Curb recording artist Natalie Grant has made an extraordinary chart debut with her long anticipated new album, "HURRICANE." The collection entered Billboard's "Top Christian Albums" chart at #1, marking the award-winning singer/songwriter's first-ever debut atop the chart. In addition, "HURRICANE" made a top 20 entry at #17 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.
Grant's first new release in more than three years, "HURRICANE" includes the ebullient title track, which arrived ... More Details
Here are the winners of the 45th annual dove awards in the rock categories or with winners that are ChristianPowerPraise.Net artists:
Artist of the year - TobyMac
Song of the year - "10,000 Reason" by Matt Redman
Songwriter of the year - Matt Redman
Contemporary Christian performance of the year - "10,000 Reason" by Matt Redman
Rock contemporary song of the year - "Keep Your Eyes Open" by Needtobreathe
Pop contemporary song of the year - "10,000 Reason" by Matt ... More Details
New TFK Song "Searchlight" from Band's 1st Hits Album Releasing Oct. 15,
Made In Canada: The 1998-2010 Collection,
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Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH continues to rack up the accolades for its independently released, 2013 Dove Award nominated and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock studio album, The End Is Where We Begin. The most recent single from the album, "Light Up The Sky," shot to No. 1 Rock this week on ... More Details
Two-time GRAMMY® winner and acclaimed worship leader Matt Redman has garnered the best street week debut of his career with his powerful new album, Your Grace Finds Me. The release tops the chart on this week's Soundscan Christian Albums Chart and hits the Top 30 on the Billboard 200.
The success of Your Grace Finds Me follows an outpouring of media praise declaring the record as one of the "Best of the Best" (Worship Leader, 5 out of 5 stars), the tracks "nothing but refreshing" ... More Details
"The Glorious Unfolding" 35-City Fall Tour launches with weekend sell-outs in Dallas, Houston and Lubbock
As critical praise pours in for The Glorious Unfolding, which is available now, descriptions such as "a master still creating masterful work," "career defining record" and "musically sublime" are making it clear that people were ready to hear from highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman again.
With 47 No. 1 singles and nearly 11 million career ... More Details
Acclaimed worship leader and two-time GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman has had quite a few reasons to celebrate this year with the success of his impactful song "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)." Following the highly revered song and album comes his latest project, Your Grace Finds Me out today, September 24. The lead single and title track pulls together the powerful message that even in the midst of battle and blessing, the highest high of a wedding day or when weeping by a graveside, God's ... More Details
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its first hits compilation, Made In Canada: The 1998-2010 Collection, October 15 from Tooth & Nail Records with Capitol Christian Distribution. Following the breakout success of the band's current independently released, 2013 Dove Award nominated and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock studio album, The End Is Where We Begin, the new collection underscores the past hits that helped build this band into one of today's most successful rock ... More Details
Four-time GRAMMY® nominee, singer, songwriter and storyteller Matthew West has made history! His hit single, "Hello, My Name Is" has officially broken the record for the most weeks at No. 1, achieving the top spot for 16 weeks in a row on the National Christian Audience chart. The song also continues to stay at No. 1 on the AC Monitored chart, a spot he's held for an astounding 14 weeks.
"I am absolutely blown away by this run that 'Hello' has had!" exclaims West. "Many thanks to ... More Details
Legendary rock band Stryper is proud to announce that the first annual Stryper Fan Weekend will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 11-13, 2013. The multi-platinum band will host the three-day fan event, which will be packed with exciting events and exclusive access to the band.
Stryper Fan Weekend will include a Stryper concert, an exclusive first listen to the upcoming album, a sneak peek at the band's upcoming music video, Q&A sessions with the band, access to a national ... More Details
Captiol CMG's newest worship group, Soulfire Revolution, celebrates the release of their debut project, Revival, which peaked during street week at No.3 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart. Revival and the Spanish counterpart, Aviva, also reached No. 3 and No. 1 respectively on the Colombian iTunes overall album chart.
Revival was produced by The Myriad frontman and longtime Jesus Culture producer Jeremy Edwardson, and features anthemic tracks with guest appearances ... More Details
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 42 categories for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30pm CT. The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00ET exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Voting for the final winners will run from September 3rd ... More Details
GRAMMY and Dove Awards winning band Jars of Clay is set to release its eleventh studio album, Inland, on its own Gray Matters label with distribution through Tone Tree. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Beth Orton, The Decemberists) and mixed by Beau Sorenson and Jacquire King, Inland is available today for pre-order at iTunes® and Amazon.com, and will be available everywhere great music is sold Aug. 27.
Additionally, multiple limited-edition pre-order packages are ... More Details
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The internationally top-ranked Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular—featuring 10 artists for $10—is set to hit 11 Western cities this fall, headlined by multi-GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys. Once again boasting many of the top names in Christian music, Winter Jam West kicks-off in Los Angeles November 8 at Ontario's Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Created and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the tour also includes Tenth Avenue North; ... More Details
Following several sell out shows in Russia in 2011, Skillet returned to country's Black Sea this week to play before over 35,000 fans at the Kubana Festival with System of a Down. While on the other side of the planet, the Grammy® nominated and platinum selling rockers garnered their second No. 1 hit from their critically acclaimed project RISE as "American Noise" hit the top spot on the Christian Hot AC Chart. "American Noise" follows their Top 10 Mainstream ... More Details
BEC Recordings announces the sophomore release, Just Say Jesus, from the Kentucky-based rockers 7eventh Time Down on September 3. This album is the follow-up to their label debut, Alive In You, which released in 2011. Just Say Jesus is preluded by the title track and radio single that is currently climbing the charts. The single is charting on the National Christian Audience chart with 1.9 million audience impressions as well as it debuted this week at AC Indicator and continues to move up ... More Details
To celebrate their illustrious 40-year career, Christian rock band, Petra, will release an exclusive CD project on July 30 featuring the band's biggest and most-loved songs. The standard edition of 40th Anniversary will include 27 of Petra's hits, while the deluxe edition (digital copy only) will include 37 songs. Both versions include a new recording titled "Holy Is Your Name."
"'Holy Is Your Name' is a thank you to all our fans, but mostly a thanks to God for all the ... More Details
Yahoo! premieres "American Noise" video
One week since their critically acclaimed project RISE entered Billboard's Top Rock, Hard Rock and Top Christian Charts at No. 1, as well as No. 4 on the Top 200, GRAMMY® nominees and platinum rockers Skillet have held on to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top Hard Rock and Top Christian Albums Charts. Solid sales in week two also gave the band a firm spot at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Rock Chart and No. 11 on the Top 200. ... More Details
New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, is known for originating some of the best-loved anthems being sung in the U.S. church, including songs like "Overcome," "Great I Am," "I Am Free," "Your Name," "My Savior Lives" and many more. Continuing its 20+year legacy, the church's New Life Worship offers 10 new songs to encourage the body of Christ to stand up and proclaim that God alone is strong on its live CD/DVD Strong God releasing from Integrity Music Aug. 13.
For the new project, ... More Details
Curb Recording artist PLUMB announced today her upcoming "Need You Now" tour, sponsored by Metro World Child. After taking a seven-year hiatus from the road, the tour will kick off in September and will travel to 24 cities throughout the fall. Josh Wilson and Mikeschair will join the tour as support.
Need You Now, the album, has received rave reviews and incredible fan support. The title track received early confirmation from radio, hitting the #1 spot on the ... More Details
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Enigmatic Christian music pioneer Carman launched a Kickstarter campaign April 19 with the goal to raise $200,000 for his first new album and music video in over 10 years. Following the campaign's end June 18, $538,103 was raised, more than doubling his goal and solidly becoming the second most successful Kickstarter music project ever. The campaign not only fully funds Carman's new album and theatrical, movie-like music video being planned now, but also enables him to launch his ... More Details