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February, 2019



*Thursday, February 28, 2019*


Don Moen Reacts to GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction Announcement

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) revealed the latest slate of inductees and honorees for this year's GMA Honors & Hall of Fame Ceremony, to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. Don Moen – internationally renown worship leader, singer, songwriter, author, and executive – was announced as one of the individuals slated to... << Full Report >>

Independent Artist Latrese Releases New Single

“One Touch,” the newest single from independent Christian artist Latrese is set to release to Christian AC and Gospel-formatted radio outlets today. “One Touch” is the follow up to “Rest In Love,” the singer’s first single, which debuted at No. 1... << Full Report >>

Annie Moses Band Annie Moses Band Announces Gov. Mike Huckabee as Gala Host for the 16th Annual Annie Moses Summer Music Festival

Nashville-based award-winning, Juilliard-educated Annie Moses Band, known for its impeccable artistry and genre-defying music, announces today that special guest Governor Mike Huckabee will host the “Grit and Grandeur” Grand Gala July 20 during this year’s 2019 Annie Moses Summer Music Festival. Now in its 16th year, this highly-anticipated annual event, which culminates with the Grand Gala, will be held... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, February 27, 2019*


Cindy Morgan 13-Time Dove Award Winner Cindy Morgan Releases New EP "Autumn and Eve" March 8

2-time Grammy Nominee and 13-time Dove Award-winner Cindy Morgan is gearing up for the release of her new EP, Autumn & Eve, on March 8, 2019. This is the follow-up of her critically acclaimed 2015 album Bows & Arrows (which won Best Folk Album at the 38th GMA Covenant Awards)... << Full Report >>

Newsboys CAA Signs Newsboys

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys and will represent the band in all areas in conjunction with the H20 Artist Agency. CAA will expand the touring opportunities for Newsboys, featuring Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, as well as Newsboys United, which includes former Newsboys band members Peter Furler and Phil Joel... << Full Report >>

Natasha Owens Releases Third Full-Length Album, "Warrior," March 29

Award-winning singer / songwriter Natasha Owens globally releases her third, full-length album, Warrior, March 29 from Radiate Music. The first radio single and title track from the album goes for adds at radio outlets internationally beginning today... << Full Report >>

Planetshakers' Youth Band planetboom Releases 1st Full-Length Album, "Jesus Over Everything"

Following a wave of creativity, passion for the world’s youth and the release of five singles that have collectively received more than three million views on YouTube alone, the dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, reveals its first full-length album, companion book and audiobook. All entitled Jesus Over Everything, the projects globally release March 22 from Venture3 Media... << Full Report >>

Jekalyn Carr Announces 2nd Annual "You Will Win" Conference

Jekalyn Carr – internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist/author/actress/speaker/entrepreneur – has announced plans for her second annual "You Will Win" Conference. The event will be held June 21 - 22, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Registration and more information are now available at www.youwillwin.org... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, February 26, 2019*


Tedashii Tedashii Releases New Single “God Flex” and Announces Album

Rapper Tedashii releases “God Flex”, a new single available now for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via Reach Records. Explaining the meaning behind the song, Tedashii says, “It’s about a time in my life when it felt like I wanted to give up. But the sun came out and it made everything new. God flexed in my moment and he can flex in your moment... << Full Report >>

LOVECOLLIDE Receives JUNO Nomination For Acclaimed "Tired Of Basic" Album

Sisters Lauren Budnick and Brooke DeLeary of the faith-forward pop duo LOVECOLLIDE released their third full-length album, Tired Of Basic (4/13/18) on ABS Entertainment, LLC with global distribution through The Fuel Music. Garnering a GMA Canada Covenant Award nomination, widespread... << Full Report >>

Jon Egan To Release New Live Album, UNVEIL, March 2

This album is for the weak because it was made by the weak, it’s for the broken because it was made by the broken.” Worship leader and songwriter Jon Egan has battled depression and anxiety for most of his life and knows firsthand what it means to bring a sacrifice of praise. With new album Unveil, available March 29 through Integrity Music, the former lead singer of Desperation Band invites listeners to do the same, singing God’s promises over and through their own struggles... << Full Report >>

*Monday, February 25, 2019*


JJ Heller JJ Heller Releases Poignant Rendition of 'Mary Poppins Returns' "The Place Where Lost Things Go"

In case you missed Bette Midler's heartwarming performance of the Oscar nominated tune from Mary Poppins Returnswhich earned a standing ovation at last night's 91st Academy Awards, singer/songwriter JJ Heller has released a wistful rendering of the beloved "The Place Where Lost Things Go... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music Partners with Fathom Events Bringing First Ever Feature Film, "Bright Ones," To Cinemas Nationwide for One Day Only

Bethel Music’s Bright Ones will bring its first ever feature film of the same name to cinemas nationwide this spring for a special one-night event. Presented by Fathom Events, families will be able to enjoy the film in over 700 select movie theaters on Apr. 22. In addition to the screening, Bright Ones will be available in select churches through the Fathom Affinity Network in partnership with Collide... << Full Report >>

Laura Kaczor Impacting Christian Radio with Ian Eskelin-Produced Single, "Greater"

Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Laura Kaczor is kicking off the new year with the release of “Greater,” the latest radio single from her fourth studio album, Restore Me (LifeThirst Music) — produced by Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin (All-Star United, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless). The message of the song is resonating with stations, landing an impressive 37 adds in the first few weeks, receiving airplay from coast to coast as well... << Full Report >>

*Sunday, February 24, 2019*


Legendary CCM Act David & The Giants Announce New Album

David Huff, pioneer CCM artist along with the group David and the Giants are proud to announce the release of their brand new studio recording, “What Are You Waiting For?” due out on March 5th, 2019. This is their first new recording as a group since 1996. It reunites the original members of David Huff, Rayborn Huff, Clayborn Huff... << Full Report >>

*Friday, February 22, 2019*


Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Releases "AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience" Today From Rocketown Records, The Fuel Music

Iconic, multi-Platinum-selling, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith hosted an inclusive, multi-racial, multi-denominational and multi-generational gathering of 14,000 people at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN last August. The energy, passion and unity of the event was captured as it happened on AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience releasing today (Feb. 22) from... << Full Report >>

Lindy & The Circuit Riders Release "Driven By Love"

Lindy & The Circuit Riders, helmed by worship leader Lindy Conant-Cofer, release their highly anticipated Driven By Love to critical claim. The 15-track collection, available now with Bethel Music's imprint, Heritage Music, sees Conant-Cofer alongside the Circuit... << Full Report >>

UPPERROOM Releases First Full-Length Album, "To The One," Today

UPPERROOM globally releases amidst acclaim its fourth recording and first full-length album, To The One, today (Feb. 22), through The Fuel Music. Available now at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon.com, Google Play and more outlets internationally through https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/totheone, the new full-length recording captures nine anthems that have inspired not only the members of UPPERROOM, the church in... << Full Report >>

CCM Artist Madaline Garcia Releases New Single

Known for her unbelievably strong voice and kind, gentle spirit, Madaline Garcia, has an aggressive release schedule this year starting with her new single. “I Am Found” is available now for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via WieRok Entertainment. ... << Full Report >>

New Instrumental Worship Album "Still:Volume 3," Featuring The Creak Music, Available March 1

Integrity Music announces the March 1 global release of Still:Volume 3, a new installment in the label’s critically-acclaimed instrumental series that features guest artist-producers delivering a unique sound and aesthetic to each album. For the 12-track Still:Volume 3, the producers and musicians of Franklin, Tennessee-based indie label and production studio... << Full Report >>

Influencers' Latest Single Born Out Of Experiences In Haiti And U.S.

With origins in Haiti and domestically, Influencers’ newest “† (just the cross)” is being unveiled today. While helping with the feeding efforts of Convoy of Hope in Haiti, the song was born post seeing a literal cross on the Haitian hilltop. The diversity-filled, Aussie worship group finished the track while on retreat in their adopted home of Georgia. The track was two years in the making with the sovereignty and simplicity of the cross being at the core of the song... << Full Report >>

Sister Duo Alicia & Whitney Release New Album

Alicia & Whitney, a sister duo based in Branson, Missouri, are releasing a new album today on iTunes and other digital distributors. The project, titled “A Portrait of Worship,” is an 11-song collection written by the sisters. The album is also available for purchase on the duo’s website... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Celebrates 14th No. 1 Radio Single; New Music Video Debuts

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns begins the year with the group's 14th No. 1 radio single with the title track of the newest album, Only Jesus. The single is currently No.1 on the National Christian Audience chart for three weeks. The multi-week No. 1 single, "Only Jesus," was one of the fastest-charting songs of 2018. "Only Jesus" gave Casting Crowns their 26th Top 10 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart, the most by any artist... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, February 21, 2019*


Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson Celebrates No. 1 Billboard Christian AC Single, "No Matter What"

Gotee Records and First Company Management recently celebrated Ryan Stevenson's No. 1 Billboard AC single "No Matter What." This single hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart for three consecutive weeks and according to Billboard is still in Christian radio’s overall Top 20 recurrent songs. It is his third consecutive Top 5 Billboard Christian Airplay and Christian AC radio single in the last three years... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music Welcomes Award Winning Worship Artist William McDowell

Integrity Music welcomes worship leader, pastor, author and recording artist William McDowell and announces the forthcoming release of a new, live album from the GRAMMY Award nominee. McDowell, who serves as pastor of Orlando, Florida’s Deeper Fellowship Church, previously released five critically-acclaimed albums – As We Worship, Arise, Withholding Nothing, Sounds Of Revival and Sounds Of Revival: Part 2 – winning Dove and Stellar Awards and earning a GRAMMY nomination for his work... << Full Report >>

Mike Mains & The Branches Premiere New Single, "Live Forever"

Mike Mains & The Branches are premiering their new song "Live Forever" exclusively today via PopMatters. Stream  HERE . "Live Forever" is the latest single from the band's upcoming album, When We Were In Love, their first in five years, due out on 4/5 via Tooth & Nail Records. In support, the band will embark on a spring tour, kicking off in Columbus, OH on 3/9 and wrapping up in Ferndale, MI on 4/19. See below for a full list of dates. For more information, and to pre-order When We Were In Love, please visit: https://mikemainsmusic.com/... << Full Report >>

Tuesday, February 19, 2019*


Andrew Peterson Andrew Peterson Prepares for Second Annual Resurrection Letters Tour

Dove Award-nominated recording artist, songwriter, filmmaker, and award-winning author Andrew Peterson prepares for his second annual Resurrection Letters Tour, with most tour dates booked and tickets going fast (available here). Featuring indie artist Taylor Leonhardt and special guest Skye Peterson, the tour runs April 5 through May 11... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Reaches Top 10 with Latest Single, "God Only Knows"

Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY continues to reach new milestones with their latest single “God Only Knows.” The track is currently No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Christian chart and is quickly approaching an impressive 20 million total on demand streams. “God Only Knows” has already reached Top 10 on both the Billboard and Mediabase audience charts, making... << Full Report >>

Bryan Popin's Little Boy Wonder Music Teams with Fred Jerkins' DarkChild Gospel

Billboard #1 independent recording artist, 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award winner and 2019 two-time Stellar Award nominee Bryan Popin and his imprint Little Boy Wonder Music has secured a joint business venture with Fred Jerkins' DarkChild Gospel... << Full Report >>

*Monday, February 18, 2019*


Fireflight Fireflight Joins RockFest Records Family

GRAMMY® nominated Christian rock favorites Fireflight have signed an exclusive recording contract with Nashville Label Group’s RockFest Records, it was announced today. Since their 2006 debut, Fireflight has become one of the genre’s most beloved bands with nine #1 Christian rock hits to their credit... << Full Report >>

Christopher Williams Releases Songs Based on Old Testament Book of Joel

Award-winning singer-songwriter Christopher Williams released his 12th independent album, We Will Remember, on February 8, 2019. These twelve songs are designed for congregational worship and personal devotional, and are based on the Old Testament book of Joel... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music Shares Story of Three-Year Old Jaxon Taylor Who Inspired New Song from "Victory"

“The Power Of Praise - The Miracle of Jaxon’s Healing” video piece was just unveiled sharing the astonishing experience from multiple voices including his parents Joel and Janie Taylor, Jonathan & Melissa Helser, Brian & Jenn Johnson and Bill Johnson. In the battle for the now three year-old Jaxon, the son of Bethel Music CEO Joel Taylor, the global church community... << Full Report >>

James Gardin To Release "Sweet Jesus" EP Friday, February 22

Sweet Jesus! By no means is that anyone taking the Lord's name in vain. Think of it as more of a proclamation of excitement and expectation of the brand new EP by Illect's James Gardin. James Gardin often refers to himself as The World's Most Encouraging Rapper but considering his work rate and the influx of loosies over the past couple of years, he may need to change... << Full Report >>

Urban Inspirational Soul Band Sensere Release New Album

The electrifying, urban-inspirational soul band, Sensere, is back in a major way with their third independent full-length project, God, Family, The Band (WrightSound Records/IndieBlu. Released a few weeks ago, this set is 35 minutes of energetic, musical brilliance that captures Sensere’s distinct, soulful sounds and God centered message. The album is currently sitting at #22 on the Billboard Gospel Album Sales chart... << Full Report >>

*Friday, February 15, 2019*


LEDGER LEDGER Unveils Compelling New Single, "Completely," Available Now

LEDGER has released a brand-new single, "Completely," available now with Fair Trade Services. Last year saw drummer and vocalist Jen Ledger of multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated rock band Skillet stepping out from the behind the drums as her own frontwoman to release her critically acclaimed self-titled EP. LEDGER (Atlantic, Hear it Loud) made the highest debut on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart... << Full Report >>

Passion Passion Drops New "Step Into The Light" Single Featuring Sean Curran

Recorded in front of nearly 40,000 young adults, Passion is unveiling “Step Into The Light” featuring Sean Curran today. Not initially on the January release of Follow You Anywhere, the song’s release comes in the midst of much anticipation and conversation after the song was debuted live at Passion 2019. Passion 2019 drew audiences from across the globe filling arenas in Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, D.C. To listen to “Step Into The Light... << Full Report >>

Highlands Worship Releases Single "Jesus You Alone" Today

With a passion to encourage congregational worship, create resources for churches and draw listeners closer to God, Highlands Worship releases a brand new, full band recording of “Jesus You Alone” today (Feb. 15) with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music. Available now at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, Spotify and more digital retail and streaming outlets everywhere through https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/jesusyoualonesingle, the new single is from the worship ministry of Birmingham... << Full Report >>

Jonathan McReynolds Earns 50th NAACP Image Award Nomination for 'Outstanding Gospel Album'

Entertainment One Nashville  celebrates a  50 th  NAACP Image Award  nomination for  Jonathan McReynolds, whose Billboard #1 album  “Make Room”  received a nomination for “Outstanding Gospel Album.” The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) TV One joint press conference with  Derrick Johnson , President... << Full Report >>

29:11 Worship Releases "Marble & Mortar Vol. 1" On DREAM Worship

Tempe, AZ worship experience, 29:11 Worship releases their debut album on DREAM Label Group's Dream Worship today. This soaking worship album is the first in a two part volume. Released as an eight-song EP, Marble & Mortar Volume I is collection of pieces with an expressive and heartfelt mission to go deeper into an experience with God in a congregational setting or in a personal devotion time. By combining the worlds of creativity and a heart for the Church, this is sure to be a project to challenge you in your walk with... << Full Report >>

Reach Records' 1K Phew Debuts "What's Understood" EP

1K Phew, the Atlanta based rapper-songwriter and Reach Records recording artist, announces the release of his new EP What’s Understood. Releasing today (February 15, 2019), the 7-track project is now available for purchase and streaming across all DSPs here... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music "Bethel Music En Español" Available Today

Offering a 14-track collection of Bethel Music favorites, Bethel Music En Español is out today marking the first full length release completely in Spanish. Bethel Music En Español pairs known Bethel Music voices like Jonathan & Melissa Helser, Josh Baldwin, Brian & Jenn Johnson, Steffany Gretzinger, Cory Asbury and others with leading voices influencing Latin America. Internationally recognized artist and author Christine D'Clario joins the... << Full Report >>

Neon Feather Releases New Song, "Come To Life," Featuring Matty Mullins

Centricity Music artist Neon Feather, aka Ben Thompson, has released his latest song, “Come To Life,” featuring CCM singer Matty Mullins. The pop track is available now on all digital outlets. The song features Neon’s top-notch production, with up-tempo synth hooks and rhythmic base-drops. Neon says he loved the opportunity to work with Mullins on the song, along with cowriter Paul Duncan... << Full Report >>

Duo The Cashmans Launch Pre-Release Campaign for 'City of God'

Evangelistic husband and wife singer/songwriter duo, The Cashmans, are thrilled to announce a special pre-release campaign for the long awaited national release of their CD, City of God. The project is slated to impact retail March 1, 2019, from CLG Distribution, and will be available digitally from major online retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, at an MSRP of $9.99... << Full Report >>

Kevin Ward Release New Single, "He Loves"

Kevin Ward grew up in a military family and was quickly influenced by music. He listened to his mother singing at home and in church and was quickly influenced by those sounds and began singing at a young age. Now, Kevin has given his life to Christ and through some prior mishaps and struggles in his life, came up with the song, “He Loves”. This song delivers an emotional and testimonial message that God loves us no matter what state we are in... << Full Report >>

Erica Mason Releases New Single, "Talks With Loneliness"

At some point, many of us have struggled with feeling like we are alone. In her new single, "Talks with Loneliness," Erica Mason addresses her own feelings of loneliness and exposes the truth of her emotions. While being surrounded by a crowd, Erica struggled with still feeling invisible.  She talks about the importance of running to God to find true intimacy. When the heart has many voids, one is tempted to use comforts to fill that void... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, February 14, 2019*


Phil Wickham Premier Productions Presents OUTCRY Revival Nights Tour 2019

Premier Productions presents OUTCRY Revival Nights Tour 2019, sponsored by World Vision. The lights and sounds of a movement, OUTCRY is a gathering of worshipers and a hallmark of revival within the local church. Featuring a unique collaboration of some of the industry's top worship artists, this year's lineup features Phil Wickham, Passion Music, Chris Quilala from Jesus Culture, Cody Carnes, Lindy Conant, Meredith Andrews, with speaker Chad Veach. Artists vary by market. Each night will offer the chance to come together as one unified... << Full Report >>

Tasha Cobbs Leonard Earns NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Gospel Album

Multiple award-winner, singer-songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard earns her 2nd NAACP Image Award nomination for her 2018 album “Heart.Passion.Pursuit.: Live At Passion City.”  The phenomenal live album, which offered outstanding live performances of Cobbs Leonard’s popular songs, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart when it was released in November 2018 and... << Full Report >>

Melinda McGlasson Celebrates New EP with Release Concert

Worship leader and cancer survivor Melinda McGlasson is set to celebrate the release of her new EP with a release concert on Sunday, February 17. McGlasson will perform songs from her 5-track project at the event, which will be held at Connection Church in Guymon, Oklahoma... << Full Report >>

RCA Inspiration Celebrates 2 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Kirk Franklin RCA Inspiration celebrates two nominations for the 2019 50TH NAACP Image Awards®, with chart-topping artist Koryn Hawthorne garnering recording nods for Outstanding New Artist, and Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) for her #1 full-length debut Unstoppable... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, February 13, 2019*


Skillet Skillet's John Cooper Launches "Cooper Stuff Podcast" Today

Taking a cue from what he gets asked about most from fans, a desire to have some fun and to live out the golden rule, multi-platinum and GRAMMY® nominated Skillet front man John Cooper has officially launched his “Cooper Stuff” podcast today. Available on Skillet’s YouTube Channel, iTunes and more... << Full Report >>

Ron Rawls, Mandisa's Musical Director, Releases First Single as Solo Artist

Grammy and Dove Award-winning musician Ron Rawls enters the artist arena with today’s release of his first single as a solo entertainer. “Heaven’s Perspective,” is going for adds to Christian AC and Gospel-formatted radio outlets... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, February 12, 2019*


Sarah Kroger Integrity Music Welcomes Worship Artist Sarah Kroger

Integrity Music welcomes Catholic worship leader and songwriter Sarah Kroger and announces the April release of her new album, Bloom, produced by Audrey Assad. The album is preceded by singles “Pieces,” featuring a duet with Assad, on Feb. 22 and “Freedom In The Spirit” on March 22... << Full Report >>

Essential Music Publishing Congratulates Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury on their FIRST GRAMMY AWARDS

Provident Music Group/Sony Music along with Essential Music Publishing congratulate producers/songwriters Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury on their first career GRAMMY Award wins Sunday night at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Ingram and Mabury were honored as winners for the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "You Say" by Lauren Daigle... << Full Report >>

John Schlitt John Schlitt Releases First New Music In Six Years

Legendary CCM entertainer John Schlitt is back at Christian radio with the rock vocalist’s first new music since 2013 with “Fighting the Fight,” a single co-written by Schlitt and Ryan Horn. The single, out today, is being serviced to Christian AC radio through A-Sides Radio Promotion. For more information about the single, contact jeff[at]asidesradiopromotion.com... << Full Report >>

G.I. Celebrates 20 Years in Music with Rising Top 15 Single, "I'm Ready"

2018 ASACP Rhythm & Soul Award recipients and Stellar/Dove Award-nominated urban group, G.I. (God's Image), continues to climb the Billboard and Mediabase Gospel Airplay charts as they celebrate 20 Years of Music and Ministry. "I'm Ready" has cracked Top 15 on Mediabase Gospel Airplay and spends its 4th week in the Top 20 on Billboard Gospel Airplay peaking this week at #18. The single is available now for download and streaming on all digital... << Full Report >>

*Monday, February 11, 2019*


James Gardin Releases "Chitown Boogie" Lyric Video

Just like the cold blasts that are synonymous with the Windy City, James Gardin once again breezes through in the form of a welcome and life-sized juxtaposition and drops this warm and catchy ditty, Chitown Boogie. This fresh new single finds The World's Most Encouraging Rapper linking up once again with his frequent collaborator, TheyCallMeHeat, to wax lyrical about the peaks and valleys of life in his inimitable... << Full Report >>

*Friday, February 8, 2019*


Sara Groves Sara Groves Reveals Brand-New Single "Jesus, See The Traveler," Featuring Poignant Collaboration with Daughter

Singer/songwriter Sara Groves unveiled "Jesus, See The Traveler," available today. A poignant collaboration with Groves' daughter, Ruby, Groves received inspiration for the song while traveling overseas, listening to recounted stories of refugees fleeing war and oppression in various parts of the world... << Full Report >>

Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's Anticipated New Single "ALIVE" Out Now

Curb | Word Entertainment award-winning band Big Daddy Weave's highly anticipated new song, “Alive,” releases today. The new single makes its debut at radio while the music video for "Alive" launches on multiple outlets online. "Alive" is the first single from the band's new album, slated to release this fall... << Full Report >>

Elias Dummer The City Harmonic Frontman Elias Dummer Releases Debut Solo Album Today

Worship leader Elias Dummer, the former frontman and founding member of The City Harmonic, released his debut album today in association with Integrity Music. “The Work Vol. 1” is a collection of 11 bold and thoughtful worship songs that wrestle with questions of identity and discipleship in an age obsessed with image and achievement... << Full Report >>

Christy Nockels Christy Nockels Releases "In Every Way" Single Today

Three-time GMA Dove Award-winning worship leader, singer-songwriter Christy Nockels announces the release of “In Every Way” today (Feb. 8) on Keeper’s Branch Records with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music. Available now at... << Full Report >>

Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews Releases New Song from March LIVE EP

In anticipation of her live EP, Faith And Wonder (Live), releasing next month on March 8th, Meredith Andrews has released another new song "Open Over Us (Live)." Check out the song and pre-order the EP here, and click below to watch the live music video. On her first live EP, Andrews invites the world to experience a very special night of congregational worship that took place in downtown Nashville at her home church The Belonging Co... << Full Report >>

Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED Releases New Single, "As You Find Me," Today

Multi-platinum selling Hillsong UNITED announces the release of their brand new single “As You Find Me.” Out today with accompanying live performance video, the track features lead vocals from UNITED’s Tulele Faletolu, who joins with Taya’s accompanying vocals in a declaration of God’s unrelenting love and grace for all humanity... << Full Report >>

Wild Harbors Build Monument with Poignant, Personal Stories

Maryland-based husband/wife duo Wild Harbors are set to bow their highly anticipated full-length debut, Monument, March 15. Produced by Andrew Osenga (Laura Story, Caedmon’s Call), the alt-pop singer/songwriter collection features 10 story-driven tracks wrapped in memorable melodies and warm harmonies... << Full Report >>

Life.Church's Switch Releases Debut EP On DREAM Records

The new EP by Life.Church's Switch, titled “Symphony” (DREAM Records), is now available. The six-song album was produced by Louis Biancaniello, Michael Biancaniello and Dameon Aranda. The title track, featuring Dillon Chase, was sent to radio stations in January and started gaining traction immediately. The song received over 20 adds before its add date of Feb. 11. It can currently be heard on stations like WAY-FM... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, February 7, 2019*


Zach Williams Zach Williams and Willie & Korie Robertson Team Up For "The Israel Encounter"

GRAMMY® winner Zach Williams will join New York Times Bestselling Authors Willie and Korie Robertson for "The Israel Encounter" - a one-of-a-kind trip to Israel November 14-21. Limited spots are available for this rare gathering that will journey to some... << Full Report >>

Bethel Music Bethel Music's "VICTORY Tour" with Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Housefires Kicks Off Nationwide Trek

Bethel Music's "Victory Tour" with Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Housefires kicked off Monday with a sold-out night at Miami’s The Fillmore. Multiple dates have followed suit, selling out in top markets including Birmingham, Houston and Dallas. The 31 date stretch finds the collective touring together for the first time in over a year while playing unique venues such as... << Full Report >>

The Persuaded to Debut "Dawn of Destruction" March 1

Dawn of Destruction, the full-length debut from Nashville-based metalcore foursome The Persuaded, is slated to bow March 1. Produced by Dathon Conner (Spoken, Icon For Hire), the RockFest Records release features 10 tracks showcasing both clean and screamed vocals atop fiercely driving guitars. The project will be available for pre-order beginning February 15, unlocking instant-grat tracks “Wolves” and “Forced Silence.”   Born from a season of pain... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, February 6, 2019*


Mike Mains & The Branches Premiere "Breathing Underwater" Video

Mike Mains & The Branches are premiering the video for their new single, "Breathing Underwater", exclusively today via Substream Magazine. "Breathing Underwater" is taken from the band's upcoming album, When We Were In Love, their first in five years, due out on 4/5 via Tooth & Nail Records. In support, the band will embark on a spring tour, kicking off in Columbus, OH on 3/9 and wrapping up in Ferndale, MI on 4/19. See below for a full list of dates. For more information... << Full Report >>

John Schlitt Takes the Stage Tonight at 'CCM United: Music, Moments, and Memories' Concert Event

Legendary rock vocalist, Grammy and Dove Award-winning, GMA Hall of Famer John Schlitt will take the stage tonight, February 6, 2019, to perform at the CCM United Music, Moments, and Memories concert event which will be held at the historic Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, February 5, 2019*


Jekalyn Carr Garners Double No. 1's

Jekalyn Carr – multi-award winning Gospel artist, speaker, author, and entrepreneur – is celebrating a rare feat. The talented individual has garnered the No. 1 spot on two national airplay charts simultaneously with the song, "It's Yours." "It's Yours" has clearly become a favorite among listeners, touching hearts and impacting lives and that is reflected on the charts. Carr hit the No. 1 spot on the... << Full Report >>

Real-Life Chronicles Of 13 Courageous Women Unveiled in Mercy Multiplied's Nancy Alcorn's New Book

Readers will meet brave women like Heather, Kirstin, Franny, Matilda and more in Treatment or Transformation: 13 Real Stories Why You Can’t Argue With A Changed Life (March 1) the latest from Mercy Multiplied Founder and President Nancy Alcorn. The book of renewal spans stories of women choosing to reach out for help in the face of... << Full Report >>

*Monday, February 4, 2019*


DREAM Records Adds Pop Artist HillaryJane To Roster

Los Angeles based label, DREAM Records, has welcomed pop artist, HillaryJane to it's roster.  Together, they will release a couple of new singles scheduled for this summer.   “We are extremely excited about our new partnership with DREAM,” says HJ. “It’s an honor to get to work with such a great team who strongly supports our music and overall vision... << Full Report >>

New Artist Titus Showers Offers Debut Radio Single, "In His Name"

A native of Hammond, Louisiana, a picture-perfect town with a population of about 20,000 people is home to celebrated singer-songwriter and new solo artist Titus Showers, Titus, the former lead singer of two-time Stellar Award nominated sibling group, The Showers, has impacted Gospel radio with his debut radio single and worship anthem "In His Name." The digital single track set to release on all digital and streaming platforms along with a live music video premeire, Friday, March 15... << Full Report >>

Matthew Parker Debuts New Music Video for "Alice"

Matthew Parker has unveiled the new music video for his track "Alice." “Back in October, Tristan Peace, my brother Luke and I drove around the Smoky Mountains while hauling a desk and a whole bunch of other stuff in the car just to make this music video. We filmed at 4 locations and put in a lot of work but had a great time. I also could hardly walk because of my not-quite-healed broken leg, but that just made it more of an interesting memory... << Full Report >>

Casey J's Sophomore Album, "The Gathering," Tops Gospel Charts

The highly anticipated second album from award-winning worship singer and songwriter, Casey J, THE GATHERING, enters both the Billboard Gospel Consumption and Gospel Albums Sales charts at number 2... << Full Report >>

*Friday, February 1, 2019*


Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Releases "AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience" Feb. 22 From Rocketown Records

Inspired by his Good Morning America-featured live worship album Surrounded, which is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album–his eleventh GRAMMY nomination, Michael W. Smith hosted “A Night to Pray, Worship and Be Awakened” at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN last August. The energy, passion and unity of the event was captured as it happened on AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience releasing Feb. 22... << Full Report >>

City RockFest Celebrates Five Years as Christian Music's Hardest Rocking Tour

Boasting a who’s who of Christian rock's biggest acts, the City RockFest Tour is set to launch its fifth year in February as Christian music’s top multi-artist hard rock outing. Industry leaders and tour founders Seventh Day Slumber anchor the 2019 lineup, which brings metalcore favorites Righteous Vendetta to the RockFest stage for the first time. In... << Full Report >>

Worship Leader Lindy Conant-Cofer Makes Emboldened Return with Lindy & The Circuit Riders

Lindy & The Circuit Riders, helmed by worship leader Lindy Conant-Cofer, unveils their latest, Driven By Love, set to release Feb. 22. with Heritage Music, an imprint of Bethel Music. The powerful 15-track collection sees Conant-Cofer alongside the Circuit Riders empowering the next generation of believers to cultivate a culture of action... << Full Report >>

Catch Grammy-Nominated #1 Artist Koryn Hawthorne and Lecrae on Single, "Unstoppable"

GRAMMY®-nominated chart topper Koryn Hawthorne, has released a fiery power anthem with her single “Unstoppable” (feat. Lecrae). Newly-released to radio and available now at digital music providers, the official music video for “Unstoppable” (feat. Lecrae) will... << Full Report >>

Sivion Releases "Fight Club" Single featuring Son and Daughter

Sivion releases "Fight Club" single featuring his son, Andreon Michael, and daughter, Lucyclubhouse. Ephesians 6:12-13 reminds us that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand... << Full Report >>

JJ Heller Unveils Brand-New Song Inspired by Singer/Songwriter's Real-Life Love Story

Songstress JJ Heller released a brand-new single, "It'll Be Alright," available today. Inspired by her own relationship with her husband of 15 years, Dave Heller, the song describes the richness experienced in lasting relationship versus the temporary affection often chased in popular movies and music of today. To listen to "It'll Be Alright... << Full Report >>

The Ruins Release Debut EP on DREAM Records

DREAM Records artist The Ruins releases their debut offering of musical goodies on their self-titled EP. This beautifully crafted 6-song album is available on all digital outlets. Among the tracks, the self-titled album showcases their single, "Deliverance." Reminiscent of Plumb, the song's big sound, is sure to... << Full Report >>

UK's Luke and Anna Hellebronth Release New Single, "Abide," Ahead Of Debut Album

Birmingham, U.K.-based husband and wife worship leaders Luke + Anna Hellebronth have released their fourth single, “Abide,” available through all digital platforms February 1, leading up to the release of their debut album, Motions Of Mercy, in March... << Full Report >>

Jonny Diaz Jonny Diaz Shares "Broken People" Lyric Video

Centricity Music artist Jonny Diaz releases a new lyric video today for his latest radio single “Broken People.” Written by Diaz with Jeff Pardo and Tony Wood, the heartfelt, mid-tempo track comes from his 2018 EP Sweetness & Sorrow... << Full Report >>

Passion Passion's "Follow You Anywhere" Hits Shelves Today

Passion’s latest album Follow You Anywhere is available in physical retailers today. The 10-track collection garnered 2.6 million streams within the first week of its digital release, setting a new record for both Passion and sixstepsrecords. The earlier digital drop... << Full Report >>


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