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December, 2010



*Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010*


High Flight Society
Yesterday, indie rock act High Flight Society dropped us an email to share the news that the band is the latest act to enlist the support of fans in helping to finance a new recording. On the band's Facebook page, they explain their 2010 signing to Word Records and the label's changes leading them to be dropped before an album could be made. Through a donation based setup, the band offers some unique opportunities for fans to get involved with a new release from High Flight Society. Check out their announcement...
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Dave Barnes
With the November 9th holiday debut of Very Merry Christmas and April's release of What We Want, What We Get (Razor & Tie), topped off with the infectious hit single "God Gave Me You," a successful tour and a viral music video, this proves that 2010 was quite the year for songwriter and performer Dave Barnes. Since he began his musical career, Barnes continues to showcase his quintessential style of classy and timeless music tied with a solid...
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*Tuesday, December 21st, 2010*


The Essential Christmas” TV Special delivers holiday cheer featuring two hours of artist performances by Jars of Clay, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Kerrie Roberts, Revive, Building 429 and Anthem Lights. Released Oct. 19, “The Essential Christmas Collection,” is a vibrant 12-song album featuring many of Christian music’s most admired artists, with holiday songs from Third Day...
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Chris August
Fervent Records’ hot debut artist Chris August’s Christmas wish list is coming true with his smash No. 1 single “Starry Night” illuminating the 2010 Best Of lists. Named one of the Best Christian Songs of the year by both Amazon and iTunes, “Starry Night” is also shinning bright on the Billboard year end charts landing in at #15 on the “Hot Christian Songs” list and #13 on “Hot Christian Songs” AC. This spirited up-tempo record topped the Christian AC Chart for five...
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Pop-rock vocalist Katelynne Cox signs with Portland, Oregon's Red Hammer Records. Cox's first full-length project, One Girl, will release March 22, 2011 through Entertainment One Distribution. Pictured (above) is Cox with Red Hammer Records President Darren Bowls, and (below) Cox with (l-r) David Sanders, label manager for Entertainment One Distribution; Greg Adams, director of CBA and special market sales for Entertainment One Distribution; and Jeff Jordan, sales representative of CBA and gospel accounts for Entertainment One Distribution...
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*Monday, December 20th, 2010*


Luminate
Tyler, Texas-based pop/rock band Luminate unveils its first full-length national debut, Come Home, Jan. 25, 2011 from Sparrow Records. Best described as passionate, stirring and worshipful, Luminate’s songs express hope and encourage listeners to seek the redemptive purpose of God in their lives. As Come Home launches next month, Luminate has been bolstered by acclaim for its successful, self-titled EP that has built anticipation...
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Kutless
Since the 2009 release of their hit worship album, It Is Well, BEC Recordings’ Kutless has catapulted to the top of the charts with their mega-hit song “What Faith Can Do.” Already a hit single in 2009, the success has carried into 2010 as this single topped the 2010 Mediabase Christian AC Song of the Year. In addition to Mediabase, “What Faith Can Do” was the No. 2 Billboard Hot Christian Song of the Year. Kutless was also named the No. 7 Billboard Christian Artist of the Year, and It Is Well was the No. 10 Billboard Christian Album of the Year...
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Georgia’s THE CHARIOT is pleased to announce their upcoming tour with HASTE THE DAY, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, and A PLEA FOR PURGING! The tour begins on February 3rd in Seattle, WA, and comes to an end on March 11th in Indianapolis, IN. The band was also recently added to the Peter Says Denim presented ‘Winterizer Tour’, featuring SILVERSTEIN, MISS MAY I, PIERCE THE VEIL, and A BULLET FOR A PRETTY BOY. The ‘Winterizer Tour’ begins on Friday, January 7th in Clifton Park, NY. See below for all current tour dates...
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Group 1 Crew
In its ninth year, LoveFest is happy to announce their 2011 lineup, focusing on the topic: EMPOWERED. Held on February 12 and 13 in Arcadia, CA, LOVEFEST 9: EMPOWERED guarantees to be of interest to all in attendance with compelling discussion and entertainment where youth and adults can examine the challenges facing teens in their daily life. Hosted by Our Savior Lutheran Church, LoveFest will feature Bristol Palin, Chad Eastham and Karen Kropf as keynote speakers, and Dove-Award winning Group 1 Crew as Saturday entertainment...
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Phil Keaggy
Retail giant Walmart has welcomed Phil Keaggy into their Christmas celebration this year, offering the Grammy-nominated Gospel Music Hall of Famer's critically acclaimed Welcome Inn: A Phil Keaggy Christmas CD as one of their featured selections this season. "This is a very special recording to me, and I'm thrilled that Walmart is making it available to their customers!" says Keaggy...
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*Saturday, December 18th, 2010*


Charmaine
In:ciite Records pop artist Charmaine released her latest album, Love Reality, earlier this year to critical acclaim, with the album recently topping the JFH Staff's Picks for 2010 (by staff average). Now, with the holidays swiftly approaching, Charmaine has made a brand new Christmas single available for FREE download! Click here to sign up for her newsletter and receive a download of her take on "Angels We Have Heard On High" for free...
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*Friday, December 17th, 2010*


Andrew Peterson
One of the most highly anticipated Christmas concerts of the holiday season, Behold The Lamb Of God, will end for 2010 with three final dates in Texas this weekend. Last night singer/songwriter, Andrew Peterson, hosted the concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium that included guests Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive and Andrew Osenga. The Nashville show was a sell-out again and that’s the case with most of the dates on the tour. In fact, several markets have started adding a second concert to accommodate the large number of fans wanting to attend...
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*Thursday, December 16th, 2010*


Third Day
Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band Third Day will headline a massive 40-city tour across the U.S. this spring. The “Make Your Move” Tour will kick off Feb. 18, in Mercedes, Texas, with special guests Dove-nominated rock band Revive on dates in February, and progressive pop Dove Award winners Tenth Avenue North rounding out the remainder of the tour dates from March through May. Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Trevor Morgan will also join the tour’s roster in all markets...
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Matthew West
The official music video for “One Last Christmas,” the latest in a series of story inspired songs from GRAMMY ® nominee Matthew West, is resonating with viewers online where it has received over half a million views on YouTube and over 140,000 shares on Facebook. The video and song tells the story of a two year-old Leukemia patient named Dax Locke who inspired people all over the country to decorate early for Christmas before he passed away in Dec. of 2009...
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Kirk Franklin
A summer evening of great gospel music and thrilling amusement park rides can only be described as a JoyFest, and that is exactly what Premier Festivals will present next May 28, 2011 at Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C. and on July 16, 2011 at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va. JoyFest, the annual celebration of black gospel and urban music and entertainment, will feature Kirk Franklin...
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Every teen girl loves to dream … about who she wants to be, what she wants to do, who she wants to date and what direction she wants her life to go in. The REVOLVE TOUR, a production of Thomas Nelson Live Events and sister event to the popular Women of Faith event series, presents a special opportunity for teens to share their dreams and perspectives about themselves, life and relationships with others in electrifying, girls-only, 2-day weekend events throughout the country...
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Circleslide
Circleslide is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season with the release of "Looking Up," their latest single on iTunes. The band enlisted an all-girl choir comprised of young women from Mercy Ministries to sing background vocals for the song. 100% of the proceeds of sales from the single go directly to Mercy Ministries, which provides hope and healing to young women who are seeking freedom from life-controlling issues free of charge, through a biblically-based residential program...
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Rush Of Fools
eOne Christian Music, a division of eOne Entertainment, announces the most recent addition to their growing artist roster, officially signing rock band Rush Of Fools. The band is in the writing process for their next album release, planned to street next summer. This new project follows the band's first two acclaimed CDs, 2008's Wonder Of The World and 2007's Rush Of Fools...
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*Wednesday, December 15th, 2010*


Audio Adrenaline lead singer Mark Stuart and bassist Will McGinniss have returned after a three-year departure. Partnering with Integrity Music and joining some of their favorite emerging voices of worship, these two talents have created the Know Hope Collective, a ground-breaking initiative that combines worship music with stories of hope and inspiration. According to Stuart and McGinniss, the Know Hope Collective will be an ever-changing group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds who come together to create worship music...
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On the heels of singer/songwriter Holly Starr's sophomore project, Tapestry, Starr has announced that she has signed a distribution deal with Save The City Records/Provident-Integrity. Tapestry, which released digitally this fall, will physically release to retail courtesy of Save The City Records March 1st, 2011. "Holly is a wonderful new artist that shares our vision for ministry and excellence in craft," exclaims Derek Hoiem, President, Save The City Records...
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Haste The Day
Metalcore titans HASTE THE DAY recently announced that after 10 years of genre leading albums and nonstop touring they would be calling it a day. Now the band announces their final tour - a 32 city trek - with support from MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, THE CHARIOT and A PLEA FOR PURGING, giving US and Canadian fans a final chance to see the band perform live. With five full-length albums totaling more than a quarter million records sold, HASTE THE DAY has become one of the...
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toby
Each week iTunes® picks a song from an artist or band to feature as their highlighted “Single of the Week.” This week they have chosen the new holiday hit "Christmas This Year," the latest single by multi-platinum selling recording artist TobyMac. Fans can download the song for free here until Monday, December 20th...
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MercyMe
On the heels of their second American Music Award win for Contemporary Inspirational Artist, MercyMe recently garnered the National Christian Audience Song of the Year and Christian AC Song of the Year with “All of Creation” according to Billboard magazine. The track dominated Billboard’s AC Monitored chart for 11 weeks, the longest run at No. 1 in the band’s career. Along with the Song of the Year nod, MercyMe is closing out 2010 with a bang in other ways as well. Having wrapped their successful “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” tour...
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Andrew Peterson
2010 launched in a big way for indie label, Centricity Music. Jason Gray had just released his biggest single to date, “More Like Falling In Love,” Me In Motion was introduced to the Christian music scene with high-profile tours and good chart positions, Andrew Peterson released the highest debuting CD of his career and Sixteen Cities received major features in support of their new project...
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Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers is no stranger to the stage or the recording studio. The innovative artist and performer recently signed with Seattle-based Save the City Records for a number of future projects, including the label release of Chambers' popular My Time CD through Save The City Records/Provident-Integrity Distribution. Chambers' infectious joy, energy and excellence have generated an enormous buzz among his peers in the music industry...
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*Tuesday, December 14th, 2010*


toby
"Christmas This Year," TobyMac's new Christmas single heard on radio stations across the country this season, is featured on iTunes now as their Single Of The Week. This all-new Christmas song highlights the female vocals of Sixpence None The Richer’s Leigh Nash. You can download the song for free here until next Monday (December 20th)...
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Rush Of Fools
Pop rock band Rush Of Fools were on a winning streak when the misfortune of stolen gear, record label legalities and related mishaps brought them to a screeching halt. Check out a portion of a letter from the band's manager below asking for fan support of a brand new, third release from the band: "In 2007, I signed these 5 guys from Alabama called Rush Of Fools to management. Over the past three years, we have made two records, which have sold more than 180,000 copies...
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Josh Wilson
Sparrow Records’ critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Josh Wilson will unveil his third album titled See You, slated to release February 8, 2011. This is the follow-up album to his acclaimed sophomore release Life Is Not A Snapshot that garnered year end awards with the hit track “Before the Morning,” taking the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Year-End Christian Songs chart and established Wilson as Billboard’s 8th most played artist on Christian Radio...
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Tenth Avenue North
Spend more than a few minutes with any member of Nashville-based band Tenth Avenue North – particularly frontman/songwriter Mike Donehey – and you’ll walk away with the impression of four men plugged into the struggles facing young people not only in the United States, but around the world. Immediately following its headlining “The Light Meets The Dark” tour, which wrapped Nov. 29, the band boarded a flight to San Pedro Sula in Honduras to get a more intimate...
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*Monday, December 13th, 2010*


Red
Our primary piece of advice as you prepare to listen to the new album by RED: Check your levels. Essential Records’ two time GRAMMY-nominated hard rock outfit RED packs a potent sonic punch on its third project, Until We Have Faces, a record that leaps out of the speakers with a ferocity and complexity reflecting the band’s growth and intensity. The new album releases February 1, 2011...
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Kristian Stanfill
Most recently known for his energetic and powerful song “Say Say,” featured on Passion: Awakening, the newest member of the sixstepsrecords’ roster, Kristian Stanfill, is ready to unveil his sophomore record Mountains Move on Jan. 11, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram (Tenth Avenue North, MercyMe, Sanctus Real) and Rusty Varenkamp (Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman), the songs featured on Mountains Move stand ready...
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Warren Barfield
Kirk Cameron, star of the runaway hit movie “Fireproof,” will be the featured speaker for Feed Your Faith’s “Love Worth Fighting For” tour, which kicks off in Feb. 2011. Well-know signer/songwriter Warren Barfield (“Love Is Not A Fight” from the movie “Fireproof”) will also be a featured guest on the tour. The “Love Worth Fighting For” conference focuses on all areas of relationships including our relationship with God. The conference encourages people in all stages of life to attend as the...
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*Friday, December 10th, 2010*


JoC
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY and GMA Dove Award-winning band Jars of Clay, together with friends and colleagues from its philanthropic non-profit organization Blood:Water Mission, will celebrate the completion of the Mission’s “1000 Wells Project,” as the 1000th functioning, clean-water well system is built in Sub-Saharan Africa. In commemoration of this milestone, the band will host a benefit show aptly titled the “Well:Done Celebration” featuring an evening of live music and stories on May 10, 2011, at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, with all proceeds going to the humanitarian outfit...
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*Thursday, December 9th, 2010*


MercyMe
Drawing over 350,000 to concert venues across the country since it’s successful launch in 2009, the Rock and Worship Roadshow, is ready to embark on it’s 3rd Annual run of the popular concert series. Compassion International will serve as the executive producer and is proud to announce the star-studded cast which includes the recent American Music Award winning band MercyMe, critically acclaimed band Jars of Clay...
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John Schlitt
Legendary recording artist John Schlitt — solo artist, lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra and former lead singer for mainstream rock band Head East — will join the renowned Charlie Daniels Band onstage in a special Christmas concert at Wisconsin's largest worship center, Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisc. on Friday, December 17, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m. CT. Schlitt will perform selections from his latest CD...
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Spending vacation with your favorite Christian music artists is the ultimate fantasy experience for many fans. Thanks to Premier Christian Cruises, it will be reality for those Christian music fans who book their 2011 vacation on The Music Boat, featuring a top Christian music artists including Chris Tomlin, newsboys, Brandon Heath, Israel Houghton and more. The 6th annual sailing of the Music Boat leaves Miami, Fla. for the resort destinations of Cozumel, New Mexico and Key West, Fla. Nov. 7-11, 2011. The Music Boat is now accepting reservations...
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*Wednesday, December 8th, 2010*


RSJ
Grammy® Award Christian singer and best selleing author REBECCA ST. JAMES this week joins the “Celebrate Family Tour” being presented by Focus on the Family in San Diego on Thursday, December 9th. The unique one night event, designed to inspire families into the next generation, will feature appearances by Focus President Jim Daly, and Focus Radio's John Fuller...
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The Choir
2010 has proved to be a stellar year for Grammy-nominated, indie rock pioneers The Choir. The band, who hadn’t released an album in 5 years, proceeded to put out 2 new albums that received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Then the artists spent the fall on the road, re-connecting with old friends and introducing a new audience to their catalog of music. As a thank you to their loyal fans for their support over the years, The Choir will be hosting a free online concert on Tuesday...
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*Tuesday, December 7th, 2010*


Michael W. Smith
GRAMMY ® and GMA Dove Award winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Michael W. Smith reaches another milestone in his 28 year career with the release his 12th book, “A Simple Blessing; The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Prayer,” in March 2011 (Zondervan). Smith, known for his compassion and generosity, has been impacted by stories of those hardest-hit by life changing devastation...
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Brandon Heath
GMA’s two-time reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath readies for the anticipated release of his third studio project, titled Leaving Eden, set for national release on Jan. 18, 2011. The album’s lead single “Your Love” has already climbed to No. 4 on iTunes Christian Songs chart, and hits Top 5 at radio with a No. 4 position this week on Billboard’s National Christian Audience chart...
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Sara Groves
Known for her active role with International Justice Mission, singer/songwriter and justice advocate Sara Groves has been chosen to be one of 400 U.S. Delegates for the Lausanne Congress. Last month, joined by husband Troy Groves, she attended the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism in Cape Town, South Africa. The Lausanne Congress, founded by Billy Graham and John Stott in 1974, convened Christian leaders in Lausanne, Switzerland to mobilize the global Church and respond to the issues of their day...
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Abandon Kansas
Abandon Kansas' version of "O Come All Ye Faithful" is featured on AmazonMP3.com's 25 days of Free Christmas Promotion, along with artists such as Fleet Foxes, Chris Isaak, and the Indigo Girls. Get it here: http://amzn.to/25DaysFree. Singer Jeremy Spring is currently on the road where he will play living rooms across America, literally on a solo acoustic run deemed The Living Room Tour II. For show specific information visit www.abandonkansaslovesyou.com or http://jeremyspring.tumblr.com/...
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Facedown Records are proud to announce the return of Overcome to the Facedown Family! The partnership between Overcome and Facedown Records goes all the way back to the birth of the label in 1997, and now Overcome is back to release their new album on Facedown. Release number 100 will be titled The Great Campaign of Sabotage and will be Facedown's first release of 2011. The Phoenix hardcore legends lead by Jason Stinson have returned with new music and new members, but their message remains the same...
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toby
I’m in Love with a Church Girl, the first film from Reverence Gospel Media, is slated to debut Fall 2011 featuring an all-star cast including Ja Rule (The Fast and the Furious, Shall We Dance), Adrienne Bailon (Cheetah Girls), Stephen Baldwin (Usual Suspects, The Young Riders) and Grammy Award winning artist, producer, performer, TobyMac in his debut acting role...
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Robert Randolph and the Family Band will kick off 2011 with a U.S. headlining tour launching in Fayetteville, AR on January 20th. The online ticket request period begins tomorrow at http://robertrandolphtickets.musictoday.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 10th. See below for a full itinerary. While on the road, the band will also play the January 26th BMI showcase at the Sundance Film Festival...
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Kingsway announces a brand new concept in compilations with the release of the Worship Devotional: A Month In Word & Worship series. This series includes a 2-CD and hard cover book for every month of the year that features one compelling worship song for every day, each accompanied by a specially commissioned devotional. This devotional unpacks the song lyrics, pointing back to scripture and guiding the reader through a written reflection on the God-centered heart of the song, along with prompts to pray and a call to action...
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*Monday, December 6th, 2010*


Nearly four months until the release of the debut solo project, Anthem Song, from Aaron Gillespie (former Underoath drummer, front man of The Almost), is already generating a strong buzz amongst his loyal fans. This album is set to release on Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings on March 8, 2011. Fans can experience a taste of this album with the debut radio single, “We Were Made For You” (co-written with Paul Baloche), premiering now on Aaron’s Facebook page...
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*Sunday, December 5th, 2010*


Dave Barnes
Dave Barnes' holiday CD, Very Merry Christmas, continues to receive major acclaim since it released less than a month ago. Last week was a huge success when Barnes' offered his song "Very Merry Christmas" as iTunes' free Discovery Download. He continues to spread the holiday cheer as Very Merry Christmas is now available at Amazon for only $5 through Christmas...
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*Friday, December 3rd, 2010*


Needtobreathe
Taylor Swift announced that NEEDTOBREATHE has been added as a featured artist to the North American dates of her TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011. Since the 2006 release of their debut album on Atlantic Records, NEEDTOBREATHE has enjoyed great success across several radio formats, and played more than 1,000 live shows...
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*Thursday, December 2nd, 2010*


Switchfoot
San Diego rock band Switchfoot has seen multi-platinum success over its vast career, which spans eight acclaimed albums, globally sold-out arena concerts and numerous music industry awards and honors that now includes its second GRAMMY nomination. As the band gets ready to go into the recording studio next month to work on its new album slated for Summer 2011...
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Fireflight
Premiere modern rock band Fireflight receives its first career GRAMMY nomination this week, with its third studio album For Those Who Wait announced in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category last night by The Recording Academy®, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the third year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of...
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EMI Christian Music Group is proud to announce the GRAMMY ® nominations of their label group artists. The company’s labels received 15 nominations overall. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards will take place on Sun. Feb. 13, 2011 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. The awards will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. “EMI CMG congratulates all of our GRAMMY ® nominees and we are honored and humbled to be working with such talented artists and writers,” comments EMI Christian Music...
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Israel Houghton
Integrity Music’s GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Israel Houghton has received two GRAMMY nominations for his critically acclaimed album, Love God. Love People. Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced last night by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year as...
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SCC
Over 200,000 people spent “a morning” or “A Night” with the Chapmans this fall, thanks to appearances at Women of Faith conferences and their nationwide concert events. The “A Night with The Chapmans” tour saw sold out audiences throughout the country, which included the entire Chapman clan, garnering an overwhelming response in their invitation to join the movement to care for orphans through the ministry they founded, Show Hope...
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Amy Grant
Six time GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant’s single “Better Than A Hallelujah” off of her latest release, Somewhere Down the Road, earned a GRAMMY ® nomination on Wed. evening. The song written by Sarah Hart and Chapin Hartford received a nod in the “Best Gospel Song” category. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards will take place on Sun. Feb. 13, 2011 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. The awards will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. “I am thrilled to see ‘Better Than A Hallelujah,’ and its creators Sarah Hart and Chapin Hartford...
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David Crowder Band
sixstepsrecords garnered two GRAMMY ® nominations Wed. evening. “Our God” from the Passion: Awakening album, recorded and co-written by Chris Tomlin, was recognized in the “Best Gospel Song” category while David Crowder*Band’s critically acclaimed Church Music received a nod in the “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album” division. This marks the first GRAMMY ® nomination for both the David Crowder*Band and Passion, and the fourth GRAMMY ® nomination for Chris Tomlin...
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Tommy Green, best known as the passionate flailing preaching front man of Sleeping Giant, has announced that he has written a book that will be available just before Christmas. The book, entitled Religio-Cide is for “anyone who wants to learn more about friendship with Jesus”, explains the new author. “Anyone who is a part of the bride who feels like their spirituality in Christ isn't connected somehow or is empty or is over playing Sunday school and...
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toby
Multi-platinum selling and already five-time GRAMMY ® Award winning artist TobyMac, has been honored with his seventh solo GRAMMY ® Award nomination for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album” for his latest record Tonight. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards are slated for February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on CBS at 8pm EST/PT...
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Michael Gungor Band
Gungor and their critically acclaimed sophomore album Beautiful Things has earned the band their first GRAMMY ® nominations of their career. The single “Beautiful Things” earned the Brash Music group a nod in the “Best Gospel Song” category while the album of the same name also received recognition in the “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album” category. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards will take place on Sun. Feb. 13, 2011 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. The awards will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center...
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Matthew West
Grammy ® nominee Matthew West is continuing to give voices to the stories of thousands with his latest Christmas single “One Last Christmas” out now at digital retailers. The song was inspired by the story of Dax Locke who passed away from Leukemia at the age of two just last year. However, his love of all things Christmas and desire to live to see the holiday, caused St. Jude’s Hospital, his hometown of Washington, Ill. and literally people all over the world to...
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toby
Five-time Grammy ® Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac is embracing the holiday season with his first Christmas song in 8 years in the brand new track “Christmas This Year.” Available now and exclusively at iTunes®, “Christmas This Year” features one of TobyMac’s favorite vocalists, Sixpence None The Richer’s Leigh Nash, and hit Christian AC and CHR radio this week with a phenomenal response...
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Falling Up
Recently, the former BEC Recordings rock band Falling Up announced that they would reassemble the defunct band to record a brand new independent album. Yesterday, the band asked fans to chip in anything from $2 to $1,500 with various packages in hopes to raise $10,000 to make the record themselves. Below is their announcement: "Hey all, We are getting excited about a new record and recording some new music for ya, its truly our favorite part of being in a band (the other stuff ain't bad either)...
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*Wednesday, December 1st, 2010*


BarlowGirl
Fervent Records’ 14-time Dove Award nominated and Platinum-Selling band BarlowGirl (Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca) will give a sneak peak of their new music video for their fan-favorite Christmas song “Hallelujah (Light Has Come)” as part of this year’s Billy Graham TV Christmas special “The Greatest Journey.” Produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, this exclusive video will make its worldwide debut online at www.billygraham.tv and www.BarlowGirl.com starting December 1, 2010. The Billy Graham TV special is set to air on national Christian networks and online throughout the month of December...
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Anberlin
Anberlin will launch a co-headlining tour with Circa Survive on January 14, 2011 with a show at The National in Richmond, VA. The outing will also feature special guest Foxy Shazam. (See below for full tour itinerary.) Anberlin, which will play a series of radio shows this month, will tour Australia and the Philippines after its U.S. dates with Circa Survive and Foxy Shazam. The band just wrapped up a headlining tour in support of its new album, Dark Is The Way, Light is a Place, which debuted at No. 9...
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Tooth & Nail Records’ newest addition, I Am Empire, is readying for their label debut, “Kings,” set for January 25, 2011. Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Rob Hawkins (Disciple, Fireflight), the dozen tracks features a range of alternative rock songs and styles including the rock single “Brain Damage” that is already charting in the Top 20. This single is making its debut on the band’s MySpace today (http://www.myspace.com/iamempire). This San Jose-bred fivesome had no trouble igniting the local scene since forming in 2008...
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Future Of Forestry
After the successful independent release of Future of Forestry’s holiday follow up EP, Advent Christmas Volume 2, the band is preparing to embark on their annual holiday tour. Kicking off on December 3, the tour will cover the western US and British Columbia. Becoming a tradition to many of their west-coast fans, Future of Forestry began hosting Christmas events four years ago. It didn’t take long for both the musicians, and the listeners, to realize how much the holiday season was becoming a focus of the band’s music...
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House Of Heroes
Amazon.com is giving a special Christmas gift to music lovers everywhere. To help celebrate the holiday season, as they have added Gotee Record’s holiday compilation ‘Tis the Season To Be Gotee to their music promotion, offering the project for the low price of $5 for the entire month of December. Gotee has long been known for their past Christmas projects for individual artists, however ‘Tis the Season To Be Gotee is the first full length holiday compilation...
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Jeremy Riddle
Vineyard Music artist and worship leader Jeremy Riddle has announced the release of his first-ever live project, Prepare The Way: Live. The recording is being distributed exclusively through iTunes in advance of Riddle's new studio project, produced by Bobby Hartry and Ed Cash, and set to release in early 2011. Prepare The Way: Live was recorded live at a Student Life event at South Padre Island, Texas; Life Church in Salt Lake City...
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Michael W. Smith
American Idol Season Six winner Jordin Sparks is part of the LUNCHABLES "My Mentor" video series. In her video segment she shares stories about her mentor Michael W. Smith, crediting him with encouraging her to pursue a career in music and giving her the opportunity to sing background vocals on one of his Christmas tours when she was just 15 years old...
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Lauren Daigle Look Up Child (Vinyl) [Centricity]
Smalltown Poets Carol of the Bells - Single (independent)

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