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*Friday, June 24, 2016*


for King & Country for King & Country Launch Fall Headline Tour

Two-time GRAMMY-Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will embark on their biggest headline tour to date this fall, along with KB and special guest Jordan Feliz. The tour, dubbed “Priceless | The Tour [Fall 2016],” will correspond with the band’s first feature length film of the same name... << Full Report >>
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Leeland Releases First New Album In 5 Years, "Invisible," July 22 From Bethel Music

Multiple GRAMMY, Dove Award nominated Leeland internationally releases its fifth full-length album and first new album in nearly five years, Invisible, July 22 from Bethel Music and through Provident Distribution. The album also marks the first album since Leeland, consisting of Leeland Mooring and Casey Moore, joined the Bethel Music Artist Collective in 2015... << Full Report >>
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Project 86 Announces Two New Releases

Early this morning, Project 86 announced that a new PledgeMusic campaign for the band's 10th album will launch this coming Monday, June 27. The band writes, "As many of you know, 2016 commemorates the 20th year of Project 86! We are still in awe and disbelief that we are here... We have been building up to something special all year... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 23, 2016*


Stryper Stryper Announces 30th Anniversary "To Hell with the Devil" Tour

Iconic rock band Stryper will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their multi-platinum album To Hell with the Devil this fall with a world tour, featuring all four original members and complete with the original yellow and black costumes. Released by Enigma Records on October 24, 1986, the GRAMMY-nominated To Hell with the Devil is the band’s third studio album and the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status... << Full Report >>
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Lindy Conant & The Riders Hold Towards The Top Of The Album Charts

After making a surprising No. 1 debut last week on the Christian Billboard album chart with the release of Every Nation, Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders is holding towards the top of the album chart this week at No. 2, while jumping three spots to No. 6 on Billboard's independent album chart. Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders was also featured on Billboard.com last week, touting the success of their chart-topping album... << Full Report >>
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Matt Maher Honored with BMI Songwriter of the Year Award

Eight-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Matt Maher was awarded with top honors at this week's invitation only event for the annual BMI Christian Music Awards. He tied for the top award given for Christian Songwriter of the Year with Chris Tomlin. This is Maher's third Songwriter of the Year award... << Full Report >>
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Word Publishing Named BMI Publisher of the Year

Word Music Publishing was honored with the Publisher of the Year Award at the 2016 BMI Christian Music Awards. This marks the second time in the last four years that Word Music Publishing has been named BMI's Publisher of the Year, earning the highest percentage of copyright ownership among the year's most-performed songs. In addition, for KING & COUNTRY received the prestigious Song of the Year Award for their hit song... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 21, 2016*


Skillet Skillet To Headline U.S. Tour In Support of New Album, "Unleashed"

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will embark on a headline tour of the United States this September. The tour will kick off on September 22 in Clive, IA and run through October with more dates to be added and announced in the near future. The tour will feature Thousand Foot Krutch on the first half of the U.S. run and Sick Puppies will finish the second half of the tour. Devour The Day will be playing the entire tour. The headline tour will make stops in cities such as Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; and Sayreville, NJ to name a few. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. An exclusive presale for The Panheads (The Official Skillet Fan Club) will go live on Wednesday, June 22nd. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available and fans can sign up for the fan club at: www.skillet.com/become-a-member... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 20, 2016*


Audrey Assad Syrian Refugee’s Daughter, No. 1-Selling Recording Artist Audrey Assad Joins “We Welcome Refugees” Movement

As the daughter of a Syrian refugee, critically lauded singer, songwriter and author, Audrey Assad, is passionate about the plight of refugees. Having spoken about art, faith, womanhood, justice and pornography addiction at numerous Catholic and Evangelical events, she now also joins We Welcome Refugees, World Vision, The Justice Conference, World Relief and Q Ideas, in bringing awareness to the refugee crisis... << Full Report >>
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Hillary Scott Reveals Personal Story Behind "Thy Will," Premieres Music Video Today

As part of this morning's exclusive sit-down interview with ABC's Good Morning America, seven-time GRAMMY award-winning Lady Antebellum member Hillary Scott announced July 29th as the release date of LOVE REMAINS (EMI Nashville, Capitol CMG) by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, June 17, 2016*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Frontman Trevor Mcnevan Celebrates Father’s Day Weekend With Newborn Baby, New No. 1 Album!

Thousand Foot Krutch lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Trevor McNevan has a lot to celebrate this week. In addition to already hitting No. 1 on iTunes' Rock Top Albums chart (No. 3 overall Albums) in the US with Top 5 overall albums chart placement in Canada, Russia, Australia, Finland and more with today's release of EXHALE, the long-awaited hard-rocking follow up to 2014's OXYGEN:INHALE, McNevan is the proud dad of a brand new baby girl just in time for Father's Day weekend. He and his wife, Erin, announce the birth of Jade Autumn Lynn McNevan, who was born today in Nashville, TN at 4:30 pm CDT, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long... << Full Report >>
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Sherwood Releases First Album In Seven Years

The long-awaited new record from Sherwood is here! Some Things Never Leave You drops today on BC Music. After a seven year hiatus, the voice of MySpace has returned and the reviews speak for themselves. Grab the new record now at Sherwoodmusic.net... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Hillsong's "Let Hope Rise" To Finally Hit Theaters Sept. 16

Pure Flix is distributing HILLSONG-LET HOPE RISE, the highly anticipated feature film that chronicles the spectacular and miraculous rise to prominence of the Australia-based band, Hillsong UNITED. Directed by Michael John Warren (Jay Z's FADE TO BLACK), the film explores Hillsong's journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to an influential international ministry whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people across the globe. Their songs have been translated into 60 languages and the band has sold... << Full Report >>
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GRAMMY® Acclaimed Crowder To Ignite "American Prodigal" On Sept. 23

Sept. 23 will mark American Prodigal, the anticipated sophomore solo project from Crowder. American Prodigal will build on Crowder's double-GRAMMY® nominated Neon Steeple (2014), which boldly debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, sparking both a No. 1 hit and top 5 single at radio, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award along with multiple nods, numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations and tours throughout the U.S. and abroad... << Full Report >>
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GRAMMY® Winning Producer Seth Mosley Announces The Debut Of Full Circle Academy

Full Circle Music's award-winning producer Seth Mosley officially announces the commencement of Full Circle Academy, a music production school located in Franklin, TN with Mosley at the helm. Students enrolled in Full Circle Academy will have access to introductory online classes including songwriting, production, editing, instrumentation and engineering... << Full Report >>
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The Rubyz' "I'll Follow You" Is In Stores Now, Trio Preps for Festival Tour

Today, June 17, pop trio THE RUBYZ releases its fourth project, I'll Follow You. The Rubyz brand is known for developing the best young talent in the Christian pop market, and I'll Follow You showcases the talents of a new lineup featuring of Addy Schneider (14), Jessica Coffey (14) and Tanner Davis (17)... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 16, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle To Embark On Her First Headline Tour

Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle, will embark on her first headline tour titled "A Night with Lauren Daigle," with special guest Chris McClarney, in support of her recently released HOW CAN IT BE DELUXE EDITION. The tour, sponsored by CURE International, is scheduled from October 14-30, beginning in Memphis, Tennessee. Daigle, who is currently opening on the Hillsong UNITED Empires tour, has been on a whirlwind year since her debut award-winning album, HOW CAN IT BE, was released... << Full Report >>
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V. Rose V.Rose To Perform on JUCETV Live Tomorrow, June 17

Coming off the heels of a sold out tour, pop sensation V.Rose will be the special guest on JuceTV LIVE on June 17 starting at 7pm PT and will re-air on TBN Saturday, June 18 at 10am PT. V.Rose will give an intimate acoustic performance of her dance his "I Love You So Much [ILYSM}" and perform two other songs off her top selling album Young Dangerous Heart, an album that hit top 15 on... << Full Report >>
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Amy Grant Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith Unite for Popular 2016 Christmas Tour

Once again rekindling their synonymous holiday music magic, multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will co-bill their popular symphony-filled Christmas tour this year, joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC's "The Voice." Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this seasonal crowd-pleaser is expanding this year with additional dates added on the West Coast. Set to kick off Nov. 11 in Los Angeles, the tour will travel to nearly 20 major markets across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Little Rock, Indianapolis... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch “Exhale” Headline Tour Launches July 15; TFK’s EXHALE Releases Tomorrow

Adrenaline-doused rockers Thousand Foot Krutch are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE set to release independently worldwide tomorrow (June 17) on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. Available to pre-order now with five instant downloads from iTunes along with special order options from Amazon.com, Best Buy and other digital and physical retailers internationally, the acclaimed new album is meant to shake stereo speakers and earbuds, all the while being crafted to be fully experienced live... << Full Report >>
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Matt Maher Matt Maher Debuts Live Video Recording from YouTube Pop-Up Space

Eight-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Matt Maher recently participated in the YouTube Pop-Up Space event in Nashville at Black River Entertainment. As part of the event, YouTube created the video for Maher's latest radio single, "Abide With Me." Click below to view this beautiful rendition of his song. YouTube has been creating "pop-up" spaces around the world including New York City and Los Angeles... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 15, 2016*


NF NF Announces "Therapy Session" Tour

NF (Nate Feuerstein) will kick off the "Therapy Session" tour on September 20 at Neumo's in Seattle, WA. The extensive North American headline run will include shows at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA (September 27), St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, MI (October 15), Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA (October 20) and New York City's Irving Plaza (October 24). A ticket presale will begin on Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m... << Full Report >>
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Norma Jean To Release "Polar Similar" September 9

Norma Jean are back on Solid State Records and will be releasing their seventh album Polar Similar on September 9th, 2016. The crushing first single "1,000,000 Watts" is premiering now via NPR. Polar Similar proves that Norma Jean has never been afraid to take risks sonically and lyrically. NPR took note of this on the new track "1,000,000 Watts," saying that the song "grooves and lashes out wildly like a caged animal, but more than ever Norma Jean colors the chaos with brooding hues... << Full Report >>
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Forevermore Announce "Integral" Album Release Tour

Solid State recording artists Forevermore have announced a summer tour in support of their new album. The Integral album release tour will run from early July to early August and will hit both coasts! Joining the Indianapolis metal-core unit on tour will be Kingdom Of Giants (InVogue Records) and Darkness Divided (Victory Records)... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey Launch BE ONE Tour This Fall

Four-time GRAMMY® nominee and five-time Dove Award-winning Female Vocalist of the Year Natalie Grant is joining forces with two-time Dove nominee and K-LOVE's newly-named 2016 Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey for the "Be One" Tour, slated for 13 cities this fall. Sponsored by ChildFund International, the "Be One" Tour also features special guest artist Tauren Wells and will kick off Oct. 13, in Stamford, Connecticut. Ticket information for the "Be One" Tour is available at BeOneTour.net... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Multi-GRAMMY Winner Israel Houghton's "Chasing Me Down" Rises in Top 20

This week, "Chasing Me Down," the latest single from multi-GRAMMY® Award, Stellar and Dove Award winning recording artist, Israel Houghton, broke into the Top 20 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart. The song, which features fellow award-winning inspirational artist, Tye Tribbett, is currently at #17 on the airplay chart and steadily climbing. "Chasing Me Down," an up-tempo praise and worship anthem, is the third single from Israel Houghton... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, June 14, 2016*


Bethel Music Announces 2017 Heaven Come Conference In Los Angeles

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, gathered thousands from nearly every state in the US, as well as from at least 30 countries around the world for its inaugural Heaven Come Conference held last week in Los Angeles. Set to be an annual event, Bethel Music announces that the second annual Heaven Come Conference will return to Microsoft Theater September 21-23, 2017. Registrations for this event featuring the church's senior leadership team, Bethel Music Artist Collective (currently 17 artists) and special guests, including speaker Carl Lentz and others to be announced later, are available now at https://bethelmusic.com/heaven-come-2017/... << Full Report >>
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Vocal Trio First Call Announces June 17 Release Date for 'Second Birth'

Marty McCall, Melodie Tunney and Bonnie Keen, the original members of the Grammy nominated, multi-Dove Award winning contemporary Christian music vocal band First Call, are thrilled to announce the release date for their highly anticipated new project, Second Birth. The new 6 song EP is slated to impact retail on Friday, June 17, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Lindy Conant & The Riders Make Their No. 1 Debut On Christian Album Chart

To the surprise of many music industry insiders, this week's Christian Billboard No. 1 album is Every Nation by Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders, a previously unknown independent worship artist. Every Nation released June 4th in partnership with RMA (Rogue Music Alliance), the brainchild of worship industry mainstays Gabriel Wilson and David Staley. Fueled only by Wilson's production, Staley's social media marketing hackery, and grassroots word of mouth momentum from the Circuit Riders, Every Nation debuted at No. 1... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, June 13, 2016*


Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin Garners His Latest No. 1 Hit Single

Ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and music icon Kirk Franklin, garners a second #1 hit with his latest single "123 Victory," which hits #1 on the Mediabase Gospel radio chart. The second hit single off of his chart-topping eleventh studio album, LOSING MY RELIGION (Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records), "123 Victory" follows on the heels of Franklin's record-breaking #1 single "Wanna Be Happy?... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys H2O Artist Agency Opens Doors In Nashville

After more than two decades in Atlanta, veteran Christian music booking agent Scott Huie has relocated his H2O Artist Agency to Brentwood, Tennessee. The move sees Huie returning as exclusive booking agent of Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, as he previously represented the band for more than 15 years. H2O Artist Agency's roster also includes GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Peter Furler; GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenso... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, June 10, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Premieres Music Video For "HAPPINESS"

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has unveiled the official music video for "HAPPINESS," the lead single from the GRAMMY®-nominated rock band's forthcoming album H A R D L O V E. The highly anticipated release is set to arrive on July 15th. "HAPPINESS was a lot of fun to make...who doesn't want to run around the streets of LA in the dead of night? It's also the first video we've ever gotten to show off our athletic skills. You're welcome... << Full Report >>
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Former By The Tree Frontman, Chuck Dennie, Finds Healing with Aledo's "Gypsy Heart"

Singer-songwriter Chuck Dennie's former life looked perfect from the outside - he had it all; he was a successful pastor and had been the frontman for a superstar-level Christian band (By The Tree). But then the façade crumbled -- and truth and pain were left in the rubble. His new band Aledo's album, Gypsy Heart, out August 26, tells his story of healing through vulnerability with 5 tracks that examine the healing process from breakdown to transformation... << Full Report >>
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New Jill Parr Album Debuts at #1 on iTunes After 10 Year Hiatus

After a 10-year hiatus, Christian recording artist Jill Parr has reemerged with her new album, “I Still Want More.” The album was quietly released on June 3rd and immediately debuted at #1 on iTunes (Christian & Gospel Top Albums Chart). “I Still Want More” is Parr’s fourth full-length album, her first to be released via... << Full Report >>
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THE RUBYZ to Release I'LL FOLLOW YOU, June 17 on iShine Records/Bema Media

For the past nine years, The Rubyz have introduced the world to some of the best young talent in the Christian pop arena. Formed to offer strong role models and a positive musical alternative for tweens, The Rubyz have established a trusted brand with a passion to reach the next generation. Now, on June 17, The Rubyz will be releasing their fourth project, I'll Follow You, (iShine/Bema Media) just in time for summer... << Full Report >>
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Skillet's "Feel Invincible" Named Theme Song for TBS' E-League

Hailing from their awaited release of Unleashed (Aug. 5), "Feel Invincible" from Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet has been chosen as the theme song for TBS' E-League, a live competitive video gaming tournament. Seen in over 80 countries around the world, the show will first use the song tonight, June 10 at 10 p.m. EST on TBS, and throughout the duration of the eight week tournament. The tournament has amassed over 800 million impressions on Twitter and 3.5 million views on Facebook... << Full Report >>
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Marc Martel's "Somebody To Love" Video Generates Close to 12-Million Views

CCM/Mainstream artist, Marc Martel, is once again generating online buzz with his Queen Extravaganza audition video of "Somebody To Love." The powerful video was re-posted over the weekend by a fan on Facebook's YouFind Music "Share Your Sound," and already the video has close to 12-million views and is still climbing. The original video was posted on YouTube and received over 11-million views and led to Martel being booked on... << Full Report >>
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Forevermore Drop Video for "Nascent"

Indianapolis metal-core quintet Forevermore have dropped a new video this morning. “Nascent” (Directed and edited by Orie McGinness and Bryan Kirks at Enlighten Creative Studios) the first taste from the group’s forthcoming album Integral, which drops on July 22nd via Solid State Records... << Full Report >>
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Shelly E. Johnson Releases First Live Worship Album Today

Lifeway Worship's 2012 Songwriter of the Year and nationally known worship leader Shelly E. Johnson announces today's release of "Christ Be Everything LIVE," a six-song collection of the singer/songwriter's favorite worship music recorded in front of an audience of family and friends... << Full Report >>
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GMA Announces Talent Confirmed to Perform in the Annual BMI Songwriters Showcase

The Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE has grown to become the premiere training experience for artists, songwriters, filmmakers and business leaders. As the Christian music community gathers to discover and inspire new talent, the Tuesday night BMI Songwriters Showcase has become a cherished event for the industry at large... << Full Report >>
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7eventh Time Down Earns First No. 1 Single at NCA With "God Is On The Move"

BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down celebrates their first No. 1 radio single on the National Audience Chart with their single "God Is On The Move." The single moved to the top slot with more than a half million audience impression increase and over 10.9 million audience total impressions on the chart... << Full Report >>
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The Gray Havens Take "Ghost of a King" On Tour

On the heels of April's critically acclaimed Ghost of a King, Artist Garden Entertainment folk/pop duo The Gray Havens will headline a unique tour this fall, performing their full-length sophomore recording in its entirety on multiple college campuses around the country... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 8, 2016*


Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin's Worship Night In America Events Return This Summer

Chris Tomlin's Worship Night In America events are returning this summer, once again uniting people across the country for a time to worship and pray for the nation, following last year's sold-out inaugural events... << Full Report >>
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KB Award-winning Hip Hop Artist KB Releases "Drowning" Music Video," June 8

Award-winning hip hop artist KB releases a new music video for "Drowning," the fourth single from his Top 20 Billboard charting album Tomorrow We Live. "Drowning" represents the overwhelming and helpless feeling that people suffer from when struggling with things such as mental illness, drug addiction and suicidal tendencies. The song is meant to encourage those feeling underwater, KB explains it "is about turning to God to lift you up out of those dark situations."... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, June 2, 2016*


All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters Release First Single, "I Surrender," Friday, June 3

Integrity Music announces the June 3 release of "I Surrender," a new single from GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated worshipers All Sons & Daughters. The single is the first from the duo's forthcoming studio recording, Poets & Saints, which will release September 2 along with a companion book and small group study guide... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin's Acclaimed 20 Years in One Night Tour Returns

Award-winning gospel artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin kicks off the second leg of his critically acclaimed 20 Years in One Night Tour tonight in Clearwater, Florida at The Ruth Eckerd Hall. Extended due to overwhelming demand, the 20 Years in One Night Tour returns for 14 additional dates. The 20 Years in One Night Tour is a retrospective of Kirk Franklin's expansive 20-plus year body of work... << Full Report >>
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Gospel Hip-Hop Artist Dee Black Launches Independent Recording Imprint HISStory Music Group

Gospel hip-hop artist Dee Black has been blessed with a new opportunity. Formally with Sony RED, he's been guided to create a new road in the recording industry. He won't travel its path alone. Black has officially launched HISstory Music Group, an independent recording imprint aiming to set the standard for gospel-orientated lyrical excellence... << Full Report >>
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Mouthpi3ce releases "Uno", first single from The Spectacle via HISStory Music Group

Gifted lyricist Mouthpi3ce is ready to make HISstory! His first single for HISstory Music Group, titled "Uno", is available for free download via IAmHISstory.com today. Full length album The Spectacle to follow in late 2016. "Uno" features production by Dope Boi Beatz... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, June 1, 2016*


John Tibbs Featured Artist At Indy 500 With IndyCar Ministry

Singer and songwriter and Fair Trade Services artist John Tibbs performed this past weekend at the Indianapolis 500. He was the special guest of IndyCar Ministry, an organization dedicated to providing spiritual support and counseling to the IndyCar Series drivers, teams, and staff, both on and off the track. Prior to the big race held on Sunday, May 29, Tibbs sang at their four private chapels held for drivers, crew and their families, as well as at the public chapel held onstage in the infield fan zone. The public chapel was sponsored by IndyCar Ministry, K-LOVE and Cooper Tires... << Full Report >>
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Brandon Heath Brandon Heath Debuts New Music Video - Join Him to Send 21 Kids to Young Life Camp

Five-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Brandon Heath debuted a new music video for his song "Only Just Met You," This video is from the album, No Turning Back, which shares glimpses of life lessons that Heath recounts from his own journey such as forgiveness, fear, love and the power of relationships, including his mother and other important mentors... << Full Report >>
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Tamela Mann's Tillymann Music Group Inks Deal With RED Distribution

Tillymann Music Group announced today the signing of an agreement with RED Distribution for physical and digital distribution in the U.S. and Canada. The distributor will be carrying the complete catalog of Platinum-Selling Artist and Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann including her upcoming album release, One Way, and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Comedian David Mann... << Full Report >>
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Trio Virtue Added To 2016 Sunday Gospel Celebration

The ESSENCE Festival - the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music that draws an estimated crowd of 500,000 for four-day events (June 30-July 3) in New Orleans has added GRAMMY nominated female group Virtue (Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble, and Heather Martin) to their star-studded line-up. The sister trio joins previously announced contemporary gospel and R&B singers, Yolanda Adams, Travis Greene... << Full Report >>
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Righteous Vendetta Sign To Another Century Records

Wyoming based Hard Rock quintet RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA are proud to announce that they have signed with Another Century Records. The band is currently in the studio with producer Mitchell Marlow (In This Moment, Stitched Up Heart, He Is Legend) working on their debut full length for Another Century. In addition to this, the band will also be joining their new label-mates LIKE A STORM for a handful of tour dates this summer... << Full Report >>
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Cana's Voice Debut Album Stays No. 1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Chart for Three Days

Cana's Voice debut project, This Changes Everything, had strong support around its release when the album quickly went to No. 1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Chart and remained at the top of the chart for three days. The record is currently in the Top 15 and is also receiving supportive reviews from the press... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 26, 2016*


SCC Steven Curtis Chapman, William McDowell and Jeremy Cowart Confirmed for IMMERSE 2016

The Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE has become known as a one-of-a-kind experience where the Christian music community gathers to educate and inspire fresh talent while simultaneously celebrating excellence in the market. IMMERSE 2016 promises to be the most dynamic event to date, boasting an incredible line-up of artists, songwriters and music professionals who are committed to sharing real-world advice and guidance to the industry's next generation. The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN... << Full Report >>
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Jason Crabb, Point of Grace Unite for THE ROAD HOME Tour

Excitement is in the air as some of Christian music's most beloved artists unite together for The Road Home Tour. Fan-favorites Jason Crabb and Point of Grace, along with rising female vocalist Natasha Owens, are gearing up to bring unparalleled musical excellence to audiences in more than ten cities. "You talk about a great night...THIS is going to be an amazing night of music!" exclaimed Jason Crabb. "Are you kidding me?! Sharing the stage with Point of Grace and Natasha Owens... << Full Report >>
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King Dav$d's "And Then There Was War In Heaven" Releases June 10

For the last 2 years, KING DAV$D has been working with Rebel Genius in a leadership position, holding weekly bible studies for the team. In January, when he expressed his desire to put out a project, we jumped at the opportunity. Knowing his uncut authenticity and his passion for people we knew he would be a breath of fresh air to the CHH community. KING DAV$D is a voice for the streets, a man lamenting over the tragedies that happen all to often in Americas inner cities. His project is laced with sentiments of the life God pulled him out of... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED’s EMPIRES Is Honored With Two Billboard Music Awards

Marking it’s year anniversary, Hillsong UNITED’s EMPIRES will be on sale for $9.99 at iTunes through June 2 coinciding with the band’s two wins at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards for both Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” The honors come after the platinum selling band earned four nominations for the night, including two nods in the Top Christian Song category. A two-disc vinyl LP version of EMPIRES will be available on June 17. Listeners can pre-order the EMPIRES vinyl here... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 25, 2016*


Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Set To Release Unplugged Version of "Let It Echo" June 17

Earlier this year Jesus Culture released their ninth live album - Let It Echo. This week the group announced the release of Let It Echo Unplugged, which will release on June 17 featuring new, acoustic recordings from the January project. Let It Echo released in January and was the first album recorded live at their church in Sacramento, CA. The album debuted on four Billboard charts including the Top Albums... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo We Are Leo Begin Pre-orders For Their New Album, "The Rush & The Roar"

We Are Leo recently announced the pre-order for their upcoming album, THE RUSH & THE ROAR on their Kickstarter. Every pre-order comes with an immediate download of one song off the upcoming record. The group also have limited edition pre-order packages with signed WE ARE LEO CDs, posters, t-shirts, and more! They are reaching their fans and supporters to help support their album which comes to close in 4 days... << Full Report >>
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Bryan Popin's "Such A Time As This" Breaks Top 30

Rising Gospel star Bryan Popin will hit the road this summer in support of his new single, "Such A Time As This," which broke TOP 30 on the gospel chart this week and is currently trending TOP 25... << Full Report >>
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Christian Pop Singer Leah Is "Made For More" June 7

Following the critically applauded release of her Every Move EP in 2014, ethereal pop singer-songwriter Leah readies her debut radio single, "Made for More", impacting Christian music airwaves nationwide June 7... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 24, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Garners "Top Christian Album" for "How Can It Be" At 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music artist, took home "Top Christian Album" for HOW CAN IT BE at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas. Facing competition from fellow artists TobyMac (This Is Not A Test), Joey + Rory (Hymns That Are Important To Us), Chris Tomlin (Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship), and Hillsong United (Empires), Daigle was also nominated for "Top Christian Artist" along with Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin, and the winners, Hillsong United... << Full Report >> The Union of Sinners and Saints Releases "Independence Day"

The Union of Sinners and Saints, a band featuring Petra’s lead singer John Schlitt and Whiteheart founding member Billy Smiley, is bringing back an oldie, but a goodie with a new recording of the No. 1 hit “Independence Day.” The remake, originally from Whiteheart’s popular “Powerhouse” album, was produced by Smiley and features Schlitt’s distinctive vocals. The single, which is being released today, is going for adds at Christian Rock and Christian CHR-formatted radio stations... << Full Report >>
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Essential Worship's Mosaic MSC Set to Release New Live Album

Essential Worship announces the label debut from MOSAIC MSC titled Glory & Wonder that is set to release on September 23rd. Mosaic MSC is the worship music that carries the culture of Mosaic in Los Angeles, which is founded by cultural pioneer and best-selling author Erwin McManus whose most recent book is The Artisan Soul. Last week, Mosaic MSC recorded Glory & Wonder in front of a live, sold-out audience at their church home in the heart of Hollywood. Mosaic MSC represents the versatile sound of the city and growth of the church in worship expression... << Full Report >>
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TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder And More To Perform At The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Matthew West, Danny Gokey, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets and Unspoken have just been announced as the final group of performers for this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards. Among the performers for this year's show, a surprise artist will take part in the live show at the Grand Ole Opry. Hillsong UNITED's Joel Houston and Dylan Thomas, Kari Jobe, Jeremy Camp, Plumb, University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Phil Wickham, Author Jan Harrison, Tenth Avenue North's Mike Donehey and more will join other top industry names as presenters... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 23, 2016*


Zealand Worship Releases Music Video For New Single, "Your Love Is Wild"

Word Worship recording artist Zealand Worship debuts the official music video for their new radio single, "Your Love Is Wild." The video, which exclusively premiered on K-LOVE Radio's website, can be viewed by clicking on the video below. The song is also available for purchase at iTunes and will featured on the band's new album, slated for a fall release... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 20, 2016*


Skillet Skillet To Release New Album "Unleashed" August 5

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will release Unleashed, their new studio album and follow up to their 2013 release Rise, which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The 12-track album, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers including iTunes at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed and Amazon.com at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_A. Pre-orders will include an instant download of the debut Active Rock single “Feel Invincible,” a lyric video which can be seen here. Skillet can also be found on Google Play at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_GP and streaming on Spotify: www.smarturl.it/StreamSkillet. Beginning Thursday, May 26... << Full Report >>
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"This Is Winter Jam" Brings Tour To DVD June 7

Following its one-night debut in more than 500 theaters around the country earlier this spring, "This Is Winter Jam" comes home to DVD June 7 from Word Films. Featuring unforgettable performances from Skillet, for KING & COUNTRY, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, NewSong, Building 429 and Family Force 5, among others, the 90-minute documentary offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's biggest tours... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music First Ever Bethel Music Conference To Be Broadcast On Daystar TV Network

California-based ministry Bethel Music will be hosting their inaugural music conference, Heaven Come, May 25th through May 27th at the renowned Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Broadcasting the event will be Dallas-based Christian Television Network, Daystar. With viewership that covers the globe, the addition of the network will increase the potential viewing audience to more than two billion people worldwide... << Full Report >>
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Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Announces New Studio Album and Fall Tour

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns announces the release of its new studio album, The Very Next Thing, on September 16, 2016 (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than nine million records sold, the band currently holds the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 18, 2016*


Switchfoot Switchfoot and Relient K Announce Fall Tour

Switchfoot and Relient K have announced a Fall Tour together, with presale launching May 20th. Switchfoot announced, "We're so pumped to be hitting the road this fall with our good pals Relient K! We're going to be playing songs off our new record Where The Light Shines Through (along with some favorites from our other records too, of course)... << Full Report >>
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Integrity Music Releases New Album From UK's LIFE Worship

Integrity Music announces the May 27 global release of Wide Open Space, a new 12-track, live worship album from LIFE Worship, the worship ministry team of LIFE Church based in Bradford, England. The album, which follows LIFE Worship's critically acclaimed 2014 release Dance Again, is a celebration of adventure and a call to the wild edges of God's grace where impossible things happen and where His children are caught up in the mystery of His will... << Full Report >>
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Group 1 Crew Debuts New Music Video For "People Of A Second Chance"

Just last week, the second song "People Of A Second Chance," from Group 1 Crew's upcoming album, POWER, released. This week Group 1 Crew's Manwell Reyes revealed the song's video sharing, "I'm so excited to release 'People Of A Second Chance,' a song I wrote for an anti-human sex trafficking organization called Unlikely Heroes. I wanted to write an anthem that would shed light on the issue and bring awareness to this amazing ministry that is doing real work! I want to use every resource I have to help... << Full Report >>
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New Single Out Now For Husband and Wife Duo, Inspiration Worship

Husband and wife duo Inspiration Worship, whose artist name was inspired by the wife's cancer diagnosis, announces today's release of "Whose," the title track from the group's five-song EP. The song is going for adds at INSPO, AC and CHR Christian-formatted radio stations. "I pray that this song challenges each of us, every day, to make sure our motives are right and that we are worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ," said Linda Doane, who co-wrote the song with her husband, Tom... << Full Report >>
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Original Audio Adrenaline Frontman Hits The Road for Hands and Feet Project

Mark Stuart, the original voice of classic CCM rock band Audio Adrenaline co-founded the orphanage in Haiti, named the Hands and Feet Project. Recently, it was announced that Stuart and his family would be hitting the road to share the orphanage's story across the country. For more info, check out the announcement... << Full Report >>
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Brinson to release "Black Canvas" EP Friday, June 3rd

Brinson's 5th studio album proclaims that God can create beautiful redemption on anyone's "Black Canvas". GodChaserz CEO / Artist sets up his 5th solo project entitled Black Canvas: UWMA 2. This EP is the sequel to Brinson's 4th studio album, Until We Meet Again. The project continues with the theme of the redemption of Christ in a man's life. True forgiveness and forward moving with the help of God is the beauty God creates from man's darkest moments... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin And Newsboys Amongst First Lineup Of Performers Unveiled For The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, Passion, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, The Afters, Building 429 and Jordan Feliz are the first performers announced for this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards. Joining the stage as presenters for the fourth annual show include for KING & COUNTRY, Steven Curtis Chapman, World Series Champions Kansas City Royals' GM Dayton Moore, Chicago White Sox First Baseman (R) Adam LaRoche, Matt Maher, Casting Crowns' Mark Hall, comedian Michael Jr., University of North Carolina Head Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell and War Room's Alex Kendrick... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 17, 2016*


Social Club Misfits Making Booming Debut Landing in Top 10 on Christian Soundscan & Billboard Charts

Social Club Misfits recently revealed their brand new EP The Misfit Generation, which made a booming debut as it received nearly 300k streams and landed in the top 10 on Christian Soundscan & Billboard Charts. The five-track project hit the #1 spot on Soundscan's Christian Digital Albums Chart and #2 on the Christian Rap Albums Chart. Additionally, it made its mark at #4 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Christian Chart and #8 on Billboard's Rap Albums Chart... << Full Report >>
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Elena Chavez Releases New Single, "Shepherd (Morning Song)"

Nashville, Tennessee-based vocalist Elena Chavez is releasing a new single today, "Shepherd (Morning Song)," the debut single from her EP titled "Shelter." Seth Penn of Curb Records recording act Mikeschair produced the single, which is being serviced to INSPO and Christian AC-formatted radio stations. "Shepherd (Morning Song)," written by classical pianist and songwriter Jayne Luy, is the result of a chance meeting between Chavez and Luy in Singapore... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 16, 2016*


Sandi Patty Announces Fall Dates To Her Historic Sold Out 2016 Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour

The Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History and Christian Music Icon Sandi Patty is announcing the fall dates of her Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour. After high demand for tickets led to consistently sold-out shows across the country on the spring leg of the tour, 28 more shows are continuing the run of the historic final tour, which picks back up in September in Knoxville, Tenn. Celebrating her latest album, Forever Grateful, and her extraordinary 30+ year career, the tour is sponsored by World Vision with a lineup of special guests including Veritas and members of Sandi's family. Tickets for the Forever Grateful Fall Tour go... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 13, 2016*


Switchfoot SWITCHFOOT Announce New Studio Album, "Where The Light Shines Through"

Multi-platinum selling alternative rock band SWITCHFOOT announced their upcoming album, Where The Light Shines Through, which will be released on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. Where The Light Shines Through, the band's tenth album and the first since 2014's highly acclaimed Fading West, was produced in collaboration with John Fields... << Full Report >>
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7eventh Time Down 7eventh Time Down's Single Continues to Climb Charts

BEC Recordings' rockers 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans with their radio single and title track "God Is On The Move." The single is currently No. 3 at the National Audience Chart with more than nine million impressions. The single has also remained in the Top 10 of the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart for the last two months. The single is a reminder to listeners that through the struggles, hunger, faith, victories and defeats that God is on the move all around us and through us... << Full Report >>
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Silent Planet Release New Video, Announce New Album

Progressive metalcore unit, Silent Planet, have unveiled a brand new song with video this morning. “Panic Room” is an epic, emotional and dark sonic journey through the mind of a soldier returning home with Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The video reflects this struggle and is a intense interpretation of the outer life and inner life of this veteran... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 11, 2016*


dctalk DC Talk Announces the "Jesus Freak Cruise" for July 2017

Today, the much anticipated and hyped up DC Talk announcement was made at noon via a short video that featured highlights from the band's career in the 90s. The video played a portion of their hit single "Jesus Freak" and then revealed the big secret... DC Talk will be hosting the "Jesus Freak Cruise" in July 11-15, 2017. The cruise is set to feature DC Talk as a band again, along with the members' individual acts, Newsboys, Kevin Max, and TobyMac with Diverse City. Accompanying bands will all be from TobyMac's label Gotee Records... << Full Report >>
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Official Announcement: dc Talk To Perform On Jesus Freak Cruise In Summer 2017

GRAMMY® winning band dc Talk will bring group members TobyMac, Michael Tait and Kevin Max together for a performance aboard the Jesus Freak Cruise, departing from Miami on July 11, 2017. Marking the first time in 16 years fans will be able to see the band perform, the cruise will travel to the ports of Nassau, Bahamas and Half Moon Cay (Private Island). TobyMac and the Diverse City Band, Newsboys, Kevin Max, Finding Favour, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn will perform alongside dc Talk on the Jesus Freak Cruise line-up. Tickets will be available for purchase on May 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST by visiting www.JesusFreakCruise.com... << Full Report >>
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GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction Celebrated Achievements in Gospel and Christian Music

GMA Foundation's annual GMA Honors celebration was held on Tuesday, May 10 at Lipscomb University. Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The event also honored individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year's honorees were Catherine Brewton for Hope for Harvest, Jars of Clay for Blood: Water Mission, Michael W. Smith for Rocketown and the Gospel Music Trust Fund... << Full Report >>
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Julianna Zobrist To Release "Shatterproof" July 1st

Recognized pop music artist Julianna Zobrist is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated full-length album, Shatterproof. Zobrist's debut project will be available online and in stores nationwide July 1, 2016. In anticipation of the full-length recording, Zobrist launched a pre-order on May 6th via iTunes, just in time for Mother's Day. The Shatterproof pre-release offers fans three sneak-peek tracks for select singles "Shatterproof", "Alive", and "The Dawn" with more instant-grat tracks becoming available in the build up to the release on July 1st. Zobrist's first AC radio single "The Dawn" peaked in the top 30 on the Christian AC Indicator chart... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 10, 2016*


Skillet Skillet Embarks On International Summer Festival Tour

GRAMMY® Nominated Skillet will embark on their 2016 international summer festival tour, kicking off in Denmark's Jelling Festival on May 28 with a wrap on July 3 in the Czech Republic. Skillet will travel to multiple international markets, hitting some of the most popular festivals across Europe and Russia including UK's Download, Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. The tour arrives shortly after their RIAA double platinum certification of top single "Monster... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music’s GRAMMY® Winning Producer Seth Mosley Partakes In GRAMMY U® Event

On April 25, Full Circle Music's award-winning producer and songwriter Seth Mosley took part in a GRAMMY U® event located at Nashville's Belmont University. GRAMMY U® is the student level of membership within The Recording Academy®, with over 8,100 current student members, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. Belmont University... << Full Report >>
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The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees Officially Announced For June 5 Awards Show

Today, K-LOVE revealed the nominees for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards on their official Facebook page. Nominations were unveiled through video messages, every hour, to over two million followers. K-LOVE will bring the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards to the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville live on June 5. Immediately opening to fans everywhere, voting will remain available to the public until May 31, at midnight EST. Every person who votes for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards will be entered into a contest to win... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 9, 2016*


Matthew West Matthew West Launches Non-profit Org, popwe

In his career, Matthew West, a multi-award-winning artist and songwriter who is well known for sharing others’ stories through song, has received thousands of stories from people all around the world. Compiling many of the stories into three impactful albums, West has written songs of loss, abuse... << Full Report >>
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Urban Rescue's "Wild Heart" Tops iTunes Christian Albums Chart In US & UK

Urban Rescue's Wild Heart released last week to overwhelming response, debuting at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums Chart in the US, quickly climbing to the No. 1 spot in the UK as well. Fans were quick to support the album, eagerly awaiting its arrival after a preview from the earlier-released 5-song Wild Heart EP... << Full Report >>
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Everything In Slow Motion Release "Coma" Video

Everything In Slow Motion have released a new video for their song, "Coma." The video for Coma was shot and directed by Randy Edwards in the band's hometown, Kansas City. Frontman Shane Ochsner first discovered the location while visiting the Kansas City Liberty Memorial, a staple in KC... << Full Report >>
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The Quiet Science Release "The Rekindling of the Stars"

The Rekindling of the Stars, the third album by The Quiet Science, is available in stores and online now. To celebrate, the band will be performing a free album release show at 7:00pm on May 29 at Georgianna United Methodist Church in... << Full Report >>
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Powerhouse Vocalist MARi to Release Energetic Debut Album on May 27th

Hailing from Queens, New York, powerhouse vocalist MARi is bringing a musical tapestry of texture, color and style to the Contemporary Christian Music arena with her upcoming debut album, Treasure. The album will be available on May 27th via Nashville-based Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Distribution... << Full Report >>
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DJ Kirk Signs To DRÖM And Begins Pre-Orders For EP, "Awakening"

DRÖM is proud to announce the signing of DJ Kirk to it's growing roster. After getting the attention of producer, David Thulin, the Minnesota native started working on songs together at David's studio in Nashville. What came out was a masterful EP of electronic dance music that will surely catapult DJ Kirk to a new level... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, May 6, 2016*


Social Club Misfits Unleashes New EP, "The Misfit Generation"

Recently it was announced that Capitol Christian Records based out of Nashville, Tenn., welcomed hip hop duo, Social Club Misfits to its roster. Together, they unleashed the digital release of The Misfit Generation EP available nationwide today. "We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Capitol CMG," says Social Club Misfits. "It's an honor to get to work with such a great team... << Full Report >>
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I Am They Debuts New Recording and Video

Fresh off the heels of label mates Tenth Avenue North’s “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” tour, I AM THEY is debuting a new recording and music video for the cover of Bethel Music’s, “No Longer Slaves.” Click below to check out this video and here to check out the recording on iTunes... << Full Report >>
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EDM’s Transform DJs Share Message Of Salvation, Hope As They Tour Internationally

Denver, CO-based EDM (Electronic Dance Music) group Transform DJs independently released their acclaimed, full-length album debut, Never Alone, last fall on Deeplife Records. Available at iTunes, Amazon.com and digital retailers internationally, the 17-track album featuring a multi-genre mix of EDM, pop and worship is engaging the current generation of electronic dance music enthusiasts globally... << Full Report >>
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Staci Frenes Launches Kickstarter Campaign In Support Of New Album

With a Kickstarter campaign underway until May 26, singer/songwriter Staci Frenes hopes to send her new album-to Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores-out to sea with the support of friends, fans and music lovers to help fund it. Frenes' acoustic folk-pop music has inspired audiences at her concerts all over the country, and on major network shows such as The Biggest Loser, America's Next Top Model, and Nashville... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, May 5, 2016*


Seth & Nirva Release Debut Album, "Never Alone," May 27 From Integrity Music

Widely-known for lending their acclaimed vocals on projects and tours by multi-platinum, GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award winning artists, husband and wife Seth and Nirva Ready announce the global release of their long-awaited full-length debut album, Never Alone, May 27 on Integrity Music... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Atlanta Based Worship Band Bread & Wine To Release Second Album TWO May 20

Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith who head up what has been described as the "intimate, spontaneous and authentic" worship band Bread & Wine are happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album entitled TWO on Friday May 20. Pre-release of the album begins Friday, May 3 on iTunes... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, May 4, 2016*


The New Respects Sign With Capitol CMG Label Group

Capitol CMG Label Group has announced the signing of Nashville-based band The New Respects. Composed of three siblings: Zandy Fitzgerald, Lexi Fitzgerald, Darius Fitzgerald and their cousin Jasmine Mullen, the four-piece falls into a genre of their own, meshing rock & roll and pop with overlays of acoustic tones. "We never thought we'd be signed to a record label, so when Capitol CMG Label approached us, we were shocked," the band said... << Full Report >>
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Travis Ryan Simultaneously Releases Full Length Album, "Until My Voice Is Gone (Live)," Plus "Heartbeat EP," May 13

Multi-Dove Award-nominated, ASCAP recognized No. 1 hit-songwriter and recording artist, Travis Ryan, globally releases his second full-length recording, Until My Voice Is Gone (Live), as well as the six-song Heartbeat EP, May 13 through Integrity Music. The recordings are meant to embolden and inspire the Church, and to be a shining testament to God's faithfulness through both the beautiful and the tragic circumstances of Ryan's own life and journey God has providentially led him on... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Jaci Velasquez Launches Fashion Brand N+J=Z

Grammy® Award-nominated, Platinum-selling artist and syndicated radio show host JACI VELASQUEZ is expanding her business ventures to include the new fashion brand, N+J=Z. Velasquez is collaborating with celebrity designer and Project Runway All-Star, JOHNATHAN KAYNE, to create beautiful, wearable, affordable everyday fashion. Proceeds from garments sold will benefit autism awareness organizations, including Autism Tennessee... << Full Report >>
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Micah Tyler's Satirical "You've Gotta Love Millennials" Video Goes Viral

Signed to Fair Trade Services in fall of 2015, new artist Micah Tyler's "You've Gotta Love Millennials" video has gone viral after hitting the web last Thursday. Already surpassing 23.1 million views, 18,500 comments and 526,000 shares on Facebook alone, people everywhere are circulating the lighthearted video... << Full Report >>
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Jon Bauer Reveals "The Light In Us" June 10

The Light In Us, the highly anticipated seventh studio recording from JUNO® Award-nominated and multi Covenant Award-winning worship artist and singer/songwriter Jon Bauer, is set to bow June 10 at iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winner Rusty Varenkamp (Building 429, Meredith Andrews) and mixed by GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winner Ainslie Grosser (Rend Collective, Casting Crowns), the project features 10 selections, all co-penned by Bauer... << Full Report >>
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V.Rose Debuts in Top 15 on Billboard's Heat Seekers Chart

Last week pop artist V.Rose revealed her first Inpop Records full-length album titled Young Dangerous Heart and it debuted on Billboard's Top 15 Heat Seekers Chart. Additionally, since its release the album has racked up track streams over a quarter million on Spotify alone... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, May 3, 2016*


dctalk Did DC Talk Just Tease Some Kind of Reunion for 2017?

If you're a present-day fan of Christian music, you know about TobyMac and the Newsboys, and maybe even "that guy who used to [briefly] sing for Audio Adrenaline," but in the 90's, the vocalists in each act were known collectively as DC TALK. The trio--consisting of Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max Smith and Michael Tait--was pretty much the biggest thing in Christian music, blending pop, rock and rap in a way that made it accessible for just about every kind of listener. In 1995, they released their most memorable album, titled Jesus Freak... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz Debuts No. 4 on Billboard Christian Albums Chart with "The River"

One of Christian music’s incredible new talents, Jordan Feliz, delivers a strong debut with his first full album, The River, by entering No. 4 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The new single, “Never Too Far Gone,” is already No. 21 on Billboard’s National Audience Chart and this marks the first week that the song is officially going for radio adds. At the same time, the hit single, “The River,” is No. 9 on the AC Monitored chart after spending 10 weeks at No. 1.The River is receiving major media coverage from such outlets... << Full Report >>
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Provident Label Group / Essential Records Announces New Signing, Zach Williams

Provident Label Group and Essential Records announce the signing of Zach Williams to their artist roster. Williams made his performance premiere this past week at the CMB Momentum Summit in Nashville, where he performed his upcoming debut radio single, "Chain Breaker." The single will be going to radio June 3, 2016. Click here to purchase the single currently available digitally... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, May 2, 2016*


Nichole Nordeman Music Video For "Slow Down" From Nichole Nordeman Already Reaching 4.3 Million In 72 Hours

Just in time for Mother's Day, one of the industry's best storytellers and a mother herself - Nichole Nordeman - has released the music video for "Slow Down." The music video, which features home footage of Nichole's family as well as from some of her close friends and their families, has certainly struck a chord with viewers around the world. At press time, "Slow Down" has received more than 4.3 million views within just 72 hours since it posted. Click below to view the video. The song is from her latest EP, The Unmaking, which released in August with Capitol CMG... << Full Report >>
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Kari Jobe OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour Series of Shows and Line-Up Announced

Following a capacity-crowd concert tour run earlier this month, OUTCRY announces dates and the line-up for the 15-city OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour will highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a unique combination of artists and worship leaders, OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour provides the concert-goer with a rare opportunity to see this group of artists together on one stage. Tickets for OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour are on sale beginning... << Full Report >>
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Centricity Music Signs Husband and Wife Duo Grayson|Reed

Centricity Music has announced a new artist signing with Grayson|Reed joining the label. The husband and wife duo is comprised of Mike Grayson, former founding member and lead singer for Mikeschair, and Molly Reed Grayson, who is a well-known hit songwriter and former member of City Harbor. The duo is currently in the studio recording their new project that is scheduled to release September 30, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Emery Emery Shocked Fans Saturday With Huge Announcement

To the bewilderment of fans and even his own band mates, Emery guitarist Matt Carter dropped a bomb during the Emery acoustic performance this past weekend in Seattle, which was streaming via Facebook. The new Emery acoustic record is out now and can be grabbed at EmeryMusic.com. Having teased an announcement over the past few days, Carter and crew dropped the record literally Saturday night... << Full Report >>
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INOV8 Artist Meredith Kinleigh Releases New Single, "Beautiful Mess"

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh, who recently toured with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Jason Crabb and platinum-selling band Kutless, is releasing a new single to Christian radio today. The song, "Beautiful Mess," is the second single from Kinleigh's debut EP of the same name, which was released in October 2015. With early station adds of more than 1,400 radio outlets, "Beautiful Mess" will be serviced to INSPO/Soft AC and AC-formatted radio stations... << Full Report >>
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Arts District Financial, LLC Launches With Music Industry Veteran Brandon Hardy

Helmed by music industry pro Brandon Hardy, Arts District Financial, LLC is announcing it's focus as a business management firm to fulfill artist's business management needs as well as providing financial services for the creative business community. With over a decade of multi-genre experience, Hardy and his team are currently serving artists in New York City, Atlanta and Nashville. Arts District Financial intersects both the creative arts community and the business community in order to assist artists in impacting culture with their creative vision... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 29, 2016*


Skillet Make-A-Wish® Rocks With Skillet

Wish Child Nathanael and his family joined Skillet during a tour date in Oklahoma City to fulfill his wish of playing with the GRAMMY® nominated rock band onstage. Joining Skillet during soundcheck, Nathanael had a blast drumming to their double platinum selling single and most streamed song in CCM history, "Monster," while the rest of band jammed with him. He was also treated to a special guitar session with Skillet's Seth Morrison... << Full Report >>
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Building 429 Building 429 Debuts New Live Video For "Unashamed"

Today, on 4/29, the award-winning band Building 429 has officiallly released their latest music video for "Unashamed," their current radio single. Filmed live during a recent concert stop in Seattle, the video captures the band's performance in front of thousands along with their time spent in the city. Be sure to check out this special video... << Full Report >>
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All About Worship's MY PURSUIT Releases Globally As AAW Community Gathers In Tennessee For Conference

My Pursuit, a new 10-track album from the All About Worship community of worship leaders and songwriters, is available globally today through Integrity Music following an exclusive "First Listen" preview offered online by Worship Leader magazine. All About Worship, which is dedicated to equipping, encouraging and inspiring worship leaders, worship teams and songwriters, is sharing songs from the new album this weekend... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 28, 2016*


TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases EXHALE June 17

Nearly two years after Thousand Foot Krutch landed their second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 album with OXYGEN: INHALE, the adrenaline-doused rockers are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE, which is set to release independently worldwide June 17 on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. The upcoming album is filled with arena-shaking anthems and some of the boldest lyrics in the group's history, and will be available to preorder tomorrow (April 29) from iTunes along with special pre-order options from Amazon.com, Best Buy and other digital and physical retailers internationally... << Full Report >>
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Last Chance to See Sandi Patty on Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour

Fans have one last chance to see Christian Music Icon and the Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History, Sandi Patty, on her historic Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour. Venues are reporting brisk sales and sell outs at all venues on the tour outing. The tour is selling out at impressive rates as the majority of the final 10 shows of the spring leg sold out well in advance... << Full Report >>
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NGEN Radio Adds Chris Chicago as Morning Show Host and Production Director

NGEN Radio is pleased to announce the addition of veteran Christian radio talent Chris Chicago as its new morning show host and production director. Chicago started his career in Christian radio at 16 years old and brings nearly two decades worth of experience to his new gig. He is most well known for his top-rated, nationally syndicated Christian hip hop show and work within the Christian music industry... << Full Report >>
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GMA Foundation Announces Performers for Annual GMA Honors Celebration, Tuesday, May 10

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announces today its performers for the annual GMA Honors celebration set for Tuesday, May 10, at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. Performers include Amy Grant, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Jason Crabb, JJ Hairston, Jordan Smith (Season 9, The Voice), Michael English, Richard Smallwood, Selah, Travis Cottrell and Tye Tribbett... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 27, 2016*


Amy Grant Amy Grant And Tori Kelly Collaborate On 25th Anniversary Of “Baby Baby”

Multi-platinum selling Amy Grant's crossover album Heart In Motion and multi-format No. 1 "Baby Baby" is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Grant united with GRAMMY® nominee Tori Kelly for a timeless, multi-generational collaboration of the No. 1, available digitally this Friday, April 29. Today, an audio premiere of the song is available exclusively on PEOPLE.com. MarieClaire.com joined in the excitement, sharing behind the scenes footage of Grant and Kelly... << Full Report >>
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Sadie Robertson Takes Her Message On The Road With THE LIVE ORIGINAL 2016 TOUR

Sadie Robertson's ultimate goal is not only to inspire her peers, but to also inspire a nationwide movement encouraging her generation to live authentically and stay true to who they are. The A&E Duck Dynasty sweetheart and New York Times best-selling author announced via Facebook Live yesterday that she is taking her message on the road, along with a few family and friends, to tour through 17 cities starting on September 22. The Live Original Tour 2016 is a high-energy night packed full of dynamic messages from Sadie and friends, featuring special moments woven throughout the night to encourage and motivate attendees to Live Original. Throughout the three-hour event, Sadie's vision and message will be delivered in ways that keep the audience on an emotional journey on what it means to be yourself... << Full Report >>
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V. Rose Invasion Tour 2016 Announced, Featuring V.Rose

The Invasion Music Awards has been getting so much attention from all over the country that they've decided for those who can't make it to the show, they will bring the show to you! Starting June 22nd, V.Rose, J. Monty, Roy Tosh, Spec, & Surf Gvng will be touring the country for the Invasion Tour 2016! Brinson, Cj Emulous, & B-Fade have also been added to the line-up only in select cities... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 26, 2016*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "Eye Of The Storm" Stirs Strong Response

"Eye of the Storm," the latest single by GRAMMY® Award-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, is generating a whirlwind of impact at radio stations and concert venues across the country. From Stevenson's critically acclaimed 2015 release, Fresh Start, "Eye of the Storm" features GabeReal of DiverseCity and was written by Stevenson and producer Bryan Fowler... << Full Report >>
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FLAME and Mike REAL Gear Up to Release Collaborative EP

Christian Hip-Hop artist, Flame, teams up with label mate Mike REAL on an EP set to release May 20, 2016. The EP titled, REVIVAL, is a collection of six songs. “Our aim for this EP was to create a soundtrack that would spark a spiritual revival or renewal in the personal lives of believers. We hope these songs will be used as a means of grace to charge and drive us back to our first love—God Himself. I sense a fatigue in the body of Christ... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 25, 2016*


The Classic Crime Return to Kickstarter for New Album

Rock band The Classic Crime have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new studio album slated to release early next year. With a goal of $30,000, the band has already surpassed it at the time of this news release... << Full Report >>
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Red Rock Band RED Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

GRAMMY® nominated and six-time Dove award-winning rock band, RED, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its debut, chart-topping, and RIAA certified GOLD album, End of Silence, in June. The group will release a digitally re-mastered Anniversary Edition of the album on June 3 containing popular tracks from the album, including the RIAA GOLD certified digital single, No. 1 and Dove Award-winning song, "Breathe Into Me," along with four additional No. 1 singles from the album. The special edition will also contain two never-before-released new songs ("If I Break" and "Circles") and four acoustic tracks... << Full Report >>
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Tye Tribbett Named Host of BET's New Series "Joyful Noise"

BET Networks has announced the new programming that's heading to its network of stations which includes BET and Centric. The announcement came at its annual Upfront presentation last week, with a commitment to offer more original programming than ever before. It was announced that Two - time GRAMMY®, Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award winning recording artist Tye Tribbett has been tapped to host the network's new Sunday morning inspirational series JOYFUL NOISE... << Full Report >>
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Eshon Burgundy Launches NFTRY Brand, Announces New Album, "The Passover"

Philadelphia native Eshon Burgundy will release his highly anticipated third album, The Passover on May 27th. Following 2015's Billboard charting The Fear of God, Burgundy's new album, a 10 song set, showcases an energized and renewed Eshon, masterfully fusing incisive and reverent lyrics with dynamic production. The theme of this album... << Full Report >>
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Todd Dulaney Makes No. 1 Billboard Debut with New Album

Todd Dulaney celebrates a chart-topping debut with his acclaimed sophomore album A WORSHIPPER'S HEART, which debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart. Following its #1 debut on iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums Chart in the U.S., Dulaney's live album has continued to achieve multiple accolades since its release on April 15th, with lead single "The Anthem" hitting #1 on the Gospel Airplay Chart, and his album also debuting at #3 on Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Albums (Combined) Chart, #14 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums Chart, and #22 on Billboard's Current Digital Albums Chart... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 22, 2016*


V. Rose Pop Artist V.Rose Releases "Young Dangerous Heart" Today

A formidable female-fusion of modern pop unlike anything else Christian music has to offer is Inpop's latest prodigy, pop artist V.Rose. This vibrant young artist is making a splash today, with her debut album Young Dangerous Heart that is now available nationwide in stores and digital platforms... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Reveals String of Summer Dates for Let It Echo Tour

When people encounter the presence of God, their lives are changed in dramatic ways. With that purpose in mind, Jesus Culture invites you to join them on the Let It Echo tour this summer, kicking off June 22 in Dallas and wrapping July 2 in Boston. The tour features music from Jesus Culture's latest album Let It Echo and Jesus Culture artists Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, and Chris McClarney. Tickets for Jesus Culture's Let It Echo Tour go on sale April 29, 2016... << Full Report >>
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NF "Therapy Session," The New Album From NF, Is Out Now

Therapy Session (Capitol Music Group), the new album from hip-hop/alternative artist NF (Nate Feuerstein), is out today and available HERE. Exclusive bundles and a vinyl edition of Therapy Session are available at NF's online store. Therapy Session is the follow-up to the Michigan native's debut album, Mansion, which entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Rap Album chart after its March 2015 release... << Full Report >>
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Hillary Scott Reveals New Single "Thy Will" To Christian Radio

One third of the multi-PLATINUM group Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott candidly shared an open letter to fans via social media this morning, introducing her latest musical endeavor and describing the story behind her sonically stunning first single "Thy Will." Serving as the debut from the forthcoming album LOVE REMAINS by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, the tender track ships to Country and Christian radio today... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Releases Today To Rave Reviews

Word Records recording artist We Are Messengers releases its highly-acclaimed 14-song self-titled debut today. The album is now available at both iTunes and Spotify, as well as at all major music outlets. We Are Messengers is the musical and ministry vision of Irishman Darren Mulligan, whose heart is to serve God and to see His radical love transform our lives and our communities... << Full Report >>
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Shirley Caesar Reveals New Album, "Fill This House"

The Reigning Queen of Gospel, pioneering music legend Shirley Caesar reveals a bold new album with FILL THIS HOUSE, available for pre-order now via iTunes and Amazon. Unveiling the album cover and track listing, FILL THIS HOUSE is scheduled to be released on Friday June 3, 2016, and continues a thrilling 2016 in store for Caesar... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 21, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Nominated for Two 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Centricity Music artist, Lauren Daigle, has been nominated for two BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album -- it was just announced. The show will air on ABC Network on May 22 (check local listings). Daigle, who recently received her first GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, has been reigning the top of the charts this past year. Her debut full-length album titled HOW CAN IT BE, has logged more than five weeks... << Full Report >>
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Jayden Frost Releases "Everything" EP

The former touring lead vocalist for 80's iconic band When In Rome (U.S. Version), Jayden Frost, has just released his latest project, an EP titled EVERYTHING. The six songs found on Everything were co-written by Frost and produced in Nashville along with Dove Award-winning producers Ian Eskelin and Barry Weeks. With a deep influence for 80's music, the songs found on Everything are influenced in the spirit of the iconic decade, yet very relevant to today. The lyric video... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 20, 2016*


1 Girl Nation 1GN 1GN's "Unite" Is Out Now

1GN released its highly anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. Touted as its "breakout album," the project features 10 upbeat original tracks written by the group, Lauryn Taylor Bach, Kayli Robinson and Carmen Hadley. Here are a few key reviews... << Full Report >>
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Audrey Assad Audrey Assad, Onething Conference, Live Recording Foster Christian Unity

Critically lauded singer, songwriter, author and charismatic Catholic, Audrey Assad, joined Mike Bickle, Francis Chan, Matt Maher, Misty Edwards and more during the International House of Prayer of Kansas City's (IHOPKC's) annual Onething young adult conference held last December. A picture of what can be accomplished by worship leaders, speakers and ministries representing different faith traditions, this event celebrating Christian unity is captured in song on the album, Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong, which released this week amidst acclaim from Forerunner Music, the official record label of IHOPKC... << Full Report >>
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Promise's "TellAVision" EP Out Friday

Promise's upcoming EP TellAVision paints a vision of a generation defined not by societal pressures, but rather by something far better and worthwhile. The entire project starting from the first track 'Right Now' featuring Crystal Nicole down to the last track 'Who You Are' featuring Montell Jordan, No Malice, and MC Jin encapsulates the truth that everyone is uniquely created, so be true to who you are. Don't fall into the lies and deceptions of society nor the trends of the world, but be true to who you were created to be... << Full Report >>
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Bethel Music Bethel Music's Heaven Come Conference To Gather Thousands From All Over The World

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, is gathering thousands of registrations from people around the globe for its first-ever Heaven Come Conference. As registrations continue to come in for the event being held May 25-27 in Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, those attending represent virtually every state in the US, as well as from at least 28 countries around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Mexico and more... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 19, 2016*


All Things New Premieres New Music Video; Heads Out on Tour This Weekend#

BEC Recordings' All Things New premieres a new music video today for their new radio single "Believe" from their current album The Good News (2015). Giving glimpses of the music video the last month on their Instagram account, the band is thrilled to share the final product. Based off the scripture in Mark 9, the new single was written to encourage listeners in times of struggle and desperation. "In times we feel we have no hope at all... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 18, 2016*


The Quiet Science's "The Rekindling of the Stars" Releases May 6

Since its inception, The Quiet Science has been known for an innovative brand of story-driven, ethereal music. The band's albums found a faithful audience who were drawn to the stunning musical landscapes and harmonic convergence of hope and renewal. Now, after a four-year hiatus, The Quiet Science reemerges with The Rekindling of the Stars, their third and most worship-centric album to date... << Full Report >>
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Country Faith Hymns, Third Installment To The Country Faith Music Series Releases May 6

Word Entertainment/Curb Records announce the release of Country Faith Hymns, the third installment within the Country Faith music series. Debuting two album versions from the applauded multi-faceted brand on May 6, 2016, one edition will feature 12 songs and be available online as well as at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and other key retail outlets. The other version, offering two additional songs, will be exclusive to all Cracker Barrel stores throughout the U.S. Located in 42 states and 630 retail stores to date, Cracker Barrel is the #1 fast casual restaurant chain in the nation... << Full Report >>
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"This Is Winter Jam" Premieres In Nashville

Debuting in theaters around the country for one night on Tuesday, April 19, Fathom Events and WORD Entertainment's "This Is Winter Jam" premiered to an exclusive audience of artists, industry executives and VIPs at the historic Franklin Theatre last week. Hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong-founders of the blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-the event's star-studded red carpet featured for KING & COUNTRY's Joel Smallbone, Newsboys' Duncan Phillips, Jeremy... << Full Report >>
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Indie Band Avery Road Releases New Album, Single

Virginia-based Christian trio Avery Road has released a new single today, "Your Dreams." The song, from the band's sophomore album titled "Another Song," is being serviced to Christian Soft AC/INSPO and Christian AC-formatted radio stations... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 15, 2016*


Group 1 Crew Group 1 Crew Set To Release New Studio Album, POWER, July 29

With three No. 1 singles, six top 5 radio hits and music featured on MTV, VH1, NBC and Fox to name a few, five-time Dove Award-winning Group 1 Crew is set to debut their fifth full-length studio album, titled POWER, on July 29 (Fervent Records). The pre-sale for the album begins today, April 15, where every advance purchase will include an immediate download of the title track and next radio single, "Power." Visit iTunes to find out more... << Full Report >>
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We Are Leo To Release "Fightback Soundtrack: The Remixes" April 29

Wisconsin outfit We Are Leo had a great debut with Fightback Soundtrack on Dream Records and after a successful remix contest, the guys are proud to announce, Fightback Soundtrack: The Remixes. Featuring great remixes by Unikron, J.G.F., Josh Sentner, Kevin Aleksander and more, the album is due out on April 29th. DRÖM, (Dream Records EDM label) will be releasing the project and it will begin to take pre-orders today (April 15th) with fans receiving the Unikron remix of "Phoenix". Click here to get it on iTunes... << Full Report >>
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Gospel Icon Fred Hammond Hosts Live Recording on May 1st

In what will be his first live recording since 1999, gospel recording artist and music producer, Fred Hammond is ready to bring praise to life with the Fred Hammond LIVE: Night of Worship and Live Recording Concert. The ticketed event will take place at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston on Sunday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. and will be the source of his forthcoming album on RCA Inspiration. Following his chart-topping 2014 album, I WILL TRUST, the new project is scheduled for release later... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, April 14, 2016*


Hip Hop Artist Viktory Announces New Album To Release June 17

Billboard charting hip hop artist Viktory announces the release of his highly anticipated new project Tomorrow Came, slated to release June 17, 2016 on all digital platforms. Self-produced and recorded in (Huntsville, AL), the speaker/author/ordained ministry and multi-faceted artist packed 10 hard-hitting tracks that will compel, encourage and empower... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 13, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE's 2016 Tour De Compadres Releases Free Sampler on Noisetrade

The TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016 Sampler is the best way to get an early taste of what's to come on this year's tour! Featuring two songs from NEEDTOBREATHE's Live From The Woods album -- recorded live in Nashville, TN -- plus a track from each of the other compadres, Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Parachute, and Welshly Arms, this sampler shows how much good music will be packed into one great night. Get it on Noisetrade here: http://noisetrade.com/needtobreathe/tour-de-compadres-2016-sampler... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Music Veterans Of Great Comfort Records

Syntax Creative is delighted to announce a new deal with Great Comfort Records, a South Jersey-based record label founded by accomplished artists Lenny and Daniel Smith, who are father and son. Lenny's classic 1974 hymn "Our God Reigns" has been translated into 50 languages, appears on 30 albums and is in 40 songbooks and hymnals, while Daniel remains the frontman for his rock group Danielson, which was formerly under Tooth & Nail Records. Lenny wrote his first Scripture song in 1965, and the family's musical legacy is still building... << Full Report >>
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About A Mile About A Mile Launches PlegeMusic Campaign To Fund New Album

Former Word Entertainment artist About A Mile has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their next studio album, an independent release. Click here for all the details on how you can contribute to the campaign. About the campaign, the band writes: "We are so excited to officially announce that we will be working on a new album. We have so much new music that we can’t wait to share with you and we know you’re going to love it. We want you to be a... << Full Report >>
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Messianic Worship Leader Paul Wilbur Releases "Forever Good" April 15

Integrity Music announces the April 15 global release of Forever Good, a 10-track album from the world's preeminent Messianic worship leader, Paul Wilbur, known for crafting music filled with scriptural truth that also celebrates the Jewish heritage of the Christian faith. The album launches with a special celebration on the 15th in Wayne, New Jersey, at Beth Israel Worship Center, the largest Messianic congregation in the U.S. and home of renowned Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn... << Full Report >>
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UK's Newday Announce New Remix EP

In anticipation of this year's festival, Newday announced a new, exciting, EP containing remixes of their 2015 anthem 'Alive With Worship'. Written by Simon Brading and Jotham Oakley, the record is sung by Brighton native Sam Cox and has been reimagined by a selected group of international Christian producers each known for their own unique sound... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Honored With Four Billboard Music Award Nominations

Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED received four Billboard Music Award Nominations, earning in all Christian categories, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (EMPIRES) and Top Christian Song where both "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" and "Touch The Sky" scored nods. The nominations were announced live on ABC's Good Morning America. In 2015, Hillsong UNITED was nominated for Top Christian Song and won the category of Top Christian Artist. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards broadcast will air live on Sunday, May 22 on ABC at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, April 12, 2016*


Matthew West The Bible Tour 2016 Kicks Off With String Of Sold-Out Dates

The Bible Tour 2016 has officially kicked off its 17-date tour last Wednesday night in front of a sold out crowd in Sacramento. Now in its third year, K-LOVE Radio presents The Bible Tour 2016 in partnership with 25 Entertainment, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and LightWorkers Media, the producers behind History Channel's epic "The Bible" television miniseries watched by over 100 million. The tour's opening weekend included two more sold out shows in Phoenix and Albuquerque, and tickets are going fast for the remaining 12 dates. Fans can purchase general... << Full Report >>
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Salvador Frontman Nic Gonzales Unveils Debut Solo Album

Nic Gonzales, frontman of the award-winning band Salvador, is stepping center stage to debut his first singer/songwriter release, My Life Is Yours. The album features six original songs penned by Gonzales and includes special guest collaborations with Gabe Martinez of Stomptown Revival and CCM Music Icon and Award-Winning Latin Recording Artist Jaci Velasquez. My Life Is Yours is now available at digital retailers and streaming services including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and others. Gonzales will donate 100 percent of his royalties from the project to benefit Autism Tennessee... << Full Report >>
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House of Heroes Launch Pre-Order for New Album, "Colors"

House of Heroes is back. The new record Colors is slated for release this June on BC Music. Get a taste of the new direction with the video for "Colors Run" in the full report. Colors exposes listeners to a completely unseen side of the Columbus band, approaching the concept record as one seamless narrative following three diverse characters. House of Heroes flipped the entire script with Colors, employing a new producer (J.Hall), throwing out the playbook on tried and true recording techniques while still expanding on the band's signature sound. This is the band's first... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 11, 2016*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson's "Wingfeather Saga: Animated Series" Doubles Kickstarter Goal

Dove nominated singer/songwriter, award-winning author, and now a film production executive, Andrew Peterson, joins his Shining Isle Productions partner Chris Wall in saying a big THANKS to their fans and followers for funding the first production of their new company. Between March 1 and April 5, over 3,000 people donated $265,880-which is $155,000 over the base goal-to bring The Wingfeather Saga: Animated Series to the screen. Backers came from over 10 countries and the initial goal of $110,000 was reached within 48 hours. This landed The Wingfeather Saga in the Top 50 of film and video projects submitted for all Kickstarter campaigns. The film will be a half-pilot episode for the purpose of seeking series distribution... << Full Report >>
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Red RED Receives 2nd RIAA Gold Certification and 20th #1 Radio Single

GRAMMY® nominated rock band RED has received its second RIAA Gold Certification for its album End of Silence, which was the group's Essential Records debut. To celebrate the album's 10-year anniversary, RED will release a 10th Anniversary Edition on June 3, featuring two never-before-released songs as well as acoustic versions of some of the album's biggest songs. This release will be followed by an anniversary tour in the fall - more details to come. End of Silence also yielded the group's RIAA Gold Certified single, "Breathe Into Me... << Full Report >>
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MercyMe MercyMe Earns Eighth and Ninth Billboard Music Award Nominations

GRAMMY® Nominated MercyMe was honored with their eighth and ninth Billboard Music Award Nominations for the categories of Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for "Flawless." The nominations were announced live on ABC's Good Morning America. MercyMe was previously nominated in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album, in 2012 for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song and in all three Christian categories in 2015. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards broadcast will air live on Sunday, May 22 on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas... << Full Report >>
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V. Rose V. Rose, Flame To Appear in TLC's Jill & Jessa: Counting Tomorrow at 8pm CT

Inpop Records' pop star V.Rose can be seen in this week's episode of TLC's Jill & Jessa: Counting On as the cameras follow Ben & Jessa, along with their son Spurgeon, on a trip to St. Louis. The episode airs Tuesday on TLC at 8pm (Central). V. Rose is featured with friends FLAME and Mike REAL as they are in the recording music studio... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Foundation Announces 2016-17 Board of Directors

The GMA Foundation is proud to announce its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The GMA Foundation's mission is to continue to educate, preserve and invest in the Gospel and Christian music industry. GMA Foundation President Jackie Patillo states, "The GMA Foundation serves our community by focusing on our history and legacy as well as investing in education for our future creative leaders... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Garners Three Billboard Music Award Nominations, Honored In Every Christian Category

Chris Tomlin was honored today with nominations in every Christian category for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship and Top Christian Song for "Good Good Father." The honors put Tomlin at ten total BBMA nominations with three previous wins. ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship hit No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums and Top Christian Albums charts, while "Good Good Father... << Full Report >>
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*Saturday, April 9, 2016*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Debuts "Christ In Me" Music Video

GRAMMY® nominated Jeremy Camp has introduced the official music video for “Christ In Me,” available globally today. K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people, hosted the unveiling of Camp’s latest video. From his latest studio album I Will Follow (Capitol CMG), “Christ In Me” is currently Top 15 on the National Christian Audience chart after only three weeks at radio... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Performs On AMERICAN IDOL Grand Finale

Colton Dixon performed on the AMERICAN IDOL series Grand Finale this week. Check it out inside the full report. Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox's hit show AMERICAN IDOL, and his career has been on the fast track ever since. Dixon's 2013 debut... << Full Report >>
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My Epic Announce Viscera Tour

Facedown Records' My Epic have announced dates for their Viscera Tour featuring Come Wind... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 8, 2016*


NF "Therapy Session," The New Album From NF, Set To Release on April 22

Hip-hop/alternative artist NF (Nate Feuerstein)will release his new album, Therapy Session, on April 22 via Capitol Music Group. Therapy Session is the follow-up to the Michigan native's debut album, Mansion, which entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Rap Album chart after its March 2015 release... << Full Report >>
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Capitol CMG Signs Hip Hop Duo Social Club Mifits To Roster

Capitol Christian Records based out of Nashville, Tenn., has welcome hip hop duo, Social Club Misfits to its roster. Together, they will unleash The Misfit Generation EP available nationwide on May 6. Fans can pre-order the album starting April 29, and instantly receive a free download on Social Club Misfits' breakthrough single "Courage... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, April 6, 2016*


for King & Country for King & Country Premiere New Song On "The View" Today

Two-time Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will debut their new song, “Priceless,” from their forthcoming movie of the same name, live on "The View" this morning, Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00AM ET/10C/P on ABC. The performance, to highlight a special birthday celebration for one of the show’s co-hosts, Candace Cameron Bure, marks the first time that the group will perform the song on national television... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, April 4, 2016*


Heath McNease Releases 10-Minute Rap Song, "Bicentennial Man"

Rapper Heath McNease has just released a brand new song... and it's a whopping 10 minutes long. McNease announced, "Well, guys...I just dropped a 10 minute rap song. No hooks, no bridges...just lyrics upon lyrics upon more lyrics. Click on the link [below] to download "Bicentennial Man" for free from Noisetrade! Please download, like, share... << Full Report >>
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Urban Rescue To Unveil "Wild Heart" May 6

LA-based revival band Urban Rescue is preparing to release Wild Heart, the group's first full album with Rend Family Records, available May 6. Fans got a glimpse of what to expect from the project with Urban Rescue's 5-track Wild Heart EP, which released in January. Critics responded to the songs with enthusiasm, saying "We can't wait to hear more... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, April 1, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Release New Album "Hard Love" July 15

GRAMMY Award®-nominated Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced early details of their forthcoming new album. “H A R D L O V E” arrives everywhere on July 15th. “H A R D L O V E” is now available for pre-order, with all purchases accompanied by instant grat downloads of the lead single, “HAPPINESS” as well as the album track “MONEY & FAME.” Exclusive album pre-order bundles that also... << Full Report >>
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The Gray Havens Return With "Ghost of a King" April 8

Critically acclaimed Artist Garden Entertainment husband/wife duo The Gray Havens are set to bow their highly anticipated full-length sophomore set, Ghost of a King, April 8. Featuring 10 of the couple's most personal and prolific songs to date, the project is currently available for pre-order on iTunes with two instant-grat tracks... << Full Report >>
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Decyfer Down Releases "The Other Side Of Darkness" Today Amidst Acclaim

Following Grammy and Dove Award nominations, a trio of best-selling major label albums and seven chart-topping singles alongside viral videos, Decyfer Down returns today (April 1) with the release of The Other Side Of Darkness through The Fuel Music. The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon.com and many more locations where great music is sold... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 31, 2016*


FaithEvents Launched As Premiere Destination And Ticketing For Faith-Based Events

FaithEvents has launched as the premiere destination and ticketing solution for faith-based events, powered by Eventbrite, the world's largest self-service ticketing and registration platform. The online destination combines Eventbrite's powerful technology with the editorial knowledge of faith-based event experts to provide a trusted and delightful experience for both Christian event-goers and those interested in hosting their own faith-based events... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 30, 2016*


Andy Hunter° Debuts PRESENCE - A Free App - April 22

UK-based producer, artist, and composer DJ Andy Hunter° announces the release of the free app, Presence. Developed by Hunter° to uniquely find ways to spend quality time with God, Presence was also created to purposefully intersect and enhance the creative arts in the church and during devotional time. Presence will be available on April 22... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 29, 2016*


Lecrae Lecrae Announces The Heartland Tour with Switchfoot

Two-Time Grammy® Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist LECRAE is headlining THE HEARTLAND TOUR with Grammy® Award-Winning Alternative Rock Band SWITCHFOOT in June, accompanied by a surprise special guest. The string of dates kicks off June 10 in Omaha, NE. and weaves through the central U.S. to the northwest, wrapping June 19 in Spokane, WA. Tickets for The Heartland Tour go on sale starting Friday, April 1... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Colton Dixon To Perform On AMERICAN IDOL Series Finale April 7

Colton Dixon will return to the AMERICAN IDOL stage Thursday, April 7 to perform at the 15th and final season of the iconic singing competition. The finale will air LIVE on FOX from 8:00pm to 10:06pm EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AMERICAN IDOL helped launch Dixon's career when he made it to the top seven on Season 11. Fans have been quick to support Dixon since the show, with his debut album A Messenger scoring record-breaking sales and the follow up, ANCHOR, producing multiple No. 1 hits. Currently, Dixon is out on the Hits Deep Tour alongside TobyMac... << Full Report >>
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Jasmine Hurtado To Release "Brillaré" April 8

Dream Label Group / Visión is excited to announce the Pre-Order of "Brillaré" from the incredibly talented Jasmine Hurtado. "Brillaré" is the Spanish version of her debut album "Sparkle". The single "Brillaré" has a great positive message encouraging us to "Brillaré" our light for the world to see. It's an upbeat song that every station will want to put in their rotation! Here's what Jasmine has to say about this incredible release: "When people hear "Brillaré", I want them to feel encouraged, uplifted, inspired and loved. I want every listener to stand up in boldness, to not be afraid to follow their dreams, and build up the Kingdom of God... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 28, 2016*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Give Away Free Song For 48 Hours Only!

San Diego rock band Switchfoot is celebrating To Write Love On Her Arms by giving away a previously unreleased song the band recorded 7 years ago during Hello Hurricane recording sessions. For 48 hours, fans can get the track totally for free in exchange for their email address being added to the band's mailing list. Visit this link to get the song: http://switchfoot.com/light-heavy-song-download/... << Full Report >>
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Zach Bolen Releases Second Track from "Live & Alone" Series

Part 2 in Zach Bolen's "Live and Alone" series features new track "Carry On". The Seattle based front man of Citizens and Saints will be releasing his solo record via BC Music this summer. The epic bearded front man cites the last twelve years of life as the biggest influence on the sound of the record, which dances delicately between Manchester Orchestra range stretches and bouncy... << Full Report >>
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Jaci Velasquez Jaci Velasquez To Perform at Autism Speaks on 4/2

California Closets and 94 FM The Fish have teamed up to host an evening of fashion and fun in support of Autism Awareness. April is Autism Awareness month, and Light It Up Blue Runway Fashion & Design will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5 - 7pm at California Closets in Franklin (420 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067). The event will feature Style Diva Cathi Aycock of Style Home Page, Live performances by Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales, and fashion designs by Project Runway's Johnathan Kayne... << Full Report >>
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Passion Performs On FOX & Friends In Celebration Of Easter

Watch two videos from Passion's FOX & Friends Easter performance... << Full Report >>
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Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin Announces Second Round of Dates for the "20 Years In One Night Tour"

Award-winning gospel artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin is excited to announce additional dates on his 20 Years in One Night Tour. The second leg will kick off on June 3, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia at The James Brown Arena and will visit 12 additional cities throughout the United States this summer. Tickets for 20 Years in One Night Tour summer dates will be available via Ticketmaster beginning April, 1, 2016... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 25, 2016*


Crowder Passion Release "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)" Live Video In Celebration Of Good Friday And Easter

In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Passion has released the live video for "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)," a song that proclaims the power and triumph of the cross. Passion band will perform the impactful anthem, along with current single "Remember," this Easter Sunday, March 27 on FOX & Friends... << Full Report >>
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My Epic To Release "Viscera" June 6

The captivating new release from My Epic sees the band building on the pivotal momentum of previous releases while still treading new ground musically and thematically. With Viscera, My Epic reference the Latin term for the inner organs as the thread that runs through the tracks. The aspect of each song alluding to a human emotion tied to physicality makes Viscera My Epic's most heavily themed release to date... << Full Report >>
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Temple Veil Releases New EP, "Give His Love Away"

CCM international touring duo Temple Veil releases its third recording project March 25. The EP, titled “Give His Love Away,” features the title track as well as the single “You,” which garnered significant radio airplay across the United States, U.K. and Australia, becoming Worship FM Network’s most requested song of all time. The Tampa, Florida-based duo, comprised of vocalist DeRock, who also plays violin and keys, and Brysson, the band’s guitarist, are set to tour in support of the new five-song EP... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Releases Debut Album, "Giving Over"

Consumed By Fire's highly anticipated full-length album Giving Over is now available nationwide. The 11-track project features their first hit "Lean On Me" and their new second single "He Waits For Me" that is being added at radio stations across the U.S... << Full Report >>
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Award-winning artist Promise joins the Good Fruit Family

Good Fruit Co. is thrilled to announce that Toronto based emcee, Promise has joined the team. As a songwriter/artist who has never been anything short of himself, and who has consequently been able to carve out a natural yet profoundly unique space somewhere between urban hip hop and soulful ballad, Promise mixes perfectly with the beat and tune of Good Fruit - particularly because he, too, is in pursuit of excellence, creativity, and uncompromising authenticity. As said by Royce Da 5'9, Promise is "definitely MORE THAN MUSIC... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Self-Titled Debut EP Releases Today

New Radiate Music husband / wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, premieres their self-titled debut EP today (Good Friday, March 25) with The Fuel Music distribution. Available now at iTunes and all major digital retailers, the album features the radio single "Walk on Waves" along with anthems "It Is Finished" and "Infinite Grace" that are set to inspire listeners to worship during Easter and beyond. The new recording also features "Maker of Miracles," a song that became the prelude to a miracle for the Adamecs family... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 24, 2016*


Jason Fowler To Release Debut Christian Album, "I Fall In"

Singer/songwriter Jason Fowler is gearing up for the release his highly-anticipated project I Fall In. The debut Christian album will be available exclusively at LifeWay bookstores and online nationwide May 13, 2016 through New Day Distribution and RCity Records. In anticipation of the full-length project, RCity Records will launch a digital pre-order on April 22 for I Fall In via iTunes, offering fans three sneak peek tracks for select singles "You Give Me a Reason" (featuring Peter Furler), "Come Alive," and "Broken Vessels" (featuring Jillian Edwards)... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 23, 2016*


Jason Gray Jason Gray to Release "Where The Light Gets In" June 17th

One of Christian music’s premiere singer/songwriters, Jason Gray, is scheduled to release his new studio album, Where The Light Gets In, June 17th. Gray worked with nine high-profile producers on the project, including Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher), Ben Glover (MercyMe, for KING & COUNTRY) and Colby Wedgeworth (Jordan Feliz, Lincoln Brewster). Where The Light Gets In features 12 new songs plus his Top 15 single from 2015, “Glow In The Dark.” The first single, “Sparrows,” is going for adds at radio on April 1st and already has airplay at two key outlets, K-LOVE and WFRN/South Bend, IN. The full album presents a more hope-centered message than Gray’s last three albums and shows God’s redemptive presence even in the midst of difficulties... << Full Report >>
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Forerunner Music’s "Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong" Releases April 15

Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC), releases its much anticipated music offering, Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong, April 15 through digital and physical retail outlets everywhere with New Day Distribution. Recorded live at IHOPKC's annual Onething young adult conference last December (Dec. 28 - 31) and marking the eighth live Onething album to date, Love Makes Us Strong is an authentic worship collection of some of the most powerful and memorable songs from the event led by members of the IHOPKC worship team... << Full Report >>
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Music City Management Signs Marc Martel to Artist Roster

Music City Management announced today the signing of Marc Martel, the voice of the Queen Extravaganza, the Official Queen Tribute Band produced by legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, and formerly the lead singer with the award-winning pop group Downhere. Martel is scheduled to release his long awaited covers album on June 17, 2016, The Covers LP, Vol. 1. The project will feature fan requested songs, such as Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," as well as many more favorites done in Martel's unique vocal style. Martel will be performing songs from the new record at an upcoming Nashville concert... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce's "Laughing In The Dark" Hits DVD April 5

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-With sellouts in more than 125 theatres around the country last fall for its one-night Fathom Events and Fuesic Entertainment presentation, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" is set to debut on DVD April 5 from Sony Pictures. A deeply personal glimpse into the life of the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all time, "Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark" chronicles a series of tragic... << Full Report >>
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Love Displayed to Release Debut Album April 22

The West Virginia based Christian duo, Love Displayed, will release their debut CCM album, You're The Only One, on April 22nd. Produced by Ian McIntosh of Jesus Culture, the project features all new songs that were co-written by Love Displayed founding members, Zak and Amy Huffman, and features several Jesus Culture musicians. The first single is the title track and it's currently going for adds at radio and delivers strong lyrics about the power of a Christ relationship.... << Full Report >>
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Planetshakers' "Momentum: Live In Manila" EP Releases Friday, March 25

Capturing the mission, heart, and worldwide movement of Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, Planetshakers Band releases its Momentum: Live in Manila EP globally through Integrity Music March 25. The EP encapsulates the excitement and passion of 30,000 worshippers across two sold-out Planetshakers events held on back-to-back evenings in Manila's Araneta Coliseum last August... << Full Report >>
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Author Sally Lloyd-Jones and Grammy Award winner Ashley Cleveland team up to support African Bible Initiative

African Leadership Inc, a local non-profit organization based in Brentwood, TN has announced guest speaker Sally Lloyd-Jones and music guest Ashley Cleveland will highlight the evening for the third annual Spread the Word Bible Banquet. The night will be hosted by Thompson Station Church on April 7, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Gives Birth to Her Third Child

Francesca Battistelli, who received her first GRAMMY Award last month, has given birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin. He entered the world on Sunday, March 20 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Please join her, Matt, her husband and proud dad, and their two other children, Eli (5) and Audrey (3), in welcoming Isaac into their family. "We are so in love with our big bundle of joy!" Battistelli shares. "We pray that Isaac will be full of laughter as his name suggests. We're so grateful to God for a healthy and safe birth, and we look... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 22, 2016*


The Gospel Music Association Announces New Board of Directors

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today a new Board of Directors, whose terms are effective immediately. Jackie Patillo currently serves as President. “The GMA is excited to add an incredible group of individuals to our board as we continue strengthening and building the future for the association and its membership. I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to serve our community alongside such an accomplished group,” says Patillo... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 21, 2016*


V. Rose Inpop's V.Rose Unveils Her "Young Dangerous Heart" Set To Release April 22

A formidable female-fusion of modern pop unlike anything else Christian music has to offer is Inpop's latest prodigy, pop artist V.Rose. This vibrant young artist is making a splash with her debut release Young Dangerous Heart set to hit shelves and digital markets April 22. See full track listing below. The 13-track album is a sonic blast collection that is packed tight with power-pop grooves fueled by forgiveness, informed by truth; an empowering reminder for the younger generation... << Full Report >>
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One Bad Pig Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Fund New Album

Rock band One Bad Pig has reunited and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their first new album in 25 years. Their goal is a humble $7,000, and at the time this goes to print, the band is already more than halfway there. Visit this link to check out their campaign. On their pledge page, the band writes, "SO, well here we are in the studio once again. Writing and recording new One Bad Pig songs that will soon see the light of day, with your help... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Living Word Christian Center

Syntax Creative is happy to announce a new deal with Living Word Christian Center, a non-denominational church located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota with over 11,000 members. On April 15, Living Word worship group The Fifth Service will release its sophomore album, Proven, which is available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 18, 2016*


Hillsong Hillsong Worship Releases Easter Single "Grace To Grace"

Debuting in time for the celebration of Easter, Hillsong Worship is unveiling "Grace To Grace," their newest single composed by Joel Houston and Chris Davenport. In support of the song, "Grace To Grace" is being released digitally to all accounts. "We’re here for a journey,” Joel Houston said of the song. "It’s a process that involves taking up our cross and denying ourselves, following him daily. It’s a process that involves humility and surrender... << Full Report >>
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Poured Out Signs With Facedown Records

As one of Maryland's most recent bands, Poured Out have struck a significant blow to the scene with their 90s era metal-influenced hardcore-heavy on the hardcore. Their debut self-released EP "Blind Heart," recorded and engineered by Josh Schoeder at Random Awesome, shows off the band's technique in an unassuming way, letting classic elements like breakdowns and blast beats take the lead. Formed in 2014, Poured Out now bring their dynamic Maryland-style hardcore to Facedown Records with the re-release of Blind Heart, out April 8... << Full Report >>
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"The Passion: New Orleans" Soundtrack Released Today

The Passion: New Orleans - the soundtrack for FOX's two-hour epic musical event, THE PASSION, airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) - was released today by Deep Well Records/Virgin Records. THE PASSION tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of well-known pop songs, sung by the cast... << Full Report >>
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Blue Engine Records Releases "The Abyssinian Mass" Today

Raise your voices and lift your hearts today, Blue Engine Records releases The Abyssinian Mass by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Damien Sneed, Chorale Le Chateau and Special Guest Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III. The Abyssinian Mass - a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals -marks Marsalis's first original recorded composition in six years... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 17, 2016*


Matt Maher Matt Maher Announces Spring Dates with Guest John Tibbs

Eight time GRAMMY®-nominee Matt Maher announces his spring dates of his "Saints And Sinners" tour with special guest John Tibbs beginning April 6th through May 7th. The spring leg of the tour will feature returning ministry partners Save The Storks and newcomers to the tour, Museum of the Bible. This tour is on the heels of Maher's three GRAMMY nominations this year including... << Full Report >>
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"In Christ Alone: The Songs of Stuart Townend and Keith Getty" Releases March 18

Integrity Music announces the March 18 global release of In Christ Alone: The Songs of Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, featuring 16 of the most beloved modern hymns and worship songs from renowned British writer Stuart Townend and Irish writer Keith Getty. Individually, Townend and Getty have written a canon of songs for the contemporary church, and together... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Zealand Worship Unveils New Songs

The story of Zealand Worship continues to unfold as the band is sharing acoustic videos supporting a mix of brand new songs and celebrated tunes from their newest release, Zealand Worship The EP (Word Worship). Continuing to reiterate that their success is not defined by numbers or sales, but in a lasting experience, With the help of Worship Leader and CCLI TV, the globally traversing group of musicians recently premiered acoustic videos of EP tracks "That's Who You Are" and "Lead Us To Your Heart... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 16, 2016*


1 Girl Nation 1GN Reunion Records' 1GN Set To Release Sophomore Album, "Unite," April 15

Power pop vocal group 1GN, formerly 1 Girl Nation, is set to release its anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. The GMA Dove Award New Artist Nominee is excited to bring fans new music with a meaningful message. The new album centers around the anthemic song "Guard Your Heart," based on Proverbs 4:23-27, which begins with the encouragement, "Above all else, guard your heart." The scripture is a kind of slogan for... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Dove Channel’s Original Series, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families" Set To Premiere On April 5

Cinedigm's (NASDAQ: CIDM) Dove Channel is confirmed to exclusively premiere the three-part original series, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families," on April 5, May 3 and June 7. The one-hour long episodes feature "The Queen of Clean's" trademark combination of fierce wit and southern charm in all three of the family-friendly episodes. Adding to the clean fun, some of her closest friends and all-star comedians will also take the stage. The lineup will include the talents of Bone Hampton, Brad Stine, PJ Walsh, Nazareth, Joby Saad, Michael Joiner, Taylor Mason, Anthony Griffith... << Full Report >>
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Gungor Gungor Launches Pre-Order of "One Wild Life: Spirit"

GRAMMY® -nominated artist Gungor has launched the pre-order of their upcoming release One Wild Life: Spirit. iTunes pre-order includes an immediate download of the tracks "Kiss the Night," "Hurricane" and "Wonder." The upcoming record features 11 new songs co-written by Michael and Lisa Gungor and produced by Michael. Spirit is volume two of Gungor's album trilogy titled One Wild Life, which is being released over the course of 12 months. Spirit debuts on March 25 and can be pre-ordered here... << Full Report >>
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Citizen Way Citizen Way's Sophomore Album "2.0" Releases To Critical Praise

Citizen Way's highly anticipated sophomore album 2.0 debuted last week to a warm reception among critics who say the new music "takes the originally high bar set by Citizen Way and raises it even further" (The Christian Beat). Fans, critics and fellow musicians are all singing the praises of 2.0... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 15, 2016*


Building 429 Building 429 Launches The I Am Unashamed Webpage

When Building 429 released UNASHAMED, their latest project last fall, it was touted as the band's most powerful and anthemic album to date. The band is now excited to share their newly launched I AM UNASHAMED webpage. This is a place where you can read stories and view photos of how others are living their lives unashamed, and where you can also share your own story. The new webpage is a way to be part of a community, be inspired and encouraged daily, and so much more... << Full Report >>
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Da T.R.U.T.H. Hip Hop Artist Da' Truth Reveals New Single & New Album

Grammy nominated hip hop artist Da' Truth shared a cryptic exchange with internationally respected Christian Apologist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias via Twitter last week, and it triggered a worldwide response. With questions surrounding the idea of truth, God and religion, thousands of listeners from NGEN radio and Jam The Hype shared their concern for the outspoken artist wondering if he was questioning his faith. In reality it was revealed that Da' Truth wasn't confused about his Christian beliefs, but he and Zacharias were sharing lyrics from his new single, "Religion... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 14, 2016*


7eventh Time Down 7eventh Time Down Premieres "God Is On The Move" Official Video

BEC Recordings' 7eventh Time Down is premiering the official video of their single, "God Is On The Move," exclusively with K-LOVE today. The single is continuing to climb the charts, which hit the Top 10 on Hot AC/CHR and the Top 15 National Christian Audience chart and just recently landed in the Top 15 iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. You can watch the video... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong Young & Free's "Youth Revival" Garners Top Chart Placements

On the heels of a YouTube Spaces Livestream event viewed by thousands, Hillsong Young & Free's Youth Revival (Feb. 26) garnered the top spot on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and boasted a top 10 placement on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart. Hillsong Young & Free played filled release shows at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre and San Francisco's The Regency Ballroom around the debut of their LP... << Full Report >>
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Zach Bolen Zach Bolen's "Live & Alone" Series Starts Today

Zach Bolen has always been a storyteller, whether that's through his vocalist role in Citizens & Saints or channeling the likes of Bright Eyes and Ryan Adams in his solo offerings. Premiering today exclusively at ZachBolen.com is "Leave Me Alone", the first in his six part series entitled "Live & Alone", Bolen's preview to his summer record, 1001. The epic bearded front man cites the last twelve years of life as the biggest influence on the sound of the record... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 11, 2016*


Bethel Music Bethel Music Hosts Heaven Come Conference In L.A.'s Microsoft Theatre May 25-27

Hosting "Worship Nights" with capacity crowds in major market venues around the world, Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, now offers its first-ever conference, the Heaven Come Conference. The event will be held May 25-27 in Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater and will feature the church's senior leadership team and the Bethel Music recording artist collective along with special guest worship leaders and speakers, all delving into the topic of finding a deeper understanding of "on earth as it is in Heaven... << Full Report >>
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Christon Gray Releases His Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Solo Project

Today, acclaimed Christian hip-hop and R&B artist, songwriter and producer Christon Gray releases his highly-anticipated sophomore solo project and major label debut, THE GLORY ALBUM, on Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA label. Already capturing widespread attention, THE GLORY ALBUM is a progressive mix of hip-hop, R&B and contemporary Christian music that defies tradition, without losing its intentions. Accomplishing a universal sound, his 13-track album includes the lead single... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 10, 2016*


Veridia VERIDIA Premieres Official Music Video For No. 1 Single

Alt-Rock band VERIDIA has just released a new music video for their No. 1 radio single, "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)." The song, their second career No. 1 single, hit the top spot this past February on both the Billboard and Mediabase CCM Rock chart. Watch the video now on their official YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/VERIDIA... << Full Report >>
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Kari Jobe Integrity Music Releases "Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe" April 1

Integrity Music announces the April 1 global release of Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe, an 11-track album and resource DVD featuring some of the most beloved songs from the Dallas-Fort Worth-based ministry and its longtime team member, Dove Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe. For this collection, Integrity gathered 10 of Jobe's songs from five of Gateway's live albums as well as one song, "My Beloved," from her best-selling, self-titled studio project. The recording includes... << Full Report >>
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The Union of Sinners and Saints Announces Debut Radio Single

Newly formed Christian rock band, The Union of Sinners and Saints, which features members from Petra and Whiteheart, two of the best selling Christian Rock bands of all time, has announced their debut radio single. "Christ the Lord isRisen Today," a scorching rock rendition of the classic John Wesley hymn, is the first single from the band's upcoming, self-titled debut album. The single showcases an updated rock... << Full Report >>
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Redemption Story Fuels EP from Newcomer Ben Oakes

Alternative Christian Hip-Hop artist Ben Oakes is sharing his story of redemption and restoration through his forthcoming EP, Goodbye Forever. To support the project, he has launched an ambitious Go Fund Me campaign that has already seen significant success. With a goal of $5,500, the campaign quickly got off the ground, raising over $1000 in a matter of hours. The funds will support... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 9, 2016*


Stavesacre Launch Campaign For New Album!

Yesterday, rock band Stavesacre made the announcement that they'd be returning with a brand new studio album. On their official Facebook page, the band wrote, "We've been writing a brand new Stavesacre record! The songs are in the demo phase and we couldn't be happier. Now it's time to record them and get them to your ears... << Full Report >>
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K-Love Coca-Cola Consolidated To Serve As Presenting Sponsor For 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Coca-Cola Consolidated has teamed up with the EMMY® winning 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, serving as presenting sponsor for the only fan-voted experience in the industry. Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West will host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. The event will be broadcasted live on K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people... << Full Report >>
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Stars Go Dim's Debut Single "You Are Loved" Hits No. 1 On MediaBase Christian Audience Chart

Stars Go Dim's debut single "You Are Loved" has surged to the No. 1 spot on the MediaBase Audience Chart, proclaiming a message of hope that is resonating with listeners everywhere. "This song is such a simple message, you are loved, but it's a message that our culture desperately desperately... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 8, 2016*


Third Day THIRD DAY Receives "Soul On Fire" No. 1 Plaques

During their sold out "Lead Us Back" Tour stop in Nashville this past weekend, the members of the multi-platinum selling band THIRD DAY were presented with plaques for their No. 1 single, "Soul On Fire." Holding the top spot for 11 weeks at radio, this GRAMMY®-nominated song was the most played at Christian radio in 2015. "Soul On Fire" was also officially named the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year, according to Billboard's Christian Overall National Audience year-end chart, and iTunes' editorial team selected “Soul On Fire” as one of 2015's top tracks... << Full Report >>
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Multi-Platinum Rock Band STRYPER Announces 2016 “FALLEN” Tour

After spending most of 2015 off the road, multi-platinum rock band STRYPER will hit the road this spring in support of their new album, FALLEN. Released in October via Frontiers Music SRL and produced by frontman Michael Sweet, FALLEN is the band’s ninth studio album and their most critically acclaimed release to date, impressively landing near the top of the charts in three separate genres: Rock, Hard Music and Christian/Gospel... << Full Report >>
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K-Love K-LOVE Fan Awards And John Sanders LLC Garner Two Distinguished EMMY® Awards

K-LOVE Radio Network along with Memphis Based Company John Sanders LLC were honored with two EMMY® Awards at last Saturday Night's 30th Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The wins come in the categories of Lighting and Set Design, assisted by Tony Fransen and Scott More (Go Live Pro). Marking the first for the national fan-voted awards show, the K-LOVE Fan Awards is now in its fourth year. K-LOVE Radio Network and John Sanders LLC were also nominated in the Special Event Coverage category... << Full Report >>
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Author Chad Veach Releases New Book, "Unreasonable Hope"

Rising faith leader Chad Veach shares how personal hardships can and will give readers a deeper understanding of God, through his debut book and an unexpected cause focused campaign that has reached millions worldwide. In UNREASONABLE HOPE: FINDING FAITH IN THE GOD WHO BRINGS PURPOSE TO YOUR PAIN, available now, Veach shares the story of his daughter, Georgia, who was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder called... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, March 7, 2016*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Golf Tournament Brings Stars And Athletes Together For Charity

Atlantic/Word recording group NEEDTOBREATHE is bringing together celebrity athletes and musicians for their annual charity golf tournament. The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, now in its fourth year, raises money to benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world. This year's participants include NBA legend Rick Barry, PGA player Russell Henley, NFL receiver Adam Humphries, multiplatinum rock band Switchfoot, chart-topping singer Mat Kearney, actor Kevin Sorbo ("God's Not Dead") and musicians Drew Holcomb and John Mark McMillan... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Song Becomes Prelude To A Miracle

New Radiate Music husband / wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, will premiere their self-titled debut EP March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. Featuring the single "Walk on Waves" that is going for radio adds today (March 7), along with anthems "It Is Finished" and "Infinite Grace" that are set to inspire listeners to worship during Easter and beyond, the new recording also features "Maker of Miracles." The song became the prelude to a miracle for the Adamecs family... << Full Report >>
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B-Fade Nominated For Independent Grind Artist of the Year by the Invasion Music Awards

Christian Hip-Hop artist B-Fade has been presented with the Independent Grind Artist of the Year nomination by the Invasion Music Awards. The awards are run by Invasion Live Music Group, a promotion and booking organization, which originated in Phoenix, Arizona. The vision behind the movement is to engage all generations with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the medium of music... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, March 4, 2016*


Lecrae UNASHAMED WORLD, Film Featuring Hip Hop Artist Lecrae, Premieres in Theaters June 1

A 17-year project spanning ten countries and thirty-seven cities while capturing over 10,000 hours of footage, UNASHAMED WORLD is the high-energy, deeply personal story of Lecrae's Cinderella rise from a garage start-up artist to a global phenomenon. Granting unprecedented access to Lecrae and fellow artists from the 116 Clique, the film features exclusive interviews, fan-generated videos, personal home videos - including footage of Lecrae's visit to... << Full Report >>
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Tedashii Unleashes New EP, "This Time Around"

Thoughtful lyricist and hip-hop artist, Tedashii, returns with the release of his newest project, This Time Around. Starting today (March 4), the 7-track EP is availablevia Reach Records for digital purchase and streaming across all DSPs. Earlier this week, Tedashii prompted fans to call a telephone number (404-590-4984) for an exclusive announcement. Fans were greeted with a personal message from Tedashii revealing details for the release of his new project, This Time Around, on March 4. On the recording he shared... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Adds Spring and Summer Dates to Empires Tour

Australian-based worship group Hillsong UNITED is adding a string of spring and summer dates to their North American EMPIRES Tour. The new shows will feature special guest Lauren Daigle. Following a February capacity-crowd tour run, the second leg of cities kicks off in Baltimore on April 28 with stops across the country throughout April, May and July. Tickets for Empires Tour April and May dates are on sale now, and tickets for Empires Tour July dates go on sale Friday, April 8, 2016... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Announces Third Pre-Order Song "Point To You"

Word Records recording artist, We Are Messengers, continues its strong and swift build towards the band's self-titled, 14-song album debut with today's release of "Point To You." The third of four digital songs released to album pre-order buyers, "Point To You" follows their debut radio single, "Everything Comes Alive," and crowd favorite, "I'm On Fire," as the latest song available for instant download upon pre-ordering the new album. Officially releasing April 22, click here to pre-order We Are Messengers... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, March 3, 2016*


Matthew West Matthew West's "Grace Wins" Tops Multiple Radio Charts

Multiple award-winning artist Matthew West has just received his seventh No. 1 radio single with "Grace Wins." The song, his second radio single from the 2015 release Live Forever (Capitol CMG), has hit the top of both the Billboard Christian Airplay chart and AC Indicator charts the same week. "I just heard the news that 'Grace Wins' is No. 1 this week and I'm blown away!" West exclaims. "I have to thank my friends at radio across the country for once again carrying a song from... << Full Report >>
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Bema Media Launches "The Big 25 on iShine Live" Countdown Show

Bema Media, the leading Christian media group dedicated to ministering to pre-teens and their families, expands their successful iShine countdown to a 2-hour weekly radio show that launches on March 4, 2016. "The Big 25 on iShine Live" will feature the Top 25 Christian pop hits from all across America, along with artist features and interviews throughout. The show is positioned as an upbeat pop music show that targets youth and their families while having listeners contribute to the show by voting for their favorites online each week. Artists that have... << Full Report >>
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Christian Media Platform PRAZOR Launches Featuring Music, Talk and Teaching

Officially announced at last week's National Religious Broadcaster's Convention in Nashville, TN, Flowing Streams has just launched PRAZOR, an unprecedented digital Christian media platform. "PRAZOR is the fulfillment of a ten year vision," says Flowing Streams CEO, Rick Wiles. "It will completely revolutionize Christian media throughout the world with creatively curated audio and video content, including music, teaching and talk programming... << Full Report >>
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River Valley Worship Releases New Live Album, "Edge of Heaven"

Set for digital release today and for retail release on March 25th, Edge of Heaven marks the first live worship recording for River Valley Church, a Minnesota-based ministry currently serving 7,500 members across eight campuses in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spearheaded by lead worship pastor Ryan Williams and produced by Luke Fredrickson (Jonathan Thulin, Jeremy Camp) Edge of Heaven came to life over the course of a year spent crafting songs... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, March 2, 2016*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson and J. Chris Wall Launch Film and TV Production Company Shining Isle Productions

Dove-nominated singer/songwriter and award winning author Andrew Peterson, along with veteran producer J. Chris Wall (VeggieTales), have launched Shining Isle Productions to develop film and television projects. Their first effort will be an animated short film based on Peterson's highly popular and award-winning Wingfeather Saga book series. A Kickstarter campaign launched March 1st to help create the project. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478789344/bring-the-wingfeather-saga-to-the-screen?ref=users... << Full Report >>
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Jordan Feliz to Release First Full Album "The River" on April 22nd

Chart topping newcomer, Jordan Feliz, is scheduled to release his first full album for Centricity Music, The River, on April 22nd. Once again teaming with Joshua Silverberg (Michael W. Smith, Newsboys) and Colby Wedgeworth (Lincoln Brewster) as producers, Feliz delivers seven new songs and the project also features four songs from Feliz's debut EP, Beloved. This includes "The River" that remained No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 10 weeks, No. 1 on the Hot AC/CHR Chart for seven weeks, AC Indicator Chart for six weeks, and AC Monitored Chart for one week. At the same time, Feliz has garnered four million video views with his performance/lyric videos for the song... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, March 1, 2016*


Phil Wickham Phil Wickham's Anticipated "Children Of God" To Debut April 22

Phil Wickham's highly anticipated new full length album Children Of God will debut on April 22, 2016. Marking his first LP in three years, Children Of God comes on the heels of the impactful single "This Is Amazing Grace," which was certified RIAA Gold and named BMI's Christian Song of the Year as it topped radio charts. This powerful anthem was recently recognized as the most-sung worship song in the North American church by Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI). Children Of God is filled with songs sure to follow in those footsteps and become new worship favorites. Heralded by the single "Your Love Awakens Me," the pre-order of the new album is available now on PhilWickham.com and on iTunes and Amazon Music March 11th... << Full Report >>
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Humble Beast Announces Two New Partnerships With Fair Trade and Current Talent Agency

Humble Beast, a label out of the Northwest that is a family of creative, pastors, writers, theologians and musicians, announces two new partnerships with the goal to expand their reach with a distribution arrangement with Fair Trade Services and booking for the entire roster by Current Talent Agency. Humble Beast is home to introspective artist Propaganda, the creative Beautiful Eulogy, writer and artist Jackie Hill-Perry, and JGivens... << Full Report >>
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SCC Steven Curtis Chapman's WORSHIP AND BELIEVE Releases This Friday, March 4

Multi-platinum selling and five-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is gearing up to release his 23rd career studio album, Worship And Believe, this Friday, March 4 (Essential Worship). Co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan, Worship And Believe is Chapman's first worship record in his three decade-long career. Featuring 16 tracks with co-writes from artists such as Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Rend Collective, the critics have already praised Worship And Believe from this iconic artist as... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 29, 2016*


Matthew West The Bible Tour 2016 Kicks Off April 6 In California

The Bible Tour returns in 2016 with an all-new lineup that includes Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets, Aaron Shust, Love & The Outcome and Blanca. The 19-date tour, now in its third year, is a partnership between 25 Entertainment, K-LOVE Radio, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and LightWorkers Media, the producers behind History Channel's epic "The Bible" television miniseries watched by over 100 million. The show features your favorite artists bringing the Bible to life through live performances of today's biggest songs paired with stunning visuals in a... << Full Report >>
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Tickets for The Classic Crime's "Albatross" Ten Year Anniversary Tour Go On Sale

If you're lucky, your band has an explosive first release, an album that every fan can trace to the start of a lifelong obsession. The Classic Crime will be traversing their roots this Spring to say thank you to all the fans who made Albatross the giant slice of nostalgia it has become. Returning as a five-piece for the first time in five years, the Seattle act will be offering special VIP packages in addition to showcasing the record front-to-back, which includes songs the band hasn't played live in almost a decade... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 26, 2016*


The Rocket Summer New The Rocket Summer Album Out Friday, February 26th through Aviate Records

"Without a doubt, this is the most ambitious record I've ever done," explains Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER to Entertainment Weekly, who premieres the full album stream to his highly-anticipated and universally-acclaimed sixth studio album Zoetic. "There wasn't much thought of, 'Is this a Rocket Summer album?' when I was making it. I pushed myself to do something I never would have done in the past... << Full Report >>
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Michael W. Smith "The Passion: New Orleans" Soundtrack Debuts March 18

On March 18, Deep Well Records/Virgin Records will release The Passion: New Orleans, the soundtrack for FOX's two-hour inspirational television music event airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The soundtrack features cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (Peter), Seal (Pontius Pilate)and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, mother of Jesus),plus special guests Yolanda Adams, Shane Harper (disciple) and Michael W. Smith (disciple)... << Full Report >>
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Austin & Lindsey Adamec Offer Easter Anthems “It Is Finished,” “Infinite Grace”

Worship leader, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Austin Adamec and acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and former 1 Girl Nation member Lindsey Adamec release their self-titled debut EP from Radiate Music March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. Available for pre-order now on iTunes, Austin & Lindsey Adamec features the first radio single "Walk on Waves," which goes to radio March 14, as well as the Easter-like declarations "Infinite Grace" and "It Is Finished," each pointing the way to the bigger picture in God's plan... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 25, 2016*


Citizen Way Announces Sophomore Album 2.0, Set To Release March 11

Citizen Way has announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album 2.0, available March 11. Fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the group since their 2013 debut, Love Is The Evidence, which produced radio hits such as "How Sweet The Sound," "Should've Been Me," "Nothing Ever" and "Evidence." Tireless road warriors, Citizen Way has toured with MercyMe, Big Daddy Weave and Sanctus Real among others. 2.0 is the byproduct of the change, growth and transitions the band has since experienced... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 24, 2016*


Kutless Kutless Announces "The Bring It On Tour" With 7eventh Time Down

Kutless announces their spring tour "The Bring It On Tour" featuring BEC Recordings' labelmates 7eventh Time Down and special guests Meredith Kinleigh and Natasha Owens. The multi-city tour will kick off on March 3 in Husdon, FL and conclude on April 3 in Branson, MO. See the complete list of dates below for this East Coast and Midwest tour. Kutless recently released their album, Surrender, on November 13. The first single "Bring It On" has been impacting the radio charts and is continuing to be successful... << Full Report >>
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Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Releases Music Video For "Good Good Father"

The official music video for GRAMMY® Award Winner Chris Tomlin's hit single "Good Good Father" debuted last week, following the massive success of the single after its October release. The video features Pat Barrett of Housefires, who wrote the beloved song along with Tony Brown. Tomlin's "Good Good Father" instantly shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart, and it hasn't lost momentum since. The single has spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Digital Songs... << Full Report >>
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GMA Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE 2016 Confirm This Year's Mentors

The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce its first round of artists and industry leaders for IMMERSE 2016. Joining this year is Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, Lauren Daigle, Dove Awards Producer and Songwriter of the Year, Seth Mosley and Artist & Dove Awards Winning Producer, VaShawn Mitchell. The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Illect Recordings Signs Producer J. Rhodan

Illect Recordings is proud to announce the addition of Philadelphia based producer J. Rhodan to the labels roster. J. Rhodan joins a team that includes Ozay Moore, Sivion, Sintax the Terrific, Sareem Poems, Scribbling Idiots, Wes Pendleton, among others... << Full Report >>
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Grace Chapel Worship to Record New Live Worship Album

Grace Chapel Worship, a community of gifted artists who love to worship God and love serving the church, will be recording a new, live worship album this week, and the public is invited to participate in the event. The live recording event for the group's upcoming CD, appropriately entitled So Loved, is set for Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at Grace Chapel in Franklin, Tennessee, situated in the rolling hills south of Nashville... << Full Report >>
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New Single from 7 Time Grammy Nominee Kelly Price Out Now

Seven-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and songwriter Kelly Price makes a declarative statement with the release of her new single "Everytime (Grateful)," which is available now via all digital retailers, and just released to radio. Driven by her beloved voice, Price penned the song, with co-writers Troy Taylor, Johnta Austin, and James Foye III... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 23, 2016*


Lauren Daigle Deluxe Edition of Lauren Daigle's "How Can It Be" To Release May 6

Centricity Music will be releasing the Deluxe Edition of Lauren Daigle's debut album titled HOW CAN IT BE DELUXE EDITION on May 6. She will also embark on the Hillsong UNITED Empires tour beginning April 28 in Baltimore Maryland. Lauren, who has reigned the top of the charts since HOW CAN IT BE was originally released last year, received her first GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album" at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards. HOW CAN IT BE debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200, and going into the GRAMMYs last week, the album went #1 for the fourth time in six weeks on Billboard's Top Christian Chart (five weeks at #1 overall)... << Full Report >>
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Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Honors South Carolina Policeman For Honorable Service To Area Homeless Man

Fervent Records recording artist Sidewalk Prophets honored Greenville County (South Carolina) deputy Matt Holman this past Friday, February 12, 2016, with a surprise acoustic concert at the Sheriff's office in Greenville, South Carolina. Holman's family, friends, and colleagues gathered for the special event honoring the deputy for his honorable service and compassion to an area homeless man, Robert Morris, following a flood. The act of Holman giving the homeless man his personal Bible had a profound impact on Morris, who passed away nearly one year ago. Sidewalk Prophet's hit song, "Save My Life," served as an... << Full Report >>
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Inspirational Book COME TO THE GARDEN Debuts on the TODAY Show Tues. Feb. 23

Texas homemaker-turned-lay minister and author, Jennifer Wilder Morgan, acknowledges how sharing divine encounters can draw people closer to God in her debut release, COME TO THE GARDEN. The inspirational book hits shelves nationwide, today, Feb. 23, 2016 through Howard Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) along with an Audible version narrated by Today Show Host and Emmy Award-winner, Kathie Lee Gifford and produced by Eakin Films & Publishing... << Full Report >>
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John Schlitt Petra Vocalist John Schlitt Joins Forces with Whiteheart Founder for The Union of Sinners and Saints

Few artists have been more influential in defining contemporary Christian rock 'n' roll than Petra and Whiteheart, so fans of the genre will likely jump out of their skins when they hear that John Schlitt, lead singer of Petra, and Billy Smiley, guitarist, singer, and founding member of Whiteheart, have teamed up for a new album for 2016. The newly christened band, The Union of Sinners and Saints... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 22, 2016*


Third Day and Steven Curtis Chapman Announce Tour

Multi platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and THIRD DAY are set to share the stage this spring. Announced by Awakening Events and presented by Food For The Hungry, the 15-date tour will kick off in Little Rock, AR on April 14 and conclude in Cincinnati, OH on May 7. This unique tour will be the first time THIRD DAY and Chapman will share the stage together as one group, performing each other's hits and making it an unforgettable night of music... << Full Report >>
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Food for the Hungry Announces Talent-Packed 2016 Nationwide Tour Partnerships

The international relief and development organization Food for the Hungry will partner with TobyMac ("HITS DEEP TOUR"), Lecrae ("Higher Learning Tour"), Matt and Lauren Chandler ("Mingling of Souls Simulcast") and multiple Third Day ("The Lead Us Back Tour" and "SCC3D Tour") on their upcoming 2016 tours to support the cause of ending all forms of human poverty. By collaborating on the tours, Food for the Hungry will have the opportunity to share their mission to thousands, making an impact in the lives of many... << Full Report >>
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Rend Collective Prepares To Kick Off As Family We Go Headlining Tour

For Irish worship band Rend Collective, As Family We Go is more of a mantra than an album title as the five-piece group gears up to hit the road for their 48-city As Family We Go Headlining Tour. With spouses and children along for the journey, the close-knit band will kick off the tour February 25 in Eugene, OR. with dates across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland... << Full Report >>
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Charles Billingsley To Release "Right Here" March 4

Right Here, the highly anticipated StowTown Records debut from acclaimed vocalist Charles Billingsley, is slated to release March 4. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winners Seth Mosley (TobyMac, Newsboys) and Mike "X" O'Connor (for KING & COUNTRY, Matthew West), and Dove Award-winner Keith Everette Smith (Karyn Williams), the project boasts contributions from such top songwriters as Matt Hammitt, Michael Farren, Mia Fieldes, Travis Ryan, David Leonard and Krissy Nordhoff, among others... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 19, 2016*


toby TobyMac's "HITS DEEP TOUR" Kicks Off This Weekend

This weekend marks the first stops of TobyMac's multi-artist, talent-packed "HITS DEEP TOUR," presented by K-LOVE/AIR 1 and Food for the Hungry. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs. Kicking off in Baton Rouge, La., the "HITS DEEP TOUR" will run through April 10, ending in Moline, Ill. For tickets and the most up to date tour information... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases First Radio Single From EXHALE, “Running With Giants”

One of today's best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), has widely increased its boundaries since going independent in 2012. With over 400 million YouTube views in the last year alone, the band has also logged over 350,000 albums and one million singles sold along with 54 million streams in the last four years. The band has also impacted Active Rock radio with six hits to their credit since 2012, and has nine hits overall... << Full Report >>
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Veridia Veridia Lands Second Career Number One At Radio With "Pretty Lies"

Alt-Rock band VERIDIA has reached the No. 1 spot with its current single, "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)," reaching the pinnacle of MediaBase's CCM Rock chart. The song follows the group's multi-week No. 1 hit, "We Are The Brave," to sustain VERIDIA's bold arrival to the music landscape with its second number one radio single. "Pretty Lies (feat. Matty Mullins)" is from VERIDIA's second EP, September 2015's Pretty Lies EP... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 18, 2016*


Demon Hunter Solid State Announces Demon Hunter "The Triptych" Vinyl Special Pressing

Demon Hunter's The Triptych was released in October 2005 and has since been lauded as one of the band's crowning achievements. To celebrate the album's 10-year anniversary, Solid State Records have pressed three incredible Double Vinyl color choices: Oxblood, Mustard, and Black/Aqua Blue! Each color is limited to 500 copies and features its own unique album art. Be sure to head to the Solid State Online Store to claim your copy before they're gone... << Full Report >>
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Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Announces "Miracle In Music City," The Third "Glimmer Girls" Book

Written by Natalie Grant and informed by her three daughters -- Bella, Gracie (twins, 9) and Sadie (5) -- the multi-Grammy nominated singer released the first two titles of her 'Glimmer Girls' series -- "London Art Chase" and "A Dolphin Wish" -- in February. "Miracle in Music City" is the third book in the four-book series, and will be available nationwide Aug. 2, 2016. Known for her music, this is Grant's first series for kids. Like the first two books, the third title will follow Mia, Maddie and LuLu Glimmer, three spunky, smart and unique sisters, on amazing family adventures around the globe... << Full Report >>
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Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews Soars Into Release Week with New Album DEEPER Feb. 19

Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews is releasing her new album, Deeper, available everywhere tomorrow, February 19. This multi-Dove Award winning artist releases her fourth album as she continues to utilize her musical artistry to share about God's never-ending love for each of us. As she prepares for her release, Andrews has been sharing from this impactful new project that showcases her personal and honest lyrics... << Full Report >>
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GMA GMA Foundation Announces Hall of Fame Inductees & Honorees

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announces today its inductees and honorees for the annual GMA Honors Celebration set for Tuesday, May 10 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. Inductees include Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff. The event also honors individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year's honorees include Catherine Brewton for Hope for Harvest, Jars of Clay for Blood: Water Mission, Michael W. Smith for Rocketown and Gospel Music Trust Fund. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For ticket and table sponsor information, please visit www.gmahonors.org... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 17, 2016*


Decyfer Down Decyfer Down To Release "The Other Side of Darkness" April 1

Following Grammy and Dove Award nominations, a trio of best-selling major label albums and seven chart-topping singles alongside viral videos, Decyfer Down returns with the April 1 release of The Other Side Of Darkness through The Fuel Music. After more than a two-year hiatus from recording and touring, the band, collectively Brandon Mills and Chris Clonts (guitars), TJ Harris... << Full Report >>
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Mocha Club Launches MyExtraDay.com

Mocha Club announced today the launch of MyExtraDay.com. Taking advantage of 2016 being a leap year, MyExtraDay is focused on making February 29 more than simply an ordinary Monday. Individuals are being encouraged to do something good for others in a format similar to "pay it forward". The new website will be used to collectively share the experiences as social media users can use the hashtag #ExtraDay2Give to share their stories and also encourage others to join in the day of giving... << Full Report >>
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Love and the Outcome Love & The Outcome Welcome New Member

Love & The Outcome's Jodi and Chris Rademaker have welcomed a new little member into their family with the birth of Milo this past weekend! Chris announced today, "Love & The Outcome is now a Power Trio!! Jodi and I are so excited to introduce you to Milo Wolf Rademaker, the newest member of Love & The Outcome. Milo hit the stage at 1:00am on Saturday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong YouTube Spaces Livestream Planned For Hillsong Young & Free's Newest Album

Hillsong Young & Free will be streaming the premiere of their newest album Youth Revival (Feb. 26) from the popular YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles on Feb. 23. Listeners from around the globe will be able to tune in at 4 pm P.S.T. to hear the newest songs from the Australia-based band, three days before the global release of their new record. Fans can pre-order Youth Revival now (click here) and receive "Real Love" and "Where You Are" instantly... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 16, 2016*


toby TobyMac Honored With Seventh Career GRAMMY® Award

Multi-platinum selling TobyMac was recognized with his seventh career GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for THIS IS NOT A TEST at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. THIS IS NOT TEST, his sixth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart, No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart and boasted the GRAMMY® nominated No. 1 radio hit “Feel It." Garnering critical acclaim and notable placement, THIS IS NOT A TEST received coverage from ESPN Music, FOX & Friends, HLN’s “Weekend Express,” ABC Radio, Billboard, FOX News, Patheos and more... << Full Report >>
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Josh Wilson Josh Wilson Releases His New Single "No More"

Capitol CMG's Josh Wilson has released his new single "No More" from his chart-topping album That Was Then, This Is Now. In August 2015, Wilson celebrated his highest street week debut in his nine year career with his new record. The album landed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Christian albums chart and his first ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart... << Full Report >>
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Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Wins First Career GRAMMY For "Holy Spirit"

Francesca Battistelli has taken home her very first GRAMMY®Award for the song, "Holy Spirit" - in the category Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - from her 2014 album If We're Honest, an album that has garnered three total GRAMMY® nominations. Francesca has a total of four career GRAMMY® nominations. Battistelli, who is excitedly anticipating the birth of her third child, was unable to attend the 58thAnnual Grammy Awards, which were held Monday, February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles... << Full Report >>
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Israel Houghton Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin Take Home GRAMMY Awards

RCA Inspiration celebrates a stellar year in music, with multiple GRAMMY® award-winning superstars Kirk Franklin and Israel Houghton dominating two gospel categories at last night's 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records), wins the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song for his hit single "Wanna Be Happy?" and Israel Houghton & NewBreed (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration) win in the category of Best Gospel Album with COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA (LIVE)... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 15, 2016*


Canon's "Take It All Away" Details His Struggle With Depression

Reflection Music Group has released Canon's new song "Take It All Away" in which he details his bout of depression that he struggled with after a life-threatening injury in late 2014. The track is produced by Canon... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 12, 2016*


Crowder Crowder's Neon Porch Extravaganza Live Concert To Air On AXS TV Sunday, February 14

A day before Crowder is set to attend the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards as a nominee, AXS TV will air Crowder's Neon Porch Extravaganza Live Concert. Viewers can tune in on Sunday night, February 14, 2016, at 11 pm PST to see the GRAMMY® nominee perform songs from his critically acclaimed Neon Steeple in front a lively, hometown Atlanta crowd. Broadcast in over 35 million homes, click here to find your local station... << Full Report >>
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Colony House Release Surprise Remix EP "The Younger EP"

Nashville Tennessee's Colony House has announced the surprise release of a three-song EP entitled The Younger EP which will feature alternate versions of the singles "Silhouettes" and "Second Guessing Games" from 2014's debut album When I Was Younger (Descendant Records). The band posted a statement along with the EP's cover art on social media today saying... << Full Report >>
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Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Unveils Music Videos Utilizing Cutting Edge 360 Virtual Reality Technology

Giving viewers a literal 360 degree perspective, Hillsong UNITED has surprised fans with two 360 live performance videos for their newest radio single "Say The Word" and their well-known "Relentless (remix)." Ranging from views of stage front to the back of the arena, observers can use their smart phone, computer or other device to control the camera angle when viewing the filmed live performances thanks to the virtual reality technology. The "Relentless (remix)" video is available in full VR 3D at FaithVR.com with any viewer... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon HERSHEY'S KISSES Helps Colton Dixon Surprise Wife Annie For Valentines Day With UBER Serenade In Nashville

To celebrate their first Valentines Day as a married couple, Colton Dixon surprised his new wife Annie with an UBER Serenade and HERSHEY'S KISSES, delivered to their favorite Nashville coffee shop, Revelator Coffee. Dixon was the first to order the UBER Serenade, which is a live, in-person performance of a love song from a Nashville artist delivered to any location in minutes. Each serenade experience comes with a heart-shaped box of KISSES DELUXE chocolates... << Full Report >>
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TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Releases First Track From EXHALE, “Incomplete”

One of today's best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), is beginning to loudly "exhale" after "inhaling" for the last year-and-a-half with its second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 overall album, OXYGEN:INHALE. With TFK's EXHALE slated to release in May, the band unveils its debut track from the new album, "Incomplete," which went first to fans as a lyric video on Facebook and YouTube Feb. 1. Receiving over 100,000 views on YouTube in less than a week, "Incomplete" is available today (Feb. 12) from iTunes and Amazon.com... << Full Report >>
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Lacey Sturm Releases "Life Screams" Today, Dazzles Critics

Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated frontwoman of Flyleaf (through 2012), Lacey Sturm, returns to music as a solo artist with the highly-anticipated release today (Feb. 12) of Life Screams on FOLLOWSPOT Records with The Fuel Music distribution. Available at iTunes, Amazon.com, Best Buy and everywhere great music is sold, the album is lauded by critics as radio pushes the lead single, "Impossible," into the Mediabase Active Rock chart top 30 and climbing this week... << Full Report >>
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Audrey Assad Audrey Assad’s Inheritance Releases Today!

Critically lauded singer, songwriter and author, Audrey Assad, internationally releases her highly-anticipated, five-star acclaimed album, Inheritance, today (Feb. 12) on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music. A collection of hymns and original songs that both pay homage to her childhood heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality, the album is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, Christianbook.com and physical retailers everywhere... << Full Report >>
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Chris August Word Entertainment's Chris August Marries

Surrounded by family and close friends, Fervent Records recording artist, Chris August married Katelin Cummings in a beautiful ceremony on the campus of The University of Charleston in West Virginia Saturday, February 6. Chris and Katelin were all smiles as they spoke their vows and committed themselves to a lifetime of marriage while overlooking the regal State Capital building. Chris took the opportunity to twice surprise Katelin on their special day... << Full Report >>
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Influence Music's Easter Worship EP, "Christ Redeemer," Releases Today

Influence Music launches several new songs from Rochester Christian Church and Red Rocks Church on the upcoming Easter worship EP Christ Redeemer. Free chord charts will be available from influencemusic.com for the entire collection. "Christ Redeemer," a mid-tempo modern hymn written to express the breadth of Jesus' life story, was written by worship leader/songwriter Nate Marialke. Nate serves as worship pastor at Rochester Christian Church, a Spirit-led ministry serving 600+ worshippers each weekend just outside of Detroit, Michigan... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 11, 2016*


Nine Lashes Nine Lashes Set To Release New Studio Album, "Ascend," March 11

BEC Recordings is excited to announce a brand new studio album from Nine Lashes, releasing March 11. Ascend is the follow-up album to their successful sophomore project From Water To War (Tooth & Nail), which released in 2014. This Alabama band worked with producers Aaron Sprinkle, Ian Eskelin and Barry Weeks to create the new uplifting record. "We intentionally focused on the lyrics to be uplifting and positive," describes guitarist Jonathan Jefferson. "Like all our other records we always want to point to the hope in Christ Jesus... << Full Report >>
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Dara Maclean August Rain in Fast Lane with New Single “Highway” Featuring Dara Maclean

August Rain is gearing up for the release of their new single, “Highway,” which has an impact date of February 17th. Produced by Jason Hoard (The Museum, Shane & Shane) at Black Cat Studios, the song notably features rich harmony vocals by Dara Maclean (appearing courtesy of Word Records). The radio campaign got off to an unexpected head start this month, with the rootsy new Christian music single taking the #1 spot on Play MPE’s Adult Contemporary Top 10 (Feb. 1, 2016) alongside highly anticipated major label singles from Zendaya, Seal, Ed Shereen and others... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 10, 2016*


Hollyn HOLLYN's Debut Radio Single Tops The Charts for 9 Weeks

Gotee Records' HOLLYN is continuing strong into the new year as her No. 1 single "Alone (feat. TRU)" spent nine weeks at the top of the Hot AC/CHR chart. The single made Christian radio chart history last year with with 95 percent of the Hot AC/CHR panel adding the single out of the box. The single is also currently charting at AC Monitored and Indicator charts in the Top 25 as well as on the National Christian Audience chart in the Top 15... << Full Report >>
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The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Garners Third JUNO Award Nomination

Birthed out of a church unity and urban missions movement in Hamilton, Ontario, The City Harmonic recently garnered its third JUNO Award nomination in a row, receiving a nod for "Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year" for their critically acclaimed project, WE ARE. Often compared to the GRAMMY Awards®, the JUNO Awards is Canada's premier awards show and the Canadian music industry's... << Full Report >>
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The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Announces The Zoetic Tour

As the heat begins to build for the release of its genre-busting new album ZOETIC on February 26, 2016, THE ROCKET SUMMER is adding more fuel to the blaze by announcing The Zoetic Tour. Kicking off in Houston, TX on March 11th and circling around the US, the band will be hitting over 30 markets including Nashville's Exit/in on March 18th, New York City's Marlin Room @ Webster Hall... << Full Report >>
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Sean C. Johnson Sean C. Johnson Releases "Home" Music Video

"Home" is the first piece of content Sean C. Johnson is releasing from his"Race the Sun" series. Johnson states, "The term 'Race the Sun' is an allegory that represents our life here on Earth. Essentially everyone is in a race against the sun. A race to accomplish our purpose before our sun sets. My purpose is to make God honoring music that edifies the body of Christ... << Full Report >>
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INOV8's Meredith Kinleigh Preps For Tours

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh is set to join Grammy and Dove Award winning vocalist Jason Crabb, multiple platinum-selling band Kutless and others on tour in the coming weeks. Kinleigh will be touring in support of her debut EP, "Beautiful Mess... << Full Report >>
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Mark Wagner To Release "Love and Be Loved" Friday

Singer/songwriter Mark Wagner is slated to bow Love & Be Loved, his STORYSONG Music solo debut, this Friday. Love & Be Loved also marks the label's first solo artist release following 2013's STORYSONG Volume 1 compilation, and 2015's multi-artist project, OrphanSong. As with previous projects, 100% of sales will benefit STORYSONG... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 9, 2016*


Erica Campbell Erica Campbell Reaches 1 Million Instagram Followers

Grammy winning recording artist and star of TV's hit show "Mary Mary," Erica Campbell celebrates a social media victory this week as the first Gospel artist to reach 1 million followers on Instagram! Leading the way in the gospel genre, Erica continues to... << Full Report >>
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Chonda Pierce Chonda Pierce Presents 'Stand Up for Families' Exclusive 3-Part Series on Dove Channel

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today a deal with Christian comedian, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families" which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm's DOVE CHANNEL in late March leading up to Easter... << Full Report >>
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Demetria Stallings' "Letters of The Heart" To Release on Valentine's Weekend

Demetria Stallings' debut EP, Letters Of The Heart, is fittingly releasing on Valentine's Day Weekend, and will be available on February 12, 2016. Letters Of The Heart, was produced by GRAMMY Nominated producer Mark Carman and is being released by Mansion Entertainment through Sony RED. The album includes... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 8, 2016*


Newsboys Newsboys To Release "Love Riot" March 4

Love Riot, the highly anticipated new studio recording from Platinum®-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys, is set to bow March 4, with digital pre-orders available now at iTunes and Amazon Music. The band's FairTrade Services debut, Love Riot was produced by Mark Needham, whose mixing credits include... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, February 5, 2016*


Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Announces 'I Will Follow' Tour With Mandisa

Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Jeremy Camp embarks on his I Will Follow Tour with Mandisa this spring making stops in multiple cities sharing music from his latest project of the same name, 'I Will Follow.' The tour also features special guest Finding Favour. Tickets for the I Will Follow Tour go on sale Friday, February 12, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Nine Lashes, Random Hero, and Ilia Announce Summer Tour

Nine Lashes, Random Hero, and Ilia are excited to announce their 2016 Summer Tour together! The Summer Tour will cover a 50-day period from Mid-June through Mid-August and will anchor at some of the Nation's largest Christian Music Festivals. Other tour stops will include local churches, venues, smaller festivals, and private events... << Full Report >>
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Radiate Music Releases Austin & Lindsey Adamec March 25

Worship leader, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Austin Adamec and acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and former 1 Girl Nation member Lindsey Adamec release their self-titled debut EP from Radiate Music March 25 with The Fuel Music distribution. The worship songs featured on Austin & Lindsey Adamec (www.austinandlindseyadamec.com) are anthems telling the story of personal and spiritual victory, all celebrating the presence of God... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, February 4, 2016*


Natalie Grant Natalie Grant Launches "Glimmer Girls" Series in Partnership with Zondervan's Faithgirlz Brand

GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Natalie Grant celebrated the release of her first "tween" book series 'Glimmer Girls' (in partnership with Zondervan's Faithgirlz brand) this week. With two of the four titles: "London Art Chase" and "A Dolphin Wish" debuting Feb. 2, the official Faithgirlz spokesperson read from her new books and offered inspiration and fun to a room full of tween girls and their moms during a launch party in Nashville... << Full Report >>
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Covenant Worship Encourages Listeners to Take Heart With New Album

Integrity Music announces the February 26 global release of Take Heart, a new live album from Covenant Worship, the music ministry of the Dallas area based multi-cultural and multi-generational Covenant Church. Inspired by Jesus' words in John 16:33 ("...In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."), Take Heart is available as both a 14-track physical album and a 16-track digital album, as well as a physical songbook and a CD-ROM digital songbook... << Full Report >>
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Facedown Fest 2016 Details Announced

Facedown Records are super excited to announce that the 2016 Facedown Fest will showcase Impending Doom's first live show in 3 years! We also have the exclusive West Coast Seventh Star reunion show as well as For All Eternity's first US show... << Full Report >>
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Avery Road Releases New Video with Pro-Life Message

Virginia-based Christian duo Avery Road has released a music video to accompany the band's single titled "She Knows," a song featuring a pro-life message. The video is available on Vimeo and YouTube. Concurrently, the band also has launched a GoFundMe page to raise support for promotion costs for the video and singles, as well as costs to record a new CD... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, February 3, 2016*


Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Brings EMPIRES Tour To The United States

After recent stops in India, Singapore and Indonesia, Billboard Music Award winners Hillsong UNITED will bring their highly acclaimed EMPIRES tour to the United States, featuring special guests Rend Collective. In their first touring return to North America since 2013, EMPIRES tour will kick off February 11 in Sunrise, Fla. and end with two dates in Honolulu, Hawaii... << Full Report >>
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John Tibbs To Celebrate "Dead Man Walking" With Live Facebook Event Tomorrow

In celebration of this week's release of his FairTrade Services full-length debut, Dead Man Walking, singer/songwriter John Tibbs will present a live concert tomorrow, February 4, at 7:00 pm CT on Facebook. Fans can submit questions in advance for Tibbs to answer during the event, while autographed copies of Dead Man Walking will be available for $5 that night... << Full Report >>
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Natasha Owens to Join Jason Crabb and Kutless on Upcoming Tours

Natasha Owens will be joining two high-profile artists on their upcoming tours this year. Owens will join 2016 Grammy Awards nominee Jason Crabb in February, along with Meredith Kinleigh, and the following month Owens will be featured on the Kutless Bring It On Tour with 7eventh Time Down and Kinleigh. Both tours will take Owens to the Southeast and Northeast where fans will be treated to music from her current EP, No One But You... << Full Report >>
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Book About Rock Band One Bad Pig Releases

One Bad Pig Forever, the long overdue book by author, Carl Phelan, released on February 1st, 2016. This book is a compelling story of the Christian Hard Rock, Punk, Thrash, Metal Band ONE BIG PIG that got its start on Labor Day, September 2nd, 1985. This is a complete history of the band from their very first concert until the present time... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, February 2, 2016*


Hope For The Dying To Release "Legacy" March 4

Hope for the Dying are back with their fourth studio album "Legacy," releasing March 4. Drawing from the deep pool of brilliance, the tech-metal foursome solidifies their place at the top of the genre with this new full length. Hope for the Dying have perfected their craft, melding the modern and vintage sounds of American and European metal into 10 tracks of technical symphonic genius... << Full Report >>
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Full Circle Music Launches Podcast Featuring Top Industry Influencers

Focusing on the experiences, knowledge, skills and advice of the best in music, Full Circle Music has launched a weekly podcast, The Full Circle Music Show, giving veterans a chance to share what they have learned in the industry. Episodes of the Full Circle Music Show are available on iTunes and FullCircleMusic.org... << Full Report >>
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Syntax Creative Partners With Christian Music Giant Daywind Records

Syntax Creative
Syntax Creative is thrilled to partner with the legendary Daywind Records, whose artists have garnered many Grammy, Dove and Singing News Award nominations and awards since its beginnings nearly 30 years ago. Daywind, based near Nashville, Tenn., is joining Syntax to take advantage of its greater focus and strategic tools to make products more visible in the digital marketplace... << Full Report >>
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Media Welcome Stars Go Dim's "Beautiful" Self-Titled Debut Album

Stars Go Dim is breaking into the Christian music world with their debut self-titled album, and critics and fans alike are welcoming the band with open arms. After debuting digitally in October, along with an exclusive physical release through Lifeway Christian Stores, Stars Go Dim hit physical outlets worldwide this past Friday... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, February 1, 2016*


Skillet Skillet's Hit Single "Monster" Receives RIAA 2x Platinum Certification

Upon RIAA 2x platinum certification and accumulating over 2.6 million in sales and streams, multi-platinum rock band Skillet's hit single "Monster" continues to live up to its name, now recognized as the biggest digital single in Christian music history. Even six years after its release, the song continues to dominate, touted by Billboard at the close of 2015 as both the No. 1 Christian, and No. 8 Rock streaming song of the year. The band was also recognized as the No. 1 Christian and No. 9 Rock streaming artist of 2015 on Billboard's year-end charts... << Full Report >>
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Passion Critics Say Passion Has "Never Sounded Better" With Latest Release "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising"

Fans are finally able to get their hands on copies of Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising, now available in physical format after releasing digitally earlier this month. The album debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart, No. 6 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart and made its seventh No. 1 debut on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill... << Full Report >>
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Urban Rescue's "Wild Heart" EP Debuts With Rend Family Records

Urban Rescue, an LA-based revival band, has released Wild Heart EP, their first official release with Rend Family Records - a partnership between Irish worship band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group... << Full Report >>
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Audio Adrenaline Heads Out On Rock & Worship Roadshow

"Sound of the Saints," the latest single from GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline, officially released to Christian radio formats last month on the heels of multiple early adds from key stations around the country. An enhanced arrangement of the title-cut from the band's best-selling 2015 project, the single features the His Little Feet International Children's Choir and is now available with the album at digital retail... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 29, 2016*


Andy Mineo Rapper Andy Mineo Announces 2016 Uncomfortable Tour Dates

After a record-shattering run of shows on his fall UNCOMFORTABLE TOUR with packed out houses coast to coast, Billboard chart-topping rapper, ANDY MINEO, has added more spring Uncomfortable Tour dates. The sophomore leg of the tour, sponsored by World Vision, kicks off on March 31 in Pittsburgh. Andy Mineo's devoted following is gearing up for the new run of dates, and with the endorsement of music heavy-hitters such as Grammy-Award winning artist, Lecrae, MTV journalist and music expert, Rob... << Full Report >>
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Tamela Mann Tamela Mann Releases New Single "One Way" To Gospel Radio

Platinum-Selling Artist and Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann releases her highly-anticipated new single, "One Way," to Gospel radio February 1 following her debut performance of the song on BET's top-rated Celebration of Gospel airing Sunday, January 31, 2016. "One Way" marks the first Gospel radio single release following Tamela's three trailblazing consecutive No. 1 hits and is the title-track on her forthcoming 2016 album, One Way. The single "One Way" is now available on iTunes and other online stores... << Full Report >>
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Christon Gray To Release "The Glory Album" March 11

Announced yesterday via Instagram, Christon Gray is set to release his debut album on Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA label. THE GLORY ALBUM marks the incredible writer, singer, rapper, and producer's sophomore solo album and is scheduled for release on March 11, 2016. Pre-order THE GLORY ALBUM today and instantly receive the first single from the project, "Open Door (See You Later)" and "Conner McDees... << Full Report >>
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Fellowship Creative's New Album "Eclipsed" Releases Today

Fellowship Creative is a movement of artists emerging from and revolving around Fellowship Church (Grapevine, TX.), and they make music because they believe it reaches people in a way nothing else can. Their aim is to spread hope with their latest release Eclipsed. Available today, the album helps tell the story of what God has done and is doing in the lives of people at Fellowship Church... << Full Report >>
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"WOW GOSPEL" Returns For The 19th Year Today

Today, WOW GOSPEL delivers another must-have collection with the new double CD and DVD release of WOW GOSPEL 2016, available digitally and in stores everywhere. An acclaimed series that has been a vital cornerstone among music lovers for almost 20 years, this year’s diverse collection on WOW GOSPEL 2016 showcases the legendary artists and newcomers on the top gospel tracks of 2015... << Full Report >>
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Zealand Worship Shares Organic Collection of Songs with Release of EP

Zealand Worship, led by long-time Newsboys bassist and vocalist Phil Joel, has unveiled new music with Word Worship, a division of Word Entertainment, bearing the name Zealand Worship The EP. Among the songs featured on the EP is "Good Good Father," making it the first major label release of the now popular song. After Joel's departure from 13 years with the multi-platinum selling Newsboys, ministry opportunities began to emerge throughout the United States, New Zealand, Australia and China... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 27, 2016*


Lecrae Lecrae's "Church Clothes 3" Debuts As #1 Rap/Hip Hop Album On Billboard Chart

At midnight, Jan. 15th, chart-topping hip-hop artist Lecrae released a surprise mixtape, Church Clothes 3, the third installment to his critically acclaimed mixtape series Church Clothes. He released the mixtape filled with the first new material since his Grammy-award winning album Anomaly to a fan-frenzy that can only be accurately described as pandemonium... << Full Report >>
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Deitrick Haddon Releases New Music Video For "Be Like Jesus"

3-time GRAMMY® nominated, multiple Dove and Stellar Award-winning recording artist and TV personality Deitrick Haddon releases a new music video for the single "Be Like Jesus" and lights up television screens this week with national appearances on BET's "Celebration of Gospel," "Lift Every "Voice" and the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards. Debuting the "Be Like Jesus" music video with Interactive One, the songwriter/producer pens... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group NewSpring's Forthcoming Album "Difference Maker" To Release February 5

DREAM Worship is honored to partner with NewSpring and the entire team of NewSpring Church, with Pastor Perry Noble for their brand new EP Difference Maker. NewSpring is the worship ministry of NewSpring Church, a growing, vibrant church with multiple locations all over the state of South Carolina. NewSpring exists to reach people far from God and teach them to... << Full Report >>
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Author's Struggle With Epilepsy Inspires New Book "Pause With Jesus"

Pause with Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life is the latest non-fiction book by veteran author Chris Maxwell, whose prolific 19-year ministry as a pastor was unexpectedly interrupted by a life-threatening battle with encephalitis. The illness left Maxwell to suffer with the long-term effects of epilepsy, which today God uses in his writing as a healing balm to bring hope to hurting people... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 26, 2016*


Winter Jam 2015 "This Is Winter Jam" Brings Tour Experience To Cinema For One Night Only

This spring, moviegoers will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest annual Christian concert tour with "This Is Winter Jam," in theaters Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Presented by Fathom Events and WORD Entertainment, this one-night event captures the life-transforming ministry of the blockbuster tour as never seen before. "This Is Winter Jam" showcases unforgettable performances from Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, for KING & COUNTRY... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture Jesus Culture's New Album "Let It Echo" Debuts Top 20 on Billboard Albums Chart

Jesus Culture's newest release, Let It Echo, is a Top 20 album on Billboard charts debuting at No. 16 on the Top Albums, No. 12 on the Digital Albums and No. 2 on the Christian Albums charts along with No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This is the group's first release in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group and their ninth live album release. Let It Echo captures the heart of the community of the one-year-old church in Sacramento... << Full Report >>
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One Bad Pig Announces Reunion And First New Album In 25 Years!

Today, original One Bad Pig member Paul Q-Pek wrote in to announce the return of One Bad Pig with the promise of new music. Paul wrote on Facebook recently, "Please pray for the band. This is a big year for us as we reunite to celebrate more than 30 years! We are playing in early July at the AudioFeed Festival in Illinois and hope to be doing some local TX dates as well. We are considering doing a Kickstarter campaign for a new album... << Full Report >>
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Consumed By Fire Readies Debut Album "Giving Over" For March 25

As a follow up to their celebrated EP Lean On Me, released last year, rising artist Consumed By Fire is excited to reveal its debut full-length album with Inpop Records titled Giving Over on March 25. Music listeners are being introduced to the Ward brothers, Caleb (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Josh (Guitar, Harmony Vocals) and Jordan (Drums, Harmony Vocals), through their rising hit single “Lean On Me... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 22, 2016*


Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Conference Set for August 4-6 in Los Angeles

Jesus Culture invites a generation of revivalists to gather this summer at the annual Jesus Culture Conference in Los Angeles at the Long Beach Terrace Theater August 4-6, 2016. The gathering will seek the Lord through passionate worship and preaching featuring speakers John Gray, Lisa Bevere, Banning Liebscher, Jeremy Johnson, and Nathan Edwardson. Worship music will be led by Jesus Culture Artists, Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, and Chris McClarney. Registration for the Jesus Culture Conference opens February 5, 2016... << Full Report >>
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Dream Label Group Life.Church Signs With DREAM Worship, Releases Debut Album, "Fully Devoted Live"

DREAM Worship is proud to announce that Life.Church Worship has signed with the label. Released today, the first release through this partnership is a nine-track album titled Fully Devoted Live. Started in 1996 in a two-car garage, Life.Church now meets in 24 locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, New York, Kansas, and New Mexico, and globally at Life.Church Online. Started by Pastor Craig Groeschel, Life.Church is passionate about leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ through worship... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 21, 2016*


Skillet Word Records Announces Fathom Events "This Is Winter Jam"

On Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm experience a once-in-a-lifetime big-screen spectacular at a movie theater near you. THIS IS WINTER JAM captures the life transforming ministry of Winter Jam, as you've never seen it before. From unforgettable live performances from Skillet, for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Family Force 5, Blanca, Veridia and more, to unprecedented backstage access, and never-before seen interviews from Winter Jam artist's past and present... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 20, 2016*


K-Love Elisabeth Hasselbeck And Matthew West To Host 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Live From Nashville

Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West are set to host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people, will once again bring the only fan-voted experience in the industry to Nashville, Tenn. June 3 - 5, 2016... << Full Report >>
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All Sons & Daughters Voice of the Martyrs Launch "i am n" Movement To Support Persecuted Christians

Thousands of Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists, and the atrocities committed by terrorists continue to make headlines across the globe. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), a nonprofit that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians, has launched the "i am n" movement that has already generated over $5 million in aid for Christians who have been displaced by the self-proclaimed Islamic State known as ISIS. Now, VOM is... << Full Report >>
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Matthew West Matthew West Shares Call To Action with "UNTOLD"

A letter from Matthew West: "For years I've been using my platform of music encouraging people to realize how each one of our lives is a story in the making, and how each of our stories can have a great impact on the world. Sadly, we live in a world where many stories are ended before they even have the chance to begin... << Full Report >>
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The City Church Opens Registration for The WKND Annual Youth Conference February 26-28

The City Church is gearing up for their highly anticipated The WKND annual youth conference kicking off Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28 in Seattle. The WKND is The City Church's annual youth gathering for students ages 12-21. The WKND is a three-day event of music and speakers from around the world sharing a message focused on the good news of Jesus while encouraging and uplifting students to live a life that is bigger than themselves... << Full Report >>
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Misty Edwards and Matt Gilman to Appear at Onething Orlando 2016 Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30

"Onething Orlando 2016", which attracts youth and young adults from across the Southeast is slated for Friday and Saturday, January 29 -30 for the ninth year at the Church in the Son in sunny Orlando, Florida. Popular Forerunner Music worship artist Misty Edwards (Fling Wide. Little Bird) will be... << Full Report >>
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Matt Price To Release "Dream" February 10

Pop artist, songwriter and producer Matt Price is slated to release his sophomore EP, Dream, February 10 across all digital platforms. Dream is currently available for pre-order at iTunes where fans can receive an instant download of new track "Fortress" with each purchase prior to release. Price will celebrate his new EP with... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Has Big First-Ever Week At Radio

Word Records recording artist We Are Messengers is coming out of the gates strong in its first-ever add week at radio, with 52 radio stations adding "Everything Comes Alive," the first single from the band's forthcoming self-titled album release (4/22/16). The track was the... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 19, 2016*


Devin Turner Addresses Abusive Relationships On "Butterfly"

Indie rapper Devin Turner is a budding artist who's willing to tackle serious subject matter that most other rappers skip. "Butterfly" is a narrative about a woman who has too often settled for mediocre and abusive relationships, but soon finds her reason for existence in a relationship with Jesus Christ... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 15, 2016*


Crowder GRAMMY® Acclaimed Crowder Debuts "Neon Steeple Extravaganza," Available Today

After a surprise digital EP release last fall, Crowder has debuted Neon Steeple Extravaganza, an expanded edition of his widely acclaimed Neon Steeple (2014) available in retail stores today. Included in the physical release are songs from his first solo debut as well as six new live songs from Neon Porch Extravaganza (2015). Bearing the name of Crowder's faithful touring sidekick, KennyRodgersTheArticFox.com transports listeners... << Full Report >>
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John Tibbs Comes Alive With "Dead Man Walking" Feb. 5

Dead Man Walking, the highly anticipated FairTrade Services full-length debut from singer/songwriter John Tibbs, is set to bow February 5th. On the heels of last fall's critically acclaimed Dead Man Walking EP, the album was produced by Ben Shive (Rend Collective, Colony House) and showcases 10 selections, eight of which were co-penned by Tibbs... << Full Report >>
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Lecrae Lecrae Surprises Fans with "Church Clothes 3" Today

Grammy award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae releases Church Clothes 3, the highly-anticipated third installment from his celebrated mixtape series. Starting today, Church Clothes 3 is available via Reach Records for digital purchase and streaming across all DSPs including iTunes. Fans can also purchase a copy at DTLR stores, the lifestyle retailer exclusively carrying the physical release... << Full Report >>
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K-LOVE/AIR1 And Food for the Hungry Will Present TobyMac's Hits Deep Tour 2016

Known for his dynamic live show, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac and K-LOVE/AIR1 will present the talent-packed, multi-artist "HITS DEEP TOUR," visiting over 25 markets in spring 2016. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs. Kicking off in Baton Rouge, La. on February 18, the "HITS DEEP TOUR" will run through April 10, ending in Moline, Ill. The tour’s theme and multi-artist package will undoubtedly make for some special moments on stage... << Full Report >>
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Jesus Culture's New Album "Let It Echo" is Available Now

Jesus Culture's new live album - Let It Echo - is available today. This is the first album recorded live at their church in Sacramento, CA. This is the group's ninth live album and first Jesus Culture release with their partnership with Captiol Christian Music Group. Click here to get Let It Echo at iTunes... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 14, 2016*


Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson's New Single "Diamonds" Gets Warm Welcome At Radio

Hawk Nelson is adding another successful single to their growing collection of radio favorites. The band dropped "Diamonds" last week and is already charting at No. 36 National Christian Audience, No. 26 AC Monitored, No. 25 AC Indicator, and No. 24 Hot AC. Forty-four stations are currently onboard, including SiriusXM, WAY FM, JoyFM St. Louis, KJNW Kansas City, KXOJ Tulsa, and WBSN New Orleans... << Full Report >>
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"WOW 20th Anniversary" Release Slated For March 18

Capitol Christian Music Group, Provident Label Group and Word Entertainment announce the March 18th release of the ultimate collection from the WOW Hits brand - WOW Hits 20th Anniversary. The two CD set will include 30 iconic songs from the most significant artists in Christian music. Artists featured on the collection are Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 13, 2016*


The Afters The Afters Celebrate "Live On Forever" Music Video Premiere With Fans Via Live Chat

The Afters blew fans away yesterday morning with the premiere of their highly-anticipated new music video for "Live On Forever." The band debuted the video for their latest single exclusively on their website and spent time hanging out with fans online in celebration. Produced by Nathan William, the visually stunning video captures the concept behind the single "Live On Forever... << Full Report >>
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Passion Debuts At No. 3 on Billboard Digital Albums Chart

Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising skyrocketed up the charts after its January 1 digital release, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart. The album also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart, making it the seventh Passion release to do so. Upon hitting iTunes, the album instantly shot to No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart, quickly making its way to the Top 3 albums overall, just behind Adele and Justin... << Full Report >>
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Sherrod White Announces "Frsh X Strt" EP for Release Jan. 29

Sherrod White announces release date and track list of new EP FRSH X STRT along with New Single "Made It" featuring Hillary Hand. Atlanta based hip-hop/alternative artist Sherrod White is set release his new EP, FRSH X STRT, on January 29th. Sherrod White explained the following about his new project, "With FRSH X STRT the goal is to introduce to those who are unfamiliar with me as well as re-introduce myself... << Full Report >>
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*Tuesday, January 12, 2016*


The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Reveals North American Tour for New Album ZOETIC

Hot on the heels of the announcement of its sixth album ZOETIC on February 26, 2016, THE ROCKET SUMMER has revealed a North American tour to support the release of that album. As announced this morning on Bandsintown and kicking off on March 11 in Houston, TX and circling the continent with NYC’s Webster Hall on March 26, the run of dates will last five weeks before returning the band back to Los Angeles’s Troubadour on April 12 (tour dates below). A limited number of VIP tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00am local time at http://www.therocketsummer.com/tour. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, January 15 at 9:00am local time... << Full Report >>
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UK Worship Leader Noel Robinson’s Live Album, "Outrageous Love," To Debut In North America Jan. 22

Integrity Music announces the North American release of Outrageous Love, the first live recording from UK-based worship leader Noel Robinson. Signed to Integrity last year, Robinson is a veteran musician known for his genre-bending, prophetic style of worship. Already a best-seller in stores throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, the 14-track Outrageous Love hits Christian retail stores in the U.S. and Canada on January 22. At that time, the project will also be available globally through any region served by iTunes and Amazon with an 18-track "Digital Deluxe" already available through iTunes in some regions... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 11, 2016*


Lecrae Grammy Award Winner Lecrae Announces 2016 Higher Learning College Tour

LECRAE is heading back to school in 2016. The two-time Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist, known for his music message frequently at odds with his hip-hop peers, has fans buzzing with excitement at the announcement that he'll be hitting the road on February 9, 2016 for his HIGHER LEARNING TOUR stopping at college campuses and in college towns across the country... << Full Report >>
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Ian Eskelin Discovers Musical Gem In Hyderabad, India, Signs Pearl City Worship To Radiate Music

Inpop Records kicks of the New Year with the release of God's Not Dead-The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys, a 12-track compilation project of the multi-award winning band's top-charting songs. Fans can access the album in stores and on digital platforms starting February 12... << Full Report >>
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Newsboys Inpop Records Kicks Off 2016 with the Release of "God's Not Dead: The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys"

Inpop Records kicks of the New Year with the release of God's Not Dead-The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys, a 12-track compilation project of the multi-award winning band's top-charting songs. Fans can access the album in stores and on digital platforms starting February 12... << Full Report >>
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Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Marries Annie Coggeshall In Nashville

Exclusively featured on PEOPLE.com, Colton Dixon married Annie Coggeshall in Nashville last Friday. The popular weekly will be the first to run additional photos of the wedding in their upcoming print issue, hitting newsstands this Friday. In attendance along with family and friends were fellow musicians TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Seth Morrison from Skillet and Michael Tait from Newsboys... << Full Report >>
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Worship Leader Shelly E. Johnson Releases New Single

Lifeway Worship's 2012 Songwriter of the Year and nationally known worship leader Shelly E. Johnson releases "Loved Me First" to Christian radio today. The song, the first off Johnson's upcoming EP, "Measureless," releasing January 22, is shipping to Christian INSPO, Soft AC and Christian AC radio stations... << Full Report >>
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*Friday, January 8, 2016*


Showbread "Showbread is Showdead," The Final Showbread Record Out Today

Today, rock band Showbread releases their final album, appropriately titled Showbread is Showdead. You can grab the album now on iTunes. "Hermann Hesse once wrote, 'Who would be born must first destroy a world.' The trajectory of punk rock listlessness tends toward a sad and mostly overlooked decrescendo; once provocative artists fail to... << Full Report >>
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Phil Wickham Phil Wickham Announces New Album "Children of God" for Release April 8

Today, worship leader Phil Wickham announced the title and shared the cover art and release date for his forthcoming new album, Children of God. Wickham wrote: "My friends, It's hard to put into words how excited I am to share this with you. This is the cover of my upcoming record "Children Of God". We officially began working on this record exactly one year ago today, and I am thrilled to announce that it will be released on April 8th... << Full Report >>
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Third Day Third Day's "Soul On Fire" Awarded Most Played Song of 2015 at Christian Radio

2015 was a great end-of-the-year wrap up for THIRD DAY. With the announcement of their GRAMMY® Award nomination for "Soul On Fire," it was also revealed that "Soul On Fire" was the most played song at Christian radio in 2015. The single was officially named the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year, according to Billboard's Christian Overall National Audience year-end chart. The editorial team at iTunes also selected "Soul On Fire" as one of the year's top tracks of 2015... << Full Report >>
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The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer Releases "ZOETIC" on February 26th

"I basically fell in love with music all over again, like I had when I was first learning to play," says Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER about his new album, ZOETIC which will be released on February 26, 2016 on Aviate Records. "My only mission was to be as creative as possible, and to push myself further than ever." The evolution of the indie pop band led by singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Avary has brought him to a creative crossroads that forced him to rethink... << Full Report >>
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We Are Messengers We Are Messengers To Release Self-Titled Debut April 22

Word Records recording artist We Are Messengers announce pre-sale ordering begins today for the band's self-titled, 14-song debut album releasing on April 22, 2016. All pre-order buyers will receive four song downloads from the album prior to the release date, one per month, between today and April 22. Pre-order the album We Are Messengers here. Releasing today is the poignant music video for the project's opening track and first single, "Everything Comes Alive." The music video can be viewed... << Full Report >>
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*Thursday, January 7, 2016*


Audrey Assad Audrey Assad Releases "Inheritance" February 12

Critically lauded singer, songwriter and musician, as well as author, speaker, producer and daughter of a Syrian refugee, Audrey Assad internationally releases her second independent album, Inheritance, Feb 12 on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution. A collection of hymns and original songs that both pay homage to her childhood heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality, the highly anticipated album has already been pre-ordered by thousands of fans... << Full Report >>
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Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews Announces February 19 Release of New Album "Deeper"

Multi-Dove award-winning recording artist and songwriter Meredith Andrews has revealed the cover and track listing to her upcoming studio album, titled Deeper. Produced by Jacob Sooter, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury and Seth Mosley, this is her fourth album with Word Worship and the follow up to 2013's Worth It All. Encompassing eleven studio recordings, Deeper is set to release February 19. A 14-song deluxe edition will release on the same day. A digital pre-order will be available for... << Full Report >>
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Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "Beautiful Offerings Tour" 2016 Launches

Top Christian music touring artist Big Daddy Weave announces the return of their tremendously successful concept event, the 60-city Beautiful Offerings Tour 2016, featuring special guest artists Plumb and Jordan Feliz. The coast-to-coast tour kicks off January 27 in Auburn, California and wraps May 22 in Ocala, Florida. See current tour dates below; additional dates are still being added... << Full Report >>
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*Wednesday, January 6, 2016*


Switchfoot SRCVinyl to Reissue Switchfoot's "Nothing Is Sound" on Vinyl

SRCVinyl is excited to announce the first release of 2016. To kick off the year, SRCVinyl will be reissuing Switchfoot's "Nothing is Sound" on limited edition vinyl! The album is set to release on March 8th with preorders going live today here: Switchfoot - Nothing is Sound 2XLP... << Full Report >>
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Erica Campbell eOne Music Garners 26 Stellar Awards Nominations

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) celebrates a chart-topping year in music, with 26 nominations in 19 categories for the upcoming 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Encompassing nominations for 10 artists, major Stellar Award nominations include the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, CD of the Year and many more. Delivering a range of hit projects from both newer artists and industry icons, with the powerful sounds of contemporary and traditional gospel to choir and hip-hop, the nominees are: Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark Sheard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, William McDowell... << Full Report >>
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RCA Inspiration Garners 18 Stellar Awards Nominations

RCA Inspiration celebrates an outstanding year in music at the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards with 18 nominations in 12 categories. With nine projects, multiple nominations are blanketed under Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Praise and Worship CD of the Year and more. The artists that have garnered these nominations are carving their own path in the music industry all the way from gospel to hip hop, with nominations for... << Full Report >>
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*Monday, January 4, 2016*


Passion "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising" Debuts At No. 1 On iTunes Christian Albums Chart

Several of the world's most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and reached the Top 5 overall after its January 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available January 29. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity, the worship anthems were introduced to more than 40,000 18-25 year olds at Passion 2016... << Full Report >>
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