Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist in Journey, co-writer of the No. 1 digital catalog song in history, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” as well as writer of “Faithfully” and co-writer of “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms” and many more international hit songs, will release his solo album, What God Wants to Hear, Oct. 21 on Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution.
The Afters’ highly-anticipated fifth studio album Live On Forever is available now, hitting nearly three years after their previous debut, Life Is Beautiful, which made its mark on the Billboard 200. Already a favorite among critics, reviewers have described Live On Forever as “innovative pop,” saying the music has a “fresh sound and vibe.”
The Dove nominated Planetshakers Band will release their new album, Overflow, Sept. 30 to the worldwide market through Integrity Music. The project was recorded live at the Planetshakers annual spring conference in Melbourne and features 15 new, original songs that were co-written by the band, and produced by worship leader and producer for Planetshakers, Joth Hunt. Planetshakers Band will also be releasing a deluxe edition of the record that will include seven music videos from songs on the album, and the first single “I Know Who You Are,” is already receiving airplay on Hot AC/CHR Christian radio stations. The music video for the song can be viewed here.
Multi-platinum recording artist Amy Grant will unveil her first all-new Christmas album in nearly twenty years on October 21, just in time for the holiday season. A collection of thirteen new recordings, including the title track, Tennessee Christmas offers a blend of heartfelt originals and Grant’s own spin on popular Yuletide classics, seamlessly weaving together the joy, love, laughter, and even grief this season brings. Recorded in her home studio in Nashville, Grant collaborated with producers Mac McAnally (Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride), Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Frankie Ballard) and Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band) to bring this project to life. Looking forward to the release, Grant shares some insight into her vision behind this project – “I’ve loved traveling the world with my guitar, but my favorite musical memories have happened right here at home around Christmastime with family and friends. I hope we’ve captured some of that magic to share with all of you this holiday season!”
GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin is preparing to unveil his eleventh studio album, Never Lose Sight, available everywhere October 21. Following in the footsteps of several chart-topping albums, Never Lose Sight features 11 new songs, including the beloved track “Good Good Father,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs, Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay charts, also topping the MediaBase Christian Audience chart.
Immediately following his Sept. 23 awaited debut of American Prodigal, Crowder’s nationwide “American Prodigal Tour,” featuring Tedashii and The New Respects, will kick-off to over 20 markets from west coast to east coast September through November. The headlining trek will support his newest 17 track album of the same name. The 2X GRAMMY® nominee debuted music from the project with a “Run Devil Run” music video featuring a Smokey & The Bandit car chase turned swamp race outside of New Orleans, showcased by the likes of GAC, AXS, The Country Network and more. His latest single “My Victory” is currently top 20 at National Christian Audience. American Prodigal is available for pre-order with an instant gratis of both tracks.
25 Entertainment and K-LOVE are proud to announce the upcoming K-LOVE Christmas Tour. The much-loved tour, which is now in its fifth year, will be co-headlined by multi-GRAMMY® Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman and two-time GRAMMY nominated artist Crowder, and joined by special guest Unspoken. Tickets are now available for purchase by visiting KLOVEChristmasTour.com.
Jim Gray (conductor, Nashville Symphony) along with the Grammy® award-winning Nashville Symphony, are gearing up for this year’s Music with a Mission on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center with proceeds benefiting Nashville Rescue Mission. The Mission serves over 2,000 meals a day, and provides over 800 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness with safe shelter each night.
After a popular sit-down with the GRAMMY® nominated rockers, People.com is exclusively premiering the new music video for “Stars” from the band’s chart-topping album UNLEASHED (Aug. 5). The announcement comes shortly after the hit single reached No. 1 on the BDS Hot AC/CHR chart. “Stars” follows in the footsteps of the band’s chart-climbing Active Rock and No. 1 Christian Rock track “Feel Invincible” whose music video has gained over ten million views on YouTube to-date.
In a music career that spans an astounding 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than eleven million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he has taken the step to share his life story with his memoir, Between Heaven & the Real World. The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, is slated to hit shelves and all digital platforms on March 7, 2017 with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
The CMB Awards Dinner was the official kickoff of Momentum 2016 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners!
Gospel music sensation The Walls Group, of Houston, TX is sure to hit a home run with their third project. The Walls Group is collaborating with one of the hottest producers in the music industry, Warryn Campbell. The husband of Gospel Star Erica Cambell, Warryn Campbell works with some of the biggest names in the music industry, JoiStaRR, Kelly Price, Musiq Soulchild, Common, Brandy, Missy Elliot, Kanye West and of course Mary Mary.
Chris Tomlin, Christian worship leader and Grammy and Dove award-winning music artist, has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world. Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE “Song of the Year,” Good Good Father (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown), lends inspiration to the children’s picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4, 2016. This delightful story is Tomlin’s first book for children, co-written with Pat Barrett, and will leave little ones with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him. Good Good Father will be published in partnership between Tommy Nelson and Passion Publishing.
GRAMMY® winning SWITCHFOOT’s “Live It Well” has topped the Hot AC Chart at Christian radio. The hit comes from the GRAMMY® winners’ tenth studio album Where The Light Shines Through (Vanguard Records, Capitol Christian Music Group) which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart, No. 3 on the Rock, Alternative and Overall Digital Albums charts and No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200. Where The Light Shines Through was produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the band’s multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown. Watch the video for “Live It Well” here.
DREAM Records is proud to announce the release of Abigail Duhon’s first single, “I’m Not Ashamed”. The Actress and Pop Christian music artist recently announced signing to DREAM last month and has been busy promoting the film and her new single ever since. The film and Duhon’s title track are based on Rachel Joy Scott’s honest and heartfelt journals. I’M NOT ASHAMED is a hope-filled story reminding us that when we put our lives in God’s hands, we can make a world of difference. Duhon recently sat down with Charisma Magazine and ChristianPost.com to share how Rachel’s bold faith inspired the song and how Christians can stand firm in their faith in the midst of struggles and how the I AM HOPE Movement is helping that cause.
On the heels of her Grammy-nominated third album and Top 40 success, Britt Nicole announced today that her fourth studio album, Britt Nicole, will be released in all stores this October 7th.
Essential Worship will be hosting #EWCON, a conference for worship leaders, pastors and creatives this month in Chicago. The two-day conference is geared to inspire and refresh those in ministry. #EWCON will take place at the historic Cathedral (935 North Dearborn Street) in Chicago on September 29-30. Registration is open now here.
Today, on its sixth birthday, the NRT Radio Network (http://www.nrtradio.com) — the online broadcasting arm of industry-leading Christian music site NewReleaseToday (http://www.NewReleaseToday.com ) — celebrates the launch of its sixth and seventh radio stations, furthering its mission of exposing more people to more Christian music.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers set to appear at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. TobyMac, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Steven Curtis Chapman and Hollyn will perform. Blanca and Travis Greene will host the pre-telecast. In addition, LifeWay will join the event as a presenting sponsor. Hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb’s University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16. Tickets are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office or online here.