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JfH OLD Music News

December, 2009
*Tuesday, December 29th 2009*

Rush Of Fools
Christian music’s premier progressive worship band, Rush Of Fools, has been invited to play during the pre-show for the Fourth Annual Papajohns.com Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. The band will be performing at 11 a.m. CT on the Papapalooza Stage in the Fan Zone at Birmingham’s historic Legion Field. Wes Willis, the lead singer of Rush Of Fools, has also been invited to sing the national...
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*Wednesday, December 23rd 2009*

GMA
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) officially announces its initial hosts, appearances and plans for its 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards. The 2010 Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry House and televised nationwide on Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network (www.gospelmusicchannel.com), Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST. The GMA Dove Awards is Christian/Gospel music's biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North, the reigning GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, wrapped an incredibly active and successful 2009 with appearances on both the charts and the airwaves, plus news of appearances already scheduled for 2010. Coming in at No. 1 on the Billboard 2009 Hot Christian Songs Artists chart, the band also landed an impressive two songs on the Hot Christian Songs chart, including the No. 1 radio single “By Your Side” at No. 2 and “Hold My Heart” at No. 13...
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*Tuesday, December 22nd 2009*

BarlowGirl
Fervent Records’ rock trio BarlowGirl and the Air 1 radio network partnered together for Air 1’s Home for Christmas with BarlowGirl contest. Air 1 recently announced the winner of the promotion that gave listeners the chance to win a trip for 4 to Chicago to site see and go Christmas shopping on the famous Michigan Avenue with BarlowGirl. The winner and family’s trip also included some highlight experiences including visiting the Water Tower Place, seeing the city’s beautiful evening lights from the John Hancock...
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Big Daddy Weave
Big Daddy Weave and Contemporary Christian radio network KLOVE recently wrapped up the “Be Brave This Christmas” campaign, an initiative to honor and provide for military families across the nation this Christmas season. By the tenth day of the “Be Brave This Christmas” campaign, 100 families were sponsored by listeners, bringing the grand total of donated items to $25,960.17. The selected recipients were listed in an Amazon.com online gift registry with Word Entertainment coordinating the efforts to fulfill the registries...
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The award-winning CompassionArt charity announces its first grants to 16 charitable projects chosen by the CompassionArt songwriters. The four “headline” projects will each receive $9,944 (£6,000) and the 12 individual artist nominated projects will each receive $3,315 (£2,000) for a total of $79,556 (£48,000). The grants come from personal gifts and proceeds being raised by the CompassionArt: Creating Freedom From Poverty CD and 50-minute DVD documentary, and its companion book, The Art of Compassion, written by...
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*Monday, December 21st 2009*

Chris Tomlin
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin will perform on Fox & Friends’ Primetime Christmas Special scheduled to air Christmas Eve at 8PM (EST) as well as on Christmas Day on The Fox News Channel. For airtimes please visit www.foxnews.com/foxfriends. Tomlin was interviewed by host Steve Doocey and accompanied by special guests The Watoto Children’s Choir...
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Casting Crowns
Today, the blockbuster fourth studio album, Until The Whole World Hears from GRAMMY, AMA and five-time Dove Award-winning “Group of the Year,” Casting Crowns (Beach Street/Reunion Records), reaches RIAA Gold status, only four weeks after the Nov. 17 release. This certification, signifying U.S. album shipments exceeding 500,000 units, marks the fastest-selling Casting Crowns album in its unparalleled six-year career. With its sales continuing to demonstrate an upward trend...
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Matthew West
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Matthew West’s GRAMMY Award nominated song “The Motions” topped the 2009 Billboard Hot Christian Song and Hot Christian Adult Contemporary Song charts. The song also ranked No. 4 on the Billboard decade-end chart for Christian Songs, having only been introduced to radio earlier this year. Such coveted positioning is an appropriate end to a banner year for West, whose song “The Motions” was No. 1 on Radio & Records’ Christian AC Monitored chart and the Billboard...
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*Friday, December 18th 2009*

Newsboys
Check out the latest news on Newsboys from the band's drummer Duncan Phillips... "Well, here we are at the end of 2009, a challenging, and exciting year. After finishing "The Way We Roll Tour" this past fall, we have dived back into the studio. It's such a different head space than touring. We feel this new record we're working on is a pivotal point in our career and we look forward with excitement and expectation. This record is turning out to be not only some of the best newsboys songs I've heard, but some of the finest vocal performances of Michael's and our...
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Haste The Day
Closing 2009, Solid State Records’ Haste the Day is finishing strong on December 21st on the Napalm & Noise Tour.  After such an action-packed touring year, band is eager to announce the road plans for 2010 which include international travel once again as well as a major summer festival announced today.  Haste the Day will also begin 2010 in the studio (February) with Andreas Magnusson to record their fifth studio project...
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TFK
As this year comes to a close, Tooth & Nail Records celebrates an amazing year for Thousand Foot Krutch with the release of their fifth studio album, another Top 30 Active Rock single, national TV/Movie song placements, touring and more. To applaud this band on their amazing efforts throughout 2009, below is a year in review as well as a look ahead to 2010. Winter 2009: Thousand Foot Krutch began the year with a performance at the ESPN Winter X Games 13 in Aspen/Snowmass, CO. as part of the “Best of the Beat” for Taco Bell®’s Feed the Beat program...
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Copeland
Copeland has just announced the dates of their Spring Farewell Tour. Check them out below... "Hey guys, we are extremely excited to make our way around the country to come see you guys one final time. Below are the dates for our Farewell Tour. We will be bringing along some dear friends of ours, and we’re confident this will be a fun and memorable tour. We wanted to make the announcement and get the dates out there now so you guys could start...
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Skillet
Skillet announced today that they will be touring with TobyMac in March and April 2010 on the Awake Tonight Tour! "Tentative" cities have been announced already... "MARCH & APRIL 2010 ... tentative cities... VALPORASO-IN, DEKALB-IL, WAUSAU-WI, ST. CLOUD-MN, ASHEVILLE-NC, EVANSVILLE-IN, PIKEVILLE-KY MURRAY-KY, LANCASTER-PA, CHARLESTON-WV, BALTIMORE-MD, JOHNSTOWN-PA, TOLEDO-OH...
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John Reuben
Just in time for Christmas, SEX, DRUGS AND SELF-CONTROL, the latest project by Gotee recording artist John Reuben, hits stores December 22. For a few more short days, Gotee is offering a special Christmas deal at the official Gotee online store. With any pre-order of SEX, DRUGS AND SELF-CONTROL for a special $7 price, you receive a free copy of Reuben’s 2007...
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Owl City
Owl City announces a Spring headlining tour of the US kicking off on March 30th in Boise, ID and hitting every major US market including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Denver, DC and more before ending on May 2nd in Milwaukee. The tour will come on the heels of a headlining tour of Europe and the UK as well as a tour of Australia where they’ll be joining up with Cobra Starship. In addition, the Spring headlining tour will be Owl City’s second Stateside headlining tour in 2010 as the band is heading out on a sold out Winter tour in January...
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Diamond Rio
Multi-platinum selling group Diamond Rio will kick off 2010 as one of the performers for Fox News’ “All American New Year” program airing on Fox News this New Year’s Eve, stay tuned to www.FoxNews.com for air times. The six-time group of the year winners will be performing the patriotic “In God We Still Trust” from...
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*Thursday, December 17th 2009*

Relient K
Please keep Relient K and lead vocalist Matt Thiessen in prayer as the singer/songwriter had to leave the remainder of the Winter Wonder Slam Tour due to his mother having a heart attack. Below is the band's announcement... "Dear RK fans, Due to circumstances beyond any of our control, Matthew Thiessen needed to leave the Winter Wonder Slam last evening on a red eye flight to Canton. It is with great sadness to report that Matt’s mother suffered a severe heart...
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MercyMe
With their year-end and decade charts out this week, BILLBOARD has named MERCYME's "Word Of God Speak" the #1 Song of The Decade and the group the #1 Christian Songs Artist of the Decade. MercyMe earns an additional #1 in the Christian AC Song Artist of The Decade category. “MercyMe’s career has always been about writing songs that we believe will share the love of Christ and make him known...
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The Fold
The people have spoken and Detroit loves The Fold. Detroit's 89x picks up on The Fold's parody video "Every Band In The USA" (a parody of Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA). Every week night at 7:00p.m., 89x puts two songs against each other for the People's Choice contest and opens the phone lines up for listeners to note on which song is better. The Fold's "Every Band In The USA" won the People's Choice Champion title five days in a row December 8 through the 15th, beating out 30 Seconds to Mars, Atreyu, Muse, The Bravery and Lupe Fiasco...
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Third Day
With little less than a year before raising anchor, plans are set for the Royal Caribbean’s luxury ship, Majesty of the Sea to host the biggest Music Boat sailing to date. “Biggest” by definition of caliber of talent line-up, the array of shipboard activities, add-on amenities, pre-promotional marketing campaign, and ports to be visited over the 4 day sailing from Miami, November 8-12th. New in 2010 will be the addition of World Hope as the presenting flagship ministry in the annual Music Boat...
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As 2009 nears a close, INO Records is celebrating its being named the #1 Hot Christian AC Label Imprint on Billboard’s year-end charts. In addition to MercyMe taking the Christian Songs Artist of the Decade slot, INO had three singles in the top 10 of the year end AC airplay chart. Those three were the 17-week #1 hit from Phillips, Craig & Dean (“Revelation song”) and the #1 debut track from Jonny Diaz (“More Beautiful You”), and the #1 song from MercyMe...
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Phil Keaggy
Legendary singer/songwriter, guitarist and Grammy- nominated Gospel Music Hall of Famer Phil Keaggy welcomes the Christmas season on TBN's "Praise the Lord" Christmas special Friday, December 18 at 9:00 p.m. CST. Along with Keaggy, the show will feature performances from Jason Crabb, Sonicflood and Selah. Keaggy will share music from his highly acclaimed new Christmas project, Welcome Inn: A Phil Keaggy Christmas, which...
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Big Idea
Big Idea, Inc., in partnership with ScrollMotion, announces the launch of the first ever VeggieTales® Children’s Book Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch, available this month from the iTunes app store. Each VeggieTales book app is specially priced for just $3.99. This all-new ScrollMotion Iceberg Kids App for VeggieTales creates a fun interactive reading experience designed specifically for small fingers and inquisitive minds. Millions of iPhone or iPod Touch users can purchase select VeggieTales...
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Tonecrash Records is pleased to announce its latest signing, singer/songwriter Tyrus Morgan, and the release of his label debut on January 26th. The album will be available through online and digital outlets, as well as at Morgan’s shows and a few select independent stores. With a solo EP already under his belt, Morgan has been in the studio recording Sycamore, his first full-length project. Audio Adrenaline founding member, Barry Blair (Bleach, Finding Favour, Two Empty Chairs) produced the project...
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*Wednesday, December 16th 2009*

Matt Maher
Songwriter, recording artist and worship leader Matt Maher recently notched another high-profile endorsement of the power of the standout debut single off his sophomore Essential Records project, Alive Again. Apple, Inc.’s iTunes Store, the industry-leading digital music retailer, recently named the song “Alive Again” as the Best Christian & Gospel Single of 2009. When asked Maher said, “It’s always great as a writer...
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Switchfoot
SWITCHFOOT will kick off 2010 with a performance on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Monday, January 4th. Later that week, the band will be one of two groups playing the ESPN National Championship Tailgate, which will take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium just before the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Texas Longhorns in the Citi BCS National Championship Game on January 7th. The band has been playing sold-out shows since November, coinciding with the release of its latest album, Hello Hurricane, which debuted in the Top 15 of The Billboard 200. The North American tour, which has been extended through January...
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Paul Baloche
Paul Baloche will be singing the title track to Glorious, his acclaimed new modern worship album released last month on Integrity Music, on the TBN Christmas Special. He will also sing his song “Offering” featured on Worship and Adore: A Christmas Offering, also from Integrity Music. In addition to Baloche and McClurkin, the TBN special will feature FOX News anchor Kelly Wright, actress Sherri Sheppard and artists Ayiesha Woods and Sherri Jones Moffett. The special is scheduled...
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*Tuesday, December 15th 2009*

As the year rapidly comes to an end, BEC Recordings looks ahead to 2010 with new artist signing to their freshman class, The Museum. Involved heavily with their local church, Briarlake Church in Decatur, GA, as well as leading at North Point Community Church partner churches, this pop/rock foursome is ready to share their music with the new and loyal fans they’ve made during 175 tour dates in their first year together. “We're excited to be working with BEC Recordings and the great team established there...
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EMI CMG
EMI CMG Distribution and North Point Community Church, the Alpharetta (Atlanta), Georgia-based church led by Andy Stanley, have agreed to a long-term distribution agreement for a new line of products produced by North Point Ministries and its newly launched record label, North Point Music. The agreement calls for EMI CMG to handle distribution rights worldwide to all retail channels for recorded music products, as well as for select DVDs starting with four products releasing today...
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BMI will honor gospel greats Donnie McClurkin and Andraé Crouch at the organization’s 11th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon, slated for January 15, 2010. Held the day before the 25th Annual Stellar Awards, BMI’s invitation-only ceremony will take place at Rocketown (401 6th Avenue South) in Nashville, and will welcome gospel music's premier songwriters, recording artists and music industry executives, as well as the genre's legends...
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Thirteen time GRAMMY ® nominee Diamond Rio is celebrating the holidays with the release of their single “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” to radio this holiday season. "It does my heart good to know the whole world is focused on the birth of the Savior,” says band front man Marty Roe about the holiday season. “Such a message of unconditional love." The band recently performed the single on Good Day Atlanta on Wednesday, December 2...
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*Monday, December 14th 2009*

This Beautiful Republic
Although details seem to be scarce, original vocalist and frontman of This Beautiful Republic, Ben Olin, has left the band. According to the band's official myspace, it sounds as off the band decided to part ways with Ben. The official announcement there reads... "We want to let you all know that we have decided to part ways with our singer Ben Olin. Ben has been a big part of our band and we wish him luck in the future. In the meantime, we will continue...
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Carman
Carman, the widely recognized Christian recording artist turned actor, is making his return to film after an eight-year hiatus from the big screen. The man who starred as Orlando Leone in the 2001 family hit, The Champion, is playing the lead role in the latest family release from Pure Flix Entertainment. The Book of Ruth will release nationally on DVD December 15 and is being distributed through EMI CMG. The film, which shares the message of a triumphant love story in the face of adversity, chronicles the selfless journey...
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Casting Crowns
GRAMMY, AMA and five-time Dove Award-winning Group of the Year Casting Crowns is announcing plans to continue its highly-successful “Until The Whole World Hears” Tour in 41 more cities this spring. Kicking off on February 4, in Kansas City, Mo., the tour features a brand new lineup with special guests Kutless on dates in February and March, and Tenth Avenue North rounding out the tour’s final segment of shows in April and May. Indie rock band CALEB, featuring brothers Caleb and Will Chapman, will also join the tour roster...
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Mark Hall, Grammy-winning lead singer for Casting Crowns, has updated his acclaimed book and focused it toward teens with: YOUR OWN JESUS: A God Insistent On Making It Personal (Student Edition) (Youth Specialties/Zondervan) YOUR OWN JESUS poses the question to teens: Whose Jesus do you believe in? Too many young adults inherit somebody else’s Jesus. Rather than discovering for themselves who Jesus really is, they depend on their family, friends...
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Pettidee
Soldier Sound Records recording artist, Pettidee has been well known to fans around the world for well over ten years. He is a Grammy and Stellar award nominated producer for acts like Grits and I-Rocc. Even his last album, “Resurrections” was nominated for a Stellar Award for Gospel Hip Hop Album of the Year. You’ve heard his songs in television programs like “Pimp My Ride” and “America’s Next Top Model” as well as movies like “Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns” and the upcoming film starring Forrest Whittaker, “Hurricane Season.” This all adds up to a career as an emcee and minister of the gospel that demands your attention so prepare yourselves for...
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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jasmine has been named Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing after a nearly three month nationwide competition. Radio Disney’s Ernie D announced the news on Friday, December 11. As winner of Radio Disney’s N.B.T., Jasmine’s single, a pop song entitled "Make A Movie," will be featured in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "StarStruck" and on the "StarStruck" soundtrack. Additionally, a second single by Jasmine...
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*Friday, December 11th 2009*

toby
With three back-to-back RIAA Gold-certified records under his belt, five GRAMMY® Awards, and now his fourth solo GRAMMY® nomination as well, GMA’s 2008 Artist of the Year, TobyMac, will release his fourth studio project, “TONIGHT” on February 9th. “TONIGHT” is getting a great head start this fall with TobyMac’s hit single, “City On Our Knees,” the fastest charting and selling track in his career. The single has already sold over 133,000 copies and has hit No. 1...
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*Thursday, December 10th 2009*

Matt Kearney
JFH News Shorts featuring Mat Kearney, Rachael Lampa, Jars Of Clay, Guardian, Phil Joel, Number One Gun, Family Force 5, Luminate: Mat Kearney's iTunes Exclusive Live Sessions EP is now available for download. This exclusive EP is focused primarily on songs featured on City Of Black & White but also includes a whispery cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark." Purchase City Of Black & White from iTunes now for a special price of $6.99 (for a limited time only)...
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The Fold
Has it been one of those weeks where everything has been going wrong to the point where you have to take a step back and laugh at yourself and what's happening? Perhaps this could change all of that. Chicago based band, The Fold wrote and recorded a brand new song (a parody, really) called Every Band in the USA Dan Castady (vocals & guitar) and Mark Rhodes (drums) were armed with a concept, a 3GS iPhone, iMovie...
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Aaron Shust
Brash Music has announced that more than 500,000 people have purchased Aaron Shust’s smash hit, “My Savior My God,” either in physical or digital format. The song helped garner Shust three Dove Awards including “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” and “New Artist of the Year.” Additionally, “My Savior My God” was a #1 radio hit and ended 2006 as the most played song at Christian radio...
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RSJ
Sarah’s Choice (Pure Flix Entertainment) is more than a showcase film for Grammy winning Christian singer Rebecca St. James to make her debut as a lead actress in a movie with a strong pro life message. It’s proving to be a heartwarming addition to the film fare this Christmas season. Noted film critic, Greg Wright, in his November 24th review at the popular online review site, Past The Popcorn: “Sarah’s Choice’ does not play like a generic...
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Stryper
Platinum-selling rock band Stryper will join a cast of music superstars to perform during the 86th annual NYSE Euronext holiday tree lighting festivities on Thursday, December 10th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the illumination of the 65 ft. tall and 34 ft. wide Norway Spruce taking place at approximately 4:55 p.m. on Broad Street directly in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The 86th annual NYSE Euronext holiday tree lighting will feature Stryper along with Billy Ray Cyrus...
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Owl City
Owl City’s album Ocean Eyes has been certified gold as 2009 draws to a close, making this year a HUGE success for Minnesota’s Adam Young. What started as a project in the basement of his parent’s house has turned into an international phenomenon, sending Adam to the top of the charts and playing to energetic crowds in renowned venues across the US, China, and Japan! Not only has Ocean Eyes gone gold, but the album's first single "Fireflies...
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Shane & Shane's "Glory In the Highest Christmas Tour," featuring guest artists Bethany Dillon and Phil Wickham, is now underway and coming to a city near you! Remaining tour dates are listed below. For venue and ticket information, visit: www.shaneandshane.com/shows...
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*Wednesday, December 9th 2009*

Day Of Fire
Hard music band Day Of Fire returns to the rock landscape with its first new studio project in three years, Razor & Tie Records release Losing All. In stores Jan. 26, 2010, the album will be backed by more than 50 tour dates the band has scheduled from early January through April. Produced by Rogers Mason and featuring guest writer Chris Daughtry of American Idol fame, Losing All is a powerful hard-rock record that explores the real meaning of rebirth. Comprising 13 ambitious, high-energy rock songs, the album...
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downhere
Multi-award winning group, Downhere, recently made a guest appearance on Nashville’s Fox affiliate show, Tennessee Mornings. They performed their mega-hit, “How Many Kings,” and then taped, “Good King Wenceslas,” that will air Christmas day on the program. Both songs are from Downhere’s first Christmas CD, How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas. The performance was in support of the first date of the Bethlehem Skyline tour, which also features labelmates Jason Gray and Lanae' Hale, that launched at Rolling Hills Church in Franklin, TN...
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Joining forces with a strong alliance of the nation’s top outdoor amusement parks, Premier Festivals has enjoyed a stellar year in 2009 as one of the leading producers of Christian music festival events. The two year old events company had its most ambitious schedule of events to date over the past twelve months, staging a total of fifteen major music festivals in the U.S. and one in Canada. This year’s events calendar showed an increase...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Randy Phillips’ long running TBN program “Awakening” will air a special episode this Wednesday December 9 at 10pm ET as renowned author Max Lucado, actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights), The Basement founder Matt Pitt (Alabama’s largest student outreach) as well as Phillips, Craig & Dean join the bill. Phillips, Craig and Dean will sing several songs from their latest collection Fearless which debuted at No. 1 at Christian Retail...
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EMI CMG
EMI Christian Music Group (CMG) Distribution and have signed a long-term retail distribution agreement with the faith and values based film and production company Pure Flix Entertainment and will release five new video projects before Christmas, with several additional releases slated for 2010. EMI CMG will have exclusive North American rights for Christian retail and Amazon.com distribution of Pure Flix Entertainment video projects. Three DVDs will released on November 17 including “Sarah’s Choice” featuring...
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Avalon
Avalon has achieved something that very few artists have garnered in their musical careers. For the 22nd time in the group's 15-year history, Avalon has reached the #1 spot with their single, "Arise." The hit song, which is top of the Billboard Soft AC-Inspo chart, is from the group's current release, REBORN, which hit shelves September 15th (E1 Entertainment). "We are thrilled our latest single 'Arise' is blessing so many people," exclaims member Janna Long...
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*Tuesday, December 8th 2009*

Destroy The Runner
JFH News Shorts featuring Destroy The Runner, Project 86, Mat Kearney, Family Force 5, Jeremy Camp, The Showdown, Living Sacrifice: Former Solid State Records band Destroy The Runner informed us recently that the band is working hard on a new album for the new year. Below is their report from their vocalist Chad to us, "We are recording our 3rd studio album right now, and it is going great so far. Way heavier, screaming, breakdowns, shredding guitars, double bass...haha. The whole bit. Jordan Mancino(As I Lay Dying) will be playing all of the drums on the...
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Flyleaf
Platinum-selling recording group FLYLEAF will embark on a North American tour with rock bands Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace, kicking off January 15th in Peoria, IL. FLYLEAF is touring in support of their latest album, Memento Mori, which was released November 10th on A&M/Octone records. The video for Memento Mori's first single- the urgent, impassioned "Again,"- has just entered the Elite 8 on MTVU and Fuse. While at radio,"Again" is climbing the Active and Modern Rock radio charts and has been in the...
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Adie
Fans flocked to her angelic voice with her debut solo album, Don’t Wait, over three years ago on BEC Recordings. On March 9, 2010 fans will get another taste of Adie with her sophomore release, Just You And Me, which features a collection 10 worshipful songs, including some well known tunes as well as a few new surprises. Adie describes the music as more “organic and raw” than her solo debut. “This year I’m truly learning what it is to seek the Lord with all my heart...
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*Monday, December 7th 2009*

BarlowGirl
Fervent Records’ rock sister trio BarlowGirl will be playing a featured holiday acoustic set at the Chicago Apple Store on Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm. The Apple Store is located at 679 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. For more information, visit http://www.apple.com/retail/northmichiganavenue/. BarlowGirl is now offering churches and interested organizations the opportunity for the band to minister...
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NewSong
Music from NewSong, one of Christian music's most popular bands, will be featured in the upcoming television movie, The Christmas Hope, based on Donna VanLiere’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name. A Lifetime Movie Network Original Movie Premiere, the film will debut on Sunday, December 13 at 8 pm ET (9 pm PT) and will include NewSong’s recording of the title-cut. The song, from NewSong’s 2006 album The Christmas Hope, was penned by group member Eddie Carswell and Matthew West...
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Phil Wickham
INO Records’ singer/songwriter Phil Wickham received the highest chart placement of his career as his third studio album Heaven and Earth, debuted at No. 5 on the Christian music chart selling nearly 14k albums landing the No. 50 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Wickham also dominated the iTunes® Christian chart hitting the No. 1 spot during the week. The critically acclaimed artist’s current single “Safe,” which features MercyMe’s Bart Millard...
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While many know Peter Furler as founder and lead singer of the multi-million selling band newsboys, few are privy to the more private side of Furler's creative life. What most of us didn't know, is that Peter has another artistic gift, that of oil painting. Currently, Furler's paintings can be seen in record company offices, recording studios and management firms. Now, for the first time, he is placing six of his original paintings on eBay for collectors and fans. No doubt many investors and fans will be looking to own a piece of Furler's legacy. The paintings, like his music, show another side of the imagination of one of CCM'S most successful singer/songwriters...
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Gospel singer BeBe Winans has been exonerated of all charges of allegations that he assaulted his ex-wife Debra Winans. Judge Gloria Dumas of the General Sessions Court for Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County signed an order on Friday, December 4, 2009, dismissing all charges with prejudice. With this order, this domestic matter is over and cannot be reopened. “This has been a trying year, beginning with the death of my father,“ says Winans...
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SCC
Five-time Grammy Award winner, Steven Curtis Chapman recently sat down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts for a follow-up conversation from the family’s in-depth interview last year, in addition to an impromptu acoustic performance of his current hit single “Heaven Is The Face,” from his latest album Beauty Will Rise. The interview is scheduled to air December 14 on ABC in the 8am (EST) hour. Also, on stands now, PEOPLE Magazine catches up with Chapman about walking through grief, his family now and Maria’s legacy...
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The Katinas
Instilling hope to the people of their homeland, Samoa, was the goal of The Katinas these past few weeks. During a press conference held at the Gear Up Office at the American Samoa Community College campus, Evelyn Vaitautolu-Langford, Governor's Authorized Representative opened the press conference by welcoming the media, noting that the Katinas are here to aid in relief efforts...
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Red
Essential Records GRAMMY Award nominated rock band RED announces the launch of its 2010 “Nothing And Everything” tour. The tour will additionally feature fellow hard rock band and labelmate, Pillar and special guests The Wedding and Me In Motion. Kicking off Jan. 14 at Fort Smith Event Center, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, the tour is a meeting of two rock powerhouse bands: RED, who established itself among the upper echelon of rock bands in just three short years, and Pillar, who helped to pioneer...
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*Satuday, December 5th 2009*

delirious
The UK-based, RIAA Certified Gold-selling, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning band Delirious? played its final, farewell concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo Nov. 29. Although sold-out well in advance, fans of Delirious? will be able to see highlights of this historic concert as GOD TV was there and captured exclusive footage to share with its worldwide audience. As part of a full evening of programming to recognize the band’s many achievements, a three-hour “Delirious? Night” is scheduled for broadcast on GOD TV Sunday...
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Matthew West
Award-winning singer/songwriter Matthew West sets out to spread some holiday cheer this month with the “Give This Christmas Away Tour,” kicking off tonight in Indianapolis. Additionally, West will perform his current radio single, “Give This Christmas Away,” on Fox News programs “Huckabee” and “FOX & Friends.” The “Give This Christmas Away Tour,” West’s first Christmas tour, will visit 10+ cities through Dec. 19 and feature Christmas...
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Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith wrapped up a successful run of tour dates on his "A New Hallelujah Fall Tour" with special guests Matt Maher, Phil Stacey and Meredith Andrews, this month. Immediately following this run of shows, he embarked on several sold-out "It’s A Wonderful Christmas" performances. Smith will head into the studio later this year to begin recording for a new project slated for a 2010 release. Visit www.michaelwsmith.com or...
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JoC
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY and Dove Award winning band Jars of Clay secured its eighth career GRAMMY nomination for the upcoming 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards this week during “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The one-hour special was broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Jars of Clay received a nod in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category for its April 21 release, The Long Fall Back To Earth...
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Leeland
Houston-based, progressive rock band Leeland celebrates its third career GRAMMY nomination, as announced this week, with its latest album Love Is On The Move (8/25) nominated for the year’s Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. The band’s first two albums, Sound of Melodies (8/15/2006) and its sophomore Opposite Way (2/26/2008), were previously recognized in this category, continuing a streak of GRAMMY honors for each of the outfit’s three projects to date...
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Sidewalk Prophets
Fervent Records’ band Sidewalk Prophets and the KLOVE Radio Network are partnering together to bring listeners the “Home for Christmas” giveaway. Radio listeners can submit a letter to KLOVE that they would write to a family member or loved one. From the entries, one grand prize winner will be selected to win a roundtrip airfare for four to fly home for Christmas. Five additional winners will be chosen daily to win an acoustic guitar with the lyrics to “The Words I Would Say” handwritten by the band...
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*Thursday, December 3rd 2009*

Francesca Battistelli
Singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli earned her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Performance for her hit single “Free To Be Me” from her debut record, My Paper Heart. “Free To Be Me” shattered records when it became the most added song by a female artist in Christian radio history, holding the number one slot for ten consecutive weeks and becoming the first number one song from a female at AC radio since 2005. Additionally, the song was the #4 most downloaded Christian Digital track for 2009...
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Red
Essential Records rock band Red garnered a GRAMMY nod for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Nominations were announced last night as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The one-hour special was broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Nashville-based Red -- made up of Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass), and Joe Rickard (drums) -- received its second career nomination in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category for its sophomore...
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Third Day
Atlanta-based rock band Third Day received multiple nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, announced last night as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The one-hour special was broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Atlanta-based rock band Third Day was recognized in the Best Gospel Performance and Best Gospel Song categories for “Born Again” from its Revelation project (7/29/08)...
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JoC
Provident Label Group artists Third Day, Leeland, Red and Jars of Clay were honored with nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards as announced last night as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The one-hour special was broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles...
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Big Idea
Worthy Media, Inc. announces its exclusive licensing agreement with Big Idea, Inc. for direct-to-church sales of the first VeggieTales® DVD Library and Teaching System. The 30-volume DVD educational system features 28 VeggieTales® episodes, 2 free bonus DVDs, and 120 pages of comprehensive creative teaching resources. The VeggieTales® DVD Library and Teaching System is available exclusively through Worthy Media's video-based curriculum development and marketing company...
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Gungor, alongside Brash Music, will release Beautiful Things, a collection of songs birthed out of an honest journey of faith on February 16, 2010. “This album is an expression of hope that God will make Beautiful Things out of the dust in our lives,” explains band front man Michael Gungor. “That God will somehow use us, use our obedience and love, our feeble human effort, and build Himself a kingdom...
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FFH
Perceptions are powerful things; some might contend that perception is a more potent tool than reality. A casual glance at any advertisement on the tube will confirm that philosophy. But in the end truth always unveils the man behind the curtain. There is a popular perception that pop-worship band FFH emerged fully formed from the fertile farmland of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, blazed brightly for a decade then, just as suddenly, vanished into thin air. The truth is not quite so simple… nor so mysterious...
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David Crowder Band
David Crowder*Band alongside opening acts Danyew and Seabird took their Church Music Tour to 32 churches nationwide this fall with sell-out dates across the country. The New York Times even took notice of the band’s Church Music show hailing the band as “among the most thoughtful, progressive and exciting acts in Christian music.” The concert review ran in the Nov. 17 issue of the paper and described the show at Terminal 5 as a concert with “references to Studio 54 on a night of devotional lyrics laced with...
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Decyfer Down
INO Records’ burgeoning rock band Decyfer Down garnered their first GRAMMY ® nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album of the year for their sophomore release Crash (5.5.09). The 52nd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards will be held January 31, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and will air on CBS at 8pm (EST). "We are very grateful and honored to receive this nomination,” says drummer Josh Oliver. “It has been amazing...
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Israel and New Breed
Integrity Music artists Israel Houghton and Mary Mary were among the nominees announced last night for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Israel Houghton received two GRAMMY nominations. “Every Prayer,” from Houghton’s critically acclaimed The Power of One, earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Gospel Song. The Best Gospel Song category recognizes the songwriters which for this...
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Jeremy Camp
BEC Recordings’ Jeremy Camp was honored with his first GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. Camp was nominated for his 2008 release “Speaking Louder Than Before.” This news comes on the heels of his second American Music Award nomination last month. This also marks the label’s first musical GRAMMY nomination. “I’m honored and blessed to be nominated,” shared Jeremy Camp upon receiving the news. “God’s grace is definitely abundant...
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Matthew West
Sparrow Records singer/songwriter Matthew West garnered his first GRAMMY Award nomination tonight, announced during "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," aired live on CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles. West received a nod in the category of Best Gospel Song for his long-running radio hit, “The Motions.” West is in good company with fellow artists Third Day, TobyMac, Israel Houghton...
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*Wednesday, December 2nd 2009*

Sanctus Real
JFH News Shorts featuring Sanctus Real, Family Force 5, Switchfoot, Keith Green, John Reuben, Superchick, Cindy Morgan, Abel: Today, on Twitter and Facebook, Sanctus Real asked fans to help them name their upcoming 2010 album release, offering two titles to choose from - "A Million Hearts" or "Pieces of a Real Heart." At the end of a short voting period, the band proudly announced that their March 9, 2010 album release would in fact be titled, Pieces of a Real Heart! More to come...
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toby
This just in today from TobyMac's team... You all might remember earlier this year in April when we asked you to take part in the "Run for Hope." Thank you SO much to all of you who joined in to help raise over $5000!! TobyMac and his wife Amanda ran the half-marathon encouraged by your support as they ran through beautiful Nashvegas (what we like to call Nashville, Tenn). Now we're gearing up for next year's run! We're steppin' it up ... we want to invite you to come along and run with TobyMac...
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Sarah Sadler
Singer/songwriter Sarah Sadler announces “12 Days of Christmas,” a free download promotion available to fans through MySpace December 25-January 5. Each day of the online promotion, one free song from the 12 track album Where It Started will be available through the fan-friendly application Bandbox via www.myspace.com/sarahsadlermusic. “Beautiful” from Sarah Sadler’s debut, self-titled release on Essential Records proved to be commercially successful and has...
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Todd Agnew
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Agnew is partnering with Rush of Fools and Meredith Andrews for the “Do You See What I See?” Christmas tour. The nine date tour will run from December 3 to December 17. Tour dates are listed below. “Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year,” says Agnew. ”It’s a time we spend with family and friends. I’m very...
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EMI CMG
EMI Christian Music Group, Inc. (EMI CMG) and Interactive Worship Live (IWL) have entered into a licensing agreement that allows IWL to create Interactive Backing Tracks (IBTs) from selected EMI CMG’s original master recordings. These backing tracks allow churches to use individual parts of the recordings to augment live worship services. Interactive Worship Live introduced IBTs to worship leaders in 2006. IWL IBTs utilize...
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*Tuesday, December 1st 2009*

The Fold
JFH News Shorts featuring The Fold, Cool Hand Luke, Seventh Day Slumber, Out Of The Grey: Former Tooth & Nail Records rock band The Fold has been making underground waves recently with the release of a Miley Cyrus parody they dubbed "Every Band In The USA." The band also recently shot a silly video for it using their iPhone and have already received over 120,000 views in just a couple days! In a recent blog, frontman Daniel Castady reflects... "This week has been ca-razy! For those of you who haven't heard, we posted a brand new song (a parody, really) called...
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Mortification
1990 was a year that would forever change and have an impact on the Christian Metal scene. The world would see releases from some of the most seminal artists in the scene: Vengeance Rising - Once Dead; Deliverance - Weapons of our Warfare; Believer - Sanity Obscure and Tourniquet - Stop the Bleeding, just to name a few! These albums would forever have an impact and leave their mark on the Christian Metal Scene. But one album and one album alone would turn the Christian Metal Scene upside down! Mortification's Break the Curse would hit the metal world like a raging storm...
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Big Daddy Weave
The release of Big Daddy Weave’s first Christmas CD, Christ Is Come, is earning the renowned band additional acclaim this holiday season. As the five-member group embarked Sunday eve on an eastern U.S. Christmas tour with fellow industry veterans Newsong, Big Daddy Weave’s Christ Is Come is garnering nationwide attention among music critics. Comments from sources include...
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Family Force 5
We'll be honest - it always seems like a sensitive matter to report an illness publicly as "news," but as people have been writing to us asking us to post something, and Family Force 5 frontman and brother of "Fatty," Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur" Olds has been posting regular updates on his Twitter, we decided to loop you all in to support the band and Olds family in prayer. Two nights ago, on Sunday evening, November 29th, Family Force 5 bassist Joshua Olds (best known as "Fatty") was admitted to...
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Big Idea
This February, Big Idea, Inc. presents an all-new family adventure featuring a helpful lesson in listening to your parents with VeggieTales®: Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t. In this creative parody of the beloved story of Pinocchio, VeggieTales follows its unique tradition of retelling classic adventures like Lord of the Beans, Wizard of Ha’s and Minnesota Cuke! The DVD, priced at $14.99 SRP, includes the brand new Silly Song, “Where Have All The Staplers Gone,” and lots of family friendly bonus features. Supported by a comprehensive advertising and marketing campaign, Pistachio comes to DVD in stores February 27 and March 2, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively...
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Sara Groves
NO Records’ critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sara Groves never ceases to amaze critics and fans with her compelling lyrics and stunning vocal style, and she continues to do so with her latest and most honest release Fireflies and Songs (November 17). With rave reviews continuing to pour in, Fireflies and Songs has proved to be another hit for Groves already being called one of the best...
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