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JFH Music News Archive

October, 2020

*Saturday, October 31, 2020*

Gospel Singer Bishop Rance Allen Passes Away at 71

Bishop Rance Allenof the Grammy® Award nominated inspirational soul and gospel trio, The Rance Allen Group, has passed away at the age of 71. “While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica [in Sylvania, OH], Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3 AM this morning,” said Allen’s wife of 49 years, Ellen... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 30, 2020*

GMA 51st Annual GMA Dove Award Winners Revealed In Exclusive Worldwide Broadcast

The 51st Annual GMA Dove Award winners were announced tonight via worldwide broadcast, which aired exclusively on TBN. Under the banner of "Carry The Change", the show celebrated Gospel Music’s diversity and promoted unity through dynamic performances and testimonials. The night’s biggest awards went to for KING & COUNTRY for "Artist of the Year", We The Kingdom for "New Artist of the Year", Tasha Cobbs Leonard for "Gospel Artist of the Year"... << Full Report >>

Passion Today, Passion Releases First Ever Christmas Album, "Hope Has a Name"

Today sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG's Passion presents their first ever Christmas album, Hope Has a Name, on all digital platforms. This special holiday offering was recorded in studio at Passion City Church in Atlanta. Hope Has a Name features Passion... << Full Report >>

Ellie Holcomb and Jillian Edwards Form THE DAILYS

Nashville-based singer/songwriters Ellie Holcomb and Jillian Edwards have teamed up to form the duo - The Dailys. The female duo will release a four-song EP on January 15, 2021. Today they debut a new single, "Falling Apart," from the forthcoming EP. Click here... << Full Report >>

Tauren Wells Tauren Wells Releases "Sunday A.M." Single Version of "Famous For"

Today, six-time GRAMMY nominee and platinum-selling artist Tauren Wells has released a gospel rendition of his moving single “Famous For (I Believe).” The reimagined track was produced by award-winning producer Donald Lawrence and features GRAMMY Nominee Jekalyn Carr. “Famous For (I Believe)” is the second single from... << Full Report >>

Sadie Robertson Huff Launches LO Worship Band and Label

Sadie Robertson Huff has launched a new endeavor, LO WORSHIPencompassing a record label and publishing group, and introducing a new band by the same name, comprised of worship leaders Brantley Pollock (Church of the City, Franklin TN), Kaylea Mayo (Christ Church, West Monroe, LA) and Cazaiah Franklin (Nashville, TN). The first single from LO WORSHIP, "Compass," written by Pollock, Mayo and Robertson Huff... << Full Report >>

GRAMMY Nominee DOE Releases Debut EP Today

Rising star DOE releases her debut EP, DOE, available now. Marking the first solo project from the three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist/songwriter, DOE’s self-titled EP is released by Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Room Label in partnership with RCA Inspiration. Led by her single “Brighter,” which has already garnered... << Full Report >>

Koryn Hawthorne Releases "The Song Sessions" EP and Video

Today, two-time GRAMMY® nominated, Billboard Music and NAACP Image Award winning, inspirational artist, Koryn Hawthorne, releases a heart-rending new video covering Elevation Worship’s “Graves Into Gardens.” The "Graves Into Gardens" cover marks the third video released from... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Release "A Drummer Boy Christmas" Today

On the heels of a Billboard Music Award win and American Music Award nomination, four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY releases its first full-length Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas, available today... << Full Report >>

Tenth Avenue North Tenth Avenue North Releases Their Last Album, "Unplugged For the People," Today

After announcing their farewell earlier this year, Tenth Avenue North is releasing their last offering as a band with newly recorded versions of their hits over the last two decades. The album, Unplugged For The People (The Acoustic Greatest Hits), is available today and features 10 of the band's greatest hits and fan favorites including... << Full Report >>

Social Club Misfits' "Feared By Hell" Out Today Via Capitol CMG Label Group

The wait is over, Social Club Misfits have released their highly anticipated album, Feared By Hell, which includes key features from Jay Kalyl, Jeremy Camp, 1k Phew, Riley Clemmons, Ty Brasel, Blanca, and more. Already amassing a combined 1M streams on the singles, the album is accompanied by a brand new video for the lead single... << Full Report >>

Tori Kelly "A Tori Kelly Christmas" Debuts Today

Today, Tori Kelly released her first-ever holiday album – A Tori Kelly Christmas. She teamed up with 11-time GRAMMY winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Scooter Braun as executive producers for the album. Earlier this week, she gave fans a preview of the album by... << Full Report >>

Hillsong Hillsong Worship Release Special Compilation Album Today, "Take Heart (Again)"

LOS ANGELES (October 30, 2020) — Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Christian music powerhouse, Hillsong Worship, announce the release their latest album, “Take Heart (Again).” A collaborative expression of familiar yet newly potent declarations of praise featuring members from Hillsong Worship, Hillsong UNITED, and Hillsong Young & Free, the project is available worldwide... << Full Report >>

Matthew West Matthew West Releases "Live Before the World Shut Down" Today

The live EP, Live Before The World Shut Down, from the multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West, officially releases today. Recorded earlier this year before the live entertainment industry shut down due to... << Full Report >>

Sivion and Antonio Huntington Call on Us to Be Light on "Blinders"

The world is full of darkness right now with racial injustice, a worldwide pandemic, political mass confusion, and tons of hate, depression, disunity, and isolation. But through it all, we are called to be light in the darkness.  Sivion and longtime friend/producer, Antonio Huntington, team up on this jazzy uptempo record to shine on the masses.  With a message meant to bless with love... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 29, 2020*

Planetshakers Planetshakers Releases "Over It All" Album Nov. 6

Based in Melbourne, Australia, where citizens are under one of the world’s most extreme and crippling quarantine measures due to COVID-19, Planetshakers has been following all the governmental guidelines while finding ways to connect and continue its mission. Known for its songs and albums recorded in massive stadium settings with engaging praise and worship, the internationally... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 28, 2020*

Everything in Slow Motion Debuts "Clementine" Music Video

The new video from Everything in Slow Motion and Chadwick Christopher is out now! The single comes from the  recently released LP "Influence,"  which dropped just over a week ago, landing on the charts... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 27, 2020*

Marvin Sapp Hits #1 on 3 Charts This Week with "Thank You For It All"

Gospel music icon Marvin Sapp has another #1 hit single with “Thank You For It All,” topping three Gospel song charts this week.   “Thank You For It All” is #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart and the Mediabase Gospel Chart, marking his first #1 at Gospel radio since “Yes You Can” in 2015, and his fifth #1 overall at Gospel radio, which began with “Never Would Have Made It... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 26, 2020*

toby TobyMac Set to Embark on Annual HITS DEEP TOUR with 19 Shows in 13 Cities

Awakening Events announced today the return of the annual TOBYMAC Hits Deep Tour. The 2021 lineup features TOBYMAC & the DiverseCity Band along with special guests Tauren Wells, We Are Messengers, Unspoken, Cochren & Co., and Terrian.  Beginning on February 4, and ending March 7, the tour will visit 13 different markets including multi night engagements in... << Full Report >>

Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Nominated for 2020 American Music Award

Multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle is closing out an already record-breaking year with an American Music Award nomination. This is the fifth consecutive year that Daigle is nominated for Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational having taken the award home the last three years. If she receives this one, Daigle will be tied for the greatest number of wins in... << Full Report >>

Smalltown Poets Release New Rarities Collection

Veteran pop rock band Smalltown Poets has just announced a new self-released collection of rare songs for the first time ever. Check out what they had to say about the project below: "We have something new out now! It’s the Smalltown Poets Rarities package, which is full of unreleased material, special versions, chord charts and so much more. We took the Digital Extras from... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Nominated for American Music Award

Four-time GRAMMY Award® winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY continue to fill their stockings this holiday season, as the duo has been nominated for an American Music Award in the Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational category. This marks the... << Full Report >>

Deeper Well Joins the Humble Beast Family

Indie hip hop label Humble Beast announced the signing of Deeper Well to their roster. On Friday, they sent out the following: "We are excited to announce our newest member of the Humble Beast family: Deeper Well. Deeper Well was formed in 2012 as a collective for followers of Jesus who want to use their creative gifts to... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 23, 2020*

Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli Releases Sophomore Christmas Album, "This Christmas," Today

GRAMMY® Award-winning Curb | Word Entertainment singer-songwriter and recording artist Francesca Battistelli presents her sophomore Christmas project, This Christmas. The brand-new 14-track collection, comprised of both originals and Christmas classics, arrives today (10/23), and enters straight in at #1 on the iTunes Holiday chart. Listen to the full... << Full Report >>

Riley Clemmons Riley Clemmons Shares Hope and Healing in the Midst of Hardship

Pop singer/songwriter Riley Clemmons (Capitol CMG) releases new uplifting single “Healing” today along with the music video. Among the darkness and pain that this year has... << Full Report >>

Red Rocks Worship Joins with Brazilian Gospel Powerhouse For Spanish Rendition of "Breakthrough"

Red Rocks Worship revisits one of their most impactful songs, “Breakthrough,” this time in Spanish with its adaptation titled “Habrá Victoria” (There Will Be Victory). "Breakthrough" has been Red Rocks Worship's most successful song to date with more... << Full Report >>

Anthony Brown Reveals Upcoming Album, "Stuck in the House"

Today, gospel star Anthony Brown reveals the cover to his timely new album, Stuck in the House: The Pandemic Project. The album is a follow-up to 2econd Wind: Ready (Key of A / Tyscot / FairTrade), which debuted at No. 1* on the Billboard Gospel Album Sales chart and generated over 1 million on-demand streams in its first week... << Full Report >>

Jekalyn Carr Jekalyn Carr Delivers Live Album, "Changing Your Story," Today

Jekalyn Carr delivers her long-awaited fifth album, CHANGING YOUR STORY, this Friday, October 23. Jekalyn recorded the anticipated album last... << Full Report >>

Sarah Kroger Sarah Kroger Releases Her New Album "Light" Today

Integrity Music presents Sarah Kroger's new album, Light, available today. Kroger, a Nashville-based Catholic worship leader and songwriter ("For Us," "Run to The Cross," "In The Silence"), offers this project with more upbeat worship, showcasing her coming into her own as a worship artist with dynamic energy, color and enthusiasm since her... << Full Report >>

Hannah Kerr Drops "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)" Today

It's time to have yourself a merry little Christmas! Black River Christian is ringing in the holiday cheer by announcing today's release of Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition) from artist/songwriter... << Full Report >>

Kari Jobe Kari Jobe Releases "The Blessing" (Live Album) Today

Today GRAMMY-nominated and multi-Dove Award winning worship leader Kari Jobe has released the highly anticipated project, The Blessing (Live Album). As her first new album in three years... << Full Report >>

Tauren Wells Tauren Wells Debuts New Podcast "The High Note with Tauren Wells"

Six-time GRAMMY® nominee and platinum-selling artist Tauren Wells can now add “podcast host” to his growing resumé with the announcement of The High Note with Tauren Wells. The new podcast, produced by AccessMore – sister company to mega-radio networks K-LOVE and Air1 – aims to engage... << Full Report >>

North Point Worship Releases New Single "Abundantly More (Live)" Today

Internationally known North Point Worship releases Live From Decatur City March 26 with the EP’s lead single, “Abundantly More (Live),” releasing today to digital and streaming outlets internationally from North Point Music... << Full Report >>

UK-Based Orphan No More Releases Debut Album, "Even Now" Today

UK - Even Now, the live project from UK-based music collective Orphan No More Co, releases today, October 23. Comprised of eleven songs offering hope for those feeling brokenhearted, weary, and lost, Even Now is certainly an album for our times. Three singles dropped early leading up to today's debut, and their live videos are now... << Full Report >>

I Am They "Faithful God," The New Album From I AM THEY, Is Out Now

Today is the day! I AM THEY releases their latest album, Faithful God, (Provident Label Group/Sony Music) which is available everywhere. To celebrate street date, the group... << Full Report >>

"Dream Christmas Vol. 5" Now Available

Christmas has come early this year over at DREAM Label Group. The California label today releases DREAM Christmas Vol. 5. Executive Produced by Dave Hanley and Lance Brown, the 8-song album showcases new songs and as well as re-takes of classic holiday favorites from Futures, Matthew Parker, Branan Murphy, Royal Company, 29:11 Worship, Joel... << Full Report >>

StowTown Records Announces New Release From The Guardians

StowTown Records has announced the release of a brand new recording from popular quartet, The GuardiansIt’s Still Good News marks the group’s third recording under the StowTown label. The recording was produced by songwriter... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 22, 2020*

Lecrae Lecrae Goes On A "Self-Discovery" in VEVO's Ctrl.At.Home Live Session

With his 9th studio album, Restoration, the book I Am Restored, How I Lost My Religion but Gained My Faith, and 3 part YouTube... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 21, 2020*

Skillet Skillet's John Cooper To Release Debut Book, "Awake and Alive to Truth"

In bold fashion, GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum rocker John Cooper is rebelling against relativism in his debut book, Awake & Alive to Truth (Finding Truth in the Chaos of a Relativistic World). Self-published and available on Black Friday (11.27.20), the... << Full Report >>

William McDowell and Deeper Fellowship Host COVER THE EARTH 2020 on Oct 24th

GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning worship leader, pastor and author, William McDowellalong with his church, Deeper Fellowship Church, will host COVER THE EARTH 2020, a 24-hour worldwide worship and intercession event this weekend on October 24th beginning at 9 am... << Full Report >>

Sidewalk Prophets Sidewalk Prophets Expand "The Chosen Tour" Across the Country

Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announce changes to “The Chosen Tour,” continuing to break new ground with first-of-its-kind technology and out-of-the-box creativity. This livestream concert experience, which starts on 11/5, will be available regionally across the country, allowing more fans in more... << Full Report >>

Red Street Records' Artist Cade Thompson, Launches Music Video Contest For "Every Step Of The Way"

Red Street Records Contemporary Christian artist Cade Thompson is launching a contest for content creators to make the official music video for his current hit single “Every Step of the Way.” The contest kicked off on October 20 and the winner will be announced in January 2021 alongside the music video premiere... << Full Report >>

Mary Beth Chapman Launches Special Online Vintage Store, The Blue Petal

Mary Beth Chapman, a New York Times' best-selling author, speaker, and wife to GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Award®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, launches The Blue Petal, an online vintage store. Featuring unique vintage items personally collected and curated by Mary Beth, her sense of humor and wit is cleverly displayed within each item, even down to its name and description she... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 20, 2020*

GMA Gospel Music Association Fills Out Peformer List for 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce more exceptional performers for this year’s 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Artists scheduled to perform include "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year" nominee Tauren Wells featuring Christine D’ClarioJenn Johnson and Jekalyn Carr (a historic multi-genre collaboration), Jeremy CampTravis GreenePastor Mike Jr.... << Full Report >>

Celebration Worship Releases "Lineage" LP

Celebration Worship is comprised of Dove Award-winning artists and worship team members from Jacksonville, FL-based Celebration Church, a multi-campus and global “house comprised of many rooms” reaching tens-of-thousands of people around the world. The team released its ninth album, Lineage, Oct. 16 from AWKNG Records, which is being distributed for the first time from... << Full Report >>

Marvin Sapp's "Chosen Vessel" Album Debuts at No. 1

Gospel music icon Marvin Sapp has created another powerful album with Chosen Vessel, his 13th solo album. Released on October 9th, Chosen Vessel debuts at #1 on Nielsen’s Current Gospel Albums Chart and at #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Overall Consumption Chart... << Full Report >>

Singer/Songwriter, Benny DiChiara Overcomes Incredible Odds to Reach the Top of the Charts

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker Benny DiChiara has overcome incredible odds to reach the top of the charts with his band, Empowered. "Listen to the Children," the first video from their critically acclaimed 2019 project, Three Days, has debuted at No. 1 on's Top 10 video chart, while the accompanying radio single has hit No. 3 on's singles chart... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 16, 2020*

Disciple Disciple To Celebrate a Decade of "Horseshoes and Handgrenades" With Livestream Event

Rock band Disciple just announced a special online livestream event coming November 21st when they will commemorate 10 years of their album Horseshoes & Handgrenades! Check out the announcement and details below: "On November 21, we're going back in time– and we're taking you with us! For this extra special Disciple livestream event, we'll be playing our 2010 album Horseshoes & Handgrenades from front to back to celebrate its tenth anniversary... << Full Report >>

Matthew West Matthew West Named ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year and Song Of The Year

Over a 23-year career of songwriting and performing and now through a year that's thrown many twists and turns for so many around the world, five-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew West continues to share music and encouragement with his fans while also being recognized by his peers for his astounding talents. From releasing an LP earlier this year to a live EP coming later this month, a new Christmas single out... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Releases "Heavenly Hosts," First of 2 Original Christmas Tunes from "A Drummer Boy Christmas"

Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY today released “Heavenly Hosts,” the latest track and lyric video from the duo’s forthcoming Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas, out October 30th. “Heavenly Hosts” is one of two original songs... << Full Report >>

Jordan Feliz Jordan Feliz New Album "Say It" Is Set To Release Dec. 18

Gold-selling, Dove Award-winning pop recording artist and songwriter Jordan Feliz not only releases today (Oct. 16) his song “Next To Me” that Parade says is an “inspiring pop piece” that “you’ll feel like dancing along to,” but also reveals that his full-length album Say It is set to release Dec. 18... << Full Report >>

Zach Williams Tis The Season - Provident Label Group Releases New Christmas Songs

Provident Label Group releases four new Christmas songs in time for the upcoming holiday season. Grammy-award winning artist Zach Williams is releasing his own style on the classic "Go Tell It On the Mountain." Multi-Grammy nominated artist Matthew West has written a new original song, "The Hope of Christmas." NBC's The Voice winner Jordan Smith takes a traditional hymn and adds his own style on the song, "Angels We Have Heard (Glory Be)." Label newcomers and sibling trio... << Full Report >>

Love and the Outcome Love and The Outcome's Jodi King Debuts First Book, "You Got This"

Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist and Love & The Outcome’s Jodi King debuts her first book, You Got This: A Guide to Ditching Perfect and Showing Up to Your Real Life (WestBow Press), today (10/16). The new devotional is named after the band’s latest EP, featuring the hit title track and the duo’s current single “Moving On.”... << Full Report >>

Prafit Josiah Announces the Release of His Debut Album, "God Made Me Do It"

Christian Hip Hop artist Prafit Josiah’s follow-up to the 2018 EP ‘My God is Dope’ hits digital retailers on November 13, 2020. The new album, titled ‘God Made Me Do It’, is storytelling at its finest as Prafit explains why, after nearly 20 years, he still cannot put down the mic... << Full Report >>

Sam P. Announces the Release of His Newest Single "Wheat or Tare"

Christian Hip Hop artist, and Renew Your Mind Music owner, Sam P., along with the rest of the Renew Your Mind Music team, have been hard at work this year putting new music out into the CHH space. Following up on his previous release, “Deny”, Sam P. drops his newest single “Wheat or Tare” on October 16, 2020... << Full Report >>

Open Heaven Releases New Track "Focused On You"

Open Heaven is pleased to announce the release of their new single “Focused On You”, the debut track’s release from their upcoming full length album Triumph, due out November 6th, 2020.  The team from Ohio teamed up with Scotty Mearig (New Hope Oahu) and Grant Cavaness to produced the album in their studio... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 15, 2020*

Selah Selah Launches New Label, Releases 16th Album, "Step Into My Story," Out November 6

Selah means “pause” in Hebrew — a concept which plays a thematic role in this group’s new album, Step Into My Story (Nov. 6, 2020 via 3Cre8tive). Released on their newly-formed label, the group’s 16th album invites listeners to pause, reflect and share their own stories... << Full Report >>

Cochren and Co.'s Debut Album, "DON'T LOSE HOPE," Drops January 2021

Gotee Records announces the debut album release from Cochren & Co. Don’t Lose Hope, releasing January 22, 2021. Beginning today, Don't Lose Hope is available for pre-order... << Full Report >>

Rusty Shipp Launches New Album Preorder With Special Rewards

Rusty Shipp (2020 JFH Awards ‘Artist of the Year’) just launched a new presale campaign through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo in an attempt to raise the necessary funds to get back into the studio and record their newest, full-length concept album, the follow up to their critically-acclaimed ‘Liquid Exorcist’ album, which was #10 on the ‘JFH 2019 Staff Picks’ list and ‘Album of the Year’ in the 2020 JFH Awards... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Wins First Billboard Award for No. 1 "God Only Knows"

Last night, four-time GRAMMY Award® winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY received their first Billboard Music Award for the GRAMMY® Award winning multi-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows” in the Top Christian Song category. The duo has received a lifetime total of five nominations... << Full Report >>

O'cean Hill Says "Merry Christmas to All the World" with New Holiday Single

Christian Music fans can unwrap their first present early, in the form of O’cean Hill’s just-released holiday single, “Merry Christmas to All the World.” The song may be new to listeners, but it has impacted O’cean’s life for nearly four decades. So it was no wonder he chose it for his first Christmas recording. Written by Douglas Bischoff... << Full Report >>

Gallery Releases New Single, "Beacon," To Radio

Christian band Gallery, formed and led by Dallas-based musician Hunter Escobar, is releasing its popular single “Beacon” to Christian radio today. The song, which organically has garnered more than 1 million streams on Spotify, goes for adds to Christian AC and Christian Hot AC/CHR-formatted radio outlets... << Full Report >>

Colton Dixon New Single, "Let It Snow," Dropping From Colton Dixon October 23

American Idol finalist and fan favorite Colton Dixon will deliver a new Christmas single, "Let It Snow" on October 23rd (Atlantic) and fans can pre-order the track now... << Full Report >>

Lauren Daigle Lauren Daigle Takes Home Her Seventh Billboard Music Award

Multi-platinum and Billboard record breaking artist Lauren Daigle has a lot to celebrate this week. Following a successful fundraising benefit for victims of Hurricanes Laura and Delta and the news that her single “Still Rolling Stones” has officially been certified Gold, Daigle has taken home the 2020 Billboard Music Award (BBMA) for Top Christian Artist. This award marks her... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 14, 2020*

Needtobreathe NEEDTOBREATHE Unveils "Who Am I" (Feat. Elle King)

GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE has unveiled a brand new version of their latest single “Who Am I” featuring vocals from multi-platinum recording artist, Elle King. The track is available to stream and download now HERE. “Who Am I” (feat. Elle King) joins NEEDTOBREATHE’s critically acclaimed new album, Out of Body as an official bonus track starting today... << Full Report >>

Jekalyn Carr Variety Entertainment Presents "Unplugged Sunday Series," Feat. Ricky Dillard, Jekalyn Carr and More!

On behalf of Variety Entertainment, you’re invited to the Unplugged Sunday Series - an amazing celebration of Gospel Music with Ricky Dillard, Maranda Curtis, & Jekalyn Carr. Award winning TV/Radio personality Darlene McCoy is hosting the night of music you don't want to miss... << Full Report >>

Indianapolis Musician Antwan Jenkins Releases Debut Single

Victory,” a debut release from Indianapolis-based musician Antwan Jenkins, goes for adds today to gospel-formatted radio outlets. The single, written by Jenkins and Randy Weston and produced by Terrance (TJ) Dennie, already has been released for purchase and streaming. A video for “Victory” is available... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 13, 2020*

Amy Grant Announcing PLATFORM ARTISTS: A Full-Service Talent Agency

Platform Artists, a full-service talent agency, launches today and will represent Christian artists across all live events. Platform Artists consists of veteran agents Bryan Myers, Tony Johnsen, and Sam Schaumberg, who have nearly six decades of combined experience in the Christian music industry... << Full Report >>

We Are The City Calls It Quits

Tooth & Nail Rock band We Are The City announced on Friday that they have decided to hang up their collective instruments. Along with the news of their disbanding came the announcement of an Oct. 23rd final livestream show and a new, final single that released on Sunday. The band released their latest, and final, album this past January, appropriately titled RIP... << Full Report >>

Centricity Publishing Re-Signs Platinum-Selling Songwriter Paul Duncan To Exclusive Agreement

Centricity Publishing, the publishing arm of Centricity Music, an independent company based in Franklin, TN, announces the re-signing of award-winning songwriter Paul Duncan to a long-term publishing agreement. First signed to Centricity Publishing in 2016, Duncan has gone on to write songs that have been recorded by artists spanning multiple genres ranging from country to Christian and indie pop, as well as songs that have been featured in network television shows, national... << Full Report >>

Danielle Hutchins Releases New Single Today

Christian artist Danielle Hutchins releases a new single today titled “Angry Hearts.” The self-penned song, from Hutchins’ EP, “Perception,” goes for adds to Christian AC-formatted radio outlets. The single has been released for sales and streaming to all digital formats... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 12, 2020*

NF NF Features Fan on Poignant and Inspired "Chasing_(Demo)"

Today, chart-topping Michigan rapper NF releases the song “CHASING_(DEMO)” featuring 15-year-old Australian NF fan Mikayla Sippel. Listen here via NF Real Music/Caroline... << Full Report >>

Pop Hitmaker Joel Vaughn Returns with Buoyant "Louder Than the Lies" Nov. 6

DREAM recording artist and Christian CHR mainstay Joel Vaughn returns with Louder Than The Lies (Special Preview) November 6. The four-track collection was produced by Vaughn, along with Christian Hale and Micah Kuiper, and features the infectious pop melodies, R&B-tinged vocals, and Hope-filled lyrics the artist has become known for. In addition, the set includes two bonus videos... << Full Report >>

Caroline Cobb Releases "A Seed, A Sunrise: Advent To Christmas Songs" Nov. 20

Acclaimed singer, songwriter Caroline Cobb launches her third album, A Seed, A Sunrise: Advent to Christmas Songs, to streaming, digital and retail outlets internationally Nov. 20. Her first project to be distributed through Integrity Music and available to... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 9, 2020*

Sandra McCracken New Album from Sandra McCracken, "Patient Kingdom," Debuts Today

Integrity Music announces today's release of Patient Kingdom from Sandra McCrackena singer, songwriter, and modern-day hymn writer. Patient Kingdom is McCracken's first full-length album of new songs with Integrity Music, following her holiday album released last season, aptly titled Christmas... << Full Report >>

Mosaic MSC Mosaic MSC Release Three New Songs on Deluxe Edition of Powerful Live Album, "Human"

Today, Los Angeles based group Mosaic MSC has released a deluxe edition of their Capitol CMG debut HUMAN. The album features three new tracks, “Millions,” “Maker of the Heavens,” and “Not Going Back,” which were favorites from the recording at Mosaic, a church in Los Angeles founded by cultural pioneer and author... << Full Report >>

Hit Icon Marvin Sapp Release New Album "Chosen Vessel" - Out Now!

Gospel music icon Marvin Sapp will release his 13th solo album on October 9th. Recorded live at his new Fort Worth, Texas based church, the album – titled Chosen Vessel – is his first live album since 2011 and the first recorded in his new home city... << Full Report >>

Evvie McKinney To Perform Alongside Gospel Greats Oct. 11

Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG recording artist Evvie McKinney will join the star-studded lineup of Gospel performers for The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and BET's "A Day of Healing". The special will air this Sunday, October 11th at 10a/9c on BET and feature performances from Evvie, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, The Clark Sisters, Tye Tribbett and a special word from Bishop T.D. Jakes. The day filled with inspiration will be hosted by Grammy award-winning Gospel legend, Kirk Franklin... << Full Report >>

Reach Records Freshman Recording Artist Hulvey Released New Single and Music Video "Heaven Up Above"

Rapper Hulvey continues his fall release cadence with “HEAVEN UP ABOVE”, which comes as the second song from his recently announced “Keep Breathing” campaign launched to encourage music listeners to hold onto hope despite the turmoil brought on by Summer 2020. The song features production from Grammy Award Winning Producer Lasanna "Ace" Harris... << Full Report >>

Weathered Announces New Album "Everything All At Once"

Weathered are back with their sophomore release “Everything All At Once,” the follow up to 2018’s “Stranger Here.” The Minneapolis based four piece may be best described as an emo outfit flickering with optimism. The new album builds on the band’s keen grasp of chill alt-rock while sprinkling in a fresh, well-timed grunge vibe... << Full Report >>

Sarah Reeves Curb | Word Entertainment's Sarah Reeves Unveils "Life Love and Madness" Today

Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Sarah Reeves officially unveils her highly-anticipated new LP, Life Love & Madness, available today (10/9). Reeves holds co-writing credit on each of the album’s 14 tracks. Listen to the entire new project... << Full Report >>

Worship Leader Mack Brock Set to Release New Album, "Space," Nov. 20th

Worship leader Mack Brock will release his new live album, SPACE (Capitol CMG), on November 20th. In anticipate of the forthcoming project, he is debuting a new single, "Bless The One" with Matt Maher available today. Listeners can pre-order or pre-save the new album here. Along with the song, a live video from the album... << Full Report >>

Zachary Ray Releases New Version of "Rebel Hearts"

Zachary Ray has released a new version of his latest single, “Rebel Hearts,” which features Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir alumnus Durell Comedy. The single is being released today to digital outlets, including iTunes and Spotify... << Full Report >>

RECAP: 2020 ASCAP Christian Music Awards Come Together For Two-Day Virtual Celebration October 7-8

The 2020 ASCAP Christian Music Awards, taking place this year in an innovative virtual awards format, shined a spotlight on the genre across all social media platforms... << Full Report >>

Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Ciara New Single "In Spite of Me"

GRAMMY® winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard surprised fans today with the release of “In Spite of Me,” featuring platinum-selling superstar Ciara, available now across all digital outlets... << Full Report >>

SongLab Releases New Single "A Love That Remains (feat. Bryan McCleery & Meredith Mauldin)"

Shame tries to keep us away, but our loving father has an open door and open arms waiting to throw a feast for his sons and daughters that long to come home! “A Love that Remains” is a passionate song meant to remind us of the lavish love of the father. This song features Bryan McCleery and Meredith Mauldin and is the second single on SongLab's debut... << Full Report >>

Landry Cantrell Releases New Album "Glasshouse"

Landry Cantrell releases his second studio LP Glasshouse today on DREAM Records. It’s been a long journey to this point for the California native. After signing to DREAM back in 2017, Cantrell released Projectionswhich saw singles “Before You” and... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 8, 2020*

Carolyn Arends Releases Lost Single "At a Loss" 23 Years After Recording It

Canadian Christian recording artist Carolyn Arends, best known for classics like “Seize the Day” and “Reaching,” has been busy recording two new projects to be released early in 2021. She was not expecting, however, to be offering a new single this fall. “It’s mysterious. I can’t even really recall recording ‘At a Loss,’” she says of her current single... << Full Report >>

Tauren Wells Join Tauren Wells for a Star-Studded Conversation on Faith, Life and Culture October 27

On October 27th, six-time GRAMMY® nominee and platinum-selling artist Tauren Wells will lead an all-star cast of pop-culture influencers in a candid, no-holds-barred conversation about the intersection of faith and culture. He will be joined in the studio by friends Tim Tebow, Tori Kelly, Rich Wilkerson, Jr., Annie F. Downs... << Full Report >>

Acclaimed Producer Tommee Profitt Announces Christmas Project, "The Birth of a King"

Esteemed producer and multi-hyphenate musical creative, Tommee Profitt, today announced the release of his new album, The Birth of a King, due out Friday, October 16 via Capitol CMG. Featuring an eclectic lineup of guests including internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter... << Full Report >>

UK-Based Orphan No More Releases Debut Album, "Even Now"

Orphan No More Co, a music collective based in Bath, England, announces the release of their live album, Even Now, on October 23. Leading up to the project's debut, three singles have dropped since July, "I Belong," "Roll My Stone," and title track "Even Now... << Full Report >>

Wendy Renee Releases First Original Project

Entertainer Wendy Renee is set to release her first original project when “Love Came Down” goes for adds to Christian AC-formatted radio outlets today. A video of “Love Came Down” is available at YouTube... << Full Report >>

Org Music Getting Historically Jesus Freaky for RSD Black Friday 2020 - Nov. 27

It's hard to believe that it's already October, and even harder to believe that Record Store Day Black Friday is right around the corner. Org Music is thrilled to have two stellar titles included in this year's offerings. Read all about our upcoming releases below, and make sure to find your local participating store(s) and mark your calendars for Friday, November 27, 2020... << Full Report >>

*Wednesday, October 7, 2020*

Tori Kelly "A Tori Kelly Christmas" Set for Release on October 30

Today, Tori Kelly announced the October 30 release of her first-ever holiday album – A Tori Kelly Christmas. Kelly teamed up with 11-time GRAMMY® winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Scooter Braun as executive producers for the album. The timeless collection features two new... << Full Report >>

for King & Country for KING and COUNTRY Launch "A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour"

Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY today announced A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour to celebrate the duo’s first Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas. The tour, which gets underway on November 12th, includes stops at Globe Life Park... << Full Report >>

Tasha Cobbs Leonard's Album "Royalty: Live at the Ryman" Debuts at No. 1

GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart with her newest album, Royalty: Live at The Ryman. The acclaimed new project, accompanied by striking live performance videos, is already being called the singer’s most vulnerable and mature recording to date... << Full Report >>

Reach Records Label and No Apologies Music Bring Together Diverse Artists, and Feature the Song "Dónde Están"

Reach Records, in partnership with No Apologies Music, feature the new single, “Dónde Están”, as the introductory statement from the upcoming 116 Latin album, “Sin Vergüenza” The album is available for pre-order on all digital outlets... << Full Report >>

Matthew West Matthew West is ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of the Year

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today kicks off its annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards across all social media platforms. Recognizing the most performed Christian music of the past year, ASCAP will share exclusive photos, videos, acceptance speeches and more from some of its top songwriters and publishers posted with the hashtag... << Full Report >>

XL Boot Camp Carves a Lane for Christian Women Creatives

On October 24th, some of the most influential and powerhouse Christian creatives will share their expertise in XL (Excel) Boot Camp, a creative workshop for Christian women creatives who specialize in music, media, and visual arts... << Full Report >>

Christian Rapper G.L.O. Releases New Radio Single Today, "Closer"

“Closer,” a new single from recording artist G.L.O, which stands for God’s Love Only, goes for adds today to Christian Hip Hop, Rhythmic, Christian CHR, and Gospel-formatted radio outlets. The song, written by G.L.O and produced by Ace 1 Productions, is from the Christian rapper’s CD, “REborn.”... << Full Report >>

*Tuesday, October 6, 2020*

Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith Releases Relevant New Music Video, "Conversation"

Songwriter Michael W. Smith has released the powerful music video for his song “Conversation” today, set to a stripped down version of the track. 

Featured on Smith’s 2018 A Million Lights pop album, “Conversation” is more relevant than ever... << Full Report >>

Gaither Music Group Partners with Circle for Fall Lineup of Music Programming

Gaither Music Group has joined hands with Circle, a fast-emerging network dedicated to putting fans inside the circle of everything country. As home to some of the finest performers in gospel and country music, Gaither has been developing TV specials since the early 90s, entertaining and inspiring fans for over 25 years, making the partnership with Circle and its lineup of new shows, unforgettable... << Full Report >>

*Monday, October 5, 2020*

Natalie Grant 8-Time GRAMMY Nominee Natalie Grant Has Biggest Album Debut of Career

GRAMMY®-nominated Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Natalie Grant reaches a major milestone in her two-decade career. With the release of her tenth studio album, No Stranger, Grant launches the biggest album of her career with 33,144 units sold (twice the amount of any of her previous album debuts) and a Top 15 Billboard 200 position, entering at No. 13... << Full Report >>

KB KB Reaches Top 5 with New Album, "His Glory Alone"

His Glory Alone, the blazing personal statement from chart topping, award winning hip-hop artist KB, has enjoyed a successful first week on the charts. The album slotted in at No. 3 on the Contemporary Christian Albums Chart, and sits at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. KB’s new album... << Full Report >>

YWAM Kona Music Releases Debut Record, "The Commission (Live)" EP

Integrity Music presents YWAM Kona Music’s first recorded EP, The Commission (Live), marked with the Sound of GO! This label debut EP, which is available now, is the first release out of Kona, Hawaii, home to the largest base of the global missions movement: YWAM... << Full Report >>

Katie Peslis Presents "Katie & Friends: The variety Show" Oct. 8, Feat. Todd Smith

This week on October 8th, impressionist, Karen Carpenter tribute singer and voice actor Katie Peslis will host her first live streaming event... << Full Report >>

"The Voice" Runner-Up Toneisha Harris Drops A Gospel Song

Toneisha Harris, the runner-up in this year’s The Voice vocal competition on NBC, has dropped an inspiring new track, “Forgive Me” (Connected Sound Music Group), on all major digital service platforms... << Full Report >>

*Friday, October 2, 2020*

Fireflight Fireflight Releases New Single and Video for "Who We Are" Today

Who We Are: The Head and The Heart, the two-volume set and first new recording in more than five years from GRAMMY®-nominated, Gold-selling rockers Fireflight, will release October 23. The group’s RockFest Records debut comes full-circle, showcasing Fireflight’s return to their pure rock roots... << Full Report >>

Citizens Releases "The Joy of Being" Today

Seattle-based band Citizens and Integrity Music announce the release of their new studio release - The Joy of Being - click here to listen. This album is about living fully alive in Christ. The band has an abundance of talent as musicians and writers, crafting beautiful and engaging songs full of musical creativity and substance... << Full Report >>

Social Club Misfits' "Feared By Hell" Pre-Order Announced

Coming off the success of their last full-length album MOOD //DOOM, Social Club Misfits are gearing up to release their much anticipated upcoming album, Feared By Hell, with a pre-order campaign starting today. The album, due out on October 30th, includes key features from Jay Kalyl, Jeremy Camp, 1k Phew, Riley Clemmons, Ty Brasel, Blanca, and more. Alongside the pre-order... << Full Report >>

Jason Gray Releases Long-Awaited "Reorder" EP Today

Centricity Music recording artist Jason Gray has combined insightful and heartfelt lyrics with infectious pop melodies for over a decade. This bestselling, multiple No. 1 and Top 5 hitmaking songwriter releases his long-awaited... << Full Report >>

"Hope Can Last Forever" from Array Of Hope Is Out Now

Musical group Array of Hope is thrilled to announce the release of their new song, "Hope Can Last Forever," which is available now. A music video for the song also just released and can be viewed here and below, along with a... << Full Report >>

Indie Pop Duo Clemency Inspire Listeners to Dream Big with New Single

Nashville based Indie pop duo, Clemency, inspire listeners to dream big with their new single, available everywhere today. “Dare to Dream,” which stands as the band’s third single release of 2020, exemplifies their core desire to write the soundtrack of life, love, hope and beauty in the world. The track is filled with the band’s signature... << Full Report >>

GRAMMY-Nominated Rising Star DOE, "Brighter" Single Out Today

Today, RCA Inspiration, one of the premiere labels in Gospel and inspirational music, and GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award-winning artist Jonathan McReynoldsLife Room Label released “Brighter, a new song from burgeoning star artist and... << Full Report >>

for KING and COUNTRY Announce Tracklist for "A Drummer Boy Christmas"

Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Australian duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY has revealed the track listing for the duo’s first ever Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas. Joining for KING & COUNTRY on their milestone 13-track album are the award-winning band NEEDTOBREATHE - featured on “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” and rising star Gabby Barrett... << Full Report >>

GRAMMY Award Winner Francesca Battistelli Announces Sophomore Christmas Album, "This Christmas"

GRAMMY® award-winning Curb | Word Entertainment singer-songwriter and recording artist Francesca Battistelli announces her sophomore Christmas project, This Christmas, unveiling the record’s whimsical, hand-sewn and knitted artwork and official track listing for the first time today. The brand-new 14-track collection, comprised of both originals and Christmas classics, is set to arrive on Oct. 23, 2020. Fans can pre-order/pre-save/pre-add the album beginning today, Oct. 2... << Full Report >>

CAIN Breaks Into Top 10 With "Rise Up (Lazarus)" And Drops New Music Video

Earlier this year Provident Label Group announced the self-titled debut EP from sibling trio CAIN and their first single, “Rise Up (Lazarus)... << Full Report >>

TobyMac Drops New Single, "I'm Sorry," Today

Seven-Time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac is dropping a brand new single today, "I'm Sorry." Available across all DSP's, a lyric video for the emotional track also availabe today... << Full Report >>

Matthew West Set to Release Live EP "Live Before the World Shut Down" on Oct. 30

Five-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Matthew West announces a live EP, Live Before The World Shut Down, releasing on October 30th with the pre-order available today. The first single available now is the No. 1 radio single, "The God Who Stays." The six-song EP... << Full Report >>

Houston-Based First Church Worship Releases Debut Single, "Here on Earth (As in Heaven)"

First Church Worship announces the release of their single, "Here on Earth (As in Heaven)." Through live worship experiences and studio recordings, First Church Worship is privileged to showcase the dynamic talent of musicians, singers and writers who have found their purpose in pursuing the presence of God... << Full Report >>

The Getty's New "Evensong" Album Displaces "Frozen 2" After 36 Weeks As No. 1 Kid's Album

Irish-born modern-hymn writers, Keith & Kristyn Getty, have released their most acclaimed album to-date – Evensong: Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day. Born out of the thoughts, songs, and prayers the Gettys use to close each day with their own family, this project features a mixture of lullabies and hymns to help families and individuals alike declutter the mind and comfort the heart... << Full Report >>

Nate Parrish Signs with Indie Vision Music

Punk rock singer/songwriter, Nate Parrish, has joined Indie Vision Music for the release of his new single, “Bullets and Blades”. The song hits all digital platforms on October 23rd. It’s that same great sound you’ve come to love from Nate with even more grit, melodies, and a cutting message perfect for these crazy times we live in. As Nate explains... << Full Report >>

Praise and Worship Artist Benita Jones Survives Tragic Car Accident

Praise & Worship recording artist, Benita Jones (formerly Benita Washington), has a testimony to share. Last week, the car that she and her manager, Jarita Jackson, were riding in was broadsided by a teenager. The impact was so strong that the car literally flipped over and was totaled. “Benita recently wanted to start learning the piano,” Jackson says... << Full Report >>

*Thursday, October 1, 2020*

GMA Gospel Music Association Reveals First Round of Performers for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce the first round of performers for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Artists scheduled to perform include Artist of the Year Nominees Tasha Cobbs Leonard and for KING & COUNTRY  featuring Lecrae and WRLDFMS Tony Williams as well as Apollo LTDJonathan McReynolds, Leeland featuring Mandisa... << Full Report >>

Melanie Penn New Album "More Alive Vol. 1" Out Now

Singer-songwriter Melanie Penn, released her fifth studio album, More Alive Vol. 1, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Penn has built a high-profile for the upcoming project through music videos that highlight individual songs that were released since January. More Alive Vol. 1 features 10 news songs that were written and co-written by Penn, with a music video for the song “Grace” that will also premiere on Friday... << Full Report >>

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