Rock band XXL premiered their new music video for the song "Memories" last week on Alternative Press.
Where Are They Now? Catching Up with Singer-Songwriters Joy Williams, Rachael Lampa, Stacie Orrico, and Katy Hudson
They were the early aughts Christian anecdote to highly-sexualized popstars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Once the darlings of the Christian music industry, these talented and sincere young ladies sold tons of records and were pointed to as role models for many young Christian women. But what ever happened to Rachael Lampa, Joy Williams, Stacie Orrico and Katheryn Hudson? Though their unique vocal stylings were hard to forget, their lives look much different now than fans might expect.
"Haste the Day, Haste the Day, Haste the Day" chanted the crowd on May 22nd at Irving Plaza in NYC – the band was back, and they were ready to rip the stage.
The Ongoing Concept (TOC) has released a video for "Unwanted" this morning. Appearing on the band's pre-order page via Solid State Records, this is the first taste of their forthcoming album Handmade. In their own frenetic TOC fashion, the song/ video is ripping, disorienting and yet immediately memorable.
Following arguably the biggest build up ever for a UNITED album release - which included the album cover being launched from space at 95,000 ft - Empires is now available for sale and download.
Last week, 'The Bachelorette' ended in a cliffhanger when Britt Nilsson, who had been let go from the show in tears when her potential suitors voted to date Kaitlyn Bristowe during the season instead of her, was seen crying in her hotel room. Contestant Brady Toops then went to visit Britt instead of staying on the show to date Bristowe, taking a huge risk by following his heart. The rest is Bachelorette history.
Free concerts, the energy of New York City, scenic views and amazing artists make Central Park a great place to watch a concert this summer. Here's what you need to know.
'Hymns' EP Featuring Ellie Holcomb, Sandra McCracken, and More Released May 25th Along with Five-Day Devotional Plan
In a musical prelude to their 'Women in the Word' summer devotional series, women's devotional app She Reads Truth is releasing a free five-day set of devotionals centered around classic hymns. Though this is not the first time that She Reads Truth has released as set of devotionals based off of hymn lyrics (it's actually their third), this is the first time that it has been accompanied with original recordings of the hymns by Christian artists.
Memorial Day 2015: Gospel Legend Carman Licciardello Rushed to Hospital After Suffering Multiple Heart Attacks in His Sleep [SEE HERE]
Popular Christian entertainer Carman Licciardello just overcame a vicious battle with cancer but he is now urging fans to pray for him as his body is under attack yet again.
Reach Records and the Elevation of Christian Hip-Hop; Meet Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, KB, and Tedashii [VIDEOS]
The artists of Reach Records have been around for around 10 years, but in the last two, the emcees on the label have really worked to elevate the name of Christian hip-hop.
Hillsong United is set to release their highly anticipated album EMPIRES (Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG) on Tuesday, May 26 and BREATHEcast reviewed the album in its entirety. See what we had to say below:
'The Bachelorette' 2015: Does Britt Nilsson Find Love with Christian Singer-Songwriter Despite Early Exit on Show?
In what may have been one of the most romantic moments on the scripted 'reality' television show, 'The Bachelorette', contestant Brady Toops chose to leave the show to pursue rejected lead candidate Britt Nilsson.
What began as fringe movement to the throwback days of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and "soul music" might just be the next big trend in Christian music. Artists like Lecrae and 'The Voice' finalist Koryn Hawthorne personify the rebirth of a genre.
Christian music legend TobyMac has finally announced the dates for his next tour as he is getting ready to release his new album This is Not a Test.
K-LOVE Fan Awards 2015: Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe & More Scheduled to Present and Perform [VIDEO]
Crowder, Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Plumb, Sidewalk Prophets and Tenth Avenue North are among the second slew of celebrated performers to bring their chart-toppers to the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards stage, taking place at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. on May 31, 2015.
IMMERSE Conference 2015 Nearly Sold Out; Event for Songwriters Features Sanctus Real, Colton Dixon, & More
The Gospel Music Association announced that its seventh annual conference for developing artists, songwriters and worship leaders, IMMERSE, is nearly sold out, with only thirty registrations remaining.
NBC's 'A.D. The Bible Continues' Highlights Life-Changing Moment of Christian Persecutor that Altered the Course of Christianity; Reaching Non-Jews [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]
This week's episode will cover one of the most significant and pivotal events in the book of Acts - the conversion of the persecutor, Saul of Tarsus. Watch Exclusive clip of Saul's transformation below.
P.O.D. Reveal New Single 'This Goes Out to You' with Album Title 'The Awakening'; Band to Feature Limp Bizkit on Record?
Christian rock/reggae/rap band P.O.D. debuted a new song from their upcoming album The Awakening on a Russian website yesterday. The track called "This Goes Out to You" can be heard here.
Former Newsboys Bassist Phil Joel Back with New Band Zealand Worship; New Tracks Out Now [LISTEN HERE]
Former Newsboys bassist/vocalist Phil Joel has been out of the Christian music eye for the last few years, but it is just announced he was out developing a new worship band named Zealand. Joel and Zealand are not ready to make their debut on Word Records.
Switchfoot's Jon Foreman Releases 'Caroline' Single From 'The Wonderlands Sunlight'; Song Reaches No. 2 on Spotify
Switchfoot singer Jon Foreman recently released a solo single track, "Caroline," and it is currently at No. 2 on Spotify's US and Global Viral 50 Charts. This means it is one of the most shared songs in the world.
Christian Rapper Talks Growing Up With 'Bitterness' Toward Other Races & Says Gospel Message Healed His Racism [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Derek Minor stopped by the BREATHEcast studio to discuss his most recent album Empire and during his in-depth interview he discussed growing up with a lot racial tension but was healed from it. He also went through some of the songs on the record and shared his heart behind each of them.
‘Bringing Up Bates’ Daughter Michaella Bates & Fiancé Brandon Keilen Announce Their Wedding Date [EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]
UP Original Series "Bringing Up Bates" stars Michaella Bates (25), the eldest Bates daughter, and her fiancé Brandon Keilen (25), a videographer/graphic designer for a Chicago-based ministry, today happily announced their long-awaited wedding date as Saturday, August 15 in Knoxville, TN at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church.
Backstreet Boys Visit Jerusalem & Singer Reconnects With Christian Faith; Gets Baptized in Jordan River and Calls Trip 'Life Changing' [PHOTOS]
People do not normally associate popular boy bands with Christ but this past week one of the biggest boy bands of all time, The Backstreet Boys visited Israel and lead singer Brian Littrell took time on his trip to visit some of the places named in the Bible and decided to be baptized in the Jordan River.
Derek Minor Releases Vintage Sounding '2am in the Morning'; Song Pays Homage to Blackstar's 'Respiration' [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Christian rapper Derek Minor just released a new track called "2 am in the Morning" that pays homage to a 90s classic by Blackstar.
'God's Not Dead' Movie Facebook Page Filled with Inappropriate Content After Pure Flix Wide Social Media Hack
Earlier this week Pure Flix Entertainment, the company behind "God's Not Dead," "Old Fashioned," and countless other forms of Christian media, suffered from a social media hack where objectionable material was posted throughout the day.
Website Offers Power Tools for Married Couples in All Areas; Sexual Intimacy, Finances, Pornography & More [VIDEO]
Christian website GrowthTrac.com just launched a store on their site to better equip married couples with the easy and hard topics of their relationships, including pornography, masturbation, finances, infidelity and more.
NBC's 'A.D. The Series' Ep. 8 Details Astounding Miracles Performed by Jesus' Followers & Conversion of Notorious Christian Killer Saul [EXCLUSIVE CLIP]
'A.D. The Series' continues to captivate its audience week after week on NBC as the season reaches a little bit over its half way mark. On Episode 8 the world gets an inside look into the supernatural miracles Jesus' disciples performed in his name, as well as witnessing the powerful conversion of one of the most notorious Christian persecutors, Saul, who later becomes the Apostle Paul.
Christian reggae/rock/rap band P.O.D. is gearing up to release a new full length album, and the guys have entered the studio to begin the recording process.
22-time Stellar Award-winning recording artist, author and pastor Marvin Sapp will release his highly anticipated new project, YOU SHALL LIVE on RCA Inspiration, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Jesus Culture Music and Capitol Christian Music Group are excited to announce the release of Chris McClarney's new live album, Everything And Nothing Less.
Emery Dissect 'Go Wrong Young Man' off 'You Were Never Alone' on Break it Down Podcast [LISTEN HERE]
Christian rock band Emery just released their new album You Were Never Alone this week to rave reviews by fans and critics. Leading up until the album's debut and now extending afterward, fans are given the opportunity to hear some of the new tunes on their weekly Break It Down Podcast.
Hollywood Actress Shunned & Embraced By Amish Community? ’Love Finds You In Charm’ Star Learns First Hand Her Character's Struggles [INTERVIEW]
Hollywood actress Danielle Chuchran takes us on an insightful journey of her experience in the Amish culture while filming the UP's new movie 'Love Finds You In Charm.' She shared what learned about the secluded community, the contrast from Hollywood, and how she was both shunned and embraced.
Haste the Day Vocalist Says it's 'Scary' When Bands Become People's 'Savior Rather Than Jesus' [INTERVIEW 2]
Metalcore band Haste the Day released their first album in five years yesterday, Coward. This incredible reunion record features every member of the band from their ten year existence including both vocalists, Jimmy Ryan and Stephen Keech. BC had the opportunity to speak to the latter.
Popular Film Director Says Now is the Time Christians Need to 'Stand Up For What They Believe' & Go into Battle [VIDEO]
Director and actor Alex Kendrick shared a serious message with social media concerning Christians and prayer this week in relation to the release of his upcoming film 'War Room.'
Popular CCM band The Katinas releases "Alive," the second single from the group's current CD, Sunday Set, to AC and CHR-formatted Christian radio stations today.
Releasing one track each via a different major media outlet, Emery's You Were Never Alone is finally available in its entirety.
Casey J (aka Casey Janice Hobbs) has graduated from the classroom to the green room as the former elementary school teacher has worked her way to the head of gospel music's new class of superstars as a result of her monster radio smash "Fill Me Up" that's spending its twelfth week at #1 on Billboard Magazine's Gospel Airplay chart. The song is also spending its fifth week at #1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs hybrid chart that combines broadcast airplay, streaming and digital download sales.
Chris Tomlin's 'Love Ran Red Tour' Raises Over $700K to Fund Child Surgeries with CURE International
Chris Tomlin's "Love Ran Red Tour" was attended by more than 200,000 people this spring, making history as the biggest tour of his career to date.
Hillsong UNITED was named Top Christian Artist at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards. The group was also nominated for "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" as Top Christian Song. The Billboard Music Awards were held live in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and aired live on ABC.
Singer Plumb stopped by the BREATHEcast studio and performed what she said is her favorite song on her newly released album Exhale.
Christian metalcore band Haste the Day is back after breaking up nearly five years ago, and their brand new album Coward is out now and already making waves. BREATHEcast had the opportunity to interview one of the band's lead vocalists, Stephen Keech, about getting the boys back together, creating this unique album, and his uncertainty as to whether this is the end.
Morgan Harper Nichols Releases Debut Album on iTunes; Hits the Road This Summer for Tour With Sister Jamie Grace
Gotee Records' latest artist, singer/songwriter Morgan Harper Nichols, is releasing her self-titled debut album this week. The Atlanta-based storyteller is no stranger to the label, as she has co-written and been featured on numerous songs with sister, Jamie Grace.
Christian rapper Andy Mineo just released a new track with his artist Wordsplayed called "Lay Up."
Gotee Record's Finding Favour is scheduled to release their first full album, Reborn, in stores and online June 23, 2015.
Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, & Deitrick Haddon Receive Nominations for Best Gospel Artist at 2015 BET Awards
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) continues to be a beacon in award-winning entertainment, with hit artists Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell and Deitrick Haddon racking up 3 nominations in the category of Best Gospel Artist for the upcoming 2015 BET Awards.