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June, 2015
*Tuesday, June 30, 2015*


Show Hope Show Hope Holds Special Care Center's Reunion

Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans' home in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>
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BEC's Ghost Ship To Release New Full-Length Album "Costly" August 28

BEC Recordings' is excited to announce the highly anticipated new full-length album from Ghost Ship titled Costly, which releases August 28. This will be the band's first release since their label debut album in 2013, The Good King... << Full Report >>
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Hardcore Band See The Rise Release New Album

Up-and-coming Hardcore band See The Rise releases its new full-length album, Exposures, today. The album is available through major digital retail outlets including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and more, as well as physically through online retailers like BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, FYE.com, Big Cartel and others... << Full Report >>
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Brian Courtney Wilson's "Worth Fighting For" No.1 Mediabase Gospel Chart

Brian Courtney Wilson's current single, "Worth Fighting For," boasts the #1 listening audience in the country this week along with holding the #1 chart position on the Mediabase Gospel chart. The powerful song is relevant and passionate and continues to connect with audiences inside and outside of the church. To that end, Brian is continuing to push his... << Full Report >>
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Holly Spears Releases Music Video for "Who Said" from Upcoming Faith-Based Film, "Nail 32"

Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans' home in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 29, 2015*


Jon Foreman Jon Foreman Readies Release of "The Wonderlands: Shadows" July 17

"Your Love is Enough," the first single from Jon Foreman's forthcoming EP, The Wonderlands: Shadows, premieres today on Spotify. Produced by Foreman and Seth Mosley, the glistening track celebrates the wonder of unconditional love - one that is steadfast even in the face of our missteps. "Your Love is Enough" can be streamed HERE and Jon's "Shadows" playlist can be found HERE. The Wonderlands: Shadows also features tracks produced by Grouplove's Andrew Wessen, Charlie Peacock, Ryan O'Neal from Sleeping At Last... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West Announces Fall Dates For Live Forever Tour

Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West prepares for the second leg of his successful Live Forever Tour with Francesca Battistelli and special guest Mr. Talkbox formerly of TobyMac's Diverse City Band. Compassion International presents this 40-city tour that will begin on September 24 in Eau Claire, WI (tour dates listed below). This special tour will be memorable for the concert attendee, as both West and Battistelli have recently topped the charts with their latest projects and songs. West’s new album Live Forever achieved him his first No. 1 debut on the Nielsen Soundscan Christian & Albums chart, and Battistelli is currently holding the No. 1 position on Christian AC radio charts with her single... << Full Report >>
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Jason Crabb Will Release "Whatever The Road" Sept. 18, His First Album With Reunion

GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb is set to release his new album, Whatever The Road, on September 18. This is Crabb's fifth solo album of his career and his first with new label home Reunion Records, a division of Provident Label Group/Sony Music. Produced by Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, Whatever The Road showcases Crabb as the vocal powerhouse that long-time fans and peers have come to expect... << Full Report >>
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Crabb Family Legacy Available Digitally For The First Time Ever

The Crabb Family, one of the most celebrated family groups to ever grace a stage, has partnered with Syntax Creative to offer, for the first time, its entire catalog at digital service providers such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The Crabb Family’s legacy of musical excellence includes 15 No. 1 songs, multiple Grammy nominations, 11 GMA Dove Awards and numerous other awards and accolades reflecting the power of God's word through music... << Full Report >>
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Julie Elias Preps For Release of New Album

Christian entertainer Julie Elias is putting the final touches on her new CD, "Unbroken," as she gets set to release the project's first single to Christian radio. "Home," an upbeat song written by Elias about retreating from life's craziness to the comfort of the Heavenly Father, will ship to radio July 14. In addition to finalizing the new music, Elias has a summer filled with concert and festival dates, as well as leading Aurora Conferences, a day-long event developed by the former "Grey's Anatomy" actress especially for girls in grades 6-12 and their mothers... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, June 27, 2015*


Family Force 5 Family Force 5 To Release New Remix Album, "Time Still Stands," November 6

Family Force 5 has announced the release date of a brand new remix album! Coming November 6th, Time Still Stands will feature remixes by Matoma (“This Is My Year – Matoma Remix”), Tim Yago (“Time Stands Still – Tim Yago Remix”), and Smile Future (“Let It Be Love – Smile Future Remix”)! Also, as of yesterday, you can watch Family Force 5's "This Is My Year - Matoma Remix" Music Video exclusively on subscription-based website... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Hits No. 1 On Five Charts Simultaneously

Francesca Battistelli's 2014 album If We're Honest has yielded its third consecutive No. 1 single as "Holy Spirit" reaches the top of five charts in an astounding 13 weeks. "Holy Spirit" raced up the charts even faster than previous multi-week No. 1's, "Write Your Own Story" and "He Knows My Name," bringing her career total to five chart-topping songs. "I'm truly in awe of what God is doing through this song," Battistelli said... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, June 26, 2015*


Bread of Stone Bread of Stone Hits Festival Circuits This Month

Bread of Stone heads out on the festival circuit this month in promotion of its latest album, "Not Alone." In addition, the band recently released new radio single "Love Changed Everything," which is now New and Active on the Billboard Christian Rock radio chart. The group kicked off its festival run with Connection Music Festival in Norwalk, Iowa, on June 6 and also wrapped Resound Festival in Bethany, Mo. Bread of Stone will... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Kristene DiMarco To Release Live Album "Mighty" July 31

Jesus Culture worship leader Kristene DiMarco is set to release her new worship album, Mighty, on July 31. Recorded live earlier this year in Redding, CA, Mighty is DiMarco’s first album release with Jesus Culture Music’s partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. Featuring 11 original worship songs, Mighty showcases DiMarco’s songwriting, which comes from a place that carries the message of hope, trust, and the power... << Full Report >>
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Tom Smith Releases "Sound of Heaven" EP July 6

HTB Church (London) Worship pastor, songwriter and recording artist Tom Smith releases his debut EP, Sound Of Heaven, independently July 6. Produced by Martin Smith (Delirious?) and Jonny Bird, and mixed by noted engineer Sam Gibson (Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Rend Collective), the EP follows a successful Kickstarter campaign and will be available on CD or through digital providers like iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Noise Trade, Apple Music and more. "I'm ready for danger…I'm exploding into life," sings Tom Smith on the track "Dynamite," the first single and upcoming video from Sound Of Heaven... << Full Report >>
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The Exchange Releases "Heartbeat" Music Video

The Exchange, a vibrant rock band from Seattle, has just released a new music video in conjunction with their new radio single "Heartbeat". The single and video are leading up to their full length release "Compass" in October. The Exchange is currently on tour across the western U.S. playing churches, youth events, festivals. On the tour, the band is also promoting a program called "High-5" to bring healing change to the country of Rwanda. In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, the High-5 curriculum was born to build a foundation of trust and peace, developing leaders who will transform the nation through love, hope... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 25, 2015*


Creation Festivals Goes Worldwide with Live Streaming

Creation Festivals partners Pastor Harry Thomas (Co-Founder and Executive Producer) and Troy Duhon (Executive Producer) are thrilled to announce an exciting new component of Creation Festival Northeast: live streaming! For the first time ever, the evening programming will be live streamed/simulcast... << Full Report >>
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Colony House to Perform on CONAN Monday, June 29

Nashville rock trio Colony House will perform on CONAN next week on Monday, June 29th. The appearance will kick off the band's third single "Waiting For My Time To Come" from their debut full length album When I Was Younger (Descendant Records) which charted #3 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #7 on iTunes Alternative Rock Charts... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 24, 2015*


Zealand Phil Joel's Band Zealand Releases Debut Digital EP

Not long after first announcing their signing to Word/Warner Bros, Phil Joel's new band Zealand has released a brand new EP, available digitally from Warner Bros. webstore. Joel writes, "For the last several years, we’ve been leading worship and ministering... << Full Report >>
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All Things New To Share "The Good News" September 25

All Things New (BEC Recordings) is set to release their sophomore album, The Good News, on September 25. This album follows their self-titled debut in 2013. In support of this new album, the band is currently promoting their radio single, "Can't Hold Me Down," on a radio tour around the country. This week, the single is the second most added song at AC Radio as well as New & Active on the National Audience chart. "Can't Hold Me Down" is currently available at all digital retailers... << Full Report >>
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Fo Yo Soul Signs Hip Hop Artist Christon Gray

Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records, is proud to announce the signing of celebrated writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray. The Columbus, Ohio-based artist moves between both singing and rapping while also playing keys and writing most of his own music... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music Spotlights Worship Anthem from D.C. Church

"Revive," the third of four singles from the upcoming album SOAR, the newest project from Influence Music, is now available. "Revive" was written by worship leaders Kurtis Parks and Chris Douglas to express the vision of National Community Church-a church that meets in seven theaters in the Washington, D.C. area... << Full Report >>
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New Hope Christian College Announces Tour Dates

DREAM Worship is excited to announce the upcoming tour for New Hope Christian College! The tour will feature music from the new album as well as highlight the College Creative Arts Program and give information regarding upcoming admissions. The first 25 people to enroll in the upcoming year will be entered to win an iPad2... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 23, 2015*


Audrey Assad Audrey Assad Releases New EP From Side Project LEVV Today for Free

Former Sparrow Records indie-pop artist Audrey Assad has been flying solo for a few years now, and it's already been a couple years since she first announced a side project and new band under the name LEVV. However, Audrey fans haven't heard much about the project lately, to which Assad has surprised all with the release of the project's first EP... and it's free! Audrey has also been hard at work on her next solo album, a hymns/worship album called Inheritance... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Premieres Video at YAHOO

Check out the new music video of the live performance from Hillsong UNITED for their current single, "Touch The Sky," from their new album EMPIRES. The video debuts today at YAHOO! featuring the group performing the hit song from the rooftop of the historical Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles... << Full Report >>
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Amy Grant Amy Grant Lends Voice To New Animated Faith-Based Film

Join the animal kingdom on the journey of a lifetime with the exclusive debut of All Creatures Big and Small on Google Play July 1st, 2015. Featuring the voice talents of Martin Sheen and Amy Grant, and distributed by Entertainment One (eOne), All Creatures Big and Small is a family-friendly, feature-length adventure that reimagines the epic tale of Noah's Ark. Just in time for the long holiday weekend, audiences in the U.S. can enjoy their own complimentary HD copy starting July 1, and can pre-order the movie for their library starting today... << Full Report >>
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Shirley Caesar Announced As Hollywood Walk of Fame Honoree For 2016

The current Queen of Gospel, legendary artist Pastor Shirley Caesar garners a new milestone, as an honoree in the Hollywood Walk of Fame's just-announced honorees selected for the class of 2016, to receive a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording, unveiled via www.walkoffame.com (date for star ceremony is pending). The award-winning Gospel trailblazer, who's garnered a career-high 11 GRAMMY® Awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards... << Full Report >>
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Jasmine Hurtado Releases "Sparkle" on Red Label June 23

Red Label / Dream Label Group is excited to announce the release of Sparkle from the incredibly talented Jasmine Hurtado. The single "Sparkle" off the album has a great positive message encouraging us to SHINE our light for the world to see. It's an upbeat song that every station will want to put in their rotation! Here's what Jasmine has to say about this incredible release: "When people hear "Sparkle", I want them to feel encouraged... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 22, 2015*


Martha Munizzi To Record Live Album Friday, June 26

GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove and Stellar Award-winning inspirational artist Martha Munizzi will be recording her 7th album on Friday June 26th, marking her first live recording in five years. Hosted at Metro Life Church in Miami, the church pastored by her twin sister Mary Alessi and brother-in-law Steve Alessi, the acclaimed praise and worship singer's much-anticipated live album recording will bring together beloved familiar faces and unveil new songs. Munizzi teams up again with Producer Israel Houghton, and also welcomes Anthony Evans as special guest... << Full Report >>
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Laura Kaczor Announces July 10th Release Date for Ian Eskelin-Produced Fourth Album

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter, worship leader and speaker Laura Kaczor (kuh-ZORE) has announced that her fourth album, “Restore Me” (LifeThirst Music), will be released on July 10th. Kaczor wrote or co-wrote all ten songs on the new album, which is produced by Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin (All-Star United, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless)... << Full Report >>
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CTZN Music New Artist, Cory Cifax, Releases First Single

CTZN MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of Cory Cifax (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). To celebrate the signing and introduce his unique artistry Cory is giving away his new single S.O.C. (Stream of Consciousness). In it he shares his thoughts and ideas as he wrestles within his own heart and assess the world around him. Hard hitting drums and crazy riffs perfectly marry the lyrics, tone, and rapid fire delivery of his song... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, June 19, 2015*


Flame Flame Moves "Forward" July 17

GRAMMY®, Dove and Stellar Award nominated Clear Sight Music artist FLAME is set to launch Forward, his highly anticipated eighth studio recording, July 17. Produced by SPEC, JR and GROC, Forward features 13 new tracks written by FLAME. Showcasing a variety of hip-hop styles from bass heavy to contemplative tracks, highlights of Forward include "1st Freedom," "Know the Times," "Positively Eternal," "Believe That" and "We Gon' Reign." The collection also features appearances by Dove-nominated Gospel artist Melinda Watts on "Let It Shine," and Mike REAL on "Had Me Flexin... << Full Report >>
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Kierra Sheard To Launch MyEleven60 On June 20

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, GRAMMY® nominated, Stellar Award-winning recording artist, television star and clothing designer, Kierra Sheard, will launch the website for her new clothing line, Eleven60. The online shop, www.MyEleven60.com, will go live at midnight and shoppers will be able to pre-order select items from Eleven60's premiere fall / winter collection and take advantage of special offers. The full line will make its debut later in the year... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 18, 2015*


David Dunn BEC's David Dunn To Release Full-Length "Crystal Clear" June 23

BEC Recordings is excited to announce the new full-length album from singer/songwriter David Dunn, Crystal Clear. This 13-track project is set to drop on June 23 and is the follow up album to his first EP of the same name, which was released last year. Crystal Clear includes familiar songs such as "It Is Well," "Have Everything," and Dunn's successful radio hit, "Today Is Beautiful," which provides an intriguing snapshot of humanity that was inspired by a trip to Disney World. The album was chosen from nearly 100 songs that were written over two and a half years and Dunn's main goal is "to tell the truth, and do... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Grieves Senseless Loss of Pastor and Congregation in Charleston, SC

The GMA on behalf of the Christian and gospel music industry mourns the senseless loss of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and his parishioners: Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton and Myra Thompson. The prayers of our community are with the families of these victims and with our entire nation... << Full Report >>
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Chris McClarney Makes Top 10 Debut with New Album

Jesus Culture's Chris McClarney released his live worship album, Everything And Nothing Less, last week to high acclaim. The album, which was recorded live at the Jesus Culture Encounter Conference in Sacramento held earlier this year, debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart. McClarney's unique gift of leading people to experience the power of Jesus has not gone unnoticed, with many critics highlighting him and the... << Full Report >>
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The Neverclaim The Neverclaim Ready New Album "The Joy" For July 17

Acclaimed pop/rock/worship band The Neverclaim announces the July 17 release of its first full-length studio album in two years, The Joy, from Radiate with The Fuel Music distribution. Pre-orders for the album can be placed now through the band's fan-driven PledgeMusic campaign, which has reached over 119% of its goal. Produced by GRAMMY nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year Ian Eskelin, The Joy has already sparked the free-spirited... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 17, 2015*


Dove Award Winner Cheri Keaggy Preps Release of "No Longer My Own"

Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy has been hard at work in the studio producing and recording her ninth album, No Longer My Own. The project is slated for release to retail on Friday, August 7, 2015 from Psalm 91 Records and Elevate Entertainment, but fans can order advance release copies directly from Keaggy's website, cherikeaggy.com... << Full Report >>
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Elliot On Tour With Nick Vujicic

Off the heels of a two week West Coast tour with Nick Vujicic, Elliot is still reeling from the amazing and powerful impact the tour had. Hundreds of people were saved and thousands of lives were touched! Check out what the guys had to say... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 16, 2015*


John Mark McMillan John Mark McMillan's Lionhawk Records Partners with Capitol CMG

John Mark McMillan is pleased to announce a new partnership between Lionhawk Records and Capitol Christian Distribution. The first release will be a collaboration EP from McMillan and his wife Sarah, You Are The Avalanche, which is set to drop June 23. "More than a songwriter, I'm an admirer of song and I've always loved to share music," explains McMillan. "I see Lionhawk Records as just an extension of that passion. I hope the record label can be a... << Full Report >>
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Sada K. Shares About Mom’s Cancer Battle and Offers “Strength” to Those Who Need It in New Video

On the heels of the release of her solo debut album, Long Story Short, former Press Play vocalist Sada K. has released a video vignette for the song, “Strength.” Sada K. takes a vulnerable step with “Strength,” by sharing a very private family matter and offering a small glimpse into her journey, supporting her mother who is battling cancer on the other side of the country... << Full Report >>
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Metal Band Fades Away Currently In Studio

Known for its aggressive sound and dark yet hopeful lyrics, Fades Away has been conspicuously absent from the scene for the last several years. Having landed licensing deals which led to exposure on CBS's NFL and NCAA sportscasts and elsewhere, it seemed the world was their oyster. But life circumstances diverted the band's course and left hungry fans clamoring for more. After two marriages, a change in lineup and a side project or two, the veteran Alternative Metal band is now back in the studio working on brand new material... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 10, 2015*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am

The 11th Annual SWITCHFOOT Bro-Am surf contest and concert, presented by iHeart Media San Diego and Hurley, will take place at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, July 11. SWITCHFOOT, NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House will perform at the concert, which will run from 12 PM - 5 PM. This year, the surf contest/concert will be streamed here, allowing viewers around the world to tune... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 9, 2015*


Populis, The New Project Led by Carter Frodge and Trey Pearson (of Everyday Sunday) Debuts New

New indie pop band Populis debuts its first-ever song, "Come Alive," via the band's YouTube page. The band is the latest and main musical project of Carter Frodge and Trey Pearson (from the band Everyday Sunday). Populis formed while Frodge and co-frontman, Pearson, began touring together. They added Chris Schultz to complete their trio... << Full Report >>
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Holly Starr's "Never Going Back" Releases Today

"Never Going Back," the new single from acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is available today on iTunes, AmazonMP3, GooglePlay, Spotify, The Overflow and most other digital download and streaming accounts. Co-written by Starr, Scott Cash and Ryan McAdoo, "Never Going Back" was produced by Ed and Scott Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe). "'Never Going Back' is a celebration song for all my brothers and sisters in Christ who have experienced the saving power of Jesus," said Starr... << Full Report >>
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3for3 Releases Debut Single, "Halfway"

3for3, the new buzz band composed of Spencer Lloyd, Josh Davis and Benji Shuler celebrate their debut single "Halfway" as the most added single on Billboard Magazine's Christian HOT AC/CHR singles chart. The trio is the debut act from the newly minted MAXX Recordings and is produced by award-winning producer Bernie Herms. The vibrant trio made their first official appearance last week at the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America Event in Charlotte, North Carolina where they introduced "Halfway." Purchase their new single: HERE... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo's "Epic" On The New Dude Perfect Video

If you're fan of We Are Leo, you know that they love to entertain and have a good time. So, when the ever popular YouTube channel, Dude Perfect asked to use their most popular track, "Epic" for newest Dude Perfect video, they were thrilled. If you haven't got the chance to experience a WE ARE LEO show and meet them in person or its not too late to catch them on The Fightback Soundtrack Tour... << Full Report >>
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Worship Band House of Peace Release "Into The Great Unknown"

Into the Great Unknown, the debut full-length project from south Florida based worship band House of Peace, releases to brick & mortar retailers today from City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. Along with the CD, City of Peace Media is also releasing House of Peace's "Break the Bread" video today. To view the video... << Full Report >>
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Soulfire Revolution Debuts New Single, 'Set The World On Fire' Available June 30

With a strong debut in Revival/Aviva and a new signing to DREAM Records, Soulfire Revolution has been gearing up for their new album and is proud to announce the debut of their new single, "Set The World On Fire" and "Usa Mi Vida" coming out June 30th. "We believe that God's fire needs to happen in us first in order to see it in our community, it is a message to get back to God", says Lorena Castellanos of Soulfire Revolution... << Full Report >>
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Scarlet White Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Christian rockers Scarlet White have had a busy eight months: three top ten Billboard Christian Rock singles, including a #1 in November for their second release, Wake of the King; the release of their second full-length album, The Inbetween, in October; an invitation to become one of the first bands in the non-profit organization, Save the Storks’, Artist Program; and now a national tour with Seventh Day Slumber, Fireflight, and Shonlock. “The blessings keep pouring in,” reports drummer Jacob Hendricks... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 8, 2015*


Facedown Records For All Eternity Sign With Facedown Records

Sydney-based melodic metalcore band For All Eternity are bringing their signature beauty-laced brutality to the Facedown roster. Intertwining classic hardcore vocals with hints of polished singing over impressive musicianship has catapulted the band to the top of the Australian independent scene where they have toured nationally with some of the best live acts in music - Emery, The Devil Wears Prada, Parkway Drive, Impending Doom, Hatebreed, Texas in July, For Today, Oh Sleeper... << Full Report >>
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Dan Bremnes Will Release Debut Full-Length, "Where The Light Is," June 9

Capitol Christian Music Group announces the debut LP from award-winning singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes. Titled Where The Light Is, the album is set to release next Tuesday, June 9, and is the follow-up to his April EP of the same name. Featuring 11 tracks, the record will include six new songs, his first radio hit "Beautiful" as well as his current single "Where The Light Is." Bremnes' music video for "Where The Light Is" will premiere with Christian Post Wednesday, June 10... << Full Report >>
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Capitol CMG Announces Peter York Promotion Among Other Key Changes

Longtime Christian Music executive Peter York has been promoted to President of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), it was announced today by CCMG CEO Bill Hearn, to whom York will continue to report. In his expanded role, York will add oversight of the creative direction and leadership development of CCMG's Publishing and Distribution divisions to his current responsibilities of managing the company's Label Group, which includes leading Christian Music labels Sparrow, Forefront, sixsteps, Hillsong and Jesus Culture, among others. With his promotion of York, Hearn will... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 4, 2015*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED's "Empires" Debuts At No. 5 on Billboard 200

More than 2,500 K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend attendees helped celebrate Big Daddy Weave on Saturday night, May 30, 2015, for a sizzling run of hits. And that was just the start of the fun. The award-winning band was honored at Gaylord Opryland Resort for its string of four consecutive No. 1 hits from the 2012 album Love Come To Life - the title track, "Redeemed," "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)" and "Overwhelmed... << Full Report >>
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Sumerlin Lands Their Second #1 Rock Radio Single On Radio

"Out of My Head" by the incredibly talented North Carolina outfit, Sumerlin has officially been recognized as a #1 single on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart. This is the second #1 from their album, Runaways... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Honored For Four Straight No. 1 Hits

More than 2,500 K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend attendees helped celebrate Big Daddy Weave on Saturday night, May 30, 2015, for a sizzling run of hits. And that was just the start of the fun. The award-winning band was honored at Gaylord Opryland Resort for its string of four consecutive No. 1 hits from the 2012 album Love Come To Life... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 3, 2015*


NewSong NewSong To Appear On Sundays "Beyond A.D."

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, one of Christian music's most influential bands, is slated to appear on Sunday's "Beyond A.D.," NBC's first-ever digital talk show companion to the hit television series "A.D. The Bible Continues." NewSong will perform "This Beating Heart," from their chart-topping, critically-acclaimed live worship recording, Faithful (Integrity Music). The band joins this week's "Beyond A.D." special guests, including actor and producer David A.R. White; best-selling author and speaker... << Full Report >>
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LaToria Debuts "Loose RMX" Music Video

LaToria shares the music video for her single "Loose RMX" featuring production by Black Knight. The video is directed by Eshon Burgundy for Good Look Films. About the song: "Loose" is a high energy anthem that is meant to be an encouragement and charge to believers. Jesus tells us several times in scripture that there will be persecution that comes as a result of... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 2, 2015*


Winter Jam 2015 "This Is Winter Jam" Movie Coming To Theaters In October

With the recent announcement (and subsequent delay after Warner Bros. decided not to continue distributing it) of Hillsong's own musical theatrical venture, it shouldn't come as a surprise for one of the world's largest tours to get in on the theatrical action. Fathom Events is a common avenue for music and dramatic stage productions to grace the big screen, and according to website Celebration! Cinema, it appears that This Is Winter Jam is slated to grace the silver screen on Thursday, October 8, 2015... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Third Day Will Perform Live Concert with Yahoo! Live June 6

This Saturday, June 6, GRAMMY Award-winning THIRD DAY will perform a live stream concert from Atlanta. Partnering with Yahoo! Live/Live Nation, THIRD DAY's concert is part of a large series of live stream concerts, joining the likes of Bruce Hornsby, New Kids On The Block and the iHeart Radio Mumford & Sons album release party, to name a few. The concert will start Saturday at 9pm ET/8pm CT. To view this special THIRD DAY live stream concert, please click here... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Pizza Ranch Restaurant Chain Releases Compilation Album Of New Christian Music

Pizza Ranch restaurants proclaim a mission "to glorify God by positively impacting the world." This recognized Midwest chain, truly uses its 190 locations, digital platforms and resources to spread the Gospel and accomplish this goal. The popular Midwest chain created an original compilation CD titled "Living Hope," available June 2, featuring the most celebrated names in Christian music... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group New Hope Oahu Wins the HAWAII ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS Na Hoku Hanohano Award

Today we are excited to announce that NEW HOPE OAHU's album Victorious won the prestigious Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Na Hoku Hanohano Award for the Religious Album of the Year! New Hope Oahu also won for Religious Album of the Year in 2014 making this their second win for a total of 6 nominations and 2 awards. The single "We Live" off of Victorious also debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly charts for 5 consecutive weeks! Victorious is once again produced by DREAM Label Group Founder, David Hanley along with Sean Cook and recorded in Honolulu at New Hope Oahu/Pastor Wayne Cordeiro in the state of the art recording studio... << Full Report >>
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Ozay Moore signs with Illect Recordings and releases "The Between Time EP"

Ozay Moore is one of those ultra-unique veterans in the hip-hop game. Not only does he flaunt a career that has spanned over 20 years and multiple releases, he also holds credentials that are bigger than hip-hop itself. As a community organizer, teacher and the director for Lansing, Michigan's All of the Above Creative -- a collective that focuses on instructing youth through the various mediums in hip-hop culture from the perspective of self-discipline, community awareness, artistic expression and educational forward thinking--Ozay has successfully taken his experience from a lengthy hip-hop career (and a career traveling the likes of Europe, Japan and the United States... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 1, 2015*


As Cities Burn Announce 10th Anniversary Tour of "Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest"

As Cities Burn is only dead until its alive again. Teasing their tenaciously loyal fans with two new songs this month, starting with a new video for "Prince of Planet Earth" today, the surprises don't end there. TJ Bonnette, original front man who helmed the groundbreaking record Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, is back on the mic for the new tunes. As Cities Burn will be joined by close friends and former label mates Emery on tour this summer to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their pivotal album. Simultaneously, fans will be able to enjoy at least a few new songs on the road... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli for King & Country, Francesca Battistelli, and Big Daddy Weave Win at K-LOVE Awards

Word Entertainment celebrated big at Sunday night's K-Love Fan Awards, taking home an impressive five awards along with artist performances and presenting slots throughout the evening. Top honors went to for KING & COUNTRY who took home the coveted Artist of the Year award, as well as trophies for Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. Francesca Battistelli was named Female Artist of the Year while Big Daddy Weave, who recently celebrated their fourth No. 1 radio song from their album Love Come To Life, was chosen by fans to adorn three million 7-UP soda cans this summer with the Artist to Appear on a Can Award presented by Pepsi... << Full Report >>
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EDM / Pop group Saint Esprit Sign To DREAM Records

Dream Records is excited to announce the signing of EDM pop group, Saint Esprit to it's exciting roster. The Orange County, CA group collaborated with production super duo The Trust (RX Bandits, The Hippos) and Elliot Richardson (Peter Furler, The O.C. Supertones) to make a great album. Matthew Parker (Jonathan Thulin, Capital Kings, Lecrae) contributed a remix as well... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Original Audio Adrenaline Guitarist Launches IndieGoGo Campaign To Fund Jazz Christmas Album

Original Audio Adrenaline guitarist Barry Blair, who was in the band for their 1992 debut album until after their 1996 album Bloom, is stepping out from behind the scenes as a producer to make music on his own -- and he needs your help. Blair is setting out to make a brand new jazz Christmas album (a follow-up to his 2008 release) and has taken to IndieGoGo to find funding... << Full Report >>
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