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July, 2016
*Friday, July 29, 2016*


Tenth Avenue North Tenth Avenue North Announces The "What You Want" Tour With Special Guests Hawk Nelson and Dan Bremnes

Multiple Dove award-winning band Tenth Avenue North announces the "What You Want" tour with special guests Hawk Nelson and Dan Bremnes. The 15-city tour will kick off on October 6 in Lenoir, NC and conclude on November 5 in Farmington, MO. This tour will be the initial run supporting the band's forthcoming album, Followers, set to release October 14. "In the time when we obsessed over leadership legacy and leaving our mark, I decided that what Jesus said is better- Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness... << Full Report >>
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Derek Minor Releases Free '1014' EP and Preps New Album

Today, Hip Hop artist, producer, writer and record label head, Derek Minor released a new free EP entitled 1014. In the fall, Minor will follow 1014 with another set, a full-length yet-to-be titled album. The five-song collection, which includes the single "Greatness," provides fans and music lovers with a powerful message about being yourself. 1014 is a sampling of what listeners can expect from... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp GRAMMY® Nominated Jeremy Camp Announces "I Will Follow Tour," Set To Kick Off This Fall

GRAMMY® nominated Jeremy Camp announces his upcoming "I Will Follow Tour" in partnership with Compassion International, kicking off this fall in Charleston, SC. On the heels of garnering three No. 1 singles from his hit album I Will Follow, Camp will trek alongside Citizen Way and Royce Lovett for the first half of the tour, along with Love and the Outcome and Royce Lovett over the second half, hitting over 20 markets nationwide. In anticipation of the tour, Camp launched the newly renovated JeremyCamp.com on July 28... << Full Report >>
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Bryan & Katie Torwalt Release New Album "Champion" Today

Jesus Culture worship leaders, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, release their new studio album, Champion (Jesus Culture/Capitol CMG), today to high praise. This release is the third project from the husband and wife duo featuring the upcoming radio single and title track, featured below in the performance video. Click here to download the new album. Champion is the first new album since the husband and wife worship team’s last studio release... << Full Report >>
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Skillet Skillet Expand "The Unleashed Tour" To Europe and Russia

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet have expanded "The Unleashed Tour" with additional stops throughout Europe and Russia this Fall. The new string of dates will kick off on November 6th in Paris, France and take the band through Europe and Russia before ending on December 9th in London, UK. Red Sun Rising will be joining the band on the international tour. These new dates come after the recently announced U.S. leg that kicks off on September 22nd in Clive, IA. The tour is in support of Skillet's first album in three years, Unleashed, which will be released on August 5th. Tickets and VIP Packages are now open to the public and available for the US Tour dates at... << Full Report >>
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Tim Timmons Debuts New 360 Music Video For New Radio Single-"Everywhere I Go"

Singer, songwriter and Reunion Records artist Tim Timmons debuts a special new music video today for his new single "Everywhere I Go." The video, filmed in 360 and using a green screen, makes Christian music history as is it the first official music video of its kind filmed in this unique format for the genre. In a 360 video, viewers can see everything at every angle, making it a new experience every time you watch it depending where you look... << Full Report >>
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GAWVI Releases Debut EP, "Lost In Hue," On Reach Records

Acclaimed hip-hop producer turned dance producer and artist, GAWVI, returns today with the release of his four track debut EP, Lost In Hue, out now via Reach Records. Following the release of the lead single, "Late Nights", that premiered on Magnetic Mag to great fanfare last week, GAWVI now treats fans to another three genre-defying tracks which together... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 28, 2016*


Skillet Skillet Celebrates RIAA Gold Certification of "Rise"

GRAMMY® nominated Skillet's acclaimed record RISE (2013) received RIAA Gold Certification a week before the debut of their tenth studio album UNLEASHED, available August 5. Thanking fans across the globe, the band posted a video to social media expressing their appreciation, along with a surprise teaser for Panheads to be revealed July 29 at midnight... << Full Report >>
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Capital Kings Drops New Music Video, "I Can't Quit"

Last night Gotee Records' CAPITAL KINGS dropped a music video for a brand new single that will be available at all digital outlets tomorrow, July 29. The video for the new track, "I Can't Quit (ft. Reconcile)," was directed by the multi-Emmy winning production team The Edwards Brothers for EVOLVE, who have worked with ESPN, the History Channel and National Geographic. Click on the video... << Full Report >>
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The Neverclaim Releases "Encounter: A Live Worship Experience" Sept. 30 From Radiate

Acclaimed pop/rock/worship band The Neverclaim releases its first full-length live worship album, Encounter: A Live Worship Experience, Sept. 30 from Radiate Music. Recorded live at the Franklin, TN-based Vineyard Church just outside of Nashville, the album was produced by the band's Jeremiah Carlson (lead vocals), Mitchell Maldonado (guitar/keys), Chuck Hill (bass) and Beji George (drums), and expresses the band's story of being broken people who are now a testimony to the extravagant love, grace and goodness of God... << Full Report >>
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Olympic Gold Medalist Diver David Boudia Hosts "Greater Than Gold" Playlist with Reach Records

Today world-class Olympic diver David Boudia partners with Reach Records to curate his ultimate training playlist Greater Than Gold. Boudia, the reigning Olympic gold champion in the men's 10-meter platform, is preparing to defend his title and compete in his third Olympic games at Rio 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 27, 2016*


Plumb PLUMB Preps to Resume Fall Leg of Big Daddy Weave's Beautiful Offerings Tour, Launches Next Single "Smoke"

After a fun family-focused summer, Curb Records artist PLUMB will be honored to re-join Big Daddy Weave on their Beautiful Offerings tour this fall, featuring new special guest We Are Messengers. The Beautiful Offerings tour kicks off August 18 in Watertown, SD. Since the May 2015 release of EXHALE, PLUMB has been focused on sharing the album's themes: reflecting a grateful heart, giving credit to God for the restoration of her marriage... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 26, 2016*


The Afters The Afters' Fifth Studio Album "Live On Forever" Set To Debut September 9, Available For Preorder Now

The Afters have been busy in the studio, preparing for the September 9 release of their fifth studio album Live On Forever, which is available for preorder now on iTunes and Amazon Music. Upon preordering, fans will instantly unlock the album's title track, which hit the top 5 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC radio chart and top 10 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart, along with the band's new single "Battles," which recently released to radio. Over 30 stations are on the song in its first week, including, SiriusXM... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz Garners Second No. 1 Single with "Never Too Far Gone"

One of the fastest rising singer/songwriters in the Christian music industry, Jordan Feliz achieved his second No. 1 single with "Never Too Far Gone." The song reached the top of Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart, and is rapidly climbing the trade publication's other prestigious charts, National Christian Audience (No. 9), AC Indicator (No. 4) and AC Monitored (No. 11). Feliz co-wrote the single after becoming a father for the first time, which he explained in a recent interview with WAY-FM in Nashville, TN, http://tinyurl.com/hyphucd. The tune is the first single from Feliz's first full album, The River that debuted in April 2016 at No. 4 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart... << Full Report >>
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Former P.O.D. Guitarist to Release New Instrumental Hymns Album

Former P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby is releasing a new instrumental CD entitled Hymns on July 27. Renowned for his innovative finger-style guitar techniques, Truby says the project was specifically produced with the purpose to help people who are going through trauma or sickness, and was originally his wife’s idea. “I have performed finger-style covers of hymns in my live sets over the years,” says Truby, “and one day my wife mentioned the idea of a therapy-type album... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 25, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Debuts At #1 With "H A R D L O V E"

H A R D L O V E, the latest release from Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE is the top selling album in the country, entering the Soundscan/Billboard “Top Current Albums” chart at #1 with sales exceeding 46,000 units. The GRAMMY®-nominated rock band’s highly anticipated album also topped Billboard’s “Top Albums”, “Top Current Rock Albums”, “Current Alternative Albums”, “Current Digital Albums”, and “Overall Digital Albums” charts... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Announces "Beautiful Offerings Tour" Set To Kick Off August 19

One of Christian music’s most loved artists, Big Daddy Weave is bringing the 4th edition of their popular concept event, the Beautiful Offerings Tour, to concert venues across the country. Set to kick off August 18 in Watertown, SD, the 50-city tour will feature fan favorite Plumb and breakout artist We Are Messengers. The tour, sponsored by World Vision, will conclude November 20 in Charlotte, NC. The Beautiful Offerings Tour celebrates having been redeemed and made beautiful by grace, our lives and worship are offerings to God. Each tour date will see Big Daddy Weave on stage for the entire evening... << Full Report >>
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Love & The Outcome announces new album, "These Are The Days"

Husband and wife duo Love & The Outcome are set to release their long-awaited sophomore album, These Are The Days, with Word Records on September 23. Comprised of singer/songwriter Jodi King and bassist Chris Rademaker, Love & The Outcome's debut self-titled LP released in 2013 and launched the duo as a mainstay act at Christian radio and on the touring circuit. While their first project was created out of personal hardships, These Are The Days takes the duo into a more restful... << Full Report >>
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Vertical Church Band Set to Release New Album This Friday, July 29

Vertical Church Band (Essential Worship) will release its fourth album this Friday, July 29th, titled FRONTIERS. This project follows the 2015 release Church Songs, which peaked on the Billboard 200 chart in the Top 35. As an arm of Harvest Bible Chapel’s worship ministry, Vertical Church Band’s original songs can be heard in the 138 churches across the world and 80 network churches across the United States... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 22, 2016*


Building 429 Building 429 and Colton Dixon Launch EARTH SHAKER Tour This Fall

Following a successful spring run with sell-out performances, Grammy-nominated band Building 429 is joining forces once again with Dove Award-winning “American Idol” alum Colton Dixon for the Earth Shaker Tour, slated for 20-plus cities this fall. Presented by World Vision, the Earth Shaker Tour also features special guests Finding Favour, and will kick off Oct. 20 in Springfield, Missouri... << Full Report >>
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Group 1 Crew Launches POWER YouTube Playlist Today

With the anticipated July 29 release of POWER, Group 1 Crew's latest project with Fervent Records, a full album visual playlist has launched on YouTube today. The entire 16-track album is now exclusively available a week before it officially drops by clicking here... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 21, 2016*


Ryan Stevenson Gotee Records Celebrates Milestone with Ryan Stevenson's "Eye of the Storm"

Gotee Records, one of Christian music's most successful independent labels, is celebrating their first #1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience (NCA) and Mediabase Christian Audience charts this week with Ryan Stevenson's "Eye of the Storm" (feat. GabeReal). The breakthrough, multi-format single from the GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter is making history for the label as it has topped six charts, including iTunes' Christian and Gospel Songs... << Full Report >>
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Blanca Blanca Announces Release Of Digital Remix EP, NOT BACKING DOWN, On July 22

Word Entertainment recording artist Blanca announces she will release Not Backing Down - Remix EP, tomorrow, Friday, July 22 as a digital-only release. The EP will feature four tracks, including two versions of "Not Backing Down" - one with Tedashii and the other from GRAMMY® Award-winning production team Cobra, featuring KB. The music video for "Not Backing Down (feat. Tedashii)" is... << Full Report >>
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Hillary Scott and The Scott Family Celebrate "Love Remains" In Nashville

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family gathered with over two hundred of their closest friends and family last night (7/20) at Nashville's The Bell Tower, as they introduced music from their upcoming album LOVE REMAINS (EMI Nashville, Capitol CMG), available July 29. The intimate evening maximized the group's harmonies with newly-written originals such as "Safe Haven" and "Beautiful Messes... << Full Report >>
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Highlands Worship Releases Debut Studio Album, "Here I Surrender"

With a passion to encourage congregational worship, create resources for churches, and draw listeners closer to God, Highlands Worship is set to release their debut studio album "Here I Surrender" on July 29. Highlands Worship features the talents of gifted songwriters and vocalists from the Birmingham, Alabama-based Church of the Highlands. Together, this diverse group of individuals strives to bring the local church community together through praising God... << Full Report >>
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Aaron and Amanda Crabb To Release "Restore" August 26

Acclaimed husband/wife duo and Difference Media recording artists Aaron & Amanda Crabb return August 26 with Restore, their first new studio recording in three years. Produced by Aaron Crabb, the 13-song set reflects the couple's recent journey, from launching and pastoring a burgeoning church near Nashville to the birth of their fourth child. Restore showcases Aaron & Amanda Crabb's signature harmonies and modern country influences, featuring four selections co-penned by the couple. The project opens with the nostalgia-laden... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 20, 2016*


Remedy Drive Partners with Hyundai for "Music That Drives"

Chart-topping rock band Remedy Drive is currently featured in Middle Tennessee Hyundai Dealers' "Music that Drives" promotion. "Hyundai Presents Music that Drives with Remedy Drive," a video of the band cruising through Nashville, including a stop at award-winning celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart's studio, has become a viral hit. The video is featured at musicthatdrives.com, along with Remedy... << Full Report >>
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Switchfoot Switchfoot's "Where The Light Shines Through" Debuts At No. 10 on Billboard

SWITCHFOOT's 10th studio album Where The Light Shines Through debuts at #1 on the Christian Albums chart, #3 on the Rock, Alternative and Overall Digital Albums charts and #10 on the Billboard Top 200, with more than 29,000 albums sold in the first week. The album was released on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group... << Full Report >>
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Derek Minor Premieres Powerful New Video, "FREE"

Today, award-winning hip-hop artist Derek Minor debuted the video for his new single "Free" via his blog, www.derekminor.com/blog. The recent murders of several African-Americans by law enforcement including the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, struck a deep chord inside of Minor. This motivated him to write and produce "Free," which addresses the violence and... << Full Report >>
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Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle To Appear Live On NBC's "Today" Show August 2

Award winning Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle, will perform live on NBC's "TODAY" show August 2 during the 10:00 a.m. EDT/PDT hour. Following her "TODAY" show airing, Daigle will hold a special instore appearance at The Shop at NBC Studios at New York's 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Lauren will meet fans, sign autographs and take photos with attendees, in support of the recent release of the deluxe edition of her debut album, HOW CAN IT BE... << Full Report >>
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About A Mile Resolve To Trust God All The Way With New Album, Single, Tour

Since launching 2014's biggest-selling Christian album debut from a new artist, Dove Award-nominated About A Mile is taking all the experiences over the last couple years and pouring them into its sophomore album, Trust You All The Way, to be released from Radiate Music this fall. More than the successes of playing Christian music's biggest stage (Winter Jam) and a bevy of supporters that have fully-funded its PledgeMusic campaign with more than 60-days yet to go, band members and brothers Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty have resolved to trust God with every aspect of their lives and ministry... << Full Report >>
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Gawvi Releases "Late Nights" via Reach Records, Announces EP "Lost In Hue"

GAWVI, a name that is instantly recognizable to many within the world of hip-hop, marks a change in his musical career with the release of a dance-infused cut, "Late Nights" - out now via Reach Records. Under the tutelage of Rodney Jerkins and Pharrell, GAWVI rose to prominence working on the Grammy nominated hip-hop album... << Full Report >>
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Mary Mary Releases Brand New Music and Video After Four Years

Four-Time GRAMMY Award winning artist Mary Mary, is back after a four year hiatus with a powerful song entitled "Back To You" - inspired by the upcoming Paramount/MGM movie, BEN HUR. Written and produced by Warryn Campbell (Tyrese, Kelly Price, Musiq) the duo, Erica and Tina Campbell along with Warryn, was struck by the movie's message and strong forgiveness storyline... << Full Report >>
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International House of Prayer, Kansas City Launches 30-Day Prayer Challenge

Thousands have already joined the fast-growing prayer movement with IHOPKC founder Mike Bickle, in partnership with Charisma House, to embark on a life-changing 30-day encounter with God to establish a genuine, consistent prayer life... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 19, 2016*


FLAME and Mike REAL Release Music Video, "Whole 9"

Christian Hip-Hop artist, FLAME along with label mate Mike REAL released their collaborative EP titled, REVIVAL in May. Today, they released their second single, "Whole 9," which is a high energy hip-hop song that coincides with the peak of summer. "The song 'Whole 9' refers to the colloquial phrase meaning everything or all... << Full Report >>
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The Purpose Hotel™ Launches Today, Inviting Individuals To Back The Project Through Kickstarter

The Purpose Hotel™ launches today, inviting the public to back the project through their Kickstarter campaign, available HERE. Reaching over two million people on various social media platforms via Thunderclap, the crowd sourced effort offers individuals the chance to "change the world in your sleep™" through the hotel's philanthropic efforts. With a dedicated goal of $2 million in funding, backers of the hotel will receive perks and rewards based on their pledge to The Purpose Hotel™ Kickstarter... << Full Report >>
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Pastor John Hagee Helms American Gospel Celebration Sept. 1-3

Pastor John Hagee will keynote the three-day, star-studded American Gospel Celebration Sept. 1-3 in Louisville's Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This event is not only a celebration of our faith and freedom but also honors our military veterans. Top artists set to perform include Grammy and Dove Award-winning Diamond Rio, Lee Greenwood, Larry Gatlin, The Crabb Family, Canton Junction and many more... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 18, 2016*


SCC Steven Curtis Chapman Set To Release Memoir, "Between Heaven & The Real World," March 7

In a music career that spans an astounding 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than eleven million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he has taken the step to share his life story with his memoir, Between Heaven & the Real World. The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, is slated to hit shelves and all digital platforms on March 7, 2017 with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group... << Full Report >>
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Hollyn HOLLYN Drops New Single and Lyric Video

Gotee Records' HOLLYN dropped a brand new single and lyric video titled "Love With Your Life." This song is the follow-up to her debut No. 1 single "Alone (feat. TRU)" and Top 5 single "Nothin' On You." The new track was written by Hollyn, TobyMac and producer Bryan Fowler and is from her forthcoming LP that she is currently in the studio working on. Click here to download (iTunes) or stream the single at all digital outlets... << Full Report >>
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Phillips, Craig & Dean Celebrate 25-Year Career with New Tour and Album This Fall

This year will involve a lot of celebrating for Phillips, Craig & Dean, as they commemorate their 25-year career and 25 number one songs. They plan to share the observance with fans, first with a new tour, Phillips, Craig & Dean 25 Years; Hits, Hymns and Worship, featuring special guest Travis Cottrell. The tour will launch in late September, with confirmed stops in upper state New York, Louisiana, Ohio and Michigan. Also coming this fall, the trio will release their first hymns album, Hymns and Psalms, produced by Chris Bevins and recorded at the Padded Room in Franklin, TN. The project features the timeless church classics with a more... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 15, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Unveil "H A R D L O V E," Album Instantly Hits #1 on iTunes Chart

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE have released their highly anticipated new album, H A R D L O V E. Arriving everywhere today, the GRAMMY®-nominated rock band's album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes Albums chart. People magazine featured the album as one of their "Picks" in this week's issue, writing, "[NEEDTOBREATHE] adds synths and infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock…It's easy to love... << Full Report >>
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B.Reith Launches PledgeMusic To Fund Brand New EP, "Heart On My Sleeve"

Former Gotee Records pop/hip hop/R&B artist B.Reith has been busy in the indie scene in recent years, but it's been some time since he last released a new recording. The talented vocalist announced a brand new project this week, Heart On My Sleeve, and is funding it with the help of fans through PledgeMusic... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Earns 3rd No. 1 Single In A Row Off His Latest Album "I Will Follow"

“Christ In Me,” the latest from GRAMMY® nominated Jeremy Camp is at the No. 1 spot on the National Christian Audience chart making Camp the solo artist with the most No. 1’s on the chart. The song is Camp’s ninth No. 1 on the NCA chart (since they started tracking this chart), and is found on his latest album I Will Follow (Capitol CMG). Spanning multiple formats, Camp has had 37 No. 1 radio hits in his career. To view the music video for the single... << Full Report >>
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Relient K's New Album "Air For Free" Featured On Pandora Premier

GRAMMY-nominated alternative rock band RELIENT K's forthcoming album, Air For Free, is featured this week on Pandora Premier, where the entire unreleased album can be streamed. The group's ninth studio album will be released on July 22 on Gotee Records. Click here to listen to the upcoming project that was co-produced by the band's long time producing partner Mark Lee Townsend... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Releases New Single, "Jesus"

GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin has released a new single, "Jesus," available today, along with a lyric video and acoustic performance. "I hope you’re encouraged no matter where you find yourself when you hear this song," Tomlin said. "Know that Jesus is with you, he is for you and he loves you." Tomlin recently asked the public to be a part of the upcoming music video for "Jesus," and invited people to submit photos or videos... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 14, 2016*


Artifex Pereo Announce New Album, "Passengers," Out Sept. 9

September 9th 2016 has been announced as the return of Artifex Pereo! The band will unveil their sophomore album Passengers via Tooth And Nail Records. The follow up to 2014’s debut album, Time In Place this is a band intent on bringing the listener on a musical journey. Musically Artifex Pereo draw from the sonic nexus of prog-rock, space-rock and post-hardcore. Whatever it is, melodic and epic is at the center of it at all times. The band has also confirmed a fall tour... << Full Report >>
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Forevermore Release New Song and Podcast

Forevermore have had a busy morning! The Indianapolis metal-core outfit dropped a video for new song “Noumina.” The visuals accompanying the song (of colored sand) ties into the band’s forthcoming album. Integral is a concept album based around the theory of Spiral Dynamics. This theory purports that humanity has gone through a series of major shifts in its way of thinking. Each phase is represented by a different color which is represented on the album... << Full Report >>
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Revolutionizing Hospitality, The Purpose Hotel Sets Out To Change The World

The Purpose Hotel™ will launch its effort to "change the world in your sleep" this Tuesday, July 19 as founder Jeremy Cowart (Huffington Post's most influential photographer on the web) invites people everywhere to join him in the fight for change. From room keys and soaps to furniture and internet fees, every aspect of the global hotel chain will align with a greater mission through partnerships with organizations such as Charity: Water, Compassion International, International Justice Mission, Thistle Farms and more. Fighting cyclical issues around the globe, the first location in the chain is scheduled for Cowart's hometown of Nashville, Tenn... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 13, 2016*


SCC Steven Curtis Chapman Announces New "Songs and Stories" Tour

It was five years ago when Steven Curtis Chapman debuted his "Songs & Stories" Tour, which became one of his most successful tours ever with sold-out crowds across the country. This fall, he will take the anticipated show back on out the road for its third run and will be joined by Mac Powell from THIRD DAY and Brandon Heath. The 20-city "Songs & Stories" 2016 tour, presented by Show Hope and for the first time by K-LOVE and in partnership with Awakening Events... << Full Report >>
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Wavorly Tease 2017 Reunion

Today, rock band Wavorly posted a teaser image of the band members with a caption hinting at a 2017 reunion. We spoke to bassist Matt Lott (who has more recently been seen on stage with House of Heroes) about what to expect next year, but he remained tight-lipped as he said "more is to come" and that they're still planning out in what capacity the reunion will be... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys Celebrate Latest Single With Free Download

As "You Hold It All (Every Mountain)," the latest single from GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys, impacts Christian radio around the country this summer, an exclusive remix of the moving worship anthem is available for a limited time. Powered by FreeCCM.com in partnership with FairTrade Services, the free song can be downloaded now through July 24... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West Debuts New Music Video, "Mended"

Multi-award winning artist Matthew West has just released a new music video for "Mended," which exclusively premiered with CBN yesterday. "Mended" is West's latest radio single from his chart-topping album Live Forever (Capitol CMG)... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 12, 2016*


All Sons & Daughters Release "Poets & Saints" Sept. 2

GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated worshipers All Sons & Daughters, acclaimed author and pastor Jamie George and a film crew ventured to Europe to trace the lives of C.S. Lewis, Saint Patrick, John Newton, Saint Thérèse, Saint Francis, William Cowper, Saint Augustine, George MacDonald and others, mining for undiscovered gems, something to connect these individuals to modern believers. The resulting epic journey into the lives and stories of these Christ-followers that God used to wake up the world, Poets & Saints, releases Sept. 2 from Integrity Music and David C Cook... << Full Report >>
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Former Populis Member Announces New Band, Novaly

Former Populis member Carter Frodge announced a new musical venture today, titled Novaly. The duo consists of Frodge and Chris Schultz as an alternative rock act out of Columbus, Ohio. Frodge announced the band on Facebook today while opening up about his journey in the past year, "A year ago this fall I decided to leave the band I toured with for over two years. The past year of my life has been filled with heartache, surprises, disappointments, and even having to pick up a job as a janitor... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 11, 2016*


BEC To Release Andrew Marcus' "Constant" August 12

Constant, the label debut from newly signed BEC recording artist and three-time GMA Canada? Covenant Award-nominated singer/songwriter? and worship leader Andrew Marcus, bows August 12 in the United States and releases July 29 in Canada. The project will be available for pre-order at iTunes beginning July 22 with two instant-grat tracks... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music “Worship Nights” Draw Capacity Crowds Internationally, West Coast USA Tour Launches Aug. 12

Bethel Music
Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, continues its "Worship Nights" tour on the West Coast beginning Aug. 12. The tour, which has hosted sold out events in major market venues coast-to-coast and internationally, features Bethel Music worship favorites and new music from Have It All, the multi-artist double-disc live recording released March 11 that has garnered wide critical acclaim and topped multiple retail charts internationally... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 8, 2016*


Tenth Avenue North Announces New Album, "Followers"

Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) revealed the new album name and cover via social media last night for their fifth studio album. The new project titled Followers will release this fall on October 14. The pre-order for the album is available today with the instant downloads of the songs “Afraid” and the current radio single “What You Want.” Click here to pre-order the album digitally and here for pre-order packages... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Announces the Release of Bryan & Katie Torwalt's New Album

Jesus Culture / Capitol CMG announce the upcoming release from worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt on July 29. The new studio project, Champion, is currently available for pre-order at all digital outlets with the instant downloads of the singles “Let There Be Light” and “High Above.” Click here to pre-order the album... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 7, 2016*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases "Push" To Radio July 12

Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted eight Active Rock hit singles just since going independent in 2012, and are now set to launch their second single, "Push," from the album EXHALE, which released last month amidst wide acclaim on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. The aggressive follow-up to the band's 2014 album, OXYGEN:INHALE, EXHALE has already sparked the video and current top 23 Active Rock (No. 15 in Canada) hit single... << Full Report >>
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Ryan Stevenson's "Eye of the Storm" Hits #1 on Multiple Charts

"Eye of the Storm," the breakthrough single from GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, tops both the Billboard Christian AC Monitored and Mediabase Christian AC charts this week, along with the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. The single is receiving airplay on every Christian AC Monitored radio station in the country and also recently hit #1 for two consecutive weeks on Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR chart... << Full Report >>
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Abigail Duhon to Debut Music Video “I’m Not Ashamed” on Juce TV Friday, July 8

The multi-talented, Abigail Duhon, will debut her new video for the single, “I’m Not Ashamed,” on Juce TV, Friday, July 8th. Co-written by Duhon and Grammy Award winning producer, Chuck Butler, the song is based on the tragic death of Rachel Joy Scott, the student who was killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting for admitting her faith. I am not ashamed/Because You’ve given me life/I am not afraid/Because You’ve opened my eyes/That whatever stands before me/I know You will hold me/I am not ashamed/No I am not ashamed. Duhon’s video performance can be viewed online following the Juce TV premiere, www.youtube.com/abigailduhon. The song will be going for adds at Christian and mainstream radio and released to online and retail music outlets later this summer... << Full Report >>
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Aaron Gillespie Premieres New Single

Aaron Gillespie has released his brand new single, a cover of the Bonnie Raitt's classic, "I Can't Make You Love Me", which is premiering exclusively on Alternative Press. Listen to his raw, stripped down take of the song, here. "I Can't Make You Love Me" is the first official single release from Gillespie's forthcoming solo acoustic album, entitled Out of the Badlands, which is due out August 19th via Tooth & Nail. When asked why Gillespie chose this song to cover, he stated, "Sometimes a song just resonates with you right where you are and with what you're going through. This was that song for me. Making this type of statement pulled me out after a long, long relationship... << Full Report >>
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Original IONA Founders Reunite for 30th Anniversary Recording of 'Alpha & Omega' Project

Dave Bainbridge and David Fitzgerald, original founding members of the band IONA, will reunite and join British artist Adrian Snell for a special 30th Anniversary Recording of 'Alpha & Omega'; the 1986 album that brought them together and introduced Bainbridge to IONA singer Joanne Hogg. A crowdfunding campaign for the project is currently live at https://igg.me/at/adriansnell... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music Launches Songs for FCM Publishing In Partnership With Kobalt Music Publishing Global

Full Circle Music announces the debut of Songs for FCM publishing company, directed by GRAMMY® winning producer Seth Mosley. Songs for FCM will operate under the Kobalt Music Publishing Global, one of the top independent publishing companies with over 8,000 artists and 600,000 songs. The first artist to sign a deal with the new publishing company is GRAMMY® nominated Matt Hammitt, former lead singer of award-winning band Sanctus Real... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 6, 2016*


Citizens Citizens & Saints Announces the Release of New Album September 16

Citizens & Saints announces the release of their third studio project, A Mirror Dimly, on September 16th (Gospel Song Records). This project follows the groups successful and widely received Join the Triumph (2014) and CITIZENS (2013). The album is a result of a difficult time for the group as they dealt with the downfall of the church organization they were associated with over the years – this project features the dichotomy of faith and doubt. Citizens & Saints wants to push the conversation and openly address the search for clarity. “We all search for something to believe in, and A Mirror Dimly is a concept album about our search for clarity,” shares front man Zach Bolen... << Full Report >>
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The Millennial Tour Closes 2016 with Successful Spring Dates

The Millennial Tour closed 2016 with very successful dates this spring that included stops in Myrtle Beach, SC, Harrisburg, PA, Normal, IL, Mobile, AL, Coweta, OK and three of the Hawaiian Islands. The tour had over 5,000 in attendance and over 120 Millennial age attendees making new commitments to Christ, along with over 250 pledging re-dedications to defend their faith at school and on college campuses... << Full Report >>
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Jason Gray Jason Gray Scores No. 5 Billboard Chart Debut with Release of Critically Acclaimed Album

Jason Gray has reached the highest album debut of his career with his latest project, Where The Light Gets In that is ranked No. 5 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart. The record also marks the first time that Gray has worked with nine producers for an album that includes Jason Ingram, Ben Glover, Paul Mabury and Coby Wedgeworth. Where The Light Gets In delivers 12 new songs co-written by Gray... << Full Report >>
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Tamela Mann Tamela Mann Drops New Album "One Way" Friday, September 9

Grammy Award® Nominated, NAACP Image Award® Winning Artist and Billboard Chart-Topping Singer TAMELA MANN releases her highly-anticipated new album ONE WAY on Friday, September 9 on her Tillymann Music imprint through RED Distribution. An extensive multi-city U.S. tour in support of the album will launch this fall. One Way features the powerhouse vocalist on 12 tracks, including the Top-10 debut single "One Way" and the new single "God Provides... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 1, 2016*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED To Unveil LIVE Visual Album "Of Dirt And Grace—Live From The Land"

Incorporating breathtaking imagery from Israel, platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED will debut Of Dirt And Grace - Live From The Land available from July 15 - a LIVE visual take on songs from their best selling record EMPIRES. The Beatitudes served as the essence and inspiration for their 2015 release, leading to the band’s aspiration to film where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount along with additional Biblically historic locations in and around Jerusalem and the areas surrounding the Sea of Galilee... << Full Report >>
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Word Entertainment Walks Away With Two Trophies At Christian Retailing's Best Awards

It was announced earlier this week that Word Entertainment was honored two times at the annual Christian Retailing's Best Awards. Big Daddy Weave's acclaimed album Beautiful Offerings (Fervent Records) won in the music category and When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 2 (Word Films) won for the DVD: Movie division. The awards, honoring the best new products of the year, were given on Monday, June 27 in Cincinnati during the International Christian Retail Show... << Full Report >>
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