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August, 2014



*Friday, August 29, 2014*


KJ-52
Crazy is a relative word, one to spin around and play with--the way a certain well-known rap artist flips rhymes about having faith even in this fallen world. Some say belief in God is crazy. Others might suggest not putting down spiritual roots in these crazy times is a sure sign of losing one's mind. On his surprising new release Mental, hip-hop innovator KJ-52 finds the common ground with uncommon style, reaching out to seekers and skeptics alike...
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Smalltown Poets
Pop rock band Smalltown Poets recently took to the studio to record their second Christmas album, set to release sometime before Christmas this year (tentatively "late November"). The band's five original members have reunited for the project and have just launched a new PledgeMusic campaign to raise funds for the project and to offer pre-order options to fans...
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Plumb
Right now, you can get a free preview of Plumb's new book, NEED YOU NOW - A Story of Hope, as the featured download on Noisetrade Books this week! You can download a free excerpt, including the foreword by Amy Grant, introduction and the first two chapters. Check it out HERE and also be sure to check out the special preorder bundles and exclusives for both the book and Deluxe Edition of the album at Plumb's webstore...
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Building429
Following a successful 35-city run in the spring, GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rock act Building 429 will extend its "We Won't Be Shaken: The Tour" to another 30 cities this fall, this time featuring breakout duo Love & The Outcome along with special guests Cadence and Humble Tip. Kicking off Sept. 10, in the Northeast part of the U.S., the tour will travel down the East Coast and across the country, hitting parts of the Southwest, Midwest and West Coast before it wraps up on Nov. 16...
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*Thursday, August 28, 2014*


Fit For A King's new album Slave To Nothing is available for pre-order now! The album comes out 10.14.14. Reserve your copy to arrived on your doorstop on street day at the Solid State Online Store or at Fit For A King's Online Store. Be sure to check out all the pre-order bundles (including exclusive shirt designs & vinyl) available, since some of them will sell out fast...
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Colton Dixon
Last week, Colton Dixon, the 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Anchor. In its first week out, the album debuted at No. 1 on four charts, taking the top spot on both the Christian/Gospel Album and Digital charts, the ChristianRock/Alternative Album chart as well as on the Contemporary Christian Album chart. This makes Dixon's second No. 1 album debut...
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Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY® nominees and current chart-toppers Newsboys announce their fall We Believe Tour, where they'll be joined by special guests Family Force 5 and 7eventh Time Down. This extensive tour will hit 35 markets, kicking off Sept. 18, in Germantown, Tenn., and wrapping up Nov. 16, in Youngstown, Ohio...
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Audrey Assad
Audrey Assad has been busy working on a new project as of late, called LEVV. Today, Audrey made an announcement that she'll be shifting the focus of her musical endeavors from her solo career to something called "LEVV." Details are limited at this point, but she did say that the projected release for the first thing under the name LEVV will be "early 2015." You can find LEVV on Facebook here...
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V. Rose
Clear Sight Music artist V.Rose releases the first music video "Am I Trending?" from her sophomore album, Forever After. When asked where her influence for this song came from V. Rose said "This song absolutely comes from within. It's so easy to become obsessed with what other people think of you. 'How many likes do I have...
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*Wednesday, August 27, 2014*


Rapture Ruckus
BEC Recordings announce their exclusive Fanzone stage featuring five of their artists during Universal Orlando's Rock the Universe on September 5 and 6. Artists that can be seen at this year's Rock the Universe include Rapture Ruckus, Manafest, 7eventh Time Down...
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After Michigan EDM artist, Matthew Parker announced his new label deal with Drom (Dream Records new EDM label) he quickly went into the studio to complete his new album, Shadowlands. A 13 song masterpiece chalked full of electronic, dance, dub step beats mixed with Matthew's voice. The album will be available for iTunes pre-order on September 23rd and will be available everywhere on September 30th...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant's "Fizzy Delight" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) In Motion: The Remixes, has catapulted to the Top 5 of Billboard's Electronic Albums Chart. Following the album's release last week, it peaked at No. 1 on Amazon's Best Dance Pop list and Top 10 on iTunes Pop Albums chart. Not stopping there, the Dave Audé remix of her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single from 1991, "Baby, Baby...
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Christina Paul is back with the release of her sophomore English-language album, Lord of All, available now via Intercessor Records. While Christina may be a “new artist” to Christian music fans in North America, Christians in India have long admired her soul-stirring performances and inspiring testimony. After nine albums, numerous national...
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for King & Country
Following four GMA Dove Award nominations, three for the lead single and No. 1 song "Fix My Eyes" from the highly-anticipated, sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY continue their journey toward the Sept. 16 release of the album. Yesterday, the song "To The Dreamers" from the album was premiered during NBC's broadcast of the 66th Emmy Awards as part of the network's "The Shows That Touch You" campaign to promote this fall's NBC lineup. The...
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*Tuesday, August 26, 2014*


The Classic Crime
The Classic Crime and side project, Vocal Few, have partnered with BC Music (a division of BadChristian). Both TCC & VF have released successful independent albums over the past few years, and are now excited to join BC Music's new-model partnership, which has created a new space for hard-working artists to succeed. To commence this partnership, The Classic Crime will be releasing its first album with BC Music this fall. What Was Done: Volume I: A Decade Revisited is an anniversary album that will highlight...
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Rhett Walker Band
Provident Label Group announces the Rhett Walker Band will release their sophomore album on Essential/Sony on October 14 titled HERE'S TO THE ONES, with a deluxe version also available, containing four additional bonus tracks. The Rhett Walker Band's first Christian radio single from the album, titled "Love Like Jesus," will be released on September 19. The group will embark on a national tour this week starting August 27 in Phillipi, West Virginia. Since their 2012 debut, COME TO THE RIVER, the Rhett Walker Band has toured non-stop with everyone from MercyMe to Newsboys...
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Chicago-area based synth pop group, We Are Leo has been busy gearing up for their debut album on Dream Records, titled Fightback Soundtrack. The guys are gearing up for a great fall as their album will be released on October 14th with an iTunes pre-order starting on September 30th. Their debut single, "You're The Best Thing" has been released to radio and We Are Leo...
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Rachael Messini from "The Washington Projects" and formerly of the decorated trio "Souljahz," releases her new solo album today on Save the City Records. The project, titled Honestly, is a diverse set of tracks highlighting Rachael's abilities as a singer, songwriter, and state-of-the-art rapper. In her new album, Rachael writes heartfelt lyrics about her journey as a longtime music industry veteran, about being a mother...
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Belfast, Northern Ireland-based modern worship artist Bluetree, best-known for its song "God Of This City," releases today its full-length studio album, Worship & Justice, globally from Integrity Music. The album focuses on corporate worship songs that awaken the spirit of worship in action, fleshing out the 'avodah' (worship and work) perspective. With Worship & Justice, Bluetree is committed to pouring everything-their lives, their travels, their music-into building up the church for the glory of God...
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TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH releases its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, today amidst wide acclaim. Already hitting No. 1 on iTunes' Rock chart and No. 6 on the overall Albums chart, the recording's lead single "Born This Way" also speeds its way into the Top 35 at Active Rock and becomes a Christian Top 10 Rock hit. NASCAR also cranks up the song's volume on ESPN beginning tomorrow...
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Colton Dixon
Q Management Group has announced the signing of 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, Colton Dixon. Based just outside Nashville in Franklin, Tenn., Q Management Group, headed by Owner and President Zachary Kelm, also represents the Grammy® nominated and platinum selling band Skillet as well as burgeoning rockers WE AS HUMAN...
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A new single, "Heaven Is Your Throne," from Izzi Ray, daughter of Christian music veteran Crystal Lewis, is being released to Christian radio today. The song, the debut single from Ray's upcoming sophomore CD release, Make Much Of You, is being serviced to Christian AC-formatted radio stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion...
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Radikal Hughes proudly presents his latest single. "Summer Time" is an inspirational feel good, urban pop track featuring Stellar Award nominee Viktory...
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His first offering under his new name, Shopé (formerly known as Spoken) hopes to craft his own path in the industry. The self-titled EP will serve as an introduction to the type of music listeners can come to expect from him; honest, vulnerable but yet bold. The project is a small window in the mind of an artist who wants to introduce the world to a real God for real people. Transparent, yet not voyeuristic, emotive yet not sorrowful, exciting yet not typical, the Shopé (EP) will challenge the conventions of what music made to the glory of God can (and should) sound like....
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*Monday, August 25, 2014*


Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil
Ever since closing an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign just before Christmas last year, bringing in $121,197 for an original goal of $40,000, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have toured various cities and festivals teasing new music from the upcoming project, but never have had a set release date for the anticipated project. Today, Steve Taylor announced a release date for the band's first album, Goliath, on November 18, 2014...
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Audio Adrenaline
Fantasy Football has taken a charitable turn as a fan of The Hands and Feet Project and Audio Adrenaline is working together with the band and ministry to give to Haitian orphans while quenching their thirst for Fantasy Football. Supporter Mark Rockwell sent out this announcement over the weekend: "If you enjoy playing Fantasy Football and listening to AUDIO ADRENALINE - read this! This is a place "WHERE WE CAN...
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For Today
For Today have released a new music video for the song "Molotov" - Watch HERE (or below). The video was directed by Justyn Moro and is the third music video from their new studio album Fight The Silence (Out now via Razor & Tie) - iTunes Store and Amazon. The album was produced by Will Putney (Upon A Burning Body, Thy Art Is Murder)...
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Natalie Grant
Grammy® nominated artist Natalie Grant's hit GSN series, It Takes A Church has been confirmed for a second season. The network announced the series renewal and season two will air in 2015. The series premiered in June of 2014 and follows Christian congregations across the U.S. in a matchmaking endeavor to help one unattached fellow congregant find his or her partner. Natalie Grant serves as host for each one-hour episode which features a church from a different region...
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Presented by Lamp Mode Recordings, Role Model Records, and Rapzilla, The Follow Tour kicks off on September 12th 2014 with Shopé fka Spoken, Canon, Json, S.O, Julien & Dj Lagit hitting the stage in each city. If the follow tour is coming to your city tweet "I live to follow Christ" #TheFollowTour and the name of your city to @rolemodelrecord and you could win a pair of tickets to the concert...
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*Friday, August 22, 2014*


Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouses Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae as co-hosts for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association's social networks on Twitter and Facebook...
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Casting Crowns
Following a successful 37-city spring run which played to more than 154,000 fans, multiplatinum-selling GRAMMY® winners Casting Crowns will extend its THRIVE Tour this fall with an additional 39 U.S. tour dates in support of the band's critically-acclaimed studio album, THRIVE (January 28, 2014). The THRIVE Tour will feature GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa and Dove Award winners Sidewalk Prophets. The fall leg of the tour kicks off Sept. 18, in Las Cruces, N.M., and will continue throughout the fall...
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delirious
Integrity Music Publishing welcomes Stu G (Stuart Garrard), a member of One Sonic Society and co-founder of the groundbreaking modern worship band Delirious?, as an exclusive songwriter. Integrity Music is the worship music publishing home to artists and ministries including: All Sons & Daughters, New Life Worship, Planetshakers, Covenant Worship, Dustin Smith, Lincoln Brewster, GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton, and Dove Award winning and nominated writers Paul Baloche, Jennie Lee Riddle, Jared Anderson and Michael Farren...
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*Thursday, August 21, 2014*


Aaron Shust
Dove Award-winning artist, Aaron Shust, will release his first Christmas project, Unto Us, October 14, 1024. Produced by David Hamilton (Grammy Awards, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant), Unto Us delivers ten new songs written by Shust, each containing a cinematic quality highlighted by ancient yet modern sounds. In order to create the orchestral backdrop for Unto Us, Shust traveled to the Czech Republic last February to record the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra sight-read music on eight of the new songs, leading...
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Colton Dixon
This week, 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, COLTON DIXON, has released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Anchor. The album quickly climbed the iTunes overall albums chart to No. 4 and remaining in the Top 10 throughout this week, as well as holding strong at No.1 on the Christian & Gospel albums chart...
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Trip Lee
Reach Recording artist Trip Lee is excited to announce the release of his long awaited fifth full-length album Rise on October 28. Executive produced by long friend and Grammy award winning producer Gawvi (Lecrae, Andy Mineo), Rise is a call-to-action for fans to experience and live life to the fullest, while still honoring their faith and beliefs. The album will also feature label mates Lecrae and Andy Mineo as well as soul singer Leah Smith. "Rise has a lot of different...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Known for pushing artistic boundaries, daring the faithful to re-imagine worship and community, Dove and "Best Live Show" K-LOVE Fan Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective will continue its fresh, aesthetic call to worship on The Art Of Celebration Tour. The 37-city, major market tour featuring special guests Moriah Peters and Urban Rescue, and sponsored by Compassion International, Grand Canyon University and Pulse Ministries, launches Sept. 10...
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Following two very successful Facedown releases, Gideon now brings us Calloused, the much anticipated third album from the band critics have called an "unstoppable machine". Calloused is the product of a month of seclusion with world-renowned producer Will Putney and Randy LeBoeuf at The Machine Shop, and really puts the members' virtuoso front and center. "We really swung for the fences on this album," says guitarist Dan McCartney...
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Pioneering alt-CCM artist Riki Michele has launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist in funding a new recording project. Produced by award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Margaret Becker, the project, as yet untitled, will showcase Michele's diverse musical influences and penchant for soulful and sophisticated vocal arrangements. Michele is encouraged by the initial response, and credits much of that to the bond formed by supporters of her earlier music...
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Multiple Dove Award recipient, as well as Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist, Antonio Neal is set to release his new project, Welcome Home, on Madison Line Records, the label where he serves as chief operating officer. Madison Line Records is the affiliated label of Visible Music College, a music and worship college in Memphis, Tenn. The project will be available at all digital retailers on October 21...
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*Wednesday, August 20, 2014*


Natalie Grant
Executive produced and narrated by Natalie Grant, In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. Eight premieres are scheduled around the nation, and the first will be held at Franklin Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, September 18th at 7pm with special guest Natalie Grant...
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Fever Fever, Columbus based indie rock outfit comprised of Drew Murfin, Wes Black, Zack Taylor, Andrew Bashaw, is pleased to announce the new album, Aftermath, which will be released on September 16th. For more information, please visit: www.feverfeverband.com...
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Project 86
Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab announced to The Tin Soldiers email list today that he has "accepted a position as director of both the young adults and men's ministries at Crossroads Church of Denver." He goes on to explain, "As of September 1, 2014 my family and I will be relocating to Colorado... What this means is that The Tin Soldiers will have a new base of regular operations in one of the fastest growing cities in the country." "The Tin Solders" is a group the vocalist/author created...
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For Desperation Band, formed in 2001 as the youth worship band at Colorado Springs-based New Life Church, this season has always been the impetus of their ministry. Thirteen years down the road, leading worship for hundreds of thousands of high school and college students at the annual Desperation Conference, their reach has expanded exponentially. Now known around the globe for songs like "I Am Free," "Overcome," "Yahweh," and...
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Shopé has debuted a new music video off his self-titled EP that drops next week via Role Model Records. The video depicts Shopé as he heads on the road yet again to fulfill the calling he believes the Lord has placed on him. The imagery is a metaphor of him inching ever closer to his goal of being a role model by using his gifts...
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*Tuesday, August 19, 2014*


Needtobreathe
Earlier this year, before the release of their newest album Rivers in the Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE recorded a series of live sessions inside a studio in Los Angeles. The band released these recordings as a series of videos, but now fans can grab the audio on iTunes in the form of a new EP called 60/50 Oceanway: The Live Room Sessions EP. In a July newsletter, the band had this to say about the recordings, "The Live Room session was recorded in Studio A at the infamous Ocean Way Recordings...
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TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its first new studio album in over two years, OXYGEN:INHALE, Aug. 26 with marketing, sales and distribution through The Fuel Music into all territories worldwide except Europe, where it releases through Hassle Records. Prior to the release of the highly anticipated recording, the band unleashes the entire album a week early for its fans through an exclusive 'First Play' on iTunes Radio: iTunesRadio.com/ThousandFootKrutch. Fans can also exclusively pre-order the album now through iTunes and receive the lead radio single and upcoming music video, "Born This Way," as well as "Untraveled Road," instantly with pre-order (iTunes.com/ThousandFootKrutch)....
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Kristian Stanfill
Kristian Stanfill and Passion will tour the country this fall on the 26-city "Passion: Take It All" tour kicking off in Seattle September 10. The tour will run through November, making stops in Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus and more, paving the way for January's Passion 2015 Conferences in Atlanta (Jan 2-4; 16-18) and Houston (Jan 30-Feb 1). Watch the official promo video for Passion 2015 here...
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JoC
GRAMMY and Dove Awards-winning band Jars of Clay celebrates 20 years of music, releasing today a uniquely special, fan-curated retrospective double-album of re-recorded favorites and two new songs, appropriately named 20. The acclaimed, 20-song recording releases independently on the band's own Gray Matters label with distribution through Tone Tree and is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com and everywhere great music is sold. In the 20 years since Dan Haseltine, Stephen Mason, Charlie Lowell and Matthew Odmark released their debut album...
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Audio Adrenaline
The Hands & Feet Project, in conjunction with the Christian Music Broadcaster's (CMB) Momentum Conference at Disney World, is proud to announce the 2nd annual RUN FOR JOY, an event to raise awareness for the children of Haiti. Join them on September 6 at the "Run For Joy" 5K Celebrity Fun Run to be held at Disney's Yacht Club & Convention Center, which is also during Disney World's Night Of Joy and Universal's Rock The Universe annual music events, where you can run for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti along with your favorite artists...
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Kings Kaleidoscope has partnered with both Tooth & Nail Records and BC Music (a division of BadChristian) to release its first full-length LP, Becoming Who We Are. Pre-sale packages range from signed CDs and apparel to limited-edition vinyl pressings of BWWA. Despite being together since 2010, Kings Kaleidoscope has yet to release a full-length album. Becoming Who We Are will be the first LP to fully establish...
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Capital Kings
Today Gotee Records' Capital Kings releases their new single, "Fireblazin," available at all digital outlets. Along with the new single there a radio mix and two remixes, one of which is by Soul Glow Activatur. Click to get a copy of "Fireblazin" at iTunes or Amazon. "We've had the privilege of traveling all over the country and certain parts of the world this past year and what we've seen is people's lives being changed," shares Capital Kings...
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Lindsay McCaul
Singer/songwriter, Lindsay McCaul, will release her sophomore project and debut album for Centricity Music, One More Step, August 19th. McCaul co-wrote the eleven songs on the record, and the title track is a tribute to her father. "One More Step" chronicles the life and death of her war veteran dad, Ret. Col. Larry Walter Pritchett, who passed away two years ago. It's One More Step/Blink your eyes/You'll be home on the other side/Running down the golden streets/You'll hear a million angels sing/So one more kiss on earth is all that's left/Before the breath of heaven fills...
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Cody, Wyoming road warriors Righteous Vendetta have just announced that they will join Nonpoint's headlining 'Breaking Skin' tour. The lineup also includes Eyes Set To Kill and Letters From The Fire. Before the start of the 'Breaking Skin' tour, Righteous Vendetta will play a string of headlining shows including select dates with LA outfit 9Electric...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant pumps life into many of her classic hits with her first remix album - In Motion: The Remixes - available now. The remixed version of her most popular single, "Baby, Baby," landed at No. 7 this week on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, continuing to breathe fresh air into the hit that landed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 for two consecutive weeks...
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Billboard chart-topping, multi Grammy® Award-winning, gospel music artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker, with Grammy® Award-winning artist Tye Tribbett and Stellar Award-winning gospel singer and songwriter, VaShawn Mitchell, will kick off the BRIDGE TO BELIEVE TOUR on September 11th in Dallas, Texas, at The Potter's House, home to Bishop T.D. Jakes. In a historical first, these three diverse gospel artists will bridge gospel's classical...
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*Monday, August 18, 2014*


Lincoln Brewster
Groundbreaking Integrity Music recording artist and worship leader Lincoln Brewster returns tomorrow with Oxygen, his ninth recording and first non-seasonal studio project in more than four years. Produced by Brewster and longtime collaborator Colby Wedgeworth, Oxygen offers 11 new selections, 10 of which Brewster co-wrote. Songs including the title-cut...
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Jesus Culture Music, known as one of the most influential youth and young adult movements around the world, releases the full-length debut album from Justin Jarvis, Atmospheres (Live), internationally at digital and physical retailers everywhere Sept. 30 through Fuel Music. Featuring over 60-minutes of music, the album was recorded live on tour with Jesus Culture band in March 2014 and captures 10 original anthems...
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Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Laura Hackett will release her newest studio album, Love Will Have Its Day, from Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC). Available Oct. 21 through digital and retail outlets everywhere and distributed through New Day Distribution, Love Will Have Its Day, is Laura's second full-length album on Forerunner Music and finds her exploring a much broader range of music than ever before...
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Danny Gokey
Continuing to blaze a trail following his No. 1 album debut, BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey is back on top this week with his single "Hope In Front of Me" taking the No. 1 spot on the National Christian Audience radio chart reaching nearly 9.8 million listeners. The hit single "Hope In Front of Me" made the tenacious jump to the top with a major spin increase after spending two weeks at No. 2. "Hope In Front of Me" released in February of this year. In July, it landed at No. 16...
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Tamela Mann
BET ramps up its reality slate with a new original docu-series from music and television superstars: Tamela and David Mann. The project will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted lives of these successful entertainers, as they strive to strike the perfect chord between career, family and love. David and Tamela give viewers a real life introduction to the couple behind "MEET THE BROWNS," as they showcase their light-hearted humor, real-life issues, and unique family dynamic...
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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and legendary country music group Alabama announce the release of Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition, which will be available on Sept. 8 exclusively at all 632 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition contains three exclusive bonus tracks not found...
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*Friday, August 15, 2014*


Haste The Day
Haste The Day is back! The hardcore band, formerly on Solid State Records, is recording a brand new studio album with the help of their fans thru IndieGoGo. The band is planning to record the new record in January, 2015. This will be their first new studio album since 2010's Attack Of The Wolf King. About the project, the band writes: "In May of this year, we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of our first studio album...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning “Artist of the Year” Francesca Battistelli will headline the If We’re Honest Tour this fall with special guests Sanctus Real and Jon Bauer. The 17-city run begins Sept. 25 and wraps up Nov. 2. This highly-anticipated tour shares a name with Battistelli’s new No. 1 selling album, for which she just received her 23rd Dove Award nomination for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove...
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Anthony Evans
For singer/Songwriter Anthony Evans, family is everything. Anthony, the son of beloved pastor and international speaker, Dr. Tony Evans, along with his three siblings learned from a very young age to have a heart for the Lord and a passion for family. Today, the Evans family is more closely knit than ever, even in the midst of their considerable career success. Anthony regularly performs at his sister Priscilla Shirer's world-renown speaking engagements, he leads worship once...
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Mandisa
Mandisa received five nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year, earning the most artist nominations along with Hillsong United, Lecrae and Matt Maher. The list of nominees was announced yesterday by special guests at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Along with Artist of the Year, Mandisa was nominated for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her...
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Indie pop outfit, The Strange Familiar's new single, "Rain" will be impacting at CHR radio on August 15th. TSF are known as the 'sync band' with television shows such as Pretty Little Liars (5 x), Cedar Cove, The Vampire Diaries, The Biggest Loser, Switched at Birth, among others. Hailing from Ohio, the band led by husband and wife Jeff and Kira Andrea, have garnered critical...
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Author and popular pastor Adam Stadtmiller wants readers to join him on a radical journey to offer "game-changing" prayers that can re-ignite life, change the world and enhance intimacy with God. Releasing Praying for Your Elephant: Boldly Approaching Jesus with Radical and Audacious Prayers Oct. 1 from David C Cook, Stadtmiller has written the book to not teach on the subject of prayer, but rather to challenge readers to pray...
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*Thursday, August 14, 2014*


Kings Kaleidoscope
Tooth & Nail Records announces a new addition to their family with the signing of Kings Kaleidoscope this week. The Seattle-based alternative worship band has a strong history with 4 EP's released with their unique, high energy with classic and modern hymns. New album, Becoming Who We Are, will release later this Fall. Fans can pre-order the album now with packages available at www.kingskaleidoscope.com. iTunes pre-order and others launching soon...
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It's been almost four years since Brooke Fraser released her last studio album, Flags, but Brooke is getting ready to make an impression with the release of her first new song from her ucpoming album, "Psychosocial." You can hear the song now on BrookeFraser.com. It's definitely a different sound for the celebrated worship artist, with a distinct sound that takes her into a completely different direction musically and lyrically. Not many details are known yet about...
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Big Daddy Weave
Big Daddy Weave announces the release of the music video for their current single "Overwhelmed." Filmed on a trip to Tanzania with World Vision, the video captures the stunning landscapes of Africa and the children whose lives are impacted through the Christian organization. The video includes images of Big Daddy Weave members meeting the children they personally sponsor through World Vision for the first time, as well as documenting the recording in a World Vision school of the Maasai children's choir heard on "Overwhelmed." "Overwhelmed" is the fourth radio single from...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, "Artist of the Year" Dove Award winner and Christian music's best-selling new artist in over a decade, Francesca Battistelli garners her 23rd Dove Award nomination this week for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her No. 1 selling, critically acclaimed recording, If We're Honest. The nomination was announced from Lipscomb University's Allen Arena, where the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony is set to take place Oct. 7...
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Forerunner Music celebrated two Dove-nominated projects as nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were announced at a press conference in Nashville, Tenn., yesterday. This marks the label's first time to be nominated for a Dove Award. Onething Live: Sing Your Praises was nominated for Special Event Album of the Year. In addition, worship leader Julie Meyer garnered a nod for her holiday offering, Christmas, in the Christmas Album of the Year category...
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Natalie Grant
Curb recording artist Natalie Grant's extraordinary summer just got even more exciting as the incomparable talent garnered four Dove Awards for songs from her #1 album "HURRICANE" in the 45th Annual Dove Awards nominations held today. The cd title track and single Hurricane earned triple nominations in the Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year categories; I Love the Lord, also from the "HURRICANE" album, received a nomination for Gospel Performance of the Year. In addition, Natalie's husband, and "HURRICANE" producer, Bernie Herms is a nominee for Producer of the Year...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Phillips, Craig and Dean have reached another major milestone in their career, as their No. 1 single, "Revelation Song," has received RIAA certified Gold status. The honor is bestowed on any recording that has sold 500,000 units. The single was No. 1 for 17 weeks on Billboard's AC Monitored chart and also reached No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience chart, AC Indicator chart and Soft AC chart. The group's label, Fair Trade Services, will present the trio with the official gold plaque later this month to mark the noteworthy event for the Dove-Award winning song...
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Brandon Heath
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) yesterday announced the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees where Nashville based Provident Label Group walked away with 22 nominations in 15 major categories. In a press conference held at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, PLG's Brandon Heath joined TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Karen Peck and KB, among others, to present this year's nominees...
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Selah
You Amaze Us, the highly anticipated ninth studio recording from multi-Dove Award winning Curb recording artist Selah, is set to bow August 19. Featuring 13 selections and a bonus track, the project showcases Selah's trademark mix of classic hymns and newly-penned ballads and worship anthems. To date, the album's record-breaking debut single and title-cut-recently nominated for a GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year-has spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 and was the only song to...
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We As Human
Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud/Word Records band WE AS HUMAN continue to establish themselves as one of the dominant new forces in the rock music scene with their dual nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The band scored a nomination in the Rock Song of the Year Category for their smash hit "Zombie," which features Skillet's John Cooper, as well as a nomination for Rock Album of the Year for their...
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This Friday, August 15 at 7 p.m. the only forum held in St. Louis to give youth and young adults an opportunity to speak out about the Michael Brown case takes place at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church (5515 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, St Louis, MO 63112). "So many people are mocking protestors and young people who've reached their boiling point without seeking understanding. This is a chance for them to candidly and peacefully speak their mind," Thi'sl...
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Following the release of his new album, Forever Yours, Smokie Norful continues his week of appearances and performances. Considered one of his strongest albums to date, Norful actively promoted the project at high-profile events with performances in New York, Atlanta and in Memphis at a special concert for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He made several television appearances as well including 'Good Day NY,' 'Arise 360,' 'NewsOne Now,' and will be...
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Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, VaShawn Mitchell, will introduce all new music with the release of the 'GOD MY GOD' EP on all digital platforms, August 19, 2014. The extended play release will include Mitchell's rising new radio single, "God My God," along with three additional songs...
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The Toronto born emcee comes fresh off of competing at the Rapzilla Hot 16 Bar Challenge at Legacy Conference in Chicago, where out of over a hundred submissions, he advanced to the final 3. Dru Bex joins the Role Model Records family, already comprised of fellow Toronto natives, Julien and Shopé (fka Spoken)...
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*Wednesday, August 13, 2014*


Jesusfreakhideout.com
August 13th is a date that those behind Christian music online pioneers JesusFreakHideout.com have always held dear. It was on this day in 1996 that site creator John DiBiase launched The Jesus Freak Hideout. Since 2012, JFH has released four indie music compilations (including one all-metal mix), and the team is celebrating another JFH anniversary with an all-new collection of free music from some of their favorite indie artists. On the website's 18th anniversary today, JesusFreakHideout.com is unveiling Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Four. With Volume One and Volume Two having released in 2012, and Volume Three releasing on the site's anniversary last year, Volume Four represents many new and familiar projects and artists from the independent music scene...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The conference was also streamed live on www.hearitfirst.com/live. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on the network's global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 26th through September 9th...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant's original Billboard No. 1 hit "Baby, Baby" has returned to the charts in a new form. The remixed version of the single broke into the Top 10 this week, landing at No. 8, on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, building buzz for the release of her first remix album In Motion: The Remixes on August 19. GRAMMY®-nominated producer, DJ and remixer Dave Audé put a new spin on the hit, which originally topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks in 1991...
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Family Force 5
The first studio album in three years from Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5, Time Stands Still, released Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment and makes its debut this week at No. 1 as the best-selling album on the Christian/Gospel Overall and Digital Album, Current Contemporary Christian and Christian Rock/Alternative/Rap overall SoundScan charts while hitting No. 17 on the Overall Digital Albums chart and No. 30 on the Billboard Top 200. The album's first Christian AC/CHR radio single, "Let It Be Love," also picked up a Dove Award nomination for Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year. The nomination was announced today...
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for King & Country
Featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a debut artist, gathering "New Artist of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" awards, and having the top-selling debut release from 2012 in its genre, for KING & COUNTRY continue their journey toward the Sept. 16 release of its highly-anticipated, sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.. With soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes being the heartbeat of the album...
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Ellie Holcomb
It was just announced today that singer, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb has received two Dove nominations. Holcomb is nominated for New Artist Of The Year as well as for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her debut solo project, As Sure As The Sun. Upon hearing the good news, Holcomb shared, "I never dreamed I'd be nominated for a Dove Award! I'm deeply honored and flattered to be in the company of such amazing artists...
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Hillsong
Hillsong Music received an unprecedented 10 nominations this morning at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations press conference. The nominations were announced at Lipscomb University where the awards will be held live on October 7, 2014. “We celebrate with Hillsong on the multiple nominations,” shares Peter York, President, Capitol CMG Label Group. “Hillsong music has pioneered worship music throughout the years and over the last year, they have once again redefined worship around the world for the local church. Capitol CMG is honored to be partnered with Hillsong and their mission. Congratulations to UNITED...
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*Tuesday, August 12, 2014*


Group 1 Crew
Five-time Dove Award winning hip-hop/pop sensation Group 1 Crew releases its #FASTER digital EP today from Word Entertainment. Featuring special guest vocalists Moriah Peters, Jonathan Thulin and Rachel Lampa, the new recording is the first of two EP's to be released from Group 1 Crew in the coming months. #STRONGER is set to release November 4, 2014, while the double EP, #FASTER/#STRONGER, will be a physical CD sold exclusively at retail through Family Christian Stores beginning Sept. 16, as well as sold on Group 1 Crew's fall tour with Big Daddy Weave...
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Hillsong United
NewSong's blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular prepares to head West again this fall, headlined for the first time by groundbreaking Australian worshippers Hillsong UNITED. Kicking-off November 6 at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Center, Winter Jam West will feature 10 of Christian music's top artists for $10. Created and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the tour will also include GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the debut solo album from artist Steffany Gretzinger, The Undoing, on August 26th through Provident Distribution. The Undoing is an intimate collection of original songs that began in what Steffany describes as "the moments in-between" - the life we live in between our corporate worship gatherings...
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Michael W. Smith
Three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith partnered with Rolling Stone Country today to announce the September 30 release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, featuring an all-star lineup of guests - Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald. An acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums, Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas is Smith's fourth Christmas project, following the...
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In association with Table Turners, We Are One, and Sphereofhiphop.com, SOHH present DJ Aslan's new mixtape "The Mixing Process". DJ Aslan's "The Mixing Process" will take Christian Hip-Hop fans on a somewhat familiar path with songs by Lecrae and Andy Mineo but adding a fresh, new music bed to each track. Get ready for 30 minutes of dope hip hop and soul, all the while knowing your latest "dj" app will be jealous of this real mixtape...
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His first offering under his new name, Shopé fka Spoken hopes to craft his own path in the industry. The self-titled EP will serve as an introduction to the type of music listeners can come to expect from him; honest, vulnerable but yet bold. The project is a small window in the mind of an artist who wants to introduce the world to a real God for real people. Transparent, yet not voyeuristic, emotive yet not sorrowful, exciting yet not typical, Shopé (EP) will challenge the conventions of what music made to the glory of God can (and should) sound like...
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Two decades ago, a nationwide phenomenon swept the country. Hundreds of thousands of young people took a stand for abstinence due to their Christian faith during the familiar True Love Waits movement. Now, critically acclaimed authors/speakers Clayton and Sharie King seek to reignite the movement with their book, the True Love Project, and two devotionals - 40 Days of Purity for Girls and 40 Days of Purity for Guys. Available September 1, the books...
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While her name may be new to many Christian music fans, singer-songwriter Debra Black is sure catch the attention of listeners from coast to coast with the release of her debut album, God In Every Season. Produced by Josh Williams, the album is available today wherever digital music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon...
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Urban Christian recording and performing artist Jelz Music has announced that his eagerly awaited EP 'Barz Speak Volumez Inside' will be released on Saturday 1st November 2014 at a special launch event at the TNG Centre, Sydenham, London. The EP will be preceded by a free single download 'Still Learning', due for release on Wednesday 1st October 2014...
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*Monday, August 11, 2014*


Jeremy Camp
Multiple GRAMMY® nominee and Dove Award winner Jeremy Camp will headline the Come Alive Tour this fall, featuring special guests Kutless and Adam Cappa. For a dozen years now the Capitol CMG artist has been impacting audiences with the depth of his songs - and his voice. The two-time Male Vocalist of the Year (courtesy of the GMA Dove Awards) will give fans another opportunity to experience his powerful live show when the Come Alive Tour kicks off Oct. 3 in Glens Falls, New York...
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When a band of church musicians finds itself lying flat in the back of a fish truck, smuggled across a dry river bed and into Burma-one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians these days-you know it's not about playing another gig. A few days later, having been protected by an unlikely militant ally, Bluetree played for four hours straight, live in front of 15,000 refugees in Mae La, a refugee camp...
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Colton Dixon
Colton Dixon, 19 Recordings' Dove Award-winning artist and Season 11 American Idol finalist, is ready to release his anticipated new album, Anchor, with 19/Capitol CMG on August 19. With still a couple weeks out until street day, Dixon and his new album are already capturing great coverage through radio airplay and numerous media appearances. With Dixon set to appear in such outlets as Seventeen Magazine, US Magazine...
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Collision Records and Swoope present the "#SameTeam Remix" music video from his brand new album, Sinema. The video was shot and edited by CTZN Creative...
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DARKNESS DIVIDED are set to make an indelible imprint on the metal scene with their brand new video "The Hands That Bled". Off their Victory Records debut Written In Blood, the first single is an emotion-evoking cyclone of sonic brilliance. Inspired by the ultimate sacrifice of Christ, the debut single provides a glimpse of an album that is technically purgative, notably haunting and heroic all at once...
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MELODIME, a rock band that blends haunting bittersweet melodies with emotionally rich vocals atop a bed of Southern-flavored alt rock, will be releasing its album, Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide, in a deluxe edition (with six new songs and a new band member) on September 2, 2014 via Rock Ridge Music. With the original album fully funded by their loyal and ever-growing fan base during their "Make an album...
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*Friday, August 8, 2014*


Disciple
Rock band Disciple releases its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, independently worldwide through The Fuel Music Sept. 23. The crowd-funded and 10th studio album is also the first recording featuring front man, founding member and band leader Kevin Young's newly formed powerhouse line-up. Writing, recording and touring with Young are four new Disciple members, but established musicians in their own right: Josiah Prince from Philmont and Andrew Stanton from I Am Empire on guitars, Jason Wilkes from High Flight Society on bass and vocals, and Joey West from After Edmund on drums...
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Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp is heading out on the road this fall for the "Come Alive Tour" with Kutless and Adam Cappa. Read on for Jeremy's announcement: "After an incredible run of acoustic shows last spring, along with a slew of festivals and European dates this summer, I am so ready to announce big plans for the fall! I hope you'll come out and see us on the COME ALIVE TOUR, which will be hitting nearly 20 cities across the U.S. beginning in October! I'm so excited to be bringing along my great friends Kutless and Adam Cappa! We're looking forward to some incredible nights of music, worship and praising our King...
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Anthem Lights
Megachurch pastor Kyle Idleman of Southeast Christian Church and City on a Hill Studio are on a mission to "Awaken Love" and reclaim the original vision of what God intended marriage to be through the national theatrical release of THE SONG film and accompanying resources. "In our culture we are constantly hearing about love, sex, and marriage. These are the subjects of the songs we listen to, the books we read and the movies we watch. But the messages we have been receiving have left our love...
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SLEEPING GIANT have teamed up with Lambgoat to premiere the title track to their forthcoming album, FINISHED PEOPLE, which will be released on August 19 in North America. The band is currently on the road headlining their FINISHED PEOPLE TOUR presented by HM Magazine. Vocalist, Tommy Green wrote in the album's liner notes about every song on the album. Here is a small portion of his notes on this song...
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*Thursday, August 7, 2014*


1 Girl Nation
1 Girl Nation has just released a cover video for the viral Colbie Caillat song, "Try." The song speaks directly to girls to say that despite the pressures of society, "they don't have to try so hard." The powerful voices of 1 Girl Nation have put a harmonic spin on an already huge hit! Check out the video in the full report...
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Citizens
BEC Recordings' announces a new name for their worship band Citizens to Citizens & Saints. In addition to the new moniker, Citizens & Saints has set the release date for their sophomore album, Join the Triumph, on October 28 on BEC Recordings. The new project follows the highly praised self-titled debut CITIZENS...
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Lincoln Brewster
Groundbreaking worship artist Lincoln Brewster is slated to be featured this Saturday during Fox News Channel's "America's News Headquarters" at approximately 1 pm ET. The subject of anchor Kelly Wright's "Beyond The Dream" segment, Brewster discusses his life and music, including his highly anticipated ninth Integrity Music album, Oxygen. The project was recorded during one of the most challenging seasons of the artist's life, as his wife battled cancer...
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The popular singer/songwriter and American Idol finalist, Scott MacIntyre, is scheduled to release his new album, Lighthouse, on September 23, 2014. The eleven song project was produced by Grammy nominated Matt Bronleewe (Plumb, Hayden Panettiere, Joy Williams), Dove nominated Kyle Lee (TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Phillips, Craig & Dean), and MacIntyre joining in on the production duties. Ten of the eleven compositions featured on Lighthouse were written or co-written by MacIntyre...
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*Wednesday, August 6, 2014*


Falling Up
Falling Up, who have been quite busy making a lot of new music since reuniting as an independent band a few years ago, is back at it with a Kickstarter campaign for a new studio album. "Yup. It's happening. We are writing a brand new, full length album," says the band on their Kickstarter page. "We are confident to tell you that the songs we have so far, and the direction we are taking this new concept, is our bravest effort yet. We feel it is time to make an album that will...
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Sullivan
After a 7 year hiatus, beloved North Carolina alternative rock band Sullivan has announced their reunion and signing with Seattle based indie label Spartan Records. The band has also revealed they have finished recording their next full-length record, Heavy Is The Head, which will be released on October 28th. Additional details will be announced soon...
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Here is the latest music video from Customary's album Compassion. "I have chased after many things to fulfill me," says Customary. "Pride in faith, pride in success, women, money, showing off skills, whatever. None of it is fulfilling, and will always leave you wanting more. Find hope in God's amazing grace...
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Satellites & Sirens
Nashville group, Satellites & Sirens reached a first for the group this week as their single, "Jump Start My Heart" debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly chart. The song which has been on the charts for over 22 weeks now, and 23 weeks on Billboard's Hot AC / CHR chart peaking as high as #5, have given their new album, One Noise, new found attention with their fan base...
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Christian singer-songwriter Kim Dexter hits the road this month for a national media tour in support of her brand new studio album, “Reaching,” which released in June via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Creative...
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August Burns Red
Former Solid State Records act August Burns Red has just signed with Fearless Records with plans for their first release with the label to drop in 2015. About the signing, guitarist JB Brubaker wrote on the band's Facebook page, "We are all extremely excited to be a part of the Fearless Records Family...
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Respected worship leader and singer-songwriter Kathryn Scott will release Sing on the Battlefield September 9, 2014, her first project for Fuel Music. The seven-track EP will be available exclusively at all digital retailers, as well as on Scott's official website, www.kathrynscott.org...
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Kyle Idleman, author and pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky (the fourth largest church in America), announces the release of Praying For Your Prodigal. Currently available nationwide through David C Cook, Idleman's latest project is a supplement to his most recent book AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything. Drawing on inspiration from AHA, Idleman...
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*Tuesday, August 5, 2014*


for King & Country
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY's RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., the highly-anticipated, sophomore album releasing Sept. 16 from Word Entertainment. Available for pre-order now, iTunes is offering three Instant Grat Track downloads from the album, including hit single "Fix My Eyes," encouraging anthem "It's Not Over Yet" and the newest single, "Without You (Feat. Courtney)...
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Everfound
Word Records' all brother band Everfound has debuted a new remix today, but only for listen on Spotify. You can check out REIMAGINE, a collection of Everfound remixes created by the band here. The EP includes 4 new remixes of your favorite Everfound songs, including "God Of The Impossible" and "Never Beyond Repair...
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NF
Hip-hop/alternative artist Nate Feuerstein, who performs and records as "NF," is Capitol CMG Label Group's most recent signing and compelling new talent has released his self-titled EP today. NF also debuted his music video last month for the first single, "All I Have...
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Family Force 5
The first studio album in three years from Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5, Time Stands Still, releases today from Word Entertainment and immediately shoots to No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Top Albums and No. 8 on the Overall Albums iTunes® sales charts amidst wide acclaim. Celebrating the launch of the new album with a high-energy, pre-street week performance at Creation Northwest (Aug. 2) and closing this week with a main stage performance...
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"Outcast" is the debut single off of the new album Badlands from Colossus and features guest vocals from Dan McWhorter of Gideon. Badlands drops September 16. Pre-orders, starting at just $10, include a patch, sticker, poster and digital download...
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The Crabb Family
In 1994, The Crabb Family began a journey that took them to amazing heights in the Christian music world. From their small country church platform in Beaver Dam, KY this family group blazed a trail and set a standard for music that is still unparalleled today. It's hard to believe, but that was twenty years ago...
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Crystal Lewis
A two-disc collection of songs celebrating the 25-year music ministry career of CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is being released today. The project, titled 25 and containing 25 of the songtress' top recordings, is available at metro1music.com, iTunes, and all retailers...
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Tamela Mann
Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann and Gospel Icon Kirk Franklin have a lot to celebrate. The "Take Me To The King" digital single, written and produced by Franklin and recorded and performed by Tamela, has been RIAA Certified Gold, having sold more than 500,000 digital copies. Tillymann Music Group label head and Tamela's manager and husband, David Mann, presented Tamela with her RIAA Certified Gold plaque during their Comedy and Concert event on Friday, August 1 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center in Victoria, Texas...
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Veritas
Veritas is slated to release its highly anticipated debut project on Sept. 9, 2014 under the Fair Trade Services label. The self-titled album will be the first full-length offering to fans from the powerhouse contemporary classical vocal group made up of Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence...
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*Monday, August 4, 2014*


Anberlin
Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, is finally available to the public and the band is already out on their farewell run of tour dates until their very last show in Orlando, FL on November 26. But among these special last performances are a couple really unique opportunities. On September 10th, Anberlin will be performing their 2005 album Never Take Friendship Personal in its entirety to a sold out audience in Melbourne, Australia. But those in the States will get a chance to hear what is largely a fan favorite, Cities, performed in its entirety on November 17 in New York, NY at The Gramercy Theatre...
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Manic Drive
Another band turning to crowd-funding to fund their next project is Canadian pop rock band Manic Drive. The band has a new album already slated for an October 14th street date, titled VIP, but the trio is asking fans to help fund the record via PledgeMusic. "It’s been a long time coming…finally," writes the band on their campaign page. "Manic Drive is currently in the...
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Indie worship band The Ember Days have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fun their next album which is planned to be a special audio/visual experience. Guitarist/Vocalist Jason Belcher told JesusFreakHideout.com, "It will be an Audio Visual Experience for our live shows, a record and a music video. You can get a little taste of it it here. We have dreamed of doing this ever since the start of the band, and we never had the money and the time never seemed quite right...
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After teasing the news over the weekend, sound maestros '68 have debuted a brand new music video today for the song "Track 1," exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine, a first for the band in their young tenure together...
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