Monthly Archives: June 2015

Laura Kaczor’s “Restore Me” Streaming Live Now

LauraKaczorStarting today, Laura Kaczor is streaming her entire new album, “Restore Me” (LifeThirst Music), at The free album preview will be available until July 10th, when the album releases in stores and at digital retailers everywhere.

“Onething Live: Shout Your Name” Drops Today to Strong Reviews

OneThingOnething Live: Shout Your Name, recorded during the International House of Prayer of Kansas City’s (IHOPKC’s) annual Onething young adult conference last December, releases today amidst acclaim from Forerunner Music, the official record label of IHOPKC. Featuring some of the most memorable songs from the event, Onething Live: Shout Your Name captures the energetic atmosphere and vibrant worship of the conference led by Forerunner Music artists and members of IHOPKC’s worship team during the 4-day event. 

Chapman’s Charity Show Hope Hosts Huge Reunion

ShowHopeShow Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, recently held a Special Care Centers Reunion for more than 80 families at the Chapmans’ home in Franklin, TN.

Phil Wickham Awarded “Song of the Year” Honors at BMI Christian Awards

PhilWickhamPhil Wickham’s “This Is Amazing Grace” garnered the “Song of the Year” honor at last week’s BMI Christian Awards.  “This Is Amazing Grace,” off of his latest album The Ascension, gave Wickham his first career No. 1 single, claiming the top spot on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks.

Ghost Ship Set to Release “Costly” on August 28

GhostShipBEC Recordings’ is excited to announce the highly anticipated new full-length album from Ghost Ship titled Costly, which releases August 28. This will be the band’s first release since their label debut album in 2013, The Good King.

The band’s sophomore album was created over the last two years during a difficult time for leader Cam Huxford within his immediate family and church family. Their well-received debut album The Good King, along with EP’s A River With No End and Ghost Ship Live, were released through Mars Hill Music. Mars Hill Church dissolved at the end of 2014, but Ghost Ship continues to do what they’ve always felt called to do: lead worship and write music that points to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Huxford says that one of the big lessons he learned from the fall of Mars Hill is that “organizations and leaders rise and fall but Jesus’ church will continue forever.” Each song on the new album mirrors Huxford’s devotional time with God during this challenging season.

“If we could tell someone one thing about God’s love in a line, what would it be? Well, it’s costly. God’s love is the most costly thing in the universe, because it cost God’s own life,” explains Huxford. “We want to acknowledge that we’re just reaching for ways to show how costly God’s love is. We’ll always fall short, and hopefully that just shows how big He is. Something that big is impossible to describe.”

Fans can preview four songs off the album now by purchasing Ghost Ship’s new EP of the same name. Click here to listen to the song “Adoption.”

[Source: Merge PR]

David Britton’s “American Glory” Drops Today

DavidBrittonWorld class baritone and recording artist David Britton unveiled his uplifting collection of patriotic songs to fans today,Tuesday June 30, 2015. The digital release, entitled American Glory, is available just in time for Independence Day celebrations.

Battistelli, Mr. Talkbox Join Matthew West for Fall Tour

MatthewWestFour-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West prepares for the second leg of his successful Live Forever Tour with Francesca Battistelli and special guest Mr. Talkbox formerly of TobyMac’s Diverse City Band.

Jason Crabb Returns with “Whatever the Road” This September

JasonCrabbGRAMMY® winner and 21-time Dove Award winning artist Jason Crabb is set to release his new album, Whatever The Road, on September 18. This is Crabb’s fifth solo album of his career and his first with new label home Reunion Records, a division of Provident Label Group/Sony Music. 

“Every Child Is Beautiful” Tour to Feature Kutless, Mark Schultz, and More

EveryChildHolt International announced today the Every Child Is Beautiful Tourthat launches October 1st and will run through November 22nd. The tour will feature such high-profile artists as Kutless, Mark Schultz, Rush Of Fools, and will feature David Dunn and Natasha Owens.

Jesus Culture’s Kristene DiMarco to Release “Mighty” July 31

KristeneDiMarcoJesus Culture worship leader Kristene DiMarco is set to release her new worship album, Mighty, on July 31. Recorded live earlier this year in Redding, CA, Mighty is DiMarco’s first album release with Jesus Culture Music’s partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group.