Award-winning singer and songwriter NICHOLE NORDEMAN’s Christmas album is now fully funded thanks to her loyal supporters and fans. The new album will feature original songs as well as sacred Christmas carols. Nordeman has yet to set a release date for this festive offering.
With gratitude, Nordeman writes: "I cannot thank those of you who donated enough- and those of you who have sent words of encouragement my way. Your support has meant the world- let me say It again and again- THANK YOU!!"
Wasting no time, she began recording the album immediately. "I am currently in Los Angeles at the studio, and recording for the new album starts today. I am excited to be bringing some original Christmas songs to this album, as well as some of my most favourite and sacred songs about the Christ child."
Christmastime is here! Fair Trade Services is excited to officially announce the holidays are upon us with the release of PHIL WICKHAM’s new album. Simply titled “Christmas,” the ten-song project is the follow-up to his 2011 holiday debut, Songs For Christmas. Christmas features a rich array of ten songs, combined with uniquely re-recorded traditional tunes as well as originals, such as "Face Of God," which he co-wrote with Shane Everett and Shane Bernard (Shane & Shane), and the radio single "This Year For Christmas," a love song penned by Wickham for his wife. Have it be new or classic, all of the tracks sing of the wonder and worship for the holiday season.
"Joy To The World (Joyful Joyful)" is slated as another single from the record. "'Joy To The World' may be my favorite song for Christmas in terms of lyrics," Wickham recently shared about covering the holiday classic . "It's just so beautifully written. There is s o much joy and declaration of what God had done to enter into our darkness, bringing joy and light and peace. It's been amazing to go live into the studio and bring it to life, and envision what I always wanted it to be." A music video was also filmed for the song, which can be viewed here https://youtu.be/DtrnuG5wZ-Y
Venture3Media (V3M) continues its Simple Hymns series with today's (Oct. 4) release of Simple Hymns: Songs of Worship featuring such well-known worship leaders as Mack Brock (Elevation Worship), Chris McClarney (Jesus Culture), Paul And Hannah McClure (Bethel Music), Anthony Skinner, Sean Carter and more. The 10-hymn album is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and additional digital and streaming outlets globally.
Along with the new music, compelling acoustic videos of all the songs being sung by the artists were recorded and are featured on a companion Simple Hymns: Songs of Worship Digital Deluxe version of the album.
Some people are made to sing Christmas music. The show-biz persona of ERNIE HASSE and his penchant for Frank Sinatra-esque jazz are perfect combinations to create an elegant sepia-toned Christmas affair. The ensemble of brassy horns, the swirling strings, and the the layered harmonies accompanying Hasse's impeccable and expressive chops, make this record magical. Oozing with lots of nostalgic moments perfect for sipping eggnog in front of a blazing fireplace, this album is perfect to bring out the warmth of the season. However, Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound have not turned this album entirely into a sentimental escapade. Rather, the original tracks ("Sometimes I Wonder" & "Love You Remember") and the traditional carols ("I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and "O Holy Nights") go deeper than mistletoes and presents to the hope Jesus brings at Christmas.
"A Jazzy Little Christmas," EHSS' first Christmas album in a decade, has everything you would expect from a festive record. On one hand, it's warm and classy flourished with lots of tunes tailored made for those romantic at heart. On the other hand, the record is not bereft of tunes that draw us to the feet of the Christ-child in worship. In short, this record captures the best of both possible worlds.
Award-winning trio SELAH will release their new album, Firm Foundation, on November 1st with Integrity Music. This will mark the first release with the new label partnership. The debut song, "Jesus Is King," from the forthcoming album along with the pre-order is available today.
"We live in a day and age where everyone is being encouraged to find and live their own truth," explains Selah's Todd Smith about the new album's theme. "Historically that only leads to chaos. Instead of the Church influencing culture, we are letting culture lead us. We have more access to the Word of God than any generation before us, and yet we are one of the most biblically illiterate generations. Selah is hoping and praying for a generation whose foundation is Jesus and the writings of His Apostles, and that God uses these songs to remind people to turn to Him. He is our hope, our joy, and our foundation. Hopefully, these songs speak truth about these things in some small way."
The new album features 11 tracks, and includes the first official song written by all three members of the trio titled, "Let The Saints Sing."
PLANKTON RECORDS have announced that the entire FRESH CLAIM catalogue is now available on major digital music and streaming sites Worldwide. “Some titles have been available for some time but having all titles available in their own right is something I’ve been working towards for some time especially with the older releases that were originally on cassette and no longer available as a physical product”, states Plankton partner Keith Dixon, “and I’ve at last been able to coordinate everything and get everything uploaded and now live and on-line! I think the current term is all titles have now dropped!”
The list of their releases now available is:
Odd One Out (1987)
Live! No Claims Bonus (1988)
Hud’s Continental (1989)
In Times Of Rain (1992)
Outstanding Claims (1993)
Songs from the Rock Communion (1997)
Backdated Claims (2007)
Plankton’s founding partner Simon Law formed the blues/rock/funk band FRESH CLAIM following the demise of his previous bands “Sea Stone” and “Intransit”, the bands that he had fronted throughout the late seventies and early eighties. Simon was, and still remains, Fresh Claim’s guitarist and vocalist, and was initially joined by Mags on keyboards and Ali Byworth on drums. The first gig with this line-up was on Friday 14th November 1986 in Islington, North London. In January 1987 Derek Llewellyn joined the band supplying bass and vocals. The band name came after Simon visited the local (then named) Unemployment Benefit Office with Ali, when they had to go to the (then named) ‘Fresh Claims’ counter! Given the political situation at the time, and the fact that Fresh Claim’s aim has always been to communicate the Christian Faith and how it relates to life today through great music – it was a good choice! Read more here: https://planktonrecords.co.uk/artists/fresh-claim/
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning Gospel legend DONNIE McCLURKIN continues to deliver heartfelt soul-stirring songs with the release of his new song “Pour My Praise On You” (CamDon Music/RCA Inspiration). The new single is available now instantly with pre-order of McClurkin’s forthcoming album A Different Song. “Pour My Praise On You” marks the third single released from the album which is set for release on November 15th.
Written by McClurkin, “Pour My Praise On You” offers a high energy response of gratitude to the faithfulness of God. Following the theme of hope, breakthrough, and encouragement the new track trails the moving singles “Not Yet” and “There Is God,” which are both also available with the album pre-order.
“I want you to hear these songs. I want you to be ministered to. These songs are different from any songs that I’ve written before. It’s worshipful; it’s something that everyone can sing along with. It’s something that was birthed out of my relationship with God. Let God bless you through this new project,” says McClurkin.
Popular Southern Gospel artists THE BLEDSOES are the newest addition to Main Street’s 65South roster. Based out of North Carolina, the talented mixed trio is comprised of cousins Rodney Bledsoe and Robert Freeman, along with soprano vocalist Melissa Cates. The Bledsoes have enjoyed charting success at radio several times throughout the years, including their Top 10 song, “I’m Glad I’m Saved,” as well as performances on stages such as the National Quartet Convention, Billy Graham’s The Cove, Blue Gate Dinner Theatre and Silver Dollar City.
“Excited would simply be an understatement, as we contemplate the upward trajectory this partnership, with 65South Records, the Lord has brought to fruition and the many possibilities it will allow,” shares Rodney Bledsoe. “Our freshman CD release, with the brand-new radio release, ‘I Believe It Could Be Today,’ is only the catalyst of a long and prosperous future as we propel His kingdom through our joint efforts.” A new full-length project from The Bledsoes will be releasing in the coming months.
L.A.-based worship artist BRAD ALDEN, known for hits such as “Lord of All” (2018) and Top 20 iTunes single “Would You Believe” (2017), has released a three-song EP titled New Soul (Bridge Music) on October 4, 2019 with his wife, singer Danielle Mowry. The brand-new EP also features guitarist Tyler Logan.
Brad described the release as “fun songs celebrating an authentic life with Jesus at the centre of everything. I think this is the most fun we’ve ever had! Words can’t explain the joy we feel sharing songs that express our worship authentically. New Soul is an outward expression of who God is to us, shared with the tools and passion He gave us. We’re just trusting Him and having a blast.”
Provident Label Group's multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and touring artist MATT MAHER has teamed up with the daughter of Martin Smith ELLE LIMEBEAR to sing and write the new song "Alive and Breathing." The song is taken from Maher's new EP. Alive & Breathing Vol. 2, the second of four music bundles.
Each bundle will highlight new songs, songs that Maher has written for other artists but hasn't recorded himself, live versions of some of Maher's previous songs, or songs recorded in a different language. The remaining volumes will release consecutively in November, and January. Listen to “Alive & Breathing” https://youtu.be/gYUJjsgd96k
“Something Old Something New” is the latest release from UK Country artist, MARTIN SMITH. He says; “As the title suggests my latest CD is a mixture of old and new tracks. Four of the songs were written many years ago and never really had the exposure they deserved, so are included on this album. The other six tracks are brand new songs, recorded with musicians of the highest calibre.” Previusly, Martin has experienced great success withn the Hotdisc Charts, including a #1. He’s also topped the UK Country Chart twice with songs from his albums “Brave Face” and “Britain’s Best Kept Secret.” You can order a copy of the new album here: http://www.martinsmithcountrymusic.uk/ourshop/prod_6883146-Something-Old-Something-New.html?fbclid=IwAR30TSQrLpYcutP8PPdai1kJuaTf_9xo_crhVoCF2WMrA4OjDRVIEuPUkUI
"You Are Still God," a new single from Atlanta-based artist NATASHA PHILLIPS has been released. Phillips co-wrote the song with Ashley Fruhling, Milton Gardner and Sean Hill, who also produced the project at Uphill Studios.
"No matter what we go through in life, God is still God," Phillips says. "We've all had difficult situations where we had to pray and truly trust God. And this song basically says that whatever you go through, God is still God."
We all face hardships and tragedies, but it's our hope in Christ that allows us to Keep Movin' Along. This timeless truth is one that THE PERRYS know very well as they have recorded their first album without the strength and presence of beloved bass singer Tracy Stuffle.
Despite this change, Keep Movin' Along has everything we've come to expect from The Perrys: big ballads, convention songs, crowd pleasers and the Gospel message. Get out your hankie for the title song, which is a convention-style song from the Stamps-Baxter songbook. Written by William Combs in 1945, "Keep Movin' Along" was one of the songs that brought Southern Gospel Music to the forefront as a genre.
The first single for radio is "It Never Gets Old," co-written by Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision) and Scott Inman (Triumphant Quartet), this up-tempo song celebrates our salvation: "...I don't know why he gifted me with a newfound grace that would set me free, but I know that the older I get, it never gets old." With themes of trusting God's faithfulness no matter what, and being made new through the Blood of Jesus, fans are sure to love the album Keep Movin' Along.
Congratulations are in order for THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY, who have been invited to perform at “Christmas at the White House” in December. The GRAMMY®-nominated group announced the exciting news in a statement posted to social media: “The Friday before Christmas Day, the Collingsworth Family is taking our brand-new Christmas tour to the WHITE HOUSE in Washington, D.C.! We are so excited about this incredible opportunity!”
Earlier this year, when the family performed at the Celebration Banquet for the 2019 National Day of Prayer, StowTown Records’ Wayne Haun said their effect on the audience was something to behold: “Several hundred dignitaries had been sitting for more than two hours when The Collingsworth Family took the stage, and the room was literally transformed. Immediately, the breath of fresh air in that room was felt by all of us, and that was reflected by looks of true joy on each and every face.”
For their Christmas appearance, The Collingsworths will perform songs from their new album, A True Family Christmas, produced by Bradley Knight, the GRAMMY®-winning arranger for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
“What an honor to be chosen as one of the many performers for Melania Trump’s CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE,” says Phil Collingsworth Sr. “The entire Collingsworth Family are very excited to perform for an hour and a half for the ticketed visitors on Dec 20.”
With a short, two-year history, KINGDOM CULTURE WORSHIP releases Promised Land, their second ever album, this week. Featuring the vocals of Jessie-Rose Rayner, Bradley Riddle, Abigail Smith, Pascalle Fargnoli and Jacob Mann, Promised Land is comprised of 13 new songs. It includes tracks such as “You Are Life”, “Delight” and “Be Thou”, all being recorded as part of a live worship night in May, 2019.
With the young band having developed their sound over the last 2 years, Promised Land brings forth a more mature sound while still retaining the raw, folk elements that people have grown to love. The hope of this album is that all who hear the songs would experience the presence of God and receive a revelation of His character. That this revelation would evoke a response of thanksgiving, praise and a desire to know Him more deeply. “Promised Land is a collection of songs from our house that reflect the seasons we’ve walked through and where we’re going,” says Rayner. “We believe that God has so much more ahead of us but that ultimately His presence is our Promised Land."
Nashville-based husband and wife duo BUDDY & JULIE MILLER have released their first album since 2009's 'Written In Chalk'. 'Breakdown On 20th Ave South' was recorded at Buddy's home studio. A review in Mojo magazine read, "These 12 great songs, all written by Julie, were recorded in their bedroom; due to her health problems. It was easier to sing from the bed which adds an intimacy. But if you think this means a fragile, literally laid-back Julie Miller, you'd be wrong. Even when harmonising with Buddy, her voice stands out, tough and triumphant."
Following an outstanding response at the Memphis Quartet Show, THE ORIGINAL DOVE BROTHERS are together once again and better than ever. The award-winning quartet have joined the Main Street family as the newest artist on 65South Records.
The Original Dove Brothers Quartet is comprised of McCray Dove and his brother Eric Dove, along with tenor John Rulapaugh, bass vocalist Burman Porter, and pianist Richard Simmons.
Together, the five light up the stage with unforgettable renditions of songs like “Get Away Jordan,” “I Love To Call His Name,” and “Didn’t It Rain,” among others. The quartet is planning new music to be released in 2020, along with a reunion tour to be announced at a later date.
“Paradisay” by SHOGGY TOSH, produced by Faiyabrand, is Shoggy’s 7th single from his unreleased debut album to be unleashed in 2020 dubbed, ‘Emujow’ [which means Dance].
This song is a vibey Afrobeat, dance-street, hip-hoppy jam [Mixed In Yoruba & English language] that would make you move your feet and body before you can control it. The song reminds everyone that Paradise is the ultimate, as earth is a market place but Paradise is home. Shoggy Tosh highlights the book of Matthew (Chapter 25 to be precise) where Jesus mentioned 6 key necessities we need to engage with to make eternity with God Almighty.
"Sing! An Irish Christmas – Live at the Grand Ole Opry House" featuring KEITH & KRYSTEN GETTY and Friends, has been released. Recorded live at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, the Gettys were purposeful in bringing together a group of World Class guest artists to challenge the notion of what you normally hear in a holiday-themed project and to teach the nation some of the great carols of the faith. Collaborations with artists and musicians such as indie-folk singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb, classical guitarist Phil Keaggy, and rapper Trip Lee make for a diverse sound and unique listening experience. "Sing! An Irish Christmas – Live at the Grand Ole Opry House" includes classic Christmas songs and modern hymns written by the Gettys and friends.
This brand new album from Keith & Kristyn Getty unites tradition and innovation into a vibrant celebration of the Christmas season that is perfect for all of your holiday celebrations. In these collaborations, the Gettys present new interpretations on Christmas staples such as a country-influenced rendition of "Sleigh Ride" and a fiddle-driven performance of the 300-year-old classic "Joy To the World." Additionally, they perform contemporary hymns "In Christ Alone," written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend and "Elizabeth," written by Kristyn Getty and Ellie Holcomb.
Pop singer/songwriter RILEY CLEMMONS (Capitol CMG) has released her holiday EP “The First Christmas.” The EP features four tracks, including the title track, an original composition from Riley. Evoking a strong sense of nostalgia, the song intertwines the very first Christmas and Riley’s own experience of her first Christmas. Written by Riley and Ethan Hulse (BMI’s 2019 Songwriter of the Year), the song is a remembrance of hope in the midst of the bustling holiday season. Featuring bits and pieces of the holiday classic “Noel”, Riley’s dazzling vocals shine on the new track.
Apart from “The First Christmas”, the EP also features two previously released covers from Riley including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Silent Night” as well as a new cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”
With a passion to encourage congregational worship, create resources for churches and draw listeners closer to God, HIGHLANDS WORSHIP releases Shine Heaven's Light: A Christmas EP with global distribution through The Fuel Music. The six-song recording features Highlands Worship's diverse group of talented songwriters and vocalists from the Birmingham, AL-based Church of the Highlands, one of America's largest churches.
The full Shine Heaven's Light production was meticulously recorded live at the church and produced by Highlands Worship's Chris Griffin (who also co-wrote three of the songs) along with mixing by Sam Gibson (Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Chris Tomlin). The recording features both new songs of worship for Christmas and classics re-crafted with ambitious modern interpretations featuring a full string orchestra and a resounding choir of voices.
BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT have released a new EP, 'Anticipation', through Jesus Culture Music. This is a follow up to their 2018 album, 'Praise Before My Breakthrough'. Said Katie Torwalt, "We always get a little nervous and really excited to release new music. This project is a depiction of the next step in our journey of faith. One filled with an overwhelming sense of God moving in our lives, our family and community. We've only just begun to see his goodness, and we've only just begun to sing his praise."
SPRING HARVEST 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT : “Exhausted from current challenges, I came to Spring Harvest with low expectations but God was ready for me to encourage, challenge and pick me up. I am amazed and so grateful.”
We are really excited to announce that Mike Pilavachi, co-founder and leader of Soul Survivor, and senior pastor of Soul Survivor church in Watford, will be joining us to speak at Skegness on 15 April and at Harrogate on 17 April. Soul Survivor festivals ran from 1993 to 2019, gathering thousands of young people to worship Jesus each summer. Mike is passionate about teaching and equipping those in their 20's and 30's.
We are also thrilled that Amy Orr-Ewing will be joining us at Minehead on 15 April. Amy is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.
Due to guest demand we are also pleased to announce that you can book Harrogate day tickets now! See below for further details. Day tickets for Minehead and Skegness will be available early in the New Year.
We have a variety of accommodation types still available at both Minehead and Skegness. You can check out the latest availability here. Hurry though - accommodation is selling fast!
Over the next few months, we will be releasing more information about speakers, seminars, activities and more. If you want to keep up to date, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and information.