40% of CCLI's Top Worship songs bear a Hillsong copyright. This means that almost half the worship soundtrack of the churches in North America have their origins in Hillsong Church. Not only are their songs, such as "What a Beautiful Name," "Who You Say I Am,"and "Cornerstone," the currency of today's worship music, their songs defy the passage of time. After more than 20 years, Hillsong's "Shout to the Lord" is still lingering in CCLI's Top 40.
11th Hour is celebrating a busy year with the release of two albums via Sonlite Records.
"Hidden Blessings" is an album of a few firsts for the Lore Family. After many years as in independent family act, "Hidden Family" is the team's first album for Horizon Records.
Whosoever South, the pioneers of Country Crunk, returns October 3rd with their third studio album, Backroads & Small Towns (Pit Bull Productions).
Jared Anderson, the renowned songwriter behind anthems "Great I Am," "Amazed" and "Rescue," returns October 4 with The Whole Landscape, a 5-song meditation on aspects of God's healing and restoration.
Laura Story falls into the same fallacious trapping as most singer-songwriters. In 2011, Story had a #1 hit "Blessings" which has become not only her first and only #1, but has also become her signature tune.
UK's worship leader Lou Fellingham's has recently released her new album Made for You (Live).
There's an empty space beside me, pull up a chair" are the words of invitation of Tribute on their new song "Pull Up a Chair." If you do RSVP their invitation, you will be blessed with an unforgettable tour re-tracing how Jesus has been working in the lives of various believers.
Are you struggling with your faith, feeling lost, and unwanted? From Ellis Lucas, author of the highly acclaimed The Potter and the Clay, comes the new book, Wanted. We are all prone to pride and hard-heartedness and Wanted will teach you that nobody is without hope, whether though addiction, abuse, abandonment or disillusionment in life.
Life.Church Worship has just released their new live album, God So Good. With 11 uplifting songs, this album includes songs like "God So Good", "I Won't Move," and radio single, "Where the Spirit of the Lord Is." The album was recorded at the Life.Church Edmond location and features worship pastors from various Life.Church locations across the country.
CCM is in the province of glassy-synth pop auteurs. Many a times, the slick dance-beats have rendered the genre weightless and frankly unauthentic. Many of these so-called artists are not interested in creating their own sounds; rather they are desperately trying to be copycats of Taylor Swift, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes under the sheen of feel-good messages. So, thank God we have Zach Williams.
So, how do we know our faith is real? This is the burden of our text from Daniel 2: 24-45.
Through his years as a solo artist and as a member of the multi-award-winning groups, The Isaacs, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and the GRAMMY-nominated Boxcars, John Bowman has become known as a substantial and authentic artist in American roots music for a sound that's pure, powerful and rooted. Now he's releasing his newest recording for Mountain Home Music Company - The Hole, a six-song EP of finely-crafted, heartfelt Country and Bluegrass Gospel. It is now available for pre-order ahead of its September 27 release.
There are no wasted characters in John Bowman's songs. This bluegrass virtuoso gives the characters of his songs a three dimensional realism that they can leap out of his songs to offer us joy, comfort and companionship
Eclecticism and variety are highly valued in today's roots music scene, and musicians try to embody these qualities with honesty and authenticity. That comes naturally to Western North Carolina's Zoe & Cloyd, whose third album, I Am Your Neighbor, will be released September 27 from Organic Records. It is available for pre-order now.