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April, 2010
*Friday, April 30th, 2010*

Kutless
Releasing their worship project It Is Well, BEC Recordings’ Kutless has inspired fans across the country with their No. 1 hit “What Faith Can Do.” This single topped five radio formats -- CHR, AC Mon, AC Indicator, Inspo as well as spent eight weeks at the top on the National Christian Audience Chart (the most popular Christian song ranked by airplay audience impressions). Recently the band was honored by BEC Recordings with commemorative plaque for the success of this...
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Switchfoot
Last night Switchfoot made a suprising announcement... you can get your chance to record a song with them! "We've been hinting for a few weeks that we had a special surprise... well here it is," the band writes before making the reveal... "We are partnering with a new website called bidfire.com to help raise money for one of our favorite charities: Stand Up For Kids. We are holding an online auction, and the winner will get to record a...
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Me In Motion
Centricity Music’s powerhouse band, Me In Motion, has already generated a strong presence in the Christian music industry since its debut with high-profile tours and major CD reviews. The self-titled project from Me In Motion released March 26, 2010 and immediately garnered the attention of key Christian media outlets. Press coverage included features with All Access...
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Portland Oregon’s modern rock band, Sixteen Cities, has garnered early support for their self-titled debut project on Centricity Music. The project, which released last Tuesday, is already striking a chord with media and radio. Sixteen Cities recently completed a radio promotional tour throughout the Midwest and Southeast in support of their first single, “Sing Along...
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Superchick
Superchick packs out Best Buy in San Antonio on Friday, April 23 for K-LOVE's "SuperFriday with Superchick at BestBuy." The in-store acoustic concert and meet and greet was part of Superchick's spring "Alive Tour," which visits 20 cities through late May. For tour dates, visit superchickonline.com/tour.php. View video footage from the event featuring the band's new single...
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*Thursday, April 29th, 2010*

MercyMe
MercyMe continues to live out their message of “loving well” as they move forward in their journey across America, recently serving at Rescue Missions in California and assisting radio listeners in Nevada. The Grammy® nominated band is preparing for the release of their upcoming album with INO Records The Generous Mr. Lovewell, available nationwide next Tuesday, May 4th...
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John Kelly, CEO of Inpop Records, has named Andrew Patton to the post of General Manager / Vice President for label operations. Patton was selected to replace Dale Bray, who will be exiting the label he co-founded in 1999. Patton will also continue to operate Patton House Entertainment separate from his duties at Inpop Records. “I’m humbled by the offer, and excited to step into the label to continue the legacy and growth that Inpop provides to our industry,” says Patton. “Having had the...
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*Wednesday, April 28th, 2010*

Switchfoot
Want to sport your love for Switchfoot every day of the week and wherever you go? Journeys and Switchfoot have partnered up to bring you their own version of the Macbeth Manchester Shoe. The Journeys webstore describes the new footwear as "The Manchester from Macbeth features a soft upper with Switchfoot graphics, padded tongue and collar, and a style all its own." Visit www.journeys.com or click here to go directly to the...
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Seabird
Adding to an already impressive list of TV exposure that includes CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer” and NBC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Seabird’s tune “Believe Me” is being used in the current promotion for Jillian Michael’s new NBC show titled “Losing It With Jillian.” Michaels is best known for her role on the popular show “The Biggest Loser” also on NBC. Michael’s recently commented on her facebook page about the song and band by saying, “ It doesn't get any cuter than this. The song we used for Losing It promo...
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Owl City
No matter where you are in the world, you can catch OWL CITY: Live from London! In a rare opportunity, fans of Owl City will get a chance to watch the band live when they play a sold out show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on May 9th. The performance will be broadcast around the world via a live stream on OwlCityMusic.com and Facebook.com/OwlCity. There will be a re-broadcast seven hours later to accommodate viewers...
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The Wrecking
Beginning in May, Chosen Records' recording artist The Wrecking will join Manic Drive on a concert tour sponsored by Air 1 and Compassion International. The "Hearts of Compassion" tour is currently scheduled to stop in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, with more dates being added daily. "We're very excited about this tour," says Darren Elder, drummer for The Wrecking. "Our concert schedule has been crazy since January. We've already...
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Diamond Rio
As the skies threatened a severe downpour and rough weather, six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe and Jimmy Olander led 175 Sixth Annual Team Rio runners and walkers across the finish line at the Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon this past Saturday in Nashville. This year the team raised over $135,500.00 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, surpassing the $500,00.00 fundraising mark in just six years. Olander crossed...
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*Tuesday, April 27th, 2010*

Music industry veterans Pam Browne and Tamara Alan have announced the launch of FUNL Music, a full-service marketing, distribution, artist development, and support company. FUNL will provide independent artists with the resources they need to compete in an ever-changing music industry landscape. The company recently inked an exclusive global distribution agreement with The Orchard, a global leader...
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*Monday, April 26th, 2010*

toby
Some guys give flowers and some give cards, but when you really want to get creative you start a clothing line for your wife! That’s just what award-winning musician TobyMac did after watching his wife with their children one day when the phrase just came to him…The Bomb Mom. At first he wasn’t sure what to do with the phrase, but eventually he realized it was a great name for a clothing line - a series...
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Jeremy Camp
BEC Recordings’ artist Jeremy Camp was awarded his fourth RIAA Gold Certified album for Beyond Measure last week in Nashville, TN. The celebration was held at his booking agency, Paradigm, and he was awarded his Gold album by Tooth & Nail Records/BEC Recordings’ President Brandon Ebel. This certification follows his first GRAMMY nomination, his second American Music Award nomination and his 19th No. 1 Radio single...
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Big Idea
Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release a brand new enchanting adventure on DVD, VeggieTales®: Sweetpea Beauty—A Girl After God’s Own Heart, on July 31, 2010 for $14.99 SRP in Christian market stores, and on August 3, 2010 for $14.93 SRP in the general marketplace. This creative fairy-tale parody teaches a valuable lesson about true beauty based...
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*Friday, April 23rd, 2010*

toby
EMI Christian Music Group is proud to congratulate several of their label group artists for their recent Dove Awards. The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards were held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Nashville's historic Grand Ole Opry House, and will be televised nationwide on gmc Sunday, April 25, from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. TobyMac’s “City On Our Knees,” which topped the sales and radio charts faster than any of his previous singles...
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SCC
Steven Curtis Chapman was honored at this week’s Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Awards as he took home his 4th award for Songwriter of the Year along with two more awards for Song of the Year for his powerful hits “Cinderella” and “Yours,” off of his 16th studio record This Moment. The annual BMI Christian Music Awards were held at their Music Row office in Nashville...
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Needtobreathe
Word Entertainment flies high at the 41st Annual Dove Awards scoring 15 Awards at Wednesday night's event. Held at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, evening standouts included NEEDTOBREATHE with three wins and first-time award winners Francesca Battistelli and Sidewalk Prophets. The GMA Dove Awards is set to air on the Gospel Music Channel this coming Sunday, April 25 at 8:00 PM ET...
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Big Idea Entertainment, home to the world’s leading faith-based kids’ VeggieTales brand, accepted the Dove Award for the 2010 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Children’s Music Album of the Year for VeggieTales: Here I Am To Worship. Its 9th Dove Award to date and 8th Dove nod for Children’s Music Album of the Year, VeggieTales received the award as part of this year...
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Relient K
Relient K’s 51 song, three-disc set, Relient K: The First Three Gears (2000-2003), became available at retail stores and digital retailers worldwide on Tuesday April 20, just days before the band opens for Paramore on “The Spring Tour.” With a whopping 51 songs, including five rare bonus tracks, the compilation is a three-disc set of the first three Relient K albums...
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Underoath
2010 witnesses the inaugural year of COOL TOUR, in association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music, and features AS I LAY DYING, UNDEROATH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLESSTHEFALL, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS, CANCER BATS, and WAR OF AGES. COOL TOUR is brought to you by...
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Amy Grant
Just weeks after releasing the critically acclaimed Somewhere Down the Road, Amy Grant will be seen on ABC’s Nightline tonight, April 23. The celebrated singer will be featured in the show’s playlist segment which has also covered Jennifer Hudson, Keith Urban and more. Nightline airs weeknights...
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Relient K
Relient K will be releasing their latest album Forget And Not Slow Down on vinyl soon and drummer Ethan Luck recently captured some incredible footage of the unique collector's item in-the-making! Luck announced on his own blog at ethanluck.com, "To anyone who is coming to the Paramore/Relient K/Fun tour. You will have the chance to purchase Forget And Not Slow Down on 12" Vinyl! We are not sure when these will be available online to order, but for now...
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Newworldson
Inpop Records’ Newworldson is celebrating its first No.1, as its current single “There Is A Way” tops the Canadian Christian Radio Charts this week. The song, from Newworldson’s Feb. 23 self-titled release, additionally peaked at No. 2 on the Radio & Records Christian AC Monitored & Indicator charts. “There Is A Way,” featuring the Toronto Mass Choir, is a song of encouragement to those who are carrying a heavy burden...
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David Crowder Band
Church Music, the latest from the David Crowder*Band, took home the top prize for “Praise and Worship Album of the Year” at last night’s 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, the band’s first win in this category. In addition to the their win for “Praise & Worship Album of the Year,” Church Music was also nominated for “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year”...
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Brandon Heath
Awards were given out last night at the Grand Ole Opry House for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards with celebrated Nashville-based singer/songwriter Brandon Heath scoring two wins, including the prestigious Male Vocalist of the Year honor for the second year in a row. The televised show will air nationwide on gmc Sunday, April 25, from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST...
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Red
Last night, modern rock band Red scored the trophy for Rock Album of the Year, for its acclaimed release Innocence & Instinct (2/10/2009). In addition, the band delivered a powerhouse performance, which included special guest Brian “Head” Welch, former lead guitarist of the multi platinum metal band Korn...
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Kari Jobe
Integrity Music artists Kari Jobe and Israel Houghton took home two Dove Awards and Jennie Lee Riddle, writer of “Revelation Song,” was named the Dove Award Songwriter of the Year last night in Nashville. The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will be seen on television nationwide on gmc...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Phillips, Craig & Dean’s Fearless took home the “Inspirational Album of the Year” honor at last night’s 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards earning the trio their first album Dove win of their career. “After singing for almost 20 years, to be honored with our first career Dove win for an album, specifically for Fearless, is such an honor,” says Randy Phillips. “We are humbled by this accolade...
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Spring Hill/Nine North recording artist Jason Crabb took home two GMA Dove Awards last night, following a series of high profile performances during Dove Week. Crabb’s crossover country single, “Somebody Like Me,” penned by Songwriter of the Year nominees Neil Thrasher and Michael Boggs, was named Country Recorded Song of the Year at the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, while Crabb also took home a Dove for his participation in the multi-artist...
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*Thursday, April 22nd, 2010*

Dove Awards
The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, Gospel/Christian music’s biggest event, were held last evening at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. It was an evening of celebration as an incredible 43 Dove Awards were handed out and 15 collaborative performances were showcased. The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will be televised nationwide on gmc (http://www.watchgmctv.com) Sunday, April 25th from 8 p.m. -10 p.m EST. Click here for a complete list of all winners...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North continues to generate buzz as one of the Christian music’s most successful breakthrough bands by picking up the prestigious Song of the Year Dove Award for its hit, “By Your Side.” The song released to radio in late 2008 and garnered so much airplay that it ranked No. 3 on Billboard’s overall listing of Christian songs of the decade. “The comfort that this song has brought has been way bigger than us and way bigger...
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Casting Crowns
With winners announced last night for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, Casting Crowns nabbed the evening’s highest honor, Artist of the Year. After scoring five consecutive Group of the Year titles from the Gospel Music Association, this top-selling act in Christian music since 2007 receives top recognition for the first time in this fan-voted category. “To me, it’s extra special because the fans were voting...
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*Wednesday, April 21st, 2010*

toby
Five-Time Grammy Award® winning artist TobyMac garnered two more honors last night at the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Christian Music Awards for Song and Songwriter of the Year. The ceremony was held at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Leading U.S. music rights organization BMI saluted the...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED is currently back in the U.S. this month for an 11-city major market tour that builds on its events last year that saw major venues sell out coast-to-coast. Continuing its string of sold-out concerts, Saturday’s tour date in Hoffman Estates, IL (Chicago) not only drew the largest crowd ever at Sears Centre Arena, but also captured the attention of a whole community...
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Diamond Rio
Marty Roe and Jimmy Olander of the six-time Vocal Group of the Year and multiple Dove nominated band, Diamond Rio, have been hitting the pavement for the sixth year in a row as long-time running captains for Team Rio. This dedicated group of almost 200...
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SCC
Leading U.S. music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards tonight at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. By contributing two songs each to the most-performed list...
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MercyMe
Once again MercyMe has made history as their massive multi-format single “I Can Only Imagine” recently surpassed 1 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain. Simultaneously, their last studio record, All That Is Within Me, received RIAA Gold certification, continuing...
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*Tuesday, April 20th, 2010*

Momentum has been building for Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers since the release of his album, My Time, last month. He recently signed an endorsement deal with Yamaha, has partnered with Artist Garden Entertainment for new management and has garnered a Dove Award nomination for "Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year." Definitely not a newcomer to the music scene, Chambers has paid...
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Today Is The Day For The Worldwide Video Premiere Of Dave Barnes' Hit Single, "God Gave Me You." "I believe that people are built for community with each other. We often times take relationships for granted. I wrote 'God Gave Me You' because I'm thankful for my wife and how she makes me a better person. This video highlights the song...
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toby
Last week, 5-Time Grammy Award winner TobyMac appeared on The Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends performing his latest single “Get Back Up.” To catch the live performance, please click here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4153914/tobymac-performs. The singer/songwriter also gave an exclusive online bonus performance of “Boomin...
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*Friday, April 16th, 2010*

Seabird
The new music video for Seabird’s “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” is debuting today exclusively with the online home of the popular Seventeen magazine, Seventeen.com. To view the video, visit http://www.seventeen.com/fun-stuff/17-buzz/seabird-music-video. The band’s single was also recently used on an episode of CBS’ Ghost Whisperer...
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Natalie Grant
GMA’s reining Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years, Natalie Grant will be releasing her eighth album, Love Revolution on Curb Records on August 24, 2010, featuring her recently released single, “Greatness of our God” http://www.nataliegrant.com, currently at Christian radio. A powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, she’s eager...
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*Thursday, April 15th, 2010*

August Burns Red
Today, August Burns Red announced an upcoming Summer date for a live DVD filming, "We are shooting and recording a Live DVD/CD in our hometown of Manheim PA! Tickets on sale now. June 4th, come be a part of our History and be in our DVD!" It's an all ages show at Warehouse 54 with tickets being only $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Please visit www.myspace.com/cishows and call 717-391-PUNK for tickets...
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GMA
As the biggest night in gospel/Christian music approaches, more high-profile performances continue to be added to the lineup for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House, and televised nationwide on gmc Sunday, April 25, from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. Advancing the show’s original collaborations will be GRAMMY-nominated modern rock band Red with former lead guitarist...
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Creation Festival
Creation Festivals, voted "Favorite Festival" by CCM Magazine readers for the 3rd consecutive year, has proven to be the hallmark summer event music fans can't afford to miss. Hosted in two incredible settings, Creation Festivals host todays top Christian artists, compelling speakers, and stellar entertainment all for one low price. Both festivals are home to 5 stages, 60 artists, 20 speakers, an extreme zone, kid's entertainment...
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*Wednesday, April 14th, 2010*

Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson will be releasing "Hawkology" on June 8th! This release features their albums "Letters to the President," "Smile Its The End Of The World," and "Hawk Nelson...Is My Friend" all together for a great price. This powerhouse, pop rock foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of thousands since their debut release. Hawk Nelson performed fans across the country with the...
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The Afters
The Afters’ “Never Going Back to OK” will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack of the family friendly film “Secrets of the Mountain.” Hand-picked for the soundtrack by GRAMMY ® Award winning producer and music supervisor for the film and soundtrack, Randy Jackson, The Afters’ music will be featured with the likes of Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks and more on the soundtrack...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED returns to the U.S. this month for an 11-city major market tour that builds on its events last year that saw major venues sell out coast-to-coast, from the Nokia Theatre (Los Angeles) to Roseland Ballroom (New York City) to Bank United Centre (Miami). Continuing its string of sold out events, the current spring tour opened with a capacity crowd yesterday at The Wang Theatre in Boston, with additional sellouts already logged at Tower...
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Third Day
The honors and awards for Third Day’s Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage keep flowing in, as the live concert video project earned a Gold sales certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The RIAA Gold certification follows a busy early 2010 that saw the project earn a GRAMMY Award for the band, along with...
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Ashmont Hill
Axiom Records group, Ashmont Hill, has announced the release date for their sophomore album titled Your Masterpiece. Hitting stores nationwide on May 25th, this album is the follow up to their successful self-titled debut. Based out of Boston, the group consists of Phil Thompson, his sisters April Joy Thompson and Deborah Bullock, along with Deborah’s husband Wil Bullock...
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GMA
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces the final nominees for the Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year, to be presented at the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards. The nominees are Francesca Battistelli, Michael Boggs, Mike Donehey, Jason Ingram, Jennie Lee Riddle, and Neil Thrasher. "Lyrics are what set Gospel music apart from any other music," states Ed Leonard, Chairman of the Board of the GMA. "It's all...
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Kari Jobe
Kari Jobe, Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee and 2009’s top-selling debut artist, worshipped with more than 45,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. as part of Easter weekend services for Saddleback Church, the Southern California mega-church pastored by Rick Warren. Jobe had been invited personally by Warren, and participated along with The Jonas Brothers in the services which also...
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Amy Grant
Amy Grant’s return proves to be triumphant as her latest Somewhere Down the Road continues to be well received from fans, critics and retail alike. Grant’s Somewhere Down the Road debuted at No. 2 on the Christian soundscan chart. She consistently nabbed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes ® Christian and Gospel album chart the week of its release where it continues to be in the top 5. Grant is also releasing weekly video podcasts on iTunes...
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*Tuesday, April 13th, 2010*

Mikeschair
Curb Records' band MIKESCHAIR is proud to announce the digital release of Let The Waters Rise EP, available today. Featuring acoustic, instrumental and performance track versions of their current radio single, "Let the Waters Rise," the EP also includes two additional songs - the never-before released duet with Plumb for "Hold Me Now" and an extended mix of "Otherside." The EP is available now for only $3.99 at iTunes and for $4.95 at Amazon.com...
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House Of Heroes
Gotee Records band House Of Heroes are getting ready to release their latest piece of work, SUBURBA set for an August 3 street date produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Deas Vail) and mixed by J.R. McNeely (The Almost, Paramore). Look for the band to play a trek of festival dates leading into a late summer/fall tour. Check out in-studio video footage here - http://www.youtube.com/houseofheroesmusic...
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MercyMe
On May 4th, the multi-platinum selling, Grammy®-nominated & American Music Award winning band MercyMe will release “The Generous Mr. Lovewell.” The album has already garnered a No.1 Billboard Christian AC and No.1 iTunes® Top Christian Song with “All of Creation,” almost four weeks before the release date. “He’s like Buddy the Elf meets Forrest Gump,” says MercyMe singer Bart Millard of the fictitious namesake...
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FFH
Celebrated pop group FFH is the debut signing to new Provident Integrity Distribution label, P-ID Blue. The group will release its latest project, Wide Open Spaces, through P-ID Blue nationwide on May 11, 2010. Released digitally last October, this is the first time Wide Open Spaces will be available via all CBA chain and independent retailers. The record is already being called...
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J Knapp
Jennifer Knapp has revealed today in a Christianity Today interview today that she is a lesbian. Singer songwriter Knapp returns from a seven year hiatus with her new album Letting Go (RED) on May 11th 2010. The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning artist will also perform on this summer's Lilith Fair Tour and is currently previewing her new music now...
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Rachael Lampa
Nashville Publicity Group will be hosting their 8th annual Dove Awards Week showcase event - The Dog & Pony Show - on Tuesday, April 20th from 7pm-11pm at the Historic Berger Building (162 Rosa L. Parks Blvd) in downtown Nashville. Sponsored by Letters to God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the concert event will feature rare, intimate performances from new artists as well as some of the top names in Country, Christian, Rock, Pop and Gospel...
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*Monday, April 12th, 2010*

The Rocket Summer
Only a day after wrapping up a successful headlining tour, The Rocket Summer will be opening for major music powerhouse The Goo Goo Dolls. Bryce Avary, better known as The Rocket Summer, began touring with the multiple GRAMMY ® nominees this past weekend in New York and will tour through May 19, a complete list of tour dates is below. Up next for Avary will be a headlining tour as well...
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Premier Festivals is announcing the return in the 2010 season of an event celebrating the unique soumds and presentation of top artists in black gospel/urban music. "Joyfest" has become an annual hallmark for the best music in the genre and one of Premier Festival’s most successful presentations. "Joyfest 2010" is scheduled by Premier Festivals to be presented this summer at four of America’s leading amusement park destinations...
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Matt Redman
Award-winning songwriter, recording artist Matt Redman has written 17 Top 500 CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) songs that are being sung by millions in church services every week around the world. A dozen of these songs are featured on Redman’s 14-song Ultimate Collection releasing April 20, 2010 from Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution. Named the 2009 “Christian Songwriter of the Year” ASCAP Award winner...
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Ragamuffin Soul, the full-length Integrity Music debut from singer/songwriter and worship leader Carlos Whittaker, is slated to bow April 27. Produced by Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp, Whittaker co-wrote 11 of the highly-anticipated project’s 12 selections. Highlights of Ragamuffin Soul include the forthcoming single “God of Second Chances,” as well as "Rain It Down," “Jesus Saves...
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*Friday, April 9th, 2010*

GMA
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the International Award and Radio Stations of the Year for 2010. This year's GMA International Award is given to Hillsong United. The International Award honors a performer or organization from outside of the U.S. that has made an impact not just in his or her own country, but also in the world at large. The recipient is selected by a special committee of international representative members of the GMA...
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EMI CMG
EMI Christian Music Group has entered into an exclusive recorded music licensing and marketing agreement with Hillsong Church and Hillsong Music, one of the world’s fastest-growing evangelical ministries and a global force in Christian music. Effective immediately, EMI CMG will have the exclusive license to develop and market Hillsong music in US and Latin American territories (including Canadian digital and mainstream retail stores)...
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*Thursday, April 8th, 2010*

Madison, Alabama’s own MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE are poised to release their sophomore effort for Solid State Records on June 8th, 2010. The new full length, entitled Lost Boy, is the eagerly-awaited follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed Unbreakable. Unbreakable has sold an impressive 30,000+ copies in the United States alone, and has generated two music videos. MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE’s most recently released video for ‘On Wings of Integrity’, shot at The Waterfront Tavern...
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Now in its’ third year as a top producer of major outdoor Christian events, Premier Festivals is continuing to underscore the strength of its’ brand in announcing a stellar line-up of spring through early fall productions featuring the biggest names in contemporary Christian and gospel music. Among the forty-plus artists set to appear on Premier Festival’s 2010 stages are: Switchfoot...
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The Razzbarry Records Power pop outfit The Great Transparency finished the year of 2009 strong completing 2 regional U.S. tours, including one with White Collar Side Show, and making several festival appearances (Rock Fest, Vertical Fest). In addition to a full touring schedule the band also released their first single "Run For It" from the album "if worse comes to worst" which Jesusfreakhideout.com calls "catchy… enjoyable… impressive" and has since garnered airplay from such top stations as M88, Yes FM, Blast Fm, Remdey FM...
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Flatfoot 56
FLATFOOT 56 has entered the Billboard Heatseekers New Artist Chart at #2 for first week sales of their highly anticipated new album BLACK THORN. The album arrives as the third studio release from Chicago’s most celebrated Celtic-Punk outfit and marks their debut effort for new label home Old Shoe Records. First week sales numbers for Black Thorn have also pushed the album into the Billboard Top 200 at #160, the Billboard Top...
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The Katinas
Traveling the world for over 20 years spreading the Gospel through music, the Katinas are going to the next level of their ministry. Following a meeting with one of their pastors, Rice Brooks, the process of becoming licensed ministers began. In the new season of ministry, the Katinas are moving forward with Family Live Night concerts. "There are three ingredients that are crucial to having a healthy family - Fellowship, Faith and Forgiveness," said James Katina...
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Introducing Eoghan Heaslip, releases April 20, 2010 from Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution and features the music of worship leader, singer and songwriter Eoghan [pronounced “Owen”] Heaslip. Produced by Nathan Nockels (Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Passion), Introducing Eoghan Heaslip includes co-writes with Brenton Brown, David Ruis and Nick Herbert and is available for $5 at both physical and digital retail outlets everywhere...
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This is the week for the public to start enjoying Dave Barnes' brand new CD, What We Want, What We Get (Razor & Tie), just released on April 6th. With the anticipation and stunning reviews surrounding this project, along with the consecutive airplay of his current radio single, "God Gave Me You," it looks like Dave Barnes is well on his way to having a big hit on his hands...
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The iShine LIVE! Tour kicks off this week, heading to 20 U.S. cities through May, including two sold-out shows in Texas and Kentucky. The faith-based concert tour designed specifically for the tween market has also announced that Radio Disney's Next Big Thing winner JASMINE will join the tour in seven markets. iShine LIVE! is a power-packed, high-energy 2-hour event that brings together live music performances, a speaker...
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The Best Hymns Album In The World…Ever three-CD, 50-song set features recordings of many of today’s best-loved hymns from such world-acclaimed writers as Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, John Newton, Fanny J Crosby, and many more. This timeless collection retails for $16.99 and releases April 20 from Kingsway with distribution by EMI CMG. “Kingsway Music has always felt the call to spread the word about songs of substance, and this latest release is another celebration...
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*Wednesday, April 7th, 2010*

Spotting new, fresh talent, Tooth & Nail Records is gearing up to release two full-length debuts on April 20th. New acts Sent By Ravens and Write This Down have earned the eye of this label through their hard work, touring dedication and creative genius. Each band has their own unique sound but share the release date that is in just two weeks time. SENT BY RAVENS debut album, Our Graceful Words, abounds with deliciously memorable songs...
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Matthew West
Celebrated singer/songwriter Matthew West has begun work on his latest project, The Story of Your Life, to release fall 2010. A natural continuation of his best-selling 2008 album, Something to Say, West’s upcoming project will tell the real life stories of his fans. “Something to Say was written in the hopes of encouraging others that they really do have something to say...they matter,” says West...
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SCC
show HOPE™ founders Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman have dreamed for several years now to put together a major entertainment event for the Nashville community. They want to give back to this supporting community as well as to serve as a platform to celebrate and illuminate the mission of show HOPE, their adoption and orphan care organization. Their dream will soon become a reality on Friday, May 14th as show HOPE will present a unique concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein...
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delirious
Delirious? played its final, farewell concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo Nov. 29. With fans around the world poised to see this historic concert as the 2-CD, DVD and Blu-ray Farewell Show – Live in London releases in North America May 18 and the rest of the world April 19, 68,007 fans also joined a Facebook campaign in the UK, deciding it was time for a Christian song, Delirious?’s “History Maker,” to take the top of the charts for Easter....
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Christian music’s largest annual tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, has concluded its 15th year with record-breaking attendance. Produced by Premier Productions and presented by Holt International, the 44-city Winter Jam 2010 Tour Spectacular played to a total of more than 403,000 people, setting a new record for the tour. Over 17,000 people attended Winter Jam in Oklahoma City, while Knoxville, Tennessee, and Greensboro, North Carolina, each saw audiences in excess of 15,000 people...
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Skillet
It's a rather unusual sight to visit something like the Rock Band Downloadable Content Store and find every featured album on the page a Christian market release. But as of yesterday, April 6, many Christian music fans who happen to love themselves some Rock Band will be able to play a few of their favorites now. Among the newest additions to Rock Band are Switchfoot's "Meant To Live," Skillet's "Monster," Anberlin's "Feel Good Drag," Thousand Foot Krutch's "Fire It Up...
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*Tuesday, April 6th, 2010*

Hawk Nelson
Encouraging fans to “Live Life Loud,” Hawk Nelson is ready to introduce their headline tour that begins April 16, 2010 in Duluth, MN. The World Vision sponsored tour will also include fan favorites Group 1 Crew and A Road Less Traveled as well as feature Hoops for Hope. For the complete tour schedule, visit http://www.hawknelson.com. “Life Life Loud” the tour begins on the heels of their recent release “Live Life Loud...
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Vicky Beeching
Vicky Beeching releases her Integrity Music debut, Eternity Invades, today. "Today is a day I’ve been waiting for with great excitement for ages! My new album “Eternity Invades” released this morning!" announced Beeching on her website (www.vickybeeching.com). Eternity Invades re-introduces Beeching as one of today's most gifted female worship leaders, and her new music is a testament to her credentials as both...
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Skillet
Skillet’s new music video for their current hit Christian radio single “Awake and Alive,” from their latest and best selling album Awake, will debut exclusively this Wednesday, April 7 on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA) Ransom.tv. The song is currently top 5 on the CHR radio charts as well as No. 6 on the Christian Rock chart. The new video was produced by BGEA, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and is based mostly on a live Skillet performance in Chattanooga, Tenn. with additional...
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BEC Recordings’ newcomers The Museum is thrilled to release their debut single “My Help Comes From The Lord” on iTunes today as it gains radio momentum. The instantly contagious melodies carrying a scriptural message on the first single, “My Help Comes from the Lord,” has already hit the mark as it moved up three spots to No. 26 at AC Indicator as well as becoming new and active at AC Monitored, CHR and Inspo...
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Christian rock band Jupiter Wind has a lot to be thankful for this spring. The band was chosen to record the theme song, “He’s Alive,” from the film production Thirty Three, The Story of Hope, set to star Passion of the Christ lead actor, Jim Caveziel, in a reprise of his dramatic role as Jesus...
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*Monday, April 5th, 2010*

The Almost
Today, drummer for Underoath, and frontman for The Almost, Aaron Gillespie has announced he has parted ways with his original band, Underoath. Below are his words addressing the departure... "questions… I am more then aware the the news you have heard of seems rash, and probably hasty. I wanted to be able to write a few thing down here to maybe help you understand a bit, or at least clear up the rumor mill before it starts grind like a...
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Sponsored by Anchor Artists Agency, with hearts to serve, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Joy Whitlock ventures out on "Traveling Troubadours- More Than A Show" a tour dedicated to reach the lost. Whitlock will be traveling beside sixth season’s American Idol contestant Sean Michel and new husband and wife duo Carolina Story as they take their ministry to churches, homeless shelters, hospitals and more across the country...
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Deas Vail
Mono vs Stereo band Deas Vail wins spot on mtvU’s The Freshman, voted in by fans as the pick of the week last week, video for ‘Excuses’ is added into regular on-air rotation starting today. See the video at: http://www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=493221 As one of Alternative Press Magazines “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2010”...
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Tooth & Nail Records / BEC are releasing the latest installment of their X album series tomorrow -- X 2010! X 2010 features a number of the top Christian rock songs of the past year from artists like Skillet, Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Flyleaf, August Burns Red and many more! The Facebook page for "X The Album" features a major contest the label is running for the release giving contestants a chance to win all 15 artists CD's plus X 2010. Also, for 15 runners...
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Demon Hunter
Ryan Clark (vocals) and Jonathan Dunn (bass) from Demon Hunter will host MTV2's legendary program "Headbangers Ball" on Monday, April 5 (technically Tuesday) at 3 AM EST / PT. Clips from the episode can be seen now at MTV.com. The guys will discuss their new album, THE WORLD IS A THORN, which recently debuted at #39 on the Billboard 200, as well as their upcoming tour with As I Lay Dying. In addition, MTV2 allowed...
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*Friday, April 2nd, 2010*

Newsboys
Newsboys and Global Tribe have partnered to build a village for the poorest of the poor. Just south of the beaches of San Diego, poverty, real poverty is just 30 minutes away. In stark contrast to towering condos and elegant shops, a short drive across the border will take you where the truly poor live in scraps of wood held together by only a hope and a prayer. Families live in humiliating conditions; parents are simply unable to provide safe shelter or nutritious meals for their children...
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Seabird
Seabird’s “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” will be heard on Friday night’s episode of CBS’ Ghost Whisperer. The show, which airs at 8pm EST, recently celebrated its 100th episode. For more information on the program, visit http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ghost_whisperer/. This most recent television placement adds to an already impressive list of television and movie exposure for Seabird whose songs have been used by Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Pushing Daisies (ABC)...
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Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph & The Family Band's highly anticipated new album We Walk This Road-the first since the band's acclaimed 2006 effort, Colorblind-is set for release June 22 on Warner Bros. Records. Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, the album continues the Sacred Steel tradition for which Randolph has earned wide praise, including the New York Times, which applauds "his rip-roaring virtuosity and his gift for making his instrument sing without a word...
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*Thursday, April 1st, 2010*

Owl City
Universal Republic Records’ artist Owl City continues to garner accolades at an unprecedented pace in 2010, with the RIAA awarding his smash album Ocean Eyes platinum certification this week for selling more than a million units of his Universal Republic debut. Owl City aka Adam Young has fast become the self-starter role model of music’s digital age, passing the 3 million sales milestone for his hypnotic anthem “Fireflies” at the beginning of the...
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Amy Grant
Amy Grant’s long awaited release of new music, Somewhere Down the Road, is receiving a standing ovation from media, radio and fans alike as the album streets this week. Somewhere Down the Road is also the current No. 1 album on the Christian & Gospel iTunes ® chart. Critics are praising Grant’s first collection new music in six years. Below is just a sample of the review feedback...
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Israel and New Breed
Integrity Music worship leader, songwriter and recording artist Israel Houghton will be featured Easter Morning on the national broadcast of CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING. The segment will be on Sunday, April 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. ET. In a segment called "AMEN!" Sunday Morning correspondents offer a sampling of Gospel music today talking with performers including Houghton and CeCe Winans...
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When Integrity Music singer/songwriter and worship leader Carlos Whittaker posted a clip of his children’s back-seat sing-along to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”—and the now-infamous incident that followed—on his www.ragamuffinsoul.com blog earlier this week, little did he know the priceless moment would grab the attention of CBS’ “The Early Show,” NBC’s “TODAY" and AOL, among other national outlets...
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