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December, 2019



*Tuesday, December 31, 2019*


Rapture Ready Productions Drops Collaboration Project "New Mecca"

Independent Christian Hip Hop (CHH) label, Rapture Ready Productions, announces the release of the collaborative project ‘New Mecca’ on December 31, 2019. Available across digital outlets, ‘New Mecca’ features a collection of artists known as League of Their Own (LOTO), consisting of Rapture Ready Productions artists. LOTO includes JDun, JayKnight, Hisname, Parker, GIV, Black, King Trally, Ewell Netter, Qween, BRM, and Po3tic Goddess... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music Marks Impact on Billboard Year-End Charts

Capping off a year of unprecedented growth and impact for Bethel MusicBillboard magazine includes a number of the label’s songs, albums and artists among the top releases of 2019—and the decade—in their recently published year-end charts. Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love,” a mainstay on Christian radio in 2018... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 30, 2019*


Blanca Next Redbird Common Writer's Round To Feature Blanca, Dan Haseltine and More in Nashville January 7

Redbird Common was founded in March 2017, by Rebecca S. Jones, as the very first, purely CCM writers round, in the Nashville, Tennessee area. In 2020, it will be held every other month at Showcase, located inside LabeLive, in Franklin, TN... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 24, 2019*


Amy Grant "Silver Bells" Feat. Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Marc Martel Tops National Christian Radio

“Silver Bells,” featuring the dynamic trio made up of multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, along with Marc Martel, takes the No. 1 spot at national Christian radio this week. The reimagined version of the 1951 Christmas classic climbed to the top of Billboard’s Monitored AC and Mediabase AC Christian charts... << Full Report >>

20/20 Summer Fest Headliners Announcement Press Conference & Brunch on January 23

The headliners for the historic, inaugural God’s House of Hip Hop 20/20 Summer Fest will be revealed at the God’s House of Hip Hop 20/20 Summer Festival Headliners Announcement Press Conference & Brunch at the Banc of California Stadium (BOC) Thurs., Jan. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. Select headliners will be in attendance to break the news about the two-day... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 19, 2019*


Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Announces Extension Of Wildly Successful 35 Years Of Friends Tour

Due to overwhelming demand, Awakening Events today announced the spring extension of the Michael W. Smith 35 Years Of Friends Tour.  The 17-city spring tour comes on the heels of a widely popular fall run that celebrated 14 sold out dates.  “The fans made it clear, they want more Michael W. Smith, and the momentum of finishing this fall with all 10 of the final 10 shows being sold out left no doubt that we needed to extend this tour,” said Curtis Pinkerton Director of Marketing at Awakening Events... << Full Report >>

Skillet Skillet Closes Out 2019 Inside Multiple Billboard Charts

12x-platinum rock band Skillet is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts, their latest hit record, Victorious (Atlantic), Top 10 Active Rock single "Legendary," as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Once again they have also amassed 1 billion global streams over the past year alone... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 17, 2019*


Amy Grant Capitol Christian Music Group Surprises Amy Grant with Award For 1 Billion Global Streams

Last night, just minutes before she was to take the stage for Christmas at the Ryman, the 12-night, annual sold-out residency with husband Vince Gill, multi-platinum and 6x GRAMMY winner Amy Grant was surprised by her label, Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), with an award for 1 Billion Global Streams... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, December 14, 2019*


Hip Hop Artist gitemjay Releases Debut Single, "Honeycomb"

The voice may sound the same, but the brand has been overhauled as Christian Hip Hop artist gitemjay, formally Jus Josef, takes his craft to the next level.  The first example of the growth that gitemjay has experienced over the past year comes in the form of the new single “Honeycomb” jay is displaying his all-around skills. From producing to... << Full Report >>

Roxx Records To Re-Release The Lead's "Burn This Record" Dec. 24 for 30th Anniversary

Can you believe it has been 30 years since the release of one of the most classic Christian punk rock albums ever! Florida punk legends The Lead are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their most iconic album ‘Burn This Record’ with a very special Limited Edition release entitled ‘Burn This Record + 30’... << Full Report >>

Ministry Over Industry Member, Coop, Announces Debut Album, "Unveiled"

Don’t let age fool you. Seventeen year old emcee and producer Coop is without a doubt one of the brightest young talents within Christian Hip Hop. Beginning with the song “Run It” that was featured by Rapzilla at the age of sixteen to the string of singles released during 2019 (Uncle Drew, Lavish, Obi Wan, One of One) - CoopyTrill has earned recognition across the genre... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 13, 2019*


Tauren Wells Tauren Wells Debuts New Music Video for "Like You Love Me"

GRAMMY® and Billboard Award-nominated, and DOVE Award-winning, triple-threat artist Tauren Wells unveils the visual for Like You Love Me ,” the lead single from his sophomore album, Citizen of Heaven.  Available for pre-order now , the full-length project will release everywhere music is sold and streamed on January 24, 2020. Three tracks from the new album can be streamed and purchased now... << Full Report >>

DREAM Records' Young Saint Set to Release Album Spring 2020

On the heels of his recently released single “OMG”, Christian rapper Young Saint is set to release his Dream Gospel/Capitol Christian Music Group album debut April 2020. The excitement is building as the North Carolina rapper's debut single "OMG" continues to gain traction at radio. Young Saint is known to get any event “jumping” and “OMG” has a head-nodding... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 12, 2019*


Building 429 Wraps Successful 2019; Announces New Single, Tour for 2020

GRAMMY®-nominated band Building 429 is wrapping up one of their most successful years yet thanks to a big hit radio single, a holiday EP, and the announcement of a new partnership... << Full Report >>

"Hymns Anew" Welcomes Singer/Songwriter Sammy Ward Back to the Spotlight

Following a lengthy hiatus, veteran singer/songwriter Sammy Ward returns January 31 with a highly anticipated new recording, Hymns Anew. Produced by Nathan Nockels (Chris Tomlin, Keith & Kristyn Getty), the Vibraslap Records release features fresh takes on six beloved hymns, as well as the original title-track written by... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 11, 2019*


Keith and Kristyn Getty Getty Music Christmas Tour Comes to the Schemerhorn Symphony Center on Monday, December 23

The award-winning and chart-topping Keith and Kristyn Getty and friends embark on their ninth-annual world-class Sing! An Irish Christmas tour, featuring songs from the #1 album. They will appear at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 7:30 PM... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY's "Little Drummer Boy" Is #1 On Billboard Charts

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY continue to see an unprecedented reaction from their performance of “Little Drummer Boy” on CMA Country Christmas, which aired on Dec. 3rd on ABC. According to Billboard... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 10, 2019*


Seventh Day Slumber Nashville Label Group Celebrates Banner Year

Culminating its first full year of operations, Nashville Label Group—the multi-genre, multi-imprint conglomerate founded and helmed by Seventh Day Slumber’s Joseph Rojas—celebrated a number of key milestones in 2019. Leading the accolades is RockFest Records’ flagship artist, Seventh Day Slumber, whose May 31 critically-acclaimed set, Closer To Chaos, garnered the biggest release week sales... << Full Report >>

*Sunday, December 8, 2019*


Colton Dixon Watch Colton Dixon Perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting this Monday, December 9 on Ovation and REELZ

Tune in this Monday, December 9th, to watch Colton Dixon perform at the 97th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, at 8 p.m. ET on REELZ and 9 p.m. ET on Ovation, Thanks to a partnership with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the broadcast offers a wonderful... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, December 7, 2019*


The World Will Burn Announce New Album

Prolific front man Dale Thompson and his bandmate Alan Zaring have announced the release of The World Will Burn's latest and third album, entitled “Nothing’s as Real as It Seems”.  The album features 12 new tracks, with 3 additional bonus tracks for those that purchase the album on their website, www.theworldwillburn.com... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 6, 2019*


Passion Passion Releases New Single Today Ahead of Passion 2020

Passion is releasing a brand new single today, "There's Nothing That Our God Can't Do," ahead of their largest event in history, Passion 2020, a gathering of college students with more than 65,000 people in attendance. Passion 2020 will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on December 31, 2019 through January 2, 2020. As this song has been led on the road throughout the fall and on Sundays at Passion City Church, it has become an anthem looking toward Passion 2020... << Full Report >>

Plumb PLUMB Releases Two New EPs to Celebrate the Christmas Season

PLUMB has just released two new Christmas EPs to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. Her debut Christmas projects, BEHOLD and IT’S CHRISTMASTIME, highlight her unique voice and artistry with Christmas favorites and original new holiday songs... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music's Stillman Releases Debut EP, "Whisper," Today

The Creak Music in partnership with Integrity Music announces the  debut EP release from songwriter and worship artist Stillman. Titled Whisper, the six-song project is available now on all digital formats.  Additionally, the official music video for his single "Wherever You Are," which Stillman dedicates to his grandparents... << Full Report >>

Jonathan Cain Releases Exclusive Amazon Prime Video Christmas Concert

Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain releases his live, full-length (1h 27min) Unsung Noel With Jonathan Cain Christmas concert exclusively through Amazon Prime Video. Available now to rent or buy at www.amazon.com/Unsung-Noel-Jonathan-Cain/dp/B0829CJFYG, the video includes original songs from his critically acclaimed Christmas... << Full Report >>

Hillsong Worship Announces 2020 North American Awake Tour

Today, the multi-platinum-selling Hillsong Worship announced their quick return to the United States in 2020 for their “Awake Tour” presented by Premier Productions. Joined by special guests Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, the 28-city arena circuit follows the debut arrival of their full-length studio album “Awake” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart... << Full Report >>

"Angelic Wars" Fuses Christian Sci-Fi with Original Musical Literature

Fantasy, theology, music and technology join forces in Rick E. Norris’ debut novel, Angelic Wars, First Rebellion. Launching just in time for the holiday season, the illustrated novel introduces a revolutionary reader experience—one that involves simple technology to hear music. Readers will enjoy original music that follows... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 5, 2019*


CCM Pioneer Reba Rambo's 1976 Classic "Lady" Makes Digital Debut

Provident Label Group/Sony Music will be re-releasing Reba Rambo's 1976 album, Lady to all digital music platforms. Lady, a Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning project, is one of the definitive albums of the early days of Contemporary Christian Music, and was one of the best-selling albums of the decade by a female artist in any genre. Remastered from the original master tapes, this will be the first time the album has been available in any format since its initial release on vinyl and cassette... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 4, 2019*


Christmas Rock Night Celebrates 40 Years in 2019

CRN is happy to announce the 40th edition of Christmas Rock Night in Germany. Through the years, the festival helped many Christian bands from the United States to start playing concerts overseas, from the classic rock bands of the white metal days (Bride, Bloodgood, Whitecross, Shout etc.) until groups of today like Thousand Foot Krutch, RED, Fit For A King, Phinehas or Disciple... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Generates Buzz Over CMA Country Christmas Performance

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY enraptured the “CMA Country Christmas” audience with a unique and mighty performance of “Little Drummer Boy.” Today, the duo has seen their rendition of the Christmas classic dominate the iTunes charts, propelling the band to Top 10 in all three All Genre categories. The video of their performance has received over 1.7 million views, with 40 thousand total shares and... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 3, 2019*


Skillet Skillet to Embark on Winter 2020 North American Headline Tour

12-times multi-platinum rock band Skillet are returning to the road in North America this winter in support of their tenth album Victorious, out now. The band will embark on a headline trek, dubbed the “Victorious Tour,” which kicks off on February 6 in Wichita, Kansas and runs through March 14 in Norfolk, Virginia. Joining Skillet for this tour will be From Ashes to New and Ledger, the latter of which features Skillet drummer Jen Ledger. Skillet are fresh off back-to-back, Fall 2019 co-headline North American tours with... << Full Report >>

The Choir Release New Singles, Including Cover of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars"

Veteran alternative rock band The Choir remains consistent in the important ways – and remains unpredictable in equally important ways. Building upon a legacy that began with 1985’s Voices in Shadows, the Nashville-based group continues to release music full of imaginative sounds and evocative melodies while drawing upon diverse threads of dream-pop, shoegaze, and Laurel Canyon craftsmanship... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 2, 2019*


Keith and Kristyn Getty Getty Music Christmas Tour Sing! Kicks Off This Week

The award winning and chart-topping Keith and Kristyn Getty and friends embark on the ninth-annual world-class Sing! An Irish Christmas tour this week featuring songs from the #1 album playing such notable locations as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Chicago Symphony Hall and The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Special tour guests include Ricky Skaggs, Ellie Holcomb, John Lennox Joni Eareckson Tada and others... << Full Report >>


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