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May, 2014


*Friday, May 30, 2014*

Stellar Kart
Dove Award-winning rock band Stellar Kart has officially signed with Faith Artist Agency for performance booking. The band has played over 1,500 shows in 13 countries over the past ten years and shows no signs of slowing down. In August 2013, the band released the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed full-length album, ALL IN, and has recently released an EP of cover songs from the popular Disney movie "Frozen." The band, managed by First Company Management, also has plans to release new original music later this year...
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Francesca Battistelli
Award-winning faith-based media & marketing group FrontGate Media, is proud to partner with Blue Scout Media to present an exclusive webcast of THE BIBLE: SON OF GOD TOUR Experience launching on June 3, 2014. Filmed at the Nashville, TN performance, The Bible: Son of God will be available on the StageHop platform through June 17th and is sponsored by the upcoming feature film, THE LETTERS...
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*Thursday, May 29, 2014*

Now in its sixth year, IMMERSE, the Gospel Music Association's music training experience, is quickly becoming the defining event for emerging artists, songwriters and worship leaders. The event features reVIEWyou, a unique competition, designed to mentor new talent and provide participants with unparalleled prizes. In addition, the conference has recently expanded its training with the help of LifeWay Christian Resources to include a worship leader track...
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Dreamin' Out Loud Entertainment readies to release award-winning Christian pop singer/songwriter Katelyn McCarter's "Rough Day" Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the lead single from the upcoming studio effort Beyond Skin Deep. Rough Day is a lyrically relatable upbeat song where McCarter explains, "as we go through rough days in life we must seek God and come to him for support and guidance," and with simple everyday...
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*Wednesday, May 28, 2014*

Family Force 5
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 is set to release its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, Aug. 5, 2014 from Word Entertainment. The highly anticipated, 15-song recording features the first song and lead video, "BZRK," which is available to download beginning this week from iTunes as part of the album pre-order campaign at http://smarturl.it/timestandsstill. Released May 23, the "BZRK" video has already been viewed over 217,000 times at http://smarturl.it/BZRKVideo...
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Singer-songwriter Kim Dexter (formerly of Mayfair Laundry) is back with a brand new studio album, "Reaching," in stores everywhere on June 10th via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Creative. The worship-infused project is the follow-up to Dexter's debut solo album, "So This Is It," which spawned international radio airplay, extensive touring and television appearances...
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The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced the final batch of award winning performers and presenters to participate in the K-LOVE Fan Awards Show this Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Performers include Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Kutless, Colton Dixon, for KING & COUNTRY, Rend Collective and Plumb...
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Carman
Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman releases his highly anticipated studio album 'No Plan B' today marking his first new music release in more than a decade. The album is available at online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon and Christian retailers such as Family Christian Store, Lifeway Christian Stores, Mardels and Christian Book Distributors. 'No Plan B,' released by Carman's own Norway Avenue Records through Capitol Christian Distribution, captures the essence of this singer/songwriter on the fresh 12- track collection penned and performed by Carman. His 'Live Across America Presents: No Plan B Tour' kicks off on May 29 in Tallahassee, Fla. with a set list of the all-new tracks and fan-favorites...
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*Tuesday, May 27, 2014*

Crowder
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG artist Crowder makes his worldwide solo-debut today with the release of Neon Steeple. His single "I AM" has made impressive waves at radio, reaching No. 3 on the National Christian Audience chart over the weekend. Paying tribute to the folk/country influences on the new record, Crowder will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday, May 31 in Nashville...
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Tedashii
Tedashii's latest album, the highly anticipated Below Paradise, releases today to much acclaim. His first album in three years and fourth career studio release, Below Paradise is already claiming the top spot on iTunes' Hip-Hop/Rap charts and is No. 5 on the Overall chart on iTunes at press time. The album's first single, "Dark Days, Darker Nights (feat. Britt Nicole)," is currently at No. 30 on Billboard's Christian Rock Chart...
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Brandon Heath
Brandon Heath married Sunday evening in Nashville, Tennessee. Brandon and his bride, Siebe, were married on Sunday evening, May 25th, in the beautiful Scarritt-Bennett Chapel in Heath's native city. Country artist and songwriting star Deana Carter sang for the couple's first dance and guests enjoyed a unique biscuit bar and tasty wedding cake. As a gift to their friends and family, the new couple donated a well in the names of their wedding guests via Blood: Water Mission...
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Indie label Solid State Records have announced the signing of Forevermore. The Indianapolis natives will release their label debut "Telos" on July 22nd, 2014. You can check out the track list and more on the "Telos" album page...
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Phil Keaggy
Grammy award nominated Phil Keaggy, who has also won seven Dove Awards in his prolific career and named one of the top fingerstyle guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and Randy Stonehill, known for his comedic wit, and superb songwriting, as well as being one of the "fathers of Christian music" are pairing for a rare duo performance available for their fans worldwide to see and hear live on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST. Fans can watch on their iphones, computers, and streaming on their TV screens in three camera HD video and audio as a part of "Keaggy-Stonehill LIVE from Orlando...
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Get ready to welcome a new voice within R&B Gospel. Xist Music is proud to announce the release of their first female artist Adia as she gears up for the release of her debut album, Behind Enemy Lines, which will hit stores July 29th. Bringing a new vibe to the genre, the album is produced by Fred "Blaze" Crawford (Deitrick Haddon, Day 26, Dave Hollister, Ramsey Lewis), and gives a dynamic one-two-punch that is a treasure trove of songs that are not only message-driven but artistic, engaging, and entertaining. Behind Enemy Lines features appearances by Jessica Reedy, Eric Dawkins, Sean Simmonds and Gemstones...
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Areli Media, in association with New Century Publishing, has released THE COMING KING, the latest book from R. Baruch. The book is now available wherever books are sold, including Amazon.com. So much of today's prophetic conversation is framed by the excerpts in scripture and of course, the Anti-Christ...
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*Friday, May 23, 2014*

Independent band, Willet, made up of brothers, Jeremy Willet, Justin Willet & Jordan Willet, are releasing a brand new full-length community worship album called Searchlight on August 26th as a follow-up to the band's 2012 Love on the outside E.P. (Produced by Aaron Gillespie). The album was written and recorded in a studio they built in their hometown of Westminster, MD...
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Rap Fest has released the confirmed artist list for Rap Fest 2014. Rap Fest 2014 will take place at VIDALIA PARK located at E. 180th Street and Daly Avenue in The Bronx, NY, from 12:00PM to 8:00PM on Saturday August 9th...
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*Thursday, May 22, 2014*

Jesus Culture Music announces the highly anticipated release of Jesus Culture Unstoppable Love internationally at digital and physical retailers everywhere June 3 through Fuel Distribution. This new album from Jesus Culture band was recorded live during Jesus Culture's annual Encounter Conference held Jan. 2014 in Sacramento at California's historic Memorial Auditorium. Featuring a dynamic collaboration of voices who have helped shape, and continue to inspire, generations of worshippers...
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Newsboys
Newsboys' "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" single, from its 2011 Inpop Records project God's Not Dead, has been certified GOLD by the RIAA. Selling more than 140,000 tracks since January, "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" has experienced a phenomenal resurgence fueled by the popularity of Pure Flix Film's GOD'S NOT DEAD movie, in which Newsboys performs the song...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED has once again broken a record with their highest charting and selling single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)." "Oceans" cracks the longest reign on Billboard's airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart as they marked their 24th week at the top. This shatters the record that has been in place since 2003 with MercyMe's "Word of God Speak...
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Bread of Stone
The members of the Iowa band, Bread of Stone just released their new single to radio for "Goodbye World" off their recently released Deluxe Edition for The Real Life and now DREAM Records is pleased to share their extremely creative lyric video. The new single marks a new turn in the emergence of indie/pop rockers Bread of Stone. With the new tracks, produced by famed producer...
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Fellowship Creative, the music arm of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, released their major label debut album, Running To Follow, on May 13 (Fair Trade Services). Since its release, the media have quickly jumped on board to share their raving reviews about Running To Follow. With coverage in such outlets as Faith Village, The Church Collective, Focus On The Family's Boundless podcast and more, below is a highlight of the comments that have been posted about Fellowship Creative...
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In celebration of the release of her new EP, "Take Your Burden Down," Nashville-based recording artist Erica Lane will host an Album Release Concert Party at Rocketown's White Building (522 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN) on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m...
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*Wednesday, May 21, 2014*

Crowder
Just less than a week away from the worldwide release of his solo debut album, "folktronica" artist Crowder announced that Neon Steeple is available to stream for free today, exclusively at iTunes Radio as an iTunes Radio First Play. Neon Steeple, which Crowder describes as - The Appalachians and Ibiza. Folk music and EDM. The music of the People. Folktronica. Digital and Analog. The Ones and Zeros and the Handshake. The Banjo and the 808. A critique and a hope - will be available on May 27...
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The Digital Age
After the "*Band" portion of David Crowder*Band parted ways with the acclaimed worship leader, the guys formed a new band called The Digital Age, releasing a debut EP titled Rehearsals independently. This week, the guys have announced the upcoming release of a new set of such rehearsals, Rehearsals Vol. 2, debuting the first cut, a cover of Hillsong UNITED's "Oceans...
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Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Carolyn Arends is partnering with her fans to produce the Canadian recording artist's 11th album, a Christmas CD titled Christmas: Story of Stories. Through the innovative crowd-funding program Kickstarter, fan donations met the initial $11,000 goal in one day. With 22 days left until the deadline, additional funds will help Arends reach her stretch goals...
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Michael W. Smith
Three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith is celebrating a Top 10 Billboard 200 debut today for his new project, Sovereign, which released last week. In addition, the critically acclaimed album nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Christian/Gospel album and digital sales charts, as well as the Praise & Worship albums chart. Smith's first studio worship album since 2008, the "stunning"* and "powerful"* Sovereign also peaked at No. 1 on iTunes and Amazon Christian and Gospel charts in the...
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Integrity Music announces the May 26 global release of Dance Again, a 13-track album featuring new songs from the UK's LIFE Church, including the title track, which was inspired by a miraculous physical healing. Recorded live by LIFE Worship, the music ministry of LIFE Church (formerly Abundant Life) in Bradford, England, Dance Again is an album filled with new songs from a congregation pressing deeper into God's promises...
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Anthony Evans
Pop Artist Anthony Evans is premiering his brand new music video for his current single "Never Fail" today, exlusively on UpTV.com. UpTV is the No. 1 Family Friendly Network in all of cable. Some of entertainment's top creative and production personnel...
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An exuberant first single, "2nd Win," is available now on iTunes. The song marches its cadence fittingly underscoring the song's message about overcoming life's challenges. Kierra Sheard samples the Clark Sisters' song, "They Were Overcome," paying homage to the trailblazing work of the group's members: Sheard's aunts and her mother, Karen Clark Sheard...
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Up and coming Christian hip hop artist, LaToria, is featured in Headz Up FM’s newly released compilation album titled CHRISTIAN HIP HOP 2014. In collaboration with Capitol Christian Music Group, the album, which was released on April. 29, 2014 features LaToria’s single titled “Loose,” along with tracks from unsigned powerhouses including Big Unc, Mr. Mayberry, Cruz, Keno Camp, Yaves, Fonz Carter, Sivion and others...
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Yancy has long been Christian music's reigning Queen of Diversity, but with the upcoming release of "Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza!," she's expanding her reach far beyond English-speaking fans. Her all-new Spanish language children's project, a CD/DVD set, will be available online and in Christian bookstores everywhere on June 24th, via Elevate Entertainment...
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*Tuesday, May 20, 2014*

Casting Crowns
Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns holds the position as Billboard's top selling act in Christian music since 2007. They wrapped up 2013 with three GRAMMY® nods and a RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification, multiple RIAA Gold certifications and more. But when it comes to the heart and soul of Casting Crowns (who recently celebrated 10 years together), the root of their message is to share the gospel and disciple believers to not just survive in life, but to thrive...
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Alternative art-rock band Artifex Pereo has unveiled a new video for their song "To Listen & Say Nothing" today. The track is featured on the band's upcoming, debut album, Time In Place, which is due out on May 27th via Tooth & Nail Records...
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Cedarville, OH based post-hardcore band Wolves At The Gate are gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore album, VxV, with Solid State Records on June 10th. With less than a month to go before it debuts, the band has premiered a new song called "Relief" today. Additionally, beginning today fans can pre-order the record on iTunes and receive an instant download of the tracks "Relief" and "Dust To Dust...
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V. Rose
Forever After, the highly-anticipated sophomore studio recording from one of Christian music's leading urban/pop vocalists and songwriters, V.Rose, drops today from Clear Sight Music. Produced by Lamontt SPEC Blackshire and executive produced by FLAME, the project offers 12 new tracks as well as a bonus cut, and features collaborations with some of the top names in Christian rap and hip-hop...
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Switchfoot
The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards has added to its already star-studded show lineup, announcing several additional performers and presenters for the June 1 show set to take place at the Grand Ole Opry House. Performers added include an eclectic mix of talent including Switchfoot, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Crowder, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Newsboys, Building 429, Jamie Grace, Big Daddy Weave and Phil Wickham...
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Emery
BadChristian Music, the new record label formed by Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of the popular rock group, Emery, along with close friend, Pastor and former Emery bassist, Joey Svendsen, is now accepting song submissions for an upcoming summer compilation album, Good Songs from Bad People. This first installment of the compilation series will feature music from BC Music's current roster as well as other signed and independent artists. For more information about submitting music for consideration, head to: http://badchristian.com/gsbp/...
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Pillar
Nashville producers, Aaron Rice and Mark Drury, have brought Cliff Graham's latest novel, "Day Of War," and the Lion Of War book series to life through music, with the multi-artist compilation project, Praise & Arrows. The eleven song record debuted recently in the Top 25 on iTunes Soundtrack chart, and features a diverse group of Christian artists that includes, Stellar Kart, Trip Lee, All Sons & Daughters, Pillar, Kevin Max, Audio Adrenaline, and Jeremy Rosado. The project delivers the heart and character of King David as portrayed in the Scriptures, focusing on the dichotomy of David as a psalmist and warrior...
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Turn It Around Records is excited to announce the release of their first album, titled Miracle. Performed by the Faith Worship team from the Connecticut and NYC based mega church, it is a collection of songs that displays a passionate expression for the love of God. Pastor Frank Santora and worship leader Ryan Masse collaborated to write the compelling songs heard on Miracle...
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Save the City Records has signed the band Archers Rise, featuring Tom Cox, former guitarist of the best selling band Falling Up. Archers Rise will be releasing their new EP "Jupiter Bound" on June 3rd, featuring their single "Sway With Me" which is currently on the "Most Wanted" chart of RadioU.com. The band is also hosting an album release party on June 5th at their hometown in Corvallis, Oregon - a region that has produced many Christian music talents...
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*Monday, May 19, 2014*

Matthew West
With numerous awards and accolades already to his name, Matthew West has received his first Billboard Music Award. Announced last night during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held live in Las Vegas, his No. 1 single "Hello, My Name Is" was named Best Christian Song. West was also nominated for Top Christian Artist...
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Colony House (formerly known as Caleb), an indie rock trio from Nashville, TN will release their first full-length album When I Was Younger via Descendant Records (The Lone Bellow) on July 22, 2014. You can pre-order the album now via iTunes and receive a free download of the first single "Silhouettes," HERE...
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Chris Tomlin
Internationally acclaimed recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin won the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist at last night's show which was broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC. The win follows Tomlin's win in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Song ("Our God")...
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*Friday, May 16, 2014*

Mae
Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their classic debut album Destination: Beautiful and fan coveted compilation Destination: B-Sides with an intimate one-time-only online performance at StageIt.com on June 7th. The show will feature the band performing from their studio and interacting with fans, all streaming live online and on mobile devices for ticket-holders. Tickets are available now at http://spr.tn/maegeit...
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Tera L. Carter, former Reach Records executive with over 7 years of national touring experience, launches the new artist management and booking firm, TLC Entertainment Group. She embarks on this venture through a new partnership with Ronnie Garrett, renowned composer and musical director for Tyler Perry and co-owner of the Atlanta based state of the art sound stage and studio, The Bassmint...
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As a senior in high school, actively involved in sports and on her way to becoming valedictorian of her class, Deborah Davis became debilitated with a sickness known as Lyme disease. Daily she fights to honor the Lord in her trials and circumstances, while her family does their best to pay the enormous medical bills. Deborah is currently 19 years old living with incredible faith, residing with her family in Florida. Read her story below and check out the link to help support the Davis family medical expenses in this time of need! Reach Records will match every dollar contributed up to $5000. CLICK HERE to Donate...
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*Thursday, May 15, 2014*

Anberlin
Anberlin have released a new song "Stranger Ways" from their upcoming album "Lowborn." You can listen to the song premiere exclusively at billboard.com! Anberlin will release their seventh and last album Lowborn on June 23rd, 2014. You can pre-order Lowborn at the Tooth & Nail Online Store...
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BMG recording artist Danny Gokey, named by RyanSeacrest.com as one of the top 5 favorite Idol contestants of all time, returns to American Idol tonight for the hometown special with the Season 13 top 3 finalists. Tune in to Fox tonight at 9:00p.m. EST to catch up with Danny on his American Idol homecoming...
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Forerunner Music's latest project, Onething Live: Sing Your Praises, marks the highest charting album in the Onething Live series. The project debuted at No. 8 on Soundscan's Praise and Worship Chart, following its release on April 29. The recording took place at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) annual Onething young adult conference in Kansas City, MO, and increased the number of the organization's talented worship leaders to eleven, along with offering more song selections with twelve tracks. The best-selling series is available on iTunes and other digital service providers and is being distributed to physical and online retail outlets via New Day Christian Distributors...
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*Wednesday, May 15, 2014*

My Epic
My Epic is excited to announce the release of the instrumental version of "Behold", the band's fourth studio album. The album will be available through all digital outlets on May 27. 'Arise' is the first track on Behold and is the first of a trilogy of songs depicting the return of Jesus. This is a look at the magnitude & brevity of the world He holds together...
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Elevate Life Church today announced that iTunes pre-sales have begun for their new live worship album "More." The creative and worship teams have been working diligently to record and produce a collection of twelve original songs, all written and produced by members of the Elevate Life Worship team...
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Indie emcee Yaves (Columbus Ohio) has released a brand new music video for his song "One Wish." It's got a smooth jazzy musical backing and a humorous storyline . Click on the video above to watch it...
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Erica Campbell has been nominated for a BET Award in the Best Gospel Artist category, it was announced today. This is her first nomination as a solo artist and is being recognized for her solo debut HELP. Campbell, has won three previous BET Awards, as part of Mary Mary...
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All Sons & Daughters
Integrity Music's Franklin, TN-based worship duo All Sons & Daughters, composed of David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, released globally their 5-star acclaimed, self-titled studio album May 6. In its first day at retail, the album launched to No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian/Gospel chart and continues to garner wide critical acclaim. Entering a new season of leaning into their own musical and lyrical instincts, the duo also taps the talents of several extraordinary songwriters for the album...
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*Tuesday, May 13, 2014*

Needtobreathe
The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic presented by Commonwealth Cares Foundation has announced celebrity guests, performers, and athletes who will attend the annual golf tournament benefiting Charleston area nonprofit Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI). Band members of NEEDTOBREATHE - Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart and Seth Bolt - are long-time supporters of PMI and, last year, decided to lend their name to Commonwealth Cares Foundation's annual golf tournament to raise support...
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Andrew Peterson
Award-winning author and Dove-nominated singer/songwriter, Andrew Peterson, is scheduled to release the fourth and final book in his highly popular Wingfeather Saga series. Published by Rabbit Room Press, The Warden and the Wolf King will release July 22nd and will be available at all retail and online outlets. An advance pre-sale will begin on June 22nd at www.wingfeathersaga.com and www.rabbitroom.com...
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Matthew West
The K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced that current Dancing With the Stars® contestant Candace Cameron Bure, as well as American Music Award Winner, ASCAP's reigning Christian Music Songwriter of the Year and GRAMMY®-nominee Matthew West will host the K-LOVE Fan Awards on Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. "I'm so excited to be hosting the K-LOVE Fan Awards," exclaimed Candace...
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Michael W. Smith
Today, three-time GRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith opens a new chapter in his illustrious career as he releases Sovereign, his first studio worship album since 2008 and his first album with new label partner Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. This week, the man who in honor of ASCAP's 100th Anniversary...
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Indie hip-hop artist James Gardin (fka PHILTHY from that Blat Pack! crew) has released a new single titled "I Cry." The song is off his EP Moleskines & Pocketsquares. The song speaks about depression, mental illness and suicide...
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Indie singer-songwriter Paul Demer has released his newest single, titled "Constant," on Monday, May 12. "Constant" is a song filled with poignant lyrics and skillful instrumentation-including fun beats. Listeners of many types of music are sure to enjoy this single. The lyric video, which was directed by Austin Stearns, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/B3mDvFP0Fd0...
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*Monday, May 12, 2014*

Remedy Drive
One of Christian music’s most acclaimed rock bands, Dove Award-nominated Remedy Drive, returns to the spotlight with an important new mission. Inspired by group founder and frontman David Zach’s recent trip to Southeast Asia with The Exodus Road, a nonprofit coalition fighting sex slavery through covert investigation and rescue, the band has committed their music and ministry platform to help combat human trafficking...
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About A Mile
Sometimes the most accomplished artistry is birthed out of the most trying adversity, which coupled with the chemistry that comes from the bond of brotherhood, puts Word Records newcomers About A Mile well beyond their years. The trio of early twenty-somethings hail from the working class town of Butler, Pennsylvania (just outside of Pittsburgh), and can remember embracing their musical instincts as early as they did a devout Christian faith, first modeled by their extremely hard working father, a steel mill staffer who always managed to make ends meet for his...
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Crowder
Unsigned Only Music Competition announced today the launch of a special promotion, "Screen Shot," geared toward the placement of music in film, TV, advertising, and video games. "Screen Shot," sponsored by Radio Airplay, offers the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by some of the top music execs who are looking to place music in various projects. Artists can submit their original songs from May 12-23, 2014 on the Unsigned Only website at www.unsignedonly.com...
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7Core Music are excited to announce that the new album from Ian Yates, DNA will be released on July 21st 2014. Mixing elements of The 1975, The Killers, Imagine Dragons and U2, this is rock filled passion at it's best. We strongly believe this is Ian's best album to date...
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*Friday, May 9, 2014*

Audio Adrenaline
It was recently announced that the upcoming K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend will incorporate the Run For Love 5K Run to raise funds for the Hands & Feet Project. To be held May 31 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and presented by the K-LOVE Fan Awards, the Run For Love 5K will raise awareness and funds to support the Hands & Feet Project's mission to care for Haiti's orphaned and abandoned children...
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BMG recording artist Danny Gokey launched the pre-order for his upcoming sophomore album, HOPE IN FRONT OF ME this week. Danny's album is available now for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and DannyGokey.com. A download of his chart-climbing top 25 Christian AC Mediabase single "Hope In Front of Me...
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Syntax Creative welcomes Whole World Media Group-an established label that focuses on concept-driven projects-to their roster. Together, they are gearing up to launch the brand new "Timeless Hymns" series, starting with Volume 1: Be Thou My Vision featuring the Scottish Festival Singer which will be at all digital service providers 05/13/2014, or is available for pre-order at iTunes now...
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*Thursday, May 8, 2014*

Carman
Christian Music Trailblazer and Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman releases a new lyric video for "Jesus Heal Me" in support of his upcoming studio album, 'No Plan B.' The video premieres today on YouTube. The album releases on May 27 through his independent label Norway Avenue Records and Capital Christian Distribution. On May 13, the 'No Plan B...
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Show Hope
Show Hope™ is gearing up for their 2nd Annual FamilyFest, a free event for the whole family, on Saturday, May 31 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, TN. Food trucks will be on site, along with inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, games and prizes, and live music from the Show Hope Blue Grass Band. Child favorites such as Miss Pattycake, Roger Day, as well as Bob and Larry from VeggieTales will all be making special appearances throughout the day...
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Tedashii
This month, lyricist and hip-hop artist Tedashii will release his highly anticipated project Below Paradise. On May 27 Tedashii will release his first album in three years marking his career fourth studio release. Fans can now pre-order this album on iTunes and get an instant download of the song "Nothing I Can't Do...
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*Wednesday, May 7, 2014*

Anberlin
Anberlin will release their last album, "Lowborn", on June 23rd, 2014. This album brings Anberlin full circle as "Lowborn" will be released on Tooth & Nail, the band's original label. Instead of recording the album together, the musicians did their parts with separate producers they each selected. Drums were recorded with Matt Goldman in Atlanta and later combined with bass and guitar in Lakeland, FL with Copeland’s Aaron Marsh. Vocals were recorded with the band’s longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle in Franklin, TN...
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Audrey Assad
New music from former Sparrow Records artist Audrey Assad is coming Tuesday May, 20th with the release of her new EP, Death, Be Not Proud. A small collection of songs about resurrection and hope, the EP was inspired by the John Donne quote: "Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so...
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Third Day
Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band THIRD DAY has partnered with Northeast Georgia’s Lake Lanier Islands Resort to create the first-ever THIRD DAY Family, Faith & Friends Camp, the ultimate VIP family weekend experience for THIRD DAY fans everywhere. Registered campers will experience an entire weekend of THIRD DAY-led activities geared to strengthen and support the family. Registration includes beach/water park passes, Country Concert Under the Stars with (THIRD DAY lead singer) Mac Powell, inspirational Faith & Family sessions with THIRD DAY and special guest speakers, VIP meals, and VIP reserved seating for the sold-out “THIRD DAY & Friends” concert at Gwinnett Arena...
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CTF Records, a family of young and up-and-coming artists, producers, and management, has been signed by Syntax Creative. The first release under this new deal is Off Season by Serge, available May 13th on all digital service providers, or you can pre-order it now at iTunes...
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MercyMe
Grand Canyon University is teaming up with Christian music icon Bart Millard to offer a groundbreaking Worship Arts program that will prepare students for careers ranging from national recording artists to worship leaders at local churches. Millard, lead singer of GRAMMY® nominated, American Music and Dove Award winning band MercyMe...
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On Monday night Matthew West was awarded two of the top honors at the 36th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards. West was named Songwriter of the Year after having an amazing 2013 with his hit song "Hello My Name Is," a record-breaking No. 1 song at Christian radio for 17 weeks. This song also earned West the ASCAP Song of the Year. He was also honored for his song "Already There" as recorded by Casting Crowns...
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Matthew West
Capitol Christian Music Group is proud to announce that singer, songwriter and artist Shawn McDonald has just received his first No. 1 radio hit with "We Are Brave." As the first single from his brand new album, titled Brave, "We Are Brave" has officially hit the top spot on the Christian Hot AC chart...
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Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys pay homage to mothers everywhere with the release of their single "That Home (A Tribute To Moms)" in honor of Mother's Day this weekend. The new track, which was recorded originally for Newsboys' latest album Restart, features clips of fans sharing their favorite thoughts and memories about their moms. The song holds a special relevance for lead singer Michael Tait...
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Phil Keaggy
"Keaggy-Stonehill LIVE from Orlando" celebrates the historic pairing of legendary Jesus Music pioneers Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy in an unique concert/webcast experience made available worldwide for fans. The concert will be webcast live on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 7:30 EST from Faith Christian University in Orlando, Florida and accessed by iticket holders only...
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Passion
Once again, the annual Passion album has resonated with fans and listeners worldwide. Passion: Take It All debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, tying last year's album, Passion: Let The Future Begin, as the highest chart debut for Passion and also the highest for a Christian album this year. It also ranked as the highest Billboard 200 chart debut this year for a worship record. In addition, Passion ranked as No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart...
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*Tuesday, May 6, 2014*

Anberlin
Today, rock band Anberlin officially unveiled the cover artwork and title for their final album, Lowborn. Tooth & Nail Records will be releasing the album on Monday, June 23, 2014. A newsletter the band also sent out today included some of their final tour dates and more info: "Hello friends - we are still hearing from people who missed our earlier announcement about this album and this year being our last. If you missed out on our video announcement earlier this year, you can check it out HERE...
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Relient K
This year Gotee Records is celebrating a huge milestone. The famed independent record label that has five RIAA Gold certified albums to their name and has launched numerous successful artist careers in R&B, rap, reggae and rock such as Out of Eden, GRITS, Jennifer Knapp, Relient K, Jamie Grace and many more, turns 20 years old. To celebrate this special anniversary Gotee is releasing a special compilation album titled Gotee Records: Twenty Years Brand New on June 17. The project will feature new recordings from their current artist...
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BEC Recordings' is proud to officially announce a new signing to their roster family - David Dunn - with the release of his label debut EP Crystal Clear on July 15. His first radio single from this collection, "Today Is Beautiful," went for adds at radio last Friday. This week he is introducing his single and visiting radio stations in New Jersey, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, Grand Rapids and Indiana. Click here to pre-order this album and watch the lyric video for the single...
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Emery
Veteran rock band, Emery, has announced a handful of new You Were Never Alone crowdfunding goals after shattering its initial $50,000 goal in under two weeks. The campaign to help fund the band's sixth studio album will run through May 15 on BadChristian.com at: http://badchristian.com/campaign/newemery/. In addition to the funding of the new album, the new stretch goals are as follows...
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Plumb
Fresh from an incredible spring that included appearances on Winter Jam and Live in the Vineyard, Curb Records artist PLUMB is honored to announce her upcoming fall tour, "STORIES OF HOPE". Acclaimed southern rock sensations RHETT WALKER BAND and pop artist JONATHAN THULIN will join this emerging tour as support. The tour will kick off in early September and run through November 2014. Routing, tour dates and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. PLUMB and the "Stories of Hope" tour are booked by Elite Talent Agency...
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Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY®-nominated, "Artist of the Year" Dove Award winner and Christian Music's best-selling new artist in 10 years, Francesca Battistelli released her third studio album, If We're Honest, April 22 from Fervent Records. The album quickly launched to No. 1 amidst wide critical acclaim in its debut week at retail, becoming her third consecutive album to gather the top position on the SoundScan Christian Albums chart...
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Michael Sweet
Michael Sweet, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band Stryper, returns with his latest solo album I'm Not Your Suicide out now via Big 3 Records. The latest album is his first since the 2007 release Touched. The album is available digitally at iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/iTunesPurchaseLink and in CD format via Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/AmazonPurchaseLink. The album has been getting great reviews...
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Christian music fans will be delighted to hear singer-songwriter Holly Spears in the new faith-based feature film, VIRTUOUS (JC Films / Tri-Rahn Pictures, LLC), which releases Mother's Day Weekend. Five of the artist's songs are featured in the film, including "Where'd You Go." A music video for the song has just been released, featuring clips from the movie. Watch the music video: http://youtu.be/gWjej8zBKFY...
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Rich Mullins
The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, is available today on DVD. The Color Green Films full-length feature is available exclusively in Walmart retail stores (purchase link) through Millennium Entertainment followed by a nationwide CBA retail release on July 8 through Capitol Christian Distribution...
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Beckah Shae
Shae Shoc's flagship artist Beckah Shae has unveiled Champion, her eighth studio album that is available nationwide today. The dance/pop release features collaborations with award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists such as Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, Eric Dawkins, Canon and T-Bone and is attracting fans and critics alike. "Maybe you're looking for a motivational soundtrack to bump up your workout. Maybe you need a 'spiritual trainer' to cheer you on and push you to strive for that finish line...
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When a community of musicians organically comes together for a common purpose, sharing core values and creative focus, something amazing happens. For the past few years, an incredible group of talented songwriters and musicians have been drawn to Raleigh-Durham, forming a vibrant collective, writing original music that has already been embraced by churches around the world. From this community, a new independent label - THE SUMMIT CHURCH MUSIC - has emerged, creating a new avenue to share these songs with the Church and community at large...
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*Monday, May 5, 2014*

Seventh Day Slumber
We Are The Broken, the highly anticipated 10th studio recording from Dove Award-winning hard rockers Seventh Day Slumber, will release May 13 from VSR Music Group (Capitol Christian Distribution). Helmed by Dove Award-winning producer Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder Band) and Seventh Day Slumber's Jeremy Holderfield, highlights of the high-energy nine-song set include "All She Wants...
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The iconic daily comic strip, Nancy, once again highlights GRAMMY and DOVE winner, Jason Crabb this week. This is Crabb's second time "in the funny papers." In December of 2013, the comic strip featured Phil Fumble - who is dating Nancy's aunt Fritzi - wearing a t-shirt with the singers name - Jason Crabb - on the front. Now, once again, Guy Gilchrist - illustrator of the famed comic strip - has featured Jason Crabb into a very important story arc. This time, Phil wears a t-shirt with the message "LOVE IS STRONGER - JASON CRABB" emblazoned on the front. Phil wears this t-shirt during the strip for the entire week - each time you see Phil, he will be wearing his...
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Beloved multi-Dove Award winning recording artist and worship leader Billy Sprague is reaching out to fans today to express his gratitude for their overwhelming support of his upcoming project, Songs in the Key of Awe. Funded through the innovative crowd-sourced Kickstarter program, fan donations have surpassed the initial goal of $20,000 in only half the allotted time...
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*Friday, May 2, 2014*

Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive is back on their own again, after having spent some time with Word Records for their national debut Daylight Is Coming in 2008, and then with Centricity Music for 2012's Resuscitate. The new album, titled Commodity, is projected for a September release, but you can help the band finish it by giving via Kickstarter. Visit the link here for more details and to hear the title track: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/remedydrive/commodity-a-counter-trafficking-album...
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Wolves At The Gate have announced their sophomore album "VxV" (pronounced "five by five") which will be released on June 10th! The first track "Dust to Dust" has been released...
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Royal Tailor
GRAMMY Award nominated pop/rock band Royal Tailor debuts the new music video for its latest single, "Ready Set Go," on internationally renowned media mogul Ryan Seacrest's web site, RyanSeacrest.com, this Monday, May 5. The video premiere is just one in a string of recent high profile opportunities for Royal Tailor, who wraps its first headlining tour next week while currently being featured as Pepsi MidAmerica's "Artist of the Month...
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Colony House, a trio from Nashville, TN will release their first full-length album When I Was Younger via Descendant Records (The Lone Bellow) on July 22, 2014. A.V. Club provides a first taste of the album in the single "Silhouettes." PRESS HERE to listen. "Silhouettes is quite an interesting song and serves a very specific purpose on this record," says lead singer and songwriter Caleb Chapman...
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Indie hip hop artist/rapper Heath McNease is known for constantly making new music and never seeming to take even the slightest break. His latest song and video (under the name "Junior Barsity"), "Bounce House," has not only seen some serious online attention, but it's caught the eye of Time Magazine and other big mainstream news publications. About the attention, Heath writes: "Hey, guys. I will keep it quick. I've got huge news! I have worked for years hoping that someone somewhere would notice and appreciate my hard work...
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Planetshakers
Planetshakers and MultiTracks.com have teamed up to offer a free download of all the individual stems from "Turn It Up" in WAV format with the lead vocal which you can remix in your favorite music software. If you don't have one yet, you should download a 30 day free trial at Ableton.com and the stems you get from MultiTracks.com come ready-to-go in Ableton Live. Show off your skills (using only royalty free content of course) and send...
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Clay Crosse
Selah Press announces the May 19 release of 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope, Volume 1, a collection of first-person stories detailing how scores of people from different walks of life, including Christian recording artists Steve Green, Wayne Watson, Clay Crosse and Melodie Tunney of First Call, have dealt with grief in a myriad of circumstances. The book was borne out of author and editor Kayla Fioravanti's grief following the death of her mother...
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*Thursday, May 1, 2014*

Crowder
What was originally an idea formed from a stunning image of a steeple on the horizon comes the long-awaited solo debut from critically revered artist and songwriter Crowder. The release of Neon Steeple, out May 27, 2014, continues to highlight Crowder's knack for innovative songwriting. Among the new tracks is the record's lead Top 5 single...
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GMA
The GMA (The Gospel Music Association) held its inaugural GMA Honors celebration at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena on Tuesday evening with special tributes, reunions and praise to the honorees. The event was in celebration of the individuals and organizations that impact the culture through gospel music both past and present and is set to air on JUCE TV later this year...
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Lecrae
TheOverflow.com - soon to be the world's first Unlimited Christian music subscription streaming service, is excited to be partnering with Winter Jam - the World's Largest First Quarter Concert Tour, and YouVersion - the World's Largest Bible App to announce the May 1 release of 'The Overflow Devo: Winter Jam Edition...
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K-Love
K-LOVE - the largest Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people - has announced that fan voting for the K-LOVE Fan Awards is open now. Voting will be open until Midnight EST on Saturday, May 31. Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards show in the categories of music, sports, books and movies. To vote, visit: www.klovefanawards.com...
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Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, released the highly anticipated You Make Me Brave CD/DVD internationally April 22 through Fuel Distribution. The album launched in its debut week at retail to No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, becoming the highest charting retail debut ever for Bethel Music (TIDES Hit No. 30 Sept. 2013) and selling nearly 14,000 copies. You Make Me Brave also hit...
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