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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ZACHARY RAY RELEASES NEW SINGLE

ZACHARY RAY RELEASES NEW SINGLE

‘Eyes on You’ Goes for Adds Today to Christian AC Radio

May 27, 2020 (Nashville, Tennessee) – “Eyes on You,” a new single from Zachary Ray is releasing to Christian AC-formatted radio outlets today. The single also is available at all digital retailers, including iTunes and Spotify.

“Eyes on You,” co-written by Ray and Katelyn Clampett, was produced by Brandon Bee.

“I see music as a tool that can be used to bring transformation and healing for people around the world,” Ray says.

.Ray developed a passion for music as a young boy, first singing in his dad’s church. He then pursued the passion at Berklee College of Music, where he studied vocal performance and music business.

Ray has been using the gift of music to teach and train aspiring musicians for more than 12 years. During the past decade, he has lived in India where he teaches at Calcutta School of Music. He also started a company, Chaitown Creatives, where he teaches and trains young musicians and vocalists. Ray met his wife while working in India; the couple has a two-year-old and another baby on the way.

Ray has returned to America for a season to write and record his music. Writing from a place of candor, Ray’s music is about his journey, songs about heartache, doubt, deep love and healing, but, most of all, songs about seasons of hope, comfort, peace and confidence that keeps him going.

Zachary Ray – promo

For more information about Ray, check out ZacharyRay.co and follow him on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

HILLSONG UNITED RELEASES BRAND NEW EP FOR ANOTHER IN THE FIRE, AVAILABLE TODAY

*_HILLSONG UNITED RELEASES BRAND NEW EP FOR /ANOTHER IN THE FIRE/, AVAILABLE TODAY//_**//*

*FIVE-TRACK PROJECT OFFERS NEWLY REMIXED VERSIONS OF SONG INCLUDING STUDIO VERSION WITH ACCOMPANYING ‘QUARANTINE’ MUSIC **VIDEO* *FEATURING TAYA*

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*LOS ANGELES*(May 22, 2020) — Multi-platinum selling and award-winning*Hillsong UNITED *debuts their brand new */ANOTHER IN THE FIRE/* EP. Out today, the five-track project offers remixes of the powerful song by UNITED’s Michael Guy Chislett & Benjamin Tennikoff as well as contributions from Billy Davis and jamintasker. The EP also includes a special stripped-down studio version featuring the lead vocals of *TAYA. *Released earlier this month with accompanying “quarantine” music video , the studio edition of the breakout single amassed over 500K streams on street week alone.

“This EP couldn’t have come at a more important time and we couldn’t be more excited about releasing it to you,” says UNITED’s JD Douglass. “‘Another In The Fire’ speaks to the truth that we are not alone in this journey called life and that we can come through any season or circumstance stronger because Jesus is with us and God will make a way for us! Having put the lyric and melody to match any mood or occasion, what comes across strong in every track is that the message of this song is perfect for all of us right now. Our prayer and hope is that this EP will give you courage and strength to take your next step and hold tight to the hope we have in Jesus.”

Written by UNITED’s Joel Houston and Chris Davenport, “Another In The Fire” is featured on UNITED’s latest album, /PEOPLE/, which debuted at *No. 1* on Billboard’s Top Album, Top Christian/ Gospel Album and Top Current Album charts. The monumental project generated over *8 million* streams and over 100K in albums sold within its first week.

Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music, Hillsong UNITED has sold more than *4.7 million* *albums* globally and garnered over *3.1 billion* worldwide career streams to date. Their most recent album “People” garnered the group its largest career street week sales to date debuting at *No. 1 *on*HITS Top 50 Chart, No. 1* on *Billboard’s Top Album*, *Top Christian/ Gospel Album* and *Top Current Album* charts, and*No. 2 *on*Billboard’s Top 200. *The group also remains the *No. 1 Christian artist* on all social media platforms with over *10.8 million fans* combined.

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

*About Hillsong UNITED: *

Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian charts and up to No. 2 on Billboard 200) areonly bested by the millions of lives they’ve impacted across the globe. Reporting over 50 million people singing from the Hillsong catalogue songs every Sunday, the modest band born from a youth ministry out of Hillsong Church in Australia, touts a reach of over 10.8 million across all major social network platforms to date, including over 2.1 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, the band is led by Joel Houston and Taya, names that have become synonymous with Christian radio, dominating airwaves with every new release. Their last four studio albums have each topped the USA Christian chart, with “Zion” and “Empires” charting no. 1 (“Zion” recently also went Gold in the U.S.); “Oceans,” written by Houston and band member Matt Crocker recently went triple platinum in the States, counting 200+ million streams and reigning on top of the Christian songs chart for a record 54 weeks. In studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound and connect people everywhere with God, evident by the success they’ve seen globally. With over 50 countries and six continents visited, Hillsong UNITED continues to sell out arenas and stadiums around the world, including sold-out nights at the Forum, STAPLES Center and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Toyota Center, Oracle Arena, Air Canada Arena, American Airlines Arena (Miami and Dallas), and Red Rocks to scratch the surface. Hillsong UNITED functions from the deep understanding that everything they do is an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do, through really ordinary people.

Emery to Release “White Line Fever”

*Emery to Release 8th Full Length Album “White Line Fever” June 5th*

*_Seattle, WA:_* DIY post-hardcore legends Emery, self-release their 8th full length album “White Line Fever,” out June 5, 2020, available for pre-order now at emerymusic.com. From the band that brought the song “Walls” and albums like “The Question” to the scene in the mid-2000’s, Emery hasn’t stopped or slowed down for going on 20 years, and keeps going strong with the launch of Emeryland a year ago, and their new streamo show “Are You Listening?” This quarantine isn’t about to slow these guys down!

*_In the Land of Emery_*
A year ago this month, Emery launched a new project called Emeryland – a subscription-model fan support plan that allows them to create music year-round, releasing an EP every quarter, compiling into a full length every year, bypassing the 2-year album cycle standard, and providing new and exclusive content to members of the community through a private Discord, Facebook group, exclusive store, and coming soon, weekly emails from the band. “White Line Fever” is the first full length to be created by the support of Emeryland’s 1500 member strong community.

*_About White Line Fever_*
“White Line Fever” is the story of Emery taking a leap and leaving rural South Carolina in September of 2001, to move across the country to Seattle, WA to start the band. The fear, uncertainty, self-doubt, and excitement is evident in each song. The first single, “Civil Wars” (music video ) is resonating with listeners as an honest account of the struggle inside with lyrics like “. . . the wars we wage inside ourselves, the lies we can’t escape. . .” this is a song you can grab onto. Singer Toby Morrell describes the song “Make Yourself Sick” (music video ) as a self-reflection on ways in which he realizes now, he let his doubt self-sabotage his experience of a lifetime, driving across the beautiful state of Washington on their way to record the band’s first album. Another highlight on the album, comes from Devin Shelton’s recollection of the uncertainty they felt on the morning of September 11, 2001, the date they had set not knowing that would be the day that would change the world forever from the terrorist attacks. “Some of Us” (story video )is a hauntingly beautiful reflection of what that day was like for them and the rest of the world.

*_Are You Listening?_*
In absence of physical tours, Emery has created an online variety streaming show airing every Sunday night on twitch called “Are You Listening: A Sunday Night Streamo Show,” which features hilarious bits thought out and written by members of Emery throughout the week and preformed live, including The Damn News, Cover Corner, Songs from the Vault, and more! They also have a guest artist on each week, who prepares a collaborative cover of one of their songs to play during the show. Some past examples are Mae’s “Embers and Envelopes,” Norma Jean’s “Self Employed Chemist,” and Boys Night Out’s “Punched in the Face.” Find videos and more at areyoulistening.tv.

“White Line Fever” Pre-Order: emerymusic.com

“White Line Fever” on Singles Playlist on Spotify: spotify link “Are You Listening: A Sunday Night Streamo Show” areyoulistening.tv

Emery on Socials
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emery/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emeryofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialEmery
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/emerymusic

Nashville Christian Songwriters’ “Song Revolution with John Chisum” Launches on New “AccessMore” Podcast Platform

NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS’ /SONG REVOLUTION WITH JOHN /*/CHISUM/* LAUNCHES ON NEW /ACCESSMORE/ PODCAST PLATFORM*

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Christian Music Radio Giant Educational Media Foundation (EMF), Parent Company of the Nation’s Largest Contemporary Christian Radio Networks, K-LOVE and Air1, as Well as Faith-Based Publishing and FilmLeader WTA Media,*Adds Exciting New Internet Platform* *

/Nashville Christian Songwriters’ influential podcast, *Song Revolution with John Chisum*, is now available on the new AccessMore podcast platform. (Peter Hartzell photo)/

*NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, *
*2020) -* Nashville Christian Songwriters (NCS), a coaching and resource company dedicated to empowering Christian songwriters worldwide, is thrilled to announce the launch of its /**/Song Revolution with John Chisum /**/podcast as one of the debut programs on Educational Media Foundation’s (EMF) exciting new podcast platform, /AccessMore/.
Partnering with /AccessMore/ exponentially expands */Song Revolution with John Chisum’s/* potential audience by leveraging the new podcast platform’s reach. As a part of contemporary Christian music radio giant Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent company of the nation’s largest contemporary Christian radio networks, K-LOVE and Air1, as well as WTA Media, a leader in faith-based publishing and film, */Song Revolution with John Chisum/* gains greater access to the 104 million Americans who listen to podcasts. */Song Revolution with John Chisum/* is in good company, joining nationally known speakers, recording artists, authors, and teachers, including Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning singer Natalie Grant, author and international speaker Christine Caine (founder of Propel Women), renowned filmmaker Jon Erwin (/I Still Believe, I Can Only Imagine/), Grammy and Dove Award winner Rebecca St. James, and a plethora of others providing faith-infused content designed to inform and inspire.
“/AccessMore/ is launching with the highest quality of podcasts and show hosts,” said John Chisum, Founder and President of Nashville Christian Songwriters and originator of the /**/Song Revolution with John Chisum/* */podcast. “It’s such an honor to be among them and partnering for the Gospel in faith-based programming.”
“We are very excited to reach and serve more people with */Song Revolution with John Chisum/* on the powerful new podcast platform, /AccessMore/,” said Nashville Christian Songwriters Vice President Robert Till. “This has already become a dynamic partnership to bring our show and other incredible faith-based programming to our audience.”
Get a preview now of the entire /AccessMore/ platform at /accessmore.com /, and look for the downloadable app coming soon to Apple and Android.

To learn more about Nashville Christian Songwriters and */Song Revolution with John Chisum/*, visit nashvillechristiansongwriters.com . ** # # #

/Nashville Christian Songwriters events, interviews and and podcasts offer insight and inspiration from industry veterans, including (L to R): Grammy nominee and multiple Dove Award winner Phil Joel of Newsboys with NCS President John Chisum. (NCS photo)/

**About Nashville Christian Songwriters:**
Veteran Christian songwriter and music publisher John Chisum launched Nashville Christian Songwriters (NCS) in late 2015 as a coaching and resource company dedicated to empowering Christian songwriters worldwide. In a short time, NCS has grown to include its first 12-hour instructional video series, a roster of NCS Coaching clients across America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, a burgeoning Facebook presence with a highly active group called Successful Christian Songwriters (with over 5,500 members to date), and over 17,000 fans so far on the NCS Facebook fan page.

Chisum and his team also launched NCS MEMBERSHIP in June 2017 as a high quality, members-only Christian songwriters community offering exclusive monthly content, song critiques, frequent master classes, and live events geared to fulfill their imperative to equip and inspire Christian songwriters worldwide to fulfill their calling to write world-changing Gospel-centered songs.

NCS has hosted eight Song Revolution Workshops in the Nashville area, attracting songwriters from around the world for three inspiring days of coaching and connecting with music industry professionals, such as Mike Harland (Lifeway Worship), John Mays and Chad Segura (Centricity Music), Kenna Turner West (Curb|Word Entertainment), and CCM artists such as Jason Gray, Cindy Morgan, and Ginny Owens.

The popular NCS podcast, */Song Revolution with John Chisum/*, has released 143 episodes to date and has garnered over 125k downloads. Now hosted on accessmore.com , the bi-weekly interview format features songwriters, artists, and a blend of motivation and creativity designed to encourage every listener. “It’s about more than songs,” says Chisum. “It’s about a better life.”

“John Chisum is one of the best there is,” says multi-talented, Dove Award-winning worship leader, industry executive, songwriter, and producer Don Moen. “He’s drawing from years of experience as a successful music executive to develop Christian songwriters by providing practical tips and training through his organization, Nashville Christian Songwriters. I highly recommend NCS to anyone wanting to develop their skills as a Christian songwriter.”

To learn more about Chisum, Nashville Christian Songwriters, and */Song Revolution with John Chisum/*, visit nashvillechristiansongwriters.com .
/Veteran Christian music industry exec, internationally acclaimed worship leader and prolific songwriter John Chisum is the /President/ of Nashville Christian Songwriters (NCS). (Peter Hartzell photo)/

*About John Chisum:*
John Chisum is a veteran Christian music industry executive, internationally acclaimed worship leader and prolific songwriter.

The writer of numerous Top Ten and Number 1 songs, with more than 400 of his own songs appearing on records and in print, Chisum is widely known for his songs recorded by Christian artists including Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, The Gaither Vocal Band, Truth, First Call, Dino Kartsonakis, Bob Fitts, The Cathedrals and on many of Integrity’s Hosanna! Music recordings.

A long-time music industry professional in music publishing and artist development, he has served as Director of Song Development and Copyright for Integrity Media, and Vice President of Publishing at Star Song Media, helping to oversee over 200 recording projects.
With a heart to encourage believers, Chisum has traveled more than 1 million miles domestically and internationally, leading worship and instructing others in the skills of worship leading and songwriting.

A popular clinician in the area of worship for many years, Chisum has taught in a multitude of church settings across major denominational lines, in addition to many premier non-denominational venues such as The Gospel Music Association’s Academy of Christian Music Arts, Christian Artists Seminar in the Rockies, Music California, Music Texas, Music Colorado, the Southern Baptist conventions of various states, and many more.

He is currently a regular contributor to Christian Copyright Licensing International’s website Worshipfuel.com and the creator and host of */Song Revolution with John Chisum/*, a podcast centering on songwriting and a creative lifestyle with over 140 episodes and over 125,000 downloads, now hosted at accessmore.com .

He has toured with Integrity’s Seminars4Worship and served as a core instructor for Integrity’s Worship Institute at The University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, and at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has also been a regular guest speaker at Liberty University for their Center for Worship.

As a recording artist, Chisum has released eight worship recordings distributed through Warner Brothers, Integrity Music, Pamplin Music, Martingale Music, and Firm Foundation Worship Ministries. He studied classical voice at the University of Memphis and holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of South Alabama (Mobile) and a Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Chisum currently serves as President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, a coaching and resource company that exists to empower Christian songwriters worldwide. He lives in the Nashville, Tennessee, area with Donna, his wife of 39+ years. To learn more about Chisum and Nashville Christian Songwriters, visit nashvillechristiansongwriters.com . *About Educational Media Foundation and /AccessMore/:*
Our goal is to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ! We’ve created an ever-growing space to host all of your favorite faith-based content. We wanted you to be able to dive even deeper into subjects that interest you and meet you where you are, giving you the ability to /AccessMore/ for your faith, /AccessMore/ for your family, and /AccessMore/ for everything that matters most to you. With faith based on-demand audio, and streams of some of your favorite encouraging radio stations together in one place, this is /AccessMore/! To learn more about Educational Media Foundation and /AccessMore/, visit accessmore.com .

“COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE” COLTON DIXON EP OUT TODAY

*_COLTON DIXON’S “COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE” SELF-TITLED EP OUT TODAY_*

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/*American Idol Favorite Pens First Love Song, “Can’t Quit You,” with “Intimate, Achingly Honest” Video Premiered by Atwood Magazine */
/*Livestream Performance at 3pm EST Today to Benefit Recording Academy’s MUSICCARES COVID19 Relief Fund*/

Nashville, TN…. May 15, 2020 – Atlantic Records/Hear it Loud artist, American Idol alum *Colton Dixon* is debuting his first self-titled EP today. /COLTON DIXON/ is already being called “completely addicitve ,” and “the sign of an artist that’s comfortable moving into a bolder direction as he evolves as both an artist and a human being .” The EP boasts five brand new tracks all co-written by Colton and some of pop music’s biggest names including the late busbee and ROBOPOP.
Dixon’s first single from the EP, “Miracles ,” noted as “a bombastic, uplifting, humongous pop tune of the kind we’re desperately in need of right now ,” continues to gain momentum at radio and streams each week, currently at No. 3 on the /Billboard /Hot AC/CHR chart.

Also included is the first love song he’s ever written, dedicated to his wife of four years, Annie. /Atwood / Magazine exclusively premiered what they described as an “achingly honest outpouring,” and “a vivid display of love and connection” music video for the song. Referring to the track, Dixon told the outlet, “it feels fitting that this song anchors my new EP release as it shows the journey I’ve not only been on in life, but in music too,” adding “I’m so glad we were able to give everyone a bird’s-eye view of my wife, Annie and I’s journey in the new video. Relationships are a gift. No matter the challenges that life brings, one thing that’s certain for us is that we will never stop choosing to love one another.” The Dixon’s are expecting twins this fall, a story PEOPLE has continued to cover.

In support of COLTON DIXON, the singer/songwriter will be busy doing numerous online events starting today with a livestream performance to benefit the Recording Academy’s MUSICCARES COVID19 Relief Fund at 3pm EST on Dixon’s Facebook page . Tomorrow, Dixon will also conduct a SCENES LIVE SESSION at 10pm EST, which can be viewed here.

Starting Monday, May 18, Dixon will perform an acoustic version of each song from his new EP, along with sharing stories behind each of them and letting fans in on the writing process of the EP. Fans can tune in every week night next week at 7pm CST May 18-22 on Instagram Live, @coltondixonmusic.

*ABOUT COLTON DIXON:*
Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he was voted a fan favorite and made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show AMERICAN IDOL. His career has been on the fast track ever since, now boasting over 100 million streams across all platforms. Dixon’s 2013 debut, /A Messenger,/ set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album by a new Christian artist. Dixon is also a Steinway & Sons artist, following in the footsteps of legendary artists such as Harry Connick, Jr. and Billy Joel. Dixon’s sophomore effort /Anchor/ included the most played Hot AC single of 2014, “More Of You,” which spent three weeks at No. 1, as well as “Through All of It,” his fourth consecutive No. 1 at Hot AC Radio. In 2013, Dixon won a Dove Award for Best Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year, along with two additional nominations. In 2015, /Anchor/ was honored with the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. Dixon received back-to-back K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015, followed by the release of his third studio album /Identity/, which included the top 5 single “All That Matters,” whose video was premiered by PEOPLE magazine.

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*Get Connected with Colton Dixon:*
Twitter: https://twitter.com/coltondixon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coltondixonmusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ColtonDixonMusicVEVO
Instagram: https://instagram.com/coltondixonmusic/

‘Him,’ Long Awaited Full-length Album from Singer/Songwriter & Radio Host Perry LaHaie, Rescheduled for Summer 2020 Release

*/HIM/, LONG AWAITED FULL LENGTH ALBUM FROM SINGER/SONGWRITER & RADIO HOST PERRY LAHAIE, RESCHEDULED FOR *SUMMER 2020 RELEASE** *Compelling 10-Song Project Tells the Epic Story of God*

/Singer/songwriter and morning drive-time radio host Perry LaHaie is busy prepping the release of his long awaited new full-length album, *Him*, which is slated to impact retail Summer 2020. (Photo by Kyle Bultman, cover design by Jennifer Fisher)/

*NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, *
*20*20*) -* Singer/songwriter and morning drive-time radio host Perry LaHaie has rescheduled the release of his long awaited new full-length album, /*Him*/. Originally slated for a May 15, 2020 release date, /*Him*/ will now impact retail Summer 2020.
“This new project has been a long time in the making,” LaHaie acknowledges. “But the long process has been God’s way of creating something more beautiful and compelling. This 10-song collection of original songs and reimagined hymns tells the grand, epic story of God. It’s a story that began in the heart of God: the creation, a tragic fall, a rescue plan, and a commission for those rescued to speed the day that C.S. Lewis describes as ‘the beginning of the real story… which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.'”

The project launches with the driving call-to-action anthem, “Cast Yourself In,” with its invitation to abandon yourself to the raging river of God, and be swept away by it to bring living water to the nations.

LaHaie’s reimagined version of the world’s most beloved hymn, “Amazing Grace (Send Me),” remains faithful to John Newton’s original vision, but with a compelling twist as LaHaie urges listeners to share God’s amazing grace throughout the nations. The anthem segues seamlessly into the original song, “O Mystery of Mysteries.” The song takes on special meaning for LaHaie, as his daughter Kali and son Taylor collaborated in its creation. “Because of their input, the song became something I could never have created on my own,” LaHaie muses. “I believe Jesus worked through us to create and express the beauty of our Lord’s great mission to bring the Kingdom of God from heaven to the Earth.”
LaHaie returns again to another great hymn, the anthem of joy and worship, “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” that includes a new chorus that envisions the day when a number no one can count is crying: “Jesus is Lord!” “Solid Rock” continues the progression of setting old gems in new settings, as LaHaie allows the revelation of Christ’s redemptive power to wash over the music. /When mountains fall and planets break, on Christ alone I’ll stand,/ he exults in the song.

“The idea for ‘Solid Rock’ was birthed during Sunday morning worship while we were singing Jennie Lee Riddle’s ‘Revelation Song.’ I thought the chord progression of the song would work with the melody of ‘Solid Rock.’ I was so moved by how it changed the whole tone of the hymn. After all creation is undone and then remade, I will still be standing on Christ the solid rock who took my judgment day for me,” LaHaie declares.

“Rock of Ages” continues LaHaie’s awe-evoking re-imaging of classic hymns. On this beautiful worship anthem, he shifts the focus from the plea of a single sinner for the Rock of Ages ‘cleft for me,’ to a heart’s cry for the redemption of the whole world. /Not just me, bleeding Lamb, let mercy flow throughout every land,/ LaHaie entreats.

Originally written by Charlotte Elliott in 1835, “Just As I Am,” emerged as one of the most familiar hymns in the world after it became the signature invitation song at Billy Graham Crusades. The song has lost none of its potency after nearly two centuries, yet LaHaie’s reimagined version imbues this come-to-the cross hymn with new life and a new chorus that adds exclamation points to the timeless verses.

“God Is Working His Purpose Out” is perhaps less familiar to contemporary listeners, but no less powerful for its obscurity. Dedicated to those who weep for the nations waiting to hear the message of new life in Jesus, LaHaie’s son Taylor is credited with breathing new life into this hymn. This song anticipates the day “when the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord, like the waters fill up the sea,” and it’s a call to hasten that day by bringing the message of new life in Jesus to those still waiting to hear.

John Newton’s contemporary and frequent collaborator, William Cowper, penned the evocative hymn, “There Is A Fountain.” LaHaie takes Cowper’s image of the life-giving flow of Christ’s blood and expands it to a rushing river that flows to the nations–a river that will keep rushing until every nation cries, /Worthy is the Lamb/!
LaHaie perfectly bookends that song with the wistful carol, “O Come O Come Emmanuel (How Long),” the debut single from */Him/*. Far from being just another Christmas song, LaHaie’s embellished version aches with the longing for Christ’s long awaited return. The songwriter also collaborated with emerging filmmaker Aaron Harris to create the yearning lyric music video version of the song.

“How do you visually communicate our longing and the longing of all creation for Jesus to come again?” LaHaie ponders. “How do you communicate visually a prayer that cries out, “Jesus! How long till you come again make everything right? How long till you make good on your promise to sweep away every tear, every sorrow, every injustice, even death itself forever?” Those were my questions when I considered creating a lyric video for “O Come O Come Emmanuel (How Long).” God used emerging filmmaker Aaron Harris to answer those questions.” Fans can view the video online at youtube.com/watch?v=JJq9GzYodYg .

Collectively, the ten-song collection of original songs and reimagined hymns that comprise /*Him*/ tells the story of God–of His great rescue plan to bring His love to every tribe, tongue, and language on the planet, to rescue all creation from sin and death through the cross, the resurrection, and Christ’s second coming. It offers an impassioned appeal to bring this good news to those who have never heard it, including over 1,000 Muslim people groups that are still waiting for the gospel.
The project was helmed by Grammy-winning engineer and producer Andy Hunt, and features Nashville players Jared Kneale (drums), Matt Melton (bass), Matt Stanfield (keys), Nathan Dugger (guitars), and Buckley Miller (engineer). Joining LaHaie with songwriting and additional background vocals were his adult children, Kali Joy and Taylor.
“It was hard to give up the singer/songwriter part of me to do*/Him/*,” LaHaie admits. “There was some pride that had to be surrendered. But that surrender led to God working something new in me–an album of reimagined hymns of amazing grace with new choruses and bridges that call us to take His grace to the world.”
For more information on Perry LaHaie, his radio single, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel (How Long),” or his upcoming CD, */Him/*, visit perrylahaie.com , or follow him on Facebook (facebook.com/perry.lahaie ), Twitter (@perry_lahaie ) and his website blog (perrylahaie.com/blog ). # # #

*About Perry LaHaie:*

/Perry LaHaie is a singer/songwriter and morning drive-time radio host, as well as host of the syndicated inspirational radio feature, Cast Yourself In. (Photo by Kyle Bultman)/

Perry LaHaie is best known as a recording artist with FrontiersUSA , an international community of people dedicated to inviting Muslims all over the world to follow Jesus. LaHaie uses his platform as a recording artist to challenge believers from across America to take the gospel to the Muslim world.

His upcoming project, */Him/*, produced by Grammy Award winning engineer Andy Hunt, follows his 2008 debut, /Endless Fields/, and his follow-up CD, /Ahead/. */Him/* features ten original songs and reimagined hymns which skillfully tell the most amazing rescue story of all time–the story of Jesus Christ.

*/Him/* features Nashville players Jared Kneale (drums), Matt Melton (bass), Matt Stanfield (keys), Nathan Dugger (guitars), and Buckley Miller (engineer), with additional songwriting and background vocals provided by LaHaie’s adult children, Kali Joy and Taylor.

While LaHaie has emerged as a singer/songwriter of formidable talent, he says his music is a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. “Writing songs for me is not a job; it is more like bearing fruit,” he says. “We produced this album to inspire people to appreciate the depths of God’s grace, and to recognize the responsibility and privilege of taking that grace to the nations. The love of Christ compels us to go.”

LaHaie currently can be heard as an on-air radio personality weekday mornings on 89.3 FM Grand Rapids, MI, as a co-host of /Perry and Shawna Mornings/. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio feature, /Cast Yourself In/, a program that tells amazing stories of how God is working in the Muslim world. /Cast Yourself/ In is broadcast on more than 100 stations and translators across the U.S., and worldwide through the Internet.

In addition to being a singer/songwriter and radio personality, LaHaie is a sought-after guest who has appeared on a number of national and international television shows, including the Cornerstone Television Network’s flagship show, /Real Life/, and LeSea Broadcasting’s /The Harvest Show/. //
Of his journey of faith that has taken him across the U.S., Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, Russia and Belgium, he says, “Jesus has found me. And now He’s invited me into this thing that’s bigger than me, and not about me–His great work to bless the nations.”

For more information on Perry LaHaie, visit perrylahaie.com , or follow him on Facebook (facebook.com/perry.lahaie ) and Twitter (@perry_lahaie ). You can find out more about LaHaie’s daily radio show at 89.3 FM Grand Rapids, MI . *About Frontiers:*
Frontiers is an international movement of over a thousand workers bringing the good news of God’s grace all across the Muslim world, from Africa to the Far East.
Frontiers now has sending bases in 30 different countries that are recruiting, training, and sending church-planting teams, sharing Jesus in over 40 Muslim countries, and facilitating the start of hundreds of communities of Muslim-born believers.
For more information about Frontiers, visit FrontiersUSA.org .

Z2 COMICS TEAMS AGAIN WITH SKILLET FOR EDEN II: THE AFTERMATH

*_Z2 COMICS TEAMS AGAIN WITH MULTI-PLATINUM ROCKERS SKILLET FOR /EDEN II: THE AFTERMATH/_

/Skillet Frontman John Cooper’s Original Story Gets A Highly Anticipated Sequel In 2020/*

*Loudwire/Unveils Cover with /Hollywood Reporter /Previewing First Look at Pages/*

NEW YORK, NY…May 14, 2020 –Z2’s fall lineup continues to be revealed throughout the month, with some of the publisher’s most anticipated projects yet, crossing genres both musically and conceptually. Today’s announcement brings news that GRAMMY-nominated rockers Skillet will return to the post-apocalyptic world of /Eden/ , as established in their 2019 graphic novel debut of the same name. /Loudwire/ unveiled the first look at cover art today with /Hollywood Reporter/ previewing an exclusive early view of the inside pages.
“I am so excited to go back into the world of /Eden/,” comments lead singer and co-author John Cooper. “/Eden 2/ gives us more of what we like from the first book: more action, more surprises, more suspense.”

“Working with the entire Skillet family was one of the most rewarding experiences of this past year; one of unprecedented success for our company” says Z2 publisher Josh Frankel. “The band, their fans, and the organization around all of it is unique and passionate. Their energy is infectious, insping, and comes through in everything they do. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with them again.”

/Eden II: The Aftermath/ pairs Random Shock Studios with Skillet frontman John Cooper and his /Eden/ artist Chris Hunt in October of this year. Two editions will again be available; both the standard and limited deluxe edition , the details of which will be revealed within the coming weeks. The deluxe edition is formatted to sit perfectly next to the previous volume on the bookshelf of every discerning rock fan or comic book reader. Both are available for preorder now through the Z2 website .
Last month Skillet premiered the music video for “Save Me” on their YouTube channel, and hosted a Q&A with over 10,000 fans. The video has already garnered 2.5 million views. While joining most of the world in isolating at home, John and Korey Cooper have also been creating some acoustic performances for their fans of late and posting them on their social accounts, including a piano version of “Anchor ,” and an unplugged version of the fan favorite “Whispers in the Dark ,” “Never Surrender ” both of which have been incredibly popular. /###/

*ABOUT SKILLET:*
On their latest album /Victorious/, one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Pandora Billionaires Club recipients, multiplatinum quartet SKILLET—John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitar]—write the soundtrack to triumph. An undying spirit humbly asserted and affirmed the band as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a /Billboard Music Award/ for the double-platinum /Awake/. Its breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all-time” with over 3 Billion global audio streams, 295 million YouTube views and 3x platinum certification. 2016’s /Unleashed/ bowed at #3 on the /Billboard/ Top 200. Going #1 on Rock Radio, the lead single “Feel Invincible” cracked 150 million global audio streams and went platinum. Meanwhile, the gold-certified /Unleashed/ became their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum status. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL. Between selling out arenas on four continents, the group performed on CONAN and graced the pages of /USA Today/ and /New York Times/, to name a few. In 2019 alone, the band clocked over 1 billion streams. This momentum continues on their 2019 tenth full-length, /Victorious/. With the bulk produced by Korey and John, it lives up to its name for Skillet as their most triumphant body of work yet. On top of /Victorious/, Skillet debuted their first graphic novel, /EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel /with Z2 Comics, which has become the publisher’s best-selling book of all time.

*About Z2 Comics:*
Z2 is the premier destination for top quality music-based comics and graphic novels,
having worked across genres to deliver an authentic experience to diverse audiences. Some of the publisher’s best-selling books include /Apocrypha: The Legend of
BABYMETAL, YUNGBLUD Presents: The Twisted tales of the Ritalin Club and Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel/, alongside debut works of graphic fiction by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), DJ Paul Oakenfold, internet sensation Poppy, jazz trumpeter Dave Chisholm and others. Z2’s upcoming works include boo created with partnership with The Grateful Dead, Sturgill Simpson and others.

*Get Connected With Skillet: *
Website: www.skillet.com
Facebook: @Skillet
Twitter & Instagram: @skilletmusic

JJ Weeks Performs Facebook Live Benefit Concert Presented By Holt International From Downtown Atlanta Rooftop May 10

*_JJ WEEKS PERFORMS FACEBOOK LIVE BENEFIT CONCERT PRESENTED BY HOLT INTERNATIONAL FROM DOWNTOWN ATLANTA ROOFTOP MAY 10_*

*/This “Shout It From The Rooftops: A Night Of Hope!” Event /*

*/Will Accept Donations To Help Feed Children In Mongolia/*

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Renowned, Macon, GA-based singer-songwriter *JJ Weeks* and his band will play a full-length, full-band Facebook Live “*Shout It From The Rooftops: A Night Of Hope” *concert presented by Holt International May 10 beginning at 8:00 pm EDT.

A global online audience is invited to watch the event from www.facebook.com/jjweeksmusic or www.facebook.com/HoltInternational as it video-streams live from Ventanas ‘ outdoor rooftop patio overlooking downtown Atlanta’s Centennial Park District (CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Georgia World Congress Center, etc.). Weeks will also give permission to any person or organization wishing to crosspost the event, but an in-person audience will not be allowed due to COVID-19.

Along with “singing hope” over the city of Atlanta, this “Night Of Hope” will serve as a fundraiser for child hunger. People watching will have the opportunity to offer one-time gifts via a “text to give number” with funds designated for feeding children in Mongolia through Holt International.

“My heart broke for the children of Mongolia that I was able to visit last year with Holt International,” says Weeks. “I knew I had to do something to help. It’s an incredible privilege to be able to speak on behalf of these amazing kids!”

”The Coronavirus is being felt around the world, particularly for children and most vulnerable families, now at even greater risk than before. Around the world our life saving programs that serve these children are threatened as the social and economic impact continues to grow,” said Eric Mason, Chief Marketing and Development Officer at Holt International. “JJ’s been to Mongolia with Holt and knows first-hand the struggles of kids in need, and the impact a small gift can make on the life of a child. We’re blessed to be partnering with JJ on his ‘Night of Hope’ and know it’s going to bless not just those who tune in for his music, but kids in Mongolia and around the world too.”

Leading his hit songs during the Facebook Live event, such as “Let Them See You ,” “Alive In Me ,” “What Kind Of Love ” and “Rooftops ,” Weeks will also perform music from his acclaimed, 2020 EP */The Sound Of Freedom/* . The new EP features the current radio single and CCM M agazine -premiered title track along with “Choices ” and the hopeful anthem, “Days Like These .”

“The first time I heard JJ Weeks riff that ol’ sweet song ‘Georgia (On My Mind),’ I was hooked on his vocal authenticity,” says *Nik Curtis Beal*, Music Director, WJTL Lancaster, PA. “I saw him live, bought the tee-shirt and bought into his brand. Over the years, his songs from ‘Count Your Blessings’ to ‘Choices’ have risen up the WJTL charts. His latest high-spirited track, ‘The Sound of Freedom ,’ is a top contender for any song on the charts right now and moves up again to No. 8 on the WJTL Top 40 this weekend.”

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

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

*About JJ Weeks:*

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

*About Holt International:*

Founded in 1956, Holt International Children’s Services is an organization dedicated to finding and supporting permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or separated from their families, or at serious risk of separation. Today, Holt is recognized as a leader in child welfare and permanency planning, providing services and advocating for the best interest of the child while upholding the highest ethical practices. Learn more about Holt International at holtinternational.org.

*About Radiate Music:*

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

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“HOT BLOODED” LEAVING AUSTIN TRACK/LYRIC VIDEO, “TOO LATE”

*_LEAVING AUSTIN DEBUTS “HOT BLOODED” TRACK AND LYRIC VIDEO, “TOO LATE” _*

_*Song is First of Multiple New Songs Coming in 2020*_

Nashville… May 1, 2020 – Sea Gayle Music & BMG Nashville’s *Leaving Austin* has premiered a brand new single, “Too Late,” along with a lyric video. /Sounds Like Nashville/ exclusively premiered what they called a “hot-blooded, sleek and sensual new track” yesterday. “Too Late ” is the first of a bevvy of new music the band will release in 2020.
“’Too Late’ was our first write with two of our now friends, Nate Cyphert and Will Weatherly, and we definitely wanted something that was uptempo, but a little edgy, too,” the band explained to /Sounds Like Nashville/. “The melody and vibe of ‘Too Late’ got us all instantly hooked! The energy in the writing room that day definitely translates into this song. It’s the story of two people being at a party they don’t want to be at because all they want is to get away and chase the night together. We’ve all been through that. Sometimes you gotta say it before it’s too late.”
*Leaving Austin has amassed over 10 million streams *and released their /Southern Gold/ EP in 2019 after signing a worldwide co-publishing deal under a partnership agreement with Sea Gayle Music and BMG Nashville. The EP featured *“Nothing but You,” which is approaching four million streams*. The trio recently moved to Nashville after spending multiple years traveling to music city to write, where they have and now continue to write and record with some of Nashville’s finest writers/producers.

“TOO LATE” LYRIC VIDEO

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*About Leaving Austin*:
Hailing from a small farming town of Visalia, CA, and now Nashville residents, *Leaving Austin* is forging a path in country music that’s solely their own. Comprised of Austin Machado, Davis Forney and Michael Stevens, the trio’s smooth vocals and distinctive songwriting have made them one of the most sought after bands in Nashville. After independently releasing their first two EP’s, */Leaving Austin/* and */That Feel Good/*, which garnered over 3.5 million streams on Spotify, the group has continued to steadily grow their loyal fanbase, catching the attention of some of some of the music industry’s top names. *Leaving Austin’s *latest, /Southern Gold/, is available now, including “Nothing But You” (4 million + streams) and “She Can.”

*Get Connected with Leaving Austin:*
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeavingAustin/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leavingaustin/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/leavingaustin
Website:https://leavingaustinband.com/

ELEVATION WORSHIP RELEASES NEW LIVE ALBUM, GRAVES INTO GARDENS OUT TODAY

ELEVATION WORSHIP RELEASES NEW LIVE ALBUM, /GRAVES INTO GARDENS *__*

*PROJECT BREAKS APPLE MUSIC RECORD AS HIGHEST PRE-ADDED WORSHIP ALBUM TO DATE__*

*12-TRACK COMPILATION FEATURES BREAKOUT SINGLES, “THE BLESSING” AND “RATTLE!”*

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*LOS ANGELES, Calif.*(May 1, 2020) — GRAMMY® nominated*Elevation Worship* announces the release of their 11^th career project with */GRAVES INTO GARDENS/*, available worldwide today . The live compilation broke the record as the highest pre-added worship album to date on the Apple Music platform.

“Our hope is that this project would help listeners find new/life/ in seemingly /dead/ places,” says Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown. “To be releasing an album titled ‘Graves Into Gardens’ in the middle of this global pandemic feels very God-orchestrated. Across our world right now, more than ever, we need hope that a brighter day is coming, and the faith to believe that even though there’s a lot around us that seems despairing, Jesus specializes in resurrection.He specializes in taking the old and making it new. So, I pray that people would find God in these songs. And as they do, that their mourning would turn to dancing, and their heaviness would turn into praise.”

*/GRAVES INTO GARDENS/*is comprised of 12 newly-penned tracks such as the blockbuster song “The Blessing” that is currently the *highest-charting faith-based hit* on digital song sales in over four years, garnering more than *10 million* YouTube viewsin just six weeks, and *“RATTLE!”* which peaked at #8 trending overall on YouTube, amassing more than *1.5 million* views since it released two weeks ago.

A number of special guest vocals and writers round out the project including the title track’s (“Graves Into Gardens”) lead vocal from Bethel Music’s GRAMMY® nominated Brandon Lake, who is also credited as co-writer on the song, an appearance from GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells on “Never Lost,” and a co-writer and guest vocal appearance from Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on “The Blessing.”

Elevation Worship is the musical expression of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, N.C. founded by lead Pastor Steven Furtick. Over the past 14 years, it has grown into a global phenomenon drawing a weekly attendance of more than 25,000**with locations from Toronto to Orlando; in addition to their worldwide online audience.

Over the course of their career, Elevation Worship has released 10 compilations; including their *RIAA-Certified Gold* record /Here As In Heaven/ and 2018 *GRAMMY*®*nominated *project /Hallelujah Here Below/. The group is known across the globe for their *RIAA Platinum* *Certified* single “O Come to the Altar ,” which has more than *100 million* streams on *Spotify* and more than *52 million* YouTube views; and their *RIAA Gold* *Certified *single “Do It Again ” –– both of which reached *#2 on Billboard’s Christian AC Songs* chart. With more than *3 million* monthly listeners on Spotify, more than *760 million* views on YouTube, and *1.5 million+* U.S. album sales; the group has toured nationwide on bills with multiple GRAMMY®winner Lauren Daigle, Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, Passion, and others.

*/_GRAVES INTO GARDENS _/**_Tracklist:_*

1. RATTLE!

2. My Testimony

3. Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake)

4. The Blessing (Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes)

5. Available

6. Authority

7. Never Lost (feat. Tauren Wells)

8. No One Beside

9. Have My Heart (Vamp)

10. There Is A King

11. What Would You Do (feat. Isaiah Templeton)

12. GOD SAID LIVE!

*_About Elevation Worship_*:

Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, N.C. led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Elevation Worship has produced multiple albums that include the RIAA-Certified Gold/Here As In Heaven/, RIAA Platinum Certified and American Christian radio Top 5 song “O Come to The Altar,” and the RIAA Gold Certified song “Do It Again.” The group currently has nine songs in the CCLI Top 100 list. This ministry is passionate about producing songs for the local church that connect others to God. Their main priority is to create an atmosphere of worship so people can encounter Jesus in a real and personal way.

For more information, visit:

Website: www.elevationworship.com __

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/elevationworship/

Twitter: @elevation_wrshp

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elevationworship/__

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/elevationworship__

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