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October, 2017
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*Tuesday, October 31, 2017*


Crowder Newsong and Crowder Team for "The Very Merry Christmas Tour"

GRAMMY®-nominated Christian music icons NewSong are teaming with GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Crowder for this year’s “Very Merry Christmas Tour.” One of Christian music’s favorite holiday outings, the tour will also feature acclaimed Word recording artist Sarah Reeves... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 30, 2017*


B.Reith Rebrands Himself as Full Name, Brian Reith

Former Gotee Records artist, and hip hop / pop / R&B / musical Jack-of-all-trades, B.Reith has taken to Patreon, rebranding himself in the process, to release new music to fans under his actual name, Brian Reith... << Full Report >>
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Stryper Announces New Bass Player Perry Richardson

After months of speculation, multi-platinum rock band Stryper is excited to announce the addition of iconic bass player Perry Richardson to the band lineup. Richardson joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar), all of whom are currently in pre-production on their upcoming album due in 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 27, 2017*


Grammy-Nominated RED New Album Available Now

GRAMMY-nominated rock band RED's sixth studio album, Gone is available now everywhere. Click here to download the album, here to purchase the CD and here to stream. True to the band’s discography, the new project continues... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 26, 2017*


Lauren Daigle Nominated For Second American Music Award

Centricity Music is proud to announce that award-winning artist Lauren Daigle was nominated for an American Music Award. Nominated for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist, this marks the second consecutive year Daigle has been recognized in the category. The 2017 American Music Awards will be... << Full Report >>
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Horizon Music Launches Debut Worship Album ‘VICTORY’ via Maranatha! Music/Capitol Records

Horizon Music is looking to impact the worship genre with their debut album, VICTORY, released on October 13th via Maranatha! Music/Capitol Records. The high energy worship album was produced by Dave Lubben (Kutless, Hollyn) and Aaron Russell... << Full Report >>
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For All Eternity To Release "The Will To Rebuild" Dec. 15

For All Eternity have announced a new album, "The Will To Rebuild," out Dec 15. See the video for the first single "Derailed." Preorders are available from MerchNow (US) and 24Hundred (AUS)... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 25, 2017*


Brandon Heath's New Album Available Now

Five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Brandon Heath has released his sixth studio album, Faith Hope Love Repeat, available now for download and streaming. The collection of songs on Faith Hope Love Repeat are a reflection of Heath's current season of life... << Full Report >>
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Hannah Kerr's Christmas EP, "Emmanuel" Out Now

Black River Christian's Hannah Kerr released her Christmas EP, Emmanuel, on October 20, which is already receiving critical acclaim. Produced by Mark Miller (Casting Crowns), the six-song project includes two original songs - "Emmanuel" co-written by Kerr, Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, and "Christmas Eve... << Full Report >>
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Ricardo Sanchez Graces Cover of "Guideposts" Magazine

Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader and Difference Media recording artist Ricardo Sanchez is marking another first in a celebrated career with his November cover story in Guideposts magazine, one of the most-read publications in the country. Sanchez joins the ranks of Lester Holt, Taraji P. Henson, Kristin Chenoweth, and Reba McEntire... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 24, 2017*


Skillet Skillet To Headline Winter Jam 2018

GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum-selling and Billboard Music Award-winning rockers Skillet will headline the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular, it was revealed during the tour's launch celebration earlier this evening at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café. Among the biggest annual tours in the world, Winter Jam is once again set... << Full Report >>
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Meredith Andrews Releases Full-Length Christmas Album Oct. 27

Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews is releasing her new full-length Christmas album, Receive Our King, this Friday, October 27. Produced by her husband, Jacob Sooter, the album includes new versions of "Behold The Savior," "He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)"... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Celebrate 10 Million Albums

Grammy-winning and multi-Platinum selling band CASTING CROWNS celebrated their 10 million albums sold achievement last week with industry friends and family in downtown Nashville. The group joins a small and elite group of Christian artists as they surpass 10 million albums sold... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz's New Single "Witness" Gains Early Acclaim

Just days after its release, Centricity Music’s Jordan Feliz is receiving vast recognition for “Witness,” the first single off his highly anticipated sophomore album, which is set for a March 2018 debut. Feliz wrote the new track with his frequent co-writers Colby Wedgeworth and Paul Duncan, who both also collaborated with Feliz on his hit single... << Full Report >>
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Michael W. Smith Announces New Album "A Million Lights"

Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith announces his new album, A Million Lights, will release Feb. 16, 2018 from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music... << Full Report >>
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Humble Beast's Beautiful Eulogy New Album WORTHY Out Now

After a three-year hiatus, Humble Beasts' Beautiful Eulogy has returned with the release of their third studio album, Worthy, available now at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The new project is the follow-up to their 2013... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 23, 2017*


Jason Gray Announces CHRISTMAS IS COMING Tour w/Chris August, Hannah Kerr

Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Gray will headline the Christmas Is Coming Tour this holiday season, featuring special guests Chris August and Hannah Kerr. Presented by Prison Fellowship International, the Christmas Is Coming Tour hits the road Dec. 1, in Columbia, Mo., and will travel... << Full Report >>
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for KING & COUNTRY Headlines ROADSHOW 2018 with Matthew West, Natalie Grant

An all-star lineup of some of Christian music’s biggest names will take the stage when THE ROADSHOW embarks on its ninth year in February 2018. Grammy-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY, along with Grammy nominees Matthew West, Natalie Grant and Zach Williams are... << Full Report >>
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Mark Schultz Announces "A Different Kind of Christmas Tour" w/Love & The Outcome

GMA Dove Award-winning and platinum-selling artist Mark Schultz will launch A Different Kind of Christmas Tour this December, joined by husband-and-wife duo Love & the Outcome. The annual holiday tour is in its third year and gets its name from Schultz’s #1 holiday-themed radio single... << Full Report >>
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Singer Songwriter Micah Tyler Drops "Different" And Stirring, Personal Music Video

Fresh from a performance and a New Artist of the Year nod at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards alongside a non-stop touring schedule with Big Daddy Weave and We Are Messengers, Micah Tyler released his first full-length album Different (Fair Trade Services) on Friday... << Full Report >>
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DREAM Records Signs Pop Group Mass Anthem

DREAM Label Group is excited to announce the signing of Nashville pop group, Mass Anthem to its growing roster at DREAM Records (Matthew Parker, We Are Leo, Landry Cantrell). Mass Anthem is comprised of brothers, Tyler Sowards, Chad Sowards as well as Joey... << Full Report >>
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RMG Amplify and Role Model Records Establish Partnership

RMG Amplify welcomes Role Model Records to its growing list of clients. The label, founded in 2010 by Sola Ogunbitan, has blossomed into one of the top upcoming companies in hip-hop. RMG Amplify will be assisting RMR in promoting new projects by Dru Bex, Shopé and newly signed artist to the RMR roster, Lord Badu... << Full Report >>
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B413 Presents “NO FILTER LIVE” Featuring For KING & COUNTRY

B413, the premier organization dedicated to equipping families with tweens, presents “NO FILTER LIVE” featuring For KING & COUNTRY, Dannah Gresh and master illusionist Bryan Drake. The event will take place at First Assembly of God in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on October 26, 2017. Tickets are available... << Full Report >>
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*Sunday, October 22, 2017*


CCM Reunion Launches Inaugural Concert in Historic Franklin, TN

CCM Reunion, a gathering of some of the most influential pioneers of the genre that would eventually become known as Contemporary Christian music (CCM), is thrilled to announce their inaugural concert.

Award winning artists, including Evie Tornquist Karlsson, The Archers, Cheri Keaggy, and Farrell & Farrell, will join with music director Tim Akers and his band to celebrate the artists, musicians, fans, and songs of CCM on October 27, 2017, at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, located at... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 20, 2017*


Capitol Christian Music Group’s The Young Escape Reveals Debut Single "good life" Available Today

The newest signing to Capitol CMG, The Young Escape, has released their debut single "good life," available now. Delivering energetic pop music with a dance/electronic edge, geared towards youth and young adults, the four-piece band from southern California is made up of siblings Ryan, McKenna, Kyrsten, and Luke Johns. In addition to “good life,” The Young Escape also released a music video accompanying the song... << Full Report >>
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Tune In Alert: 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Airing Sunday, October 22 on TBN

Tune In Alert: The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be airing this Sunday, October 22 on TBN. The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE. View the full list of nominees here. For more information... << Full Report >>
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Singer / Songwriter John Tibbs Releases Heartland EP Today Amidst Acclaim!

Singer/songwriter John Tibbs independently releases amidst wide acclaim today his Heartland EP on Windmill & Wave Records with Tone Tree Music distribution and Heritage (an imprint of Bethel Music) digital marketing. The EP is available now at iTunes... << Full Report >>
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KB Releases New Album, "Today We Rebel"

Billboard chart topping Christian Hip Hop artist, KB, releases his latest effort, Today We Rebel, today (October 20) via Reach Records. In 2017— with the world in a social and political frenzy—KB is redefining what that rebellion truly... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 19, 2017*


Beautiful Eulogy's "Worthy" Releases Tomrorow, Oct. 20

After a three-year hiatus, Beautiful Eulogy returns to offer their third studio album, Worthy, on October 20th. Worthy is a follow up to their 2013 release, Instruments of Mercy and it features guest appearances by Citizens, Aaron Strumple,... << Full Report >>
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Ryan Stevenson Wins First Dove Award

Gotee Records' Ryan Stevenson was honored with his first GMA Dove Award earlier this week at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Stevenson received the "Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year" award for his record-breaking single "Eye of the Storm," which he also performed with GabeReal of TobyMac's DiverseCity band during the main broadcast... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Wins 23rd GMA Dove Award for Worship Album of the Year, Receives Third American Music Award Nomination

Chris Tomlin took home his 23rd GMA Dove Award for Worship Album of the Year for Never Lose Sight at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Tuesday night at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The Dove Award comes on the heels of Tomlin's American Music Award (AMA) nomination for... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 18, 2017*


DREAM Records Artist Landry Cantrell Gets Married!

Congratulations are in order for Landry Cantrell! On September 30, DREAM Records artist Landry Cantrell married longtime girlfriend Kelsey Hicks. The pair exchanged vows in front of friends and family in the backyard of their new home... << Full Report >>
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Zach Willliams Wins Two GMA Dove Awards. Opens The Show With "Chain Breaker"

Provident Label Group/Sony Music artist Zach Williams was named New Artist of the Year at last night's 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. His record-breaking No. 1 song "Chain Breaker" also won for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. He was also nominated in three other categories and tied for most artist nods with... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 17, 2017*


MercyMe MercyMe and Zach Williams Take Home Top Awards at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Tonight, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) handed out honors in 39 categories at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards plus special industry recognitions at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville. Kari Jobe and Tasha Cobb Leonard hosted the sold-out show and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. Visit www.doveawards.com for more information.... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 16, 2017*


Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Shares Post-Surgery Update

Multi-GRAMMY® nominated and award-winning artist Natalie Grant has received positive news from her medical team following thyroid surgery on October 10th. Grant underwent surgery last week to remove half of her thyroid after two tumors were found in an ultrasound. The results of the surgery and pathology report revealed papillary thyroid cancer in two nodules in... << Full Report >>
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Ashes Remain To "Let The Light In" With Oct. 27 BEC Debut

Heralding a long-awaited return after more than six years, pop/rock fan favorites Ashes Remain are set to bow their BEC Recordings debut, Let The Light In, October 27. Produced by 7eventh Time Down frontman Mikey Howard—with lead Christian AC/Hot AC/CHR single “All of Me” produced by GRAMMY®-winner Seth Mosley and Mike... << Full Report >>
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NF NF's "Perception" Tops Billboard Top 200 Chart!

One of the realest fan movements of the year made this possible...Rapper NF's third studio album, Perception (NF Real Music/Caroline), has exceeded expectations to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.... << Full Report >>
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"Work Songs: The Porter's Gate Worship Project, Vol. 1 (Live)" Hits Itunes Top 2 Amidst 5-Star Acclaim

The Porter’s Gate, a creative movement aiming to reimagine worship that welcomes, reflects and impacts both community and the Church, released globally with The Fuel Music distribution its first collection of all new modern hymns, Work Songs: The Porter's Gate Worship Project, Vol. 1 (Live), amidst 5-star acclaim. The live worship album featuring over a dozen artists, including... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, October 13, 2017*


Carmen Justice Fights The Right Fight with Highly Anticipated Solo EP

Carmen Justice has been dropping singles for the past year revealing her new sound as a solo artist leaving fans anxious for more, and today the pop/alternative artist is unveiling her debut solo EP Against The Odds available for purchase worldwide via iTunes, Amazon, google and Spotify... << Full Report >>
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Bryan & Katie Torwalt Release "Christmas" EP Today

Jesus Culture worship leaders, Bryan & Katie Torwalt are excited to share their new Christmas EP available today for the upcoming holiday season. The four-song EP features three classic Christmas songs along with a revisited song, "Emmanuel (God With Us Forever)," from their 2016 project Champion.  Click here to purchase their Christmas EP... << Full Report >>
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Point of Grace Serenades The Season with "Sing Noel" Oct. 20

Sing Noël, the highly-anticipated, new recording from Platinum-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Point of Grace, bows October 20. Heralded for multiple classic Christmas recordings spanning a storied career, Sing Noël is Point of Grace’s fifth seasonal set and their LifeWay Worship debut.
 
Featuring 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites, the project was produced by Kent Hooper and Phillip Keveren... << Full Report >>
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More Presenters Added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the last round of presenters for the 48th Annual GMA Dove AwardsBeth Moore, Dr. Bobby Jones, Brandon Heath, Chonda Pierce, Jaci Velasquez, John Gray, Karen Peck Gooch, Kim Fields, Lauren Daigle, Mandisa, Miel San Marcos, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Montell Jordan, Trace Adkins, Travis Cottrell... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October , 2017*


Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Announces "Good Good Father Tour" Sponsored by Amazon Music Unlimited

GRAMMY® Winner Chris Tomlin kicks off his "Good Good Father Tour" tonight in St. Charles, MO, sponsored by Amazon Music Unlimited. Additionally, Tomlin is releasing the Never Lose Sight Tour Edition album, featuring five unreleased live versions of his biggest hits, including "Home," "Good Good Father," and "Our God... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 11, 2017*


Hollyn Sadie Robertson’s LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR To Feature Anthem Lights, Chris McClarney of Jesus Culture, Steven Malcolm and Hollyn

On your mark; Get set; Go! On October 19th, The LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR brought to you by Help One Now is poised to begin a 16-city sprint across the nation. Best-selling author, speaker, and role model Sadie Robertson is anticipating all that God will do while she and her friends are encouraging thousands of young adults “to live uniquely and be the person God made [you] to be,” she said... << Full Report >>
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Gospel Song Records Announces Partnership with The Welcome Wagon

Gospel Song Records announces their partnership with The Welcome Wagon

The Welcome Wagon—made up of Presbyterian pastor Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique—was first introduced as a homespun, gospel-infused folk duo whose most comfortable venue was their own home. Although many of those qualities remain true, their current... << Full Report >>
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"WORSHIP RELIEF: Houston, You're Not Alone" Unites Artists For Hurricane Relief

Bethel Music, Chris Quilala, Cody Carnes, Hillsong Worship, Joel & Victoria Osteen, Kari Jobe, Passion, Pat Barrett and Tasha Cobbs Leonard will come together on Oct. 15 for"WORSHIP RELIEF: Houston, You're Not Alone," a special night of music at Houston's Lakewood Church starting at 7 p.m. CST... << Full Report >>
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War of Ages Announce New Album, "Alpha"

War of Ages are releasing a new full-length album on December 8. The band's 7th studio album is titled Alpha and, in keeping with the rest of the War of Ages canon, boasts powerful cover art by Illustrator Dave Quiggle... << Full Report >>
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Jonathan Cain Of Journey Premiere Streams First Christmas Album, "Unsung Noel," Today

Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist in Journey, Jonathan Cain reveals today his first Christmas album, Unsung Noel, through an exclusive premiere stream from Billboard at www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7997458/journey-jonathan-cain-unsung-noel-christmas-album... << Full Report >>
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Half Mile Home's Todd Burton's Son Killed In Gun Violence

Prayers and condolences to Half Mile Home's Todd Burton. This past Saturday his son DeAndre Andrus, 21, was shot and killed in what police believe to be a drive-by shooting that involved his cousin. Todd's son was found dead the next morning from the gunshot wounds in Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 10, 2017*


Skillet Skillet Goes Beyond "Unleashed" with Deluxe Edition

Building on the success of their critically acclaimed and commercially successful release Unleashed, Skillet will release Unleashed Beyond, a deluxe version of their acclaimed 2016 release, on November 17. Unleashed Beyond boasts eight bonus tracks; five brand new unreleased songs, including “Breaking Free (feat. Lacey Sturm),” 2 remixes and the film... << Full Report >>
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Tenth Avenue North Celebrates the Holidays with "Decade The Halls Vol. 1"

Tenth Avenue North has announced their upcoming holiday record, Decade The Halls Vol. 1 (Remade Records), which will release on November 10th. This unique concept-album is a musical walk through the last 100 years of Christmas music with each song featuring a different decade starting in the 1920s all the way to present day. This album displays the band's creative and musical talent as they explore different instrumentation... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Bows Greatest Hits Collection Nov. 3

GRAMMY® Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli celebrates ten years of her artistry with the release of Greatest Hits: the first ten years. The 15-track album, which spans her decade long career and features six No. 1 radio hits, three top 5 hits, three top 10's and two new studio recordings, will be available November 3, 2017 with Fervent Records... << Full Report >>
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NEEDTOBREATHE's Josh Lovelace Premieres "You're My Very Best Friend" Video

On November 17th, Josh Lovelace of the Grammy nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE will release his debut family album Young FolkThe collection of songs features guest appearances from Ben RectorEllie HolcombSpirit Family Reunion, and members of children's music trio... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin's Book "Holy Roar" Receives High Regard

Available today, high regard for GRAMMY® winner and  worship leader Chris Tomlin and Pastor Darren Whitehead's  HOLY ROAR, 7 Words that will Change the Way You Worship is flowing in from leading pastors and worship leaders across the globe... << Full Report >>
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Creative Soul's Melinda McGlasson Releases New Single

Creative Soul Records recording artist, worship leader and cancer survivor Melinda McGlasson releases a new radio single today. “Trust Him,” produced by Eric Copeland, is going for adds to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 9, 2017*


Project 86 To Release 10th Studio Album, "Sheep Among Wolves" Dec. 5

Orange county’s seminal post-hardcore/rock champions Project 86, in celebration of their 20th year as a band, announce their 10th album release worldwide on December 5th, 2017. The Pledgemusic funded project highlights a lengthy career with an impressive, genre-defying milestone of ten songs, titled Sheep Among Wolves... << Full Report >>
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NF Announces North Amercian "Perception" Tour Today

Today, Michigan rapper, singer, and songwriter NF announces 2018 tour dates in support of his new album, Perception [Caroline]. Released Friday, October 6th,NF's third full-length album Perception quickly shot to #1 at iTunes on both the Hip-Hop Albums Chart... << Full Report >>
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More Talent Added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced more talent for the 48th Annual GMA Dove AwardsCasting Crowns, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Hollyn, Jekalyn Carr, Joseph Habedank, Micah Tyler and Tauren Wells are set to perform during the awards show. Hollyn and Tauren Wells will host the... << Full Report >>
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7Core Music Announce Signing of Tina Boonstra

7Core Music are excited to announce new signing Tina Boonstra. Growing up as a songwriter in a missionary family, Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she was so familiar with, but it wasn’t until she began performing on the London open mic... << Full Report >>
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Your Memorial Announce Final EP, Farewell Tour Details

Pre-orders have just become available for Your Memorial’s final project, due out November 10. The self titled EP was recorded with For Today/Nothing Left's Ryan Leitru at Graphic Nature Studios, and will be accompanied by a farewell tour this November. 

Check out the video for the lead single "Degenerate."... << Full Report >>

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*Friday, October 6, 2017*


Audrey Assad Audrey Assad's First Single From "Evergreen," "Deliverer," Releases Today

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and author  Audrey Assad releases today the first single from her third independent album and first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. The song, “Deliverer,” was written, produced and engineered by Assad and Bryan Brown, mixed by Chad Howat of Paper Route and is available now at digital retailers globally from Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective Announces Timely Project "Good News" To Release January 2018

Rend Collective announced today that the group's sixth studio album, Good News, is set to release in January, 2018. The first single from the anticipated project, “Rescuer (Good News),” has already been added by major... << Full Report >>
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Jeremy Camp Releases New Album, "The Answer"

GRAMMY nominee and multi-Dove Award winning artist Jeremy Camp's 9th studio album THE ANSWER (Capitol CMG) is out now. With The Answer Tour well underway and album reviews starting to pour in, Jeremy Camp's fall season is just getting started... << Full Report >>
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Hannah Kerr Announces Christmas EP, "Emmanuel"

Black River Christian's Hannah Kerr announces the October 20 release of her holiday EP, Emmanuel. The six-song project was produced by Mark Miller and will be available in both digital and physical formats. Emmanuel includes seasonal favorites such as "White Christmas," "O Come O Come Emmanuel," "Breath of Heaven," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and two original songs - "Emmanuel" co-written by Kerr, Andy Gullahorn... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West's Latest, "All In," Impacts Multiple Billboard Charts

Four-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew West dropped his newest album on Friday, Sept. 22. Since its release, All In has impacted multiple Billboard Charts, securing the No. 2 position on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, while also charting at No. 16 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Top Albums chart, securing a spot on Billboard's Top 200 chart. The 14-track release includes West's... << Full Report >>
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NF Releases New Album "Perception" Today

Today, Michigan rapper, singer, and songwriter NF releases his third full-length album, Perception [Caroline]-in stores and at all digital retailers. After the pre-order soared to #3 on Amazon's Rap Chart and #6 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, the record has already notably stood out as Capitol Music Group's fastest-selling D2C pre-order in 2017. Now, it currently holds spots in the Top 10 of both respective charts... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, October 5, 2017*


Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Announces Birth of Her Fourth Child

Fervent Records recording artist and GRAMMY® Award winner Francesca Battistelli and her husband Matt are proud to announce the birth of their fourth child, a son, born Sunday evening, October 1. Wyatt joins his siblings Eli (7), Audrey (5), Isaac (18 months)... << Full Report >>
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BEC Recordings Announces Kutless' New Album, "ALPHA / OMEGA," Releasing November 10

BEC Recordings’ band, Kutless, will release their new album ALPHA / OMEGA on November 10. The band’s tenth studio album is now available for pre-order here. With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years... << Full Report >>
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Tenth Avenue North Tenth Avenue North Announces 'Decade The Halls' Tour w/Zach Williams & Meredith Andrews

Multiple Dove Award winning band Tenth Avenue North has partnered with Compassionn International to present the "Decade The Halls" Tour this Christmas season, with special guests Zach Williams and Meredith Andrews. A holiday treat that brings a whole new meaning to the timelessness of Christmas, the "Decade The Halls" Tour will feature both traditional Christmas favorites... << Full Report >>
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Singer/Songwriter Melanie Penn Reveals Compelling Christmas Album To Release Nov. 3

Hailing from New York City, singer/songwriter Melanie Penn reveals her new Christmas project Immanuel, set to release Nov. 3rd. Her third studio album, Immanuel is a winsome collection of folk-pop songs, with nine originals and one classic carol retelling the... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, October 4, 2017*


Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Releasing New Album October 20

Five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Brandon Heath will release his sixth studio album, Faith Hope Love Repeat, on October 20th. Working for a year-and-a-half on this upcoming album, Heath cultivated through more than 100 songs he wrote and co-wrote to... << Full Report >>
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Sivion Releases "Really His (feat. Krum)" Single In Anticipation of Full-Album Release

Sivion and Illect Recordings are excited to share "Really His". It's the final single leading in to the release of Dark Side of the Cocoon on Friday. Krum guests on the Sebastian Hochstein produced single... << Full Report >>
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Young Oceans to Release New Project "SUDDENLY (or the Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)" October 20

For the past four years, ethereal rockers YOUNG OCEANS have quietly released independent albums, organically growing a grassroots audience of fans seeking a deep, personal worship music experience. This fall, YOUNG OCEANS will release not only a new album titled “SUDDENLY (or the Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)”, they are preparing to tour for the first time in the band’s history... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, October 3, 2017*


SCC 6th Annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour To Be Headlined By Steven Curtis Chapman

Today K-LOVE officially announces their 6th annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour. The 19-city tour will be headlined by multi-GRAMMY® Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman and joined by special guests Plumb, We Are Messengers and Mark Martel. Official tour dates are listed... << Full Report >>
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Alive | City Named Winner of 2017 CFA National Talent Search

The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation's largest Christian music festivals, announced today that "Alive | City" has been selected as the winner of its 2017 CFA National Talent Search Competition. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee this week... << Full Report >>
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Christy Nockels' Newest Album Resonates with Families in Big Way

Singer-songwriter/worship leader Christy Nockels released her newest album, Be Held - Lullabies For The Beloved on Friday, bringing hope to families nationwide... << Full Report >>
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Christian Singer-Songwriter Stephanie Joy Releases Debut EP, "Walk Your Road"

Christian recording artist Stephanie Joy released her debut album, Walk Your Road, on September 22nd via Novanglus Records. The 6 song collection of timeless pop contemporary music, was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Val Garay, whose credits include hitmakers like Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Bette Midler to name a few... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, October 2, 2017*


Christian Music Artists Respond to Las Vegas Music Festival Massacre

As the nation struggles to make sense of last night’s horrific massacre at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas, Christian music artists are sharing their thoughts, offering hope and praying for peace... Sadly we live in a flawed world and we're all vulnerable. It's so important to continue to campaign for love instead of hate. Love prevails, always. Praying and thinking of all the souls lost in Las Vegas... << Full Report >>
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Carrollton To Release New Album "Everything or Nothing"

Centricity Music band Carrollton is gearing up for a busy fall, with the release of a new album coming October 6 and a headlining tour beginning later this month. Produced by Scott Cash (Needtobreathe, Passion, Chris Tomlin) and the band themselves, the 10-track Everything Or Nothing has been a long-term labor of love for Carrollton... << Full Report >>
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*Sunday, October 1, 2017*


Peter Furler Announces "Songs & Stories Tour" with Ryan Stevenson

Former Newsboys frontman Peter Furler has announced the Songs & Stories Tour with Gotee Records artist Ryan Stevenson to launch this November. The acoustic tour will also feature Kevin Max on select dates... << Full Report >>
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KJ-52 Denounces Unlawful Copy of "Mental" Album For Sale Online

It's a sad truth that the more you dig into the inner-workings of the music industry - even the "Christian" music industry - and the more time you spend working within it, the more stories you are likely to hear like this one about KJ-52's 2014 Mental being unlawfully distributed by a former manager. Today, KJ sent out a letter to friends, exposing the ugly story behind the album involving misuse of the rights to the songs and withheld profits, urging readers not to buy a fake copy of the album and to spread the... << Full Report >>
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