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October, 2018



SMLXL Vinyl Releases Exclusive Live Relient K Record, Available Immediately

Today, SMLXL Vinyl announced a brand new live vinyl release from Relient K, available immediately for shipping. The record features 9 songs recorded live on Switchfoot's 2016 Looking for America Tour including "Mood Rings," "High of 75," "Deathbed" with Jon Foreman, and "Air for Free"!... << Full Report >>

Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Releases Second Children's Book "Let's Get Ready For Bed" Nov. 6

Let’s Get Ready for Bed is the second book from Nurturing Steps™, an infant and toddler series founded by multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist and best-selling author Michael W. Smith. The book releases Nov. 6 from... << Full Report >>

2018 Gospel Radio Awards Will Air November 23, 2018 on The Word Network

SOAR Radio and Sun Wise Media will premiere the second annual Gospel Radio Awards on Friday, November 23 @ 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT on The Word Network, a faith-based cable television network that reaches homes in 200 countries. The big show is hosted by legendary producer/recording artist, Donald Lawrence, and acclaimed singer/actress, Michelle Williams... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 30, 2018*


Mallary Hope Reveals Heart-Felt Christmas Three-Track Single, To Release Nov. 9

Singer/songwriter Mallary Hope has unveiled her heart-felt Christmas three-track Single, Christmas Is All About You. The brand-new title track invites listeners to press pause during the busy holiday season, and to experience the deeper meaning of why we celebrate. An expectant mother of two, the project also includes Hope’s deeply... << Full Report >>

Integrity, Tyscot Announce January Release For Casey J's "The Gathering"

Integrity Music and Tyscot Records announce the January 25 release of the much-anticipated album The Gathering from Stellar Award winning, Dove Award nominated worship artist Casey J along with the immediate release of the album’s title track to digital platforms... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 29, 2018*


Phil Wickham Phil Wickham Drops Two New Tracks in Collaboration with Spotify

In a unique collaboration with Spotify and recorded at Nashville's Sound Stage Studios, resonating singer-songwriter Phil Wickham has unveiled two special new songs - a remarkable rendition of the Louie Armstrong classic, "What A Wonderful World" and a re-imagined version of Wickham's hit single, "Till I Found You." The current hit has garnered over 6.9 million streams on Spotify. Featured on Wickham's latest... << Full Report >>

Plantshakers' Youth Band Planetboom Releases "Run To You" Nov. 9

The dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, releases its fifth single, “Run To You,” Nov. 9 with global distribution by Venture3 Media. The prayerful, declarative song encouraging listeners to run to God, will be available through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play and more digital and streaming outlets internationally... << Full Report >>

The Great Romance Release New Single Today, "More"

“More,” a new single from St. Louis area worship/rock band The Great Romance is being distributed today across all digital platforms. The single was written by Matt Vollmar, David Meyers and David Gross... << Full Report >>

MARK209 Announces the Return of Joe Armstrong

Joe Armstrong is returning to MARK209 to fill the bass position. Many of MARK209’s fans will recognize Joe as the original bass singer for the group, featured on their “From the Heart of Nashville” and “Grassroots 1” CDs.  Joe has been no stranger to Gospel music outside of MARK209.  His resume includes a stint with The Stamps Quartet and membership with such classic groups as The Florida Boys and The Blackwood Quartet.  Joe has been traveling with MARK209 over the past two months on an interim basis... << Full Report >>

Michael Edmonds Releases "Worship In Me" Music Video

The music video for “Worship In Me,” the No. 1 single from Nashville-based singer/songwriter and recording artist Michael Edmonds, is being released today. The video can be viewed here. “Worship In Me,” which debuted at No. 1 at Christian Radio Chart, currently is playing at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 26, 2018*


Matthew Parker Releases New Album "Daydreamer" To Media Praise

Matthew Parker is proud to unveil Daydreamer today featuring 16 brand new tracks.  The album, which was self-produced by Parker, reveals a large lyrical and sonic leap forward as he further progresses into deeper elements of pop and rock while fusing it with his trademark fresh electronic sound.  Parker debuted his first two tracks as part of his pre-order 2 weeks ago with his songs "Good Memories" and his radio hit, "Breathe."  However, reviewers of the album  quickly... << Full Report >>

Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli's New Album, "Own It," Out Today!

Own It, the latest release from multi-award winning Curb | Word Entertainment artist Francesca Battistelli, is available now. With critics already touting the album as "exceptional" and "engaging," Battistelli's long-awaited fourth studio album has been in the making for two and a half years. Own It is the follow-up to her GRAMMY®-nominated album, If We're Honest, which features the GRAMMY-winning song, "Holy Spirit... << Full Report >>

Da' T.R.U.T.H. to release "Vet" November 9th

Vet is a series of EP's that highlights Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s evolution as a creative and his experiences as a young veteran leader. It is a collection of insights from Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s journey that he feels compelled to share with the world... << Full Report >>

Multi-Platinum-Selling Country Singer Josh Turner's "I Serve A Savior" is Available Now

Named one of the “most-anticipated country albums” this fall by USA Today, multi-platinum-selling country singer Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior released today to critical acclaim, “bypassing the Saturday-evening revelry of most modern-day country,” as stated by Rolling Stone. The collection of hand-picked... << Full Report >>

Feature Story: Russ Taff Still Believes

Experience is a powerful teacher. It's the substance that gives a great vocalist the weight and gravitas to make an audience feel as much as he does. For Russ Taff, every splinter of pain and every hard-won ounce of hope surfaces each time he launches into a song. And that's what makes his new album Believe--the legendary artist's very first praise and worship album--such a powerful vehicle for spreading the gospel... << Full Report >>

J. Monty Releases New Single, "Mercy"

Atlanta based rapper and producer, J. Monty released his new single “Mercy” featuring Sitovea (Essential Sound/Sony Music). Written by Monty and produced by Monty’s uncle, Vikaden for NARCOTICS Music Group, “Mercy” marks the third single released from the emerging artist this fall. Similar to previously released singles, “Mercy” has an inspiring message emphasizing the need for God’s mercy daily... << Full Report >>

Don Moen Debuts Internet Show, "Don Moen Presents"

Don Moen – internationally acclaimed worship leader, singer, songwriter, author, and executive – is taking a foray into a web-based series, with the debut of Don Moen Presents, available on YouTube. The first season of the show, designed as a conversation between close friends, will run bi-weekly until mid-December, with a new episode being shared on Friday afternoons... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 25, 2018*


dctalk dc Talk and More Announced to Perform at Jesus Freak Cruise 2019

Jesus Freak Cruise's 2019 line-up has been unveiled and includes in demand, return performances from dc Talk, Newsboys, TobyMac and Kevin Max alongside the addition of the popular favorites John Crist, Mandisa, Aaron Cole and Ryan Stevenson. Karaoke with Kevin Max, Mandisa's "Girls Night Live," a formal, 80's and luau theme nights and dance... << Full Report >>

Newsboys Newsboys Celebrate 10 Million in Career Sales

GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys were honored at their Nashville tour stop earlier this week for total career sales in excess of 10 million units. During a VIP reception at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, FairTrade Services president/founder Jeff Moseley recognized the band’s prolific achievement and rare accomplishment... << Full Report >>

toby TobyMac's "The Elements" Charms Critics

TobyMac has once again taken the the top spot on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and debuted Top 5 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart with his latest studio recording, The Elements . Being described as "Brave," "compelling" and "fresh," media have taken notice of the latest 11 track collection of music from the 7X GRAMMY® winner. ... << Full Report >>

Themes of Grace, Refuge, Adoption Abound On Debut EP, "A Resting Place," From Worship Leaders Ben & Noelle Kilgore

Integrity Music and The Creak Music announce the October 26 global release of A Resting Place, the debut EP from husband/wife worship leaders Ben & Noelle Kilgore. strong>A Resting Place delivers new songs penned around themes of grace, refuge and adoption from the Oklahoma couple and guest writer David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters). Hopeful and... << Full Report >>

Dan Bremnes Curb | Word Entertainment Recording Artist and Songwriter Dan Bremnes Rolls Out Red Carpet for SoundExchange CEO, Michael Huppe

Last week Curb | Word Entertainment’s Dan Bremnes performed and presented during the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards show in Nashville.  As Dan made his way down the red carpet before the big show, he and SoundExchange CEO, Michael Huppe, took a moment to celebrate the latest victory for the music community – the Music Modernization Act  — championed... << Full Report >>

Avalon Jay DeMarcus Announces Launch of Red Street Records

In a press conference held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at ANALOG at the HUTTON HOTEL in Nashville, TN, JAY DEMARCUS announced the launch of a new Christian music label, RED STREET RECORDS. DeMarcus also announced the appointment of industry veteran DON KOCH as general manager during the event as well as announcing the inaugural signings to the new label: female vocalist LAUREN JAMES and iconic vocal group, AVALON... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 24, 2018*


Mark Schultz Mark Schultz Releases First-Ever Christmas Album Oct. 26

Platinum-selling, Dove Award-winning Mark Schultz is set to release his first-ever, full-length Christmas album Oct. 26. Aptly titled Christmas, the 10-track recording from Lucid Artist will be available on CD exclusively at LifeWay Christian Stores, is available to preorder now at iTunes... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music 90,000 Gathered in Texas Motor Speedway for Faith Event, Together 2018

More than 90,000 attendees gathered in Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway to hear from a diverse set of 45+ Christian music artists and speakers last weekend at Together 2018. PULSE, a Minneapolis-based millennial-led organization, joined forces with more than 1,000 churches nationwide to bring thousands together with a focus and call to overcome the divisiveness that marks our country by moving closer to Jesus and the world He loves... << Full Report >>

Best Selling Authors Angie Smith, Danielle Walker and Annie F. Downs Converge For 2019's "Come To The Table Tour"

Come To The Table Tour,” helmed by Angie Smith, Danielle Walker and Annie F. Downs alongside Compassion LIVE, will provide a night of nourishment for women of all stages. The unique line-up of longtime girlfriends will be an eight date run trekking the south throughout March and April.... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 23, 2018*


PRAYTELL Set to Release Second Volume of Christmas Project

Three years after the release of their debut Christmas album, It's Almost Christmas, Volume I, Jon & Valerie Guerra are back to charm your hearts with more warm, nostalgic holiday tunes with Volume II. Since their debut album burst onto the scene in 2015, the married couple have officially become "Praytell," a general market duo that has toured nationally and internationally, while continuing to tour with Jon's solo project, Jon Guerra... << Full Report >>

Illect Recordings Announces the Signing of Die-Rek

There is power in a name. The best names command attention, intrigue and respect. This rings true with the lead single from Illect Recordings' newest signee, Die-Rek... << Full Report >>

Independent Gospel Label A&P Records Inks Partnership and Distribution Deal with United Alliance Music Group

Hammond, Louisiana based independent gospel record label A&P Records has inked a partnership deal with Nashville-based company United Alliance Music Group (UAMG), it was announced today by A&P Records Founder and CEO Regina Showers-Gordon. Under the terms of this new strategic partnership effective October 23, 2018, UAMG will provide, utilizing a “conception to completion” model, world-class A&R, consulting, marketing... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 22, 2018*


"BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey" Available Nov. 6 on DVD and Digital HD

BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey - a film commemorating the life and impact of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham - will come to DVD and digital HD beginning Nov. 6. “It’s an extraordinary journey,” said Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 19, 2018*


Switchfoot SWITCHFOOT Announce New Album, "Native Tongue," and North American Tour

GRAMMY® award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on Jan. 18th, 2019 via Fantasy Records. The band also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, N.C. on Feb. 14th. (Full list of dates below.) Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join SWITCHFOOT as support acts. Public on-sale for the tour begins Oct. 26th... << Full Report >>

Plumb PLUMB Releases New Radio Single "Crazy About You"

Today, PLUMB is releasing a bold new radio single and edit for the fan-favorite Crazy About You, through a partnership with Centricity Records. The song is the second single off the newly released BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN album and will be followed in the coming weeks with a new concept music video and multi-format radio promotion... << Full Report >>

Tenth Avenue North Tenth Avenue North Releases New EP, "The Things We've Been Afraid To Say"

Tenth Avenue North takes a bold step in releasing a topical EP that touches on controversial subjects in a move to encourage others to find the courage to speak up about things they have been afraid to say. The EP, The Things We've Been Afraid To Say, is available at all digital outlets today... << Full Report >>

Latina Singer Anna Ly Unveils Brand New Single, "This Isn't Where It Ends"

Latina artist Anna Ly unveiled a brand new single today, "This Isn't Where it Ends" in partnership with Full Circle Music (FCM). Written by Madeline McDonald, Tyson & Meesah Kuteyi and Mia Fieldes, the song, available in both Spanish and English, came to Anna Ly during a time... << Full Report >>

Silent Planet Release New Single, "The New Eternity"

Silent Planet have released a new single, "The New Eternity", from the upcoming album, When The End Began, due out 11/2/18 via Solid State Records. Stream here: silentplanet.lnk.to/WhenTheEndBegan. The track, which examines specific moments in history where human desire for innovation dwarfed awareness of morality, follows up a handful of prior singles including... << Full Report >>

GAWVI Drops Surprise Mash-Up Video in Honor of the Release of New Album "Panorama"

Reach Records’ artist GAWVI gave fans a treat today, not only the release of his sophomore album Panorama but with a surprise mash-up video of some of his fan’s top song choices... << Full Report >>

Hannah Kerr's New Christmas LP, "Christmas in Bethlehem," Releases Today!

Today is the day that Black River Christian artist and songwriter Hannah Kerr releases her new Christmas LP, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem. Produced by Mark Miller, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem features many holiday favorites along with two original songs co-written by Kerr - "Emmanuel," which she wrote with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, as well as the title track co-written with Jason Earley... << Full Report >>

Christian Singer/Songwriter Lauren Béa to Release Debut Album "Wildflower" Oct. 26th

Christian singer/songwriter, Lauren Béa (Bay-ah), will release her debut album, Wildflower, Oct. 26th.  The project was produced in Nashville by Otto Price (for King & Country, BarlowGirl, GRITS), with Béa co-writing all 11 songs on the record with Price and Krissy Nordhoff.  Béa’s powerful vocals showcases each song on the project... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 18, 2018*


Tune In Alert: 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Airing Sunday, October 21 on TBN

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Tauren Wells, Zach Williams, Corey Asbury, Tasha Cobbs and TobyMac. View the full list of nominees here. For more information, visit www.doveawards.com... << Full Report >>

Caitie Hurst Caitie Hurst's "Walkin' on the Water" Goes to Radio

After bursting onto the CCM scene this summer, Caitie Hurst immediately connected with listeners around the globe, even earning acclaim as “pop princess” for the genre. Following the early success of her debut EP How Could I Be Silent, Hurst has now released her second single to radio, “Walkin’ On The Water,” and is gearing up for a Christmas tour with some of Christian music’s top artists... << Full Report >>

Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Joins The 46th Annual March For Life In Washington, D.C., Jan. 2019

It was announced today that Sidewalk Prophets will be the musical guest at the 46th Annual March For Life. Held in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2019, the annual event, which is put on by the March For Life Education & Defense Fund, is the world’s largest annual human rights demonstration. With the 2019 theme of “Pro-Life is Pro-Science: Unique from Day One,” joining Sidewalk Prophets will be speakers Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” and Abby... << Full Report >>

Hollyn Hollyn Releases Dual Single with Music Videos

Gotee Records' Hollyn announces the release of a dual single with accompanying music videos for two brand new songs, "Everything and More (featuring Aaron Cole)” and “Isaac.” The stories behind each of the songs connect, and the videos share a continuous story throughout this dual single music video. The unique videos, which debuted on iamhollyn.com, were directed by Ezra Cohen (Erin McCarley, Hillsong Young & Free) and feature a one-take... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 17, 2018*


Husband/Wife Duo Tori and Shauna Release Worship Single

The husband/wife duo Tori & Shauna makes its radio debut today with the release of “The Love of Jesus” to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio outlets. The powerful worship song was co-written with Grammy Award-winning producer Jonathan Crone and Josh Wright, a top 20 male contestant on Season 12 of American Idol... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 16, 2018*


Tauren Wells 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners Revealed Tuesday Night in Nashville

THE 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out tonight in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The big winner was first-time nominee, newcomer Tauren Wells, who took home four awards... << Full Report >>

AC & Brady Win Christian Festival Association's 2018 National Talent Search

The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation's largest Christian music festivals, announced today that "AC & Brady" have been selected as the winners of its 2018 CFA National Talent Search Competition. AC & Brady won the regional the talent search competition at JoshuaFest, held in Quincy, California in July. The... << Full Report >>

G12 Worship Releases New Single "All Things New"

G12 Worship's ascent into the worship community is felt with their fresh sounding new single, "All Things New." Known for their lyrically heartfelt style of worship, G12 Worship's "All Things New" is the follow up to their debuts "Blood Of Jesus" and "Abba Father" which saw an immediate reaction with G12 Worship enthusiasts. The former team of the Dove Award-Winning Soulfire Revolution is the contemporary worship band for the G12 Churches... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 15, 2018*


Colby Wedgeworth Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of the Year at 40th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

The Christian music industry’s top songwriters, stars and executives gathered to celebrate the 40th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Christian Music Awards on Monday, October 15 at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Awards were presented for the most performed Christian music songs over the last year, with top honors going... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY's "Burn the Ships" Debuts At No. 7 on the All-Genre Billboard 200 Chart

Two-time GRAMMY ® award-winning group for KING & COUNTRY reached exciting new benchmarks last week with the release of their third studio album Burn the Ships. The time and hard work spent have paid off in spades, as the record debuted at No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Albums chart, and No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart... << Full Report >>

Chrystal Evans Hurst And Anthony Evans Team Up For 2019 "She's Still There Tour"

Bestselling author and speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst will team up with her brother, worship leader Anthony Evans, for the "She's Still There Tour" - a series of dates focused on re-discovering who we are. The experience aimed at women will trek eight cities in February and March including stops in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Mississippi. VIP packages will be available. For tickets & more information visit... << Full Report >>

Darlene Zschech Darlene Zschech and HopeUC Encourage Listeners To Gather At "The Table"

Integrity Music announces the October 26 global release of The Table: A Christmas Worship Gathering, an all new Christmas album from beloved Australian worship leader Darlene Zschech and her New South Wales church, Hope Unlimited (HopeUC). With a view of “the table” as a holiday gathering place, Zschech and HopeUC welcome listeners to a Christmas worship celebration with a warm, organic collection of Christmas classics and original songs... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, October 13, 2018*


Leigh Nash Leigh Nash Launches PledgeMusic Campaign To Fund New Solo Album

In 2015, singer/songwriter Leigh Nash released her first fan-funded solo country album, The State I'm In, and this week the Sixpence None the Richer vocalist launched a new PledgeMusic campaign to fund her follow-up release. Nash has revealed that some of the new music will consist of cover songs, as well as originals that the singer considers some of her most vulnerable yet. Nash recently released a brand new EP that is exclusively available at her live shows... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 12, 2018*


toby Multi-Platinum Selling TobyMac Drops "The Elements" Today

TobyMac unveiled The Elements today, marking a brand new 11 track album that is one of his most personal offerings to date. Aiming to give fans the first listen, TobyMac traveled across the country this week premiering the record to an intimate group of listeners in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Nashville... << Full Report >>

Christon Gray Releases New Song, "Grow Up"

Chart topper Christon Gray releases the new song “Grow Up,” available instantly upon pre-order of his album Clear The Heir (Fo Yo Soul/Essential Sound/Sony Music).  The fourth solo album from the hit rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer, Clear The Heir will be released on Friday October 19... << Full Report >>

KB GMA Announces Complete Talent Lineup for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the final round of performers and presenters for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards. KB is set to perform as well as Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy with 1K Phew. Brian Courtney Wilson, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Chonda Pierce, Erwin Brothers, Israel Houghton, Joel Houston, Jonathan McReynolds, Jordan Feliz, Joseph Habedank, Rebecca St. James, Trace Adkins and The Walls Group will join the show as presenters. The GMA is also pleased to announce the addition of... << Full Report >>

Essential Music Publishing Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Essential Music Publishing is proud to announce ten years as an award-winning publishing company. Celebrating their anniversary at an industry event held earlier this week in Nashville, many of their writers, artists, staff and other industry members joined together to toast their decade of successful songs, partnerships, accomplishments and collaboration... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music's Sean Feucht To Unveil Missionally-Inspired "Wild," Nov. 2

Wild, the newest album from Bethel Music’s Sean Feucht is set to unveil on Nov. 2, Feucht’s first release as a Bethel Music artist. Recorded live at Bethel Church, Wild expands on Jesus as the ‘Wild One,’ unpacking a life of radical obedience and holy boldness... << Full Report >>

GodFrame's "Forever Always" Video Addresses Cyberbullying and Suicide

In recognizing October as Bullying Prevention Month, Atlanta-based hip hop artist GodFrame takes on the tough topics of cyberbullying and suicide in the new music video for his song “Forever Always” feat. Chadaé. The music video premieres today, Fri., Oct. 12... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Casting Crowns' New Album "Only Jesus" Releases Nov. 16

GRAMMY-Award winning and multi-Platinum selling band CASTING CROWNS will be releasing the new studio album, Only Jesus, on November 16th. Today a new song, "Nobody" (ft. Matthew West) is available everywhere and is one of six songs that will be released early from the new project before street date on November 16th. Talking about the new album theme and idea behind it, Casting Crowns' frontman Mark Hall asks "What does it look like when Jesus is our only answer?"... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 11, 2018*


MercyMe MercyMe Participates In Historic Signing Of Music Modernization Act At The White House

Multi-platinum selling MercyMe took part in today's historic moment as the Orrin G. Hatch—Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into law. 

"It’s a history making day for all of our fellow music creatives as the Music Modernization Act was signed. We were honored to bear witness to the signing of this game changing legislation. We thank Congress and the President, but also the many songwriters, artists, composers, industry groups and more who united to safeguard music for years to... << Full Report >>

Holly Starr Holly Starr Releases "HUMAN Deluxe Edition"

Artist Garden Entertainment announces the October 12 release of Holly Starr's HUMAN Deluxe Edition.

Starr's new HUMAN Deluxe Edition adds three additional songs to the previously released HUMAN EP including two new songs and a Matthew Parker remix of the title track. New songs include “Talk it Out,” an encouragement for healthy communication during conflict... << Full Report >>

Planetshakers Band Releases Heaven On Earth CD/DVD Oct. 19

nternationally recognized praise band Planetshakers recorded Heaven On Earth during Planetshakers Kingdom Conference held in Melbourne, Australia this past April at Hisense Arena and at its regional conferences attended... << Full Report >>

Russ Taff Returns to Grand Ole Opry as New Documentary Hits Theaters

GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning vocalist Russ Taff returned to the Grand Ole Opry® stage last weekend, as the new documentary, Russ Taff: I Still Believe, prepares to hit more than 700 theaters across the country October 30. Taff joined Platinum-selling country hitmaker Chris Young and legendary Grand Ole Opry® members The Whites and Connie... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 10, 2018*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo & Christian Illusionist and Leukemia Survivor Jim Munroe Join Forces to #MakeCancerDisappear

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Andy Mineo recently collaborated with Be The Match® and famed magician and leukemia survivor Jim Munroe to encourage others to help Make Cancer Disappear. The video, which is now dedicated in loving memory of Mineo’s mom who recently lost her battle with leukemia while waiting for a donor match, is part of the #MakeCancerDisappear movement. An expansive, social media-driven fundraising and awareness... << Full Report >>

Annie Moses Band Annie Moses Band Launches Its Exceptional Woman Brand

Nashville-based award-winning, Juilliard-educated Annie Moses Band, known for its impeccable artistry and genre-defying music, announces today the launch of its EXCEPTIONAL Woman brand. This new brand will feature the women of Annie Moses Band and their families across multiple platforms, including a resource-filled website and blog, an online community newsletter... << Full Report >>

The GRAMMY Museum Presents An Evening with Mosaic MSC

The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, California, hosted a special evening on Monday, Oct. 8 with popular worship group Mosaic MSC, in relation to their new album, HEAVEN. The event took place at the museum’s Clive Davis Theater and included an intimate Q&A session with GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, followed by a special live performance in front of a packed audience of fans... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 9, 2018*


Sara Groves Sara Groves Announces Patreon Subscription

Celebrated singer / songwriter Sara Groves is embarking on a new journey and has launched a special Patreon monthly subscription for fans to contribute to. About the project, Sara writes: "Welcome to this new journey. Writing music has always been a part of my life as a mode of expressing my heart and soul, and working out all of the things I am processing at any given time. It has been hobby and... << Full Report >>

Brandston's "Fallen Star Collection" Rises for 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Release

'90s emo-punk favorites Brandtson are set to reissue their breakout sophomore album, Fallen Star Collection on October 31 via Steadfast Records. Originally released on Deep Elm Records in 1999, the expanded edition finds a new home on the relaunched independent label operated by Brandtson’s Matt Traxler... << Full Report >>

Full Circle Music Announces Limited Release of Song Chasers Commercial Songwriting Course

Full Circle Music and GRAMMY® winner Seth Mosley are announcing the limited release of their commercial mastery songwriting course, Song Chasers. The course unpacks the secrets behind how Mosley and other chart-topping songwriters have made a name for themselves in a competitive industry, equipping others to do the same... << Full Report >>

L.A.-Based Worship Leader Brad Alden to Debut CCM Radio Single "Lord of All"

Worship artist Brad Alden and his wife, singer Danielle Mowry, will release his latest worship single, “Lord of All,” available nationwide on October 26, 2018. This marks the second single from Alden, whose song “Would You Believe” landed in the Top 20 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart last year upon its release... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 8, 2018*


Newsboys Newsboys United To Headline Winter Jam 2019

The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour and one of the top first quarter tours in the world, made a series of major announcements during festivities held earlier this evening. Streamed around the world via Facebook LIVE, the event—at Nashville's Hard Rock Café—was attended by artists, industry personnel and national media. Revealing a history-making tour first, Winter Jam will be presented on a 360º “in the round” center stage, showcasing a diverse lineup helmed by... << Full Report >>

Plumb Plumb's BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN Tour Kicks Off November 2

On November 2, multi-genre recording artist and author PLUMB will kick off her BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN Tour, performing in seven cities across the Midwest. Presented by World Vision, the BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN Tour is an intimate evening of music blended with stories of brokenness, hope, worship and healing. Joining the tour is special guest, Jason Gray... << Full Report >>

Hannah Kerr Releases New Christmas LP, CHRISTMAS EVE IN BETHLEHEM, Oct. 19

Black River Christian artist and songwriter Hannah Kerr will release her new Christmas LP, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem, on October 19... << Full Report >>

Sandi Patty Unveils A Family Christmas Tour

Christian music icon, SANDI PATTY, today announces her first-ever family Christmas tour, aptly titled A Family Christmas. The tour kicks off November 30, 2018, and concludes on December 21, 2018, playing 14 cities including stops in Texas, Illinois, Tennessee and more... << Full Report >>

Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Announces Inaugural "Great Big Family Christmas Tour"

Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets announces the kick off of their 1st Annual "Great Big Family Christmas Tour" this season. Running throughout December, this inaugural event is one the band hopes will offer many Christmas memories for all attendees, and will be a tradition for years to come... << Full Report >>

Waco, TX's Ubcmusic To Release Debut EP Oct. 12

Ubcmusic is releasing their debut EP on Friday, October 12, 2018. The band hails from University Baptist Church in Waco, TX, a faith community started in the mid-90’s by David Crowder and Chris Seay.  Ubc was the birthplace of the David Crowder* Band, and the church's culture of writing new music and reimagining older songs has continued through the years. This project, Vol. 1, is the familial follow-up... << Full Report >>

The Great Romance's Matt Vollmar Involved with Rescue

Matt Vollmar, frontman and lead singer for worship/rock band The Great Romance, is being credited, along with two other pastors, with saving a woman’s life from her burning home in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois... << Full Report >>

Michael Battista Releases New Single, "Who Will You Serve"

Musician extraordinaire Michael Battista, known as a world class guitarist, saxophonist and vocalist, is releasing a new single today to Christian-formatted radio outlets. The song, “Who Will You Serve,” is going for adds at Christian CHR/Hot AC and Christian AC outlets... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, October 6, 2018*


J. Monty Releases Official Music Video For "Seven Nights"

Atlanta based rapper and producer, J. Monty releases the official visual video for his first single “Seven Nights” (Essential Sound/Sony Music), which made its world premiere on RESPECT. Magazine. “Seven Nights”, which was co-written by Monty and Ki'shon Furlow, made its debut earlier this fall highlighting finding the silver lining in the grind... << Full Report >>

Jason Nelson Celebrates No. 1 Single With "Forever" and Releases New Video

Chart-topping recording artist Jason Nelson celebrates his latest single atop the charts as his live hit song “Forever,” tops the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart at #1. The lead single from his chart-topping fifth solo album The Answer, the Stellar Award-winning... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 5, 2018*


for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Release New Album, "Burn the Ships," Today

Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY released their highly anticipated third studio album, Burn the Ships, today via Curb/Word Entertainment. This record is especially meaningful for the group, as for KING & COUNTRY tapped into their own feelings of forgiveness, desperation, and hope to produce their most heartfelt and personal record to date. Songs from the album have brought Joel and Luke Smallbone to unprecedented heights, with lead single “joy.” becoming a multi-week... << Full Report >>

Nashville Indie Rock Trio Coyote Choir Release Second Single

Nashville based indie rock trio Coyote Choir have just premiered a new single titled “Kingdom of Love.” The track, which premiered on Ground Sounds, is featured on the band’s debut album, Vol. 1, which drops on 11/2. “Coyote Choir bellows a message as urgent as it is infectious,” said Ground Sounds, who described “Kingdom of Love” as “infectious... << Full Report >>

Gawvi Pop/Hip Hop Artist and Award-Winning Producer GAWVI To Release Sophomore Album "Panorama" on October 19

Pop/Hip Hop artist and award-winning producer GAWVI has been teasing fans with the release of new music all year, and today is no exception as the Reach Records’ artist released another new single,  “With You”. In support of the new track, GAWVI has officially announced his highly anticipated sophomore album Panorama will release worldwide on October 19, 2018 and if fans pre-order the album they will receive and “With You” as the instant gratis track. See full track listing with a link to... << Full Report >>

Josh Turner Premieres Live Performance Video of "I Saw The Light"

Multi-platinum-selling country star Josh Turner exclusively premiered the live performance video for “I Saw The Light” on parade.com yesterday. The track, featured on his highly anticipated album, I Serve A Savior, boasts Turner's rich, distinctive baritone. With an inventive arrangement, the South Carolina native makes the well-known hymn uniquely his own... << Full Report >>

Country Duo Jed and Claire Seneca Return with "Carry You Through"

Award-winning husband/wife country duo Jed & Claire Seneca return with the highly anticipated Carry You Through, releasing October 26 on Frethouse Records, and available at leading digital outlets. Pre-sale for the record begins October 12. Produced by Jed Seneca, the collection features 11 selections marked by the common themes of faith; marriage and family; and holding onto hope in the midst of life’s challenges... << Full Report >>

Motown Gospel To Release All New Christmas Compilation

In keeping with the rich Motown tradition, premiere gospel label Motown Gospel to release an all-new christmas albumA MOTOWN GOSPEL CHRISTMASthis month... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 4, 2018*


Rend Collective Experiment "Counting Every Blessing" Sets New Career Precedent for Rend Collective

Rend Collective's hit single, "Counting Every Blessing" has set a new career precedent for the Irish celebration band. No. 4 and climbing at Christian Airplay, the track is Rend Collective's highest charting radio single spending nine consecutive weeks in the Top 10, reaching over 7.9 million listeners. Adding to the momentum, the songs music video has gained over 1.5 million views on YouTube, with over 15.5 million streams topping 124 thousand units in global track consumption... << Full Report >>

The Gray Havens Ponder Eternity With New Album, "She Waits"

The Gray Havens release their fourth studio album, She Waits, through Artist Garden Entertainment on Friday, October 5. Produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Ellie Holcomb), She Waits, chronicles a band at their apex, stretching their sound in new directions while maintaining the song-craft that so distinguishes them.... << Full Report >>

Leslie Woods Debuts New Music Video for "Faithful To The End"

The video for INOV8 Music Group recording artist Leslie Woods’ current chart-topping single, “Faithful to the End” is set to release today. “Faithful to the End,” Woods’ first new music in three years, debuted at No. 1 on Christian Radio Chart with 734 radio outlets worldwide and claimed the top spot on the... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 3, 2018*


toby Multi-Platinum Selling TobyMac Drops Personal Single "Scars" Ahead Of "The Elements"

Two weeks before TobyMac's The Elements hits, the 7X GRAMMY® winner is unveiling the newest single “Scars,” a track that is admittedly close to the artist. Processing life as a believer, husband, father and artist fueled the cultivation of his upcoming album, available Oct. 12. Pre-order for The Elements is available now, with an instant gratis of “Scars."... << Full Report >>

Michael Farren Weaves Themes of Belonging, Identity In Christ Into New Album, "Fighting For Us"

A crisis of faith isn’t something Michael Farren, a worship leader and Dove Award winning songwriter and producer, ever expected to experience 25 years into his walk with Christ. But two years ago, this son and grandson of Baptist preachers found himself in the middle of the darkest season of his life. So Farren, who has penned songs recorded by everyone from Lauren Daigle to Reba McEntire, began writing the songs he needed most at the time. Those songs – folksy, Americana-tinged modern hymns and laments – became Fighting For Us, Farren’s first solo album, available... << Full Report >>

Legendary Recording Artist Russ Taff Releases Debut Worship Album, "Believe," Nov. 2

Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Russ Taff will release his debut praise and worship album, Believe, Nov. 2 from Sweetwater Studios, a division of Sweetwater Sound, and with global distribution from The Fuel Music. His first new album in over seven years, the full-circle, 12-song project features new recordings of the hits for which Taff is best-loved, including his iconic “I Still Believe” that will be available beginning Friday (Oct. 5) as a single at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon.com and more digital and streaming outlets... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 2, 2018*


Jenny and Tyler Explore Justice, Love and Beauty with "There Will Be A Song" Oct. 12

One of Christian music’s leading folk/pop duos for more than a decade, Jenny & Tyler return October 12 with There Will Be A Song, the couple’s first studio release in three years. The highly anticipated project was produced by Tyler Somers and offers 14 tracks exploring justice, love and beauty... << Full Report >>

Gateway's New Live Album, "Greater Than," Is Out Now

GATEWAY's new live worship album, Greater Than (Fair Trade Services), is available everywhere as of Friday, September 28th. The Worship collective also released a Spanish version of the record, featuring top artists of its genre including Christine D'Clario, Lilly Goodman, Coalo Zamorano and more... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 1, 2018*


GMA GMA Announces Presenters for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced all-star presenters for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Bart Millard, Bill Gaither, Dr. Bobby Jones, Chris Tomlin, Deborah Joy Winans, Devon Franklin, Jasmine Murray, Mark Lowry, Marvin Sapp, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Pat Barrett, Ricky Dillard, Russ Taff and Tasha Cobbs Leonard... << Full Report >>




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