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AUDREY ASSAD RELEASES EVERGREEN ALBUM TODAY

AUDREY ASSAD RELEASES EVERGREEN ALBUM TODAY

AMIDST 5-STAR ACCLAIM

“One of the richest musical experiences of the year” – NewReleaseToday.com

Chips away at “bad ideas about God” – RELEVANT Magazine

One of the top “albums to know” – CCM Magazine

“New and Noteworthy” – Sojourners Magazine

“Masterpiece” – Aleteia

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad releases amidst 5-star acclaim today (Feb. 23) her first album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen, from Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution. The album is available at digital and streaming outlets globally, with iTunes, Spotify, Amazon.com and Apple Music accessible now through the link https://rma.lnk.to/evergreen.

Forging through the flames of personal pain in the deepest corners of her broken heart, Assad’s Evergreen features songs of rebirth, identity, the rebuilding of trust and discovery of joy and love. The album was conceptualized in the summer of 2016 when Assad reignited her musical friendship with “I Shall Not Want” co-writer Bryan Brown, who co-wrote and co-produced “Evergreen,” the first song from the sessions that cemented the album’s title.

“I remember looking up the tree of life and finding out that it was believed in some Jewish traditions to be a sycamore fig tree, which is evergreen,” recalls Assad. “I loved the idea that the tree of life, which I had always naively imagined to be some little backyard fruit tree, was actually a towering, season-less one. It is also said to be the sort of tree that Zacchaeus climbed to see Jesus, and that story has been a great comfort to me…”

The lead single from Evergreen, “Deliverer,” hearkens back to Assad’s hit-making streak on Sparrow Records, beginning with self-restrained beauty that eventually blossoms into a wall of sound as it speaks of Assad’s attempt to look at the term from fresh angles. “All along I had thought Jesus was my deliverer from God—it turns out that, among other things, Jesus actually delivers me from my worst ideas about God.”

Another standout on the album named a “masterpiece” by Aleteia is the sublime gentleness of the piano ballad “Drawn to You,” which includes a chorus co-written with Matt Maher while the verses were written after Assad’s first connection with her trauma therapist. “I wanted to compose something that honored my grief, and the pain in every human heart that might find a refuge in the song.”

There’s also the Celtic-flavored stomp “Wounded Healer,” which was co-produced with Ben Shive (Andrew Peterson, Brandon Heath, Colony House) and inspired in part by a book by Henri Nouwen of the same name. “I heard the term first from him and fell in love with the idea that Jesus rose from the dead still bearing his wounds and went to heaven with a wounded body. It’s something I try to meditate on frequently, to seek out what mysteries God might be revealing about himself in it. I hoped to achieve an Irish sense of melody without a lot of traditional Irish sounds—layering and editing synth samples and pianos to create the sound for the opening line was one of my favorite things I did on the whole project.”

Receiving Apple Music / iTunes “Hot Tracks” and “Pre-Orders” features, adds to Spotify playlists such as “WorshipNow” and “New Music Friday Christian,” and placement on Amazon Music “Fresh Christian,” “Top Worship Songs” and more, Assad’s Evergreen is also gathering recent or upcoming covers, features and reviews in such diverse and significant media outlets as Charisma Magazine, Catholic Digest, HomeLife Magazine, Simple Grace, CatholicTV, JesusFreakHideout.com, HollywoodJesus.com, Worship Musician and many others.

Relevant Magazine says Evergreen is “chipping away at bad ideas about God” while Sojourners Magazine names the album “new and noteworthy.”

Highlighted as one of the top “albums to know,” CCM Magazine says the album mixes “courage, vulnerability, and hope in her poetic lyricism, lovely piano melodies and pristine voice” as The Christian Beat echoes that Evergreen is “a compilation of stirring and moving melodic songs” and Today’s Christian Entertainment adds that it’s “certain to be one of this year’s most memorable releases.”

“Trying to process all of the themes on Evergreen feels a little like excavating gems from marble: the treasures are deep and manifold, but even the process of handling such a quality encasement for them is a pleasure in and of itself,” writes NewReleaseToday.com’s Mary Nikkel in her first 5-star review in four years. “If you are a mourner, a worshipper, a skeptic or in any desperate want of spiritual shelter, Evergreen will feel like home to you…Evergreen will be one of the richest musical experiences of the year.”

“I hope that Evergreen is a healing oil in the wounds of whoever comes across it. I am stumbling towards health and wholeness and I desire that for anyone who hears this music,” shares Assad. “I recognize that some of the themes and stylistic choices are perhaps slightly different than where I have been camping as an artist for the past few years—but I am hopeful that it will be a solace and sanctuary for anyone who needs peace and joy in their lives. It has been a labor of hard-won love and emerged from the deepest parts of my spirit.”

For more information on Audrey Assad and Evergreen, go to www.audreyassad.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.com.

About Audrey Assad:

Lauded by the New York Times, multiple Dove Award nominee and iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year recipient (The House You’re Building, 2010) Assad releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer” on Fortunate Fall Records. In addition to her top-charting albums, Audrey speaks about art, faith, womanhood, justice and pornography addiction at Catholic and evangelical events such as Q Ideas, Focus Conferences and more. She has written songs for Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Brett Younker, Sarah Hart, Meredith Andrews and others, is featured on Chris Tomlin’s RIAA certified Gold record, Glory in the Highest (2009), and her cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” is heard in the fall 2016 season opener of NBC’s Timeless.

Having toured with Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Jars of Clay and others, Audrey has further been featured at World Youth Day 2016 (Poland), Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral and during the Papal Event “World Meeting of Families.” She also writes reflective and devotional entries for the likes of Christianity Today, the Magnificat and Blessed is She.

About Tone Tree Music:
Established in 2010, Tone Tree Music offers sales, retail marketing and distribution for independent artists. Tone Tree Music has represented such acclaimed artists as The Civil Wars, Lindsey Stirling, Audrey Assad, Holly Williams, Peter Bradley Adams, Jars of Clay, Ruelle, Joy Williams, Birdtalker, HalfNoise, Marc Scibilia and more. (www.tonetreemusic.com)

YPER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “GOD DAMN EVIL,” APRIL 20T

Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order at all major retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Limited edition pre-order offers are also available (see below).

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, “Take It To The Cross.” View the Lyric video here: https://youtu.be/OWvdLnP8m3I.

“’Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” says Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act of Defiance / Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100% high octane.”

“Take It To The Cross” can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Those links available HERE: http://radi.al/GodDamnEvil.

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

God Damn Evil is the follow-up to STRYPER’s ninth studio album, Fallen (Frontiers Music SRL), which released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. 2016’s 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour saw record crowds and featured the band’s largest sound and lighting production in nearly two decades.

STRYPER will return to the road this year, kicking off the God Damn Evil World Tour at the at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th. Tour dates will be posted as confirmed at http://www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html.

“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what STRYPER is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.”

Track Listing for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
2. Sorry
3. Lost
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
8. Beautiful
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here

God Damn Evil Limited Edition Pre-Order Offers:

Stryper Webstore: Includes EXCLUSIVE yellow colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide), autographed vinyl test pressings, EXCLUSIVE t-shirt design (Stryper store ONLY), autographed CDs and more! Pre-order HERE: https://stores.portmerch.com/stryper/

Frontiers U.S. Webstore: Includes EXCLUSIVE gold colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide), autographed vinyl test pressings, EXCLUSIVE t-shirt design (Frontiers store ONLY), autographed CDs and more! Pre-order HERE: http://pmusic.co/34WWZE

Frontiers EU Webstore: Includes EXCLUSIVE silver colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide) and more! Pre-order HERE: http://bit.ly/2nSs5ey

For more information, visit http://www.stryper.com.

LOVECOLLIDE SINGLE “I DON’T WANT IT” HITS RADIO TODAY

 

 

 

Declarative Lead Track From Tired Of Basic Album Releasing April 13

Already Receiving National Airplay, Adds On Multiple Spotify Playlists

 

NewReleaseToday.com Premieres “I Don’t Want It” Music Video

 

 

Lauren Budnick and Brooke DeLeary of the faith-forward pop duo LOVECOLLIDE declare “I Don’t Want It” with the lead single from their third full-length album, Tired Of Basic, which independently releases April 13 on ABS Entertainment, LLC with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music. Available now as a digital single at iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon.com, Spotify Google Play and more retail and streaming outlets internationally, “I Don’t Want It” also goes for radio ads beginning today.

 

“The song is about holding our dreams up to God,” shares Brooke. “We are calling out to God, saying, ‘I don’t want this if it’s without you.’” (See Brooke and Lauren share more about the new single on LOVECOLLIDE’s Facebook page.)

 

Already in rotation at radio outlets like NGEN (Houston, TX), The Z (Spartanburg, SC) and KMOQ (Joplin, MO), “I Don’t Want It” is also featured on multiple Spotify playlists with hundreds-of-thousands of collective followers, including Pop For Life, Party Anthem 2018, American Top 40 Charts, Reputation – Taylor Swift, Girl Power Run and many others.

 

“I Don’t Want It” is receiving additional plays as the song becomes the first music video from Tired Of Basic. The video premiered at NewReleaseToday.com yesterday and can be seen now at https://youtu.be/rVEBA0PK2eg.

 

“What we wanted to show in the video was that we all have very basic outer shells; we are all alike,” says Brooke. “But on the inside the Holy Spirit lives, making us explode with unique weirdness and color that is undefinable and differs from human to human. The paint and glitter in the video is the outward representation of that explosion.”

 

With the new single, video and album emerging after a season filled with doubt, loss, depression and uncertainty, LOVECOLLIDE’s Tired Of Basic, produced by Riley Friesen (Family Force 5, Group 1 Crew) and Matt Dally (Superchick, Jamie Grace), is meant to be a revolution against boredom, mediocrity and status quo living.

 

“That’s the theme, that’s the mission–an extraordinary life,” states Brooke. “Living in a way where you can never be labeled, like Jesus. Starting revival by being the light, being different, showing who Jesus is through us.”

 

“We want our music to be an experience, not just something to listen to,” adds Lauren. “We want the vibe, the style we give people and the love they receive to be something they remember, something that changes them.”

 

For all the latest LOVECOLLIDE news, tour dates, pictures from Lauren and Adam Budnick’s wedding this month, and more, go to: www.lovecollide.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

 

About LOVECOLLIDE:

Having started a band together when they were just tweens, Nashville-based LOVECOLLIDE siblings Brooke and Lauren share a passion for revival and extraordinary, bold living for Jesus. The duo first hit the Billboard charts in 2016 with the song “Mother of the Son of God” and have garnered two top-20 album nods (2014, 2016) from NewReleaseToday.com. The girls were featured in the hit movie God’s Not Dead 2 leading the song “How Great Thou Art” and in Hayley Orrantia’s music video “Strong, Sweet and Southern” while Lauren was in a Nashville TV series film trailer. Together they have also shared stages with Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets, Unspoken and others.

 

Touring nationally with Lauren and Brooke co-leading vocals, guitar and bass and with Adam on drums, LOVECOLLIDE has brought their vertical driven concerts to such diverse venues as college campuses, churches, schools, retreats, conferences, camps and major Christian festivals. They have also toured throughout Canada, something that’s particularly meaningful for the girls as tribal members of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in Muncey, Ontario.

 

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 nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

FLAME TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

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Multi-award nominated artist, FLAME, is set to release his ninth studio album titled, God Knows. The album is set apart from his previous eight records in that it is the most personal in nature. FLAME discusses issues that he has never spoken about during the duration of his time as a public figure. If you thought you knew all there was to know about him, this album will prove otherwise!

Flame explains, “One of the most significant characteristics of God is His omniscience—His complete knowledge of all things. In fact, in the book of Isaiah, God calls on His knowledge of the past, present and future as evidence for who He is. Isaiah 46:9-19 states, ‘for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose…’’ In God Knows, FLAME draws strength from this particular attribute of God.

He goes on to state, “The reality that God has full knowledge of all of life’s traumas and triumphs is a source of strength and encouragement. In particular, in the face of events you do not understand, such as betrayal and corruption. By knowing that God has a purpose brings comfort. Knowing that you aren’t alone when facing adversity has always proven to be empowering. I hope many will find consolation after hearing about what I’ve experienced in my life’s journey so far. It’s a pretty emotional album.”

The album is set to release within the next two months through his label Clear Sight Music. God Knows will take you through a tumultuous journey with FLAME over a hotbed of invigorating production as He leans in on God’s omniscience like a GPS on a long unpredictable road trip.

LOVECOLLIDE RELEASES TIRED OF BASIC APRIL 13

LOVECOLLIDE RELEASES TIRED OF BASIC APRIL 13

 

Faith-Forward Pop Duo Challenges Status Quo Living, Defies Labels

 

LOVECOLLIDE’s Lauren DeLeary, Band Drummer Adam Budnick Married Jan. 6

 

 

Lauren Budnick and Brooke DeLeary of the faith-forward pop duo LOVECOLLIDE announce their third full-length album, Tired Of Basic, which is set to independently release April 13 on ABS Entertainment, LLC with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music.

 

Having spent their young lives working to buck trends, sisters Lauren and Brooke intentionally defy cultural norms with an “all-in,” risky faith that has led to cameo appearances in the film God’s Not Dead 2, a Nashville TV series trailer, a Hayley Orrantia music video and more, as well as sparked tours coast-to-coast and events with some of Christian music’s best-known artists.

 

With Tired Of Basic, the girls continue to shatter expectations, recording a soundtrack that is meant to be a revolution against boredom, mediocrity and status quo living.

 

“That’s the theme, that’s the mission–an extraordinary life,” states Brooke. “Living in a way where you can never be labeled, like Jesus. Starting revival by being the light, being different, showing who Jesus is through us.”

 

Sonically, Tired of Basic finds LOVECOLLIDE experimenting with cutting edge pop sounds courtesy of producers Riley Friesen (Family Force 5, Group 1 Crew) and Matt Dally (Superchick, Jamie Grace), while the lyrics have emerged from a season filled with doubt, loss, depression and uncertainty. LOVECOLLIDE deploys earworm hooks to address topics like being “awake” in Christ, God’s relentless pursuit of humanity, surrendering dreams to God and trusting Him in the midst of uncertainty, the latter being the theme of the first single from the album, “I Don’t Want It,” which goes for radio adds beginning Jan. 26.

 

“We want our music to be an experience, not just something to listen to,” says Lauren. “We want the vibe, the style we give people and the love they receive to be something they remember, something that changes them.”

 

The full Tired of Basic track listing follows:

 

1) Awake

2) Undeniable

3) I Don’t Want It

4) I Believe In Loud

5) Take Me On

6) So What

7) Maybe

8) Breaking My Heart

9) Wildfire

10) Extraordinary

 

In addition to the new music, Lauren formally announces that she has taken a new name following her marriage Jan. 6 to longtime LOVECOLLIDE drummer Adam Budnick. The couple’s engagement and wedding story, along with photos, can be seen at The Knot.

 

 

About LOVECOLLIDE:

Having started a band together when they were just tweens, Nashville-based LOVECOLLIDE siblings Brooke and Lauren share a passion for revival and extraordinary, bold living for Jesus. The duo first hit the Billboard charts in 2016 with the song “Mother of the Son of God” and have garnered two top-20 album nods (2014, 2016) from NewReleaseToday.com. The girls were featured in the hit movie God’s Not Dead 2 leading the song “How Great Thou Art” and in Hayley Orrantia’s music video “Strong, Sweet and Southern” while Lauren was in a Nashville TV series film trailer. Together they have also shared stages with Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets, Unspoken and others.

 

Touring nationally with Lauren and Brooke co-leading vocals, guitar and bass and with Adam on drums, LOVECOLLIDE has brought their vertical driven concerts to such diverse venues as college campuses, churches, schools, retreats, conferences, camps and major Christian festivals. They have also toured throughout Canada, something that’s particularly meaningful for the girls as tribal members of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in Muncey, Ontario.

 

For all the latest LOVECOLLIDE news, tour dates and more, go to: www.lovecollide.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

 

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 nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

TREE63 FRONTMAN JOHN ELLIS RELEASES SOLO ALBUM GROWING SILENT

TREE63 FRONTMAN JOHN ELLIS RELEASES SOLO ALBUM GROWING SILENT

Includes Co-Writes With Matt Redman, Unreleased Tree63 Track

 

 

Known as the frontman for the internationally renowned, GMA Dove Award-winning South African rock band Tree63, John Ellis released his fourth solo album, Growing Silent, Oct. 20 through Africa-based Christian Art Media. An ASCAP Vanguard Award-winning songwriter, this is the first time Ellis has released an album of specifically all worship songs.

 

Available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify, Bandcamp and everywhere great digital music is heard, Ellis harvested from over a decade’s worth of original songs for this new, 10-song recording. Each of the tracks are entwined with vulnerable, confessional moments.

 

“Silence is almost the antithesis of modern life; we are the most over-stimulated generation in the vast history of humanity,” shares Ellis, revealing the impetus behind Growing Silent. “When we stop our endless torrents of words and noise that we throw at God all day, every day, we are able to stand silently before God and only then really get to know Him.

 

“We are repeatedly encouraged in the Bible to be still and silent, things which seem more difficult to do now than ever before,” continues Ellis. “Silence of the heart, silence of the mind, even silence of the tongue, these are the foundations of a contemplative way of life, which is where the deep things of God truly reside.”

 

Featured on Growing Silent are three songs written in 2005 with multiple Grammy Award-winning Matt Redman: “Hope Springs Eternal,” “Rose Again” and “Anywhere and Everywhere.” It also includes the Ellis-penned “If God,” first featured on Tree63’s 2015 reunion album, Land.

 

Additional tracks include the first single and lyric video from the album, “Mercy,” as well as “Believe,” “Be Still” and the title track that Ellis wrote more than ten years ago while on tour in the US with Tree63. “It was an experiment in a certain style of writing, but it has my favorite line in it: ‘a speechless man is sometimes worth a million preachers sounding forth’.”

 

The full Growing Silent track listing follows:

 

1.   Mercy

2.   If God

3.   Be Still

4.   The Feast

5.   Anywhere and Everywhere

6.   Rose Again

7.   Believe

8.   Hope Springs Eternal

9.   This Love

10. Growing Silent

 

For more information on John Ellis, Growing Silent, the latest tour dates and more, go to

http://johnellis.co.za/, www.johnellisproduction.com, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

About John Ellis:

Since his major label debut as frontman and guitarist for the internationally renowned, GMA Dove Award-winning rock band Tree 63 in 1999, John Ellis has become a stalwart of the songwriting community. An ASCAP Award-winning songwriter, Ellis has written and recorded such internationally known hits as “Treasure,” “Look What You’ve Done,” “A Million Lights,” “King,” “Stumbling Stone,” “Sunday,” “Come Out Fighting,” “Get You” and “Set Your Self On Fire.” He also led the No. 1 hit in the US, “Blessed Be Your Name,” named Billboard’s most played Christian Song Of The Year in 2004.

 

Ellis has shared the stage with The Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, Delirious?, Matt Redman, Ard Matthews, Just Jinjer and many more. He has further played at a Billy Graham Evangelical Association event and toured across the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Australia, New Zealand and more countries across the world.

 

Launching his solo career in 2010, Ellis is also a full-time parent and part-time lecturer at Varsity College and Vega in Durban, South Africa.

 

Zach Williams Debuts Christmas Single “The Call of Christmas”; Readies for Christmas tour

NEW CHRISTMAS SINGLE ARRIVES FROM ZACH WILLIAMS –

“THE CALL OF CHRISTMAS”;

“Old Church Choir” Heard On ESPN NFL Countdown Shows, Achieves 12-Week Run At No. 1;

Viral Video Of Young Girl Dancing To “Old Church Choir” At 39+ Million Views

7 November 2017 – Nashville, Tenn – Zach Williams, the GMA Dove Awards reigning New Artist of the Year, debuts his first original Christmas song. “The Call Of Christmas” is out now and can be downloaded  here or heard via streaming. The official audio video for “The Call Of Christmas” can be viewed here or on the image below. Williams will be sharing the song, along with a few other holiday favorites, when he joins Tenth Avenue North on their Decade The Halls Christmas Tour. The official tour dates are listed below.

Williams is currently on the fall leg of Casting Crowns’ The Very Next Thing Tour, which runs through this weekend. It was also recently announced that Williams will be part of the Rock & Worship Roadshow in the spring. Further tour plans are well underway for next year, so stay tuned by visiting his tour page here.

“OLD CHURCH CHOIR” – Williams’ current radio single, “Old Church Choir,” held the No. 1 spot for an astounding 12 weeks in a row (BDS Audience chart). The song, his second single from the album Chain Breaker, put Williams in the history books as the first debut artist to have two back-to-back No. 1 singles.

Additionally, “Old Church Choir” can be heard on ESPN. The network has licensed Zach Williams “Old Church Choir” for their Sunday NFL Countdown show and Monday NFL Countdown shows, which will run through January 2018.

And here is something that will surely put a smile on your face. A video featuring a young girl feeling the spirit of “Old Church Choir” has gone viral. At press time, the video has reached more than 39 million views and continues to grow by the hour. Be sure to check it out here or on the image to the right and get in the spirit!

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Decade The Halls with Tenth Avenue North Christmas Tour*:
Dec. 7 – Lansing, MI, Mount Hope Church

Dec. 8 – Clarkston, MI, Mt. Zion

Dec. 9 – Cadillac, MI, Resurrection Life Church

Dec. 10 – Willoughby Hills, OH, Willoughby Hills Friends Church

Dec. 13 – Lagrange, GA, Faith Baptist Church

Dec. 14 – Tampa, FL, The Crossing Church

Dec. 15 – Boca Raton, FL, Spanish River Church

Dec. 16 – Cape Coral, FL, First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

Dec. 17 – Ocala, FL, First Baptist Church

*all dates subject to change; please visit Zach’s tour page for the most updated schedule 

ABOUT ZACH WILLIAMS: As a husband, father, singer, recording artist, songwriter and worship leader, the GMA Dove Awards winner for New Artist of the Year Zach Williams is already making history. Achieving two consecutive radio No. 1 hits as a debut artist (“Chain Breaker,” “Old Church Choir”) Williams’ music comes from a place of humility and honesty as his songs are a direct reflection of God’s redemption in his life. “Chain Breaker” has already impacted millions of people around the world and even earned him his first GRAMMY® nomination (Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song) and a Billboard Music Award nomination (Top Christian Song). He won a GMA Dove Award for “Chain Breaker” as Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and a K-LOVE Fan Award ( for Breakout Single).

“Chain Breaker” was Williams’ debut single to hit radio, reaching the top spot for an astounding 15 consecutive weeks. With his follow up “Old Church Choir,” which was No. 1 for 12 weeks (NCA Monitored), Williams officially made history, according to Billboard, as the first debut artist to have two back-to-back No. 1 singles.

On September 15, he released Chain Breaker: Deluxe Edition (Provident Label Group/Sony Music). This deluxe version includes four new songs in addition to the 2016 debut of Chain Breaker, including his rendition of “Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band.

Apple Music chose him as Artist of the Week in December 2016, while “Chain Breaker” was the top track of 2016 on iTunes’ Christian Songs chart and also reached No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. He has already toured with Chris Tomlin, Rend Collective, Big Daddy Weave and many more.

For more information, please visit ZachWilliamsMusic.com and on his social links below.

MICHAEL W. SMITH A MILLION LIGHTS ALBUM PREORDER BEGINS TODAY

 

MICHAEL W. SMITH A MILLION LIGHTS ALBUM PREORDER BEGINS TODAY

 

Yahoo! Music Premieres “Love Always Wins,” Reveals Album Cover

 

Annual Christmas Tour Begins Tomorrow

 

 

Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith is taking preorders beginning today for his A Million Lights album set to release Feb. 16 from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music.

 

Two instant downloads, both “Love Always Wins” and the title track that has USA Today raving “Michael W. Smith is shining brighter than ever,” are available now from iTunes, with additional preorder options available from Amazon Music and other digital providers internationally.

 

Leading up to today’s preorder, Yahoo! Music premiered “Love Always Wins,” as well as revealed the cover art for A Million Lights, at https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/song-premiere-michael-w-smith-debuts-love-always-wins-145439946.html.

 

The inspiration behind “Love Always Wins” is “our shifting culture and our hostility towards one another,” says Michael. “My parents taught me to love and respect others, even if we had differing points of view. That doesn’t seem to be the norm today. I’ve seen love disarm some volatile situations. It’s a simple – but true – principle: love always wins.”

 

“Love Always Wins” and “A Million Lights,” along with the rest of the album, was fueled by the divisive national sentiment of 2017 and the mean-spirited banter on social media.

 

“I’ve gotten to the point I almost avoid Social Media,” laments Michael. “To me, it is so revolting to see Facebook headlines that boast: ‘This guy shut down that guy in 20 seconds.’ When did it become about ‘shutting down’ another person. We’ve lost the value of conversation. That’s the dialogue I’d like to open – ‘Can we just talk?  I don’t have to agree with you –and you don’t have to agree with me. But can we find some common ground to build on?’”

 

Last month, USA Today completed its first-ever “Life” section cover story on Michael and premiered his “A Million Lights” music video, which can also be seen now on Michael’s YouTube page.

 

The full A Million Lights track listing follows:

 

01) A Million Lights

02) Conversation

03) Something In My Heart

04) Footsteps

05) Your Love

06) Love Always Wins

07) Crashing Waves

08) Louder

09) Revolution

10) Hey Love

11) You Make Me Feel This Way

12) Forgive

13) Who You Are

 

For all the latest Michael W. Smith news, tour dates – including his 22-city 2017 Christmas tour with Amy Grant, Jordan Smith and a full symphony orchestra that begins tomorrow, go to www.michaelwsmith.com and connect through his socials:

 

 

2017 Christmas Tour:

Sat. Nov. 11              Omaha, NE               CenturyLink Center

Mon. Nov. 13            Denver, CO               Bellco Theatre

Tue. Nov. 14             Orem, UT                  UCCU Center

Wed. Nov. 15            Nampa, ID                 Idaho Center

Thu. Nov. 16             Kennewick, WA         Toyota Center

Fri. Nov. 17               Abbotsford, BC         Abbotsford Entertainment and Sport Center

Sat. Nov. 18              Everett, WA               Xfinity Arena at Everett

Sun. Nov. 19             Portland, OR             Moda Center

Sat. Nov. 25              Duluth, GA                Infinite Energy Center

Sun. Nov. 26             Tampa, FL                 Amalie Arena

Thu. Nov. 30             Oklahoma City, OK   Crossings Community Church **

Fri. Dec. 1                 Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center

Sat. Dec. 2                Grand Prairie, TX     Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Sun. Dec. 3               Sugar Land, TX        Smart Financial Center

Tues. Dec. 5              Greensboro, NC       Westover Church **

Fri. Dec. 8                  Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center

Sat. Dec. 9                Madison, WI              Alliant Energy Center

Sun. Dec. 10             Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena

Thu. Dec. 14             Van Wert, OH            Niswonger Performing Arts Center **

Fri. Dec. 15               Columbus, OH          Nationwide Arena

Sat. Dec. 16              Fairfax, VA                Eaglebank Arena

Sun. Dec. 17             Hershey, PA              GIANT Center

 

* All dates and venues are subject to change without notice

** Amy Grant will not appear on these events

 

About Michael W. Smith:

Michael has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 30+ years. During his storied career, he’s written 32 No. 1 singles, been honored with three Grammy Awards and 45 Dove Awards, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. He’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International.

 

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 nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

 

Meredith Andrews Releases Full-Length Christmas Album Oct. 27

MEREDITH ANDREWS WILL RELEASE NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM, RECEIVE OUR KING, ON OCTOBER 27

NASHVILLE, TENN. – OCTOBER 24, 2017 – Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews is releasing her new full-length Christmas album, Receive Our King, this Friday, October 27. Produced by her husband, Jacob Sooter, the album includes new versions of “Behold The Savior,” “He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)” and “The Gospel Changes Everything,” which were originally released on Andrews’ 2013 Behold The Savior EP. Andrews created a project full of well-known traditional Christmas songs along with several new original tunes including the upcoming single, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” and special personal moments with the album’s conclusion with “Away In A Manager / The Gospel Changes Everything” featuring her son, Maverick Sooter.

“Every year I look forward to when it’s time to listen to Christmas music,” shares Meredith Andrews. “I have several ‘go-to’ albums, the ones that immediately take me back to my Christmases as a little girl as well as the ones that are just fun, meaningful, or nostalgic. When it came time to make my own Christmas album, I wanted to capture the beauty and wonder of Jesus coming to earth as a baby to rescue the world and to create a project that would deepen the listener’s experience of Christmas. I am so excited to release Receive Our King for the coming Advent season, and pray that everyone who hears these songs will be drawn in to remember, reflect, and respond to the birth of our Savior that truly was the turning point in history.”

This multi-Dove award winner released her fourth album, Deeper, in February 2016, which produced the single, “Soar,” reaching the Top 20 at NCA.  Andrews also partnered with co-founder of Saddleback Church and best-selling author Kay Warren in a video series titled “Meredith Andrews + Kay Warren: Deeper.” The five-video series includes: Deeper Ministry, Deeper Worship, Deeper Family, Deeper Brokenness and Deeper Living and can be viewed here. Andrews celebrated last Christmas season by appearing on The Todd Starnes Christmas Show on FoxNews.com.  Visit her website for the her upcoming touring schedule during the holiday season on the Tenth Avenue North “Decade The Halls” tour.

Receive Our King track listing:

  1. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  2. Glory In The Highest
  3. Behold The Savior
  4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  5. Labor Of Love
  6. He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
  7. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  8. Receive Our King (feat. Mike Weaver)
  9. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Holy Holy)
  10. Away In A Manager / The Gospel Changes Everything (feat. Maverick Sooter)

JEREMY CAMP’S NEW ALBUM, THE ANSWER, IS OUT NOW

JEREMY CAMP’S NEW ALBUM, THE ANSWER, IS OUT NOW, TOUTED AS “ENCOURAGING” AND “ANTHEMIC”
6 October 2017 – Nashville, TN – Today is the day – GRAMMY nominee and multi-Dove Award winning artist Jeremy Camp‘s 9th studio album THE ANSWER (Capitol CMG) is out now. With The Answer Tour well underway and album reviews starting to pour in, Jeremy Camp’s fall season is just getting started!

THE ANSWER TOUR: His headlining tour just kicked off earlier this week and is already receiving an overwhelming response from the fans, and Camp, his band, and the entire crew are feeling it too. Earlier this week he shared this message on Instagram, “I’m kind of speechless. I don’t think I’ve experienced something quite like that…the whole night the different things the Lord was doing. This is what we prayed for! The response of the hunger for spiritual things, we are just stting back and going, ‘Alright Lord, just keep doing it….Wow. Thank you Lord!” See his entire message by clicking here.

Here are just a few of the many messages that are being posted about the tour so far:

Jeremy Camp on The Answer Tour

“My family loved this show! Thank you for your prayers, stories of inspiration and absolutely rocking the praise. You’ve helped us “Stay right here in the light!”

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“The Spirit was definitely in your show tonight. The #AnswerTour is a testament to God’s power and love for us!”

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“There is no better feeling than the feeling of allowing the Spirit to move through you to touch other people in need of Him! Keep it up brother! Love your music!”

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“Last was awesome! My son and I had awesome time. Jesus took my heart that was hurt over and over again and healed it. I felt like a ton of brick was lifted off me. Thank Jesus for the talent you have giving this group.”

Tonight Jeremy Camp will celebrate the album’s release date in Irvine, CA. The remaining dates of The Answer Tour runs through November 19. For tickets and further information, visit jeremycamp.com. A complete list of tour dates is listed below.

With album reviews still coming in, JesusFreakHideout has already shared about Jeremy Camp and The Answer, “Armed with one of the most striking voices in the Christian music and and a fierce desire to proclaim the name of Jesus….you will want to pick this one up.”

A fan recently posted, “I am a longtime fan of Jeremy Camp’s music. He has a heart for Jesus and it comes through his voice and music…it gives my soul focus and allows me to feel nearer to the Lord. If you’ve ever seen him live, you will know how hard this man works at his craft and the humility he displays. Thank you Jeremy!” Another fan shared, “Jeremy Camp is my favorite artist ever! ‘The Answer’ and ‘Word Of Life’…[are] on repeat!”