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February, 2014



*Friday, February 28, 2014*


Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED is set to release The White Album [Remix Project] on March 3. This project will feature a collection of 14 of their most popular songs from previously released UNITED projects. The White Album will include fan-favorites "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," "With Everything," "From The Inside Out," "Like An Avalanche" and ten more tracks remixed by various mix engineers and musicians. The band continues to create, experiment, and expand on the musical expressions that are the heart of this remix album. The album will also enjoy a limited run on vinyl for Record Store Day on April 19; fans can...
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Anthony Evans
Critically acclaimed worship artist Anthony Evans, will debut his seventh studio record Real Life/Real Worship, nationwide on April 8. This will be his first album since attracting the attention of Grammy Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera on Season 2 of The Voice, in addition to garnering thousands of new fans worldwide...
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Selah
Dove Award-winning trio Selah and platinum-selling artist Mark Schultz will co-headline the You Amaze Us Tour, named after Selah's upcoming brand-new studio album, releasing Aug. 19. Selah and Schultz will be joined by special guest singer-songwriter JJ Heller. The tour kicks off March 14 in Dayton, Ohio, and will hit 13 select markets this spring before wrapping up April 6, in Clinton, Illinois...
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Jonny Diaz
Singer/Songwriter Jonny Diaz will release his debut project for Centricity Music April 8th, Let It Fly. The 11-song EP was produced by Jeff Pardo (Mandisa, Salvador) and Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band), and features original new music that was written or co-written by Diaz. This is the first pairing of Diaz with the famed producers and the collaboration offers some new sounds and insights from Diaz, who is a critically acclaimed talent...
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for King & Country
Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY are celebrating the two year anniversary of the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album, Crave, today. It spent over 60 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and sold nearly 140,000 units making them CCM's best-selling debut record from 2012. In addition, Crave produced three Top 10 singles including their No. 1 smash hit "The Proof of Your Love," "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)" and "The Middle of Your Heart." With its release, the duo also garnered seven Dove Award nominations and took home the Dove Awards...
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CCM Artist and former American Idol finalist, Jeremy Rosado, performed to a full house of industry VIPs this week at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN, which was sponsored by Project Hope and Rosado's label, AIC Records.The enthusiastic crowd gave thunderous applause to each song, due to Rosado's powerhouse vocals and warm personality onstage. Rosado performed songs from his upcoming album, No Ordinary Moments, that releases summer 2014, and features his new single "Hope For Tomorrow." The song is currently going for adds at radio and a portion of the proceeds are going to Project Hope's typhoon disaster relief efforts in the Philippines...
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*Thursday, February 27, 2014*


Shawn McDonald
Sparrow Records announces the release of Shawn McDonald's latest LP, Brave, his latest collection of brand new songs in three years. As the follow up to 2013's unique live-to-tape re-recorded collection, The Analog Sessions, Brave takes this critically revered singer, songwriter and storyteller to a whole new level and pushing him beyond his comfort zone. Brave releases April 15...
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Ellie Holcomb
Last week, singer and songwriter Ellie Holcomb released her solo debut to huge acclaim. Sitting nicely at No. 8 on iTunes' Overall album chart and No. 1 on its Christian chart along with topping the Christian genre at Amazon in its first week, As Sure As The Sun has now found itself at No. 34 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and No. 2 on Billboard's Christian album chart with sales of over 10,000 units at press time...
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Satellites & Sirens
The electrifying pop group, Satellites & Sirens exclusively premiered the lyric video for their new single, "Jump Start My Heart" for their fans on their YouTube Channel yesterday. The single, which was serviced to Hot AC / CHR Radio a few weeks back, is their first off their highly anticipated album also titled, One Noise. The group's members went in to the studio to write 12 new songs that give their fans a more evolved sound. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes starting now. Fans will be able to receive "Jump Start My Heart" today when they order. Click here to pre-order the album on iTunes...
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Needtobreathe
To celebrate NEEDTOBREATHE's announcement of the first leg of their extensive North American headlining tour and new album, Rivers In the Wasteland (out April 15th), the band has teamed up with NoiseTrade to offer a chance to win a pair of tickets, meet and greet, and VIP passes to an upcoming date on the first leg of their tour. To enter, download the four live tracks from their 2012 ACL Music Festival performance: Live from Austin City Limits...
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Indie worship band The Ember Days have announced the upcoming release of their first live project, The Ember Days: Live. The EP will be self-released by the band on Tuesday, April 29th. "The Ember Days had always wanted to do a live record. We were on the More Than You Think Tour, and were in Southern California at the time. It was September. About a week before we got to Bethel, the idea popped up in the RV to see if we could record audio and video during our worship time at BSSM. The main idea was that we wanted people to be able to experience...
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The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, is set to premiere in select theaters on May 2, 2014. The Color Green Films full-length feature will release in 15 cities around the nation including Nashville, Dallas, Indianapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Phoenix, Colorado Springs and Wichita, among others. Produced by Color Green Films, Ragamuffin stars Michael Koch as Rich Mullins. The film is written by Ashleigh Phillips and David Leo Schultz and is produced and directed by Schultz...
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Stryper
Multi-platinum rock band Stryper is pleased to announce a very special contest around the latest single from their new studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY. "Te Amo" will be made available as a free download on the band's official website at www.stryper.com. Once fans have downloaded the track, they can utilize their artistic and technological skills to make a music or lyric video for the song. Once they have created their masterpiece, they can submit the video for review by a special panel of judges. The judges will pick their 10 favorite videos from the submissions, and those top 10 videos will then be posted on Noisecreep.com for not only Stryper fans, but hard rock and heavy metal...
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7eventh Time Down
BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans across the nation with their latest album's title track "Just Say Jesus," which released to radio in 2013. The single has remained active at radio and climbed the charts to the Top 5 at AC Monitored. "Just Say Jesus" has also charted in the Top 5 on the National Christian Audience, AC Indicator and Hot AC/CHR charts. Click here to get the single at iTunes for just 69 cents...
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*Wednesday, February 26, 2014*


Sumerlin
DREAM is proud to announce that this week, Sumerlin's single "Breaking Out" is now #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart. This is a first for this incredibly talented band from North Carolina! They also just release the new music video for "Breaking Out." Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwI8L3Ueko. To order the album through iTunes: itunes.com/sumerlin...
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Lauren Daigle
CentricWorship's debut release, All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1, is available for presale on iTunes beginning February 26, 2014. The eight-song EP is being offered at a special discounted price for purchases made during the two-week presale period, which starts today and runs through March 10th. Three of the anointed tracks will be available immediately for download with every pre-order of the EP. All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1 is set for digital release on March 11, 2014. To pre-order a copy of All The Saints: Live From The CentricWorship Retreat-No. 1, visit iTunes...
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*Tuesday, February 25, 2014*


Phil Wickham
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Phil Wickham has impressed critics, fans and industry professionals alike on the performance of his latest album, The Ascension. The ninth album of his decade-long career gave Wickham his best street week debut ever, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. The first single off the album, "This Is Amazing Grace," has embraced its own ascension, making its way up the charts to the No. 1 spot Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart this week. The No. 1 is the first of Wickham's career...
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KJ-52
Multiple Dove Award winning Christian rap/hip hop artist, KJ-52's already popular new single, "Tonight," officially drops on iTunes today, Tuesday, February 25, 2014. After radio outlets snapped up "Tonight" earlier this month, it quickly became the most added radio single for the week of Feb. 3rd. KJ-52 has been working on his forthcoming album, Mental, while continuing to unite youth around the country, and encouraging believers to defy the odds. "Tonight" is...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases TIDES LIVE internationally today (Feb. 25) through Fuel Distribution. The recording features Jenn Johnson leading the radio hit, "Chasing You," Brian Johnson leading "Forever," Jeremy Riddle on "Heaven's Song," and eight more songs of worship of praise led by additional Bethel Music worship leaders Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, William Matthews, Matt Stinton and Hunter G K Thompson. For the next two weeks, the album may be purchased for the special low price of $4.99 at iTunes®...
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Full Ride Music's Thi'sl is set to release his fifth studio album 'Fallen King' May 6, 2014. Chock-full of street bangers and pensive music that challenges the status-quo, 'Fallen King' addresses cultural complexities, religion, and identity through Hip Hop...
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Hillsong United
The original motion picture soundtrack album for Son of God, is now available in stores in North America and iTunes. For the album, Republic Records teamed up with 20th Century Fox and LightWorkers Media-owned and operated by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey-to deliver a heart-stirring accompaniment to the film that debuted top 5 on iTunes Soundtracks Chart...
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*Monday, February 24, 2014*


Big Daddy Weave
Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, currently enjoying the tremendous fan reception of their life-changing, mega-hit "Redeemed," will release Love Come to Life: The Redeemed Edition on March 11. The 17-track album, produced by group member Jeremy Redmon, features their career best-selling album Love Come To Life with the addition of five bonus tracks including both acoustic and live versions of the K-LOVE Fan Award-winning and Billboard Music Award-nominated "Redeemed" and their current hit "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)." Love Come to Life spawned three straight No. 1 hits including "Love Come to Life," "Redeemed" and their current...
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Show Hope
When Show Hope™ opened its doors ten years ago, they recognized the importance of an intergenerational movement. During this past decade, they have committed to utilize and empower the younger generation during their formative years where worldviews are shaped and values are established. This commitment led to the 2010 launch of Show Hope's Student Initiatives, which encompasses The Movement Club for high schools as well as the Red Bus Project for college students. In just over three years, more than 15,000 students have been empowered to care for orphans through these programs...
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GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN received a NAACP Image Award this past weekend during the 45th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Tamela took home the trophy for Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) of The Year for her CD, Best Days Deluxe Edition, marking this the first NAACP Image Award win for the singer...
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Get lifted live with the rousing sound and spirit from award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune, & FIYA, as they embark on a multi-city promo tour in support of the highly-anticipated live album Live Through It. In stores Tuesday February 25th, Live Through It is now available early today, February 24th on iTunes. Giving fans another early listening experience of the whole two-disc album, on February 24th James Fortune will also host a Live Through It Listening Party on...
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*Friday, February 21, 2014*


Kari Jobe
In anticipation of GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe's upcoming album, her debut single "Forever" is now available at iTunes (click here). The single debuted at the top of the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart this week. Jobe will release her new album and live DVD, Majestic (Capitol CMG), on March 25. Fans can get a taste of the full-length live DVD with the premiere of the video of "Forever," which already has over 75k views. Click here to watch the live song that was recorded in the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas, Tx...
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*Thursday, February 20, 2014*


In Case You Missed It… Check out SWITCHFOOT performing "When We Come Alive" & "Say It Like You Mean It" from FADING WEST on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! last night...
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Norma Jean
Norma Jean has premiered a hilarious new video for "Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes" at Metal Injection - Watch HERE. The video was directed by Eli Berg. Norma Jean also kicks off a new tour today with Spoken and will head to the UK in April with Liferuiner, Night Verses, and Branson Hollis (tour dates below). Last summer Norma Jean released their sixth full length album to date...
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Da'dra Crawford Greathouse, one-half of the Grammy-nominated and multiple Dove and Stellar Award-winning vocal group Anointed, has announced that she is hard at work on her long-awaited and highly anticipated solo CD. The first track, "Arms Wide Open," is currently available at iTunes. Greathouse enlisted the talents of producer Aaron Lindsey to help craft the new song. A multi-Grammy...
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Natalie Grant
The Dare to Be...The Journey Continues 2014 event tour sold out seven of 12 events across the country, while honoring daring, local women at each event. The inspirational event tour features Grammy® nominated vocalist Natalie Grant and international speaker, Bible teacher and author Charlotte Gambill. Together, they have created an empowering event entwined with music and worship for women of all ages to make a difference in their life, family, and community...
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Building429
Grammy-nominated Building 429 was in New York City over the weekend with high-profile appearances on FOX News' Mike Huckabee Show and FOXNews.com Live Spirited Debate. Building 429 performed their new single, "Press On," on the Mike Huckabee Show and the Governor joined the performance by playing bass with the band. Governor Huckabee also interviewed Jason Roy, lead singer for the group, about their recent Grammy nomination for the album, We Won't Be Shaken and encouraged the audience to buy the album! The show also aired...
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Killers & Thieves, the third recording from Birmingham, Alabama-based rockers Embers In Ashes, will release February 25. Produced by Chris Galves and Joel Wanasek, the project includes nine songs written by the band, along with an instrumental selection...
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Urban Christian music label and production company GotSoul Music has released the first video for the song "He's Alive" from its ongoing compilation series, Soul Cutz. The song features Minnesota-based singer Soulyrik and rapper A.P. out of New Orleans. A talented dancer, Soulyrik choreographs movements for the Mek-o-law Dancers of Spirit and Truth Worship Center based in Minneapolis. The song tells the story of an attractive woman who walks through life with dignity and class...
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*Wednesday, February 19, 2014*


toby
Three of the industry's best-selling, most-awarded and critically acclaimed artists, TobyMac, Skillet and LeCrae, are joining forces to thrill crowds on an exclusive summer shed tour. With each act also known for their energetic and diverse live performances, fans in each of the select seven cities are sure to get the show of a lifetime. Tickets go on sale to the mass public on March 1, with a special presale for artist fan clubs at 10am local venue time on February 27 through 10pm on February 28...
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RSJ
Grammy winning Christian artist and best-selling author Rebecca St. James has another "first" to add to her long list of credits... The Australian born St. James has delivered her first-born - a daughter - for her and husband Jacob Fink. The couple married in April 2011. Baby Gemma Elena arrived to her new parents who make their home in southern California weighing a healthy 8 lbs.3 ozs...
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Veridia
Word Entertainment is pleased to present dynamic new alternative rock band VERIDIA. Recently, the female-fronted group unveiled the cover and launched the pre-order for their new EP, Inseparable, at iTunes. Although the EP won’t officially be released digitally until February 25, with the pre-order fans will receive an instant download of their new single, “We Are The Brave,” hitting rock radio Friday. VERIDIA also released an official trailer to Inseparable...
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Big Daddy Weave
Dove Award-winning group Big Daddy Weave kicks off the second leg of "The Only Name Tour" on February 21 in Waukesha, WI, with special guests Group 1 Crew and Tim Timmons. The tour, with 40 dates running through May 3, will feature songs from their nine studio albums including the band's latest and best-selling album Love Come to Life. They will also perform their No. 1 hits "Love Come To Life," "Redeemed" and their current chart topper, "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)," which spent five weeks in the top spot on NCA and is currently in its sixth...
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Matthew West
Four-time GRAMMY nominated and American Music Award winning artist Matthew West announces his upcoming tour, "Hello My Name Is...The Acoustic Tour," which begins March 13 through the end of April (dates listed below). This exclusive tour will be an evening of acoustic songs and stories with West from his acclaimed album Into The Light...
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Satellites & Sirens
The quartet that is Satellites & Sirens are gearing up for a great year with no end in sight. With a new signing to LA-based label, DREAM Records announced late last year and a new tour with Building 429, Family Force 5 and Hawk Nelson that launches February 20th, Nashville-based group are proud to share their iTunes pre-order for One Noise. Fans will be pleased to see that they will immediately be able to purchase their new single, "Jump Start My Heart" today as well...
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Natalie Grant
Executive Produced and Narrated by Natalie Grant, the official film trailer for In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom has been released at www.StoriesofFreedom.com in preparation for the launch of a three-part campaign to help stop sex trafficking in the United States. Benefitting the work of Abolition International, the campaign centers around three resources including a documentary film, compilation hymns album, and a 31 day devotional / group study guide - all three to be released into stores and online by Word Entertainment on October 4th, 2014...
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Jason Bare's new CD, Love Is Alive, is set to release February 25. The popular singer, songwriter and worship leader will celebrate the release of his third project while meeting with industry influencers at the National Religious Broadcasters' annual convention held February 22-25 in Nashville...
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Leading pastor, author and recording artist Matthew Hagee takes center stage for A New Season, his March 18 Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution solo debut. Produced by Michael Sykes (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band), the project features 11 Inspirationally-focused country selections...
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International best-selling author Adam Houge is on a mission to see lives dramatically changed with his latest book, The 7 Most Powerful Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever (Living Tree Publishing). With over 500,000 copies of the book already distributed, the book has spent all of 2014 in Amazon.com's Top 100 Non-Fiction books and as the #1 Devotional in the Christian Books & Bibles category...
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Jonah33
The Love Amendment is comprised of husband and wife duo, Vince and Amber Lichlyter. Vince, (founder and lead singer of Jonah33) had been known in the past for his aggressive portrayal of truth via loud drums, big guitars and gritty vocals. This time, however, he has teamed up with his wife, Amber, to deliver a much more intimate, personal worship project. "All 5 songs have come directly from a place that we've been, whether good or bad," says Vince. "And that seems to be the key with people. We all want to know that we're on the right track, and if not...
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*Tuesday, February 18, 2014*


Needtobreathe
NEEDTOBREATHE is excited to announce the first leg of an extensive North American headlining tour in support of their anticipated new album Rivers In the Wasteland, out April 15 on Atlantic/Word Records. On May 1, the Charleston, SC rock band will kick off their tour which will see them visit some of the country's most notable venues, including The Wiltern and The Fillmore, as well as perform at a number of summer festivals including Ichthus Festival, Creation NE and DownPour Festival. Glassnote Records artist Foy Vance will be direct support on this leg...
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Future Of Forestry
Future of Forestry is proud to present ‘THE PIANO AND STRINGS SESSIONS'. This album is a compilation of seven songs from FOF’s past discography (including "Slow Your Breath Down," "Traveler's Song" and "You"), arranged in piano and string instrumentation. “I’ve been touring and recording rock music as Future of Forestry for almost 10 years now. And after all these years of exploring that genre, I decided do something different. In creating this project, I...
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Demon Hunter
Solid State Records are proud to announce the iTunes Pre-Order for not one, but two new albums from two amazing bands. Firstly, Demon Hunter's Extremist is available for Pre-Order on iTunes, and when you pre-order the album you'll get an immediate download of the song "Artificial Light." If you haven't heard "Artificial Light" yet, watch the lyric video on YouTube or below. You also have the option of Pre-Ordering Extremist...
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SCC
Five-time GRAMMY® winner and highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman gave the performance of a lifetime earlier this month at one of the most famous concert venues in the world, Carnegie Hall in New York City. Performing with The True North Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Camp Kirkland, and The New American Chorus made up of choral singers and fans from across the country, Chapman performed moving renditions of some of his most iconic songs, as well as hits from his latest record The Glorious Unfolding...
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Ellie Holcomb
This is the day that Ellie Holcomb has been waiting for for quite some time. Today, the singer, songwriter and storyteller releases her debut album, As Sure As The Sun (Full Heart Music) for the world to hear. Produced by Brown Bannister and Ben Shive, Holcomb's anticipated first solo LP is already making headlines as, at press time, it is climbing up the iTunes Overall Album Chart and currently at No. 15...
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Loftland
The members of the Wisconsin pop band, Loftland release their debut album on DREAM Records today titled, I Don't Want To Dance. Click here to pick it up on iTunes. The group is finishing up touring with Jonathan Thulin and Shine Bright Baby on the Dead Come To Life Tour and after will soon join Silverline and Shonlock on the Shine A Light Tour that starts on March 12th. For more information...
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K-LOVE announces partnership with NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series driver Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) for this week’s season-opening DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, February 23. As the primary sponsor, K-LOVE will appear on the No. 95 Ford Fusion car driven by McDowell for this weekend’s race as well as additional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season...
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Shonlock
Recording artist Shonlock's sophomore CD "A Night to Remember" is available for presale on iTunes February 18 in sync with the release of the track to CHR radio on February 21. The track is also an early download with the pre-order of the "A Night to Remember" CD. To coincide with the growing momentum around the release, the national TV premier of the "A Night to Remember" music video is scheduled for late February, with a premier on UPTV.com this week. Watch the UPTV.com music video premier of "A Night To Remember" by visiting http://www.uptv.com/a-night-to-remember-shonlock...
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Fresh off their signing announcement, DARKNESS DIVIDED is now hitting the road with Silent Planet for the Music for Good Tour, presented by HM Magazine. The tour begins March 21! Vocalist Gerard Mora comments, "'Music for Good' is the slogan for HM Magazine. I pitched using it to David for different reasons, but I find it very fitting for what we, Silent Planet, and HM Magazine stand for. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all have a call to promote music that spreads a good message in a sometimes dark world...
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Hymns have offered inspiration throughout the centuries, focusing the hearts of believers around the world on an unchanging God. So it should come as no surprise that a beloved hymn should inspire Franklin, Tennessee-based songwriter Anthony Skinner to pen "The Sound That Saved Us All," a modern, soulful hymn for today's church...
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The new book Road Trip Mixtapes: Vegas, Red Bull, and Faith on a Detour, from debut author J. Churchill Morris, is hitting bookstores this month. Published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, the book is available in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats wherever books are sold...
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Yancy, Christian music's reigning Queen of Diversity, will release Jesus Music Box: The Devotional! - a new daily devotional book based on the songs from her 2013 album release, Jesus Music Box. Distributed by Elevate Entertainment, the new devotional will be available online and in Christian bookstores on March 4th...
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*Monday, February 17, 2014*


Jason Gray
Jason Gray is scheduled to join an illustrious roster of talent for The Bible: Son of God 2014 Tour that launches March 20th at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. The 16-city tour will visit such major cities as Phoenix, AZ, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, and Pittsburgh, PA before concluding April 13th in Baltimore, MD. The two-hour live musical event will also feature award-winning artists; Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August and Meredith Andrews. The concert will bring the epic miniseries, "The Bible," and the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature film, "Son of God," to life on stage...
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Rend Collective Experiment
Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective release their fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, globally from Integrity Music March 17 (St. Patrick's Day). Prior to the launch of the album, K-LOVE Radio Network is offering an exclusive, worldwide premiere of the first video from the new recording, "My Lighthouse," beginning today at http://klove.com/rendlighthouse...
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Planetshakers
Capturing the energy, excitement and worship of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers Band is set to release globally through Integrity Music its 26th live recording, ENDLESS PRAISE, on March 11, 2014. Recorded at Planetshakers' annual Awakening event in Melbourne, the CD / DVD is an anthemic, joy-infused collection that gives honor to the One who makes all things possible...
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Singer/songwriter Julie Elias has released the video for "Breathing Room," the first video from her current CD, A Wild Rose. Award-winning producer/director Stephen Yake of Yake Films directed the video, which centers on the need for forgiveness as we strive to have a closer relationship with Christ. "Of all the songs on my album, 'Breathing Room' is probably the song I connect to most and the issue with which I personally struggle the most: being able to truly forgive...
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*Friday, February 14, 2014*


KJ-52
After top radio outlets, including Air 1 stations, immediately snapped up Multiple Dove Award winning Christian rap/hip-hop artist, KJ-52's single, "Tonight," making it the most added radio single for the week of February 3, 2014, the single will be unveiled on iTunes February 25, 2014. KJ's forthcoming album, Mental, which includes "Tonight," will be released April 29th by The Paradigm Collective. In anticipation of the "Tonight" single release, KJ-52 partnered with action sports mission organization...
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Jonah33
Vince Lichlyter (former frontman for Jonah 33) has released his new EP Helium Revisited on Boleyn Records out of Atlanta Georgia. Long time manager, friend and now label owner Caleb Morgan said: "This new EP is beyond me! I haven't seen this much talent in FOREVER! We wanted to release good music the right way and so Vince and I decided to build our own "machine" (so to speak) and release his music our way, for our fans! Vince Lichlyter's single "Things I Need To Say...
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Holly Starr
One of Christian music's leading management and marketing agencies, Artist Garden Entertainment recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a VIP showcase featuring the company's artist management clients. Pictured (l-r) at the event are singer/songwriter Noah Cleveland; Curb recording artist Ryan Corn; Artist Garden Entertainment's Keith and Diana Stancil; Save The City Records/Provident Distribution recording artist Holly Starr and StompTown Revival's Gabe Martinez...
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After a decade-long tour, performing over 100 concerts a year, The Horn Family is slated to release their long awaited self-titled debut project on March 4, 2014 from RayLynn Records through Provident Distribution. The Horn Family album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. and produced by prolific country artist and renowned songwriter Mark Collie...
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*Thursday, February 13, 2014*


All Sons & Daughters
All Sons & Daughters, the worship duo composed of David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, continue to inspire audiences with their acoustic, folk aesthetic and lyrics that focus squarely on Jesus while embracing the tension of the Christian walk. The Franklin, Tennessee-based worshipers will take their songs on the road beginning March 4, inviting listeners to join them and guest speaker Jamie George for "A Night Of Worship Tour", traveling to 19 cities across the U.S...
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THE ROYAL ROYAL's Nathan and Gabriel Finochio roar back on the scene to once again create worship music for the next generation on their sophomore release, THE RETURN OF THE KING, which releases to digital retailers March 4, 2014. The Return of the King features fresh, yet honest lyrics on personal, yet universal songs and is released in partnership with The Paradigm Collective and distributed by Central South Distribution and Sony RED...
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*Wednesday, February 12, 2014*


Newsboys
With more than 30,000 people in attendance at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, Saturday's inaugural Winter Jam 2014 Dome Spectacular became the biggest single event in the groundbreaking tour's 19-year history. Along with Winter Jam's stellar line-up-Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & The Outcome, Everfound, Derek Minor and evangelist Nick Hall-the Dome Spectacular also included multiple guests. Guinness World Record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda successfully walked a tightrope across the Georgia Dome...
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Extol have released a digital Deluxe Edition of their self titled 2013 album. The new edition contains the exclusive new track "Sting of Death", as well as new digital booklet containing never-before-seen artwork. In addition to the release of Extol Deluxe Edition and accompanying lyric video for "Sting of Death", there has also been an update from Animidas Productions on the release of the Extol documentary film...
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Lauren Daigle
Centricity Publishing expands its offerings with the creation of the new label, CentricWorship, under the expert guidance of Steve Rice, VP of Centricity Publishing and founder of CentricWorship. The label's debut release, ALL THE SAINTS: Live From the CentricWorship Retreat--No. 1, is set for digital release on March 11, 2014. Expanding on the core mission of Centricity Publishing, which exists to nurture the gifts and expand the influence of its songwriters...
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Local Singer-Songwriter, Karen Spurlock, has partnered with the organization, LOVE146, by launching a fundraising campaign to help fight against human trafficking. For the entire month of February, anyone can join Karen’s team, Love Is Calling, by donating any amount and helping her realize her financial goal by visiting http://donate.love146.org/loveiscalling...
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*Tuesday, February 11, 2014*


Project 86
Today, Project 86 launched a new campaign with IndieGoGo to fund a new studio rock album, an acoustic EP and more. The campaign sets an ambitious goal of $50,000, but there are some great incentives for fans. Check out the full details on how you can participate on their IndieGoGo campaign page. Expected release for the projects are June and July of this year...
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Switchfoot
Today, Switchfoot announced further details on their upcoming Spring headlining tour, with special guests Kopecky Family Band and The Royal Concept. The band also added, "Oh yeah, and we're also bringing lasers, so yeah. We think this tour is gonna rule." If you're wondering as to whether or not it's a continuation of their Fading West movie tour or an acoustic show, the band assures fans that it will be a full-on rock show, "Right now, we're gearing up for a full on rock show - no more California campfires and stripped down performances. We're bringing a full on, 100% plugged in Switchfoot show...
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JoC
As part of their celebration of 20 years since the release of their debut indie album, Frail, Jars Of Clay has been performing special online shows via StageIt.com for fans, and with news of upcoming Much Afraid album shows, they're offering a special free EP of 6 live recordings of songs from their self-titled debut album as performed on StageIt last month. Click on the widget below to download the EP...
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Canton Jones
Canton Jones-the Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominee-will release his new mixtape Lust, Drugs & Gospel as a free download starting Tuesday, February 18th. Additionally, this project will be distributed by Syntax Creative making it available at all major digital service providers, and available for pre-order on iTunes today. This full length release will serve as an appetizer while fans wait for God City, USA to be released this Spring...
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RSJ
Social media world is alive this week with a universe of Rebecca St. James’ followers thrilled with her re-connect on a ‘baby watch update.’ Her photo and request for prayer this weekend for a safe delivery lit up both Twitter and Facebook with an outpouring of re-tweets and shares. The Grammy Award winning Christian singer and her husband, Jacob Fink, are expecting their first child to arrive this week—hopefully in time for Valentine’s Day...
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, hip hop artist George Moss announces his engagement to Michelle Cummings. George first noticed Michelle back in 2010 at a concert he was performing at her church. She was in the front row and he tried to make eye contact with her, but she just walked away and blew him off. After the show, George found Michelle on Facebook and added her as a friend. As a result he kept seeing things that she posted and he really like her character and personality...
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Casting Crowns
Multi-platinum selling group, Casting Crowns continues to bring THRIVE to life, wrapping up a month of visits and giving back to fans across the country. Accompanying the recent release of the group's seventh studio record (THRIVE), which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, comes Mark Hall's newest book on Zondervan, "Thrive - Digging Deep, Reaching Out" available today, February 11...
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Building429
GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rock act Building 429 and alt-rock fan favorite Family Force 5 are uniting for what’s sure to be an explosive spring tour. “We Won’t Be Shaken: The Tour,” named after Building 429’s lead single and multi-week No. 1 hit from their latest album, will also feature pop/rock trio Hawk Nelson, DREAM Records' Satellites & Sirens and newcomers Lybecker. Kicking off Feb. 21 in Beaver Falls, Penn., “We Won’t Be Shaken: The Tour” will visit more than 35 markets this spring, bringing high-energy performances and a message of hope to every city...
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Mandisa
Nothing could be more inviting during a cold winter than sunshine, relaxation and incredible entertainment. K-LOVE, along with World Hope and Premier Vacation and Events promise just that during the 12th Annual 2015 K-LOVE cruise. The brand new MSC Divina ship will set sail from Miami, FL on January 13, 2015 and hit three ports of call (Freeport, Nassau and private island, Half-Moon Cay) through January 17th...
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Loftland
Wisconsin pop band, Loftland are proud to announce their iTunes pre-order for their highly anticipated album, I Don't Want To Dance, which comes out February 18th. Click here or the banner to pre-order and receive their single, "Hold On, Small One" today. Additionally, the group is showcasing their single as part of a remix contest hosted by famed producer, David Thulin. The contest invites everyone to download the vocal stems from the track, "Hold On, Small One" at www.dreamrecords.org/loftlandremixcontest...
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Christian recording artist Drake Kennedy is preparing to step onto the national stage with his new single, "Right by Me," which impacts radio stations across the country on February 11th. The song, from his independently released, HOPE-The EP, has already hit #1 on stations in Atlanta and beyond, prompting the national push. Both HOPE-THE EP and the single are available now at iTunes...
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Andrew Patton, President of Patton House Entertainment, today announced the second worldwide search for some of the brightest and strongest new talent. Applications are being accepted online at https://thephe.com/auditions.html and will close in late March. The search is looking for both male & female solo artists aged 17 – 22 who desire to perform, entertain, and share ministry with churches and venues around the globe. Invitation...
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CLEAR DAY MEDIA GROUP is proud to announce the launch of CLEAR DAY PUBLISHING as well as their debut title PASSION & PURPOSE. Founded by media industry veteran David Seibert, Clear Day Media Group exists to promote excellence in mission-minded Christian projects in book publishing, music properties and other media projects...
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*Monday, February 10, 2014*


toby
With a powerful message of hope and love, the impact of TobyMac's No. 1 song "Speak Life" has been immeasurable. On February 11, cable's top-rated morning show, Fox & Friends, will world premiere the music video for the track and TobyMac, along with his DiverseCity band, will perform the GRAMMY®-nominated song live. VEVO is supporting the online premiere of the video on Wednesday, February 12. "Speak Life" was written by TobyMac along with Jamie Moore and Ryan Stevenson and is off his GRAMMY®-award winning and No. 1 Billboard 200 record, EYE ON IT. Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video here...
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All Sons & Daughters
All Sons & Daughters are thrilled to announce that they are heading back out for A Night of Worship Spring Tour and will be joined by their friend and pastor, Jamie George. Jamie is an avid story-collector and storyteller as well as the author of 'Love Well,' which releases in August 2014. Please be sure to check out the full list of dates...
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City Harbor
Last week Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group duo City Harbor debuted their self-titled album. Comprised of singer/songwriters Molly Reed and Robby Earle, the music of City Harbor is already receiving strong coverage through rave reviews, media coverage and radio airplay. Produced by Ben Glover, David Garcia, Ed Cash and Matt Bronleewee, City Harbor is being touted as "engaging," "comforting," and "impressive." Along with numerous album reviews, the duo is featured in such...
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Natalie Grant
2014 is only just underway, but Curb recording artist Natalie Grant is already having a remarkably eventful new year. Last year had previously proven one of the most exciting and productive of the award-winning singer/songwriter's career, culminating with a pair of major nominations for last month's 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. "Hurricane," the chart-topping title track from her extraordinary 2013 album, "HURRICANE," was honored in two categories...
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Newsboys
Inpop Records will provide the soundtrack to one of this year’s most anticipated new films, Pure Flix Entertainment’s GOD’S NOT DEAD. The CD, featuring tracks from Newsboys, Superchick, JJ Weeks Band, Jimmy Needham, Stellar Kart, and Tricia, among others, releases March 4. Taking its name from award-winning group Newsboys’ hit single “God’s Not Dead,” the Pure Flix movie follows college freshman Josh Wheaton who is challenged by his atheist philosophy professor to provide evidence of God’s existence to his skeptical classmates...
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Hillsong United
Republic Records teams with 20th Century Fox and LightWorkers Media, which is owned and operated by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, to release the original motion picture soundtrack album for the upcoming film, Son of God. The collection is available in stores in North America and Canada February 25 as well as via iTunes globally the same day. The online pre-order has recently gone live this past week here. Meanwhile, the movie will be released in theaters across the United States Friday February 28...
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*Friday, February 7, 2014*


Aaron Shust
Dove Award winning singer/songwriter Aaron Shust is set to headline The 'Morning Rises' Tour, presented by Compassion International and hitting more than 20 cities this spring. Joining Shust as special guests will be acclaimed pop-rockers MIKESCHAIR, acoustic-pop songwriter Jonny Diaz and newcomer Lauren Daigle. Kicking off March 14, in Lewistown, Penn., The Morning Rises Tour will travel to Columbus, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Carthage, Va.; Takoma Park, Md.; and more before wrapping up in Dawsonville, Ga. on May 4...
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Singer/songwriter Eva Kroon Pike will make her debut Saturday at the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular when the world's largest annual tour comes to Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Pike will share the event's lineup with Christian music heavyweights Newsboys, Lecrae, Plumb, Tenth Avenue North, Newsong and others. Nick Hall will speak and David Crowder will be a special guest. Pike is being featured as the tour's "New Artist" on the Atlanta stage...
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*Thursday, February 6, 2014*


Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated artist and 42nd Annual Dove Awards' "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, will perform her new single "Write Your Story" live on ABC's "Good Morning America" when she makes her national morning TV debut on February 13. Additionally, she'll unveil a portion of "When The Crazy Kicks In" from her forthcoming third studio album, If We're Honest, due out on April 22. "Write Your Story," released to radio on January 3, is already Top 10 at NCA after just one month. Today Battistelli joins Sanctus Real on "The Hands of God 2014 Tour" in Fayetteville, AR, followed by the Word...
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The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic was honored this week with a 2014 JUNO Award nomination for their new, critically acclaimed album, Heart. The album is nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year and follows the band's JUNO win in that same category last year for their full-length debut, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)...
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Mediaskare Records is pleased to announce the addition of California's REFORMERS to its roster of artists. The band's first Mediaskare release will be their debut full-length album 'Abolish', which is set to hit stores and digital retailers on April 29th. A lyric video for the track "Belligerence", which will appear on the album, has been posted online and can be seen at http://youtu.be/KVRakZkE970...
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*Wednesday, February 5, 2014*


Red
RED returns with a unique mini-album of "recalibrated" songs from their best-selling album "Release The Panic". This edition includes six songs from "Release The Panic" that now have RED's signature strings, orchestrations, and other new elements added to the original tracks PLUS one new unreleased song from the "Release The Panic" sessions called "Run and Escape." This edition, releasing April 8, will provide RED's insatiable fans a new way to experience the music but this time even more...
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Tooth & Nail Records is proud to announce the addition to their acclaimed roster with the signing of Australian foursome New Empire. Hailing from Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, New Empire is excited to take their music around the world. Celebrating their label signing, Tooth & Nail Records is giving away the band's song "Relight The Fire." Click here to get the single and watch the music video, which already has over 1 million views...
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Jamie Grace
GRAMMY® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace is celebrating an impressive street week performance for her album Ready To Fly which released last week. The sophomore effort more than doubled the performance of her debut EP, Hold Me, and was declared a “coming of age record…preparing to do life cranked all the way up to eleven” by Worship Leader Magazine...
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Erica Campbell will exclusively debut her new music video "Help," this Monday on VH1 Soul and VH1.com. The video, created by legendary and iconic director Bille Woodruff, will premiere at 6:00am EST on VH1 Soul and will run every hour (on the hour) all day. The video will also be available on line exclusively on VH1.com...
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City on a Hill announces the release of Acts of God, a full-length feature film, cinematic, six-episode small group study and six-week sermon series that address perhaps the greatest human question of all - the question of suffering. If God is good, why does He allow so much pain in the world? This is a question not often talked about in church, but Acts of God addresses it head on and doesn't offer trite answers...
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*Tuesday, February 4, 2014*


Rend Collective Experiment
Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective made a recent theological breakthrough as a band that is changing everything about their approach to music and life: seriousness is not a fruit of the spirit, but joy is. The appropriate response to the heightened understanding led to a sonically innovative message on its fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, releasing globally from Integrity Music March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)...
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Silverline
The first annual "Shine A Light Tour" will launch on March 12th, 2014. The line up marks the first major headline tour for Silverline as they support their highly successful release, Lights Out that released in April. Additionally, pop artist, Shonlock, pop group, Loftland and recent winners to The Shine A Light Tour contest, LNYX will all join the tour. The tour will hit over 20 U.S. major markets. Gospel For Asia, Zane Guitars, DREAM Records, Immerse 2014, Converge Music and Not Of The World Clothing will all be joining as sponsors for the tour...
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Sumerlin
North Carolina rock band Sumerlin is excited today to announce the release of their latest album, Runaways! This week only, purchase Runaways and receive their previous release Motives (Deluxe) for free! "Motives (Deluxe)" includes seven tracks plus two bonus tracks including a remix of their top hit, "The Fallback" by popular Christian rock band, Scientist titled, "The Fallback (SCI Mobile Lab Remix)". All you have to do is email a copy or picture of your receipt to info.dreammusicgroup[at]gmail.com and DREAM Records will send...
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BEC Recordings announces a new addition to their roster with the signing of Florida natives Among the Thirsty. The band will release their debut radio single, "What Love Looks Like," on February 14. Click here to check out the band's single on iTunes. Among The Thirsty was established in Clearwater, FL in 2008 when the band began touring together...
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Flame
Since releasing three short months ago, Flame's seventh album, Royal Flush, continues to make an impact. Flame was featured on FOX NEWS' national television program, Spirited Debate, and more recently The Source magazine, Lee Bailey's Electronic Urban Report, and 100 Huntley Street. The Source, one of the top Hip-Hop magazines in the U.S. known for their exclusive devotion to urban culture, dedicated a feature spread to Flame...
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Wyoming rock/metal act on the rise, Righteous Vendetta, kicked off a U.S. run with American Head Charge last week, "Shoot Tour Part III." Checking in on the way to the band's show last night in Oklahoma City, vocalist Ryan Hayes said "I'm writing as we travel down an ice covered interstate on the way to our third show with American Head Charge. The first two shows were great. Like usual, it's awesome to meet and play with bands we were listening to in our youth. What's even greater is the fact that we are heading toward the Southwest, which means warm!...
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Since its inception, ProjectInspired.com has been a defining compass for guiding young women as they mature into wise, Godly women. Continuing their goal to encourage discussion on culture and Christianity, today the site is launching the first in a series that will explore hot topics among youth today, kicking off with views from four Christian influencers on the subject of modesty. The round table discussion can be found here: http://www.projectinspired.com/modesty-roundtable/...
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*Monday, February 3, 2014*


Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil
Today, Steve Taylor announced to his Kickstarter campaign backers that Peter Furler Band and Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil will Co-Headline a special Spring Tour, called The Perfect Tour. Both bands are releasing new albums this spring as well, starting with Peter Furler Band's Sun and Shield on March 11 and Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil's to follow sometime in April. The Spring tour will launch April 26 and run until May 25. Earlier today, the Jesusfreakhideout.com staff also announced their 8th annual "Highlighting" picks in which they select their most anticipated projects of the new year, and both bands placed high on the list. Click here to check out the staff's top 15 picks from January 1 to the end of June...
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JoC
The Justice Conference, a two-day annual event that focuses on justice-related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and human rights, will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles and at satellite locations across the country on February 21-22, 2014. Dr. Bernice King will join the country's leading justice and human rights advocates as a speaker in the fourth annual conference, organized by World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals...
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Centricity Music’s new rock band, Carrollton (formerly Mosteller), will release their debut EP, Breathe In Deep, on February 11th. The project features nine original songs written or co-written by members of the band who were joined by some of the most respected songwriters in Christian music, including David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters), Sam Mizell, Justin Ebach, Matt Armstrong and Josh Bronleewe, among others. Breathe In Deep was produced by Paul Moak (Third Day, Matt Maher) and was recorded in Nashville at Smoakstack Studio. The first single, "Pass You By," goes for adds at radio on Feb 7th...
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Hawk Nelson
This marks the 7th year for Christian music festival, Raise The Praise (RTP). The festival features national acts such as Hawk Nelson along with the best in independent emerging artists. Past artists have included national and international artists: FireFlight, Stellar Kart, Tricia Brock of Superchick, Heart Of Saints, and Philip Renner. Hawk Nelson, a Dove, Grammy and Juno nominated band will headline Raise The Praise Festival this year. They had a break out year in 2013 with their song "Words" being in Top 10 for over 35 weeks...
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