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*Wednesday, March 25, 2015*


for King & Country for KING & COUNTRY Set for Jimmy Kimmel Debut Tonight

Two-time Grammy Award winners, for KING & COUNTRY, will celebrate two firsts this week. One, their debut performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," to take place from the "Kimmel café" tonight and the other, their first VESSEL video premiere of their song "Fix My Eyes," from their album Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. The Vessel premiere of "Fix My Eyes", which was shot in Knoxville before a sold-out... << Full Report >>
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Flame Christian Hip Hop Artist FLAME Releases Book, "All In"

Christian Hip Hop artist FLAME releases his first book titled, ALL IN. It is a Christian living book geared toward young adults. The theme 'all in' is a metaphor to describe one's full commitment to God. The book begins with a Foreword written by pastor and author, Thabiti Anyabwile. An endorsement by Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, states "Flame is one of the most theologically rooted and creatively dynamic artists in North America today. In this book, Flame calls us to a life of obedient commitment to Christ. The book will challenge you with the Word of the Kingdom and will prompt you toward wisdom as... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant GSN'S "It Takes A Church" Returns For Season 2 March 26

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, will premiere the second season of their hit matchmaking show, IT TAKES A CHURCH on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Grammy®-nominated vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, returns as host, visiting churches in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana and Wyoming, in hopes of finding love for one single congregant. Each week, IT TAKES A CHURCH... << Full Report >>
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Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Great Big Family Room Tour Sells Out 14 Shows

Halfway in to one of the most unique tours of 2015, Fervent Records and Dove Award winning artist, Sidewalk Prophets, has sold-out 14 of 18 shows on their current Great Big Family Room tour. The unconventional tour, which has covered 8,000 miles and made its way to 11 states has several components built in to the overall experience with the goal of connecting with fans and concert-goers as personally and authentically as possible... << Full Report >>
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Rachael Lampa Virtual School of the Arts Brings Music Education and Music Industry All-Stars to Nashville Starting April 1

With music and the arts disappearing from schools nationwide, Virtual School of the Arts (VSA) is stepping forward to bring music education back to our schools. On April 1st, the program will launch in its first Middle Tennessee school, setting up shop at John Early Museum Magnet Middle School in Nashville. “Through our partnership with John Early Museum Magnet Middle School, we are able to give music lessons via Skype to students that normally couldn't afford private music lessons right here in our city,” says VSA founder and renowned drummer and songwriter, Chad Chapin (Ben Folds, Casting Crowns, dcTalk)... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 24, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight Lead Singer Dawn Michele Welcomes First Baby

Fireflight's lead singer Dawn Michele and her husband, musician Matt Lott, celebrate the birth of their first baby. Johnny Scott Danger Lott was born in Albuquerque yesterday (3/23/15) at 12:21 pm MDT, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19½ inches long. "Meet Johnny Scott Danger Lott. This is the best day of my life!" tweets Dawn and sharing the photo on Instagram and Facebook. "Your prayers made it possible. I love you all!" While Dawn enjoys her time as a first-time mother, Fireflight's touring remains quiet. All that is about to change though with the... << Full Report >>
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Dave Barnes Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes' Two Birds / One Stone Tour to Benefit Mocha Club

Mocha Club and singer-songwriters Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz announced today the continuation of a 10-year partnership to change communities in Africa. With the launch of their Two Birds / One Stone Tour on March 26 and continuing through each date, Barnes and Wertz will share the work of Mocha Club and ask concert-goers to join in on the efforts. "Right around when we both started playing music to crowds ten years ago, Mocha Club started as a way to give small sacrifices to make a BIG difference... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West David Garcia and Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriters of the Year at ASCAP Christian Music Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held last night at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams was on hand to help celebrate the evening's honorees before an audience of distinguished songwriters, Christian music stars and music industry leaders. Top honors were awarded to the following... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope's Red Bus Project Supports Orphans

With over five tours to date, thousands of students from more than 100 colleges nationally have tangibly acted to care for orphans with Show Hope's Red Bus Project. Through a unique British double-decker-bus-turned-rolling-thrift-store, students have learned about the needs of orphans, signed up to get involved, and even donated and shopped for clothes to help provide families for waiting orphans around the world. So far, the Red Bus Project has reached out to more than 300,000 students, sharing the message of advocating for orphans. To continue this powerful mission of impacting students around the U.S., the Red Bus is currently visiting 14 colleges this spring... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 20, 2015*


for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Release Music Video For "Shoulders"

for KING & COUNTRY, the two-time 2015 GRAMMY Award-winning Australian brother duo, Joel and Luke Smallbone, releases the official music video for their latest single, "Shoulders." Filmed in Nashville and Chattanooga, TN, the video is directed by Ben Smallbone, with support from Joel Smallbone, and features several powerful scenarios oriented around a central theme of redemption. "When it came to creating a music video for 'Shoulders,' we knew that it had to carry as much personal and spiritual meaning as the song. Ultimately, the video expands on the question about where help... << Full Report >>
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Tree63 Tree63 Offers First Song In 7 Years Through Kickstarter

Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 launched a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. As the band nears its funding goal, they are offering to all who participate in the Kickstarter campaign the first new single from Tree63 in over seven years, "The Storm." Once the campaign is fully funded, participants will receive a download of the track... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys Among Star-Studded Line-Up At Do You Believe Premiere

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips of GRAMMY®-nominated, best-selling mega group Newsboys were among a star-studded line-up walking the red carpet earlier this week at the Hollywood premiere of Pure Flix's highly-anticipated new theatrical release, "Do You Believe?" The latest film from the creators of the 2014 smash hit "God's Not Dead," "Do You Believe?" sees a dozen different souls, all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ…even if they don't believe it. Yet... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 19, 2015*


NewSong Newsong's Critically-Acclaimed "Faithful" Debuts At #1

Faithful, the highly-anticipated live worship set from GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan's Praise & Worship chart for the week ending March 15. The critically-acclaimed Integrity Music project also landed at #3 on Nielsen SoundScan's Current Contemporary Christian chart, marking the chart's highest debut of the week. NewSong's first live recording since 2005's Rescue, Faithful released March 10 and features songwriting... << Full Report >>
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Susan Toney Keeps God In The Mainstream Mix

Celebrated as a poignant lyricist, accomplished musician and transcendent vocalist, SUSAN TONEY wings from her homebase in LA to Nashville this month to support the release of her latest single. "Missing Me (Remix)." The new music showcases a fusion of pop, country, rock and rhythm and blues coming from her, much celebrated CD project release, LOVE IS THE CURE-THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 18, 2015*


Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Releases "Diamonds" This Week

Hawk Nelson has released their new studio album Diamonds (Fair Trade Services) this week. In celebrating their seventh studio album, Hawk Nelson is making stops in Houston, TX (KSBJ), South Bend, IN (PulseFM), Champaign, IL (WBGL) and Phoenix, AZ (Family Life Radio) for radio concerts and promotions. The band can also be seen on WGN's Chicago top-rated morning show on March 19th as they perform their song "Just Getting Started" live during the 9 am CT hour... << Full Report >>
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Joanne Cash Continues the Cash Family Legacy with Release of Star-Studded Duets Album on April 1

Gospel music legend Joanne Cash, sister of country music icon Johnny Cash, will release her latest album, Breaking Down the Barriers, on April 1st. The star-studded duets album from Nashville-based indie label Proverbial Excellence will be available in stores and at all digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon, distributed by Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution. On Breaking Down the Barriers, Joanne teamed up with many of her famous friends for a collection of 14 duets that are firmly planted in Gospel... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 17, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Offers Backyard Concert for Charity

Atlantic/Word Entertainment recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity. The silent auction, which coincides with the Grammy nominated rock band's annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tournament, will begin at 6pm ET on March 23rd, and also features items donated by musical artists including Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon among others. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and... << Full Report >>
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Matt Maher Matt Maher Releases New Studio Album, "Saints and Sinners"

Multi-GRAMMY® nominee and acclaimed songwriter Matt Maher released his fifth studio album today, with Essential Records/Provident Label Group, Saints And Sinners. Also available today is a digital-only deluxe edition that features five bonus tracks, two additional live cuts and an exclusive unplugged version of "Because He Lives (Amen)." The album's first single, "Because He Lives (Amen)," is in the Top 5 at radio, currently sitting at No. 4 on the National Christian Audience Chart and No. 6 on the AC Monitored Chart... << Full Report >>
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NF NF Debuts "Intro" Music Video Today

Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist "NF," is premiering his music video for "Intro" exclusively on the homepage of MTV.com and the broadcast premiere with mtvU. "Intro" is currently airing solely on the mtvU network for the next 24 hours, broadcasting at the top of each hour. Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses, mtvU reaches upwards of nine million U.S. college students, making it the largest and most comprehensive television network targeted for the college audience... << Full Report >>
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Centricity Music Signs Singer/Songwriter Jordan Feliz

Centricity Music announced today the signing of Rock singer/songwriter, Jordan Feliz. His debut project will release in Fall 2015, with a tentative add date for the first radio single this summer. Feliz comes to the label with impressive credentials, after generating a loyal following with his former west coast band, A Current Affair. Feliz is currently writing new material for his upcoming EP and will head into the recording studio in the spring... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 16, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Announces New Studio Album, "Empires" Releasing May 26

RIAA Platinum-selling group Hillsong UNITED has revealed the album cover for their new studio project, EMPIRES, 95,000 feet from space. Presenting the cover from the stratosphere on their website and social media channels, EMPIRES will release May 26 with Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG. This project follows 2013's ZION, the group's most successful and fastest selling album to date... << Full Report >>
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Christy Nockels Christy Nockels Announces First Ever Live Worship Album, "Let It Be Jesus," To Release April 28

Whether in arenas for Passion Conferences or in the auditorium of Passion City Church, Christy Nockels is known for leading thousands in heartfelt worship, and April 28 will mark the release of her first ever live worship album, Let It Be Jesus. Recorded live at Passion City Church in Atlanta, the album captured a night full of praise to God... << Full Report >>
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Female Hip-Hop Artist, Murk to Release "P31" EP March 31

Female hip hop artist Murk is set to release the "P31" EP on March 31st, 2015 via Dedicated Music Group. Each album track features production by Mr. Del. The project's theme is centered around Proverbs 31 and should be of particular interest to young ladies. On P31, she covers several topics familiar to young women including: self esteem, forgiveness/grace... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 13, 2015*


Francesca Battistelli Word Publishing Wins Big At SESAC Christian Music Awards

Word Publishing scored several wins at the SESAC Christian Music Awards, held Tuesday, March 3 at City Winery in Nashville, TN. The awards recognized activity for songwriter and publishers in 2014. Word Publishing songwriter, Justin Ebach, was among the night's biggest winners, walking away with three awards, including one for his song, "Hope Can Change Everything." Justin wrote the song for the Detroit K-LOVE Hope House, and one hundred percent of artist and writer royalties from the song... << Full Report >>
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Jamie Grace OrphanSong Unites To Artists To Benefit Children In Africa

OrphanSong, the sophomore release from STORYSONG Music, bows tomorrow (March 13) exclusively at Family Christian Stores nationwide. A diversity of Christian music’s top artists, including Newsboys, Jamie Grace, Jars of Clay, The Gotee Brothers (featuring TobyMac), Nicole C. Mullen, Buddy Greene and Mark Schultz, among others, are featured on the 15-track compilation, which was created to raise funds for physical and educational needs of orphans in Africa... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 12, 2015*


Blanca Blanca Releases Full-Length Solo Debut Album May 4

With the highest charting debut single from a new artist this year,"Who I Am," and performances in front of over a half million people on Winter Jam, critically-acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, is garnering great anticipation for her full-length debut solo album. The self-titled project releases May 4 and builds upon the soul/pop, hip-hop vibe of her debut EP, Who I Am. Currently on tour with Winter Jam, the largest tour in North America for the first quarter, according to Pollstar... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group Kingdom Set To Release "Acoustic Sessions" April 14

Northern California worship team, Kingdom is proud to announce the release Acoustic Sessions, which releases April 14th on Dream Records. Featuring hit songs like "God of Fire" and "Chorus of the Saints", the guys show a more stripped down version of their sound with raw acoustics and powerful praise elements. "Victorious" will be the first song featured when they begin pre-orders on iTunes on March 31st. Click below to watch the slide video for the new song... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 11, 2015*


Third Day's "Lead Us Back" Debuts At #20 On Billboard Top 200

Third Day
GRAMMY©, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning group THIRD DAY's new album, LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, at #13 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums Chart, and #1 on Billboard's Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart this week. Coinciding with the release, the popular Contemporary Christian rock band performed to a sold-out audience at the Beacon Theatre in New York on... << Full Report >>
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The Neverclaim The Neverclaim Releases "The Joy" July 2015

Portland, OR based band, The Neverclaim, soared onto musical radars with 2012's Revival being named a top 10 Worship Leader Magazine album of the year. The recording was followed by the band's self-titled Essential Records debut in 2013 climbing all the way to No. 34 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers Albums chart. Seeking to see lives transformed by experiencing God and His love, and having gone through a series of personal and professional refining, The Neverclaim returns with... << Full Report >>
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WOW WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition Available Now

The latest in the prolific WOW series, WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition, released yesterday, March 10th, featuring 36 top Christian artists and songs, REMIXED. The 2-CD collection includes 17 brand new remixes like Casting Crowns' "Thrive [The nightSHIFT Remix]," Big Daddy Weave's "Overwhelmed [Neva Remix]," for KING & COUNTRY's "Fix My Eyes [Glory Remix]," Tenth Avenue North's "No Man Is An Island [Ailo Remix] and " Young & Free's "Wake [Through The Night Remix]," among others... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Announces Worship Night in America Events

GRAMMY® Award winner Chris Tomlin's longtime vision is coming to fruition this summer with the launch of Worship Night In America, bringing thousands together across the country to exalt the name of Jesus Christ. Tomlin will be joined by several prominent worship leaders and pastors including Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Matt Redman, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Israel Houghton, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham and Hillsong's Reuben Morgan... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 10, 2015*


RSJ Rebecca St. James Releases New Book, "One Last Thing"

Against the backdrop of the recent box office tidal wave of media coverage and audiences for "Fifty Shades of Grey," the film adaptation of British author E.L. James' blockbuster book trilogy, "acceptable porn" is infiltrating as never before our daily conversations, cultural outlook-and too often personal relationships--says Christian Grammy Award winner and best-selling author, Rebecca St. James. Long an outspoken media voice for' faith and values' issues, St, James is talking this week about her own just released new book, hitting bookshelves this week... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Food for the Hungry Announces Partnership with Newsboys Spring Tour

Food for the Hungry is pleased to partner with best-selling GRAMMY®-nominated, Christian music group Newsboys, as the group kicks off its "We Believe...God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour. The tour, which began February 12 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is scheduled to include more than 40 cities this spring, including Austin, Texas; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Des Moines, Iowa; and Albany, New York, before concluding May 9 in Greensboro, North Carolina... << Full Report >>
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KB KB Launches Second New Single "Crowns & Thorns (Oceans)"

Reach Records has officially launched the pre-order for KB's highly anticipated album, Tomorrow We Live, which releases nationwide on April 21. Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, when fans pre-order the album, they will receive an immediate download of "Sideways feat. Lecrae" and his brand new second single "Crowns & Thorns (Oceans)". Prior to the pre-order roll out, some lucky music lovers in Houston, TX were able to listen to the album in its entirety for the first time over the weekend... << Full Report >>
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Deitrick Haddon eOne Music Signs Deitrick Haddon, Partnering With New Label, DHVISIONS

Two award-winning powerhouses have teamed up to bring gospel music and entertainment to new creative heights, as Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) announces the signing of award-winning gospel superstar, songwriter, and producer Deitrick Haddon to a new partnership, with the formation of his label DHVisions, in association with Relevé Entertainment. In the formation of the DHVisions label partnership with Haddon, the chart-topping record label and hit-making gospel superstar's creative forces come together to continue driving forward the power of gospel across new ground, with the label partnership encompassing new music as well as Haddon, Relevé Entertainment and eOne partnering to develop and produce television/film content... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 9, 2015*


SCC The Bible Tour 2015 Announces Partnership with ChildFund International

The Bible Tour 2015, which launches April 8, has already sold-out the Philadelphia show and is adding a matinee to satisfy the demand in Stamford, CT. The matinee begins at 2pm, followed by an evening performance at 7pm. Click HERE for more information. The 16-show live-concert experience, inspired by the epic TV-series, The Bible, watched by over 100 million people, also announces their partnership with ChildFund International... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 5, 2015*


Matt Kearney Mat Kearney's "Just Kids" Lands In Top 20 On Billboard's Top 200

Mat Kearney has delivered another landmark album with his latest release Just Kids through Inpop/Republic/Aware Records. His fifth studio album debuted in the Top 20 on Billboard's Top 200 and took the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Christian Chart. In conjunction with the release, Mat's recently performed his current single "Billion" on the Today show and graced the cover of CCM's March issue, available now. As fans have been showing their support of Just Kids, critics also are sharing their excitement of Kearney... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity To Release NCC Worship's Label Debut "You Alone" March 31

Integrity Music announces ministry partnership with National Community Church (NCC) and releases globally NCC Worship's first label-distributed recording, You Alone, March 31 as a digital-only Worship Resource Pack. National Community Church is a multi-site church that meets in theaters around the Washington, DC metro area. NCC and its worship team, NCC Worship, exist to make the name of Jesus famous in our generation. To that end, NCC, much like its nonprofit partner, Integrity Music, will donate proceeds from the recording to carry forward that mission... << Full Report >>
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Thomas Nelson Thomas Nelson To Release New Book "All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture" March 24

Publishing giant Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the March 24, 2015 release of Kevin Harvey’s upcoming book, All You Want to Know About the Bible In Pop Culture: Finding Our Creator In Superheroes, Prince Charming, and Other Modern Marvels. When you look closely, past the outrageous outfits and the antics of teen pop-sensations, it’s easy to see that from the big screen to the small screen and right down to the radio waves, God and His stories are still prevalent in pop culture today. There are movies and television shows that speak eternal truth, reality show families who represent believers well, even fictional Christians portrayed in a positive light. And if you listen closely, musicians are still drawing their themes from God as the original songwriters of the Bible did... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope Holds Empowered To Connect Conference in San Antonio April 10 and 11

Show Hope,™ a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times' best-selling author, will offer its next Empowered To Connect (ETC) Conference April 10 and 11. The upcoming conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas and simulcasted for the first time ever to churches and event centers across the U.S. and Canada. There are already 270 churches registered to broadcast the simulcast to date with more registering weekly. It is expected for approximately 10,000 people to participate in the conference... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group New Hope OAHU Nominated For The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Today we are excited to announce that NEW HOPE OAHU's album Victorious has not only been nominated for Religious Album of the Year from The Hawaii Academy of Arts "Na Hoku Hanohano Awards" but also for Overall Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Group of the Year! New Hope Oahu won the prestigious Religious Album of the Year award 2014 making this their second year nominated with a total of 4 nominations and 1 award. The single "We Live" off of Victorious also debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly charts for 5 consecutive weeks! Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley along with Sean Cook and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu/Pastor Wayne Cordeiro in the state of the art recording studio. Victorious captures the spirit of Hawaii coupled with excellence, excitement and relevant... << Full Report >>
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Janice Gaines Motown Gospel Signs Breakthrough New Artist Janice Gaines

Motown Gospel announces the signing of exciting and refreshing singer Janice Gaines. Gaines, an emerging star, is the label's newest game-changer who is poised to bring in the next generation of urban contemporary Gospel music. Gaines will simultaneously release two debut singles-- "The Break-Up Song" (featuring Eric Dawkins) and "Wait On You" on April 7, 2015 to all digital platforms. The first, beat-driven and up-tempo, "The Break-Up Song" offers ingenious, yet profound lyrics coupled with smooth vocals. She's joined by Eric Dawkins whose vocals are simply the archetype... << Full Report >>
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Trant Debuts Single, "Wildflower (feat. John Givez, Dre Murray, and Skye)"

"Wildflower" is the second single from Trant's upcoming release due out March 31. The single features John Givez, Dre Murray, and Skye with production by Frank Boi. When someone is receiving news that they have a terminal illness, such as breast/lung cancer, HIV, or heart disease can be very devastating. As believer's in Christ we want to believe that God has a purpose in our affliction. We can look to the Bible for inspiration when we know someone who is suffering or we ourselves have been diagnosed with an terminal illness... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 4, 2015*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Set to Release First Full Album "How Can It Be" April 14th

Centricity Music's Lauren Daigle is poised to release her debut album, How Can It Be, on April 14, 2015. The critically acclaimed and chart-topping singer/songwriter has quickly become one of the breakout artists of 2015 in the Christian Music industry. Her new project, produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, features 12 songs, with nine of the tunes written or co-written by Daigle. The additional four new songs eren't featured on the five-song digital EP or the physical nine-song EP, which was only available on Daigle's tour dates. The full album will be available at all music retail and online outlets... << Full Report >>
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Rapture Ruckus Rapture Ruckus To Release "Invader Deluxe Edition" March 24

BEC Recordings' Rapture Ruckus is set to release the Invader Deluxe Edition on March 24. This special physical retail piece combines both of the Invader Volume I and Invader Volume II along with the current charting radio single, "Volcano (feat. Jonathan Thulin)," which is currently charting Top 15 at Hot AC/CHR, Top 5 of Rock and on the National Christian Audience charts, and the hit single "In Crowd... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Relativity Studios To Distribute "Hillsong: Let Hope Rise" Film May 29 After Warner Bros. Drops It

Relativity Studios announced today it will distribute Cantinas Entertainment, Grace Hill Media and MediaWeaver Entertainment's currently titled HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE. The film will premiere nationwide on May 29, 2015. Matt Alvarez, who is overseeing the project for Relativity Studios stated, "We are excited to share HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE with moviegoers across the U.S. Chronicling this Christian band's humble beginnings to their present day worldwide ministry is truly remarkable and worthy of their story being told on the big screen... << Full Report >>
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Red Red's "Of Beauty and Rage" Debuts In Top 15 on Billboard Top 200

GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED debuted this week in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard's Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart, and is #10 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums chart - with the recent February 24 release their fifth studio album titled of BEAUTY and RAGE, on Essential Records. Their song, "Darkest Part," is currently Top 5 on Christian Rock Radio and "Yours Again" has been released to Christian CHR/Hot AC. The music video for the "Darkest Part" premiered on Loudwire on February 23, and is also featured on Xbox Live consoles. Watch the video here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KzK-1M3QjE. of BEAUTY and RAGE marks the fifth consecutive... << Full Report >>
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Seth Mosley Centricity Publishing Garners Top Honors at SESAC Christian Music Awards

Centricity Publishing took home top honors at the 2015 SESAC Christian Music Awards, held last night in Nashville. CentricSongs was named Christian Publisher of the Year, while Centricity Publishing's Seth Mosley received the Christian Songwriter of the Year award. In addition, both CentricSongs and Mosley were recognized with seven national performance activity awards, as well as honors for the Billboard #1 song, "Fight Song," written by Mosley and recorded by The Almost... << Full Report >>
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Creation Festivals Looking Forward To Big Year In 2015

Creation Festivals partners and Executive Producers, Pastor Harry Thomas (co-Founder) and Troy Duhon (Executive Producer of God's Not Dead) are thrilled to announce a multitude of exciting new upgrades and improvements for festival-goers. "We're looking forward to our best year ever in 2015! We are adding conveniences, improvements and new experiences that are all designed to add value and spiritual impact to the Christian music festival experience," explains Thomas. "In 1979, the inaugural year for Creation, we didn't even have showers available... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 3, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Release First Live Album, April 14

Atlantic/Word Entertainment recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details of their first ever live album. NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS arrives everywhere on April 14th. Recorded last September at Nashville's The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS captures the GRAMMY® Award-nominated and 10-time Dove Award-winning rock band on stage and at their best, performing a full live set including such hits as "Washed By The Water," "Something Beautiful," "Keep Your Eyes Open" and "Multiplied" (see attached tracklisting)... << Full Report >>
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Amy Grant Amy Grant To Release "Be Still And Know...Hymns & Faith" April 14

Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant teamed up with her country superstar husband, Vince Gill, for the release of Be Still And Know...Hymns & Faith, set to debut April 14. The album features several tracks from previously released projects Legacy...Hymns & Faith and Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith, which have sold more than 800,000 copies combined. The April release will include two newly-recorded songs produced by Gill: "Power In The Blood" and "Be Still And Know... << Full Report >>
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Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson Celebrates First No. 1 Single With "Not Forgotten"

"Not Forgotten," the latest single from GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, has topped Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR singles chart for two consecutive weeks. Featuring GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum artist TobyMac, "Not Forgotten" was penned by Stevenson and Toby McKeehan and produced by Chuck Butler. "Not Forgotten" marks Stevenson's first #1 as an artist, and second as a writer. "Speak Life," which he co-wrote with Toby McKeehan and Jamie Moore, was featured on TobyMac's GRAMMY®-winning Eye On It and became a multi-week #1 in 2013. Set to appear on Stevenson's highly anticipated Gotee full-length debut releasing this fall... << Full Report >>
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Ginny Owens Ginny Owens Lives "No Borders" Theme With New Book, Trip To Israel

Drawing comparisons to Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles, fresh-faced, singer-songwriter Ginny Owens follows her 2014 'I Know A Secret' album by leading a group on a 10-day trip to the Holy Land, continuing an extensive radio and media tour in promotion of her current single "No Borders," and preparing for the release of her first book. Co-authored with long-time friend, Andrew Greer, Transcending Mysteries -- part of the Refraction Collection from Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian Publishing... << Full Report >>
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The Classic Crime The Classic Crime Hits the Road with Megosh and Hearts Like Lions

Paying forward the grace and generosity they were once shown, Seattle's The Classic Crime will be hitting the road this spring with a different kind of mission; to champion the working class bands and locals who are struggling to make their names known. Tagging along will be Megosh (Revival Recordings) and Hearts Like Lions (Tooth & Nail records). The Classic Crime is striving to buck the traditional touring ideologies by offering a chance to any band to plead their case to open the tour in their respective cities. This is a tour meant to inspire community and support... << Full Report >>
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Jon Guerra Vertical Church Bands Jon Guerra Readies Debut, "Little Songs"

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jon Guerra will release his first full-length debut, Little Songs, via Essential Records/Provident Label Group April 21, 2015. Fans can currently get a taste for Guerra's fresh artistic style on the Rock & Worship Roadshow alongside top acts including Crowder, Matt Maher and Jamie Grace, among others. As a member of Vertical Church Band, Guerra leads worship at Chicago's Harvest Bible Chapel when he's not on the road. Prior to taking his place among the worship collective, the Wheaton, Ill... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Hosts "Billboard No.1 Gospel Hits" Album Party In Chicago

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) continues to be a big hit on the charts, inspiring listeners with its greatest hits compilation, Billboard #1 Gospel Hits. The 2-disc chart-topper is currently #5 on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart, where it has remained in the Top 10 for the past 6 weeks. Hosting a Billboard #1 Gospel Hits album celebration in Chicago, eOne Music welcomed a packed crowd of fans and tastemakers to Angels & Kings at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on Thursday February 26... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Third Day Presents Lead Us Back With Special Live Performance In NYC

GRAMMY©, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning group THIRD DAY debuted its new worship album, LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP nationwide today. Both standard and deluxe editions are available; the deluxe version includes a bonus disc of eight fan favorite live tracks, captured on the road from previous sold-out performances and two additional previously unreleased studio tracks. In conjunction with the release date of LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP, the band will have a special live performance at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City. THIRD DAY's "SOUL ON FIRE TOUR" will begin on March 5... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Designs Exclusive Patch for NASA Expedition 43

Multi-Dove Award winner and five-time GRAMMY® nominee Brandon Heath will leave his mark in space when NASA Expedition 43 launches this month with the mission's astronauts wearing a patch created exclusively by Heath and Nashville graphic designer/illustrator Matt Lehman. Along with Heath's longtime friend and astronaut Terry Virts, who will be a part of the mission, the singer and Lehman designed a patch that honors the six crew members who will be working on board an orbital outpost for a series of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science through... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 2, 2015*


Abandon Kansas Abandon Kansas To Release "alligator" via BadChristian May 12

Powerhouse innovators Abandon Kansas have announced the release of their first BadChristian record alligator coming May 12th, 2015. "I Hope God Don't Mind If We Talk Awhile", the record's first single, embodies the flow of the record, jumpy and honest. Touching on topics of manhood and the struggle of healing old wounds, it's not an easy one to listen to. Abandon Kansas partnered with BadChristian to release alligator, a new relationship that has allowed the space and freedom of growth that Abandon Kansas felt was lacking in their career... << Full Report >>
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Building 429 Grammy-nominated Building 429 Greets 2015 with Winter Jam and Women of Faith Tours, Along with Release of New Studio Album

Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning pop/rock group, Building 429, gears up for another record-breaking year, as the band is continuing to build momentum with its upcoming major tours and release of a new project in 2015. The group's strong stage performances, which consistently bring audiences to their feet, will be spotlighted on the 2015 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular that will play 47-cities through March and the farewell Women of Faith Loved 2015 Tour for 18 dates throughout the year that will reach an estimated 200,000 women. At the same time, Building 429 is writing for its seventh record that will release in the fall and will head into the recording studio this spring to start work on the new album... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns' CD, "Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith," is Now Available Exclusively Thru Cracker Barrel

It's here! Glorious Days: Hymns of Faith, the newest album from GRAMMY Award winning Contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns, is in-stores now exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. Also, the album is available in select digital outlets for download. Glorious Days: Hymns of Faith features 12 songs from one of the most successful Contemporary Christian music groups of the 21st Century, including six new tracks recorded especially for this collection. The songs on the album, which retails for $11.99... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 26, 2015*


K-Love Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Co-Host K-LOVE Fan Awards with Kirk Cameron

Live on cable's leading morning show, FOX & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, announced that she and Kirk Cameron will share hosting duties for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, presented by Pepsi. K-LOVE - the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people - will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history to the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City on May 31, 2015... << Full Report >>
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War Of Ages War of Ages Announce Supreme Chaos Tour

War of Ages are teaming up with Dream Beard brand, Phinehas, and Death of An Era to bring you the Supreme Chaos US tour! The tour kicks off in WoA's hometown and treks across the US to Pomona, CA just in time for War of Ages to play Facedown Fest... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 25, 2015*


Bread of Stone Bread of Stone Delivers New Project, "Not Alone"

Pop-rock band Bread of Stone delivers its fourth full-length album, Not Alone, this week. Enlisting an all-star ensemble of contributing talent, Not Alone is truly a collaborative effort that will challenge listeners to love life, God, and others wholeheartedly. Band members Bill and Ben Kristijanto set out to spearhead the recording process, all in the back lounge of their tour bus turned state-of-the-art studio... << Full Report >>
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Playdough Playdough & Sean Patrick Release Video, "No Requests" feat Tanya Morgan

Playdough and Minister Sean Patrick threw a 1985 House Party to raise funds for their next album. The house was packed with weirdos and red heads in pink, but there were no jocks allowed. They plugged in the mics and turntables with gold tips and hit record. Throughout the night, they invited their party rocking friends in attendance to join them on stage and rock. They got down with Tanya Morgan, J-57 & Koncept, L.A. Symphony, Deepspace5, Bodega Brovas and Sup the Chemist... << Full Report >>
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Derek Johnson Jesus Culture's Derek Johnson To Release "Real Love" April 7

Jesus Culture artist and worship leader Derek Johnson announces the release of his debut album, Real Love. His first solo project is slated to drop April 7 with Capitol Christian Music Group and Jesus Culture Music. Real Love features 12 original tracks where Johnson utilizes his passion for message-driven songwriting to share his hope in the God of real and authentic love. He is a relevant voice to this generation for bringing intimacy and the joy of the Lord through praise and worship... << Full Report >>
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The Battery, "The Change Up" Album Details Unveiled

"The Change Up" is the 3rd release from The Battery (Jurny Big & Peace 586) and is releasing Tuesday March 3rd via Illect Recordings. Pre-order on iTunes and get 2 songs instantly. The project melds Jurny's heavy lyricism, and challenging content, over hard hitting Peace 586 production. The guest list is stacked with familiar names including the Tunnel Rats, Christon Gray, Taelor Gray, Sojourn, and Manchild (Mars ILL)... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 24, 2015*


Tree63 Tree63 Launches Kickstarter for New Album After 7-Year Hiatus

Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 announce today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. Following the enthusiastic reception the band received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa (see live video from these events at this link), John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass) reformed the trio and is in the studio now working on new music. While Tree63 has been on hiatus, John moved back to South Africa from the US and released... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Hillsong Conference 2015 Hits NJ This October

The world-renowned Hillsong Conference 2015 returns to the New York City area October 22 - 24, 2015 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Registration for Hillsong Conference NYC is open now. "We are trusting God's Spirit to enable us to create the most perfect gathering in 2015," said Hillsong Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston. "As always we will labor to bring the finest Bible teachers, Kingdom-inspirers and creative- innovators to the Hillsong Conference, in order that you... << Full Report >>
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Matt Kearney Mat Kearney's New Album "Just Kids" Available Nationwide Today

MAT KEARNEY highly anticipated new album JUST KIDS with Inpop Records is available nationwide. In support of the new release, Mat is preparing to embark on his "Just Kids" nationwide tour, which will feature special guests Parachute and Judah & The Lion. The tour will kick off next week on March 5th at Knitting Factory in Spokane, Wash., and will conclude April 4th at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. See below for a full list of tour dates... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell Erica Campbell To Release "Help 2.0" March 31

Hot off the heels, of her recent Grammy Award win, Erica Campbell, will release HELP 2.0 an updated, re-release of her exceptional solo album HELP. HELP 2.0, from MyBlock/eOne Music will be available in stores and on line on March 31st and is available for pre-order today. The 14-Track project features current single, "More Love," a timely and inspirational song. "We thought it was important to emphasize the importance of love... << Full Report >>
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Trant Debuts "Good Noize (feat. Taelor Gray, Dwayne Tryumf, and Huggy)"

"Good Noize" is the first single from Trant's upcoming release due out March 31. The single features Taelor Gray and Dwayne Tryumf with production by Frank Boi. "Good Noize" is a song that reflects on Colossians 3:17 which states "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. Many people record songs that leads others astray because they what that attentions instead of playing in the background... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 23, 2015*


Jared Anderson Songwriter Jared Anderson to Release Debut EP for Centricity Music

One of Christian music’s premiere songwriters, Jared Anderson, is scheduled to release his debut project for Centricity Music on March 31st. Where I Am Right Now features a combination of new material and songs that were made famous by other Christian artists, such as “Almighty” that was recorded by Chris Tomlin. Centricity Music will be releasing a 5-song EP that will be available at online music outlets and a full length 14-song album... << Full Report >>
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KB KB Unveils Lyric Video For New Album's First Single, "Sideways," Feat. Lecrae

Dove Award winning hip-hop artist KB released a brand new lyric video for his debut single “Sideways,” off of his highly anticipated release Tomorrow We Live, set to drop on April 21. Watch the video below or follow this link to YouTube: http://bit.ly/KBSideways... << Full Report >>
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Gideon Gideon Announce Headline Tour

Gideon will be hitting some central and eastern states before ending up in Canada for a three-date run on this just-announced headlining tour. They'll be bringing along Texas in July, Kublai Khan and Silent Planet, making this a can't-miss tour package! Ticket announcement soon... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 20, 2015*


Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases First Music Video From New No.1 CD, "Pray"

After debuting its new CD at #1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel Albums chart, the six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has released its first music video of the project's title track, Pray. The choir's director, Carol Cymbala, says the title track was chosen for an important reason. "'Pray' is a ballad sung by Timiney Figueroa and it inspires people to look away from their problems and give... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 19, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam's February 28 Live Webcast Brings Tour To Fans Worldwide

For the third year in a row, NewSong's blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is partnering with Blue Scout Media to offer viewers around the world an unprecedented front row seat for one of music's biggest tours. BlueScout's StageHop.com will present a live webcast of the February 28 Winter Jam stop at Houston's Toyota Center. Fans can register... << Full Report >>
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Edenspeak Publishing Slospeak Launches New Publishing Company, Edenspeak

Slospeak Records just announced the launch of its publishing entity, Edenspeak. The company exists to give the most innovative and quality songwriters the tools they need to succeed in the licensing industry. The current roster consists of both reputable Hollywood composers with over 15... << Full Report >>
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Inpop Records Inpop Records Stems Off Of A Prosperous 2014 and Prepares for a Monumental 2015

Inpop Records, a Nashville-based entertainment company, is coming off an immensely successful 2014 and is preparing for a monumental lineup for 2015. To kick off the year, Inpop is celebrating the release of Just Kids (Inpop/Aware) on Feb. 24, the highly anticipated album from critically acclaimed singer/songwriter MAT KEARNEY... << Full Report >>
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Among The Thirsty Among The Thirsty Debuts "Who You Say I Am" March 17

BEC Recordings' announces the full-length debut from their newest signing Among The Thirsty. Their label debut, Who You Say I Am, will release next month on March 17. This release follows the highly successful radio and digital single, "Completely," which has sold more than 50,000 singles. This album is a personal reflection of a journey of hitting rock-bottom and finding God’s gift of desperation there and through grace seeing... << Full Report >>
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TFK TFK's "Untraveled Road" FREE On iTunes Through Monday

THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH frontman Trevor McNevan rightly surmises that the 'untraveled road' sometimes "takes everything," but today through Monday, music fans can get the band's hit single, "Untraveled Road" for free from iTunes. On the first day of this "FREE On iTunes" promotion, more than 32,000 copies of the song were downloaded. "Untraveled Road," which travels up the chart to No. 33 and climbing... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity To Release "A.D." Inspired Worship Soundtrack March 3

From executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, creators of The Bible mini-series, which garnered over 100 million viewers, and the feature film Son Of God, comes the epic TV event, A.D. The Bible Continues, which will premiere on NBC starting Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. "A.D" picks up where "The Bible" left off, continuing the... << Full Report >>
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TheOverflow Get Unlimited Christian Music Anytime with The Overflow

Now for the first time, there is a family-friendly and faith-based music subscription streaming service available for all ages. Announcing TheOverflow™, the world's first Christian and Gospel on-demand music streaming service, and it's changing the way Christians discover, share and listen to music. By subscribing to TheOverflow app for only $4.99 a month... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 18, 2015*


The Katinas The Katinas Release New Single, "10,000 Reasons"

Popular CCM band The Katinas releases "10,000 Reasons," the first single from group's new album, today. A Grammy Award-winning song by Matt Redman, the Katinas add their signature harmonies to this new arrangement found on Sunday Set, which released in November. The single, which has early station adds of 134 radio outlets, will be playing on Soft AC, AC, Praise & Worship and Gospel-formatted Christian radio stations... << Full Report >>
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The Choir The Choir To Celebrate 25 Years of "Circle Slide" With Special Tour

GRAMMY®-nominated indie rockers The Choir have announced plans to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide. The band will mark the milestone with a unique tour experience featuring the seminal album played live and electric in its entirety. The tour will begin April 17 and continue through June. Cities include St. Paul, MN, Chicago, IL... << Full Report >>
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Family Force 5 Pre-Order Family Force 5's Debut On Limited Edition Double Vinyl

Family Force 5's impressive (and ridiculously fun) debut album, Business Up Front, Party In The Back (the Diamond Edition) is coming to vinyl in April! You can preorder the double-LP now, which includes 5 bonus tracks (unfortunately, "Color of Water" is not one of them, but their cover of DC Talk's "Mind's Eye" is) on a special custom mixed clear with yellow and black smokey streaks... << Full Report >>
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Inpop Records Inpop Records Sign V.Rose and Consumed By Fire

Today, Inpop Records announced two new signings: Pop/hip-hop artist V.ROSE and Southern Pop/Rock act CONSUMED BY FIRE. Both of these new artist's music will be prominently featured in the film Inpop is producing, "Four Blood Moons," as well as the soundtrack which the label will put out this June... << Full Report >>
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Seth Mosley Acclaimed Producer Writer Seth Mosley Wins First GRAMMY

Acclaimed producer and Centricity Publishing writer Seth Mosley garnered a GRAMMY® Award as a producer of for KING & COUNTRY's Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., named Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® AWARDS. Mosley also co-wrote five selections on the project, including the hit lead single "Fix My Eyes... << Full Report >>
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Sumerlin DREAM Records Release Sumerlin, "Runaways (Deluxe Edition)"

North Carolina outfit, Sumerlin are proud to release the deluxe edition of their album, Runaways one year after their debut. Having added 5 new songs and an acoustic version to their number 1 rock radio single, "Breaking Out" to their popular debut album, the guys show a much more advance sound to their repertoire. In just a few short weeks, their new rock single, "Out of My Head" is already #9 on the christian rock chart... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Stevie Wonder to Appear at the 23rd Annual Movieguide Awards to Honor Andrae Crouch

Music legend Stevie Wonder will be among those honoring Gospel music innovator, singer and songwriter Andraé Crouch at a special tribute at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards hosted by Bill Engvall and airing Saturday February 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern time and 4 p.m. Pacific on the REELZChannel. The Movieguide® Awards honors the best family-friendly movies and television shows... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 17, 2015*


Matthew West Matthew West Announces The Live Forever Tour

Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West has announced his The Live Forever Tour with special guests American Idol finalist Colton Dixon and Mr. Talkbox formerly of TobyMac's Diverse City Band. Compassion International presents this 40-city tour that will begin on March 5th in Poughkeepsie, NY (tour dates listed below). In addition to the standard ticketing options, a special VIP ticket package is being made available on most dates. For more information on the VIP options as well as all ticket purchasing info for each specific date, go to MatthewWest.com... << Full Report >>
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The Brilliance The Brilliance Debuts "Brother" Today

Art-in any form-is meant to be savored, experienced and relished. David Gungor and John Arndt, known as liturgical band The Brilliance, craft music with this belief in mind, giving listeners time and space to fully soak in the beauty that lies in every lyric and sonic nuance. This is true for their independent projects, including four albums and two EPs, as well as their new full-length album Brother, released with Integrity Music. It's an appropriate title, considering the two men have shared a brotherly bond since childhood, tracing their families' relationship back to the 70s when their fathers played together in a wedding band. And following in their father's footsteps, David and John have played together in a variety of bands throughout the years, including time spent playing in Gungor, a band fronted by David's brother, Michael... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Releases "Nothing But A 'G' Thang" Video

"Nothing But A 'G' Thang" is part 2 of a short film I made to highlight the four events that inspired Sean C. Johnson's upcoming project. "#CIRCA1993" Sean writes, "When I was kid I loved reading comic books. The issues I enjoyed the most were the ones that told a heroes origin story. This album is my "origin story". While I'm no hero, I do have a story to tell and my story was shaped by four events that all happened...in 1993. Event #2 - Falling in love with music. Year was 1993, Tampa, FL, summertime. And there... << Full Report >>
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Dwell Dwell Joins Blood and Ink Records

DWELL officially formed in 2014 in Kernersville, NC, featuring its current lineup of Jacob (vocals), Isaac (Drums), Ian (Guitar), Ryan (Bass) and Jeremy (Guitar). But their history is much deeper… Ian and Isaac are twin brothers and they are longtime friends with Jeremy, Jacob and Ryan; playing together in a handful of local hardcore bands. DWELL quickly grabbed the attention of Blood & Ink Records with their intense, chaotic live show and unique take on '90s style metallic hardcore. Their debut, self-titled EP, mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) and with guest vocals by Joe Musten (Advent, Beloved), is made up of five heavy-hitting songs that you won't want to pass up... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Announces This Years Hall of Fame And Honors Recipients

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the second annual GMA Honors set for Tuesday, May 5th at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. The GMA Honors event celebrates gospel music trailblazers being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and gives honor to individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks... << Full Report >>
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Inspire Music Inspire Music Releases Today from DREAM Worship

Dream Worship is excited to announce the release of Inspire Music! Inspire Music was birthed out of INSPIRE CHURCH on Oahu, Hawaii lead by Senior Pastors Mike and Lisa Kai. With 3 locations on Oahu, one in Manila, Philippines, and Church Online, INSPIRE CHURCH continues to inspire, influence and reach people around the world... << Full Report >>
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NF NF To Release Full-Length Debut "Mansion" March 31

Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist "NF," will release Mansion, his first full-length LP, on March 31 (Capitol CMG). Mansion is the follow up to his self-titled EP debut released in 2014. NF is a 23 year-old Gladwin, Michigan native and Capitol CMG Label Group's most compelling new talent to come on the Christian hip-hop scene. The release of his EP hit No. 15 its first week on Billboard's Rap Albums chart and debuted at the top of the Christian/Gospel Hip-Hop album chart... << Full Report >>
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Mary Mary WE tv's Original Series MARY MARY Is Back With A Fourth Season On Thursday, March 5

In the wake of the shocking betrayals and devastation of last season, Erica and Tina Campbell attempt to reunite and rebuild in season 4 of WE tv's MARY MARY, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 9PM ET/PT. As they forge ahead, secrets and ambitions are revealed at every turn making it difficult to move forward. With the ladies being drawn in two different directions and Mary Mary on hiatus and managerless; they must look within themselves, and each other, if there is any chance for Mary Mary to survive... << Full Report >>
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Danny Gokey Danny Gokey Hits New York City On Promo Tour

BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey joined an all-star lineup in New York City last Friday at the NBA All-Star Weekend's 10th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration featuring the biggest names in Gospel music, held at the world famous Apollo Theater. While he was in town for the Apollo show, Gokey performed an acoustic set from his No. 1 album 'Hope in Front of Me' and taped an interview segment for Sirius Radio, surprised fans and volunteers with a performance at the Star 99 radio ice cream social, and appeared on the national program, the Better Show, to perform his new single, "More Than You Think I Am" and talk about his upcoming tours... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Syntax Creative Announces the Addition of RBC's Discovery House

Syntax Creative is delighted to announce the signing of the Grand Rapids-based Discovery House, publishers of the well-loved Our Daily Bread and My Utmost for His Highest devotionals. Three new projects through this partnership are Canticles of Praise: A Collection of Irish Hymns, Classical Praise: Piano & Trumpet and He Lives: Instrumental Easter Favorites, which are all available for pre-order at iTunes now... << Full Report >>
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Billy Sprague Billy Sprague Releases His First New Radio Single of the Century

Beloved Multi-Dove Award winning songwriter, recording artist and worship leader Billy Sprague has announced the release of his first radio single of the century. "Life Begins Now" from Sprague's latest musical project, Songs in the Key of Awe, goes for adds this week through A-Sides Radio Promotion. Rich electric guitars and rumbllng tom toms undergird Sprague's impassioned vocals as the celebrated worship leader exults, "Now in the time it takes these words to fly down a million nerves and turn into 'I believe'/ Life begins Now! Life begins now!" The tune's artful combination of evocative, poetic lyrics and ardent musicianship will capture hearts as... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 16, 2015*


NewSong NewSong To Release First Live Worship Album In 10 Years

A decade since the release of their first live worship recording, Rescue, GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to follow the groundbreaking project with March 10's Faithful (Integrity Music/Provident Distribution). The highly-anticipated 13-song collection is produced by Nathan Nockels (Chris Tomlin, Passion) and was recorded live, in-the-round at the band's home church in suburban Atlanta... << Full Report >>
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Big Dismal Big Dismal Reunites, Plans New EP Release

Rock band Big Dismal is currently writing new material and will be recording in the studio soon. On Saturday, the band made the announcement via their Facebook page. Stay tuned as Big Dismal will be releasing a new EP sometime late Spring or early Summer! Big Dismal put out their one and only nationally released full-length album, Believe, in 2003 and is known... << Full Report >>
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Mike REAL Clear Sight Releases Mike REAL, "Mind of Hollis" Details and Behind the Scenes Video

Clear Sight Music: The newest signee to Christian Hip-Hop record label, Clear Sight Music, is scheduled to release his first project next month. The Mind of Hollis by artist Mike REAL will be his first album under the Clear Sight Music brand. Mike REAL grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and has been passionate about using his musical abilities as a ministry to build up those around him. Label owner and fellow artist, FLAME, discusses his anticipation for Mind of Hollis, "Many people have been waiting for us to supply more Christian rap music and now that... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 13, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Gives Away Brand New Song For Valentine's Day!

It was quietly mentioned by the Word Entertainment label recently that Family Force 5 was releasing a new single titled "Hold Your Hand" Valentine's Day week, but who knew they'd give it away for FREE? The quintet have recorded a brand new song, not released on any album thus far, and are now offering it for free in exchange for your email address to sign up for their mailing list. It's a fair trade indeed. The new track is a romantic and fun trip down memory lane, with appropriate 80s pop influences... << Full Report >>
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Dee-1 Rapper Dee-1 Releases New EP "3's UP" Tuesday February 17

Just in time for Mardi Gras, New Orleans based rapper Dee-1 is set to release his new EP, 3'S UP on Tuesday, February 17. 3'S UP, the six-track offering, marks the first major label release for the former school teacher and positive lyricist. "Be Real." "Be Righteous." "Be Relevant."-are the three key tenets behind Dee-1's 3'S UP EP title. Featuring stand out singles "Against Us" and "I'm Not Perfect", 3'S UP will be available everywhere digital music is sold... << Full Report >>
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Smokie Norful Smokie Norful Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Song/Performance

Smokie Norful won his second Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song/Performance, which was awarded for his hit single "No Greater Love." The gorgeous and impressive ballad, was co-written by Norful and Aaron Lindsey and is classic Smokie Norful. Compelling vocals, rich tone and beautiful musicality are all found on the song, which is an effective... << Full Report >>
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AMTC AMTC Music Presents First Album, "SHINE Winter 15"

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, just days after the announcement of The AMTC Show, Actors, Models and Talent for Christ will release their first album featuring 10 of their top performers. The album will be available to purchase on iTunes, Google Play and amazon.com, as well as most digital distributors. The album's Executive Producer is Adam She, with John "Jontez" Montes serving as producer... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 12, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Secures Career First No. 1 Single With "Let It Be Love"

Word Entertainment recording artist, Family Force 5, recently reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard CCM Hot AC/CHR Chart with lead single, "Let It Be Love," from the alternative pop/rock band's latest studio effort, Time Stands Still, their first release on Word Entertainment. Family Force 5's current radio single, "Show Love," is off to a strong start with support from the entire CCM Hot AC/CHR panel, coming in at No. 9 this week... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae Lecrae Celebrates Second GRAMMY Award Win

This past fall, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. The album 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 Albums chart and his fifth leader on Christian Albums... << Full Report >>
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Ess Be Producer Ess Be Signs with Illect Recordings

A Casio and a tape deck! That's how it started for producer Shondell Brandon, or Ess Be, Illect Recordings newest roster addition. The Lansing, Michigan native eventually matured to using Fruity Loops. While producing for local Michigan artists and showcasing through beat battles, Ess Be met hip-hop veteran Sareem Poems (Sharlok Poems, LA Symphony) who invited him to produce a full project. The result was Beautiful Noise, the duo's first release together... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to Release Casting Crowns' "Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith" on March 2

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and GRAMMY Award winning Contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns announce the upcoming CD release of Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith, which will be available on March 2, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. The album features 12 songs, including six new tracks recorded especially for this collection. It will retail for $11.99... << Full Report >>
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SCC The Bible Tour 2015 Launches April 8

25 Entertainment, in partnership with K-LOVE and ChildFund International announces that tickets are on sale for The Bible Tour 2015. The 15-city live-concert experience runs April 8th through April 26th and features some of Christian music's finest. The all-star lineup includes multiple Dove and GRAMMY winner Steven Curtis Chapman, Dove Awards' Artist of the Year and one of the highest-selling females in Christian music history, Francesca Battistelli, three-time Dove Awards' Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath and American Idol finalist... << Full Report >>
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Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson's "Diamonds" Album Now Up for Pre-Order at iTunes and Amazon

This week Hawk Nelson released a new lyric video for the song "Thank God For Something," which will be on their forthcoming album Diamonds releasing next month on March 17th (Fair Trade Services). This song was also the theme of their recent Fall 2014 tour and social media campaign. The lyric video linked below was shot in various locations from New York to Miami to LA and Toronto... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 11, 2015*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Album

Erica Campbell's solo career reached new heights this weekend when she won the Grammy® Award for BEST GOSPEL ALBUM. Already a multiple Grammy® Award winner for her work with Mary Mary, this is Campbell's first Grammy® as a solo artist. She was recognized for solo debut album HELP which was released last March. "Thrilled! Overwhelmed! Honored! God is faithful and amazing," said Campbell after her win. "I'm just going to keep on singing like I've been singing... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's "I Will Follow" Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Chart

GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp's latest release, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG), debuted this week at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian chart, No. 17 on Billboard's Top Albums chart as well as in the Top 25 on the Billboard 200 chart. I Will Follow, Camp's eighth studio album, has also produced his 37th No. 1 radio single with the song "He Knows," topping the AC Indicator charts this week. Camp's street week was filled with radio appearances as well as the continuation of the Winter Jam tour... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Continues To Dominate Radio With 4th Consecutive No. 1 Single

Affirming their position as an industry leader and fan favorite, Big Daddy Weave scores an astounding fourth No. 1 single from their 2012 project, Love Come to Life. "Overwhelmed," which landed the top spot on AC Monitored this week, shares rank with their career best-selling track, "Redeemed," K-LOVE Fan Awards Song of the Year (2014) nominee "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)" and the title track from what has become their most successful project to date... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 10, 2015*


Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Announces New Band Line-Up, Single and Album

"Love Was Stronger," the highly-anticipated new single from two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and one of Christian music's most popular bands, Audio Adrenaline, drops today, in advance of the May 5 release of the group's Fair Trade Services sophomore album, Sound of the Saints. In addition, a new group of musicians is unveiled as Audio Adrenaline hits the road with Newsboys' "We Believe…God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Releases New Studio Album "No Turning Back" Today

Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath releases his sixth studio album No Turning Back, today, February 10, 2015 through Reunion/Monomode Records, Sony Music. The debut title track single featuring All Sons & Daughters is already in the Top 15 at Christian radio with spins in major markets and networks including Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Dallas and Los Angeles, K-LOVE/Air 1, The Fish and SiriusXM, among others... << Full Report >>
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toby TobyMac Encourages You To Run For Hope

Are you ready for the VIP fan experience of a lifetime? Participate in TobyMac's "Run For Hope" in Nashville or from your own hometown! Families and non-runners welcome. Join Team TobyMac for the Nashville Country Music Marathon on April 25, 2015. Choose the 5K, 13.1 mile half-marathon, or (if you dare) the full marathon. Raise funds to support the cause of diverse-city and New Hope Academy. Meet TobyMac, enjoy a catered dinner, an intimate concert and a post-race party... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Music Enters Worldwide Label and Co-Publishing Partnership With Capitol Christian Music Group

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) announces a worldwide label and co-publishing partnership with Jesus Culture Music, a ministry and label based in Sacramento, CA and one of the most influential worship movements around the world. Effective April 1, 2015, Jesus Culture Music's entire catalog, which includes 25 albums and 150 songs, will transition into this partnership where CCMG will be responsible for the marketing, promotion, administration and distribution of such copyrights, artists, catalog of product and forthcoming releases... << Full Report >>
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Dwayne Reed Releases "Silver & Gold" Single

CTZN Music is proud to announce the release of Dwayne Reed's new folk single "Silver & Gold". You may have heard him on previous material by CTZN Collective and also on JSON's upcoming release for Lampmode Recordings... << Full Report >>
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Girder Records To Re-release Altar Boys' "Gut Level Music"

Girder Records has inked a deal to re-release Altar Boys' Gut Level Music. The re-release will contain re-mastered music, modified artwork as well as a new unreleased song, "I Just Can't Let Go" as advertised in the original ads many years ago. Altar Boys, Gut Level Music will be released Spring 2015... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Releases "Althea" Video

"Althea" is part 1 of a short film rapper Sean C. Johnson has created to explain the concept of his new album #CIRCA1993. "When I was kid I loved reading comic books. The issues I enjoyed the most were the ones that told a heroes origin story. This album is my "origin story". While I'm no hero, I do have a story to tell and my story was... << Full Report >>
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Sareem Poems & Ess Be "Beautiful Noise" Out 3/31

Sareem Poems (founding member of L.A. Symphony) has teamed up with Lansing Michigan based producer Ess Be for a new release. Beautiful Noise is scheduled for a March 31 street date via Illect Recordings. Album artwork by Agnes & Lupus (UK)... << Full Report >>
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RCA Inspiration Releases "Risen" Resurrection Songs Compilation

Today, RCA Inspiration releases an uplifting compilation of hits with the album RISEN - POWERFUL GOSPEL RESURRECTION SONGS. Featuring 15 songs from a variety of gospel's biggest influencers, including Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, to Andraé Crouch, Walter Hawkins, Thomas Whitfield, and more; RISEN - POWERFUL GOSPEL RESURRECTION SONGS is a poignant reminder of God's love and ultimate sacrifice at the cross... << Full Report >>
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3 Winans Brothers 3 Winans Brothers Named Outstanding New Artist at NAACP Image Awards

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning urban and gospel legends--BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans- 3 Winans Brothers- continue to celebrate the release of their debut album, Foreign Land, with the announcement of the "OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST' Award win at the 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, February 6th, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Mike Farris Mike Farris Wins GRAMMY For Best Roots Gospel Album

Vocalist Mike Farris has become the first artist to receive a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, for his Shine for All the People. Farris was presented the award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles. Folk titan Mary Gauthier says of Mike, “He takes people who are hurting, who are broken, who think they are... << Full Report >>
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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's New CD "Pray" Debuts #1 On iTunes

The new CD Pray from six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir debuted in the #1 spot on iTunes Christian and Gospel Albums chart. Since its inception over 40 years ago when the Choir began with only nine members, the choir director, Carol Cymbala, has never read music - though she has written numerous hit songs-and the choir has never used charts... << Full Report >>
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Holly Spears Holly Spears Releases Country Album, While Filming Her Acting Debut in the Upcoming Faith-Based Film

Singer-songwriter Holly Spears is pleased to announce the release of her first country EP, Boots and Bling, which is available now at iTunes and www.hollyspears.com. The 8-song EP from Girl on a Mission Music is the follow-up to her 2014 Christian music EP, Audience of One... << Full Report >>
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Mike REAL Mike REAL to Release Debut Album March 3

The newest signee to Christian Hip-Hop record label, Clear Sight Music, is scheduled to release his first project next month. The Mind of Hollis by artist Mike REAL will be his first album under the Clear Sight Music brand. Mike REAL grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and has been passionate about using his musical abilities as a ministry to build up those around him. Label owner and fellow artist, FLAME, discusses his anticipation for Mind of Hollis, “Many people have been waiting for us to supply more Christian rap music and now that time has arrived... << Full Report >>
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PrayFit RISE Conference to Take Place in Los Angeles on April 11, 2015

Jimmy Peña, New York Times best-selling author, exercise physiologist and founder of PrayFit Ministries, announces today the first annual PrayFit RISE Conference in Los Angeles, CA, April 11th. With special musical guest Brenton Brown, the event will feature ten guest speakers that include Peña, Shawn Thornton, Lauren DeMoss, Dana White (TheFoodNetwork.com), Matt Brown (Think Eternity), David Martin (I AM SECOND students), with Scotty Smith from Christ Community Church in Nashville, TN delivering the keynote address... << Full Report >>
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C1 Radio Partners with Gospel Industrys Best to Bring DJ Battle and Rock The Radio Events Stellar Awards Weekend

Stellar Award nominated radio station C1 Radio in collaboration with Strike The Rock Entertainment, King Street Entertainment and Urban Soul Cafe are pleased to debut Rock The Radio: The Panel. The Showcase. The Battle... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 9, 2015*


for King & Country for King and Country Goes Two-For-Two at 57th GRAMMY Awards

Word Entertainment artist, for KING & COUNTRY, swept the Contemporary Christian Music category at the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards held in LA on Sunday, February 8. The first-time nominees claimed Best Contemporary Christian Album for RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for "Messengers," a collaboration with fellow artist and Best Rap Performance nominee, Lecrae... << Full Report >>
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Facedown Records Facedown Fest 2015 Details Announced

Facedown Records is very excited to finally announce Facedown Fest 2015! They are taking the fest back to the Glasshouse in Pomona,CA on May 16, 2015. xDeathstarx are reuniting to headline the fest, along with Gideon and War Of Ages! Saving Grace are flying all of the way from New Zealand for this one US show, and of course the rest of the family will be there as well including My Epic, Everything In Slow Motion, Those Who Fear, Mouth Of The South, Hope For The Dying and Leaders... << Full Report >>
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K-Love K-LOVE Broadcasts "Sam's Place - Music For The Spirit"

K-LOVE is pleased to announce they are broadcasting "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit" on their network. GRAMMY®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is host to this newly revived monthly concert series that is recorded live at Nashville's Mother Church, the historic Ryman Auditorium. "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit" invites artists from all genres of music to share songs with an uplifting spiritual message and pay homage to the Ryman's tabernacle roots... << Full Report >>
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John Ball John Ball Launches Kickstarter To Fund New Album

John Ball has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new record to be released in 2015. Follow the link to help him reach his financial goal and be on the look out for his series of hymn videos to be released in the coming weeks as a promotion for the campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnballmusic/john-ball-new-record-2015... << Full Report >>
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Ginny Owens "Transcending Mysteries" by Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens Delivers Spiritual Direction in a Modern World

Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, will release two new books in the Refraction Collection, March 10, 2015. Transcending Mysteries is co-authored by Dove nominated singer/songwriter, Andrew Greer and Dove Award winning artist, Ginny Owens, while Divided is written by author, pastor and Bible teacher, Bill Delvaux. Both projects delve into the Refraction theme of how to deal with the biggest issues facing Christians today; how to reconcile God and Jesus from the Old and New... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music The Story of Bethel Music's "We Will Not Be Shaken" by Mark D. Geil

It's a stage like no other, extending from a mountainside like a rock outcropping, with verdant evergreens framing peaks in the distance, shrouded in mist. Bethel Music's Kalley Heiligenthal gives voice to the hearts of the believers present, as natural as the waving branches of the California redwoods: Your love is devoted, like a ring of solid gold. Like a vow that is tested, like a covenant of old. It's a proclamation of praise to the Rock more solid than that mountainside, the only one worthy of this confidence in His children: We Will Not Be Shaken... << Full Report >>
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David and Tamela Mann "It's A Mann's World" Starring David and Tamela Mann Moves To New Time Wednesdays on BET

Join David and Tamela Mann and the Mann family at a new time beginning Wednesday, February 11 as their popular show "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" takes over the 9:30 p.m. CST/10:30 p.m. EST spot on BET. What will the Manns be up to next? Tune in and find out! Known for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela and David Mann have become household names for their #1 comedy... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 6, 2015*


Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Returns For "It Takes A Church" Season 2 March 26

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of the second season of their hit matchmaking show, IT TAKES A CHURCH on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Grammy®-nominated vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, returns as host, visiting churches in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Folk Pop Band I Am They Celebrates Top 10 Debut

New six-piece folk/pop band I AM THEY is celebrating a Top 10 debut as their self-titled album entered the Billboard Christian Chart at No. 9 upon release January 27. I AM THEY will join high-profile artists MercyMe and Crowder, among others, beginning February 18 on the "Rock & Worship Road Show," which will visit 23 cities through March. This spring, the group will support Matt Maher on his headlining tour before hitting the summer festival circuit, performing at Ichthus, Sonshine and Creation West, among others. The band will end the summer opening for Casting Crowns on select dates... << Full Report >>
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Madison Line Madison Line Records Impacts Radio With New Singles

merging music label Madison Line Records released a pair of new tracks to radio last week, including "Things Will Get Better" by Antonio Neal and the radio edit of "Love and Justice" by Visible Worship. Both tunes went for adds on January 30. "Things Will Get Better" is a radio-friendly, airplay-ready bundle of encouragement from multiple Dove Award winner Antonio Neal... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 5, 2015*


toby TobyMac Celebrates 5 Consecutive RIAA GOLD Studio Albums

TobyMac is laying the foundations to make 2015 one of the biggest years of his career. His brand new studio single “Beyond Me” received 80 adds combined across Christian AC-Monitored, AC-Indicator and Hot AC last week, and his GRAMMY® Award winning album EYE ON IT also received RIAA Gold Certification. During a staff presentation at Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), President & CEO Bill Hearn also recognized that this honor represents a first for an artist in CCMG history, with each one of TobyMac’s five studio solo projects achieving Gold certification... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's "We Will Not Be Shaken" Is Their Highest Charting Album

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, released the highly anticipated We Will Not Be Shaken CD/DVD internationally last week amidst 5-star acclaim. In its debut week at retail, the album became the No. 9 bestseller on the Billboard Top Albums chart, becoming the highest charting retail debut ever for Bethel Music (You Make Me Brave Hit No. 10 April 2014). We Will Not Be Shaken also more than doubles Bethel Music's previous best-selling debut, selling nearly 30,000 copies... << Full Report >>
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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to Offer Free, Live Concert Stream February 8

The six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will offer a free, live stream of the world premiere concert of its new CD, Pray, on Sunday, February 8 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The new CD releases via Provident Distribution on February 10, 2015. Pray is the choir's 29th recording and features fourteen new songs, twelve of which were co-written by Brooklyn Tabernacle's worship and band leader, Freddy Washington... << Full Report >>
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Passion Passion Founder Louie Giglio To Release All New Talk, "Winsome," On March 3

Passion Movement Founder and Passion City Church Pastor Louie Giglio is known for sharing compelling, Christ-centered messages with millions of listeners worldwide. On March 3, he will release his newest talk, Winsome, as part of the Passion City Church Resources Series. The Winsome DVDs point to the world's great need to hear the gospel. "There is an irreducible minimum... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys' "We Believe... God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour Launches

GRAMMY®-nominated, best-selling mega group Newsboys is poised to launch the "We Believe...God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour next week, on the heels of the band's four K-LOVE Fan Awards nominations, which were recently announced. Joined by Audio Adrenaline, Finding Favour and introducing John Tibbs, Newsboys... << Full Report >>
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Danen Kane to Release New Album "Flesh and Soul" March 3

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Danen Kane, is scheduled to release his second national project, Flesh and Soul, March 3rd to all digital music outlets. The self-produced album was recorded at Skyview Studio in Wisconsin and OceanWay Studio in Nashville, TN. Kane once again used Grammy Award winning engineer, Mills Logan (Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Matthew West), to partially record and fully mix Flesh and Soul, while featuring Grammy Award winning session musician, Jimmie Lee Sloas (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Switchfoot... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 4, 2015*


Passion "Passion: Even So Come" Set to Release March 17

Featuring some of this generation's most acclaimed worship leaders - Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and Brett Younker - the new live Passion album Passion: Even So Come is set to release on March 17. The album was recorded in front of over 30,000 college students at three separate Passion gatherings in Atlanta and Houston. The new album follows in the footsteps of many successful live Passion... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "Beautiful Offerings Tour" Launches Spring Leg

Top Christian music touring artist Big Daddy Weave announces the launch of the spring leg of their tremendously successful Beautiful Offerings Tour. The 44-city tour, which has already sold out four shows prior to the formal tour announcement, begins February 12 and includes special guest artists Jason Gray, Citizen Way and Lauren Daigle (see tour schedule below/final schedule TBA). The tour follows one of the band's most successful years on the road and at radio... << Full Report >>
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Pacific Gold Pacific Gold Joins BC Music

Pacific Gold (Dan Koch of Sherwood) joins BC Music. "The whole project still is so experimental," says Pacific Gold vocalist and Sherwood guitarist Dan Koch, "We want people to take this ride with us". After breezing through a Kickstarter campaign that reached 121% funding, the Seattle-based act has announced that they will be releasing their upcoming LP through Bad Christian Music. Koch envisioned the band's style after an eye-opening experience one Sunday in church, with a realization that old hymns need not be confined to a corporate... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath The Table Tour and Feed the Children Partner to Help Children Across The United States

Today, Feed the Children announced their first series of concerts in a new tour brand they are launching. Each run will feature a different cast of artists who are passionate about ending child hunger in the United States. The roots of hunger go deep and affect American children in every state, county, and city in this country, and, in fact, one in five children is at risk of going to bed hungry tonight. That’s why The Table Tour is partnering with Feed the Children to help connect fans and artists with children who need support... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Over 600,000 People Watch Online Live Stream of Andrae Crouch Services

Over four thousand people from all over the world packed into the West Angeles Church of God In Christ on January 21st, to pay their respects to legendary Gospel artist Andraé Crouch. The concert and Celebration of Life services were streamed live on BET.com as well as the church’s website, with more than 600,000 people logging on to watch online. The four-hour funeral service included performances by Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Shirley Caesar, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, Tata Vega, Krystal Murden, Donald Lawrence... << Full Report >>
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KB KB To Release "Tomorrow We Live" April 21

Billboard chart topping hip-hop artist KB, recently announced he will drop his highly anticipated sophomore album, Tomorrow We Live on April 21, 2015 with his longtime label Reach Records. In life, everyone deals with struggle and hardship, but KB's hope is that Tomorrow We Live is a soundtrack of inspiration. The theme stems from the idea that one day the battle will end and Tomorrow We Live... << Full Report >>
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Jon Micah Sumrall Kutless' Jon Micah Sumrall Announces Solo Album For Feb. 24

Kutless' co-founder and frontman Jon Micah Sumrall has announced a personal side project, Faith & Family, that will be releasing on BEC Recordings on February 24. The album is now available for pre-sale at iTunes here. When you pre-order the album, fans will get an instant download of the song "How You Love Me." "This project has been a long time coming for me as writing is a form of expression where I can explain my feelings and what I'm thinking," shares Jon Micah Sumrall... << Full Report >>
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Waiting Hill Jacob's Well Records Signs North Carolina-Based Waiting Hill

Jacob's Well Records announces the signing of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Waiting Hill. The up-and-coming band has appeared on Atlanta Live, WATC TV-57's nightly live television program showcasing local ministries, musicians, civic leaders and more. The program is broadcast to millions of homes in the Atlanta metro area. The band has also been invited to play at Joshua Fest taking place in Quincy, California in September of 2015. With new tour dates being added weekly, 2015 is expected to be a breakout year for the band... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's Single "There Will Be A Day" Goes Gold

This week, GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp released his eighth studio album, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG). Produced by Seth Mosely, the album's first single "He Knows" continues to climb the radio charts and is now No. 3 on the National Christian Audience chart. With a season of artistic growth and musical creativity throughout the past year and a half, the experience is evident throughout I Will Follow, revealing a new level of versatility and depth. Various media outlets have captured this depth as well, sharing Camp's music and message with their readers... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity Music Releases "iWorship Now/Next 2015"

The annual Integrity Music iWorship collection, iWorship Now/Next 2015, features not only anthems that are being sung in churches across the world now, but also the songs that are anticipated to be the next anthems sung by the faithful internationally. Respected worship leaders of today, as well as songs and voices of tomorrow, are included on this 20-song, 2-CD collection created for individual worshippers and church leaders alike. The recording is available now at iTunes and everywhere great worship music is sold... << Full Report >>
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UK's Elim Sound Announced New Album, "Elim 100"

Elim Sound celebrate 100 years of Elim with their new album 'Elim 100,' to be released on May 4th, 2015. 'Honouring the past, embracing the future.' This landmark centenary project draws upon our rich heritage with much loved Elim Hymns and choruses of the past and looks forward with nine inspirational brand new songs. The Looking back songs include a modern folk style rendition of 'Power In the blood', and beautiful arrangements of... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 3, 2015*


George Moss Christian Rapper George Moss Threatens To Burn Down Church

Rapper George Moss has a new single coming out next Tuesday, February 10th, titled "Set It Off." People don’t just wake up one day and decide to blow up a building, its something that builds up over time. George Moss has felt a pressure building up in him over the past few years. It all began after finally seeing success in the Christian music industry. After hearing his songs on the radio, meeting people and touring across the country, God stirred something up inside of him... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath To Perform At Grand Ole Opry February 6

Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath will perform at Nashville's historic Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 6, 2015. Heath also recently joined GRAMMY® winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, Craig Morgan, Deana Carter, Mike Farris and Third Day as a special musical guest in the revival of the beloved series "Sam's Place - Music For The Spirit" held at the Ryman Auditorium in January. The evening included a trio rendition (Heath, Carter and Chapman) of "He Paid It All... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Celebrates 16 Years With Star-Studded Evening

This year's Super Bowl Gospel Celebration marked its 16th year with a blowout evening of powerful inspiration and entertainment, capped by inspirational moments, awards, special tributes, and starring performances from legendary icon Gladys Knight as headlining performer, to Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, DeWayne Woods, Anthony Hamilton, Dave Hollister, Mali Music, and the NFL Players Choir. A perennial favorite during Super Bowl weekend, singers, entertainers, athletes, fans and more came together in Tempe, AZ in celebration of music, faith and football, including appearances from actors Boris Kodjoe... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae "WOW Gospel 2015" Hits Stores Today, February 3rd

Today, WOW GOSPEL 2015, the 18th edition of the hit gospel music series, is available everywhere music is sold. The two -disk compilation and companion DVD features 30 of today's hottest tracks in gospel music and 13 of the year's most popular music videos from the genre. Compiled by RCA Inspiration, Motown Gospel and Word Entertainment, WOW GOSPEL 2015 features a robust mix of songs and videos by award-winning artists including Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, Lecrae, Mali Music, William McDowell, Tamela Mann and more... << Full Report >>
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Inspire Music Inspire Music Launches Pre-Order from DREAM Worship

Dream Worship is excited to announce the pre-order of Inspire Music! Inspire Music was birthed out of INSPIRE CHURCH on Oahu, Hawaii lead by Senior Pastors Mike and Lisa Kai. With 3 locations on Oahu, one in Manila, Philippines, and Church Online, INSPIRE CHURCH continues to inspire, influence and reach people around the world! Text IMUSIC to 51555 to pre order the album or click here. Click here to check out the single "SHINE": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp7mCbbP-T4... << Full Report >>
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Change Change Joins the Illect Recordings Label

Illect Recordings is proud to announce the addition of emcee Change to their artist roster. Hip-hop grew up in the 90's. Wu-Tang, The Fugees and Biggie ensured New York wasn't just hip-hop's past, but its present and future. On the Left Coast, Tupac proved gangster and poet are not mutually exclusive, and the Pharcyde crafted a style synonymous with the California underground. Meanwhile, south of the Mason-Dixon, Outkast was birthing a southern sound that would inspire a generation of emcee's... << Full Report >>
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BridgeCity Indie Worship Band BridgeCity Releases Christ Be Glorified Album Today

BridgeCity, the worship band out of the indie-driven, eclectic Pacific Northwest, released their album 'Christ Be Glorified' online and in stores today, just in time for the Generation Unleashed conferences. In partnership with Maranatha! Music and distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, 'Christ Be Glorified' marks the second national album release from the band from City Bible Church in Portland, Ore... << Full Report >>
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Tyscot LOUD Tyscot Music And Entertainment Introduces Tyscot LOUD

The oldest black-owned and operated gospel recording company seasoned with gospel greats like The Rance Allen Group, Shirley Murdock and contemporary artists like Deitrick Haddon's LXW and Anthony Brown & group therAPy presents an innovative twist to their repertoire. Tyscot LOUD is a fresh approach to gospel music designed to engage millennial culture through Hip-Hop, ultimately encouraging youth to be positive contributors to society in a... << Full Report >>
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Crystal Aikin Crystal Aikin's "All I Need" Available Everywhere Now

Today, RCA Inspiration released Crystal Aikin's highly anticipated sophomore album, All I NEED. The new CD features seven powerful and uplifting songs such as, "Heaven," "Mighty To Save" and the hit lead single, "So Amazing." All I NEED is available everywhere music is sold. Aikin, a native of Tacoma Washington and former registered nurse, began singing as a teenager and first gained worldwide acclaim as the winner of the first season of BET's popular competition show... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 2, 2015*


Britt Nicole Britt Nicole's THE REMIXES to Bring New Life to Hits

With three studio albums and several chart-topping singles under her belt, GRAMMY®-nominated artist, Britt Nicole is shaking things up and releasing her first ever full-length remix album, THE REMIXES, set to release March 17. Fans can expect to hear dance-filled beats on the album as remixers such as Capital Kings and Soul Glow Activatur... << Full Report >>
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Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Announce 2015 North American "Tour De Compadres"

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details for their first North American headlining tour of 2015. Dubbed "Tour De Compadres," the 40 city run supports the GRAMMY-nominated rock band's latest album, RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND, and will kick off at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23rd. The aptly named tour sees the ten-time Dove... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez Board "VeggieTales: Noah's Ark"

Carrots meet cubits as VeggieTales builds an ark filled with fun, adventure and important lessons about trusting God in NOAH'S ARK, its first Bible-themed production in more than four years. Starring Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez, along with Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato and a whole crew of Veggies, NOAH'S ARK will be available March 3 on DVD and digital download (Amazon.com link). The Grammy® award and multi-Emmy® award-winning host of one of TV's most famous game shows, Let's Make a Deal, and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway brings to... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 30, 2015*


Frontline Records Frontline Records Celebrates Valentines Day and Single Awareness Day With 2 New Albums

Whether bundled up with a significant other, soul music playing in the background, or alone and hugging an empty box of chocolates, Love Found and Love Actually are here for you. Although most people think of February 14th as a day to acknowledge romantic love, it has faith roots. Historians claim St. Valentine was imprisoned for performing forbidden weddings and ministering to persecuted Christians. Love Found begins with Jon Gibson's "Jesus Loves Ya," capturing the heart behind these compilations. Listeners... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 29, 2015*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Releases New Single, "More Love"

Popular songstress, TV star Erica Campbell offers new single "More Love," to gospel radio this week. "More Love," is a mid-tempo and poignant song that advances HELP 2.0, a "re-release" of her top-selling 2014 album HELP. Available on March 31st on MyBlock/eOne, HELP 2.0 will feature never before heard music, remixes of her hits and several guest artists. Click here to see "More Love"... << Full Report >>
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Michelle Bonilla Michelle Bonilla Returns with New Free Single, "Relentless"

Singer and songwriter Michelle Bonilla first took the urban Christian market by storm with the releases of Phenomenal and In Spite of Me. After filling the interim with cameos on various artist releases, Michelle is back to take her ministry to the next level. To thank fans for their support, Michelle releases the first single to her upcoming album, Braveheart... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Thulin Jonathan Thulin Announces Science Fiction, Due Out March 17

Jonathan Thulin is proud to announce the release of his third studio album titled Science Fiction, which releases March 17th on Dream Records. JT's release features guest artists like Rapture Ruckus, Manwell of Group 1 Crew, Derek Minor, Shine Bright Baby, Kevin Max, Moriah Peters and Tauren Wells of Royal Tailor... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Receives 2015 JUNO Nomination for "The Moment"

BEC Recordings' artist and author Manafest was awarded his fourth career JUNO nomination earlier this week for his 2014 release The Moment. The album was nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. The 44th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, March 15, 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 28, 2015*


for King & Country for King & Country To Appear On "The Today Show" and "Front and Center"

for KING & COUNTRY, the two-time 2015 Grammy nominated duo of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, have hit the ground running in 2015. In addition to their current U.S. tour, their highest debuting album of their career (#13 on the Billboard Top 200), the band will visit New York City to appear on the Today Show and to tape their first-ever all-performance television special for the critically acclaimed music series, Front and... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Jesus Culture To Have Summer Conference Set for July 30-August 1 In Los Angeles

Jesus Culture invites a generation of revivalists to gather this summer at the Jesus Culture Conference in Los Angeles at the Long Beach Terrace Theater July 30-August 1, 2015. Jesus Culture is calling a generation to gather to seek the Lord through passionate worship and preaching featuring speakers Banning Liebscher, Kelly Clark, Jude Fouquier, Jentezen Franklin, and Reinhard Bonnke. Worship will be led by Kim Walker-Smith... << Full Report >>
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Point Of Grace Point of Grace Releasing New Album April 7, "Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)"

Point of Grace, one of the best-selling artists in Christian music history, announces the release of their forthcoming studio album on April 7, 2015. With a discography boasting well over a dozen albums, Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) is a 10-song disc that features some of their favorite cover songs... << Full Report >>
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Gideon New Gideon Music Video And 2015 Tour Schedule

"Survive" is the second single from Gideon's acclaimed 2014 release "Calloused." Gideon just announced a spring tour with The Ghost Inside that will follow on the heels of their Japan tour this year. The "Out of Control" Tour will cover the US from the west coast to the... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Gains RIAA Platinum Status for "Until The Whole World Hears"

Reunion/Beach Street Records artist Casting Crowns adds another RIAA Platinum album to its list of accolades with Until The Whole World Hears, making this the band's fifth studio recording to hit Platinum status. In addition, their latest release, THRIVE, was named the best-selling record of 2014 according the Christian/Gospel Nielsen SoundScan chart... << Full Report >>
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Josh Wilson Josh Wilson Partners With Pepsi MidAmerica, Featured on 3 Million Diet Pepsi Cans

Not only is singer, songwriter and musician Josh Wilson preparing for a brand new album -- he is also partnering with a multi-national and highly successful corporation. Pepsi MidAmerica has chosen Wilson as one of the latest Christian-based artists to be featured on one of their soda can brands! He appears on three million cans of Diet Pepsi, and each specially marked can offers a free download of Wilson's song... << Full Report >>
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CTZN Collective Hosts Live Online StageIt Performance Tonight

CTZN Collective (Kareem Manuel, Decipha) will be doing a live 20 minute set to debut some of the new material from their upcoming release. Utilizing the StageIt platform they will be performing on your computer, or mobile device. Fans can interactively request songs in addition to their planned set list... << Full Report >>
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We Are The Crowd Festival To Debut In Netherlands September 25

The first edition of this We Are The Crowd music festival will be organised in the WRZV-hallen in Zwolle, on the 25th of September and the headliner of this festival is one that will astound for sure. “An old form with a new look” says Abhay van den Berg, one of the organizers. With “We Are the Crowd” the organizers hope to create an event on which both the old rocker as well as younger visitors will get revved up. For this, all stops have been pulled out... << Full Report >>
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Andrew Greer Andrew Greer Produces Successful Christmas Compilation

All is Calm, All is Bright: Songs of Christmas (Parable/Lucid Artists), a multi-artist compilation featuring some of the top names in Christian music, recently spent six consecutive weeks atop Parable Christian Stores National Retail chart. The chain's best-selling 2014 holiday recording and exclusive release, the album was produced and arranged by Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Greer, marking his second... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 27, 2015*


Derek Minor Derek Minor's "Empire" In Stores Today, Debuts At No. 1

2015 has already launched as a pinnacle year for acclaimed rap artist, producer,and entrepreneur Derek Minor. As co-owner and CEO of Reflection Music Group (RMG), Minor is poised to impact the market with releases from an impressive roster of groundbreaking artists who share his musical vision, including Canon, Deraj, Tony Tillman, B. Cooper, & Chad Jones. Today, Minor unveiled his new album, EMPIRE, via RMG, and is preparing to kick off a two month run on the "From Now Until Forever" tour... << Full Report >>
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Worship Mob Integrity Music Signs Colorado-Based WorshipMob, Prepares For Global Release of Collectives Debut Album

Integrity Music announces the signing of WorshipMob, the Colorado collective of worship leaders and musicians who have connected with a global audience through 54,000 YouTube channel subscribers to date and over 9 million views of their impassioned, organically-produced videos. Founded by Colorado Springs worship leaders Sean Mulholland and Garrett Chynoweth almost four years ago, the group began as a weekly gathering between two local worship teams. Today, the "Mob... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music "Worship Nights" Southeastern US Tour Begins Feb. 9

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, announces a nine-city, four-state "Worship Nights" tour to begin Feb. 9 in Charlotte, NC. The tour will feature Bethel Music worship favorites and new music from We Will Not Be Shaken, which releases this week amidst 5-star acclaim and has already perched at the top of the Christian & Gospel iTunes chart while hitting No. 2 and No. 10... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo We Are Leo Debuts "You're The Best Thing" Music Video On Vevo

The guys in WE ARE LEO have started off the new year in prime fashion starting with new tour dates on their Fightback Soundtrack Tour and now their new music video for their single, "You're The Best Thing" off of their release, Fightback Soundtrack. The music video was shot and produced by Skies Fall Media. "We loved making the music video for "You're the Best Thing" because it gave us a chance to share more of our story and personalities with our fans... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Folk Pop I Am They Releases Self-Titled Debut Today

Essential Records/Provident Label Group's new recording artist I AM THEY, releases its self-titled debut album, today, January 27, 2015. The group's lead single, "From The Day," is available on iTunes and is impacting at Christian radio nationwide. Currently in the Top 25 at AC, the song has received major market support from stations such as KLOVE, Air1, WRBS/Baltimore, Fish Cleveland, WCSG/Grand Rapids, Fish Portland and Sirius XM's The Message, among others. In support of the project... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country Aussie Duo for King and Country Nabs Dual Music Honors

Chart researcher Wes Jay says for KING & COUNTRY's song "Fix My Eyes" has secured the most airplay of any Christian song on Australian Christian radio in the past year, and the duo has generated the most high rotation airplay by any Christian act throughout the sector... << Full Report >>
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Zondervan Dr. Ben Carson Helps Teens Use Their Brains to Overcome Obstacles

Make no mistake, Dr. Ben Carson-a world-renowned surgeon, bestselling author, and nationally respected political pundit-knows about hardship. Dr. Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. His mother was undereducated, and held several jobs to support her sons after their father left the family. He struggled academically in grade school and was often the target of ridicule from his classmates. His violent temper got him into trouble on numerous occasions. In every respect, Dr. Carson's harsh... << Full Report >>
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Winter Jam 2015 Renowned Television Producer to Make Guest Appearance at Atlanta's Winter Jam Dome Spectacular

The Winter Jam Dome Spectacular 2015 is welcoming a media industry titan to Atlanta on February 7. Producer Mark Burnett will be speaking about his upcoming NBC production A.D. The Bible Continues, a landmark television event that premieres April 5, Easter Sunday, on NBC. The NBC production has signed on to be a national sponsor for Winter Jam, Christian music's No. 1 tour. Burnett has been named one of the world's most influential people by TIME magazine. He has won five Emmy Awards... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 26, 2015*


Rapture Ruckus Rapture Ruckus Releases "Invader Vol. 2" Digital EP Tomorrow

BEC Recordings' and New Zealand native Rapture Ruckus will be releasing their new digital EP, Invader Volume II, tomorrow Tuesday, January 27. This is the follow-up and second installment to last year's release Invader Volume I. This second installment of Invader features the new song "Boomerang" as well as special guests remixes by David Thulin, Grapishsoda and Unikron... << Full Report >>
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Danny Gokey Danny Gokey Kick-Starts 2015 With New Baby, Tours, Nomination, and New Single

The New Year couldn't have started any better for BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey, as he and wife Leyicet welcomed new baby Victoria Isabella into their growing family. The excitement in 2015 continues in early spring as Gokey announces plans to join the Burn Bright tour with Natalie Grant, followed by The Bible Tour with Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath and Francesca Battistelli... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Nelson Jonathan Nelson To Bring Together Inspiring Lineup Feb. 20 for Live Recording

Embark on a fearless journey with chart-topping recording artist Jonathan Nelson, as his upcoming live recording for his new album FEARLESS, takes over his church The Faith Center, on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Sunrise, FL. Recently signing to award-winning record label Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Nelson's live album FEARLESS is expected to be released under eOne Music in Fall 2015. Acclaimed among peers for his gifted talents in penning hit songs, the audience will get a first listen at what are sure to become new hits from Nelson at this new album recording - as the multiple Stellar Award-winning singer, songwriter... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 23, 2015*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson Plans For New Album This Fall

Award-winning author and Dove-nominated artist Andrew Peterson is gearing up for a busy 2015 that is as diverse as the multiple talents that Peterson has to offer. He started off the year by winning the 2014 Blogger Award for Best Author for his latest book, The Warden and the Wolf King, which was also honored by World Magazine as the 2014 Children's Book of the Year. The publication is the final book in the highly-popular Wingfeather Saga series... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Visits Cambodia With World Vision

On January 11th, Big Daddy Weave embarked on a trip to Cambodia with World Vision, where they saw first-hand the work that World Vision is doing and the services they are providing. A long-time partner with World Vision, having endorsed child sponsorships at numerous shows throughout their career... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Garners No.1 Debut With Release of "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits"

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) marks a hot #1 debut with the new greatest hits gospel collection Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, making top debuts across multiple charts, and marking the first time a Billboard-branded project has hit #1 on a Billboard chart. Featuring beloved hits from Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Andraé Crouch and Marvin Winans, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard & New G, and more, the Billboard #1 Gospel Hits album makes a winning... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 22, 2015*


Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson To Release New Album "Diamonds" March 17

Hawk Nelson has announced the release of their seventh studio album titled Diamonds, which will release March 17th on Fair Trade Services. This will be the band's second album released with the label and with frontman Jon Steingard. The band will also introduce the lineup with guitarist Micah Kuiper and drummer David Niacaris along with founding member and bassist Daniel Biro... << Full Report >>
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Satellites & Sirens Satellites & Sirens Debut "Crash Down" Music Video

To celebrate the new year, the guys in Satellites & Sirens are proud to debut their new music video for "Crash Down" off their critically acclaimed album, One Noise. The video showcases the band's fun-loving spirit mixed with a ton of great live footage... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Legendary Send-Off for Andrae' Crouch Memorial Celebrations Of Life

Gospel legend Andrae' Crouch's life was celebrated over two days. Thousands from all over the world paid their respects on January 20 and 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, Los Angeles. Music legends gave a historic send-off to the man who revolutionized Gospel music an referred to as "the father of modern gospel music" by contemporary Christian and Gospel music professionals.... << Full Report >>
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Crowder Crowder Earns First Career No. 1 Radio Single

GRAMMY®-nominee and folktronica artist Crowder is celebrating his first career No. 1 single for "Come As You Are." The song, the second single from his album Neon Steeple, is slowly moving towards one of the most successful and influential of Crowder's career as a solo artist and with the David Crowder*Band. "Come As You Are" sits in the top spot on the Christian AC Indicator chart this week and holds a Top 10 spot on the National Christian Audience chart, reaching a listenership of over 7 million people... << Full Report >>
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Ellie Holcomb Ellie Holcomb's Debut Album Makes Year-End Lists

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb has made numerous top year end lists in 2014 for her debut album As Sure As The Sun. Buzzfeed released 2014's Top 15 Standout Albums and adds, "This is one of the most uplifting albums of the year," while As Sure As The Sun was listed on the Best of 2014 Critics' Choice Awards according to... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope Kicks Off 2015 Highlighting Advocate Program

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. From their Student Initatives program... << Full Report >>
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DJ Aktual DJ Aktual Signs to the Illect Recordings Label

Illect Recordings is excited to announce another new addition to their growing artist roster, DJ Aktual. Who is DJ Aktual? Before his 5th birthday, DJ Aktual was vibing to his mom's collection of Prince, Michael Jackson, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Newcleus. Enamored with the beats and rhymes, the soundtrack of Aktual's teen years included rap savant MF DOOM... << Full Report >>
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CTZN CREATIVE launches record label CTZN MUSIC

CTZN CREATIVE, the Creative arts agency that brought you Swoope's Same Team Remix video, JSON's promo videos, and more have officially launched a record label CTZN MUSIC. The label is the home for Kareem who serves as CEO to both CTZN Creative and its new music branch CTZN MUSIC (citizen). The label is run by Mike Yorke, a soon to be Moody graduate... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Debuts "Mountains" Single

Check out the new single from Sean C. Johnson. Production by Tom Misch. From the forthcoming album "Circa 1993". Sometimes we find ourselves in dark places because of our own decisions and actions, but other times our 'mountains' serve another purpose...to take us HIGHER... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 21, 2015*


Amy Grant Unite Concert to Feature Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real & More April 19

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are happy to announce their first major concert on Sunday, April 19th. The Unite Concert will feature some of the top names in the Christian music industry; Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Jon Guerra, Ike Ndolo and the Dominican Sisters of Mary. The concert will be held at Eastern Michigan Convocation Center, 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, MI... << Full Report >>
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Veridia VERIDIA Launches Unconventional Prom Dress Giveaway

Word Records Artist VERIDIA has proven to be a standout at radio and on tour. Now, they're taking that one step further by marching way outside the box to offer one lucky fan a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This week, VERIDIA launches the Unconventional Prom Dress Giveaway, in which one lucky girl will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind prom dress designed just for her by VERIDIA's vocalist, Deena Jakoub, who frequently designs performance ensembles for the band... << Full Report >>
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Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam's Platform Propels Faith-Based Film and TV Releases

In the midst of its 47-city run, which has already seen multiple sellouts to date this year—NewSong’s blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular continues to provide a powerful platform for the Gospel message in major arenas around the country. In addition to showcasing 10 of Christian music’s top artists, the tour is helping spread the word about two major faith-based film and television productions slated for upcoming release... << Full Report >>
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Michael Sweet Stryper‘s Michael Sweet and Guitarist George Lynch Unite for Sweet & Lynch Debut Album

Stryper‘s Michael Sweet and Dokken / Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch have combined their talents and long running legacy of hard rocking excellence together in the project Sweet & Lynch. The outfit will release their debut album, Only to Rise, on January 27th via Frontiers Music. And while Sweet and Lynch’s names form the moniker of their partnership, their band also includes a pair of well-known rock names... << Full Report >>
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Love and the Outcome Love & The Outcome Releases "Ocean Way Sessions: Live" EP

Word Entertainment, multiple-award winning duo Love & The Outcome released their latest EP, Ocean Way Sessions: Live (available here) January 20. The 6-song EP (full-track listing below), was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Nashville, TN, and features previously unreleased live versions of chart-topping hits from their debut album, such as "King of My Heart," which peaked at #13 on NCA, and "He Is With Us," their Top-5 hit and... << Full Report >>
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BridgeCity Indie Worship Band BridgeCity Releases "Christ Be Glorified" Album

BridgeCity, the worship band out of the indie-driven, eclectic Pacific Northwest, is set to release their next album 'Christ Be Glorified' online and in stores February 3, just in time for the Generation Unleashed conferences. In partnership with Maranatha! Music and distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, 'Christ Be Glorified' marks the second national album release from the band from City Bible Church in Portland, Ore... << Full Report >>
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Dee-1 Launches Pre-Order For "3's Up" EP

RCA Inspiration made 3's Up, the new EP from critically acclaimed hip-hop artist -- Dee-1, available for pre-order on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/3sUp-I) and Amazon (http://smarturl.it/3sUp-A) on Tuesday, January 20th. 3's Up is the first major-label release from the New Orleans born and raised rapper, who has been called one of the most important artists in hip-hop music today. The album, which features the... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 20, 2015*


K-Love K-LOVE Announces 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees and Debut of K-LOVE TV

At a press conference at The Franklin Theatre outside of Nashville this evening, K-LOVE announced the nominees for the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Show to take place on May 31, 2015. K-LOVE - the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people - will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history... << Full Report >>
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Blanca Blanca's Debut Solo EP, "Who I Am," Available Now

The debut solo EP from multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, Who I Am, is available now to download or to stream. (See full track listing below.) The EP precedes her full-length album slated Spring 2015. Just a few weeks into the new year, Blanca has already performed to six arena-sized crowds as part of Winter Jam 2015 (see full schedule below), which Pollstar named the number one most-attended tour in the world in quarter one for the past four years... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch All-Star Tribute and Funeral Service Streaming Live on BET

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place today (January 20) and tomorrow (January 21) at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3600 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public. Cable network BET will stream both services “LIVE” at BET.com/andraecrouchfuneral. West Angeles Church of God In Christ will also stream both services at watch.westa.tv... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Cruse Ratcliff Cindy Cruse Ratcliff Releases New Album, "Lluvia Celestial," Today

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the release of Lluvia Celestial from Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Cindy is the Senior Worship Leader at Lakewood Church and released Heaven Raining Down in April 2014 with great success. Cindy is so excited to release this Spanish version of Heaven Raining Down and has been led to record this album for some time now. Dream Worship is also excited to see the continued success of Heaven Raining Down and prays even more lives will be changed through this new avenue of worship... << Full Report >>
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Jason Nelson RCA Inspiration's Jason Nelson Releases New Live Album, "Jesus Revealed," Today

Talented gospel singer/songwriter and musician Jason Nelson, released his much-anticipated new album, JESUS REVEALED, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Featuring the #1 gospel single in the country "I Am," the album is available now everywhere music is sold. "I Am", the powerful gospel anthem has been steadily climbing the chart since its July release and locks in the #1 position for the third week on the Mediabase Gospel chart... << Full Report >>
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Role Model Records Debuts New Video Series

The Role Model Records crew is diving into the topic of role models in this new video series. Role models aren't born; they're made. What follows then is that, they aren't necessarily individuals of exceptional ability or performance...at least, they don't have to be. Good role models are simply everyday people who realize the need to live in a manner worth emulating, because they know that even if they don't... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 19, 2015*


Jesusfreakhideout.com Jesus Freak Hideout Announces 15 Anticipated New Albums of 2015!

For Jesusfreakhideout.com's 9th annual Highlighting feature, the staff split the year into two pieces -- January to June and July to December. Each list contains 15 artists/releases for a total of 30 in total for 2015. As we anticipate another full year of new musical goodness, the staff announces their 15 picks for Highlighting First-Half 2015! ... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Blazes "Untraveled Road" To Rock Radio

Carving their own path forward through uncharted territory, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH members left major label life behind and independently unleashed two back-to-back No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock albums on their own TFK Music label: 2012's The End Is Where We Begin and the current release, OXYGEN:INHALE, both with strategic management, marketing and distribution through The Fuel Music. The latter album released Aug. 26, 2014 and sparked the band's biggest hit single to date, "Born This Way." Resolving to continue to do it their way in 2015... << Full Report >>
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Darlene Zschech Integrity Music Releases Darlene Zschech's "In Jesus Name" February 10

World-renowned worship leader, best-selling author and Hope Unlimited Church Sr. Pastor Darlene Zschech releases In Jesus' Name: A Legacy of Worship and Faith February 10 from Integrity Music and with Provident Distribution. The 14-song album is a celebration of Zschech's ministry and features such well-known anthems as "Shout To The Lord," "Worthy is the Lamb," "The Potter's Hand" and "In Jesus' Name... << Full Report >>
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Proxy Shares "Heartbeat" Single For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Today

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, hip hop artist Proxy has shared a new single, titled "Heartbeat." About the song, Proxy says: "My heart and mind have been churning over the past months concerning the recent events in our country surrounding race relations. We are in a tough spot and things... << Full Report >>
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*Sunday, January 18, 2015*


Israel Houghton BMI Honors Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at 16th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at its 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards yesterday in Atlanta. The event, held at the Rialto Center for the Arts, also recognized BMI's Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year: "The Gift," written and performed by Donald Lawrence. The song, featured on Lawrence... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, January 17, 2015*


Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil Sounds Familyre Releases 'Goliath' on Vinyl, Danielson + Steve Taylor Announce Spring Tour

Both collectively and individually, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have long been known for doing things just a little differently. Such is the case with Phase Two of the release of the band’s debut project Goliath, this time coming out on premium vinyl March 31 via Sounds Familyre Records, the label founded by Daniel Smith of art-rock band Danielson. "First, I’ve been a fan of Danielson almost since inception,” Steve Taylor says. “Second, my favorite music documentary ever is... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 16, 2015*


Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Funeral Details and Participants Announced, BET to Stream Services Live

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3600 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 15, 2015*


Third Day Third Day To Release "Lead Us Back" March 3 With Live Performance In New York City

GRAMMY©, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning group THIRD DAY will release its new forthcoming worship album, LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP on March 3. Both standard and deluxe editions will be available, as the deluxe version will include a bonus disc of eight fan favorite live tracks, captured on the road from previous sold-out performances and two additional previously unreleased studio tracks... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's Third New Single Releases To iTunes

As Jeremy Camp readies for his eighth studio album, I Will Follow, the album's title track is available now for those that pre-order the album. The song is the third of four tracks that will be made available for instant download prior to the February 3rd release date... << Full Report >>
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TEN Vocal Group TEN from NBC's "The Sing-Off" Makes Surprise Appearance at Buick Unveiling in Detroit

TEN, the critically-acclaimed vocal group best-known as the runner up on Season 4 of NBC?s hit series, "The Sing-Off," made a surprise performance in Detroit on Sunday, January 11th, performing 8 songs at Buick?s press gathering on the eve of the Detroit auto show. The car manufacturer introduced its first convertible in 25 years, called Cascada, due in 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 14, 2015*


Matthew West Matthew West Releases New Single, "Day One," To Digital Outlets

Multiple-GRAMMY nominee, American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner Matthew West has released his new single, "Day One," available now at digital and streaming music sites. The song is already climbing the radio charts and is the most-added song at AC radio this week, and its creative lyric video for the song also premiered this week. Click here or on the image below to view the video. "Day One" is the first release from West's upcoming album, Live Forever, slated for release April 28... << Full Report >>
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Chris August Chris August Releases New Single "The Maker"

Yesterday, critic-favorite and Dove Award-winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Chris August, released a brand new single and music video (which are available for purchase at iTunes) in preparation for the launch of his third studio album set to release April 7, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music World Premieres "We Will Not Be Shaken" Film Jan. 16 Free on Facebook

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, world premieres the highly anticipated We Will Not Be Shaken film January 16 on its Facebook page for free. Over 15,000 Facebook fans have already indicated that they plan to view the film on the site. Recorded during an evening of worship on a mountaintop overlooking Shasta Lake north of Redding, the live album and DVD, which release internationally January 27 with Provident... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton, Crowder Among Artists at 2015 National Worship Leaders Conferences

The National Worship Leader Conference (NWLC), the premier three-day training event designed to equip worship leaders and their teams, has announced a slate of renowned speakers and top artists for its four popular conferences around the country this year. Bill & Gloria Gaither with David Neff; Dr. Leonard Sweet; Darlene Zschech; Dr. Marva Dawn; Dr. Scotty Smith; Dr. Reggie Kidd; Buddy Owens; Dr. Ron Allen; Pete... << Full Report >>
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NF NF Releases New Music Video For "Wake Up"

The anticipated music video for "Wake Up" from hip-hop and alternative artist NF is out now. Exclusively premiering yesterday with Rapzilla.com, the video is now available at NF's Vevo channel by clicking here. NF's first music video for the debut track "All I Have" has already received 450,000 views to date. Both... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 13, 2015*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Earns 10 Stellar Award Nominations for Solo Debut Album "Help"

Coming off the heels of recent Grammy Award and NAACP Image Award nominations, Erica Campbell continues to reach new heights with her solo debut album, HELP, receiving 10 Stellar Award nominations this year. Nominations were announced earlier today and Campbell received the most nods by a female artist this year including Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary CD... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Garners 33 Nominations for 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) marks a momentous year delivering a broad range of chart-topping hits over the past year - garnering 33 Stellar Awards nominations across 19 categories for 6 artists - from nominations for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, to Female Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and more, for the upcoming 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Creating a powerful repertoire, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, James Fortune, Donald Lawrence, William McDowell, and Michelle Williams... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and New Breed Release New Single "How Awesome is Our God" Today

Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton teams up, for the first time, with gospel powerhouse Yolanda Adams on his new single, "How Awesome Is Our God". A powerful declaration rejoicing in God's love, "How Awesome Is Our God" is the second single from Israel & New Breed's upcoming new album Covered: Alive in Asia (RGM-New Breed Music/RCA Inspiration), slated for release in March 2015... << Full Report >>
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Debra Black Worship Leader Debra Black Releases New Single "Bright" to iTunes and Christian Radio

Worship Leader/Songwriter Debra Black follows up her album debut with the release of her new single "Bright" to iTunes and Christian radio to kick off the New Year. To celebrate the uplifting, inspiring lyrics of "Bright," Black is partnering with nonprofit Hope For Justice to raise money for aid and prevention and bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. "I hope the lyrics of 'Bright' charge the believer to be bright and be a light in the darkness," said Black... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Releases 2-Disc Hits Collection with "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits"

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) releases a must-have album out today, January 13, with the greatest hits collection Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, featuring fan favorites of this past decade from gospel's biggest stars, including award-winning artists Kirk Franklin, Andraé Crouch and Marvin Winans, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Donald Lawrence, Fred Hammond, and more. Bringing together the chart-topping hits that fans have driven to #1 atop... << Full Report >>
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Yaves to Release "In Winters Ear" February 10th, 2015

"Listen to their music you see where they get their style from/ all these false kings-corner stores is where their crowns from/ momma always told me "boy them clowns you stay from 'round them" they not on your wavelength they step up then you drown them..." Yaves cautiously spouts on the heavy drum coated track of "Rumble Young Man". It's 12:35 a.m. and we are witnessing the seventh hour of a session that has birthed four works of art... << Full Report >>
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House of Peace Releases Full-Length Debut, "Into The Great Unknown"

City of Peace Media is pleased to announce the digital release of the debut full-length album from south Florida-based worship band House of Peace. Into the Great Unknown releases today. The 11-song project celebrates the band's credo of diversity through unity by incorporating a broad range of contemporary musical styles paired with ancient... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 12, 2015*


The Brilliance Integrity Music Welcomes The Brilliance, Announces February Release for New Album, "Brother"

Integrity Music announces the signing of The Brilliance, a US-based liturgical band led by David Gungor and John Arndt, and announces a February 17 global release for the group's full-length album, Brother. Known for connecting liturgical tradition and modern worship, The Brilliance previously released four albums - The Brilliance, Cavetime, Advent Volume 1 and Advent Volume 2, along with two EPs, Lent and For Our Children. The duo, backed... << Full Report >>
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Hands and Feet Project The Hands and Feet Project Remembers The Haiti Earthquake, Five Years Ago Today

Today marks the fifth year anniversary of the earthquake that shook Haiti to the brink of destruction. The Hands & Feet Project, which provides family-style residential care and sustainable solutions that fight against Haiti's orphan crisis, remembers that very day quite well. Their co-founder and Executive Director, Mark Stuart (pictured to the far right)... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, January 10, 2015*


Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Funeral Arrangements Announced

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3045 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 / Viewing: 4:00pm – 6:00pm / Tribute Celebration: 7:00pm and Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Viewing: 10:00am – 11:00am / Celebration of Life: 11:00am... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 9, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam 2015 Dome Spectacular Adds Sadie Robertson

Winter Jam 2015 Dome Spectacular added Duck Dynasty star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Sadie Robertson to the lineup for Atlanta on February 7. Winter Jam is a 47-city, three month tour that offers an incredible evening of concerts by 10 top artists* in Christian music, plus worship and ministry. Sadie is no stranger to the spotlight. She was cast into the limelight by her famous Monroe, LA family who own... << Full Report >>
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Misty Edwards Misty Edwards' "Little Bird" Solo Album Reaches No. 1 On iTunes

Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Misty Edwards released her newest and 4th studio album, Little Bird, amidst critical acclaim, Dec. 29 from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). With several songs from the album heard for the first time by 25,000-plus people attending IHOPKC's Annual Onething Conference Dec. 28-31, the recording also spent time at No. 1 as the bestselling Christian/Gospel album at iTunes... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Passes Away at 72

Music legend Andraé Crouch has died from complications following a heart attack on January 3rd. Andraé passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé was 72 years old... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 8, 2015*


Lights Go Down Lights Go Down Hits The Studio To Record Debut Album

New indie pop/punk band Lights Go Down, featuring critically acclaimed artist Jason Dunn, will head into the studio this month, to work on its debut album set to release later this year. Lights Go Down, formed in New York in May of 2014, is set to record in various studios throughout The Big Apple with producers Ryan and Nathan Hughes. The band is drawing creativity from their... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Music Legend Andraé Crouch Remains Hospitalized; Family Issues Statement

Sandra Crouch and her family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern for her brother, Andraé Crouch, during this critical time. Andraé, 72, was hospitalized on January 3rd. According to Pastor Sandra Crouch: “Andraé is doing better and responding to treatment. He still has a ways to go but we are believing God for a full... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Syntax Creative Announce The Addition of LifeHouse Productions

LifeHouse Productions, a theatrical arts service organization, has partnered with Syntax Creative in order to tell their stories to not only as many viewers as possible, but now also listeners. This means that LifeHouse stage dramas Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Misadventures of Tom Sawyer, Pride and Prejudice, and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol are available at digital service... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 7, 2015*


toby TobyMac Kicks Off New Year with New Single "Beyond Me"

Five-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac is giving his fans a treat for the start of the New Year - a new studio single and two new remixes. Available now, TobyMac's "Beyond Me" is the first new single from his forthcoming studio album. In addition to "Beyond Me," TobyMac also released two new remixed versions of the single - Phenomenon Remix by Soul Glow Activatur and Moodswing Remix. The tracks are available now at all download and streaming music services... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Young & Free Hillsong Young & Free Set To Release EP "This Is Living" January 13

Bringing the sound of Hillsong Church's Youth Ministry, Young & Free is kicking off 2015 with the release of their new EP This Is Living. Releasing January 13, the EP features five tracks, including three new songs, and is full of the energy that is becoming synonymous with Young & Free worship. The EP highlights are the opener and title track - a collaboration with Grammy-winning rap artist Lecrae - as well as a newly recorded... << Full Report >>
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David and Tamela Mann "It's A Mann's World" Starring David and Tamela Mann Premieres Wednesday, January 14 on BET

The highly-anticipated new show, "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" starring David and Tamela Mann and family premieres on Wednesday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 8:00 p.m. CST only on BET. Known for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela and David Mann have become household names for their #1 comedy, "Meet the Browns." Their new show, "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" will take a peek... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Nelson eOne Music Signs Jonathan Nelson As Latest Talent On Artist Roster

Acclaimed recording artist Jonathan Nelson has a new home, with award-winning record label Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Signing the multiple Stellar Award-winning hit artist, songwriter and worship leader, eOne Music will release Nelson's upcoming new album FEARLESS, a new live project to be released in Fall 2015, with its first single slated for release in Spring 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 6, 2015*


Sumerlin Sumerlin To Launch "Runaways" Deluxe Edition And Reveal New Song "Mercy On Us"

After a great debut and a #1 Rock single, the guys in North Carolina band Sumerlin are announcing the re-release of their album Runaways with new songs. Due out February 17th, the album contains a 5 new songs and an acoustic version of their song, "Breaking Out". The group worked with producer, John Harrell (Sent By Ravens) again on the tracks. The guys will begin their iTunes pre-order on 2/3. Fans will be able to download their first single with the pre-order but you can hear it first here... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton, Natalie Grant and More To Headline Sixteenth Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

The 16th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will kick-off Super Bowl XLIX weekend on February 1, 2015 at Gammage Hall on the campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. American Family Insurance, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will bring together GRAMMY® and DOVE Award-winning artists, inspirational leaders and special guests to create an unforgettable evening celebrating faith and football... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Dare to Be Embarks on 2015 WEAR LOVE OUT Nationwide Tour; Tickets On Sale Now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 6, 2015) - On the heels of a sold-out 2014 tour, Dare To Be unleashes the transformational power of learning how to summon the courage to dare to embrace who you are in Christ and follow your dreams. The new nationwide Dare to Be: WEAR LOVE OUT 2015 event tour launches January 2015 and crosses the United States for 11 events. The unforgettable experience invites women of all ages to come together and 'dare to be' empowered... << Full Report >>
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New Book "Be the Message" Urges Believers to Say Less, Do More

New York Times bestselling coauthors Kerry and Chris Shook think Christians talk too much. Americans are drowning in messages and so is the church, the husband-and-wife team say in their new book, Be the Message, also a New York Times bestseller, and from WaterBrook Press. "The U.S. has 350,000 Christian congregations and most of them have a website. Amazon lists 159,000 Christian-living books. Add Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Cruse Ratcliff "Lluvia Celestial" From Cindy Cruse Ratcliff To Release Jan. 20

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the pre-order of Lluvia Celestial from Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Cindy is the Senior Worship Leader at Lakewood Church and released Heaven Raining Down in April 2014 with great success. Cindy is so excited to release this Spanish version of Heaven Raining Down and has been led to record this album for some time now. Dream Worship is also excited to see the continued success of Heaven Raining Down and prays even... << Full Report >>
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Nobigdyl Nobigdyl Debuts New "Beauty (feat. Chad Jones)" Video

Here is a new music video from new artist Nobigdyl. He collabs with Chad Jones from Reflection Music Group. You'll also hear a verse from Nobigdyl on Derek Minor's upcoming record too. The single is a free download via the Soundcloud link below. "Beauty (feat. Chad Jones)" is about celebrating the beauty of God that is reflected in all His creation. Instead of chasing the superficial and subjective beauty that is dictated by trends and... << Full Report >>
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Karen Jensen Salisbury Releases Book "How To Make The Right Decision Every Time" Today

Author, Bible teacher and speaker Karen Jensen Salisbury is releasing her new book, How To Make The Right Decision Every Time: 10 Keys for Finding God's Direction, today 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... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 5, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Band With New Album "INNOVA" May 5, 2015

After an immensely fruitful run under an arm of Sony that yielded a GRAMMY nomination, the soundtrack for NBC's "Bionic Woman" promos and victory in Taco Bell's "Feed The Beat" campaign that catapulted the band onto a performance at the Winter X Games, Fireflight announces INNOVA, its first new album in over three years. INNOVA will be released independently through The Fuel Music May 5, 2015. Refined during a season of pain, uncertainty and frustration, the band's fifth full-length album is already... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant "In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom" Premieres Nationwide January, 2015

Executive Produced and Narrated by GRAMMY nominated, and five-time Dove Award Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. In an effort to bring the issue to the forefront and to promote Human Trafficking Awareness Day (January 11, 2015), screenings are scheduled around the nation throughout the month of January... << Full Report >>
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CCM Classic Radio Partners with Salem Music Network, Expands to Over 200 Stations Nationwide

CCM Classic is proud to announce a new partnership with Salem Music Network, doubling the national reach of their flagship program, CCM Classic Radio. The show now airs on over 200 stations nationwide. On Salem Music Network’s 90 stations, CCM Classic Radio will air each weekend immediately following the popular and long running CCM Radio Magazine... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 2, 2015*


Abandon Kansas Abandon Kansas And BC Music Add New Perks In Crowd-Fund Homestretch

Abandon Kansas, the newest addition to the BC Music roster of artists, is announcing an update to its crowd-fund campaign, which seeks to raise $15,000 in order to produce its third full-length studio album. This ambitious campaign, which began one month ago, has already funded over 80% of its goal, and three days remain for fans to become a part of AK's story... << Full Report >>
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Role Model Records Ambitiously Closes 2014 and Opens 2015 with a Double Music Release

A few months ago, Role Model Records artist, Shopé, tied the knot in a very intimate ceremony. At the subsequent reception, he surprised his new wife with a performance of a new song he wrote especially for her... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 30, 2014*


Darkness Divided Darkness Divided Premiere Eternal Thirst Music Video

Devout metal band DARKNESS DIVIDED have partnered with Decibel Magazine to release the latest video for 'Eternal Thirst', from their heralded debut album Written In Blood... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 29, 2014*


Project 86 Project 86 Frontman Andrew Schwab Releases New Side Project Material as London Six Echo

As if releasing new material regularly with his hard rock band Project 86 and writing books like Tin Soldiers (and its accompanying material) isn't enough, P86's Andrew Schwab has started debuting new songs under the banner London Six Echo... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 23, 2014*


Sivion, Sareem Poems, Kinetik, Sojourn, and Imperial Release 12 Bars of Christmas

Just in time for the holidays, rap veterans Sivion, Sareem Poems, Kinetik and Sojourn spit some bars over the Imperial-produced beat for "12 Bars of Christmas"... << Full Report >>
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Christmas Music Gets The Visible Treatment From Madison Line Records

Traditions are a huge part of the Christmas season, but tradition for the sake of tradition sometimes falls short of generating that familiar and beloved Christmas spirit. Madison Line Records offers a cure for the common Christmas with its genre-stretching EP, A Visible Christmas Vol. 3... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 22, 2014*


Matt Kearney Mat Kearney Announces New Album Just Kids For February 24, 2015

MAT KEARNEY is set to unveil his highly anticipated new album JUST KIDS on February 24th with Inpop Records. In support of the new release, Mat will embark on his "Just Kids" nationwide tour... << Full Report >>
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1 Girl Nation 1 Girl Nation Spreads Christmas Spirit On Cross-Country Holiday Mall Tour

It's been a very busy holiday season as 1 Girl Nation has been hitting the highways and bringing joy to shoppers across the country on its successful winter mall tour promoting their current project, A VERY 1 GIRL NATION CHRISTMAS... << Full Report >>
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Fit For A King Fit For A King added to The Frozen Flame Tour (with August Burns Red)

Fit For A King has been officially added to The Frozen Flame Tour (Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink). The band will join headliners August Burns Red as well as Miss May I, Northlane and Erra... << Full Report >>
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Household Announce 2015 Tour Alongside Until We Are Ghosts

HOUSEHOLD have announced their first tour for 2015 alongside Until We Are Ghosts (InVogue) in February. Check out the full list of dates below and also at www.bloodandinkrecords.com... << Full Report >>
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Mae Mae Releases "The StageIt Sessions" on iTunes; The Everglow 10th Anniversary Tour Kicks Off In January

Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of their classic sophomore album, The Everglow, and has released The Stageit Sessions today. The intimate session was recorded live at their Stageit.com... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, December 19, 2014*


Third Day Third Day Announces Spring 2015 Soul On Fire Tour

Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band THIRD DAY will hit the road this spring to headline the SOUL ON FIRE TOUR, coinciding with the March 3 release of the band's new worship album, LEAD US BACK.... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Celebrates RIAA Platinum Status For Their No. 1 Song, "Oceans"

Hillsong UNITED continues to make an impact with their No. 1 single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" as the song has received RIAA Platinum status. Hillsong was included also in 10 of Billboard's... << Full Report >>
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ForeverAtLast Sign With Victory Records

Victory Records is proud to welcome Indianapolis' FOREVERATLAST to their ever-growing roster. Drummer Jared Paris states "FOREVERATLAST is very excited to enter this new chapter of our band and creativity by joining together with Victory Records. Getting the opportunity to join a label that's put out some of... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin To Perform On Fox News Radios Todd Starnes All-American Christmas

GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Tomlin is a featured performer on Fox News Radio's two-hour Christmas special, "Todd Starnes All-American Christmas," (#toddschristmas) set to air on Christmas Eve. The special will air on a number of Fox News Channel... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, December 18, 2014*


Mark Schultz Mark Schultz's "Different Kind of Christmas" Single Goes Viral

Platinum-selling artist Mark Schultz's new Christmas single - "Different Kind of Christmas" - has reached viral status on Facebook. The live music video has received nearly 4.5 million views, 142,000 shares, 18,000 likes and numerous comments from fans and listeners, all within less than a week. "Different Kind of Christmas" also shot up to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. The song was originally inspired by the life of Schultz's father-in-law and his recent passing... << Full Report >>
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Christian Music Newcomer Brittany Jester is Making Noise with Debut Single and Self-Titled EP

Christian music newcomer Brittany Jester is making noise with her debut radio single, “Tell Me” – currently impacting radio stations nationwide. Brittany’s self-titled debut EP, Brittany Jester, is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and at Cross Way Christian Supply stores... << Full Report >>
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Maranatha! Music's No. 1-Selling "Top 25" Series Adds to Epic Collection with "Top 25 Praise Songs: 2015 Edition"

Maranatha! Music's best-selling Top 25 series is back with the epic annual collection, 'Top 25 Praise Songs 2015 Edition.' The double-disc set showcasing the top worship songs being sung in churches across America in 2014-2015, as determined by CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International), is available in stores and online December 23... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, December 17, 2014*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Joins Alice Cooper To Benefit Teen Center

Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH jump starts its holiday season, performing during Alice Cooper's annual Christmas Pudding benefit event Dec. 13 in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre. TFK frontman Trevor McNevan is pictured (above center) with Alice Cooper backstage at the event that benefited Alice Cooper's Solid Rock's teen center in Phoenix, a non-profit charity that provides free music and free dance lessons to teenagers. The event also featured Alice Cooper, Nils Lofgren, P.O.D., Jonny Lang, Night Ranger and more... << Full Report >>
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Crowder 2015 Unsigned Only Music Competition Judging Panel Announced

Unsigned Only Music Competition revealed today its high-profile judging panel for the 2015 competition, which is now accepting entries. The renowned panel consists of iconic recording artists and journalists and will determine the winners in eleven categories representing a wide variety of commercial genres of music. 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. Unsigned Only... << Full Report >>
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Phil Keaggy Jean Watson and Phil Keaggy To Perform on "The 700 Club" This Thursday, Dec. 18

Shadowlands recording artist Jean Watson is set to share her Celtic-infused Christmas music this Thursday on the CBN television network's flagship show, The 700 Club. She is also scheduled to appear on the show on Christmas Eve. Watson will perform music from her recently-released Christmas project, Christmas...Not The Way It Seems. Produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Billy Smiley, the 11-song collection of angelic and classic Christmas favorites also features the talents of legendary Gospel Music Hall of Famer and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy. Keaggy will perform... << Full Report >>
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Phillips, Craig & Dean Phillips, Craig and Dean's 2014 Christmas Tour Benefits Local Charities with Help for the Needy

Dove Award-winning Phillips, Craig and Dean delivered the true message of Christmas on their recent December tour, by asking concert attendees to donate charitable items to the needy. Each location on the six-city tour is teaming with local charities and requesting items that include food, clothing, toys and financial donations. The markets that benefited from the Phillips, Craig and Dean concerts were Kernersville, NC (canned and boxed goods for the homeless/local food pantries), Hamlet, NC (warm clothing for the homeless/Helping... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 16, 2014*


The Gray Havens Unveil "Fire and Stone" January 6

Fire And Stone, the full-length national debut by husband/wife duo The Gray Havens, will be available January 6. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Fire And Stone contains 10 selections written or co-written by The Gray Havens' Dave and Licia Radford. Including contributions from Stephen Mason of Jars of Clay and Tyler Somers of Jenny & Tyler, Fire And Stone features the rollicking self-examination of "Stole My Fame (To: Grace)"; the... << Full Report >>
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Proverb Newsome Debuts "Stand Tall (feat. B.I.C.)" Video and Single

"Stand Tall" is the lead single from CHH vet Proverb Newsome's forthcoming The Gaze EP. The single features production by Juice 20/20. When defined the word proverb means a wise saying. Well, when applied to one of Bomb Beach's most profound wordsmiths, the word takes on no less than the personification of its definition. Proverb Newsome has been dropping gems in ears since the early 90s. He first hit the national scene with his group 1Way in 1995 with the project Destination Unknown... << Full Report >>
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Virtual School of the Arts Partners with Music Industry All-Stars to Bring Music Education Back to the Schools

With music and the arts disappearing from schools nationwide, Virtual School of the Arts (VSA) is stepping forward to bring music education back to our schools. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 2014 by renowned drummer and songwriter Chad Chapin (Ben Folds, Casting Crowns, dcTalk)... << Full Report >>
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Christian Songwriting Contest Enters Final Phase

The 12th Annual CCM Network International Songwriting Contest is in its final month, which means songwriters are urged to get their entries in now to qualify for Songwriter of the Year prizes and opportunities, including an international radio single release, writing for an INOV8 Label artist and media exposure.... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 15, 2014*


Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Honored Guest Of Astronaut Terry Virts To Witness Spacecraft Launch

Multi Dove Award-winning, five-time GRAMMY® and AMA nominee, and Emmy Award winner Brandon Heath was recently honored to be one of ten handpicked guests of NASA Astronaut Terry Virts to witness the Expedition 42 Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft launch to the International Space Station. Heath joined Virts to aid in final preparations before the departure which took place on Nov. 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia... << Full Report >>
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NewSong Winter Jam Revs Up For Blockbuster 2015

With another record-breaking year on the books, logging sellouts in top arenas coast-to-coast with more than 650,000 in total attendance, NewSong's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-the world's #1 first quarter tour for four consecutive years-is set for a milestone 2015. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the tour hits the road January 2 with 10 of Christian music's top artists, led by GRAMMY®-nominated Platinum®-selling headliners Skillet... << Full Report >>
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Emerging Rock Duo Clemency Releasing New EP with a Video Series Telling a Love Story

Indie rock duo Clemency explores LOVE and MUSIC as universal concepts on 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... << Full Report >>
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Girder Records to Re-release Altar Boys' "Gut Level Music"

Girder Records has inked a deal to re-release Altar Boys - Gut Level Music. The re-release will contain re-mastered music, modified artwork as well as a new unreleased song, "I Just Can't Let Go" as advertised in the original ads many years ago. Altar Boys, Gut Level Music will be released in early Spring 2015, with pre-orders starting just before Christmas 2014... << Full Report >>
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Cheri Keaggy Cheri Keaggy Adds New Rewards In Final Countdown To Kickstarter Deadline

Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy has added some exciting new rewards as she begins the final countdown to her Kickstarter campaign's deadline on Thursday. Keaggy is currently raising funds for her ninth album, No Longer My Own, through the innovative crowd-sourcing website, Kickstarter. Keaggy is no stranger to Kickstarter, having employed it to fund her 2012 release... << Full Report >>
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RCA Inspirations Jason Nelson To Release "Jesus Revealed" Live Album

Talented gospel singer/songwriter and musician Jason Nelson, will release his much-anticipated new album, JESUS REVEALED, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Featuring the Top 2 hit gospel single "I Am," the album is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.com. Pre-order JESUS REVEALED now and receive the Instant Grat track... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, December 11, 2014*


Chris Rice Chris Rice (Quietly) Celebrates 20 Years Of Music By Re-Releasing Debut Indie EP

One question that we get asked every couple of months is the honesty puzzling, "Where is Chris Rice?" The singer/songwriter was loved by many during his days releasing albums with Michael W. Smith's own record label, Rocketown Records. However, rather suddenly, Rice seemed to just completely vanish. He had no online presence--his official website stopped being updated... << Full Report >>
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Aaron Shust Aaron Shust Partners with Major Radio Outlets for Holiday Promotions That Help People in Need

Dove-Award winning Aaron Shust is teaming with radio outlets across the country to help make Christmas a little more merry to those in need. The artist is working with WAY-FM Network, Star 99.1/Zarephath, NJ and Spirit 105.3/Seattle, WA. Shust and his new Christmas project, Unto Us, sponsored Star 99.1 Home for the Holidays promotion. Entries were entered for the chance to fly anywhere in the United States to reunite families at this special time of time of year and a lucky couple in New Jersey won a expense paid trip to Oregon. The husband hadn't... << Full Report >>
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Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith's Album Sales Spike Following "CMA Country Christmas"

GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith knew something special had happened following his performance with Carrie Underwood on the CMA Country Christmas special. "What a moment - it made my hair stand up a little bit!" he said to PEOPLE Magazine backstage at the taping of the show in Nashville. The performance, along with a showering of media praise, led to nearly a 150% increase in album sales this week for his new Christmas project - Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas... << Full Report >>
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Jason Gray Centricity Music Delivers a Record-Breaking Year

Centricity Music has seen incredible growth since the company opened its doors eight years ago and 2014 has proven to be a record-breaking year for the label. The past 12 months have brought incredible radio airplay, high-profile touring opportunities, exponential sales growth and expanded recognition for the company's roster; Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Carrollton, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Lauren Daigle, Lindsay McCaul and Unspoken. With three new signings coming in 2015, JJ Weeks, Jarod Anderson and Jordan Feliz, the future continues to look bright... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Partners With "Britain's Got Talent" Winner Paul Potts

What began as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the famous Christmas truce of World War I, has become a global campaign resulting in an album (Silent Night Carols), soccer stadiums filled with hundreds of thousands of carolers and now a new single from "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts with sales from the single supporting Syrian refugees... << Full Report >>
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Gospel Artist Kevin LeVar Kicks Off the Forgiveness Campaign

Gospel artist Kevin LeVar is kicking off this Christmas season with the Forgiveness Campaign – encouraging people to give the gift of forgiveness. The official website has launched at www.theforgivenesscampaign.org... << Full Report >>
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D. Myles Releases Debut Mixtape "Free at Last" Dec 16

Celebrities like Oprah, Deepak Chopra, and Will Smith have ignited tremendous interest in the universe and consciousness. In his debut mixtape, Free at Last, former self-proclaimed universalist Donovon “D. Myles” Hawkins chronicles his journey to faith in Christ alone. Free at Last is set to release December 16, and is hosted by DJ Wade-O. “As an adolescent, I believed in the universe as a higher power but not in Christ,” D. Myles said... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, December 10, 2014*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 to Appear at Vans Warped Tour 2015

At 4 PM PST today, the Vans Warped Tour, America's longest running festival concert tour, revealed the second wave of artists appearing on the 2015 tour. Alternative pop/rock band, Family Force 5, will be among the Main Stage performers for the 21st annual tour, which launches June 9 and runs through August 8, 2015 (dates subject to change), marking the band's fourth tour appearance. Click HERE for dates and ticket information... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae Lecrae Earns Three Grammy Nominations

Three Grammy nominations cap a break-out year for critically-acclaimed rapper Lecrae. He joins his contemporaries Drake, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem as a nominee in the coveted hip-hop category Best Rap Performance ("All I Need Is You"). He's also nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song ("Messengers") and as a featured artist on Erica Campbell's hit record "Help" for Best Gospel Performance/Song... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Release "We Will Not Be Shaken" Globally Jan. 27

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the highly anticipated We Will Not Be Shaken CD/DVD internationally January 27 with Provident Music Distribution. Recorded during an evening of worship on a mountaintop overlooking Shasta Lake north of Redding, the live album and DVD present 11 new songs led by the Bethel Music Artist Collective, including Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Hunter Thompson, Amanda Cook and Matt Stinton, as well as debut artists Kalley Heiligenthal, Hannah McClure, Paul McClure, Jonathan David Helser and Melissa Helser... << Full Report >>
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Veritas Veritas Delivers Special Holiday Performance At 19th Annual NY Winters Eve Celebration

Veritas delivered a special holiday performance at Volunteers of America's 19th annual A New York Winter's Eve to celebrate 118 years of helping tens of thousands of the most vulnerable of our neighbors live safe, healthy and productive lives. Held in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza on Monday, Dec. 8, Veritas joined guests of corporate sponsors and honorees and friends of Volunteers of America and Operation Backpack as they gathered for an inspiring evening to benefit its Greater New York chapter programs... << Full Report >>
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Cheri Keaggy Cheri Keaggy Shares Stories and Songs with Nashville Rescue Mission

Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy recently visited the Nashville Rescue Mission to share stories and songs with the homeless women served by the organization. "This is the second time I've ministered in the women's facility," says Keaggy. "They're not that different from me, really. They're hungry for hope and eager to receive encouragement from the Lord and each other. It's been a privilege to see first hand the great work God is doing through the Mission. And I will definitely be back... << Full Report >>
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Cameron Moore Celebrates New EP at Release Party

Singer/songwriter Cameron Moore is set to celebrate his new self-titled EP on December 19 with at an event at The Upper Room in Statesville, N.C. Moore, who released his debut project on November 25, will perform his self-penned worship songs during the release party... << Full Report >>
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Dove Award Winner Billy Sprague Unveils Long Awaited "Songs In The Key Of Awe"

Beloved multi-Dove Award winning recording artist and worship leader Billy Sprague has announced the upcoming release of his latest musical project, Songs in the Key of Awe. While the CD will officially be released in early 2015, it is currently available exclusively from Sprague's website, billyspraguemusic.com... << Full Report >>
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12 Leading Pastors Come Together For "Divine Voices: Pastors of Praise"

Twelve of the church pulpit's most anointed ministers come together on Rendezvous Music's upcoming album, Divine Voices: Pastors of Praise. Distributed by Provident Distribution, the new collection is available for preorder online and will be in stores and online January 27, 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 9, 2014*


Jamie Grace Jamie Grace Teams Up with Sister for "Family Christmas Songs" by Jamie Grace and Morgan Harper Nichols

GRAMMY®-nominee Jamie Grace is teaming up with her sister Morgan Harper Nichols to release a Christmas EP - Family Christmas: Songs by Jamie Grace & Morgan Harper Nichols – available today. The album features two Christmas songs by Jamie Grace, including an original track “Born Tonight,” two songs by Morgan Harper Nichols and a song by Harper Still, the collective name for the two sisters who regularly write and perform together. The album is available now through Gotee Records... << Full Report >>
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Sullivan Sullivan's New Album "Heavy Is The Head" Is Out Today

The wait is over! After a 7 year hiatus, beloved alternative rock band Sullivan has returned with one of the fall's most intriguing records, Heavy Is The Head, which is out today and available for purchase from Spartan Records at http://spr.tn/heavyisthehead and iTunes. Additionally, the band has partnered with Pandora Premieres to stream the new record in its entirety... << Full Report >>
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Kevin Max Kevin Max Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For New Solo Album, "Broken Temples"

Since departing Audio Adrenaline earlier this year, Kevin Max has been hard at work on his next solo venture, Broken Temples. Originally slated for an August release, then November, the album has been long delayed, but is finally taking shape. Late Monday night, December 8th, Max launched a PledgeMusic campaign with a hidden goal to fund the project, set to release early in 2015... << Full Report >>
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Jason Dunn Former Hawk Nelson Vocalist Aims To Keep Pop Punk Alive With New Band, Lights Go Down

It's no secret that Hawk Nelson has never been the same since the departure of their vocalist and co-founder, Jason Dunn. Dunn seemingly took with his exit from Hawk the signature pop punk sound that launched them to stardom ten years ago (and even in an on-screen role in the big screen family film, Yours, Mine & Ours in 2005). Since leaving, Dunn has been touring as a solo artist, first under the name Lights Go Down, then his own name (and released a new album this fall, bravely titled The Grand Adventures of Hank Neilsen) and has now formed a new band to use the name Lights Go Down once again. And with this new band, Dunn & Co. have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their first EP, We Kept It Alive... << Full Report >>
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Passion Founder Louie Giglio's Advent Devotional "Waiting Here For You" Available Now

Founder of the Passion Movement and Passion City Church Pastor and Visionary Architect Louie Giglio hopes that Advent can "help people struggling during the holidays" with his new devotional and resource - "Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope" (Passion Publishing) - available now. In full interviews with TIME and Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope Appoints Mike Hamilton As New Executive Director

Show Hope™ has appointed Mike Hamilton as their new Executive Director, effective December 1. Hamilton is replacing longtime staff member Scott Hasenbalg who has led Show Hope since its inception. 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... << Full Report >>
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Mike Farris Mike Farris Receives Grammy Nomination for "Shine For All The People"

An independent recording artist on the Compass Records label, Mike Farris is celebrating his first-ever Grammy® nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album of the Year for his newest studio album, Shine For All the People... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 8, 2014*


Newsboys Newsboys' "God's Not Dead" Album Certified GOLD

God's Not Dead, the best-selling 2011 Inpop recording from GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, has been certified Gold® by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it was recently announced. The band's sixth career Gold® album, God's Not Dead was produced by Seth Mosley and features the blockbuster title-cut. The song garnered an RIAA Gold® single certification earlier this year... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, December 6, 2014*


Fireflight Fireflight Wishes JFH Readers A Merry Christmas!

Listen to a special holiday greeting from Fireflight vocalist Dawn Michele wishing you and your fellow Jesusfreakhideout.com readers a special Christmas! Check it out below! Fireflight is gearing up for an exciting 2015 as Dawn welcomes her first baby--due out in the spring--with former Wavorly bassists and husband Matt Lott, who can often be seen filling in on bass for House of Heroes on the road. Fireflight will release a brand new studio album, titled INNOVA, on May 5th, 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, December 5, 2014*


Royal Tailor Royal Tailor Receives GRAMMY Nomination For Self-Titled Album

Royal Tailor received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album," as announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today. The nomination for their current sophomore self-titled Essential Records album, ROYAL TAILOR, marks the band's second GRAMMY® nomination. The group received one for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album," for their debut 2011 release, BLACK & WHITE, a record in which the band also garnered their first No. 1 radio single "Make A Move... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Word Entertainment Garners 6 GRAMMY Nominations Today

Word Entertainment came out on top during today's GRAMMY nominee announcements, receiving more Contemporary Christian nominations than any other company. Claiming multiple nods in the two Contemporary Christian categories, Francesca Battistelli and for KING & COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE and Natalie Grant are amongst the nominees. "These nominations are a huge statement for our artists and an exciting recognition of their work," says Word Entertainment President & CEO Rod Riley... << Full Report >>
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Derek Minor Offers Free "Stranger" feat. Roz Download

Check out a new free download single from Derek Minor. He drew inspiration for the song from the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Minor says, "One of the common things I've heard people say they love about my music is transparency. I feel like that honesty allows for people to relate and hopefully be encouraged that they are not alone. As I was working on Empire, I remember being in a late studio session with Dirty Rice and Tony Tillman. Our session had come to a halt as we... << Full Report >>
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Skrip Debuts "Go On" ft. Michael Ketterer of United Pursuit

Chicago native and self produced artist Skrip is preparing to release his first retail project on Infiltrate Music February 24th, 2015. Skrip's musical palette is broad and he demonstrate's that with his first single "When The Beat Drop", and then moving to his 2nd offering, "Go On" featuring United Pursuit's own Michael Ketterer on the captivating chorus... << Full Report >>
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MercyMe Garners Two GRAMMY Nods for "Welcome To the New"

Fair Trade band MercyMe is celebrating their third and fourth GRAMMY® nominations today, picking up dual honors on their latest studio album Welcome To The New. The album is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and the lead single off the album - "Shake" - is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell Receives 2 GRAMMY Nominations, Announced Today

Erica Campbell caps off a successful year for her debut solo album "HELP" receiving two Grammy Awards® nominations for "Best Gospel Album," and "Best Gospel Performance/Song," it was announced today. Recently, Campbell has been racking up awards; winning a Soul Train Award last week for Best Gospel / Inspirational Song for "Help" and a Dove Award last month for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for "A Little More Jesus... << Full Report >>
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Smokie Norful Celebrates 2 GRAMMY Nominations

At today's Grammy Awards® press conference it was announced that Smokie Norful received two Grammy nominations in the Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song categories. Norful is being recognized for his work on his current release FOREVER YOURS. The album was Smokie's first studio record in over five years and it has connected with audiences and fans around the world. He is also nominated for the song "No Greater Love," a perfectly crafted and sweeping ballad that continues to top the Gospel radio chart... << Full Report >>
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Spartan Records Releases "Homesick" Christmas Compilation

Seattle based independent label Spartan Records has surprised fans today with the release of Homesick: A Spartan Records Christmas Album. The record features nine renditions of holiday classics, both new and old, by Spartan bands. The album is also available for FREE with the purchase of any physical album at spartanrecords.com through the end of December... << Full Report >>
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Plumb K-LOVE Christmas Tour Launches With Sold-Out Run

The third annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour, presented by 25 Entertainment kicked off a phenomenal season last night with a sold-out show in Pittsburgh, to be followed by two back-to-back sell-outs in Philadelphia and Stamford, CT (see full schedule below). The tour begins and ends with sold-out shows-eight sell-outs total-and runs through December 20. Tickets for remaining shows are still available for purchase here... << Full Report >>
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Nathan Tasker's Single "Man On A Wire" Reaches Top 20 in Australia

Singer/songwriter, Nathan Tasker, is enjoying great success with his new album, Man On A Wire. The title track has jumped to the Top 20 on Australia's TCM Chart within a month of the single's release, and back in the states the new project is receiving rave reviews from media. JesusFreakHideout.com calls the record, "an honest and authentic album," while Soul-Audio.com says, "impressive singer-songwriter," and Rockingodshouse.com exclaims, "has the feel of the Psalmist's heart... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, December 4, 2014*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Releases New Album "I Will Follow" February 3

GRAMMY®-nominated, Capitol CMG artist Jeremy Camp will be releasing his eighth studio album on February 3, 2015. His forthcoming studio album, I Will Follow, is now available for pre-order at iTunes with an instant grat of his new radio single "He Knows." Fans can also order the Deluxe edition that features five bonus tracks. In addition there are pre-order fan bundles available that include a t-shirt, autographed poster and fan booklet with individuals' names who pre-order a fan bundle. All of these pre-orders are available here... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Hospitalized, All-Star Tribute Tour Postponed

Legendary Gospel artist Andraé Crouch was admitted to the hospital on Monday, December 1st. As a result of Andraé’s sudden and unexpected hospitaliztion, Riverphlo Entertainment has decided to postpone this month’s “Let the Church Say Amen” Celebration Tour. Ticket holders can contact the venues for information on rescheduled dates... << Full Report >>
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Blanca Debuts Solo Single "Who I Am" Today

Multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, releases her highly anticipated debut solo single, "Who I Am" today. The song is the title cut and one of the five tracks that comprise her forth-coming solo EP, which will be available for purchase in January in anticipation of her full-length album in Spring 2015. "Who I Am" is available to download or to stream today... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Folk-Tinged Pop Recording Artist I AM THEY To Release Debut January 27

Essential Records/Provident Label Group's new recording artist I AM THEY, is set to release its self-titled debut album on January 27, 2015. The group's lead single, "From The Day," is available on iTunes and is impacting at Christian radio nationwide. Already in the Top 25 at AC radio, the song has received major market support from stations such as KLOVE, Air1, WRBS/Baltimore, Fish Cleveland, WCSG/Grand Rapids, Fish Portland and Sirius XM's The Message, among others. In support of the project... << Full Report >>
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Sullivan Debuts "Pieces" With MySpace

Alternative rock band Sullivan has debuted another new song today from their upcoming record Heavy Is The Head. In anticipation for the record's release on December 9th, the band has partnered with MySpace.comto premiere their track "Pieces." Fans can pre-order the new album now from Spartan Records at http://spr.tn/heavyisthehead and iTunes (with exclusive bonus acoustic version of... << Full Report >>
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Misty Edwards' "Little Bird" Solo Offering Takes Fight Dec. 29

Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Misty Edwards will release her newest and 4th studio album, Little Bird, from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). Available Dec. 29 through digital and retail outlets everywhere and distributed through New Day Distribution, Edwards will premiere songs from her creative solo... << Full Report >>
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Teen Mania International Announces Historic Outreach To Myanmar

Ron Luce, founder and president of Teen Mania International, announced that the Dallas-based ministry will embark on a history-making missionary venture this coming summer to Myanmar, the nation formerly known as Burma... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, December 3, 2014*


JoC Jars of Clay Rallies Funds For Blood:Water Mission

Following in the footsteps of artists like Plumb, Jars of Clay has taken to RallySong.com to help raise funds for the clean water in Africa charity, Blood:Water Mission, which the band also founded. With their RallySong campaign, the band hopes to raise $10,000 for Blood:Water and is offering a first listen to a new 5-song EP of demos from their 2013 album Inland, including b-sides, along with the chance to win dinner with the guys in January. Visit https://rallysong.com/jarsofclay to contribute... << Full Report >>
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Tooth and Nail Records Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Documentary and Commemorative Book

Famed Seattle-based label Tooth & Nail Records celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2013 and to document the last two decades, a film has been created telling the story of the label and artists. No New Kinda Story is a behind-the-scene look at the rise, fall and rebirth of the iconic label. In addition to the film, there is a commemorative hardbound book with exclusive photos and artwork storytelling the last two decades... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music To Release "Billboard No. 1 Gospel Hits" January 13

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) is set to release a blowout compilation from gospel's biggest stars today, with the double-disc album Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, out on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Featuring the greatest hits of this decade, the 20-track album includes the #1 Billboard Gospel hits from 2010 to now, from chart-toppers Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker... << Full Report >>
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Skillet Skillet Slam Dunks First Headline European Tour

It's been a massive year of performing to sold-out and capacity crowds across the globe for award-winning Atlantic/Word Records rockers Skillet, and the latest was during their first headline tour across Europe throughout October and November. Selling out 60% of the venues, including London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Antwerp and Cologne, the band also packed houses in Stockholm, Zurich, Hamburg, Glasgow, and cities in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas and you can help transform the life of an orphan

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. During this Christmas season, Show Hope wants you to join... << Full Report >>
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Chris August Chris August Unveils Lyric Video For "Tell Me What You Want For Christmas"

Fervent Records recording artist Chris August unveils his latest lyric video, “Tell Me What You Want for Christmas.” The video can be seen on Chris’s YouTube channel HERE. Please share and feel free to embed on all sites, blogs or alternate outlets... << Full Report >>
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Dove Award Winning Songwriter Jennie Lee Riddle's "Revelation Song" Certified Gold By RIAA

Integrity Music recently honored Dove Award winning songwriter Jennie Lee Riddle in recognition of the gold certification of Riddle's inspiring worship anthem "Revelation Song" as recorded by Phillips, Craig & Dean. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the song, commemorating over 500,000 digital downloads of the recording... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Cruse Ratcliff In Manila, Philippines

DREAM Worship artist and Sr. Worship Leader at Lakewood Church, Cindy Cruse Ratcliff just returned from the amazing three day Harvest Youth Conference at Cathedral of Praise in Manila, Philippines 3,176 people were saved at the conference! Cindy was overjoyed for the lives added to the Kingdom this week... "This is what it is all about, telling people about JESUS!" She is right! That is our heart as a label and we are so proud of the amazing work the Lord is doing through Cindy and through her latest album "Heaven Raining Down... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, December 2, 2014*


Adam Sams Releases Tightwire Music Video

Singer/songwriter Adam Sams released the official music video for "Tightwire," the title track of his debut studio album, on Monday. The video is a collaboration with film producers Alex Taylor and Greg LeFevre and visual artists Alexandra Miller and Niki Zarrabi. It features Sams performing within a suspended visual art installation made up of various fragmented items. The piece is meant to convey broken, scattered pieces... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, December 1, 2014*


Abandon Kansas Abandon Kansas Partners With BC Music To Crowd-Fund Third Full-Length Album

BC Music, a division of BadChristian, has partnered with Sunflower State rock group, Abandon Kansas, to launch a crowd-funding campaign for the band's upcoming third studio album, due out 2015. The campaign, which seeks to raise $15,000 through January 5, 2015, is live now at: http://igg.me/at/abandonkansas. Unique crowd-funding 'perks' allow fans to get involved in the project beyond just getting the music, including a mention in the album art, a selfie in a lyric video, exclusive interactive experiences, custom songwriting and more. The band will also be booking a 'living room tour' to support the album, offering fans the chance to host one of the shows at their house. Here, Abandon Kansas will hand deliver the new album to fans around the country... << Full Report >>
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Michael W. Smith Performs On CMA Country Christmas Tonight

Michael W. Smith performs songs from his new Christmas album - Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas - with Carrie Underwood & Little Big Town tonight! Tune in to ABC at 8/7c... << Full Report >>
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Fred Hammond Debuts At No. 1 With New Album, "I Will Trust"

GRAMMY Award-winning gospel music legend Fred Hammond has released his much-anticipated new album I Will Trust to a #1 debut on the Christian/Gospel chart according to SoundScan. Garnering acclaim amongst critics and fans, the chart-topping I Will Trust reflects Fred Hammond's fresh perspective on faith and marks his most intimate album yet... << Full Report >>
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