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JFH Music News Archive

November, 2016

*Wednesday, November 30, 2016*

Newsboys Newsboys Set Dates For 2017 Love Riot Tour Featuring God's Not Dead LIVE! Rivals

Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The Love Riot Tour begins in Milwaukee, Wis. on February 2 and runs through early May. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God's Not Dead LIVE! Rivals. Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin (The Thorn) and featuring original... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, November 29, 2016*

Matt Redman Matt Redman Debuts "Help From Heaven" Music Video Featuring Natasha Bedingfield

Billboard exclusively premiered 2x GRAMMY winner Matt Redman's new music video for "Help From Heaven" from his first-ever holiday album These Christmas Lights. Featuring Redman's longtime friend, GRAMMY nominated Natasha Bedingfield, the video was filmed in Los Angeles' First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood... << Full Report >>

Anthony Evans Releases New Album "Back To Life" February 3, 2017

Recording Artist and Worship Leader Anthony Evans' highly-anticipated new album Back To Life releases February 3, 2017 through Sherman James Productions. A collection of worship songs, this new album features NBC's The Voice alumnus on 11 worship-themed tracks exploring authenticity, vulnerability, honesty and the way that the culmination of those three things brought him Back to Life... << Full Report >>

*Monday, November 28, 2016* Releases 20th Anniversary Compilation, "JFH 20", one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web celebrated two decades online this summer. For the past few years, JFH has celebrated their anniversaries by releasing new free indie compilations brimming with new and familiar talent in the CCM scene. But to mark 20 years, the JFH team wanted to do something special. JFH decided to pare down the tracklist to a trim 20 artists and teamed with their friends in Jars Of Clay to have any and all proceeds generated by this new compilation go to Blood:Water Mission... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, November 23, 2016*

Vocal Few Releases The "Snowdrift EP," Out Nov. 25

Vocal Few's Matt and Kristie MacDonald have decided to give you your gift early this year. Presenting...The Snowdrift EP, a collection of Christmas tunes to stuff your stockings with! You can perk up your holidays now by streaming Snowdrift today at Since the duo doesn't like traditional Christmas carols, Vocal Few decided that a complete re-write of "Oh Holy Night" was in order. The video is streaming now at << Full Report >>

Derek Minor Debuts New Video "Look at Me Now"

Derek Minor releases the video for “Look at Me Now” with a digital premiere on “Look at Me Now” is the latest video from his hit album, Reflection, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart. His current hit single “Change the World (feat. Hollyn), also continues to impact radio, rising up the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart to #18. In the new Will Thomas-directed video for “Look at Me Now,” Minor recalls his days as a teenager, aspiring rapper and producer. “I remember being 15 years old, sitting in my room with a Roland... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, November 22, 2016*

Hillsong UNITED Honored With First American Music Award

Hillsong UNITED was honored with their first American Music Award (AMA) during Sunday night’s broadcast on ABC. 2016 marked the third consecutive nomination for the multi-platinum selling band in the Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational category. 

"Although awards are never our final goal the best ones are the Fan voted awards," shares the band. "We would like to thank and let people know we appreciate them and their support... << Full Report >>

*Friday, November 18, 2016*

For King & Country Release "Into The Silent Night (Extended)" Today

For King & Country have released a surprise Christmas EP today after teasing some upcoming new music on their social media pages for the past two days. The project, entitled Into The Silent Night (Extended) is a re-release of their 2011 release Into The Silent Night with the addition of a brand new recording "Glorious." This project is being released on the heels of their upcoming headlining Christmas tour with Lauren Daigle, which kicks off in Tampa, Florida on November 29th... << Full Report >>

OBB Debuted at #19 on US Viral Top 50

Atlanta Pop-Rock outfit OBB are pleased to announce the success of their new single “Sweater,” which since its release a mere three weeks ago is breaking records. Beyond debuting at #19 on the "Spotify: USA Viral Top 50 Chart” and trending to #14, their monthly listeners have increased +582% to 197,689, and they’ve been added to popular playlists such as “New Music Friday," "Young & Free" and "Weekly Buzz... << Full Report >>

Blood & Ink Releases Free 2016 Sampler on Bandcamp

Blood & Ink Records released their "2016 Sampler" today via Bandcamp. The compilation is free and features 8 tracks from some of the label's newest bands... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, November 17, 2016*

Ellie Holcomb Ellie Holcomb Set To Release New Album January 27, 2017

The 2014 GMA Dove Award winning New Artist of the Year Ellie Holcomb will release her sophomore album, Red Sea Road, on January 27, 2017. This record celebrates the Hope we have in Jesus, and the powerful & personal ways Ellie has seen Him make Red Sea Roads through some of the most heartbreaking times of her life... << Full Report >>

Tamela Mann's "Take Me To The King" RIAA Certified Platinum

Grammy® Award Nominee Tamela Mann's record-breaking, chart-topping single "Take Me To The King" receives the highly coveted honor of an RIAA platinum certification with more than one million singles sold. The ballad, written and produced by long-time friend and Gospel Star Kirk Franklin marked the first collaboration between Tamela and Franklin since launching her solo career. "God Provides," the follow-up collaboration to the platinum single reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Radio chart this week. Written and produced by Kirk Franklin... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Announces Spring Leg Of "The Very Next Thing" Tour

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring for the second leg of "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring K-LOVE Radio’s Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey and special guests Unspoken. Presented by Compassion International and Museum of the Bible, the 40-city arena tour kicks off Feb. 16, in Baltimore and will make stops in markets like Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, November 16, 2016*

KJ-52 KJ-52 Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For 11th Album

Last week, hip hop artist KJ-52 announced that his next studio project would be funded via PledgeMusic as an indie release. Yesterday, KJ launched the campaign for the album, which is titled Jonah, after his real first name. Visit the campaign here for more info: << Full Report >>

The Brilliance To Unveil Hope-Filled "All Is Not Lost," Available January 27, 2017

In a world faced with suffering, division and hate, liturgical band The Brilliance is declaring that - even still - All Is Not Lost, the title of their inspiring sophomore album, set to release January 27, 2017. The New York-based duo, comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt... << Full Report >>

Canon and Derek Minor Debut "Over Do It" Video

Canon and Derek Minor put a hip-hop spin on Richard Pryor’s 1985 comedy Brewster’s Million for their video for “Over Do It” from Canon’s Loose Canon Vol. 3 album on Reflection Music Group that debuted at #15 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart. The music video premiered on Radio One / Interactive One sites for the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Charlotte’s 92.7 The Block, Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, Houston’s Boom 92 and Washington D.C.’s 93.9 WKYS... << Full Report >>

Ricardo Sanchez Wins Inaugural Gospel Album Trophy At 36th Annual Tejano Music Awards

GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter and worship leader Ricardo Sanchez took home the inaugural Album of the Year – Gospel trophy for his critically-acclaimed 2015 Difference Media debut, Grand Symphony, at the 36th Annual Tejano Music Awards. Sanchez also performed one of the project’s standout tracks, “Halle, Halle,” at Saturday's event in San Antonio, Texas.Grand Symphony was nominated alongside recordings from leading Tejano and Christian artists Kari Jobe; David Garcia y Los Milagros de Cristo; Javier Galvan; Jerry Sanchez; and Kayla Sandoval... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, November 15, 2016*

Drew Smith Announces Release of New LP, "A Dream Never Dies"

Recording artist Drew Smith sets to release an inspirational album, A Dream Never Dies, on November 15. The 10-track LP, produced solely by Kevin Mayfield fka Hot Handz, features Sharon Ann, BET's Sunday Best season 6 finalist Kefia Rollerson and more.

Standing as a thought-provoking piece of art that makes up a project full of life and hope, A Dream Never Dies shares the story of a dreamer and a survivor... << Full Report >>

Pittsburgh Welcomes Gaither Homecoming Christmas Spectacular

Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, December 2, 2016. The legendary recording artist will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither's own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band. This special event will begin at 7:00pm... << Full Report >>

*Monday, November 14, 2016*

Jon Bauer Celebrates Eight Covenant Award Nominations

Singer/songwriter and recording artist Jon Bauer has received eight GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations, including nods for three of the highest honors: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, it was recently announced... << Full Report >>

*Sunday, November 13, 2016*

Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin Announces 2017 Worship Night In America Tour

Grammy winner Chris Tomlin continues to bring the church together in unity and prayer with his Worship Night In America tour, kicking off April 4, 2017. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton, the tour will make 23 stops across the US, filling arenas with thousands of voices lifted in praise... << Full Report >>

Cimorelli Releases Second Album, "Alive"

In 2013, six sisters made headlines with their pop-infused EP, Made in America. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren, and Dani, better known as Cimorelli are world-renowned for their tight harmonies, signed with Universal Music Group's Island Records UK, embarked on an international tour, performed on Good Morning America, and even won the 2013 Teen Choice Web Star Award for their astronomical success on YouTube, with over 1 billion views. To the outside world... << Full Report >>

JJ Heller Releases Debut Full-Length Christmas Project

Indie music and radio favorite JJ Heller released her debut full-length Christmas album, Unto Us, Friday, November 11. Funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Unto Us is a blend of traditional holiday songs and new originals that capture the memories and feelings of JJ's youth... << Full Report >>

Austin & Lindsey Adamec Release First Christmas Single

Radiate Music husband / wife duo Austin & Lindsey Adamec premiered their first Christmas single, “Welcome To The World You Made,” Friday Nov. 11 from Radiate Music. Available now at iTunes, Apple Music and other major digital retailers, the song is also going for radio airplay and its lyric video can be seen onYouTube... << Full Report >>

*Friday, November 11, 2016*

Trip Lee Releases New Single "Too Cold" Today!

Acclaimed hip-hop recording artist, author and founder of BRAG ministry, Trip Lee, releases his new single "Too Cold" today (November 11) via Reach Records. Available digitally to stream and purchase across all DSPs, "Too Cold" is the first taste of new music from Trip Lee since the release of his fifth LP Rise which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Rap chart and #16 on the Billboard 200... << Full Report >>

New Day Christian Distributors and Word Entertainment Announce New Distribution Relationship

New Day Christian Distributors and Word Entertainment are pleased to announce an expanded distribution relationship. Effective January 2, 2017, all titles from Word Entertainment will be exclusively distributed in the physical format to Christian Retail by New Day. The agreement encompasses Word Entertainment’s record and film partners and all artists on the Word and Curb Christian rosters, including: Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, November 10, 2016*

Switchfoot Switchfoot Announces Cold Turkey Party Live from The Hollywood Palladium on November 25th

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-winning band SWITCHFOOT is thrilled to announce that they have teamed up with Live Nation for their first ever “Cold Turkey Party.” The band will be celebrating the day after Thanksgiving with a live stream of their show from The Palladium in Los Angeles, CA for fans across the country via Live Nation TV’s Facebook page, Live Nation’s YouTube Channel, and starting at 9:30pm PST/12:30am EST... << Full Report >>

Crowder Wraps Headlining Tour With Sold-Out Stops

With sold out stops across the country including North Carolina, Minnesota, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and more, Crowder’s headlining “American Prodigal Tour” featuring Tedashii and The New Respects has wrapped its coast to coast trek. The 2X GRAMMY® nominee returned to the Grand Ole Opry stage the day following the tour. The sold-out Opry performances of “Run Devil Run” and “All We Sinners,” both found on Crowder’s latest record American Prodigal, took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium, birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry... << Full Report >>

Hillsong Young & Free Releases "Real Love" Video To Help Syrian Refugees

Hillsong Young & Free have announced a free release of the video "Real Love" for a very special reason.

Instead of paying for the download, the band is asking people to donate to a World Vision program that provides aid to Syrian refugee children.

Young & Free’s Laura Toggs said the idea to encourage real love for refugees came about after delays with the video when... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, November 9, 2016*

Yancy Releases New Christmas EP Delivering Holiday Fun With "Little Drummer Boy"

Kid-friendly Christian singer-songwriter Yancy has released her first new Christmas music in 7 years. Little Drummer Boy, her new 3-song EP, is quickly becoming a holiday favorite for all ages and is available now via Syntax Distribution at iTunes... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, November 8, 2016*

Skillet Skillet First Christian Band To Hit No. 1 On Mainstream Rock Chart As "Feel Invincible" Takes Top Spot

GRAMMY® nominated and multi-platinum selling rockers Skillet are celebrating their first No. 1 single on the Mainstream Rock Chart with their anthemic hit “Feel Invincible” off their latest project, UNLEASHED (Atlantic).  Announced first to 500,000 fans via Facebook Live, the track, previously No. 1 at Christian rock as well... << Full Report >>

J Vessel Debuts "Dance Like U (feat. A Star)" Music Video

"Dance Like U (feat. A Star)" is the latest single from the debut album, Reflections, from 20 yr old Londoner, J Vessel. On this upbeat club friendly feel-good track this 20 yr old Londoner is joined by leading UK grime artist A Star.  This video includes submissions from J Vessel fans all over the UK... << Full Report >>

About A Mile Offers Everyone Two Free Songs From Acclaimed New Album, "Trust You All The Way"

About A Mile’s full-length sophomore album, Trust You All The Way, released globally amidst acclaim Oct. 28 from Radiate Music. Today the band announces they are giving away two of the lead singles from the album, both the current single and title track and the pop flavored Top 25 Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR National Airplay Chart hit single “Born To Live.” The songs can be downloaded now for a limited time... << Full Report >>

*Monday, November 7, 2016*

KJ-52 Announces Forthcoming New Music To Be Released Independently

One of the hardest working artists in hip hop has been busy working on new music. KJ-52 announced today that his next studio project is shaping up to be a PledgeMusic-driven indie release, tentatively titled Jonah, after his real first name... << Full Report >>

Dove Award-Winning Bethel Music Kids To Release "Christmas Party" EP Nov. 18

Dove Award-winning Bethel Music Kids (#BethelMusicKids) releases their Christmas Party EP internationally Nov. 18. The new recording follows their first full-length album and concert film, Come Alive, which launched to the top of the retail charts amidst acclaim when it released Dec. 2015 and went on to receive the GMA Dove Award... << Full Report >>

New "Country Faith Volume 2" Scheduled For November 18 Release

The latest in the hit Country Faith music series, Country Faith Volume 2, will release on November 18 to Christian retail through Word Entertainment and to mainstream retail and digital outlets through Curb Records.
Based on the popular book Country Faith penned by award-winning author/journalist Deborah Evans Price, the new music project will feature... << Full Report >>

Rebekah Lyons New Book Claims Freedom From Anxiety Is Found In God

An honest and vulnerable voice who puts a new face on the struggles women encounter, author and co-founder of Q Ideas with husband Gabe, Rebekah Lyons has penned her second book, You Are Free – Be Who You Already Are (Zondervan), available Feb. 21, 2017. In her latest, Lyons shares the freedom Jesus offers from competition and performance, offering us a life of purpose... << Full Report >>

*Friday, November 4, 2016*

Matt Redman Unites Thousands Through Viral Performance Of "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" From Times Square

Matt Redman's powerful rendition of GRAMMY® winning single "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" live in Times Square at 2015 NY CityFest, has received a rapid rise in viewers, raising its initial viewer count tenfold. Garnering half a million views in the last 72 hours on YouTube alone, over 50,000 people have shared the now trending video on Facebook... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, November 3, 2016*

The City Harmonic To Part Ways Summer 2017

The City Harmonic
announced that they will be disbanding in 2017. Below is a letter from the band to fans about what we can expect in the coming months. The City Harmonic will be hosting a Facebook Live Event on Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at 7:00 pm EDT. Fans / friends of the band who would love to talk more about the announcements by the band in the letter below are invited to participate during this live event... << Full Report >>

Casting Crowns Celebrates 11th No. 1 Single

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® award winning group Casting Crowns released their eighth studio album, The Very Next Thing, in September and just celebrated their 11th No. 1 radio single with "One Step Away." The band is currently on their own “The Very Next Thing” 40-city tour, presented by Compassion International and Museum of the Bible... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, November 2, 2016*

NEEDTOBREATHE To Release "Live From the Paste Studio" 7" Vinyl Single

NEEDTOBREATHE is hard at work traveling the country on tour with Mat Kearney right now, but they're already planning a special bonus release for the holidays. "As a special treat to y'all for being the best fans in the world, we put together a little holiday music project for all the vinyl lovers out there," they wrote in a newsletter sent out yesterday... << Full Report >>

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