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JFH Music News Archive

August, 2015

*Monday, August 31, 2015*

Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson To Release "Fresh Start" September 18

Fresh Start, the long-awaited Gotee Records debut from GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, will bow September 18. Highlighted by the multi-week #1, "Not Forgotten" (feat. TobyMac), Fresh Start is now available exclusively on TheOverflow, while iTunes pre-orders, with Instant-Grat tracks "Not Forgotten," "All Yours" and "Dare You To Trust My Love," have begun... << Full Report >>

*Friday, August 28, 2015*

Nichole Nordeman Releases New EP, "The Unmaking," Today!

Multiple Dove award winner and songwriter Nichole Nordeman releases her anticipated brand new EP, The Unmaking, today with Capitol CMG. This six-track project is Nordeman's first release since 2005's Brave (Sparrow Records). Each song found on The Unmaking was written with passion and hope during a challenging time for Nordeman. "Sometimes the hardest thing about being broken is standing still long enough to admit... << Full Report >>

The Wedding Offers Status Update On The Band

Rock band The Wedding released their latest studio album, ironically titled No Direction, through Tooth & Nail Records in 2012, however the band has been laying low now for roughly two years since the close of their last tour. Finally, this week, the band broke silence to explain what's up, not saying they have officially broken up, but basically stating that they're inactive until further notice... << Full Report >>

Joey the Jerk Releases "Don't Be Afraid (feat. Propaganda)" Single

Joey the Jerk is back this week with his 2nd single "Don't Be Afraid", & this time he brings out the heavy artillery as he features long-time friend & collaborator, Propaganda. The song is a hard-hitting banger, with an even stronger message of an unashamed faith in the face of non-believers & naysayers. On the making of the song, Joey says, "I had a whole bunch of beats that I sent Propaganda, and this is the one that he liked the best and resonated with. The original concept was t... << Full Report >>

Kirk Franklin Returns With New Single, "Wanna Be Happy?"

It's been four years since GRAMMY® winning recording artist, songwriter and super producer, Kirk Franklin, released his own music and now he's back with a new single and question, "Wanna Be Happy?" The heartfelt new offering was released today on all digital music providers and made its radio debut on the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. "Wanna Be Happy?" is the first single from Franklin's forthcoming eleventh album scheduled to be released in November on Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records... << Full Report >>

Manafest To Release Album "Reborn" October 2

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest returns to his indie roots with Reborn, releasing Oct. 2 through The Fuel Music. With tracks that mirror the hunger and predominant hip-hop flavors accompanying this versatile artist's self-released debut a dozen years ago, Manafest offers downloads of two of these new songs beginning today with each iTunes pre-order of Reborn. Featured downloads include "Reborn" and lead single/video, "Let You Drive... << Full Report >>

Travis Ryan Releases New EP, "You Hold It All," Today

Worship leader, recording artist and award-winning songwriter, Travis Ryan, releases today his five-song EP, You Hold It All, globally through Integrity Music. The EP is meant to be a shining testament to God's faithfulness, through both the beautiful and the tragic circumstances of his own life and journey God has providentially led him on. Produced by fellow Integrity Music writer Michael Farren and Ryan's brother, Brandon Collins, You Hold It All was recorded live just outside of Nashville at LifePoint Church... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, August 27, 2015*

Help Geoff Moore Make His New Album

Geoff Moore recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new studio album. It's been four years since the release of his last project, 2011's Saying Grace. Geoff writes, "It's been over four years since I recorded and released my last album Saying Grace. I've been so blessed to have been able to write and record 15 albums... << Full Report >>

Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Receives Three Dove Award Nominations

Francesca Battistelli has many blessings to celebrate this season. The Fervent Records recording artist recently received a Dove Award Song of the Year nomination for "He Knows My Name," bringing her total for the 2015 ceremony to three nominations. In a previous announcement, she received nods for top honor Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for "Holy Spirit," which just wrapped an impressive 15-week run at No. 1. It's Battistelli's third consecutive single from 2014 album If We're Honest to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks... << Full Report >>

Chonda Pierce Is "Laughing In The Dark" With Big Screen Debut

"Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark," a one-night only cinema event, presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment, will premier in select theaters around the country Tuesday, October 27, at 7 pm (all time zones). A deeply personal glimpse into the life of Chonda Pierce, the groundbreaking Christian humorist and best-selling female comedian of all-time, the film chronicles a series of tragic circumstances she... << Full Report >>

Screaming Giant Offers Free Releases from Man Alive and October Light

Screaming Giant Records are now offering two albums for free download for 1 week only. Get both Man Alive "A Light Goes On" and October Light "Free!" for free download until next Thursday... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, August 26, 2015*

Gateway Worship Returns With "Walls" October 2

Walls, the highly anticipated sixth live recording from internationally acclaimed Gateway Worship, is set to bow October 2 from FairTrade Services. Produced by Walker Beach, Josh Alltop and Miguel Noyola of Gateway Worship Production, the project-available in both CD and DVD formats- features 13 selections penned by such leading worship writers as Thomas Miller, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Rita Springer and Mark Harris, among others... << Full Report >>

Rawsrvnt Debuts "Go Hard (feat. Transparent)" Single

Rawsrvnt releases a new single from his Game Changer album due out October 9th. This high-energy anthem is designed to be an encouragement for anyone pressing toward their life goals - whether in the physical, spiritual, or mental arenas. The song challenges listeners to give 100% toward their effort (aka "go hard") and features Bay-area hit maker Transparent as a guest artist... << Full Report >>

Author/Pastor Brian Cosby Releases "Uncensored: Daring To Embrace The Entire Bible"

Pastor, seminary professor, blogger, conference speaker and author Brian Cosby releases Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible Oct. 1 from David C Cook. In the book, Cosby dares Christians to embrace the entire Bible by exposing the dangers of cherry-picking only the 'socially correct' verses rather than holding fast to the whole counsel of God. Uncensored is a wake-up call to Christians who find themselves embarrassed by portions of Scripture... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, August 25, 2015*

Skillet Skillet Helms Star-Studded Winter Jam West

GRAMMY®-nominated, platinum-selling rockers Skillet are poised to headline the Western leg of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, one of the largest annual tours in the world. Making history earlier this year with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country, the tour will conclude an unprecedented year with stops in nine additional cities in November... << Full Report >>

The City Harmonic The City Harmonic Release "We Are" Sept. 4

When the steel industry abandoned Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the city's churches united under the banner TrueCity to help revitalize a dying community. Four worship leaders from separate churches at the forefront of this movement, Elias Dummer (lead vocals, keys), Eric Fusilier (bass), Josh Vanderlaan (drums) and Aaron Powell (guitars), joined forces to become The City Harmonic, a reflection of Jeremiah 29:7's command to "seek the peace of the city." This raucous, award-winning band has since seen the power of unity first-hand in Hamilton and internationally... << Full Report >>

Veridia Veridia's Only The Crazy Survive Tour to benefit Mocha Club

Mocha Club and the band Veridia announced today a partnership to change communities in Africa. With the launch of the Only The Crazy Survive Tour on September 15 and continuing through each date, Veridia will share the work of Mocha Club and ask concert-goers to join in on the efforts. "I am honored to be able to partner with an organization like Mocha Club who is helping change the lives of women in Ethiopia," said lead singer, Deena Jakoub. "The work Mocha Club does is close to my... << Full Report >>

*Monday, August 24, 2015*

Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces New Album Plans; Album To Release In 2016

Switchfoot just wrapped their successful Tour De Compadres with NEEDTOBREATHE, but the band isn't resting long before getting back to work. Amidst frontman Jon Foreman's solo tour dates to promote his new 4-EP project, The Wonderlands, the band will be working out plans for their 10th studio album, set to release in 2016. Foreman announced the band's new album from the stage while on Tour De Compadres, and talked about it in more detail in an interview with's John DiBiase last Wednesday... << Full Report >>

GMA Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson To Host 46th Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouse Erica Campbell, the five time Grammy winner and WEtv star of the hit show "Mary Mary," and New York Times best-selling author Sadie Robertson as the co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards ( Additionally, the Song and Songwriter of the Year categories are announced today. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, live from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m (CST)... << Full Report >>

Hillsong United First-Ever OUTCRY Tour Elevates the Local Church By Gathering More Than 130,000

The 2015 OUTCRY tour recently wrapped a two-week, 7,200-mile, 12-city journey supporting local church ministries, leading more than 130,000 attendees in praise and worship. Created and produced by Premier Productions -- and fostered through local pastor gatherings -- sold-out arenas and amphitheaters were filled with a collective 60 hours of music led by Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, Jesus Culture, Passion, Crowder, Trip Lee and Lauren Daigle... << Full Report >>

Dee-1 Yahoo Music Premieres Dee-1's New Video "I'm Not Perfect"

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Dee-1, releases his new video, "I'm Not Perfect," exclusively on Yahoo Music today. Directed by newcomer, Matt Mars and produced by Dee-1, the bold song and video symbolizes the rapper's decision to make his relationship with Christ known. Check out the video now by visiting "There was a pivotal shift in my Christian walk around the time I wrote 'I'm Not Perfect... << Full Report >>

Taelor Gray Releases "The Mocker and the Monarch" September 4

Taelor Gray is set to release "The Mocker and the Monarch" on September 4th. The guest and producer lists are packed with familiar names. Check out the track list details, listen to the latest single and watch the music video... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, August 22, 2015*

Leeland Announces Partnership with Bethel Music

Worship band Leeland made waves in 2006 when the group released their first national album, Sound of Melodies, via Essential Records/Provident Music. The band has undergone many member changes in recent years and had parted ways with their label home, but the now-duo has announced a partnership with Bethel Music, reuniting them with Provident Music in the process. Yesterday, the band announced, "We are SO EXCITED to announce... We are now a part of the Bethel Music artist collective... << Full Report >>

*Friday, August 21, 2015*

John Waller Unleashes “Crazy Faith” Radio Single and Album

Recording artist and songwriter John Waller unleashes "Crazy Faith" as the first single and video from his fourth full-length album, Crazy Faith, which releases today (Aug. 21) to digital and physical retailers everywhere through City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. Already garnering acclaim from radio programmers, fellow artists and more, plus receiving more than 20,000 views of the single's music video at, the album's title track is further featured in the theatrical release, War Room... << Full Report >>

Joey the Jerk Returns with "Winning the War (feat. Playdough)" Single

Joey the Jerk is back! This staple of CHH and the L.A. Symphony crew has started working on solo material again. Over the next few weeks, look for more singles, videos, and news on Joey's upcoming release. This song was actually the first song recorded for the album. Joey had Playdough in mind the whole time. It had such a fun, playful vibe to it, we thought Playdough was a perfect addition. CookBook... << Full Report >>

Drew Smith Debuts Single "I'ma Fly"

The introduction to Drew Smith and Hothandz collaboration, "Ima Fly" is the perfect start to ease the listeners into the musical infusion that's to come. "Ima Fly" is a Philly hip hop influenced record that's sure to have people head nodding. Drew Smith is talking about spear heading a new wave of hope in dying world. He speaks about having the resources to cause a change and actually using it... << Full Report >>

Rawsrvnt To Release "Game Changer" October 9

After more than a decade of experience making music under the name Rawsrvnt, Eddy Puyol is ready share a more intimate side of his life off the stage. Within the last year he's gotten married, purchased a home, and become a father - all "game changing" facets that reflect his personal maturity and influence the collection of songs he's soon to release on the album titled Game Changer... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, August 20, 2015*

MAXX Goes Top 10 With 3for3; Readies Kolby Koloff At Radio

Riding the wave of the burgeoning label’s debut act 3for3’s entry into the Top 10 at CHR radio with “Halfway,” Maxx Recordings is set to release teen singer/songwriter Kolby Koloff, who rose to notoriety on the hit Lifetime TV series “Preacher’s Daughters.” Her self-penned debut “Grow,” is delivered to radio this week. Kolby Koloff single “Grow” addresses the notion of learning how to let go and grow with your faith in hand. “And with some sun and with some rain, a little shelter from the pain, with some patience... << Full Report >>

DREAM Label Group Announces New Darrell Evans Release "Fearless"

Darrell Evans, famous for songs like, "Trading My Sorrows", "Let The River Flow", "Fields Of Grace" and "Your Love Is Extravegent" is releasing his newest album, Fearless, September 25th on Dream Worship. His sound is a guitar driven singer songwriter Americana folk rock mixed powered Christ filled inspirational lyrics. With a 19 year history in Christian music and a Dove Award Nomination, Darrell continues to bring is God given talent of worship to the masses... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, August 19, 2015*

Integrity Music Integrity Music Artists, Songwriters Honored With Dove Award Nominations

Integrity Music artists, songwriters and ministry partners were recently honored with eight Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations in categories that ranged from Worship Song of the Year and Long Form Video to Spanish Language Album of the Year and Southern Gospel Recorded Song. Leading the list is All Sons & Daughters who picked up three nominations, including Worship Song of the Year for "Great Are You Lord" and Worship Album of the Year... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, August 18, 2015*

toby Be In The Audience for TobyMac's Performance on Fox and Friends

TobyMac and his band DiverseCity will be in New York City on Wednesday, August 19th, performing on the Fox and Friends Summer Stage in Times Square. The show begins at 8:45am, but be sure to be there at 7:00am to ensure a spot in the audience. For those of you who can't make it, Fox and Friends, which is on the Fox News network, will be airing parts of the concert throughout the show, 7-9am ET. They will also broadcast a song live from their... << Full Report >>

*Monday, August 17, 2015*

Fireflight Fireflight Single "Safety" Tops Radio, Receives Dove Nomination

GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award-winning Fireflight continues to chart its own course to both fan and industry acclaim with its indie release, INNOVA. Last week, the music industry honored the band with its seventh Dove Award nomination as radio programmers re-launch "Safety (Feat. Stephen Christian)" from INNOVA back to the top of the rock charts. Music fans are also showing up in droves to see the band live at events this summer... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music's Amanda Cook To Release "Brave New World" Sept. 25

Bethel Music,the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, releases the debut solo album from artist Amanda Cook, Brave New World, on September 25 through Provident Distribution. Featuring 13 original songs, the album reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich atmosphere of worship. Intentionally crafted like a painting made with strokes of melodies and chords, the album invites listeners to experience Cook's recorded journey of discovery, permission and mystery... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, August 13, 2015* Celebrates 19 Years With Release of Fifth Free Indie Compilation, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web that has helped to pave the way for similar media outlets, is celebrating 19 years online today. To celebrate, the JFH team is releasing the next installment of their popular free indie mp3 compilation, Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five. The biggest JFH compilation to date -- offering 53 songs and artists -- is the first to feature original cover artwork drawn by JFH founder and Editor-in-Chief, John DiBiase. Fans can also enter to win limited edition numbered prints of the artwork as part of the site's anniversary celebration. (Click here to enter the contest!). Additional prints are available for purchase in DiBiase's online art shop to help support JFH... << Full Report >>

Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective's "You Will Never Run" Video Premieres Exclusively on FoxNews

Rend Collective's "You Will Never Run" video premiered exclusively on Click here to watch FOX News Host Todd Starnes' interview with Rend Collective and to see the exclusive premiere of the "You Will Never Run" music video! Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration... << Full Report >>

Holly Starr's "Everything I Need" Set For September 18

Everything I Need, the highly-anticipated fourth studio recording from acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr, is set to bow September 18. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Needtobreathe), Scott Cash (WOW Worship, Dan Bremnes) and Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Jamie Grace), the project showcases seven selections, six of which were co-penned by Starr. Everything I Need features the new single, “Through Me." Produced by Stevens and written by Starr, Stevens and Ian Eskelin, the song is currently impacting Christian radio formats nationwide. Additional highlights of the album include “God Is” and “Sunshine," as well as two songs with deeply personal meanings for Starr: “My Father’s Love” and “Forever Faithful... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, August 12, 2015*

GMA 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today In Nashville

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year's award show is "Better Together" which focuses on the strength in unity. The conference was also streamed live on CMM MAGAZINE and YES Lord Radio. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network's global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and... << Full Report >>

New Empire Announces Their Final Tour

Australian rock band New Empire may only have released their Tooth & Nail Records debut in the United States a year ago, but the band has been active Down Under for the past 10 years. Still, the it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear that the Syndey band is calling it quits. The band announced on social media this week, "Hey gang, Jeremy here. After ten years, 3 albums, thousands of friends and countless memories... << Full Report >>

Tuesday, August 11, 2015*

Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE To Live Stream Sold Out Show in Nashville Friday at 9:30 pm

NEEDTOBREATHE's TOUR DE COMPADRES will be coming to an end this month (cue Full House studio audience: "Aww."). The band writes, "We feel like we say it after every tour, but this really has been our favorite tour to date. We have had a blast all summer playing music with some of our best friends in the world and seeing all your smiling faces. Our jobs are super cool. We have had so many amazing nights on this tour including shows at the Greek in LA, a SOLD OUT Red... << Full Report >>

Colony House Announce New Fall U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

Nashville rock trio Colony House announced today new Fall U.S. tour dates on the heels of wrapping up their 40+ date tour with NeedToBreathe, Drew Holcomb, and Switchfoot. Colony House will co-headline with fellow Tennesseans COIN who are coming off a successful summer trek that included a memorable Lollapalooza debut on August 1. The tour will kick off on September 29 in Philadelphia at The Barbary (see dates below) with pre-sale/VIP tickets on sale August 11 and general tickets on sale August 14... << Full Report >>

Monday, August 10, 2015*

Kristene DiMarco's "Mighty" Debuts at No. 3

Worship leader Kristene DiMarco has released her first live album, Mighty (Jesus Culture Music/Capitol CMG), which is available now. During its first week, DiMarco's album was the highest selling debut for Jesus Culture Music as a new and developing artist. The album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart along with a Billboard Top 200 debut and at No. 3 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Albums chart... << Full Report >>

Becca Bradley Releases "The Lion's Eyes"

Nashville-based worship leader, accomplished musician and recording artist Becca Bradley independently released her second studio EP, The Lion's Eyes, Friday (Aug. 7, 2015) amidst acclaim. Penning all of the songs on her newest project, including two co-writes with producer Evan Sieling, Bradley presents a thematic message of light and dark that points to a Jesus who is undeniably compelling to those first hearing the gospel... << Full Report >>

*Friday, August 7, 2015*

Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Debuts First Single Off "Uncomfortable" Album

Artist Andy Mineo debuts "Uncomfortable," the title track off of his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Uncomfortable, to be released September 18, 2015 (Reach Records). The new full-length album, available now for pre-order across iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play is currently #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts and ranks top ten on iTunes overall charts. Fans who purchase the pre-order will receive an instant grat download of the first single "Uncomfortable... << Full Report >>

Manafest Manafest To Release Reborn Oct. 2

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest pushes musical envelopes, creating an uplifting, seamless blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop while selling 300,000-plus albums, playing more than 1,000 events logged over four continents and garnering four Juno and five GMA Dove Award nominations along with nine GMA Canada Covenant Awards. After seven albums in the major label system, and anchored by a sea of tastemaking fans that fully funded his current PledgeMusic campaign... << Full Report >>

Among The Thirsty BEC Recordings Releases FREE Summer Sampler Courtesy of Cure International

For a limited time, download BEC Recordings' FREE Summer's Not Over Sampler at Noisetrade! The Sampler includes 12 songs from current BEC Artists including 7eventh Time Down, David Dunn, Among The Thirsty, All Things New, Rapture Ruckus, Kutless, Aaron Gillespie, and more! While you're downloading the Sampler, head over to Cure International's... << Full Report >>

Cheri Keaggy Cheri Keaggy Releases New Album, "No Longer My Own"

Psalm 91 Records has announced the release of Dove Award-winning recording artist Cheri Keaggy's latest album, No Longer My Own, to retail (yesterday) Friday, August 7. The project, which is distributed by Elevate Entertainment, is the singer/songwriter's ninth full-length CD to date. "I gave a copy of No Longer My Own to my Dad," muses Keaggy. "After he had a chance to give it a good listen... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, August 6, 2015*

toby ESPN Online Unveils Exclusive Worldwide Premiere of TobyMac's "Feel It" Music Video

ESPN Online Unveils Exclusive Worldwide Premiere of “Feel It” Music Video From Six-Time GRAMMY ®Winner TobyMac. New album This Is Not A Test releases tomorrow, Friday August 7. Check out the article and video... << Full Report >>

Tye Tribbett, Jason Crabb Join Forces for the Up Close and Personal Tour

Cinder Entertainment has announced that multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb, along with Dove Award winning comedian Akintunde, have joined forces to create what is shaping up as one of the most unique, must-experience concert tours of 2015. The Up Close and Personal Tour will not only allow audiences to experience the artists in an intimate concert setting, but it will also provide the artists the opportunity to express their desire to break down barriers that too often separate generations, cultures, denominations and races... << Full Report >>

J Vessel Debuts "Take It To The World (feat. Dwayne Tryumf)" Music Video

"Take It To The World" is the first single from J Vessel's debut project Halo due for release later this year. With the support of fellow Londoner, Dwayne Tryumf, J speaks of using his gifts and talents in a positive way and spreading good news all the way from his home town to the world... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, August 5, 2015*

Fearless BND Worth Dying For Changes Name to Fearless BND

On September 4, 2015, FEARLESS BND will be releasing the new single “Brighter.” This is the first single to be released in their once-a-month structure, and the first since rebranding from their previous identity as groundbreaking modern worship outfit Worth Dying For. FEARLESS BND, the sound of worship at Fearless LA, is launching a ‘loaves and fishes’ approach to creating new music for the church. The sole purpose is to equip and empower pastors and worship leaders... << Full Report >>

Shonlock Reaches #1 On Billboard CHR/Hot AC Chart

Urban pop artist Shonlock has emerged onto the scene with his second no. 1 Billboard hit. The pop-infused "Beyond This World" topped the CHR/Hot AC chart. The single is off Shonlock's 2014 release A Night To Remember, which commemorates Shonlock's own journey to faith as well as exhorts fellow journeyers. "Many times, us as believers, we tend to separate ourselves from society, which causes us to lose the effectiveness in the communities in which we are called to reach," Shonlock shares about the single, "I was just thinking about how timely this song is with the condition of America and the world today and how important it is for us to continue to let our light shine... << Full Report >>

Robert Randolph's Band The Word Adds New Dates To Fall Tour

THE WORD - Robert Randolph, John Medeski and the North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) have added additional dates to their fall tour, which includes stops at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on October 14th and New York's Webster Hall on October 16th. The fall tour kicks off with two shows in San Francisco's Fillmore Theater on October 1st & 2nd. Additional stops include Los Angeles' Fonda Theater October 3rd, Concord Music Hall in Chicago, October 12 and wrapping up in Boston... << Full Report >>

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Release Debut "Heavenly Fire" August 7

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Ba Da Bing records (Sharon Van Etten, Beirut) are excited to share the Los Angeles based group's debut album, Heavenly Fire. The album is streaming in full via Relix Magazine, and will be released Friday, August 7th. Recorded with Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston and the Business), Heavenly Fire is "a rip-roaring, soaring batch of rootsy-flavored originals," writes LA Weekly. An explosive barn-burner of a record, taught... << Full Report >>

Stryper Multi-Platinum Rock Band Stryper to Host Fan Weekend September 10 in Anaheim

Multi-platinum rock band Stryper is taking Stryper Fan Weekend to the West Coast this year. The popular fan event will take place September 10-13, 2015 in Anaheim, packed with exciting events, special guests and more fan access than ever before. Stryper Fan Weekend will provide fans with the opportunity to go back in time to Southern California – the place where it all began for the band. A number of once-in-a-lifetime events are being planned, including a wide variety of special guests... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, August 4, 2015*

Kevin Max Kevin Max Announces New Covers Album, "Starry Eyes"

Singer/songwriter Kevin Max has announced his next solo studio project, Starr Eyes. It's a project he's been teasing online for months, but yesterday he officially went public about the project. Max is calling it a "covers dream album." Check out what he here: "'Starry Eyes' is a project I have been working on under the radar after my release of 'Broken Temples'.... As many of you know I am a pretty restless soul when it comes to the Arts... The decade of 2000-2010 saw me releasing several solo albums and EP's as diverse as anybody could have predicted. In those years I crafted songs quite a distance away from the band I had been in the decade before (dctalk- 1989-2000). It became clear to the listeners and supporters that took the journey with me, that I had a passion for music in many different forms. From the first release... << Full Report >>

Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and New Breed Score 7th Career Number One Album

Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton and longtime ensemble NewBreed earn number one album on both Billboard's Top Gospel and Top Christian/Gospel charts for current project COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA. The album also enters the top 50 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. ... << Full Report >>

Screaming Giant Records Announces Digital Re-Launch

Orange County, CA. based record label that existed from 1997 until 2001, Screaming Giant Records, is back! The entire past discography is now available for purchase digitally. In addition, the label is selling a few recent albums from a variety of bands they are representing including At The Wayside, October Light, Man Alive, My Compatriots, and Seeker & Servant. The latest Pop-Punk collection of tunes from At The Wayside is available for FREE Download for 2 weeks only... << Full Report >>

*Monday, August 3, 2015*

Stryper Stryper Return With "Fallen," New Album Out October 16

Stryper is back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the latest song from their upcoming 9th studio album, Fallen. The title track “Fallen” can be heard via YouTube at the following link: The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) returns with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening choral refrains of “Yahweh” to the signature vocal scream at the end of “King Of Kings,” it is apparent that Stryper is back with their heaviest and most inspired work to date that is scheduled for release on October 16th via Frontiers Music SRL... << Full Report >>

Family Force 5 Family Force 5 Announces 12-City Headlining Tour Tour Still Stands

Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 announces their 12-city headlining "Tour Stands Still" Tour with special guests Born Cages, which kicks off Friday, October 16 in Vienna, VA and wraps Monday, November 2 in Chicago, IL (complete list of tour dates below). Family Force 5 - known for their electrifying live show and for always bringing the party, and whose music has been featured on ESPN and music videos have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube... << Full Report >>

New Single from Decipha of CTZN Music

Decipha, a founding member of the CTZN Collective and one of the fastest rappers in CHH, is back after a 5 year year hiatus. "See My Day" is a quick paced, rapid fire delivery with an intense and hopeful message. The single is available at iTunes and free, exclusively via Bandcamp. Jesus said in John 8:56 "...Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day." The Jews were confused as to how someone like Him, Jesus of Nazareth could... << Full Report >>

Influence Music Releases "Soar"

Representing the innovative best of worship ministries across the U.S., SOAR released July 31 from Influence Music (Provident Distribution) and establishes a new benchmark in modern worship from the local church, for the local church. Produced by John Hartley (Integrity Music, Sparrow Records), SOAR captures the intimacy and excitement of transformational worship at the grassroots level. This powerful collection of 11 songs from Denver’s Red Rocks Church; Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida; Journey Community Church near Cleveland; and National Community Church in Washington, D.C... << Full Report >>

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