Legendary rock vocalist, Grammy and Dove Award-winning, GMA Hall of Famer JOHN SCHLITT has two songs featured in the new independent feature film, The Rocket. Based on true events and real characters, this inspiring drama features elements of family, loss, failure, and redemption.
Written and directed by Richard Blake, The Rocket is a small-town story set in the Midwest in 1999, about a high school football star who suffers a severe head injury and loses his entire life plan. Recording artist Brady Dutton (of the hit boy-band, In Real Life) stars as Joshua Davis, the injured teen who must wrestle through the twin challenges of a broken relationship with his father and the loss of his identity as the local football hero. Despite being an unlikely runner, the high school cross-country coach brings him aboard his team. Through a combination of struggle, doubt, and determination, Joshua discovers a new way to strive for greatness.
Two of Schlitt's songs, "Run" and "Take Me Home," from his solo album, The Greater Cause, are featured in the film and on the movie soundtrack.
THE SOJOURNER QUARTET are celebrating 25 years of ministry. It all began in 1992 in a little town called Findlay Ohio, with founding member Mark May, who carries the legacy of Sojourner Quartet forward today. Originally a contemporary Christian band that played with live instruments, the group transitioned to a Southern Gospel music style with four-part harmonies when bass singer, Dave Barker joined the group in 1995. Sojourner Quartet recorded their first full Southern Gospel project, On the Rock at the Gaither Studios in 1997 and the rest is history.
Today’s members are Isaac Steinhour singing tenor, Jeff McGlade singing lead, Mark May singing baritone, and Larry Counterman singing bass. With 13 albums on the books, many charting songs, and multiple award nominations, Sojourner Quartet has good reason for celebrating 25 years of making music together across the United States and into Canada. “More important than any worldly success, we have been able to experience lives touched and hearts changed through the message in our music,” said group founder Mark May.
GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS have announced that they will be breaking up. Based at Franklin, Tennessee's Journey Church, and composed of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, All Sons & Daughters is known for their organic, folk aesthetic and lyrics that focus squarely on Jesus while embracing the tension of the Christian walk.
Their songs include "All The Poor and Powerless," "Brokenness Aside," "Oh How I Need You," and "Great Are You Lord," which is currently ranked in the top 20 of the most-performed songs in churches according to Christian Copyright Licensing International.
In a letter to their fans, the duo wrote: After much prayer and consideration, we have decided that our season as a band has come to an end. This decision was not made in haste or out of any discontentment with one another. We still have the utmost respect for each other and will continue to champion one another into whatever the Lord calls us. Our involvement in music and in one another's lives will not wane; it will just look different from the previous season.
From one of Christian music's most beloved music families, THE TALLEYS bring their Finest Hour. With a commitment to excellence and creativity as a trademark throughout their awarded career, this new release from Horizon Records continues the groups musical legacy.
Finest Hour feels alive with inspired songs like "Look Up", "Joy" and "Death Was Arrested" from proficient, award winning writers including the group's own, Lauren Talley. Each one, curated, crafted skillfully delivered by these Christian Music veterans.
For two millennia, Christians have been honouring Jesus' sacrifice and celebrating His resurrection in song. Integrity Music offers a modern collection of these songs with The Cross Was Meant For Me: Worship Songs Of Easter featuring All Sons & Daughters, Matt Redman, Darlene Zschech, Paul Baloche, Travis Ryan, Stuart Townend, Jaci Velasquez, Corey Voss, Tim Hughes, Kari Jobe, Worship Central, Covenant Worship, Rend Collective and Seth & Nirva.
Through heartfelt ballads of thanks and victorious songs of praise, the 15-track album echoes the cry of believers around the globe: Christ Is Risen!
Dove Award-nominated recording artist, songwriter and award-winning author ANDREW PETERSON announces the long-awaited album Resurrection Letters, Vol. I, which will release March 30 and will be preceded by this week’s (Feb. 9) launch of Resurrection Letters: Prologue. Both recordings will release globally from Centricity Music.
Produced by Ben Shive, Resurrection Letters, Vol. I is the prequel (think Star Wars) to the highly acclaimed album Peterson released and Shive produced in 2008, Resurrection Letters, Vol. II. While Vol. II is more about the implications of Christ’s resurrection victory over sin and death in our own lives two thousand years later, Vol. I begins with the heartbeat of the resurrected Christ while exploring the resurrection itself and its centrality to Christianity. Ten years in the making, the celebratory new volume is meant to move listeners to a greater gratitude, awe and love for God.
Originally a member in the secular punk band Senseless, receiving positive reviews from Kerrang! and Rock Sound along the way, Peter Field found a new song to sing in 2005 when he became a Christian. Dedicating his life to sharing the Gospel through the Punk sub-culture, he founded Ambassadors Of Shalom, a Christian band who signed to California-based Thumper Punk Records in 2012. Now focusing his efforts on his solo project, PETER 118 released “Radio”, an extremely catchy pop-punk track, which made waves not only in the UK, but also in Japan and the US. Peter118 is taking his exciting brand of pop-punk all over the world. Watch the video to the song “Wasting” here:
Get a FREE MP3 of HELEN JAYNE’s most recent single “Who Do I Think I Am?” when you subscribe to her mailing list on her relaunched website Helen recently collaborated with Judie Tzuke and will soon release her new EP “You’ve Come Home”, which includes “Ladies Night” with Judie guesting on the track.
Helen spent time early on in her career songwriting and gigging the pub/club/festival circuit before signing a 3 album record deal with Word Records. Her debut album Safe was recorded in Nashville and released globally on the Myrrh label, selling 25,000 copies. Safe was backed up by an extensive EPK also filmed in a Nashville club. Helen also won “Outstanding British CCM artiste - Female” in the DMI Music Awards.
Gaither Music Group is pleased to pay tribute to the music and legacy of music icon GLEN CAMPBELL with the release of "Amazing Grace, 14 Hymns and Gospel Favourites." The newly-compiled CD collection of gospel music favourites, captures the heartwarming voice of this beloved musician, singer, movie star and television personality. Tracks include Love Lofted Me, Rock of Ages, Amazing Grace, and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.
It's rare to meet a worship leader who has shared the stage with such varied artists and actors as Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Sylvester Stallone, Switchfoot, Smash Mouth, and P.O.D., but multi-focused worship leader, recording artist, composer and actor JESSE PRUETT, who is prepping the release of his latest worship project, The Journey, has a story that is a little different than most. The independent project is slated to release on March 9, 2018 to online retailers, including Amazon and iTunes. The gifted, multi-talented artist was signed to his first record deal right after high school as part of the punk band Gutfiddle, which toured with Blink 182, among other bands.
Country music singer DARYLE SINGLETARY has passed away. The singer died from an apparent blood clot at his Lebanon, Tennessee, home on the morning of February 12, 2018. He was 46 years-old and he is survived by his wife, Holly, and their four children.
Singletary was best known for his hit songs "Too Much Fun," "I Let Her Lie" and "Amen Kind of Love." He began his career as a Southern gospel singer and considered Ricky Skaggs, George Jones and Keith Whitley as his musical influences. He grew up enamored of artists such as George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Randy Travis. It was his purchase of the latter's Storms of Life album at the age of 15 that had a particularly deep and profound impact on him. Fellow country singer Travis Tritt tweeted, "I'm shocked and saddened to hear that Daryle Singletary has passed away. He was a true country voice and his talent will be sorely missed. Praying for Daryle's friends and family."
Multi-award winning family group THE HOPPERS are releasing their brand new album on April 6 via Gaither Music. Entitled Honor The First Families Of Gospel Music, the award-winning Hoppers pay tribute to families who paved the way before them with this new collection of classic hits.
A family group who has been blazing musical trails for over 50 years, The Hoppers honor gospel music pioneers The Chuckwagon Gang, Gaithers, Happy Goodman Family, Rambos and the Speer Family. Performing "God Walks The Dark Hills," "Gentle Shepherd" and more, The Hoppers showcase their own family tree's talent and harmonies, which have made them one of today's legends.
The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation announced its inductees and honourees for the 5th Annual GMA Honours and Hall of Fame Ceremony set for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. This year's GMA Hall of Fame inductees include CCM artist Carman, award-winning Southern Gospel artist Karen Peck Gooch, legendary Gospel family group The Staples Singers and acclaimed producer Greg Nelson.
StowTown Records recording artists, THE GUARDIANS, have announced a transition from a trio to a quartet as occasional guest bass vocalist Pat Barker has joined the group on a permanent basis. “Pat’s bass voice is unsurpassed in this industry,” states The Guardians’ Dean Hickman. “When he’s made guest appearances with this group in recent years, he always brought such excitement, energy, and true professionalism to the stage. Not only is he a remarkable bass singer, Pat also has a sincere heart for ministry and proclaiming the Gospel. Pat represents the quality and goodness the future of Gospel music holds.
“I am so honoured to be an ‘official’ member of The Guardians,” says Pat Barker. “I have known and loved these guys for many years, and, likewise, I’ve followed their musical career during that time. I’ve been blessed to have the occasional opportunity to sing with them in many concerts and church services, so I’ve learned first-hand that the fellows in this group are truly remarkable men who love God. I’m very thankful to be joining their ministry on a full-time basis.”
The Guardians’ transition from trio to quartet is effective immediately. To learn more about The Guardians, including the group’s tour schedule, visit