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  • Tasha Layton's New Single Marks Her Second Consecutive Top 10 Single
    on July 29, 2021 at 1:00 am

    "Look What You've Done," the latest single from BEC Recordings' powerhouse vocalist Tasha Layton, is officially one of the summer's biggest hits, landing at #8 on Billboard's Christian AC Indicator chart this week. Penned by Layton, Matthew West, AJ Pruis, and Keith Everette Smith, the track marks Layton's second consecutive Top 10 single within a year. "Hearing how 'Look What You've Done' has ministered to the hearts of listeners has been overwhelming," Layton shares. "Although the song reflects my testimony, it has resonated as a testimony for so many others as well. For those who have experienced the transforming love of God, it is easy to point out where He has rescued, saved, healed, and delivered. It's an anthem of praise for what God has done and an encouraging proclamation of what He will continue to do. And it is because He proves Himself time and[...]

  • Jekalyn Carr Launches Beauty Company
    on July 29, 2021 at 1:00 am

    This week on social media, Gospel artist Jekalyn Carr announced that she's launching a new beauty company called Jekalyn Beauty. "I have always loved making people look and feel good," Jekalyn shared. "When I was younger, I loved playing in makeup. As I grew older, I began doing makeovers for my family and friends. I am thrilled to share a dream of mine, along with my love for fashion and beauty." She also shared that the first product she'll be releasing is a perfume fragrance called Jekalyn. For Her. The perfume will be available for purchase tonight at midnight. For more information and to purchase, click here.[...]

  • Jet Trouble Announces Upcoming Single
    on July 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    It was recently announced that Jet Trouble will be releasing a new single this Friday titled "However" which will feature the CHH icon nobigdyl. This is the first time Jet Trouble has returned to his hip-hop roots since his album Son Of '61 in 2018. In June, Jet released a new song called "Heroes," and the lyric video for the song is out now. Jet also shared that he's currently working on a new album. Keep an eye out on NewReleaseToday.com or follow him on social media to stay up-to-date on his latest projects.[...]

  • Journey Worship Co. Releases New Single
    on July 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Journey Worship Co. just released their fourth and final single before their upcoming debut live album. "Precious Jesus" is a raw, contemplative song that points to Jesus. When writing the song, one of the writer's worship mentors had just tragically taken his own life. In the wake of that devastating news, "Precious Jesus" came to life. The heart behind the song is that if Jesus can calm seas, He can bring peace to us. If He can conquer death, He can sustain us in whatever we're facing. Journey Worship Co. has also been producing video content. The band recently released the music video for their song "Come to the Lord." The song is a modern hymn, and the music video was appropriately shot in the beautiful Wightman Chapel in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Other artists such as Crowder, Andrew Peterson, and Taylor Swift have also[...]

  • Lecrae Explains His Tattoos
    on July 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    In a recent YouTube video, Lecrae showed fans his tattoos and explained their meanings. He showed off his 116 tattoo, the hip-hop group that Lecrae is part of alongside Reach Records artists like Tedashii, Andy Mineo, and Hulvey. "These 116 tattoos have become international," Lecrae shared in the video. "They pop up all around the world. In Africa, everywhere." He also shared the Biblical meanings behind some of his tattoos. He showed fans a tattoo he has of Jonah coming out of the mouth of the whale and a few cross tattoos he has. Lecrae has been active on YouTube lately and has been posting weekly videos. You can subscribe to his channel by clicking here and watch his latest video here.[...]

  • Project 86 Launch Crowdfunding Campaign
    on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 am

    The 25-year-old rock band Project 86 has announced their final album. Through a campaign titled The Final Chapter with a goal of $60,000, they're calling on fans to help them meet financial goals. The band says that they can't start making the album until they meet their goal. This will be the band's 11th studio album and their second that they've crowdfunded. The first time they did a crowdfunding campaign was for their 10th album, Sheep Among Wolves. This time the band is raising money through Patreon with memberships starting at $10. The band also has preorders for the record available here. "We are officially announcing the final Project 86 album. It's time," the band shared on their website. "The final chapter is upon us. This is it. There is no way to put into words what the last 25 years[...]

  • 'The Chosen' Considers New Christmas Special for 2021
    on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 am

    In a recent interview with The Chosen's Elizabeth Tabish (Mary Magdalene), Elizabeth gave NewReleaseToday an inside look at some upcoming projects. She shared that The Chosen is considering doing a new Christmas special for 2021, and the scripts are in progress for the third season of the show. "I heard some rumors of The Chosen doing another Christmas special this December," Elizabeth shared. "I don't know the specific details of season three, but I think we're doing it pretty soon, within the next year. Dallas [Jenkins] mentioned that he's working through the scripts, so hopefully, we get to film it sooner rather than later." Elizabeth also talked with NewReleaseToday about what it's been like portraying Mary Magdalene and the character development she went through in season two. For more information about The Chosen, click here. You can watch our interview with Elizabeth[...]

  • Lauren Daigle Announces Upcoming Single
    on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Christian mainstay Lauren Daigle has announced the release of her latest single, "Tremble." The live recorded worship-infused track will be out on August 6, followed by the studio version release on August 27. "I've been performing this song for a few years now, holding on until the right moment to share it with the world," Lauren shared in an email to her fans. "I've always had a special connection with this song performing it live so that's the version you'll hear first on August 6 before we release the studio version on August 27!!" "Tremble" will be the follow-up to her fifth No. 1 single, "Hold On To Me" and her EDM collab with Petey Martin, "Come Back Home." In addition, Lauren will be touring this fall on her world tour at the dates listed below. Click here to get tickets.[...]

  • Unspoken Announces Fall Tour
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Recently announced in an Instagram post, Unspoken will be going on tour this September for the Say The Word Tour. Accompanying the band will be Josh Wilson and comedian Mickey Bell. This tour will only have a few dates, so it's suggested to buy your tickets now before they sell out. The band encourages fans to "bring your family and friends for a night of music, inspiration, and hilarious comedy." You can buy tickets here for the following locations September 16 Magnolia, AR September 17 Mountain Home, AR September 18 Paragould, AR September 25 Grove, OK October 1 Otisville, MI October 2 Collinsville, IL October 3 Greenwood, IN[...]

  • Shawn Mendes Encounters Jesus Through A Maverick City Song
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Recently in an interview with Man Enough podcast, pop icon Shawn Mendes talked about encountering Jesus through a Maverick City Music song. He shared that he grew up as an atheist but is starting to encounter God through music. "I grew up more or less atheist, and now I'm becoming much more spiritual," Shawn said. "I was watching Maverick City singing about Jesus, and I just started crying my eyes out. He went on to say that he grew up believing that Jesus was "fanatic, not science, and not the truth." And now it "feels like home because of this song." There has been a rise in mainstream artists coming to Jesus, and we ask that you join us in praying for them. You can read our article about mainstream artists making faith-based music by clicking here.[...]

  • Travis Greene to Release New Album
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Chart-topper Travis Greene continues to deliver the unexpected as he gears up to release his album Oil Water on August 20. Greene recently released the title track "Oil & Water" (feat. Anthony Hamilton), which is available as an instant grat track with album pre-order now. Two other tracks, "Hold On Me (feat. Kirk Franklin and John P. Kee)" and "Easter (feat. Todd Dulaney)," are also available instantly with album pre-order at digital music providers. In the official music video for "Oil & Water," Travis Greene celebrates God's never-ending love, like an outpouring of oil and flowing like water, on the guitar-driven title track. Writing and producing on every track, Greene shares a joyful celebration of the hope and abundance found in God's love. Crafting a refreshing mix of modern sounds and rich harmonies, his album includes additional featured appearances from Tasha Cobbs[...]

  • for KING & COUNTRY Announces 2021 Christmas Tour
    on July 25, 2021 at 1:00 am

    This weekend, for KING & COUNTRY announced their 2021 A Drummer Boy Christmas tour. The 14-city tour will be starting this November and will be ending in December with a special concert and live stream at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. "It's the most wonderful time of the year.... and one of our favorite shows to perform," for KING & COUNTRY shared. "We're thrilled to be bringing A Drummer Boy Christmas to you, in person and indoors for the very first time. We'll be bringing the lights, the stage, and all the holiday cheer. And in the spirit of giving, we'll be supporting our friends at The Salvation Army to help families in need throughout the tour. Looking forward to ringing in this Christmas season with you!" Tickets will be going on sale on July 30. You[...]

  • Jonathan Cain Releases New Single
    on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain globally released his first solo single of 2021, "Oh Lord Lead Us" from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The single and companion video that premiered this weekend from Ultimate Classic Rock are from Cain's upcoming and sixth solo album and continues this iconic artist's offerings of faith-inspired new music. Produced by Cain, mixed by David Kalmusky, mastered by GRAMMY Award-winning Adam Ayan, and featuring Journey background vocalist Jason Derlatka lifting the chorus into the stratosphere, "Oh Lord Lead Us" was recorded at Cain's state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville with select parts done remotely due to the pandemic. Leading worship weekly at his church, City Of Destiny, where his wife, Paula White-Cain, is the Senior Pastor, Cain was looking for a song to engage the congregation in the New Year.[...]

  • Phil Thompson Drops New Album
    on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Phil Thompson's new 11-track album Lion of Judah is out now. His music video for "Redeeming the Years," also dropped, and it can be viewed by clicking here. It was in 2017 when Phil Thompson stepped forward from behind the songwriting pen and committed to one goal worship. Since then, the Gospel and worship artist has crisscrossed the globe worshipping throughout Ghana, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, and the U.S., and with the songs found on Lion Of Judah, he is still sharing the same heart of passionate devotion with the world. Writing these songs on the hope and faith rising out of the ashes of the past year, Lion Of Judah is his response to the anxiety and troubles that we all face and reminding the body of Christ of the solid hope found in Jesus.[...]

  • Cross Point Music Drops New Album
    on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Nashville's Cross Point Music released their debut LP, Never Going Back, this week from Centricity Music. Written and recorded by this collective of nearly 400 volunteer musicians, vocalists, and songwriters anchored by worship leaders Mike Grayson and Cheryl Stark, the new seven-song LP is available now at digital and streaming outlets everywhere. Written and recorded during the incredibly tough pandemic season that began right after their main downtown Nashville church campus was largely destroyed by a tornado, Never Going Back is the result of the Cross Point Music team realizing that God has been moving them forward even as the world seemed to stop. "We have learned so much about worship and who God is that we never want to go back," affirms Grayson. "We all learned how to worship again from a place of 'I've got nothing but me and my room.' No stage,[...]

  • The Protest Releases New Single
    on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    The Protest has released a raucous, rock-show-ready anthem with their new single "Show Up to the Showdown." The track is a blistering announcement of their upcoming Death Stare EP, due out August 27. Listen to "Show Up to the Showdown" by clicking here. "To win a battle, you have to show up," The Protest says of the powerhouse song. "It's about never backing down, standing your ground. Keep pushing on, and you WILL make it through, no matter what!" "Show Up to the Showdown" launched with an accompanying music video, a colorful, cinematic piece that shows the band members in a variety of showdowns. "The video is the most ambitious idea we've ever come up with," the band offers. "The concept is that we as people are going to lose a lot in life. As you see in the video, we lose a[...]

  • Steven Malcolm Releases New EP
    on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Recording artist Steven Malcolm is responding to the chaos of the modern moment with his new EP All Is True. All Is True is a collection of message-driven rap songs that double down on his talents as a hip-hop icon, genre-bender, and street-smart storyteller. Listen to All Is True by clicking here. "In a world full of fake news, controlled narratives, and layers of lies, I want to be known as that artist who brings nothing but the truth," says Malcolm, who recorded the EP's five tracks during a global pandemic that brought his touring schedule to a halt. Working with Grammy-winning producer Street Symphony and the hip-hop production team Track Or Die, he crafted an autobiographical record that's both honest and hard-hitting, with lyrics that turn his personal experience into universal songs about creativity, faith, and fidelity. The atmospheric title track turns[...]

  • Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill Announce Upcoming Book
    on July 23, 2021 at 1:00 am

    "I dare you," writes acclaimed Christian music artist Natalie Grant and renowned author and speaker Charlotte Gambill in their forthcoming book, Dare to Be God Is Able. Are You Willing? "The challenge that I dare you presents is one we all respond to differently," they continue. "Some see it as an opportunity to prove themselves, others hear it as a challenge to their competence. Yet it's often the 'I dare you' moments that push us beyond where comfort could keep us and the familiar would fence us in." Inspiring readers to step into the fullness God designed for them, Natalie and Charlotte challenge readers to re-embrace those "I dare you" moments, which were so prevalent in childhood, and dare yet again to unlock their full potential with childlike excitement and biblical courage. Dare to Be will be releasing on September 7 with Harvest House Publishers. Dare to[...]

  • Rick Lee James Releases New Single
    on July 23, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Acclaimed singer/songwriter and author Rick Lee James returns with his second single of the summer--the thought-provoking "Shine A Light In The Darkness," out today. The upbeat, guitar-driven track penned by James offers a challenging, yet hopeful, message for Christians in deeply divided times. "The verses reflect Jesus' command to the Church to stand firmly on the Truth, to not give in to fear, and to be bearers of the Light," James explains of the song's theme. "The chorus was inspired by the famous Peace Prayer of St. Francis, asking the Lord to make us instruments of His peace." "We are in such divisive times, and I believe the Church has a great opportunity to be countercultural if we will embody radical Christ-like grace," he adds. "Ultimately 'Shine A Light In The Darkness' is a message from Jesus to all of us--I included--to be what we[...]

  • Laura Story Releases New Book
    on July 23, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Earlier this month, Christian recording artist Laura Story released a new book titled So Long, Normal Living and Loving the Free Fall of Faith. "I gave up my pursuit of normal a long time ago," Laura writes. "Surprisingly, I can say this without shame or regret." Not only was she terrible at trying to be normal, she confesses, but somewhere along the way she realized that "normal" was a vapor. "Whenever it appeared within reach, I was unable to grasp it." The unattainability of it made her realize that if she did achieve some semblance of normal, she might actually be bending low, settling for something less. "But what if God has designed me not to bend down low but to stretch up and reach for the stars?" she asks. "Not that normal is bad, but why should you or I settle for normal when we've[...]

  • Danny Gokey Announces Fall Tour
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Today on social media, Danny Gokey announced that he will be heading out on the road this fall with Colton Dixon for the Stand In Faith Tour. "I can't wait to see your smiling faces & finally share music from my new album Jesus People, along with favorites that you know and love," Danny shared. "It's a brand new show, and we're gonna have a blast!" Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Friday, July 30. The pre-sale code will be announced that morning on Danny's Facebook page. A list of tour dates is below. September 30 Lafayette, LA October 1 Pensacola, FL October 2 Huntsville, AL October 3 Warner Robins, GA October 7 Odessa, TX October 8 Wichita Falls, TX October 10 Houston, TX October 21 Buffalo, NY October 22 Pittsburgh, PA October[...]

  • Phinehas Announces Upcoming Album
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Christian metalcore band Phinehas recently announced their fifth studio album. The album will be titled The Fire Itself and will be releasing on August 27. The band accompanied the announcement by dropping their first single, "In the Night." This will be the band's second record release with Solid State Records, after previously being with Artery Records and Red Cord Records. You can pre-order The Fire Itself by clicking here. "The Fire Itself, our newest album, is available for pre-order now and will be out everywhere on August 27," the band shared. "Physical pre-orders are live now with a ton of merch options, vinyl, CDs, and a deluxe digital edition featuring instrumentals and guitar stems." Fans have come to love Phinehas through their ten years together as a band. Phinehas has quickly become one of the best and well-known metalcore bands in both mainstream and Christian[...]

  • NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Upcoming Documentary
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Recently, NEEDTOBREATHE shared that they will be releasing a documentary this fall called Into The Mystery The Film. The documentary will take fans behind the scenes of the making of NEEDTOBREATHE's eighth studio album. In a Deadline article, it was announced that Greenwich Entertainment will be distributing the film. "We're excited to share that we've teamed up with Greenwich Entertainment to release Into The Mystery The Film," NEEDTOBREATHE posted on social media. "More to come next week!" NEEDTOBREATHE has been busy gearing up for the release of their album Into The Mystery. The band recently announced the Into The Mystery block party, which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on July 31. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE will be touring this fall with Switchfoot and The New Respects. For more information and tickets, click here.[...]

  • Fit For A King and August Burns Red Collaborate on New EP
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Metalcore bands Fit For A King and August Burns Red have collaborated on a new 4-song EP titled Guardians of The Path. The name is a play on words based on the titles of both of the bands' previous albums. Fit For A King's The Path and August Burns Red's Guardian. Vocalists Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) and Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King) trade places on the EP, each covering two favorites from the other's catalog of songs. You can listen to the EP now by clicking here. Both bands are also on tour on the Leveler 10th Anniversary Tour. For more information and tickets, click here.[...]

  • VIDEO PREMIERE For The Fatherless Never A Day
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    For The Fatherless, featuring husband and wife singer/songwriters, Brian & Christa Yak, have released a new acoutic video for "Never A Day" from their new 4-song EP title, Poetry. The video is premiering today on NewReleaseToday and you can watch it below. The "Never A Day" music video is a testament to God's sustaining peace as For The Fatherless' Brian and Christa Yak grieved a miscarriage and later celebrated the birth of their son. The song holds deep personal meaning for the couple. "Some days we just need help putting one foot in front of the other and taking the next step," Brian shares. "We wrote ‘Never A Day' to remind ourselves Jesus is worth trusting and there'll never be a day or a season where we'll regret following Him by faith." Offering hope for those without an earthly[...]

  • Natasha Owens Set to Release New Album
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Christian music powerhouse Natasha Owens is returning on August 6 with her latest studio album, Stand, a 12-track testament to perseverance and empowerment that finds her reconnecting with longtime label home Radiate Music and GRAMMY-nominated and multiple Dove Award-winning producer/songwriter/fellow artist Ian Eskelin. "Through the last year or so, there has been a lot of chaos going on in our world," observes Owens. "It's incredibly easy to look around us and instantly become anxious and fearful at all that we see. But there is a hope that I have found that is stronger than the enemy that tries to intimidate us; His name is Jesus." The album's just-released lead single, "Lion," takes the chaos of the past year head-on, reminding us to move forward no matter how insurmountable one's surrounding circumstances may seem. "This song has driven me by the truth that our King[...]

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