Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jason Gray Nabs a Record Debut with New Single

JasonGrayOne of Christian music’s most respected singer/songwriters, Jason Gray, showed a record-breaking debut this week for his new single,“With Every Act Of Love.”  The song received impressive early radio adds and entered Billboard’s NCA chart at No. 31. The high debut marks the most successful week at radio in Centricity Music history with 39 radio adds.

“Doonby” Set to Impact Video-on-Demand Alongside Theatrical Release

DoonbyGravitas Ventures is partnering with Riverhorse Entertainment to release the upcoming thriller, Doonby, on Video On Demand (VOD) simultaneously with the theatrical release on November 1, 2013. This association with the largest independent VOD distributor will broaden the film’s reach to a national audience, allowing Doonby to be screened in over 100 million homes in North America.

Paul Baloche Releases “Christmas Worship” Today

Paul BalocheOne of today’s most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche presents his first Christmas project, appropriately titled Christmas Worship, today (Oct. 29) from Integrity Music.  Featuring new songs of celebration along with unique arrangements of much-loved traditional Christmas carols seamlessly blended with modern worship choruses, the album is packed with accessible Christmas songs that help create a worship environment familiar to congregants and first time visitors alike.

John Elefante to Appear on the “Mike Huckabee Show” Today

JElefanteFormer “Kansas” lead singer and GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning songwriter and producer John Elefante will be on Cumulus Media Networks’ Mike Huckabee Show today at 2:18 p.m. EST.

Review: Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights Deluxe Edition

Chris Tomlin DeluxeThere’s a growing trend among record companies to wait several months after the release of a hot album and then re-release that record in a “deluxe” format. Usually, those packages simply include three or four bonus tracks that, while sometimes good, still leave fans who already bought the album the first time around frustrated. Every now and then, though, there’s a deluxe edition that is well worth the extra money and the release of Chris Tomlin’s Burning Lights Deluxe Edition is just such a case. Featuring the hit album in it’s entirety alongside the artist’s first full-length concert DVD recorded on the first stretch of his “Burning Lights Tour,” its well worth taking the plunge once again. 

Review: North Point Music – North Point Christmas: Let There Be Light

North Point MusicIt’s always a toss of the dice when digging into an album that features just a couple of lead singers. But when it’s one featuring a different lead on every track, the chances are even slimmer that the work will come together with any sense of cohesion and the overall listenability of the work finds itself called into question. Perhaps that’s what makes North Point Music’s sophomore Christmas effort, North Point Christmas: Let There Be Light, such an impressive work as they combine a variety of leads alongside a collection of traditional and original songs in a way that comes together with pure holiday harmony. 

Newsboys, Lecrae Set to Headline Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2014

Winter JamNewSong’s Winter Jam Tour Spectacular—the world’s #1 first quarter tour for three consecutive years based on attendance—announced its highly anticipated 2014 artist and city line-up at an invitation-only event held earlier this evening at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Five Iron Frenzy is Back!

FIFAfter calling it quits eight years ago, fan-favorite Five Iron Frenzy is back. The new album, Engine of a Million Plots, will be available for pre-sale beginning at midnight MST on October 29.

Sarah Macintosh Merges Missions with Latest Kickstarter Campaign

Sarah MacintoshKnown for having a voice David Crowder describes as one that “lures you into thinking heaven might be here already,” recording artist Sarah Macintosh is setting out to do something she’s never done before. She has decided to fund her latest project via a Kickstarter campaign, and as a result help raise awareness and finances for her family’s pending adoption. 

Review: Dave Barnes – A December to Remember

Dave Barnes ChristmasSome albums manage to negotiate the waters of the holiday season better than others, deftly toeing the line between honoring the season’s deeper meanings while also capturing those warm memories and vintage feelings of Christmas past. Dave Barnes’ latest offering, A December to Remember, is one such album, finding the Nashville-based singer-songwriter merging his warm vocals and soulful sound with the holiday season once again in an eleven-song collection of songs that truly does warm the heart.