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On February 12, 2019, veteran worship leader PAUL WLBUR returns with his brand new live recording Roar from Zion.  Featuring brand new songs as well as a reprisal of his patented hit "Days of Elijah," this album was recorded live in Jerusalem on September the 25th.  These songs will certainly bring awareness and celebration to what Christ is doing among the Jewish people.

"This new, live in the Pavillion recording will include the worship and voices of Shae Wilbur, Sarah Liberman, Joshua Aaron, Jamie Hilsden, Becka Shae, and an Israeli choir of millennial Jewish, Arab and Christian believers. Also, there will be several Israeli instrumentalists, and the finest believing Nashville musicians we know. EPIC is the word that continues to come to mind, and everyone in the Land is so excited about the effect this worship will have on the Body of Messiah as well as the nations."

Music legend RICKY SCAGGS officially became one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame recently. At the official Medallion Ceremony held in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's CMA Theatre, Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks, through tear-filled eyes, formally inducted his musical mentor into the historic institution.

"It's kinda hard to believe that this day has really come," says Skaggs. "To hear someone say, 'The newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame' are some of the greatest words you could ever hear this side of Heaven! I'm so grateful to be inducted into this revered Hall among these highly honored and most beloved people. It's beyond humbling."

Several took the stage to honor Skaggs following his induction. Brooks with Larry Cordle and Sierra Hull saluted Skaggs with "Highway 40 Blues," Dierks Bentley crooned through "You've Got a Lover" and Chris Stapleton brought his distinct vocals, wailing through "The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn."

As part of the Class of 2018, Skaggs was inducted into the "Modern Era Artist" category, along with the late Dottie West in the "Veterans Era Artist" category and the late Johnny Gimble in the "Recording and/or Touring Musician" category.

G12 Worship's ascent into the worship community is felt with their fresh sounding new single, "All Things New." Known for their lyrically heartfelt style of worship, G12 Worship's "All Things New" is the follow up to their debuts "Blood Of Jesus" and "Abba Father" which saw an immediate reaction with G12 Worship enthusiasts.

The former team of the Dove Award-Winning Soulfire Revolution is the contemporary worship band for the G12 Churches in America -it is a collective made up of pastors and leaders from many congregations across the United States. New talents have recently joined this worship team and together are impacting this generation. Their songs have been sung around the world and translated into many languages.

GRAMMY award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on Jan. 18th, 2019 via Fantasy Records. The band also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, N.C. on Feb. 14th.

Atlanta-based pop-rock trio OBB are on the heels of their Is This A Thing EP, released on 7/6 via Curb Records. Recently, they surprised fans with an electrifying three-track remix EP, featuring three versions of their hit single “Is This A Thing” - a remix by Grammy-winning house DJ and producer Dave Aude, a radio edit, and an acoustic version.

Comprised of Zach Oswald on lead vocals, Jacob Oswald on guitar, and Nich Oswald on drums, OBB has a career radio airplay audience of 106 million and streams of nearly 8 million. Their acoustic video for their hit “Mona Lisa” was featured in Google’s Chromebook ad campaign and Dude Perfect’s latest Water Bottle Flip 2 video, reaching over 60 million views. Is This A Thing also features “Sweater” which has reached over 3 million streams. OBB has charted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart numerous times and Spotify’s Viral 50.


Black River Christian artist and songwriter HANNAH KERR has released her new Christmas LP, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem. Produced by Mark Miller, Christmas Eve In Bethlehem features many holiday favourites along with two original songs co-written by Kerr - "Emmanuel," which she wrote with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, as well as the title track co-written with Jason Earley.

The ten-song project builds on last year's holiday EP, Emmanuel, that was touted as "compelling" and "encouraging" and brings a jazz-infused twist coupled with Kerr's stunning vocals, a project sure to joyfully kick off your Christmas season.

Kerr will share many of the songs from Christmas Eve In Bethlehem when she joins Casting Crowns on their "It’s Finally Christmas Tour," which kicks off on November 29th in Portland, OR.

Multi-talented singer/songwriter ANITA FAYE recently joined Emmy Award winning musician and choreographer Wyatt Jackson and a host of world-class dancers, singers, musicians and storytellers on the stage of Boston's historic Strand Theatre for the Christian worship arts production, Dancing the Truth in Love. The performance featured artists from Boston, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas.

"The vision of Dancing the Truth in Love was to formulate a Christian worship arts extravanganza where Christians could express their faith through creativity, telling stories through music and dance, ultimately edifying and bringing the Christian community together through love and worship arts," explains event organizer Wyatt Jackson. "It was an honor to be asked by the City of Boston to help develop program content in collaboration with Boston's iconic Strand Theatre. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate this amazing opportunity than to invite some of the most relevant Christian performing artists in the country for a kick-off event and community celebration."  

"We invited singers such as the amazing Anita Faye of Las Vegas, who kicked off and closed the event, and the renowned tap dancer and actor Khalid Hill of New York, among others," continues Jackson. "We also had local artists and ministries from around the country including Atlanta and Philadelphia."

"Dancing the Truth in Love was something I could not be prouder to have been a part of," says Faye. "There is something magical that happens when we express our praise to God through the unique gifts and talent He has given us. It was such an honour and great experience to share the stage with so many incredible dancers, and to sing on such a powerful program."  

Faye's recently-released project, the 13 song CD, Kingdom Journey, is available from major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Google Play. For more information on Anita Faye and Kingdom Journey, visit www.anitafaye.com

GRAMMY nominated HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE announces the release of their first-ever live arena recording III Live at Hillsong Conference. A  physical CD/DVD combo pack has also been released. Recorded at Hillsong’s annual conference in Sydney, Australia; the home church of the youth worship collective, the compilation features 16 brand new live audio and video renditions of powerful worship anthems highlighting Young & Free’s signature blend of pop and EDM influences.
“III (Live at Hillsong Conference)” includes 14 live versions of songs from the group’s latest studio album such as their Top 5 Hot AC radio hit “Let Go,” which the band recently performed live on NBC’s
TODAY show, as well as bonus tracks for two brand new versions of fan favourites, “Wake” and “Sinking Deep.” The album also showcases guest appearances from Brooke Ligertwood (Hillsong Worship), Joel Houston (Hillsong UNITED), and includes a special version of “Heart of God” featuring Chris Tomlin.

Bethel Music’s SEAN FEUCHT's missionally inspired Wild has just been released. Recorded live at Bethel Church, Wild expands on Jesus as the ‘Wild One,’ unpacking a life of radical obedience and holy boldness. "The live recording allows room for songs to unwind into extended, spontaneous worship," said CCM Magazine, "capturing the atmosphere of an audience fully involved in the act of worship with voices raised and hearts open to the presence of God," added Today's Christian Entertainment.

Igniting mission movements around the world, the songs found on Wild were forged through Feucht's personal experience, bringing the joy- filled gospel into uncharted regions of the world, from war-torn areas in Iraq to the underground church in China. "The lyrics of the songs show that worship is not just confined to air-conditioned churches with spotlights and comfortable chairs," added Hallels of the project. "Rather, even in the streets of war-turned countries and the stuffy corridors of underground churches, God is still breaking strongholds when his people raise their voices in worship." The album echoes this storyline in its diverse sonic landscape, ranging from joyful anthems to intimate prayers.

Jesus Culture's KIM WALKER-SMITH is releasing a brand new Christmas single, "Love Came Down". Fans will be able to hear this new single along with other holiday favourites from her past Christmas project on the upcoming K-Love Christmas Tour with Big Daddy Weave, Brandon Heath and more

"'Love Came Down' was inspired by a Christmas poem published in 1885 by Christina Rossetti," shares Walker-Smith about the single. "The poem very simply and beautifully describes the gift of love given to each of us. My prayer is that when people hear this song, they have a beautiful revelation of God’s love. Christmas is not just a celebration of a beautiful story, but it is a reminder of His powerful love. He was unstoppable in His plan to bring us into reconciliation with Him, wanting nothing to separate from His love again. I hope that when people hear this song, shame is stripped away and they encounter love that breathes life and hope inside of them."

To know where we're going, it's important to understand where we've been. As THE AFTERS chart a course for the future, the band can't help but pause to reflect on its memorable past. The Beginning and Everything After celebrates the triumphs, including chart-topping albums and singles, TV placements and theme songs, an MTVU Award, GMA Dove Awards and other accolades. But it's more than a retrospective. This new mix of hits and favorites showcases The Afters' music in a new way. When laid side by side, the band's compelling pop hooks and inspirational anthems take on new life.

Of the 11-tracks found here, two are brand new songs. The new single "Well Done" and "Fear No More" give a glimpse of the future and hint at all the music this band is yet to make. These songs tell of the power of faith, the joy to be found in adversity, the extraordinary moments amid our every day lives -all while reminding us we're not alone. They give people something to hold onto while pointing them to the One who is always holding them fast.

Fans of the annual WHITBY GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL will be interested to know that 2019 will see the event’s 20th anniversary. Artists confirmed to appear include Paul Wheater Bobby Ball, Tony Goodacre, The Ayrton Family, Voices of Faroe, Dan Wesley, Live Issue, Amen Gospel Praise Band, Samuael Purdy, Dave Clemo, and Roger Carswell. Full details can be found at https://www.paulwheater.co.uk/home/wgmc/

OUT OF THE ASHES have been spending a lot of time in the studio, writing and recording their fourth album. The new album is going to be called ‘Get Out The Boat’, and on it, you can expect the distinctive Out of the Ashes mix of musical styles you’ll recognise from their previous albums: a mixture of blues, jazz, and rhythm and blues.

'Get Out The Boat' is a reflection of what Jesus has to say to each one of us – that is – we should be trusting Him enough to take risks for Him. Out of the Ashes are going to be starting to release songs from the album from the beginning of December, and the final launch will be in May 2019.

Multi-talented singer/songwriter ANITA FAYE recently joined On Faith's Edge host Joe Taylor for a lively, engaging interview about Faye's faith journey, musical career and stories behind the songs from her newest project, the full-length CD, Kingdom Journey. Fans can listen to the podcast online at onfaithsedge.com/117 or subscribe to the popular podcast via a variety of services including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Tunein Radio.

"Joe Taylor is a breath of fresh air and such a warm person -- truly an awesome representative for the Kingdom of God!" says Faye. "His podcast goes beyond the superficial and I am beyond happy to have had the pleasure of speaking with him and sharing my story with his audience."  

"In our conversation, Anita shares how growing up in a diverse culture shaped the eclectic nature of her music, how having her faith challenged brought her closer to God, and how her newest project, Kingdom Journey, carries a deeply personal message that God is always faithful even through our most difficult seasons," says Taylor. "Anita has profound wisdom and joy that only comes from a life of trials and victories, led and molded by God. As she put it, 'you can stand firm-footed and rooted, knowing that you are enough for what God has called you to do.'"

Faye's recently-released project, the 13 song CD, Kingdom Journey, is available from major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Google Play. For more information on Anita Faye and Kingdom Journey, visit www.anitafaye.com

Southern Gospel group NEW LEGACY PROJECT has just released a new lyric video of their song “I’ll Stand,”  written by tenor singer Paul Secord, in support of all the veterans who have sacrificed so much for their country.

The video was recorded to raise awareness of U.S. veterans and their families who don’t get enough recognition and support for the sacrifice they’ve made, some of whom are struggling through illnesses and mental health issues as a result of their service.

New Legacy Project is working with churches across the U.S. to deliver “thank you” packages to veterans’ hospitals and care homes. The packages will contain a variety of items, including the single “I’ll Stand,” a letter of thanks, and a Bible.

COSMO MOOSE creates timeless electronic music full of catchy melodies and imaginative themes with dramatic, emotional and playful qualities that Jarre & Vangelis fans would instantly love.

CosmoMoose is composer/producer Chris Medway from Devon, UK who has written music in many genres from musical theatre to children's songs. Chris has now produced a ten track album to his previous Abyssium Chapter 1 release. Abyssium Chapter II is now available as a digital download from https://cosmomoose.bandcamp.com/album/abyssium-chapter-ii?fbclid=IwAR2jLyQ1UoblrofcKOQcvkV_hy--nHC3mf2_i2uTMrzkAwXHmNsIpddsoWs

Alternatively, a double CD version of both albums can be obtained from the same Bandcamp address.

BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT’s latest release, Praise Before My Breakthrough, is a beautifully vulnerable collection of songs that will minister to hearts in every season of life. Each song carries the hope and love of God, while sharing moments of struggle that we can all relate to. This is a unique collection of prayers turned to songs that were birthed in the middle of a trying season. Without waiting for God to reveal all of the answers, Bryan and Katie invite us into the middle of their journey. Praise Before My Breakthrough is an invitation to be vulnerable in the midst of the storm all while pouring your love out in worship for Him.

What happens when you combine a collective 60-plus years of Southern Gospel experience with groups such as The Chuckwagon Gang, The Florida Boys, The Blackwoods, The Old Paths, The Proclaimers, Won By One, and others? The answer is REDEMPTION’S PROMISE.

Redemption’s Promise is a new, all-male quartet based out of Morristown, Tennessee. The group features the vocal talents of Chuck Pettyjohn on tenor, Shannon Yates on lead, David Emery on baritone, and Paul Hyde on bass.

The group is currently in the studio recording two projects, and Paul Hyde posted on social media that the first will be a 12-song collection of hymns “featuring great arrangements and a little a cappella.”

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