Christian Music News

  • Elevation Worship Featured on NRT Now Podcast
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Episode 14 of the NRT Now Podcast is now live. In this episode, NRT Founder/President/All Around Good Guy Kevin McNeese joins us as co-host. We talk about spiritual growth, creating environments that foster growth, and getting involved in small groups. We also talk about the explosion of the worship genre. Our guests for this episode are Chris Brown and Jon Barrientes from Elevation Worship. We caught up with them on their recent tour with Hillsong Worship and Casting Crowns. We talk a bit about the tour, worship out on the road, and the upcoming Elevation Nights. Chris and Jon also talk about being in an environment of growth, which is what prompted our discussion in the first part of the podcast. For more information on Elevation Nights, click here.[...]

  • Audio Adrenaline's Mark Stuart Releases New Book
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Yesterday Audio Adrenaline member Mark Stuart released a brand new book titled Losing My Voice to Find It How a Rockstar Went Silent and Discovered His Greatest Purpose. With the help of author Roger W. Thompson, the book was written about Stuart's life and how "when he lost his singing voice, his career, and his marriage-- [he] found a new calling more in tune with God than he ever thought possible." "Losing My Voice is the poignant and gripping story of one man seeking harmony, hope, and redemption--and realizing that being in tune with God's call makes the best music of all," the book description shares. Losing My Voice to Find It How a Rockstar Went Silent and Discovered His Greatest Purpose is now available to purchase on all book platforms.[...]

  • Provident Label Group Announces SEU Worship
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Provident Label Group Sony Music announces a new addition to the label roster with the signing of SEU Worship, Southeastern University's contemporary worship group comprised of four worship pastors and more than 60 students. The debut single, "Higher Than Mine," is available on November 8th and proceeds the February 2020 EP, Eden to Eternity, which is now available for pre-order tomorrow here. "We are tremendously excited to partner with SEU Worship in this next season of their artistry," shares Josh Pauley, Sr. Director of A&R Provident Label Group. "The vision and energy they bring to the worship space is compelling. There is a freshness and vibe to what they create and we see SEU Worship as one of the artists that will be a part of leading the way into what's next!" SEU Worship is the pop worship group born out of[...]

  • Lecrae Announces Details of Upcoming Album
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    On November 4, Reach Records' Lecrae interviewed with CBN News Channel's Efrem Graham. Graham and Lecrae discussed the boycott of the Dove Awards, Kayne West's Jesus Is King release and upcoming music. During the interview, Lecrae announced his next studio album, to be titled Restoration. The proposed release date is set for sometime between next month and the first quarter of 2020. Watch the complete interview here. Lecrae's last release was a single for the Summer Nineteen Playlist back in July, titled "California Dreamin," featuring John Givez. Stay updated with the progression of Lecrae's forthcoming release of Restoration at the home page of Reach Records here.[...]

  • Jonah Sorrentino Announces Last Project as KJ-52
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    In a recent note to fans, rapper/author KJ-52 announced that he is currently working on his last project under the KJ-52 name. Jonah Sorrentino, better known as KJ-52, began his letter with thanks and gratitude to fans for their support over the last 20 years. "I feel like this time of my life is my Victory Lap, I have crossed the finish line on many goals and aspirations that I've had as far as music and my ministry goes and now I'm in an incredible phase of my life. The Victory Lap is what a runner does as he celebrates for one more go around... he reminisces on all the things that got him there and enjoys that moment. He's exhausted, he's excited, he's relieved and he's thankful. That's where I'm right now... my victory lap. I've started working on my last kj52 album/book under this title,[...]

  • Jeremy Casella's Upcoming Album 'Spirit' Soars
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeremy Casella will be releasing the highly-anticipated album Spirit on November 22 (pre-orders available now). Self-produced by Casella, this release takes a firmly acoustic direction, with faith-infused lyrics, and lush string arrangements by Ben Shive. "My own story, and the story of my friends, is full of unspeakable joys and the darkest of valleys," shares Jeremy Casella, who has been recording & performing music for close to 20 years. "One thing I have learned in my journey is that the Holy Spirit is present through it all the heartache, the celebrations, and even the seemingly mundane in-betweens. My hope is that these songs remind people that no matter their place in life, the Lord is very near, filled with love, strength and power to heal and we are not alone." This project got off the ground in 2018 as a Kickstarter campaign which was successfully[...]

  • Billboard Premiers MercyMe's Music Video for New Hit Single 'Almost Home'
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Billboard has exclusively premiered the music video for current and reigning American Music Award nominee, MercyMe's latest hit single, "Almost Home." With massive adds in its first week from key stations including WAY-FM, Sirius XM, KLTY Dallas, WRBS Baltimore, KLJY St Louis, KJNW Kansas City, KSOS Las Vegas, WGTS Washington, DC, and KFIS Portland, the track is the most added at Christian radio this week with a cumulative 50 stations reporting, and already Top 25 on Billboard's Christian Airplay Chart. About the video's storyline featuring an astronaut, lead singer Bart Millard told Billboard, "It's the idea of this guy, an astronaut just trying to live his life like a normal person, but not doing it super well with having to wear a spacesuit all the time...we are trying to symbolize that all the people he came across[...]

  • Journey Member Jonathan Cain Records Christmas Single with Newsboys' Michael Tait
    on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain is joined by GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys frontman Michael Tait for his newest Christmas single, "Wonder of Wonders." Available now from Identity Records at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, iHeartRadio and more outlets globally, the song is also going for adds at radio and is available to radio via Play MPE. Produced at Cain's Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville by GRAMMY-nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning "Producer of the Year" Ian Eskelin and co-written by Cain, Eskelin and Tony Wood, a five-time Dove winner with 31 No. 1 songs, Cain shares, "We knew we wanted to write a Christmas song that really emphasized the incredible miracle of Jesus' birth. "So many times, we can celebrate Christmas without fully recognizing[...]

  • Bethel Music's 'Without Words Genesis' Reimagines Worship Favorites for Reflective Moments
    on November 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Created to guide listeners into an intimate place of worship--experiencing the height, depth and breadth of God's love above the noise and agenda of daily life--Bethel Music's latest Without Words offering, Genesis, will be available November 15. The third installment in the GRAMMY®-nominated worship collective's instrumental series, Without Words Genesis celebrates the story of Creation, combining reinterpretations of 12 renowned songs with seven original interludes designed for personal reflection and meditation. Produced by Seth Mosley (for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli) and LaeL (Anberlin, Number One Gun), the project is hallmarked by its ambient instrumentation, vocal layering and gentle electronic soundscapes. Without Words Genesis presents new arrangements of Cory Asbury's GRAMMY®-nominated chart-topper, "Reckless Love"; "No Longer Slaves"; "What A Beautiful Name"; "Raise A Hallelujah"; and the recent Dove Award-nominated Josh Baldwin hit, "Stand In Your Love," among other selections. The album also showcases seven thematic musical interludes. Original[...]

  • TobyMac Reschedules Fall 'The Theater Tour'
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Due to the untimely passing of his oldest son Truett Foster, Toby's place is at home with his family this fall. The TobyMac Theatre tour in its entirety has been rescheduled to the spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause fans. All 12 dates have been rescheduled for April May of next year, and the new dates are listed below. Current tickets held will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Ticket holders unable to attend the rescheduled date will be able to request a refund through the original point of purchase. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and continued prayers for the McKeehan family during this difficult time. Additional questions can be sent to info@awakeningevents.com. RESCHEDULED DATES For the most up to date show information please visit www.awakeningevents.com or www.tobymac.com 4/25/20 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts[...]

  • Newsboys United Extends 'Greatness Of Our God' Tour Into Spring 2020
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Having played to capacity audiences across the nation this fall, Christian music supergroup Newsboys United announced today it will extend its monumental "Greatness Of Our God" Tour into the spring of 2020. On the heels of the group's history-making #1 album, United, the band plans to hit the road again next spring with a slate of nearly 35 new shows. Back by popular demand, the spring leg of the "Greatness Of Our God" Tour will once again bring together former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel with Newsboys' Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis. The iconic band will be taking the stage to perform several of the new songs from their recently released United album, as well as a set of songs spanning their three-decade career, from recent chart-toppers "God's Not Dead" and "We Believe," to classics like "Shine" and "Entertaining Angels," among many others. Kicking[...]

  • Michael Tait and Kevin Max Announce Christmas Single
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Last night on Instagram, frontman of the Newsboys and former member of DC talk, Michael Tait, announced that he and former bandmate Kevin Max have recorded a brand new Christmas duet together. Not much other information has been released yet, but the two did hint around that the album will be coming out next year, and will be called Black and White Christmas. A single will be dropping this fall. "Been a Long Time coming, But yesterday Kmaxx n I recorded Our Very First Christmas Duet together," Michael posted on Instagram. "Back in college we always talked about doing a full project, so next year Be looking for the "Black n White" Christmas project from both of us, in the meantime we'll be dropping a single for ALLL our peeps Listening Pleasure." You can catch Newsboys United, along with Ryan Stevenson and Kevin Max, on the Greatness Of[...]

  • Mandisa's Musical Director Ron Rawls Releases New Single
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    "Touch of Your Presence," a new single from Grammy and Dove Award-winning musician and producer Ron Rawls is available for download at all digital outlets today. The song is the second single from Rawls. Rawls, who has worked as a touring musician during the last few years, currently is musical director for popular artist and "American Idol" alum Mandisa. Rawls earned his Grammy and Dove Award wins as producer on Mandisa's 2013 album, Overcomer, which took home the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Grammy in 2014. He launched his solo artist career earlier this year with "Heaven's Perspective" (featuring Maya Robinson), which debuted at No. 2 on Christian Radio Chart. Rawls wrote "Touch of Your Presence" with Jacob Lowery and Laurel Taylor, worship leader for the group People and Songs. "We were writing all day, and during the last hour of our write, Laurel[...]

  • Mission House Debuts Self-Titled Project Today
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The creative duo of Taylor Leonhardt and Jess Ray going by the moniker Mission House debuts their anticipated self-titled project today with Integrity Music. Leading up to today's seven-song release and official video premiere of lead track "Bless Your Name" (view here), the duo dropped two standout singles from the record, "Nothing Left To Do" and "I Don't Have Much." Both songs, along with the rest of the project, can be heard live on Mission House's fall tour celebrating their music debut. The latest tour dates are listed below. Having met five years ago in their hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, Ray and Leonhardt became friends and started to collaborate on new music to share at a weekly worship gathering called Feast & Feast. Although both singer/songwriters were individually leading worship and releasing their own original solo music, they[...]

  • Selah Releases New Album 'Firm Foundation' Today
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Award-winning trio Selah releases their new album, Firm Foundation, today. The 11-song project features Selah's signatures a solid message of biblical truth and the beloved voices of Todd Smith, Amy Perry and Allan Hall. After more than two decades, Selah is experiencing a rebirth of who they are with a youthfulness, excitement and passion as they release their first project with Integrity Music. "While we still sound the same, and while our hearts are still the same--we still desire to sing truth," says Amy Perry of Selah. "There's a little piece of each of us in this project, and I think it turned out beautifully." "I'm not afraid to try something new," Allan Hall continues about the album. "I'm not afraid to fail. It's not a failure if the songs minister to people." While Selah's collections have never been restricted by genre, the tracks on[...]

  • Elevation Worship Releases New Single 'Never Lost'
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Elevation Worship released their brand new single, "Never Lost" today. With faith-filled lyrics and a hopeful tone, the dynamic song celebrates that we worship a God who will never leave us, never forsake us, and who's love is always victorious. "When we look through Scripture," says Chris Brown of Elevation Worship, "we see that God's never been intimidated by a battle his children were facing. The walls of Jericho fell. Lazarus got up from the grave. And we still worship the same Champion of Heaven who fights for us. We hope this song points you to His past faithfulness in your own life, and gives you strength for today." Seeing the song resonate quickly within their church, Elevation Worship soon took it into the studio and ended up collaborating with Israel Houghton and Eric Dawkins on the vocal production. "I love the energy and attitude this song[...]

  • RED Releases 'The Evening Hate' EP Today
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED releases The Evening Hate EP today (Nov. 1) via RED ENTERTAINMENT The Fuel Music to digital retail and streaming outlets worldwide through https//the-fuel-music.lnk.to/eveninghateep. The 5-track EP features the lead single and title song, as well as follow-up single, "From The Ashes," which is being heard today on SiriusXM Octane, hardDrive XL and more radio outlets internationally. "'From the Ashes' reflects on where our minds can go when we've hit the bottom," says RED bassist Randy Armstrong. "You've been written off, left out in the cold because the world doesn't care about your situation and nothing in the past matters much today. It's about having the motivation to rise and turn your failure and mistakes into success and survival." Along with spinning the new single, SiriusXM Octane and hardDrive XL recently invited RED into[...]

  • Chris Tomlin Releases 'Christmas Day' Digital Single Today
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    On the heels of wrapping his fall tour this weekend and the launch of a Christmas tour in December, Grammy-winning artist Chris Tomlin is debuting a new single digitally today with the release of "Christmas Day" featuring We The Kingdom. The song is part of the Christmas Day Christmas Song of Worship EP available on November 15 and will include four songs, three originals including "Christmas Day" and the classic "Little Drummer Boy." This is Chris' first new Christmas music since 2015's highly regarded Adore and his gold-selling Glory In The Highest Christmas Songs of Worship from 2009. "I've always loved Christmas and get so excited when we have the opportunity to create new music to worship Jesus, especially this time of the year," said Chris. Christmas Day Christmas Songs of Worship EP Track Listing 1. Christmas Day (feat. We The Kingdom) 2. His Name Is Wonderful 3.[...]

  • Paul Baloche Releases Powerful New Single, Lyric Video for 'Behold Him'
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Paul Baloche, one of the modern church's most acclaimed worship artists and songwriters, releases a powerful new single today titled "Behold Him" (Integrity Music). A lyric video for the song also debuts today, which can be viewed here. "I'm so happy to release 'Behold Him,'" shares Baloche. "I've been leading it for the past few months now, everywhere from small worship gatherings to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Scotland with a 500-voice choir and orchestra! Every time I worship with it, everyone starts to sing it immediately like they've known the song for years. In a day and age when busyness and distractions rule our lives, it's essential to 'Be still and behold Him'...to ponder and wonder with child-like anticipation. Psalm 4610 says, 'Be still and know that I am God.' I struggle with being in control, trying to force things to go the[...]

  • Travis Greene's 'Broken Record' Available Now
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Get inspired with the refreshing sound on Broken Record, the new album from three-time GRAMMY® nominee, acclaimed award-winner Travis Greene, available now. Providing spiritual fuel on the eleven-song project, the chart-topping singer, songwriter and producer delivers high-energy live performances and engaging acoustic moments of reflection, love and hope on his latest album. Always creating the unexpected with his songwriting and sound, Broken Record features the hit singles "Good and Loved," "Won't Let Go," "Respond" and more. Bringing the Broken Record experience on the road, Travis Greene is continuing to travel the world, with stops including Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and California through November 7th, and performing in Africa, with more dates to be announced. For information and tickets, visit https//tourlink.to/BrokenRecordTour. Get an added bonus upon online ordering of Broken Record with a chance to win some special items from Greene, who's announced a new winner[...]

  • Maximum Hits Radio Goes Live Today with New 24/7 Format
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Following a five-year hiatus, Maximum Hits Radio, previously a weekly syndicated radio show, returns today as a 24/7 online radio station playing Christian hit music and hosted by JMac Jamz. Listeners can access the station at MaxHitsRadio.com/listen or by downloading the LIVE365 Radio app from your phone's app store and searching "Maximum Hits". The playlist includes current popular Christian songs, as well as classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s and early 2000s. "Our goal is to give the listener back-to-back Christian hits with very little talk," says JMac Jamz. "We will throw in a few stories, jokes and random thoughts...whatever it takes to make you laugh, but our main job is to deliver Christian music...JUST the way you like it." Maximum Hits started as a one-hour weekly syndicated radio show that featured show host, Ray Gauthier, a veteran show producer based in Canada with[...]

  • We Are Messengers Releases New Christmas Song 'This Is Jesus'
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Ahead of the 2019 holiday season, We Are Messengers is re-releasing their Christmas EP, God With Us, today (11/1). The five-song set includes the brand-new recording, "This Is Jesus." Listen to the God With Us EP HERE. "At Christmas, we remember THE defining moment for all humanity, when God took on flesh to redeem a world lost in its own sin. God did not abandon us, but in His kindness and mercy came to reconcile everything to Himself. Our Christmas EP celebrates Jesus being 'God with us,'" We Are Messengers front man Darren Mulligan says of the seasonal release. "It is because of His birth, perfect life, death and resurrection that everything has and is being made new. Rejoice, God is with us!" Set to the melody of well-known hymn "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing," new song "This Is Jesus" shines a poignant light on[...]

  • Lindy & The Circuit Riders' Lindy Conant-Cofer Announces Birth of Son
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    On October 12th, singer-songwriter and worship leader of Lindy & The Circuit Riders Lindy Conant-Cofer announced the birth of her baby boy Zion Joshua Courage Cofer. "We are so so undone!!! Baby is now healthy, I am healthy and we are all very thankful that God carried us through this delivery," Lindy shared on Instagram along with the story of Zion's birth. While Zion is Lindy's and husband Chase's first born child, he is their second son. In December of last year, they began fostering their son Bubba when he was only a month old. Lindy and her husband continue to be very passionate about foster care and adoption, encouraging fans to message them if interested in joining an adoption and foster care movement. "Our little family of 4 feels complete," Lindy shared. "He is God's gift[...]

  • Big Daddy Weave Releases New Christmas Song 'Joy! He Shall Reign'
    on October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, Big Daddy Weave releases a brand-new Christmas song, "Joy! He Shall Reign," today (11/1). Lead singer Mike Weaver wrote the triumphant track with Michael Farren, Tony Wood and Danny Davis. "Joy! He Shall Reign" is available on all digital platforms. Preview the new song HERE. The new Christmas release comes on the heels of a busy season for Big Daddy Weave. In September, the band released its ninth studio album, When The Light Comes, featuring the chart-topping radio single, "Alive." In addition, front man Mike Weaver debuted a new book, I Am Redeemed, while the band partnered with Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) to launch the eight-episode reality series When The Light Comes With Big Daddy Weave. The show's finale aired earlier this week. Fans can watch the full season on www.TBN.org or the TBN app. The band[...]

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