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July, 2015

*Friday, July 31, 2015*

Ryan Stevenson Ryan Stevenson's "All Yours" Single Available Now

"All Yours," the latest single from GRAMMY® Award-nominated Gotee artist Ryan Stevenson, is available at all online outlets beginning today, including Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music. The "All Yours" lyric video premiers today on Ryan Stevenson's YouTube channel. The in-demand single follows Stevenson's hit "Not Forgotten," which held the #1 position on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart for two consecutive... << Full Report >>

Tree63 Tree63 To Release New Album "Land" Via Fuel Music Sept. 11

Internationally-renowned South African rock band Tree63 will independently release its seventh full-length album, Land, on Sept. 11 through The Fuel Music distribution. On hiatus since 2008, the band re-formed following the enthusiastic reception received at a series of reunion events last year in South Africa. Inspired again by fans that participated in a successful Kickstarter campaign for the album earlier this year, Tree63's new 12-song recording reflects the natural evolution and progression of the original trio consisting of John Ellis (vocals and guitar), Darryl Swart (drums) and Daniel Ornellas (bass)... << Full Report >>

Singer/Songwriter Meredith Kinleigh Releases Debut Single

INOV8 Music Group artist Meredith Kinleigh is releasing her debut single, "Sail On," today. The song, which will appear on the singer/songwriter's EP due out this Fall, is being serviced to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio. The single also is available at iTunes. "I am beyond excited that the day is here to release my first single," Meredith Kinleigh said... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, July 30, 2015*

Warr Acres Announces New Album, "Future" And Releases New Song

Warr Acres is proud to announce the release of their fourth studio album titled Future, which releases August 28th on Dream Records. The Oklahoma powerhouse features a mix of pop, electronic and worship which shows the immense growth of the band. "We are so excited about what we believe is our best album yet. Future lives in the tension between our anxiousness about the unknown and finding comfort in being in the middle of God's will. This is our most vulnerable record yet and we truly hope it ministers to everyone who listens... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, July 29, 2015*

JJ Heller to Release Eighth Studio Project "Sound of a Living Heart" August 21

Indie music and radio favorite JJ Heller's professional and personal life always seems to be chronicled in her songs. With the release of her eighth studio album Sound of a Living Heart, JJ stays true to her signature style, welcoming her listeners to join her in the pursuit of a whole-hearted life. Produced by Jonny Macintosh (Third Day, Switchfoot), Sound of a Living Heart will hit stores and online outlets August 21... << Full Report >>

*Monday, July 27, 2015*

Pillar To Return With "One Love Revolution" August 21

It's been a long time coming, but Pillar's reunion album, One Love Revolution, will street in less than one month, on Friday August 21st. LifeWay store shoppers will be able to grab the album a few days earlier however, as it hits shelves exclusively in their stores on August 18th. The CD will also be exclusive to LifeWay. About this project, the band writes: "All digital albums come with the exclusive track "A Season" (Which is one of my favs. -Kalel). Will be available in iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. **iTunes is offering a instant download of "We Ride" upon pre-ordering... << Full Report >> Jesus Freak Hideout Announces "Highlighting 2015" Part Two Winners

For our 9th annual Highlighting feature, we split the year into TWO pieces -- January to June and July to December. Each list contains 15 artists/releases for a total of 30 in total for 2015. So, without further ado, we give you Highlighting Second-Half 2015! -- Please keep in mind that any artists that placed in the... << Full Report >>

*Friday, July 24, 2015*

Falling Up Release New Instrumental EP

Former Tooth & Nail band Falling Up has been hard at work on what they're calling their final studio album, but in the mean time, the band has released a brand new instrumental EP, titled House Full of Caverns, for their fans via Bandcamp. About this project and their final album due out this October, the band writes: "Ever since our Kickstarter campaign ended last September we've been hard at work making this new album and it's, hands down, the best thing we've done musically... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, July 23, 2015*

MercyMe Unveils Fall Tour and Announces "MercyMe, It's Christmas!"

GRAMMY® nominated band MercyMe has unveiled dates for their fall "Greater Than Tour," kicking off this October, as well as MercyMe, It's Christmas! set to debut on October 9. The album will mark the multi-platinum selling band's second Christmas release. The announcements were revealed in the midst of celebrating their second No. 1 hit, "Flawless," (Billboard's Christian AC Indicator chart) from the best-selling Welcome to the New project (2014)... << Full Report >>

Paper Route Announce Signing With Kemosabe/Sony Records

Indie pop band Paper Route have just announced their signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records in a special announcement at Among mentioning that they'll finally be able to finish their new, long-awaited album, the band writes: "It is with much excitement that we announce our signing to Kemosabe/Sony Records. We are very confident in the things to come and can’t wait to share them with you... << Full Report >>

Switchfoot Switchfoot Partners With SOS Radio To Volunteer For Urban Garden

Members of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Switchfoot recently traded their instruments for gardening tools while volunteering their time at Las Vegas non-profit, City Impact Center. The band worked alongside SOS Radio listeners to weed, beautify and replant several garden beds in City Impact Center's Urban Garden. The Urban Garden is used to teach students how to plant, grow and harvest fruit & vegetables while also teaching economic skills... << Full Report >>

Jason Crabb Honored With Street Name In His Hometown

GRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, "Jason Crabb Drive," in his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY. This past weekend during a hometown show at the new, state-of-the-art Beaver Dam Amphitheater, the city surprised and honored Crabb with the street sign for the road entering the Amphitheater. "We were thrilled to have Jason come home for this concert," shared Mayor Paul Sandefur. "We were even more thrilled to show him how proud we are of him and his work... << Full Report >>

NewSong NewSong's "Beating Hearts Tour" Features Mandisa and Danny Gokey This Fall

GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is slated to bring their "Beating Hearts Tour" to multiple cities across the country this fall. Presented by Holt International, the tour will feature GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning vocalist Mandisa and chart-topping singer/songwriter Danny Gokey, both former "American Idol" finalists. Kicking-off October 8 in Zanesville, Ohio, and hitting Virginia Beach, Virginia; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Russellville, Alabama, among other cities, NewSong will showcase selections from their... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, July 22, 2015*

Lecrae Lecrae's "Anomaly" Releases To Limited Edition Double Vinyl

Hear Lecrae's chart-topping album 'Anomaly' like you've never heard it before, now on vinyl. The new boxed set comes packaged in a sturdy hard cover case, complete with spot gloss logo accents on the casing. The booklet showcases the art and liner notes beautifully in large format, along with two full color print sleeves for each record. Set also includes a physical cd of the album, plus a digital download of the digital deluxe version of the album which includes the full album plus instrumental and acapellas. The vinyl box set is only available online or at Lecrae's live shows. This is a limited time... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, July 21, 2015*

dctalk DC Talk Celebrates 20 Years of "Jesus Freak" With Vinyl Releases

Gotee Records and Superfan Vinyl are celebrating 20 years since the release of DC Talk's groundbreaking album Jesus Freak by making its vinyl debut this November (the same month it released in 1995) in a limited edition double vinyl. In addition to the original 13 tracks on the album, the vinyl release will include two fan favorites from the Jesus Freak single: "Jesus Freak (Freaked Out Remix)" and the band's live cover of Larry Norman's "I Wish We'd All Been Ready." Jesus Freak will be pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl... << Full Report >>

Blindside To Play Album "Silence" For One Night Only, October 10th in NYC

Swedish rock band Blindside made waves in 2001 with their breakout album Silence and it's been four years since the guys have played a show in the United States. However, the band just announced that that is about to change with a special performance of their album Silence -- in its entirety -- one night only, October 10th, in New York City... << Full Report >>

Scott MacIntyre Releases New Single, "Remarkable"

Scott MacIntyre is releasing a new song, "Remarkable," to Christian radio today. The release of the single, which is being shipped to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted stations, comes in the wake of MacIntyre's recovery from his second kidney transplant. "I feel blessed beyond measure to be able to release new music and prepare to resume my tour schedule," MacIntyre says... << Full Report >>

*Monday, July 20, 2015*

Colton Dixon Colton Dixon Announces New Dual EPs "Calm" and "Storm," Available September 11

Colton Dixon will give fans a glimpse of his musical versatility with the upcoming releases of dual EPs Calm and Storm, debuting September 11. Calm, a stripped down collection of acoustic songs, and Storm, a compilation of energetic remixed tracks, will feature fan favorites from Dixon's debut release A Messenger and current project ANCHOR. Fans will hear transformed versions of the biggest hits including "You Are," "Never Gone" and "More Of You... << Full Report >>

Alt Metal Band Fades Away Releases New Single

Veteran Alternative Metal band Fades Away has released its first new music in over two years. The single, entitled "The Rose," is available through major digital retail outlets including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and others. "I pricked my finger on the rose. Held up my hand to see the hole and watched the poison slowly take control." The lyrics from vocalist / lyricist Dave Erickson explore the human propensity to gravitate toward things which are harmful, as well as the struggle to stay on the right path. Fades Away has always confronted the serious issues of life that affect us all, but Dave always... << Full Report >>

*Friday, July 17, 2015*

Influence Music Releases New Worship Anthem from Red Rocks Church

Released July 14, “Fill This Place” is the fourth single from the upcoming album, SOAR, from Influence Music. A mid-tempo call to worship, “Fill This Place” was written by worship leaders Jake Espy and Jerrica Matrone. They are two of the eight full-time worship staff at Red Rocks Church, which currently serves an average of nearly 8,000 people at three locations on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, July 15, 2015*

Write This Down Write This Down Announces New EP "Foundations" and Debuts New Song

Tooth & Nail Records rock band Write This Down has been rather quiet as of late, but the guys just debuted a brand new song less than an hour ago on Facebook with an update on their lives along with the video. Check it all out below... "Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks for hangin' in there so long. It's taken entirely too long to put out some new jams, but we finally have a little something to show you. Quick life update: Chad and Rachel and sweet baby Jase moved to Utah. Mike and Tianna are getting married in September and have recently bought a house in the cities. King and Kelly are moving to Arizona in September... << Full Report >>

3for3 Tours Country on Air 1 Positive Hits Tour

MAXX Recordings new group 3for3 is taking their talent on the road for the Air 1 Positive Hits Tour on the heels of their July 24th debut EP release 3for3 featuring the single "Halfway." For tickets and more information, please visit The EP is now available for preorder here. The guys of 3for3 may be newcomers to the music scene, but Spencer Lloyd, Benji Schuler and Josh Davis prove... << Full Report >>

Eleven22 Worship To Release Before All Things September 4

Eleven22 Worship, a musician community dedicated to creating worship songs that reflect the culture surrounding The Church of Eleven22, is releasing their third full-length album Before All Things, September 4. The new project reflects the growth of a movement of authentic faith as well as the creative outpouring of a community seeking to experience corporate worship in a new way. Led by Worship Pastor Ben Williams, Eleven22 Worship is a collective of professional musicians, talented vocalists and lay-leaders... << Full Report >>

for King & Country Welcomes For King and Country for Week of Worship

Grammy and Dove Award-winning band For King & Country will take the stage at's Church Online starting Saturday, July 18. The band, led by brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone, led an intimate worship set that will be part of the Church Online live services for one week only, alongside a message from Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. Church Online will be the only place to see the exclusive worship set and an interview with the band... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, July 14, 2015*

Third Day Join Third Day for an Evening of Worship on Their Lead Us Back Tour This Fall

GRAMMY® Award-winning THIRD DAY have just announced their upcoming tour plans. In support of their most recent album Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, the band will embark on the "Lead Us Back Tour." Hitting 22 markets this fall, the tour will kick off in Wichita, KS on October 1 and run through November 21 in Columbia, SC. The tour will pick back up in spring 2016. Brandon Heath is set to join the fall leg of the tour along with Warren Barfield who will speak on behalf of Food For The Hungry. The latest tour dates are below, and tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 17 in select markets... << Full Report >>

The City Harmonic The City Harmonic To Release New Album "We Are" September 4

Raucous, award-winning band, The City Harmonic, known for its eclectic modern hymns and worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration, was formed through the sweat, joy and tears of urban mission. From a crucible of small churches of various denominations in Hamilton, Ontario, calling themselves TrueCity, the heart and line-up of the band was fused. Grappling with the struggle of everyday people and writing songs for worship fueled by a "together for the good of the city" ethos, The City Harmonic returns with its third full-length album, WE ARE, releasing through Integrity Music September 4... << Full Report >>

4HIM 4Him Reunites For "25 Years 4Him" Tour This Fall

Premier Productions announces the 25 YEARS 4HIM Tour, as the award-winning group 4Him celebrates 25 years of music and 25 No. 1 hits. Reuniting on the road once again, the 25 Years 4Him Tour features the music that has inspired multiple generations and countless believers, including the empowering songs of hope and faith such as "Basics of Life," "Where There is Faith," and "Future Generations." *Tickets for 25 Years 4Him Tour are on sale to the public beginning July 17... << Full Report >>

Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Pens Book, "How Could I Ask For More"

How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty, the latest nonfiction title from GRAMMY® nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, is set to bow August 4 from Worthy Publishing. Inspired by Morgan's career-defining song, "How Could I Ask For More," the 224-page book is a collection of stories celebrating the blessings that compose a rich, full life. With a foreword by acclaimed singer/songwriter, author and speaker Kelly Minter, each of the 29 chapters depicts defining seasons throughout Morgan's life and the lives of various... << Full Report >>

Schyler Dixon Schyler Dixon Releases First Single, "I'm Changed" Today

20-year-old Schyler Dixon first found the national spotlight at 15 when she attended the Nashville auditions for American Idol and won over then judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler for the Fox show's 10th season in 2011. After making it to the Hollywood round in Season 10 and placing in the Top 40 in Season 11, Dixon had earned herself a loyal fan-base that has continued to grow since her time on the show. Following her appearance on Idol, she was invited to join Third Day and brother Colton Dixon on the band's successful Miracle Tour... << Full Report >>

J Poetic Releases "Broken Restored" Music Video

Today J Poetic releases "Broken Restored." His new video from previously released debut album, "Broken Restored." "Broken Restored" dialogues the complexities of seeing life from death. Ayaka Terakawa is featured on the song not only as an artist, but also the lead actress. She begins head down in a stream, apparently drowned. Throughout the progression of the video, not only does she rise out of the water into life, she also walks into a lot filled with broken down... << Full Report >>

*Monday, July 13, 2015*

Hillsong United Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Passion and more lead 12-city Worship Tour

On Friday, July 24, 11 of the world's most prominent worship leaders and two pious speakers will kick off the first of 12 OUTCRY tour dates, offering six hours of praise and worship music nightly. Born from an evening Bible study discussion and driven by a desire to champion the local churches, the two-week journey is led by worship leaders Bethel Music, Crowder, DJ Biz, DJ Promote, Hillsong UNITED, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Lauren Diagle, Passion and Trip Lee... << Full Report >>

*Friday, July 10, 2015*

Owl City Owl City Releases "Mobile Orchestra" Today

Owl City's fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records/Capitol CMG], is available today. You can get it HERE! Celebrating the release, the multi-platinum, chart-dominating pop maven Owl City - also known as Adam Young-returns to NBC's The Today Show on Tuesday July 14. He will be joined by collaborators Hanson for the new track "Unbelievable," giving audiences everywhere the first official performance of the song... << Full Report >>

Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave's "My Story" Single and Concert Film "Live In Concert" Available Today

The first song from Big Daddy Weave's highly-anticipated new album is available today. "My Story" is the lead single from Big Daddy Weave's upcoming studio album Beautiful Offerings, releasing September 18. The single is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon and can be streamed on Spotify. Listeners are also able to take home a physical copy of "My Story" when they pre-order Beautiful Offerings through LifeWay Christian Stores... << Full Report >>

Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective To Release "As Family We Go" August 21

Rend Collective is known for their dynamic live worship, and their upcoming August 21 release, As Family We Go, has captured that same energy and spirit. Claiming neither folk or indie rock, this celebration band continues to reinvent the "soundtracks" to their ministry, pushing further into new instrumentation and sounds. The upcoming release will bring 11 tracks of worship music, while a deluxe version of the album will offer two brand new songs, two remixes and one ukulele track... << Full Report >>

Saint Esprit Release Debut Self-Titled EP

DROM and DREAM Records are pleased to announce the release of Orange County EDM Pop group, Saint Esprit. The Orange County, CA group collaborated with production super duo The Trust (RX Bandits, The Hippos) and Elliot Richardson (Peter Furler, The O.C. Supertones) to make a great album. Matthew Parker (Jonathan Thulin, Capital Kings, Lecrae) contributed a remix as well... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, July 9, 2015*

Bridgett Kern Signs to DREAM Label Group

Dream Gospel and DREAM Worship are excited to announce the signing of worship leader Bridgett Kern to the growing roster. Bridgett is now taking her music ministry global with her new worship album No One Greater. Her first single from the album, "He Shall Reign" is the epitome of an affirmative anthem of praise. Bridgett called upon a league of extraordinary musicians and songsmiths to contribute to No One Greater Worship and Contemporary Christian songwriters BJ Putnam... << Full Report >>

6th Day Made Debuts with "The Story of Love"

Christian rock band 6th Day Made debuts this month with their breakout single, “The Story of Love.” The single is available now at digital retailers everywhere including iTunes and Amazon. While 6th Day Made is a relatively new act, its members have shared the stage with many of Christian music's biggest names, including Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson Thousand Foot Krutch and Crowder. The Michigan-based band consists of lead vocalist Jason Eaton, guitarist and background vocalist Mark Maggard, Randy 'Doc' Healy on bass and Jeff Trent on drums... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, July 8, 2015*

Israel Houghton Israel Houghton and NewBreed releasing their 10th album, "Covered: Alive in Asia" on July 24

Last October, Multi Grammy®, Stellar and Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Israel Houghton and his longtime ensemble NewBreed traveled far east to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ while recording their highly anticipated new album COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA (RGM/NewBreed/RCA Inspiration). Recorded across Asia in stadiums located in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea, Tokyo and Manila the remarkable worship... << Full Report >>

Daywind Announces New Instrumental Label and Debut Release

Daywind Music Group has long been a leader in the industry with award-winning divisions within Southern Gospel music, publishing, performance tracks, studios, concerts and more. Recently, Daywind has launched a new instrumental label to bring quality instrumental music to the marketplace... << Full Report >>

Crystal Lewis Releases Two Singles To Radio

CCM pioneer Crystal Lewis is set to deliver a double-shot of soul and R&B when the Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winner releases two singles to Christian radio on Tuesday. "Faithful," a song penned by Lewis, will be serviced to Christian AC, Christian CHR and Gospel-formatted stations. "Love Each Other," written by Lewis, Jonathan... << Full Report >>

Jonathan McReynolds To Release "Life Music: Stage Two" September 18

From the moment he first shared his music, writing his debut album Life Music as a college student, Jonathan McReynolds has burst onto the scene as one of the freshest voices in music today, building a rising tide of acclaim from fans of all ages and peers across genres, from Gospel to Christian, R&B/Soul artists and more. Hailed for his inspiring messages, his far-reaching talents and musicianship as a young singer-songwriter... << Full Report >>

"Defining Moments Are Never Alone" Article By Tim Chaddick

Below is "Defining Moments Are Never Alone," an article by author and pastor Tim Chaddick. Chaddick's new book, The Truth About Lies: The Unlikely Role Of Temptation In Who You Will Become, releases Aug. 1 from David C Cook. "I preach on the topic of self-examination frequently... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, July 7, 2015*

Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave Announces Highly-Anticipated Studio Album, "Beautiful Offerings," Out September 18

Christian music mainstay Big Daddy Weave is preparing to release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album Beautiful Offerings, set to debut September 18, 2015. Beautiful Offerings follows the band's best-selling album to date, Love Come To Life, which brought four consecutive No. 1 singles, including an RIAA Gold Certification for hit single “Redeemed... << Full Report >>

Seth Mosley Full Circle Music Launches With GRAMMY Award Winning Producer Seth Mosley At Helm

With GRAMMY ®, SESAC and Billboard distinctions to his name, Seth Mosley has crafted Nashville-based Full Circle Music - a music production house offering songwriting, production, engineering, editing, mixing, instrumentation, arrangement, programming, vocals and mastering. With 17 No. 1 singles and credits including Mat Kearney, MercyMe, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Sidewalk Prophets, Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more, the Full Circle Music team offers a wealth of combined experience from multiple genres... << Full Report >>

UK Worship Leader and Minister Tim Hughes Releases New Album "Pocketful of Faith" July 17

Tim Hughes is one of a small group of British worship leaders and songwriters who have helped shape and define the faith journeys of worshippers young and old for the last fifteen years. The author of songs that have deeply resonated with generations of Christians around the globe, Tim is best recognized for his Dove Award winning modern worship anthem "Here I Am To Worship" along with songs such as "Happy Day," "Beautiful One" and "At Your Name." On July 17, he delivers a new set of songs with Pocketful Of Faith, a 12-track album that reflects a new season in his ministry... << Full Report >>

"A.D.: The Bible Continues" Comes Home on Blu-ray and DVD November 3

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment bring A.D.: The Bible Continues, the uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history from executive producers Roma Downey (The Bible) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, The Bible), to Blu-ray™ and DVD November 3. Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and amazing visual effects, A.D.: The Bible Continues is a must-own release which arrives just in time for the holidays... << Full Report >>

Artist Garden Entertainment Signs TAL

Artist Garden Entertainment announces the signing of alternative hip hop artist, TAL (Tal Zentmeyer), to an exclusive management deal. Based in Tampa, FL, TAL shares his blend of alternative hip hop and speaking at churches, youth camps and festivals throughout the south and northeast. "From the first video I saw on-line, I knew there was something special about TAL... << Full Report >>

*Monday, July 6, 2015*

Meredith Kinleigh Signs With INOV8

INOV8 Music Group has signed emerging singer/songwriter Meredith Kinleigh for label representation. The new artist currently is working on her debut project, with the first single set to be released on July 31, 2015. "My hope is that, through my music, I can deliver an honest message to my generation that is both relevant and transparent," Meredith Kinleigh said. "I have a heart for people who are searching for truth - both believers and non-believers - and my desire is to share how a daily relationship with Christ can be life-giving... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, July 2, 2015*

Anberlin Anberlin To Release "Cities" Live Album July 24

In May of this year, Tooth & Nail Records delighted fans by releasing a live recording of a special night on Anberlin's final tour last fall in which they played their album Never Take Friendship Personal from front to back. Now, on July 24th, the label will be releasing Cities: Live In New York City, offering up a live recording on the beloved fan-favorite album from the same tour. To sweeten the deal, on September 4th, the label will be releasing a special double-vinyl release of the BOTH albums together, with Never Take Friendship Personal in a Royal Blue Variant and Cities in an Orange Crush Variant. You can preorder the vinyl release... << Full Report >>

Grammy-Nominated Crystal Lewis Successfully Crowdfunds Her 28th Album

Four-time Dove Award-winning, GOLD recording artist Crystal Lewis has partnered with Syntax Creative leading up to the release of her latest album, which will drop on Sept. 11 and is available for pre-order at Apple Music. Though the 45-year-old has already put out over two dozen albums in her almost three-decade career, this one is different, thanks to an ambitious approach and nearly 400 supporters who helped to fund it... << Full Report >>

Lincoln Brewster Releases Original Instrumental of "Star Spangled Banner" In Honor of Independence Day

Worship leader and renowned guitarist Lincoln Brewster honors Independence Day this Saturday, July 4, with a surprise release of an instrumental version of the "Star Spangled Banner". The piece, an original arrangement and recording by Brewster, is available now at iTunes and was released to Christian radio by Integrity Music, his label for over 15 years... << Full Report >>

The Ongoing Concept Talk About Creating Their Own Instruments

In a newly released Gear Gods feature, The Ongoing Concept discuss building their own instruments. For their new album Handmade (Solid State Records), the Idaho based quartet did just this feat, including guitars and drums (as well as their own cabs for touring)... << Full Report >>

Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline Celebrates Grand Ole Opry Debut

GRAMMY® Award-winning FairTrade Services recording artist Audio Adrenaline marked another career milestone this week with their debut on the iconic American institution, The Grand Ole Opry. The band performed acoustic renditions of selections from their #1-selling latest recording Sound of the Saints, along with one of their signature classics, "Ocean Floor." Audio Adrenaline shared the historic Opry stage with four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, July 1, 2015*

Sanctus Real Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt Announces Departure From Band

After a 20 year history together, GRAMMY nominations, Dove Awards, seven albums and six No. 1 singles, Matt Hammitt, the lead singer of Sanctus Real, has announced he will be leaving the band this December. Both Matt and his fellow band members have taken time to draft personal statements so that their fans can hear from them first hand and in their own words. The band has announced their “Farewell To A Friend” tour this fall, which will be Hammitt’s final tour with the band. Sparrow Records will release a Greatest Hits project from Sanctus Real this... << Full Report >>

Zealand Phil Joel's Zealand Worship Signs With Word Worship

Word Entertainment is proud to welcome Phil Joel and his band Zealand Worship as the newest signee to Word Worship. Hear Zealand Worship's new self-titled EP on Spotify now for the first recorded output from a band that's been on a mission to fire up the faithful. "For the last several years, we've been leading worship and ministering under the radar wherever and to whomever we've felt led... << Full Report >>

Switchfoot Switchfoot's "Oh! Gravity" To Release On Colored Vinyl

Switchfoot's 2006 album Oh! Gravity is about to make its vinyl debut and is available now for preorder via The vinyl release is scheduled for August 4th (oddly a Tuesday and not the new schedule of Friday), and can be accessed here: The album will be pressed in both red and clear with white smoke vinyl... << Full Report >>

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