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.
In honor of Good Friday, Grammy Award-winner Chris Tomlin aims to unite the church in remembrance and celebration of the meaningful day with "Good Friday Nashville," to be held at Bridgestone Arena Friday, April 14.
Big Daddy Weave Kicks Off 2017 With Their 'Set Free' Tour On Jan. 25 Ft. We Are Messenger & Zach Williams
Big Daddy Weave will kick off 2017 with their "Set Free" tour. The 25-city tour, which will begin Jan. 25 in Joplin, Missouri, will feature guest artists We Are Messengers and Zach Williams. The current singles from the three artists - Big Daddy Weave's "The Lion and the Lamb," We Are Messengers' "Magnify" and Zach Williams "Chain Breaker" - are all topping the Christian music radio charts.
On Monday, 10-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin, released his latest single, "My World Needs You" to radio stations and debuted a visual for the song exclusively on BET.com. The heartfelt song speaks about the social injustices happening around the world today and calling upon God to bring strength in time of hardships.
More than 50,000 18 to 25-year-olds from 90 countries and all 50 states packed the Atlanta Georgia Dome for Passion 2017, an annual conference bringing young adults from around the globe together to proclaim the name of God, with daily sessions featuring renowned speakers and artists. Students in attendance also united in sponsoring more than 7,000 children through Compassion International.
Motown Gospel is set to release a timely digital-only compilation project, "Heal: Songs of Hope for Our Nation," on Jan. 13. Leading the project is "Heal (Find A Way)," an all-new song from Grammy-nominated artist Brian Courtney Wilson.
Skillet has sold 11 million units worldwide, closed out 2016 with seven mainstream rock and 10 Christian year end chart placements and were once again the Top Christian Streaming Songs Artist of 2016, but 2017 marks the first time the band has topped Billboard's Top Christian Songs Chart.
Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song "Impossible" with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles - reaching half a million people - in a coordinated effort.
Houston-based recording artist Cheryl Fortune is set to embark on her solo recording career with the release of her Lucius B. Hoskins produced debut single "Fighters," set to impact gospel radio in January.
Zach Williams Ends 2016 With Surprise New Album Release 'Chain Breaker'; Touring This Spring With Big Daddy Weave, Chris Tomlin
Newly minted Grammy-nominee Zach Williams has just dropped his new full-length album, Chain Breaker. Williams made the surprise album announcement in December during a hometown show in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Available now at iTunes, the Chain Breaker LP offers ten songs - five from his EP of the same name along with five new tunes. Click here to download the album.
Skillet Closes 2016 Ablaze, Tops Year-End Charts With 'Feel Invincible'; UNLEASHED Tour To Continue Feb. 8
2016 has been a remarkable year for Skillet's hit track "Feel Invincible," and "The UNLEASHED Tour" has become Skillet's most successful mainstream tour of their career as U.S. dates sold out in Minneapolis, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Cleveland and more.
Teen sensation Jekalyn Carr ends 2016 spending 30 consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart with her #1 hit single "You're Bigger." The single debuted in the Top 5 on June 6, and landed at #1 on Sept. 14, spending four non-consecutive weeks in that position.
Rare Country has exclusively premiered Crowder's performance of "Run Devil Run" from the Grand Ole Opry. "All We Sinners," also found on his latest Grammy-nominated album American Prodigal, was among the songs included in his set at Nashville's iconic Ryman Auditorium.
Set for release spring 2017, The Beatitudes Project - a book: "Words From the Hill (An Invitation to the Unexpected)," a full-length album: "Beatitudes", and a documentary film currently in the works - reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the peacemakers, the mourners, and the pure in heart-as seen, heard and experienced through a twenty-first century lens.
With 32 shows nationwide, an excess of 130,000 people celebrated the holiday season with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith.
With his first new music since 2013, "American Idol" Top 10 finalist Chris Sligh releases a new CD today through iTunes. The 11-song electropop/worship project titled "Mighty Roar/Healing Flood," features music written or co-written by Sligh, who also engineered, produced, mixed and mastered the album.
Grammy-nominated Hillsong Young & Free's newest music video for their current radio single "Falling Into You" premiered exclusively with Billboard on Dec. 21.
Country Singer Reba McEntire Aims To Inspire With New Album 'Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope' Out Feb. 3
Reba McEntire has never been one to rest on her laurels and continues to prove that her strong work ethic couples well with passion as she prepares to release "Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope" on Feb. 3, 2017, jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group.
Since Gaza is a territory run by Hamas Islamists, only about 1,200 Christians live there. However, one particular Christian artist is currently doing his part to preserve the Christian Heritage of the Palestinian territory through his artworks.
Hannah Kerr Concludes 'Christmas On The Round' Tour With Building 429, Johnny Diaz; New Single 'Radiate' Coming January 27
Hannah Kerr and Building 429's "Christmas in the Round" tour concluded on Dec. 17 in Florida. Her new single, "Radiate," will go for adds on radio on Jan. 27, 2017, but is already being played on the WAY-FM radio network.
For the second time this year, an artist debuts at no.1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart.
2017 Grammy Nominations: Christian & Gospel Music Artists' Songs & Albums Recognized At 59th Grammy Awards
The nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards have just been announced, featuring the biggest names in both the mainstream music and Christian and gospel music industries. Aside from the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber and Beyonce, Christian and gospel music artists like Lauren Daigle and Crowder are also being honored this year.
Official Music Video for “Jesus” by Chris Tomlin. Special thanks to the fans who submitted their Prayers & Praises to be used in this video.
Following numerous No. 1 radio singles, songwriting awards, touring in front of a million people and even co-hosting the K-LOVE Fan Awards for a second time, 2016 has been an extraordinary year for award-winning artist and renowned songwriter Matthew West. Most recently, West has been named Billboard's Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year.
Enjoy Christmas classics while relaxing next to the fireplace with Lauren Daigle’s new Christmas album.
Official lyric video for “Unto Us” - New Christmas song from Matthew West
Premier Productions announces dates for RoadTrip Spring Break 2017, where Christians from across the country can gather in Panama City Beach, Florida, at Laketown Wharf to experience music from artists such as Elevation Worship, Lauren Daigle and Colony House for an all-new spring break experience.
Matt Redman's New Music Video 'Help From Heaven,' Ft. Natasha Bedingfield Premieres Exclusively On Billboard
Billboard.com exclusively premiered two-time Grammy Award-winning Matt Redman's new music video for "Help From Heaven" from his first-ever holiday album "These Christmas Lights." Featuring Redman's longtime friend, Grammy Award-nominated Natasha Bedingfield, the video was filmed in Los Angeles' First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.
Recording Artist and Worship Leader Anthony Evans' highly-anticipated new album "Back To Life" releases Feb. 3, 2017, through Sherman James Productions.
Daywind Instrumental is proud to announce the addition of Josh Singletary to the roster, as well as the release of Hymns From Home, available Nov. 25, 2016.
Hillsong UNITED was honored with their first American Music Award (AMA) during Sunday night's broadcast on ABC. 2016 marked the third consecutive nomination for the multi-platinum selling band in the Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational category.
Recording artist Terry Holloman is excited to announce the release of her debut album, "DNA Transformation." The innovative keyboard driven project is a fusion of soaking worship sounds, jazz flavors, Windham Hill-esque piano with touches of techno and urban influence.
Ellie Holcomb will release her sophomore album, "Red Sea Road," Jan. 27, 2017. This record celebrates the hope we have in Jesus, and the powerful & personal ways Ellie has seen Him make Red Sea Roads through some of the most heartbreaking times of her life.
Casting Crowns Announces Spring Leg Of 'The Very Next Thing' Tour With Special Guests Danny Gokey, Unspoken
Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring for the second leg of "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring K-LOVE Radio's Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey and special guests Unspoken.
Love Displayed's 'Walk On Water' Debuts No. 3 on Billboard Single Sales Chart; Watch The Music Video Here
Christian husband and wife duo, Love Displayed, releases new single, "Walk on Water," and the song debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Singles Sales chart. At the same time, the music video for the tune is rapidly impacting music lovers and has received close to 270,000 views online.
A Canton Christmas, the highly anticipated full-length holiday debut from Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction, launched on Oct. 21. The release features 10 arrangements of classic carols and timeless favorites.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Ginny Owens releases her ninth studio album, "Love Be The Loudest," Nov. 18 on her indie label, Chick Power Music, with The Fuel Music distribution. Prior to the release, two brand new Apple Music and Spotify SuperSingle tracks from the album, the reimagined version of Owens' No. 1 hit song "If You Want Me To" and "The Loudest Voice," will be available beginning today (Oct. 21). The full pre-order of the album is to begin Nov. 4.
Hillsong Worship's latest "let there be light." CD/DVD is available now. Remarked as one of the best albums of the year, "let there be light." is a bold prayer over this world today, that the light that has shone on us through the Gospel be the light we now bear and shine forth as the Church of Jesus Christ.
Recent ASCAP* 2016 Christian Songwriter of the Year award recipient Matthew West has announced the launch of Story House Collective, a new venture inspired by his desire to translate his and others' stories into impactful experiences.
Derek Minor Launches Album 'Reflection'; Feat. Chrisette Michele, BJ the Chicago Kid, Hollyn, And More
Derek Minor released his sixth album Reflection on Friday on his Reflection Music Group label in partnership with Entertainment One Music Nashville. The heralded album is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, and has made an immediate hit debut at Number 2 on iTunes US Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Compassion International Announces 9th Annual 'Rock & Worship Roadshow'; Feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli And Many More
The 9th annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International, has announced its official 2017 tour lineup. Award-winning and chart-topping artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, Passion, Family Force 5, Jordan Feliz, along with Derek Minor and Urban Rescue, will join together for Christian music's most uplifting and entertaining concert experience for the whole family.