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Essential Records Announces the Signing of Branan Murphy
NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 21, 2017) - Sony/Provident’s Essential Records announces the signing of pop artist Branan Murphy as he releases his debut single "All The Wrong Things." Murphy's single features "The Voice" Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne and is produced by Jordan Sapp. The song is available at radio, digital outlets and streaming platforms along with the premiere of the lyric video for the single today. Click here to check out Branan's single.
Hannah Kerr’s Debut Album Overflow In Stores Now
Nashville, Tennessee (April 19, 2017) ---- The debut album from Black River Christian singer/songwriter Hannah Kerr, Overflow, is now available at retail and continues to be offered at digital music outlets. At the same time, Kerr’s single “Radiate” hits No. 25 this week with 35 stations reporting airplay, including WAY-FM Network, KLTY/Dallas and KFSH/Los Angeles. Produced by Mark Miller (Casting Crowns, Sawyer Brown), Overflow highlights Kerr’s songwriting on seven of the 11 songs on the project, including her current single “Radiate.” Co-written with her brother, Josh, who has
Emery Ten City Tour Kicks off 6/7/17
After smashing their crowdfunding goal by 154%, Emery is rewarding their fan’s generosity with a ten city tour starting June 7th in Lawrence, KS. The (once again) five-piece has set a new precedence in the DIY world, choosing to forego the traditional structure of touring, depending on booking agents and promoters, and reverse engineering the entire process.
Jordan Feliz to Release The River Deluxe Edition: See Details
Nashville, Tennessee (April 25, 2017) ---- Dove Award winning artist, Jordan Feliz, will release The River Deluxe Edition on June 9th. The project will feature 16 songs that includes such chart toppers as “The River,” “Beloved”, “Never Too Far Gone,” along with five remix bonus tracks. The album was produced Joshua Silverberg (Michael W. Smith, Newsboys) and Colby Wedgeworth (Lincoln Brewster, Tenth Avenue North
“Change The World” Remix Debuted on iTunes and Spotify April 14
Nashville, Tennessee (April 17, 2017) ---- Award-winning Hip Hop artist, Derek Minor, is still receiving strong response to his four-week No. 1 song, “Change The World” (feat. Hollyn). The single continues to garner airplay and is Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR chart.
North Point InsideOut to Release New EP
Nashville, Tenn. (March 8, 2017) ---- North Point InsideOut will release its first project for Centricity Music on April 7th. Nothing Ordinary will feature five songs that were written and performed by North Point InsideOut worship leaders, musicians and songwriters. The first single, “Death Was Arrested,” is already having a powerful impact at Christian radio.
Kari Jobe's "The Garden" Debuts As The No. 7 Best-Selling Album
Nashville, Tenn. (February 15, 2017) GRAMMY-nominated worship leader Kari Jobe just released her third album, The Garden, which was the No. 7 best-selling album this week according to the Billboard Top Albums chart. In addition, it was the No. 2 album on the Christian & Gospel chart and..
"Hear My Cry" By Hope Chapel Releases On Dream Worship
Los Angeles, CA (February, 2017) - The Hermosa Beach-based worship team, Hope Chapel is proud to release their 2nd album on DREAM Worship titled, Hear My Cry; their 20th album overall. The group produced a hopeful, progressive and spirit-led worship experience through 10 beautiful tracks..
David Dunn Released "Yellow Balloons" On February 17th
Nashville, Tenn. (February 20, 2017) BEC Recordings' David Dunn released his sophomore album Yellow Balloons on February 17. The album produced the hit single "I Wanna Go Back," which already landed in the Top 5 on the Hot AC/CHR chart. Releasing to high acclaim, critics have been praising Dunn's..
Chonda Pierce Returns To The Big Screen With "Enough"
Nashville, Tenn. — Following her successful 2015 cinema event, “Laughing in the Dark,” best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce returns to the big screen for one special night with an important message for audiences nationwide: Laugh – Cry – Love. “Chonda Pierce: Enough” serves as a powerful reminder..
Selah Is "Unbreakable" With First New Studio Recording In Three Years
Nashville, Tenn. — Celebrating 20 years since their inception, multi Dove Award-winning Curb recording artist Selah is set to return March 24 with the highly anticipated Unbreakable. The iconic trio’s first all-new studio recording in nearly three years, Unbreakable was produced by founding..
Gotee Records' Hollyn Releases Her Debut LP
Nashville, Tenn. (February 10, 2017) Today Gotee Records’ HOLLLYN releases her first full length album, One-Way Conversations. The album has already hit No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Albums chart just under Lady Gaga and Top 10 overall. It will be releasing physically to retail on March 3rd..
Chonda Goes To Washington
Nashville, Tenn. — Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce was in Washington, D.C., last week to take part in multiple celebrations surrounding the inauguration of President Trump. Highlighted by her performance at the Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball on Friday..
"Chain Breaker" From Zach Williams Continues To Top The Radio Charts
Franklin, Tenn - 23 January 2017 - As 2016 came to a close, Essential Records' artist Zach Williams was wrapping up an astounding year. Not only did he receive his first GRAMMY® nomination, he was also featured on numerous best of 2016 lists - while also topping their sales charts - with outlets such as..
Spring 2017 Tour Dates And Line-Up Announced For Outcry
(Nashville, Tenn.) January 18, 2016 - OUTCRY announces dates and the line-up for the 18-city OUTCRY: Spring 2017 Tour, which champions, represents and promotes the local church: the Bride of Christ. The tour will highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church..
Big Daddy Weave Kicks Off The New Year With Their Set Free Tour
11 January 2017 - Nashville, Tenn. - Fervent Records/Word Entertainment artist Big Daddy Weave will kick off 2017 with their Set Free tour. The 25-city tour, which will begin January 25th in Joplin, Missouri, will feature guest artists We Are Messengers and Zach Williams. The current singles..
Tobymac to Release New Video Soon
tobymac just posted this via twitter...
Sidewalk Prophets Premiere New Music Video
Nashville, Tenn. – (January 4, 2017) – Sidewalk Prophets premiered their latest music video last night for their song “Impossible” with a little help from the Sidewalk Prophets Family, who helped promote the video across hundreds of social network profiles - reaching half a million people - in a..
Sadie Robertson To Help Winter Jam Welcome 'Jam Nation' Members
Nashville, Tenn. — As the famed Winter Jam Tour Spectacular—led this year by Crowder, Britt Nicole and Tenth Avenue North, among a slate of top artists— kicks-off its 46-city run this Friday, the tour’s popular Jam Nation VIP membership program is set to offer an exclusive pre-show artist Q&A in..
Casting Crowns Receives Fifth RIAA Platinum Certification
Nashville, Tenn. (December 15, 2016) Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-award winning band CASTING CROWNS has been awarded RIAA Platinum certification for their Christmas album Peace On Earth. This marks their fifth career Platinum certification in addition to their 2x multi-Platinum album, two..
Kari Jobe Announces Her New Studio Album
Nashville, Tenn. (December 16, 2016) GRAMMY-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled The Garden on February 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project Majestic that produced the hit single "Forever" and "I Am Not..
Grammy-Nominated Zach Williams Drops New Album
Franklin, Tenn - 19 December 2016 - Newly minted GRAMMY® nominee Zach Williams has just dropped his new full-length album, Chain Breaker (Essential Records). Williams made the surprise album announcement this past weekend during a hometown show in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Available now at..
Word Music Publishing Signs Worship Leader Jonathan Lee
12 December 2016 - Nashville, Tenn - It was announced today that Word Music Publishing has signed a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement with worship leader and Dove-nominated songwriter Jonathan Lee. Formerly with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing and Centricity Publishing, Jonathan Lee’s songs have been recorded by some of Christian music’s most..
Matthew Parker Releases Lyric Video For Adventure
Los Angeles, CA (December, 2016) - Following the release of his critically acclaimed album, Adventure, Matthew Parker releases his new lyric video for his single, "Adventure". The track debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC / CHR radio chart this week and was just..
Meredith Andrews To Appear On Todd Starnes' Annual Christmas Show
Nashville, Tenn. - 13 December, 2016 - Word Worship artist Meredith Andrews is set to appear on The Todd Starnes Christmas Show December 24 and 25 on FoxNews.com. This annual Christmas show was taped live at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN on Tuesday, December 6. The program will air at 6:30..
Northwest Indie Rock Band The Incandescent Nominated For We Love Award
Spokane, Wa. - Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 - Indie rock band The Incandescent has been dazzling fans of Christian music in the Pacific Northwest for over half a decade. Originally formed in 2010 the band’s aspirations were to write and record music for Christian church gatherings, but in the time..
Zach Williams Receives First Grammy Nomination
Franklin, Tenn - 6 December 2016 - Essential Records' artist and songwriter Zach Williams can now add GRAMMY nominee to his name. From the announcement of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominations this morning, Williams was recognized for his debut No. 1 single, "Chain Breaker," in..
Provident Music Group Receives 8 Grammy Nods
Nashville, Tenn. (December 06, 2016) Provident Music Group was honored with eight GRAMMY nominations this morning as the nominees were announced for the 59th GRAMMY Awards. Among those nominated were first-time nominee Zach Williams of Essential Records and multiple nominee Kirk..
Hollyn Releases New Capital Kings Remix Of "Love With Your Life"
Yesterday, upcoming artist Hollyn released a remixed version of her song "Love With Your Life" on YouTube. The song was remixed by electronic wizards Capital Kjngs. It's cool and you can check it out here!
The Purpose Hotel Surpasses Kickstarter Goal
Nashville, Tenn. (September 14, 2016) – Receiving an overwhelmingly positive response after sharing their vision with the world, The Purpose Hotel™ campaign has exceeded the initial goal of $347,000 pledged on Kickstarter in less than 48 hours. The project relaunch on September 12 tracked faster..