Recorded at the famous Real World Studios in Bath and Bluebell Cottage in Somerset, SOUTHVILLE’s ‘Freedom’s Tree’ will release on October 6th with Elim Sound Publishing. The Yeovil based worship collective’s first album features a selection of songs from the 100 written over the course of 2016. These 100 songs came from a writing pool of over 20 local church writers as well as gaining the input of their church congregation at the Elim Church in Yeovil making this a particularly unique project that really was composed ‘ by the church, for the church.’ Choosing to work with K Collective in the production of this album (a group whose previous work has been pre-dominantly Pop/R&B/Gospel) has given it a truly fresh and intriguing sound - balancing pure acoustic instruments against a backdrop of synthetic goodness.
Award-winning icon MARVIN SAPP has released CLOSE, his much-anticipated new album, sharing an uplifting potent message with listeners of encouragement, love, and strength through challenging times on the 10-track album. CLOSE marks Sapp’s 11th solo album, and includes the hit title track.
The multiple GRAMMY nominated, 22-time Stellar Award-winning Gospel superstar, songwriter, producer, and pastor teams up with frequent collaborator Aaron Lindsey on the production, leading into a new season for his global music ministry with a fresh perspective, reflection on faith, and more for the devoted father of three.
THE BLACKWOOD BROTHERS QUARTET and Daywind Records are pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Mattingly to the Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
Jonathan’s family has travelled in music ministry for many years and reside in Moody, Missouri. After much prayer, Jonathan and his wife, Sarah, felt that the Lord was directing them to leave the family group in which he had grown up and move to Nashville. He had no promise of employment, and Sarah was pregnant with their first child. But they obeyed what they discerned as God’s direction, and moved the first week of April of this year.
Jonathan was unaware, but that week, the Blackwood Brothers were holding auditions for a new lead singer. The group happened to hear about Jonathan from good friends and fellow Daywind artists, Riley Harrison Clark and Gary Casto of Tribute Quartet. Within a day of Jonathan and Sarah arriving in Nashville, the Blackwood Brothers contacted him and scheduled an audition the next day. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Storm 5 Management are extremely pleased to announce the planned release of PHILIPPA HANNA’s new album Come Back Fighting. To get hold of signed copies of the album and brand new merchandise, head over to
Set for release on November 24th amidst opening a formidable 29 date tour for Britain’s Got Talent winning vocal group Collabro, the album is her 6th studio offering marking 10 years of making music and well over 1000 live performances.
After nearly 5 years with the group, Katelyn Montgomery has announced her departure from MASTER’S PROMISE, following the trio’s last performance in December of 2017. The group made the announcement via video posted to their Facebook page. In the video, Montgomery shares that in October of 2016, she made the decision that 2017 would be her last year with the trio, as she is seeking to finish her bachelors degree in business marketing, as well as to pursue mission work.
After being given the news of Katelyn’s departure, Hannah and Rachel Sancricca began to pray and seek the Lord as to the next step for their ministry. As God would have it, the answer would be found close to home–yet on the other side of the country. After a long season of prayer, Rachel’s fiancé, Jamie Streetman, current lead singer of Paul’s Journey, made the decision to uproot to Michigan to join Master’s Promise.
The Very Next Thing by CASTING CROWNS was announced as the Winner of the Contemporary Album of the Year at the Christian Resources Together Conference recently.
The awards celebrate the very best in Christian product, and is the highlight of the trade conference which brings together Christian retailers and suppliers across the Christian trade in the UK.
Lawrie Stenhouse, Key Account Manager for Authentic Media , accepted the award on behalf of Authentic Media and Provident Music. In his speech he paid tribute to the servant heart and ministry focus of Casting Crowns and the huge impact the band have had in the UK.
Authentic Media had the privilege to work with Casting Crowns when they appeared at The Big Church Day out this summer. So many retailers at the conference this week commented on how powerful that performance had been, and how the band truly brought people into the presence of God.
NEW MUSIC FROM AUTHENTIC MEDIA…..In true CASTING CROWNS fashion ”It’s Finally Christmas” is a 6 song collection of the new and familiar highlights the true reason for the season through songs that capture the joy, peace, and the spirit of giving that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year…..Based in Chicago, VERTICAL WORSHIP is a collective of worship leaders & songwriters from multiple campuses across Harvest Bible Chapel. After 4 records, the band has gone back into their catalogue of songs and chosen some of their favourites to take into the studio and create a collection of songs that reimagine new expressions of these timeless truths…..BRANDON HEATH's new record will appeal to fans of his impressive catalogue of high-quality music, but will also serve to bring in new fans. His record-breaking single "Give Me Your Eyes" was the third Christian song to sell over 1 million copies and was certified platinum. “Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat” will speak to multiple generations of believers and will, once again, showcase Brandon Heath's true talents…..On this their sixth full length album, RED delivers an epic, emotional and hard-driving masterpiece that their fans are sure to love. The album title, Gone, refers to the though-provoking idea that what we do while we are alive on earth will be what remains here once we are gone. The band expresses life's conflicting emotions with powerful lyrics, searing guitars, melodic vocals, and heart-wrenching screams, all set to the backdrop of intense rock and symphonic orchestration.
The influential worship band behind the fastest growing single in church history (“What A Beautiful Name”), HILLSONG WORSHIP, have announced their new Christmas album “The Peace Project,” the first from them in nearly five years. Still tracking an estimated 50 million people singing their catalogue of songs worldwide each week, Hillsong Worship’s 12-track Christmas collection will release Oct. 20th, 2017 on iTunes, Spotify and anywhere else music is digitally sold. In addition, the album pre-order will launch on Oct. 6 offering eager fans an instant gratis track.
Timely titled “The Peace Project,” the holiday collection presents a fresh collaboration of renown Hillsong talent such as Young & Free frontman Aodhan King, UNITED’s Taya Smith and Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood, among others. The album features seven new, original songs including “Prince of Heaven,” “Seasons,” and “Peace Upon The Earth” along with new arrangements of five of the most beloved Christmas classics like “Hark,” “O Holy Night” and “Joy To The World.”
Stellar Award-winning hit artist TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART unwraps her highly anticipated upcoming sophomore album THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECT (Fo Yo Soul / RCA Inspiration). Featuring her lead single “Over and Over,” Page-Lockhart releases the album Friday October 20th, 2017.
Following her win on BET’s hit competition series Sunday Best and release of her hit debut album Here Right Now, the vocal stunner takes her sterling voice and artistry to new heights on THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECT. Creating a musical explosion of inspiration, balladry and gospel, Tasha Page-Lockhart showcases her songwriting and producing talents on the majority of the album, as well as collaborating with Gospel forces such as Myron Butler, Bryan Popin, AyRon Lewis, and her husband Clifton Lockhart, among others on the production. The album’s executive producers are Kirk Franklin, Ronald Hill, and Phil Thornton.
MORE NEW MUSIC FROM AUTHENTIC MEDIA….. The album title, “Taking It Back,” may lead to thoughts of nostalgia, or it may remind us of the need for a spiritual workout, to take back or guard against anything the devil may try to steal. Either way, the new songs on Taking It Back will be gospel favourites, definitely growing list of Billboard chart toppers by TROY SNEED…... Using his guitar, singer/songwriter C WEST creates inspirational life songs with stylings that blend R&B, Pop & Rock, forming his own unique musical potpourri. The Buffalo, NY native calls “Hide and Seek” decision making music because the listeners will hear musical messages drawn from the life experiences of C West that speak about the effects of positivity, negativity and spiritual growth, with the options to choose his or her own path….. When plans for a recording of Christmas music were being made, DOUG ANDERSON immediately knew he wanted to create an atmosphere of celebration and community. So he invited some of his best friends (and favourite singers) to come join the party. New country powerhouse band, 4th & main, joins Doug for “Back Porch Christmas,” a once-in-a-lifetime recording by providing the backing vocals for this homespun effort…..
The journey for THE PERRYS began on Christmas Day in 1970, when siblings Libbi, Randy & Debra gathered around a piano to sing. After 47 years of full-time ministry, thousands of fans and an impressive number of accolades including chart topping album sales and radio singles, The Perrys are finally adding “AQ Very Perry Christmas” to the impressive discography.
It's a widely-held belief, in Scotland at least, that few artists have had a bigger and a longer-lasting impact on the UK Christian music scene than singer/songwriter Ian White. Since 1985, the Ayrshire-born, Perth-based singer and guitarist has released in the region of 24 albums and has toured extensively here in the UK, in America and across the globe either on his own or with a full band in a remarkable purple patch that saw him sell over 250,000 albums and become one of Christian music's most sought after exponents. Arguably most famous for his reinterpretations of the Psalms which spawned a catalogue of six albums in the earlier part of his career, Ian fittingly continues to receive recognition for a body of work that few in the field have been able to match. On 2nd November, Ian visits the Jubilee Church in Hull for a one-off concert, were he’ll be playing many of songs from his back catalogue. Tickets are priced at just £5, with proceeds going to the Shine Charity. More details from
MATT REDMAN’s new album, Glory Song, explores a sonically diverse musical backdrop, including uniting with 120 local worship leaders and songwriters on group vocals and special collaborations with fellow GRAMMY winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Kierra Sheard.
Emerging Texas worship leader and singer/songwriter SOMMER FLOYD recently wrapped up a busy summer that included concerts, ministry opportunities, media appearances and a new calling into worship, while prepping for an even more packed fall season.
Following God's call to reach people through music while embracing her passion for giving back to her Texas Hill Country community, Sommer was honored this summer to be named Music Director for Burnet, Texas-based WeakDay Ministries, an organization dedicated to bringing Christ into the daily lives of community members by offering Bible studies, worship opportunities, and other Christ-centered activities at non-traditional times and locations.
Sommer says that WeakDay Ministries will soon be announcing several exciting Fall events designed to inspire community involvement and raise funds for Texas community food banks, which are in even greater demand after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.
Sommer also serves as Worship Leader for The Gathering, a monthly service hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Burnet. That connection has afforded Sommer an open door to share her faith and music with the least of these--inmates at the Texas Women's State Prison in Burnet.
"Of all the places I've ministered, the most moving experiences for me have come at the Women's State Prison here in Burnet," says Sommer. "Witnessing the renewed strength, hope and freedom gained in a room full of prisoners is something I could never forget. Believe me, I have gained more than I could ever give."