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SHEILA WALSH RELEASES BRAVEHEART WORSHIP

FROM VENTURE3MEDIA

Walsh’s First Album In Eight Years Features Duet With

Sir Cliff Richard, One Of The Top-Selling Artists Of All Time

Best-selling artist, author and television host Sheila Walsh releases Braveheart Worship tomorrow (March 20) from Venture3Media (V3M). Her first full-length album in eight years, the 11-song album will be available on CD and at Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and additional digital, streaming and physical retail outlets globally.

Produced by John Hartley (Leigh Nash, Chris McClarney, Rebecca St. James) and recorded in part at the famous Criteria Studio in Miami, Braveheart Worship is a melodic, Celtic-flavored studio album featuring songs meant to offer hope to a hurting world.

“Braveheart Worship is a journey of praise and worship to my Savior,” says Walsh. “The songs celebrate the life that can be found in loving and worshipping the one true King!”

We lift it high, the name of Jesus

Shout out, His praise all the earth

For we declare that You are worthy Lord

We bring a thousand Hallelujah’s

(“A Thousand Hallelujahs” chorus.)

Opening the album with “A Thousand Hallelujahs,” Walsh leads listeners through an inspired set of worship songs, closing the album with a new rendition of “It Is Well,” which is a duet with Sir Cliff Richard, one of the top-selling artists of all time with sales of over 300 million albums. His first duet in 30-years, Richard is a longtime friend of Walsh’s and has produced a couple of her past albums.

Sharing the new music on her many engagements as a speaker and worship leader, Walsh travels with a worship team that includes Jonathan and Rebecca Hart, who also sing on the new album.

The full Braveheart Worship track listing follows:

01. A Thousand Hallelujah’s

02. Love Changes Everything

03. No One But You

04. Hope Has A Name

05. Behold Him

06. Christ Redeemer

07. Brighter Still

08. Already Done

09. Beautiful Mystery

10. Who You Are

11. It Is Well (Duet with Sir Cliff Richard)

For all the latest Sheila Walsh news, visit https://sheilawalsh.com/, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Sheila Walsh:

From Scotland and based in Dallas, TX, Sheila Walsh is a recording artist, author, Bible teacher and television host. She has released 25 albums, spoken around the world to over 6 million women and reaches a potential 100 million people daily as co-host of the LIFE Today television program. Her books have sold over 5 million copies, including her latest bestseller, It’s Okay Not To Be Okay. Her new book, Praying Women, How to Pray When You Don’t Know What To Say, released in February. Sharing practical Bible applications and how God met her at her lowest point, helping her rise up again, Walsh’s main message is that “God is for you!” Together with her husband Barry, she has a son, Christian, and two dogs, Tink and Maggie.

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.

JJ WEEKS “SOUND OF FREEDOM FB LIVE” CONCERT SET MARCH 22

Following Winter Jam Tour Cancellation Due To Coronavirus Pandemic,

 Weeks’ Facebook Live Event Offers Evening Of Music, Worship, Encouragement

4,000 Children Rescued From Poverty Through Holt International During Winter Jam

Renowned, Macon, GA-based singer-songwriter JJ Weeks and his band will hold a “Sound of Freedom FB Live” concert this Sunday, March 22, beginning at 7:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm PDT. The event will be streamed live at Facebook.com/jjweeksmusic and feature acoustic performances of new music from Weeks’ The Sound Of Freedom EP released last month along with songs of worship and classics from his growing catalog of fan favorites.

Donations will be accepted during the event to benefit JJ Weeks Ministries through Ignite Outreach along with a special artist fund that Weeks is building to be able to assist other Christian artists being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“In the midst of the chaos of this pandemic, I hold fast to the promises and faithfulness of God!” exclaims Weeks. “We aren’t able to host in person concerts right now, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t gather online for worship and encouragement. God is faithful, and I choose worship over fear!”

Along with the music, Weeks will be sharing an update during the Facebook Live event on Holt International and how children are being impacted by the pandemic. Prior to this event, Weeks shared the mission and vision of this leading adoption agency and sang for hundreds-of-thousands of people on the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular in 31 arenas before the tour was cancelled this month.

During the Winter Jam event, attendees sponsored over 4,000 children, rescuing them from poverty through Holt International, which is dedicated to carrying out God’s plan for every child to have a permanent, loving home through family preservation, in-country adoption and international adoption.

Known for writing and leading hit-making songs like “Let Them See You,” “Alive In Me,” “What Kind Of Love” and “Do Not Be Afraid,” Weeks’ newest music from The Sound of Freedom EP features the radio singles “Choices,” “Days Like These” and “The Sound of Freedom.” The title track video was also premiered this week by CCM at https://www.ccmmagazine.com/features/exclusive-video-premiere-jj-weeks-the-sound-of-freedom/.

“Freedom comes out differently for everyone, but it is unmistakable when every chain hits the floor,” says Weeks regarding “The Sound of Freedom.” “Imagine standing guilty in front of judge and jury and your sins, condemnation, temptations, hopelessness, depression, not feeling like you’re enough, fear and whatever you may be dealing with is all laid out for everyone to see. Then, with one word coming from the corner of the room, it all vanishes because the King says, ‘That’s my child.’ That’s the freedom I’m talking about in this song!”

Co-written and produced by GRAMMY-nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year” Ian Eskelin, “The Sound of Freedom” has been heard nationally on radio stations like KYCC (Stockton, CA), WNFR (Flint, MI), WLJN (Traverse City, MI), WCTL (Erie, PA), KCVO (Columbia, MO) and WJTL (Lancaster, PA).

For all the latest JJ Weeks tour and music news, visit jjweeks.org, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

About JJ Weeks:

Labeled a powerhouse voice intent on “making a difference in people’s lives,” singer-songwriter JJ Weeks formed the JJ Weeks Band in 2001. The band went on to release seven acclaimed, full-length albums that sparked the Billboard Top 10 radio hits “What Kind of Love” and “Let Them See You,” as well as songs that have been featured on the official soundtracks for both the high-profile films God’s Not Dead (“Save Us,” 2014) and Four Blood Moons (“Is It Ever,” 2015). Continuing his journey as a solo artist and touring coast-to-coast from his home base in Macon, GA, Weeks is writing new songs and will announce more new music slated for release this year. 

About Radiate Music:

Founded by Ian Eskelin, Radiate Music launched summer 2015. Eskelin’s 20-plus-year resume in the music business, ranging from being a recording artist to a record executive, gives him a unique perspective in partnering with artists who are passionate about impacting culture with music. Eskelin, who has recorded more than 50 Top 10 singles in the United States alone, including 20 No. 1 songs, and whose songs have been licensed for use by ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN and many feature films, is looking to break additional ground with Radiate. In addition to Weeks, Radiate’s artist roster includes John Waller, Natasha Owens, About A Mile, Attaboy, Inspiration Worship, Pearl City Worship and Aaron Bucks.

JASON GRAY RELEASES REMARKABLY TIMELY DISORDER EP TODAY

JASON GRAY RELEASES REMARKABLY TIMELY DISORDER EP TODAY

EP’s First Single, “Remind Me You’re Here,”

Is Prayer For God’s Presence During Suffering

“Disorder is when our order falls apart—maybe through a relationship that breaks down, or a job loss, or even a global pandemic” – Jason Gray

Centricity Music recording artist Jason Gray releases today (March 20) Disorder, the second volume of his three-part album, Order Disorder Reorder. The six-song EP is available now at digital retail and streaming outlets globally through https://jasongray.lnk.to/disorder, and features the Top 25 Billboard AC Indicator chart hit single “Remind Me You’re Here.”

Where part one of his new album, Order, released amidst acclaim Aug. 16, features the radio hit “I’m Gonna Let It Go” and explores topics “when things are more or less going the way you hope,” Gray’s Disorder is a group of honest, transformative songs about when order falls apart.

“I’ve believed the themes of Order Disorder Reorder were relevant and hoped that releasing the record in three parts over the course of a year would be meaningful, but who could’ve predicted the release date for Disorder that we decided six months ago would end up being so relevant,” questions Gray, “the very week our whole world is upended by a microscopic virus that is casting a tall shadow over all that we care about?

“If there’s anything we’ve learned over the last week, it’s that life will bring some storms that we just can’t hide from,” continues Gray. “Sometimes the only way out is through. But as a person of faith, I believe that we don’t face it alone.

I see the trouble standing before me

Like a mountain, it’s like a mountain

My spirit trembles under its shadow

I can’t escape it, Lord help me face it…

I need You to lead me through

Walking before me, behind and beside me

I’m following You

The only way out is if You lead me through…

(Lyrics from the EP’s opening track, “Through”)

“I wrote the songs of Disorder hoping they could serve as handrails for people to hold on to in the storms of life, to help steady them as they walk through their difficulty on their way to renewal on the other side. And though it can be scary and painful, disorder is so often where we meet with God most profoundly and where he usually gets his best work done in us…”

These transformative songs on Disorder set the stage for the Reorder EP set to release later this year, when “we’ve all gone through hardships and came out the other side as wiser, stronger, more humble and compassionate versions of ourselves.”

For all of Gray’s latest tour, music, news and more information, go to http://jasongraymusic.com/, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.

About Jason Gray:

Centricity Music recording artist Jason Gray has combined insightful and heartfelt lyrics with infectious pop melodies for over a decade. His last full album, 2016’s Where The Light Gets In, debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. This followed the success of 2014’s Love Will Have The Final Word, which sparked Gray’s Billboard Christian Airplay Top 10 and first No. 1 AC radio hit, “With Every Act of Love.” With his early records, A Way To See In The Dark and Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, he had five consecutive Top 5 singles, including the No. 1 Inspirational radio single “Nothing Is Wasted.” Garnering multiple ASCAP Performance Awards, Gray has also toured with Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, TobyMac and numerous others, in addition to headlining tours of his own.

About Centricity Music: 

Centricity is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, Tenn. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Caitie Hurst, Chris Renzema, Coby James, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point Worship, PEABOD and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization, and they like it that way. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, and multiple Gold and Platinum Albums and Singles. For more information on Centricity Music, visit www.centricitymusic.com.

JUSTIN RIZZO RELEASES FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, LOVE SO FIERCE, VIA SPOTLIGHT MUSIC GROUP

Acclaimed worship leader Justin Rizzo releases his first full-length album in seven years, Love So Fierce, today (March 20) from Spotlight Music Group. The 13-track recording is available now at Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and additional digital and streaming outlets globally.

Rizzo’s new album includes the songs from his Paid It All EP released in January and Worship And Adore EP released in February along with five more songs of worship: “Meet With Us,” “Eternal Love Is Your Name,” “All I’m Wanting,” “Live And Breathe” and “See His Love.”

“God has a fierce commitment to have all of our love, while at the same time having the tender heart of a bridegroom to continue winning our hearts and taking us back when we stumble in weakness,” says Rizzo explaining the impetus behind his new album. “Part of the beautiful mystery of our faith is that we serve, love, and have given our lives to a God whose love is fierce, like a man of war, but at the same time is as tender as a man in love. This should evoke worship in our hearts.

“This title song came out of a set where me and my team were spontaneously singing through Song of Solomon chapter 8 verse 6 where it says that God’s love is as strong as death, and his jealousy is as fierce as the grave,” continues Rizzo. “The chorus of the song says:  I’ve never known a love so fierce, I’ve never known a love so tender, I’ve never known a love that suffers long, with me.

The full Love So Fierce track listing follows:

01)  Meet With Us

02)  Fingerprints

03)  Worship And Adore

04)  Paid It All

05)  Eternal Love Is Your Name

06)  Love Won’t Stop

07)  All I’m Wanting

08)  You Are My Treasure

09)  Live And Breathe

10)  See His Love

11)  Love So Fierce

12)  Worship And Adore (Acoustic Version)

13)  Paid It All (Acoustic Version)

Along with the new album, Rizzo will release a book on worship leading later this year. He also hosts The Rizzcast Podcast, produces musicals and films through his Firelight Creative production company and offers worship coaching and resources though his Worship Leader Academy program.

For all the latest Justin Rizzo music, films, musicals, touring, podcast, book and more news, visit http://justinrizzo.com/, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.

About Justin Rizzo:

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Justin Rizzo began playing a variety of instruments at an early age and leading worship at 12-years-old. Releasing five solo albums and featured on multiple compilation projects along with writing and producing three full-length musicals, Rizzo also travels extensively to lead worship and speak at conferences and events around the world. He is widely known for leading worship at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, MO for 15 years, and for penning such notable worship favorites as “Tree,” “Found Faithful,” “Above Every Other Name,” “There is One Found Worthy” and “Glory Will Cover the Earth.” Serving as a worship leader, songwriter, blogger and composer, Rizzo and his wife, Naomi, who also sings and leads worship, have two children.

About Spotlight Music Group:

Spotlight Music Group is a music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and film expertise. Spotlight provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 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.

GRACE WORSHIP RELEASES “CALVARY’S ANTHEM”

Generational, Genre-Blending Second Single Is From

Debut EP Christ Be All Releasing April 24

Worship Musician Premieres “Calvary’s Anthem” Video

Pairing theologically rich lyrics with soaring melodies, Peoria, Illinois-based Grace Worship incorporates both classical and pop influences for its recording of “Calvary’s Anthem” that releases today (March 20). Available at digital and streaming outlets globally, this is the second single from this worship team’s debut Christ Be All EP available to preorder now from Grace Worship / The Fuel Music.

Drawing on its 150-year church history (Grace Presbyterian Church) to bring a multi-generational focus to Christ Be All, the EP is centered on Jesus’ prayer in John 17 for the body to be “one” and honors the rich heritage of Christian hymnody while incorporating modern anthemic choruses and pop hooks.

This unique blend, reaching across generations and music genres, is especially captured well in “Calvary’s Anthem.” The new single features lyrics from Robert Lowery’s classic hymn, “Nothing But the Blood,” along with verse lyrics to accompany its traditional Appalachian melody by Grace Presbyterian Church pastor Dr. Bryan Chapell. Additional melody, chorus and bridge is supplied by worship director Kevin King, who also sings the song and orchestrated the piece.

“With brilliant brass, sensitive strings and a powerful band, this track centers on Christ’s interceding work on the cross that causes hell’s hold to cease and frees us to a life of joyful worship,” says King.

With Worship Musician premiering the “Calvary’s Anthem” video this week, King also wrote and leads the EP’s title track and “Christ Be All (Live)” video that was premiered by Worship Leader. The title song incorporates words from Andrew Murray’s classic book, Humility, and is meant to help worshippers express, along with the Apostle Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20) as they sing, “May Christ be all and I be nothing.”

All the latest Grace Worship music news and more can be found at www.graceworship.com, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About Grace Worship:

Grace Worship is the worship ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, IL, a church that is passionate about making the gospel known through song and story. Before Jesus went to the cross, He prayed that His church would be one (John 17). Grace Worship desires to write and share songs that advance this mission through theologically rich and creatively beautiful art. By pulling from the heritage of Christian hymnody and integrating the church songs of today, the worship team hopes to make much of Jesus’ unifying mission through music that equips the church for worship across generations.

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.

AMY GRANT RESCHEDULES TOUR DATES SLATED FOR MARCH 14 – APRIL 9


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 14, 2020 – Due to the continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Amy Grant has announced the difficult decision to reschedule a string of tour dates beginning March 14 (Durham, N.C.), and running through April 9 (Salt Lake City, Utah). Later concerts will remain on the tour schedule at this time, subject to future developments. The “Our Time Is Now” Tour kicked off last weekend with a full band, and will have performed for crowds in Florida, South Carolina, Albama, Kentucky and Tennessee before pausing this weekend. 

“The band and I have worked for weeks putting together a show we were so excited about sharing with everyone,” Grant says. “We are extremely disappointed to have to postpone these shows, but we want to prioritize the health and safety of all those in attendance, venue staff, touring staff, performers and families. We hope this down time is effective in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, for all our sakes. Be safe, and be kind to each other!”

Ticket holders for postponed dates are encouraged to retain their tickets, which will be valid for the new dates. Requested refunds will be issued at the point of purchase. All rescheduled tour dates will be announced as early as next week. Check www.AmyGrant.com for the latest information. 
A current list of the postponed tour dates follows (list is subject to change):
March 14 – Durham, NC
March 19 – Denver, CO
March 20 – Beaver Creek, CO
March 22 – Bakersfield, CA
March 24 – Anaheim, CA
March 25 – Tucson, AZ
March 27 – Chandler, AZ
March 28 – El Cajon, CA
March 29 – Beverly Hills, CA
March 31 – Santa Rosa, CA
April 1 – Grass Valley, CA
April 3 – Eugene, OR
April 4 – Tacoma, WA
April 5 – Bellingham, WA
April 7 – Spokane, WA
April 8 – Boise, ID
April 9 – Salt Lake City, UT

HIP-HOP ARTIST HULVEY MAKES WAVES WITH SECOND EP BRKNHRT

HIP-HOP ARTIST HULVEY MAKES WAVES WITH SECOND EP BRKNHRT., AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
February 21, 2020 (ATLANTA, GA)–  Breakout hip-hop artist Hulvey, the newest talent from Reach Records, has unleashed his second EP BRKNHRT., available now across all streaming/downloadable platforms in conjunction with a visual album, a video to accompany each song on the album, all found on Reach Records YouTube channel.
 
BRKNHRT. Is the follow-up EP to his debut project Prelude, released last month. While Prelude was created for the underdogs, sharing his story of being a guy from Brunswick, Georgia who nobody expected to make it in music, BRKNHRT., tells Hulvey’s journey of surrender and hearing God’s call on his life, and following it.
 
Hulvey found himself asking, “What if God had you scrubbing toilets? Would you be OK?” He realized that he was clinging to a notion of fame that could never satisfy. His heart was after the wrong things, broken by things that can’t last, in need of healing from the only One who was able to make things right. “I had to let go,” he said. Releasing his dreams to God gave Hulvey a better plan for his life and from there, new musical inspiration was born.
 
The six-track project was recorded in his producer and collaborator,  Zach Paradis’,  bedroom and together, the duo created a masterpiece filled with unapologetic bars and raw honesty juxtaposed with pounding drums. Hulvey forms the sound one might hear in their mind’s ear when they are alone with your thoughts.
 
Tracks ranging from introspection to pulsing anthems of faith and trust in God are among the slew of songs coming from the newest Reach Records artist.
 
As fans listen to his journey is surrender, they can also get an inside look at his story and watch it unfold in his newly released mini-documentary available to stream on Reach Records YouTube channel.  Viewers can see how the 22-year-old made the move from Brunswick, GA to Atlanta, who dropped out of college to pursue music and went from scrubbing toilets at Publix to becoming Reach Records newest signee.
 
For more information on Hulvey, please visit www.reachrecords.com.
 
BRKNHRT Track Listing:
Damascus
Motions
Coldwater
If I Gave It All
Everything
Anchor

Cade Thompson Inspires With Hope-Filled Debut Single, “Provider”



Red Street Records Releases Truth-Filled Anthem from Exciting New Artist

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 21, 2020) – “Provider,” the inspiring and encouraging debut single from Cade Thompson, is available now. The song, Thompson’s debut release on Red Street Records – the label founded by Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus – was produced by Bryan Fowler (Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Zach Williams, Mandisa) and penned by Thompson and Carter, along with Ross King and Carter Frodge.

With a strong message of hope and provision, Cade points the listener back to God as the source who is the provider for all we need. With a unique and fresh delivery of this truth in song, Cade proclaims “’Cuz what you give me, Lord, is more than I desire. You’re my provider. When I lose my way, you lead me through the fire. You’re my provider. Even on my darkest day, you show me where the light is. You’re my provider. And when my strength is gone, I know where to find it. You’re my provider.” 

Cade shares inspiration for the song, saying: “God is in the details and I wanted this song to remind people of that. It’s real. He cares about the details.”

Thompson has been busy leading up to the song’s release, visiting over 25 radio stations in less than 3 weeks, sharing the message behind the song and his heart for ministry.

And, this is just the beginning. The talented 19-year-old shows no signs of slowing down and this release – packed with truth for people of every generation – is sure to establish him as one of Christian music’s most promising new acts.

“Provider” is available now on all streaming services. Click here to listen to the song.

For additional information on Cade Thompson, please visit:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

For more information on Red Street Records, please visit www.redstreetrecords.net.

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Photo by Jeremy Cowart / Red Street Records
ABOUT CADE THOMPSON:
Red Street Records artist, Cade Thompson, is an energetic and soulful Contemporary Christian music artist with a sound that appeals to believers and mainstream pop audiences alike. Cade’s effortless style promotes his personal musical influences, which draws heavily from the church. Cade has an admirable ability to transform his thoughts and faith into a powerful collection of melodies and lyrics that inspire people of all ages to step into all that God has for them.

Cade has had an affinity with music since his toddler days when even a preschool teacher noticed him frequently harmonizing early on, and eventually progressed through piano, guitar and drum lessons. After joining the youth worship team in 6th grade, a music mentor came into his life who emphasized the importance of seeking God through the Bible outside of a worship setting. This understanding placed Cade on a deeper course of encountering the love of the Father and seeking His presence more intently. In these early teen years, Cade knew God was calling him into music ministry and giving him opportunities to grow in that calling.

God has continued to reveal himself to Cade’s heart and the outpouring has resulted in a strong connection to his generation sonically and lyrically. While continuing to be involved in his high school, he maintained a busy schedule including festivals, tours, and recording.

Now, fresh out of high school, Cade is ready for the next chapter in his life.

Cade has shared concert and festival lineups most recently with Jordan Feliz, Hollyn, Sanctus Real, Crowder, For King and Country, We Are Messengers, Colton Dixon, Jaci Velasquez, FF5 and other notable CCM artists. Cade is currently in the studio preparing for his debut release on Red Street Records, a new Christian music label began by Rascal Flatts member, Jay DeMarcus.
ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS:
Jay DeMarcus – member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist – launched Red Street Records on October 24, 2019 during a press conference held at the Hutton Hotel’s Analog. Along with DeMarcus, veteran industry executive Mark Lusk (President/General Manager) and award-winning songwriter/producer, Don Koch, lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, we seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.
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Justin Rizzo Releases Worship And Adore EP

JUSTIN RIZZO RELEASES WORSHIP AND ADORE EP VIA

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA GROUP TODAY

Announces Launch Of The Rizzcast Podcast

Acclaimed worship leader Justin Rizzo releases his second EP from Spotlight Music GroupWorship And Adore, today (Feb. 21). The four-track EP is available now at iTunesApple MusicSpotifyPandoraDeezerGoogle Play and additional digital and streaming outlets globally.

Widely known for leading worship at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, MO for 15 years, and penning such notable worship favorites as “Tree,” “Found Faithful,” “Above Every Other Name,” “There is One Found Worthy” and “Glory Will Cover the Earth,” Rizzo offers Worship And Adore as the second of three new recordings. The Paid It All EP released last month and Rizzo’s first full-length album in seven years, Love So Fierce, is set to release March 20.

“I wrote this song with two of my good friends, Jonas Park and Laura Hackett Park,” says Rizzo of the new EP’s title track, “Worship And Adore.”  “We simply wanted to write a song that would make the heart stand in wonder at the beauty of Jesus.”

We worship and adore You, creation bows before You

You are our Savior, You are our friend

Lord we stand in wonder, in awe of Your compassion

For no other love could save

(From the Worship And Adore” chorus.)

The new EP also features the song “Fingerprints,” which addresses a Christian’s identity in Christ, and the upcoming, full-length album’s title track, “Love So Fierce.”

In addition to the new music, Rizzo has launched The Rizzcast Podcast (https://justinrizzo.buzzsprout.com/).

“For as long as I can remember, I had this desire to impact people through creativity, but as I started stepping out, I began running into roadblocks,” shares Rizzo. “Some of the roadblocks were external, but a lot of them were inside my own soul – fear, insecurity, comparison, envy. I’m excited on this podcast to not only talk about my own journey, but to bring on a lot of my friends as guests.

“I’m also a worship coach,” continues Rizzo, “so some of the episodes will be focused on how to help worship leaders and teams thrive and succeed both on and off the platform.”

More on Rizzo’s work as a worship coach can be found though his flagship Worship Leader Academy program that offers not only unique online training resources, but also unlimited one-on-one access to Rizzo.

Along with a new book on worship leading, Rizzo further produces musicals and films through his Firelight Creative production company. He has written and produced three full-length musicals to date, including From Patmos, which is based on the life of John while enslaved on the Island of Patmos. One of two new musicals in the writing phase now is a comedy based on the Garden of Eden.

For all the latest Justin Rizzo music, films, musicals, touring, podcast, book and more news, visit http://justinrizzo.com/, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.

About Justin Rizzo:

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Justin Rizzo began playing a variety of instruments at an early age and leading worship at 12-years-old. Releasing five solo albums and featured on multiple compilation projects along with writing and producing three full-length musicals, Rizzo also travels extensively to lead worship and speak at conferences and events around the world. Justin is currently based in Kansas City, MO where he serves as a worship leader, songwriter, blogger and composer. Justin is married to his wife, Naomi, who also sings and leads worship. They have two children.

About Spotlight Music Group:

Spotlight Music Group is a music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and film expertise. Spotlight provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 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.

Lauded Vocal Group, Avalon, Releases Called



Soaring Vocals, Intricate Harmonies, and Deep Lyrics Highlight First Album in 10 Years  

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 14, 2020) –It’s here! The wait is over as one of Christian music’s most successful and celebrated groups, Avalon, release Called, their first album in ten years, today, Friday, February 14, 2020.

The project – the inaugural full release on Red Street Records – is produced by Don Koch and Jay DeMarcus. DeMarcus, a member of country super-group Rascal Flatts, founded the label with Koch in October 2018.

The exquisite harmonies of Avalon – Greg & Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, and Dani Rocca – soar over lyrics full of faith and encouragement, complemented by exemplary musicianship and skilled production.

Longtime Avalon aficionados and new fans alike are sure to enjoy and be empowered by the songs featured in this collection including the title track, “Called,” the upbeat first single, “Keeper of my Heart,” “If Not For Jesus,” “Sacred Ground,” “Closer,” and “Glitter and Glory,” just to name a few.

“What an honor to make a record with such an amazing group of singers,” says Jay Demarcus. “There is no way you can listen to them, and not hear the anointing. I am so very proud of them and this record! Called is an amazing body of work that we are so incredibly excited to share with the world. This music will inspire, encourage and challenge you.”

“I’ve worked with many vocal groups before, but working with Avalon has been a bucket list item for me,” states Don Koch, Executive VP/A&R/Creative. “They are not only some of the greatest vocalists in Christian music but they also have an amazing desire to point people to the hope of a loving savior. I am humbled that they would allow me to be a part of their amazing next step. Great music from a great artist…what else could you want!?”

Mark Lusk, President/General manager comments: “Avalon’s contribution to Christian music and the church is well-known and that legacy continues with this incredible body of music. Anthems of faith, songs of worship and joy fill this project and I know this music will fill the hearts of those who listen. Everyone at Red Street Records is thrilled to be a part of this release!”

The three-time GRAMMY® nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award Winning vocal group are excited about this new chapter and moment in their career. Greg Long states: “To be the first artist and record released on Red Street Records means so much to us. Knowing that Jay DeMarcus, Don Koch, Mark Lusk, and the entire team believes in us is truly humbling. The passion Jay and Don have for this project is heard song after song in the attention to production and detail for getting it exactly right. We are forever grateful!”

The group announced their ‘next chapter’ in October 2018, adding that founding member Jody McBrayer would return to the group with the addition of Dani Rocca. Greg states: “Having original member Jody McBrayer come back to the group has been a true blessing. It is felt in not only adding his amazing voice but his sense of humor and passion for sharing the love of Christ. And, Dani, oh my goodness, our fans have welcomed her with open arms. She has added a new level of excitement to the group and we love having her!”

In support of the new record, Avalon will set forth on THE CALLED TOUR beginning February 27, 2020, continuing through April 2020. The group is excited to see long-time friends and new faces. Janna Long states: “We are so incredibly grateful to those who have stuck with us for so long, It truly amazes us as we see and hear from them on social media and in our live concerts. We cannot thank you enough for listening and showing us your support as we worship our Lord as his family. We truly are brothers and sisters in Christ.”

Called, is available via all streaming outlets, and at www.avalonthegroup.com.

LISTEN: Called

Called Track Listing:

  1. Called (Holly Miller, Tony Wood, Barry Weeks)
  2. Keeper Of My Heart (Matt Armstrong, Bryan Fowler, Jordan Feliz)
  3. Closer (Chris Cleveland, Byan Fowler, Tony Wood)
  4. Only One (Chris Cleveland, Jeff Pardo)
  5. If Not For Jesus (Charles Butler, Blanca Callahan, Tony Wood)
  6. Great Is The Lord Our God (Jeff Pardo, Steve Fee)
  7. Sacred Ground (Bernie Herms, Michael Neale)
  8. Lanterns (Ian Patrick Berney, Ian Lewis Kenny, Glenn Michael Sarangapany, Adam John Spark, Adam Peter Weston)
  9. Glitter and Glory (Ian Eskelin, Tony Wood, Francesca Battistelli)
  10. I Just Can’t Stop My Hallelujahs (Don Koch, Krissy Nordhoff, Stephen Smith)

For additional information on Avalon, including upcoming tour dates, please visit:

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For more information on Red Street Records, please visit www.redstreetrecords.net.
ABOUT AVALON:
Red Street Records artist, Avalon, has been inspiring lives around the globe for years. When you hear the name Avalon, you may think of one or more of their number one hits like: “Adonai,” “Can’t Live a Day” or “Testify to Love” – just to name a few. However, there is much more to this dynamic vocal foursome than meets the eye.

The collective desire of every member is to deliver a message of hope and ultimate love, freely offered from Jesus Christ, and to blatantly declare their devotion to Him through the words of every song they sing.

This three time Grammy Nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning Christian artist is composed of Greg and Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, and Dani Rocca.

ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS:
Jay DeMarcus – member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist – launched Red Street Records on October 24, 2019 during a press conference held at the Hutton Hotel’s Analog. Along with DeMarcus, veteran industry executive Mark Lusk (President/General Manager) and award-winning songwriter/producer, Don Koch, lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, we seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.