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January, 2017

*Tuesday, January 31, 2017*

Blanca Presenting The B413 "NO FILTER LIVE" TOUR 2017

Together with iShine, Provident Label Group, Essential Artist Services and Tween Gospel Alliance, they announce the B413 "No Filter Live" Tour. This unique tour, which will hit three key markets in spring 2017 - Bowling Green, KY (April 22), Austin, TX (May 5) and Ft. Smith (May 6) - is a two-hour event specifically designed for tweens and their parents to best prepare the tween demographic... << Full Report >>

Husband-and-Wife Duo Out of the Dust Find Redemption with Self-Titled Debut

Husband-and-wife duo -- Out of the Dust, comprised of Chris and Stephanie Teague, will release their self-titled national debut album on March 7th, via Discovery House Music. Out of the Dust features 11 songs birthed from a difficult and raw time in the Chris and Stephanie's lives, including a separation, divorce, and remarriage. Their lyrics address not... << Full Report >>

*Monday, January 30, 2017*

Meredith Andrews Announcing the Vertical Nights Tour, Featuring Meredith Andrews

Essential Worship's Vertical Church Band and Premier Productions have partnered and are proud to announce the upcoming dates for their Vertical Nights Tour. Kicking off March 8 in South Bend, Indiana, the tour is scheduled to hit 14 markets across the U.S. Tickets are on sale now by visiting here... << Full Report >>

Angel Taylor of Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Releases New Single

latinum-Selling, Two-Time Grammy® Award Nominated, Two-Time Dove Award Winning recording artist Angel Taylor, formerly of one of the Best Selling Gospel Groups of All-Time, Trin-i-Tee 5:7, has released a brand new single titled “Everything” (Taylor Made Music) is available now via iTunes... << Full Report >>

*Friday, January 27, 2017*

Skillet Atlantic Announces "The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture"

Atlantic Records has announced its release of “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE,” due everywhere on Friday, February 24th to coincide with the nationwide release of the film from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on March 3.  “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE” is available now for pre-order... << Full Report >>

Hollyn Gotee Records' HOLLYN Releasing First Full-Length Album Feb. 10

Gotee Records' HOLLYN announced this week that she will be releasing her debut LP album, One-Way Conversations, next month on February 10. This album is the follow-up to her acclaimed self-titled EP that produced the No. 1 single "Alone (feat. TRU)" and the Top 5 single "Nothin' On You... << Full Report >>

The Brilliance Unveil "All Is Not Lost"

All Is Not Lost, the sophomore release from The Brilliance is available now, and critics are calling it "the album you need to hear in 2017... << Full Report >>

"WOW Gospel 2017" CD and DVD Collection Features Gospel Hits

Today, the award-winning hit series WOW GOSPEL releases the latest must-have Gospel hits, with the new double-disc and DVD collection WOW GOSPEL 2017, available digitally and at all major retailers.  Marking the 20th year of the gold and platinum-selling series, the new WOW GOSPEL 2017 installment comprises a carefully curated collection, creating an immersive and uplifting gospel music and visual experience... << Full Report >>

Brian & Jenn Johnson's "After All These Years" Debuts At No. 1 On iTunes Christian Albums Chart

Available today, Dove Award winning Bethel Music’s Brian & Jenn Johnson debut After All These Years, applauded as "beautiful offerings of worship" and "sure to be one of the top worship albums of the year." Hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart, the 10-track album comes more than 10 years since their last solo release together, featuring an 80-piece orchestra with every song cowritten by the duo... << Full Report >>

Joel Vaughn Releases New EP, "Surrender"

Joel Vaughn releases his second EP, Surrender, today.  Leading up to the album's release, Joel pre-released his album on iTunes and via his IndieGoGo profile which awarded fans the opportunity to getting their names in the album's credits, a chance to write a song with him and an exclusive acoustic show... << Full Report >>

Electro-Pop/Dance Artist GAWVI Releases Official Video For "In The Water"

Having made serious waves in 2016 with his breakout solo EPs, entitled Lost In Hue and Holding Hue, GAWVI now returns with the official video for one of the standout tracks, “IN THE WATER.”... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, January 26, 2017*

Tauren Wells Debuts "Hills And Valleys" Video

With the first single from Provident Label Group's Tauren Wells, "Love Is Action," capturing the No. 1 spot at CHR radio for eight weeks in a row, Wells is now debuting his follow-up single, "Hills And Valleys." Releasing to both Christian AC and CHR radio, the song is available in three versions – “Hills And Valleys,” found on the Undefeated EP; a remix version ("The Hills Remix") and an acoustic piano-driven rendition ("The Valleys Version")... << Full Report >>

Aaron and Amanda Crabb Perform at Inaugural Ball

Acclaimed Difference Media husband/wife duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb performed at Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball last week. The couple, along with comedian Chonda Pierce and recording artists Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Guy Penrod, were among the headliners at the black-tie gala in Washington, D.C., on inauguration night... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, January 25, 2017*

Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Heads Out On The Revolution Tour This Spring

Three-time Grammy® Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Michael W. Smith is set to launch The Revolution Tour, featuring Dove Award-winning New Artist of the Year Jordan Feliz and special guest Nathan Tasker (pop duo Love & The Outcome will appear instead of Feliz on the first two weeks of the tour). Presented by Compassion International, the spring tour is set to kick off March 24, in Kingsport, Tenn... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, January 24, 2017*

Audrey Assad Audrey Assad, Andrew Peterson Launch "The Edge Of Dawn Tour" Feb. 25

Critically lauded singers, songwriters and authors Audrey Assad and Andrew Peterson launch “The Edge of Dawn Tour” Feb. 25 in Richardson, TX. The multi-state, multi-denominational church tour will run through late March and will feature new music and fan favorites from each of these artist’s celebrated song repertoire.... << Full Report >>

Facedown Fest 2017 Line Up Announced

Facedown Records are beyond excited to announce the line-up for the Twenty Year anniversary edition of Facedown Fest happening May 11 - 13, 2017 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA.  It's an honor to have worked with so many great artists over the past 20 years and Facedown are humbled that many of them are coming back to perform reunions at this years Fest!  These very special reunions include: A Plea For Purging, In The Midst Of Lions, Overcome... << Full Report >>

Noisey Documentary Exclusively Featured Creation Festival Northeast In “I Saw The Light”

The nation's largest outdoor Christian music festival, CREATION FESTIVAL NORTHEAST, became the exclusive host for mainstream media news outlet VICE MEDIA as they set out to produce the documentary film feature "I Saw The Light" on Christian Music in the Festival environment. NOISEY, the online daily music channel of VICE Media, traveled to the Creation Music Festival to film the documentary and catch a glimpse... << Full Report >>

*Monday, January 23, 2017*

Jaci Velasquez Jaci Velasquez To Release First New Album In Five Years

Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez will release her first, full-length studio album in over five years. The highly-anticipated recording, both the English-language version, Trust, and Spanish-language Confío, will release globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music. A Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit, this marks the first time for Velasquez... << Full Report >>

MercyMe LIFER, Awaited New Album From GRAMMY® Nominated MercyMe, To Release On Mar. 31

On the heels of their RIAA Certified Gold and GRAMMY® acclaimed Welcome To The New (2014), MercyMe will release LIFER (FAIR TRADE SERVICES) on Mar. 31, 2017. The core of LIFER is the question of what it looks like to live as followers of Christ that are committed for life. With 2014's Welcome To The New, MercyMe... << Full Report >>

Apple Music's Artist Of The Week Zach Williams Holds No. 1 At Radio

As 2016 came to a close, Essential Records' artist Zach Williams was wrapping up an astounding year. Not only did he receive his first GRAMMY® nomination, he was also featured on numerous best of 2016 lists - while also topping their sales charts - with outlets such as iTunes and Amazon (for the "Chain Breaker" single and EP)... << Full Report >>

Danny Gokey Danny Gokey's "Rise" Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart

Danny Gokey’s RISE debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart, #9 on the Top Current Albums Chart and #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His fourth studio album, RISE (January 13, BMG) follows Danny’s latest studio album Hope In Front Of Me which also debuted at #1 and crossed 50 million cumulative U.S. streams today... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, January 21, 2017*

Needtobreathe JFH News Shorts: Needtobreathe, Paper Route, Cool Hand Luke, Eisley, Matty Mullins

The hip-hop artist KJ-52 released his album Jonah yesterday (January 20). You can listen to the album in it's entirety on his soundcloud page here. Paper Route To Make Late Night TV Debut
Paper Route is scheduled to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday, February 1... << Full Report >>

*Friday, January 20, 2017*

Matt Hammitt Surprises Audiences With "United Again" Single Release On Inauguration Day

Addressing the current state of division among the nation, GRAMMY® nominated Matt Hammitt debuts the lyric video for single "United Again" (FCM Records, Seth Mosley), encouraging communities to find strength and unity among God. Amid protests and demonstrations on Inauguration Day, the song serves as an anthem for the Church, unifying those who feel disheartened... << Full Report >>

Tedashii Kicks Off 2017 With The Release Of "Free"

Hip-hop recording artist, TEDASHII, kicks off 2017 with the release of his brand new single “FREE,” available for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via Reach Records today (January 20). A carefree installment to his decade-long body of work, the record sets the tone for what’s to come from the fearless rapper this year... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, January 19, 2017*

Death Therapy (ex Becoming The Archetype) Premieres New Song!

Enigmatic music duo, Death Therapy has released a new track this morning. "The Lie" premiering courtesy of New Noise Magazine is taken from the forthcoming debut album The Storm Before The Calm. The album is to be released on via Solid State Records (Fit For A King, Slient Planet) on 2/24/17... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, January 18, 2017*

toby TobyMac Releases Music Video For "Love Broke Thru"

Billboard exclusively premieres the official music video for TobyMac's "Love Broke Thru," exploring the power of love and compassion in the face of adversity. Featuring a young man grappling with his anger amidst his grandfather's calls for peace, the video tackles the subject of protests that have been happening around the country... << Full Report >>

Lauren Daigle OUTCRY: Spring 2017 Tour Dates and Line-Up Announced

OUTCRY announces dates and the line-up for the 18-city OUTCRY: Spring 2017 Tour, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour will highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a unique combination of artists and worship leaders, OUTCRY: Spring 2017 Tour provides attendees with a rare opportunity to see this group of artists together on one stage... << Full Report >>

Ellie Holcomb Ellie Holcomb Premieres Music Video from Upcoming Album, "Red Sea Road"

Singer / songwriter Ellie Holcomb will release her sophomore album, Red Sea Road, next week on January 27. In anticipation of her forthcoming release, today premiered her music video for the single "Find You Here," which is also the new album's current radio single. View Holcomb's video taped in the Appalachian Mountains over a 48 hour girls... << Full Report >>

Dusty Marshall Debuts "My God (ft. Illuminate & Jenisis Praise)" Music Video

Dusty Marshall releases the single titled "My God" from his forthcoming full length album, Beauty in the Struggle. This song is a high-energy banger, which features HOG MOB and ITW Ministries CHH heavyweight Illuminate, hot off the release of his recent solo album Authenticity. "My God" sets high expectations of what's to come from Dusty Marshall's new album... << Full Report >>

Hardcore Band Strengthen What Remains Drops New Song

Florida metallic-hardcore band STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS has premiered a new song, titled "Liberation Of The Spirit" on Rock Feed. The track is taken the band's upcoming, 3-song promo release, which is due out Jan. 27 via Blood & Ink Records. Pre-orders are on sale now. Of the new song, frontman Joshua White comments: "'Liberation Of The Spirit' is my favorite track on the promo tape... << Full Report >>

Jekalyn Carr To Perform At Superbowl Gospel Celebration

19 year old GRAMMY® nominated teen sensation Jekalyn Carr has been added to the performance line-up for the 19th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Carr will join top Gospel and Christian artists Yolanda Adams, Lecrae, Natalie Grant and CeCe Winans and... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, January 17, 2017*

Matt Hammitt Debuts Single "Tears" Under Songs for FCM

GRAMMY® nominated Matt Hammitt debuts latest single "Tears," as a part of the second solo project of his career. Going for adds on Feb. 3, the song will impact AC and Hot AC/CHR radio and has already hit No. 1 on Play MPE's Top 20 Christian downloads and streams. Hammitt is the first signed writer to Songs for FCM, the Full Circle Music publishing company helmed by GRAMMY® winning producer Seth Mosley... << Full Report >>

RCA Inspiration Collects 23 Nominations for the 2017 Stellar Awards

RCA Inspiration continues to deliver top inspiring hit music over the past year that reach across genres of contemporary and traditional Gospel, hiphop, and more, collecting 23 nominations for the upcoming 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards... << Full Report >>

*Monday, January 16, 2017*

Sommer Floyd Unveils New Radio Single From Her Debut CD, 'Ray of Light'

Emerging recording artist Sommer Floyd is excited to announce the release of the new radio single from her debut CD, Ray of Light. "Drop and Run" goes for adds to Christian INSPO, Soft AC and AC formats today, Monday, January 16, 2017 through A-Sides Radio Promotion... << Full Report >>

*Friday, January 13, 2017*

Bethel Music's Brian & Jenn Johnson To Unveil "After All These Years"

More than 10 years since their last solo release, Bethel Music's Brian & Jenn Johnson will debut their highly anticipated album After All These Years on January 27, capturing the wonder, conviction, and tenderness of heart behind the story of who they've become and who they've remained over the past season... << Full Report >>

Colton Dixon's Third Studio Album "Identity" Is Set To Release March 24

Colton Dixon's third studio album Identity is set to release March 24, as announced yesterday on Billboard. Varying stylistically from previous releases, Identity will blend Dixon's traditional alternative-rock sound with pop elements, delivering a number of upbeat, danceable tracks. "I think this is the most fun I've had making an album," Dixon told Billboard, who also... << Full Report >>

Canon Premieres New Anthem, "Fighters"

Canon takes his art seriously. The Reflection Music Group rapper and producer explains his mode of operation for success as an emcee on his new self-produced single “Fighters,” now available on iTunes... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, January 11, 2017*

Big Daddy Weave Kicks Off 2017 With Their Set Free Tour

Fervent Records/Word Entertainment artist Big Daddy Weave will kick off 2017 with their Set Free tour. The 25-city tour, which will begin January 25th in Joplin, Missouri, will feature guest artists We Are Messengers and Zach Williams. The current singles from the three artists - Big Daddy Weave’s “The Lion and the Lamb,” We Are... << Full Report >>

Chonda Pierce To Perform At Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball

Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce is set to take the stage for a performance at the Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., January 20. Presented by Family Research Council, one of the country’s leading policy organizations, the ball is among a slate of high-profile celebrations to follow the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump earlier that day... << Full Report >>

Chris Tomlin To Unite Church For Good Friday Event April 14

In honor of Good Friday, GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin aims to unite the church in remembrance and celebration of the meaningful day with Good Friday Nashville, to be held at Bridgestone Arena Friday, April 14. Believers will unite and turn their eyes to the cross as Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and many more lead in a time of worship and best-selling author Max Lucado shares... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, January 10, 2017*

Cana's Voice to Launch New Year with Video Shoot in Houston, TX

Cana’s Voice remains a busy touring act and will start off the New Year with a live concert videotaping at Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas on Jan. 22. Mark Lowry will be the special guest on the program, and the church’s choir will join Cana’s Voice on several songs. This will be a free concert, with an open invitation for anyone to attend and be a part of the live taping. Doors will open at 6 pm CST and the concert will begin at 7 pm CST.  Cana’s Voice will perform songs... << Full Report >>

*Monday, January 9, 2017*

Kirk Franklin Unveils New Single and Visual for "My World Needs You"

Today, 10-time GRAMMY® Award winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin, has released his latest single, “My World Needs You” to radio stations and debuted a visual for the song exclusively on The heartfelt song speaks about the social injustices happening around the world today and calling upon God to bring strength in time of hardships... << Full Report >>

*Sunday, January 8, 2017*

TFK Thousand Foot Krutch Release Winter Jam EP

After teasing with fans with last night that they would be releasing an EP "real soon", rock band Thousand Foot Krutch made good on their promise and have released a new EP called the Winter Jam EP. The EP is comprised of three songs: "Push" straight from their most... << Full Report >>

Northern California Pop-Punk Act Light the Way Sign to Indie Vision Music

New Northern California Pop-Punk act Light the Way, sign to Indie Vision Music for exclusive digital distribution of their debut Ep recording "Grace". The highly anticipated new ep from Northern California pop-punk act, Light The Way, will be hitting digital networks through Indie Vision Music on January 26th! Pre-Orders for this mind blowing debut ep will go... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, January 7, 2017*

JFH News Shorts: Colton Dixon, Matt Hammitt Ayiesha Woods, nobigdyl

Colton Dixon, the former American Idol contestant, just released the album artwork for his upcoming album Identity (see above) which will be releasing sometime this year through Capitol CMG Recrods. A new single called "All That Matters" will be released on January 13... << Full Report >>

*Friday, January 6, 2017*

55,000 Pack Atlanta's Georgia Dome For Passion 2017

More than 50,000 18-25 year olds from 90 countries and all 50 states packed the Atlanta Georgia Dome for Passion 2017, an annual conference bringing young adults from around the globe together to proclaim the name of God, with daily sessions featuring renowned speakers and artists. Returning to The Georgia Dome for the first time in four years, the three-day conference kicked off Monday, Jan. 2 and concluded Wednesday, Jan. 4, marking one of the final events held at the arena before its planned demolition this year... << Full Report >>

Former Lead Vocalist In 1 Girl Nation, Carmen Justice Steps Out As Solo Artist

Carmen Justice has been a front-woman in Dove nominated girl band 1 Girl Nation for the past five years, and this year, she is stepping out on her own as announced... << Full Report >>

AMP Announces New Album and Shares First Single

FUTUREGEN, AMP's junior release, shines a spotlight on the Future Generation and the expansive potential they hold. A symphony that swings from modern electronica to grand orchestrals, the album brings into focus the next rising generation, rallying them on to run toward the prime joy of making Christ known and glorified. The track list, featuring AMP's signature sound and lyricism, is both electric and vertical, passionate and authentic, contagious and full of praise... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, January 5, 2017*

Skillet Skillet's "Feel Invincible" Scores First Hot Christian Songs Chart Topper

Skillet has sold 11 million units worldwide, closed out 2016 with seven mainstream rock and 10 Christian year end chart placements and were once again the Top Christian Streaming Songs Artist of 2016, but 2017 marks the first time the band has topped Billboard’s Top Christian Songs Chart... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music Launches New Instrumental Series With Debut Album, "Still: Volume 1"

Integrity Music announces the January 13 release of Still: Volume 1, the debut album in a new instrumental series that will feature guest “artist-producers,” giving each project its own unique aesthetic. Guest producers for Still: Volume 1, which was recorded in various locations in the UK and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, are the acclaimed Manchester, UK-based independent band Rivers & Robots... << Full Report >>

Creative Soul Records Artist Gretchen Keskeys Releases Video for Powerful Single, “The Battle”

Creative Soul Records artist Gretchen Keskeys has just released a new video for her powerful single, “The Battle.” The religious anthem is featured on her 2016 debut album, “Walking in the Spirit” - available now at all major digital outlets including iTunes... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, January 4, 2017*

Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Premieres New Music Video for "Impossible"

Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song “Impossible” with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles - reaching half a million people - in a coordinated effort. “Impossible,” the third single from Something Different, is currently Top 30 at BDS/Billboard and Mediabase AC-Indicator... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, January 3, 2017*

Sadie Robertson To Host Winter Jam Artist Q&A

As the famed Winter Jam Tour Spectacular—led this year by Crowder, Britt Nicole and Tenth Avenue North, among a slate of top artists— kicks-off its 46-city run this Friday, the tour’s popular Jam Nation VIP membership program is set to offer an exclusive pre-show artist Q&A in each city hosted by author and speaker Sadie Robertson, co-star of A&E's hit series "Duck Dynasty" and a 2014 finalist on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."... << Full Report >>

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