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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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*Monday, August 31, 2015*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson To Release "Fresh Start" September 18

Fresh Start, the long-awaited Gotee Records debut from GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, will bow September 18. Highlighted by the multi-week #1, "Not Forgotten" (feat. TobyMac), Fresh Start is now available exclusively on TheOverflow, while iTunes pre-orders, with Instant-Grat tracks "Not Forgotten," "All Yours" and "Dare You To Trust My Love," have begun... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, August 28, 2015*


Nichole Nordeman Releases New EP, "The Unmaking," Today!

Multiple Dove award winner and songwriter Nichole Nordeman releases her anticipated brand new EP, The Unmaking, today with Capitol CMG. This six-track project is Nordeman's first release since 2005's Brave (Sparrow Records). Each song found on The Unmaking was written with passion and hope during a challenging time for Nordeman. "Sometimes the hardest thing about being broken is standing still long enough to admit... << Full Report >>
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The Wedding Offers Status Update On The Band

Rock band The Wedding released their latest studio album, ironically titled No Direction, through Tooth & Nail Records in 2012, however the band has been laying low now for roughly two years since the close of their last tour. Finally, this week, the band broke silence to explain what's up, not saying they have officially broken up, but basically stating that they're inactive until further notice... << Full Report >>
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Joey the Jerk Releases "Don't Be Afraid (feat. Propaganda)" Single

Joey the Jerk is back this week with his 2nd single "Don't Be Afraid", & this time he brings out the heavy artillery as he features long-time friend & collaborator, Propaganda. The song is a hard-hitting banger, with an even stronger message of an unashamed faith in the face of non-believers & naysayers. On the making of the song, Joey says, "I had a whole bunch of beats that I sent Propaganda, and this is the one that he liked the best and resonated with. The original concept was t... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Returns With New Single, "Wanna Be Happy?"

It's been four years since GRAMMY® winning recording artist, songwriter and super producer, Kirk Franklin, released his own music and now he's back with a new single and question, "Wanna Be Happy?" The heartfelt new offering was released today on all digital music providers and made its radio debut on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. "Wanna Be Happy?" is the first single from Franklin's forthcoming eleventh album scheduled to be released in November on Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records... << Full Report >>
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Manafest To Release Album "Reborn" October 2

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest returns to his indie roots with Reborn, releasing Oct. 2 through The Fuel Music. With tracks that mirror the hunger and predominant hip-hop flavors accompanying this versatile artist's self-released debut a dozen years ago, Manafest offers downloads of two of these new songs beginning today with each iTunes pre-order of Reborn. Featured downloads include "Reborn" and lead single/video, "Let You Drive... << Full Report >>
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Travis Ryan Releases New EP, "You Hold It All," Today

Worship leader, recording artist and award-winning songwriter, Travis Ryan, releases today his five-song EP, You Hold It All, globally through Integrity Music. The EP is meant to be a shining testament to God's faithfulness, through both the beautiful and the tragic circumstances of his own life and journey God has providentially led him on. Produced by fellow Integrity Music writer Michael Farren and Ryan's brother, Brandon Collins, You Hold It All was recorded live just outside of Nashville at LifePoint Church... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 27, 2015*


Help Geoff Moore Make His New Album

Geoff Moore recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new studio album. It's been four years since the release of his last project, 2011's Saying Grace. Geoff writes, "It's been over four years since I recorded and released my last album Saying Grace. I've been so blessed to have been able to write and record 15 albums... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Receives Three Dove Award Nominations

Francesca Battistelli has many blessings to celebrate this season. The Fervent Records recording artist recently received a Dove Award Song of the Year nomination for "He Knows My Name," bringing her total for the 2015 ceremony to three nominations. In a previous announcement, she received nods for top honor Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for "Holy Spirit," which just wrapped an impressive 15-week run at No. 1. It's Battistelli's third consecutive single from 2014 album If We're Honest to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Is "Laughing In The Dark" With Big Screen Debut

"Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark," a one-night only cinema event, presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment, will premier in select theaters around the country Tuesday, October 27, at 7 pm (all time zones). A deeply personal glimpse into the life of Chonda Pierce, the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all-time, the film chronicles a series of tragic circumstances she... << Full Report >>
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Screaming Giant Offers Free Releases from Man Alive and October Light

Screaming Giant Records are now offering two albums for free download for 1 week only. Get both Man Alive "A Light Goes On" and October Light "Free!" for free download until next Thursday... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 26, 2015*


Gateway Worship Returns With "Walls" October 2

Walls, the highly anticipated sixth live recording from internationally acclaimed Gateway Worship, is set to bow October 2 from FairTrade Services. Produced by Walker Beach, Josh Alltop and Miguel Noyola of Gateway Worship Production, the project-available in both CD and DVD formats- features 13 selections penned by such leading worship writers as Thomas Miller, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Rita Springer and Mark Harris, among others... << Full Report >>
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Rawsrvnt Debuts "Go Hard (feat. Transparent)" Single

Rawsrvnt releases a new single from his Game Changer album due out October 9th. This high-energy anthem is designed to be an encouragement for anyone pressing toward their life goals - whether in the physical, spiritual, or mental arenas. The song challenges listeners to give 100% toward their effort (aka "go hard") and features Bay-area hit maker Transparent as a guest artist... << Full Report >>
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Author/Pastor Brian Cosby Releases "Uncensored: Daring To Embrace The Entire Bible"

Pastor, seminary professor, blogger, conference speaker and author Brian Cosby releases Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible Oct. 1 from David C Cook. In the book, Cosby dares Christians to embrace the entire Bible by exposing the dangers of cherry-picking only the 'socially correct' verses rather than holding fast to the whole counsel of God. Uncensored is a wake-up call to Christians who find themselves embarrassed by portions of Scripture... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, August 25, 2015*


Skillet Skillet Helms Star-Studded Winter Jam West

GRAMMY®-nominated, platinum-selling rockers Skillet are poised to headline the Western leg of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, one of the largest annual tours in the world. Making history earlier this year with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country, the tour will conclude an unprecedented year with stops in nine additional cities in November... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Release "We Are" Sept. 4

When the steel industry abandoned Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the city's churches united under the banner TrueCity to help revitalize a dying community. Four worship leaders from separate churches at the forefront of this movement, Elias Dummer (lead vocals, keys), Eric Fusilier (bass), Josh Vanderlaan (drums) and Aaron Powell (guitars), joined forces to become The City Harmonic, a reflection of Jeremiah 29:7's command to "seek the peace of the city." This raucous, award-winning band has since seen the power of unity first-hand in Hamilton and internationally... << Full Report >>
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Veridia Veridia's Only The Crazy Survive Tour to benefit Mocha Club

Mocha Club and the band Veridia announced today a partnership to change communities in Africa. With the launch of the Only The Crazy Survive Tour on September 15 and continuing through each date, Veridia will share the work of Mocha Club and ask concert-goers to join in on the efforts. "I am honored to be able to partner with an organization like Mocha Club who is helping change the lives of women in Ethiopia," said lead singer, Deena Jakoub. "The work Mocha Club does is close to my... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 24, 2015*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces New Album Plans; Album To Release In 2016

Switchfoot just wrapped their successful Tour De Compadres with NEEDTOBREATHE, but the band isn't resting long before getting back to work. Amidst frontman Jon Foreman's solo tour dates to promote his new 4-EP project, The Wonderlands, the band will be working out plans for their 10th studio album, set to release in 2016. Foreman announced the band's new album from the stage while on Tour De Compadres, and talked about it in more detail in an interview with Jesusfreakhideout.com's John DiBiase last Wednesday... << Full Report >>
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GMA Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson To Host 46th Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouse Erica Campbell, the five time Grammy winner and WEtv star of the hit show "Mary Mary," and New York Times best-selling author Sadie Robertson as the co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). Additionally, the Song and Songwriter of the Year categories are announced today. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, live from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m (CST)... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United First-Ever OUTCRY Tour Elevates the Local Church By Gathering More Than 130,000

The 2015 OUTCRY tour recently wrapped a two-week, 7,200-mile, 12-city journey supporting local church ministries, leading more than 130,000 attendees in praise and worship. Created and produced by Premier Productions -- and fostered through local pastor gatherings -- sold-out arenas and amphitheaters were filled with a collective 60 hours of music led by Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, Jesus Culture, Passion, Crowder, Trip Lee and Lauren Daigle... << Full Report >>
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Dee-1 Yahoo Music Premieres Dee-1's New Video "I'm Not Perfect"

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Dee-1, releases his new video, "I'm Not Perfect," exclusively on Yahoo Music today. Directed by newcomer, Matt Mars and produced by Dee-1, the bold song and video symbolizes the rapper's decision to make his relationship with Christ known. Check out the video now by visiting http://smarturl.it/ImNotPerfectPremiere. "There was a pivotal shift in my Christian walk around the time I wrote 'I'm Not Perfect... << Full Report >>
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Taelor Gray Releases "The Mocker and the Monarch" September 4

Taelor Gray is set to release "The Mocker and the Monarch" on September 4th. The guest and producer lists are packed with familiar names. Check out the track list details, listen to the latest single and watch the music video... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, August 22, 2015*


Leeland Announces Partnership with Bethel Music

Worship band Leeland made waves in 2006 when the group released their first national album, Sound of Melodies, via Essential Records/Provident Music. The band has undergone many member changes in recent years and had parted ways with their label home, but the now-duo has announced a partnership with Bethel Music, reuniting them with Provident Music in the process. Yesterday, the band announced, "We are SO EXCITED to announce... We are now a part of the Bethel Music artist collective... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, August 21, 2015*


John Waller Unleashes “Crazy Faith” Radio Single and Album

Recording artist and songwriter John Waller unleashes "Crazy Faith" as the first single and video from his fourth full-length album, Crazy Faith, which releases today (Aug. 21) to digital and physical retailers everywhere through City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. Already garnering acclaim from radio programmers, fellow artists and more, plus receiving more than 20,000 views of the single's music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3I9TVikxUE, the album's title track is further featured in the theatrical release, War Room... << Full Report >>
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Joey the Jerk Returns with "Winning the War (feat. Playdough)" Single

Joey the Jerk is back! This staple of CHH and 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, we thought Playdough was a perfect addition. CookBook... << Full Report >>
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Drew Smith Debuts Single "I'ma Fly"

The introduction to Drew Smith and Hothandz collaboration, "Ima Fly" is the perfect start to ease the listeners into the musical infusion that's to come. "Ima Fly" is a Philly hip hop influenced record that's sure to have people head nodding. Drew Smith is talking about spear heading a new wave of hope in dying world. He speaks about having the resources to cause a change and actually using it... << Full Report >>
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Rawsrvnt To Release "Game Changer" October 9

After more than a decade of experience making music under the name Rawsrvnt, Eddy Puyol is ready share a more intimate side of his life off the stage. Within the last year he's gotten married, purchased a home, and become a father - all "game changing" facets that reflect his personal maturity and influence the collection of songs he's soon to release on the album titled Game Changer... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 20, 2015*


MAXX Goes Top 10 With 3for3; Readies Kolby Koloff At Radio

Riding the wave of the burgeoning label’s debut act 3for3’s entry into the Top 10 at CHR radio with “Halfway,” Maxx Recordings is set to release teen singer/songwriter Kolby Koloff, who rose to notoriety on the hit Lifetime TV series “Preacher’s Daughters.” Her self-penned debut “Grow,” is delivered to radio this week. Kolby Koloff single “Grow” addresses the notion of learning how to let go and grow with your faith in hand. “And with some sun and with some rain, a little shelter from the pain, with some patience... << Full Report >>
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DREAM Label Group Announces New Darrell Evans Release "Fearless"

Darrell Evans, famous for songs like, "Trading My Sorrows", "Let The River Flow", "Fields Of Grace" and "Your Love Is Extravegent" is releasing his newest album, Fearless, September 25th on Dream Worship. His sound is a guitar driven singer songwriter Americana folk rock mixed powered Christ filled inspirational lyrics. With a 19 year history in Christian music and a Dove Award Nomination, Darrell continues to bring is God given talent of worship to the masses... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 19, 2015*


Integrity Music Integrity Music Artists, Songwriters Honored With Dove Award Nominations

Integrity Music artists, songwriters and ministry partners were recently honored with eight Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations in categories that ranged from Worship Song of the Year and Long Form Video to Spanish Language Album of the Year and Southern Gospel Recorded Song. Leading the list is All Sons & Daughters who picked up three nominations, including Worship Song of the Year for "Great Are You Lord" and Worship Album of the Year... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, August 18, 2015*


toby Be In The Audience for TobyMac's Performance on Fox and Friends

TobyMac and his band DiverseCity will be in New York City on Wednesday, August 19th, performing on the Fox and Friends Summer Stage in Times Square. The show begins at 8:45am, but be sure to be there at 7:00am to ensure a spot in the audience. For those of you who can't make it, Fox and Friends, which is on the Fox News network, will be airing parts of the concert throughout the show, 7-9am ET. They will also broadcast a song live from their... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 17, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight Single "Safety" Tops Radio, Receives Dove Nomination

GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award-winning Fireflight continues to chart its own course to both fan and industry acclaim with its indie release, INNOVA. Last week, the music industry honored the band with its seventh Dove Award nomination as radio programmers re-launch "Safety (Feat. Stephen Christian)" from INNOVA back to the top of the rock charts. Music fans are also showing up in droves to see the band live at events this summer... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's Amanda Cook To Release "Brave New World" Sept. 25

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, on September 25 through Provident Distribution. Featuring 13 original songs, the album reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich atmosphere of worship. Intentionally crafted like a painting made with strokes of melodies and chords, the album invites listeners to experience Cook's recorded journey of discovery, permission and mystery... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 13, 2015*


Jesusfreakhideout.com Jesusfreakhideout.com Celebrates 19 Years With Release of Fifth Free Indie Compilation

JesusFreakHideout.com, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web that has helped to pave the way for similar media outlets, is celebrating 19 years online today. To celebrate, the JFH team is releasing the next installment of their popular free indie mp3 compilation, Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five. The biggest JFH compilation to date -- offering 53 songs and artists -- is the first to feature original cover artwork drawn by JFH founder and Editor-in-Chief, John DiBiase. Fans can also enter to win limited edition numbered prints of the artwork as part of the site's anniversary celebration. (Click here to enter the contest!). Additional prints are available for purchase in DiBiase's online art shop to help support JFH... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective's "You Will Never Run" Video Premieres Exclusively on FoxNews

Rend Collective's "You Will Never Run" video premiered exclusively on FoxNews.com. Click here to watch FOX News Host Todd Starnes' interview with Rend Collective and to see the exclusive premiere of the "You Will Never Run" music video! Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr's "Everything I Need" Set For September 18

Everything I Need, the highly-anticipated fourth studio recording from acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is set to bow September 18. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Needtobreathe), Scott Cash (WOW Worship, Dan Bremnes) and Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace), the project showcases seven selections, six of which were co-penned by Starr. Everything I Need features the new single, “Through Me." Produced by Stevens and written by Starr, Stevens and Ian Eskelin, the song is currently impacting Christian radio formats nationwide. Additional highlights of the album include “God Is” and “Sunshine," as well as two songs with deeply personal meanings for Starr: “My Father’s Love” and “Forever Faithful... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 12, 2015*


GMA 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today In Nashville

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year's award show is "Better Together" which focuses on the strength in unity. The conference was also streamed live on CMM MAGAZINE and YES Lord Radio. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network's global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and... << Full Report >>
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New Empire Announces Their Final Tour

Australian rock band New Empire may only have released their Tooth & Nail Records debut in the United States a year ago, but the band has been active Down Under for the past 10 years. Still, the it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear that the Syndey band is calling it quits. The band announced on social media this week, "Hey gang, Jeremy here. After ten years, 3 albums, thousands of friends and countless memories... << Full Report >>
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Live Stream Sold Out Show in Nashville Friday at 9:30 pm

NEEDTOBREATHE's TOUR DE COMPADRES will be coming to an end this month (cue Full House studio audience: "Aww."). The band writes, "We feel like we say it after every tour, but this really has been our favorite tour to date. We have had a blast all summer playing music with some of our best friends in the world and seeing all your smiling faces. Our jobs are super cool. We have had so many amazing nights on this tour including shows at the Greek in LA, a SOLD OUT Red... << Full Report >>
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Colony House Announce New Fall U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

Nashville rock trio Colony House announced today new Fall U.S. tour dates on the heels of wrapping up their 40+ date tour with NeedToBreathe, Drew Holcomb, and Switchfoot. Colony House will co-headline with fellow Tennesseans COIN who are coming off a successful summer trek that included a memorable Lollapalooza debut on August 1. The tour will kick off on September 29 in Philadelphia at The Barbary (see dates below) with pre-sale/VIP tickets on sale August 11 and general tickets on sale August 14... << Full Report >>
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Monday, August 10, 2015*


Kristene DiMarco's "Mighty" Debuts at No. 3

Worship leader Kristene DiMarco has released her first live album, Mighty (Jesus Culture Music/Capitol CMG), which is available now. During its first week, DiMarco's album was the highest selling debut for Jesus Culture Music as a new and developing artist. The album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart along with a Billboard Top 200 debut and at No. 3 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Albums chart... << Full Report >>
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Becca Bradley Releases "The Lion's Eyes"

Nashville-based worship leader, accomplished musician and recording artist Becca Bradley independently released her second studio EP, The Lion's Eyes, Friday (Aug. 7, 2015) amidst acclaim. Penning all of the songs on her newest project, including two co-writes with producer Evan Sieling, Bradley presents a thematic message of light and dark that points to a Jesus who is undeniably compelling to those first hearing the gospel... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, August 7, 2015*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Debuts First Single Off "Uncomfortable" Album

Artist Andy Mineo debuts "Uncomfortable," the title track off of his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Uncomfortable, to be released September 18, 2015 (Reach Records). The new full-length album, available now for pre-order across iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play is currently #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts and ranks top ten on iTunes overall charts. Fans who purchase the pre-order will receive an instant grat download of the first single "Uncomfortable... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest To Release Reborn Oct. 2

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest pushes musical envelopes, creating an uplifting, seamless blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop while selling 300,000-plus albums, playing more than 1,000 events logged over four continents and garnering four Juno and five GMA Dove Award nominations along with nine GMA Canada Covenant Awards. After seven albums in the major label system, and anchored by a sea of tastemaking fans that fully funded his current PledgeMusic campaign... << Full Report >>
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Among The Thirsty BEC Recordings Releases FREE Summer Sampler Courtesy of Cure International

For a limited time, download BEC Recordings' FREE Summer's Not Over Sampler at Noisetrade! The Sampler includes 12 songs from current BEC Artists including 7eventh Time Down, David Dunn, Among The Thirsty, All Things New, Rapture Ruckus, Kutless, Aaron Gillespie, and more! While you're downloading the Sampler, head over to Cure International's... << Full Report >>
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Cheri Keaggy Cheri Keaggy Releases New Album, "No Longer My Own"

Psalm 91 Records has announced the release of Dove Award-winning recording artist Cheri Keaggy's latest album, No Longer My Own, to retail (yesterday) Friday, August 7. The project, which is distributed by Elevate Entertainment, is the singer/songwriter's ninth full-length CD to date. "I gave a copy of No Longer My Own to my Dad," muses Keaggy. "After he had a chance to give it a good listen... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, August 6, 2015*


toby ESPN Online Unveils Exclusive Worldwide Premiere of TobyMac's "Feel It" Music Video

ESPN Online Unveils Exclusive Worldwide Premiere of “Feel It” Music Video From Six-Time GRAMMY ®Winner TobyMac. New album This Is Not A Test releases tomorrow, Friday August 7. Check out the article and video... << Full Report >>
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Tye Tribbett, Jason Crabb Join Forces for the Up Close and Personal Tour

Cinder Entertainment has announced that multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb, along with Dove Award winning comedian Akintunde, have joined forces to create what is shaping up as one of the most unique, must-experience concert tours of 2015. The Up Close and Personal Tour will not only allow audiences to experience the artists in an intimate concert setting, but it will also provide the artists the opportunity to express their desire to break down barriers that too often separate generations, cultures, denominations and races... << Full Report >>
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J Vessel Debuts "Take It To The World (feat. Dwayne Tryumf)" Music Video

"Take It To The World" is the first single from J Vessel's debut project Halo due for release later this year. With the support of fellow Londoner, Dwayne Tryumf, J speaks of using his gifts and talents in a positive way and spreading good news all the way from his home town to the world... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, August 5, 2015*


Fearless BND Worth Dying For Changes Name to Fearless BND

On September 4, 2015, FEARLESS BND will be releasing the new single “Brighter.” This is the first single to be released in their once-a-month structure, and the first since rebranding from their previous identity as groundbreaking modern worship outfit Worth Dying For. FEARLESS BND, the sound of worship at Fearless LA, is launching a ‘loaves and fishes’ approach to creating new music for the church. The sole purpose is to equip and empower pastors and worship leaders... << Full Report >>
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Shonlock Reaches #1 On Billboard CHR/Hot AC Chart

Urban pop artist Shonlock has emerged onto the scene with his second no. 1 Billboard hit. The pop-infused "Beyond This World" topped the CHR/Hot AC chart. The single is off Shonlock's 2014 release A Night To Remember, which commemorates Shonlock's own journey to faith as well as exhorts fellow journeyers. "Many times, us as believers, we tend to separate ourselves from society, which causes us to lose the effectiveness in the communities in which we are called to reach," Shonlock shares about the single, "I was just thinking about how timely this song is with the condition of America and the world today and how important it is for us to continue to let our light shine... << Full Report >>
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Robert Randolph's Band The Word Adds New Dates To Fall Tour

THE WORD - Robert Randolph, John Medeski and the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) have added additional dates to their fall tour, which includes stops at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on October 14th and New York's Webster Hall on October 16th. The fall tour kicks off with two shows in San Francisco's Fillmore Theater on October 1st & 2nd. Additional stops include Los Angeles' Fonda Theater October 3rd, Concord Music Hall in Chicago, October 12 and wrapping up in Boston... << Full Report >>
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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Release Debut "Heavenly Fire" August 7

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Ba Da Bing records (Sharon Van Etten, Beirut) are excited to share the Los Angeles based group's debut album, Heavenly Fire. The album is streaming in full via Relix Magazine, and will be released Friday, August 7th. Recorded with Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston and the Business), Heavenly Fire is "a rip-roaring, soaring batch of rootsy-flavored originals," writes LA Weekly. An explosive barn-burner of a record, taught... << Full Report >>
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Stryper Multi-Platinum Rock Band Stryper to Host Fan Weekend September 10 in Anaheim

Multi-platinum rock band Stryper is taking Stryper Fan Weekend to the West Coast this year. The popular fan event will take place September 10-13, 2015 in Anaheim, packed with exciting events, special guests and more fan access than ever before. Stryper Fan Weekend will provide fans with the opportunity to go back in time to Southern California – the place where it all began for the band. A number of once-in-a-lifetime events are being planned, including a wide variety of special guests... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, August 4, 2015*


Kevin Max Kevin Max Announces New Covers Album, "Starry Eyes"

Singer/songwriter Kevin Max has announced his next solo studio project, Starr Eyes. It's a project he's been teasing online for months, but yesterday he officially went public about the project. Max is calling it a "covers dream album." Check out what he here: "'Starry Eyes' is a project I have been working on under the radar after my release of 'Broken Temples'.... As many of you know I am a pretty restless soul when it comes to the Arts... The decade of 2000-2010 saw me releasing several solo albums and EP's as diverse as anybody could have predicted. In those years I crafted songs quite a distance away from the band I had been in the decade before (dctalk- 1989-2000). It became clear to the listeners and supporters that took the journey with me, that I had a passion for music in many different forms. From the first release... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and New Breed Score 7th Career Number One Album

Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton and longtime ensemble NewBreed earn number one album on both Billboard's Top Gospel and Top Christian/Gospel charts for current project COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA. The album also enters the top 50 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. ... << Full Report >>
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Screaming Giant Records Announces Digital Re-Launch

Orange County, CA. based record label that existed from 1997 until 2001, Screaming Giant Records, is back! The entire past discography is now available for purchase digitally. In addition, the label is selling a few recent albums from a variety of bands they are representing including At The Wayside, October Light, Man Alive, My Compatriots, and Seeker & Servant. The latest Pop-Punk collection of tunes from At The Wayside is available for FREE Download for 2 weeks only... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, August 3, 2015*


Stryper Stryper Return With "Fallen," New Album Out October 16

Stryper is back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the latest song from their upcoming 9th studio album, Fallen. The title track “Fallen” can be heard via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/IBdoO1FUdng. The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) returns with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening choral refrains of “Yahweh” to the signature vocal scream at the end of “King Of Kings,” it is apparent that Stryper is back with their heaviest and most inspired work to date that is scheduled for release on October 16th via Frontiers Music SRL... << Full Report >>
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Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Announces 12-City Headlining Tour Tour Still Stands

Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 announces their 12-city headlining "Tour Stands Still" Tour with special guests Born Cages, which kicks off Friday, October 16 in Vienna, VA and wraps Monday, November 2 in Chicago, IL (complete list of tour dates below). Family Force 5 - known for their electrifying live show and for always bringing the party, and whose music has been featured on ESPN and music videos have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube... << Full Report >>
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New Single from Decipha of CTZN Music

Decipha, a founding member of the CTZN Collective and one of the fastest rappers in CHH, is back after a 5 year year hiatus. "See My Day" is a quick paced, rapid fire delivery with an intense and hopeful message. The single is available at iTunes and free, exclusively via Bandcamp. Jesus said in John 8:56 "...Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day." The Jews were confused as to how someone like Him, Jesus of Nazareth could... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music Releases "Soar"

Representing the innovative best of worship ministries across the U.S., SOAR released July 31 from Influence Music (Provident Distribution) and establishes a new benchmark in modern worship from the local church, for the local church. Produced by John Hartley (Integrity Music, Sparrow Records), SOAR captures the intimacy and excitement of transformational worship at the grassroots level. This powerful collection of 11 songs from Denver’s Red Rocks Church; Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida; Journey Community Church near Cleveland; and National Community Church in Washington, D.C... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 31, 2015*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "All Yours" Single Available Now

"All Yours," the latest single from GRAMMY® Award-nominated Gotee artist Ryan Stevenson, is available at all online outlets beginning today, including Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music. The "All Yours" lyric video premiers today on Ryan Stevenson's YouTube channel. The in-demand single follows Stevenson's hit "Not Forgotten," which held the #1 position on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart for two consecutive... << Full Report >>
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Tree63 Tree63 To Release New Album "Land" Via Fuel Music Sept. 11

Internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 will independently release its seventh full-length album, Land, on 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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Singer/Songwriter Meredith Kinleigh Releases Debut Single

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh is releasing her debut single, "Sail On," today. The song, which will appear on the singer/songwriter's EP due out this Fall, is being serviced to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio. The single also is available at iTunes. "I am beyond excited that the day is here to release my first single," Meredith Kinleigh said... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 30, 2015*


Warr Acres Announces New Album, "Future" And Releases New Song

Warr Acres is proud to announce the release of their fourth studio album titled Future, which releases August 28th on Dream Records. The Oklahoma powerhouse features a mix of pop, electronic and worship which shows the immense growth of the band. "We are so excited about what we believe is our best album yet. Future lives in the tension between our anxiousness about the unknown and finding comfort in being in the middle of God's will. This is our most vulnerable record yet and we truly hope it ministers to everyone who listens... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 29, 2015*


JJ Heller to Release Eighth Studio Project "Sound of a Living Heart" August 21

Indie music and radio favorite JJ Heller's professional and personal life always seems to be chronicled in her songs. With the release of her eighth studio album Sound of a Living Heart, JJ stays true to her signature style, welcoming her listeners to join her in the pursuit of a whole-hearted life. Produced by Jonny Macintosh (Third Day, Switchfoot), Sound of a Living Heart will hit stores and online outlets August 21... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 27, 2015*


Pillar To Return With "One Love Revolution" August 21

It's been a long time coming, but Pillar's reunion album, One Love Revolution, will street in less than one month, on Friday August 21st. LifeWay store shoppers will be able to grab the album a few days earlier however, as it hits shelves exclusively in their stores on August 18th. The CD will also be exclusive to LifeWay. About this project, the band writes: "All digital albums come with the exclusive track "A Season" (Which is one of my favs. -Kalel). Will be available in iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. **iTunes is offering a instant download of "We Ride" upon pre-ordering... << Full Report >>
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Jesusfreakhideout.com Jesus Freak Hideout Announces "Highlighting 2015" Part Two Winners

For our 9th annual Highlighting feature, we split the year into TWO pieces -- January to June and July to December. Each list contains 15 artists/releases for a total of 30 in total for 2015. So, without further ado, we give you Highlighting Second-Half 2015! -- Please keep in mind that any artists that placed in the... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 24, 2015*


Falling Up Release New Instrumental EP

Former Tooth & Nail band Falling Up has been hard at work on what they're calling their final studio album, but in the mean time, the band has released a brand new instrumental EP, titled House Full of Caverns, for their fans via Bandcamp. About this project and their final album due out this October, the band writes: "Ever since our Kickstarter campaign ended last September we've been hard at work making this new album and it's, hands down, the best thing we've done musically... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 23, 2015*


MercyMe Unveils Fall Tour and Announces "MercyMe, It's Christmas!"

GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall "Greater Than Tour," kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It's Christmas! set to debut on October 9. The album will mark the multi-platinum selling band's second Christmas release. The announcements were revealed in the midst of celebrating their second No. 1 hit, "Flawless," (Billboard's Christian AC Indicator chart) from the best-selling Welcome to the New project (2014)... << Full Report >>
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Paper Route Announce Signing With Kemosabe/Sony Records

Indie pop band Paper Route have just announced their signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records in a special announcement at paperrouteonline.com. Among mentioning that they'll finally be able to finish their new, long-awaited album, the band writes: "It is with much excitement that we announce our signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records. We are very confident in the things to come and can’t wait to share them with you... << Full Report >>
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Switchfoot Switchfoot Partners With SOS Radio To Volunteer For Urban Garden

Members of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Switchfoot recently traded their instruments for gardening tools while volunteering their time at Las Vegas non-profit, City Impact Center. The band worked alongside SOS Radio listeners to weed, beautify and replant several garden beds in City Impact Center's Urban Garden. The Urban Garden is used to teach students how to plant, grow and harvest fruit & vegetables while also teaching economic skills... << Full Report >>
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Jason Crabb Honored With Street Name In His Hometown

GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, "Jason Crabb Drive," in his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY. This past weekend during a hometown show at the new, state-of-the-art Beaver Dam Amphitheater, the city surprised and honored Crabb with the street sign for the road entering the Amphitheater. "We were thrilled to have Jason come home for this concert," shared Mayor Paul Sandefur. "We were even more thrilled to show him how proud we are of him and his work... << Full Report >>
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NewSong NewSong's "Beating Hearts Tour" Features Mandisa and Danny Gokey This Fall

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is slated to bring their "Beating Hearts Tour" to multiple cities across the country this fall. Presented by Holt International, the tour will feature GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning vocalist Mandisa and chart-topping singer/songwriter Danny Gokey, both former "American Idol" finalists. Kicking-off October 8 in Zanesville, Ohio, and hitting Virginia Beach, Virginia; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Russellville, Alabama, among other cities, NewSong will showcase selections from their... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 22, 2015*


Lecrae Lecrae's "Anomaly" Releases To Limited Edition Double Vinyl

Hear Lecrae's chart-topping album 'Anomaly' like you've never heard it before, now on vinyl. The new boxed set comes packaged in a sturdy hard cover case, complete with spot gloss logo accents on the casing. The booklet showcases the art and liner notes beautifully in large format, along with two full color print sleeves for each record. Set also includes a physical cd of the album, plus a digital download of the digital deluxe version of the album which includes the full album plus instrumental and acapellas. The vinyl box set is only available online or at Lecrae's live shows. This is a limited time... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 21, 2015*


dctalk DC Talk Celebrates 20 Years of "Jesus Freak" With Vinyl Releases

Gotee Records and Superfan Vinyl are celebrating 20 years since the release of DC Talk's groundbreaking album Jesus Freak by making its vinyl debut this November (the same month it released in 1995) in a limited edition double vinyl. In addition to the original 13 tracks on the album, the vinyl release will include two fan favorites from the Jesus Freak single: "Jesus Freak (Freaked Out Remix)" and the band's live cover of Larry Norman's "I Wish We'd All Been Ready." Jesus Freak will be pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl... << Full Report >>
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Blindside To Play Album "Silence" For One Night Only, October 10th in NYC

Swedish rock band Blindside made waves in 2001 with their breakout album Silence and it's been four years since the guys have played a show in the United States. However, the band just announced that that is about to change with a special performance of their album Silence -- in its entirety -- one night only, October 10th, in New York City... << Full Report >>
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Scott MacIntyre Releases New Single, "Remarkable"

Scott MacIntyre is releasing a new song, "Remarkable," to Christian radio today. The release of the single, which is being shipped to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted stations, comes in the wake of MacIntyre's recovery from his second kidney transplant. "I feel blessed beyond measure to be able to release new music and prepare to resume my tour schedule," MacIntyre says... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 20, 2015*


Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Announces New Dual EPs "Calm" and "Storm," Available September 11

Colton Dixon will give fans a glimpse of his musical versatility with the upcoming releases of dual EPs Calm and Storm, debuting September 11. Calm, a stripped down collection of acoustic songs, and Storm, a compilation of energetic remixed tracks, will feature fan favorites from Dixon's debut release A Messenger and current project ANCHOR. Fans will hear transformed versions of the biggest hits including "You Are," "Never Gone" and "More Of You... << Full Report >>
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Alt Metal Band Fades Away Releases New Single

Veteran Alternative Metal band Fades Away has released its first new music in over two years. The single, entitled "The Rose," is available through major digital retail outlets including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and others. "I pricked my finger on the rose. Held up my hand to see the hole and watched the poison slowly take control." The lyrics from vocalist / lyricist Dave Erickson explore the human propensity to gravitate toward things which are harmful, as well as the struggle to stay on the right path. Fades Away has always confronted the serious issues of life that affect us all, but Dave always... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 17, 2015*


Influence Music Releases New Worship Anthem from Red Rocks Church

Released July 14, “Fill This Place” is the fourth single from the upcoming album, SOAR, from Influence Music. A mid-tempo call to worship, “Fill This Place” was written by worship leaders Jake Espy and Jerrica Matrone. They are two of the eight full-time worship staff at Red Rocks Church, which currently serves an average of nearly 8,000 people at three locations on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 15, 2015*


Write This Down Write This Down Announces New EP "Foundations" and Debuts New Song

Tooth & Nail Records rock band Write This Down has been rather quiet as of late, but the guys just debuted a brand new song less than an hour ago on Facebook with an update on their lives along with the video. Check it all out below... "Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks for hangin' in there so long. It's taken entirely too long to put out some new jams, but we finally have a little something to show you. Quick life update: Chad and Rachel and sweet baby Jase moved to Utah. Mike and Tianna are getting married in September and have recently bought a house in the cities. King and Kelly are moving to Arizona in September... << Full Report >>
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3for3 Tours Country on Air 1 Positive Hits Tour

MAXX Recordings new group 3for3 is taking their talent on the road for the Air 1 Positive Hits Tour on the heels of their July 24th debut EP release 3for3 featuring the single "Halfway." For tickets and more information, please visit http://cms.air1.com/positive-hits-tour.aspx. The EP is now available for preorder here. The guys of 3for3 may be newcomers to the music scene, but Spencer Lloyd, Benji Schuler and Josh Davis prove... << Full Report >>
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Eleven22 Worship To Release Before All Things September 4

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, September 4. The new project reflects the growth of a movement of authentic faith as well as the creative outpouring of a community seeking to experience corporate worship in a new way. Led by Worship Pastor Ben Williams, Eleven22 Worship is a collective of professional musicians, talented vocalists and lay-leaders... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country LifeChurch.tv Welcomes For King and Country for Week of Worship

Grammy and Dove Award-winning band For King & Country will take the stage at LifeChurch.tv's Church Online starting Saturday, July 18. The band, led by brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone, led an intimate worship set that will be part of the Church Online live services for one week only, alongside a message from LifeChurch.tv Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. Church Online will be the only place to see the exclusive worship set and an interview with the band... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 14, 2015*


Third Day Join Third Day for an Evening of Worship on Their Lead Us Back Tour This Fall

GRAMMY® Award-winning THIRD DAY have just announced their upcoming tour plans. In support of their most recent album Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, the band will embark on the "Lead Us Back Tour." Hitting 22 markets this fall, the tour will kick off in Wichita, KS on October 1 and run through November 21 in Columbia, SC. The tour will pick back up in spring 2016. Brandon Heath is set to join the fall leg of the tour along with Warren Barfield who will speak on behalf of Food For The Hungry. The latest tour dates are below, and tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 17 in select markets... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic To Release New Album "We Are" September 4

Raucous, award-winning band, The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, was formed through the sweat, joy and tears of urban mission. From a crucible of small churches of various denominations in Hamilton, Ontario, calling themselves TrueCity, the heart and line-up of the band was fused. Grappling with the struggle of everyday people and writing songs for worship fueled by a "together for the good of the city" ethos, The City Harmonic returns with its third full-length album, WE ARE, releasing through Integrity Music September 4... << Full Report >>
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4HIM 4Him Reunites For "25 Years 4Him" Tour This Fall

Premier Productions announces the 25 YEARS 4HIM Tour, as the award-winning group 4Him celebrates 25 years of music and 25 No. 1 hits. Reuniting on the road once again, the 25 Years 4Him Tour features the music that has inspired multiple generations and countless believers, including the empowering songs of hope and faith such as "Basics of Life," "Where There is Faith," and "Future Generations." *Tickets for 25 Years 4Him Tour are on sale to the public beginning July 17... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Pens Book, "How Could I Ask For More"

How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty, the latest nonfiction title from GRAMMY® nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, is set to bow August 4 from Worthy Publishing. Inspired by Morgan's career-defining song, "How Could I Ask For More," the 224-page book is a collection of stories celebrating the blessings that compose a rich, full life. With a foreword by acclaimed singer/songwriter, author and speaker Kelly Minter, each of the 29 chapters depicts defining seasons throughout Morgan's life and the lives of various... << Full Report >>
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Schyler Dixon Schyler Dixon Releases First Single, "I'm Changed" Today

20-year-old Schyler Dixon first found the national spotlight at 15 when she attended the Nashville auditions for American Idol and won over then judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler for the Fox show's 10th season in 2011. After making it to the Hollywood round in Season 10 and placing in the Top 40 in Season 11, Dixon had earned herself a loyal fan-base that has continued to grow since her time on the show. Following her appearance on Idol, she was invited to join Third Day and brother Colton Dixon on the band's successful Miracle Tour... << Full Report >>
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J Poetic Releases "Broken Restored" Music Video

Today J Poetic releases "Broken Restored." His new video from previously released debut album, "Broken Restored." "Broken Restored" dialogues the complexities of seeing life from death. Ayaka Terakawa is featured on the song not only as an artist, but also the lead actress. She begins head down in a stream, apparently drowned. Throughout the progression of the video, not only does she rise out of the water into life, she also walks into a lot filled with broken down... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 13, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Passion and more lead 12-city Worship Tour

On Friday, July 24, 11 of the world's most prominent worship leaders and two pious speakers will kick off the first of 12 OUTCRY tour dates, offering six hours of praise and worship music nightly. Born from an evening Bible study discussion and driven by a desire to champion the local churches, the two-week journey is led by worship leaders Bethel Music, Crowder, DJ Biz, DJ Promote, Hillsong UNITED, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Lauren Diagle, Passion and Trip Lee... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, July 10, 2015*


Owl City Owl City Releases "Mobile Orchestra" Today

Owl City's fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records/Capitol CMG], is available today. You can get it HERE! Celebrating the release, the multi-platinum, chart-dominating pop maven Owl City - also known as Adam Young-returns to NBC's The Today Show on Tuesday July 14. He will be joined by collaborators Hanson for the new track "Unbelievable," giving audiences everywhere the first official performance of the song... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "My Story" Single and Concert Film "Live In Concert" Available Today

The first song from Big Daddy Weave's highly-anticipated new album is available today. "My Story" is the lead single from Big Daddy Weave's upcoming studio album Beautiful Offerings, releasing September 18. The single is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon and can be streamed on Spotify. Listeners are also able to take home a physical copy of "My Story" when they pre-order Beautiful Offerings through LifeWay Christian Stores... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective To Release "As Family We Go" August 21

Rend Collective is known for their dynamic live worship, and their upcoming August 21 release, As Family We Go, has captured that same energy and spirit. Claiming neither folk or indie rock, this celebration band continues to reinvent the "soundtracks" to their ministry, pushing further into new instrumentation and sounds. The upcoming release will bring 11 tracks of worship music, while a deluxe version of the album will offer two brand new songs, two remixes and one ukulele track... << Full Report >>
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Saint Esprit Release Debut Self-Titled EP

DROM and DREAM Records are pleased to announce the release of Orange County EDM Pop group, Saint Esprit. The Orange County, CA group collaborated with production super duo The Trust (RX Bandits, The Hippos) and Elliot Richardson (Peter Furler, The O.C. Supertones) to make a great album. Matthew Parker (Jonathan Thulin, Capital Kings, Lecrae) contributed a remix as well... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 9, 2015*


Bridgett Kern Signs to DREAM Label Group

Dream Gospel and DREAM Worship are excited to announce the signing of worship leader Bridgett Kern to the growing roster. Bridgett is now taking her music ministry global with her new worship album No One Greater. Her first single from the album, "He Shall Reign" is the epitome of an affirmative anthem of praise. Bridgett called upon a league of extraordinary musicians and songsmiths to contribute to No One Greater Worship and Contemporary Christian songwriters BJ Putnam... << Full Report >>
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6th Day Made Debuts with "The Story of Love"

Christian rock band 6th Day Made debuts this month with their breakout single, “The Story of Love.” The single is available now at digital retailers everywhere including iTunes and Amazon. While 6th Day Made is a relatively new act, its members have shared the stage with many of Christian music's biggest names, including Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson Thousand Foot Krutch and Crowder. The Michigan-based band consists of lead vocalist Jason Eaton, guitarist and background vocalist Mark Maggard, Randy 'Doc' Healy on bass and Jeff Trent on drums... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 8, 2015*


Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and NewBreed releasing their 10th album, "Covered: Alive in Asia" on July 24

Last October, Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton and his longtime ensemble NewBreed traveled far east to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ while recording their highly anticipated new album COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration). Recorded across Asia in stadiums located in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea, Tokyo and Manila the remarkable worship... << Full Report >>
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Daywind Announces New Instrumental Label and Debut Release

Daywind Music Group has long been a leader in the industry with award-winning divisions within Southern Gospel music, publishing, performance tracks, studios, concerts and more. Recently, Daywind has launched a new instrumental label to bring quality instrumental music to the marketplace... << Full Report >>
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Crystal Lewis Releases Two Singles To Radio

CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is set to deliver a double-shot of soul and R&B when the Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winner releases two singles to Christian radio on Tuesday. "Faithful," a song penned by Lewis, will be serviced to Christian AC, Christian CHR and Gospel-formatted stations. "Love Each Other," written by Lewis, Jonathan... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan McReynolds To Release "Life Music: Stage Two" September 18

From the moment he first shared his music, writing his debut album Life Music as a college student, Jonathan McReynolds has burst onto the scene as one of the freshest voices in music today, building a rising tide of acclaim from fans of all ages and peers across genres, from Gospel to Christian, R&B/Soul artists and more. Hailed for his inspiring messages, his far-reaching talents and musicianship as a young singer-songwriter... << Full Report >>
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"Defining Moments Are Never Alone" Article By Tim Chaddick

Below is "Defining Moments Are Never Alone," an article by author and pastor Tim Chaddick. Chaddick's new book, The Truth About Lies: The Unlikely Role Of Temptation In Who You Will Become, releases Aug. 1 from David C Cook. "I preach on the topic of self-examination frequently... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, July 7, 2015*


Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Announces Highly-Anticipated Studio Album, "Beautiful Offerings," Out September 18

Christian music mainstay Big Daddy Weave is preparing to release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album Beautiful Offerings, set to debut September 18, 2015. Beautiful Offerings follows the band's best-selling album to date, Love Come To Life, which brought four consecutive No. 1 singles, including an RIAA Gold Certification for hit single “Redeemed... << Full Report >>
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Seth Mosley Full Circle Music Launches With GRAMMY Award Winning Producer Seth Mosley At Helm

With GRAMMY ®, SESAC and Billboard distinctions to his name, Seth Mosley has crafted Nashville-based Full Circle Music - a music production house offering songwriting, production, engineering, editing, mixing, instrumentation, arrangement, programming, vocals and mastering. With 17 No. 1 singles and credits including Mat Kearney, MercyMe, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Sidewalk Prophets, Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more, the Full Circle Music team offers a wealth of combined experience from multiple genres... << Full Report >>
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UK Worship Leader and Minister Tim Hughes Releases New Album "Pocketful of Faith" July 17

Tim Hughes is one of a small group of British worship leaders and songwriters who have helped shape and define the faith journeys of worshippers young and old for the last fifteen years. The author of songs that have deeply resonated with generations of Christians around the globe, Tim is best recognized for his Dove Award winning modern worship anthem "Here I Am To Worship" along with songs such as "Happy Day," "Beautiful One" and "At Your Name." On July 17, he delivers a new set of songs with Pocketful Of Faith, a 12-track album that reflects a new season in his ministry... << Full Report >>
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"A.D.: The Bible Continues" Comes Home on Blu-ray and DVD November 3

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment bring A.D.: The Bible Continues, the uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history from executive producers Roma Downey (The Bible) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, The Bible), to Blu-ray™ and DVD November 3. Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and amazing visual effects, A.D.: The Bible Continues is a must-own release which arrives just in time for the holidays... << Full Report >>
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Artist Garden Entertainment Signs TAL

Artist Garden Entertainment announces the signing of alternative hip hop artist, TAL (Tal Zentmeyer), to an exclusive management deal. Based in Tampa, FL, TAL shares his blend of alternative hip hop and speaking at churches, youth camps and festivals throughout the south and northeast. "From the first video I saw on-line, I knew there was something special about TAL... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, July 6, 2015*


Meredith Kinleigh Signs With INOV8

INOV8 Music Group has signed emerging singer/songwriter Meredith Kinleigh for label representation. The new artist currently is working on her debut project, with the first single set to be released on July 31, 2015. "My hope is that, through my music, I can deliver an honest message to my generation that is both relevant and transparent," Meredith Kinleigh said. "I have a heart for people who are searching for truth - both believers and non-believers - and my desire is to share how a daily relationship with Christ can be life-giving... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, July 2, 2015*


Anberlin Anberlin To Release "Cities" Live Album July 24

In May of this year, Tooth & Nail Records delighted fans by releasing a live recording of a special night on Anberlin's final tour last fall in which they played their album Never Take Friendship Personal from front to back. Now, on July 24th, the label will be releasing Cities: Live In New York City, offering up a live recording on the beloved fan-favorite album from the same tour. To sweeten the deal, on September 4th, the label will be releasing a special double-vinyl release of the BOTH albums together, with Never Take Friendship Personal in a Royal Blue Variant and Cities in an Orange Crush Variant. You can preorder the vinyl release... << Full Report >>
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Grammy-Nominated Crystal Lewis Successfully Crowdfunds Her 28th Album

Four-time Dove Award-winning, GOLD recording artist Crystal Lewis has partnered with Syntax Creative leading up to the release of her latest album, which will drop on Sept. 11 and is available for pre-order at Apple Music. Though the 45-year-old has already put out over two dozen albums in her almost three-decade career, this one is different, thanks to an ambitious approach and nearly 400 supporters who helped to fund it... << Full Report >>
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Lincoln Brewster Releases Original Instrumental of "Star Spangled Banner" In Honor of Independence Day

Worship leader and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster honors Independence Day this Saturday, July 4, with a surprise release of an instrumental version of the "Star Spangled Banner". The piece, an original arrangement and recording by Brewster, is available now at iTunes and was released to Christian radio by Integrity Music, his label for over 15 years... << Full Report >>
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The Ongoing Concept Talk About Creating Their Own Instruments

In a newly released Gear Gods feature, The Ongoing Concept discuss building their own instruments. For their new album Handmade (Solid State Records), the Idaho based quartet did just this feat, including guitars and drums (as well as their own cabs for touring)... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Celebrates Grand Ole Opry Debut

GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline marked another career milestone this week with their debut on the iconic American institution, The Grand Ole Opry. The band performed acoustic renditions of selections from their #1-selling latest recording Sound of the Saints, along with one of their signature classics, "Ocean Floor." Audio Adrenaline shared the historic Opry stage with four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, July 1, 2015*


Sanctus Real Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt Announces Departure From Band

After a 20 year history together, GRAMMY nominations, Dove Awards, seven albums and six No. 1 singles, Matt Hammitt, the lead singer of Sanctus Real, has announced he will be leaving the band this December. Both Matt and his fellow band members have taken time to draft personal statements so that their fans can hear from them first hand and in their own words. The band has announced their “Farewell To A Friend” tour this fall, which will be Hammitt’s final tour with the band. Sparrow Records will release a Greatest Hits project from Sanctus Real this... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Phil Joel's Zealand Worship Signs With Word Worship

Word Entertainment is proud to welcome Phil Joel and his band Zealand Worship as the newest signee to Word Worship. Hear Zealand Worship's new self-titled EP on Spotify now for the first recorded output from a band that's been on a mission to fire up the faithful. "For the last several years, we've been leading worship and ministering under the radar wherever and to whomever we've felt led... << Full Report >>
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Switchfoot Switchfoot's "Oh! Gravity" To Release On Colored Vinyl

Switchfoot's 2006 album Oh! Gravity is about to make its vinyl debut and is available now for preorder via ShopRadioCast.com. The vinyl release is scheduled for August 4th (oddly a Tuesday and not the new schedule of Friday), and can be accessed here: http://www.shopradiocast.com/products/Switchfoot-%252d-Oh%21-Gravity-LP.html. The album will be pressed in both red and clear with white smoke vinyl... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 30, 2015*


Show Hope Show Hope Holds Special Care Center's Reunion

Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans' home in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>
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BEC's Ghost Ship To Release New Full-Length Album "Costly" August 28

BEC Recordings' is excited to announce the highly anticipated new full-length album from Ghost Ship titled Costly, which releases August 28. This will be the band's first release since their label debut album in 2013, The Good King... << Full Report >>
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Hardcore Band See The Rise Release New Album

Up-and-coming Hardcore band See The Rise releases its new full-length album, Exposures, today. The album is available through major digital retail outlets including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and more, as well as physically through online retailers like BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, FYE.com, Big Cartel and others... << Full Report >>
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Brian Courtney Wilson's "Worth Fighting For" No.1 Mediabase Gospel Chart

Brian Courtney Wilson's current single, "Worth Fighting For," boasts the #1 listening audience in the country this week along with holding the #1 chart position on the Mediabase Gospel chart. The powerful song is relevant and passionate and continues to connect with audiences inside and outside of the church. To that end, Brian is continuing to push his... << Full Report >>
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Holly Spears Releases Music Video for "Who Said" from Upcoming Faith-Based Film, "Nail 32"

Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans' home in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 29, 2015*


Jon Foreman Jon Foreman Readies Release of "The Wonderlands: Shadows" July 17

"Your Love is Enough," the first single from Jon Foreman's forthcoming EP, The Wonderlands: Shadows, premieres today on Spotify. Produced by Foreman and Seth Mosley, the glistening track celebrates the wonder of unconditional love - one that is steadfast even in the face of our missteps. "Your Love is Enough" can be streamed HERE and Jon's "Shadows" playlist can be found HERE. The Wonderlands: Shadows also features tracks produced by Grouplove's Andrew Wessen, Charlie Peacock, Ryan O'Neal from Sleeping At Last... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West Announces Fall Dates For Live Forever Tour

Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West prepares for the second leg of his successful Live Forever Tour with Francesca Battistelli and special guest Mr. Talkbox formerly of TobyMac's Diverse City Band. Compassion International presents this 40-city tour that will begin on September 24 in Eau Claire, WI (tour dates listed below). This special tour will be memorable for the concert attendee, as both West and Battistelli have recently topped the charts with their latest projects and songs. West’s new album Live Forever achieved him his first No. 1 debut on the Nielsen Soundscan Christian & Albums chart, and Battistelli is currently holding the No. 1 position on Christian AC radio charts with her single... << Full Report >>
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Jason Crabb Will Release "Whatever The Road" Sept. 18, His First Album With Reunion

GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb is set to release his new album, Whatever The Road, on September 18. This is Crabb's fifth solo album of his career and his first with new label home Reunion Records, a division of Provident Label Group/Sony Music. Produced by Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, Whatever The Road showcases Crabb as the vocal powerhouse that long-time fans and peers have come to expect... << Full Report >>
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Crabb Family Legacy Available Digitally For The First Time Ever

The Crabb Family, one of the most celebrated family groups to ever grace a stage, has partnered with Syntax Creative to offer, for the first time, its entire catalog at digital service providers such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The Crabb Family’s legacy of musical excellence includes 15 No. 1 songs, multiple Grammy nominations, 11 GMA Dove Awards and numerous other awards and accolades reflecting the power of God's word through music... << Full Report >>
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Julie Elias Preps For Release of New Album

Christian entertainer Julie Elias is putting the final touches on her new CD, "Unbroken," as she gets set to release the project's first single to Christian radio. "Home," an upbeat song written by Elias about retreating from life's craziness to the comfort of the Heavenly Father, will ship to radio July 14. In addition to finalizing the new music, Elias has a summer filled with concert and festival dates, as well as leading Aurora Conferences, a day-long event developed by the former "Grey's Anatomy" actress especially for girls in grades 6-12 and their mothers... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, June 27, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 To Release New Remix Album, "Time Still Stands," November 6

Family Force 5 has announced the release date of a brand new remix album! Coming November 6th, Time Still Stands will feature remixes by Matoma (“This Is My Year – Matoma Remix”), Tim Yago (“Time Stands Still – Tim Yago Remix”), and Smile Future (“Let It Be Love – Smile Future Remix”)! Also, as of yesterday, you can watch Family Force 5's "This Is My Year - Matoma Remix" Music Video exclusively on subscription-based website... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Hits No. 1 On Five Charts Simultaneously

Francesca Battistelli's 2014 album If We're Honest has yielded its third consecutive No. 1 single as "Holy Spirit" reaches the top of five charts in an astounding 13 weeks. "Holy Spirit" raced up the charts even faster than previous multi-week No. 1's, "Write Your Own Story" and "He Knows My Name," bringing her career total to five chart-topping songs. "I'm truly in awe of what God is doing through this song," Battistelli said... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, June 26, 2015*


Bread of Stone Bread of Stone Hits Festival Circuits This Month

Bread of Stone heads out on the festival circuit this month in promotion of its latest album, "Not Alone." In addition, the band recently released new radio single "Love Changed Everything," which is now New and Active on the Billboard Christian Rock radio chart. The group kicked off its festival run with Connection Music Festival in Norwalk, Iowa, on June 6 and also wrapped Resound Festival in Bethany, Mo. Bread of Stone will... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Kristene DiMarco To Release Live Album "Mighty" July 31

Jesus Culture worship leader Kristene DiMarco is set to release her new worship album, Mighty, on July 31. Recorded live earlier this year in Redding, CA, Mighty is DiMarco’s first album release with Jesus Culture Music’s partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. Featuring 11 original worship songs, Mighty showcases DiMarco’s songwriting, which comes from a place that carries the message of hope, trust, and the power... << Full Report >>
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Tom Smith Releases "Sound of Heaven" EP July 6

HTB Church (London) Worship pastor, songwriter and recording artist Tom Smith releases his debut EP, Sound Of Heaven, independently July 6. Produced by Martin Smith (Delirious?) and Jonny Bird, and mixed by noted engineer Sam Gibson (Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Rend Collective), the EP follows a successful Kickstarter campaign and will be available on CD or through digital providers like iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Noise Trade, Apple Music and more. "I'm ready for danger…I'm exploding into life," sings Tom Smith on the track "Dynamite," the first single and upcoming video from Sound Of Heaven... << Full Report >>
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The Exchange Releases "Heartbeat" Music Video

The Exchange, a vibrant rock band from Seattle, has just released a new music video in conjunction with their new radio single "Heartbeat". The single and video are leading up to their full length release "Compass" in October. The Exchange is currently on tour across the western U.S. playing churches, youth events, festivals. On the tour, the band is also promoting a program called "High-5" to bring healing change to the country of Rwanda. In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, the High-5 curriculum was born to build a foundation of trust and peace, developing leaders who will transform the nation through love, hope... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 25, 2015*


Creation Festivals Goes Worldwide with Live Streaming

Creation Festivals partners Pastor Harry Thomas (Co-Founder and Executive Producer) and Troy Duhon (Executive Producer) are thrilled to announce an exciting new component of Creation Festival Northeast: live streaming! For the first time ever, the evening programming will be live streamed/simulcast... << Full Report >>
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Colony House to Perform on CONAN Monday, June 29

Nashville rock trio Colony House will perform on CONAN next week on Monday, June 29th. The appearance will kick off the band's third single "Waiting For My Time To Come" from their debut full length album When I Was Younger (Descendant Records) which charted #3 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #7 on iTunes Alternative Rock Charts... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 24, 2015*


Zealand Phil Joel's Band Zealand Releases Debut Digital EP

Not long after first announcing their signing to Word/Warner Bros, Phil Joel's new band Zealand has released a brand new EP, available digitally from Warner Bros. webstore. Joel writes, "For the last several years, we’ve been leading worship and ministering... << Full Report >>
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All Things New To Share "The Good News" September 25

All Things New (BEC Recordings) is set to release their sophomore album, The Good News, on September 25. This album follows their self-titled debut in 2013. In support of this new album, the band is currently promoting their radio single, "Can't Hold Me Down," on a radio tour around the country. This week, the single is the second most added song at AC Radio as well as New & Active on the National Audience chart. "Can't Hold Me Down" is currently available at all digital retailers... << Full Report >>
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Fo Yo Soul Signs Hip Hop Artist Christon Gray

Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records, is proud to announce the signing of celebrated writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray. The Columbus, Ohio-based artist moves between both singing and rapping while also playing keys and writing most of his own music... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music Spotlights Worship Anthem from D.C. Church

"Revive," the third of four singles from the upcoming album SOAR, the newest project from Influence Music, is now available. "Revive" was written by worship leaders Kurtis Parks and Chris Douglas to express the vision of National Community Church-a church that meets in seven theaters in the Washington, D.C. area... << Full Report >>
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New Hope Christian College Announces Tour Dates

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the upcoming tour for New Hope Christian College! The tour will feature music from the new album as well as highlight the College Creative Arts Program and give information regarding upcoming admissions. The first 25 people to enroll in the upcoming year will be entered to win an iPad2... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 23, 2015*


Audrey Assad Audrey Assad Releases New EP From Side Project LEVV Today for Free

Former Sparrow Records indie-pop artist Audrey Assad has been flying solo for a few years now, and it's already been a couple years since she first announced a side project and new band under the name LEVV. However, Audrey fans haven't heard much about the project lately, to which Assad has surprised all with the release of the project's first EP... and it's free! Audrey has also been hard at work on her next solo album, a hymns/worship album called Inheritance... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Premieres Video at YAHOO

Check out the new music video of the live performance from Hillsong UNITED for their current single, "Touch The Sky," from their new album EMPIRES. The video debuts today at YAHOO! featuring the group performing the hit song from the rooftop of the historical Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles... << Full Report >>
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Amy Grant Amy Grant Lends Voice To New Animated Faith-Based Film

Join the animal kingdom on the journey of a lifetime with the exclusive debut of All Creatures Big and Small on Google Play July 1st, 2015. Featuring the voice talents of Martin Sheen and Amy Grant, and distributed by Entertainment One (eOne), All Creatures Big and Small is a family-friendly, feature-length adventure that reimagines the epic tale of Noah's Ark. Just in time for the long holiday weekend, audiences in the U.S. can enjoy their own complimentary HD copy starting July 1, and can pre-order the movie for their library starting today... << Full Report >>
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Shirley Caesar Announced As Hollywood Walk of Fame Honoree For 2016

The current Queen of Gospel, legendary artist Pastor Shirley Caesar garners a new milestone, as an honoree in the Hollywood Walk of Fame's just-announced honorees selected for the class of 2016, to receive a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording, unveiled via www.walkoffame.com (date for star ceremony is pending). The award-winning Gospel trailblazer, who's garnered a career-high 11 GRAMMY® Awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards... << Full Report >>
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Jasmine Hurtado Releases "Sparkle" on Red Label June 23

Red Label / Dream Label Group is excited to announce the release of Sparkle from the incredibly talented Jasmine Hurtado. The single "Sparkle" off the album has a great positive message encouraging us to SHINE our light for the world to see. It's an upbeat song that every station will want to put in their rotation! Here's what Jasmine has to say about this incredible release: "When people hear "Sparkle", I want them to feel encouraged... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 22, 2015*


Martha Munizzi To Record Live Album Friday, June 26

GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove and Stellar Award-winning inspirational artist Martha Munizzi will be recording her 7th album on Friday June 26th, marking her first live recording in five years. Hosted at Metro Life Church in Miami, the church pastored by her twin sister Mary Alessi and brother-in-law Steve Alessi, the acclaimed praise and worship singer's much-anticipated live album recording will bring together beloved familiar faces and unveil new songs. Munizzi teams up again with Producer Israel Houghton, and also welcomes Anthony Evans as special guest... << Full Report >>
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Laura Kaczor Announces July 10th Release Date for Ian Eskelin-Produced Fourth Album

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter, worship leader and speaker Laura Kaczor (kuh-ZORE) has announced that her fourth album, “Restore Me” (LifeThirst Music), will be released on July 10th. Kaczor wrote or co-wrote all ten songs on the new album, which is produced by Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin (All-Star United, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless)... << Full Report >>
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CTZN Music New Artist, Cory Cifax, Releases First Single

CTZN MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Cory Cifax (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). To celebrate the signing and introduce his unique artistry Cory is giving away his new single S.O.C. (Stream of Consciousness). In it he shares his thoughts and ideas as he wrestles within his own heart and assess the world around him. Hard hitting drums and crazy riffs perfectly marry the lyrics, tone, and rapid fire delivery of his song... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, June 19, 2015*


Flame Flame Moves "Forward" July 17

GRAMMY®, Dove and Stellar Award nominated Clear Sight Music artist FLAME is set to launch Forward, his highly anticipated eighth studio recording, July 17. Produced by SPEC, JR and GROC, Forward features 13 new tracks written by FLAME. Showcasing a variety of hip-hop styles from bass heavy to contemplative tracks, highlights of Forward include "1st Freedom," "Know the Times," "Positively Eternal," "Believe That" and "We Gon' Reign." The collection also features appearances by Dove-nominated Gospel artist Melinda Watts on "Let It Shine," and Mike REAL on "Had Me Flexin... << Full Report >>
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Kierra Sheard To Launch MyEleven60 On June 20

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, GRAMMY® nominated, Stellar Award-winning recording artist, television star and clothing designer, Kierra Sheard, will launch the website for her new clothing line, Eleven60. The online shop, www.MyEleven60.com, will go live at midnight and shoppers will be able to pre-order select items from Eleven60's premiere fall / winter collection and take advantage of special offers. The full line will make its debut later in the year... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 18, 2015*


David Dunn BEC's David Dunn To Release Full-Length "Crystal Clear" June 23

BEC Recordings is excited to announce the new full-length album from singer/songwriter David Dunn, Crystal Clear. This 13-track project is set to drop on June 23 and is the follow up album to his first EP of the same name, which was released last year. Crystal Clear includes familiar songs such as "It Is Well," "Have Everything," and Dunn's successful radio hit, "Today Is Beautiful," which provides an intriguing snapshot of humanity that was inspired by a trip to Disney World. The album was chosen from nearly 100 songs that were written over two and a half years and Dunn's main goal is "to tell the truth, and do... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Grieves Senseless Loss of Pastor and Congregation in Charleston, SC

The GMA on behalf of the Christian and gospel music industry mourns the senseless loss of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and his parishioners: Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton and Myra Thompson. The prayers of our community are with the families of these victims and with our entire nation... << Full Report >>
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Chris McClarney Makes Top 10 Debut with New Album

Jesus Culture's Chris McClarney released his live worship album, Everything And Nothing Less, last week to high acclaim. The album, which was recorded live at the Jesus Culture Encounter Conference in Sacramento held earlier this year, debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart. McClarney's unique gift of leading people to experience the power of Jesus has not gone unnoticed, with many critics highlighting him and the... << Full Report >>
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The Neverclaim The Neverclaim Ready New Album "The Joy" For July 17

Acclaimed pop/rock/worship band The Neverclaim announces the July 17 release of its first full-length studio album in two years, The Joy, from Radiate with The Fuel Music distribution. Pre-orders for the album can be placed now through the band's fan-driven PledgeMusic campaign, which has reached over 119% of its goal. Produced by GRAMMY nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year Ian Eskelin, The Joy has already sparked the free-spirited... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 17, 2015*


Dove Award Winner Cheri Keaggy Preps Release of "No Longer My Own"

Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy has been hard at work in the studio producing and recording her ninth album, No Longer My Own. The project is slated for release to retail on Friday, August 7, 2015 from Psalm 91 Records and Elevate Entertainment, but fans can order advance release copies directly from Keaggy's website, cherikeaggy.com... << Full Report >>
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Elliot On Tour With Nick Vujicic

Off the heels of a two week West Coast tour with Nick Vujicic, Elliot is still reeling from the amazing and powerful impact the tour had. Hundreds of people were saved and thousands of lives were touched! Check out what the guys had to say... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 16, 2015*


John Mark McMillan John Mark McMillan's Lionhawk Records Partners with Capitol CMG

John Mark McMillan is pleased to announce a new partnership between Lionhawk Records and Capitol Christian Distribution. The first release will be a collaboration EP from McMillan and his wife Sarah, You Are The Avalanche, which is set to drop June 23. "More than a songwriter, I'm an admirer of song and I've always loved to share music," explains McMillan. "I see Lionhawk Records as just an extension of that passion. I hope the record label can be a... << Full Report >>
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Sada K. Shares About Mom’s Cancer Battle and Offers “Strength” to Those Who Need It in New Video

On the heels of the release of her solo debut album, Long Story Short, former Press Play vocalist Sada K. has released a video vignette for the song, “Strength.” Sada K. takes a vulnerable step with “Strength,” by sharing a very private family matter and offering a small glimpse into her journey, supporting her mother who is battling cancer on the other side of the country... << Full Report >>
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Metal Band Fades Away Currently In Studio

Known for its aggressive sound and dark yet hopeful lyrics, Fades Away has been conspicuously absent from the scene for the last several years. Having landed licensing deals which led to exposure on CBS's NFL and NCAA sportscasts and elsewhere, it seemed the world was their oyster. But life circumstances diverted the band's course and left hungry fans clamoring for more. After two marriages, a change in lineup and a side project or two, the veteran Alternative Metal band is now back in the studio working on brand new material... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 10, 2015*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am

The 11th Annual SWITCHFOOT Bro-Am surf contest and concert, presented by iHeart Media San Diego and Hurley, will take place at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, July 11. SWITCHFOOT, NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House will perform at the concert, which will run from 12 PM - 5 PM. This year, the surf contest/concert will be streamed here, allowing viewers around the world to tune... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 9, 2015*


Populis, The New Project Led by Carter Frodge and Trey Pearson (of Everyday Sunday) Debuts New

New indie pop band Populis debuts its first-ever song, "Come Alive," via the band's YouTube page. The band is the latest and main musical project of Carter Frodge and Trey Pearson (from the band Everyday Sunday). Populis formed while Frodge and co-frontman, Pearson, began touring together. They added Chris Schultz to complete their trio... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr's "Never Going Back" Releases Today

"Never Going Back," the new single from acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is available today on iTunes, AmazonMP3, GooglePlay, Spotify, The Overflow and most other digital download and streaming accounts. Co-written by Starr, Scott Cash and Ryan McAdoo, "Never Going Back" was produced by Ed and Scott Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe). "'Never Going Back' is a celebration song for all my brothers and sisters in Christ who have experienced the saving power of Jesus," said Starr... << Full Report >>
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3for3 Releases Debut Single, "Halfway"

3for3, the new buzz band composed of Spencer Lloyd, Josh Davis and Benji Shuler celebrate their debut single "Halfway" as the most added single on Billboard Magazine's Christian HOT AC/CHR singles chart. The trio is the debut act from the newly minted MAXX Recordings and is produced by award-winning producer Bernie Herms. The vibrant trio made their first official appearance last week at the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America Event in Charlotte, North Carolina where they introduced "Halfway." Purchase their new single: HERE... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo's "Epic" On The New Dude Perfect Video

If you're fan of We Are Leo, you know that they love to entertain and have a good time. So, when the ever popular YouTube channel, Dude Perfect asked to use their most popular track, "Epic" for newest Dude Perfect video, they were thrilled. If you haven't got the chance to experience a WE ARE LEO show and meet them in person or its not too late to catch them on The Fightback Soundtrack Tour... << Full Report >>
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Worship Band House of Peace Release "Into The Great Unknown"

Into the Great Unknown, the debut full-length project from south Florida based worship band House of Peace, releases to brick & mortar retailers today from City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. Along with the CD, City of Peace Media is also releasing House of Peace's "Break the Bread" video today. To view the video... << Full Report >>
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Soulfire Revolution Debuts New Single, 'Set The World On Fire' Available June 30

With a strong debut in Revival/Aviva and a new signing to DREAM Records, Soulfire Revolution has been gearing up for their new album and is proud to announce the debut of their new single, "Set The World On Fire" and "Usa Mi Vida" coming out June 30th. "We believe that God's fire needs to happen in us first in order to see it in our community, it is a message to get back to God", says Lorena Castellanos of Soulfire Revolution... << Full Report >>
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Scarlet White Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Christian rockers Scarlet White have had a busy eight months: three top ten Billboard Christian Rock singles, including a #1 in November for their second release, Wake of the King; the release of their second full-length album, The Inbetween, in October; an invitation to become one of the first bands in the non-profit organization, Save the Storks’, Artist Program; and now a national tour with Seventh Day Slumber, Fireflight, and Shonlock. “The blessings keep pouring in,” reports drummer Jacob Hendricks... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 8, 2015*


Facedown Records For All Eternity Sign With Facedown Records

Sydney-based melodic metalcore band For All Eternity are bringing their signature beauty-laced brutality to the Facedown roster. Intertwining classic hardcore vocals with hints of polished singing over impressive musicianship has catapulted the band to the top of the Australian independent scene where they have toured nationally with some of the best live acts in music - Emery, The Devil Wears Prada, Parkway Drive, Impending Doom, Hatebreed, Texas in July, For Today, Oh Sleeper... << Full Report >>
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Dan Bremnes Will Release Debut Full-Length, "Where The Light Is," June 9

Capitol Christian Music Group announces the debut LP from award-winning singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes. Titled Where The Light Is, the album is set to release next Tuesday, June 9, and is the follow-up to his April EP of the same name. Featuring 11 tracks, the record will include six new songs, his first radio hit "Beautiful" as well as his current single "Where The Light Is." Bremnes' music video for "Where The Light Is" will premiere with Christian Post Wednesday, June 10... << Full Report >>
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Capitol CMG Announces Peter York Promotion Among Other Key Changes

Longtime Christian Music executive Peter York has been promoted to President of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), it was announced today by CCMG CEO Bill Hearn, to whom York will continue to report. In his expanded role, York will add oversight of the creative direction and leadership development of CCMG's Publishing and Distribution divisions to his current responsibilities of managing the company's Label Group, which includes leading Christian Music labels Sparrow, Forefront, sixsteps, Hillsong and Jesus Culture, among others. With his promotion of York, Hearn will... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 4, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED's "Empires" Debuts At No. 5 on Billboard 200

More than 2,500 K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend attendees helped celebrate Big Daddy Weave on Saturday night, May 30, 2015, for a sizzling run of hits. And that was just the start of the fun. The award-winning band was honored at Gaylord Opryland Resort for its string of four consecutive No. 1 hits from the 2012 album Love Come To Life - the title track, "Redeemed," "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)" and "Overwhelmed... << Full Report >>
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Sumerlin Lands Their Second #1 Rock Radio Single On Radio

"Out of My Head" by the incredibly talented North Carolina outfit, Sumerlin has officially been recognized as a #1 single on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart. This is the second #1 from their album, Runaways... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Honored For Four Straight No. 1 Hits

More than 2,500 K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend attendees helped celebrate Big Daddy Weave on Saturday night, May 30, 2015, for a sizzling run of hits. And that was just the start of the fun. The award-winning band was honored at Gaylord Opryland Resort for its string of four consecutive No. 1 hits from the 2012 album Love Come To Life... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 3, 2015*


NewSong NewSong To Appear On Sundays "Beyond A.D."

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, one of Christian music's most influential bands, is slated to appear on Sunday's "Beyond A.D.," NBC's first-ever digital talk show companion to the hit television series "A.D. The Bible Continues." NewSong will perform "This Beating Heart," from their chart-topping, critically-acclaimed live worship recording, Faithful (Integrity Music). The band joins this week's "Beyond A.D." special guests, including actor and producer David A.R. White; best-selling author and speaker... << Full Report >>
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LaToria Debuts "Loose RMX" Music Video

LaToria shares the music video for her single "Loose RMX" featuring production by Black Knight. The video is directed by Eshon Burgundy for Good Look Films. About the song: "Loose" is a high energy anthem that is meant to be an encouragement and charge to believers. Jesus tells us several times in scripture that there will be persecution that comes as a result of... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 2, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 "This Is Winter Jam" Movie Coming To Theaters In October

With the recent announcement (and subsequent delay after Warner Bros. decided not to continue distributing it) of Hillsong's own musical theatrical venture, it shouldn't come as a surprise for one of the world's largest tours to get in on the theatrical action. Fathom Events is a common avenue for music and dramatic stage productions to grace the big screen, and according to website Celebration! Cinema, it appears that This Is Winter Jam is slated to grace the silver screen on Thursday, October 8, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Third Day Will Perform Live Concert with Yahoo! Live June 6

This Saturday, June 6, GRAMMY Award-winning THIRD DAY will perform a live stream concert from Atlanta. Partnering with Yahoo! Live/Live Nation, THIRD DAY's concert is part of a large series of live stream concerts, joining the likes of Bruce Hornsby, New Kids On The Block and the iHeart Radio Mumford & Sons album release party, to name a few. The concert will start Saturday at 9pm ET/8pm CT. To view this special THIRD DAY live stream concert, please click here... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Pizza Ranch Restaurant Chain Releases Compilation Album Of New Christian Music

Pizza Ranch restaurants proclaim a mission "to glorify God by positively impacting the world." This recognized Midwest chain, truly uses its 190 locations, digital platforms and resources to spread the Gospel and accomplish this goal. The popular Midwest chain created an original compilation CD titled "Living Hope," available June 2, featuring the most celebrated names in Christian music... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group New Hope Oahu Wins the HAWAII ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS Na Hoku Hanohano Award

Today we are excited to announce that NEW HOPE OAHU's album Victorious won the prestigious Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Award for the Religious Album of the Year! New Hope Oahu also won for Religious Album of the Year in 2014 making this their second win for a total of 6 nominations and 2 awards. The single "We Live" off of Victorious also debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly charts for 5 consecutive weeks! Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley along with Sean Cook and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu/Pastor Wayne Cordeiro in the state of the art recording studio... << Full Report >>
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Ozay Moore signs with Illect Recordings and releases "The Between Time EP"

Ozay Moore is one of those ultra-unique veterans in the hip-hop game. Not only does he flaunt a career that has spanned over 20 years and multiple releases, he also holds credentials that are bigger than hip-hop itself. As a community organizer, teacher and the director for Lansing, Michigan's All of the Above Creative -- a collective that focuses on instructing youth through the various mediums in hip-hop culture from the perspective of self-discipline, community awareness, artistic expression and educational forward thinking--Ozay has successfully taken his experience from a lengthy hip-hop career (and a career traveling the likes of Europe, Japan and the United States... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 1, 2015*


As Cities Burn Announce 10th Anniversary Tour of "Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest"

As Cities Burn is only dead until its alive again. Teasing their tenaciously loyal fans with two new songs this month, starting with a new video for "Prince of Planet Earth" today, the surprises don't end there. TJ Bonnette, original front man who helmed the groundbreaking record Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, is back on the mic for the new tunes. As Cities Burn will be joined by close friends and former label mates Emery on tour this summer to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their pivotal album. Simultaneously, fans will be able to enjoy at least a few new songs on the road... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli for King & Country, Francesca Battistelli, and Big Daddy Weave Win at K-LOVE Awards

Word Entertainment celebrated big at Sunday night's K-Love Fan Awards, taking home an impressive five awards along with artist performances and presenting slots throughout the evening. Top honors went to for KING & COUNTRY who took home the coveted Artist of the Year award, as well as trophies for Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. Francesca Battistelli was named Female Artist of the Year while Big Daddy Weave, who recently celebrated their fourth No. 1 radio song from their album Love Come To Life, was chosen by fans to adorn three million 7-UP soda cans this summer with the Artist to Appear on a Can Award presented by Pepsi... << Full Report >>
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EDM / Pop group Saint Esprit Sign To DREAM Records

Dream Records is excited to announce the signing of EDM pop group, Saint Esprit to it's exciting roster. The Orange County, CA group collaborated with production super duo The Trust (RX Bandits, The Hippos) and Elliot Richardson (Peter Furler, The O.C. Supertones) to make a great album. Matthew Parker (Jonathan Thulin, Capital Kings, Lecrae) contributed a remix as well... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Original Audio Adrenaline Guitarist Launches IndieGoGo Campaign To Fund Jazz Christmas Album

Original Audio Adrenaline guitarist Barry Blair, who was in the band for their 1992 debut album until after their 1996 album Bloom, is stepping out from behind the scenes as a producer to make music on his own -- and he needs your help. Blair is setting out to make a brand new jazz Christmas album (a follow-up to his 2008 release) and has taken to IndieGoGo to find funding... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 29, 2015*


Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets To Release "Something Different" August 28

The wait is finally over: Sidewalk Prophets will release its third Fervent Records studio album on Aug. 28, ending a three-year wait for fans of the Dove Award winning band. Fans can hear new music from Something Different now by downloading the first single "Prodigal" at http://smarturl.it/swpprodigal, by pre-buying the record in their webstore http://smarturl.it/SWDSDPresale or catching the group live this summer... << Full Report >>
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Tween Gospel Alliance Partners with Creation Festivals for "Shock and Awe Show"

Tween Gospel Alliance (TGA), in conjunction with Creation Music Festivals, presents the "Shock and Awe Show" summer event series. The dynamic live program will feature original short-format movies, interactive video, expert speakers, live musical performances and illusions for an afternoon designed to inspire a new generation for Christ. Kicking off June 24 at Creation Northeast in Mt. Union, Pa., the "Shock and Awe Show" aims to inform and equip youth with scriptural truths that will help them navigate a post-Christian America... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 28, 2015*


Bethel Music Bethel Music To Release Second "Without Words" July 31

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, will release its second, all instrumental, full-length album, Without Words: Synesthesia, July 31, 2015 through Provident Music Distribution. Well-known Bethel Music songs, such as "It is Well," "You Make Me Brave," "Over My Head," "This is Amazing Grace" and more, have been reconstructed with lush instrumentation set against orchestral sonic landscapes. The recording continues what Bethel Music began in 2013 with the release of its first instrumental album, Without Words, which received... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Makes Opry Debut Tuesday June 2

GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp will make his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage this Tuesday, June 2. The Opry, celebrating 90 years of music this year, showcases a mix of country legends and contemporary chart-toppers at each performance. For Tuesday's show, Camp will join artists such as Rascal Flatts, Larry Gatlin, Gloriana and more. Camp's debut will follow his appearance at the KLOVE Fan Awards, which will be held on Sunday also at the Opry House... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys First Company Management Artists Set Record-Breaking Pace

Brentwood, Tennessee-based First Company Management (FCM), one of Christian music's leading full-service personal artist management firms, is celebrating multiple milestones this year. A Platinum® certification and top industry and radio airplay accolades headline a string of recent pacesetting achievements by FCM artists... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 27, 2015*


Jon Foreman Jon Foreman Releases "The Wonderlands: Sunlight" Digital EP

Jon Foreman's The Wonderlands: Sunlight, the first EP release from an ambitious four-EP solo series from the lead vocalist/guitarist of GRAMMY® and Dove-winning rock band Switchfoot, released digitally yesterday debuting No. 1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter list and No. 12 overall. Ten years in the making, the complete series will feature contributions from 24 co-producers on 24 songs - one for each hour of the day. Subsequent EPs to be released digitally are: Shadows (July 17, 2015), Darkness (September 4, 2015), and Dawn (October 23, 2015)... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Four Blood Moons Original Soundtrack Bows June 23

On the heels of the box office success of Four Blood Moons, a docudrama based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, Inpop Records and Difference Media are poised to release the official motion picture soundtrack June 23. In conjunction with the film's DVD debut the same day, the 10-song collection is highlighted by three original selections inspired by the docudrama: GRAMMY®-nominated worship leader and recording artist Ricardo Sanchez’s “Your Kingdom"; “Weep No More,” by Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction; and the project's debut single... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 26, 2015*


Annie Moses Band to Launch 13th Season of The Fine Arts Summer Academy This July

While most artists find inspiration solely through recording and performance, the classically-trained members of the Annie Moses Band also consider sharing their talents through the education of young musicians to be a crucial element of their work. Now in its 13th year, the Juilliard-educated band's Fine Arts Summer Academy (FASA) will convene from July 11th through 23rd, offering students technical training and Broadway-level stagecraft, for a music education experience like no other. The Academy provides an immersive program for young artists for two weeks each summer in Nashville TN, culminating in a series of student perfomances at the city's most celebrated venues... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 25, 2015*


Hillsong United Today's release of 'Empires' caps a huge month for Hillsong UNITED

Following arguably the biggest build up ever for a UNITED album release - which included the album cover being launched from space at 95,000 ft - Empires is now available for sale and download. The launch comes on the back of a busy and successful two months that saw the band perform... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 22, 2015*


GMA IMMERSE 2015 Nearly Sold Out, Boasts Incredible Line-up of Industry Leaders

The Gospel Music Association announces that its seventh annual conference for developing artists, songwriters and worship leaders, IMMERSE, is nearly sold out, with only thirty registrations remaining. Held at the LifeWay Christian Resources corporate headquarters in downtown Nashville, TN, IMMERSE is the only event of its kind where attendees receive hands-on training directed by music industry leaders, as well as intimate concert experiences with some of Christian music's leading artists and songwriters... << Full Report >>
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The Ongoing Concept Release Unwanted Video

The Ongoing Concept (TOC) has released a video for “Unwanted” this morning. Appearing on the band’s pre-order page via Solid State Records, this is the first taste of their forthcoming album Handmade. In their own frenetic TOC fashion, the song/ video is ripping, disorienting and yet immediately memorable... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 21, 2015*


Zealand Phil Joel Announces New Band, Zealand

For the past few years, former Newsboys bassist/vocalist Phil Joel has been developing a new worship band named Zealand, and now the band is readying their debut release with Word Records. Phil made the official announcement this week and also plugged some debut songs from the upcoming release... "If you know me then you'll know that I'm basically a communication hippie, or as some might say, a member of the "Urban Amish". Haha! And, just like my food, I enjoy my communication to be as organic and real as possible. I say this to apologize to those 'movers and shakers' who have already deleted this email because it contains more than... << Full Report >>
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Jon Foreman Jon Foreman's "Caroline" Rises To No. 2 on Spotify's US and Global Viral 50 Charts

Jon Foreman's track "Caroline" is currently at No. 2 on Spotify's US and Global Viral 50 Charts, making it one of the most shared songs in the world. "Caroline" is the lead single off Foreman's forthcoming EP, The Wonderlands: Sunlight, out this Tuesday May 26 on lowercase people records. Listen to "Caroline" on Spotify HERE. The Wonderlands: Sunlight is the first release from an ambitious four-EP solo series from the lead vocalist/guitarist... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 20, 2015*


Marvin Sapp Marvin Sapp To Release 10th Album, "You Shall Live"

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, GRAMMY® nominated, 22-time Stellar Award-winning recording artist, author and pastor Marvin Sapp will release his highly anticipated new project, YOU SHALL LIVE on RCA Inspiration. YOU SHALL LIVE marks Sapp's 10th solo album and features 11 heartfelt and uplifting gospel tracks. The album's first single "Yes You Can" features production from Aaron Lindsey and is quickly making its way to the top of the gospel charts... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 19, 2015*


Emery Emery's "You Were Never Alone" via BC Music Out Today

Releasing one track each via a different major media outlet, Emery's You Were Never Alone is finally available in its entirety. BC Music was actually formed with the specific goal of releasing this record, but due to the high volume of other projects and circumstances beyond their control, YWNA was pushed back. Thankfully, today is the day! The released tracks thus far have been receiving glowing reviews and YWNA has been touted as Emery's best work to date... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Named Top Christian Artist at Billboard Music Awards

Hillsong UNITED was named Top Christian Artist at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards. The group was also nominated for "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" as Top Christian Song. The Billboard Music Awards were held live in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and aired live on ABC... << Full Report >>
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The Katinas The Katinas Release New Single, "Alive"

Popular CCM band The Katinas releases "Alive," the second single from the group's current CD, Sunday Set, to AC and CHR-formatted Christian radio stations today. The Dove-award winning five-man band adds its unique vocals to the new arrangement of this popular worship song, written by Aodhan King and Alexander Pappas... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 18, 2015*


johnny Q. public Rock Band johnny Q. public To Perform Reunion Show May 22 in Springfield, MO

Former Gotee Records rock band johnny Q. public will be performing a reunion show at Cartoons in Springfield, MO this Friday, May 22. The band was active in the mid 90s before breaking up and reforming to release their September, 2000 sophomore release Welcome To Earth, only to break up again soon after. The band had become known for their quirky live show and personalities and garage rock style music... << Full Report >>
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Subseven Subseven Reunites For Performance On July 24 in Oklahoma City, OK

In other reunion show news, former Flicker Records act subseven is reuniting for a show on July 24 in Oklahoma City, OK! The band released their debut project with Audio Adrenaline's own label, Flicker Records in 2004, subseven: the EP, and then released their one and only full-length album a year later, Free To Conquer, before breaking up... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell eOne's Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon Garner 3 Best Gospel Artist Noms for BET Awards

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) continues to be a beacon in award-winning entertainment, with hit artists Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell and Deitrick Haddon racking up 3 nominations in the category of Best Gospel Artist for the upcoming 2015 BET Awards. After delivering powerhouse performances and garnering awards at the Stellar Awards earlier this year, and providing inspiration to countless fans through music and television, the three chart-toppers remain a creative force with their latest releases, pushing the envelope in developing new sounds in celebrating gospel... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 15, 2015*


Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Celebrates No. 1 Song "He Knows My Name"

From award show nominations to career milestones and hit songs, Spring 2015 is truly a time of celebration for Fervent Records recording artist Francesca Battistelli. Battistelli's "He Knows My Name" is up for Top Christian Song at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, the latest benchmark for a song that's been life-changing in many ways. Battistelli celebrated its success last week when she visited the Nashville Mercy Ministries home. She came to the home to sing for and visit with the girls and was surprised with a... << Full Report >>
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Jimmy Needham Jimmy Needham Releases Lyric Video for Spoken Word Fan-Favorite “The Story”

Jimmy Needham fans are finding plenty to be thankful for this month, starting with the May 4th release of his seventh studio album, Vice & Virtue (Platinum Pop Records). The cinematic music video for the title track was released during street week, followed by the just-released lyric video for spoken word fan-favorite, “The Story... << Full Report >>
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The Millennial Tour 2015 Summer Tour Dates Begin May 15

When God's Not Dead became the most successful Christian film of all time in 2014, the movie's producer, Troy Duhon, set out to launch the same concept theme with The Millennial Tour 2015. The national tour is currently scheduled to visit 14 cities across the country during the summer, with the first date taking place May 15th at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre where three of the tour's ten artists will open for for KING & COUNTRY. The summer tour dates include several major festival performances, including all five Creation Festivals, Lifest and AliveFest, among many others. The Fall segment... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 14, 2015*


John Waller John Waller Releases New Album "Crazy Faith" August 21

From his early days leading the critically acclaimed band, According to John, to his impactful ministry as a solo artist, John Waller has continually used his gifts as a singer and songwriter to inspire, educate and encourage the body of Christ. With such powerful songs as "The Blessing," "While I'm Waiting" (featured in the No.1 independent film of 2008, Fireproof) and "As For Me and My House" that have been cumulatively streamed nearly 10 million times on YouTube, Waller continues to articulate what it means to live a God-centered life in a turbulent world with "Crazy Faith... << Full Report >>
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Maxx Recordings and Publishing Maxx Recordings Launches New Band 3for3

Maxx Recordings, a full service label founded and led by Maximum Artist Group's Mitchell Solarek, introduced it's first signing, buzz band 3for3, at a star-studded launch party in Nashville tonight. The group is set to launch a single next month, as well as a tour this fall. Additionally, Solarek announced that the full-service entertainment group is partnering with Sony RED and New Day Christian for distribution of the multi-genre enterprise and has also signed Kolby Koloff and Riley Clemmons. Maximum Artist Group is home to award-winning artists such as Natalie Grant, Donald Lawrence, Danny Gokey and award-winning producer Bernie Herms... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity Music Announces Distribution Changes

Integrity Music, the music publishing and recording arm of non-profit global resource provider David C Cook, recently announced changes to its U.S. distribution operations. Effective June 1, Integrity will distribute its own products through David C Cook's current distribution platform, utilizing the 140-year old organization's Elgin, Illinois-based warehouse and the Integrity sales team reporting to Vice President of Sales, Steve Nicolle... << Full Report >>
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Todd Dulaney Releases "The Anthem" Single May 18

On Monday May 18th, Entertainment One Music artist and songwriter Todd Dulaney will be releasing his latest track, "The Anthem" to radio, as well as launching an accompanying music video and iTunes pre-order for the song. Covering the Planetshakers' song, Dulaney's rendition of "The Anthem" will be his first single in anticipation of his upcoming second album, marking his debut release since signing with eOne Music and their eOne Worship division. After having worked with award-winning Gospel artists like Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Michelle Williams and many others... << Full Report >>
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Danen Kane Continues to Build Momentum with New Project "Flesh And Soul"

Danen Kane's new album, Flesh And Soul, continues to receive strong support from Christian media, since the project's release in March. Kane has received high-profile reviews and been busy doing several interviews and television appearances that include, Campus Crusade for Christ, CCM Magazine, LeSea Broadcasting "Harvest Show" and "Studio B," Life With Purpose Radio, Solutions Magazine, JesusFreakHideout.com, Alabama Baptist, KBPK Radio/Fullerton College, among others... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 13, 2015*


Role Model Records Celebrates 5 Years

To help celebrate Role Model Records' 5 year anniversary, they've compiled a free compilation. The project has been curated by RMR's DJ Lagit. "Over the past five years of music and ministry, we have been able to put out some really amazing music that has reached many different people across the globe. These past five years belong to our day one fans (better known as family) and to those who are just getting to know our music... << Full Report >>
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Christian Rapper Milliyon Drops New Single, Hands High

MILLIYON, the Atlanta-born and Sacramento-based rapper, songwriter and producer is using his fourth full-length album, Burn as a platform for an important message of hope and resilience. With his new single, "HANDS HIGH" he says, "I'm not afraid to unashamedly tell you I am a Christian hip-hop artist. I represent Christ within in my music. This is the easel or landscape that I'm... << Full Report >>
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Worship Artist and Mixed Martial Arts Trainer Mike Lee Releases New EP

Just a year after releasing his critically heralded national debut Awakening Hearts, worship artist Mike Lee returns June 16th with his brand new studio release, All I Need. Produced by Cody Norris, Scott Cash and Ed Cash (whose Dove Award-winning collaborations include Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Kari Jobe), the new EP is a more stripped-down collection than his band-driven debut, providing a glimpse into his artistic, personal and spiritual growth... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers Releases "Outback Worship Sessions" This Week

The worship team from Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, released Outback Worship Sessions globally yesterday through Integrity Music and amidst acclaim. What started as a project to re-craft Planetshakers' most-loved worship anthems into a form accessible to worship teams representing the wider church body grew into an 11-track studio recording that also features three brand new songs... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 12, 2015*


Jon Foreman Switchfoot's Jon Foreman Traces The Course of a Day With 4 New EPs

On May 26, lowercase people records will release Jon Foreman's The Wonderlands: Sunlight, the first in a four-EP series, digitally. See below for track listing. The ambitious solo project from the lead vocalist/guitarist of GRAMMY®-winning rock band Switchfoot has been 10 years in the making and will feature 24 songs in total - one for each hour of the day. In total, 24 co-producers contributed to The Wonderlands series, including Paramore's Taylor York... << Full Report >>
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Everfound Everfound Releases New Single

Word Records recording artist, Everfound, is releasing the radio version of their song "What Love Means (Radio Version)" today, Tuesday, May 12, on iTunes and all digital music outlets. The song is also the band's current radio single and is a new version of the stirring song that concluded Everfound's 2013 self-titled Dove Award-nominated major label debut... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 11, 2015*


Newsboys Newsboys' Cover of Daniel Bashta's "God's Not Dead" Goes Platinum!

Newsboys' iconic anthem, "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)," the title-cut from the group's 2011 best-selling Inpop recording, has been certified Platinum® by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it was recently announced. Signifying single sales in excess of 1 million units, the award marks a career milestone for the GRAMMY®-nominated mega group and is one of the first Platinum® single certifications in Christian music this year... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 8, 2015*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Takes "Untraveled Road" To Chart-Topping Success

Thousand Foot Krutch frontman Trevor McNevan recently revealed on social media the humble beginnings that led to the foundation of TFK. At age 16, he took money he earned at his part time job at McDonald's and invested it in 27 songs he recorded for the now out-of-print album, Shutterbug, by his band Oddball. McDonald's found McNevan's post and tweeted, "@TFKTrevor …we're Lovin' this #TBT. Inspiration for us all." No longer an 'oddball,' McNevan now fronts one of today's best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands. TFK continues its rise into mainstream arenas with sales as an independent artist that the major... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 7, 2015*


Izzi Ray Izzi Ray Releases "Make Much of You" To Christian Radio

Izzi Ray, daughter of Christian music veteran Crystal Lewis, is releasing a new single, "Make Much Of You," to Christian radio today. The song, the title track and the second single from her sophomore album that was released last October, will be serviced to Christian CHR and AC-formatted stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion. Ray also released a live video of her performing the single. The video can be viewed at... << Full Report >>
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Former Press Play Lead Vocalist SADA K. Returns with Solo Album

Four years after a devastating knee injury nearly ended her career, former Press Play vocalist Sada K. has re-emerged with her debut solo album, Long Story Short. The album is available now at iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. After touring all over the country with the hit-making Christian pop band, Sada K. was devastated by a serious, career-threatening knee injury in June 2011... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 6, 2015*


GMA 2nd Annual GMA Honors Celebrates Honorees and Hall of Fame Inductees

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) held their 2nd Annual GMA Honors celebration at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena on Tuesday evening with special tributes, reunions and praise to the honorees and inductees. The event was in celebration of the individuals and organizations that impact the culture through gospel music both past and present and is set to air on JUCE TV on Friday, June 5th at 7pm PST / 10pm EST and Saturday, June 6th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. The third-annual GMA Honors ceremony date has also been announced for May 10, 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 5, 2015*


Audrey Assad Audrey Assad Heads To PledgeMusic To Fund New Hymns Album

Former Sparrow Records artist Audrey Assad, who has since returned to the indie circuit and released a new album Fortunate Fall (among other side projects), has taken to PledgeMusic to fund a brand new hymns project. Although she launched the campaign less than a week ago, it's already almost completely funded, but fans can still preorder the project--and then vote for what songs will be covered on it--at pledgemusic.com/audreyassad... << Full Report >>
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Audrey Assad Save The City Records Signs Rock Band The Exchange

Save The City Records is proud to announce the signing of the rock band The Exchange. This young rock band consisting of brothers Britt (vocals) and Jack Espinosa (drums) and Tyler Mays (bass) have been touring together for over four years. With three singles having been spun on Air-1, K-Life, and Effect radio in the past two years, The Exchange has captured the hearts of their audience with their genuine passion, authentic attitude, captivating performances, and quality lyrics... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 4, 2015*


Jesusfreakhideout.com JesusfreakHideout Launches 11th Music Awards, The JFH Awards

Christian music online pioneers JesusFreakHideout.com have announced their latest annual music awards event, the JFH Awards, with voting now open at www.JFHAwards.com. In 2004, JesusFreakHideout.com launched their first-ever "Reader's Choice Awards," an awards event that allowed JFH readers across the globe to cast their vote for their favorite artists and album releases from the previous year... << Full Report >>
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Strengthen What Remains' "Justice Creeps Slow" Due Out June 9

BLOOD & INK RECORDS is proud to announce the release of STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS' newest effort, Justice Creeps Slow, available everywhere June 9th. Pre-orders and more details coming soon. Throughout their nonstop tour schedule over the past year (including two European runs), STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS crafted six new songs of potent, metallic-hardcore that once and for all prove their genuine steadfastness. Drawing influence from the likes of 100... << Full Report >>
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Andy Needham Band To Release "Love Is The Song" May 12

Love is the Song, by acclaimed New England-based worship ensemble the Andy Needham Band, will release May 12 via iTunes and other digital outlets. Produced by Dove Award-winning Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman) and GRAMMY® Award-winning Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Love is the Song features six new selections co-penned by Andy Needham Band members Andy Needham, Joel Rousseau, Andrew Picha and Jonathan Mason, along with award-winning collaborators Benji Cowart, Carl Cartee, James Tealy and Ike Ndolo... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 1, 2015*


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

Lead singer of Sixpence None The Richer and accomplished solo artist Leigh Nash is back at it, recording a new studio solo album. This time around, Leigh has turned to fan-funding site PledgeMusic for the very first time to allow fans to preorder the album and help finish it. The following is her letter to listeners... "Hello everyone! Leigh Nash here. This is my very first ever PledgeMusic campaign! So welcome to you and welcome to me! I’ve hinted subtly and lately, not so subtly, that I’ve started a brand new record. Sixpence fans, this will be all me, but I hope you’ll love it anyway... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music Debuts Powerful Worship Anthem from The Church at Chapelhill

"Faithful God," the first of four singles from the upcoming worship album, SOAR, from Influence Music, is now available. A mid-tempo declaration of God's steadfastness in the storms of life, "Faithful God" was written by worship leaders Brandon and Jerah Divine in the fall of 2013. Brandon serves as director of worship experience at The Church at Chapelhill, a culturally diverse ministry founded in 2001, now serving 3,000 members on three campuses west of Atlanta, Georgia... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 30, 2015*


The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Addresses Church Unity With New Album

Raucous, award-winning band The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, will be the featured music guest during "Beyond A.D." streaming on NBC.com Sunday, May 3. During the episode, The City Harmonic will reveal the title and album cover for their third full-length album, as well as play live the first single from the new recording set to release through Integrity Music September 2015. The album addresses issues of church unity, a topic also covered in this "Beyond A.D" episode by fellow guest, John Gray, Associate Pastor at Houston's Lakewood Church... << Full Report >>
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See The Rise Signs With Voluminous Records

Minneapolis-based hardcore band See The Rise has signed a label and distribution deal with Voluminous Records. The band's highly anticipated full-length album Exposures will be released nationally June 30th. "We are very excited to have See The Rise join the Voluminous family," said David C. Coleman, President of Voluminous Records. "We've been courting the band for about two years now and have been highly impressed by the quality of their art... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Singh to Release "City Love Music" on May 19

Save the City Records is proud to announce that Jonathan Singh has become part of its roster. Jonathan is a talented worship leader, singer/songwriter, and producer based out of Sugarland Texas. Jonathan leads worship at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, one of the fastest growing churches in America according to Outreach magazine, and he's releasing his first full length album on May 19th... << Full Report >>
*Tuesday, April 28, 2015*


Wolves At The Gate Wolves At The Gate To Release "Reprise" May 12

Solid State Recording artists, Wolves At The Gate have announced a new EP for release on 5/12. Though known for their powerful post-hardcore work, the Reprise EP features the band in entirely acoustic setting. However, rather than suggest that this will be a stripped down guitar and voice affair, it should be stressed that these are full band renditions. Appearing on the forthcoming release will be five re-imaginings of fan-favorite songs as well as a brand new song. Wolves At The Gate has also taken the opportunity... << Full Report >>
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The Ongoing Concept To Release Handmade June 16

Idaho's The Ongoing Concept has released a video announcing their new album this morning. Watch album announcement Here. As evidenced in the time-lapsed video, the forthcoming album's title Handmade is more than a moniker and brings the term “DIY” to a whole new level. In addition to recording the album entirely in their house, making their own videos and album artwork, the band went as far as to build their own instruments for this album... << Full Report >>
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Rock Band Above The Fall Releases Debut EP, "Rise and Fall," Today

Dynamic new rock band Above The Fall is celebrating the release of their highly anticipated six-song debut EP, Rise & Fall. The project, which released today from Cul de Sac Records and is distributed by Elevate Entertainment, follows closely on the heels of the band's first radio single, "Hands in the Air," which recently went for adds at Christian CHR radio stations across the country... << Full Report >>
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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Six-time Grammy Winners Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Hit No. 1 on Billboard Sales Chart

The six-time Grammy award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's new CD entitled PRAY has hit the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine's Gospel Albums Sales Chart this week. PRAY previously debuted at #1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel albums chart, and has already produced two music videos for the title song as well as the worship tune "At The Cross." Choir director Carol Cymbala believes church choirs are still an essential part of corporate worship... << Full Report >>
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GMA The GMA Announces Star-Studded Line Up of Presenters and Performers for GMA Honors

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces a star-studded line up of presenters and performers for the second annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame including the master of ceremonies, Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton. The presenters set for the evening are six-time Grammy Award winner and Dove Award winner, Amy Grant, Founder and Senior Pastor of Christian Cultural Center, Dr. A.R. Bernard, six-time Grammy and... << Full Report >>
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Discovery House Signs Worship Duo Brad + Rebekah

Discovery House, a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries, is pleased to announce the signing of husband and wife worship duo Brad + Rebekah. The pair will release their national debut album, All You’ve Done, produced by Josh Silverburg (Michael W. Smith, Bellarive, Newsboys), on June 2, 2015. “Thank you” is the theme that echoes through All You’ve Done, an authentic worship collection that will at times bring listeners to their feet in praise... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 27, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam 2015 Shatters Attendance Records

NewSong's Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular shattered attendance records and made history this year, wrapping its biggest tour ever with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country. Christian music's #1 tour in the world, Winter Jam attendance surpassed such tours as Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert, among others, according to Pollstar's 2015 First Quarter Year To Date Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart... << Full Report >>
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Jimmy Needham Releases "Vice and Virtue" May 4

Jimmy Needham returns on May 4th with his seventh studio album, Vice & Virtue. The new collection of songs, produced by Will Hunt (Crowder, Shane & Shane), marks Needham's first project to be released by his new label, Platinum Pop Records. As he commenced writing for his latest album, Vice & Virtue, the veteran artist found himself in the midst of an unnerving internal crisis — an overwhelming sense that he just wasn't measuring up spiritually... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, April 25, 2015*


Haste The Day Haste The Day To Release New Abum Coward May 19

Solid State veterans Haste The Day are back with a brand new album Coward which will be released on May 19th. The album features contributions by every major iteration of Haste The Day's lineup. You can Pre-Order the record in CD form (comes with a digital copy for $8.99!!!), or as part of a bundle on the Solid State Online Store... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 23, 2015*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle's Album "How Can It Be" Debuts No. 1 on Billboard

With CCM Magazine describing Lauren Daigle as Christian music's new "it" girl in the April issue, Daigle has lived up to that claim by reaching a record-breaking milestone in her young career. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter's first full album, How Can It Be, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart and No. 29 on Billboard's Top 200. This also marks the highest debut week for Daigle's label, Centricity Music. Produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, How Can It Be, had 10 of the 12 songs from the project on iTunes Top 200 Christian Songs Chart... << Full Report >>
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KB KB's "Tomorrow We Live" Receives Big Response from Critics

Award-winning hip-hop artist KB unveiled his highly anticipated sophomore release earlier this week via Reach Records, titled Tomorrow We Live, and it has already received an overwhelming response from critics across the board. "KB makes a straight masterpiece with his second full-length album Tomorrow We Live... << Full Report >>
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For Today For Today Announce Summer Tour With Gideon

For Today announces headlining Summer tour. The dates will include Christian Festivals such as Alive Fest, Creation Northeast, Icthus and Sonshine. The band will play club shows surrounding the festivals with support from Gideon and Silent Planet. Tickets on sale: Friday, April 24th 10am local. This will be the last leg of touring to support their 2014 album, Fight The Silence. The band most recently toured with Motionless In White... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 22, 2015*


Unspoken Pop/Rock Band Unspoken to Release "Unplugged" April 28

Centricity Music’s Pop/Rock band, Unspoken, will release Unplugged April 28th. The album features acoustic versions of several of the band’s hits; the Top 5 song “Who You Are,” the latest single “Good Fight,” and “Start A Fire” that became the group’s first No. 1 single at AC radio. At the same time, the project also contains five new songs co-written by Unspoken including, “Broken Man,” “Green Light,” “Born With A Broken Heart,” and “Solid Rock.” Unplugged will be available at all digital music outlets and on Unspoken’s tour dates... << Full Report >>
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Attalus Facedown Records Signs Attalus

Formed in May of 2010, Attalus is a four-piece band from Raleigh, NC. Since the release of their debut ep, “The Greater Tide” in December 2010, Attalus have established themselves as one of Raleigh's reputable local bands. Known for passionate live performances and a rigorous work ethic, they have already played alongside bands such as Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Rocket Summer, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights and Wolves at the Gate – along with many others... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 21, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight, Seventh Day Slumber Co-Headline "Small Town America Tour"

Fireflight and Seventh Day Slumber co-headline the fifth annual "Small Town America Tour 2015" with special guests Shonlock and Scarlet White. Sponsored by ChildFund International, the tour launches Aug. 19 and runs through Nov. 22. Known for playing many smaller towns often overlooked by major tours, this year's "Small Town America Tour" (Facebook.com/SmallTownAmericaTour) is planning a multi-state, full-production run across the country. Promoters and churches in both small and large towns interested in bring this... << Full Report >>
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Kings Kaleidoscope Pay What You Feel for Kings Kaleidoscope's "Live in Focus" EP

Kings Kaleidoscope is proud to bring you a reimagining of six live performances from their powerhouse record Becoming Who We Are with a new EP, titled Live In Focus. Featuring alternate arrangements and instrumentation, the Seattle-based indie act have decided to give this EP away on a pay-what-you-feel basis, truly embodying the dedication to their loyal fans and offering something special for anyone who cares to give whatever they can. The EP acts as a giant thank you... << Full Report >>
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Jon Guerra Jon Guerra Releases Full-Length Debut "Little Songs" Today

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jon Guerra releases his first full-length debut album, Little Songs (Essential Records/Provident Label Group), today, April 21, 2015. Fans recently got a taste for Guerra's fresh artistic style on the Rock & Worship Roadshow alongside top acts including Crowder, Matt Maher and Jamie Grace, among others... << Full Report >>
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Tiffany Joy McGhee Signs Deal With Walkway Music Group

Hot off the heels on winning her first Stellar Award, Tiffany Joy McGhee (TiffJoy), announces new deal with VaShawn Mitchell's new company, Walkway Music Group, a division of VMan Entertainment. TiffJoy penned and is featured on the title track to Ricky Dillard's successful 2014 album "Amazing" for which sherecently won the Stellar Award for "Song of the Year." "Amazing," had an impressive... << Full Report >>
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Bread of Stone Bread Of Stone Joins The "Hope Is Something More Tour"

Bread of Stone will debut music from its Feb. 24 album, Not Alone, on the "Hope Is Something More Tour," kicking off next week. In addition to promoting Not Alone on the road this spring, Bread of Stone recently released the project's lead radio single, "All In," now impacting Christian music stations nationwide. Featuring headliner Kutless with additional artists Bread of Stone and Shawn McDonald, LifeLight's "Hope is Something More Tour" will open April 23 in Rapid City, S.D., and visit seven cities through... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 20, 2015*


Audio Adrenaline Baseball Fans "Move" With Audio Adrenaline

“Move,” the high-energy album-opener from GRAMMY® Award-winning Audio Adrenaline’s May 4 Fair Trade Services release, Sound of the Saints, has been selected as the opening theme for “MLB Now,” which airs daily on the MLB Network. A one-hour panel discussion hosted by Brian Kenny, covering breaking news and the game's most recent trends, “MLB Now” features perspectives from baseball journalists, current and former players, managers, sabermetricians and broadcasters. The MLB Network reaches nearly 70 million television households in the United States... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 17, 2015*


Hillsong United Premier Announces All-New Outcry Tour for Summer 2015.asp

Premier Productions announces the launch of the all-new worship tour, OUTCRY Tour 2015, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour exists to highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a combination of artists and worship leaders in a lineup never-seen-before on one tour, OUTCRY Tour 2015 is a unique experience for the concert-goer who may never have the chance to see this group of artists together again on one stage. Tickets for OUTCRY Tour 2015 are on sale to the public beginning May 1, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Christian Music Industry Trailblazer Billy Ray Hearn Dies at 85

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gospel Music Hall of Fame member and CCM pioneer Billy Ray Hearn. Billy Ray died at 6pm Wednesday, April 15th surrounded by his family. Billy Ray Hearn began his career and ministry in gospel music in 1960 as a church music director. Through writing and producing innovative youth musicals he was recruited to work with Word Record Co., where he launched the Myrrh label for Contemporary Christian artists. He was the director of music promotion and music publishing for Word until 1976 when he founded Sparrow Records... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 16, 2015*


DREAM Worship To Release New Revive Worship Album April 28

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the latest release from Revive Worship, "King of Glory" is now available for pre-order! "King of Glory" is an amazing and powerful worship album based entirely on Psalms! Check out the track listing to see how each song relates to the scripture... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 15, 2015*


Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Garners 2 Billboard Music Award Nominations

Reunion/Beach Street Records artist Casting Crowns receives recognition by Billboard magazine with two distinguished "2015 Billboard Music Award" nominations. The group appears in the Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album categories for its latest album THRIVE, which was named the best-selling record of 2014 according the Christian/Gospel Nielsen SoundScan chart. The band also still currently holds the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007... << Full Report >>
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Everyday Sunday Frontman Launches New Band, Populis

It's safe to say that pop punk band Everyday Sunday has gone through a lot of changes since their label debut back in 2002, including their latest metamorphosis into an electronic pop twosome. This week, frontman Trey Pearson announced via video on their Facebook page that a new project can be expected this summer, a new band called "Populis." Pearson will be putting Everyday Sunday on hiatus in the meantime while the members shift their focus to this new band... << Full Report >>
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Big Dismal Former Wind-Up Records Group Big Dismal Returns with Brand-New Single and New Record

Big Dismal was once hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “Top Christian Bands on the Rise” in 2003 when they released their major label debut Believe. 2015 marks a new beginning for the group with a new sound, a new outlook and a new single. The absence has brought on a renewed longing to record and play music again. “Getting back together was not really planned,” says founder and lead singer Eric Durrance “It just felt like it was time and I think we just missed making a difference with our music.” With the help of producer Conrad Johnson (Chris and Conrad) the band releases their new song “Know You”, which will be... << Full Report >>
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DREAM Worship To Release New Hope Christian College Album April 28

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the pre-order for the first album from New Hope Christian College! The first single off the album "Shine Your Light" is an upbeat, anthemic song that can easily be sung in churches across the nation. "I Will Sing" is another great track off the album and is a powerful worship song that you will want to put on repeat! The New Hope Christian College (NHCC) album is truly an exciting compilation of the entire Creative Arts Department of New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon... << Full Report >>
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Dr. Michael A. Milton Reveals "The Secret Life of a Pastor"

Author and theologian Dr. Michael A. Milton pulls back the curtain on what it is really like to work in fulltime ministry in his upcoming book, The Secret Life of a Pastor (and other intimate letters on ministry). This warm and conversational, 128-page book releases in trade paperback on April 20, 2015 from Scotland-based Christian Focus Publications... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 14, 2015*


KB KB's New Album "Tomorrow We Live," Available Now As An iTunes Radio First Play

Award-winning hip-hop artist KB's sophomore album Tomorrow We Live is now available to stream in its entirety on iTunes Radio as an iTunes Radio First Play (iTunesRadio.com/KB), giving fans exclusive access to the stream of the album before it becomes available to the public on April 21. Available only in the U.S., First Play on iTunes Radio has been the home of many top selling artists including Lecrae, AC/DC, Mary J. Blige, Reba McEntire and more. The album will be available... << Full Report >>
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Janice Gaines Releases Two Singles Today, April 14

Motown Gospel's, newest signee, Janice Gaines, releases two digital songs, "Wait On You," and "The Break-Up Song," today. Poised to bring in the next generation of urban contemporary Gospel music, Gaines' singles are now available online for digital download on all major platforms. As an added bonus, exclusive instrumental tracks available... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 10, 2015*


Israel Houghton Integrity Music To Provide Performers For NBC's "Beyond A.D." Launching April 12

NBC's digital talk show companion series "Beyond A.D." will cover the historical and spiritual topics depicted in the broadcast series "A.D. The Bible Continues" while providing fans and audience members an opportunity to interact with cast, producers and special guests including musical performances by artists and ministry partners of Integrity Music. "Beyond A.D." premieres Sunday, April 12 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.com. Hosted by E! News co-host Jason Kennedy and taped before a live audience at the Real Life Church in Southern California, "Beyond A.D." debuts April 12 with "A.D. The Bible Continues" executive... << Full Report >>
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SCC The Bible Tour 2015 Celebrates String Of Sold-Out Dates

America's deep interest in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's "The Bible" continues with a sensational start to The Bible Tour 2015 just days after the #1 debut of "A.D. The Bible Continues" on NBC. Episode 2 airs this Sunday 9/8c on NBC and America will witness the much anticipated Ascension of Jesus. The Bible Tour 2015, based on the hit miniseries and featuring some of today's top Christian music stars, kicked off Wednesday night at Victory Family Church in Pittsburgh with the first of six sold-out shows. The next five stops in Indianapolis... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Whalum Releases "The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV" May 19

Grammy® Award-Winning Recording Artist Kirk Whalum presents his highly-anticipated new docu-music concert film/DVD The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV, in partnership with Mack Avenue Records and Rendezvous Music. The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV docu-music concert film/DVD, which chronicles the album recording process and offers candid access to the artist as he reflects on his career and the music, is set for release on May 19, 2015 and distributed by Sony Red Distribution and Provident Distribution. The film features the live recording of the companion album at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, N.Y... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 9, 2015*


Newsboys Newsboys Celebrate Two 2015 Billboard Music Nominations

Best-selling mega group Newsboys have been nominated for two 2015 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced this week. One of Christian music's most influential bands, Newsboys are nominated for Top Christian Artist, alongside Casting Crowns, Hillsong UNITED, Lecrae and MercyMe. In addition, Newsboys' "We Believe" is nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song. The band's longest-running #1 single to date, "We Believe" also serves as the theme song of Pure... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 8, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE'S "Rivers In The Wasteland" Nominated for Billboard's Top Christian Album

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has been nominated for Billboard's Top Christian Album for RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 upon its release last year. This is the first Billboard nomination for the band, who received their first GRAMMY® nomination last year for "Multiplied," also featured on RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli's "He Knows My Name" Receives Nomination for Billboard's Top Christian Song

Industry and fan favorite, Fervent Records artist Francesca Battistelli received a nomination for Billboard's Top Christian Song for, "He Knows My Name," which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 across multiple formats. This is the two-time RIAA Gold Certified artist's first Billboard nomination, adding to her lengthy list of accolades, which includes three GRAMMY nominations, multiple Dove Awards and career sales exceeding 1.4 million units... << Full Report >>
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Indie Band August Rain Releases Debut Single Grace from New Album

Today, the Atlanta-based August Rain is debuting their new multi-format single "Grace" via the PlayMPE platform. The debut single off their highly anticipated new CD AMERICAN JESUS, "Grace" is written with raw and authentic lyrics that tell a story of faith and determination in the face of struggle. Even before the official release, an impressive number of networks have become early adopters of "Grace," including Family Life Network... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 7, 2015*


Finding Favour Finding Favour to Release First Full Album "Reborn" June 23

Gotee Record's Finding Favour, is scheduled to release their first full album, Reborn, June 23, 2015. Produced by Casey Brown (Love & the Outcome, All Things New), the new project shows the maturity and growth of Finding Favour since they first signed with Gotee Records in 2012. Reborn features 10 new songs that were co-written by the group... << Full Report >>
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Deraj Releases "Forgive You Much" Music Video

It's a fact that in life we experience disappointments in relationships at some level, but the ones that can affect us most deeply are from those whom we know and trust dearly. Whether it's a broken promise from a friend or an irresponsible, lying spouse, it will all stir up unwanted feelings and emotions. The common response is to seek justice and at times revenge for offenses made to us, but we often avoid the road less traveled. "Forgive You Much," by Deraj, takes the listener down... << Full Report >>
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Dru Bex Debuts "Goin' Up" Single From April 24th Release

Dru Bex releases his for single "Goin Up" his ode to the Bay Area and the first single off of his upcoming EP "Imperfect Messenger". Dru shares, "When I first heard the instrumental, I was reminded of the Bay Area sound which I love so much and I knew I wanted to try a different flow on this one. I wanted to make a fun track that... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 6, 2015*


Switchfoot Parents of Switchfoot's Jon and Tim Foreman Release Parenting Book

Offering engaging, honest and thought-provoking stories that give readers a backstage look into the early lives of Jon and Tim Foreman of the multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning band Switchfoot, parents Mark and Jan Foreman focus on challenging readers to rethink how they live out the primary purpose of parenting in Never Say No: Raising Big Picture Kids. This engaging book releasing May 2015 from David C Cook takes an inside look at an ordinary family that raised two sons who rock the world-literally... << Full Report >>
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Worship Band People Of The Earth to Release Debut Album April 14

Vital Worship record label announces the signing of the Worship band, People Of The Earth, and the release date of the group's debut project, We Are People Of The Earth, April 14, 2015. The record was produced by Grammy nominated songwriter and producer, Aaron Rice, and features 10 new songs, with nine of them co-written by People Of The Earth. The first single from the project, "Hope For You" features the vocals of guest artist, Alisa Turner. We Are People Of The Earth will be available at iTunes and all online music outlets, including Daywind.com, and will be distributed by... << Full Report >>
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Abandon Kansas Abandon Kansas' BC Music Debut "alligator" Now Available for Pre-Order

BC Music artist Abandon Kansas has released the pre-order packages for their May release, alligator. Currently battling the elements and shag carpet on their sixth annual living room tour, founder and vocalist Jeremy Spring, has been hand delivering copies to his IndieGoGo supporters all across the country as well as previewing new tracks to eager and intimate crowds. Polarizing yet beautiful, alligator may be the vocalist's proudest moment... << Full Report >>
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Point Of Grace Point of Grace's "Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)" Releases to Critical Acclaim

One of the most successful and endearing artists in Christian music history, Point of Grace continues to widen its circle of fans, winning over critics and industry within Christian and country music with their 13th studio album, Directions Home: Songs We Love, Songs You Know, releasing April 7, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Red Roots Trio Red Roots Releases "Great Big Yes" Music Video

Red Roots is pleased to announce the release of their New Music Video to their latest Radio Single "Great Big Yes." This is Red Roots' second Music Video released off their latest album "Triplicity" which was nominated for a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year. Natalie of Red Roots says, "It's awesome to hear the feedback from people expressing their connection with scenes throughout the video. We hope it continues to touch many lives... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 2, 2015*


Point Of Grace Country Weekly Premieres Point of Grace Video

Just a few days before the release of their eagerly anticipated new album and first covers project, Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know), GRAMMY®-nominated vocal group Point of Grace takes fans inside the creation of their new album, debuting exclusively on CountryWeekly.com. With career sales exceeding 8 million albums, the group's signature harmony has been the foundation of their sound. Those harmonies are the driving... << Full Report >>
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New Book "I'm Happy for You (Sort of . . . Not Really)" Addresses Lost Art of Contentment

Contrast this: Facebook in 2013 reports 1.23 billion monthly active users. Berlin's Humbolt University research, meanwhile, shows how many of those users run into "envy, leaving them feeling lonely, frustrated or angry." Take a deep breath and slowly set down that smartphone, says Kay Wills Wyma, author of the new I'm Happy for You (Sort Of . . . Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison (WaterBrook Press, May 5, 2015)... << Full Report >>
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Fellowship Creative's Live EP, "Alive In Us," Peaks at No. 1 on iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart

Fellowship Creative exists to point people to Jesus, and the heart behind that mission has been captured on their newly released live EP, Alive In Us, which released March 31. Listeners are already responding to the project with enthusiasm as the EP rapidly climbed the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart, peaking at No. 1. Alive In Us is a collaborative effort of artists who have emerged from Fellowship Church, a church driven... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 1, 2015*


Future Of Forestry Future Of Forestry Surprise Fans With New Album This Week, "Pages"

Future of Forestry released a completely new album yesterday, surprising many fans. A 14-song version of the new album, 'Pages' is available at the Future of Forestry Store while a 12-song version of 'Pages' is available on iTunes at the same price. "This album is really different than other FOF albums. I didn't want to spoil it by releasing a few hints or songs ahead of time, so I thought springing a surprise album release would be appropriate... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity Music Writers Honored at 2015 ASCAP Christian Music Awards

Integrity Music writers Travis Ryan and Matt Hooper were honored at the 2015 ASCAP Christian Music Awards for their song "We Believe," which they performed during the ceremony. "We Believe," a No. 1 radio single for the GRAMMY Award® nominated group Newsboys, was recognized as one of the top five performed songs for 2014. In addition to writing for Integrity, Ryan and Hooper also record for the label. Ryan will release a new live EP this summer that will be recorded at his church, LifePoint in Smyrna, Tennessee. Hooper, based in the UK, wrote and was featured on the LIFE Worship song "Dance Again," which has garnered more than 10 million views on GodTube... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED To Perform On The Today Show April 2

Hillsong UNITED will be performing their brand new single, "Touch The Sky," tomorrow, April 2, on the TODAY show. This will be the band's first national television appearance performing this debut single from their forthcoming album EMPIRES. Their performance will be during the 10 am hour. Last week UNITED's new album became available for pre-order at iTunes, which included the single as an instant download. The album quickly shot up to No. 5 on the iTunes overall chart... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 31, 2015*


Plumb PLUMB to Release New Worship Album EXHALE on May 4

Multi-genre recording artist, songwriter, and author PLUMB is finalizing her seventh studio album, titled EXHALE, for release May 4, 2015. EXHALE follows the tour-de-force success of her previous album NEED YOU NOW, an intense collection that coincided with the artist's personal struggle in her marriage up through her family's restoration. This story ultimately lead to the artist writing her memoir, titled 'Need You Now: A Story of Hope'. EXHALE is the resulting collection of songs filled... << Full Report >>
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Morgan Harper Nichols Gotee Records Welcomes Morgan Harper Nichols To The Label

Gotee Records announces the newest addition to the label with the signing of singer/songwriter, Morgan Harper Nichols. The Atlanta-based storyteller is no stranger to the label, as she has co-written and been featured on numerous songs with sister, Jamie Grace. Nichols will be releasing her self-titled debut album on May 19 at all digital outlets while the physical CD will be available at shows and www.gotee.com/store. Produced by Paul Mabury (Lauren Diagle, All Sons & Daughters), the album will feature Mac Powell of Third Day, All Sons & Daughters and Jamie Grace. The album's debut single, "Storyteller," is available at all digital outlets now... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West's "Live Forever" Goes Up For Pre-Order

Matthew West, the four-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter will release his new album, Live Forever, on April 28 (Capitol CMG). Produced by Pete Kipley (MercyMe, Crowder), Live Forever continues West's mission to tell a story of a different kind with his music - to transform listeners' stories into life-changing songs. Live Forever is now available for pre-order. The pre-order at iTunes includes two instant downloads - the album's first radio single... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Delivers "Help 2.0"

Erica Campbell today launches Help 2.0, the re-release of 2015's Grammy® Award winning Best Gospel CD, and top selling album that has already garnered numerous other awards, including 8 Stellar Awards at this year's 30th Annual music event, a Dove Award and a Soul Train Music Award win. The seemingly unstoppable Campbell, already a multi-Grammy® Award winning artist and songwriter, celebrates the re-release this week with VH1 Soul/VH1.com world video premiere of her new single, "More Love" March 30th... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Releases New Video, "Diamonds"

Four time Juno Award nominee, Musician, songwriter, & Author Manafest has released his latest video for the single "Diamonds" today on his official website www.manafest.com. "Diamonds," was co-written with Thousand Foot Krutch's frontman Trevor McNevan and tackles the timely issue of addiction. "When we were working on the beat, I couldn't stop thinking about someone struggling with addiction and turning to drugs," states Manafest. "I remember reading Brian 'Head' Welch's book... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Returns With "Sound of the Saints" May 4

Sound of the Saints, the highly-anticipated tenth studio recording and sophomore Fair Trade Services release from two-time GRAMMY® Award winners Audio Adrenaline, is slated to bow May 4. Beginning today, the project is available for preorder on iTunes and Amazon Music. Produced by GRAMMY® winner Seth Mosley (Jeremy Camp, for KING & COUNTRY) and Joshua Silverberg (Newsboys, Michael W. Smith), the 10-song set... << Full Report >>
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Tamela Mann Tamela Mann's 'Best Days' Album RIAA Certified Gold

Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann's album 'Best Days' (CD/ Deluxe Edition) is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the achievement of selling more than 500,000 copies. Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela's manager and husband, David Mann, presented Tamela with her RIAA Certified Gold plaque at a pre-screening of Bounce TV's 'Mann & Wife' during the Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas. A presentation was also made to Tillymann Music Group distribution... << Full Report >>
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Dru Bex "Imperfect Messenger" EP Details Unveiled

Since releasing the bold label single, "NOW," boasting the entire artist roster, Role Model Records follows up with its first project offering, "Imperfect Messenger" from the label's newest signee, Dru Bex. His debut with the budding inspirational hip hop label, Dru clearly set out to prove a point. From the concept to the sonic execution, Dru strikes a resonating chord with listeners... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 30, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight - A Change in Perspective; Loving others with Acts of Service, Quality Time, Compassion

Fireflight members Glenn (guitars) and Wendy Drennen (bass), along with their four-year-old son Phoenix, traveled to Jamaica last month. After returning home, Wendy penned the "A Change in Perspective; Loving others with Acts of Service, Quality Time, Compassion" story that follows... "Over the past few years, Glenn and I have felt God preparing us for the trip that we had the opportunity to take last month. From watching a documentary about downsizing and another one about... << Full Report >>
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Shane and Shane Shane and Shane Announces New Album "The Worship Initiative"

The worship duo of Shane & Shane, comprised of Shane Everett and Shane Barnard, announces the release of their album, The Worship Initiative, available on April 28 with Fair Trade Services. The 12-song project is in addition to their specialized Worship Initiative program, an online resource where worship leaders and musicians can receive both musical training and spiritual teaching... << Full Report >>
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Trant "A Ram In The Bush" Out March 31

Picture someone who is always trying to make others laugh or uplift them while teaching them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Picture somebody who makes it his goal to give all glory to God in everything he does; someone who rarely says no when he sees another in need. Picture a self-less person who is willing to let others go first just to make that person feel better… a winner. Meet Trant, a 31 year old from Huntsville, Alabama, a follower of Christ. He is not a rapper or singer, but a music producer, a songwriter, and a businessman... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 27, 2015*


Matt Maher Matt Maher's "Saints and Sinners" Nabs the No. 2 Spot on Billboard's Christian Chart

Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Maher doesn't disappoint with his latest release Saints & Sinners as it debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Christian Chart this week. Additionally, his current single "Because He Lives (Amen)" dominated the No. 1 spot on Billboard National Christian Audience Chart attracting 9.9 million listeners. "Because He Lives (Amen)" is one of 11 compelling tracks on the new release, all of which are receiving praise from critics across the board... << Full Report >>
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Bleach Murray Hill Theatre Celebrates 20 Years This August

This August the Murray Hill Theatre, one of Jacksonville, Florida's longest running live music venues, is commemorating two decades of operation by holding a 2-day festival style event featuring Five Iron Frenzy, John Mark McMillan, Bleach, House Of Heroes, Bellarive, Ascend The Hill, My Epic and more to be announced. The festivities are scheduled for August 15th & 16th of 2015 at the historic venue. Murray Hill Theatre is located at 932 Edgewood Ave South, Jacksonville, Florida, 32205. Doors each day at currently scheduled to open 2:00pm. More info and advanced tickets are available for online purchase at Murray Hill Theatre... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Takes Over VH1 Soul March 30

Erica Campbell set to exclusively reveal her new music video "More Love," this Monday, March 30th on VH1 Soul and VH1.com. The video, created by Warryn Campbell, directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini with executive producer, Joyce Washington will premiere at 6:00am EST on VH1 Soul and will run every hour all day. The video will also be available on line exclusively on VH1.com. Shot in HD, the video is a powerful look at love, life and family through the years... << Full Report >>
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Blood and Ink Records To Release Saints Never Surrender's "Brutus" On Vinyl

It's with great excitement that Blood & Ink Records is releasing SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER Brutus on vinyl for the first time ever. Originally released in 2008 on CD only, this classic, melodic-hardcore record shot ripples through the hardcore community when it was released. Filled with heartfelt, astonishingly mature songwriting, Brutus brought a new level of intensity and honesty from SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 26, 2015*


Needtobreathe Noisetrade Offers Free Samplers for NEEDTOBREATHE and Mae Spring Tours

Noisetrade has long been a great source for free music to try out or get a taste for. NEEDTOBREATHE has previously released a couple completely free EPs through the risk-free music shop, and now they're sharing music from their current TOUR DE COMPADRES friends with a new sampler. Similarly, Mae is back on the road celebrating 10 years of their album The Everglow, and they're also offering a tour sampler featuring acts at those shows. Read below for more info... << Full Report >>
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Fireflight Fireflight Premieres Video For "We Are Alive"

The momentum toward the May 5 release of INNOVA, the first new album in over three years from Fireflight, continues to build. This week the band declares "We Are Alive" with its new video and single from INNOVA. Produced by Phil Earnest, the "We Are Alive" video exclusively premieres today on Alternative Press. Following the premiere, the video will be hosted on the band's YouTube page and be available for music video shows everywhere... << Full Report >>
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Asaiah Ziv Asaiah Ziv Celebrates Chart-Topping Song

Currently topping the DJBooth.net Indie Hip-Hop Music Chart at #1 is "Ziv?" by Asaiah Ziv, perhaps not yet a familiar name … but definitely a familiar voice. Formerly known by the name KIDD, he was signed at just 15 years old to indie label Infiltrate Music and at 17, released his debut album Murder My Flesh (2013). The album rose to the #15 spot on iTunes Hip Hop charts, reached #6 on Amazon Music's Christian charts, and #14 on the Billboard Gospel album chart. Under the moniker KIDD... << Full Report >>
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Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Prepares for Release of New Album "How Can It Be" April 14

The anticipation is building as Lauren Daigle's first full album, How Can It Be, releases April 14th. In support of the new project, Daigle flew to New York City to record several songs from the new album exclusively for SiriusXM and the national network will air these performances and other songs from the new album hourly on release day. While in the northeast, Daigle visited Star 99 in New Jersey where she performed a few songs and did a Q&A with about 60 lucky listeners. From there, Daigle did a standing room only pop-up concert for WRBS in Baltimore, MD, and then filmed a live performance video for WGTS in Washington, DC, before playing for the staff... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 25, 2015*


for King & Country for KING & COUNTRY Set for Jimmy Kimmel Debut Tonight

Two-time Grammy Award winners, for KING & COUNTRY, will celebrate two firsts this week. One, their debut performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," to take place from the "Kimmel café" tonight and the other, their first VESSEL video premiere of their song "Fix My Eyes," from their album Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. The Vessel premiere of "Fix My Eyes", which was shot in Knoxville before a sold-out... << Full Report >>
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Flame Christian Hip Hop Artist FLAME Releases Book, "All In"

Christian Hip Hop artist FLAME releases his first book titled, ALL IN. It is a Christian living book geared toward young adults. The theme 'all in' is a metaphor to describe one's full commitment to God. The book begins with a Foreword written by pastor and author, Thabiti Anyabwile. An endorsement by Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, states "Flame is one of the most theologically rooted and creatively dynamic artists in North America today. In this book, Flame calls us to a life of obedient commitment to Christ. The book will challenge you with the Word of the Kingdom and will prompt you toward wisdom as... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant GSN'S "It Takes A Church" Returns For Season 2 March 26

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, will premiere the second season of their hit matchmaking show, IT TAKES A CHURCH on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Grammy®-nominated vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, returns as host, visiting churches in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana and Wyoming, in hopes of finding love for one single congregant. Each week, IT TAKES A CHURCH... << Full Report >>
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Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Great Big Family Room Tour Sells Out 14 Shows

Halfway in to one of the most unique tours of 2015, Fervent Records and Dove Award winning artist, Sidewalk Prophets, has sold-out 14 of 18 shows on their current Great Big Family Room tour. The unconventional tour, which has covered 8,000 miles and made its way to 11 states has several components built in to the overall experience with the goal of connecting with fans and concert-goers as personally and authentically as possible... << Full Report >>
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Rachael Lampa Virtual School of the Arts Brings Music Education and Music Industry All-Stars to Nashville Starting April 1

With music and the arts disappearing from schools nationwide, Virtual School of the Arts (VSA) is stepping forward to bring music education back to our schools. On April 1st, the program will launch in its first Middle Tennessee school, setting up shop at John Early Museum Magnet Middle School in Nashville. “Through our partnership with John Early Museum Magnet Middle School, we are able to give music lessons via Skype to students that normally couldn't afford private music lessons right here in our city,” says VSA founder and renowned drummer and songwriter, Chad Chapin (Ben Folds, Casting Crowns, dcTalk)... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 24, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight Lead Singer Dawn Michele Welcomes First Baby

Fireflight's lead singer Dawn Michele and her husband, musician Matt Lott, celebrate the birth of their first baby. Johnny Scott Danger Lott was born in Albuquerque yesterday (3/23/15) at 12:21 pm MDT, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19½ inches long. "Meet Johnny Scott Danger Lott. This is the best day of my life!" tweets Dawn and sharing the photo on Instagram and Facebook. "Your prayers made it possible. I love you all!" While Dawn enjoys her time as a first-time mother, Fireflight's touring remains quiet. All that is about to change though with the... << Full Report >>
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Dave Barnes Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes' Two Birds / One Stone Tour to Benefit Mocha Club

Mocha Club and singer-songwriters Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz announced today the continuation of a 10-year partnership to change communities in Africa. With the launch of their Two Birds / One Stone Tour on March 26 and continuing through each date, Barnes and Wertz will share the work of Mocha Club and ask concert-goers to join in on the efforts. "Right around when we both started playing music to crowds ten years ago, Mocha Club started as a way to give small sacrifices to make a BIG difference... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West David Garcia and Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriters of the Year at ASCAP Christian Music Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held last night at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams was on hand to help celebrate the evening's honorees before an audience of distinguished songwriters, Christian music stars and music industry leaders. Top honors were awarded to the following... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope's Red Bus Project Supports Orphans

With over five tours to date, thousands of students from more than 100 colleges nationally have tangibly acted to care for orphans with Show Hope's Red Bus Project. Through a unique British double-decker-bus-turned-rolling-thrift-store, students have learned about the needs of orphans, signed up to get involved, and even donated and shopped for clothes to help provide families for waiting orphans around the world. So far, the Red Bus Project has reached out to more than 300,000 students, sharing the message of advocating for orphans. To continue this powerful mission of impacting students around the U.S., the Red Bus is currently visiting 14 colleges this spring... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 20, 2015*


for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Release Music Video For "Shoulders"

for KING & COUNTRY, the two-time 2015 GRAMMY Award-winning Australian brother duo, Joel and Luke Smallbone, releases the official music video for their latest single, "Shoulders." Filmed in Nashville and Chattanooga, TN, the video is directed by Ben Smallbone, with support from Joel Smallbone, and features several powerful scenarios oriented around a central theme of redemption. "When it came to creating a music video for 'Shoulders,' we knew that it had to carry as much personal and spiritual meaning as the song. Ultimately, the video expands on the question about where help... << Full Report >>
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Tree63 Tree63 Offers First Song In 7 Years Through Kickstarter

Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 launched a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. As the band nears its funding goal, they are offering to all who participate in the Kickstarter campaign the first new single from Tree63 in over seven years, "The Storm." Once the campaign is fully funded, participants will receive a download of the track... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys Among Star-Studded Line-Up At Do You Believe Premiere

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips of GRAMMY®-nominated, best-selling mega group Newsboys were among a star-studded line-up walking the red carpet earlier this week at the Hollywood premiere of Pure Flix's highly-anticipated new theatrical release, "Do You Believe?" The latest film from the creators of the 2014 smash hit "God's Not Dead," "Do You Believe?" sees a dozen different souls, all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ…even if they don't believe it. Yet... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 19, 2015*


NewSong Newsong's Critically-Acclaimed "Faithful" Debuts At #1

Faithful, the highly-anticipated live worship set from GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan's Praise & Worship chart for the week ending March 15. The critically-acclaimed Integrity Music project also landed at #3 on Nielsen SoundScan's Current Contemporary Christian chart, marking the chart's highest debut of the week. NewSong's first live recording since 2005's Rescue, Faithful released March 10 and features songwriting... << Full Report >>
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Susan Toney Keeps God In The Mainstream Mix

Celebrated as a poignant lyricist, accomplished musician and transcendent vocalist, SUSAN TONEY wings from her homebase in LA to Nashville this month to support the release of her latest single. "Missing Me (Remix)." The new music showcases a fusion of pop, country, rock and rhythm and blues coming from her, much celebrated CD project release, LOVE IS THE CURE-THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 18, 2015*


Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Releases "Diamonds" This Week

Hawk Nelson has released their new studio album Diamonds (Fair Trade Services) this week. In celebrating their seventh studio album, Hawk Nelson is making stops in Houston, TX (KSBJ), South Bend, IN (PulseFM), Champaign, IL (WBGL) and Phoenix, AZ (Family Life Radio) for radio concerts and promotions. The band can also be seen on WGN's Chicago top-rated morning show on March 19th as they perform their song "Just Getting Started" live during the 9 am CT hour... << Full Report >>
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Joanne Cash Continues the Cash Family Legacy with Release of Star-Studded Duets Album on April 1

Gospel music legend Joanne Cash, sister of country music icon Johnny Cash, will release her latest album, Breaking Down the Barriers, on April 1st. The star-studded duets album from Nashville-based indie label Proverbial Excellence will be available in stores and at all digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon, distributed by Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution. On Breaking Down the Barriers, Joanne teamed up with many of her famous friends for a collection of 14 duets that are firmly planted in Gospel... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 17, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Offers Backyard Concert for Charity

Atlantic/Word Entertainment recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity. The silent auction, which coincides with the Grammy nominated rock band's annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tournament, will begin at 6pm ET on March 23rd, and also features items donated by musical artists including Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon among others. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and... << Full Report >>
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Matt Maher Matt Maher Releases New Studio Album, "Saints and Sinners"

Multi-GRAMMY® nominee and acclaimed songwriter Matt Maher released his fifth studio album today, with Essential Records/Provident Label Group, Saints And Sinners. Also available today is a digital-only deluxe edition that features five bonus tracks, two additional live cuts and an exclusive unplugged version of "Because He Lives (Amen)." The album's first single, "Because He Lives (Amen)," is in the Top 5 at radio, currently sitting at No. 4 on the National Christian Audience Chart and No. 6 on the AC Monitored Chart... << Full Report >>
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NF NF Debuts "Intro" Music Video Today

Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist "NF," is premiering his music video for "Intro" exclusively on the homepage of MTV.com and the broadcast premiere with mtvU. "Intro" is currently airing solely on the mtvU network for the next 24 hours, broadcasting at the top of each hour. Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses, mtvU reaches upwards of nine million U.S. college students, making it the largest and most comprehensive television network targeted for the college audience... << Full Report >>
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Centricity Music Signs Singer/Songwriter Jordan Feliz

Centricity Music announced today the signing of Rock singer/songwriter, Jordan Feliz. His debut project will release in Fall 2015, with a tentative add date for the first radio single this summer. Feliz comes to the label with impressive credentials, after generating a loyal following with his former west coast band, A Current Affair. Feliz is currently writing new material for his upcoming EP and will head into the recording studio in the spring... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 16, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Announces New Studio Album, "Empires" Releasing May 26

RIAA Platinum-selling group Hillsong UNITED has revealed the album cover for their new studio project, EMPIRES, 95,000 feet from space. Presenting the cover from the stratosphere on their website and social media channels, EMPIRES will release May 26 with Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG. This project follows 2013's ZION, the group's most successful and fastest selling album to date... << Full Report >>
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Christy Nockels Christy Nockels Announces First Ever Live Worship Album, "Let It Be Jesus," To Release April 28

Whether in arenas for Passion Conferences or in the auditorium of Passion City Church, Christy Nockels is known for leading thousands in heartfelt worship, and April 28 will mark the release of her first ever live worship album, Let It Be Jesus. Recorded live at Passion City Church in Atlanta, the album captured a night full of praise to God... << Full Report >>
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Female Hip-Hop Artist, Murk to Release "P31" EP March 31

Female hip hop artist Murk is set to release the "P31" EP on March 31st, 2015 via Dedicated Music Group. Each album track features production by Mr. Del. The project's theme is centered around Proverbs 31 and should be of particular interest to young ladies. On P31, she covers several topics familiar to young women including: self esteem, forgiveness/grace... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 13, 2015*


Francesca Battistelli Word Publishing Wins Big At SESAC Christian Music Awards

Word Publishing scored several wins at the SESAC Christian Music Awards, held Tuesday, March 3 at City Winery in Nashville, TN. The awards recognized activity for songwriter and publishers in 2014. Word Publishing songwriter, Justin Ebach, was among the night's biggest winners, walking away with three awards, including one for his song, "Hope Can Change Everything." Justin wrote the song for the Detroit K-LOVE Hope House, and one hundred percent of artist and writer royalties from the song... << Full Report >>
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Jamie Grace OrphanSong Unites To Artists To Benefit Children In Africa

OrphanSong, the sophomore release from STORYSONG Music, bows tomorrow (March 13) exclusively at Family Christian Stores nationwide. A diversity of Christian music’s top artists, including Newsboys, Jamie Grace, Jars of Clay, The Gotee Brothers (featuring TobyMac), Nicole C. Mullen, Buddy Greene and Mark Schultz, among others, are featured on the 15-track compilation, which was created to raise funds for physical and educational needs of orphans in Africa... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 12, 2015*


Blanca Blanca Releases Full-Length Solo Debut Album May 4

With the highest charting debut single from a new artist this year,"Who I Am," and performances in front of over a half million people on Winter Jam, critically-acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, is garnering great anticipation for her full-length debut solo album. The self-titled project releases May 4 and builds upon the soul/pop, hip-hop vibe of her debut EP, Who I Am. Currently on tour with Winter Jam, the largest tour in North America for the first quarter, according to Pollstar... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group Kingdom Set To Release "Acoustic Sessions" April 14

Northern California worship team, Kingdom is proud to announce the release Acoustic Sessions, which releases April 14th on Dream Records. Featuring hit songs like "God of Fire" and "Chorus of the Saints", the guys show a more stripped down version of their sound with raw acoustics and powerful praise elements. "Victorious" will be the first song featured when they begin pre-orders on iTunes on March 31st. Click below to watch the slide video for the new song... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 11, 2015*


Third Day's "Lead Us Back" Debuts At #20 On Billboard Top 200

Third Day
GRAMMY©, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning group THIRD DAY's new album, LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, at #13 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums Chart, and #1 on Billboard's Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart this week. Coinciding with the release, the popular Contemporary Christian rock band performed to a sold-out audience at the Beacon Theatre in New York on... << Full Report >>
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The Neverclaim The Neverclaim Releases "The Joy" July 2015

Portland, OR based band, The Neverclaim, soared onto musical radars with 2012's Revival being named a top 10 Worship Leader Magazine album of the year. The recording was followed by the band's self-titled Essential Records debut in 2013 climbing all the way to No. 34 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers Albums chart. Seeking to see lives transformed by experiencing God and His love, and having gone through a series of personal and professional refining, The Neverclaim returns with... << Full Report >>
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WOW WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition Available Now

The latest in the prolific WOW series, WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition, released yesterday, March 10th, featuring 36 top Christian artists and songs, REMIXED. The 2-CD collection includes 17 brand new remixes like Casting Crowns' "Thrive [The nightSHIFT Remix]," Big Daddy Weave's "Overwhelmed [Neva Remix]," for KING & COUNTRY's "Fix My Eyes [Glory Remix]," Tenth Avenue North's "No Man Is An Island [Ailo Remix] and " Young & Free's "Wake [Through The Night Remix]," among others... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Announces Worship Night in America Events

GRAMMY® Award winner Chris Tomlin's longtime vision is coming to fruition this summer with the launch of Worship Night In America, bringing thousands together across the country to exalt the name of Jesus Christ. Tomlin will be joined by several prominent worship leaders and pastors including Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Matt Redman, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Israel Houghton, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham and Hillsong's Reuben Morgan... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 10, 2015*


RSJ Rebecca St. James Releases New Book, "One Last Thing"

Against the backdrop of the recent box office tidal wave of media coverage and audiences for "Fifty Shades of Grey," the film adaptation of British author E.L. James' blockbuster book trilogy, "acceptable porn" is infiltrating as never before our daily conversations, cultural outlook-and too often personal relationships--says Christian Grammy Award winner and best-selling author, Rebecca St. James. Long an outspoken media voice for' faith and values' issues, St, James is talking this week about her own just released new book, hitting bookshelves this week... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Food for the Hungry Announces Partnership with Newsboys Spring Tour

Food for the Hungry is pleased to partner with best-selling GRAMMY®-nominated, Christian music group Newsboys, as the group kicks off its "We Believe...God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour. The tour, which began February 12 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is scheduled to include more than 40 cities this spring, including Austin, Texas; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Des Moines, Iowa; and Albany, New York, before concluding May 9 in Greensboro, North Carolina... << Full Report >>
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KB KB Launches Second New Single "Crowns & Thorns (Oceans)"

Reach Records has officially launched the pre-order for KB's highly anticipated album, Tomorrow We Live, which releases nationwide on April 21. Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, when fans pre-order the album, they will receive an immediate download of "Sideways feat. Lecrae" and his brand new second single "Crowns & Thorns (Oceans)". Prior to the pre-order roll out, some lucky music lovers in Houston, TX were able to listen to the album in its entirety for the first time over the weekend... << Full Report >>
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Deitrick Haddon eOne Music Signs Deitrick Haddon, Partnering With New Label, DHVISIONS

Two award-winning powerhouses have teamed up to bring gospel music and entertainment to new creative heights, as Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) announces the signing of award-winning gospel superstar, songwriter, and producer Deitrick Haddon to a new partnership, with the formation of his label DHVisions, in association with Relevé Entertainment. In the formation of the DHVisions label partnership with Haddon, the chart-topping record label and hit-making gospel superstar's creative forces come together to continue driving forward the power of gospel across new ground, with the label partnership encompassing new music as well as Haddon, Relevé Entertainment and eOne partnering to develop and produce television/film content... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 9, 2015*


SCC The Bible Tour 2015 Announces Partnership with ChildFund International

The Bible Tour 2015, which launches April 8, has already sold-out the Philadelphia show and is adding a matinee to satisfy the demand in Stamford, CT. The matinee begins at 2pm, followed by an evening performance at 7pm. Click HERE for more information. The 16-show live-concert experience, inspired by the epic TV-series, The Bible, watched by over 100 million people, also announces their partnership with ChildFund International... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 5, 2015*


Matt Kearney Mat Kearney's "Just Kids" Lands In Top 20 On Billboard's Top 200

Mat Kearney has delivered another landmark album with his latest release Just Kids through Inpop/Republic/Aware Records. His fifth studio album debuted in the Top 20 on Billboard's Top 200 and took the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Christian Chart. In conjunction with the release, Mat's recently performed his current single "Billion" on the Today show and graced the cover of CCM's March issue, available now. As fans have been showing their support of Just Kids, critics also are sharing their excitement of Kearney... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity To Release NCC Worship's Label Debut "You Alone" March 31

Integrity Music announces ministry partnership with National Community Church (NCC) and releases globally NCC Worship's first label-distributed recording, You Alone, March 31 as a digital-only Worship Resource Pack. National Community Church is a multi-site church that meets in theaters around the Washington, DC metro area. NCC and its worship team, NCC Worship, exist to make the name of Jesus famous in our generation. To that end, NCC, much like its nonprofit partner, Integrity Music, will donate proceeds from the recording to carry forward that mission... << Full Report >>
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Thomas Nelson Thomas Nelson To Release New Book "All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture" March 24

Publishing giant Thomas Nelson is pleased to announce the March 24, 2015 release of Kevin Harvey’s upcoming book, All You Want to Know About the Bible In Pop Culture: Finding Our Creator In Superheroes, Prince Charming, and Other Modern Marvels. When you look closely, past the outrageous outfits and the antics of teen pop-sensations, it’s easy to see that from the big screen to the small screen and right down to the radio waves, God and His stories are still prevalent in pop culture today. There are movies and television shows that speak eternal truth, reality show families who represent believers well, even fictional Christians portrayed in a positive light. And if you listen closely, musicians are still drawing their themes from God as the original songwriters of the Bible did... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope Holds Empowered To Connect Conference in San Antonio April 10 and 11

Show Hope,™ a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times' best-selling author, will offer its next Empowered To Connect (ETC) Conference April 10 and 11. The upcoming conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas and simulcasted for the first time ever to churches and event centers across the U.S. and Canada. There are already 270 churches registered to broadcast the simulcast to date with more registering weekly. It is expected for approximately 10,000 people to participate in the conference... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group New Hope OAHU Nominated For The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Today we are excited to announce that NEW HOPE OAHU's album Victorious has not only been nominated for Religious Album of the Year from The Hawaii Academy of Arts "Na Hoku Hanohano Awards" but also for Overall Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Group of the Year! New Hope Oahu won the prestigious Religious Album of the Year award 2014 making this their second year nominated with a total of 4 nominations and 1 award. The single "We Live" off of Victorious also debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly charts for 5 consecutive weeks! Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley along with Sean Cook and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu/Pastor Wayne Cordeiro in the state of the art recording studio. Victorious captures the spirit of Hawaii coupled with excellence, excitement and relevant... << Full Report >>
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Janice Gaines Motown Gospel Signs Breakthrough New Artist Janice Gaines

Motown Gospel announces the signing of exciting and refreshing singer Janice Gaines. Gaines, an emerging star, is the label's newest game-changer who is poised to bring in the next generation of urban contemporary Gospel music. Gaines will simultaneously release two debut singles-- "The Break-Up Song" (featuring Eric Dawkins) and "Wait On You" on April 7, 2015 to all digital platforms. The first, beat-driven and up-tempo, "The Break-Up Song" offers ingenious, yet profound lyrics coupled with smooth vocals. She's joined by Eric Dawkins whose vocals are simply the archetype... << Full Report >>
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Trant Debuts Single, "Wildflower (feat. John Givez, Dre Murray, and Skye)"

"Wildflower" is the second single from Trant's upcoming release due out March 31. The single features John Givez, Dre Murray, and Skye with production by Frank Boi. When someone is receiving news that they have a terminal illness, such as breast/lung cancer, HIV, or heart disease can be very devastating. As believer's in Christ we want to believe that God has a purpose in our affliction. We can look to the Bible for inspiration when we know someone who is suffering or we ourselves have been diagnosed with an terminal illness... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 4, 2015*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Set to Release First Full Album "How Can It Be" April 14th

Centricity Music's Lauren Daigle is poised to release her debut album, How Can It Be, on April 14, 2015. The critically acclaimed and chart-topping singer/songwriter has quickly become one of the breakout artists of 2015 in the Christian Music industry. Her new project, produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, features 12 songs, with nine of the tunes written or co-written by Daigle. The additional four new songs eren't featured on the five-song digital EP or the physical nine-song EP, which was only available on Daigle's tour dates. The full album will be available at all music retail and online outlets... << Full Report >>
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Rapture Ruckus Rapture Ruckus To Release "Invader Deluxe Edition" March 24

BEC Recordings' Rapture Ruckus is set to release the Invader Deluxe Edition on March 24. This special physical retail piece combines both of the Invader Volume I and Invader Volume II along with the current charting radio single, "Volcano (feat. Jonathan Thulin)," which is currently charting Top 15 at Hot AC/CHR, Top 5 of Rock and on the National Christian Audience charts, and the hit single "In Crowd... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Relativity Studios To Distribute "Hillsong: Let Hope Rise" Film May 29 After Warner Bros. Drops It

Relativity Studios announced today it will distribute Cantinas Entertainment, Grace Hill Media and MediaWeaver Entertainment's currently titled HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE. The film will premiere nationwide on May 29, 2015. Matt Alvarez, who is overseeing the project for Relativity Studios stated, "We are excited to share HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE with moviegoers across the U.S. Chronicling this Christian band's humble beginnings to their present day worldwide ministry is truly remarkable and worthy of their story being told on the big screen... << Full Report >>
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Red Red's "Of Beauty and Rage" Debuts In Top 15 on Billboard Top 200

GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED debuted this week in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard's Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart, and is #10 on the SoundScan Top Current Albums chart - with the recent February 24 release their fifth studio album titled of BEAUTY and RAGE, on Essential Records. Their song, "Darkest Part," is currently Top 5 on Christian Rock Radio and "Yours Again" has been released to Christian CHR/Hot AC. The music video for the "Darkest Part" premiered on Loudwire on February 23, and is also featured on Xbox Live consoles. Watch the video here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KzK-1M3QjE. of BEAUTY and RAGE marks the fifth consecutive... << Full Report >>
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Seth Mosley Centricity Publishing Garners Top Honors at SESAC Christian Music Awards

Centricity Publishing took home top honors at the 2015 SESAC Christian Music Awards, held last night in Nashville. CentricSongs was named Christian Publisher of the Year, while Centricity Publishing's Seth Mosley received the Christian Songwriter of the Year award. In addition, both CentricSongs and Mosley were recognized with seven national performance activity awards, as well as honors for the Billboard #1 song, "Fight Song," written by Mosley and recorded by The Almost... << Full Report >>
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Creation Festivals Looking Forward To Big Year In 2015

Creation Festivals partners and Executive Producers, Pastor Harry Thomas (co-Founder) and Troy Duhon (Executive Producer of God's Not Dead) are thrilled to announce a multitude of exciting new upgrades and improvements for festival-goers. "We're looking forward to our best year ever in 2015! We are adding conveniences, improvements and new experiences that are all designed to add value and spiritual impact to the Christian music festival experience," explains Thomas. "In 1979, the inaugural year for Creation, we didn't even have showers available... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 3, 2015*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Release First Live Album, April 14

Atlantic/Word Entertainment recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details of their first ever live album. NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS arrives everywhere on April 14th. Recorded last September at Nashville's The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS captures the GRAMMY® Award-nominated and 10-time Dove Award-winning rock band on stage and at their best, performing a full live set including such hits as "Washed By The Water," "Something Beautiful," "Keep Your Eyes Open" and "Multiplied" (see attached tracklisting)... << Full Report >>
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Amy Grant Amy Grant To Release "Be Still And Know...Hymns & Faith" April 14

Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant teamed up with her country superstar husband, Vince Gill, for the release of Be Still And Know...Hymns & Faith, set to debut April 14. The album features several tracks from previously released projects Legacy...Hymns & Faith and Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith, which have sold more than 800,000 copies combined. The April release will include two newly-recorded songs produced by Gill: "Power In The Blood" and "Be Still And Know... << Full Report >>
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Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson Celebrates First No. 1 Single With "Not Forgotten"

"Not Forgotten," the latest single from GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, has topped Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR singles chart for two consecutive weeks. Featuring GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum artist TobyMac, "Not Forgotten" was penned by Stevenson and Toby McKeehan and produced by Chuck Butler. "Not Forgotten" marks Stevenson's first #1 as an artist, and second as a writer. "Speak Life," which he co-wrote with Toby McKeehan and Jamie Moore, was featured on TobyMac's GRAMMY®-winning Eye On It and became a multi-week #1 in 2013. Set to appear on Stevenson's highly anticipated Gotee full-length debut releasing this fall... << Full Report >>
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Ginny Owens Ginny Owens Lives "No Borders" Theme With New Book, Trip To Israel

Drawing comparisons to Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles, fresh-faced, singer-songwriter Ginny Owens follows her 2014 'I Know A Secret' album by leading a group on a 10-day trip to the Holy Land, continuing an extensive radio and media tour in promotion of her current single "No Borders," and preparing for the release of her first book. Co-authored with long-time friend, Andrew Greer, Transcending Mysteries -- part of the Refraction Collection from Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian Publishing... << Full Report >>
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The Classic Crime The Classic Crime Hits the Road with Megosh and Hearts Like Lions

Paying forward the grace and generosity they were once shown, Seattle's The Classic Crime will be hitting the road this spring with a different kind of mission; to champion the working class bands and locals who are struggling to make their names known. Tagging along will be Megosh (Revival Recordings) and Hearts Like Lions (Tooth & Nail records). The Classic Crime is striving to buck the traditional touring ideologies by offering a chance to any band to plead their case to open the tour in their respective cities. This is a tour meant to inspire community and support... << Full Report >>
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Jon Guerra Vertical Church Bands Jon Guerra Readies Debut, "Little Songs"

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jon Guerra will release his first full-length debut, Little Songs, via Essential Records/Provident Label Group April 21, 2015. Fans can currently get a taste for Guerra's fresh artistic style on the Rock & Worship Roadshow alongside top acts including Crowder, Matt Maher and Jamie Grace, among others. As a member of Vertical Church Band, Guerra leads worship at Chicago's Harvest Bible Chapel when he's not on the road. Prior to taking his place among the worship collective, the Wheaton, Ill... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Hosts "Billboard No.1 Gospel Hits" Album Party In Chicago

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) continues to be a big hit on the charts, inspiring listeners with its greatest hits compilation, Billboard #1 Gospel Hits. The 2-disc chart-topper is currently #5 on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart, where it has remained in the Top 10 for the past 6 weeks. Hosting a Billboard #1 Gospel Hits album celebration in Chicago, eOne Music welcomed a packed crowd of fans and tastemakers to Angels & Kings at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on Thursday February 26... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Third Day Presents Lead Us Back With Special Live Performance In NYC

GRAMMY©, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning group THIRD DAY debuted its new worship album, LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP nationwide today. Both standard and deluxe editions are available; the deluxe version includes a bonus disc of eight fan favorite live tracks, captured on the road from previous sold-out performances and two additional previously unreleased studio tracks. In conjunction with the release date of LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP, the band will have a special live performance at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City. THIRD DAY's "SOUL ON FIRE TOUR" will begin on March 5... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Designs Exclusive Patch for NASA Expedition 43

Multi-Dove Award winner and five-time GRAMMY® nominee Brandon Heath will leave his mark in space when NASA Expedition 43 launches this month with the mission's astronauts wearing a patch created exclusively by Heath and Nashville graphic designer/illustrator Matt Lehman. Along with Heath's longtime friend and astronaut Terry Virts, who will be a part of the mission, the singer and Lehman designed a patch that honors the six crew members who will be working on board an orbital outpost for a series of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science through... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 2, 2015*


Abandon Kansas Abandon Kansas To Release "alligator" via BadChristian May 12

Powerhouse innovators Abandon Kansas have announced the release of their first BadChristian record alligator coming May 12th, 2015. "I Hope God Don't Mind If We Talk Awhile", the record's first single, embodies the flow of the record, jumpy and honest. Touching on topics of manhood and the struggle of healing old wounds, it's not an easy one to listen to. Abandon Kansas partnered with BadChristian to release alligator, a new relationship that has allowed the space and freedom of growth that Abandon Kansas felt was lacking in their career... << Full Report >>
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Building 429 Grammy-nominated Building 429 Greets 2015 with Winter Jam and Women of Faith Tours, Along with Release of New Studio Album

Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning pop/rock group, Building 429, gears up for another record-breaking year, as the band is continuing to build momentum with its upcoming major tours and release of a new project in 2015. The group's strong stage performances, which consistently bring audiences to their feet, will be spotlighted on the 2015 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular that will play 47-cities through March and the farewell Women of Faith Loved 2015 Tour for 18 dates throughout the year that will reach an estimated 200,000 women. At the same time, Building 429 is writing for its seventh record that will release in the fall and will head into the recording studio this spring to start work on the new album... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns' CD, "Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith," is Now Available Exclusively Thru Cracker Barrel

It's here! Glorious Days: Hymns of Faith, the newest album from GRAMMY Award winning Contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns, is in-stores now exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. Also, the album is available in select digital outlets for download. Glorious Days: Hymns of Faith features 12 songs from one of the most successful Contemporary Christian music groups of the 21st Century, including six new tracks recorded especially for this collection. The songs on the album, which retails for $11.99... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 26, 2015*


K-Love Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Co-Host K-LOVE Fan Awards with Kirk Cameron

Live on cable's leading morning show, FOX & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, announced that she and Kirk Cameron will share hosting duties for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, presented by Pepsi. K-LOVE - the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people - will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history to the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City on May 31, 2015... << Full Report >>
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War Of Ages War of Ages Announce Supreme Chaos Tour

War of Ages are teaming up with Dream Beard brand, Phinehas, and Death of An Era to bring you the Supreme Chaos US tour! The tour kicks off in WoA's hometown and treks across the US to Pomona, CA just in time for War of Ages to play Facedown Fest... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 25, 2015*


Bread of Stone Bread of Stone Delivers New Project, "Not Alone"

Pop-rock band Bread of Stone delivers its fourth full-length album, Not Alone, this week. Enlisting an all-star ensemble of contributing talent, Not Alone is truly a collaborative effort that will challenge listeners to love life, God, and others wholeheartedly. Band members Bill and Ben Kristijanto set out to spearhead the recording process, all in the back lounge of their tour bus turned state-of-the-art studio... << Full Report >>
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Playdough Playdough & Sean Patrick Release Video, "No Requests" feat Tanya Morgan

Playdough and Minister Sean Patrick threw a 1985 House Party to raise funds for their next album. The house was packed with weirdos and red heads in pink, but there were no jocks allowed. They plugged in the mics and turntables with gold tips and hit record. Throughout the night, they invited their party rocking friends in attendance to join them on stage and rock. They got down with Tanya Morgan, J-57 & Koncept, L.A. Symphony, Deepspace5, Bodega Brovas and Sup the Chemist... << Full Report >>
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Derek Johnson Jesus Culture's Derek Johnson To Release "Real Love" April 7

Jesus Culture artist and worship leader Derek Johnson announces the release of his debut album, Real Love. His first solo project is slated to drop April 7 with Capitol Christian Music Group and Jesus Culture Music. Real Love features 12 original tracks where Johnson utilizes his passion for message-driven songwriting to share his hope in the God of real and authentic love. He is a relevant voice to this generation for bringing intimacy and the joy of the Lord through praise and worship... << Full Report >>
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The Battery, "The Change Up" Album Details Unveiled

"The Change Up" is the 3rd release from The Battery (Jurny Big & Peace 586) and is releasing Tuesday March 3rd via Illect Recordings. Pre-order on iTunes and get 2 songs instantly. The project melds Jurny's heavy lyricism, and challenging content, over hard hitting Peace 586 production. The guest list is stacked with familiar names including the Tunnel Rats, Christon Gray, Taelor Gray, Sojourn, and Manchild (Mars ILL)... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 24, 2015*


Tree63 Tree63 Launches Kickstarter for New Album After 7-Year Hiatus

Following a seven-year hiatus, internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 announce today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its fans to participate in the recording and promotion of its seventh full-length album slated for release Summer 2015. Following the enthusiastic reception the band received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa (see live video from these events at this link), John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass) reformed the trio and is in the studio now working on new music. While Tree63 has been on hiatus, John moved back to South Africa from the US and released... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Hillsong Conference 2015 Hits NJ This October

The world-renowned Hillsong Conference 2015 returns to the New York City area October 22 - 24, 2015 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Registration for Hillsong Conference NYC is open now. "We are trusting God's Spirit to enable us to create the most perfect gathering in 2015," said Hillsong Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston. "As always we will labor to bring the finest Bible teachers, Kingdom-inspirers and creative- innovators to the Hillsong Conference, in order that you... << Full Report >>
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Matt Kearney Mat Kearney's New Album "Just Kids" Available Nationwide Today

MAT KEARNEY highly anticipated new album JUST KIDS with Inpop Records is available nationwide. In support of the new release, Mat is preparing to embark on his "Just Kids" nationwide tour, which will feature special guests Parachute and Judah & The Lion. The tour will kick off next week on March 5th at Knitting Factory in Spokane, Wash., and will conclude April 4th at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. See below for a full list of tour dates... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell Erica Campbell To Release "Help 2.0" March 31

Hot off the heels, of her recent Grammy Award win, Erica Campbell, will release HELP 2.0 an updated, re-release of her exceptional solo album HELP. HELP 2.0, from MyBlock/eOne Music will be available in stores and on line on March 31st and is available for pre-order today. The 14-Track project features current single, "More Love," a timely and inspirational song. "We thought it was important to emphasize the importance of love... << Full Report >>
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Trant Debuts "Good Noize (feat. Taelor Gray, Dwayne Tryumf, and Huggy)"

"Good Noize" is the first single from Trant's upcoming release due out March 31. The single features Taelor Gray and Dwayne Tryumf with production by Frank Boi. "Good Noize" is a song that reflects on Colossians 3:17 which states "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. Many people record songs that leads others astray because they what that attentions instead of playing in the background... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 23, 2015*


Jared Anderson Songwriter Jared Anderson to Release Debut EP for Centricity Music

One of Christian music’s premiere songwriters, Jared Anderson, is scheduled to release his debut project for Centricity Music on March 31st. Where I Am Right Now features a combination of new material and songs that were made famous by other Christian artists, such as “Almighty” that was recorded by Chris Tomlin. Centricity Music will be releasing a 5-song EP that will be available at online music outlets and a full length 14-song album... << Full Report >>
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KB KB Unveils Lyric Video For New Album's First Single, "Sideways," Feat. Lecrae

Dove Award winning hip-hop artist KB released a brand new lyric video for his debut single “Sideways,” off of his highly anticipated release Tomorrow We Live, set to drop on April 21. Watch the video below or follow this link to YouTube: http://bit.ly/KBSideways... << Full Report >>
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Gideon Gideon Announce Headline Tour

Gideon will be hitting some central and eastern states before ending up in Canada for a three-date run on this just-announced headlining tour. They'll be bringing along Texas in July, Kublai Khan and Silent Planet, making this a can't-miss tour package! Ticket announcement soon... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 20, 2015*


Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases First Music Video From New No.1 CD, "Pray"

After debuting its new CD at #1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel Albums chart, the six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has released its first music video of the project's title track, Pray. The choir's director, Carol Cymbala, says the title track was chosen for an important reason. "'Pray' is a ballad sung by Timiney Figueroa and it inspires people to look away from their problems and give... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 19, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam's February 28 Live Webcast Brings Tour To Fans Worldwide

For the third year in a row, NewSong's blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is partnering with Blue Scout Media to offer viewers around the world an unprecedented front row seat for one of music's biggest tours. BlueScout's StageHop.com will present a live webcast of the February 28 Winter Jam stop at Houston's Toyota Center. Fans can register... << Full Report >>
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Edenspeak Publishing Slospeak Launches New Publishing Company, Edenspeak

Slospeak Records just announced the launch of its publishing entity, Edenspeak. The company exists to give the most innovative and quality songwriters the tools they need to succeed in the licensing industry. The current roster consists of both reputable Hollywood composers with over 15... << Full Report >>
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Inpop Records Inpop Records Stems Off Of A Prosperous 2014 and Prepares for a Monumental 2015

Inpop Records, a Nashville-based entertainment company, is coming off an immensely successful 2014 and is preparing for a monumental lineup for 2015. To kick off the year, Inpop is celebrating the release of Just Kids (Inpop/Aware) on Feb. 24, the highly anticipated album from critically acclaimed singer/songwriter MAT KEARNEY... << Full Report >>
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Among The Thirsty Among The Thirsty Debuts "Who You Say I Am" March 17

BEC Recordings' announces the full-length debut from their newest signing Among The Thirsty. Their label debut, Who You Say I Am, will release next month on March 17. This release follows the highly successful radio and digital single, "Completely," which has sold more than 50,000 singles. This album is a personal reflection of a journey of hitting rock-bottom and finding God’s gift of desperation there and through grace seeing... << Full Report >>
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TFK TFK's "Untraveled Road" FREE On iTunes Through Monday

THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH frontman Trevor McNevan rightly surmises that the 'untraveled road' sometimes "takes everything," but today through Monday, music fans can get the band's hit single, "Untraveled Road" for free from iTunes. On the first day of this "FREE On iTunes" promotion, more than 32,000 copies of the song were downloaded. "Untraveled Road," which travels up the chart to No. 33 and climbing... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity To Release "A.D." Inspired Worship Soundtrack March 3

From executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, creators of The Bible mini-series, which garnered over 100 million viewers, and the feature film Son Of God, comes the epic TV event, A.D. The Bible Continues, which will premiere on NBC starting Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. "A.D" picks up where "The Bible" left off, continuing the... << Full Report >>
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TheOverflow Get Unlimited Christian Music Anytime with The Overflow

Now for the first time, there is a family-friendly and faith-based music subscription streaming service available for all ages. Announcing TheOverflow™, the world's first Christian and Gospel on-demand music streaming service, and it's changing the way Christians discover, share and listen to music. By subscribing to TheOverflow app for only $4.99 a month... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 18, 2015*


The Katinas The Katinas Release New Single, "10,000 Reasons"

Popular CCM band The Katinas releases "10,000 Reasons," the first single from group's new album, today. A Grammy Award-winning song by Matt Redman, the Katinas add their signature harmonies to this new arrangement found on Sunday Set, which released in November. The single, which has early station adds of 134 radio outlets, will be playing on Soft AC, AC, Praise & Worship and Gospel-formatted Christian radio stations... << Full Report >>
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The Choir The Choir To Celebrate 25 Years of "Circle Slide" With Special Tour

GRAMMY®-nominated indie rockers The Choir have announced plans to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide. The band will mark the milestone with a unique tour experience featuring the seminal album played live and electric in its entirety. The tour will begin April 17 and continue through June. Cities include St. Paul, MN, Chicago, IL... << Full Report >>
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Family Force 5 Pre-Order Family Force 5's Debut On Limited Edition Double Vinyl

Family Force 5's impressive (and ridiculously fun) debut album, Business Up Front, Party In The Back (the Diamond Edition) is coming to vinyl in April! You can preorder the double-LP now, which includes 5 bonus tracks (unfortunately, "Color of Water" is not one of them, but their cover of DC Talk's "Mind's Eye" is) on a special custom mixed clear with yellow and black smokey streaks... << Full Report >>
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Inpop Records Inpop Records Sign V.Rose and Consumed By Fire

Today, Inpop Records announced two new signings: Pop/hip-hop artist V.ROSE and Southern Pop/Rock act CONSUMED BY FIRE. Both of these new artist's music will be prominently featured in the film Inpop is producing, "Four Blood Moons," as well as the soundtrack which the label will put out this June... << Full Report >>
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Seth Mosley Acclaimed Producer Writer Seth Mosley Wins First GRAMMY

Acclaimed producer and Centricity Publishing writer Seth Mosley garnered a GRAMMY® Award as a producer of for KING & COUNTRY's Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., named Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® AWARDS. Mosley also co-wrote five selections on the project, including the hit lead single "Fix My Eyes... << Full Report >>
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Sumerlin DREAM Records Release Sumerlin, "Runaways (Deluxe Edition)"

North Carolina outfit, Sumerlin are proud to release the deluxe edition of their album, Runaways one year after their debut. Having added 5 new songs and an acoustic version to their number 1 rock radio single, "Breaking Out" to their popular debut album, the guys show a much more advance sound to their repertoire. In just a few short weeks, their new rock single, "Out of My Head" is already #9 on the christian rock chart... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Stevie Wonder to Appear at the 23rd Annual Movieguide Awards to Honor Andrae Crouch

Music legend Stevie Wonder will be among those honoring Gospel music innovator, singer and songwriter Andraé Crouch at a special tribute at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards hosted by Bill Engvall and airing Saturday February 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern time and 4 p.m. Pacific on the REELZChannel. The Movieguide® Awards honors the best family-friendly movies and television shows... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 17, 2015*


Matthew West Matthew West Announces The Live Forever Tour

Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West has announced his The Live Forever Tour with special guests American Idol finalist Colton Dixon and Mr. Talkbox formerly of TobyMac's Diverse City Band. Compassion International presents this 40-city tour that will begin on March 5th in Poughkeepsie, NY (tour dates listed below). In addition to the standard ticketing options, a special VIP ticket package is being made available on most dates. For more information on the VIP options as well as all ticket purchasing info for each specific date, go to MatthewWest.com... << Full Report >>
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The Brilliance The Brilliance Debuts "Brother" Today

Art-in any form-is meant to be savored, experienced and relished. David Gungor and John Arndt, known as liturgical band The Brilliance, craft music with this belief in mind, giving listeners time and space to fully soak in the beauty that lies in every lyric and sonic nuance. This is true for their independent projects, including four albums and two EPs, as well as their new full-length album Brother, released with Integrity Music. It's an appropriate title, considering the two men have shared a brotherly bond since childhood, tracing their families' relationship back to the 70s when their fathers played together in a wedding band. And following in their father's footsteps, David and John have played together in a variety of bands throughout the years, including time spent playing in Gungor, a band fronted by David's brother, Michael... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Releases "Nothing But A 'G' Thang" Video

"Nothing But A 'G' Thang" is part 2 of a short film I made to highlight the four events that inspired Sean C. Johnson's upcoming project. "#CIRCA1993" Sean writes, "When I was kid I loved reading comic books. The issues I enjoyed the most were the ones that told a heroes origin story. This album is my "origin story". While I'm no hero, I do have a story to tell and my story was shaped by four events that all happened...in 1993. Event #2 - Falling in love with music. Year was 1993, Tampa, FL, summertime. And there... << Full Report >>
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Dwell Dwell Joins Blood and Ink Records

DWELL officially formed in 2014 in Kernersville, NC, featuring its current lineup of Jacob (vocals), Isaac (Drums), Ian (Guitar), Ryan (Bass) and Jeremy (Guitar). But their history is much deeper… Ian and Isaac are twin brothers and they are longtime friends with Jeremy, Jacob and Ryan; playing together in a handful of local hardcore bands. DWELL quickly grabbed the attention of Blood & Ink Records with their intense, chaotic live show and unique take on '90s style metallic hardcore. Their debut, self-titled EP, mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) and with guest vocals by Joe Musten (Advent, Beloved), is made up of five heavy-hitting songs that you won't want to pass up... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Announces This Years Hall of Fame And Honors Recipients

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the second annual GMA Honors set for Tuesday, May 5th at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. The GMA Honors event celebrates gospel music trailblazers being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and gives honor to individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks... << Full Report >>
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Inspire Music Inspire Music Releases Today from DREAM Worship

Dream Worship is excited to announce the release of Inspire Music! Inspire Music was birthed out of INSPIRE CHURCH on Oahu, Hawaii lead by Senior Pastors Mike and Lisa Kai. With 3 locations on Oahu, one in Manila, Philippines, and Church Online, INSPIRE CHURCH continues to inspire, influence and reach people around the world... << Full Report >>
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NF NF To Release Full-Length Debut "Mansion" March 31

Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist "NF," will release Mansion, his first full-length LP, on March 31 (Capitol CMG). Mansion is the follow up to his self-titled EP debut released in 2014. NF is a 23 year-old Gladwin, Michigan native and Capitol CMG Label Group's most compelling new talent to come on the Christian hip-hop scene. The release of his EP hit No. 15 its first week on Billboard's Rap Albums chart and debuted at the top of the Christian/Gospel Hip-Hop album chart... << Full Report >>
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Mary Mary WE tv's Original Series MARY MARY Is Back With A Fourth Season On Thursday, March 5

In the wake of the shocking betrayals and devastation of last season, Erica and Tina Campbell attempt to reunite and rebuild in season 4 of WE tv's MARY MARY, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 9PM ET/PT. As they forge ahead, secrets and ambitions are revealed at every turn making it difficult to move forward. With the ladies being drawn in two different directions and Mary Mary on hiatus and managerless; they must look within themselves, and each other, if there is any chance for Mary Mary to survive... << Full Report >>
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Danny Gokey Danny Gokey Hits New York City On Promo Tour

BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey joined an all-star lineup in New York City last Friday at the NBA All-Star Weekend's 10th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration featuring the biggest names in Gospel music, held at the world famous Apollo Theater. While he was in town for the Apollo show, Gokey performed an acoustic set from his No. 1 album 'Hope in Front of Me' and taped an interview segment for Sirius Radio, surprised fans and volunteers with a performance at the Star 99 radio ice cream social, and appeared on the national program, the Better Show, to perform his new single, "More Than You Think I Am" and talk about his upcoming tours... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Syntax Creative Announces the Addition of RBC's Discovery House

Syntax Creative is delighted to announce the signing of the Grand Rapids-based Discovery House, publishers of the well-loved Our Daily Bread and My Utmost for His Highest devotionals. Three new projects through this partnership are Canticles of Praise: A Collection of Irish Hymns, Classical Praise: Piano & Trumpet and He Lives: Instrumental Easter Favorites, which are all available for pre-order at iTunes now... << Full Report >>
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Billy Sprague Billy Sprague Releases His First New Radio Single of the Century

Beloved Multi-Dove Award winning songwriter, recording artist and worship leader Billy Sprague has announced the release of his first radio single of the century. "Life Begins Now" from Sprague's latest musical project, Songs in the Key of Awe, goes for adds this week through A-Sides Radio Promotion. Rich electric guitars and rumbllng tom toms undergird Sprague's impassioned vocals as the celebrated worship leader exults, "Now in the time it takes these words to fly down a million nerves and turn into 'I believe'/ Life begins Now! Life begins now!" The tune's artful combination of evocative, poetic lyrics and ardent musicianship will capture hearts as... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 16, 2015*


NewSong NewSong To Release First Live Worship Album In 10 Years

A decade since the release of their first live worship recording, Rescue, GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to follow the groundbreaking project with March 10's Faithful (Integrity Music/Provident Distribution). The highly-anticipated 13-song collection is produced by Nathan Nockels (Chris Tomlin, Passion) and was recorded live, in-the-round at the band's home church in suburban Atlanta... << Full Report >>
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Big Dismal Big Dismal Reunites, Plans New EP Release

Rock band Big Dismal is currently writing new material and will be recording in the studio soon. On Saturday, the band made the announcement via their Facebook page. Stay tuned as Big Dismal will be releasing a new EP sometime late Spring or early Summer! Big Dismal put out their one and only nationally released full-length album, Believe, in 2003 and is known... << Full Report >>
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Mike REAL Clear Sight Releases Mike REAL, "Mind of Hollis" Details and Behind the Scenes Video

Clear Sight Music: The newest signee to Christian Hip-Hop record label, Clear Sight Music, is scheduled to release his first project next month. The Mind of Hollis by artist Mike REAL will be his first album under the Clear Sight Music brand. Mike REAL grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and has been passionate about using his musical abilities as a ministry to build up those around him. Label owner and fellow artist, FLAME, discusses his anticipation for Mind of Hollis, "Many people have been waiting for us to supply more Christian rap music and now that... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 13, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Gives Away Brand New Song For Valentine's Day!

It was quietly mentioned by the Word Entertainment label recently that Family Force 5 was releasing a new single titled "Hold Your Hand" Valentine's Day week, but who knew they'd give it away for FREE? The quintet have recorded a brand new song, not released on any album thus far, and are now offering it for free in exchange for your email address to sign up for their mailing list. It's a fair trade indeed. The new track is a romantic and fun trip down memory lane, with appropriate 80s pop influences... << Full Report >>
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Dee-1 Rapper Dee-1 Releases New EP "3's UP" Tuesday February 17

Just in time for Mardi Gras, New Orleans based rapper Dee-1 is set to release his new EP, 3'S UP on Tuesday, February 17. 3'S UP, the six-track offering, marks the first major label release for the former school teacher and positive lyricist. "Be Real." "Be Righteous." "Be Relevant."-are the three key tenets behind Dee-1's 3'S UP EP title. Featuring stand out singles "Against Us" and "I'm Not Perfect", 3'S UP will be available everywhere digital music is sold... << Full Report >>
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Smokie Norful Smokie Norful Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Song/Performance

Smokie Norful won his second Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song/Performance, which was awarded for his hit single "No Greater Love." The gorgeous and impressive ballad, was co-written by Norful and Aaron Lindsey and is classic Smokie Norful. Compelling vocals, rich tone and beautiful musicality are all found on the song, which is an effective... << Full Report >>
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AMTC AMTC Music Presents First Album, "SHINE Winter 15"

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, just days after the announcement of The AMTC Show, Actors, Models and Talent for Christ will release their first album featuring 10 of their top performers. The album will be available to purchase on iTunes, Google Play and amazon.com, as well as most digital distributors. The album's Executive Producer is Adam She, with John "Jontez" Montes serving as producer... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 12, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Secures Career First No. 1 Single With "Let It Be Love"

Word Entertainment recording artist, Family Force 5, recently reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard CCM Hot AC/CHR Chart with lead single, "Let It Be Love," from the alternative pop/rock band's latest studio effort, Time Stands Still, their first release on Word Entertainment. Family Force 5's current radio single, "Show Love," is off to a strong start with support from the entire CCM Hot AC/CHR panel, coming in at No. 9 this week... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae Lecrae Celebrates Second GRAMMY Award Win

This past fall, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. The album officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts including, Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. As noted by Billboard Magazine, "Anomaly is the Grammy winner's sixth No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart and his fifth leader on Christian Albums... << Full Report >>
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Ess Be Producer Ess Be Signs with Illect Recordings

A Casio and a tape deck! That's how it started for producer Shondell Brandon, or Ess Be, Illect Recordings newest roster addition. The Lansing, Michigan native eventually matured to using Fruity Loops. While producing for local Michigan artists and showcasing through beat battles, Ess Be met hip-hop veteran Sareem Poems (Sharlok Poems, LA Symphony) who invited him to produce a full project. The result was Beautiful Noise, the duo's first release together... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to Release Casting Crowns' "Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith" on March 2

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and GRAMMY Award winning Contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns announce the upcoming CD release of Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith, which will be available on March 2, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at www.crackerbarrel.com. The album features 12 songs, including six new tracks recorded especially for this collection. It will retail for $11.99... << Full Report >>
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SCC The Bible Tour 2015 Launches April 8

25 Entertainment, in partnership with K-LOVE and ChildFund International announces that tickets are on sale for The Bible Tour 2015. The 15-city live-concert experience runs April 8th through April 26th and features some of Christian music's finest. The all-star lineup includes multiple Dove and GRAMMY winner Steven Curtis Chapman, Dove Awards' Artist of the Year and one of the highest-selling females in Christian music history, Francesca Battistelli, three-time Dove Awards' Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath and American Idol finalist... << Full Report >>
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Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson's "Diamonds" Album Now Up for Pre-Order at iTunes and Amazon

This week Hawk Nelson released a new lyric video for the song "Thank God For Something," which will be on their forthcoming album Diamonds releasing next month on March 17th (Fair Trade Services). This song was also the theme of their recent Fall 2014 tour and social media campaign. The lyric video linked below was shot in various locations from New York to Miami to LA and Toronto... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 11, 2015*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Album

Erica Campbell's solo career reached new heights this weekend when she won the Grammy® Award for BEST GOSPEL ALBUM. Already a multiple Grammy® Award winner for her work with Mary Mary, this is Campbell's first Grammy® as a solo artist. She was recognized for solo debut album HELP which was released last March. "Thrilled! Overwhelmed! Honored! God is faithful and amazing," said Campbell after her win. "I'm just going to keep on singing like I've been singing... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's "I Will Follow" Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Chart

GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp's latest release, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG), debuted this week at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian chart, No. 17 on Billboard's Top Albums chart as well as in the Top 25 on the Billboard 200 chart. I Will Follow, Camp's eighth studio album, has also produced his 37th No. 1 radio single with the song "He Knows," topping the AC Indicator charts this week. Camp's street week was filled with radio appearances as well as the continuation of the Winter Jam tour... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Continues To Dominate Radio With 4th Consecutive No. 1 Single

Affirming their position as an industry leader and fan favorite, Big Daddy Weave scores an astounding fourth No. 1 single from their 2012 project, Love Come to Life. "Overwhelmed," which landed the top spot on AC Monitored this week, shares rank with their career best-selling track, "Redeemed," K-LOVE Fan Awards Song of the Year (2014) nominee "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)" and the title track from what has become their most successful project to date... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 10, 2015*


Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Announces New Band Line-Up, Single and Album

"Love Was Stronger," the highly-anticipated new single from two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and one of Christian music's most popular bands, Audio Adrenaline, drops today, in advance of the May 5 release of the group's Fair Trade Services sophomore album, Sound of the Saints. In addition, a new group of musicians is unveiled as Audio Adrenaline hits the road with Newsboys' "We Believe…God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Releases New Studio Album "No Turning Back" Today

Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath releases his sixth studio album No Turning Back, today, February 10, 2015 through Reunion/Monomode Records, Sony Music. The debut title track single featuring All Sons & Daughters is already in the Top 15 at Christian radio with spins in major markets and networks including Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Dallas and Los Angeles, K-LOVE/Air 1, The Fish and SiriusXM, among others... << Full Report >>
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toby TobyMac Encourages You To Run For Hope

Are you ready for the VIP fan experience of a lifetime? Participate in TobyMac's "Run For Hope" in Nashville or from your own hometown! Families and non-runners welcome. Join Team TobyMac for the Nashville Country Music Marathon on April 25, 2015. Choose the 5K, 13.1 mile half-marathon, or (if you dare) the full marathon. Raise funds to support the cause of diverse-city and New Hope Academy. Meet TobyMac, enjoy a catered dinner, an intimate concert and a post-race party... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Music Enters Worldwide Label and Co-Publishing Partnership With Capitol Christian Music Group

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) announces a worldwide label and co-publishing partnership with Jesus Culture Music, a ministry and label based in Sacramento, CA and one of the most influential worship movements around the world. Effective April 1, 2015, Jesus Culture Music's entire catalog, which includes 25 albums and 150 songs, will transition into this partnership where CCMG will be responsible for the marketing, promotion, administration and distribution of such copyrights, artists, catalog of product and forthcoming releases... << Full Report >>
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Dwayne Reed Releases "Silver & Gold" Single

CTZN Music is proud to announce the release of Dwayne Reed's new folk single "Silver & Gold". You may have heard him on previous material by CTZN Collective and also on JSON's upcoming release for Lampmode Recordings... << Full Report >>
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Girder Records To Re-release Altar Boys' "Gut Level Music"

Girder Records has inked a deal to re-release Altar Boys' Gut Level Music. The re-release will contain re-mastered music, modified artwork as well as a new unreleased song, "I Just Can't Let Go" as advertised in the original ads many years ago. Altar Boys, Gut Level Music will be released Spring 2015... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Releases "Althea" Video

"Althea" is part 1 of a short film rapper Sean C. Johnson has created to explain the concept of his new album #CIRCA1993. "When I was kid I loved reading comic books. The issues I enjoyed the most were the ones that told a heroes origin story. This album is my "origin story". While I'm no hero, I do have a story to tell and my story was... << Full Report >>
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Sareem Poems & Ess Be "Beautiful Noise" Out 3/31

Sareem Poems (founding member of L.A. Symphony) has teamed up with Lansing Michigan based producer Ess Be for a new release. Beautiful Noise is scheduled for a March 31 street date via Illect Recordings. Album artwork by Agnes & Lupus (UK)... << Full Report >>
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RCA Inspiration Releases "Risen" Resurrection Songs Compilation

Today, RCA Inspiration releases an uplifting compilation of hits with the album RISEN - POWERFUL GOSPEL RESURRECTION SONGS. Featuring 15 songs from a variety of gospel's biggest influencers, including Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, to Andraé Crouch, Walter Hawkins, Thomas Whitfield, and more; RISEN - POWERFUL GOSPEL RESURRECTION SONGS is a poignant reminder of God's love and ultimate sacrifice at the cross... << Full Report >>
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3 Winans Brothers 3 Winans Brothers Named Outstanding New Artist at NAACP Image Awards

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning urban and gospel legends--BeBe, Marvin, and Carvin Winans- 3 Winans Brothers- continue to celebrate the release of their debut album, Foreign Land, with the announcement of the "OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST' Award win at the 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, February 6th, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Mike Farris Mike Farris Wins GRAMMY For Best Roots Gospel Album

Vocalist Mike Farris has become the first artist to receive a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, for his Shine for All the People. Farris was presented the award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles. Folk titan Mary Gauthier says of Mike, “He takes people who are hurting, who are broken, who think they are... << Full Report >>
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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's New CD "Pray" Debuts #1 On iTunes

The new CD Pray from six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir debuted in the #1 spot on iTunes Christian and Gospel Albums chart. Since its inception over 40 years ago when the Choir began with only nine members, the choir director, Carol Cymbala, has never read music - though she has written numerous hit songs-and the choir has never used charts... << Full Report >>
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Holly Spears Holly Spears Releases Country Album, While Filming Her Acting Debut in the Upcoming Faith-Based Film

Singer-songwriter Holly Spears is pleased to announce the release of her first country EP, Boots and Bling, which is available now at iTunes and www.hollyspears.com. The 8-song EP from Girl on a Mission Music is the follow-up to her 2014 Christian music EP, Audience of One... << Full Report >>
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Mike REAL Mike REAL to Release Debut Album March 3

The newest signee to Christian Hip-Hop record label, Clear Sight Music, is scheduled to release his first project next month. The Mind of Hollis by artist Mike REAL will be his first album under the Clear Sight Music brand. Mike REAL grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and has been passionate about using his musical abilities as a ministry to build up those around him. Label owner and fellow artist, FLAME, discusses his anticipation for Mind of Hollis, “Many people have been waiting for us to supply more Christian rap music and now that time has arrived... << Full Report >>
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PrayFit RISE Conference to Take Place in Los Angeles on April 11, 2015

Jimmy Peña, New York Times best-selling author, exercise physiologist and founder of PrayFit Ministries, announces today the first annual PrayFit RISE Conference in Los Angeles, CA, April 11th. With special musical guest Brenton Brown, the event will feature ten guest speakers that include Peña, Shawn Thornton, Lauren DeMoss, Dana White (TheFoodNetwork.com), Matt Brown (Think Eternity), David Martin (I AM SECOND students), with Scotty Smith from Christ Community Church in Nashville, TN delivering the keynote address... << Full Report >>
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C1 Radio Partners with Gospel Industrys Best to Bring DJ Battle and Rock The Radio Events Stellar Awards Weekend

Stellar Award nominated radio station C1 Radio in collaboration with Strike The Rock Entertainment, King Street Entertainment and Urban Soul Cafe are pleased to debut Rock The Radio: The Panel. The Showcase. The Battle... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 9, 2015*


for King & Country for King and Country Goes Two-For-Two at 57th GRAMMY Awards

Word Entertainment artist, for KING & COUNTRY, swept the Contemporary Christian Music category at the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards held in LA on Sunday, February 8. The first-time nominees claimed Best Contemporary Christian Album for RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for "Messengers," a collaboration with fellow artist and Best Rap Performance nominee, Lecrae... << Full Report >>
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Facedown Records Facedown Fest 2015 Details Announced

Facedown Records is very excited to finally announce Facedown Fest 2015! They are taking the fest back to the Glasshouse in Pomona,CA on May 16, 2015. xDeathstarx are reuniting to headline the fest, along with Gideon and War Of Ages! Saving Grace are flying all of the way from New Zealand for this one US show, and of course the rest of the family will be there as well including My Epic, Everything In Slow Motion, Those Who Fear, Mouth Of The South, Hope For The Dying and Leaders... << Full Report >>
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K-Love K-LOVE Broadcasts "Sam's Place - Music For The Spirit"

K-LOVE is pleased to announce they are broadcasting "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit" on their network. GRAMMY®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is host to this newly revived monthly concert series that is recorded live at Nashville's Mother Church, the historic Ryman Auditorium. "Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit" invites artists from all genres of music to share songs with an uplifting spiritual message and pay homage to the Ryman's tabernacle roots... << Full Report >>
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John Ball John Ball Launches Kickstarter To Fund New Album

John Ball has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new record to be released in 2015. Follow the link to help him reach his financial goal and be on the look out for his series of hymn videos to be released in the coming weeks as a promotion for the campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnballmusic/john-ball-new-record-2015... << Full Report >>
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Ginny Owens "Transcending Mysteries" by Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens Delivers Spiritual Direction in a Modern World

Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, will release two new books in the Refraction Collection, March 10, 2015. Transcending Mysteries is co-authored by Dove nominated singer/songwriter, Andrew Greer and Dove Award winning artist, Ginny Owens, while Divided is written by author, pastor and Bible teacher, Bill Delvaux. Both projects delve into the Refraction theme of how to deal with the biggest issues facing Christians today; how to reconcile God and Jesus from the Old and New... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music The Story of Bethel Music's "We Will Not Be Shaken" by Mark D. Geil

It's a stage like no other, extending from a mountainside like a rock outcropping, with verdant evergreens framing peaks in the distance, shrouded in mist. Bethel Music's Kalley Heiligenthal gives voice to the hearts of the believers present, as natural as the waving branches of the California redwoods: Your love is devoted, like a ring of solid gold. Like a vow that is tested, like a covenant of old. It's a proclamation of praise to the Rock more solid than that mountainside, the only one worthy of this confidence in His children: We Will Not Be Shaken... << Full Report >>
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David and Tamela Mann "It's A Mann's World" Starring David and Tamela Mann Moves To New Time Wednesdays on BET

Join David and Tamela Mann and the Mann family at a new time beginning Wednesday, February 11 as their popular show "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" takes over the 9:30 p.m. CST/10:30 p.m. EST spot on BET. What will the Manns be up to next? Tune in and find out! Known for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela and David Mann have become household names for their #1 comedy... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 6, 2015*


Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Returns For "It Takes A Church" Season 2 March 26

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of the second season of their hit matchmaking show, IT TAKES A CHURCH on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Grammy®-nominated vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, Natalie Grant, returns as host, visiting churches in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Folk Pop Band I Am They Celebrates Top 10 Debut

New six-piece folk/pop band I AM THEY is celebrating a Top 10 debut as their self-titled album entered the Billboard Christian Chart at No. 9 upon release January 27. I AM THEY will join high-profile artists MercyMe and Crowder, among others, beginning February 18 on the "Rock & Worship Road Show," which will visit 23 cities through March. This spring, the group will support Matt Maher on his headlining tour before hitting the summer festival circuit, performing at Ichthus, Sonshine and Creation West, among others. The band will end the summer opening for Casting Crowns on select dates... << Full Report >>
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Madison Line Madison Line Records Impacts Radio With New Singles

merging music label Madison Line Records released a pair of new tracks to radio last week, including "Things Will Get Better" by Antonio Neal and the radio edit of "Love and Justice" by Visible Worship. Both tunes went for adds on January 30. "Things Will Get Better" is a radio-friendly, airplay-ready bundle of encouragement from multiple Dove Award winner Antonio Neal... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 5, 2015*


toby TobyMac Celebrates 5 Consecutive RIAA GOLD Studio Albums

TobyMac is laying the foundations to make 2015 one of the biggest years of his career. His brand new studio single “Beyond Me” received 80 adds combined across Christian AC-Monitored, AC-Indicator and Hot AC last week, and his GRAMMY® Award winning album EYE ON IT also received RIAA Gold Certification. During a staff presentation at Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), President & CEO Bill Hearn also recognized that this honor represents a first for an artist in CCMG history, with each one of TobyMac’s five studio solo projects achieving Gold certification... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's "We Will Not Be Shaken" Is Their Highest Charting Album

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, released the highly anticipated We Will Not Be Shaken CD/DVD internationally last week amidst 5-star acclaim. In its debut week at retail, the album became the No. 9 bestseller on the Billboard Top Albums chart, becoming the highest charting retail debut ever for Bethel Music (You Make Me Brave Hit No. 10 April 2014). We Will Not Be Shaken also more than doubles Bethel Music's previous best-selling debut, selling nearly 30,000 copies... << Full Report >>
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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to Offer Free, Live Concert Stream February 8

The six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will offer a free, live stream of the world premiere concert of its new CD, Pray, on Sunday, February 8 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The new CD releases via Provident Distribution on February 10, 2015. Pray is the choir's 29th recording and features fourteen new songs, twelve of which were co-written by Brooklyn Tabernacle's worship and band leader, Freddy Washington... << Full Report >>
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Passion Passion Founder Louie Giglio To Release All New Talk, "Winsome," On March 3

Passion Movement Founder and Passion City Church Pastor Louie Giglio is known for sharing compelling, Christ-centered messages with millions of listeners worldwide. On March 3, he will release his newest talk, Winsome, as part of the Passion City Church Resources Series. The Winsome DVDs point to the world's great need to hear the gospel. "There is an irreducible minimum... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Newsboys' "We Believe... God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour Launches

GRAMMY®-nominated, best-selling mega group Newsboys is poised to launch the "We Believe...God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour next week, on the heels of the band's four K-LOVE Fan Awards nominations, which were recently announced. Joined by Audio Adrenaline, Finding Favour and introducing John Tibbs, Newsboys... << Full Report >>
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Danen Kane to Release New Album "Flesh and Soul" March 3

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Danen Kane, is scheduled to release his second national project, Flesh and Soul, March 3rd to all digital music outlets. The self-produced album was recorded at Skyview Studio in Wisconsin and OceanWay Studio in Nashville, TN. Kane once again used Grammy Award winning engineer, Mills Logan (Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Matthew West), to partially record and fully mix Flesh and Soul, while featuring Grammy Award winning session musician, Jimmie Lee Sloas (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Switchfoot... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 4, 2015*


Passion "Passion: Even So Come" Set to Release March 17

Featuring some of this generation's most acclaimed worship leaders - Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and Brett Younker - the new live Passion album Passion: Even So Come is set to release on March 17. The album was recorded in front of over 30,000 college students at three separate Passion gatherings in Atlanta and Houston. The new album follows in the footsteps of many successful live Passion... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "Beautiful Offerings Tour" Launches Spring Leg

Top Christian music touring artist Big Daddy Weave announces the launch of the spring leg of their tremendously successful Beautiful Offerings Tour. The 44-city tour, which has already sold out four shows prior to the formal tour announcement, begins February 12 and includes special guest artists Jason Gray, Citizen Way and Lauren Daigle (see tour schedule below/final schedule TBA). The tour follows one of the band's most successful years on the road and at radio... << Full Report >>
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Pacific Gold Pacific Gold Joins BC Music

Pacific Gold (Dan Koch of Sherwood) joins BC Music. "The whole project still is so experimental," says Pacific Gold vocalist and Sherwood guitarist Dan Koch, "We want people to take this ride with us". After breezing through a Kickstarter campaign that reached 121% funding, the Seattle-based act has announced that they will be releasing their upcoming LP through Bad Christian Music. Koch envisioned the band's style after an eye-opening experience one Sunday in church, with a realization that old hymns need not be confined to a corporate... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath The Table Tour and Feed the Children Partner to Help Children Across The United States

Today, Feed the Children announced their first series of concerts in a new tour brand they are launching. Each run will feature a different cast of artists who are passionate about ending child hunger in the United States. The roots of hunger go deep and affect American children in every state, county, and city in this country, and, in fact, one in five children is at risk of going to bed hungry tonight. That’s why The Table Tour is partnering with Feed the Children to help connect fans and artists with children who need support... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Over 600,000 People Watch Online Live Stream of Andrae Crouch Services

Over four thousand people from all over the world packed into the West Angeles Church of God In Christ on January 21st, to pay their respects to legendary Gospel artist Andraé Crouch. The concert and Celebration of Life services were streamed live on BET.com as well as the church’s website, with more than 600,000 people logging on to watch online. The four-hour funeral service included performances by Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Shirley Caesar, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, Tata Vega, Krystal Murden, Donald Lawrence... << Full Report >>
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KB KB To Release "Tomorrow We Live" April 21

Billboard chart topping hip-hop artist KB, recently announced he will drop his highly anticipated sophomore album, Tomorrow We Live on April 21, 2015 with his longtime label Reach Records. In life, everyone deals with struggle and hardship, but KB's hope is that Tomorrow We Live is a soundtrack of inspiration. The theme stems from the idea that one day the battle will end and Tomorrow We Live... << Full Report >>
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Jon Micah Sumrall Kutless' Jon Micah Sumrall Announces Solo Album For Feb. 24

Kutless' co-founder and frontman Jon Micah Sumrall has announced a personal side project, Faith & Family, that will be releasing on BEC Recordings on February 24. The album is now available for pre-sale at iTunes here. When you pre-order the album, fans will get an instant download of the song "How You Love Me." "This project has been a long time coming for me as writing is a form of expression where I can explain my feelings and what I'm thinking," shares Jon Micah Sumrall... << Full Report >>
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Waiting Hill Jacob's Well Records Signs North Carolina-Based Waiting Hill

Jacob's Well Records announces the signing of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Waiting Hill. The up-and-coming band has appeared on Atlanta Live, WATC TV-57's nightly live television program showcasing local ministries, musicians, civic leaders and more. The program is broadcast to millions of homes in the Atlanta metro area. The band has also been invited to play at Joshua Fest taking place in Quincy, California in September of 2015. With new tour dates being added weekly, 2015 is expected to be a breakout year for the band... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's Single "There Will Be A Day" Goes Gold

This week, GRAMMY®-nominated Jeremy Camp released his eighth studio album, I Will Follow (Capitol CMG). Produced by Seth Mosely, the album's first single "He Knows" continues to climb the radio charts and is now No. 3 on the National Christian Audience chart. With a season of artistic growth and musical creativity throughout the past year and a half, the experience is evident throughout I Will Follow, revealing a new level of versatility and depth. Various media outlets have captured this depth as well, sharing Camp's music and message with their readers... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Integrity Music Releases "iWorship Now/Next 2015"

The annual Integrity Music iWorship collection, iWorship Now/Next 2015, features not only anthems that are being sung in churches across the world now, but also the songs that are anticipated to be the next anthems sung by the faithful internationally. Respected worship leaders of today, as well as songs and voices of tomorrow, are included on this 20-song, 2-CD collection created for individual worshippers and church leaders alike. The recording is available now at iTunes and everywhere great worship music is sold... << Full Report >>
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UK's Elim Sound Announced New Album, "Elim 100"

Elim Sound celebrate 100 years of Elim with their new album 'Elim 100,' to be released on May 4th, 2015. 'Honouring the past, embracing the future.' This landmark centenary project draws upon our rich heritage with much loved Elim Hymns and choruses of the past and looks forward with nine inspirational brand new songs. The Looking back songs include a modern folk style rendition of 'Power In the blood', and beautiful arrangements of... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 3, 2015*


George Moss Christian Rapper George Moss Threatens To Burn Down Church

Rapper George Moss has a new single coming out next Tuesday, February 10th, titled "Set It Off." People don’t just wake up one day and decide to blow up a building, its something that builds up over time. George Moss has felt a pressure building up in him over the past few years. It all began after finally seeing success in the Christian music industry. After hearing his songs on the radio, meeting people and touring across the country, God stirred something up inside of him... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath To Perform At Grand Ole Opry February 6

Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath will perform at Nashville's historic Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 6, 2015. Heath also recently joined GRAMMY® winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, Craig Morgan, Deana Carter, Mike Farris and Third Day as a special musical guest in the revival of the beloved series "Sam's Place - Music For The Spirit" held at the Ryman Auditorium in January. The evening included a trio rendition (Heath, Carter and Chapman) of "He Paid It All... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Celebrates 16 Years With Star-Studded Evening

This year's Super Bowl Gospel Celebration marked its 16th year with a blowout evening of powerful inspiration and entertainment, capped by inspirational moments, awards, special tributes, and starring performances from legendary icon Gladys Knight as headlining performer, to Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, DeWayne Woods, Anthony Hamilton, Dave Hollister, Mali Music, and the NFL Players Choir. A perennial favorite during Super Bowl weekend, singers, entertainers, athletes, fans and more came together in Tempe, AZ in celebration of music, faith and football, including appearances from actors Boris Kodjoe... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae "WOW Gospel 2015" Hits Stores Today, February 3rd

Today, WOW GOSPEL 2015, the 18th edition of the hit gospel music series, is available everywhere music is sold. The two -disk compilation and companion DVD features 30 of today's hottest tracks in gospel music and 13 of the year's most popular music videos from the genre. Compiled by RCA Inspiration, Motown Gospel and Word Entertainment, WOW GOSPEL 2015 features a robust mix of songs and videos by award-winning artists including Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, Lecrae, Mali Music, William McDowell, Tamela Mann and more... << Full Report >>
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Inspire Music Inspire Music Launches Pre-Order from DREAM Worship

Dream Worship is excited to announce the pre-order of Inspire Music! Inspire Music was birthed out of INSPIRE CHURCH on Oahu, Hawaii lead by Senior Pastors Mike and Lisa Kai. With 3 locations on Oahu, one in Manila, Philippines, and Church Online, INSPIRE CHURCH continues to inspire, influence and reach people around the world! Text IMUSIC to 51555 to pre order the album or click here. Click here to check out the single "SHINE": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp7mCbbP-T4... << Full Report >>
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Change Change Joins the Illect Recordings Label

Illect Recordings is proud to announce the addition of emcee Change to their artist roster. Hip-hop grew up in the 90's. Wu-Tang, The Fugees and Biggie ensured New York wasn't just hip-hop's past, but its present and future. On the Left Coast, Tupac proved gangster and poet are not mutually exclusive, and the Pharcyde crafted a style synonymous with the California underground. Meanwhile, south of the Mason-Dixon, Outkast was birthing a southern sound that would inspire a generation of emcee's... << Full Report >>
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BridgeCity Indie Worship Band BridgeCity Releases Christ Be Glorified Album Today

BridgeCity, the worship band out of the indie-driven, eclectic Pacific Northwest, released their album 'Christ Be Glorified' online and in stores today, just in time for the Generation Unleashed conferences. In partnership with Maranatha! Music and distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, 'Christ Be Glorified' marks the second national album release from the band from City Bible Church in Portland, Ore... << Full Report >>
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Tyscot LOUD Tyscot Music And Entertainment Introduces Tyscot LOUD

The oldest black-owned and operated gospel recording company seasoned with gospel greats like The Rance Allen Group, Shirley Murdock and contemporary artists like Deitrick Haddon's LXW and Anthony Brown & group therAPy presents an innovative twist to their repertoire. Tyscot LOUD is a fresh approach to gospel music designed to engage millennial culture through Hip-Hop, ultimately encouraging youth to be positive contributors to society in a... << Full Report >>
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Crystal Aikin Crystal Aikin's "All I Need" Available Everywhere Now

Today, RCA Inspiration released Crystal Aikin's highly anticipated sophomore album, All I NEED. The new CD features seven powerful and uplifting songs such as, "Heaven," "Mighty To Save" and the hit lead single, "So Amazing." All I NEED is available everywhere music is sold. Aikin, a native of Tacoma Washington and former registered nurse, began singing as a teenager and first gained worldwide acclaim as the winner of the first season of BET's popular competition show... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 2, 2015*


Britt Nicole Britt Nicole's THE REMIXES to Bring New Life to Hits

With three studio albums and several chart-topping singles under her belt, GRAMMY®-nominated artist, Britt Nicole is shaking things up and releasing her first ever full-length remix album, THE REMIXES, set to release March 17. Fans can expect to hear dance-filled beats on the album as remixers such as Capital Kings and Soul Glow Activatur... << Full Report >>
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Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Announce 2015 North American "Tour De Compadres"

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details for their first North American headlining tour of 2015. Dubbed "Tour De Compadres," the 40 city run supports the GRAMMY-nominated rock band's latest album, RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND, and will kick off at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 23rd. The aptly named tour sees the ten-time Dove... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez Board "VeggieTales: Noah's Ark"

Carrots meet cubits as VeggieTales builds an ark filled with fun, adventure and important lessons about trusting God in NOAH'S ARK, its first Bible-themed production in more than four years. Starring Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez, along with Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato and a whole crew of Veggies, NOAH'S ARK will be available March 3 on DVD and digital download (Amazon.com link). The Grammy® award and multi-Emmy® award-winning host of one of TV's most famous game shows, Let's Make a Deal, and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway brings to... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 30, 2015*


Frontline Records Frontline Records Celebrates Valentines Day and Single Awareness Day With 2 New Albums

Whether bundled up with a significant other, soul music playing in the background, or alone and hugging an empty box of chocolates, Love Found and Love Actually are here for you. Although most people think of February 14th as a day to acknowledge romantic love, it has faith roots. Historians claim St. Valentine was imprisoned for performing forbidden weddings and ministering to persecuted Christians. Love Found begins with Jon Gibson's "Jesus Loves Ya," capturing the heart behind these compilations. Listeners... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 29, 2015*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Releases New Single, "More Love"

Popular songstress, TV star Erica Campbell offers new single "More Love," to gospel radio this week. "More Love," is a mid-tempo and poignant song that advances HELP 2.0, a "re-release" of her top-selling 2014 album HELP. Available on March 31st on MyBlock/eOne, HELP 2.0 will feature never before heard music, remixes of her hits and several guest artists. Click here to see "More Love"... << Full Report >>
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Michelle Bonilla Michelle Bonilla Returns with New Free Single, "Relentless"

Singer and songwriter Michelle Bonilla first took the urban Christian market by storm with the releases of Phenomenal and In Spite of Me. After filling the interim with cameos on various artist releases, Michelle is back to take her ministry to the next level. To thank fans for their support, Michelle releases the first single to her upcoming album, Braveheart... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Thulin Jonathan Thulin Announces Science Fiction, Due Out March 17

Jonathan Thulin is proud to announce the release of his third studio album titled Science Fiction, which releases March 17th on Dream Records. JT's release features guest artists like Rapture Ruckus, Manwell of Group 1 Crew, Derek Minor, Shine Bright Baby, Kevin Max, Moriah Peters and Tauren Wells of Royal Tailor... << Full Report >>
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Manafest Manafest Receives 2015 JUNO Nomination for "The Moment"

BEC Recordings' artist and author Manafest was awarded his fourth career JUNO nomination earlier this week for his 2014 release The Moment. The album was nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. The 44th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, March 15, 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 28, 2015*


for King & Country for King & Country To Appear On "The Today Show" and "Front and Center"

for KING & COUNTRY, the two-time 2015 Grammy nominated duo of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, have hit the ground running in 2015. In addition to their current U.S. tour, their highest debuting album of their career (#13 on the Billboard Top 200), the band will visit New York City to appear on the Today Show and to tape their first-ever all-performance television special for the critically acclaimed music series, Front and... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Jesus Culture To Have Summer Conference Set for July 30-August 1 In Los Angeles

Jesus Culture invites a generation of revivalists to gather this summer at the Jesus Culture Conference in Los Angeles at the Long Beach Terrace Theater July 30-August 1, 2015. Jesus Culture is calling a generation to gather to seek the Lord through passionate worship and preaching featuring speakers Banning Liebscher, Kelly Clark, Jude Fouquier, Jentezen Franklin, and Reinhard Bonnke. Worship will be led by Kim Walker-Smith... << Full Report >>
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Point Of Grace Point of Grace Releasing New Album April 7, "Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)"

Point of Grace, one of the best-selling artists in Christian music history, announces the release of their forthcoming studio album on April 7, 2015. With a discography boasting well over a dozen albums, Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) is a 10-song disc that features some of their favorite cover songs... << Full Report >>
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Gideon New Gideon Music Video And 2015 Tour Schedule

"Survive" is the second single from Gideon's acclaimed 2014 release "Calloused." Gideon just announced a spring tour with The Ghost Inside that will follow on the heels of their Japan tour this year. The "Out of Control" Tour will cover the US from the west coast to the... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Gains RIAA Platinum Status for "Until The Whole World Hears"

Reunion/Beach Street Records artist Casting Crowns adds another RIAA Platinum album to its list of accolades with Until The Whole World Hears, making this the band's fifth studio recording to hit Platinum status. In addition, their latest release, THRIVE, was named the best-selling record of 2014 according the Christian/Gospel Nielsen SoundScan chart... << Full Report >>
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Josh Wilson Josh Wilson Partners With Pepsi MidAmerica, Featured on 3 Million Diet Pepsi Cans

Not only is singer, songwriter and musician Josh Wilson preparing for a brand new album -- he is also partnering with a multi-national and highly successful corporation. Pepsi MidAmerica has chosen Wilson as one of the latest Christian-based artists to be featured on one of their soda can brands! He appears on three million cans of Diet Pepsi, and each specially marked can offers a free download of Wilson's song... << Full Report >>
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CTZN Collective Hosts Live Online StageIt Performance Tonight

CTZN Collective (Kareem Manuel, Decipha) will be doing a live 20 minute set to debut some of the new material from their upcoming release. Utilizing the StageIt platform they will be performing on your computer, or mobile device. Fans can interactively request songs in addition to their planned set list... << Full Report >>
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We Are The Crowd Festival To Debut In Netherlands September 25

The first edition of this We Are The Crowd music festival will be organised in the WRZV-hallen in Zwolle, on the 25th of September and the headliner of this festival is one that will astound for sure. “An old form with a new look” says Abhay van den Berg, one of the organizers. With “We Are the Crowd” the organizers hope to create an event on which both the old rocker as well as younger visitors will get revved up. For this, all stops have been pulled out... << Full Report >>
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Andrew Greer Andrew Greer Produces Successful Christmas Compilation

All is Calm, All is Bright: Songs of Christmas (Parable/Lucid Artists), a multi-artist compilation featuring some of the top names in Christian music, recently spent six consecutive weeks atop Parable Christian Stores National Retail chart. The chain's best-selling 2014 holiday recording and exclusive release, the album was produced and arranged by Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Greer, marking his second... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 27, 2015*


Derek Minor Derek Minor's "Empire" In Stores Today, Debuts At No. 1

2015 has already launched as a pinnacle year for acclaimed rap artist, producer,and entrepreneur Derek Minor. As co-owner and CEO of Reflection Music Group (RMG), Minor is poised to impact the market with releases from an impressive roster of groundbreaking artists who share his musical vision, including Canon, Deraj, Tony Tillman, B. Cooper, & Chad Jones. Today, Minor unveiled his new album, EMPIRE, via RMG, and is preparing to kick off a two month run on the "From Now Until Forever" tour... << Full Report >>
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Worship Mob Integrity Music Signs Colorado-Based WorshipMob, Prepares For Global Release of Collectives Debut Album

Integrity Music announces the signing of WorshipMob, the Colorado collective of worship leaders and musicians who have connected with a global audience through 54,000 YouTube channel subscribers to date and over 9 million views of their impassioned, organically-produced videos. Founded by Colorado Springs worship leaders Sean Mulholland and Garrett Chynoweth almost four years ago, the group began as a weekly gathering between two local worship teams. Today, the "Mob... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music "Worship Nights" Southeastern US Tour Begins Feb. 9

Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, announces a nine-city, four-state "Worship Nights" tour to begin Feb. 9 in Charlotte, NC. The tour will feature Bethel Music worship favorites and new music from We Will Not Be Shaken, which releases this week amidst 5-star acclaim and has already perched at the top of the Christian & Gospel iTunes chart while hitting No. 2 and No. 10... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo We Are Leo Debuts "You're The Best Thing" Music Video On Vevo

The guys in WE ARE LEO have started off the new year in prime fashion starting with new tour dates on their Fightback Soundtrack Tour and now their new music video for their single, "You're The Best Thing" off of their release, Fightback Soundtrack. The music video was shot and produced by Skies Fall Media. "We loved making the music video for "You're the Best Thing" because it gave us a chance to share more of our story and personalities with our fans... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Folk Pop I Am They Releases Self-Titled Debut Today

Essential Records/Provident Label Group's new recording artist I AM THEY, releases its self-titled debut album, today, January 27, 2015. The group's lead single, "From The Day," is available on iTunes and is impacting at Christian radio nationwide. Currently in the Top 25 at AC, the song has received major market support from stations such as KLOVE, Air1, WRBS/Baltimore, Fish Cleveland, WCSG/Grand Rapids, Fish Portland and Sirius XM's The Message, among others. In support of the project... << Full Report >>
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for King & Country Aussie Duo for King and Country Nabs Dual Music Honors

Chart researcher Wes Jay says for KING & COUNTRY's song "Fix My Eyes" has secured the most airplay of any Christian song on Australian Christian radio in the past year, and the duo has generated the most high rotation airplay by any Christian act throughout the sector... << Full Report >>
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Zondervan Dr. Ben Carson Helps Teens Use Their Brains to Overcome Obstacles

Make no mistake, Dr. Ben Carson-a world-renowned surgeon, bestselling author, and nationally respected political pundit-knows about hardship. Dr. Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. His mother was undereducated, and held several jobs to support her sons after their father left the family. He struggled academically in grade school and was often the target of ridicule from his classmates. His violent temper got him into trouble on numerous occasions. In every respect, Dr. Carson's harsh... << Full Report >>
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Winter Jam 2015 Renowned Television Producer to Make Guest Appearance at Atlanta's Winter Jam Dome Spectacular

The Winter Jam Dome Spectacular 2015 is welcoming a media industry titan to Atlanta on February 7. Producer Mark Burnett will be speaking about his upcoming NBC production A.D. The Bible Continues, a landmark television event that premieres April 5, Easter Sunday, on NBC. The NBC production has signed on to be a national sponsor for Winter Jam, Christian music's No. 1 tour. Burnett has been named one of the world's most influential people by TIME magazine. He has won five Emmy Awards... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 26, 2015*


Rapture Ruckus Rapture Ruckus Releases "Invader Vol. 2" Digital EP Tomorrow

BEC Recordings' and New Zealand native Rapture Ruckus will be releasing their new digital EP, Invader Volume II, tomorrow Tuesday, January 27. This is the follow-up and second installment to last year's release Invader Volume I. This second installment of Invader features the new song "Boomerang" as well as special guests remixes by David Thulin, Grapishsoda and Unikron... << Full Report >>
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Danny Gokey Danny Gokey Kick-Starts 2015 With New Baby, Tours, Nomination, and New Single

The New Year couldn't have started any better for BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey, as he and wife Leyicet welcomed new baby Victoria Isabella into their growing family. The excitement in 2015 continues in early spring as Gokey announces plans to join the Burn Bright tour with Natalie Grant, followed by The Bible Tour with Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath and Francesca Battistelli... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Nelson Jonathan Nelson To Bring Together Inspiring Lineup Feb. 20 for Live Recording

Embark on a fearless journey with chart-topping recording artist Jonathan Nelson, as his upcoming live recording for his new album FEARLESS, takes over his church The Faith Center, on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Sunrise, FL. Recently signing to award-winning record label Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Nelson's live album FEARLESS is expected to be released under eOne Music in Fall 2015. Acclaimed among peers for his gifted talents in penning hit songs, the audience will get a first listen at what are sure to become new hits from Nelson at this new album recording - as the multiple Stellar Award-winning singer, songwriter... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 23, 2015*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson Plans For New Album This Fall

Award-winning author and Dove-nominated artist Andrew Peterson is gearing up for a busy 2015 that is as diverse as the multiple talents that Peterson has to offer. He started off the year by winning the 2014 Blogger Award for Best Author for his latest book, The Warden and the Wolf King, which was also honored by World Magazine as the 2014 Children's Book of the Year. The publication is the final book in the highly-popular Wingfeather Saga series... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Visits Cambodia With World Vision

On January 11th, Big Daddy Weave embarked on a trip to Cambodia with World Vision, where they saw first-hand the work that World Vision is doing and the services they are providing. A long-time partner with World Vision, having endorsed child sponsorships at numerous shows throughout their career... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Garners No.1 Debut With Release of "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits"

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) marks a hot #1 debut with the new greatest hits gospel collection Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, making top debuts across multiple charts, and marking the first time a Billboard-branded project has hit #1 on a Billboard chart. Featuring beloved hits from Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Andraé Crouch and Marvin Winans, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard & New G, and more, the Billboard #1 Gospel Hits album makes a winning... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 22, 2015*


Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson To Release New Album "Diamonds" March 17

Hawk Nelson has announced the release of their seventh studio album titled Diamonds, which will release March 17th on Fair Trade Services. This will be the band's second album released with the label and with frontman Jon Steingard. The band will also introduce the lineup with guitarist Micah Kuiper and drummer David Niacaris along with founding member and bassist Daniel Biro... << Full Report >>
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Satellites & Sirens Satellites & Sirens Debut "Crash Down" Music Video

To celebrate the new year, the guys in Satellites & Sirens are proud to debut their new music video for "Crash Down" off their critically acclaimed album, One Noise. The video showcases the band's fun-loving spirit mixed with a ton of great live footage... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Legendary Send-Off for Andrae' Crouch Memorial Celebrations Of Life

Gospel legend Andrae' Crouch's life was celebrated over two days. Thousands from all over the world paid their respects on January 20 and 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, Los Angeles. Music legends gave a historic send-off to the man who revolutionized Gospel music an referred to as "the father of modern gospel music" by contemporary Christian and Gospel music professionals.... << Full Report >>
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Crowder Crowder Earns First Career No. 1 Radio Single

GRAMMY®-nominee and folktronica artist Crowder is celebrating his first career No. 1 single for "Come As You Are." The song, the second single from his album Neon Steeple, is slowly moving towards one of the most successful and influential of Crowder's career as a solo artist and with the David Crowder*Band. "Come As You Are" sits in the top spot on the Christian AC Indicator chart this week and holds a Top 10 spot on the National Christian Audience chart, reaching a listenership of over 7 million people... << Full Report >>
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Ellie Holcomb Ellie Holcomb's Debut Album Makes Year-End Lists

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb has made numerous top year end lists in 2014 for her debut album As Sure As The Sun. Buzzfeed released 2014's Top 15 Standout Albums and adds, "This is one of the most uplifting albums of the year," while As Sure As The Sun was listed on the Best of 2014 Critics' Choice Awards according to... << Full Report >>
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Show Hope Show Hope Kicks Off 2015 Highlighting Advocate Program

Show Hope,™ founded in 2003 by multi-award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, a New York Times' best-selling author, is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. One of the organization's primary objectives is to mobilize individuals, students, families, and communities to join them in caring for the world's most vulnerable children. From their Student Initatives program... << Full Report >>
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DJ Aktual DJ Aktual Signs to the Illect Recordings Label

Illect Recordings is excited to announce another new addition to their growing artist roster, DJ Aktual. Who is DJ Aktual? Before his 5th birthday, DJ Aktual was vibing to his mom's collection of Prince, Michael Jackson, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Newcleus. Enamored with the beats and rhymes, the soundtrack of Aktual's teen years included rap savant MF DOOM... << Full Report >>
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CTZN CREATIVE launches record label CTZN MUSIC

CTZN CREATIVE, the Creative arts agency that brought you Swoope's Same Team Remix video, JSON's promo videos, and more have officially launched a record label CTZN MUSIC. The label is the home for Kareem who serves as CEO to both CTZN Creative and its new music branch CTZN MUSIC (citizen). The label is run by Mike Yorke, a soon to be Moody graduate... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Debuts "Mountains" Single

Check out the new single from Sean C. Johnson. Production by Tom Misch. From the forthcoming album "Circa 1993". Sometimes we find ourselves in dark places because of our own decisions and actions, but other times our 'mountains' serve another purpose...to take us HIGHER... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 21, 2015*


Amy Grant Unite Concert to Feature Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real & More April 19

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are happy to announce their first major concert on Sunday, April 19th. The Unite Concert will feature some of the top names in the Christian music industry; Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Sanctus Real, Jon Guerra, Ike Ndolo and the Dominican Sisters of Mary. The concert will be held at Eastern Michigan Convocation Center, 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, MI... << Full Report >>
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Veridia VERIDIA Launches Unconventional Prom Dress Giveaway

Word Records Artist VERIDIA has proven to be a standout at radio and on tour. Now, they're taking that one step further by marching way outside the box to offer one lucky fan a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This week, VERIDIA launches the Unconventional Prom Dress Giveaway, in which one lucky girl will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind prom dress designed just for her by VERIDIA's vocalist, Deena Jakoub, who frequently designs performance ensembles for the band... << Full Report >>
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Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam's Platform Propels Faith-Based Film and TV Releases

In the midst of its 47-city run, which has already seen multiple sellouts to date this year—NewSong’s blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular continues to provide a powerful platform for the Gospel message in major arenas around the country. In addition to showcasing 10 of Christian music’s top artists, the tour is helping spread the word about two major faith-based film and television productions slated for upcoming release... << Full Report >>
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Michael Sweet Stryper‘s Michael Sweet and Guitarist George Lynch Unite for Sweet & Lynch Debut Album

Stryper‘s Michael Sweet and Dokken / Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch have combined their talents and long running legacy of hard rocking excellence together in the project Sweet & Lynch. The outfit will release their debut album, Only to Rise, on January 27th via Frontiers Music. And while Sweet and Lynch’s names form the moniker of their partnership, their band also includes a pair of well-known rock names... << Full Report >>
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Love and the Outcome Love & The Outcome Releases "Ocean Way Sessions: Live" EP

Word Entertainment, multiple-award winning duo Love & The Outcome released their latest EP, Ocean Way Sessions: Live (available here) January 20. The 6-song EP (full-track listing below), was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Nashville, TN, and features previously unreleased live versions of chart-topping hits from their debut album, such as "King of My Heart," which peaked at #13 on NCA, and "He Is With Us," their Top-5 hit and... << Full Report >>
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BridgeCity Indie Worship Band BridgeCity Releases "Christ Be Glorified" Album

BridgeCity, the worship band out of the indie-driven, eclectic Pacific Northwest, is set to release their next album 'Christ Be Glorified' online and in stores February 3, just in time for the Generation Unleashed conferences. In partnership with Maranatha! Music and distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, 'Christ Be Glorified' marks the second national album release from the band from City Bible Church in Portland, Ore... << Full Report >>
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Dee-1 Launches Pre-Order For "3's Up" EP

RCA Inspiration made 3's Up, the new EP from critically acclaimed hip-hop artist -- Dee-1, available for pre-order on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/3sUp-I) and Amazon (http://smarturl.it/3sUp-A) on Tuesday, January 20th. 3's Up is the first major-label release from the New Orleans born and raised rapper, who has been called one of the most important artists in hip-hop music today. The album, which features the... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 20, 2015*


K-Love K-LOVE Announces 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees and Debut of K-LOVE TV

At a press conference at The Franklin Theatre outside of Nashville this evening, K-LOVE announced the nominees for the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Show to take place on May 31, 2015. K-LOVE - the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people - will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian music history... << Full Report >>
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Blanca Blanca's Debut Solo EP, "Who I Am," Available Now

The debut solo EP from multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, Who I Am, is available now to download or to stream. (See full track listing below.) The EP precedes her full-length album slated Spring 2015. Just a few weeks into the new year, Blanca has already performed to six arena-sized crowds as part of Winter Jam 2015 (see full schedule below), which Pollstar named the number one most-attended tour in the world in quarter one for the past four years... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch All-Star Tribute and Funeral Service Streaming Live on BET

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place today (January 20) and tomorrow (January 21) at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3600 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public. Cable network BET will stream both services “LIVE” at BET.com/andraecrouchfuneral. West Angeles Church of God In Christ will also stream both services at watch.westa.tv... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Cruse Ratcliff Cindy Cruse Ratcliff Releases New Album, "Lluvia Celestial," Today

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the release of Lluvia Celestial from Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Cindy is the Senior Worship Leader at Lakewood Church and released Heaven Raining Down in April 2014 with great success. Cindy is so excited to release this Spanish version of Heaven Raining Down and has been led to record this album for some time now. Dream Worship is also excited to see the continued success of Heaven Raining Down and prays even more lives will be changed through this new avenue of worship... << Full Report >>
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Jason Nelson RCA Inspiration's Jason Nelson Releases New Live Album, "Jesus Revealed," Today

Talented gospel singer/songwriter and musician Jason Nelson, released his much-anticipated new album, JESUS REVEALED, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Featuring the #1 gospel single in the country "I Am," the album is available now everywhere music is sold. "I Am", the powerful gospel anthem has been steadily climbing the chart since its July release and locks in the #1 position for the third week on the Mediabase Gospel chart... << Full Report >>
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Role Model Records Debuts New Video Series

The Role Model Records crew is diving into the topic of role models in this new video series. Role models aren't born; they're made. What follows then is that, they aren't necessarily individuals of exceptional ability or performance...at least, they don't have to be. Good role models are simply everyday people who realize the need to live in a manner worth emulating, because they know that even if they don't... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 19, 2015*


Jesusfreakhideout.com Jesus Freak Hideout Announces 15 Anticipated New Albums of 2015!

For Jesusfreakhideout.com's 9th annual Highlighting feature, the staff split the year into two pieces -- January to June and July to December. Each list contains 15 artists/releases for a total of 30 in total for 2015. As we anticipate another full year of new musical goodness, the staff announces their 15 picks for Highlighting First-Half 2015! ... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Blazes "Untraveled Road" To Rock Radio

Carving their own path forward through uncharted territory, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH members left major label life behind and independently unleashed two back-to-back No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock albums on their own TFK Music label: 2012's The End Is Where We Begin and the current release, OXYGEN:INHALE, both with strategic management, marketing and distribution through The Fuel Music. The latter album released Aug. 26, 2014 and sparked the band's biggest hit single to date, "Born This Way." Resolving to continue to do it their way in 2015... << Full Report >>
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Darlene Zschech Integrity Music Releases Darlene Zschech's "In Jesus Name" February 10

World-renowned worship leader, best-selling author and Hope Unlimited Church Sr. Pastor Darlene Zschech releases In Jesus' Name: A Legacy of Worship and Faith February 10 from Integrity Music and with Provident Distribution. The 14-song album is a celebration of Zschech's ministry and features such well-known anthems as "Shout To The Lord," "Worthy is the Lamb," "The Potter's Hand" and "In Jesus' Name... << Full Report >>
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Proxy Shares "Heartbeat" Single For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Today

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, hip hop artist Proxy has shared a new single, titled "Heartbeat." About the song, Proxy says: "My heart and mind have been churning over the past months concerning the recent events in our country surrounding race relations. We are in a tough spot and things... << Full Report >>
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*Sunday, January 18, 2015*


Israel Houghton BMI Honors Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at 16th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at its 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards yesterday in Atlanta. The event, held at the Rialto Center for the Arts, also recognized BMI's Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year: "The Gift," written and performed by Donald Lawrence. The song, featured on Lawrence... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, January 17, 2015*


Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil Sounds Familyre Releases 'Goliath' on Vinyl, Danielson + Steve Taylor Announce Spring Tour

Both collectively and individually, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have long been known for doing things just a little differently. Such is the case with Phase Two of the release of the band’s debut project Goliath, this time coming out on premium vinyl March 31 via Sounds Familyre Records, the label founded by Daniel Smith of art-rock band Danielson. "First, I’ve been a fan of Danielson almost since inception,” Steve Taylor says. “Second, my favorite music documentary ever is... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 16, 2015*


Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Funeral Details and Participants Announced, BET to Stream Services Live

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3600 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 15, 2015*


Third Day Third Day To Release "Lead Us Back" March 3 With Live Performance In New York City

GRAMMY©, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning group THIRD DAY will release its new forthcoming worship album, LEAD US BACK: SONGS OF WORSHIP on March 3. Both standard and deluxe editions will be available, as the deluxe version will include a bonus disc of eight fan favorite live tracks, captured on the road from previous sold-out performances and two additional previously unreleased studio tracks... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp's Third New Single Releases To iTunes

As Jeremy Camp readies for his eighth studio album, I Will Follow, the album's title track is available now for those that pre-order the album. The song is the third of four tracks that will be made available for instant download prior to the February 3rd release date... << Full Report >>
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TEN Vocal Group TEN from NBC's "The Sing-Off" Makes Surprise Appearance at Buick Unveiling in Detroit

TEN, the critically-acclaimed vocal group best-known as the runner up on Season 4 of NBC?s hit series, "The Sing-Off," made a surprise performance in Detroit on Sunday, January 11th, performing 8 songs at Buick?s press gathering on the eve of the Detroit auto show. The car manufacturer introduced its first convertible in 25 years, called Cascada, due in 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 14, 2015*


Matthew West Matthew West Releases New Single, "Day One," To Digital Outlets

Multiple-GRAMMY nominee, American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner Matthew West has released his new single, "Day One," available now at digital and streaming music sites. The song is already climbing the radio charts and is the most-added song at AC radio this week, and its creative lyric video for the song also premiered this week. Click here or on the image below to view the video. "Day One" is the first release from West's upcoming album, Live Forever, slated for release April 28... << Full Report >>
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Chris August Chris August Releases New Single "The Maker"

Yesterday, critic-favorite and Dove Award-winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Chris August, released a brand new single and music video (which are available for purchase at iTunes) in preparation for the launch of his third studio album set to release April 7, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music World Premieres "We Will Not Be Shaken" Film Jan. 16 Free on Facebook

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, world premieres the highly anticipated We Will Not Be Shaken film January 16 on its Facebook page for free. Over 15,000 Facebook fans have already indicated that they plan to view the film on the site. Recorded during an evening of worship on a mountaintop overlooking Shasta Lake north of Redding, the live album and DVD, which release internationally January 27 with Provident... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton, Crowder Among Artists at 2015 National Worship Leaders Conferences

The National Worship Leader Conference (NWLC), the premier three-day training event designed to equip worship leaders and their teams, has announced a slate of renowned speakers and top artists for its four popular conferences around the country this year. Bill & Gloria Gaither with David Neff; Dr. Leonard Sweet; Darlene Zschech; Dr. Marva Dawn; Dr. Scotty Smith; Dr. Reggie Kidd; Buddy Owens; Dr. Ron Allen; Pete... << Full Report >>
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NF NF Releases New Music Video For "Wake Up"

The anticipated music video for "Wake Up" from hip-hop and alternative artist NF is out now. Exclusively premiering yesterday with Rapzilla.com, the video is now available at NF's Vevo channel by clicking here. NF's first music video for the debut track "All I Have" has already received 450,000 views to date. Both... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 13, 2015*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Earns 10 Stellar Award Nominations for Solo Debut Album "Help"

Coming off the heels of recent Grammy Award and NAACP Image Award nominations, Erica Campbell continues to reach new heights with her solo debut album, HELP, receiving 10 Stellar Award nominations this year. Nominations were announced earlier today and Campbell received the most nods by a female artist this year including Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary CD... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Garners 33 Nominations for 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) marks a momentous year delivering a broad range of chart-topping hits over the past year - garnering 33 Stellar Awards nominations across 19 categories for 6 artists - from nominations for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, to Female Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and more, for the upcoming 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Creating a powerful repertoire, Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, James Fortune, Donald Lawrence, William McDowell, and Michelle Williams... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and New Breed Release New Single "How Awesome is Our God" Today

Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton teams up, for the first time, with gospel powerhouse Yolanda Adams on his new single, "How Awesome Is Our God". A powerful declaration rejoicing in God's love, "How Awesome Is Our God" is the second single from Israel & New Breed's upcoming new album Covered: Alive in Asia (RGM-New Breed Music/RCA Inspiration), slated for release in March 2015... << Full Report >>
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Debra Black Worship Leader Debra Black Releases New Single "Bright" to iTunes and Christian Radio

Worship Leader/Songwriter Debra Black follows up her album debut with the release of her new single "Bright" to iTunes and Christian radio to kick off the New Year. To celebrate the uplifting, inspiring lyrics of "Bright," Black is partnering with nonprofit Hope For Justice to raise money for aid and prevention and bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. "I hope the lyrics of 'Bright' charge the believer to be bright and be a light in the darkness," said Black... << Full Report >>
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eOne Music eOne Music Releases 2-Disc Hits Collection with "Billboard #1 Gospel Hits"

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) releases a must-have album out today, January 13, with the greatest hits collection Billboard #1 Gospel Hits, featuring fan favorites of this past decade from gospel's biggest stars, including award-winning artists Kirk Franklin, Andraé Crouch and Marvin Winans, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Donald Lawrence, Fred Hammond, and more. Bringing together the chart-topping hits that fans have driven to #1 atop... << Full Report >>
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Yaves to Release "In Winters Ear" February 10th, 2015

"Listen to their music you see where they get their style from/ all these false kings-corner stores is where their crowns from/ momma always told me "boy them clowns you stay from 'round them" they not on your wavelength they step up then you drown them..." Yaves cautiously spouts on the heavy drum coated track of "Rumble Young Man". It's 12:35 a.m. and we are witnessing the seventh hour of a session that has birthed four works of art... << Full Report >>
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House of Peace Releases Full-Length Debut, "Into The Great Unknown"

City of Peace Media is pleased to announce the digital release of the debut full-length album from south Florida-based worship band House of Peace. Into the Great Unknown releases today. The 11-song project celebrates the band's credo of diversity through unity by incorporating a broad range of contemporary musical styles paired with ancient... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 12, 2015*


The Brilliance Integrity Music Welcomes The Brilliance, Announces February Release for New Album, "Brother"

Integrity Music announces the signing of The Brilliance, a US-based liturgical band led by David Gungor and John Arndt, and announces a February 17 global release for the group's full-length album, Brother. Known for connecting liturgical tradition and modern worship, The Brilliance previously released four albums - The Brilliance, Cavetime, Advent Volume 1 and Advent Volume 2, along with two EPs, Lent and For Our Children. The duo, backed... << Full Report >>
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Hands and Feet Project The Hands and Feet Project Remembers The Haiti Earthquake, Five Years Ago Today

Today marks the fifth year anniversary of the earthquake that shook Haiti to the brink of destruction. The Hands & Feet Project, which provides family-style residential care and sustainable solutions that fight against Haiti's orphan crisis, remembers that very day quite well. Their co-founder and Executive Director, Mark Stuart (pictured to the far right)... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, January 10, 2015*


Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Funeral Arrangements Announced

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3045 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 / Viewing: 4:00pm – 6:00pm / Tribute Celebration: 7:00pm and Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Viewing: 10:00am – 11:00am / Celebration of Life: 11:00am... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 9, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 Winter Jam 2015 Dome Spectacular Adds Sadie Robertson

Winter Jam 2015 Dome Spectacular added Duck Dynasty star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Sadie Robertson to the lineup for Atlanta on February 7. Winter Jam is a 47-city, three month tour that offers an incredible evening of concerts by 10 top artists* in Christian music, plus worship and ministry. Sadie is no stranger to the spotlight. She was cast into the limelight by her famous Monroe, LA family who own... << Full Report >>
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Misty Edwards Misty Edwards' "Little Bird" Solo Album Reaches No. 1 On iTunes

Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Misty Edwards released her newest and 4th studio album, Little Bird, amidst critical acclaim, Dec. 29 from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). With several songs from the album heard for the first time by 25,000-plus people attending IHOPKC's Annual Onething Conference Dec. 28-31, the recording also spent time at No. 1 as the bestselling Christian/Gospel album at iTunes... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Andraé Crouch Passes Away at 72

Music legend Andraé Crouch has died from complications following a heart attack on January 3rd. Andraé passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé was 72 years old... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 8, 2015*


Lights Go Down Lights Go Down Hits The Studio To Record Debut Album

New indie pop/punk band Lights Go Down, featuring critically acclaimed artist Jason Dunn, will head into the studio this month, to work on its debut album set to release later this year. Lights Go Down, formed in New York in May of 2014, is set to record in various studios throughout The Big Apple with producers Ryan and Nathan Hughes. The band is drawing creativity from their... << Full Report >>
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Andrae Crouch Music Legend Andraé Crouch Remains Hospitalized; Family Issues Statement

Sandra Crouch and her family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern for her brother, Andraé Crouch, during this critical time. Andraé, 72, was hospitalized on January 3rd. According to Pastor Sandra Crouch: “Andraé is doing better and responding to treatment. He still has a ways to go but we are believing God for a full... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Syntax Creative Announce The Addition of LifeHouse Productions

LifeHouse Productions, a theatrical arts service organization, has partnered with Syntax Creative in order to tell their stories to not only as many viewers as possible, but now also listeners. This means that LifeHouse stage dramas Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Misadventures of Tom Sawyer, Pride and Prejudice, and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol are available at digital service... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 7, 2015*


toby TobyMac Kicks Off New Year with New Single "Beyond Me"

Five-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac is giving his fans a treat for the start of the New Year - a new studio single and two new remixes. Available now, TobyMac's "Beyond Me" is the first new single from his forthcoming studio album. In addition to "Beyond Me," TobyMac also released two new remixed versions of the single - Phenomenon Remix by Soul Glow Activatur and Moodswing Remix. The tracks are available now at all download and streaming music services... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Young & Free Hillsong Young & Free Set To Release EP "This Is Living" January 13

Bringing the sound of Hillsong Church's Youth Ministry, Young & Free is kicking off 2015 with the release of their new EP This Is Living. Releasing January 13, the EP features five tracks, including three new songs, and is full of the energy that is becoming synonymous with Young & Free worship. The EP highlights are the opener and title track - a collaboration with Grammy-winning rap artist Lecrae - as well as a newly recorded... << Full Report >>
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David and Tamela Mann "It's A Mann's World" Starring David and Tamela Mann Premieres Wednesday, January 14 on BET

The highly-anticipated new show, "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" starring David and Tamela Mann and family premieres on Wednesday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 8:00 p.m. CST only on BET. Known for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela and David Mann have become household names for their #1 comedy, "Meet the Browns." Their new show, "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" will take a peek... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Nelson eOne Music Signs Jonathan Nelson As Latest Talent On Artist Roster

Acclaimed recording artist Jonathan Nelson has a new home, with award-winning record label Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Signing the multiple Stellar Award-winning hit artist, songwriter and worship leader, eOne Music will release Nelson's upcoming new album FEARLESS, a new live project to be released in Fall 2015, with its first single slated for release in Spring 2015... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 6, 2015*


Sumerlin Sumerlin To Launch "Runaways" Deluxe Edition And Reveal New Song "Mercy On Us"

After a great debut and a #1 Rock single, the guys in North Carolina band Sumerlin are announcing the re-release of their album Runaways with new songs. Due out February 17th, the album contains a 5 new songs and an acoustic version of their song, "Breaking Out". The group worked with producer, John Harrell (Sent By Ravens) again on the tracks. The guys will begin their iTunes pre-order on 2/3. Fans will be able to download their first single with the pre-order but you can hear it first here... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton, Natalie Grant and More To Headline Sixteenth Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

The 16th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will kick-off Super Bowl XLIX weekend on February 1, 2015 at Gammage Hall on the campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. American Family Insurance, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will bring together GRAMMY® and DOVE Award-winning artists, inspirational leaders and special guests to create an unforgettable evening celebrating faith and football... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Dare to Be Embarks on 2015 WEAR LOVE OUT Nationwide Tour; Tickets On Sale Now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 6, 2015) - On the heels of a sold-out 2014 tour, Dare To Be unleashes the transformational power of learning how to summon the courage to dare to embrace who you are in Christ and follow your dreams. The new nationwide Dare to Be: WEAR LOVE OUT 2015 event tour launches January 2015 and crosses the United States for 11 events. The unforgettable experience invites women of all ages to come together and 'dare to be' empowered... << Full Report >>
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New Book "Be the Message" Urges Believers to Say Less, Do More

New York Times bestselling coauthors Kerry and Chris Shook think Christians talk too much. Americans are drowning in messages and so is the church, the husband-and-wife team say in their new book, Be the Message, also a New York Times bestseller, and from WaterBrook Press. "The U.S. has 350,000 Christian congregations and most of them have a website. Amazon lists 159,000 Christian-living books. Add Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more... << Full Report >>
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Cindy Cruse Ratcliff "Lluvia Celestial" From Cindy Cruse Ratcliff To Release Jan. 20

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the pre-order of Lluvia Celestial from Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Cindy is the Senior Worship Leader at Lakewood Church and released Heaven Raining Down in April 2014 with great success. Cindy is so excited to release this Spanish version of Heaven Raining Down and has been led to record this album for some time now. Dream Worship is also excited to see the continued success of Heaven Raining Down and prays even... << Full Report >>
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Nobigdyl Nobigdyl Debuts New "Beauty (feat. Chad Jones)" Video

Here is a new music video from new artist Nobigdyl. He collabs with Chad Jones from Reflection Music Group. You'll also hear a verse from Nobigdyl on Derek Minor's upcoming record too. The single is a free download via the Soundcloud link below. "Beauty (feat. Chad Jones)" is about celebrating the beauty of God that is reflected in all His creation. Instead of chasing the superficial and subjective beauty that is dictated by trends and... << Full Report >>
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Karen Jensen Salisbury Releases Book "How To Make The Right Decision Every Time" Today

Author, Bible teacher and speaker Karen Jensen Salisbury is releasing her new book, How To Make The Right Decision Every Time: 10 Keys for Finding God's Direction, today from Charisma House. In the new book, Jensen Salisbury spells out action steps for getting God's direction when making decisions, both large and small... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 5, 2015*


Fireflight Fireflight Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Band With New Album "INNOVA" May 5, 2015

After an immensely fruitful run under an arm of Sony that yielded a GRAMMY nomination, the soundtrack for NBC's "Bionic Woman" promos and victory in Taco Bell's "Feed The Beat" campaign that catapulted the band onto a performance at the Winter X Games, Fireflight announces INNOVA, its first new album in over three years. INNOVA will be released independently through The Fuel Music May 5, 2015. Refined during a season of pain, uncertainty and frustration, the band's fifth full-length album is already... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant "In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom" Premieres Nationwide January, 2015

Executive Produced and Narrated by GRAMMY nominated, and five-time Dove Award Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. In an effort to bring the issue to the forefront and to promote Human Trafficking Awareness Day (January 11, 2015), screenings are scheduled around the nation throughout the month of January... << Full Report >>
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CCM Classic Radio Partners with Salem Music Network, Expands to Over 200 Stations Nationwide

CCM Classic is proud to announce a new partnership with Salem Music Network, doubling the national reach of their flagship program, CCM Classic Radio. The show now airs on over 200 stations nationwide. On Salem Music Network’s 90 stations, CCM Classic Radio will air each weekend immediately following the popular and long running CCM Radio Magazine... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 2, 2015*


Abandon Kansas Abandon Kansas And BC Music Add New Perks In Crowd-Fund Homestretch

Abandon Kansas, the newest addition to the BC Music roster of artists, is announcing an update to its crowd-fund campaign, which seeks to raise $15,000 in order to produce its third full-length studio album. This ambitious campaign, which began one month ago, has already funded over 80% of its goal, and three days remain for fans to become a part of AK's story... << Full Report >>
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Role Model Records Ambitiously Closes 2014 and Opens 2015 with a Double Music Release

A few months ago, Role Model Records artist, Shopé, tied the knot in a very intimate ceremony. At the subsequent reception, he surprised his new wife with a performance of a new song he wrote especially for her... << Full Report >>
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