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July, 2013


*Wednesday, July 31, 2013*

Nashville-based Trendency Records announces the signing of the ground breaking Gospel Rap group Gospel Gangstaz to a label and distribution deal. Forthcoming releases will be co-branded on Trendency Records and the group's Camp 8 label. California-based Christian rap group Gospel Gangstaz is comprised of former members of the notorious Crips and Bloods gangs. A near-tragic event set in motion a series of events which would turn the world of hip-hop on its virtual head when founder Mr. Solo accepted Christ after almost dying in a gang-related shooting. Current Gospel Gangstaz member Chille Baby later accepted Christ as a result...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases its highly anticipated and first-ever full-length studio recording, TIDES, Sept. 3 with global distribution through Fuel Distribution / Tonetree Music, plus physical distribution in the U.S. to Christian stores through New Day. Featuring original songs and music led by senior worship pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, and worship leaders Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, William Matthews, Matt Stinton and Hunter Thompson, the album is an expression of passionate emotion, anthemic declaration, and sometimes surprising experimentation...
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Nashville-based Voluminous Records announces the signing of Nu Metal band Mayfly to a label and distribution deal. The band is currently working on its 7-track debut EP slated to release the first quarter of 2014. The first single "Eternal Respiration" will be released in late September of this year. Mayfly is a high energy, original hard rock band out of Troy, Ohio. The four members include Jared Lacey (vocals), Joel "Swamp Fox" Holycross (guitar), Tony Joe "Bertolli" Ford (bass), and Adam Thompson (drums). Formed in 2011...
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Texas metalcore outfit Mouth of the South is giving their fans the chance to scream their hearts out. The band has launched a vocal cover contest of their hit track "Uprooted". The track can be found on their July release Transparency, which hit #10 on the metal charts...
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*Tuesday, July 30, 2013*

Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys plans to “take the music further” than ever before with their new album, Restart, set to hit stores on September 10. Boasting a discography of 16 records and over eight million albums sold, Restart will be the third studio album with Michael Tait at the helm and combines the pop, worship and rock that fans embraced from the first two albums, Born Again and God's Not Dead. In the nearly four years since Tait joined the band, over 650,000 records have been sold, while five singles have attained No. 1 status on the radio charts. Musically, the Newsboys are driven to recast...
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Building429
The award-winning pop/rock bands Building 429 and The Afters will perform a benefit concert at John Handley High School's Patsy Cline Theatre in Winchester, Virginia, on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Profits from the high energy show, also featuring Hawk Nelson and special guest Finding Favour, will benefit the John Handley High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (JHHS FCA). "FCA fund-raisers support college scholarships, Christian Athletic Camp leadership experiences and club expenses. The FCA exists to promote Christ's example and teachings as a positive...
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Jonathan Thulin has been a very busy person. After finishing a tour in Sweden w/ Charmaine on the Love/War Tour, it was just announced that he will be performing on the JCTV Tour this fall with PRESS PLAY, Manic Drive, Silverline and Speaker, Sean Park (for tickets: JCTVTour.com) sponsored by JCTV, NewReleaseTuesday.com, WorldVision and Not Of This World Clothing. On top of it at all, his single, "Dead Come To Life" (Feat. Charmaine) is now the #3 song on Hot AC / CHR, and is the most voted by the fans 4 weeks in a row on their top 10 weekend. This week, his live performance, he shot back in March at Air1's studios, is now featured this week on the front of Air1.com. For those wanting to hear a very stripped down version of the song that showcases Jonathan's true vocal ability check it out here...
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*Monday, July 29, 2013*

7eventh Time Down
BEC Recordings announces the sophomore release, Just Say Jesus, from the Kentucky-based rockers 7eventh Time Down on September 3. This album is the follow-up to their label debut, Alive In You, which released in 2011. Just Say Jesus is preluded by the title track and radio single that is currently climbing the charts. The single is charting on the National Christian Audience chart with 1.9 million audience impressions as well as it debuted this week at AC Indicator and continues to move up on the Hot AC/ CHR chart. Fans can purchase the single on iTunes now. Click here for the album cover and tracklisting...
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On June 25th, Reflection Music Group released Tony Tillman's second national project, "The Tillman EP," which immediately started to climb every chart within reach. In the first week of release, the EP charted at #2 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel charts, #2 on the Amazon.com Christian and Gospel charts, #19 on Amazon.com's mainstream Hip Hop chart and #19 on the Billboard Gospel chart. "This has been amazing," says Doc Watson, the head of Reflection Music Group, Tillman...
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The Sonflowerz, known for their worshipful and inspiring pop songs, including "My Adoration" and "By Faith," have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of a new EP as well as a devotional book and a ministry-focused, interactive tour for tween and teen-aged girls...
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*Friday, July 26, 2013*

Eighteen months in the making, Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith released last week (July 16) their highly anticipated and first musical collaboration, HOME, a worshipful, modern folk-pop collection from Jesus Culture Music. Already gathering critical acclaim, the album spent all week on top of the iTunes® "Christian/Gospel" chart while climbing all the way to No. 8 on the iTunes overall "Top Albums" chart. The album also lands this week at No. 1 on the overall Christian/Gospel Current Digital Albums and Worship Album Billboard retail charts...
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NewSong
"Who Loved You First," the new video from GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist NewSong, is slated to world premiere on USATODAY.com Monday, July 29, beginning at midnight. In conjunction with the premiere, USATODAY.com will post coverage on the video and song, including comments from NewSong's Matt Butler. The video may be viewed by accessing the Music area of the Life section, via the USATODAY.com homepage...
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*Thursday, July 25, 2013*

JoC
With the release of their new album Inland set for the end of August, NoiseTrade had Jars of Clay stop by for the refreshingly bare-boned NoiseTrade Eastside Manor Sessions. Striking a beautiful balance between seasoned talent and fresh-faced creativity, Jars of Clay crafted a stunning set of songs that is both impressive and inspired. From the controlled agitation of "Loneliness & Alcohol" to the somber ebb and flow of "Fall Asleep," this session flawlessly runs the sonic and emotional gamut. In the band's newsletter, also released today, they added "And since it is FREE (or with a tip- if you are so inclined)...
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The City Harmonic
Internationally acclaimed band, The City Harmonic, is set to release globally its highly anticipated sophomore album, HEART, September 3 through Integrity Music. The 14 songs on HEART are underscored by the cinematic and communal aesthetic prominent in all of the band's music while building from where the band left off with its widely acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home). Reflecting life lived by the band members since their full-length debut, the new album shifts from the dream of what could and should be to the complexities of how to follow the true humanity of Christ's example in the world...
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Petra
To celebrate their illustrious 40-year career, Christian rock band, Petra, will release an exclusive CD project on July 30 featuring the band’s biggest and most-loved songs. The standard edition of 40th Anniversary will include 27 of Petra’s hits, while the deluxe edition (digital copy only) will include 37 songs. Both versions include a new recording titled “Holy Is Your Name.” “’Holy Is Your Name’ is a thank you to all our fans, but mostly a thanks to God for all the wonderful years...
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Worship artist, Darrell Evans premiered his brand new lyric video for his single, "Unto The King" today on the DREAM RECORDS YouTube Channel. The single, which was serviced to AC Radio this week, is his first single off his highly anticipated album titled, Awesome God Is He, coming out September 24th. Darrell recorded his new album with producer, Michael Rossback (Gungor) in Colorado Springs, CO. The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting August 13th where fans will be able to have "Unto The King", sent to their music players right away upon purchase...
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*Wednesday, July 24, 2013*

Building429
The award-winning pop/rock bands Building 429 and The Afters will launch their co-headlining tour this fall, also featuring Hawk Nelson and special guest Finding Favour. The high energy tour will have full stage production and runs September 19 - November 3. It's sure to become one of the strongest tours this fall with Building 429, The Afters, and Hawk Nelson enjoying No. 1 hits this year. The tour is sponsored by Liberty University and Food For The Hungry with tour updates available online at www.building429.com...
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Following the success of their single "Beautiful Love," which hit radio in May, Shine Bright Baby's anticipated debut project is available now in stores and online. Dreamers, created and produced by Matt Arcaini, Mike "X" O'Conner, Tofer Brown and Pete Kipley, is the debut LP belonging to the BEC Recordings quartet and consists of an inventive mixture of pop, rock, electronic and modern worship music...
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Jamie Grace
GRAMMY®-nominee and Best New Artist GMA Dove Award winner Jamie Grace has released her follow up single to the smash hit success of "Hold Me." The single, titled "Beautiful Day," is available from Gotee Records beginning now at all digital outlets. The song reunites Jamie with producer/songwriter Christopher Stevens under the direction of TobyMac and will be a part of her forthcoming new album to release later this year. Less than 24 hours upon its release, "Beautiful Day" jumped to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Songs Chart. Accompanying the single, Jamie has also released a lyric video for "Beautiful Day...
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In the wake of the widespread worship renewal of the 80s, Integrity Music captured the sound of this movement by partnering with worship leaders and churches across the globe. Those early "Hosanna" recordings documented a new sound of worship and helped connect this unique harvest of songs with believers in over 180 nations. In that same tradition, Integrity launches One: A Worship Collective (http://oneaworshipcollective.com), a new initiative that will feature partnerships to harvest "home grown" songs from local ministries for the global church...
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Curb recording artist No Other Name recently wrapped its most successful fan mission event to date, 2013 "Mission Nashville," which gathered 100 fans, its largest group ever, for service activities surrounding Nashville's international community. "Mission Nashville" kicked off on Friday, July 12 with service projects beginning on Saturday. Due to the large volunteer turnout, participants were divided up into teams, with each of No Other Name's three members heading up a different team. "Team Sam" spent the afternoon at a low-to-moderate income housing co-op where many refugees reside, working various construction tasks...
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RESET Movement, an unprecedented national evangelism effort initiated by the PULSE Movement, in partnership with some of the country's leading ministries, is slated to launch this fall with more than 25 strategic gatherings across the United States. The first phase of a groundbreaking three-year outreach, RESET Movement aims to bring the Gospel to more students and young adults in this country than ever before. Under the direction of PULSE, RESET Movement is supported by a diverse national network of leading ministries, pastors and churches...
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*Tuesday, July 23, 2013*

CLOSE YOUR EYES have made their highly anticipated return with a new album, Line In The Sand, headlining tour, and new front man, Sam Robinson. Of the addition, guitarist Brett Callaway comments, "We are very excited to finally be able to share with everyone that Sam Robinson is the vocalist of Close Your Eyes. I'm already blown away by the new material that we have been working on - his voice is a very strong addition to the CYE family. He is an incredible vocalist and a great guy that shares our vision and purpose...
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Hillsong United
During a three-week period in June, Hillsong UNITED stopped in 12 cities throughout the U.S. and performed their "Welcome Zion" tour in front of more than 80,000 fans - a record-breaking total for the Australian worship group. Playing audience favorites such as "From The Inside Out" and "With Everything" as well as popular songs from their latest studio album, "Zion," Hillsong UNITED sold out shows in Phoenix (Grand Canyon University Arena), Dallas (Verizon Theatre,) Denver (Red Rocks) and Chicago (Sears Centre Arena), averaging almost 7,000 people each night...
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From The Land of Shadows, the debut recording from singer/songwriter/worship leader Matt Brock, authentically captures one man's journey from pain to joy, from darkness to light. Produced by Brock and Jason Egly, the set features eight songs written or co-written by the artist. Drawing on Americana and folk influences, From The Land of Shadows highlights Brock's prowess on acoustic guitar, ukulele, keyboard, harmonica and melodica. The recording features...
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Rend Collective Experiment
As Soul Survivor celebrates twenty years of serving teens and young adults throughout the United Kingdom, Integrity Music commemorates the milestone with the Soul Survivor 20th Anniversary Collection, featuring 30 songs recorded live at Soul Survivor events over the past two decades. It is a fitting tribute for the ministry organization that has placed sung worship at the heart of their events and outreaches, often giving a platform to young worship leaders as they took their first fledgling steps. Case in point, Tim Hughes, who led worship at...
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Heritage Builders is proud to announce the release of Mylon Le Fevre's autobiography, "Live Forever." With help from his wife Christi, the GRAMMY and Dove Award winner is telling his own story, for the very first time, in this exciting new book which is available now wherever books are sold. "When I was 17, Elvis Presley recorded a song I wrote and from then on my life was a whirlwind ride of a rock and roll fantasy that you couldn't make up if you tried," says Le Fevre. "This is my story. From playing stadiums, coliseums and getting high with some of the biggest rock stars in the world to being strung out on heroin and cocaine and trapped...
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The God of the Bible has an incredibly dynamic personality. He gets happy, angry and sad. He is jealous, patient, loving and protective. Yet that same God is often viewed as an absentee landlord, a distant deity; and we carry the defeatist expectation that we will never truly know Him. In Finding God in the Bible, popular filmmaker Darren Wilson shows from Scripture that this simply isn't so. Having traveled the world and witnessed countless miracles, Wilson comes to the Bible with a fresh perspective...
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*Monday, July 22, 2013*

SCC
Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, Steven Curtis Chapman announces release of his latest record, The Glorious Unfolding, available Oct. 1, 2013. The project is the first full-length studio album with all original songs in seven years. Chapman will also visit 35+ cities on the first leg of “The Glorious Unfolding” Tour alongside GRAMMY-winning, worship leader Laura Story and greatly noted songsmith Jason Gray. Kicking off the launch in support of Chapman’s latest album include new single, “Love Take Me Over,” set to release at radio on July 26...
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Jonathan Thulin is holding his first cover song contest for his song, "Dead Come To Life" (Feat. Charmaine). Fans can submit a version of his hit single by recording it on video and uploading it to their YouTube channel. The top 10 most viewed videos will be entered to win 1 of 5 prizes including performing their version of the song with Jonathan on his upcoming tour dates. Jonathan will select the winners. Your cover song must be uploaded by September 1st to enter. The winner will be announced on September 16th. For rules, instructions on how to enter, to download the instrumental track and/or download the chord chart go to http://www.dreamrecords.org/contest...
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*Friday, July 19, 2013*

Above The Golden State
Former Sparrow Records pop rock band Above The Golden State are preparing the release of a brand new album, but with the new album title is coming a brand new name as well. That's right; Above The Golden State has renamed themselves to Nations. About the self-titled release, due out this fall, frontman Michael Watson states: "Over a year ago when I sat down to pick out songs for the new record with Steve Wilson (producer of Above The Golden State), neither of us had any idea what this record would sound like or what it would be called. The further we got into production; it was obvious to us two things: (1. It was a worship record and (2. It didn't exactly sound like an ATGS record...
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Matt Redman
Acclaimed worship leader and two-time GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman announces the release of his new live album Your Grace Finds Me due September 24. The forthcoming release from sixstepsrecords follows his heralded 2011 project and its RIAA certified gold anthem title track, 10,000 Reasons. This year alone "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" has won two GRAMMY® awards, a Billboard Music Awards and was named ASCAP's Christian Music Song of the Year. Continuing the momentum from “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” is the new album’s lead single “Your Grace Finds Me” which drops at radio on...
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Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) announces the signing of Soulfire Revolution, a worship band hailing from Bogota, Colombia, to its list of acclaimed artists. Soulfire Revolution's title track - featuring Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture - goes by the same name as their first project, Revival. Proof that their music and scope of ministry extends beyond just one language, Revival is set to release on August 13 in English and Spanish (Aviva.) Soulfire Revolution primarily serves as a worship band born out of Mision Carismatica Interncional (MCI) in Bogota...
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Andrew Peterson is close to wrapping up his two-month European tour on August 4, but in the meantime, the Ryman Auditorium is offering a "Christmas in July" event for early online purchase of tickets for Peterson's annually sold-out holiday concert, Behold The Lamb Of God Christmas Tour. The general public tickets will be available on Friday, July 26 at 10:00 am CDT at www.opry.com. However, Peterson will offer his fans the chance to purchase the Christmas show tickets earlier, July 23-25, to anyone who has signed up at his website by Monday, July 22, www.andrew-peterson.com. Once again there will be two shows...
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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr recently traveled to Peru with Never The Same Missions. In addition to presenting her music, she helped share the Gospel in two communities; distributed Bibles; played soccer with local children; and prayed with individuals who committed their lives to Christ, among other activities. "My time in Peru was a reminder to me that joy can be found in every place, it's just a matter of thankfulness and perspective," said Starr. "I have so much to be grateful for in the United States, but I can...
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*Thursday, July 18, 2013*

Hillsong Church is introducing a new generation of worship music with the announcement of Young & Free, which officially launched at the recent annual Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia. This expression of worship from the youth of the church has released their debut single "Alive" this week at iTunes, which is already at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel single chart. This single also had an immediate response in their home country as it become the second Hillsong song to hit the Australian ARIA singles chart. Click here to get "Alive" and click here for the music video...
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Hip Hop is exposing human trafficking in New York City and assisting the New York Urban City Project to continue their ongoing fight. Premier Hip Hop music web site Rapzilla.com in conjunction with Syntax Distribution, New York City Urban Project, and InterVarsity, is releasing a compilation album entitled 'King Kulture: Stop The Traffic' on August 27th, 2013. Proceeds from the album are donated to New York City Urban Project, a non-profit organization based in and serving New York City. King Kulture: Stop The Traffic is a project full of artists that are passionate about raising awareness and fighting human trafficking. The title track was done by Washington Heights resident, Andy Mineo who's album...
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*Wednesday, July 17, 2013*

Natalie Grant
Offering hope in the midst of life's storms proves to be a central theme for Natalie Grant (http://nataliegrant.com/), a Grammy-nominated, five-time Dove Award winning Female Artist of the Year, who is set to release the highly anticipated album, Hurricane on October 15, 2013 from Curb Records. Within hours of its release in May, the lead single, "Hurricane" hit number one on iTunes (http://bit.ly/Hurricane1), and exploded onto the Billboard and MediaBase charts, making it the fastest rising single of her career. The record-breaking success of the single proves quite an accomplishment for one of the most successful crossover artists in gospel music...
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Audio Adrenaline
The Hands & Feet Project, in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, is proud to announce their next big event to raise awareness for the children of Haiti. This September 6, join them at their "Run For Joy" 5K Celebrity Fun Run to be held in Orlando, Florida during Disney World's Night Of Joy music event, where you can run for the orphaned and abandoned children of Haiti along with your favorite artists. A few of the celebrity artists already confirmed to participate in "Run For Joy" are the members of Audio Adrenaline as well as Colton Dixon, For King And Country, and KJ-52...
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Michael W. Smith
Capitol CMG will release a special tribute to Billy Graham on October 15. This release, "My Hope: Songs Inspired By the Message and Mission of Billy Graham," will feature 12 brand new recordings from the industry's top names including Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Amy Grant, Israel Houghton, Kari Jobe, Matthew West and more. See below for the complete list of artists featured on "My Hope." "We have been privileged to create this special album honoring Billy Graham, who's message has had a profound life changing influence...
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Christian pop/rock band Hardie Avenue will release their upcoming album, "Party at the End of the World," on September 17th via the band's own H. Ave Records with distribution through Elevate Entertainment. The debut single, "To Love Like You," is now available wherever digital music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon.com...
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Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune continues a busy year in music and ministry with the announcement of his latest plans for his next album, a first-ever live recording in Atlanta, GA. Taking place on Friday September 6th, James Fortune & FIYA will lead a spirited evening of uplifting musical ministry filled with their signature award-winning sound and powerful lyrics, along with special guest performances from Israel Houghton, Isaac Carree, Zacardi Cortez, Tasha Cobbs and more for this unforgettable live recording, at Bishop Dale Bronner's Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral...
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Integrity Music announces the signing of songwriter and worship leader -- Dustin Smith and the forthcoming global release of his DVD/CD Rushing Waters on September 10. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Smith serves as a worship leader at World Revival Church. A pastor's son, Smith has been involved in fulltime ministry for 16-plus years, including the past eight years on staff at WRC. He previously released six independent albums including, Everything Inside Me, Open The Floodgates and Healing Waters, as well as teaching materials that cover a variety of topics such as "Are You God Conscious?" and "Function Before Title...
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*Tuesday, July 16, 2013*

Tenth Avenue North
Christian pop/rock band Tenth Avenue North recently announced the 2013 Tenth Avenue North Classic celebrity golf tournament to take place on August 12. The tournament will be co-hosted by Tenth Avenue North and PGA Tour Winner Kevin Streelman. Teeing off at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina, the event was organized to support Compassion International and other ministries including CRU-RDU and College Golf Fellowship. Celebrities in attendance will include Tenth Avenue North, rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac, PGA Tour Winner Streelman and a number of other PGA, NFL and NASCAR professional athletes...
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Everfound, a band comprised of four Russian-born brothers, released their self-titled label debut today to critical acclaim (iTunes link: http://smarturl.it/everfound). The band celebrated the release this past weekend at Saddleback Church in Southern California. Earlier this year they played there for a massive kick-off for "The Bible" mini-series, as their single "What Love Means" is featured on the companion CD, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Pastor Rick Warren in attendance. Immediately following the performance Warren declared via Twitter: "Mark my word: This band is going to be HUGE!" Everfound will continue the celebration on July 27 when they will make their national...
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Jason Dunn
Former Hawk Nelson vocalist Jason Dunn may be busy developing his solo career, but he is always looking for new ways to help others who struggle with Diabetes. Jason has released the following letter asking for support for 2 kids battling the disease who are in need of support. Please consider joining in to help... "I recently heard about a devastating disaster. You won't read about it in your news feed on Facebook; this sort of crisis won't trend on twitter, so you probably don't even know about it. This disaster happened in a city in Alabama...
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Seabird
After four years, indie piano rock band Seabird are back with their third full-length album, Troubled Days, and their first full-length project as an independent artist. Today, the band sent out the following letter to fans about the project: "It's been a long time coming. One could say a year; it's been a year since we funded/ recorded this record- Some would say it's been four, which is when we released our last full-length album. But for us, this moment feels like a lifetime. And we're so proud to share it with you...
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It happens all the time. A young woman and a young man meet, fall in love, get married and settle into a brand new life only to discover that 'home,' like love itself, is more than can be measured by a feeling. It's not something you can build with four hands. It's not four walls with a roof and a door with a key. It's not a floor plan or a mortgage or a comfy, cozy chair by the fireplace. It's not even always a physical place. For Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith, best known for their ministry with Sacramento, California-based Jesus Culture, an international outreach movement with over 70...
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Few bands embody the notion of hard work like Tampa, Florida's STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS. Since first hitting the road in 2008, not only have they continually pushed themselves to improve musically and lyrically, but they've also used their passion as fuel through the best and worst of times. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a more heartfelt and genuine band in hardcore today. For their first Blood & Ink Records release, Turning A Blind Eye, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS demonstrate just how much growth they've experienced both musically and personally since their earlier recordings. Recorded with Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Trapped Under Ice, Fire & Ice) and mastered by David Gardner...
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Award-winning worship artist Jon Bauer releases indie/folk/worship project Roots of Worship today. The album features Bauer's favorite choruses and hymns-timeless songs that he performs while on the road as a full-time touring worship leader-with a roots treatment. Produced by GMA Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year Rusty Varenkamp (Building 429, Sanctus Real, Tenth Avenue North), Roots of Worship comprises 10 familiar worship songs, six which currently grace Christian Copyright Licensing International's (CCLI) Top 25, but with original arrangements sonically reminiscent...
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*Monday, July 15, 2013*

Matthew West
Four-time GRAMMY® nominee, singer, songwriter and storyteller Matthew West debuts his deluxe edition CD and DVD, Into The Light: Life Stories & Live Songs, on August 13 (Sparrow Records). This deluxe version shares the songs found on the acclaimed and GRAMMY-nominated album Into The Light, along with a DVD featuring live concert footage interspersed with the people whose stories have inspired the songs...
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Getty Music announces the release of the first live album from Keith and Kristyn Getty, which was recorded at The Gospel Coalition in Orlando, FL, this past spring. Keith and Kristyn Getty Live at The Gospel Coalition is produced by Ed Cash and features 13 previously-released songs that are heard live on a recording for the first time, along with a new tune, Lift High the Name of Jesus (co-written by the Gettys and Cash), and some of the Getty's favorite traditional hymns. The project will be available at all retail and digital music outlets on September 10, 2013, and will be distributed in North America by Capitol Christian Distribution and elsewhere by Kingsway Music...
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Love and the Outcome
Click here to view the new music video for "He Is With Us" from Love & The Outcome on YouTube. Filmed in Toronto, Canada, "He Is With Us" intersperses dynamic performance footage of Jodi and Chris with Love & The Outcome's signature graffiti text to create an engaging video that underscores the song's powerful lyrics. The duo's debut single has skyrocketed into the Top 20 since its release in May with Billboard including them in its "Bubbling Under" section on new and noteworthy acts. "He Is With Us" is the lead single from Love & The Outcome's self-titled debut album due out on August 27...
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Amy Grant
This week, six-time GRAMMY® award winner Amy Grant will make her West coast media run in support of the release of her best-selling and first studio record in a decade, How Mercy Looks From Here. Her trip kicks-off with a visit to the highly-rated morning show KTLA on July 16 followed by an appearance on American talk show hosts' Tavis Smiley syndicated show "Tavis Talks" which airs July 17 . On July 19, Amy will appear on ABC's popular lifestyle show...
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The buzz surrounding South California rockers, The Material continues to build with the recent release of the band's sophomore album, "Everything I Want To Say". Produced by Kyle Black (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Neon Trees, Set Your Goals, At The Drive In) Everything follows the success of 2011's "What We Are," an accomplished album that spawned the hit single "What Happens Next...
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*Friday, July 12, 2013*

Skillet
GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling band Skillet rocked late night audiences last night with their single "Rise." The single is the title track off of their new album RISE which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 last week and holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart and Christian Albums Chart this week...
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Wyoming rock/metal act on the rise, Righteous Vendetta, has completed recording its new album at JTW Recording Studios in Hubertus, Wis. with producer, Joel Wanasek, who also produced the band's previous effort, Lawless. The upcoming LP will feature new mixes of several tracks from the band's recent EP, 'Vol. 1,' along with four brand new anthems...
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*Thursday, July 11, 2013*

Skillet
Two-time Grammy®-nominated rock band Skillet premiered the official music video for "American Noise" on Yahoo! Music. You can also go behind the scenes with the band on the set of their new video here and watch the "American Noise" lyric video here. Catch Skillet performing on the late night television show, Conan, on Thursday, July 11th at 11pm ET/10pm CT on TBS...
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Relient K
Relient K celebrates another Billboard 200 debut with their seventh LP project, Collapsible Lung (Mono Vs. Stereo). The digital only release debuted in the Top 20 on the chart. This was the first time the GRAMMY®-nominated band has released a studio project in digital form only. Last week the highly anticipated album also debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes overall album chart. Collapsible Lung stems from the band's personal experiences; yet, this time around they chose to co-write for the first time ever on a Relient K album. Keeping up with the fresh approach...
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Mandisa
GRAMMY®-nominated artist Mandisa is calling out all Overcomers in her latest project which drops on August 27. The long-awaited fourth studio album, Overcomer, comes over two years since the release of her critically revered and best selling GRAMMY®-nominated record, What If We Were Real, which brought on fan favorites and No. 1 songs such as "Stronger" and "Good Morning." "Overcomer" is the lead single from the album and is an extension of the impactful message once began with her song "Stronger," an anthem that there is hope in the midst of life's battles. The title track peaked this week at No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian Singles Chart...
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Raleigh, NC-based singer-songwriter Christa Wells is set to release her next album, Feed Your Soul, on August 13, 2013. Feed Your Soul was recorded at Zodlounge Music in Nashville. The album represents a departure from her past records: from the title track's horn lines to the driving kick drum and rhythmic hits on "The Way That You Love Me," it's a bigger, sassier record. Feed Your Soul-which is full of Wells' trademark honest, piano-driven pop songs about family, home, grief, and hope-explores a sub-theme of giving and receiving love. For this project, the award-winning performer received plenty of love from her fans...
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Aaron Shust
Aaron Shust's highly anticipated new album, Morning Rises, releases next Tuesday, July 16, and in support of the project Shust will perform an online concert through Stageit. The 30-minute show begins at 7:00 pm CDT and will feature an intimate, acoustic performance of the songs on the album, including the new single, God Of Brilliant Lights. All proceeds from tickets and tips will be donated to Family Christian Ministries' James Fund that is dedicated to meeting the needs of orphans and widows around the...
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Narrow Gate Productions presents Tampa Bay's biggest night of Inspirational music with Christian music's leading ladies: Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty. The concert is the first of its kind for Grant and Patty and is being considered in the industry one of the Christian concert events of the year. "Natalie and I are so excited to perform together in concert for the first time," said Patty. "We can't wait to be at Bell Shoals Baptist Church on August 03...
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ony Masterworks announces the release of the Blind Boys of Alabama's new album, I'll Find a Way, produced by Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and available on October 1st, 2013. A unique collaboration between one of popular music's longest-running acts and one of its fastest-rising stars, it is a powerful collection of gospel and spiritual songs new and old, featuring some of the Blind Boys' most fervent vocals as well as contributions by a new generation of Blind Boys fans - Sam Amidon, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs...
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PULSE Movement founder Nick Hall recently attended the invitation-only Lausanne Global Leadership Forum in Bangalore, India. Serving as a plenary session emcee, Hall joined 350 Christian leaders from around the world to discuss previous commitments and goals set at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010. "The Lausanne Global Leadership Forum was an incredible opportunity for the global Church to unite around the cause of evangelism and the complex issues facing our world today...
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HM Magazine has premiered the new music video from Missouri-based deathcore band, The Order Of Elijah for their song "New Line Of Defense." The in-your-face twistings and turnings of the song are highlighted by footage of the band performing at a fully functional dam in Disney, OK. Mirroring the unpredictability inherent in the bands songwriting style, the dam literally could have opened up at any moment and swept them away in the current. The concept of the video illustrates the lyrical themes perfectly as they convey the nihilistic leanings of mankind by performing on...
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The Syntax Distribution family grows in depth and diversity with the addition of Elevate Entertainment to its celebrated collection of clients. The record label that is home to singer/songwriter John Elefante, formerly of Kansas, is poised to get the best in digital distribution to worldwide music subscription services. Elevate Entertainment's Marty Drury says, "We are thrilled with our new relationship with Syntax. I've known of Syntax for years...
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*Wednesday, July 10, 2013*

Plumb
Curb Recording artist PLUMB announced today her upcoming "Need You Now" tour, sponsored by Metro World Child. After taking a seven-year hiatus from the road, the tour will kick off in September and will travel to 24 cities throughout the fall. Josh Wilson and Mikeschair will join the tour as support. Need You Now, the album, has received rave reviews and incredible fan support. The title track received early confirmation from radio...
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Norma Jean
Norma Jean's new album Wrongdoers (Razor & Tie), is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store HERE. When fans pre-order the album, they will receive an instant download of the track, "If You Got It At Five, You Got it at Fifty." The album will also include a 20 minute documentary of "The Making of Wrongdoers." Watch the first "The Making of Wrongdoers" Clip - HERE...
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Jason Castro
Internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Jason Castro will make his TV acting debut when he appears in the UP original movie, "The Perfect Summer," scheduled to air on the network on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EDT. In the inspirational sun-and-surf family drama, which stars Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight," "The Expendables") and Daytime Emmy nominee Sydney Penny ("All My Children," "The New Gidget"), he takes on the role of Cody, the local surf shop owner. Several of his songs will also be featured on "The Perfect Summer" soundtrack. On July 11, Castro, who recently...
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Skillet
One week since their critically acclaimed project RISE entered Billboard's Top Rock, Hard Rock and Top Christian Charts at No. 1, as well as No. 4 on the Top 200, GRAMMY® nominees and platinum rockers Skillet have held on to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top Hard Rock and Top Christian Albums Charts. Solid sales in week two also gave the band a firm spot at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Rock Chart and No. 11 on the Top 200. Also this week, The New York Times talks about the bands dual market success...
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Press Play
The electrifying pop group, PRESS PLAY premiered the lyric video for their new single, "#LITO" today on the DREAM RECORDS YouTube Channel this morning. The single, which was serviced to Hot AC / CHR Radio this week, is their first off their highly anticipated album also titled, #LITO. The group's members (Dave Hanley, Nicole Croteau and Jonathan Thulin) went in to the studio with David Thulin to write 12 new songs that give their fans a more evolved yet slightly reminiscent version of the band sonically since their album, Life Is Beautiful. The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting August 1st where fans will be able...
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Sandi Patty
Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian music superstar, Sandi Patty, has some major announcements that will certainly please her long-awaiting fans. This August, Patty will be releasing a new album titled, Everlasting, which will debut exclusively at Target through Somerset, Ltd on September 3rd. Almost a full two years will have passed since Patty's last album, Broadway Stories, which included some of Patty's favorite Broadway and musical tunes. Everlasting will feature notable hymns and songs of worship in an intimate and acoustic setting...
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New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, is known for originating some of the best-loved anthems being sung in the U.S. church, including songs like "Overcome," "Great I Am," "I Am Free," "Your Name," "My Savior Lives" and many more. Continuing its 20+year legacy, the church's New Life Worship offers 10 new songs to encourage the body of Christ to stand up and proclaim that God alone is strong on its live CD/DVD Strong God releasing from Integrity Music Aug. 13...
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Forerunner Music announced today the release of the first solo album from International House of Prayer worship leader and CCM artist Matt Gilman. Awaken Love will be available at all retail and digital music outlets on August 27, 2013, and the first single, "Fairer," will go for adds at Soft AC radio late July. The project features eleven modern worship songs that were written or co-written by Gilman. Dove award-winning producer Ed Cash was at the production helm for the new album, which will be distributed by New Day Distribution with radio promotions being handled by James Riley at Shamrock Promotions...
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Show Hope™, a nonprofit orphan care ministry founded by GRAMMY® award winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation continue to raise awareness and provide assistance for families who have a desire to adopt children with special needs. Under the joint partnership venture, both foundations made a special surprise announcement during Show Hope's 10-year Anniversary Celebration in Nashville, Tenn. The Barrett family was invited on stage and presented with an adoption aid grant to cover all expenses to bring their...
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Why are many young people today passionate about social justice, but unkind to people in their personal lives? Since self-centeredness is the cultural norm, it is vital to have a clear sense of how to treat others in our daily lives. A fresh take on the ancient code of chivalry can help determine what and who deserve our consideration, respect, and protection. Chivalry: The Quest for a Personal Code of Honor by 21 year-old human rights activist Zach Hunter, dares readers to view life as a quest, developing a personal code of conduct to defend others both abroad and at home, live with integrity...
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*Tuesday, July 9, 2013*

Dara Maclean
Fervent Records' soulful vocalist Dara Maclean is scheduled to release her sophomore album, Wanted, on September 24. The album's title track and lead single grabbed early attention jumping seven spots at radio to No. 30 on NCA chart this past week. Produced by Paul Mabury (All Sons & Daughters, Hillsong, Meredith Andrews), Wanted is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Maclean's debut album, You Got My Attention, which entered the iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums chart at No. 1 in 2011 and garnered her a spot as one of their "New Artists to Watch...
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Flyleaf
Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf have released their 5-track EP, Who We Are, via A&M Octone Records. The highly anticipated EP includes "Something Better" featuring Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D. - the band's first original song with new front woman, Kristen May. The EP also comprises of three live songs from Flyleaf's latest full length record, New Horizons and one live song from their 2007 self-titled album...
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The Cantinas Music Festival is gearing up for its second annual weekend of music on August 24, 2013 in Paso Robles, California. Back by popular demand, the festival will feature a Worship Song Talent Contest where contestants will have the opportunity to compete and win a $2,000 grand prize and a recording contract with RayLynn Records. The contest will take place on Saturday, August 24th, at the Paso Robles Event Center and all are welcome to attend the competition and festival with general admission tickets for $35 on www.cantinasmusicfestival.com. With RayLynn Records as a sponsor, the Cantinas Ranch Foundation has invited aspiring artists, starting June 1, 2013, to record a video singing their original worship song then submit it to the Cantinas Music Festival website. From hundreds of national entries, 3 contestants will be chosen to perform at the festival with all expenses paid...
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NewSong
GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to bring their "Swallow The Ocean" Fall Tour to multiple cities across the U.S., it was announced today. The tour will feature Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Aaron Shust and acclaimed pop/rockers Royal Tailor, along with special guest, new Word recording duo Love & The Outcome. Launching in September, the "Swallow The Ocean" Fall Tour is slated to hit Philadelphia (Sewell, New Jersey); St. Louis (Cottage Hills, Illinois); Gainesville, Florida (Micanopy); Chesapeake, Virginia; Lenoir, North Carolina; Portsmouth, Ohio; and Waycross, Georgia, among other cities...
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Two of Christian rock's leading DJs have teamed up to launch a hard-hitting podcast to discuss all aspects of the Christian music industry. Broken FM DJ Chris Kuhner and Christian Rock 20 host Paul Gibson each week dish about the world of Christian Rock present and past. The show is entering its 24th week as a podcast, already having discussed the pros and cons of Praise and Worship bands, cover songs, record labels, ska, excuses we make for bands, how bands get labeled as "not Christian enough" and much more. Kuhner and Gibson bring their combined radio and media experience to offer a unique perspective on issues...
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Dove Award-nominated artist Darrell Evans recently announced his September 24th release for his highly anticipated new album, Awesome God Is He. The 11th studio album and first on DREAM, Darrell continues his Americana Spirit-filled Worship that will please and inspire his fans once again. Darrell, famous for such hits like, "Let The River Flow" and "Trading My Sorrows", released his new single, "Unto The King" to radio last week which you can hear below. Darrell went in to record with producer, Michael Rossback (Gungor) in Colorado Springs, CO...
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*Monday, July 8, 2013*

Satellites & Sirens
DREAM Records is proud to announce the signing of Satellites & Sirens to it's roster. The Nashville based group recently released their covers album titled, "The Covers" to rave reviews covering songs from Skillet, Katy Perry, The Civil Wars and tons more. The guys will be going into the studio this fall to release their first full-length debut with DREAM in early 2014. "I've been following the career of Satellites… for a couple of years now and I just love their hearts for worship. DREAM looks forward to putting out their biggest album to date and we can't wait...
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Mary Mary
For the first time in their career, My Block/Columbia Records duo, WE tv stars Mary Mary will play Australia this week. The multi-Grammy award winning duo will give two back to back concerts with their full band in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, July 11th and Sydney, Australia at Billboard The Venue, on Friday, July 12th at The Metro Theatre. Mary Mary has had an incredible year so far. The ladies, who kicked off Black Music Month on the cover of Ebony Magazine's June issue, took home the BET Award for Best Gospel Group last week. The win continues an incredible string of accolades from the top music award shows this year including...
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North Point Music's Dove Award-winning artist Seth Condrey releases his first English language solo effort for the North Point label, Keeps on Changing, Aug. 27. The album is a personal reflection on the ups and downs of his, and every Christian's, ever-changing faith journey. Produced by Dove Award-winning songwriter, artist, and producer Phillip LaRue (Tenth Avenue North, The Rival), Keeps on Changing...
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SCC
Praise Him Ministries will present the 9th Annual NightVision Festival at Olathe Community Park in Olathe, Colo. on July 12-13. This year’s event features musical performances by artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, and Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as speaker David Nassar. NightVision Festival is an evangelical tool geared toward community outreach, sharing the Gospel, and offering Jesus Christ to the western slope of Colorado. Using various forms of entertainment, it is intended to bring families together in unity...
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JamTheHype.com has acquired the website DaSouth.com, creating one of the biggest and broadest media platforms for the Christian hip hop market. JamTheHype.com, known for the No. 1 syndicated radio show for Christian hip hop "Jam the Hype with Chris Chicago" airs weekly on over thirty FM stations around the world and reaches tens of thousands of listeners per week. JamTheHype.com has one of the most listened to 24/7 internet radio streams for Christian hip hop and it is the No. 1 broadcast on Live365.com in its genre. DaSouth.com is one of the most popular Christian hip hop websites...
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*Thursday, July 4, 2013*

Abel has just posted a farewell note to fans this week. You can check it out below... "It was around this time four years ago that Alex, John, and I hydroplaned and wrapped the front of our Jeep around a tree on our way to Cornerstone Festival. It was the biggest setback imaginable at a time when Abel was a very young band, and had—until that point—mostly been hallmarked by successes we only dreamed of in previous projects. From that moment on, Abel has been a lesson in learning to adapt to the unexpected and turn negatives into positives. We’ve managed to overcome time...
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On June 26, Letter To The Exiles posted the following farewell announcement on their Facebook page... As the saying goes, "all good things in life must come to an end". As one chapter finishes, the next begins. We are announcing that we are laying Letter To The Exiles to rest. The four of us have been talking, praying, and reflecting on this decision and have collectively all agreed it's time to close this chapter out and begin the next in life. We all have jobs/careers and a lot going on in life and we are going to move on to life post-LTTE. The four of us have been able to live out our dream thanks to this band, tour the country countless times...
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*Wednesday, July 3, 2013*

Skillet
Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated rock band Skillet have entered Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart at No. 4 and iTunes® Rock Album Chart at No. 1 with their critically acclaimed new album RISE (Atlantic/Word). The album's explosive start was fueled by the success of a four-song rollout at iTunes® which saw the first two tracks, "Sick Of It" and "American Noise," both hit No. 1 on the iTunes® Rock Songs Chart (at one point, No. 1 and 2 on the chart), while the third and fourth-released songs, "Rise" and "Not Gonna Die," each shot to No. 2. The band has also been building momentum with radio promotion...
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August Burns Red
Rescue & Restore, the highly anticipated fifth studio album from AUGUST BURNS RED, has debuted at an impressive #9 on the Billboard 200. The debut marks the band’s first entry into the Top 10 and the highest chart position of the band’s career, besting that of AUGUST BURNS RED’s celebrated 2011 release, Leveler, which debuted at #11. Rescue & Restore’s commercial success is matched by its critical praise, with glowing reviews issued by numerous...
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We As Human
WE AS HUMAN's debut, self-titled album has landed as one of the highest Christian Rock debuts of the year. The album continues to shatter expectations, entering the Billboard Christian Albums Chart at No. 3, the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart at No. 8 and the Billboard Rock Albums Chart at No. 21. In addition to a strong presence in the Top 10 of the iTunes® Rock Albums Chart last week, WE AS HUMAN's explosive release also broke into the Top 70 of the Billboard 200, a feat matched by few other debut acts...
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This week Hillsong church celebrates one of the biggest events on the world's calendar with the annual Hillsong Conference held in Sydney, Australia. It is also the launchpad for their 22nd release of Hillsong LIVE with their project, Glorious Ruins, which debuted at No. 2 on the overall iTunes album chart and currently No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart...
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*Tuesday, July 2, 2013*

Flyleaf
Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf premiered the lyric video for their new single "Something Better" on Metro Lyrics. The single, servicing to Rock Radio, features Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D. and is the band's first original song with new front woman, Kristen May. The highly anticipated 5-track EP, Who We Are, features four live songs from their latest release, New Horizons, including: "Call You Out," "Fire Fire," "Broken Wings," and "Sorrow...
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Relient K
Today is the day that GRAMMY®-nominated Relient K releases their seventh LP project, Collapsible Lung (Mono Vs. Stereo), their latest in four years. The highly anticipated album debuts at No. 1 on the iTunes overall album chart, and is also reviewed on USA Today's Listen page, where they also premiered the bonus track, "That's My Jam" featuring Owl City, on its Listen Up page. USA Today's review shares, "Frontman Matthew Thiessen always a savvy songwriter...
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Skillet
Two-time Grammy®-nominated rock band Skillet released their highly anticipated new album RISE last week. Fans can take home the album on iTunes now and the music video for the album's single "Sick Of It" can be seen here. RISE follows the band's 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was recently certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S. Skillet...
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Ska Lives and Indie Vision Music have released their latest compilation album titled Ska Lives Vol. 3! Ska Lives' previous compilations Ska Lives Vol. 1 and Ska Lives Vol. 2 have been downloaded by thousands of fans around the globe and featured a variety of different styles of the Ska genre, from Traditional Ska to Two Tone, Third Wave, Ska-core, Punk with Horns, Reggae, and just about any other variety of the Ska genre that you can imagine...
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Three members of Unspoken played a private concert in conjunction with a special promotion from Joy FM (KLJY)/St. Louis, MO. The women's only trip, JOY Ride To Nashville, included several Christian artists' private concerts and events for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unspoken treated the fifty women to an acoustic concert at the Centricity Music office that included their new single, "Lift My Life Up." Playing for the JOY FM guests were Jon Lowry, Chad Mattson and Mike Gomez, as drummer Ariel Munoz recently underwent gall bladder surgery but has rejoined the band on the road...
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*Monday, July 1, 2013*

Skillet
Atlantic Records band Skillet celebrated the release of their critically acclaimed project RISE last week in New York. In honor of the two-time GRAMMY®-nominated band, Atlantic Records hosted a party at New York's Hudson Hotel to commemorate the band's new project and the RIAA Platinum certification of their 2009 release AWAKE and their hit single "Monster." Attending the event festivities included Atlantic Records' Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO), Julie Greenwald (Chairman/COO) and Pete Ganbarg (EVP/Head of A&R). Adding to the platinum honors were the RIAA Gold certifications for the band's singles...
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Building429
Building 429 continues to have a massive impact with audiences and at Christian radio with their new single, We Won't Be Shaken. The song stayed No. 1 on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart for a second week and through Christian radio airplay the music has achieved over 73-million accumulative impressions. At the same time, We Won't Be Shaken moved up to the Top Ten on Billboard's AC Monitored chart. Building 429 is performing the new music from their just released album, We Won't Be Shaken, during their busy summer touring season. The band just recently headlined at New Life 91.9 FM WRCM...
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Clay Crosse
Popular Christian recording artist Clay Crosse is making his long-awaited return to radio this week. The Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter has not one, but two new radio singles going for adds today, with "Working On A Building," featuring Russ Taff and Melinda Doolittle, being serviced to AC and Gospel radio formats, and "When I Lift My Hands" being serviced to Soft AC and Inspirational radio formats. "I've been a huge fan of Clay Crosse since the mid-90's when he first started. But after listening to his latest CD...
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Mary Mary
My Block/Columbia Records duo, WE tv stars Mary Mary have closed out the month of June with a bang. The ladies, who kicked off Black Music Month on the cover of Ebony Magazine's June issue, took home the BET Award for Best Gospel Group during last evening's live telecast of the BET Awards. The win continues an incredible string of accolades from the top music award shows this year including: The Grammy Awards, The NAACP Image Awards, The Stellar Awards and more...
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Israel Theme Tours is proud to announce that Christian music icon Wayne Watson and special guest, singer-songwriter Andrew Greer, will be joining together to take their fans to Israel, January 12-21, 2014. The 10-day, VIP-style tour of the Holy Land will offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience for the entire family. Watson and Greer will join the tour group each day for a variety of activities, including intimate performances and exclusive fan access with plenty of photo opportunities...
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The best-selling New Spirit-Filled Life Bible has already captured the attention of two million readers around the world and can now be purchased in the easy-to-understand New Living Translation. This latest edition of the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, is published by Thomas Nelson and available now. Presented in a crisp, new modern packaging, the NLT New Spirit-Filled Life Bible features the popular verse-by-verse study notes written by Editor Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on...
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Jonathan Thulin's name has been all over the place of late. He recently released his new video for "Dead Come To Life" (Feat. Charmaine) and word-of-mouth has certainly spread as his single is now burning up the Hot AC / CHR Billboard charts. It recently debuted in the top 10 this week at #8 moving 8 spots in 2 weeks up the charts. JT, who is signed to DREAM Records, has received a warm welcome with the release of his album, The White Room, with praises from fans, critics and his peers alike. Leading the outpouring of acclaim from media for Jonathan...
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Teen suicide accounts for 13% of all deaths among today's youth, according to Fox News. In response to the rise in cyber-bullying, teen depression and addiction, My Broken Palace has started a movement to be an encouraging voice in the lives of teens. My Broken Palace believes that loneliness deepens teens' struggles. The non-profit movement provides "emotional triage" for teens through a peer to peer encouragement network, as well as through one on one interaction at live events such as Vans Warped Tour and various other music festivals around the country...
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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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