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December, 2021

*Friday, December 31, 2021*

JayKnight Releases His New EP, "God Tier"

Every once in a while, in the music space, you come across a project that feels almost like it was a masterpiece made for you. God Tier is truly one of those projects. With God Tier, JayKnight pours his heart and soul out on every single track and gives the most transparent snapshot of his life through his lyrics. God Tier is one of the... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 29, 2021*

Angela Moss Poole's "My Help" Tops Gospel Indicator Chart

Celebrated singer-songwriter and independent recording artist Angela Moss Poole most recent single, "My Help," which features Stellar and Dove Award-winning artist Micah Stampley is #1 on the BDS Gospel Indicator chart for two consecutive weeks. The song is currently #31 on Gospel AirPlay chart... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 28, 2021*

KJ-52 KJ-52 Debuts New Double EP, "kj52 vs Jonah"

Today, CCM rapper KJ-52 announced a new double EP project, titled kj52 vs Jonah. KJ writes: "Just wanted to let everyone know on my mailing list that my new double EP is done and is now up exclusively @ click here. It's a double EP of 8 new songs, 5 remixes/remakes and 2 unreleased tracks... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 27, 2021*

We The Kingdom We The Kingdom Performs "Silent Night (Heavenly Peace)" on Fox & Friends

This past Friday (12.24), We The Kingdom joined Fox & Friends to perform a special rendition of "Silent Night (Heavenly Peace)." Following their performance, the song soared to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Christian Songs chart (Top 15 all-genre), and the band's holiday EP, 'A Family Christmas,' also rose to No. 3 on the iTunes... << Full Report >>

32AD Unveils New Album, "Enough for Me"

December 27th 2021 – An up-and-coming group, 32AD, is sending ripples through the musical scenes of Christian and Rock music. Set to soar and establish themselves in the musical industry, this rising group is ready to be the next big name in the world of authentic Rock that has an enlightening message. With... << Full Report >>

El Vow Turns the "Lights On" in Preparation for the Start of a New Year

Accomplished deejay and artist El Vow has remained busy during 2021 despite the challenges of being a creative in the current climate. With multiple singles released this year already, El Vow decided to reach back into his catalog for one more record before the ball drops and 2022 hits... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 23, 2021*

Dante Bowe Dante Bowe Closes Out Record Year Atop Billboard Year-End Charts

Multi-platinum selling performer and award-winning songwriter Dante Bowe has had arguably the most powerful year of his career and is closing out the season with top ten placements on three different Billboard Year End Charts. He is No. 9 overall for Top Gospel Artist, No. 4 for Top Male Gospel Artist, and No. 4 on Top New Christian Artists. From the... << Full Report >>

Daywind Music Group Celebrates Successful 2021

Daywind Music Group released 11 full-length projects in 2021 resulting in numerous awards, chart-topping singles, and critical acclaim for its albums, solidifying Daywind’s leading position in Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Gospel music... << Full Report >>

The Isaacs The Isaacs Featured on New "Jesus Calling" Podcast

Jesus Calling Podcast episode #283 featuring Award-winning gospel group The Isaacs is out now. The brand new episode entitled When You Don’t Feel Joyful, God Still Sees You At Christmas: Steve Wariner and The Isaacs discusses how God can be found in both celebration and sorrow. The Isaacs, one... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 22, 2021*

We The Kingdom We The Kingdom to Perform "Silent Night (Heavenly Peace)" on Fox & Friends this Friday, Dec. 24

Tune-in to Fox & Friends (check local listings) this Friday (12.24) to see 2x GRAMMY-nominated We The Kingdom perform a special Christmas Eve rendition of "Silent Night (Heavenly Peace)."... << Full Report >>

The Ball Brothers To Start New Year With Launch Of New Audio And Video Single With Gaither Music Group

Set to release on January 7, 2022, the widely-acclaimed Gospel music quartet The Ball Brothers bring their lush harmonies and signature style to their soul-stirring rendition of the Gaither-penned classic “I’m Free... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 21, 2021*

Kim Person Celebrates Billboard 2021 Year-End Top Gospel Album Appearance

Two-time Stellar Award nominated powerhouse vocalist Kim Person current project The Journey 2.0 [EP] lands at the No. 49 position on Billboard 2021 Year-End Top Gospel Album chart. Released on October 1, 2021, the 5-song EP also celebrates 7 straight weeks on the Top 30 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart and peaking at No. 7... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 20, 2021*

Dante Bowe Dante Bowe Makes History with Three Simultaneous Nominations in Single Category at 64th Grammy Awards

Multi-platinum selling performer and award-winning songwriter Dante Bowe has broken the record for the greatest number of simultaneous nominations in the Best Gospel Performance/Song category at the 64th GRAMMY Awards. His nominations include solo singles “Voice of God” and “joyful.” as well as a nod for songwriting on... << Full Report >>

Jonathan McReynolds Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music Help Close Out 2021 with a Holiday Tiny Desk Concert

Today, NPR Music premiered a special Tiny Desk Concert featuring GRAMMY-winning artists Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music. Coming off the release of their collaborative album, Jonny x Mali: Live in LA, and the Jonny x Mali Tour earlier this year, the two artists showcase their prolific talents in this holiday themed performance... << Full Report >>

Damon Little Damon Little's "Stand Up" Tops Gospel Radio

GRAMMY Award winner, songwriter, soul singer, and activist Damon Little current radio single “Stand Up” hits #1 on Billboard Gospel AirPlay and Mediabase Radio charts this week. Powered by radio promotions firm By Any Means Necessary the emotionally charged song spends 44 weeks in the Top 30 making it the longest running radio single in 2021 on Billboards Gospel AirPlay chart. Additionally, “Stand Up” lands at #8 on the Year-End 2021... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, December 18, 2021*

iNTELLECT iNTELLECT Drops One More Project Before 2021 Concludes

Driven by precision and sound, technical hip hop ability, Ohio emcee iNTELLECT has developed into a model of consistency in the Christian rap world. As a listener you know that you are going to be met with lyricism that is firmly rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. With the calendar preparing to turn over to a new year, iNTELLECT delivers a final musical offering during... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 17, 2021*

Lacey Sturm Lacey Sturm Unveils Intimate Video for Stirring New Song "Awaken Love"

Lacey Sturm has debuted a stunning, intimate new music video for her song “Awaken Love.” The video premiered on Knotfest at noon EST on December 17... << Full Report >>

Buried Above Releases Self-Titled Album, Produced by Josiah Prince and Andrew Stanton of Disciple

Buried Above has released their self-titled debut solo album, a rousing rock record co-produced by Josiah Prince and Andrew Stanton of Disciple. The album follows the singles “It’s Never Too Late” and “The Nations Fall (feat Josh Bramlett),” which had a consistent presence on CMW’s Christian rock chart throughout 2021... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 16, 2021*

MercyMe MercyMe Celebrates Seventh RIAA GOLD Certification of LIFER

Multi-platinum, award-winning band MercyMe is celebrating the RIAA Gold Certification of their 2017 album LIFER. Fair Trade Services' Founder/President Jeff Moseley and Senior VP of Marketing & Promo Dan Michaels, along with Scott Brickell and Kim Davis from the band's management, BrickHouse Entertainment, recently presented commemorative... << Full Report >>

Karima Enters Top 5 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart

KARIMA, celebrated vocalist and New Orleans native, marks her first solo Top 5 single this week with her DARE Records debut single “Redeemer.” KARIMA bridges the gap between Gospel and CCM while sounding effortless on “Redeemer,” which has connected with audiences across the country and sits atop the Billboard Gospel Radio Airplay chart at Number 5... << Full Report >>

Tamela Mann Tamela Mann To Appear on Tamron Hall, Tomorrow, December 17

Award-Winning Artist, Accomplished Actress, Songwriter, Producer, and Businesswoman, Tamela Mann will appear on the Tamron Hall show tomorrow, Friday, December 17. Her Billboard No. 1 album Best Days includes the No. 1 Platinum single “Take Me to The King” and received Billboard’s “Album of the Decade” for 2010-2019, in the Gospel category... << Full Report >>

Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Announces "I Believe It Now Tour" Beginning Feb. 2022

Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announces their “I Believe It Now Tour,” beginning Feb. 2022, with ticket pre-sale beginning today, 12/16. Fans can register for pre-sale tickets from Dec. 16-22 and purchase general tickets beginning Dec. 22 @ 10 AM local time HERE... << Full Report >>

Little Egypt Worship Releases Debut Single

Little Egypt Worship, a new worship ministry created by music industry veteran Jermaine Bollinger, has released its first single to digital platforms. “Revival,” written and produced by Bollinger, is available for streaming and purchase, with a radio single set for early 2022... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 15, 2021*

John Schlitt John Schlitt and The Union of Sinners and Saints Unveil Reimagined Version of the Classic Christmas Song, "The Birthday of a King"

Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist and Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame member John Schlitt reunites with The Union of Sinners & Saints to deliver a heartfelt, tender, reimagined version of the classic Christmas song, “The Birthday of a King... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 14, 2021*

DJ Maj Dj Maj Presents Live From Orlando NYE 2021 Streaming Event

Those who have experienced TobyMac live in concert, are familiar with Dj Maj and his ability to bring the party vibe. The GMA Dove Award-nominated DJ and producer will ring in 2022 as the finale for the Fellowship Of Christian Cheerleaders' competition in Orlando... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 13, 2021*

NEEDTOBREATHE NEEDTOBREATHE Close Out 2021 with Seven-Figure Donations to For Others and OneWorld Health

Continuing a tradition of giving back, GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE close out a banner 2021 with charitable contributions to OneWorld Health and For Others.  After over a decade of work raising funds and awareness for the incredible mission of OneWorld Health, the group hosted NEEDTOBREATHE & Friends One Night Only Supporting OneWorld... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Announce 24-City "Healer Tour"

GRAMMY® winning multi-platinum group Casting Crowns has announced plans for the 24-city “Healer Tour” set to hit major arenas and venues this coming spring. Presented by Compassion International, the tour gets underway Feb. 17, following the January release of the band’s brand new album, Healer (Jan. 14)... << Full Report >>

Brian Head Welch Brian "Head" Welch and Sleeping Giant's Tommy Green Partner with New App Pyvott to Fight Human Trafficking

Brian “Head” Welch (Korn, Love & Death) and Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant) have partnered with new ethical social media app Pyvott to raise funds for the nonprofit Run Against Traffic, which supports aftercare initiatives for survivors of human trafficking... << Full Report >>

*Sunday, December 12, 2021*

Trip Lee Trip Lee Returns with New Single and Video, "Supernatural"

Rapper, pastor, husband, father, and 116 Clique founding member, TRIP LEE, is back with another single, "Supernatural!" "This song, Supernatural, is about some of the things I wish were different in our world. Some of them are big and important— and others are lighthearted— but all of them represent exactly how I felt when I wrote it," shares Trip. "We've all been through A LOT in the past few years. And when we look at how messed up our world is, it's clear that we can't fix everything on our own. Some things are just too big and out of our control. If it's gonna... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 10, 2021*

Lacey Sturm Lacey Sturm Releases Stirring New Ballad, "Awaken Love"

Record-setting hard rock queen Lacey Sturm has released an offering of mystery and romance with “Awaken Love.” The song is available on all major streaming platforms at Both atmospheric and intimate, “Awaken Love” is a string-driven ballad that Lacey co-wrote with Skillet’s Korey Cooper. The song explores what it feels like to be immersed in the... << Full Report >>

Cody Carnes Worship Leader Cody Carnes Releases New Song Today, "Firm Foundation (He Won't)"

Multi-GRAMMY nominated artist, songwriter, and worship leader Cody Carnes has released his newest song, "Firm Foundation (He Won't)", available today. Since his label debut in 2017, Carnes has co-written numerous songs that have become anthems for listeners... << Full Report >>

Provident Entertainment Provident Entertainment Welcomes Ben Cantelon, Senior Director of A&R

Provident Entertainment welcomes worship leader, songwriter, and producer Ben Cantelon to the team as Senior Director of A&R. As a songwriter, Cantelon has co-written songs with Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Matt Redman, Maverick City, Newsboys, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Matt Maher, Michael W. Smith, Passion and many more. He has... << Full Report >>

Dorothy Anne Releases Joy-Filled "Best Day Ever," A Song Celebrating Family and Friends

Texas-based singer songwriter Dorothy Anne has released new song “Best Day Ever,” a perfectly timed infusion of joy for celebrating time with family and friends this season. You can get “Best Day Ever” on Spotify and Apple Music... << Full Report >>

Artist, Author and Evangelist Maddie Rey Debuts New Music Video for "This Christmas"

Off the cusp of her latest book release DWELL: Empowering The Next Generation To Live The Life God Intended (Church of Joy Publishing, 11/16), author, speaker and music artist Maddie Rey has unveiled a new music video for her latest single "This Christmas." The re-imagined version of the holiday classic is now available across all... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 9, 2021*

Zach Williams Zach Williams' LP "I Don't Want Christmas To End" Is Reaching The Masses; Tour In Full Swing

With Zach Williams' first-ever full-length Christmas album, I Don't Want Christmas To End, out now with Provident Label Group/Sony Music, this two-time GRAMMY®-winning... << Full Report >>

Carolyn Arends Carolyn Arends Brings Christmas Cheer in December 12th Free Livestream Concert

Last month, Carolyn Arends celebrated the full streaming release of her RECOGNITION project with a live-stream concert on Facebook that left her fans clamouring for a follow-up Christmas concert. Their wish was her command, and she and her duo partner, Spencer Capier, will be returning to Facebook and YouTube with a very merry streaming event on Sunday, December 12 at 4 PM Pacific/7 PM Eastern... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music Celebrates Numerous RIAA Certifications

GRAMMY nominated, internationally renowned artist collective Bethel Music has recently celebrated nine new RIAA Certifications ranging from Gold to 2x Platinum. The Gold Certifications include “Ever Be” by Bethel Music & kalley, “Goodness of God” by Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson, “You Make Me Brave” by Bethel Music & Amanda Lindsey Cook... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Extend Industry Record with Seventh No. 1 Single, "Relate"

Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo and Platinum selling Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY have extended their record for consecutive No. 1 singles to seven with “Relate” – the lead single from the Smallbones’ March 2022 release What Are We Waiting For?. “Relate” has hit No. 1 on... << Full Report >>

Jonathan Cain Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Journey Member Jonathan Cain Hosts "Wonder Of Wonders Christmas Concert" Dec. 22

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member  Jonathan Cain  will stream live his “Wonder Of Wonders Christmas Concert” from City Of Destiny Dec. 22 beginning at 7:00 pm ET. Hosted by Cain and his wife, City Of Destiny Senior Pastor... << Full Report >>

Munday Martin Releases Sci-Fi Music Video for "The Fix Is In"

Munday Martin was inspired to write "The Fix Is In" while he was suffering tremendously from a bad case of COVID pneumonia which took him to the emergency room twice because of low oxygen levels. A melody came to him in the night which he knew was from the Lord. Even though he was suffering, the... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 8, 2021*

Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Will Release New Album, "Healer," January 14th

GRAMMY® Award-winning group Casting Crowns will release their new album, Healer, on January 14, 2022. The pre-order for the new album is available here. The title track for the album... << Full Report >>

Crowder Crowder Goes Behind the Scenes of Incredible Home Renovation

Three-time GRAMMY nominee David Crowder aka "Crowder" and his wife Toni took PEOPLE Magazine on a tour of their renovated Atlanta abode, which they purchased in 2014 and completely flipped into a contemporary architectural dream. Once dubbed among the "ugliest homes" in the city, here are some of the unique pieces you can see throughout the tour... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, December 7, 2021*

Kirk Franklin "The Jesus Music" Debuts on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Today, December 7

With a coveted "A" Cinema Score, a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, and a plethora of coverage from a wide range of press and critics, The Jesus Music, released by Lionsgate, and the latest hit directed by the Erwin brothers, is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital today... << Full Report >>

*Monday, December 6, 2021*

A.K.A. Fisher Releases New Single, "Gervin"

Tentmaker Music artist A.K.A. Fisher has teamed with Christian media outlet FiveTwenty Collective on the release of his newest single, Gervin. Writing and producing music since the age of 12, A.K.A. Fisher incorporates an old school flavor to many of his compositions. He combines hard-hitting beats with lyrics that reflect his Christian faith, using a unique audio experience to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ... << Full Report >>

*Friday, December 3, 2021*

Steven Malcolm Steven Malcolm Recollects The Past, Revels In The Present With "Rooftop Freestyle"

IVAV recording artist Steven Malcolm is back with another collaborative single two months after teaming up with chart-topping rapper KB for the viral hit “On Point.” This time, he’s paying tribute to the hip-hop hustle with “Rooftop Freestyle (feat. Derek Minor),” a laidback track that finds the rapper ruminating not only on where he came from... << Full Report >>

Sara Groves Sara Groves' New Album Garners Critical Acclaim

On November 12, singer-songwriter Sara Groves released her 14th career studio album, What Makes It Through. This is her first collection of original songs since 2015’s Floodplain. These songs about healing and reconciliation in an unsettled world have made an instant connection... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music REVERE Releases "There Is No Higher Name" In English And Portuguese

In partnership with OnimusicIntegrity Music announces a double release from REVEREthe new Portuguese single "Não Há Nome Maior" featuring Brazil’s Gabriel Guedes and Gabriela Rocha along with a newly recorded version of "There Is No Higher Name" featuring... << Full Report >>

Dan Bremnes Dan Bremnes Sees Glass Half-Full On New Song, "Wouldn't Change A Thing"

Curb | Word Entertainment artist Dan Bremnes is grateful for the purpose in the pain on new song, “Wouldn’t Change A Thing,” available today (12/3). Listen to the easygoing track HERE. On “Wouldn’t Change A Thing,” Bremnes reasons that life might not be easy, and we might not always be able to change the direction it takes us, but it doesn’t mean we won’t end up... << Full Report >>

Love Like Gravity Announces "Break the Silence" Album Pre-Sale

A new CD, “Break the Silence,” literally breaks the musical silence by popular Christian rock band Love Like Gravity. Following a six-year period since the band’s last new music, pre-sales start today for the highly-anticipated new album. Fans can pre-order on iTunes or the band's official website; the official digital release is set for... << Full Report >>

Two New Christmas Singles Available Today from StowTown Records

Christmas: a celebration of the birth of our Savior. Songwriters and musicians have blessed us with so many songs about the Christ Child. Today, two StowTown artists have released two more amazing Christmas songs. The Kramers released “All You Are,” ... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, December 2, 2021*

Lecrae Lecrae and 1K Phew Collaborative Album, "No Church In A While," Releases December 3

On Friday, December 3rd, Lecrae and 1K Phew will release their new collaborative album, No Church In A While, which features 10 tracks including “Wildin” “Ready Or Not,” “Move It,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner”... << Full Report >>

Teddy and Tina Campbell Announce Holiday Release "A Married Christmas," Due Out Friday

Music’s inspirational power couple, Teddy and Tina Campbell, have shared details on their first Holiday release, A Married Christmas, to be released this Friday - December 3rd, 2021. The collaborative release, inspired by and celebrating the couple’s love, features intimate songs like... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music Integrity Music Launches Integrated Music Rights To Support Independent Worship Artists and Songwriters

Today, Integrity Music announced the launch of Integrated Music Rights. Integrated Music Rights offers fully integrated distribution and song publishing administration along with playlisting, full-service accounting, and royalty-processing services for... << Full Report >>

Latin GRAMMY®-Nominee Christine D'Clario to Embark on "Hasta Poder Ver" Spring Worship Tour

Following her recent Dove Award win for Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year for “Donde Está El Espíritu De Dios,” Latin GRAMMY®-nominated worship artist Christine D’Clario is set to embark on her Hasta Poder Ver Tour this spring. Featuring 2021 Dove Award Winner Evan Craft and special guest Jared... << Full Report >>

Newsboys The STAND TOGETHER TOUR Takes To The Road This February

The Awakening Foundation announced today a new tour concept called the STAND TOGETHER TOUR. The 22-city trek beginning in Kentucky on February 3rd and finishing up in Oklahoma on May 13th will include 3 of the biggest names in CCM. Industry veterans, NEWSBOYS will be joined by Danny Gokey and Mac Powell for a night of music with a shared purpose. Along the way... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, December 1, 2021*

Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Together with Bridgestone Arena and Nashville Predators Launch a KultureCity Sensory Room

KultureCity has partnered with Bridgestone Arena and Nashville Predators to make the venue and all the programs and events that the arena hosts to be sensory inclusive. This initiative promotes an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with a sensory issue that visit. Bridgestone Arena and Nashville Predators have taken the next steps and created a sensory room for guests to use at all events... << Full Report >>

Tasha Layton "Look What You've Done" Reigns at Radio Becoming Tasha Layton's First No. 1 Hit

“Look What You’ve Done,” the resounding anthem of hope from BEC Recordings’ powerhouse vocalist Tasha Layton, has landed in the top spot on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart this week, earning the acclaimed singer/songwriter her first #1 hit and latest milestone in a history-making year... << Full Report >>

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