Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dexter Offers Up Worship with Latest Outing

KimDexterSinger-songwriter Kim Dexter (formerly of Mayfair Laundry) is back with a brand new studio album, Reaching, in stores everywhere on June 10th via Elevate Entertainment and Syntax Creative.

“Time Stands Still” For Family Force 5 This August

FamilyForce5Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 is set to release its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, Aug. 5, 2014 from Word Entertainment.  The highly anticipated, 15-song recording features the first song and lead video, “BZRK,” which is available to download beginning this week from iTunes as part of the album pre-order campaign at http://smarturl.it/timestandsstill.

The Hagees Set to Deliver “Love” June 10

TheHageesLove, the latest studio recording from one of Gospel music’s most beloved families, The Hagees, bows June 10 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution). Produced by multi-Dove Award winner Aaron Crabb (Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction), the 12-song set features original selections as well as new arrangements of timeless favorites.

Joshua Scott Jones Readies “The Healing” For Release

JoshuaScottJonesJoshua Scott Jones solo debut album, The Healing, releases on Tuesday, June 3rd, but eager fans can get an early listen as Country Weekly offers up an ‘Exclusive First Listen,’ available here: http://bit.ly/S9NKwQ.   The album takes fans on a musical journey which exposes Jones’ past including the break-up from duo, Steel Magnolia to his personal struggle with addiction as well as the struggles and recovery in rehab.

Tedashii’s Latest Lives Up to the Hype

TedashiiTedashii’s latest album, the highly anticipated Below Paradise, releases today to much acclaim. His first album in three years and fourth career studio release, Below Paradise is already claiming the top spot on iTunes’ Hip-Hop/Rap charts and is No. 5 on the Overall chart on iTunes at press time.

Crowder’s “Neon Steeple” Drops to Rave Reviews

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sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG artist Crowder makes his worldwide solo-debut today with the release of Neon Steeple. His single I AM” has made impressive waves at radio, reaching No. 3 on the National Christian Audience chart over the weekend. Paying tribute to the folk/country influences on the new record, Crowder will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday, May 31 in Nashville.

Review: The Martins – A Cappella

TheMartinsThe current music market is seeing the success of a cappella music on the rise once again, with artists like Pentatonix and the NBC singing competition, “The Sing-Off,” showcasing great vocal talents from across the country. Yet, for The Martins, the sibling collective of Judy Martin Hess, Jonathan Martin, and Joyce Martin Sanders, a cappella music has been a way of life and has been a key niche within their performing life over the years. And while it’s been nearly eighteen years since their first a cappella project, the group, fresh off a renewed kick to their career, recently stepped back into the studio for round two. 

Review: Guy Penrod – Worship

GuyPenrodThere are few artists like Guy Penrod working the market today. With his long, silver flowing mane of hair and goatee, dark cowboy boots and glittering belt buckles, Penrod seems like a character plucked from the Old West rather than one of the most loved and successful lead vocalists in southern gospel music. But Penrod has been just that, helming that position for the Gaither Vocal Band from 1994 to 2009 before embarking on a solo career that’s seen him release two well received records.

Penrod is back this time with the aptly titled Worship, a collection of thirteen praise and worship covers that range from classic tracks like the hymn “Victory In Jesus” and the Andrae Crouch standard “Through It All” to more modern fare like “Revelation Song” and Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons.”

Review: Crowder – Neon Steeple

CrowderWhen longtime favorites The David Crowder*Band called it quits, playing their last show together in January of 2012, many in the CCM world were left lost and wondering. What would become of these great artists who’d wormed their way into our hearts and ear buds for over a decade? The majority of the band answered that question with the formation of The Digital Age but it’s been a long two years waiting to finally get a whole album of new music from the former band’s eclectic namesake.

Thankfully, it’s an album that has been well worth the wait as Crowder builds upon elements hinted upon in the DC*B years but that were never fully realized until now. Creating a sound he likens to “folktronica,” fusing the old and the new together in a sound that is altogether Crowder.

Fellowship Creative’s Debut Generates Positive Buzz

FellowshipCreativeFellowship Creative, the music arm of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, released their major label debut album, Running To Follow, on May 13 (Fair Trade Services). Since its release, the media have quickly jumped on board to share their raving reviews about Running to Follow.