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October, 2007



*Monday, October 29th, 2007*


Showbread
Rockers Showbread have not only announced a new album to be released in the Spring, but have announced TWO new albums released on the very same day. Below are some details from the band about the project dubbed Anorexia Nervosa... "We have finished recording our new record; it is now going to be mixed by Ulrich wild. As we've said many times over, Showbread prefers recreating the band's musical tone with every album, this album is no exception...
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Kevin Max
With Kevin Max's third full-length solo album releasing December 26th, Max has made the announcement of a new film project... "Initial reports on the film by Dan Millican (Striking Range, The Gunman) is that Kevin Max is slated to play the lead Johnny Thunder, filming begins in Texas January 7 2008. Under the working title Sons of Thunder, the film deals with the breakdown and subsequent lifestyle of a Christian Rock musician under incredible stress...
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Carried Away
Carried Away took home an award for Pop/Contemporary Song Of The Year for "I Want You" at GMA Canada’s 29th Annual Covenant Awards on Friday, October 26th. The Canadian trio took a break from their current North American tour with JUMP5 to pick up the award in Calgary, Alberta...
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Cross Movement
Cross Movement Records is pleased to announce that GRAMMY and Dove Award-nominated hip-hop group The Cross Movement has been nominated for a 2008 Stellar Award in the category of "Rap/Hip-Hop Gospel CD of the Year" for their latest project, HIStory: Our Place In His Story. The 23rd Annual Stellar Awards will take place January 12, 2008 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., and is the largest gospel music awards show in America...
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Integrity Media is set to launch WorshipKitchen.com, a revolutionary new platform for the sale and digital download of worship music and other church resources from a growing array of leading publishers. WorshipKitchen’s key ingredients include an extensive database of worship resources such as chord charts, lyric sheets, vocal tracks, transposable sheet music, choir arrangements and video files, all supported by a powerful library that makes it easy to store, organize and share resources...
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*Sunday, October 28th, 2007*


Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Channel will have the exclusive national broadcast of the 2007 GMA Dove Awards, which were held earlier this year in Nashville. The Doves is gospel music’s biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration as the Gospel Music Association (GMA) bestows gospel’s highest honor -- the Dove Award. The 38th GMA Annual Dove Awards on Gospel Music Channel will premiere on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and on...
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Sara Groves
Join Sara Groves in celebrating the release of her new CD Tell Me What You Know on Saturday evening November 17, 7:30pm at Maranatha Hall on the campus of Northwestern College. Sara's new album Tell Me What You Know will be releasing November 6th, on INO Records. Special Pre-Order Pricing is available now when you order at saragroves.com. On her new album, Tell Me What You Know, Sara explores what she has learned over the past two years, lessons on the value...
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Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith recently returned from a two-week tour of Europe where he performed to sold-out crowds in Italy, England and Holland as his new album It’s A Wonderful Christmas debuted at No. three with more than ten thousand scans on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. In addition, he performed in South Africa and spent time visiting the staff at the Living Hope Clinic in Cape Town. “I’m thankful that I got to see the work that’s...
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Aussie-grown Hillsong United will re-release its best-selling Integrity Music release All of the Above as a special Bonus DVD Edition on October 30. The following week, the band will come to the U.S. for Hillsong United Conference, the first time the world-class modern worship band has brought its popular youth event to North America...
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*Friday, October 26th, 2007*


Pillar
Starting last night, ESPN began use of the new Pillar song, "For the Love of the Game," during montages highlighting the 2007 WORLD SERIES on its program, BASEBALL TONIGHT. ESPN will continue use of the song through Nov. 1, which is the scheduled-date for game 7 of the 2007 World Series (if necessary). "For the Love of the Game" is the title-track to Pillar's Feb. 26, 2008 release, and has already...
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Switchfoot As the tragedy of the wildfires devastate parts of San Diego, California, frontman of SD native rock band Switchfoot, Jon Foreman, recently commented on the disaster to fans: "Hi all, It's been a crazy week, so hard to be away from the ones you love in a crisis like this. A big chunk of of my hometown of San Diego burned down this week. A strange birthday present indeed. Thank you for all of your support and prayers...
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The Glory Revealed tour featuring Mac Powell, Brian Littrell, Shane & Shane, David Nasser, and Tim Neufeld, among others, recently recorded a 90-minute concert that will be offered to more than 4,000 churches on October 26, 27, and 28, 2007, via the Church Communication Network (CCN), as part of CCN’s Renaissance Concert Series. The special concert was recorded in Lancaster, Ohio and includes the No. 1 radio song from Glory Revealed, “By His Wounds”, along with the powerful, worship experience that is Glory Revealed...
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MercyMe
The first single from MercyMe's forthcoming All That Is Within Me, “God With Us,” is available on iTunes right now! Just click here to preview and download it now. Also mark your calendars, MM fans. On October 30th, MercyMe’s “God With Us” ringtone and ringback will be available for...
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*Thursday, October 25th, 2007*


Dan Haseltine
Dan Haseltine’s bestselling children’s book, The One, The Only Magnificent Me was just declared a BOOK SENSE 2007-2008 Winter Children's Pick Selection, as voted on by over 2,200 independent bookstores across the country. The book has received wide acclaim, not only from bookstores, parents, and kids, but from newspapers around the country...
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Kevin Max
This November, Starkville, Mississippi will hold its first annual Johnny Cash Flower Pickin’ Festival, featuring a symbolic posthumous pardon to Cash, and a line-up of musicians closely associated with the late singer and American icon. The event will be held November 2-4, 2007, and will feature performances by Joanne Cash and Kevin Max, as well as Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives and others...
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Andrew Peterson
Prolific singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson is set to take his popular Christmas concert on the road with friends and special guests Sara Groves, Bebo Norman, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga, Garett Buell, Cason Cooley, Marcus Myers, Gabe Scott and Ben Shive for his annual Christmas tour, which features Peterson’s acclaimed Christmas musical Behold The Lamb Of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ. The tour begins November 27th in Elkhorn, NE, which will mark the 8th year that Peterson and friends have taken their Christmas concert on the road.
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Pettidee
Veteran "dirty south, hip-hop" rapper Pettidee is blessed and highly favored. The month of October has proven fruitful with such accomplishments as an Ensound Music Award for "Best Holy Hip Holy Album," a cover story in the Love Express, the NY Metropolitan area's largest Christian newspaper, a feature in CCM Magazine AND a Stellar Award nomination for "Rap Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year." Indeed Pettidee is cranking it up with newly released Resurrections: Past, Present and Future, in stores now! When asked how he feels of his latest accomplishments, Pettidee simply responds "There is no me without Him"...
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*Wednesday, October 24th, 2007*


Fireflight
Brand new music from female-led rock band Fireflight will debut tonight on NBC with the band’s yet unreleased track “Unbreakable” selected to air in promotion for the network’s new hit show “Bionic Woman”The promotional spots begin airing tonight on NBC and will run throughout the week. The high-impact new song is the title track for Fireflight’s forthcoming sophomore album releasing spring 2008. Although the album is months from release at retail, the title track is an instant hit with NBC executives...
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Chris Tomlin
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year and the Gospel Music Association’s Artist of the Year, worship leader Chris Tomlin extends his highly successful “How Great Is Our God Tour” to include an additional 14 dates this fall. Speaker and author Louie Giglio again joins Tomlin, who introduced a special tour edition of See The Morning with bonus material yesterday...
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John Schlitt
John Schlitt, multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist, announces his signing with the Franklin, Tennessee based Fused Management. Schlitt will release his third solo album, The Grafting, in January through TAG Artist Group - his first solo effort in more than ten years. Ricky B. Rogers, vice-president and co-founder of Fused Management, is looking forward to working with Schlitt on this new chapter in his career. “I am excited and thrilled to have John on board with Fused. I see a new energy being breathed into John’s career with our partnership, because we’re in this as a team...
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SCC
Celebrating the moment with the release of his new studio project, This Moment (Sparrow Records), multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning Steven Curtis Chapman receives media acclaim, radio success and continues to raise inspiring numbers for orphans worldwide. This week, fans get a taste of what Chapman created on his sixteenth studio project and what is being praised as “among the best of his career” (Billboard) and “a thoughtful original” (USA Today)...
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toby
TobyMac is doing it again with his Winter Wonder Slam Tour this year! Hitting the road with Toby this time around will be Sanctus Real, Aaron Shust and Story Side:B. Don't miss one of the few opportunites to see this show on the road! You can catch them in Jacksonville, FL, Nashville, TN, and High Point, NC starting December 13th...
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Nate Huss
Nate Huss was only three weeks old when he was placed in the arms of his loving adopted family—the Huss Family of Phoenix who had seven other adopted children from around the globe. Today, at 22, and one of the most promising new artists in contemporary Christian music, with his debut album Here With Me (Slanted Records) Nate is speaking out as a voice of support for November’s National Adoption Awareness Month...
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Time Life is releasing the most comprehensive Christian music collection ever assembled. Songs 4 Ever features a star-studded roster of artists and spans Christian music over the past three decades. The project, that showcases ten CDs with 150 songs, will be available online at www.timelife.com and through television infomercials airing nationally, beginning October 26, 2007. Songs 4 Ever traces modern Christian music from its early pioneers like Phil Keaggy, Larry Norman, and Keith Green, and builds to today’s superstars...
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*Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007*


Skillet
Atlantic/INO Records rock band Skillet is revisiting their 2006 record Comatose this fall in the form of a Deluxe Edition. To be included on the re-release will be a brand new track that was originally intended for Comatose but wasn't finished in time, five acoustic tracks (only two have been heard previously), new album artwork and some behind-the-scenes video content. A representative of the band recently wrote...
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The Myriad
MTV2 has announced Kosmos Records/KOCH’s Seattle based band The Myriad as a top contender for the title of “MTV2 Dew Circuit Breakout.” During the month of September the network asked bands across the country to sign up for a shot at an MTV2 presence. MTV2's expert music and talent panel hand-selected The Myriad out of over 4000 bands in the US to be 1 of the 12 finalists...
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Joy Electric
Starting this weekend, anyone who orders the new Joy Electric remix album, Their Variables, (which you can ONLY order online at the Joy E. store) before the end of the month will receive a FREE copy of the Montgolfier and the Romantic Balloons EP...
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Phil Keaggy
Legendary guitarist and singer/songwriter Phil Keaggy makes his Autumn Records debut with the upcoming release of his new instrumental project, The Song Within, on November 6, 2007. When it comes to expressing The Song Within, few musicians of any genre, age or instrument have been as true to themselves and their art as Phil Keaggy. Throughout an incredibly prolific career that has spanned more than 30 years and produced more than 50 albums, that truth and honesty have permeated his work and ultimately given new meaning to the word "beauty"...
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Flame
More than 200 college students from 3 colleges in the Indianapolis area will travel to St. Louis this weekend, but not for the "So You Think You Dance" Tour. Campus Outreach of Indianapolis will visit the city with the students for their annual Retreat that is aimed to offer the students an environment to focus on Christ in their life and ways to maintain the balance with the tolls of college. Traveling for the first time this year, the Campus Outreach organization is prepared for the "St. Louis: Give Us The Truth" weekend beginning October 26th. The highlight of the weekend will include an appearance by national Gospel Rap recording artist FLAME – a native of St. Louis...
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*Saturday, October 20th, 2007*


Relient K
After seven years of touring, recording, and rehearsing, Dave Douglas has decided to leave Relient K. His final show will be 12/29. As a part of Relient K, he has been an amazing drummer, singer, collaborator, and friend. Before Dave joined the band, we were plagued with drummer turnover. Although he was the fifth drummer in two years, the moment he joined was the first time we ever felt like a complete band. He will be missed on the stage and on the road, and we wish him all the best... *For Dave's letter to fans, check out the full report*
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Disciple
INO rockers & Southern based group Disciple will be hitting the road again for the Southern Hospitality Tour with Tooth & Nail Record’s band Spoken, Brave New World Record’s The Wedding and Rocketown Record’s High Flight Society. Having just finished up their Scars Remain tour, the band will kick off the Southern Hospitality Tour on...
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*Friday, October 19th, 2007*


toby
With Portable Sounds firmly established as TobyMac’s best-selling solo project yet (following the Gold-selling Welcome to Diverse City and Momentum), ForeFront Records has announced they have signed a new recording deal with the award-winning and highly respected artist to a Multi-Album recording contract...
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Relient K
Relient K is in the running for McDonald’s current contest promotion where the winning act will have their music featured in the fast food chain’s TV commercial, as well as the winner’s image plastered on over 300 million french fry containers worldwide. With voting already underway at http://www.mcdlive.com, the polls close on October 31st...
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FFH
FFH, long recognized as one of contemporary Christian music’s most successful pop core/signature bands, releases their first ever worship album Worship In The Waiting, October 30th on the Kindred label imprint, distributed by Word Entertainment...
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Needtobreathe
After reviews heralding Atlantic/Word Records’ band NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest, The Heat, and three weeks and counting for their No. 1 Christian CHR hit single, “Signature of Divine (Yaweh)’, MTV shows “The Hills” and “Newport Harbor” have picked up two of the band’s songs for use in their shows. “The Hills” will use “We Could Run Away” from The Heat...
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Kevin Max
Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), Inc. has announced the signing of Kevin Max, one of Christian music's most recognizable voices. The deal includes representation in all areas of the entertainment industry, including television, motion pictures, concerts and tours, personal appearances and more. APA has offices in Beverly Hills, New York City and Nashville, where the talent agency recently announced the launch of their Christian Music Division. APA is the third major agency, along with William Morris and CAA, to offer...
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Krystal Meyers
Fans of Dove-nominated Krystal Meyers will get to experience a sampling of new music from the pop-rock artist tonight when ABC begins airing its promotion for its high-impact Sunday-Night Lineup which includes hit shows “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters” and “Extreme Home Makeover”...
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Newworldson
Home to today’s most influential Christian music artists, including newsboys, Mat Kearney, Shane and Shane, and Superchick, Inpop Records readies to launch its next big act with Newworldson. Featuring an energetic blend of pop, soul, and gospel, Newworldson will release its national label debut on...
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Third Day
The wait is finally over! Now you can be a part of Third Day’s new fan club and GET WIRED. By purchasing a Wired membership, you will have access to many exciting features including the following: Members only access to the Third Day Wired website, including late breaking band news and tour information EXCLUSIVE audio archive on WIRED's enhanced Third Day Radio Player. It features all of Third Day's...
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DecembeRadio
Slanted Records, a division of Spring Hill Music Group, Inc., has announced the release of an expanded edition of rock band DecembeRadio’s GRAMMY-nominated debut, self-titled release. In addition to the original song listing, the new edition, which hits stores on November 13th, includes an all-new single, an acoustic video performance of their hit “Drifter,” a previously unreleased audio recording of “Love Found Me (Love’s Got a Hold),” behind-the-scenes interview footage, a special fan sticker and new packaging. The original self-titled debut was awarded...
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Continuing its practice of bringing all genres of popular music to the mobile market, Hudson Entertainment announced yesterday an exclusive deal with Syntax Distribution to distribute ringtones, ringbacks, full-length tracks and videos from the label’s hottest contemporary Christian Rock, Gospel and Hip Hop artists. The products will be available for mobile phones later this year...
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Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, announced yesterday a three year deal with Indelible Creative Group. The announcement comes on the heels of Lionsgate’s release of Indelible’s 3:16 -- Stories Of Hope, a program based on America’s #1 inspirational author Max Lucado's new book, 3:16 The Numbers of Hope. Through the deal, Lionsgate acquires the North American mass market distribution rights to 3:16 as well as high profile faith-based franchises including Erwin McManus’ Crave and the popular children’s series Miss PattyCake. The announcements were made by Lionsgate President and COO Steve Beeks and Indelible President and CEO Chris Thomason...
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GMA
Aspiring artists and songwriters from across the country competed in Nashville last weekend for the Gospel Music Association’s GMA Academy Nashville Artist and Song Regional Talent Competition. Six winners were named to move on to the National Competition at the GMA Music in the Rockies Artist & Song of 2008 Competition, the Christian music industry’s official talent competition for unsigned artists and songwriters...
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The Music Boat
Premier Christian Cruises, America’s leading producer of Christian themed events at sea, is on track for another sold-out sailing of their Music Boat 2008 Cruise, leaving port in Miami for a May 19-23rd luxury voyage. Passenger space is already over 70% sold out on the cruise since staterooms went on sale in August. The Music Boat has sold-out every sailing since its’ inaugural voyage in 2005...
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*Wednesday, October 17th, 2007*


Jeremy Camp
Earning his first American Music Award nomination, 13 No. 1 radio singles and three RIAA Gold albums, Jeremy Camp continues to reach his fans on multiple levels this fall. Last week in Los Angeles, CA, the American Music Awards were announced naming Jeremy Camp as a nominee for “Favorite Inspirational Artist.” Going interactive for the first time in the AMA history, anyone can vote for the winners at ABC.com through November 2nd...
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Flyleaf
A&M/Octone recording group Flyleaf will give their fans something brand new to talk about on October 30th, when they release a special edition two-disc version of their self-titled RIAA gold debut album FLYLEAF. In its 79th week on the Billboard 200 album chart, the original configuration remains inside the Top 100, with total sales of more than 750,000 and average sales of 8-9,000 per week – testament to the band’s explosive performances this summer...
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John Reuben
Our friend John Reuben has already begun work on his follow up to his 2007 release, Word Of Mouth. Here's a recent personal letter from John to his listeners, "Hello Everyone. Just a quick update on what's going on in my world. I have been writting quite a bit and I'm getting ready..."
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Fireflight
It's been over a year now since The Healing of Harms was released. During that time, Fireflight has been touring constantly and making time to connect with fans like you. They recently took a short break to record a brand new record. In true Fireflight style, the new record is...
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Polarboy
Pop/rock outfit Polarboy, a band popular in the late 90's in the Christian music circle, is prepared to release a new album this Spring. Guitarist Joe Nawrocki recently candidly addressed the release to inquiring fans, "As so many correspondents have been enquiring about the album's release date let me post all I know at the moment..."
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The Rocket Summer
We reported on the 9th about voting for The Rocket Summer on Fuse TV’s Oven Fresh and it looks as though it payed off! "The Rocket Summer have done it again! After a recent victory on Yahoo! Music’s “Who’s Next,” TRS just beat out heavyweights Matchbox Twenty, Avenged Sevenfold, and Britney Spears on Fuse TV’s “Oven Fresh”...
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Carman
Internationally-acclaimed artist Carman is celebrating 30-years in ministry. It was always about music for Carman Domenic Licciardello, born into an Italian New Jersey home filled with music and laughter. His teenage talents on the drums and guitar landed him in clubs in Jersey, New York, and Vegas, but after a life-changing encounter with God at an Andrae Crouch concert, the talented, passionate musician committed his life and his gifting to reaching the world for Christ through the arts. Now 30 years later, Carman still maintains his foundation of ministry and passion for evangelism...
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Rush Of Fools
“When Our Hearts Sing,” the second single from premiere new Midas Records band Rush Of Fools, continues to gain rapid radio momentum and lands at the #20 position on the Billboard Christian Chart. The single’s immediate success continues to reflect and solidify the groups’ musical achievements...
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*Saturday, October 13th, 2007*


toby
The nominees for the 35th Annual "American Music Awards" were announced Tuesday with Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns and TobyMac receiving nods for Favorite Artist in the Contemporary Inspirational category. This marks the third year in a row that Casting Crowns has been nominated for an "American Music Award," and it's the first nomination for both Camp and TobyMac...
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Michael W. Smith
Five of the biggest names in Christian and gospel music – Michael W. Smith, Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Don Moen, and Israel Houghton – are among the top worship leaders who will participate in Worship Summit 2007, the world’s largest worship conference to be held live via interactive satellite simulcast on...
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Manic Drive
Manic Drive's sophomore project entitled Reset & Rewind hits stores nationwide next week, but it has already garnered the attention of various television networks and shows. Alliance Atlantis, an entertainment company that co-produces and distributes the CSI franchise, will be using songs from Reset & Rewind for a number of TV shows seen on Slice (Canada), BBC (Canada), Showcase, and many others...
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GMA
The American Bible Society (ABS) and the Gospel Music Association (GMA) have agreed to a long-term Ministry Partnership that will celebrate songwriters who incorporate the Bible’s life-changing message into their music...
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*Friday, October 12th, 2007*


Edison Glass
Our friends in Edison Glass were struck with some misfortune earlier this week when their van was robbed! The band posted the following announcement online on Tuesday, "TO FRIENDS OF EG, In Orlando FL, On Oct 7th, between 11 and 12pm, the Edison Glass van was broken into. They broke through the window and stole all the money we made for the tour, laptops, ipods, GPS, bags and other personal items. The total loss EG took is estimated $8,000. Our insurance is only covering $250 and to add insult to injury..."
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Demon Hunter
Fans can pre-order your copy of Demon Hunter's Storm The Gates Of Hell now before its November 6th release. You have only one important choice to make, which of the THREE available editions to buy. For details and an image of the three versions, follow the link below for more...
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RSJ Rebecca St. James and her family would appreciate your prayers this week as they go through a personal loss... "Rebecca's beloved maternal grandma, Jean Francis, went to be with Jesus on Monday of this week. Lovingly known as 'Nanna' to the family that cherished her so dearly, she was a shining beacon for Jesus, His love, and goodness. Rebecca has flown to Australia to be with her mother and dad, David & Helen and extended family. Thank you for your prayer...
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SCC
Be the first to get the Full Song, Ringtone and Ringback of “Cinderella” before This Moment is available on October 23rd! New Steven Curtis Chapman music is available exclusively in VCAST on your Verizon phone...
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delirious
Delirious? frontman Martin Smith recently reported on his experience throughout Asia this summer... "It was the summer of 2007 and again we [Delirious? members] found ourselves at the airport. We had been asked to play at several events throughout Asia so we thought we'd combine work with our summer holiday, a great idea until we realized the monumental task of taking 5 wives, 16 children, 6 crew members and more suitcases than I've ever seen in one place. In fact, as usual, our family were guilty of the most and with 8 suitcases, a car seat, stroller...
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*Wednesday, October 10th, 2007*


MercyMe
On November 20th, multi-platinum and award-winning band MercyMe will release their fifth studio recording, All That Is Within Me and Christian radio couldn’t be more excited about playing their new single, “God With Us.” Besides setting the record for most AC adds in a week, over 75% of R&R’s AC panel has added the song by add date. Combining CHR and INSPO adds, “God With Us” is being heard on 79 R&R and CRW reporting stations and networks already...
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SCC
Steven Curtis Chapman’s fall is in full-swing as he kicked off the “Live in This Moment” tour on September 20th in Grand Rapids, MI with Sanctus Real and Bethany Dillon. Each night Chapman introduces fans to new music from his upcoming release, This Moment, which drops October 23rd. Along with new music and Chapman classics, the night is also filled with emotion as the “Change for Orphans” initiative takes form in each community...
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Kutless
Rock band Kutless invited six Kutless fans and talented guitarists to perform live on stage throughout the summer festival season as part of an innovative promotional partnership with PRS Guitars, which makes guitars favored by some of the world’s most renowned touring professional musicians such as Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro, Dave Matthews and James Mead of Kutless...
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Matt Kearney
Mat Kearney's 2006 Columbia/Inpop release Nothing Left To Lose was re-released yesterday with a bonus song. "Breathe In Breathe Out" was featured in the Season Premiere of Grey's Anatomy just a few weeks ago and it will now be included on Mat's record. The album is available now on iTunes and in stores everywhere! (from Jesusfreakhideout.com; Mat Kearney)
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Fresh out of the lab, Syntax Records presents the highly anticipated Night Owls 4 – A Shot in the Dark. Nod your head to the fourth installment of this stellar rap compilation series that brings you the best of indie hip-hop. Every track is hand-picked and exclusive to produce a CD like no other. Legends and rookies come together to create an all-star cast with brand new music that you can’t get anywhere else. This time around Syntax Records features more bangin’ beats and mix masterpieces that will satisfy everyone from the hip-hop heads to the soccer moms. Syntax Records has showcased a positive, deeper message since 1997, and A Shot in the Dark marks its best Night Owls collection yet. A Shot in the Dark releases December 4th from Syntax/KOCH. To hear "Knuckle Up"...
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Fort Pastor
Premiere Kosmos/KOCH Records band Fort Pastor released its highly anticipated debut record, Beautiful Imperfection yesterday on Oct. 9, 2007. Made up of Brant Christopher, Jeffrey Todd and Jono Callow, the trio’s new project is a unique combination of folk rock, acoustic rock and modern Americana reminiscent of musical style as groups like John Butler Trio and Dave Matthews Band. Lead by front man Brant Christopher, Fort Pastor formed in October 2005 after meeting at Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham, UK...
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*Tuesday, October 9th, 2007*


Project 86
Project 86 has just released Vodcast number 7 moments before this update hits the web. In it, guitarist Randy Torres and bassist Steven Dail announce the release date and title for their upcoming digital EP. Titled The Kane Mutiny EP, the iTunes-only release will hit the store on November 27th and feature new songs, remixes, and a few covers, including one by the band Sisters Of Mercy. The guys also announced that some of their music has been chosen for the upcoming EA Sports Games release NFL Tour 2008, and will be featured in an indie film...
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The Myriad
The Myriad were recently selected out of a few thousand bands to be one of the MTV2 Mountain Dew “Dew Circuit Breakout” bands. Twelve bands are left, and they are still in it. The top 6 bands have MTV come and shoot them on the road. The final 3 bands get to play in Times Square on New Years Eve and the top band gets automatically added to MTV and M2’s rotation This contest broke bands like Hawthorne Heights, Taking Back Sunday, hellogoodbye, and others. In response to this news, the band writes, "Hot goodness! Like buffaloes slathered in butter and baked beans! So if you have two minutes and a hot cup of coffee then lend us a hand and VOTE! And we in turn...
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Until June
On October 2, Until June played a private showcase for the music staff of NBC Studios and independent music supervisors at the offices of NBC in Los Angeles. Alicen Schneider, VP of Music and Creative Services for NBC, said this of the visit, “It’s rare that a band makes me so enthusiastic that I practically begged the label to allow me to showcase them in our offices. Until June exhibits a pop sensibility that is nearly extinct these days and, paired along with oodles of charm, they’re destined to have a similar impact on anyone that is lucky enough to cross their paths!”...
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The Rocket Summer
After a victory on Yahoo! Music’s “Who’s Next” contest, The Rocket Summer finds itself battling to be number one once again. The video for the infectious, piano-driven “So Much Love” has just been added to Fuse TV’s “Oven Fresh.” The video is currently up against Britney Spears, Matchbox Twenty and Avenged Sevenfold, among others, to keep its spot on the program. You can show The Rocket Summer your love by...
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Go Fish
Go Fish, an emerging force in family entertainment, delivers Snazzy, their fourth recording for children, on October 9. Produced by Jamie Statema and Darren Rust, Snazzy contains 12 songs—nine of them composed by Go Fish founder Statema—continuing the group’s mission of creating relevant music for kids that communicates biblical values. Highlights of Snazzy include the patriotic anthem “American Kid”; the energy-charged “Superhero”; and “Bible Book Bop,” which offers a memorable way to learn the books of the Bible. In addition, Snazzy features “The Mom Song,” a tribute to mothers everywhere...
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*Friday, October 5th, 2007*


David Crowder Band
2006 MSN Artist of the Year David Crowder*Band tops the Christian retail charts this week, selling 32, 259 units of its fourth studio project, Remedy. Debuting at No. 1 on SoundScan’s Current Contemporary Christian Overall chart, No. 22 on The Billboard 200, and peaking at No. 4 on iTunes Top 100 Albums chart, Remedy is David Crowder Band’s highest debut to date, with critics calling it the group’s best album yet.
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Pillar
The new Pillar album For The Love Of The Game is officially finished. Pillar bassist Kalel writes, "Our producer Travis Wyrick is joining up with renowned mixer David Leonard (Prince) to mix the final tracks this week. We are very excited for you to hear these new tunes. The first single should drop in later October and the album releases February 26, 2008. Check out the new video blog Rob just posted after finishing up the last song...
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Needtobreathe
After reviews heralding Atlantic/Word Records’ band NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest, The Heat, Christian CHR radio has also embraced the band and their first single, “Signature of Divine (Yaweh)’, with the song hitting No. 1 this week on R&R’s CHR chart. Radio programmers \ continue to give the song praise, including: “’Signature of Divine’ is a fresh sounding, catchy modern rock song! Looking forward to hear more from NEEDTOBREATHE!” Air 1 & K-LOVE Radio Networks...
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Nevertheless
Since their debut release, Live Like We’re Alive, Nevertheless has received critical acclaim from the media and gained fans along the way as they have toured relentlessly for the past year and half. Nevertheless is preparing for an action packed fall with two back to back tours: the Drifter Tour and Punk the Halls Tour. The band is also making plans for their 2008 sophomore follow-up as they are writing and working on demos when they are not on the road...
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Selah
Multi-Dove Award-winning and gold-selling Curb recording artist Selah is celebrating 10 years of music and ministry with the October 9 release of Timeless: The Selah Collection, a box set of the group’s seminal recordings. The retrospective contains three of Selah’s Dove Award-winning albums: Be Still My Soul, Press On, and Hiding Place, along with a bonus CD of selections from other Selah projects, previously unreleased cuts and new songs...
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Tune in to "Word of Promise: Behind The Scene" to witness how the star-studded The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible—a scripted dramatization of the New King James Version (NKJV) of the New Testament—came together. Meet the cast and crew, watch them in the recording studio, and learn about their personal experiences with this project. The world premiere of this special program will take place on the Gospel Music Channel on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT.) For a schedule...
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*Thursday, October 4th, 2007*


Switchfoot
Although the news is common knowledge by now, here's the official press release that was sent out this week... It’s official – Switchfoot and Relient K will be touring together for the first time since 2001. The 34-city, co-headlining tour launches in Charleston, WV October 16. In the past four years, the two bands have collectively scored five albums in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and have spent the better part of each year on the road, much to the delight of their massive fanbases. While sorting out details...
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Sevenglory
7 Spin Music pop/rock band Sevenglory introduces its latest studio project, Atmosphere, Oct. 30. In support of its sophomore release, the band will team up with recording artist Warren Barfield on his “First Things Tour” to launch this weekend. A collaborative effort, Atmosphere features production by Don Chaffer (Waterdeep, Sara Groves), Quinlan (Everyday Sunday, ZoeGirl, The Benjamin Gate) and Ian Eskelin (Stellar Kart, Everyday Sunday, Krystal Meyers), along with contributions by fellow co-writers singer/songwriter Brandon Heath and award-winning artist/producer Ian Eskelin, among others...
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Connersvine
This may not be the question going through the minds of fans of the World Champion Indianapolis Colts after punter Hunter Smith nails a kick on Sundays, but on Saturday Night, October 13, Smith will show the country that the answer to that question is a booming yes. Smith played of the biggest stage in sports – The Super Bowl -- and now he takes the stage literally as he and band mate Chris Wilson bring their Christian music duo Connersvine to the Gospel Music Channel cable television network original series Front Row Live...
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Daniel Kirkley
Classical/Pop artist, Daniel Kirkley, made a special guest appearance on, “Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas At Union Station,” the upcoming holiday special that will air in December. Kirkley was invited by Natalie Grant to take part in the program and his performance will air during her segment. The two-day tapings took place at the historic Union Station Hotel, the restored 19th century railroad station in Nashville, Tennessee. The main hall was decorated with Christmas trees, wreaths, candles, and garland, as Kirkley performed “What Child Is This?” from the Centricity Records Christmas CD, Bethlehem Skyline, that released September 25th...
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*Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007*


Underoath
As Underoath cross the U.S. on their headlining fall tour with Every Time I Die, Poison The Well and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, they encountered an unexpected challenge at Sunday night’s show in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie had to undergo emergency surgery to treat an infection in his hand. In order to avoid canceling a slew of tour dates (including some high-profile shows), the band enlisted the help of drummer Kenny Bozich--a long-time fan of Underoath who was recruited by Gillespie to join his solo project The Almost...
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JoC
Jars of Clay is inviting fans to remix one of their songs once again. The guys write, "How often have you heard the traditional songs of the Christmas season and thought 'Wow, that tune could really use a ramped up beat and THEN we could really get this holiday kicked into high gear!' OK, maybe you've never thought that, but someone has and it is that special someone we had in mind when we teamed up with jamglue.com to bring you a remix contest...
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Jackson Waters
Jackson Waters is already working on the follow-up to their 2007 debut Come Undone. "We are enjoying a busy fall touring season," the band writes online. "In addition to some solo dates we are doing dates with Building 429, The Afters, and Storyside:B, good bands, good people. After a slow August and September full of weddings it has been nice to get back on the road. We successfully pulled off a 13 hour non stop van ride from Huntsville, Alabama on Sunday night to the Minnesota show on Monday night...
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Casting Crowns
Christian music’s top-selling act Casting Crowns played to more than 18,000 fans over the weekend during the first four shows of its headlining The Altar and The Door Fall Tour. The GRAMMY-winning band’s opening night of the tour was Thursday, Sept. 27 in San Antonio, Texas, to a sold-out crowd of 4,800 followed by shows in El Paso, Texas with 4,000; Phoenix, Ariz., with 5,400; and Anaheim, Calif., bringing in 4,200 on Sunday, Sept. 30...
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Big House Kids has announced the launch of Joy To The World, the fifth title in the best-selling infant/toddler CD/DVD brand in the CBA market, The Praise Baby Collection. This Christmas project will release simultaneously, in both CD and DVD formats and, similar to previous titles in The Praise Baby Collection, is designed to create a nurturing, interactive environment for the development of a child’s spirit and mind. “I was so excited to add my voice to the legacy of the ‘Praise Baby’ collection of recordings. These projects are a wonderful way to knit a Mom and baby’s heart together in worship from the very beginning,” offers a very thoughtful Christine Dente, who...
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*Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007*


Mae
Mae has gone through a few personnel changes in the past week. The band announced at WhatIsMae.com, "Hello everyone, We wanted to let you know that Rob and Mark have chosen to leave MAE and pursue other endeavors. It has been an honor creating music together and we want to wish them the very best in everything they put their hands to. It has been a great 5 years growing together in this band, but sometimes people need change. Dave, Jacob and Zach will continue to create new music, work this record, and continue on this journey as MAE. We will see you on tour with our friends Motion City Soundtrack and Anberlin this fall. Thanks for your support, MAE (Dave, Jacob, & Zach)." In response, Rob...
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Fono
In 1999, the since defunct KMG Records debuted a rock band named Fono with their freshman release goesaroundcomesaround. Many Christian music fans were introduced to the San Diego band on the Spring 2000 Underdog Tour with Audio Adrenaline. In 2003, with their follow-up It's the Way That You Use It nearly completed, California fires devoured their studio and all the recordings with it. Through incredible perseverance, the band has finished a brand new record, aptly titled Too Broken To Break, and they're giving it away... FREE...
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David Crowder Band
2006 MSN Artist of the Year, David Crowder Band will debut music from its fourth studio album, Remedy, on a 28-city national club tour beginning Oct. 3. Currently in stores, the project’s first single, “Everything Glorious,” presently holds the No. 4 spot on Radio & Records’ Christian Adult Contemporary Monitored chart. Joined by opening acts Phil Wickham and The Myriad, David Crowder Band’s “Remedy Club Tour” kicks off in New Orleans this week...
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Demon Hunter
On November 6th, Solid State Records band Demon Hunter will be releasing their highly anticipated new album titled Storm the Gates of Hell. This follow-up to the 100,000-plus selling The Triptych, which secured the band a spot on Revolver Magazine's 'Christian Heavy Metal' cover story, Storm the Gates of Hell delivers the band's most aggressive material to date alongside their most melodic, all of it shot through with heartfelt lyrics...
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Petra
John Schlitt, multi-Grammy winning recording artist and lead singer of Petra, announces the sampler release of his third solo project (as of yet untitled). A montage of songs, complete with commentary by Schlitt, is available for download on JohnWSchlitt.com “This album has gone in a totally different direction for me and I’m very excited about that new direction. The fact that my interests have changed as I grow older is reflected in this album,” said Schlitt. “The subject matter on this project is just as important as the music,” explains Schlitt. “The songs cover a variety of adult-themed topics including adoption, divorce, taking care of third world children, among other issues of importance in today’s world. It’s timely for me to do an album like this..."
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Jaci Velasquez
Recently, Platinum selling Christian/Latin artist Jaci Velasquez performed as headliner at the Berean Sales Conference. She sang her award-winning, No. 1 at radio hit “On My Knees,” as well as two new tracks “Loved By You” heard on the Max Lucado 3:16 -- Songs of Hope CD which is in-stores now and “Jesus (The Way)” which is a new recording on her upcoming studio record which will release on A'postrophe Records/Word Distribution on March 18, 2008. “It was great to have Jaci be a part of Berean Christian Stores’ recent manager’s conference,” says Myron Detweiler, newly appointed Vice President of Merchandising for Berean...
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