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January, 2015
*Friday, January 30, 2015*


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson Plans For New Album This Fall

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Show Hope,™ founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times' best-selling author, is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. One of the organization's primary objectives is to mobilize individuals, students, families, and communities to join them in caring for the world's most vulnerable children. From their Student Initatives program... << Full Report >>
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DJ Aktual DJ Aktual Signs to the Illect Recordings Label

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Funeral Arrangements Announced

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


Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam 2015 Dome Spectacular Adds Sadie Robertson

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author, Bible teacher and speaker Karen Jensen Salisbury is releasing her new book, How To Make The Right Decision Every Time: 10 Keys for Finding God's Direction, today from Charisma House. In the new book, Jensen Salisbury spells out action steps for getting God's direction when making decisions, both large and small... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 5, 2015*


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

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

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

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


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

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

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