http://salemnet.vo.llnwd.net/o29/ccm/ downloads/ccm/IAmWithYou.mp3 katie Warren gentle Whispers (independent) FOR FANS OF: Christy Nockels, Kari Jobe, Nichole Nordeman QQQ Conjuring up the passionate deliveries of signature vocalists like Christy nockels and susan Ashton, Texas-based singer/songwriter Katie Warren expertly weaves through twelve songs that both question and confirm her sincere faith. Part worship, part pop, Warren frequently leads worship at Houston’s mega-second Baptist Church, proving her performance aptitude. And though she can belt with the best, Gentle Whispers is lyrically a bit dry. Even still Warren’s quiet prowess on softer tunes like “Lullaby” warrants this new artist and her nicely knit debut encore recognition. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Gentle Whisper” sara renner All for love (independent) FOR FANS OF: Israel Houghton QQQ very few women in Christian music define their own style, but sara renner’s music is an authentic reflection of her unique musical personality. often deemed “indefinable” by the industry, sara’s style traverses genres ranging from pop to soul, gospel and jazz. As a result, sara is able to bridge the gap between cultures in a fashion similar to Israel Houghton by providing recognizable elements for lovers of each genre to embrace. At its core, “All For Love” is artistic, elegant and fun—plain and simple. - David Coleman WE LIKE: “I am With You” CliCk hERE fOR a fREE DOWNLOaD! stu toWnend there is A hope (Kingsway) FOR FANS OF: Hymns, Celtic Music QQQ Perhaps the most fertile mainstream theological well from which to draw from, stu Townend’s music resonates at the deepest levels. The writer of “In Christ Alone” creates modern hymns encased within standard piano arrangements (“there Is A Hope”), gospel-flavored anthems (“Hear the Call of the Kingdom”) and Celtic tunes (“Let The Earth resound”). - Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Will You Hide Me (Healing Streams)” indie revieWs All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. indie neW releases 06.22.2010 sTUArT TOWnEnd thERE iS A hopE (KInGsWAy/EMICMG) indie 44 CCM