BEC Recordings’ band, Kutless, will release their new album ALPHA / OMEGA on November 10. The band’s tenth studio album is now available for pre-order here. With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core – rock and worship.
Multiple Dove Award winning band Tenth Avenue North has partnered with Compassion International to present the “Decade The Halls” Tour this Christmas season, with special guests Zach Williams and Meredith Andrews. A holiday treat that brings a whole new meaning to the timelessness of Christmas, the “Decade The Halls” Tour will feature both traditional Christmas favorites and original Christmas songs, each set stylistically in a different decade. Highlighting songs from their upcoming Christmas album, Decade The Halls, Tenth Avenue North will engage audiences with new arrangements that reminisce favorite Christmas tunes while honoring decades like the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, up to the present.
The Christian Festival Association (CFA), a group of the nation’s largest Christian music festivals, announced today that “Alive | City” has been selected as the winner of its 2017 CFA National Talent Search Competition. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee this week.
REJOICE! Musical Soul Food (REJOICE! MSF) Gospel Radio Network has expanded its reach with an exciting new partnership with REACH Radio Network. The fresh union has brought the celebrated REJOICE! MSF format to twenty new markets, including 97.1 FM in Philadelphia and 103.1 FM in Atlantic City, NJ.
Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new partnership with Nashville, Tennessee-based First Company Management to distribute the upcoming music project of CCM veteran Adam Agee. He will release his debut solo effort, a five-track EP titled Paper Planes, on Oct. 27 at all digital outlets. Paper Planes is also available for pre-order now.
Two-time GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman is hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, Fayetteville (N.C.) and Las Vegas around today’s release of Glory Song, adding a pre-show worship leader Q&A to shows through his coast to coast trek. In support of the album, Redman will be appearing on tonight’s TBN PRAISE. For the listing in your area, click here.
Sara Groves announces the release of her 13th studio album, Abide With Me, for Nov. 17th. Following her critically acclaimed Floodplain, the record includes songs carefully selected from Groves’ personal list of hymns, with each song having provided a source of healing and comfort to the singer/songwriter throughout the years.
After 19 years as a full-service management company, BrickHouse Entertainment has reached the milestone of managing over 5,000 shows. Owner and President Scott Brickell said “It’s been an honor to work alongside our artists, their crew, labels, agents, promoters, buyers and sponsors to accomplish this monumental landmark.”
Gotee Records is proud to announce the newest addition to their roster with the signing of Aaron Cole and his debut single, “Right On Time,” featuring Gotee founder and multi-GRAMMY® winning artist TobyMac. As a label that takes special interest in developing young artists into honing their craft, Gotee Records has been working with Cole over the past two years and is ready to share his music with the world.
In collaboration with the Recording Academy™, Great Performances presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends 2017™, the second annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration and tribute concert feature rare performances by honorees and renditions by those they’ve inspired. The celebration, led by GRAMMY®-winning industry icon Paul Shaffer as musical director, was recorded in July at New York’s Beacon Theatre, and will air Friday, October 13 from 9 – 11 p.m. on PBS.
Giving fans a taste of new music, powerhouse vocalist Blanca released the Real Love EP (Word Entertainment) on Friday, Sept. 22. The five-track set is now available at all digital and streaming outlets and features the standout title track, which is currently impacting radio and streaming charts worldwide.
Word Entertainment, together with Discovery House Publishing, will present a brand-new multi-artist compilation celebrating Oswald Chambers’ beloved devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, Sept. 29. The unique collection features 21 diverse artists across 13 all-new recordings and one-of-a-kind collaborations honoring one of the most revered Christian theologians of all time.
Five-time gospel GRAMMY® winner, Yolanda Adams and Emmy Award winning actor, Keith David, the star of OWN’s megachurch drama “Greenleaf,” will be the featured entertainment on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, when celebrities, dignitaries and activists from around world descend upon Atlanta to pay tribute to the “dean” of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Joseph Lowery, for his 96th birthday celebration. “Think Like A Man” producer, Will Packer; pastor and activist, Reverend Dr. William Barber; and attorney, Angela Rye; will be among the honorees for the evening hosted by the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights (Lowery Institute).
Ricky Dillard & New G are consistently at the top of everyone’s list of “best” urban choirs. This week they are at the top of the sales charts as well, as the ensemble’s 10th album, aptly titled 10, debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. With more than 25 years as a choir master, this is a fete worthy of celebration and demonstrates Dillard’s continued relevance and appeal in a constantly evolving genre.
Seven-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac will once again bring his dynamic “HITS DEEP Tour” to 29 markets next year, alongside a talent-packed line up including Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. The 2018 “HITS DEEP Tour” is a partnership with K-LOVE, Air1, Awakening Events and Food for the Hungry. Kicking off at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena in late January, the “HITS DEEP Tour” will wrap in mid-March after stops in San Diego, Denver, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Birmingham and more. Tickets for the 2018 tour go on sale Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. local venue time. Group and Family Discounts will be available. In addition, fans can save 20% off all tickets 9/29 @ 10am – 10/1 @ 11:59pm by using the code “INSIDER” when purchasing.
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will join fellow GMA Dove Award-winners Selah on the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour this fall. Presented by World Vision, the co-headlining tour kicks off Sept. 23, 2017, and is slated to hit 13 cities during the months of September, October and November.
All In, the newest from four-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew West, is available worldwide today. The 14-track release includes West’s hit single, “Broken Things,” which quickly became a radio favorite, and already sits at No. 2 on Christian Airplay and AC Indicator charts.