Monthly Archives: April 2015

Review: Matthew West – Live Forever (Deluxe)

MatthewWestEvery songwriter and artist draws inspiration from different places but longtime CCM favorite Matthew West has been making a living out of building his songs around his listener’s stories. Since 2009, the artist has received over 30,000 submissions of stories and counting from all over the world and has successfully turned a number of them into number one hits, such as “Forgiveness” and “My Name Is.” Now, West is back with a new set of stories on Live Forever, a record that aims to bring encouragement across the board.

Review: Christy Nockels – Let It Be Jesus

ChristyNockelsChristy Nockels is one of those artists that seems deserving of a bigger star. A longtime critical favorite as a solo artist and as a member of Watermark alongside her husband, Nathan, the artist is perhaps best known these days as part of the Passion movement. Her amazing vocals and stirring harmonies have colored a number of the movements past live recordings and tours, bringing her sound to the masses. Now, Nockels is set to step back into the spotlight herself with her first ever live worship project, Let It Be Jesus, but it’s her intention to focus that spotlight right back on the One for whom she sings.

Review: Shane & Shane – The Worship Initiative

ShaneandShaneShane Barnard and Shane Everett, better known to fans as the collective Shane & Shane, have spent the better part of their career together working the road, playing venues large and small and building a following for their acoustic flavors and soaring vocal harmonies. But, not long ago, the duo realized the need for a shift within their focus and they scaled things back, turning their music ministry into one focused on discipleship, not only of the “average” listener but of those specifically focused on the world of worship. The result is The Worship Initiative, an endeavor that spans far beyond the scope of their latest album by the same name.

Hawk Nelson Premieres New Video for “Sold Out”

HawkNelsonHawk Nelson is excited to debut their new lyric video for “Sold Out.”

K-LOVE Joins Forces with Hands & Feet Project to Build Homes for Orphans

kloveRun for Love 2015, just one of the many K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend events, will be building homes for orphans in Haiti thanks to a continued partnership with Hands and Feet Project.  Last year’s celebrity 5k saw over 600 people take action to bring love to Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children.  

House of Peace Set to Go “Into the Great Unknown” June 9th

HouseofPeaceInto the Great Unknown, the debut full-length project from south Florida-based worship band House of Peace, is set to impact retail on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution. 

Jimmy Needham Returns with “Vice & Virtue” May 4th

JimmyNeedhamJimmy Needham returns on May 4th with his seventh studio album, Vice & Virtue. The new collection of songs, produced by Will Hunt (Crowder, Shane & Shane), marks Needham’s first project to be released by his new label, Platinum Pop Records.

Winter Jam 2015 Posts a Record Setting Year

WinterJamNewSong’s Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular shattered attendance records and made history this year, wrapping its biggest tour ever with more than 600,000 people at a total of 47 shows across the country. Christian music’s #1 tour in the world, Winter Jam attendance surpassed such tours as Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert, among others, according to Pollstar’s 2015 First Quarter Year To Date Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart.  

Brooklyn Tabernacle Moves Into the #1 Gospel Sales Position This Week

BrooklynTabThe six-time Grammy award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s new CD entitled PRAY has hit the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Albums Sales Chart this week.

Discovery House Inks Deal with Husband/Wife Duo Brad + Rebekah

BradandRebekahDiscovery House, a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries, is pleased to announce the signing of husband and wife worship duo Brad + Rebekah. The pair will release their national debut album, All You’ve Done, produced by Josh Silverburg (Michael W. Smith, Bellarive, Newsboys), on June 2, 2015.