Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jon Bauer is GMA Canada’s Most Nominated Artist This Year

Jon BauerRenowned singer-songwriter/worship leader Jon Bauer is once again the most-nominated artist of this year’s Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards, recently announced during a press conference at CTS Television Studios in Burlington, Ontario.

The Choir Launces a Kickstarter Campaign

the choirBeginning tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1, the GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning band The Choir is launching a month-long Kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming 15th studio release along with a brand new live album. Partnering with Livestream, The Choir will broadcast a free online acoustic concert tomorrow evening from 8-9pm CST to celebrate the upcoming album releases.

Review: The Blind Boys of Alabama – I’ll Find a Way

blindboysLet’s get this out of the way right off the bat. The Blind Boys of Alabama’s latest release, I’ll Find a Way, is a great album. Once again, the band, an American institution, manages to step up to the plate and knock on out of the park, continuing to show an artistic growth musically while staying true to their message and delivery.

Review: Steven Curtis Chapman – The Glorious Unfolding

Steven Curtis Chapman - The Glorious UnfoldingPain and heartache are unfortunately a part of life on this side of eternity. We all make mistakes, let people close to us down, and suffer through the consequences of poor decisions. We get hurt, sometimes through the evil of others and sometimes through simple, yet mind-numbing acts of Providence. People die and we grieve. Along the way, in our pain and grief, there are many voice that will reach out to us, telling us it will be okay, that tomorrow is another day but so many of those voices ring hollow as they truly haven’t walked through this pain and we feel lost, looking for direction and someone to understand.

Longtime artist Steven Curtis Chapman wells knows of the heartbreak that life can bring as evidenced in the sudden death of his young adopted daughter, Maria Sue, five years ago in a freak car accident. That well documented tragedy shook the Chapman family to the core, cutting deep and leaving its scars. Yet, through it all, the family held tight to their faith, drawing strength in the hope and love found there.

Unspoken Moves Up the Charts

unspokenCentricity Music’s pop/rock group, Unspoken, reached a big career milestone this week as their single, “Lift My Life Up,” broke into the Top Five on Billboard’s AC Indicator chart.

We As Human Set to Join the “Self Inflicted Tour”

We As HumanRock newcomer WE AS HUMAN has enjoyed a thrilling ride so far in 2013 following the release of their debut, self-titled album WE AS HUMAN in June of this year.

Review: for King & Country – Into the Silent Night EP

kingFresh off the recent release of their first live project, Hope Is What We Crave: Live, rising pop rockers for King & Country are delivering some holiday cheer a bit early to fans this year. The duo’s Into the Silent Night EP is an early, yet welcome addition to anyone’s Christmas collection

Review: Sidewalk Prophets – Merry Christmas To You

Sidewalk ProphetsThe Christmas music genre is always a dicey one to review. And, lest you doubt that it is in fact a genre unto itself, consider the simple facts. For where else is it okay for artists, their religious ties notwithstanding, to, by and large, cover the same songs? How many artists have, and for that matter, will record “Silent Night?” Add to that the fact that many of these songs carry deep spiritual and nostalgic emotions and you understand why artists are both drawn to and leery of cutting a Christmas record.

Sidewalk Prophets is among the first to get their holiday cheer on this year, dropping the simply titled Christmas gift, Merry Christmas to You, into stores while retailers are still hanging up the autumn decorations

K-LOVE Readies Second Annual “K-LOVE Christmas Tour”

kloveK-LOVE Radio and 25 Entertainment present the second annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour kicking off on December 4 in Greensboro, NC.  The K-LOVE Christmas Tour will feature K-LOVE Fan Awards’ winners Big Daddy Weave and for KING & COUNTRY and Meredith Andrews.

NewSong Announces the “Very Merry Christmas Tour”

newsong1In what has become a heralded holiday tradition, GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is set to bring their “Very Merry Christmas Tour” to multiple cities around the country this season. Boasting its biggest line-up yet, the tour will feature audience and radio favorites Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets, Jason Castro and special guest Love & The Outcome.