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April 26, 2012

Nashville, Tenn – Hawk Nelson enters a different chapter in the band’s history as they announce their new lead singer Jon Steingard. No stranger to their fans, Steingard has been the guitarist for the past eight years. Hawk Nelson will continue with members Daniel Biro (bass), Justin Benner (drums) and Steingard (guitar, vocals).

 

April 25, 2012

Album Hits No. 14 on Billboard Top 200, No. 1 On Multiple Retail Charts, With Album Sales Tracking Ahead of Last Album

 

Announcing their independence from label life altogether last year, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH takes over the reigns and releases its seventh studio album, The End Is Where We Begin, to not only wide critical acclaim, but also its biggest sales debut ever. Since its release last week, the album reached #6 on the iTunes® Top 10 Albums chart, climbed to #2 on the iTunes Rock chart (No. 1 in Canada) and earned the #8 spot on the Rock Singles Chart while capping the week with it highest ever chart position on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 14 with 23,659 albums sold, marking a 72% sales jump over the band’s previous best-selling album, Welcome to the Masquerade. The album also landed at No. 1 on the Hard Rock and Christian/Gospel-Mainstream Retail Billboard charts.

April 25, 2012

SEATTLE, WA – Tooth & Nail / Solid State Records’ announces the RIAA Gold Certification of They’re Only Chasing Safety from the globally successful and acclaimed heavy rock group UNDEROATH.

April 24, 2012

Nashville, Tenn – Newsboys announced today they are extending their much sought after God's Not Dead Tour through the fall of 2012. Over the course of visiting 60+ cities this spring, the Newsboys' God’s Not Dead Tour has impacted thousands of lives, both locally and internationally. Since the tour began in mid-January, a remarkable 31 venues have sold out and the tour is still hitting another ten markets before the spring leg ends May 6th in Williamsburg, VA.

 

April 24, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Groovy, the first children’s recording by Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, Christian music’s premier Big Band, received the Dove Award for Children’s Music Album of the Year at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, presented in Atlanta last Thursday.

April 24, 2012

Seattle, Wa — BEC Recordings announces the expansion to the label family with the signing of An Epic, No Less to the roster. Hailing from St. Louis, this new band will release their label debut Echo of Love on August 14, 2012. Today the debut radio single, “Mercy Light,” will be available for radio programmers and going for adds May 4 at CHR radio.

 

April 24, 2012

Nashville, TN — Talented Gotee Records’ singer/songwriter Jamie Grace continues to build on an incredible year with her highly successful album, One Song At a Time. With a best-selling record, two No. 1 singles, and a GRAMMY ® nomination under her belt, Jamie Grace can now add the GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year to her list of accolades.

April 23, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. — Taking home four trophies—the most Dove Awards of any artist at last Thursday's ceremony—GRAMMY®-winning songwriter and worship leader Laura Story embellished her acclaimed career as she nabbed the award for Song of the Year for her celebrated, multi-week No. 1, “Blessings.” The song and album of the same name also won awards for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.

April 20, 2012

Dead Feather Moon (www.deadfeathermoon.com), The Howls (www.thehowls.com), Brandon and Leah (http://brandonandleah.com), and Jon Foreman & Friends will perform at the 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley (http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/bro-am) at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, June 16th.

April 20, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kirk Franklin is a nine-time GRAMMY ® award winner, two-time BET Award winner, recipient of over 39 Stellar Awards and eight NAACP Awards. Last night at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, the No. 1 selling Gospel artist of all-time added two more accolades to his belt as he took home his 15th and 16th Dove Award for “Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year” for his latest chart-topping album Hello Fear. His No.

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