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Chris Tomlin’s “Love Ran Red Tour” Raises More Than $700K to Fund Child Surgeries with CURE International

Over 200,000 fans attend “Love Ran Red Tour” making career history as Tomlin’s biggest tour to date

Nashville, Tenn. (May 19, 2015) — More than 200,000 people attended GRAMMY®-winner Chris Tomlin’s “Love Ran Red Tour” this spring, making history as the biggest tour of his career to date.

Hitting 36 cities and selling out venues in Chicago, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas and more, the tour saw an overwhelming response. But fans did more than just show up – they gave over $700K to CURE International, an organization with which Tomlin partnered for the “Love Ran Red Tour.” The donations will help fund 700 life-changing surgeries for children with disabilities.

Tomlin’s “Love Ran Red” Tour partnered with CURE International to benefit disabled children.
Last fall, Chris and his wife Lauren joined the Board of Directors for CURE International, the largest provider of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the emerging world.

“They’re really changing kids’ lives,” said Tomlin of the organization. “I’ve found this is a place where I can trust where the money is going, and it’s really going to heal these kids.” To learn more about Tomlin’s involvement with CURE, visit

Tomlin recently announced Worship Night in America, which will bring people across the country together for a time of worship and prayer for the nation. Events will take place Aug. 8 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Aug. 13 in Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater and Aug. 15 in Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.

Following Worship Night In America events, Tomlin will continue with a fall leg of the “Love Ran Red Tour” this October, with Rend Collective joining as the opening act. (See tour dates and locations below.)

“Love Ran Red Tour” – Fall Dates
October 8 – West Riverfront Park Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
October 9 – ASU Convocation Center – Jonesboro, AR
October 10 – iWireless Center – Moline, IL
October 11 – Ralston Arena – Omaha (Ralston), NE
October 13 – Aiken Theatre in The Centre – Evansville, IN
October 15 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park – Raleigh (Cary), NC
October 16 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL00
October 17 – Gwinnett Center – Atlanta (Duluth), GA
October 18 – University of Central Florida Arena – Orlando, FL
October 20 – Baton Rouge River Center – Baton Rouge, LA
October 22 – Reed Arena – College Station, TX
October 23 – American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX
October 25 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
November 5 – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne, IN

November 6 – Wolstein Center – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH
November 7 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
November 8 – Bank of Kentucky Center – Highland Heights, KY
November 10 – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum – Charleston, WV
November 11 – Altria Theater – Richmond, VA
November 13 – Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD
November 14 – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA

About Chris Tomlin
With ten albums, 13 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by TIME Magazine as “most likely the most often sung artist anywhere,” Tomlin also has 15 of the Top 100 CCLI songs, with four of them being in the top 10. BMI and GMA Dove Awards’ 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, moving to No. 1 after becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 7 million albums and over 8.9 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio its first week and skyrocketed to No. 1, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history. In the midst of his record-breaking success, and continuing his role as worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide. Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200 in January 2013, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so, and his tenth recording, Love Ran Red is available now. 

About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian health care network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 30 countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since 1998, CURE has had over 2.5 million patient visits, provided over 180,000 life-changing surgeries, and trained over 7,200 medical professionals. For more information, visit


Upbeat Worship Song “Alive” Playing at Christian Radio


May 19, 2015 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Popular CCM band The Katinas releases “Alive,” the second single from the group’s current CD, Sunday Set, to AC and CHR-formatted Christian radio stations today. The Dove-award winning five-man band adds its unique vocals to the new arrangement of this popular worship song, written by Aodhan King and Alexander Pappas.

“We have been fans of this song from Hillsong Young and Free since its release in 2013,” says James Katina. “Our prayer is that the Katinas’ version will continue the song’s tradition of blessing those who hear it.”

The band has been touring heavily since the release of Sunday Set. The Katinas Alaska Tour kicks off June 3, with future dates in Washington, New York, New Jersey, California and Colorado. For a complete tour schedule, visit

The release of “Alive” follows the debut single, “10,000 Reasons,” which played on more than 200 radio outlets and hit No. 1 on CRC Weekly ( and No. 1 on CRC Monthly.

A video for “10,000 Reasons” is available at YouTube at

Sunday Set, featuring signature arrangements of 10 popular worship songs, is available at iTunes (digital) and (physical CDs). Todd Collins, who was one the producers for the first three albums released by the Katinas on Gotee Records, produced Sunday Set, with Steve Lotz mixing the record.

For more information about The Katinas, visit


Singer/Songwriter Multi-instrumentalist Taps Into Fresh Creativity For Her Distinctively Pop Single

Eva K’s new retail single, “Spoken For,” is available now on iTunes. (A.R. Sallot Freelance Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 19, 2015) – “Spoken For,” the latest retail single from Eva Kroon Pike, reveals a fresh side of the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that her previous releases have only hinted at. Available now via digital download from such online stores as iTunes and, “Spoken For” boasts a distinctly pop vibe that reflects another side of her personality, style and sound. While longtime fans of her music will easily recognize her distinctive vocals and unmistakable musical fingerprints on the song, they might be a bit surprised by the artist’s new moniker, Eva K.

“‘Eva Kroon Pike’ is a mouthful to say!” Eva K laughs. “We thought the occasion of releasing a new song with a fun, pop-oriented sound would be a great time to unveil a new stage name, Eva K, that rolls more easily off the tongue.”

“Spoken For,” the new retail single, is a bouncy, joyous, roll-down-the-windows and crank-up-the-volume pop anthem that showcases Eva K’s captivating vocals. She credits producer Conrad Johnson with providing just the right balance of shimmering pop instrumentation with a hint of rock ‘n’ roll to undergird the song’s encouraging message of hope and redemption.

“I actually had no intention of writing a new song when we went into the studio,” she remembers. “I expected to do some work on an older song, but after talking with Conrad, we both felt the time was right to explore a new musical direction that had been welling up in my heart. God led me to re-examine the focus of my ministry and “Spoken For” was born.”

The singer/songwriter is quick to point out that she is not abandoning her AC/Inspirational roots. “My earlier projects were more oriented toward inspirational radio,” she acknowledges. “I still love that genre, and will continue to perform those songs. But pop music is another side of my personality that I’ve always loved, and I’m thrilled to be able to move in that direction as an artist as well.”

“Spoken For” is available now for digital download. For more information about “Spoken For” or Eva K, visit

About Eva K:
“Music is my passion,” says Eva K, who has been singing since age 3 and also plays the guitar and piano. During her career, she has performed in front of thousands of people and has shared the stage with the likes of Anne Graham Lotz, Mark Harris, Babbie Mason, Third Day and Tenth Avenue North.

Eva K says her ministry is about “spreading the Gospel, one song at a time.” She believes that God has a plan for her life and that He chose, through her adoption as an infant, a very special family for her to grow up in to learn life’s lessons. Her heart’s desire is to point people to her loving Father who sent His Son to die so that everyone who believes in Him will live eternally. She focuses on the theme of adoption in her song, “Grace That Chose Me,” in which she sings, “If I’m anything close to what I’m meant to be, I owe it to the hands of Grace that chose me.”

Eva K’s current video, “Grace That Chose Me,” has aired at UP TV (formerly Gospel Music Channel) and has been featured at various events, including the Florida Baptist Convention. Eva K, who has experienced firsthand the blessings of being adopted into a loving Christian home, is an outspoken advocate for adoption. She has partnered with the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, a Christ-centered organization that provides services for abused, neglected, and orphaned children, where she helps to promote the organization’s adoption and other ministry services to hurting children and families.

Eva K’s current EP, Love Is All About You, produced by six-time Dove Award winning producer and songwriter Don Koch (producer for Avalon, 4HIM, and many others; songwriter credits include classics “In Christ Alone,” “Adonai” and “Mercy Said No”), was released in 2013. It is the singer/songwriter’s fourth recording project. Her current radio single is “Born To Run.”

Eva and her husband, Jonny, live in Central Florida with their two young sons. For more information about Eva K and Love is All About You, visit



‘Overflow,’ the Second Single from Billy Sprague’s Recently Released CD, Songs in the Key of Awe, Impacts Radio Today

Seventeen-year-old Willow Sprague, the daughter of multiple Dove Award winner Billy Sprague, makes her radio debut this week as the lead vocalist on “Overflow,” the second single from her dad’s recently released CD, Songs in the Key of Awe. (Kellie Sprague photo)
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (May 19, 2015) – Willow Sprague, daughter of beloved multi-Dove Award winning recording artist and worship leader Billy Sprague, is set to release her very first radio single, “Overflow.” The second single from Billy Sprague’s latest musical project, Songs in the Key of Awe, “Overflow” goes for adds today through A-Sides Radio Promotion.

Willow illuminates this tender, vertically-directed prayer for anointing with her fresh and inviting alto voice, making it keenly personal, yet open and inviting. With its lilting cadence and wistful lyrics, “Overflow” is equal parts intimate prayer and corporate worship.

“This song created one of the high points of my life,” says proud papa, Billy Sprague, “to see and hear my daughter deliver her heart and musical gift in the studio like she was born for it. On our cross-country move to Florida in August of 2014, we spent four days recording in Nashville. Willow stood at the mic and delivered every day, spectacular background vocals on half a dozen songs and two lead vocals. During the final days of recording, “Overflow” was the pinnacle of the week – and a Mount Everest experience for me. As you listen, I think you will hear what I mean, and be moved to make this song your own prayer.”

“Overflow” is available on Billy Sprague’s CD, Songs in the Key of Awe, which is distributed by Elevate Entertainment. For more information about Willow Sprague, “Overflow,” Billy Sprague and Songs in the Key of Awe, visit

“Overflow,” the second single from Dove Award winner Billy Sprague’s recently released CD, Songs in the Key of Awe, features his daughter, Willow Sprague on lead vocals. (Kellie Sprague photo)

About Willow Sprague:
At just 17, Willow Sprague has been around music and music makers her entire life. The daughter of Dove Award winning songwriter and recording artist Billy Sprague, she has had a front row seat on the music life, how songs are written and recorded and the art of live performance.

At age 11, she formed the vocal group Harmony Park with three friends in Denver. Together they performed hymns and pop songs and even sang the national anthem for NBA fans at several Denver Nuggets basketball games. The talented pre-teens caught the attention of America’s Got Talent, which flew them to Atlanta to perform on the popular TV show, and two years later they brought 5,000 people to their feet in front of the X-Factor judges in Kansas City.

Willow’s captivating voice adds harmonies and background vocals to many of the songs on Songs in the Key of Awe, her dad’s recently released worship project. She adds background vocals to many of the songs on the CD and shines on lead vocal on two titles: “Overflow,” her first CCM radio single, and “Only Jesus” a modern, Celtic-like hymn.


Willow lives with her parents, her two younger brothers, Wyatt and Sawyer and their dog she named, Lucy Loo Hoo, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

About Billy Sprague:

Multi-Dove Award winner Billy Sprague is an accomplished songwriter, performer, author and recording artist. His songs, which include the classic “Via Dolorosa,” have been recorded by such well-known artists as Sandi Patti, Debbie Boone, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Susan Ashton and John McDermot.


Currently serving as Worship Leader at Edgewater Alliance Church in Edgewater, Florida, Sprague balances family life with worship leading, speaking, writing and retreats. He currently lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. with his wife, Kellie, and their three children, Willow, Wyatt and Sawyer, and their dog, Lucy Loo Hoo.


Sprague’s latest recording project is Songs in the Key of Awe. For more information, visit


About Songs in the Key of Awe:
A true family affair from start to finish, Songs in the Key of Awe not only features vocals by Sprague’s daughter Willow, but also showcases his son Wyatt on djembe, as well as photography by his wife Kellie and joyful encouragement from their young son Sawyer. In addition to family members, Sprague tapped the formidable talents of guitar virtuosos Phil Keaggy, Dave Beegle and Dan Dugmore along with respected Nashville producer Jim Frazier to create an unforgettable listening experience.

While Songs in the Key of Awe is jam-packed with great songs, Sprague encourages listeners to experience the whole album from start to finish. “From the opening sound of a bird taking flight to the final notes of “Reflection in A,” the songs, pace and spaces are intended to create room for you to ‘breathe deep of His grace’ as one song lyric puts it,” he muses. “I pray this music helps amplify your awe of the Lord, His creation and redeeming touch on your own grace story.”

Songs in the Key of Awe was birthed out of Sprague’s eight-year stint as Worship Leader and Director of Momentum for a multi-campus church in north Denver, Colorado. During his tenure, Sprague wrote more than 100 songs. “I’m prompted by the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 which says the Lord expects me (and you) to do something with what He has entrusted to us,” he explains. “My goal was to harvest the best crop from that field to include on this CD.”

Funded through the innovative crowd-sourced Kickstarter program, fan donations shattered Sprague’s initial goal of $20,000 in half the allotted time, and ultimately provided more than $35,000 toward the project’s production costs. The remarkable outpouring of support far exceeded Sprague’s expectations. “So many gracious people shaped, supported and made this happen,” he said. “We are humbled and grateful. In the midst of a jam-packed year of change, challenge and blessing, at last here it is!”


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Jason Alvarez Returns with New Gospel Album, Four Decades After First Topping Worldwide Pop and Dance Charts

Jason Alvarez Returns with New Gospel Album, Four Decades After First Topping Worldwide Pop and Dance Charts

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Four decades after first topping album charts worldwide, Pastor Jason Alvarez is back with his brand new solo album, Time For Miracles. The album is available now at Amazon, iTunes and wherever digital music is sold.

The music industry first came to know Jason Alvarez (who briefly went by his birth name Jesus) as the husky voiced singer of R&B act Brother to Brother (whose “In the Bottle” moved over a million copies in 1974), followed by his partnership with singer/songwriter Sylvia Robinson in the groundbreaking group Shirley & Company, who topped the worldwide dance charts with the #1 international hit “Shame Shame Shame” in 1975. That song is commonly considered the early blueprint for the disco explosion that dominated the decade.

“We really were ahead of the curve and it was definitely a pioneering moment, starting with that drum beat, which was so simple, but definitely an innovator for sure the way it was combined with Shirley’s high voice and me screaming my brains out,” says Alvarez with a laugh, who also struck gold with the group’s follow-up hit “Cry Cry Cry.” “We did a ton of touring, especially through Europe, and went on all of the TV programs of the time alongside Mick Jagger, Patti LaBelle and Elton John, which was just as amazing as it sounds.”

With the fame, wealth and pressures of being a superstar came an addiction to drugs that nearly cost Alvarez his life. He recalls sitting on the top floor of a swanky London hotel with fellow songwriter Scott English, whose Barry Manilow hit “Mandy” was sitting at #2 as Alvarez’ “Shame Shame Shame” claimed the top spot.

“He looked at me, passed me a joint and said ‘is this all there is to life man?’ and that made me start thinking,” admits Alvarez, who in his stoned state experienced a heightened sense of despair. “So I started thinking about taking my own life and even wrote out a suicide letter, but when I looked down from that penthouse window and saw how far it was down, I decided to wait until I got back to the U.S. to do it another way.”

“At one point I bought a pound of opium and tried to kill myself by smoking day and night, but thank God I didn’t succeed. It just so happens that around that time, my wife had given herself to Jesus and started going to church by the grace of God. I remember saying to her one night, ‘are you going to that crazy place?’ and when she said ‘yes,’ I actually asked her if she needed a ride. I dropped her off and sat in the car smoking a Columbian joint, but I felt so bummed out by myself that I eventually walked in. Right then and there, I heard the Gospel and how Jesus died to save us from our sins and I said to my wife ‘have you been talking to this preacher about me?’ She said ‘no, I’ve never mentioned what you’re going through, so it must be the Holy Spirit.’ I responded, gave my life to the Lord and have never been the same since.”

Alvarez soon signed with Christian music label Light Records, with Andraé Crouch collaborator Bill Cole producing his album, Just Give Me Jesus. He started extensively touring with evangelists R.W. Schambach and Nicky Cruz. “I got really turned on to the things of God, so much so that I eventually decided to quit music to preach the gospel and start churches.”

Ordained in 1982, Alvarez currently serves as the pastor of The Love of Jesus Family Church in Orange, New Jersey. While he remains committed to his primary responsibility as a pastor, he’s also committed to taking Time For Miracles to the masses.

Best described as a praise and worship album, Time For Miracles will surprise listeners with its versatility, ranging from acoustic anthems to Gospel grooves. There’s even a guest appearance by fellow church member Kory-O of Sugar Hill Gang fame (the group’s “Rapper’s Delight” scored the rap genre’s first ever Top 40 hit on Billboard Hot 100).

“God’s greatest asset is transparency and He’s not afraid to show who he really is,” says Alvarez. “Nothing in the Bible is hidden, which is why I don’t have a problem sharing each and every dirty detail of my life. My life is amazing now that I’m saved and I hope that being honest about all I’ve been though can potentially help someone else.”

For more information, visit the official website at

Track Listing for Time for Miracles:
1) Miracles (feat. Kory-O & Osmond Collins)
2) The Great I Am (feat. Osmond Collins)
3) Magnificent
4) Everlasting Love
5) Te Quiero
6) Let Thy Kingdom
7) Como No Creer
8) You’re Beautiful

Jimmy Needham Releases Lyric Video for Spoken Word Fan-Favorite “The Story”

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Jimmy Needham fans are finding plenty to be thankful for this month, starting with the May 4th release of his seventh studio album, Vice & Virtue (Platinum Pop Records). The cinematic music video for the title track was released during street week, followed by the just-released lyric video for spoken word fan-favorite, “The Story.”

Needham describes “The Story” as the Gospel in five minutes.

“’The Story’ was the first track I wrote for Vice & Virtue,” says Needham. “I actually wrote it as a piece for a friend’s wedding. I’ve always loved slam poetry and have historically ended my albums with a spoken word track. This was the first time that we incorporated music into it. The music helped to really make it a piece of art I’ve never tried before.”

Watch “The Story” on YouTube:
Watch “Vice & Virtue” on YouTube:

For more information, visit the official website at

“God’s Not Dead” Film Producer Launches National Christian Music Tour

The Millennial Tour 2015 Summer Tour Dates Begin May 15th
New Orleans, La. (May 15, 2015)—– When God’s Not Dead became the most successful Christian film of all time in 2014, the movie’s producer, Troy Duhon, set out to launch the same concept theme with The Millennial Tour 2015. The national tour is currently scheduled to visit 14 cities across the country during the summer, with the first date taking place May 15th at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre where three of the tour’s ten artists will open for for KING & COUNTRY. The summer tour dates include several major festival performances, including all five Creation Festivals, Lifest and AliveFest, among many others. The Fall segment of The Millennial Tour 2015 will visit 25 cities in 13 states, and an announcement with all details will be made later this summer.

The tour features Christian artists from the Millennial Generation, with the full roster including: Billboard-charting Pop-Dance artist and actress, Abigail Duhon; winner of 2015 We Love Christian Music Awards (Next Big Thing category) and Billboard charting Pop/R&B artist and actor, Spencer Kane; 2015 Stellar Award nominee and Billboard charting Gospel R&B artist, Jor’Dan Armstrong; CCM/Worship artist, Jamison Strain; GRAMMY®-nominated Hip Hop artist, Tru Serva; Pop/Rock sister duo, LoveCollide; Urban/Hip Hop recording artist, JG; Pop/R&B artist, Dawna; New Pop/R&B Group, Outcast Republic; and Christian Urban artist, Johnnie Rep.

Also featured via video throughout the event will be Dr. Rice Broocks, author of the book God’s Not Dead, who will share four key foundational teachings about apologetics (defending Christianity), as well as the Director of The Human Right, Heath Adamson.

After seeing the tremendous feedback from the Christian community about how important it is to help the younger generation of believers defend their faith, Duhon and Broocks developed a concept of taking the theme on the road through The Millennial Tour 2015.

“We watch our kids being raised in church, and in their teenage years many of them lose interest or aren’t able to really defend what they believe when confronted by atheists or agnostics,” explains Duhon. “Rice and I feel that the millennial generation, specifically high school and college age students, are needing specific teaching about how to defend their faith against scientific debate, but through an event and from peers they may be more willing to hear it from. The Millennial Tour 2015 combines music and teaching with a two-and-a-half hour event that will leave the students wanting to dig deeper into why they are Christians and why there is a God. Plus, they’ll get to see the next generation of Christian artists perform and share how they are defending their faith every day.”

“Millennials aren’t looking for formulas for faith, they’re looking for authenticity,” adds Adamson. “They’re looking for absolute truth. It’s not about tradition for them, or for anyone, it’s about knowing the truth. We hope to help teens and young adults learn that they both have the same fundamental human right, which is to know the truth about their origins and what truth is. We believe this is through a savior called Jesus Christ.”

God’s Not Dead created a national stir, among atheists and Christians alike, when the film’s direct approach to the question of an omnipotent God as creator of all things was based on real-life college situations facing Christian students. The film used several references from Broocks’ book of the same title. Set in a classroom at a university, the movie revealed the difficulties Christians face with defending their belief in God and the Bible in the midst of an education system and society that explains away God in lieu of science.

The highly-anticipated sequel to God’s Not Dead is expected to release Spring 2016, marking the big screen debut of many of the artists appearing on The Millennial Tour 2015. Fans who attend the Fall tour will get a first look at the trailer for the upcoming film. Centered around a group of high school students, the movie explores the historical debate of Jesus’ existence in human form on earth.

For more information about the tour and the lineup of artists, please visit

The Millennial Tour 2015 summer tour dates
*All dates subject to change.
May 15 – New Orleans, LA
May 17 – Jackson, MS
June 17 – Mineral City, OH
June 25-27 – Mt Union, PA
July 3 – Newry, ME
July 9 – Lexington, KY
July 11 – Oshkosh, WI
July 18 – Somerset, WI
Aug. 1 – Tri Cities, WA
Aug.6 – Muskegon, MI
Aug. 7 – Midland, TX
Aug. 28-29 – Benton, AR
Sept. 4 – Quincy, CA
Sept. 19 – Palmdale, CA

Owl City Announces New Album Mobile Orchestra

Out Friday, July 10 – The First Global Release Date

Mobile Orchestra shoots straight to No. 1 on iTunes Pop Albums Chart

Digital pre-order unlocks instant downloads of
“Verge (Feat. Aloe Blacc),” “You’re Not Alone (Feat. Britt Nicole)”
and “This Isn’t the End”

“Verge” lyric video premieres on Vevo today 

Nashville, Tenn. (May 14, 2015) — Multi-platinum, chart-topping pop Christian trailblazer Owl City will release his forthcoming fifth full-length album, Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records/Capitol CMG,] on Friday, July 10. This is the first new standard global music industry release date, aligning album releases worldwide to Fridays. Pre-order now and unlock a download of the first single “Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc).” Shortly after the album pre-order went live today, the album shot straight to No. 1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart.

The lyric video for “Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)” premieres today on Vevo. Check it out here“Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)” combines Owl City’s sweeping vocals and boisterous, bouncy production with Aloe Blacc’s strikingly smooth signature croon. Fusing pop, electronic, alternative and R&B, it’s the perfect start for the latest musical adventure from multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Adam Young—aka Owl City.

Upon pre-ordering, fans will also instantly receive “You’re Not Alone (feat. Britt Nicole),” which was released as a single last year and hit No. 1 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart.

With hopeful lyrics that reference his faith, Young says the song “taps into a sentiment and emotionality that everyone can relate to: feeling alone.”

“In your darkest moments, sometimes Jesus chooses to draw on nearest to you,” Young continued. “The reminder that He is there with you, that He has your back, is an amazing, life-transforming thing. The song is simply a reminder that God is there for those who call upon Him.”

The final song unlocked with the pre-order is “This Isn’t the End,” Mobile Orchestra’s inspirational closing track.

Musically conceived everywhere from airports and hotels to tour buses, hence the title Mobile Orchestra, the album follows up 2012’s Midsummer Station, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and boasted the double-platinum duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time.” The new record also features standout collaborations with country star Jake Owen, “Back Home,” pop luminaries Hanson, “Unbelievable,” and more. Meanwhile, tracks like “My Everything” and “Bird with a Broken Wing” illuminate his progression as a songwriter with a balance between vibrancy and vulnerability.

Mobile Orchestra is available for pre-order now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon!

Mobile Orchestra Tracklisting
1.    Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc)

2.    I Found Love

3.    Thunderstruck (feat. Sarah Russell)

4.    My Everything

5.    Unbelievable (feat. Hanson)

6.    Bird With a Broken Wing

7.    Back Home (feat. Jake Owen)
8.    Can’t Live Without You

You’re Not Alone (feat. Britt Nicole)
10.  This Isn’t the End

About Owl City

With humble small town beginnings in Owatonna, MN, Owl City remains an avant garde hitmaker in his own right. With total album sales over 2.5 million and single sales surpassing 18 million globally, his smash “Fireflies” from 2009’s Ocean Eyes received a five-times RIAA platinum certification in addition to going No. 1 in 26 countries. “Good Time” featuring Carly Rae Jepsen went Top 4 in the U.S. and racked up sales of close to three million
while “You’re Not Alone” featuring Britt Nicole hit No. 1 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. He composed the theme song for filmmaker Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and an original tune for Disney’s Academy Award winner Wreck-It Ralph, while Owl City’s music has seen placements everywhere from The Croods and Veggietales to Smurfs 2. Owl City’s fifth studio album, Mobile Orchestra is set to release Friday, July 10, the first global release date.

Blanca Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot AC/CHR Chart with Debut Single

Blanca Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot AC/CHR Chart with Debut Single
“Who I Am” from Top 10 Self-Titled Solo Album that Released May 4th
Nashville, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) —– Blanca has quickly become a standout solo artist with her first project on Word Label Group. Blanca released last week and entered Top 10 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart, while the debut single, “Who I Am,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart.  Co-written by Blanca, Australian songwriter Mia Fieldes and Grammy award-winning Seth Mosley, “Who I Am” is a biographical sketch of who Blanca has become during this new chapter of her life and career since leaving Group 1 Crew. I’m running to the One who knows me/Who made every part of me in His hands/I’m holding to the One who holds me/‘Cause I know whose I am, I know who I am. The song immediately resonated with fans and became the fastest rising debut single from a new artist. The live performance video for the song was filmed in front of 15,000 fans at Winter Jam Spectacular 2015 in January and can be viewed here:
“I am humbled and encouraged by all the support radio has given to such a personal song for me,” says Blanca. “There has been plenty of times when I’ve allowed fear and insecurity to get the best of me and I’ve counted it as a failure. But when I see how people have connected to this song and when I read the stories of how God has used this song to remind people of their worth in Him, I realize that He has turned it all around for the good. I’m so grateful for the impact that ‘Who I Am’ is making and I pray that it continues to encourage listeners to be everything that God is calling them to be.”
“Blanca brings a fresh and unique sound to the playlist…perfect for the springtime,” adds Jennifer Winborn, Music Director and Afternoon Co-Host, WPOZ (Z88.3), Orlando, FL. ‘“Who I Am’ empowers us all to rejoice in who God made us to be, and to remember that we are His!”
As recently announced, Blanca has also launched a new social media campaign, the #RealTrueYou challenge. The campaign emphasizes the heart of the album and new single, finding our identity in Christ and embracing what makes us different and beautiful in God’s eyes. She has challenged fans, friends, and several other artists to participate, and the movement is also gaining support from a variety of partners, including Project Inspired, Jam The Hype, New Release Tuesday, FaithGirlz, and Girls Of Grace. Fans are also responding with such comments as, “You are such an inspiration to girls and women everywhere!,” “This is a great idea bc so many girls think you need to wear a TON of makeup to make them beautiful, but God already made them beautiful!,” and “Love it Blanca!” 
Blanca is featuring her new music on Jam The Hype TV for two weeks in a row. Last week, she became the first Artist Spotlight to be featured on the website, with early premieres for three songs from Blanca, “Different Drum, “Echo,” and “Not Backing Down.” This week, the powerhouse vocalist will be featured on Inside The Music EPK and it can be viewed at
Blanca is currently on Building 429’s spring tour that runs through May 16th. For more updates about Blanca please visit online,,,



Popular Singer/Songwriter Already Slated as Musical Guest On 2016 Wit & Wisdom Cruise
Dove Award winning recording artist Cheri Keaggy recently shared the stage on the Wit & Wisdom Cruise with Dr. Kevin Leman, comedian Dennis Swanberg and Dr. Luis Palau, Pictured (L-R): Leman, Swanberg, Keaggy and Palau. (Cheri Keaggy photo)   

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) – Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and speaker Cheri Keaggy provided music during the recently concluded Wit & Wisdom Cruise. The seven-day voyage to the Virgin Islands also featured New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman (The Birth Order Book, Have a New Kid by Friday), international speaker and author Dr. Luis Palau and comedian Dennis Swanberg. Keaggy impressed the cruise producers so much that they have already invited her back for next year’s voyage.
“It was a real joy to work with Cheri Keaggy on the recent Wit & Wisdom Cruise hosted by Dr. Kevin Leman,” says Jeff Templeton of Templeton Tours, Inc. “The combination of her vocals and the anointed lyrics in her songs were truly a blessing to the group. We look forward to sailing with Cheri again on the 2016 Wit & Wisdom cruise.”

“We love Cheri’s heart and her music,” adds Leman. “She’s always real and accessible. We’re excited to have her cruising with us again next year.”
“What a treat it was to have my mom and sister join me on the cruise,” says Keaggy. “We all three shared a cabin and had so much fun together. I’ve sailed with Kevin (Leman) and his sweet wife before. They’ve been such a blessing to me through the years. I also loved hearing Luis’ teachings and Dennis’ hilarious stories. We definitely had our fill of good food and laughter!”

Voyagers not only enjoyed stops at picturesque ports of call like St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Princess Cays, but also had the opportunity to participate in teaching sessions by Leman and Palau, and were entertained by Keaggy and Swanberg.

Plans are already underway for the 2016 Wit & Wisdom Cruise, which will include featured speakers Dr. Kevin Leman and Dr. Tim Kimmel, comedian Dennis Swanberg, and musical guest Cheri Keaggy. The 7-night cruise departs from Ft Lauderdale, Florida on February 21 and will visit Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. For for more information about the cruise, visit