Monthly Archives: February 2016

TobyMac Wins 7th Career GRAMMY Award

TobyMacMulti-platinum selling TobyMac was recognized with his seventh career GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for THIS IS NOT A TEST at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

Guy Penrod’s “Live: Hymns & Worship” Opens Strong

GuyPenrodGRAMMY® and GMA DOVE Award-winning recording artist Guy Penrod celebrated a successful first week of sales this week for his new, LIVE recording. LIVE Hymns & Worship (Gaither Music Group/Servant Records) claimed the No. 1 position on the Southern Gospel chart as well as the No. 2 position on the Contemporary Christian Music chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Review: Joey + Rory – Hymns That Are Important To Us

JoeyandRoryAs it is in so many things in life, context and perspective hold tremendous sway. And in the case of country duo Joey + Rory’s latest offering, Hymns That Are Important To Us, that’s never been more true. With Joey Feek facing down a terminal diagnosis with cancer, having decided to forego treatment at this point, these songs that speak of God’s grace, goodness, and the promise of peace on the other side pack an even greater punch, hitting even the hardest cynic at the heart.

Review: Guy Penrod – Live: Hymns & Worship

GuyPenrodGuy Penrod is an interesting figure. For fourteen years he rose to be one of the most celebrated vocalists in southern gospel music as the lead singer for the Gaither Vocal Band. With his long, silver hair and tall western swagger, Penrod stole the show time and time again with his Wyatt Earp-like bearing and rich, passionate sound. Yet, for all the praise and accolades that have come his way, Penrod continues to carry himself with a sublime sense of humility, something that is a required prerequisite for a worship leader. And it’s that very quality that makes Live: Hymns & Worship such a delightful listen.

Review: Jesus Culture – Let It Echo

JesusCultureFor the past several years, the music and brand of Jesus Culture has fought an uphill battle as the new kids on the block, trying to find their niche in a worship culture saturated with outfits like Hillsong, Passion, and the ever-evolving Integrity Music branch. Yet, through the nurture of worship leaders and songwriters like Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, and more and a constant focus on raising the name of Jesus high, Jesus Culture has proven that they are here to stay. Their latest effort, the twelve-song Let It Echo, builds on that strong foundation and shows a growing maturity in the collective.

Hillsong UNITED Taps Groundbreaking Technology for Their Latest Videos

HillsongUNITEDGiving viewers a literal 360 degree perspective, Hillsong UNITED has surprised fans with two 360 live performance videos for their newest radio single “Say The Word” and their well-known “Relentless (remix).”

Influence Music Releases “Christ Redeemer” Easter EP

ChristRedeemerSet for release today (Feb. 12, 2016), Influence Music launches several new songs from Rochester Christian Church and Red Rocks Church on the upcoming Easter worship EP Christ Redeemer. Free chord charts will be available from influencemusic.com for the entire collection.

Colton Dixon Honors First Valentine’s Day with Wife with UBER Serenade, Chocolates

ColtonDixonTo celebrate their first Valentines Day as a married couple, Colton Dixon surprised his new wife Annie with an UBER Serenade and HERSHEY’S KISSES, delivered to their favorite Nashville coffee shop, Revelator Coffee.

TFK Releases “Incomplete” from Upcoming Album

TFKOne of today’s best-loved, adrenaline-fused rock bands, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH (TFK), is beginning to loudly “exhale” after “inhaling” for the last year-and-a-half with its second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 overall album, OXYGEN:INHALE. With TFK’s EXHALE slated to release in May, the band unveils its debut track from the new album, “Incomplete,” which went first to fans as a lyric video on Facebook and YouTube Feb. 1.

Audrey Assad’s “Inheritance” Releases Amidst Praise

AudreyAssadCritically lauded singer, songwriter and author, Audrey Assad, internationally releases her highly-anticipated, five-star acclaimed album, Inheritance, today (Feb. 12) on Fortunate Fall Records with Tone Tree Music.