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June, 2021



*Wednesday, June 30, 2021*


Casting Crowns SoulFest Returns to New England, Celebrating Faith Through Music, This August

New Sound Concerts is celebrating the 23rd annual SoulFest with Music, Love & Action, featuring multiple GRAMMY-award-winning Christian artists to perform at the Award-Winning Gunstock Mountain Resort. This highly anticipated summer festival gathers over 8,000 attendees and more than 75 artists and speakers. With four stages of live musical... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 29, 2021*


Provident Entertainment Provident Entertainment Announces Staff Promotions of Holly Zabka And Blaine Barcus

Provident Entertainment is proud to announce the promotions of Holly Zabka and Blaine Barcus. Zabka is named Sr. Vice President for Essential Music Publishing and Head of Creative for Provident Label Group. Previously SVP for Publishing, Zabka reports to Terry Hemmings, President/CEO of... << Full Report >>

Jabari Johnson's "Fixed Fight" Hits #1 on Billboard Gospel's National Airplay Chart

Jabari Johnson's popular single of encouragement, "Fixed Fight" has earned #1 status on the Billboard Gospel National Airplay Chart - making Johnson's first #1 single. Jabari Johnson called on songstress Krystal Broussard to assist in delivering a powerful message to listeners and followers of Christ. The singer's forthcoming album is slated for release this summer, but you can stream "Fixed Fight"... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 28, 2021*


Anberlin Live Nation Presents Anberlin 2021 Tour

American rock band Anberlin are hitting the road this September with The Early November and special guests to be announced soon! Live Nation presents Anberlin’s 2021 Tour,kicking off on September 4th in Orlando, FL, and visiting cities throughout the United States. All VIP and general tickets go on sale Thursday, July 1... << Full Report >>

Big Daddy Weave Curb | Word Entertainment And Big Daddy Weave Enter New Agreement

Curb | Word Entertainment and Big Daddy Weave have entered into a new agreement to continue their long-term relationship. The band, first signed to Fervent Records in 2001, with Fervent later becoming part of the Curb | Word Entertainment family, has earned 10 career #1 singles, 7 career Top 5 singles, and multiple awards and nominations for the Dove Awards, K-LOVE Fan Awards, Billboard Music Awards, ASCAP and BMI Awards, as well as receiving The Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award... << Full Report >>

Kirk Franklin RCA Inspiration Celebrates Kirk Franklin's 2021 BET Award Win

RCA Inspiration celebrated the 2021 BET Awards with a powerful night for Gospel, as two #1 hits from Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) were lauded at this year’s awards. The sixteen-time GRAMMY®-winning artist, songwriter and producer was honored with the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for the second consecutive year, winning for his... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Celebrate 5th No. 1 Hit from "Burn the Ships"

Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY celebrates its fifth No. 1 hit from the GRAMMY winning, RIAA Gold certified studio album Burn The Ships with the single “Amen”. “Amen” not only brings the platinum selling duo to nine No. 1 hits total, it also marks... << Full Report >>

Jekalyn Carr Jekalyn Carr Is First Gospel Artist Inducted into Women's Songwriters Hall of Fame

Multiple award winner, singer-songwriter Jekalyn Carr was honored last week in Washington DC at the Women's Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards. Carr, the first Gospel artist to receive this prestigious induction, was celebrated at an elite event hosted by Jody Watley at the National Museum of Women In Arts. This recognition honors her significant... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 25, 2021*


Ellie Holcomb Ellie Holcomb Releases New Album "Canyon" Today

Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb releases her third studio LP, Canyon, today in partnership with Capitol CMG. This hope-filled album showcases an all-star team of co-writers such as Natalie Hemby, Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, Thad Cockrell, David Leonard, and Jon Guerra, was produced by Cason Cooley and executive produced by her father Brown Bannister. Canyon is a record about a deeper sorrow and a higher hope. Click here to listen to the full-length album... << Full Report >>

Switchfoot Switchfoot Releases "fluorescent" Music Video

Today, Switchfoot releases a vivid new music video for their single “fluorescent.” Directed by Erick Frost, the visual follows last week’s announcement of Switchfoot’s new album interrobang, set for release on August 20 via Fantasy Records... << Full Report >>

Chris Renzema Chris Renzema Releases Double-Sided Single Today

Acclaimed singer / songwriter Chris Renzema releases two songs today (June 25) from his third full-length and second Centricity Music album, Get Out of the Way of Your Own Heart, which is set to release Sept. 3 and is... << Full Report >>

Sarah Reeves Curb | Word Entertainment's Sarah Reeves Drops Red-Hot "Dance To It (Luca Schreiner Remix)" Today (6/25)

Curb | Word Entertainment artist and songwriter Sarah Reeves drops the red-hot “Dance To It (Luca Schreiner Remix)” today (6/25). Listen to the new song HERE. With a chorus that toasts the ups and downs of life, “Dance To It (Luca Schreiner Remix)” provides a soundtrack to every high and every low. “To the love, to the pain, to the memories we... << Full Report >>

Phil Wickham Phil Wickham's New Album, "Hymn of Heaven" Releases Today!

Today Phil Wickham releases his eighth album, Hymn Of Heaven (Fair Trade Services). Encompassing 13 songs, including his multiple-week No. 1 hit "Battle Belongs," the... << Full Report >>

Influencers Church Partners With DREAM Label Group To Sign New Band Dreamers To DREAM Records

Los Angeles based DREAM Label Group is proud to announce the signing of Dreamers, the music behind the youth movement of Influencers, a global church with campuses across Australia and Atlanta. The group is ramping up to a 3-track collection releasing on August 14th and today their debut single “Count On” releases to all digital retail outlets... << Full Report >>

The Color Debuts New Single "Better Way"

The Color is proud to announce the release of their new single, “Better Way.” This multitrack release, which comes with a worship version, was written with Lauren Hungate and Jonathan Gamble, produced by Jeff Owen (Tenth Avenue North) and co-produced by Bede Benjamin-Korporaal... << Full Report >>

Sidewalk Prophets Curb | Word Entertainment's Sidewalk Prophets Announces the Great Big Family Reunion At The Cross

Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Sidewalk Prophets announces the Great Big Family Reunion At The Cross in Alto Pass, IL. Taking place under the stars at Bald Knob Cross Of Peace, one of the tallest man-made crosses in the world, this marks the first-ever concert to be held at this specific location... << Full Report >>

Soulful Singer and Billboard Chart-Topping Artist, Wess Morgan, Releases New Single "Why Can't We Love?" Today

Back in the studio after a year when the music entirely stopped for artists and the live entertainment community, soulful singer Wess Morgan is working on a project slated for release in late 2021. Today, June 25, he is giving fans a sneak peek at what to expect from his new music with the release of “Why Can’t We Love?," his first single in four years. Watch the official music video... << Full Report >>

"Only Risen King" From Phil Thompson Drops Today With New Album Pre-Order

Today, worship artist and songwriter Phil Thompson drops his latest single, "Only Risen King," with Integrity Music. Accompanied with a live performance video, "Only Risen King" will be featured on Thompson's sophomore album... << Full Report >>

Tauren Wells Lakewood Music Releases New Single Featuring Kim Walker-Smith

Today, Lakewood Music, the music team at the Houston-based 50,000-member church pastored by Joel Osteen, makes its debut under a new multi-year distribution and publishing administration agreement with Re:Think/Capitol CMG (a Universal Music Group company). “In the Name” (featuring Kim Walker-Smith) is now available on all digital streaming... << Full Report >>

Travis Greene Travis Greene Debuts New Single "Hold On Me" ft. Kirk Franklin, John P. Kee

Travis Greene releases a striking new single with “Hold On Me” (feat. Kirk Franklin and John P. Kee), the first official single going out to Gospel radio from his upcoming new album Oil + Water. Bringing the Gospel trailblazers together on this new collaboration, Greene paints a jazzy, bold tune celebrating the freedom and joy we experience, knowing God is with us. The single is available now via digital music providers... << Full Report >>

BET's "Sunday Best" Season 9 Finalist Josh Copeland Releases New Single

BET's Sunday Best season 9 finalist and Maryland native Josh Copeland releases his latest single "All Things Working", which is available now for digital download and streaming on all platforms. The song debuts today in the Top 20 on iTunes Top 200 Christian/Gospel Top Songs chart... << Full Report >>

Norden Pass Releases Perspective-Shifting New Single, "God of Miracles"

Inspirational worship-pop duo Norden Pass announces the much-anticipated release of their third internationally released single, "God of Miracles", to all streaming outlets as of June 25, 2021. The song is the first one of 2021 for the group — made up of Tuakah Edward Whiangar Jr. and Micah Reierson... << Full Report >>

From Shaolin to Zion, iNTELLECT Hits with Devastating Skill on New Record

Who doesn’t enjoy a good kung-fu flick? In fact, sampling kung-fu movies became quite popular during hip hop’s golden era as the genre has had an infatuation with martial arts for seemingly its entire existence. Ohio emcee iNTELLECT looks to continue in that rich tradition on his newest record “New Kung Fu”... << Full Report >>

Winona Avenue Release Debut Album Today, June 25

Today, Winona Avenue released their long-awaited self-titled debut album. The twelve-track album is available now at all major digital music services and can be downloaded or streamed at https://listen.winonaavenue.com/self-titled. The album consists of eight previously released singles, including... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 24, 2021*


Zach Williams Zach Williams Readies For Fall Headlining Tour

It was fall of 2019 when multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams kicked off his first major headlining and successful run of "The Rescue Story Tour," and plans were underway to continue into spring 2020. When the pandemic forced tours around the world to cancel, Williams missed the road but used his time to write, record new music... << Full Report >>

Syntax Creative Signs New York-Based Old Bear Records

Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new partnership with New York-based Old Bear Records, home to a diverse roster of artists and bands that range from instrumental, folk, indie rock, gospel, blues, singer-songwriter, and avant-garde. The label just released an alternative project called... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 23, 2021*


Crowder Crowder Tops Billboard Christian Albums Chart for Third Time with Latest Album

Three-time GRAMMY nominated, genre-defying artist Crowder’s latest album ‘Milk & Honey’ (6.11) is No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, making it Crowder’s third appearance atop this chart upon a debut. Released in full in Dolby Atmos via sixstepsrecords/Capitol Christian Music Group, the record is... << Full Report >>

For the Fatherless Return with Autobiographical EP July 16

Acclaimed husband/wife singer/songwriters and worship leaders For The Fatherless return July 16 with Poetry, an autobiographical four-song set hallmarked by vulnerability and hope. Co-penned by the duo’s Brian and Christa Yak and brimming with vibrant pop production from Bryan Fowler (TobyMac, Gabby Barrett) and Austin Cannon, the EP celebrates... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 22, 2021*


We The Kingdom To Release "Live At Ocean Way Nashville" July 2

Two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated We The Kingdom has already sold out 13 shows on their first ever headlining tour. Now, they’re bringing their dynamic and invigorating performances to fans with the release of their ‘Live At Ocean Way Nashville’ album on Friday, July 2nd via Capitol Christian Music Group... << Full Report >>

Rory Feek Releases First Solo Album, "Gentle Man," To Wide Acclaim

Rory Feek’s new album, Gentle Man, is the GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter’s first solo album, as well as the first he’s recorded since losing his wife and country music collaborator, Joey, to cancer five years ago. Rory appeared on the TODAY show this morning to discuss life on his Columbia, Tennessee farm with 7-year-old daughter Indiana, the new... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 21, 2021*


NF NF Announces 2021 North American "Clouds" Tour

Returning to the road this fall, chart-topping Michigan rapper NF will embark on his first North American headline run in two years, the CLOUDS TOUR, presented by Live Nation. The artist pre-sale starts tomorrow, June 22 @10AM local; fans who sign up for the NF e-mail list at nfrealmusic.com will get first access to tickets. The Spotify... << Full Report >>

Jenny and Tyler Pay Homage to Family with Endearing "Part of Me"

Acclaimed folk/pop husband/wife duo Jenny & Tyler return with the very personal “Part of Me,” inspired by their two oldest daughters, Jane and Sara. The song was penned by the duo’s Jenny Somers while processing her children’s response to the events and challenges that have marked the past year... << Full Report >>

Pat Barrett Pat Barrett Announces "Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly - Worship Nights Tour"

Worship leader and songwriter Pat Barrett announces his headlining tour, "Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly - Worship Nights Tour," coming this September with 11 cities across the nation (dates and markets below). The tour's namesake comes from Barrett's newest studio project, Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly, and marks the second headlining tour of his career. Tickets are on sale today at 10 am local time... << Full Report >>

Grammy Award Nominated Singer-Songwriter Jason Clayborn Passes the Million Mark on Pandora

It’s been a long hard journey for Louisville, KY’s Jason Clayborn who began his career as a singer with the Christian Hip-Hop group, The Righteous Riders, twenty years ago. Since the group disbanded in 2004, Clayborn has become a successful songwriter with an armful of hits for artists such... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 18, 2021*


Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces New Album, "interrobang," Due Out August 20

This week, Switchfoot finally announced the title and release date for their next studio album. interrobang will release August 20th, and CD and vinyl copies are now up for preorder on Switchfoot.com. Today, the band also released their second single from the album, "fluorescent". Check out their announcement from today... << Full Report >>

Anne Wilson Is Capitol CMG's Largest New Artist Debut Single Launch in 10 Years; New Music Coming August 6th

Earlier this year, Capitol Christian Music Group's new singer-songwriter Anne Willson released her three-track digital debut single, My Jesus, which featured her breakthrough radio single "My Jesus." Wilson's My Jesus is Capitol CMG's largest debut single launch from a new artist... << Full Report >>

Amy Grant Amy Grant Announces Fall Tour

Six-time GRAMMY-winner Amy Grant has announced her 2021 fall tour, which will include songs from and celebrate the 30th anniversary editon of her iconic album, Heart In Motion, which will release on July 9. For the past two weeks, physical pre-orders via DSPs and fan bundles via AmyGrant.com have been available, and today, digital... << Full Report >>

John Waller John Waller Releases Duet With Daughter, "What My Father Does"

Accomplished singer, songwriter, husband and father of 10 children, John Waller releases his Parade and American Songwriter-premiered “What My Father Does” single today at... << Full Report >>

Facedown Records Signs MEADOWS, Debuts New Single Today

Classic hardcore influence woven into melodic rock and atmospheric guitars—Meadows delivers it all while tending toward the current of modern hardcore. The Birmingham, Alabama 5-piece have been compared to contemporaries Counterparts and Defeater, as well as genre masters mewithoutYou and La Dispute, and are slated to play... << Full Report >>

Flourish Creative's Third Single, "Majestic," Releasing June 18

Flourish Music is continuing a prolific 2021 with the release of their third single, "Majestic," available on all digital platforms June 18. "Majestic" is the latest single from the worship collective, a track focused on declaring the grandeur of God as well as His closeness. The Flourish Music team has been putting out a song... << Full Report >>

Brian Courtney Wilson and Ledisi Release Classic "Be Real Black for Me"

3x Grammy nominee, Brian Courtney Wilson drops a new single, “Be Real Black For Me” today on all digital platforms. This single released in celebration of Black Music Month precedes the release... << Full Report >>

Tasha Cobbs Leonard perseveres on new single "Gotta Believe"

Today, Grammy, Billboard Music, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning musician and songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard unveils her first new single of 2021 “Gotta Believe,” an anthem about searching for strength in times of hesitance and uncertainty. “Gotta Believe” is a truly personal song for Leonard, written during a period in which she and her husband... << Full Report >>

Colton Dixon People.com Talks with Colton Dixon for His First Father's Day

Continuing their extensive coverage of hisfamily story, PEOPLE.COM has spoken with American Idol alum Colton Dixon about celebrating his first Father's Day with his ten month old identical... << Full Report >>

Jason Crabb Jason Crabb Steps into New Season Today with "Just As I Am" EP

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 22-time Dove Award honoree Jason Crabb celebrates the beginning of a new chapter in his storied career with the release today of Just As I Am. The five-song EP, Crabb’s official debut on the Red Street Records label, was produced by GRAMMY® winner Jay DeMarcus, founding member of country supergroup Rascal Flatts... << Full Report >>

Maverick City Music Maverick City Music Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of New Album "Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition"

Today, in celebration of Juneteenth, Billboard Music Award-winning music collective Maverick City Music releases their newest project, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition. The new album is a dual-side feature consisting of a live produced gospel A-Side and a Rap/R&B/Pop produced B-Side. Jubilee features a wide range of guest artists, including heavy-hitters from gospel, R&B, Pop and Rap... << Full Report >>

Emilia Walasik Releases New Single and Video for "Irreplaceable"

Country-Pop/Singer-Songwriter Emilia Walasik is transforming the Contemporary-Christian community through idiosyncratic storytelling that breaks genre stereotypes. Today, Emilia is thrilled to announce her new single and music video, “Irreplaceable”, which was released on June 18th, 2021. “Irreplaceable” explores the deeper meaning of love... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 17, 2021*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Release New Track "Sunshine" from Upcoming Album

GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE have released “Sunshine”, the fourth track off their forthcoming studio album Into The Mystery. The song is available to stream and download starting today HERE. Into The Mystery is due for release on July 30 via Elektra Records and is available for pre-order... << Full Report >>

Curb | Word Music Publishing Announce Signing of Jess Soccorsi

Curb | Word Music Publishing is excited to announce the signing of Jess Soccorsi. Jess Soccorsi is a multi-genre singer/songwriter who moved to Nashville in 2015 to pursue Pop, Film/TV, Worship and Christian music. Originally from West Virginia, Jess lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for years writing primarily worship and pop music. She spent most of her time leading worship, helping equip other worship leaders/writers, and traveling abroad... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 16, 2021*


Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Breaks Streaming Record for a Christian Song at Amazon Music with "Scars in Heaven"

GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns continues to impact listeners with their newest song, "Scars in Heaven." The impact was seen worldwide as the poignant ballad broke the global fiirst-day streaming record for a Christian song debut on Amazon Music... << Full Report >>

The Gray Havens The Gray Havens Launch New Podcast To Accompany "Blue Flower" Album

The Gray Havens announce the launch of their new podcast. As a way to give listeners more insight on the inspiration behind their music and the songwriting/recording process, The Gray Havens recently launched The Gray Havens Podcast. The new... << Full Report >>

Building 429 Billy Ballenger Collaborates with B429's Jason Roy for "Tree and the Nails"

“Tree And The Nails,” the debut radio single from singer/songwriter and pop vocalist Billy Ballenger, is impacting audiences across the country and is now available on streaming platforms. The powerful ballad was penned by Ballenger, along with Jason Roy and Jesse Garcia of Christian radio mainstay Building 429... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 15, 2021*


Mandisa Ron Rawls, Mandisa's Musical Director, Releases New Project

“Ain’t Nobody Like Jesus,” a new project from Grammy and Dove Award-winning producer and musician Ron Rawls makes its debut today. The new album from the Red Torch Music label is available for streaming, downloads and purchase at all digital outlets. A new single, the title track, goes for adds to gospel-formatted radio outlets... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 14, 2021*


Ellie Holcomb Ellie Holcomb To Perform at Ryman Auditorium August 19; New Song "Color" Available Now

Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb released a new song, "Color," from her forthcoming album Canyon, which is available later this month on June 25th. Along with "Color," Holcomb released another breathtaking music video for the song that was filmed at Big Bend National Park and directed by Shelby Goldsmith. The song was co-written with Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. Click below to watch this stunning video... << Full Report >>

Petra Girder Music Remasters and Re-Releases Three Iconic Petra Albums on CD and Vinyl

Petra got its start in 1972 as one of the pioneers of Christian Rock.  Now 20 albums later with 4 Grammys™ and 10 Dove Awards™, they are the World’s Most Popular Christian Rock Band.  It didn't matter if you were listening to Deliverance, Amy Grant, and Michael W. Smith, one... << Full Report >>

Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood to Release Powerful "My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman" Concert on DVD on July 23

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood has recorded her first-ever gospel LIVE performance DVD, My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman. The DVD will be released internationally on July 23 by Gaither Music Group in partnership with Capitol Records Nashville with distribution by Capitol Christian Music... << Full Report >>

First Church Worship's New Single, "He Can," Declares God's Power in the Midst of Uncertainty

First Church Worship announces the release of their single, "He Can" — the first new music of 2021, and the first since their 2020 self-titled debut EP. The worship collective, under the leadership of director Johnathan Dean, wrote "He Can" as a faith-filled "roar" in response to a year full of uncertainty and anxiety... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 11, 2021*


Crowder Crowder Releases New Album, "Milk and Honey"

In a year filled with anxiety and stress, 3x GRAMMY-nominated genre-defying artist Crowder delivers a glimpse of hope with a reminder of the promise of a more harmonious and unified place on his new album ‘Milk & Honey,’ available everywhere today (6.11) via sixstepsrecords / Capitol Christian Music Group. This is the label's first full-length release in Dolby Atmos... << Full Report >>

Facedown Records Signs HolyName

Facedown Records are very proud to welcome HolyName to the Facedown Family; the brand new collaboration includes members new to the Family as well as Facedown alumni... << Full Report >>

Building 429 Building 429 Releases New Single, "Not Finished Yet," Today

Today, GRAMMY®-nominated band Building 429 releases their newest single “Not Finished Yet.” Continuing the band's tradition of delivering big songs with big emotion, the new song is a stirring, hopeful pop anthem about how even when we stray far away, God is there, ready to draw us close to Him. "Not Finished Yet' was written by Building 429 frontman Jason Roy along with Riley Friesen, who also produced the song... << Full Report >>

We Are Messengers We Are Messengers Releases Anthemic Single, "Come What May," Today

Curb | Word Entertainment’s We Are Messengers releases the anthemic “Come What May” today (6/11). The resilient track serves as the next radio single and offers the first taste of new music from the K-LOVE Award-winner’s forthcoming third studio album. Listen to... << Full Report >>

Jor'Dan Armstrong's Single, "My God," Available Now

Jor'Dan Armstrong, Gospel music's freshest voice, drops his new song today, June 11 to all digital platforms. "My God," which premiered just last month on Radio One, was immediately catapulted to Billboard's Most Added Chart... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 10, 2021*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle's World Tour to Make Long Awaited Return This Fall

After her first headline arena tour was cut short last winter, two-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle is finally picking up where she left off. The “Lauren Daigle World Tour” will kick off September 24th in Fort Wayne, IN before making stops throughout the US including Kansas City, Atlanta, Lafayette, Houston, and New Orleans before wrapping in Nashville on November 19... << Full Report >>

Essential Music Publishing And Essential Worship Announce Exclusive Partnership With Life.Church Worship And Switch

Today, Essential Music Publishing and Essential Worship announced a new partnership with Life.Church Worship and Switch. As the exclusive recording partner for Life.Church Worship and Switch, Essential Worship will represent their songs and catalog recordings... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 9, 2021*


Wande Wande Premieres Music Video for "Big God" on YouTube

Today, the First Lady of Reach Records Wande, premiered her official music video for her latest single, “Big God” on her YouTube channel. The video was shot in Atlanta, directed by Jonny Clay featuring choreography by Brianna Baca... << Full Report >>

Newsboys Newsboys Release New Single, "Magnetic"

Newsboys, one of the music world’s leading cast members, released the lead single, “Magnetic,” on Friday May 7th from its upcoming fall project. This is the first music to be delivered from this award-winning group in over two years. Additionally, Newsboys will be touring in full force this fall and the Step into the Light tour... << Full Report >>

Mandisa Awakening Events Introduces New Multi-Artist Tour Headlined by Newsboys

Awakening Events announces the Step Into The Light Tour. Headlined by Christian music veterans NEWSBOYS with special guests MANDISA, WE ARE MESSENGERS, CADE THOMPSON and ADAM AGEE, the 17-city trek will begin this October in Mississippi, with stops planned in the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and more, before wrapping November 20... << Full Report >>

Johnny Cash's Grandson Thomas Gabriel Added Performers for Lifest Music City

Lifest Music City has announced that Thomas Gabriel, the eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, will be performing during the July 29-31 music festival to be held at the former property owned by Johnny Cash, Hideaway Farm in Bon Aqua, Tennessee... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 8, 2021*


Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Lands Fifth No. 1 With "Hold On To Me"

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle can add another record to her already impressive resume as her latest single, “Hold On To Me,” jumps from No. 5 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. This is Daigle’s fifth single to top the chart, extending her record of most No. 1s among women since its inception in... << Full Report >>

Riley Clemmons Riley Clemmons Named "Emerging Artist of the Summer" by People Magazine

The immediate success of Godsend, the long-awaited sophomore album from multi-talented artist Riley Clemmons, has earned Riley the distinction of being named one of People Magazine’s “Emerging Artists of the Summer.” The bi-yearly list includes an exclusive array... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Win Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award

Last week at the Momentum 2021 conference in Orlando, Florida, four-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY was honored with the esteemed Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. Established by the Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) in 2012 in honor of the legendary musician, the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award... << Full Report >>

Cedric Ballard Makes His Blacksmoke Music Debut

Social media influencer, dynamic singer and worship leader Cedric Ballard makes his Blacksmoke Music Worldwide debut with the release of the highly anticipated EP The Live Experience. No newcomer to the industry, Cedric has made powerful statements through his music, and has a full circle moment as he returns to the... << Full Report >>

Kershaw Releases "Wash Me Clean" Today

Canadian songwriter Kershaw releases “Wash Me Clean” to Christian AC-formatted radio outlets today. The single is written by Phil Kershaw and Cale Kight of Love Like Gravity, whose socially-distanced collaboration spanned from Canada’s Pacific Coast to the U.S. southern state of Georgia... << Full Report >>

*Monday, June 7, 2021*


Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Guests on "Country Faith Radio with Hillary Scott"

Chris Tomlin joins Country Faith Radio with Hillary Scott on Apple Music Country to share stories about how he initially met Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady A. Plus, they discuss writing and recording music for 'Chris Tomlin & Friends.'... << Full Report >>

Season 2 of Alicia and Whitney's "Coming Up Higher" Podcast Debuts

Sister singer/songwriters, authors and worship leaders Alicia & Whitney have kicked off the second season of “Coming Up Higher,” a podcast to share with others on how best to hear God’s voice and live into their divine purpose. Listeners can stream new episodes on Tuesdays across digital platforms, including Apple, Google, Spotify... << Full Report >>

Cade Thompson's "New Normal" Song Stirs Faith in Wake of School Shootings

Breakout CCM artist Cade Thompson’s new release, New Normal, is a stirring call for faith to overcome fear as today’s high school students face a range of challenges like no generation before it... << Full Report >>

*Saturday, June 5, 2021*


for King & Country K-LOVE FAN AWARDS Winners Announced

for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams scored double wins during tonight’s broadcast of the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards. Taped live and in person in front of a capacity crowd at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House, Artist of the Year and Group of the Year went to for KING & COUNTRY, as Zach Williams was named Male Artist of the Year and received the Song of the Year award for his duet... << Full Report >>

*Friday, June 4, 2021*


Mac Powell Mac Powell Releases Brand New Single; Joins the CCMG Label

Mac Powell, former frontman of the four-time GRAMMY Award-winning band Third Day, has released his new song, "River of Life," available today. This song is from his forthcoming solo album, which will be on his new label Capitol Christian Music Group. This upbeat anthem is the perfect song as summer begins... << Full Report >>

Koryn Hawthorne Amazon Releases Exclusive New Koryn Hawthorne Single, "Falling In Love With Jesus"

Each June, music fans around the world come together to celebrate the indelible influence that Black musicians have made on culture with Black Music Month. To mark the month, Amazon Music has worked to put together a brand-new slate of content that honors the legacy of the Black artists whose music soundtracks our lives and defines our culture... << Full Report >>

Wande Wande Debuts New Single "Big God"

Atlanta-based hip hop artist Wande is going BIG with her newest single “Big God” (Reach Records) that dropped across all digital platforms today... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Casting Crowns Releases New Song from Upcoming Album

Today GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns released their first brand new song, "Scars in Heaven." The stirring ballad is available everywhere today... << Full Report >>

Riley Clemmons Riley Clemmons' New Album, "Godsend," Out Now

Today, multi-talented Nashville-based recording artist Riley Clemmons releases her much-anticipated sophomore album, Godsend. Drawing inspiration from pop, rock, soul, and gospel, the 12-track collection demonstrates Riley’s skyscraping vocal abilities, songwriting prowess, and creative skill that makes her one of the top young artists... << Full Report >>

Coby James New Artist Coby James Releases His First AC Radio Single, "Brand New"

Chart-topping singer, songwriter and guitarist Coby James releases his first-ever AC radio single, “Brand New,” today (June 4) from Centricity Music. Available now at digital retail and streaming outlets everywhere, the song goes for radio adds July 14 and is already being heralded by radio programmers across... << Full Report >>

Darryn Zewalk Returns to Gospel Music Scene with New Single, "Impatient"

Darryn Zewalk announces the release of his newest song, “Impatient,” the first single from his upcoming EP, “Eclectic Praise.” Written by Darryn Zewalk and produced by Andrew Bair, this inspirational single marks the return to the Gospel music scene for Darryn after a long hiatus from the studio... << Full Report >>

Matthew Parker and Sajan Nauriyal Team Up To Release "Roses"

Matthew Parker and Sajan Nauriyal release their new track “Roses” (DREAM Records) available on all digital platforms today. The song was produced by Matthew Parker. This perfect summertime sing-a-long song focuses on looking at the bright side of life. As the world climbs its way out of the pandemic, this feel good song... << Full Report >>

Eddy Puyol's "Never Lose" Captures the Winner's Spirit of His Rawsrvnt Persona

Never lose. Seems impossible. Nobody succeeds 100 percent of the time. We're all human and certain to take an occasional "L," right? Sure, it may be unreasonable to expect literal perfection in every facet of life, but what about on a mental level? Can't you still maintain that mindset to overcome daily challenges?... << Full Report >>

The Latest Song From First15 Worship Drops Today, "Where You'll Find Me," With Lyric Video

The current single from First15 Worship, "Where You'll Find Me," drops today. Featuring lead vocals from Mark Alan Schoolmeesters, the single is part of First15 Worship’s ongoing... << Full Report >>

Sam Purpose Releases New Album, "No Deficit"

Renew Your Mind Music CEO Sam Purpose, formerly Sam P., returns with the 2021 single “No Deficit”. While 2020 was a new experience and 2021 has been surrounded by uncertainty, Sam is here to remind listeners that authority remains with Jesus Christ... << Full Report >>

Hnst-T Releases New Record, "Jericho"

Christian Hip Hop artist Hnst-T continues his 2021 resurgence with his newest single “Jericho”. After a brief hiatus, Hnst-T has hit the ground running with a string of new music as of late. From the Dillon Chase collaboration “B4 I Die” to his most recent “Pour It Up”, the Arizona emcee has entered a new era sonically while sharpening his... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, June 3, 2021*


Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Release New Track "What I'm Here For" from Upcoming Album

GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE have released “What I’m Here For”, the opening track off their forthcoming studio album Into The Mystery. The song is available to stream and download starting today HERE... << Full Report >>

Amy Grant Amy Grant Announces 30th Anniversary Edition of "Heart in Motion"

Six-time GRAMMY-winner Amy Grant announced today that she'll release a special 30th anniversary editon of her iconic album, Heart In Motion. Over the next few weeks special preorders and fan packages will be offered. Starting today, AmyGrant.com... << Full Report >>

John Waller John Waller Releases First Duet With 16-Year-Old Daughter In Time For Father's Day

Much has been accomplished by singer/songwriter John Waller over the past two decades, including a successful career as a solo artist, but it is his faith and role as a father of 10 that provides inspiration for his newest single, “What My Father Does,” releasing June 18. A rousing anthem leading into 2021’s Father’s Day weekend, the song... << Full Report >>

Sea Walker Media Corporation Announces Expansion of Singing News Brand and Major Gospel Music Event

Sea Walker Media Corporation has announced the formation of Singing News Television, an expansion of the Singing News brand the organization acquired recently from Salem Media Group... << Full Report >>

Maverick City Music Maverick City Music and Justin Bieber Join Forces for Worship Session

Recently, Justin Bieber and Chandler Moore of the Billboard No.1 worship group Maverick City Music joined together for a worship session from Churchome in Kirkland, Washington. Performing a number of songs – including Maverick’s “Jireh” (over 13M streams on YouTube), “How He Loves,” and Justin Bieber’s “Where Do I Fit In” – the... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, June 2, 2021*


Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Announces Nationwide Search for New Keys Player

Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announces a nationwide search for a new keys player to join their band. Anyone interested can submit applications until June 18th HERE, with the application process taking place in three phases... << Full Report >>

Brian Courtney Wilson Scores Third Number 1 Song with "Still"

Celebrated singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson earns second Billboard Number 1 song with the compelling ballad "Still." The song topped both the Billboard Gospel Songs chart and Mediabase Gospel Airplay chart, this week. The title track to Wilson's well-received fifth album has connected to audiences with a timeless and necessary, and reassuring message about God's continued presence... << Full Report >>

Jonny Diaz CCM Shout Out To Provide Fans "Cameo-Style" Video Service From Christian Artists

Fuse Ministries has announced the debut of CCM Shout Out, a “Cameo-Style” video service for Christian Music fans from Christian artists. Similar in form to the personalized celebrity video site Cameo, which features celebrities such as Dick Van Dyke, Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank, and most of the cast of... << Full Report >>

Sir the Baptist Releases Stirring New Video for "Jesus in the Ghetto"

Hip-hop chaplain Sir the Baptist has teamed up with Gaither Music Group for the release of the hotly-anticipated video for his latest single, “Jesus in the Ghetto.” Together with R&B icon Anthony Hamilton, the song tells a story that reimagines Jesus, painting a picture of him in which everyday people can see their own lives, questions, and struggles... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, June 1, 2021*


Brandon Heath Centricity Music Signs Brandon Heath

Centricity Music, the No. 1 Billboard Top Christian Albums Imprint for the third consecutive year, has signed five-time GRAMMY®-nominated, eight-time Dove Award-winning Brandon Heath to an exclusive... << Full Report >>

Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith to Re-Imagine #1 Album Worship with A Full Symphony Orchestra and Special Guests

Iconic multi-platinum, singer and songwriter Michael W. Smith announced he will be re-recording and re-releasing his #1 highest-selling album of all time, Worship, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the album’s release on September 11, 2001. Worship Forever will re-imagine the album from start to finish, this time, with a full symphony... << Full Report >>

Neal Morse Band Announce 4th Studio Album "Innocence and Danger" for Release This August

NMB are pleased to announce the release of their much-anticipated fourth studio album ‘Innocence & Danger’ on August 27th, 2021. With NMB’s previous two releases being concept albums, it’s perhaps remarkable that Innocence & Danger is a series of unrelated songs, but drummer Mike Portnoy says  “After two... << Full Report >>

Winona Avenue Announces Release of Debut Album, June 25

Winona Avenue has announced the upcoming digital release of their self-titled debut album on June 25, 2021. The album will consist of eight previously released singles, including “December Night,” “Masterpiece,” and “Future Me,” as well as four additional tracks... << Full Report >>

Rapper G.L.O Drops New Single, "Ignited," Today

Following four No. 1 singles in a row, G.L.O, which stands for God’s Love Only, drops a new single to Christian radio today. “Ignited,” written by the artist and produced by Alex “Ace 1” Espinoza, goes for adds to Christian Hip Hop, Christian Rhythmic and Christian Hot AC/CHR-formatted radio outlets... << Full Report >>


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This Friday, October 29, 2021
11th Hour Anthem of the Ages [Crossroads]
Jonathan Cain Oh Lord Lead Us - EP [Identity/Fuel]
Gas Street Music This is Jesus - EP [Integrity]
Love & The Outcome Christmas Lights - Single [Curb/Word]
Marc Martel & Leigh Nash Welcome to Our World - Single
MŌRIAH Live from the Quarry - EP [Cathedral]
MŌRIAH Worth (feat. Joel Smallbone) - Single [Cathedral]
NEEDTOBREATHE Into the Mystery (Vinyl) [Centricity/Elektra]
PEABOD My Favorite Part - Single [Centricity]
Point of Grace Sing Noel [Curb/Word]
Sarah Reeves Winter Wonderland (feat. Clark Beckham) - Single [Curb/Word]
SongLab In The Greenhouse - EP [DREAM]
Stars Go Dim Home (feat. Hannah Ellis) - Single [Curb/Word]
Various Artists Dream Christmas Vol. 6 [DREAM]
War Of Ages Rhema - EP [Facedown]


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Stephen Christian Spirited [BEC]
Hillsong Worship These Same Skies [Capitol CMG/Hillsong]
Mirours Gilded Paradise [Tooth & Nail]
Stars Go Dim The First NoŽl - EP [Curb/Word]

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