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June, 2017

*Friday, June 30, 2017*

Nichole Nordeman Nichole Nordeman To Release "Every Mile Mattered" July 28

On July 28th, singer/songwriter Nichole Nordeman will release her fifth full-length studio record, Every Mile Mattered, the follow up to her 2015 EP, The Unmaking, which featured the viral hit "Slow Down."... << Full Report >>

Gotee Records' Finding Favour Will Release New Album August 25

Finding Favour Gotee Records' Finding Favour will be releasing their new album, Farewell Fear, on August 25 as a follow-up to their 2015 album Reborn, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums' chart. The album is now available for preorder digitally - - and at their website As... << Full Report >>

Jesus Culture Releasing New Album August 11

Jesus Culture and Capitol CMG announce the upcoming release of their new live worship album, Love Has A Name, releasing August 11. The digital preorder for the album is now available with an instant download for the song "Halls of Heaven" (, which listeners can check out with the new lyric video... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 28, 2017*

Third Day To Release New Album "Revival" August 4

Provident Label Group/Sony Music announces the highly anticipated album from THIRD DAY, Revival, will release on August 4, 2017. The album's first single, "Revival," is at radio and available now at all digital service providers for download and streaming here... << Full Report >>

SWITCHFOOT's 13th Annual BRO-AM Beach Fest Raises Over $200K

On Saturday, June 24th, Grammy-winning alternative rock band SWITCHFOOT celebrated the 13th annual SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The annual community celebration and charity eventgathered over 17,000... << Full Report >>

Hillsong Young and Free Launch Summer US Tour

GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free will embark on a 10-city domestic tour of their acclaimed album “Youth Revival”. In a continuation of their sold out stateside shows, the summer leg of Youth Revival Nights will kick-off on July... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 27, 2017*

Singer Songwriter Kayla Bailey Releases New Single

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Kayla Bailey is set to release a new single today when “March On Christian Soldier” goes for adds at Christian AC and Christian CHR radio. The song, produced by Haxton Road Studios’ Neil Greenhaw, was written by Bailey and is from her album titled... << Full Report >>

Hillsong United's "Wonder" Debuts No. 1 on Billboard Christian Chart

With over two million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, multi-platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED continues to establish itself as one of the most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music topping multiple charts this week with its highly-anticipated sixth studio project... << Full Report >>

Reconcile Partners with RMG Amplify for New Mixtape

Reflection Music Group announces the signing of Miami-based hip hop artist Reconcile to its RMG Amplify division, a label partnership that provides marketing support to established independent artists. The Billboard charting artist releases his song “Reckless... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 26, 2017*

Mad at the World To Release First New Album In 22 Years

Rock band Mad at the World, comprised of brothers Randy and Roger Rose, is reuniting to record and release their first new album in 22 years. The band released seven albums together between 1987 and 1995. To help fund their return to music, the duo have taken to Kickstarter to help make their new project a reality... << Full Report >>

Todd Agnew Unveils "From Grace to Glory"

Chart-topping seven-time Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter and worship leader Todd Agnew has unveiled his latest project, a 16-track collection of new songs, as well as unreleased, remixed, and favorite tracks from the vault... << Full Report >>

FOR TODAY's Mattie Montgomery's Former Band BESIEGED Re-Releases Song

Before Mattie Montgomery was the vocalist in FOR TODAY, he fronted Michigan's BESIEGED. The band released a sole full-length effort, titled Atlantis, before Montgomery moved on to FOR TODAY. The album was released 10 years ago today, June 26, on Blood & Ink Records... << Full Report >>

*Sunday, June 25, 2017*

7 Core Music Signs Throwback Kid

7Core Music are pleased to announce the 2nd of 3 brand new label signing's coming this year, Throwback Kid. Take a splash of Badly Drawn Boy, a spoonful of Jack Johnson, add a sprinkling of The Beach Boys and top off with a little Waterboys Fisherman’s blues era... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 23, 2017*

Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Jennifer McGill to Release Faith-Based Debut Solo Album

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, “Unbreakable” - to be released in August... << Full Report >>

The City Harmonic's Final Album, "Benediction Live"

Award-winning worship band The City Harmonic independently releases worldwide today (June 23) its fourth and final album, Benediction Live: Worship from Churches Working Together in Canada, with management, marketing and distribution through The Fuel Music and with support from FACTOR. 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’s Benediction Live is meant to be both a blessing and a sending... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 22, 2017*

Facedown Records Announce Signing of Fleshkiller

Facedown Records is exited to welcome Fleshkiller  to the Facedown family. Founded by Ole Børud, Fleshkiller saw the light of day as a result of Extol’s return to hiatus after their last album in 2013... << Full Report >>

PRAZOR Partners with Creation Festival for “Creation Station” Channel

PRAZOR has partnered with Creation Festival to create a music channel unique for the artists performing at the festival, as well as serve as host of the late night stage featuring the best up and coming artists in the Christian dance genre.  Creation Northeast will take place June 28-July 1 at Agape Farm in Mt. Union, PA... << Full Report >>

Bernie Herms Named BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year

Acclaimed producer and prolific songwriter Bernie Herms received the BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year Award at last night’s BMI Christian Music Awards, the top honor of the night and another victory for Herms who won a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song earlier this year. He also received four BMI Song Awards for “Christ In Me,” “Just Be Held,” “Thy Will” and “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 20, 2017*

"Hurt Road," Memoir From Mark Lee (Third Day) Releases Sept. 5

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, announces they are releasing Hurt Road, the memoir from Mark Lee , on September 5. Lee is a founding member and guitarist for the multi-GRAMMY Award winning group Third Day... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 19, 2017*

Sanctus Real Announces New Single, "Safe In My Father's Arms"

It's been two years since we've heard new music from the multi-GRAMMY® nominated band Sanctus Real and they are excited to announce they are back with a brand new single. Titled "Safe In My Father's Arms," the song already the most downloaded and streamed tune according to PlayMPE at press time. "Safe In My Father's Arms" is a reminder of how good it... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music Welcomes Worship Artist Alisa Turner

Integrity Music welcomes Nashville-based singer, songwriter and worship leader Alisa Turner and announces the August 25 release of her debut, self-titled project... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 16, 2017*

Jeremy Camp Jeremy Camp Debuts New Single Today, "Word Of Life"

Multi-award winning artist and songwriter Jeremy Camp has announced his latest single debuts today. The poignant song, "Word Of Life," can be found at all digital formats by clicking here and will go for adds at radio next week on June 23. "Word Of Life" is the first single from Camp's upcoming album slated for release this fall... << Full Report >>

Seventh Day Slumber Returns To Roots With Deeply Personal "Found"

One of Christian music's most popular rock acts for two decades, Seventh Day Slumber returns July 28 with Found (VSR Music Group/Capitol Christian Distribution), their 11th studio recording and first release in two years. Produced by the group's Jeremy Holderfield, Found features 10 new selections-all penned or co-written by the band-showcasing Seventh Day Slumber's comprehensive musical breadth, from hard rock anthems to melodic pop ballads... << Full Report >>

GRAMMY Winner Chris Tomlin Announces Good Good Father Tour

GRAMMY award winner Chris Tomlin will be heading out across the country with special guest and GRAMMY nominee, Matt Maher. Kicking off October 13th in St. Paul, MN., the Good Good Father Tour will include performances of some of the most widely known worship songs in the world, such as "How Great Is Our God" and "Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]," as well as... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 15, 2017*

Kingdom Bound 2017 Brings Star Studded Lineup to Darien Lake

The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, is set to return to Darien Lake theme park this summer. The 31st annual festival takes place July 26-29 with more than 40,000 attendees from across the U.S. and Canada expected to attend. On-site accommodations are available, as well as full event and single day commuter passes.  All tickets include access to festival activities as well as admission to Darien Lake Theme and Water Park... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 14, 2017*

For KING & COUNTRY Wins Big Earning Three Awards at Fifth Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards

For KING & COUNTRY took top honors at the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards, broadcasted for the first-time ever in 500+ movie theaters across the country through Fathom Events. Four-Time Grammy Award® Nominee Matthew West and Emmy Award® Winner Elisabeth Hasselbeck... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 13, 2017*

Hillsong UNITED's "Wonder" Debuts No. 1 on iTunes Christian Chart

The multi-platinum-selling Christian music powerhouse and chart leading Hillsong UNITED’s new album, “WONDER” debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian genre, in the Top 5 on iTunes over all genres and received playlist placements to over 4M followers on Spotify on Friday. As an additional bonus for fans, the band released custom lyric videos for every track on the album with never-before-seen footage of studio recordings and photoshoots. Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 12, 2017*

Bethel Music's Worship Nights Returns To U.S.

After a trek in Europe, Bethel Music's Worship Nights tour has returned to the U.S. alongside opener Housefires. The extended nights of worship and ministry will visit New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Chicago and more June 10-20. Each night is a 3-hour experience of worship, ministry and teaching from Bethel Church core pastors. For the latest tour information... << Full Report >>

Sadie Robertson Announces The Live Original Tour

Best-selling author, speaker and role-model, Sadie Robertson, announces her 16-city Live Original Fall 2017 Tour. The tour encourages tens of thousands of young adults “to live uniquely and be the person God made you to be.”

The tour features Sadie’s older brother, author and speaker, John Luke Robertson; the innovative, high-energy harmony of Anthem Lights; worship sound of Jesus Culture’s Chris McClarney... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 9, 2017*

Matt Maher Debuts New Single, "Your Love Defends Me"

Eight-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Matt Maher is debuting a new song today, "Your Love Defends Me." It is available now at all digital outlets and streaming providers - click here and below to watch the official lyric video. The single has been released to radio and will be impacting on June 23rd with stations already jumping on board. Corey Mann from 96.9 WHPZ, South Bend said upon hearing the single... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 7, 2017*

The Afters The Afters Score No. 1 At Radio With "Shadows"

The Afters have garnered their sixth No. 1 with their latest "Shadows" earning the top spot on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart while the single continues to clip the Billboard Hot AC chart, hitting No. 7 this week. Found on their fifth album, Live On Forever, the track sets the tone of the record with its message of motivation and inspiration. Live On Forever released in the fall of 2016, and emerged out of a season of trials for the band, serving as a reminder of God's faithfulness and strength in our moments of weakness... << Full Report >>

Tauren Wells Releases First Solo LP, HILLS AND VALLEYS, On June 23

Reunion Records/Sony Music Entertainment announces the anticipated release of Tauren Wells' new solo LP, Hills And Valleys. The digital-only deluxe edition features 15 songs and releases June 23. A physical version of the album, featuring 11 songs, will debut July 21. Full track listings for both album versions are below... << Full Report >>

Integrity Music Welcomes Worship Leader/Songwriter Corey Voss

Integrity Music welcomes worship leader and songwriter Corey Voss and announces the July 28 release of Voss’ EP Songs of Heaven & Earth: Volume 1... << Full Report >>

Forerunner Music Releases "Onething Live: All Cry Glory" June 23

Recorded during the International House of Prayer of Kansas City’s (IHOPKC’s) annual Onething young adult conference last December and marking the 11th live Onething album to date, Onething Live: All Cry Glory releases today from Forerunner Music, the official record label of IHOPKC. Featuring some of the most memorable songs from the 15th year-end premier event... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 6, 2017*

T.D. Jakes' MEGAFEST To Return June 28-July 1

Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and renowned pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes hosts the biennial MegaFest in Dallas from June 28 – July 1 at the famed Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.  The internationally-acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival is returning to Dallas for its third year. With the family favorite festival’s continued growth and popularity, this year’s event... << Full Report >>

Bryan Popin Set To Release New Album "I Got Out" July 21

Gospel's rising star, Bryan Popin, and his label Little Boy Wonder Music/Flaydo Music, have entered into a distribution deal with Fuel Music to release his highly-anticipated new album I Got Out on July 21, 2017.... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 5, 2017*

John Waller John Waller Releases 1st New Single, Music Video In Two Years

Recording artist and songwriter John Waller, known for such inspiring hit singles as “Crazy Faith” (featured in the hit box office film, War Room), “While I'm Waiting” (featured in 2008’s No.1 independent film, Fireproof... << Full Report >>

Fans Invited to Take Part in the Ultimate Fan Experience "K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope" in Cinemas

Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West returned as hosts for this year's fifth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. Held at the historic Grand Ole Opry, winners were announced live from the Opry stage in between performances from fan favorites including Big Daddy Weave, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Crowder, Danny Gokey, For KING... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 2, 2017*

Tenth Avenue North Tenth Avenue North Fall Tour with Brandon Heath, Jon McLaughlin

Tenth Avenue North is thrilled to announced their fall "I Have This Hope" tour with special guests Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin. This exclusive tour will begin September 28th, and most markets' tickets will be available beginning June 9 here. The tour namesake is the band's current radio single that is No. 2 on the National Christian Audience chart from their most recent album Followers... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 1, 2017*

Iron Bell Music's GOD THAT SAVES Receives Rave Reviews

Since its release on May 19, stellar reviews have come in about God That Saves, the debut album from Essential Worship's Iron Bell Music. It's been said that the project from this Louisville, Kentucky-based worship group "demonstrate[s] such a robust declaration of faith over songs that are iron-cladded in the praise of Jesus sung over huge anthemic hooks," and is already touted to be one of the "top worship releases of 2017... << Full Report >>

Mandisa Mandisa's First New Album In Four Years Sees Her Again At The Top Of The Chart

Following her GRAMMY® winning album Overcomer (2013), Mandisa’s fifth studio album Out Of The Dark has returned Mandisa to the top of charts, earning the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s... << Full Report >>

MercyMe Multi-Platinum Selling MercyMe Announces East Coast Trek Of “Lifer Tour” This October

GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe will bring the second leg of their “Lifer Tour” to 14 markets October 7 – 29. Carrying the namesake of their latest No. 1 album, LIFER, the American Music Award winners will perform fan favorites such as “I Can Only Imagine,” “Flawless,” “Greater” and more, including their current chart-topper “Even If” which... << Full Report >>

Chris Tomlin "Chris Tomlin: Worship At Red Rocks" Set For September 6

GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin will return to Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater Wednesday, Sept. 6 for "Chris Tomlin: Worship At Red Rocks."  Expected to sell out as in the past, tickets for the special night of worship will be available for presale for a limited time starting June 1st at 9am MT until June 2nd at 9am MT using the presale password "tomlin." The official on sale date is June 2nd, starting at 10am MT.  Tickets will be available at... << Full Report >>

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