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February, 2015


*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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


*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 >>


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 >>


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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