Christian Music News

  • VIDEO PREMIERE Ernie Haase + Signature Sound We Three Kings
    on December 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    NewReleseToday is premiering Ernie Haase Signature Sound's new live video for "We Three Kings." The track appears on the quartet's first full-length holiday album in 10 years, A Jazzy Little Christmas. "One of my favorite songs on our recording, A Jazzy Little Christmas, is 'We Three Kings,' says Ernie Haase. "It was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. Hopkins wanted to be a lawyer and was on that path when he heard the call to become a priest within the Episcopal Church. He went to the General Theological Seminary in New York City and it was there that he wrote this song for a musical. It caught on and was published and heralded as the first American Christmas carol. Up until that time, most songs performed at Christmas were from the Old[...]

  • for King & Country Performs 'Little Drummer Boy' at 'CMA Country Christmas'
    on December 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Two-time GRAMMY® Award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY enraptured the "CMA Country Christmas" audience with a unique and mighty performance of "Little Drummer Boy." Today, the duo has seen their rendition of the Christmas classic dominate the iTunes charts, propelling the band to Top 10 in all three All Genre categories. The video of their performance has received over 1.7 million views, with 40 thousand total shares and counting. Click here to watch the powerful performance, which elicited a lengthy standing ovation from the CMA audience. "The love we felt onstage and backstage and through the TV last night was wonderful. Thank you," says Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY. "The reaction we've received since our performance aired is truly remarkable. What a wonderful celebration of people coming together under the banner of hope, love and peace."[...]

  • Mat Kearney and Wife Announce Second Child On the Way
    on December 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Yesterday on social media, mainstream artist Mat Kearney announced that he and his wife Annie are expecting their second child. "The Kearney clan is getting a little bigger. My heart is going to explode with [the] love I feel for these 2 wonderful ladies and our new little girl on the way," Mat shared. "Surprise! Baby Kearney 2 due in March. We are so excited," Annie posted. You can share your congratulations with the family on their social media pages.[...]

  • Skillet to Embark on Winter 2020 North American Headline Tour in Support of 'Victorious' Album
    on December 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    12-times multi-platinum rock band SKILLET are returning to the road in North America this winter in support of their tenth album Victorious, out now. Exclusively announced by LOUDWIRE, the band will embark on a headline trek, dubbed the "Victorious Tour," which kicks off on February 6 in Wichita, Kansas and runs through March 14 in Norfolk, Virginia. Joining Skillet for this tour will be From Ashes to New and Ledger, the latter of which features Skillet drummer Jen Ledger. Skillet are fresh off back-to-back, Fall 2019 co-headline North American tours with Sevendust and Alter Bridge, respectively. The band just wrapped a sold-out headline tour of Europe, as well. "The whole band is excited to play new music and meet with the fans on the 'Victorious Tour,'" says frontman John Cooper. "There's something about going out on tour, connecting with fans, and having enough time to play everyone's[...]

  • Mac Powell Requests Prayer for Wife Aimee
    on December 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    On Saturday, Mac Powell (former lead singer of Third Day, current lead singer of Mac Powell and the Family Reunion) shared on social media that his wife Aimee was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. After getting a CT scan, doctors found bleeding on her brain and believed it was an aneurysm. After having a procedure done, they confirmed the diagnosis and were able to put in coils to prevent further bleeding and rupturing. "Aimee is in a lot of pain in her head," Mac shared in an update post. "They have given her meds for it but nothing will completely help. They say the pain is going to be there. Eventually as the blood from the rupture leaves her brain it will work it's way down to the neck and then her back. She's getting a lot of rest- unfortunately, it's usually only about 10[...]

  • Sidewalk Prophets' Dave Frey and Wife Expecting First Child
    on December 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Earlier this week, Sidewalk Prophets lead singer Dave Frey shared the special announcement that he and his wife are expecting their first child. "There is always a reason to always choose JOY! We are so excited to announce our newest Great Big Family member. 2020 is gonna be a special one," the band shared. Dave and his wife Harmony shared photos standing in front of the Nashville skyline, highlighting the announcement by holding up a onesie that says "Nashville's Newest Resident." You can share your congratulations with the couple on their Facebook post.[...]

  • Colton Dixon To Perform at 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    on December 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Colton Dixon will join a melding of music, national parks, outdoor performances, and holiday cheer during the 97th National Christmas Tree Lighting. Featuring not only the official lighting of the new National Christmas Tree and timeless holiday tunes, the event is co-presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation and will take place on December 5 at the Ellipse in President's Park (White House). Hosted by country music star Jessie James Decker, Dixon, who will release new music for the first time in over two years in early 2020, will join country singer and winner of The Voice Chevel Shepherd, The United States Air Force's premier rock band Max Impact, country music artist and The Voice finalist Spensha Baker, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, the West Tennessee Youth Chorus, and "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.[...]

  • We Love Christian Music Awards Returns For Its Eighth Year, 69 Artists Nominated In 23 Categories
    on December 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    BOISE, Idaho The WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS, celebrating the best Christian artists, albums and songs from 2019, has announced all nominees in 23 categories. Public voting is now open as Christian music fans worldwide will choose the winners through January 31, 2020. The awards are once again presented by NewReleaseToday.com, the largest Christian music site online, and sponsored exclusively by returning partner, Visible Music College. Skillet and Unspoken lead the way with five nominations each, while Andy Mineo, Danny Gokey, Tenth Avenue North, We Are Messengers and new worship group Switch each captured four nominations. 62 additional artists are being recognized. "The field of artists at the top of their game this year was once again exceptional," says NewReleaseToday and We Love Awards founder, Kevin McNeese. "Fans[...]

  • Manafest Releases Fifth Single from Upcoming Album
    on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Manafest has released the fifth and final single, "Grenades," from his upcoming tenth album, This Is Not The End. The album was funded through fans on Kickstarter and is set to release in full on December 13th. Chris Greenwood, AKA Manafest, previously released the title track, "Plan for Me," "Come Back Home" and "Kamikaze." Each song so far has covered a significant theme, such as abortion or runaways, with the new single "Grenades" talking about bottled-up emotions that explode on ourselves and those around us.[...]

  • Nothing Left Releases Second Single
    on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Nothing Left has released their second single, "Choose your Side." Nothing Left's debut full-length album, Disconnected, is set to be released on December 13th. The first single from Disconnected, "Dust Into Dust," was released previously and has been well-received by fans. Nothing Left is a supergroup formed of band members from For Today, Silent Planet, and Bullet For My Pretty Boy. Their debut EP, Destroy and Rebuild, released soon after the formation of the band. Fans can preorder the album here.[...]

  • The Young Escape Unveils App
    on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    This week, The Young Escape shared that they have created an app, available now for free on the Apple App Store. "We want to add more cool things for you, so stay tuned as we continue to build this thing," the app description says. "For now you can find our music, tour dates, community, our pop-up shop, and more." The Young Escape also shared a link on the app that takes fans to a trailer for their short film about the band, slated to release soon. Keep an eye out on their YouTube page for more details to come.[...]

  • Andrew Peterson to Release Documentary Highlighting 'Behold the Lamb of God'
    on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson recently took to social media to share that he will be releasing a documentary about the twenty-year history of Behold the Lamb of God, the Christmas tour that Andrew has done every year for the past 20 years. Behold the Lamb of God is also an album from Peterson, which you'll learn more about in the documentary. The twenty-minute documentary will be included in a limited edition DVD box set, but Andrew will be premiering it early on his Facebook page for a special one-time-only viewing on Monday, December 2nd at 7pm (CST). Andrew recently released a repackaged version of his album Behold the Lamb of God, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the tour and album, which is available now on all platforms.[...]

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