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Michael W. Smith Debuts New Song

Today Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith debuted a brand new song. "Love Always Wins," from his upcoming record A Million Lights, premiered this morning on Yahoo! Music. The new song acts as a timely reminder of the importance of positivity. RELATED Michael W. Smith Announces New Album 'A Million Lights' "Love Always Wins" comes a few weeks after the announcement of Michael's upcoming album A Million Lights, set to release on February 16th, 2018. "About half the album was written in response to where we are as a nation. In the age of social media, people have forgotten how to talk with one another, to be civil. Until the world ends, music is the most powerful language there is. It can transform your life on every level, not just the spiritual. It can help people reconnect with why they're here. That's what I'm doing[…]

For KING & COUNTRY’s Luke Shares Health Update

Today for KING & COUNTRY co-frontman Luke Smallbone shared a long-awaited and exciting health update on his lengthy battle with Ulcerative Colitis. "For the last 5 years, I've hoped to hear a doctor say, "Luke, you're in remission" but that statement has eluded me up until 2 days ago. This picture was taken shortly after I woke from a small procedure that confirmed that remission has taken place," Luke shared alongside a picture of him smiling from a hospital bed. "I used to wonder why I got sick but I don't anymore. It's been the single greatest tool in teaching me about the grace of Jesus and because of that, this disease is something I can't help but thank God for. It's taught me, JOY! Thanks for your prayers. Thanks for the encouragement. Thanks for your friendship," he concluded. Luke was diagnosed with a[…]

Marc Martel Set to Release ‘The First Noel’ EP November 24th

Known for his astonishing Freddie Mercury-esque vocals, for fronting his previous band, Downhere, and now as a member of the official Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, Marc Martel will release The First Noel EP (Marc Martel Music). The First Noel EP, the second in his special solo series of Christmas music, officially releases Nov. 24 and will be available at MarcMartelMusic.com, Amazon, iTunes, and at all of his shows during the holiday season. RELATED Marc Martel Partners with Just Dance to Replicate 'Footloose' The First Noel EP was co-produced by Ben Shive (Dave Barnes, Ellie Holcomb, Colony House, MercyMe) and features six classics such as "The Christmas Song," "Mary Did You Know" (feat. Buddy Greene), as well as the title song. Martel also offers stunning renditions of "Ave Maria" and "The Hallelujiah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah." "It's Beginning To Look A[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE RMM feat. Focus

Renaissance Movement Music (RMM) released Safe House this summer, a Hip-Hop album that is designed to combat human trafficking. 100% of the album proceeds are going directly towards the Safe House Project, an operation tasked with building a home for orphaned children facing the daily threat of sex trafficking in Soshanguve, South Africa. "Felony" is one of the most energetic songs on the Safe House album in which Focus communicates that he's guilty of his past but has found freedom in the gospel. The intense Will Thomas directed visual shows that sin is anarchy, accountability is coming, but Christ has paid for our freedom; leaving the viewer questioning whether or not they will accept it. The video is premiering today on NewReleaseToday. Renaissance Movement Music (RMM) operates as a family of artists with a shared belief system who are driven towards engaging[…]

Balsam Hill Christmas Trees Create Backdrop for 2017 Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith Christmas Tour

This weekend, multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will kick off their popular Christmas tour Nov. 11, joined for the second consecutive year by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC's "The Voice." Featuring a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this seasonal celebration has a history of sold-out performances across the country, making it nothing less than a holiday tradition. And nothing says "tradition" more than Christmas trees at Christmastime, which is why both Amy and Michael are thrilled to have Balsam Hill® on board as the title sponsor for this year's Christmas dates. RELATED Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith Announce 2017 Christmas Tour Featuring 'The Voice' Winner Jordan Smith As the industry leader in lifelike artificial Christmas trees, ornaments and other Christmas décor, Balsam Hill will play a prominent role on the Amy Grant and Michael[…]

The Gray Havens Reach for Heaven with New Single

Artist Garden Entertainment announces the release of the new single from husband/wife duo, The Gray Havens. "High Enough," featuring Humble Beast artist, Propaganda, releases to all digital music outlets on Friday November 10. The new single gives listeners a first taste of the duo's forthcoming album scheduled to release in Spring 2018. RELATED The Gray Havens to Release Live Album Produced by Ben Shive, "High Enough" reveals a new side of the duo as they experiment with hip hop. The Gray Havens' David Radford states "I have admired Propaganda's lyrics and artistry for a while now. He's incredibly talented, and I was absolutely thrilled when he agreed to the feature, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't a tad nervous about how everything would turn out. I remember when we got the recording back from Prop, though, jumping out of my chair,[…]

Greg Sykes Garners Five GMA Canada Covenant Awards Nominations

Integrity Music songwriter and recording artist Greg Sykes recently garnered five nominations for the 39th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards with his major label debut, Reverse. The Ontario native's nominations include Male Vocalist and Inspirational Album of the Year with nods for Inspirational Song of the Year, Recorded Song of the Year and Video of the Year going to the title track. RELATED Greg Sykes Releases Music Video for 'Reverse' Sykes, who has been leading worship in Niagara (ON) for 15 years, released Reverse this past March to critical acclaim for its "worshipful heart" and "shimmering pop-rock" aesthetic. Though he has been engaged in the Christian music community for several years, the 5-song EP marks his first solo project. In addition to his own ministry, Sykes has written and performed with numerous artists including All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Brenton[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE We Are the Monks Run

Husband and wife duo, We Are the Monks, are preparing to release a new album in April of 2018 and recently released a new single, "Run," in support of their KickStarter campaign that ends later this month. Today, they are premiering their new music video for the single on NewReleaseToday. "We are all running our own races," explains Trent Monk when asked about the new single. "Sometimes life can get tough, confusing, complicated, and can start to feel like we're just not getting anywhere. In these moments, we all could use some encouragement to keep running the race and that we will reach our promised land eventually. That is what this song is about. I wrote it with a good friend of mine, Joel Rousseau. We were talking one day about the music business and how it has so[…]

Manic Drive Goes ‘Into The Wild’ with New Album Releasing Today

Today, Toronto-based MANIC DRIVE released INTO THE WILD, their first album in three years. Since the release of their acclaimed previous album VIP, the band has a multitude of achievements, including winning a JUNO AWARD (Canada's most prestigious music award), topping the Billboard Radio Charts ten times, reaching millions of online listeners, and continuing an impressive touring schedule with some of CCM's top artists. Despite the odds and the current climate of the Christian music scene, Manic Drive sets new goals and pushes past these accomplishments to set off INTO THE WILD. RELATED Manic Drive Announces New Album Coming November 7 Throughout a year and a half of laborious songwriting, the edgy pop duo set their focus on a need for honesty, relevance, and transparency in their lyrics and sound. Going against the safe trends of the Christian music market and into a vulnerable landscape,[…]

Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer Launch All-New Film Series Podcast

GRAMMY and singer/songwriter/author and GMA Mark Lowry-winning singer/songwriter/comedian and GMA Hall of Fame member ®DOVE Award nominee Andrew Greer have launched DINNER CONVERSATIONS WITH MARK LOWRY AND ANDREW GREER, an all-new film series podcast. RELATED Andrew Greer and Mark Lowry Team Up for 'Dinner Conversations' Film Series Podcast Dinner Conversations is based on the concept that communion begins with good conversation, and good conversation often begins around the dinner table. The first season, consisting of 10 episodes, finds Mark and Andrew inviting acclaimed artists, authors, and topic experts to gather around the dinner table to weigh in on a broad range of thought-provoking human interest conversations. "In our modern day culture where we are constantly striving to be 'heard,' it is becoming increasingly important to make space in our lives for good conversation," explains Andrew. "Some of the best conversations I have[…]

Derek Minor to Drop New EP ‘High Above’ Nov. 10

Award-winning Hip Hop artist, Derek Minor, will release the second project, High Above, in his four-part Up and Away Series on Nov. 10. The EP was produced, and all songs co-written by Minor, which features guest artists Marissa Jerome, WHATUPRG, Anesha Birchett, Urban Rescue, Byron Juane and Roz. The first and powerful single from the new record, "Walls" that features Urban Rescue, has a testimony of loving and supporting each other despite any differences. Made in his image, we are all his kids/So if I look down on you, I look down on him/Aye I'm a sinner, you a sinner what's the difference/We all need love, joy, Jesus, and healing/We got a lot in common if we would just listen/Instead of building more walls, we should build more bridges. The single is currently going for adds at radio. RELATED Derek Minor and Propaganda Meet Nation's Leaders At Capitol[…]

Jeremy Riddle to Release ‘More’ Nov. 17

With hits such as "Sweetly Broken," "Furious," "Breaking Through" and "This is Amazing Grace" to his writing credit, Jeremy Riddle is releasing More on Nov. 17. This marks his first album in seven years, and his first solo record with Bethel Music. "The record really started as a feeble cry of praise, not a roar, but then it began to grow and strengthen," explains Riddle. "Once I had a couple songs under my belt, I realized, there's still something in here that is worth sharing. It's a battle when it comes to creativity. It's spiritual. It's never been the external critics people who love your work or have some beef with it my battle is internal. The enemy is so opposed to the children of God creating the things we're meant to create." This album adds new anthems to the many Riddle written songs[…]

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