CEDARWOOD FESTIVAL is taking place on July 17th - 19th in the Northeast at Moor House Farm Durham. It's going to be a great summer festival for all ages.
"Cedarwood Festival is an independent event and registered Charity, with a vision to unite the Church in worship and mission taking place in County Durham, in the north of England. Backed by many of the major denominations, the weekend festival aims to gather all generations and expressions, to worship in unity, with biblical teaching, practical workshops, after hours activities for all ages, 24-7 prayer and worship and a full children’s and youth programme".
All people, all ages, all welcome.”
Already taking part are:
Simon Guillebaud: Great Lakes Outreach
Andy Kind: Comedian & Evangelist
Roy Crowne: HOPE Together
Shane Shane Taylor: Speaker & Evangelist
Livewires CIC: Kids Provision
Burn 24/7: Worship & Prayer
The Message Trust: Youth Provision
Simon Calvert: The Christian Institute
Sarah Wiggins: Tearfund
Dez Johnston: Alpha Scotland
Andrew Spence: Speaker
Pastor Banjo: Kings Castle Church
Pam Birtle: Cornerstone Fostering
Safe Families For Children
Provident Label Group is proud to introduce you to LEANNA CRAWFORD and her first single, “Funeral”! Leanna hails from the Seattle, WA area. Discovered by Matthew West a few years ago, Leanna has been working on her craft of songwriting and performing under his guidance. She’s already shared the stage with artists like Matthew, Matt Maher, Jeremy Camp, and Michael W. Smith.
Her debut song, “Funeral”, is a clever way to think about how we die to ourselves, so we can move on to our new life in Christ! In 2 Corinthians 5:17 it says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
So I’m throwing a funeral, funeral
For the old me
I’m throwing a funeral, funeral
For who I used to be
The new has come the old is gone
Praise the Lord I’m moving on
I’m throwing a funeral, funeral
For the old me
Funeral releases March 6th.
The Harper Agency is proud to announce the addition of acclaimed gospel band THE SOUND to the company’s talented artist roster. Comprised of Gospel music veteran Rob Mills and his two sons, Levi and Jacob, The Sound is easily one of Gospel music’s fastest-rising artists.
In their words, “It’s almost surreal to be able to call The Harper Agency our home. What an honour and blessing it truly is! The Harper Agency has long been recognized and respected not only for their impressive artist roster, but for their care and dedication to excellence in Gospel music as a whole. Thank you to Ed and Jeff Harper, along with their amazing staff, for believing in and supporting The Sound. We are thrilled to go out and represent you as you begin to represent us!”
Rob, Levi, and Jacob brought the name ‘The Sound’ out of retirement at the start of 2017. They began making music under that moniker shortly thereafter, and in just three short years, they’ve drawn international attention. Live and through social media, they entertain thousands of people every week. The group reached several milestones in 2019, among them being a record deal and subsequent major-label debut album, entitled Make It Count.
“Last year was huge,” shares Levi. “We had the Daywind deal, the album, and now we have the incredible opportunity to work with The Harper Agency. It really seems like the Lord just lined everything up at exactly the right time in preparation for the next decade.” All three members of The Sound are singers, songwriters, and musicians. Like The Harper Agency, they share a deep appreciation and love for music and the Gospel.
“Feel It,” a new single from legendary CCM entertainer John Schlitt goes for adds today to Christian radio. The high-energy song is being serviced to Christian Rock radio through A-Sides Radio Promotion.
“Feel It,’ is the single release from JOHN SCHLITT’s new CD titled “Go.” The 11-song project, is his first since 2012. Schlitt, best known as the lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, currently records and tours as a solo artist, as well with The Union of Sinners and Saints, a band featuring Schlitt, former Whiteheart member Billy Smiley and Jason Fowler.
Schlitt also brings his lead vocalist talent to The Jay Sekulow Band, a seven-piece ensemble featuring Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice and host of his own radio and talk shows. Other band members include Schlitt, John Elefante, Scott Kirkman, Marco Pangallo, Chris Cooke, and Mark Lee Townsend. The group, with a popular following on social media, performs live concerts, as well as records videos.
Gateway Management has signed the group JACKSON HEIGHTS to an exclusive management deal. The name Jackson Heights may be a new name to some in the Christian Music scene, but the band has a storied history.
In the early ’80s the highly successful Southern Gospel group the Dixie Melody Boys revamped their sound, combining the current sounds of Music Row Country with Christian music. The result was a sound well ahead of its time—it was known as Christian Country. The DMB Band had several songs that made the charts like “Last Train to Glory,” “Good Ole Boys” and “Run Little Brother.” The band toured until 1988 before disbanding. In October 2012, the members of that group were asked to do a reunion event, and from the moment they stepped on stage together, it was evident that they hadn’t missed a step. What was meant to be a one-time event resulted in the rebirth of The group under a new name, Jackson Heights.
“These guys have a rich history but what they are doing now musically is incredible,” says Matt Felts, owner of Gateway Management. “They have the best band on the road and are connecting with fans right where they live.”
Jackson Heights recently released their second project since reforming, This Thing Called Life.
NEW RELEASES FROM 7COREMUSIC….. . ‘Stay’ is the third single release and most intimate track from MARK TEDDER’s forthcoming album, ‘Psalms, Sonnets and Meditations’. A gentle rolling acoustic guitar, soon gives way to beautiful ambient violin and electric guitar swells. Mark’s smooth velvetesque vocal delivery pulls the listener right in to the heart of the song. Mark says; “Insecurity is real. How many times have you been in a situation where you really needed a mate, friend or family member to not leave, just to stay a little longer? Psalm 27 comforts us with the words that the Lord will hide us, keep us and hear our cries….. IAN YATES has dropped his second single from his new album 'Mystery' set for an April 3rd 2020 release. It’s a 3 minute 26 second up-tempo acoustic pop song brimming from intro to outro of positivity and life both musically and lyrically. ‘Forgiven’ is a celebration song. Celebrating and declaring that we have been forgiven, that there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus and There’s nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ….. With over a million streams on Spotify, support from BBC introducing and a successful UK tour, indie artist TINA BOONSTRA returns with the first song from her new EP City of Doubt. She says; “Out of my depth is about a period in my life when just getting out of the house felt like an insurmountable challenge. I was in a set of circumstances that I felt ill-equipped to deal with and worst of all, I felt like I was dealing with them completely on my own. The light was sucked out of my days and my nights were spent wide-eyed and wired as I tried to figure out my next move.” In this sharp and short first single, snares cut like a knife through the melody as the vocals rise up in protest. Think Sam Fender meets Regina Spektor in this in this crushingly honest rage against the universe, God and insomnia.
CHRIS GOLDEN is celebrating another stellar year in the music industry. After being named 2019 Entertainer of the Year at the Inspirational Country Music Association Awards, he has been nominated in four categories this year.
The 25th Annual ICMA Awards will take place on April 16, 2020, and Golden has been nominated as Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Producer of the Year. Golden has received nominations for numerous other awards, including Absolutely Gospel Country Artist of the Year.
Chris Golden’s history in the music industry is epic and spans the genres. He has roots from his tenure on tour with Alabama, Restless Heart, and the Oak Ridge Boys, but his heart for serving the Lord has led him to where he is today. Golden’s ability to captivate an audience with an inspirational message has afforded him opportunities to perform for every living United States president, in addition to Dollywood, The Opry House, Larry’s Country Diner, and on tour in Israel. He has opened for Lee Greenwood, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, and The Gatlins, performing Gospel music at all of those shows. Golden is taking Gospel music everywhere he goes, sharing a message through his music.
Provident Label Group News: Hailing from Denver, CO, RED EOCKS WORSHIP serves in one of the fastest growing churches, Red Rocks Church. Each week their worship team leads in six different campuses with four in Colorado, one in Texas, and one in Brussels, Belgium. Red Rocks Worship has seen incredible growth in their church and a movement to write songs that worship in the style of their church.
“Breakthrough” was written as one of their members, Kory Miller, was going through a season where he felt as though everything he knew about God was under attack. In the middle of needing his own breakthrough, Kory and the Red Rocks team wrote this song that they knew others would need. This song is an anthem for everyone that is trusting that God will move in their lives to see their own breakthrough.
GETTY MUSIC have released part two of their The Life of Christ Qunitology. The title of the EP is Passion, and its focus is on the completion of the Minstry of Christ with his passion and death. The EP is a collection of recordings from last summer's Getty Music Worship Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Songs were recorded in Nashville's Bridgestone arena as well as the legendary Grand Ole Opryhouse. The Gettys immediately begin releasing tracks from the 3rd part of the Quintology called Resurrection, which will release in time for Easter 2020. The full collection of EPs will make up a box set called The Life Of Christ Quintology and release in conjunction with the 4th annual Getty Music Worship Conference 2020 starting on August 31st 2020 in Nashville.
Sing! 2020 will be focused on singing through the Scriptures! This three day event will look at how the songs of the Bible shape the way we think about worship in churches and families as we look through the whole of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.
Inspired by Martin Luther’s emphasis on singing, praying, reading, and preaching the Word, the conference will also examine how the Bible affects every part of our Sunday worship gathering, and the urgency of building deep believers in the 21st century through singing the Scriptures.
KURT CARR has released the official music video for his star-studded hit single “Bless Somebody Else,” available now. Following its premiere on BET Gospel, the video from the legendary maestro continues to showcase his musical influence and share the message of encouragement and showing love in blessing others. Fueled by his opening line “When we use our lives to bless others, it makes the world a better place” – Kurt Carr brings together The Kurt Carr Singers and a star lineup of inspirational and R&B powerhouses.
Blessing his song with their own vocal harmonies, the multi-generational powerful talents gracing the “Bless Somebody Else” video include beloved icons to new gospel sensations, with Erica Campbell, Faith Evans, Fred Hammond, Jekalyn Carr, John P. Kee, Keke Wyatt, Miles Caton, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Roosevelt Griffin, Smokie Norful, Wess Morgan, and Yolanda Adams. The upbeat track is the featured title from Bless Somebody Else (Kurt Carr Gospel/RCA Inspiration) – the latest hit album from the prolific two-time GRAMMY nominated, trailblazing artist, songwriter, and producer, which is available now.
The year is starting off on a good note for Scottish based group DYNAMIK. Following a successful outing and show of excellent artistry at the debut “Nusoundz” competition by Heartsong Ministries which saw their emergence as the winners during her annual flagship worship night “Engage,” this group is set to take the world by storm.
Speaking about the new single, the group had this to say “We hope that this song will remind everyone who listens of God’s ultimate love for us. For everything he has done and will do. This is a song of gratitude. This is a remembrance that God is a help, our stand he deserves praise”
According to Debbie one of the lead singers of the group, “Only you” was heavily inspired by testimonies; our testimonies, and the testimonies of those around us. One of my favourite parts of Sunday service has always been testimony time, a time during the church service where anyone is welcome to share the amazing things God has done in their lives with the congregation. I’ve personally always thought of salvation as the ultimate testimony and this song spreads light on the fact God brought us out from darkness into light and highlights his unfailing love for us all; basically just glorifying him, not just for the things he’s done, but for who he is”.
NEW MUSIC FROM AUTHENTIC MEDIA.
ELLE LIMEBEAR has lived her life between two worlds. As the daughter of Delirious? front-man, Martin Smith, Elle has experienced first-hand the thrill of stadiums filled with people while on tour around the world. As a worship leader and youth pastor in Brighton, UK, she is immersed in a close-knit, daily ministry within her community. She grew up seeing the global church and her local church worshipping God simultaneously.
Of the new album (Lost in Wonder) Elle says: 'My hope is for my friends that don't know Jesus to still identify with these songs. That they're on their party playlists, spreading hope, drawing them into truth, and then seeing it spread out to their friends, colleges, clubs, thorough their cities and wider.'
With strong messages of God's sovereignty, THE TAYLORS bring you “Salvation’s Song,” an EP filled with songs containing messages of salvation, restoration, joy, love and God's unchanging ways. Recorded at legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA and produced by award-winning producer Wayne Haun, 'Salvation's Song' offers the listener a variety of sounds including some country flavours, some CCM arrangements and Traditional Gospel as well.
Five-time Grammy nominee, Billboard Music Award and American Music Award winner, MATTHEW WEST is proud to release his highly anticipated new album, 'Brand New', with Provident Label Group. With more than 15 #1 hits, including 'Hello, My Name Is', which was #1 for 17 weeks, and over 100 songwriting cuts with names like Rascal Flatts, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, LOCASH, and Casting Crowns, West's songwriting has always been a strength of his as an artist. On Brand New, his writing is on full display with songs like debut radio single 'The God Who Stays', which discusses God's faithfulness to us even in times when the rest of the world walks away, and single 'What If', which cleverly reminds us to make the most of the life we have. Each song on the album will impact listeners and take them on an emotional journey through the stories he tells.
Following the success of his 2017 album, 'Echoes', MATT MAHER returns this January with his new album, 'Alive & Breathing'. The album is a combination of studio versions of brand new songs, live versions of some of Maher's biggest hits ('Lord, I Need You', 'Because He Lives (Amen)'), as well as new live recordings of songs that Maher has written with other artists, but has not recorded himself ('Soul on Fire', 'Come As You Are'). The album also features a Spanish English version of Maher's platinum single, 'Lord, I Need You' featuring Blanca.
Following the success of their 2019 release, 'Bright Faith, Bold Future', VERTICAL WORSHIP follows up with a brand new live album (“Grace Is On Our Side) to be released in February of 2020. The band's breakout single, 'Yes I Will' has seen success in churches worldwide and has been a top 3 hit at radio. Vertical Worship, the worship ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, IL, recorded this project live at the church's Rolling Meadows campus.
RHETT WALKER releases his third studio album, 'Good To Me', riding the momentum of the most successful Christian radio single of his career. Currently top 5 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart, 'Believer' has surpassed the radio success of Rhett's previous radio hits 'Come To The River' and 'When Merch Found Me' from his debut release. 'Believer' is quickly becoming one of the signature songs of Rhett's career.
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG announce the anticipated March 6 digital release of Roar (Live From Passion 2020). The album The physical release of the album is slated to drop April 3.
Roar (Live From Passion 2020) was recorded live December 31, January 1, and January 2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Passion team ushered in the new decade with more than 65,000 in attendance from across the country and the globe, bringing together the largest crowd in Passion’s event history for their annual conference.
Passion, helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker, and Melodie Malone, led Passion 2020 along with fellow sixstepsrecords artists Crowder and Sean Curran. This year's conference also brought guests Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, and Cody Carnes who are featured on the upcoming release of Roar (Live From Passion 2020).
Multi-Award Winning singer/songwriter MATTHEW WEST releases his new studio project, Brand New, as his first album on Provident Label Group/Sony Music and his imprint Story House Music. The debut radio single, "The God Who Stays," is already a No. 1 hit on the AC Indicator chart and continues to climb the National Christian Audience chart where it landed at No. 3 this week. This song was the first song of six songs that West has shared over the last few months from the 14-track project. The official music video has also impacted his audience already hitting more than 5.4 million views.
Even a Dove-award winning, Grammy-nominated Christian artist can feel distanced from that moment they become 'brand new' in Christ, which is largely what inspired West’s new album, where he addresses the question every believer asks at some point on his or her Christian journey: When I feel far away from my brand new moment, can I go back to it?
Many of the tracks on Brand New strike a balance between addressing the pain and reality of life while offering hope. They bring a message that West has been writing since the beginning of his career. West also strikes a balance between personal songs based on his faith experience and songs written in response to others’ stories.
Irish star, DANIEL O’DONNELL has announced dates for a UK tour in October this year. Full details can be found at the Gig Guide or https://nvite.com/community/danielodonnell?fbclid=IwAR15X4LOx1bpU0m6losySqe4q6hk p5Xe5xCN9PfiVwv4Pjs2etI5SFRv3Qk
Answering many questions last year, the Donegal singer assured his fans he has no intention of retiring any time soon but instead is hoping to spend more quality time with wife Majella and the couple's wider family. Now, after taking an extended break to “re-charge the batteries,” he’s playing a 13 date tour.
In an interview with his fan club magazine Daniel, he also revealed that further productions of his popular B&B Road Trip shows are in the pipeline, with separate series once again in both Ireland and the U.S.
He said, "Regarding TV work, there has been talk about us doing another American Road Trip following the success of the last one on RTE. While there are still many i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed, it's a possibility, and maybe we'll also do another B&B Road Trip in Ireland at some time in the future too."
CALLING UK SONGWRITERS. Homegrown Worship are holding a Songwriters Gathering on Thursday 26th March, 2020, at St Mark’s Church, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EJ.
evening of encouragement for songwriters, worship leaders, and artists. Hosted by St Marks Church; Andy Baker from Homegrown Worship will be encouraging everyone joining to:
- go deeper in personal devotion
- share wider expressions of worship
- lift Jesus higher in our nation through music, mission and ministry
A time of worship will be led by Josh Saunders from St Marks with opportunity to make new friends and learn practical ways to grow in your creative gifting. This free event is open to songwriters, worship leaders and artists. Please book your free ticket as spaces are limited. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/homegrown-worship-songwriters-gathering-tickets-94801743567?fbclid=IwAR03NvRCQ56Lc4cbfQCfJP-9JNIBR2rixUWcC7MftQWCE5ysBwlKdlhlsts
To get a taste of the kind of things Andy Baker loves to share please watch this video: https://youtu.be/Wt0WZxT-Xow
For more information on Homegrown Worship, please visit homegrownworship.com
SPIRIT ON THE COASTLANDS is a 3 day event “Encountering the transforming power of The Holy Spirit.” It takes place from Thursday 21st May to Saturday 23rd May, at venues in Bridlington, Eastfield, Filey and Scarborough. Leading these events will be the musical group, Epithany, plus speakers Enrique R. Aqulia, Jonathan Cooper, Huw Priday, Graham Cray, and Jarrod Cooper.
Sessions include: Walking in the Spirit & Moving in the Spirit; Holy Spirit Awakening; Happening & Sound Portraits; The Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit; and Holy Spirit Revival.
From coast to coast The Holy Spirit is moving. Over the last 100 years there has been a worldwide increase in Pentecostal or Charismatic Christians. In 1970 five percent of Christians were Pentecostal or Charismatic, today it’s one of four (25%) … or think of it this way; one out of 12 people alive today has a Spirit filled form of Christian faith. “Spirit on the Coastlands” is about facilitating a space to encounter The Holy Spirit and to go deeper, for only by the grace of the Holy Spirit can we see transformation in own lives and bear fruit that will bring healing to the nations. Tickets are FREE, but registration is necessary. More information here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spirit-on-the-coastlands-tickets-91611054129
DARLENE ZSCHECH is currently in the US where she's recording new songs for her forthcoming worship album for Integrity Music. Yesterday, she was joined in the studio by her label mate and Gospel music legend William McDowell and a gospel choir. Together, they recorded Sinach's popular worship anthem "Way Maker."
Darlene Zschech writes about the recording session: "I had the honour of recording one of my favourite songs tonight with this legend @pastorwilliammcdowell !! We were surrounded by the most stunning choir and band mates that made being a part of this offering such a huge privilege. ThankYou to all who contributed to tonight ... my jet lagged self is going to bed utterly thankful ( weary) and expectant for tomorrow xx sweet dreams peeps."
Similarly, William McDowell feels the same honor. "Some moments in life are just really cool! This is one of them. Had the great honor of recording a song with @darlenezschech tonight. It will be out later this year."
GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award winning and multiple Stellar Award winner JONATHAN McREYNOLDS returns with the powerful and transparent single, “PEOPLE.”
“PEOPLE” shares McReynolds’ signature vocals, writing and his heart for all to be delivered from the emotional trauma caused by people. McReynolds declares “I know you can deliver me from people,” as a simple cry to God to heal all from pain caused by people.
His last full-length album, Make Room, debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel and garnered a historic 1.3 million streams in the first week. In 2019, McReynolds received an NAACP Image Award nomination, GRAMMY nomination and earned 8 Stellar Gospel Music Awards for the Make Room album.