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May, 2016
*Thursday, May 26, 2016*


SCC Steven Curtis Chapman, William McDowell and Jeremy Cowart Confirmed for IMMERSE 2016

The Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE has become known as a one-of-a-kind experience where the Christian music community gathers to educate and inspire fresh talent while simultaneously celebrating excellence in the market. IMMERSE 2016 promises to be the most dynamic event to date, boasting an incredible line-up of artists, songwriters and music professionals who are committed to sharing real-world advice and guidance to the industry's next generation. The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN... << Full Report >>
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Jason Crabb, Point of Grace Unite for THE ROAD HOME Tour

Excitement is in the air as some of Christian music's most beloved artists unite together for The Road Home Tour. Fan-favorites Jason Crabb and Point of Grace, along with rising female vocalist Natasha Owens, are gearing up to bring unparalleled musical excellence to audiences in more than ten cities. "You talk about a great night...THIS is going to be an amazing night of music!" exclaimed Jason Crabb. "Are you kidding me?! Sharing the stage with Point of Grace and Natasha Owens... << Full Report >>
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King Dav$d's "And Then There Was War In Heaven" Releases June 10

For the last 2 years, KING DAV$D has been working with Rebel Genius in a leadership position, holding weekly bible studies for the team. In January, when he expressed his desire to put out a project, we jumped at the opportunity. Knowing his uncut authenticity and his passion for people we knew he would be a breath of fresh air to the CHH community. KING DAV$D is a voice for the streets, a man lamenting over the tragedies that happen all to often in Americas inner cities. His project is laced with sentiments of the life God pulled him out of... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED’s EMPIRES Is Honored With Two Billboard Music Awards

Marking it’s year anniversary, Hillsong UNITED’s EMPIRES will be on sale for $9.99 at iTunes through June 2 coinciding with the band’s two wins at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards for both Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” The honors come after the platinum selling band earned four nominations for the night, including two nods in the Top Christian Song category. A two-disc vinyl LP version of EMPIRES will be available on June 17. Listeners can pre-order the EMPIRES vinyl here... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 25, 2016*


Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Set To Release Unplugged Version of "Let It Echo" June 17

Earlier this year Jesus Culture released their ninth live album - Let It Echo. This week the group announced the release of Let It Echo Unplugged, which will release on June 17 featuring new, acoustic recordings from the January project. Let It Echo released in January and was the first album recorded live at their church in Sacramento, CA. The album debuted on four Billboard charts including the Top Albums... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo We Are Leo Begin Pre-orders For Their New Album, "The Rush & The Roar"

We Are Leo recently announced the pre-order for their upcoming album, THE RUSH & THE ROAR on their Kickstarter. Every pre-order comes with an immediate download of one song off the upcoming record. The group also have limited edition pre-order packages with signed WE ARE LEO CDs, posters, t-shirts, and more! They are reaching their fans and supporters to help support their album which comes to close in 4 days... << Full Report >>
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Bryan Popin's "Such A Time As This" Breaks Top 30

Rising Gospel star Bryan Popin will hit the road this summer in support of his new single, "Such A Time As This," which broke TOP 30 on the gospel chart this week and is currently trending TOP 25... << Full Report >>
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Christian Pop Singer Leah Is "Made For More" June 7

Following the critically applauded release of her Every Move EP in 2014, ethereal pop singer-songwriter Leah readies her debut radio single, "Made for More", impacting Christian music airwaves nationwide June 7... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 24, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Garners "Top Christian Album" for "How Can It Be" At 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music artist, took home "Top Christian Album" for HOW CAN IT BE at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas. Facing competition from fellow artists TobyMac (This Is Not A Test), Joey + Rory (Hymns That Are Important To Us), Chris Tomlin (Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship), and Hillsong United (Empires), Daigle was also nominated for "Top Christian Artist" along with Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin, and the winners, Hillsong United... << Full Report >> The Union of Sinners and Saints Releases "Independence Day"

The Union of Sinners and Saints, a band featuring Petra’s lead singer John Schlitt and Whiteheart founding member Billy Smiley, is bringing back an oldie, but a goodie with a new recording of the No. 1 hit “Independence Day.” The remake, originally from Whiteheart’s popular “Powerhouse” album, was produced by Smiley and features Schlitt’s distinctive vocals. The single, which is being released today, is going for adds at Christian Rock and Christian CHR-formatted radio stations... << Full Report >>
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Essential Worship's Mosaic MSC Set to Release New Live Album

Essential Worship announces the label debut from MOSAIC MSC titled Glory & Wonder that is set to release on September 23rd. Mosaic MSC is the worship music that carries the culture of Mosaic in Los Angeles, which is founded by cultural pioneer and best-selling author Erwin McManus whose most recent book is The Artisan Soul. Last week, Mosaic MSC recorded Glory & Wonder in front of a live, sold-out audience at their church home in the heart of Hollywood. Mosaic MSC represents the versatile sound of the city and growth of the church in worship expression... << Full Report >>
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TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder And More To Perform At The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets and Unspoken have just been announced as the final group of performers for this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards. Among the performers for this year's show, a surprise artist will take part in the live show at the Grand Ole Opry. Hillsong UNITED's Joel Houston and Dylan Thomas, Kari Jobe, Jeremy Camp, Plumb, University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Phil Wickham, Author Jan Harrison, Tenth Avenue North's Mike Donehey and more will join other top industry names as presenters... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 23, 2016*


Zealand Worship Releases Music Video For New Single, "Your Love Is Wild"

Word Worship recording artist Zealand Worship debuts the official music video for their new radio single, "Your Love Is Wild." The video, which exclusively premiered on K-LOVE Radio's website, can be viewed by clicking on the video below. The song is also available for purchase at iTunes and will featured on the band's new album, slated for a fall release... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 20, 2016*


Skillet Skillet To Release New Album "Unleashed" August 5

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will release Unleashed, their new studio album and follow up to their 2013 release Rise, which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The 12-track album, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers including iTunes at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed and Amazon.com at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_A. Pre-orders will include an instant download of the debut Active Rock single “Feel Invincible,” a lyric video which can be seen here. Skillet can also be found on Google Play at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_GP and streaming on Spotify: www.smarturl.it/StreamSkillet. Beginning Thursday, May 26... << Full Report >>
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"This Is Winter Jam" Brings Tour To DVD June 7

Following its one-night debut in more than 500 theaters around the country earlier this spring, "This Is Winter Jam" comes home to DVD June 7 from Word Films. Featuring unforgettable performances from Skillet, for KING & COUNTRY, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, NewSong, Building 429 and Family Force 5, among others, the 90-minute documentary offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's biggest tours... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music First Ever Bethel Music Conference To Be Broadcast On Daystar TV Network

California-based ministry Bethel Music will be hosting their inaugural music conference, Heaven Come, May 25th through May 27th at the renowned Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Broadcasting the event will be Dallas-based Christian Television Network, Daystar. With viewership that covers the globe, the addition of the network will increase the potential viewing audience to more than two billion people worldwide... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Announces New Studio Album and Fall Tour

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns announces the release of its new studio album, The Very Next Thing, on September 16, 2016 (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than nine million records sold, the band currently holds the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 18, 2016*


Switchfoot Switchfoot and Relient K Announce Fall Tour

Switchfoot and Relient K have announced a Fall Tour together, with presale launching May 20th. Switchfoot announced, "We're so pumped to be hitting the road this fall with our good pals Relient K! We're going to be playing songs off our new record Where The Light Shines Through (along with some favorites from our other records too, of course)... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Releases New Album From UK's LIFE Worship

Integrity Music announces the May 27 global release of Wide Open Space, a new 12-track, live worship album from LIFE Worship, the worship ministry team of LIFE Church based in Bradford, England. The album, which follows LIFE Worship's critically acclaimed 2014 release Dance Again, is a celebration of adventure and a call to the wild edges of God's grace where impossible things happen and where His children are caught up in the mystery of His will... << Full Report >>
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Group 1 Crew Debuts New Music Video For "People Of A Second Chance"

Just last week, the second song "People Of A Second Chance," from Group 1 Crew's upcoming album, POWER, released. This week Group 1 Crew's Manwell Reyes revealed the song's video sharing, "I'm so excited to release 'People Of A Second Chance,' a song I wrote for an anti-human sex trafficking organization called Unlikely Heroes. I wanted to write an anthem that would shed light on the issue and bring awareness to this amazing ministry that is doing real work! I want to use every resource I have to help... << Full Report >>
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New Single Out Now For Husband and Wife Duo, Inspiration Worship

Husband and wife duo Inspiration Worship, whose artist name was inspired by the wife's cancer diagnosis, announces today's release of "Whose," the title track from the group's five-song EP. The song is going for adds at INSPO, AC and CHR Christian-formatted radio stations. "I pray that this song challenges each of us, every day, to make sure our motives are right and that we are worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ," said Linda Doane, who co-wrote the song with her husband, Tom... << Full Report >>
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Original Audio Adrenaline Frontman Hits The Road for Hands and Feet Project

Mark Stuart, the original voice of classic CCM rock band Audio Adrenaline co-founded the orphanage in Haiti, named the Hands and Feet Project. Recently, it was announced that Stuart and his family would be hitting the road to share the orphanage's story across the country. For more info, check out the announcement... << Full Report >>
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Brinson to release "Black Canvas" EP Friday, June 3rd

Brinson's 5th studio album proclaims that God can create beautiful redemption on anyone's "Black Canvas". GodChaserz CEO / Artist sets up his 5th solo project entitled Black Canvas: UWMA 2. This EP is the sequel to Brinson's 4th studio album, Until We Meet Again. The project continues with the theme of the redemption of Christ in a man's life. True forgiveness and forward moving with the help of God is the beauty God creates from man's darkest moments... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin And Newsboys Amongst First Lineup Of Performers Unveiled For The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, Passion, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, The Afters, Building 429 and Jordan Feliz are the first performers announced for this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards. Joining the stage as presenters for the fourth annual show include for KING & COUNTRY, Steven Curtis Chapman, World Series Champions Kansas City Royals' GM Dayton Moore, Chicago White Sox First Baseman (R) Adam LaRoche, Matt Maher, Casting Crowns' Mark Hall, comedian Michael Jr., University of North Carolina Head Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell and War Room's Alex Kendrick... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 17, 2016*


Social Club Misfits Making Booming Debut Landing in Top 10 on Christian Soundscan & Billboard Charts

Social Club Misfits recently revealed their brand new EP The Misfit Generation, which made a booming debut as it received nearly 300k streams and landed in the top 10 on Christian Soundscan & Billboard Charts. The five-track project hit the #1 spot on Soundscan's Christian Digital Albums Chart and #2 on the Christian Rap Albums Chart. Additionally, it made its mark at #4 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Christian Chart and #8 on Billboard's Rap Albums Chart... << Full Report >>
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Elena Chavez Releases New Single, "Shepherd (Morning Song)"

Nashville, Tennessee-based vocalist Elena Chavez is releasing a new single today, "Shepherd (Morning Song)," the debut single from her EP titled "Shelter." Seth Penn of Curb Records recording act Mikeschair produced the single, which is being serviced to INSPO and Christian AC-formatted radio stations. "Shepherd (Morning Song)," written by classical pianist and songwriter Jayne Luy, is the result of a chance meeting between Chavez and Luy in Singapore... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 16, 2016*


Sandi Patty Announces Fall Dates To Her Historic Sold Out 2016 Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour

The Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History and Christian Music Icon Sandi Patty is announcing the fall dates of her Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour. After high demand for tickets led to consistently sold-out shows across the country on the spring leg of the tour, 28 more shows are continuing the run of the historic final tour, which picks back up in September in Knoxville, Tenn. Celebrating her latest album, Forever Grateful, and her extraordinary 30+ year career, the tour is sponsored by World Vision with a lineup of special guests including Veritas and members of Sandi's family. Tickets for the Forever Grateful Fall Tour go... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 13, 2016*


Switchfoot SWITCHFOOT Announce New Studio Album, "Where The Light Shines Through"

Multi-platinum selling alternative rock band SWITCHFOOT announced their upcoming album, Where The Light Shines Through, which will be released on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. Where The Light Shines Through, the band's tenth album and the first since 2014's highly acclaimed Fading West, was produced in collaboration with John Fields... << Full Report >>
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7eventh Time Down 7eventh Time Down's Single Continues to Climb Charts

BEC Recordings' rockers 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans with their radio single and title track "God Is On The Move." The single is currently No. 3 at the National Audience Chart with more than nine million impressions. The single has also remained in the Top 10 of the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart for the last two months. The single is a reminder to listeners that through the struggles, hunger, faith, victories and defeats that God is on the move all around us and through us... << Full Report >>
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Silent Planet Release New Video, Announce New Album

Progressive metalcore unit, Silent Planet, have unveiled a brand new song with video this morning. “Panic Room” is an epic, emotional and dark sonic journey through the mind of a soldier returning home with Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The video reflects this struggle and is a intense interpretation of the outer life and inner life of this veteran... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 11, 2016*


dctalk DC Talk Announces the "Jesus Freak Cruise" for July 2017

Today, the much anticipated and hyped up DC Talk announcement was made at noon via a short video that featured highlights from the band's career in the 90s. The video played a portion of their hit single "Jesus Freak" and then revealed the big secret... DC Talk will be hosting the "Jesus Freak Cruise" in July 11-15, 2017. The cruise is set to feature DC Talk as a band again, along with the members' individual acts, Newsboys, Kevin Max, and TobyMac with Diverse City. Accompanying bands will all be from TobyMac's label Gotee Records... << Full Report >>
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Official Announcement: dc Talk To Perform On Jesus Freak Cruise In Summer 2017

GRAMMY® winning band dc Talk will bring group members TobyMac, Michael Tait and Kevin Max together for a performance aboard the Jesus Freak Cruise, departing from Miami on July 11, 2017. Marking the first time in 16 years fans will be able to see the band perform, the cruise will travel to the ports of Nassau, Bahamas and Half Moon Cay (Private Island). TobyMac and the Diverse City Band, Newsboys, Kevin Max, Finding Favour, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn will perform alongside dc Talk on the Jesus Freak Cruise line-up. Tickets will be available for purchase on May 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST by visiting www.JesusFreakCruise.com... << Full Report >>
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GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction Celebrated Achievements in Gospel and Christian Music

GMA Foundation's annual GMA Honors celebration was held on Tuesday, May 10 at Lipscomb University. Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The event also honored individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year's honorees were Catherine Brewton for Hope for Harvest, Jars of Clay for Blood: Water Mission, Michael W. Smith for Rocketown and the Gospel Music Trust Fund... << Full Report >>
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Julianna Zobrist To Release "Shatterproof" July 1st

Recognized pop music artist Julianna Zobrist is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated full-length album, Shatterproof. Zobrist's debut project will be available online and in stores nationwide July 1, 2016. In anticipation of the full-length recording, Zobrist launched a pre-order on May 6th via iTunes, just in time for Mother's Day. The Shatterproof pre-release offers fans three sneak-peek tracks for select singles "Shatterproof", "Alive", and "The Dawn" with more instant-grat tracks becoming available in the build up to the release on July 1st. Zobrist's first AC radio single "The Dawn" peaked in the top 30 on the Christian AC Indicator chart... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 10, 2016*


Skillet Skillet Embarks On International Summer Festival Tour

GRAMMY® Nominated Skillet will embark on their 2016 international summer festival tour, kicking off in Denmark's Jelling Festival on May 28 with a wrap on July 3 in the Czech Republic. Skillet will travel to multiple international markets, hitting some of the most popular festivals across Europe and Russia including UK's Download, Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. The tour arrives shortly after their RIAA double platinum certification of top single "Monster... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music’s GRAMMY® Winning Producer Seth Mosley Partakes In GRAMMY U® Event

On April 25, Full Circle Music's award-winning producer and songwriter Seth Mosley took part in a GRAMMY U® event located at Nashville's Belmont University. GRAMMY U® is the student level of membership within The Recording Academy®, with over 8,100 current student members, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. Belmont University... << Full Report >>
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The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees Officially Announced For June 5 Awards Show

Today, K-LOVE revealed the nominees for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards on their official Facebook page. Nominations were unveiled through video messages, every hour, to over two million followers. K-LOVE will bring the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards to the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville live on June 5. Immediately opening to fans everywhere, voting will remain available to the public until May 31, at midnight EST. Every person who votes for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards will be entered into a contest to win... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 9, 2016*


Matthew West Matthew West Launches Non-profit Org, popwe

In his career, Matthew West, a multi-award-winning artist and songwriter who is well known for sharing others’ stories through song, has received thousands of stories from people all around the world. Compiling many of the stories into three impactful albums, West has written songs of loss, abuse... << Full Report >>
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Urban Rescue's "Wild Heart" Tops iTunes Christian Albums Chart In US & UK

Urban Rescue's Wild Heart released last week to overwhelming response, debuting at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums Chart in the US, quickly climbing to the No. 1 spot in the UK as well. Fans were quick to support the album, eagerly awaiting its arrival after a preview from the earlier-released 5-song Wild Heart EP... << Full Report >>
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Everything In Slow Motion Release "Coma" Video

Everything In Slow Motion have released a new video for their song, "Coma." The video for Coma was shot and directed by Randy Edwards in the band's hometown, Kansas City. Frontman Shane Ochsner first discovered the location while visiting the Kansas City Liberty Memorial, a staple in KC... << Full Report >>
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The Quiet Science Release "The Rekindling of the Stars"

The Rekindling of the Stars, the third album by The Quiet Science, is available in stores and online now. To celebrate, the band will be performing a free album release show at 7:00pm on May 29 at Georgianna United Methodist Church in... << Full Report >>
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Powerhouse Vocalist MARi to Release Energetic Debut Album on May 27th

Hailing from Queens, New York, powerhouse vocalist MARi is bringing a musical tapestry of texture, color and style to the Contemporary Christian Music arena with her upcoming debut album, Treasure. The album will be available on May 27th via Nashville-based Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution... << Full Report >>
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DJ Kirk Signs To DRÖM And Begins Pre-Orders For EP, "Awakening"

DRÖM is proud to announce the signing of DJ Kirk to it's growing roster. After getting the attention of producer, David Thulin, the Minnesota native started working on songs together at David's studio in Nashville. What came out was a masterful EP of electronic dance music that will surely catapult DJ Kirk to a new level... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 6, 2016*


Social Club Misfits Unleashes New EP, "The Misfit Generation"

Recently it was announced that Capitol Christian Records based out of Nashville, Tenn., welcomed hip hop duo, Social Club Misfits to its roster. Together, they unleashed the digital release of The Misfit Generation EP available nationwide today. "We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Capitol CMG," says Social Club Misfits. "It's an honor to get to work with such a great team... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Debuts New Recording and Video

Fresh off the heels of label mates Tenth Avenue North’s “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” tour, I AM THEY is debuting a new recording and music video for the cover of Bethel Music’s, “No Longer Slaves.” Click below to check out this video and here to check out the recording on iTunes... << Full Report >>
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EDM’s Transform DJs Share Message Of Salvation, Hope As They Tour Internationally

Denver, CO-based EDM (Electronic Dance Music) group Transform DJs independently released their acclaimed, full-length album debut, Never Alone, last fall on Deeplife Records. Available at iTunes, Amazon.com and digital retailers internationally, the 17-track album featuring a multi-genre mix of EDM, pop and worship is engaging the current generation of electronic dance music enthusiasts globally... << Full Report >>
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Staci Frenes Launches Kickstarter Campaign In Support Of New Album

With a Kickstarter campaign underway until May 26, singer/songwriter Staci Frenes hopes to send her new album-to Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores-out to sea with the support of friends, fans and music lovers to help fund it. Frenes' acoustic folk-pop music has inspired audiences at her concerts all over the country, and on major network shows such as The Biggest Loser, America's Next Top Model, and Nashville... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 5, 2016*


Seth & Nirva Release Debut Album, "Never Alone," May 27 From Integrity Music

Widely-known for lending their acclaimed vocals on projects and tours by multi-platinum, GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award winning artists, husband and wife Seth and Nirva Ready announce the global release of their long-awaited full-length debut album, Never Alone, May 27 on Integrity Music... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Atlanta Based Worship Band Bread & Wine To Release Second Album TWO May 20

Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith who head up what has been described as the "intimate, spontaneous and authentic" worship band Bread & Wine are happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album entitled TWO on Friday May 20. Pre-release of the album begins Friday, May 3 on iTunes... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 4, 2016*


The New Respects Sign With Capitol CMG Label Group

Capitol CMG Label Group has announced the signing of Nashville-based band The New Respects. Composed of three siblings: Zandy Fitzgerald, Lexi Fitzgerald, Darius Fitzgerald and their cousin Jasmine Mullen, the four-piece falls into a genre of their own, meshing rock & roll and pop with overlays of acoustic tones. "We never thought we'd be signed to a record label, so when Capitol CMG Label approached us, we were shocked," the band said... << Full Report >>
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Travis Ryan Simultaneously Releases Full Length Album, "Until My Voice Is Gone (Live)," Plus "Heartbeat EP," May 13

Multi-Dove Award-nominated, ASCAP recognized No. 1 hit-songwriter and recording artist, Travis Ryan, globally releases his second full-length recording, Until My Voice Is Gone (Live), as well as the six-song Heartbeat EP, May 13 through Integrity Music. The recordings are meant to embolden and inspire the Church, and to be a shining testament to God's faithfulness through both the beautiful and the tragic circumstances of Ryan's own life and journey God has providentially led him on... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Jaci Velasquez Launches Fashion Brand N+J=Z

Grammy® Award-nominated, Platinum-selling artist and syndicated radio show host JACI VELASQUEZ is expanding her business ventures to include the new fashion brand, N+J=Z. Velasquez is collaborating with celebrity designer and Project Runway All-Star, JOHNATHAN KAYNE, to create beautiful, wearable, affordable everyday fashion. Proceeds from garments sold will benefit autism awareness organizations, including Autism Tennessee... << Full Report >>
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Micah Tyler's Satirical "You've Gotta Love Millennials" Video Goes Viral

Signed to Fair Trade Services in fall of 2015, new artist Micah Tyler's "You've Gotta Love Millennials" video has gone viral after hitting the web last Thursday. Already surpassing 23.1 million views, 18,500 comments and 526,000 shares on Facebook alone, people everywhere are circulating the lighthearted video... << Full Report >>
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Jon Bauer Reveals "The Light In Us" June 10

The Light In Us, the highly anticipated seventh studio recording from JUNO® Award-nominated and multi Covenant Award-winning worship artist and singer/songwriter Jon Bauer, is set to bow June 10 at iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winner Rusty Varenkamp (Building 429, Meredith Andrews) and mixed by GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winner Ainslie Grosser (Rend Collective, Casting Crowns), the project features 10 selections, all co-penned by Bauer... << Full Report >>
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V.Rose Debuts in Top 15 on Billboard's Heat Seekers Chart

Last week pop artist V.Rose revealed her first Inpop Records full-length album titled Young Dangerous Heart and it debuted on Billboard's Top 15 Heat Seekers Chart. Additionally, since its release the album has racked up track streams over a quarter million on Spotify alone... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 3, 2016*


dctalk Did DC Talk Just Tease Some Kind of Reunion for 2017?

If you're a present-day fan of Christian music, you know about TobyMac and the Newsboys, and maybe even "that guy who used to [briefly] sing for Audio Adrenaline," but in the 90's, the vocalists in each act were known collectively as DC TALK. The trio--consisting of Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max Smith and Michael Tait--was pretty much the biggest thing in Christian music, blending pop, rock and rap in a way that made it accessible for just about every kind of listener. In 1995, they released their most memorable album, titled Jesus Freak... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz Debuts No. 4 on Billboard Christian Albums Chart with "The River"

One of Christian music’s incredible new talents, Jordan Feliz, delivers a strong debut with his first full album, The River, by entering No. 4 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The new single, “Never Too Far Gone,” is already No. 21 on Billboard’s National Audience Chart and this marks the first week that the song is officially going for radio adds. At the same time, the hit single, “The River,” is No. 9 on the AC Monitored chart after spending 10 weeks at No. 1.The River is receiving major media coverage from such outlets... << Full Report >>
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Provident Label Group / Essential Records Announces New Signing, Zach Williams

Provident Label Group and Essential Records announce the signing of Zach Williams to their artist roster. Williams made his performance premiere this past week at the CMB Momentum Summit in Nashville, where he performed his upcoming debut radio single, "Chain Breaker." The single will be going to radio June 3, 2016. Click here to purchase the single currently available digitally... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 2, 2016*


Nichole Nordeman Music Video For "Slow Down" From Nichole Nordeman Already Reaching 4.3 Million In 72 Hours

Just in time for Mother's Day, one of the industry's best storytellers and a mother herself - Nichole Nordeman - has released the music video for "Slow Down." The music video, which features home footage of Nichole's family as well as from some of her close friends and their families, has certainly struck a chord with viewers around the world. At press time, "Slow Down" has received more than 4.3 million views within just 72 hours since it posted. Click below to view the video. The song is from her latest EP, The Unmaking, which released in August with Capitol CMG... << Full Report >>
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Kari Jobe OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour Series of Shows and Line-Up Announced

Following a capacity-crowd concert tour run earlier this month, OUTCRY announces dates and the line-up for the 15-city OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour will highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a unique combination of artists and worship leaders, OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour provides the concert-goer with a rare opportunity to see this group of artists together on one stage. Tickets for OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour are on sale beginning... << Full Report >>
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Centricity Music Signs Husband and Wife Duo Grayson|Reed

Centricity Music has announced a new artist signing with Grayson|Reed joining the label. The husband and wife duo is comprised of Mike Grayson, former founding member and lead singer for Mikeschair, and Molly Reed Grayson, who is a well-known hit songwriter and former member of City Harbor. The duo is currently in the studio recording their new project that is scheduled to release September 30, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Emery Emery Shocked Fans Saturday With Huge Announcement

To the bewilderment of fans and even his own band mates, Emery guitarist Matt Carter dropped a bomb during the Emery acoustic performance this past weekend in Seattle, which was streaming via Facebook. The new Emery acoustic record is out now and can be grabbed at EmeryMusic.com. Having teased an announcement over the past few days, Carter and crew dropped the record literally Saturday night... << Full Report >>
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INOV8 Artist Meredith Kinleigh Releases New Single, "Beautiful Mess"

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh, who recently toured with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Jason Crabb and platinum-selling band Kutless, is releasing a new single to Christian radio today. The song, "Beautiful Mess," is the second single from Kinleigh's debut EP of the same name, which was released in October 2015. With early station adds of more than 1,400 radio outlets, "Beautiful Mess" will be serviced to INSPO/Soft AC and AC-formatted radio stations... << Full Report >>
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Arts District Financial, LLC Launches With Music Industry Veteran Brandon Hardy

Helmed by music industry pro Brandon Hardy, Arts District Financial, LLC is announcing it's focus as a business management firm to fulfill artist's business management needs as well as providing financial services for the creative business community. With over a decade of multi-genre experience, Hardy and his team are currently serving artists in New York City, Atlanta and Nashville. Arts District Financial intersects both the creative arts community and the business community in order to assist artists in impacting culture with their creative vision... << Full Report >>
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