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September, 2003


*new as of Monday, September 29th, 2003*

Third Day
Third Day and tobyMac will rock the house in the 2004 U.S. Spring tour in 75 cities! “We’re extremely excited about the 2004 tour! We’ve admired tobyMac for a long time. He’s one of the most prolific artists in our industry. We’re excited to have him on the tour because we know he takes the energy level into the stratosphere with his set,” says Tai Anderson. The 2004 tour will hit 75 cities from the East Coast to the West Coast over the course of the Spring and Fall. Brad Avery states, “We are pumped to see our fans again at a full-on Third Day show! And this tour will be incredible because we're making all the floor seats General Admission wherever possible, which means we, as a band, can feed off the energy and excitement of the crazed fans who are up front. From the kickin’ rock songs to the worship segments, it will be a great night!” Having just been confirmed on the Third Day tour, tobymac said, "I still can’t believe I landed this tour with Third Day. They are the 'rock n’ roll touring apple-of-my-eye.' These guys have consistently been passionate and progressive in recorded music, ministry and ultimately the live show. I'm ready for a diverse night where people are fully engaged from hip hop to rock and roll to worship ……gumbo baby, straight gumbo."
Big Idea
ChristianityToday.com made the following devastating announcement last week: "Big Idea Productions, makers of the best-selling VeggieTales video series, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, as part of a deal to sell the financially troubled company. Big Idea has agreed to sell its assets—including copyrights to Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber and other VeggieTales characters—to Classic Media LLC, which owns or manages media properties such as "Rocky and Bullwinkle," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Despite Big Idea's continued popularity—eight of the top 10 selling videos in the Christian retail market are from Big Idea, including the recently released The Ballad of Little Joe—the company has had cash flow problems in recent years. Last November, following the release of the motion picture Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, which grossed more than $24 million at the box office, Big Idea laid off 30 employees. Additional layoffs have cut the company's staff from a high of 200 part-and full-time employees to a current staff of 44. "To call the last year difficult is an understatement," said Big Idea founder and CEO Phil Vischer in a statement. "In the midst of VeggieTales' success, we made several key strategic errors that led us to this point. Due to their great enthusiasm for both our business and our ministry, I believe Classic Media is a wonderful partner to help guide Big Idea back to financial health." Kris Fuhr, a spokesperson for Big Idea, said the company intends to continue making VeggieTales videos, with an Easter special due for release next February, followed by videos in May and September. Plans for a second VeggieTales film, announced last fall, are now on hold, Fuhr said. "There are projects that are ready to go," she said, "but they have to have the appropriate business model" before proceeding." For the full article, visit http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/135/41.0.html
delirious
Delirious? made this following announcement yesterday... "We know that one thing we can bring is music and so we have! We have a new album that is coming, but first we want people to get hold of some of this music absolutely FREE and that is where maybe you could help. With the computer download culture firmly here, we want people to be able to do this legally as well as get the music out to as many people as possible, because we know what it can do… So from the 1st of October (this Wednesday), we are offering a FREE download of a new song called 'Majesty (Here I Am)' and as the title suggests, it's about one thing - our Creator and what He has done for us. A song we are proud of, a song we believe will have the church singing with us and a song that is meant to bring God all the Glory. With this download (the full and final version), we are offering the 'single' artwork and music tablature as a download too. We will also be doing the same again, with a different song on November 1st. The link to 'Majesty (Here I Am)' is http://delirious.co.uk OR you can make the link direct with MP3 http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/284/delirious1.html We also have wallpaper available to remind people of the free downloads. The link is http://www.delirious.co.uk/experience.html
POD
Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of the eagerly awaited new album from P.O.D., entitled Payable On Death. The San Diego-based quartet's follow-up to 2001's RIAA triple-platinum, Billboard Top 10-charting Satellite, the new collection is set to arrive in stores nationwide on November 4th. Produced by P.O.D. and longtime studio collaborator Howard Benson, Payable On Death sees the band pushing their explosive sound to extraordinary new heights. The result is their rawest, most provocative recording to date, blending evocative, emotional lyrics with urgent, charismatic rock 'n' roll. (Visit this page for a full track list) "Will You," the first single from Payable On Death, is far and away the #1 most-added track this week at rock and alternative radio nationwide, with over 140 stations jumping on the track out-of-the-box. A companion video clip - directed by Marc Webb (Good Charlotte, AFI, Unwritten Law) - is currently in production.
RSJ
As the youngest member of the Honorary Committee of the Presidential Prayer Team Rebecca St. James will have a chance to bring encouragement to the more than 80,000 plus youngsters who regularly visit the PPT's "Prayer Team Kids" section of the homepage site www.presidentialprayerteam.org. A photo and bio of Rebecca will appear on the site as a "role modeling" feature for young visitors. Her story will include her commitment as a child in Australia to follow God and her words of encouragement for kids to pray everyday and include God in their daily lives. Visitors to the site will also be able to watch Rebecca's latest video, "I Thank You."
Tait
Can't wait for the new TAIT record, Lose This Life to hit the shelves? Well, you don't have to wait until the November 4 release date to purchase it. MusiChristian.com is currently running a pre-sale, where you can put your order in early for the special price of $11.97. If you want to see the band live, you can check them out on the Shoutfest Tour. We've heard the record and it's amazing - we can't wait for you to hear it too! For information on the tour, check out www.taitband.com.
Audio A
Do any Audio Adrenaline fans remember the raw energy of Live Bootleg back in 1995? Well, the AA gang is back doing it LIVE again this winter. Audio Adrenaline's upcoming first live DVD, Alive, was filmed at this summer's Alive Fest and includes more than an hour of pure Adrenaline. From classics like "Big House" to new hits like "Dirty," Mark, Will, Ben and Tyler pull out all your favorites on ALIVE! Throw this DVD into your player and you'll feel like you are sitting in the crowd at Alive. This winter, you will be able to pick up the Alive DVD and Audio Adrenaline's latest disc, Worldwide together and for the special price of $11.88 - the perfect Christmas gift! And on another note, Audio Adrenaline has been tapped to headline Winter Jam this year with NewSong. Tour dates to come.
Bleach
In conjunction with the upcoming October 21st release of their new album, Astronomy, the Bleach gang has made the wait a little easier to handle... they’ve gone electric! Now’s your chance to get a sneak peak at the album, get a brand new Bleach desktop or buddy icon, look at all their upcoming tour dates, download mp3’s and just have a great time! Take a look around and see what all the buzz is about, and why, after nearly eight years, Bleach is still creating some of the greatest and most relevant music in the industry today! http://www.toothandnail.com/bleach/ecard
Best-selling comedienne Chonda Pierce returns to the comedy stage with this week’s release of Have I Got a Story for You!, a special CD/DVD available on M2.0 Communications. Have I Got a Story for You!, Pierce’s fifth project, presents more of what Pierce’s audiences have come to know and adore – her hilarious real-life stories which only she delivers with her own mark and manner. Have I Got a Story for You!, which opens with a music video cover of the tune “The Girls are Back in Town,” featuring Pierce and tour mate Sandi Patty, is a great highlight of what to expect to see live and in-person, since the two just hit the road together on their fall tour. The tour, named “The Girls are Back in Town Tour,” just kicked off last week and in record time, the tour has been doing phenomenal box office business. Hitting such major markets as Oklahoma City and Chattanooga, both dates sold out weeks in advance of the actual tour stop. Other early markets such as Asheville, Montgomery, Greenville, Bristol, Knoxville and Tulsa, are all close to arena capacity.
They're broken up, they're not, they're broken up, they're not. The most indecisive rock band in Christian music is touring again! Solid State spoke with the band ZAO last week and it looks like the rumours are indeed true, the band is touring again and plan on recording a new record hopefully before the end of the year. Former vocalist Dan Weyandt is no longer in the band and a new vocalist is to be announced shortly. See them while you can!
On October 21st the latest Solid State Records compilation will be in stores. What can you expect? A 2-disc collection; one a cd with a dozen songs by The Agony Scene, Stretch Arm Strong, Beloved and more. The other disc is a DVD with EVERY Solid State video ever done as well as bonus live footage of ZAO, Norma Jean, Living Sacrifice and more. That's a disc with a dozen songs and a DVD with nearly 20 videos, all for under $10!
Those in Europe having a tough time finding The Agony Scene record have reason to rejoice. The metal titan Century Media will be releasing the record in Europe on September 29th. Not a lot different than the Solid State release other than the CM logo on the back but the record collector fans here in America can get the European version by going to http://www.amazon.co.uk
Leading CBA supplier, Word Distribution, is partnering with Artisan’s Family Home Entertainment division (FHE) and Warner Home Video to distribute best-selling classics to Christian retailers nationwide. Word is supporting the release of the many family-friendly videos never before offered at Christian retail with the launch of its “Family Entertainment Headquarters” promotion distinguished by merchandise kits in each store. "Our plan is to build a strong category of movies suitable for the entire family that haven't typically been available to Christian retailers in the past," says Word Distribution International Sales Director, Eric Nordhoff. "The Family Entertainment Headquarters will help stores meet the ever growing demand for quality DVD and video entertainment." The Promotion will begin Sept. 26 with the VHS and DVD availability of such acclaimed titles as Hometown Legend, Gods and Generals, It's A Wonderful Life, Jesus of Nazareth, Moses, Joshua, Great Heroes of the Bible, Children on Their Birthdays, The Sarah Plain and Tall Collection, Clifford Volumes 1-3 (DVD only) and The Littlest Angel. "Word plans to release additional quality videos that land in the family-viewing category in the next few months," added Nordhoff.
New Christian recording artist Jessie Daniels and Radio Disney star and Columbia Records artist Rose Falcon joined forces with the Nashville-based missing children organization Project Safe Child for a benefit concert in Franklin, Tennessee on Sept. 20. The event raised money for a reward fund for missing Nashville teenager Tabitha Tuders. For more information about PSC, visit www.projectsafechild.org
One of Christian music’s most celebrated singer/songwriters, Twila Paris, is set to kick off The House Of Worship Tour on October 16th which includes stops in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville. A complete list of dates and cities are listed below. This tour is in support of her latest release House Of Worship, which has been hailed as one of Christianity Today magazine’s top Worship albums of the year. For years, Twila Paris has impacted personal worship with songs such as “He Is Exalted,” “We Bow Down,” “How Beautiful,” and “God Is In Control.” Fans reconnect with this classic artist as she refreshes her listeners with her new collection of intimate worship songs.
Mae recently visited MP3.com and layed down several acoustic tracks at the MP3.com Studios. For your listening pleasure, we have posted one of them online for you to download! Check out a live acoustic version of "This Time Is The Last Time" here! http://www.mp3.com/mae
*new as of Wednesday, September 24th, 2003*

SCC
Nothing rings in the holidays like Christmas music, and this year, Hallmark will feature the music of Steven Curtis Chapman on its traditional holiday CD. Chapman, a Grammy Award-winning artist, brings his messages of hope and love to the holidays with Christmas Is All in the Heart, featuring original and traditional Christmas songs newly recorded for Hallmark. The CD will be available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores, starting in November. “Music plays such a big part in my family’s Christmas traditions and memories,” Chapman said. “Just hearing the first few notes of a song puts me in the holiday mood. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Christmas songs with everyone who shares the joy of celebrating this special season.” Christmas Is All in the Heart will be available exclusively at the nationwide network of Hallmark Gold Crown stores for $7.95. The CD includes new recordings of three original songs from Chapman: “This Baby,” “Going Home for Christmas,” and “Christmas Is All in the Heart.” It also features Chapman’s renditions of traditional holiday tunes, such as “Silver Bells,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Winter Wonderland,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Also, the Chapman family will be featured on the Hallmark Channel’s original series “Adoption” in an episode airing Sunday, Nov. 2, (11 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. CT). The program tells the story of how the Chapmans adopted a second child from China earlier this year.
Bleach
It’s been just over a year since Bleach's last full album release of Again for the First Time. But within that brief amount of time the boys of Bleach have transformed through a new sound, a life-altering loss, and brand new hope for the future. Now they are back, with the highly anticipated follow-up to Again for the First Time quickly approaching its release. The new Bleach album, Astronomy hits shelves October 21st and is a release unlike any other. Going in to the studio, the band had few lyrics written for their project, yet were inspired after praying about what direction the album should take. Though they were still unsure about the results of the album (they had gone in seeking a light-hearted take on the joys of Christian living, but came out with a much darker result), the meaning of it began taking a divine face after the news that Josh Byers, brother to band members Milam and Jared Byers, had been killed in action while in service in Iraq. Suddenly, the record meant to give hope to others was becoming the source of hope for the band members themselves, with the lyrics finally coming to life, providing comfort to them in their time of grieving. It seemed that every lyric suddenly had a meaning, a message to the writers themselves, as it was clarified to be God’s intention. As they still seek to return their lives to some sense of normalcy, the members have regrouped after a short break to join Five Iron Frenzy on their nationwide farewell tour. Dates follow below. For now, to get a sneak peak at the album, check out their brand new mp3 of "Get Up" from Astronomy. http://www.mp3.com/bleachrock
POD
Last Wednesday, P.O.D. were in Los Angels filming the first day of their "Will You" video. When they finished for the day they turned on the radio while they were in the parking lot getting ready to leave... 10 minutes later "Will You" comes on debuting at #2 on KROQ's Furious Five at 9! The DJ said, 'YOU people are CRAZY! We've barely just received this song today and it's ALREADY #2 on the countdown!' On Friday, "Will You" went to #1! Congratulations guys! The quartet's new record Payable On Death streets November 4th.
JoC
Jars of Clay and Caedmon’s Call will team up again for the fall leg of what has been dubbed, “The Thinking Man’s Pop Tour.” The successful first leg of the tour last spring visited more than 40 college markets, with multiple sell-out dates. This fall, 30 new college markets will host the tour which launches Oct. 30 in Grapevine, TX (A full list of tour dates follows). Special guest Steven Delopoulos, formerly of Burlap To Cashmere, will open for the bands. Each evening’s concert will feature the trademark organic Caedmon’s Call sound, Jars of Clay’s unique, award-winning musical style and the raw, edgy performance Delopoulos is well known for. Most shows will be on or near major college campuses. Jars of Clay is set to release its new studio recording, Who We Are Instead on Nov. 4, and will debut the new songs on the tour, including the album’s first single “Show You Love.” Lead singer, Dan Haseltine commented, “There’s nothing more exciting than playing new songs in the live setting. We feel like this collection of songs was inspired by the fun we had during the acoustic performances of the past year, and we know this tour will prove to be our best. We can't wait to share the stage with our friends, Caedmon’s Call, and are humbled by the presence of Steven Delopoulos with his gifted songwriting and passionate performance.”
Audio A
Audio Adrenaline-founded label Flicker Records has announced the launch of Big House Kids, a record label which will specialize in the creation of children’s products that communicate the love of Christ and Biblical values through fun, engaging mediums such as music, video, interactive games and live tours. Flicker Records general manager Troy Vest will serve as the head of the new label, overseeing A&R, marketing and operational functions. All of the label’s products will be distributed to retail exclusively though Chordant Distribution Group and EMI Music Marketing. “At first glance, it might seem a little odd that a company that’s known for its rock artists would be interested in creating a children’s label,” said Bob Herdman, president and co-founder of Flicker Records & former founding member of Audio A. The label is home to such aggressive rock artists as Pillar, Everyday Sunday, Stereo Motion and T-Bone. “The fact is, we all either have our own kids or are really involved in the lives of our families. As we shared some common parenting experiences, we realized that there’s a definite void in the marketplace for high-quality ‘edu-tainment’ for kids. I’m convinced that we have projects that will rival anything in the marketplace in terms of quality and relevance to children.”
Great news from Uprok Records... Forbes Magazine recently published a feature about Uprok Records and KJ-52. The magazine wrote up the feature about Christian music for their series of articles on Christian capitalism. The feature highlight the Uprok label and one of our prominet artists, KJ-52, who is releasing his 3rd full length album It’s Pronounced Five Two next Tuesday. As an added part of their coverage, they have featured the video for “Dear Slim”. View the feature at: http://www.forbes.com/2003/09/18/cx_ar_0918music.html
Coming off its successful Summer Jam Tour, GRAMMY nominated group NewSong hit the road this fall on the More Life tour featuring specials guests Todd Agnew and Kelly Minter. The 16 date tour launched on Sept. 14 in Greenwood, S.C. and wraps up in Midland, Mich., Nov. 17. “We are thrilled to be back on the road bringing new music to our fans,” noted Michael O’Brien, NewSong member. “Some days we have no clue what city or state we are in and we miss our families, but touring is so worth it when we are seeing God radically change people’s lives through our music.” Chris Fox, Greenwood, S.C. promoter noted, “The More Life tour proved to be a great show for us in Greenwood. The quality of this tour will be the catalyst that brings more artists to our city in terms of outreach and musical ministry. Additionally, all three artists were very genuine and faithful to their call - you can see it in their presence on stage - their focus is completely on the Lord.” Also, NewSong claimed the No. 10 position on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian SoundScan chart last week with their 15th album More Life, which released Sept. 9. The album more than tripled first-week scans of its previous studio album, Sheltering Tree, released in 2000. More Life was No. 2 on the Top Christian Albums charts and the band’s highest debut for first week sales in its career. “This album has taken more time to record than any other in our history and we believe the result is one of our best projects ever,” commented Eddie Carswell co-founder of NewSong. “We’re thrilled to see such a positive reception from listeners.”
CCM Magazine Associate Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Roberta Croteau has announced that Charlie Peacock, one of gospel music's most innovative and influential leaders, is joining the magazine as a new Contributing Editor, debuting in CCM's October issue with the first of his monthly columns. Peacock has earned a global reputation and won numerous awards for his profound and genre-transcending work as a songwriter, record producer, musician and author. He has signed and developed the popular group Switchfoot and has contributed to the success of artists such as Amy Grant, Audio Adrenaline, and Nichole Nordeman. Peacock is currently producing the upcoming albums by David Crowder and Sara Groves. "CCM Magazine just took a significant step forward with the addition of Charlie Peacock as Contributing Editor," says Jay Swartzendruber, CCM's Managing Editor. "Charlie's a distinctly gifted writer whose thoughtful work reveals a pastoral heart and a profound intellect. To say he was at the top of our wish list, would be an understatement. I know we as a staff and our readers around the world will greatly benefit from Charlie's insightful and challenging approach to his faith."
You’ve been waiting, and it’s finally here! That’s right! Two of your favorite groups are coming soon to a city near you! Anberlin will be accompanying Gotee Records own Relient K, and creating a pop sensation with their "Everybody Wants to Rule the WORLD TOUR" beginning this weekend and running through November! Anberlin has been busy creating a stir in the rock scene since the release of their Spring release, entitled Blueprints for the Black Market. From that point to now, they have spawned radio hits with songs like, “Change the World,” and “Cadence,” as well as fulfilling a non-stop tour schedule touring with bands like Further Seems Forever, the Movielife and Underoath. Also in that time they have sold over 15,000 albums and been featured in the New York Times!
Two years after the original Apt.core project, Rhythms of Remembrance, released, Rocketown Records and producer Will Hunt are partnering for a second CD, appropriately titled 2. According to Hunt, apt.core is best described as electronic/eclectic. An experience awash in futuristic soundscapes and global voices, 2 gives listeners a taste of the width and breadth of God’s community on earth. “The name ‘apt.core’ is derived from the belief that our soul, the core of our being, is made sufficient, or whole, through our relationship with Christ,” explains Hunt. “I want apt.core to be a unique experience for every listener. My hope is that the record would stir up a desire in each individual to explore God’s creation themselves and support all forms of creativity in other people.” 2 hits stores Tuesday, October 21st.
Sanctus Real
Sanctus Real recently recorded "Beautiful Day" by U2 that will appear on the upcoming benefit record In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa. Also appearing are Sixpence None The Richer, Pillar, Delirious? and many others. This record will help raise awareness about the crisis in Africa, and a portion of the proceeds will go to DATA to help the crisis in Africa and also to The Awake Project, a Nashville-based organization that connects the Church with facts and resources about the African AIDS emergency. More details coming soon.
Rock N Roll Worship Circus
This is your last chance to win new music from The Rock 'N' Roll Worship Circus! The Jesusfreakhideout.com (JfH) giveaway for copies of the band's EP and prerelease for their new album A Beautiful Glow ends this weekend. Keep an eye out for a new mega ZOEgirl contest! In the meantime, sign up for your chance to win Audio Adrenaline's brand new book, Dirty Faith: Becoming the Hands and Feet of Jesus which released to stores this week from NavPress.
*new as of Monday, September 22nd, 2003*

SCC
Sparrow Records’ Steven Curtis Chapman will release his second DVD, Steven Curtis Chapman Live, on October 21, 2003. This first-ever live DVD will feature performances from this touring pioneer, was filmed from the hugely successful “Live Out Loud Tour,” a tour experienced by over 200,000 people. Steven Curtis Chapman Live, marketed for both the fans who caught the “Live Out Loud Tour” as well as those who were not able to see the show in their area, amasses live performances of career favorites as well as hits from his 2001 Gold-certified Declaration and his current release, All About Love. Live also encompasses the energy and passion of behind the scenes footage of the Tour, including never-before seen b-roll of Chapman backstage and everyone on his tour, as well as the poignant “Beyond The Gates of Splendor” segment. The “Beyond The Gates Of Splendor” portion, by far the highest impact moment of the tour, is featured within the DVD via a 20-minute multimedia presentation. Narrated by Chapman, he shares the powerful and true account of the 1950’s lasting legacy of the American missionaries in Ecuador and the journey of forgiveness between missionary Steve Saint and tribal member, Mincaye, the killer of Saint’s father, Nate Saint. Steve Saint and Mincaye were special guests at each date of the Live Out Loud Tour. This sounds like a DVD fans will not want to miss...
Third Day
Million-selling, GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning rock band, Third Day will vie for Favorite Artist in Contemporary Inspirational Music at the 31st “American Music Awards.” Nominees were announced last week at a press conference in Beverly Hills hosted by Dick Clark, singer/songwriter Macy Gray and Jimmy Kimmel. Other nominees include none other than Steven Curtis Chapman and MercyMe.
toby
With the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. resonating in their hearts, two of the most influential voices of Christian music, Gospo Centric Records recording artist Kirk Franklin and ForeFront Records recording artist tobyMac, are teaming up with the E.R.A.C.E. Foundation (Eliminating Racism and Creating Equality) to break down the walls of discrimination and racism. The two award-winning artists will embark on "I Have a Dream…the Tour," which will visit 15+ major markets this fall. Franklin and tobyMac have long shared the vision of creating music that transcends all racial barriers, and both have been forerunners in the call for unity between people of all races. "I Have a Dream…the Tour" and the tour's partnership with the E.R.A.C.E. Foundation, is the culmination of that shared vision. "tobyMac and I are both very uncomfortable with the color barrier that exists between Christians. It's almost an oxymoron to be Christian yet separated by race," comments Franklin. "We want this tour to be a seed-planter. God willing, it will be the beginning of something greater." "Each time Kirk and I did a Billy Graham Crusade together it became more and more clear that we shared a common vision," says tobyMac. "Our desire is to bring people together, no matter what their color or economic position and point them to God." For dates, visit www.tobymac.com!
Pc3
Paul Colman Trio's smash hit "Turn" continues to turn heads in high places. NBC's Dr. Phil show selected the song, featured on last year's Dove Award and GRAMMY-nominated New Map of the World, to promote its second season. The daily television spots added to a highly visible One release week for pc3, who paired up with 80s pop icon Rick Springfield in concert and sat down with Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club for an in-depth interview. Producers at the popular self-help talk program Dr. Phil used "Turn" for a series of advertising promos launching "Season 2, The Premier of Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge." Segments of "Turn" will air in connection with the national campaign over a two-week period, beginning the week of Sept.8.
Jill Parr will perform Friday night October 17 and Saturday morning October 18, 2003 as the opening act for Mark Gungor, a comedian and motivational speaker, who is hosting a couples event in Elkhart, Ind. at the ELCO Performing Arts Center. "Jill Parr has a strong, supple voice," says Billboard, "…she brings a confessional, vulnerable quality to each vocal performance…An impressive debut." Billboard also picked Orbit, her debut album with Christian Records, as a Critics Choice. Jill Parr is a rising Contemporary Christian pop vocalist. Orbit, released June 3, 2003, and her first single, "This I Know", is charting in the top ten on various stations across the country. Her second single, "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You", will be releasing nationwide September 2003.
BEC Recordings is releasing a new Any Given Day worship project in January. The fourth project in this series features exclusive worship songs from Kutless, Jeremy Camp, The O.C. Supertones and other BEC artists such as Cadet and newcomers Telecast and Seven Places.
Earthsuit
The track listing of the new and final earthsuit CD The Rise of Modern Simulation has been announced! Here it is:
Tr. 1 - 123
Tr. 2 - Bloodshot Fanatical
Tr. 3 - Foreign
Tr. 4 - Nightfall
Tr. 5 - Noise for Your Eyes
** All the above are studio cuts produced by Math// the following tracks comprise the bonus track section:
Tr. 6 - The Hard Drive (Spontaneous song by Darren King)
Tr. 7 - Against the Grain Remix (recorded live in Switzerland)
Tr. 8 - Hutch Buggin 1 (Hutch freestyling on drums)
Tr. 9 - Said the Sun robot remix (we recorded this live in a practice session with Mo)
Tr. 10 - Millennium (B side demo)
Tr. 11 - This and That (The Black Sheep cover recorded live in Colorado from the Distortion Tour featuring Playdough from Ill Harmonics)
Tr. 12 - Hutch Buggin 2 (more Hutch drum freestyling)
Tr. 13 - Once in a Lifetime (Yes, a Talking Heads cover that we recorded once in a practice session)
Tr. 14 - Gummy Buffalo (another B side demo)
Tr. 15 - Hutch Buggin 3 (another Hutch drum freestyle)
The audio portion of the CD is roughly 50 minutes. The band plans to "jam pack as much audio and video onto this CD as technically possible". Earthsuit member Paul adds, "This album will be a fully packaged enhanced CD that we will sell for fifteen US dollars plus shipping". If you know that you’re interested in this CD and will want to purchase a copy when it’s released, email Paul and let him know at: mathmail@blazoner.com
TFK
This fall Jamie Aplin (of indie band [h]EADSPACE) will be holding the position of lead guitarist in Thousand Foot Krutch. Also on [h]EADSPACE official site you can download three mp3s featuring Trevor McNevan of TFK (as [h]EADSPACE does not currently have a main singer). Visit the band's official site at http://www.headspaceonline.com
Folk-rock foursome Silers Bald anticipates the debut of its first national release, Real Life, less than a month from today. The upcoming record has tremendous backing by Provident Music Distribution, Cliff Young, frontman of labelmate Caedmon's Call, and 40,000 devoted fans. Real Life will be prominently featured as part of every major Provident Music Distribution retail promotion this fall. The "BLUR: Music That Brings Focus" campaign will highlight music from Real Life on an exclusive CD sampler, BLUR, along with songs by best-selling artists Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay and Third Day, among others. BLUR, in approximately 1700 participating stores, will be free to consumers with the purchase of select PMD titles.
Fervent Records’ best selling and No.-1 charting band, Big Daddy Weave, is currently traversing the US on a major, 46-city tour with FFH and special guest, Warren Barfield. Launched Sept. 11 in Columbia, SC and running through late November, Big Daddy Weave is debuting songs live from its highly anticipated Sept. 30 release, Fields Of Grace, before thousands of fans.
Bass player Art Sunday has announced he is leaving the band Still Breathing to start his own band. He asks if anyone is looking if any band is looking for a bass player to email him at psicofiction@yahoo.com.
Due to popular demand, ForeFront Records will be releasing DVD versions of dc Talk's 1997 project, Welcome to the Freak Show and 1998 release The Supernatural Experience this Fall! Keep an eye out for these two classic DVD release.
Surrounded by just guitar, percussion and stand-up bass, Rocketown artist George Rowe’s voice shined through last week in a special acoustic showcase of the album he recently finished recording. Think About That, his debut CD on Rocketown Records, will release Dec. 2. Consumers who purchase the project will be able to access an exclusive Web site where last week’s five-song acoustic Onstage performance can be downloaded as a bonus. The Onstage Web site can only be accessed with the Think About That CD in the computer’s disc drive. “The purity, power and tone of George’s voice will hit many as a new sound in Christian music,” said Rocketown Records President Don Donahue, “Couple his vocal gift with what we always look for at Rocketown—the entire artist package of singer, player, writer and communicator—and we feel like we have a major new artist story going into the new year. Onstage exemplifies all of those gifts while also giving consumers one more reason to buy Think About That.” Check it out December 2nd.
*new as of Friday, September 12th, 2003*

SCC
Steven Curtis Chapman will participate at the Congressional Angels In Adoption Awards Banquet, an annual event bringing Congress and other public leaders together to celebrate the blessings of adoption. This year’s event will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 30th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Chapman is no stranger to the annual gala, and this year is set to perform for the attendees along with celebrating this year’s national award recipients - Bruce Willis and Muhammad and Lonnie Ali. This yearly banquet is an event declaring the most Congressional support of any child welfare event in the nation, while also being the only program allowing over 150 Members of Congress to select a citizen of their choice as an “Angel In Adoption” award recipient, as well as recognize the “National Angel In Adoption” honorees. Also performing at the event is ForeFront Records recording artist, Geoff Moore. Close friends to the Chapman family, Moore and his wife, Jan, also have two adopted daughters from China, Anna Grace and the recently adopted Ashley Rose. Following the adoption of Anna Grace, Moore was moved to record “Swept Away,” a song he had written for his current project, A Beautiful Sound, in her honor. Moore will be performing that song at the upcoming banquet, as well as perform a song with Steven.
Pillar
Got an update on the new Pillar EP! On November 18, 2003, Pillar will be releasing the Broken Down EP. This EP is specifically for all our fans who have been a constant encouragement to us. Fireproof was originally released in May 2002 (Flicker) and then re-released June 2003 (Geffen). Since the wait for the next full length Pillar album has been lengthy they thought they would give fans something to help pass the time. The Broken Down EP will feature an all new Pillar song. This is the first song written and recorded with new drummer Lester. If you thought the songs on the Fireproof album were good and hard rocking wait until you hear this song. The band is in the studio right now finishing this song up. They haven’t even decided upon a name for it yet. The EP also features an in-studio acoustic recording of "Further" with guest Tyler Burkum of Audio Adrenaline on guitar. They might even bring in a quartet just for fun. In September, Pillar will be performing a live acoustic set in Tulsa, OK. During that live event the band will be recording the acoustic performances of "Fireproof", "A Shame", "Light at my Feet", "Further", and maybe even "Father" (they are thinking about it). The live acoustic songs on the EP will be recorded in surround sound. During that live acoustic performance Pillar will also be filming a music video for the acoustic version of "Further". This event will be open to all Pillar fans. It will happen September 17 in Tulsa, OK. The band is also talking the record company into making the EP enhanced (computer friendly). The computer accessible section will include the "Further" Video, a huge live picture gallery, and commentary from Rob about the meaning of each song on the EP. The Pillar Broken Down EP will be available wherever music is sold for around $7.99.
Bleach
Can't wait for the new October 21st release of Bleach's new record, Astronomy? Well, I can tell you we can't! That's why we're totally stoked they've released their first rock single from the album "Get Up" for download at MP3.com. We heard the song live a week ago at Rock The Universe in Orlando, FL and it was amazing. Download the mp3 now for free at: http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/259/bleach.html
Kutless has just finished up some initial work on their sophomore release Sea of Faces due out February 24, 2004! They left the studio to head out on Festival Con Dios and will return to Seattle, WA to finish up their album November. We'll keep you posted on any new developments!
Jeremy Camp will be headed to Nashville, TN to record two more tracks for his upcoming record, Carried Me: The Worship Album, which is due out February 10, 2004. This album features several songs that are familiar to most, but the best part is the original tracks that this album as in store.
P.O.D. has released their new website with a brief clip of their first single "Will You" and artwork from their highly anticipated November 4th release Payable On Death. The album cover has already caused a bit of a stir with its controversial illustration. You can check it all out now at www.payableondeath.com
Pc3
If you were listening to some talk radio recently and thought you heard a little PC3, rest assured because you probably did! Paul Colman Trio's song "Turn" has been used in radio ads recently for Dr. Phil's radio show! In other PC3 news, the trio is preparing for its first American headlining tour, opening Sept. 25 in Chicago. Two weeks following the Sept. 9 national release of its sophomore label record, One, the trio will be joined by new Gotee Records' recording artist Sarah Kelly.
Nichole Nordeman
Multi Dove Award winner Nichole Nordeman continues to stun audiences around the US with her moving and beautifully poignant performances at the Women Of Faith conferences. Having already performed in such markets as Anaheim and Ft. Lauderdale to over 30,000 attendees earlier this summer, Nordeman will continue her treck with Women of Faith in the Fall of 2004. In addition to her participation with Women of Faith, Nordeman also released her DVD single entitled Legacy in August. This special DVD features the powerful music video for the radio hit “Legacy” as well as her performance of “Holy” at the 2003 Dove Awards and three essays written by Nordeman.
OOE
The Out Of Eden sisters are back with a brand new album titled Love, Peace and Happiness. It will be in stores November 18. The album was produced by Lisa Kimmey, Kene "Ghost" Bell (Grits), and Mookie (tobyMac). It just got finished being mixed in Virginia Beach, VA by Serban Ghenea (Justin Timberlake, N.E.R.D). A video for the title track was recently shot in LA by Elliot Lester (Grits, Relient K). Music clips and the video will be available soon for your early entertainment, so go mark your calendar!
Paul Wright
Paul Wright is a new artist on Gotee records, but those who picked up the new !Hero: The Rock Opera project have already caught a glimpse of what to expect from this new EP releasing next week. As of next week, you will be able to plug The Paul Wright EP into your computer to watch "Looking For Mr. Wright," a 12 week online TV series allowing you to get a behind the scenes look at the curiously funny life of Paul Wright. A new "webisode" will air every Tuesday beginning on 9/16 and concluding on 12/02/03, which is the day that Paul's full length debut album Fly Away hits stores. Meanwhile, click the link to hear his music: http://www.gotee.com/paulwright/ecard/
Superchick
Superchic[k]'s brand new remix project Re:Generation has been pushed back to October 21st. Rumor has it they had the remixes professionally mixed and weren't happy with the results so the band's own programming wiz Max Hsu remixed the mixes himself! We got a sneak peek of it guys and let me tell you -- it's the best thing they've done yet! Also look for a special appearance by KJ-52 on the record!
Mark Schultz
Word recording artist Mark Schultz will prove why he has become one of the premier Christian music artist songwriters when he releases his third project, Stories and Songs, on October 14. After freshman and sophomore albums which have sold nearly 500,000 units and produced mega radio hits such as “I Am The Way,” “Back in His Arms Again,” “I Have Been There,” “Remember Me” and “He's My Son,” (also a top 20 hit at mainstream radio), Schultz’ new collection of songs is his most personal and mature to date. “Mark has already experienced tremendous success for an artist at this point in his career, but after hearing the music that he’s created for Stories and Songs, I believe this is the album that could propel this singer songwriter to the highest level imaginable,” said Barry Landis, president of Word Label Group. “I’m really excited about Stories and Songs. It’s the most personal record I’ve made; my first two records were all about experiences, but Stories and Songs is more about relationships,” said Schultz. “I think that many people will be able to relate to the emotions on the record and the core message that while it’s nice to have approval from family and friends, we need to ultimately learn that God’s validation is all we really need to find joy in life. I hope that this album will be a challenge and encouragement in that lesson for all those who listen.”
Listen to the new album from Side Walk Slam, ...And We Drive, read info about the band, download desktop wallpapers, buddy icons and much more with their new ecard! http://www.toothandnail.com/sidewalkslam/ecard/ Also, check out the band's brand new music video for "Time Will Pass You By". ...And We Drive will hit stores this Tuesday September 16.
Paul from Earthsuit offered this update this week on the status of the second and final Earthsuit release... "The earthsuit CD is coming along great, but we are still waiting for clearances on some of the music we want to include. The title of the CD is The Rise of Modern Simulation and we are still hoping to have it available by October 8th."
Outspoken conservative comedian, Brad Stine, was joined onstage at the Promise Keepers event in Atlanta this past weekend by Alabama Chief Justice, Roy Moore. Moore has been in the national headlines lately because of his position on moving the Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama judicial building. Reclaiming the culture and servant leadership were constant themes throughout the two-day conference. Brad Stine told the 13,000 men attending the sessions in downtown Atlanta that the culture wasn’t going to change simply because Christians talked about Jesus. “The culture is going to change when we are Jesus,” proclaimed Stine. Stine’s in your face and politically incorrect style makes him a favorite speaker at each conference, according to a recent statement from a Promise Keepers press release. Stine is greeted with thunderous applause and standing ovations from the Promise Keepers attendees as he performs selections from his new DVD, Put A Helmet On!
FiF
Here's a letter issued from Five Iron Frenzy's home label 5 Minute Walk Records on their upcoming farewell tour...
Dear Friends of Five Iron,
We are now less than one week away from the Winners Never Quit farewell tour. It is hard to believe that after 8 years of touring FIF only has 59 shows left...They are really excited to say good bye to all of you guys, so we hope you can make it out. The tickets are selling fast so you should get them soon. They are available for all shows at www.itickets.com Most shows will also have them at the door, but they will be a bit more expensive.
I want to let you know about 3 things that we are planning for the tour that we would like you to participate in.
1. We are going to hook up with Rohi ministries in Kenya, Africa to build a home for street kids. We will be asking each person at the shows to consider donating $1 to the "Five Iron Frenzy rescue center" that we are going to build there after the tour. The goal is to house 100 kids that currently live on the street and eat from the trash. We are really excited to be able to help the kids and want you to participate with us. It is awesome to think how much we can help if everyone will give a dollar...
2. We are going to be recording the final show in Denver on 11/22/03. The cd is going to be called The End Is Here. We will be taking photos from the stage each night of the tour to include in the artwork, so bring a big smile. We will have more info on how you can get a copy of the final show in later emails.
3. I wanted to give the band something special to remember their career, so I came up with the idea of a fan-based scrapbook. I would like to invite each of you to participate by either writing a letter, drawing a picture, maybe a poem??? anything you would want to give to the band as a thank you. The only rule is that it must be on a standard size piece of paper so that it will fit into a 3 ring binder. Please bring your letters to the merch table at the shows and put them in the binder that will be there. This will be a great way to say thank you to a really amazing group of people and one that they can keep forever.
In closing I want to again thank you for all your support over these last 8 years and encourage you to come out and see the band one last time. They will be hanging out both before and after the shows so they can say good-bye to everyone...This really is their last tour, so please don’t miss it.
For tickets, directions, times and cities go to www.itickets.com and click on the winners never quit icon on the left hand side.
God bless,
Frank Tate
5 Minute Walk Records
*new as of Monday, September 8th, 2003*

Bleach
This past weekend at Rock The Universe in Orlando, FL, brothers Milam and Jared Byers rejoined their bandmates in Bleach following a brief break from the group following the death of their older brother who was fighting in the war against Iraq. The brothers were clearly playing their hardest as Bleach introduced several new tracks from their October 21st release Astronomy. New tracks included the title track, the worshipful "Tired Heart" and the rousing "Get Up".
Relient K
On November 4th, Gotee Records will be rereleasing Relient K's hit album Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do with a brand new track, new cover and a special limited edition Christmas EP. The completely new album cover will be included on product starting November 4 with the cover replacing all Two Left’s CDs for future pressings. So if you have this record already, hold on to it! It could be a collector's item someday! The repackaging includes a 7-song holiday on-pack CD with Christmas songs and will be available with Two Left’s from 11/4/03 –1/1/04
SCC
Steven Curtis Chapman has long been a pioneer of the live touring market for Christian music, selling out large venues wherever he plays. His Live Out Loud Tour connected like no other Chapman tour with audiences nationwide. A combination of career favorites and current hits from the Gold-certified Declaration, All About Live encompasses the energy and passion of the Live Out Loud tour, including the moving “Beyond The Gates Of Splendor” segment. Expect this new DVD in stores October 21st!
Gotee Records has finalized a Christian market distribution agreement with independent hip hop favorite, L.A. Symphony. Basement Records (distributed by RED) has reached a similar arrangement with the Los Angeles-based group for the general market. The End Is Now will release through Chordant Distribution on December 2. The End Is Now will be comprised of 16 songs, including ³Here to Party² and ³One of a Kind,² which are exclusive to the Gotee version of the release. The album also features guest appearances by Tom Boofant, and the members of L.A. Symphony¹s extended musical family Pigeon John, bTwice and Greatjason. ³We know a lot of the people that work at Gotee, and over the years they have been really supportive of us,² says L.A. Symphony¹s FLYNN. ³We consider it an honor to be able to work on this debut with them. We feel it¹s a good representation of who we are as followers of Christ and as professionals.²
Pillar took the opportunity of having christening a portion of a new song a large audience of South East U.S. listeners this past weekend at Rock The Universe. Rob Beckley debuted the chorus of a new song tentatively titled "You Can't Bring Me Down" to an enthusiastic response. Sounds good guys! Keep it up!
Slightly over a month after releasing its first all-Spanish album Con Poder to immediate critical acclaim, Salvador will release its first live CD and its first DVD, both entitled Worship Live, September 23. Salvador will be joining Jaci Velasquez for a significant nationwide tour this fall in support of its new projects, in addition to performing at Disney’s Night of Joy, Promise Keepers, and a Franklin Graham Crusade. “We’ve always wanted to do a live project. It’s always been a dream of ours,” explains Salvador frontman Nic Gonzales. “When Barry Landis, the president of our record label (Word), met with us and asked us what we wanted to do, we totally jumped at the chance to tell him about the live project that had been on our hearts. When we told him, he was ecstatic!”
Andrew Peterson recently traveled to Europe, where he entertained more than 10,000 youth in attendance at the 26th annual Flevo Festival. Before returning to U.S. soil, Peterson additionally made an appearance at the Gospel Music International Music Partners Sales Conference in Arnhem, Holland, Netherlands, performing for distributors from Denmark, Norway, Germany, Holland, Bulgaria, Belarus and Switzerland, among other countries.
At Rock The Universe this weekend, TobyMac announced that his sophomore studio album will be released in early 2004!
*new as of Thursday, September 4th, 2003*

POD
After nearly a year of writing and recording, P.O.D. were back in the spotlight over the weekend as a headliner (w/korn and 50 cent) for the "Coors Light Mountain Jam" at Red Rocks. The band's official newsletter regarded it as a "GREAT show" in which "the kids went insane, but caused only a few minor security issues." It was a very special night for the boys as it was their first concert to debut songs from their new album, Payable On Death, due out Nov. 4th, and their first show with much talked about guitarist Jason Truby. Finally, new song "Will You" has been announced as the first single, which ships to radio sept. 16th! P.O.D. are currently beginning a promo schedule around the world. They will be making a few select concert appearances this year, including Fri., Oct. 31st at the "Voodoo Music Festival" in New Orleans, LA. In the spring of 2004, the band will launch a headlining U.S. tour!
Switchfoot
Amazing things are happening for Switchfoot. On the heels of being the Yahoo Featured Artist of the month for September (Catch the footage @ www.yahoo.com), and recording a brand new video for "Meant to Live" (due out next week), the band is also getting ready for their Fall 2003 tour. Switchfoot will be taking out the bands Bleu and Sleeping at Last. In other SF news, the band will be taping their live performance on Last Call with Carson Daly today for a September 10th air date.
On Monday on Still Breathing's message board, Slick (the 3rd vocalist the band has gone through) announced she is leaving the band. Below is what she said in the message post: "Yesterday, lifelight festival, was MY farewell show. Still Breathing has not and will not break up. I however, feel God taking me elsewhere. It's been a strange and wonderful ride, and I cannot tell you all what it has mean to me to get up there and do what i love you you guys. God has blessed me so much. He has helped me evolve into a compatent performer through this band, and i will forever be in their debt for being open to God's will and giving me the experience they have. You have not seen the last of me, i know vocals are my calling, and I will be looking for another group in the near future. hopefully one a little closer to home. My reasons for leaving are private, but i assure you there is no ill will. We all have peace about this, and the Still Breathing boys will always be my family. I will miss their company emmensly. The band will be looking for a new vocalist, soooo if YOU are interested in working with the craziest okies around, e mail stillbreathingmusic@yahoo.com. If you are in a band and are in need of a vocalist, and you feel i might be right for your group, send a note to wydasleep@hotmail.com, and we'll talk. Much love to all, and God bless,
slick."
SCC
Steven Curtis Chapman will become DJ for a day when he visits Tulsa’s KXOJ and the K-LOVE Network this month for “A Day Of Hope Share-A-Thons.” Chapman’s wife Mary Beth will join him at K-LOVE in Sacramento. Both of these Share-A-Thons will raise funds to support Shaohannah’s Hope, the adoption foundation founded by the Chapmans and named after their first adopted daughter, now 3 years old and big sister to the new Chapman member, 9-month old Stevey Joy. “I can’t thank KXOJ and K-LOVE enough for catching this vision and offering the use of their platform for this purpose,” comments Chapman. “They are taking important station time, resources and energy to make this happen and to me, it’s why God gives us Christian radio and these types of mediums. I’ve always believed one of the reasons I do music is because first and foremost, it’s a means to make Christ known and to talk about things I feel strongly about. These stations are giving me a tremendous opportunity to share about the need of orphans around the world and our opportunity to make a difference. I’m excited and hopeful that this can continue, that with these two stations stepping out to take the lead, more will come.”
Third Day
Third Day has released what could possibly be one of the most thorough official artists to date. On the third day of September at 3:33 Atlanta Stadard Time (AST) the new ThirdDay.com launched to an audience of eager fans on the web. Why is this a big deal? Well, if you are a Third Day fan, you will love the new content. The following new features have been added: New built in music controls on certain pages. New scrapbook section of past shows (photos and movies); New "day in the life" section of Mac Powell; New online store; New bios of each member (done by Mark Lee); New Gomertopia section; New eBay auctions; New desktops images for your computer; New Ignite audio messages; New radio playlist; and New Flash navigation! Check it out now at www.ThirdDay.com!
Jaci Velasquez
Jaci Velasquez recently performed the National Anthem, singing the beloved tune at the 2003 Pepsi Major League Soccer All Star Game. The game marked the first time in history a squad of MLS All-Stars took on an international club, Mexico's CD Guadalajara (or simply Chivas). Jaci is preparing to headline her nationwide fall tour, starting September 19. "Unspoken - The Tour" will feature Velasquez along with special guests Salvador and Generation J as well as newcomer Michael Cook. The tour will visit a number of major markets, such as Dallas, Denver, Sacramento, and Orlando. As a key element of the tour, and one of the most unique music industry promotions, major radio stations across the country will be partnering with "Unspoken - The Tour", to allow fans of Velasquez to be given the opportunity to perform with her on stage as winners of an unprecedented contest.
David Crowder Band
David Crowder Band, one of the most sought after bands on college campuses and beyond, is pleased to announce a first-ever promotion with M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for musicians, which will be featured on the September 16 release of its already critically acclaimed, sophomore sixsteps/Sparrow Records album, Illuminate. Using Propellerhead’s Reason 2.5 software (distributed by M-Audio in the U.S.) for almost all of the programming featured on Illuminate, David Crowder approached the company with the idea of including the software on the upcoming CD. The company responded favorably, making the band’s Illuminate the first Christian artist’s CD to include the software. “As soon as David Crowder learns about a new piece of technology that facilitates his creative process, he turns around and shares it with others,” says Kevin Walt, head of M-Audio Media and Artist Relations. “M-Audio strongly identifies with his enthusiasm for equipping songwriters with the means to realize their creative dreams. This collaboration between M-Audio and the David Crowder Band embodies our mutual passion for empowering the music community as a whole.”
Festival Con Dios 2003 is excited to announce their unprecedented partnership with Food For the Hungrybringing the Adopt-A- Community program to each Festival Con Dios event. Not only will you get a chance to sponsor a poor child overseas, but you will also have the opportunity to learn about his/her family, community and way of life in person! Whether you choose to sponsor a child or not, you are invited to go on an incredible mission trip in 2004 with Festival Con Dios to visit your sponsored child and their family! The FCD 2004 Mission Trips to Africa, Asia, and South America will let you meet your sponsored child and make a personal difference in his or her community through working with the Food For the Hungry missionaries there. An opportunity like this has never been available before through a Christian music tour, and you get to be in on the beginning!
Radio U and sister video channel TVU have chosen Curb artist Nate Sallie’s “All About You” as the theme song for their annual fund drive and Shareathon. Sallie will be featured as an on-air host on TVU, speaking about the importance of supporting Christian radio. Quite the busy artist, Sallie’s “All About You” is in CHR’s Top 20, and he is currently headlining Seventeen Magazine’s National Mall Tour. Sallie is also a spokesperson for Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Supportmusic.com. Radio U is a non-profit, 24-hour CHR/Rock radio station which covers Columbus, Ohio, and is syndicated to other national markets. The station received the prestigious Dove Award and is nationally recognized.
Radial Angel spent a week at a Salvation Army camp in Pennsylvania, hanging out with 500 teens and leading praise and worship for the group. Throughout the week, campers were able to take part in career seminars and the Radial Angel guys helped out by allowing the kids in the Journalism class to interview them and write articles about the band. In addition to going to summer camp, Radial Angel has been out on the road finishing up their "Can't Stop the Rock Tour".
With the release of 4Him's landmark 10th studio recording, Visible, coming up on September 23, the group is already hitting the road for a string of promotional appearances. This Friday, the foursome will be in Chicago to headline Moody Church's prestigious "Friday Sing," a concert which is also broadcast live across the nation on Moody Broadcasting Network's program, "Open Line".

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