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December, 2022

*Friday, December 30, 2022*

toby Australia's TCM Announces Top 100 Most Played Christian Songs of 2022, and Top 50 Christian Acts

IT’S TIME to kick 2022 to the curb! But just before we do, Australia’s national Christian airplay chart – TCM - has released its list of the 100 most played Christian tunes, and the 50 most played Christian acts on Australian Christian radio during 2022. "The Goodness" by tobyMac ft Blessing Offor was the most played Christian tune and Australian duo For King... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 23, 2022* The JFH Staff Announce Their Top Songs and Albums of 2022!

The staff announce their individual top 10 songs and albums of music released in 2022! Each of the staff's lists were also averaged together to create one joint top 10 list of albums for 2022. Check out the complete collection of lists in our annual Staff Picks!... << Full List >>

*Thursday, December 22, 2022*

Pastors Kent & Candy Christmas present The Christmas Family & Friends Christmas Special

Pastors Kent & Candy ChristmasRegeneration Nashville Church, invite you to celebrate the best gift of all - JESUS - this Christmas season with a very special television special... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 21, 2022*

Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Joining American Pops Orchestra for New Year's

Filmed on location in beautiful historic theaters across the country, UNITED IN SONG 2022: RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR celebrates our nation’s extraordinary cultural and musical diversity — from folk to opera, country and Broadway to bluegrass and beyond. Featuring performances from award-winning artists, the program also reflects on what brings us together as Americans and how we can all unite through the arts... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music Introduces "Songs from the Soil"

Integrity Music announces the launch of Songs From The Soil, a new collective of UK songwriters and worship leaders seeking to reignite the UK Church’s songbook by creating fertile spaces where new songs of worship might grow... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 19, 2022*

Da T.R.U.T.H. Da' T.R.U.T.H. Unveils New Track, "Set the Bar"

GRAMMY Nominated Rapper Da' T.R.U.T.H. unveils new track "Set the Bar" from upcoming 10th album, Emanuel. This powerful and though-provoking track starts with an orchestral string composition. Upbeat and intense "Set The Bar" takes listeners on a journey from humble beginnings in the industry to his current status. He highlights one of the greatest challenges of... << Full Report >>

Karen Peck and New River Earn GRAMMY Nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album, "2:22"

Daywind Record's Karen Peck & New River continue to make a name for themselves in Gospel Music with the GRAMMY® nomination of their full-length studio album, 2:22. The album, written out of hope, sorrow, grief, joy, and faith, was produced by the incomparable Wayne Haun and was released on... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 16, 2022*

Ben Fuller Ben Fuller Makes Impactful Debut Throughout 2022

2022 was quite a year for artist and songwriter Ben Fuller. He released his first album, his debut single hit No. 1 for multiple weeks, he toured all around the U.S., and Pandora named him one of the Christian/Gospel Artists To Watch in 2023, all adding up to be much more than this Southern Vermont-raised dairy farmer ever expected in his lifetime, let alone in one year... << Full Report >>

Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Enlists Cory Asbury For Powerful Recording of "You Will Be Found"

Award-winning Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Natalie Grant puts a spiritual stamp on “You Will Be Found” from the celebrated musical-turned-movie Dear Evan Hansen. Enlisting the help of acclaimed singer/songwriter Cory Asbury, Grant’s moving version of the hope-filled ballad is available today (12/16) — listen... << Full Report >>

Jeremy Camp Transparent Productions Closes Out 2022 with 300+ Shows and Successful Tours with Top Names

Leading Christian concert promoter Transparent Productions closes out another tremendous year of growth, partnership and ministry. The company helmed 300+ shows throughout 2022. Additionally, they increased their personnel, which now includes a staff of more than 30 professionals who are passionate about sharing the message of the Gospel through live events... << Full Report >>

Planetboom Planetshakers' Youth Band planetboom Releases "You, Me, The Church, That's Us - Deluxe"

The dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, releases You, Me, The Church, That’s Us -Deluxe, today (Dec. 16) to digital and streaming outlets globally from Venture3Media (V3M) via The 21-song project includes both You, Me, The Church, That’s Us - Side A and... << Full Report >>

DJ Maj Dj Maj Presents NYE 2022 Live Stream

Dj Maj, of TobyMac's Diverse City Band, returns for another New Year's Eve live stream on December 31st at 8 PM EST/ 7 PM CST. Throughout the 2020-21 global pandemic, Dj Maj served to curate virtual dance party experiences for homes across the globe. This interactive experience invited viewers to participate via live dance cam through... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 15, 2022*

Cedarmont Kids Achieves One Billion+ Views For "If You're Happy"

Cedarmont Kids, the leading children’s brand in Christian Music was recently surprised with a reception at the Provident Entertainment offices with the announcement that the video “If You’re Happy” had surpassed one billion views on YouTube – a rare accomplishment shared by few videos worldwide... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 14, 2022*

Integrity Music Jason B. Jones Promoted To Vice President, Creative For Integrity Music And David C Cook

In a major step to multiply its ministry impact across all areas of outreach, David C Cook has promoted award-winning creative director Jason B. Jones into the newly created role of Vice President, Creative. In this new position, Jones will lead a cross-functional team of creatives and marketers to expand David C Cook’s global influence through Integrity Music and David C Cook’s publishing and curriculum arm... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 13, 2022*

Cain CAIN Wraps 2022 Making Their Grand Ole Opry Debut, Will Hold Free Interactive Christmas Show This Week

2022 was quite a year for the award-winning sibling trio CAIN, and it's not over yet. While they made their debut on the famed Grand Ole Opry stage this past weekend, they just released a new music bundle for their hit song "I'm So Blessed" and are gearing up for a free interactive Christmas show this week... << Full Report >>

Katy Nichole Centricity Music Has Record-Breaking Year, Announces Three New Staff Members

The No. 1 Billboard Top Christian Albums Imprint for three consecutive years, Centricity Music has a banner year in 2022, receiving RIAA Platinum® and Gold® certifications for Lauren Daigle and reaching the top of the radio charts four times led by songs from Brandon HeathJordan Feliz and Katy Nichole... << Full Report >>

Lady Redneck Lady Redneck Follows Top 10 iTunes Holiday Single with "The Christmas Song"

Since her solo debut in 2017, Lady Redneck has been a force to be reckoned with in the country music scene. Her quirky personality, paired with her signature country and Christian music sound, has brought her international fame and recognition. She is now bringing 2022 to an end with a memorable cover of an iconic Christmas single, “The Christmas Song.”... << Full Report >>

Long-Time KLTY Personality Frank Reed to Host "KeepTheFaith Dallas-Fort Worth"

Iconic radio host Frank Reed, KLTY personality for over three decades, will retire from the station’s morning show at the end of this month, but will remain on America's leading commercial Christian radio station as host of the new "KeepTheFaith Dallas-Fort Worth" beginning Sunday, January 1. Reed will host a special... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 12, 2022*

Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle's "The Price Fund" Donates $681,000 to Community Charities

Last week, two-time GRAMMY Award winner Lauren Daigle, through her organization The Price Fund, wrapped up her season of fall giving with donations of $100k to New Orleans’ Ellis Marsalis CenterRoots of MusicNOCCAKidSmart, and Young Audiences of Louisiana presented at her sold-out holiday performances at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre. The concerts, which have become an annual tradition for Daigle, provided the perfect opportunity to highlight the importance that music charities can bring to underserved communities by allowing... << Full Report >>

Teddy and Tina Campbell Release New EP, "Christmas at Our House"

Tis the season for laughter, cheer but most of all the time when families gather together. Teddy & Tina Campbell share Christmas with you with their new soon to be classic Christmas At Our House. Grab a seat on their couch with "Our House", an energetic and festive song... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 9, 2022*

Skillet Skillet to Release Deluxe Edition of "Dominion" Feb 17, 2023

17x platinum, GRAMMY-nominated rock band SKILLET has announced the February 17, 2023 release of their DOMINION: DAY OF DESTINY (DELUXE EDITION). With five new tracks, including upcoming Active Rock single "Psycho In My Head" (full track listing in the full report... << Full Report >>

Within Silence Releases Music Video for New Christmas Single, "Flame of Peace"

The melodic power metal band WITHIN SILENCE just released a music video for "Flame of Peace", their brand new Christmas single. The single is available on all digital platforms... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 8, 2022*

Colton Dixon Colton Dixon's "Build a Boat" is the Longest Running Mediabase Christian AC #1 Song of 2022

Colton Dixon's "Build a Boat" is the longest running mediabase Christian AC #1 song of 2022, spending 7 consecutive weeks in the top spot so far. Here's what some of the top PD's in the country are saying - Four straight months as the #1 testing song on JOY FM! Clearly St. Louis has connected with this singable anthem about stepping out in faith.”... << Full Report >>

Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Ends 2022 On A High Note

Gospel powerhouse Erica Campbell is set to deliver two stellar performances this week, both as a soloist and as part of Grammy Award-winning duo Mary Mary. On Thursday, December 8, Campbell joins sister Tina Campbell to support multi-instrumentalist, multi-award-winning songwriter and producer, Adam Blackstone, as Mary Mary, as part of Blackstone’s headlining... << Full Report >>

iNTELLECT iNTELLECT Asks "What Does the Word Say?" with the "Words of Wisdom Remix"

The word of God is filled from start to finish with wisdom from the universe’s creator. 66 books that guide those made in His image. When we are following Him down the path He has prepared for us, there is no reason for uncertainty or doubt. In these moments we need to simply ask, “What does the Word say?” Words of Wisdom Remix finishes off 2022 with a fresh take on a previously released record from Ohio’s iNTELLECT. The original track was featured on the album... << Full Report >>

FervenC Displays Faith Even While "Playing In The Lion's Den" On New Album

California rapper FervenC’s new album, Playing in the Lion's Den, reflects the similarities between FervenC's life experiences and those of the biblical prophet Daniel. When Daniel was placed in the lion's den, the king feared for the life of his faithful servant. But instead of death, God delivered an opportunity to show what true faith... << Full Report >>

Weez the Satellite Kiid Has a "Big Dream" To Share

Weez the Satellite Kiid is no stranger to high hopes and hard work. He has been consistent while navigating the world of independent music since his start with the group GNG before joining Artificial Christian. As a solo artist, Weez has developed a reputation for some of the best verses that one can find in Christian Hip Hop. Unwilling to let 2022 slip by without one more impactful record... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 7, 2022*

Crowder Crowder Releases Music Video for "The Elf Song"

4x GRAMMY-nominated artist Crowder honors the North Pole’s working class with a brand new video for "The Elf Song." Serving as a much-needed tribute to our tiniest holiday heroes, the visual for the hilarious track finds Crowder and his band jamming in a winter wonderland, while fighting for the rights of Santa's pointy-eared helpers... << Full Report >>

Naomi Raine Naomi Raine Headlining The Root 100, Dec. 8

Tomorrow, December 8th, GRAMMY-winning artist Naomi Raine will headline The Root 100 2022 Celebration at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. The event will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality and comedian Loni Love and will honor the most influential Black Americans of the year. Naomi discusses her music career, faith, new and forthcoming albums, and how it feels to perform at the world-famous Apollo Theater for the first time ever with The Root... << Full Report >>

Lauren Talley Horizon and Sonlite Records Announce Collaborative Trio Lauren, Amber and Kenna

In a project rooted in one glorious moment of spontaneous music-making, Horizon & Sonlite Records artists Lauren Talley, known from her time with award-winning gospel group The Talleys and as a powerful soloist... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 6, 2022*

Anne Wilson Pandora Predicts Christian/Gospel Artists to Watch in 2023

Pandora revealed today its predictions of which emerging Christian and Gospel artists will make the greatest strides next year -- Pandora’s Christian/Gospel Artists to Watch 2023. Combining sophisticated analysis of listener data with its programmers’ insights, Pandora programmers have selected the acts they believe are poised for even more greatness in the coming year... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 5, 2022*

Matthew West Awakening Foundation Announces Matthew West's Spring 2023 Tour

...The Awakening Foundation announces that multi-GRAMMY® nominated artist Matthew West will embark on his headline tour, "My Story Your Glory," to 32 cities across the country next year. Join West as he shares songs and stories for God’s glory on this incredible tour. Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 12th HERE. There is also a special VIP ticket experience available that << Full Report >>

Micah Tyler Micah Tyler Announces The Release Of His First Book, "Walking Free: Taking Small Steps To A Big God"

Renowned Christian music artist and songwriter Micah Tyler can now add author to his accolades. In partnership with K-LOVE Books, Tyler announces the release of his first book, Walking Free: Taking Small Steps To A Big God. Full of encouragement, it is his hope that his book debut will be a guide to help its readers set out on a path to a free and meaningful life... << Full Report >>

Limoblaze Limoblaze Releases AfroGospel Christmas Song, "Silent Night"

Reach Records is kicking off the 2022 holiday, rolling out several 116 singles for your seasonal playlists. First up was "Silent Night (Hush)," featuring Crystal Nicole & Q Parker (112), followed by "Silent Night (Afrobeats)," performed by AfroGospel rising star, Limoblaze... << Full Report >>

Seventh Day Slumber Seventh Day Slumber's Bus Breaks Down, Asks for Donations

On Saturday, rock band Seventh Day Slumber sent out a note to their email list, asking for help to fix their bus that had broken down. Check out their message below for details and info on how you can help support the guys on the road. "Unfortunately, we’ve run into a few complications with our bus while we're out here on the road. Our generator needs repair, as well a couple of tires, and our... << Full Report >>

On His Debut Single, "Assault and Battery," Da Commissioner Is Bringing the Fight to the Enemy

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12. Assault & Battery serves as a notice to the Christian Rap genre. There is no time for games, not when the enemy remains busy plotting to kill, steal, and destroy. Now is the moment to rise up and... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 2, 2022*

Kutless Kutless Releases Apocalyptic New Single “End of the World” featuring Kevin Young of Disciple

Christian rock mainstay Kutless has released a concept-heavy, apocalyptic new single “End of the World.” The song features a guest vocal from Kevin Young of Disciple. You can find “End of the World” on your service of choice at << Full Report >>

Selah Selah Joins Amy Grant for Nashville Holiday Tradition

Prior to embarking on their highly anticipated 10-city Christmas tour, multi–Dove Award-winning vocal trio Selah joined GRAMMY®-winning superstar Amy Grant in Nashville earlier this week for Lipscomb University’s 18th annual Lighting of the Green. Presented by FirstBank and hosted each year by Grant, the event also featured... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Extends "Healer" Tour Into 2023 - Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Wednesday

Following a hugely successful touring season in 2022, performing in front of more than 300,000 people in 80+ tour markets, GRAMMY® winning multi-platinum group Casting Crowns has announced plans to extend The Healer Tour to 33 more U.S. cities in the spring of 2023. Presented... << Full Report >>

Syntax Creative Syntax Creative Announces Partnership with Peerless Music Group to Release Christmas Album from Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary

Syntax Creative is pleased to partner with Peerless Music Group/Island Girl Music for the release of Sheryl Lee Ralph’s new album Sleigh, which was recently teased on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and had its artwork revealed on the “TODAY Show”. Ralph’s performance on ABC... << Full Report >>

The Isaacs Multi-GRAMMY-Nominated The Isaacs Announce 1st Official Live Streaming Performance

Today HITKOR announced the multi-GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award winning artists, The Isaacs, will perform their first official global live streaming concert, “Christmas with The Isaacs.” The concert will stream Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. (PST) / 9:00 p.m. (EST) exclusively... << Full Report >>

The Wisecarvers The Wisecarvers Meditate on True Meaning of Christmas in "Wrapped In Red"

Rather than close the book on 2022 with the October release of their most recent single for Horizon Records,  “Stay Home,” The Wisecarvers are sharing one more song with listeners in “Wrapped In Red,” a grateful, graceful meditation... << Full Report >>

Naomi Raine Naomi Raine Launches Christmas Car Chats feat. the Houghtons, DOE and More

Today (12.2), GRAMMY-winning artist Naomi Raine launches her Christmas Car Chats video series featuring a variety of special guests in the music and worship space. Naomi and her guests will deep-dive into topics such as family, music, faith and everything in between as they spend quality time in the car... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 1, 2022*

Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Releases "Underdog" Album to Vinyl To Raise Support for Haiti

Legendary Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline is issuing a special release of their 1999 album Underdog on red-colored vinyl this month, limited to just 500 copies. 100% of the release's $75 price tag is going to support of The Hands and Feet Project, the band's ministry for Haiti. Each copy purchased is signed by four of the original members: Mark Stuart, Bob Herdman, Ben Cissell, and... << Full Report >>

The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Escapes Into An Isolated Distorted Trance In Alt-Rock "M4U" Video

The song is about longing and feeling a sense of belonging somewhere else, sometimes feeling like an alien, but someone or something is what makes this world feel like home," says multi-instrumentalist BRYCE AVARY, better known as THE ROCKET SUMMER, about "M4U,"... << Full Report >>

Zach Williams Zach Williams Guests TONIGHT on "Dolly Parton's Magic Mountain Christmas" TV Special on NBC

Don't miss Zach Williams tonight when he appears on “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” The TV special premieres at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC! Zach, along with Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, and Billy Ray Cyrus, joins Dolly for this not-to-be-missed holiday special. Find out more HERE.... << Full Report >>

Presley Tennant Presley Tennant Releases Powerful Track "Pray for Peace"

A journey through love, loss, faith and everything in between, 600 Miles, the debut EP from powerhouse Presley Tennant, is available everywhere now. Radiant, fearless, and musically diverse, Tennant not only wrote on each of the six brand new tracks... << Full Report >>

Jody and Lani Release New Version of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

Worship artist husband and wife duo Jody and Lani will release their first Christmas single, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," on Dec. 2. Just in time for Christmas music listeners, the traditional hymn melody is blended with a driving guitar and energetic string arrangement that brings a fresh sound to this familiar favorite... << Full Report >>

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