Classically-trained tenor David Phelps celebrated Christmas early this year in front of a live audience on his family farm as he recorded an all-new DVD and live album recording titled, It Must Be Christmas, releasing today via Gaither Music Group. The new album and DVD finds Phelps adding all-new arrangements of classic holiday favorites, as well as original songs, to his 20-year repertoire of Christmas songs.
'The Things We've Been Afraid To Say': New EP From Tenth Avenue North Opens Conversation On Sensitive Topics
Looking to get the conversations started, Christian band Tenth Avenue North on Friday released their latest EP, 'The Things We’ve Been Afraid To Say,' on Provident Label Group. The new six-track album marks a bold step for the band, releasing a topical EP that touches on controversial subjects in a move to encourage others to find the courage to speak up about things they have been afraid to say.
On Tuesday, the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards was held in Nashville, honoring artists, producers, and songwriters across 40 nomination categories with one of the most prestigious awards in Christian music. While no single artist dominated the show in 2018, the biggest winner was arguably Cory Asbury with his single and album "Reckless Love."
Newsboys United To Headline 2019 Winter Jam Tour, Featuring Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, LEDGER, Hollyn, And More
The largest annual Christian music tour in the United States, "The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular," has announced its artist lineup and tour dates for early 2019. In a history-making first for the tour, the upcoming Winter Jam will be presented on a 360° "in the round" center stage, showcasing a diverse lineup helmed by supergroup Newsboys United.
On Heels Of "Glimpse" Single Release, Hannah Kerr Announces New Holiday Album 'Christmas Eve In Bethlehem'
Singer-songwriter Hannah Kerr on Monday announced the release of her sophomore Christmas album, 'Christmas Eve In Bethlehem,' releasing on Oct. 19 The ten-track project is produced by Mark Miller and features many holiday favorites, along with two original songs co-written by Kerr, "Emmanuel," which she wrote with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, as well as the title track, co-written with Jason Early.
The Great Romance frontman and lead singer Matt Vollmar is being credited along with two other pastors for the rescue of a woman from her burning home in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Ill.
Sidewalk Prophets Announces Inaugural "Great Big Family Christmas Tour," To Feature Live Orchestra, Holiday Classics
Contemporary Christian music band Sidewalk Prophets on Monday announced their 1st Annual "Great Big Family Christmas Tour" for the upcoming holiday season. The tour will run throughout December, and the band hopes that this inaugural event will offer many Christmas memories for all attendees and become a tradition for years to come.
Acclaimed guitarist, saxophonist and vocalist Michael Battista on Monday announced his new single, "Who Will You Serve," going for adds at Christian CHR/Hot AC and Christian AC radio outlets. The song is a cut from Battista's latest album, titled, 'After All These Years.'
Gospel recording artist Joshua Rogers has released his long-awaited third album, 'Returning,' on Mixed Bag Music. The new 14-track album from the 24-year-old Greelyville, South Carolina-native features songs such as "Pour Your Oil," "Don't Leave Me," and "The Daryl Coley Medley."
Atlanta-Rapper J. Monty Releases New Music Video For "Seven Nights;" On Tour With Derek Minor, Canon
Atlanta-based rapper and recording artist J. Monty on Friday released the official music video for his first single, "Seven Nights," which released last month on Essential Sound and can be viewed at the end of this article. "Seven Nights," which was co-written by Monty and Ki'shon Furlow, emphasizes the importance of finding the silver lining in the midst of the grind.
Artist Manager And Restore Haiti Founder Philip Peters Honored With Anderson University's Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Philip Peters of True Artist Management and founder of the non-profit Restore Haiti (Hope Restored), as well as a 2002 graduate of Anderson University, was recently honored with the school's Distinguished Young Alumni Award. The distinction comes after nearly two decades in the music industry alongside his development of Restore Haiti, an organization that feeds, educates and provides medical care for over 1,000 students in the country of Haiti.
Internationally acclaimed recording artist and classically trained violinist Jean Watson on Thursday announced the release of her new album, 'Sacred,' releasing on Oct. 19 from Truthfulmusic Productions and Elevate Entertainment.
Hip-hop artist and award-winning producer GAWVI has been teasing fans with the release of new music all year, and on Friday he released his latest single, "With You," from the upcoming album, 'Panorama,' releasing on Oct. 19 on Reach Records. The 17-track sophomore album is available for pre-order now, and includes "With You" as an immediate download.
Husband-Wife Country Duo Jed & Claire Seneca Announces Oct. 26 Releases Of New Album 'Carry You Through'
Husband-and-wife country duo Jed & Claire Seneca have announced the release of their highly anticipated new album, 'Carry You Through,' releasing on Oct. 26 on Frethouse Records. Produced by Jed, the new eleven-track collection is marked by the common themes of faith, marriage and family, and holding onto hope in the midst of life's challenges.
Platinum-selling gospel jazz pianist, bestselling author, reality TV star, and pastor, Ben Tankard on Friday independently released his latest instrumental album, RISE! Having released gospel jazz music for nearly three decades, Tankard promises some of his best work yet on RISE!
Russ Taff Announces Debut Praise And Worship Album 'Believe' Releasing On Nov. 2; First Single "I Still Believe" Out This Friday
Multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist Russ Taff has announced the release of his debut worship album, 'Believe,' releasing on Nov. 2. His first new album in over seven years, the full-circle twelve-song project features new recordings of the hits for which Taff is best-loved, including the album's iconic lead single "I Still Believe," which releases this Friday on Oct. 5.
With only two weeks before the release of TobyMac's new album, 'The Elements,' on Oct. 12, the singer-songwriter and hit producer has released the third song, "Scars," off the new album. Processing life as a believer, husband, father, and artist has fueled the cultivation of the artist's upcoming album, and he admits the latest single is deeply personal.
The Gateway worship collective on Friday released their new live worship album, 'Greater Than,' on Gateway Music. Accompanying the release, the collective also released a Spanish language version of the record, featuring top artists of its genre, including Christine D'Clario, Lilly Goodman, Coalo Zamorano, and more.
Christian pop-folk duo Jenny & Tyler has announced the release of their first new studio project in three years, 'There Will Be A Song,' releasing on Oct. 12 via One Eyed Cat Music. The highly anticipated album was produced by Tyler Somers and features 14 tracks which the husband-and-wife duo says explores justice, love, and beauty.
Verity Records Releases New Catalog Album 'Verity Presents The Classics,' Featuring Timeless Gospel Classics
Verity Records on Friday released their latest collection of renowned gospel classics, 'Verity Presents The Classics,' featuring the formidable influence of a who's who among gospel icons and chart-topping hitmakers. The new ten-track collection highlights some of the biggest gospel hits in recent history and the inspiring resilience of gospel, spanning over 20 years since Verity's founding in 1994.
Lionsgate Releases 'Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack,' Featuring Patti LaBelle, Deborah Joy Winans, And More
Lionsgate Entertainment on Friday released the official music soundtrack for Season 3 of Greenleaf, the TV drama series airing weekly on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). The new ten-track collection features classic gospel favorites as well as new contemporary songs performed by some of gospel and urban music's leading artists.
Country Faith has recently released their new song collection, 'Country Faith Southern Gospel.' The album features 15 timeless songs from some of the genre's most beloved artists, showcasing a range of favorites, including classics from artists such as The Happy Goodmans with "The Lighthouse," The Cathedrals with "Step Into The Water," Mark Lowry's "What's Not To Love," and The Nelons' "Oh For A Thousand Tongues."
Multi-platinum selling Country artist Josh Turner has announced the release of his new Gospel album, 'I Serve A Savior,' releasing on Oct. 26 on MCA Nashville. The new twelve-track faith-based collection includes hand-picked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner's most memorable hits, including "Me and God," and "Long Black Train."
Gospel Singer Lexi Recovers From Successful Surgery, Shares Her Faith In New Song, Video "Wherever I Go"
Motown Gospel recording artist Lexi, who earlier this summer released her first new album in six years, 'Just Listen,' earlier this month underwent a successful surgery to remove a large, benign polyp, which her doctors discovered during a routine screening. She shared the news on social media the evening before entering the hospital, as an urgent reminder to her fans and followers of the importance of early screenings.
Compassion Live Announces 2019 "The Encounter Tour," Featuring Author Lysa TerKeurst, Pastor Levi Lusko, Worship Leader Mack Brock
Compassion Live on Wednesday announced the 2019 "The Encounter Tour," which will bring together bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, pastor and bestselling author Levi Lusko, as well as worship leader and recording artist Mack Brock for 13 dates early next year. Speaker and author Shelene Bryan will helm the evening, which promises authentic sharing aimed at ushering attendees into an encounter with God.
Pat Barrett Drops Acoustic Live Recording, Video Of "Sails," Featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook, Steffany Gretzinger
Housefires worship leader and solo recording artist Pat Barrett on Wednesday debuted an acoustic live version of his ballad, "Sails," featuring Bethel Music artists Amanda Lindsey Cook and Steffany Gretzinger. The original studio version of the song appears on Barrett's self-titled full-length debut album, 'Pat Barrett,' which topped the iTunes Christian Album chart upon its release earlier this summer.
Thousand Foot Krutch Frontman Trevor McNevan Releases I Am The Storm Solo Debut EP 'Fight Musik, Vol. 1'
Under the moniker of I Am The Storm, Thousand Foot Krutch frontman and singer-songwriter Trevor McNevan earlier this month released his new eight-track solo EP 'Fight Musik, Vol. 1,' via The Fuel Music and Storm Musik Inc.
Gospel artist and singer-songwriter Earl Bynum has announced his upcoming solo album, 'This Song Is For You,' releasing on Oct. 5 on LRAE, HBK, and Tyscot Records. The new ten-track project is Bynum's third solo project and his first since his 2009 'Open My Heart.'
Veteran singer-songwriter and worship leader Randy Seedorff on Monday released his latest single to radio, "You Are Good," via Danjartay Music. The song is a cut from Seedorff latest solo EP, Elevate, and is currently going for adds at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC-formatted radio outlets.
TobyMac Announces 2019 "Hits Deep Tour," Featuring Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers, Aaron Cole
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist TobyMac has announced new dates for the 2019 leg of his "HITS DEEP Tour." Presented in partnership with K-LOVE, Air1, Awakening Events, and Food for the Hungry, the tour will also feature acclaimed artists Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers, and Aaron Cole.
Tim Timmons Releases New Single "I Belong (Feat. Amy Grant)," Prepares To Join MercyMe's "Imagine Nation Tour" This Fall
Grammy and Dove Award-nominated singer-songwriter Tim Timmons on Friday independently released his latest single, "I Belong," featuring multi-platinum selling and six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Grant. Timmons will also bring his music on the road for MercyMe's "Imagine Nation Tour" which kicks off Oct. 4 and which is also joined by Tenth Avenue North.
Under the moniker of Stars Go Dim, singer-songwriter Chris Cleveland on Friday released his new EP, 'Better,' on Curb/Word Entertainment. Accompanying the new six-track project, Stars Go Dim also released a new performance music video for "You Know Me Better," filmed in a single take at Nashville's historic Scarritt Bennett Center.
Singer-songwriter Aaron Boyd on Friday released his latest album, 'Jericho,' via Lucid Artist Management. The new 14-track album was unveiled earlier this week during a special VIP sneak peek held in Franklin, Tenn., just outside of Nashville, where industry leaders were treated to a listening party and a special performance by Boyd.
Casting Crowns Readies For Last Leg Of "The Very Next Thing Tour" On Heels Of "Only Jesus" Single Release
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling band Casting Crowns last month released their new single, "Only Jesus," and is currently gearing up for the final leg of their "The Very Next Thing Tour." "Only Jesus" is the title track from the group's upcoming studio project scheduled to be released later this fall.
Following Release Of New EP, Rhett Walker Band Joins 7eventh Time Down, OBB On "I Have Decided Tour" Kicking Off Today
Grammy-nominated Rhett Walker Band last month released their self-titled EP, Rhett Walker Band, on Provident Label Group. The six-song album features the debut single "Say Hello," as well as the follow-up "Like Your Father Does," which the group debuted at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville earlier this year, and the group is now heading on tour with 7eventh Time Down and OBB.
TaRanda Greene's New Album 'The Healing' Brings Listeners On A Journey Centered Around God's Faithfulness
Singer-songwriter TaRanda Greene last month released her latest album, 'The Healing,' on StowTown Records. On the new ten-track album, Greene takes listeners on a journey which she says centers around the theme of the faithfulness of God.
American radio host and author Delilah Rene, known by most simply as Delilah, has announced the new book "One Heart At A Time," which will release on Oct. 16 via RosettaBooks. On air for 25 years, Delilah's shows are heartfelt, often hilarious, and warm, and her new book promises an inspiring, uplifting, and motivating look at life, love, and faith.
Ellie Holcomb To Release New Children's EP 'Sing: Creation Songs' Tomorrow Sept. 21; Debut Children's Book Coming Oct. 4
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb has announced her first children's book releasing early next month, along with the children's EP, 'Sing: Creation Songs,' releasing tomorrow, Sept. 21 on Full Heart Music. The book, "Who Sang the First Song?" is scheduled for release via B&H Publishing on Oct. 4.
Erica And Warryn Campbell Has Unveiled Their New Single "All Of My Life" Releasing Tomorrow Sept. 21
Acclaimed gospel artist Erica Campbell together with husband Warryn Campbell today unveiled their new single, "All Of My Life," releasing tomorrow on Friday, Sept. 21.
Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle's latest album, 'Look Up Child,' which released on Sept. 7, is currently making history with the biggest sales week for a Christian music album in almost nine years, according to Billboard. The news comes after Daigle's latest project debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart, and at No. 3 on Billboard's prestigious Billboard 200 chart.
Christian EDM recording artist Matthew Parker on Monday announced his new album, 'Daydreamer,' releasing on Oct. 26 on DRÖM. The 16-track project is his third album with Dream Records and Parker says he is incredibly excited for the world to hear his latest music.
Multi-platinum selling Christian band MercyMe on Tuesday announced the 2019 leg of their "Imagine Nation Tour," which kicks off on March 7 in Bossier City, La., and wraps in Baltimore, Md., on May 11. The tour will find the group traversing over 30 cities nationwide alongside fellow Grammy nominee Crowder and multiple Dove Award nominee Micah Tyler.
Gerald Wolfe's Gospel Music Hymn Sing Series To Release New Album, DVD 'Heaven's Jubilee! Live At Indian Trail' On Sept. 21
The latest CD and DVD release in Gerald Wolfe's Gospel Music Hymn Sing series, 'Heaven's Jubilee! Live at Indian Trail,' will release this Friday on Sept. 21. Ahead of the release, a pre-screening of the upcoming DVD took place last week at the Sun Valley 14 movie theater in Indian Trail, N.C.
Matthew West Releases New Music Video For "Something Greater;" Facebook Live Performance, Q&A Tonight At 7 PM CT
Award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist Matthew West on Friday released a brand-new music video for his song, "Something Greater." The song is a cut from West's chart-topping album, All In, and recounts the artist's personal journey to Nashville, featuring personal clips of West from his wedding day, early career performances, and with his daughters, imparting the narrative of his life up to this point.
Tori Kelly's New Gospel Album 'Hiding Place' Out Now; Singer To Appear On "The Late Late Show With James Corden" On Monday
Grammy-nominated recording artist Tori Kelly on Friday released her R&B infused gospel album, 'Hiding Place,' on Capitol Records. Produced by twelve-time Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin, the eight-track project is available everywhere now, with guest performances by artists such as Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds, and The Hamiltones.