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January, 2013


*Thursday, January 31, 2013*

Vota
Bryan Olesen, lead vocalist and founding member of Christian pop/rock band VOTA, will be featured on "FoxNews.com LIVE" Friday, February 1 at 12:15 pm CST. In the interview to be streamed live, Olesen will discuss VOTA's "Love Found Me" Campaign which, in partnership with Tiny Hands International, is seeking to help stop the flow of human trafficking across the border of Nepal into India. Funds from the campaign will go directly to support five border monitoring stations for five years, which could potentially intercept as many as 3000 children...
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Andrew Peterson
It was a special night when Andrew Peterson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry recently and delighted the crowd with two of his songs, “Dancing in the Minefields” and his new single, “You’ll Find Your Way.” Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs made Peterson’s introduction while remembering his first Opry performance and what it means to stand on the historic Ryman stage. Both of Peterson’s performances were met with lengthy applause, while some of the audience jumped to their feet—a rare response for a new artist on the show. One woman in the crowd was overheard to say, “These are the two best songs of the show so far tonight.” Peterson was thrilled and honored with the response...
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Reach Record's latest prodigy Andy Mineo, makes a splash in the industry today with the premiere of his new music video "AYO" on www.reachrecords.com. Produced and directed by Squint & ORIGN8 Visuals, the video was shot in Mineo's hometown of Washington Heights, NY and features a custom-made skateboard made by SalemTown Board Co. SalemTown Board Co., designs handmade skateboards and to employ, train, and mentor urban youth in Nashville, TN. Mineo will auction off the board online in April...
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NewSong
Swallow the Ocean, the 18th career recording from GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, one of Christian music’s most influential bands, is slated to bow February 26. Produced by Seth Mosley (Newsboys, Peter Furler), Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Sanctus Real) and longtime NewSong collaborator Paul Mills (Bluetree; Phillips, Craig & Dean), the project features 11 selections showcasing the signature pop hooks, tight harmonies and strong evangelistic focus that have been the band's hallmark for three decades...
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Michael W. Smith
Music icon Michael W. Smith performed for a capacity crowd of 2,800 at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City this weekend. The concert, part of an extended New York City weekend fan experience, featured a guest choir comprising 300 members and fans from more than 30 states and six countries, who joined Smith on stage for songs including “Above All,” “Total Praise” and “Agnus Dei,” among others. The highlight of Smith’s 4-day, 3-night destination fan event (Jan. 24-27) was the Saturday evening show...
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*Wednesday, January 30, 2013*

Audio Adrenaline
Fair Trade Services (formerly INO Records) are no strangers to allowing fans to preorder an album and get to listen to it early. Formerly, projects from Sara Groves, Disciple and Phil Whickam were made available weeks before their street dates to anyone who preordered the album via the artist's website. The newly resurrected Audio Adrenaline is also new to the Fair Trade family, and those who want to preorder the band's new record (which features Kevin Max on lead vocals), Kings and Queens now through AudioA.com will get a chance to hear all ten brand new songs in a special private album streaming. Kings and Queens releases to music listeners everywhere on March 12th...
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Portland heavy music act Fallstar, signs to Facedown Records (Saving Grace, Gideon, Altar) and have released their first single "Shallow Believer" from forthcoming record (Backdraft - due out April 16th, 2013) featuring Memphis May Fire vocalist, Matty Mullins. The track was recorded by engineer Kris Crummett (Alesana, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping with Sirens) at Interlace Audio. To launch their first track, Fallstar are releasing and official lyric video which can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnUXWZ840SY&feature=youtu.be...
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*Tuesday, January 29, 2013*

Andrew Peterson
Two of Christian music's premiere singer/songwriters will launch their first tour together next month. Andrew Peterson and Jason Gray will start The StoryTellers Tour February 16th in Illinois and will conclude March 16th in Ohio. Both of them will bring their unique brand of humor, heartfelt lyrics and intimate performances that are sure to delight their many fans across eight states. Tickets are now on sale and may be...
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Group 1 Crew
Leading hip-hop/pop sensation Group 1 Crew's video for their No. 1 single, "His Kind of Love," debuts today on YouTube, iTunes and www.Group1Crew.com. This marks the duo's second career No. 1 single and fifth Top 5 hit. Group 1 Crew is scheduled to hit the road on March 3 when they join Audio Adrenaline on the "King's & Queen's Spring Tour." The video, shot this past November throughout Group 1 Crew...
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Big Daddy Weave
Dove Award-winning group Big Daddy Weave is set to depart on the second leg of their highly-successful "The Redeemed Tour" February 1 in Wausau, WI. The tour, featuring chart-topping artist Chris August and special guest Citizen Way, is scheduled to stop in over 38 cities from February through May. This launch comes on the heels of the band's hit No. 1 single, "Redeemed," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the NCA (National Christian Audience Chart) and nine weeks at No. 1 on the AC Monitored Chart. The video for the hit song has also proven to be a hit as it has amassed close to two million views on YouTube...
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Centricity Music's new breakout band, Unspoken, will join Sanctus Real on their upcoming spring tour that launches Valentine's Day in Alabama and concludes St. Patrick's Day in Nebraska. The first leg of the tour will also feature JJ Heller and Bread of Stone, with Unspoken also joining the second leg of the tour in the fall. Fans will be treated to high-powered performances and original compositions from Unspoken that are featured on the group's debut Centricity Music EP, Get To Me. Tickets for the tour are available at each venue and online at iTickets.com...
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Creative Soul, a Christian artist development and production company based in Franklin, Tennessee, is proud to announce an association with Word Entertainment - the pioneering faith-based record company whose artist roster heralds some of today's top Christian artists including Meredith Andrews, Point of Grace, Jason Castro and NEEDTOBREATHE. Effectively immediately, Creative Soul's artist development services will be monitored by the A&R team at Word Entertainment for a variety of possible opportunities...
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Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers is storming WinterJam dates. Today he is releasing his new EP, Show Me the Way, from Save the City Records. The new songs feature Group 1 Crew and vocal trendsetter Beckah Shae. The new radio single, title track "Show Me the Way," targets Hot AC with Mr. Talkbox's signature sound, a sound heard in TobyMac's Diverse City Band for several years...
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1211, a worship outreach birthed out of Gateway Community Church and part of Rev1211 Ministries, introduces Unplugged: The Baptism February 5. The live project was recorded during a baptism service held July 18, 2012 and features worship led by 1211, a collection of artists, songwriters and performers who all share a past of brokenness...
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*Monday, January 28, 2013*

Love and Death
Tooth & Nail recording artists, LOVE AND DEATH, have released a new music video for their single "The Abandoning". This track can be found on their just released record Between Here and Lost, available for purchase on iTunes now. A new band spearheaded by former Korn guitarist "Head" Welch, LOVE AND DEATH offer up the kind of guttural, alt-metal Welch helped pioneer, drawing upon the emotional journey that led him to...
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Purple Door Arts & Music Festival has joined the ranks of Ichthus and Cornerstone of popular festivals who have had to say goodbye due to low ticket sales and a poor economical climate. This morning, they made the sad announcement that Purple Door 2013 has been cancelled. Hopefully some day the festival will be able to be held again. Thanks for seventeen great years, Purple Door! Check out the announcement in the full report from PurpleDoor.com...
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With a growing legion of fans across the nation, new Curb pop/rock sibling trio OBB is garnering breakout success with their eponymous debut EP and visibility on the blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. The five-song OBB debuted at #23 on Billboard's HeatSeekers chart following its January 8 release, and is currently #19 on the chart. The project also debuted at #39 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and is now #33, marking one of the chart's biggest percentage gains of the week...
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*Saturday, January 26, 2013*

I Am Empire
To commemorate the 2-year anniversary of their Tooth & Nail Records debut, Kings, I Am Empire announced via their instagram yesterday (@i_am_empire) that they are giving away two previously unreleased tracks just for free. The two songs are acoustic versions of selections from Kings--"You're A Fake" and "Foxhole." Head on over to their special Soundcloud account to grab them now while they're available! https://soundcloud.com/iamempirefreedownload I Am Empire will be releasing their new sophomore album, titled...
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Gospel/R&B artist Nicole C. Mullen is planning to bring a family-friendly dance video to the masses. The singer/songwriter has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $7,500 to produce the video project, titled Let's Dance. Details on Nicole's purpose and vision for this project are detailed on the Kickstarter page and...
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*Friday, January 25, 2013*

Pax217
Although it's been almost three years since PAX217 announced getting back together, nothing has actually come together... until now. On February 18, 2013, PAX217 will perform a reunion show in Anaheim, California at the House of Blues. Joining them will be former Tooth & Nail Records rock band Number One Gun with their original members, performing songs from their album Celebrate Mistakes, among others. The Breax and Dominic Balli will also perform. VIP Upgrade includes Pre-Show Event with PAX217...
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Altars has released a new single, the title track from their upcoming 2013 full length, Something More. The band has plunged head-long into their new project, and their convictions are plain: "We grow up in a society that promotes conformity. An American culture that is paid to keep the majority of its inhabitants ignorant." Altars' mission statement has never been more clear than with the release of "Something More". The band states "There is Something More that lies...
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Up and coming contemporary Christian artist, Cindy Gibbs, is starting 2013 with an announcement about a brand new LP titled "Overtaken" that is due out later this year. The album will feature twelve brand new tracks that were produced by Tom Malkiewicz (Tye Tribett, Israel Houghton, Coffey Anderson). Cindy brings a dynamic worship experience, as she truly believes the Holy Spirit transforms lives in those moments. Whether it is a service, revival, conference...
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*Thursday, January 24, 2013*

Skillet
Talk about starting the year on a high note: two-time Grammy®-nominated rock band SKILLET were in the studio putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated new album when they received the great news that their most recent release, Awake (Atlantic/Ardent/INO), has just been certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the US. It's worth noting that Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve platinum certification in 2012, and were one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys) to strike platinum in 2012...
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For Today
Christian metalcore band For Today have premiered the first song, “Crown of Thorns,” off their forthcoming EP/DVD PrevailerListen HERE at Altpress.com. This Friday January 25th, For Today will also hit the road for their headline Fight The Silence Tour presented by Outburn Magazine and Peter Says Denim The tour features support from the bands Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body and Gideon(tour dates below). For Today’s 2012 album Immortal debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #15 with over 14,700 albums sold in its first week out...
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Martha Munizzi
Entertainment One announces the launch of eOne Worship, with new releases coming in 2013 from GRAMMY® Nominee and Dove and Stellar Award-Winner Martha Munizzi as well as newcomers BJ Putnam and Bryan Popin. "I am excited to partner with eOne Worship and be a part of the team with my friends and co-worship leaders," said Munizzi. "I'm looking forward to new music, collaborations with artists, and opportunities in 2013 with eOne Worship." eOne Worship is targeting the fall for a new release from Munizzi, who is spending the spring of 2013 launching her...
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*Wednesday, January 23, 2013*

Mark Schultz
Platinum-selling recording artist Mark Schultz is ready to hit the road this spring to headline the All Things Possible Tour, which will also feature special guest Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Aaron Shust and Dove-nominated artist Jonny Diaz. Presented by Compassion International, the 20-city tour kicks off March 15, in Clearwater, Florida, and will head to approximately 20 cities throughout the Eastern U.S. during the months of March, April and May...
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John Schlitt
4K Records has announced that "Love Won't Leave Me Alone" from The Greater Cause, the current CD from multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt, has been released to Christian radio today. The single, written by the CD's producer Dan Needham, along with Dove Award winner and 2008 BMI Songwriter of the Year Ed Cash...
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The Almost
THE ALMOST--the acclaimed rock group fronted by lead vocalist/guitarist AARON GILLESPIE--will return April 9 with their third album FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES for Tooth & Nail/EMI/Universal. The album's preview track is "Ghost," which echoes with unbridled blues intensity before converging on a divinely heavy refrain. Listen to the song here: http://smarturl.it/ghosttube. THE ALMOST are in the midst of a cross-country tour previewing the new songs for their rising...
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Planetshakers
A church, a movement and a gifted musical ministry, Planetshakers wrapped up their first U.S. conference in San Diego at The Rock Church on Saturday. In addition to those that filled the auditorium with praise in person at the church, another significant audience representing at least 52 countries on every contenant around the globe joined the Planethakers Limitless Conference via a special internet webcast. The free webcast/webinar was held live Friday night, Jan. 18, and seen worldwide on WorshipStream's platform with additional outlets like www.RevTV.com also webcasting the event...
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Chris Tomlin
GRAMMY® winner and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Tomlin is slated to appear before national and major-market audiences tomorrow, Jan. 24, with a visit to the hit cable morning news show Fox & Friends and via a satellite media tour. The satellite media tour, broadcast from Washington D.C., will be fed to numerous television affiliates in markets including Cleveland, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Charlotte, N.C. Also during his visit to the nation's capital, Tomlin will tape a guest appearance for Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio program broadcast on the American Family...
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DREAM is excited to announce that One Worship has soared to #6 on the Billboard Christian Album Charts this week with their debut release, One Worship Vol 2. Released on January 8th, Vol 2 was met with an overwhelming response from listeners. This amazing debut coincides with the release of their new lyric videos on YouTube...
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*Tuesday, January 22, 2013*

Remedy Drive
After 470,000 traveling miles, the boys in Remedy Drive are in need of a new engine for their tour bus. To make this happen, the guys are asking for fan support via a new Kickstarter campaign to help with the $20,000 cost of getting the bus repaired and back on the road. The Kickstarter perks offered are some pretty unique ones too, with the baseline (just $5) involving your name getting etched on the bus and the biggest perk being a show of your choosing wherever you'd like ($2,400). Perhaps most interestingly, however, is that, for just $20, you will receive a new acoustic recording of all the songs on their latest album, Resuscitate...
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Group 1 Crew
Blanca Reyes Callahan of hip-hop duo Group 1 Crew announced yesterday via social media that she and husband, Benjamin Callahan, are expecting. The baby is due to arrive in August. "So the rumors are true!" said Callahan. "Ben, my husband, and I are expecting a little baby in August!!! We are excited for this new journey that we are stepping into, but we know it's not going to be the easiest one. Thank you so much for your support and prayers. They are so appreciated! We will keep you guys all posted on the new updates...
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Solid State Records recording artists OH, SLEEPER have debuted a new music video for their single "Hush Yael". This track can be found on their album Children of Fire, their third album for Solid State. This record is a career-defining mission statement further establishing them in the heavy music pantheon, and isavailable for purchase on iTunes now. OH, SLEEPER stands armed and ready for domination. OH, SLEEPER has built a dedicated international fan base on tours with Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, Every Time I Die, Demon Hunter, Silverstein, Finch, and more. They are currently...
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Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson is making a huge impact at radio with their new single "Words" from their upcoming April 2 release Made. The single can currently be heard on more than 40 AC radio stations as well as 15 CHR stations. After only three weeks at radio, "Words" is already charting in the Top 20s on AC Monitored, Indicator, CHR and the National Christian Audience Charts. This week KLOVE is featuring Hawk Nelson and their music video for the impactful single. The video was produced by Bilby Films / Laura Bethea and directed by Joel Banta. "Words" was written by new frontman...
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BEC Recordings' male vocalist Adam Cappa has recently released his newest single to radio, "Washed Over Me." This week, Cappa is debuting his music video for the worshipful song at GodTube. The music video received more than 12k views after it premiered yesterday. Click here or above to watch the music video. The music video was directed and produced by Leif Skartland. Based on Ephesians 2, "Washed Over Me," provides a worshipful expression of reconciliation...
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*Monday, January 21, 2013*

Love and Death
Love & Death, the new band led by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, will release its debut album "Between Here & Lost" tomorrow January 22nd via Tooth & Nail Records. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot), and Jim Monti (Korn), the CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from songs about personal struggle and triumph ("Chemicals", "My Disaster", "Paralyzed") to emotionally charged anthems ("Fading Away" "Watching The Bottom Fall") to a riff heavy rendition of Devo's 1980 hit "Whip It". The album trailer can be viewed at this...
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Newsboys
Newsboys want to continue to spread the word that God is certainly not dead! To do just that, this award-winning and chart-topping band announces they will extend their popular "God's Not Dead Tour" to hit 30+ dates through this spring. The tour kicks off February 15 and runs through May 12. This extension of the God's Not Dead Tour will be held over two legs. Building 429 will appear with Newsboys on the first half, while the second half will feature Britt Nicole. All Things New and duo CAMPBELL will appear on all the spring dates. Newsboys will also continue their high-demand VIP Experience during the entire tour. This special tour package...
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Eyes On Me and Broken Heart Records are teaming up to press "My Best Idea" on vinyl. The vinyl will be limited to 300 copies. Fan will be able to help us accomplish this goal. We have start a campaign to raise money for the vinyl pressing. There are some amazing rewards, including preordering the vinyl release. http://groovebot.gottagrooverecords.com/campaign/detail/774 Eyes On Me are an Indie/Pop/Punk/Alt. band based out of Lynchburg VA. But all hail from the New York tristate area...
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Out of a basement in CT, the all-sibling band Scarlet Fade emerged. For 11 years and counting, Ali, Jordan, Jaimee and Jake have worked enthusiastically at crafting their skills of writing and performing. With powerful harmonies and an undeniable on-stage passion, the band has won the hearts of audiences up and down the East Coast and beyond. Influenced by bands such as Switchfoot, Flyleaf and Paramore, Scarlet Fade has become increasingly prolific in songwriting. The band showed great drive and determination early on by independently releasing 3 original projects. "The Faithful and The Bruised", their first full-length album, was released in 2008...
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*Friday, January 18, 2013*

Meredith Andrews
Word Worship's Meredith Andrews, hailed as one of the preeminent female vocalists, worship leaders and songwriters today, is out Tuesday, January 22, with her third studio album Worth It All. On Thursday, the passionate and powerful vocalist will share music from her new album in a special hour-long live streaming event direct from Chicago hosted by Worship Leader's Phil Sillas. The album's lead single, "Not for a Moment (After All)," has jumped to No. 13 at Christian AC Monitored and No. 15 at AC Indicator and continues to climb the charts...
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*Thursday, January 17, 2013*

Jeremy Camp
After his wife Melissa passed away just three and a half months after they were married, Jeremy Camp wasn't sure he wanted anything to do with music. He then heard the words, "Pick up your guitar. I have something for you to write." The words were very clear. Camp obeyed and reluctantly started playing his guitar. Ten minutes later, he had written "I Still Believe," which became a number one hit song. In 2011 he went on to pen and self-publish his first book, I Still Believe. Camp has teamed up with Tyndale House Publishers and has completely revised the book and expanded its content. I Still Believe will release next month, February 2013, and is an inspiring and encouraging read...
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The Almost
THE ALMOST are set to release their third album FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES for Tooth & Nail/EMI on April 16. The group--Aaron Gillespie (vocalist/lyrics/guitar/drums), Jay Vilardi (guitars) Dusty Redmon (guitars), Jon Thompson (bass) Joe Musten (drums)--has hit the road to preview the new songs and play for their increasing fan base around the country. For all dates announced so far and up-to-date information, visit: http://thealmost.com. On Saturday, January 19, THE ALMOST hit New York City for two shows. They'll appear at the Apple store in SoHo at 3:00pm for a moderated discussion...
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Maranatha! Music joined forces with Portland, Ore. based worship team BRIDGECITY to digitally release their self-titled debut CD on January 22, 2013. Taking inspiration from their home city for the name of the worship team, BRIDGECITY's passion is to write songs that would draw people into the presence of God. Sonically, the guitar/synth driven band is known for their passionate songwriting, intimate worship moments and uniquely diverse musical stylings. The tracks feature sweeping keys, analog synth patches and soaring guitars as well as more stripped back moments with just a Rhodes piano and acoustic guitar...
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iShineLIVE!, a unique faith-based concert tour designed specifically for kids under the age of 14 and their families, presents its high energy Feb/Mar tour. Officially launching February 15, 2013 in Nashville, TN, the show will run in cities nationwide, including major markets like Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, Tulsa and more. Similar to Disney®, iShine®, a division of Bema Media, LLC, is a kids' media group, but iShine is the only one that produces Christian content by Christian teens for children under the age of 14. Featuring a talented line up of teen artists, the tour includes in:ciite media recording artist/guest speaker Rachel Chan...
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Passion
The Passion 2013 conference drew its largest gathering yet, with over 60,000 college students from 56 countries and over 2,000 universities in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Passion Founder Louie Giglio challenged students to both live totally for Jesus and raise awareness of the 27 million people trapped in modern day slavery. Together they raised over $3.1 million to help end human trafficking. If you missed the conference or livestream this year, you can still catch up on the sessions and brand new music from sixstepsrecords artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, and more on the upcoming Passion album, set to release March 12th...
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Set to release his inspiring powerhouse debut album A Messenger on January 29, 2013, Idol Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon is already a chart-topping artist via the album's first two singles, "Never Gone" and "You Are," both of which were released this past fall. The album features 11 tracks that showcase the multi-talented singer/songwriter's trademark balance of vocal tenderness and intensity, his energetic piano playing and, above all, a sense of hope and inspiration...
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Three-time Dove Award winning songwriter Jennie Lee Riddle recently signed as a staff writer with Integrity Music, making Integrity her publisher for such popular worship and inspirational songs as WHEN THE STARS BURN DOWN, HOPE OF THE BROKEN WORLD, YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD, and ONE TRUE GOD. Riddle, whose songs have been recorded by artists such as Kari Jobe, NewSong, Selah, Phillips Craig & Dean, Newsboys and Jesus Culture, is perhaps best known for penning REVELATION SONG, currently ranked at...
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GMA
IMMERSE, the Gospel Music Association's Music Training Experience, is pleased to announce it's fifth annual event, May 26-29, 2013. In a unique partnership, IMMERSE will be held in its entirety at LifeWay Christian Resources corporate headquarters in downtown Nashville, TN. Registration opens today, January 17 at www.ExperienceIMMERSE.com. This partnership was created with the attendee in mind. LifeWay's 21-acre campus allows IMMERSE to be held entirely in one location, with more than one million square feet of space for concerts...
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*Wednesday, January 16, 2013*

Audio Adrenaline
After a seven-year hiatus, Audio Adrenaline is back and will kick off their 2013 "Kings & Queens Tour" on March 1. The tour will run in over 30 cities across the U.S. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. This is the first tour for the band since announcing their return in September 2012. Audio Adrenaline's Fair Trade Services debut Kings & Queens is slated to release March 12. The "Kings & Queens Tour" will feature Dove Award winning bands Group 1 Crew and Seventh Day Slumber, as well as Manic Drive...
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Manafest
Manafest released his new video for the track "Human" which is off his newest album, Fighter. This video touches upon personal experiences in his life and pushes to invoke emotions in every viewer. The edgy and modern feel sets it apart from other Christian Rap videos. The video follows Manafest as he lets out his frustrations, driving through slick city streets, and inspires viewers not to give up in their own situations...
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Capital Kings
Recently dubbed as the new face of electronic pop, Capital Kings (Cole Walowac, Jon White) proudly embraced the given moniker this week as their eponymous debut entered the Top 5 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The D.C. duo, who are signed to boutique record label Gotee Records, received a warm welcome for their album release last week with praises from fans and critics alike and Capital Kings peaking in the Top 40 on the overall iTunes® chart and No. 2 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel albums chart...
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Silverline
The guys in Silverline have been very busy in preparation for their new album, Lights Out which comes out on April 9th. Their third studio album is now finished and in the can as they say and we are pleased to announce that their first single, "Lights Out" will be available for all of you digitally on February 19th. The song will also be the band's debut radio single as well. If all this news isn't exciting enough, we are also happy to announce the song is now up as a featured track on on the DreamRecords.org playlist so take a listen. Share you thoughts with the band by going to their Facebook.com/SilverlineMusic...
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Live show experts THE CHARIOT have released a music video made entirely by friend Zach Andrews. The piece was filmed late last year at The Chain Reaction in Southern California during a performance of their track "Forget." Click HERE or the image above to view. THE CHARIOT will continue touring the planet in support of their most recent release...
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Wavorly
On the heels of their recently announced break-up, Wavorly has released a 22 song "lost album" called "Something Like Fiction;" a collection of unreleased songs that spans the entire career of the alternative rock band. Included are songs written prior to their signing in late 2006 to Flicker Records, songs written during the interim 4 year period between "Conquering the Fear of Flight" and "The EP," and the last few songs written by the band before the official disbanding in late 2012...
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Chris Tomlin
Accumulating the biggest first-week sales numbers of his history-making career, GRAMMY® winner and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Tomlin's latest album, Burning Lights, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. With more than 72,000 units sold, Burning Lights marks Tomlin's first trip to the top of the Billboard 200 and only the fourth time in history that a Christian music album has entered that chart at No. 1. The scans for Burning Lights, released via sixstepsrecords, reflect a 60 percent increase over first-week sales of Tomlin's last studio album...
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*Tuesday, January 15, 2013*

toby
Momentum continues to build in the new year for GRAMMY® Award winner TobyMac. The multi-platinum selling artist partners with music video website, VEVO to premiere his music video for "Eye On It" today, January 15, 2013. The premiere is expected to be TobyMac's largest video release to date and further extends buzz for his synonymously named album, which released to widespread critical acclaim last August. Joining Toby for a special video cameo in "Eye On It" is GRAMMY®-nominated pop starlet Britt Nicole, who was a featured guest vocalist on the track. To view TobyMac's edgy new music video on VEVO, click here...
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Mars Hill Music has entered a partnership with Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings to share the variety of worship bands coming from Mars Hill Church. Located in Seattle, WA, Mars Hill Church is home to 35 worship bands such as Citizens, Kings Kaleidoscope, Ghost Ship, and The Modern Post. On February 12, Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings will release the Mars Hill Worship Sampler, a compilation of worship songs as an introduction to bands featured at the church. Click here to see an intro video on Mars Hill Music. These bands have all reached top positions on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart with previous EP releases, including The Modern Post's Grace Alone EP...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Imagine intimate worship around the glow of embers and friendship. Imagine church as a shared celebration of our stories, struggles and lives. And imagine mission as the ignition of God's people as they huddle closely around "The Consuming Fire." With Campfire, a 12-track collection recorded live on a beach in Northern Ireland, Rend Collective Experiment dare us to re-imagine worship and community. Known for pushing artistic boundaries, the Campfire project sees Rend Collective in their creative element, using inventive and often surprising...
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Worth Dying For
This year's Northern California Ammunition Conference has been scheduled for February 7-9, 2013, at Capital Christian Center (9470 Micron Avenue) in Sacramento. Ammunition Conference is a traveling three-day event that combines the world's top speakers with incredible worship teams and breakout sessions to create an experience for the pastor, student and more. The ministry states, "Our goal is to empower generations to turn their voice into a weapon. No matter what age or demographic, Ammunition Conference will ignite a passion in your heart, revitalize your vision and help impart wisdom to change your current culture...
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Sanctus Real
On February 5th, Sparrow Records' award-winning band Sanctus Real will release Run, their much-anticipated sixth studio album. Produced by Chris Stevens (TobyMac), Jason Ingram (Brandon Heath), and Seth Mosley (Newsboys), Run is the follow-up to their 2010 GRAMMY® nominated Pieces of A Real Heart, which featured their career-breaking hit "Lead Me." Already the media has been touting the new project, as upcoming coverage is slated with CCM Magazine, CBA Retailers + Resources, FCA's Sharing the Victory and more...
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Carman
Anthems of a Champion, the first national release in six years from iconic Platinum-selling recording artist Carman, is set to bow January 22 from Sparrow Records. Highlighted by new recordings of his hits "The Champion," "Lazarus Come Forth," "Radical Suite (That's My King/Radically Saved)" and "I Feel Jesus," the compilation also includes such Carman classics as "Who's In The House," "A Witch's Invitation," "Mission 3:16" and "Addicted to Jesus," among other fan favorites. "When I see the songs on this album, to me, it represents all the lives that were changed when they were released," Carman says...
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Jason Castro
Singer-songwriter Jason Castro launches his debut Word Entertainment album, Only A Mountain, today. Produced by Matt Bronleewe, Ben Glover and David Garcia, the album features 11 tracks all written or co-written by Castro and includes the hit single, "Only A Mountain." In a recent interview with Billboard.com Castro explained, "I think a good portion of the album has been directly influenced or inspired by family life, and things that have gone on the past few years… I hope they inspire people in their own journeys.'" Castro, currently in the midst of a busy Winter Jam tour, hits New York City this week for a number of media visits to celebrate the album...
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*Monday, January 14, 2013*

Vota
Christian pop/rock band VOTA is partnering with Tiny Hands International to help stop the flow of human trafficking across the border of Nepal into India, by raising support for five border monitoring stations for the next five years. For a donation of any amount, campaign supporters are able to download VOTA's new release, Love Found Me, along with a second acoustic recording, No Plan B. All proceeds go directly to Tiny Hands International. The Love Found Me Campaign features a special video message from VOTA founding member and lead vocalist Bryan Olesen, which can be viewed at www.lovefoundme.org...
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Coming off of the success of its cross-country arena tour, Celebrate What Matters, Women of Faith® will extend its live event experience to local communities nationwide with the launch of its Up Close tour. On Saturday, February 16, Celebrate What Matters: Up Close will kick off in Colorado Springs, Colo. offering attendees the opportunity to encounter life-changing truths from some of top Christian authors, music artists and Bible teachers...
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Planetshakers
The Planetshakers movement that birthed Planetshakers City Church in 2004, the fastest growing church in Australian history, made its debut on FOX News Channel's "Huckabee" show this past Saturday. Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, interviewed founders and senior pastors of the church, Russell and Sam Evans, Jan. 12 in New York City. The show, which aired multiple times this past weekend, highlighted Planetshakers' first U.S. conference that begins this Thursday at The Rock Church in San Diego, CA...
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*Friday, January 11, 2013*

Mary Mary
Gospel and Urban music's incomparable sister duo, Mary Mary blasts off into 2013, with an ever-expanding list of awards, nominations, high-profile media appearances and growing families. Showing no signs of fatigue following recent births welcomed by Erica and Tina, their whirlwind careers continue to blaze forward. In 2012, Mary Mary released their chart-topping cd and single of the same name, Go Get It...
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*Thursday, January 10, 2013*

Brandon Heath
Pairing some of today's most popular and acclaimed recording artists, "The 3 in 1 Tour" will kickoff this spring with three very unique hitmakers collaborating to bring their celebrated sounds into one highly anticipated live experience. The national tour, which will unite Dove Award winners and GRAMMY®-nominated artists Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Dove and GRAMMY® winner Laura Story, embarks on a 23-city trek starting February 21 and wrapping April 14, 2013. International relief and development organization Food for the Hungry has partnered with "The 3 in 1 Tour" to bring...
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The highly successful nationwide REVOLVE TOUR will begin its 2013 season in Atlanta, Ga. on February 9th unveiling its this is Love tour. The 2013 live event for girls offers a mix of entertainment and inspiration designed to build self-esteem and help them face head-on some of life's most challenging issues such as body image, bullying and depression, among others. "We want to equip teen girls with the tools they need to face the world with self-assurance, grace, compassion, and the knowledge that they are loved just the way they are...
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toby
The internationally top-ranked Winter Jam Tour Spectacular launched its unprecedented 18th year with sellout performances last weekend, playing to more than 36,000 people in three nights. Kicking off January 4 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, the tour also saw capacity crowds at Charlotte, North Carolina's nearly 16,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena and Chattanooga, Tennessee's McKenzie Arena. Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular is headlined by GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum recording artist TobyMac...
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ProjectInspired.com, the definitive compass for guiding young women to reach their maximum potential, has launched the Project Inspired Book Club. This new venture seeks to further Project Inspired's vision as a strong voice and positive influence in the lives of teenage girls. It may be a surprise for some, but this demographic of teens - actively pursuing lives of purpose and faith - are hungry for quality materials to help guide their Christian walk. "We realized that there were so many amazing books being released that could be a great asset to our audience," explains Nicole Weider, creator of Project Inspired...
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Show Hope
Show Hope is pleased to share that on the evening of Tuesday, January 1st, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), legislation that included a permanent extension of the adoption tax credit. President Obama signed the bill into law Wednesday January 2nd. Since it was established in 1997, the adoption tax credit has helped thousands of American families offset the high cost of adoption or meet their adopted children's special needs. The credit was set to...
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The 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards announced additions to the show's lineup of Gospel music's finest performers that now includes: Amber Bullock, Anita Wilson, Byron Cage, Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Choir, Delores Washington, Donnie McClurkin, Dorothy Norwood, Dottie Peoples, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Jason Nelson, Kierra Clark Sheard, The Kurt Carr Singers, LeAndria Johnson, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Mary Mary, Maurette Brown Clark, Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, Tye Tribbett, and Y'Anna Crawley. In addition, presenters will include Andrae Crouch, Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones, Donald Lawrence, LeToya Luckett, Lexi, Michelle Williams, Rance Allen, Rockmond Dunbar, Shawn Thompson, VaShawn Mitchell, Wess Morgan, and William Murphy...
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*Wednesday, January 9, 2013*

Planetshakers
The Planetshakers movement that birthed Planetshakers City Church in 2004, the fastest growing church in Australian history, makes its debut on FOX News Channel's "Huckabee" show prior to its first U.S. conference to be held at The Rock Church in San Diego, CA Jan. 17-19. Show host and former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, will interview founders and senior pastors of the church, Russell and Sam Evans, Jan. 12 in New York City. As America's most popular weekend cable news TV show, "Huckabee" will air the interview this Saturday at 8 pm ET and on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8 and 11 pm ET...
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An exciting new radio show for artists and "kingdom creatives" of every type, called "In the Studio with Matt Tommey and Pattie Ann Hale: Conversations about Cultivating a Successful Creative Life" is hitting the airwaves. The show, which just debuted in December is heard Mondays at 12 noon EST on Asheville NC's 95.7 FM, WNGW The Choice, and is available to listeners nationally and internationally via the internet on Ustream. Listeners from around the world are encouraged to join these internationally recognized artists as they...
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*Tuesday, January 8, 2013*

Needtobreathe
Band Needtobreathe, which recorded its fourth album "The Reckoning" in Charleston, is partnering with Commonwealth Cares Foundation to host the Needtobreathe Classic, a golf tournament benefiting Palmetto Medical Initiative. The tournament is set for Tuesday, March 19 at the Ralston Creek and Beresford courses at the Daniel Island Club. This is the fifth year the Commonwealth Cares Foundation has hosted a charity golf tournament and the third year it will donate the proceeds to Palmetto Medical Initiative, a Charleston-based nonprofit committed to providing sustainable...
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Capital Kings
Critics and fans are dubbing Capital Kings (Cole Walowac, Jon White) as the new face of electronic pop with the release of the duo's acclaimed self-titled debut available today, January 8. Capital Kings has been developing over the last two years alongside TobyMac and signed to his boutique record label Gotee Records, which is also home of breakout artist Jamie Grace. To top off their exciting debut week, the duo's single, "You'll Never Be Alone" is currently available for a free download on iTunes®. The track is off Capital Kings and was produced by and co-written with Telemitry (Hot Chelle Rae, Jordin Sparks). "These guys have worked so hard the past couple years, it's been a crazy amazing ride to watch them come into their own...
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Silverline
DREAM Records announces a new artist to it's growing roster with Minneapolis, MN natives, Silverline. The group, will be releasing it's third studio album and first with DREAM entitled, "Lights Out" on April 23rd worldwide. The album was produced by producer, Ben Kasica (formerly of Skillet). The band will also be announcing new tour dates in support of the release with Acquire The Fire and various festivals as well too. General Manager of DREAM Records, Lance Brown, shares, "DREAM Records' is VERY excited about Silverline. We've been watching their career grow and when we had an opportunity...
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Michael W. Smith
Three interwoven stories, based on real characters and real events, make up ANGUS BUCHAN'S ORDINARY PEOPLE, debuting on DVD March 19th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films. The inspirational film features music by international Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith and stars Angus Buchan (Faith Like Potatoes), Anton Dekker (Hansie: A True Story) and Lucky Koza. The film follows the individual journeys of three ordinary men leading up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, an annual gathering of Christian men to worship and connect with God. At the conference, their lives are forever changed by God's message. The DVD includes the behind-the-scenes featurette "Making Angus Buchan's Ordinary People," in which filmmakers and cast discuss making the film, the storyline...
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Karyn Williams
Inpop Records will release Karyn Williams's album, Only You, to retail nationwide on January 8th. The project was distributed exclusively to Family Christian in August with an agreement that ran through December of last year. An added bonus to the project is a new song that is a duet with Michael Tait, Hey There, which is going for adds at radio January 11th. "I'm thrilled about the release of my debut project Only You and the retailers that are helping me get this music out nationwide!", exclaims Williams...
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When you imagine a thirty-four-year-old who is best friends with Masters champion Bubba Watson and skateboards with Justin Bieber, you might be surprised to hear that he's a pastor. But Judah Smith is defying the stereotypes of ministry with his unconventional outreach methods. Three years ago, under Judah's leadership, The City Church in Seattle launched a "Jesus Is ___" sermon series and marketing campaign to get Jesus on the mind of the city and to reveal who he is. The initiative spurred inter-faith and cross-faith dialogue by utilizing billboards...
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Chris Tomlin
As one of the most acclaimed worship leaders of our time, Chris Tomlin cements his luminary status with today's release of his newest studio set, Burning Lights, to an outpouring of acclaim from media including The New York Times, USA Today and Billboard. Singing Tomlin's praises, critics have applauded Burning Lights' "solid songwriting" and "stirring melodies," underscoring Tomlin's efforts of crafting songs for the church that cross cultures and generations. The album has claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Albums Chart and No. 2 position on the iTunes® Overall Albums Chart...
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*Monday, January 7, 2013*

Jason Dunn
Jason Dunn has announced that his debut solo album, Abandon Progress, will be released in May - Just in time for summer festival appearances and a fall tour. The album can be pre-ordered now at www.jasondunn.bigcartel.com. After nearly a decade with Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, frontman and founding member Jason Dunn departed the Grammy and Dove Award nominated group in May to pursue a solo career. "It's been quite an interesting couple of years for me," says Dunn. "I quit a band that was doing fairly well for themselves and I started all over again, working my way from the ground up...
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The highly anticipated sophomore album from critically acclaimed songwriter/artist/missionary Daniel Bashta, The Invisible, releases Feb. 5 from Integrity Music. The album follows Bashta's 2011 debut, The Sounds of Daniel Bashta, which sparked the worship anthem "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" that was also recorded by Newsboys, David Crowder Band and others, and continues to circle the globe in church services, on radio and in concert halls everywhere. Produced by Jonny MacIntosh and J.T. Daly (Paper Route), The Invisible is musically layered with Bashta's explosive, raw vocal interpretation...
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Award winning author and speaker Missy Buchanan has inspired readers nationwide with her books on finding purpose in old age. Embracing her calling as an older adult advocate, Buchanan, the best selling author of Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults, will release her newest project, Joy Boosters, in February 2013. Written much like a pocket guide, Joy Boosters is a practical volume filled with simple, creative ways to increase the joy in older adults' lives. The volume aims to help families, churches, and caregivers in meeting the needs of the aging...
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SCC
A diverse collection of award winning Christian artists and speakers will come together to share a message of "Hope & Healing" on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 6:00-10:00 PM at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. Christian artists TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Laura Story, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Building 429 have volunteered to lead the night in worship. Renowned authors and speakers Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, and Mary Beth Chapman will also make special appearances. The tribute concert is a free event and open to the public. Families and children are invited to share in a night of prayer and music to honor...
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toby
AMERICAN SINGER tobyMac has just been crowned 'king' of the Australian Christian music charts after scoring dual honors for Song Of the Year and Artist Of The Year for the first time. According to The Rock Across Australia - Australia's official national Christian music chart - tobyMac's Me Without You secured the most airplay of any Christian song on Australian Christian radio in the past year. Chart researcher Wes Jay says the song spent a total of 30 weeks in the survey, dominating the top spot for 13 consecutive weeks...
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*Thursday, January 3, 2013*

Spoken
eOne Music has announced the signing of rock act SPOKEN. Both parties are excited to announce the new studio album, "Illusion," which hits stores on February 12, 2013. Produced by Jasen Rausch (Red, Disciple) in Nashville, TN over the course of two years, the new album will be the band's seventh studio album. Bassist Ryan Pei comments on the experience. "The process was so long and spread out that...
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Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson, one of the most heralded singer/songwriters in the music industry, will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, January 18th at 7:00 pm. Peterson will share the stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium with Hunter Hayes, Diamond Rio, Joe Diffie, and the Del McCoury Band among others. Tickets are available online at www.opry.com. Peterson will perform song selections from his critically acclaimed project, Light for the Lost Boy, which was recently named one of the top 10 albums of 2012 by USA Today. The list also featured...
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*Wednesday, January 2, 2013*

Aaron Shust
Since its inception seven years ago Centricity Music has seen incredible growth every year, with 2012 bringing increased success from radio charts, videos and press for the label's talented roster of artists. "2012 was a banner year for Centricity Music!," says Caren Siedle, General Manager, Centricity Music. "We started the year with Aaron Shust's single My Hope Is In You holding on to the...
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Jesus Culture announces The Still Believe Tour featuring Kim Walker-Smith. The tour kicks off her album release in March 2013 with dates planned for the West Coast. Walker-Smith will share her heart and lead songs from her album "Still Believe," with special guest worship leader, Derek Johnson (featured on Jesus Culture Music's, "Emerging Voices") opening the night...
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