Monthly Archives: February 2016

Review: Michael English – Live At Daywind Studios

MichaelEnglishIt’s interesting that despite the long duration of his career, with all it’s admitted ups and downs, that Michael English has never recorded a live album or video. Granted, as English jokes, he’s done something like “400 videos with Bill Gaither,” he’s never had the opportunity to do so as a solo artist. But now, with the invitation of Daywind Studios, English is finally adding that notch to his belt and for fans it’s sure to be a welcome addition.

Review: Various Artists – i am n

i-am-nFor the past several years, The Voice of the Martyrs have been the public voice of the persecuted Church, bringing hope and aid to those fighting religious oppression in the respective countries. Now, with growing unrest and increased persecution coming at the hands of the self-proclaimed Islamic State known as ISIS, VOM is partnering with Integrity Music for the release of i am n to help bring awareness to the world abroad.

Review: Newsboys – God’s Not Dead – The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys

newsboysSure it’s just marketing but the title of longtime CCM stalwarts Newsboys’ latest offering, God’s Not Dead – The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys, feels just a little dishonest. A band with two decades of experience in the industry that’ve garnered their fair share of awards and accolades and packed out plenty of stadiums while cycling through a few lead singers and band mates along the way, compiling the Newsboys hits into one album is pushing it. But, while a better title for this outing might be “Greatest Hits of the Newsboys 2.5-3.0,” primarily featuring the current lineup of Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein, and Jody Davis, it’s still a record packed with plenty of tasty hits from the longtime band.

Review: Audrey Assad – Inheritance

AudreyAssadFor an artist who’s been celebrated for her keen musicianship and stirring songwriting over the course of her career, a hymns record might seem an odd choice. Yet, for Audrey Assad, hymns speak to a place deep within her and her faith journey and she unashamedly tackles these classic musical traditions with her signature artistry, offering up a collection that honors the legacy of these songs while infusing herself into each and every note. The result is Inheritance, one of the year’s first ‘must listen’ albums.

TFK Drops First Radio Single from “EXHALE”

TFKOne of today’s best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), has widely increased its boundaries since going independent in 2012. With over 400 million YouTube views in the last year alone, the band has also logged over 350,000 albums and one million singles sold along with 54 million streams in the last four years. The band has also impacted Active Rock radio with six hits to their credit since 2012, and has nine hits overall.

TobyMac’s “HITS DEEP TOUR” Kicks Off This Weekend

TobyMacThis weekend marks the first stops of TobyMac’s multi-artist, talent-packed “HITS DEEP TOUR,” presented by K-LOVE/AIR 1 and Food for the Hungry. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs.

Meredith Andrews’ “Deeper” Releases Tomorrow

MeredithAndrewsWord Worship artist Meredith Andrews is releasing her new album, Deeper, available everywhere tomorrow, February 19. This multi-Dove Award winning artist releases her fourth album as she continues to utilize her musical artistry to share about God’s never-ending love for each of us.

Hillsong Young & Free to Debut “Youth Revival” on YouTube Spaces

YoungandFreeHillsong Young & Free will be streaming the premiere of their newest album Youth Revival (Feb. 26) from the popular YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles on Feb. 23. Listeners from around the globe will be able to tune in at 4 pm P.S.T. to hear the newest songs from the Australia-based band, three days before the global release of their new record.

Decyfer Down Explores “The Other Side of Darkness” with Upcoming Release

DecyferDownFollowing Grammy and Dove Award nominations, a trio of best-selling major label albums and seven chart-topping singles alongside viral videos, Decyfer Down returns with the April 1 release of The Other Side Of Darkness through The Fuel Music.

Josh Wilson Drops New Single

JoshWilsonCapitol CMG’s Josh Wilson has released his new single “No More” from his chart-topping album That Was Then, This Is Now.