Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bethel Music Kids Drops “Come Alive”

BethelMusicKidsBethel Music presents their highly anticipated and first kids’ album, Come Alive, worldwide Today on the new Bethel Music Kids (‪#‎BethelMusicKids) imprint being distributed through Provident Music Distribution.

Hillsong Young & Free Unveils “Where You Are”

YoungandFreeSurprise! Hillsong Young & Free has unveiled a brand new single titled “Where You Are.” Originally announced through the band’s social media conversation followed by millions around the world, the upbeat EDM sounding “Where You Are” is the first song from Hillsong Young & Free’s anticipated full-length sophomore project Youth Revival due out in February 2016.

Plumb Plans a Big 2016 with Ryman Debut, Tour

PlumbCurb Records artist PLUMB is honored to announce that she will be joining Big Daddy Weave on their “Beautiful Offerings” tour, beginning in early 2016.

Multifaceted Mabury Earns Two GRAMMY Nominations

PaulMaburyEssential Music Publishing’s Paul Mabury received two GRAMMY® nominations as co-producer for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” for Lauren Daigle’s How Can It Be and Jason Crabb’s Whatever The Road.

Review: Various Artists – O Come Emmanuel: Carols of Christmas

OComeEmmanuelPeace. Calm. Serenity. Joy. All of these things are the hallmarks of what we try to find and celebrate during the Christmas season but all too often we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of seasonal obligations. Thankfully, jack of all trades Andrew Greer and a cadre of various artists have come together to help remedy this very situation with the compelling release, O Come Emmanuel: Carols of Christmas.

Review: Kenny Rogers – Once Again It’s Christmas

KennyRogersThere are few voices as iconic in the music world as that of Kenny Rogers. For decades, the artist’s sandpapery vocals have given birth to hit after hit and have endeared him to fans worldwide. Now, the Gambler is back and at it again, lending his voice to a strong set of surprisingly faith-filled Christmas songs on his latest release, Once Again It’s Christmas.

Review: MercyMe – MercyMe, It’s Christmas!

MercyMeTen years ago MercyMe released their first career Christmas album, The Christmas Sessions, which went on to snag strong acclaim with its bold yet creatively playful takes on seasonal favorites. Fast forward to the present where the band has released their second holiday offering, the aptly titled MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, and not much has changed as Bart Millard and Co. show that they’ve still got what it takes to bring the Christmas cheer.

Review: Gaither Vocal Band – Christmas Collection

GaitherVocalBandIt’s interesting that in the Gaither Vocal Band’s many years of existence, they’ve only recorded two Christmas records up until now, making it three with the release of Christmas Collection. And while this record is really a blend of previously recorded tracks alongside six new tracks featuring the current group’s lineup, it still plays like a great listen, something the GVB is famous for.

Review: Laura Story – God With Us

LauraStoryWhile some artists try to encapsulate a whole range of emotions into their holiday releases, attempting to bring ample elements of playful nostalgia together with meatier elements of worship and praise, it doesn’t always pan out. But Laura Story avoids that trap altogether on her first Christmas release, God With Us, by simply not worrying about the nostalgia factor and focusing solely on the season’s shining Light, the Christ child.

Newcomer Hollyn Earns First #1 Single

HollynGotee Records’ newest artist HOLLYN celebrates her first No. 1 single as her debut single “Alone (feat. TRU)” shot up to the top of the Hot AC/CHR chart in just six weeks.