Monday, 6 May 2013

Christian Music News: May 2013

Music City Unites as Nashville Artists Come Together to Perform A Benefit Concert for Boston Marathon Victims 
Recording artists based in Tennessee are going to be coming together on Sunday, May 12th for "Music City Unites!" – which is going to be a benefit concert to raise funds for the victims of the Boston Marathon bomb attack. Some of the artists that have been confirmed for the event include Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Collin Raye, Lee Roy Parnell, Gary Chapman, Trae Edwards, Wes Harllee and more to be announced!

Alliance Festival Releases Line Up for Their First Annual Event in 2013!!  
Alliance Festival is an annual Christian charity benefit festival, that will be taking place on August 3rd 2013. Alliance Festival is designed to ignite a positive impact throughout the region through music, entertainment, community, and all to aid a great cause. With artists such as The Word Alive, Demon Hunter, The Devil Wear Prada and many more it is sure to be a rip roaring success

Artist Shane & Shane Give Us a Little Taste of Something from Their New Album, Bring Your Nothing 
Shane & Shane shed some light on the meaning behind their debut radio single "That's How You Forgive," from the duo's new album, Bring Your Nothing, to be release on May 14th
"This song is a simple doxology of sorts, a meditation on Psalm 145. 'The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love' (v 8). 'The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them' (vv 18-19). His AMAZING GRACE! The chorus of this song declares it: You lived the life I could never live/You died the death that I deserve/You rose to life and now You live!/That's how You forgive. The Gospel empowers us. Not just at one moment in our lives, but every day, every hour. Because of what He did, we are free! Free to live. Free to fail. Free to love. Free to give without return because all of the return we would ever need is found in Him!"

King & Country Caught Dreaming with Andy Mineo 
For King & Country’s momentous 2013 continues as the Australian duo were featured on Christian hip hop artist, Andy Mineo’s No.1 charting debut album Heroes For Sale, in the song “Caught Dreaming”. Their own debut album, Crave, was name 2012’s “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of the Year”, a year after its release is still making noteworthy strides, and in March it climbed to No. 2 on iTunes’ Christian & Gospel chart.

"Are you sick of it?" asks Skillet front-man John Cooper

Skillet continues to tease with their crushingly catchy new single entitled “Sick of It”. The one thing we won't ever get sick of is Skillet's infectious and thrilling hard rock. "Sick of It", is just the first sliver from their upcoming album Rise to be released on June 25th , and is said to be their biggest anthem to date. Can you feel the anticipation beginning to Rise??

Martin Smith's First Solo Album, God's Great Dance Floor, Step 01 
Martin Smith’s first full-length solo debut album, called God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 01, released recently  amidst five-star acclaim and almost immediately seemed to rocket to the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel chart. A free download of the track “Catch Every Teardrop” is available now at

Josh Wilson's Most Personal Album Yet, Carry Me
Josh Wilson’s brand new record, Carry Me is his fourth project with Sparrow Records. In Carry Me, Wilson opens up his heart more than ever and shares details about a very personal health issue, dealing with anxiety and panic attacks, these new songs ultimately spread the message that through life’s difficult trials, it is only God who can carry us through it all.

Casting Crowns Nominated for Two "2013 Billboard Music Awards"
This week, the multi-Platinum selling band Casting Crowns receives recognition from the magazine Billboard, with two distinguished “2013 Billboard Music Award” nominations.  The group appears in the Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album categories for its album, Come To The Well, (Oct. 18, 2011).  The “2013 Billboard Music Awards” will air live May 19th 2013

John Elefante Is On His Way Back To Us This May With His New Album
John Elefante is back on the music scene with a new solo album, titled On My Way to the Sun. This 10-track album is due to be released on May 7th. The 4X Grammy Award winner is best known for his time as the lead vocalist for the rock band Kansas. And many fans will be delighted to know that the opening track, “This Is How The Story Goes,” reunites Elefante with former Kansas bandmates Rich Williams and David Ragsdale!

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