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June, 2010


*Wednesday, June 30th, 2010*

toby
TobyMac recently took a break from his highly energetic tour and Diverse City Band to spend some time with children diagnosed with HIV at the 2010 A Time for Heroes Celebrity Picnic, sponsored by the Elizabeth Glaser Foundation in Los Angeles. The multi-platinum selling artist was among many other celebrity guests including Stacy Keibler, Billy Crystal, Lori Loughlin, Billy Bush and more. Guests were able to spend time with their favorite Hollywood’s stars, played games, and enjoyed unbelievable food while helping create a generation free of HIV...
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delirious
In celebration of the release of the Delirious? Farewell Show live DVD/bluray/2CD, Martin Smith has decided to auction 3 stage suits/ jackets that he has worn live during the last few years of touring with Delirious. All profits from the auctions will go to CompassionArt, creating freedom from poverty through charitable projects around the world...
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Intense Millennium Records is a partnership between Divine Metal Distro, Roxx Productions, and two additional individuals Josh Dieckmann and Sandy Scafedi. We have come together under this one umbrella to form a company that is dedicated to releasing fully licensed material from one of the most prolific group of record labels to exist in the Christian Metal scene, the Intense/Frontline/Alarma Records group. This will be the first time that many of these titles will have seen any form of quality release since their original releases back in the 1980s & 1990s...
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Over four months after releasing their acclaimed album Beautiful Things, Gungor took their original worship experience on tour making stops in Nashville, TN and Chambersburg, PA earlier this week. After both standing room only performances, twitter was overwhelmed with praise from those who attended the show...
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MyChildren MyBride
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE is set to debut a brand new video for their single ‘Terra Firma’ today on AOL Noisecreep! Click the link to view the video! ‘Terra Firma’ comes from the band’s sophomore record, Lost Boy. The record is already seeing amazing numbers, including a new a debut charting position of #156 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart! Lost Boy also charted at #1 in it’s first week on CMJ’s...
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*Tuesday, June 29th, 2010*

House Of Heroes
Gotee Records band House Of Heroes is set to release their latest effort, SUBURBA on August 3, produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Deas Vail) and mixed by J.R. McNeely(The Almost, Paramore). In anticipation of SUBURBA, Gotee Records and House of Heroes have come up with a “tweet and download” campaign for fans that kicks off on June 29. Go to www.freehoh.com where you will be able to post a tweet about HOH in exchange for a free download of the track “Independence Day For A Petty Thief", just in time for the July 4th holiday...
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In the collective expression of a unified church, as the people worship their magnificent Savior, a beautiful exchange happens: the exchange of the cross for sins, the exchange of His life for our freedom. This beautiful exchange is the gospel of Christ and it happens in churches and street corners around the globe. It is the message that lies at the center of Hillsong Church, and it is the meaning behind the new Hillsong LIVE project, A Beautiful Exchange...
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*Monday, June 28th, 2010*

SCC
Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all new VeggieTales® adventure, VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life, October 2 and October 5, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively. This fun and inspiring story of wonder shares valuable lessons in understanding one’s worth and importance, and in being content with what one already has rather than seeking out what others possess...
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*Friday, June 25th, 2010*

Nichole Nordeman
Big Idea Entertainment announces the online music video premiere of “Beautiful For Me,” featured exclusively in the first ever VeggieTales adventure for girls, Sweetpea Beauty—A Girl After God’s Own Heart, coming to stores July 31st. The debut of the Online Music Video Premiere of the original new song, “Beautiful For Me,” which was written and performed by Sparrow Records multi-Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter, artist, Nichole Nordeman for Sweetpea Beauty...
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Mae
In 2007, Mae released their first and only major label album entitled SINGULARITY. Shortly thereafter, the band announced the departure of longtime keyboardist, ROB SWEITZER and bassist, MARK PADGETT. After three full length albums, both critical and fan acclaim, worldwide touring, and over a half million album sales, the music world breathed a collective gasp -- as for the first time ever the future of the band lay in question...
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Inpop Records
Inpop Records has announced a new policy for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of new artists. Moving forward, the label will extend an open invitation to any artist, manager, publisher, talent scout, or producer who would like to submit new music for consideration. The initiative is intended to expand Inpop Records’ potential talent pool, affording the label exposure to a wider spectrum of music styles and artists...
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Popular New Mexico fashion line Veil Arms Clothing will be hosting The Eminence Conference on August 10th and 11th. The conference itself is designed for aspiring musicians, photographers, graphic designers, writers, actors and entrepreneurs to join with others to learn more about their chosen art and how they can become better educated for when they feel they are ready to move on to the next level, whatever that may be. This series of workshops will teach the average young artist attending what its like to be a professional...
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Brother and sister duo, The Washington Projects, are back with Light Up The Dark, the follow-up to their widely successful debut, Commanders Of The Resistance. Available now, the album can be found for digital download through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and Rhapsody among others (http://bit.ly/WPdigi), and physical copies can be purchased through the group’s website (http://bit.ly/newWP2). The project will be released to retail stores on August 3rd, through Universal...
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*Thursday, June 24th, 2010*

Trip Lee
Within hours of releasing his highly-anticipated third studio album, Between Two Worlds, Reach Records recording artist Trip Lee saw his June 22nd release debut in the Top 10 Albums Chart at iTunes. Just 48 hours after the release, the album currently sits at #12 overall and #5 on the Hip-Hop/Rap Chart, alongside hitmakers like Eminem and Drake...
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Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith celebrates his first Double-Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his 2001 Worship album and Platinum certification for his 2002 Worship Again album. The Double-Platinum status signifies the distribution of more than 2 million copies of an album or single and Platinum more than 1 million copies. Smith’s career sales approach 15 million with a new album set to release in September...
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Season Two of the Saturday morning television series iShine KNECT premieres on TBN this Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST. The series also airs on the Smile of a Child network on Saturdays at 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST. The popular tween series is back for a second season, with a massive cast featuring some of today’s most popular young Christian recording artists, including The Rubyz, Mission Six, Kylie Jean, Paige Armstrong, Chelsea Musick, Jamie Grace Harper, Grace Campbell, Siloam, Jonnie and Brookie and many more...
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Facedown Records are proud to welcome The Burial to Strike First Records. From South Bend, IN comes a band fervent in their ministry and unequivocal in their message. The Burial have been making a name for themselves in the midwest and beyond since 2005. After several DIY tours and a release on Sancrosanct Records, The Burial are poised for solid growth with their Strike First debut The Winepress...
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*Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010*

Michael W. Smith
GRAMMY, AMA and Dove Award winning artist, Michael W. Smith, performed two moving songs (“Place In This World” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”) before a sold out crowd during last night’s “Nashville Rising” benefit concert. The event, held at Bridgestone Arena, was spearheaded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which is working to address flood relief and recovery in Middle Tennessee. Event organizers expect to announce the total raised for flood relief tomorrow...
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SCC
Show Hope presents Steven Curtis Chapman and his family embarking on a new journey together this fall as they venture out on a “A Night with the Chapmans.” The special family affair kicks off September 10 in Lancaster, PA and will hit 34 cities before ending on November 21 in Baltimore, MD. The night of music and hope with the multi-platinum selling and award-winning artist will feature some of his most memorable hits from his two decades plus career...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North, the road steady, Dove Award-winning progressive pop band, is currently working its way through the summertime festival season, but with one eye on its ambitious (and already successful) headlining fall tour in support of its latest release, The Light Meets The Dark. The show line up features special guests Addison Road and acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Maher, and will visit more than 35 markets starting in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sept. 11 and closing Nov. 6, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va...
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Reuben Morgan
With more than 11-million albums sold worldwide, Hillsong LIVE returns with 12 new songs for its 20th recording, A Beautiful Exchange, set to release June 29 via EMI CMG Label Group. Coinciding with the release of the recording, Reuben Morgan leads his first Hillsong LIVE tour of the U.S. set to launch July 21 into major markets across the country. The tour went on sale to the public June 4 in multiple markets and has already sold thousands of tickets nationally...
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*Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010*

David Crowder Band
David Crowder*Band is releasing a four song EP today exclusively on iTunes ® titled Summer Happiness. The EP features acoustic versions of Church Music favorites “Oh, Happiness,” “How He Loves,” “Alleluia, Sing” and “Shadows.” The latest studio album from the band, Church Music, is currently on sale at iTunes ® for $7.99. David Crowder*Band will also present the first ever “Crowder’s Fantastical Church Music Conference” this fall...
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The Afters
The latest single from The Afters’, “Light Up the Sky,” will be used in the popular MTV show “The Hills” tonight. The show, in its final season, airs on MTV on Tuesday evenings at 10/9 central. No stranger to television exposure, The Afters’ music has also received placement in NBC’s “Secrets of the Mountain” soundtrack, “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “8th & Ocean” (MTV), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray...
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Tooth & Nail Records has recently nabbed the fresh new talent of Swimming With Dolphins, which includes frontman Austin Tofte, formally of Owl City, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. This summer, Swimming with Dolphins will begin recording their debut album with Tooth & Nail Records. "I'm more than excited to announce Tooth & Nail as the home of Swimming With Dolphins,” shares Austin Tofte about the recent signing...
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Joel Auge
Canadian singer/songwriter Joel Augé follows his critically-acclaimed solo debut On The Blue with Invisible Things, an 11-track studio album scheduled for release in the U.S. on July 6. Of French-Canadian descent, Augé (pronounced "Ojhay") is a two-time Covenant Award winner, recognized in '09 as "Male Vocalist the Year" and in '08 for "Folk/Roots Song of the Year" for the title track...
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*Monday, June 21st, 2010*

JoC
Multi-Platinum and three-time Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay, long ambitious in their plans for their charitable organization Blood:Water Mission, teamed up with K-LOVE and Air 1 radio stations to raise the necessary funds and awareness to complete Blood:Water Mission’s 1000 Wells Project, which was launched in 2005. The band joined forces with K-LOVE and Air 1 for a day-long Well Done Campaign radio-thon Tuesday, June 8, and raised over $860,000...
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The Afters
The Afters’ guitarist and vocalist Matt Fuqua and his wife recently welcomed their third child, Gibson Oliver Fuqua (photo attached) on June 12. The newest addition to The Afters was 7lbs and 19.5 inches upon his arrival. Next up for The Afters’ if the release of their third album on INO Records titled Light Up the Sky due out Sept. 14. Texas-based band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label...
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*Saturday, June 19th, 2010*

Satellites & Sirens
Always a band to shed light in contemporary society, Word Records’ Satellites & Sirens will be making their greatest impact yet. The four-piece, Nashville-based band is set to be featured on the homepage of MTVMusic.com as the “Needle in the Haystack” spotlight artist for the week of Monday, June 21st. In conjunction with the feature, OurStage.com will offer a free download of “Anchor” as well as new exclusives throughout the week alongside an interview with the band on Tuesday, June 22...
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Kevin Max
dPulse is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the new Kevin Max album Cotes d'Armor (True Rebels). Releasing August 24, 2010 on CD and digital, Cotes d'Armor features new tracks, as well as dramatic re-inventions of selected tracks first heard on the Crashing Gates EP. With guest appearances by Graham Crabb of Pop Will Eat Itself, Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Bowie, Zappa, Talking Heads) and label mates 3kStatic, Cotes d'Armor includes tracks...
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*Friday, June 18th, 2010*

Michael W. Smith
As one of the most beloved artists ever in gospel music, Michael W. Smith can easily be described as “well-traveled,” and a recent string of international appearances only underscores that. Smith recently performed more than 20 shows around the world, beginning in late April with 11 appearances across Canada and continuing in mid-May with four shows in South Africa (followed by a quick stop in Zambia) and six shows in Brazil...
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Third Day
Tickets are on sale beginning today for World Vision’s “Make A Difference Tour 2010” featuring New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado and GRAMMY® award-winning recording artists Michael W. Smith, TobyMac and Third Day. Launching in Youngstown, Ohio on Sept. 30, and running through the end of October, tickets for the 20-city arena tour are available beginning today at all Ticketmaster outlets and other locations...
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*Thursday, June 17th, 2010*

MercyMe
The MercyMe ‘lovewell streak’ continues for the multi-platinum selling band who reaches another career high as their current single “All of Creation,” holds its spot at No. 1 on the AC radio chart for its 11th consecutive week, making it the longest run at radio in their career. The chart-topping track is the first single from...
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The Choir
Making it an even dozen, iconic indie rock act The Choir announces the release of their 12th studio disc, Burning Like the Midnight Sun, on June 29th. Produced by band members Steve Hindalong and Derri Daughtery, the album was recorded and mixed at Daugherty’s Sled Dog Studio in Franklin, Tenn...
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MyChildren MyBride
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE just released their sophomore record, Lost Boy, and the record is already seeing amazing numbers, including a new a debut charting position of #156 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart! Lost Boy also charted at #1 last week on CMJ’s Most Added chart in the Loud Rock category! These numbers are only...
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Jesus Culture Music released its newest EP recording, My Passion, to digital retailers in the U.S. June 15. Without any traditional marketing and radio support, the recording quickly became the No. 8 best-selling album on the iTunes Top Albums chart, while hitting the No 1 position on its Christian albums chart. The EP also found significant digital sales success worldwide...
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*Wednesday, June 16th, 2010*

Anberlin
Universal Republic rockers Anberlin will release their much-buzzed about fifth studio album, Dark Is The Way, Light is a Place, on September 21st. The band recorded it at Nashville's renowned Blackbird Studio with Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine), who won the GRAMMY® award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical earlier this year. "Impossible...
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Switchfoot
oday is civil rights activist, John M Perkins, 80th birthday....so it seemed befitting that Switchfoot's song that was written in his honor be released today... Here is the link for new video THE SOUND which includes footage of Mr.Perkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQgABsUfK8 In addition to this, Jon Foreman has written a tribute to Perkins for The Huffington...
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Kevin Max
Join dpulse at 12pm EDT Thursday, June 17 for an exclusive live chat with Kevin Max as they kick off the official countdown to the new album Cotes d'Armor, unveil some cool new goodies and have a free download for all who stop by. Kevin will be discussing the new album and other goings on -- so don't miss it...
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*Tuesday, June 15th, 2010*

RSJ
Popular Grammy Award winning Christian artist, Rebecca St. James is in New York for a live appearance Wednesday night (16th) on Fox New’s Channel’s “Hannity.” (9:00 PM Eastern/8:00 PM Central). St. James will make a return guesting on the program’s popular “Great American Panel” –her third visit to the guest panel in the last few months. With the fall 2009 release of her starring role in the film...
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Sharing her personal story for the first time, Mary Beth Chapman, wife of award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman, has written the book Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1991-3, $21.99, Revell). The book, which will hit shelves this September, was co-authored by Ellen Vaughn, a New York Times bestselling author and inspirational speaker...
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House Of Heroes
House Of Heroes is set to release their latest effort, SUBURBA on August 3 on Gotee Records, produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Deas Vail) and mixed by J.R. McNeely (The Almost, Paramore). Check out the band’s revamped site at www.thehouseofheroes.com. See them on tour this summer with Seabird from July 5-13 and Treaty of Paris from August 1-12...
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Sanctus Real
GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award winning Sanctus Real released its fifth studio album, Pieces Of A Real Heart, on Sparrow Records in March amidst growing critical acclaim. As the first radio single from the album, “Forgiven,” went to the top of the charts becoming one of the most played Christian radio singles this year...
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*Monday, June 14th, 2010*

Natalie Grant
Powerhouse vocalist, social activist & founder of the Home Foundation to rescue victims of human trafficking, working mom, entrepreneur and four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant will be releasing her eighth album, Love Revolution, on Curb Records on August 24, 2010. Please visit http://www.nataliegrant.com for more information...
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Integrity Music's Deluge, critically acclaimed worship band, will appear on "The 700 Club" on Tuesday morning, June 15. CBN's popular Christian news and talk program airs on ABC Family Channel at 9am CST/10am EST. After performing live in "The 700 Club" studios in Virginia Beach, Va., Deluge heads to Hawaii, participating in the Breathe Youth Conference at the Word Of Life Christian Center in Honolulu, Hawaii June 17-20. They will finish out the by going back to their home...
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Blood & Ink Records are extremely pleased to announce that the label will be releasing the seminal Spirit-filled hardcore album Atonement by Strongarm on vinyl LP! Nearly a year in the making and 15 years after the original release of Atonement on CD and cassette by Tooth & Nail Records, Blood & Ink Records will be pressing this classic release on vinyl for the first time ever (and currently the only in-print format)...
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Integrity Music recently extended its long-time recording/publishing agreement with New Zealand-based Parachute Band, whose music the label now distributes to over 160 countries. Parachute Band has been signed with Integrity since 2006 when the label released All The Earth followed by the critically-acclaimed Roadmaps & Revelations and Technicolor, which...
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Andrew Peterson
Nashville will host one of the most unique creative conferences this summer at Hutchmoot 2010, which is being presented by The Rabbit Room and hosted by singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. The event will take place at Church of the Redeemer, 920 Caldwell Lane, over the weekend of August 6-8. The conference sold-out in an incredible three weeks and will host one-hundred attendees. The event will spotlight music, conversation, and a series of discussions centered on the telling of great stories in song...
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*Sunday, June 13th, 2010*

Josh Wilson
Sparrow Records’ critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Wilson garnered his first No. 1 hit as his current single “Before the Morning” topped the Inspo charts at No.1 and has been in the Top 5 for nearly two months on the AC Monitored and AC Indicator charts. Grant Hubbard, Vice President of National Promotion at EMI CMG comments, “Josh is a gifted artist with a knack for writing songs that not only can get played on radio...
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*Thursday, June 10th, 2010*

Aaron Shust
33Miles and Aaron Shust are preparing to co-headline Food for the Hungry’s “Summer Block Party Tour,” a festival style concert kicking off on June 16 with tickets for only $5 at the door (there are no advance ticket sales). Among The Thirsty and NewFire are also set to perform with Pocket Full of Rocks appearing at select shows. Adding to their long time relief and development work with the poor in more than 26 countries...
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pureNRG
Christian music’s premiere tween act pureNRG is preparing to bring their influential music career to a close this year. The talented singing and dancing trio, known for their infectious hits “Here We Go Again”, “All About You” and “Radio”, will spend the remainder of 2010 touring and engaging with fans in support of Graduation: The Best of pureNRG...
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MyChildren MyBride
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE just released their sophomore record, Lost Boy, on Tuesday, June 8th! On the day of the release, Robert, Dan, Matthew and Joe headed over to a local Hot Topic in Holyoke, MA to check out their new album on the stands! Posted above is the photographic proof of their pride and satisfaction in the finished product which is Lost Boy. “After two and a half years, it's a great feeling to see our second release on the shelves...
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*Wednesday, June 9th, 2010*

Big Idea
There’s never ever been a show like VeggieTales, and now fans can enjoy the ultimate live experience with VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly! tour coming to a city nearby. Everyone’s favorite VeggieTales characters take to the stage this fall to perform for audiences nationwide during their 37+-city major market tour. (Current tour itinerary follows.) The tour kicks off on September 28 in Shreveport, Louisiana before heading to cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston...
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A Plea For Purging are hyping up their forthcoming album The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (July 6) by offering up a one-of-a-kind contest called the Burrito Bro Down Contest. It's simple to enter on one of three social networking sites, MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter. The Grand Prizes include burritos with the band, tickets to a show on the Scream The Prayer Tour, and a guest appearance in an official episode of APFP's video blog...
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Impending Doom just released the first song from their forthcoming album There Will Be Violence. The song is called "The Great Fear" and comes out just in time for the pre-order launch. Check out the song here: http://www.myspace.com/impendingdoom and then you can pre-order There Will Be Violence (releasing July 20) here: http://facedown.merchnow.com/search/?q=impending+doom...
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Award-winning singer, songwriter, speaker, author and Grammy nominee, Kathy Troccoli, to release her highly anticipated project, Heartsongs, on June 8, 2010 through Green Hill Music, in conjunction with a national tour. With the release of Heartsongs, Kathy feels that this is the music “she was meant to make,” singing her own beloved renditions of songs that have helped form and shape her own musical career and...
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Joy broke out at the first JoyFest held last week at Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C. as the first of four festivals of the annual summer celebration of black gospel and urban music attracted nearly 12,000 concert-goers. Three more JoyFest 2010 festivals are scheduled for this summer, with the next event set for Kings Island in Mason, Ohio on June 19. Headlined by gospel great Fred Hammond and hosted by comedian Bone Hampton, JoyFest...
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Day Of Fire
Yesterday, Razor & Tie Records rock band Day Of Fire announced on their Facebook page that they will be taking an "indefinite hiatus." The brief announcement was as follows: "We have decided to take an indefinite hiatus. Sincere thanks to all our friends, fans, and associates who've supported us along the way. We've greatly enjoyed the years spent making music together. We'll be playing 3 more shows this year: Ichthus, Lifelight, and Night of Joy. We'd love to see you all out there for a proper goodbye rocking." The band just recently...
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*Tuesday, June 8th, 2010*

Addison Road
It has been two years since Texas natives Addison Road made their debut with their self-titled record home of the hits ”All That Matters,” “What Do I know of Holy,” and “Hope Now.” Now on June 22, the Dove nominated band will release their highly anticipated sophomore album Stories. The songs on Stories became part of a theme without the band realizing it, a theme the members would soon experience quite personally...
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*Monday, June 7th, 2010*

Degarmo and Key
According to several Twitter feeds and online buzz, artist Dana Key - most noted for being one-half of the classic rock duo DeGarmo & Key, passed away last night. INO Records singer Joy Whitlock tweeted, "Dana Key, my pastor, and also a member of legendary Christian rock band, DeGarmo and Key, passed away last night." In response to questions about why, Whitlock then replied, "it was a blood clot. He had previous health problems...
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Switchfoot
The 6th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley (www.switchfoot.com/p/broam) will feature performances by Timmy Curran, Dynamite Walls, Jon Foreman and Friends, OK Go, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, The Almost, Kate Voegele and Young the Giant. The concert/surf contest will take place on Saturday, June 26th, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The event will benefit San Diego and Oceanside, CA chapters of StandUp...
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Ivoryline
Tooth & Nail Records and Ivoryline proudly debut the new single "Instincts" on the band's MySpace Page. The song addresses larger issues such as the need for strength, love and faith. Says vocalist Jeremy Gray, "it's also a song about free will and how ultimately we have the choice to choose how we want to live, what kind of people we want to be." "Instincts" is also available for download online at both...
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Chris August
Fervent Records' newly signed singer-songwriter Chris August recently released to radio his first single "Starry Night," and is now available at all digital retailers. This fast moving single has debuted at #29 on Billboard's Christian AC Indicator chart this week after only two weeks in rotation. While this Dallas, TX native may be considered a "new" artist; Chris is anything but a rookie in the music industry. The self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer...
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Kari Jobe
Dove Award winner Kari Jobe and Colorado worship band Desperation Band proved to be a powerful touring team during the recent “Heartwork Tour,” their first time doing worship events together, and certainly not the last. The two artists visited churches in the American heartland cities of Fort Smith, Ark.; Irving, Texas; Tulsa, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Lubbock, Texas; Elk City, Okla.; Colorado Springs, Colo...
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Andrew Peterson
The eagerly-awaited new album from singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson, Counting Stars, will release July 27, 2010. The CD, produced by the artist’s long-time collaborators, Ben Shive and Andy Gullahorn, is the second project from Peterson to be released by Centricity Music. “We at Centricity Music feel like it is such a privilege to partner with Andrew Peterson,” says Steve Ford, Vice President of Sales/Marketing, Centricity Music...
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*Thursday, June 3rd, 2010*

The Letter Black
Next Saturday, June 12th, Tooth & Nail Records’ The Letter Black and BEC Recordings/Parachute Music’s Rapture Ruckus will join P.O.D. for the benefit concert “San Diego Loves Haiti.” The concert will be a part of the Emergency & Disaster Awareness Fair taking place at the San Diego Qualcomm Stadium parking lot on Saturday, June 12th, 2010. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the event ends at...
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Know Hope
After a three-year departure, Audio Adrenaline lead singer Mark Stuart and bassist Will McGinniss return with some of their favorite emerging voices of worship as the Know Hope Collective, a ground-breaking initiative that combines worship music with stories of hope and inspiration. According to Stuart and McGinniss, the Know Hope Collective will be an ever-changing group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds...
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*Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010*

dctalk
As buzz continues to build for the first release of the new Michael Tait-fronted Newsboys on July 13th (Born Again), and TobyMac continues to celebrate his recent fourth solo project, Tonight, the third member of DC Talk has begun rallying fans in support of petitioning a reunion of the band for 2011. Last night, Kevin Max posted on his Twitter feed and Facebook page, "Trying to get a dct tour happening, perhaps next year, any of you down? ;)...
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Newsboys
Newsboys have done it yet again. Not only has the band's No. 1 single, "Born Again," continued to stay at the top of the CHR charts for the forth week in a row, but the hit song has also made a new landmark. Since releasing to iTunes just two weeks ago the single has sold close to an astounding 12,000 units, almost 7,000 its first week out. In addition, the first day "Born Again" was available on iTunes, "Born Again" was the No. 1 song on the Singles Chart. "Born Again" is newsboys' first single from the July 13th...
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Premier Christian Cruises and FamilyLife have partnered to present the “Love Like You Mean It” Marriage Cruise setting sail on Valentine’s Day 2011 for a 4-night Bahamas adventure. The trip will be the first-ever, fully chartered Christian marriage cruise, giving “Love Like You Mean It” guests full and total access to the majestic Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas ship in a Christian-friendly environment...
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Yesterday, three-time Dove nominated recording artist Jadon Lavik brought his latest project Art and Soul direct to fans. His new single “Shine” is already receiving excellent reviews from industry sources including...
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*Tuesday, June 1st, 2010*

Elms
This morning, former Sparrow Records southern rock outfit The Elms announced their break-up after a decade together. With the announcement, the band released the following statement... "Dearest friends and family: It is with equal parts gratitude and humility with which I write you today to say that this July, after ten extraordinary years of life lived closely together, the members of The Elms will very amicably part ways and end our tenure as a rock and roll band. There are no salacious discrepancies between band members to report to you, and no dramatic...
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Jaci Velasquez
Christian music stars Jaci Velasquez and Salvador will unite for a flood relief benefit concert on Saturday, June 5th at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The free event, which will also be taped for an upcoming broadcast special and DVD release, is sponsored by CCM Magazine and 94FM The Fish. Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund...
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Music Out This Week

This Friday, June 22
Fades Away Resurrection Part I EP [Voluminous]
Here Be Lions Only a Holy God [Live] [Integrity]
Impending Doom The Sin and Doom Vol. II [eOne]
Javen Grace [Tyscot]
Lecrae Let the Trap Say Amen [Reach]
Peabod Healthy Snacks [Centricity]
Plumb Beautifully Broken [Centricity]
Plumb Fight For Her Book [Shoe Publishing]
Matthew West All In (Re-Release) [Sparrow Records]
Urban Rescue Run (single) (Independent)

NEXT Friday, June 29
Hillsong Young & Free III [Capitol CMG]
John Mark McMillan The Mercury Sessions [Lionhawk]


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