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Brian & Jenn Johnson’s After All These Years Debuts At No. 1 On iTunes Christian Albums Chart

Brian & Jenn Johnson’s After All These Years Debuts At No. 1 On iTunes Christian Albums Chart

Critics site the project as “sure to be one of the top worship albums of the year” applauding the “beautiful offerings of worship”

Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2017)Available today, Dove Award winning Bethel Music’s Brian & Jenn Johnson debut After All These Years, applauded as “beautiful offerings of worship” and “sure to be one of the top worship albums of the year.” Hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart, the 10-track album comes more than 10 years since their last solo release together, featuring an 80-piece orchestra with every song cowritten by the duo.

Prior to the album debut, the Johnsons offered an exclusive 48-hour streaming full preview of After All These Years on bethelmusic.com. Exciting fans everywhere, listeners commented on the album, sharing, “LOVING this stream,” “Can’t wait to buy a copy!” and “pre-ordered and love it so far!”

Read what critics have to say about After All These Years:

“After All These Years is best described as a worship experience with an ethereal tone, and it’s sure to be one of the top worship albums of the year. I’ve been impressed by the consistent quality and fresh worshipful songs that come from Bethel Music, and this album is no exception…it’s a must-have for your praise and worship collection.” – NewReleaseToday

“After All These Years is both musically and lyrically a beautiful collection of worship songs. The Johnson’s love and adoration for God shine through with prayerful lyrics, and the instrumentation and melodies join with these inspired words to craft songs that are beautiful offerings of worship.” – The Christian Beat

“After All These Years percolates with a nostalgic throwback feel. The themes of the songs rife with an irresistible joy as the couple look back at God’s faithfulness over the various seasons of their careers. The Johnsons show us that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to be affective.” – Hallels

For more information on After All These Years, visit Brian & Jenn Johnson’s newly launched website, brianandjennjohnson.com.

About Brian & Jenn Johnson
Brian & Jenn Johnson are co-founders of Bethel Music, WorshipU, and have been integral in the production of more than 15 albums that have influenced the culture of worship across the global church. They are committed to raising healthy family, cultivating community, and fostering unity among worship leaders from around the world. Brian & Jenn’s newest solo album, After All These Years is available now. Brian facilitates an atmosphere of faith in worship and has written anthems such as “Have it All”, “We Will Not Be Shaken” and “One Thing Remains,” which was awarded No. 1 song for ASCAP Christian Music and No. 1 Radio Single in 2013. Known for her powerful vocals and unique prophetic sound, Jenn has authored songs such as, “In Over My Head”, “Come To Me”, “God I Look to You” and “O Taste and See.” Together they are passionate about raising up worshippers who take hold of their true identity and pursue intimacy with God above all else. Brian and Jenn reside in Redding, California, with their three wonderful children.

Get Connected With Brian Johnson
Website // www.bethelmusic.com/artists/brian-johnson
Facebook // www.facebook.com/brianjohnsonm
Twitter // www.twitter.com/brianjohnsonM
Instagram // www.instagram.com/brianjohnsonm

Get Connected With Jenn Johnson
Website // www.bethelmusic.com/artists/jenn-johnson
Facebook // www.facebook.com/jenn.johnson.bethel
Twitter // www.twitter.com/jennjohnson20
Instagram // www.instagram.com/jennjohnson20

About Bethel Music
Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Over the last seven years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring a cadre of songwriters and worship leaders, 21 albums, chart-topping songs, a No. 1 on overall iTunes Albums chart, a Top 10 on Billboard Top Albums chart, four GMA Dove Awards, a GMA Covenant Award and both online and on-campus worship schools. In addition to Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, the Bethel Music Artist Collective includes Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, Leeland, Matt Stinton, Hunter Thompson, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin, Cory Asbury and Kristene DiMarco. Together these artists have six acclaimed albums that all went to the top of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. Bethel Music’s multi-artist double-disc live recording Have It All (2016) hit No. 1 on the overall iTunes Albums chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart, becoming Bethel Music’s highest retail debut on the charts ever.

The heart of Bethel Music is to be a steward of the worship being created and released at Bethel Church, making it a resource available to the world. In addition to thousands of people that attend Bethel’s weekly worship services, another 350,000 plus people subscribe to the online stream of the services at www.ibethel.tv. WorshipU, Bethel Church’s online school of worship, features ongoing training programs underneath seasoned instructors, with tracks including worship leader, songwriter, sound engineer, team essentials, producing a song and worship fundamentals, available at www.worshipu.com. More about Bethel Music can be found at www.bethelmusic.com.

Get Connected With Bethel Music
Website // www.bethelmusic.com
Facebook // www.facebook.com/bethelmusic
Twitter // www.twitter.com/bethelmusic
Instagram // www.instagram.com/bethelmusic
YouTube // www.youtube.com/ibethelmusic  

The Brilliance Unveil All Is Not Lost, “The Album You Need To Hear In 2017”

The Brilliance Unveil All Is Not Lost,
Touted By Critics As “The Album You Need to Hear In 2017”
Single “See The Love” performed at Charity: Water annual fundraiser alongside CEO Scott Harrison

Nashville, Tenn. (January 27, 2017) — All Is Not Lost, the sophomore release from The Brilliance is available now, and critics are calling it “the album you need to hear in 2017.”
The duo, comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt, is seeking to share a timely message of understanding, with lyrics eliciting love and unity throughout the 11-track offering.

“We’re looking forward to sharing these new songs because we are in a season when, no matter what our political opinions or cultural biases, we all need to be reminded that ‘All Is Not Lost,'” David said. “We need to remember to see The Divine in ‘the other,’ to offer kindness and curiosity.”

Critics are praising the duo for “shining a spotlight on cultural injustices,” saying the album’s content is “important” while also calling the release “beautiful” for its poetic lyrics and intricate string arrangements.
Here’s more of what critics are saying about All Is Not Lost:
“The album you need to hear in 2017…(it) isn’t just beautiful, it’s important.” – Christian Today

“The Brilliance shine brightly…for their hopeful, poetic lyrics and beautiful melodies.” – CCM Magazine

“These songs will certainly connect with listeners and showcase the multi-talented band’s trademark balance of vocal tenderness, lyrical intensity, beautiful and stirring musical arrangements and, above all, songs with a sense of hope and inspiration. This is my first can’t-miss release of the year and sure to be one of my top worship albums of the year.” – NewReleaseToday

“Enter New York based worship group The Brilliance, whose fresh, liturgical approach is helping to re-write the landscape of relevant, modern worship music.” – Worship Musician

“This is a raw and intimate work, shining a spotlight on cultural injustices and lamenting the fact that polite people would rather not acknowledge them…The Brilliance are to be commended for crafting piercing poetry and stimulating music…” – Worship Leader

“David and John show no hesitation with All Is Not Lost, perfectly arranging each and every song into a bigger picture. With amazing melodies, impactful lyrics, and deep themes, The Brilliance goes far beyond all expectations.” – The Christian Beat

“For those who are tired of the same-old worship clicks, they will treasure the Brilliance for their creativity, their ingenuity, and their Biblically informed words.” – Hallels

In step with the heart of the album, Gungor recently performed the band’s current single “See The Love” alongside Charity: Water CEO Scott Harrison at the organization’s annual fundraiser, which also featured Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons). The event raised more than $3 million to help provide clean water for those in need.

To hear more about the making of All Is Not Lost and the meaning behind each song, check out The Brilliance Podcast.

All is Not Lost is available now.

NewReleaseToday Premieres ‘Soldier’ Music Video from Singer/Songwriter Sommer Floyd

NEWRELEASETODAY PREMIERES ‘SOLDIER’ MUSIC VIDEO FROM SINGER/SONGWRITER SOMMER FLOYD
Emerging Singer/Songwriter featured on Music Discovery Portal with Front Page Interview and Free Song Download
“Soldier,” the new music video from emerging recording artist Sommer Floyd, makes its world premiere on music discovery portal NewReleaseToday this week. Pictured: Sommer Floyd in concert performing “Soldier.” (Marshall Foster for Mixed Marshall Arts, LLC photo)  
BURNET, TEXAS (January 26, 2017) –

Music discovery portal NewReleaseToday (NRT) has announced the world premiere of the music video of “Soldier,” the Number 1 hit single from emerging recording artist Sommer Floyd.

The stirring song became the emerging recording artist’s second Number 1 hit, landing at both the Independent Christian Radio Chart’s (CRC) Contemporary Christian Music chart and the CRC All Songs chart for the week of November

14, 2016. “Soldier” follows in the footsteps of “Ray of Light,” the title track from Floyd’s debut CD, which reached Number 1 on the CRC Contemporary Christian Music chart, as well as the CRC All Songs chart, during the week of October 10, 2016.

Fans can view the video at newreleasetoday.com/videodetail.

“I am so excited to share the ‘Soldier’ video with everyone on NewReleaseToday!” says Sommer. “I realize there is no way that I can truly understand the life of a soldier, but I felt like God laid it on my heart to write this song. The lyrics just poured out when I was thinking about the struggles that these brave men and women go through. My prayer is that when people watch the video, their hearts are filled with compassion, respect and gratitude for these men and women who sacrifice ALL to protect our freedom.”

NewReleaseToday is also featuring a new front-page interview with Sommer, and is offering a free download of her latest radio single, “Drop and Run.” Fans can download “Drop and Run” at newreleasetoday.com/freemusic.php.
The Ray of LIght CD released November 11, 2016, through Sommer Floyd Music. For more information about Sommer Floyd, “Soldier,” “Drop and Run” or Ray of Light, visit sommerfloyd.com.
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About Ray of Light:
Ray of Light, was produced by Multi-Dove Award winner Steven V. Taylor (Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, Veggie Tales) and was recorded at the legendary Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, Tennessee.

A joyful amalgamation of sparkling Pop/Rock, New Country and Contemporary Worship, Floyd’s inaugural release has drawn comparisons to artists like Kari Jobe, Mia Fieldes, Laura Story and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry. Fan favorites include the celebratory “Children of God,” the fun and encouraging Pop-Country anthem, “Drop and Run,” and the gently meandering confessional ballad, “I Need You.”

Sommer allows her natural effervescence to shine through on the exuberant “Ray of Light,” a song she says was inspired by a lazy summer afternoon spent in the company of her young daughter, Heidi. “We were sitting outside looking up at the sun,” she recalls. “I realized, that’s how we are supposed to be as believers. We were meant to shine as a ray of light, to illuminate the dark places.”

Sommer’s love of the great outdoors served as inspiration for a number of other songs on the project, including the upbeat anthem, “Let It Rain,” the gently rocking, “Lighthouse,” and the slow-burning “Live Like Jesus.” She unveils her vulnerable heart in the lovely, yet achingly poignant, “Stronger,” a song she wrote for a friend battling leukemia. “I had just gotten off the phone with her husband,” she muses. “She had gone to the emergency room, thinking it was just allergies. I cried out to God, wondering why bad things happen to good people. I still don’t have the answers to that question, but I know that the love of God is sufficient for all our needs. And when life gets harder, God makes us stronger. He has destined us to overcome, even when it doesn’t look like it from the world’s perspective.”

Her peace-evoking Contemporary Worship hymn, “How You Love Me,” could easily become a staple in church services across the country with its lovely chorus: “You are worthy, worthy/ I fall down at Your feet crying holy, holy/ Your love is all I need and Your beauty takes my breath away from me.”
Speaking of hymns that are church staples, Sommer delivers her own unique take on the beloved classic, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” which is the only song on the project that she didn’t write. “The words to this hymn are so powerful that I wanted to include it on the album,” she explains.

About Sommer Floyd:
If you look up “All American Girl” in the dictionary, chances are the definition will be accompanied by a picture of Sommer Floyd. Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Floyd was an honor roll student, gifted athlete, beauty queen, and genuinely nice person. Voted “Class Favorite” and “Most Talented” by her high school classmates, Floyd was the quintessential cheerleader, earning four individual high school All American designations and three All Star Team National Championships. Attending college on a cheerleading scholarship, Floyd was designated a college All American as a freshman, an almost unheard of accomplishment. She ran on the varsity track team, played tennis, showed livestock, participated in rodeos and earned her Deep Sea Diving certification.

And she sings. And writes songs.

While Sommer certainly has all the credentials for The All American Girl, she is also 100 percent human. She is the first to admit she has made her share of mistakes. Those poor choices produced a deep level of brokenness, which compelled Sommer to dig deep into God’s faithfulness, and reconnect with the God of her youth. The more connected the young woman became with God, the more songs began to flow from her pen.

“Putting my brokenness on paper helped to get me through the hard times,” Sommer says, “and the lyrics started to turn into worship.”

Her experience of brokenness and restoration resonated strongly throughout her community, opening doors for her to share her music and lead worship at churches and charity events throughout the Texas Hill Country, where she lives with her daughter, Heidi.

Sommer’s fetching vocals, ear-pleasing melodies and spiritually mature lyrics caught the ear of her producer, Steven V. Taylor, and she soon found herself in Franklin, Tennessee with some of Nashville’s finest musicians, recording her debut CD at the legendary Dark Horse Studios.

For more information on Sommer Floyd and Ray of Light, visit sommerfloyd.com.

Tamela Mann Receives 9 Stellar Award Nominations

GOSPEL MUSIC SUPERSTAR 
TAMELA MANN RECEIVES NINE NOMINATIONS FOR 32ND ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS
 
TAMELA SET TO CO-HOST SUPER BOWL 
GOSPEL CELEBRATION WITH HUSBAND

COMEDIAN DAVID MANN AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH

ON FEBRURARY 3
DALLAS, TEXAS (Jan. 24, 2017) – Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann received nine nominations for the upcoming 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The powerhouse vocalist is nominated for Artist of the Year, Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, CD and Traditional CD of the Year, Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. Tamela’s album, One Way, is nominated for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Stellar Awards,” said Tamela. “To God be the glory and I hope this music encourages others when they hear it as much as it does me when I sing it.  I’m truly thankful everyday for being able to share the Gospel.”

The epic night in Gospel music will be held once again at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The telecast will premiere on TV One Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. ET with encores at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. In addition, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication on 170 stations in over 150 markets around the country from April 14 – May 7, 2017.

Tamela will be co-hosting the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Houston, TX on February 3, 2017 with her husband, comedian David Mann. The event, taped live by BET, will take place at Lakewood Church. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.

One Way marks Tamela’s fourth solo studio album and is executively produced by Tamela, her husband and business partner, actor David Mann and son David Mann Jr. One Way is produced by the acclaimed Myron Butler and David Mann. The album’s all-star guest producer credits, in addition to Franklin, include Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland. “God Provides,” written and produced by Kirk Franklin, is the sophomore single from Tamela’s Billboard multi-week chart-topping No. 1 album One Way, and held the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Gospel Radio chart multiple weeks.

For the latest updates on Tamela, check out:
GOD PROVIDES MUSIC VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugS_wlFhcus
MEDIA DROP BOX: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yqihitdwnnofwz9/AABw-EzUe2seaVmYDlJ4E1Mia?dl=0
WEBSITE: www.tillymannmusic.com/
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/davidtamelamann
TWITTER: @DavidandTamela
INSTAGRAM: @DavidandTamela

Anthony Evans Debuts New Music Video

Anthony Evans Debuts New Gospel Single and Music Video
“See You Again” From Forthcoming Album, Back To Life,
Available February 3, 2017
 
Evans Co-Headlines FerVent Tour With New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Sister Priscilla Shirer
 
Pre-Order Back To Life Now!
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 25, 2017) — Recording Artist and Worship Leader Anthony Evans’ debuts his highly anticipated new music video, “See You Again,” now at Charisma.com, Beliefnet.com and NewReleaseToday.com.
“See You Again” is the first Gospel single from the forthcoming album Back To Life, available February 3, 2017 through Sherman James Productions. A collection of worship songs, this new album features NBC’s The Voice alumnus on 11 tracks exploring how authenticity and vulnerability brought Evans out of years of being spiritually ‘stuck’ and Back to Life. It marks his eighth solo studio album and will be available through all digital retailers and exclusively at Lifeway Christian Stores. Back To Life is available for pre-order now. Pre-orders include two instant grat tracks from the album – “See You Again” and “Ever Be.”
Back To Life features all-star Grammy® Award and Stellar Award nominated producer Max Stark, esteemed vocal arranger Tim Davis (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Sam Smith, Mariah Carey), alongside a slew of background singers with credits spanning Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson and Jonny Lang. It includes personally penned selections and co-writes with Krissy Nordoff, Michael Neale (“Your Great Name”) Cindy Morgan, Martha Munizzi and Kirk Franklin. Sonically diverse, along with the stirring “See You Again,” the album features other standout songs including the title-track “Back To Life,” the spiritually-affirming battle cry “Believe,” and the faith-anthem remake “Ever Be.”
Anthony Evans will be hitting the road this spring on The FerVent Tour. The FerVent Tour, presented and produced by Jerry Shirer, Going Beyond Ministries and Evans’ own company Sherman James Productions, is an evening of dynamic teaching from New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Lead Actress in the hit film War Room, Priscilla Shirer, and with worship by Evans.
Back To Life Track List:
1. See You Again
2. Believe
3. Incredible
4. Ever Be
5. With You
6. Back to Life
7. God of Breakthroughs
8. Home
9. Everything Changes
10. Your Way
Bonus Track: Because of Your Prayers (Grandma’s Song)
The FerVent Tour:
February 1 | Mesa, AZ | Hillsong Phoenix
February 2 | San Diego, CA | Cornerstone Church -SOLD OUT
February 3 | Costa Mesa, CA | Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa – SOLD OUT
February 4 | Rocklin, CA | Destiny Church
March 23| Lynchburg, VA | Thomas Road Baptist Church
March 24 | Jacksonville, FL | North Jacksonville Baptist Church
March 25 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL| Christ Fellowship West Palm Beach
March 26 | Orlando, FL | Calvary Orlando
May 25 | Kansas City, MO | First Baptist Church Raytown
May 26 | Minneapolis, MN | TBA
May 27 | Chicago, IL | Calvary Church Naperville
May 28 | Columbus, OH | TBA
June 22 | New York, NY | TBA
June 23 | Pittsburgh, PA | TBA
June 24 | Grand Rapids, MI | Grand Rapids First Assembly of God
June 25 | Indianapolis, IN | Lakeview Church
For more information on The FerVent Tour, visit: www.TheFerventTour.com.
Connect with Anthony:
“See You Again” Music Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fChUxSW9-bk

Noisey Documentary Exclusively Featured Creation Festival Northeast In “I Saw The Light”

Noisey Documentary Exclusively Featured Creation Festival Northeast In “I Saw The Light”

Full-length documentary film available now


Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2017) – The nation’s largest outdoor Christian music festival, CREATION FESTIVAL NORTHEAST, became the exclusive host for mainstream media news outlet VICE MEDIA as they set out to produce the documentary film feature “I Saw The Light” on Christian Music in the Festival environment. NOISEY, the online daily music channel of VICE Media, traveled to the Creation Music Festival to film the documentary and catch a glimpse of the inner workings behind the Christian music industry. 
Watch the full-length documentary, here.

Taking viewers on a journey with Youth Pastor Steve Price and his youth group, “I Saw The Light” follows the troop on an adventure from the outskirts of Baltimore to the middle of Pennsylvania in God’s Country. The documentary finds the characters packing up to attend Creation Festival, following the group all the way through the mosh-pit to the candle lighting ceremony.

“Youth ministry to Millennials and Gen Z is constantly changing,” said Creation Festival Director Ben Comer. “Creation’s broad array of music, Bible teaching, recreational activities, all at a heavenly venue, leads to unlimited opportunities for students to experience Christ’s transforming power in their own lives.”

The 35-minute piece—which also inspired an article for VICE’s music issue—is produced by VICE’s Chloe Campion and hosted by Noisey’s editor-in-chief, Eric Sundermann. Through conversations with GRAMMY® winning pop duo for KING & COUNTRY and rapper Andy Mineo—along with speakers from the 50,000+ attended festival—the documentary takes a thoughtful look at the world of Christian music, belief, growing up, and Jesus Christ.

“Creation has always been dear to the heart of our family, first with our sister Rebecca, and now with our band performing at the festivals,” shared Luke Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY. “The unity of singing below the banner that says, ‘A tribute to our Creator’ summons up the purpose behind what Creation is all about, but also what we endeavor to do with our music. We are honored to be a part of this project!”

Noisey is no stranger to the music industry with VICE TV, music channels, and a social media following in the millions. “I Saw The Light” has become one of the first inclusions of Contemporary Christian music on the website.

Pastor Harry Thomas, co-founder of Creation Festival stated, “We didn’t know what to expect so we just welcomed their team and did what we always do at Creation. Our theme has always been ‘To Give Tribute to Our Creator.’ Our desire is and will continue to be to exalt the Lord and have people drawn to Him.”

The superb narration and commentary of Eric Sundermann and the incredible production work of Chloe Campion and her crew, places the viewer right in the moment. The truth-saturated testimonies of the youth group members and attendees interviewed are nothing short of life-giving. For more information on “I Saw The Light,” visit: www.creationfest.com.

About Creation Festival
Creation is one of the longest running Christian music festivals. Launched in 1979, Creation Festival was born out of the heart and vision of Pastor Harry Thomas and his wife Margery to reach the youth through Christian music. Creation Northeast is currently held at the Agape Farm in Mt Union, PA, set in the beautiful destination of the Allegheny Mountain range.  Creation Northwest launched in 1998, is currently held at the Benton County Fairgrounds, in Kennewick, WA, set in beautiful eastern Washington State.

Creation’s Mission is to bring TRIBUTE TO OUR CREATOR, by providing evangelistic events that offer kids of all ages opportunity to gather in community, to worship, experience fellowship, enjoy God’s beautiful Creation and to encounter life-changing moments. We hope to inspire lasting and active change in our hearts through the love of Christ by His Holy Spirit, walked out through discipleship in the local church.

AUDREY ASSAD, ANDREW PETERSON LAUNCH “THE EDGE OF DAWN TOUR” FEB. 25

AUDREY ASSAD, ANDREW PETERSON

LAUNCH “THE EDGE OF DAWN TOUR” FEB. 25

 

Assad’s Pink Floyd Cover Featured On NBC’s Timeless Fall Season Opener

 

 

Critically lauded singers, songwriters and authors Audrey Assad and Andrew Peterson launch “The Edge of Dawn Tour” Feb. 25 in Richardson, TX. The multi-state, multi-denominational church tour will run through late March and will feature new music and fan favorites from each of these artist’s celebrated song repertoire.

 

“I can’t wait to play music with a songwriter for whom I have so much respect,” says Assad. “Resurrection is a story I need to learn afresh, and I think telling it through music with Andrew will be a beautiful way to enter in this year.”

 

“I’ve been a fan of Audrey’s music for a long time, so getting to share a band and a stage with her will be a huge honor,” says Peterson. “The fact that we’re doing this tour with a Resurrection theme makes it even better.”

 

Assad, whose cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” was featured on the fall season opener of NBC’s hit show Timeless at 41:45 into the episode, will play songs on this tour from her five-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Adult Contemporary (CMTA / SoundScan) album, Inheritance, released last year on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music distribution. The album, as well as the Inheritance Deluxe Edition released last fall, features a collection of hymns and original songs that both pay homage to her childhood heritage and to her Catholic faith and charismatic spirituality.

 

Co-producing Inheritance with Daniel James (Canon Blue, Joy Williams, Among Savages), Assad’s current album projects a unique soundscape through a cinematic-styled approach featuring lush textures and wide, expansive rhythms that allow her voice to glide effortlessly over a diverse landscape of prayerful contemplation. Named “one of the best albums of 2016” and “an invaluable gift” by critics, Inheritance includes the original song “Even Unto Death,” which was written after Assad heard of yet another martyrdom in the Middle East and has been lauded as a Top 20 song of 2016 by Worship Leader. The album also features “It Is Well With My Soul,” a special dedication to honor Audrey’s late grandmother, “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “New Every Morning,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” “Ubi Caritas” and “Be Thou My Vision.”

 

Peterson, who is one of Christian music’s most prolific and thought provoking singer-songwriters, will play songs from his latest Centricity Music project, The Burning Edge of Dawn, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Christian Top Albums Chart and marks the highest chart debut of his career. Produced by Gabe Scott, Ben Shive and Joe Causey, the full-length album features joyful songs delivering the heart-rending lyrics that Peterson fans have always enjoyed. CCM Magazine praises the album’s “powerful analogies of God and a Godward faith” while NewReleaseToday.com calls it “an artistic feat” and Phantom Tollbooth hails it as “supremely up-lifting.”

 

In addition to the title track, The Burning Edge of Dawn features a song written for Peterson’s wife, Jamie (“My One Safe Place”), and his daughter, Skye (“Be Kind To Yourself”), while “The Rain Keeps Falling” features singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. Two of the songs include background vocals from Caleb Chapman of the band Colony House.

 

The current “The Edge of Dawn Tour” itinerary follows:

 

Sat., Feb. 25, Woodcreek Church, Richardson, TX

Sun., Feb. 26, Redeemer Presbyterian, San Antonio, TX

Thurs., Mar. 2, Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, TX

Fri., Mar. 3, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Houston, TX

Sun., Mar. 5, Sammamish Presbyterian Church, Kenmore, WA

Fri., Mar. 10, CNY Crossroads Inspiration Hall, Syracuse, NY

Sat., Mar. 11, Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel, CT

Sun., Mar. 12, Manor Church, Lancaster, PA

Fri., Mar. 17, Morristown (Knoxville), TN

Sun., Mar. 26, Peachtree City, GA

 

* Tour dates subject to change.

 

For all the latest tour dates and more information regarding Audrey Assad and Andrew Peterson, go to www.audreyassad.com and www.andrew-peterson.com.

LIFER, Awaited New Album From GRAMMY® Nominated MercyMe, To Release On Mar. 31

LIFER, Awaited New Album From
GRAMMY
® Nominated MercyMe, To Release On Mar. 31


Band announces tour dates including “Texas Takeover Tour”
Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2017) – On the heels of their RIAA Certified Gold and GRAMMY® acclaimed Welcome To The New (2014), MercyMe will release LIFER (FAIR TRADE SERVICES) on Mar. 31, 2017.

The core of LIFER is the question of what it looks like to live as followers of Christ that are committed for life. With 2014’s 
Welcome To The New, MercyMe spoke to the grace and celebrated new life that Christ offers us in entering into faith. With their newest record, MercyMe writes about what it means to live out that faith as a “lifer” in the kingdom of God. 

“This new record is the logical next chapter after our last album, and it carries a new perspective,” MercyMe’s Bart Millard remarked. “Welcome To The New was all about grace and identity in Christ; a welcoming to the life of being a new creation by grace. And it’s such an exciting truth to grasp, but then life continues to go on and eventually the newness of that wears off and we need encouragement and support to sustain us. For me personally, I sing about being new every night on tour and I don’t always feel so new. So the album title LIFER and the theme of the record is all about reminding ourselves and others about the victory we have in the end through Christ. We are all in this for life – even on the days when we don’t feel like doing any of it. We want these songs to be a morale boost to remind people of who they are and what Christ has done.”

Filled with positive, uplifting lyrics, along with energetic beats and soaring melodies, this latest offering delivers the massive hits that MercyMe is known for. The debut single “Even If” will serve as a follow-up to the band’s four hit singles found on their previous album.

“The song ‘Even If’ is incredibly special to me,” commented Millard. “My son Sam is 15 years old, and he’s been a diabetic since he was two. When you’re a parent of a child with any kind of chronic illness, these things don’t go away. You have a lot of good days, but some days you feel like you’re losing bad. I was in the midst of one of those bad days when ‘Even If‘ was written. This song is a reminder to people in these difficult situations that don’t seem to go away. God was worthy long before any of these circumstances even showed up. It’s a foundation that was built long before those difficulties came to be. This song is a declaration to God that even if He went silent and never said another word, He’s still worthy to be praised, and He’s our greatest hope in the midst of the trial.”

Amidst tour dates across the country, the multi-platinum selling band will head to their home state of Texas for “MercyMe’s Texas Takeover Tour” throughout the month of February
with label mate, Micah Tyler. In April, the band will headline a national tour with fellow Fair Trade artists, Hawk Nelson and Micah Tyler. For the latest on all MercyMe tour dates, click here.

LIFER will be available for pre-order on January 27th in Lifeway Christian Stores. Customers who pre-buy the album in their stores will get a free 2 song CD that includes the songs “We Win” and “Lifer.”

LIFER will be available for preorder at Family Christian Bookstores on February 14, and for every album sold $1 will be donated to Pray America.

LIFER will be available for pre-order on Feb. 17 on iTunes and Amazon Music with an instant grat of the debut single “Even If.”


About MercyMe
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s 2015 Year End charts. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. Their latest project MercyMe, It’s Christmas! (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and became an instant Christmas classic. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods, four radio hits and continues to be a top selling title. LIFER will be available on Mar. 31, 2017.

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De-Slobification Blogger Dana K. White Debuts First How-To Book

Dana K. White, Inspiring Creator Of The Top-Rated Home Management Blog, A Slob Comes Clean, Shares The Down And Dirty Scoop 
On Reality-Based Cleaning And Organizing In New Book,
How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing With Your House’s 
Dirty Little Secrets Available Now
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 23, 2017) –Dana K. White, a busy mom, successful blogger, flourishing author, and self-described ‘slob comes clean,’ shares her inspiring reality-based methods to help others gain control and confidence in their own homes – and minister to them beyond clutter right to their soul, all while keeping it light-hearted with laughs along the way, in her new book, How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing With Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson.)
Dana K. White
“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” White first chronicled her successes and failures with her self-described “deslobification process” on her top-rated, hilarious home management blog, A Slob Comes Clean. Thousands of readers now look to her as the go-to expert for managing the home, and in her first book, White offers them reality-based cleaning and organizing insights for every desperate household. How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind will minister to the reader beyond their household mess and everyday tasks into their heart to break self-defeating behaviors and create lasting internal change.
What does it take to bring a home out of “disaster status”? In her book, White explores how cleaning your house is not a one-time project, but a series of ongoing premade decisions. Her cleaning and organizing techniques debunk the biggest housekeeping fantasies with reality as well as humor.
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets is for you –
* If you sleep like a baby, unaware your kitchen counters are piled high with dirty dishes, but want to cry when you walk into a disastrous kitchen the next morning
* If you’ve ever wished you could donate dirty clothes because you’re so behind on laundry
* If you’re continually overwhelmed in your home and you’ve failed to change your housekeeping ways so many times you just don’t know if you have the energy to try again
* If you experience panic at the thought of getting your house clean for guests that are ringing your doorbell soon
In a moment of inspired desperation in 2009, White started a blog called A Slob Comes Clean. She journaled using the alias “Nony” (short for aNONYmous) so she could share her deepest, darkest, most embarrassing slob secret. “Nony” a.k.a. White eventually truly came clean- she came forward to share her real name and the time-tested strategies she has developed and proven to work in her “slob lab,” her very own home. Throughout the seven-year journey since her first blog post, White has learned what it takes to bring a home out of disaster status, which habits make the biggest and most lasting impact, and how to keep clutter under control, and she is sharing her advice and proven methods within the chapters of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets.
Chapter titles include:
* My First Step: Giving Up on the Fantasy
* The Worst Thing About the Best Way
* Just Tell Me What to Do
* Conquering Laundry
* Get Dinner on the Table
* Putting an End to the Never-Ending Weekly Cleaning Tasks
* Don’t Get Organized
* How to Declutter Without Making a Bigger Mess
* Fighting the Perceived Value Battle
* But Will It Last?

Platinum-Selling, Bilingual Recording Artist Jaci Velasquez To Release First New Album In Five Years

 
 

PLATINUM-SELLING, BILINGUAL RECORDING ARTIST JACI VELASQUEZ TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS

 

Trust, Spanish Language Confío Release From Integrity Music Into 160 Nations March 31

 

Album Inspired By Her Son Marks Series of Firsts for Velasquez: 1st Worship Album,

1st Simultaneous English/Spanish Release, 1st Integrity Music Recording

 

 

Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez will release her first, full-length studio album in over five years. The highly-anticipated recording, both the English-language version, Trust, and Spanish-language Confío, will release globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music. A Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit, this marks the first time for Velasquez to simultaneously release an album in both languages.

 

Delivering 17 albums to date (not including compilations) that have gathered 16 No. 1 radio hits, 5 Grammy® nominations, 7 Dove Awards, 3 RIAA Gold Records and 3 RIAA Platinum records, Velasquez’s upcoming vertical, Godward songs of worship on Trust (Confío) also mark her first project from Integrity Music. It is further Velasquez’s first worship album, which was inspired by her youngest son, Soren, born in 2009.

 

Awakened in the middle of the night by Soren who was having “bad dreams,” Velasquez consoled him and decided to play a song she recently received from Integrity Music, “God Who Moves The Mountains,” written by David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters), Dustin Smith and Richie Fike. What followed was a moving time of worship for mom and son that chased away the fear.

 

“We adults are worried about paying our bills, getting our car fixed, health, but being scared in bed alone is a mountain to a seven-year-old,” shares Velasquez, who is a dedicated mom to two young boys. “Soren and I both were moved to worship, and our lives changed in that moment. It’s amazing how God uses music.”

 

Produced by Leonard and Chris Bevins (Salvador, Phillips Craig & Dean), Trust features “God Who Moves The Mountains,” as well as new songs penned by Velasquez and her husband Nic Gonzales (lead singer of Salvador) along with songs by Martin Smith (Delirious?), Dove Award winner Michael Farren and more. Notable tracks include “Rest,” “It’s Never As Dark As It Seems To Be” and “Trust You,” which Velasquez cowrote with Aruna Abrams, James Slater and Bobby Hamrick. This song sparked the project’s title and captures the core message of this new album.

 

“Trust is an underlying theme for me as a wife and a mom,” says Velasquez. “You can’t have a relationship without trust. Like my husband and I, there are no secrets and we trust each other no matter what. The same is true with my relationship with Jesus.”

 

The theme of trust also encompasses Velasquez’s hope for her son, Zealand (9), who has Autism. “There are so many days in my life that I feel like I am losing control,” confesses Velasquez. “The song ‘Trust You’ comes from that moment of where I have to ‘shake my hands,’ step away and remind myself that ‘I know you are worried, but God loves him more than you do Jaci. Stop worrying’.”

 

Taking that steadfast ‘trust’ into 2017, Velasquez is currently working on a book, a clothing line that raises support for Autism related causes, and she will be featured in two Christian films releasing in 2017. In all this, and with her concerts around the world, Jaci’s passion is to serve God with the gifts He has given her.

 

The full Trust (Confío) track listing, first radio single and more details will be revealed soon. For all the latest news, go to www.jacivelasquez.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Jaci Velasquez:
Velasquez has three RIAA® certified Platinum® albums, three RIAA certified Gold® albums, 16 No. 1 singles, 6 more singles in the top 10, 7 Dove Awards, 2 Latin Grammy® Award nominations, 3 Grammy Award nominations, has graced more than 50 magazine covers including Teen People, Latin Girl, Teen Beat, Parade, and People In Espanol, has appeared in ads for Pepsi, Doritos and Target, and co-hosted for nearly seven years Salem Broadcasting Network’s “The Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug and Jaci Velasquez” on Today’s CMR Network with more than 1.5 million daily listeners. In addition to writing, recording, international touring, and serving as an advocate for Autism awareness, Velasquez has been featured in five faith-based films since 2011, hosted the SESAC Christian Music Awards, GMA IMMERSE, and has been internationally active in a plethora of the music industry’s niches since her impressive immergence as an award-winning artist at the age of 16.

 

About Integrity Music:

Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Eastbourne, East Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Great Are You Lord,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name,” “I Am Free” and the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys). Additional information is available at www.integritymusic.com.