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December, 2008



*Monday, December 22nd, 2008*


Joy Williams
Joy Williams has recorded the One of Those Days EP, her first set of new songs in over three years. Since this EP signifies a new chapter in Joy’s career, she want your ears to hear it as soon as possible. The digital version of the EP will release on January 27th, 2009 via online music stores (iTunes, AmazonMP3, eMusic, Rhapsody...
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Annie Moses Band
Grammy-nominated Casting Crowns will perform “Joy to the World” off its No.1 Christmas album Peace On Earth on FOX News Channel’s top-rated, national “FOX & Friends” morning show on Christmas Day, at 9:50 AM. (ET/PT). For more on Casting Crowns, visit www.castingcrowns.com. On December 23, the Annie Moses Band will perform songs from its new Christmas...
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Big Idea
This Easter season marks the launch of the brand new VeggieTales®: Here I Am To Worship album in stores everywhere Tuesday, March 17, 2009 from Big Idea, Inc., an Entertainment Rights group company. Following the success of the 2006 Dove Award winning VeggieTales: Worship Songs with scans of more than 150,000 units, Here I Am To Worship presents twelve of today’s most sung worship offerings from top...
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Pillar
GRAMMY-nominated rock band Pillar closes the year as the “most played” artist on the R&R Christian Rock Chart. A favorite of rock fans, Pillar continues to deliver great music to this format. In addition to radio success, the band had a great run on the successful, “Creation Festival - The Tour” and is already writing for a new album in 2009. “This is really incredible news,” shares Rob Beckley, Pillar’s founding member...
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*Friday, December 19th, 2008*


Seabird
Credential buzz band Seabird’s June debut, ‘Til We See The Shore, was a favorite among critics this year, turning up on multiple lists of the standout albums from 2008. The group will work into the new year to win over more fans on tour with House of Heroes in January. Critics including CCMMagazine.com, JesusFreakHideout.com, and...
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FFH
For the past two years, FFH has been lying dormant as the main force behind the band, Jeromy and Jennifer Deibler, had taken a break to focus on their family and other ministries, as well as tackle some of life's trials along the way. But today, Jeromy announced the return of FFH in 2009 with touring in February and a new Christmas album by next holiday season, "We decided, and this might come as a surprise, that it is time for us to go back to FFH in 2009...
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Forefront Records' pop-punk act Philmont embraces the spirit of Christmas by teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to build a house in Sea Island, S.C., earlier this month. The band not only gave of its time but also its talent, hosting a series of benefit concerts to raise nearly $7,000 for the organization...
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Skillet
Fans eagerly waiting a follow-up to Skillet's 2006 hit album Comatose won't have to wait much longer for new music from the rock band. Below is a studio update from front man and bassist John Cooper, "Skillet finally has definite plans for recording! We start on January 12th with one of my favorite producers, Howard Benson. He produced P.O.D.'s "Satellite" album, as well as Flyleaf...
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Annie Moses Band
Time again for Provident's Friday Buzz... Music critic Brian Mansfield picked some of his favorite holiday albums coming out this season and listed them on USA Today.com. Two Provident bands were listed as favorites for this holiday season: Annie Moses Band with This Glorious Christmas and Casting Crowns with Peace On Earth. Michael W. Smith was also highlighted for “Christmas Day...
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Stephanie Smith
On the heels of her upcoming Not Afraid debut release at retail this December 23rd, Gotee’s pop-rocker Stephanie Smith is keeping a whirlwind schedule that includes a recent missions trip to El Salvador with Compassion International, and her latest role as official correspondent for Winter Jam 2009. On a Compassion International trip to El Salvador for four days earlier this month, Smith spent time visiting three different projects and getting to know the children there...
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Hyper Static Union
It's been some time since fans have heard from funk pop band Hyper Static Union. After releasing Lifegiver on RKT and touring abroad with Third Day, HSU seemed to lie low for awhile. Well, the long wait for new tunes is finally over as the band has completed a brand new album, titled Meet Him In The Air, and released it digitally only through Amazon.com. Below is the band's announcement from earlier this week... "We just wanted to let you know that our new album Meet Him in the Air is now available from Amazon.com for immediate download here...
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Remedy Drive
Ringing in the New Year will be celebrated in many different ways, but for Remedy Drive it will start with helping a family raise money. The group will participate in a benefit concert for Aaron and Jennifer Thompson who are adopting orphaned siblings from the Philippines. The event will be held at Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota on January 1, 2009...
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*Wednesday, December 17th, 2008*


Group 1 Crew
Fervent Records’ recording artist Group 1 Crew hasn’t had much rest and relaxation lately but they have been making a huge impact at radio and out on the Revolve Tour. After a releasing a debut album that scored three top 20 hits, the debut single from Group 1 Crew’s recent release, Ordinary Dreamers, has quickly rocketed to the top 3 at CHR, marking...
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Code Of Ethics
Christian electronic / pop band Code of Ethics is releasing Lost In Egypt on February 10, 2009 to the US and internationally through an exclusive distribution partnership with Go Global Entertainment and Koch Entertainment Distribution. Lost In Egypt is the first new recording from Code of Ethics in 8 years since their Dove award nominated project Blaze. Soon after their last release, Code of Ethics front man and founder Barry Blaze left for Jacksonville...
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BarlowGirl
As recently reported, BarlowGirl has delivered the "must-have Christmas album" of the year with Home For Christmas (Fervent). With stellar reviews stating BarlowGirl's first holiday project as "timeless," "beautiful" and "classic," raving comments are continuing to pour in, most recently from USA Today as well as New York Times...
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Sanctus Real
On the heels of being nominated for a GRAMMY for their 2008 release We Need Each Other, Sanctus Real has announced plans to record their follow-up, and fifth studio album, in Spring 2009. Sanctus writes, "Our co-headlined tour with Matthew West starts this January, and we're writing for a new record. Hopefully we will be going into the studio sometime this late spring to begin recording...
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Facedown Records are very excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Facedown Family - HANDS. Since forming in 2007, Hands have desired to present a passionate and intense live show. Now, a year later, they offer a performance that is characterized by what drummer Josh Silbernagel calls "beautiful chaos." Hands unfurl hugely anthemic prog-rock ballads bearing the influence of Isis while at the same time laying out solidly progressive hardcore tracks...
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Casting Crowns
TNT’s CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON, the annual holiday concert event now in its 27th year. Taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and premiering on TNT Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Performances will include Casting Crowns (“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”); Kristin Chenoweth (“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “What Child is This”); Julianne Hough (“Jingle Bell Rock,” “Santa Baby” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”); Darius Rucker (“If I Had Wings”)...
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*Tuesday, December 16th, 2008*


Jeremy Camp
This year has been a year of renewal and refreshment for Jeremy Camp with the release of his recent album last month Speaking Louder Than Before. As the year comes to a close, radio and fans are speaking loud and clear in regards to the new album and radio single "There Will Be A Day." Radio Waves in '08: With 17 career No. 1 hits under his belt, Jeremy Camp is clearly a powerhouse on the radio waves nationwide across all formats...
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Israel and New Breed
Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Israel Houghton returns to his roots as a solo artist with The Power Of One. Releasing March 24, 2009 on Integrity Music/Columbia Records, the album features the youthful and musically masterful energy that has made Israel among the most highly influential tastemakers across a variety of musical genres. The album also features guest vocals from such genre-leading artists as tobyMac, Martin Smith of Delirious?, Mary Mary and Chevelle Franklin...
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Third Day
With sales approaching 250,000 on Third Day’s latest, No. 1 debuting album, Revelation (7/29), the multi-platinum, GRAMMY and AMA winning rock band announces the lineup for its spring 2009 “Revelation Tour.” Reigning “New Artist of the Year,” and recent double-GRAMMY nominee, Brandon Heath and new four-piece pop/rock band, Revive will join Third Day on its 35-city tour launching March 5 in Champagne, Ill. The tour will visit venues across the nation through the end of May...
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delirious
The award-winning CompassionArt charity is giving away 100 million brand new songs from its upcoming CompassionArt: Creating Freedom From Poverty CD/DVD beginning today and through a limited time download via http://widget.nabbr.com/compassion_art.html. This groundbreaking giveaway features six songs written collectively by 12 acclaimed songwriters and recorded by the most well-known artists in the whole genre of Christian/Gospel music. Requesting donations for the songs, the goal is to engage people everywhere to help end world poverty...
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*Monday, December 15th, 2008*


Mars Ill
Mars ILL presents the new Black Listed Sessions: Two all new re-worked versions of the 2003 Mars ILL EP Blue Collar Sessions. 16 brand new beats, handled by Dust, with guest production handled by Beat Rabbi. Experience the classic EP again (twice), in this double disc feature. The EP that redefined the Mars ILL sound, now re-mixed in two totally freshly produced discs, uniquely packaged, and in extremely limited edition quantities (250). These discs will...
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*Sunday, December 14th, 2008*


Hawk Nelson
Right now, Hawk fans can get an exclusive Let's Dance Remix Digital EP with the purchase of the Hawk Nelson Runners World T-shirt. You won't be able to get your hands on these at retail until 2009 so what an awesome Christmas present for yourself or a friend. Click here to order the shirt and EP! Hawk Nelson returns with a remix EP featuring 4 new versions of their hit song "Let's Dance." Each member of the band jumped...
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*Friday, December 12th, 2008*


Newsboys
Christian music mainstay newsboys and international outreach organization Global Tribe hosted its debut REACH event last month at Tucson Electric Park in Tucson, Ariz. Drawing a capacity crowd of 15,000, more than 600 attendees responded to the Gospel message presented by newsboys frontman Peter Furler. Concert-goers were lined up as early as 8:00 am to attend the 5:00 pm event launched in partnership with Family Life Radio...
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Mandisa
Performing “Little Drummer Boy” from her new holiday offering, It's Christmas, MANDISA will appear on the new, and widely popular HUCKABEE show on the Fox News Channel this Saturday evening, December 13th, at 8pm ET. The show is averaging 6.3 million viewers each weekend. It's Christmas is Mandisa’s first, full-length Christmas project and features such Christmas classics...
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Family Force 5
Family Force 5’s sophomore release Dance Or Die out now on Transparent Media Group/EMI forged out of the gate armed with rippling rhythms, assaulting electronics and raucous rock ‘n roll with almost 50k units sold to date, now Family Force 5 soars into 2009 for complete attack as the band gears up to hit the road on the AP Tour 09 presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Since the beginning of summer 2008 the band and their latest release...
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Children 18:3
After a year of rave reviews and live show acclaim, Minnesota's Children 18:3 is celebrating a successful debut year on Tooth & Nail Records. The band released their self-titled label debut on February 26, 2008. Since the release the band has been successful with touring, radio, press and fans. This past spring Children 18:3 began their year of relentlessly touring beginning with the 5for5 tour...
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Natalie Grant
Fueled by the success of her 2008 best-selling, critically acclaimed seventh studio recording, Relentless, Curb artist and GMA’s three-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, was the most-played female artist on Christian radio this year. According to R&R’s year-end Top 20 Christian AC Monitored Artists chart, Grant is the seventh most-played artist overall...
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Big Daddy Weave
This holiday season Big Daddy Weave’s Mike Weaver says that his favorite carol is “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” because of “the lack of sleep around here lately.” But Mike and wife, Kandice, certainly aren’t complaining. To kick off Christmastime, the Weavers welcomed its newest member, Ezekiel (Zeke) Turner Weaver, to the family. Born Nov. 10 and weighing 8 lbs, 6 oz...
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Tenth Avenue North
Reunion recording artist Tenth Avenue North is at the top of the radio charts again this week with its hit song “By Your Side” claiming the No.1 spot on R&R’s AC Indicator chart. “By Your Side,” off of the band’s debut album Over and Underneath (5/20/2008), joins its first radio single, “Love Is Here” as a No. 1 hit and makes Tenth Avenue North the only new artist in Christian music to have multiple No. 1 singles in 2008. “Love Is Here,” reached No. 1 on the CRW CHR radio chart earlier...
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Red
Provident's Friday Buzz is back... Modern rock band Red was featured in Billboard magazine where the band discussed the Feb. 10 release of its sophomore album Innocence & Instinct. Red was also on the cover of HM magazine’s January/February issue. In HM the band talked about touring, recording and the inspiration behind Innocence & Instinct...
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*Thursday, December 11th, 2008*


Brandon Heath
EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment have long collaborated in the marketing and distribution of WOW compilation projects. This Wednesday, the collective staff of the three companies, along with volunteers from Belmont University, banded together to package a record number 427,000 meals for the non-profit hunger-relief organization, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The number of meals packaged at this event is enough to feed 1,169 children for one year...
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Brenton Brown
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recently honored Brenton Brown for his song "Everlasting God" at their awards ceremony in London which honored the top writer and publisher members of the PRS -- the UK's Performing Right Society. "Everlasting God" was recognized for being one of the top 20 songs played on American radio in 2007 and was also the first time a Christian song has ever received this honor...
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Pocket Full Of Rocks
Myrrh worship act Pocket Full Of Rocks has just relased a free Christmas song download to fans as one of the latest CCM acts to spread the Christmas cheer.... "Greetings Friends! In the spirit of giving this Christmas, we have a special gift for each of you. Last year the five of us got together and recorded one of our favorite Christmas carols, "Angels We Have Heard on High". This year we would...
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Wrench In the Works
This just in from Facedown Records... Here’s a message from the Wrench In The Works: “Hey Everyone! After lots of discussion, prayer and weighing our options out we have decided to no longer be a 3 piece (aka Power trio!). Instead we will be moving Darrell to being a full time front man and we will be having our good friend Derek Anderson jump on bass duties. This has been a hard decision to come to, we have been throwing the idea of this around for a quite sometime now and we really feel now is the right time to do it! This will definitely make our live show more...
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*Wednesday, December 10th, 2008*


Francesca Battistelli
Fervent Records'/Reprise singer and songwriter Francesca Battistelli hasn't stopped since the release of her debut project, MY PAPER HEART, released July 22nd. With the success of her first radio single, the hit "I'm Letting Go," which nabbed the #3 spot on the radio charts, to numerous appearances and touring non-stop this past summer and fall, Battistelli is more than excited for what's ahead in 2009. Set to follow up with her next radio single "Free To Be Me" hitting the airwaves next month, Battistelli has joined the 35-date "Winter Jam" tour, performing in markets all over the country...
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Shane and Shane
Inpop recording duo Shane & Shane and singer/songwriters Bethany Dillon and Phil Wickham share a little holiday cheer before taking the stage on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at Pinelake Church in Brandon, Miss. The show was part of Shane & Shane's "Glory in the Highest" Christmas tour which kicked off earlier this month and will wrap Dec. 14, 2008. Photos inside...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong United, one of the world’s most popular worship bands, will “encounter” the United States in 2009 during their most extensive visit to America to date. Their American journey starts with the 2009 Hillsong United Encounter event April 17-18 in Miami and will also include a worship tour in May and June and a final Encounter event in Los Angeles in August...
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Esterlyn
Rock band Esterlyn (formerly known as Grand Prize) debuted earlier this year with Lamps and has been diligently touring the country this year, including being a part of the Fall Creation Tour. And just in time for Christmas, Esterlyn has announced the release of a brand new acoustic EP entitled Mending the Meaning on iTunes. Below is frontman Luke Caldwell's letter to the fans...
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*Tuesday, December 9th, 2008*


Emery
Originally signed in 2003, the band that has been known for constantly pushing the boundaries of their genre and its duel frontman approach, Emery is proud to re-sign to Tooth & Nail Records this week. Formed in 2001 in South Carolina, Emery has released 3 full-length albums ("The Weak's End," "The Question," and "I'm Only A Man") in addition to the recently released EP, While Broken Hearts Prevail. After selling more than 350,000 copies of their albums, Emery will release their fourth full-length, ...In Shallow Seas We Sail...
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toby
Hip Hope Hits 2009, the only industry-wide compilation of hip-hop music, releases on Gotee this February 3rd and will spotlight the top artists on the scene while showcasing up-and-coming talent as well. This fifth installment of the Hip Hope compilation series will include 17 tracks on the retail album, with the digital version adding a bonus track to the mix. Hip Hope Hits 2009 will take on a new twist under the...
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Anberlin
In an ever-changing economy and music industry, Purple Door Arts and Music Festival, one of the nation’s premier Christian music events, is taking a bold approach to its 2009 Festival by offering more bands for a lower overall event ticket price. Additionally, the HM Stage will host performances on Friday night as well as all day Saturday and most bands on all stages will play longer sets. “Everyone at Purple Door knows that times are hard and we want to do our part to make things a little...
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Many experts in the music industry will join together on January 7-9, 2009 at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN for the Ruach Music Conference. This event will feature artists, speakers, radio and business professionals that have worked together in the music community believing that God’s Spirit is in Christian music. The conference will provide the opportunity for those who are called to music to gain knowledge and practical information to help guide their ministry...
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After three decades in Christian music, 5-time Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame artist Larnelle Harris has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree by his alma mater Western Kentucky University. Dr. Gary Ransdell, President of Western Kentucky University, Registrar Freida Eggleton, and Jim Johnson with the University's Board of Regents presented the Doctorate to Harris following his sold-out Christmas concert in Bowling Green, Kentucky on December 8...
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CeCe Winans
BMI will honor gospel greats Twinkie Clark, Donald Lawrence and CeCe Winans at its 10th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. The invitation-only ceremony will take place at Rocketown (401 6th Avenue South) in Nashville, and will host gospel music's premier songwriters, recording artists and music industry executives, as well as the genre's legends...
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*Monday, December 8th, 2008*


Fiction Family
Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek have joined forces on an exciting new collaboration called Fiction Family. Their self-titled debut album will be released on January 20 via ATO Records/Credential Recordings. Fiction Family will kick off a 21-date nationwide tour beginning January 13 in Ann Arbor, MI. (See below for details.) Fiction Family is also offering a free download of the song "When She's Near" at www.fictionfamily.com when fans sign up for...
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Haste The Day
Today, Haste The Day bassist Mike Murphy announced that the band's current 12 Days Of Christmas Tour will be original drummer Devin Chaulk's last with the band. Below is Mike's announcement along with a letter from Devin... "It's Mike here, checkin in! So we just got done playing some shows abroad. Thank you Australia and Germany for being so amazing to us! We've had one day off and we leave tomorrow for the 12 days of Christmas tour! That tour will be alot of...
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The Afters
The Afters recently debuted a brand new concept video for the title track from their latest studio album, Never Going Back To OK... "Head on over to www.youtube.com/theaftersvideos and watch our new music video for Never Going Back to OK. We shot the video in Windsor, ON Canada and it was directed by our good friend Gavin Booth. Hope you enjoy...
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Amy Grant
Amy Grant will be making many stops in New York to promote her most recent Christmas release The Christmas Collection including a performance on the “CBS Early Show” on Dec. 9. Her newest Christmas release in nine years, The Christmas Collection features four new songs plus many of Grant’s classic Christmas favorites. Grant will perform “Baby It’s Christmas” with husband Vince Gill, a song they co-wrote, on the CBS...
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Sixpence NTR
Currently on a Christmas tour with Jars Of Clay, Sara Groves, and Leeland, Sixpence None The Richer is continuing to spread the holiday cheer by releasing two new Christmas music videos from their new studio album, The Dawn Of Grace... In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Sixpence None the Richer present their 2nd Music Video installment to spread the holiday spirit. "SILENT NIGHT" feat. Dan Haseltine from Jars Of Clay follows the music video release of "Angels We Have Heard on High...
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*Saturday, December 6th, 2008*


Showbread
Showbread front-man Josh Dies will be hitting the road this January and February for a national tour in which he will be performing acoustic sets, speaking and reading from his written work... The tour will also commemorate the release of the new DIES EP Talons, Josh's new children's book The Insect and the first printing of his 2006 novel The Spinal Cord Perception in over 2 years...
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*Friday, December 5th, 2008*


Spoken
Today, rock band Spoken issued an update with the promise of new music ahead. Vocalist Matt Baird writes... "Hello everyone, This is Matt from Spoken. I'm sitting at one of my favorite coffee shops here in my homeland (Des Moines Ia.) working on some new Spoken material, and I wanted to say hello, and thank each of you for your support over the years. I also wanted to let you know what's been going on the past few weeks. As a lot of you know, we went over seas for a couple weeks...
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Hawk Nelson
This week Hawk Nelson is celebrating the launch of their newly designed website (hawknelson.com), which focuses on their "One Little Miracle" campaign. The band is also thrilled as their most recent project Hawk Nelson is My Friend received a GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Recording Packaging." The GRAMMY® nomination goes to the designer Don Clark who created the packaging concept for the album. Hawk Nelson's album design is nominated along with the recording packaging for...
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Chris Tomlin
Don’t forget to tune in to CBN’s 700 Club this Monday, Dec. 8th to watch an extensive interview with Sixsteps Records/EMI’s Chris Tomlin as he reintroduces us to love. Hosted by Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen and Gordon Robertson with news anchor Lee Webb, The 700 Club is a live television program that airs weekdays before a live studio audience and can be seen in more than 200 countries. Check for your local...
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SCC
EMI Christian Music Group is proud to congratulate several of their label group artists for their recent GRAMMY® nominations. The 52st Annual GRAMMY® Awards will air on CBS, Sunday, February 8th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sparrow Record’s 10-million selling, award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman received his 13th and 14th nominations this year, with nods in both the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Category for his latest effort, THIS MOMENT, as well as his collaboration with MercyMe on their song “You Reign,” nominated for Best Gospel Song...
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Brandon Heath
Provident Friday Buzz is here again: Based off the title of his new, GRAMMY-nominated album, What If We, K-Love and Brandon Heath partnered to give K-Love listeners and Brandon Heath fans an opportunity to bring community together and work toward helping those in need. Brandon, K-Love and the Denver Rescue Mission hosted a toy drive and VIP free concert on Tuesday, December 2 to gather gifts for thousands of deserving children this...
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After Edmund
Slanted Records’ rock band After Edmund garnered their first GRAMMY® nomination, according to the National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences, as announced last evening on “GRAMMY® Nominations Concert LIVE! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” aired on the CBS Television Network. The Georgia-based, five-member rock band’s debut release, Hello, was honored in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category (#53) alongside artists Flame, Sanctus Real, Superchick and TobyMac...
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Just over a month out of the gate, Kaboose's latest release is showing unbreakable momentum. His full-length Syntax Records debut is garnering attention and high praise from the music media. Nike featured Kaboose on their website which receives over 3 million monthly visitors. They also added it to their in store play list enhancing the shopping experience...
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Rush Of Fools
It’s been another incredibly successful year for the premiere progressive worship band, Rush Of Fools. Since bursting onto the Christian music scene in 2007 with their self-titled debut on Midas Records, the group has sold over 118,000 albums with 165,000 digital downloads, performed before an estimated 250,000 fans, has continually enjoyed great chart success with their single releases, and received four...
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*Thursday, December 4th, 2008*


Superchick
Inpop Records pop/rock band Superchick was honored by The Recording Academy® last night, as nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY ® Awards were announced on CBS’ “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.” The group was recognized in the category of Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album for its current release, Rock What You Got. Superchick’s first GRAMMY nomination, the band was thrilled by the industry’s support of its...
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BarlowGirl
Fresh off their "Million Voices Tour" and just a few weeks after the release of their first-ever holiday CD, BarlowGirl is relishing in the theme of their project as they are now truly Home For Christmas. Being on the road this summer and fall non-stop, the talented sister-trio of Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow, are enjoying time at home during the holiday season. Yet, the girls can't sit still for too long as they're also excitedly working on their next studio record, slated to release in July of next year...
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Skillet
rammy®-nominated and Dove-Award winning band Skillet has a lot to be grateful for this holiday season as they have been named R&R’s Top CHR Artist of the Year for 2008. On top of that, since R&R began publishing Christian Radio charts, Skillet has garnered more #1 songs from one recording (COMATOSE/Lava/Atlantic/Ardent/INO) than any other artist in the industry, with their 6 consecutive hits, “Rebirthing,” “The Last Night,” “Comatose,” “Older,” “Those Nights” and “Whispers in the Dark...
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Mary Mary
When the GRAMMY nominatoins were announced last night, Columbia/Integrity Music's Mary Mary earned three nominations and joined Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Blind Boys of Alabama and Tye Tribbett whose Integrity projects will be up for music's highest honor on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on CBS TV...
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RSJ
Rebecca St. James will be seen this weekend (Sunday/December 7th) as the special guest of Dr. Robert Schuller on his weekly “Hour of Power” telecast from Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. St. James’ visit to the telecast will be to share the inspiration that led to her recently released new book, Pure: A 90 Devotional for the Body, Mind, and Spirit, published by FaithWords. The Australian born Grammy winner...
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MercyMe
MercyMe has been nominated for their second GRAMMY® Award with their #1 Single, “You Reign” for Best Gospel Song, which was also co-written by Steven Curtis Chapman. The band was first nominated in 2007 for their COMING UP TO BREATHE recording. - In addition, Bart Millard’s second solo offering, HYNMED AGAIN was nominated for Best Southern...
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Revive
Today, Essential Records announces the signing of Australia’s latest musical export, high-energy pop/rock band Revive. In partnership with GRAMMY-winning group Third Day’s Consuming Fire Productions, the band of four from Sydney relocated to the U.S. in 2007 to pursue a career in Christian music. Championed and mentored over the last year by the members of Third Day, Revive will release its 12-song label debut titled Chorus of the Saints on March 10, 2009. Third Day’s lead singer, Mac Powell, co-produced the album with Revive...
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Leeland
As emerging leaders in philanthropic efforts, Jack and Leeland Mooring of GRAMMY-nominated, progressive rock band Leeland have been selected by the White House to participate in a Compassion in Action Roundtable titled “Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurship.” They will be in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Dec. 5. On Friday, December 5, 2008, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) will...
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Brandon Heath
Nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced last night by The Recording Academy on prime-time television as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.” The one-hour special was broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre’s L.A Live. Provident Label Group artists garnering nominations include the reigning “New Artist of the Year” Brandon Heath (Reunion Records) who picked up his first career...
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GRAMMYs
Yesterday, the nominees for the 51st GRAMMY Awards were announced! Artists Sanctus Real, TobyMac, Leeland, Kirk Franklin, and Steven Curtis Chapman were among the nominees. Below are the official nominee lists for "Best Gospel Song," "Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album," and "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album." Congratulations to all of the nominees!...
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Flame
During the GRAMMY Award’s nomination unveiling, FLAME’s Our World Redeemed stood out amongst some of CCM’s biggest names. Receiving his first GRAMMY Award nomination in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category, FLAME was nominated along with Christian Rock artists After Edmund, tobyMac, Superchick, and Sanctus Real. For a full list of nominees...
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*Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008*


Jeremy Camp
Last week the nation celebrated Thanksgiving as Jeremy Camp released his fifth studio album with much to be thankful for as fans rushed to the stores and online outlets purchasing more than 32,700 copies of Speaking Louder Than Before. This street week is Camp's personal best outselling "Beyond Measure" in a music buying market that has trended downward as the year nears an end. The album debuted on Billboard 200 at No. 38...
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GMA
2009 will mark the 30th year that the Gospel Music Association will offer a week of networking, training, equipping, and non-stop music at its annual GMA Music Week conference, scheduled for April 18-22, 2009, in Nashville, announced John W. Styll, president and CEO of GMA. Registration for GMA Music Week 2009 is now available online and GMA members are encouraged to take advantage of the lowest rates available by registering by Dec. 10. Information is available at...
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Bryan Duncan
In conjunction with the new project Still Dancin” by Bryan Duncan and the NehoSoul Band comes a unique concept in the glittering and glamorous world of awards and accolades: the musician applauds the audience. The Still Dancin’ Award is the creation of Bryan Duncan, multi-award winning recording artist who himself has learned to make a new shoe fit and dance a new step after more than thirty years in the ever-changing music scene...
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*Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008*


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Dec. 2, 2008 –Former frontman of Grammy nominated, Dove Award-winning group Paul Colman Trio and current guitarist for legendary band newsboys, singer/songwriter Paul Colman will offer his second solo project, History, on Jan. 27, 2009. The album showcases the best of Colman’s career, including two previously unreleased tracks and new recordings of popular songs by best-selling artists including Toby Keith & Delirious...
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Worship artist Sarah Reeves will join Sparrow Record’s all-star lineup of new talent releasing next year. The nineteen-year-old Alabama native, who will put forth her debut offering in May, has also signed exclusive management with Patton House Entertainment and booking through Jeff Roberts & Associates. With zealous faith and a love of music early on, Reeves first exercised her songwriting/vocal abilities as a participant in her church’s fine arts program...
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Brandon Heath
EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment have long collaborated in the marketing and distribution of WOW compilation projects. This year the companies extend their alliance through a charitable event called “WOW Shares.” On December 10 the collective staff of the three companies, together with students from Belmont University, will sponsor a “food packaging event” benefitting non-profit hunger-relief organization, Feed My Starving Children...
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Integrity Music announces the January 27, 2009 release of Follow You, a new CD, DVD and digital songbook from the critically-acclaimed Hillsong Kids product line created by the children’s ministry of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. The Follow You live worship CD and DVD were created specifically for children with fun...
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*Monday, December 1st, 2008*


toby
From what has become his biggest solo project to-date, “PORTABLE SOUNDS,” GRAMMY and DOVE Award winning artist TOBYMAC recently announced that he will release brand new remixes of songs “Boomin’” and “Ignition” tomorrow, December 2nd, a month that is finding GMA’s Artist of the Year pretty busy: Available exclusively via all digital download sites, fans can also purchase PORTABLE SOUNDS re-bundled with the two new remixes added in for free, or for .99 each...
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Lanae Hale
Lanae’ Hale’s song “Back And Forth” will air tonight on MTV’s popular series, “The Hills.” The show airs tonight, Monday December 1st, at 10:00 pm eastern time. “Back And Forth” was written by Hale and will be on her forthcoming CD on Centricity Music that is scheduled to release in late spring 2009. “Back And Forth” will be featured on Hale’s website...
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