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Waiting Hill’s New EP “The Long Road Home” Proves That The Limelight Is Anything But A Long Way Away

Review Date: 03/06/2015 Review By: Iain Moss Release Date: 02/24/2015 Rating: Jacob’s Well Records’ new recording artist Waiting Hill, released their new The Long Road Home EP last week. Based in Charlotte, More »

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NF’s Mansion Shows Uncommon Transparency

Review Date: 03/02/2015 Review By: Christopher Johnson Release Date: 03/31/2015 Rating: Gladwin, Michigan native Nate Feuerstein, performing as hip hop/alternative artist NF is set to release one of the industry’s rawest autobiographical More »

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I Am They Wows Fans With Debut Self-Titled Album

Review Date: 02/15/2015 Review By:  Rebekah Joy (17) Release Date: 01/23/2015 Rating:  I Am They is a 6 person worship band based in Carson City Nevada. The band got their start in More »

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SILVERSYDE Release New Casting Shadows EP

The Toledo, OH based Christian rockers SILVERSYDE released their brand new new Casting Shadows EP yesterday. SILVERSYDE share a little about the meaning behind release on their website, saying, “This album is dedicated More »

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Exclusive Blog Post: The Good In A World That’s Shaking by Yancy

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with pop/rock family and worship artist Yancy and Nashville PR to bring you an exclusive blog post from Yancy entitled “The Good In A More »

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Taylor’s Monthly Roundup – February 2015

Check it out! I haven’t completely given up on this monthly music roundup thing yet. I’m so proud of me! It’s been a good month for Christian music. There were a few highly More »

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Red Explores Beauty and Rage on New Album

Review Date: 01/24/2015 Review By: Topher P. Release Date: 02/24/2015 It’s February of an odd-numbered year, a time that many Red fans have grown accustomed to witnessing the release of a new full-length. More »

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Lexi Elisha Shares Her Heart In New 2015 Promo Video

Lexi Elisha had a successful year in 2014, with both her Rope EP and “Atmosphere” single being met with rave reviews and praise from fans and the media alike. As she heads More »

Waiting Hill’s New EP “The Long Road Home” Proves That The Limelight Is Anything But A Long Way Away

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Review Date: 03/06/2015
Review By: Iain Moss
Release Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: 9 Stars (9 / 10)

Jacob’s Well Records’ new recording artist Waiting Hill, released their new The Long Road Home EP last week. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Waiting Hill was founded by singer Mark Chambers, lead guitarist Chris Davis, and drummer Jon Keener, as the group emerged from the worship team at a local church in the tiny town of Iron Station, North Carolina. The roster was later rounded out with bassist Wesley Wilson and rhythm guitarist Todd Church.

The vision for the band is to move beyond the walls of the church and take their eternal message out unto the world. The band is comfortable performing at churches as well as the local bar and is received well at both types of venues. Rhythm Guitarist Todd Church states “our music is not just aimed at the church. We seek to reach people who don’t necessarily go to church or won’t have anything to do with it. Broken people are found everywhere, and everyone needs to hear the hopeful message that we embrace. God hasn’t called us to just sit still in the safety of our comfort zones.” Lead guitarist Chris Davis adds “we want people to know that no matter what happens in this crazy life, everything will be alright.”

Originally released in their local area as a five song EP, The Long Road Home has been trimmed down to three tracks for the national release due to the departure of one of the members prior to the band’s signing. With their debut full length album expected to be released late summer/early fall, let’s take a closer look at the “taster” EP…

Silky guitars and bass tones provide the musical backdrop for the EP’s opener, “Moving On.” A song all about picking yourself up and moving on, no matter what your past contains, “Moving On” sets the pace for the rest of the EP well. As the drums disappear after just 20 seconds, Mark Chambers’ smooth country tinged pop rock vocals glide into your eardrums, bringing with them an instant calming and meditative state. It’s not long though before the pounding drums are reintroduced and, combined with an added rock edge to Mark’s vocals, the song really starts to hit its stride. Striking the difficult balance between being quick enough to pump you up and keep you, and itself, driving forwards, while also being slow enough to reflect the song’s meaning and introspective nature, “Moving On” is beautifully arranged from start to finish. “I lift up my hands and I take a step, the weight on my shoulders I lay it down, imma moving on to you, imma moving on to you, I lift up my eyes and I’m looking straight ahead to the Glory that awaits, Imma moving on to you.”

NF’s Mansion Shows Uncommon Transparency

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Review Date: 03/02/2015
Review By: Christopher Johnson
Release Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: 10 Stars (10 / 10)

Gladwin, Michigan native Nate Feuerstein, performing as hip hop/alternative artist NF is set to release one of the industry’s rawest autobiographical hip hop albums of this era in Mansion. The Capitol CMG Label Group artist tackles issues such as abuse, anger control and watching a mother lose her battle to drug addiction. Surely there is a level of self healing with the music, but to so selflessly share his very personal struggles with millions of listeners in the hopes of helping others is a road many are unwilling travel down. Aside from the raw and unadulterated exposure to his life, the production and mixing are top notch and the features are spot on. NF masterfully weaves in and out of different lyrical approaches running the gamut of just about every emotion in existence, both when delivering his hip hop bars as well as moments where he shows off his singing chops.

I Am They Wows Fans With Debut Self-Titled Album

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Review Date: 02/15/2015
Review By:  Rebekah Joy (17)
Release Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: 10 Stars (10 / 10)

I Am They is a 6 person worship band based in Carson City Nevada. The band got their start in 2011 by leading worship, and opening for various CCM bands, and it led them to a record deal with Provident Label Group. Since then they have completed and release their self-titled debut album I Am They.

SILVERSYDE Release New Casting Shadows EP

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The Toledo, OH based Christian rockers SILVERSYDE released their brand new new Casting Shadows EP yesterday. SILVERSYDE share a little about the meaning behind release on their website, saying, “This album is dedicated to those who are hurting and broken and to those who have lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy or suicide. The anthem of change, hope and healing resides through every song as you are taken on a musical journey through darkness into light. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” John 1:5 NLT is the heartbeat of this EP. Get ready to rock with your windows down to this album.”

Exclusive Blog Post: The Good In A World That’s Shaking by Yancy

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We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with pop/rock family and worship artist Yancy and Nashville PR to bring you an exclusive blog post from Yancy entitled “The Good In A World That’s Shaking.” The blog post can be read below and you can get her latest release for young kids Little Praise Party- Taste And See on CD and DVD at YancyNotNancy.com or iTunes. Enjoy…


 

Life isn’t perfect and it’s not always fair. I spent a good portion of my life in what felt like a fairy tale. I had a great childhood and was fortunate to have some incredible teachers and leaders who coached and encouraged me. I had amazing parents who no doubt were my biggest cheerleaders. In fact my Dad’s uplifting words letting me know how much He believed in me were something so familiar I didn’t even notice how valuable they were until a peer asked me about it one day. It made me stop and notice how blessed I was and still am. Obviously no one is perfect and neither was I but looking back the good far outweighed the bad so yeah, it was a pretty great fairytale. Then one day “life” happened. People did things and said things that hurt. I was being shaken. My world was crumbling around me as I sat back and watched. I didn’t ask for the change. I didn’t even think I wanted it. I had no idea what was around the corner, past the rubble, where I would pick up the pieces and experience what God had in store for me.

Taylor’s Monthly Roundup – February 2015

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Check it out! I haven’t completely given up on this monthly music roundup thing yet. I’m so proud of me!

It’s been a good month for Christian music. There were a few highly anticipated albums due in February, and they all delivered. It’s always nice when that happens. I get so nervous when I get my hopes up, because I know I’m just setting the bar that much higher for a band.

Anyway, enough preamble. Here are my picks for the month:

Red Explores Beauty and Rage on New Album

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Review Date: 01/24/2015
Review By: Topher P.
Release Date: 02/24/2015
8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

It’s February of an odd-numbered year, a time that many Red fans have grown accustomed to witnessing the release of a new full-length. Since unleashing their sophomore release Innocence & Instinct in February of 2009, the hard rockers have made this time a staple for new music, releasing their third and fourth studio efforts in the second month of 2011 and 2013, respectively. Coincidence or not, this has become a highly-anticipated time for fans of the Nashville-based trio. With the enlistment of Love & Death drummer Dan Johnson, Michael Barnes and the Armstrong brothers are now back with a brand new album. of Beauty and Rage is set to release on the 24th of, you guessed it, February.

Lexi Elisha Shares Her Heart In New 2015 Promo Video

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Lexi Elisha had a successful year in 2014, with both her Rope EP and “Atmosphere” single being met with rave reviews and praise from fans and the media alike. As she heads into 2015, she has released a new official promo video in which she shares her heart behind her music.

Lexi shares in the excellently put together promo video, “We all adhere to some sort of vision, a passion. Mine happens to be the words, melody and the people. My medium is the music, and my motive is worship. I am inspired by God. I want to see lives changed, and hearts filled with hope again. I want to see meaning over success, and purpose over hype. I may be young, but I am passionate.”

Gospel Rewind 03/05/15: Planetshakers – Like A Fire

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Artist: Planetshakers
Track: Like A Fire
Album: One

“Like a Fire” has been playing on repeat for this majority of the week. Accompanied by my reading and doing of spiritual exercise, the lyrics of this song began to resonate more and more.
Jesus I’m desperate for You, Jesus I’m hungry for You.
Jesus I’m longing for You – Lord You are all I want.
Like a fire shut up in my bones I want the world to know, You are God.
With a passion burning deep within, I want the world to know that You live.
Let Your presence come and saturate every part of me, make me new.
Let Your Spirit come and move within, fill me once again ‘cause I need more.  

Faith Child Releases New Tunnel Vision Single And Video Featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H.

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The UK based independent Christian Hip Hop artist Faith Child recently released his brand new single “Tunnel Vision” featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H.. In conjunction with the single release, Faith Child has also released the music video for the single, which also features Da’ T.R.U.T.H..

CENTRICITY PUBLISHING GARNERS TOP HONORS AT SESAC CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS

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Centricity Publishing took home top honors at the 2015 SESAC Christian Music Awards, held last night in Nashville. CentricSongs was named Christian Publisher of the Year, while Centricity Publishing’s Seth Mosley received the Christian Songwriter of the Year award. In addition, both CentricSongs and Mosley were recognized with seven national performance activity awards, as well as honors for the Billboard #1 song, “Fight Song,” written by Mosley and recorded by The Almost.

Christian Artists Life Through Colors Receive Alabama People’s Choice Award

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For the second year in a row, Christian hip-hop artists Life Through Colors was recognized at the Alabama People’s Choice Awards.

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