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September, 2015
*Wednesday, September 30, 2015*


Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective's "Campfire Christmas: Volume 1" Available October 23

Northern Irish worship band Rend Collective will bring Christmas spirit to listeners everywhere October 23 with the release of Campfire Christmas: Volume 1. The celebration band is drawing from their Irish roots and putting their own folkier spin on classics such as "O Holy Night (O Night Divine)" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." Fans can get an idea of what to expect from the album from "Joy To The World (You Are My Joy)," set to hit radio this Christmas season... << Full Report >>
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Well-Known Worship Leaders, Artists Resurrect Lost Lyrics From America's Most Prolific Hymn Writer, Fanny Crosby

The incomparable Fanny Crosby's gift to the Church shines anew in Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby releasing globally Oct. 9 from Integrity Music. The project features unfinished and never-before-published Crosby hymns respectfully crafted with help from Paul Baloche, Michael Farren, All Sons & Daughters, Jon Egan (New Life, Desperation Band), Bart Millard (MercyMe), Stu G (Delirious?, One Sonic Society), Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, Krissy Nordhoff ("Your Great Name"), Greg Sykes, Dustin Smith and more... << Full Report >>
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Michael O'Brien Offers First Hymns Collection

GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-Dove Award-winning vocalist Michael O'Brien pays homage to timeless hymns with his eighth studio recording, Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs. Produced and arranged by O'Brien, Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs features nine hymns set to new music; three instrumentals composed by O'Brien; two originals inspired by the Psalms, also penned by the artist; and the modern hymn, "Lord I Need You... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 29, 2015*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Snags The No.1 Independent Record In The Country!

Artist Andy Mineo has debuted on top once again with his sophomore album, Uncomfortable (Reach Records). Uncomfortable just became the #1 independent record in the country. The album also made #3 on the Hip Hop Charts and #10 on the overall Top 200 charts. The first leg of the nationwide Uncomfortable Tour will begin October 1 and Mineo will be joined by rapper Propaganda. Dates for Andy Mineo's nationwide... << Full Report >>
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GMA More Talent Announced for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, NF, I Am They and Karen Peck will perform. Tasha Cobbs, Kari Jobe, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Newsboys' Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. The GMA Dove Awards will take place in Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015. TheOverflow is the official streaming service... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, September 28, 2015*


Jon Foreman Jon Foreman Announces 25 Shows In 24 Hours

Beginning on Saturday, October 24th, Jon Foreman will play a series of 25 pop-up shows - all within a 24-hour period. The kick-off concert will begin at noon at Bro-Am Studios, a non profit performance space founded by SWITCHFOOT. Foreman's "25 Shows In 24 Hours" performances will all be in the San Diego area. Jon will also be joined on this excursion by some of his favorite musicians... << Full Report >>
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Sherwood is Back! New Album Coming to BC Music

"We added you on MySpace" was the tagline heard round the interwebs yesterday as Sherwood announced their triumphant return! With ambitions to release a crowd-funded fourth album, Sherwood is already on track to surpass their halfway point in just a handful of hours. Partnering with BC Music, the SLO, CA act is employing the help of IndieGoGo to get their new music to your waiting ears... << Full Report >>
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Sandi Patty Announces Farewell Album and Tour

Together with World Vision, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music presents the tour of a lifetime, in celebration of hers. Announced today on NBC's Today Show by host Kathie Lee Gifford who had her friend Sandi Patty in studio with her for her "Favorite Things" segment, Sandi is letting the world know that she is saying "farewell & thank you" through her upcoming "Forever Grateful" World Tour. The tour will begin in February, 2016 and run throughout the year. Tickets will go on sale this coming November, 2015. For more information visit: www.sandipatty.com... << Full Report >>
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Decyfer Down Launches IndieGoGo Campaign To Fund New EP

Decyfer Down is back working on a new EP and they've launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fan-fund it. On their campaign page, the band writes: "Decyfer Down is a hard rock band that has been recording and touring nationally as a signed band for more than 10... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country for KING & COUNTRY To Release "RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. (The Anniversary Edition)" October 23

In honor of the one year anniversary of the release of RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY and Word Records releasing are re-releasing the album as well as a special vinyl limited release on October 23. In addition, Word is also releasing a stylized record player to listen to it on. To grab it, head here to their online store... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 25, 2015*


Joey The Jerk's "Catch Me If You Can" Released Today

Joey The Jerk started his rap career in a freestyle session at lunch in high school. His interest in hip hop music led him to a Bible study in Los Angeles, where his rap career would be born. A founding member of the Dove nominated, critically acclaimed, legendary hip-hop crew LA Symphony, Joey gained exposure by performing with the group at churches, bars, outreach events and Christian festivals around the nation and the globe. All the while crafting his skill and keeping true to his first love of music and artistry. While writing and recording, Joey spent 5 years serving as youth pastor for his church, where his love for ministry, preaching & teaching continued to grow... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Inspires Fans To "Pray" In Second Video From "Reborn"

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest releases his second video, "Pray,"and fourth single, "Stick To Your Gunz," from his highly anticipated new album, Reborn, releasing independently Oct. 2 through The Fuel Music. With tracks on Reborn mirroring the hunger and predominant hip-hop flavors accompanying this versatile artist's self-released debut a dozen years ago, Manafest's "Pray" follows first video/single release, "Let You Drive," which hit No. 1... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's Amanda Cook Releases Solo Album "Brave New World"

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, releases the debut solo album from artist Amanda Cook, Brave New World, today (Sept. 25) through Provident Distribution. Already hitting No. 1 for a time on the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart, the recording features 13 original songs and reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich... << Full Report >>
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Fearless BND FEARLESS BND's Upcoming Single "Jump Around" Now Available for Pre-Order at iTunes

FEARLESS BND’s second of twelve monthly singles, “Jump Around,” is now available for pre-order exclusively at iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/JumpAroundPreOrder. This is the second of twelve monthly singles to be released by the groundbreaking modern worship outfit since rebranding from their previous identity as Worth Dying For. The official release date for “Jump Around” is October 2nd... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 24, 2015*


NewSong NewSong's Christmas Tour To Spread Yuletide Cheer With Building 429 and Plumb

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to bring their popular “Very Merry Christmas Tour”—one of Christian music’s top holiday tours—to 15 cities around the country this year. Benefiting Feed The Children and featuring GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rockers Building 429* and best-selling singer/songwriter Plumb, as well as introducing Reno, the tour kicks-off December 2 in Atlanta... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 23, 2015*


Dream Label Group Curt Anderson Signs To Dream Records, Releases Debut Single, "Keep It Beating"

Dream Records is pleased to announce the signing of Curt Anderson to its roster. With a fresh new sound, Curt's inspirational lyrics are the heartbeat of his debut single, "Keep It Beating." "I'm excited to partner with Dream Records to share this music with the world. It's an honor to work with a team who believes in me and my music... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 22, 2015*


Fallstar Launches Kickstarter For "Future Golden Age"

After a successful stint dabbling in the label rat race, Portlandia's Fallstar, a melodically heavy act of class and defiance, is launching a brand new Kickstarter campaign to help fund their fourth record FUTURE GOLDEN AGE. Some would say it's their most important work to date... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, September 21, 2015*


Planetshakers' New Album "#LETSGO" Tops Charts Internationally

Capturing the mission, heart and worldwide movement of Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing church's in history, Planetshakers Band released #LETSGO globally through Integrity Music Sept. 11. Born through the movement's passion to reach and impact people around the world, the new recording immediately soared to the top of the overall charts in several countries during its first week at retail. The album not only became the most downloaded iTunes album across... << Full Report >>
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Bread of Stone Bread of Stone Releases 360-Degree Music Video

Christian pop-rock act Bread of Stone has made history as the first CCM band to release a music video in 360 format. The groundbreaking clip was created in support of their current CHR/Hot AC Single, "Not Alone," from the band's February 2015 studio project of the same name. In the video spot, Bread of Stone can be seen sailing on crystal clear lakes, singing beside picturesque mountain vistas and climbing over stunning rock formations. As they sing "you are the stars above me" or "you are the sea below" viewers can actually pan to the sky or water... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 18, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Releases "Rivers EP" Today

It was a sweet surprise today to hear that NEEDTOBREATHE released a brand new EP, titled Rivers, feautring their hit single "Brother" and new versions of some cuts from their latest album, Rivers in the Wasteland. The band announced, "We're excited to release a new EP with some alternate versions of songs from... << Full Report >>
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Heath McNease and Pen Pals Make "Gold" No. 1 on Noisetrade

This week, indie artist Heath McNease released a new project called Pen Pals - a collaboration with Jetty Rae -- to Noisetrade as an EP called "Gold" and it is already number one on the popular music distribution website... << Full Report >>
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Paul Baloche To Release "Christmas Worship Vol. 2" Oct. 2

One of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche, releases Christmas Worship Vol. 2 globally Oct. 2 through Integrity Music. The album features Christmas classics seamlessly married with vertical worship lyrics, and is an extension of Baloche's 30-year mission... << Full Report >>
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Andy Mineo Andy Mineo's "Uncomfortable" Album, Available Today

Today artist Andy Mineo debuts his highly anticipated sophomore album, Uncomfortable (Reach Records). The new full-length album, is currently #2 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts and ranks #3 on iTunes overall charts. The first leg of the nationwide Uncomfortable Tour will begin October 1 and Mineo will be joined by rapper Propaganda. Dates... << Full Report >>
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Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "Fresh Start" Releases Today

Fresh Start, the long-awaited full-length Gotee Records debut from GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, is available at iTunes and other leading digital outlets today. The project includes the multi-week #1 "Not Forgotten" (feat. TobyMac), as well as Stevenson's current hit, "All Yours." Produced and mixed by Bryan Fowler for fabmusic... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 17, 2015*


Husband/Wife Duo Jenny & Tyler Sign Label Deal, Release "Of This I'm Sure" October 16

Indie folk-pop husband and wife duo Jenny & Tyler sign with upstart record label Residence Music and will team up to release Of This I'm Sure on October 16, 2015. The twelve-song set was produced by Gabe Scott (with the exception of one track), who has played on various albums by such artists as The Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Kearney. Vast, lush and soaring at times, their easy voices blend in harmonies that suggest a deep hope and a deep ache intertwined... << Full Report >>
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Joey The Jerk To Release Album "Catch Me If You Can" September 25

Joey The Jerk started his rap career in a freestyle session at lunch in high school. His interest in hip hop music led him to a Bible study in Los Angeles, where his rap career would be born. A founding member of the Dove nominated, critically acclaimed, legendary hip-hop crew LA Symphony, Joey gained exposure by performing with the group at churches, bars, outreach events and Christian festivals around the nation and the globe. All the while crafting his skill and keeping true to his first love of music and artistry. While writing and recording, Joey spent 5 years serving as youth... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr Bows "Everything I Need" Tomorrow

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr is set to bow her fourth studio recording, Everything I Need, tomorrow. The Artist Garden Entertainment release, produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Needtobreathe), Scott Cash (WOW Worship, Dan Bremnes) and Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace), showcases seven selections, including Starr's new single, "Through Me." "If there's one lesson I can pick out that God has taught me over the past two years, it's that in our lives, we all have things we feel like we're missing... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 16, 2015*


Download A Free "Tenacious" Remix From Dru Bex

Check out the new single from Toronto, Canada based emcee Dru Bex (Role Model Records). Jeremy Rodney-Hall handles the beat production. Produced by Jeremy Rodney-Hall, Role Model Records artist Dru Bex releases the remix to "Tenacious", a single off of his highly anticipated EP Imperfect Messenger, released in April 2015. Featuring Promise and Kay Sade, "Tenacious" describes the intense and unfailing love that Christ has towards us as believers...despite our dirt and short comings... << Full Report >>
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Canon Releases New Single, "Grateful"

As a newlywed, brother, rapper, and role model Reflection Music Group recording artist Canon has a lot to juggle. All of that came to a screeching halt last December, the night of that near fatal incident. Since then, Canon has been steadily recovering. With the help of his wife, family and close friends, progress has been constant. He's been back in the studio writing and recording new music he can't wait to share. Now it's time to tell his story. This is Grateful... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 15, 2015*


The Rocket Summer Returns to the Road Announces Returning West Tour

"Playing live is like oxygen to me so the break has been tough. I can't wait for this," says Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER. Luckily, his break from touring is nearly over with the announcement of a North American West Coast tour this Fall which begins as soon as he returns to the U.S. after closing one of the stages at London's Vans Warped Tour. Kicking off on November 3 rd at Casbah in San Diego, CA, The Rocket Summer will be returning to the road to prepare for the release of a new album set for early 2016... << Full Report >>
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GMA More Talent Announced For 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. MercyMe, KB, Matt Maher, Tedashii and Brian Courtney Wilson will perform, and Jason Crabb, Gloria Gaynor, Natalie Grant, Bernie Herms and Deitrick Haddon will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. The GMA Dove Awards will take place in Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith Launch Bread & Wine

Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith who helm the group Bread & Wine anticipate the release of their powerful and passionate debut worship CD, One - Live at Serenbe on September 20. Fans of Bethel style worship music will resonate with the innovative project which features songs co-written by Ben Smith and Daniel Bashta, the writer of the certified gold selling "God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)", Jason Upton ("In Your Presence" "Fly") and Pat Barrett... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music Joins Group of the Year Winners High Valley at Canadian Country Music Awards

Full Circle Music joined Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) winning High Valley for the 2015 CCMA Awards held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sept. 13, 2015. High Valley was among the big winners of the night, taking home the trophy for "Group or Duo of the Year." Full Circle's Seth Mosley produced and wrote on High Valley's County Line, also up for album of the year. Other artists taking part in the show broadcasted across Canada on CMT (Canada) and CBC-TV were... << Full Report >>
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Needtobreathe Rock of Ages Festival Returns to Calistoga, California October 3

The 16th Annual Rock of Ages Festival will take place October 3, 2015 at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California from 11am to 8pm. The festival will feature NEEDTOBREATHE, Lacey Sturm, Anthem Lights, Shonlock and Zealand. There will also be unplugged performances by Phil Joel and Lacey Sturm... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, September 14, 2015*


Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Gets Engaged At Disney World!

Colton Dixon got engaged to his girlfriend Annie Coggeshall last Friday afternoon at Magic Kingdom park, just a few hours before performing at Disney's annual Night of Joy. DisneyParks offical blog was there to cover the engagement, and word traveled fast as PEOPLE, BRIDES, OK!, and more picked up on the news. Dixon gave Disney this exclusive quote: "I can't believe I'm already at this stage of life. I've seen friends and family make this step, and it's always seemed so far away, but here we are... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys Find New Label Home With Fair Trade Services

Platinum®-selling, Dove Award-winning Newsboys are celebrating their signing of an exclusive recording agreement with FairTrade Services. The band is currently in the studio working on their highly anticipated FairTrade Services debut, slated to release next March. "It's great to be reunited with Wes Campbell and the Newsboys again," said Jeff Moseley, president/founder, FairTrade Services. "Our association goes... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 11, 2015*


Tree63 Tree63's First Album In 7 Years Lands Today

Internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 independently releases its seventh full-length album, Land, today (Sept. 11) through The Fuel Music distribution. On hiatus since 2008, the band re-formed following the enthusiastic reception received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa. Inspired again by fans that participated in a successful Kickstarter campaign for the album earlier this year, Tree63's new 12-song recording reflects the natural evolution and progression of the original trio consisting of John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass)... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Releases 3rd Song From "Reborn" Today

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest releases his third single today from Reborn, "Shine" featuring the signature rock vocals of longtime Manafest collaborator and Thousand Foot Krutch frontman, Trevor McNevan. The song joins lead single/video, "Let You Drive," and the title track as immediate downloads available with each iTunes pre-order of Reborn... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers New Album "#LETSGO" Releases Today

Planetshakers is a worldwide movement driven by the desire to empower generations to win generations, and providing an atmosphere where people can encounter God. Based out of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, the movement's priority and passion is to reach and impact people, seeing them transformed by the power of God and the love of God's people. This mission is the heart behind the new Planetshakers Band CD/DVD #LETSGO releasing globally through Integrity Music today (Sept. 11)... << Full Report >>
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Julie Elias Releases New Album, "Unbroken"

Christian entertainer Julie Elias releases her new CD, "Unbroken," today. The upbeat, high energy collection of original songs features "Home," the first single from the CD which currently is being played at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted radio stations. The CD release coincides with Elias performing at the Experience Conference and other events in Orlando, Florida, this week... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 10, 2015*


The Rocket Summer Announces New Album Pre-order That Launches Today

"This album is the most unique and different of any of my previous albums. I went into the studio knowing I was going to tear down any possible barriers that might have subconsciously been there and make a record that had no rules," explains Bryce Avary, mastermind behind THE ROCKET SUMMER. "I'm proud of it. It's very alive. It's the most experimental and aggressive-sounding record I've ever made." Planned for release in 2016, the sixth album (title yet to be announced) is in the final stages of mixing and mastering. But in advance, The Rocket Summer announces a special pre-order campaign that kicks off today via Pledgemusic which can be found here: www.pledgemusic.com/TheRocketSummer... << Full Report >>
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Jean Watson To Release "Steady My Gaze" October 9

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist Jean Watson has been hard at work in the studio prepping the release of her seventh full-length project, Steady My Gaze. The project, which is set to impact retail on Friday, October 9, 2015, will be released on the Shadowlands Music label and distributed to retail by New Day Distribution... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 9, 2015*


Sanctus Real Matt Hammitt And Family Celebrate Milestone Fifth Birthday Of Son Bowen

Matt Hammitt, frontman for the GRAMMY® nominated band Sanctus Real, and his family are celebrating the fifth birthday of their son Bowen, a survivor of the critical and rare heart disease Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). This milestone in Bowen's life comes with great joy, as the Hammitts were told before his birth that thirty percent of children diagnosed with HLHS don't reach their fifth birthday. Bowen is headed to Walt Disney World... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Announces "My Story Tour" Set To Kick Off September 17

Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music's biggest headlining artists, is hitting the road once again for their "My Story Tour," set to kick off September 17, 2015 in Quincy, Ill. Featuring Jason Gray and Citizen Way, the tour will run through November 22, 2015, hitting 27 cities across the U.S. The tour is launching in conjunction with the September 18, 2015 release of Beautiful Offerings, Big Daddy Weave's highly-anticipated seventh studio album, available for pre-order now... << Full Report >>
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Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil Head To Daytrotter, Teases New Music From Chagall Guevara

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil recently recorded an exclusive live set for Daytrotter and, in a recent update to fans, teased possible new music from Steve's other band, Chagall Guevara. Click here to check out their four-song set that includes "Only A Ride," "Moonshot," "Standing In Line" and "Double Negative" (with the latter two being exclusive to paid members of the site)... << Full Report >>
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Copeland Announces Fall Tour with Eisley and We Are The City

Copeland announced this week a Fall U.S. tour with support from Eisley and Tooth & Nail new-comers We Are The City! The tour, which is the band's first headlining run since their official break-up in 2009, is set to kick off on November 5th in Nashville, TN and wraps on December 6th in Orlando, FL. Visit TheCopelandSite.com to check out the dates and VIP packages-general admission tickets go on sale this Friday... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 8, 2015*


Michael W. Smith Multi-Platinum Selling Singer Michael W. Smith Announces Return of Nationwide Christmas Tour

Selling more than 15 million albums, Michael W. Smith will once again bring holiday cheer to arenas, coliseums and theaters to more than a dozen markets this holiday season through his nationwide Christmas tour. Smith's long-time friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant will co-bill with him in select cities including Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, Atlanta, Greensboro and Fairfax. The evening will feature favorites from Smith's latest... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Announces "A Live Worship Experience" Releasing November 13

GRAMMY-winning and multi-Platinum selling group Casting Crowns announces their new live project, A Live Worship Experience, releasing November 13th (Beach Street/Reunion). A Live Worship Experience was recorded live this summer at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, which is Casting Crowns' home church and where frontman, Mark Hall, has remained a full-time youth pastor for more than 20 years... << Full Report >>
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Scott MacIntyre Resumes Touring After Kidney Transplant

An upcoming concert at Temple Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia marks the return of Scott MacIntyre to the stage following the pianist/singer's second kidney transplant in June. MacIntyre will share his music and story on September 13 as part of the church's Homecoming Celebration. The entertainer is resuming touring in support of his current radio single, "Remarkable," which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Radio Chart... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, September 4, 2015*


Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Returns To Musical Roots With "Bows & Arrows"

GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Cindy Morgan returns to her musical roots with Bows & Arrows, her first all-new studio recording in nearly a decade, available today from Lucid Artist. Produced by Morgan, along with co-producer and engineer Kyle Buchanan (Ginny Owens, Andrew Greer), the project showcases a new arrangement of Morgan's 1992 career-defining ballad, "How Could I Ask for More," featuring singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. With 13 selections penned or co-written by the artist, additional highlights of Bows & Arrows include "Can't Help... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Zealand Worship Release "Good Good Father" Single

Phil Joel's latest venture, Zealand Worship, has released a brand new single called "Good Good Father," which they also will be releasing with their debut EP to iTunes next Friday, September 11. Joel writes, "Hello, I know it's been awhile since my last transmission and for that there is good reason. We have been busy, really busy in the best possible ways. We recorded a new song "Good Good... << Full Report >>
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Forevermore Premiere New "Wormtongue" Video

Check out the premiere of Forevermore's "Wormtoungue" below! Forevermore's album "Telos" is also on sale for just $5 right now at Amazon Music (http://amzn.to/1McMu1d) + you can catch the band out on the road this fall with Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & Hearts Like Lions... << Full Report >>
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"Before All Things" by ELEVEN22 WORSHIP in Stores Today

Eleven22 Worship, a musician community dedicated to creating worship songs that reflect the culture surrounding The Church of Eleven22, is releasing their third full-length album Before All Things today, September 4. Before All Things reflects the creative outpouring of a community seeking to experience corporate worship in a new way. On September 19, the church will host a special album release... << Full Report >>
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DREAM Gospel Releases "The Bridge Volume 1"

DREAM Gospel is excited to announce the release of The Bridge Volume 1, a compilation CD from Gospel and Christian artists around the nation. Christopher Williams, aka DJ Cruize Control and Producer Eddie Ferguson have teamed up to bring a fusion of pop, r&b and hip hop into a Christian sound. The Bridge Volume 1, which features current and upcoming Gospel and Christian artists, reflects and shines a positive light on the social issues such as racial... << Full Report >>
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John Waller John Waller's "Crazy Faith" Featured In Hit Movie "War Room"

By Labor Day, more than two million people are anticipated to have heard the title track and first radio/video single from John Waller's album, Crazy Faith, through the hit movie, War Room. US News & World Report says the "faith-based War Room dazzles" as it garners the second biggest box office debut this week, just behind Straight Outta Compton. Scenes from War Room can be seen now in Waller's "Crazy Faith" music video... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic's "We Are" Releases Today Amidst Acclaim

Raucous, award-winning band, The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, releases globally its third full-length album, WE ARE, today amidst acclaim and through Integrity Music. The band has also released online its We Are The City Harmonic documentary, and is taking the album and documentary's message of unity all across North America with the help of local churches... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, September 3, 2015*


Kevin Max Kevin Max Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album, "Starry Eyes Surprise"

As if releasing a brand new studio album and then its deluxe edition this year wasn't enough, Kevin Max has been hard at work for months on a new cover songs project, titled Starry Eyes. This week, Max launched a new PledgeMusic campaign to fund the record. Contributors get an immediate download of his cover of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" and an All Access pass into the campaign. Other options even include a brand new EP called The Same Wavelength, which is a collection of "new wave" covers, as well as an exclusive Be-Sides EP... << Full Report >>
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The Afters The Afters Release New Single, "Live On Forever"

Dove Award-winning band, The Afters, have released a brand new single, "Live On Forever," which is already being played at 40 radio stations across AC and CHR formats. The single, written about Heaven, is the first from their forthcoming fifth studio album, set to release February 12, 2016. "When we started writing this song, we were having a discussion about Heaven, and over the last year we’ve lost some really close friends and family members," said lead singer Josh Havens. “Losing the people that you love is one of the most painful things of this life, but this life is not the end, and we were made for so much more than just this world... << Full Report >>
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Joey the Jerk Debuts Winning the War (feat. Playdough) Music Video

Joey the Jerk is back and with a new music video for his new single! This staple of the L.A. Symphony crew has started working on solo material again. Over the next few weeks, look for more singles, videos, and news on Joey's upcoming release. This song was actually the first song recorded for the album. Joey had Playdough in mind the whole time. It had such a fun, playful vibe to it... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Is Back In The Artist Spotlight With Brand New Single "Wanna Be Happy?"

Last week, GRAMMY® winning recording artist, songwriter and super producer, Kirk Franklin, released "Wanna Be Happy?" the first single from his forthcoming eleventh album and the response was tremendous. Billboard.com broke the news with an exclusive interview followed by the song's radio debut on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. iHeart radio, joined in on the "happy" campaign and played the song every hour on the hour on release date and Kirk ended the week with a live performance of the single on the season 8 finale of BET's Sunday Best. Radio stations across the nation including The... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, September 2, 2015*


Skillet Skillet Garners Third RIAA Certified Platinum Single

Multi-platinum and GRAMMY®-nominated rockers Skillet recently garnered yet another hit as their No. 1 Active Rock single “Awake & Alive” has received RIAA Platinum certification having sold over one million digital copies. The Billboard Music Award winners have sold over 11 million albums and singles in the U.S. alone. As the band begins recording their 2016 release in LA this fall they will also... << Full Report >>
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Plumb Plumb Announces The Exhale Tour With Special Guests Rapture Ruckus and Christa Wells

Since the May release of EXHALE, Curb recording artist PLUMB has spent the summer focused on her family, performing at festivals and remodeling her "Hope House." Now, Plumb is eager to showcase her new music and share her message of hope and restoration by headlining THE EXHALE TOUR, with special guests Rapture Ruckus and Christa Wells. The tour is tailored around the themes of the EXHALE album... << Full Report >>
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Vocal Few Announce "The Dream Alive" Coming Oct. 30 on BC Music

Husband/wife duo Matt and Kristie MacDonald are kicking off their national The Dream Alive Tour today in Portland, Oregon. Those attending the tour will be lucky enough to hear several brand new Vocal Few tracks coming 10/30 from BC Music. Matt MacDonald, best known has front man of The Classic Crime, employs his softer side with Vocal Few, crafting beautifully delicate folk/pop ballads alongside wife, Kristie. The tour will also feature... << Full Report >>
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Ghost Ship Releases Latest Project "Costly"

Last week, BEC Recordings artist, Ghost Ship, released their second full length studio album, Costly. This is the band's follow up project to their label debut in 2013 with The Good King. With a season of hardships and growth throughout the past two years, the experience is evident throughout Costly, revealing lyrics focused on the reality of God's love... << Full Report >>
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Shopé Selected To Perform at One of Toronto's Largest Mainstream Showcases

Recently Shopé was selected by a panel of music industry experts (Landmark Events) to compete in the first round of a mainstream music showcase at Toronto's popular Revival Bar on September 20, 2015. The winner of the showcase stands to gain major exposure as well as artist development packages... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective Makes Highest Chart Debut For A Christian Album In The UK In 20 Years

Rend Collective's fifth studio album, As Family We Go, debuted last week at No. 19 on the U.K. Albums Chart and No. 9 on U.K.’s Digital Albums Chart, making it the highest debut for a Christian album in the U.K. in almost 20 years and the highest ever Christian album debut on the U.K. Digital Albums Chart. In addition to these significant achievements, Rend Collective is proving to be a strong... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, September 1, 2015*


GMA GMA Announces Performers and Presenters for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers and presenters set to appear at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top acts Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey are set to perform. Bill Gaither, Blanca, Michael W. Smith and Michelle Williams will present top honors as they join recently announced co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson for Gospel and Christian music's biggest night of the year. The GMA Dove Awards are live from Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers New Album "#LETSGO" Releases Sept. 11 From Integrity Music

In partnership with Integrity Music and Daystar Television Network, Planetshakers is gearing up for a unique launch event unlike anything they have attempted before in celebration of their new album #LETSGO, which releases Sept. 11. At the heart of the new CD is a challenge, a dare to listeners to see what is possible when they boldly follow God. This message is being taken to the world with Planetshakers LIVE!, broadcasting internationally Monday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 pm ET on Daystar Television Network, which reaches into 108 million homes in the US, 10 million homes in Canada and 700 million homes worldwide - a potential viewing audience of over 2 billion people... << Full Report >>
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Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Launches Uncomfortable Tour on October 1

Billboard chart-topping artist, Andy Mineo, launches his highly anticipated Uncomfortable Tour to coincide with his new album release, Uncomfortable, in stores September 18. The Uncomfortable Tour will kick off on October 1 in St. Peters, Mo. Andy Mineo has been touring coast to coast and across Europe to share his reflective lyricism and unforgettable melodies with fans. Mineo's devoted... << Full Report >>
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