Monthly Archives: July 2013

Newcomers Shine Bright Baby Release ‘Dreamers’

Shine Bright BabyFollowing the success of their single “Beautiful Love,” which hit radio in May, Shine Bright Baby’s anticipated debut project is available now in stores and online.  Dreamers, created and produced by Matt Arcaini, Mike “X” O’Conner, Tofer Brown and Pete Kipley, is the debut LP belonging to the BEC Recordings quartet and consists of an inventive mixture of pop, rock, electronic and modern worship music.

‘We Believe’ Delivers Songs for the Global Church

We Believe

In the wake of the widespread worship renewal of the 80s, Integrity Music captured the sound of this movement by partnering with worship leaders and churches across the globe. Those early “Hosanna” recordings documented a new sound of worship and helped connect this unique harvest of songs with believers in over 180 nations.  In that same tradition, Integrity launches One: A Worship Collective (http://oneaworshipcollective.com), a new initiative that will feature partnerships to harvest “home grown” songs from local ministries for the global church.

Music Meets Ministry with Launch of ‘RESET Movement’

ResetRESET Movement, an unprecedented national evangelism effort initiated by the PULSE Movement, in partnership with some of the country’s leading ministries, is slated to launch this fall with more than 25 strategic gatherings across the United States. The first phase of a groundbreaking three-year outreach, RESET Movement aims to bring the Gospel to more students and young adults in this country than ever before.

Building 429 and The Afters to Co-Headline Tour

United We Stand TourThe award-winning pop/rock bands, Building 429 and The Afters, will launch their co-headlining tour this fall, also featuring Hawk Nelson and special guest Finding Favour.

Jamie Grace Drops New Single

Jamie GraceGRAMMY®-nominee and Best New Artist GMA Dove Award winner Jamie Grace has released her follow up single to the smash hit success of “Hold Me.” The single, titled “Beautiful Day,” is available from Gotee Records beginning now at all digital outlets.

No Other Name Brings Record Turnout for “Mission: Nashville”

 No Other NameCurb recording artist No Other Name recently wrapped its most successful fan mission event to date, 2013 “Mission Nashville,” which gathered 100 fans, its largest group ever, for service activities surrounding Nashville’s international community.

“Mission Nashville” kicked off on Friday, July 12 with service projects beginning on Saturday. Due to the large volunteer turnout, participants were divided up into teams, with each of No Other Name’s three members heading up a different team. “Team Sam” spent the afternoon at a low-to-moderate income housing co-op where many refugees reside, working various construction tasks, while “Team Chad” was tapped for outreach opportunities at several kids’ clubs comprising children of diverse nationalities.

 
Chad comments, “The kids we worked with were great. They participated in everything from volleyball to Bible story time. There were so many seed-planting opportunities. I was humbled to be part of it.”

“Team Laura” initiated a prayer walk through different international sites in Nashville for the people who live and work there. She explains, “We prayed for their homes and their businesses. We prayed for the churches in the area, that they would be bold and creative in their ministries to internationals. And we prayed for the existing ministries that currently deal with the refugee population in Nashville, that they would be able to share the love of Christ with those who’ve never heard His name.”

Laura’s group also hosted a block party for the children at the housing community with food, games, and fellowship. She recalls of the experience, “We had about 50 kids show up! We played games with them, painted their faces, gave them candy and snow cones and most important, shared the Gospel with them. I loved seeing their happy faces as we loved on them.”

For the last four years, No Other Name has sponsored an annual mission trip, inviting fans to participate in outreach areas like Managua, Nicaragua and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Last year, the group chose Nashville as its mission field, given the city’s diverse international population with hundreds of people groups, spoken languages and cultures and, due to its popularity, decided to reprise the Nashville trip again this year.
 
To view photos from 2013 “Mission Nashville” visit: www.facebook.com/noothername or watch a video from the trip at http://youtu.be/RzdgOObUlC8.

[Source: Savvy Media Solutions]

 

Hillsong UNITED Breaks Records With ‘Welcome Zion’ Tour

Hillsong United Photo Credit: Andy BarronDuring a three-week period in June, Hillsong UNITED stopped in 12 cities throughout the U.S. and performed their “Welcome Zion” tour in front of more than 80,000 fans – a record-breaking total for the Australian worship group.
 
Playing audience favorites such as “From The Inside Out” and “With Everything” as well as popular songs from their latest studio album, “Zion,” Hillsong UNITED sold out shows in Phoenix (Grand Canyon University Arena), Dallas (Verizon Theatre,) Denver (Red Rocks) and Chicago (Sears Centre Arena), averaging almost 7,000 people each night.  The group’s performance in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl welcomed more than 15,000 fans alone.
 
“We remain amazed at the response from our latest tour in the U.S. and how many came out to worship our Lord and Savior with us,” said Hillsong UNITED member Joel Houston. “We were excited to have performed at some pretty famous venues – but our goal remained the same – that He is made famous, and that everything we do brings people closer to God.  Of course, we also had some fun along the way.”
 
Hillsong UNITED plans to return to the U.S. this fall for 10 additional tour stops including Boston, Atlanta and Miami as well as a stop in Canada for one show. These appearances will be highlighted at the first-ever Hillsong Conferences held in New York City on Oct. 4-5 at Radio City Music Hall, and in Los Angeles on Oct. 18-19 at the Nokia Theatre.
 
Hillsong Conferences are bringing people of all ages together who are passionate about the call of the Kingdom of God and have already stirred massive interest around the globe, originating in Sydney, Australia, and stopping in London before arriving in the U.S.  Created to “refresh, inspire and strengthen unity amongst the diversity of the local church,” Hillsong Conferences will be hosted by Hillsong Church Senior Pastor Brian Houston. For more information on Hillsong Conferences please visit http://hillsongconference.com/usa
Hillsong UNITED “Welcome Zion” Fall Dates:

November 12   Toronto, Canada, Copps Arena
November 14   Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
November 15   Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
November 16   Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
November 18   Greensboro, NC, GSO Coliseum
November 19   Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center
November 21   Atlanta, GA, Gwinett Arena
November 22   Tampa, FL, Times Forum
November 23   Miami, FL, Bayfront Amphitheater
November 26   Houston, TX, Reliant Arena

[Source: Merge PR]

Worship Leader Matt Brock Leads ‘From The Land of Shadows’

Matt BrockFrom The Land of Shadows, the debut recording from singer/songwriter/worship leader Matt Brock, authentically captures one man’s journey from pain to joy, from darkness to light. Produced by Brock and Jason Egly, the set features eight songs written or co-written by the artist.
 
Drawing on Americana and folk influences, From The Land of Shadows highlights Brock’s prowess on acoustic guitar, ukulele, keyboard, harmonica and melodica. The recording features “What Great Love” and “Oh My Soul It Faints,” both co-written with Brett Rutledge (Aaron Shust, FFH); along with “I’ll Do The Same” and “Land of Shadows,” co-written with Egly. In addition, Brock penned “You And Virginia” as a tribute to his grandfather’s legacy, while “Hole In My Heart” was written about a family who suffered the loss of a baby girl.
 
“Though all these songs came at different points in the journey, they piece together what I’ve seen as the major story of my life for the past few years: darkness, though thick and real and wholly unavoidable, must and will give way to the Light of Jesus,” Brock says.
 
“From the distant, Abrahamic promise of ‘I’ll Do The Same,’ to the raw depths of ‘You And Virginia’ and ‘Hole In My Heart,’ through the confused, muffled, almost painful praises of ‘Run’ and ‘You Forgive Me Still,’ into the blinding heights of ‘What Great Love’ and ‘Oh My Soul It Faints,’ and toward the hopeful echoes of ‘Land of Shadows,’ we walked,” Brock continues. “I really feel like we lived these songs.”
 
A 2010 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in engineering, Brock and his wife Jill moved to Nashville where he served as a worship leader at First Baptist Hendersonville. The Brocks currently attend Ekklesia, a church near downtown Nashville.
 
From The Land of Shadows is available at www.mattbrockmusic.com or iTunes.  For further information on Matt Brock, visit www.mattbrockmusic.com or www.turningpointpr.com.  Follow Matt on Twitter @mattpbrock.

[Source: Turning Point Media]

 

‘Home Run’ Slides Into Stores Today!

 Home RunAfter celebrating an impactful theatrical run and embracing the stories of change heard nationwide, Home Run is set to continue sharing the message that “freedom is possible” with its release to DVD and Blu-ray today, July 23. The Millennium Entertainment and Provident Films DVD and Blu-ray release will be available initially only at Walmart and Christian retail stores while site licenses for screenings of Home Run at churches and non-profit organizations are currently on sale. The film will also be available for digital download and VOD on August 27.
 
Declared as a film that “reminds us of the power of forgiveness, the richness of redemption, and the wisdom of trusting God to revive us” by Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author and pastor, the impact of Home Run has fostered grassroots support from churches, Celebrate Recovery groups, Christian leaders and more across the country. Audiences of Home Run have taken to discussions forums and the official Home Run Facebook Page to share their stories of hope and recovery. Here is a sampling of the moving impact taking place:
 
 
“My 22-year-old song Logan is a drug addict and was injured in a wreck that almost took his life. My daughter took him to see HOME RUN. She said he cried through the whole movie. It really made me feel good to see him connect with this film.” – Sheryl
 
“A man in our Celebrate Recovery group had been frustrated with trying to find a job, and decided to go to the movies. HOME RUN was the next movie to start, so he bought a ticket. Thanks to the impact of the film, he is now on his way back to faith in Christ after a long wilderness wandering.” – Kendall
 
“I’ve seen HOME RUN four times in three weeks, and I’ve brought over 10 different guys with me each time, all of which struggle with addictions. This movie is making an impact in our community!” – Jason
 
 
HOME RUN DVD/Blu-ray Promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0RRDjYSKRA
 
HOME RUN DVD/Blu-ray Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrOA0t8NL30
 
 
Special features on the HOME RUN DVD & Blu-ray include:
–       Around the Bases Featurette
–       Freedom is Possible Featurette
–       Baseball Super Stars Praise Home Run
–       National Center for Fathering Promo
–       Be a Dad Promo
 
[Source: The Media Collective]

The Ryman Offers a “Christmas In July” Offer for Peterson’s Christmas Tour

Andrew PetersonAndrew Peterson is close to wrapping up his two-month European tour on August 4, but in the meantime, the Ryman Auditorium is offering a “Christmas in July” event for early online purchase of tickets for Peterson’s annually sold-out holiday concert, Behold The Lamb Of God Christmas Tour. The general public tickets will be available on Friday, July 26 at 10:00 am CDT at  www.opry.com. However, Peterson will offer his fans the chance to purchase the Christmas show tickets earlier, July 23-25, to anyone who has signed up at his website by Monday, July 22,  www.andrew-peterson.com.  Once again there will be two shows in 2013, Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12. Ticket prices are $34.50 for Tier 1 and $31.50 for Tier 2, with groups of ten or more receiving a 10% discount and may be purchased by calling, 615-871-5043.

Peterson will resume his U.S. touring dates on August 17, and will once again host his fourth annual Hutchmoot conference October 10 – 13 in Nashville. This year the event sold-out in less than three minutes!
For more information on Andrew Peterson please visit online at  www.andrew-peterson.com.
[Source: Bozeman Media]