Award Winning Hip Hop artist, Derek Minor, is scheduled to release several EPs throughout 2017 and early 2018 for his Up and Away Series, with the first project, Your Soul Must Fly, releasing Sept. 1. The record’s first single, “Take Off,” features guest artists Ty Brasel, Canon and KB, and will be going for adds at radio Aug. 18. The song’s music video is scheduled to release Aug. 29, which was filmed in Nashville, Tenn. and was produced by Jacob Henley for Glowing Moses Creative.
Three-time GMA Dove Award-winning recording artist Christy Nockels has released a new single, “Build My Life,” available today. Following the release of her widely praised Christmas album, A Thrill of Hope, Nockels hopes to invite listeners into a deeper place of worship and understanding of the wonder of God in “Build My Life.”
More than 462,000 music fans packing venues coast-to-coast earlier this year experienced rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch delivering its high-octane hits spanning the trio of independently-released, widely-acclaimed albums EXHALE (2016), OXYGEN:INHALE (2014) and The End Is Where We Begin (2012). Capturing these stadium-shaking hits on record, TFK releases its first live album in six years, Untraveled Roads, which is available for preorder from iTunes beginning today and releases independently worldwide Sept. 15 on TFK Music with management, marketing, sales and distribution through The Fuel Music.
As I read about and watch was has taken place today in Charlottesville, VA., it’s honestly hard for me to wrap my head around it all. I feel both sadness…
Platinum-selling recording artist, Mark Lowry, has once again made waves across social media with his brand new music video, “What’s Not To Love?” The fun, upbeat video, featuring the GRAMMY®-Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, made its Facebook debut on July 24th and reached over a million views just a week later. “What’s Not To Love?” is the title cut on Lowry’s new Daywind Records project, available August 18th, as well as his current radio single.
WAY Media Board Chairman Neal Joseph has announced that, after an extensive national search, the board of directors has named John Scaggs as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bob Augsburg, who founded the organization 30 years ago with his wife, Felice. Bob is retiring from his day-to-day role to take the position of Founder / President Emeritus.
I’m so excited to announce that my new record All In is going to release this September! For the past few records, I’ve embarked on a unique journey of storytelling that really flipped my creative process upside down and led to some of the most memorable musical moments of my life. After collecting thousands of true stories from around the world, an incredible conversation has taken place between me and the people out there listening to my music. Their stories have served as the inspiration for many of the songs I’ve written. In Nashville, they say, “It all starts with a song.” And I like to add to that by saying: Every song starts with a story.
Daywind writer, Gerald Crabb, has reached a pivotal milestone that many writers can only dream of. During a reception held at BMI earlier this month, the Dove Award winning songwriter was honored with a plaque commemorating his 25th #1 song on the Singing News radio chart. The song, ‘I Choose Christ,’ was recorded by Karen Peck & New River and reached the top position for the July 2017 radio charts. Crabb’s co-writers on the hit, Sue Smith and Jason Cox, celebrated milestones of their own, with their 10th & 5th #1 song, respectively.
Not many artists can claim they’ve sung into the same microphone as Frank Sinatra. But Jordan Feliz isn’t most artists. Earlier this year the Dove-winning singer-songwriter recorded an acoustic session at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, as part of its One Mic One Take series. Now Centricity Music will release those recordings as an EP September 8.
GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free has issued a brand new single, “Love Won’t Let Me Down,” garnering over a half million first-week views on YouTube for the lyric video and acoustic video. The song tracked 416,429 digital streams with placement on top playlists including New Music Friday, Top Christian Tracks, Global Viral 50 and Top Christian Hits reaching more than a combined 3.5 million followers. The #1 most added single at Hot AC this week, “Love Won’t Let Me Down” debuted on both the Hot AC and National Christian Audience charts and is currently available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and all digital retailers.
Capitol CMG’s newest worship leader artist Cody Carnes is set to release his solo debut on September 15th titled The Darker The Night / The Brighter The Morning. This debut comes on the heels of his singles, “The Cross Has The Final Word,” and “Til The End of Time (feat. Kari Jobe)”, which were released earlier this year. Carnes’ debut album is now available for pre-order here. With the pre-order, the listener will receive four instant downloads: “The Cross Has The Final Word,” “Hold It All,” “Til The End of Time (feat. Kari Jobe),” and “What Freedom Feels Like.”
GATEWAY will release their most recent album Monuments on Sept. 15 with Fair Trade Services. GATEWAY finds its origin at Gateway Church in Southlake, Tex., one of the largest churches in North America ministering to nearly 40,000 attendees across multiple campuses and thousands more online each week.
Kristene DiMarco will release her first collection of hope-filled new songs with Bethel Music on Sept. 22, aptly titled Where His Light Was. For DiMarco, the album stands as a beacon, representing life lessons and revelations uncovered across the last 10 years of her life. Penned into 11 songs, the album’s axis is one of remembrance; exploring the way God illuminates our past and difficult seasons when we encounter His perspective and hear His voice.
Jesus Culture’s new live worship album, Love Has A Name, is available today on Capitol CMG. The album was recorded at Jesus Culture’s home church in Sacramento, CA and features their worship leaders Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Derek Johnson and more.
Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY® and Dove Award winner Michael W. Smith releases his first new song in three years, “A Million Lights,” today from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music. World premiering last month on SiriusXM The Message and going for adds now at Christian radio everywhere, the song is available to download or stream at outlets like iTunes, Amazon.com, Apple Music, Spotify and other digital providers internationally.
GRAMMY®, Dove, Billboard Music Award and BET Award-winning hip-hop trailblazer Lecrae is set to lead the lineup of top Christian artists for this year’s Winter Jam West, it was announced tonight. Continuing its milestone year with stops at nine major Western U.S. arenas in November, Winter Jam’s blockbuster first leg came to a close in April, landing at #4 on Pollstar’s “1Q YTD Worldwide 2017 Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours” chart.
They may be new to the scene, but For All Seasons is already making an impression within the Christian music community. Having signed with Centricity Music earlier this year, the four-person band released their first single, “Higher,” in July and will continue to roll out more singles in the upcoming weeks. Clarity, their debut EP through Centricity, is set for a January 2018 release.
Skillet has kept sizzling at rock radio since it released its 10th studio album, UNLEASHED, in August 2016. Billboard is exclusively premiering the lyric video supporting their third mainstream radio single from the record, “The Resistance.” The song was just rolled out to mainstream rock radio and is currently being featured on iHeartRadio’s “New Rock Weekly” playlist!