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November, 2010
*Tuesday, November 30th, 2010*

David Crowder Band
David Crowder*Band’s music video composed of 700,000 LITE-BRITE ® pegs will air on The Today Show tomorrow morning, Wed. Dec. 1. The “SMS (Shine)” video will be featured on the show’s weekly webtastic series with Sara Haines in the 10am EST hour. The Today Show airs live on NBC starting at 7am EST every weekday. The video portraying a love story made completely of LITE-BRITE ® pegs was done solely by hand...
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sixstepsrecords will debut a three-part DVD series from Louie Giglio, the founder of the Passion movement and pastor of the Passion City Church in Atlanta, as part of the newly launched Passion City Church Resources on Jan. 11, 2011. “Grace [The One and Only],” “New Year” and “Prayer: Remix” are among the first titles to be released as part of the multi-part messages from the church. Similar to the Passion Talk Series DVDs, the DVDs...
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Entertainment One Music announces the formation of eOne Music Nashville along with several executive appointments. eOne Music Nashville will house the assets of IndieBlu Music, which the company acquired in April, with its existing Christian, Country, Licensing and Music Publishing operations. IndieBlu is now known as eOne Music Nashville or simply eOne Music...
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Facedown Records are excited to announce the signing of Hope for the Dying. With models ranging from Iron Maiden and Queensryche to Unearth and All That Remains, the members boast the "bringing together of influences as vast as the seven seas, ranging from the metal of years past to the modern kings of metal that reign today." By combining their superior individual abilities and unique musicianship to produce the 80s influenced progressive metal fans have come to expect, Hope for the Dying prove the sincerity...
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December marks the last month to enter the 8th Annual International Songwriting Contest hosted by CCMNI (Contemporary Christian Music Network International). The competition draws contestants from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Austria, South Africa, Canada, and the United States. This year, the contest is announcing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners each quarter, with a "Songwriter of the Year"ť chosen from among the 4 quarterly 1st place winners...
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*Monday, November 29th, 2010*

One of the UK’s top modern worship bands, Trent, releases its Trent Live - Burn Bright DVD/CD on Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution January 11, 2011. The recording features Trent members leading worship in their home church, Trent Vineyard, Nottingham, UK. Having written songs together for over eight years, Trent is featured in the new DVD/CD along with a packed-in crowd at Trent Vineyard and playing a combination of four brand new songs...
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*Saturday, November 27th, 2010*

Haste The Day
In what is a rather surprising announcement, Haste The Day recently posted on their website HasteTheDay.com that they will no longer continue on together in 2011. Please read the statement in their own words: "This is a very difficult announcement to make, but Haste The Day will be doing its final tour February - March 2011. It has been an incredible 10 years and we want to thank all of our amazing fans who have stuck with us through all of...
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*Wednesday, November 24th, 2010*

Sanctus Real
Sanctus Real lead vocalist Matt Hammitt and his wife, Sarah, took their 10-week old baby boy, Bowen Matthew, home Nov. 18 from the hospital for the first time since he was born Sept. 9. Bowen, whose name means “small victorious one,” was born with a serious heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and has gone through heart surgery, an infection and other complications since being born. His parents write in their blog at http://bowensheart.com/...
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Sanctus Real
It's that time of year for great holiday store deals! Centricity Music is joining in with $3.99 albums this weekend! Check out the sale details below... "Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We just wanted to send a quick email to remind you that Bethlehem Skyline 2 is now available for all of your Christmas music needs! The album is a compliation of classic and new Christmas songs by 8 of Centricity's artists including Downhere, Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sixteen Cities, Me In Motion, Matt Papa, High Valley, and Lanae' Hale! It's a great variety of different music genres for the whole family...
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Chris Tomlin
Multi-platinum selling artist Chris Tomlin’s latest album And If Our God Is For Us... the Grammy® nominees’ seventh studio album, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17, and No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian chart, selling over 45,000 units amidst glowing reviews. Simultaneously, Tomlin's Christmas CD, Glory In The Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship is in the Top 200 as well, at No. 20, giving Tomlin the incredibly rare opportunity...
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*Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010*

Dave Barnes
Dave Barnes' newly released holiday CD, Very Merry Christmas, has been receiving acclaim since it hit stores and online earlier this month, courtesy of Razor & Tie. To spread the holiday cheer and to kick off the holiday season, Barnes' song "Very Merry Christmas" is the free iTunes Discovery Download this week. Also obtaining much-deserved acclaim is Barnes' music video for "Christmas Tonight...
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Jason Gray
Centricity Music’s Jason Gray has rapidly earned the reputation as one of the hardest working artists in the Christian music industry. He has just completed his opening act gig with World Vision’s Make A Difference Tour 2010, which featured Max Lucado, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac and Third Day. Gray also served as a “behind the scenes” reporter for the tour and the video aired exclusively on...
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Abandon Kansas
Abandon Kansas singer Jeremy Spring gets set to hit the road where he will play living rooms across America, literally on a solo acoustic run deemed The Living Room Tour II, dates kick off on November 26. For show specific information visit www.abandonkansaslovesyou.com or http://jeremyspring.tumblr.com/ “Basically, I would like to sit in your living room and share some music with an acoustic guitar...
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Seabird
Seabird is partnering with the charitable organization, Mocha Club, for their upcoming “Over the Hills and Everywhere Tour” with Ben Rector. The tour will launch in early Dec. and wrap towards the middle of the month, a complete tour schedule is listed below. Mocha Club is about connecting your community with their community in Africa by giving up $7 a month, the cost of 2 mochas. Specifically, Seabird’s partnership will assist in the education efforts of the Mocha Club established in schools in Africa such as Emmanuel Vo-Tech School in Kenya, Learn to Earn in South Africa...
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New Zealand’s Parachute Band will release their new CD Love Without Measure on February 1, but the band and label Integrity Music will give listeners a free preview through a download promotion that includes songs from the project. Between now and December 31, Integrity Music is giving away nine, free Parachute Band songs at http://www.freeparachutemusic.com...
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pureNRG
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Fervent Records young trio sensation pureNRG (comprised of Caroline, Carolyne, and Jordan) are giving thanks for their many blessings as they celebrate the release of the group’s last album together Graduation: The Best of pureNRG, available now on their website www.purenrgonline.com and at all Christian retailers. In just a few years pureNRG has accomplished more than most artists twice their age and are excited to move on to the next chapter...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Randy Phillips of Phillips, Craig & Dean recently donated $15,000 from his Texas Ranger’s fan favorite tune, “The Claw,” to Col. Dave Jones of Ft. Hood’s Phantom Trackers unit. The full proceeds from the song will go to support the families of the 400 piece squadron while they are serving in the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan for a year, and ensure that their families experience memorable times during their deployment such...
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Georgia’s THE CHARIOT is pleased to announce the release of their new album Long Live on GOOD FIGHT MUSIC! In celebration of the album release, the band has posted their fourth and final video blog on their YouTube page! Head to this link to watch the video now! In commemoration of today’s release, Shockhound.com is extending their special digital offer of Long Live for $6.99...
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*Monday, November 22nd, 2010*

MercyMe
Multi-platinum selling band MercyMe was named America’s Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist at last night’s 2010 American Music Awards. The ceremony aired on ABC and was held at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles. Winning by fan vote for their latest album The Generous Mr. Lovewell (INO Records), the GRAMMY ® nominated band previously took home the title in 2004. Since then...
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TFK
One year after the release of their critically acclaimed release “Welcome to the Masquerade,” Tooth & Nail Records’ Thousand Foot Krutch celebrates their third No. 1 Rock single from the album and their 10th career Rock single with “E For Extinction,” for the past two weeks. Their CHR single “Look Away” is already climbing the charts as their third Top 20 CHR single from this album...
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Levity Records and JCTV have announced a live taping of the new musical BROKEN, to take place Friday, December 3rd at 7:00 P.M. at Trinity Music City (1 Music Village Blvd. in Hendersonville). The original production will be taped for broadcast before a live studio audience, and features an all-star cast of well-known Christian music artists including Callann Lane, Nate Sallie, Darrell Vanzant and Manic Drive frontman Shawn Cavallo...
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Introducing The City Harmonic releases today from Kingsway amidst a growing crowd of newly inspired music critics who have widely-praised this new band heralding from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Named “One not to miss” by CCM Magazine in its upcoming year-end issue, and with an interview completed for RELEVANT Magazine, The City Harmonic is about “getting people in on the act—hearts pounding and feet moving...
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The fifth new full-length recording from Jesus Culture, Come Away, releases on Kingsway today as a special CD/DVD Digipak combo. Recorded live at the Jesus Culture Encounter Conference in Redding, CA earlier this year in front of a full house of passionate youth and young adults, this album is gathering widespread acclaim and sparked upcoming Jesus Culture features in RELEVANT and CCM magazines. Featuring the songs and vocal talents of Jesus Culture worship leaders Chris Quilala...
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Maranatha! Music announces the upcoming release of Saving Power from Generation Unleashed, which is available online and in stores November 23, 2010. Generation Unleashed presents their sophomore album, recorded live for their worship conference, one of the largest regional youth conferences in the country. It features all-new songs, written by the Generation Unleashed student ministry worship team. In addition, a bonus...
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*Saturday, November 20th, 2010*

toby
Grammy Award ® Winning artist TobyMac will kick off 2011 continuing to astound and entertain audiences as he launches his Winter Wonder Slam Tour this January. Also accompanying the multi-platinum selling artist will be Dove Award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath and Gotee Records’ House of Heroes. The tour will visit U.S cities starting January 14th in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center and carry through to February 20th in Cincinnati, OH at the Gardens, visiting major markets such as Los Angeles...
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*Friday, November 19th, 2010*

Echoing Angels
The soulful five-piece rock band Echoing Angels recently completed the biggest radio tour of their career promoting their latest single, "Say What You Believe." For one full month, the band ventured across the nation visiting a total of 25 states, stopping by 52 CHR and AC stations and tracking an astounding 10,000 miles along the way. Averaging a stop in three cities a day, the band personally hand-delivered their radio single to each station...
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*Thursday, November 18th, 2010*

RSJ
GRAMMY and GMA Dove Award winning artist Rebecca St. James, respected as one of contemporary Christian Music’s groundbreaking and key influential personalities, announced her signing to Provident Label Group’s Beach Street/Reunion Records. Plans for a 2011 worship project, produced by Mark Miller (Casting Crowns), are currently in motion. “I couldn’t be more excited to be in partnership with Terry Hemmings and the Provident team,” shares St. James. “I’ve spent the past several months writing and recording new music with Mark Miller...
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Newsboys
2010 has certainly been a momentous year for Newsboys. From their July CD release of Born Again to the major radio airplay with both the No. 1 hit "Born Again" and current radio single "Way Beyond Myself," to the consistent touring at venues and festivals, the band just hasn't stopped. Top that off with kicking off a remix contest, filming music videos and releasing their first-ever Christmas project, Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday, the year is not yet over for Newsboys...
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Matthew West
Matthew West is set to perform his single “My Own Little World” from his latest album inspired by 10,000 stories titled The Story of Your Life this Fri. Nov. 19 on the popular CBN show, The 700 Club. To find out where and when to catch The 700 Club in your area, visit http://www.cbn.com/700club/ShowInfo/Schedule/schedule.aspx. The performance on the 700 Club comes just days after West and the Caple family who inspired the song “To Me” appeared on...
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Chris August
Fervent Records' hot debut artist Chris August has a lot to be thankful this Thanksgiving with his smash No. 1 single “Starry Night” holding the coveted No. 1 spot on both the Christian AC Monitored Chart and the National Christian Audience Chart for the third week in a row, making this song the most played single in the Christian format. "Starry Night" has also become a fan-favorite, selling well over 80,000 digital singles-to-date. This catchy, up-tempo tune is from August’s debut album No Far Away...
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Check out the video clips below to watch Switchfoot's recent performance of “Your Love is a Song” (from their album Hello Hurricane) live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno...
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*Wednesday, November 17th, 2010*

Mark Schultz
One of Christian music’s most acclaimed singer/songwriters and platinum-selling artist Mark Schultz is hitting the road this winter to headline a Christmas tour with featured artist DOWNHERE. The “How Many Kings” Christmas Tour is sponsored by World Vision and will also feature CCM artist Alli Rogers. The 16-city tour begins in Hastings, Nebraska on December 2, running through the 19th in Greenford, OH...
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Skillet
On the heels of their latest project AWAKE receiving RIAA Gold status in just 10 months, Atlantic/Ardent/INO rockers Skillet are now celebrating the Gold certification (over 500,000 units) of their digital single for the smash hit "Monster." In addition to being a top 5 Active Mainstream Rock single, "Monster" was also a hit Christian rock single , and was used during the “25th Anniversary of WrestleMania...
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Power Pop Rock band THE GREAT TRANSPARENCY will release their version of the Christmas Classic "O Holy Night" on Thursday, November 18, available as a free download available at leading Christian music resource site Jesusfreakhideout.com. (Visit the Downloads section for your free download!) This song will also be part of TGT's set as they Join their friends Eleventy Seven on the 12 days of Christmas tour that starts December 1st...
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Hillsong United
Traversing the world’s continents, Hillsong UNITED announces its return to North America Feb/March 2011 for its AFTERMATH North American Tour. The tour dates will be revealed every half hour today beginning at 5:00 pm EST / 2:00 pm PST. As the tour dates are announced, an event page will go up on Hillsong UNITED’s Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/hillsongunited), where the band has 1.2 million friends. On this page, fans can RSVP to receive a password...
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*Tuesday, November 16th, 2010*

The Choir
Grammy-nominated, indie rock pioneers The Choir waited five years to release Burning Like the Midnight Sun in the summer of 2010, unsure of how it would be received. While the band has a loyal and dedicated following, this 12th project in the band’s catalog felt like a bit of a risk. But with media outlets like the Chicago Sun-Times giving the album 4 out of 4 stars and calling it “a late career triumph,” and a sudden new generation of fans discovering past projects, the band has found new momentum...
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Phil Keaggy
Guitar maestro Phil Keaggy has joined forces with his Glass Harp bandmate, drummer John Sferra, and keyboardist Jack Giering to create some of the tastiest jazz-funk licks to come out of Music City in a long, long time. Releasing today, The Phil Keaggy Trio's Inter-Dimensional Traveler features 12 brand new tunes ranging in sonic vitality from Traffic to Booker T & the MGs to Jeff Beck, with an eclectic mix...
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As Hell Retreats has just signed with Facedown Records! After releasing their first full length album Revival with Strike First Records in mid 2010, the band has moved up to Facedown and is getting ready to record their new album i. Vocalist Jackson Greene had this to say about the move: We are more than excited to be moving to Facedown Records. We've appreciated this label for what it has done for its bands...
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*Monday, November 15th, 2010*

Amy Grant
On GOOD MORNING AMERICA tomorrow morning, November 16th, the Multi-platinum and Grammy Award winning artist Amy Grant, and the show's co-host Robin Roberts will talk about being "50 & Fabulous," as both women prepare to celebrate this incredible milestone in their lives (Roberts on November 23rd, Grant just two days later on November 25th). The segment will air early in the 8am EST hour on ABC. Along with discussing how they'll both celebrate turning 50, in a pre taped interview the ladies pondered...
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SCC
Show Hope™ founders Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman dreamed for years about creating a major entertainment event for Nashville. They wanted to be able to give back to the supporting community as well as to serve as a platform to celebrate and illuminate the mission of Show Hope, their adoption assistance and orphan care organization. They are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, their dream will again become a reality! On Friday, April 15th, 2011, Show Hope will present the 2nd Annual Spring Celebration featuring the concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted Edition...
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Caedmons Call
Caedmon’s Call’s Raising Up the Dead album will be featured as AmazonMP3’s “Deal of the Day,” Mon. Nov. 15. The album produced by member Derek Webb will be priced at only $3.99. The following day, Raising Up the Dead will release to all digital retailers. To view the album on AmazonMP3's "Deal of the Day," click here...
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Disciple
For yet another year the popular Christmas Rock Night festival will attract Christian rock fans form all over Europe to this well-know German fest established more than 3 decades ago. The ultimate Christian rock and roll weekend to be held in Ennepetal near Düsseldorf kicks off December 3 at 5 pm and runs through till Sunday morning 1 am. 24 international and national bands will be performing 33 concerts on 2 stages. CRN 2010 will be headlined by Kutless and Disciple, both bands playing 2 sets over the weekend...
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*Friday, November 12th, 2010*

Third Day
TLC and Provident Label Group today confirmed that the song “Follow Me There,” from multi-platinum rock band THIRD DAY, has been selected as theme music inside the new docu-series SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA. In addition, TLC and Sony Music Entertainment’s Provident Label Group have partnered to cross-promote both brands during the series run. Premiering Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9/8c on TLC, SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA takes viewers into the country’s ‘last frontier’ through...
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Matthew West
Matthew West will perform “To Me” on Fox & Friends this Sun. morning, Nov. 14. The top-rated Fox News morning show airs from 6-10am EST on the Fox News Channel. The song comes from the Grammy ® nominated, singer/songwriter’s album, The Story of Your Life, generated by 10,000 stories he received from every state in the U.S. and 20 countries internationally. Appearing alongside West will be the family whose letter inspired the song. He will also...
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The newest release from Vineyard Records UK, The Lamb Has Conquered, features the best new worship songs birthed and recorded live in Mercy Vineyard, Southampton, UK. The recording is set to release simultaneously Nov. 22 with two of Vineyard’s best-selling albums, Come Now Is The Time and Hungry, re-mastered and together for the first time in a special two for the price of one package. Since its release in March 1999, Hungry has gone on to become Vineyard Music’s all time best-selling album...
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House Of Heroes
House of Heroes is gearing up for the holidays by lending tracks to two new Christmas compilation releases. ‘Tis The Season To Be Gotee, out now and the Warner Bros. release Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In, available November 23. House of Heroes' version of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" is featured on Warner Bros. Records' holiday album Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In, which features 11 brand-new recordings...
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Israel Houghton
Integrity Music's Israel Houghton is interviewed on Fox News this Saturday, Nov. 13 at Noon CST/1:00pm EST. Hougton is interviewed by Fox reporter Kelly Wright as part of his regular "Beyond the Dream" segment, which has recently featured Denzel Washington and Joel Osteen. Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Israel Houghton released his critically acclaimed album...
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*Thursday, November 11th, 2010*

Britt Nicole
America has heard her on MTV’s The Hills and NBC’s The Biggest Loser, and this week Sparrow recording artist Britt Nicole is debuting her brand new music video, “Headphones” on iTunes ® http://is.gd/gS9B1. After just 24 hours of being release, it skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel iTunes®“ video chart. Headphones” can be heard on her critically acclaimed sophomore album The Lost Get Found in addition to a new studio version on her...
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*Wednesday, November 10th, 2010*

Switchfoot
For what's become a Switchfoot tradition, the band has released unique Christmas merch packages for several years now, available exclusively through their online merch store. In past years, exclusive DVDs (like Switchfootage or 2004's Feet Don't Fail Me Now...), CDs and assorted goodies have been made available just through these online purchases. This year, the long awaited EP Eastern Hymns For Western Shores will finally see the light of day. Check out the band's announcement...
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toby
After four successful solo albums, three of which have been certified Gold and received Grammy ® nominations, five-time Grammy ® Award-winning artist TobyMac is excited to share his entire work of music videos on one DVD, TobyMac: Moving Pictures, available nationwide now. The DVD features all of TobyMac’s creative music videos from his solo career including his biggest hits “Irene”, “Extreme Days”, “Gone”, “Boomin’”, “Lose My Soul” and more...
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Showbread
Showbread harbors some strange tendencies when it comes to music and art. Hardcore punk, pop, alternative and industrial are only a few of the genres that make up the bizarre amalgamation that is Showbread’s self described “Raw Rock” sound. Stranger still is the way one genre devours another on each new Showbread record, jarring and dividing their fan base every time. On the band’s sixth album Who Can Know It?—which will be released as a free download through Comeandlive.com...
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*Tuesday, November 9th, 2010*

Michael W. Smith
Multi-platinum recording artists ` and Michael W. Smith have announced plans for a multi-city U.S. tour that will reunite these two iconic singer/songwriters for the first time on the road together (for a non-holiday tour) in more than two decades. Kicking off in early February, the “2 Friends” tour is slated to hit approximately 20 cities across the country, including Chicago, Omaha, Minneapolis and Cleveland, among others. Undoubtedly a landmark experience for music fans, the tour showcases two of Christian...
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Shawn McDonald
Shawn McDonald will release his fourth album with Sparrow Records, Closer, on March 22, 2011. The current radio single, “Closer,” is also available to consumers today with its retail debut on iTunes ®. To purchase the single, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/closer-single/id398828568. Closer comes as the newest recording from McDonald in three years. The album offers themes of hope and redemption through the storms of life...
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Artist and performer extraordinaire, Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers has signed with Seattle-based Save the City Records. The deal includes a number of future projects in addition to the label release of Chambers' popular My Time CD today through Save The City Records/Provident-Integrity Distribution. "Byron brings energy and joy wherever he goes," declares Derek Hoiem, president of Save the City Records...
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Sara Groves
Critically Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sara Groves brings the Christmas spirit to the women of an Illinois prison in her upcoming holiday release Sara Groves O Holy Night Tour: Live The Prison Show. In the spirit of giving, Groves is making the album available to everyone for free through www.sararoves.com starting today. The INO Recording artist partnered with Hope Shows Ministry, an organization that produces Christian concerts in prisons...
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33Miles
On the heels of releasing their third studio album, Today, 33Miles will be releasing their first, full-length Christmas record titled Believe. The Christmas CD will be sold separately at all digital retailers, and will also be available in stores with purchase of their latest recording Today. "Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year,” explains 33Miles’ Jason Barton. “Chris and I have both wanted to make a Christmas record since childhood...
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*Monday, November 8th, 2010*

Hawk Nelson
Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings’ Hawk Nelson has just finished their fifth studio release, “Crazy Love,” set to release on February 8, 2011. Produced with Ian Eskelin (All Star United, Francesca Battistelli, Starfield), “Crazy Love” is already generating a buzz among fans. Last week, more than 20,000 fans downloaded a free new track, “Skeleton,” in just four days. Hawk Nelson promises fans that this new release will be a combination of punk rock and new styles...
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The Myriad
We are sad to announce the passing of Randy Miller, drummer from the band, The Myriad, on November 5, 2010. A wonderful husband, dedicated father, beloved friend and talented musician, Randy had been battling chondrosarcoma, a form of bone cancer since 2008. Randy was 39 years old. Randall J. Miller was born February 9, 1971 in Long Beach, CA, and moved to Redding, CA in 1985...
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Operators of the nation's largest multi-day Christian music festivals met in Orlando recently for the Christian Festival Association's annual meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Christian Music Broadcasters MOMENTUM 2010 event. The mission of the four-year-old CFA Association is to help the independent festival organizations grow both spiritually and fiscally, so that more lives can be changed for glory of God...
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Classic Petra LLC and September Productions are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Back To The Rock, the new album from CCM and Christian Rock pioneers Classic Petra. Featuring stunning new recordings of some of the band’s most legendary songs (plus two all-new tracks), Back To The Rock brings together the Petra lineup of Bob Hartman, Mark Kelly, John Lawry, Greg X. Volz and Louie Weaver...
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*Friday, November 5th, 2010*

Abandon Kansas
Abandon Kansas recently finished recording their full-length album for Gotee Records, Ad Astra Per Aspera (latin for "to the stars through difficulties") with producer Mark Lee Townsend (Deas Vail, House of Heroes). To give fans an early taste of Ad Astra Per Aspera, the first single from the release ‘The Golden State’ will be available on iTunes and all digital outlets on November 5...
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*Thursday, November 4th, 2010*

Dave Barnes
On the heels of his holiday CD debut, Very Merry Christmas, acclaimed songwriter and performer Dave Barnes is releasing his new Christmas music video for the song "Christmas Tonight," which features the guest vocals of Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum. Filmed in Los Angeles, the video guest stars movie and television actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. "Christmas Tonight" will premiere on Barnes' You Tube channel next week...
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Disciple
Disciple announced today their involvement in RED's fall "Nothing & Everything Tour" with Brian "Head" Welch (of Korn) and Silverline. Check out the dates below... "We help kick off the Nothing & Everything Tour with Red, Disciple, Brian "Head" Welch & Silverline tonight in California! For current dates and ticket information, hit up our TOUR section...
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Chris August
The stars are aligning for Fervent Records' hot debut artist Chris August whose smash single “Starry Night” secured the No. 1 spot on both the Christian AC Monitored Chart and the National Christian Audience Chart this week, making the song the most played single in the Christian format, reaching over 7.5 million fans. Not to mention, August is the first new artist to reach No. 1 at Christian AC Monitored with a debut single in over three years. "Starry Night" has been in the Top 10 for the past 13...
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N Season Records is excited to announce the signing of Beth Williams, worship leader at Valley Bible Fellowship in Las Vegas. She is currently in the studio, prepping the release of her first full-length CD, to be released through N Season Records and Universal Music Christian Group. A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Williams grew up in a musical family, singing in churches with her parents and two older sisters from the time she was old enough to hold a microphone. Her voice was so...
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Integrity Music recording artist Ken Reynolds is writing the theme song for the new movie “All You Can Dream,” set to release in spring 2011. The movie will star international recording artist, Anastacia, who has sold more than 17 million albums in Europe and Australia. The song entitled, “If I Could Dream” will be featured prominently in the film along with some other compositions from Reynolds who is serving as the Creative Music Consultant/Composer for the movie...
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*Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010*

Facedown Records starter imprint Strike First Records has announced the signing of new metal act, Ace Augustine. The label writes, "Please join with us in welcoming Ace Augustine to the Strike First family. Rising from the same fertile Pennsylvania grounds as August Burns Red and Once Nothing, Ace Augustine take their musical cues from the style they naturally grew into. Ace Augustine play solid, technical metal mixed with hardcore elements influenced by not only their Lancaster, PA spearheads, but also by various indie acts...
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*Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010*

Underoath
UNDEROATH’s striking video for their first single “In Division” premieres today on VEVO.com. The dream-like clip finds the band performing in a house that becomes engulfed with water, complimenting the powerful track. View the video here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/underoath/in-division/USTN11000424. As UNDEROATH prepare for the release of their much-anticipated fifth album Ř (DISAMBIGUATION)--out November 9 on Solid State/Tooth & Nail--the group will host...
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Future Of Forestry
ADVENT CHRISTMAS, VOLUME 2 by Future of Forestry, releases today, November 2, 2010, through iTunes and on the www.futureofforestry.com website. Over the coming weeks the EP will appear on additional online music sites and at live events during the band’s holiday tour. The EP features the holiday classics "Joy To The World," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "Angels We Have Heard On High," and "Pie Jesu," as well the original song "The Earth Stood Still...
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The fifth new full-length recording from Jesus Culture, Come Away, will be released on Kingsway Nov. 23, 2010 as a special CD/DVD Digipak combo. Recorded live at the Jesus Culture Encounter Conference in Redding, CA earlier this year in front of a full house of passionate youth and young adults, this album is anticipated to be one of the most highly sought-after new youth worship releases of the year. Selling hundreds of thousands of albums and CD/DVD combinations to primarily an international audience through online...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North continues to build an undeniable reputation as the next A-level breakthrough artist in today’s Christian music marketplace. The road-steady, Dove Award-winning progressive pop band, anchors itself with a heart for “knowing Christ and making Him known” which is resonating with audiences packing venues across the country to catch The Light Meets The Dark fall tour. In addition to successful headlining tour numbers “You Are More” -- the band’s second single from its sophomore The Light Meets The Dark...
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The new music video for rap artist Tedashii's single "Make War" debuts Wednesday, Nov. 3, on Ransom.tv, a ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. "Make War" is from Tedashii's sophomore release "Identity Crisis," which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album chart. The song was inspired by a message from pastor and author John Piper, in which he said: "I hear so many Christians murmuring about their imperfections, and their failures...
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Seabird
Seabird is releasing a seven-song Christmas EP Over the Hills and Everywhere. The EP is available now exclusively with iTunes ®. Over the Hills and Everywhere comes as a follow-up to the band’s release of the song “Joy to the World” which was featured on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” during last year’s holiday season...
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Jeremy Camp
BEC Recordings’ artist Jeremy Camp was honored last week with the ASCAP Songwriter / Artist of the Year Award at the 32nd Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards in Nashville, TN. This is the first year for the Songwriter / Artist of the Year Award category, which recognizes not only the songwriter, but the artist that performs his/her own songs. "I am so incredibly honored and humbled to receive this award,” shares Jeremy Camp. “My sincere thanks to ASCAP for all the work they do for artists and songwriters, like myself...
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iShine has announced the release of Love is Calling – the iShine Records debut from teen artists JONNIE & BROOKIE, stars of the TBN series iShine KNECT and the first winners of Radio Disney's Next Big Thing. Love is Calling is available exclusively on iTunes - a first for iShine - but a DVD featuring the duo's songs, music videos and additional bonus content will be coming to retail stores early next year...
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The reigning winner of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, Jasmine Sagginario, is set to release a new single titled “Knock, Knock!” to radio and iTunes ® on Nov. 11. Radio Disney will be premiering the new single tonight, Nov. 1. “Writing ‘Knock, Knock’ was a lot of fun,” explains Jasmine. “I think it’s the next step I’m taking to mature as an artist and songwriter...
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