Acclaimed worship leader and two-time GRAMMY® winner MATT REDMAN announces the release of his new live album Your Grace Finds Me due September 24. The forthcoming release from sixstepsrecords follows his heralded 2011 project and its RIAA certified gold anthem title track, 10,000 Reasons. This year alone “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” has won two GRAMMY® awards, a Billboard Music Awards and was named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year. Continuing the momentum from “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” is the new album’s lead single “Your Grace Finds Me”.
‘Your Grace Finds Me’ will be the title of MATT REDMAN’s brand new live album. The album contains new songs from the double-Grammy award winner and will be released on 24th September 2013. As with Matt’s previous album, ‘10,000 Reasons’, the new album was recorded live at Passion City Church’s LIFT worship leader collective event in Atlanta, earlier this year.
MATT REDMAN recently had his song “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” certified Digital Gold by the RIAA. Redman is set to record a brand new, live worship album at Passion City Church’s LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective, 31st May to 1st June in Atlanta. In addition to Redman, Nathan & Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Crowder and others from the Passion Band will lead the worship leader collective.
Integrity Music are proud to announce that British songwriter, worship leader and Integrity Artist Matt Redman was announced winner in two categories at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Both awards were for the song 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord). The first was for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, while the second was a songwriters’ award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Written by Matt with Jonas Myrin, 10,000 Reasons has enjoyed phenomenal success since it first appeared as the title track on Matt’s most recent album 10,000 Reasons. The album topped the US Christian charts and the song itself topped the Billboard Christian Songs chart last summer. The award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song was shared with Israel Houghton and Micah Massey for their song Your Presence Is Heaven.
The best known songs of Grammy nominated worship leader MATT REDMAN are being released on a new compilation, ‘Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection’. The album, issued by Kingsway on 12th November, will include his recent number one single “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)”, past classics like “You Never Let Go”, “The Heart Of Worship” and “You Alone Can Rescue”, all-new recordings of his songs “Our God” and “Better Is One Day” plus the new song “Love So High”
Integrity Music announces the global release of BRIAN DOERKSEN Ultimate Collection, a 15-track album from the JUNO and Covenant Award winning worship leader and songwriter. The project features some of Doerksen’s best-loved songs including “Come Now Is The Time To Worship,” “Refiner’s Fire,” “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing), which he co-wrote with Brenton Brown and “Thank You For The Cross,” which he co-wrote with Kathryn Scott. A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Doerksen is also a conference speaker, pastor and the author of the book Make Love, Make War: NOW Is the Time to Worship (David CCook). His recordings include Level Ground, It’s Time, Holy God, Live in Europe, Today and You Shine.
Singer/songwriter ADAM BAKER writes: “In the summer I was performing at the London 2012 Olympics in the Olympic Park. As a Christian artist it was an awesome opportunity and I felt so blessed to be part of the Games sharing my music. It was a great experience. Out of 80 artists who played in the Park I am one of 21 other artists who were selected especially to go on an Olympic Album https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/emerging-icons-in-park-as/id564838317 , a review was posted here http://www.emergingicons.com/News/Article?articleId=183 and the Huffington Post also wrote about the album. 30,000 people tuned in to the Student Radio Chart Show on Sunday to listen to a selection of artists who feature on the album of which I was one.” www.adambakermusic.co.uk
Encouragingly, CROSSRHYTHMS are now 33% of the way towards their target of 150 urgently needed new Friends of Cross Rhythms, having reached 50 new Friends since we communicated their need. This is the best response they have ever had for new Friends, so a huge thank you to everyone who has responded so far. This target of 150 Friends at just £10 per month is the extra amount they estimate we need in order to sustain the current work of Cross Rhythms every month. If you think the ministry of Cross Rhythms – reaching youth and people outside our church walls through media is of value, please do consider partnering with them. They need you! www.crossrhythms.co.uk
Brentwood-Benson Music songwriter JEFF SLAUGHTER, whose songs have touched millions of children and families throughout his career, has released “Under God,” a patriotic single extolling the Christian values on which the United States was founded. The popular songwriter, who co-wrote the song with Preston Dalton and Spencer Dalton, hopes “Under God” will challenge Christians in the U.S. to pray for their country in the countdown to the 2012 Presidential election on November 6.
Since PAUL POULTON’s successful tour of the US last summer, he has been busy in the studio recording his 14th album. “Wade in the Water” is a single from the forthcoming album “Words” by the Paul Poulton Project. Paul has put together a tight talented group for this year’s project. As well as musician Leroy Johnson, Denise J Thompson is on her drums with her solid yet sensitive playing. Denise also sings some strong gospel type backing vocals. Paul laid out the arrangement which always hits the mark at live performances, he’s also singing, playing guitar and took care of the production. The single will be released on iTunes, Amazon etc on November 5th.
The young and talented British singer, PHILIPPA HANNA, is keeping herself very busy this year with many exciting ventures. Not only is she planning her new book with Authentic Media but she has also been supporting the legendary Lionel Richie on his UK Tuskegee Tour this month! Her new book will be scheduled for next summer, further details will be released as soon as they have been confirmed. Philippa, who was previously signed to Authentic Media’s record label, has also agreed for Authentic to once again distribute her backlist titles. These will be available from November 2012 and include: Taste, Watching Me, Out of the Blue EP (7 tracks), and Live at the Lantern DVD. Philippa is said to be ‘really excited to be releasing the new book’ and ‘pleased to be working again with Authentic’.
Singer/songwriter, author and theologian MICHAEL MILTON has unveiled his first Christmas CD, When Heaven Came Down. The 15-song collection of original compositions evokes a peaceful atmosphere in which to celebrate and contemplate the Advent and Christmas seasons. “When Heaven Came Down is a desire to express the drama, beauty and wonder of the Incarnation, when God became Man,” Milton says about the new CD. “The songs range in feel from Celtic to ballads to symphonic. Yet the scarlet thread that ties them all together is, well, I will say it again, ‘wonder.’ It is my prayer that the listener will come away from this album sensing that heaven has come down personally, intimately, and hopefully.
‘Amazing Grace’ is the new 2 disc CD & DVD Set from black gospel stars THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP. Featuring 11 newly recorded songs, with unforgettable remakes of ‘People Get Ready’ and ‘Amazing Grace’, the package also includes the recently filmed and historic DVD documentary ‘Music Majors – The Rance Allen Group. Released on the Tyscot Record label, the album is available from November 27th.
For new artist JULIE ELIAS, 2012 has been a watershed year as the multi-faceted performer prepares to release A Wild Rose, the singer/songwriter’s debut full-length CD of all-original music, on November 13. The independently-released project follows Holy Night, the singer/songwriter’s 2011 Nativity-themed CD. Elias has spent the past year writing and recording the songs for her CD after a stint in Hollywood, where she added TV, film and stage credits to her resume. In addition to songwriting and time in the studio in recent months, Elias has promoted her new music at numerous Christian music festivals and at Disney’s popular Night of Joy, where she performed on the Talent Spotlight Stage. “These songs are the stories of my life, spanning good and bad times,” Elias says.