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April, 2012



*Monday, April 30, 2012*


Peter Furler
Peter Furler releases his "I'm Alive" video (http://t.co/DYotPltm) from footage taken during the 2012 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular that wrapped up earlier this month after hitting 47 cities and playing to nearly 535,000 people - the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for the second consecutive year (Pollstar). "I'm Alive" is the opening track on Furler's acclaimed solo debut album, On Fire, which also sparked the radio hits "Matter of Faith" and "Reach." The idea for "I'm Alive" practically assaulted Peter. "I just felt this overwhelming sense of freedom...
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Derek Webb
After recording four Hymns albums, one-of-a-kind trio Page CXVI is releasing a remix record, re:hymns, taking fan favorites and recreating their already unique spin on hymns into fun, new artistic expressions. Consisting of band members Reid and Latifah Phillips and Dann Stockton, Page CXVI presents a new way to understand the role of hymns for the modern listener. The record, remixed by singer-songwriter Derek Webb, is scheduled for release on June 12th. The band is also currently working on an album of lullaby hymns, set for release this coming autumn...
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Pc3
Paul Colman is gearing up to release a new solo album, From the Salt Land to the River, his first release of all new material (his album of covers, called History, released in 2007). This project follows the 2011 reunion of the Paul Colman Trio, which collectively released a new album, aptly titled Return. About the new project, Colman states, "The last solo album I released was in 2005 and I have a whole bunch of songs that I would LOVE to record. One reason that it's been 7 years since my last solo album is that I was a member of The Newsboys from November 2005 through December 2008 and focused all my...
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Today, White Collar Sideshow frontman TD Benton made the following announcement regarding their latest project, The Witch Hunt... "Hello Freaks, Geeks and Rousties. It's been a minute, so I feel a progress report on the new project is due to say the least....How in the world is 2012 already 1/3 gone? This year has blown by and we still don't have The WitcHunt completed. But boy, are we close! The video that will play along with us on stage is much more extensive than WCS 1. The first show, we had about 10 actors total for The WitcHunt...
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Allan Scott Band makes its label debut with their latest collection of songs on the Blameless and Free EP, available via digital music outlets on May 15. Full of memorable hooks and characterized by lyrical depth, the project resounds with the message of God's redemption and grace. Written by Allan Scott, co-written and produced by award winning music producer/songwriter Scott Davis (Kutless, Rush of Fools, Jaci Velasquez, Sidewalk Prophets), and mixed by Allen Salmon (Building 429, Starfield, Anthem Lights), Blameless and Free draws on musical influences from European bands such as U2, Coldplay, and Keane...
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*Friday, April 27, 2012*


The Rocket Summer
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer BRYCE AVARY, known as THE ROCKET SUMMER, is gearing up to release his first independent full-length album LIFE WILL WRITE THE WORDS, available Tuesday, June 5 via his own AVIATE RECORDS. THE ROCKET SUMMER is currently out on the road supporting Switchfoot and playing select headlining dates along the way (dates below). Also in the works is a headlining run in support of the album release, with more info to come in the coming weeks...
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Brandon Heath
Five-time GRAMMY Award® nominee Brandon Heath and one of Christian music's most successful and respected songwriters/producers, Jason Ingram, will host the fifth annual "Love Your Neighbor" concert at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 22 at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn. Heath and Ingram, accompanied by friends Bebo Norman and Christopher Williams, will be putting on this event to benefit the Young Life Capernaum organization, an outreach for students with physical and mental disabilities...
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John Schlitt
4K Records has announced that "Where I Wanna Be" and "Hope That Saves The World," two singles from The Greater Cause, the upcoming CD from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt, have been released to Christian radio. "Where I Wanna Be," written by Schlitt, Dan Needham and Scott Faircloff...
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Casting Crowns
Highly decorated, best-selling Christian music artist Casting Crowns adds to its long list of accolades with four 2012 Billboard Music Award Nominations. The band received recognition this year in the categories of Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song and Top Christian Album. Its first career Billboard Music Award nominations, Casting Crowns...
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*Thursday, April 26, 2012*


Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson enters a different chapter in the band's history as they announce their new lead singer Jon Steingard. No stranger to their fans, Steingard has been the guitarist for the past eight years. Hawk Nelson will continue with members Daniel Biro (bass), Justin Benner (drums) and Steingard (guitar, vocals). "I am blessed to announce that Hawk Nelson will be fronted by none other than the talented Mr. Jonathan A. Steingard," states co-founder and bassist Daniel Biro. "The chemistry we share as a band cannot...
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Demon Hunter
Ain't No Grave Records is proud to announce that two of their recording artists will be appearing on this year's "Scream The Prayer" Tour. SLEEPING GIANT and THE GREAT COMMISSION will join DEMON HUNTER (on select dates), EMERY, MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE, CLOSE YOUR EYES, HUNDRETH, GIDEON, A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY and YOUR MEMORIAL. A list of dates are below, and more will be announced shortly...
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in:cast events announced today that Women of Faith® added gifted communicator, Lisa Harper to the June 23 ONE DAY simulcast, Beyond Brokenness, joining speaker, author and Bible teacher, Sheila Walsh, comedian/storyteller, Ken Davis, and American Idol finalist, Scott MacIntyre. The Beyond Brokenness simulcast will be the first event launching a long term partnership with in:cast Events bringing in-depth Biblical teachings and inspiring stories to women world-wide. "These simulcasts will be meeting needs and launching new experiences with content you...
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*Wednesday, April 25, 2012*


toby
Today, the special "insider" info Twitter account for TobyMac, @TobyMacInsider, announced that the first single from TobyMac's forthcoming new studio album will release on June 11th. The song, titled "Me Without You," will also hit iTunes and will be on TobyMac's full-length album, set to release on August 28th, 2012. For the latest "insider" info, be sure to follow @TobyMacInsider on Twitter...
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House Of Heroes
Gotee Records band House of Heroes have released a brand new single called "Touch This Light", available now at iTunes and AmazonMP3. The single includes an exclusive b-side called "Dead." The new album COLD HARD WANT was produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Lovedrug) and mixed by J.R. McNeely and will be out July 10. See the premieres for the "Touch This Light" music & lyric videos today...
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Underoath
Tooth & Nail / Solid State Records' announces the RIAA Gold Certification of They're Only Chasing Safety from the globally successful and acclaimed heavy rock group UNDEROATH. With career album sales over 1.4 million, this achievement follows another Gold-selling album, Define the Great Line, for the band. Over the years, UNDEROATH has evolved and thrived into one of heavy music's biggest successes and has headlined sold-out shows on...
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Indie rock band High Flight Society has announced a brand new "karaoke contest" in conjunction with their latest release, their Lights Come Down EP. Check out the contest details below and then watch this video that talks about their single, "Direction...
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TFK
Announcing their independence from label life altogether last year, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH takes over the reigns and releases its seventh studio album, The End Is Where We Begin, to not only wide critical acclaim, but also its biggest sales debut ever. Since its release last week, the album reached #6 on the iTunes® Top 10 Albums chart, climbed to #2 on the iTunes Rock chart (No. 1 in Canada) and earned...
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The hip-hop group Rhema Soul has released their first music video from their critically-acclaimed album, RED (Universal Christian Music Group/220 Entertainment Group/Good City Music). The song entitled "Break Out" was written by the three members of Rhema Soul and the video was directed by Wilbert J. Thomas of Space Cherry Films. Thomas' work has been featured on BET, JCTV, and WAY-TV, among many others...
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Syntax Distribution combines forces with Lion of Judah Music Group to bring a unique spin on reggae to new audiences. Featuring the music of award-winning artist Monty G, the Lion of Judah Music Group is poised and ready to break new ground in the independent music world. Syntax CEO Timothy Trudeau says, "Lion of Judah is our first label fully dedicated to reggae and other Caribbean-influenced styles...
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Inpop Records' Karyn Williams wowed the morning audience yesterday with her appearance on FOX 17's Tennessee Mornings. She performed her new song, "Rest In Hope", which is the first single from her debut album, Only You. The tune was co-written by Williams and has a special meaning for her, as she wrote the song about embracing her faith when her dad, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President and founder Pat Williams, was diagnosed with incurable cancer last year...
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*Tuesday, April 24, 2012*


BEC Recordings announces the expansion to the label family with the signing of An Epic, No Less to the roster. Hailing from St. Louis, this new band will release their label debut Echo of Love on August 14, 2012. Today the debut radio single, "Mercy Light," will be available for radio programmers and going for adds May 4 at CHR radio. "What we have to offer in this world is the skill and the art that the Lord gives us," shares guitarist Neil Endicott. "As we work, we pray together that God performs in us those greater goals...
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Newsboys
Newsboys announced today they are extending their much sought after God's Not Dead Tour through the fall of 2012. Over the course of visiting 60+ cities this spring, the Newsboys' God's Not Dead Tour has impacted thousands of lives, both locally and internationally. Since the tour began in mid-January, a remarkable 31 venues have sold out and the tour is still hitting another ten markets before the spring leg ends May 6th in Williamsburg, VA. Joining the fall leg of the tour will be Building 429 (Provident Label Group) and Luminate...
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Digital Frontiers Media (DFM) and Shamrock Media Group are proud to release musiqplay.com or QPlay, the newest music-servicing site for radio. QPlay will immediately only focus on Christian hip-hop, a growing genre many outlets have overlooked for music servicing. Phase 1 of this site released today to create a simple but efficient atmosphere for radio to find music, stream singles...
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Integrity Music, long known for introducing new songs to the global church such as OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART, REVELATION SONG and SHOUT TO THE LORD, was honored at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards with two of its songs receiving awards in the categories of Worship Song of the Year and Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year...
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"Your Great Name," by acclaimed singer/songwriter Krissy Nordhoff and worship leader/author Michael Neale, was named Worship Song of the Year at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, held last week in Atlanta. A Top 5 hit for GMA Female Vocalist of the Year Natalie Grant, the worship anthem was also nominated for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. "I am completely blown away by the way God has taken this song and...
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Jamie Grace
Talented Gotee Records' singer/songwriter Jamie Grace continues to build on an incredible year with her highly successful album, One Song At a Time. With a best-selling record, two No. 1 singles, and a GRAMMY ® nomination under her belt, Jamie Grace can now add the GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year to her list of accolades. Jamie Grace also performed at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will air on the Gospel Music Channel tonight at 8 and 10 PM EST...
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One in four girls will be sexually abused before she turns 18, and most never tell. It is for this reason that Christian artist JSon has joined the movement to end child sexual abuse. Together in a Twitter chat, @JSon116 and @Darkness2Light will speak out about the issue and empower others to prevent child sexual abuse on Wednesday, April 25 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST). Simply use the Twitter hashtag #JSonGP to follow along and engage in conversation during the specified time. Follow @Lampmode for a first look...
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*Monday, April 23, 2012*


Former members of David Crowder*Band currently comprise a new project called The Digital Age. The guys debuted a few new "rehearsal" videos yesterday, along with this announcement... "When we returned to our hometown of Waco, TX after the final DC*B show at Passion 2012, we immediately began construction on our new studio, Asterisk Sound. Little did we know that converting a dirty, sweaty gym into a classy recording studio would be such an undertaking. Between ripping...
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Laura Story
Taking home four trophies-the most Dove Awards of any artist at last Thursday's ceremony-GRAMMY®-winning songwriter and worship leader Laura Story embellished her acclaimed career as she nabbed the award for Song of the Year for her celebrated, multi-week No. 1, "Blessings." The song and album of the same name also won awards for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. In addition, Story earned the Dove for Songwriter of the Year, a fan-voted award. The Gospel Music Association (GMA)'s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards were held on Thursday night, April 19, at the FOX Theatre...
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Facedown Records are very excited to announce the signing of Strike First's ALTARS to Facedown Records, and to show off their brand new lyric video for "Scum", the first single from their upcoming Facedown debut Conclusions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzHJpwX-Llg&feature=youtu.be Conclusions will be released on June 5 and pre-orders will launch next week. Altars formed in early 2010 with the drive to present forceful passionate, heavy hardcore/metal. After releasing their debut EP "Opposition" in...
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*Friday, April 20, 2012*


Check out the list below for the full list of winners from last night's 43rd Annual Dove Awards ceremony in Atlanta, GA. Also, JFH's Ryan Barbee blogged live from the press room all night. Check that out at this link...
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Lecrae
Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Lecrae (Reach Records), walked away with top honors this evening at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). Garnering two Dove's in major categories, Lecrae won Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Hallelujah," (Rehab) and Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Rehab: The Overdose. In addition to his Dove Award wins, Lecrae also took the stage for a special award show performance alongside Dove nominated...
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Natalie Grant
Recent GRAMMY ® nominated female vocalist and dove award forerunner Natalie Grant was honored last night as she accepted her fifth Dove for "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. The highly anticipated event was held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA and will air on GMC TV on April 24 at 8PM and 10PM ET. Grant also received a standing ovation when she gave a powerful performance of the Dove and GRAMMY® nominated song "Alive" featured on...
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Former Tooth & Nail Records indie rock band TwoThirtyEight is reuniting this September to play mainstream music festival Deluna Fest in Pensacola Beach, Florida. The band hasn't played together in almost ten years, having formed in the mid-nineties and disbanded in 2003. The festival, which features mainstream talent like Pearl Jam, The Wallflowers and the Foo Fighters, will be held September 21-23, 2012. For more information, visit www.delunafest.com...
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Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin is a nine-time GRAMMY ® award winner, two-time BET Award winner, recipient of over 39 Stellar Awards and eight NAACP Awards. Last night at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, the No. 1 selling Gospel artist of all-time added two more accolades to his belt as he took home his 15th and 16th Dove Award for "Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year" for his latest chart-topping album Hello Fear. His No. 1 hit single on Urban/Urban AC and R&R Gospel Singles Chart "I Smile," also featured on the Dove Award winning album, was named the "Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year...
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*Thursday, April 19, 2012*


John Schlitt
Multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt is set to unleash The Greater Cause, his first full-length CD since his critically-acclaimed 2008 release, The Grafting. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame member returns to his rock roots with the new project, set to release May 8 through 4K Records and New Day Christian Distributors. Schlitt's signature vocals soar, with driving guitars and thundering drums creating an explosive sonic atmosphere packed with drive and intensity...
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Switchfoot
Dead Feather Moon, The Howls, Brandon and Leah, and Jon Foreman & Friends will perform at the 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley (http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/bro-am) at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, June 16th. SWITCHFOOT (www.switchfoot.com) conceived the Bro-Am as a way to give back to its hometown of San Diego. While admission to the beach event is free...
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*Wednesday, April 18, 2012*


toby
This Friday five-time Grammy® Award winning and multi platinum selling artist TobyMac will perform on ABC's hit daytime talk show The View. At the personal request of co-host Sherri Shepherd, TobyMac and his band Diverse City will perform "Get Back Up" during the episode celebrating Shepherd's birthday. The View airs weekdays on ABC at 11a/10a pt/c, and more information on the show can be found here. Critics and fans alike bravoed TobyMac upon the recent release...
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Matt Maher
Following a 2012 GRAMMY Award nomination for his writing contribution to Chris Tomlin's "I Lift My Hands," Matt Maher continues his ever-growing contribution to songs for churches worldwide. Additionally, the singer/song-writer/worship leader continues to see positive momentum on the road with Third Day's "Make Your Move" tour and the release of his latest music video "Rise Up." "As the body of Christ, the church has a unique opportunity to impact culture and influence change...
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For Today
For Today's upcoming studio album, Immortal (Razor & Tie), is now set for release on May 29th. The album features 11 new tracks produced by Will Putney (Lamb Of God, Suicide Silence) including the single "Fearless" which reached Top 5 on the iTunes Rock Chart this March. AbsolutePunk.net has the exclusive premiere of the album's title track, "Immortal." For Today are wrapping up their nationwide headlining "Fight The Silence Tour" presented by HK Army and Substream Magazine...
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Natalie Grant
This past weekend women in Oklahoma City and Lafayette gathered to celebrate the debut Dare To Be events. This revolutionary event features Nashville based four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year and 2012 GRAMMY Award® nominee Natalie Grant, alongside international speaker and author Charlotte Gambill. Dare To Be, a brand new live women’s event birthed from a realization of a dream from two close friends, kicked off its 2012 spring tour on April 12...
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Remedy Drive
JFH News Shorts for TobyMac, Remedy Drive, Josh Wilson, Guardian, Showbread, Chris August, Fallstar... Remedy Drive has finished recording their sophomore album, set to release this September via Centricity Music. The band announced, "We are so excited to announce that we are done recording our new album. The album is scheduled to release September 18th, and the excitement for us to get this new music to your ears is building daily. Our latest New Video Monday shows some of the final touches being recorded." View their latest studio video blog here...
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*Tuesday, April 17, 2012*


POD
P.O.D. have released their first official single, "Lost In Forever" from their forthcoming new studio album, Murdered Love. The single is now available for download on iTunes HERE and you can listen to an exclusive stream of the song here at Revolvermag.com. "Lost in Forever" is getting a great reception at radio with adds coming in early in over 25 markets across various formats including Active/Mainstream/Alternative and Christian. The song...
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Christian music's biggest tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, has shattered its own record to become the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for the second consecutive year. According to Pollstar's 2012 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts - Top 100 Tours, Winter Jam outpaced attendance for all other tours, including Cirque du Soleil...
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ROXR Records is happy to announce the signing of their latest CCM artist, Raymond Gregory, and the release of his debut single, "You Are Faithful." It truly is a modern day miracle that this announcement is even happening, considering Gregory was legally deaf as a child and was healed through intercessory prayers. You Are Faithful was written by Gregory and is a soaring hopeful song that chronicles the struggle he had with his medical condition and the joy from God...
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TFK
The highlight reel for THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH expands this week as its seventh studio album, The End Is Where We Begin, launches today amidst critical acclaim. Receiving full support from such major retailers as Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Family Christian Stores, iTunes® (where the album pre-sale reached No. 7 on the Rock chart) and Amazon.com (where the album presale hit No. 1 Christian), tracks from the album have already garnered placements across a wide swath of radio, media and sports entertainment...
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Modern rockers Canopy Red are back in the spotlight with their upcoming release, Wake Up, to be released on June 5th. Produced by Dove Award winning producer Rusty Varenkamp (Michael W. Smith, Sanctus Real, Tenth Avenue North), Wake Up is the band's first full-length album, and the long-awaited follow-up to their 2009 self-titled EP from Creative Soul Records. Their 2011 digital single "Here to Stay" reached #21 on Billboard's Christian Rock Chart...
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*Friday, April 13, 2012*


Centricity Music is happy to announce the signing of independent rock band, Unspoken, to the label's artist roster. Unspoken is in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new EP Get To Me, which releases in June. The first single "Who You Are" will be going for adds at radio on May 11th. Renowned songwriter/producer, Jason Walker, served as producer for the project. Unspoken is managed by Collide Music Ventures that is based in Nashville, TN. "It's always difficult to find artists who know how to blend a high level of creativity with a high level...
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*Thursday, April 12, 2012*


Sara Groves
In support of her most recent album, Invisible Empires, which released last year from Fair Trade Services, Sara Groves has released a new collection of acoustic renditions from the album for free on NoiseTrade. Sara had this to say about the EP, "We had the pleasure of getting to play several songs off the new record with our friend Steve Mason from Jars of Clay a while back. And you can head over to NoiseTrade now to download the acoustic tracks for free! The acoustic EP has 4 songs, including...
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On the eve of the opening day and weekend for the much-buzzed-about feature film BLUE LIKE JAZZ, it's been announced that special midnight screenings of the movie have been added in select cities. In addition, Blue Like Jazz director, Steve Taylor, and author, Donald Miller, will host a live discussion of the film and unveil never-before-seen scenes via the online platform Constellation tonight at 8:00PM CDT. Theaters in four Texas markets--Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio--and in Nashville, Tenn...
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Sidewalk Prophets
Fontanel Mansion, in cooperation with Word Entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of The Message Live, an exciting new concert series featuring performances by some of the biggest names and brightest new artists in Contemporary Christian music. Multiplatinum and award- winning Contemporary Christian group Point of Grace are set to kick off the series in the state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar Studio Gallery at Fontanel at 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2012, and Dove Award-winning Sidewalk Prophets follow on May 13. The show will be broadcast on SiriusXM's The Message channel 62...
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*Wednesday, April 11, 2012*


Falling Up
Falling Up has debuted a new EP this week, titled Mnemos, exclusively available through Groupees.com. The website is a service for "complementary and turnkey online promotional and fundraising platforms," which is allowing the band to raise money for the hungry with a charity called "Feed Them With Music." The EP can be purchased at a "Pay-What-You-Want" price, with each dollar providing one meal for a hungry person...
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House Of Heroes
After spending the winter of 2011 held up at Smoackstack Studios in Nashville, House of Heroes is excited to announce their new album Cold Hard Want produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Lovedrug) and mixed by J.R. McNeely, will hit the street on July 10. "It takes a lot of Cold Hard Want to just persevere and keep believing in rock n' roll. At this point, it's vital we transcend everything we have done before," explains Tim Skipper...
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Reach Records' hip-hop artist Trip Lee continues momentum with the release of his 4th studio project, The Good Life, debuting at the debut #3 on iTunes and #2 on the hip hop chart (iTunes). Hitting stores nationwide April 10, 2012 through Reach Records, The Good Life celebrates the truth in real life through its unique style and lyrical content. In conjunction with his album release, Trip has partnered...
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WORD Entertainment and 25 Presents are proud to announce the Girls of Grace conference, which kicks off its new season "The Beautiful Truth" in Jackson, MS in August, hosted by multi-platinum and award-winning trio Point of Grace, featuring special musical guests *Jason Castro, *for KING & COUNTRY, *Group 1 Crew, and Meredith Andrews and guest speakers Amber Lehman, Constance Rhodes and Chris Wheeler. Girls of Grace...
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Jeremy Camp
FANetwork presents the launch of the inspirational concert series Global Sounds on May 9 featuring GRAMMY Award nominated Jeremy Camp. This first ever satellite television F-broadcast concert series delivered within the Facebook platform will air live on multiple Facebook pages and will feature six episodes connecting artists with their Facebook fans from all over the world. Each Global Sounds concert event will be a part of a month-long engaging experience providing the opportunity to share, encourage, and unify on a global platform in real time...
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Skillet
Premier Festivals is pleased to announce the summer lineup of festivals featuring some of the biggest acts in Christian and Gospel music set in family-fun locations from the beach to amusement parks. Festivals include Beach Blast, JoyFest, Rock the Park, Wonder Jam, KingsFest, SpiritSong, HeartFest, and PointFest. The 2012 festival season kicks off in May with Beach Blast in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Fans have the opportunity to experience the live music from all their favorite artists...
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Manafest
This week BEC Recordings' and international rock artist Manafest (aka Chris Greenwood) released his fifth studio album, Fighter. This album follows his critically acclaimed release The Chase and is already on track to reach the heights of his previous effort. In true Manafest fashion, he has already taped two music videos from this new album. Fans can view "Never Let You Go" and "Pushover" online now...
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Casting Crowns
Multi-platinum, AMA, GRAMMY and Dove award-winning artist Casting Crowns garners its third RIAA certified Gold digital single surpassing more than 500,000 units with "East to West," from the group's 2007 platinum release The Altar and the Door. The occasion marks Casting Crowns' third Gold digital single in a year and adds to the positive momentum seen on its well-attended spring 2012 "Come to the Well" tour...
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Christian entertainment brand iShine has announced an open casting call for boys and girls, ages 10-16, for singing, dancing and acting opportunities. iShine is looking for new talent for iShine Records, iShine LIVE! Tour events and Season 4 of the popular Saturday morning television series, iShine KNECT, which airs nationwide on TBN and Smile of a Child Network...
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Findlay, OH post hardcore act Before Their Eyes had an impressive debut week with Redemption, their first album since 2010's Untouchable (Rise Records). The new LP which was released March 27, landed at #29 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, as well as at #10 on the Alternative New Artists chart, #38 on Hard Rock and #82 on in the Independent Record Label Album chart...
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The Wedding
Slospeak Records just announced that pop/rock act Pioneer will support the No Direction Tour this spring, featuring The Wedding, Wavorly and Satellites & Sirens. The tour runs from April 19 to May 14 and spans the the MidWest to SouthEast regions of the country. To date, this is Pioneer's most notable touring venture. "We're really pumped to hit the road with The Wedding...
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*Tuesday, April 10, 2012*


Trip Lee
Reach Records' hip-hop artist Trip Lee releases his latest album, The Good Life, nationwide today, April 10, 2012 through Reach Records. The 4th project for Trip celebrates the truth in real life through its unique style and lyrical content. A musical exploration to redefine "The Good Life," Trip challenges listeners to no longer live in light of lies that says The Good Life is all about the money...
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Nichole Nordeman
Faith, Hope & Lullabies: Sing Me To Sleep, the latest offering in Sparrow Records' popular Faith, Hope & Lullabies series, brings together some of the top names in Christian music, including Steven Curtis Chapman, Nichole Nordeman and Matthew West. The project also features contributions from Christy Nockels, Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt, Twila Paris, Michael Card, Janna Long, Erin O'Donnell and Betsy Hernandez. A collection of original and classic lullabies and worship songs designed to help provide memorable bedtime moments with little ones...
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*Monday, April 9, 2012*


Mary Mary
The excitement around platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning duo MARY MARY continues at a brisk pace. After an amazing year that included performing for capacity crowds across the country, and receiving the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award, a BET Award, Soul Train Award, two Stellar Awards, and double Grammy Award nominations, the successful pair has just released a stirring new single, "Go Get It." Anticipation is growing quickly for a new album of the same name that will be released on May 8th 2012, which will include two brand new songs and classic remixed and remastered versions of some of the duo's greatest hits...
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Wavorly has announced the "No Direction" tour with The Wedding, Satellites and Sirens, and Pioneer. It's going to be a great show coming to a city near you from April 19th - May 14th. Come out if the tour is going to be in your area, and please help the bands out by promoting as much as you possibly can before your date. Tour dates are below...
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Live Milliyonic, the new album from Milliyon and produced by Randy "Big Ran" Hairston (Outkast, Mase, Cam'ron, V.I.C, Canton Jones) and Brandon "Black Knight" Peavy (K.B, Flame, Melinda Watts) is set to be released this summer. The album is a true fusion of rap, pop, rock and soul with the authentic sound and feel of southern hip hop. This album sets to defy the status quo tag that in the past has unsuccessfully put Christian hip hop, R&B and pop music in one box...
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*Thursday, April 5, 2012*


Canada's pop/rock act PHAO released their latest EP, Something Cold, on April 3rd. It immediately soared to the top of the Country's iTunes rock chart. At the end of its first day out, Something Cold sat at #5 in rock and #44 overall...
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*Wednesday, April 4, 2012*


POD
P.O.D. has completed work on Murdered Love, its first new studio album in four years. Due out this summer, Murdered Love is the band's long-awaited follow-up to When Angels & Serpents Dance. Murdered Love sees the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band's massive Satellite album alongside hit albums for Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, The All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance. Fans can now listen to "Eyez," the first preview track from the new album. The track features special guest vocals from Jamey Jasta...
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KJ-52
This week, BEC Recordings' KJ-52 released his seventh studio album, Dangerous, which debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Album chart this week. The title track is climbing the radio charts -- at CHR the song is New and Active this week, and at Rock it has moved into the Top 25. Fans can also Tweet to unlock, listen and enter to win a promotion by clicking on this link. Dangerous comes after 11 years in the music industry and more than 575,000 albums sold for this hip-hop veteran...
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Jimmy Needham
Inpop Records' Jimmy Needham has reached a milestone in his young career by achieving the highest first week sales for his latest album, Clear The Stage. Immediately after hearing the new project, the industry started proclaiming the album as Needham's strongest debut to date, and the first week sales validate that statement. Clear The Stage has sold 3,899 units, and led to the project debuting on the Christian Combined Chart at #9 and the Christian Adult Contemporary Soundscan Chart at #5. "I'm so grateful for everyone who continues to support my music and ministry...
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As the nationwide Blue Like Jazz bus tour came to a close last week, and in the footsteps of SXSW, the Phoenix Film Festival announced they had selected the film to close out their annual event this Thursday, April 5th. Blue Like Jazz will premiere at 7:30 pm that evening at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Cine Capri. For more details on the festival, please click here. As fans and critics alike continue to praise the film as "Witty, provocative and life-affirming...
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Britt Nicole
Sparrow Records recording artist Britt Nicole, newly dubbed as Christian music's "Queen of Pop," struck Gold with both critics and fans alike as she unveiled her third studio album last week. The shimmering 11-song project, with tracks produced by Dan Muckala, David Garcia, Christopher Stevens and Josh Crosby, ranked in at No. 1 on the Christian Soundscan charts and No. 41 on the Billboard 200, giving Britt a 38 percent increase over her last album The Lost Get Found. Gold also consistently held the No. 1 spot on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Albums...
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Christy Nockels
Celebrated songwriter and worship leader Christy Nockels is receiving incredible praise for her much anticipated sophomore solo project, Into the Glorious, available nationwide this week. Nockels doesn't disappoint with Into the Glorious, which debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Charts. The album's lead single, "Ever Lifting," is currently No. 25 on the AC Monitored Chart and No. 29 on the National Christian Audience Chart. Here are just a few samplings of what critics are saying about Christy...
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*Tuesday, April 3, 2012*


Integrity Music announces the April 10th U.S. release of Heal Our Land, a new two-disc album featuring a 12-track CD and bonus DVD from Melbourne, Australia's Planetshakers band. Heal Our Land is the 24th project from the Aussie worshipers since the band's formation in 1997. And it is the second release to be distributed under their new partnership with Integrity, following last fall's release...
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To Speak Of Wolves will be releasing their new album Find Your Worth, Come Home on May 22, 2012 on Solid State Records. Even more exciting for TSOW fans is that they will be releasing the album on vinyl on Round Kid Records the same day! This is the band's first ever vinyl release. Armed with a new singer, Gage Speas, as well as guest vocals by Micah Kinard of Oh, Sleeper, this new album aims to bring the band to new levels. Round Kid Records states...
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Jon McLaughlin
Singer songwriter Jon McLaughlin's first single, "Summer Is Over," featuring Sara Bareilles is the iTunes video of the week, available HERE or http://bit.ly/SIOVID2. The video directed by Robby Starbuck (Yellowcard, Smashing Pumpkins, Breathe Carolina) also premiered this week on VEVO. The song is the first single off of his forthcoming new studio album Promising Promises (Razor & Tie), which is set for release on May 22nd 2012. McLaughlin has also announced headline tour dates kicking off on May 16th in Dallas...
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Phil Keaggy
Legendary Christian recording artist and world-renowned guitar maestro Phil Keaggy recently performed in New York City at BB King's Blues Club and Grill in Times Square. During the show, the guitarist was joined onstage in a rare guest appearance by drummer John Sferra and bassist Daniel Pecchio of Glass Harp, the three-piece rock band with which Keaggy recorded three albums on Decca Records in the '70s. During the two-hour show, Keaggy entertained the audience with both acoustic and electric guitars, featuring selections from his current CD, Live From Kegworth Studio...
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Paul Baloche
Celebrating 20 years of music and ministry, modern worship trailblazer Paul Baloche releases his acclaimed, 12th recording with Integrity Music, The Same Love, today to digital providers iTunes® and Amazon.com, among others, as well as to general market stores through Sony Music Entertainment, marking the first time in five years that new music from Baloche has been distributed by Sony. The album was released to CBA market stores March 13...
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Blindside
BMG is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish hard rock band Blindside. Blindside – Christian Lindskog, Simon Grenehed, Marcus Dahlström and Tomas Näslund – was born a decade ago in the suburbs of Stockholm. The band debuted in April 1997 in Sweden with their self-titled album. With its momentum building, Blindside became the first band signed to Warner/Elektra’s 3 Points imprint, and in 2002 released Silence, a tighter, more produced record...
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*Monday, April 2, 2012*


Needtobreathe
MTV.com and VH1.com will premiere the official video for NEEDTOBREATHE's latest single "Keep Your Eyes Open", today April 2nd. The captivating video, a perfect compliment to the memorable song, can be seen here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/needtobreathe/753061/keep-your-eyes-open.jhtml NEEDTOBREATHE will perform "Keep Your Eyes Open" on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Thursday, April 5th. The Charleston, SC band is currently on a widely successful national headlining tour in support of their late 2011 release, The Reckoning...
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The Vespers, a young (19-22) indie band of two sisters and two brothers, play a dozen of instruments between them, creating infectious folk-pop with both the buoyancy of youth and deeper spiritual themes. For their second album, The Fourth Wall out April 3, they have preceding support from mainstream heavy hitters The Huffington Post, American Songwriter - and PBS' "Bluegrass Underground," who chose them for the taping of their second season, including other roots artists The Civil Wars and Sarah Jarosz. The band has spent the last two years touring from Boston to Austin, festivals and colleges, becoming one of one of those few lucky new artists to merit a quickly growing fanbase...
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The anticipation is building for Show Hope's™ presentation of the classic musical, Rodgers And Hammerstein's Cinderella, Enchanted Edition. The third annual Show Hope Spring Celebration is ready to hit the Schermerhorn Symphony stage on Thursday, April 12th. To help advance Show Hope's™ mission of caring for the most pressing needs of orphans around the world and to commemorate the life of Maria Sue Chapman, a star-studded cast is teaming up with the Nashville Symphony...
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