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NF Arrives with Deeply Personal And Emotional Self Titled EP

Review Date: 08/05/2014Review By: Christopher JohnsonRelease Date: 08/05/2014 Rating: Michigan resident Nate Feurstein is certainly not new to the music scene. Much like a diamond’s creation process, the artist who raps under More »

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Jessica Morris Interviews AIRPORTS’ Aaron Lee and Nathan Moss (AUDIO)

Aussie duo AIRPORTS are Aaron Lee and Nathan Moss, and they join JesusWired contributor Jessica Morris for an interview about their latest single “Sunset” and their upcoming projects. Together, they discuss how More »

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Satellites & Sirens’ Jump Start My Heart Reaches #1 On CMW

Nashville group, Satellites & Sirens reached a first for the group this week as their single, “Jump Start My Heart” debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly chart.  The song which More »

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Disciple Launches Its “Attack” Sept. 23; First New Album In Nearly Two Years Features Dynamic New Band Line-Up

Rock band Disciple releases its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, independently worldwide through The Fuel Music Sept. 23.  The crowd-funded and 10th studio album is also the first recording More »

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Family Force 5 Makes Time Stand Still With New Album

Review Date: 8/03/14 Review By: Angel Journey Release Date: 8/05/14 Rating: Crunk rock band Family Force 5 is back stronger than ever with their newest release Time Stands Still, the band’s first More »

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Backpackers Unite, Righteouz Knight Delivers With Abstrakt Theory

Review Date: 08/05/2014 Review By: Christopher Johnson Release Date: 08/05/2014 Rating: New Jersey based Righteouz Knight has just released his follow up to Spiritual Warfare and the Prequel Mixtapes (Volumes 1 and More »

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Jessica’s Journal: The Best Shuffled Songs

Don’t you just love it when your music is on shuffle and an old song comes up? The melody takes you back in time and reminds you of different conversations, feelings and More »

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An Interview With Lexi Elisha

Lexi Elisha is a bright new talent on the Christian music scene. Transitioning between pop and country with amazing dexterity while maintaining a strong sense of continuity, Lexi has already assembled a More »

NF Arrives with Deeply Personal And Emotional Self Titled EP

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Review Date: 08/05/2014
Review By: Christopher Johnson
Release Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: 9 Stars (9 / 10)

Michigan resident Nate Feurstein is certainly not new to the music scene. Much like a diamond’s creation process, the artist who raps under the moniker NF has been growing his craft while dealing with multiple life events equivalent to the high temperature, high pressure events that form the aforementioned precious stone. Feurstein has dealt with physical abuse and the tragic loss of his mother to suicide. Thankfully, God has fulfilled his promise of never forsaking his children and helped NF through it all. That we all get to experience the resilient, awe inspiring gem that is the end result of the metamorphosis is an added bonus for the rest of us.

The self titled EP is six tracks deep, all produced by Tommee Profitt. NF takes on verse and melody responsibilities and delivers a masterpiece in the process. He spits bars throughout with a passion and fury rarely found with most emcees. The buy-in to his thoughts is both immediate and unwavering. NF follows that skill set up with an equally impressive command of the melodic control and delivery required for the choruses that he also provides.

Jessica Morris Interviews AIRPORTS’ Aaron Lee and Nathan Moss (AUDIO)

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Aussie duo AIRPORTS are Aaron Lee and Nathan Moss, and they join JesusWired contributor Jessica Morris for an interview about their latest single “Sunset” and their upcoming projects. Together, they discuss how the group formed, the unique method in which they create music and what drives them to deliver a message of hope. AIRPORTS’ just signed to Parachute Music NZ and their new single “Sunset” is available for free download now (see below).

Download your FREE copy of “Sunset:

Read my review of “Somewhere Else” here.

Pick up “Somewhere Else” on iTunesAmazonMP3 or Google Play

Buy “Stellar/Dive”:
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Satellites & Sirens’ Jump Start My Heart Reaches #1 On CMW

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Nashville group, Satellites & Sirens reached a first for the group this week as their single, “Jump Start My Heart” debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly chart.  The song which has been on the charts for over 22 weeks now, and 23 weeks on Billboard’s Hot AC / CHR chart peaking as high as #5, have given their debut album, One Noise, new found attention with their fan base.

We are happy that Jump Start…is doing so well,” says frontman, Geoff Hunker. “We never thought we’d see it get here but we are so thankful that God has blessed us.

Disciple Launches Its “Attack” Sept. 23; First New Album In Nearly Two Years Features Dynamic New Band Line-Up

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Rock band Disciple releases its first new album in nearly two years, Attack, independently worldwide through The Fuel Music Sept. 23.  The crowd-funded and 10th studio album is also the first recording featuring front man, founding member and band leader Kevin Young’s newly formed powerhouse line-up.  Writing, recording and touring with Young are four new Disciple members, but established musicians in their own right: Josiah Prince from Philmont and Andrew Stanton from I Am Empire on guitars, Jason Wilkes from High Flight Society on bass and vocals, and Joey West from After Edmund on drums.

“It’s Disciple’s best lineup ever,” says Young.  “They have the perfect combination of being great players and performers, and are ridiculously talented songwriters.  One of my favorite things about these guys is that they have embraced where Disciple has been and love to play the classic songs for our fans, as well as have put every ounce of their souls into trying to take Disciple higher than we’ve ever been.  I think our fans have embraced them for that in return.”

Family Force 5 Makes Time Stand Still With New Album

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Review Date: 8/03/14
Review By: Angel Journey
Release Date: 8/05/14
Rating: 9.5 Stars (9.5 / 10)

Crunk rock band Family Force 5 is back stronger than ever with their newest release Time Stands Still, the band’s first full length release since 2011’s III. The Georgia natives formed in 2005 and have been churning out extremely contagious dance anthems ever since. This will be the first record without founding member Solomon “Soul Glow Activatur” Olds at the helm on vocals, with his younger brother Jacob “Crouton” Olds stepping up to the plate. Taking over the drums from Crouton is Teddy “Hollywood” Boldt, former member of Wavorly. Additional members include guitarist Derek “Chap Stique” Mount, bassist Joshua “Fatty” Olds, and synth-master Nathan “Nadaddy” Currin. Throughout this album we will hear a newer direction for FF5, and while the record definitely contains the party-pumping sound that has made them famous and addictive, we will hear the band insert in lighter, almost worshipful tones into a handful of tracks.

Dropkicking us into the album are the first couple of tracks “Sweep the Leg” and “BZRK.” They both contain all the essentials for an epic FF5 track: electrifying guitar riffs, rousing synths, dynamic rhythms, and of course an addictive catchphrase. These tracks need to be added to everyone’s pre-game mixes as they are supercharged forces of tenacity. Grabbing a lyrical snippet from “BZRK,” you hear the band pumping out the raw energy: “Pop, pop, pop like a firecracker. Crack that back like a chiropractor. I go BZRK on a daily basis.” With this track they invite another rapper to follow in the footsteps of Lecrae (“Cray Button”) and Tedashi (“Chainsaw”), as KB drops a fierce verse t0 enhance the intensity.

Backpackers Unite, Righteouz Knight Delivers With Abstrakt Theory

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Review Date: 08/05/2014
Review By: Christopher Johnson
Release Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: 10 Stars (10 / 10)

New Jersey based Righteouz Knight has just released his follow up to Spiritual Warfare and the Prequel Mixtapes (Volumes 1 and 2) entitled Abstrakt Theory. The talented emcee, producer and graphic designer has been steadily and meticulously growing his label Holy Core Records.  Paralleling the business side of things, Righteouz Knight has shown impressive musical growth and depth in his offerings since 2004 when he gave his life to the Lord.

The underground ambassador has been tirelessly promoting the release of the feature length album. After the releases of each of the three videos and two free to download tracks, the anticipation for Abstrakt Theory has been growing with a fury rivaling that of new Apple device rumors. The great thing about Righteouz Knight’s release is that you don’t have to wait in line for it, and there is much less opportunity for technical glitches.

Jessica’s Journal: The Best Shuffled Songs

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Don’t you just love it when your music is on shuffle and an old song comes up? The melody takes you back in time and reminds you of different conversations, feelings and experiences. It is easy to get caught up in the expectation of what is new; when our favorite band will be releasing new music, what their new tour will be like and so on- but there is something wonderful to be said of the moments when we are reintroduced to our old favorite tunes. It’s like embracing an old friend you haven’t seen in years. For me, these moments refuel my soul and often bring me closer to God. Here are some of my favorite old(ish) albums that qualify as the tunes which have made me who I am today. Check out my list and let me know what your favorites are in the comment section below!

An Interview With Lexi Elisha

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Lexi Elisha is a bright new talent on the Christian music scene. Transitioning between pop and country with amazing dexterity while maintaining a strong sense of continuity, Lexi has already assembled a collection of inspiring, uplifting and emotionally-infused music that will appeal to a broad spectrum of Christian music fans. I recently had the opportunity to connect with her via skype and learn more about her past, her music and about her upcoming Rope EP which releases August 5th on Noisetrade. The audio interview can be heard below, and Lexi’s video announcement about her forthcoming Rope EP can be found below that. Our review of the EP is coming soon so make sure you “Get Plugged In!” to us below so you don’t miss it.

You can purchase her Eventually EP on iTunes and Amazon.

You can view Lexi’s “I Choose Love” music video, which we exclusively premiered, here.

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Eva Kroon Pike To Wrap Up Summer with Rock The Universe Performance

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Singer/songwriter Eva Kroon Pike will soon wrap up a summer of music with two days of performances September 5 and 6 at Rock the Universe, billed as “Florida’s biggest Christian music festival.” Pike will perform at the event, which is held at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., along with Newsboys,TobyMac, Lecrae, Third Day and others. The Florida-based musician will perform music from her current CD, Love Is All About You.

Author Kayla Fioravanti Appears On WATC-TV57′s ‘This Day With BJ Arnett’

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Author and editor Kayla Fioravanti appeared as a guest on today’s broadcast of WATC-TV57′s This Day With B.J. Arnett. Fioravanti shared the story of her new release from Selah Press, 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope, Volume 1 during the popular show that airs throughout Metro Atlanta.

Gospel Rewind 08/29/14: William McDowell – I Give Myself Away

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Artist: William McDowell
Track: I Give Myself Away
Album: As We Worship Live

Earlier this week I heard an analogy that made me think about the role God plays in my life. This particular analogy centers around a car.
I’d like you to imagine your life as this car. And now I’d like you think about where Jesus is…

Gospel Rewind 08/22/14: Yolanda Adams – Open My Heart

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Artist: Yolanda Adams
Track: Open My Heart
Album: Mountain High… Valley Low

I watched a Christian film this week called What If…?
A man, Ben Walker, made a decision 15 years earlier to follow his dreams.
He followed his dreams to the big city and eventually his dreams surpassed the Lord’s dreams for him. His desires and the Lord’s were no longer one.
After a meeting with an angel who took him to the life he would’ve had if he’d remained in the Lord, Ben saw how very different his life could have been with the Lord’s guidance.
As he lived this life he found it hard to adjust, to surrender, but after a few weeks living this life, he opened up his heart to the Lord as he realized that what he was experiencing was true joy: a life filled with life. Throughout the course of this what if…? moment, Ben started to reconnect with the Lord. The life he was experiencing soon became a reality because he heard the Lord and trusted the path the Lord had for him. Ben trusted that God’s direction and God’s plans; His desires, were ultimately better than any he could have ever desired as a sole man.

Author Adam Stadtmiller Offers Praying For Your Elephant: Boldly Approaching Jesus With Radical And Audacious Prayers From David C Cook Oct 1

Author and popular pastor Adam Stadtmiller wants readers to join him on a radical journey to offer “game-changing” prayers that can re-ignite life, change the world and enhance intimacy with God.  Releasing Praying for Your Elephant: Boldly Approaching Jesus with Radical and Audacious Prayers Oct. 1 from David C Cook, Stadtmiller has written the book to not teach on the subject of prayer, but rather to challenge readers to pray.

The book is for anyone who struggles with prayer and wants to grow in their prayer life.  By chapter two, readers have been invited not only to create a list of 100 game changing prayers, but to join the author on a journey to re-imagine and re-create their life through the power of specific and persistent prayer.

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