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JfH OLD Music News

February, 2016
*Monday, February 29, 2016*


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Third Day and Steven Curtis Chapman Announce Tour

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


toby TobyMac Honored With Seventh Career GRAMMY® Award

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Reaches 1 Million Instagram Followers

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

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

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


Newsboys Newsboys To Release "Love Riot" March 4

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Brings EMPIRES Tour To The United States

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

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

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

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


Hope For The Dying To Release "Legacy" March 4

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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