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November, 2009


*Wednesday, November 25th 2009*

Switchfoot
JFH News Shorts featuring Switchfoot, Skillet, Day Of Fire, Jars Of Clay: Each year, Switchfoot offers fans a unique holiday package deal in their own webstore and this year, an exclusive live DVD entitled The Best Yet - Live is part of the deal... "The Holidays are right around the corner, which means our special Holiday Package is now available! This year our new live DVD - 'The Best Yet - Live' - is available to purchase exclusively with the holiday package. Featuring 12 songs, this DVD was shot in Nashville in 2008 during our Music Builds Tour. Please see track-listing below...
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Casting Crowns
GRAMMY, AMA and five-time Dove Award-winning “Group of the Year,” Casting Crowns (Beach Street/Reunion Records) logs a new sales milestone with this week’s blockbuster debut of its fourth studio album, Until The Whole World Hears. The album scanned 167,432 copies its first week, making it No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Current Contemporary Christian Album Chart and No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Casting Crowns’ Until The Whole World Hears is the third strongest album debut in the country on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart behind John Mayer...
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*Tuesday, November 24th 2009*

Brandon Heath
The popular co-headlined “Follow You Tour” featuring GRAMMY and AMA nominated, GMA Dove Award winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath and GRAMMY-nominated progressive rock act, Leeland wrapped following the final show on Sunday, Nov. 22, in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Rounding out the impressive lineup with special guest Francesca Battistelli, three of the top...
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Pillar
With the powerful arrival of its sixth studio album, Confessions (9/22), Pillar continues to impress critics and fans alike. Known for unparalleled energy, commitment to excellence and consistently surpassing fan expectations, the hard rock quartet delivers big on its album’s weighty message with a new book produced by Pillar’s frontman, Rob Beckley and American Bible Society, aptly titled “Confessions...
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MxPx
MxPx, the notorious punk rockers out of the great Northwest are digitally releasing a 14-track Christmas album titled Punk Rawk Christmas through their label, Rock City Recording Company on December 1. This special holiday offering has been over 10 years in the making; one punk-carol classic released each year (sometimes two) to their PxPx Fan Club for over a decade has now been packaged along with one new original track, “Punk Rawk Christmas” and the soon-to-be-classic punk cover of “Auld Lang Syne.” This year marks the band’s 17-year anniversary...
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Three of the east coasts’ fastest rising bands – Sent By Ravens, Life On Repeat, and Hollywood Lies – have teamed for a December tour, dubbed the “Follow Us On Twittour”, and Twitter contest. Headliners, Sent By Ravens, were recently picked up by Tooth and Nail Records; their forthcoming debut full-length was produced by label mate Matt Carter of Emery and producer Aaron Sprinkle (Underoath, The Almost). The band are hometown heroes in their native Myrtle Beach, SC, where they have headlined at the House of Blues...
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Norma Jean
Calling all Norma Jean fans--get your video phones & flip cams charged and ready to record the live performance of their new song, "Kill More Presidents," for their current EXPLOSIONS 2009 Tour. The band is asking fans to use their portable digital cameras to film the band playing the new song live and then upload to a microsite after the show. Norma Jean will then create a live music video with all material coming from fan submissions. For those who submit video clips, Norma Jean offer a hefty set of prizes from...
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Tammy Trent
Singer/songwriter, author and speaker Tammy Trent was named Inspirational Female Vocalist of the Year at the Christian Music Hall of Fame 2009 Visionary Awards Show, held recently in Frisco, Texas. Trent performed “Edge of the Water,” from her latest recording Stronger, during the ceremony. Additional 2009 Christian Music Hall of Fame Visionary Award winners included Natalie Grant, MercyMe, Kirk Franklin and Brandon Heath, among others...
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Mary Mary
Record-breaking gospel-duo, Mary Mary, won the award for Favorite Artist in the Contemporary Inspirational category at last night’s 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. This is the second American Music Award win for Mary Mary who walked away with the Favorite Inspirational/Christian Contemporary Artist Award in 2005. The American Music Award win helps to close a banner year for Mary Mary who in 2009 have already won a Grammy® Award, a Dove Award, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award for their...
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*Monday, November 23rd 2009*

SCC
Steven Curtis Chapman recently shared his story of faith and hope with US Weekly magazine in their Nov. 3 issue in addition to CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/12/steven.curtis.chapman/index.html), in a story that was quickly one of their most read features of the day. In it Chapman spoke candidly about the emotional journey he and his family have been on the past 18 months since the passing of his daughter Maria. Chapman can also be seen in an upcoming issue of PEOPLE Magazine set to hit newsstands in early December. On Thanksgiving Day, the singer/songwriter will be featured on Larry King Live for their HEROES special, where Chapman will be speaking with King and performing his debut single...
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John Reuben
In preparation for the release of the album Sex Drugs and Self-Control, four songs from Gotee recording artist John Reuben are now available as digital download bundles for $.99/each. These include both the digital download of the song, as well as the corresponding video. The No Be Nah single/video bundle is the final digital pre-sell installment, available for only .99. The video, like the others in the series, was directed by Jeremy Hughes for Elevate Pictures...
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Six time vocal group of the year Diamond Rio appeared on Fox News’ hit show “Huckabee” on Saturday, November 21 and performed their latest single “God Is There” alongside host Mike Huckabee. From Hosted by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, “Huckabee" is a talk show that covers a variety of topics from politics and...
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*Saturday, November 21st 2009*

August Burns Red
JFH News Shorts featuring August Burns Red, Skillet, Number One Gun, Day Of Fire, The Almost: August Burns Red announced some exciting news today with all kinds of updates ont he band. Check it out below... "Hello friends! Today happens to be the last day of our tour in Europe with Bring Me The Horizon and A Day To Remember. We’ve had a terrific time traveling the continent with this tour package, selling out clubs across the board, and meeting lots of new and incredible people along the way. That said, it’s time for August Burns Red to return to the United States...
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*Friday, November 20th 2009*

Phil Wickham
INO Records’ critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham’s latest record Heaven and Earth (November 17) is already receiving much praise with ChristianMusicToday.com among others naming it one of the top albums of 2009: “Wickham is moving in a fascinating direction with his sound, and with this album he seems to be testing the waters a bit. It makes the prospect of future...
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*Thursday, November 19th 2009*

GMA
The Gospel Music Association officially announces its calendar of events for the 2010 season. Among the year's key events are GMA Dove Week, the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, and IMMERSE 2010. GMA Dove Week 2010, a newly structured Gospel Music Week, will kick off Monday, April 19 with the ASCAP Christian Music Awards. The week will additionally include an Artist Summit and the BMI Christian Music Awards. Similar to GRAMMY Week or CMA Week, GMA Dove Week...
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Fireflight
Tune in and watch as Orlando-based rock band Fireflight hosts a LIVE Web cast revealing new music from its upcoming third album, For Those Who Wait releasing Feb. 9. Band members will discuss new songs and take questions from viewers. THIS Friday (tomorrow), Nov. 20, the public is welcome to participate in a special webcast at 4pm...
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Newsboys
Newsboys “That’s The Way We Roll” Tour with Seventh Day Slumber, MeInMotion, and Bread of Stone, setting the stage for 2 nights of music and ministry in Ft. Wayne and Tucson October 18 and 31 respecively. The featured evangelist reunites original front man, John James, with Newsboys, a band with whom he performed for 16 years. James message was powerful –“The God of the Second Chance,” and following the invitation, James joined the prayer team to pray and speak with those who responded. New to the Reach events was the addition of...
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Seabird
Cincinnati pop-rock band Seabird’s “Joy to the World” will be featured on tonight’s episode of the ABC award-winning series, “Grey’s Anatomy.” The spotlight is timely for Seabird, who heads out next month on a national promotional tour in support of its Dec. 15 release, Rocks Into Rivers. Helping to fuel the momentum of its forthcoming release, Seabird’s modern take on “Joy to the World” will be featured on...
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Introducing Chris McClarney releasing Jan. 26, 2010 from Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution draws attention to the soulful-voiced, modern worship songs of Chris McClarney, the unassuming lead worshiper whose music is traveling to the far reaches of Christian church worldwide. A worshipper dedicated to drawing the eyes, heart and minds of the church toward its heavenly Father, McClarney’s songs...
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Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers is excited to announce that he will be joining the 2009 Winter Wonder Slam Tour as a member of TobyMac’s Diverse City Band. As he gears up to hit the road, “Ground Zero,” the first single from his forthcoming album, continues to make an impact at radio. Chambers will be playing guitar and keyboard in the Diverse City Band, and will also step out to perform his “Mr. Talkbox” guest spots, as featured on TobyMac’s three albums...
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33Miles
33Miles will launch their second annual “Believe“ tour this December with the help of Food for the Hungry and INO Records’ label mate Jonny Diaz. Church worship teams and choirs will join the band on each of the eleven tour stops and take part in the musical line up for the evening. The tour will feature music from 33Miles’ debut Christmas release titled Believe that is available exclusively at Family Christian Stores this holiday season. The band’s third studio album was produced by Nathan Nockels...
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Multi-platinum selling group Diamond Rio will be appearing on Fox News’ hit show “Huckabee” this Saturday, November 21 at 8pm ET. The band will be performing “God Is There” off of their latest Word Records’ release The Reason. Diamond Rio also released their first autobiography Beautiful Mess from Thomas Nelson coinciding with the album release. Hosted by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, “Huckabee" is a talk show that covers a variety of topics from politics...
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*Wednesday, November 18th 2009*

Haste The Day
Today Taco Bell® announced 100 bands that made the 2009 Feed the Beat™ lineup, which included Solid State Records’ Haste the Day. Celebrating its fourth year, Feed the Beat provides free food and marketing support to America’s up-and-coming rock acts. This year, in addition to Haste the Day, touring bands from across the nation, including The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Forever The Sickest Kids, We The Kings, Atreyu, Owl City and more, will receive $500 in Taco Bell Bucks for...
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toby
JFH News Shorts featuring TobyMac, Danyew, The Showdown, Showbread, Britt Nicole, Above The Golden State, NEEDTOBREATHE, Project 86, Spoken: TobyMac's current single, "City On Our Knees," from his upcoming new studio album set to release in February, is in stores now including Amazon or your favorite Christian retailer including Lifeway and Mardel. The disc available in stores also features an all new remix of the radio hit "Lose My Soul," a rare remix of "Boomin," and an interview with TobyMac about the single and new album. Be sure to pick up your copy...
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Skillet
As their “AWAKE & ALIVE” tour packs houses across the U.S., Atlantic/Ardent/INO rockers SKILLET’s 2006 release, “COMATOSE,” has been certified GOLD by the RIAA, while their latest effort, “AWAKE,” which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 2, has surpassed 200,000 units in just 12 weeks. Likewise, “AWAKE” remains a top-ten charting Christian project, best-selling CD overall on Billboard’s Top 200, a top 30 best-seller on iTunes® Rock album...
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Flyleaf
Memento Mori, the new album from A&M/Octone recording group FLYLEAF, debuts at No. 8 on The Billboard 200, selling 56, 400 copies in its first week of release according to Nielsen SoundScan. Recorded with Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects), who also produced the band's self-titled Platinum debut, Memento Mori is a compelling blend of bold guitars and soaring melodies, anchored by the honest lyrics and transcendent vocals of lead singer, Lacey...
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Jason Gray
Jason Gray is continuing to generate strong support from press and fans for his latest release, Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue. Media accolades for the project have been strong and have solidified Jason as one of the top-notch singer/songwriters in the Christian industry with his second album on Centricity Music. JesusFreakHideout.com - “Everything Sad… is a gem.” Worship Leader Magazine – “Gray’s songs don’t really work as background music, they demand to be listened to and considered...
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Phil Keaggy
Legendary singer/songwriter, guitarist and Grammy-nominated Gospel Music Hall of Famer Phil Keaggy deftly communicates the essence of the Christmas season on Welcome Inn: A Phil Keaggy Christmas, his latest independent release. The CD is available today on philkeaggy.com and is coming soon to iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital distribution outlets. With Welcome Inn, Keaggy has crafted a project that is at once both intimate and accessible, with brand-new songs that feel like Christmas standards...
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*Tuesday, November 17th 2009*

Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith's latest five-song EP releases today and is available to fans everywhere via iTunes.com and all other digital retailers. The self-titled CD will also be offered at live shows as Smith performs on the 20-city Winter Wonder Slam tour, along with tobyMac, Relient K, and fellow Gotee Records' new artist B.Reith. Stephanie Smith, the EP, heralds the producer handiwork of Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, House Of Heroes, Deas Vail) with Smith co-writing all five of the tracks that include "Back To Innocence", "Heart Attack", "Pieces Of My Heart", "If You Really...
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Matthew West
Award-winning singer/songwriter Matthew West heads toward the holidays with a mission to remind others of the true reason for the season. West was inspired by the song “Give This Christmas Away,” to be serviced to radio Nov. 27, which he wrote and recorded in conjunction with VeggieTales for its new DVD release, Saint Nicholas—A Story of Joyful Giving. The campaign calls attention to practical ways we can reach out to those in need....
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Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander and Marty Roe are getting ready to upgrade last years running shoes and continue to add to the over 133,000 training miles that have been walked or run as part of an initiative to raise money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Diamond Rio has opened recruitment for runners or walkers for Team Rio 2010 in preparation for the Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon on April 24, 2010....
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*Monday, November 16th 2009*

Big Daddy Weave
Big Daddy Weave and Contemporary Christian radio network KLOVE are introducing a campaign this week to honor military families across the nation during Christmastime. Influenced by “I’ll Be Brave This Christmas,” the band’s forthcoming radio single from their recently released and first Christmas album, Christ Is Come, Big Daddy Weave and KLOVE wish to celebrate and thank American soldiers by helping military families in need....
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*Friday, November 13th 2009*

Haste The Day
Solid State Records’ Haste the Day has successfully carved their niche market with more than 230,000 album sales statewide, killer touring in 2008-09 and the release of their fourth studio album last fall, “Dreamer.” Now the hardcore band from Indiana is hitting the road with the Napalm & Noise Tour beginning next Thursday, Nov. 20th in Illinois (dates/markets below) with All That Remains, The Devil Wars Prada and Story of the Year. The road has become a second home for Haste the Day as last October they were direct support....
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*Thursday, November 12th 2009*

SCC
Continuing to fight for the staggering number of orphans worldwide, Show Hope has partnered for the fourth year in a row with Worldwide Photography, an organization that provides Santa photos during the holiday season in shopping malls across America. Starting last week on November 5th and going through the Christmas season, 215 malls nationwide will kick off the program "A Family For Christmas," which will offer families who purchase photos with Santa the option to donate $1 or more to support the adoption and orphan cause. All proceeds will go to Show Hope's Adoption Aid Grant program....
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Owl City
Universal Republic Records’ basement launched phenomenon Owl City reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week after originally hitting the #1 position two weeks ago with the smash hit “Fireflies.” The song continues to break boundaries at radio as it is top 10 at both Top 40 and Hot AC formats along with impressive showings at Alternative, Triple A, and Rhythm Crossover making it one of the most requested songs in the US. “Fireflies” also sold an amazing 200,000 digital singles this week bringing sales totals over a million. Combining an impressive radio story, huge sales, a #1 song, a sold out tour in the....
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KJ-52
JFH Morning News Shorts featuring KJ-52, Seabird, Jonezetta, Robbie Seay Band, Switchfoot: KJ-52 is taking a casting call for his next video! Check out the details below... "If you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and have NO DANCING SKILLS, come out on December 15th to be a dancer for KJ-52's new music video for "Tweezy Dance"! We are looking for people who want to dance silly, dress up in costumes, make a fool, etc. in order to be in a music video. Show up at Otto Budig Theater on Northern Kentucky....
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*Wednesday, November 11th 2009*

MxPx
After a wildly successful 17th anniversary summer, complete with a fan "favorites" live broadcast performance, the punk-pop gurus of Bremerton, WA are back at it again. Now, MxPx are set to release Left Coast Punk, their latest EP (the bands first in five years), through their very own label, Rock City Recording Company. MxPx has always been the harder-and-faster variety of punk playing bands, the band coined the phrase....
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Belfast, Ireland-based modern worship band Bluetree, whose acclaimed album, God Of This City, has become one the best selling Christian recordings this year, announces the formation of StandOut International. The new charity is an organization that has become a natural, non-profit extension of Bluetree’s pursuit of worship, music and justice. The worldwide success of Bluetree’s song, “God Of This City,” has given the band a platform for sharing its message of hope for the exploited and voiceless around the world....
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Joanna Martino
Building on the success of her debut album, My World, newly married Joanna Martino Beasley is excited to announce the release of her sophomore project, Patiently Waiting, available now. Her marriage to Kerry Beasley in late 2008 served as a catalyst for the new album. “This project is a beautiful collage of the past few years growing, changing and learning more about the love of Christ through my marriage to Kerry,” explains Joanna, who will now be going by her married name, Beasley....
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*Tuesday, November 10th 2009*

Group 1 Crew
KJ-52 and Group 1 Crew announce their co-headlining tour the MODERN DAY HEROES TOUR, which will kick off in February 2010. The MODERN DAY HEROES TOUR will be a 30 date tour hitting more than 15 states across the country for over six weeks. This co-headlining tour will be filled with vertical rhymes, high energy dance moves, and possibly even a few surprises. You can expect all the same energy and showmanship that both KJ-52 and Group 1 Crew bring to their own shows all....
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Mikeschair
Even though Curb Records' MIKESCHAIR is thrilled to officially release their first-ever music video, "Let The Waters Rise," they are glad the video shoot is over. For those of us who spend time watching music videos instead of creating them, we don't have any idea of the effort it takes to actually make one. Here's MIKESCHAIR's story. Their unique video was shot on the Pacific Ocean coast among the beautiful scenery of Cape Kiwanda located in Pacific City, Oregon. With the coast and sand dunes as their backdrop, MIKESCHAIR....
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The Katinas
The most special time of the year is only a few weeks away and The Katinas are helping the celebration begin. "Sounds of Christmas," the Katinas newest project, releasing November 10th is already receiving rave reviews from radio and media as the classic song "Little Drummer Boy" is being added to playlists. Creating songs that families could enjoy together has always been the focus of the Katinas music and ministry. "Sounds of Christmas" continues to follow that pattern with such holiday....
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*Monday, November 9th 2009*

toby
JFH News Shorts featuring TobyMac, Superchick, Christmas Rock Night, SONICFLOOd: The new anticipated release from TobyMac, which features his new single "City On Our Knees," now has cover art and an album title! Tonight is the new album title and will street on February 9 from Forefront Records / EMI CMG. Check out the cover art inside the full report....
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Aaron Shust
Brash Music has announced the release of Aaron Shust’s Christmas EP. The digital project, Shust’s first for the holidays, is available exclusively at major online retailers including iTunes and Amazon.com. The Christmas EP’s three songs include “God Has Come To Earth” and “Silent Night.” The third, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” is already a Top 5 radio hit that has become a staple of Christian radio airplay during the Christmas season. The release follows a busy year for Shust. In August, he released his third CD....
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*Friday, November 6th 2009*

Family Force 5
Family Force 5's Christmas Pageant Tour is almost here and the band is offering fans a chance to win a part in the performance! Check out their announcement below... "We’re busy making plans and gearing up for The Family Force 5 Christmas Pageant and we want YOU to be part of the show! In each tour city we’ll be picking two pairs of people to join us ON STAGE during the show and be a *special* part of The Pageant. So, how can you be a part of the show? Simply by being the amazing fans that you are and helping us promote The Pageant Tour and album! GET CREATIVE! Here are a few ideas...
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delirious
The UK-based, RIAA Certified Gold-selling, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning band Delirious? releases its History Makers: Greatest Hits CD today (Nov. 6) worldwide and Nov. 17 in North America on Kingsway (Survivor) with EMI CMG Distribution. The album includes the definitive Delirious? songs that inspired a generation of worshippers to live life “out loud,” and that continue to be sung today throughout the world by literally millions of people every week. Included in this collection are such genre defining modern worship classics as “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever....
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*Thursday, November 5th 2009*

Casting Crowns
Tune in tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6, to hear Group of the Year Casting Crowns live during the first broadcast performance of its new song "Glorious Day," off the band's highly-anticipated fourth album Until The Whole World Hears releasing Nov. 17. The 700 Club airs at 10 am, 11 pm & 3 am PST, on ABC Family, TBN, NRB, SkyAngel, CTN, FamilyNet and local network affiliates. Check local listings....
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Jimmy Needham
Jimmy Needham and band gather at Ronnie's Place Studio in Nashville, Tenn. to begin work on his third Inpop Records studio release. Produced by Calvin Turner (Marc Broussard, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz), the album is due out in April. Pictured (l-r) are Court Clement (guitar), Dan Needham (drums), Jamie Kenney (keys), Calvin Turner, Jimmy Needham and Gary Burnette (guitar). For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jimmy's latest album, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lWESgAXeCs....
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SCC
Critics nationwide are showing overwhelming support for Beauty Will Rise, the latest from multi-platinum selling artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Across the board people agree Beauty Will Rise is unlike any other Chapman release. Calling it his most candid work yet, the project is filled with “raw lyrics and honest emotion” that while bringing “many to tears,” also “gives tremendous hope” to all who listen....
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Big Idea
VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas—A Story of Joyful Giving is No. 1! Since its release October 3rd, Saint Nicholas remains the No. 1 new children's video since its debut according to Nielsen Soundscan's CMTA chart. See what the critics are saying about this brand new holiday release, just in time for Christmas! “This DVD uses humor very appropriate for its audience and exhibits cinematographic, artistic, and musical excellence…the moral values behind the title are exceptional. Not only does it bring in an international perspective, but it promotes service to and compassion for....
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Great Worship Songs, a worship centric imprint of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, proudly announces the January 26, 2010 release Everywhere from Geron Davis, an album produced and arranged by Geron Davis and Bradley Knight. Known as the writer of multiple worship anthems, such as “Holy Ground,” “In the Presence of Jehovah” and “Mercy Saw Me,” this is Davis’ fourth national release and his debut on Great Worship Songs. A blended modern worship album full of driving guitars, soaring vocals and gospel rhythms, Everywhere introduces nine new songs....
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Echoing Angels
Former INO Records pop rock act Echoing Angels are preparing for a big year in 2010 after the band teams up with new management and prepare for their long awaited sophomore album. The guys announced, "Hello friends! This is a very exciting time in the family of Echoing Angels. We have been on quite a journey this year, and are grateful to be "on the other side" now. We recently signed new management with Patton House Entertainment (Rush Of Fools, Jimmy Needham & Joy Lippard) in Nashville. Also, linked arms with a new business (financial) management company headed by....
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*Wednesday, November 4th 2009*

Demon Hunter
Here is the latest late 2009 / early 2010 news on Tooth & Nail's label family of artists, thanks to Overture Media... In the studio: Children 18:3 going into the studio in December to work on their second record - this will be the follow-up to the HIGHLY acclaimed self-titled debut. Demon Hunter has been recording in the studio this past month finishing up in November for their 2010 studio release. Since October is finishing up their sophomore record with Travis Wyrick. The band is posting studio....
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Gearing up for the release of his new album early next year, Byron Chambers, better known as “Mr. Talkbox,” is pleased to debut the first single, “Ground Zero,” currently playing on radio stations across the country and available for purchase on iTunes. “I am overwhelmed by the response to my new single ‘Ground Zero,’” says Chambers. “Being outside the norm is sometimes scary, but the positive reaction shows that people in this day and age are looking for something different and unique....
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Seabird
JFH News Shorts featuring Seabird, Switchfoot, Anberlin, Run Kid Run: "Don't You Know You're Beautiful," the lead single from Seabird's forthcoming December 15 release, Rocks Into Rivers, is available today at iTunes.com, Amazon.com, and all digital music outlets. Purchase the song online or come see the band debut music from Rocks Into Rivers live on tour with David Crowder*Band this fall and on its headlining album release tour in December: www.myspace.com/seabird. Exclusive pre-order packages for Rocks Into Rivers are also available now at http://seabird.storenvy.com....
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GMA
The Gospel Music Association is now live with its first-ever online auction offering one-of-a-kind memorabilia, autographed CDs and promotional items along with unique VIP experiences from top Christian artists. Auction highlights include the "Christmas Coffee" with Amy Grant and "In the Studio" with Michael W. Smith experiences, as well as a MercyMe autographed Epiphone guitar. Other auction listings include: Dolly Parton-Autographed Book, CD, and more; DeGarmo & Key-Autographed Keyboard...
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*Tuesday, November 3rd 2009*

The Almost
The Almost's new Tooth & Nail/Virgin/EMI album Monster Monster hits stores today, Nov. 3. In gearing up for the new release, the band has hooked up with retailer Best Buy to release an exclusive fan deluxe package of Monster Monster. The deluxe package includes limited edition swag from the band: t-shirt, trading cards, collector stickers and two bonus tracks (West and Wrong) and is on sale for $19.99 (the standard album is also on sale for $7.99). Fans can check out live in-stores at Best Buy stores in Houston (11/5) and Dallas (11/6) and also have the opportunity to chat live...
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Norma Jean
Acclaimed post-hardcore heavy rockers Norma Jean signs with Razor & Tie and plans a 2010 album release. The band will headline the "Explosions 2009" US tour in late November through December. Norma Jean will play their breakthrough album Bless The Martyr and Kiss the Child in its entirety on select dates. This is the band's first headlining trek since the Fall of last year and boasts an impressive lineup - Horse The Band, The Chariot and Arsonists Get All The Girls...
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Abandon Kansas
Coming off an amazing fall tour with House of Heroes and The Wedding, Abandon Kansas has just recorded their own version of the Christmas classic, O Come All Ye Faithful, available exclusively as a digital download on November 17. The band has also released a video of the recording session for the song, which can be found on the Abandon Kansas YouTube channel at...
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RSJ
November 3, 2009 – One of the biggest name artists in contemporary Christian music -- Australian born Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James, whose record sales have soared into the millions globally, is about to add her first leading role on film to her impressive list of accomplishments. Her debut lead role is in the November 17th national release on DVD of “Sarah’s Choice,” a faith and values based production with a strong pro life message. The film is being released by Pure Flix Entertainment...
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TFK
Carrie gives props to two tracks from Thousand Foot Krutch's newest album "Welcome To The Masquerade" in her iTunes Celebrity Playlist posted today on her street day. Check out what she has to say: "Fire It Up": "I love love love this band. They can do it all! Awesome. Trevor has amazing vocals paired with GIANT guitars. Makes me jump around the room!" "Already Home": "Once again, I love this band. This song is just great ...enough said!...
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Paul Baloche
Two-time Dove Award winning Paul Baloche releases his eighth collection of new worship songs, Glorious, today (Nov. 3) on Integrity Music amidst critical and peer acclaim. In addition to the CD, worship resources for Glorious include a print and digital songbook, CD trax and more. Baloche’s peers, including Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton and Martin Smith (Delirious?/CompassionArt), share their enthusiasm for Baloche and his new album as Worship Leader...
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pureNRG
PureNRG will be hosting a live chat with members of their FREE online community to share details about their upcoming music video, “Radio.” The singing and dancing trio of Caroline, Carolyn, and Jordan recorded this new video on location at NASA Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. ClubNRG members can join the chat on November 3rd at 5 pm Central time. Yahoo! Kids will premiere the new pureNRG video on Friday, November 5th. “Radio” is the second single...
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iWORSHIP/Connect, the latest in Integrity Music's popular series of CDs, DVDs and worship resource materials, is set to street Tuesday, November 3. The two-disc collection contains 30 of the most popular worship songs sung in churches each week by some of today's most influential worship leaders including Hillsong United, Lincoln Brewster, Kari Jobe, Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche and more. Among the featured songs are "Mighty To Save," "Revelation Song," "How Great Is Our God...
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A Hope For Home began as an emotional outlet for a group of friends during a season of loss and has blossomed into a vivacious and dedicated project. The band, known for their richly woven musical textures, deftly combine electronic beats with live drums and metal-influenced guitars with the warmth of synthesizers. A Hope For Home signed with Facedown Records in November 2009 after releasing The Everlasting Man on Strike First Records. The concept behind their new album consists of two parts: "The first half [of the album] is dark and hopeless...
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Casting Crowns
In an unprecedented six-year span, with 4.5 million career album sales, Casting Crowns readies for the Nov. 17 release of its fourth studio album, titled Until The Whole World Hears. The five-time Dove Award-winning “Group of the Year” remains focused on discipleship through music with its new 11-song collection, featuring boldly-honest lyrics from lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall, giving listeners a fresh, relevant perspective on loving God and loving people. With Hall’s 18 years in youth ministry, the band’s message remains rooted in the student services he has led on a weekly basis since 2001...
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*Monday, November 2nd 2009*

Britt Nicole
Sparrow recording artist Britt Nicole presents “The Lost Get Found,” the debut music video from her Aug. 11, 2009 release of the same title. Helping to promote its launch are national Christian radio network KLOVE and Gospel/Christian music television network, the Gospel Music Channel. Produced and directed by Endeavor Media, “The Lost Get Found” was filmed over a two-day road trip intended to capture the song’s message on tape. The video documents Britt reaching out to those in need by offering prayer...
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