After a decade of music, Tenth Avenue North has built an impressive platform comprised of multiple chart-topping singles and Dove Award wins. The Things We’ve Been Afraid to Say makes it clear the band has a well-formed plan on how to best utilize their position with radio, the church and fans after so much success—namely with the release of an EP that will force often uncomfortable subjects to the surface.... Read more
When Jason Gray presented the latest batch of songs he’d written to the powers-that-be, a select group of tracks were included that featured a very special guest: his son, Kipper. Specifically, Gray had allowed his son to co-write and produce some recent demos, adding his own distinctive flair to his father’s strong melodic talent. The chemistry stood out immediately.
Greg LaFollette doesn’t think of Songs of Common Prayer as an album. Instead it’s a gift, a resource, a companion for the church—a set of songs inspired by the Book of Common Prayer intended to aid and inspire congregations as they worship together. Story Behind the Song 'Hosanna In The Highest.'
With well over a decade of chart-topping hits under his belt from “Long Black Train” to “Hometown Girl,” Josh Turner’s fans should be plenty satisfied. His signature baritone has anchored over five million albums sold, and his most recent release proved he’s as popular as ever. But this year, Turner says he’s finally taking the time to release a project not only dear to him, but it’s something fans have desired for years.
As autumn begins to blow into our lives, at least some of us to the north, we’re excited about the changing of leaves, conversations around all things fire, toasted marshmallows and the chance to layer up. One additional layer we’re also excited about is the musical accompaniment atop everything as we take in a lot of exciting new music.
The illusory pop/rock of Rivers & Robots is an intriguing and exciting left turn within the larger worship music genre. As one of the initial artists on Running Club Records, the Manchester-based trio sits comfortably between Mute Math’s slower work and Owl City’s more substantive songs, creating ethereal soundscapes that rethink the typical worship music construct.... Read more
Ten years ago, Francesca Battistelli was considered a risk. Signed by Fervent Records, Battistelli released her debut My Paper Heart in 2008, a time in which the Christian music landscape featured little in the way of female artists. The heyday of Amy Grant, Rebecca St. James and others had faded, and Battistelli was a teenage pop songwriter new to the scene.