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»Lecrae, for KING & COUNTRY Ready to Appear on ABC
Christian artists performing on network television has become a regular thing as of late, especially with A-listers Lecrae and for KING & COUNTRY. ...
»NF's MANSION Hits No. 1 on Billboard Christian Charts
Mansion, the first full-length record from hip hop/alternative artist NF, has claimed the top spot on Billboard's Christian Charts its first wee...
»Chris August's The Maker Debuts To Strong Support Among Critics and Fans
Chris August's The Maker debuts April 7, 2015 to eager anticipation and critical acclaim. This, the third studio album from the Dove Award-winnin...
»Exclusive Chris August Premiere Week On NRT Radio One Concludes Today
Today concludes our 4-day Chris August Premiere Weekend where we've been highlighting new songs from Chris' new album, The Maker, releasing t...
»Jon and Tim Foreman of Switchfoot's Parents To Release A Book
Offering engaging, honest and thought-provoking stories that give readers a backstage look into the early lives of Jon and Tim Foreman of the multi-p...
»NRT Radio Debuts New Chris August Song On Easter Sunday
Our special Easter weekend campaign with Chris August continues today with "He's Still Here" streaming every hour on our online Christi...
»Chris August Premiere Weekend Continues On NRT Radio One
Our special Easter weekend campaign with Chris August continues today with "Muddy Waters" streaming every hour on our online Christian radi...
»Chris August Launches Premiere Weekend On NRT Radio One
Today, we are launching a special Easter weekend campaign with Chris August, whose new album, The Maker, releases next Tuesday, April 7th. Today thro...
»Matthew West Live Forever Releases April 28 Available Now For Pre-Order
Matthew West, the four-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter will release his new album, Live Forever, on April 28 (Capitol CMG). Produced by ...
»Integrity Music Releases NCC Worships Label Debut You Alone
The first label-distributed recording by NCC Worship, You Alone, releases today from Integrity Music amidst acclaim. The worship team from National C...
»Tamela Manns Best Days Album RIAA Certified Gold
Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann's album 'Best Days' (CD/ Deluxe Edition) is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of...
»NF Premieres Music Video For Intro on MTV.com Homepage
Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist "NF," is premiering his music video for "Intro" excl...
»Manafest To Unleash New Video Diamonds
March 31st, 2015 - Four time Juno Award nominee, Musician, songwriter, & Author Manafest has released his latest video for the single "Diamonds...
»Centricity Music Signs Singer/Songwriter Jordan Feliz
Centricity Music announced today the signing of Rock singer/songwriter, Jordan Feliz. His debut project will release in Fall 2015, with a tentative a...
»Bill Gaither Uploads Consciousness to Prototype Robot, Promises Albums for Centuries to Come (April
Bill Gaither has been making Southern Gospel hits for more than 60 years, and if the Homecoming host has his way, he'll keep doing that for anoth...
»Noah/Exodus Crossover Movie in the Works (April Fools 2015)
Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox are joining forces to bring the faith community a team-up of epic proportions. The people behind two of the...
»Jeremy Camp Enters Bodybuilding Competition (April Fools 2015)
Fans have been bewildered by a lack of tour dates on Jeremy Camp's website and social media outlets, but an announcement today by the singer has ...
»Skillet Hints at Major Stylistic Change with New Record (April Fools 2015)
Throughout its storied 19-year career, Skillet has taken a number of risks and has reinvented itself multiple times. Starting as an all-male grunge r...
»Confession for KING & COUNTRY Not Aussies (April Fools 2015)
"America... is the country of our birth." This statement by Joel Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY in a new video reveals what many watchers...
»Mike Donehey Revealed to be Long-Lost Foreman Brother (April Fools 2015)
He has the hair, the moves and the demeanor of Jon and Tim Foreman, and now we know why Tenth Avenue North frontman Mike Donehey is actually the Swit...


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»Paper Hearts
"I can't believe she did this to me again." Abigail Pressman stared at the computer screen in disbelief. Her own photo stared back, her...
»"Unoffendable" by Brant Hansen
BEAUTIFUL EXCEPTIONS And now we can get to the good part, the reason the Christian worldview is not cynicism We get to marvel at the goodness that h...
»#607 - "Lamb of God" by Vertical Church Band
Vertical Church Band's live worship albums have been highly anticipated since the first release, which included the hit songs "Not for a Mom...
»#608 - "The Maker" by Chris August
To capture the most authentic sound and emotion possible, Chris August and producer Ed Cash decided to track Chris's third and most recent studio...
»#605 - "Our Father has Won" by WorshipMob
Integrity Music's WorshipMob has a unique origin story. The Colorado-based collective of worshippers was founded by a small group of worship lead...
»#606 - "Drops In the Ocean" by Hawk Nelson
Hawk Nelson has released their seventh studio album Diamonds, the second release since their reinvention with guitarist Jon Steingard taking over voc...
»#603 - "Psalm 130 (My Soul Waits)" by Woodside Worship
From my first listen I was totally captivated by the studio album Response by Woodside Worship, a ministry of Woodside Bible Church in the Detroit, M...
»#604 - "You Don't Miss A Thing" by Bethel Music
Bethel Music has introduced and developed several amazing worship leaders, including Brian and Jenn Johnson, Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger, Willia...
»#601 - "Who I Am" by Blanca
"Who I Am" is the lead single from former Group 1 Crew front woman Blanca's debut solo EP, Who I Am. Blanca made the unprecedented deci...
»#602 - "Who You Say You Are" by About A Mile
About A Mile is a band that is unwaveringly dedicated to their faith, even when life holds severe trials. They released their debut album About A Mil...
»#599 - "Giants Fall" by Francesca Battistelli
My testimony is that the biblical messages behind the songs I heard on the debut album by Jars of Clay in 1995 prompted me to seek out the biblical c...
»#600 - "Faithful" by NewSong
Nobody does tours like NewSong. When the group introduced its annual "Winter Jam Tour Spectacular" in 1995, NewSong started to change the p...
»Tanner Clark Between Two Worlds
Music City--Nashville, Tennessee--is known as the home of many kinds of music, but definitely serves as the epicenter for both the country music and ...
»Jaci Velasquez Goes Aboard Noah's Ark
Over the past seven years with NewReleaseTuesday, I've had the opportunity to cover a few different VeggieTales releases, sometimes from the angl...
»#597 - "From The Day" by I Am They
I Am They is the self-titled debut project from Essential Worship group I Am They. The band boasts a unique six piece sound complete with beautiful t...
»#598 - "Show Love" by Family Force 5
Family Force 5 has re-launched with new singer Jacob "Crouton" Olds and new label, recently winning the NewReleaseTuesday.com and The Overf...
»Josh Gilbert A Lifetime of Worship
Although Josh Gilbert is a new up and coming solo artist, he is by no means new to the writing/recording/performing/touring life. He spent a number o...
»#595 - "Man on a Wire" by Nathan Tasker
Nathan Tasker's seventh studio album, Man on a Wire is now available. Produced by Paul Moak (Third Day, Mat Kearney), the album features eleven n...
»#596 - "Praise Him" by Aaron Gillespie
Aaron Gillespie has played for several influential alternative rock bands Underoath, The Almost and Paramore. His solo work includes his worship debu...
»#593 - "Furious Love" by Veridia
New Word Records' band Veridia based their name on this description "an expression of truth and to strive for raw honesty in every aspect of...
»#594 - "Shoulders" by for KING & COUNTRY
One of the most anticipated new releases from last year was for KING & COUNTRY's GRAMMY winning sophomore album, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong...
»Calling Glory Songs for the Church Local and Universal
Tennessee based worship outfit Calling Glory has achieved grassroots influence in a way other independent artists would find enviable. Over the past ...
»#591 - "Ever Be" by Bethel Music
Bethel Music has introduced and developed several amazing worship leaders, including Brian and Jenn Johnson, Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger, Willia...
»#592 - "Good to be Alive" by Skillet
Skillet is one of the best Christian rock band success stories of the past decade. From the self-titled debut album in 1996 until now, the band has c...
»Mat Kearney Rhymes and Reasons
Sometimes, you have to look back to move forward. While making his fifth full-length album, Just Kids, Mat Kearney dove into songs from his past fo...
»#589 - "I Know" by Kings Kaleidoscope
Becoming Who You Are by Seattle-based Kings Kaleidoscope was one of my Top 10 Worship Albums of 2014. This "gourmet" album is a great call ...
»#590 - "He Knows" by Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp's newest album I Will Follow has a cohesiveness and spiritual maturity that I can hear in every song. "He Knows" has alread...
»An Evening of Worship With Big Daddy Weave and Jason Bare
On January 24th, the buses pulled into the parking lot of Fountain of Life in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and began preparing for a night of worsh...
»#587 - "Little Bird" by Misty Edwards
While the name Misty Edwards may be immediately associated with artistically-minded worship leadership, when it comes to the brand new release Little...
»#588 - "Laugh Out Loud" by Jason Gray
Ever since I first heard "Blessed Be" by Jason Gray from his album All the Lovely Losers, I was hooked by the emotional and biblical messag...
»Winter Jam 2015 The Elite of Christian Music Coverge
The place? Santander Arena in the heart of downtown Reading, Pennsylvania. The temperature? Typical frigid January air. The lineup? Arguably the stro...
»Old Fashioned Alternatives
It's no surprise that a certain highly anticipated book-to-screen adaptation is planning on taking Hollywood by storm this upcoming Valentine...
»#585 - "One More Step" by Lindsay McCaul
Lindsay McCaul has pure and strong vocals that remind me of Brooke Fraser and Audrey Assad, my favorite female vocalists of all time. Her Reunion Rec...
»#586 - "My Heart's Lifted" by Kerrie Roberts
When I first heard "No Matter What" by Kerrie Roberts, I was immediately hooked by the inspirational and personal message. Her last release...
»#583 - "Once For All" by Sixteen Cities
Sixteen Cities is proud to present their newest worship album The Depth of Your Love, a collection of 11 original and well-known worship songs. The a...
»#584 - "Evidence" by Citizen Way
Love is the Evidence is the debut album by Fair Trade Services' band Citizen Way. The four-piece band is comprised of two sets of siblings Josh a...
»Kevin Davis' Top 10 Albums of 2014
These past few years have featured the emergence of the female vocalist in music, and 2014 was no exception. Half of my top 10 albums of 2014 feature...
»Dwayne's Slept-On Albums from 2014
It is 2015 and there is an excitement in the air for something new and fresh. But hold on a minute. There are just some albums that are slept on for ...
»Most-Watched Music Videos of 2014
The year 2014 quickly is coming to a close, and as always, we're taking a look back at the stories, videos, articles and news that impacted the N...
»The Most-Read News of 2014
The year 2014 quickly is coming to a close, and as always, we're taking a look back at the stories, videos, articles and news that impacted the N...
»The Most-Read Album Reviews of 2014
The year 2014 quickly is coming to a close, and as always, we're taking a look back at the stories, videos, articles and news that impacted the N...
»Top NRT Articles of 2014
The year 2014 quickly is coming to a close, and as always, we're taking a look back at the stories, videos, articles and news that impacted the N...
»Top Original NRT Videos of 2014
The year 2014 quickly is coming to a close, and as always, we're taking a look back at the stories, videos, articles and news that impacted the N...
»#581 - "Away In A Manger" by Kim Walker-Smith
Kim Walker-Smith is one of my favorite female worship leaders, and she has consistently received acclaim for her premier singing ability. She appears...
»#582 - "Resolution" by Everfound
This fall Everfound released their Christmas album Resolution. The album features the Christmas classics "Carol of the Bells," "Silent...
»Vernon Hill Passion for His Presence
Vernon Hill oozes passion. And he has from a young age. The worship leader and son of an ordained minister started his music ministry banging on the ...
»Jen Haugland A Reconciled Double Life
A big part of being a good therapist or counselor is showing empathy, that is, understanding and sharing the feelings of another. Jen Haugland says s...
»Bryan & Katie Torwalt 'Home' for the Holidays
On a recent Kingdom Come tour stop before an exciting show in front of a "hometown" crowd, NRT's Mark Ryan sat down with Bryan and Kati...
»A Customary Introduction
In many ways, hip-hop up-and-comer Customary is the antithesis of what you'd expect from a rapper. First of all, he hails from the not-so-mean st...
»#579 - "Worth It All" by Worship Central
I have loved the song "Worth it All," co-written by Ben Cantelon and Benji Cowart, since I first worshiped along with the song on Ben Cante...
»#580 - "Come Alive (Dry Bones)" by Lauren Daigle
Christian music fans were first introduced to American Idol alum Lauren Daigle as she sang the gorgeous harmonies on Centricity label mate Jason Gray...
»Top 20 Worship Albums of 2014
This past year has featured some incredible new albums and songs by Christian artists. I have had the privilege to worship along with more than 50 ne...
»#577 - "Blameless" by Dara Maclean
Following up her impressive major label debut You Got My Attention, Fervent Records' Dara Maclean returned with Wanted, produced by Paul Mabury. ...
»#578 - "Lord I'm Ready Now" by Plumb
The first time I heard Plumb's song "God-Shaped Hole," released at the end of the 90s, I immediately connected to the catchy melody and...
»#575 - "Love Restores" by Shine Bright Baby
BEC Recordings band Shine Bright Baby released their debut album Dreamers last year. I had the opportunity to meet the band in 2011 at Creation Fest...
»#576 - "Steady Heart" by Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger
Bethel Music's Steffany Gretzinger has a deep desire to create worship music that goes beyond the usual boundaries of the genre. Her heart to lis...
»Dawn of a Headliner An Evening With for KING & COUNTRY
As they reminded us during the evening, our first taste of Joel and Luke Smallbone on stage were as the backup band of big sister and then-CCM megast...
»Doran Robin Message of Life
Behind the creative piano-pop worship stylings of Doran Robin is an unfolding story of God's grace, destiny and hope. The 20-year-old from Hollan...
»Jamie Nunnally One Calling, Many Expressions
It's not uncommon for worship recording artists to double as worship leaders--or even worship pastors--at their home church. True to form, worshi...
»#573 - "In Awe of You" by Jesus Culture
Jesus Culture worship Leaders Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala have birthed several new worship anthems into the Church from their Jesus Culture co...
»#574 - "The Gift" by Misty Edwards
Worship Leader Misty Edwards and the worship team at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, Missouri have breathed several new wors...
»Kids Music Roundup
It's common sense that what goes into the body eventually comes out, and nobody knows that better than parents. As parents we put a lot of though...
»5 Christmas Movies That Deserve More Love
Christmas movies are a time honored part of many families' December rituals in anticipation of the 25th. Some yuletide offerings (such as It...
»Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil "Goliath"
"Only a Ride" "This was the first song we wrote together as a band. Our guiding light was the old saying slightly amended 'Somethi...
»10 Christian Music Videos You Need To See Before 2014 Ends
Every Monday night, I have the honor of updating NRT with the latest Christian music videos that I've scoured the interwebs for. That task has be...
»#571 - "You Brought Me Back to Life" by Citizens & Saints
Join the Triumph is the sophomore release from Seattle-based Citizens & Saints. Last year they released their debut album as Citizens, which included...
»#572 - "Jesus Only Jesus" by Phillips, Craig and Dean
"Jesus, Only Jesus" is the new single from Phillips, Craig & Dean's worship album, Above it All, available everywhere November 11. The ...
»A Bittersweet Goodbye A Conversation With Anberlin's Stephen Christian
The circumstances surrounding Anberlin's disbandment are unique in countless ways, which is only fitting for a band who has consistently pushed t...
»Dante Schmitz Seizing the Moment
Amy Grant. Casting Crowns. Chris Tomlin. Steven Curtis Chapman. Kari Jobe. David Crowder. Dante Schmitz? Although you likely haven't heard of ...
»5 Reasons You Should See TFK's Born This Way Tour
On November 2, I had the chance to road trip from my usual stomping grounds in Nashville to see Thousand Foot Krutch's Born This Way Tour in Chat...
»#569 - "Marvelous Light" by Ellie Holcomb
GMA Dove Award winning New Artist of the Year, Ellie Holcomb is the daughter of legendary Christian music producer Brown Bannister. She broke into th...
»Andrea McCaffrey The Push and Pull
Jon Foreman famously said in Fading West that faith and doubt are both completely logical choices, given what life throws at us. And nothing elicits ...
»#570 - "No Man Is An Island" by Tenth Avenue North
After three successful albums and numerous hit songs, Tenth Avenue North releases Cathedrals on November 10. The latest from the band is a collection...
»An Evening with Holly Starr
We were blessed to host Holly Starr and her band mates, along with opening band Universal Royalty, for a house concert in my basement on October 23. ...
»A Demon Hunter Halloween
Whether you don a costume for Halloween, harvest, or a comics convention/medieval festival that happens to coincide on Oct. 31, there's a whole l...
»#567 - "Overwhelm Me" by Riley Erin
New Christian Worship label, CentricWorship, unveiled the label's debut release, ALL THE SAINTS Live from the CentricWorship Retreat--No. 1 with ...
»#568 - "Love Like Jesus" by Rhett Walker Band
I am a major fan of southern rock, and I have long enjoyed the music of bands like Collective Soul, Third Day and NEEDTOBREATHE. In that same musical...
»#565 - "Lift Up Your Head" by Laura Hackett Park
Worship Leader Laura Hackett Park and the worship team at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, Missouri have breathed several new...
»#566 - "Gameface" by KJ-52
On his innovative new project Mental, KJ-52 takes his tongue-in-cheek hip hop history and expands into new territory both in his music and his mindse...
»#563 - "You're The Best Thing" by We Are Leo
Smooth electronic-leaning pop group We Are Leo has continued to gain momentum since the release of their debut album Hello in 2011. Their sparkling s...
»#564 - "Lay It Down" by Sanctus Real
Powerful Christian music mainstay Sanctus Real is releasing their new album entitled The Dream on October 14. The album was primarily recorded in the...
»A Believable Critique
Believe Me is the latest from Riot Studios, a group which has in the past focused on documentaries highlighting some of the ways the Christian subcul...
»Lightfall Stepping Into the Light
Canadian worship group Lightfall has already seen some tremendous grass roots success, with their self titled EP charting impressively high both on i...
»#561 - "Idols" by Jessa Anderson
If you like the singer-songwriters Sara Groves, Audrey Assad, Nichole Nordeman and Ginny Owens, you probably are drawn to female singers who have an ...
»#562 - "Immeasurably More" by Rend Collective
I was completely captivated by Rend Collective the first time I heard "Movements" and then they took it up a notch with "Second Chance...
»#559 - "Satellites" by Jason Eaton Band
Radio single "Satellites" (Jake Niemi Radio Remix) by Jason Eaton Band has permeated my soul, and I find myself regularly singing the hope-...
»#560 - "Make A Way" by Desperation Band
Known around the globe for songs like "I Am Free," "Overcome," "Yahweh" and "Strong God," Desperation Band (l...
»Forging Ahead A Conversation With Disciple's Kevin Young, Part 2
On September 23, longtime Christian hard rock mainstay Disciple released their first independent album since the group's early days. Following ha...
»KMB Finding 'God's Plan'
Many times in the Bible, whenever a character would have a direct encounter with God, or a profound conversion or realization of their mission, they...
»When Story is Left Behind
This movie is a work of fiction, and should be viewed as such. Getting the elephant in the room out of the way early, I confess that my study of Scri...
»#557 - "Extravagant Love" by Dustin Smith
Dustin Smith is an Integrity Music Artist, songwriter and worship leader, and has written original worship songs for the church including "Rushi...
»#558 - "No Better U" by V. Rose
Speaking about her sophomore album, Forever After, Clear Sight Music artist V. Rose shares, "My hope is that this record will cause people to se...
»The Art of Celebration An Evening with Rend Collective
On September 13th, The Art Of Celebration Tour rolled into Morehead City, North Carolina and unloaded at Parkview Baptist Church. I'm sure all in...
»On the Attack A Conversation With Disciple's Kevin Young, Part 1
Disciple has forged a path through Christian hard rock marked by musical intensity, a tireless work ethic and a no-holds-barred approach to presentin...
»Brightwork On the Brink
New pop-rock band Brightwork was born in the community surrounding Virginia's James Madison University in 2009, and you might say the band has a ...
»#555 - "How Can It Be" by Lauren Daigle
Christian music fans were first introduced to American Idol alum Lauren Daigle as she sang the gorgeous harmonies on Centricity label mate Jason Gray...
»#556 - "Fix My Eyes" by for KING & COUNTRY
One of the most anticipated new releases of the year is for KING & COUNTRY's sophomore album, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. These singers of ...
»TJ Prodigy Once Bullied, Now Bold
While most 14 year olds are consumed with homework, making and maintaining friendships and afterschool activities, TJ Lasinski--also known as TJ Prod...
»for KING & COUNTRY You Matter Tour
If there was ever an appropriate way to describe the uprising in response to for KING & COUNTRY, it would be that of a "ten year overnight succe...
»Sing On The Battlefield Song By Song
Kathryn Scott has been deeply involved in church ministry and music her whole life. With a degree earned from Elim Bible College, experience as an as...
»#553 - "Come Back to Life" by Kerrie Roberts
When I first heard "No Matter What" by Kerrie Roberts, I was immediately hooked by the inspirational and personal message. Kerrie's las...
»#554 - "Bring Us Back" by Bellarive
Bellarive first surprised and moved listeners with their debut album The Heartbeat, a project that displayed a worshipful heart cast in musical creat...
»Kacey Walkingstick Exploring the Depths
Kacey Walkingstick will be the first to tell you she's not a Christian rock star, or even an "up and coming" worship leader. The Oklaho...
»TWLOHA's Jamie Tworkowski On Music and Hope
There has been a natural connection between music and the nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), which has been helping people st...
»Blake Rayne, The Identical
It's one thing preparing for a role in film, and still another preparing for the main role in one. But preparing to play two characters in one mo...
»Mikey Moore Worship All Over
Mikey Moore finds himself at a crossroads, musically. Having left the up-and-coming worship band he founded, The Exchange, about a year ago, the Seat...
»#551 - "Love Rain Down" by Julie Elias
After Julie Elias broke into Christian music with her debut album A Wild Rose featuring "Breathing Room" and her Christmas album Holy Night...
»#552 - "More of You" by Colton Dixon
Colton Dixon's seventh-place finish on Season 11 of American Idol was one of the most surprising and memorable Idol cuts of all time, but it was ...
»#549 - "Born This Way" by Thousand Foot Krutch
Hard rock favorite Thousand Foot Krutch recently released radio single "Born This Way," the follow-up to five active rock hits from their n...
»#550 - "We Dance" by Steffany Gretzinger
From the beginning, Bethel Music's Steffany Gretzinger has had a desire to make music that matters, that stretches beyond entertainment and also ...
»A Night With Unspoken
Unspoken is a 4-member band comprised of lead singer Chad Mattson, bassist Jon Lowry, guitarist Mike Gomez and drummer Ariel Munoz. We were first int...
»With Release of Inhale, TFK Takes Deep Breath
Thousand Foot Krutch did something that few bands have the privilege of doing They made the most of an album. The rock band's first crowd-funded,...
»'When the Game Stands Tall' Stands Tall
I have long been a fan of Jim Caviezel, and never more so than during his stirring portrayal as our Lord and Savior, Jesus, in The Passion of the Chr...
»Colton Dixon's Anchor Album Release Concert
Colton Dixon's voice exploded on the international stage when the young artist powered his way through season 11 of American Idol, surviving rigo...
»#547 - "Empty Handed" by Lindsay McCaul
Lindsay McCaul has pure and strong vocals that remind me of Brooke Fraser and Audrey Assad, my favorite female vocalists of all time. Her Reunion Rec...
»#548 - "You Amaze Us" by Selah
Christian trio Selah released their ninth Curb Records album You Amaze Us on August 19. This is their much anticipated follow up to 2011's Hope ...
»It's Time You Found The Founded Trio
If Maine had a contemporary Christian music supergroup, The Founded Trio & Band certainly would be in the running for that designation. The vocally-d...
»#545 - "Light Me Up" by Kevin Max
The landmark albums of the mid-1990s— Take Me To Your Leader by Newsboys, Bloom by Audio Adrenaline, Jesus Freak by dcTalk and Jars of Clay by ...
»#546 - "I Believe" by Cadence
Cadence is a 5 piece Christian rock band from Boca Raton, Florida comprised entirely of family members Donny Karpinen (lead vocals/ guitar/keys), his...
»On Being a Seeker and Servant
When brothers Cameron and Chandler Wood started making music together in 2012, they did so out of the overflow of their hearts. The songs they create...
»J-Giles Son School of Hip-Hop
J-Giles Son has been rapping since he was like 9 or 10, but for a while, the closest he'd ever come to Christian rap was spitting rhymes about sa...
»#543 - "Let it be Love" by Family Force 5
Family Force 5 is re-launching with Jacob "Crouton" Olds stepping out into the frontman role and have also announced a new label. FF5 has j...
»#544 - "Great Big Yes" by Red Roots
The lives of the three, red-headed, identical triplet sisters Nicole, Natalie and Nika Taylor are best summed up in the band name Red Roots. Their jo...
»#541 - "When We Come Alive" by Switchfoot
After the biblical messages behind the songs in Christian music from the late 1990s led me to Christ, I started collecting the WOW album compilations...
»#542 - "Washed Over Me" by All Things New
All Things New released their debut, self-titled album on BEC Recordings April 2, 2013, and have released The Attic Sessions EP on July 29, 2014. A...
»Cody Collier Breaking Out and Breaking Free
It's probably safe to say Cody Collier doesn't sleep. Just being the dad of two toddlers alone would qualify that statement, but the truth of...
»"Dirty Faith Bringing the Love of Christ to the Least of These"
Here's a bit of Bible trivia for you Only one person in the parables of Jesus is given a name. Do you know who it is? Think about it for a minute...
»#539 - "In the Eyes" by 1 Girl Nation
The mainstream music charts have been dominated by female secular artists who make the subject matter of their songs as edgy as possible to draw in l...
»#540 - "War Cry" by LoveCollide
LoveCollide is the newest offering from the sister duo LoveCollide. Lauren and Brooke DeLeary previously released an album as The DeLearys. Why ...
»'The Era' Begins, Featuring Members of Press Play and Remedy Drive
Brand new folk/pop group The Era may be new to the scene, but the band members are certainly no strangers to each other. In their first interview as ...
»Planes Fire and Rescue
Our new partnership with ReviewsForTheRestOfUs.com will bring you a quick look at the biggest movies that are currently hitting theaters while answer...
»#537 - "Can't Stop Singing" by Covenant Worship
In 1976, Pastors Mike and Kathy Hayes moved to Dallas, Texas, and founded Covenant Church. After more than 30 years, Covenant has grown to become one...
»#538 - "Satisfied" by About A Mile
With its unwavering commitment to faith no matter how severe the trial, it's no surprise that new Word artist named itself About A Mile, boldly r...
»Jason Crabb Talks New Label, New Music and Going it Alone
With a new record label, plenty of new written and musical material coming, singer Jason Crabb has a lot going on right now. Before a recent show in ...
»KB's Burden
Although some artists may be comfortable singing about an issue or a concept without engaging it with their life, KB is definitely not one of them. ...
»Creation Northeast 2014 Day 4 NEEDTOBREATHE
New BEC Recordings signee Shine Bright Baby released their debut album Dreamers on July 23rd, 2013. I had the opportunity to meet the band in 2011 at...
»#535 - "Prayer" by Chanel
Chanel Haynes of the band Trin-i-tee 57 has released her solo debut album, Trin-i-tee 57 According To Chanel. The album includes 12 tracks and featur...
»#536 - "Sinking Deep" by Hillsong Young & Free
Hillsong Young & Free is the new music coming out of the youth ministry of Australia's prolific songwriting church, Hillsong Church. The group, l...
»Propaganda the Introvert
While at the YC Christian youth conference/festival in Alberta, Canada, I was able to catch a show by one of my favorite acts, Humble Beast rapper/sp...
»#40 - "He Knows My Name"
Do you ever have those days that you feel like, if God were picking teams, you'd be the last one He chose? Days that you feel like you've fai...
»Wasted Prayer
Putting off until tomorrow what we should do today seems to be inherent to our sinful nature. Whether it's cleaning out the garage, paying the bi...
»#533 - "Hope In Front Of Me" by Danny Gokey
Artist Danny Gokey's powerful story is shared on his official website first wife Sophia encouraged him to audition for American Idol. But before ...
»#534 - "So Much More" by Candice Russell
Portland-based singer-songwriter Candice Russell dreamed of changing the world since she was a toddler. The American Idol season 11 veteran is seeing...
»Creation Northeast 2014 Day 2 For King & Country
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Creation Northeast Festival was a day I won't soon forget. Although the grounds were still muddy, it was a gorgeous su...
»Creation Northeast 2014 Day 3 Britt Nicole and 1 Girl Nation
This year marks my 10th time attending the Creation NE Festival overall and 6th time covering the event for NRT. Being a dad of 3 young daughters, on...
»Creation Northeast 2014 Day 1 Hillsong Young & Free
Hillsong Young & Free is the new music ministry coming out of the youth of Australia's prolific songwriting church, Hillsong Church. The group, l...
»Getting to Know Author Gina Marinello-Sweeney
It's always fascinating when an exciting new author comes onto the scene. And in recent years, it's become even more feasible for new authors...
»#531 - "Remain" by Kim Dexter
I've been saved for 15 years now, and I recently studied Revelation again. At first when I would read that book of the Bible, I was confused and ...
»#532 - "Dark Days, Darker Nights"
Tedashii said in an interview, "A little over a year ago, I lost my one year old son. In his passing, honestly I just wanted to quit life, not n...
»Jesus, Parties and Bass Drops (Part 3)
Editor's Note We love having artists weigh in on the things they're passionate about, and fast-rising remix master David Thulin is passionate...
»YC Saturday Evening Live From Canada
After an exhausting afternoon of interviews, some side stage shows and just trying to stay on top of the schedule, it was time to recharge. Family F...
»YC Sunday Live From Canada
Who says that Sunday morning can't be loud? Definitely not Tedashii. He opened the morning brilliantly with a set of past hits including "Ri...
»Wherever The River Runs How A Forgotten People Renewed My Hope In The Gospel
I could hear the caimans clicking in the dark distance. This sharptoothed alligator species makes a sound reminiscent of a child who's just learn...
»#529 - "Champion" by Beckah Shae
From the first time I heard "Life" and "Here in this Moment" from Beckah Shae's album, LIFE (which is an acronym for "Lo...
»Tedashii A Paradox of 'Paradise'
A few weeks ago, Tedashii released one of the most personal and vulnerable hip-hop albums this reviewer has heard. It wasn't birthed out of a man...
»#530 - "Love Somebody" by Charmaine
It is truly a joy for me to write about this song "Love Somebody" by Charmaine from her new Love Somebody EP, available on June 17. I have ...
»#39 - "Giants Fall"
"Don't you be afraid / Of giants in your way / With God you know that anything's possible / So step into the fight / He's right ther...
»Musical Remedies A Night With Remedy Drive
There are few entertainment choices for a Friday evening better than a rock concert. So when I saw a Remedy Drive show listed nearby, I jumped on the...
»#527 - "Glory in the Highest" by Fellowship Creative
Fellowship Creative is the music ministry of Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously their songs have been recorded for their church community...
»#528 - "God Is" by Holly Starr
Following up her string of recent hit songs "Let Go," "Don't Have Love" and "Through My Father's Eyes" from her...
»Shane Harper Holding Up A Light
The next generation of up-and-coming stars aspire to more than the foundations of scandal that have been laid before them. Tabloid malice and shock f...
»Jesus, Parties and Bass Drops (Part 2)
Editor's Note We love having artists weigh in on the things they're passionate about, and fast-rising remix master David Thulin is passionate...
»Beacon Light Shining Brighter
When Brandon Classey was a kid, he received from his mother a card that contained the meaning of his first name--a meaning that would turn out to be ...
»#525 - "Lay Me Down" by Rush Of Fools
Alabama natives Rush of Fools made quite an impression with two albums in less than two years, including their impressive self-titled debut. That pro...
»#526 - "You Will Remain" by All Sons and Daughters
All Sons & Daughters' entire self-titled project, released May 6, feels seamless and intentional. The album includes standout recordings like the...
»#523 - "Proof of Life" by Scott Stapp
You can hear personal testimony throughout the song "Proof of Life" by former Creed front man Scott Stapp. He relates with listeners about ...
»#524 - "What Would Jesus Undo" by Michael Boggs
Fans of contemporary Christian music and the hit song, "Turn Around" as recorded by Matt Maher will be thrilled to learn that former FFH ba...
»Michael W. Smith The Best of Both Worlds
Those Christian music watchers who say Michael W. Smith has fully transitioned in the last couple decades from Christian pop pioneer to an arena-read...
»#39 - "Speak"
"Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters." Aslan at the beginning of creat...
»Carman No Plan B (Part 1 of 2)
In the kingdom of God, it's not unusual for a gut-wrenching hardship to turn into a glorious triumph. That has been the experience of Christian m...
»Carman No Plan B (Part 2 of 2)
In Part 1 of my interview with Carman, the quintessential pioneering Christian pop artist updated us on his health, the lessons he's learned, and...
»YC Saturday Morning Live From Canada
I woke up groggy from the late night last night, but with a toddler at home, sometimes getting up early is easier than it is for most folks. It was a...
»YC Night One Live from Canada
As the countdown reached three minutes, the atmosphere electrified. I have never before been to one of Canada's premiere music and ministry confe...
»#521 - "Found in You" by Vertical Church Band
The Rock Won't Move is the second full-length worship album by Vertical Church Band. The band is a ministry formed out of Harvest Bible Chapel in...
»#522 - "Praise The Lord" by The City Harmonic
I've been saved since 1999, and my testimony is that Jars of Clay's debut album rocked my world and changed my perspective of thinking I was ...
»Jonny Diaz Lettin' It Fly
Hot on the heels of his third studio album (and Centricity Records debut), Let It Fly, we caught up with singer-songwriter Jonny Diaz during a recent...
»#38 - "You Make Me Brave"
Editor's Note The newest member of the NRT staff is a talented young writer by the name of Caitlin Lassiter. Today we're introducing her as a...
»#519 - "A Mother's Prayer" by Keith & Kristyn Getty
If you've sung worship songs in church over past decade you are most likely familiar with the modern hymn songwriting of Keith and Kristyn Getty....
»#520 - "The Love Inside" by Laura Hackett
Worship Leader Misty Edwards and the worship team at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, Missouri have breathed several new wors...
»Sarah Monson Worship and Community
Sarah Monson has many side projects. Not only is the a wife and mother, but the Minnesota native is the worship minister at New Day Covenant Church, ...
»Steal Their Hearts - Prayer Songs for Parents
As a dad of three daughters I immediately adopted the song "Steal Their Hearts" by The Neverclaim as my prayer. The words of the song expre...
»The 10 Most Underrated Artists in 2014
There's simply too much music coming out. Of course, that's a really good problem to have when you're talking about Christian music--espe...
»Anthony Evans A Louder Voice
Anthony Evans has a golden voice that has graced many churches and Christian radio. Things changed for him when he made waves as a contestant on NBC...
»#517 - "Steal Their Hearts" by The Neverclaim
This entire self-titled debut project by Essential Records' The Neverclaim--produced by Paul Moak and Jason Ingram--has captivated my spirit. The...
»#518 - "I'm Not Your Suicide" by Michael Sweet
I first heard Michael Sweet's distinctive vocals when I was in high school, and Stryper's hit ballad "Honestly" was being played on...
»#37 - "Think"
"Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters." Aslan at the beginning of creat...
»#515 - "We Believe" by Newsboys
Pop/rock mainstays Newsboys' studio album, Restart, was released in September and has already spawned the hit single, "Live with Abandon...
»#516 - "Closer to Your Heart" by Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant's album Hurricane blends everything I've always enjoyed about her music ministry; emotional ballads including Burn Bright and When I le...
»Turning the Page Latifah Phillips' Church Story
Latifah Phillips has gone through the full spectrum of church experiences, even before touring the world as a member of hymn-playing band Page CXVI a...
»#36 - "Love"
"Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters." Aslan at the beginning of creat...
»#513 - "Keep Making Me" by Sidewalk Prophets
Sidewalk Prophets initially were formed at Indiana's Anderson University, where front men and main songwriters Dave Frey and Ben McDonald met. Th...
»#514 - "He Knows My Name" by Francesca Battistelli
After two top-selling and critically acclaimed releases, Francesca Battistelli's third studio release If We're Honest, is available everywher...
»#35 - "Awake"
"Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters." Aslan at the beginning of creat...
»Fireflight's Dawn Michele Taking Flight
Fireflight has long been at the forefront of defining female-fronted rock for a generation, from their powerhouse single "You Decide" from ...
»Holy Week with Page CXVI
It's been quite the sprint lately for indie worship trio Page CXVI. About this time last year, the band put out an ambitious proposal to its fans...
»#511 - "He is Risen" by Paul Baloche
Paul Baloche is one of the most acclaimed worship artists and songwriters of our time. Best known for such modern classics as "Open the Eyes of ...
»#512 - "Difference Maker" by NEEDTOBREATHE
NEEDTOBREATHE has very quickly become one of my all-time favorite bands because of how they are able to move me with such amazing and spiritual lyric...
»Encounter Jesus An Easter Week Playlist
The fact that through the Holy Spirit we can encounter Jesus is profound, and as we lead up to Easter, I noticed that many of my favorite worship son...
»Ways to Take Your Favorite Faith Tunes with You When You're on the Go
Christian music plays an important part in your faith journey. It can bring you great joy and happiness or comfort you when you are down. So it...
»#509 - "Our Only Hope" by Dara Maclean
Following up her impressive major label debut You Got My Attention, Fervent Records' Dara Maclean returned with Wanted, produced by Paul Mabury. ...
»#510 - "Greater" by MercyMe
MercyMe, comprised of lead singer Bart Millard, guitarists Mike Scheuchzer and Barry Graul, bassist Nathan Cochran, and drummer Robby Shaffer, have t...
»Flyleaf's Kristen May Ready to Begin (Again)
Transition has been the name of the game for both rock band Flyleaf and its lead singer, Kristen May. Two years ago, both entities faced tremendous t...
»Jesus, Parties and Bass Drops (Part 1)
It all started when I was a kid. I grew up in Sweden in a Christian family, son to traveling evangelists Morgan and Helene Thulin. During grades 5 to...
»#507 - "It's Not Enough" by Dustin Kensrue
Dustin Kensrue is known as the front man for the alternative rock band Thrice. The group built a following of fans through eight albums and countless...
»All or Nothing A Devotional from MIKESCHAIR
The process of writing All or Nothing was a very different process for me this time around. Usually I just write what's on my heart, and then lat...
»#508 - "Start A Fire" by Unspoken
Unspoken is a 4-member band comprised of lead singer Chad Mattson, bassist Jon Lowry, guitarist Mike Gomez and drummer Ariel Munoz. We were first int...
»Noah's Waters Are Both Rough and Calming
I went into the Noah film knowing quite a bit about the controversy surrounding it. As NRT has benefitted from the production as a recipient of adver...
»​Made to Thrive A Night with Casting Crowns & Friends
Atlanta-based Casting Crowns has consistently delivered music that points believers back to what truly matters, and the band does so yet again with T...
»Why People of Faith Can Embrace the 'Noah' Movie
There has been no shortage of headlines in recent weeks about Paramount Pictures' upcoming feature film Noah – with a fair amount of the co...
»It's For A Season's Season
It's one thing to have an incredible and engaging live show—and Southwest Florida's For A Season has that. They not only bring a ton of...
»#505 - "Nothing but the Blood" by CentricWorship
New Christian Worship label, CentricWorship, unveils the label's debut release, ALL THE SAINTS Live from the CentricWorship Retreat--No. 1. The a...
»#506 - "Forever" by Kari Jobe
From the first listen, I was totally captivated by the compelling live worship album Majestic by Kari Jobe, available everywhere March 25. Songs like...
»#503 - "What I Know" by Tricia
Tricia returned with her second solo album (and first pop album), Radiate, which is a collaboration between the former Superchick frontwoman and her ...
»#504 - "My Lighthouse" by Rend Collective
I was completely captivated by Rend Collective the first time I heard "Movements," and then they took it up a notch with "Second Chanc...
»Shonlock Living In the Moment
I remember the first time I heard Shonlock perform some of his solo material. In the midst of a concert with his Diverse City band, tobyMac gave Shon...
»#34 - "Blessed Assurance"
In my humble opinion, hymns sometimes get neglected in churches today. While there is something to say about modern worship being written for today, ...
»#501 - "Fly on the Wall" by Thousand Foot Krutch
Ever since the first time I heard the album The End Is Where We Begin by Thousand Foot Krutch, I wanted to know more about the story behind the song ...
»#502 - "Endless Praise" by Planetshakers
One of the great new trends in worship music is to invite worshippers to dance before the Lord with a contemporary, exciting musical feel featuring e...
»BADCHRISTIAN, GREAT SAVIOR
Over the last couple of years we have been reading comments that people have made on our blog posts, and many folks are uncomfortable with letting lo...
»​Ten Albums That Turn Ten In 2014
We've all heard the phrase, "Time flies." And if you've ever raised children, those two words never become more relevant as you lit...
»#499 - "Write Your Story" by Francesca Battistelli
My testimony is that the biblical messages behind the songs I heard on the debut album by Jars of Clay in 1995 prompted me to seek out the biblical c...
»#500! - "Ready or Not" by Britt Nicole
Britt Nicole is one of my favorite female artists. She has an incredible heart for her ministry, is a wonderful role model for girls of all ages and ...
»Page CXVI Rhythms of Worship
For hundreds of years, Christians' worship was shaped by the liturgical calendar, a prescribed set of traditions, reflections and scriptural emph...
»Ageless TobyMac Talks DC Talk Reunion
The world of popular music, it seems, serves up an endless supply of things to stop you in your tracks and make you wonder where the time went. Two ...
»#497 - With Every Act of Love" by Jason Gray
Ever since I first heard "Blessed Be" by Jason Gray from his album All the Lovely Losers I was hooked by the emotional and biblical message...
»#498 - "Rooftops" by Joanna Beasley
Joanna Beasley released her debut album My World after advancing to the final 80 contestants on American Idol. Joanna's desire is to continue ser...
»#33 - "Shout to the Lord"
Some songs seem so overplayed in certain seasons of life and "Shout To The Lord" is one of those songs. When I was a new Christian, this po...
»Michael Ketterer's 'Wild' Side
It's been two-and-a-half years since United Pursuit Band's Michael Ketterer released Love/War/Solar System, a passionate, aggressive pop albu...
»God's on Broadway Finding the Gospel in the Musicals We Love
Seeing a Broadway musical is something fun the whole family can enjoy. But is there a show you can take your family to see that exalts Jesus and the ...
»#496 - "The Broken Beautiful" by Ellie Holcomb
Ellie is the daughter of legendary Christian music producer Brown Bannister, and she broke into the music scene when she was just five years old by s...
»#495 - "Good" by Dave Barnes
Singer songwriter Dave Barnes has consistently drawn me to his music, especially when I first heard his Grammy nominated love song (addressed to his ...
»#493 - "Do Something" by Matthew West
Matthew West's album, Into The Light, features 12 tracks inspired by 10,000 new letters submitted after West invited people to, once again, send ...
»Kutless Worship? Rock? Yes.
When a band's first priority is to declare God's glory through song, it doesn't worry too much about fitting into one particular genre of...
»#494 - "Great Are You Lord" by All Sons & Daughters
If you are looking for a fresh portion of Spirit-filled worship, then you need to check out Integrity Music worship leaders David Leonard and Leslie ...
»Thought-provoking "Political" Songs
Politics For some, it's a passionate topic that brings out a fire in them in the pursuit of "hope and change" or civil and constitution...
»#491 - "Come However You Are" by City Harbor
This debut self-titled album by new CCM duo City Harbor is sure to connect with all listeners who like catchy songs filled with truth and yearning fo...
»#492 - "King of My Heart" by Love & the Outcome
Husband and Wife duo, Jodi King and Chris Rademaker, make up the band Love & the Outcome. The debut self-titled album reflects their journey of havin...
»#32 - "The One You Need"
Before you start reading, I want to ask for your forgiveness for the mushy, lovey, self-indulgent nature of this post. Thanks. February is an incre...
»#489 - "All You've Ever Wanted" by Casting Crowns
Atlanta-based Casting Crowns has consistently delivered music that points believers back to what truly matters, and the band does so yet again with n...
»#490 - "Beautiful Day" by Jamie-Grace
Jamie Grace's latest song, "Beautiful Day," from her new album, Ready To Fly, is more than just a fun, catchy tune. Like David writin...
»#487 - "God of the Impossible" by Everfound
Everfound is made up of four brothers from Russia and is one of the most promising new bands that emerged in the past year. I've very quickly add...
»#488 - "How Sweet the Sound" by Citizen Way
Love is the Evidence is the debut album by Fair Trade Services' band, Citizen Way. The four-piece band is comprised of two sets of siblings Josh ...
»#31 - "Slow Down Time" by Jeremy Camp
Staring at this empty canvas Waiting for the next stroke of my life It seems to go by so fast I stare at the empty canvas, and when I make the next ...
»#485 - "Grace For All" by Holly Starr
It is always fun to watch a person develop, grow and express their God-given talents in their chosen field of ministry. I first heard Holly Starr...
»#486 - "Jesus Reigns" by New Life Worship
Known for their Church anthems "I Am Free," "Overcome," "Rescue," "Great I Am" and "My Savior Lives,...
»#30 - "Love is War"
I will fight to follow I will fight for love Throw my life forever To the triumph of the Son[...]
»The Remix Master Returns
A year ago, life was much quieter for David Thulin—both figuratively and literally. Sure, he was involved as a producer at 3 Studios with his b...
»The Best EPs of 2013
The term "EP" comes from the age of vinyl, when one could expect to play one song per record—that is, until the "extended play...
»#483 - "Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed" by Keith Getty
Anyone who has sung songs in their church over the past decade is most likely familiar with the modern hymn songwriting of Keith and Kristyn Getty. T...
»#484 - "Broken Hallelujah" by The Afters
The book of James has many inspirational words about trials. I find comfort in James 12-4 (NKJV) "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall in...
»The Best Christian Albums Of 2013
Every December since I started NRT back in 2002, I have faithfully made a list of albums that have impacted my year. I missed last year for the first...
»#29 - "O Holy Night"
O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining It is the night, of our dear Savior's birth It was just another Christmas, 19 years ago, headed to midn...
»Brian Campbell Journey of Destiny
In a short amount of time, worship artist Brian Campbell has seen the prophetic words spoken over his life start to come to fruition. On the weekends...
»#481 - "Emmanuel" by Love & the Outcome
The new band Love & The Outcome has had an exciting year. Husband-wife duo Jodi and Chris have been fixtures on the Christian radio chart for most of...
»#482 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Britt Nicole
Britt Nicole is one of my favorite female artists. She has an incredible heart for her ministry, is a wonderful role model for girls of all ages and ...
»#28 - "Glorious Ruins"
It was Tuesday, but not just any Tuesday. On this particular Tuesday I was doing my first interview with a recording artist. I had written the review...
»Doonby Finding Life's Purpose
Joseph Neil is the host of Christian Music Spotlight and recently sat down with Jenn Gotzon who stars in Doonby, available now on video-on-demand. Th...
»Artists Share Their Christmas Traditions
Have you ever started decorating your Christmas tree, took a sip of egg nog or made a snow angel and thought to yourself, "I wonder what my favo...
»#479 - "Behold the Savior" by Meredith Andrews
Meredith Andrews is my favorite female worship leader, and she has received acclaim for her premier singing and songwriting ability. She appears on t...
»#480 - "Hark the Herald/King of Heaven" by Paul Baloche
Best known for writing the worship classics "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "Hosanna (Praise is Rising)," "Above All" and ...
»Fading West The Movie and the Music
Alternative rock outfit Switchfoot has long been in the business of pushing the envelope. Often heralded as one of the most crucial trailblazers in ...
»Switchfoot Life on Display
It's one thing to pour your heart and soul into touring the world, making a record or making a film. But to do all three—and still be funct...
»#477 - "Light of the World" by Lauren Daigle
Centricity Music recently released its third Christmas project, Christmas Joy To The World, October 22. The eight-song album features Centricity Musi...
»#478 - "What a Glorious Night" by Sidewalk Prophets
I've been a fan of Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets since they emerged on the CCM scene with their hit songs "The Words I Would Say...
»Top 10 Christmas Songs of 2013
Here's a completely obvious fact that needs restating merely for introductory purposes of this article There's a TON of Christmas music out t...
»Jahaziel's 'Heads Up' Moments
Two and a half years after the release of his Still Livin' Mixtape, London, U.K.-based rapper Jahaziel released his first full-length album, Head...
»An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band
In October, shortly after I bought tickets to see the Gaither Vocal Band, it was announced that two members, Mark Lowry and Michael English, would be...
»Audrey Assad Pitfalls and Prosperity
Audrey Assad has captivated listeners with her artistry and emotionally stirring recordings. In 2010, she released her debut album, For Love of You, ...
»Kevin's Top 10 Albums of 2013
These past few years have featured the emergence of the female vocalist in music, with 2013 in particular boasting a plethora of powerhouse ladies si...
»#475 - "Baby Boy" by for KING & COUNTRY
Recently, Dove Award-winning New Artist of the Year for KING & COUNTRY released their first new music in almost two years, their Christmas album Into...
»#476 - "Just A Girl" by Brandon Heath
Brandon Heath released his first Christmas album, Christmas is Here, on October 15th. The album features "O Little Town Of Bethlehem," ...
»Citizens Local and Global
With plenty of creative, youthful energy from one of Seattle's most hipsteriffic neighborhoods, the University District, Mars Hill Church worship...
»All Things New In the Christmas Spirit
A lot of artists have to use a lot of imagination in order to record Christmas albums in the middle of the summer, but for BEC Recordings' band A...
»Harris III Delivers Illusion Like You've Never Seen Before
In the opening scenes of Entangled—the new movie staring classically trained master illusionist, Harris III as himself—the camera focuses...
»#473 - "Redemption" by JJ Heller
JJ Heller's newest album LOVED, released earlier this year on March 12th. JJ's soft voice and introspective lyrics first hit the spotlight in...
»#474 - "When You Think of Me" by Misty Edwards
Released March 19, Misty Edwards' full-length album Only a Shadow, captures a raw, fervently energetic, and live prophetic worship concert. Recor...
»Bellarive Seeking the Kingdom
Anointing is something that's difficult, really, to describe to someone who hasn't experienced it firsthand. At Creation Northwest 2013, ther...
»#27 - "Faith Like That"
As I alluded to in last week's edition of Life Beyond The Lyrics, I have been completing a study about the life of Elisha. The study was titled ...
»Kevin's Top 20 Songs of 2013
The year 2013 has been loaded with some of the highest quality songs and albums I've ever heard in Christian music. New songs from Holly Starr, Love ...
»Scott Stapp The Power of Grace
In the song "Dying to Live," the final track of his new solo album, Scott Stapp tells the story of how God used his own destructive choices...
»#26 - "Back to the Start"
For the past week or so I've been studying the life of Elisha. In 2 Kings 61-7 we read of when Elisha made an axe head float. God cared enough ab...
»#471 - "Slow Suicide" by Scott Stapp
There is a lot of truth throughout the song "Slow Suicide" by former Creed frontman Scott Stapp. He relates his story to each of us right f...
»#472 - "Pieces" by Meredith Andrews
Meredith Andrews' albums have received well-deserved acclaim for her premier songwriting and singing ability. Almost six years ago, Meredith...
»Winter Jam West The Strongest Yet?
When iconic CCM group Newsong held their first January Jam outreach concert back in 1995, no one saw it becoming the annual anomaly it is today. Afte...
»#469 - "The Rock Won't Move" by Vertical Church Band
The Rock Won't Move is the second full-length worship album by Vertical Church Band, available everywhere October 29. The band is a ministry for...
»#470 - "Rock of Ages" by Jimmy Needham
After four albums released on a record label, Jimmy Needham is now an independent artist who recently released The Hymns Sessions Vol. 1. The album f...
»Scott Stapp Proof of Life
From a worldly perspective, it's tough to beat the heights to which Scott Stapp, the unmistakable voice of rock band Creed, rose. Selling nearly ...
»#25 - "Instruments of Mercy"
It is a rare and rewarding experience when you download an album on release day, you listen to it on the commute to work, and instantly a song speaks...
»Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Back Home
Florida-born alternative rock band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has had quite the journey in its 10 years of existence. The band became something of a...
»#467 - "Rejoice" by Dustin Kensrue
I've long considered emotional alternative rock my overall favorite genre of music. Bands like Anberlin, The Fray, Foo Fighters and House of Heroes w...
»#468 - "Shine" by Christa Wells
Christa Wells is an amazing independent artist from Raleigh, North Carolina who recently released her newest album, Feed Your Soul. The album contain...
»Top 15 Worship Albums of 2013
This past year has featured some incredible new albums and songs by Christian artists. As a believer, one of my daily devotionals is to spend time wo...
»#24 - "When the Spirit of the Lord"
Worship. I've always been drawn in to "worship in spirit and in truth." When I first committed my life to God when I was 19, the easiest pa...
»for KING & COUNTRY Many Songs Yet Unwritten
It's been a roller coaster ride for the brothers of for KING & COUNTRY. Joel and Luke Smallbone have found themselves propelled to the forefront of t...
»#465 - "Everywhere" by Revolution Worship
Revolution Worship is a new music ministry in the style of Hillsong Young & Free, Soulfire Revolution and Jesus Culture, out of Christian Life Assemb...
»#466 - "Let it be Glory" by 33Miles
Let it be Glory is the fifth studio album by 33Miles, now available everywhere. The band is comprised of Chris Lockwood and Jason Barton, and they ha...
»#23 - In the Arms
As a father to three beautiful daughters, I have been blessed to be taught by them. I have been taught to braid hair, how to have a tea party, how to...
»The Need You (To See This Show) Now Tour
It's actually been quite a while since I've been to a major concert where all the artists on the ticket were artists I've never seen in concert befor...
»#464 - "I Can Just Be Me" by Laura Story
Laura Story has lived out an almost indescribable story of faith, grace and blessings. Her breakout song, "Blessings," came out of a challe...
»#463 - "Hurricane" by Natalie Grant
If there's one thing you can be sure of in contemporary Christian music, you can expect big emotive vocal moments from the Gospel Music Association's...
»Hawk Nelson Still Has It 'Made'
It's been six months since the newly reconfigured Hawk Nelson, with new lead singer Jonathan Steingard, released the critically acclaimed new record,...
»Everfound Carrying the Torch
For most of us, Christian music always has been accessible. Chances are, if you grew up in a Western democracy, it wasn't terribly difficult to find ...
»#22 - Clear the Stage
Editor's Note We're excited to add our worship and hip-hop reviewer, Mark Ryan, to this column started by Sarah Fine. While Sarah will continue to co...
»Righteous Vendetta Past, Present, Future
It's been quite the journey for the lads of Righteous Vendetta. From the halls of a Wyoming community college to sharing the stage with Skillet, RED ...
»#461 - "Insecurity" by Jason Dunn
It seems a lot can change in just a couple of years. I had previously spoken with Jason Dunn, founding member and former lead singer of Hawk Nelson, ...
»#462 - "Wake" by Hillsong Young & Free
Hillsong Young & Free is a new music ministry coming out of the youth of Australia's prolific songwriting church, Hillsong Church. The group, led by ...
»Ryan Stevenson Holding Nothing Back
It's hardly fair to call Ryan Stevenson a new artist. The pop/rock singer-songwriter has been crafting tunes for more than a decade, getting his star...
»Grace Unplugged The Prodigal Daughter
I credit the biblical messages of Christian music crossing over to mainstream music, in particular the debut Jars of Clay album, for leading me to Ch...
»Press Play Love In The Open
Synth-infused dance music has become the go-to variety of pop today, but that wasn't always the case. Before David Thulin became a remix master and C...
»Brian Johnson The Tides of Life
Just four years ago, the music coming out of Bethel Church in Redding, California, was intriguing. The church had experienced many profound moves of ...
»#459 - "#LITO (Love in the Open)" by Press Play
Many artists in the mainstream have had massive success with songs featuring the electronic dance music (EDM) style these past few years, reminding m...
»#460 - "Love Take Me Over" by Steven Curtis Chapman
Christian music's most celebrated artist Steven Curtis Chapman returns with his 18th studio album The Glorious Unfolding, available everywhere Octobe...
»Jason Walker Journey of Connection
In some senses, Jason Walker has just made his debut to the music world. With a soaring vocal line on the chorus of Audio Adrenaline's latest single,...
»#457 - "Wanted" by Dara Maclean
Following up her impressive major label debut, You Got My Attention, Fervent Records' Dara Maclean returns with Wanted, produced by Paul Mabury and a...
»#458 - "This is Amazing Grace" by Phil Wickham
I've long been a fan of Brit-rock bands like U2, Keane, Snow Patrol and others who make emotional alternative rock music, but don't always have edify...
»#455 - "While We're Young" by 1 Girl Nation
The mainstream music charts have been dominated by female secular artists who make the subject matter of their songs as edgy as possible to draw in l...
»#456 - "Glowing in the Dark" by Cloverton
The brand-new album by rock/worship band Cloverton, titled Patterns, is based on Romans 122 (NIV) "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, ...
»Switchfoot Soundtrack of Life
Surfing requires a sense of adventure, a hunger for adrenaline and a pronounced sense of balance. So does being in a rock and roll band. On more th...
»#453 - "Live With Abandon" by Newsboys
The landmark albums of the mid-1990s—Take Me To Your Leader by Newsboys, Bloom by Audio Adrenaline, Jesus Freak by dcTalk and Jars of Clay by J...
»#454 - "Chasing You" by Bethel Music
From my first listen, I was totally captivated by this studio album Tides by Bethel Music, a ministry of Bethel Church in Redding, California. I'm a ...
»Newsboys Ready, Set, Restart
It's a pretty big deal when one of the artists behind arguably the biggest Christian record of all time—dcTalk's Jesus Freak—says that he...
»#451 - "A City on a Hill" by The City Harmonic
"A City on a Hill" by The City Harmonic is the type of song I wish I was singing at my church, from their amazing new album Heart. No worsh...
»#452 - "I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry and I Love You" by Derek Webb
After 10 years as a founding member of the successful band Caedmon's Call, Derek Webb released his first solo album in 2003, She Must & Shall Go Free...
»Ashmont Hill Gets Out Of The Maze
Ashmont Hill is a CCM quartet with a big heart for God and making Him known. Hailing from a diverse inner city neighborhood in Boston, the group has ...
»#21 - He Is With Us
"We can trust our God, He knows what He's doing, though it might hurt now, we won't be ruined It might seem there's an ocean in between, but He'...
»The City Harmonic All Heart
When they released their debut album in 2011, Canadian worship/pop/rockers The City Harmonic brought their high-level Brit-rock sensibilities to the ...
»Steve Taylor The Perfect Foil
When Steve Taylor took the stage to kick off Creation Festival Northeast as the very first band, audiences probably made their conclusions about what...
»#449 - "He Is With Us" by Love & The Outcome
Hebrews 111 says, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." ...
»#450 - "Hope is What We Crave" by for KING & COUNTRY
Word Entertainment's for KING & COUNTRY released the CD/DVD, HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE LIVE which features nine live performances from for KING & COUNTRY...
»Rapture Ruckus Not in the 'In Crowd'
It's been nearly 10 years since Rapture Ruckus's dance beats, heavy synths, and bold declaration of faith, hope and love shocked New Zealand's Parach...
»#447 - "Revival" by Soulfire Revolution
Soulfire Revolution is from Bogota, Colombia. Their debut single, "Revival," features Jesus Culture's Kim Walker-Smith and is the first son...
»#448 - "All In (Apologize)" by Stellar Kart
Fans were introduced to this band with the anthem, "Life is good, eternal life is better." I first saw Stellar Kart in concert in 2005 open...
»Capital Kings Worship Remixed
More than seven months since Capital Kings released their debut self-titled album, and the dance-electronic duo is still in production mode. Increasi...
»#445 - "Enough" by Tricia
Tricia, known for being the energetic frontwoman of hit-making band Superchick, is back with her first solo pop album, Radiate, which is a collaborat...
»#446 - "Captured" by The Digital Age
Shortly after they unveiled their final, epic recording—Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C [The Happiest of All Keys])—the members of t...
»Love & The Outcome's Debut, Song-By-Song
In advance of their brand new, debut, self-titled album, Chris Rademaker and Jodi King of Love & The Outcome shared with NewReleaseTuesday the meanin...
»#443 - "This Same Love" by Joanna Beasley
Joanna Beasley has pure and strong vocals that remind me of Jaci Velasquez. She clearly loves our Lord and Savior Jesus with all of her heart and wan...
»#444 - "One Drop" by Plumb
Need You Now by Plumb is my favorite album this year. From the compelling lead single, "Need You Now (How Many Times), to the stirring "I D...
»Rend Collective Experiment A Joy Pursuit
When a crowd catches Rend Collective Experiment for the first time, the first few minutes are all about investigation. You can almost hear the though...
»Aaron Shust Chasing the Morning
It's one thing to sing about Jesus being the light in dark times from a removed place. It's quite another to sing of His goodness and His grace in th...
»Home Run Scores In All The Right Places
Like many boys, I grew up playing little league baseball. My father played baseball and coached my little league teams and he has been a very encoura...
»An excerpt from "Forgiveness" by Matthew West
I now have a mission I did not choose DUI presentations. On May 11, 2002, a twenty-four-year-old drunk driver, named Eric, killed one of my twins, ...
»#21 - Thirty Seconds to Hope
It's been a few months since our last The Sound Option column, and it took a rather extraordinary band to pull me out of my hiatus. As those who h...
»#441 - "Merciful God" by Hearts of Saints
I credit the biblical messages behind the songs in Christian music for leading me to Christ, starting with the debut album by Jars of Clay, for which...
»#442 - "Beautiful Love" by Shine Bright Baby
New BEC Recordings' band, Shine Bright Baby released their debut album Dreamers on July 23rd. I had the opportunity to meet the band in 2011 at Creat...
»#439 - "Lord, I Need You" by Matt Maher
Known for writing the church worship anthems "Your Grace is Enough," "I Will Rise" and "Christ is Risen," Matt Maher ha...
»#440 - "The Only Name" by Big Daddy Weave
The overarching story of Big Daddy Weave's latest album, Love Come to Life, is about how being His children changes everything about us as believers....
»Dreams Coming True for Shine Bright Baby
I first had the opportunity to get to know Shine Bright Baby in 2011, as these bright-faced youngsters from Ohio were making their big-stage debut at...
»"In Your Sight" -- An Acoustic House Concert
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, we were honored to host an acoustic house concert featuring Kerrie Roberts, and opening artist Chelsea Musick for a night ...
»Skillet Takes Walmart Soundcheck's Stage
Few rock groups could boast such an unquestionably far-reaching impact as Skillet. After a relatively quiet opening decade to their career, the four ...
»#437 - "Never Beyond Repair" by Everfound
Word Entertainment's new band Everfound is one of my favorite new artists of the past several years. I grew up listening to "new wave" alte...
»#438 - "God of Brilliant Lights" by Aaron Shust
Centricity Music's Aaron Shust has returned with his fifth album, Morning Rises. The singer of hit songs "My Savior My God", "To God A...
»Five Questions with Tony Tillman
Tony Tillman's name may not be familiar to you, but he's been around the block. Known previously as Brothatone, the name change has spiritual signifi...
»#435 - "American Noise" by Skillet
Skillet is one of the best Christian rock band success stories of the past decade in my opinion. From the self-titled debut album in 1996 until now, ...
»#436 - "The Becoming" by Jenny Simmons
When Addison Road's lead singer and founding member, Jenny Simmons, saw her band come to an amicable end, she was impacted more profoundly than she a...
»Dre Murray's Gold Standard
Dre Murray dropped the "W.L.A.K." album with his cohorts Swoope, Alex Faith and Christon Gray. It was met with very positive reviews for th...
»Road To Redemption
Remember the metaphor we used way back at the beginning of the book? Parenting can be a lot like taking a long road trip. As moms and dads, we're try...
»10 Things Every Christian Music Fan Should Do
Christian music fans come in all varieties. On one side of the spectrum, you have the casual listener who can recognize the major artists and big rad...
»Top 5 Songs for July 4, 2013
Every Fourth of July, Americans gather together not only to watch pretty explosions in the sky and eat barbecue, but to celebrate the nation's birthd...
»#433 - "Where I Belong" by Switchfoot
I've enjoyed Switchfoot since New Way To Be Human released in 1999, and their most recent albums Hello Hurricane and Vice Verses truly bring a great ...
»#434 - "Nothing Is Wasted" by Jason Gray
If you like songs with strong messages that cut right to your heart, then you should really enjoy A Way to See in the Dark by Jason Gray. Following u...
»Joel Houston's Zion, Part 2 of 2
The origin story of Hillsong UNITED is a simple one, really. Joel Houston—son of the church's senior pastors—and his buddies were worship...
»#431 - "Remember Me" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Here's a great quote "I have been through many terrible things in my life, some of which have actually happened to me." – Mark Twain ...
»#432 - "We Fall Apart" by We As Human
There is a lot of great biblical truth throughout this song. As We As Human challenges us, "The world is dark but all it takes is your love to s...
»#429 - "Safe" by Yancy
If as Christians, we aren't living our lives rooted in the Word of God, then our foundation is on sinking sand instead of the Rock of Jesus Christ, o...
»#430 - "Middle of Your Heart" by for KING & COUNTRY
NewReleaseTuesday.com and Grand Canyon University's inaugural WE LOVE Christian Music Awards kicked off honoring Australian natives for KING & COUNTR...
»Joel Houston's Zion, Part 1 of 2
I'll never forget when I discovered Hillsong UNITED, or, as they were called back then "United Live." My girlfriend (now wife) had picked u...
»#427 - "In Your Sight" by Kerrie Roberts
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world...
»#428 - "Build Your Kingdom Here" by Rend Collective
I grew up without a personal relationship with Jesus and only listened to mainstream music. When Ireland's alternative rock band U2 released The Josh...
»Aaron Gillespie Life in Transition
Change has been the name of the game for multifaceted musician Aaron Gillespie. It's been several years since he departed Underoath—the band th...
»Six Questions with Json
Json has been rapping and ministering for some time now. He is back with his uniquely titled album, Braille. He shares with NRT about the new album, ...
»Little Red Wagon Shows That Anybody Can Make A Difference
Little Red Wagon is a small little indie film that you probably haven't heard of unless you happened to have stumbled upon it at your local Walma...
»Becoming Isaac Deitz, Music Video Director Part 4
Chances are, you haven't yet heard of Isaac Deitz. He hasn't released an album. He doesn't have a record deal or an EP, and isn't even a one-hit wond...
»#425 - "Starts With Me" by Tim Timmons
Jesus assures us in Matthew 633-34 to "seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." A...
»#426 - "Through My Father's Eyes" by Holly Starr
Being a father of three young daughters, I was immediately drawn to the strong message of Holly Starr's latest song, "Through My Father's Eyes,...
»Becoming Isaac Deitz, Music Video Director Part 3
Chances are, you haven't yet heard of Isaac Deitz. He hasn't released an album. He doesn't have a record deal or an EP, and isn't even a one-hit wond...
»#107 - Off The Beaten Path
It was a week of every day adventures off the road in the Christian music twitterverse, balanced by a healthy dose of news on new tunes and a few une...
»Putting On Christ Worship and Fashion with B. Haley
The name Brian Haley—or his pseudonym, "B. Haley"—might not ring a bell with the average Christian music fan, but chances are, ...
»#423 - "Loved" by JJ Heller
Love has often been a theme of JJ Heller's songs, whether it's the love of children, the love of her husband, David, or her love of Jesus. And in her...
»#424 - "Strong God" by Meredith Andrews
Just take a look at the song titles of Meredith Andrews' latest record, Worth It All, and you'll see a faith journey that's simultaneously introspect...
»Refueling The Rocket Summer
Between conducting an interview with yours truly and playing a memorable set in Portland, Bryce Avary did a little exploring. As he walked down the h...
»#106 - Handiwork
Whether in work around the house, in the shop, or adventures in the grocery store, this week saw quite a few musicians branching out and employing an...
»The Maker's Heart A Night with Bebo Norman
Bebo Norman was an independent artist before that tag was even cool, playing coffeehouse shows, selling CDs out of his trunk and then online. As the ...
»#421 - "Called Me Higher" by All Sons & Daughters
Following four critically acclaimed projects, the Franklin, Tenn.-based worship duo All Sons & Daughters released its first live, full-length recordi...
»#422 - "Slip On By" by Finding Favour
We are all a work in progress. Have faith and let God "work all things together for good." Spend time with God and let Him redeem and resto...
»Clean - A Proven Plan For Men Committed To Sexual Integrity
Most of us don't want to be that warrior not using his God given weapons. You, I hope, want to be a man who not only keeps himself clean but also pro...
»#419 - "That's How You Forgive" by Shane & Shane
God's forgiveness is an amazing gift. The problem is that our logic gets in the way. The literal meaning of the Hebrew word bless is "to kneel....
»#420 - "Don't Try So Hard" by Amy Grant
I've been listening to Amy Grant for over 25 years as I first heard "El-Shaddai," "Thy Word" and "Tennessee Christmas...
»#105 - Fashion Phases
This week held a set of acoustic arrangements, songwriting adventures, music video shoots... and some fashion discussions. Catch up on the assorted a...
»Becoming Isaac Deitz, Music Video Director Part 2
Chances are, you haven't yet heard of Isaac Deitz. He hasn't released an album. He doesn't have a record deal or an EP, and isn't even a one-hit wond...
»Young Chozen Focused on the Big Picture
Young Chozen (a.k.a. Blake Young) is a U.S.-born rapper currently living in Australia. Infiltrating a place where there is much resistance to the Gos...
»#417 - "A Heart Like Your Own" by Steve Hare
Being a Christian isn't just keeping Jesus to ourselves, it's also about finishing the race that God has set out for each of us in our walks. Look at...
»#418 - "Beautiful" by Plumb
With chart-topping hits across multiple genres over the course of her career, Plumb presents yet again another brilliant studio collection. Titled Ne...
»#104 - Let It Slide
As winter tours wrap up and summer festivals ramp up, artists are busy sharing their thoughts, pranks, and plans from the studio and the stage-- both...
»Among Friends A Night with Jenny Simmons
We were blessed to host Jenny Simmons (formerly of Addison Road) and her band mates for a house concert on my back patio on April 23, 2013. They cons...
»Steve Hare A Steve of All Trades
When you listen to Steve Hare's debut DREAM Records album, Heart Like Your Own, what you'll hear are a baker's dozen worth of uplifting. danceable, s...
»A Remixer's Perspective Reconstruction
Dream Records sat down with Christian EDM (electronic dance music) artist David Thulin as he shares with us the meaning behind each of the songs from...
»Carlos Whittaker New Sounds, Same Heart
You just can't pin down Carlos Whittaker--musically, geographically, vocationally, you name it. As a self-described experience architect, Whittaker b...
»#415 - "Restore" by Chris August
Chris August has seen the upside and the down in the past, and is better for it. Setting out to write and produce his sophomore record was a challeng...
»#416 - "Shine Like the Stars" by Misty Edwards
Only a Shadow captures Misty Edwards and team in a raw, fervently energetic, live prophetic worship concert. Recorded with Onething Conference goers,...
»#103 - Secret Weapons
This week many artists shared some secrets of the trade, whether in terms of inspiration or backstage mishaps. Catch up on this week's dose of Christ...
»Back to the Start for Martin Smith
Even though the band has been inactive for half a decade, Delirious? remains one of the most influential worship bands of all time, as the defacto fo...
»The Jellyrox Synthetic Sounds for Real Life
The Jellyrox is easily one of the most underrated acts in Christian music. One-man band Matt Langston (of Eleventyseven fame) tweaks knobs and bangs ...
»#413 - "New Man" by All Things New
A band of fresh-faced 21-year-olds may not be the average person's most obvious source for life wisdom and spiritual depth, but the risk is worth the...
»#414 - "Should've Been Me" by Citizen Way
New Fair Trade Services act Citizen Way have much to show in their debut release, Love Is The Evidence out on April 23. The four-piece band is compri...
»#102 - Camel Smooch
This week brought a heavy dose of advice from artists on subjects ranging from music to cooking, in addition to documenting dcTalk covers sung for ca...
»The Ticker Goodbye George Beverly Shea
If teachers teach, drivers drive and ushers ush, then obviously the ticker ticks--but not the kind of ticks that'll give you lyme disease. These are ...
»#101 - Carry On
Whether carrying on with their work in the studio, on the stage, or more literally carrying causes and babies, it was a busy week in the Christian mu...
»#411 - "Lights Out" by Silverline
Music is a powerful thing. It has the ability to affect people's attitudes, to alter their thinking and even influence their lifestyles. There is no ...
»#412 - "Every Good Thing" by The Afters
The only true alchemy in this world occurs when trials turn to gold--the debris and heartbreak of life transformed and polished into shining beauty b...
»Becoming Isaac Deitz, Music Video Director Part 1
Chances are, you haven't yet heard of Isaac Deitz. He hasn't released an album. He doesn't have a record deal or an EP, and isn't even a one-hit wond...
»The Ticker Baby Rawk Fist
You know when you've just eaten lunch, and you think you're full, but then you smell some delicious, warm, freshly baked bread wafting through the ro...
»Silverline's Lights Out, Song-By-Song
Dream Records sat down with Silverline lead singer Ryan Edberg and guitarist Steve Adams as they shared with us the meaning behind each of the songs ...
»#409 - "Carry Me" by Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and storyteller with chart-topping hits and numerous industry awards. Now with Carry Me, his...
»#410 - "Words" by Hawk Nelson
In many ways, Hawk Nelson's sixth studio album, Made, reflects the journey the band has been on since Crazy Love released in 2011. Since then, the ba...
»#100! - Share the Stage
Editor's Note This week marks the 100th edition of Mary Burklin's Christian Music Tweets column! We've really enjoyed learning about the news, the re...
»The Ticker Bebo to Retire
Some people use the word "ticker" to refer to their hearts. True to form, this week's Ticker has plenty of heart, as we get lots of news ab...
»Miracles Abound A Night with Third Day & Friends
Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band Third Day hit the road again this spring to headline The Miracle Tour, a 45-city trek featuring American Ido...
»#407 - "Pursuit" by Jesus Culture
Jesus Culture worship was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to transform society by bringing...
»#408 - "Scandal of Grace" by Hillsong United
Though the music of Sydney, Australia's Hillsong Church has impacted the global Church for over a decade, it has only been in recent years that the t...
»#99 - Style Tips
This week artists were busy with reflecting on Easter weekend, creating some new tunes in the studio, and in a few cases even trying their hand at (a...
»#8127 - "Into the Night" by 4HIM
Since 4HIM's formation in 1989, their harmonic convergence--the likes of which hadn't been heard in Christian music since the Imperials took audience...
»The Ticker Tedashii Needs You
Plenty is happening in the Church this Easter week, and that definitely includes the Christian artists, writers and fashionistas among us. Here's wha...
»Sanctified A Night with Sanctus Real
I was excited to see Centricity Music's new breakout band, Unspoken, who joined Sanctus Real on the Promises Tour which also featured JJ Heller and B...
»Jeremy Camp Reckless Abandon - Part 2 of 2
Jeremy Camp's seventh recorded studio album Reckless needs a warning sign NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. For the listener, there's a definite possibilty...
»#405 - "Still Believe" by Kim Walker-Smith
Kim Walker-Smith is a joyful, radical lover of Jesus! She lives to worship Him with every ounce of her being. One of the greatest desires of her hear...
»#406 - "Made Alive" by Citizens
Since its humble beginnings in 1996, Mars Hill has been committed to the philosophy that each local Mars Hill Church would engage the culture in its ...
»An Easter Week Soundtrack
We're entering the biggest week of the year for the worldwide Christian church--Easter week. In liturgical tradition, it's called Holy Week, with eac...
»#98 - Teamwork
This week saw a few albums released full of collabs and cameos. Meanwhile, The Afters' Josh Havens helped train a friend new to the frontman business...
»#403 - "Near" by Jason Crabb
Few artists on today's musical landscape possess Jason Crabb's ability to move effortlessly from one musical style to another, erasing boundaries bet...
»The Ticker A 'Passion' Sequel?
Wait... shhh! Do you hear that? Yeah, that's the ticker, clicking you into the news from the Christian music and entertainment world from the past we...
»#404 - "God of the Universe" by VOTA
Love Found Me marks Lincoln, Nebraska-based band VOTA's first new studio recording in five years. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning Nathan Dantzl...
»Jeremy Camp Reckless Abandon - Part 1 of 2
Jeremy Camp's unique brand of rock and progressive pop was born out of a faith that has been tested. Praising God despite recent personal loss, Camp ...
»#97 - What's New?
It was a week packed full of new albums, new music videos... and even some new hair color. As always, if you'd like to keep tabs on over 1,200 Chris...
»#401 - "Kings & Queens" by Audio Adrenaline
They said "Adios," but Audio Adrenaline is back. The newly crowned winners of THE WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS "Comeback Award,...
»#402 - "Battery" by V. Rose
Clear Sight Music artist V. Rose, shares her excitement regarding her new EP, The Electro-Pop Deluxe, which released Feb. 25. She explains, After tra...
»#96 - Side Effects
The daily norm of the music business has its fair share of side effects-- whether in the form of blocking out some stained glass windows or excessive...
»The Ticker Aussies and Analog
From Aussies to analog recordings, here's a snippet of what's happening in the world of Christian music. 1211 at SXSW Gateway Church's latest worsh...
»In Jesus' Name We Play
Active Faith is an organization that may be relatively new to the masses. It is a Christian apparel company headed by former basketball player Lanny ...
»#399 - "Strangely Dim" by Francesca Battistelli
RIAA Certified Gold selling, GMA Dove Awards "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, has r...
»#400! - "Who You Are" by JJ Heller
I am a longtime fan of Christian music, an avid music collector and I credit the biblical message of Christian music for leading to my own personal s...
»#95 - Rock and Rolling
The rock and roll lifestyle comes with its own set of perks and challenges, and the height of all the major Spring tours is the perfect time to docum...
»The King is Still on the Throne
My mom sent me a text the other day with a lyric idea "return to your strongholds, oh, you prisoners of hope," written by the prophet Zecha...
»#94 - Memory Making
Whether in the form of participating in another Harlem Shake video or celebrating some firsts for their kids, this was a week of memory making in the...
»#397 - "I Don't Deserve You" by Plumb
With chart-topping hits across multiple genres over the course of her career, Plumb presents yet again another brilliant studio collection. Titled Ne...
»#398 - "Help Me Find It" by Sidewalk Prophets
Sidewalk Prophets initially made a name for themselves at Indiana's Anderson University, where front men and main songwriters Dave Frey and Ben McDon...
»Manafest Presence
Since 2001, Manafest (real name Chris Greenwood) has battled his way into the business—playing a thousand shows in nine countries, winning an a...
»#93 - Biggest Fan
Spring tours like The Rock & Worship Roadshow and WinterJam are both well underway, complete with plenty of documentation via Twitter and Instagram. ...
»#395 - "Magnified" by Christine D'Clario
Integrity Music announces the much-anticipated global release of Deeper, the first English language album from beloved Latin-American worship leader ...
»#396 - "Breathing Room" by Julie Elias
In looking at Julie Elias' multi-faceted career in the arts, it's clear that the Lord has her on a journey and He's continuing to mold her for His gl...
»Grace on Display A Night with Jason Gray
Jason Gray blessed my church, Calvary Chapel of Quakertown, Penn. with an acoustic night of worship on Saturday, February, 9, 2013. He was looking fo...
»#92 - Snow Place Like the Road
Winter weather added another dimension to touring this week as bands trekked cross country to bring the rock. Meanwhile, this week saw a lot of video...
»Je'Kob Still Has Plenty to Say
"Souljahz don't quit Souljahz don't stop We're the real hip-hop," rapped Je'Kob Washington in 1999, when he was part of the pop/hip-hop gro...
»#393 - "Reckless" by Jeremy Camp
To say BEC Recordings' artist Jeremy Camp is keeping busy is an understatement. Not only is he releasing his highly anticipated new studio project, R...
»#394 - "Radiant You" by Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam
Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam, a worship leader and songwriter from Houston, Texas released her highly-anticipated debut album, Radiant You on September 18...
»Made to Shine Songs of Love & Identity
I've been married for 18 years and I have three young daughters, and perhaps those relationships have made me notice more than ever the number of son...
»I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp
Faith and family. Looking back, it is fitting that my healing in the aftermath of Melissa's passing began to take place back in my parents' home in L...
»#91 - On the Flip Side
Though several major tours are well underway, for the artists off the road there is plenty happening as well in the form of video releases, studio ad...
»#391 - "Let Hope In" by Daniel Bashta
The highly anticipated sophomore album from critically acclaimed songwriter/artist/missionary Daniel Bashta, The Invisible, releases Feb. 5 from Inte...
»#392 - "Heaven Waits for Me" by Jenny Simmons
Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Jenny Simmons, who helmed the Dove Award-nominated band Addison Road, unveils her debut solo album The Bec...
»Clothed In Love
I met my neighbors yesterday for the very first time and realized something shocking about myself; I am a terrible neighbor. It had been over six mon...
»Will Retherford's Long Walk
Will Retherford is breathing a refreshing breath of singer/songwriter sensibility and folk vibe into his worship tunes. The artist creates songs that...
»#90 - Skip the Country
Whether for Parachute Festival in New Zealand, in the Middle East to play for troops, or visiting our northern neighbors in Canada for a conference, ...
»#389 - "You Are" by Colton Dixon
Colton Dixon's seventh place finish on Season 11 of American Idol was one of the most shocking Idol cuts of all time. Before that jaw-dropping night,...
»#390 - "You'll Never Be Alone" by Capital Kings
There's no denying much of today's music has the power to move the masses physically. Inventive beats and hooky choruses are the currency of the day....
»#388 - "All I Really Want" by Adam Cappa
Twenty-five year old new BEC Recordings artist Adam Cappa first met fellow Indiana native Jeremy Camp through a mutual friend. The chart-topping rock...
»#387 - "Not For A Moment (After All)" by Meredith Andrews
The latest single from Word Worship's passionate and powerful vocalist, Meredith Andrews, is the powerful and profound "Not For A Moment (After ...
»#89 - Let the Sparks Fly
With the new year's new tours and new releases well underway, there is a lot of room for good times--on the road, on stage, and on the set of music v...
»Early 2013 Music Preview
So you've put away the Christmas tunes for the next 11 months. We all know how miserable that can feel. It's that depressing, seemingly long stretch ...
»Talented Sho
Sho Baraka has released his Talented Tenth album and it has garnered much conversation, praise and its share of controversy. Sho talks to NRT's Dwayn...
»iBelieve Six Questions With Nathan Kress
Many of the youth who frequent NRT have seen and watched Nathan Kress as Freddie on Nickelodeon's iCarly. For those who don't know, iCarly was an ...
»#385 - "Only A Mountain" by Jason Castro
"I've heard it said that music is the language of the soul," says internationally-renowned recording artist Jason Castro. "I think it'...
»#386 - "Unraveling" by Shelly Moore
With the release of her fourth studio album, Unraveling, North Carolina native Shelly Moore offers an achingly hopeful collection of songs that displ...
»#88 - Making Noise
As artists continue to get back into the saddle post-holidays, they're still making time for fun-- whether it be in the form of celebrity sighting, h...
»Facing the Truth
I went to the doctor yesterday for the first time in years. That doesn't mean I haven't been sick; it means I'm the kind of stubborn fool who doesn't...
»#87 - In With the New
The new year brought comments and reflections from artists on the past year, but also quite a few tweets looking ahead. Meanwhile, the year kicked of...
»#383 - "Rest in the Hope" by Karyn Williams
With an exuberant personality, strong vocals and superb songwriting skills, it's with eager anticipation that the music industry is waiting for Karyn...
»#384 - "Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)" by Chris Tomlin
The new album from Grammy Award winning worship leader Chris Tomlin, titled Burning Lights, released on January 8, 2013 and features guest appearance...
»#20 - A-Muse-ing Hope
Not all the new music out there is synthesized pop and dance music, y'know. And it's not just hard rock, dubstep or hip-hop, either. There's still a ...
»Appreciating the Old in the New Year
To know where you're going you must know where you came from. That quote gets credited to everyone from Cicero to Buddha to Will Smith to Yoda. ...
»Fatherless Chapter 1 by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner
August 17, 2041 Antonio I didn't expect the person killing me to yawn in boredom. The small print under her name, Hannah, reads transition specia...
»Gonna Be A Gray Christmas
It takes a very special gift to meld internal revelation with eternal truth and create songs that strike a universal chord with both enlightened scho...
»A Renewed Joy With Lincoln Brewster
Joy To The World, the first Christmas collection from celebrated worship leader Lincoln Brewster, is one of the most anticipated holiday releases in ...
»Francesca's Marshmallow World
Francesca Battistelli's 11-track album, Christmas, produced by Ian Eskelin, is comprised of both classics and some newly-penned Christmas tunes. I ...
»Jeremy's Home For Christmas
Jeremy Camp has recently sprung up to be one of Christmas music's top artists. Celebrating ten years of music and ministry, 32 No. 1 hits, as well as...
»Christmas Is For This Moment
Christmas is for children, many people say. And they're right. After all, it was the arrival of an infant that brought about the whole thing, anyway....
»#86 - Rock Em Sock Em
This week quite a few artists shared glimpses of their lives of traveling, including tips for surviving security and keeping your gear together. Arti...
»#381 - "Bethlehem Skies" by Dara Maclean
The title track from Dara Maclean's EP, Bethlehem Skies, features Dave Barnes, who also co-wrote the song. "This song nearly poured out and beg...
»#382 - "When Hope Came Down" by Kari Jobe
After being established as one of the industry's premier worship leaders with her Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut, Kari Jobe continues to serve...
»Lecrae Defies Gravity
Lecrae's skill with channeling the hip hop flow into gospel truths along with his go hard attitude has earned him a place at the forefront of the Chr...
»#85 - Christmas Collaborations
Now that Thanksgiving is a wrap, the Christmas festivities are in full swing, complete with Christmas tours, candy canes, and some great collaborativ...
»#380 - "Heaven Everywhere" by Francesca Battistelli
Fervent Records' GRAMMY-nominated artist and multiple Dove Award-winner Francesca Battistelli recently released her first solo Christmas album, Chris...
»#379 - "Beautiful Miracle" by The Sonflowerz
British-American sister duo The Sonflowerz began in 1999 when then-14-year-old Elissa Leander began writing original worship songs. Encouraged by her...
»#19 - Christmas Songs
It's Christmastime, and there are a ton of options out there when it comes to festive holiday music. Truly, as many styles of music exist are variati...
»Timothy Brindle Returns With A Message Of Restoration
Timothy Brindle is breathing a refreshing breath of solid teaching into his hip hop tunes, drawing on a rich theological background. The artist start...
»Top 10 Christmas Playlist
I love Christmastime for many reasons, but one of them has to be the songs. It's awesome to have special songs just for this season songs that point ...
»#377 - "Shout For Joy" by Lincoln Brewster
Joy To The World, the first Christmas collection from celebrated worship leader Lincoln Brewster, released this October as one of the most anticipate...
»#378 - "Christmas Is Coming" by Jason Gray
Never expect the normal standard from the talented Jason Gray, as his first Christmas project presents a deeper story celebrating the birth of Christ...
»Matthew West Stories And Songs
Matthew West's career was already an impressive story of victory. The artist worked his way into a record deal and radio play armed with solid songwr...
»Remedy Drive Resuscitates Their Art
Two years ago, Remedy Drive faced what may have been for many bands an impossible obstacle— the band of four brothers became a band of one as t...
»An Evening With Owl City Burning Bright
Owl City's meteoric rise to fame in both the mainstream pop and Christian formats has demanded a rigorous touring schedule of the techno pop artist, ...
»Music With A Mission Tour - New Albany, IN
The Music With a Mission tour began last year as an initiative to connect bands who wanted to use their music to fuel the work of established chariti...
»#375 - "I Will Find You" by Jimmy Needham & Lecrae
After three critically acclaimed and well-received albums, Jimmy Needham paired with award-winning producer Ed Cash for his most compelling and vulne...
»#376 - "Perfectly You" by Chelsea Musick
Authentic and positive, Chelsea Musick is a Country-Christian artist and speaker. She believes and promotes a positive message and sound within her m...
»#84 - Screen Time
It would seem that it is the season for world travel... and filming. Several artists shared their adventures from world traveling this week in additi...
»Top 10 Traditional Christmas Songs
This year, more than ever, I have been savoring an overwhelming number of new Christmas albums released by Christian artists, and I have enjoyed sing...
»"Me Too!" Taking Christmas Personally
Michael Card—one of my heroes and one of the most biblically astute songwriters I know—once told me that when we start finishing the bibl...
»MercyMe Finds Healing
From the release of their smash hit I Can Only Imagine, MercyMe has been established as one of the most recognizable and well-loved voices on Christi...
»Page CXVI Rethinks Our Hymns
Colorado natives in Page CXVI have stated their mission to make hymns widely accessible again, and they have pursued that goal with creativity and pa...
»#373 - "Beauty in the Broken" by Hyland
Comprised of frontman Jon Lewis, guitarist Mitch Hansen, keyboardist Ben Early and drummer Steve Weigel, Hyland serves up eclectic anthems reminiscen...
»#374 - "Draw The Line" by Disciple
Following their successful 2010 release, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, Fair Trade Services band Disciple is ready to make some noise once again with the...
»#83 - Around the World
This week quite a few artists were out and about, seeing the world and providing good music across the globe. Others were documenting their daily adv...
»#82 - Costume Party
Whether you choose to trick-or-treat or attend harvest parties, October 31st is a great opportunity to bring the costumes out of the closet--an oppor...
»Top 10 Albums of 2012
In my opinion, there have been several "best" albums released in 2012 by both new and established artists. I am thrilled with the quality o...
»#371 - "Need You Now (How Many Times)" by Plumb
Plumb is made up of Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, who was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Atlanta, singing in church and school. At 19, she began working...
»#372 - "View from the Top" by The Wrecking
For 5,000 years, everywhere on the globe, "slavery was as accepted as birth and marriage and death," writes Eric Metaxas in his book Amazin...
»Group 1 Crew Fearlessly Moves Forward
Group 1 Crew has created sparks with their upbeat, accessible hip hop-styled tunes over the past five years, creating a career that burst into flame ...
»Hillsong Live Corners The Worship Movement
Over the past two decades, music from Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia has been one of the most consistent voices in the worship of the worldwide...
»KB Weighs Glory
KB is one of the new voices in the Christian hip hop movement, a revolution that is growing increasingly louder. His music began as a ministry to the...
»Lovelite Redefines Worship
Lovelite is out to redefine the conventions of what constitutes worship music, infusing their theologically vibrant songs with an electronic euro-pop...
»All Things Are Possible For Mark Schultz
Although Mark Schultz hasn't released new music in a few years, he certainly hasn't been idle. Between a cross country bike tour, the birth of his so...
»Ian Yates Delivers 'Good News'
Irish worship artist Ian Yates has a passion for spreading the good news through his country and beyond with alternative rock vibe that will connect ...
»Bellarive's Heartbeat
Bellarive is a band that seeks to create music hosting the conversation about what it looks like to be humans interrupted by and encountering the pre...
»#369 - "Feel Alive" by Satellites & Sirens
Satellites & Sirens are back with Frequency, my top alternative rock album of last year from both the Christian and mainstream music markets--and one...
»#370 - "Image of God" by Christa Wells & Nicole Witt
When Christian singer-songwriters Christa Wells & Nicole Witt create together, songs are born that reflect both art and faith with integrity. When th...
»Nominations for the 2013 Dove Awards
There's been some online discussion about the best of 2012 already, especially as the nomination period for the 2013 Dove Awards comes to a close. Th...
»#81 - Overstressed
Rock and roll can be a stressful occupation-- resulting in some necessary measures to prevent illness and premature aging. The week also held some si...
»JL Living in the City of Hope
Hiphop artist Jordan Lara (known as JL) has spent the past seven years building a career by writing, recording, and performing in a variety of settin...
»#367 - "As For Me" by FFH
With career sales now exceeding two million albums, celebrated pop group FFH has released its first worship record, The Way We Worship. The project f...
»#368 - "The Broken" by Bebo Norman
Throughout his 17 years as an artist, Bebo Norman has been applauded for laying it all on the table with his lyrical transparency and musical vulnera...
»#80 - Let the Good Times Roll
There's always a good time to be found on the road, whether it be in the form of creativity or pranking fellow artist friends. Catch up on all the la...
»Luminate Welcomes the Daylight
Creating the follow-up to a successful debut album can serve up some choppy waters to navigate, but it's a storm Texas natives Luminate are more than...
»A Night with Jessa Anderson
Drawing from an influential pool of strong female songwriters such as Sara Groves, Nichole Nordeman and Ginny Owens, Jessa Anderson's music reflects ...
»#365 - "Undivided Focus" by Heather Clark
Jesus Culture Music introduces British Columbia-based worship leader and songwriter Heather Clark with Overcome, an 11-track, live recording. Known f...
»#366 - "This Is Not The End" by Gungor
For their third major release, Gungor composed a concept album called Ghosts Upon The Earth that celebrates the beauty of life even in the midst of d...
»#79 - Observations
This week Christian artists shared their observations on social interactions, some public service announcements, and some glimpses into their everyda...
»The Museum Seeks Their Only Rescue
The Museum hit the ground running in 2010 with their BEC debut Let Love Win, featuring the successful radio single, My Help Comes From the Lord. Afte...
»#78 - Living Dangerously
Whether it was on stage with unusual instruments or in the kitchen, this week Christian artists throughout the twitterverse were living on the edge. ...
»#362 - "God My Rock" by Brenton Brown
Renowned modern worship songwriter/artist Brenton Brown releases his fourth full-length album, God My Rock, Oct. 2 from Integrity, with distribution ...
»#363 - "Don't Have Love" by Holly Starr
Holly Starr--singer, songwriter, and touring artist--released her third studio project, Focus, on Oct. 2. Focus was produced by Chris Stevens (TobyMa...
»#364 - "Come To Me" by Kyle Sherman
Owners of the Texas Rangers, Bob and Janice Simpson, unleash their latest venture RayLynn Records, a new Christian music label for emerging performer...
»Chris August Explores The Upside Of Down
Chris August has definitely earned the right to sing about the upside of being down this year. This April the singer/songwriter was in a serious ska...
»#77 - The Climb
This was a busy week in the Christian music Twitterverse, full of anticipation of upcoming events, albums, and tours, plus some adventures on the roa...
»Ginny and Andrew on Hymns and Modern Worship - Part 2
Recently, NRT Associate Editor Lauren Kleist had the opportunity to talk with singer/songwriter Andrew Greer and Dove Award-winning songwriter Ginny ...
»A Night of Joy Indeed
Celebrated annually each fall since 1982, Night of Joy brings spirited and soulful entertainment to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park in O...
»#360 - "Oh How I Need You" by All Sons & Daughters
One of my favorite new worship artists is All Sons & Daughters. The story of All Sons & Daughters began with artist David Leonard wanting to spend le...
»#361 - "Forgiveness" by Matthew West
With two GRAMMY® nominations, a Primetime Emmy® nod, a sold-out arena tour and a Billboard Music Award nomination, 2012 has been quite a year...
»Ginny and Andrew on Hymns and Modern Worship - Part 1
Recently, NRT Associate Editor Lauren Kleist had the opportunity to talk with singer/songwriter Andrew Greer and Dove Award-winning songwriter Ginny ...
»#76 - Crashing the Party
This week the Christian music twitterverse documented the usual (and unusual) adventures on the road, at the gym, and on the stage. The usual banter ...
»#358 - "Come To Me" by Jamie-Grace
GRAMMY® Nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace is riding a wave of acclaim, popularity and radio success that now finds her de...
»#359 - "Yours Forever" by Dara Maclean
Musical depth and Christian joy have rarely come together as compellingly as they do in the music of Dara Maclean. Hers is a joyful mix of pop idioms...
»An Epic, No Less Shines The Mercy Light
An Epic, No Less may be one of the more aptly named bands currently producing music. Between the richly layered electronic soundscape and the intense...
»Top 10 Worship Albums of 2012
This past year has featured some incredible new worship albums and songs by Christian artists. As a believer, one of my daily devotionals is to spend...
»#357 - "Better than Life" by Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive, a high-energy rock band from Nashville, has David Zach on lead vocals, guitar, and electric piano; Timmy Jones on drums and backing voc...
»#75 - Distractions
This week the top ten list includes a lot of distractions in the touring process... whether it be iPhones, fire alarms, or unexpected detours through...
»#356 - "Be Somebody" by Thousand Foot Krutch
The End Is Where We Begin is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch, released this past April. Vocalist Trevor McNevan has...
»#354 - "That's Why I Pray" by Big & Rich
"The realization that between raising hell and ‘Amazing Grace' is that fine line that we're walking on all the time, trying to live life t...
»#355 - "Moment To Moment" by Children 183
After playing nearly 150 shows per year for the past several years, Children 183 is showing no signs of slowing down whatsoever. They continued to hi...
»#74 - Incognito
This week's top ten gives you a glimpse of what it looks like when artists travel to Disney World... and what happens when they locate Spongebob cost...
»A Night in Nashville with Owl City
Over the past few years, Owl City (a.k.a. Adam Young) has become a household name in both the mainstream and Christian markets. Love or hate his musi...
»Bread of Stone is Rising
This day in age, being a successful independent Christian band isn't all that uncommon. And being an independent band that has a production company a...
»The Rocket Summer's Revival, Part 2
The Rocket Summer--a.k.a. Dallas/Ft. Worth-native Bryce Avary--has experienced a musical career path that is the opposite of many of today's Christia...
»#352 - "All Things Possible" by Mark Schultz
Platinum selling artist Mark Schultz is set to release his first studio project in three years with his forthcoming album, All Things Possible, on Se...
»#353 - "Gravity" by Lecrae
Lecrae Moore, known by his stage name Lecrae, is an American Christian hip-hop artist, ministry leader, entrepreneur, record producer, and actor. He ...
»#73 - Top Ten Tweets
Starting this week, my column is going to change gears a little. Rather than getting topical, I just want to get you the best stuff the fastest. So e...
»Family Devotional Songs
As a family, we strongly believe in spending time in God's Word daily. My personal testimony is that I was led to Christ by the biblical messages ...
»The American Bible Challenge Hits Primetime
The most popular book in the world has proven its weight in the ratings after recently premiering in a television game show. The creators of Extrem...
»#350 - "Love Will Find You" by The Museum
American bands don't usually name themselves after events surrounding the 20th Century Romanian revolution, but how BEC Recordings' signing would com...
»#351 - "Rest Easy" by Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson is a man of many talents with a successful recording and songwriting career, as well as being an award-winning author and the host of...
»The Rocket Summer's Revival, Part 1
"I believe there's a song in everything, says Bryce Avary, the lead singer/songwriter/do-everything-guy of The Rocket Summer. Literally everythi...
»Love Story by Nichole Nordeman
I WAS TELLING my therapist recently about my terminal case of people pleasing and how easily paralyzed I am by the faintest whiff of disapproval. It'...
»#72 - B-Sides
Although this has been one of the heaviest release weeks since the Spring, quite a few artists are also investing into projects on the side, both in ...
»#18 - Branching Out
Here's what I will tell you I love Mumford & Sons--and it's not just because the lead singer and I share the same first name. The band creatively and...
»#71 - Career Paths
As the summer winds down, quite a few artists are hard at work on new material, while some others are exploring alternate employments... catch up on ...
»#348 - "Center of It" by Chris August
While he may be considered a "new" artist, singer-songwriter Chris August is anything but a rookie in the music industry. The self-taught p...
»#349 - "Wake Up" by All Sons & Daughters
The story of All Sons & Daughters began with artist David Leonard wanting to spend less time traveling and more of it in real relationship with his l...
»#346 - "Mercy Light" by An Epic, No Less
New BEC Recordings band An Epic, No Less was born from the word of God in front man Todd Larson's heart. "It has been my experience that the ti...
»#347 - "I Belong To You" by Eleven22
A cutting edge, no holds barred worship experience has exploded into a movement known as Eleven22. Birthed by a mutual desire to reach the "unre...
»The Gift Relationship Songs by Christian Artists
Charlie Peacock writes, "There are marriages that take your breath away like a masterpiece painting." We are the art of God, and through Hi...
»#344 - "Could You Ever Look At Me" by Bebo Norman
I've been a huge fan of Bebo Norman for the past decade as he has written and sung some of my favorite songs including "The Hammer Holds,...
»#345 - "Gonna Be With You" by Mark Wagner
Mark Wagner has had a clear vision for his music from the beginning. His first shows were at local coffee houses and music clubs in his native East T...
»Lecrae Pulls No Punches
From "latch-key kid" to key player in the Man Up movement, Lecrae's life is an example of God's transformative power – and he's not q...
»#70 - For Your Information
A lot of information was tossed around the Christian music Twitterverse this week. Some of it was useful--there are quite a few new music videos and ...
»#4 - "Here We Go" by KB
There are just some songs out there that deserve a second listen. And then there are songs that deserve that 4,728th listen. For me, right now that s...
»#69 - On the Road Again
As the summer grows old, a lot of artists are still busy on festival stages even as they begin to plan and announce upcoming fall tours. Meanwhile, t...
»TFK What's Old Is New Again
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics, taking all of the raw energy and emotion of the past and channeling it into the p...
»#342 - "Redeemed" by Big Daddy Weave
Truly compelling music makes the personal universal. Few artists have done that more consistently or more movingly than Big Daddy Weave. Through more...
»#343 - "The Same Love" by Paul Baloche
Paul Baloche is one of the most acclaimed worship artists and songwriters of our time. Winner of multiple Dove Awards, he has penned radio hits such ...
»#68 - Lighting Up
The long summer days and drives require a lot of artists to learn a unique set of survival skills. Meanwhile, there are some new summer songs releasi...
»#340 - "Defenseless" by Lara Landon
In 2011 Lara Landon submerged herself in writing and recording songs that reflected the past few years and her new life experiences--songs that now c...
»#341 - "Mountaintop" by The City Harmonic
When listening to The City Harmonic, you instinctively turn up the volume and join the chorus as the music dynamically bounces from sparse intimacy t...
»Creation NW Day Four Keep the Candle Burning
NRT Contributor Sarah Fine is at Creation Northwest with members of the NRTeam, including Founder Kevin McNeese and Senior Editor Marcus Hathcock. Fo...
»Creation NW Day Three Restless
NRT Contributor Sarah Fine is at Creation Northwest with members of the NRTeam, including Founder Kevin McNeese and Senior Editor Marcus Hathcock. Fo...
»Creation NW Day Two Cray Up In Here
NRT Contributor Sarah Fine is at Creation Northwest with members of the NRTeam, including Founder Kevin McNeese and Senior Editor Marcus Hathcock. Fo...
»Creation NW Day One Heating Up
NRT Contributor Sarah Fine is at Creation Northwest with members of the NRTeam, including Founder Kevin McNeese and Senior Editor Marcus Hathcock. Fo...
»#338 - "Proof of Your Love" by For King & Country
Carrying a name that evokes substance and a sense of purpose, For King & Country make their debut with music that more than lives up to their clever ...
»#339 - "The Hurt & The Healer" by MercyMe
The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe is a celebration of that moment when these two worlds collide--the deep need for healing and the God who provides it...
»#67 - Caffeinated
The long summer days and drives require a lot of artists to learn a unique set of survival skills. Meanwhile, there are some new summer songs releasi...
»You're Worth More Than Gold
I've been married for almost 18 years and I have three young daughters, and this year has been marked by several songs by female Christian singers ab...
»#66 - Summer Stories
Although the festival circuit always provides good material for Twitter anecdotes, sometimes the time off the stage provides the best stories. Catch ...
»Mother, Artist, Activist
Meet Sara Groves again for the first time. Sara is a kaleidoscope of colors. With every record she creates we, the listeners, climb a little closer ...
»#17 - One Direction for Boy Bands
Culture seems to be cyclical in nature. Clothing styles seem to come full circle in a few decades, but musical styles also come back around--typica...
»A New Creation 2012 Festival
It was my sixth time attending the nation's largest Christian music festival--Creation Northeast--and it was another jam-packed event held at Agape F...
»#336 - "Touch This Light" by House of Heroes
"It takes a lot of cold hard want to just persevere and continue believing in rock n' roll. And if it is dead and we're just fools on the sinkin...
»#337 - "Taste of Eternity" by Bellarive
In the summer of 2009, the Lord gifted a unified vision to the hearts of six friends from Orlando. That vision quickly developed into the atmospheric...
»Celebrating Our Nation's Independence 4th of July Part 1 of 3
In our continuing Artists In Community series, we went out and asked artists a number of questions about our nation's annual birthday celebration. Th...
»True Freedom Is Found 4th of July Part 3 of 3
In our continuing Artists In Community series, we went out and asked artists a number of questions about our nation's annual birthday celebration. Th...
»Fireworks And Explosives 4th of July Part 2 of 3
In our continuing Artists In Community series, we went out and asked artists a number of questions about our nation's annual birthday celebration. Th...
»#334 - "Hope Of The World" by Hillsong Live
Hillsong Live is the expression of worship from the globally influential Hillsong Church. This year Hillsong Live returns with their latest church re...
»#335 - "How Great You Are" by Sonflowerz
Elissa Leander Tipps and Becca Leander Nicholson--the British-American sister duo of the band The Sonflowerz--blessed about 200 members of my church,...
»#65 - Turning Up the Heat
The pressure is on for completing fall releases. Meanwhile, artists are facing the challenge of some unusually warm festival stages in addition to th...
»#20 - Bloom
"Just keep believing, you'll see a new season soon, you're turning into something amazing, baby, you were born to bloom." [...]
»A Day At The Witness Festival with Big Daddy Weave
This was the first time I'd attended the Witness Festival in Quarryville, Penn., and my wife and three daughters were really excited to see the after...
»#64 - On the Run
As the summer heats up, festival season is picking up speed. More and more artists and fans are flocking to various locations nationwide for weekends...
»#16 - Raising the Spektor
Regina Spektor is an art-pop roller coaster ride. The Russian-born "anti-folk" songstress has released six studio albums, two EPs, a live a...
»#332 - "You Know Me" by Steffany Frizzell
Bethel Music's latest project The Loft Sessions is a refreshing and authentic worship experience where community and creativity collide. Recorded liv...
»#333 - "Strong God" by Desperation Band
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." Mother Te...
»The Songs That Changed The Way We Worship
Every song has a story, and worship chorus are no different. Since May 1987, Integrity Music has been consistently instrumental in transforming the w...
»#3 - "The Bridegroom" by The Neverclaim
As one of the worship leaders at my church, it's no secret that I'm drawn to worship music. I really believe that the admonition in Psalms to ...
»#330 - "Angel By Your Side" by Francesca Battistelli
Fervent Records' GRAMMY-nominated and multiple Dove Award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli recently released "Angel By Your Side....
»#331 - "Good to be Alive" by Jason Gray
When Jason Gray inked a contract with Centricity Records in 2006 after a run of more than a decade as a hard-touring indie artist, he did so after a ...
»#63 - All in a Day's Work
In 140 characters or less, your favorite Christian musicians are chirping about the things that make them excited, the things that make them think, o...
»What To Expect At Creation 2012
CREATION NORTHEAST 2012 will be held June 27 to June 30, 2012 at the Agape Farm near Mt. Union, Penn. The farm has become a second home to the tens o...
»Molded By My Heavenly Father
Our Heavenly Father is many things. He is a living, concerned Father who is interested in the intimate details of our lives (Matthew 625-34). He is t...
»#328 - "The Altar" by Tricia Brock
Produced by her husband Nick Baumhardt (Stellar Kart, FM Static, Thousand Foot Krutch) in his home studio in Nashville, The Road is a refreshing new ...
»Arms Of The Father
Father's Day brings so many emotions to so many people. I had a wonderful father growing up. As you see on the cover art of my new single, my fath...
»#62 - Eavesdropping
Time out on the road provides a lot of opportunities for artists to read, overhear, or participate in some fascinating exchanges. Meanwhile, Twitter ...
»#329 - "Blessed Are The Ones" by Audrey Assad
If I'm ever stranded on a deserted island and I can only listen to one album the rest of my days, Heart by Audrey Assad is the album I'd take with me...
»A Night Of Worship With Paul Baloche and Kathryn Scott
Celebrating 20 years of music and ministry, modern worship trailblazer Paul Baloche is one of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters a...
»What My Father Taught Me
"The greatest gift I ever had came from God. I call him Dad." -Anonymous For many of us, we learn many important lessons from our fathers....
»An Unforgettable Weekend at Spirit West Coast
Every Summer for the last 15 years, thousands of Christian music's most dedicated fans gather from the West--California, Arizona, Oregon--and beyond ...
»#326 - "All We Need" by Rachael Lampa
This past year has featured great musical comebacks from female Christian artists who all dominated the charts in the early 2000s, with great new son...
»#327 - "Strong Enough" by Matthew West
For his 2010 album, The Story Of Your Life, Matthew West did something unusual He turned the microphone around. Rather than write about what he wa...
»#19 - Losing
"Oh, Father won't You forgive them? They don't know what they've been doing, oh, Father give me grace to forgive them, cause I feel like the one...
»#61 -Studio Snapshots
As the summer heats up and festival season approaches, a lot of artists are taking the time off the touring circuit to write and record-- keeping Twi...
»Mortal by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
The Beginning In The Year 2005, geneticists discovered the human gene that controlled both innate and learned forms of fear. It was called Strathmin,...
»#15 - Back From Holiday
Anyone who's watched Nicki Minaj perform live concludes there's something strange about this performer. Some people dismiss her stage antics as mere ...
»#324 - "Shadows" by Samestate
We are simultaneously shaped by absence and presence. People, memories, experiences all are molded by items both here and not. Bands are the same way...
»#325 - "Yours Forever" by Laura Kaczor
Laura Kaczor is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter, worship leader and speaker. Her new album, Love Enough, had its national debut to stores in the ...
»More Than Conquerors - An Interview With Marvin Sapp
Over the last five years, eight-time Grammy Award nominated singer Marvin Sapp has experienced some of the highest heights and the lowest depths a ma...
»#2 - "Tread Light, Tread Slow" by Pas Neos
For many reasons, Spotify, Mog and other such streaming music libraries are such a gift these days. For me, their greatest benefit is the ability to ...
»#322 - "Ever Lifting" by Christy Nockels
One of Christian music's most recognizable and prolific female voices, Christy Nockels, was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Christy and her husband, Natha...
»#323 - "Everything You Are" by Jaime Jamgochian
Ask just about any person you encounter today and they'll tell you that life is just too busy. Between work, family, and just the general hustle and ...
»The Aftermath of UNITED's Aftermath
Over the last few years, Hillsong United has evolved as a band, but never lost focus of their one purpose and passion Worship. Creative, diverse an...
»Honoring Mom Artists Share Traditions & Stories
Surrounding this Mother's Day, a few Word Label Group artists shared their family traditions, favorite gifts and ideas, and even a few special storie...
»#320 - "Help Our Unbelief" by Rush of Fools
Rush of Fools made quite an impression with two albums in less than two years, including their impressive self-titled debut. That project yielded the...
»#321 - "Learning to be the Light" by Newworldson
Award-winning Canadian pop band Newworldson offered fans its long-awaited third national release, Rebel Transmission, on April 17. The project's debu...
»A Night With Satellites & Sirens
My church (Calvary Chapel of Quakertown, PA) and I recently had the unique opportunity to step out in faith and trust the Lord with so many of the de...
»#318 - "Worship the Lamb" by Jessa Anderson
Jessa Anderson has a long list of things she loves her adorable daughter Lorelei (whose name was inspired by a "Gilmore Girls" character), ...
»#319 - "Revelation Song" by Jennie Lee Riddle
"Revelation Song" is the 2010 Dove Award-winning "Worship Song of The Year," written by Jennie Lee Riddle in 1999. It is one of t...
»#1 - "Water Need" by Michael Ketterer
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a music binger. That is, when I find a song or album I like, I play it over and over again, with little e...
»#316 - "Miracle" by Sara Groves
Charlie Peacock writes, There are marriages that take your breath away like a masterpiece painting. We are the art of God, and through His supernatur...
»#317 - "Everything Moves But You" by Christa Wells
Known for her unusually poignant, poetic and honest songwriting, indie-pop artist Christa Wells released her highly anticipated second solo album, Ho...
»#60 - Touring Reflections
It was a busy week in studios and brainstorming sessions across the Christian music Twitterverse, but it was also a busy week out on the road, with s...
»#59 - Tweeting Doves
This week contained one of the most important events of the year for the Christian music world the Dove Awards. If you missed NRT's coverage, check i...
»#314 - "You Lead" by Jamie-Grace
Spend any time at all with Dove Award-winning New Artist Jamie Grace, and it's obvious that she's special. Her infectious smile, bright eyes and her ...
»Steve Taylor Goes Into the Blue
When you write an incredible, generation-defining, genre-defying book like Donald Miller's Blue Like Jazz, how in the world do you expect to translat...
»#315 - "When the Stars Burn Down" by Jennie Lee Riddle
We have become familiar with Jennie Lee Riddle's songwriting through the voices of Kari Jobe, Phillips Craig & Dean, Selah, NewSong, Trica Brock, New...
»43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards A Recap
This has been a pretty exciting year for me. Now based out of Nashville for NRT, I was thrilled when I was asked to make the drive down to Atlanta to...
»The Top 20 Worship Songs of 2012 (So Far)
2012 has featured some incredible new albums and songs by Christian artists. As a believer, one of my daily devotionals is to spend time worshiping m...
»Dove Awards Roundtable - The Pre-Show
The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards pre-show is over and the big night is just about ready to begin. Before the final awards are handed out, NRT's Founde...
»#14 - Oceans of Synth-Pop
There's a difference between synth-driven pop music and synth-accented indie pop. The former is the stuff of Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, and the la...
»#312 - "Love Come to Life" by Big Daddy Weave
Truly compelling music makes the personal universal. Few artists have done that more consistently or more movingly than Big Daddy Weave. Through more...
»#58 - Cooking Spring Jams
This week the Twittersphere was busy with news of artists doing what they do best--making songs and stories on and off the road, with each other or b...
»#313 - "The Same God" by NewSong
Nobody does tours like NewSong. When the group introduced its annual "WinterJam Tour Spectacular" in 1995, NewSong started to change the pu...
»A Night With Thousand Foot Krutch, Manafest, RED & More
This Spring, fans of the harder realm of Christian rock were given what amounts to a once-in-a-lifetime lineup. Hard rock heavyweights RED and Thousa...
»#310 - "Matter of Faith" by Peter Furler
With multiple GRAMMY nominations and Dove awards, "Songwriter of the Year" nods and musical talent that has driven the sales of five RIAA C...
»#311 - "God Undefeatable" by Todd Agnew
A.W. Tozer said, "We should not find it miraculous that God is victorious. What else would He be? But we should find it miraculous that we can b...
»#13 - Winning or Losing?
There are two groups who both have a song called Not Alone. In one song, the chorus resounds I know what you're fighting for, you're in the middle ...
»#57 - Easter Chirps, Hops and Tweets
In the midst of the usual rush of releases, studio projects, and travel, the Christian Twitterverse slowed down for a few days to reflect and remembe...
»"The End Is Where We Begin The Songs" by TFK's Trevor McNevan
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics, taking all of the raw energy and emotion of the past and channeling it into the p...
»#309 "When Love Was Slain" by Jennie Lee Riddle
We have become familiar with Jennie Lee Riddle's songwriting through the voices of Kari Jobe, Phillips Craig & Dean, Selah, NewSong, Trica Brock, New...
»A Night With The Sonflowerz
Elissa Leander Tipps and Becca Leander Nicholson, the British-American sister duo of the band The Sonflowerz blessed about 200 members of my church, ...
»A Night With Gungor
After a successful tour as a three piece with David Crowder*Band last fall, Gungor is building on the momentum and taking to the road again this Spri...
»#307 - "God's Not Dead" by Newsboys
God's Not Dead by Newsboys showcases the best music yet from front man Michael Tait and bandmates Jeff Frankenstein (keys), Duncan Phillips (drums), ...
»#308 - "I Have a Dream" by The City Harmonic
When listening to The City Harmonic, you instinctively turn up the volume and join the chorus as the music dynamically bounces from sparse intimacy t...
»#56 - Out of this World
It was a busy week full of new releases, tour shenanigans, songwriting, and the usual dose of humor and words to the wise from your favorite artists....
»Scouting The 2012 Dove Awards - Part 4
The Oscars are long over, March Madness has come to an abrupt close, and April Fool's has come and gone. What's left to obsess over? The 2012 GMA D...
»Jesus On The Dance Floor
Last month, the GRAMMY awards acknowledged one of the fastest growing trends in music today, inviting multiple artists to team up for a special perfo...
»Scouting The 2012 Dove Awards - Part 3
Your March Madness bracket busted in round one, and you're looking for something else to obsess over. What to do? Well, the Dove Awards are a slam-du...
»#305 - "All This Time" by Britt Nicole
Britt Nicole is back with her highly anticipated, third full-length release Gold. Britt is one of my favorite female artists. She has an incredible h...
»#306 - "Live Like That" by Sidewalk Prophets
Sidewalk Prophets initially made a name for themselves at Indiana's Anderson University, where front men and main songwriters Dave Frey and Ben McDon...
»#55 - Creativity Abounds
This week quite a few artists shared some real life glimpses into touring and their creative efforts to overcome the challenges that the rock and rol...
»A Night With NEEDTOBREATHE
Over the past year, they have arguably been the most talked about and sought-after band in the Christian industry, and with their huge surge of suppo...
»#12 - Waging a Different War
Typically, the aim of The Sound Option is to reach fans of a certain artist/band in the secular realm and point them to a viable comparison in Christ...
»#302 - "If I Ever Needed Grace" by Jimmy Needham
Jimmy Needham released his first album, Speak, in 2006, on Inpop Records, and it generated respect and well-earned recognition from the Christian mus...
»Scouting The 2012 Dove Awards - Part 2
The Oscars have come and gone, and so what awards show can you obsess about now? The Dove Awards, of course! That's right, the Gospel Music Associati...
»#54 - March Madness
Regardless of what is happening in the sports world, March seems to hold a madness of a different kind in the Christian music as quite a few releases...
»#303 - "The Face of Jesus" by The Sonflowerz
British-American sister duo The Sonflowerz returned last year with a new full length album By Faith. In 2007, The Sonflowerz garnered praise for thei...
»Plan To Visit This October Baby
Back in December of last year, I was watching a Christian television network waiting for a program to start. I turned the TV on a few minutes early a...
»#304 - "I See God In You" by Lara Landon
Singer-songwriter Lara Landon's career began with opportunities most only dream about. Landon's debut album, Beloved, was produced by GRAMMY® awa...
»Scouting The 2012 Dove Awards - Part 1
The Oscars have come and gone, and so what awards show can you obsess about now? The Dove Awards, of course! That's right, the Gospel Music Associati...
»#300 - "Mine to Love" by Dave Barnes
It's my prayer that my Behind the Song devotionals will encourage readers and be an influence to people's individual walks with Christ--or maybe to e...
»#301 - "The Rescue" by Adam Cappa
I've come across many amazing musicians in my life, but few are like Adam Cappa, who has a true passion for the Lord above anything else in his life ...
»#53 - Caught in the Act
As Spring gets underway, artists are busy producing new tunes and wrapping up winter tours. Meanwhile, they found plenty of time for assorted adventu...
»Newsboys - God's Not Dead Spring Tour 2012
If you have ever attended a Newsboys concert in years past, you've probably left the event with your spirits lifted and a craving for more that could...
»#11 - True Heroes
Musical genres are bending, twisting and breaking this day in age, and in the process, hip-hop has broken out of its sampling and synthesized beats a...
»#52 - Leap Tweets
It was a very busy week in the always-busy Christian music Twitterverse with several artists celebrating Leap Day (Feb. 29, the extra day added to th...
»#298 - "He Said" by Group 1 Crew
Group 1 Crew re-launched Outta Space Love Bigger Love Edition on Jan. 24 which includes the original 12 tracks of Outta Space Love plus 8 additional ...
»#299 - "Current" by Sarah Macintosh
Sarah's voice lures you into thinking bits of heaven might be here already. – David Crowder From the first moments of Sarah Macintosh's new al...
»#10 - A Moment Like This
Power pop is alive and well, particularly the female-fronted variety. From Lady Gaga to Rihanna to Nicki Minaj to even yet another Madonna resurgence...
»Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer
With the November 2011 release of Hymns and Sacred Songs, Texas-born singer-songwriter Leigh Nash says she's revisited her Christian roots and came b...
»#51 - Work And Play
In addition to lots of songwriting, performing, and the usual demands of touring, artists found some time to chill off the road and enjoy some answer...
»A Night At The Rock & Worship Roadshow 2012
For the past few years, The Rock and Worship Roadshow has boasted one of the most impressively diverse line-ups of any Spring tour. After an addition...
»#296 - "Busted Heart" by for KING & COUNTRY
Carrying a name that evokes substance and a sense of purpose, for KING & COUNTRY make their debut with music that more than lives up to their clever ...
»#297 - "Carry Me To The Cross" by Kutless
Just like that, Kutless has transformed from that new rock band from Oregon to the one new bands look up to, the band whose music is all over the rad...
»#294 - "Second Chance" by Rend Collective Experiment
Hailing from Bangor, Northern Ireland, Rend Collective Experiment's acclaim began at home as a movement of twentysomethings that now has begun to spr...
»#295 - "Free" by Dara Maclean
Musical depth and Christian joy have rarely come together as compellingly as they do in the music of Dara Maclean. Hers is a joyful mix of pop idioms...
»Top 10 New Female Christian Singers (2010-2012)
Almost two years ago, NRT's Founder, Kevin McNeese, wrote about the bleak situation of female artists in Christian music (read that article here). Wh...
»#50 - Christian Music Valentines & More
In addition to some side endeavors, this week saw a lot of artists taking their place in the studio cooking up new tunes as well as creating some thi...
»#292 - "Savior" by Worth Dying For
With a mission to be not just a band, but a youth movement that can shake generations, rock-infused worshipers Worth Dying For returns with their thi...
»#293 - "Sparrow" by Audrey Assad
If I'm ever stranded on a deserted island and I can only listen to one album the rest of my days, Heart by Audrey Assad is the album I'd choose. Hear...
»#49 - Mega-Deluxe GRAMMY Edition
While there was plenty happening in the Christian music world, there was extra excitement in the Twitterverse as many artists focused on the GRAMMY A...
»Jeremy Riddle Seeking the Furious
It's hard to come up with words that depict the magnitude of Christ's love – the depth and width of it, said Bethel Music's Jeremy Riddle. He u...
»#9 - Foster the Praise
Foster the People is the little indie band that could. In just a little more than two years, the dance/pop/rock trio has gone from L.A. obscurity to ...
»#48 - Creative Catering
The tour season is in full swing, and between cities and shows, your favorite artists eek out time to share their hopes, dreams, adventures and news....
»#289 - "Any Other Man" by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
In 2008, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound won Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Alb...
»#290 - "Let Me Feel You Shine" by David Crowder*Band
I recently finished reading David Platt's perspective-shattering best-selling book, Radical Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. In the la...
»#291 - "Give Them Jesus" by Jaci Velasquez
The past year has featured welcome returns from standout female Christian artists, with great new songs by Rebecca St. James (Shine Your Glory Down),...
»A Night At WinterJam 2012
This was the second time I've attended the WinterJam Tour in Reading, PA. Nobody does tours like NewSong. When the group introduced its annual ...
»#287 - "The Kingdom" by Starfield
Newly independent worship band Starfield returns with 10 new songs that are designed to stoke the fires of spiritual renewal in the listener. The Kin...
»#288 - "One Day Too Late" and "Lucy" by Skillet
William Wilberforce said, And, sir, when we think of eternity, and of the future consequences of all human conduct, what is there in this life that s...
»#8 - Boom Boom What?
When you hear the phrase, I gotta feeling... do you instantly think that tonight's gonna be a good night? If you do, you're not alone. Hip-hop/pop/da...
»#47 - Catch and Release
This week the Christian Twitterverse saw a flurry of activity surrounding one of the biggest new release Tuesdays in a while, combined with some powe...
»Icon For Hire Goes Off Script
With three-and-a-half years of pounding the pavement throughout the Midwest and a feverish social networking presence, heavy alternative rock/modern ...
»The Recreation of Steven Curtis Chapman
There's something about the passage of time that makes treasured experiences become even more precious. Scriptures that have always had personal impa...
»#285 - "At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)" by Phil Wickham
Prolific singer/songwriter Phil Wickham continues to gain momentum with his modern style of vertical worship and poetic lyrics. Leading corporate wor...
»#286 - "I Hope You See Jesus" by Bebo Norman
I've been a huge fan of Bebo Norman for the past decade as he has written and sung some of my favorite songs including The Hammer Holds, A Page Is Tu...
»#46 - Collabo
This week was busy in the Christian music Twitterverse, complete with several strong new releases, some new projects, and one fantastic cover collabo...
»#7 - Sweeter than Sweeter
Talking with Christians over the years, I've found that many people are content to listen to music that doesn't project their biblical values because...
»From Blah To Awe by Jenna Lucado Bishop
What It's Not First things first. I'm going to tell you what you will not get out of this book. [...]
»#283 - "Joined at the Heart" by Ginny Owens
What our Lord Jesus is to His people He is the Author and Finisher of their faith—the Beginning, Perfecter, and Rewarder of it. He is the Autho...
»#284 - "Say My Name" by Lindsay McCaul
Lindsay McCaul has always been keenly aware of words and their value. From her teen years pouring over the lyrics of her favorite Christian music to ...
»#45 - On the Road Again
This week life in the Christian music twitterverse started to pick up again with the release of a few major albums, more studio time, and many artist...
»#6 - Safe or Real?
Happy New Year! I'm so glad to be getting back into the groove of things—literally and figuratively—and bringing you an all-new installme...
»Attracted To Fire by DiAnn Mills
If he doesn't muzzle his daughter, he's going to lose the presidential nomination. Special Agent Meghan Connors cringed at the TV anchor's analysi...
»What To Watch For Winter/Spring 2012
With another year behind us, we turn our focus and attention to what is shaping up to be another great start to a new year. David Crowder Band got th...
»Faith In The Mainstream Part 8 A Night With The Civil Wars
Welcome to a revival, of sorts. Several years ago, we began an editorial series entitled Faith in the Mainstream, where we highlighted artists of fai...
»Ryan Stevenson Comes Into The Sun
Born and raised in a small, farming community in Oregon, Ryan Stevenson is not your typical small town guy. This former teacher/ paramedic has shared...
»#44 - Happy New Tweets
Happy New Year! We're back after the holiday hiatus, and so are the many tweets from your favorite Christian artists. As always, if you'd like to ke...
»#281 - "Fall Apart" by Josh Wilson
Having previously enjoyed many of Josh Wilson's other hit songs from previous albums, I eagerly anticipated See You. This album firmly establishes Jo...
»#282 - "Kingdom Coming" by Christa Wells
Known for her unusually poignant, poetic and honest songwriting, Indie-pop artist Christa Wells released her highly anticipated second solo album, Ho...
»Do I Believe?
Psalm 37 "Trust in the Lord and do good, then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your ...
»Part 3 of 3 The Top 10 Albums Of 2011
The year 2011 was a groundbreaking one for Christian music—a year that, in my opinion saw artists create music that not only matched the qualit...
»Part 2 of 3 The Top 10 Albums Of 2011
Another seller year of music has come to a close. With over 200 releases from major labels hitting stores this year there was certainly plenty to lis...
»#43 - Bonding Time
Artists are wrapping up some end of the year business and Christmas tours while approaching some other holiday endeavors (housework and tacky sweater...
»A Rejuvenated Rachael Lampa
In 2006, pop/R&B singer Rachael Lampa practically disappeared from public eye at the peak of her career, leaving fans scratching their heads. But as ...
»Christian Artists Share Their Hopes for 2012
We've asked a wide assortment of Christian artists their thoughts on Christmas, including their holiday traditions, favorite Christmas songs, and the...
»#42 - Gettin' Cozy
As new releases slow down in anticipation of the holidays, ordinary life and touring are still going at their regular breakneck speed for most artist...
»#279 - "Jesus, Savior" by Chris August
Chris August has added some holiday cheer to his hit debut album, No Far Away. On Nov. 21 a special Christmas edition of the award-winning album hit ...
»#280 - "Be Born In Me" by Francesca Battistelli
The Bible. It's the foundation of our faith, filled with amazing tales of bravery and betrayal, romance and redemption. These age-old stories teach u...
»Part 1 Of 3 The Top 10 Albums of 2011
I am beyond impressed with the quality of new Christian releases this year. I thought 2009 was the best year in recent history in Christian music, wi...
»Phil Wickham's Well-Crafted Response
What is worship at its most fundamental, other than humanity's response to God? What always begins with a revelation of God and then manifests itself...
»Beckah Shae is Taking Back the Music
Pop artist Beckah Shae is gold. She's been refined by fire and polished to a sweet, smooth finish. Now, she's emerging, armed for life's battles. She...
»Christian Artists Discuss Putting 'Christ' Back In 'Christmas'
The fast-paced, deal-seeking, commercialized holiday season leaves many people scratching their heads on Dec. 26, wondering where Jesus was in the mi...
»#278 - "He Has Come For Us" by Meredith Andrews
There are a lot of choices when it comes to Christmas music. This year, more than ever, I felt a bit overwhelmed when I started to listen to various ...
»#41 - On Holiday
This week several bands were reunited on an airplane as they headed towards Germany to play. Meanwhile, Twitter was buzzing in the wake of the Grammy...
»#5 - Got Them Moves Like Adam
We just started this little thing called The Sound Option, but we weren't around last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. But rest assured, another...
»#277 - "Little Drummer Boy" with VeggieTales
"The Little Drummer Boy," also known as "Carol of the Drum," is a popular Christmas song written by pianist Katherine K. Davis in...
»Introducing The Chronicles of the Nephilim
Brian Godawa has been a professional filmmaker, writer and visual artist for many years. His creative versatility was born of a passion for both inte...
»#275 - "Remind Me Who I Am" by Jason Gray
Look no further than first single and opening track, "Remind Me Who I Am," for a classic example of Jason Gray's heart and transparent song...
»#276 - "Not So Average" by V. Rose
As a father of three young daughters, I was immediately drawn to the strong message of the ultra-catchy song Not So Average by pop/R&B singer V.Rose....
»#40 - Turkey Tweets
Christian music artists had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week, and they shared their thoughts large and small via their favorite instant...
»Rush of Fools Older and Wiser
Rush of Fools was riding a seemingly unstoppable wave of momentum. But just as things began to peak, the band was forced into hiatus by business matt...
»A Night With Downhere, Jason Gray and Aaron Shust
I had the privilege to attend the Called To Love tour featuring Downhere, Jason Gray & Aaron Shust in Lancaster, PA on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at ...
»Christian Artists Share Their Favorite Christmas Songs
Nothing ushers in the season better than a collection of favorite Christmas tunes. From traditional choruses rooted in religious reflections to joyou...
»Jessa Anderson, Reacquainted
Drawing from an influential pool of strong female songwriters such as Sara Groves, Nichole Nordeman and Ginny Owens, Jessa Anderson's music reflects ...
»Identity Who I Am
2 Corithians 517 "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun." (NLT) ...
»An Evening With Icon For Hire Anthems of the Unashamed
Halfway through September, the up and coming Tooth & Nail band Icon For Hire rolled into Burleson, Texas. Originally the show was hosted by the Worsh...
»#39 - Across the Border
It's been a busy week in the Christian music twitterverse, full of a lot of significant releases in the worship genre and several trips overseas. An ...
»#273 - "Lead You To The Cross" by No Other Name
My wife, our three daughters and I have been conducting family Bible studies together in the evenings for the past few years, and upon studying the B...
»#274 - "Live For Love" by We Are Leo
So often, even as Christians, we think it's OK to avoid conflict and passively avoid relationships. We think that despite doing so, we're still able ...
»#4 - Kye Kye + the Machine
What's the column about? I'm trying to show that for every popular, chart topping band or singer out there, there's at last one comparable (or even b...
»Christian Artists Reflect On Holiday Traditions
The holiday traditions. We all have them, either rooted in past memories or made fresh once again as the chaotic schedule of the holidays embrace the...
»The Top 10 Original Christmas Songs
Over the past thirty days, I've been listening to a 300+ song playlist on my iPod of my favorite Christmas songs by Christian artists, both in prepar...
»Crowder Bids Worshipful Farewell
How do you say goodbye to one of the most creative, worshipful and groundbreaking bands in Christian music? Loudly--and passionately. The 7 Tour rol...
»#3 - We Found Love (Glasses)
Christian music has much to offer these days, and it's not just worship songs for Sunday morning. This column helps people discover new Christian mus...
»#38 - "Self Portraits"
Snow is beginning to fall, red cups have returned to Starbucks, and yet more artists are releasing stellar Christmas albums. Meanwhile, two major tou...
»#271 - "Power of the Cross" by Leigh Nash
Sixpence None the Richer vocalist Leigh Nash has one of the most recognized voices in all of music and her mega-hit song, Kiss Me, can still be heard...
»#272 - "Always" by Kristian Stanfill & Tricia Brock
Tricia Brock's and Kristian Stanfill's entire new worship albums each have several songs that bless and heal me as a listener. In particular, they've...
»Downhere's Faith Goes Back to the Future
If their last record was a light-in-the-darkest-places announcement that the end is really just the beginning, then Downhere's latest Centricity Musi...
»A Night With Skillet, Disciple and Manafest
Every few years a tour comes along with such perfect musical chemistry that it would be worth any effort to catch just one show. As a longtime dedica...
»#2 - Coldplay Harmonics (Or Chris & All His Friends)
Talking with Christians over the years, I've found that many people are content to listen to music that doesn't project their biblical values because...
»#269 - "Before You Fly" by Ginny Owens
Get In, I'm Driving is the new album by Ginny Owens, and kicks off with the upbeat and clever title track, with a great play on words considering Gin...
»#270 - "Maybe I'm Afraid" by Kerrie Roberts
When I listen to Kerrie Roberts' debut album, I feel like I'm getting caught up listening to Kerrie's personal prayer time, and I start praying along...
»7eventh Time Down On The Way Up
Servanthood is not always an easy path, yet there's an infectious energy that comes from fulfilling a calling and it courses through every powerful t...
»#37 - "Who Is That Masked Christian Musician?"
The week before Halloween--or "harvest" for non-observers--comes complete with countless opportunities to dress up, and Christian artists a...
»#267 - "Yes" by John Waller
God says YES to His promises, Take Him at His Word, exclaims the chorus of the new song Yes by John Waller. Here's a story from IVP's Bible comment...
»#268 - "I'm With You" by Nichole Nordeman & Amy Grant
I've been devoted to God's Word and Christian music for the past 16 years, starting with the debut album by Jars of Clay, Jesus Freak by dcTalk and T...
»#1 - Adele and Dara Maclean
When I worked in the music department at a Christian bookstore in high school and college, I'd feel a bit like a methadone clinician. (Methadone, for...
»A Night With Anberlin And Switchfoot
Last month, the veteran rock band Switchfoot released Vice Verses, one of the most ambitious and enthusiastically received albums of their 15 year ca...
»A Night With Francesca Battistelli and Jeremy Camp
Christian music artist Francesca Battistelli has had a fun, fast paced ride on life's roller coaster the last few years. Her debut music album, My Pa...
»A Night With Mat Kearney
If there was one thing that Mat Kearney proved at his Nashville show on October 20, 2011, it was his true value as an artist. An Oregon-native turned...
»#36 - Soundcheck Baby
There were several important new releases this week from a few heavyweights in very different arenas of Christian music. Several fall tours are in fu...
»#265 - "The One You Need" by Shane & Shane
As a father of three young girls, I need to point my girls to their Heavenly Father, God. There's a lot more we can accomplish together by leaning in...
»#266 - "Love is the Reversal" by Christina Falub
Born and raised in Southern California, Christina Falub discovered her talent as an influential singer at a very young age. Growing up, family and fr...
»The Force Is Still With The Family
Looking for that secret recipe for some savory rock? Of course you are. It goes like this Mix a handful of thunderous beats and a dash of dirty Sou...
»Jonathan Thulin Makes Sense Of Babylon
I'm a big fan of being surprised by music. I love putting iTunes on shuffle while working and then having to pause what I'm doing to look up the arti...
»#263 - "Eyes on the Prize" by Sara Groves
Each of Sara Groves' albums have received well-deserved acclaim for her premier songwriting ability. Ten years ago, Sara's major label debut album, C...
»#264 - "Courageous" by Casting Crowns
The bridge of the Casting Crowns song, Courageous, has a great takeaway message for this challenging song and album Do justly, love mercy, and walk h...
»#35 - Behind the Lines
This week was a milestone release week for bands like Deas Vail and J.J. Heller, while other bands were experiencing the usual nitty gritty of Fall t...
»#34 - Music with a Mustache
This week marked the beginning of pumpkin season, even as many artists look ahead towards Christmas with the release of several strong seasonal album...
»#261 - "I Get to Be the One" by JJ Heller
JJ Heller is back with a great new song called I Get To Be The One. It has a catchy melody and reflects how I feel as a father of three little girls....
»#262 - "Ready to Save" by Satellites & Sirens
Ready To Save by Satellites & Sirens has permeated my soul, and I find myself regularly singing the hope-filled chorusThere is a Love that you've bee...
»A Night With Jon McLaughlin
It's been three years coming since anything exceptionally noticeable has come our way from Jon McLaughlin. 2008's OK Now, his second studio album, br...
»"Come To The Well The Songs" by Casting Crowns
Christian music's top-selling act, GRAMMY®, AMA and GMA Dove Award-winning artist Casting Crowns offers its fifth studio project, Come To The Wel...
»#259 - "Remedy" by Rachael Lampa
This year, 2011, is the year of the comeback for female Christian artists, with great new songs by Rebecca St. James (Shine Your Glory Down), Charmai...
»#260 - "Mercy" by Patrick Ryan Clark
In speaking to a number of Christian artists lately, the landmark albums of the mid-1990s keep coming up as major influences. These albums helped lea...
»#33 - The Beat of a Different Drum
This week was thick with some long-awaited releases climbing the charts, a Bieber sighting in the heart of Christian music homeland, and some unusual...
»A Night With Tricia & Melissa Brock Of Superchick
In the midst of their successful Music With A Mission headline tour sponsored by NewReleaseTuesday.com, Tricia and Melissa Brock of the band Superchi...
»#32 - Directionally Challenged
Even when artists have been on the road for quite a while, there can still be moments where they get a little bit lost. This week on Twitter several ...
»#257 - "God Is Still God" by Heather Williams
In her great new song, God Is Still God, Heather Williams belts out "We've all been lost and we've all been hurt, where our hope is thin and our...
»#258 - "Grace Found Me" by Rush of Fools
Rush of Fools made quite an impression with two albums in less than two years, including their impressive self-titled debut, which included the stand...
»The Sonflowerz Take Us By Faith
British-American sister duo, The Sonflowerz, began in 1999 when Elissa Leander began writing original worship songs at the age of 14. Encouraged by h...
»#255 - "Fireflies" by Jessa Anderson
Jessa Anderson has a long list of things she loves her adorable daughter Lorelei (whose name was inspired by a Gilmore Girls character), Nashville, s...
»#256 - "The Lord is My Shepherd" by Jeremy Riddle
Jeremy Riddle's third full-length album from Vineyard Music, Furious, is the newest collection of songs penned by this gifted songwriter and worship ...
»#31 - Adventures on the Sidelines
This week several artists worked on or released projects apart from their usual work (whether that be a book or an impressive medley posted to YouTub...
»#18 - Motion of Mercy
Now I'm filled by a love that has called me to action, I was empty before, now I'm drawn to compassion and to give myself away… living for the...
»Music With A Mission 2011 Tour Review
It's no secret that a lot of Christian bands have found ways to take their music and invest it in greater causes. Music is a vehicle that can easily ...
»#30 - Childhood Dreams
This week many artists were enjoying a chance to hang out at Disney World and Universal Studios. Others were busy getting ready for the release of so...
»#253 - "All of Me" by Matt Hammitt
It is as much true today as it was in the Old Testament God has set a time for the punishment of the exiles; when that set time is completed, He will...
»#254 - "By Faith" by The Sonflowerz
Hebrews 111 says, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. In hi...
»Tidewater Comes Rolling In With First Album
The Seas We Sail, the debut full-length album from Tidewater, released with an army of acoustic guitars, a hearty dose of mandolin, plenty of piano, ...
»Newsboys Remixing More Than Just Songs
The boys are back—again. Newsboys version 2.0 kept the musical franchise going strong with the critically acclaimed Born Again. Now they're bac...
»The "Devotional Music" of Brandon Bee
The name Brandon Bee is synonymous with excellence, originality and innovation on both the artist and production side of the coin. In terms of his ...
»Seven Days In Utopia Is Transforming Lives
Seven Days in Utopia, in theaters now, follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his ...
»Christian Artists Remember And Reflect On 9/11
Anyone who was old enough to understand the gravity of the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001 in New York City can recall exactly where they ...
»Ginny Owens' "Driving" Journey
Recently, NRT had the chance to chat with three-time Dove Award winner, Ginny Owens, about her new album, Get In I'm Driving. Among other things, w...
»#29 - Put Your Heart Into It
This week as new tours and projects took off, several artists tweeted about ways they have been getting involved worldwide with more than just music....
»#251 - "Someone Worth Dying For" by MIKESCHAIR
There's a C.S. Lewis quote that sums up Someone Worth Dying For, the great song new song by MIKESCHAIR Christ died precisely because men are not wort...
»#252 - "Do Everything" by Steven Curtis Chapman
Oswald Chambers wrote in My Utmost For His Highest Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow concerns of life are not ordained of God; th...
»#28 - Conversation Starters
Along with buzz surrounding some notable releases on the calendar, the Twitterverse was bustling with stories of the unusual sights encountered on th...
»#249 - "When I'm With You" by JJ Heller
When I'm With You is JJ Heller's most recent album. This is by far my favorite record I've made, she says. As the title implies, the theme of the rec...
»#250 - "Down Here" and "Kingdom Coming" by Shaun Groves
Shaun Groves has returned with his fourth studio release, Third World Symphony, available at digital outlets starting Aug. 30. The singer/songwriter'...
»The Boys Of 2103 Evolve
Teen idols come and go. They have the looks, the hits, and the adoring fan base to propel them to superstardom, but it's all a man-made illusion As s...
»A Night With Hillsong UNITED
If you've been a fan of Christian music for any length of time, I am sure you know the names Mac Powell, Mark Hall, tobyMac and Jon Michah Sumrall. B...
»#27 - Gone Fishin'
Although bands were busy making music, they were just as busy apart from their jobs with other projects, adventures in traveling, and the usual shari...
»#247 - "My Hope Is In You" by Aaron Shust
Aaron Shust's latest album, This Is What We Believe retains a poetic simplicity, even amidst a warm and sometimes adventurous sound architecture. It'...
»#248 - "Let Me Rediscover You" by Downhere
One of Christian music's premier bands, Downhere, returns with their eagerly anticipated new fifth studio album, On The Altar Of Love, on Centricity ...
»#246 - "You Are More" by Tenth Avenue North
Rarely has a new band delivered an album with more emotional punch than Tenth Avenue North's 2008 debut Over and Underneath. Musically inventive and ...
»#26 - Highs and Lows
A lot of new projects are in production right now, promising an exciting set of Fall releases. Outside the studio, artists have been experiencing an ...
»#245 - "Battle" by Chris August
Fervent Records' Chris August proved why he is quickly becoming a favorite in the genre at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards earning an impressive three aw...
»Past, Present and Future of Jamie Grace
The Christian music world is just getting to know Jamie Grace Harper. The 19-year-old acoustic soul singer has a smash hit single in Hold Me, a song ...
»#25 - Turning Up the Heat
As bands travel to reach some of the hottest festivals of the summer (literally and figuratively), they are also busy ramping up the excitement for u...
»#244 - "Fire With Fire" by The Letter Black
Formed in 2006 under the name Breaking the Silence, The Letter Black already has built a strong established fan-base by opening for Skillet on multip...
»Fall 2011 New Music Preview Part 2 of 2
Keep ‘em rolling! You've read Part 1 of our fall release preview, now check out the best of the rest. Shaun Groves – Third World Symphon...
»#243 - "Faith Begins" by Dorothy Savage
Dorothy Savage brings to Christian music with her debut album Glorious Mess, the energy of a fresh, relevant message of hope--hope aimed at her own ...
»#24 - Tweetback
This week, artists spent time looking forward to the upcoming busy season of Fall releases as well as sharing some of the more unusual adventures the...
»#242 - "Reach" by Peter Furler
As a young lad, Peter Furler would tap incessantly on anything he could find, driving his brothers and sisters insane in the process. As a young drum...
»#241 - "Miracles" by Newsboys
Combine the strengths of two supergroups that have sold millions of records, achieved an astounding number of No. 1 radio hits and received numerous ...
»Unplugged With VOTA
I've been avidly collecting music since I was eight years old. For the past thirty years, something that's been a big part of my identity is my love ...
»Switchfoot Living in the Tension
Boldness and doubt. Purpose and apathy. Settlement and wandering. The themes scattered throughout Switchfoot's eighth studio album, Vice Verses tackl...
»#240 - "Motion of Mercy" by Francesca Battistelli
Fervent Records' GRAMMY-nominated artist and reigning Dove Awards Artist of the Year, Francesca Battistelli, is keeping busy with hit song after hit ...
»#23 - Tracking and Touring
Although summer festivals are still in full swing, this week Twitter served as a platform for artists to talk about some exciting upcoming Fall tours...
»Fall 2011 New Music Preview Part 1 of 2
Fall is a busy time of year for many reasons. It's a time of transition. Hot, muggy weather becomes cool and brisk. For students, days filled with sl...
»#239 - "Alive In You" by Laura Kaczor
CCM artist Laura Kaczor (prounounced kuh-ZURE) continues to generate buzz while building a loyal fan base, as she is rapidly gaining momentum. Kaczor...
»Peanut Butter, Jelly and Shine Bright Baby
Few bands can simultaneously pull off the qualities of Ohio's New Kids of Rock, Shine Bright Baby stage presence, energy, silliness, artistry, profes...
»#238 - "Hold Me" by Jamie Grace
Spend any time at all with Jamie Grace, and it's obvious that she's special. Her infectious smile, bright eyes and her expressive way with words are ...
»John Mark McMillan Getting Raucous Portland Style
John Mark McMillan's latest traveling show was called A Mighty Raucous Evening tour, but when you come to Portland, Ore., all behavioral bets are off...
»#22 - Audience Participation
This week artists used Twitter to get fans involved in some unusual ways, as well as providing the usual platform for commentary on travel and movies...
»#237 - "Suitcases" by Dara Maclean
Musical depth and Christian joy have rarely come together as compellingly as they do in the music of Dara Maclean. Hers is a joyful mix of pop idiom...
»Creation Northeast Festival 2011
CREATION NORTHEAST 2011 was held from June 29 to July 2, 2011 at the Agape Farm near Mt. Union, Pennsylvania. The farm has become a second home to th...
»Worship Fuels All These Sons & Daughters
Leslie Jordan has been leading worship since age 14, both in her own church and for churches and conferences across the United States. She graduated ...
»#17 - Put Your Love Glasses On
God, give us grace to see all things, to see man's heart the way you see, we've gotta get that vision--love vision. --Beckah Shae, #putyourloveglasse...
»#21 - Hanging Out in the Summertime
As the summer heats up, bands are staying busy with lots of travel, lots of new releases and new developments, and a lot of tweets detailing every st...
»#236 - "I Lift My Hands" by Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin recently returned with his much-anticipated new album And If Our God Is For Us... which features the hit song "I Will Follow...
»#234 - "The Only Song" by Blessid Union of Souls
Blessid Union of Souls exploded onto the music scene in 1995 with the smash hit "I Believe," which hit No. 1 in the UK, Asia and the USA--w...
»#235 - "Something in Your Eyes" by Shonlock
An important emerging voice on the new spirit-filled pop and urban scene, Deshon "Shonlock" Bullock takes his sonic inspiration from R...
»Abandon Gains Control On New Album
In the two years since Abandon's Forefront Records debut Searchlights, the San Antonio-based band scored a Dove nomination, throngs of critical accla...
»#233 - "You Are My Shepherd" by Tricia Brock
Tricia Brock is known for her high-energy, positive pop as frontwoman of the band Superchick; her first solo effort, The Road, shows a refreshing new...
»#20 - Festivities
This week artists were busy tweeting and connecting through two of the major Christian festivals (Cornerstone and Creation Northeast). Meanwhile, it ...
»Ichthus Festival Heats Up Kentucky
Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, Kentucky holds the rather prestigious distinction of being the longest-running Christian festival around. In its 41 year...
»#232 - "Always" by Beth Williams
Beth Williams grew up in a musical family, singing in churches with her parents and two older sisters from the time she was old enough to hold a micr...
»#19 - Crossovers and Commentary
Although some artists are still working on new songs, new albums and the like, most artists are out and about having adventures--whether that means c...
»#231 - "Beauty of the Cross" by Jonny Diaz
Jonny Diaz is an artist whose mission in life is to serve the body of Christ. From the beginning of his music career, Diaz's desire has been to write...
»#230 - "Say What You Believe" by Echoing Angels
The most engaging art can come out of the most challenging personal circumstances, a concept which boldly manifests itself across Echoing Angels' sel...
»FM Static's Signal Is Still Loud and Clear
Anytime an album prompts listeners to jump in their car, crank up the stereo, hit cruise control, roll down the windows and sing-a-long loud and prou...
»#229 - "Shake Heaven" by Montell Jordan
One of the nation's fastest growing worship centers, Victory World Church is experiencing an incredible expansion, and is internationally active thr...
»#228 - "Stronger" by Mandisa
Often an artist's strengths inspire their best work. But for acclaimed pop-and-gospel singer Mandisa, it's her very human flaws and frailties that ga...
»#18 - Summertime Is Here
This week a lot of artists shared glimpses into their songwriting pursuits as many bands begin looking forward to their next releases. Meanwhile, a f...
»#227 - "Waiting Here For You" by Christy Nockels
More than 20,000 university-aged students converged on Atlanta, Ga. the first week of January 2011 for the Passion Conference four days of worship, t...
»Music Just the Beginning for Echoing Angels
The most engaging art can come out of the most challenging personal circumstances, a concept which boldly manifests itself across Echoing Angels' sel...
»#226 - "Straight to Your Heart" by MIKESCHAIR
The origins of MIKESCHAIR took place in a freshman guy's dorm room one night at Belmont University in Nashville. The band's peculiar name begs for an...
»#225 - "Galaxies" by Owl City
Owl City's Adam Young--a 24-year-old small-town Minnesotan who had never been on an airplane until two years ago--has experienced many extraordinary ...
»#224 - "Constant" by House Of Heroes
Suburba by House of Heroes is hooky, ambitious, and dripping with honest, candid emotion. This is what a rock record is supposed to sound like. This ...
»#17 - Music Can Show Up Just About Anywhere
In addition to several live releases this week, Christian music showed up in some unusual places--both on TV and on the news--thanks to some creative...
»#16 - Outcast
So just throw me out for not fitting in, I will stand my ground and be an outcast. --"Outcast" by Kerrie Roberts, from the album Kerrie Ro...
»Tim Hughes Keeps On Shining
Depending on how you look at it, not much has changed for Tim Hughes. He is today--as he ever was--just a guy with a guitar who does what he can to h...
»Building 429 Is All Ears
After nearly a decade in the national spotlight, Building 429 has teamed with Provident Music Group for their fifth album, Listen To The Sound. It re...
»#16 - Far and Away
Lots of artists were on the move this week, using their tweets to stay connected as they toured, went on mission trips, and traveled for the sake of ...
»#223 - "Anchor" by Satellites & Sirens
Life, in general, is noise, says Geoff Hunker, lead singer and founder of Satellites & Sirens. And we busy ourselves so much that a lot of times we m...
»#222 - "Through Your Eyes" by Worth Dying For
With a mission to be not just a band, but a youth movement that can shake generations, rock-infused worshipers Worth Dying For released its newest pr...
»#221 - "Last Train Home" by FM Static
FM Static returns with My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!, which finds primary figureheads Trevor McNevan and Steve Augustine (both of Thousan...
»#15 - Marketing Maneuvers
This week was busy with news of upcoming releases (with the artists employing twitter for some unique advertising techniques), stories from the road,...
»#220 - "One True God" by Newsong
Nobody does tours like NewSong. When the group introduced its annual "Winter Jam Tour Spectacular" in 1995, NewSong started to change the p...
»#219 - "You Are God" by Andy Kirk
Andy Kirk's much anticipated 1CN Records debut release, Wake Up My Soul, recently hit stores and radio stations across the nation. The title of Ki...
»#218 - "Be My Everything" by Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee is a passionate worship leader with a heart to lead people into the presence of a holy God. He is the co-writer to the songs Jesus I Sur...
»Creation Festival Heats Up The Summer Once Again
CREATION NORTHEAST 2011 will be held June 29 to July 2, 2011 at the Agape Farm near Mt. Union, Pennsylvania. The farm has become a second home to the...
»#14 - Rapture Ruckus
Mary's taking a week off, so I had the great opportunity to trek the Twittersphere in search of greatness of up to 140 characters. There wasn't a lot...
»#217 - "Everything I Need" by Kutless
It Is Well (Expanded Edition) was released last October. It is Kutless' follow up album to the gold-selling worship release Strong Tower. It Is Wel...
»#216 - "Feel it in Your Heart" by Abandon
In the two years since Abandon's Forefront Records debut Searchlights, the San Antonio-based band scored a Dove nomination, tons of critical acclaim...
»#215 - "7 x 70" by Chris August
Fervent Records' red-hot debut artist Chris August proved why he is quickly becoming a favorite in the genre at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards earning a...
»#214 - "Dancing in the Minefields" by Andrew Peterson
Over the last 10 years, Andrew Peterson has quietly carved out a niche for himself as one of the most thoughtful, poetic, and lyrical songwriters of ...
»#13 - Catch of the Day
From fish tales to free songs, boy bands to principals on planes, your favorite artists provided yet another week of entertainment in 140 characters ...
»#12 - Ordinarily Extraordinary
This week the Twitterverse was busy with tour stories, celebrations of unusual holidays, and some interesting deviations from typical professions. A...
»#213 - "Listen to the Sound" by Building 429
The title track from rock band Building 429's latest album, Listen to the Sound, has quickly made an impression with fans, who have embraced the song...
»A Night With Kristian Stanfill
Dove Award nominee Kristian Stanfill performed at the Pittsburgh East Community Church on April 15, 2011. This was the same place where I covered Kut...
»#212 - "Heaven Come My Way" by Abandon Kansas
If you ask Abandon Kansas frontman Jeremy Spring what motivates him and his band, you may be shocked at the answer. The answer to that question lies ...
»#211 - "As For Me and My House" by John Waller
John Waller--the artist who touched the world with the gripping single "While I'm Waiting" from the motion picture "Fireproof"--i...
»#210 - "How Emptiness Sings" by Christa Wells
Known for her unusually poignant, poetic and honest songwriting, Indie-pop artist Christa Wells released her highly anticipated second solo album, Ho...
»#11 - When It Rains...
This week in the Twitterverse, an unusual number of bands filmed or released new music videos, spreading the news through their followers. Meanwhile,...
»A Night With Jars Of Clay & Friends On The Shelter Tour
Just a short time after finishing the 2011 Rock and Worship Roadshow with Mercy Me, Jars of Clay were back at it, launching their own tour. Joined by...
»#209 - "Death in His Grave" by John Mark McMillan
The North Carolina native John Mark McMillan, whose music has been described as "gutsy, poetic rock 'n' roll," has already built a faithful...
»Highlights From The 42nd Annual Dove Awards
The 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards were handed out Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the historic Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA. I had the...
»#10 - Doves and Other Birds
The Twitterverse was even busier than usual this past week due to the 2011 GMA Dove Awards. The biggest night in Christian music kept artists tweetin...
»#208 - "The Wall" by Josh White
In the spring of 2009, Josh White decided to take a huge step of faith. Previously the lead singer of the band Telecast, White quickly became a churc...
»#207 - "I Am New" by Jason Gray
Singer-songwriter Jason Gray has an uncanny ability to absorb images, emotions and truths from a variety of sources--theology, literature, relationsh...
»#9 - Record Breaking News
With plenty of chatter about new albums and videos, reflections on past tours and songs, summer plans and the everyday excitement of touring, it's sa...
»Shedding Some Light on Luminate
While many signs led to the formation of Luminate, the path to where they are today wasn't always clear. It was during the writing and recording of L...
»#15 - L.A.
You don't have to walk the line to get the call, you don't have to be afraid against the wall, and you don't have to live in L.A. to be beautiful. --...
»#206 - "I Love You" by Yancy
Twelve songs worth of praise, worship, surrender and rocking joy make up Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams, the latest release by singer/songwriter...
»Part 2 Matthew Ward Celebrates 40 Years In Ministry
...Continued From Part 1 I understand that you've been pretty busy over these last twenty-three years. What kinds of things have you been up to? Can...
»Part 1 Matthew Ward Celebrates 40 Years In Ministry
Matthew Ward is an icon of Christian music. A pioneer of the genre, first known as Jesus Music, he is one of the reasons that you are sitting here su...
»The Threads Of Holly Starr's Tapestry
Raised on a farm in the small town of Quincy, Washington, Holly Starr is not afraid of hard work. In fact, the farm girl in Starr much prefers the di...
»For Blessid Union Of Souls, The Mission Field Is Home
Blessid Union of Souls has become one of this generation's most beloved and consistent pop-rock groups. With gold and platinum records and chart topp...
»#205 - "Blessings" by Laura Story
There's no denying some of the blessings in Laura Story's life. She wrote the No. 1 worship hit Indescribable recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, marri...
»#204 - "Surrounded" by Tidewater
The Seas We Sail, the debut full-length album from Tidewater, will be released April 12, 2011, available exclusively at iTunes and other digital out...
»#8 - Life, Music and Jedi
This week was a full one in the Christian music Twitterverse with new releases, band lineup changes, and an unusual concentration of Star Wars-relate...
»Soul Surfer The Inspiring True Story Of Bethany Hamilton
The following is a partner review from our friends at ChristianMusicReview.org. Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamil...
»Passion Stirs Kristian Stanfill
More than 20,000 university-aged students converged on Atlanta, Ga. January 1-4, 2011. The four-day event centers on worship, teaching and encounters...
»#203 - "Your Great Name" by Natalie Grant
Natalie Grant wears a lot of hats. She's a powerhouse vocalist, social activist (and founder of the Home Foundation to rescue victims of human traffi...
»#7 - Even Musicians Need Help Sometimes
This past week, your favorite Christian artists were doing what they're known to do in the twitterverse post pics, talk about albums and tours, wax p...
»A Night With Jeremy Camp and Aaron Gillespie
Jeremy Camp has been touring in support of his 2010 release We Cry Out, welcoming multiple less-known worship acts to open for him. On March 26, 2011...
»Francesca Battistelli Hanging By A Moment
A lot has changed for Francesca Battistelli since she released her 2008 hit debut album, My Paper Heart. She married percussionist Matthew Goodwin, g...
»#202 - "Lay Down My Life" and "You Love Me Anyway" by Sidewalk Prophets
Sidewalk Prophets initially made a name for themselves at Indiana's Anderson University where frontmen and main songwriters Dave Frey and Ben McDonal...
»#201 - "Way Beyond Myself" by Newsboys
Combine the strengths of two super groups that have sold millions of records, achieved an astounding number of #1 radio hits and received numerous Do...
»The Reeducation of Aaron Gillespie
Indeed, whether or not you know him by name yet, Aaron Gillespie is already one of the most dynamic, outspoken, and visible artists in Christian musi...
»#6 - What's In A Name?
A lot of names flew around the Twitterverse this week, as Christian musicians named new projects and new babies. They also got city names confused, a...
»Scouting The 2011 Dove Awards - Part 4
The Oscars are long over, March Madness is coming to an abrupt close, and the upcoming NFL Draft seems like a snooze given the fact that no one will ...
»Testimonies, Stories Drive the Know Hope Collective
Hope—the feeling that events will turn out for the best—can be hard to sustain when you lose your livelihood, lose a relationship, or wit...
»#200 - "How Great is the Love" by Meredith Andrews & Paul Baloche
Meredith Andrews, a worship leader since high school, currently serves at Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. She is passionate about ...
»A Night With Chris Tomlin and Rend Collective Experiment
If you like praise & worship, don't hesitate to attend the current And If Our God Is For Us…tour featuring Rend Collective Experiment and Chri...
»#199 - "Closer" by Shawn McDonald
After tremendous indie success in the Pacific Northwest, Shawn McDonald entered the national scene in 2004 with Simply Nothing. The singer/songwriter...
»#198 - "Change in the Making" by Addison Road
To be truly human is to be in community, sharing our lives with one another. Our stories are threads woven together to tell the story of God's redemp...
»Scouting The 2011 Dove Awards - Part 3
Your March Madness bracket busted in round one, and you're looking for something else to obsess over. What to do? Well, the Dove Awards are a slam-du...
»#5 - Crazy Collabos
From phenomenal tour-ending team-ups to candy impersonations, Christian musicians certainly had a lot to tweet about this week. As always, if you'd ...
»#4 - Rallying to the Cause
This week, Christian artists tweeted through new releases, touring, their favorite causes and more, before collectively reacting to the devastation i...
»Scouting The 2011 Dove Awards - Part 2
The Oscars have come and gone, and so what awards show can you obsess about now? The Dove Awards, of course! That's right, the Gospel Music Associati...
»#197 - "Control" by JJ Heller
The first thing you notice about JJ Heller is a wide grin that stretches across her face and welcomes you in as a friend, whether you've known her fo...
»Hawk Nelson Punk Tested, Mother Approved
Every coin has two sides heads and tails. Both are necessary to the value of the coin. Neither is more important than the other. So it is with Tooth ...
»Josh Wilson From the Airport to the Stage to the Slums
Hard work and seeking answers became a passion for young singer/songwriter Josh Wilson, and his songs have become richer as a result. In the two year...
»#196 - "Undertow" by Holly Starr
Raised on a farm in the small town of Quincy, Wash., Holly Starr is not afraid of hard work. In fact, the farm girl in Starr much prefers the dirt an...
»#195 - "Beautiful" by MercyMe
One of my top 10 albums of 2010, and my favorite overall album by the Texas-based adult contemporary band MercyMe, is their latest project, The Gener...
»Scouting The 2011 Dove Awards - Part 1
The Oscars have come and gone, and so what awards show can you obsess about now? The Dove Awards, of course! That's right, the Gospel Music Associati...
»#194 - "Restless" by Audrey Assad
Singer/songwriter Audrey Assad, originally from New Jersey and most recently Florida, weaves her captivating voice into a thread of contemplative yet...
»"2 Friends" Tour Part 1 Amy Grant's Looming Legacy
I had the amazing opportunity to attend the final show of the sold-out 2 Friends Tour with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith at American Music Theatre i...
»"2 Friends" Tour Part 2 Smitty's Musical Journey
I had the amazing opportunity to attend the final show of the sold-out 2 Friends Tour with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith at American Music Theatre i...
»A Night With Matthew West And Josh Wilson
I've had the opportunity to attend many concerts throughout the years. Nearly every time, I come away with a greater appreciation of the artists' mus...
»#3 - New Projects, Pranks & Encouraging Words
This week was full of studio updates, busy touring and a surprising amount of artists having their identities confused. As always, if you'd like to k...
»#193 - "This Is The Stuff" by Francesca Battistelli
After erupting onto the music scene, Francesca Battistelli is breaking multiple records as her radio singles rocket up the Christian charts. Francesc...
»Music and Meaning Rule this 'Empire'
Sometimes the most compelling art can come from life's greatest struggles, which in the case of Tooth & Nail newcomers I Am Empire, only added fuel t...
»#14 - We Remember
Your story burns upon our hearts, a beautiful and binding scar, forever we will, forever will think of You… -Newsboys, We Remember, from the a...
»#192 - "Build Us Back" by Know Hope Collective
After a three-year departure, Audio Adrenaline lead singer Mark Stuart and bassist Will McGinniss return with some of their favorite emerging voices ...
»#2 - In The Studio, On The Road and Nerdy Math Jokes
This week, twitter was busy with news of upcoming releases and Spring tours. Let's dive in to see what the artists were tweeting about during the pas...
»#1 - New Prizes, Projects and Parents
An Introduction By NRT Founder, Kevin McNeese Twitter has quickly emerged as a powerful social networking tool used by millions around the world, inc...
»#191 - "I Refuse" by Josh Wilson
Sparrow Records' critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Josh Wilson, released his third album, See You, on Feb. 8. This is the follow-up to his accl...
»Parachute Band Loving Beyond the Music
The Parachute Band spends most of the year living out of suitcases, trekking to churches and events around the globe. Musically, their sound is fresh...
»#190 - "Furious" by Bethel Live
Bethel Music is proud to present its latest live album, Be Lifted High – a sonically and lyrically refreshing work where God is exalted and His...
»Jaci Velasquez Prepares A New Year
Jaci Velasquez juggles for a living. The 31-year-old Latin pop artist has to. She's currently finishing up her latest album, Diamond, starring in two...
»The Upside-Down Rebirth of Hillsong United
Hillsong United, the "next generation" worship movement out of Sydney's Hillsong Church, got its name from the times when the middle school...
»#189 - "Manifesto" by The City Harmonic
When listening to The City Harmonic, you instinctively turn up the volume and join the chorus as the music dynamically bounces from sparse intimacy t...
»RED Face-Finding and Face-Melting
Essential Records' two time GRAMMY-nominated hard rock outfit RED packs a potent sonic punch on its third project, Until We Have Faces, a record that...
»#188 - "Movements" by Rend Collective Experiment
Hailing from Bangor, Northern Ireland, Rend Collective Experiment's acclaim began at home as a movement of 20-somethings that has now begun to spread...
»#187 - "SMS (Shine)" by David Crowder Band
David Crowder Band, the highly accessible worship group from Waco, last year released their most innovative effort to date, Church Music. Packed full...
»Kathryn Scott Still Hungry After All These Years
New from the writer of At The Foot Of The Cross and I Belong, We Still Believe features Northern Ireland's Kathryn Scott in an amazing night of worsh...
»This Is The Slam Toby And Co. Rock Portland
Three very different artists slammed the Theatre in the Clouds at the Rose Garden on Saturday, Jan. 29, during the Portland, Ore. stop of the Winter ...
»#186 - "Crazy Love" by Hawk Nelson
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