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Interview: Stryper

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Stryper’s To Hell with the Devil, the now-legendary metal album that was a shot to the arm of a young but growing Christian music industry. More »

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Interview: Mat Kearney

It’s been nearly four years since Mat Kearney has released new music but with the release of his new record, Just Kids, he is right back at it, blending hip-hop, pop, and More »

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Concert Review: Gaither Vocal Band Homecoming Tour, Tampa, FL

I didn’t go to church on Sunday but, quite frankly, I wasn’t feeling too guilty about it. For, the night before, I’d spent a most powerful four hours at church worshipping amongst More »

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Interview: Everfound

Since releasing their self-titled major label debut in 2013, sibling trio Everfound have been a band moving at a steep trajectory. They’ve risen to the challenge, continuing to write and create and More »

Tomlin’s Worship and Unity Event Draws Thousands Across America

christomlinChris Tomlin’s Worship Night In America was a powerful example of unity in our country, as the most diverse assembly of people — from every race, age, socio-economic status, background, and region — came together Tuesday night to pray for America. The one night event hit venues all across the US, from big cities to small towns, as people packed more than 450 theaters and churches to worship and pray alongside other believers.

MercyMe’s “Welcome To the New” Goes Gold

mercymeGRAMMY® Nominated MercyMe’s Welcome To The New (2014) has been honored with RIAA Gold Certification, marking the sixth gold album for the band in addition to a double platinum album and a platinum video.

Review: Ron Block & Jeff Taylor – Trouble Go Down

ronblockjefftaylorDusting off a hymnal full of ancient songs and mixing their arrangements with new (and old) hymns and some original songs is exactly what 14-time Grammy award winning guitarist and banjo player Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station) and Jeff Taylor (The Time Jumpers) had in mind for this joint super-collaboration titled Trouble Go Down.

Review: Chris Tomlin – Never Lose Sight (Deluxe Edition)

christomlinThere are some artists who just seem to have the Midas touch, who seem to be able to do no wrong nor take a false step. Chris Tomlin is just such an artist, crafting hit after hit after hit for years now and just when you think the well might be dried up, he emerges with yet another strong collection of vertically charged songs for the Church in Never Lose Sight. Packed with Tomlin’s signature worship style, these songs continue the artist’s focus on the hope and joy found in Christ.

Review: Matthew West – Unto Us: A Christmas Collection

matthewwestOne of the beautiful things about the Christmas music tradition is that it’s not limited to any one genre. While there will always be the mainstays like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and Elvis Presley, there is always room for more contemporary expressions as well, delivering yuletide cheer through the pop sounds of today. Stepping in to fill this role for listeners this year is CCM hit maker Matthew West who delivers five new Christmas tracks along five previously recorded on his second Christmas offering, Unto Us: A Christmas Collection.

Review: Lauren Daigle – Behold

laurendaigle“Timeless” is a term that gets thrown around perhaps a bit too much when discussing the arts but sometimes there’s just no other adjective in the thesaurus that works. And so it is with the release of rising star Lauren Daigle’s first Christmas outing, Behold, which truly is timeless. With a sound that redirects from her usual pop radio format, Daigle channels her inner Norah Jones and Diana Krall to deliver a set of holiday favorites that is just as good today as it will be in twenty years.

Review: Canton Junction – A Canton Christmas

cantonjunctionIt’s shaping up to be a great Christmas music season and the latest addition from Texas-based Canton Junction, A Canton Christmas, keeps the flow going with their great blend of southern gospel, Texas swing, and country. With their great harmonies, Matt Hagee (tenor), Tim Duncan (bass), Casey Rivers (lead), and Ryan Seaton (baritone) have created a holiday listening experience that makes the most of their considerable talents and will have fans pressing repeat more than once this Christmas season.

Review: Jody McBrayer – Christmastime

jodymcbrayerSome folks can just sing anything and Jody McBrayer is one of those guys. Having come to fame as a founding member of longtime CCM pop favorite Avalon and now a member of southern gospel flavored Cana’s Voice, McBrayer has shown that he’s got the range to do it all. Now, with Christmastime, the smooth voiced tenor puts his voice to work over a set of classic jazz-flavored arrangements that are not only timeless but prove to be the perfect template for McBrayer’s vocal artistry.

Canton Junction Set to Bring “A Canton Christmas” To You Oct. 21

cantonjunctionA Canton Christmas, the highly anticipated full-length holiday debut from Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction, bows October 21. Produced by Garry Jones (Ivan Parker, Brian Free & Assurance), the Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution release features 10 arrangements of classic carols and timeless favorites.

Review: Amy Grant – Tennessee Christmas

amygrantThey say that when discussing realty and properties, the secret is “location, location, location.” And while Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas record, her first holiday outing in nearly twenty years, has nothing to do with realty, it sure helps when you are able to listen to this collection of thirteen original and cover tracks while rolling down a long stretch of Tennessee highway, the colors of the leaves having made their turn to fall, and with a cool breeze blowing in the air. Yet, even without that, you’ll have no problem falling in love with this latest of Grant’s, a soon to be seasonal favorite.