Archive for February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Jeremy Camp’s New Album Reckless Debuts At No. 1 On THe Billboard Christian Album Chart

BEC Recordings’ and GRAMMY-nominated artist Jeremy Camp celebrates another No. 1 Billboard Christian Album debut with his most recent studio album Reckless. The album immediately shot to the top of the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart as well as in the Top 10 on the overall albums chart. This marks Camp’s third No. 1 Billboard Christian Album debut in his career.

Rounding out his stellar street week, Camp appeared on FoxNews LIVE last Friday talking about his album and recent book release, I Still Believe (Tyndale House Publishers). The interview can be viewed here. In addition, Camp interviewed with Fox 411 about his recent releases, click here to read the interview. Media also touted the seventh studio album from Camp.

 

“Don’t let the title fool you. The album may be called Reckless, but Jeremy Camp is as solid as ever. While the songs encourage listeners to live with abandon when it comes to spiritual things, this is a well-planned collection of worship pop-rock.” – Rhapsody 

“Camp’s fervent heart for ministry and for God is evident through the songs and the production of the album.Reckless is honest and heartfelt, and carries some songs that would be useful in the church.” – Worship Leader

“Musically, Reckless is one of the most raw and organic offerings of his career. Reckless simply reflects Camp’s heart-on-your-sleeve candor, a rare combination that shows up in a slightly more grown-up music bed.” – GMCtv

“From difficult times to good ones, Camp shares a Reckless faith through it all” – About.com

“Filled with passionate songs birthed in the furnace of worship, prayer and intercession, Jeremy Camp’s new studio album Reckless is a powerful experience calling the body of Christ to a revival and restoration in Christ with eleven brand new original songs.” – NewReleaseTuesday

 

In addition to Reckless, Camp recently released his personal book I Still Believe. This book tells the tale of his childhood growing up in Indiana, to college years, to meeting his first wife Melissa, who passed away from cancer just months after they married and then meeting his wife Adrienne and becoming a father of three.

Fans can see Camp on tour on the Rock and Worship Roadshow right now. Remaining dates can be found here.

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February 28, 2013

Audio Adrenaline Kicks Off Their 30+ City Kings & Queens Tour March 1 Featuring, Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber and Manic Drive

Audio Adrenaline kicks off their highly anticipated “Kings & Queens Tour” this Friday, March 1 in Morganton, North Carolina. The tour will run in 30+ cities across the U.S. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. Audio Adrenaline will release their debut album Kings & Queens March 12 on Fair Trade Services.

The “Kings & Queens Tour” will feature Dove Award winning bands Group 1 Crew and Seventh Day Slumber, as well as Manic Drive, winner of GMA Canada’s 2012 Hard Rock/Alternative Album of the Year.

Audio Adrenaline is offering fans a VIP Experience throughout the tour. This exclusive ticket package includes a pre-show entrance and priority check-in, an autograph session and Q&A with the band. VIP Experience ticket holders will also receive a collector’s edition laminate and limited edition Audio Adrenaline photo.

As the band prepares to give audiences an inspirational yet electric show, fans can anticipate hearing Audio Adrenaline’s biggest hits along with music from their new album Kings & Queens. Concertgoers will also be introduced to Audio Adrenaline’s non-profit, Hands & Feet Project, an organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children in need of a home and family.

Adding momentum to the tour, Audio Adrenaline’s Fair Trade Services debut Kings & Queens will release March 12. Kings & Queens conveys a passion and energy similar to previous Audio Adrenaline albums but with a renewed mission for Hands & Feet Project, as a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the non-profit. Former lead vocalist and current Audio Adrenaline songwriter, Mark Stuart shares, “Honestly, I feel this is one of the best records, if not THE best, AA has ever put together.” The first radio single “Kings & Queens” is currently available on iTunes.

Tour dates for the “Kings & Queens Tour” are listed below. For the most updated schedule and to purchase tickets, be sure to visit AudioA.com and the tour’s official webpage at AudioA.com/Tour.

 

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Audio Adrenaline Kings & Queens Tour Dates:
March 1- Morganton, NC, City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
March 2- Washington, NC, Washington High School
March 3- Lancaster, PA, Lancaster Bible College
March 7- Baxter, MN, Heritage Assembly of God
March 8- Willmar, MN, Willmar Evangelical Free Church
March 9- Minneapolis, MN, North Central University Sanctuary
March 10- Green Bay, WI, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
March 14- Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach Performing Arts Center
March 15- Bellville, GA, Pinewood Christian Academy
March 16- Columbus, GA, Calvary Baptist Church
March 17- Gaffney, SC, Broad River Electric Auditorium
March 21- Philippi, WV, Haven of Hope Worship Center
March 22- Biddeford, ME, New Life Church
March 23- Ocean City, MD, Roland E. Powell Convention Center
March 24- Greencastle, PA, Greencastle High School
April 5- Enid, OK, Oakwood Christian Church
April 6- Burleson, TX, Venue 510
April 7- Tulsa, OK, SpiritBank Event Center
April 11- Indianola, IA, Indianola Community Church
April 12- Naperville, IL, Compass Church
April 13- Lebanon, MO, Boswell Auditorium
April 14- Lenexa, KS, Lenexa Baptist Church
April 20- Fort Smith, AR, 180 Youth Center
April 25- Louisville, KY, Okolona Christian Church
April 26- Fort Wayne, IN, First Assembly of God
April 27- Cincinnati, OH, The Underground
April 28- Port Huron, MI, McMorran Theater
May 2- Lake Charles, LA, Lake Charles Civic Center
May 4- Greenville, IL, Bond County Fairgrounds
May 5- Salina, KS, Bicentennial Center

About Audio Adrenaline:
After five years away, Audio Adrenaline is back — by popular demand and with a renewed mission. The faces may look a little different, but the heart and passion of this GRAMMY-winning band remains unchanged. Yes, that’s Kevin Max of dcTalk and solo fame at the mic and founding member Will McGinniss on bass. The new lineup is rounded out by CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick), Jared Byers (Bleach), and singer-songwriter Jason Walker. Former front man and co-founder Mark Stuart remains very involved and contributed to many of the songs for the new album.

This talented group of like-minded musicians shares a common goal: to be the voice for orphans in Haiti and around the world. Lead single, “Kings & Queens,” is an orphan anthem that celebrates the transformation God can bring about. The album’s remaining fresh rock tracks are just as powerful. The new Audio Adrenaline is creating music that will move you while making the world a better place for children in need. Thanks to the band, Know Hope and AA’s label, Fair Trade Services, a portion of proceeds will directly benefit the work of Hands & Feet Project. For more information, please visit AudioA.com andhandsandfeetproject.org.

About ChildFund International:
ChildFund International began in 1938 in an effort to support orphanages for the children who had been left without homes or families in the wake of the second Sino-Japanese War. American individuals funded the orphanages in China through sponsorships. Today, ChildFund International has grown into a global force working for children around the world. Now operating in 31 countries, approximately 17.8 million children and their family members were given assistance in 2012. ChildFund International works with children from birth to young adulthood, families and communities to provide a better environment for children to succeed. ChildFund.org

 
February 19, 2013

Steven Furtick’s Church’s Elevation Worship Releases Brand New Worship Album Nothing Is Wasted Today

 

Elevation Worship team returns to the national spotlight with its latest music offering, Nothing Is Wasted, on Essential Worship/Provident today. The album, a “must-have” for today’s modern worship enthusiast, is available in two unique expressions: a deluxe and a standard edition, debuting at No. 1 and No. 3 respectively on iTunes Christian & Gospel Top Albums chart. The deluxe edition also reached No. 6 on the iTunes overall Top Albums chart and continues to climb.

Originating from the country’s second-fastest growing congregation, Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., with more than 12,000 in weekly attendance, Elevation Worship once again puts forth this newest project as an extension of its flourishing ministry. Produced by Elevation Worship’s own Mack Brock, Nothing Is Wasted comprises 12 dynamic worship songs written to correspond thematically with Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick’s new book “Greater” (Multnomah Books).

Among those key songs on the record to be aggressively promoted via CCLI, EssentialWorship.com, Worship Leader and PraiseCharts.com, are title track “Nothing Is Wasted,” “Be Lifted High,” “In Your Presence,” “Open Up Our Eyes,” and “Give Me Faith.” The latter is the project’s first single, to begin vying for adds at radio in April. Additionally, “Give Me Faith” has recently become one of the most adopted and sung church anthems worldwide, as evidenced by the song jumping more than 160 spots on CCLI this past year.

Nothing Is Wasted is being offered in a standard edition, a live rendition for worship leaders to adopt into their churches, and a deluxe edition, which includes the live portion plus a studio recording of the same 12 songs. The deluxe edition is intended to take listeners to new heights with progressive production elements, dynamic arrangements, different worship leaders, and more.

Elevation Worship participated in more than six worship conferences last year alone and will continue to promote the new songs on Nothing Is Wasted at eight more in 2013.

For more information on Elevation Worship and Nothing Is Wasted, including album artwork and press images, please visit:www.elevationworship.com.

About Elevation Worship: 
In the same spirit as Hillsong, Passion and Jesus Culture-modern worship grown from a single seed then catapulted onto a national stage-Elevation Worship is organic to its environment and yet unique to the digital age in which it was born. It is a passionately dedicated team of gifted songwriters, musicians and students of worship boldly leading, as a single worship team, before eight separate congregations across the Charlotte Metro area as well as internationally in Toronto, Canada.

Under the direction of Pastor Steven Furtick (also a worship leader and songwriter) this Charlotte, N.C. church was established by Furtick, and eight other families, with one massive vision: to reach people far from God. In just seven years, Elevation Church has become one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. with seven established campuses in the greater Charlotte area.

The Elevation Church worship gathering is simultaneously broadcast across these multi-city locations via cutting edge technology allowing the church’s 12,000+ weekly worshippers to feel closely connected as one church praising with one voice.

To date, Elevation Worship has sold more than 30,000 units of its debut album with Essential Worship, For the Honor, in less than a year. Its worship anthem, “Give Me Faith,” is currently one of the fastest-growing church songs at No. 140 on CCLI, moving more than 160 spots within a year. Additionally, the worship team was featured at the National Worship Leader Conference in 2012 and will be again this year.

To find out more about Elevation Worship, visit www.elevationworship.com or follow Elevation Worship atwww.facebook.com/elevationworshipwww.twitter.com/elevation_wrshp.

February 19, 2013

American Idol & Country Music Star, Danny Gokey To Release First Book Hope In Front Of Me With NavPress In October 2013

In 2009, Danny Gokey burst onto the American Idol stage just four weeks after his wife’s heartrending death. Though rocked by loss, Danny never lost hope as he pursued the life-long dream he had shared with his Sophia. Although many know him from his time on Idol, they don’t know the story of overcoming that led up to it or the path of restoration and healing that followed it. Now, Gokey shares his American Idol experience—and the before and after—in Hope in Front of Me, slated for October 2013 release from NavPress (www.navpress.com), the publishing arm of the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Navigators.

“It has been a gratifying process to be able to share the parts of my story that many people may not know. My hope is that people can find a part of their story in mine and that it will inspire hope in others. There ARE new beginnings. You CAN recover after devastating loss. Your past does not have to define you or your future. And the greatest part of my story is that helping others brings healing to you and those you help. NavPress really caught the vision for what I am trying to accomplish and I’m delighted to be working with such a supportive, creative team on this project,” Gokey said.

In Hope in Front of Me, Gokey challenges readers to find purpose in their darkest moments and leave a legacy for others by investing in things that really matter. Filled with personal stories and illustrations, Gokey uses his life experiences to motivate and encourage readers. Hope in Front of Mereleases October 2013 in print and digital formats.

NavPress associate trade publisher, Rebekah Guzman, said, “NavPress is honored to partner with Danny on this project. We are encouraged not only by his story of overcoming but also by his passion to help others find hope and encouragement in any life situation. Danny has a heart for people, and our team has been changed by his passion and vision for this message. We know many others will be changed when they read it as well.”

Nashville recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a top-3 finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. In 2010, Gokey released his debut album, My Best Days, which delivered the best first-week sales by any debut country male in 18 years and included the hits “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” and “I Will Not Say Goodbye.” He is also the founder of Sophia’s Heart Foundation in honor of his late wife. The organization’s goals are to provide hope and help to homeless families, provide scholarships to deserving students, and operate a thriving inner-city music and arts program.

Learn more at www.sophiasheart.org.

February 16, 2013

JESUS CULTURE PRESENTS JESUS CULTURE ONE NIGHTS TOUR

Jesus Culture announces Jesus Culture One Nights April tour featuring worship led by Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, and the Jesus Culture Band and ministering by Banning Liebscher. The tour kicks off in April with Jesus Culture hosting One Nights in cities around the nation, beginning in Chicago and wrapping up in Charlotte, N.C.

“The goal of these events is to gather together to seek the Lord and encounter Him through whole-hearted, passionate worship,” says Banning Liebscher, director of Jesus Culture. “The One Nights consist of worship, prayer, ministry, and preaching.”

Ticket pre-sales for the tour begin today, February 14 at 10:00a.m. local time with a public on-sale date set for February 15 at 10:00a.m. local time. Pre-sale code is “worship.” For more information on Jesus Culture One Nights and to purchase tickets, visit JesusCulture.com/onenights.

Jesus Culture One Nights Dates:

Date City/State
April 17, 2013 Chicago, Illinois 
April 18, 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 20, 2013 Indianapolis, Indiana
April 22, 2013 Memphis, Tennessee
April 23, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee
April 25, 2013 Birmingham, Alabama
April 26, 2013 Gainesville, Florida 
April 27, 2013 Charlotte, North Carolina