Monthly Archives: December 2014

Melissa Greene to Appear On “The Sing-Off” with Vocal Group Timothy’s Gift

MelissaGreeneMelissa Greene, veteran Christian music artist, will appear on NBC’s two-hour Season Premiere holiday special of its popular musical competition series “The Sing-Off.” Airing nationwide on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, Green will perform with the all-girl group Timothy’s Gift as one of the six new acts who will compete for a first-place prize of $50,000

Keaggy Adds New Rewards Prior to Close of Kickstarter Campaign

CheriKeaggyDove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy has added some exciting new rewards as she begins the final countdown to her Kickstarter campaign’s deadline on Thursday. 

Brandon Heath Honored as Guest at Shuttle Launch

BrandonHeathMulti Dove Award-winning, five-time GRAMMY® and AMA nominee, and Emmy Award winner Brandon Heath was recently honored to be one of ten handpicked guests of NASA Astronaut Terry Virts to witness the Expedition 42 Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft launch to the International Space Station. Heath joined Virts to aid in final preparations before the departure which took place on Nov. 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia.

Interview: Everfound

EverfoundSince releasing their self-titled major label debut in 2013, sibling trio Everfound have been a band moving at a steep trajectory. They’ve risen to the challenge, continuing to write and create and have most recently released the Resolution Christmas EP, boasting a collection of covers and originals that the band puts their signature spin on. Soul-Audio recently had the chance to chat with lead singer Nikita Odnoralov about the band’s success and their latest recording, what Christmas means to them, and about their ideas regarding Christian persecution here in the West, a subject the Russian immigrant’s family is all too familiar with. We also get the scoop on when we might get music from the act so read on and enjoy!

Smith Sees Sales Increase After CMA Christmas Appearance

MichaelWSmithGRAMMY® winner Michael W. Smith knew something special had happened following his performance with Carrie Underwood on the CMA Country Christmas special. “What a moment – it made my hair stand up a little bit!” he said to PEOPLE Magazine backstage at the taping of the show in Nashville. The performance, along with a showering of media praise, led to nearly a 150% increase in album sales this week for his new Christmas project – Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas.

Paul Potts Releases Single to Aid Syrian Refugees

PaulPottsWhat began as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the famous Christmas truce of World War I, has become a global campaign resulting in an album (Silent Night Carols), soccer stadiums filled with hundreds of thousands of carolers and now a new single from “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts with sales from the single supporting Syrian refugees.

“North Point Music: Beginnings” Looks to the Past and Present Jan. 20

NorthPointMusicNorth Point Music continues its tradition of creating accessible, innovative worship music with the label’s latest project, North Point Music: Beginnings. The double disc, available Jan. 20, 2015, showcases the best worship offerings from popular North Point Music albums and artists.

Kevin LeVar Launches “The Forgiveness Campaign”

KevinLeVarGospel artist Kevin LeVar is kicking off this Christmas season with the Forgiveness Campaign – encouraging people to give the gift of forgiveness.

Review: Shane & Shane – A Worship Initiative Christmas

ShaneandShaneThere’s an intentionality to Shane & Shane’s latest effort, the aptly named A Worship Initiative Christmas, borne out of the duo’s work in teaching the art of worship leading, which resonates throughout the entire album. While many Christmas-themed records opt more often for nostalgic elements, mixing them among the romantic and sacred, Shane & Shane stick to what they do best, bringing honor to God through ten time-honored and worshipful classics, each given a slight S&S spin. 

Aaron Shust Gives Back This Christmas

AaronShustDove-Award winning Aaron Shust is teaming with radio outlets across the country to help make Christmas a little more merry to those in need. The artist is working with WAY-FM Network, Star 99.1/Zarephath, NJ and Spirit 105.3/Seattle, WA.