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March, 2016
*Thursday, March 31, 2016*


FaithEvents Launched As Premiere Destination And Ticketing For Faith-Based Events

FaithEvents has launched as the premiere destination and ticketing solution for faith-based events, powered by Eventbrite, the world's largest self-service ticketing and registration platform. The online destination combines Eventbrite's powerful technology with the editorial knowledge of faith-based event experts to provide a trusted and delightful experience for both Christian event-goers and those interested in hosting their own faith-based events... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 30, 2016*


Andy Hunter° Debuts PRESENCE - A Free App - April 22

UK-based producer, artist, and composer DJ Andy Hunter° announces the release of the free app, Presence. Developed by Hunter° to uniquely find ways to spend quality time with God, Presence was also created to purposefully intersect and enhance the creative arts in the church and during devotional time. Presence will be available on April 22... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 29, 2016*


Lecrae Lecrae Announces The Heartland Tour with Switchfoot

Two-Time Grammy® Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist LECRAE is headlining THE HEARTLAND TOUR with Grammy® Award-Winning Alternative Rock Band SWITCHFOOT in June, accompanied by a surprise special guest. The string of dates kicks off June 10 in Omaha, NE. and weaves through the central U.S. to the northwest, wrapping June 19 in Spokane, WA. Tickets for The Heartland Tour go on sale starting Friday, April 1... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Colton Dixon To Perform On AMERICAN IDOL Series Finale April 7

Colton Dixon will return to the AMERICAN IDOL stage Thursday, April 7 to perform at the 15th and final season of the iconic singing competition. The finale will air LIVE on FOX from 8:00pm to 10:06pm EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AMERICAN IDOL helped launch Dixon's career when he made it to the top seven on Season 11. Fans have been quick to support Dixon since the show, with his debut album A Messenger scoring record-breaking sales and the follow up, ANCHOR, producing multiple No. 1 hits. Currently, Dixon is out on the Hits Deep Tour alongside TobyMac... << Full Report >>
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Jasmine Hurtado To Release "Brillaré" April 8

Dream Label Group / Visión is excited to announce the Pre-Order of "Brillaré" from the incredibly talented Jasmine Hurtado. "Brillaré" is the Spanish version of her debut album "Sparkle". The single "Brillaré" has a great positive message encouraging us to "Brillaré" our light for the world to see. It's an upbeat song that every station will want to put in their rotation! Here's what Jasmine has to say about this incredible release: "When people hear "Brillaré", I want them to feel encouraged, uplifted, inspired and loved. I want every listener to stand up in boldness, to not be afraid to follow their dreams, and build up the Kingdom of God... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 28, 2016*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Give Away Free Song For 48 Hours Only!

San Diego rock band Switchfoot is celebrating To Write Love On Her Arms by giving away a previously unreleased song the band recorded 7 years ago during Hello Hurricane recording sessions. For 48 hours, fans can get the track totally for free in exchange for their email address being added to the band's mailing list. Visit this link to get the song: http://switchfoot.com/light-heavy-song-download/... << Full Report >>
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Zach Bolen Releases Second Track from "Live & Alone" Series

Part 2 in Zach Bolen's "Live and Alone" series features new track "Carry On". The Seattle based front man of Citizens and Saints will be releasing his solo record via BC Music this summer. The epic bearded front man cites the last twelve years of life as the biggest influence on the sound of the record, which dances delicately between Manchester Orchestra range stretches and bouncy... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Jaci Velasquez To Perform at Autism Speaks on 4/2

California Closets and 94 FM The Fish have teamed up to host an evening of fashion and fun in support of Autism Awareness. April is Autism Awareness month, and Light It Up Blue Runway Fashion & Design will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5 - 7pm at California Closets in Franklin (420 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067). The event will feature Style Diva Cathi Aycock of Style Home Page, Live performances by Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales, and fashion designs by Project Runway's Johnathan Kayne... << Full Report >>
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Passion Performs On FOX & Friends In Celebration Of Easter

Watch two videos from Passion's FOX & Friends Easter performance... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin Announces Second Round of Dates for the "20 Years In One Night Tour"

Award-winning gospel artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin is excited to announce additional dates on his 20 Years in One Night Tour. The second leg will kick off on June 3, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia at The James Brown Arena and will visit 12 additional cities throughout the United States this summer. Tickets for 20 Years in One Night Tour summer dates will be available via Ticketmaster beginning April, 1, 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 25, 2016*


Crowder Passion Release "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)" Live Video In Celebration Of Good Friday And Easter

In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Passion has released the live video for "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)," a song that proclaims the power and triumph of the cross. Passion band will perform the impactful anthem, along with current single "Remember," this Easter Sunday, March 27 on FOX & Friends... << Full Report >>
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My Epic To Release "Viscera" June 6

The captivating new release from My Epic sees the band building on the pivotal momentum of previous releases while still treading new ground musically and thematically. With Viscera, My Epic reference the Latin term for the inner organs as the thread that runs through the tracks. The aspect of each song alluding to a human emotion tied to physicality makes Viscera My Epic's most heavily themed release to date... << Full Report >>
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Temple Veil Releases New EP, "Give His Love Away"

CCM international touring duo Temple Veil releases its third recording project March 25. The EP, titled “Give His Love Away,” features the title track as well as the single “You,” which garnered significant radio airplay across the United States, U.K. and Australia, becoming Worship FM Network’s most requested song of all time. The Tampa, Florida-based duo, comprised of vocalist DeRock, who also plays violin and keys, and Brysson, the band’s guitarist, are set to tour in support of the new five-song EP... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Releases Debut Album, "Giving Over"

Consumed By Fire's highly anticipated full-length album Giving Over is now available nationwide. The 11-track project features their first hit "Lean On Me" and their new second single "He Waits For Me" that is being added at radio stations across the U.S... << Full Report >>
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Award-winning artist Promise joins the Good Fruit Family

Good Fruit Co. is thrilled to announce that Toronto based emcee, Promise has joined the team. As a songwriter/artist who has never been anything short of himself, and who has consequently been able to carve out a natural yet profoundly unique space somewhere between urban hip hop and soulful ballad, Promise mixes perfectly with the beat and tune of Good Fruit - particularly because he, too, is in pursuit of excellence, creativity, and uncompromising authenticity. As said by Royce Da 5'9, Promise is "definitely MORE THAN MUSIC... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Self-Titled Debut EP Releases Today

New Radiate Music husband / wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, premieres their self-titled debut EP today (Good Friday, March 25) with The Fuel Music distribution. Available now at iTunes and all major digital retailers, the album features the radio single "Walk on Waves" along with anthems "It Is Finished" and "Infinite Grace" that are set to inspire listeners to worship during Easter and beyond. The new recording also features "Maker of Miracles," a song that became the prelude to a miracle for the Adamecs family... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 24, 2016*


Jason Fowler To Release Debut Christian Album, "I Fall In"

Singer/songwriter Jason Fowler is gearing up for the release his highly-anticipated project I Fall In. The debut Christian album will be available exclusively at LifeWay bookstores and online nationwide May 13, 2016 through New Day Distribution and RCity Records. In anticipation of the full-length project, RCity Records will launch a digital pre-order on April 22 for I Fall In via iTunes, offering fans three sneak peek tracks for select singles "You Give Me a Reason" (featuring Peter Furler), "Come Alive," and "Broken Vessels" (featuring Jillian Edwards)... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 23, 2016*


Jason Gray Jason Gray to Release "Where The Light Gets In" June 17th

One of Christian music’s premiere singer/songwriters, Jason Gray, is scheduled to release his new studio album, Where The Light Gets In, June 17th. Gray worked with nine high-profile producers on the project, including Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher), Ben Glover (MercyMe, for KING & COUNTRY) and Colby Wedgeworth (Jordan Feliz, Lincoln Brewster). Where The Light Gets In features 12 new songs plus his Top 15 single from 2015, “Glow In The Dark.” The first single, “Sparrows,” is going for adds at radio on April 1st and already has airplay at two key outlets, K-LOVE and WFRN/South Bend, IN. The full album presents a more hope-centered message than Gray’s last three albums and shows God’s redemptive presence even in the midst of difficulties... << Full Report >>
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Forerunner Music’s "Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong" Releases April 15

Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC), releases its much anticipated music offering, Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong, April 15 through digital and physical retail outlets everywhere with New Day Distribution. Recorded live at IHOPKC's annual Onething young adult conference last December (Dec. 28 - 31) and marking the eighth live Onething album to date, Love Makes Us Strong is an authentic worship collection of some of the most powerful and memorable songs from the event led by members of the IHOPKC worship team... << Full Report >>
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Music City Management Signs Marc Martel to Artist Roster

Music City Management announced today the signing of Marc Martel, the voice of the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band produced by legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, and formerly the lead singer with the award-winning pop group Downhere. Martel is scheduled to release his long awaited covers album on June 17, 2016, The Covers LP, Vol. 1. The project will feature fan requested songs, such as Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," as well as many more favorites done in Martel's unique vocal style. Martel will be performing songs from the new record at an upcoming Nashville concert... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce's "Laughing In The Dark" Hits DVD April 5

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-With sellouts in more than 125 theatres around the country last fall for its one-night Fathom Events and Fuesic Entertainment presentation, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" is set to debut on DVD April 5 from Sony Pictures. A deeply personal glimpse into the life of the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all time, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" chronicles a series of tragic... << Full Report >>
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Love Displayed to Release Debut Album April 22

The West Virginia based Christian duo, Love Displayed, will release their debut CCM album, You're The Only One, on April 22nd. Produced by Ian McIntosh of Jesus Culture, the project features all new songs that were co-written by Love Displayed founding members, Zak and Amy Huffman, and features several Jesus Culture musicians. The first single is the title track and it's currently going for adds at radio and delivers strong lyrics about the power of a Christ relationship.... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers' "Momentum: Live In Manila" EP Releases Friday, March 25

Capturing the mission, heart, and worldwide movement of Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, Planetshakers Band releases its Momentum: Live in Manila EP globally through Integrity Music March 25. The EP encapsulates the excitement and passion of 30,000 worshippers across two sold-out Planetshakers events held on back-to-back evenings in Manila's Araneta Coliseum last August... << Full Report >>
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Author Sally Lloyd-Jones and Grammy Award winner Ashley Cleveland team up to support African Bible Initiative

African Leadership Inc, a local non-profit organization based in Brentwood, TN has announced guest speaker Sally Lloyd-Jones and music guest Ashley Cleveland will highlight the evening for the third annual Spread the Word Bible Banquet. The night will be hosted by Thompson Station Church on April 7, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Gives Birth to Her Third Child

Francesca Battistelli, who received her first GRAMMY Award last month, has given birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin. He entered the world on Sunday, March 20 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Please join her, Matt, her husband and proud dad, and their two other children, Eli (5) and Audrey (3), in welcoming Isaac into their family. "We are so in love with our big bundle of joy!" Battistelli shares. "We pray that Isaac will be full of laughter as his name suggests. We're so grateful to God for a healthy and safe birth, and we look... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 22, 2016*


The Gospel Music Association Announces New Board of Directors

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today a new Board of Directors, whose terms are effective immediately. Jackie Patillo currently serves as President. “The GMA is excited to add an incredible group of individuals to our board as we continue strengthening and building the future for the association and its membership. I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to serve our community alongside such an accomplished group,” says Patillo... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 21, 2016*


V. Rose Inpop's V.Rose Unveils Her "Young Dangerous Heart" Set To Release April 22

A formidable female-fusion of modern pop unlike anything else Christian music has to offer is Inpop's latest prodigy, pop artist V.Rose. This vibrant young artist is making a splash with her debut release Young Dangerous Heart set to hit shelves and digital markets April 22. See full track listing below. The 13-track album is a sonic blast collection that is packed tight with power-pop grooves fueled by forgiveness, informed by truth; an empowering reminder for the younger generation... << Full Report >>
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One Bad Pig Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Fund New Album

Rock band One Bad Pig has reunited and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their first new album in 25 years. Their goal is a humble $7,000, and at the time this goes to print, the band is already more than halfway there. Visit this link to check out their campaign. On their pledge page, the band writes, "SO, well here we are in the studio once again. Writing and recording new One Bad Pig songs that will soon see the light of day, with your help... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Living Word Christian Center

Syntax Creative is happy to announce a new deal with Living Word Christian Center, a non-denominational church located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota with over 11,000 members. On April 15, Living Word worship group The Fifth Service will release its sophomore album, Proven, which is available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 18, 2016*


Hillsong Hillsong Worship Releases Easter Single "Grace To Grace"

Debuting in time for the celebration of Easter, Hillsong Worship is unveiling "Grace To Grace," their newest single composed by Joel Houston and Chris Davenport. In support of the song, "Grace To Grace" is being released digitally to all accounts. "We’re here for a journey,” Joel Houston said of the song. "It’s a process that involves taking up our cross and denying ourselves, following him daily. It’s a process that involves humility and surrender... << Full Report >>
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Poured Out Signs With Facedown Records

As one of Maryland's most recent bands, Poured Out have struck a significant blow to the scene with their 90s era metal-influenced hardcore-heavy on the hardcore. Their debut self-released EP "Blind Heart," recorded and engineered by Josh Schoeder at Random Awesome, shows off the band's technique in an unassuming way, letting classic elements like breakdowns and blast beats take the lead. Formed in 2014, Poured Out now bring their dynamic Maryland-style hardcore to Facedown Records with the re-release of Blind Heart, out April 8... << Full Report >>
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"The Passion: New Orleans" Soundtrack Released Today

The Passion: New Orleans - the soundtrack for FOX's two-hour epic musical event, THE PASSION, airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) - was released today by Deep Well Records/Virgin Records. THE PASSION tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of well-known pop songs, sung by the cast... << Full Report >>
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Blue Engine Records Releases "The Abyssinian Mass" Today

Raise your voices and lift your hearts today, Blue Engine Records releases The Abyssinian Mass by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Damien Sneed, Chorale Le Chateau and Special Guest Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III. The Abyssinian Mass - a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals -marks Marsalis's first original recorded composition in six years... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 17, 2016*


Matt Maher Matt Maher Announces Spring Dates with Guest John Tibbs

Eight time GRAMMY®-nominee Matt Maher announces his spring dates of his "Saints And Sinners" tour with special guest John Tibbs beginning April 6th through May 7th. The spring leg of the tour will feature returning ministry partners Save The Storks and newcomers to the tour, Museum of the Bible. This tour is on the heels of Maher's three GRAMMY nominations this year including... << Full Report >>
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"In Christ Alone: The Songs of Stuart Townend and Keith Getty" Releases March 18

Integrity Music announces the March 18 global release of In Christ Alone: The Songs of Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, featuring 16 of the most beloved modern hymns and worship songs from renowned British writer Stuart Townend and Irish writer Keith Getty. Individually, Townend and Getty have written a canon of songs for the contemporary church, and together... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Zealand Worship Unveils New Songs

The story of Zealand Worship continues to unfold as the band is sharing acoustic videos supporting a mix of brand new songs and celebrated tunes from their newest release, Zealand Worship The EP (Word Worship). Continuing to reiterate that their success is not defined by numbers or sales, but in a lasting experience, With the help of Worship Leader and CCLI TV, the globally traversing group of musicians recently premiered acoustic videos of EP tracks "That's Who You Are" and "Lead Us To Your Heart... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 16, 2016*


1 Girl Nation 1GN Reunion Records' 1GN Set To Release Sophomore Album, "Unite," April 15

Power pop vocal group 1GN, formerly 1 Girl Nation, is set to release its anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. The GMA Dove Award New Artist Nominee is excited to bring fans new music with a meaningful message. The new album centers around the anthemic song "Guard Your Heart," based on Proverbs 4:23-27, which begins with the encouragement, "Above all else, guard your heart." The scripture is a kind of slogan for... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Dove Channel’s Original Series, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families" Set To Premiere On April 5

Cinedigm's (NASDAQ: CIDM) Dove Channel is confirmed to exclusively premiere the three-part original series, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families," on April 5, May 3 and June 7. The one-hour long episodes feature "The Queen of Clean's" trademark combination of fierce wit and southern charm in all three of the family-friendly episodes. Adding to the clean fun, some of her closest friends and all-star comedians will also take the stage. The lineup will include the talents of Bone Hampton, Brad Stine, PJ Walsh, Nazareth, Joby Saad, Michael Joiner, Taylor Mason, Anthony Griffith... << Full Report >>
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Gungor Gungor Launches Pre-Order of "One Wild Life: Spirit"

GRAMMY® -nominated artist Gungor has launched the pre-order of their upcoming release One Wild Life: Spirit. iTunes pre-order includes an immediate download of the tracks "Kiss the Night," "Hurricane" and "Wonder." The upcoming record features 11 new songs co-written by Michael and Lisa Gungor and produced by Michael. Spirit is volume two of Gungor's album trilogy titled One Wild Life, which is being released over the course of 12 months. Spirit debuts on March 25 and can be pre-ordered here... << Full Report >>
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Citizen Way Citizen Way's Sophomore Album "2.0" Releases To Critical Praise

Citizen Way's highly anticipated sophomore album 2.0 debuted last week to a warm reception among critics who say the new music "takes the originally high bar set by Citizen Way and raises it even further" (The Christian Beat). Fans, critics and fellow musicians are all singing the praises of 2.0... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 15, 2016*


Building 429 Building 429 Launches The I Am Unashamed Webpage

When Building 429 released UNASHAMED, their latest project last fall, it was touted as the band's most powerful and anthemic album to date. The band is now excited to share their newly launched I AM UNASHAMED webpage. This is a place where you can read stories and view photos of how others are living their lives unashamed, and where you can also share your own story. The new webpage is a way to be part of a community, be inspired and encouraged daily, and so much more... << Full Report >>
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Da T.R.U.T.H. Hip Hop Artist Da' Truth Reveals New Single & New Album

Grammy nominated hip hop artist Da' Truth shared a cryptic exchange with internationally respected Christian Apologist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias via Twitter last week, and it triggered a worldwide response. With questions surrounding the idea of truth, God and religion, thousands of listeners from NGEN radio and Jam The Hype shared their concern for the outspoken artist wondering if he was questioning his faith. In reality it was revealed that Da' Truth wasn't confused about his Christian beliefs, but he and Zacharias were sharing lyrics from his new single, "Religion... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 14, 2016*


7eventh Time Down 7eventh Time Down Premieres "God Is On The Move" Official Video

BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down is premiering the official video of their single, "God Is On The Move," exclusively with K-LOVE today. The single is continuing to climb the charts, which hit the Top 10 on Hot AC/CHR and the Top 15 National Christian Audience chart and just recently landed in the Top 15 iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. You can watch the video... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Young & Free's "Youth Revival" Garners Top Chart Placements

On the heels of a YouTube Spaces Livestream event viewed by thousands, Hillsong Young & Free's Youth Revival (Feb. 26) garnered the top spot on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and boasted a top 10 placement on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart. Hillsong Young & Free played filled release shows at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre and San Francisco's The Regency Ballroom around the debut of their LP... << Full Report >>
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Zach Bolen Zach Bolen's "Live & Alone" Series Starts Today

Zach Bolen has always been a storyteller, whether that's through his vocalist role in Citizens & Saints or channeling the likes of Bright Eyes and Ryan Adams in his solo offerings. Premiering today exclusively at ZachBolen.com is "Leave Me Alone", the first in his six part series entitled "Live & Alone", Bolen's preview to his summer record, 1001. The epic bearded front man cites the last twelve years of life as the biggest influence on the sound of the record... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 11, 2016*


Bethel Music Bethel Music Hosts Heaven Come Conference In L.A.'s Microsoft Theatre May 25-27

Hosting "Worship Nights" with capacity crowds in major market venues around the world, Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, now offers its first-ever conference, the Heaven Come Conference. The event will be held May 25-27 in Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater and will feature the church's senior leadership team and the Bethel Music recording artist collective along with special guest worship leaders and speakers, all delving into the topic of finding a deeper understanding of "on earth as it is in Heaven... << Full Report >>
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Christon Gray Releases His Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Solo Project

Today, acclaimed Christian hip-hop and R&B artist, songwriter and producer Christon Gray releases his highly-anticipated sophomore solo project and major label debut, THE GLORY ALBUM, on Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA label. Already capturing widespread attention, THE GLORY ALBUM is a progressive mix of hip-hop, R&B and contemporary Christian music that defies tradition, without losing its intentions. Accomplishing a universal sound, his 13-track album includes the lead single... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 10, 2016*


Veridia VERIDIA Premieres Official Music Video For No. 1 Single

Alt-Rock band VERIDIA has just released a new music video for their No. 1 radio single, "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)." The song, their second career No. 1 single, hit the top spot this past February on both the Billboard and Mediabase CCM Rock chart. Watch the video now on their official YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/VERIDIA... << Full Report >>
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Kari Jobe Integrity Music Releases "Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe" April 1

Integrity Music announces the April 1 global release of Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe, an 11-track album and resource DVD featuring some of the most beloved songs from the Dallas-Fort Worth-based ministry and its longtime team member, Dove Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe. For this collection, Integrity gathered 10 of Jobe's songs from five of Gateway's live albums as well as one song, "My Beloved," from her best-selling, self-titled studio project. The recording includes... << Full Report >>
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The Union of Sinners and Saints Announces Debut Radio Single

Newly formed Christian rock band, The Union of Sinners and Saints, which features members from Petra and Whiteheart, two of the best selling Christian Rock bands of all time, has announced their debut radio single. "Christ the Lord isRisen Today," a scorching rock rendition of the classic John Wesley hymn, is the first single from the band's upcoming, self-titled debut album. The single showcases an updated rock... << Full Report >>
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Redemption Story Fuels EP from Newcomer Ben Oakes

Alternative Christian Hip-Hop artist Ben Oakes is sharing his story of redemption and restoration through his forthcoming EP, Goodbye Forever. To support the project, he has launched an ambitious Go Fund Me campaign that has already seen significant success. With a goal of $5,500, the campaign quickly got off the ground, raising over $1000 in a matter of hours. The funds will support... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 9, 2016*


Stavesacre Launch Campaign For New Album!

Yesterday, rock band Stavesacre made the announcement that they'd be returning with a brand new studio album. On their official Facebook page, the band wrote, "We've been writing a brand new Stavesacre record! The songs are in the demo phase and we couldn't be happier. Now it's time to record them and get them to your ears... << Full Report >>
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K-Love Coca-Cola Consolidated To Serve As Presenting Sponsor For 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Coca-Cola Consolidated has teamed up with the EMMY® winning 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, serving as presenting sponsor for the only fan-voted experience in the industry. Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West will host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. The event will be broadcasted live on K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people... << Full Report >>
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Stars Go Dim's Debut Single "You Are Loved" Hits No. 1 On MediaBase Christian Audience Chart

Stars Go Dim's debut single "You Are Loved" has surged to the No. 1 spot on the MediaBase Audience Chart, proclaiming a message of hope that is resonating with listeners everywhere. "This song is such a simple message, you are loved, but it's a message that our culture desperately desperately... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 8, 2016*


Third Day THIRD DAY Receives "Soul On Fire" No. 1 Plaques

During their sold out "Lead Us Back" Tour stop in Nashville this past weekend, the members of the multi-platinum selling band THIRD DAY were presented with plaques for their No. 1 single, "Soul On Fire." Holding the top spot for 11 weeks at radio, this GRAMMY®-nominated song was the most played at Christian radio in 2015. "Soul On Fire" was also officially named the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year, according to Billboard's Christian Overall National Audience year-end chart, and iTunes' editorial team selected “Soul On Fire” as one of 2015's top tracks... << Full Report >>
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Multi-Platinum Rock Band STRYPER Announces 2016 “FALLEN” Tour

After spending most of 2015 off the road, multi-platinum rock band STRYPER will hit the road this spring in support of their new album, FALLEN. Released in October via Frontiers Music SRL and produced by frontman Michael Sweet, FALLEN is the band’s ninth studio album and their most critically acclaimed release to date, impressively landing near the top of the charts in three separate genres: Rock, Hard Music and Christian/Gospel... << Full Report >>
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K-Love K-LOVE Fan Awards And John Sanders LLC Garner Two Distinguished EMMY® Awards

K-LOVE Radio Network along with Memphis Based Company John Sanders LLC were honored with two EMMY® Awards at last Saturday Night's 30th Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The wins come in the categories of Lighting and Set Design, assisted by Tony Fransen and Scott More (Go Live Pro). Marking the first for the national fan-voted awards show, the K-LOVE Fan Awards is now in its fourth year. K-LOVE Radio Network and John Sanders LLC were also nominated in the Special Event Coverage category... << Full Report >>
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Author Chad Veach Releases New Book, "Unreasonable Hope"

Rising faith leader Chad Veach shares how personal hardships can and will give readers a deeper understanding of God, through his debut book and an unexpected cause focused campaign that has reached millions worldwide. In UNREASONABLE HOPE: FINDING FAITH IN THE GOD WHO BRINGS PURPOSE TO YOUR PAIN, available now, Veach shares the story of his daughter, Georgia, who was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder called... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 7, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Golf Tournament Brings Stars And Athletes Together For Charity

Atlantic/Word recording group NEEDTOBREATHE is bringing together celebrity athletes and musicians for their annual charity golf tournament. The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, now in its fourth year, raises money to benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world. This year's participants include NBA legend Rick Barry, PGA player Russell Henley, NFL receiver Adam Humphries, multiplatinum rock band Switchfoot, chart-topping singer Mat Kearney, actor Kevin Sorbo ("God's Not Dead") and musicians Drew Holcomb and John Mark McMillan... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Song Becomes Prelude To A Miracle

New Radiate Music husband / wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, will premiere their self-titled debut EP March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. Featuring the single "Walk on Waves" that is going for radio adds today (March 7), along with anthems "It Is Finished" and "Infinite Grace" that are set to inspire listeners to worship during Easter and beyond, the new recording also features "Maker of Miracles." The song became the prelude to a miracle for the Adamecs family... << Full Report >>
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B-Fade Nominated For Independent Grind Artist of the Year by the Invasion Music Awards

Christian Hip-Hop artist B-Fade has been presented with the Independent Grind Artist of the Year nomination by the Invasion Music Awards. The awards are run by Invasion Live Music Group, a promotion and booking organization, which originated in Phoenix, Arizona. The vision behind the movement is to engage all generations with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the medium of music... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 4, 2016*


Lecrae UNASHAMED WORLD, Film Featuring Hip Hop Artist Lecrae, Premieres in Theaters June 1

A 17-year project spanning ten countries and thirty-seven cities while capturing over 10,000 hours of footage, UNASHAMED WORLD is the high-energy, deeply personal story of Lecrae's Cinderella rise from a garage start-up artist to a global phenomenon. Granting unprecedented access to Lecrae and fellow artists from the 116 Clique, the film features exclusive interviews, fan-generated videos, personal home videos - including footage of Lecrae's visit to... << Full Report >>
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Tedashii Unleashes New EP, "This Time Around"

Thoughtful lyricist and hip-hop artist, Tedashii, returns with the release of his newest project, This Time Around. Starting today (March 4), the 7-track EP is availablevia Reach Records for digital purchase and streaming across all DSPs. Earlier this week, Tedashii prompted fans to call a telephone number (404-590-4984) for an exclusive announcement. Fans were greeted with a personal message from Tedashii revealing details for the release of his new project, This Time Around, on March 4. On the recording he shared... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Adds Spring and Summer Dates to Empires Tour

Australian-based worship group Hillsong UNITED is adding a string of spring and summer dates to their North American EMPIRES Tour. The new shows will feature special guest Lauren Daigle. Following a February capacity-crowd tour run, the second leg of cities kicks off in Baltimore on April 28 with stops across the country throughout April, May and July. Tickets for Empires Tour April and May dates are on sale now, and tickets for Empires Tour July dates go on sale Friday, April 8, 2016... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Announces Third Pre-Order Song "Point To You"

Word Records recording artist, We Are Messengers, continues its strong and swift build towards the band's self-titled, 14-song album debut with today's release of "Point To You." The third of four digital songs released to album pre-order buyers, "Point To You" follows their debut radio single, "Everything Comes Alive," and crowd favorite, "I'm On Fire," as the latest song available for instant download upon pre-ordering the new album. Officially releasing April 22, click here to pre-order We Are Messengers... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 3, 2016*


Matthew West Matthew West's "Grace Wins" Tops Multiple Radio Charts

Multiple award-winning artist Matthew West has just received his seventh No. 1 radio single with "Grace Wins." The song, his second radio single from the 2015 release Live Forever (Capitol CMG), has hit the top of both the Billboard Christian Airplay chart and AC Indicator charts the same week. "I just heard the news that 'Grace Wins' is No. 1 this week and I'm blown away!" West exclaims. "I have to thank my friends at radio across the country for once again carrying a song from... << Full Report >>
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Bema Media Launches "The Big 25 on iShine Live" Countdown Show

Bema Media, the leading Christian media group dedicated to ministering to pre-teens and their families, expands their successful iShine countdown to a 2-hour weekly radio show that launches on March 4, 2016. "The Big 25 on iShine Live" will feature the Top 25 Christian pop hits from all across America, along with artist features and interviews throughout. The show is positioned as an upbeat pop music show that targets youth and their families while having listeners contribute to the show by voting for their favorites online each week. Artists that have... << Full Report >>
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Christian Media Platform PRAZOR Launches Featuring Music, Talk and Teaching

Officially announced at last week's National Religious Broadcaster's Convention in Nashville, TN, Flowing Streams has just launched PRAZOR, an unprecedented digital Christian media platform. "PRAZOR is the fulfillment of a ten year vision," says Flowing Streams CEO, Rick Wiles. "It will completely revolutionize Christian media throughout the world with creatively curated audio and video content, including music, teaching and talk programming... << Full Report >>
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River Valley Worship Releases New Live Album, "Edge of Heaven"

Set for digital release today and for retail release on March 25th, Edge of Heaven marks the first live worship recording for River Valley Church, a Minnesota-based ministry currently serving 7,500 members across eight campuses in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spearheaded by lead worship pastor Ryan Williams and produced by Luke Fredrickson (Jonathan Thulin, Jeremy Camp) Edge of Heaven came to life over the course of a year spent crafting songs... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 2, 2016*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson and J. Chris Wall Launch Film and TV Production Company Shining Isle Productions

Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and award winning author Andrew Peterson, along with veteran producer J. Chris Wall (VeggieTales), have launched Shining Isle Productions to develop film and television projects. Their first effort will be an animated short film based on Peterson's highly popular and award-winning Wingfeather Saga book series. A Kickstarter campaign launched March 1st to help create the project. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478789344/bring-the-wingfeather-saga-to-the-screen?ref=users... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz to Release First Full Album "The River" on April 22nd

Chart topping newcomer, Jordan Feliz, is scheduled to release his first full album for Centricity Music, The River, on April 22nd. Once again teaming with Joshua Silverberg (Michael W. Smith, Newsboys) and Colby Wedgeworth (Lincoln Brewster) as producers, Feliz delivers seven new songs and the project also features four songs from Feliz's debut EP, Beloved. This includes "The River" that remained No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 10 weeks, No. 1 on the Hot AC/CHR Chart for seven weeks, AC Indicator Chart for six weeks, and AC Monitored Chart for one week. At the same time, Feliz has garnered four million video views with his performance/lyric videos for the song... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 1, 2016*


Phil Wickham Phil Wickham's Anticipated "Children Of God" To Debut April 22

Phil Wickham's highly anticipated new full length album Children Of God will debut on April 22, 2016. Marking his first LP in three years, Children Of God comes on the heels of the impactful single "This Is Amazing Grace," which was certified RIAA Gold and named BMI's Christian Song of the Year as it topped radio charts. This powerful anthem was recently recognized as the most-sung worship song in the North American church by Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI). Children Of God is filled with songs sure to follow in those footsteps and become new worship favorites. Heralded by the single "Your Love Awakens Me," the pre-order of the new album is available now on PhilWickham.com and on iTunes and Amazon Music March 11th... << Full Report >>
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Humble Beast Announces Two New Partnerships With Fair Trade and Current Talent Agency

Humble Beast, a label out of the Northwest that is a family of creative, pastors, writers, theologians and musicians, announces two new partnerships with the goal to expand their reach with a distribution arrangement with Fair Trade Services and booking for the entire roster by Current Talent Agency. Humble Beast is home to introspective artist Propaganda, the creative Beautiful Eulogy, writer and artist Jackie Hill-Perry, and JGivens... << Full Report >>
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SCC Steven Curtis Chapman's WORSHIP AND BELIEVE Releases This Friday, March 4

Multi-platinum selling and five-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is gearing up to release his 23rd career studio album, Worship And Believe, this Friday, March 4 (Essential Worship). Co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan, Worship And Believe is Chapman's first worship record in his three decade-long career. Featuring 16 tracks with co-writes from artists such as Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Rend Collective, the critics have already praised Worship And Believe from this iconic artist as... << Full Report >>
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