Critically acclaimed songwriter/artist/missionary Daniel Bashta, best known for writing "God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)," releases My Resurrection (Live) March 10. The album captures the unbridled spirt of Bashta's paint-outside-the-lines worship through a mix of new selections and familiar songs that are already being sung in churches globally.
Michael W. Smith is set to launch "The Revolution Tour," featuring Dove Award-winning New Artist of the Year Jordan Feliz and special guest Nathan Tasker (pop duo Love & The Outcome will appear instead of Feliz on the first two weeks of the tour). Presented by Compassion International, the spring tour is set to kick off March 24, in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Amidst a statistically proven problem among women, author, speaker and co-founder of Q Ideas Rebekah Lyons is releasing her second book You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are (Zondervan) today. Lyons draws from personal experience in You Are Free, walking readers from fear to freedom in areas such as anxiety, grief, purpose, identity, self worth and rest.
NFL legend Michael Irvin stars alongside slam-dunk champions Chris Staples and Porter Maberry in the new movie Slamma Jamma releasing this March 24th in theaters nationwide during the heart of March Madness.
Singer/songwriter Dixie Hardin is set to release her first radio single today, as "You're Still Holding It All" goes for adds to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio. The song was written by Hardin and award-winning producer and songwriter, Sean Hill, of Uphill Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
Darlene Zschech shares the story and hope behind her new solo album Here I Am Send Me (Hineni), in this feature story written by Melissa Riddle Chalos.
Passion has unveiled their latest live album Worthy Of Your Name, available on all digital platforms now with physical albums available March 24.
BEC Recordings' David Dunn released his sophomore album Yellow Balloons on February 17. The album produced the hit single "I Wanna Go Back," which already landed in the Top 5 on the Hot AC/CHR chart. Releasing to high acclaim, critics have been praising Dunn's artistic creativity. A few reviews are highlighted below:
Singer/songwriter Janet Blair marks her radio debut with the release of "Eternity Grows," produced by Jars of Clay guitarist, Matthew Odmark. The single, which is going for adds to Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio, is from Blair's CD, Songs for the Waiting, set to release on April 7.
Lecrae Unveils 'River Of Jordan (Feat. Breyan Isaac)' From The Shack Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae today released "River of Jordan," featuring vocals from Breyan Isaac. The song is the latest available track from THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE. The soundtrack is set for release on Feb. 24.
Gaither Music Group is set to release two all-new HOMECOMING DVD and CD recordings on Feb. 24. Give the World a Smile and Sweeter As the Days Go By take fans "back to where it all began" as they were filmed at the famous Gaither Studio C at the company's home base in Alexandria, Indiana.
For KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle and TobyMac topped the nominations for this year's fan-voted K-LOVE Fan Awards, honored in three categories each, including the top award of Artist of the Year. Big Daddy Weave, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Danny Gokey, Hillary Scott, MercyMe, Natalie Grant and Ryan Stevenson received two nominations each.
"Brighter," a new single from singer/songwriter Bill Fair, is being released today to Christian radio. The song, written by Fair, Gene White and Rodney Dale Clawson, is going for adds to Christian CHR/Hot AC and Christian AC radio.
'The Case for Christ' Film Offered As Exclusive Live Fathom Event April 6; Nationwide Release On April 7
Lee Strobel's best-selling book, The Case for Christ, details his real-life journey from Atheism to Christianity. Now, on April 6, for one extraordinary night, the backstory of the skeptic and the facts fills movie theaters as The Case for Christ becomes an exclusive cinema event, featuring author Lee Strobel live on big screens nationwide one night before the film's wide release.
The Hermosa Beach-based worship team, Hope Chapel is proud to release their 2nd album on DREAM Worship titled, Hear My Cry; their 20th album overall. The album explores the concept of the phrase, Hear My Cry from two distinct perspectives. One from the view of the lost, tired or downtrodden crying out to God in times of need. The other from...
Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez announces her first major tour in over seven years, the "Trust Tour" launching March 2 in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour supports her first, full-length studio album in over five years, the English-language Trust and Spanish-language Confío releasing globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music.
After a near decade-long hiatus, ten-time Grammy-winner CeCe Winans returns, debuting atop the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart with her "finest and most eclectic work to date" (Garden & Gun), Let Them Fall In Love. The record's lead single "Never Have To Be Alone" has already climbed to number four on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart.
Syrian American, No. 1-Selling Recording Artist Audrey Assad Speaks Out On Importance Of Welcoming Refugees
Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assad is passionate about the plight of refugees. In a video recently released by the creative director at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, Blaine Hogan, following the recent news on immigration from the Trump administration, Assad shares her personal story as the daughter of a Syrian refugee who fled his home country to make a life in the US.
2017 Grammy Awards: Hillary Scott, Kirk Franklin Win Double Awards In Christian, Gospel Categories Respectively; Joey+Rory Win Roots Gospel
Christian contemporary artist Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, as well as Gospel artist Kirk Franklin walked away as the big winners in the Christian categories at the 2017 Grammy Awards yesterday, taking home both song and album of the year in the Contemporary Christian and Gospel categories, respectively.
'Beatitudes' Album Featuring Industry-Leading Artists Releases April 21; First Single 'Oh Blessed' Out Now
Many of today's top recording artists, in the field of Christian/Worship music, have been tapped for Beatitudes, a full-length album releasing from Stugiology Music April 21. The first single from the project, "Oh Blessed," was released Friday everywhere digital music is sold, while the artists, album cover art and track listing are being revealed for the first time.
Hillsong UNITED Release New Song And Music Video 'Heaven Knows' From 'The Shack' Official Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hillsong UNITED released today a new song and music video, "Heaven Knows," their contribution to THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE. The song, which appears in the film "The Shack," is now available for streaming and purchase at all DSPs.
Today, Hollyn releases her first full length album, One-Way Conversations. The album has already hit No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Albums chart just under Lady Gaga and Top 10 overall. It will be releasing physically to retail on March 3. This album is the follow-up to her acclaimed debut self-titled EP that produced the No. 1 single "Alone (feat. TRU)". The release already touts a No. 1 radio single with the track "Love with Your Life."
The Winter Jam 2017 Tour Spectacular made history Saturday as the final concert in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. The venue, which will close later this year, played host to more than 27,000 people for Winter Jam, marking one of the tour's biggest nights ever.
Newsboys Donate Over 3,000 Free Concert Tickets To First Responders; Announce 2017 Leg Of 'Love Riot Tour'
Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-selling band Newsboys in partnership with Premier Productions has announced the 2017 extension of the "Love Riot Tour." In addition, the band donated more than 3,000 tickets to First Responders and their families in a two-day "Buy One, Give One" special offer.
Award winning Hip-Hop artist, Derek Minor, is enjoying success at CCM radio with his new single, "Change the World," going No. 1 on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart. The tune features guest artist Hollyn, and is from Minor's current album Reflection.
Josiah Prince, best known for his song writing and guitar work in Christian rock staple, Disciple, has signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with Daywind Music Publishing.
The acclaimed long-running series WOW Gospel has topped charts again, with the newly-released WOW Gospel 2017 debuting at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart. Celebrating the must-have collection's 20th installment, WOW Gospel 2017 marks the compilation set's 18th consecutive year debuting at #1.
In a music career that spans an astounding 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received five Grammys, an American Music Award, 58 GMA Dove Awards, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than eleven million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he is sharing his life story with his memoir, Between Heaven & the Real World. The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, is slated to hit shelves and all digital platforms on March 7, 2017 with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
On Friday, renowned worship leader Kari Jobe released her third studio album, The Garden. In celebration of the release of her new album, Jobe debuted an acoustic video this week for the title track. See below for this video along with the previously released acoustic video for "Heal Our Land."
Winter Jam 2017 Tour Stopping By Nashville With Lineup Featuring Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Colton Dixon, More
David Crowder is leading a star-studded lineup of Christian performers for the "Winter Jam 2017 Tour Spectacular," which kicked off Jan. 6 and is running all the way through March until April 2. Tonight, the tour is stopping by the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and tickets are $10 at the door.
Renowned worship leader, author and pastor Darlene Zschech releases the Here I Am Send Me(Hineni) CD/DVD globally on March 3 from Integrity Music. Recorded live with her team at Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, the album is Zschech's first project following a life changing cancer diagnosis in 2014 and features 11 new songs penned by her along with guest writers like Martin Smith, Paul Baloche, Jenn Johnson and Leeland Mooring.
Together with iShine, Provident Label Group, Essential Artist Services and Tween Gospel Alliance, they announce the B413 "No Filter Live" Tour. This unique tour, which will hit three key cities this spring, is a two-hour event specifically designed for tweens and their parents to best prepare the tween demographic for life beyond entering their teen years, to deeply enrich the child's faith and help equip parents to set the course of their child's entire life before turning 13.
Husband-and-wife duo Out of the Dust, comprised of Chris and Stephanie Teague, will release their self-titled national debut album on March 7, via Discovery House Music. Out of the Dust features 11 songs birthed from a difficult and raw time in the Chris and Stephanie's lives, including a separation, divorce, and remarriage. Their lyrics address not only the pain and reality that life brings, but the hope and healing that Jesus offers.
Vertical Church Band Announce 'Vertical Nights Tour,' Featuring James MacDonald And Special Guest Paul Baloche
Essential Worship's Vertical Church Band and Premier Productions have partnered and are proud to announce the upcoming dates for their "Vertical Nights Tour." Kicking off March 8 in South Bend, Indiana, the tour is scheduled to hit 14 markets across the U.S. At each tour stop, concertgoers will get to enjoy a message from Pastor James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel, along with music from Vertical Church Band and special guest and worship artist/songwriter Paul Baloche.
All Is Not Lost, the sophomore release from The Brilliance is available now, and critics are calling it "the album you need to hear in 2017." The duo, comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt, is seeking to share a timely message of understanding, with lyrics eliciting love and unity throughout the 11-track offering.
While bass soloists are few and far between, beloved Gaither Homecoming artist Gene McDonald has proven that bass singing does not belong solely in a quartet. His latest release, entitled Reflections, embraces his signature bass vocals while delivering striking renditions of Gospel classics, mixed with a few surprises.
Critically lauded singers, songwriters and authors Audrey Assad and Andrew Peterson are launching "The Edge of Dawn Tour" Feb. 25 in Richardson, Texas. The multi-state, multi-denominational church tour will run through late March and will feature new music and fan favorites from each of these artist's celebrated song repertoire.
Bilingual, multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez will release her first, full-length studio album in over five years. The highly-anticipated recording, both the English-language version, Trust, and Spanish-language Confío, will release globally to over 160 nations on March 31. A Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit, this marks the first time for Velasquez to simultaneously release an album in both languages.
On the heels of their RIAA Certified Gold and Grammy-acclaimed album Welcome To The New (2014), MercyMe will release LIFER on March 31, 2017. Filled with positive, uplifting lyrics, along with energetic beats and soaring melodies, this latest offering promises the massive hits that MercyMe is known for. The debut single "Even If" will serve as a follow-up to the band's four hit singles found on their previous album.
As 2016 came to a close, Christian artist Zach Williams wrapped up an astounding year. Not only did he receive his first Grammy-nomination, he was also featured on numerous best of 2016 lists - while also topping sales charts on outlets such as iTunes and Amazon for the "Chain Breaker" single and EP.
Billboard has exclusively premiered the official music video for TobyMac's latest single "Love Broke Thru," exploring the power of love and compassion in the face of adversity. Featuring a young man grappling with his anger amidst his grandfather's calls for peace, the video tackles the subject of protests that have been happening around the country.
Colton Dixon's third studio album Identity is set to release March 24, as announced recently on Billboard. Varying stylistically from previous releases, Identity will blend Dixon's traditional alternative-rock sound with pop elements, delivering a number of upbeat, danceable tracks.
More than ten years since their last solo release, Bethel Music's Brian & Jenn Johnson will debut their highly anticipated album After All These Years on Jan. 27, capturing the wonder, conviction, and tenderness of heart behind the story of who they've become and who they've remained over the past season.
Grammy-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled The Garden on Feb. 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project Majestic that produced the hit single "Forever" and "I Am Not Alone." The Garden was written and recorded during a season of pain and loss for Jobe's family.
Check out Essence's premiere of ten-time Grammy-winner CeCe Winans' exuberant tune "Lowly" from the Motown meets Southern soul Let Them Fall In Love -- Winans' first album in nearly a decade -- out Feb. 3.