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October, 2012


*Wedesday, October 31, 2012*

Pillar
One of the most successful Christian Rock bands of all time, Pillar, announced on their social media pages and in e-mail to their fans this weekend that they will be reforming their marquee line up to record their first album in four years, and first for next level record label idefi Music. "We're going to be doing a record and are shooting for a summer 2013 release...
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*Tuesday, October 30, 2012*

toby
The groundbreaking Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for two consecutive years, revealed its blockbuster 2013 artist and city line-up during a special launch event held earlier this evening at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated Christian music mainstay NewSong and presented by World Vision, the Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular will be headlined by GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum recording artist TobyMac...
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Jason Gray
Chart-topping recording artist Jason Gray released his first Christmas project earlier this year and is now scheduled to headline his first holiday tour. The Christmas Stories Tour will launch November 28th in Illinois and run through December 9th in Ohio. The ten-city tour will feature Gray performing with a full band spotlighting songs from Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy, presenting a deeper story celebrating the birth of Christ, while focusing on the details inside the Christmas narrative...
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Phil Wickham
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham, known for his “atmospheric tunes and anchoring vertical lyrics” (CCM Magazine), is bringing back his popular live album with the release of Singalong2. Beginning today, October 30, Singalong2 will be available at all digital retailers. For a limited time, Singalong2 was available on Wickham’s site and received over 100,000 downloads in one month. The live album follows the success of Wickham...
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Big Daddy Weave
Fervent Record’s Big Daddy Weave secures the top spot on both the NCA and Christian AC Monitored charts with “Redeemed” this week. Only five other songs have captured the No. 1 spot on the NCA chart this year. “Redeemed,” their second release from Love Come to Life, hit the No. 1 spot on the Christian AC Indicator chart last month making it the band’s sixth career No. 1. The song is also a hit on YouTube as fans have driven the video up to over one million views...
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Jason Castro
Internationally-renowned recording artist Jason Castro premieres official “Only A Mountain” video today on YouTube (Link: http://smarturl.it/onlyamountainvideo ). “Only A Mountain,” the title track from his Word Entertainment debut album due out January 15, is currently in the Top 20 on the AC Indicator chart. Just revealed at a special launch event last night in Nashville, Castro is also joining the exclusive line-up for Winter Jam 2013. The world’s No. 1 tour (first quarter) kicks off on January 4 in Charleston, WV...
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Save the City Records is proud to announce Je'kob's second solo album release "Hope", the second volume of his three-part "Faith, Hope, Love" EP series. The second EP "Hope" releases digitally today and carries uplifting themes: seeing beyond difficult circumstances, relying on God, and rejoicing in life. Musically, Je'kob spins a unique style combining pop melodies with honest, message-filled rap. The "Hope" EP follows Je'kob...
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ELITE Talent Agency and Xist Music are honored to announce another partnership for the upcoming 2013 IXIST Tour. iTickets has been named as the Official Ticketing Agency for the tour. The companies are collaborating to create exclusive VIP fan experience opportunities to include various special product options, preferred seating, artist meet & greets, and more. These VIP opportunities will be available exclusively...
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*Monday, October 29, 2012*

TFK
Modern rock favorites THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will perform for the first time with a symphony orchestra Nov. 9 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Invited as a featured guest performer, TFK joins GRAMMY-Award winning film composer Mateo Messina and the NW Symphony Orchestra for Messina's 15th annual fundraising concert presented in support of Seattle Children's Hospital, part of the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals...
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Sara Groves
One of the industry's most respected and critically acclaimed artists, Sara Groves, recently had yet another honor bestowed upon her as Christianity Today magazine named Groves one of their 50 women to watch. To create the list, the magazine asked key leaders which Christian women are most profoundly shaping the evangelical church and North American society. Along with Groves, notable women including author/speaker Beth Moore, American Idol Season Six winner Jordin Sparks, and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice were also named...
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*Friday, October 26, 2012*

BEC Recordings welcome two new bands to their acclaimed roster: All Things New and Shine Bright Baby. These new signees will each be releasing their label debuts in early 2013. More information will be coming on each of these releases. About All Things New: Hailing from Deltona, Florida, All Things New is made of Garrett Hornbuckle (vocals), Jeff Stein (guitars), Luke Wycuff (drums), and Josh Schou (bass/guitars)...
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*Thursday, October 25, 2012*

Lincoln Brewster
Joy To The World, the first Christmas recording by acclaimed worship artist Lincoln Brewster, marks two consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart. The recording debuted at #5 on the chart for the week of October 27, joining the ranks of iconic Christmas collections by Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, among others, in the chart's Top 10. Joy To The World remains at #5 for the week of November 3, following holiday outings by Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Earnest Pugh and Christina Perri...
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John Schlitt
Multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist John Schlitt will be a guest on Friday's edition of The Mike Huckabee Show, the popular Cumulus Media radio talk show hosted by former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee. For broadcast times and affiliate stations, visit mikehuckabee.com. Schlitt and Huckabee met when the two shared the stage at the Faith and Freedom Celebration in Tampa, Fla., in August. The the legendary rock singer performed at the event, which was hosted by the Florida...
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*Wednesday, October 24, 2012*

BarlowGirl
Fervent Records 14-time Dove Award nominated band and best-selling new CCM artist of 2004, BarlowGirl (Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca), are retiring after they release their final song, "Hope Will Lead Us On," on October 30. As their fans have been instrumental in their success, the sister trio want them to conduct their final interview. On October 29, live via Ustream, the band will perform a few of their hits acoustically, take questions from their fans and premiere their final song, "Hope Will Lead Us On," (Ustream link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/barlowgirl-live...
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Audio Adrenaline
Supporting their forthcoming studio album, Kings & Queens, Audio Adrenaline announces their first headlining tour with the new line-up beginning in late February through the Spring 2013- tour dates to be announced soon. Special guests on this tour will include Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber and Manic Drive. In addition to this special tour announcement, fans can now purchase Audio Adrenaline's debut radio single and title track Kings & Queens on iTunes. Click here to get the song...
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Newsboys
Heralded as one of the best live acts in the business, Newsboys have captured the unmatched energy and solidness of their live show on their new project, Live In Concert: God's Not Dead, released yesterday nationwide. As they continue to thrill audiences nationwide on their "God's Not Dead" tour, the GRAMMY® and recent American Music Award-nominees are also impressing critics and receiving rave remarks for the live album, recorded earlier this year. The project quickly climbed to the Top 5 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Albums chart upon release. Here is just a snippet of the...
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Mandisa
Three time GRAMMY® Nominated artist Mandisa will make an appearance on the highly-rated syndicated television show, "The Doctors" tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 25. Mandisa will be on the show to discuss her remarkable 120lb weight loss and career success since American Idol. Since one of her favorite ways to exercise is through Zumba, Mandisa taught The Doctors audience the Zumba routine to her up-beat single, "Good Morning." The audience also received a complimentary copy of Mandisa's highest-selling record to date, What If We Were Real. For listings or more information on the show, visit: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/...
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Abandon Kansas
Gotee Records band Abandon Kansas premiere the music video for the song Turn it to Gold, directed by Kevin Wildt, today at TVU. Watch the premiere at http://radiou.com/. The single is available now at iTunes http://bit.ly/itgold "We went back to our hometown director Kevin Wildt for this new video, since he did such a great job with "Heaven Come My Way...
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*Tuesday, October 23, 2012*

Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson, one of the most respected singer/songwriters in the business, will launch his highly popular 13th Annual Behold the Lamb of God Tour on November 28th in Norfolk, NE. Due to high demand for the tour, it has expanded to 17 dates this year that will include two nights at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, and will run through December 20th. Joining the tour for the first time this year is Americana/Pop Artist, Matthew Perryman Jones, who will share the stage with Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive and Andrew Osenga. A complete listing of dates is available at the end of the press release and online...
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Bebo Norman
BEC Recordings' singer-songwriter Bebo Norman has released his eighth studio album, Lights of Distant Cities, this week to media praise that has brought 4 to 5 star reviews across the board. As it released, Lights of Distant Cities quickly climbed to the No. 2 spot on the iTunes Top Christian Albums chart. Lights of Distant Cities was co-produced with close friend and longtime live collaborator, multi-instrumentalist Gabe Scott along with Ben Shive (Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves)...
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The new CD, Forever Yours, from Gateway Worship, the worship experience of the 24,000 member Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, lands at #1 on Soundscan's Praise and Worship sales chart and #2 on Soundscan's Christian Albums sales chart today. Forever Yours marks Gateway's second album release with in:ciite media to chart at #1 on Soundscan's Praise & Worship sales chart. "This album is an experience that takes you into the truth of redemption and leads you to catch a glimpse of the power of restoration woven throughout the album with the gift of worship," said Thomas Miller...
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Big Daddy Weave
Fervent Record's Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music's Top 10 most played artists at radio during the past decade, has just scored another No. 1 with "Redeemed." The single, their second release from Love Come to Life, is one of only six songs to top the Christian AC Monitored chart this year. "Redeemed" has also climbed to No. 2 on the National Christian Audience chart and hit No. 1 on the Christian AC Indicator chart in September. The official music video is also a big hit on YouTube as it is closing in on one million views...
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Hyland
This week Hyland released their second label album, Finding Our Way, on Tooth & Nail Records. This rich, accessible collection of songs speaks to anyone longing for a bit of direction on life's journey. Finding Our Way was produced by Jeff Schneeweis (Number One Gun, The Make) and Seth Mosley (Hawk Nelson, Newsboys). The album debuted at No. 5 on the iTunes Christian Album Chart...
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Casting Crowns
In August 2012, contemporary Christian music touring and sales leader Casting Crowns received a rare double Platinum certification by the RIAA for its 2005, self-titled debut. Earlier this month, the band received its sixth career Gold certification for its October 2011 project Come to the Well which has sold more than 500,000 units to date. This certification highlights the band's audience-connection; a connection reflected in its 84-city "Come to the Well" Fall 2011...
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*Monday, October 22, 2012*

Flyleaf
A&M/Octone recording group Flyleaf announce the departure of long time singer Lacey Sturm today. The band's final album with Lacey, New Horizons, will be out on October 30th on A&M/Octone Records. Flyleaf are pleased to announce that Kristen May of formerly of the band Vedera will be stepping in as the band's lead singer for future tour dates in support of New Horizons. "When listening to New Horizons...
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.Flyleaf New Horizons [Octone]
While it may be a little disappointing to some to learn that only one single show is being planned via a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000, it's still exciting to hear that Ghoti Hook, Living Sacrifice, Stavesacre, Puller and Everdown are planning an April 2013 reunion show at The Door in Dallas, Texas. For those who can't make this momentous occasions, the bands are making a digital copy of the video from the show available to those who back the project...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Dan Dean of the beloved, Dove Award-winning trio Phillips, Craig & Dean, recently announced that he has been battling prostate cancer. The worship leader and senior pastor of The Heartland Church in Carrollton, Tex., was diagnosed early this spring, just prior to the the release of Phillips, Craig & Dean's most recent album, Breathe In. Dean recently sat down for an intimate video interview in which he shares the news of his diagnosis, the stuggles his illness has created and, ultimately, the faith-strengthening, emotional experience he's had. Since his initial diagnosis, he has made great progress in his journey on the long road toward recovery and remission...
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Natalie Grant
Earlier this year thousands of women around the world voiced their excitement about the Dare to Be women's event. Now, Grammy nominated vocalist Natalie Grant and international speaker Charlotte Gambill are gearing up for the second annual Dare to Be event tour set to launch January 10, 2013. Sponsored by World Vision and Regent University, the multi-city event tour kicks off in Nashville, Tenn. and will visit major markets including Baltimore...
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*Friday, October 19, 2012*

Disciple
Following their successful 2010 release, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, FairTrade Services band, Disciple is ready to make some noise once again with the November 13 release of O God Save Us All. The group's latest project is a tight, vibrant collection of hard-hitting rock songs with a redemptive heart and includes their current hit single "Draw The Line" which has already hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Christian Rock chart and Top 15 at CHR. To kick-off the release of O God Save Us All, Disciple will host a live stream concert at Rocketown in Nashville on November 12. Fans from all across the globe can take part in the exclusive concert through the band's website, www.DiscipleRocks.com...
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Lifehouse
Geffen Records recording artists Lifehouse will release their first new album in over two years and their sixth overall on December 11th titled: Almería. Produced by long time collaborator Jude Cole, Almería finds Lifehouse expanding and stretching out the Lifehouse "sound." "We just felt like some sounds needed to evolve," remarked lead singer Jason Wade. "We knew we had to shake things up creatively and go back to the drawing board, try something new...
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*Thursday, October 18, 2012*

Warren Barfield
Warren Barfield, one of Christian music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters and in-demand touring artists, returns with Redbird, his first studio recording in four years. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter/producer Wayne Kirkpatrick; Platinum-selling recording artist Bryan White; Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart and Seth Bolt of NEEDTOBREATHE; and Barfield, Redbird features 10 songs written or co-written by the artist. "It was a privilege to tap into the expertise of producers I've been such a big fan of through the years...
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Jamie Grace
GRAMMY® Nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace is gearing up for Christmas a bit early this year, with the release of her holiday EP, Christmas Together, hitting stores on Tues., Oct. 16. The project, which bowed as a digital-only release last year, features four tunes and is available at Christian retailers. Also in the Yuletide spirit, the young star is staying busy by contributing to multiple compliations, including that of the talented Gotee Records family...
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Amy Grant
Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® winning superstar Amy Grant will make an appearance on the brand-new and highly rated talk show, Katie, on Fri., Oct. 19. Katie is the No. 1 new talk show on television and is helmed and hosted by veteran TV personality Katie Couric. Many know Grant her for her iconic 30-year career, but in recent years, she's been caring for her father who is struggling with dementia. On this episode of Katie, she opens up about this intensely personal, challenging and rewarding experience...
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This week, The Royal Royal released The Royalty on The Paradigm Collective/Provident/Essential Worship. This album debuted at No. 12 on the Christian iTunes Chart, where it has remained in the Top 20 this week. Fans have been introduced to the worship duo on the Phil Wickham tour this fall as well as at the highly attended The Story conference and the National Worship Leaders conference in Orange County. The duo will continue touring this fall kicking off their first show with Crowder Music in Pittsburgh on November 2...
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*Wednesday, October 17, 2012*

Jamie Grace
With the changing leaves of fall quickly passing by, soon it will be time to bring out the winter coats and holiday decorations. And what better way to head into this holiday season than with a cup of hot cocoa and the musical melodies of the talented Gotee Records family on 'Tis the Season to be Gotee Too. The compilation is the label's second annual Christmas album and is available digitally and at Christian retailers this week...
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*Tuesday, October 16, 2012*

The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic members, known for "getting people in on the act-hearts pounding and feet moving," launch today at 4:00 pm CDT their first concert video, "Holy (Wedding Day)," at www.youtube.com/thecityharmonic. The video was recorded live Sept. 23, 2012 during the "I Have A Dream Tour" and in front of an engaged audience that packed Pure Heart Christian Fellowship in Phoenix (Glendale, AZ) Sept. 23. The band's fourth music video from its highly-acclaimed and first full-length album, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home), pairs front man Elias Dummer with songstress JJ Heller. The resulting duet has been serviced to...
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Multiple Platinum Artist, 2 x Grammy Award Winner, 4 x Dove Award Winner David Phelps has undoubtedly made a strong name in the gospel world. Phelps is preparing to release his much anticipated solo album 'Classic' which includes 13 arias, classical anthems and newly arranged pop songs with original compositions that will both reflect upon a lifetime of achievement and exemplify his powerhouse tenor vocal prowess...
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Michael W. Smith, a multi-platinum, GRAMMY®, American Music Award and GMA Dove Winning artist partnered with Kroger, MobileSmartBid and several key sponsors to host Rocketown's annual fundraising dinner, auction and evening of entertainment to raise awareness and support for the non-profit outreach for teens. This year's event was themed "Comedy for a Cause" and featured comedian guests, Henry Cho and Jeff Allen...
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*Monday, October 15, 2012*

The Christian Musician Summit, which debuted in Nashville October 4-6, with workshops and performances featuring top musicians in the contemporary Christian and country music industries, including Ashley Cleveland, Phil Keaggy, Ron Block, Allen Shamblin, Brenton Brown & The Worship Republic, Steve Taylor, Tom Hemby, Dave Cleveland, Cindy Morgan, Zoro the drummer, and many others, was a Music City hit, according to organizers and participants. For anyone who missed the conference or desires to relive the experience, CMS Nashville highlights soon will be available to be streamed online. CMS Nashville was presented in partnership with Kingdom Bound Ministries...
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*Friday, October 12, 2012*

toby
5-time GRAMMY® Award winner TobyMac's career continues to explode following his No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart last month. The 11-million plus selling artist recently received his second American Music Award nomination for the Favorite Artist, Contemporary/Inspirational, category. The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 18th at 8/7c on ABC. For the sixth year, fans will determine the winners by online voting at www.AMA.ABC.com...
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Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive has delivered in a big way with their debut project on Centricity Music. The first single from the album, "Resuscitate Me," reached the #1 position on the rock chart for the second straight week and is the first #1 rock hit for the band and the first rock chart-topper for Centricity Music. "We really love this song and we're grateful that radio stations and fans around the country liked it also. It's thrilling to have the #1 rock single in the country and we're celebrating this moment. As a band, we also hope the message of the song...
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Big Idea
Available in Christian stores Saturday, October 13 and everywhere Tuesday, October 16, VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables is the fourth title in a series of DVD releases that stars the popular "LarryBoy" character while introducing four new superheroes played by beloved VeggieTales characters Bob the Tomato, Petunia Rhubarb, Junior Asparagus and Mr. Lunt, all with hilarious superhero abilities! Based on Psalm 56:3 (ESV) which says, "When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You...
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Icon For Hire
Tooth & Nail Records' rock/pop act ICON FOR HIRE has just signed with Linkin Park's agent Michael Arfin of Artist Group International for worldwide booking. This signing positions ICON FOR HIRE to continue to impact the music scene with their infectious live show and unique fashion sense. The band's manager Tim Cook states about the new signing, "Michael Arfin is the perfect partner for Icon For Hire. Not only is he one of the top agents in the world, he understands that their vision extends beyond touring into the fashion world and other areas of the entertainment business...
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Owl City
Last week, synth pop star Owl City premiered a brand new song called "When Can I See You Again," the end title track to Disney/Pixar's Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. The song will be featured on the soundtrack alongside Skrillex and AKB48 and was premiered late last week on AOL Music, who said "the Minnesota-native's feel-good vibe is at its best in 'When Can I See You Again.'" Young, an avid Disney fan, was honored to work on the track and told AOL Music of the excitement and anticipation he felt: "I felt like it was really challenging to try to live up to the Disney legacy. I had a blast." Wreck-It Ralph is due out in theatres...
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Cheri Keaggy
Dove Award winning recording artist and speaker Cheri Keaggy has been enjoying a flurry of radio exposure recently with a combination of media interviews and chart activity as the current radio single and title track of her new CD, So I Can Tell, builds momentum. The singer/songwriter's CD was released July 10 on her Psalm 91 record label. Keaggy recently was a featured artist on the popular CCM interview program, Soul2Soul Radio. During the interview segment, Keaggy shared music from her new CD along with insight into the making of So I Can Tell with host Mike Becht...
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Since Unspoken released their Centricity Music debut EP, Get To Me, they have been making a strong impact with Christian radio and fans around the country. Their single, Who You Are, which released in June, is currently #15 on the CHR chart, #26 on AC Indicator, and #30 AC Monitored. Major stations such as KLOVE, Air1, KSBJ/Houston, TX, KTIS/Minneapolis, MN, KFSH/Los Angeles, CA, New Life Media, Way FM, KLJY/St. Louis and WBSN/New Orleans, LA are already on the song...
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*Thursday, October 11, 2012*

Sanctus Real
In the wake of honest and definitive hits from "Forgiveness" to "Lead Me," Grammy Award nominated band Sanctus Real releases a brand new single called "Promises." You can find it right now on iTunes and Amazon. "If you're reaching for an answer / and you don't know what to pray / just open up the pages / Let His word be your strength / and hold onto the promises," lead singer Matt Hammitt declares...
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SCC
12 Gifts announces its first tour offering with "12 Gifts of Christmas" presented by World Vision, a 12-city, 3-hour evening arena event focused on the meaning, the magic and the music of Christmas hosted by Lisa Whelchel of CBS' "Survivor: Philippines" and "The Facts of Life," with Grammy® award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Laura Story, storytellers Patsy Clairmont, Luci Swindoll, Marilyn Meberg and Mary Beth Chapman, comedienne Anita Renfroe, and illusionist Harris III, kicking off on Nov. 29, 2012, and tickets are on sale now. "I love Christmas but I'm even more excited than usual about Christmas 2012," said Whelchel...
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Amy Grant
Amy Grant performs on stage with her daughters (l-r: Jenny, Millie and Sarah) at the Children's Health Fund 25th Anniversary Concert at Radio City Music Hall on October 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Amy Grant's career spans over 25 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant has sold more than 30 million albums, including 1 Quintuple Platinum album, 1 Triple Platinum and 1 Double Platinum album, as well as additional 6 Platinum and 4 Gold albums...
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Newsboys
As Newsboys quickly approach the unveiling of their first release under their new partnership with Sparrow Records, the band has been nominated for an American Music Award in the Favorite Artist, Contemporary/Inspirational, category. This marks the first American Music Award nomination for Newsboys. "The AMA's have always been my favorite awards show simply because the fans vote," remarks lead singer Michael Tait. "That's why I am beside myself with joy and feeling humbled and definitely blessed by the Master of creation...
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Andrew Peterson
Show Hope™ joins Andrew Peterson on his latest tour to reach audiences with opportunities to care for orphans. With a couple of tours already under their belts thanks to previous concert runs with Steven Curtis Chapman, Show Hope has announced the sponsorship of their latest tour, which also broadens their artist program. To help promote the sponsorship program, singer, songwriter, storyteller and award-winning author Andrew Peterson is proud to be named the newest Show Hope artist. Peterson is taking the news on the road with his current Light For The Lost Boy Tour and is joined by the indie-rock trio CALEB...
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StompTown Revival's rootsy blues sound is starting to resonate with fans and the music community, which developed impressive chart numbers for their debut EP. The self-titled project rapidly climbed to #3 on the iTunes chart the morning of the album's release and remained in the Top Ten during the duo's release week. The strong debut is a very remarkable achievement, but not surprising when considering the talent of Gabe Martinez and Brandon Bee. The talent of the duo led to StompTown Revival becoming one of the featured performers at the Christian Music Summit that was held for the first time in Nashville, TN...
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It's been a great week for Dream Records. Two artists, Evan Craft and Marlene Brehm both landed on the Billboard Chart this week. Evan Craft's Yo Soy Segundo debuted on Billboard chart as the #1 Christian Latin album in the country and also landed on the Latin Pop Chart (#10) and overall Latin Chart (#30). Marlene Brehm's Reach The Sky re-entered the Billboard chart with a strong finish this week as well in both the Christian Chart (#10) and the overall top 200 chart (#170)...
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NewSong
GRAMMY®-nominated Christian music mainstay NewSong is slated to perform the national anthem before Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The race will be broadcast nationally on ABC beginning at 7:30 pm ET. Among race week events, NewSong, along with former Newsboys member Phil Joel, headlined a fundraising event benefitting Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) last night. Proceeds from the evening will support the non-profit organization...
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*Wednesday, October 10, 2012*

On the heels of the acclaimed release of his latest studio album, Ctrl, indie pioneer Derek Webb has enjoyed seeing the project crown the Amazon Singer-Songwriter Albums chart, where it peaked in the top spot, as well as the No. 7 position on the overall Alternative chart, just behind Mumford & Sons. In addition to the success of Ctrl, all of Webb's previous efforts-Feedback, Mockingbird, Stockholm Syndrome, I See Things Upside Down, She Must and Shall Go Free, The Ringing Bell, The House Show-jumped into the Top 50...
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*Tuesday, October 9, 2012*

Audio Adrenaline
Audio Adrenaline is thrilled to finally share their debut single from their forthcoming 2013 release with the premiere of the music video "Kings & Queens." The music video is debuting exclusively today at GodTube. This music video was taped in Jacmel, Haiti at the Hands & Feet Project Children's Village, showcasing the beautiful children of Haiti. Click here to view "Kings & Queens." "It's just an incredible song about this idea of when we love the least of these, God wraps these little orphans...
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Flyleaf
A&M/Octone recording group Flyleaf will release their third studio album New Horizons on October 30th. The band also just released the second single from the album titled "Call You Out." The song is the follow up to the title track from the new album. "'Call You Out' was one of the first songs written during the New Horizons sessions, commented bass player Pat Seals. "The stomping opening verse evolved over time into this aggressive but very calculated track that closes with Sameer...
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Falling Up
Rock band Falling Up has announced a truly unique new project they're calling "Machine De Ella" which is ultimately the release of two individual new recording projects. The first is called Hours, a 12-chapter audiobook/novella that will have 12 songs as part of a concept album attached to it. In addition to that, the guys are releasing a 10-song standard Falling Up album titled Midnight On Earthship. The especially unique thing about both projects is that the band is planning to release these not all at once but spread out over the course of three months...
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Jeremy Camp
BEC Recordings' artist Jeremy Camp was nominated for an American Music Award today in the Contemporary Inspirational Artist category. This is his third AMA nomination. The 40th anniversary edition of the American Music Awards will air Sunday, November 18 on ABC, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Again this year winners will be determined by online voting, which is now open. Click here to vote for Jeremy Camp. GRAMMY-nominated Camp has also...
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After locking himself in the studio for months, Jonathan Thulin is releasing his new album, The White Room on October 22nd. We wanted to release something early for you to have so today we are pleased to announce the digital release of his song, Bombs Away (Feat. Rachael Lampa). We let several artists listen to his new album. Check out what they had to say about it: "People have to hear this record! It's so on its own! I love the words Jonathan uses to describe what he's saying, It's so...
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Don Moen, world renowned singer-songwriter, worship leader, and producer, is set to release his first ever, solo Christmas CD, Christmas: A Season of Hope. Moen's new Christmas studio album releases on October 23, 2012 through partnership with in:ciite media and its distribution partner EMI Christian Music Distribution. Christmas: A Season of Hope features 10 songs combining well-known works like "Mary, Did You Know?," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and "Agnus Dei/ O' Come Let Us Adore Him...
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The school that first recorded and brought you songs like "No Sweeter Name," "Revelation Song," "When I Think About the Lord," "As The Deer" and many more from staff, faculty, students and alumni like Nicole C. Mullen, Kari Jobe, Russ Taff, Jennie Lee Riddle, Tommy Walker, Kevin Jonas, Marty Nystrom and others, Christ For The Nations (CFNI) now offers Uncreated One. The 38th live recording releasing today (Oct. 9) from CFNI, Uncreated One captures the voices and hearts of students from around the world in this first all-new recording since signing with Integrity Music...
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New York Times bestselling children's author Sally Lloyd-Jones and world-renown illustrator Jago have teamed up to release the highly anticipated Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. Available nationwide TODAY, Oct. 9, 2012, through Zonderkidz, the innovative collection features 101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith from the award-winning duo who delivered the bestselling children's book, The Jesus Storybook Bible...
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Heather Burch announces the release of her highly anticipated second book release in the Halflings trilogy series. Guardian will hit stores nationwide today, Oct. 9, 2012, through Zondervan. Burch exploded on the YA blogosphere, creating a huge buzz with the publication of her popular Halflings book. Guardian picks up where Halflings left off and is the story her "fanlings" are patiently waiting to get their hands on. Packed with the same exciting elements as her debut book, this second novel in the...
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*Friday, October 5, 2012*

Nashville Publicity Group, a public relations firm specializing in family-friendly entertainment, will commemorate their 10th anniversary with the upcoming 2-Disc album release, Nashville Publicity Group presents TEN. The album will be released on January 1st to all digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.com. 100% of sales from the album will go to charities handpicked by the artists themselves. Disc One will feature 10 tracks from artists that have been part of Nashville Publicity Group's first decade. Participating artists include Kevin Max, Bryan Duncan, Stryper...
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*Thursday, October 4, 2012*

TFK
Following the release of their independent, 5-star acclaimed The End Is Where We Begin, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH members took the album tracks back into the studio in order to deliver two remixed songs from the recording for free to their fans. Prior to the album's April 17 release, the band offered the song remixes if the new project hit inside the Billboard Top 20 for overall music sales. Breaking down that barrier with the help of their fans, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH members charted their highest sales debut ever, landing at No. 1 on the Hard Rock and Christian/Gospel-Mainstream, No. 3 on Alternative and No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200...
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Project 86
After the August release of the critically-acclaimed album Wait For the Siren (which debuted at #7 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart, #118 overall, and peaked at #3 on the iTunes rock chart), Project 86 is celebrating their #1 single, "Fall, Goliath, Fall," which topped the Billboard Christian rock chart for 3 consecutive weeks. With successful song features on Revolver, AP, Noisecreep, Loudwire, Alternative Press, Guitar World, etc...
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Humble Beast Records is celebrating the successful debut of Propaganda's new album, "Excellent," which released to digital retailers on September 25th, peaking at #4 on iTunes's Hip-Hop chart and making a significant chart impact at Billboard. "Excellent" debuted at #184 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with nearly 3,000 albums sold. While an impressive statistic on it's own, it's even more notable when considering that more than 24,500 additional copies of the album were downloaded during the first week of release from the label...
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Recently signed to Sparrow Records, the duo known as City Harbor has just released its debut single "Somebody Tell Them" on iTunes and AmazonMP3. And listener reviews make it clear this act is making fans fast. City Harbor features Josh Varnadore and Molly Reed...
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This past spring, thousands of students from 25 colleges throughout the southeast contributed more than $21,000 to help provide waiting orphans with forever families through Show Hope™ adoption grants. In the process, more than 67,000 students were exposed to Show Hope's Red Bus Project this spring in their newly launched orphan care program created especially for college students featuring a British double-decker-bus-turned-rolling-thrift-store. To continue their powerful mission of impacting students around the U.S., the fall leg of the tour kicked off last week and will visit 18 colleges through the fall...
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On September 25th, Annie Moses Band's highly anticipated release Pilgrims and Prodigals, debuted to critical acclaim. The project garnered praise from music critics across the nation including Worship Leader, Christianity Today and Examiner, among others. "If modern rock is now the Christian mainstream then the Annie Moses Band is the new alternative. The family of accomplished and classically trained, award-winning musicians (who play practically...
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City of Peace Media artist, House of Peace has just released iStand with Israel: For Love of God and Country, a multi-artist, compilation project that debuts two of the band's songs, "King of the Universe" and "Passover Lamb." The band is also slated to release a full-length project in 2013. With this highly-anticipated, 12-song effort, which released on August 7, 2012 from City of Peace Media/Sony Provident, House of Peace partnered with Dove Award winning producer Ed Cash...
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*Wednesday, October 3, 2012*

Supertones
The OC Supertones are back with their first new album in eight years featuring original members Matt Morginksy, Tony Terusa, Jason Carson and Darren Mettler. The forthcoming album, For The Glory (BEC Recordings), was co-produced by Josh Auer of Pax217 fame. Click here to see the album cover and full track listing. After selling more than one million albums and 19 national tours, the Supertones disbanded in 2005 and reunited in 2010...
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Reflection Music Group is proud to announce that Loose Canon, the national debut EP from Atlanta-based artist Canon, will be released on October 16th. The music video for "Loud Music," featuring Derek Minor, is already making an impact through social media. No stranger to Christian Hip Hop fans, Canon has been seen from coast to coast on tour with chart-topping artist Lecrae, serving as the hype man and opening act on the successful Overdose and Gravity tours. He's also made appearances on recordings by Lecrae, Derek Minor and RMG...
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Facedown Records is excited to finally introduce their newest family member, Everything In Slow Motion. Conceptualized by Hands' front man Shane Ochsner in early 2012, Everything In Slow Motion has now released a limited edition 7" called Red. Even as a two-song release, Red promises to take the listener on an emotional expedition. Ochsner bares his soul through his lyrics and gives some insight into the new songs here...
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Dunamis Alliance Productions and SparkleLight Productions are proud to present a new web series: After The Music Stops. This electric new topical discussion show takes a deeper look behind the music, the artists and the structure within the UK Christian Music industry. How do the artists deal with issues of compromise, division, accountability and much more, when the stage lights are off and the tracks stop playing...
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*Tuesday, October 2, 2012*

Underoath
Groundbreaking metalcore act UNDERØATH are formally announcing their plans to disband following a remarkable 15-year career that made a monumental impact on millions of fans and forever changed the face of heavy music. “It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly,” says vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn’t a quick decision by any means...
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TFK
Earlier this year, Thousand Foot Krutch released a brand new studio album independently (and fully funded by the fans via Kickstarter), titled The End Is Where We Begin. Now, in the heat of the new record's success, the guys have just debuted two brand new remixes on Noisetrade for free download. The remixes, for the songs "Let The Sparks Fly" and "Light Up The Sky," were remixed by other artists, including Family Force 5's Solomon Olds who remixed the latter. Download them at NoiseTrade here...
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Josh Wilson
Singer/songwriter Josh Wilson releases his first full-length Christmas album, Noel, October 9th with Sparrow Records. Featuring a mix of holiday classics to originals, Noel includes Wilson's No. 1 Christmas single of 2011 "Jesus is Alive," and is the follow up to his highly successful Noel: A Unique Christmas Experience, a tour now in its third year...
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Today is the day that Holly Starr debuts Focus, her third studio project releasing courtesy of Save The City Records/Provident Distribution. Produced by Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Jamie Grace), David Garcia (Group 1 Crew) and Chuck Butler (Royal Tailor), Focus has already been touted as "the perfect find for anyone looking for music with stripped back production and intimate lyrics of confession and praise...
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Since 1997, Creative Soul Records has been helping Christian artists from around the world develop their music, build strong ministries and produce amazing recordings. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the label is proud to announce the upcoming album release, We Are Creative Soul - a collaboration of 15 artists that have trusted Creative Soul to help shape their careers. The album will be released on February 5, 2013. The project will be produced by Creative Soul Founder and President...
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Brenton Brown
Renowned modern worship songwriter/artist Brenton Brown releases his fourth full-length album, God My Rock, today from Integrity, with distribution in North America by Provident Music Distribution. Brenton's first live solo record and first live worship project since the Vineyard UK's release of Come Now is the Time and its best-selling album Hungry, God My Rock is receiving wide critical acclaim...
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*Monday, October 1, 2012*

Francesca Battistelli
Grammy-nominated Fervent Records' artist, Francesca Battistelli, is getting into the Christmas spirit early with the October 16 release of Christmas. Fans can pre-order the instant classic today exclusively at www.francescamusic.com. In addition to her own Christmas album, Battistelli is also the only artist featured on both Special Olympics benefit albums due out October 16: A Very Special Christmas, Bringing Peace on Earth and A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary, Bringing Joy to the World...
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Broken Heart Records and Abel are proud to announce they are teaming up to release "Make It Right" on vinyl. This is the first vinyl pressing of this album. The album will be limited to 500 copies and be released in November. Formed by four close friends with a passion for creating honest art, Abel released their first full-length, Lesser Men, in late 2010 to over 14,000 downloads and an aggressive touring schedule. "The band was really thriving," Kneifel explains, "but I watched a lot of close relationships break down that...
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Christian music's new duo, Stomptown Revival and their folksy blues sound, is generating strong interest and reaction from media and fans. The duo of Gabe Martinez and Brandon Bee have delivered high-profile performances at Night Of Joy and The Experience Conference in Orlando last month, several dates in San Antonio, TX later this week that also includes an appearance on the local CBS morning show Great DAY SA, and an upcoming performance at the Christian Music Summit in Nashville, TN on October 5th. The press has also been enthusiastic with the new sound and project from StompTown Revival with JesusFreakHideout.com summing it up best by saying...
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Audio Adrenaline
Who's in to run 26.2 miles….or 13.1 miles, all to raise awareness and funds for the children of Haiti? The members of Audio Adrenaline are heading to Las Vegas for the Rock n' Roll marathon and half marathon on December 2nd to support the Hands & Feet Project, and they want you to join their team! Audio Adrenaline's Will McGinniss, Kevin Max, Dave Ghazarian, Jared Byers, and Jason Walker along with Mark Stuart are all slated to run the race, and they will be joined by Brock Gill and Gotee recording artists Stephanie Smith and House of Heroes' Tim Skipper...
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Nichole Nordeman
THE STORY TOUR, presented by World Vision, is a Christmas celebration featuring an all-star cast of some of today's top Christian recording artists including Casting Crowns lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Nichole Nordeman, Selah and Rawsrvnt, along with special guest author/speaker Randy Frazee and musical director Bernie Herms. THE STORY TOUR is a fully-produced multi-media experience with the artists, along with a full choir and orchestra, performing the multi-artist album of the same name in its entirety. The production includes stunning visuals and live-action video to accompany every song, projected on a massive screen encompassing the entire stage. Based on 2012's Dove Award-winning Special Event Album of the Year [(Music Inspired By) The Story], THE STORY TOUR debuted last Christmas...
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Syntax Distribution signs Godchaserz Entertainment as its newest partner in a deal that will have the label's hip-hop catalog and diverse artist roster, which includes Cstraight, Readywriter and Brinson, sent out worldwide through Syntax's vast distribution channels. "Godchaserz has been diligent in building a fan base over the last few years and the hip-hop scene has taken notice. Brinson and his team are good examples of hard work," said Chad Horton, Director...
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