with his new devotional and resource - "Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope" (Passion Publishing) - available starting in early September...
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Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and speaker Cheri Keaggy will provide music on the upcoming Wit & Wisdom Cruise, along with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, international speaker and author Dr. Luis Palau and comedian Dennis Swanberg. The cruise, scheduled to set sail February 22 through March 1, 2015, will depart from Ft. Lauderdale on a seven-day Eastern Caribbean journey to the Virgin Islands...
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Ant Coughlin has debuted a new animated music video from "Light Rooms, Dark Halls" with production by Wes Pendleton and cuts by DJ Average Joe...
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*Tuesday, July 29, 2014*

Skillet
Billboard.com said it best when they asked, "Only one question remains: which fan army is the strongest?" as they launched their Fan Army Face-Off, a bracket-style tournament in which various fan armies have squared off to prove that they are unequivocally the loudest voices in the pop sphere. GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum selling rockers Skillet's fan base, The Panheads, were chosen by Billboard when the music industry's leading trade outlet rounded up 32 of the most notable fan armies today. Through five rounds, fans themselves have determined which fan armies stride forward or fall by the wayside...
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Lauren Daigle
Centricity Music's newest artist, Lauren Daigle, is living up to the high expectations for her new single, "How Can It Be." The song is currently No. 2 New and Active on both of Billboard's AC charts and No. 42 on the NCA chart. It's a strong list of stations playing the single, including such powerhouses as; KSBJ/Houston, TX, KLTY/Dallas, TX, SOS Network/Las Vegas, NV, JOY FM Network/Sarasota, FL and Atlanta, GA, WONU/Tulsa, OK, WBSN/New Orleans, LA, WDTC/Birmingham, AL and WHPZ/South Bend, IN. The song is available on iTunes and Amazon. "How Can It Be" is resonating with Christian music fans online, "love her voice," "Lauren is a total inspiration," "simply beautiful," "this woman's music has been used by God to guide me thru grief, loss, restoration, and newness...
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Mandisa
GRAMMY® Award winner Mandisa announced the upcoming release of her first ever full remix album, Get Up: The Remixes, set to debut September 16. The album will feature remixes of her biggest hits including "Overcomer," "Stronger" and "Good Morning," all three of which Mandisa has performed on ABC's Good Morning America. The 11-track album puts an upbeat spin on Mandisa's hits, encouraging fans to Get Up and move, whether they...
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Unspoken
Centricity Music's modern-pop band, Unspoken, is enjoying tremendous success with its first single from the their self-titled full album. "Start A Fire," has jumped into the Top Five on three of Billboard's Christian Singles charts, with the song at No. 2 for the fifth week at AC Indicator, No. 4 at AC Monitored and No. 5 on the NCA chart. "Start A Fire" has locked up all Hot AC/CHR stations and is No. 6 on the chart. The music video for "Start A Fire" is also connecting with fans online and the reviews are stellar. "More people need to hear this song!," "Awesome words," and "Love this song...
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Last year the BEC Recordings' All Things New released their full-length self-titled label debut to much acclaim and fan praise. The band also spent 2013 touring with Newsboys and the Rhett Walker Band and this year the quartet spent time on the road with Francesca Battistelli and Sanctus Real. All Things New also found time among their touring schedule to record their EP that releases today titled Attic Sessions. Click here to purchase Attic Sessions now...
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A new version of "People Get Ready…Jesus Is Coming," the debut single from Crystal Lewis' upcoming CD, 25, is being made available to A/C and INSPO Christian radio stations today. The single, a variation of the remix made available July 17 that featured additional rap lyrics in the bridge by Propaganda, is being serviced to stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion...
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Our Hearts Hero has released a brand new music single and lyric video for the band's rendition of the classic hymn "Jesus Paid it All". You can check it out on iTunes...
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Family Force 5
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 premieres for the first time its highly anticipated, first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, releasing Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment. Beginning today and through Aug. 4, fans can stream all 15 songs on the acclaimed new album for free one full week before release, as well as pre-order the album, through Amazon.com...
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TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH is set to release its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, Aug. 26 with marketing, sales and distribution through The Fuel Music into all territories worldwide except Europe, where it releases through Hassle Records. Prior to the release of the highly anticipated recording, the band is offering the lead single and upcoming music video, "Born This Way," as an Instant Grat Track download beginning today through an exclusive album pre-order campaign at iTunes...
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Swoope has debuted he second single from Sinema featuring Dre Murray, Yaves Ellis, Tedashii, JGivens, & John Givez. "#SameTeam is a song that highlights unity across the industry. Brand and accolades should not matter if the King...
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Worship House Media has announced that Yancy, Christian music’s reigning queen of diversity, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Producer Award for "Kids Video of the Year.” Yancy won for her video of the Chris Tomlin-penned song, “Our God,” which is featured on her 2013 album release...
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*Monday, July 28, 2014*

Relient K
Relient K announces the special "Mmhmm 10th Anniversary Tour" this fall with special guests Blondefire and From Indian Lakes. This tour will begin on October 30 in Louisville, KY and run through December 12 in Nashville, TN. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 1st through Ticketmaster...
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Danny Gokey
BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey is partnering with the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and Christian radio to launch the 'Danny Gokey Getaway Contest' awarding a total of nine grand prize winners with a trip for two to the 45th Dove Awards with Gokey on October 7 in Nashville, Tenn. Fans have two ways to enter either through participating stations or DannyGokey.com...
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Author and popular pastor Jamie Snyder is on a mission to disprove the perception that God's favorite words are 'Thou Shall Not,' encouraging readers to swap passive avoidance of sin for lives of active faith. Releasing Thou Shall: Freedom to Strip Away the "Nots" and Discover What God Really Wants September 1 from David C Cook, Snyder makes the argument that many...
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After the success of their first concept video, Brian Free and Assurance has recently been back behind the camera again, diligently working on the release of the group's second such effort for the increasingly-popular song "Say Amen...
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For The Fatherless, the self-titled debut from singer/songwriters and worship leaders Brian and Christa Yak, bows tomorrow. Offering Hope for all who have lost or not known an earthly father, the husband/wife duo celebrates the ultimate healing found in God’s love...
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*Saturday, July 26, 2014*

Esterlyn
Esterlyn is readying a brand new studio album, titled Love, for release on August 19. But in the meantime, the band wants to give you their previous album, Woven as a free gift! For just 2 weeks, you can head on over to Noisetrade to download a free copy of Woven. Check it out here: http://noisetrade.com/esterlyn...
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*Friday, July 25, 2014*

Kari Jobe
Leading worship is Kari Jobe's heart's desire. Making His name known is the focus of her latest worship album Majestic and The Majestic Tour 2014. Following an impact-driven Spring tour and international "Nights of Worship" summertime concerts, Kari Jobe is not slowing down. She and special guest Warren Barfield are embarking on the 20-concert Fall leg of The Majestic Tour...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, "Artist of the Year" Dove Award winner and Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli released her second single, "He Knows My Name," from her third consecutive No. 1-selling studio album, If We're Honest, from Fervent Records. The single follows Battistelli's No. 1 hit from the album, "Write Your Story," and already has an impressive 50 stations supporting it in its first week at radio...
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Crystal Lewis offers a new arrangement of the "People Get Ready," which was written by Brian Ray, with additional bridge lyrics by Propaganda and music by Peace 586. The song will be included on 25, the singer's upcoming CD, which celebrates Lewis' 25 years in ministry with 25 of her top songs...
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*Thursday, July 24, 2014*

Lecrae
Lecrae, the critically-acclaimed Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist has launched the pre-order for his seventh studio album, Anomaly. Featuring guest artists Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, for King and Country and Crystal Nicole, the album is available now as a pre-order at the iTunes store, on Amazon and at Merchline. Fans will receive two new songs from Anomaly, "Fear" and the first single, "Nuthin," as a free MP3 download with the pre-order through iTunes and Merchline. Anomaly has already impressively landed at #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and #2...
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The indie songwriter collaboration, Golden Youth, will release their EP, The Cabin, via Slospeak Records on Tuesday July 29. As spring wrapped up earlier this year and summer crept in, Golden Youth headed to a secluded cabin in the Smoky Mountains to write and record. Surrounded by nature, Stephanie and Kyle immersed themselves in its beauty and inspiration. What they created is more honest and raw than ever...
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When Colossus released their debut album critics said: “If Time & Eternal is just the beginning, we could be looking at a long career for Colossus.” Now Colossus is building on that foundation with their sophomore album “Badlands”, out September 16. “Badlands” combines the ambition and spirit of the band’s debut with their progressive hardcore aesthetic and an ambience relatively new to their sound...
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Andrew Peterson
It was a fun-filled evening on July 22nd, when Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN hosted a book signing for award-winning author Andrew Peterson on the release date of the fourth and final book of his Wingfeather Saga series, The Warden and the Wolf King (Rabbit Room Press). The store was packed with fans and attendees even spilled out onto the sidewalk for a block outside the store. Illustrator Joe Sutphin was on hand to discuss the process of creating his art for the book, and many fans dressed up as characters from the books for the costume contest. Peterson also delighted the attendees by reading a chapter from...
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Phillip LaRue
"Whiskey in my Water," performed by Tyler Farr and co-written by Razor & Tie Music Publishing's Phillip LaRue and songwriter John Ozier, has hit number one on the Country radio chart. The song, which has also been certified Gold by the RIAA, is Larue's first country number one. Artist Tyler Farr explains that the song "just came out" while the three were together at a writing retreat in East Tennessee, "It's a guy's redneck way of saying how much his girl means to him - he tells her 'you're the whiskey in my water, and the moon in my shine...
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Chonda Pierce
David W. Pierce, husband of Christian comedian Chonda Pierce, is being remembered this week as a devoted and loving husband and father, gifted teacher, accomplished writer, and creative storyteller who passionately loved the pursuit of God and the sharing of the spiritual values he discovered in living everyday life. A community of family and friends –both close—and those connected worldwide through Chonda’ s ongoing series over the past three weeks of heartfelt updates through social media were saddened by the news...
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Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty, three brothers hailing from the working class town of Butler, PA and collectively known as About A Mile, released their anticipated, self-titled debut last week from Word Entertainment. This week, About A Mile, whose name originates from the belief that Jesus carried his cross "about a mile," has the bestselling album debut in their genre for a new artist this year, and hit No. 4 on iTunes' Christian/Gospel album chart. With a chemistry and accomplished artistry that is garnering wide critical acclaim, About A Mile's music and lyrics speak to members of all faiths about the suffering then triumph...
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*Wednesday, July 23, 2014*

Project 86
After the success of 2012's critically acclaimed Wait For the Siren, Project 86 is busy finishing up recording their ninth full length album. This time around, P86 has enlisted the talents of producer/engineer Matt Mclellan (Underoath, Norma Jean, The Devil Wears Prada) and mixer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan)...
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For Today
For Today announces Fall tour with headliner We Came As Romans and other supporting acts The Color Morale, Crossfaith and Palisades. The tour kicks off September 11th in Lansing, MI. The band is currently finishing up a main stage run on the 2014 Van's Warped Tour. Also released today is a new live video from For Today for the song "Pariah"- Watch Now HERE. The footage is from the 2014 Warped Tour...
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Stryper
Stryper is back with their latest release, a live CD/DVD combination called Live At The Whisky. The live recording will be available on September 23rd via Frontiers Records and is a must have for any fan. The concert was recorded at a sold-out show last November at the famous Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. The 16-track collection documents the band’s first show in support of their latest critically acclaimed release, No More Hell To Pay. From the show opener “Legacy...
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Show Hope
It was five years ago this month that Show Hope, the orphan care ministry founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, officially opened the doors of Maria's Big House of Hope, their first Special Care Center. Maria's Big House of Hope, named after the Chapman's youngest daughter Maria Sue, is located in Luoyang, China, a city of more than six million people...
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*Tuesday, July 22, 2014*

Switchfoot
Tonight, Switchfoot will be playing the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson on CBS! Be sure to tune in (12:35am/11:35pm central) and check it out. The band is also excited to announce that their movie Fading West will be airing on Netflix starting August 1st and Fuel TV in Australia on July 27th! If you just can't wait till then, you can also purchase a copy through iTunes HERE...
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Smalltown Poets
Former Forefront Records pop rock band Smalltown Poets is back in the studio recording their second career Christmas album. The band returned from a 7-year hiatus in 2011 with Smalltown Poets Christmas, after last having released their one and only album with BEC Recordings (It's Later Than It's Ever Been) in 2004. In 2012, the guys followed their holiday album with an EP of all-new (non-seasonal) songs, Under The New Sun...
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Save the City Records partners with Prolegend Records to introduce the Southwest-based urban supergroup "Red Coalescence." "We've sought high and low for incredible talent worldwide, and Red Coalescence sums up what we believe is the future of Christian music," said Derek Hoiem CEO of Save the City Records. Red Coalescence is a hip-hop trio, comprised of the three music veterans: producer David "Madik the General" Lucero, lyricist Isaiah "Omit the Ticket" Tullis, and Ivan "Illusent the Painter" Barry. Madik owns "Madik Nnovation Studio" one of the premier recording studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Omit is the son of a New York based preacher, and Illusent...
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The wait is over! "Supreme Chaos," the brand new release from War of Ages is out today! Pick it up on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or at the Facedown merch store. "Supreme Chaos" is the sixth studio album for War of Ages and this newest album is their most potent yet. On "Supreme Chaos" the band steps into deconstruction territory, approaching the recording process with a structured plan of "writing metal songs, ripping them apart, and adding powerful new elements." Recorded with Josh Barber at Covenant Studios...
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JoC
Jars of Clay continues to celebrate the 20 year anniversary since the release of their first album, the independently released Frail in 1994, with special online concert performances. The next one will be held on July 29 on StageIt.com. This one will feature songs from their 2005 hymns album, Redemption Songs. Also, on August 19th, a brand new 20-song project called 20 will feature 18 fan-picked songs re-recorded acoustically by the band with 2 brand new songs as well...
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Following the success of his number one iTunes/Amazon Hip Hop album, 'The Good Fight,' God Over Money artist Bizzle is set to release his latest project ‘Well Wishes’ July 22. While touring throughout Africa, Bizzle became concerned about what he'd drink. "Everyone was telling me don't drink the water, don't eat the vegetation, and to shower with my back to the faucet, Bizzle said. "Water in Africa is important to me now, because it wasn't important to me before. God dealt with me about the fact that I was only concerned about clean water in Africa when it affected me...
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DREAM Worship is excited to announce the release of The Sound Of Jesus, the debut album by Aaron Bagwell. The Sound Of Jesus is an honest and heartfelt spirit-filled album sure to encourage and uplight your day. With songs like "My Everything" and "Saving Grace" this album is a must have in your library and at your church. Purchase the the album on iTunes here! You can also text AARON to 51555 to purchase the album...
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Award-winning comedian Bone Hampton will appear on ABC's The View this Thursday, July 24. Hampton will perform his lauded stand-up routine during the show's Sherri's Comedy Corner segment. The appearance marks Hampton's fourth appearance on The View - twice as a host on "Guy Day Friday," Co-Host during "Male Best Friend" Day, and once during Joy's Comedy Corner...
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Kierra Sheard releases her highly anticipated album, GRACELAND, today, July 22. The newest judge on BET's 7th season of "Sunday Best" gets personal on GRACELAND and shares her ongoing inner battle between self-conviction and condemnation. Gail Mitchell from Billboard states, "Sheard's triumph over turmoil ultimately triggered what is arguably her best and most versatile work to date. GRACELAND brims with self-introspection and lessons learned...
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Good Fruit Co. is proud to announce their very first release: Laus Deo. The project is set to release on September 9, 2014. The concept: Colossians 3:16 - "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." The word "hymn" doesn't normally spark excitement within modern church culture. Many churches dismiss hymns as either being ancient religious mantras or having antiquated music structures...
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"Born To Run," the new single from singer/songwriter Eva Kroon Pike's current CD, Love Is All About You, is being released to Christian radio today. The song, written by Pike and veteran Christian hit songwriter Don Koch, is being serviced to Christian AC and Soft AC/INSPO-formatted stations...
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*Monday, July 21, 2014*

John Schlitt
The first Christmas project ever recorded by Grammy and Dove Award winning vocalist John Schlitt, one of the most distinctive voices in Christian music, will be available September 2 through Send The Light Distribution and Munce Group Stores. Schlitt's The Christmas Project will also be available in Family Christian Stores, Lifeway Christian Stores and others, for the 2014 holiday season...
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Forerunner Music is happy to announce the upcoming release for International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) worship leader, Jonas Park, and his long-time songwriting collaborator, David Bollmann. The pair will release a six-song EP, Forward that features all new material and spotlights their contemporary worship style. Parks/Bollman compositions have appeared on several Forerunner Music releases in recent years, and have become anthems among the IHOPKC community...
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Willet's new album, Searchlight, was written as a "Community Worship Album" touching on themes not typically discussed in congregational settings (see this blog post). The writing process included a Multi-Denominational Pastoral Panel to review the lyrical content for theological accuracy...
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Customary's new video for "Hanging On," is about what happens when you pursue a lustful relationship. You can run away from it, but as soon as you let your guard down, it can come back and keep you hanging on in an instant. Don't just run, live according to the Word and overcome. "Hanging On" is from Customary's upcoming release, Compassion, that is releasing July 29th...
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Remedy Drive
Fuel Music, one of the leading independent distributors of Christian music, CD's, tapes and vinyl records internationally, releases REVERENCE: An Offering worldwide Aug. 5. Fuel has gathered together 18 artists who are offering 19 songs, including 17 never-before-released tracks, for the album. This newly created brand focusing on song/artist discovery and inspired by Hebrews 12:28 features recordings by such lauded artists as Martin Smith...
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Keno Camp and Trendency Records are at it again with another infectious banger for your ears! On the heels of the song "Obey" from their debut album "Riot," Keno Camp has recorded a brand new promo single as a "thank you" to all those who have supported the group to date. "On 'Em" is a lyrical bomb from this talented Compton...
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*Friday, July 18, 2014*

toby
Five-time GRAMMY® Winner TobyMac has announced the "Worship, Stories & Songs Tour" which will hit the road this fall and will feature Matt Maher and Ryan Stevenson. TobyMac, who is renown for his live performances, will bring together the three artists in a night of fellowship in intimate venues and musical settings across the country. The "Worship, Stories & Songs Tour" will be a totally different TobyMac show, a time where it's not about the lights, smoke or big stage. Instead, it will be more intimate and personal, a "storyteller's night" where Toby will share where the songs came from...
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"More Than Enough," the new single from singer/songwriter Jason Bare's current release, Love Is Alive, made the list of Most Added Songs on the Billboard Soft AC chart for the issue date of July 19...
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*Thursday, July 17, 2014*

Natalie Grant
Curb recording artist Natalie Grant is enjoying an extraordinary summer, highlighted by the long anticipated premiere of the new One Media, LLC/Millennium Entertainment motion picture, Persecuted, set for national release tomorrow, July 18th. Produced by multiple Oscar®-winner Gray Frederickson (The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now) and writer/director Daniel Lusko, the faith-based action-thriller sees the award-winning singer/songwriter in a supporting role alongside James Remar, Bruce Davison, Dean Stockwell, Gretchen Carlson, and Fred Thompson. For additional details, including nationwide theatre information, please see www.Persecutedmovie.com...
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As a society we struggle with valuing fame and fortune over everything else. On "Celebrity," HillaryJane and guest Thi'sl bring listeners a satirical banger about possessions that can't fulfill our desire for true happiness. Pounding drums from the production of Grammy Award winning duo 808XEliTE set the tone and help drive the point home. The debut EP, 'Stix and Stones' by HillaryJane, releases via Infiltrate Music on July 29th. You can buy "Celebrity" on iTunes now or pre-order the EP and get 3 singles immediately...
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Anberlin
Stream Anberlin's album "Lowborn" for free now** on Pandora Premieres! Lowborn comes out next tuesday. You can still Pre-Order the album by itself or as part of a bundle (including vinyl!) at the Tooth & Nail Online Store or at iTunes...
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The Choir
MXL Microphones, Marshall Electronics, and StreamVu have partnered with The Choir, a GRAMMY®-nominated band based in Nashville, and Russ Long, one of the music industry's most respected recording engineers, to stream live while the band records its upcoming live album. For the first time, fans will have a real time, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the creative process as The Choir lays down tracks in front of a live audience...
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Another member from the W.L.A.K. crew is set to release an album via Collision Records on August 5th. Swoope recently wrapped up recording his latest release Sinema. Sinema is his third project and features the single & video "LSD" featuring Christon Gray. Watch the "LSD" music video at YouTube...
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The lead single from Ant Coughlin's "Light Rooms, Dark Halls" features Tragic Hero, production by Wes Pendleton, and cuts by DJ Average Joe. "Thru the Floor," featuring Tragic Hero, acts as a follow up/continuation of the previous song. The first verse is written from the perspective...
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Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS) announces the signing of Jesus Culture Music to a music administration agreement for the copyright management of their popular worship song catalog. CCS's INDIEadmin service will provide easy online licensing for Jesus Culture songs and sound recordings. Jesus Culture Music's highly anticipated new worship recording, Unstoppable Love, released last month and was recorded live during Jesus Culture...
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Loftland
The Wisconsin quartet Loftland released their debut album on DREAM Records 'I Don't Want To Dance' earlier this year. The next single to be taken from the new record will be 'Let's Make It Loud', which is now available. The guys have been busy during the summer festival season performing in front of thousands of fans and will continue their run after with Shonlock and Abandon...
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*Wednesday, July 16, 2014*

Colton Dixon
This week 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, COLTON DIXON premiered his new music video for his single "More of You." This single is from his forthcoming August 19th sophomore album Anchor (19/Capitol CMG). In addition to the music video debut, fans can now pre-order the album digitally at iTunes here: smarturl.it/Anchor. For his sophomore effort, he co-wrote with renowned songwriters and artists such as Trevor McNevan (TFK), Matthew West, TobyMac...
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Singer/Songwriter Anthony Evans releases his second Christian Adult Contemporary single and new music video today for the track, "I Found You," off his chart-topping album Real Life/Real Worship. "I Found You," which Evans co-wrote with Dove Award-wining songstress Cindy Morgan, is Evan's highest debuting single on the Billboard Christian Hot AC chart securing the #26 spot for the week of July 14, 2014...
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Mouth of the South release a lyric video for "Blind Guides" today, the second single from the upcoming debut album "Struggle Well." Vocalist Josiah Lyle says: "Blind Guides to me is a response to all the anti-religion/ anti-Christianity music I hear in today's culture...
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*Tuesday, July 15, 2014*

War Of Ages
The Facedown Records 2014 summer sampler is now available for download and contains 9 tracks from their most recent releases including two singles from unreleased albums and a super exclusive song from Colossus. Singles from Mouth of the South and War of Ages appear on the sampler from unreleased and upcoming albums...
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This week, Drew Holcomb (of Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and husband of solo artist Ellie Holcomb) released a brand new acoustic solo album titled 10 Years, 10 Songs, Solo Acoustic. Check out Drew's announcement of the project...
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Lecrae
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Lecrae, Premier Productions, and Live Nation announce The Anomaly Tour featuring Lecrae with special guests Andy Mineo and DJ Promote. Tickets for Lecrae's fall 2014 The Anomaly Tour go on sale Friday, July 25. The nation-wide tour kicks off in Houston on October 3. "Lecrae has always been an innovator and trailblazer in our industry," explains Dan Rauter of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment...
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Hip-hop/alternative artist Nate Feurerstein, who performs and records as "NF," is Capitol CMG Label Group's most recent signing and most compelling new talent. Debuting the music video today for his first single "All I Have," the song will be available on July 22 at all digital outlets and featured on NF's self-titled EP, releasing August 5th...
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A highly-anticipated remix of "People Get Ready…Jesus Is Coming," the No. 1 song from CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is being released today as the debut single from the multi-Dove Award winner's upcoming CD. The song, which was the No. 1 song at Christian radio in 1996, is being serviced to Christian CHR and Urban Gospel radio stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion. "This has long been one of my favorite songs to perform live, as the message remains relevant to each and every generation...
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Heavy metal newcomers, DARKNESS DIVIDED, will release their Victory Records debut album, Written In Blood, on August 19th. Written In Blood is an 11-track assault of deeply penetrating, sometimes chaotic, sometimes melodic, but always brutalizing metal core riffage coupled with crushing rhythmic breakdowns and Gerard Mora's thunderously demanding vocals. Driven by faith and fueled by conviction, DARKNESS DIVIDED are on a mission to prove that through suffering comes salvation...
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TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH launches its debut radio single, "Born This Way," from the band's first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE. Premiering on Loudwire.com today at http://loudwire.com/thousand-foot-krutch-born-this-way-exclusive-song-premiere, the single goes for radio adds July 22 as the album is set to release independently worldwide Aug. 26 on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music...
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Family Force 5
Known for electrifying crowds worldwide with its unique blend of dance and rock, Family Force 5 will be taking new music from its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, along with fan favorites on the road with Newsboys and 7eventh Time Down. The 28-city "We Believe Fall Tour" begins Sept. 18 in Memphis (Germantown, TN) and traverses the country before wrapping up Nov. 16 in Youngstown, OH...
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About A Mile
Three brothers hailing from the working class town of Butler, PA, collectively About A Mile, make their anticipated, self-titled debut today from Word Entertainment. About A Mile, whose name originates from the belief that Jesus carried his cross "about a mile," may be new on the charts, but brothers Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty, have a chemistry and accomplished artistry that is garnering wide critical acclaim as the trio's music and lyrics speak to members of all faiths about the suffering then triumph of a crucified and risen Christ. See a compelling...
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*Monday, July 14, 2014*

Heath McNease
Hardworking Hip Hop artist Heath McNease has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for a new film and album, both titled Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne is a 40 minute film about Heath McNease's experience touring in the frozen midwest. About the project, Heath writes: My Name is Heath McNease. I'm a full time recording and touring musician. I am on the road more than 200 days a year. I've recorded 10 albums in the last 3 years. I am a singer/songwriter as well as a hip hop artist. I play in churches, clubs, bars, colleges, parking lots, coffee shops, and anywhere else people will have me...
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Hillsong
Hillsong Worship released No Other Name recently to chart topping numbers receiving their highest debut in their 26 years of releasing an annual live project. No Other Name debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 13 its first week in the U.S. and at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian/Gospel album chart. As the highest debut from the Hillsong Worship brand, the album also debuted No. 1 on the Christian Gospel Albums...
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Anthony Evans
Tuesday July 15, 2014 on CBN's The 700 Club, pop-gospel artist Anthony Evans will sit down with Pat Robertson and Wendy Griffith to discuss his faith, reaching out to the unchurched, and his current gig as Talent Producer for the hit singing competition, The Voice. Evans will also perform a song from his new CD Real Life/Real Worship. The 700 Club airs live on Tuesday July 15, 2014...
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Carman
With multiple sell-outs under his belt on the first leg of his new tour, Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman heads back out on the road this week for the summer set of stops on his 'Live Across America Presents: No Plan B Tour.' Just in time for this run, Carman releases his new lyric video for the song "Yes Yes" from his 'No Plan B' album...
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*Friday, July 11, 2014*

Anberlin
Anberlin have announced the date and location of the band's final live performance as a band. Anberlin's final show will be held on Wednesday, November 26 at the House of Blues in Orlando. Tickets are now on sale. Check out the band's official announcement and final tour dates below. Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, releases July 22 via Tooth & Nail Records. "Hello friends, it is with simultaneously heavy hearts and a spirit of celebration that we have announced our final show ever...
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*Thursday, July 10, 2014*

Schematic, the solo project from Mae frontman Dave Elkins, has debuted a new video for his song "Stand" today with Vevo.com. The song is featured on his debut album, Color (n.) Inside The Lines, which was released by Seattle based indie label Spartan Records in late 2013. The record is currently available digitally from iTunes...
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Bestselling author, popular speaker and recording artist Kelly Minter releases Wherever The River Runs: How A Forgotten People Renewed My Hope In The Gospel, August 1 from David C. Cook. Already receiving endorsements for the book from such acclaimed authors and artists as Beth Moore, Ann Voskamp, Jen Hatmaker, Stuart Townend...
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Hall of Fame vocalist and five-time Grammy winner, Larnelle Harris, will receive the 2014 Kentucky Governor's Artist Award in a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky this October. The prestigious award is given to Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the arts in the Commonwealth, across the country, and around the globe...
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*Wednesday, July 9, 2014*

Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant is already receiving amazing response from DJs around the country for the remixed version of "Baby, Baby" as it takes the No. 1 Breakout spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart this week. GRAMMY®-nominated producer, DJ and remixer, Dave Audé, put a new spin on the hit, which originally topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks in 1991...
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Satellites & Sirens
Satellites & Sirens is proud to announce their first cover song contest for their hit single, "Jump Start My Heart". With the recent success of their single doing well at radio, their new album launch One Noise and a busy touring schedule, the guys took time out to invite their fans to submit versions of the song by recording their own style of it on video. The top 10 most viewed videos will be entered to win 1 of 5 prizes that include anything from a pair of tom shoes, live chats, autograph copies of One Noise...
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Getty Music Touring has announced that the 2014 tour of Joy - An Irish Christmas with Keith and Kristyn Getty and friends will include a one-night-only performance at the world-renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City on December 17. The concert marks the couple's debut appearance in the famed venue and follows a sold-out performance of their Hymns for the Christian Life concert in Manhattan last fall...
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The 20 year old Houston native singer/rapper HillaryJane follows up his her debut single "Chimneys" with a song about being confident in being truly different...
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As part of the roll out for Smokie Norful's forthcoming release, FOREVER YOURS, Tre'Myles Music/ Motown Gospel, is offering a pre-order incentive for the ultimate Smokie Norful fan. "The Forever Yours CD" bundle (in digital and physical formats) is now available for pre-order on www.smokienorful.com...
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*Tuesday, July 8, 2014*

for King & Country
Featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a debut artist, gathering "New Artist of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" awards, and having the top-selling debut release from 2012 in its genre, for KING & COUNTRY launches into its next season with a new album and major market, 40-city fall tour. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke, the duo embarks on their "YOU MATTER - THE TOUR" Sept. 14 in Nashville (Franklin, TN) in support of their sophomore release, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., the highly-anticipated album releasing Sept. 16 and available now for pre-order on iTunes...
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BEC Recordings announces a new addition to their roster with the signing of female pop artist Shuree. The Chicago-based artist's label debut "Be The Change" will be releasing this fall. Shuree's music is geared to inspire young people to live passionately, purposefully and powerfully for God in today's society...
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Christian music's renowned singer, songwriter, producer, and worship leader, Don Moen, announced today the launch of a new charity, Worship In Action. Formerly known as Don Moen and Friends, Worship In Action is a Nashville, TN based charity that has a long-range plan to provide hope for the poor...
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Heather Letto, author of the new young adult fiction book entitled Impervious (Bookfish), is offering readers a chance to download her entire book for free, one chapter each day,during the month of August. Additionally, Letto has created a bible study that is also available for free. The study guide expands on the topic of heaven that the fictional tale of the city of Impervious represents. Letto says the main theme of Impervious revolves around heaven and earth and what happens after death, but it also depicts issues that afflict many teenagers and youth...
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17 year old Las Vegas native emcee, KIDD, follows up his eye opening full-length debut album Murder My Flesh, with a freshly focused vibe of raw hip hop and transparency with Hipsavvy: The Introduction...
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Third Culture Worship, a duo comprised of accomplished worship leaders Vaughn Thompson Jr. and his wife, Irene Marin Thompson, has signed a new distribution deal with Family Christian Stores to carry its sophomore project, INVADE: Third Culture Worship, Volume 2, in more than 250 stores throughout the U.S...
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Remedy Drive
The Exodus Road, a leader in fighting modern day slavery, is giving a voice to the voiceless by working tirelessly to bring about freedom and helping to put an end to sex trafficking. With several key initiatives in place, the organization continues to ask others to join them in the fight. "The Exodus Road is committed to bringing the strategic process of deliverance to a worldwide community," said Matt Parker, former youth minister and founder of The Exodus Road, who started the nonprofit with his wife, Laura. "Collaboration, empowerment, and strategic rescue are the heartbeats of our organization...
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Watershed Music Co. is honored to announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal for the entire catalog of Ohio-based prophetic-psalmist, Chris Burns. Chris Burns is a prophetic psalmist, revivalist, and preacher who has been marked with the call to pioneer resting places for the Lord God in people, cities, and nations across the earth. Through living out a First-Commandment lifestyle, he carries the spirit of revival desiring to bring awakening and transformation to cities and regions all over the world...
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Rebecca Crews, known for her hit reality show on BET, "The Family Crews," alongside her actor/comedian husband Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), is releasing her first single, "Can I Stay" available today nationwide. The inspirational/smooth jazz track offers encouragement to all who listen and can be purchased on iTunes® and Amazon...
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*Monday, July 7, 2014*

War Of Ages
Just released: "Chaos Theory", the second single from War of Ages' upcoming album "Supreme Chaos". The album will be released on July 22, pre-orders are available now, and a visual single release for the first single "From Ashes" is also up at the band's official website. War of Ages are heading out this weekend for selected summer dates before jumping over to Europe for a few weeks in August...
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Mr. Del (Delmar Lawrence) is a pastor, author, producer and artist who has been releasing solo projects and developing Urban Gospel and Christian artists and groups for over ten years with his Holy South and Dedicated Music Group labels. After a successful career in mainstream hardcore rap, the Memphis music mogul made the life changing move to Christian music. Mr. Del raps and preaches a message of righteousness and hope through his non-traditional sermons and unfiltered hip-hop music...
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B. Cooper releases the official music video for 1994 off his release "While The City Sleeps". The single features Foure and production by SykSense & Dirty Rice. B. Cooper shares about how the song materialized and its meaning... "1994 actually started out as somewhat of a joke. SykSense came through Dirty Rice's studio and played us 9 or 10 beats. This beat stood out to me...
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Known to many as the first family of Gospel music, the Winans have had countless hits over the past few decades and continue to find new ways to reinvent themselves. Heralded for their effortless delivery, soulful voices, songwriting expertise, charismatic performances, and more, the Winans have a style that is all their own. Three of the Winans brothers have come together to form a super group, 3 Winans Brothers, featuring Marvin & Carvin of the hit group The Winans and BeBe of the hit duo BeBe & CeCe Winans...
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*Thursday, July 3, 2014*

Needtobreathe
Today, NEEDTOBREATHE debuted the first video in a new series of live acoustic videos the band recorded earlier in the year. You can watch "State I'm In" on NEEDTOBREATHE.com now. The Live Room sessions were recorded in Studio A at the infamous Ocean Way Recordings (Los Angeles, CA), the same room The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Tom Petty and more used before us. Despite the fact that we were coming off of a long...
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SLEEPING GIANT have teamed up with AbsolutePunk to premiere the lyric video for the brand new track, "Overthrow." This will also serve as an initial offering from SLEEPING GIANT's long awaited, 4th full length album, FINISHED PEOPLE, which will be released on August 19th in North America / August 18th in Europe. So, follow the link below for your first listen off of this highly anticipated album...
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July 29th marks the release of Customary's third album release, Compassion. It's his most personal and reflective material to date. "I wrote this album around the themes of grace, selflessness, compassion, and the distraction of pride that keeps us from manifesting those qualities. I have many close friends that have bitterness towards "Christianity" or Jesus, because of the way the people of the church have acted out of pride on issues...
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*Wednesday, July 2, 2014*

MxPx
Bremerton, WA's favorite punk-rock band, MXPX, will release their first set of acoustic jams, MXPX Acoustic Collection, available on their 22nd anniversary, Sunday, July 6, 2014, through the band's label imprint, Rock City Recordings. (#mxpx22) The album was produced by the band's lead singer and bassist, Mike Herrera, in his own Monkey Trench Studios and mastered by Descendents and All guitarist Stephen Egerton. Survival Guide's Emily Whitehurst (aka Agent M) lent her vocals on three tracks: "Tomorrow Is Another Day...
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Rhett Walker Band
Rhett Walker Band returns to the Grand Ole Opry stage tonight, July 2nd at 7pm sharing the stage with artists, Craig Campbell and Mel Tillis. They will be performing songs from their upcoming album "Here's To The Ones" due out, October 14th. The band performed the Opry for the first time on May 2nd of this year opening for Little Big Town and Vince Gill, below is a link to a video from that appearance. Click here for ticket info...
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Danny Gokey
Acclaimed singer, author, and American Idol favorite, Danny Gokey has just landed a #1 release for his highly anticipated sophomore album, HOPE IN FRONT OF ME. The album, skyrocketed to the top of the charts with incredibly impressive first week numbers coming in at #1 on the Billboard Christian Charts and #40 on the Billboard Overall Charts...
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*Tuesday, July 1, 2014*

Alcon Entertainment has acquired HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE for worldwide release by Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The full-length feature documentary, directed by Michael John Warren (Jay-Z's "Fade to Black"), chronicles the spectacular rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian worship band Hillsong UNITED. Matthew Weaver of MediaWeaver Entertainment and Jonathan Bock of Grace Hill Media are producing. B. Wayne Hughes, Jr. and Greg Campbell of Cantinas Entertainment, which is financing the feature, are executive producing. Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film on April 3, 2015...
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Family Force 5
Get ready to "Sweep The Leg" as Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5's newest single debuts at No. 1 today on iTunes' Top Christian & Gospel Songs Chart, and as Netflix releases its Karate Kid trilogy. With the song title inspired by the original Karate Kid movie released 30-years ago, "Sweep The Leg" is featured on the band's highly anticipated, first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, releasing Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment. The song also joins "Let It Be Love" and "BZRK (feat. KB)...
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Remedy Drive
Indie rock band Remedy Drive is celebrating as "Commodity," the first single off the full-length album of the same name due out in September, reaches #1 at rock radio. "I've always felt like the wimpy kid at rock radio with my piano ballads and pretty songs", says frontman David Zach...
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Guardian
Anyone who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign for a new album from rock legends Guardian last year have been rocking their new album Almost Home since January of this year. However, those who haven't have only been able to check out a few of the album's key singles. Come July 15th, the band will be releasing the full album to iTunes and make a few CD copies...
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Today Hillsong releases No Other Name worldwide and is already charting in the Top 5 overall on iTunes in the U.S. (No. 4). Making a global impact, this album is charting in the Top 10 of iTunes in 13 countries outside of the U.S. including at No. 1 in Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland. This is the first release under the new moniker "Hillsong Worship" and the 26th annual live worship project...
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Nashville indie-rock trio Colony House (formerly known as Caleb) will release their debut album When I Was Younger on July 22 via Descendant Records (The Lone Bellow). Yesterday, they premiered their live in-studio video for the new album single "Waiting For My Time To Come" with Paste Magazine, WATCH HERE...
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INOV8 Music Group announces today's release of the self-titled debut EP from The Morning Watch, a South Georgia-based Christian band. The project's street date coincides with the group's signing to INOV8's roster...
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*Monday, June 30, 2014*

Lindsay McCaul
Singer/songwriter, Lindsay McCaul, will release One More Step, her first project on Centricity Music, on August 19th. The collection of eleven new songs that were co-written by McCaul, solidifies her position as one of the premiere up-and-coming singer/songwriters. The album marks the first collaboration between McCaul and producers Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band) and Jeff Pardo (Matthew West, Jonny Diaz), who also lent his award-winning songwriting skills to the record...
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Holly Starr
Known for her powerful, personal music videos, Artist Garden Entertainment singer/songwriter Holly Starr recently debuted the official video for her latest single, "God Is." Directed and produced by Jonathan Ward for JonnyGrand Films and Media, the highly-anticipated video is already approaching 20,000 YouTube views...
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Tamela Mann
NAACP Image Award-winning, GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN received her first BET Award on Sunday for Best Gospel Artist, announced during the live show broadcast on BET. She was escorted to the stage by her husband David Mann to accept her award...
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About A Mile
Word Entertainment's About A Mile rocked Warner Music Nashville's second installment of Pickin' On The Patio 2014 last week. Word newcomers About A Mile, who are getting ready to release their self-titled debut album produced by Ian Eskelin and Howard Benson on July 15th, delivered an electrifying set for the packed crowd. Warner Bros. Records' promising new country singer, Michael Ray, also performed...
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*Sunday, June 29, 2014*

On "Insomnia Vacation", the 2nd single from the 17 year old KIDD's upcoming free EP, he talks about not being able to sleep due to being inundated with thoughts of dreams, failures, and success. The free EP, 'Hipsavvy: The Introduction' will be available on July 4th at http://noisetrade.com/kidd on Infiltrate Music...
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Being a "new artist" to the world and an "old artist" at heart brings a dynamic not traditionally expressed lyrically. On "Come With Me," Skrip is his most transparent yet with his heart toward the music industry, new platform and his 14+ years creating and writing music...
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*Friday, June 27, 2014*

20 year old Houston artist, HillaryJane is excited to make a positive impact on popular culture through her debut EP, Stix and Stones. The project is counter cultural, promoting subject matter that doesn't base happiness on acquiring material things, and encourages people to be confident in who they are. Chimneys is a song about not believing the lies that are pushed on you by society...
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*Thursday, June 26, 2014*

Flame
It's been nearly two decades since Murray Hill Theatre opened its doors in 1995. This non-profit nightclub on the westside of Jacksonville, FL has served teens and concert goers of all ages, offering a safe place for all to enjoy live entertainment without drugs, alcohol, second handsmoke and negative lyrics. Murray Hill Thetare is Jacksonville's longest running nightclub venue and is arguably the nation's premier Christian rock venue...
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Singer/Songwriter Erica Campbell has had an incredible career as one half of the multi-platinum selling duo, Mary Mary, but the My Block/e1 Recording Artist is making headlines left and right as a solo artist. Releasing her debut solo album in March 2014 which landed at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts & #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, Campbell's album has spent more than 12 weeks on the Billboard Gospel charts at #1; grabbed a Grammy nomination for her debut solo album...
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Fair Trade Services announces the signing of Veritas to their acclaimed roster. The contemporary classical vocal group comprised of Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence, will release their self-titled album on September 9, 2014...
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*Wednesday, June 25, 2014*

Jason Gray
The talented Jason Gray is rounding up his Centricity Music labelmates to join his upcoming headlining tour, With Every Act Of Love Tour. The tour will feature guest artists, Unspoken and Lindsay McCaul, while introducing the band Carrollton. Presented by World Vision, the tour will run September 26 -November 11 and is scheduled to visit 21 cities, with additional dates being announced soon. Tickets for the dates are available through iTickets.com. The tour is named after Gray's No. 1 hit single and is from his latest album, Love Will Have The Final Word that is available at all online and retail music outlets...
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"You Amaze Us," the latest single from Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah, made Christian radio history this week debuting at #1 on Billboard's Christian Soft AC chart. The title-cut from Selah's forthcoming studio recording, the single topped the chart for the week of June 23, a record-setting three days after its official release...
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Capitol Christian Music Group announces the signing of artist and songwriter Dan Bremnes. A native to British Columbia, Canada, Bremnes is writing and recording in Nashville, and the label is excited to have him join the CCMG roster...
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The Hands & Feet Project, caring for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti since 2004, is excited to announce Haiti Made, purposed to bring economic hope to a country that has been defined by extreme poverty, joblessness and entitlement. Born from the need to create jobs for young adults transitioning out of orphan care, Haiti Made has joined with the people of Haiti to create dignified opportunities that equip and empower them to take responsibility for their own lives and the future of their nation...
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Amid massive cultural shifts in book-buying and church attendance, the 2014 International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) met for four days and sent bookstore owners home with optimism and new tools for changing times...
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*Tuesday, June 24, 2014*

Colton Dixon
Capitol CMG Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist Colton Dixon has announced the August 19 release of his sophomore studio album. Revealing the cover artwork to his fans first on social media last week, Dixon also shared the title of this much-anticipated album, Anchor...
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Needtobreathe
The 2014 NEEDTOBREATHE Classic golf tournament raised $140,000 last month in Daniel Island, SC, almost double the profits from the 2013 event, meaning more money for Charleston area nonprofit Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) in its efforts to provide quality health care to people around the world. Commonwealth Cares Foundation partners with NEEDTOBREATHE to host the annual golf tournament and auction benefiting PMI. Last year's tournament raised about $80,000...
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for King & Country
RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., the highly-anticipated, sophomore album due September 16 from for KING & COUNTRY, is available today, June 24, for pre-order on iTunes. Fans who pre-order will receive two tracks instantly from the forthcoming album including hit, debut single "Fix My Eyes," as well as "It's Not Over Yet...
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Satellites & Sirens
Steve Rice, Vice President at Centricity Publishing, LLC/Centricity Songs BMI, announced today the signing of award-winning songwriter, David Myers. Myers joins an illustrious roster of songwriters at the company that include; Seth Mosley, Jason Gray, Unspoken, Jonathan Lee and others. Myers is an accomplished singer/songwriter, having started writing and performing music in his teens, and recently winning Puckett's Rising Star competition in Franklin...
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Casting Crowns
Greg Darley, leader of International Justice Mission's College Mobilization team, will release his first book WASTED PRAYER on July 8th via Thomas Nelson. Its message, while seemingly provocative, directs Christians to the heart and true purpose of prayer...
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Mouth Of The South have released the brand new song "Good Intentions" from their upcoming album "Struggle Well", due out August 5 on Facedown Records. The song is being premiered on the bands own website www.motsmetal.com and is a powerful display of what's to come on the 10 song album...
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Kari Jobe
Premier Productions celebrated a stellar Spring 2014 with three major worship tours - The Majestic Tour with Kari Jobe, Jesus Is Tour with Judah Smith and Jesus Culture's The Still Believe Tour with Kim Walker-Smith. With more than 70,000 tickets sold, capacity crowds brought a sellout status to several venues, including Toronto's Attwell Centre and Birmingham's Gardendale First Baptist Church for Kari Jobe, as well as San Antonio's Westover Hills Assembly of God and...
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Casting Crowns
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its judging panel for the 2014 competition which is now accepting entries. This year, ISC has expanded on the participation of music industry executives, offering the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by the highest level of decision-makers in the music business. Judges include Presidents and CEOs from Republic, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Elektra, Columbia, Virgin, Sony Music Latin, Mercury, Wind-Up, Tommy Boy, Alligator, S-Curve...
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Save the City Records signs rapper Craig "5ive" James, and releases his third studio album, entitled "Ain't Supposed to Be Here" featuring appearances from guest artists Chris Cobbins, Dre Murray, Benjah, Je’kob, SPEC, and V.Rose. The title of the album is poignant, as Craig is literally not supposed to be alive if it weren't for the saving power of Jesus Christ in his life...
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*Monday, June 23, 2014*

Gungor
On July 8, Grammy-nominated foursome Gungor, "one of music's most imaginative outfits" (iTunes Editorial), will scale new heights with two new offerings: a 20-song deluxe edition of 'I Am Mountain' and an eight-song stand-alone of live cuts, B-sides and remixes, both through its own label, Hither and Yon...
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Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey is scheduled to hit the studio with his band to stream songs from his new 11-track album HOPE IN FRONT OF ME. Danny joined forces with some of today's most honored songwriters and producers, including award-winning "Producer of the Year" Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli), multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Blake Shelton, Chris Mann, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Heather Headley)...
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Bread of Stone
With a new single titled, "Goodbye World", new videos and a busy summer festival touring season upon them, the guys in Bread Of Stone sat down with DREAM Records to talk about what the latest is with them. Bread of Stone formed by a simple calling from the Lord to start a music ministry. The original members, Ben and Bill Kristijanto never played instruments or sang before the Lord called them to start Bread of Stone...
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Dove Award-nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds will perform on TBN's (Trinity Broadcasting Network) Praise the Lord on Tuesday, June 24th at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST. Grammy-winning artist Pastor Donnie McClurkin hosts the episode, which will also feature Maia Campbell, Paige DeHart, Raymond Rivera, Tito Garcia, LaTavia Roberson and Audrey Dubois Harris...
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*Friday, June 20, 2014*

Pc3
Paul Colman Trio frontman (and former Newsboys guitarist) Paul Colman is back in the studio working on a new solo album, titled Recalculating. This time, Colman is asking for the fans' support, via IndieGogo, in making the album a reality. About Recalculating, Paul writes, "I have a great new collection of songs that I am really excited about and with your help, I hope to release them as a new album entitled Recalculating...
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Danny Gokey
BMG recording artist Danny Gokey embarks on his HOPE IN FRONT OF ME promotional tour in support of his June 23 album release with national television appearances, radio visits, and live performances. Danny launched his new album during an intimate showcase at BMG in New York City followed by visits at Sirius XM and appearances with Fox Entertainment News and Good Day New York...
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WITH INCREASE have announced the dates and venues for their July tour throughout the midwest and west coast alongside label mates, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS. With Increase will be touring in support of their recent release, "Death Is Inevitable" which came out on February 25, 2014 via Blood & Ink Records...
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With a voice described by Billboard magazine as one that "exudes raw, soulful charisma", Detroit born singer Veronica Brown released her debut UK single on April 15th, which will also be available to download worldwide. Describing herself as a non-denominational Christian, 'I Don't Wanna Be A Sinner' is a great example of how she focuses...
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*Thursday, June 19, 2014*

Integrity Music announces the signing of Belfast, Northern Ireland's Bluetree and the forthcoming international release of the band's new album, Worship & Justice. Led by founder Aaron Boyd, Bluetree is an organic band, drawing from members of local Belfast churches and from friends in local church communities around the world. They are perhaps best known for their passionate pursuit...
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Noise maestros '68 have released not one, but two videos for their newest single "Track Two." Both videos need to be played simultaneously to get the full experience, vocalist Josh Scogin explains: "The hope is that someone will have one computer and invite a friend over that has another computer, they will spend several minutes struggling and laughing at trying to sync up the 2 videos perfectly...
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Paul Baloche
Picking up where they left off with their label debut, 2012's Heartbeat, Bellarive continues to cast a wide vision for what worship can be with its follow-up Before There Was (Capitol Christian Music Group). Releasing July 22, Before There Was is an album touted as congregational and yet creative, a compilation of songs written for anyone hoping to make sense out of life and what God is doing in the midst of it...
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Skillet
GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet will join multi-platinum artists Godsmack and Seether along with Buckcherry for the fifth Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, which kicks off August 15. Previously hailed by Examiner.com as "the best tour of the year," the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival...
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Prodigy, legacy, heir to a musical family, Tim Bowman Jr., announces label deal with the legendary producer Rodney Jerkins as first gospel artist signed to new venture Lifestyle / Evolve Music Group...
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Multi-Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated The Nelons, one of Gospel music's best-loved and most enduring families, return with Hymns: The A Cappella Sessions, releasing June 24 on the Daywind Records label. Produced and arranged by Lari Goss, with four selections produced and arranged by Goss and Jason Clark, Hymns reimagines timeless songs of the Church...
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*Wednesday, June 18, 2014*

Relient K
Gotee Records was founded two decades ago by multi-Grammy® award winner and 11 million albums-sold artist TobyMac, along with producers Joey Elwood and Todd Collins. Gotee is celebrating their milestone anniversary with the release of special compilation album, titled Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New, that is available this week at all digital outlets like iTunes and Amazon and as a limited edition physical CD at www.gotee.com/store. Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New features new recordings from the label's current roster along with Gotee alumni performing each other's songs. Jamie Grace performs Relient K's "Getting Into You", Out of Eden reunites to perform House of Heroes' "Constant", and Capital Kings takes on Grits' "Ooh Ahh" with some help from John Reuben to name just a few...
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DREAM Worship artist and worship leader at Lakewood Church, Cindy Cruse Ratcliff is having continued success with her latest single 'God Alone' from her April release, Heaven Raining Down. Heaven Raining Down is a new, fresh, explosive full length CD recorded at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and produced by David Hanley (Press Play). It features 10 songs not only written by Cindy but also by Ben Fielding (Hillsong), Joth Hunt (Planetshakers), David Hanley (Press Play) and Jonathan Thulin. Heaven Raining Down is a unique mix of pop and worship that creates an album expressing that this is the season of "Heaven Raining Down...
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Seeing The Voice Of God: What God Is Telling You Through Dreams & Visions, the new book from author and speaker Laura Harris Smith, has made a big impact on several major sales charts in the past week, including Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com and Christianbook.com. On Amazon, the book hit No. 1 in the U.S. and the U.K. ahead of some of today's most popular authors, including Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes and Joyce Meyer...
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*Tuesday, June 17, 2014*

Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with numerous singles landing on Top 40 charts, and now she is bringing new life to some of her biggest hits with her first career remix album In Motion: The Remixes, set to release on August 19. The album will feature a collection of Amy's biggest songs, remixed by well known remix engineers and DJs...
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More than 385 fans helped Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Carolyn Arends exceed the original Kickstarter goal by 260 percent to fund the production of Arends' 11th album, a Christmas CD titled Christmas: Story of Stories. The Kickstarter campaign ended June 13 with a total of $28,691 raised...
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From stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to 17 Grammy's among them, BeBe, Marvin & Carvin Winans (3 Winans Brothers), have always been innovative in their music, their business savvy, their incredible groundbreaking shows, and more. The brothers have come together for the first time to create their supergroup, 3 Winans Brothers, and have just wrapped shooting their brand new music video, for their hot single (produced by Daniel Weatherspoon & Remixed by Warryn Campbell)...
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Reflection Music Group has unveiled the first single from B. Cooper's new album, While The City Sleeps (July 18), featuring Foure and production work by SykSense & Dirty Rice. Check out the song embedded via Soundcloud below...
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*Monday, June 16, 2014*

Jamie Grace
GRAMMY®-nominee Jamie Grace is celebrating a number of achievements so far this year, furthering her status as one of the most successful young artists in the industry. Just last week, Jamie Grace's No. 1 single "Hold Me (feat. TobyMac)" celebrated 500,000 singles downloaded, earning an RIAA Digital Gold certification. At the age of only 22, the achievement launches Jamie into a league of only four female Christian artists to have sold more than half a million singles...
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Infiltrate Music's artist, KIDD, will be releasing a free EP entitled 'Hipsavvy: The Introduction' on July 4th 2014. Check out the promo video below where KIDD shares the creation process for one of the new songs...
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FOREVER YOURS, the long awaited project from Smokie Norful is set for release on August 5, 2014. This is Norful's first full length all-new album in five years and will reinforce his position as one of Gospel music's top vocalists...
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Soul2Soul, one of Christian music's leading weekly broadcasts, celebrates its 1000th show this weekend. Airing on more than 750 stations in the US and 41 countries around the globe, the special edition of Soul2Soul will feature exclusive interviews with MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli, and Michael W. Smith...
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*Friday, June 13, 2014*

Manafest
Four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest is set to release his seventh label album, The Moment, with BEC Recordings on August 5. This album follows his highly popular and best-selling 2012 album Fighter. An artist and author, Manafest continues to evolve while not abandoning his rap-rock roots. The Moment features 12 new songs, including the track "Diamonds" with Thousand Foot Krutch's Trevor McNevan. The new radio single, "Edge of My Life" will be going for Hot AC/CHR adds on July 4. The album was produced by Thousand Foot Krutch's Joel Bruyere (10 tracks), Adam Messinger ("Edge of My Life") and Joshua O'Haire ("Light")...
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Anthony Evans
Singer-songwriter Anthony Evans unveils his new Gospel single and music video for the track, "Never Fail," from his chart-topping recent album release, Real Life/Real Worship. "Never Fail" is a celebration of God's unwavering promise to stand by His people...
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20 year old Houston artist, HillaryJane is excited to make a positive impact on popular culture through her debut EP, Stix and Stones. The project is counter cultural, promoting subject matter that doesn't base happiness on acquiring material things, and encourages people to be confident in who they are...
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Pastor Harry Thomas, Jr., co-founder of Come Alive International, the founding organization of Creation, has announced a new partnership with GND Music, LLC, under the leadership of Troy Duhon, Executive Producer of the popular film, God's Not Dead. The joint venture aims to bring interactive elements to the industry's largest Christian music festivals...
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*Thursday, June 12, 2014*

The Kickstarter campaign for Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Carolyn Arends to produce her 11th album, a Christmas CD titled Christmas: Story of Stories, ends tomorrow. The Canadian recording artist has partnered with her fans through the innovative crowd-funding program to raise more than $25,000 so far. Contributors met the initial $11,000 goal in one day when the Kickstarter campaign launched in May...
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Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman's 'No Plan B' album landed in the top of multiple sales charts this week. 'No Plan B' is currently No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary sales chart, No. 2 on the Christian/Gospel Digital sales chart, and No. 3 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian sales chart as reported by SoundScan...
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Ohio's rising post-hardcore band Wolves At The Gate has premiered a powerful new video for their song "Relief" today at RevolverMag.com. (Watch it now at JFH HERE) The track is featured on their sophomore album, VxV, which was released on Tuesday by Solid State Records. Fans can pick up the record now from iTunes, Amazon or the Solid State Store...
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Show Hope
In early 2015, Show Hope will be opening their fifth Special Care Center in China. Located in Nanyang, this new care center will provide highly specialized medical care for orphans in the area, with the capacity to provide medical care to 72 children at one time...
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In support of the many talented, undiscovered, and independent Christian artists everywhere, the Cantinas Foundation in association with Dream Label Group, has begun its nationwide search for that special song that deserves to be heard by the masses, via the Cantinas Christian Song Search. To enter, eligible contestants must be 18 years of age or older and are required to submit a video recording of an original song to cantinasmusic.com before July 1...
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Gideon will soon be heading to The Machine Shop in New Jersey to record their third studio album for Facedown Records. The follow-up to 2012's successful "Milestone" will be produced by world-renowned sound engineer Will Putney (Stray From the Path, For Today, The Acacia Strain). Follow Gideon on Instagram (@Gideonal), Facebook, and Twitter...
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Daywind Music Group is excited to announce the re-launch of Vital Records. Introducing Vital Worship: Songs for the Living King. This debut release includes songs written and recorded by worship leaders from churches spanning seven states...
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Bread of Stone
Indie Pop Rock band, Bread Of Stone have been busy touring and performing their new single, "Goodbye World" during the summer festival season. The guys took time out to create an acoustic version of the video which is off the deluxe edition of their album, The Real Life. Bread of Stone shows intuitive creativity and introduces their brand new drummer...
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Rebecca Crews, known for her hit reality show on BET, "The Family Crews," alongside her actor/comedian husband Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?, Blended, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), will release her debut single "Can I Stay" this summer...
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*Wednesday, June 11, 2014*

Lincoln Brewster
Integrity Music announces the re-signing of trailblazing worship leader Lincoln Brewster, building on a 15-year relationship with the California-based musician who helped put a rock spin on modern worship while introducing the genre to contemporary Christian radio. "I am honored to announce that after 15 years, Integrity Music will continue to serve as the music partner for Lincoln Brewster and his ministry going forward...
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Jesus Culture Music, known as one of the most influential youth and young adult movements around the world, released its critically acclaimed Jesus Culture Unstoppable Love internationally at digital and physical retailers everywhere June 3 through Fuel Music. The album immediately launched to No. 1 and spent all week on top of the iTunes® "Christian/Gospel" chart while climbing all the way to No. 2 on the iTunes overall "Top Albums" chart. The album also lands this week at No.25 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1...
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Israel Houghton
Integrity Music announces today the upcoming global release of the highly-anticipated worship album, Kingdom, from Covenant Worship, the dynamic music ministry of Dallas, TX-based Covenant Church. Set to release July 1, this will be Covenant Church's second recording released internationally in partnership with Integrity Music...
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Skillet
Premier Festivals has contracted to install two giant modular LED screens that will sandwich the stages during the festivals. These are the kinds of screens audiences have become accustomed to seeing at huge arenas and sporting events, attracting hundreds of thousands of people...
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First-time author, Zann Renn, steps into the published world of adult fiction with her new book, Away From. The story centers on two American families who decide to flee their homeland in the wake of new laws that limit their religious freedoms. The futuristic page-turner is already garnering strong reader reviews online, "The proven literary device of 'the journey' serves this narrative well," and "Hold on to your hats - 'Away From...
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Go2 (Lerish and Vizun, aka. Rick and Dale) combine hip-hop with Christian praise and worship to create a powerful musical outfit. Go2 caught the attention of the rights campaigner and political leader Jesse Jackson, and shortly thereafter they were requested to come and perform in Chicago at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters run by Jackson and in support of civil rights and social justice. They have been building a large support base since then: they were nominated for Best Holy Hip Hop Artist at 2009 Gospel Choice Awards...
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*Tuesday, June 10, 2014*

Mae
Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their fan-adored album The Everglow with a series of tour dates in early 2015. The Everglow, originally released in 2005, is the band's highest selling album to date and resulted in seminal Mae songs such as "Suspension," "Someone Else's Arms," and "Anything." On each of the following listed dates, the band plans to play the album in it's entirety...
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High Flight Society frontman and current Disciple bassist Jason Wilkes is working on a new side project under the band name Wilkes and the trio has just released a new Kickstarter campaign to fund an upcoming EP. Below is the band's announcement: "High Flight Society had a great 12 year run but after a few big hardships and the sudden death of our drummer Scotty in May of 2012, we decided to come off the road. I terribly miss making music and touring as High...
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"God Is," the latest single from acclaimed Artist Garden Entertainment singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is available at digital retail today, including iTunes and Amazon MP3. Celebrating Christ's attributes and the Hope found only in Him, the song was penned by Phillip LaRue and GRAMMY® Award-winner Christopher Stevens, and was produced by Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace) and Chuck Butler (Mandisa, Royal Tailor). Top Christian radio outlets around the country...
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Elevate Life Church (ELC) today announced the release of their first live worship album 'More.' The creative and worship teams have composed a collection of twelve original songs, all written and produced by members of the ELC worship team...
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Michael W. Smith
Rocketown was honored at the Fourth Annual Business with a Purpose Awards Luncheon and Integrity Forum on Wednesday, June 4 at Lipscomb University. The event was presented by the Lipscomb University College of Business Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity in partnership with the Center for Public Trust. Founded by acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, Michael W. Smith, Rocketown was awarded in the not-for-profit organization category...
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One of Christian Music's leading artist management companies, Proper Management, is expanding their company services by launching a new marketing division. Industry veteran, Bryan Ward has been hired by Proper Management to lead this initiative...
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Melvin Breeden, the CEO of Radar Live-well known for his production credits including Eminem, Dr. Dre, Pretty Ricky, M.C. Breed, Buju Banton and Gucci Mane- has now secured distribution and marketing through Syntax Creative for the label...
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*Monday, June 9, 2014*

Anberlin
Some of you may have already heard last week that Anberlin's final studio album, Lowborn, has been pushed back from its original June 23rd release to July 22. About the change, the band wrote today: "Hey guys, as we're sure some of you have heard, due to some not so fun circumstances having to do with this industry, our final album Lowborn has been delayed until July 22nd. Completely out of our control...
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For the last 26 years, Hillsong Church has a long legacy of producing and releasing live worship projects. The church has recently announced that this year's release will be under the name Hillsong Worship, previously referred to as Hillsong Live, as they continue to resource the local church with the music and songs that are rising up out of their worldwide congregations. Hillsong Worship will release No Other Name on July 1 coinciding with their annual Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia...
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Chanel Haynes gears up for her solo debut with the album 'Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel,' available now for pre-order on iTunes. The album features Chanel's new single impacting Gospel radio now, "Repay," penned and produced by long-time friend and Maroon5 band member PJ Morton. 'Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel' is available everywhere on June 17...
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Bestselling author, popular speaker and musician Kelly Minter releases Wherever The River Runs: How A Forgotten People Renewed My Hope In The Gospel, August 1 from David C. Cook. The book is real life adventure of one woman's journey from Nashville's stages to the Amazon jungle where machete wielding mothers, heroic jungle pastors, faith-filled children and miracles too little experienced in the Northern Hemisphere transformed her faith. Minter's unfettered narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth and reminds us that no matter where the river runs and how deep or far it flows, it will never reach a place where the gospel is not enough...
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*Friday, June 6, 2014*

Kari Jobe
Catch Kari Jobe this weekend on Fox News' HUCKABEE. This Saturday, June 7th, Grammy-nominated artist Kari Jobe will perform a new song from her recently released album Majestic on Huckabee. Tune-in at 8 pm ET on Saturday or catch the re-airing of her performance Sunday at 8 pm ET and 11 pm ET on Fox News...
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*Thursday, June 5, 2014*

War Of Ages
"Supreme Chaos" is the sixth studio album for War of Ages and this newest album is their most potent yet. On "Supreme Chaos" the band steps into deconstruction territory, approaching the recording process with a structured plan of "writing metal songs, ripping them apart, and adding powerful new elements." Recorded with Josh Barber at Covenant Studios (Norma Jean, EISM) and mixed by Will Putney (Impending Doom, For Today), it would seem that "Supreme Chaos" got the royal treatment from some of the finest sound engineers in the business...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™ was recognized yesterday by the Fourth Annual Business with Purpose Awards Luncheon and Integrity Forum. These awards are presented each year to companies and their leaders distinguishing themselves as having created cultures committed to high integrity and community service, to encouraging their employees to achieve a higher social mission, and to achieving the highest level of profitability and financial success. Show Hope was awarded the Business with Purpose Awards in the Not For Profit Organization category...
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Tamela Mann
You've met the Browns, now meet the Manns. GRAMMY®-Award Nominated, NAACP Image Award-Winning Vocalist TAMELA MANN and NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor DAVID MANN partner with BET Networks on their new show, "Meet The Manns." The upcoming reality show is set to air on BET in 2015. Currently in production, "Meet The Manns" follows the lives of the Texas-based power couple and their family as they juggle their successful entertainment careers, marriage and adventures with the family...
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Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, HOUSEHOLD has unleashed a raw yet mature blend of modern, melodic hardcore. Just barely out of high school, these five have already learned what it means to work hard and make a name for themselves in the Minneapolis scene. With no concern for the status quo, their take on punk/hardcore is passionate, intense and simply refreshing. Comparisons to the likes of Killing the Dream, Shai Hulud and Sinking Ships seem fitting yet HOUSEHOLD provide enough of their own take on the sound to create their own brand of melodic hardcore...
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*Wednesday, June 4, 2014*

Audio Adrenaline
After nearly two years and over 150 shows, Audio Adrenaline has announced that Kevin Max is stepping down as lead singer of the band. Josh Engler, formerly of the band Abandon, will replace Max as the group's new lead vocalist. Kevin Max spent the last two years utilizing his unique vocal and writing talents along with bass player Will McGinniss, drummer Jared Byers, and guitarist Dwayne Larring, who joined the group in August of 2013...
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Kevin Max
An open letter from Kevin Max: "In the early 1990's I had the privilege of meeting the members of a band from Kentucky Christian College called A180. Before long they changed their name to Audio Adrenaline, signed to Forefront Records and began to tour and make music from their new home base of Nashville, Tenn. I remember those days fondly as I sang on one of their first breakout albums called 'Don't Censor Me' and appeared in their video 'AKA Public Schools.' We toured together on the Jesus Freak and Bloom records, which became one of the largest grossing tours of both our careers. To say we have made memories together would be an understatement...
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Crowder
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG artist Crowder is celebrating a Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 with his solo album debut, Neon Steeple, hitting No. 9. The album released last week to critical acclaim, with outlets praising his innovative sound and new musical direction. Featuring 14 tracks and 3 bonus tracks, Neon Steeple includes a moving duet with music icon Emmylou Harris on "My Sweet Lord." Crowder's lead single "I AM" holds strong in the Top 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart this week, reaching over 11 million fans at radio...
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Tedashii
Below Paradise, the latest project from hip-hop artist Tedashii, has debuted at No. 17 on the Top 200 Billboard Album chart and sold more than 13,800 units since it released just one week ago. The album has also taken the No. 1 spot on the Gospel chart while also grabbing the No. 2 positions on the Rap, Independent and Christian charts. This is the highest debut for Tedashii since his first album dropped in 2006...
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Watershed Music Co. is honored to announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal for the entire catalog of E37 Music (BMI), a privately owned music publishing company founded by Virginia-based worship leader, Calie Garrett...
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In anticipation of B. Cooper's album "While The City Sleeps", Reflection Music Group is proud to release some behind-the-scenes video. True Art is born out of Passion. Honest Passion. That's they way it should be. Secondarily it can be a source of income, prestige, and even adventure, but first it should be passion...
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Indie rock act Fever Fever just announced the August 5th release of its full length label debut on Slospeak Records. The album features Fever Fever's cinematic trademark sound, while infusing pop, anthems and powerful, driving melodies...
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*Tuesday, June 3, 2014*

TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH announces its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, which is set to release independently worldwide Aug. 26 on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. With the album being produced now by TFK frontman Trevor McNevan and longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle (One Republic, Anberlin, Pedro the Lion, The Almost), TFK is once again engaging the "TFK Army," fans of the band that they prefer to call their "friends and family," for a goal-driven PledgeMusic campaign...
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Unspoken
Centricity Music's modern pop band, Unspoken, has reached another milestone in their stellar career. Their latest single, "Start A Fire," climbed to the Top 20 on every Billboard Christian radio chart; NCA, AC Monitor, AC Indicator, CHR and Soft AC. At the same time, their self-titled full-length album has also reached the Top 20 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Christian Album chart. Unspoken reached Top 20 in its second week of release and has stayed in the top 30 since then...
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Jamie Grace
Pepsi was among the biggest winners Sunday night at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards, held inside Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry theater. As exclusive sponsor of this year's program, Pepsi received top positioning, including its very own awards category, and revealed artists selected for the 2014 Pepsi MidAmerica Artist Can Series at a pre-awards event...
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Family Force 5
Momentum continues to build for Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 in advance of the Aug. 5, 2014 release of its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, from Word Entertainment. The highly anticipated, 15-song recording is being featured now at iTunes in a pre-order campaign that includes two Instant Grat Track downloads from the album, "Let It Be Love" and "BZRK...
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North Point Music, a ministry of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga., hosts its first national songwriting competition, "Sing It Sunday." The winning song will be performed at Catalyst Atlanta 2014 this fall in front of 13,000 church leaders and be featured on www.SingItSunday.org...
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CentricWorship and Centricity Publishing, LLC announce today the signing of an exclusive CentricWorship songwriting and artist deal with worship leader and Dove-nominated songwriter, Jonathan Lee. Formerly with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Jonathan Lee's songs have been cut by the Newsboys, For King And Country, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Selah, Melinda Doolittle and Mikeschair. Lee is also the writer of "When The Stars Burn Down," a Dove nominated Worship Song of the Year, and top CCLI church favorite...
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One of the leaders in Christian publishing, Thomas Nelson, is teaming with two high-profile television personalities who are known for their faith, Phil and Al Robertson. Together they are releasing The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible on October 28, 2014, and the project will focus on the Robertson's five core values: Faith, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, and Freedom. The Bible will be released in the New King James Version and will include 30 life-changing testimonials along with 125 Set Your Sights features from Phil and Al, who serve as Executive Editors on the project. The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible will be available at all online and retail outlets...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce the availability of the new album from Archers Rise "Jupiter Bound", featuring Tom Cox, former guitarist of the best-selling band Falling Up. The band is also hosting an album release party at their hometown in Corvallis, Oregon at the Benton County Fairgrounds on June 5th at 6:30pm. Archers Rise "Jupiter Bound" is currently featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy" and is available on other digital download outlets (iTunes), and via a special edition CD only available at Archers Rise shows and the Save the City Records eStore...
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*Monday, June 2, 2014*

Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED's "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" was named Worship Song of the Year at last evening's 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. This is Hillsong UNITED's first K-LOVE Fan Award. UNITED also closed the show with the chart-topping song, which is their highest charting and selling single to date. "We are just church kids from Australia who love the church and believe in the church," shares Joel Houston of Hillsong UNITED. "And as songwriters we like to set sail and believe God to breathe on a song, and God breathed on 'Oceans' more than we could ever have asked or imagined...
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Demon Hunter
Ryan Clark, frontman for the Grammy-nominated, Demon Hunter, will join Eyal Levi, acclaimed producer at the world-famous Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel), and special guests Todd Jones (Nails) and John Browne (Monuments) for the upcoming CreativeLive class, "Mastering Metal Songwriting," on June 17 and 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT). In this two-day course, Levi, along with Clark, Jones and Browne, will explore what it takes to craft great songs, from basic song structure and riff-writing, to writing melodies, leads and vocals, and then fine-tuning the arrangement to take your song from good to great...
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Clay Crosse
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter, worship leader and author Clay Crosse recently appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) Praise The Lord, with host Kirk Cameron, to discuss his contribution to a new book, 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope, Volume 1, and perform music from his current CD, reDedication...
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*Sunday, June 1, 2014*

K-Love
Winners were announced at Sunday evening's 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry, hosted by Dancing With the Stars® finalist Candace Cameron Bure and Award winning artist Matthew West. Broadcast live on the K-LOVE radio network, the fan-voted show "celebrated and promoted artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ...
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TFK
Canadian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch is back at it working on a new independent album, the follow-up to their successful 2012 release The End Is Where We Begin. The new album, titled OXYGEN:INHALE is projected for release this August, and the band has turned to fan-funding platform PledgeMusic to fund this new record...
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*Friday, May 30, 2014*

Stellar Kart
Dove Award-winning rock band Stellar Kart has officially signed with Faith Artist Agency for performance booking. The band has played over 1,500 shows in 13 countries over the past ten years and shows no signs of slowing down. In August 2013, the band released the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed full-length album, ALL IN, and has recently released an EP of cover songs from the popular Disney movie "Frozen." The band, managed by First Company Management, also has plans to release new original music later this year...
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Francesca Battistelli
Award-winning faith-based media & marketing group FrontGate Media, is proud to partner with Blue Scout Media to present an exclusive webcast of THE BIBLE: SON OF GOD TOUR Experience launching on June 3, 2014. Filmed at the Nashville, TN performance, The Bible: Son of God will be available on the StageHop platform through June 17th and is sponsored by the upcoming feature film, THE LETTERS...
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*Thursday, May 29, 2014*

Now in its sixth year, IMMERSE, the Gospel Music Association's music training experience, is quickly becoming the defining event for emerging artists, songwriters and worship leaders. The event features reVIEWyou, a unique competition, designed to mentor new talent and provide participants with unparalleled prizes. In addition, the conference has recently expanded its training with the help of LifeWay Christian Resources to include a worship leader track...
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Dreamin' Out Loud Entertainment readies to release award-winning Christian pop singer/songwriter Katelyn McCarter's "Rough Day" Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the lead single from the upcoming studio effort Beyond Skin Deep. Rough Day is a lyrically relatable upbeat song where McCarter explains, "as we go through rough days in life we must seek God and come to him for support and guidance," and with simple everyday...
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*Wednesday, May 28, 2014*

Family Force 5
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 is set to release its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, Aug. 5, 2014 from Word Entertainment. The highly anticipated, 15-song recording features the first song and lead video, "BZRK," which is available to download beginning this week from iTunes as part of the album pre-order campaign at http://smarturl.it/timestandsstill. Released May 23, the "BZRK" video has already been viewed over 217,000 times at http://smarturl.it/BZRKVideo...
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Singer-songwriter Kim Dexter (formerly of Mayfair Laundry) is back with a brand new studio album, "Reaching," in stores everywhere on June 10th via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Creative. The worship-infused project is the follow-up to Dexter's debut solo album, "So This Is It," which spawned international radio airplay, extensive touring and television appearances...
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The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced the final batch of award winning performers and presenters to participate in the K-LOVE Fan Awards Show this Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Performers include Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Kutless, Colton Dixon, for KING & COUNTRY, Rend Collective and Plumb...
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Carman
Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman releases his highly anticipated studio album 'No Plan B' today marking his first new music release in more than a decade. The album is available at online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon and Christian retailers such as Family Christian Store, Lifeway Christian Stores, Mardels and Christian Book Distributors. 'No Plan B,' released by Carman's own Norway Avenue Records through Capitol Christian Distribution, captures the essence of this singer/songwriter on the fresh 12- track collection penned and performed by Carman. His 'Live Across America Presents: No Plan B Tour' kicks off on May 29 in Tallahassee, Fla. with a set list of the all-new tracks and fan-favorites...
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*Tuesday, May 27, 2014*

Crowder
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG artist Crowder makes his worldwide solo-debut today with the release of Neon Steeple. His single "I AM" has made impressive waves at radio, reaching No. 3 on the National Christian Audience chart over the weekend. Paying tribute to the folk/country influences on the new record, Crowder will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday, May 31 in Nashville...
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Tedashii
Tedashii's latest album, the highly anticipated Below Paradise, releases today to much acclaim. His first album in three years and fourth career studio release, Below Paradise is already claiming the top spot on iTunes' Hip-Hop/Rap charts and is No. 5 on the Overall chart on iTunes at press time. The album's first single, "Dark Days, Darker Nights (feat. Britt Nicole)," is currently at No. 30 on Billboard's Christian Rock Chart...
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Brandon Heath
Brandon Heath married Sunday evening in Nashville, Tennessee. Brandon and his bride, Siebe, were married on Sunday evening, May 25th, in the beautiful Scarritt-Bennett Chapel in Heath's native city. Country artist and songwriting star Deana Carter sang for the couple's first dance and guests enjoyed a unique biscuit bar and tasty wedding cake. As a gift to their friends and family, the new couple donated a well in the names of their wedding guests via Blood: Water Mission...
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Indie label Solid State Records have announced the signing of Forevermore. The Indianapolis natives will release their label debut "Telos" on July 22nd, 2014. You can check out the track list and more on the "Telos" album page...
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Phil Keaggy
Grammy award nominated Phil Keaggy, who has also won seven Dove Awards in his prolific career and named one of the top fingerstyle guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and Randy Stonehill, known for his comedic wit, and superb songwriting, as well as being one of the "fathers of Christian music" are pairing for a rare duo performance available for their fans worldwide to see and hear live on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST. Fans can watch on their iphones, computers, and streaming on their TV screens in three camera HD video and audio as a part of "Keaggy-Stonehill LIVE from Orlando...
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Get ready to welcome a new voice within R&B Gospel. Xist Music is proud to announce the release of their first female artist Adia as she gears up for the release of her debut album, Behind Enemy Lines, which will hit stores July 29th. Bringing a new vibe to the genre, the album is produced by Fred "Blaze" Crawford (Deitrick Haddon, Day 26, Dave Hollister, Ramsey Lewis), and gives a dynamic one-two-punch that is a treasure trove of songs that are not only message-driven but artistic, engaging, and entertaining. Behind Enemy Lines features appearances by Jessica Reedy, Eric Dawkins, Sean Simmonds and Gemstones...
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Areli Media, in association with New Century Publishing, has released THE COMING KING, the latest book from R. Baruch. The book is now available wherever books are sold, including Amazon.com. So much of today's prophetic conversation is framed by the excerpts in scripture and of course, the Anti-Christ...
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*Friday, May 23, 2014*

Independent band, Willet, made up of brothers, Jeremy Willet, Justin Willet & Jordan Willet, are releasing a brand new full-length community worship album called Searchlight on August 26th as a follow-up to the band's 2012 Love on the outside E.P. (Produced by Aaron Gillespie). The album was written and recorded in a studio they built in their hometown of Westminster, MD...
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Rap Fest has released the confirmed artist list for Rap Fest 2014. Rap Fest 2014 will take place at VIDALIA PARK located at E. 180th Street and Daly Avenue in The Bronx, NY, from 12:00PM to 8:00PM on Saturday August 9th...
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*Thursday, May 22, 2014*

Jesus Culture Music announces the highly anticipated release of Jesus Culture Unstoppable Love internationally at digital and physical retailers everywhere June 3 through Fuel Distribution. This new album from Jesus Culture band was recorded live during Jesus Culture's annual Encounter Conference held Jan. 2014 in Sacramento at California's historic Memorial Auditorium. Featuring a dynamic collaboration of voices who have helped shape, and continue to inspire, generations of worshippers...
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Newsboys
Newsboys' "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" single, from its 2011 Inpop Records project God's Not Dead, has been certified GOLD by the RIAA. Selling more than 140,000 tracks since January, "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" has experienced a phenomenal resurgence fueled by the popularity of Pure Flix Film's GOD'S NOT DEAD movie, in which Newsboys performs the song...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED has once again broken a record with their highest charting and selling single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)." "Oceans" cracks the longest reign on Billboard's airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart as they marked their 24th week at the top. This shatters the record that has been in place since 2003 with MercyMe's "Word of God Speak...
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Bread of Stone
The members of the Iowa band, Bread of Stone just released their new single to radio for "Goodbye World" off their recently released Deluxe Edition for The Real Life and now DREAM Records is pleased to share their extremely creative lyric video. The new single marks a new turn in the emergence of indie/pop rockers Bread of Stone. With the new tracks, produced by famed producer...
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Fellowship Creative, the music arm of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, released their major label debut album, Running To Follow, on May 13 (Fair Trade Services). Since its release, the media have quickly jumped on board to share their raving reviews about Running To Follow. With coverage in such outlets as Faith Village, The Church Collective, Focus On The Family's Boundless podcast and more, below is a highlight of the comments that have been posted about Fellowship Creative...
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In celebration of the release of her new EP, "Take Your Burden Down," Nashville-based recording artist Erica Lane will host an Album Release Concert Party at Rocketown's White Building (522 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN) on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m...
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*Wednesday, May 21, 2014*

Crowder
Just less than a week away from the worldwide release of his solo debut album, "folktronica" artist Crowder announced that Neon Steeple is available to stream for free today, exclusively at iTunes Radio as an iTunes Radio First Play. Neon Steeple, which Crowder describes as - The Appalachians and Ibiza. Folk music and EDM. The music of the People. Folktronica. Digital and Analog. The Ones and Zeros and the Handshake. The Banjo and the 808. A critique and a hope - will be available on May 27...
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The Digital Age
After the "*Band" portion of David Crowder*Band parted ways with the acclaimed worship leader, the guys formed a new band called The Digital Age, releasing a debut EP titled Rehearsals independently. This week, the guys have announced the upcoming release of a new set of such rehearsals, Rehearsals Vol. 2, debuting the first cut, a cover of Hillsong UNITED's "Oceans...
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Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Carolyn Arends is partnering with her fans to produce the Canadian recording artist's 11th album, a Christmas CD titled Christmas: Story of Stories. Through the innovative crowd-funding program Kickstarter, fan donations met the initial $11,000 goal in one day. With 22 days left until the deadline, additional funds will help Arends reach her stretch goals...
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Michael W. Smith
Three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith is celebrating a Top 10 Billboard 200 debut today for his new project, Sovereign, which released last week. In addition, the critically acclaimed album nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Christian/Gospel album and digital sales charts, as well as the Praise & Worship albums chart. Smith's first studio worship album since 2008, the "stunning"* and "powerful"* Sovereign also peaked at No. 1 on iTunes and Amazon Christian and Gospel charts in the...
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Integrity Music announces the May 26 global release of Dance Again, a 13-track album featuring new songs from the UK's LIFE Church, including the title track, which was inspired by a miraculous physical healing. Recorded live by LIFE Worship, the music ministry of LIFE Church (formerly Abundant Life) in Bradford, England, Dance Again is an album filled with new songs from a congregation pressing deeper into God's promises...
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Anthony Evans
Pop Artist Anthony Evans is premiering his brand new music video for his current single "Never Fail" today, exlusively on UpTV.com. UpTV is the No. 1 Family Friendly Network in all of cable. Some of entertainment's top creative and production personnel...
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An exuberant first single, "2nd Win," is available now on iTunes. The song marches its cadence fittingly underscoring the song's message about overcoming life's challenges. Kierra Sheard samples the Clark Sisters' song, "They Were Overcome," paying homage to the trailblazing work of the group's members: Sheard's aunts and her mother, Karen Clark Sheard...
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Up and coming Christian hip hop artist, LaToria, is featured in Headz Up FM’s newly released compilation album titled CHRISTIAN HIP HOP 2014. In collaboration with Capitol Christian Music Group, the album, which was released on April. 29, 2014 features LaToria’s single titled “Loose,” along with tracks from unsigned powerhouses including Big Unc, Mr. Mayberry, Cruz, Keno Camp, Yaves, Fonz Carter, Sivion and others...
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Yancy has long been Christian music's reigning Queen of Diversity, but with the upcoming release of "Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza!," she's expanding her reach far beyond English-speaking fans. Her all-new Spanish language children's project, a CD/DVD set, will be available online and in Christian bookstores everywhere on June 24th, via Elevate Entertainment...
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*Tuesday, May 20, 2014*

Casting Crowns
Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns holds the position as Billboard's top selling act in Christian music since 2007. They wrapped up 2013 with three GRAMMY® nods and a RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification, multiple RIAA Gold certifications and more. But when it comes to the heart and soul of Casting Crowns (who recently celebrated 10 years together), the root of their message is to share the gospel and disciple believers to not just survive in life, but to thrive...
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Alternative art-rock band Artifex Pereo has unveiled a new video for their song "To Listen & Say Nothing" today. The track is featured on the band's upcoming, debut album, Time In Place, which is due out on May 27th via Tooth & Nail Records...
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Cedarville, OH based post-hardcore band Wolves At The Gate are gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore album, VxV, with Solid State Records on June 10th. With less than a month to go before it debuts, the band has premiered a new song called "Relief" today. Additionally, beginning today fans can pre-order the record on iTunes and receive an instant download of the tracks "Relief" and "Dust To Dust...
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V. Rose
Forever After, the highly-anticipated sophomore studio recording from one of Christian music's leading urban/pop vocalists and songwriters, V.Rose, drops today from Clear Sight Music. Produced by Lamontt SPEC Blackshire and executive produced by FLAME, the project offers 12 new tracks as well as a bonus cut, and features collaborations with some of the top names in Christian rap and hip-hop...
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Switchfoot
The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards has added to its already star-studded show lineup, announcing several additional performers and presenters for the June 1 show set to take place at the Grand Ole Opry House. Performers added include an eclectic mix of talent including Switchfoot, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Crowder, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Newsboys, Building 429, Jamie Grace, Big Daddy Weave and Phil Wickham...
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Emery
BadChristian Music, the new record label formed by Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of the popular rock group, Emery, along with close friend, Pastor and former Emery bassist, Joey Svendsen, is now accepting song submissions for an upcoming summer compilation album, Good Songs from Bad People. This first installment of the compilation series will feature music from BC Music's current roster as well as other signed and independent artists. For more information about submitting music for consideration, head to: http://badchristian.com/gsbp/...
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Pillar
Nashville producers, Aaron Rice and Mark Drury, have brought Cliff Graham's latest novel, "Day Of War," and the Lion Of War book series to life through music, with the multi-artist compilation project, Praise & Arrows. The eleven song record debuted recently in the Top 25 on iTunes Soundtrack chart, and features a diverse group of Christian artists that includes, Stellar Kart, Trip Lee, All Sons & Daughters, Pillar, Kevin Max, Audio Adrenaline, and Jeremy Rosado. The project delivers the heart and character of King David as portrayed in the Scriptures, focusing on the dichotomy of David as a psalmist and warrior...
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Turn It Around Records is excited to announce the release of their first album, titled Miracle. Performed by the Faith Worship team from the Connecticut and NYC based mega church, it is a collection of songs that displays a passionate expression for the love of God. Pastor Frank Santora and worship leader Ryan Masse collaborated to write the compelling songs heard on Miracle...
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Save the City Records has signed the band Archers Rise, featuring Tom Cox, former guitarist of the best selling band Falling Up. Archers Rise will be releasing their new EP "Jupiter Bound" on June 3rd, featuring their single "Sway With Me" which is currently on the "Most Wanted" chart of RadioU.com. The band is also hosting an album release party on June 5th at their hometown in Corvallis, Oregon - a region that has produced many Christian music talents...
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*Monday, May 19, 2014*

Matthew West
With numerous awards and accolades already to his name, Matthew West has received his first Billboard Music Award. Announced last night during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held live in Las Vegas, his No. 1 single "Hello, My Name Is" was named Best Christian Song. West was also nominated for Top Christian Artist...
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Colony House (formerly known as Caleb), an indie rock trio from Nashville, TN will release their first full-length album When I Was Younger via Descendant Records (The Lone Bellow) on July 22, 2014. You can pre-order the album now via iTunes and receive a free download of the first single "Silhouettes," HERE...
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Chris Tomlin
Internationally acclaimed recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin won the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist at last night's show which was broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC. The win follows Tomlin's win in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Song ("Our God")...
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*Friday, May 16, 2014*

Mae
Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their classic debut album Destination: Beautiful and fan coveted compilation Destination: B-Sides with an intimate one-time-only online performance at StageIt.com on June 7th. The show will feature the band performing from their studio and interacting with fans, all streaming live online and on mobile devices for ticket-holders. Tickets are available now at http://spr.tn/maegeit...
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Tera L. Carter, former Reach Records executive with over 7 years of national touring experience, launches the new artist management and booking firm, TLC Entertainment Group. She embarks on this venture through a new partnership with Ronnie Garrett, renowned composer and musical director for Tyler Perry and co-owner of the Atlanta based state of the art sound stage and studio, The Bassmint...
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As a senior in high school, actively involved in sports and on her way to becoming valedictorian of her class, Deborah Davis became debilitated with a sickness known as Lyme disease. Daily she fights to honor the Lord in her trials and circumstances, while her family does their best to pay the enormous medical bills. Deborah is currently 19 years old living with incredible faith, residing with her family in Florida. Read her story below and check out the link to help support the Davis family medical expenses in this time of need! Reach Records will match every dollar contributed up to $5000. CLICK HERE to Donate...
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*Thursday, May 15, 2014*

Anberlin
Anberlin have released a new song "Stranger Ways" from their upcoming album "Lowborn." You can listen to the song premiere exclusively at billboard.com! Anberlin will release their seventh and last album Lowborn on June 23rd, 2014. You can pre-order Lowborn at the Tooth & Nail Online Store...
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BMG recording artist Danny Gokey, named by RyanSeacrest.com as one of the top 5 favorite Idol contestants of all time, returns to American Idol tonight for the hometown special with the Season 13 top 3 finalists. Tune in to Fox tonight at 9:00p.m. EST to catch up with Danny on his American Idol homecoming...
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Forerunner Music's latest project, Onething Live: Sing Your Praises, marks the highest charting album in the Onething Live series. The project debuted at No. 8 on Soundscan's Praise and Worship Chart, following its release on April 29. The recording took place at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) annual Onething young adult conference in Kansas City, MO, and increased the number of the organization's talented worship leaders to eleven, along with offering more song selections with twelve tracks. The best-selling series is available on iTunes and other digital service providers and is being distributed to physical and online retail outlets via New Day Christian Distributors...
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*Wednesday, May 15, 2014*

My Epic
My Epic is excited to announce the release of the instrumental version of "Behold", the band's fourth studio album. The album will be available through all digital outlets on May 27. 'Arise' is the first track on Behold and is the first of a trilogy of songs depicting the return of Jesus. This is a look at the magnitude & brevity of the world He holds together...
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Elevate Life Church today announced that iTunes pre-sales have begun for their new live worship album "More." The creative and worship teams have been working diligently to record and produce a collection of twelve original songs, all written and produced by members of the Elevate Life Worship team...
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Indie emcee Yaves (Columbus Ohio) has released a brand new music video for his song "One Wish." It's got a smooth jazzy musical backing and a humorous storyline . Click on the video above to watch it...
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Erica Campbell has been nominated for a BET Award in the Best Gospel Artist category, it was announced today. This is her first nomination as a solo artist and is being recognized for her solo debut HELP. Campbell, has won three previous BET Awards, as part of Mary Mary...
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All Sons & Daughters
Integrity Music's Franklin, TN-based worship duo All Sons & Daughters, composed of David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, released globally their 5-star acclaimed, self-titled studio album May 6. In its first day at retail, the album launched to No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian/Gospel chart and continues to garner wide critical acclaim. Entering a new season of leaning into their own musical and lyrical instincts, the duo also taps the talents of several extraordinary songwriters for the album...
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*Tuesday, May 13, 2014*

Needtobreathe
The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic presented by Commonwealth Cares Foundation has announced celebrity guests, performers, and athletes who will attend the annual golf tournament benefiting Charleston area nonprofit Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI). Band members of NEEDTOBREATHE - Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart and Seth Bolt - are long-time supporters of PMI and, last year, decided to lend their name to Commonwealth Cares Foundation's annual golf tournament to raise support...
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Andrew Peterson
Award-winning author and Dove-nominated singer/songwriter, Andrew Peterson, is scheduled to release the fourth and final book in his highly popular Wingfeather Saga series. Published by Rabbit Room Press, The Warden and the Wolf King will release July 22nd and will be available at all retail and online outlets. An advance pre-sale will begin on June 22nd at www.wingfeathersaga.com and www.rabbitroom.com...
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Matthew West
The K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced that current Dancing With the Stars® contestant Candace Cameron Bure, as well as American Music Award Winner, ASCAP's reigning Christian Music Songwriter of the Year and GRAMMY®-nominee Matthew West will host the K-LOVE Fan Awards on Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. "I'm so excited to be hosting the K-LOVE Fan Awards," exclaimed Candace...
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Michael W. Smith
Today, three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith opens a new chapter in his illustrious career as he releases Sovereign, his first studio worship album since 2008 and his first album with new label partner Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. This week, the man who in honor of ASCAP's 100th Anniversary...
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Indie hip-hop artist James Gardin (fka PHILTHY from that Blat Pack! crew) has released a new single titled "I Cry." The song is off his EP Moleskines & Pocketsquares. The song speaks about depression, mental illness and suicide...
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Indie singer-songwriter Paul Demer has released his newest single, titled "Constant," on Monday, May 12. "Constant" is a song filled with poignant lyrics and skillful instrumentation-including fun beats. Listeners of many types of music are sure to enjoy this single. The lyric video, which was directed by Austin Stearns, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/B3mDvFP0Fd0...
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*Monday, May 12, 2014*

Remedy Drive
One of Christian music’s most acclaimed rock bands, Dove Award-nominated Remedy Drive, returns to the spotlight with an important new mission. Inspired by group founder and frontman David Zach’s recent trip to Southeast Asia with The Exodus Road, a nonprofit coalition fighting sex slavery through covert investigation and rescue, the band has committed their music and ministry platform to help combat human trafficking...
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About A Mile
Sometimes the most accomplished artistry is birthed out of the most trying adversity, which coupled with the chemistry that comes from the bond of brotherhood, puts Word Records newcomers About A Mile well beyond their years. The trio of early twenty-somethings hail from the working class town of Butler, Pennsylvania (just outside of Pittsburgh), and can remember embracing their musical instincts as early as they did a devout Christian faith, first modeled by their extremely hard working father, a steel mill staffer who always managed to make ends meet for his...
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Crowder
Unsigned Only Music Competition announced today the launch of a special promotion, "Screen Shot," geared toward the placement of music in film, TV, advertising, and video games. "Screen Shot," sponsored by Radio Airplay, offers the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by some of the top music execs who are looking to place music in various projects. Artists can submit their original songs from May 12-23, 2014 on the Unsigned Only website at www.unsignedonly.com...
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7Core Music are excited to announce that the new album from Ian Yates, DNA will be released on July 21st 2014. Mixing elements of The 1975, The Killers, Imagine Dragons and U2, this is rock filled passion at it's best. We strongly believe this is Ian's best album to date...
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*Friday, May 9, 2014*

Audio Adrenaline
It was recently announced that the upcoming K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend will incorporate the Run For Love 5K Run to raise funds for the Hands & Feet Project. To be held May 31 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and presented by the K-LOVE Fan Awards, the Run For Love 5K will raise awareness and funds to support the Hands & Feet Project's mission to care for Haiti's orphaned and abandoned children...
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BMG recording artist Danny Gokey launched the pre-order for his upcoming sophomore album, HOPE IN FRONT OF ME this week. Danny's album is available now for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and DannyGokey.com. A download of his chart-climbing top 25 Christian AC Mediabase single "Hope In Front of Me...
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Syntax Creative welcomes Whole World Media Group-an established label that focuses on concept-driven projects-to their roster. Together, they are gearing up to launch the brand new "Timeless Hymns" series, starting with Volume 1: Be Thou My Vision featuring the Scottish Festival Singer which will be at all digital service providers 05/13/2014, or is available for pre-order at iTunes now...
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*Thursday, May 8, 2014*

Carman
Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman releases a new lyric video for "Jesus Heal Me" in support of his upcoming studio album, 'No Plan B.' The video premieres today on YouTube. The album releases on May 27 through his independent label Norway Avenue Records and Capital Christian Distribution. On May 13, the 'No Plan B...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™ is gearing up for their 2nd Annual FamilyFest, a free event for the whole family, on Saturday, May 31 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, TN. Food trucks will be on site, along with inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, games and prizes, and live music from the Show Hope Blue Grass Band. Child favorites such as Miss Pattycake, Roger Day, as well as Bob and Larry from VeggieTales will all be making special appearances throughout the day...
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Tedashii
This month, lyricist and hip-hop artist Tedashii will release his highly anticipated project Below Paradise. On May 27 Tedashii will release his first album in three years marking his career fourth studio release. Fans can now pre-order this album on iTunes and get an instant download of the song "Nothing I Can't Do...
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*Wednesday, May 7, 2014*

Anberlin
Anberlin will release their last album, "Lowborn", on June 23rd, 2014. This album brings Anberlin full circle as "Lowborn" will be released on Tooth & Nail, the band's original label. Instead of recording the album together, the musicians did their parts with separate producers they each selected. Drums were recorded with Matt Goldman in Atlanta and later combined with bass and guitar in Lakeland, FL with Copeland’s Aaron Marsh. Vocals were recorded with the band’s longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle in Franklin, TN...
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Audrey Assad
New music from former Sparrow Records artist Audrey Assad is coming Tuesday May, 20th with the release of her new EP, Death, Be Not Proud. A small collection of songs about resurrection and hope, the EP was inspired by the John Donne quote: "Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so...
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Third Day
Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band THIRD DAY has partnered with Northeast Georgia’s Lake Lanier Islands Resort to create the first-ever THIRD DAY Family, Faith & Friends Camp, the ultimate VIP family weekend experience for THIRD DAY fans everywhere. Registered campers will experience an entire weekend of THIRD DAY-led activities geared to strengthen and support the family. Registration includes beach/water park passes, Country Concert Under the Stars with (THIRD DAY lead singer) Mac Powell, inspirational Faith & Family sessions with THIRD DAY and special guest speakers, VIP meals, and VIP reserved seating for the sold-out “THIRD DAY & Friends” concert at Gwinnett Arena...
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CTF Records, a family of young and up-and-coming artists, producers, and management, has been signed by Syntax Creative. The first release under this new deal is Off Season by Serge, available May 13th on all digital service providers, or you can pre-order it now at iTunes...
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MercyMe
Grand Canyon University is teaming up with Christian music icon Bart Millard to offer a groundbreaking Worship Arts program that will prepare students for careers ranging from national recording artists to worship leaders at local churches. Millard, lead singer of GRAMMY® nominated, American Music and Dove Award winning band MercyMe...
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On Monday night Matthew West was awarded two of the top honors at the 36th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards. West was named Songwriter of the Year after having an amazing 2013 with his hit song "Hello My Name Is," a record-breaking No. 1 song at Christian radio for 17 weeks. This song also earned West the ASCAP Song of the Year. He was also honored for his song "Already There" as recorded by Casting Crowns...
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Matthew West
Capitol Christian Music Group is proud to announce that singer, songwriter and artist Shawn McDonald has just received his first No. 1 radio hit with "We Are Brave." As the first single from his brand new album, titled Brave, "We Are Brave" has officially hit the top spot on the Christian Hot AC chart...
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Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys pay homage to mothers everywhere with the release of their single "That Home (A Tribute To Moms)" in honor of Mother's Day this weekend. The new track, which was recorded originally for Newsboys' latest album Restart, features clips of fans sharing their favorite thoughts and memories about their moms. The song holds a special relevance for lead singer Michael Tait...
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Phil Keaggy
"Keaggy-Stonehill LIVE from Orlando" celebrates the historic pairing of legendary Jesus Music pioneers Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy in an unique concert/webcast experience made available worldwide for fans. The concert will be webcast live on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 7:30 EST from Faith Christian University in Orlando, Florida and accessed by iticket holders only...
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Passion
Once again, the annual Passion album has resonated with fans and listeners worldwide. Passion: Take It All debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, tying last year's album, Passion: Let The Future Begin, as the highest chart debut for Passion and also the highest for a Christian album this year. It also ranked as the highest Billboard 200 chart debut this year for a worship record. In addition, Passion ranked as No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart...
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*Tuesday, May 6, 2014*

Anberlin
Today, rock band Anberlin officially unveiled the cover artwork and title for their final album, Lowborn. Tooth & Nail Records will be releasing the album on Monday, June 23, 2014. A newsletter the band also sent out today included some of their final tour dates and more info: "Hello friends - we are still hearing from people who missed our earlier announcement about this album and this year being our last. If you missed out on our video announcement earlier this year, you can check it out HERE...
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Relient K
This year Gotee Records is celebrating a huge milestone. The famed independent record label that has five RIAA Gold certified albums to their name and has launched numerous successful artist careers in R&B, rap, reggae and rock such as Out of Eden, GRITS, Jennifer Knapp, Relient K, Jamie Grace and many more, turns 20 years old. To celebrate this special anniversary Gotee is releasing a special compilation album titled Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New on June 17. The project will feature new recordings from their current artist...
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BEC Recordings' is proud to officially announce a new signing to their roster family - David Dunn - with the release of his label debut EP Crystal Clear on July 15. His first radio single from this collection, "Today Is Beautiful," went for adds at radio last Friday. This week he is introducing his single and visiting radio stations in New Jersey, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, Grand Rapids and Indiana. Click here to pre-order this album and watch the lyric video for the single...
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Emery
Veteran rock band, Emery, has announced a handful of new You Were Never Alone crowdfunding goals after shattering its initial $50,000 goal in under two weeks. The campaign to help fund the band's sixth studio album will run through May 15 on BadChristian.com at: http://badchristian.com/campaign/newemery/. In addition to the funding of the new album, the new stretch goals are as follows...
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Plumb
Fresh from an incredible spring that included appearances on Winter Jam and Live in the Vineyard, Curb Records artist PLUMB is honored to announce her upcoming fall tour, "STORIES OF HOPE". Acclaimed southern rock sensations RHETT WALKER BAND and pop artist JONATHAN THULIN will join this emerging tour as support. The tour will kick off in early September and run through November 2014. Routing, tour dates and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. PLUMB and the "Stories of Hope" tour are booked by Elite Talent Agency...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, "Artist of the Year" Dove Award winner and Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli released her third studio album, If We're Honest, April 22 from Fervent Records. The album quickly launched to No. 1 amidst wide critical acclaim in its debut week at retail, becoming her third consecutive album to gather the top position on the SoundScan Christian Albums chart...
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Michael Sweet
Michael Sweet, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band Stryper, returns with his latest solo album I'm Not Your Suicide out now via Big 3 Records. The latest album is his first since the 2007 release Touched. The album is available digitally at iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/iTunesPurchaseLink and in CD format via Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/AmazonPurchaseLink. The album has been getting great reviews...
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Christian music fans will be delighted to hear singer-songwriter Holly Spears in the new faith-based feature film, VIRTUOUS (JC Films / Tri-Rahn Pictures, LLC), which releases Mother's Day Weekend. Five of the artist's songs are featured in the film, including "Where'd You Go." A music video for the song has just been released, featuring clips from the movie. Watch the music video: http://youtu.be/gWjej8zBKFY...
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Rich Mullins
The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, is available today on DVD. The Color Green Films full-length feature is available exclusively in Walmart retail stores (purchase link) through Millennium Entertainment followed by a nationwide CBA retail release on July 8 through Capitol Christian Distribution...
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Beckah Shae
Shae Shoc's flagship artist Beckah Shae has unveiled Champion, her eighth studio album that is available nationwide today. The dance/pop release features collaborations with award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists such as Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, Eric Dawkins, Canon and T-Bone and is attracting fans and critics alike. "Maybe you're looking for a motivational soundtrack to bump up your workout. Maybe you need a 'spiritual trainer' to cheer you on and push you to strive for that finish line...
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When a community of musicians organically comes together for a common purpose, sharing core values and creative focus, something amazing happens. For the past few years, an incredible group of talented songwriters and musicians have been drawn to Raleigh-Durham, forming a vibrant collective, writing original music that has already been embraced by churches around the world. From this community, a new independent label - THE SUMMIT CHURCH MUSIC - has emerged, creating a new avenue to share these songs with the Church and community at large...
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*Monday, May 5, 2014*

Seventh Day Slumber
We Are The Broken, the highly anticipated 10th studio recording from Dove Award-winning hard rockers Seventh Day Slumber, will release May 13 from VSR Music Group (Capitol Christian Distribution). Helmed by Dove Award-winning producer Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band) and Seventh Day Slumber's Jeremy Holderfield, highlights of the high-energy nine-song set include "All She Wants...
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The iconic daily comic strip, Nancy, once again highlights GRAMMY and DOVE winner, Jason Crabb this week. This is Crabb's second time "in the funny papers." In December of 2013, the comic strip featured Phil Fumble - who is dating Nancy's aunt Fritzi - wearing a t-shirt with the singers name - Jason Crabb - on the front. Now, once again, Guy Gilchrist - illustrator of the famed comic strip - has featured Jason Crabb into a very important story arc. This time, Phil wears a t-shirt with the message "LOVE IS STRONGER - JASON CRABB" emblazoned on the front. Phil wears this t-shirt during the strip for the entire week - each time you see Phil, he will be wearing his...
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Beloved multi-Dove Award winning recording artist and worship leader Billy Sprague is reaching out to fans today to express his gratitude for their overwhelming support of his upcoming project, Songs in the Key of Awe. Funded through the innovative crowd-sourced Kickstarter program, fan donations have surpassed the initial goal of $20,000 in only half the allotted time...
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*Friday, May 2, 2014*

Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive is back on their own again, after having spent some time with Word Records for their national debut Daylight Is Coming in 2008, and then with Centricity Music for 2012's Resuscitate. The new album, titled Commodity, is projected for a September release, but you can help the band finish it by giving via Kickstarter. Visit the link here for more details and to hear the title track: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/remedydrive/commodity-a-counter-trafficking-album...
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Wolves At The Gate have announced their sophomore album "VxV" (pronounced "five by five") which will be released on June 10th! The first track "Dust to Dust" has been released...
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Royal Tailor
GRAMMY Award nominated pop/rock band Royal Tailor debuts the new music video for its latest single, "Ready Set Go," on internationally renowned media mogul Ryan Seacrest's web site, RyanSeacrest.com, this Monday, May 5. The video premiere is just one in a string of recent high profile opportunities for Royal Tailor, who wraps its first headlining tour next week while currently being featured as Pepsi MidAmerica's "Artist of the Month...
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Colony House, a trio from Nashville, TN will release their first full-length album When I Was Younger via Descendant Records (The Lone Bellow) on July 22, 2014. A.V. Club provides a first taste of the album in the single "Silhouettes." PRESS HERE to listen. "Silhouettes is quite an interesting song and serves a very specific purpose on this record," says lead singer and songwriter Caleb Chapman...
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Indie hip hop artist/rapper Heath McNease is known for constantly making new music and never seeming to take even the slightest break. His latest song and video (under the name "Junior Barsity"), "Bounce House," has not only seen some serious online attention, but it's caught the eye of Time Magazine and other big mainstream news publications. About the attention, Heath writes: "Hey, guys. I will keep it quick. I've got huge news! I have worked for years hoping that someone somewhere would notice and appreciate my hard work...
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Planetshakers
Planetshakers and MultiTracks.com have teamed up to offer a free download of all the individual stems from "Turn It Up" in WAV format with the lead vocal which you can remix in your favorite music software. If you don't have one yet, you should download a 30 day free trial at Ableton.com and the stems you get from MultiTracks.com come ready-to-go in Ableton Live. Show off your skills (using only royalty free content of course) and send...
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Clay Crosse
Selah Press announces the May 19 release of 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope, Volume 1, a collection of first-person stories detailing how scores of people from different walks of life, including Christian recording artists Steve Green, Wayne Watson, Clay Crosse and Melodie Tunney of First Call, have dealt with grief in a myriad of circumstances. The book was borne out of author and editor Kayla Fioravanti's grief following the death of her mother...
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*Thursday, May 1, 2014*

Crowder
What was originally an idea formed from a stunning image of a steeple on the horizon comes the long-awaited solo debut from critically revered artist and songwriter Crowder. The release of Neon Steeple, out May 27, 2014, continues to highlight Crowder's knack for innovative songwriting. Among the new tracks is the record's lead Top 5 single...
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GMA
The GMA (The Gospel Music Association) held its inaugural GMA Honors celebration at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena on Tuesday evening with special tributes, reunions and praise to the honorees. The event was in celebration of the individuals and organizations that impact the culture through gospel music both past and present and is set to air on JUCE TV later this year...
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Lecrae
TheOverflow.com - soon to be the world's first Unlimited Christian music subscription streaming service, is excited to be partnering with Winter Jam - the World's Largest First Quarter Concert Tour, and YouVersion - the World's Largest Bible App to announce the May 1 release of 'The Overflow Devo: Winter Jam Edition...
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K-Love
K-LOVE - the largest Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people - has announced that fan voting for the K-LOVE Fan Awards is open now. Voting will be open until Midnight EST on Saturday, May 31. Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards show in the categories of music, sports, books and movies. To vote, visit: www.klovefanawards.com...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, released the highly anticipated You Make Me Brave CD/DVD internationally April 22 through Fuel Distribution. The album launched in its debut week at retail to No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, becoming the highest charting retail debut ever for Bethel Music (TIDES Hit No. 30 Sept. 2013) and selling nearly 14,000 copies. You Make Me Brave also hit...
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*Wednesday, April 30, 2014*

Family Force 5
Family Force 5 has been traveling an exciting new path ever since the departure of frontman Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur" Olds back in September. Today, the band announced their recent signing to Word Entertainment with their first release with the label due out this summer. About the signing and album, the band writes: "It's a brand new season for Family Force 5! We are thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at Word Entertainment for the next phase of FF5...
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Ellie Holcomb
Last evening, singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb was part of the first GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction. Holcomb was on hand as her father, famed music producer Brown Bannister, was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame. Kicking off the night, Holcomb took the stage with Amy Grant and Vince Gill as they performed an astounding version of Grant's song "El Shaddai." The GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction was held at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED continues to make waves with their top-selling song, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," as they received their career first No. 1 radio single. This song comes from ZION, the band's most successful and fastest selling album to date, which released February 2013. Since the release of ZION last year, "Oceans" continues to chart on four Billboard single charts, including the Hot 100 (13 weeks), Christian Digital Songs (31 weeks), Hot Christian Songs (31 weeks) and Christian Streaming Songs (22 weeks) charts. UNITED has received an overwhelming response to the song that has been the No. 1 Hot...
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*Tuesday, April 29, 2014*

Jaci Velasquez
NBC's beloved holiday movie, Miracle At Gate 213, which co-stars award-winning Latina recording artist Jaci Velasquez, has won the prestigious platinum Remi Award at the 2014 WorldFest Film Festival in Houston, TX. Produced by Faith for Today for the National Council of Churches, Miracle At Gate 213 beat out several hundred contenders at WorldFest to take top spot in the "TV Special-Dramatic" category...
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Passion
Some of this generation's most acclaimed worship leaders - Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill - led over 35,000 college students in worship at the 2014 Passion conferences held in Atlanta and Houston earlier this year. Capturing the powerful movement that took place at Philips Arena and the Toyota Center, the live worship album, Passion: Take It All, is available now at retails and digital outlets nationwide. The album features a digital and physical 12-track standard edition, as well as a 14-track + video content deluxe edition that includes a full talk from Louie Giglio. Upon its release, the album...
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Scott Stapp
Grammy and Dove-Award winning artist Scott Stapp will get back out on the road this spring, announcing the second leg of his acclaimed 2014 Proof of Life Tour today. Stapp will play a series of special intimate shows for his fans beginning June 13, 2014 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets go on sale May 2. While on tour, Stapp is taking his fans on a journey through his mega Creed hits like "With Arms Wide Open...
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It is with great joy that Humble Beast announces that JGivens has officially become a part of theirfamily. Over the last three years Propaganda & Beautiful Eulogy have been crossing paths with JGivens on a semi-regular basis and developing a relationship. In fact, J actually opened for the VERY first Beautiful Eulogy show, an event which took place on the campus of UNLV. JGivens also opened for Propaganda's "Excellent" album...
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Christian pop/rock band Hardie Avenue has teamed up with Pillar frontman Rob Beckley for the new single, "Indestructible" - Available now at iTunes. The track will be part of the band's upcoming album, due later this year...
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*Monday, April 28, 2014*

Former Sparrow Records worship act Robbie Seay Band launched a new 3-part Psalms project late last year with Volume 1, and are planning to release Volume 2 on May 6th. About the project, Robbie writes, "We are thrilled to announce that Psalms EP, Vol. 2 will release next Tuesday May 6th! We are very excited for you to hear it. So much so, that we've partnered with our friends at The Verses Project to give you a FREE download of one of new tracks...
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Integrity Music announces the April 29 release of the deluxe single "Extravagant Love" from Kansas City, Missouri-based songwriter and worship leader Dustin Smith. The deluxe single, which will be available through iTunes and Amazon, features the MP3 of "Extravagant Love" along with a lyrics video, companion song study devotional penned by Smith and a bonus track, the radio edit of Smith's song "Rushing Waters...
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GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN appeared on ABC's The View Tuesday, April 22 singing her mega-hit "Take Me To The King" for her friend Sherri Shepherd in celebration of her birthday. Along with Tamela's intimate studio performance, which brought Shepherd, guest host Jawn Murray and the studio audience to their feet, she and husband, actor/comedian David Mann presented Shepherd with a gold record plaque recognizing more than 500,000 units sold of the Best Days CD and No. 1 single...
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*Friday, April 25, 2014*

Shawn McDonald
With the April 15 release of Brave, Shawn McDonald's current collection of new songs in three years that pushed this singer and songwriter beyond his comfort zone, much acclaim has poured in, not only about this album but about his amazing growth as an artist and songwriter. With coverage in such outlets as CBA Retailers + Resources and CCM Magazine, here are a few of the reviews that have posted...
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DREAM Worship is proud to announce, Cindy Cruse Ratcliff's Heaven Raining Down album has charted this week at #4 on the Worship Charts, #11 on the Christian Charts and #146 on the Main Stream Charts! Heaven Raining Down is a new, fresh, explosive full length CD recorded at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and produced by David Hanley (Press Play). It features 10 songs not only written by Cindy but also by Ben Fielding (Hillsong)...
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Deitrick Haddon, pastor and lead, of gospel choir LXW (League of Extraordinary Worshippers) is about to release his long awaited album. The 3-time Grammy nominee is already claiming victory for his new album dropping this week. The LXW project is an amazing project that has brought together 150 voices in LA. Their debut album features a list of 'Who's Who' in the current choir music sub-genre including Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard as well as a new generation of Gospel superstars (Jessica Reedy). By creating music for youth choirs, LXW is "resurrecting the youth choir movement". This project truly offers music that choirs across the country can sink their teeth into and actually sing. It leaves opportunities for choirs to showcase the hard-to-duplicate vocal calisthenics that crowds for centuries have come to love...
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*Thursday, April 24, 2014*

My Epic, in association with Facedown Records, have released a short video documenting the making of My Epic's fourth studio record, "Behold". With insights into the member's lives, the history of the band, the writing and recording of the record and more, "Arriving" is the perfect look into what makes My Epic who they are. Throughout the life of the band, My Epic has always been intentional about finding ways to break down...
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Erica Campbell remains strong at the top of Billboard's Top Gospel chart this week. Her debut solo album, HELP, released last month has been the Number 1 album for 4 consecutive weeks. Additionally, both singles: title track "Help," and Grammy nominated "A Little More Jesus" appear in the Top 10 on the digital sales chart. "Help" has remained a top 10 single for 5 weeks peaking at number 6...
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*Wednesday, April 23, 2014*

Needtobreathe
NEEDTOBREATHE and Atlantic/Word Records are thrilled to announce that the band's new album Rivers In the Wasteland has debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart. Released last week, Rivers went straight to No. 1 on the iTunes® chart and stayed in the Top 10 all week. The band performed new single "The Heart" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last Friday, a song the UK's Clash Magazine spotlights as "strident, anthemic songwriting" that "matches Southern rock to gilded Americana...
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Disciple
With the recent launch of their Kickstarter campaign for a new album (which has since been fully funded, but you can still be a part of it), Disciple has invited fans to help pick their new album's title! By way of an online poll, fans can choose between two possible titled, Attack and Radical. You can cast your vote here: http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=5356d40ee4b06a67c5b0885e...
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Emery
BadChristian, the new multi-faceted website, blog and record label formed by Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of the popular rock group, Emery, along with close friend, Pastor and former Emery bassist, Joey Svendsen, has released its new, controversial book, BADCHRISTIAN, GREATSAVIOR, on paperback. The book, which was crowdfunded by BadChristian's fans and tripled its funding goal with over 1,500 pre-sales, can be purchased now on the BadChristian web-store at: http://badchristian.com/campaign/bc-store/. An eBook edition...
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Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith and Natasha Owens will spend Memorial Day weekend in Puerto Rico and you can join them! A very special VIP Auction, sponsored by Gatorwire, has been announced which will benefit the work of Stepping Stone Support. Reneé Lynn Scott founded the Stepping Stone organization in 2005 after her own battle with cancer. Individuals interested in placing an bid for the VIP trip auction can do so by visiting www.NatashaOwensMusic.com and clicking on the poster...
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Cheri Keaggy
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy partners with Lifesong for Orphans for Celebrate Life, a series of benefit concerts featuring Keaggy and the Zambia Children's Choir, which kicks off Sunday in Texas. Proceeds from the concerts will be used to care for orphans and their needs. "I can't wait to hit the road with these kids," says Keaggy. "We had lots of fun rehearsing together. They worked so hard and their joy was beautiful to see...
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Kirk Franklin
GSN announced today the third season premiere of its highest rated original series of all time, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, a one-hour game show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Season three premieres on Thursday, May 22nd at 8 PM (ET/PT) with two back-to-back original episodes and continues with new episodes Thursdays at 8 PM (ET/PT) on GSN...
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*Tuesday, April 22, 2014*

Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated artist and Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli releases her third studio album, If We're Honest, everywhere today. Her two previous albums, debut release My Paper Heart and sophomore effort Hundred More Years, hit No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and garnered Battistelli a GRAMMY® nomination and Dove Awards' 2011 "Artist of the Year" honors. In addition, My Paper Heart received RIAA Gold certification marking the only debut album from a CCM artist in 10 years to receive the status. Last Thursday, she also received a Gold record for her second single...
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Plumb
After an incredible start to 2014, Curb Records artist PLUMB is slated to perform at exclusive songwriter showcases at ALOFT Hotels. Kicking off in Chicago on May 7, Kansas City on May 8 and Tulsa on May 9, these free acoustic events will be held at WXYZ Lounge inside each individual hotel. Throughout the month of May, all patrons of Aloft hotels nationwide will also receive a free download of the single "Need You Now" via their room keycard. These Aloft showcases are on the heels of her performance at Napa California's acclaimed music...
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Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy®-nominated* History Channel miniseries "The Bible," visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - SON OF GOD - on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 3 and Digital HD™ May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, SON OF GOD comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe...
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Skillet
Platinum and Award winning rockers Skillet continue to dominate in one of the ways they are most known for, which is captivating crowds with their live show. Recently wrapping a 19 city co-headlining run with Third Day, that sold out over 70% of its shows, it also saw record numbers for tour sponsor Food for the Hungry, with over 3,000 children and their families being sponsored...
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John Schlitt
4K Records has announced that "Live It Loud" from The Greater Cause, the current CD from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt, has been released to both Christian and mainstream radio today. The single, co-written by Schlitt; Dan Needham, the CD's producer; popular Nashville session player and touring musician Chris Rodriguez; and songwriter and recording artist Scott Faircloff, goes for adds today to Christian Rock and Mainstream Rock radio-formatted stations...
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Dove Award-winning vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers joined America's preeminent bassist, Nathan East, in Los Angeles last week for a special performance of "Daft Funk," the lead single from East's best-selling self-titled debut. Held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the star-studded Yamaha Entertainment Group event also featured performances from Patti Austin, Ben Folds, Michael McDonald and Josh Groban, among others...
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If God is good and powerful, why do bad things happen? How can a loving God allow suffering? Such questions weigh on nearly everyone at some point in their lives. The film ACTS OF GOD, available today on DVD, weaves the story of seven people whose lives are brought together through one tragic event...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™ wants to share the numerous ways that you can help transform the life of a child. Through their Sponsorship program, every generous gift provides lasting love and life-giving care to waiting children around the world. Show Hope also offers the opportunity to become a LifeHope sponsor for those who are able to make a bigger commitment. A LifeHope sponsor funds an entire adoption grant while also receiving the name and country of the orphan they specifically help each year, along with other benefits...
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*Monday, April 21, 2014*

Francesca Battistelli
Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli, earned Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for her GRAMMY® nominated single "Free To Be Me." Word Entertainment President & CEO, Rod Riley, surprised Francesca with the Gold record at a private Nashville album launch event on Thursday. "Free To Be Me" is the second single off her debut album, My Paper Heart, and spent ten consecutive weeks at No. 1 on CHR and two consecutive weeks at No. 1 on AC Monitored in 2009. In 2012, Francesca received a Gold record for My Paper Heart marking the first debut album from a CCM artist in nearly a decade to receive RIAA-certified Gold status for sales in excess of 500,000 units...
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JJ Heller
Indie music and radio favorite JJ Heller's professional and personal life has matured right alongside her fanbase. While developing her craft as a songwriter and seasoned musician, she has been immersed and transparent in the joys and challenges of being a young mother and wife. Now, just in time for Mother's Day, JJ is releasing I DREAM OF YOU, a collection of songs, written and recorded specifically as lullabies for children and their parents. I DREAM OF YOU will be available in stores and online on April 29, 2014...
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All Sons & Daughters
Integrity Music's Franklin, TN-based worship duo All Sons & Daughters, composed of David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, release globally their 5-star acclaimed, self-titled studio album May 6. Entering a new season of leaning into their own musical and lyrical instincts, the duo also taps the talents of several extraordinary songwriters, co-writing with Stu G (Delirious?), Francesca Battestelli, Derek Webb, Leeland and Jack Mooring (Leeland), Jason Ingram and Sandra McCracken...
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Building429
Grammy-nominated Building 429 has definitely secured their position as one of the top-tier artists in the Christian music industry with their latest project, We Won't Be Shaken. The album has garnered the group their second round of major award nominations in 2014 from the Billboard Music Awards (Top Christian Song "We Won't Be Shaken") and the K-LOVE Fan Awards (Group or Duo of the Year). This marks the second round of nominations from both outlets for Building 429 and follows on the heels of the band's first Grammy nomination in February for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album/"We Won't Be Shaken...
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CLOSE YOUR EYES premieres their brand new music video for the track "Kings Of John Payne" on VEVO. Taken from their latest album Line In The Sand, CLOSE YOUR EYES have combined punching lyricism with impassioned harmonies to create a truly dynamic, refreshing hardcore experience. CLOSE YOUR EYES have released an EP, Prepackaged Hope, which can be found now via iTunes...
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*Saturday, April 19, 2014*

Showbread
This week, Showbread frontman Josh Dies posted a photo on instagram (image below) with the caption "For years, I've maintained a sort of resentment toward the fad-interest and genre confusion hopelessly tethered to Showbread's first album. Even so, I've always loved the record. 10 years later, I'm excited to play those songs again with the guys who helped create them. Going to be a wild night." For one night only on August 9th, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Showbread's debut album...
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Husband and wife duo Scott and Christine Dente, otherwise known as Out of the Grey, have returned after a twelve year break to record a brand new studio album. The twosome have turned to Kickstarter for financial backing, asking fans to be a part of making this record a reality...
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*Friday, April 18, 2014*

Carlos Whittaker
Carlos Whittaker lives his life for good moments. On Monday, April 14, Carlos experienced a monumental moment - performing at the annual Easter Prayer breakfast at the White House. The event was hosted in the East Room of the White House and included attendants such as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The experience adds to an already exciting April for Carlos who released his brand new book "Moment Maker" through Zondervan earlier this month, spoke at the Catalyst West conference and traveled to Hong Kong for an event...
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Inpop Records’ March 4 release God’s Not Dead-The Motion Picture Soundtrack turned out its first hit song this week with “Hold You Up,” currently No. 1 on the Nielsen/BDS Hot AC/CHR chart. The single’s success reflects continued momentum for the album as well, which maintains its position among the Top 10 soundtracks on iTunes’ Top Soundtracks chart...
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*Thursday, April 17, 2014*

Disciple
Disciple entered the studio in February to begin recording their 10th as-yet-untitled studio album. "We changed almost everything as we approached the process of this new record," says Disciple singer and bandleader Kevin Young. "We released our last five records with INO/Fair Trade Services - a great label partner. This record we are going to release on our own with the help of Fuel Music (www.thefuelmusic.com). Their services are a great fit for what we want to accomplish." Comments Tony Patoto, founder and President of Fuel Music, "Disciple are one of those bands you don't have to doubt. Are they in for the music? Yes...
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Scott Stapp
Grammy and Dove-Award winning artist Scott Stapp launched his "Proof of Life" tour last month, opening each set with his first No. 1 Christian radio hit, "Slow Suicide," from Proof of Life, his second solo album that was released on Wind-up Records Nov. 5, 2013. Receiving critical acclaim for the tour, Stapp is taking his fans on a journey through the new music alongside his mega Creed hits like "With Arms Wide Open," "Higher," "What If," "My Sacrifice" and more. The tour continues this month in the UK, Netherlands and Germany, followed by summer tour dates and his first-ever Christian music festival (Sonshine Festival) in the US...
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Check out the new single from Da' T.R.U.T.H's latest release, Heartbeat. The title track features production by J.R. and guests Lecrae & Lauren Lee. Da' T.R.U.T.H's Heartbeat released earlier this week via Mixed Bag Entertainment. Check it out on iTunes here...
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Anthony Evans
Last week, pop and R&B artist Anthony Evans unveiled his latest studio album Real Life/Real Worship in which he recieved the highest Billboard debut of his career. Real Life/Real Worship debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Gospel Albums, No. 4 on the Christian Albums and No. 5 on Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. Additionally, Evans' reached No. 2 on iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Albums Chart...
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*Wednesday, April 16, 2014*

MercyMe
For GRAMMY® and American Music Award winners MercyMe, the eighth time looks to be the charm as the 6.5 million+ selling band's latest, Welcome to the New nabs the hightest debut of the week landing at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart. The album peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes® Overall Albums Chart and No. 1 on its Christian Albums Chart. Following two weeks of promotional appearances across the country, MercyMe is set to perform their...
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Brothers, Jeremy Willet, Justin Willet, & Jordan Willet that make up the Christian rock band, Willet, have released the 1st single, "Searchlight" from the long-awaited full length album, "Searchlight" coming 8.26.14, a follow-up to "The Love On the Outside E.P." produced by Aaron Gillespie (2012). The video was filmed at a local retreat center / camp where the band has led worship at over the past 3 years. The band invited the deaf community to be included in the video shoot to share an expression of worship not normally noticed by the Church...
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Unspoken
After breaking into the Top 20 on Billboard's Album Chart last week with the self-titled new album, Unspoken, the band now has launched their fastest charting single with "Start A Fire." The song broke out as No. 1 New & Active at AC Indicator, No. 4 New & Active at AC Monitor and is ranked #28 on Billboard's NCA chart. There were 38 total first week adds and the reaction from radio programmers has been very strong...
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Ginny Owens
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Ginny Owens and Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Greer will host an exclusive Holy Land tour next year, it was recently announced. Tracing the life and times of Jesus, the February 9-18 "Journey Through The Land Of Israel" is slated to visit the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the Via Dolorosa, and the Valley of Armageddon, among numerous destinations...
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Tedashii
Well-known, thoughtful lyricist and hip-hop artist Tedashii is set to release his new full-length album Below Paradise (Reach Records) on May 27. This highly anticipated project will be his first album in three years marking his career fourth studio release. The first single "Dark Days, Darker Nights" features Britt Nicole and was released to fans last week, and has received more than 50,000 views in a matter of days. Click here to hear this new song. This album features guest artist appearances by Trip Lee, Lecrae, Britt Nicole, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Royal Tailor and many others...
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Citizens
Mars Hill Music / BEC Recordings' CITIZENS has released a brand new single this week in celebration of the life of Jesus as we near Easter this weekend. The single "You Brought Me Back to Life" is available now. Click here to get the new single at iTunes. "This song was written with lyrics based on Romans 6," shares CITIZENS frontman Zach Bolen. "We wrote a celebratory song that calls for God's people to boast in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We felt it important to have a song that was not only great for the church to sing during the baptism of a believer but also a song...
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V. Rose
Clear Sight Music announces the sophomore release of artist V. Rose titled, Forever After. With a street date of May 20, 2014, the project drops almost 3 years after her self-titled debut release. Stay tuned to V.Rose's Facebook page for up-to-date news as further details about the project are released. Above is the official album cover for Forever After. Check out a promotional clip for the album here: http://youtu.be/5cQWtc1ln3Q...
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Word Entertainment-a leading Christian entertainment company offering an array of artist services including recorded music, publishing, merchandising, booking and marketing-today announced that it has partnered with international feature film production and distribution company Curb Entertainment, to distribute Word Entertainment's faith-based films outside of the US. The inaugural slate of films will include The Perfect Summer, My Name Is Paul, The Trail (Let God), Hope for Hurting Hearts, Mother India, Season of a Lifetime, Veil of Tears, and more, which will be showcased at the 2014 CANNES Film Market in Cannes, France...
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*Tuesday, April 15, 2014*

Plus One
The latest band to return from the CCM grave, so to speak, is pop "boy band" Plus One. Now as a trio, comprised of original members Nathan Walters, Gabriel Combs and Jason Perry, the guys have released a new single with the promise for new music following. You can download the single, titled "My All," at plusoneofficial.com. Plus One's last studio album, Exodus was released in 2003 via Inpop Records. The band broke up officially in 2004...
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Francesca Battistelli
Beginning today, fans can stream GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli's third studio album, If We're Honest, exclusively as a First Play on iTunes Radio at http://smarturl.it/fbfirstplay. With the stream, fans will have their first and only opportunity to hear the album from Christian music's best-selling new artist in the past 10 years in its entirety before its release on April 22. Battistelli's two previous albums, My Paper Heart and Hundred More Years, hit No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and garnered her a GRAMMY® nomination...
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Emery
Veteran rock band, Emery, is excited to announce that it has met and surpassed its $50,000 You Were Never Alone crowdfunding goal in under two weeks. The campaign, which launched earlier this month on BadChristian.com, will continue for 30 more days, with new packages, including a more affordable vinyl package, available now at: http://badchristian.com/campaign/newemery/. All packages will also include downloads of two new, rough-version tracks from the upcoming album. The band plans to announce what the excess funds will be used for next week...
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Tamela Mann
GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN appears on ABC's The View Tuesday, April 22. In celebration of co-host Sherri Shepherd's birthday, Tamela will perform her mega-hit "Take Me To The King" for her friend and millions nationwide. "Sherri is a dear friend, and I'm thrilled to be a part of her special day," said Tamela...
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The Choir
With Shadow Weaver, veteran alternative rockers the Choir took their first plunge into crowd-funding. Although the GRAMMY®-nominated group has long relied upon some of pop music's most ardent supporters, the results were unexpected. "The response was not only stunning, but humbling," says singer and guitarist Derri Daugherty. "It made us want to deliver, and I think people are going to be blown away by this record. It's pretty epic...
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Phil Wickham
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Phil Wickham is set to release The Ascension: Deluxe Edition today, April 15. Available digitally only, the album will feature 11 original tracks from Wickham’s ninth album which released last fall, as well as 10 new acoustic recordings. The Ascension landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 following its release...
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Jesusfreakhideout.com
Devotional writer J.M. Farro, whose work has been featured on Jesusfreakhideout.com for over the past decade, has just released a brand new book titled, The Promise-Powered Life for Women, available on Amazon.com in paperback and digital (Kindle) form...
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Family Force 5
Netherlands website BEAM have debuted a new live video from LZ7 today that features former Family Force 5 vocalist, Soul Glow Activatur. The song, titled "Next Level," released on last year's Reanimated album by Family Force 5. Check out the video here: http://www.eo.nl/index.php?id=9104...
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CentricWorship and Centricity Publishing, LLC announce today the signing of CentricWorship's first exclusive songwriting and artist deal with worship leader and CentricWorship songwriters retreat participant, Corey Voss. Voss has garnered tremendous success with the song "Nothing But the Blood," CentricWorship's first church single off the EP, All The Saints: Live from the CentricWorship Retreat-No.1. In the three weeks since the debut of the "Nothing But The Blood" live music video, the song's combined views total more than 23,000 unique views. As part of the exclusive agreement with Centricity Publishing, Voss is working on an upcoming solo project to be released on the CentricWorship label. "Simply put, Corey's songs are pure heart," says label head, Steve Rice. "You can't listen to one of his songs and not feel like you just heard...
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As he gears up for the July 22 release of his new album Hope on Tell The Rest Records, FLINTFACE is revitalized and road ready as he embarks on a trek of dates with The Trews and brings a sneak peek of Hope to every tour stop. Dates kick off at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh on June 4th...
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*Monday, April 14, 2014*

Disciple
With their recent departure from home label Fair Trade Services, rock band Disciple is taking the fan-funding route to release their new 2014 album release. Check out the video above and the text below for all the details. And visit their Kickstarter page to see how you can help! "We are enlisting our fans & friends to help us create the best Disciple album to date. Pre-order the record & join us in our mission...
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Integrity Music releases internationally on May 6 The Action Bible Remixed, a collection of well-known modern worship songs reimagined with the electronic sounds of producer Victor "Liquid" Oquendo and featuring guest appearances by KJ-52, DJ Maj, Canton Jones, Milton Young, Stefan The Scientist, L.E.D. and Liquid. The 10-track album was inspired by The Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story, David C Cook's best-selling and most comprehensive children's picture Bible available today with nearly one million Action Bible brand products in print...
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*Friday, April 11, 2014*

Rich Mullins
The GMA (Gospel Music Association) will induct Rich Mullins, writer of "Awesome God," into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame at their inaugural GMA Honors Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 29th at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. The event celebrates those being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally...
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Jonny Diaz
Singer-songwriter Jonny Diaz celebrates the release of his third national project and Centricity Music debut, Let It Fly this week. The project has already received rave reviews from critics, while its current radio single, "Thank God I Got Her," continues to gain momentum at radio...
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Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, Dove Award-winning vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and former longtime member of TobyMac’s Diverse City band, joins a roster of many of music’s most celebrated talents contributing to the acclaimed self-titled debut recording by Nathan East, America’s preeminent bassist...
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Jonah33
The New Jonah 33 5-song EP will release April 29th on St. MUSE RECORDS. The band has just debuted the cover art for the new project. In regard to the cover artwork, Singer/Songwriter Vince Lichlyter states: "Jesus became a criminal for us. There are a lot of people who can't grasp that. But he was tried in court, convicted and sentenced. He just wasn't guilty...
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Reformers have premiered the song "Abomination" from their upcoming album 'Abolish' over at the Mediaskare Records YouTube channel, located here http://youtu.be/PzaCCxMa8VA. The band's debut album 'Abolish' is set to hit stores April 29th on Mediaskare Records. Pre-order packages are available now at http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/reformers...
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Beckah Shae
Leading up to the release of her highly-anticipated eighth studio album Champion available May 6, Shae Shoc Records' flagship artist Beckah Shae has revealed her third single "Pioneer." The new upbeat track is available on iTunes and impacts Hot AC, CHR and Rhythmic radio today...
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Unspoken
Centricity Music’s breakout band Unspoken celebrates a successful street week for its first full-length, self-titled album that released April 1st. Unspoken debuted last week at No. 35 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart and quickly rose to No. 16 this week. The project is only for sale at retail through Lifeway Christian stores and available online at all music outlets...
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*Thursday, April 10, 2014*

Newsboys
NewSong's Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular has wrapped the biggest and most innovative season in its 19-year history, reigning once again as the world's largest first quarter tour, according to Pollstar. For the fourth consecutive year, Winter Jam tops Pollstar's First Quarter Year To Date Worldwide Ticket Sales chart - Top 100 Tours, surpassing all other 2014 first quarter tours, including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Beyoncé, Michael Bublé, Imagine Dragons and Justin Timberlake...
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Lecrae
Christian retail's top independent distributor New Day Christian Distributors adds Reach Records to its first-rate lineup of music partners. The Atlanta-based hip-hop label plans to kick off its new distribution agreement with anticipated albums from both GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lecrae and rapper Tedashii. Reach Records was established more than ten years ago on the ideals of faith and positive messaging...
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toby
Capitol CMG Label Group is proud to announce they have garnered nine 2014 Billboard Music Award nominations, which were announced live yesterday on "Good Morning America." Chris Tomlin received three nominations, Mandisa and Matthew West each received two nominations, while TobyMac and WOW 2014 were also recognized...
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Chris Tomlin
Internationally acclaimed recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin has earned three Billboard Music Award (BBMA) nominations, one in each of the three Christian music categories: Artist, Song ["Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)"] and Album with Burning Lights, which made history as only the fourth Christian music album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The nominations follow Tomlin's 2012 BBMA nomination for Christian Artist, and wins in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Song ("Our God")...
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Country music superstar Josh Turner will be at Lifeway Christian Store, located at 1725 Galleria Blvd. in Franklin, Tenn. (just outside Nashville), on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm to sign copies of his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood...
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Entertainment One Music (eOne) continues to lead a chart-topping roster of diverse artists, encompassing a wide range of melodies that drive the sounds of Gospel today. Garnering two Top 5 albums on the latest Billboard Gospel Albums chart, eOne also delivers the hits in Gospel Radio, with four singles in the Top 10 on the latest Gospel Radio chart by Erica Campbell, James Fortune & FIYA, Ricky Dillard & New G, and William McDowell...
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*Wednesday, April 9, 2014*

Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North has been making the 10th day of every month a special day for fans. Starting in January the band released a deluxe version of The Struggle, debuted a new video journal, hosted online chats and celebrated selling their one millionth record. This month's special feature: A live broadcast from Blackbird Studios starting at 9:10 A.M. cst on April 10th while the band records their new album...
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The Museum
BEC Recordings' The Museum will be releasing their third label release on May 6 titled What We Stand For. Radio will be introduced to the next chapter of The Museum's music with the radio single "Saved My Soul" that goes for adds this Friday, April 11. While the Atlanta-based group has released two projects that have delivered pop-hooks listeners have been driven to, at the core they are worship leaders. This new album is reflective of their hearts for worship...
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For the first time, FamilyLife is presenting a one-day, LIVE nationwide simulcast to help American couples strengthen marriages and defy divorce rates. in:cast events will simulcast FamilyLife's I Still Do™ conference live from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and will reach millions in homes, churches and venues across the nation on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014...
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Writer, Director, and Producer Sharon Kon was the recipient of this year's Excellence in Service Award at the Christian Women in Media Association's (CWIMA) Annual Awards Gala in Dallas on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Kon was also named Regional Director of CWIMA's New York Metro chapter. Other honorees include Executive Producer and Actress, Roma Downey, Film Critic, Publisher of Movieguide®, and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission®, Dr. Ted Baehr, and Singer-Songwriter, Babbie Mason...
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*Tuesday, April 8, 2014*

Needtobreathe
NEEDTOBREATHE is gearing up for the release of their new album Rivers In the Wasteland, out next Tuesday April 15th on Atlantic Records. In support, the critically acclaimed band will bring their captivating live show to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 18th and will return to the Late Show with David Letterman on April 23rd to perform new single "The Heart." Check out the records official video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Yo99VjE2o...
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Fellowship Creative will release their major label debut album, Running To Follow. May 13. Partnering with Fair Trade Services for this first LP, Fellowship Creative is excited for the opportunity to bring their music to the masses. As the music arm to Fellowship Church based in Grapevine, Texas, the church has grown to multiple locations found in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, as well as in Miami and London...
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White Collar Sideshow is finally going to Europe and they need your help! About their new funding project, the band writes, "We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with Steiger International as we have been accepted to the Steiger Missions School in Krogis, Germany. (www.steiger.org/sms) This 10 week school (June 14-August 21, 2014)...
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Holly Starr
“God Is,” the highly-anticipated new single from acclaimed Artist Garden Entertainment singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is poised to impact radio next month. Penned by Phillip LaRue and GRAMMY® Award-winner Christopher Stevens, the song was produced by Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace) and Chuck Butler (Mandisa, Royal Tailor). Going for adds at Christian AC and CHR radio May 16, the powerful piano-driven single celebrates Christ’s attributes, conveying the Hope found only in Him...
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Entertainment One Music has signed celebrated artist, songwriter and worshipper Todd Dulaney to its award-winning Gospel roster. Joining eOne Music in a new recording deal, the Stellar Award-nominated singer will record and release multiple albums, with the first single slated for release in late Summer this year, off his upcoming new album slated for a first-quarter release in 2015. He'll also be appearing on The Word Network, live on Wednesday April 9th, at 8 pm EST...
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BMG recording artist Danny Gokey is set to make his highly anticipated return with the extraordinary new album, "HOPE IN FRONT OF ME." The album - which includes the current chart-climbing single, "Hope In Front Of Me" - arrives on June 24th. Acclaimed singer, author, and American Idol favorite, Danny Gokey made an indelible first impression with 2010's record-breaking debut album, "MY BEST DAYS...
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JASON CRABB - Grammy Award Winner and 21 time GMA Dove Award winner - kicked off his 2014 Love Is Stronger tour with a little help from his friends. Well, make that 20,000 friends! Crabb recently began his tour with a stop in Knoxville, TN at Thompson-Boling Arena as part of Winterfest weekend. Appearing alongside Duck Dynasty's Luke and Sadie Robertson and the band Planetshakers, Jason's soaring vocals, signature guitar skills and his amazing band filled the arena and had the crowd of over 20,000 teenagers on their feet with hands in the air...
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Known for fearlessly taking on sacred Christian cows, author, pastor, songwriter and Jesus-music visionary John Fischer welcomes fellow slayer Os Guinness, on The Catch, tonight, April 8 at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific at www.BlogTalkRadio/The Catch, or available via podcast after the show on iTunes...
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*Monday, April 7, 2014*

K-Love
K-LOVE is spreading the love at Raley Field by announcing their new partnership with the Sacramento River Cats baseball team. K-LOVE is excited to bring "K-LOVE Sunday Funday" as well as "K-LOVE Corner" throughout the 2014 season. K-LOVE Sunday Funday will be held during the ten Sunday home games, while throughout the entire 72 home games Raley Field's Section 101 will be branded as "K-LOVE Corner," as shown in the...
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*Friday, April 4, 2014*

Audrey Assad
Singer/songwriter Audrey Assad has just released a unique indie film titled O Happy Fault that she was able to put together with funds from her latest album Kickstarter campaign. According to the iTunes download page, the synopsis reads, ""O Happy Fault" is a visual meditation- story and song woven together into one rich, mature, and beautiful short film. Live concert footage from Audrey Assad and fictional narratives alternate in a prayerful rhythm. Songs performed include: I Shall Not Want, Humble, Lament, Lead Me On, and You Speak...
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Kari Jobe
Last week GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe released her third label project Majestic (Capitol CMG) to rave reviews and fan response. This full-length, all new live album debuted at No. 1 on three Billboard charts including the Christian Contemporary Album, Praise & Worship and Christian Digital Album charts. Majestic also debuted at No. 4 on the Overall Digital Album chart and earned Jobe her second Billboard Top 200 Top 15 debut at No. 12. Majestic is also available as a full-length live concert DVD. Click here...
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Following the release of I Need You, the highly-anticipated debut from singer/songwriters and leading background vocalists Seth & Nirva, the couple have made multiple high-profile media appearances as the recording continues to garner widespread critical acclaim. Seth & Nirva recently appeared on TBN's "Praise The Lord," hosted by GRAMMY® and Dove...
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Keith and Kristyn Getty
Celebrated modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty make their way back to the stage this month for a 20-city spring 2014 "Hymns for the Christian Life" tour, reprised for a fourth leg after successful runs throughout the United Kingdom and North America. The event marks the Getty's first public appearance since welcoming their second child in January. Featuring a band of Irish and American musical virtuosos, the contemplative yet high-energy evening...
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Carlos Whittaker
Life isn't meant to fit in a bucket. For Carlos Whittaker, living deliberately is a way of life and that's what he's talking about in his brand new book "Moment Maker - You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You." Available beginning this week (April 1), "Moment Maker" brings together what it looks like to "Create," "Receive" and "Rescue" moments in your life. As a long-time thought leader, Carlos Whittaker has been recognized for his 'making moments' through a certain viral video that received a People's Choice Award, his segment...
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Hailing from his forthcoming album Fallen King releasing May 6, Full Ride Music Group's Thi'sl shares a first look at his new music video 'Take My Life.' The song is produced by DeeOnTheTrack and features fellow St. Louis natives Flame and JSon. "Last year when I saw the rise of attacks against Christians in places like Peshawar, Pakistan where 85 believers were murdered at All Saints Church or in Nairobi...
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*Thursday, April 3, 2014*

Carman
After a 10 year hiatus, Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman is set to release a new studio album, 'No Plan B,' on May 27 through his independent label Norway Avenue Records and Capital Christian Distribution. On May 13, the 'No Plan B' presale launches with an instant download track. In support of the new release, Carman hits the road May 29 on his 'Live Across America Presents: No Plan B Tour' making stops at venues across the country bringing new music to friends and fans nationwide...
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The GMA Foundation reveals additional talent for the inaugural GMA Honors celebration and Hall of Fame induction to be held on April 29th at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. Inductee, Take 6 will do an exclusive group performance with all members, both past and present, for the first time ever, as a celebration of this honor and their 25th anniversary as a group. In addition, special guests scheduled to appear will include David Crowder, dc Talk (TobyMac, Michael Tait, Kevin Max), Earnest Pugh, Ellie Bannister Holcomb, Kirk Whalum, Lenny LeBlanc and Steven Curtis Chapman...
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Kari Jobe
Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the highly anticipated You Make Me Brave CD/DVD internationally April 22 through Fuel Distribution. Chronicling the worship experience during a three-day women's conference held at The Civic in Redding, CA, the album features songs that were written independently and later led at the conference by a gifted team of worship leaders...
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Michael W. Smith
Contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith has debuted at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan's Top Current Contemporary Christian Album Chart (week ending 3/30/2014) with his latest album Hymns. The album also debuted at No. 25 on Nielsen SoundScan's Top Current Albums Chart (week ending 3/30/2014). This is the latest project from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program, and can be purchased exclusively at all 626 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and CrackerBarrel.com...
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K-LOVE's mission to inspire and encourage listeners continues with the launch of myKLOVE, a robust free mobile app community that has had more than 120,000 downloads in just a few weeks. The myKLOVE app, available for download on IOS and Android, features Biblical resources, weekly challenges and a share wall that helps people grow in their walk with God. myKLOVE also features articles by best-selling Christian authors and exclusive access to fan favorite K-LOVE artists...
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Worship pastor, CCM artist and R&B legend, Montell Jordan, was invited to be the guest speaker this week at Belmont University’s Christian Faith Development Convocation in Nashville, TN. The event was co-sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business. Jordan spoke on “The Power of Music” to the standing room only audience of students. Jordan is currently the worship pastor...
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*Wednesday, April 2, 2014*

Emery
Veteran rock band, Emery, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help support its upcoming album, You Were Never Alone, to be released this summer on BadChristian Music, the record label founded by Emery members, Matt Carter and Toby Morrell, and former Emery bassist, Joey Svendsen. The band is now offering multiple You Were Never Alone crowdfunding packages through the BadChristian website at: www.badchristian.com/campaign/newemery including autographed merch, limited vinyl, personal fan experiences and more. All packages will also include downloads of two new, rough-version tracks from the upcoming album...
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The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, is set to release on DVD May 6, 2014. The Color Green Films full-length feature will release first exclusively in Walmart retail stores through Millennium Entertainment followed by a nationwide CBA retail release on July 8 through Capitol Christian Distribution...
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Erica Campbell's solo effort HELP, leads the Billboard Top Gospel Chart this week at Number 1. The album also lands on several other charts including Number 1 on Top Gospel & Christian (combined) and Number 6 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart. This impressive debut marks Campbell's highest entry on the Top 200 Chart including her Mary Mary releases and the highest ever first week chart position for a female solo gospel artist...
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*Tuesday, April 1, 2014*

Copeland
April 1st seems like a terrible day of the year to make a reunion announcement, but today, indie rock band Copeland released a brand new song via YouTube and preorders for a brand new studio album titled IXORA via TheCopelandSite.com. About the project, the band writes, "It's been almost six years since Copeland has released new music. Though each member has been pursuing new ventures, inside and outside of the music industry both...
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Australia's next pop-rock kings, New Empire, has officially announced plans to release their new album, In A Breath, on April 29th via Tooth & Nail Records. In anticipation, the band has debuted their video for "Say It Like You Mean It" in the U.S. with NylonGuysMag.com and launched pre-orders for the record now at iTunes (w/instant download of "Say It Like You Mean It") and Tooth & Nail (T-Shirt/CD/Download Bundles). Watch New Empire's video for "Say It Like You Mean It...
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Paul Baloche
Writer Melissa Riddle Chalos has shared this article she wrote about worship leader Paul Baloche... There is a certain blanket of wisdom that, if you seek it, comes over time. It wraps around a true and honest place where you are surrounded by good friends and family and have nothing left to prove. A place where you know who you are, you know your purpose, and you're content to leave the details up to God. "If you do something long enough, you uncover life lessons along the way," Paul Baloche says. "You aspire to be faithful to God's calling in your life, pressing through even when you...
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Jeff Anderson
Former Gotee Records solo artist Jeff Anderson has been busy in recent years producing his own solo worship albums, the latest being 2012's In The Shadow, but few know that Anderson had launched a unique post-rock instrumental project called Anderson Cale in 2008. Jeff partnered with friend and fellow musician Jesse Cale Burkett to form Anderson Cale and the two have been prepping to release a new album called Flight for 2014. To make the project a reality, the duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a humble $5,000 to finish the album...
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Come&Live! Records, who are or have been home to artists like The Ember Days and Showbread, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new documentary about their trip to Colombia. About the project, the label writes: "The much-anticipated follow up to New Zealand [This is our story]. Shot on location throughout Colombia, South America. Sometimes a story isn’t told in a single lone chapter. In this case, it seemed the story had a life all its own, as though it was being penned by hands other than ours...
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*Monday, March 31, 2014*

Rush Of Fools
Rush of Fools is beyond excited to partner with their new label and to release their new album "Carry Us Now" on June 3, 2014. The album features 11 brand new recordings produced by Jason Ingram, including a new version of the song, "Undo," which reached #1 on AC Monitored charts in 2007. Their current brand new single "Held In Your Hands" is now being added to stations across the country and celebrates #1 New and Active on the AC Audience Chart this week...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Rend Collective have shared a special article they've written about their brand new album: "We at Rend Collective have a shocking confession. We are not actually an indie-folk band: we are a celebration band. Don't be fooled by our vintage-inspired, slightly homeless, vaguely nautical attire, our tendency to dabble with rusty, antique instruments, or our abundant and seldom-tamed facial hair. Do not be led astray by the fact that we do, indeed, play our fair share of folk music. (It is, after all, in our Celtic blood)...
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David Thulin is set to release his latest remix project, Light In Me (Feat. Nicole Croteau) The Remixes on May 6th exclusively on Beatport and on May 20th for the rest of digital. This project will feature a collection of 7 remixes of his most popular song from Reconstruction 2.1. The project includes remixes by the best up-and-coming producers and djs: Matthew Parker, Euphoric Nation, Unikron, Chris Howland, J-3, Maxem and Greg Hobgood. Completely remixed, these innovative expressions...
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Smokie Norful released an all new single, "No Greater Love," last week to a fantastic response. Within the first few days of sale on iTunes, "No Greater Love" cracked the top 10 on the sales chart and was immediately added to Gospel radio rotation. The single debuted at #20 on Billboard's Gospel airplay chart and the Mediabase Gospel chart receiving the most adds & increased spins this week...
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Worship artist, Mike Lee, is poised to release his first national project, Awakening Hearts, May 1st. The 5-song EP features new, original songs from the talented singer/songwriter and was executive produced by Ed Cash and co-produced by Scott Cash and Cody Norris. Recorded in Franklin, TN, Awakening Hearts prevailing theme centers on Ephesians 1:13-14: "In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise...
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*Sunday, March 30, 2014*

Today, Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers announced that he is stepping down from being a part of TobyMac's live Diverse City Band to pursue his solo career full-time. Last year, Mr. Talkbox released a new studio EP titles Show Me The Way! and is planning on releasing new music soon. Through a video to his fans on YouTube, Byron made the announcement with excitement for the future. He and his wife Tamara are also planning to speak on marriages...
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*Friday, March 28, 2014*

Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson continues to impact fans with their 2013 released album Made (Fair Trade Services). Recently, the band was honored with a SESAC award for their No. 1 song "Words," a Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR Top 10 single for 22 weeks. Today, Hawk Nelson is releasing their newest single from Made, "A Million Miles Away" to radio. "'A Million Miles Away' is more than just a fun pop song that we enjoy playing live," shares front man Jon Steingard. "It's all about the freedom we find in salvation...
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With multiple top 10 Billboard Christian CHR singles and a Dove nomination to her name, Shae Shoc Records' flagship artist Beckah Shae is preparing to raise a generation of champions with her brand new electronic dance album Champion, available nationwide on May 6. The dance/pop release features award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists such as Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, Eric Dawkins, Canon and T-Bone...
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All Sons & Daughters
Presented by North Central University, the Pure Worship Institute is a refreshing worship conference designed to encourage, equip, and empower singers and musicians to honor God with their songs and their lives. Pure Worship Institute is held June 16 - 20, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Each year, PWI is honored to host many wonderfully anointed and gifted worship leaders and speakers – all who love Jesus and who are committed to serving the body of Christ! This year is no exception...
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*Thursday, March 27, 2014*

Demon Hunter
Extremist (Solid State Records), the highly anticipated seventh studio album from legendary hard rockers DEMON HUNTER, debuted this week at an impressive No. 16 on the Billboard 200. The Top 20 debut represents the highest chart debut in the band's already storied career, surpassing its previous best set by the No. 36 debut of DEMON HUNTER'S 2012 album True Defiance. In addition, Extremist debuted at No. 2 on the Christian Albums Chart, No. 2 on the Hard Rock Chart, No. 2 on the Independent Albums Chart and No. 23 on the Digital Albums chart...
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Yesterday, the Parachute Music Festival team reported that they would be retiring the festival that was held at El Rancho Christian Camp in Waikanae, New Zealand. Check out the official announcement below and accompanying video. "Team, we have some big news. It is with very sad hearts we say goodbye to Parachute Festival - Read on for more details... In 1992, on a small patch of vacant farmland in Waikanae, we put on a little show. More of a happy experiment than anything else, we were stunned when 1,200 people showed up. By 1995, Parachute Festival had become a major event, celebrating our very first international act, a burgeoning Lynchburg trio by the name of DC Talk. You might remember that year; a flash rainstorm descended on our tiny mainstage, threatening to put an end to the evening’s proceedings – the band vowed that the show would go on...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective released their fourth and 5-Star acclaimed album, The Art of Celebration, globally from Integrity Music on St. Patrick's Day. The album immediately soared to the top of retail charts internationally, becoming their biggest selling debut and spending time at No. 1 as the best-selling album of any genre at iTunes® and Amazon.com worldwide. With 18,433 albums sold, The Art of Celebration also hit No. 13 on the Top 200 and No. 1 on the Current Contemporary Christian Billboard retail charts...
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Phil Wickham
Former Gotee Records pop/rock/soul artist Ayiesha Woods has been laying low since her 2009 Christmas release, but after getting married and starting a family for the past few years, Ayiesha is getting ready to release a brand new studio album, It's Time, but she needs your help! Now fully independent, she doesn't have the label support needed to make the album come together completely, but with fans' help, she hopes to release it to the world by June. Visit Kickstarter for more details...
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Kari Jobe
This week GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe celebrates the release of her new album and DVD, Majestic (Capitol CMG). This all-new album recorded live at the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX is resonating with fans as it climbed to No. 4 this week on iTunes Overall Albums and No. 1 on iTunes Christian & Gospel charts. Majestic is also Jobe’s first-ever full-length live concert DVD. The DVD is also a part of the physical deluxe edition of Majestic featuring bonus songs in addition to the full concert footage...
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Cheri Keaggy
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy will partner with Lifesong for Orphans for Celebrate Life, a series of benefit concerts featuring Keaggy and the Zambia Children's Choir. Proceeds from the concerts, which kick off April 26 in Houston, will be used to care for orphans and their needs. "Honestly, I'm humbled to be partnering with Lifesong for Orphans this Spring," says Keaggy. "I go out and minister and certainly God uses it in a big way, but these folks are the true heroes of the faith...
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Central South Distribution (CSD) announces the launch of 'Gospel Independent Greats (GIG) Vol. 1' released in partnership with Tillymann Music on April 1. Available at retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy and iTunes, the CD compilation features 12 of the most celebrated Gospel independent artists and their hottest, chart-topping tracks. A portion of the proceeds from 'GIG' will go to support the Gospel Music Trust Fund...
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Newsboys
Pure Flix's film GOD'S NOT DEAD made an impressive debut showing, ranking No. 4 of all new movies released the weekend ending March 23, 2014 and boosting sales of Newsboys' 2011 project God's Not Dead to No. 5 on iTunes Christian Albums chart this week. Likewise, the album's title track has been the most downloaded Christian song since the film released, while God's Not Dead-The Motion Picture Soundtrack continues to be a Top 10-selling general market soundtrack on iTunes...
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*Wednesday, March 26, 2014*

SCC
Five-time GRAMMY® winner and highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman concluded the US portion of his popular "The Glorious Unfolding Tour," which covered 55 cities across the country. The tour scored more than 30 sell outs including Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee, Indianapolis and others, as well as career defining performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. At the conclusion of his tour, Chapman announced that his next single...
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Emery
Veteran Christian rock band, Emery, will launch a crowdfunding campaign next week, Tuesday, April 1, on BadChristian.com to help support the band's upcoming full-length, You Were Never Alone, which will be released this summer on BadChristian Music, the record label founded by Emery members Matt Carter and Toby Morrell and former Emery bassist Joey Svendsen. You Were Never Alone sees the return of Emery founding member/vocalist, Devin Shelton, and the band plans to tour in support of its upcoming sixth full-length effort...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED has made history with their latest release, the White Album [Remix Project]. The project, released March 3, is the first Christian-based album ever to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. the White Album [Remix Project] also debuted at No.4 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart its first week of charting...
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Unspoken
Centricity Music's modern pop band, Unspoken, is gearing up for their first full album release on April 1st. In conjunction with the self-titled project, the group is scheduled to embark on a week-long radio promo tour next week. Unspoken will be interviewed and perform live acoustic sets at such outlets as KLOVE, WKAW/Cincinnati, OH, WJIE/Louisville, KY, WBGL/New Life Network, WCSG/Grand Rapids, MI, and The Fish/Cleveland, OH. Unspoken will also tape appearances with LeSea Broadcasting's Harvest Show and Live From Studio B...
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*Tuesday, March 25, 2014*

For Today
For Today have released a new music video for "Break The Cycle" - Watch HERE. The video was directed by Frankie Nasso (Asking Alexander, Escape The Fate, Emmure) and is the second music video from their new studio album Fight The Silence (Out Now via Razor & Tie) - iTunes Store. The album was produced by Will Putney (Winds of Plague, Suicide Silence)...
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The Ember Days just announced they are now taking pre-orders for the April 29th release of the The Ember Days Live. The five-track EP, recorded at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California, showcases the band's melodic sound while capturing the passion of a live worshipping crowd. It is The Ember Days at their best...
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Lauren Daigle
CentricWorship unveils the "Overwhelm Me (Lost in You)" live video today, March 25th, as seen on YouTube and GodTube. Captured during CentricWorship's week-long songwriting retreat in the Cascade Mountains, the video features an inspiring performance of this captivating, pure worship song by 19 year-old songwriter/worship leader Riley Erin and co-writers Corey Voss, Doug Engquist, Jared Anderson, and Michael Farren...
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Following a three-year sabbatical in which independent recording artist Maria Long gave birth to her first child, the singer/songwriter returns to the Christian music scene with the release of “Endeavor,” the title track from her 2011 album. The single currently is playing at AC/Soft AC-formatted Christian radio stations...
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Israel Houghton
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, is set to present its "How I Wrote That Song®" panel at the Praise 103.9 Inspiration & Music Conference.The panel will bemoderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher RelationsAtlanta, Catherine Brewton, and gospel music recording artist Isaac Carree. Invited panelists include...
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*Monday, March 24, 2014*

Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith's newest album Hymns is available beginning today exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. The album is the latest CD in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program. It is the first time in his legendary career that Smith has recorded an album of traditional hymns, including many that he sang in church when he was young. The album contains 15 songs and will sell for $11.99...
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My Block Inc./eOne Music has announced this week's release of "HELP," the eagerly awaited solo debut from contemporary gospel icon Erica Campbell. The album - which includes the GRAMMY® Award-nominated single, "A Little More Jesus" - arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on Tuesday, March 25th...
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Natalie Grant
At an upfront presentation held this morning at New York City's Sony Club, GSN, the multimedia company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment, announced the premiere date of the upcoming original series, IT TAKES A CHURCH. GSN also revealed an integration deal with ChristianMingle, the largest online community for Christian singles for the new series. IT TAKES A CHURCH debuts on Thursday, June 5 at 9 p.m (ET/PT) following original episodes of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) GSN's highest rated original series of all time...
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Vince Lichlyter (Jonah 33, Love Amendment) will be on FOX NEWS' the "MIKE HUCKABEE Show" on June 21st! Also, check out Vince's brand new indiegogo campaign for details on how you can be a part of the next Jonah33 release: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vince-lichlyter-jonah33...
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Calling all artists, singers, songwriters, praise & worship leaders, lay people, pastors, music business specialists, and more - one of the gospel music industry's premier conferences is back for it's 13th year - Tracey Artis' I Hear Music In The Air Conference returns to Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16th-18th 2014. Known for her business savvy, sensitivity to gospel music needs, and standard of excellence, Tracey Artis has built an iconic brand in gospel music and entertainment, and has gathered the best in the business to share their insight into how to create an effective and successful music ministry...
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Singer/songwriter Jason Clark releases his highly anticipated follow-up EP to his critically acclaimed CD, Surrendered & Untamed. Clark, formerly of the band Fringe, will make all four songs available for free download to the public at www.JasonClarkis.com tonight at midnight through March 31st...
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*Friday, March 21, 2014*

Natalie Grant
Thursday night was a momentous occasion as Word Entertainment, in partnership with producer Mark Burnett and producer/actress Roma Downey and their company LightWorkers Media, launched "The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014" at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Southern California. GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray played before a packed crowd with over 2,000 in attendance including Burnett, Downey, Warren and Word Entertainment President and CEO Rod Riley. The epic two-hour live event runs an additional 16 dates nationwide through April 13 including a sold out show in Pittsburgh on April 10...
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Natasha Owens - a fresh voice emerging in Christian music - has just released a brand new song to radio. Following a seven-state, three-thousand mile radio tour, "The Cure"can now be heard on stations across the country. Additionally, the music video to the single made it's national television debut this week on the UPtv network during their brand new morning show UP In The Morning! Natasha chronicled the radio tour through photos on her increasingly popular social media networks...
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World renowned speakers, authors, and apologetic scholars Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg, and Dr. Michael Licona join together on Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. EST for the Global Case for Easter Simulcast event. The 90-minute simulcast will prepare church congregations with the answers to some of the most difficult questions and strengthen their faith as this Easter season approaches...
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*Thursday, March 20, 2014*

JoC
Jars of Clay has just launched a special PledgeMusic fan-funding campaign for a new project that will celebrate the band's 20-year career. The "Jars 20" project, which is set to be released digitally, on double CD and on double vinyl, will feature fans' top 20 Jars of Clay songs recorded in acoustic fashion. Visit their PledgeMusic campaign for all the details...
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Indie hip hop artist George Moss has launched a brand new IndieGoGo campaign to help fund his third studio album -- and make it with excellence! Visit the campaign page for all the details on how you can help! And check out the video above to hear George's heart and get a preview of some of the new tunes...
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John Schlitt
Grammy and Dove Award-winning vocalists John Schlitt and John Elefante have announced a tour in late 2014 that will bring together the two legendary singers for a one-of-a-kind music experience. The tour, titled Voices of Rock, features Schlitt, lead singer of Petra and former lead singer with Head East, and Elefante, who is known for his work with Kansas, as well as Mastedon. "John's career and my career cover many facets of music...
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Emery
BadChristian, the new multi-faceted website, blog and record label formed by the popular rock group, Emery, has launched its latest endeavor, 'The BadChristian Podcast with Matt, Toby, and Joey,' available now on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-badchristian-podcast/id807519271?mt=2 and BadChristian.com at: http://badchristian.com/podcasts...
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Michael W. Smith
After selling more than 15 million albums, scoring 28 No. 1 hits, earning three GRAMMY® Awards and more than 40 Dove Awards, musical icon Michael W. Smith will open a new chapter in his career on May 13 as he releases Sovereign, his first studio worship album since 2008 and his first album with new label partner Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. Sovereign will also be available as a Deluxe Edition, which will include a special DVD concert filmed at Smith's barn in Franklin, Tenn. and will feature guest appearances from Kari Jobe and Leeland Mooring. The DVD will also include special behind the scenes...
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Cross-country campus network, CURE U, has joined forces with southern roots/Americana band, The Vespers, to spread the word about CURE International. The “CURE U Roadtrip Tour” kicked off last night in Chattanooga, TN and will travel through 14 additional cities across the Southeast this Spring, aiming to showcase the lives that have been impacted around the world through the life-saving work of the organization and impress upon audiences how much more can be done. In addition to the tour, CURE U has partnered with NoiseTrade to offer the Roadtrip Compilation, featuring songs from artists performing on the tour...
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Nashville-based recording artist Erica Lane will release her new EP, Take Your Burden Down, on April 1st via Saylors Brothers Entertainment. Produced by GRAMMY® and Dove Award winner Bryan Lenox (Michael W. Smith, The Katinas, Enrique Iglesias), the 5-song EP includes the new radio single, "Burden...
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*Wednesday, March 19, 2014*

Seventh Day Slumber
Dove Award-winning Christian rock band Seventh Day Slumber has signed a recording agreement with VSR Music Group, it was recently announced. The band’s highly anticipated 10th studio recording will be released May 13, distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution. "We are very excited to have Seventh Day Slumber as a part of the VSR family,” said Ken Mary, President, VSR Music Group. "We have been huge fans of the band since their first recording...
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Planetshakers
Capturing the energy, excitement and worship of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers Band released globally through Integrity Music its critically acclaimed, 26th live recording, ENDLESS PRAISE, March 11. As the church and is music transcends cultures, languages and geographical boundaries, the new album immediately soared to the top of the overall charts, becoming the most downloaded iTunes albums across all genres of music in Malaysia and Singapore, while hitting No. 2 on Australia's overall chart and No. 1 on the Inspirational chart...
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Passion
Recorded live in Atlanta and Houston earlier this year at Passion 2014, Passion: Take It All is set to release on April 29. The first single off the album, “My Heart Is Yours” from Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill, is set to debut at Christian radio on April 4. The new album follows the continued success of last year’s Passion: Let The Future Begin, which debuted at No. 1 atop Christian SoundScan and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Passion: Take It All will feature a digital deluxe edition as well as, for the first time, a physical deluxe edition including a full talk...
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Jonathan Thulin
You might not think a rock band like Silverline and pop singer Jonathan Thulin would have anything in common but for the second time in their careers they have number 1 radio singles (ROCK format for Silverline and Hot AC / CHR for Jonathan Thulin) at the same time for their songs, "Architecture" by Jonathan Thulin and "Never Looking Back" by Silverline. The first time they did it was back in August last year for their songs, "Dead Come To Life" (feat. Charmaine) and "Vicious...
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James Gardin (fka PHILTHY) has debuted the new single from off his upcoming EP "Moleskines & Pocketsquares." "Selah" features that laid back feel good hip-hop flow he's known for. Producer Trebles and Blues handles the production for the single...
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With Hollywood producer Darren Aronofsky's upcoming $130 million epic blockbuster "Noah" starring Russell Crowe reaching theaters nationwide on March 28, the media weather forecast is that the torrential 'flood of old' is about to become the latest "buzz factor" in American pop culture...
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Infiltrate Music is excited to announce the addition of 20 year old Houston Texas native, HillaryJane to their growing roster. This deal continues to solidify their position in the marketplace as well as round out their sonic offering. Since the beginning, Hip Hop has been dominated by males. Whether that is because of the unspoken expectation of bravado, or the actual lack of females is up for debate...
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*Tuesday, March 18, 2014*

About A Mile
The self-titled debut album from new Word Entertainment band, About A Mile, is set to be released July 15. The album, produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producers Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, All Star United) and Howard Benson (Hoobastank, Daughtry, Third Day), is available for pre-order today on iTunes and includes an instant grat track of their current single impacting radio now "Satisfied." The trio, consisting of three brothers hailing from the working class town of Butler, PA, are joining Sidewalk Prophets on "The Live Like That Tour" this spring commencing on April 24 in Massapequa, New York...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated artist and Christian music's best-selling new artist in the past 10 years, Francesca Battistelli, launched a pre-order today at Francescamusic.com in anticipation of the release of her forthcoming studio album, If We're Honest, due out on April 22. Her two previous albums, debut release My Paper Heart and sophomore project Hundred More Years, hit No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Album chart. With her most recent release in 2011, she garnered "Artist of the Year," "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Pop/Recorded Song of the Year" at the Dove Awards. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, If We're Honest...
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Derek Minor
Derek Minor, formerly PRo, has come a long way since his debut album "Black Out" in 2008. Starting with strong rhymes, he's now grown to combine his lyrical skills with dope beats and a message that encourages and challenges listeners. Along the way, Derek, with the help of business partner Doc Watson, started Reflection Music Group (RMG), signed with the Reach Records team, completed three mixtapes, released two albums, and charted multiple times on Billboard's Gospel, Christian and Top 200 charts...
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Shonlock
Recording Artist Shonlock's sophomore CD "A Night to Remember" is available in stores today. The 10-track collection spotlights the emotion and power behind the intersection where life and faith meet. 'A Night to Remember' is released by Arrow Records and distributed by Ingrooves and Capitol Christian Distribution. "It's been three years in the making, and God has definitely answered my prayers...
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Satellites & Sirens
DREAM is proud announce the release of Satellites & Sirens highly anticipated album, One Noise. The group's 3rd full length album is full of powerful songs sure to encourage every listener. Pushing the boundaries of the group's the sound, the guys created a 12 song collective mix of worship, pop and electronic sounds that will not disappoint their fans. Their debut single, "Jump Start My Heart" debuted in the top 30 Hot AC / CHR chart last week and is currently, 25 an rising. The press has responded in an incredibly positive way...
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Tenth Avenue North
Reunion Records' Tenth Avenue North crossed a major landmark recently, as the group commemorated one million records being sold during its career. A unique celebration was held Sunday evening on a Winter Jam tour date at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, when an unsuspecting fan, Cody Miller, purchased the one millionth record. Taking the fan by surprise, Tenth Avenue North burst from backstage dancing and cheering with signs, confetti and a drum line, even hoisting the winning fan up on their shoulders...
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We Are The Monks, the self-titled debut from husband/wife duo Trent and Shellie Monk, releases today on iTunes. Produced by Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, Bebo Norman), with "Rise" produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Dave Barnes), the project's eight selections were all written or co-written by Trent Monk. Celebrating love and the power of relationships, highlights of the organic pop project include the autobiographical "Here We Go...
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Finding Favour
Gotee Records' Finding Favour has released a brand new single, "Say Amen," available now at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify. The third single released by Finding Favour is already resonating with radio as Air1 stations have added the song out of the gate. The band is also debuting a music video today exclusively on Air1.com. "Say Amen is a reminder of God's undying faithfulness," shares vocalist Blake Neesmith...
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Bread of Stone
The members of the Iowa pop rock band, Bread of Stone release their album on DREAM Records today titled, The Real Life (Deluxe Edition). Click on the link below to pick it up on iTunes. The Real Life (Deluxe Edition) marks a new turn in the emergence of indie/pop rockers Bread of Stone. With new songs, Produced by famed producer, David Thulin added to the songs originally produced in association with hit makers Lynn Nichols (Switchfoot) and Tedd Tjornhom (MuteMath), The Real Life Deluxe Edition fuses a progressive, indie vibe with great songs and a positive world outlook and you can order it today...
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Jason Gray
It's been a record-breaking week for the talented Jason Gray, as his current album Love Will Have The Final Word debuted on Billboard's Christian Albums chart at No. 10. This is the highest album debut for the Centricity Music artist, with a project that features continued growth and maturity as a singer/songwriter. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real, Tenth Avenue North) and Cason Cooley (Derek Webb, Andrew Peterson), the album has been honored with strong reviews from numerous media outlets...
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Tamela Mann
GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN continues her chart-topping success on Billboard's gospel radio chart this week with her powerful worship ballad "I Can Only Imagine" landing at No. 1. This marks the second consecutive No. 1 single for Tamela following her mega-hit "Take Me To The King," which spent 24 weeks in the top slot...
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With a touring schedule reaching the masses worldwide, Robin Mark releases his latest worship project 'Liberation Praise' in stores and online today, March 18, marking his second CD release in partnership with his label in:ciite Media. Recorded live from Ireland, 'Liberation Praise' features 13 new worship songs including one song penned by Mark's own son, David Mark. The collection delivers with powerful lyrics and the authentic Celtic styling, which makes Mark's worship music uniquely his own...
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*Monday, March 17, 2014*

Family Force 5
Family Force 5's Josh "Fatty" Olds may have just tied the knot a year or so ago, but his family grew unexpectedly when his mother-in-law passed on Sunday, March 9th. His wife has four teenage sisters and with the loss of his mother-in-law, the Olds were given custody of all of them. On Friday, Family Force 5 posted details about it, and asked fans to help with the financial strain of the super-sized Olds clan: "To our amazing family: Last Sunday, our bassist Josh (Fatty) unexpectedly lost his mother-in-law, Mary Kibel. As a result, he and his wonderful wife Ami have become the legal guardians of Mary’s 4 amazing daughters...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective release their fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, globally from Integrity Music today. Prior to the launch of the 5-Star, critically acclaimed recording, Air1 Radio Network helped introduce the album through an exclusive album stream at www.air1.com. Sirius XM's "The Message" (channel 63) joins in the celebration through a special in-studio St. Patrick's Day performance broadcast today, including air times at 2, 5 and 9 pm EST...
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Rapture Ruckus
BEC Recordings' and New Zealand native Rapture Ruckus recently released their new EP, Invader Volume 1, and charted for the first time on U.S. Charts. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 as well as in the Top 10 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. "We are so stoked and have been so encouraged by the response to Invader Vol 1," shares Brad Dring of Rapture Ruckus. "It's incredible to think songs we wrote in hotel rooms and our spare bedrooms are now...
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Forerunner Music is scheduled to release, Onething Live: Sing Your Praises, April 29th, which is the 8th project from the best-selling Onething Live series. The recording took place at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) annual Onething young adult conference in Kansas City, MO. The project features eleven of the organization's talented worship leaders that include; Misty Edwards, Laura Hackett, Matt Gilman, Justin Rizzo...
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Kari Jobe
Songs 4 Worship™, the multi-platinum series created by Integrity Music and Time Life Music, has become one of Christian music's most trusted brands, selling over 25 million products and consistently delivering the most popular worship songs by leading artists and worship leaders. On April 15, Integrity releases the 41st installment in this landmark series, Songs 4 Worship™ Worship Classics, a two-disc, 25-song collection filled with treasured songs such as "Blessed Be Your Name," "Revelation Song," "10,000 Reasons," "Mighty To Save," "In Christ Alone" and "Hosanna...
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*Friday, March 14, 2014*

Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys celebrated a career defining moment this week, picking up 64 adds at Christian radio for their single "We Believe" off of Restart. This is the biggest add week ever in the band's history, who already boast an impressive track record with 16 albums, five RIAA Gold certifications, 30 No. 1 radio hits and over 8 million units sold over their multi-decade career, including nearly 1 million records since Michael Tait joined the band. This strong radio exposure also led to a major spike in digital track sales for the single, which is featured on the Restart album...
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Kings Kaleidoscope
10-musician collective, Kings Kaleidoscope, has released a live music video for the new track, "Fix My Eyes," on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/o6lLYpIUOmY. "Fix My Eyes" appears on the band's upcoming live EP, 'Live in Color,' which is due out March 18 on Emery's BadChristian Music. "This EP is the best thing I've heard from Kings Kaleidoscope," said Matt Carter, Emery guitarist and BadChristian co-founder...
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Emotions run high in Adia's first video from her debut single, "Rags to Riches," out Friday, March 14. As Xist Music's first female recording artist, Adia highlights the realities of life, and how keeping the faith can carry one through even the toughest of times, including a verbally and physically abusive relationship. The single is a sample of Adia's debut album, "Behind Enemy Lines," which hits retailers this summer...
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Gospel's greatest artists have teamed up on Rendezvous Music's upcoming album, Gospel Praise Duets: Many Voices, One Message. The unique and inspiring album is available online and in stores on May 27, 2014. The task was to unearth the most unforgettable collaborations in Gospel music, and with only 12 slots to fill, the recordings on the project spotlight some of the finest callabos in the genre...
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*Thursday, March 13, 2014*

Needtobreathe
Musicians, professional athletes and golf enthusiasts will gather on Tuesday, May 20 for the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic presented by Commonwealth Cares Foundation. Registration is now open for the annual golf tournament benefiting Charleston area nonprofit Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI). Band members of NEEDTOBREATHE - Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart and Seth Bolt - are long-time supporters of PMI and, last year, decided to lend their name to Commonwealth Cares Foundation's annual golf tournament...
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Meredith Andrews
Word Worship recording artist Meredith Andrews' latest single "Open Up The Heavens," impacting radio on March 7, attracted early attention with 25 stations adding it in its first week. The track, co-written by Andrews, Stu Garrard, Jason Ingram, James McDonald and Andi Rozier, marks the fourth release from her Dove Awards-nominated album Worth It All. This spring, the two-time Dove Award winner will embark on "The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014," slated to hit 17 cities from March 20-April 13...
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DREAM Records is proud to announce the signing of We Are Leo to it's growing roster. The Chicago-area based band released their debut album on Skies Fall titled, Hello to rave reviews. The guys will be going into the studio this summer to record their debut album on DREAM to be released, October 14th. "This is a signing that we have been waiting for a long time and we are absolutely excited about it. The guys in We Are Leo are a great group of guys, whom are hard working and believe that God will move...
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John Mark McMillan
On March 4, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan released his third album, Borderland. The LP debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Christian Album chart and No. 41 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, marking it as his best debut release week to date. During street week, the album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and continued to hold a Top 15 slot in the iTunes Overall Albums chart...
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*Wednesday, March 12, 2014*

Fireflight
This afternoon, Fireflight announced a new PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds to create their next studio album. Check out the video above to hear from the band about the project and to hear a brand new song. The album is slated for release later this year. About the project, Fireflight writes: "Over the past 14 years we have had the incredible privilege to create and make music. Music that comes from the heart and is inspired by personal experiences. Music that has resonated with so many people from all backgrounds, walks of life and different world views. We do not take this for granted by any means and realize that it is because of God and the faithful...
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GMA
The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the inaugural GMA Honors Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 29th at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. The event celebrates those being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are the first performers announced for the ceremony, with more to be added...
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KB
Rap artist, KB, had a strong debut this week with his new project, 100. The EP sold over 14,000 units and ranked #1 on Billboard's Christian Album Chart, #4 on Billboard's Rap Chart and #22 on the Top 200 Albums Chart. 100 was co-produced by Gawvi, Joseph Prielozny, Dirty Rice, Tyshane, Ace and GRoc, and features six new songs that were written or co-written by KB. The album also features guest artists; Andy Mineo, Derek Minor, and Prisca. The first single from the album is the title track that features Mineo, and the video for the song was produced by Squint and is now online...
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CreativeLive, the world's leading online classroom, will host its next 'Music & Audio' class, "Recording Rock Vocals," on March 17 with acclaimed producer, Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Motionless In White), at the helm. CreativeLive and Wade are pleased to announce that Tommy Green, vocalist of heavy metal act, Sleeping Giant, will make a special guest appearance on the first day of the two-day class to help demonstrate the proper techniques of recording an actual vocalist live on the air...
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Jonathan Thulin
DREAM is proud to announce that this week, Jonathan Thulin's "Architecture" is now #1 on the Billboard Hot AC / CHR chart this week. "I couldn't be happier", says Jonathan Thulin. "I'm excited that the music that I love to create is getting out there to so many people. My hope is that it will encourage every soul that needs it. God has been so faithful with me and I am honored to serve him in this journey of life...
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Francesca Battistelli
As 20th Century Fox feature film "Son of God" premieres 2nd at the box office with a staggering $26.5M in ticket sales, the tour associated with the film, "The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014," sells out in Pittsburgh, PA. In response, an additional date in the Pittsburgh area has been added on April 9 at Amplify Church in Plum, PA. The epic two-hour live event, a Word Entertainment collaboration with producer and actress Roma Downey's ("Touched by an Angel," "The Bible," "Son of God") and producer Mark Burnett's ("The Voice," "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "Shark Tank," "The Bible," "Son of God") company LightWorkers Media, will visit 16 cities nationwide March 20-April 13. "The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014" brings the epic miniseries...
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*Tuesday, March 11, 2014*

TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH band members treated the capacity "Winter Jam" crowd at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK March 9 to a surprise performance when music superstar Carrie Underwood joined them to sing their song, "Let The Sparks Fly." The Active Rock hit single is from TFK's No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin...
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Mikeschair
Acclaimed pop band MIKESCHAIR will release its highly-anticipated third studio project, All or Nothing (Curb Records), April 1. The album will be available exclusively at Family Christian Stores, as well as iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers at its launch. The album is currently available for pre-order through Family Christian Stores here: www.familychristian.com/cd-all-or-nothing.html and includes two exclusive bonus tracks...
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Kings Kaleidoscope
10-musician collective, Kings Kaleidoscope, has released a new live music video for the track, "Felix Culpa," on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/KZvWes7I928. "Felix Culpa" appears on the band's upcoming live EP, 'Live in Color,' which is due out March 18 on Emery's BadChristian Music. "This EP is the best thing I've heard from Kings Kaleidoscope," said Matt Carter, Emery guitarist and BadChristian co-founder. "They are a band you have to experience live, and this EP and video are the next best thing...
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Big Daddy Weave
Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, currently enjoying the tremendous fan reception of their life-changing, mega-hit "Redeemed," is releasing Love Come to Life: The Redeemed Edition today on Fervent Records. The 17-track album, produced by group member Jeremy Redmon, features their career best-selling album Love Come To Life with the addition of five bonus tracks including both acoustic and live versions of the K-LOVE Award-winning and Billboard Music Award-nominated "Redeemed" and their smash hit "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)." Love Come to Life spawned three straight No. 1s including "Love Come to Life...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™ is excited announce the next tour of the Red Bus Project. Hitting colleges throughout the midwest and southern regions, the Red Bus Project Spring 2014 Tour will kick off March 18 in east Tennessee and wrap April 30 in Indiana. Beginning in 2012, the Red Bus Project was created to help mobilize college students to care for orphans while multiplying the impact they can have on the orphan crisis. By engaging...
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The Passion begins with landmark Christian artist, Bloodgood, ushering us into the remembrance of the Last Supper with “Eat The Flesh” before retelling Christ’s arrest from the viewpoint of Pontius Pilate through their hit, “Crucify.” Perhaps the heaviest of all Christian metal bands, Mortification, and Vengeance Rising evoke a true emotional response to the Lord’s suffering with “Blood Sacrifice,” “Human Sacrifice,” and “Fill This Place With Blood.” Deliverance, Randy Rose (of Mad at The World), and Die Happy...
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*Monday, March 10, 2014*

Future Of Forestry
Eric Owyoung, who is synonymous with Future of Forestry, has been an innovator in the music space. Since the band's inception, he has pushed the musical envelope, creating emotionally driven music with deep cinematic orchestration and unique instrumentation. Now with PIANO & STRINGS SESSIONS, Future of Forestry recreates seven of his most popular songs with the simplicity of only vocals, piano and strings...
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Dave Barnes
GRAMMY and CMA Award- nominated artist and songwriter Dave Barnes has announced select dates for his "Golden Days Tour." The tour is in support of his brand-new release, Golden Days (50 Year Plan Records), and will kick off March 30 and run through early May. Singer/songwriter Andy Davis is the supporting act for the tour. Tour dates are listed below. Concertgoers will be able to hear some of their favorite Dave Barnes songs along with many...
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Paul Baloche
One of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche releases LIVE, a new deluxe CD/DVD available April 1 from Integrity Music. The project features a celebratory mix of new songs and favorites that have traveled the globe in houses of worship internationally, all recorded live with a congregation composed of worship teams from across Canada...
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Touring rock band, Willet, from Westminster, MD, comprised of brothers Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet, have been busy building their own recording studio in Maryland following an extremely busy tour schedule in 2012 and 2013 with Disciple, Family Force 5, Icon for Hire, Da Truth, Bread of Stone & headlining shows. Since the release of “The Love on the outside E.P...
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*Friday, March 7, 2014*

Audio Adrenaline
GRAMMY®-winning rockers Audio Adrenaline and top-selling modern rock/worship band Kutless will kick off the 33-city Change A Life Tour this weekend, presented by international relief organization Food for the Hungry. The Change A Life Tour will also feature special guests Finding Favour and Shine Bright Baby. Launching on March 8, in Baxley, Ga., the Change A Life Tour brings together these two iconic bands – Audio Adrenaline and Kutless...
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Shonlock
ESPN selected Shonlock's "I Like To Win" as one of the official soundtracks for ESPN's Championship Week, which kicks off March 7. "I Like To Win" is now available on iTunes and is a featured track on Shonlock's forthcoming CD 'A Night to Remember' hitting in stores March 18. "ESPN, NCAA Basketball and March Madness are all massive in the world of sports, so to have my song "I Like to Win" picked to be the theme music for this year's Championship Week is amazing," said Shonlock. "God is good!...
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Petra
SESAC, the nation's most progressive performing rights organization, named Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram as SESAC's Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held at the elegant Hillwood Country Club in Nashville. Sony/ATV Timber Publishing was named SESAC's Christian Music Publisher of the Year. The awards recognize activity for songwriters and publishers in 2013...
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*Thursday, March 6, 2014*

The Afters
Four-piece hit-making band The Afters has already had a win this year. The band’s song “Moments Like This” was selected by NBC as the feature song for their “We Create Moments” promo campaign. The song aired frequently during NBC’s promo ads around the Winter Olympics last month, and will continue to run alongside other programming in the weeks ahead. Earlier this year, "Moments Like This" was used on the hit reality show American Idol (FOX). Check out the video for NBC's "We Create Moments" campaign: http://youtu.be/x9wJZv6jvIM...
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Natalie Grant
The Dare to Be...The Journey Continues 2014 nationwide event tour wrapped this past weekend after selling out nine of the 13 events and ministering to nearly 17,000 women. During the course of the event tour almost 1,500 of those women came forward, making a commitment to Christ. The inspirational event featured Grammy® nominated vocalist Natalie Grant and international speaker, Bible teacher and author Charlotte Gambill. Dare to Be honored 13 extraordinary female role models from each local city who are a perfect example of someone who has "Dared to Be" something more than her circumstance...
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*Wednesday, March 5, 2014*

Petra
Petra lead singer John Schlitt was on hand at the SESAC Christian Music Awards as the pioneering Contemporary Christian band was honored with the prestigious Legacy Award. The presentation at the SESAC Christian Music Awards, held March 4 at Hillwood Country Club, marked the first time the award, whose previous recipients include Neil Diamond, Paul Shaffer and Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell, has been given to an artist in the Christian music genre...
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Michael W. Smith
Just in time for the Easter season, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Michael W. Smith announce the release of Hymns, Smith's newest album, which will be available on March 24 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. This is the first time in his legendary career that Smith has recorded an album of traditional hymns, including many that he sang in church when he was young. The album contains 15 songs and will sell for $11.99...
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John Mark McMillan
This week acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan released his first independent project, Borderland (Lionhawk Records), to much praise from media. Borderland was funded solely by a Kickstarter campaign with close to 70,000 raised and more than 1,500 contributors. The album debuted and remains at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and continues to hold a Top 15 slot in the iTunes Overall Albums chart this week...
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Capital Kings
After finishing the popular "Hits Deep Tour" with TobyMac, electronic-pop duo Capital Kings (Jon White and Cole Walowac) is gearing up for the release of their new project, REMIXD, on March 11 at all digital outlets. REMIXD will compile several remixed tracks from their self-titled album, which released last year, as well as the brand new song "Be A King." The album will be available exclusively as a CD at Family Christian Stores beginning March 25...
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Switchfoot
Tickets are now on sale for the Ichthus Festival, the nation's longest-running music festival with a message of hope, peace and love. The 2014 event is returning after a one-year hiatus and will be held June 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Ichthus Festival, which started in 1970, was saved in May 2013 by Creation Festivals, which stepped in to revitalize the much-loved annual festival after financial problems caused it to close its doors...
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Unspoken
Centricity Music has developed a unique marketing plan in support of Unspoken’s first full album for the label. The self-titled project will release April 1, 2014 and comes on the heels of two Top 5 radio hits, “Who You Are,” and “Lift My Life Up,” along with two successful 5-song EPs. Unspoken features six new songs that were written or co-written by the band members, along with six previously recorded songs and a radio mix version of the new tune, “Tomorrow.” Unspoken marks the first time that any music from the band will be available at retail, as the previous EPs were only available for purchase online...
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Jesus Culture Music announces the release of Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol.1 internationally March 11 through Fuel Distribution. The album is a collection of popular worship songs previously released by the label and re-imagined with the electronic sounds of Oh Snap It's Luke!. For the first two weeks following its release, iTunes® will be offering the new album for the special low price of $7.99...
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Save the City Records is partnering with Godchaserz Entertainment to bring you rapper Brinson's "No Other Heroes - Youth Resource Kit" that will be available at Christian retail stores on March 25th. Brinson is a hard touring Christian hip hop artist out of the southeast U.S. and is widely known as the rapper with a golden heart and crazy stage presence. Brinson is also known for eye-catching music videos, and in the new Youth Resource Kit, Brinson takes things further by teaching several "behind the music" video Bible lessons, paired with the content of his latest music CD "No Other Heroes...
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*Tuesday, March 4, 2014*

Demon Hunter
DEMON HUNTER will release Extremist on March 18th. The band whose albums have inspired some of the fiercest dedication in heavy music have crafted a new album full of their most rousing anthems thus far on their latest album for longtime label Solid State. Vocalist, primary songwriter and band co-founder Ryan Clark states: "In seven albums, none of us have ever...
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JoC
When fans selected a special preorder package for last fall's release of Jars of Clay's new studio album, Inland, they were sent a special digital remix EP titled Inlandia as a bonus. Today, the band has released the EP widely to all consumers, making it available on iTunes, AmazonMP3 or JarsOfClay.com. About the release, the band said, "We had such a great response from our Inland Bonus album that we thought it would be nice to offer an "official" release of the album...
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K-Love
At an exclusive press event this morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, K-LOVE announced the nominees for this year’s second annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. Set for Sunday, June 1, K-LOVE - the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 13 million people - will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian Music history to Music City. The K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience kicks off on Friday, May 30 and will wrap with the star-studded award show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on Sunday, June 1. Among the attendees for today’s press conference were K-LOVE’s Mike Novak and David Pierce...
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Lauren Daigle
CentricWorship releases its first church single, "Nothing But The Blood," off the label's new worship EP, All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1 for download today, March 4, 2014. With its memorable melodies and traditional hymn-like elements, "Nothing But The Blood" captivates listeners and worship musicians alike, becoming an instant classic for now and years to come...
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The Real Life Deluxe Edition, marks a new turn in the emergence of indie/pop rockers Bread of Stone. Produced in association with hit makers Lynn Nichols (Switchfoot) and Tedd Tjornhom (MuteMath), The Real Life Deluxe Edition fuses a progressive, indie vibe with great songs and a positive world outlook and you can pre-order it today on iTunes...
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BadChristian Music eagerly announces its partnership with Kings Kaleidoscope, the 10 musician collective from Seattle whose music is self-described as "designed chaos." To celebrate the partnership and BadChristian's first release, Kings Kaleidoscope will unveil a total of six new live music videos, one video every 56 hours for 14 days, beginning on Tuesday, March 4th. This promotion will lead up to the release of their new...
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Michael Sweet
Michael Sweet, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band Stryper, is releasing the debut single, "I'm Not Your Suicide," from his upcoming solo album of the same name being released on May 6th via Big 3 Records. Michael Sweet has partnered up with ChildHelp for the release of the single. Michael Sweet and Big3 Records are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of 'I'm Not Your Suicide' to ChildHelp. The single is available via iTunes and can be purchased here: http://tinyurl.com/NotYourSuicideiTunes. The video for "I'm Not Your Suicide" will...
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*Monday, March 3, 2014*

Emery
BADCHRISTIAN, GREATSAVIOR-written by rockers Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of Emery, and Pastor Joey Svendsen-reveals intimate details of the author's lives and discusses problems within today's Christian society. They expose their own struggles with sexual sin, depression, betrayal, anger, and alcohol abuse. All the while, they lived a second life: attending church, leading worship, and appearing to be as "good" as possible. Over 1,500 pre-sale copies of the book have been sold. BADCHRISTIAN, GREATSAVIOR's publishing was crowd-funded by BADCHRISTIAN's fans and tripled its funding goal. Visit Amazon.com to download it for Kindle...
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Jonah 33 will be releasing a brand new EP at the end of April. This will be the first Jonah 33 album since the release of The Heart Of War in 2007. Founder and frontman Vince Lichlyter will be recording the entire album himself with blazing guitars and hard hitting drums. Fans won't want to miss the return of Jonah 33...
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Mary Mary
Last night's season three premiere of WE tv's original series Mary Mary (Feb. 27, 9-10 pm, ET/PT) delivered nearly one million total viewers, up an impressive +62% over the season two premiere. The show also greatly increased its performance across key demos. Highlights of the season three premiere (versus season two premiere)...
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Trin-I-Tee 5:7
Maranatha! Music has done it again. The fanfare, success, and hype of past Top 25 Series CDs spurred the release of a new gem: Top 25 Gospel Songs 2014 Edition. The upcoming album, in stores and online March 18, 2014, boasts all original artist recordings from some of the brightest, biggest, and best Gospel artists performing the praise songs the church yearns to hear...
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*Saturday, March 1, 2014*

Indie rock band Quiet Science have launched a new IndieGoGo campaign to fund a new worship album. The band recently debuted a new song called "Splendour" (which featured Cool Hand Luke's Mark Nicks on drums) that streamed here at Jesusfreakhideout.com in February...
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*Friday, February 28, 2014*

Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED is set to release The White Album [Remix Project] on March 3. This project will feature a collection of 14 of their most popular songs from previously released UNITED projects. The White Album will include fan-favorites "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," "With Everything," "From The Inside Out," "Like An Avalanche" and ten more tracks remixed by various mix engineers and musicians. The band continues to create, experiment, and expand on the musical expressions that are the heart of this remix album. The album will also enjoy a limited run on vinyl for Record Store Day on April 19; fans can...
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Anthony Evans
Critically acclaimed worship artist Anthony Evans, will debut his seventh studio record Real Life/Real Worship, nationwide on April 8. This will be his first album since attracting the attention of Grammy Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera on Season 2 of The Voice, in addition to garnering thousands of new fans worldwide...
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Selah
Dove Award-winning trio Selah and platinum-selling artist Mark Schultz will co-headline the You Amaze Us Tour, named after Selah's upcoming brand-new studio album, releasing Aug. 19. Selah and Schultz will be joined by special guest singer-songwriter JJ Heller. The tour kicks off March 14 in Dayton, Ohio, and will hit 13 select markets this spring before wrapping up April 6, in Clinton, Illinois...
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Jonny Diaz
Singer/Songwriter Jonny Diaz will release his debut project for Centricity Music April 8th, Let It Fly. The 11-song EP was produced by Jeff Pardo (Mandisa, Salvador) and Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band), and features original new music that was written or co-written by Diaz. This is the first pairing of Diaz with the famed producers and the collaboration offers some new sounds and insights from Diaz, who is a critically acclaimed talent...
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for King & Country
Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY are celebrating the two year anniversary of the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album, Crave, today. It spent over 60 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and sold nearly 140,000 units making them CCM's best-selling debut record from 2012. In addition, Crave produced three Top 10 singles including their No. 1 smash hit "The Proof of Your Love," "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)" and "The Middle of Your Heart." With its release, the duo also garnered seven Dove Award nominations and took home the Dove Awards...
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CCM Artist and former American Idol finalist, Jeremy Rosado, performed to a full house of industry VIPs this week at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN, which was sponsored by Project Hope and Rosado's label, AIC Records.The enthusiastic crowd gave thunderous applause to each song, due to Rosado's powerhouse vocals and warm personality onstage. Rosado performed songs from his upcoming album, No Ordinary Moments, that releases summer 2014, and features his new single "Hope For Tomorrow." The song is currently going for adds at radio and a portion of the proceeds are going to Project Hope's typhoon disaster relief efforts in the Philippines...
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*Thursday, February 27, 2014*

Shawn McDonald
Sparrow Records announces the release of Shawn McDonald's latest LP, Brave, his latest collection of brand new songs in three years. As the follow up to 2013's unique live-to-tape re-recorded collection, The Analog Sessions, Brave takes this critically revered singer, songwriter and storyteller to a whole new level and pushing him beyond his comfort zone. Brave releases April 15...
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Ellie Holcomb
Last week, singer and songwriter Ellie Holcomb released her solo debut to huge acclaim. Sitting nicely at No. 8 on iTunes' Overall album chart and No. 1 on its Christian chart along with topping the Christian genre at Amazon in its first week, As Sure As The Sun has now found itself at No. 34 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and No. 2 on Billboard's Christian album chart with sales of over 10,000 units at press time...
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Satellites & Sirens
The electrifying pop group, Satellites & Sirens exclusively premiered the lyric video for their new single, "Jump Start My Heart" for their fans on their YouTube Channel yesterday. The single, which was serviced to Hot AC / CHR Radio a few weeks back, is their first off their highly anticipated album also titled, One Noise. The group's members went in to the studio to write 12 new songs that give their fans a more evolved sound. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes starting now. Fans will be able to receive "Jump Start My Heart" today when they order. Click here to pre-order the album on iTunes...
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Needtobreathe
To celebrate NEEDTOBREATHE's announcement of the first leg of their extensive North American headlining tour and new album, Rivers In the Wasteland (out April 15th), the band has teamed up with NoiseTrade to offer a chance to win a pair of tickets, meet and greet, and VIP passes to an upcoming date on the first leg of their tour. To enter, download the four live tracks from their 2012 ACL Music Festival performance: Live from Austin City Limits...
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Indie worship band The Ember Days have announced the upcoming release of their first live project, The Ember Days: Live. The EP will be self-released by the band on Tuesday, April 29th. "The Ember Days had always wanted to do a live record. We were on the More Than You Think Tour, and were in Southern California at the time. It was September. About a week before we got to Bethel, the idea popped up in the RV to see if we could record audio and video during our worship time at BSSM. The main idea was that we wanted people to be able to experience...
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The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, is set to premiere in select theaters on May 2, 2014. The Color Green Films full-length feature will release in 15 cities around the nation including Nashville, Dallas, Indianapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Phoenix, Colorado Springs and Wichita, among others. Produced by Color Green Films, Ragamuffin stars Michael Koch as Rich Mullins. The film is written by Ashleigh Phillips and David Leo Schultz and is produced and directed by Schultz...
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Stryper
Multi-platinum rock band Stryper is pleased to announce a very special contest around the latest single from their new studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY. "Te Amo" will be made available as a free download on the band's official website at www.stryper.com. Once fans have downloaded the track, they can utilize their artistic and technological skills to make a music or lyric video for the song. Once they have created their masterpiece, they can submit the video for review by a special panel of judges. The judges will pick their 10 favorite videos from the submissions, and those top 10 videos will then be posted on Noisecreep.com for not only Stryper fans, but hard rock and heavy metal...
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7eventh Time Down
BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans across the nation with their latest album's title track "Just Say Jesus," which released to radio in 2013. The single has remained active at radio and climbed the charts to the Top 5 at AC Monitored. "Just Say Jesus" has also charted in the Top 5 on the National Christian Audience, AC Indicator and Hot AC/CHR charts. Click here to get the single at iTunes for just 69 cents...
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*Wednesday, February 26, 2014*

Sumerlin
DREAM is proud to announce that this week, Sumerlin's single "Breaking Out" is now #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart. This is a first for this incredibly talented band from North Carolina! They also just release the new music video for "Breaking Out." Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwI8L3Ueko. To order the album through iTunes: itunes.com/sumerlin...
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Lauren Daigle
CentricWorship's debut release, All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1, is available for presale on iTunes beginning February 26, 2014. The eight-song EP is being offered at a special discounted price for purchases made during the two-week presale period, which starts today and runs through March 10th. Three of the anointed tracks will be available immediately for download with every pre-order of the EP. All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1 is set for digital release on March 11, 2014. To pre-order a copy of All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1, visit iTunes...
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*Tuesday, February 25, 2014*

Phil Wickham
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Phil Wickham has impressed critics, fans and industry professionals alike on the performance of his latest album, The Ascension. The ninth album of his decade-long career gave Wickham his best street week debut ever, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. The first single off the album, "This Is Amazing Grace," has embraced its own ascension, making its way up the charts to the No. 1 spot Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart this week. The No. 1 is the first of Wickham's career...
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KJ-52
Multiple Dove Award winning Christian rap/hip hop artist, KJ-52's already popular new single, "Tonight," officially drops on iTunes today, Tuesday, February 25, 2014. After radio outlets snapped up "Tonight" earlier this month, it quickly became the most added radio single for the week of Feb. 3rd. KJ-52 has been working on his forthcoming album, Mental, while continuing to unite youth around the country, and encouraging believers to defy the odds. "Tonight" is...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases TIDES LIVE internationally today (Feb. 25) through Fuel Distribution. The recording features Jenn Johnson leading the radio hit, "Chasing You," Brian Johnson leading "Forever," Jeremy Riddle on "Heaven's Song," and eight more songs of worship of praise led by additional Bethel Music worship leaders Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, William Matthews, Matt Stinton and Hunter G K Thompson. For the next two weeks, the album may be purchased for the special low price of $4.99 at iTunes®...
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Full Ride Music's Thi'sl is set to release his fifth studio album 'Fallen King' May 6, 2014. Chock-full of street bangers and pensive music that challenges the status-quo, 'Fallen King' addresses cultural complexities, religion, and identity through Hip Hop...
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Hillsong United
The original motion picture soundtrack album for Son of God, is now available in stores in North America and iTunes. For the album, Republic Records teamed up with 20th Century Fox and LightWorkers Media-owned and operated by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey-to deliver a heart-stirring accompaniment to the film that debuted top 5 on iTunes Soundtracks Chart...
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*Monday, February 24, 2014*

Big Daddy Weave
Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, currently enjoying the tremendous fan reception of their life-changing, mega-hit "Redeemed," will release Love Come to Life: The Redeemed Edition on March 11. The 17-track album, produced by group member Jeremy Redmon, features their career best-selling album Love Come To Life with the addition of five bonus tracks including both acoustic and live versions of the K-LOVE Fan Award-winning and Billboard Music Award-nominated "Redeemed" and their current hit "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)." Love Come to Life spawned three straight No. 1 hits including "Love Come to Life," "Redeemed" and their current...
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Show Hope
When Show Hope™ opened its doors ten years ago, they recognized the importance of an intergenerational movement. During this past decade, they have committed to utilize and empower the younger generation during their formative years where worldviews are shaped and values are established. This commitment led to the 2010 launch of Show Hope's Student Initiatives, which encompasses The Movement Club for high schools as well as the Red Bus Project for college students. In just over three years, more than 15,000 students have been empowered to care for orphans through these programs...
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GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN received a NAACP Image Award this past weekend during the 45th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Tamela took home the trophy for Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) of The Year for her CD, Best Days Deluxe Edition, marking this the first NAACP Image Award win for the singer...
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Get lifted live with the rousing sound and spirit from award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune, & FIYA, as they embark on a multi-city promo tour in support of the highly-anticipated live album Live Through It. In stores Tuesday February 25th, Live Through It is now available early today, February 24th on iTunes. Giving fans another early listening experience of the whole two-disc album, on February 24th James Fortune will also host a Live Through It Listening Party on...
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*Friday, February 21, 2014*

Kari Jobe
In anticipation of GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe's upcoming album, her debut single "Forever" is now available at iTunes (click here). The single debuted at the top of the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart this week. Jobe will release her new album and live DVD, Majestic (Capitol CMG), on March 25. Fans can get a taste of the full-length live DVD with the premiere of the video of "Forever," which already has over 75k views. Click here to watch the live song that was recorded in the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas, Tx...
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*Thursday, February 20, 2014*

In Case You Missed It… Check out SWITCHFOOT performing "When We Come Alive" & "Say It Like You Mean It" from FADING WEST on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! last night...
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Norma Jean
Norma Jean has premiered a hilarious new video for "Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes" at Metal Injection - Watch HERE. The video was directed by Eli Berg. Norma Jean also kicks off a new tour today with Spoken and will head to the UK in April with Liferuiner, Night Verses, and Branson Hollis (tour dates below). Last summer Norma Jean released their sixth full length album to date...
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Da'dra Crawford Greathouse, one-half of the Grammy-nominated and multiple Dove and Stellar Award-winning vocal group Anointed, has announced that she is hard at work on her long-awaited and highly anticipated solo CD. The first track, "Arms Wide Open," is currently available at iTunes. Greathouse enlisted the talents of producer Aaron Lindsey to help craft the new song. A multi-Grammy...
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Natalie Grant
The Dare to Be...The Journey Continues 2014 event tour sold out seven of 12 events across the country, while honoring daring, local women at each event. The inspirational event tour features Grammy® nominated vocalist Natalie Grant and international speaker, Bible teacher and author Charlotte Gambill. Together, they have created an empowering event entwined with music and worship for women of all ages to make a difference in their life, family, and community...
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Building429
Grammy-nominated Building 429 was in New York City over the weekend with high-profile appearances on FOX News' Mike Huckabee Show and FOXNews.com Live Spirited Debate. Building 429 performed their new single, "Press On," on the Mike Huckabee Show and the Governor joined the performance by playing bass with the band. Governor Huckabee also interviewed Jason Roy, lead singer for the group, about their recent Grammy nomination for the album, We Won't Be Shaken and encouraged the audience to buy the album! The show also aired...
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Killers & Thieves, the third recording from Birmingham, Alabama-based rockers Embers In Ashes, will release February 25. Produced by Chris Galves and Joel Wanasek, the project includes nine songs written by the band, along with an instrumental selection...
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Urban Christian music label and production company GotSoul Music has released the first video for the song "He's Alive" from its ongoing compilation series, Soul Cutz. The song features Minnesota-based singer Soulyrik and rapper A.P. out of New Orleans. A talented dancer, Soulyrik choreographs movements for the Mek-o-law Dancers of Spirit and Truth Worship Center based in Minneapolis. The song tells the story of an attractive woman who walks through life with dignity and class...
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*Wednesday, February 19, 2014*

toby
Three of the industry's best-selling, most-awarded and critically acclaimed artists, TobyMac, Skillet and LeCrae, are joining forces to thrill crowds on an exclusive summer shed tour. With each act also known for their energetic and diverse live performances, fans in each of the select seven cities are sure to get the show of a lifetime. Tickets go on sale to the mass public on March 1, with a special presale for artist fan clubs at 10am local venue time on February 27 through 10pm on February 28...
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RSJ
Grammy winning Christian artist and best-selling author Rebecca St. James has another "first" to add to her long list of credits... The Australian born St. James has delivered her first-born - a daughter - for her and husband Jacob Fink. The couple married in April 2011. Baby Gemma Elena arrived to her new parents who make their home in southern California weighing a healthy 8 lbs.3 ozs...
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Veridia
Word Entertainment is pleased to present dynamic new alternative rock band VERIDIA. Recently, the female-fronted group unveiled the cover and launched the pre-order for their new EP, Inseparable, at iTunes. Although the EP won’t officially be released digitally until February 25, with the pre-order fans will receive an instant download of their new single, “We Are The Brave,” hitting rock radio Friday. VERIDIA also released an official trailer to Inseparable...
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Big Daddy Weave
Dove Award-winning group Big Daddy Weave kicks off the second leg of "The Only Name Tour" on February 21 in Waukesha, WI, with special guests Group 1 Crew and Tim Timmons. The tour, with 40 dates running through May 3, will feature songs from their nine studio albums including the band's latest and best-selling album Love Come to Life. They will also perform their No. 1 hits "Love Come To Life," "Redeemed" and their current chart topper, "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)," which spent five weeks in the top spot on NCA and is currently in its sixth...
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Matthew West
Four-time GRAMMY nominated and American Music Award winning artist Matthew West announces his upcoming tour, "Hello My Name Is...The Acoustic Tour," which begins March 13 through the end of April (dates listed below). This exclusive tour will be an evening of acoustic songs and stories with West from his acclaimed album Into The Light...
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Satellites & Sirens
The quartet that is Satellites & Sirens are gearing up for a great year with no end in sight. With a new signing to LA-based label, DREAM Records announced late last year and a new tour with Building 429, Family Force 5 and Hawk Nelson that launches February 20th, Nashville-based group are proud to share their iTunes pre-order for One Noise. Fans will be pleased to see that they will immediately be able to purchase their new single, "Jump Start My Heart" today as well...
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Natalie Grant
Executive Produced and Narrated by Natalie Grant, the official film trailer for In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom has been released at www.StoriesofFreedom.com in preparation for the launch of a three-part campaign to help stop sex trafficking in the United States. Benefitting the work of Abolition International, the campaign centers around three resources including a documentary film, compilation hymns album, and a 31 day devotional / group study guide - all three to be released into stores and online by Word Entertainment on October 4th, 2014...
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Jason Bare's new CD, Love Is Alive, is set to release February 25. The popular singer, songwriter and worship leader will celebrate the release of his third project while meeting with industry influencers at the National Religious Broadcasters' annual convention held February 22-25 in Nashville...
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Leading pastor, author and recording artist Matthew Hagee takes center stage for A New Season, his March 18 Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution solo debut. Produced by Michael Sykes (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band), the project features 11 Inspirationally-focused country selections...
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International best-selling author Adam Houge is on a mission to see lives dramatically changed with his latest book, The 7 Most Powerful Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever (Living Tree Publishing). With over 500,000 copies of the book already distributed, the book has spent all of 2014 in Amazon.com's Top 100 Non-Fiction books and as the #1 Devotional in the Christian Books & Bibles category...
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Jonah33
The Love Amendment is comprised of husband and wife duo, Vince and Amber Lichlyter. Vince, (founder and lead singer of Jonah33) had been known in the past for his aggressive portrayal of truth via loud drums, big guitars and gritty vocals. This time, however, he has teamed up with his wife, Amber, to deliver a much more intimate, personal worship project. "All 5 songs have come directly from a place that we've been, whether good or bad," says Vince. "And that seems to be the key with people. We all want to know that we're on the right track, and if not...
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*Tuesday, February 18, 2014*

Needtobreathe
NEEDTOBREATHE is excited to announce the first leg of an extensive North American headlining tour in support of their anticipated new album Rivers In the Wasteland, out April 15 on Atlantic/Word Records. On May 1, the Charleston, SC rock band will kick off their tour which will see them visit some of the country's most notable venues, including The Wiltern and The Fillmore, as well as perform at a number of summer festivals including Ichthus Festival, Creation NE and DownPour Festival. Glassnote Records artist Foy Vance will be direct support on this leg...
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Future Of Forestry
Future of Forestry is proud to present ‘THE PIANO AND STRINGS SESSIONS'. This album is a compilation of seven songs from FOF’s past discography (including "Slow Your Breath Down," "Traveler's Song" and "You"), arranged in piano and string instrumentation. “I’ve been touring and recording rock music as Future of Forestry for almost 10 years now. And after all these years of exploring that genre, I decided do something different. In creating this project, I...
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Demon Hunter
Solid State Records are proud to announce the iTunes Pre-Order for not one, but two new albums from two amazing bands. Firstly, Demon Hunter's Extremist is available for Pre-Order on iTunes, and when you pre-order the album you'll get an immediate download of the song "Artificial Light." If you haven't heard "Artificial Light" yet, watch the lyric video on YouTube or below. You also have the option of Pre-Ordering Extremist...
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SCC
Five-time GRAMMY® winner and highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman gave the performance of a lifetime earlier this month at one of the most famous concert venues in the world, Carnegie Hall in New York City. Performing with The True North Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Camp Kirkland, and The New American Chorus made up of choral singers and fans from across the country, Chapman performed moving renditions of some of his most iconic songs, as well as hits from his latest record The Glorious Unfolding...
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Ellie Holcomb
This is the day that Ellie Holcomb has been waiting for for quite some time. Today, the singer, songwriter and storyteller releases her debut album, As Sure As The Sun (Full Heart Music) for the world to hear. Produced by Brown Bannister and Ben Shive, Holcomb's anticipated first solo LP is already making headlines as, at press time, it is climbing up the iTunes Overall Album Chart and currently at No. 15...
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Loftland
The members of the Wisconsin pop band, Loftland release their debut album on DREAM Records today titled, I Don't Want To Dance. Click here to pick it up on iTunes. The group is finishing up touring with Jonathan Thulin and Shine Bright Baby on the Dead Come To Life Tour and after will soon join Silverline and Shonlock on the Shine A Light Tour that starts on March 12th. For more information...
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K-LOVE announces partnership with NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series driver Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) for this week’s season-opening DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, February 23. As the primary sponsor, K-LOVE will appear on the No. 95 Ford Fusion car driven by McDowell for this weekend’s race as well as additional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season...
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Shonlock
Recording artist Shonlock's sophomore CD "A Night to Remember" is available for presale on iTunes February 18 in sync with the release of the track to CHR radio on February 21. The track is also an early download with the pre-order of the "A Night to Remember" CD. To coincide with the growing momentum around the release, the national TV premier of the "A Night to Remember" music video is scheduled for late February, with a premier on UPTV.com this week. Watch the UPTV.com music video premier of "A Night To Remember" by visiting http://www.uptv.com/a-night-to-remember-shonlock...
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Fresh off their signing announcement, DARKNESS DIVIDED is now hitting the road with Silent Planet for the Music for Good Tour, presented by HM Magazine. The tour begins March 21! Vocalist Gerard Mora comments, "'Music for Good' is the slogan for HM Magazine. I pitched using it to David for different reasons, but I find it very fitting for what we, Silent Planet, and HM Magazine stand for. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all have a call to promote music that spreads a good message in a sometimes dark world...
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Hymns have offered inspiration throughout the centuries, focusing the hearts of believers around the world on an unchanging God. So it should come as no surprise that a beloved hymn should inspire Franklin, Tennessee-based songwriter Anthony Skinner to pen "The Sound That Saved Us All," a modern, soulful hymn for today's church...
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The new book Road Trip Mixtapes: Vegas, Red Bull, and Faith on a Detour, from debut author J. Churchill Morris, is hitting bookstores this month. Published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, the book is available in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats wherever books are sold...
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Yancy, Christian music's reigning Queen of Diversity, will release Jesus Music Box: The Devotional! - a new daily devotional book based on the songs from her 2013 album release, Jesus Music Box. Distributed by Elevate Entertainment, the new devotional will be available online and in Christian bookstores on March 4th...
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*Monday, February 17, 2014*

Jason Gray
Jason Gray is scheduled to join an illustrious roster of talent for The Bible: Son of God 2014 Tour that launches March 20th at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. The 16-city tour will visit such major cities as Phoenix, AZ, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, and Pittsburgh, PA before concluding April 13th in Baltimore, MD. The two-hour live musical event will also feature award-winning artists; Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August and Meredith Andrews. The concert will bring the epic miniseries, "The Bible," and the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature film, "Son of God," to life on stage...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective release their fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, globally from Integrity Music March 17 (St. Patrick's Day). Prior to the launch of the album, K-LOVE Radio Network is offering an exclusive, worldwide premiere of the first video from the new recording, "My Lighthouse," beginning today at http://klove.com/rendlighthouse...
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Planetshakers
Capturing the energy, excitement and worship of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers Band is set to release globally through Integrity Music its 26th live recording, ENDLESS PRAISE, on March 11, 2014. Recorded at Planetshakers' annual Awakening event in Melbourne, the CD / DVD is an anthemic, joy-infused collection that gives honor to the One who makes all things possible...
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Singer/songwriter Julie Elias has released the video for "Breathing Room," the first video from her current CD, A Wild Rose. Award-winning producer/director Stephen Yake of Yake Films directed the video, which centers on the need for forgiveness as we strive to have a closer relationship with Christ. "Of all the songs on my album, 'Breathing Room' is probably the song I connect to most and the issue with which I personally struggle the most: being able to truly forgive...
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*Friday, February 14, 2014*

KJ-52
After top radio outlets, including Air 1 stations, immediately snapped up Multiple Dove Award winning Christian rap/hip-hop artist, KJ-52's single, "Tonight," making it the most added radio single for the week of February 3, 2014, the single will be unveiled on iTunes February 25, 2014. KJ's forthcoming album, Mental, which includes "Tonight," will be released April 29th by The Paradigm Collective. In anticipation of the "Tonight" single release, KJ-52 partnered with action sports mission organization...
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Jonah33
Vince Lichlyter (former frontman for Jonah 33) has released his new EP Helium Revisited on Boleyn Records out of Atlanta Georgia. Long time manager, friend and now label owner Caleb Morgan said: "This new EP is beyond me! I haven't seen this much talent in FOREVER! We wanted to release good music the right way and so Vince and I decided to build our own "machine" (so to speak) and release his music our way, for our fans! Vince Lichlyter's single "Things I Need To Say...
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Holly Starr
One of Christian music's leading management and marketing agencies, Artist Garden Entertainment recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a VIP showcase featuring the company's artist management clients. Pictured (l-r) at the event are singer/songwriter Noah Cleveland; Curb recording artist Ryan Corn; Artist Garden Entertainment's Keith and Diana Stancil; Save The City Records/Provident Distribution recording artist Holly Starr and StompTown Revival's Gabe Martinez...
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After a decade-long tour, performing over 100 concerts a year, The Horn Family is slated to release their long awaited self-titled debut project on March 4, 2014 from RayLynn Records through Provident Distribution. The Horn Family album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. and produced by prolific country artist and renowned songwriter Mark Collie...
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*Thursday, February 13, 2014*

All Sons & Daughters
All Sons & Daughters, the worship duo composed of David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, continue to inspire audiences with their acoustic, folk aesthetic and lyrics that focus squarely on Jesus while embracing the tension of the Christian walk. The Franklin, Tennessee-based worshipers will take their songs on the road beginning March 4, inviting listeners to join them and guest speaker Jamie George for "A Night Of Worship Tour", traveling to 19 cities across the U.S...
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THE ROYAL ROYAL's Nathan and Gabriel Finochio roar back on the scene to once again create worship music for the next generation on their sophomore release, THE RETURN OF THE KING, which releases to digital retailers March 4, 2014. The Return of the King features fresh, yet honest lyrics on personal, yet universal songs and is released in partnership with The Paradigm Collective and distributed by Central South Distribution and Sony RED...
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*Wednesday, February 12, 2014*

Newsboys
With more than 30,000 people in attendance at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, Saturday's inaugural Winter Jam 2014 Dome Spectacular became the biggest single event in the groundbreaking tour's 19-year history. Along with Winter Jam's stellar line-up-Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & The Outcome, Everfound, Derek Minor and evangelist Nick Hall-the Dome Spectacular also included multiple guests. Guinness World Record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda successfully walked a tightrope across the Georgia Dome...
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Extol have released a digital Deluxe Edition of their self titled 2013 album. The new edition contains the exclusive new track "Sting of Death", as well as new digital booklet containing never-before-seen artwork. In addition to the release of Extol Deluxe Edition and accompanying lyric video for "Sting of Death", there has also been an update from Animidas Productions on the release of the Extol documentary film...
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Lauren Daigle
Centricity Publishing expands its offerings with the creation of the new label, CentricWorship, under the expert guidance of Steve Rice, VP of Centricity Publishing and founder of CentricWorship. The label's debut release, ALL THE SAINTS: Live From the CentricWorship Retreat--No. 1, is set for digital release on March 11, 2014. Expanding on the core mission of Centricity Publishing, which exists to nurture the gifts and expand the influence of its songwriters...
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Local Singer-Songwriter, Karen Spurlock, has partnered with the organization, LOVE146, by launching a fundraising campaign to help fight against human trafficking. For the entire month of February, anyone can join Karen’s team, Love Is Calling, by donating any amount and helping her realize her financial goal by visiting http://donate.love146.org/loveiscalling...
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*Tuesday, February 11, 2014*

Project 86
Today, Project 86 launched a new campaign with IndieGoGo to fund a new studio rock album, an acoustic EP and more. The campaign sets an ambitious goal of $50,000, but there are some great incentives for fans. Check out the full details on how you can participate on their IndieGoGo campaign page. Expected release for the projects are June and July of this year...
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Switchfoot
Today, Switchfoot announced further details on their upcoming Spring headlining tour, with special guests Kopecky Family Band and The Royal Concept. The band also added, "Oh yeah, and we're also bringing lasers, so yeah. We think this tour is gonna rule." If you're wondering as to whether or not it's a continuation of their Fading West movie tour or an acoustic show, the band assures fans that it will be a full-on rock show, "Right now, we're gearing up for a full on rock show - no more California campfires and stripped down performances. We're bringing a full on, 100% plugged in Switchfoot show...
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JoC
As part of their celebration of 20 years since the release of their debut indie album, Frail, Jars Of Clay has been performing special online shows via StageIt.com for fans, and with news of upcoming Much Afraid album shows, they're offering a special free EP of 6 live recordings of songs from their self-titled debut album as performed on StageIt last month. Click on the widget below to download the EP...
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Canton Jones
Canton Jones-the Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominee-will release his new mixtape Lust, Drugs & Gospel as a free download starting Tuesday, February 18th. Additionally, this project will be distributed by Syntax Creative making it available at all major digital service providers, and available for pre-order on iTunes today. This full length release will serve as an appetizer while fans wait for God City, USA to be released this Spring...
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RSJ
Social media world is alive this week with a universe of Rebecca St. James’ followers thrilled with her re-connect on a ‘baby watch update.’ Her photo and request for prayer this weekend for a safe delivery lit up both Twitter and Facebook with an outpouring of re-tweets and shares. The Grammy Award winning Christian singer and her husband, Jacob Fink, are expecting their first child to arrive this week—hopefully in time for Valentine’s Day...
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, hip hop artist George Moss announces his engagement to Michelle Cummings. George first noticed Michelle back in 2010 at a concert he was performing at her church. She was in the front row and he tried to make eye contact with her, but she just walked away and blew him off. After the show, George found Michelle on Facebook and added her as a friend. As a result he kept seeing things that she posted and he really like her character and personality...
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Casting Crowns
Multi-platinum selling group, Casting Crowns continues to bring THRIVE to life, wrapping up a month of visits and giving back to fans across the country. Accompanying the recent release of the group's seventh studio record (THRIVE), which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, comes Mark Hall's newest book on Zondervan, "Thrive - Digging Deep, Reaching Out" available today, February 11...
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Building429
GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rock act Building 429 and alt-rock fan favorite Family Force 5 are uniting for what’s sure to be an explosive spring tour. “We Won’t Be Shaken: The Tour,” named after Building 429’s lead single and multi-week No. 1 hit from their latest album, will also feature pop/rock trio Hawk Nelson, DREAM Records' Satellites & Sirens and newcomers Lybecker. Kicking off Feb. 21 in Beaver Falls, Penn., “We Won’t Be Shaken: The Tour” will visit more than 35 markets this spring, bringing high-energy performances and a message of hope to every city...
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Mandisa
Nothing could be more inviting during a cold winter than sunshine, relaxation and incredible entertainment. K-LOVE, along with World Hope and Premier Vacation and Events promise just that during the 12th Annual 2015 K-LOVE cruise. The brand new MSC Divina ship will set sail from Miami, FL on January 13, 2015 and hit three ports of call (Freeport, Nassau and private island, Half-Moon Cay) through January 17th...
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Loftland
Wisconsin pop band, Loftland are proud to announce their iTunes pre-order for their highly anticipated album, I Don't Want To Dance, which comes out February 18th. Click here or the banner to pre-order and receive their single, "Hold On, Small One" today. Additionally, the group is showcasing their single as part of a remix contest hosted by famed producer, David Thulin. The contest invites everyone to download the vocal stems from the track, "Hold On, Small One" at www.dreamrecords.org/loftlandremixcontest...
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Christian recording artist Drake Kennedy is preparing to step onto the national stage with his new single, "Right by Me," which impacts radio stations across the country on February 11th. The song, from his independently released, HOPE-The EP, has already hit #1 on stations in Atlanta and beyond, prompting the national push. Both HOPE-THE EP and the single are available now at iTunes...
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Andrew Patton, President of Patton House Entertainment, today announced the second worldwide search for some of the brightest and strongest new talent. Applications are being accepted online at https://thephe.com/auditions.html and will close in late March. The search is looking for both male & female solo artists aged 17 – 22 who desire to perform, entertain, and share ministry with churches and venues around the globe. Invitation...
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CLEAR DAY MEDIA GROUP is proud to announce the launch of CLEAR DAY PUBLISHING as well as their debut title PASSION & PURPOSE. Founded by media industry veteran David Seibert, Clear Day Media Group exists to promote excellence in mission-minded Christian projects in book publishing, music properties and other media projects...
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*Monday, February 10, 2014*

toby
With a powerful message of hope and love, the impact of TobyMac's No. 1 song "Speak Life" has been immeasurable. On February 11, cable's top-rated morning show, Fox & Friends, will world premiere the music video for the track and TobyMac, along with his DiverseCity band, will perform the GRAMMY®-nominated song live. VEVO is supporting the online premiere of the video on Wednesday, February 12. "Speak Life" was written by TobyMac along with Jamie Moore and Ryan Stevenson and is off his GRAMMY®-award winning and No. 1 Billboard 200 record, EYE ON IT. Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video here...
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All Sons & Daughters
All Sons & Daughters are thrilled to announce that they are heading back out for A Night of Worship Spring Tour and will be joined by their friend and pastor, Jamie George. Jamie is an avid story-collector and storyteller as well as the author of 'Love Well,' which releases in August 2014. Please be sure to check out the full list of dates...
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City Harbor
Last week Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group duo City Harbor debuted their self-titled album. Comprised of singer/songwriters Molly Reed and Robby Earle, the music of City Harbor is already receiving strong coverage through rave reviews, media coverage and radio airplay. Produced by Ben Glover, David Garcia, Ed Cash and Matt Bronleewee, City Harbor is being touted as "engaging," "comforting," and "impressive." Along with numerous album reviews, the duo is featured in such...
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Natalie Grant
2014 is only just underway, but Curb recording artist Natalie Grant is already having a remarkably eventful new year. Last year had previously proven one of the most exciting and productive of the award-winning singer/songwriter's career, culminating with a pair of major nominations for last month's 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. "Hurricane," the chart-topping title track from her extraordinary 2013 album, "HURRICANE," was honored in two categories...
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Newsboys
Inpop Records will provide the soundtrack to one of this year’s most anticipated new films, Pure Flix Entertainment’s GOD’S NOT DEAD. The CD, featuring tracks from Newsboys, Superchick, JJ Weeks Band, Jimmy Needham, Stellar Kart, and Tricia, among others, releases March 4. Taking its name from award-winning group Newsboys’ hit single “God’s Not Dead,” the Pure Flix movie follows college freshman Josh Wheaton who is challenged by his atheist philosophy professor to provide evidence of God’s existence to his skeptical classmates...
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Hillsong United
Republic Records teams with 20th Century Fox and LightWorkers Media, which is owned and operated by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, to release the original motion picture soundtrack album for the upcoming film, Son of God. The collection is available in stores in North America and Canada February 25 as well as via iTunes globally the same day. The online pre-order has recently gone live this past week here. Meanwhile, the movie will be released in theaters across the United States Friday February 28...
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*Friday, February 7, 2014*

Aaron Shust
Dove Award winning singer/songwriter Aaron Shust is set to headline The 'Morning Rises' Tour, presented by Compassion International and hitting more than 20 cities this spring. Joining Shust as special guests will be acclaimed pop-rockers MIKESCHAIR, acoustic-pop songwriter Jonny Diaz and newcomer Lauren Daigle. Kicking off March 14, in Lewistown, Penn., The Morning Rises Tour will travel to Columbus, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Carthage, Va.; Takoma Park, Md.; and more before wrapping up in Dawsonville, Ga. on May 4...
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Singer/songwriter Eva Kroon Pike will make her debut Saturday at the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular when the world's largest annual tour comes to Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Pike will share the event's lineup with Christian music heavyweights Newsboys, Lecrae, Plumb, Tenth Avenue North, Newsong and others. Nick Hall will speak and David Crowder will be a special guest. Pike is being featured as the tour's "New Artist" on the Atlanta stage...
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*Thursday, February 6, 2014*

Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated artist and 42nd Annual Dove Awards' "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, will perform her new single "Write Your Story" live on ABC's "Good Morning America" when she makes her national morning TV debut on February 13. Additionally, she'll unveil a portion of "When The Crazy Kicks In" from her forthcoming third studio album, If We're Honest, due out on April 22. "Write Your Story," released to radio on January 3, is already Top 10 at NCA after just one month. Today Battistelli joins Sanctus Real on "The Hands of God 2014 Tour" in Fayetteville, AR, followed by the Word...
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The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic was honored this week with a 2014 JUNO Award nomination for their new, critically acclaimed album, Heart. The album is nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year and follows the band's JUNO win in that same category last year for their full-length debut, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)...
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Mediaskare Records is pleased to announce the addition of California's REFORMERS to its roster of artists. The band's first Mediaskare release will be their debut full-length album 'Abolish', which is set to hit stores and digital retailers on April 29th. A lyric video for the track "Belligerence", which will appear on the album, has been posted online and can be seen at http://youtu.be/KVRakZkE970...
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*Wednesday, February 5, 2014*

Red
RED returns with a unique mini-album of "recalibrated" songs from their best-selling album "Release The Panic". This edition includes six songs from "Release The Panic" that now have RED's signature strings, orchestrations, and other new elements added to the original tracks PLUS one new unreleased song from the "Release The Panic" sessions called "Run and Escape." This edition, releasing April 8, will provide RED's insatiable fans a new way to experience the music but this time even more...
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Tooth & Nail Records is proud to announce the addition to their acclaimed roster with the signing of Australian foursome New Empire. Hailing from Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, New Empire is excited to take their music around the world. Celebrating their label signing, Tooth & Nail Records is giving away the band's song "Relight The Fire." Click here to get the single and watch the music video, which already has over 1 million views...
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Jamie Grace
GRAMMY® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace is celebrating an impressive street week performance for her album Ready To Fly which released last week. The sophomore effort more than doubled the performance of her debut EP, Hold Me, and was declared a “coming of age record…preparing to do life cranked all the way up to eleven” by Worship Leader Magazine...
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Erica Campbell will exclusively debut her new music video "Help," this Monday on VH1 Soul and VH1.com. The video, created by legendary and iconic director Bille Woodruff, will premiere at 6:00am EST on VH1 Soul and will run every hour (on the hour) all day. The video will also be available on line exclusively on VH1.com...
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City on a Hill announces the release of Acts of God, a full-length feature film, cinematic, six-episode small group study and six-week sermon series that address perhaps the greatest human question of all - the question of suffering. If God is good, why does He allow so much pain in the world? This is a question not often talked about in church, but Acts of God addresses it head on and doesn't offer trite answers...
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*Tuesday, February 4, 2014*

Rend Collective Experiment
Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective made a recent theological breakthrough as a band that is changing everything about their approach to music and life: seriousness is not a fruit of the spirit, but joy is. The appropriate response to the heightened understanding led to a sonically innovative message on its fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, releasing globally from Integrity Music March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)...
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Silverline
The first annual "Shine A Light Tour" will launch on March 12th, 2014. The line up marks the first major headline tour for Silverline as they support their highly successful release, Lights Out that released in April. Additionally, pop artist, Shonlock, pop group, Loftland and recent winners to The Shine A Light Tour contest, LNYX will all join the tour. The tour will hit over 20 U.S. major markets. Gospel For Asia, Zane Guitars, DREAM Records, Immerse 2014, Converge Music and Not Of The World Clothing will all be joining as sponsors for the tour...
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Sumerlin
North Carolina rock band Sumerlin is excited today to announce the release of their latest album, Runaways! This week only, purchase Runaways and receive their previous release Motives (Deluxe) for free! "Motives (Deluxe)" includes seven tracks plus two bonus tracks including a remix of their top hit, "The Fallback" by popular Christian rock band, Scientist titled, "The Fallback (SCI Mobile Lab Remix)". All you have to do is email a copy or picture of your receipt to info.dreammusicgroup[at]gmail.com and DREAM Records will send...
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BEC Recordings announces a new addition to their roster with the signing of Florida natives Among the Thirsty. The band will release their debut radio single, "What Love Looks Like," on February 14. Click here to check out the band's single on iTunes. Among The Thirsty was established in Clearwater, FL in 2008 when the band began touring together...
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Flame
Since releasing three short months ago, Flame's seventh album, Royal Flush, continues to make an impact. Flame was featured on FOX NEWS' national television program, Spirited Debate, and more recently The Source magazine, Lee Bailey's Electronic Urban Report, and 100 Huntley Street. The Source, one of the top Hip-Hop magazines in the U.S. known for their exclusive devotion to urban culture, dedicated a feature spread to Flame...
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Wyoming rock/metal act on the rise, Righteous Vendetta, kicked off a U.S. run with American Head Charge last week, "Shoot Tour Part III." Checking in on the way to the band's show last night in Oklahoma City, vocalist Ryan Hayes said "I'm writing as we travel down an ice covered interstate on the way to our third show with American Head Charge. The first two shows were great. Like usual, it's awesome to meet and play with bands we were listening to in our youth. What's even greater is the fact that we are heading toward the Southwest, which means warm!...
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Since its inception, ProjectInspired.com has been a defining compass for guiding young women as they mature into wise, Godly women. Continuing their goal to encourage discussion on culture and Christianity, today the site is launching the first in a series that will explore hot topics among youth today, kicking off with views from four Christian influencers on the subject of modesty. The round table discussion can be found here: http://www.projectinspired.com/modesty-roundtable/...
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*Monday, February 3, 2014*

Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil
Today, Steve Taylor announced to his Kickstarter campaign backers that Peter Furler Band and Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil will Co-Headline a special Spring Tour, called The Perfect Tour. Both bands are releasing new albums this spring as well, starting with Peter Furler Band's Sun and Shield on March 11 and Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil's to follow sometime in April. The Spring tour will launch April 26 and run until May 25. Earlier today, the Jesusfreakhideout.com staff also announced their 8th annual "Highlighting" picks in which they select their most anticipated projects of the new year, and both bands placed high on the list. Click here to check out the staff's top 15 picks from January 1 to the end of June...
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JoC
The Justice Conference, a two-day annual event that focuses on justice-related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and human rights, will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles and at satellite locations across the country on February 21-22, 2014. Dr. Bernice King will join the country's leading justice and human rights advocates as a speaker in the fourth annual conference, organized by World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals...
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Centricity Music’s new rock band, Carrollton (formerly Mosteller), will release their debut EP, Breathe In Deep, on February 11th. The project features nine original songs written or co-written by members of the band who were joined by some of the most respected songwriters in Christian music, including David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters), Sam Mizell, Justin Ebach, Matt Armstrong and Josh Bronleewe, among others. Breathe In Deep was produced by Paul Moak (Third Day, Matt Maher) and was recorded in Nashville at Smoakstack Studio. The first single, "Pass You By," goes for adds at radio on Feb 7th...
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Hawk Nelson
This marks the 7th year for Christian music festival, Raise The Praise (RTP). The festival features national acts such as Hawk Nelson along with the best in independent emerging artists. Past artists have included national and international artists: FireFlight, Stellar Kart, Tricia Brock of Superchick, Heart Of Saints, and Philip Renner. Hawk Nelson, a Dove, Grammy and Juno nominated band will headline Raise The Praise Festival this year. They had a break out year in 2013 with their song "Words" being in Top 10 for over 35 weeks...
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*Friday, January 31, 2014*

Crowder
Bringing one of the world's biggest tours to Atlanta's Georgia Dome for the first time, NewSong's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular announces yet another first: a daring stunt by famed high wire artist Nik Wallenda. The seven-time Guinness World Record holder, who crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope without a safety harness last year, is slated to walk untethered across a high wire suspended in the Georgia Dome during the February 8 mega event...
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MercyMe
The Gospel Music Association announces that its sixth annual conference for developing artists, songwriters and worship leaders, called IMMERSE will take place June 22-25, 2014. Held in its entirety at the LifeWay Christian Resources corporate headquarters in downtown Nashville, TN, IMMERSE is the only event of its kind where attendees can get hands-on training directed by music industry leaders. Registration is currently open at a special discounted rate of $149 for a short time at www.ExperienceIMMERSE.com...
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For Today
For Today's new studio album Fight The Silence is now streaming exclusively on Alternative Press. Fight The Silence will be released next week on February 4th 2014 via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Will Putney (Winds of Plague, Suicide Silence). Fight The Silence is available for pre-orders on the iTunes Store HERE. When fans pre-order the album, they will receive instant downloads of two songs, "Fight The Silence" and "Pariah...
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for King & Country
20th Century Fox has just released an official trailer seen here for the upcoming film "Son of God" featuring for KING & COUNTRY's single "Crave." On February 28, from Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the epic story of The New Testament gets a larger-than-life treatment in the feature film "Son of God," in theatres nationwide. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus' life since "Passion of the Christ," released ten years ago. In addition to collaborating on the "Son of God" trailer, for KING & COUNTRY's "Baby Boy" is included on the inspired by CD...
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Mike Smith, president of Michael Smith and Associates, has announced the launch and registration period for the 2014 edition of his Artist Management Training Course. Hosted by the 30-year music industry veteran, Artist Management Training Course is designed for those seeking a career as an artist manager, as well as for artists that want a better understanding of the industry and proven tools to move themselves forward...
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*Thursday, January 30, 2014*

Lindsay McCaul
Centricity Music continues to expand its artist roster by announcing the signing of singer/songwriter Lindsay McCaul. A respected and established Christian artist, McCaul enjoyed success with her first major label album in 2012, If It Leads Me Back, which showcased her trademark introspective songwriting and warm vocals. Her first project with Centricity Music will release August 2014 and is being produced by Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band) and Jeff Pardo (Matthew West, Josh Wilson)...
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*Monday, January 27, 2014*

Jason Gray
Centricity Music singer/songwriter Jason Gray readies the release of his latest project, Love Will Have The Final Word, March 4th. In true Gray fashion, the album is a soul-stirring collection of songs that speaks to the redeeming power of unfailing love. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real, Tenth Avenue North) and Cason Cooley (Derek Webb, Andrew Peterson), sonically the record blends Gray's acoustic guitar with touches of banjo, mandolin and sweeping pop. Its mood is often somber, thoughtful, and ebullient, mirroring the album's powerful lyrics. Gray...
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Luke Dowler is currently giving away his entire discography on Noisetrade.com for FREE including a new exclusive "Best Of" album, and giving any tips generated to International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org) to fight Human Trafficking. "'I wanted to give away all of my music the month of February as a HUGE thank you to my friends, fans and family that have supported my music career. Without their support I would not be able to make music." Says Dowler, "With so many people giving into my career over the years, with 'bro deals', 'donations' 'couches to crash on', meals, vehicle repairs...
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*Wednesday, January 29, 2014*

Needtobreathe
Today, southern rock outfit NEEDTOBREATHE announced the relaunch of their fan club "The Insiders" with a special live music incentive. There are three tiers of membership, with each one including an exclusive members only live track being delivered to the fans each month. The second two tiers include a special live album on CD to be released in December with the third tier including a digital download of their April 15th, new album release Rivers in the Wasteland. For more info, check out their announcement below and visit...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award winning singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli will headline The Hands of God Tour in 15 cities this spring, beginning February 6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Joining Battistelli will be GRAMMY®-nominated band Sanctus Real and special guests All Things New and Jon Bauer. Tickets are on sale now, and all show details are available at HandsOfGodTour.com. "Hands of God" is the title of a newly-penned track on Battistelli's forthcoming studio album, If We're Honest...
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After a successful single debut for "Dead Come To Life", singer songwriter, Jonathan Thulin is proud to announce The Dead Come To Life Tour featuring special guests: Shine Bright Baby and Loftland. The tour will kick off in Salt Lake City, UT Friday, January 30th and will go until the end of February...
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Forerunner Music, a ministry of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO, releases Endless: Songs of Eternity on February 11, 2014. The project launches an ongoing worship anthology, celebrating the best songs from IHOPKC's more than 150 albums of worship, adoration, and devotional music. A complete track listing follows this release...
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Known as "The Voice" it's no wonder Sandi Patty's album, Everlasting, which hit Target Stores exclusively last September, soared to the Number 1 spot on the LifeScape Charts. Today, the album will be released into the CBA Markets at Lifeway, Family Christian, and Parable Stores. The Grammy Award-winning artist is also excited to announce the 30th anniversary of her popular song with Larnelle Harris, "More Than Wonderful." The duo will be celebrating with a brand new recording of the song...
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Scott Stapp
Grammy-Award winning artist Scott Stapp receives his first-ever No. 1 Christian radio hit with "Slow Suicide" from his acclaimed sophomore solo album, Proof of Life, released on Wind-up Records Nov. 5. The first single and video from the album, "Slow Suicide" went to radio Oct. 8 and premiered on Fuse Nov. 19. This week the song ascends to the top of Billboard's Christian Rock Indicator radio chart...
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*Tuesday, January 28, 2014*

Jamie Grace
GRAMMY® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace launches her sophomore effort, Ready To Fly, to major critical praise today. The 22-year-old Georgia native’s career lifted off only a few short years ago after her discovery by TobyMac and her hit single “Hold Me (feat. TobyMac)” garnered GRAMMY® and Dove Award nods. Jamie teamed up with producers Christopher Stevens (TobyMac), Chuck Butler (Royal Tailor), David Garcia (Britt Nicole)...
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VICTORY RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of San Antonio's DARKNESS DIVIDED. The four-piece are quickly making a name for themselves through heavy DIY touring - including major festivals such as Cornerstone and Sonshine. Watch the announcement video here...
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Michael Sweet
font class="news">Michael Sweet, frontman for the multi-platinum rock band Stryper, will release a new full-length solo album, I'm Not Your Suicide, and his first autobiography, Honestly: My Life and Stryper Revealed, on May 6, 2014, via BIG3 Records. The new Michael Sweet website also launches today at www.MichaelSweet.com with a free preview of Chapter One of the upcoming book. Sweet is best known as the singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer for Christian rock pioneers Stryper, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. In addition to Stryper, Sweet has had a successful solo career, and he served as the guitarist and co-vocalist for the legendary classic rock band BOSTON from 2007-2011...
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North Carolina rock band Sumerlin is excited to announce a great giveaway for their iTunes pre-order! Sumerlin would like to feature this contest in any way possible for their fans! The contest is simple: Pre-order their album now through iTunes or Best Buy now and receive and entire album free! "Motives Deluxe" includes seven tracks plus two bonus tracks including a remix of their top hit, "The Fallback" by popular Christian rock band, Scientist titled, "The Fallback (SCI Mobile Lab Remix)"...
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After a ten year absence, award-winning singer-songwriter and radio and television personality Gary Chapman made a triumphant return to music in November with the release of his latest album, The Truth (Merf Music Group). While most artists would be content to relax and enjoy the critical acclaim, Chapman is gearing up for much, much more in 2014. Today at 5:00 p.m. EST, Chapman will co-host SIRIUS XM's Blue Collar Radio, the official radio home of the Blue Collar Comedy brand (available nationwide on SIRIUS and XM at channel 97)...
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Pieces of Art, the debut from Houston-based singer/songwriter, worship leader and visual artist Casey Hensley, is set to bow February 4 on iTunes. Helmed by sought-after producers and songwriters Tyrus Morgan and Jay Speight, the project features eight selections, five of which were co-penned by Hensley...
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Casting Crowns
Echoing in the title track to Casting Crowns' seventh studio record - out today, January 28 - are the lyrics: "It's time for us to more than just survive, we were made to THRIVE." An understatement for beloved multi-platinum selling group who holds the position as Billboard's top selling act in Christian music since 2007 and wrapped up 2013 with three GRAMMY® nods, a RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification, multiple RIAA Gold certifications and more. Casting Crowns begins the year with the release of THRIVE, their new album that includes their infectious No. 2 radio single, "All You Ever Wanted." The new record debuted today at No. 2 on the overall iTunes® album chart...
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Worship Leader's National Worship Leader Conference will start off with both strength and sizzle with a pre-conference dedicated to songwriting in the context of worship. Slated for February 24, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM in Carrollton, Texas, the Songwriters Creative Pre-conference is hosted at Bent Tree church...
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*Monday, January 27, 2014*

Dave Barnes
Tomorrow is the day that GRAMMY® and CMA award-nominated Dave Barnes releases his eighth studio album, the anticipated Golden Days (50 Year Plan Records). Available on the heels of his second Christmas collection, 2013's A December To Remember, Barnes co-produced the nostalgic bluesy pop songs of Golden Days with multi-GRAMMY nominated Ed Cash. When he first showed up on the music scene 12 years ago, Dave Barnes hit the college circuit with limitless energy...
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Mandisa
Following the most electrifying year of her career, 2014 has begun on a very high note for five-time GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa, as she was awarded the coveted Gramophone for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for her best-selling and critically acclaimed project Overcomer. This makes Mandisa one of only five American Idol Alumni to win a GRAMMY®, and the only alumni to win last night (both Kelly Clarkson and Fantasia were nominated). Additionally, the songwriters for her No. 1 smash single "Overcomer," David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, won the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. The awards were announced during...
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John Mark McMillan
John Mark McMillan has announced the dates to his upcoming "Are We All Animals Tour" this spring, which kicks off March 29 in Orlando, FL. McMillan will be promoting his fourth album, Borderland, which will be available March 4 (Lionhawk Records). Additionally, singer/songwriter Brady Toops will open shows at select dates in the southeast. "Are We All Animals Tour" dates are listed below and more dates are being added at press time. An updated list of tour dates will be available at johnmarkmcmillan.com/tour...
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Lecrae
Central South Distribution (CSD) artists and label partners came out on top at the 29th Stellar Gospel Music Awards winning honors in numerous categories. Tamela Mann was the leading lady of the event, taking home the award for each of the seven categories in which she was nominated, including the night's biggest award, Artist of the Year. With seven statues in hand, Tamela set the record for the most wins by a female artist at the Stellar Awards. John P. Kee was honored with two awards, including Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year. Lecrae nabbed the Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year...
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*Friday, January 24, 2014*

Peter Furler Band
If you've seen former Newsboys vocalist Peter Furler live in concert in recent months, you've probably noticed some pretty recognizable faces in his band. Furler's team told JFH today that the Aussie native will release his debut project as Peter Furler Band on March 11th through New Day Christian. The album is titled Sun and Shield and preorders will begin on February 1st (stay tuned to www.PeterFurler.com). After 22 years as the main creative force behind Newsboys, followed by his 2011 solo success On Fire...
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Shonlock
Recording artist Shonlock unveils his highly anticipated sophomore CD, A Night To Remember, March 18, 2014. The CD will be released by Arrow Records and distributed by Ingrooves and Capitol Christian Distribution. The 10-track collection spotlights the emotion and power behind the intersection where life and faith meet. "I know lots of people have many different experiences in coming to know Christ and making the decision to accept His love into their hearts...
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Kicking off 2014 with appearances and a listening party during Stellar Awards week, Jessica Reedy announced the launch of her independent music label Purity Records and an exclusive distribution deal with the #1 independent Gospel music distributor, Central South Distribution. Reedy's forthcoming CD is set for release in spring 2014. "During my short time in the industry, I have learned a lot about the business and about myself," said Reedy...
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Casting Crowns
Multi-Platinum selling group Casting Crowns will embark on a brand-new 40-city tour this spring in support of the band’s highly-anticipated studio album, THRIVE (releasing January 28, 2014). The THRIVE Tour will feature GRAMMY®-winning worship leader Laura Story and reigning GMA New Artist of the Year for KING & COUNTRY. The tour launches Feb. 20, 2014 in Lexington, Ky., and will continue throughout the spring visiting major markets, including Charlotte, Raleigh, Tampa, Minneapolis, Greenville, Houston, Orlando and Grand Rapids, among others...
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*Thursday, January 23, 2014*

Lanae Hale
LuminousCITY, a collective of musicians, songwriters, and artists from Rolling Hills Community Church and Music City, announce the release of their eponymous debut recording. The modern sacred collection of new and re-imagined songs represents more than a year of dreaming, songwriting, and collaboration, set into motion by a successful Indiegogo campaign. An intimate meditation on prayer, space, and the Divine, LuminousCITY's street date release is slated for February 4, 2014...
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Pillar
Grammy-nominated and Dove-Award winning rock band Pillar announces the return of the classic member line-up with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign, which has already received half of it's funding with 23 days left. Pillar members - Rob Beckley, Noah Henson, Kalel Wittig, and Lester Estelle - are reuniting to create a new studio project for the first time in five years. Pillar has set up their Kickstater campaign to partner with their incredibly strong fan base to create a new album together. "We are thrilled to be back as a band and write music that impacts lives, which is something we have missed during our hiatus...
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IONA
IONA's brand new 2 cd live album 'Edge of the World' is now available from the band's website, www.iona.uk.com, and Amazon.com. Iona's new 2 disc live album brings you tracks recorded in venues in the UK and The Netherlands as part of their extensive 'Another Realm' tour in 2012. Featuring eight live tracks from their recent, critically acclaimed 'Another Realm' album alongside many Iona favourites, hear why Iona have been such a popular...
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Show Hope
On the heels of celebrating ten years of service in 2013, Show Hope™ is kicking off the new year by promoting their advocates movement. Show Hope, a nonprofit orphan care ministry founded by GRAMMY® award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, continues its topical monthly focus by highlighting this grassroots program that raises awareness and funds for orphans. The advocates program enables each person to use their passions, talents, and hobbies to raise funds and awareness to transform...
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Montell Jordan
The creative process has started for a new album from Montell Jordan and Victory World Music that is tentatively planned for a 2014 release. Jordan recently had a songwriting session with fellow recording artist, songwriter and worship leader, Ross King (Todd Agnew, Jimmy Needham). The pair collaborated in Atlanta at the Victory World Recording Studio to begin working on songs for the new project...
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Crowder
Unsigned Only Music Competition today announced its judging panel and mentors for the 2014 competition, which is now accepting entries. Judges consist of iconic recording artists and journalists, each bringing unique expertise in a wide variety of contemporary music genres. Mentors include the top echelon of record company executives, ranging from label Presidents to A&R reps. Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label, Unsigned Only's goal is to find an outstanding, talented performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist. The Grand Prize...
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*Wednesday, January 22, 2014*

Switchfoot
Despite lead singer Jon Foreman's surfing injury the day before the release of their new album (January 14 on Atlantic Records/Word), forcing the postponement of their hometown record release show in San Diego, the Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot have plenty to be happy about - Fading West has debuted at # 6 on this week's Billboard Top 200, came in at #2 on the Rock Album and hit #1 on the overall Christian/Gospel charts. Their previous release, 2011's Vice Verses, peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top 200...
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Satellites & Sirens
Nashville based synth group, Satellites & Sirens have been busy. With a new record deal on DREAM Records and a new upcoming album titled, One Noise, the guys are gearing up for a great year ahead. Today, we are proud to announce that they will be joining the We Won't Be Shaken tour featuring Building 429, Hawk Nelson and Family Force 5 in March...
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Facedown Records is proud to welcome Mouth of the South to the Family! For six years, Texas' Mouth of the South has been blazing trails with their fiery metalcore riffs and tenacious southern attitude. Though the band has evolved almost entirely from the original lineup and sound in 2007, the fervor is still there as is evidenced by their three self-released albums and well-established touring schedule...
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Mary Mary
Faith will be tested in the most intense season of WE tv's MARY MARY, premiering Thursday, February 27 at 9PM ET/PT. Their personal lives are demanding all the attention as Erica and Tina Campbell's world is turned upside-down from shocking betrayals and devastating news. Tina deals with an intimate issue fans will be shocked to learn the details about, and as Erica struggles to care for her sister, she begins to launch her solo career. When all is shattered, the ladies must look within themselves, and each other, to find the strength to pick up the pieces...
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Today, Reach Records sent out this official statement titled, "Art, Symbolism, and Our Mission": "To the 116 Family, We wanted to take the time to address some concerns that we have received on a variety of Reach Records artwork. Like many platforms in the hip-hop genre, we too have been accused of connections to shadow organizations, such as the Illuminati. While the purpose of this letter isn't to walk through each piece of artwork, what we did feel is necessary is to affirm our mission to all of you...
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The multi-faceted music production company and label, PAJAM Music Group (PMG), has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with the #1 independent Gospel music distributor, Central South Distribution (CSD). The PAJAM team comprised of industry leaders Paul "pda" Allen, Walter "Stone" Kearney and J. Moss, will spearhead the label from artist development to creative marketing direction and will give artists an array of avenues and breakout opportunities to promote their music...
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Charlotte North Carolina producer, rapper and songwriter Dae-Lee prepped the industry and music fans with his 2011 promotional project 'The Great Progression,' which made many stand up and take notice of his fresh style and versatile delivery. With the release of his new single "Life Is Worship" (featuring Chris Brown of Elevation Worship), Dae-Lee's eyes are now set on his debut album "REFLECT" that will hit the street in the spring of 2014...
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*Tuesday, January 21, 2014*

SCC
Five-time GRAMMY® winner and highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, who was GRAMMY® nominated again this year for his No. 1 single “Love Take Me Over,” announces the spring leg of his very successful “The Glorious Unfolding Tour.” The lineup for the second leg of the tour, which recorded nearly 20 sell-outs on the fall run, includes special guests The Afters and Josh Wilson. The tour continues Chapman’s support of his recent album release...
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Meredith Andrews
Word Entertainment has collaborated once again with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and their production company LightWorkers Media to release SON OF GOD: Music Inspired by the Epic Motion Picture available at all digital retailers today (iTunes link). The 12-song collection, a musical companion to the 20th Century Fox feature film "Son of God" due out February 28, features music by today's top Christian artists including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro...
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Jesus Culture is calling all revivalists to gather for a Night of Worship and Ministry, an evening focused on seeking the Lord through whole-hearted worship, prayer, and preaching, coming soon to a city near you. Chris Quilala and Justin Jarvis lead the journey of worship, along with the inspiring sounds of the Jesus Culture band. Pastor Scott Thompson ends the wondrous night with a time of preaching and ministry. The Night of Worship and Ministry dates kick off March 9 in Los Angeles...
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The highly anticipated new album from Saving Grace "The Urgency" is officially out today! You can pick up a copy in Facedown's online store now, and as always the album is available on all digital outlets so make sure to check them out in MP3 format at these links:
iTunes / AmazonMP3...
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Loftland
Wisconsin pop band, Loftland are proud to announce their highly anticipated album, I Don't Want To Dance, which comes out February 18th featuring their new single, "Hold On, Small One". The group will be showcasing their single as part of a remix contest hosted by famed producer, David Thulin. The contest will invite everyone to download the vocal stems from the track, "Hold On, Small One", adding their own flavor to it and re-uploading to the same site...
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Nu-Metal rock band Mayfly have announced the official release of their upcoming eight-track EP entitled Vereor Deus, Non Dogma, due to release February 11, 2014 on Voluminous Records. The single "Eternal Respiration" was released digitally October 29th and is available on iTunes, AmazonMP3 and other top digital retail sites worldwide...
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Internationally acclaimed, intense singer/songwriter/praise leader Jake Hamilton releases independently his highly anticipated, third album, Beautiful Rider, available today at iTunes® and with global distribution through Fuel Music Distribution and Rylan Records. Recording with his band as Jake Hamilton and the Sound, the former Jesus Culture Music artist's sound, while in a class of its own compared to the rest of the modern worship scene...
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*Monday, January 20, 2014*

Earlier today, Indie-rock trio Colony House released the second video off their new EP for the song "Waiting For My Time To Come." The second of three, the new songs are just a taste of what's to come including a full length album set to be released later this year...
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Brainstorm Artists Int'l, in partnership with Meis Music Group, is pleased to announce the release of Remembering Gene Eugene, a thoughtful look at the life and music of Gene Eugene, former member of Adam Again and The Lost Dogs, as told by his friends and peers. Testimonies surround solo recordings of 3 cover songs, the last ones Gene made...
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Award-winning Lamon Records artist Sean Guerrero is impacting lives around the world with the music video for his powerful rock ballad, "Walls," which will impact radio on February 3rd. Produced by GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer, Dave Moody, the song sends a strong warning against suicide...
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*Friday, January 17, 2014*

Pillar
Rock band Pillar announced in October of 2012 that they were reuniting the classic Fireproof/The Reckoning-era band lineup to create an all-new studio album. However, fans wondered what was up when 2013 came and went and all they received was a Christmas cover song. However, Pillar has not stopped releasing signs (via social media) that the band is still actively pursuing this new project and today the band has finally debuted a brand new Kickstarter campaign to fund the record. The projected release time is August of this year...
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Anberlin
Tooth & Nail Records announces the welcomed return of Anberlin with the band's re-signing and release of their new and final studio album due out this summer. In support of their final studio album that is currently being recorded, Anberlin will set out on a final worldwide tour to say thank you to all of their loyal fans. Yet to be announced shows will include USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore and Philippines with more countries to be announced. The band will also be a part of the massive 2014 Vans Warped Tour celebrating the tour's 20 years as one of the largest summer festivals...
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Less than two weeks remaining in "Brick By Brick" Indiegogo campaign to raise $7,000 to make much needed upgrades to equipment at Avon, NY-based Bluebrick Recordings. Longtime musician, recording artist and humanitarian Jesse Sprinkle has made Bluebrick Recordings his livelihood since founding the studio in 2007. Since then, he and business partner George Hochbrueckner have hosted countless musicians for production, concerts, and special events. But on Jan. 5, the studio suffered a large setback when Sprinkle was met by a devastating equipment failure. He found the soundboard and computer dead, along with the studio speakers...
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*Thursday, January 16, 2014*

Anberlin
Rock band Anberlin just released a video on Anberlin.com minutes ago that serves as a retrospective look at the band. In the video, which shows a mashup of the on-the-road footage, the band members reflect on the past 12 years of Anberlin while announcing that 2014 will be their final year as a band. To retire the band right, they plan on recording a final album this year and touring the world one last time in hopes to see all of their fans one more time...
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Newsboys
Marking yet another first in its record-breaking history, NewSong's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-the world's #1 first quarter tour for three consecutive years based on attendance-comes to Atlanta's Georgia Dome February 8. In addition to Winter Jam's star-studded 2014 lineup-led by Newsboys and Lecrae-the Winter Jam 2014 Dome Spectacular will feature a special appearance by University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt and other surprise guests...
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*Wednesday, January 15, 2014*

MercyMe
Ending 2013 on a high note with the release of their energetic single, "Shake," GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning band MercyMe carries the enthusiasm into 2014 as they announce their eighth studio album Welcome To The New, available April 8, 2014 from Fair Trade. Collaborating with producers David Garcia and Ben Glover (TobyMac, Mandisa), Welcome To The New represents a shift in tone for the multi-platinum selling group...
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Jonny Lang
Jonny Lang will kick off 2014 with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this evening on ABC. Lang and his band perform "Blew Up (The House)" on air along with "What Your Looking For" for online broadcast. Both tracks are from Lang's latest album, Fight For My Soul, which was released late last year to critical acclaim. Long recognized for his passionate performances, Lang continues to peform twenty shows a month on average...
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Minnesota-based GotSoul Music has announced the official release date for Soul Cutz Vol. 2, an urban compilation project featuring eight diverse artists from across the country. The list of featured artists includes Mahogany Jones, M.O.G., Tryenyse Jones, Exoduz, A.P., Godzsun, Soulyrik and Julian. The album is set to release on February 25, 2014, and will be available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and various other digital retail sites...
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*Tuesday, January 14, 2014*

Needtobreathe
NEEDTOBREATHE is proud to announce the release of their upcoming album Rivers In The Wasteland. Set for an April 15 release on Atlantic Records/Word, Rivers In The Wasteland is the follow up to their acclaimed album The Reckoning, which saw the band spend over two years on the road in support of a collection of anthemic rock that caught the attention of The New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today...
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Switchfoot
Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot will release their new album, Fading West, today on Atlantic Records/Word. The album was exclusively streamed as an iTunes Radio First Play last week offering fans a sneak preview. A 47-city U.S. tour in support of the new album has also been announced, with performances confirmed at Terminal 5 in New York, House of Blues Chicago, and The Wiltern in Los Angeles, amongst many others...
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John Mark McMillan
Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan has just released his first single, "Future / Past" from his upcoming independent release, Borderland, at iTunes. John Mark's fourth studio album will release on March 4, 2014. Just hours after releasing, "Future / Past" jumped to No. 2 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Song chart. Click here to purchase this single. Supporting today's single release...
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Emery
Joshua Fest is returning to their hometown for their Northern California 10th annual, three day music and camping festival. The three day festival's lineup includes some of the most amazing and emerging talent in the industry, plus tons of workshops and other family-friendly activities for all ages. The festival will be held Aug 29th-31st, 2014 at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, California. Friday night will play host to represent a true Seattle style rock fest, with none other then Emery and The Classic Crime back to back. Also side projects from each group will be present with Matt and Toby...
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War Of Ages
War of Ages will be burning up the road to Facedown Fest with Saving Grace and special guest Mouth of the South this spring! War of Ages' vocalist Leroy Hamp says the band is anxious to get on the road. "This March WOA headliner marks our first FULL US tour of 2014. We are very excited to share the stage with New Zealand's Saving Grace and Facedown Records' new blood Mouth of The South! BRING YOUR BATTLE AXE!...
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Carlos Whittaker
Chances are you’ve heard of musician, thought leader, blogger and communicator Carlos Whittaker and just didn’t realize it. You may have heard of him through a certain viral video that received a People’s Choice Award, his segment on TLC’s "LA Ink" or maybe through his popular blog. Whatever the outlet, one thing’s for certain – Carlos Whittaker knows how to make big moments in his life. On April 1, Whittaker brings it all together in his first book aptly titled, “Moment Maker – You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You.” With life happening all around, what you get out of it depends on how engaged and deliberate you are...
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John Schlitt
Grammy and Dove Award-winning vocalist John Schlitt is set to join actor Stephen Baldwin in a new sitcom, Rock And A Hard Place, slated to go into production in the Spring. The faith-based television project features Schlitt in the role of John, the maintenance man at Solid Rock Church, where Baldwin's character is the pastor. The sitcom, which has reached its initial Kickstarter goal to produce the pilot, is currently in Phase Two as the production team strives to make a "reach goal" of $100,000. The deadline for contributions is 9 p.m. E.T. Thursday, January 16...
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Nicole C. Mullen
National Worship Leader Conference has announced its 2014 conference event schedule featuring special appearances by Nicole C.Mullen, Tim Hughes, Matt Maher, Paul Baloche, Meredith Andrews, Rush of Fools, Christy Nockels, All Sons and Daughters, Tim Timmons, One Sonic Society, The Digital Age, Gateway Worship, and many more. Keynote speakers, such as Leonard Sweet, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Marva Dawn, Marcos Witt, include the most influential, insightful and challenging thought leaders in the Church across traditions...
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American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado launched his new single, "Hope for Tomorrow," that is now available on iTunes, with a portion of the proceeds going to Project HOPE's disaster recovery efforts in the Philippines where millions are still struggling after Typhoon Haiyan. The song was released by AIC Records...
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*Monday, January 13, 2014*

JoC
Twenty years ago this year, Jars of Clay made their debut in music with their independent project, Frail. Little did they know that album would pave the road for their self-titled release a year later that would catapult them to stardom. To commemorate 20 years of music-making, and their latest release Inland, Jars of Clay is planning a few special performances--online and also one in their home studio--as well as special online performance videos...
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Manafest
Manafest has turned to fan-funding to put together his next album, The Moment, and listeners can head over to his campaign at PledgeMusic to pitch in. About the project, Manafest writes: "Hey Guys, I’m excited to announce that I’ve begun writing and recording my 8th studio album currently entitled “The Moment”. It’s been 12 years since I released my first EP and I can’t thank my fans enough for all the support over the years. I wouldn’t be here without you...
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CHANEL HAYNES releases her "Believe" performance with the South Carolina State University Marching 101 band on video. Chanel spent time with Marching 101 at the university to capture the event on video and produce the production, which was directed by DJ Cleve. "It's crazy how much fun I had making this video," said Chanel."There is nothing like being on a college campus hanging out with the band and the football team...
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Daily Disciples Ministries and David M. Edwards are pleased to announce their partnership in launching a national tour of women's conferences throughout 2014 sponsored by Salem Communications. Hosted by Bobbye Brooks and Tonilee Adamson, the "Power of Friendship" is a one-day conference designed to help women learn how to cultivate positive relationships and friends for life. The tour takes place in over 20 major US cities beginning February 2014 and running through November...
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for King & Country
Hawk Nelson's collaboration with MercyMe's lead singer Bart Millard on the song "Words" has nabbed Song Of The Year honors from Australia's national Christian music airplay chart, The Rock Across Australia (TRAA). And Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY has garnered Artist Of the Year. Chart researcher Wes Jay says "Words" secured the most airplay of any Christian song on Australian Christian radio in the past year, and for KING & COUNTRY generated the most high rotation airplay by a Christian act across the sector...
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*Saturday, January 11, 2014*

Facedown Fest 2014 is returning once again to The Stronghold in Chino, California. The two-day fest will be held March 28-29 at The Stronghold Venue and will feature a large showing of Facedown bands, including a reunion of the mighty Sinai Beach! Tickets will go on sale February 1 at facedownrecords.com/facedown-fest...
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Natalie Grant
The Dare to Be...The Journey Continues 2014 event tour launches this weekend, with two of the upcoming dates already sold out. The tour kicks off in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, January 10. Crossing the United States and creating an unforgettable experience for women of all ages to come together and 'dare to be' empowered to make a difference in their life, their family and community, the event tour features Grammy® nominated vocalist Natalie Grant and international speaker, Bible teacher and author Charlotte Gambill. Tickets are on sale now for remaining events...
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*Friday, January 10, 2014*

Red Hen Records is pleased to announce the release of Triplicity, the third album from award-winning recording artist Red Roots. Red Roots features identical triplets, Nika, Nicole, and Natalie Taylor. With a stage persona as fiery as their blazing red locks, it's no surprise Red Roots is enjoying tremendous success. Five radio singles off their first two albums have charted in the top 40 of the Singing News Magazine, with the first single "Seven Days" off Triplicity being their highest radio debut to date...
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*Thursday, January 9, 2014*

Erica Campbell kicked off the New Year with an all-new music video for her next single "Help." Shot yesterday in Los Angeles, the video was directed by legendary and iconic director Billy Woodruff. Shot in HD, Campbell looked absolutely stunning in the Woodruff led video that features breakthrough rapper Lecrae and her daughter Krista Campbell. As always Erica stays relevant in her delivery with this right-on-time ballad that is coupled with Lecrae's poignant rap. Woodruff's beautiful aesthetic is evident, matching both the power and passion of the song. The collaboration is memorable and a sure fire hit for both in Gospel and urban platforms...
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American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado always knew his faithful Philippine fans would be there in his hour of need -- now he is there for theirs. Rosado and AIC Records debut a new single, "Hope for Tomorrow," on January 14 with proceeds going to Project HOPE's typhoon disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, where Rosado has long felt the love of his largest fan base...
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*Wednesday, January 8, 2014*

Kari Jobe
Well-respected and GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe is preparing for an impactful 2014 with her tour that will coincide with the release of her highly anticipated new album and live DVD, Majestic (Capitol CMG), which will release on March 25. Jobe’s “Majestic Tour” will feature special guest Rend Collective beginning February 27 concluding on April 8. Tickets are available via Premier Productions here. The tour will feature songs from Majestic that showcase what Jobe does so giftedly and gracefully – lead others into an unique worship experience...
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Number One Gun
Number One Gun got the original band back together in 2013 to record their brand new album "This Is All We Know." This album will release digitally on January 14th, 2014! You can pre-order the album today at iTunes for just $7.99 and get the song "Disappear" that features Stephen Christian from Anberlin...
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Newsboys, Mandisa, Natalie Grant, Royal Tailor, Hawk Nelson, and several others have added a name to their CD's label copy that might at first seem unexpected. Daywind Music Publishing, traditionally known for being a mainstay in the Southern Gospel market bolstering hit songwriters such as Karen Peck, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, Kenna West, Sue Smith, Jason Cox and several more, has launched a new publishing division with full force...
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Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune will release the first-ever live new album from Fortune & FIYA, Live Through It, on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. Bringing alive a powerful night of inspiring music and ministry, the highly-anticipated new album features 20 tracks on a two-disc set, with guest appearances from Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez, Israel Houghton, Isaac Carree, Alexis Spight, and Da' T.R.U.T.H...
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On February 4, 2014, Passion City Church Resources will unveil the new Passion Talk Boy Meets Girl and Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection, featuring four key titles bundled together for the first time. The offerings are the newest installments of the powerful and compelling, 1 million plus selling Passion Talk Series from Passion founder, Passion City Church Pastor and visionary, Louie Giglio. The Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection will feature a brand new talk, "Moved By Mercy," which has left audiences across the country inspired on Chris Tomlin's "Burning Lights Tour," the most successful of his career...
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To usher in Valentine's Day, EBONY magazine is showcasing the love among three African-American power couples in its February 2014 issue. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, Carmelo and La La Anthony and David and Tamela Mann will each have their own cover, and inside the magazine, readers can learn about the spouses' love stories, how they knew they had found "the one," and what they do keep the fires burning. This is the first time each of the celebrity power couples will grace a magazine cover with his or her spouse and offer exclusive...
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*Tuesday, January 7, 2014*

Vota
Acclaimed Christian pop/rock band VOTA is significantly closer to helping curb human trafficking from Nepal into India through the funding of five border monitoring stations with their "Love Found Me" campaign. Initiated by the band in early 2013, in partnership with Tiny Hands International and Taylor University, the "Love Found Me" campaign has surpassed its initial goal of raising $150,000 to fund five monitoring stations on the border of Nepal and India for five years. The stations will help prevent an estimated 3000 girls from being trafficked between the countries...
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Charlie Peacock
It’s only January 7th and Nashvillian Charlie Peacock, GRAMMY® Award winning, multi-genre record producer, is at No. 1 on the iTunes® Jazz Chart with LEMONADE, his collection of twelve solo piano improvisations. Charlie Peacock’s production of The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow garnered two GRAMMY® Awards in 2011 and was Gold certified. The eponymously titled The Civil Wars (2013) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Chart, has sold over 300,000 copies and is GRAMMY®-nominated. Peacock’s production of Holly Williams and The Lone Bellow were also singled out in 2013 as commercially and critically significant on many Best of 2013 lists...
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Francesca Battistelli
42nd Annual Dove Awards' "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, graced the historic Grand Ole Opry stage on January 4 for the first time. A career milestone for the vocalist, she sang her Grammy-nominated song "Free To Be Me" and her hit song "This Is the Stuff." Battistelli is slated to release her third studio album, If We're Honest, on April 22. The album features her latest single, "Write Your Story," which was the most added song at Christian radio on January 6...
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Artist, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb, who releases her anticipated first solo project on February 18, As Sure As The Sun (Full Heart Music), just can't hold in her excitement. Setting out in November with a Kickstarter campaign to garner support for the making of her album, Holcomb set a goal of $40,000 to be raised in 50 days, which was met in just three days. At the end of the campaign, Holcomb raised over $108,000 with 1,756 backers. This Kickstarter campaign placed her 4th overall top Christian Kickstarter Campaign as well as placing in the Top 30 Most Funded Kickstarter Music campaigns of all time...
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Humble Beast is honored to announce their new partnership with Jackie Hill. Over the last year, Humble Beast has had the privilege of getting to know Jackie Hill while serving alongside her at several conferences and on various projects - including her guest feature this past year on Beautiful Eulogy's track "Organized Religion" from Instruments of Mercy. Jackie's unique platform, creativity, & ultimately her commitment to glory & grace of Jesus Christ have proven to be a perfect fit in their family...
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Swedish producer, David Thulin is proud to announce the first of 2 EPs from the second volume of the Reconstruction series simply titled, Reconstruction Vol 2.1. After a successful debut of Reconstruction featuring artists such as Group 1 Crew, Manic Drive, Silverline and Beckah Shae, David releases new remixes of Natalie Grant, Press Play, Rapture Ruckus, Shine Bright Baby, Jonathan Thulin and his debut single, "Light In Me" (feat. Nicole Croteau). Pick up the album by clicking here...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Integrity Music kicks off the new year with today's release of iWorship Now/Next 2014, a collection of 15 worship songs that are impacting the church "now" along with new songs that are destined to be the "next" anthems sung by congregations the world over. The songs featured on iWorship Now/Next 2014 are from a variety of worship leaders, artists and ministries including: All Sons & Daughters, Darlene Zschech, Martin Smith, New Life Worship, Paul Baloche, Planetshakers, Rend Collective, Tim Hughes, The City Harmonic, Worship Central, Dustin Smith and Jennie Lee Riddle...
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*Monday, January 6, 2014*

Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated artist and 42nd Annual Dove Awards' "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, is slated to release her third studio album, If We're Honest, on April 22. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer and her longtime collaborator Ian Eskelin, the album features 11 tracks all co-written by Battistelli. Contemporary Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Battistelli's debut album My Paper Heart received RIAA Gold certification and a GRAMMY® nomination while her sophomore effort Hundred More Years...
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Big Daddy Weave Dove Award-winning group Big Daddy Weave is celebrating their third consecutive No. 1 hit with "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)" today. It is the first No. 1 single of the year on both the National Christian Audience chart and AC Monitored chart. This marks the second straight year the band has scored the first AC Monitored No. 1 of the year, with the band's blockbuster hit, "Redeemed," holding the top spot for the first chart in January 2013. The three consecutive No. 1 singles - "Love Come To Life," "Redeemed" and "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)...
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City Harbor
Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group new recording act City Harbor, comprised of singer/songwriters Molly Reed and Robby Earle, will release their debut self-titled album this February 4, 2014. City Harbor was produced by Ben Glover (Britt Nicole), David Garcia (Mandisa, Tobymac) and Matt Bronleewee (Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin). WHO IS CITY HARBOR? The moniker City Harbor is quite the fit for this duo's blend of organic and harmonic pop. With songs sharing about real-life issues, such as living out our faith in such a complex world, the words "City Harbor...
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*Friday, January 3, 2014*

Children 18:3
Sibling rock band Children 18:3 has just posted a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new album, but it's not just a new studio album... it's their final one. The full announcement on Kickstarter reads: "Children 18:3 has released 2 EPs and 3 full length records through Tooth and Nail. Now we are doing our final album with the fans. We need your help to partner with us as we record our final album. We want to make the album of our life. We have so much to say on this record...
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*Wednesday, January 1, 2014*

Justin McRoberts
To celebrate his 40th birthday today, Justin McRoberts has put together a FREE compilation of tracks from his career -- 24 songs, including a full copy of his latest album, K! Titled 24 on 40, anyone can download the collection at Noisetrade.com now, and even offer a tip if they'd like to. About the project, Justin writes, "I turn 40 on Jan 1. I'm being told this is a significant moment. Of course, most of the folks telling me that are younger than I am. Regardless, I'm taking a moment to reflect on the 15 years I've spent as an artist. And upon reflection, I'd like to thank you for being a part of my life and career...
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Indie folk foursome The Vespers have launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $30,000 to fund a third album, titled Sisters and Brothers. About the project, the band says, "From January 6th - January 31st we are scheduled to create our 3rd record with an awesome producer named Paul Moak at his incredibly legit studio called The Smoakstack in Nashville. It is very expensive to do this, and we need you...
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