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May, 2019



*Friday, May 31, 2019*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Drops New NATIVE TONGUE Tour Live EP!

Switchfoot has just dropped a brand new 6-track live EP, titled Live From The NATIVE TONGUE Tour, which includes the studio version of the title track from their latest album. To grab the EP on iTunes, click here... << Full Report >>

The Gray Havens Release New Remix Single of "Band of Gold"

Husband/wife duo, The Gray Havens, celebrate wedding season with a remix of their top streaming wedding song “Band of Gold.” Music played a huge role in The Gray Havens' (David and Licia Radford) own marriage and heavily... << Full Report >>

Hillsong Young & Free Hillsong Young and Free Releases New Single, "Every Little Thing"

GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free announces the release of their brand new single “Every Little Thing” featuring Christian hip-hop artist Andy Mineo. Originally released on Young & Free’s IIIstudio album, and re-presented on their live... << Full Report >>

Bill Gaither Takes "We Have This Moment Tour" To 23 Cities This Fall

Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither, along with Premier Productions, will present the We Have This Moment Tour to 23 cities during the Fall of 2019, as he brings his multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band to 16 states during September, October and November... << Full Report >>

Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Releases New Single “Anything But Country"

Before there was any chart controversy in Country Music— 5 years ago, rapper Andy Mineo had his own thoughts about the genre and recorded “Anything But Country”. The second single from his upcoming WORK IN PROGRESS mixtape, calls out the stereotypes and biases that shape preference in music and... << Full Report >>

Vince Gill Announces "Okie" Album Pre-Sale, Track List and Lyric Video

GRAMMY Award-winning MCA Nashville country star Vince Gill recently announced that his new album, Okie, will be released on August 23. Okie, which is co-produced by Gill and Justin Niebank, is now available for pre-order. Today is also the premiere of the project’s second focus track titled... << Full Report >>

Kirk Franklin 14-time GRAMMY Winner, Kirk Franklin Releases LONG LIVE LOVE Album Today

Today, fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin released LONG LIVE LOVE (Fo Yo Soul / RCA), his much anticipated new album. LONG LIVE LOVE is Franklin’s thirteenth studio album and his first since 2015’s Losing My Religion... << Full Report >>

Planetshakers Planetshakers Releases "Fall on Me" Single

Internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers releases “Fall On Me” globally today (May 31) from Venture3Media (V3M). Available now at iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music and more, the new song was recorded during the annual... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, May 30, 2019*


NF NF Launches "The Search" With New Single, Video

Today, chart-topping Michigan rapper  NF  revealed the title of his forthcoming album – The Search – and gave fans a glimpse of what to expect, sharing the powerful title track and accompanying video. He also announced dates for the Live Nation produced The Search tour, which will launch this fall... << Full Report >>

Anthony Evans Anthony Evans' Album "Altared" Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard Gospel Chart

Anthony Evans’ album Altared, released on his self-started independent label and production company Sherman James Productions, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Sales Chart this week according to Soundscan. This marks his second consecutive album to debut at No. 1. The 11-track album features the NBC The Voice alumnus re-imagining and “Altaring” top worship songs along with recording heartfelt originals including the debut single “Fighting For Us,” which is climbing the gospel radio charts. Watch the... << Full Report >>

5ive Gets Down to Family Business with True Breed Records Debut

Family Business, the True Breed Records debut from acclaimed rap/hip-hop recording artist 5ive, releases June 7. Produced by 5ive and SPEC (Flame, V.Rose), the 14-song set chronicles 5ive’s past struggles with drug addiction and his miraculous redemption. The project also marks the debut release from True Breed Records, Nashville Label Group’s new hip-hop imprint helmed by Seventh Day Slumber frontman Joseph Rojas... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, May 29, 2019*


Zach Williams Zach Williams Receives Two More RIAA Gold Certifications

Multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams can now add two more RIAA Gold® Certified Singles to his credit. He was awarded the official plaques during an album presentation yesterday by his label for his chart-topping single "Old Church Choir," which was No. 1 for an astounding 20 weeks (the second longest in Christian radio history), and fan favorite "Fear Is a Liar," his fastest consumed song to date. Williams' first certification was for "Chain Breaker," the 15-week top-charting song that became Gold Certified in January of 2018... << Full Report >>

Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Continue Their Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration With The "These Simple Truths Tour" This Fall

Today, Sidewalk Prophets announces the dates for the fall leg of their "These Simple Truths Tour." Celebrating their ten-year anniversary as a band, they kicked off the first leg of the tour this spring and plan to visit 30 more cities this fall. The first batch of tour dates releases today, and the remaining dates on the tour will be announced mid-June... << Full Report >>

*Friday, May 24, 2019*


Third Day Third Day Release Surprise Live Farwell Tour Album

Today, Atlanta rock band Third Day, who broke up last year after two decades of touring and making music together, announced the surprise release of a new double-disc live album that was recorded on their farewell tour. Live from the Farewell Tour is currently available exclusively from ThirdDay.com as a digital download or in a 2-Disc "Limited Edition" CD release... << Full Report >>

John Schlitt Members of dcTalk, Petra, WhiteHeart and Jars of Clay Form New Supergroup, CCM ALL STAR REVIEW

Few artists have been more influential in defining the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) brand than dcTalk, Petra, WhiteHeart and Jars of Clay. Main stage staples of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, fans will soon be able to see something never before experienced as members of each group come together to collectively perform their biggest hits... << Full Report >>

Unspoken Unspoken Releases New Song, "Help Is On The Way"

One month out from the release of their highly anticipated third album, Unspoken has released a new song, “Help Is On The Way,” available now on all digital outlets... << Full Report >>

Joel Vaughn Debuts Music Video For "I Look To You"

Following the success of both "Pray It Up" and "More Than Good Enough" from his Control album series, Joel Vaughn is proud to announce the release of the music video for his next single, "I Look To You." The song appears on his latest release, Control Vol. 2 (DREAM Records). Joel shares the meaning by his new single and the making of the music video... << Full Report >>

Influence Music Drops New Single "Honest" Leading Up To Rebels Album Release

Influence Music is pleased to announce the release of “Honest”,  the 2nd single off their upcoming full-length Rebels, slated to release on July 19, 2019. Written by Melody Noel, Gabriel Wilson, Lauren Evans, and Rick Seibold and produced by Jordan Sarmiento... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, May 23, 2019*


Josh Wilson Josh Wilson Performs on CBN's 700 Club

Black River Christian artist Josh Wilson performed his current single, "Borrow (One Day At A Time)," yesterday on CBN's 700 Club. Wilsonspoke about his personal struggles with anxiety and panic attacks that inspired the song from his newest EP, Don't Look Back. Click here to watch his performance and interview. Wilson's interview with The 700 Club Interactive is also available now... << Full Report >>

Kurt Carr Headlines "Bless Somebody Else" Benefit Concert for the Historic Louisiana Churches

Gospel legend Kurt Carr is coming to Louisiana, headlining a “Bless Somebody Else” Benefit Concert – A Night of Hope and Inspiration on Saturday June 1st, at the Opelousas Civic Center in Opelousas, LA, along with hosting an open call for singers on Friday May 31st. Carr’s “Bless Somebody Else” Concert is raising funds to benefit the three historic black churches that burned down in the hate crime arsons that took place... << Full Report >>

Carrington Gaines Releases New Radio Single

Independent artist Carrington Gaines is set for today’s release of “Prodigal Son.” The new single, written by Gaines and produced by Seth Philpott and Andy Hunt, is being serviced to Christian AC and Gospel-formatted radio outlets. A video for the single is available on YouTube... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, May 22, 2019*


Dawn Michele Dawn Michele Fulfills PledgeMusic Commitments Despite Website's Collapse

Popular crowdfunding site PledgeMusic recently suspended operations after coming under fire for not paying the artists who were supposed to get the funds that fans paid to PledgeMusic. (Read an article from February in Billboard with more details.) Many artists' campaigns were greatly affected, including Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) and Fireflight's front woman Dawn Michele who was funding her debut solo album, Surrender... << Full Report >>

Kari Jobe Capitol CMG Publishing Launches First Ever Industry-Wide "Women Who Worship" Writing Event

Capitol CMG Publishing hosted 45 influential female worship artists, songwriters, and producers as a celebration of women who use their music to spread hope to the world. The inaugural Women Who Worship Writing Campwas used both as a time to connect and worship together, but also a time for collaboration. An expansive list of female creatives united for the 2-day event including Audrey Assad, Bethel Music... << Full Report >>

Fit For A King Releases Music Video for "When Everything Means Nothing"

Fit For A King have dropped a visually captivating music video for "When Everything Means Nothing" today. The standout single from recently released album Dark Skies has been heralded by fans and press alike as one of the band's most vulnerable and anthemic songs. Fans can watch the music video today... << Full Report >>

Sibling Trio Scarlet Fade Releases New Single

“Pulse,” the title song from the upcoming project from sibling trio Scarlet Fade, is releasing today to Christian radio. The song, written by band member Jordan Hoffman and Cale Kight, who also produced the single, goes for adds to Christian AC and Christian CHR-formatted outlets... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, May 21, 2019*


Gotee Records and GRITS Celebrate Platinum Certification

Celebrating their 25th year, Gotee Records recently recognized the label's first RIAA Platinum certification for the hip-hop duo GRITS' song "Ooh Ahh" that features TobyMac from the 2002 album, The Art of Translation. The song, which never had a music video nor was a radio single, was... << Full Report >>

Charlie Rey Drops Infectious New Single, "Undeniable Love," Today!

Artist and songwriter Charlie Rey debuts his brand new single today titled "Undeniable Love." The song is now available at the following DSP's: Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play... << Full Report >>

Bri Babineaux Will Record Sophomore Album Next Week in New Orleans

Singing phenom Bri Babineaux, who boasts over a half million Instagram followers, is headed to New Orleans to record her sophomore gospel album, The Encounter (Tyscot/Integrity). Jamel Kimbrough, a veteran keyboardist and music arranger, is producing the soul-stirring night of live praise and worship music that takes place Friday, May 31, 2019 @7 PM at Living the Word International, 2528 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, LA 70461... << Full Report >>

Syntax Creative Leaves California for Tennessee

Syntax Creative is moving its headquarters from San Diego, California to Nashville, Tennessee. Although friends, sunshine, Mexican food and the land of perpetual vacation have all helped to launch Syntax Creative into one of the top independent digital distributors and marketing agencies, a move to Music City makes the most sense with its eyes pointed toward the future and its heart full of adventure... << Full Report >>

Crossroads Music to Release New Single, "God of the Breakthrough"

Crossroads Music knows what it means to pray for a breakthrough. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based worship collective of Crossroads Church is sharing the heart behind their prayers in their new single, God of the Breakthrough, set to release on digital platforms Friday, June 7. The single will be the sixth single Crossroads Music has recorded and released, following two EP’s and two full-length albums... << Full Report >>

PRAZOR Launches New Music Streaming Platform

PRAZOR has launched its new music streaming platform. The free Christian music streaming platform now offers a new and improved app that provides 32 hand-curated music channels of various genres including Contemporary Christian, Worship, Southern Gospel & Country, Urban, Alternative & Rock, World, Children, and more. Setting it apart from... << Full Report >>

*Monday, May 20, 2019*


Newsboys Newsboys "United" Debuts at No. 1

Celebrating a groundbreaking new era following the return of former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel last year, Christian music supergroup Newsboys has made history once again as United debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart following its May 10 release. The FairTrade Services project also debuts at... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music's 2019 "Heaven Come Conference" Heads To Los Angeles and Dallas

L.A.’s Microsoft Theater and Dallas’ Verizon Theatre will house Bethel Music’s fourth “Heaven Come Conference” this year. The nearly sold-out California stop will take place May 23-25 before embarking on the Dallas locale Aug. 29-31. The multi-day event in downtown L.A... << Full Report >>

Emery Emery Launches Emeryland Community and New Single, "The Noose"

Progressive screamo rock legends Emery seek to revolutionize the artist-customer relationship on their 8th full-length album by launching Emeryland, an interactive online community centered around a private Discord server, a Twitch channel, and an IndieGoGo campaign... << Full Report >>

*Friday, May 17, 2019*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Debuts New Single and Music Video Today

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp returns with a brand new single “Dead Man Walking,” which debuts today, here, along with a music video which debuts today at 2pm here.
 
“Colossians 2:13-14 speaks of our lives before Christ as being ‘dead.’ There was a time I felt emotionally and spiritually dead, but then God changed me radically... << Full Report >>

John Van Deusen Signs to Tooth and Nail, Announces New Album

John Van Deusen is thrilled to announce his brand new record, (I Am) Origami Pt 3. - A Catacomb Hymn, out July 19th via Tooth & Nail Records. Van Deusen has also shared the first single, " Whatever Makes You Mine." Fans can stream it now and pre-order the new album at https://jvd.lnk.to/mine... << Full Report >>

Fred Hammond Earns 2019 BET Award for Top 15 Song

Today, BET Networks, announced the 2019 BET Award nominees for its annual BET Awards ceremony. GRAMMY®-Award winning, multi-platinum-selling musical icon, acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, musician, producer, and arranger, Fred Hammond has earned his 5th career BET Award nomination. He's nominated in the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award category for his current Billboard Top 15 radio hit "Tell Me Where It Hurts... << Full Report >>

Kirk Franklin 14-time GRAMMY Winner Kirk Franklin Releases New Video and Song, "OK"

Today, 14-time GRAMMY® winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin unveiled the video for his song “OK”. The “OK” video, which was directed by Matt DeLisi, premiered exclusively on BET Soul and BET Gospel. It can also be seen on BET.com and the Kirk Franklin YouTube channel... << Full Report >>

Anthony Evans Anthony Evans Releases New Album "Altared" Today

Little did Billboard No. 1 Selling Singer/Songwriter and Actor Anthony Evans know when he was in the studio working on his highly-anticipated new album Altared, releasing today, May 17, 2019 by Sherman James Productions, that the songs he was writing and recording to encourage his fans would come to so profoundly minister peace to him... << Full Report >>

KJ-52 KJ-52 x Poetics Release New Album Today, "What Happened Was..."

“What Happened Was….” a new album from six-time Dove Award-winning artist KJ-52 x Poetics is being released today. The eight-song Christian hip hop/rap project from the artist and producer team is available on iTunes, Spotify and all other digital formats. The eight-song collaboration, produced by Poetics, features appearances by Xay Hill, Dre Murray, V. Rose and others... << Full Report >>

Stars Go Dim Releases Sophomore LP, "Better," Today, May 17

Stars Go Dim releases its sophomore set, Better, today (5/17). Stars Go Dim is the moniker for Christian pop artist and songwriter Chris Cleveland, best known for his multi-week No. 1 hit, “You Are Loved,” from Stars Go Dim’s self-titled debut. His highly-anticipated follow-up, Better, has been in the works for nearly two years, as he began writing some of the album’s selections as early as 2017. Listen to the full album... << Full Report >>

Open Heaven Releases New Album "Revival Rising" On DREAM Worship

Open Heaven, the worship ministry of Faith Life Church near Columbus, Ohio, is proud to release their new album, Revival Rising. The 11-song album combines upbeat melodies with Spirit-filled, prophetic lyrics to provide a powerful, heartfelt response to the times in which we live. It sounds an anointed, impassioned call to seek answers in Jesus Christ, to draw close to Him, and shower His love and goodness on those around us who are fighting darkness... << Full Report >>

Philip White Releases New Album "Heart to Heart"

Rising Christian Artist Philip White returns today with music from his new album “Heart to Heart” His new album was produced by several greats in the music industry such as Juan Winans (Grandson to the legendary Gospel Group The Winans), Phil Hughley, Shayne Hill, Montrell Darrett (Producer & Member of Commissioned), and Kyle Lovett (Producer for Vashawn Mitchell)... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, May 16, 2019*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Releases New Music Video For "Keepin It Movin" Featuring Guvna B

Today, rapper Andy Mineo releases his new music video for “Keepin It Movin” featuring Guvna B on his YouTube channel. Directed and edited by Pete Wall (Light Media), the video captures scenes from Andy’s 2018 European tour including the 2-hour challenge where Andy and Guvna B quickly recorded and shot the video for the song... << Full Report >>

Surgeon John Falcone Finds Faith, Launches All-Star Christian Rock Concept Album

Creative Soul Records has announced the June 7th release of FALCONE RISING, the all-new Christian Rock concept album from classically-trained musician and successful surgeon, John Falcone. Produced by Jonathan Crone, FALCONE RISING features a Biblical basis of composition, with every song inspired by specific Bible verses... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, May 14, 2019*


Tasha Cobbs Leonard Launches Empowering Series for Women, CANDID

GRAMMY winner, and top-selling worship artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard set to launch CANDID, a series of empowering and ground-breaking events for women. Taking the ‘girls bunch’ concept to a new level, Cobbs Leonard will host the first CANDID, an exciting brunch event on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta, GA... << Full Report >>

*Monday, May 13, 2019*


for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY's "God Only Knows" Spends Record Time Atop Billboard Charts

Two-time GRAMMY® award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY continue to set new personal benchmarks atop the Billboard charts. After tying massive hit “joy.” for the quickest rise to #1 in the duo’s history, recent single “God Only Knows” has accumulated 40 million streams and spent a total of six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart - the duo’s longest reign at the top of the Billboard charts to date. Additionally, “God Only Knows” spent its 12th week leading Australia’s TCM chart... << Full Report >>

MercyMe "Imagine Nation Tour" Anchored By MercyMe With Crowder And Micah Tyler Announce Fall 2019 Run

Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Louisville, Tulsa, Austin and Ft. Worth are among the stops planned for the fall continuation of the “Imagine Nation Tour.” Multi-platinum selling MercyMe will spearhead the run alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and GMA Dove nominee Micah Tyler... << Full Report >>

Thrive Worship's Debut Album, "A Thousand More," Grabs No. 1 Spot On Christian and Gospel Album Chart

The debut album from Thrive Worship, A Thousand More, released with Integrity Music tops the Christian & Gospel Album Chart this week. With more than 20,000 in sales its first week out, A Thousand More also makes Billboard's Top 25 overall album charts. Released on May 3, A Thousand More is the highest new artist debut album release in the last five years within the Christian... << Full Report >>

*Friday, May 10, 2019*


Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Announces Upcoming Mixtape, Releases New Single and Launches Music Podcast

Announced this week on Instagram, rapper Andy Mineo  is set to crack open the vault and release WORK IN PROGRESS , an 11 track mixtape comprised of raw, unmastered and alternate versions of songs recorded over the years. The full project is set be released on Friday, August 23rd . Fans can check out the first single: “Keepin It Movin” featuring Guvna B along with the premiere podcast episode of “The Work In Progress... << Full Report >>

JJ Heller Singer/songwriter JJ Heller Premieres Timely New Music Video for "A Mother Like You"

Yesterday, singer/songwriter JJ Heller premiered her timely new music video for her recently released “A Mother Like You” on Mother.ly a blog followed by over a million moms, providing inspiration to women exactly when they need it. Just in time for Mother's Day, the heart-warming track puts words to the often... << Full Report >>

Newsboys Highly Anticipated Newsboys "United" Album Drops Today

United, the history-making full-length recording from Christian music supergroup Newsboys, is now available. The FairTrade Services watershed release celebrates the return of former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel alongside Newsboys’ Michael Tait... << Full Report >>

Influence Music Unveils "Redeemed," In Anticipation Of Sophomore Release "Rebels" Available July 19, 2019

Los Angeles-based worship group, Influence Music, made up of artists Matt Gilman, Melody Noel, Michael Ketterer and Whitney Medina, has announced the release of their sophomore album Rebels on July 19, 2019. Rebels pre-order is available now, offering fans the debut single “Redeemed” as the instant gratis track with each purchase. In support of the launch... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, May 9, 2019*


Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Takes A Stand For Life In NYC After An Eventful Week In Nashville

After wrapping her headlining tour this spring, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli hasn't stopped performing and appearing at various events. Last week she appeared at three major events, performing some of her biggest hits and sharing new songs from her latest release, Own It (Curb | Word Entertainment)... << Full Report >>

Phil Keaggy Phil Keaggy Collaberates with Multi-Instrumentalist Rex Paul for Transcendent New Rock Album, 'Illumination'

Legendary Gospel Music Hall of Famer and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy has joined forces with multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rex Paul for their transcendent new rock album, Illumination, which is slated to release to retail on May 31, 2019 from Strobie Records.
 
The independently released project is already generating strong reviews from the media, including... << Full Report >>

Riley Clemmons Riley Clemmons Scores Coveted Top 20 Spot On SoundExchange's 2018 Year End Breakout Artist Chart

SoundExchange honored 19 year-old singer, songwriter Riley Clemmons as a 2018 Year End Top 20 Breakout Artist while in her hometown of Nashville this week. The distinction comes as Clemmons’ self-titled debut album tallies a notable and growing 35 million global career streams. Clemmons’ company on the list spans genres including names such as Mitchell... << Full Report >>

The 6th Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony Celebrated May 8

The 6th Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony was held this evening at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Legendary CCM artist Don Moen, President and CEO of New Day Christian Distributors Dottie Leonard Miller, southern gospel artist Janet Paschal and GRAMMY® award-winning gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame... << Full Report >>

Worship Leader Paul Wilbur's "Roar From Zion" Becomes Immediate Bestseller

Preeminent messianic worship leader and Dove Award nominee, Paul Wilbur, who has sold over three million albums globally, released Roar From Zion through his newly formed partnership with Venture3Media (V3M)... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, May 8, 2019*


Skillet Skillet Announces New Album "Victorious," for August 2 Release

Every victory merits a theme song, and victory is exactly what multi-platinum, two-time GRAMMY® nominee rockers Skillet hail as they partner with Billboard to announce the soundtrack to triumph on their tenth full-length album, Victorious due August 2nd (Atlantic). The follow-up to the RIAA Gold-certified Unleashed (their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum... << Full Report >>

Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Celebrates Largest Street Week with "People" Debut

Multi-platinum selling and award-winning group, Hillsong UNITED celebrates its largest career street week sales to date with the release of their new album, People.” Debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album, Top Christian/ Gospel Album and Top Current Album charts, the compilation also garnered the No. 1... << Full Report >>

Provident Label Group Announces Signing of Elle Limebear

Sony's Provident Label Group announces the newest signing of female worship leader Elle (ELL-ee) Limebear. Over the last few months, listeners have been introduced to this fresh voice hailing from Brighton, UK with five songs available digitally on Spotify, Apple Music and... << Full Report >>

Martin Smith Martin Smith's IRON LUNG Releases Friday; Drops Three Live Music Videos

It was last month when Integrity Music officially announced May 10th as the release date for Martin Smith's upcoming album, Iron Lung. As the follow-up to last year's live recording, Love Song For A City, and his last studio recording, 2014's Back To The Start, the acclaimed worship artist, songwriter, and producer is ready to debut his highly anticipated and most personal album ever recorded... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, May 7, 2019*


SWITCH's 'Symphony (feat. Dillon Chase)' Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot AC/CHR Chart

Today, DREAM Records announces that “Symphony (feat. Dillon Chase)” from Life.Church’s Switch has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR chart and No. on the Hot CHR chart. The song is also rising on the Billboard Christian AC charts, receiving 70 adds and reaching No. 14 on the Billboard Christian AC Indicator chart, No. 15 on Billboard Christian AC Monitored chart and No... << Full Report >>

Creative Soul Artist Leslie McKee Releases New Single

“Along the Way,” the new single from Creative Soul Records artist Leslie McKee goes for adds today to Christian AC radio. The single is the third from “Another Mile,” the recording artist and worship leader’s current album, with earlier singles “What You’re Made Of” and “I’m Alive” topping the charts at both Christian Radio Chart Weekly and Christian Radio Chart Monthly... << Full Report >>

*Monday, May 6, 2019*


toby TobyMac Announces Theatre Tour Following Blockbuster Success Of "HITS DEEP Tour"

7X GRAMMY® winner TobyMac's “I just need U.” just scored RIAA Gold Certification aligning with the wrap of his ever popular “HITS DEEP Tour” drawing hundreds of thousands. “I just need U.” is housed on TobyMac’s latest... << Full Report >>

Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson Drops New Version of "With Lifted Hands," Featuring Martin Smith

Award-winning artist Ryan Stevenson has released a new version of his current single, "With Lifted Hands." This brand-new rendition features Martin Smith, the founding member of the modern worship band Delirious? Check out the new version here. The album version of "With Lifted Hands" is climbing the charts, currently jumping into the Top 20 on the major Christian radio airplay charts, Billboard and Mediabase... << Full Report >>

Anthony Brown and group therAPy Drop New Single

The Grammy® Award nominated gospel troupe known as Anthony Brown & group therAPy has dropped a hot, percussive new song entitled “Blessings on Blessings” (Key of A/ Tyscot/ FairTrade) to carry the faithful though the summer months ahead. The bright, feel-good track has a hint of the DMV’s indigenous Go-go sound. It is now available on Apple Music, Amazon Music... << Full Report >>

Indie Band Willet Make Farewell Announcement

Indie band Willet have announced their chapter together is coming to a close. They will be holding a farewell show in Westminster, Maryland on July 13. Their official statement and final concert info is below: "In 2006 Willet set out with an optimistic goal to change the world through music. Although the original goal hasn’t really changed, we all agree that the methods in which we approach it has. As a band and as brothers, we’ve realized that the time has come for Willet to end... << Full Report >>

*Friday, May 4, 2019*


Hollyn Hollyn To Release New EP "Bye, Sad Girl" In September

Gotee Records' HOLLYN has announced her new 6-song EP, bye, sad girl., that will release on September 6. The lead song from the project, "i feel bad for you," is available today. This song was co-written and produced by Cole Walowac (NF, Aaron Cole). Leading up to the release in September, a new song will be available each month... << Full Report >>

Citizens Release New Album, "Fear"

Today, Citizens latest full-length album,  Fear  is out. Fans can stream or download the album now: http://bit.ly/2VeQ0Z2. Later this month, the band will kick off a North American tour next month, with more dates to come in this fall. For a full list of dates... << Full Report >>

Phil Wickham Phil Wickham Unveils Brand-New "Singalong 4 (LIVE)" with Exclusive Premiere of Visual Album on Apple Music

Worship Leader Phil Wickham unveiled Singalong 4 (LIVE) today.  Featuring special guests Matt Redman and Brian and Jenn Johnson (Bethel Music), the live worship experience captures a special evening of raw and honest worship that took place in Southern, CA with Phil Wickham and friends alongside a community of worshipers... << Full Report >>

Apollo LTD Releases New Single, "Misfits"

Indie pop duo Apollo LTD has released anew single today, “Misfits,” available now on all outlets. “Misfits” features Jordan Phillips’ and Adam Stark’s retro-smooth production, with electronic synths and falsetto vocals coming together for an addictive, mesmerizing hook. It also... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, May 2, 2019*


Worship Band Binley To Release New Single May 10

Southern California-based worship band, Binley, is slated to release their new single Never Gonna Let You Go Friday, May 10.  The single, featuring Brandon Gill, and founding member Andrea Hamilton Binley, will be the third single the band has released. Known for its energetic worship and electro-pop sound, Binley hopes to create genuine worship experiences while filling a felt need for upbeat, relevant worship music... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, May 1, 2019*


Michael W. Smith Over 50 Artists Join Forces To Honor Michael W. Smith At Bridgestone Arena

35 Years Of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith was packed with over 3 hours of performances from singers including: Amy Grant, Wynonna, Randy Travis with Steven Curtis Chapman, Jordin Sparks with Jordan Smith, Rascal Flatts, The Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell, Charlie Daniels, the Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill with Wayne Kirkpatrick, Matthew West, Avalon, The Oak Ridge Boys, CeCe Winans, Francesca Battistelli, Sandi Patty with Natalie Grant, Ricky Skaggs with the Isaacs, Jason Crabb, Lee Greenwood, Mark Lowry... << Full Report >>

Rick Lee James Debuts New "The Lord is Our Shepherd" Music Video

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and author Rick Lee James unveils his poignant and deeply personal “The Lord Is Our Shepherd (To The Babies We Lost)” music video today at 12:00 pm CT. The intimate clip, which features James at the piano, was directed and edited by Jason Elam for Agape Media. Penned by James, the Psalm 23-inspired song pays tribute to the four unborn children he and his wife have lost through miscarriage... << Full Report >>




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This Thursday, November 7
Rusty Shipp Liquid Exorcist (independent)


This Friday, November 8
Lincoln Brewster A Mostly Acoustic Christmas [Integrity Music]
I AM THEY White Christmas - Single [Provident]
Sandra McCracken Christmas [Integrity Music]
Christy Nockels The Thrill of Hope Renewed [The Fuel Music]
Plumb Behold - Single [Plumb Music / Street Talk Media]
Red Rocks Worship O Come All Ye Faithful - Single [Provident]
Switchfoot VOICES (ft. Lindsey Stirling) - Single [Lowercase People]
Joel Vaughn I Look To You (HGHTS Remix) - Single [DRÖM/DREAM]
Various Artists Simple Hymns: Songs of Thanksgiving [Venture3Media]
Vineyard Worship UK The Lord Has Come - Single [Vineyard UK]
Rhett Walker Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Single [Provident]
JJ Weeks The Sound of Freedom - Single [Radiate]
Matthew West Winter Wonderland - Single [Sparrow]


Next Thursday, November 14
Future of Forestry Light Has Come (independent)


Next Friday, November 15
David & Nicole Binion Dwell Christmas [Integrity Music]
Jason Gray Remind Me You're Here - Single [Centricity]
Donnie McClurkin A Different Song [CamDon Music/RCA Inspiration]


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