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ANDREW PETERSON RELEASES ALL NEW “BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD” ALBUM TODAY

Album Celebrates Behold The Lamb Of God Christmas Tour’s 20th Anniversary

Compassion International, The Rabbit Room Sponsor Tour Set To Pack Venues in 14-Cities, Including Back-To-Back Sold Out Ryman Auditorium Events

Tour Features Jess Ray, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn,

Andrew Osenga, Ben Shive, Gabe Scott

Singer-songwriter-author-filmmaker and 2019 Dove Award-nominated Andrew Peterson releases Behold the Lamb of God today (Oct. 25) from Centricity Music. The album is available at digital retailers and streaming outlets globally through the link http://Andrewpeterson.lnk.to/btlog, and is in physical retailers everywhere.

A completely re-recorded version of Peterson’s acclaimed, bestselling Christmas album originally released in 2004, the new album reunites many of the original cast of musicians that recorded the first album, including Andy GullahornAndrew OsengaJill PhillipsGabe Scott and Ben Shive. Peterson and team re-crafted the original album’s twelve songs, including fan favorites such as “Labor of Love,” “Matthew’s Begats” and “Deliver Us.”

“That recording session was one of the best experiences in my life,” says Peterson. “I walked into the room with about twenty old friends, and we recorded all of the songs in two days. To get all of the energy of the players together in one place, people I have years and years of history with, was a joy. I’ve never experienced anything like it.”

Along with the new recording, a Behold The Lamb Of God Deluxe Box Set is available that not only includes the new album along with expanded liner notes, but also a mini-documentary about the evolution of the Behold the Lamb of God tour, the complete 2018 Ryman Auditorium concert in Nashville (including special guests Jess Ray, Jason Eskridge, Marc Martel, Sierra Hull, Ron Block, Buddy Greene and many more), and additional exclusives.

The new album and box set both launch in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God annual Christmas tour that has become a cherished holiday tradition for churches and families who pack venues coast-to-coast each year. Known for its unique telling of the Christmas story through songs revealing the birth of Christ as it is foreshadowed and prophesied in the Old Testament and brought to bear in the New, the tour has also hosted a variety of special guests throughout the years, ranging from Allison Krauss to Jon ForemanSteven Curtis Chapman, and many more.

This year’s tour, sponsored by Compassion International and The Rabbit Room, will feature special guest Jess Ray plus its classic lineup of all-star artists and musicians traversing the nation into 14 cities, including back-to-back sold out nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Go to www.andrew-peterson.com for all the latest tour dates and ticket information.

“Whatever the rest of the year looks like,” Peterson says, “we come back together on the road and sing these same songs again. It’s created this unintentional liturgy of our lives for two decades, and it recenters me again and again on what got me into this in the first place—which is that God loves us so much that he put on flesh and dwelt among us.”

Along with the new music and tour, Peterson released his first adult trade book last week, Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making. A memoir of Peterson’s journey, he shares the intersection of songwriting, storytelling and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. Peterson describes six principles for the writing life: serving the work, serving the audience, selectivity, discernment, discipline and community. Through stories from his journey, he shows how these principles are not merely helpful for writers and artists, but they are for anyone interested in imitating the way the Creator interacts with his creation. 

For more information about Peterson, including the latest on his music, book, touring and more, visit www.Andrew-Peterson.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD 20th Anniversary Tour:

Nov. 30 Lansing, MI, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 1 Huntsville, AL, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 4 Lakeland, FL, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 5 Franklin, NC, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 6 Durham, NC, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 7 Knoxville, TN, Sold Out

Dec. 8 Nashville, TN, Sold Out

Dec. 9 Nashville, TN, Sold Out

Dec. 12 Longview, TX, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 13 San Antonio, TX, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 14 Midlothian, TX, Sold Out

Dec. 15 Birmingham, AL, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 17 Richmond, VA, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 18 Matthews, NC, TICKETS RSVP

Dec. 19 Memphis, TN, FREE RSVP

ABOUT ANDREW PETERSON:

Recording artist, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, publisher and award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga, Andrew Peterson is also founder and president of The Rabbit Room, which fosters Christ-centered community and spiritual formation through music, story and art. He also launched a film and TV production company, Shining Isle Productions, to produce an animated film based on his bestselling books. Known for songs like “Dancing In The Minefields,” “Be Kind To Yourself,” “Is He Worthy,” “Don’t You Want To Thank Someone,” “The Silence Of God,” “Nothing To Say,” “You’ll Find Your Way” and more, Peterson has further been named “one of the foremost singer/songwriters around” and has received multiple “best album of the year” nods from critics along with three Dove Award nominations. Taking his hits and fan favorites on the road, Peterson’s touring draws capacity crowds at venues around the world, including several sold-out events at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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 Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Caitie Hurst, Carrollton, For All Seasons, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point InsideOut, 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 nominations, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, a Gold Album and Gold Singles. For more information on Centricity Music, visit www.centricitymusic.com.

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RED RELEASE COVER SONG, ANNOUNCE EP, TOUR

Cover of Fuel’s “Hemorrhage” (Out Today)

From THE EVENING HATE EP (Nov 1)

RED To Join IN FLAMES for 34-City US, Canada Tour This Fall

GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED is set to release The Evening Hate EP November 1st via RED ENTERTAINMENT / The Fuel Music to digital outlets worldwide. The 5-track EP features the lead single and title song featured on SiriusXM Octane, Loudwire, hardDrive with Lou Brutus, hardDrive XL, New Metal Tracks (Spotify), Music Choice, as well as follow-up single, “From The Ashes,” headed to radio October 25th.

The EP also includes the band’s latest cover song, its take on Fuel’s No. 1 hit song “Hemorrhage (In My Hands).”

“We all love music and are old enough to have some pretty big favorites over the years, but when Anthony [Armstrong, RED guitarist] suggested ‘Hemorrhage,’ we all agreed and loved the song,” shares RED vocalist Michael Barnes. “It actually came together rather quickly and as an added bonus we were able to work with the original producer of the song on our version!”

Produced by Ben Grosse, known for mixing RED’s albums as well as working with Fuel, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Alter Bridge and many others, “Hemorrhage” releases today to all digital and streaming outlets around the world (https://lnk.to/hemorrhage).

The new track joins the eclectic collection of songs RED has covered both live and in the studio from as far back as Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” featured on the 10-year anniversary of the GRAMMY-nominated album Innocence & Instinct out last month, to “Unstoppable” (originally by Sia) on its previous album GONE.

RED, comprised of Barnes, identical twin brothers Anthony and Randy Armstrong (bass), and longtime live drummer Dan Johnson, will also join In Flames for a 34-city major market tour across the US and Canada this fall:

Nov. 2  Wichita, KS – The Wave Outdoor, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 3  Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 4  Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 6  Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 7  Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 8  Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 9  Reno, NV – Cargo Concert Hall, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 10  Chico, CA – Senator Theater, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 11  San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 13  Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 14  Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom/Domino Room/Annex, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 16  Seattle, WA – El Corazón, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 17  Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 19  Calgary, AB, Canada – The Palace Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 20  Edmonton, AB, Canada – Union Hall, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 22  Winnipeg, MB, Canada – The Garrick, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 23  Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 24  Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 26  London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 27  Toronto, ON, Canada – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Nov. 28  Ottawa, ON, Canada – Bronson Centre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 3  Quebec City, QC, Canada – Impérial Bell, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 4  Montréal, QC, Canada – Corona Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 5  Portland, ME – Aura, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 6  Worcester, MA – Palladium, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 7  Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 8  New York, NY – Sony Hall, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 10  Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 11  Chattanooga, TN – The Signal, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 12  Greenville, SC – The Firmament, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 14  Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 15  Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 16  Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater, Tickets VIP RSVP

Dec. 18  Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre, Tickets VIP RSVP

All the latest RED tour dates, news and more can be found at www.thebandred.com, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify and Facebook where they have nearly one million likes.

About RED:

Rock band RED launched its RIAA Certified Gold album End of Silence in 2006, followed by five acclaimed albums that together amassed two million albums sold, hundreds of millions of streams, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, 24 consecutive No. 1 hits at CRR radio and two Gold-selling singles (“Breathe Into Me,” “Already Over”). The band has also received two GRAMMY nominations, six Dove Awards and multiple film, TV and gaming placements while being featured by Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Guitar World and many more. The band’s touring has taken them to more than 25 countries across 2,500+ concerts while their musical instrument endorsements include: Westone, PRS Guitars, Peavey.com, Mesa Boogie Amps, Line 6 and more. Forming RED ENTERTAINMENT earlier this year, the band is making plans now for a new full-length album in spring 2020.

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.

RACHAEL LAMPA RELEASES NEW SINGLE TO CHRISTIAN RADIO

‘He’s Good’ Goes for Adds Today to Christian AC/ Christian CHR Outlets
September 24, 2019 (Springdale, Arkansas) – “He’s Good,” a new radio release from Dove Award-winning artist Rachael Lampa, is out today. The Gospel-tinged music, produced by David Thulin, goes for adds to Christian AC and Christian CHR radio-formatted outlets. “When I walked in to write with David Thulin and Rhyan Shirley, I was struck by the pure joy and life in the room,” Lampa says about her co-writers, which also include Benji Cowart and Jesse Reeves. “I had been walking with some friends through a long and painful season full of disappointments and seemingly unanswered prayers, and they had just recently come out on the other side with an even bigger blessing than they could’ve dreamed of! Something they always said, usually through tears, is ‘God is good…no, God IS good. He doesn’t just DO good. He is the actual embodiment of GOOD.’ “This is something that doesn’t always feel real or even possible to me, but I really do believe it, in the deepest fibers of my being,” she says. “He will make all things good whether we see it in our lifetimes or not. So, my hope with my new song, ‘He’s Good,’ is that we can sing this over our victories and over our desperation and all of the messes in between!” Lampa started on to the scene in 2000 as an instant success in the Christian/Gospel market at the age of 14 with No. 1 hits that include “Live For You,” “Blessed” and “Lift Me Up.” She spent the majority of the early 2000s touring with artists such as Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Boyz To Men, Destiny’s Child, and Michael W. Smith, and appearing on “The Tonight Show,” “The View” and others. To date, she has recorded five studio albums, a remix album, and a greatest hits album. Lampa won a Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year for the No. 1 single, “Blessed.” In 2008, Rachael decided to step away from the world of deadlines and photo shoots to ask herself those “big” life questions of faith and worth and friends and family and things of the like. During this time, she joined with her three siblings to create a non-profit in Nashville called People Loving Nashville. People Loving Nashville focuses on building friendships and community with people in Nashville experiencing homelessness. This year, the non-profit celebrates its 10th anniversary. Along the way, Lampa sang background vocals for “American Idol” Season Six winner Jordin Sparks who was touring with the Jonas Brothers World Tour and Britney Spears’ Circus Tour. Lampa also released an EP titled “Human,” appeared with some friends in Nashville called “The Collective” on NBC’s “The Sing Off” and released another album called “All We Need.” In 2015, she began working as a backing vocalist for Irish singer/musician Hozier. They toured extensively and internationally, appearing on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and others. They also appeared on the GRAMMYS with Annie Lennox, and performed on the American Music Awards and at the Glastonbury Music Festival. Married in 2010, Lampa and her husband welcomed their son, Jackson McCarthy, in 2016. The following year, she released a cover of the hymn, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” In addition to the new single, “He’s Good,” Lampa also has released “Side of my Heart” and tour plans are in the works. For more information about Lampa, check out RachaelLampaMusic.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

LOVE OUR VETS – Offered as a FREE Kindle Download During Last Days of Suicide Prevention Month

Book Desperately Needed After a Wave of Pastoral Deaths and a Suicide Spike in Navy and Marine Corps Re-issued book by Welby O’Brien Gives Practical Information for Those Suffering from PTSD and Depression
Portland, OR – Deep River Books has announced that Welby O’Brien’s celebrated book Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD is being offered as a free Kindle download on September 27 and 28, the final weekend of Suicide Prevention Month.  O’Brien says, “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is rampant, plaguing millions in the US alone, along with all those who care about them. It can affect anyone, not just the military community. For every one person battling PTSD, many others are deeply impacted by secondary PTSD in the wake of the trauma.”

An authority on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and grief, O’Brien’s book is for caregivers, families, loved ones, and veterans themselves who are strugglingto survive the daunting challenges of trauma. The book was birthed after she married a veteran who suffers as a result of his combat experience in Vietnam. Love Our Vets draws from O’Brien’s extensive research and her personal understanding of the issues, and seeks to: Reaffirm, by answering more than 60 questions most asked by families struggling with PTSD; Replenish, by helping caregivers understand and meet their own needs; and Reflect, sharing the hope and wisdom of others who have faced these same struggles. O’Brien explains, “Although there is no simple single prevention for suicide, as trauma survivors get the help and support they need, their symptoms of PTSD become less severe. Suicidal thoughts are more common than we like to think.”  This year, the news has been plagued by a wave of heartbreaking stories of pastors, actors, and other prominent figures taking their own lives. This week, the US Navy tragically reported three unrelated suicides on one aircraft carrier alone. (Read New York Times article here.)  “The urgent need is rapidly rising among both military and civilians, and needs to be addressed.” Love Our Vets has been endorsed by numerous veteran organizations; the National Alliance on Mental Illness; private counselors; many VA chaplains and mental health leads; and hundreds of families who have been given hope, knowing they are not alone. Love Our Vets’ deeply relevant subject matter has resulted in an online community serving families of those battling posttraumatic stress. This PTSD Family Support network includes a rapidly growing Facebook group made up of over 40,000 individuals, as well as an onlineresource and support network (www.loveourvets.org). More importantly, it has grown to encourage, educate, and inspire families and friends who are living with relentless challenges in the dark and lonely world of PTSD.  Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD is published by Deep River Books, and is on Amazon and wherever books are sold. The free Kindle download of the book will be available Sept. 27 and 28th at https://www.amazon.com/Love-Our-Vets-Restoring-Families/dp/1940269598/ For more about Welby O’Brien and all of her books go to:
https://welbyo.com/

VENTURE3MEDIA LAUNCHES SIMPLE HYMNS INITIATIVE, RELEASES SONGS OF REDEMPTION TODAY

 

Hymns, Companion Acoustic Performance Videos Feature Pat Barrett,

Chris McClarney, Leigh Nash, Dan Koch, Anthony Skinner, Aaron Keyes, More

Venture3Media (V3M) launches its Simple Hymns series with today’s (Aug. 30) release of Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption featuring such well-known worship leaders as Pat Barrett (Housefires), Chris McClarney (Jesus Culture), Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Dan Koch, Anthony Skinner, Aaron Keyes and more. The 10-hymn album is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and more digital and streaming outlets globally.

The first of several new recordings in the Simple Hymns series to release over the next year, Songs of Redemption combines classic Hymns with a fresh interpretation, some with additional lyrics, as well as new songs that have been written and recorded in a hymn-like style and focusing on the Majesty and Greatness of God.

Simple Hymns is a response to those that long for a return to a richer and more lyric focused worship expression, combined with a simplicity of musical instrumentation,” shares Venture3Media president and founder Steve Nicolle. “Worship music shifts in style from decade to decade, along with shifts in lyrical themes and focus. What makes the hymns so unique and special is their ability to stand the test of time. When times become more turbulent or uncertain, we tend to hold to things that have endured. Hymns give us that anchor, and remind us that God’s love and His nature are unchanging.”

Some of the classic hymns in this first Simple Hymns installment include songs written by Fanny Crosby, Charles Wesley and John Newton, with Newton’s “Amazing Grace” receiving additional lyrics written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio. This song, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” was newly recorded by Barrett.

Other featured tracks include “Like A Wideness Of The Sea” written and performed by Skinner, “Psalm 62” written by Keyes and Stuart Townend and performed by Keyes, “Blessed Redeemer” sung by Nash and written by Crosby with modern interpretation by McClarney, Chris Eaton and John Hartley, and “All To Jesus (I Surrender)” written by JW Van Deventer with a fresh interpretation by Paul Oakley and performed by Brady Toops and Michal Mitha.

Along with the new music, compelling acoustic videos of all the songs being sung by the artists were recorded and are featured on a companion Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption Digital Deluxe Apple/iTunes exclusive version of the album.

“These hymns and videos are purposefully simple with acoustic instrumentation, nothing overproduced to allow them to be sung by worship leaders in the most unplugged setting, or added to the worship music song selections in any sized church,” says Nicolle. “These Simple Hymns are also well suited as a background for personal worship, reflection and devotions.”

Future Simple Hymns releases that are already being developed will feature hymns set around communion, worship, praise, Christmas, Easter and more.

The full Simple Hymns: Songs of Redemption track listing follows:

01)  All To Jesus (I Surrender) feat. Brady Toops and Michal Mitha

02)  Blessed Redeemer feat. Leigh Nash

03)  Jesus, We Look To Thee feat. Savannah Ellis

04)  Like A Wideness Of The Sea feat. Anthony Skinner

05)  Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) feat. Pat Barrett

06)  This I Know (There Is A Fountain) feat. Katie Gustafson and Chris Weninegar

07)  I Know That My Redeemer Lives feat. Dan Koch

08)  Psalm 62 feat. Aaron Keyes

09)  How I Love Jesus (There Is A Name) feat. Chris Weninegar and Katie Gustafson

10)  Yes, I’ll Sing feat. Lynsey Berry

For all the latest Simple Hymns news, visit www.simplehymns.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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.

Author says Christian leaders who want to eradicate the Old Testament will render the New Testament irrelevant

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For Immediate Release (Arlington, TX)—In his new book, “Divine Mysteries: Concise and Thoughtful Ancient Biblical Wisdom,” Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is intentional in his use of both the Old and New Testaments to explain some of the Bible’s most perplexing issues. He says any leader or pastor who wants to eradicate the Old Testament from modern-day Christianity is making the New Testament irrelevant as well. 

“Jesus and the Apostles read the Old Testament,” says Dr. Johnson.  “Paul reminded Timothy to remember what he had learned from it. The cornerstone and foundation upon which Christianity and the New Testament rests is the Jewish Bible, or what is called the Tenach. The New Testament was not written or completed until after the resurrection. Christians ignoring the Old Testament will miss the meaning of everything written in the New.  I prefer the terms First and Second Covenants rather than Old and New Testaments. There is nothing ‘old’ within the Hebrew Bible as it is the fertile seed that birthed the New Testament, and a fertile seed is not old, but alive and strong.” 

A recent study by Lifeway found that about half of Americans (53 percent) have read relatively little of the Bible. The study shows that one in 10 has read none of it, while 13 percent have read a few sentences. Thirty percent say they have read several passages or stories. Dr. Johnson says biblical illiteracy is one reason he wrote the book, but not the only reason.

“Believers are not being taught scripture thoroughly, and are ignorant of basic scriptural knowledge,” says Dr. Johnson. “It seems to be the product of an entertainment culture in churches. We have personality/celebrity talks or rallies instead of verse-by-verse teaching, thus creating a shallow Christian community that has not been taught the holiness of reading scripture. But even the most educated evangelicals struggle with biblical mysteries. I wrote this book to remind us all that God is bigger than our preconceived ideas about His involvement with those created in His image. I also wanted to offer believers hope during times when life does not make any sense and gets messy.  God is bigger than our denominational mores and interpretations of Him.”

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About the Author:
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a Bible expositor with expertise in Jewish roots of Christianity, the Middle East, and theology. He is the founder and president of Israel Today Ministries which has helped feed thousands of Israeli children and Holocaust survivors. In addition to being an author of several books, he is a former adjunct professor of systematic theology and has taught in universities around the world including Harvard and Oxford. He received a Master’s degree from Moody Bible Institute, his Doctorate from Louisiana Baptist University, and Doctoral Research with the University of South Africa. For more information, visit www.IsraelTodayMinistries.org.

HILLSONG WORSHIP INCREASES GLOBAL INFLUENCE

WITH RELEASE OF FIRST-EVER SPANISH STUDIO ALBUM

“HAY MÁS” AVAILABLE TODAY

Latin America Tour Kicks-off Aug. 17 in

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

LOS ANGELES (August 16, 2019) — Multi-platinum-selling Hillsong Worship expands its global mission with the release of their debut Spanish album. Available today, “HAY MÁS” (“There is More”) has entered the Spanish language market in a big way with the breakout single “Hermoso Nombre” already garnering over 10M global streams to date.

“HAY MÁS” is an extension of the groups’ chart-topping “There Is More” project and features the vocals of Brooke Ligertwood, Taya, Jad Gillies, Aodhan King, and David Ware singing all songs in Spanish for the first time backed by a choir made up of local worship leaders from Hillsong Buenos Aires.

A global and local expression of Hillsong Church, the 11-track compilation includes songs such as, “Who You Say I Am,” “The Passion,” and “New Wine,” along with Hillsong Worship favorites “What A Beautiful Name,” and “I Surrender,” among others.

“For many years, we have been offering translated versions of our albums sung by our translation teams around the world, but we are now thrilled to be able to offer a Spanish language album that features the voices and worship leading of leaders who make up our Hillsong Worship team and whom many listeners would know and love from our English language albums,” says Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood. “We pray that ‘HAY MÁS’ is a great blessing to the Spanish speaking believers all around the world and that the significant contingent of the global Church who speak this beautiful language would feel and know that Hillsong Church is championing them all the way!”

In support of the new music,Hillsong Worship will kick off their Latin America Tour in the Dominican Republic on Aug 17 with stops in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. For a list of dates and cities, visit https://hillsong.com/worship and https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/hillsong-worship-there-more-tour-latin-america.

“HAY MÁS” Track Listing:

  1. Quien Dices Que Soy
  2. La Passión
  3. Vivo Estoy
  4. No Temeré
  5. Vino Nuevo
  6. En Tu Presencia
  7. Hermoso Nombre
  8. A Ti Me Rindo
  9. En Esto Creo (El Credo)
  10. Hosanna
  11. Alabaré Al Señor (Anástasis)

About Hillsong Worship:

Hillsong Worship exists to serve the global Church and equip believers everywhere with songs of Holy Spirit power that exalt and glorify the Name of Jesus, build the Church and fuel revival on the earth.  With songs such as “What a Beautiful Name,” “Cornerstone,” “Mighty To Save,” “This I Believe (The Creed)” and “Who You Say I Am,” Hillsong Worships catalogue is sung by an estimated 50 million people worldwide each week.  Featuring worship leaders and songwriters such as Brooke Ligertwood, Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Taya, Aodhan King, David Ware and more, Hillsong Worship is committed to continuing its legacy of writing and leading songs that – by God’s grace – impact both individual devotion and congregational worship for the glory of God. For more information, visit www.hillsong.com/worship   

JASON GRAY RELEASES, ORDER,

VOLUME 1 OF NEW PROJECT

“I’m Gonna Let It Go” Becomes One Of Gray’s

Most Successful Radio Single Debuts

Gray Hosts New Sirius XM Radio Show “Acoustic Storytime”

Centricity Music recording artist Jason Gray releases today (Aug. 16) his latest music project, Order, the first volume of a three-part album, Order Disorder Reorder. The 5-song recording is available now on digital retail and streaming outlets globally through https://jasongray.lnk.to/order, as well as at physical retail.

Working with producers and writers such as Jeff Sojka, Ellie Holcomb and more, Gray showcases his signature heartfelt, poignant lyrics paired with well-crafted pop melodies on Order. The volume includes his current single “I’m Gonna Let It Go,” which has become one of his most successful radio debuts to date. The song is already No. 14 and rising on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart and has an impressive 68 stations playing the single, including national radio networks and leading outlets like K-Love, WAY-FM, Sirius XM The Message, KLTY (Dallas) and KSBJ (Houston).

“Order is when things are more or less going the way you hope,” says Gray of the foundation behind the new music. “You’ve earned some wisdom through what God has brought you through thus far, and you’re putting what you know to good use. Yet, there is always more to be learned, and that will be explored in future volumes.”

“The new EP is a 5 song reflection,” continues Gray, “on what I think of as the kind of base-line wisdom that is foundational for future discovery: the humility that recognizes we are works in progress (“Becoming”), the simple gratitude for the gift and giver of life (“Maker Of Mornings”), the necessity of childlikeness (“The Wonder”), the peace of living surrendered (“I’m Gonna Let it Go”), and the hope that the author and finisher of our faith is always at work in the roller coaster ride of transformation (“Order Disorder Reorder”).”

The release of Order will be followed by Disorder and Reorder in a cascading release schedule over the next year.

“I decided to release Order Disorder Reorder in three parts to give time and space to reflect on one part of the journey before digging into the next,” Gray says of the idea to explore these themes in three separate volumes.

Along with the new music, listeners can also hear the singer-songwriter on SiriusXM’s new, nationally syndicated program Acoustic Storytime. Named after his live album released in 2008, Gray serves as the host of this monthly writer’s-round radio show sponsored by Compassion LIVE and featuring performances from Christian artists recorded at Nashville (Brentwood, TN) coffeeshop The Well. The first episode featured Brandon Heath, Jonny Diaz, and Sanctus Real, and the newest episode, recorded earlier this week before a live audience, features Tenth Avenue North, Ryan Stevenson ​and Mallary Hope.

Gray is also taking the new music from Order, as well as his hits and fan favorites on the road, touring the country with Citizen Way and The Young Escape this fall. He is further being featured at festivals, amphitheaters and more, including Billings, Montana’s Made Alive Festival today (Aug. 16).

For all Gray’s latest tour, Acoustic Storytime, 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 Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Caitie Hurst, Carrollton, For All Seasons, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point InsideOut, 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 nominations, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, a Gold Album and Gold Singles. For more information on Centricity Music, visit www.centricitymusic.com.

RAPPER KJ-52’S BOOK RELEASE COINCIDES WITH 44TH BIRTHDAY

Dove Award Winner Debuts as Author with ‘What Happened Was…’
June 26, 2019 (Springdale, Ark.) – Happy Birthday today to rapper KJ-52! The Dove Award winner is celebrating his 44th birthday by making his debut as an author with the release of “What Happened Was….,” a compilation of stories from his life, or, as KJ-52 puts it, “a testament to what God can do with a misfit.” “Over the 20 years of doing music full time, I’ve accumulated a lot of unique experiences,” KJ-52 says. “My hope and desire with my new book and new album is to share a conversation with you, the audience, about some of my greatest triumphs, joys and failures. ‘What Happened Was…’ is a compilation of true stories from my childhood, music, songs, touring and more. And each story comes with its own soundtrack to help you experience exactly what I was feeling when I was going through that moment.” The book is available in ebook, audiobook and physical format at Amazon and KJ52.com, with a musical companion piece of the same name available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital formats. The audiobook version also is available on audible and iTunes and is streaming as a special edition on Spotify and Apple Music. As an exclusive treat, KJ-52’s is offering his original 1994-97 demos to fans on Spotify and Apple Music. For one-stop shopping, all items can be purchased at KJ52.com. Writing and publishing this book has been KJ-52’s dream for many years, he says, a dream that finally took off when KJ-52 asked his longtime friend to share some memories, with one conversation turning into another. “They all seemed to start with the phrase, ‘What happened was….’ I started compiling all of those stories into a journal, every time I’d come up with one, I’d jot it down until I had pages and pages of ‘what happened was…’ type stories,” he says. “This book should feel like a conversation between me and you because that’s literally what it is,” says KJ-52. “It’s not a tell all/gossip book. My only two requirements of any story that I included was: is it positive and does it have a resolution? This book is a testament to what God can do with a misfit.” The music companion piece, an eight-song Christian hip hop/rap musical collaboration, produced by Poetics, features appearances by Xay Hill, Dre Murray, V. Rose and others. KJ-52, who is based in Cape Coral, Florida, is a Guinness world record holder in freestyling and has garnered six Dove Award wins to-date, including taking home honors for song of the year for “Do Yo Thang” and “Never Look Away” and multiple album of the year wins for “Five-Two Television,” “KJ-52 Remixed,” and “It’s Pronounced Five Two.” To learn more about KJ-52, visit KJ52.com, like KJ-52 on Facebook and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

HILLSONG UNITED RELEASES “PEOPLE (DELUXE)” 

Album Featuring Reworked Offerings of Fan Favorites Available Today,

Group Announces New Dates for Widely Popular “People Tour”

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LOS ANGELES (June 28, 2019) — Hillsong UNITED announces the release of “People (Deluxe).” Available today, the compilation is an extension of the group’s record-breaking “People” live album and features seven brand new acousticofferings and reworked versions of fan favorites such as “Good Grace,” “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now),” “Another In The Fire,” “Highlands,” “Holy Ground” and “Here’s To The One,” as well as an exclusive radio edit of “Good Grace.”

“As the name suggests, this whole album is for people and we wanted you to be encouraged that these songs can be played in all different forms, not limited to the album setting or arrangements,” says UNITED’s Taya. “So whether it’s for church services or small gatherings, or playing these songs with just an acoustic guitar in your bedroom – wherever you find yourself, we pray these songs would put joy in your heart, courage in your belly, and a big ol’ smile on your face.”

In support of their new music, Hillsong UNITED returned to the United States in April 2019 for the first time in nearly three years for their People Tour. With multiple sold-out shows including LA’s Staples Center, NYC’s Madison Square Garden and D.C.’s The Anthem, the group just announced that it will be expanding their tour with six new dates in September. Presented by Premier Productions, cities added include Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville, Oklahoma City and Bossier City. Tickets for the newly added dates are available now at hillsongunited.com.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be announcing new dates for the People Tour,” shares Hillsong UNITED’s JD. “We have been making music and touring for a while now but something feels different about this tour…it’s hard to put into words what God is doing each night as we have been traveling around this great nation, but it’s clear He is moving in the most powerful way we’ve experienced and we don’t want anyone missing out. Hope you can come and join us!”

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 3.1 billion worldwide career streams to date. Their most recent album “People” garnered the group its largest career street week sales to date debuting at No. 1 on HITS Top 50 Chart, No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album, Top Christian/ Gospel Album and Top Current Album charts, and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200. The monumental project generated over 8 million streams and over 100K in albums sold within its first week. The group also remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 10.8 million fans combined.

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

Newly added Hillsong UNITED People Tour dates:
September 7 –  Jacksonville, FL
September 9 – Indianapolis, IN
September 10 – Milwaukee, WI
September 11 – Louisville, KY
September 13— Oklahoma City, OK
September 14— Bossier City, LA

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 No. 2 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 10.8 million across all major social network platforms to date, including over 2.1 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 U.S.); “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.