Grant, Smith, Martel ‘Silver Bells’ No. 1 on Holiday Charts

“Silver Bells,” featuring the dynamic trio made up of multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, along with Marc Martel, has taken the No. 1 spot at national Christian radio this week. The re-imagined version of the 1951 Christmas music classic climbed to the top of Billboard’s Monitored AC and Mediabase AC Christian charts.

Plumb ‘Behold’ & ‘It’s Christmastime’

Recording Christmas music comes with its own unique challenges. Should one cover secular or spiritual carols? Ought one go for funny, serious or both? Plumb addresses these hard choices handily with two enjoyable new holiday-themed EPs. Of the two, Behold is the more spiritually centered. It’s Christmastime, on the other hand, is lighter and focused more on the secular pleasures of the season.... Read more

Pandora Adds CCM Christmas Playlist

Pandora's Nashville-based Christian music Programming Curator (and former CCM Magazine staff member) Melissa Riddle Chalos has created a New CCM Christmas music playlist to share with our CCM music fans. From Christian Pop to AC and Gospel to Southern Gospel, all of your favorite Christian artist Christmas music is here in this fun Christmas mix.

Exclusive Video Premiere: JunaNJoey ‘Mary, Did You Know’

JunaNJoey are a singer/songwriter, brother and sister, wholesome Country Pop Duo (think modern day Carpenters). The duo’s popularity exploded organically by posting covers on YouTube with a collective 5 million views. That attention has provided a steady stream of inquiries from YouTube stars offering collaborations.

Reach Records/116 Crew Drops ‘The Gift’ YouTube Playlist

Reach Records and 116 Crew artists have shared their take on Christmas music on The Gift: Christmas Compilation album. Now watch the Gift music video playlist for the project. Check out the Reach Records/116 The Gift: Live Sessions Playlist:

PLUMB Releases 2 Christmas EPs

PLUMB has just released two new Christmas music EPs to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. Her debut Christmas projects, BEHOLD and IT’S CHRISTMASTIME, highlight her unique voice and artistry with Christmas favorites and original new holiday songs.

Perry LaHaie Drops Christmas Lyric Video ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel (How Long)’

Singer/songwriter and morning drive-time radio host Perry LaHaie has unveiled the wistful Christmas music lyric video to "O Come, O Come Emmanuel (How Long)," the debut single from his new album, Him, due in early 2020. LaHaie collaborated with emerging filmmaker Aaron Harris to create the yearning, yet peace-evoking imagery which perfectly ties into this holy season.