WORSHIP ADULT CONTEMPORARY RELEASES 07.03.2012 KERRI ROBERTS TIME FOR THE SHOW REUNION RECORDS/ PROVIDENT 07.21.2012 CHRIS AUGUST THE UPSIDE OF DOWN WORD RECORDS/WORD TOBYMAC TBD FOREFRONT RECORDS/ EMICMG ANDREW PETERSON LIGHT FOR THE LOST BOY CENTRICITY RECORDS/ 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/ 07.21.2012 ADULT CONTEMPORARY MERCYME The Hurt & The Healer (Fair Trade Records) FOR FANS OF: Casting Crowns, Third Day, Big Daddy Weave QQQ With all of their success, MercyMe might have thought getting ‘comfortable’ would be the easy route. But this latest album shows that the band continues to push itself to greatness. They tackle difficult subjects (“The Hurt & The Healer”) and stretch themselves musically on “To Whom It May Concern” and “You Are I Am.” Especially impressive is the gutsy vocal on, “Don’t Give Up On Me.” While they could have reached even further lyrically, this is their best project to date. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “You Are I Am” POINT OF GRACE A Thousand Little Things (Word Entertainment) FOR FANS OF: Christy Nockels, Laura Story, Natalie Grant QQQ There’s perhaps A Thousand Little Things to love about this perky, bright album from Point of Grace. After many solid years in the industry, it’s clear that this now-trio has not lost their appeal. “Wash Me Away” displays their decidedly country/pop feel, and it is some of their best vocal work to date. The sprightly title track also is captivating, as is the lovely, “Only Jesus.” This is the perfect album to play in the car during errands, or for morning inspiration. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “A Thousand Little Things” BIG DADDY WEAVE Love Come To Life (Word Entertainment) FOR FANS OF: Mercy Me, Third Day QQQ Big Daddy Weave has a like-ability factor rivaled only by their musical talent...and both come to light in their latest album, Love Come To Life. The title track begs for a renewing spirit of love, while other songs are more worshipful (“No Other Name,” “Maker of the Wind”). The band stays true to their roots, especially on, “If You Died Tonight,” which has a straightforward gospel message and simple melody, but still packs a solid punch. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Stay” CCMMAGAZINE.COM