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.
Gospel group Zion's Joy! has been invited to perform on the acclaimed TBN talk show Huckabee, airing tomorrow, Sat. July 14, and on Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Zion's Joy! will perform their single, "What Would Heaven Look Like," which recently made unexpected news headlines after Facebook flagged the music video as "political content" and summarily blocked the video from the social media platform.
Swedish Singer-Songwriter Tommy Iceland Signs Publishing Deal With FCM Songs With New Music Coming In Early 2019
Swedish singer-songwriter Tommy Iceland has signed a publishing deal with FCM Songs and Grammy-winning producer Seth Mosley, they announced earlier this week. Iceland's catalog already includes cuts with major Christian artists such as We Are Messengers, Stars Go Dim, David Leonard, Jesus Culture, and Chris Tomlin.
Jesus Culture To Release New Live Worship Album 'Living With A Fire' Out Aug. 31; Music Video For Title-Track, Pre-Orders Available Now
Acclaimed Christian worship band Jesus Culture is announcing the release of their latest live worship album, Living With A Fire, releasing on Aug. 31 on Capitol Christian Music Group. Pre-orders for the new album are available today and include three new songs, "Freedom," "Center of Your Love," and the title track, "Living With A Fire," as instant downloads. Today, the group also debuted a live music video for "Living With A Fire."
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.
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.
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.
Singer-songwriter Brian Campbell on Friday independently released his brand-new full-length worship album, 'Born Again,' via Abandon Music Recordings. The new 14-track album features a worshipful experience with songs such as the soul-searching "Our Refuge And Strength," and the upbeat, anthemic title track, "Born Again."
Atlanta-based pop trio OBB on Friday released their latest EP, Is This A Thing, on Curb Records. The new EP comes just a day after the group on Thursday teased the album's title track, "Is This A Thing," with its characteristically summery feel.
Following the release of her latest album last month, gospel artist Lexi continues to ride the wave of success, launching the new remix EP, 'Just Listen: The Remixes,' on Friday on Motown Gospel. On the new remix EP, Lexi includes completely new versions of top tracks from her latest album, Just Listen, along with a brand-new cover artwork.
Clyde J Releases New Single, Title Track "Better" From Upcoming Album, Following Mother's Passing, Daughter's Birth
Up-and-coming Neo-Soul Gospel artist Clyde J today releases his latest single, "Better," which is also the title track on his next album releasing later this year. The Louisiana native's uplifting new music showcases Clyde's power, passion, and perseverance, as he continues pressing to break through in hopes of becoming a Gospel mainstay.
Gospel artist Tamela Mann and her husband, actor David Mann, are celebrating 30 years together with the announcement of their new memoir, 'Us Against The World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family,' set to release on Nov. 13 on Harper Collins Christian Publishing via W Publishing Group.
Grammy-Winning Jason Crabb, Saddleback Church Pastor Johnny Baker Talks About Working Through Pain On Jesus Calling Podcast
For the June 28 episode, "Jesus Cares About Your Pain," the Jesus Calling podcast invited recording artist Jason Crabb, along with Saddleback Church pastor Johnny Baker, where Crabb shares stories from his life, about how his grandmother helped to shape his faith, the trials he and his wife have faced, as well as details about his latest project, 'Unexpected.'
John Mark McMillan Releases New Project 'The Mercury Sessions,' Featuring Joy Williams, Sarah McMillan
Singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan has just released his latest project, The Mercury Sessions, with a second volume The Lightning Sessions to follow. Both releases feature completely reimagined versions of songs from his full-length solo album Mercury & Lightning which released last year, with new acoustic/symphonic arrangements and new collaborations.
Hip-hop artist V. Rose has just released her new single, "SOS," her first new music since the release of her 2016 full-length album, 'Young Dangerous Heart.' The heartfelt new single is available now and is a cry for help from above, calling out, "SOS I'm not okay I don't wanna sink, so I'll send another prayer out."
Welsh Singer-Songwriter John Nicholas Releases Awaited New EP 'What My Eyes Fail To See' This Friday
Welsh singer-songwriter John Nicholas on Friday releases his awaited EP, 'What My Eyes Fail To See.' The EP features five songs, including his current soul-stirring single and the album's closing track, "Rely," accompanied by a heart-warming new music video that can be viewed at the end of this article.
21-year-old Dutch singer-songwriter Leon Lieffijn on Thursday released his latest single, "To Be Near You." Lieffijn says he wrote the new song together with Chrissy Sanderson, and explains that it carries with it the important message that God is greater than any of our problems.
Lauren Daigle Celebrates RIAA Platinum Certification For Her 2015 Album 'How Can It Be' On Centricity Music
Acclaimed recording artist Lauren Daigle recently celebrated her 2015 full-length solo debut album on Centricity Music, 'How Can It Be,' becoming RIAA Platinum certified. Since 2003, it is one of only five albums in the Christian genre to attain Platinum certification and the first female artist since 2001.
Singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic has released her new single, "Revival (Pop Remix)." Her latest single is produced by Femke Weidema and is a brand-new remixed version of the title song from her latest full-length album, 'Revival,' which released earlier this year.
Up-and-coming hip-hop artist Cory Ard has released his debut album, 'The Blackout,' featuring his debut single "Rollercoaster (feat. Evan Ford)" and his current single and the album's opening track, "Be Him." The inspiring 12-track album features guest appearances by fellow artists such as the acclaimed Steven Malcolm, Jae Mitch, Ryann Darling, Raging Moses, No Malice, and Ford.
Veteran singer-songwriter Darius Brooks has inked a deal with Tyscot Records for the release of The Tommies Reunion's self-titled new live album releasing on Oct. 26. Brooks is the former music director of the late Rev. Milton Brunson's Grammy Award-winning choir, the Thompson Community Singers, also known as The Tommies.
Recording artist Aaron Cole on Friday released his latest single, "Off My Back," accompanied by a new music video. In the music video directed by Will Thomas, Cole addresses several social issues he believes relevant not only to himself but to many others.
Gospel Artist Bryan Popin Honored At 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards For His Hit Single "I Got Out"
Independent recording artist Bryan Popin has been honored for his chart-topping hit gospel song "I Got Out" at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publisher's signature urban music event, the 31stAnnual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards that took place last weekend at The Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.
New Book 'Courage In The Face Of Evil' By Mark Shaw Tells True Story Of Christian Woman Who Survived Concentration Camp
Investigative reporter and true crimes best-selling author Mark Shaw has announced the release of his newest book, 'Courage in the Face of Evil.' The new book is adapted from the actual diary of a German Christian nurse who endured more than five years in the women-only concentration camp Ravensbrück in Nazi Germany during World War II.
for KING & COUNTRY Releases New Single, Music Video "Pioneers," From Upcoming Album 'Burn The Ships' Out Oct. 5
Acclaimed Christian pop duo for KING & COUNTRY on Thursday announced the release of their upcoming studio album, 'Burn The Ships,' releasing on Oct. 5, with pre-orders available now. Accompanying the announcement, the two-time Grammy Award-winners also released the incredible new single and music video, "pioneers."
Theatrical Release For Upcoming Film "Unbroken: Path To Redemption" Moved To Sept. 14; Telling Part 2 Of Louis Zamperini's Story
The upcoming faith-based film, "Unbroken: Path to Redemption," has moved its theatrical release date to Sept. 14, 2018. The new film follows the second half of Laura Hillenbrand's book, 'Unbroken,' and tells the inspiring and powerful post-World War II story about the late Louis "Louie" Zamperini and his struggle to find peace and forgiveness following his ruthless treatment as a Japanese prisoner of war.
Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, And More To Perform At Special 'VOICES' Event Benefitting Musicians On Call On Aug. 2
Artist management company Redjett Management is bringing together a number of acclaimed and award-winning artists for a special evening of songs and stories that will benefit Musicians On Call on Aug. 2 at the historic Franklin Theatre, in Franklin, Tenn. Artists lending their talent to the event and hoping to showcase the healing power of music include Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Chris McClarney, Cody Carnes, and Hollyn.
Singer-Songwriter Phil Wickham Launches Pre-Orders For New Full-Length Album 'Living Hope' Releasing On Aug. 3
Singer-songwriter Phil Wickham is gearing up for the release of his first new full-length album in two years, 'Living Hope,' releasing on Aug. 3 via Fair Trade Services. The new album centers on Wickham's desire to serve the local church. The focus aligns his role as a worship leader at Harvest Christian Fellowship, alongside his continuing journey as an artist.
Southern Gospel Singer Lynda Randle Releases New CD, DVD Collection 'Homecoming Favorites & Songs of Inspiration'
Southern Gospel artist Lynda Randle has announced the release of her all-new collection of songs, 'Homecoming Favorites & Songs of Inspiration,' scheduled for release on CD and DVD on Friday, June 29. The album and DVD are available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, including iTunes, Amazon, Gaither.com, and LyndaRandle.com.
"The Bible Tour 2018" Worship Experience Kicks Off Sept. 20, Featuring Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Andrew Peterson, More
"The Bible Tour" is returning this fall, with stops planned in 14 cities around the U.S. Now in its fourth year, the live concert worship event will feature music from award-winning artists Matt Maher, Natalie, Grant, Andrew Peterson, Daniel & Harvest Bashta, and Steven Malcolm.
Legendary Band Newsboys Bring Their Music To Europe For Two Events In Scotland, Italy; Continue "Newsboys United Tour"
Legendary Christian rock band Newsboys earlier this month brought their music to Europe, performing hit songs such as "We Believe" and "God's Not Dead" at history-making events in Scotland and Italy.