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JOHN SCHLITT RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN SIX YEARS


Legendary Vocalist’s New Single, ‘Fighting the Fight,’ is Out Today
February 12, 2019 (Springdale, Arkansas) – Legendary CCM entertainer John Schlitt is back at Christian radio with the rock vocalist’s first new music since 2013 with “Fighting the Fight,” a single co-written by Schlitt and Ryan Horn. The single, out today, is being serviced to Christian AC radio through A-Sides Radio Promotion. For more information about the single, contact jeff@asidesradiopromotion.com. “Fighting the Fight,” produced by John Lawry for 4K Records, features Schlitt’s signature vocals paired with authentic lyrics, all wrapped up with melodic instrumentation. 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 and Mark Lee Townsend. The group, with a popular following on social media, performs live concerts, as well as records videos. With a career that spans more than four decades, Schlitt first rose to success as the lead singer for popular 70s rock band Head East. Fired from Head East in 1980 because of his alcohol and drug addiction, Schlitt left music behind for five years. It was during that time that the singer was led to Christ through the witness of his wife, Dorla, and their pastor, a decision that also led to Schlitt leaving behind his addiction. Schlitt officially joined Petra in 1986, bringing his unique sound to a band that, during Schlitt’s tenure as lead vocalist, would earn 10 Dove Awards and four Grammys. With a popularity that spans the globe, Schlitt continues a busy schedule that includes touring internationally, as well as appearing on shows, such as “The Mike Huckabee Show,” TBN’s “Praise” and “700 Club Interactive.” His last full length solo CD, “The Christmas Project,” was released in 2013. To learn more about Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com, like him on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

PLANETSHAKERS RELEASES RAIN PART 1 JAN. 18, SIMULTANEOUSLY CELEBRATES WITH 30,000 IN MANILA

Announces 2019 “Rain” Conferences To Begin April 10 In Melbourne

Joins Franklin Graham For 2019 Tour of Australia

Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Historic Billy Graham Events

Wraps 2018 With Over 500,000 People

At One Of The World’s Biggest Gospel Concerts In Nigeria

Internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers releases Rain Part 1 globally Jan. 18 from Venture3Media (V3M). Available to preorder beginning today (Jan. 11) at iTunes and Google Play, and to stream Jan. 18 from Spotify, Apple Music and more, the new four-song digital EP from Planetshakers was recorded in Melbourne, Australia at Planetshakers Church and features over 27-minutes of music.

A tangible, intentional expression of worshippers collectively pursuing the presence of God, Rain Part 1 is led by Planetshakers’ worship leaders Sam Evans, Aimee Evans, Joth Hunt (who also produced and mixed the EP), BJ Pridham, Rudy Nikkerud, Chelsi Nikkerud and more.

The new EP precedes the annual Planetshakers Conferences launching with the “Rain” theme this year at Melbourne Arena in Melbourne, AU April 10 and at Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, AU (Bowen Hills QLD) April 16. The promotional video for the conferences can be seen at https://youtu.be/veN7GFxWeHA.

“2019 will mark the 22nd year that Planetshakers Conference has been lifting up the name of Jesus to a generation,” says Planetshakers Church Sr. Pastors Russell and Sam Evans. “We feel that just as rain is formed naturally by the sun’s heat evaporating water, that our prayers, praise and worship have been reaching heaven all this time. Rain forms when there is a cool change and there is a change in the atmosphere. We are believing that at this conference there will be an unprecedented outpouring of the rain of heaven.”

Sharing songs from Rain Part 1 along with more new music to release later this year while at the conference, Planetshakers Band will also reveal exclusive videos of the songs on the EP prior to the event. Each song has been captured live-in-concert via multi-cameras for a compelling visual experience.

The full Rain Part 1 track listing follows:

1)    “All Around”

2)    “I Lift Your Name Up”

3)    “Right Now”

4)    “Fire Fall”

Taking the new music, favorites like “The Anthem,” “Endless Praise” and “Turn It Up,” and songs from its acclaimed, top-selling fall 2018 Heaven On Earth album on tour, Planetshakers wrapped its 2018 events with well over 500,000 people during “The Experience Lagos 2018” event Dec. 7 at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa, one of the biggest gospel concerts in the world. The band continues its trek across the globe this year beginning in Manila, Philippines (Jan. 18, 19) with 30,000 people expected at SMART Araneta Coliseum followed by events in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Jan. 25 – 26) and an already sold-out event in Singapore (Jan. 27).

Planetshakers also brings its unique live praise experience to Franklin Graham’s 2019 Graham Tour. This tour, which begins in Perth, Australia Feb. 9 and hits major Australian cities through Feb. 24, commemorates the 60th anniversary of late Rev. Billy Graham’s historic evangelistic events across Australia in 1959.

Following the Graham Tour, Planetshakers will return to the US for the Smokey Mountain Winterfest in Knoxville, TN March 10.

For all the latest Planetshakers tour, music and conference news, visit Planetshakers.com, Twitter (166,000 followers), YouTube (683,000 subscribers), Instagram (481,000 followers), Spotify (599,000-plus monthly listeners) and Facebook (over 1.4 million followers).

About Planetshakers:

Since its inaugural gathering in 1997, Planetshakers has gone on to become a global movement through its annual conferences, international church campuses and numerous live recordings, including multiple Dove Award-nominated projects. The Australia-based collective, led by Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans, has hosted gatherings in cities around the world while also launching Planetshakers Church in 2004. With over 14,000 members in Australia, Planetshakers Church is one of the fastest growing churches in that nation’s history, stretching across five campuses in Melbourne with additional locations in Singapore; Cape Town, South Africa; Geneva, Switzerland and Austin, TX.

Celebrating over 20 years of ministry, Planetshakers honors the countless ways God has used its ministry and music to raise up a generation of Christ followers with a clear vision of taking the Gospel to the nations… “empowering generations to win generations.”

About Venture3Media:

Venture3Media is a global music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and movie expertise. V3M provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 7Digital, Google Music, Facebook, Pandora, Tidal, Sirius and Rhapsody. Physical distribution includes online retailers such as Amazon, national retail chains, sub-distributors and internationally through well-established licensee’s and distributors. V3M is excited to build a global ecosystem that serves the vision and heart of Planetshakers to see God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

HILLSONG UNITED ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “WHOLE HEART (HOLD ME NOW),” OUT TODAY WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO


NEW MUSIC RELEASES ON HEELS OF RECORD-BREAKING TRACK “GOOD GRACE,” UNITED’S HIGHEST STREAMING STREET WEEK CAREER SINGLE TO DATE

LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2019) — Multi-platinum selling Hillsong UNITED announces the release of their brand new single “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now).” Out today with accompanying live performance video, the powerful worship anthem features lead vocals from Taya and showcases UNITED’s signature sound. You can listen to the song here and watch it here.

“Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)” releases on the heels of the group’s most recent breakout single “Good Grace.” Debuting last month as UNITED’s highest streaming street week career single to date, the song has already amassed over 4.3 million global streams (including YouTube views).

“The only reason we can let go is because God holds us,” says Hillsong UNITED’s Joel Houston. “And not just us, but the very ground that we stand on. Grace owns the ground, the grave, the depths, so we can let go of everything and just trust Him.”

The Australian-based worship collective will return to the United States for the first time in nearly three years for their highly anticipated USA Tour 2019. The arena circuit will make stops in major markets across the U.S. including Atlanta, Ga., Chicago, Ill., Dallas, Texas, Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, Hillsong UNITED will be joined by special guests Amanda Lindsey Cook and Mack Brock (*lineup to vary by city). Tickets are on sale now at hillsongunited.com.

Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music, Hillsong UNITED has sold more than 4.7 million albums globally and garnered over 3 billion worldwide career streams to date. Their most recent album “Wonder” (2017) rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and No. 21 on the Billboard Top 200 and set the record for the most streamed album in Christian music history (U.S.) during street week with over 4.6 million streams. The group remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 10 million fans combined.

For more information, visit www.hillsongunited.com or @hillsongunited on all social platforms.

About Hillsong UNITED: 

Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly no. 1 on Billboard’s Christian charts and up to #5 on Billboard 200) are only bested by the millions of lives they’ve impacted across the globe. Reporting over 50 million people singing from the Hillsong catalogue songs every Sunday, the modest band born from a youth ministry out of Hillsong Church in Australia, touts a reach of over 10 million across all major social network platforms to date, including 1.49 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, the band is led by Joel Houston and Taya, names that have become synonymous with Christian radio, dominating airwaves with every new release. Their last four studio albums have each topped the USA Christian chart, with “Zion” and “Empires” charting no. 1 (“Zion” recently also went Gold in the US); “Oceans,” written by Houston and band member Matt Crocker recently went triple platinum in the States, counting 200+ million streams and reigning on top of the Christian songs chart for a record 54 weeks. In studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound and connect people everywhere with God, evident by the success they’ve seen globally. With over 50 countries and six continents visited, Hillsong UNITED continues to sell out arenas and stadiums around the world, including sold-out nights at the Forum, STAPLES Center and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Toyota Center, Oracle Arena, Air Canada Arena, American Airlines Arena (Miami and Dallas), and Red Rocks to scratch the surface. Hillsong UNITED functions from the deep understanding that everything they do is an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do, through really ordinary people.

Critically-acclaimed Hip Hop Artist Steven Malcolm Reveals Video To Title Track For Forthcoming Album “The Second City”

FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DROPPING JANUARY 25, 2019
WITH 4 AGAINST 5, A DIVISION OF CURB | WORD ENTERTAINMENT
“Not since Lecrae has Christian hip-hop experienced an innovator and entertainer to the degree of Steven Malcolm.”  (CCM Magazine)
January 10, 2019 (Nashville, Tenn.)–  Hip Hop artist Steven Malcolm has over 15 million on demand streams, over 4.7 million YouTube views, has been heard on ESPN and most recently Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s NBC show “The Titan Game”, and today Malcolm premiered his brand new music video for “The Second City” on his YouTube Channel. The video has already received an outpour of support and has been added into rotation on REVOLT TV and BET JAMS. This new track is available to purchase across all digital platforms and is the title track of his forthcoming sophomore album available on Friday, January 25, 2019.
 
The Second City is a 15-track vulnerable look into Malcolm’s own journey to find his true identity. Dedicated to his father who immigrated from Montego Bay, Jamaica, nicknamed, “The Second City.” At the age of 10, his father was deported back to Jamaica by U.S. authorities where he later passed away leaving Malcolm fatherless and with a broken heart. Yet, it was through being without a father, he found his personal truth and his calling to music.
 
“With this record, I wanted to tap back into my heritage,” explains Malcolm. “My father was from Montego Bay and while he was absent for most of my life, it was his absence that led me to finding calling to music, inspire others and ultimately my true identity. I found my second life and for that I am eternally grateful; so I wanted to dedicate this album to my dad.”
 
The album is a musical and cinematographic representation of this young man’s journey in search for his true self. Reality is portrayed lyrically like never before – the battles, the dark valleys, failures, to ultimately showcase the redemptive light that conquers the darkness life throws at every individual.
 
Stylistically, Malcolm took a different approach, merging hip hop with reggae and inspo, all genres that have played an integral role in his life. From embracing his Jamaican roots with a powerful cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, to his hit single “Fuego (Feat. Anderson Michael)”, the video in which has already accumulated over 1 million views and many others, making it appealing to fans of Chance the Rapper, Lecrae and Tori Kelly.
 
The album was produced by a collection of producers including Dirty Rice, JuiceBangers, Joseph Prielozny, Taylor Hill, Scootie, Mykallife, Anthony M. Jones, Steven Franks, Jacob Cardec, and Charles Anderson, the project was recorded from coast to coast in Nashville, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
 
For more information on Steven Malcolm and The Second City please visit https://www.stevenmalcolm.com/.
 
Stay Connected with Steven Malcolm:
Instagram: @Sevenmalcolmmusic
Twitter: @Stevenmalcolm
Facebook: StevenMalcolmMusic
 
The Second City Track Listing: Not To Us/Good Love (feat. Taylor Hill & Michael Anderson) Watch Rodeo (feat. Taylor Hill) Fadeaway (feat. Zauntee) The Second City Fuego (feat. Anderson Michael) On Ten Been There Even Louder (feat. Leeland) The Beauty of Dreams On The Move Devil Is A Liar Heart Of David Overflow (feat. Stars Go Dim) Redemption Song


A RAGAMUFFIN BENEFIT FOR RICK ELIAS: THE JESUS RECORD LIVE CONCERT EVENT TO HELP DEFRAY MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR CCM LEGEND 



February 2, 2019 Concert in Franklin, Tennessee, to Feature Rick Elias, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, The Ragamuffin Band and More
The Jesus Record will be performed live for the first time in 21 years during the upcoming concert event, A Ragamuffin Benefit for Rick Elias: The Jesus Record Live, which is slated for February 2, 2019 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Poster design by Chuck Hargett)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 9, 2019) Contemporary Christian music legend Rick Elias, a founding member of A Ragamuffin Band, was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Friends and colleagues have banded together to produce a benefit concert designed to help defray the enormous expenses associated with the treatment of his insidious disease.
 A Ragamuffin Benefit for Rick Elias: The Jesus Record Live concert event, which is slated for February 2, 2019, at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee, is an opportunity for friends and fans of the award-winning singer/songwriter and producer to gather, raise money for his medical expenses, and hear The Jesus Record performed live in its entirety. The concert will feature performers from the original recording, including Elias, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, A Ragamuffin Band (Elias, Mark Robertson, Jimmy Abegg, and Aaron Smith), and more. Even the sound engineer, concert producers, graphic artist, select session players and others who contributed to the original album are donating their time for this significant evening.   The historic Jesus Record was scheduled to be the ninth release by the late Rich Mullins (1955-1997). When Mullins met an untimely death, his foundation, band, and record company determined to move forward with recording the project in Rich’s honor with guest artists who were his friends. The project included two discs; Disc One–the nine rough song demos recorded by Mullins, and Disc Two–the studio version of the same songs, produced by Rick Elias. The Jesus Record was released on July 23, 1998. Shortly thereafter, A Ragamuffin Band toured the U.S., featuring music from The Jesus Record on their Homeless Man Tour.  
“Earlier this year, I received a diagnosis that turned my world upside down,” Elias confesses. “Nevertheless, we remain in God’s faithfulness. My family and I are so thankful for the community that has rallied around us during this time. We are really looking forward to performing The Jesus Record live for the first time in 21 years.”     “It was a privilege to work with Rick and the Ragamuffins 21 years ago when we recorded The Jesus Record at Myrrh Records,” says former Myrrh Records Vice President/General Manager Jim Chaffee, one of the organizers of the event. “And it’s an honor to join with everyone again to celebrate this great project and help our friend Rick. How appropriate that music focused on our Savior continues to bring us together and offer healing in our time of need.”   “We are all ragamuffins,” adds Loren Balman, former President, Word Entertainment Label Group and one of the event’s organizers. “Aside from being an extraordinary friend, Rick has taught me much about life, love, and laughter. No matter the storm, Rick continues to point us all towards Jesus.”   Tickets to A Ragamuffin Benefit for Rick Elias: The Jesus Record Live concert event may be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/the-jesus-record-live-a-ragamuffin-benefit-for-rick-elias-tickets-54243200874?aff=erellivmlt.    All proceeds from the event will go toward medical treatment for Elias’s brain cancer. Those who are unable to attend the concert can still support this worthy cause by making a generous donation to the Rick Elias Medical Expenses GoFundMe campaign. To donate, visit gofundme.com/rick-elias-medical-expenses.   # # #   
Legendary recording artist, songwriter, and producer Rick Elias was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Proceeds from the upcoming A Ragamuffin Benefit for Rick Elias: The Jesus Record Live concert event will help defray his medical expenses. (Linda Elias photo) About Rick Elias:
Legendary singer/songwriter and producer Rick Elias is perhaps best known as a founding member of A Ragamuffin Band, formed by the late Rich Mullins in the early 1990s. Elias performed with Mullins until his untimely death in September 1997.

At the request of Mullins’s family, estate, and record label, Elias resumed the production of his posthumous release, The Jesus Record, which went on to win two Dove Awards, and produced two Number 1 hit radio singles, “My Deliverer” (performed by Elias) and “Nothing Is Beyond You” (performed by Amy Grant).
Elias is a respected producer in both the contemporary Christian and mainstream recording industries, working with such artists as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Aaron Neville, to name just a few.

Elias burst onto the national consciousness when his music was featured in hit motion pictures, including the enormously popular My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, That Thing You Do!, as well as in television shows, including Dawson’s Creek.

In addition, Elias’s work has received awards and nominations from the Gospel Music Association, The United Catholic Music and Video Association, and the Nashville Music Awards. His debut solo album, Rick Elias & the Confessions, was voted by CCM Magazine as one of “100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.”
For more information on Rick Elias, visit ccmclassic.com/artists/rick-elias.html.

To make a generous donation to the Rick Elias Medical Expenses GoFundMe campaign, visit gofundme.com/rick-elias-medical-expenses.

UPPERROOM RELEASES FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, TO THE ONE, FEB. 22,


PLUS THIRD EP, MOMENTS: COLOR 003, THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 11

Album Captures Anthems Birthed In Prayer Room,

Including Popular Worship Song “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)”

With Never-Before-Released Verses

EP Features Raw, Spontaneous Prayer Room Moments

UPPERROOM independently releases its fourth recording and first full-length album, To The One, Feb. 22, as well as releases its third EP, Moments: Color 003, this Friday, Jan. 11. Both recordings will be distributed globally through The Fuel Music.

The new full-length recording captures nine anthems that have inspired not only the members of UPPERROOM, the church in Dallas’ creative Design District that started in 2010, but also millions more around the globe.

The songs on To The One have been uniquely curated by UPPERROOM’s songwriters as they gathered together to expand melodies and lyrics spontaneously received in the ministry’s Morning/Noon/Night Prayer Room. The new music includes the title track that is meant to magnify the Majesty of Jesus, “Healer,” a song inspired by Psalm 68 that expresses how God heals even in the aftermath of grief, “You and You Alone,” a grateful anthem that breaks through the wiles of tribulation and struggles in our daily lives, and “Washed,” which declares the truth of victory over sin and failure.

“We believe these songs will inspire the Church to gaze solely, in awe and wonder, at Jesus,” says Elyssa Smith, who leads worship at UPPERROOM’s main church campus in Dallas, TX. “As we’ve encountered Him, He’s given us language to minister to Him. He is the One and every song is for Him.”

Another highlight on To The One is “Surrounded (Fight My Battles), ” a song that has already circled the globe, receiving millions of YouTube views after it was initially birthed in UPPERROOM’s Prayer Room. In addition to the album version of the song that includes never-before-released verses, GRAMMY award-winning producer, Seth Mosley (for King & Country, Jeremy Camp), is producing the song for radio, which will be revealed soon. The song has also been recorded by Michael W. Smith and sung by him live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“‘Surrounded’ began to reveal to me the Power of the finished work of the cross; how our way of fighting the battles we face is by thanking Him that He has already overcome and that Jesus alone is our victory,” shares Elyssa, who wrote and leads the song as well as “After You” on the new recording.

The full To The One track listing follows:

1.    “Healer (feat. Hanna Sheets)”

2.    “You and You Alone (feat. Cody Ray Lee, Meredith Mauldin, Kelly Smith, Jonathan Jay)”

3.    “Washed (feat. Brett Bell)”

4.    “Surrounded (Fight My Battles) [feat. Elyssa Smith]

5.    “Holy Spirit (feat. Joel Figueroa)”

6.    “Faith and Wonder (feat. Abbie Simmons, Cody Lee, Meredith Andrews) “

7.    “After You (feat. Elyssa Smith)”

8.    “To The One (feat. Meredith Mauldin, Oscar Gamboa, Beau Maddox)”

9.    “Thank You (feat. Meredith Mauldin)”

In addition to To The One, UPPERROOM’s next EP, Moments: Color 003, features spontaneous moments recorded in the Prayer Room. While the songs on To The One capture the essence of each song birthed in the Prayer Room, the new EP is meant to be more of a raw, unedited live recording that invites the listener into the Prayer Room experience.

“Our heart behind the ‘Moments EPs’ is to capture our ‘in’ with the Lord,” explains Elyssa. “As a community, we at UPPERROOM use the language of the ‘In and Out Lifestyle.’ This simply means: we come IN to the Prayer Room to minster to the Lord and in turn, He sends us OUT to minister to the world. We believe as people listen to these EPs, they will be invited in to His presence and transformed by Him.”

The full Moments: Color 003 track listing follows:

1)    “Shepherd (feat. Cody Ray Lee)”

2)    “Color (feat. Elyssa Smith)”

3)    “Rest (feat. Oscar Gamboa)”

4)    “The Father’s Song (feat. Elyssa Smith)”

5)    “The One We Love – You Are Holy (feat. Elyssa Smith, Joel Figueroa)”

For more information on UPPERROOM and its new music, go to www.urdallas.com, YouTube (172,000 subscribers), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Podcast and Apple Podcast.

About UPPERROOM:

Called to gather the Lord’s people daily for corporate worship, praise, thanksgiving, adoration and intercession through song and scripture, UPPERROOM opened its doors without much fanfare. Today, people around the globe are singing their songs and around 100 vocalists, songwriters and musicians contribute their talents to leading people in worship three times a day, six days a week.

Although UPPERROOM has been leading people in worship and prayer for eight years, it was only recently that they began to release their music to the culture at large. Last year, UPPERROOM released the acclaimed Moments EP, a collection of live ‘moments’ recorded during spontaneous worship in the Prayer Room. The songs showcase instances of authenticity and surrender and are a poignant snapshot of what’s been taking place behind closed doors in Dallas for some time. It’s just that, now, the world is taking notice.

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

Mallary Hope’s Brand-New Single “Christmas Is All About You” Serves as Reminder of What’s Important This Holiday Season,

  Available Now
Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2018) – Singer/songwriter Mallary Hope released her brand-new single, “Christmas Is All About You,” available now. Joining Hope’s previously-released Christmas songs, “Just A Baby (Mary’s Song)” and “Mary, Did You Know?” the expectant mother of two understands first-hand the busyness of the Christmas season. In her new heart-felt track, Hope invites listeners to press pause, and instead experience the deeper meaning of why we celebrate. “I love Christmas, and it feels especially exciting for our family this year as we get ready to grow, waiting on the arrival of our third little one,” shared Hope. “But with so much going on, it can be easy to lose sight of why we celebrate. This song is a reminder to me as much as it is to my fans that Jesus is the reason – Christmas is all about Him.”To listen to “Christmas Is All About You,” click here
About Mallary Hope:
Singer/songwriter Mallary Hope is a Georgia native who began her career writing songs for some of the biggest names in country music including Faith Hill, Lauren Alaina, Danny Gokey and Jana Kramer. It was during her first pregnancy that Mallary had a catalytic moment and felt a calling to use her gifts and her own voice to tell others about God’s love. Since then, she has sung her songs for thousands, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in Christian Music on the Winter Jam Tour this past year.Joining her previously-released Christmas songs, “Just A Baby (Mary’s Song)” and “Mary, Did You Know?” Hope’s brand-new single, “Christmas Is All About You” is available now.

Get Connected to Mallary Hope:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mallaryhopemusic/
Instagram: @mallary_hope
Twitter: @mallaryhope
Website: https://www.mallaryhopemusic.com/http://oktobe.me

Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior Debuts at No. 1 Atop Nielsen’s Country Albums Chart,


No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart

Live Performance DVD Secures No. 1 Spot on Both Billboard’s Music Video and Christian Music Video ChartTurner to Return to Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium for Back-to-Back Opry Performances
Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 05, 2018) –  Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior earned debut placements across multiple charts, including No. 1 on Nielsen’s Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on both Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Top Christian Albums Chart. The complementing live performance DVD also secured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Music Video Chart and Christian Music Video Chart. Praise for the faith-filled project continues to pour in, with Worship Musician calling the album “musically brilliant, yet refreshingly restive” and Music Row applauding the singer’s “earthen baritone.” 
“This project was truly a dream come true,” commented Turner. “It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time.  God opened the door and I walked through it.  When I look back, this will be one of my favorite projects of my career.”I Serve A Savior marks Turner’s first appearance on Billboard’s Christian charts, but is the eighth top ten appearance on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for the multi-platinum-selling singer.Adding a new dimension to the GRAMMY® nominee’s already acclaimed career, the faith-based collection produced by Kenny Greenburg includes hand-picked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner’s most memorable hits including “Me and God” and “Long Black Train.” A portion of the 90-minute live performance DVD released in addition to the project will continue to air this fall on numerous networks throughout the U.S. and Canada. Click here for more information on networks and air times.On the heels of his release, Turner will be returning to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for back-to-back Opry performances tomorrow, Nov. 06 at 7:00PM CT, and again at 9:30PM CT. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner will be performing songs off his latest project. For tickets and more information, go to www.opry.com.Check out Josh’s Gospel Greats playlist here. To purchase Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior, click here.
About Josh Turner:
With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Awards nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.5 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train.”With his latest, I Serve A Savior, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career.  I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton. Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle.The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a child, and in support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

Get Connected with Josh Turner:
Website: http://joshturner.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshturner/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshturnermusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshturnermusic

Crowder Releases New Music Video For Hot First Single “Red Letters,”

 View HERE

Gospel-Inspired New Single “Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)”

[feat. Mandisa]

Available HERE Today

Highly-Anticipated Album I Know A Ghost
Set For Release on Nov. 9th

Album Pre-Order Available (HERE)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2018) – 3X GRAMMY® Nominated artist Crowder has released an emotional new music video for his song “Red Letters,” the first single off of his upcoming record, I Know A Ghost (sixstepsrecords/Capitol Christian Music Group). Directed by Patrick Tohill, the video brings vivid artistry and imagery to an already well received single. Watch HERE.In addition to the release of Crowder’s video this week, another brand new track, his gospel-infused song “Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)” [feat. Mandisa] is available on all music platforms today. Crowder’s highly-anticipated album, I Know A Ghost (sixstepsrecords/Capitol Christian Music Group), is set for release on Friday, Nov. 9th. The album pre-order is available HERE.The music video for “Red Letters” was inspired by Louis Klopsh’s statement in the introduction of his innovative Red Letter Bible – “It sheds a new radiance upon the sacred pages, by which the reader is enabled to trace unerringly the scarlet thread of prophecy from Genesis to Malachi. Like the Star which led the Magi to Bethlehem, this light, shining through the entire Word, leads straight to the person of the Divine Messiah, as the fulfillment of the promise of all the ages.” (Crossway.org) Crowder adds, “The meta-narrative of the story of God’s rescue woven through the Scriptures is intricate and powerful and that’s what I wanted to pick up on with this song. It’s worth singing about. I love it and I hope it’s meaningful for my fans and listeners out there.”Crowder’s unique ability to continually create music that is original, inventive and future oriented while still retaining an accessible familiarity has fans counting the days until release. His musically adventurous spirit delivers a genre bending 16 track album (15 of which Crowder co-wrote). The album spans a modern blend of bluegrass, hip-hop, pop and EDM. He stretches musical boundaries with Latin influences in songs like “La Luz,” he brings Appalachian instrumental textures with porch-playin,’ beat-stomping songs “Child Of God” and “Happy Day,” and he draws the listener in with the ear-bending, gospel-infused “Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)” [feat. Mandisa]. I Know A Ghost is the follow up to his chart-topping record American Prodigal, which debuted at #1 on the Christian and Gospel Album charts and at #5 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart. This spring Crowder will be joining MercyMe (of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE fame) for a nationwide tour of over 30 dates.About Crowder:
Over 3 Million records sold and 3 GRAMMY® Nominations. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two GRAMMY® nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and multiple nods and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited GRAMMY® nominated follow-up album released in 2016, landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, No. 5 on the Top Albums Billboard Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. The song “All My Hope” brought Crowder a No. 1 radio single, in addition to two Top 10 singles prior to that from American Prodigal. This record has also earned the solo artist a Dove Award, six Dove Award nominations, and two more K-LOVE Fan Award nominations. As an artist, Crowder continues to challenge preconceived boundaries and engages listeners in a way that is deeply affecting. The upcoming album, I Know A Ghost, will be available everywhere November 9. Crowder’s new music has shown immediate connection as “Red Letters,” the first song released to radio, quickly gains support from stations across the country. For more information, visit http://www.crowdermusic.com.
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Bethel Music’s Sean Feucht Proves “Worship is Not Just Confined to Air-Conditioned Churches,” with Wild

  Available Now
Bethel Music to Release Documentary Chronicling Feucht’s International Mission Movements that Inspired Making of Wild Bethel Music Alongside Sean Feucht To Hold Second Annual “Peace On Earth” To Aide People Displaced In Northern Iraq Special With Special Night of Worship
Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2018)Bethel Music’s Sean Feucht’s missionally inspired Wild released today. 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. 
Coinciding with the release of Wild, Bethel Music will be unveiling a complementing documentary that chronicles Feucht’s missional movements, bringing the gospel to remote areas of the world, and inspiring the songs found on his latest release.Furthering the mission behind the album, Bethel Music alongside Feucht will be holding their second annual “Peace On Earth” event tomorrow, Nov. 3rd at 7:00PM PDT. In an aim to help the now 3.4 million displaced people in Iraq after fleeing the violence of ISIS and their war torn villages, funds from the meaningful time of worship, prayer and storytelling in Redding, Calif. will go to raise one hundred fifteen thousand dollars worth of food, blankets, heaters, mattresses, shoes and more for the people of Northern Iraq. Special guests include Steffany Gretzinger, Pat Barrett, John Mark Mcmillan and more. To join in meeting these tangible, physical needs and to find out more about how you can contribute to the night, click here
To listen to Wild, click hereAbout Sean Feucht:
Sean Feucht is a husband, father, missionary, musician, speaker, author and founder of a grassroots global worship, prayer and missions organization, Burn 24/7. Feucht travels to 20-30 nations per year planting furnaces of worship and prayer, training, mobilizing, leading worship and speaking.Sean has produced, recorded and released 20 music albums, co-authored 5 books, numerous teaching resources and has ignited several global missional initiatives. He and his wife, high school sweetheart, Kate, have three children, Keturah, Malachi and Ezra. In August 2016 Feucht and his family moved from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Redding, California to be a part of the Bethel Music community. Feucht’s latest album, Wild, is available now.About Bethel Music:
Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Over the last seven years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring a cadre of songwriters and worship leaders, with both online and on-campus worship schools. The Bethel Music Artist Collective includes Brian and Jenn Johnson, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Hunter Thompson, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin, Cory Asbury and Kristene DiMarco. Together these artists have six acclaimed albums that all went to the top of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, in addition to four GMA Dove Awards and a GMA Covenant Award. Bethel Music’s multi-artist double-disc live recording Have It All (2016) hit No. 1 on the overall iTunes Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, becoming Bethel Music’s highest retail debut on the charts ever. Starlight, Bethel Music’s first full-length album recorded live on tour, is among their latest to top the chart. The heart of Bethel Music is to be a steward of the worship being created and released at Bethel Church, making it a resource available to the world. In addition to thousands of people that attend Bethel’s weekly worship services, another 350,000 plus people subscribe to the online stream of the services at www.bethel.tv. WorshipU, Bethel Church’s online school of worship, features ongoing training programs underneath seasoned instructors, with tracks including worship leader, songwriter, sound engineer, team essentials, producing a song and worship fundamentals, available at www.worshipu.com. More about Bethel Music can be found at www.bethelmusic.com.Get Connected With Bethel Music:
Website: // www.bethelmusic.com
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YouTube: // www.youtube.com/ibethelmusicGet Connected With Sean Feucht:
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