Worship aDult Contemporary releases 08.21.2012 oWL CITY ThE MidSUMMEr STATion UnIVeRSAL MUSIC/eMICMg CHRIS AUgUST ThE UPSidE of down WoRD ReCoRDS/WoRD TenTH AVenUe noRTH ThE STrUggLE pRoVIDenT LABeL gRoUp/ pRoVIDenT ToBYMAC EYE on iT FoReFRonT ReCoRDS/ eMICMg AnDReW peTeRSon LighT for ThE LoST BoY CenTRICITY ReCoRDS/ eMICMg LUMInATe wELCoME To dAYLighT SpARRoW ReCoRDS/eMICMg AVALon nUMBEr onES SpARRoW ReCoRDS/eMICMg KARYn WILLIAMS onLY YoU Inpop/eMICMg pHIL KIng PhiL King SoULSTRIDe/eMICMg All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www. ccmmagazine.com/category/ adult-contemporary/ 08.28.2012 aDult Contemporary tentH avenue nortH The Struggle (Reunion Records) FOR FANS OF: Sanctus Real, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe QQQ Throughout its first two releases, Tenth Avenue north had no trouble connecting with Christian music’s masses and that trend is sure to continue throughout The Struggle. Inspired by the past two years on the road and a pair of new band members, the vertically-leaning pop/ rockers once again connect with accessibility on both musical and storytelling planes. producer Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real) helps keep the feel radio-friendly (albeit not overly surprising), while the guys encourage listeners to persevere though life’s storms for ultimate freedom in Christ. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Where Life Will Never Die” CHris august The Upside of down (MCA Nashville) FOR FANS OF: David Archuleta, Dave Barnes, Brandon Heath QQQQ newcomer Chris August has become a beloved part of the CCM world...and it’s no wonder why. He’s endeared himself with his unassuming talent, his surprisingly powerful vocal and his impeccable songwriting. This album showcases all three. particularly on the gospel influenced, “Amen,” where a key change shows his impressive range. “The Truth is Still True,” as well as the folksy, “This Side of Heaven,” are especially lovely, but the whole album is a shining gem. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Amen” pHil Keaggy The Cover of Love (Strobie Records) FOR FANS OF: Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, The Moody Blues QQQQ The ceaselessly prolific Phil Keaggy turns in a guitar- centered collection split between covers and originals, all revolving around a love song theme. Aside from his fiery licks, the disc also benefits from the switch hitter’s luminous vocals, which accurately tackle everything from The Beach Boys’ “good Vibrations” to elvis presley’s “I Want You, I need You, I Love You.” This melodic masterpiece also benefits from an angelic duet with his daughter olivia throughout the tender-hearted “Where Are You Love.” –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Good Vibrations” CCMMagazine.coM