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November, 2013



*Wednesday, November 27, 2013*


Absolution, the new album by singer songwriter Josh White, is not so much a new album as it is a deconstruction and recreation of songs from the singer's past. Having written music for the Church for over a decade under multiple identities (Telecast, The Followers, and Pilgrim), White draws here from his three Telecast records, and with the help of his friends Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper, The Followers), Evan Way (The Parson Red Heads, Ozarks), Daniel Dixon (Greylag) and producer / mixer Danny O'Hanlon, he creates an organic and extremely intimate worship experience. The album also features one brand new song, entitled "Sweet Peace"...
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*Tuesday, November 26, 2013*


Rapture Ruckus
New Zealand dance pop/hip hop act Rapture Ruckus is heading back to the studio to record two new EPs -- a big pop EP and a more stripped-back rock EP -- to be released in 2014. However, the label that supported them in New Zealand has folded and the band hopes to continue making the music they feel called to make (without the manipulation of a label), but they need our (and your) help! The trio have launched an IndieGoGo campaign that is seeking a whopping $30,000...
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Future Of Forestry
Future of Forestry recently independently released their third Christmas EP, Advent Christmas Volume 3, and now they're making a new music video -- and are inviting YOU to be a part of it! About the project, FOF writes, "In light of our first Vol. 3 single, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” we’re calling all ye fans to come join us in making Future of Forestry’s next music video with YOUR original footage...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce the new signing of worship leader Kathleen Carnali and the availability of her new Christmas single "White Christmas" (iTunes). Kathleen is an accomplished worship leader with an extensive fan base that spans the globe, an impressive discography, and multiple radio successes such as "Just Another Day", "I Will Not Be Afraid", and "Carry Me". She has been in the iTunes Christian/Gospel Top 100 multiple times and for consecutive weeks, most notably with the album Dangerous Prayer produced...
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Chonda Pierce
The "Queen of Clean," Chonda Pierce, is returning for one of her most hilarious performances yet. On December 17th, Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you Chonda Pierce: Girl Talk on DVD, digital download and digital audio. Get ready as this preacher's daughter shares some of her funniest stories with you and your family. Chonda Pierce: Girl Talk is one performance everyone will be talking about. From the directors Rick Altizer and Tom Forrest, Chonda: Girl Talk will be available on DVD for an SRP of $14.98...
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Geoffrey Andrews, a powerful tenor vocalist often compared to Josh Groban, has recorded a wonderful new rendition of "White Christmas." Andrews is backed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on the beloved Christmas classic. Andrews’ journey to the songs he sings with power and conviction was long, often painful. Born with a bilateral clubfoot deformity, Andrews endured reconstructive surgeries and progressive casting. Doctors warned of the prospect of lifelong complications. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age eight, he encountered bullying and humiliation at school...
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*Monday, November 25, 2013*


Taylor
In 1993, artist/producer Steve Taylor released arguably his best album to date, Squint. He would go on to release a live album in '95 and then launch a record label called "Squint" that would become home to Sixpence None The Richer, PFR and help launch the careers of bands like Chevelle and LA Symphony. Taylor has produced hit albums from artists like Sixpence and Newsboys and last year released a brand new, fan-funded film (from the director's chair), Blue Like Jazz. Steve formed a band not long ago that includes the likes of industry vets Jimmy Abegg, John Mark Painter...
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Group 1 Crew
Today, Blanca Callahan, one-half of Group 1 Crew, has announced that she is leaving the hip hop/pop group to pursue her own solo career. Manwell will be continuing Group 1 Crew without Blanca, while she prepares for her first solo project. You can follow Blanca on Facebook at Facebook.com/OfficialBlanca. On Group1Crew.com, Blanca made the following announcement, and shared an announcement video: "Dear Group 1 Crew Family, As many of you know, in July of this year, my husband and I welcomed a new member to our family - our baby boy London. I never thought someone so small could affect my life so much, but he has done just that...
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For Today
Razor & Tie will release For Today's new album, Fight the Silence, on February 4th 2014. The band has also launched the new album pre-order bundles with unique items such as headphones and canvas art prints. Pre-Order now Here . For Today recently premiered the first song off their forthcoming new studio album, "Fight the Silence," Listen HERE. The song has a strong...
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Switchfoot
Each year for some time now, Switchfoot has offered exclusive holiday merch packages from Switchfoot.com that include exclusive CD or DVD releases fans can't get anywhere else. Last year they released their first 3-song Backstage EP on CD and this year they're following it up with a digital sequel, Backstage EP #2. About the release, bassist Tim Foreman writes, "This year's backstage EP was recorded in a backstage bathroom (awkward?) in Lubbock, TX. It doesn't get more "backstage" than that! It was actually chosen for...
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Sanctus Real
"The Reason," a family Christmas experience featuring top artists and speakers, is slated to hit 14 West Coast and Midwest cities this December. Presented by PULSE Outreach and headlined by Sanctus Real, Kutless, Peter Furler and leading evangelists Luis Palau and Nick Hall, among others, "The Reason" tour will unite music and storytelling with a clear presentation of the Gospel. Kicking-off December 5 in Boise, Idaho, the West Coast leg of the tour will feature a message from Luis Palau, Andrew Palau or Reid Saunders, as well as music from Kutless, worship leader Dave Lubben, and...
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Matthew West
Capitol CMG Label Group is proud to announce that singer/songwriter Matthew West was awarded the American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist. Held last night at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre, the American Music Awards are determined by the fans through online voting. When the nominations were announced last month, Capitol CMG swept the category as West was nominated for this category along with labelmates TobyMac and Chris Tomlin. Attending the ceremony with his wife Emily, this was West's first time to be nominated for an AMA...
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Canton Jones
Canton Jones, the Grammy Award, Stellar Award, and Dove Award nominee expands his reach by partnering with Syntax Creative. The gospel music artist brings his label, CAJO Records, to new audiences online through this pivotal partnership. Gearing up to release a new full-length album, Canton is preparing fans with the single, “Fill Me Up Again,” which recently broke into the top 20 Billboard Gospel Radio Chart. A music video for the single will release on Thanksgiving day. Stay tuned to Canton on Twitter or Facebook to be notified when the video goes live...
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Amy Grant
Six-time GRAMMY® winner and multi-platinum selling artist Amy Grant will appear on the highly rated talk show Katie this Wednesday, November 27. Hosted by veteran TV personality Katie Couric, Grant will discuss the holiday season, her family and her new album How Mercy Looks From Here which released earlier this year. Grant will also perform her cherished holiday classic, "Tennessee Christmas." To watch the show, check your local listings: http://katiecouric.com/station-finder...
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*Friday, November 22, 2013*


Andrew Peterson
Award-winning author and Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson says a big thank you to his fans for their tremendous support of his upcoming book, The Warden and the Wolf King. In one month, September 20-October 30, 2013, Peterson’s fans donated over $118,000 to his Kickstarter campaign—more than $100,000 over the original goal of $14,000. The incredible success of the campaign will allow for an exclusive hardcover edition, more illustrations, a download of an original song from the books, and more. The Warden and the Wolf King is the highly anticipated final installment of the Wingfeather Saga and is being published by Rabbit Room Press. The book releases April 2014...
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I Need You, the highly-anticipated debut from singer/songwriters and leading background vocalists Seth & Nirva, is set to bow on iTunes December 17. Featuring a guest appearance from multi-platinum GRAMMY®-winning recording artist TobyMac, the project showcases seven pop, R&B and worship-oriented selections. Produced by Matthew Edwards, Marlon Smith and Seth Ready, I Need You is highlighted by the funky, electronic “All Praise” (feat. TobyMac); the piano-driven title cut (feat. Shonlock); and the hip-hop based “Praise Him” (feat. GabeReal), among other songs...
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Keith and Kristyn Getty
Modern hymnwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty recently completed the fall 2013 leg of their Hymns for the Christian Life Tour on November 12th with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. The 22-city tour crisscrossed North America from the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX, to Hamilton Place Theater in Hamilton, ONT, and from Shadow Mountain Community Church (David Jeremiah) in San Diego, CA, to First Baptist Church (Charles Stanley) in Atlanta, GA. Twelve cities on the tour were first-time appearances...
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*Thursday, November 21, 2013*


Unspoken
Modern pop band, Unspoken, will launch their first Acoustic Christmas Tour December 1st in Decatur, IL. The band, known for their strong scaled down performances that are highlighted by their classic harmonies, will treat audiences to acoustic versions of Christmas classics, including “Feliz Navidad.” The song is currently going for adds at radio for holiday airplay and is featured on Centricity Music’s album, Christmas: Joy To The World...
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Israel Houghton
Integrity Music Publishing, home of songwriters and ministries including Paul Baloche, Jennie Lee Riddle, Jared Anderson, Gateway Worship and New Life Worship, welcomes ASCAP Award winning and Dove Award nominated songwriter Michael Farren. Integrity also continues its long-standing relationship with GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award winning songwriter Israel Houghton, re-signing Houghton who recently won his fifth GRAMMY for penning the song "Your Presence Is Heaven...
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Sumerlin
North Carolina rock band Sumerlin is proud to announce their new single, "Breaking Out" off their upcoming album, "Runaways" set to release on February 4th with DREAM Records. The group has finished their highly anticipated album and the iTunes pre-order will begin on December 17th just in time for Christmas! Fans will be able to download their first single, "Breaking Out" with the pre-order. We got a chance to ask the band about the single, "Breaking Out" as well as the recording of their new album. Check out what they had to say...
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NewSong
GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is partnering with Samaritan's Purse this holiday season to raise funds and awareness for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). All sales on December 4 and 5 of NewSong's original Christmas song "White As Snow" will go directly to support OCC's mission to bring shoebox gifts-and the Gospel-to millions of children around the globe annually. "White As Snow" may be purchased at newsongonline.com...
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Former "Kansas" lead singer and GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning songwriter and producer John Elefante will be a guest on FOX News Channel's "Huckabee" this weekend, airing at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 23 and re-airing multiple times on Sunday, Nov. 24. Gov. Mike Huckabee will interview Elefante about his new pro-life music video for the song, "This Time," which was inspired by his adopted daughter Sami's birth. Posted to YouTube and announced on September 16th, the video quickly went viral, with more than 300,000 views in less than six weeks...
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*Wednesday, November 20, 2013*


Point Of Grace
As the holiday season gears up, multi-platinum trio Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) is celebrating with the release of a new Christmas collection, A Point of Grace Christmas, available now exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations. The 12-track album features a compilation of songs produced by multi-GRAMMY® Award-winner and Taylor Swift producer Nathan Chapman, his wife, singer/songwriter Stephanie Chapman (Trisha Yearwood) and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Brown Bannister (Amy Grant). On Sunday, November 24, Point of Grace...
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If you're not there yet, it's certainly time to get in the Christmas spirit with David Ian's Vintage Christmas Wonderland. As the follow up to his highly acclaimed 2011 release Vintage Christmas, Ian's latest offerings of even more jazzy classic holiday tunes continue to bring fresh and swinging arrangements. Yet again he captures a vintage sound, one that harks back to classic jazz and Christmas LP's of the 1950's and you'll surely be humming to these tunes all through the holiday season. Stellar reviews have been pouring in from the Wall Street Journal, to Critical Jazz to JesusFreakHideout, and more...
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Jason Gray
Jason Gray will once again bring holiday cheer to fans across the country, as he launches the 2nd annual Christmas Stories Tour on December 4th. The 10-city tour will also feature new Centricity artist, Lauren Daigle, who will be performing her debut single, the Christmas anthem "Light of the World." Gray will be performing songs from his 2012 holiday album, Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy, that presents a deeper story celebrating the birth of Christ, while focusing on the details inside the Christmas narrative...
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Chart topping artist and world-renowned worship leader and Pastor William McDowell's highly anticipated album Withholding Nothing (Delivery Room/eOne Music) debuted at #1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel Top Albums chart after its release on November 5, 2013. The ASCAP Award winning, Stellar and Dove nominated artist behind #1 Gospel hits such as "I Give Myself Away" and "I Won't Go Back" continues to inspire and usher in the spirit of worship on this powerful new CD/DVD compilation. Featuring the stirring lead single of the same name, Withholding Nothing follows the chart-topping success of McDowell's sophomore...
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toby
UP, "America's Christmas Channel," and national radio powerhouse, K-LOVE, present the original UP Christmas Special "K-LOVE Music City Christmas" (#KLOVEChristmas), hosted by actress/author Candace Cameron Bure (Finding Normal, "Full House"). The first-ever, hour-long special will include performances of beloved Christmas standards and original songs by leading Christian music artists, including TobyMac, Newsboys with for KING & COUNTRY, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Kari Jobe, Matthew West, Brandon Heath, Crowder, Big Daddy Weave and Tenth Avenue North, as well as heartfelt and lively holiday memories with the stars. The special was taped before a live audience in Nashville, TN. "K-LOVE Music City Christmas...
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*Tuesday, November 19, 2013*


MercyMe
After 22 No. 1 singles and over 6 million albums sold, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning band MercyMe is shaking things up with their brand new single and music video, "Shake." Filmed on the downtown streets of Huntsville, Ala. with dancers from the North Alabama Dance Center and over 100 local extras, the energetic music video premiered on K-LOVE's website last Tuesday, racking up over 200,000 views in less than a week...
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Casting Crowns
Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns has experienced a landmark year with three GRAMMY® nominations, a RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification, multiple RIAA Gold certifications and more. Since forming more than a decade ago, Casting Crowns' message of hope has resonated with people around the globe, with total album sales surpassing 8 million. Moving into an exciting new season in 2014, the band reveals its seventh studio record, THRIVE, out January 28, 2014, with Mark Hall's newest book "Thrive - Digging Deep, Reaching Out" releasing on February 11, 2014. In support of the new record, Casting Crowns has also announced its upcoming national tour...
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Reggae artist Papa San presents his latest record One Blood that will be distributed by Syntax Creative. The 12 time Marlin Award winner, World Music Award, Stellar Award winner, and Dove Award nominee joins Syntax's growing roster of clients who not only utilize the distribution platform, but also benefit from Syntax Creative's social strategy and graphic design services. With an official street date of January 21, 2014, One Blood will be Papa San's 25th studio album and his first collection of collaborations with artists from multiple genres...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce the signing of a new electronic dance music (EDM) group, The Unparel. The band is made up of producers "Madik" and "Laladee", both from Albuquerque, New Mexico. David "Madik" Lucero owns the largest recording studio in Albuquerque, is an accomplished engineer/producer, and is a former member of the Christian rap group The Alumni. Laladee has been known as a top DJ in the Southwest Rave circuit for years, but then came to know Christ...
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Multi-Dove Award nominated Curb recording artist No Other Name will reprise its successful annual mission trip in 2014, inviting fans to join "Mission: Nashville" for a third consecutive year. The event, centered around Nashville's international community, will involve local construction projects, prayer and relationship-building activities. Its 2013 mission trip was No Other Name's most well-attended to date, gathering 100 participants who were divided into three teams...
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Scott Stapp
Grammy-Award winning artist Scott Stapp will get back out on the road next year, announcing the first leg of his 2014 tour today. Stapp will play a series of special intimate shows for his fans beginning with the March 19, 2014 show at House of Blues in Dallas. Presale tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages will be available on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 through this website. The public on sale date is Saturday, November 23, 2013 through Ticketmaster here...
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Integrity Music's best-selling Shout Praises Kids series, which has sold in excess of one million units, releases Nothing Is Impossible today (Nov. 19) and captures for the first time ever the passionate, faith-filled energy of Australia's Planetshakers Kids. Available everywhere children's music is sold, including iTunes, Amazon.com, Family Christian, Parable and more, the project features a collection of the favorite worship songs birthed out of Planetshakers City Church, the fastest...
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*Monday, November 18, 2013*


Dave Barnes
GRAMMY® and CMA award-nominated Dave Barnes' second Christmas collection, A December To Remember, is available now. The project, released October 29 (50 Year Plan Records), is the follow up to his successful 2010 holiday project Very Merry Christmas. Barnes co-produced A December To Remember, which features six originals, four written and two co-written, such as "So, Santa" and "Better Than Christmas Day...
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Show Hope
National Adoption Awareness Month is in full swing this November and Show Hope™, the orphan care ministry founded by GRAMMY® award-winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, continues their tireless work to raise awareness for the orphans all around the world. As part of their mission and to celebrate ten years of service this 2013, Show Hope held their annual Fundraising Banquet this past Saturday at the brand new Music City Center in downtown Nashville...
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Planetshakers
With 300 people attending its first conference in 1997 in Australia, Planetshakers Awakening has grown exponentially, with tens of thousands joining gatherings at multiple events around the world. A movement that birthed Planetshakers City Church in 2004, the fastest growing church in Australian history, Planetshakers returns to San Diego, as well as adds a second U.S. Awakening in Dallas, in March 2014. With the goal to see every person empowered, transformed and equipped to fulfill their God-given destiny, thousands are anticipated to attend the events, and hear compelling messages from speakers Russell Evans, Sam Evans, Sergio De La Mora...
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Integrity Music announces the November 19 global release of The Flood, a new, two-disc album recorded at the 2013 Soul Survivor and Momentum UK conferences and featuring live worship led by Beth Croft, Tom Field, Sam Bailey and special guests Rend Collective. Over 22,500 teens and youth leaders attended the three Soul Survivor events held this past summer with another 6,600 young adults attending Momentum, a Soul Survivor outreach to 20-30-year-olds. With a focus on prayer and moving within the gifts of the Holy Spirit...
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Grammy® Award-winning Gospel superstar, songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence has created another illuminating song of spiritual reflection with the new release of "Best for Last," as the second radio single from his #1 20th anniversary album, 20 Year Celebration Volume I: Best for Last (QuietWater Entertainment/Entertainment One Music). Following his #1 hit single "The Gift" topping Billboard's Gospel Songs chart, Lawrence has penned and co-produced "Best for Last" in a lively collaboration. Produced by Percy Bady and Donald Lawrence...
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*Saturday, November 16, 2013*


Grits
Two time Grammy-nominated and 5-time Dove Award winning hip-hop duo GRITS have debuted a new series on YouTube, dubbed The Throwback Series. The series is an 11-part documentary, chronicling the group's eleven full-length albums, covering hits like The Art of Translation and lesser known albums like their second full-length, Factors of the Seven. The episodes will be available to watch on YouTube and on the GRITS website, starting October 26 with the first episode focusing on the duo's debut, Mental Releases...
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Hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Coffee Jones will be releasing his second solo EP, entitled Fresh Brew 2 on November 18. The first volume of Fresh Brew was released in December 2012, and featured three hit tracks, most notably "This Time" featuring Nathan Barlowe, which charted on several independent radio stations. The second volume will boast 4-5 new tracks, including a remix of "Days Go Bye" as the lead single. Music videos for the remix single as well as another new track, "Spinnin' My Wheels", will be released by the end of the year...
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*Friday, November 15, 2013*


Sarah Kelly
Former Gotee Records singer/songwriter and GRAMMY nominee, Sarah Kelly is ready to make a brand new album and she's turned to Kickstarter for help to make it happen. Sarah is currently raising funds for her May, 2014 release My Corner of Heaven, which she describes as "organic, original, honest, and worshipful. 70s meets now. the theme of this album is getting back to REAL. real music. real faith." On the Kickstarter campaign page, Sarah writes...
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Mars Hill Music announces the November 25 release, "Repeat the Sounding Joy" from their band CITIZENS. This Christmas EP will feature five songs including: "Joy to the World," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Come and Stand Amazed," "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and "Silent Night." This special release is preceded by CITIZENS full-length self-titled debut album that reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart as well as debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers and Worship Albums charts...
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*Thursday, November 14, 2013*


JoC
Multiple Platinum and GRAMMY-Awards winning band Jars of Clay is giving away the song, "Fall Asleep," from its acclaimed album, Inland, through a special NoiseTrade offering beginning today to raise money for relief efforts in the Philippines. All of the proceeds from the single will be used to support The Red Cross in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, claimed to be the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history...
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August Burns Red
Currently taking over North America as part of a 6-week headlining tour, August Burns Red are ready to unleash their new video for “Provision” - one of the standout tracks from their latest celebrated album, Rescue & Restore. “I can say on behalf of the entire band this video is the coolest music video we feel we've ever done,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “It took forever to come together but it looks awesome. I've never been a big music video guy, but the ‘Provision’ video is one I'm proud to share with everyone...
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Mandisa
Three-time GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa has partnered with SonGear.com to announce the launch of SimplyMandisa, an inspiration-based clothing and accessories collection developed from Mandisa herself. A percentage of the proceeds from sales of SimplyMandisa will go to benefit Lionshare, a Nashville-based organization aimed at discipling and developing Godly leaders within church life and culture through relationship, equipping experiences and strategic resources...
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The Florida quartet that brought fans the radio singles "New Man" and "Washed Over Me" are thrilled to celebrate the holiday season with a special digital release of their self-titled debut. All Things New Christmas Edition will release digitally on November 25 featuring the entire debut album in addition to three Christmas tunes ("He Has Come," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year"). Earlier this year, All Things New released their full-length debut on BEC Recordings...
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Lincoln Brewster
Integrity Music announces the global release of a new Digital Deluxe edition of Joy To The World, the critically acclaimed Christmas album from renowned worship leader Lincoln Brewster. The new Joy To The World Digital Deluxe includes the 10 studio-recorded songs originally featured on the physical album plus 10 never-before-released audio and video tracks. The new content includes seven songs (one studio-recorded track and six live tracks), along with three live worship videos...
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LA-based rockers, The Material, have teamed up with Anchor Eighty Four Records to release their 2013 electrifying full-length album 'Everything I Want To Say' on Clear Vinyl with Blue Haze. The initial pressing is limited to 300 pieces and will arrive just in time for the Holidays. Pre-orders are available here. 'Everything I Want To Say' was engineered and produced by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Pierce The Veil, Heart to Heart) in Los Angeles and features the hit singles...
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*Wednesday, November 13, 2013*


Family Force 5
Family Force 5 announces their 5th Annual “Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant” tour in partnership with CURE International. The tour will feature the newly announced FF5 line-up plus special guests Flame, We As Human and V Rose. The 11-city tour will begin on December 2 and conclude December 15, dates listed below. This tour will have a special cause as Family Force 5 is hoping to help give the gift of healing to one child each night through CURE. CURE shares the good news of God’s love in 29 countries, where the organization provides surgical healing for kids with curable physical disabilities...
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Stryper
Stryper have shown that they are still a force to be reckoned with in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the debut of their recent Frontiers Records release, No More Hell To Pay. The band have stormed the charts landing at #3 on the Current Hard Music Albums and Top Hard Music Albums charts, #6 on the Top Current Rock Album charts, #33 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums and #35 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 9500 copies the first week. Stryper also regained their dominance on the Christian charts landing at #2 on the Contemporary Christian Albums and #3 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums. No More Hell To Pay also reached #1...
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Singer/songwriter Julie Elias has launched "Topic Driven Concerts," a new music series aimed at empowering youth in key areas where they face challenges. The series offers youth pastors a choice of topic-driven themes targeted to the specific needs of their group. The initial concert offerings include "The Power of Words," "The Reality of Rejection" and "Value In Our Choices...
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*Tuesday, November 12, 2013*


Point Of Grace
Premier Vacations and Events is inviting teen girls and their moms to warm up their winter and take the "girl trip of a lifetime" as they journey on the First Annual Girls of Grace Cruise via Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas January 22-26, 2015 to tropical Cozumel, Mexico. Embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the four night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas (one of the world's largest ships) will provide opportunities for passengers to make lasting memories as they set sail with their favorite Girls of Grace artists and speakers including Point of Grace and popular speakers Annie Downs and Chris Wheeler...
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KINGDOM, the worship team from Rocklin, CA is proud to announce their sophomore release with DREAM titled, "REDEEMER". The group put together a mixture of worship, rock and pop and features guest vocal performances by Esterlyn's, Luke Caldwell and Run Kid Run's, David Curtis. Their new album is available on Amazon here! Pick up their digital album on iTunes, December 3rd. Check out the promo video for their new album here...
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Esteemed marketing executive Leigh Holt announces the launch of a new professional venture, consulting firm maddjett. Based in Franklin, Tenn., the company will serve prospective entertainment, event, and lifestyle clients, among others, with an emphasis on building brands, business as well as partnerships. With 16 years experience in brand development, Holt has held high-level positions with companies across industries--from sports to clothing to entertainment...
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*Monday, November 11, 2013*


It's been a big year for Fit For A King. The buzzed about band released their Solid State Records debut, Creation/Destruction in March and in so doing, delivered the biggest first-week sales of any debut release in Solid State Records history - a huge feat given the storied careers of labelmates such as UNDER0ATH, DEMON HUNTER and AUGUST BURNS RED. Only 8 months later, the band has another treat for longtime fans: a completely re-recorded version of their debut album, 2011’s Descendants - the very...
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Long-time worship leader and Memphis native Jeremy Horn releases his third full-length album, No Other Love, through Ardent Records now available digitally on Amazon mp3, Itunes, and other digital service providers and also on cd from the Ardent Records web store (ardentrecords.com/store). From the infectious intro of “Awake...
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Facedown Records and Saving Grace are excited to announce some long awaited news in regards to the band's highly anticipated brand new studio album 'The Urgency'. The band along with their management company and record label with some help from their fans and friends seeded a series of five ominous symbols and a hashtag all over social media sites in early November for #theurgency and announced that 'All will be revealed 11.11.13' creating a lot of hype and speculation...
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John Schlitt
Legendary vocalist John Schlitt has announced the name of his upcoming CD and unveiled the artwork for its CD cover. The Christmas Project, the Grammy and Dove Award winner's first recorded collection of Christmas music, will be released October 29. "When we started working on this CD, we kept calling it The Christmas Project, because we didn't have a name for it yet," Schlitt says. "As the months went by, the name just kind of stuck. I like things that are what they say they are, and in the end, I decided that The Christmas Project was...
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Holly Starr
"Yeshua Jesus," a new Christmas single from acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr, will be available digitally beginning tomorrow. Produced by Chuck Butler and penned by Starr, Butler and David Moffitt, the song has been serviced to Christian radio formats nationwide. A tribute to Starr's Jewish heritage, "Yeshua Jesus" incorporates the classic Christmas hymn "O Come All Ye Faithful" in a bright, piano-driven original arrangement...
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Indie band Scarlet White have announced a Faith Launcher campaign to raise funds for their 2014 album "The Inbetween." For details on how you can help, visit their campaign. "We're Scarlet White, a Christian rock band out of Michigan, whose passion is to make music that will impact your soul and change your lives. Our main focus, and inspiration is our fans, and God. We strive to continually grow our relationships with the fans, while pursuing our never failing God...
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*Friday, November 8, 2013*


TFK
Modern rock favorites THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will independently release its first remix CD, Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 1 & 2, on Nov. 19 with global distribution through Fuel Music Distribution. The full-length album combines two earlier released, digital-only EPs to include 11 songs from the independently released, 5-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin, by noted remix talent Steve Sidelnyk, Rob Persaud, Robbie Bronnimann, Andy Hunter, Solomon Olds, Rui Da Silva and Joshua Silverberg...
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Plumb
Curb Recording artist Plumb is honored to join the lineup of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2014. Coming alongside artists such as Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, NewSong, and Colton Dixon, the tour kicks off January 3 and will continue through March 30. Continuing with their tradition of only being $10 at the door with no tickets required, Winter Jam 2014 hopes to achieve a fourth consecutive year of topping Pollstar's Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales...
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Lecrae
After the release of 2012's mega-hit mixtape, Church Clothes, Lecrae has released a follow-up "Vol. 2" available as a free download from datpiff.com. Church Clothes, Vol. 2 is also slated to hit iTunes real soon, but you can grab it at no cost for now...
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*Thursday, November 7, 2013*


Skillet
While GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum-selling rockers Skillet are winning over sold out crowds and receiving encore requests throughout Nickelback's European tour, domestic audiences in the U.S. are enjoying the title track of their best-selling album RISE (Atlantic/Word) during CBS Sports' College Hockey Promos. For the next six months "Rise" will be featured in regular custom spots for College Hockey Promos on CBS and the CBS Sports Network. Check it out here: http://bcove.me/g8ofheaq...
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Israel Houghton
Featuring an all-star line up of talent the "I'm In Love With A Church Girl" soundtrack is a creative blend of music from and inspired by the number one independent movie and is available now in stores and digitally everywhere. The soundtrack includes never before heard songs and classic favorites from gospel...
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Natalie Grant
Curb Recording artist, Natalie Grant recently scored the biggest debut week of her career with her latest album, Hurricane, landing at #17 on The Billboard Top 200 charts and #1 on the Billboard Christian charts--no surprise, as she has literally dominated the Christian music world for the past decade. Grant is now realizing incredible cross-over appeal, and with her next single...
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*Wednesday, November 6, 2013*


Jamie Grace
GRAMMY® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace excitedly unveiled her anticipated sophomore album Ready To Fly on her social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) last weekend. Available January 28, the new studio record follows her breakout album One Song At A Time, which propelled Jamie to her first major award, the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year, and featured...
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Future Of Forestry
Future of Forestry's much anticipated holiday project, ADVENT CHRISTMAS EP VOLUME 3, releases next Tuesday, November 12, digitally through iTunes and Amazon MP3, and physically on the www.futureofforestry.com website. Continuing with their tradition of creating modern interpretations of timeless Christmas carols and hymns, Vol. 3 successfully blends old with new in a truly unique setting...
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Petra
A rare line up of Christian music's most beloved performers, including Phil Keaggy, Petra, Michael Omartian, Rick Cua and others, were on hand recently to perform at "Sene-fit"--A Concert Of Love For The Seneffs at Belmont Church on Music Row...
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North Point Music worship leader Casey Darnell releases his second full-length project for the North Point Music label, a self-titled album available Nov. 11. The record features an array of music styles reflected in songs about worshipping God in everyday circumstances. Produced by Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year Ian Eskelin...
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Facedown Records' latest free sampler just released this week and includes new singles from My Epic and Everything In Slow Motion, as well as songs from many of our 2013 releases: Extol, The Burial, Colossus, and more...
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Integrity Music announces the global release of Stand Up, the debut album from Luke Hellebronth, co-leader of London's Worship Central, a staff member at Holy Trinity Brompton and writer of the song "Spirit Break Out," soon to be featured in a major motion picture...
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*Tuesday, November 5, 2013*


MxPx
On November 19, legendary MxPx singer and bassist Mike Herrera will release a limited-edition 7" picture disc vinyl of his Guitar Center podcast with Nic Harcourt acoustic performance via Rock City Recording Company. The set was recorded at Guitar Center's iconic Sunset Boulevard location on June 28, 2012, while the band was in the midst of its 20th anniversary tour. Side A features a live rendition of "Secret Weapon," the title track from the band's 2007 classic album Secret Weapon...
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*Monday, November 4, 2013*


Stryper
Stryper are back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the release of their 8th studio album this week, No More Hell To Pay. The album is being released via Frontiers Records and is available everywhere on November 5th. The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) return with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening lick of the album opener "Revelation" to the signature wail at the end of "Renewed," it is clear Stryper has returned...
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SCC
Following multiple sell-out performances in front of nearly 120,000 people during the 2011 and 2012 holiday seasons, THE STORY TOUR, presented by World Vision, will return for the third consecutive year to arenas nationwide this Christmas, giving fans in 14 cities a chance to experience the Bible through a live multi-media experience like no other. This year’s all-star line-up once again brings together top names in Christian music, including Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Nichole Nordeman, Selah and Rawsrvnt, along with special guest author/speaker Randy Frazee and musical director Bernie Herms...
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Centricity Music has added another artist to its roster, singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle. Daigle will release her new project in 2014, but fans will get a taste of her immense talent on Centricity's upcoming holiday project, Christmas: Joy To The World. Her featured song, "Light Of The World," co-written by Daigle, delivers a more worship oriented song that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. The song is going for adds at radio...
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North Carolina rock band Sumerlin is proud to announce their new release on DREAM Records coming out on February 4th. The group is finishing up their album in the studio with producer, John Harrell (Sent By Ravens). The guys will begin their iTunes pre-order on December 17th just in time for Christmas. Fans will be able to download their first single with the pre-order...
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The Letter Black
Tooth & Nail Records’ Pennsylvania-based rockers The Letter Black announces the upcoming release Rebuild next Tuesday, November 11. This is the sophomore follow-up album to the highly successful debut Hanging On By A Thread (2010). Rebuild was produced by former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch (RED, Disciple, Fireflight) and Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind) and mixed by David Bendeth (Papa Roach, Paramore, Breaking Benjamin) and Jay Ruston (Pop Evil, Stone Sour, Jars of Clay). Click here to pre-order...
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Those Who Fear have just released the video for "Burn", the second from their debut album Unholy Anger which was released on Facedown at the beginning of the year. The band filmed the video overnight and into the early morning on little-to-no sleep...
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The Indelible Project is officially announcing the release their debut album, James on November 1, 2013. The album puts the Book of James in the Bible to music and is free to download from Noisetrade.com and is also available in mainstream outlets such as iTunes and Amazon...
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