Award-winning musician and recording artist PJ Morgan is celebrating the success of his latest album, The Transparency Project, released on June 1 on 1DMV Music Group. The album debuted at No. 14 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart and also marks the first-ever release by 1DMV.
19-year-old gospel artist Kelontae Gavin is celebrating the success of his latest single, "No Ordinary Worship," spending 14 consecutive weeks in the Top 20 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and reaching No. 13 in the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart (June 30 issue). The single is written and produced by TedyP and Marquis Boone, the latter known in gospel music circles for his ability to scout promising young artists.
Along with the announcement last Friday of their new live worship album, 'Living With A Fire,' the worship band Jesus Culture is also announcing the “Living With A Fire Tour.” The upcoming tour kicks off this October, visiting nearly 20 cities across the country, including Seattle, Chicago, San Antonio, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and more.
The 'Newsboys United Tour' Adds 40 New Dates This Fall, Featuring Former Bandmates Peter Furler, Phil Joel
Following a successful spring and summer tour with a string of history-making shows, Christian rock band Newsboys on Friday announced 40 new dates for this fall for the ongoing "Newsboys United Tour." The additional dates will once again feature former band members Peter Furler and Phil Joel, along with special guest Zealand and a special appearance by Adam Agee.
Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Randy Seedorff has released a new music video for his 2016 No. 1 single, "From the Inside Out," and can be viewed at the end of this article. Since its release, the inspiring song has been playing at over 200 Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted radio outlets.
Recording artist Regina Showers-Gordon of family gospel group The Showers and President of A&P Records has together with media strategist Matt Ables launched the new radio station Faith Star Radio, and are also launching Good Soul TV later in September.
Sadie Robertson & Friends Announces Third Annual "Live Original Tour," Featuring Mosaic MSC, Social Club Misfits, And More
Actress and lifestyle personality Sadie Robertson is announcing the third annual "Live Original 2018 Tour," kicking off Oct. 11. In Canton, Ohio, and wrapping Nov. 11 in Prattville, Ala. Alongside Robertson, the tour will feature author and speaker John Luke Robertson, L.A.-based worship band Mosaic MSC, Miami-based hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits and, on select dates, Christian artists Chris McClarney and Hollyn.
Legendary Christian group MercyMe continues their march of success with their latest single, "Grace Got You (feat. John Reuben)," taking over the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Christian Airplay (BDS) chart, the AC Monitored and AC Indicator charts, as well as the Mediabase Christian Audience chart.
Singer-songwriter Pat Barrett's upcoming full-length, self-titled solo debut album, 'Pat Barrett,' is now available for pre-order ahead of its release on July 20. The 12-track project features a powerful collection of worship songs, along with radio-friendly tracks such as the album's lead single "The Way (New Horizon)," which is currently No. 12 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart with an audience in excess of 4.4 million.
New gospel artist Sacondrea Holden on Tuesday released her new single "Here Is My Worship." The new song is produced by Stellar Award-winning producer Sean Keys and written by Adolphus Scott, III, and Keys, and is a powerful song that the Holden says gives testimony to why the angel of the Lord spared her life for this moment and for her defined purpose.
In an eyebrow-raising mistake by Facebook last week, the company suddenly and without warning took down the music video for gospel group Zion's Joy!'s latest single, "What Would Heaven Look Like." The surprise removal garnered extensive media coverage and, after realizing its error, the social media giant restored the video and apologized to the group.
Gospel artist Javen has garnered his first Billboard Top 10 placement with his new solo album, 'Grace,' released on June 22 on Tyscot Records. The project, which is Javen's seventh career album, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Gospel Album Sales chart last week, while also rolling in at No. 13 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums multi-metric consumption chart.
Up-and-coming Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Natasha Phillips on Monday launched her latest single, "Run To You," on Christian AC and Christian CHR/Hot AC-formatted radio outlets. The new single will be available for downloading and streaming on Aug. 3 and is available for pre-order now.
Female rocker Zahna is set to release her solo debut album, 'Red For War,' on Aug. 17 on RockFest Records. Produced by Joshua Bertrand, of Christian rock innovators and Billboard hitmakers Random Hero, the 10-track project is described as an "in-your-face battle cry," drawing inspiration from a season of challenges for the artist.
Lining Out Singer Frank Newsome's Album 'Gone Away With A Friend' Gets Re-Release On Free Dirt Records
Lining out singer Frank Newsome recently re-released his very special album, 'Gone Away with a Friend,' on Free Dirt Records. The album features a collection of twelve songs highlighted by the 75-year-old Baptist minister's peculiar singing style, bringing a more than four-century-long American tradition into the present.
Bishop Noel Jones & The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir To Release 'Run To The Altar' On July 20, First New Album In Years
Gospel artist Bishop Noel Jones & The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir on Sunday announced the release of their first new album in years, Run to the Altar, releasing everywhere on July 20 on Tyscot Records. After a decade-long break from recording, the Los Angeles-based choir returns with a collection of powerful worship songs that are sure to make an impact in churches and at gospel radio.
Lecrae & Zaytoven's Collaboration 'Let the Trap Say Amen' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard's Top Christian Album Chart
Acclaimed Christian rapper Lecrae and producer Zaytoven are reaching new heights following the release of their brand-new collaboration 'Let the Trap Say Amen.' On its June 22 debut, the duo's new album sky-rocketed to No. 2 on iTunes' Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 7 overall on the Top 100 Albums chart, and on Thursday the album was reported to have achieved No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Album chart for July 7.
Smokie Norful, Point Of Grace, Dennis Jernigan To Be Inducted To Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame On July 28
Acclaimed artists Smokie Norful, Point of Grace, and Dennis Jernigan have been selected for induction in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored for their lifetime achievements in music during an annual induction ceremony taking place on July 28 in Muskogee, Okla.
Gospel artist Jor'Dan Armstrong on Friday released his latest EP, 'BLSD' (part 1), the first of three new EPs the artist has planned for 2018. The new 6-track album follows his previous EP, 'Vibes,' which achieved No. 15 on gospel charts, with its lead single, "So Much Luv," peaking at No. 15 at radio.
Franklin, TN-based singer/songwriter Tori Harper releases amidst acclaim her debut EP, Seasons, today through The Fuel Music. Seasons features the title track and "My Father, My Shepard," both produced by Grammy Award-winning Seth Mosley (for KING & COUNTRY, Skillet) and Mike "X." O'Connor
When he released the "Free" album late last year, there's one track that resonated with Grammy-nominated Jonathan Butler, and that is "I Am That I Am," a song he wrote himself.
Two-time Grammy Winner Tye Tribbett is set to tease his highly anticipated new album, "The Bloody Win," next month.
Grammy nominated Jeremy Camp will hit the road for his "I Will Follow" tour with Mandisa beginning April 22, and the music video for his "Christ in Me" single is now available on Vevo and YouTube.
Prolific Avery Road lead Jason Burton again has his hands on each cut of the band's newest eleven-track album, "Another Song," produced in Woodruff, South Carolina's Studio 101 and Wade Recording
Decyfer Down released its latest studio album, "The Other Side of Darkness," after a two-year break, an eternity for the rock band's legions of fans.
There's something to look forward to this Easter as Hillsong Worship has released its latest single, "Grace to Grace."
Justin Bieber's Album 'Purpose' Banned In Middle East For His Bare Chest & Christian Cross Tattoo [SEE HERE]
In a recent TMZ report, Justin Bieber's latest album cover Purpose is reportedly being banned in the Middle East for bearing his chest and showing a cross tattoo.