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July 21, 2013

Matt Redman To Release New Album, Your Grace Finds Me, On September 24

 

 

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” which drops at radio on August 2.

Redman shares about Your Grace Finds Me and the inspiring new songs: here.

Redman recently finished recording the 12-track project at Passion City Church’s ‘LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective’ in Atlanta, GA. The event was hosted by Louie Giglio and GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin and included worship leaders from all across the country. The record follows suit with 10,000 Reasons, which was also recorded at the annual LIFT conference. This fall, Matt Redman will embark on a European tour along with Martin Smith. For more information on the “God’s Great Dance Floor – Worship Tour” visit: www.MattRedman.com.

Story behind “Your Grace Finds Me

Story behind “Jesus Only Jesus

Story behind “Mercy

Track Listing for Your Grace Finds Me:
*not final sequence
1. Sing and Shout
2. Jesus, Only Jesus
3. Your Grace Finds Me
4. Mercy
5. This Beating Heart
6. One Name Alone
7. Good Forever
8. Wide as the Sky
9. Let My People Go (for the A21 Campaign)
10. Come and See
11. I Need You Now
12. Benediction

About Matt Redman:
Matt Redman is a key songwriter for today’s church and active worship leader for Passion conferences around the world. Leading a generation of worshipers, his songs have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, David Crowder*Band, Israel Houghton, Jeremy Camp, Jesus Culture and Passion, among others. He won his first GRAMMY® awards earlier this year for the powerful hit, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” which won for both “Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance” and “Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.” Among artists Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Chick Corea and Esperanza Spalding, Redman was one of six artists with two GRAMMY® wins at the award show. Adding to his GRAMMY® awards this year, Redman’s “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” was certified RIAA gold and named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year and “Top Christian Song” at the Billboard Music Awards. “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” has spent over 19 weeks at No. 1 and over 30 non-consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Christian/Gospel Digital Songs chart. Additionally, Redman has 26 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with six populating the Top 50.

 

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July 21, 2013

LOVE & THE OUTCOME LAUNCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR TOP 20 HIT SINGLE “HE IS WITH US”

 

 

 Word Entertainment’s Love & The Outcome is joining forces with multiple partners to unveil the music video for their debut single, “He Is With Us.” Today the video can be seen exclusively atNewreleasetuesday.com followed with premieres on Monday at both K-LOVE and the Canadian outlet, 100 Huntley Street’s Crossroads 360. On Tuesday, July 16, the video will be made available for purchase on iTunes. Filmed in Toronto, Canada, “He Is With Us” intersperses dynamic performance footage of Jodi and Chris with Love & The Outcome’s signature graffiti text to create an engaging video that underscores the song’s powerful lyrics. The duo’s debut single has skyrocketed into the Top 20 since its release in May with Billboard including them in its “Bubbling Under” section on new and noteworthy acts. “He Is With Us” is the lead single from Love & The Outcome’s self-titled debut album due out on August 27.

 

For Chris and Jodi, Love & The Outcome is both a name and a literal life story. The duo sold their Winnipeg condo en route to a high-stakes musical road trip that has seen them criss-cross Canada, Liberia, the Philippines and China, winning over fans both emotionally and spiritually with their blend of effervescent pop. After signing to Word Records in 2012, they retreated to the mountains of Washington state to record their powerful debut, produced by Seth Mosley along with Ben Glover (for King & Country) and David Garcia (TobyMac). Spring 2013 saw the two back on the road for the “Hundred More Years Tour” supporting Francesca Battistelli and The Afters over 27 dates. For tour dates and further information please visit http://www.loveandtheoutcome.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveAndTheOutcome
Twitter: https://twitter.com/loveandoutcome
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/loveandtheoutcome

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

July 21, 2013

Love And The Outcome Debut New Music Video For New Song, He Is With Us

 

 

Click here to view the new music video for “He Is With Us” from Love & The Outcome.  Filmed in Toronto, Canada, “He Is With Us” intersperses dynamic performance footage of Jodi and Chris with Love & The Outcome’s signature graffiti text to create an engaging video that underscores the song’s powerful lyrics. The duo’s debut single has skyrocketed into the Top 20 since its release in May with Billboard including them in its “Bubbling Under” section on new and noteworthy acts. “He Is With Us” is the lead single from Love & The Outcome’s self-titled debut album due out on August 27.

 

For Chris and Jodi, Love & The Outcome is both a name and a literal life story. The duo sold their Winnipeg condo en route to a high-stakes musical road trip that has seen them criss-cross Canada, Liberia, the Philippines and China, winning over fans both emotionally and spiritually with their blend of effervescent pop. After signing to Word Records in 2012, they retreated to the mountains of Washington state to record their powerful debut, produced by Seth Mosley along with Ben Glover (for King & Country) and David Garcia (TobyMac). Spring 2013 saw the two back on the road for the “Hundred More Years Tour” supporting Francesca Battistelli and The Afters over 27 dates. For tour dates and further information please visit www.loveandtheoutcome.com.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveAndTheOutcome 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/loveandoutcome 
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/loveandtheoutcome

July 21, 2013

EVERFOUND RELEASES WORD ENTERTAINMENT DEBUT ALBUM TODAY

 

 

Everfound, a band comprised of four Russian-born brothers, released their self-titled label debut today to critical acclaim (iTunes link:http://smarturl.it/everfound). The band celebrated the release this past weekend at Saddleback Church in Southern California. Earlier this year they played there for a massive kick-off for “The Bible” mini-series, as their single “What Love Means” is featured on the companion CD, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Pastor Rick Warren in attendance. Immediately following the performance Warren declared via Twitter: “Mark my word: This band is going to be HUGE!” Everfound will continue the celebration on July 27 when they will make their national TV debut and perform their current Top 13 hit single, “Never Beyond Repair” on Fox News Channel’s “Huckabee.”

Everfound, co-produced by Seth Mosley (Francesca Battistelli, for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline) and Pete Kipley (Phil Wickham, Matthew West, MercyMe), features 14 tracks all written or co-written by the band. The band’s goal when creating this album was to write songs that could serve as the soundtrack to people’s daily lives. “Every song on this record is about something that we’ve gone through ourselves,” said lead singer Nikita. “The struggles, the defeats the victories, peaks, valleys and everything in between – all written with the goal of reaching people with the love of Christ.” Everfound’s songwriting fused with a rock sound that mirrors their musical influences which include The Killers, U2, Coldplay and 30 Seconds to Mars, results in a debut release that is garnering praise from critics in early reviews.

 

“Everfound is the top alt-rock album of the year. I can’t get enough of this album, which is loaded with catchy and hope-filled emotional rock songs. This album will stay in heavy rotation for me all year.” –NewReleaseTuesday.com

 

“Everfound’s self-titled debut is one to savor over and over again…now is the time for Everfound to shine and show the world that a new rock band is in town! And I suggest you all jump on the bandwagon, they’ll be the band on everyone’s lips pretty soon!” – Christianmusiczine.com

 

“…this popularity is only going to soar with its self-titled debut album.” – HM Magazine

“Of all the new bands that I’ve heard over the past couple years, I don’t know if I’ve been personally pulling for one harder than this one.” JesusfreakHideoout.com

 

If you only buy one new CD in 2013, make sure it’s the new release by this band.” – Spin: The Blog

 

The band recently wrapped up touring with the Dare 2 Share youth conference and spent last fall opening for Matthew West on his “Into the Light Tour.” They can be seen this summer throughout the country at various festivals:

July 18:                      Sonshine Festival – Willmar, MN

July 21:                      Roosevelt Baptist Church – Roosevelt, UT

August 3:                   Spirit West Coast – Salinas, CA

August 4-5:               Kingdom Bound – Darien Center, NY

August 7:                   Unity Fest – Muskegon, MI

August 10:                 Creation West – Enumclaw, WA

August 12-18:           Drift Creek Camp – Lincoln City, OR

Everfound is a band comprised of four Russian-born brothers who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990’s. Their Word debut album’s lead single, “Never Beyond Repair,” is currently No. 13 at Hot AC/CHR. These multi-instrumental and classically-trained musicians have played more than 800 shows throughout both the U.S. and Europe and released four albums independently. For further information and for listing of tour dates, please visit www.everfoundmusic.com.

About Word Entertainment

A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome,Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

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For more information please visit, www.everfoundmusic.com / https://www.facebook.com/everfound / Follow:@everfound

July 21, 2013

Integrity Music Signs Songwriter/Worship Leader Dustin Smith, Prepares For Global Release of Smith’s Rushing Waters DVD/CD

Integrity Music announces the signing of songwriter and worship leader Dustin Smith and the forthcoming global release of his DVD/CD Rushing Waters on September 10.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Smith serves as a worship leader at World Revival Church. A pastor’s son, Smith has been involved in fulltime ministry for 16-plus years, including the past eight years on staff at WRC. He previously released six independent albums including Everything Inside MeOpen The Floodgates and Healing Waters, as well as teaching materials that cover a variety of topics such as “Are You God Conscious?” and “Function Before Title.”
Inspired by his church, his pastor and his own personal journey in Christ, Smith has written and co-written worship songs that range in theme from adoration and surrender to spiritual warfare. These songs include “Yahweh,” “Jesus,” “Reign Over Me” and “Rushing Waters,” a song that has moved beyond the WRC congregation to find a home in churches around the world.
“Dustin is a gifted songwriter and worship leader who has faithfully served the local church for many years,” says Craig Dunnagan, Integrity’s Vice President of Music Publishing/Ministry Alliances. “We are excited to partner with him in his growing ministry and we look forward to sharing his songs with the global Church.”
Co-written by Smith and Michael Farren (Pocket Full Of Rocks), the song “Rushing Waters,” was inspired by the picture of worship presented in Revelation 19:6 that reads: “Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting ‘Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns’.”
Recalling the songwriting process with Farren, who co-produced the Rushing Waters project, Smith says: “Michael had asked me what was on my heart. So I shared this scripture from Revelation… we were both overwhelmed with the thought of worship that was like the roar of rushing waters. What a great lesson for worship leaders! Instead of just trying to instruct people on what to do in worship, we need to start directing them on whom to look at! When people see God for who He really is, they can’t help but worship loudly and extravagantly.”
A visual preview of the DVD/CD, which features guest musicians Stu G (Delirious?) and Carl Albrecht (Paul Baloche), is available at “Rushing Waters”. A free chord chart for the song is available at “Rushing Waters” chord chart.
Dustin Smith is a husband and father of three young children. In addition to his own independent recordings and his forthcoming release with Integrity Music, Smith has been featured on collections including Integrity’s iWorship Now/Next double album. He has also authored several teaching resources and served as a facilitator on songwriting related topics forAllAboutWorship.com. Additional information is available at http://www.dustinsmith.com.