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Dream Records singer/songwriter ABIGAIL DUHON  has released her new self-titled album. The track list includes: "Into The Light," "Rebound," "Dance Up (Feat. Spencer Kane)," "Give Me More," "I'm Not Ashamed" and "More Than Gold"

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Abigail discovered her passion for music immediately after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the family home and nearly took every natural possession they owned. At only six years old during the crisis, she awoke to hear a song in her heart and wrote out lyrics as a reflection on their sudden circumstances. The song was titled "Beautiful" and would become one of her first original songs on her debut album released at the tender age of ten.

Her role as Elizabeth in the 2013 film "This Is Our Time" launched her film career. Then, in 2014, she was cast in the worldwide record-setting Christian film "God's Not Dead" as student, Abby Wheaton. Her work as a featured actor in "Camp Cool Kids" (2017) and "Caged No More" (January 2016) show extreme diversity in roles. Two others include "God's Not Dead 2" (April 2016) and "I'm Not Ashamed" (October 2016) the Columbine High School Shooting Story. She continues to add to her resume with other independent films.

Worship leader CHRIS QUILALA has revealed that the Jesus Culture team is gearing up to release a new live album this summer. This new record was recently recorded at their home church in Sacramento, CA and has a tentative release date of late July/early August. Chris says  that in all, they recorded about 19 live songs and now are working to narrow down that tracklisting. The new record will reportedly feature a special live version of Kim Walker-Smith's "Fresh Outpouring." Aside from this pre-released track, all other songs of the upcoming Jesus Culture album are expected to be brand new.

The War Is Over, JOSH BALDWIN's first solo project with Bethel Music, was released  May 26. Inspired by Baldwin's cross country move with his family from North Carolina to California, The War Is Over reflects synonymous themes of taking an appointed journey into the unknown, motivated by the hope of promises that lie ahead. With Bethel Music's most recent album, Starlight, garnering critic support after earning a No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart, The War Is Over thoughtfully blends sonic elements from Baldwin's Southern roots and where he's planted now.

The War Is Over will mark Baldwin's third career release, following Rivers (2014). As a seasoned storyteller, Baldwin invites worshippers on a journey into the reality of the resurrection, with songs like "Abraham," depicting a wrestling yet yielded heart, juxtaposed with "Get Your Hopes Up," a contagious anthem celebrating God's goodness.

VJ MEDIA NEWS: North east of England singer/songwriter IAN VENTRESS has signed a 3 year recording contract with Australian label Possum Records. Ian’s debut single “Mama” reached the top 10 in 6 charts across the UK, USA and Europe. A second single, “Miles and Miles” will be released soon…..LURINE CATO recently sang at the prestigious Diana Award Event, in the company of Prince’s William and Harry. A top Nashville PR company is also interested in this singer…Meanwhile, the newly formed Dove Records have released “Breath of Heaven”, a single by LIZ CLARKE….. VJ Media CEO, Viv Neville says; “I am releasing all my artists tracks to 2200 platforms worldwide via Sony. I’m also releasing singles, albums by quite a few UK artists including Tomas Seyah, Liz Shea and Robert Hilcox. My label is a sub label of a big label in the USA who have been running for 40 years and worked with and produced for many A Lister Artists and Bands over the 4 decades. That label is run by a Grammy Judge (nominating & voting member)  I’m also in the middle of writing a book titled "Where is God in Loss" It will be a very encouraging book. For more details contact vjartistmanagement@yahoo.com

In partnership with Sony Music/Essential Worship, RED ROCKS WORSHIP recorded their label debut full-length album live on Thursday, May 11 to a sold-out audience at Denver's iconic Paramount Theatre. Red Rocks Worship is the worship ministry of Colorado-based Red Rocks Church. Founded in 2005 with 100 people attending a service at Heritage Square Theme Park, to now with more than 25,000 people attending Easter 2017 services across its seven campuses, Red Rocks Church is one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Formed as an extension of the church, Red Rocks Worship is comprised of nine worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to bring their love of Jesus to people through music.

“The heartbeat behind our music is to cultivate communities that pursue God’s presence while creating a real and authentic environment for people to respond in worship,” says Tyler Roberts, the Ministry Leader of Red Rocks Worship.

THE DAVID’S TENT FESTIVAL takes place 25th-28th August, and is held at Wiston Park, Steyning. David’s Tent is a 72 hour, non-stop worship event that takes place in West Sussex countryside with local and international musicians welcome

One of the core values of this event is the celebration of community, uniqueness and our ability to express our love for the Lord through the arts. Our desire is that everyone who attends DT would leave encouraged, transformed by God’s goodness and ready to impact their communities with an authentic expression of the love of God.

Their guest artist line-up is filled with some of our favourite people and we’re thrilled to be welcoming a few names that will be new to DT – each one brings a powerful and unique sound to the event that gives glory to God and draws our hearts towards Him. This year we want to see His Kingdom come like never before! The current line up includes Samuel Lane, Jonathan & Melissa Helser, Amanda Cook, Lucy Grimble, & Danny O’Callaghan.

We welcome and encourage families to come and enjoy the presence of God together. Children are welcome in all sessions. We’d love for you to encourage them to worship through creativity (art and colouring) and dance as there will be a designated space in the main tent designed for children to engage creatively in worship, in addition to our specific activities for children.   www.davidstent.net

DANIEL KOLANDE has released an album called “Holy Ground.” It was recorded live during a 4 night crusade in Ghana where 700,000 people came along and 92,000 people made commitments to Christ. Daniel  is the CEO of Christ For All Nations after being mentored by Rienhard Bonkke to take over Cfan When Rienhard retires later this year.

Integrity Music are pleased to announce the latest release from the wonderful REND COLLECTIVE. Build Your Kingdom Here (A Rend Collective Mixtape) is Out Now! It’s been a long time since fourteen tracks has told such a grand and honest story.

From all the way back in 2010 with their debut release Organic Family Hymnal, to their 2014 hit The Art of Celebration, Rend’s journey has been every bit as interesting and engaging as the great Tony Campolo observed when barely anyone outside their native Bangor, Northern Ireland had heard of them:

“Movements are stimulated and motivated by music, and here’s some music that will motivate Christians to participate in God’s revolution in the world. If you are committed to seeing something of the Kingdom of God made real in our world, this music will go a long way to encourage you.”

The fourteen tracks show just how boldly they have called people to join in the revolution. From Movements to Praise Like Fireworks, Second Chance to My Lighthouse, Rend have made a habit of creating not just a soundtrack for a Christian community, but investing and nurturing that community itself.

Emerging from a three year battle with depression, MANDISA’s first new album in four years, Out Of The Dark, is out now. In addition to her sit down with ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, the GRAMMY winner has been vulnerably sharing about her life-changing journey and new music with PEOPLE Magazine, FOX News, Huffington Post and more.

Kirk Franklin, TobyMac, Britt Nicole and Jeremy Camp appear on the 18 track LP with critics noting it’s “vibrancy” and “intimacy.” With themes of value, honesty and unity, Mandisa has released a stream of song story videos to share the heart of the newest tunes. To view the videos, click here www.youtube.com/user/MandisaVEVO/videos?shelf_id=1&sort=dd&view=0

THE CITY HARMONIC comes full circle with its first live album, Benediction Live: Worship from Churches Working Together in Canada, releasing independently June 23. The 14-track album was recorded April 29, 2017 in the town where it all started for the band, Hamilton, Ontario, and celebrates the songs and unifying worship movement that became a soundtrack for worshippers around the globe.

From a crucible of small churches of various denominations in Hamilton calling themselves TrueCity, the heart and line-up of The City Harmonic was fused through the sweat, joy and tears of urban mission. Grappling with the struggle of everyday people and writing songs for worship fueled by a “together for the good of the city” ethos, The City Harmonic returned to its roots to record its fourth and final album, Benediction Live, meant to be both a blessing and a sending, not an end.

Unsecret Music announces the signing of artist and songwriter Alexandra Petkovski to their roster. Working under the artist name FJØRA, Petkovski's official debut pop single titled “Wild Animals” will release early this summer. “Alexandra exemplifies everything Unsecret Music is about - artistry, imagination, and a desire to work at the highest level,” says Matt Bronleewe, Owner/Founder of Unsecret Music. “When I first met her, I was amazed at the array of talents she possesses. It’s going to take years before the depths of those abilities fully come to light.” Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Petkovski is a classically-trained pianist, an Istvan Electroacoustic Scholar and the former lead singer of the band the GiGi Sisters.

LAUREN DAIGLE was recently honoured with two Billboard Music Awards. Named Billboard's Top Christian Artist, Daigle also won Top Christian Album for the second year in a row with How Can It Be. Daigle was also nominated for Top Christian Song ("Trust In You"). In response to her multiple wins, Lauren Daigle exclaimed, "Wow! What an honour! I'm just blown away by the response of people who have connected with this music. In the pursuit of creative passion, it takes a village to accomplish dreams like this. I'm so thankful for all of my team, label, family, and friends who have believed in me from the beginning, and to all those who have invested in my work through purchasing or streaming this record. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. A major thank you to Billboard for giving a platform for our music to live, and also thanks to the fans. I am forever grateful. Much love!" Watch Lauren sing “How Can It Be” at https://youtu.be/Xo5QE4GaFUc

Texas singer/songwriter SOMMER FLOYD recently appeared as a guest on LeSea Broadcasting's flagship US  TV program, The Harvest Show. The effervescent young recording artist was interviewed on the popular television program, and also performed two songs, "Drop and Run" and "Stronger," from her debut album, Ray of Light. The experience left a profound impression on the emerging recording artist.

"I was inspired by my time on The Harvest Show," says Sommer. "I left the show feeling even more excited about this incredible journey led by Christ! The responses I've received from across the world and from viewers in my own hometown have left me speechless. The Harvest Show is a true example of an organization that is dedicated to being God's hands and feet!"

UK Praise, Gospel, and Blues guitarist, PAUL POULTON takes his band to St.Augustine’s Church, Hedon, on Saturday 24th June. With bass player, Karine Graham, and drummer, Denise J.Thompson, Paul is a gifted musician and published author. Tickets are priced at £4 but if you take a non-Christian friend, they will be allowed in for FREE! Call 01482 893821.

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