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June, 2014


*Monday, June 30, 2014*

Lindsay McCaul
Singer/songwriter, Lindsay McCaul, will release One More Step, her first project on Centricity Music, on August 19th. The collection of eleven new songs that were co-written by McCaul, solidifies her position as one of the premiere up-and-coming singer/songwriters. The album marks the first collaboration between McCaul and producers Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band) and Jeff Pardo (Matthew West, Jonny Diaz), who also lent his award-winning songwriting skills to the record...
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Holly Starr
Known for her powerful, personal music videos, Artist Garden Entertainment singer/songwriter Holly Starr recently debuted the official video for her latest single, "God Is." Directed and produced by Jonathan Ward for JonnyGrand Films and Media, the highly-anticipated video is already approaching 20,000 YouTube views...
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Tamela Mann
NAACP Image Award-winning, GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN received her first BET Award on Sunday for Best Gospel Artist, announced during the live show broadcast on BET. She was escorted to the stage by her husband David Mann to accept her award...
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About A Mile
Word Entertainment's About A Mile rocked Warner Music Nashville's second installment of Pickin' On The Patio 2014 last week. Word newcomers About A Mile, who are getting ready to release their self-titled debut album produced by Ian Eskelin and Howard Benson on July 15th, delivered an electrifying set for the packed crowd. Warner Bros. Records' promising new country singer, Michael Ray, also performed...
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*Sunday, June 29, 2014*

On "Insomnia Vacation", the 2nd single from the 17 year old KIDD's upcoming free EP, he talks about not being able to sleep due to being inundated with thoughts of dreams, failures, and success. The free EP, 'Hipsavvy: The Introduction' will be available on July 4th at http://noisetrade.com/kidd on Infiltrate Music...
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Being a "new artist" to the world and an "old artist" at heart brings a dynamic not traditionally expressed lyrically. On "Come With Me," Skrip is his most transparent yet with his heart toward the music industry, new platform and his 14+ years creating and writing music...
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*Friday, June 27, 2014*

20 year old Houston artist, HillaryJane is excited to make a positive impact on popular culture through her debut EP, Stix and Stones. The project is counter cultural, promoting subject matter that doesn't base happiness on acquiring material things, and encourages people to be confident in who they are. Chimneys is a song about not believing the lies that are pushed on you by society...
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*Thursday, June 26, 2014*

Flame
It's been nearly two decades since Murray Hill Theatre opened its doors in 1995. This non-profit nightclub on the westside of Jacksonville, FL has served teens and concert goers of all ages, offering a safe place for all to enjoy live entertainment without drugs, alcohol, second handsmoke and negative lyrics. Murray Hill Thetare is Jacksonville's longest running nightclub venue and is arguably the nation's premier Christian rock venue...
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Singer/Songwriter Erica Campbell has had an incredible career as one half of the multi-platinum selling duo, Mary Mary, but the My Block/e1 Recording Artist is making headlines left and right as a solo artist. Releasing her debut solo album in March 2014 which landed at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts & #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, Campbell's album has spent more than 12 weeks on the Billboard Gospel charts at #1; grabbed a Grammy nomination for her debut solo album...
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Fair Trade Services announces the signing of Veritas to their acclaimed roster. The contemporary classical vocal group comprised of Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence, will release their self-titled album on September 9, 2014...
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*Wednesday, June 25, 2014*

Jason Gray
The talented Jason Gray is rounding up his Centricity Music labelmates to join his upcoming headlining tour, With Every Act Of Love Tour. The tour will feature guest artists, Unspoken and Lindsay McCaul, while introducing the band Carrollton. Presented by World Vision, the tour will run September 26 -November 11 and is scheduled to visit 21 cities, with additional dates being announced soon. Tickets for the dates are available through iTickets.com. The tour is named after Gray's No. 1 hit single and is from his latest album, Love Will Have The Final Word that is available at all online and retail music outlets...
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"You Amaze Us," the latest single from Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah, made Christian radio history this week debuting at #1 on Billboard's Christian Soft AC chart. The title-cut from Selah's forthcoming studio recording, the single topped the chart for the week of June 23, a record-setting three days after its official release...
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Capitol Christian Music Group announces the signing of artist and songwriter Dan Bremnes. A native to British Columbia, Canada, Bremnes is writing and recording in Nashville, and the label is excited to have him join the CCMG roster...
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The Hands & Feet Project, caring for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti since 2004, is excited to announce Haiti Made, purposed to bring economic hope to a country that has been defined by extreme poverty, joblessness and entitlement. Born from the need to create jobs for young adults transitioning out of orphan care, Haiti Made has joined with the people of Haiti to create dignified opportunities that equip and empower them to take responsibility for their own lives and the future of their nation...
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Amid massive cultural shifts in book-buying and church attendance, the 2014 International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) met for four days and sent bookstore owners home with optimism and new tools for changing times...
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*Tuesday, June 24, 2014*

Colton Dixon
Capitol CMG Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist Colton Dixon has announced the August 19 release of his sophomore studio album. Revealing the cover artwork to his fans first on social media last week, Dixon also shared the title of this much-anticipated album, Anchor...
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Needtobreathe
The 2014 NEEDTOBREATHE Classic golf tournament raised $140,000 last month in Daniel Island, SC, almost double the profits from the 2013 event, meaning more money for Charleston area nonprofit Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) in its efforts to provide quality health care to people around the world. Commonwealth Cares Foundation partners with NEEDTOBREATHE to host the annual golf tournament and auction benefiting PMI. Last year's tournament raised about $80,000...
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for King & Country
RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., the highly-anticipated, sophomore album due September 16 from for KING & COUNTRY, is available today, June 24, for pre-order on iTunes. Fans who pre-order will receive two tracks instantly from the forthcoming album including hit, debut single "Fix My Eyes," as well as "It's Not Over Yet...
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Satellites & Sirens
Steve Rice, Vice President at Centricity Publishing, LLC/Centricity Songs BMI, announced today the signing of award-winning songwriter, David Myers. Myers joins an illustrious roster of songwriters at the company that include; Seth Mosley, Jason Gray, Unspoken, Jonathan Lee and others. Myers is an accomplished singer/songwriter, having started writing and performing music in his teens, and recently winning Puckett's Rising Star competition in Franklin...
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Casting Crowns
Greg Darley, leader of International Justice Mission's College Mobilization team, will release his first book WASTED PRAYER on July 8th via Thomas Nelson. Its message, while seemingly provocative, directs Christians to the heart and true purpose of prayer...
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Mouth Of The South have released the brand new song "Good Intentions" from their upcoming album "Struggle Well", due out August 5 on Facedown Records. The song is being premiered on the bands own website www.motsmetal.com and is a powerful display of what's to come on the 10 song album...
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Kari Jobe
Premier Productions celebrated a stellar Spring 2014 with three major worship tours - The Majestic Tour with Kari Jobe, Jesus Is Tour with Judah Smith and Jesus Culture's The Still Believe Tour with Kim Walker-Smith. With more than 70,000 tickets sold, capacity crowds brought a sellout status to several venues, including Toronto's Attwell Centre and Birmingham's Gardendale First Baptist Church for Kari Jobe, as well as San Antonio's Westover Hills Assembly of God and...
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Casting Crowns
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its judging panel for the 2014 competition which is now accepting entries. This year, ISC has expanded on the participation of music industry executives, offering the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by the highest level of decision-makers in the music business. Judges include Presidents and CEOs from Republic, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Elektra, Columbia, Virgin, Sony Music Latin, Mercury, Wind-Up, Tommy Boy, Alligator, S-Curve...
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Save the City Records signs rapper Craig "5ive" James, and releases his third studio album, entitled "Ain't Supposed to Be Here" featuring appearances from guest artists Chris Cobbins, Dre Murray, Benjah, Je’kob, SPEC, and V.Rose. The title of the album is poignant, as Craig is literally not supposed to be alive if it weren't for the saving power of Jesus Christ in his life...
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*Monday, June 23, 2014*

Gungor
On July 8, Grammy-nominated foursome Gungor, "one of music's most imaginative outfits" (iTunes Editorial), will scale new heights with two new offerings: a 20-song deluxe edition of 'I Am Mountain' and an eight-song stand-alone of live cuts, B-sides and remixes, both through its own label, Hither and Yon...
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Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey is scheduled to hit the studio with his band to stream songs from his new 11-track album HOPE IN FRONT OF ME. Danny joined forces with some of today's most honored songwriters and producers, including award-winning "Producer of the Year" Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli), multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Blake Shelton, Chris Mann, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Heather Headley)...
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Bread of Stone
With a new single titled, "Goodbye World", new videos and a busy summer festival touring season upon them, the guys in Bread Of Stone sat down with DREAM Records to talk about what the latest is with them. Bread of Stone formed by a simple calling from the Lord to start a music ministry. The original members, Ben and Bill Kristijanto never played instruments or sang before the Lord called them to start Bread of Stone...
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Dove Award-nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds will perform on TBN's (Trinity Broadcasting Network) Praise the Lord on Tuesday, June 24th at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST. Grammy-winning artist Pastor Donnie McClurkin hosts the episode, which will also feature Maia Campbell, Paige DeHart, Raymond Rivera, Tito Garcia, LaTavia Roberson and Audrey Dubois Harris...
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*Friday, June 20, 2014*

Pc3
Paul Colman Trio frontman (and former Newsboys guitarist) Paul Colman is back in the studio working on a new solo album, titled Recalculating. This time, Colman is asking for the fans' support, via IndieGogo, in making the album a reality. About Recalculating, Paul writes, "I have a great new collection of songs that I am really excited about and with your help, I hope to release them as a new album entitled Recalculating...
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Danny Gokey
BMG recording artist Danny Gokey embarks on his HOPE IN FRONT OF ME promotional tour in support of his June 23 album release with national television appearances, radio visits, and live performances. Danny launched his new album during an intimate showcase at BMG in New York City followed by visits at Sirius XM and appearances with Fox Entertainment News and Good Day New York...
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WITH INCREASE have announced the dates and venues for their July tour throughout the midwest and west coast alongside label mates, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS. With Increase will be touring in support of their recent release, "Death Is Inevitable" which came out on February 25, 2014 via Blood & Ink Records...
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With a voice described by Billboard magazine as one that "exudes raw, soulful charisma", Detroit born singer Veronica Brown released her debut UK single on April 15th, which will also be available to download worldwide. Describing herself as a non-denominational Christian, 'I Don't Wanna Be A Sinner' is a great example of how she focuses...
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*Thursday, June 19, 2014*

Integrity Music announces the signing of Belfast, Northern Ireland's Bluetree and the forthcoming international release of the band's new album, Worship & Justice. Led by founder Aaron Boyd, Bluetree is an organic band, drawing from members of local Belfast churches and from friends in local church communities around the world. They are perhaps best known for their passionate pursuit...
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Noise maestros '68 have released not one, but two videos for their newest single "Track Two." Both videos need to be played simultaneously to get the full experience, vocalist Josh Scogin explains: "The hope is that someone will have one computer and invite a friend over that has another computer, they will spend several minutes struggling and laughing at trying to sync up the 2 videos perfectly...
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Paul Baloche
Picking up where they left off with their label debut, 2012's Heartbeat, Bellarive continues to cast a wide vision for what worship can be with its follow-up Before There Was (Capitol Christian Music Group). Releasing July 22, Before There Was is an album touted as congregational and yet creative, a compilation of songs written for anyone hoping to make sense out of life and what God is doing in the midst of it...
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Skillet
GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet will join multi-platinum artists Godsmack and Seether along with Buckcherry for the fifth Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, which kicks off August 15. Previously hailed by Examiner.com as "the best tour of the year," the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival...
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Prodigy, legacy, heir to a musical family, Tim Bowman Jr., announces label deal with the legendary producer Rodney Jerkins as first gospel artist signed to new venture Lifestyle / Evolve Music Group...
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Multi-Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated The Nelons, one of Gospel music's best-loved and most enduring families, return with Hymns: The A Cappella Sessions, releasing June 24 on the Daywind Records label. Produced and arranged by Lari Goss, with four selections produced and arranged by Goss and Jason Clark, Hymns reimagines timeless songs of the Church...
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*Wednesday, June 18, 2014*

Relient K
Gotee Records was founded two decades ago by multi-Grammy® award winner and 11 million albums-sold artist TobyMac, along with producers Joey Elwood and Todd Collins. Gotee is celebrating their milestone anniversary with the release of special compilation album, titled Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New, that is available this week at all digital outlets like iTunes and Amazon and as a limited edition physical CD at www.gotee.com/store. Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New features new recordings from the label's current roster along with Gotee alumni performing each other's songs. Jamie Grace performs Relient K's "Getting Into You", Out of Eden reunites to perform House of Heroes' "Constant", and Capital Kings takes on Grits' "Ooh Ahh" with some help from John Reuben to name just a few...
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DREAM Worship artist and worship leader at Lakewood Church, Cindy Cruse Ratcliff is having continued success with her latest single 'God Alone' from her April release, Heaven Raining Down. Heaven Raining Down is a new, fresh, explosive full length CD recorded at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and produced by David Hanley (Press Play). It features 10 songs not only written by Cindy but also by Ben Fielding (Hillsong), Joth Hunt (Planetshakers), David Hanley (Press Play) and Jonathan Thulin. Heaven Raining Down is a unique mix of pop and worship that creates an album expressing that this is the season of "Heaven Raining Down...
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Seeing The Voice Of God: What God Is Telling You Through Dreams & Visions, the new book from author and speaker Laura Harris Smith, has made a big impact on several major sales charts in the past week, including Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com and Christianbook.com. On Amazon, the book hit No. 1 in the U.S. and the U.K. ahead of some of today's most popular authors, including Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes and Joyce Meyer...
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*Tuesday, June 17, 2014*

Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with numerous singles landing on Top 40 charts, and now she is bringing new life to some of her biggest hits with her first career remix album In Motion: The Remixes, set to release on August 19. The album will feature a collection of Amy's biggest songs, remixed by well known remix engineers and DJs...
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More than 385 fans helped Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Carolyn Arends exceed the original Kickstarter goal by 260 percent to fund the production of Arends' 11th album, a Christmas CD titled Christmas: Story of Stories. The Kickstarter campaign ended June 13 with a total of $28,691 raised...
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From stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to 17 Grammy's among them, BeBe, Marvin & Carvin Winans (3 Winans Brothers), have always been innovative in their music, their business savvy, their incredible groundbreaking shows, and more. The brothers have come together for the first time to create their supergroup, 3 Winans Brothers, and have just wrapped shooting their brand new music video, for their hot single (produced by Daniel Weatherspoon & Remixed by Warryn Campbell)...
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Reflection Music Group has unveiled the first single from B. Cooper's new album, While The City Sleeps (July 18), featuring Foure and production work by SykSense & Dirty Rice. Check out the song embedded via Soundcloud below...
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*Monday, June 16, 2014*

Jamie Grace
GRAMMY®-nominee Jamie Grace is celebrating a number of achievements so far this year, furthering her status as one of the most successful young artists in the industry. Just last week, Jamie Grace's No. 1 single "Hold Me (feat. TobyMac)" celebrated 500,000 singles downloaded, earning an RIAA Digital Gold certification. At the age of only 22, the achievement launches Jamie into a league of only four female Christian artists to have sold more than half a million singles...
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Infiltrate Music's artist, KIDD, will be releasing a free EP entitled 'Hipsavvy: The Introduction' on July 4th 2014. Check out the promo video below where KIDD shares the creation process for one of the new songs...
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FOREVER YOURS, the long awaited project from Smokie Norful is set for release on August 5, 2014. This is Norful's first full length all-new album in five years and will reinforce his position as one of Gospel music's top vocalists...
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Soul2Soul, one of Christian music's leading weekly broadcasts, celebrates its 1000th show this weekend. Airing on more than 750 stations in the US and 41 countries around the globe, the special edition of Soul2Soul will feature exclusive interviews with MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli, and Michael W. Smith...
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*Friday, June 13, 2014*

Manafest
Four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest is set to release his seventh label album, The Moment, with BEC Recordings on August 5. This album follows his highly popular and best-selling 2012 album Fighter. An artist and author, Manafest continues to evolve while not abandoning his rap-rock roots. The Moment features 12 new songs, including the track "Diamonds" with Thousand Foot Krutch's Trevor McNevan. The new radio single, "Edge of My Life" will be going for Hot AC/CHR adds on July 4. The album was produced by Thousand Foot Krutch's Joel Bruyere (10 tracks), Adam Messinger ("Edge of My Life") and Joshua O'Haire ("Light")...
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Anthony Evans
Singer-songwriter Anthony Evans unveils his new Gospel single and music video for the track, "Never Fail," from his chart-topping recent album release, Real Life/Real Worship. "Never Fail" is a celebration of God's unwavering promise to stand by His people...
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20 year old Houston artist, HillaryJane is excited to make a positive impact on popular culture through her debut EP, Stix and Stones. The project is counter cultural, promoting subject matter that doesn't base happiness on acquiring material things, and encourages people to be confident in who they are...
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Pastor Harry Thomas, Jr., co-founder of Come Alive International, the founding organization of Creation, has announced a new partnership with GND Music, LLC, under the leadership of Troy Duhon, Executive Producer of the popular film, God's Not Dead. The joint venture aims to bring interactive elements to the industry's largest Christian music festivals...
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*Thursday, June 12, 2014*

The Kickstarter campaign for Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Carolyn Arends to produce her 11th album, a Christmas CD titled Christmas: Story of Stories, ends tomorrow. The Canadian recording artist has partnered with her fans through the innovative crowd-funding program to raise more than $25,000 so far. Contributors met the initial $11,000 goal in one day when the Kickstarter campaign launched in May...
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Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman's 'No Plan B' album landed in the top of multiple sales charts this week. 'No Plan B' is currently No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary sales chart, No. 2 on the Christian/Gospel Digital sales chart, and No. 3 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian sales chart as reported by SoundScan...
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Ohio's rising post-hardcore band Wolves At The Gate has premiered a powerful new video for their song "Relief" today at RevolverMag.com. (Watch it now at JFH HERE) The track is featured on their sophomore album, VxV, which was released on Tuesday by Solid State Records. Fans can pick up the record now from iTunes, Amazon or the Solid State Store...
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Show Hope
In early 2015, Show Hope will be opening their fifth Special Care Center in China. Located in Nanyang, this new care center will provide highly specialized medical care for orphans in the area, with the capacity to provide medical care to 72 children at one time...
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In support of the many talented, undiscovered, and independent Christian artists everywhere, the Cantinas Foundation in association with Dream Label Group, has begun its nationwide search for that special song that deserves to be heard by the masses, via the Cantinas Christian Song Search. To enter, eligible contestants must be 18 years of age or older and are required to submit a video recording of an original song to cantinasmusic.com before July 1...
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Gideon will soon be heading to The Machine Shop in New Jersey to record their third studio album for Facedown Records. The follow-up to 2012's successful "Milestone" will be produced by world-renowned sound engineer Will Putney (Stray From the Path, For Today, The Acacia Strain). Follow Gideon on Instagram (@Gideonal), Facebook, and Twitter...
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Daywind Music Group is excited to announce the re-launch of Vital Records. Introducing Vital Worship: Songs for the Living King. This debut release includes songs written and recorded by worship leaders from churches spanning seven states...
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Bread of Stone
Indie Pop Rock band, Bread Of Stone have been busy touring and performing their new single, "Goodbye World" during the summer festival season. The guys took time out to create an acoustic version of the video which is off the deluxe edition of their album, The Real Life. Bread of Stone shows intuitive creativity and introduces their brand new drummer...
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Rebecca Crews, known for her hit reality show on BET, "The Family Crews," alongside her actor/comedian husband Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?, Blended, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), will release her debut single "Can I Stay" this summer...
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*Wednesday, June 11, 2014*

Lincoln Brewster
Integrity Music announces the re-signing of trailblazing worship leader Lincoln Brewster, building on a 15-year relationship with the California-based musician who helped put a rock spin on modern worship while introducing the genre to contemporary Christian radio. "I am honored to announce that after 15 years, Integrity Music will continue to serve as the music partner for Lincoln Brewster and his ministry going forward...
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Jesus Culture Music, known as one of the most influential youth and young adult movements around the world, released its critically acclaimed Jesus Culture Unstoppable Love internationally at digital and physical retailers everywhere June 3 through Fuel Music. The album immediately launched to No. 1 and spent all week on top of the iTunes® "Christian/Gospel" chart while climbing all the way to No. 2 on the iTunes overall "Top Albums" chart. The album also lands this week at No.25 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1...
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Israel Houghton
Integrity Music announces today the upcoming global release of the highly-anticipated worship album, Kingdom, from Covenant Worship, the dynamic music ministry of Dallas, TX-based Covenant Church. Set to release July 1, this will be Covenant Church's second recording released internationally in partnership with Integrity Music...
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Skillet
Premier Festivals has contracted to install two giant modular LED screens that will sandwich the stages during the festivals. These are the kinds of screens audiences have become accustomed to seeing at huge arenas and sporting events, attracting hundreds of thousands of people...
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First-time author, Zann Renn, steps into the published world of adult fiction with her new book, Away From. The story centers on two American families who decide to flee their homeland in the wake of new laws that limit their religious freedoms. The futuristic page-turner is already garnering strong reader reviews online, "The proven literary device of 'the journey' serves this narrative well," and "Hold on to your hats - 'Away From...
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Go2 (Lerish and Vizun, aka. Rick and Dale) combine hip-hop with Christian praise and worship to create a powerful musical outfit. Go2 caught the attention of the rights campaigner and political leader Jesse Jackson, and shortly thereafter they were requested to come and perform in Chicago at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters run by Jackson and in support of civil rights and social justice. They have been building a large support base since then: they were nominated for Best Holy Hip Hop Artist at 2009 Gospel Choice Awards...
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*Tuesday, June 10, 2014*

Mae
Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their fan-adored album The Everglow with a series of tour dates in early 2015. The Everglow, originally released in 2005, is the band's highest selling album to date and resulted in seminal Mae songs such as "Suspension," "Someone Else's Arms," and "Anything." On each of the following listed dates, the band plans to play the album in it's entirety...
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High Flight Society frontman and current Disciple bassist Jason Wilkes is working on a new side project under the band name Wilkes and the trio has just released a new Kickstarter campaign to fund an upcoming EP. Below is the band's announcement: "High Flight Society had a great 12 year run but after a few big hardships and the sudden death of our drummer Scotty in May of 2012, we decided to come off the road. I terribly miss making music and touring as High...
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"God Is," the latest single from acclaimed Artist Garden Entertainment singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is available at digital retail today, including iTunes and Amazon MP3. Celebrating Christ's attributes and the Hope found only in Him, the song was penned by Phillip LaRue and GRAMMY® Award-winner Christopher Stevens, and was produced by Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace) and Chuck Butler (Mandisa, Royal Tailor). Top Christian radio outlets around the country...
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Elevate Life Church (ELC) today announced the release of their first live worship album 'More.' The creative and worship teams have composed a collection of twelve original songs, all written and produced by members of the ELC worship team...
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Michael W. Smith
Rocketown was honored at the Fourth Annual Business with a Purpose Awards Luncheon and Integrity Forum on Wednesday, June 4 at Lipscomb University. The event was presented by the Lipscomb University College of Business Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity in partnership with the Center for Public Trust. Founded by acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, Michael W. Smith, Rocketown was awarded in the not-for-profit organization category...
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One of Christian Music's leading artist management companies, Proper Management, is expanding their company services by launching a new marketing division. Industry veteran, Bryan Ward has been hired by Proper Management to lead this initiative...
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Melvin Breeden, the CEO of Radar Live-well known for his production credits including Eminem, Dr. Dre, Pretty Ricky, M.C. Breed, Buju Banton and Gucci Mane- has now secured distribution and marketing through Syntax Creative for the label...
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*Monday, June 9, 2014*

Anberlin
Some of you may have already heard last week that Anberlin's final studio album, Lowborn, has been pushed back from its original June 23rd release to July 22. About the change, the band wrote today: "Hey guys, as we're sure some of you have heard, due to some not so fun circumstances having to do with this industry, our final album Lowborn has been delayed until July 22nd. Completely out of our control...
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For the last 26 years, Hillsong Church has a long legacy of producing and releasing live worship projects. The church has recently announced that this year's release will be under the name Hillsong Worship, previously referred to as Hillsong Live, as they continue to resource the local church with the music and songs that are rising up out of their worldwide congregations. Hillsong Worship will release No Other Name on July 1 coinciding with their annual Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia...
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Chanel Haynes gears up for her solo debut with the album 'Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel,' available now for pre-order on iTunes. The album features Chanel's new single impacting Gospel radio now, "Repay," penned and produced by long-time friend and Maroon5 band member PJ Morton. 'Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel' is available everywhere on June 17...
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Bestselling author, popular speaker and musician Kelly Minter releases Wherever The River Runs: How A Forgotten People Renewed My Hope In The Gospel, August 1 from David C. Cook. The book is real life adventure of one woman's journey from Nashville's stages to the Amazon jungle where machete wielding mothers, heroic jungle pastors, faith-filled children and miracles too little experienced in the Northern Hemisphere transformed her faith. Minter's unfettered narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth and reminds us that no matter where the river runs and how deep or far it flows, it will never reach a place where the gospel is not enough...
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*Friday, June 6, 2014*

Kari Jobe
Catch Kari Jobe this weekend on Fox News' HUCKABEE. This Saturday, June 7th, Grammy-nominated artist Kari Jobe will perform a new song from her recently released album Majestic on Huckabee. Tune-in at 8 pm ET on Saturday or catch the re-airing of her performance Sunday at 8 pm ET and 11 pm ET on Fox News...
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*Thursday, June 5, 2014*

War Of Ages
"Supreme Chaos" is the sixth studio album for War of Ages and this newest album is their most potent yet. On "Supreme Chaos" the band steps into deconstruction territory, approaching the recording process with a structured plan of "writing metal songs, ripping them apart, and adding powerful new elements." Recorded with Josh Barber at Covenant Studios (Norma Jean, EISM) and mixed by Will Putney (Impending Doom, For Today), it would seem that "Supreme Chaos" got the royal treatment from some of the finest sound engineers in the business...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™ was recognized yesterday by the Fourth Annual Business with Purpose Awards Luncheon and Integrity Forum. These awards are presented each year to companies and their leaders distinguishing themselves as having created cultures committed to high integrity and community service, to encouraging their employees to achieve a higher social mission, and to achieving the highest level of profitability and financial success. Show Hope was awarded the Business with Purpose Awards in the Not For Profit Organization category...
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Tamela Mann
You've met the Browns, now meet the Manns. GRAMMY®-Award Nominated, NAACP Image Award-Winning Vocalist TAMELA MANN and NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor DAVID MANN partner with BET Networks on their new show, "Meet The Manns." The upcoming reality show is set to air on BET in 2015. Currently in production, "Meet The Manns" follows the lives of the Texas-based power couple and their family as they juggle their successful entertainment careers, marriage and adventures with the family...
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Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, HOUSEHOLD has unleashed a raw yet mature blend of modern, melodic hardcore. Just barely out of high school, these five have already learned what it means to work hard and make a name for themselves in the Minneapolis scene. With no concern for the status quo, their take on punk/hardcore is passionate, intense and simply refreshing. Comparisons to the likes of Killing the Dream, Shai Hulud and Sinking Ships seem fitting yet HOUSEHOLD provide enough of their own take on the sound to create their own brand of melodic hardcore...
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*Wednesday, June 4, 2014*

Audio Adrenaline
After nearly two years and over 150 shows, Audio Adrenaline has announced that Kevin Max is stepping down as lead singer of the band. Josh Engler, formerly of the band Abandon, will replace Max as the group's new lead vocalist. Kevin Max spent the last two years utilizing his unique vocal and writing talents along with bass player Will McGinniss, drummer Jared Byers, and guitarist Dwayne Larring, who joined the group in August of 2013...
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Kevin Max
An open letter from Kevin Max: "In the early 1990's I had the privilege of meeting the members of a band from Kentucky Christian College called A180. Before long they changed their name to Audio Adrenaline, signed to Forefront Records and began to tour and make music from their new home base of Nashville, Tenn. I remember those days fondly as I sang on one of their first breakout albums called 'Don't Censor Me' and appeared in their video 'AKA Public Schools.' We toured together on the Jesus Freak and Bloom records, which became one of the largest grossing tours of both our careers. To say we have made memories together would be an understatement...
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Crowder
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG artist Crowder is celebrating a Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 with his solo album debut, Neon Steeple, hitting No. 9. The album released last week to critical acclaim, with outlets praising his innovative sound and new musical direction. Featuring 14 tracks and 3 bonus tracks, Neon Steeple includes a moving duet with music icon Emmylou Harris on "My Sweet Lord." Crowder's lead single "I AM" holds strong in the Top 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart this week, reaching over 11 million fans at radio...
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Tedashii
Below Paradise, the latest project from hip-hop artist Tedashii, has debuted at No. 17 on the Top 200 Billboard Album chart and sold more than 13,800 units since it released just one week ago. The album has also taken the No. 1 spot on the Gospel chart while also grabbing the No. 2 positions on the Rap, Independent and Christian charts. This is the highest debut for Tedashii since his first album dropped in 2006...
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Watershed Music Co. is honored to announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal for the entire catalog of E37 Music (BMI), a privately owned music publishing company founded by Virginia-based worship leader, Calie Garrett...
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In anticipation of B. Cooper's album "While The City Sleeps", Reflection Music Group is proud to release some behind-the-scenes video. True Art is born out of Passion. Honest Passion. That's they way it should be. Secondarily it can be a source of income, prestige, and even adventure, but first it should be passion...
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Indie rock act Fever Fever just announced the August 5th release of its full length label debut on Slospeak Records. The album features Fever Fever's cinematic trademark sound, while infusing pop, anthems and powerful, driving melodies...
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*Tuesday, June 3, 2014*

TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH announces its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, which is set to release independently worldwide Aug. 26 on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. With the album being produced now by TFK frontman Trevor McNevan and longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle (One Republic, Anberlin, Pedro the Lion, The Almost), TFK is once again engaging the "TFK Army," fans of the band that they prefer to call their "friends and family," for a goal-driven PledgeMusic campaign...
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Unspoken
Centricity Music's modern pop band, Unspoken, has reached another milestone in their stellar career. Their latest single, "Start A Fire," climbed to the Top 20 on every Billboard Christian radio chart; NCA, AC Monitor, AC Indicator, CHR and Soft AC. At the same time, their self-titled full-length album has also reached the Top 20 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Christian Album chart. Unspoken reached Top 20 in its second week of release and has stayed in the top 30 since then...
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Jamie Grace
Pepsi was among the biggest winners Sunday night at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards, held inside Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry theater. As exclusive sponsor of this year's program, Pepsi received top positioning, including its very own awards category, and revealed artists selected for the 2014 Pepsi MidAmerica Artist Can Series at a pre-awards event...
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Family Force 5
Momentum continues to build for Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 in advance of the Aug. 5, 2014 release of its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, from Word Entertainment. The highly anticipated, 15-song recording is being featured now at iTunes in a pre-order campaign that includes two Instant Grat Track downloads from the album, "Let It Be Love" and "BZRK...
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North Point Music, a ministry of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga., hosts its first national songwriting competition, "Sing It Sunday." The winning song will be performed at Catalyst Atlanta 2014 this fall in front of 13,000 church leaders and be featured on www.SingItSunday.org...
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CentricWorship and Centricity Publishing, LLC announce today the signing of an exclusive CentricWorship songwriting and artist deal with worship leader and Dove-nominated songwriter, Jonathan Lee. Formerly with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Jonathan Lee's songs have been cut by the Newsboys, For King And Country, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Selah, Melinda Doolittle and Mikeschair. Lee is also the writer of "When The Stars Burn Down," a Dove nominated Worship Song of the Year, and top CCLI church favorite...
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One of the leaders in Christian publishing, Thomas Nelson, is teaming with two high-profile television personalities who are known for their faith, Phil and Al Robertson. Together they are releasing The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible on October 28, 2014, and the project will focus on the Robertson's five core values: Faith, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, and Freedom. The Bible will be released in the New King James Version and will include 30 life-changing testimonials along with 125 Set Your Sights features from Phil and Al, who serve as Executive Editors on the project. The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible will be available at all online and retail outlets...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce the availability of the new album from Archers Rise "Jupiter Bound", featuring Tom Cox, former guitarist of the best-selling band Falling Up. The band is also hosting an album release party at their hometown in Corvallis, Oregon at the Benton County Fairgrounds on June 5th at 6:30pm. Archers Rise "Jupiter Bound" is currently featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy" and is available on other digital download outlets (iTunes), and via a special edition CD only available at Archers Rise shows and the Save the City Records eStore...
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*Monday, June 2, 2014*

Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED's "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" was named Worship Song of the Year at last evening's 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. This is Hillsong UNITED's first K-LOVE Fan Award. UNITED also closed the show with the chart-topping song, which is their highest charting and selling single to date. "We are just church kids from Australia who love the church and believe in the church," shares Joel Houston of Hillsong UNITED. "And as songwriters we like to set sail and believe God to breathe on a song, and God breathed on 'Oceans' more than we could ever have asked or imagined...
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Demon Hunter
Ryan Clark, frontman for the Grammy-nominated, Demon Hunter, will join Eyal Levi, acclaimed producer at the world-famous Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel), and special guests Todd Jones (Nails) and John Browne (Monuments) for the upcoming CreativeLive class, "Mastering Metal Songwriting," on June 17 and 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT). In this two-day course, Levi, along with Clark, Jones and Browne, will explore what it takes to craft great songs, from basic song structure and riff-writing, to writing melodies, leads and vocals, and then fine-tuning the arrangement to take your song from good to great...
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Clay Crosse
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter, worship leader and author Clay Crosse recently appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) Praise The Lord, with host Kirk Cameron, to discuss his contribution to a new book, 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope, Volume 1, and perform music from his current CD, reDedication...
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*Sunday, June 1, 2014*

K-Love
Winners were announced at Sunday evening's 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry, hosted by Dancing With the Stars® finalist Candace Cameron Bure and Award winning artist Matthew West. Broadcast live on the K-LOVE radio network, the fan-voted show "celebrated and promoted artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ...
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TFK
Canadian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch is back at it working on a new independent album, the follow-up to their successful 2012 release The End Is Where We Begin. The new album, titled OXYGEN:INHALE is projected for release this August, and the band has turned to fan-funding platform PledgeMusic to fund this new record...
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