Rebecca St. James To Release Her Highly Anticipated New EP “Dawn” July 24

Dawn, the highly anticipated Heritage Music debut from one of Christian music’s most lauded luminaries, GRAMMY® and multi-Dove Award winner Rebecca St. James, will be available July 24. Her first studio recording in nine years, the six-song EP reflects a poignantly personal path from suffering to renewal for St. James and her family.

“Worship just seems to be the right kind of music for me to make in this season; it’s so true to who I am and my roots,” St. James says of her return. “The foundation of the EP is the idea of dawn-a new sunrise, a new beginning, a new spring. The theme throughout is God’s redemption; new seasons of joy after pain, and hope.” 

“Nearly three years ago God did a rebirth in our little family during what we would call a winter,” St. James explains. “I miscarried twice after our first daughter, and it just felt like when it rains, it pours. It was winter on so many levels-dealing with internal pain, major vocational change and unknowns, outside family issues-just a lot all at once. Then God brought about a total change in my heart and in my husband’s heart too, and we felt that He delivered us into a spring season, a renewal that started on the interior.”  

Produced by St. James’ longtime collaborator Tedd T. (for KING & COUNTRY, Mutemath, Delirious) and Seth Mosley (Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns), Dawn features guest contributions from St. James’ brother-for KING & COUNTRY’s Luke Smallbone-as well as Bethel Music’s Josh Baldwin and Brandon Lake.

Chronicling her transformational journey through each track, St. James was joined by a host of Christian music’s top writers, including Smallbone, Baldwin, Bethel Music’s Kristene DiMarco, and Mia Fieldes, among others. Highlighted by the critically acclaimed debut single “Battle Is the Lord’s,” featuring Lake, Dawn also showcases the contemplative title-cut, a duet spotlighting St. James and Smallbone’s sibling harmonies; as well as the Baldwin-featured “Middle of the Fire,” an earnest anthem of unwavering trust in His faithfulness.

In addition, the EP finds St. James in fresh, yet familiar territory with the synth-pop “Ready For The Rain,” welcoming an outpouring of the Holy Spirit; the ebullient “Fall Back,” an encouragement to find peace in the grip of His love; and the worshipful closer, “Alleluia Jesus.”

“The time away from music has helped me come back with fresh energy,” St. James says. “It’s much easier to go with a formula that feels safe or sure to be received, but I’ve not wanted to do that. I’ve really wanted this project to feel progressive but also really accessible.”  

Among the most defining artists in Christian music history, GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter, best-selling author, speaker and actress Rebecca St. James rocketed into the global spotlight following the release of her self-titled ForeFront Records debut in 1994. The Australian native’s modern pop sensibilities and uncompromising lyrics set a benchmark in Christian music, leading a new generation of artistry in the genre.

St. James has earned multiple Dove Awards, nine #1 Christian radio singles and two GOLD®-certified recordings, and her discography includes such iconic albums as Pray, God and Transform. Author of the best-selling titles Wait For Me (Thomas Nelson) and Pure (Hachette/Faithwords), among others, she starred in the 2009 film Sarah’s Choice; portrayed Mary Magdalene in the groundbreaking rock opera !Hero; and voiced “Hope, The Angel” in VeggieTales’ best-selling DVD The Easter Carol, in addition to other diverse roles. An award-winning songwriter, St. James co-penned multiple selections on for KING & COUNTRY’s blockbuster 2019 recording, Burn the Ships, and she is also the host of Rebecca St. James Friends & Family, a weekly podcast on faith, family and community available via the Accessmore platform.

Heritage Music is an imprint of Bethel Music, the 11-time Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated Christian worship ministry formed as an extension of Bethel Church in Redding, California. A global outreach comprising a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians, Bethel Music was named among the top record labels in Christian music last year by Billboard.

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PJ Morton Hits Top 10 with “All in His Plan” Featuring Le’Andria Johnson x Mary Mary)

Grammy® Award winning recording artist and producer, PJ Morton’s latest audio gem “All in His Plan” powers its way into the Top Ten on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart this week, landing at No. 8.  The soul-stirring track features the soulful vocals of Le’Andria Johnson alongside the platinum-selling sister act, Mary Mary. It’s available for listening / download at all major digital service providers: https://smarturl.it/btdobs

“All in His Plan” is the first track from Morton’s forthcoming album entitled, The Gospel According to PJ (Morton Inspiration/Tyscot), which release in 2020. On it, Morton will showcase a who’s who in R&B and Gospel music coming together to re-interpret songs that he’s written for others, as well as, some new original compositions. “Gospel is where I got my start as a song writer,” Morton says of his decision to launch this project. “It’s my foundation. It’s what keeps me grounded. So, although I work on all types of music, I’ll never forget where I come from.”

A thirteen-time Grammy® nominee, Morton holds a Grammy® Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “How Deep Is Your Love” (2018) and for Best R&B Song for “Say So” (2019), his duet with Pop star, JoJo.

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Jordan Feliz To Release Glorify remix Featuring TobyMac And Terrian July 10

The first single this year from Gold-selling, Dove Award-winning pop recording artist and songwriter Jordan Feliz, “Glorify,” became the No. 1 Most Added track at Christian radio following its release last month. This week, seven-time GRAMMY winner and multi-Platinum selling artist TobyMac and new Gotee Records artist Terrian offer their Bryan Fowler-produced vocals on the remix of the song set to debut this Friday, July 10, and available to preorder now from Centricity Music.

With the original album version available now at digital and streaming outlets everywhere, “Glorify” follows a string of No. 1 and top 10 charting, pop-centric singles like “Witness,” “Changed” and “Faith” from Feliz’s Billboard No. 1 Top Christian Album, Future. Leading many of these songs while on tour with TobyMac in previous years, and singing “See The Light” (feat. Jordan Feliz) (RUSLAN Remix) on this industry icon’s The St. Nemele Collab Sessions released last year, Feliz finds TobyMac returning the favor, singing a verse on this week’s “Glorify” remix release with additional backing vocals by Terrian.

The soulful, R&B-tinged “Glorify” features a full gospel choir backing Jordan’s recognizable falsetto. In the vein of soulful acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Green and Sam Cooke, Feliz pushes the song into wooden pew, altar call simplicity with a soaring praise-heavy chorus and signature propulsive beats.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been as excited for a song as I am for this one,” Feliz says of the current single. “Glorify means ‘praise and worship,’ but the sub-context of the word actually is to acknowledge and reveal the majesty and splendor of God by one’s actions. For me, coming out of this hard season of anxiety, stress and messed up priorities, now all I want my life to do is to glorify. I want to reveal the majesty of God by my actions.”

Feliz wrote the fresh track with Jordan Mohilowski and longtime collaborators Colby Wedgeworth and Paul Duncan. Together, Wedgeworth and Mohilowski also co-produced the single. Sonically, with its healthy blend of pop, gospel and soul, “Glorify” forms a sturdy bridge between Future and Feliz’s next studio release, due in 2021. Lyrically, it offers some of Feliz‘s most transparent work to date.

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J. Crum & Jarry Manna Release New Video “Lost & Found”

Veteran emcee J. Crum has just released his brand new, self-produced single entitled Lost & Found featuring indietribe. member Jarry Manna. Lost & Found is about understanding our identity isn’t in the things of this world.Though at times we feel lost, there is a place that we belong.

J. Crum shares, “I spent a lot of wasted time trying to fit in spaces that I had no business being in. I know I’m different and I’m ok with that. I now know where I belong and that’s where I’m putting my effort and attention.”

Here stands a man openly flawed and encumbered with life’s immeasurable expectations, but he’s also a devoted man of God striving for grace.  Joshua Crum – just call him J. Crum – speed-raps his feverish words alongside echoing beats and riffs usually coupled with harder rock styles, and counters the intensity with smooth, lingering hooks. Detroit-born and Omaha-based Crum’s inspirational tracks reflect a man bound to his faith, family and fans but with a grittiness churning through time and measures.

Crum’s newest LP, VIGILANTES vol.1, is a nine-track narrative of struggle and triumph. Landing features from heavy hitters like nobigdyl. and Montythehokage goes to show that Crum can hang with the best of them and is here to stay. His versatility isn’t lacking in his latest showing showing glimpses of his various influences including, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. This project seamlessly transitions through different genres as well including hip-hop, funk, lo-fi, and neo-soul. VIGILANTES vol. 1 might be Crum’s most ambitious release to date and has something every listener can attach themselves to.

Crum is currently booking shows for 2020. Crum has opened up and performed with several national & mainstream acts including: Run The Jewels, Weezer,  TV on the Radio, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Talib Kweli, Rakim, Mac Lethal, Lecrae, Manafest, AFRO, R.A. The Rugged Man, and more. He has also performed in major festivals such as: A3C in Atlanta, GA and SXSW in Austin, Texas.

 

 

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Kanye West New Single “Wash Us In the Blood” Feat Travis Scott

Kanye West has teamed up with Travis Scott for his latest single, “Wash Us In the Blood.”  The song is the first single from West’s upcoming album, God’s Country, which follows Jesus Is King and Jesus Is Born, both released in 2019.

Like the works on “Jesus is Born,” “Wash Us In the Blood” is a song of worship. Lyrics include: “Rain down on us (Huh) // Holy Spirit, come down (Ooh) // Holy Spirit, come down (Ah) // We need You now // Wash us in the blood (Ooh) // Whole life bein’ thugs (Ah) // No choice, sellin’ drugs (God) // Genocide what it does // Slavery what it does.” 

The single is already for sale on West’s website. In addition to digital downloads, CDs, cassettes and vinyl are being offered.

 

 

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Anthem Lights Release New Album “God and Country”

Just in time for the 4th of July, Anthem Lights have released a brand new album. God and Country finds the harmon-loving band revisting some of the great hymns and patriotic tunes such as “God Bless America,” “My County ’tis of Thee,” “God Bless the USA,” and many more.

“God & Country” is out NOW everywhere! “We had so much fun arranging this collection of songs celebrating all things America We hope that these simple, timeless songs of faith will bring a little light to your families, homes, and workplaces during these difficult times,” Anthem Lights.

Tracklist:
1. God Bless America
2. My County ’tis of Thee
3. God Bless the USA
4. This Land Is Your Land
5. Battle Hymn of the Republic
6. America Medley: God Bless America / God Bless the Usa / America the Beautiful / Star Spangled Banner
7. America the Beautiful
8. The Star-Spangled Banner (The National Anthem)
9. American Soldier
10. Together

 

From multiple national tours, numerous top 10 radio singles, a #1 iTunes charting single, and their ubiquitous social media presence, the music of Anthem Lights has literally impacted millions around the globe with their original songs, covers, and mashups of artists such as Taylor Swift and One Direction. The momentum for Anthem Lights has transcended beyond their local Nashville following and passionate international fan base and expanded to the public support and recognition from artists such as Gavin DeGraw, OneRepublic, Backstreet Boys, Richard Marx, and Ryan Seacrest.

 

 

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Travis Greene’s New EP “Love Playlist” is Out!

Chart-topper Travis Greene releases a set of live performances and beloved studio gems on Love Playlist. Comprising seven tracks, Love Playlist is available now via digital music providers. A curated mix with Greene’s powerful music and vocal performances bringing refreshing comfort, inspiring reflection in faith and love, the Love Playlist includes songs such as acclaimed hit “Good & Loved,” “Be Still,” “Thank You For Being God,” and more.

The four-time GRAMMY® nominee, Billboard Music Award and Stellar Award-winner has continued making an indelible mark with his sterling songwriting and performances, from his hit albums The Hill, Crossover: Live from Music City, and Broken Record. Featured on Love Playlist, Travis Greene delivers two live performances of “Good & Loved,” with “Good & Loved” feat. Steffany Gretzinger, formerly of Bethel Music, along with a new performance recording of “Good & Loved” feat. DOE, formerly of foreverJones. A video of his “Good & Loved” VEVO live performance duet with DOE, is also available on Love Playlist through Apple Music.

 

Love Playlist includes Greene’s “While I’m Waiting” with featured vocals from Chandler Moore and “Just Want You” feat. Jordan Connell and Chandler Moore. Besides Love Playlist and leading his church Forward City, Travis Greene has also been hosting in-depth conversations with special guests on GreeneRoom, available to watch on Instagram @TravisGreeneTV #GreeneRoom, chatting one-on-one with Jonathan Nelson, Darrel Walls, MAJOR., MLB star Matt Kemp, and Andy Mineo. Greene is also featured on the new star-studded single “I Need You” from GRAMMY® winner Q Parker of 112.

Tracklist:

01. Good & Loved (Edit) (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)
02. Good and Loved (Live at Vevo) (feat. DOE)
03. Just Want You (feat. Jordan Connell & Chandler Moore)
04. Be Still (Live)
05. Loved By You
06. While I’m Waiting (Live) (feat. Chandler Moore)
07. Thank You For Being God

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Kim Walker-Smith Prepares To Release New Album “Wild Heart” Aug 14

Jesus Culture’s worship leader Kim Walker-Smith returns with her brand new solo album August 14.  Wild Heart was recorded live at the Cascade Theater in Redding, California. In her fifth solo album, Kim Walker-Smith returns to the place she recorded Still Believe, Consumed (with Jesus Culture), and got married.

Wild Heart explores themes of life, beginning again, and returning to our First Love. The title song, “Wild Heart,” expresses the jubilant love of the Father, running to meet the prodigal child. “Protector” is a powerful anthem and declaration of Who God is and His promise to never leave, nor forsake us.Kim’s personal favorite is “You’ll Always Be,” which is a sweet melody that rides beneath lyrics that take a strong stance on Who God is in her life.

Wild Heart was recorded in one night, among a full room of people who traveled from New York, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, and other states. This album is a collection of songs and moments that are joyful, raw, honest, and intimate.

Track Listing:

1. Stones

2. Come Through

3. Wild Heart

4. Breathing Room

5. Simple Days

6. Returning

7. You’ll Always Be

8. Only You

9. Protector

10. Already Have (Bear’s Song)

11. Just To Have You

12. Just Be

Kim Walker-Smith has quickly become one of the strongest voices in worship music. She is a passionate worship leader with an anointing to bring an entire generation into an encounter with God. Her heart is to see people transformed by experiencing God’s love and for this generation to see themselves the way God sees them. She believes when that happens, hearts are set free. Kim is one of the worship leaders for the Jesus Culture band and serves on the Jesus Culture Senior Leadership Team. She’s been with Jesus Culture since the beginning of the ministry. Her heart to serve has brought her to where she is today. Kim carries a genuine heart to see worship change the course of lives and nations.

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Kham Returns With New Single L00K

It has been a quiet 2020 for Kham in terms of solo music. That has quickly changed with the release of his new single, L00K. “L00K” is a hard hitting, energetic, coming of age track produced by Enzo Gran. Kham raps about his transition from his collegiate days to adulthood over an aggressive synth bass which serves as a compliment to the catchy, repetitive hook.

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FEARLESS BND Drops New Album In 10 Days

FEAR NOT, the BEC Recordings debut from Los Angeles-based worshippers FEARLESS BND, will be available June 26. An inspired sound of revival for the city and the world, the 13-track project was produced by Joshua O’Haire and Jeremy Johnson and showcases the heartbeat of Southern California’s Fearless Church. 

 

Opening with the powerful spoken-word title cut-a battle-cry for the global Church to rise up in courage, faith and love-highlights of FEAR NOT include the synth-driven “Can’t Get Enough”; “Más Amor,” a bilingual proclamation of “more love, no fear”; “Not A Chance,” a reflective ballad featuring River Valley Worship; FEARLESS BND‘s take on Hillsong Young & Free‘s “Let Go”; and the anthemic “Nobody Like You,” among other selections.

“We believe FEAR NOT will be a beacon of light and hope in our world,” says FEARLESS BND‘s Christy Johnson. “Within the 13 tracks, you’ll find chain-breaking anthems that echo in valleys and on mountaintops. We pray that this album makes you dance and brings healing, peace and hope in every season of life!”

With a desire to witness lives radically changed through the love of Jesus and to see the world “love more and fear less,” FEARLESS BND is the worship ministry of Los Angeles’ Fearless Church. The acclaimed ensemble includes singer/songwriter Christy Johnson, who along with her husband, Jeremy, co-founded Fearless Church in 2012.

Originally known as Worth Dying For, the Modesto, California-based band’s self-titled debut released in 2008 from Integrity Music. Following a relocation to Southern California and the launch of Fearless Church, the group’s moniker change to FEARLESS BND was unveiled with 2011’s Love Riot. Their signature electro-pop sound emerged on 2017’s We Are Fearless and is further cemented with FEAR NOT.

 

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