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February, 2012


*Wednesday, February 29, 2012*

Needtobreathe
JFH News Shorts for NEEDTOBREATHE, Owl City, Kari Jobe, Dara Maclean, Demon Hunter, Poema, Sidewalk Prophets, Matthew West... While you can only grab it at their live shows now for about $25, NEEDTOBREATHE has released their lastest album, The Reckoning, on white double vinyl. In addition to The Reckoning's 14 original tracks, the band has added two b-sides from The Reckoning's recorded sessions exclusively for the vinyl release -- "Cops" and "Disaster Road." It hasn't been announced whether or not the vinyl will be made available elsewhere (like the band's webstore), but it's likely that after their spring tour...
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Kutless
This week BEC Recordings' proudly releases the new studio project from Kutless, Believer, which debuted and currently is No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart. Touted as the best Kutless release yet, Believer has produced a widely popular and touching radio single, "Carry Me To The Cross." This single is in the Top 10 on AC Indicator and Inspo charts as well as Top 20 on CHR and National Audience charts. Fans can purchase Believer at iTunes, AmazonMp3, Target, Wal-Mart, Family, Lifeway and Mardel...
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Skillet
More than halfway through its unprecedented 17th consecutive season, the Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular-Christian music's largest annual tour-has played to nearly 347,000 people to date this year, with capacity audiences in 22 of the tour's first 29 cities. In addition, more than 105,000 people have made decisions for Christ. Kicking-off the largest three-day opening attendance in Winter Jam history, the 47-city tour-this year headlined by Grammy®-nominated alternative rockers Skillet-launched in Charleston, West Virginia, on January 6...
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*Tuesday, February 28, 2012*

Sent By Ravens
Tooth & Nail Records' Sent By Ravens is proud to release their sophomore label album, Mean What You Say, today. This album is a follow-up to their 2010 breakout hit, Our Graceful Words, which debuted at No. 34 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Already the album has debuted on the Rock iTunes chart at No. 5 and in the Top 30 on the iTunes overall chart. Click here to purchase the album on iTunes...
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MxPx
Bremerton, WA-based pop-punk trio MXPX release their music video for "Far Away" today, Tuesday, February 28, on their official website (www.mxpx.com), starting at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST. The track is the first single off their highly anticipated album PLANS WITHIN PLANS, available April 3 via MRI/Rock City Recording Company (U.S./Canada). The single "Far Away," which will be serviced to radio this week, is described by frontman Mike Herrera...
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for King & Country
Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY release their debut album Crave today, February 28th, on Fervent Records. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke, American Songwriter observed, "Crave showcases [for King & Country's] songwriting chops and lyrical honesty." The 11-track debut features the duo's first single, "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)," which reached No. 1 on the CAC Chart for 3 weeks and was named the fastest rising debut single across all Christian formats...
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It has been nearly a year since Aaron Gillespie released his solo worship project Anthem Song to rave reviews and sales success. Today he follows up to this well received project with the release of an EP Echo Your Song (Live) on BEC Recordings. This six-song EP features songs from Anthem Song, two Hillsong covers as well as worship favorites from his tour...
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Matt Redman
Award-winning songwriter and renowned leader Matt Redman, along with LZ7, will release his powerful new single, "Twenty Seven Million," on February 28. Available for purchase on iTunes ® and all major digital retailers, "Twenty Seven Million" was written by Matt and Beth Redman with Lindz and Lucy West (LZ7) to raise awareness against human trafficking and in proud support of the A21 campaign, a partner organization at Passion 2012 this year...
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Natalie Grant
Last Sunday on February 26, recent Dove Female Vocalist nominee Natalie Grant and The JOY FM's morning show host, heard in Tampa and Atlanta, Carmen Brown, along with 132 team members laced up their tennis shoes and ran 13.1 miles for freedom in the 2012 Disney ½ Princess Marathon in Orlando, FL. Together, "Team Freedom" raised nearly $60,000 for Grant's foundation, Abolition International, an organization that is combating domestic and international sex trafficking through accreditation, advocacy, education, and restoration...
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The release of Charles Billingsley's brand new CD, Never Forsaken, is just over a week away so to celebrate this very special project, Billingsley is sharing with his fans across the world his first-ever online concert! On release day, March 6th, tune in at 7pm EST/6pm CST to CharlesBillingsley.com to get your front row seat, where you will hear him perform songs from his new project as well as some past favorites. Never Forsaken will also be available for purchase that same day...
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*Monday, February 27, 2012*

John Mark McMillan
Enigmatic singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan launches the 25-city "The Economy Class Spring Tour: A Mighty Raucous Evening with John Mark McMillan and Friends" that follows the fall release of his widely acclaimed and commercially successful sophomore album, Economy. Available on Integrity Music and distributed by Provident and RED/Sony, McMillan's Economy became a Top 20 iTunes® overall "LP" hit and was recently tapped by ABC Network for its Grey's Anatomy promotions. McMillan's "Seen A Darkness" was featured on the 30-second promo for the show's episode, "Hope for the Hopeless" (Season 8: Episode 12), which aired on Thursday...
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Israel Houghton
Over the past decade, Israel Houghton has amassed a legion of fans while blasting down musical barriers and drawing together people of all ages, races and cultures through worship. On March 6, Integrity Music celebrates the past 10 years of Houghton's music and ministry with Decade, a two-disc collection that includes 26 of his best-loved songs including "Friend of God," "Moving Forward," "New Season," "Say So" and many more...
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Point Of Grace
Multi-platinum selling trio, Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones), is launching a new lifestyle and music radio show entitled "Graceful Living," in support of the group's ongoing platform to encourage others through their music and authentic lifestyle. The weekly show will be syndicated through KMG Networks, with advertising sales being handled by AdLarge Media. Beginning March 3, 2012, the 3-hour, music intensive family-friendly radio show will be launched to...
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After serving up the stirring reminder of how God's light still shines, even in the darkest of places, like Thailand's Red Light district where congregational favorite "God of the City" was born, Bluetree is back with Kingdom, releasing May 8 on Exchange Media. Inspired by what singer, primary songwriter and Bluetree founding member Aaron Boyd and the congregation at Exchange Church Belfast have been studying in the Sunday morning and evening services, the songs on Kingdom also officially mark a new era for the group...
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Jeremy Camp
Since the release of his debut album (Stay) in 2002, BEC Recordings' Jeremy Camp has had an outstanding career with 25 No. 1 radio singles across all formats, four RIAA Gold-selling studio albums, including that debut, a GRAMMY® nominated project and many more accolades. To celebrate his ten years as an influential artist impacting lives, Camp is releasing I Still Believe: Number Ones Collection on BEC Recordings on March 13...
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*Sunday, February 26, 2012*

Slospeak Records just announced that Pioneer's single, "Treason," is now #1 on the BDS Radio Chart. The track is the first single off the pop/rock act's self-titled full-length that released last month. The single debuted at #28 and "Most Added" it's first week out...
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*Saturday, February 25, 2012*

Showbread
Showbread has launched a unique Kickstarter campaign to help fund an ambitious new project called Cancer. The new release will be another project on Come&Live! and there are many opportunities to choose from for you to get involved in helping out the band. Visit their Kickstarter page for more details. Below is their project announcement...
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*Friday, February 24, 2012*

KJ-52
After 11 years in the music industry and more than 575,000 albums sold, hip-hop veteran KJ-52 will be releasing his seventh studio album Dangerous on BEC Recordings on April 3. After thriving through the seamless transition between a cutting edge newcomer at the tip of the 2000s to one of today's most respected and ambitious rap/hip-hop heroes, KJ-52 continues pushing the musical and lyrical envelope. In addition to KJ overseeing the album, it includes tag teams with producers Tedd T. (Mute Math, Delirious) and Aaron Sprinkle (Deftones, Hawk Nelson, Jeremy Camp)...
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Natalie Grant
Grammy nominated best-selling artist Natalie Grant appears alongside critically acclaimed, award-winning producer and husband Bernie Herms tonight. The 20TH ANNUAL MOVIEGUIDE AWARDS is a ceremony that awards the best family-friendly and spiritually uplifting entertainment. Hosted by Dean Cain, with performances by Pat Boone, Natalie Grant, B.J. Thomas and more. Grant will perform the GRAMMY nominated song, "ALIVE," which was co-written and produced by award-winning producer Bernie Herms...
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Nine Lashes
Last week, Tooth & Nail's newest signing Nine Lashes debuted their album, World We View, to stellar reviews and fan response. This buzz band also debuted on the iTunes Rock chart last week peaking at No. 7 in addition to No. 5 on the Bilboard Heat Seekers chart and No. 3 on the Rock/Alternative charts (Christian). During street week, media raved about this talented band and debut...
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Sixpence NTR
JFH News Shorts for Sixpence None The Richer, Disciple, 12 Stones, Jimmy Needham, "Streetlights," MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE... Jesusfreakhideout.com spoke to Sixpence None The Richer lead vocalist Leigh Nash at a solo performance in Bethlehem, PA last night where the singer/songwriter told JFH that Sixpence's long-delayed new album, whih was re-titled Lost In Transition, will be released this May...
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*Thursday, February 23, 2012*

The City Harmonic
One of the best-selling new artists of 2011, The City Harmonic, continues to gather acclaim following the release of its first full-length album, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home). Gathering three awards, including "New Artist of the Year," from the Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards last fall, the Gospel Music Association bestows another "New Artist of the Year" nomination on the band for...
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Four-time Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter and recording artist John Elefante, well-known for his role as frontman for the legendary multi-platinum selling rock band Kansas, as well as for his own solo career, has initiated Phase Two of his Kickstarter campaign to complete production of his new solo project, Come Alive...
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Newsboys
Following the release of their highly acclaimed rock worship project, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning Christian rock band Newsboys is currently headlining their biggest tour yet, the "God's Not Dead Tour." Running through May 6th and hitting over 60 markets across the U.S., the tour, already in full swing, has had numerous shows sell out! The tour is presented by Compassion International, continuing their partnership with Newsboys to raise awareness for child sponsorships...
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Audrey Assad
What a week it has been for Sparrow Records singer-songwriter Audrey Assad, whose critically adored sophomore album, Heart, bowed on Valentine's Day to across-the-board praise and her highest sales-week numbers to date. Heart ranked in at No. 3 on the Christian Soundscan chart, selling over 7,300 units, giving her a 185 percent sales increase over the debut week of her last album...
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Just weeks before the Passion World Tour hits Vancouver, and alongside the March 13 release of the Passion: White Flag live album, Passion founder and recent GRAMMY ® nominee Louie Giglio will debut the latest in the 900,ooo+ selling Passion Talk Series, SYMPHONY, I LIFT MY HANDS. As seen by over 200,000 people on the 50-city Chris Tomlin "And If Our God Is For Us... Tour," SYMPHONY, I LIFT MY HANDS is one of Giglio's most compelling talks and one that left audiences spellbound...
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The hip-hop group Rhema Soul is set to release their fourth recording on March 27 via Universal Christian Music Group/220 Entertainment Group/Good City Music. Entitled RED, the project was produced by Andy Anderson (TobyMac, Group One Crew) along with newcomers Rey King and A.D. All thirteen songs on the album were written or co-written by the members of Rhema Soul: Butta, K-Nuff and juanlove. The first radio single from RED for CHR/Rock stations will be "No Walking Away...
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Natalie Grant
Recent GRAMMY ® nominated female vocalist and dove award forerunner Natalie Grant was honored with five nominations for this year's 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, including the prestigious "Female Vocalist of the Year," a title Grant has been honored with four consecutive years in a row. Her husband, Bernie Herms, named "Producer of the Year" in 2009, garnered four nods and is again nominated for the same title...
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Growing Pains, the new album from Christian rap artist Json, hits stores this week via Lamp Mode Recordings and Central South/Infinity Music Distribution. The highly anticipated album features collaborations with Lecrae, Mikeschair, Benjah, Jai and more. Json's 2010 release, City Lights, soared to the #1 spot on Amazon.com's Christian chart, and to #4 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart...
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Tyndale House Publishers has partnered with Bayridge Films and will launch a contest, February 22, 2012, with a special e-book promotion. Customers who purchase the e-book Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward (paperback releasing from Tyndale House Publishers fall 2012), based on a screenplay of the same name, will receive a special code in the e-book that will allow them to enter the "Be a Star for a Day!" contest...
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Third Day
Third Day is getting ready to make all of their Spring Tour shows available as digital audio recordings exclusively available from their website. To launch it, they'll be making a 4-song live EP available for FREE for a limited time. Today, they announced... "As many of you know, we are always looking to improve our fan's expierence and come up with new ways to continue to connect with you. Years ago, we had the idea to start recording all of our concerts. Then we thought, "We should share these recordings with people...
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*Wednesday, February 22, 2012*

Jeremy Camp
BEC Recordings' artist Jeremy Camp will be begin his second leg of his headlining tour "We Cry Out" starting this weekend in Illinois and concluding in May in Michigan. This tour follows the highly successful 29-city run last fall and will again feature reigning GMA Artist of the Year Francesca Battistelli as well as special guest Adam Cappa. The "We Cry Out" Tour takes its name from Camp's acclaimed worship album, We Cry Out: The Worship Project...
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Integrity Music recently signed Colorado-based worship band Fike with their major label debut, The Moment We've Been Waiting For, slated to release April 10, 2012. Fronted by husband and wife Richie and Dana Fike, the band was previously featured in Worship Leader magazine for their independently-released album Make A Sound. The magazine also featured four of Fike's songs ("Ascend to Heaven," "Who Is Like the Father," "My Savior Lord...
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Lecrae
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees where Atlanta based Reach Records walked away with an unprecedented seven nominations in four major categories. Leading the pack with five nominations for Reach Records, including the prestigious Artist of the Year, is Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Lecrae. Having established himself as the frontrunner of Christian Rap, Lecrae broke into the Billboard Top 200 Albums debuting at No. 17 with REHAB...
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Jamie Grace
Announced in a press conference earlier today at which she was a presenter, Gotee Records' Jamie Grace has been honored with four GMA Dove Award nominations including nods in key categories such as "Song of the Year," "New Artist of the Year," "Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year" and "Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year." The celebrated newcomer also performed at the awards' press conference held in Atlanta. The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place April 19 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees at a press conference held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Nominees were announced by GRAMMY nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan, known for his iconic hit "This is How We Do It," BET "Lift Every Voice" host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY nominated comedian Chonda Pierce, and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles...
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*Tuesday, February 21, 2012*

Audio A
This evening, Mark Stuart, former lead singer for Audio Adrenaline, teased the possibility of a "comeback" on a new Facebook page for Audio Adrenaline. Stuart wrote, "What if Audio Adrenaline were to make a come back? What if the music, the concerts, the message was all directly focused on bringing the hope of Christ to the orphaned and abandoned children of the world. That would be worth doing...don't you think? We are praying!!! -Mark Stuart...
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TFK
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics, taking all of the raw energy and emotion of the past and channeling it into the present. This is exactly what THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH is doing on the aptly titled The End Is Where We Begin, which releases April 17 and finds Canada's favorite modern rockers voluntarily walking away from record label life altogether (even after a slew of profitable offers came along) to reignite the passionate DIY work ethos that first emerged over a decade...
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Stephanie Smith
It's been two years since Gotee Records pop songstress Stephanie Smith last offered up a new project, but today she's sharing her powerful new single, "Letting Go," as it releases digitally across the country. The anthemic, catchy track was produced by Barry Weeks (Francesca Battistelli, Avalon, Hawk Nelson) and written by Smith and Weeks, along with hit songwriter Brian White. "I feel like there have been a million songs called 'Letting Go...
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Guardian
Veteran Christian rock band Guardian has launched a campaign for a new album on Kickstarter.com--the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. "It's been exciting to see the amazing outpouring of support that some musical artists have been able to generate through Kickstarter" says bassist David Bach. "It's a new and unusual way to raise funds for creative projects--but our fans are great...so we've humbly decided to ask our Guardian friends worldwide for their...
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Taylor
Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to the film BLUE LIKE JAZZ. Directed and co-written by Steve Taylor (THE SECOND CHANCE) the film will have its World Premiere in the Narrative Spotlight section at the 2012 South-by-Southwest Film Festival before opening in theatres on April 13th. Lionsgate will handle all ancillaries including DVD, VOD and TV through their output deal. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller spent 43 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over 1.5 million copies to date...
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Matt Kearney
Mat Kearney is extending his current headlining tour of the US with additional West Coast dates in support of his latest album Young Love - out now on Aware/Universal Republic. Mat is announcing these as he wraps up the second leg of his six week coast-to-coast run that included sold out shows at Mayan Theatre in LA, House of Blues in Boston, Center Stage in Atlanta, Ogden Theatre in Denver, In The Venue in Salt Lake City, Showbox in Seattle, Roseland in Portland...
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Tim Hughes
Songs 4 Worship™, the multi-platinum series created by Integrity Music and Time Life Music, has become one of Christian music's most trusted brands, selling over 20 million CDs and consistently delivering the most popular worship songs by leading artists and worship leaders. On March 13th, Integrity and Time Life release the 40th installment in this landmark series, Songs 4 Worship™ Revelation Songs, featuring Jesus Culture, Paul Baloche, John Mark McMillan, Tim Hughes, The City Harmonic, Lincoln Brewster and more...
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*Monday, February 20, 2012*

Run Kid Run
JFH News Shorts featuring David Curtis, Supertones, TobyMac, Family Force 5, DJ Maj, Brian McSweeney: Run Kid Run lead singer David Curtis has just released his debut solo project, a collection of acoustic tracks, titled The Living Room Sessions. Made up of four songs ("Falling," "For Your Glory," "Bless Thee," and "Home") and produced in his living room by Jon Wright, you can get the EP now on his bandcamp page for just $5.00...
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Jeremy Camp
The newly launched Unsigned Only Music Competition, from the team behind the International Songwriting Competition, is fast approaching its March 5 deadline for artists to enter. Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major record label, Unsigned Only's goal is to find an outstanding, talented performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist...a newcomer or veteran...raw or polished - the "gem" that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package. Judging criteria includes vocals, performance, songwriting, and originality...
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*Sunday, February 19, 2012*

downhere
The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Toronto recently. Rock band Downhere was once again honored with a nomination for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year for their current CD, On The Altar Of Love. The group has won three of their five career nominations, including for their last studio project in 2009...
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*Thursday, February 17, 2012*

Sarah MacIntosh
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Sarah Macintosh is just weeks away from releasing Current, her brand new 11-song project with Integrity Music. Its first single, "We Should Run," is Currently at radio and can be heard here at iTunes. Macintosh hopes that "We Should Run," as well as all of the songs available on Current, take the listener on a spiritual and colorful journey. Macintosh elaborates...
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Michael W. Smith
GRAMMY® award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Michael W. Smith will headline a spring "Wonder, Worship & Glory Tour" to nearly 20 cities through March. Smith will be joined by popular Americana four-piece family band L'Angelus and tour sponsor, Pong Research Corporation, maker of patented smart phone and iPad cases that have been proven to protect users from wireless device radiation. Showcasing music from Smith's latest releases GLORY (Nov. 21, 2011)...
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Nine Lashes
This week Tooth & Nail Records' newest signing Nine Lashes released their label debut, World We View, receiving stellar reviews adding to the acclaim prior to the release. The highly talked about rock album debuted on the iTunes Rock chart peaking at No. 8 and staying strong in the Top 10 the entire week. This Alabama-reared band worked with producer Aaron Sprinkle crafting their national debut. Together, the team turned in a sophisticated blend of modern...
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Natalie Grant
Dare To Be, a brand new live women's event birthed from a realization of a dream from two close friends, kicks off its 2012 spring tour in Oklahoma City, OK on April 12. This revolutionary event features Nashville based four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year and 2012 GRAMMY nominee Natalie Grant, alongside international speaker and author Charlotte Gambill. Grant and Gambill are embarking on this nationwide tour to dare women from all walks of life to aim higher, to stretch further - to trust...
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Dove Awards
GRAMMY nominated R&B artist Montell Jordan, known for his iconic hit "This is How We Do It" joins BET "Lift Every Voice" host CoCo Brother, Daytime EMMY nominated comedian Chonda Pierce, and World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles to announce the nominees for the 43rd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards at a press conference on Wednesday, February 22 at 11AM ET at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, located at 659 Peachtree Street Northeast in Atlanta, GA...
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*Wednesday, February 16, 2012*

Matt Kearney
JFH News Shorts featuring Mat Kearney, Kutless, The Classic Crime, Heath McNease, Justin McRoberts, iShine artists:Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 28th to watch Mat Kearney debut his new single "Ships in the Night" off of his album Young Love - out now on Universal Republic. Mat is currently on a headlining US tour, check out http://www.matkearney.com for more info...
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Switchfoot
GRAMMY-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT will launch a North American headlining tour on March 22 in Kahului, HI. (See below for itinerary.) A ticket pre-sale for members of the band's fan club, Friends of the Foot, is underway at www.switchfoot.com. Next week SWITCHFOOT heads to Australia and New Zealand, where they will headline the traveling Soundwave Festival. They'll also be capturing footage for Fading West, the San Diego-based band...
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Brian Head Welch
Today, The Whosoevers announced the brand new project from Brian "Head" Welch--a band called Love & Death. They will be making their W Live Debut April 20th at the "Threat To Formalized Religian...I AM" Conference. Former Korn guitarist Brian Head Welch marks a new beginning with the announcement that his band will now go by the name Love & Death. "I put this band together in 2009" states Welch. "Since then, we've experienced some very intense highs and lows...
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Kirk Franklin
KIRK FRANKLIN and his chart-topping album HELLO FEAR just went certified Gold, as reported by RIAA. The announcement follows Franklin's two GRAMMY® awards wins for Best Gospel Album (HELLO FEAR) and Best Gospel Song ("I Smile") earlier this week at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards celebration held on February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The legendary gospel artist on Verity Gospel Music Group, with these two new trophies, now has nine career GRAMMY® awards. Franklin will also perform at this year's live...
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Matt Brouwer
Acclaimed Canadian-born singer/songwriter Matt Brouwer returns February 28 with Till The Sunrise, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his JUNO Award-winning 2009 release, Where's Our Revolution. Produced by Michael Omartian (Vince Gill, Peter Cetera), engineered by Terry Christian (Lionel Richie, Keith Urban), and featuring acclaimed Nashville session musicians Zod Lounge, among others, the project includes 11 selections...
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Popular speaker and first-time published author Dawn Jones has found herself topping a list that includes such superstar peers as Dale Carnegie, Dave Ramsey and Stephen Covey with her new release, Top 7 Personality Challenges: Successful Communication Secrets for Differing Personality Types, which recently hit No. 1 on the iTunes Top 100 Business Audiobooks chart. Top 7 Personality Challenges, which was released in January, is published by Made for Success. Jones, a popular international speaker and business consultant, topped the Business Audiobooks chart that also...
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Best-selling author and speaker Jenna Lucado Bishop is celebrating the release of her new book, "From Blah To Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith," in stores and online now. This nonfiction book offers teen girls insight in how to walk daily with God in a passionate way. The book releases on the heels of the upcoming 2012 REVOLVE teen girl conference, which will feature Jenna as a headline speaker, starting February 25...
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*Wednesday, February 15, 2012*

Abandon Kansas
In follow-up to their critically acclaimed March 2011 release Ad Astra Per Aspera (latin for "to the stars through difficulties"), which debuted at #15 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart and a free 3-song remix EP, Gotee Records’ Abandon Kansas (AK) debuts a brand new single today, “Chariot.” Produced by David Garcia (tobyMac, Jamie Grace) “Chariot” is impacting Christian CHR stations now and features the signature sound and deep lyrics that Abandon Kansas has become known for, and whom Relevant magazine praised for their "catchy melodies and energetic vocal delivery." The song is also available on iTunes and Amazon...
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Dave Barnes
GRAMMY®-nominated singer songwriter Dave Barnes' upcoming new studio album, Stories To Tell, is available now for pre-order. Stories To Tell is set for release on March 13th and features 11 new tracks produced by John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers, P!nk). Barnes will hit the road on March 15th for a string of headline tour dates in support of the new album...
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Audrey Assad
Acclaimed songstress Audrey Assad is already earning stellar praise for her buzzed-about sophomore album, Heart, which bowed, appropriately, on Valentine's Day at retailers nationwide. The 12-track Sparrow Records release spent its street day at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart. "I worked on Heart with all of my Heart, and I am so, so proud of it," says Assad. "In both its strengths and its inevitable weaknesses...
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Hillsong United
Known for their live albums and DVDs, UNITED's Live In Miami marks the first time for the band that one night has been captured in its entirety - from the first song to the last encore. Releasing this week amidst acclaim to digital and physical retail outlets everywhere, UNITED Live In Miami double-CD and DVD is available now at iTunes® and Amazon.com. Intent on bringing a raw, authentic worship experience in a stadium filled with thousands of people set on worshipping Jesus Christ...
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Trip Lee
Reach Records' hip-hop artist Trip Lee is gearing up for the release of his latest album, The Good Life. Slated to release nationwide on April 10, 2012 through Reach Records, the 4th project for Trip celebrates the truth in real life through its unique style and lyrical content. A musical exploration to redefine "The Good Life," Trip challenges listeners to no longer live in light of lies that says The Good Life is all about the money...
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Mary Mary
Erica and Tina Campbell, best known as inspirational star duo, Mary Mary, have announced the release this week of their new single "Go Get It," the title track to their upcoming album due out in May. The phenomenal string of successes for their 2011 album, "Something Big," which featured the smash hit, "Walking," has secured multiple nominations and awards for a string of shows in 2011/2012 including double Grammy nominations for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Song...
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Emery
JFH News Shorts featuring Emery, Abandon Kansas, Audrey Assad, HyperStatic Union: Catch the first leg of the Emery and Friends tour this March featuring Emery, Sent By Ravens, Icon For Hire and I Am Empire! Visit the Tour Page for all the dates and details. Emery's We Do What We Want, Icon For Hire's Scripted and I Am Empire's Kings are available in stores and online now! Sent By Ravens' upcoming album Mean What You Say is available in stores and online February 28th...
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British publisher EP Books has released Hit By Friendly Fire this week in the United States. The book, written by theologian, author and singer/songwriter Michael Milton, discusses the often-ignored topic of how to handle the hurt caused by fellow believers among each other. Hit By Friendly Fire is available on Amazon.com. Published last month in the U.K., Hit By Friendly Fire is already finding...
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*Tuesday, February 14, 2012*

Orrico
JFH News Shorts featuring Stacie Orrico, Jeremy Camp, Paul Baloche, MyChildren MyBride, Kari Jobe, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, CY and KJ-52: She's been out of the musical spotlight for years, but Stacie Orrico has recently recorded a song with The Fray for their upcoming new album. The song is a cover of The Fugees' "Ready or Not" and will be a digital iTunes bonus track featured on The Fray's Scars & Stories. No news on whether or not this means we'll be hearing more from Stacie in the near future, but it should give fans a little hope. Click here to visit a Stacie fan site...
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As women search for inspiration and hope for their daily routines, a sense of empowerment is needed to start out on a new course. On Saturday, February 18, 2012, Women of Faith®, the Christian-based live event will launch a new in-depth experience for women to receive strength and encouragement all in one day. Kicking off the first of 16 Women of Faith® One Day events, this tour offers a new focus in a more intimate setting. Carol Nygren, executive vice president and managing director of Live Event Management...
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The music of Reilly, Maren Morris and Shaun Canon, among other breakout artists, is currently featured in Missions In Action, a recently launched online series sharing real stories of hope filmed on location around the world. Each of the 19 Missions In Action webisodes spotlights a song relating to the program's theme, with selections from Reilly, Morris and Canon being utilized in multiple episodes. Hosted by The Amazing Race 2 winner Alex Boylan, Missions In Action documents people in life-threatening need and those who are bringing hope to their situation, while allowing viewers an opportunity to make an immediate impact...
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*Monday, February 13, 2012*

Laura Story
Celebrated Fair Trade Services recording artist Laura Story picked up her first GRAMMY® at yesterday's awards ceremony, winning "Best Contemporary Christian Song" for her No. 1 hit "Blessings." This GRAMMY® win crowns an immensely successful period for the decorated worship leader after she garnered five Dove nominations, a No. 1 hit song and a best-selling sophomore album Blessings in less than a year's time...
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Chris Tomlin
Referred to by Time as "most likely the most often sung artist anywhere," and known for being a songwriter for the generations, sixsteprecords' Chris Tomlin picked up his first GRAMMY® Award, winning Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for And If Our God Is For Us…...
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Paul Baloche
Celebrating 20 years of music and ministry, modern worship trailblazer Paul Baloche is one of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters and mentors. The Same Love-Baloche's 12th recording with Integrity Music-releases March 13th. Co-produced with Ben Gowell and Michael Rossback, The Same Love forges a progressive path musically, while delivering 13 compelling tracks composed in community with accomplished songwriters Ben Fielding, Kari Jobe, Lincoln Brewster, Jason Ingram, Ed Kerr and All Sons & Daughters among others...
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Singer and songwriter Holly Starr officially debuts her brand new radio single, "Let Go," tomorrow February 14th. Her brand new album, set for a summer release through Save The City Records/Provident Distribution, will be Starr's third project. The single "Let Go," produced by David Garcia (Group 1 Crew) and mixed by Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Jamie Grace), streets on Tuesday digitally via iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody...
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*Friday, February 10, 2012*

Natalie Grant
After recently performing alongside American Idol's Fantasia and many others at the 13th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Indianapolis, social activist and four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant celebrates the Grammy's this week in honor of her first nomination for her performance of "Alive" off the critically acclaimed album The Story. Grant will perform the Grammy nominated single at the 20th Annual MovieGuide Awards tonight, Friday, Feb. 10...
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Switchfoot
Today, Switchfoot announced the dates for their Spring tour, starting later this month. Check it out below... "As we continue the search for good waves, we are heading to Australia for Soundwave Festival and will be playing- a few headlining shows in Australia and New Zealand during February and March. We are excited to announce a spring tour of the United States and Canada. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17th, but you can get your tickets early through www.switchfoot.com. On February 15th we will be hosting our official pre sale which will allow you to purchase our new VIP Experience...
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Gateway Church, one of the fastest growing churches in America with 24,000 members, has united the heartbeat of the church with their powerful expression of worship to create gatewayNEXT, which is changing the definition of worship for young people and building the next generation of worship leaders. gatewayNEXT is set to release their first record Look Up through in:ciite media/ EMI-CMG Distribution on March 27, 2012...
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*Thursday, February 9, 2012*

toby
Seven years have passed since the beat-savvy, award-winning artist TobyMac released a remix record. On March 27, TobyMac returns with Dubbed & Freq'd: A Remix Project which features new remixes of several of the biggest songs from his albums Tonight and Portable Sounds. Toby's unique blend of rock, pop, hip hop and urban styles is perfect for the remix treatment and brings an entirely new sound to his songs. While you gear up for getting down with Dubbed & Freq'd, TobyMac is making concert plans as well, having just announced the expansion of his...
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Switchfoot
Sounds like Switchfoot is making good on their plans to do some remixes for Vice Verses (as they told us in September), however, they also want to involve YOU! Talenthouse.com is hosting a contest to create your own remix for Switchfoot's song "Afterlife" to be included on the EP, Vice Re-Verses. Check out the details below... "Southern California based rock band Switchfoot have ceaselessly brought powerful sounds to the crowd since the 1990's. Still showcasing the same energy that brought them to the spotlight...
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New Reunion Records signing, nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Moriah Peters will release her national debut project, I Choose Jesus, on April 17. The album is attracting early attention at radio, with 23 stations adding lead AC single “I Choose Jesus” its first week, and winning over live audiences, as Moriah performs new music on multiple high profile tours this winter and spring. A college freshman at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Moriah is honing her time management skills, juggling a full class schedule while promoting her new record nationwide...
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Jimmy Needham
Inpop Records announced today that Jimmy Needham's video, "Grace Amazing" has won overwhelming fan support to become "Best Freshmen Video." The video has gone into heavy rotation and will air around twenty-five times this week. Fans vote each week for their favorite video of five listed, between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST each Friday. "Grace Amazing" is from Needham's previous CD, Nightlights, and features guest artist Trip Lee...
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Flame
Clear Sight Music will release FLAME's sixth full-length album, The 6th, on March 6th, via Central South and Infinity Music Distribution. One of Christian hip-hop's premier tastemakers, FLAME's new project features collaborations with a wide variety of artists including Decemberadio, LeCrae, Thi'sl, Young Noah and V.Rose. A GRAMMY®, two-time Dove Award and two-time Stellar Award nominee, FLAME has sold over 100,000 units while running his own label, Clear Sight Music...
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Family Force 5
Family Force 5 have just announced their upcoming 2012 Summer Festival season appearances. Check it out below... "We just finished up the Christmas Pageant (with our friends Hawk Nelson & Manafest), and it was amazing. Huge thanks to all of you peeps who SHOWED UP (especially those of you who wore Christmas sweaters with kittens on them). Celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus + rockin' it out with you=legit...
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The Great Transparency (Razzbarry Records) is releasing the much-anticipated music video for their #1 hit single "Rebuild Your Love" on February 10th. "Rebuild Your Love," the title track for their EP, spent over 20 weeks on the Christian Rock Billboard Charts. The concept of the video emerged in the early stages of writing the chart-topping single, and after the radio success that the song received, video producer Andy Robinson was able to take TGT's vision and run with it...
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*Wednesday, February 8, 2012*

Passion
Recorded live at Passion 2012 and featuring sixstepsrecords artists Chris Tomlin, David Crowder* Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill, along with the voices of more than 42,000 college students at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, PASSION: White Flag will release worldwide on March 13th. The album will feature some familiar songs while also highlighting brand new music spurred from Passion 2012...
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Aaron Gillespie
JFH News Shorts featuring Aaron Gillespie, Write This Down, Rob Beckley, Sent By Ravens, Fireflight, MyChildren MyBride: On February 28, BEC Recordings will release a six-song live worship EP from Aaron Gillespie. Titled Echo Your Song, the EP will contain the songs "Beautiful Exchange," "We Were Made For You," "Anthem Song," "Jesus Paid It All," "Came To My Rescue," and "I Will Worship You/Hallelujah...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
After more than 20 years and 20 No. 1 singles together, Phillips, Craig & Dean will debut their 12th studio project, Breathe In, on March 13 via Fair Trade Services. This release follows the stellar success of their Dove Award-winning album Fearless. That project's breakout single, "Revelation Song," was the longest running single of 2009, spending a whopping 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian charts and nearly a year in the Top 10. Produced by Bernie Herms (Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant) and the group's longtime collaborator Nathan Nockels...
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*Tuesday, February 7, 2012*

Switchfoot
Switchfoot has just announced the relaunch of their fan club--AKA "Friends of the Foot"--as a free perks-filled elite fan club that no longer requires fans to shell out money to be a part of. To sweeten the deal, anyone who signs up will get an exclusive live 3-song EP of songs recorded at the John M. Perkins Benefit show on September 29, 2010. Visit www.switchfoot.com for details on signing up and check out some of the announced details below...
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It's been almost ten years since we last heard from one-half of the brother/sister debut LaRue--Natalie LaRue. Since she and Phillip parted ways, musically speaking, Natalie has married and settled down. Now she's getting ready to make music once again and she needs your help! She's started her own Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to complete her first six-song solo EP. Check out this link and then read the details from her campaign below...
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Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter's sixth full-length album "True Defiance" will be available in stores and online April 10th! Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Emery) and mixed by Jason Suecoff (All That Remains, Trivium), "True Defiance" finds Demon Hunter continuing in their hard rock evolution while embracing the components that have always formed the backbone of their music: true metal, dark rock and balladry...
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After Edmund
Growing up in rural Georgia, Grammy-nominated indie-rock band After Edmund has just about seen it all. From local concerts and small town origins to the previously mentioned Grammy nomination earned in 2009, After Edmund has been busy. Most recently they’ve self-produced, recorded and released a pair of EP’s, as well as putting an explosive viral video on Youtube. Such accomplishments have left this group of Georgia natives with a grass roots fan base stretching across the country. Self-described “super-fans” are checking in with the band regularly via social media from even as far as way as Europe and South America...
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David Crowder Band
Just two weeks after his chart-topping final album was released, David Crowder embarked on a promotional trip with K-LOVE Radio supporting the efforts of the Souper Bowl of Caring. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. More than 10,000 people were involved in the four-day stretch of sold out shows in multiple cities across the country where over 53,000 pounds of food was given to support the cause...
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Laura Story
What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?, the first book by Dove Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated worship leader Laura Story, will release March 13 by Freeman-Smith, a division of Worthy Publishing. The 30-day devotional is based on Story’s #1 song, “Blessings,” nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Comprised of 30 daily devotions designed to draw readers into a deeper understanding of God’s sometimes mysterious gifts, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? includes the devotions “He Loves...
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*Monday, February 6, 2012*

Jimmy Needham
Clear the Stage, the fourth album from Inpop artist Jimmy Needham releasing on March 27, 2012, sees Needham paired with award-winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Laura Story, Dave Barnes, Aaron Shust) for his most compelling and vulnerable collection of songs to date. As the title cut implies, Clear the Stage is a call to absolute dependence on God. From the lead single, "If I Ever Needed Grace," to the anthemic "My Victory," the idea of acknowledging our need for God's mercy and grace is woven like a thread throughout the album. Musically the album visits much that is familiar to fans of Needham's previous albums, but also pushes the envelope with...
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The Vespers are one of those lucky young bands who are becoming a word of mouth sensation though they've only quietly self-released one record. With two sisters on lead vocals and two brothers filling out the sound, the foursome are distinguished by an arsenal of instruments and the kind of harmony only siblings can create. They have toured from Boston to Austin, hitting everything from festivals to college campuses in between. On The Fourth Wall, out April 3rd, they create infectious folk-pop with both the buoyancy of youth and deeper spiritual themes...
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The Washington Projects join forces with The International Justice Mission (IJM), and the incredibly talented graphic animator known as Freek Van Haagen. Together, they have created a breathtaking new music video with stunning imagery, which will prayerfully aid in the efforts to raise global awareness of the worldwide epidemic of human trafficking, and sex/labor slavery. The world premiere will air on February 6th on National/International television on JCTV's "XVZ". Check here for your local listings...
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Nothing Til Blood head out this week with label mates We The Gathered on The Down Around Tour. Tour dates are listed below, but keep on eye on NTB's Facebook page for added dates. NTB and We The Gathered will be touring in support of their 2011 Strike First releases "When Lambs Become Lions" and "Believer...
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Israel Theme Tours LLC, a newly launched tourism company that creates unique celebrity and theme-driven tour experiences of the Holy Land, has announced that their inaugural season will kick off this summer. With offices in Nashville and Toronto, the company is currently booking the 2012-2013 season which will include tours with a wide range of top entertainers. Upcoming tours include the Elvis Presley Holy Land Tour with Elvis' favorite Gospel artists, Backstreet Boys' Howie D., Jaci Velasquez...
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*Sunday, February 5, 2012*

House Of Heroes
Today, House of Heroes frontman Tim Skipper announced that, upon completion of House of Heroes' brand new album (still untitled, still without an official release date), he will be embarking on a solo acoustic tour -- which you can even help book! Check out his announcement below... "Hey guys! We just wrapped up mixing the new record last night, and it is absolutely ridiculous!!! Unfortunately, now is the time where we get all of our ducks in a row before releasing it, so we’re a...
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*Friday, February 3, 2012*

Matthew West
JFH News Shorts featuring Matthew West, Manafest, Anchor & Braille, Justin McRoberts, Heath McNease, The Burial, Steven Curtis Chapman, Fireflight: When Matthew West asked his fans in January of 2010 to tell him the stories of their lives, he didn’t expect to get 10,000 stories from all over the globe – or to write 40 songs. From that experience came the acclaimed album The Story of Your Life which has sold over 130,000 albums and had 2 Top 5 radio singles ("My Own Little World" & "Strong Enough"). Now some of those other songs, inspired by real peoples’ stories of struggle, heartbreak and first-hand experience of God’s redemption will be heard for the first time on Matthew’s new...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce the signing of artist/producer Jekob Washington and duo "The Washington Projects", comprised of Jekob and his sister Rachael, formerly of the Dove Award winning group "Souljahz." Derek Hoiem, CEO of Save the City Records says, "We are continuing to build a portfolio of top artists who also care passionately about ministering to people. Jekob and Rachael from The Washington Projects are excellent in their musical craft and passionate to share their faith. We look forward to the innovative work we will be doing with them...
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Worth Dying For
Worth Dying For's highly-anticipated new album Live Riot - due out February 7th on Ammunition Records - is available now at iTunes ® for an early rate of $7.99. Click here to pre-order at iTunes ®. The special price is only available until the release date, at which time the album price will be $11.99. The iTunes ® album will include 8 exclusive music videos not available anywhere else. Live Riot is releasing amidst a flurry of activity, including a...
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Today, NFL 'Player's Choice' Wess Morgan will be performing at the 13th Annual National Football League's Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. This televised all-star event kicks off at 7:30pm EST tonight, February 3, 2012 at the Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and will air on various stations nationwide starting tomorrow. Please visit www.superbowlgospel.com for a full list of air dates and markets...
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Thousand Oaks, CA native EVAN CRAFT, known throughout various church music-loving circles for his unique pop approach to pop music, will launch his first album, GIANTS on Dream Records / Universal Music Christian Group on Tuesday, March 27th, 2011. The album, which is a mixture of soulful pop rock with deep lyrics will surely excite the music community. In addition, Evan shows off his spanish language skills by releasing his first spanish song on the album, "No Hay Nadie...
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Pop-rock singer-songwriter Cory Lamb is on the rise thanks to the release of his debut album, Break the Cycle. Cory worked on the record for two years in Los Angeles with the help of producer Andy Duncan (founding member of OK Go), and has caught the attention of actor Stephen Baldwin who helped produce Cory's first video. Cory is preparing to release his new single, "Safe In Your Arms," which fans can download mid-February. The video for the album's second single, "It's a Good Day," was directed by Life Garland (Lil Wayne, Jessie J) and is streaming now over at YouTube...
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*Thursday, February 2, 2012*

The Ardent Records, Fair Trade Services debut of Memphis worship leader Jeremy Horn will hit stores on March 6. Horn's first collection of music is titled Sound of the Broken, and features the current radio single "Surrender." A Memphis native and worship leader, Horn truly understands the beauty and power of worship. Co-produced by Horn with the help of James Joseph (Todd Agnew) and Curry Weber (Todd Agnew, Joy Whitlock), this 10-song...
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This year is a career milestone for worship leader and performer Charles Billingsley. He is not only celebrating his 20th year in music ministry but is also preparing to release his new studio project, Never Forsaken, on March 6th. It's been eight years since his last solo CD released, and Billingsley is more than ready to share his new songs and exciting recreations on his upcoming nationwide tour, kicking off in February. Tour dates are listed below...
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Mosaic Artistry Group's most recent signing THE BEAUTIFUL REFRAIN, is preparing to release their debut EP, Redemption:Daylight. Based in Harrisonburg, VA, the band started thanks to a passion for music as well as church planting. Formed at Aletheia Church and James Madison University, The Beautiful Refrain began writing music to be used specifically at their church, but their songs of faith, doubt and new life have been embraced by a much larger audience...
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*Wednesday, February 1, 2012*

Hawk Nelson
After nearly a decade with Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, frontman and founding member Jason Dunn will depart the GRAMMY® and Dove Award nominated group on May 15th. Dunn plans to release his first solo project under the name Lights Go Down later this year. Dunn spent the last few months recording at Profile Studios in Vancouver, B.C., with RIAA Gold-accredited record producer Steve Kravac (Blink 182, MxPx, Less Than Jake)...
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Newsboys
With their latest radio single, "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)," Newsboys have taken to the top spot on Billboard's CHR charts this week. The hit song, the debut from their latest project God's Not Dead (Inpop Records), is being heard on hundreds of stations across the country as well as quickly climbing up Billboard's AC Indicator, National Audience and AC Monitored radio charts. The single is at No. 20 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart and has had an astonishing three million impressions in just the first month at radio...
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Kari Jobe
The sophomore album from Sparrow Records artist Kari Jobe, Where I Find You, launches to No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart selling more than 24,600 copies in its first week at retail. The acclaimed album also lands this week at No. 5 on the Overall Digital Albums, No. 1 on the Overall Christian/Gospel Digital Albums, and No. 1 on the Christian/Gospel-Mainstream Retail Billboard charts. Helping to spark the retail success is the Billboard AC Indicator No. 6 and climbing hit single...
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Mandisa
After selling out numerous stops nationwide on her spring co-headlining tour with comedian Anita Renfroe, Mandisa will return this spring as she headlines the "Girls Night Live" tour. Sponsored by well-known philanthropic organization Food For the Hungry, fellow GMA Dove Award nominee Britt Nicole and "Blessings" songstress Laura Story will join the bill. Starting in early February, the tour will visit nearly 40 markets and will wrap in May. A full list of tour dates are listed below, with complete tour information available at www.girlsnightlive.com...
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SCC
To help advance Show Hope's™ mission of caring for the most pressing needs of orphans around the world and to commemorate the life of Maria Sue Chapman, a star-studded cast is teaming up with the Nashville Symphony to present the classic musical, Rodgers And Hammerstein's Cinderella, Enchanted Edition, for the third annual Show Hope Spring Celebration. This "one-night-only" concert performance will again offer colorful costumes, a flourish of makeup, a dash of dancing, and a good measure of magic...
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Songwriter and worship leader, new Essential Records signing Andy Cherry debuts his first national label project, Nothing Left to Fear, on March 6. The project's lead single "Our God's Alive" is currently impacting radio, and Cherry plans to support his release on tour with Inpop Records artist Jimmy Needham next month. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real)...
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Legendary Grammy winner, singer, songwriter, producer and world-class performer, BeBe Winans is set to release a new project in 2012 that the artist hopes will inspire unity, and restore much needed pride to the nation. America America is an uplifting new collection of patriotic songs and a celebration of the heritage and history that we all share. In addition to nine songs that honor our nation and are works in the public domain, Winans has penned three new original songs- the first single "America America," "We're...
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Class President, the debut full-length album from 90k Watts recording artist Young Chozen, is set to drop on March 6th via Central South and Infinity Music Distribution. Young Chozen already has an extensive resume that includes an appearance on the hit Disney Channel series, Suite Life on Deck, a hosting spot on ESPN’s Elite 30 and touring with such artists as Trip Lee, Lecrae, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Canton Jones and FLAME...
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This Friday, June 22
Fades Away Resurrection Part I EP [Voluminous]

Here Be Lions Only a Holy God [Live] [Integrity]
Impending Doom The Sin and Doom Vol. II [eOne]
Javen Grace [Tyscot]
Lecrae Let the Trap Say Amen [Reach]
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Plumb Beautifully Broken [Centricity]
Plumb Fight For Her Book [Shoe Publishing]
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