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October, 2008


*Friday, October 31st, 2008*

Relient K
Relient K will hit the road with tobyMac on November 13th for the "Winter Wonder-Slam" tour. As befitting the season, the band will play several Christmas songs as well as a variety of hits and fan favorites from its 10-year history. U.S. Marines will be on hand to collect toys for The Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, so fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift to the concert. Let It Snow Baby...Let It Reindeer, Relient K's 2007 Christmas collection, is being re-issued for the holidays with a card enabling fans to download three newly recorded songs. And, Funnypages Productions (www.funnypages.com) - helmed by...
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Andrew Peterson
One of Christian music’s most beloved singer/songwriters, Andrew Peterson, is enjoying his highest chart debut with his latest project, Resurrection Letters, Volume II. The first week sales report places the CD in the top ten of the SoundScan Christian/Gospel Christian Retail chart and at #128 on Billboard magazine’s top 200 album chart for all formats. These numbers also mark the highest debut for Peterson’s label, Centricity Music. “It’s so much fun to work with an artist who has pent up demand for a new project,” says Steve Ford, Vice President...
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Krystal Meyers
SESAC hosted an extraordinary night of music at a recent benefit for the American Heart Association at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Entitled “SESAC Presents CCM Hitmakers @ Bluebird: A Benefit For the American Heart Association” the event showcased some of Contemporary Christian music’s most exciting artists in-the-round such as Regie Hamm, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (aka Plumb), Krystal Meyers, Ian Eskelin, Sarah Reeves, Jason Ingram and Evan Milby. The packed house was treated to songs including Krystal Meyers’ “Make Some Noise” and “My Freedom...
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Nate Huss
Through major national visibility with media and ministry outlets such Focus on the Family, the Gospel Music Channel, FamilyNet, JCTV, and more, Nate Huss is bringing his message and music as a compelling voice of support for November’s designation as National Adoption Awareness Month. Focus on the Family has chosen to use Nate’s song, Your Own, as an addition to their November ministry campaign in support of Christian adoption...
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*Thursday, October 30th, 2008*

Capital Lights
After a stellar debut from Tooth & Nail's Capital Lights, which charted on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart at No. 51 as well as debuted at No. 27 on the iTunes Rock Chart, the band is back with their music video debut on Purevolume.com. The music video for "Outrage" from the band's summer debut, This Is An Outrage, is currently being featured on the homepage of the music discovery site Purevolume.com. This strong debut CD was said to be "nearly flawless in its aim and execution," "ridiculously catchy," and an...
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Brandon Heath
Singer/songwriter and Christian music’s New Artist of the Year Brandon Heath was honored on Music Row this week in his Nashville hometown with a “#1 Party” hosted by ASCAP for his smash radio hit “Give Me Your Eyes.” The song is the first single off Heath’s new sophomore album What If We, and tops Billboard’s Hot Christian AC chart for a sixth consecutive week, while spending a tenth week at No. 1 on R&R’s CHR chart. “Give Me Your Eyes is reaching 25 million in radio impressions this week, which compares to the weekly impressions...
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Joel Auge
Integrity Music’s Joel Augé (pronounced “Ojhay”) won his first ever Covenant Award for Folk/Roots Song Of The Year for his song, “On The Blue,” at the 30th Annual Covenant Awards on October 24, 2008, presented by Gospel Music Association of Canada. Over the past 30 years, GMA Canada has been serving Christian artists through the Covenant Awards and has partnered with the Canada Christian Music Conference and Shine FM Cross Canada Talent search to provide a week when artists can gather to learn...
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Best known as a member of the award-winning group Avalon, Melissa Greene recently announced that she will release a new solo album, aptly titled Next Step, through KOCH Records on March 10, 2009. Greene assures her fans that this does not mark a departure from Avalon but rather an opportunity to share a musical side of her that they have not yet seen. "I'm so excited for people to really get to hear the real me," enthuses Greene. Produced by Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Avalon), one of the clear...
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Strike First Records is pleased to announce the signing of Southern California's Earth From Above. These guys have been tearing up SoCal for a while now and will be recording their debut full length in January with engineer Chris Eck (Impending Doom, Mirrors of Dead Faces, Oblige) for a spring 09 release. You can hear The Antidote, a brand new pre-production song on their myspace now. http://www.myspace.com/earthfromabove. Earth from Above growl and sneer their way through their live sets, with two studied metal...
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Ashmont Hill
Axiom Records group Ashmont Hill is preparing to release their debut Christmas track this week. In true Ashmont Hill style, they will be ringing in the Holiday’s with an up-beat, stand-out soul performance of the classic Christmas treasure “Do You Hear What I Hear?”. Through the month of November, Worship Leader magazine and Song Discovery, will feature the single as a free song download...
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Levity Records pop artist Callann Lane (formerly known as Cali) has released her sophomore project Christmas This Year as an iTunes exclusive. Produced by Darrell Vanzant and Chuck Butler, and mixed by GRAMMY® Award winner Steve Hodge (Janet Jackson, TLC, Usher, Mariah Carey), the 6-song Christmas EP is loaded with a mixture of Christmas classics like "Let It Snow" and "Carol of the Bells," plus soon to be classic originals and an energetic cover of Madonna's 1983 hit "Holiday." Christmas This Year was originally recorded and released in 2007 by non-profit Gifts in Kind, with 25,000...
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*Wednesday, October 29th, 2008*

Da T.R.U.T.H.
Cross Movement Records is pleased to announce that Cross Movement Records recording artists Da' T.R.U.T.H. and FLAME have been nominated for 2009 Stellar Awards in the "Rap/Hip-Hop Gospel CD of the Year" category, alongside fellow nominees Sho Baraka, Trip Lee and Frontlynaz. In addition, Da' T.R.U.T.H. has been invited to perform on the 24th Annual Stellar Awards, which will be taped for broadcast at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, January 17, 2009...
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Mary Mary
This week, the sound of success for Mary Mary’s new CD is chart-topping success. The Sound, which was released last week to critical acclaim, now claims the top spot on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel charts. Mary Mary makes their highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart of all music, landing at #7. That also makes The Sound the week’s third highest debut behind AC/DC and the soundtrack for High School Musical 3. The Sound also sits a top the Billboard Top Gospel chart. The chart success beats the duo’s #8 debut for their last studio CD, Mary Mary, which was released in 2005...
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Kevin Max
On Monday, Kevin Max was in a minor car accident and thankfully came away just a bit shaken with some bumps and bruises. Today, Kevin sent out a personal response to the accident news, "Thanks to everyone for sending me comments and messages..... i am doing ok.....just a couple of bumps and bruises and a back that feels like meatloaf (not the singer)....what happened in brief- i was en route to studio for mixes in Land Rover...
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*Tuesday, October 28th, 2008*

Showbread
**UPDATED: Trailer and van FOUND!...Rock band Showbread were just the horrible victims of van and trailer theft last night in Rancho Cordova, California. Below is vocalist Josh Dies' personal note to fans about the tragedy. Please join us in prayer for the band's items to be restored to them, ""This morning we woke up to find our van and trailer had been stolen from in front of our friend's house in Rancho Cordova, California. Everything we have in the world is in that van and trailer...
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Cool Hand Luke
Not satisfied with Cool Hand Luke's new album The Sleeping House? Well, you're in luck as the band has released a new 3-song EP, entitled Buy The Truth, which features a track from their new LP plus two new tracks. Below is the band's announcement, "The Buy the Truth EP is out now and available only through iTunes. It includes the two exclusive tracks "The Greater Dance" and "Height Nor Depth," plus more amazing artwork from Three Bears Design...
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This Beautiful Republic
Forefront Records band This Beautiful Republic recently played a benefit concert at Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway, Ohio for the Brittany Balser Foundation (www.brittbalserfoundation.org), which helps raise money to research thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a rare blood disease. The band's set featured its hit "No Turning Back," which recently claimed the No. 1 position on Radio & Records Christian Rock chart...
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Red
The fan club operated ShoutLife page for rock band RED has announced the band's long awaited sophomore release, Innocence & Instinct for release on February 10, 2009. The updated bio for the band states, "GRAMMY-nominated rock band Red's second album, Innocence & Instinct (Feb. 10, 2009), is a primal and provocative look into the dark and sometimes seemingly hopeless "fight inside" each one of us, told through the powerful sphere of the band's...
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Fireflight
Sure next Tuesday is Election Day in the U.S, but you can pitch in your votes right now. Fireflight is competing in Taco Bell's Best of the Beat and for a GMC Video Award, so check out the band's announcement below and cast your votes! "We have advanced to the next round! After more than 48,000 nominations, Feed The Beat is psyched to announce the Top 24 bands hat advance to the next round of Taco Bell's Best of the Beat: Fireflight, The Devil Wears Prada, Thousand...
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Relient K
This week Tooth & Nail Records and BEC Recordings are releasing four new projects that should be on your "must listen" radar. After a successful debut in 2007 (Secondhand Dreaming) and extensive touring with Switchfoot and Relient K (2007 "Appetite for Construction Tour with Habitat for Humanity") as well as Emery, Ruth is proud to return with their sophomore release today. Titled after the British slang definition of an obsessive enthusiast, Anorak is a...
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Relient K
Relient K and House of Heroes bring their musical festive tidings to this year’s Christmas season on November 18th via digital music stores with three brand new holiday songs and an animated music video from Relient K, as well as label mates House of Heroes offering up their rendition of the classic “Silent Night.” The three songs from Relient K will include “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “O Holy Night,” and “Silver Bells,” with an...
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Daniel Kirkley
Centricity Music artist Daniel Kirkley reaches back to his roots with the release of his new EP, As Tomorrow Comes. The album, featuring Kirkley’s vocal accompanied only by piano and cello, is available online at www.danielkirkley.com, on iTunes where it is featured as What’s Hot Now, and at Daniel Kirkley concerts. The six songs on As Tomorrow Comes are presented as many of Kirkley’s audiences have come to experience him – with Daniel...
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*Monday, October 27th, 2008*

Kevin Max
This just in... Someone in Kevin Max's camp posted an update online announcing a supposed minor car accident the singer was involved in today. Thankfully, the report says he's only suffered some bruises and soreness, but it's apparently enough to postpone a Nashville show on Wednesday. Below is the full report... "Kevin was in a car accident today in Green Hills, involving another car. At this time he seems to be in ok condition and is...
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Michael W. Smith
Recently honored by friends including Amy Grant, Jordin Sparks, Ricky Skaggs, Melinda Doolittle, Phil Stacey, Wynonna, Franklin Graham, Max Lucado and others at a tribute event at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 12, Michael W. Smith is busy readying for the release of his 21st career album, A New Hallelujah, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The album, recorded live in Houston on June 20 before 12,000 people, has already received acclaim from media and fans alike, and the album’s first single...
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Tooth & Nail Records recently partnered with Amazon.com to offer a FREE three-song sampler featuring songs from Sever Your Ties, The Becoming, and Haste The Day. Click here to get the three songs for FREE now...
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This time, what happens in Vegas, will not stay in Vegas. Integrity Music has signed worship artist and songwriter Freddy Rodriguez for the worldwide release of his debut CD, Light in the Darkness, due in stores February 10, 2009. Rodriguez recorded Light in the Darkness at the Champions Center, a non-denominational church in the heart of Las Vegas. Rodriguez, much like his friend and label mate Israel Houghton, believes in creating music that blends styles and reflects the...
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Fighting Instinct
On the heels of news last week that Fighting Instinct singer TJ Harris was joining Decyfer Down, Fighting Instinct has released an announcement to fans that the band is releasing new music and playing their final live show next month. In the video update, the band announces their new 5-song EP, Under the Gun, which is slated to hit iTunes this Tuesday, October 28th, while the band's final show will take place on November 22nd in Luray, Virginia at Focus '08. For more info on the show...
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Touted as the best clean, faith and family friendly comedy around, INO Records and Premier Productions have partnered to introduce “The Comedy Bus series.” The first of a six piece series, “Laugh Out Loud” and “Class Clowns” will be available on CD and DVD digitally and in CBA stores nationwide on November 11, 2008, with the next installment due in April 2009...
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*Friday, October 24th, 2008*

Decyfer Down
INO/Columbia Records’ rockers Decyfer Down have recently announced the addition of a new lead singer, TJ Harris. Formerly with the band Fighting Instinct, Harris has joined the band effective immediately. “TJ brings a unique vocal edge to the band with his dynamic style, and is an exciting and engaging live performer,” remarks drummer Josh Oliver. “Combined with his heart for ministry, Decyfer Down is looking forward to starting this new...
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The Almost
On November 25th, Tooth & Nail Records will release No Gift To Bring, an EP from The Almost. The five-song collection, which will be available in stores and online, is an eclectic one offering up a brand new song from the band (the achingly introspective "Awful Direction"), a cover song, radically new versions of two tracks from 2007's Southern Weather and a little Christmas surprise. Fans who take advantage of the online pre-sale, which is currently underway, will receive free limited edition merchandise along with the EP...
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Kutless
October 24, 2008...As a band that is nightly rocking out with their fans across the country on Creation Festival: The Tour, BEC Recordings' Kutless is thrilled to announce that their song "The Feeling" is featured on the Rock BandTM 2 downloadable tracks that will be available November 4th. This song will be one of the 20-featured songs free to those who purchase Rock BandTM 2 on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii...
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*Thursday, October 23rd, 2008*

Robbie Seay Band
Sparrow Records artist, Robbie Seay Band will head out on the remaining dates of its popular 2008 “Hope, Coffee, and Melody” Tour next month. Also continuing on the ticket is author Chris Seay. The fall “Hope, Coffee, and Melody” tour kicked off Sept. 10 at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas. Missing several early dates due to Hurricane Ike, the tour picked up full swing again in October and will wrap Nov. 14 in Irving...
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Mary Mary
It sounds like a success for Mary Mary’s new CD The Sound which has opened to terrific reviews from both Christian and mainstream press. The Integrity/Columbia release is also in the Top 10 on iTunes album sales. People Magazine was the first to laud the new release with a 3 ½ star review, saying: “Their praise-worthy new CD finds this sisterly duo continuing to expand the sonic horizons of contemporary gospel with songs like “Get Up,” the “Off...
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Vota
VOTA has come together and created a new sound for Christian music fans to experience. Over the past year the band Bryan Olesen (front man/guitar/songwriter), Case Maranville (bass), Scott Rutz (drummer) and Riley Friesen (guitar/keyboard) has become part of the INO Records family and are preparing for the release of their self-titled album. The project will be released digitally only on Nov. 11 along with a physical CD retail release following on Feb. 10, 2009. “We are looking forward to being a part of this new chapter in VOTA’s career,” says Jeff Moseley, President of INO Records...
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Newsboys
International pop/rock phenomenon Newsboys rock the stage in an exclusive new Gospel Music Channel performance, Front Row Live: Newsboys, world premiering Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. ET. (Immediate encore at midnight, again Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. and midnight ET.) Front Row Live is GMC’s original series featuring powerhouse artists hosting their own performances while sharing their musical inspirations in front of specially-invited audiences. Front Row Live saves fans the cost of gas and a concert...
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Making their television debut, iShine Live Founder Robert Beeson along with 16 year old recording artist Robert Pierre and tour speaker Paige Armstrong will be appearing on Friday Oct. 24’s episode of The 700 Club. The live interview will also include a performance from Robert Pierre as the cast talk about how they are reaching young teens through iShine Live. Hosted by Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen and Gordon Robertson with news anchor Lee Webb, The 700 Club is a live television program that airs...
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*Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008*

DecembeRadio
GRAMMY® Award nominees DecembeRadio are scheduled to hit the road this fall in support of their new release Satisfied (Slanted Records). Headlined by DecembeRadio, whose new album debuted at #3 on the CCM chart and at #116 on the BILLBOARD Top 200 chart on street week, the Satisfied Tour will also feature bands Ruth (Tooth & Nail Records) and Sevenglory (7 Spin Music) in addition to speaker Billy Wayne. Beginning on October 31st in Kernersville, NC, the band will perform in the following...
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Third Day
In conjunction with the first annual “Building a Greater Los Angeles Gala” held October 1, 2008, celebrity volunteers and supporters of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity have donated several items and opportunities to get involved with music, film, and television stars. Among the featured listings is an item from contemporary Christian rockers Third Day—who’ve had an ongoing relationship with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity for years, donating funds that built several Habitat homes and building alongside several homeowners in the past...
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MercyMe
Having recently launched their fall tour with special guest Bebo Norman (tour dates below), and fresh off their recent (and third!) American Music Award nomination, MercyMe has some news to share this week: -MercyMe’s lead singer Bart Millard's national broadcast on GMC show "The Kitchen Sink" will re-air Thursday October 23rd – 7pm and 11pm Eastern. Millard performs 3 songs from his latest solo effort, Hymned Again - including his hit INSPO single "I Stand Amazed"...
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Underoath
One of our readers (Jeff M.) wrote in to us last night to let us in on a news report at PS3.IGN.com announcing that the popular and recently released Rock Band 2 video game will be releasing 20 free downloadable songs on November 4 to those who have purchased Rock Band 2 on PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Included in the list of mainstream artists will be "The Feeling" by BEC Recordings' Kutless and "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" by Tooth & Nail Records' UnderOath...
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Maranatha! Music announces the release of Top 40 Praise & Worship: Vol. 2, available in stores and online Oct. 21. All songs included on the recording are found in the extensive Maranatha! Music catalogue and reflect some of the most popular praise and worship songs sung in churches across America today. The three-disc set delivers more than three hours of meditative and inspirational music. Selections include favorites such as “Above All,” “How Great Is Our God,” “Let My Words Be Few” and “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us...
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*Tuesday, October 21st, 2008*

The Afters
ABC’s hit drama “Grey’s Anatomy” is currently using “Ocean Wide” from The Afters' sophomore record Never Going Back to Ok in promotion for the show. The Golden Globe winning show rakes in around 14 million viewers a week in its fifth season and features a renowned cast including Patrick Dempsey and Katherine Heigl. This will add to the band’s already impressive list of TV exposure, Lifetime TV’s “Army Wives” used “Ocean Wide” as well in early August. The Afters’ also recently signed an exclusive booking contract with the well known literary and talent...
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Indelible Creative Group will release the long-awaited Christmas record from renowned worship artist, Lenny LeBlanc on November 4, 2008. Christmas Night, a soulful project with LeBlanc’s signature soft acoustic and rhythmic sounds, is his first-ever Christmas release to date. Infusing traditional carols with new life, Christmas Night features three original songs written by LeBlanc, (“Christmas Night,” “This Year” and “Looking for Jesus”) as well as seven of his all time Christmas favorites...
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The accolades keep coming for Country/Christian dynamic duo, Bellamy Brothers, who were honored late last week at the 14th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show (ICM) that was taped at the Trinity Music USA Auditorium in Nashville. The Bellamy Brothers were selected as Vocal Duo of the Year. The brother duo has been enjoying great success with their most recent project, Jesus Is Coming, and have plans for a new Country project and Christian album in the near future. “We’re so grateful to all our fans, radio, and retail in helping us to sustain such...
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*Monday, October 20th, 2008*

Project 86
Project 86 recently announced a brand new "Christmas EP" (which apparently is not a "Christmas EP") for release on November 18th. The band will start taking preorders this week, and below are details on each preorder as well as a clarification about the EP from the band. As a side note, Project 86 has added Purple Door Festival 2009 to their list of upcoming shows. This will mark the first time the band will be returning to the festival since the infamous mud-slinging incident from several years ago! ..."Announcing TIME OF YEAR EP, the brand new release from Project 86 and TWO EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PRE-ORDERS...
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The Almost
With a brand new Christmas EP releasing on November 25th, The Almost have offered some great package options for fans to pick it up. Below is the band's announcement, "The holidays are right around the corner. This in mind, you should stop by the store and check out these limited edition, and totally rare merch packs we just added. All in honor of our latest release No Gift To Bring - the new holiday EP scheduled to hit stores November 25th. Underoath's own Tim McTague recorded and produced it, so you know it's the bee's knees...
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Today Facedown Records announcing and confirming the re-release of xDeathstarx's debut album The Triumph. Originally released in 2004 on Life Sentence Records, The Triumph is now re-mixed, re-mastered and re-packaged with new artwork. You can hear a song from the album on the Facedown myspace profile. Check out "Suffocate Faster" here: http://myspace.com/facedownrecords. The Triumph will be re-released...
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B. Haley, drummer for critically acclaimed TobyMac and founder of TooLove Inc., is launching the first-ever TooLove Inc. New Year’s Eve Bash in Nashville. Open to the public and being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, TooLove Inc. New Year’s Eve Bash is inviting thousands throughout the U.S. to enjoy live music, entertainment, food and nonalcoholic beverages while celebrating the start of 2009 in a positive and safe environment. In addition to having the opportunity to meet celebrities from the Nashville community, attendees will also see live performances from Superchick, Ayiesha Woods, newcomer Shonlock and others...
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*Friday, October 17th, 2008*

Michael W. Smith
The Nashville Choir’s third annual “A Light for the City” event celebrated the 25-year-career of GRAMMY® award-winning and multi-Platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith. The star-studded tribute took place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Music City’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The show, which has been described as a cross between “This Is Your Life” and the “Kennedy Center Honors,” was open to the public and included special appearances by the Rev. Franklin Graham and author Max Lucado and performances by Amy Grant, Jordin Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, Bill Gaither, Wynonna, Ricky Skaggs, Phil Stacey, Michael Tait and others. All proceeds benefitted The Nashville Choir which is a non-profit organization...
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Jon McLaughlin
American heartland singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin’s second Island Records album, OK NOW, released last week (October 7th), has nabbed the #1 spot on the iTunes pop album chart, and landed as the #5 overall album as well. OK NOW also enters the Soundscan chart at #49. OK NOW streeted in the CBA marketplace this past Tuesday, October 14th. The rave reviews that have greeted OK NOW (see quotes above from USA Today and Billboard) build on the acceptance of Jon’s Top 25 Hot AC hit single “Beating My Heart.” The song picked up more than 1,000 Hot 100 Airplay spins last week...
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Joy Williams
Singer/songwriter Joy Williams is planning to record and release new material through her recently formed label imprint, sensibility music. She is currently writing for an EP that is scheduled to release in 2009. In the meantime, she will release 4-5 consecutive, monthly, digital-only singles, in order to re-introduce herself as a recording artist. To kick things off, she's made a song called 'Lose Myself' available as a free download exclusively at http://reverbnation.com/joywilliams...
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*Thursday, October 16th, 2008*

Disciple
With the release date of Southern Hospitality less than a week away, Disciple has been selected to participate in Hard Rock Café’s Pinktober in Nashville, Tenn. on Wed. Oct. 29. In its ninth consecutive year, Pinktober is Hard Rock's signature Breast Cancer Awareness Concert Series to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities around the globe with all proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). With Pinktober celebrations taking place across the world in other locations such as Maui, Paris, London and Toronto...
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The Listening
In 2006, Rock N Roll Worship Circus made the metamorphosis to a new identity as The Listening. Since then, the band has undergone many changes and are finally ready to embark on the next chapter of their musical pursuits. On October 28th, the band will release their new EP, Transmission #1. The four song EP, produced by Tedd T. (MuteMath, Newsboys, Delirious), is now up for preorder here, for only $4.99. Also visit the band's newly redesigned MySpace page to hear clips of all four songs. Below is their latest update "transmission" released today...
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Amy Grant
Earlier this summer EMI Christian Music Group commemorated the multi-platinum selling “Lead Me On,” one of the most popular, treasured albums in Amy Grant’s spectacular 30 year history, with a 20th Anniversary two disc set. This week, in support of these songs and season of life for so many who loved this project, Grant is launching the “Lead Me On” 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour” in Phoenix tonight, October 16th. About kicking off the tour, Grant had this to say...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) is proud to announce its new partnership with child sponsorship organization, Compassion International. Mike Donehey, lead vocalist and songwriter for Tenth Avenue North, stated, “One of the things we love most about Compassion is that it’s not about Compassion. If you go to one of their sites you won’t see a Compassion banner, but instead you’ll see the church in that area giving to their community exactly what it needs. The empowering of the local church to be the hands and feet of Jesus is what we want to be about, and its what we feel Compassion does best...
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Casting Crowns
GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum artist Casting Crowns celebrates its sixth consecutive RIAA milestone today with the Gold certification of its third live DVD/CD release, The Altar and The Door Live. This project, released on Aug. 19, captures the band’s monumental 2007-2008 headlining tour in 5.1 Surround Sound, which closed as one of Christian music’s top-attended tours of all time with nearly 500,000 fans attending in more than 80 cities. This certification comes on the heels of the band’s fourth American Music Awards nomination, announced Tuesday...
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*Wednesday, October 15th, 2008*

Showbread
Showbread fans are familiar with frontman Josh Dies' solo endeavors musically and literarily, and the band announced yesterday several projects the artist is working on for release in the next year. Below is the announcement, but to keep up with the latest on Josh's pursuits, visit www.myspace.com/showbread, "In January of 2009, Josh Dies (front-man/songwriter for Showbread and author of The Spinal Cord Perception will be embarking on his first national book reading/acoustic tour...
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*Tuesday, October 14th, 2008*

Third Day
Casting Crowns and rock band Third Day today received American Music Award (AMA) nominations for “Favorite Artist” in the Contemporary Inspirational category. Casting Crowns, who won this category at last year’s show, celebrates its fourth consecutive nomination while Third Day is honored with its third career nod. The 36th Annual AMAs will air Sunday, November 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC...
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Cool Hand Luke
Today marks the debut of Cool Hand Luke’s highly anticipated new CD The Sleeping House, through the San Francisco based Lujo Records. Produced by Matt Goldman (Copeland, Meg & Dia), The Sleeping House is this Nashville-based band’s fifth studio LP. Continuing their story of deep faith and convictions, these artfully constructed songs are filled with both the intensity and creativity that Cool Hand Luke followers have come to love...
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Those tuning in to Joyce Meyer’s popular daily ministry broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, seen nationally and internationally, have the experience this week of meeting a unique evangelist – Zoro, world famous drummer, and one of rock music’s most respected name musicians. He’s on a mission, in his own words, to ‘pierce through the traditions’ of what today's Christianity looks and sounds like. Behind the unusual pairing is a match made in heaven. Noted Joyce Meyer about the booking: “Zoro has a tremendous passion for...
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*Monday, October 13th, 2008*

downhere
Rock group, Downhere, recently performed at the Presidential Debate, one of the biggest events in Nashville history. Belmont University hosted a block party for the city and attendees from across the nation prior to the debate getting underway. Downhere performed selections from their new CD, Ending Is Beginning, which released September 23rd. The album debuted at #17 on the Current Contemporary Christian Overall Soundscan chart and is receiving rave reviews from such media outlets as CCM, ChristianMusicToday.com, Worship Leader magazine...
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pureNRG
Christian Music’s tween group, pureNRG, is lending support to T.J. Martell Foundation in their inaugural Dunkin’ Donuts Family Fun Run and Walk-A-Thon. The event will take place Saturday, November 1st, at the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, with pureNRG co-hosting and performing. To help raise money in advance for the event, pureNRG worked behind the counter at Dunkin’ Donuts in Cool Springs last Friday afternoon. They made coffee, served donuts, and even learned how to decorate ice cream cakes in order to generate donations...
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Fireflight
On October 9th, Taco Bell announced a new marketing campaign that pits 100 bands against each other for marketing support, with several familiar names in the mix. Below is Orlando, Florida rock band Fireflight and their personal announcement of their involvement in Feed The Beat, "We've been selected for this year's Taco Bell 'Feed The Beat' competition! (100 bands selected) You can nominate us for the FINALS by visiting www.feedthebeat.com and clicking on the “Nominate” button located on our band’s profile page. You can vote...
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*Saturday, October 11th, 2008*

JoC
Grammy and Dove awardwinning band JARS OF CLAY are excited to announce LOVE CAME DOWN: A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT. Jars of Clay will be joined by the recently reunited SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER, along with Sara Groves and Leeland, as they embark on a 13city tour filled with holiday songs and stories in celebration of the Christmas season. Last year, Jars of Clay gave their fans a Christmas gift. CHRISTMAS SONGS was the first holiday release from the band in their 12 year career. The band brought new light to memorable Christmas songs such as...
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*Friday, October 10th, 2008*

Sanctus Real
Sparrow Records’ Sanctus Real connected with award-winning ABC reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to host a benefit concert in the band’s native Toledo, Ohio. The more than $50,000 raised will be given to the Frisch family, also from Toledo, whose house was selected for an “extreme makeover.” Held last month at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, Ohio, the ticket-only show drew more than 5,000 people who rallied in support of the building project to take place that week. Among those in attendance was the cast of “Extreme Makeover...
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Michael W. Smith
FOX News’ “Hannity & Colmes” co-host Sean Hannity came to Nashville to speak at an October 7 luncheon fundraiser for Rocketown, the nonprofit youth entertainment venue and skatepark. “Rally for Rocketown” took place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, prior to the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate at Belmont University. The event also featured a musical performance by Grammy award-winning Christian artist and Rocketown founder, Michael W. Smith. Christian music’s four-time Group of the Year Casting Crowns ushers in the holiday season this week with its first Christmas...
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*Thursday, October 9th, 2008*

Jeremy Camp
Thrilled to bike and perform for a cause, three-time RIAA Gold selling recording artist Jeremy Camp recently participated in the third annual Dierks Bentley "Miles & Music for Kids." The proceeds were raised for the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN. The celebrity motorcycle ride and concert was held this past Sunday, October 5th. The participants biked from scenic Williamson County through downtown Nashville, ending at Riverfront Park with jam session, which featured event founder Dierks Bentley in addition to Camp, Tim McGraw and other country artists. In the two previous years...
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Tammy Trent
Singer/songwriter, author and speaker Tammy Trent recently participated in “Turning The Tables,” a benefit dinner starring Nashville-area television, sports and music personalities as servers. Trent teamed with GMA’s reigning Artist of the Year, TobyMac, to serve gazpacho at the event, which was presented by Southern Exposure Magazine to raise money for the Save The Franklin Theatre project. “Turning The Tables” also featured Michael W. Smith; American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle; and Tennessee Titans...
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The highly anticipated album from Lecrae is now the No. 1 Gospel album in the country according to Billboard's Top Gospel charts. The Reach Records recording artist and Dove Award Nominee released his junior album, Rebel, on Sept 30 and immediately appeared on iTunes's Top Rap/Hip Hop Album chart in the No. 3 position just below T.I.'s Paper Trail. Rebel also claimed Billboard's No. 8 position on the Top Rap Album mainstream chart as well as the No. 3 position on Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Album chart. Breaking his own record with multiple sales chart appearances...
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Parachute Band
The Parachute Band have taken home the People’s Choice Award at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, held in Auckland last night. Out of the 100 plus artists nominated for awards, the New Zealand public has voted the Parachute Band their favourite. Parachute Music Founder & CEO, Mark de Jong, says “To be recognised by the people of New Zealand is such an honour for the Parachute Band. Our aim has always been to take NZ written worship songs to the world. To receive accolades for our music is...
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Vocalist/guitarist for power-pop band Superchick, Melissa Brock visits with one of her sponsored children, Mumbere Kisonice, at a Compassion project in Masaka, Uganda last month. More than 2000 children have been sponsored since 2004 through Superchick's partnership with Compassion International...
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*Wednesday, October 8th, 2008*

Skillet
GMA’s Artist of the Year nominee and two-time GRAMMY® nominated band Skillet’s explosive live show will soon be available for fans as the first-ever live concert CD and DVD combo, COMATOSE COMES ALIVE, hits on October 21st. This is the first live project for the band in their 12 year history. COMATOSE COMES ALIVE features songs from their 2006 Lava/Atlantic/Ardent/INO release COMATOSE, which has become their best-selling project to date, with sales over 400,000 units, along with their 2003 best-selling CD COLLIDE, and more. In follow up to a spring ’07 tour with FlyLeaf, and fall ’07 with Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace, this winter...
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House Of Heroes
As the first music video from what is easily one of the best albums to release this year, House Of Heroes announced today the debut of their new music video for the epic song, "In The Valley Of The Dying Sun", "Finally!!! In August, we went on over to Pittsburgh to film a video for our song "In the Valley of the Dying Sun" with the amazing people at Endeavor Media Group, and we can not be happier with how it turned out! Big thanks to those guys for their amazing ideas and vision, and the talent and ability to pull it off. Make sure you peep it a few times over at...
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Pillar
Last Thursday, Jesusfreakhideout.com reported the exit of Kalel and Lester Estelle from Pillar. Today, an official press release went out about Michael "Kalel" Wittig's new post-Pillar pursuits... "Longtime bassist for Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning hard rock band Pillar, Michael “Kalel” Wittig recently announced that he will leave the group to pursue other opportunities. Among his new ventures are artist management/marketing/consulting company JMA Music, and Stars Go Dim, a band he created with former Pillar...
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Newworldson
Inpop Records band Newworldson was recently honored by the Gospel Music Association Canada with multiple 2008 Covenant Award nominations. The pop-gospel artist was among this year’s top nominees, with seven nods including both “Group of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.” This year Newworldson garnered nominations for “Group of the Year,” alongside fellow Canadians Hawk Nelson, Starfield, Thousand Foot Krutch and High Valley, “Artist of the Year,” “Recorded Song of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Album of the Year” as well as repeat nominations for “Folk/Roots Song of the Year” and “Folk/Roots Album of the Year.” Last year the...
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Travis Cottrell
Ring the Bells, Travis Cottrell’s debut Christmas project, has only been released a day and has truly struck a chord with listeners of all ages, genres and musical preferences. Rapidly reaching #3 on the iTunes Holiday Music Chart, Ring the Bells is a combination of both original and classic Christmas songs, all brought to life by Cottrell’s pure, powerful vocals and the production and classic vision of Brown Bannister. This project truly celebrates the birth of our Savior and communicates a clear message of the true meaning...
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*Tuesday, October 7th, 2008*

Jon Foreman
On October 28th, highlights from Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman's four seasonal EP's will be released with two new songs, titled Limbs and Branches. But now vinyl fans can get all four EPs in vinyl form, along with all 26 mp3s of the songs with the new ones included! Below is the announcement, "The limited edition Jon Foreman vinyl box set is now available to order. It contains four 12" marbled high quality vinyl records (fall, winter, spring, summer) and a beautiful four page book-style cover featuring a few of Andy Barron's best shots...
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Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter is set to unveil their brand new 3-disc release, 45 Days. Due in stores November 25 and comprised of two DVDs and 1 CD, 45 Days documents the band's tour in support of last year's Storm the Gates of Hell as well as the band's intense connection with their fans, with many stories directly from the "hunters" themselves. "The stories they've told us have inspired many of our songs and in turn I believe many of our songs connect with our fans in a very personal way," explains Demon Hunter vocalist and co-founder Ryan Clark. "We communicate with our fans as much as we...
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Jaymes Reunion
California-based band Jaymes Reunion, recently signed to BEC Recordings and Universal Music Group Publishing, performed Sunday (October 5th) in Madison, New Jersey for the 14th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Walk-A-Thon. The quickly rising band was thrilled to support the foundation that raises essential funds for innovative leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research in loving memory of T.J. Martell, the son of legendary music executive Tony Martell of Madison. Jaymes Reunion performed music from their EP The Fine, which is now available on iTunes as well as from the upcoming 2009 label debut Everything You've Been Looking For...
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downhere
Christian music’s premiere rock band, Downhere, has had their latest project and fourth CD, Ending Is Beginning, embraced by industry and fans alike. The album was released by Centricity Music on September 23, debuted at #17 on the Current Contemporary Christian Overall Soundscan chart. This was the highest chart position ever for Downhere and Centricity Music. The project is distributed through Word Label Group Distribution...
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33Miles
After celebrating a successful street week with their sophomore record One Life, 33Miles’ first single “One Life to Love” has been selected as the iTunes ® Discovery Download starting Oct. 7. Appearing among the few "Free on iTunes" selections for the week, the song will be available for free download through Monday Oct. 13. To download “One Life To Love,” go to http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=292674314&s=143441 Another popular music streaming and download service Napster ® will be featuring a play list from the band starting the week...
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SoulJahz
Following the success of their debut release earlier this year, The Washington Projects (formerly Souljahz) are pleased to announce the release of their Christmas EP. The six-song release is available now through online digital outlets. Christmas features three original songs, “Stay A While”, “Thank You For Christmas” and “This Christmas” as well as three instrumental tracks. The EP showcases the vocal talents of the brother...
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*Monday, October 6th, 2008* ~ LATE UPDATE

Decyfer Down
INO/Columbia Records’ rock band Decyfer Down gave their fans a taste of their upcoming album with their Digital EP that released on Sept. 30. Along with the first single, “Crash,” which recently peaked at No. 1 on Christian Rock radio, the digital EP is a preview of four-selected tracks from their upcoming sophomore record, aptly titled CRASH, which crashes into stores Feb. 10. CRASH is the follow up to their 2006 debut album End Of Grey...
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Michael W. Smith
GRAMMY® award-winning and multi-Platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith will celebrate this holiday season with the 16-show “It’s A Wonderful Christmas Tour.” Featuring “American Idol” alum Melinda Doolittle as special guest, the tour kicks off Nov. 29, in Youngstown, Ohio and will hit major markets like Dallas, St. Paul, Spokane, Portland and more before it concludes in Phoenix on Dec. 19. The Associated Press calls Smith’s Christmas music “cinematic,” and this tour will showcase exactly why he has...
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Lanae Hale
Centricity Music’s exciting new artist, Lanae’ Hale, has been embraced by the digital music service, iTunes, since her debut in January 2007. She was selected as Discovery Download the week of January 2nd and received nearly 100,000 downloads for “Spring Again,” the first single from her self-titled six song EP. Recently she was tapped to perform for iTunes executives in San Francisco, CA at a showcase for artists with new projects and strong up and coming artists. Hale shared the stage with such artists as Sammy Hagar, Eric Hutchinson...
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In advance of the Oct. 14th release of their new CD Technicolor, Integrity Music’s Parachute Band will be featured on RelevantMagazine.com’s The Drop, starting tomorrow. And, this Wednesday night, they just might be the “people’s choice” in their home country of New Zealand. The Drop is Relevant Magazine’s online media player that promotes new and upcoming CDs. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 7 and for...
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*Sunday, October 5th, 2008*

Cool Hand Luke
On October 14th, Cool Hand Luke will release their newest album, The Sleeping House nationally. But vocalist/drummer Mark Nicks has more to celebrate than a new album. Below is Mark's announcement of his recent marriage, band changes, and more, "There has been a period of silence on our end, but that doesn't mean there has been no activity. In fact, quite a lot has happened. Let me explain. August 7, marked the tenth anniversary of Cool Hand Luke's very first show. August 8, I married the girl of my prayers and dreams. August 9, I turned 30...
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Third Day
Multi-platinum and GRAMMY winning Third Day performs tonight at the “Music Re-Builds Tour” benefitting the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund. KSBJ Special Events sponsored this concert event that will raise necessary funds to ignite healing for the region. The concert will feature Christian bands Third Day, Switchfoot and Robert Randolph & the Family Band on Friday, October 3rd at 6:20 p.m. CST at the Berry Center in Houston, Texas. Those not attending the sold out concert can view the televised broadcast on HTV Houston and HCCTV (check your local listing) and via live web stream available by visiting www.ksbj.org. Christian music superstar Michael W. Smith gives fans an exciting glimpse into his upcoming 21st album, A New Hallelujah, (October 28) with the...
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Newsboys
Journey Fest 2008, a contemporary Christian youth and music event, will be held October 31 through November 2, 2008 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch near Brooksville. The Newsboys, the Grammy-nominated Christian contemporary band, are the event’s headliners. Other groups include Story Side B, Manic Drive, The Glorious Unseen, Urban D, Since October, Code of Ethics, Burden of a Day, This Day On, Among the Thirsty and Regret and Forgive Again, along with many other local and regional bands; over 35 bands will...
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*Friday, October 3rd, 2008*

Kevin Max
Singer/songwriter Kevin Max turned in a top-billing performance for a new indie flick filmed earlier this year titled The Imposter. While the film nears completion for all the public to see, Max has released a few thoughts on the project as well as some answered questions regarding his participation in the film, as well as the Christian music and film industries, "I felt the need to address a couple of issues after recieving a note from my manager greg carnes, after talking with the director for the film...
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Norma Jean
NORMA JEAN--who deliver the most furious, and yet melodic, music of their career with their new album THE ANTI MOTHER--have premiered the video for their first single “Robots 3, Humans 0” on MySpace. To watch the video up now, log onto: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=43781090. For the conceptual video--which delves into the song’s themes of jealousy, confusion and rage--the band teamed with director Daniel Chestnut (Hurley Entertainment). This week, NORMA JEAN will kick off “The Anti Mother Tour” presented by Solid State Records...
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Based on the novel written by New York Times Bestselling Authors Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, Roadside Attractions presents HOUSE, a Christian-themed supernatural thriller descending into theaters nationwide on Nov. 7. The film has received a controversial ‘R’ rating by the MPAA, and with more than 350,000 books sold, the highly anticipated film is creating a buzz around the country from Dekker and Peretti fans anxious to see the movie version of this bestseller. In fact, fans are already rushing to check out the film’s facebook page...
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Andrew Peterson
Celebrated singer/songwriter and author Andrew Peterson recently announced dates for his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Christmas tour, which features special guests and friends Bebo Norman, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga, Todd Bragg, Garett Buell, Cason Cooley, Gabe Scott and Ben Shive. This euphonic event features Peterson's acclaimed Christmas song cycle, Behold The Lamb Of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ. The tour begins December 2nd in Elkhorn, NE, which will mark the 9th year that Peterson and friends have taken their Christmas concert...
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Hillsong London, a sister church of Australia’s largest evangelical congregation, the Sydney-based Hillsong Church, will release their fourth recording Hail to the King this October 28th via Integrity Music. The studio album features thirteen brand new songs led by worship pastor Peter Wilson, two of which were co-written with GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton. Hillsong London has previously recorded three albums including Shout God’s Fame, Jesus Is and Jesus Is re:mix, a critically-acclaimed, techno-influenced take on worship...
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*Thursday, October 2nd, 2008*

Pillar
We just got an email from one of our readers, R. Furr, who passed on the news that longtime Pillar bassist Michael "Kalel" Wittig has announced his departure from the band along with drummer Lester Estelle. Below is a good portion of the announcement in his own words to dispel any potential rumors or misquotes, "I wanted to tell you, some of my closest friends first before rumors started flying around. As of a few days ago, I have officially stepped out of Pillar...
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Project 86
Project 86 released an update today on the news they posted last week about the forthcoming Christmas EP, This Time Of Year, "Five tracks, released exclusively in both digital and physical formats, by Project 86. This is not just a collection of Christmas covers. This is brand new material from Project 86, including the single "This Time of Year." This is a unique collection of songs, loosely inspired by holiday themes. It is heavy, and features several new...
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Pillar
MLB.com is currently using GRAMMY-nominated hard rock band Pillar’s “For the Love of the Game” music video as an apt vehicle to showcase some of baseball’s biggest and best highlights. The video can be viewed here. “For the Love of the Game” is the title-track from Pillar’s most recent studio album, its fifth, which released February 26, 2008. Pillar’s hard-rocking, anthemic music has often been used in the sports world. During its career, its music has...
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Charlie Hall
Sixstepsrecords artist and Passion worship leader Charlie Hall is enjoying enthusiastic reviews from leading Christian music publications for his fourth studio album, The Bright Sadness. Released Aug. 19, the record, which looks at life amidst sorrow, has captured the heart and attention of industry critics everywhere. A collection of songs that reflect his current journey, “The Bright Sadness,” according to Hall, “comes from me...
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Kevin Max
The wait for new Kevin Max music is growing shorter. The singer has just posted new demos on his MySpace for all to here, as well as issued this update on the recording/production process for his new Crashing Gates EP, "We are working on final overdubs and mixes this week, but i thought i would add another song from the early demo process.... this is the only time and place these will be featured in this form, but i wanted to give the listener an opp to hear the song in rough and finished stages....always fun, the recording process...
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With a new album slated for this December on Tooth & Nail Records, pop punk outfit FM Static - which is fronted by Thousand Foot Krutch's Trevor McNevan - has posted a brand new song on their MySpace for a limited time for you to check out. Listen to "Boy Moves To A New Town" now at http://www.myspace.com/fmstatic.
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Maranatha! Music celebrates Top 25 Praise Songs 2009 Edition landing in the Top Ten of Soundscan’s Praise and Worship charts for an impressive 19 weeks since it’s May 20th release date. The Top 25 series reflects the most popular worship songs of the year as determined by more than 170,000 churches in North America and has sold more than 1,000,000 copies life-to-date. Each year, the Christian Copyright Licensing International organization...
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*Wednesday, October 1st, 2008*

The Listening
The Listening (AKA formerly known as "Rock N Roll Worship Circus") have just released an obscure Star Trek-inspired band update to fans that likens their musical journey to that of an intergalactic one. Most intriguingly, of course, is the promise revealed within its cryptic tale of three new songs soon to be released. Read on... "It has been several months since my crew and I have seen daylight, even longer since we set sail into the unknown depths beyond our intuitive limits. Buried under mounds of archived audio files, barely able to move due to countless magnetic strips...
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FFH
After FFH announced the group was taking a break, husband and wife duo Jeromy and Jennifer Deibler went off on a missions trip to Africa which only be the beginning of what would a journey that would be filled with joy as well as sorrow. Below is a personal letter from Jeromy to the fans giving an update on what FFH is up to, as well as announcing Jeromy & Jennifer - a new side project from just the two of them (for more on Jeromy & Jennifer, click here)... "Hi everyone, this is Jeromy Deibler. As many of you know, in early 2006 the four of us in our band, FFH, decided to take some time off from touring. We had been on the road for almost 15 years and had grown tired...
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TFK
Hailing from the West Coast, Tooth&Nail Records, BEC Recordings & Solid State Records were represented among the nominees for the 2008 Covenant Awards announced at the Calgary location of Blessings Christian Marketplace. Among those nominated, Thousand Foot Krutch led the pack with three nominations followed by multiple nominated Hawk Nelson, Manafest, Secret & Whisper and Cry of the Afflicted. The 30th Annual Covenant Awards will take place October 24, 2008 at First Alliance Church in Calgary, AB...
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POD
P.O.D. Will be performing their current hit single, “SHINE WITH ME,” tonight on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly Show (1:35 am ET). Wayne Brady is also scheduled to make an appearance on the show tonight. “SHINE WITH ME,” is currently #6 on R&R’s Christian Rock chart and #9 CRW’s Christian Rock chart. Check out P.O.D.’s cool new ecard at: http://www.payableondeath.com/shinewithme/...
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Chris Tomlin
On the heels of his seventh No. 1 single, releasing his chart-breaking project HELLO LOVE, which took the No. 9 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and was the highest charting iTunes® debut ever for any album in the Christian industry, Chris Tomlin has announced his ‘HELLO LOVE TOUR,’ featuring Israel Houghton and New Breed. “For me, it’s always been about the relationship between music and the people,” explains Tomlin about live shows...
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Michael W. Smith
Christian music superstar Michael W. Smith gives fans an exciting glimpse into his upcoming 21st album, A New Hallelujah, (October 28) with the featured debut of the short-form music video of the title track, a hit song already scaling the heights of Christian radio charts. The video premieres add to the existing momentum Smith is experiencing this week. His “A New Hallelujah” single was added to iTunes late yesterday and has already skyrocketed into the Top 10 on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart and “The Unity Tour...
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Braille Brizzy
This October, one of the hottest names in indie hip-hop is lighting up the most anticipated game of the fall. Syntax Recording artist Braille lends his lyrical skills to EA Sports' NBA Live 2009, due in stores this Tuesday (October 7th 2008). Fans were excited over the summer when the title track from Braille's latest album, The IV Edition, played over highlights from NBA Live '09 in a trailer that also served as an announcement that San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was the cover of...
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Former Audio Adrenaline members Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss, now doing select speaking engagements as "AA Talks." This month, on Tuesday October 21st, Mark and Will are inviting anyone to listen in and possibly participate in a special AA Talks session. Inside are the details...
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