Christian Music News

  • The Gray Havens Launch New Podcast
    on June 17, 2021 at 1:00 am

    As a way to give listeners more insight into the inspiration behind their music and the songwriting/recording process, The Gray Havens recently launched The Gray Havens Podcast. The new podcast currently features six episodes that accompany the first six songs released from their forthcoming Blue Flower album. The podcast is available now on top podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and others. The Blue Flower album is scheduled to release October 8. Each song from the album will have a dedicated episode in which The Gray Havens frontman, David Radford, takes listeners on a deep dive into the inspiration and making of the song. "David is a natural at podcasting and helps listeners feel comfortably intrigued as he peels back the intricate layers of the songs," The Gray Havens' manager, Keith Stancil shares. "Even though I had an inside perspective during[...]

  • Brandon Camphor and OneWay Release Acapella
    on June 17, 2021 at 1:00 am

    As the nation recognizes Black Music Month, an annual celebration of Black Music and its creators, celebrated in June, there is one song that embodies the culture and heritage of African-American struggle and hope in America. That song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," more commonly known as The Black National Anthem, is a mainstay during Black History Month and rallies and protests calling for an end to racial injustice. Brandon Camphor & OneWay (BC1Way), a dynamic young vocal quartet (made up of Brandon Camphor, Julia McMillan, Angela Jones, and Fred Cleveland), are insuring with their new rendition that "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is on every playlist for Black Music Month as well. The inspirational vocal group has released an acapella rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," that reintroduces the song to new generations. "'Lift Every Voice and Sing' has been covered by so[...]

  • VIDEO PREMIERE 7 Hills Worship Found A Love
    on June 17, 2021 at 1:00 am

    The collective of 7 Hills Worship is premiering their acoustic video for "Found A Love" today on NewReleaseToday. "Found a Love was written for those in a season of difficulty or searching," shares Kaelob Mecum, Worship Arts Pastor of 7 Hills Church. "It is the realization that God is and always has been with us. Through every hardship, trial, worry, He has always been there. We find love through our relationship with Jesus. In and through that relationship, we ourselves are found. We hope that this song reaches every walk of life, but especially those who feel broken, lost, distant, or in need." Follow 7 Hills Worship on Facebook and Instagram.[...]

  • Earth Groans Announces Fall Tour
    on June 16, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Solid State Records' hardcore band, Earth Groans, is going on tour this September. They are touring with the metalcore band In Search Of Solace, signed to Sharptone Records. The tour is called The Back Again Tour and is hitting the midwest and eastern U.S. primarily. The tour will take place during September with 15 nights booked, including some festivals. Earth Groans has been with Solid State Records for a long time now and they have quickly become a fan favorite. Their chaotic, hardcore music is infused with biblical themes and messages while still bringing relatable and honest lyrics. This chaotic sound transfers to an energetic live performance that you won't want to miss. Earth Groans released their first EP, Renovate, in 2017. This was followed by the EP Rehab, in 2018. Then, in 2020, they released two EPs titled Prettiest of Things and Waste. This year, they released[...]

  • HolyName Signs to Facedown Records
    on June 16, 2021 at 1:00 am

    The new heavy worship band (or as they term themselves, Holy Drone⁣ Violent Worship), HolyName, has signed to Facedown Records. They have already released two singles, "Meet Me Somewhere Quiet" and "Fall On Your Knees." Their third single, "Perpetua" was released in conjunction with the announcement of signing to the label. "We are excited to announce that we have joined the Facedown Records family. We are honored to be a part of this legacy." HolyName shared. HolyName is led by a former Facedown Records alumni, Tommy Green of the band Sleeping Giant. Facedown Records is a fitting home for the new band. We are waiting for news about a full-length album or EP. Keep an eye out on NewReleaseToday.com to stay up-to-date on HolyName. "We're excited to introduce you all to HolyName," Facedown Records shared on Facebook. "The brand new[...]

  • Laura Hackett Park Releases Short Film
    on June 15, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Worship leader and recording artist, Laura Hackett Park, has released a unique video project called The Secret Place. Filmed at the International House of Prayer's Global Prayer Room, where Laura has served as a worship leader for several years, the 20-minute short film is a live devotional video featuring five of Laura's original worship songs. Before each performance, Laura gives background commentary to contextualize how the song was written and it's meaning. She sits down at a keyboard to play and sing to God in an empty room, creating the atmosphere of a "secret place," personal conversation with God, with both her lyrics and the visuals from this project. More than just a series of performances, this short film is an invitation for viewers to join in with Laura in deeply personal worship to God. The Secret Place short film is a companion to her[...]

  • Bri Babineaux Expecting Baby Boy
    on June 15, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Recently on social media, Bri Babineaux shared that she and her husband Keelson Fontenot are expecting their first child due in November, a baby boy. "We are so overjoyed to be welcoming a baby boy," Bri posted. "Everyone kept asking me what I wanted and my response was a healthy baby. What a legacy to share with you, Keelson. To have your last name carried. I love you both beyond me. I am one lucky mama!" You can share your congratulations with Bri and Keelson now on Facebook or Instagram![...]

  • Todd Dulaney Returns with New Live Album
    on June 13, 2021 at 1:00 am

    GRAMMY-nominated artist, Todd Dulaney, has returned with all-new music inspired spontaneously by the written word of God through his highly anticipated live album Anthems & Glory available wherever music is sold and streamed digitally. Recorded live at All Nations Worship Assembly in Chicago, this new body of music finds Dulaney leading listeners back to the scriptures for hope, comfort, answers, instructions, and everything to live life according to the Bible. Anthems & Glory features a collective of 17 tracks and a stellar line-up of featured artists that include Kierra Sheard, David Wilford, Tamela Mann, and others. Chicago native Dulaney has delivered some of the biggest worship anthems of the past decade with No. 1 singles, "You're Doing It All Again," "Your Great Name" and "Psalm 18." Throughout the past few years, he has been recognized for his dedication and musical prowess among his peers. A[...]

  • We Are Messengers Releases New Single
    on June 13, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Curb Word Entertainment's We Are Messengers recently released the anthemic "Come What May." The resilient track serves as the next radio single and offers the first taste of new music from the K-LOVE Award-winner's forthcoming third studio album. You can listen to "Come What May" here, and watch the official lyric video by clicking here. Featuring We Are Messengers' signature life-changing lyrics and arena-ready hooks, "Come What May" declares that the character of God is unchanging regardless of our circumstances. "In the past year, we've all collectively been forced to concede that, despite our illusions and devises, we do not get to control the world around us," shares frontman Darren Mulligan. "'Come What May' is a song that not only acknowledges this reality, but revels in the fact that we have a God that loves us and is worthy of our faith, hope,[...]

  • NEEDTOBREATHE Performs New Song on the CMT Awards
    on June 11, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Earlier this week, NEEDTOBREATHE was featured on the CMT Awards with country artist Carrie Underwood with their performance of "I Wanna Remember." You can watch the video now on YouTube. "Thanks, Carrie Underwood for hitting all the high notes and for being so incredibly kind to this rock and roll band from South Carolina," NEEDTOBREATHE posted on Instagram. "You have a spot in the band any time." "I Wanna Remember" is the third track off of NEEDTOBREATHE's upcoming album Into The Mystery. It's available for pre-order now. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE will be hitting the road this fall with Switchfoot and The New Respects for the Into The Mystery Tour. You can click here to purchase tickets.[...]

  • Lauren Daigle Announces Upcoming Tour
    on June 11, 2021 at 1:00 am

    After her first headline arena tour was cut short last winter, multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle is finally picking up where she left off. The Lauren Daigle World Tour will kick off on September 24 in Fort Wayne, IN. Tickets are now on sale at www.laurendaigle.com/tour. The Lauren Daigle World Tour features an all-new stage production, design, and setlist that will be highlighted by Daigle's raw vocal power and stage presence. She'll feature some of her hits, including her latest No. 1 single "Hold On To Me," the platinum-selling "Rescue," and the 4x platinum-selling No. 1 single "You Say," as well as tracks from her previous platinum-selling album, How Can It Be. The War and Treaty will join Daigle for the duration of the tour. Since the release of her GRAMMY Award-winning, platinum-certified album Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle has reigned on the Billboard Charts.[...]

  • for KING & COUNTRY Win Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award
    on June 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Last week at the Momentum 2021 conference in Orlando, Florida, four-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo and Curb Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY was honored with the esteemed Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. Established by the Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) in 2012 in honor of the legendary musician, the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award is presented to an artist or group to recognize their long-time contributions to the music and ministry of Christian Radio. Rich Mullins was an extremely influential songwriter and artist in the Christian genre. A winner of multiple Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year, his songs such as "Sing Your Praise To The Lord" (recorded both by Rich and by Amy Grant), "Sometimes by Step", "Hold Me Jesus", "Creed", "My Deliverer" and "Awesome God" helped define the Christian Music Radio format in the[...]

  • Christine Caine Releases New Book
    on June 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Bestselling author, speaker, and activist, Christine Caine, released her latest book How Did I Get Here? Finding Your Way Back to God When Everything is Pulling You Away, available today via Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins. How Did I Get Here? helps readers who feel things aren't quite right in their life to figure out how they ended up where they are, learn how to course-correct, and offers tips to ground themselves in their faith. By sharing her own stories and stories from some of her most cherished friends, Caine's How Did I Get Here? helps readers navigate the unwelcome and unwanted seasons of life by providing insight into some of life's most pressing questions, such as What do you do when everything seems chaotic, volatile, and unpredictable? What do you do when everything that once was certain seems so uncertain? How should you respond when everything that can be[...]

  • Lauren Daigle Lands Fifth No. 1 Single
    on June 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and platinum-selling artist Lauren Daigle can add another record to her already impressive resume as her latest single, "Hold On To Me," jumps from No. 5 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. This is Daigle's fifth single to top the chart, extending her record of most No. 1s among women since its inception in 2003. In addition to the news of "Hold On To Me," Daigle brought home Female Artist of the Year at the 8th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards for the fifth time, giving her the record of most consecutive wins in any category. Since the release of her GRAMMY Award-winning, platinum-certified album Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle has reigned on the Billboard Charts. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Top 200 Albums chart making Daigle the first female artist to simultaneously hit the Top 10[...]

  • Awakening Events Announces Upcoming Tour
    on June 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Awakening Events recently announced the Step Into The Light Tour. Headlined by Christian music veterans Newsboys with special guests Mandisa, We Are Messengers, Cade Thompson, and Adam Agee, the 17-city trek will begin this October in Mississippi, with stops planned in the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and more, before wrapping on November 20 in Longview, Texas. "The last 15 months or so that we have had to spend away from live audiences across this great nation has been the longest break away from our fans in our entire career," said Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait. "It has definitely caused us to reflect on the amazing opportunities to minister and entertain people, and now we look forward to sharing new music and lyrics about God's continual love for all of us." "We're really excited to be getting back to a sense of normalcy doing what we love--providing a platform[...]

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