In celebration of 10 years together, StowTown artist The Little Roy & Lizzy Show has released 10. This collection of 10 songs features the variety of bluegrass for which they are well known.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 10 years of music with Little Roy than this album,” shares Lizzy Long. “It showcases our versatility – everything we’ve learned through the years. From gospel to straight bluegrass to country, we’ve performed and recorded it all.”
The band’s success has been solidified on the Singing News Bluegrass Chart where they have the current #1 song for the month of June. “In A Whirlwind” is actually the fourth #1 song on that chart from their previous project, Going Home. This success is an achievement to be celebrated.
Integrity Music recently announced that they have signed MATT REDMAN to their family of well-established artists and songwriters. A key songwriter for today’s church, Matt’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Chris Tomlin, Elevation, Jesus Culture, Passion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Bethel, and Michael W. Smith. Currently, he is enjoying a No. 1 radio single for co-writing Pat Barrett's "Build My Life."
Matt has traveled the world with his music, leading worship at iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden, Times Square, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, both Wembley Stadiums in London, and more. He's won two GRAMMY® Awards in 2015 for his powerful hit “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” which is now certified RIAA® gold. That same year, the song was named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year and Billboard’s Top Christian Song. Following his 2017 LP, Glory Song, Redman is currently working on new music, with a single slated to release this fall and a new album to follow in early 2020.
Jonathan Brown, President of Integrity Music, shares, "It would be simply impossible to overstate what an honour it is for Integrity Music to partnering with Matt Redman. Matt’s ability to articulate the heart cry of millions of worshipers around the world is truly a testimony to the gift and craft that he’s stewarded for over 20 years. We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the next season in Matt’s extraordinary ministry."
"I’ve been connected to Integrity for a long time and have always admired their passion to cultivate worship music that’s both relevant and reverent," Matt exclaims. "I love their DNA as a company— particularly their heart to pursue a global anthem in worship. I’m excited to partner with them in this season where I’m songwriting more than ever before. I can’t wait for what’s to come!”
Jesus Victorious is a song of faith and trust. The live video of the original Dutch version of the song Jezus Overwinnaar has had over 800,000 views on YouTube since its release in late January 2019.
The song connects the generations and was enthusiastically received and sung by many churches in Holland within a few months. Jesus Victorious is the first collaboration of the songwriters Eline Bakker, Reyer van Drongelen and Kees Kraayenoord.
“Mozaiek Worship” is part of “Mozaiek0318”, a growing and lively church in Veenendaal, Netherlands. “Mosaic Worship” wants to serve the church with new songs and thus enrich the worship service in the churches. Their most famous songs to date include Hold On, Feest Van Genade and of course, Jesus Victorious.
For KING & COUNTRY and LAUREN DAIGLE took top honours at the recent fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House. Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year went to Lauren Daigle while for KING & COUNTRY was named Group of the Year and Song of the Year for their current hit “God Only Knows.” Other winners included Danny Gokey for “Male Artist of the Year, Hillsong Worship for Worship Song of the Year (“Who You Say I Am”) and We Are Messengers for Breakout Single of the Year (“Maybe It’s Ok”).
Legendary songstress GLORIA GAYNOR has released her highly anticipated gospel album Testimony (Gaither Music Group). With early praise from the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone, People Magazine and more, the LP features a combination of carefully-chosen classic hymns, self-penned songs, and a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” Gaynor’s timeless vocals are front and center on the record, showcasing a soulful authenticity that could only come from someone who has experienced the challenges and trials of life.
Gaynor recorded for the first time in Nashville with Grammy-winning producers Chris Steven, brought together a powerhouse collaborative that includes special guests Yolanda Adams, Jason Crabb, Mike Farris, and Bart Millard (MercyMe), as well as powerful backup vocals from Latrese Bush, Melinda Doolittle, and Jason Eskridge. 40 years after the release of “I Will Survive,” Testimony celebrates her faith, which has been an integral part of her journey both personally and professionally.
Internationally known recording artist and songwriter, SHAE WILBUR has released her five-song Unmovable EP through her newly formed partnership with Venture3Media.
Shae first shared her talents as a contestant on Season 8 of American Idol. She quickly shot to fame in both the US and UK after her audition aired and made front page news at numerous media outlets. Harking back to that season, Shae invited fellow contestant Danny Gokey to join her on her EP’s first single and title track, “Unmovable.”
Recently, after many requests from friends and fans, JUSTIN UNGER has released his new album I Don't Walk Alone. This project features new and old songs with a bluegrass flare. Justin loves creating and leaning into many different styles of music to reach as many people as he can with the message of hope in Jesus.
Justin Unger, born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, is most importantly husband to his wife Falon and father to his four children. Justin and his family currently reside in Huntington Beach California. For the past 17 years Justin has been a song writer and performer, and has travelled the country sharing songs and leading worship for the Church. Listen to the single “I Don’t Walk Alone” here:
The critically-acclaimed and highly anticipated new recording from iconic Christian rockers SEVENTH DAY SLUMBER, Closer To Chaos, debuted on multiple Christian and mainstream sales charts following its release. The project garnered the biggest release week sales for a RockFest Records artist since the label’s formation.
Closer To Chaos debuted in the Top 20 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Current Hard Music Albums chart, ahead of recordings by Whitesnake and Five Finger Death Punch, and the album landed in the Top 40 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Current Rock Albums chart. In addition to mainstream charts, the project debuts at #10 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart for the week of June 22, making Closer To Chaos a multi-genre hit recording.
The 10-song set marks a return to Seventh Day Slumber’s melodic rock roots. Produced by the band’s Jeremy Holderfield, with three selections co-produced and co-written by Disciple’s Josiah Prince, Closer To Chaos tackles a range of issues, including emotional trauma, self-worth and sobriety, among other topics.
HOMEGROWN WORSHIP ARE LOOKING FOR FOUR WORSHIP LEADERS TO TAKE PART IN A UNIQUE LIVE EVENT WHICH THEY WILL BE RECORDING AND FILMING THIS NOVEMBER.
Following the success of the Homegrown and Handpicked playlists, in 2020, we are launching Live Worship Wednesday. It’s an opportunity for songwriters, artists and churches to capture new songs of worship which can then be shared across digital streaming and video platforms.
We are looking for four worship leaders to take part in a live event that will be recorded and professionally captured, sharing their own songs in the atmosphere of worshippers gathered together to lift up the name of Jesus.
It will be a fantastic opportunity to invite members of your church family to come along and represent your community alongside other worshippers.
We'll promote your songs to our listeners and followers across the globe through our channels and extended networks.
Closing date for application is Wednesday 31st July and we're expecting to fill the slots quickly.
CONTACT ANDY BAKER, Chief Enthusiast, Homegrown Worship.
STEVE GRAY takes listeners on a journey through the Psalms in his new album You Will Restore, An experience in Psalms.
The 10-song album, written by Gray, features passages from the book of Psalms and combines contemporary, Middle Eastern, and orchestral cinematic elements. Gray, senior pastor of World Revival Church in Kansas City, Mo. says the album is an Old Testament reflection inspired by the heart and emotions of David. It will be his fourth solo album.
“The album is a unique journey into the emotions of love, war, helplessness and rescue. It’s more than just music and singing — the album is an experience,” Gray shares. “I hope people see themselves in these songs, like I see myself. I see David in the songs. I want people to come away knowing that God restores and that he protects, no matter what.”
Pastor and Psalmist DESMOND PRINGLE wants you to know when he says and sings, “I am praying for you”, he really means it. Fresh from his Prayer Encounter weekend held in the beginning of May, Pringle releases the heartfelt and stirring single, I Am Praying For You, produced by Grammy award winning producer Cedric Thompson .
Pringle states without equivocation, “In this season, my attention and affection is being drawn to prayer, being engaged in it and coming to a greater understanding of it. The Prayer Seminar was so much more than an event or occasion, it was a starting point for this space and time of being serious-minded and sincere about prayer and praying. As God speaks to us through our daily realities, I believe he wants to hear from us. Its a call to draw near and to come closer to him. The saints were on to something, if ever we needed the Lord, we need HIM NOW, and we can have access to Him through prayer. “
With tight harmonies, powerful vocals, and a cappella arrangements, the 3 HEATH BROTHERS have quickly become rising artists within gospel music, sharing the stage with artists like The Talleys, The Collingsworth Family, The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck and New River. Now, the trio has signed with Horizon Records and will begin recording their next album with Roger Talley as producer.
“We are so honoured to be invited to join such a respected and successful recording label,” say the 3 Heath Brothers. “We look forward to a bright future with God’s help and the incredible Horizon/Crossroads team.”
Roger Talley adds, “When I first met the 3 Heath Brothers, I was impressed with their youthful excitement, their vocal ability, their creativity, and their great personalities. I’ve enjoyed working with them and getting to know their family. Their dad, Jonathan, and mom, Emily, have given them a great spiritual and musical foundation. Their appeal spans every generation from children to grandparents. I wanted to bring them to Crossroads to expose their unique talents and appeal to as many people as possible. This is the kind of music the world needs to hear!”
Gotee Records' HOLLYN has announced her new 6-song EP, Bye Sad Girl, that will release on September 6th. Leading up to the release in September, a new song will be available each month. In addition to the lead song from the project ("I Feel Bad For You"), the track "I Don’t Know If We Can Be Friends" is now available as a pre-order instant grat on iTunes.
"I often reflect on the times I've been alone and those moments where you're trying to figure it all out," shares Hollyn "We have all been there, like our feelings are waves 20 feet tall, about to capsule us and never let go. In those moments, all I wanted was a hug... for someone to look me in the eyes and let me know I was seen, I was loved, and I could make it through whatever was overwhelming me. If I wouldn't have had people who volunteered to be there for me, acknowledge my feelings, and empower me, I don't know where I'd be today. Recently, I thought to myself... what about the girl who has no one? What is she going to do when grief swallows her and abandonment stings her soul? What if she doesn't know there's a God who loves her, or even refuses to believe in that kind of thing? How do I comfort her eventhough I'm thousands of miles away, and we've never met? By sharing my story, my grief, my abandonment, my freedom, my thoughts, my emotions... that might just bring her that sense of comfort she's been waiting for. Because, you see, we are not alive to fix people's problems, but to empower and love alongside them in the way they should go."
THE KINGMEN’S latest album, Victory Shout, has debuted at #1 on Billboard's Southern Gospel chart. It also sits at #24 on Billboard's Contemporary Christian Albums chart and #33 on Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart.
"The opportunity of sharing the gospel and seeing lives changed for Christ has always been a privilege I've never taken for granted. Add singing with The Kingsmen to that level of joy, but success on the Billboard charts? It certainly goes beyond anything I ever imagined would happen in my life," says baritone singer Alan Kendall. "To the fans and friends of The Kingsmen, the words 'thank you' seem to fall short of expressing our gratitude. We do not take your kindness and support lightly."
With messages of hope and encouragement told with joyful music, Victory Shout is resonating with fans. The first single and title track, "Victory Shout," is quickly climbing the radio charts with its jubilant reminder that God will meet our needs in his timing.
GRAMMY nominated, Billboard Music Award Winner, and seven-time Stellar Award winner JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise are set to release their 10th album “Miracle Worker,” on July 26 via Hairston’s JamesTown Music, which is distributed exclusively by Entertainment One. Hairston’s 10th album will be accompanied by the release of a relationship book with his wife, Trina Hairston, titled, “A Miracle Marriage.”
The acclaimed contemporary sound and trendsetting impact of JJ HAIRSTON has continued to explode, with the monumental success from the 2017 release of JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise’s #1 album “You Deserve It,” and its #1 smash hit song “You Deserve It. “Hairston’s new album is sure to follow up with just as much success as its predecessor. “Miracle Worker” is the first single lifted from the upcoming JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise album set to release on July 26th. The single has quickly gained traction, currently sitting in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. The upcoming album, “Miracle Worker,” was recorded in two sessions, one in Abuja, Nigeria at COZA Church and the second half was recorded at Hairston’s home church City of Praise in Landover, MD.
JJ Hairston and his wife Trina will be releasing a relationship book titled, “A Miracle Marriage,” on the same day as his 10th album, giving fans a balanced dose of knowledge and inspiration. The book is a simple guide on how millennial couples can learn to make their marriage work in today’s society.
JJ Hairston says, “I am amazed at the awesome things that God continues to do,” Hairston continues, “It’s something my wife, Trina, and I never imagined. It is our prayer that this album reminds people that miracles still happen. They are not just Bible stories, but even today God works miracles in homes, families, bodies, marriages and so much more. Not only that, but He shows us in signs and wonders that continue to blow our minds.”
In a recent video posted to Facebook, AVENUE TRIO‘s Kasey Kemp and Corey Lackey announced that Corey would be stepping down from his role in the group to focus on some other things at home.
Avenue, then, posted an update saying that they are currently auditioning new vocalists. In the meantime, Riley Harrison Clark is filling in, singing with the trio and also performing some songs from his solo album.
Morning Glory Music is delighted to bring Gospel lovers a brand-new single from THE CHURCHMEN. “I’d Like To Be Your Neighbour” was written by long-time band member Carroll Arnn as he reflected on his relationship with a dear member of his community. The song tells how the writer would like to be the neighbor of fine people like that in heaven someday “when the trials of this world have all passed away.”
The Churchmen are a beloved part of the Gospel music community and are celebrating their 30th year together this year. They will continue that legacy with this new feel-good ballad.
The band is made up of Keith Clark on bass, Carroll Arnn playing banjo, Jay Adams on guitar, and Greg Jones playing mandolin. The talented George Mason appears as a special guest on this track playing fiddle.