Archive for January, 2015

January 20, 2015

Blanca Releases Solo Debut EP: Who I Am

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The debut solo EP from multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, Who I Am, is available now todownload or to stream. (See full track listing below.) The EP precedes her full-length album slated Spring 2015.
Just a few weeks into the new year, Blanca has already performed to six arena-sized crowds as part of Winter Jam 2015 (see full schedule below), which Pollstar named the number one most-attended tour in the world in quarter one for the past four years.
The tour and EP, her first as a solo artist, retain and elevate her emotive, powerful, yet effortless sound for which she became known as a member of Group1Crew, who claimed 5 Dove Awards during her tenure. Who I Am takes that sound to a new and distinct soul/pop, hip-hop vibe, indicating a different artistic direction, while opening the door to new collaborations, such as “Not Backing Down,” which features Tedashii (Reach Records).
“This new chapter in my life and career has been amazing,” Blanca says. “I feel that with every song written, and every show performed, God is stretching me, and showing me more and more of who I am, and what He has created me for.  I also feel incredibly blessed to embark on this new journey with my family right by my side.”

For more information, visit www.officialblanca.com.

Who I Am
Track Listing

1. Who I Am
2. Sunshine
3. Echo
4. Not Backing Down (feat. Tedashii)
5. Different Drum

About Blanca
When it comes to stepping out on faith, Blanca sprints. After wrapping her powerhouse vocal around infectious and intense beats as part of hip/hop group, Group 1 Crew for several years, she’s making the leap and is flying solo. “Who I Am,” the lead single from her forthcoming debut solo album, slated Spring 2015, is an upbeat reflection of a season of soul-searching and surrender, buoyed by an effervescent soul/pop vibe that brings a crowd to their feet, and hearts to the throne.

WinterJam 2015 Cities and Dates

JAN 15, 2015         Reading, PA                  Santander Arena

JAN 16, 2015         State College, PA          Bryce Jordan

JAN 17, 2015         Columbus, OH               Schottenstein Center

JAN 18, 2015         Charlotte, NC                Time Warner Cable Arena

JAN 22, 2015         Council Bluffs, IA           Mid-America Center

JAN 23, 2015         Des Moines, IA              Wells Fargo Arena

JAN 24, 2015         St. Louis, MO                 Scottrade Center

JAN 25, 2015         Kansas City, MO            Sprint Center

JAN 29, 2015         Evansville, IN                 The Ford Center

JAN 30, 2015         Chicago, IL                     Allstate Arena

JAN 31, 2015         Pittsburgh, PA                CONSOL Energy Center

FEB 5, 2015           Mobile, AL                      Mitchell Center

FEB 6, 2015           Greenville, SC                Bon Secours Wellness Arena

FEB 7, 2015           Atlanta, GA                    Georgia Dome

FEB 8, 2015           Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena

FEB 12, 2015         Augusta, GA                 James Brown Arena

FEB 13, 2015         Knoxville, TN                Thompson-Boling Arena

FEB 14, 2015         Greensboro, NC           Greensboro Coliseum

FEB 15, 2015         Norfolk, VA                   Scope Arena

FEB 20, 2015         Cincinnati, OH              U.S. Bank Arena

FEB 21, 2015         Auburn Hills, MI           The Palace of Auburn Hills

FEB 22, 2015         Cleveland, OH              Wolstein Center

FEB 26, 2015         Tupelo, MS                   BancorpSouth Arena

FEB 27, 2015         Bossier City, LA            CenturyLink Center

FEB 28, 2015         Houston, TX                 Toyota Center

MAR 1, 2015          Tulsa, OK                      BOK Center

MAR 5, 2015          Springfield, MO             JQH Arena

MAR 6, 2015          Wichita, KS                   INTRUST Bank Arena

MAR 7, 2015          Oklahoma City, OK      Chesapeake Energy Center

MAR 8, 2015          Ft. Worth, TX                Ft. Worth Convention Center

MAR 12, 2015        Roanoke, VA                Berglund Center (f. Roanoke Civic Center)

MAR 13, 2015        Raleigh, NC                  PNC Arena

MAR 14, 2015        Columbia, SC               Colonial Life Arena

MAR 15, 2015        Chattanooga, TN          McKenzie Arena

MAR 19, 2015        Ft. Wayne, IN               Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

MAR 20, 2015        Indianapolis, IN            Bankers Life Fieldhouse

MAR 21, 2015        Birmingham, AL           BJCC Arena

MAR 22, 2015        Memphis, TN               FedEx Forum

MAR 27, 2015        Little Rock, AR             Verizon Arena

MAR 28, 2015        Lexington, KY              Rupp Arena

MAR 29, 2015        Peoria, IL                     Peoria Civic Center

January 20, 2015

Integrity Music Signs Indonesian Worship Leader Sidney Mohede

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Integrity Music is honored to announce the signing of Indonesian worship leader and songwriter Sidney Mohede, representing Mohede’s albums and songs to a global audience with a forthcoming English language album slated for release early next year.

 

Mohede (pronounced Mo-heed-ee) serves on staff at Jakarta Praise Community Church in Indonesia’s capital city and is known for recording in English, Indonesian and Mandarin, ministering throughout Asia and beyond. With over 380,000 Twitter followers, a 300,000+ Facebook community and millions of YouTube views of his performances and work with JPCC and the ensemble Giving My Best, Mohede is an inspiration to worship leaders and worshippers alike. 

“Because Integrity Music is focused on serving the local church on a global scale, we are always looking for those gifted and passionate people serving in their local congregations all over the world,” said C. Ryan Dunham, President of Integrity Music.  “Sidney is doing exactly that… with over 20 years of ministry in Jakarta as a worship leader, songwriter and pastor. We are excited to represent him and eager to see his songs equip local worship leaders around the world.”

Born in Indonesia, Mohede immigrated to the U.S. as a child following his parents’ divorce. At the age of 10, he found himself thrust into a completely different culture, struggling to adapt to his new life as an American kid growing up in southern California. After some rebellious years leading into high school, Mohede accepted Christ at the age of 17, changing his trajectory and launching onto a ministry path that would eventually lead him back to Indonesia. 

Today, Mohede and his family reside in his birthplace of Jakarta, where he serves as the Network Pastor for JPCC, a 12,000-member congregation. He also makes time to travel, leading worship and serving as a guest speaker and teacher at conferences and events throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, the U.K. and U.S.

 

Mohede has written over 200 songs and recorded numerous projects, including the English language album, The Rescue, which features a co-write and duet with longtime friend Darlene Zschech on the song “It Is Done.” Fans of Israel Houghton may also recognize Mohede, who penned the song “Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)” featured on Houghton’s GRAMMY Award winning album Love God/Love People. Mohede has also led worship and taught at Houghton’s annual “Deeper” worship conference.

“Words cannot describe how thrilled and honored I am to be a part of the Integrity Music family,” said Mohede. “My primary desire has always been to simply live in His presence, and live out this grace He has given me, whether in my leading worship or in writing worship songs for churches to sing in our nation of Indonesia. I believe worship transcends cultures, geographical and language barriers, and I am grateful for Integrity Music for welcoming me to be a part of what God is doing globally.”

Additional information on Sidney Mohede’s music and ministry can be found at the Jakarta Praise Community Church website, www.jpcc.org and athttps://www.facebook.com/sidneymohedePAGE.

Integrity is the worship music recording and publishing home to a variety of artists and ministries around the globe including: All Sons & Daughters, New Life Worship, Planetshakers, Covenant Worship, Life Worship, Dustin Smith, Worship Central, Desperation Band, Bluetree, Lincoln Brewster, Christine D’Clario, Stu G, Beth Croft, Sheldon Bangera, Danilo Montero, Jacobo Ramos, Israel Houghton, and Dove Award winning and nominated songwriters Paul Baloche, Jennie Lee Riddle, Jared Anderson, Michael Farren and Michael Neale.

Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Eastbourne, UK, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity currently controls over 7,000 songs, including the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys) as well as church standards “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.

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January 20, 2015

Pastor and Recording Artist Danilo Montero Wins Latin GRAMMY Award

15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Premiere Ceremony

Pastor, author and Integrity Music recording artist Danilo Montero received a Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Christian Album for his acclaimed project La Carta Perfecta (The Perfect Letter), during the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMYs held recently at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This album has become one of Montero’s most successful projects, debuting at No. 10 on Billboard’s “Latin Pop Albums” chart and receiving nominations for a Dove Award and Premio Arpa (Harp Award), among other accolades within the music industry.

Montero recorded La Carta Perfecta live at Lakewood Church, where he serves as pastor of Iglesia Lakewood, the Houston-based church’s thriving Hispanic congregation. The album is available globally through Integrity Music with distribution through retail stores and all major digital service providers including iTunes and Amazon.

Upon receiving the Latin GRAMMY, Montero expressed his happiness and gratitude as he accepted the award: “Thank you very much. Many thanks to the members of the Academy. Total surprise… after 25, 30 years of making Christian music. Completely unexpected and very special…”

Ryan Dunham, President of Integrity Music, was present at the ceremony and commented: “We have always believed in Danilo’s musical and teaching gifts. He is very respected and loved within the Church and among his music industry peers. It’s an honor to represent him and we are thrilled to see his talents recognized within the larger, global Latin music community.”

In 2010, Montero received his first Latin GRAMMY nomination, and in 2008, he became the first native of Costa Rica to win a Billboard Award for Latin music.

Currently, Danilo Montero and his family reside in Houston, Texas, where he leads the Spanish-speaking ministry at Lakewood Church. Additional information on Montero is available at https://www.facebook.com/DaniloMonteroOnline.

Danilo Montero_La Carta Perfecta COVER

January 5, 2015

Vertical Church Band Church Songs Do What You Want To Lyrics

It’s Your heart

We’re searching for

We want You and nothing more

Let Your glory fill this place

We’re alive in Your presence

We surrender all to You

Do what You want to,

Do what You want to

God we long to see You move

Do what you want to,

Do what You want to

We are standing in Your light

And our hearts are open wide

Let us see more than before

Lord, come have your way here

All consuming fire fall, 

Fall on us

January 5, 2015

Vertical Church Band – Church Songs – All The Earth Lyrics

Verse 1:
From the rising of the sun

To the ending  of the day

One name alone be praised

Every nation tribe and tongue

All creation lifting up

Your name alone we raise

Chorus:

Praise the Lord all the earth, All the earth

Bless His name, only one name, now and always

Verse 2:
Jesus You have rescued us

You are good and You are just

One name alone be praised

From the heights and from the depths

In every heart with every breath

Your name alone we raise
Chorus
Bridge x2:
Every sky is filled with wonder

All creation lifting higher

The only King who reigns forever

Who is like our God, Who is like our God 

Chorus x3