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September, 2013



*Monday, September 30, 2013*


The Choir
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1, the GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning band The Choir is launching a month-long Kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming 15th studio release along with a brand new live album. Partnering with Livestream, The Choir will broadcast a free online acoustic concert tomorrow evening from 8-9pm CST to celebrate the upcoming album releases. The members of The Choir - comprised of Steve Hindalong, Derri Daugherty, Tim Chandler, and Dan Michaels - are thrilled to be recording new music and continuing their musical journey after many years together...
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SCC
Show Hope™, a nonprofit orphan care ministry founded by GRAMMY® award-winning Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth announces a revolutionary social media campaign to bring awareness to their 10-year anniversary goal of reaching 10,000 sponsors to help 10,000 orphans over the next 10 years. Show Hope will launch the "Brown Bag for Hope" movement nationwide on Oct. 10, 2013, encouraging individuals to take their own lunch to work or school each week and become monthly Show Hope sponsors with the cost savings...
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Stephanie Smith
One plus one equals two. At least that's what Stephanie and Tim thought when they first tried to write music together (Copperlily). They had both spent the better part of 6 years pursuing our own musical projects under the Gotee Records banner, Stephanie as solo artist Stephanie Smith and Tim as the frontman of House of Heroes. The two got married in November 2012 and began attempting to write songs together. The initial results were disastrous...
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Natalie Grant
GSN announced today that Grammy® Nominee and multi Dove Award winner Natalie Grant will host IT TAKES A CHURCH, a new one-hour pilot in which the members of a church go on a mission to find love for one lucky, single parishioner…without his or her knowledge. Grammy nominated Christian vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner Natalie Grant is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN...
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Renowned singer-songwriter/worship leader Jon Bauer is once again the most-nominated artist of this year's Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards, recently announced during a press conference at CTS Television Studios in Burlington, Ontario. Among Bauer's 2013 nominations are Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and a nod in the category of Roots/Folk Album of the Year for his newest project, Roots of Worship (7/16/13), which he debuted live on a two-week tour to Germany earlier...
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Welcome to the Gurl Code-the all-female compilation album featuring 13 women with tracks that are just as diverse as the ladies themselves. Full Ride Music Group CEO, Thi'sl, created this platform to provide an eclectic mix of music for women by women. "I think this album will present the standard for women in Hip Hop," Thi'sl said...
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Xist Music's recent Malaco partnership and subsequent relaunch means for many new faces joining the label in addition to a full label re-branding. Xist Music recently added former 1st and 15th recording artist, Gemstones, to their record label roster. Gemstones has built a solid following and appeals to a broad range of rap music fans both inside and out of the mainstream. That appeal is driven through his experiences...
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*Friday, September 27, 2013*


We As Human
Rock newcomer WE AS HUMAN has enjoyed a thrilling ride so far in 2013 following the release of their debut, self-titled album WE AS HUMAN in June of this year. The album was greeted with nearly unanimous praise, calling the band "perfect" and "the epitome of what rock music is missing these days." The album shot to the Top 10 on the iTunes® Rock Chart and peaked at No. 31 on the iTunes® Overall Chart...
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Centricity Music's pop/rock group, Unspoken, reached a big career milestone this week as their single, "Lift My Life Up," broke into the Top Five on Billboard's AC Indicator chart. The song is still garnering strong support, with recent adds from WFRN/South Bend, IN, WRCM/Charlotte, NC, WCQR/Johnson City, TN, WSCF/Ft. Pierce, FL and WAKW/Cincinnati, OH. The single is from Unspoken's latest EP, The World Is Waking...
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Israel Houghton
Multiple Grammy Award winner Israel Houghton signs with RCA Inspiration; it was announced today. RCA Inspiration will be exclusively distributing and providing marketing and promotional services for albums produced by Houghton's multimedia and music company, RGM-NewBreed Music as well as releasing future albums by Houghton...
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Want to know where Facedown Records started? Check out their new Throwback Sampler to hear some of the label's early releases. Download it free HERE! Vol. 1 features 12 tracks from such classic Facedown bands as Means, Figure Four, Symphony In Peril, Seventh Star, Nodes Of Ranvier and more...
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CHANEL of Trin-i-Tee 5:7 releases her debut single "Believe" and accompanying lyric video online this week. "Believe" is the first single from her upcoming solo debut, TRIN-I-TEE 5:7 ACCORDING TO CHANEL, which is set to release first quarter, 2014, on her independent label, Obsidian Records, distributed in partnership with Central South Distribution...
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*Thursday, September 26, 2013*


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 the perfect title...
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Impending Doom
Southern California Gorship outfit IMPENDING DOOM have announced an all new LP called "Death Will Reign" due out November 5, 2013 via eOne Music. Recorded, Produced and Mixed by Will Putney at the Machine Shop, this is the band's most ferocious material to date. "Impending Doom have never sounded uglier and more desperate than on 'Death Will Reign,' says Alternative Press. Impending Doom has crafted a stunning, deliberate and unrelenting collection with a sense of purpose, drive and continuity. "Death Will Reign" is the culmination of all that has come before, mining the bleak darkness and "scare" factor of last year's "Baptized in Filth" and the dynamic fury of "There Will...
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*Wednesday, September 25, 2013*


Big Daddy Weave
K-LOVE Radio and 25 Entertainment present the second annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour kicking off on December 4 in Greensboro, NC. The K-LOVE Christmas Tour will feature K-LOVE Fan Awards' winners Big Daddy Weave and for KING & COUNTRY and Meredith Andrews. The relationship between 25 Entertainment and K-LOVE Radio provides the opportunity for radio listeners and fans to experience an inviting evening of Christmas music for the entire family during the holiday season in 10 of K-LOVE's markets...
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NewSong
In what has become a heralded holiday tradition, GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to bring their "Very Merry Christmas Tour" to multiple cities around the country this season. Boasting its biggest line-up yet, the tour will feature audience and radio favorites Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets, Jason Castro and special guest Love & The Outcome. NewSong will present selections from their best-selling recordings The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope...
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The City Harmonic
The 35th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards nominations were recently announced, with Integrity Music artists The City Harmonic, Ben Cantelon, All Sons and Daughters and Paul Baloche all receiving honors. Founded by the Gospel Music Association of Canada, the Covenant Awards honor artists, songwriters and producers who are contributing to Christian music arts in Canada. Named New Artist of the Year in 2011, receiving Praise & Worship Song of the Year last year and gathering four GMA Canada Covenant Awards nominations this year, The City Harmonic...
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7eventh Time Down
A new music video from Kentucky-based 7eventh Time Down features an emotional message from the family of Saeed Abedini, an American pastor, father and husband currently imprisoned in Iran because of sharing his Christian faith. The video for "Just Say Jesus" - the title track and latest single from the band's sophomore project which released earlier this month via BEC Recordings - is in support of the Be Heard Project and the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) in an attempt to free Pastor Saeed from one of Iran's most brutal prisons. The video was directed by Kevin Kookogey...
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Jason Castro
Internationally-recognized singer/songwriter Jason Castro is gearing up for the release of the third single, "Stay This Way," from his debut Word Entertainment album, Only A Mountain. This week the track ships to radio and will go for adds on October 18th. Castro, after having spent the summer co-headlining a tour with Ryan Cabrera, promoting his appearance in the UP! original movie, "The Perfect Summer," and visiting Colombia, South America, on an "I am Second" expedition, is hitting the road again this week with Matthew West and Sidewalk Prophets for West's "Into the Light Tour." Then, throughout the holiday season, he'll join NewSong...
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Keith and Kristyn Getty
Fall 2013 is generating even stronger support for the talented modern hymnwriters, Keith & Kristyn Getty. They released their first live album, Keith & Kristyn Getty: Live At The Gospel Coalition to several rave reviews that include; About.com, It's a moment, a movement and a message that you don't just listen to - you live!, Christian Post/Breathecast, If music is likened to food, Keith and Kristyn's is filet mignon, and Soul-Audio.com, Keith & Kristyn Getty are definitely treasures of our world. There have also been high-profile media interviews with NPR All Things Considered, Moody Radio/ In The Marketplace with Janet Parshall, The Janet Mefferd Show, American Family Radio/JJ and Ron In The Morning, WFIL/The Mark Daniels Show, World Christian Broadcasting, among many others...
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Gospel Sensation EARNEST PUGH's The W.I.N. (WORSHIP IN NASSAU) EXPERIENCE debutes at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel sales chart this week. "It's impossible to articulate in words what I am feeling right now," said Pugh."Though it's my 6th CD release, my heart leaps with joy and appreciation today as it did 15 years ago when I released my very first CD! I am blown away by the response, love, and support of the W.I.N. project. I have been blessed with an amazing team such as Grammy Award-Winning Producer Cedric Thompson, and I also salute every soloist that participated. Finally, thanks to the P-Man Admin Staff, Damon Stewart...
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Acclaimed actress, NAACP Image Award nominee, and Grammy® Award nominated recording artist TAMELA MANN is set to release the BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION CD on October 29 through her independent label Tillymann Music Group and Central South Distribution. The deluxe version features 5 new recordings including 3 live versions of Best Days hits and two new songs. "I want to thank all of my fans for their support of Best Days over the past year by releasing the deluxe edition, which includes live versions of some of their favorites from the CD and live shows along with a couple new tracks," said Tamela. "This past year has been incredible, and I hope my music will continue to bless others...
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Sarah MacIntosh
A number of industry leaders have been added to the line-up for the popular Christian Musician Summit, which returns to Nashville for its second year, with a schedule that includes workshops and performances featuring some of the best musicians in the CCM industry. CMS Nashville will be held October 4 and 5 at Belmont Church on Music Row. Sarah Macintosh will lead a session titled "Silence: Exploring the Role of Women In Ministry." Eric Copeland will lead two sessions for indie artists: "The Importance of Being Amazing" and "Get Busy With Your Music & Ministry...
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*Tuesday, September 24, 2013*


Natalie Grant
Curb Records has announced that they will release a new single each Tuesday beginning today, September 24th, leading up to the highly anticipated album release of Hurricane from Grammy-nominated, five-time Dove Award winning Female Artist of the Year Natalie Grant. Fans can download the songs launched exclusively on iTunes for an early preview of the Oct. 15 project. The three tracks in the iTunes promotion include "For All Of Us" http://bit.ly/forallofus (Tuesday, 9/24), "Burn Bright" (Tuesday, 10/01) and "Closer To Your Heart" (Tuesday, 10/08). In addition, the deluxe album version of Hurricane is currently available for pre-order on iTunes...
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MxPx
Tooth & Nail Records became the most controversial record label of the ‘90s. In early 1993, after watching a handful of hardcore bands in Southern California, Brandon Ebel, son of a preacher from a small town in Oregon, saw something special. He took a loan from his grandfather, and with a little cash and even less industry experience, he launched one of the most influential independent labels in the last twenty years. From its start, the label seemed destined to fail. Ebel lived on five dollars a day, but his relentless belief in the music inspired him to transform Tooth & Nail from an insignificant startup to a label selling over 20,000,000 records and breaking bands like MxPx, Underoath, August Burns Red, and Anberlin...
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FiF
Five Iron Frenzy is hitting the road on "The Don't Stop Skanking Tour" with Reel Big Fish. "We're on the Don't Stop Skankin Tour with Reel Big Fish, Beautiful Bodies, plus Beebs and Her Money Makers!" the band announced today. "Come see us and some other more amazing bands on this tour. We'll be playing the following shows:
" The biggest news Five Iron Frenzy will likely want to know, however, is the release date for their brand new upcoming studio album. According to a recent interview Leanor did with WadeBearden.com, fans can expect the new album, titled Engine of a Million Plots to FINALLY release on November 26, 2013...
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Iconic UK-based rock band IONA is set to release a new 2-CD live album this fall, titled Edge of the World (Iona Live In Europe). About the project, the band writes, "We had hoped to get the new live album out in time for the UK tour, but with everyone's busy schedules, a bout of illness etc, the release date has been delayed now until November or December. So it could make a good Christmas present for your friends and family! Aside from a few final tweaks to some of the mixes, deciding which spoken song intros to use from the 5 gigs that were recorded and finalising the cover artwork, the album now is almost there! For those of you who are new to our mailings, this is the first Iona live album for 9 years...
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Dara Maclean
Fervent Records' soulful vocalist/songwriter Dara Maclean released her sophomore album, Wanted, today to outstanding praise from critics and a Top 5 chart position on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums Chart. Produced by Paul Mabury (All Sons & Daughters, Hillsong, Meredith Andrews), Wanted is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to her 2011 debut album, You Got My Attention, which garnered her a 2011 Dove Awards' nomination for "New Artist of the Year." The album's lead single and title track, "Wanted," is currently No. 4 at Hot AC/CHR and climbing...
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Dove Awards
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin. The line-up of extraordinary talent continues to grow with the addition of Big Daddy Weave, Capital Kings, Colton Dixon, Jason Crabb, Kristian Stanfill, Rhett Walker Band and Tasha Cobbs. In addition to already announced artists, Gaither Vocal Band, Michael W. Smith, Tamela Mann and TobyMac. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 7:30pm CT and will be broadcast exclusively on UP on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:00...
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Clay Crosse
Singer/songwriter, worship leader and author Clay Crosse has announced the retail release of his 10th career album, reDedication, from CCM Forever and Elevate Entertainment. The 10-song project will be available October 8 at all major Christian retailers. "I experienced a personal, formal reDedication of my life to Christ in 1998," Crosse said regarding the title of his new CD. "And that decision has been working...
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Today we are proud to announce two unbelievable releases from two great artists/bands: Darrell Evans & Bread Of Stone. Awesome God Is He by Darrell Evans, the 11th studio album and first on DREAM, Darrell continues his Americana Spirit-filled Worship that will please and inspire his fans once again. Darrell, famous for such hits like, "Let The River Flow" and "Trading My Sorrows...
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Matt Redman
Acclaimed worship leader and two-time GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman has had quite a few reasons to celebrate this year with the success of his impactful song "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)." Following the highly revered song and album comes his latest project, Your Grace Finds Me out today, September 24. The lead single and title track pulls together the powerful message that even in the midst of battle and blessing, the highest high of a wedding day or when weeping by a graveside, God's grace is always active and present...
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Scott Stapp
Grammy-Award winning artist Scott Stapp releases the deeply personal Proof of Life on Wind-up Records, November 5, 2013. Proof of Life was produced by Howard Benson and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and is Stapp's second solo album; his first was 2005's certified platinum, The Great Divide. On October 8, 2013 the reflective "Slow Suicide" will go to radio, be available digitally and several pre-order options will also be offered on Stapp's website...
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Worship artist David Glenn's new album "Relentless" is available in stores today. The album was originally released to digital outlets by Glenn's own Evident Music label on June 25th, but early buzz led to a distribution deal with Nashville-based Elevate Entertainment, who has now placed the album in stores nationwide...
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Phil Wickham
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham has been widely embraced for his compelling vocals and vibrant lyrics, and the release of his latest project The Ascension continues to showcase that. Released today, September 24, The Ascension was inspired by the Songs of Ascent passages found in the book of Psalms. Ten years and nine records in, Phil shows no signs of slowing down with his modern Songs of Ascent bringing together powerful, melodic hymns that carry throughout the 11-track record. His current single "This Is Amazing Grace" leads the pact anchoring the project as a "solid worship album." See who else is applauding...
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On September 16th, former "Kansas" lead singer and GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning songwriter and producer John Elefante released a 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 100,000 views in just the first five days...
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*Monday, September 23, 2013*


Family Force 5
Family Force 5 has a devoted fan base that has faithfully followed the band for the last eight years. Throughout its career, the band has established itself as a successful artist, independently selling more than 250,000 units. Today marks a new chapter for Family Force 5 as the band shares a personal letter with its fans announcing the line-up change from frontman Solomon Olds to his brother (previously the drummer) Jacob Olds. The band also announces new drummer Teddy Boldt to take Jacob's place as he transitions into the role as frontman for Family Force 5. Rest assured, FF5 is working on its fourth studio album to release in 2014...
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Dave Barnes
As the follow up to his successful 2010 holiday project Very Merry Christmas, GRAMMY ®-nominated Dave Barnes announces the release of his second Christmas collection, titled A December To Remember, available October 29. Barnes was joined by Brown Bannister in producing A December To Remember, which features six originals, four written and two co-written by Barnes, such as “So, Santa” and “Better Than Christmas Day.” The 11-song line up also includes five Christmas classics, from “White Christmas” to “It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.” The official track listing is below...
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The City Harmonic
Named New Artist of the Year in 2011, receiving Praise & Worship Song of the Year last year and gathering four GMA Canada Covenant Awards nominations this year, The City Harmonic add their first nods for both Artist and Group of the Year. Having won four Covenants so far, the band is also nominated this year for Praise & Worship Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "Holy (Wedding Day)" from the band's internationally acclaimed debut album, I Have A Dream (Feels Like Home). The 35th Annual Covenant Awards will be held in Burlington, Ontario, Nov. 6...
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Love and the Outcome
Word Entertainment's Love & The Outcome is one of the top nominees for GMA Canada's 35th Annual Covenant Awards scheduled to take place in Canada on November 6 in Burlington, ON. The Canadian duo are nominated for "New Artist of the Year," "Music Video of the Year" for their song "City of God" in addition to "Song of the Year," "Recorded Song of the Year" and "Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year" for their debut single and smash hit, "He Is With Us." The single, currently No. 11 on Billboard Christian Songs Chart, is also the lead track from their self-titled debut album which was released August 27 to critical acclaim. Love & The Outcome is currently on the road with NewSong for their "Swallow The Ocean Tour" and will join "The Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular" in November...
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Southern rock band Samestate (formerly on Sparrow Records) has decided to retire. The band made an announcement on their official Facebook page... "After 5 years of traveling, making music, and sharing our lives with friends across the country, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided, as a band, to go separate ways. Whether you have followed us from the beginning, heard our songs on the radio, or came to a show, your support has meant the entire world to us and we could never repay you for that. Because we have made some deep connections with a lot of you we will be leaving the SAMESTATE Facebook public so you can communicate with us...
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DREAM Records is proud to announce the signing of Loftland to it's growing roster. The guys will be going into the studio this fall to release their first full length debut with DREAM on February 18th, 2014. "DREAM is ecstatic to be working with the guys in Loftland. With a powerful show, great lyrics and great music these guys are the total package. We're ready to see what God has in store for them with us." - Lance Brown, General Manager of DREAM Records...
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Christian Worship Artist, Sarah Grinder, has signed a record deal with INOV8 Music Group. The very first recording project for this Zelienople, PA based singer-songwriter will be released on October 1, 2013. Whether leading in worship to a small intimate gathering or a large crowd of thousands, Sarah brings a passion to the audience that sets the perfect tone for worship. She has already shared the stage with Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, Anthem Lights, Audio Adrenaline, Sanctus Real, Rachael Lampa, Leslie Woods, Group 1 Crew, and several other notable artists...
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*Friday, September 20, 2013*


Marking a musical rebirth for former Delirious? frontman, co-founder and primary songwriter, Martin Smith, his solo debut, God's Great Dance Floor, Step 01, released to five-star acclaim and went all the way to No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel chart. Smith is now set to deliver his second, full-length installment, God's Great Dance Floor, Step 02. Releasing Oct. 1 in the U.S. on his independent label, Gloworks, and with Fuel Music Distribution, the album pre-sale is available now at iTunes and Amazon.com...
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One of the most beloved and respected musicians/singers in the music industry, Gordon Mote, has released his latest project All Things New. The album was co-produced by Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker), and Dove-Award winning producers, Wayne Haun and Russell Mauldin. The project features vocal collaborations with such major artists as the Gaither Vocal Band, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Matthew West, and Scotty McCreery. This is the second album by Mote for his new label, New Haven Records, and the project will be distributed to the faith-based market through Provident-Integrity Distribution...
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EPM Music Group's release of gospel newcomer Keith Williams debut album TONE FOR WORSHIP debuts at #8 on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart making it the highest CD chart debut of any new solo male gospel artist this year to date. Lauded by one of gospel's top music critics Bob Marovich of The Black Gospel Blog, TONE FOR WORSHIP has received three out of five stars...
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*Thursday, September 19, 2013*


Switchfoot
This week, Switchfoot released a brand new 3-song EP as a teaser for their new studio album, Fading West, releasing everywhere January 14 through Atlantic Records. The EP also serves as a companion to the band's new Fading West documentary film and tour this fall. About the project, the band writes, "We're beyond...
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Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys' new album Restart debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, adding another No. 1 record to their long list of career achievements, which includes over eight million albums sold, 30 No. 1 radio hits and five RIAA Gold Certified albums. Since the release of Restart earlier this month, the Newsboys have celebrated nods from numerous music critics, consistent gains at Christian radio and a strong stay at No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Albums chart...
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This past July during Hillsong's Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia, the church introduced an exciting and new generation of worship music. Welcome Hillsong Young & Free, who will officially release their debut CD "We Are Young & Free" on September 30 (Capitol CMG). A pre-sale for the project starts today. Click here for more information...
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*Wednesday, September 18, 2013*


Francesca Battistelli
On September 17 at an event in Franklin, TN, Pepsi MidAmerica unveiled their Christian Artist Can Panel Series which features Fervent Records' Francesca Battistelli (Diet Pepsi) in addition to fellow Christian artists Matt Maher (Dr. Pepper), Matthew West (Pepsi) and TobyMac (Mountain Dew). Each artist is featured on three million cans for a total of 12 million cans available throughout the Midwest this fall. The Christian Artist Can Panel Series were first...
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Building429
One of the major tours of the fall, United We Stand Tour, is scheduled to launch on Thursday, September 19 in Wichita Falls, TX and will run through November 3. The tour features co-headliners Building 429 and The Afters, along with special guests Hawk Nelson and Finding Favour. The rehearsal run-through late last week delighted the industry audience as the high-energy extravaganza will bring a message of hope...
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Integrity Music announces the international release of La Carta Perfecta from pastor, worship leader and Billboard Latin Award-winning recording artist Danilo Montero. The first new album from Montero in over three years, La Carta Perfecta was recorded live at the Houston, Texas-based Lakewood Church where he serves as pastor of Iglesia Lakewood, the church's thriving Hispanic congregation whose services are broadcast weekly by the Daystar and Enlace/TBN television networks...
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Icon For Hire
Charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire is having a busy autumn, for sure. Having completed their highly anticipated second album, due 10/15, they've announced preorders for the self-titled effort on iTunes and on the website of their label, Tooth And Nail. They're also just about to start their latest tour. Called "An Evening With Icon For Hire," the shows will include acoustic and electric performances...
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*Tuesday, September 17, 2013*


Amy Grant
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces superstars Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin as hosts for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 7:30pm CT. The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00pm ET exclusively on the UP network...
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Cheri Keaggy
Dove Award winner Cheri Keaggy has signed an agreement with Elevate Entertainment for exclusive distribution of her current CD, So I Can Tell. "I've been a fan of Cheri's for a long time and I'm thrilled to be working with her now as her distribution partner...
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Jonny Lang's first new studio album in seven years, Fight For My Soul, becomes available today via Concord Records. Lang's songwriting on Fight For My Soul, the follow up to his 2006 GRAMMY Award-winning Turn Around, takes a major leap forward, as he explores the struggle for love and family with startling heart and depth...
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Go Fish
Continuing a mission to radically redefine Vacation Bible School, Go Fish-leading providers of children's entertainment and ministry resources-unveils their highly-anticipated 2014 VBS curriculum, SHINE. The announcement comes as the series' theme song reached #1 on iTunes' "Top Children's Music Songs" chart following its release last week...
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Silverline
The first annual "Shine A Light Tour" will launch on March 12th, 2014. The line up marks the first major headline tour for Silverline as they support their highly successful release, Lights Out that released in April. Additionally, pop artist, Shonlock and pop / rock band, Loftland will join the tour. The tour will hit over 20 U.S. major markets...
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*Monday, September 16, 2013*


Brandon Heath
Emmy Award-winning, five-time GRAMMY nominee Brandon Heath will release his first holiday offering, Christmas Is Here, Oct.15, 2013. Rich in musical diversity, Christmas Is Here takes listeners on a nostalgic journey through the most anticipated time of the year. “I want people to just hear a song and slip back into the past,” Heath says. “Good Christmas music is really about sparking people’s memories...
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Bebo Norman
Bebo Norman, Andrew Peterson and Sara Groves, three of Christian music’s most esteemed and highly-lauded singer-songwriters, are preparing to hit the road together this fall as co-headliners on the “In The Round” Tour. Kicking off Sept. 19, with three dates in Texas, the “In The Round” Tour will hit nearly 20 markets in September, October and November before wrapping up on Nov. 3, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Tickets for all shows are available now and may be found by visiting www.InTheRoundTour.com...
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RSJ
This weekend heralded the opening of the new faith-friendly romantic comedy, "A Strange Brand of Happy," and with it the welcomed return of Rebecca St. James to the national spotlight. The Grammy and multi-Dove winning Christian artist...
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Manafest
Three-time Dove Award Nominee Manafest has penned his personal story and will be releasing his first book, "Fighter: Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams," next month on October 7. This book is a long time in the making as he began writing ideas over one-and-half years ago as he toured worldwide and released his best-selling album Fighter on BEC Recordings (2012)...
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Capitol Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group, and Word Entertainment announce the September 24th release of WOW Hits 2014. With 13 #1s and 12 more top 5 radio songs, WOW Hits 2014 marks the 19th two-disc release of the platinum-selling series that compiles the best songs from Christian radio at an incredible value for the consumer. The entire WOW branded series...
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JoC
GRAMMY-Awards winning band Jars of Clay premieres today the video for "Fall Asleep" from their eleventh studio album Inland, exclusively on USAToday.com. Shot on location in the Philippines, it was directed by Luis Tabuena and stars Filipino model/actress Rhian Ramos...
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Big Idea
VeggieTales® the global leader in kids’ faith-based home entertainment is featuring pop culture icon, Si Robertson of Duck Commander®, in the cast of its upcoming Christmas DVD, “Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.” Scheduled to arrive in Christian retail outlets on Oct. 19, 2013, followed by a broader release in general retailers on Oct. 22, 2013...
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Former "Kansas" lead singer and multiple Grammy-winning songwriter and producer John Elefante is using his newest single "This Time," to share the story of his adopted daughter's birth, and in the process, bring some attention to Online for Life (OFL)...
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Portland-based singer-songwriter Candice Russell dreamed of changing the world since she was a toddler. Now 21, the "American Idol" veteran is seeing her dreams realized, thanks to her debut album, "So Much More," which was released by Reflect Records on July 30th...
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*Friday, September 13, 2013*


Mandisa
This Monday, September 16, 2013, three-time GRAMMY®-nominee Mandisa will visit the brand new set of Fox & Friends, appearing during their celebrated new co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s first day with the top-rated cable news show. Mandisa's August 27 release, Overcomer, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. Following last week's chart entry, Mandisa saw digital tracks for her No. 1 single "Overcomer" catapult following ABC's Good Morning America’s (GMA) world premiere of the music video...
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Who's ready to get in the Christmas spirit? After one listen to David Ian's Vintage Christmas Wonderland, releasing September 24, you'll surely be humming to these tunes all through the holiday season. As the follow up to his highly acclaimed 2011 release Vintage Christmas, Ian's new EP of even more jazzy classic holiday tunes continues to bring fresh, swinging arrangements. Yet again he captures a vintage sound, one that harks back to classic jazz and Christmas LP's of the 1950's...
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Worship leader, Jon Thurlow, is scheduled to release his new album, Stand In Awe, on October 22, 2103. Even though Thurlow has recorded six independent projects throughout his career, this is the debut project for Forerunner Music. Stand In Awe features eleven songs that were written or co-written by Thurlow and were recorded live at Forerunner Christian Fellowship on the campus of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO (IHOPKC), where Thurlow serves as a staff worship leader...
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*Thursday, September 12, 2013*


TFK
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its first hits compilation, Made In Canada: The 1998-2010 Collection, October 15 from Tooth & Nail Records with Capitol Christian Distribution. Following the breakout success of the band's current independently released, 2013 Dove Award nominated and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock studio album, The End Is Where We Begin, the new collection underscores the past hits that helped build this band into one of today's most successful rock trios. The compilation features fan favorites and No. 1 songs, such as "Rawkfist," "Move," "Fire It Up," "Phenomenon," "Falls Apart...
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Stryper
Following last month's announcement of the first annual Stryper Fan Weekend, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 11-13, 2013, the multi-platinum rock band is pleased to release additional details and the complete schedule. The three-day fan event, limited to only 100 fans, will be packed with live performances from Stryper...
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Love and Death
Love & Death, the band led by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, will re-issue its debut album "Between Here & Lost" as an expanded edition September 17th via Tooth & Nail Records. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot), and Jim Monti (Korn), the "Expanded Edition" will feature 3 new tracks in addition to the 11 songs on the original release...
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NewSong
The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular and Pepsi MidAmerica have joined forces for one of the largest Christian music marketing initiatives in the history of the beverage industry, it was announced today. The official soft drink of Winter Jam, Pepsi has signed on as a sponsor for the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular and will distribute more than 13 million Winter Jam-branded cans in a 13-state region beginning later this year...
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Jonny Lang
It's been seven years since Jonny Lang released a new studio album but the wait is almost finally over. Next Tuesday, September 17th, Lang will release Fight For My Soul via Concord Records - the follow up to his 2006 GRAMMY Award-winning album Turn Around. Fans can preview the entire album beginning today via The Wall Street Journal...
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*Wednesday, September 11, 2013*


Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, launched its first-ever studio album, TIDES, to unprecedented international acclaim. Released Sept. 3 with global distribution through Fuel Music Distribution, the album became the biggest retail debut ever for Bethel Music, selling nearly 15,000 copies and marking a 134% growth over last year's debut of its best-selling album, For The Sake Of The World. This week, TIDES not only hit No. 30 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 12 on the Overall Digital Albums...
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Phillips, Craig & Dean
Best-selling music trio Phillips, Craig & Dean ushers in this holiday season with its second Christmas release, Hope For All the World, Oct. 1. The album combines both original songs and classics for a timeless Christmas recording guaranteed to be a holiday favorite. Hope For All the World is a fitting title for Phillips, Craig & Dean's latest offering...
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Multi-talented singer, songwriter and author Jeff Slaughter has set October 1 as the release date of his highly-anticipated new CD, Under God. As a talented songsmith, Slaughter has penned such hit songs as Point of Grace's chart-topper "One More Broken Heart," and as a formidable sideman he has shared the stage with multiple music superstars, including Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers...
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*Tuesday, September 10, 2013*


Newsboys
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys embolden their status as a "force to be reckoned with" on their powerful, pop-heavy 17th career album, Restart, available today, September 10. The band has vowed to "take the music further" than ever before in their career that boasts over eight million albums sold, 30 No. 1 radio hits and five RIAA Gold Certified albums. Restart is the third studio album with Michael Tait at the helm and combines the pop, worship and rock that fans embraced from the first two albums...
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The Digital Age
Fair Trade band The Digital Age released their debut studio album Evening:Morning last month to widespread acclaim and affirmation. The four-piece, Waco, TX based group, made up of Mike Dodson (Mike D), Mark Waldrop, Jack Parker and Jeremy Bush (Bwack), formerly of the GRAMMY®-nominated David Crowder*Band, received nods from several major Christian media outlets, as well as their former lead singer David Crowder. Worship Leader Magazine went as far as calling the album the "best new addition to the worship genre this year...
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Holding Nothing Back EP, the Gotee Records debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, drops digitally today. Produced by Jamie Moore (TobyMac, Andy Grammer), the project is highlighted by the lead single and title cut, which has already reached the Top 30 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. Connecting with listeners around the country on K-LOVE, The FISH, and other leading radio stations, "Holding Nothing Back" was penned by Stevenson, Moore and Toby McKeehan; produced by Moore...
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Hillsong United
Hillsong UNITED has had an impactful year with the release of ZION, which topped the iTunes overall album chart, debuted at No. 4 on Billboard 200 with their highest Billboard debut and at No. 1 on the ARIA Australian chart. ZION has resonated with fans around the world. Today fans can get the Oceans EP, which is being released due to the overwhelming response to the song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" from ZION. "Oceans" was written by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston and Salomon Ligthelm. The EP features the original version of the song, a radio version, a live version recorded at the monumental...
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The City Harmonic
With The City Harmonic's headline "The Heart Tour" scheduled to launch Oct. 5, the band members have launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo (www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-city-harmonic) to purchase a new bus. The bus will replace the band's current conversion van that has traveled over 300,000 miles, taking The City Harmonic and their songs "Manifesto," "Mountaintop," "Holy (Wedding Day)" and more to over 300 tour cities spanning North America over the last two years...
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Today we are happy to announce the release of NEW HOPE OAHU's Hope Is Alive. Produced by Dave Hanley and Sean Cook (PRESS PLAY), the group blends the spirit of Hawaii and the spirit of Christ that has created such an anointed and powerful new and relevant sound. Featuring guest vocals from Adam Ranney, Cindy Cruse Ratcliff and Pastor Wayne Cordeiro himself, the music truly shouts God's fame with excellence and excitement! Birthed from the heart and ministry of Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, New Hope Oahu Worship is influencing not only the Pacific Rim but now also the world. The album, which was is out today, is quickly going up the iTunes Top Christian Album...
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Wolves At The Gate are set to release "Back To School", a digital EP, on Sept. 30th. The EP sees Wolves paying homage and "schooling" a new generation on keystone bands such as Thrice, Thursday, Blindside and The Receiving End of Sirens with their own take on these fan-favorite tracks. You can check out the track-listing here! In addition to Back To School, WATG will make sure fans are ready for the fall with an appearance on the Rise Up tour - a monthlong, 28-city run - supporting A SKYLIT DRIVE alongside...
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K-LOVE Radio has been named Station of the Year by Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) at the annual CMB Awards night, an evening spent honoring Christian radio stations around the country that show outstanding achievement in on-air presentation, community service, ratings, new media and industry leadership. The annual awards banquet was held Wednesday, Sept. 4, during Momentum 2013, Christian radio's premiere leadership conference, at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla...
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Daywind recording artist, Brian Free and Assurance has been busy in the studio working on their newest release Unashamed. Produced by Ricky Free, the album builds on the huge success of the group's previous album and introduces new baritone singer, Mike Rogers, from Saundersville, GA. Brian Free and Assurance's current recording, Nothing But Love, features two Singing News Magazine #1 songs, "I Want To Be That Man," and "Calvary's Cry" with the third single, "Nothing But Love" now playing at radio stations nationwide...
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Singer/songwriter Lisa Weyerhaeuser will embark on a two-week concert tour in the United Kingdom next month as part of her new album release, Caught in Time and Space, a tribute album to the late Larry Norman. The UK tour will begin October 3 and make stops in several cities including Cambridge and Liverpool. The new album is being released by Blue Myrtle Records and marks Weyerhaeuser’s sixth solo project, although this one holds a special place in her heart. "Larry is one of the greatest influences in my musical life," says Lisa...
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The winners of the 2013 Unsigned Only Music Competition have been announced. The US-based competition awards over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $10,000 cash prize to the overall Grand Prize winner. Produced by the same team that puts together the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Unsigned Only honors artists who are unsigned to a major record label and acts as a benchmark for excellence in the arena of contemporary music...
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*Tuesday, September 10, 2013*


Emery
The members of Emery have been no strangers to controversy over the years. And their mission to stir the pot is coming to a head with a new project they're calling "Bad Christian." On their blog "UN-learning," the band writes... "As a band, we have always strived for transparency and honesty. While this has made for good music and lyrics, it has also brought forth much controversy. We have purposely steered our music careers away from churches in favor of playing in what Christians call...
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Anberlin
Anberlin has announced a massive re-release of their 2012 album Vital. The project, titled Devotion, will be available in two forms: Devotion: Vital Special Edition and Devotion: Vital Special Edition (Deluxe). The band announced last week, "Hey guys – we’re super pumped to finally be able to talk about our new release. We’ve been working on this for a very long time now, but on Oct. 15, we will release a collection we’re calling “Devotion: Vital Special Edition”. Over the coming days and weeks, we’ll be revealing different looks from this album, but in total this will have over 40 tracks...
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*Monday, September 9, 2013*


Shane and Shane
Fair Trade Services singer-songwriter duo Shane & Shane was recently tapped by renowned pastor and teacher John Piper's "Desiring God" ministry to record an acoustic rendition of its song "Though You Slay Me" for desiringGod.org, which has more than 20 million annual visits. The video, featuring an excerpt from Piper's message "Do Not Lose Heart" (2013), has already received more than 180,00 total views, boosting sales of Shane & Shane's latest release, Bring Your Nothing...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North front man Mike Donehey and social entrepreneur Rob Murray have teamed up to write a 28-day reflect-to-action devotional based on the Sermon on the Mount that challenges readers not only to listen to Jesus' words but to take a step beyond what's comfortable to actually live them out. "Our Living Alive devotional is not an 'earn your salvation, look at my good works sort of...
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Warr Acres
Oklahoma City group, Warr Acres recently announced their October 29th release for their highly anticipated sophomore album, Hope Will Rise. The group continues their pop worship sound that will please and inspire their fans once again. Warr Acres went in to record with producers, Chris Crow, Joe Crow and Jaron Nix to release 14 new tracks. Fans of the group will be pleased to hear that their iTunes pre-order date will begin October 8th...
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On the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign, indie sister duo The Sonflowerz release their new EP Love Walked In tomorrow, September 10. Available at Sonflowerz.com and through digital service providers including Amazon and iTunes, the six-track Love Walked In was produced by Michael Rossback (Gungor, Paul Baloche) and features new songs penned by sisters Elissa and Becca Leander. The project, which combines the duo's trademark sweet...
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Following her self-produced, crowd-funded sophomore release Overcome that iTunes® called "One of the best Christian albums of 2012," Lara Landon announces a Kickstarter campaign for her third album, FREE, slated to release in early 2014. Launched last week and with 23 days left to go, Landon is already nearing her goal at www.kickstarter.com/projects/laralandon/free-the-new-album-by-lara-landon...
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*Friday, September 6, 2013*


Natalie Grant
Executive Produced and Narrated by Natalie Grant, In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom seeks to raise awareness of the thousands of women and children who are forced, coerced, or deceived into the commercial sex trade each year in the United States. Benefitting the work of Abolition International, the campaign centers around three resources including a documentary film, compilation worship album, and a 31 day devotional / group study guide - all three to be released into stores and online by Word Entertainment in 2014...
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Kutless
In a bold move to keep the Rock of Ages Festival free of charge to all, the folks at Rock of Ages Festival Ministries have launched a crowd funding campaign to raise a staggering $40,000 before its gates open. The Rock of Ages Festival will take place on Saturday, October 5th - 12:00- 8:00 p.m. Gates open at 11:00 at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, CA. Artists expected to perform include: Kutless, Stomp Town Revival, The Vespers, Avion Blackman...
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CCM newcomer, Matt Gilman, made a remarkable debut this week with his first national release, Awaken Love. The project entered at No. 2 on the Soundscan Praise and Worship chart and reach No. 19 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. Gilman is signed to Forerunner Music with product distribution being handled by New Day Distribution. "We are happy for Matt and the early success of his new album," says Nick Syrett, President, Forerunner Music. "This project is the culmination of a lot of...
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*Thursday, September 5, 2013*


Mandisa
ABC's Good Morning America premiered three-time GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa's "Overcomer" music video today - check out the video on GMA's website. This touching video features personal appearances with former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Captain Mark Kelly, Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, and a Special Guest announced on GMA here. Mandisa says, "We chose each of them because when we thought of who has been an example of an overcomer in a very public battle...
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Sivion and Illect Recordings are proud to release the first single from the much anticipated new album "Group Therapy". "Group Therapy" will release October 15, 2013. "'Ladies and Gentleman' is basically a call for us to get it together and speak truth regardless of where we are at the moment, or in life in general. The chorus speaks to the need for teachers even in a setting like the club...
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*Wednesday, September 4, 2013*


Matthew West
Four-time GRAMMY® nominee, singer, songwriter and storyteller Matthew West has made history! His hit single, "Hello, My Name Is" has officially broken the record for the most weeks at No. 1, achieving the top spot for 16 weeks in a row on the National Christian Audience chart. The song also continues to stay at No. 1 on the AC Monitored chart, a spot he's held for an astounding 14 weeks. "I am absolutely blown away by this run that 'Hello' has had!" exclaims West. "Many thanks to all the radio stations across the country for letting...
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Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North celebrates the success of its first annual celebrity golf tournament, the "Tenth Avenue North Classic," held this year on Aug. 12, 2013 at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, N.C. The event, which brought together professional athletes and musicians alike, raised more than $100,000 for various Christ-centered ministries. Inspired by Christ's command in Acts 1:8 to be witnesses locally, nationally and internationally, the "Tenth Avenue North Classic" supports organizations that promote the Gospel in their cities, countries, and around the world. Consequently, this year's beneficiaries are high school outreach Cru RDU, College Golf Fellowship and Compassion International...
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Today, the announcement has been made that Grammy and multi-Dove Award winning Christian recording artist Jason Crabb has been appointed to the Special Advisory Committee of the 9/11 Day of Prayer and Repentance being observed next week nationally. In accepting the appointment to the special committee, Crabb joins a select group of high profile nationally recognized Christian influencers that includes Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, pastor Greg Laurie, actor Chuck Norris and singer Pat Boone, among others...
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The City Harmonic
For Christians, the question requires a more crystallized focus: what does it mean to be fully human in light of what Christ-the only human to literally square the circle-has done? Set for release on September 3, Juno Award-winning band The City Harmonic reveals its eagerly anticipated, full-length sophomore release, HEART, a full-circle progression of its critically acclaimed debut, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home). This album-underscored by the cinematic and communal aesthetic so prominent in all The City Harmonic's music-shifts from the dream of what could and should be to the complexities of how fragile, broken humans follow the true humanity of Christ's example in the world...
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Sometimes, something really special happens, and you know you need to drop everything to see it through to completion. For Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, California-based Bethel Church, steady progress was being made toward a follow-up to 2012's The Loft Sessions live album. Songs were being selected for intimate performance in a rustic loft, when founding worship leaders Brian and Jenn Johnson and label director Joel Taylor were called into the studio with these words: "Let me show you something we've been working on...
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Recently Dove nominated and one of the most respected modern hymnwriters world-wide, Keith and Kristyn Getty, are scheduled to launch Hymns for the Christian Life Concert Tour that runs September 29 - November 12. The 20-city tour will feature the couple with a full band and will take the Gettys across the country; from New York to LA, and from Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas, TX to Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Toronto (Canada). The tour will feature familiar songs from Keith and Kristyn's previous albums such as, "In Christ Alone," "The Power of the Cross," "Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed." It will also spotlight a new song...
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*Tuesday, September 3, 2013*


Flame
GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-nominated FLAME, one of Christian music’s leading rap/hip-hop recording artists, returns October 1 with Royal Flush, his seventh full-length release. Featuring appearances from such names as KB, vocalist V.Rose, and NF, among others, Royal Flush is one of the genre’s most anticipated recordings this year...
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Derek Webb
Nobody says sorry quite as poetically as singer-songwriter, Derek Webb. 20 years since entering into the music scene and 10 since his first solo album comes Webb's newest project: I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You. The album, out today, September 3, poses as a true follow-up and long-awaited sequel to Webb's solo debut, She Must And Shall Go Free. In addition to playing almost every instrument on I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You, Webb joins a handful of elite artists who wrote, recorded and produced every song on his record...
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Prior to the release of his latest album "You Can Make It," gospel artist Bryan Popin experienced many difficult moments through which he learned to persevere. Perhaps none was more life-changing than when performing at a conference just outside of Fort Wayne, Indiana. After playing his first song, he scanned the audience and his eyes were instantly drawn to a girl named Susan. "She just glowed," Popin says. "I had to focus on my piano playing for a moment because I was stunned. Watching her worship with her hands lifted to God...
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*Sunday, September 1, 2013*


Our good friends at Indie Vision Music have released a massive FREE 60-song punk compilation, Punk Never Dies Vol. 2, that's available to download now. You can check out all the details at this link here. The full tracklisting is...
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