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July, 2009


*Friday, July 31st 2009*

Mark Schultz
Platinum-selling, Dove Award winning singer/songwriter, Mark Schultz, received multiple standing ovations as the featured recording artist at this month’s Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Saturday Morning Meeting in Bentonville, AR. An honor reserved for only a select few recording artists, last month’s featured artist was Trace Adkins. Schultz was invited to appear at this exclusive executive gathering July 18 in preparation for the release of his highly anticipated, fifth studio album, Come Alive, releasing Aug. 25 on Word Records. Walmart VP of Entertainment Merchandising, Greg Hall, introduced Schultz, who opened with “What It Means To...
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SCC
This coming Tuesday, August 4th, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) daily program, the "700 Club," will air a very special segment on the grand opening of Maria's Big House Of Hope. A local Chinese film crew was on hand to capture the opening, held July 2nd in Luoyang, China. The unique piece will feature Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman, their family and friends for the much-anticipated opening, named in honor of their daughter, Maria Sue. Funded by Show HOPE, this 60,000 square foot, six-story facility...
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*Thursday, July 30th 2009*

Underoath
UNDEROATH will perform “Too Bright To See, Too Loud to Hear”--their ambient and most-accessible single to date--as well as the epic and brutal track “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures” today, Thursday, July 30 on FUEL TV’s “The Daily Habit” at 9:00pm ET/PT and 12:00 AM ET/PT. Check out the group’s two-song performance again on Friday, July 31 at (12:00 AM ET/PT, 8:30 AM ET/PT and 3:00 PM ET/PT). For more information, visit: www.fuel.tv/TheDailyHabit...
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Selah
You Deliver Me, the long-awaited seventh recording from Gold-selling Dove Award-winning Curb artist Selah, is slated to bow August 25. The group’s most personal recording to date, You Deliver Me was produced by Dove Award winners Bernie Herms, Jason Kyle, Todd Smith and Allan Hall. The album’s 15 cuts feature beloved hymns, favorite worship songs and newly-penned selections, all arranged and presented in the group’s signature style. Selah’s first recording in more than three years, You Deliver Me follows a...
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Tony LeBron, a 32-year-old bilingual worship leader from Boca Raton, FL was crowned the winner of season four the American Idol®-style talent search TV series Gospel Dream last night on the Gospel Music Channel television network. LeBron was chosen over Robert Mauti, 26 of Nashville, TN, and NeVar Massey, 34 from Hampton, GA in the dramatic season finale. The theme for the Gospel Dream’s fourth season has been The Greatest...
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1000 Generations recently wrapped up a 13-city radio tour that began July 20, visiting stations across the Midwest to promote the August 4 national release of their highly anticipated worship album, Turn Off The Lesser Lights. Band members Steven and Amanda Potaczek hit multiple stations each day, giving interviews to discuss the driving passion behind the new project and their inspiration that birthed the lyrics. "It was a crazy week. We found ourselves driving to radio stations...
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Integrity Music announces the release of iWORSHIP Hymns: The Essential Collection on August 4. The latest addition to the platinum-selling iWORSHIP series of CDs, DVDs and resource materials features for the first time classic hymns in addition to contemporary worship music. iWORSHIP Hymns features top worship artists such as Travis Cottrell, Israel Houghton and Paul Baloche along with worship teams like...
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Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Brouwer will headline the Houston Dynamo Faith & Family Night, to be held Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 pm at UH Robertson Stadium. Brouwer and band will perform in concert following the Dynamo’s soccer match against DC United. In addition, Faith & Family Night will also feature a number of Dynamo players who will share their testimony following the game. 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup Champions, the Houston Dynamo is currently ranked #1 in the league according to...
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In an effort to bring attention to the growing epidemic of gang violence, hip-hop artist Bobby Bishop has released a music video entitled "Please" from the new Chosen/Executive/Universal Music CD, Everyday Man. Bishop wrote the song after gang-related shootings outside his home near Boston threatened his family. "I've had the privilege of reaching out to the local gang population here in my neighborhood for some years now," says Bishop. "We purchased our home in order to be available to our neighborhood youth. We have offered an open-door policy for neighborhood...
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*Wednesday, July 29th 2009*

August Burns Red
JFH News Shorts featuring August Burns Red, Britt Nicole, Ruth, Sarah Reeves, War Of Ages: August Burns Red announced yesterday, "Go watch the world premiere of our brand new video for "Meddler" on our MySpace page! The song is off our brand new album "Constellations" which is available in stores and online now! \ Tell us what you think about the video." Check it out now here! Britt Nicole's new album THE LOST GET FOUND, set to release on August 11th, is now available to pre-order at iTunes...
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Ruth
Last fall heartfelt rockers Ruth released a successful sophomore album, "Anorak," which garnered the band such praise as "one of the best acts on Tooth & Nail Records' star-studded roster." Now the band so many have fallen in love with is back with "The Covers EP" featuring five covered tunes ranging from Buddy Holly to Coldplay (track listing below). "The Covers EP" will be available digitally on August 25, 2009. Yesterday the first single "Fix You" (Coldplay) was digitally released on iTunes. On August 11th, "Everyday" (Buddy Holly) will be released...
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Family Force 5
FAMILY FORCE 5 has ruled the road for quite a while now, on the AP and WARPED tours, powering the rise of their DANCE OR DIE album. This fast-rising FORCE in alternative music is set to embark on their very own DANCE RAWR DANCE 3 tour. Starting in mid-September, the band will set out on the road with hot support acts, Breathe Carolina and Cash Cash along with openers, Queens Club and iRival...
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Avalon
While Avalon is certainly proud of their past (21 chart-topping singles, 6 Dove Awards, 3 Grammy nominations and an American Music Award), it sure would be easy for the quartet to rest on their laurels and continue to offer their known slick brand of vocal pop. But they are now Reborn, their aptly titled brand new project, slated for release on September 15th (E1 Music). It is important to note that the similarity between any previous Avalon albums and Reborn...
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*Tuesday, July 28th 2009*

Blindside
The New Album by Blindside will be released worldwide in the first half of 2010 Recording will take place in Los Angeles in September with Grammy-nominated producer and longtime friend: Mr. Howard Benson Blindside will perform at two events in the states this year: Aug 29 – Las Vegas, NV Exit Festival and Sept 5 – Albuquerque, NM Freedom Fest...
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TFK
With a little over a month until fans will get their hands on the fifth studio album Welcome to the Masquerade from rockers Thousand Foot Krutch, a new single from the forthcoming project is made available today on iTunes. The single "Fire It Up" is the second single fans have heard from the new CD as the first single, "Bring Me to Life," was a free download with the Taco Bell "Feed The Beat" program earlier this Spring. "Fire It Up" is a high-energy...
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Jason Gray
Excitement is building around the release of the new CD from Jason Gray, Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, which hits stores September 1, 2009. Due to overwhelming fan demand, Jason will be offering multiple deluxe editions of the album online with options that include trips to Seoul Korea, a minivan or even the shirt off of his back. “Really, the deluxe editions of Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue is all about giving Jason's fans what they want,” says Steve Ford, Vice President, Sales and Marketing...
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Hawk Nelson
"Live Life Loud is really about encouraging our fans to do just that. To live your life loud, to embrace all that life brings your way and experience every moment of it to the fullest extent. This is the message we want our fans to come away with after they hear the album." -- Hawk Nelson bassist Daniel Biro. Recorded in Nashville, TN, Hawk Nelson enlisted producer Steve Wilson to craft what was to become a 12-song set that sweeps from the manic to the mellow and all points in between. Live Life Loud was recorded in two separate sessions...
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Chynna Phillips, one third of the pop supergroup Wilson Phillips, announces a new phase in her music career as she joins independently-famed singer/songwriter Vaughan Penn to form the duo “Chynna & Vaughan.” The group’s debut album titled, One Reason, releases Oct. 6 on Reunion Records, an imprint of Christian music’s Provident Label Group. Phillips and Penn first met in 2007 and although their musical career paths were distinctive and unique, Chynna & Vaughan...
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Cool Hand Luke
Yesterday, Mark Nicks of Cool Hand Luke made some exciting announcements, including a special reunion performance this Friday! "2009 marks the 10th anniversary of Cool Hand Luke’s self-released ep, “so far…” To commemorate the occasion, you can now download “so far…” and the self-released full-length “I Fought Against Myself” for the first time ever. Both of these albums have been out of print for several years now, but you can get your very own digital copies at iTunes and other...
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Beatmart Recordings, the label that brought you polished releases from Soul P., Japhia Life, Rob Hodge, and Eric Cross will be offering its entire instrumental catalog for digital download on 7/28/09. The tracks will be available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon.com, and all major online distribution sites. “At Beatmart, we want to reinvent ourselves by investing greater into the individual consumer through the digital space. We want to share our assets with the people and offer our help in getting them where they want to go musically,” Beatmart president Todd Collins said...
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Abandon Kansas
This week, Gotee Records and indie pop/rock band Abandon Kansas announced the recent signing of the band to the label. A FREE download of the band's song "I Wonder If It's Me" is available on gotee.com for all registered users. You can listen to that song as well as the song "Make Believe" at MySpace.com/AbandonKansas. This morning, the band announced the partnership... "We are excited to announce that we have officially joined the Gotee Records family. This band has been around for several years and label offers have come and gone. We finally found a label that fits who we are as musicians and who we are as dudes...
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The SESSIONS Conference, an intensive, one-day seminar for regional independent recording artists, will be presented in six cities around the country this fall. Created by Andrew Patton, president of Nashville-based Patton House Entertainment, attendees will receive a wealth of practical tips and tools for launching or furthering a music career. In addition to Patton, the SESSIONS Conference will feature seminars led by Grammy Award-winning...
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*Monday, July 27th 2009*

Hawk Nelson
JFH News Shorts featuring Hawk Nelson, Family Force 5, Take It Back!: With the September 22 release of Live Life Loud approaching quickly, Hawk Nelson has posted four preorder options on their official webstore! The band will be releasing the album art officially tomorrow, but you can get a glimpse of the cover in the webstore today (featuring Jason's pet pug!). Check it out and preorder today! http://hawknelsonstore.skyroo.com/s/hawknelson/. Today, the guys filmed a brand new video for the album's title cut...
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Integrity Music announces the August 4th U.S. release of Faith+Hope+Love, the latest CD and DVD from Sydney, Australia’s Hillsong Live. The Faith+Hope+Love recording features Hillsong worship team members Darlene Zschech, Joel Houston, Brooke Ligertwood and Dove Award winning writer Reuben Morgan. Together with Andrew Crawford, Houston and Morgan also co-produced the album...
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Leeland
Grammy® nominee and GMA Dove Award winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath and Grammy®-nominated progressive rock act, Leeland, will co-headline the Follow You Tour in 43-cities this fall, featuring special guest Francesca Battistelli. The Follow You Tour introduces new music from Leeland’s anticipated third album titled Love Is On The Move releasing Aug. 25, and Heath’s award-winning sophomore album What If We, featuring his Dove Award-winning...
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Seabird
Credential Recordings break-out artist Seabird wraps its summer tour stint with Jars of Clay to join new Atlantic Records band Meese and Universal Motown group Barcelona on the road through late August. Seabird will also return to the studio this fall for its highly-anticipated sophomore release, in stores December 2009. Kicking off Monday, July 27, at Nashville’s Exit In, Seabird will open for Denver-based band Meese, who released its full-length debut...
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*Sunday, July 26th 2009*

Haste The Day
Metalcore giants Haste The Day are making their third journey to Australian shores this September. Haste The Day will be joined by Shadows Chasing Ghosts (UK) and Melbourne’s Forgiven Rival on an epic journey from Sept 10th to 20th around our country. Haste The Day will be performing both 18+ and All ages shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Sydney, as well as making an appearance at the NSW Big Exo Day on Sept 19th. Whether you’ve been a fan of Haste the Day since the band’s inception in 2001...
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*Friday, July 24th 2009*

Nevertheless
Today, indie rock band Nevertheless announced the release of a new independent EP for August 18th. The EP, titled When I'm With You, is a collection of love songs the guys wrote for their wives and displays a raw acoustic pop feel. About the EP, the band writes, "Ah yes, love is in the air... and by love I mean Nevertheless... and by Nevertheless I mean that we wrote some songs about falling in love for our new EP. We are excited that we could finally put up some new music for you all! We are busy writing for our third full length record now, but we wanted you to have some new tunes to enjoy the rest of your summer with...
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*Thursday, July 23rd 2009*

David Crowder Band
GMA Dove winners and former MSN “Artist of the Year” David Crowder*Band will release their fifth studio album, Church Music, on Sept. 22 from sixstepsrecords and EMI CMG Label Group. Aptly titled, the band hopes their self-produced recording will prompt listeners to recognize the continual evolvement of music within the church as well as transport them into an awareness that we exist within the very presence of God, therefore allowing Church Music to happen anywhere...
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TFK
Tooth & Nail Records' Thousand Foot Krutch sadly announces that they will not be performing at Creation Northwest this Friday due to frontman Trevor McNevan's emergency surgery late yesterday evening. McNevan was taken to the emergency room for appendicitis, which resulted in an routine appendectomy around 8 p.m.. The band issued this statement about their unfortunate cancellation of their Creation appearance. "We are saddened that we're not able to rock out with our fans at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater...
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pureNRG
pureNRG’s eagerly awaited new CD, The Real Thing, has hit the highest mark in the group’s three-year career for first week sales, with 21,545 total units sold, giving the group the high ranking of #20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Christian Soundscan chart. “We are thrilled at the street-week success of pureNRG’s latest release,” states Rod Riley, COO of Word Entertainment. “I’m proud of Jordan, Caroline and Carolyne and excited to see fans engage in their music and message in such...
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*Wednesday, July 22nd 2009*

RSJ
JFH News Shorts featuring Rebecca St. James, Nevertheless, Joy Williams, As Cities Burn, Tree63, Abel: "Anticipation in building towards the November release of Rebecca's first ever leading role in the film, "Sarah's Choice." In it, Rebecca portrays a successful young single business woman on the fast track to making her dreams come true when she discovers she's pregnant outside of marriage. A moving testimony on the realities of life...
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toby
Grammy ® Award winning artist, TobyMac is ready to release his first single off of his upcoming album slated to release in 2010. “City On Our Knees” will go for radio adds Aug. 14 and will gave fans a taste of what to expect off of his new record. Check out this new news with TobyMac’s summer exclusive deal!! Now Portable Sounds will also be available at the discounted price of $5 at Family Christian stores along with Lifeway...
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Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson Loves TOMS Shoes! Check out the newly posted YouTube Video with Hawk Nelson and TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. Click here to view the video. Help Hawk Nelson raise shoes for Haiti by purchasing TOMS Shoes. Please view the video for details and PASS IT ON. Hawk Nelson is gearing up for their fourth studio album on Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings on September...
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*Tuesday, July 21st 2009*

Stryper
Legendary Christian rock band Stryper will kick off their 25th Anniversary Tour in September, touring throughout the U.S. before heading out on an international run in early 2010. In addition to their hits and fan favorites, Stryper will perform songs from their latest studio album Murder by Pride (Big3 Records) which was released today - twenty-five years to the day after the release of their debut EP, The Yellow and Black Attack...
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BarlowGirl
BarlowGirl, the critically-acclaimed three sister rock band, gears up for their highly anticipated fourth project on Fervent Records, Love & War. The album releases September 22, 2009 and once again teams BarlowGirl with renowned producer, Otto Price (GRITS, dcTalk). Love & War focuses on the hope and passionate love we have for God while at the same time dealing with the struggles...
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Family Force 5
JFH News Shorts featuring Family Force 5, Pillar, Thousand Foot Krutch: Today, Alternative Press posted on Twitter an announcement of what they're calling the official cut for Family Force 5's much hyped and anticipated "Dance Or Die" music video. While it doesn't look much different than the video leaked earlier this month, the source seems official enough to be the real deal this time. Check out the video below from MTVU...
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Fee
After being released to iTunes ® earlier this morning, the newest single from Fee, “Glory to God Forever,” has shot to the No. 1 spot on iTunes ® Christian and Gospel Singles chart. “Glory to God Forever” is from Fee’s new album Hope Rising, due out on Oct. 6 on INO Records. The first single is reflective of Fee’s knack for writing rousing songs of praise begging for a corporate worship setting...
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*Monday, July 20th 2009*

Leeland
GRAMMY and Dove-nominated progressive rock act, Leeland will release its third studio album, Love Is On The Move on August 25. For the first time, Leeland teams up with award-winning, veteran producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band) and reunites with co-producer Steve Wilson (Fish, Hawk Nelson) who co-wrote three songs on Leeland’s debut, including the title cut “Sound of Melodies.” As Leeland continues to influence a generation of new worshippers, the album’s title track marks a clear mission statement for Leeland, which poetically unfolded during the writing process...
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toby
This summer TobyMac is offering a summer exclusive deal as he shares his 3rd studio album, Portable Sounds with music lovers across the world and encourages his fans to do the same. Available now until late August, Portable Sounds is being sold for only $5 in Lifeway and Mardel Bookstores as well as musichristian.com. The album will become available for this discounted price in additional stores as the summer continues. To see which stores are participating in this sale, visit www.Tobymac.com and http://www.myspace.com/tobymac where you can also check out a personal video from TobyMac sharing all the...
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Joshua Fest, the popular three-day, camp-style rock festival, has partnered with Syntax Records for a sixth straight year. The label has been affiliated with the event since its inception. In addition to running the official Joshua Fest merchandise booth, offering a physical version of their QualityJunk.com music store, and helping to market and promote the event, Syntax will be contributing musical talent. Alongside a lineup of Mxpx, Family Force Five, Emery, Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, Falling Up...
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MELROSE Music Group (Universal) announces Nationwide Release. The son of a preacher JAVEN is an anointed singer and song writer with a universal appeal. Keeping the Faith, JAVEN’s debut CD with Melrose Music Group is a strong introduction into the craft and musical prowess of this highly regarded artist. JAVEN, now based in Los Angeles, has the amazing ability to balance a career in music, ministry, and film. He combines his talents to reach both young and old alike. JAVEN’s audience is as culturally diverse as the sound of his music...
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*Thursday, July 16th 2009*

Skillet
As they prepare for the August 25th release of their already-critically acclaimed CD “AWAKE” (Atlantic/Ardent/INO), the GRAMMY® nominated outfit SKILLET is celebrating a new #1 Rock single with “HERO” and has announced plans for their 50 city “AWAKE & ALIVE” fall tour, which will feature Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down and The Letter Black (see details on each band below). On the heels of fall and spring legs of their “COMATOSE” tour, which saw an average of 70% of their shows sell out and also...
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Brandon Heath
Brandon Heath, Christian music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, garners his third career radio No. 1 single this week with “Wait And See.” Topping Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart, “Wait And See,” is the second single released from Heath’s GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album What If We, following the blockbuster, Dove Award Song of the Year smash “Give Me Your Eyes.” Heath first landed atop AC radio in 2007 with “I’m Not Who I Was” from his debut album Don’t Get Comfortable...
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Switchfoot
JFH News Shorts featuring Switchfoot, Matt Redman, Robbie Seay Band: Switchfoot's Hello Hurricane acknowledges the storms that tear through our lives,” states Switchfoot singer and songwriter Jon Foreman. “This album is an attempt to respond to those storms with an element of hope, trying to understand what it means to be hopeful in a world that keeps on spinning.” With Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot is set to thrive in 2009 with a newfound independence: a new home studio HQ, a new...
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The encouraging music from VSR Music Group's duo Chris And Conrad is making a nationwide impact. Their debut single, "Lead Me To The Cross," is a hit at radio as well as at retail by charting on three radio formats while obtaining over 10,000 downloads, just in the past few weeks. The single is top 10 in airplay at networks K-LOVE and WAY-FM, with over 90 reporting stations currently airing the single. Currently, "Lead Me To The Cross" is #2 at AC-Inspo, #6 AC-Indicator, and is #24 on CHR, making it a three-format hit and successfully introducing Chris And Conrad to listeners everywhere...
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*Wednesday, July 15th 2009*

John Reuben
John Reuben and Gotee Records are pleased to announce the upcoming project Sex Drugs and Self-Control with the release of four videos and audio singles monthly exclusively through iTunes. Tuesday launched the debut song “Town Folk”, available in both video and audio formats. Shortly after, on August 18, the song and video for “Jamboree” will also be released...
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Brandon Heath
Grammy® nominee and GMA Dove Award winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brandon Heath and Grammy®-nominated progressive rock act, Leeland, will co-headline the Follow You Tour in 43-cities this fall, featuring special guest Francesca Battistelli. The Follow You Tour introduces new music from Leeland’s anticipated third album titled Love Is On The Move releasing Aug. 25, and Heath’s award-winning sophomore album What If We, featuring his Dove Award-winning Song of the Year “Give Me Your Eyes” and Christian AC radio’s current No.1 song “Wait And See.” The high-profile touring event kicks off at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska, September 23 and wraps up on November 22 at Samford University in Birmingham, AL...
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Todd Agnew
Inspired by recent life changes and learning experiences, Todd Agnew will release his fifth studio project Need Oct. 6 on Ardent/INO Records. Speaking into the title Need, Agnew says, “Once we finished recording this record, I looked back at it trying to find the theme running throughout. I started to realize how much of this project is about need. My need to be loved. My need for answers. My need for assurance. Our need to worship. Our need to be rescued, redeemed...
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Kutless
Kutless has been recording their second worship project "It Is Well," which is set to release October 20th on BEC Recordings. This is sure to be a fan favorite as "Strong Tower" was so widely received. Read the band's journal on the heart behind this project. The Letter Black -- has been in the studio with Toby Wright working on the CD that will come out in September. The album is currently being mixed by JR McNeely. They performed recently at Cornerstone. Visit their MySpace for other concerts near you...
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*Tuesday, July 14th 2009*

Switchfoot
Today, Switchfoot announced the preorder specials and revealed the cover art for the band's upcoming October release, Hello Hurricane... "Hello Hurricane acknowledges the storms that tear through our lives...this album is an attempt to respond to those storms with an element of hope, trying to understand what it means to be hopeful in a world that keeps on spinning." - Jon Foreman...
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Mikeschair
It's been said that the music of MIKESCHAIR demands attention; that it entertains as well as inspires those who listen. You already know this if you've heard their top 5 hit single, "Can't Take Away," which is being played on radio stations nationwide, or if you have your very own copy of their self-titled CD just released today from Curb Records. No matter what, these talented four young men - Mike Grayson, Sam Tinnesz, Jesse Hale, and Jon Haire - agree in stating that their music inspires action to change the world through love...
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mewithoutYou
Fans of mewithoutYou will get to see another side of the Philly experimental band this fall when the Weiss Family hits the road this August for a tour with Damien Jurado and Psalters. MewithoutYou just completed a sold-out US tour and will be taking to the road with an intimate version of the group, offering audiences an alternate take on their classic songs. Look for a few surprises, friends and additional instrumentalists as well...
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JoC
Creation Festivals, the nation's largest Christian music festival and the premier name in Christian music events, is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Creation Festival: The Tour. Kicking off on September 17th, the "mini Creation Festival on wheels" will allow fans across the country to experience one night of music, teaching, fun, and tremendous extras. The multi-Platinum and three time Grammy Award-winning band, Jars of Clay, will headline the 25+ city tour, along with rock-sensation, Thousand Foot Krutch. Audio Unplugged, featuring Mark Stuart and Will...
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John Reuben
JFH News Shorts featuring Flynn Adam, John Reuben, Living Sacrifice: Gotee Records hip hop artist John Reuben is finally releasing brand new tunes. As he prepares for his new full-length studio album, Sex, Drugs, and Self-Control on December 22, he will be releasing four new digital singles and music videos via iTunes, one each for the next four months. Starting TODAY with Town Folk, Reuben and Gotee will then release Jamboree on August 18th, Confident on September 15th, and Nobenah on October 20th. Check out "Town Folk" on iTunes now...
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Third Day
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY and AMA winning rock band Third Day announces the follow-up to one of its most successful outings ever with the fall leg of the 2009 "Revelation Tour." Continuing on the success of the spring's 35-city "Revelation Tour" which sold out more than one-third of its dates, this fall's powerhouse tour will feature special guests Glory Revealed. “When fans of the band who have seen us perform dozens of times over the years continue to tell us the...
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Matthew West
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matthew West celebrates 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1 with “The Motions,” the second chart-topping single from his current project, Something to Say. Additionally, West’s “Nothing to Say” documentary will premiere this Friday, July 17, on the Gospel Music Channel at 10:00 pm EST/9:00 pm CST. “The Motions” follows West’s debut hit from Something to Say, “You Are Everything,” which was the most played song of 2008. In addition to holding at No. 1 on Radio & Records’ Christian AC Monitored and the Billboard Christian chart for 13 weeks...
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After two decades of making music, acclaimed six time vocal group of the year and GRAMMY® nominated Diamond Rio are unveiling their 11th album and first full-length Christian record The Reason on Word Records on Sept. 22. Over the years, each member of Diamond Rio has heard God’s calling through a myriad of experiences and it’s those joys and challenges that are reflected in the songs on this new album. For example, member Dana Williams in the wake of his pastor’s death wrote the poignant...
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*Monday, July 13th 2009*

Pillar
Dove and GRAMMY nominated rock act Pillar recently completed recording its career-shifting sixth album Confessions (Essential/Provident) set to release September 22. In a bold move by one of Christian music's preeminent rock bands, Pillar reinvented its approach to songwriting and studio production, as well as half its line-up. The result: a rich, melodic, transparent yet hard-hitting project with weighty appeal. While lead singer Rob Beckley and guitarist Noah Henson have been the band's principal songwriters...
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Mac Powell
As a follow-up to their multiple Dove Award-winning 2007 release Glory Revealed: The Word of God in Worship, project visionaries Mac Powell (Third Day) and David Nasser (author/speaker) prepare for the release tomorrow of a second CD in the award-winning series by announcing dates for the Glory Revealed II Tour, kicking off August 19 in Nashville, Tenn. The new multi-artist worship album, titled Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship, comes to life this fall as an all-star roster of artists...
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*Friday, July 10th 2009*

RSJ
Rebecca St. James has wisely used the compelling “voice” that established her while still in her teens as one of contemporary Christian music’s most enduring signature artists, to continually bring spiritual encouragement to her generation and beyond. With an assembly of Grammy© and Dove Awards and the current promise of more new music to come, Rebecca’s voice next week will be serving her in her recurring role of best selling author at the International Christian Retail Show, being held in Denver...
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Hawk Nelson
JFH News Shorts featuring Hawk Nelson, Disciple, Showbread, Jeremy Camp: Hawk Nelson announced yesterday a unique event for July 24th that honors the efforts of TOMS Shoes. The write, "we wanted to make sure you were all aware that in 3 weeks (July 24th) we are going to be having a HAWK NELSON LOVES TOMS event at Teesie's Attic in Arlington, TX....make sure to come out! We'll kick it off at 3pm! CLICK HERE for more information....
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Emery
Giving rock fans a helping hand, Emery will be headlining Thee Summer Bailout Tour. The tour starts in Des Moines, IA on July 16th and wraps up in Richmond, VA on September 3rd – all this in support of their latest release, … In Shallow Seas We Sail, that hit stores on June 2nd. Also on Thee Summer Bailout Tour will be Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Closure In Moscow...
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Tenth Avenue North
Honored at this year’s GMA Dove Awards as the industry’s New Artist of the Year, Tenth Avenue North gears up for its first headlining tour launching on Sept. 3. Special guests include singer/songwriter Audrey Assad (EMICMG) and worship leader Brenton Brown (Survivor/Kingsway). While a full list of markets and venues have not yet been released, the “Inside and In Between” tour has been confirmed in five major cities including Indianapolis, Ind.; Omaha, Neb.; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX and Washington, DC...
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*Thursday, July 9th 2009*

Alternative worship band, The Glorious Unseen has just completed recording their sophomore album on BEC Recordings aptly titled "The Hope that Lies in You" releasing on August 25th. With a grassroots following from fans of hard rock bands like Underoath, Haste the Day, Classic Crime and mewithoutyou, The Glorious Unseen has written a new collection of authentic reflections dealing with the ups and downs of Christian life. This upcoming album serves as a battle cry of optimism in our increasingly pessimistic world. The Glorious Unseen wants to...
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Derek Webb
After nearly two months of silence, and several months of delay Derek Webb and INO Records are announcing the release of his newest album Stockholm Syndrome set to street Sept. 1, 2009. Over two years in the making, Webb co-produced Stockholm Syndrome with former Caedmon’s Call bandmate Josh Moore (Watermark, Bethany Dillon, Bun-B, Slim Thug). Stockholm Syndrome delivers everything listeners have come to expect from Derek Webb: killer pop hooks and lyrics as...
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Michael W. Smith
GRAMMY® award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith recently completed the highly successful European leg of his "New Hallelujah World Tour." While Smith's "World Tour" started May 18 in Ontario, Canada, the European run of 19 dates kicked off three days later in Finland. Along the way, Smith performed in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Holland before concluding in Paris, France on June 14...
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Sleeping Giant will be headlining a series of tour dates immediately following the Scream the Prayer Tour with support from For Today, The Ghost Inside and The World We Knew. The band is currently out on the 2nd annual Scream the Prayer Tour which also includes For Today, A Plea For Purging, Haste The Day, The Chariot and Oh Sleeper among others. Scream the Prayer is touring the country now through the end of July...
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*Wednesday, July 8th 2009*

Day Of Fire
JFH News Shorts featuring Day Of Fire, NEEDTOBREATHE, Sarah Reeves, Kutless: "This Saturday, 7/11/09, Day of Fire will join Luna Halo and The Motorflys at one of Nashville's premiere rock venues, 12th & Porter, to film a full concert of BRAND NEW MUSIC. This is your chance to hear all of the songs off of DOF's upcoming album, "Losing All," due out in early 2010. Day of Fire will play at 9:00pm SHARP! Please come early to get a space and be ready rock out for the cameras...
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Jeremy Camp
Making his passion known this past year with the release of "Speaking Louder Than Before," BEC Recordings artist Jeremy Camp is introducing his fall tour named after the recently released CD and with a purpose at hand. As his first headlining tour in almost two years, Camp will be joined by reigning Dove Female Artist of the Year Natalie Grant and label-mate Bebo Norman. The "Speaking Louder Than Before" The Tour is kicking off in Florida on September 10th (dates below). The tour will also be sponsored by Compassion International. Tickets for the anticipated tour will go on sale Friday, July 10th...
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downhere
Downhere, one of Christian music’s premiere rock bands, is scheduled to release their first full-length holiday album, How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas, October 6, 2009. The new project was produced by Downhere and will be distributed by Word Distribution. The idea to record their first Christmas CD grew over the years for Downhere as they performed several holiday concerts in their hometown of Franklin, TN, beginning in 2001. (Glenn Lavender is the only band member who still resides in Canada)...
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*Tuesday, July 7th 2009*

Skillet
JFH News Shorts featuring Skillet, August Burns Red, Matt Reman, Night Of Joy: Last night, Skillet announced the presale for their "Awake and Alive Tour" which begins this afternoon... "Beginning on Tuesday July 7th at 3pm, the first round of Skillet Awake and Alive Tour presales will be opened up to the general Skillet fan community for 48 hours only. You will not need to be a Panheads fan club member to purchase tickets during this period. Simply go to this Skillet Ticketing here to purchase tickets: https://tixx1.artistarena.com/skillet/...
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Big Idea
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This fall, Big Idea will unwrap its first new Christmas holiday DVD title in seven years, Saint Nicholas—A Story of Joyful Giving. The release will be supported by a comprehensive fourth-quarter marketing and promotional campaign targeting both Christian and general markets. Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, Saint Nicholas—A Story of Joyful Giving debuts October 3rd in the CBA through Word Distribution ($14.99 SRP) and October 6th in the general market through Genius Products...
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*Monday, July 6th 2009*

House Of Heroes
House Of Heroes latest full length CD The End Is Not The End out now is infiltrating the Christian radio charts with 3 singles ‘In The Valley of the Dying Sun" #1 on R&R Christian Rock, "Lose Control" #1 on CRW Chr istian Rock and #4 on R&R Christian Rock and "Code Name: Raven" #1 on R&R Christian Rock and CRW Christian Rock. The band also recently released The Acoustic End on Itunes, EP...
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*Saturday, July 4th 2009*

Family Force 5
JFH News Shorts featuring Family Force 5, Andrew Peterson, Pettidee: After months of buzz and hype over the next Family Force 5 music video, we received an email from "Chappy" today with a link for the highly anticipated new video. Check it out now over at TheDailyRock.com! Yesterday, the Andrew Peterson team announced some July tour dates... "Over the past 12 months, Andrew has performed over 40 free CD release shows. We traveled all over the Midwest last Fall, then covered the West (all the way from Prescott, AZ...
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*Friday, July 3rd 2009*

The Showdown
JFH News Shorts featuring The Showdown, Everyday Sunday, Group 1 Crew, Rebecca St. James: The Showdown announced a special acoustic benefit show today... "YO, we are playing a benefit show at the Coffee Company in downtown Elizabethton July 8. Music, Chili Dogs, and sweet T for everyone through the door! $5! The Goal is to raise money for Pats Place in Lima, Peru. Pats Place is a refuge for at-risk women and their children. Check Them out @ perupatsplace.blogspot.com All money is being sent directly to pats place!!!...
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*Thursday, July 2nd 2009*

Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North, recently named “New Artist of the Year” at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards, has collaborated with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association by filming an exclusive new music video for their hit song “By Your Side” to help promote and raise awareness of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team of crisis-trained chaplains. A portion of the video is shown on the latest Billy Graham Television Special, airing nationwide on Christian networks this...
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*Wednesday, July 1st 2009*

Britt Nicole
JFH News Shorts featuring Stavesacre, Britt Nicole, Gotee, Tooth & Nail, August Burns Red: Sparrow recording artist Britt Nicole stops by the WAY-FM studios in Franklin, Tenn. earlier this month as part of a 21-station radio tour to promote her new single, "The Lost Get Found." The song will be featured on her forthcoming sophomore release of the same title, in stores Aug. 11...
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Matt Redman
Known for having penned popular worship songs sung in churches across the world including “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Better Is One Day,” "You Never Let Go" and “Heart of Worship,” recording artist, Matt Redman encourages everyone to turn to worship in times of struggle on his seventh studio album We Shall Not Be Shaken. The project will release nationwide Aug. 25 via sixstepsrecords. We Shall Not Be Shaken is intentionally Psalm-like, using simple poetic lyrics to express unbreakable truth in an age of utter brokenness...
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Eleventyseven
With the release of the musical mayhem Adventures in Eville, powerpop trio Eleventyseven is set to make their mark on 2009. Their Sony/BMG Japan and Independent digital release continues with an element of ridiculous while retaining the ability to create a personal connection with their listeners. The trio of high school friends plan to connect worldwide as they travel overseas this fall to Japan. Released digitally June 30th, Adventures in Eville is nothing atypical of what Eleventyseven’s fans have come to know. The songs range from fictional fun songs that include cyborg robot squirrels and a sidekick dog named Grover Cleveland to the real-life topics of human relationships. “This record was written to remind people of how fun life can be if we just live it,” shares lead vocalist Matt Langston...
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toby
Camp Electric’s cool summertime ‘all access’ invitation for young musicians, ages 13-18 to ‘come rock’ in Nashville this week with top Christian artists and musicians has proven for a second year to be a unique, life-changing spiritual experience for many of the record 1,200 teens registered. “Kids literally jammed the altar call Monday night (29th) after David Nasser spoke—in fact we estimated more than 400 went forward to make first-time decisions or re-commitments to Christ,” noted John Sanders, President of Camp Electric and...
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Tal & Acacia
JFH News Shorts featuring Tal & Acacia, Hawk Nelson, NEEDTOBREATHE, Joy Williams, Thousand Foot Krutch: With two weeks to go until the release of Tal & Acacia's Essential Records debut, Wake Me, the label has decided to delay the album to give them more time to properly promote it. Oddly enough, no rescheduled release date has been made yet, but we'll keep the site updated as we hear anything. While this news stinks and seems rather miserable to come so close to its release date, rest assured we've heard the record and it's worth the wait! In the meantime, the label has made three songs from Wake Me available to download for FREE. Visit http://www.talandacacia.com/freemusic to get them now...
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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]
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Lecrae Let the Trap Say Amen [Reach]
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Plumb Beautifully Broken [Centricity]
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