Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jimmy Needham - Clear The Stage 2012 English Christian album MP3

Jimmy Needham - Clear The Stage 2012 English Christian album MP3Clear The Stage is the latest Christian Pop Rock album released by American Christian Pop Rock artist, a Texas University graduate, songwriter, Jimmy Needham. This album was released on March 27, 2012 and released under the label Inpop Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Clear The Stage

Artist :: Jimmy Needham

Release Date :: March 27, 2012

Genre :: Pop/ Rock

Label :: Inpop Records

Location :: Nashville, TN, USA


Jimmy Needham - Clear The Stage 2012 biography and history ultra hq wallpaperBiography ::
Reality hit Jimmy Needham pretty hard as he started work on his fifth studio project Clear The Stage. This record could potentially turn out a disaster. Even with iconic producer/songwriter Ed Cash stepping on board to lend his award-winning expertise behind the soundboard, Jimmy’s task at hand was overwhelming at best.

“I felt so inadequate going into the studio to make this album,” Jimmy reflec...ts. “Not all of the songs were written yet, I was working with a new producer, and on top of all that, I had just become a father. Nothing has proven to demonstrate my inadequacy like fatherhood and leading a family. I remember praying, ‘If I ever needed grace, God, it’s now.’”

That initial prayer resulted in the vulnerable, anthemic lead single to Jimmy’s most personal record to date.

“The fact that ‘If I Ever Needed Grace’ came at the eleventh hour, when it seemed like I had nothing—and resulted in one of the most powerful songs I’ve ever written—is such a testament of God’s grace,” Jimmy says. “It was awesome to take steps of faith and lean on God throughout this record, and to see Him come through in big ways over and over again.”

Never one to shy away from pouring his heart into lyrics, as past radio hit singles like “Dearly Loved,” “Hurricane,” and “Forgiven & Loved” can attest, Jimmy’s declaration that Clear The Stage is his most personal and honest effort of his seven-year career to date is bold, remarkable, and at least, intriguing.

“There’s a nuance I try to capture in every record, but this one was a lot more eclectic, thematically,” Jimmy says. “If there’s a common thread, it’s how all of the facets of my personal life keep leading me to an expanding view of Christ; marriage to my wife Kelly, our daughter’s birth, and the miscarriages we experienced before our daughter’s birth. In all of these things, and in every way I attempt to navigate life, my only satisfaction—the only true answers—will be found in Christ. I’ve come to understand obedience as more than simply not doing bad things, but running to God to drink deeply in Him so that I don’t want to run to any other source.”

Jimmy best encapsulates this revelation on “The Only One,” perhaps the most personal song on the record. In light of coming to grips with God as the ultimate satisfier, he confesses, “All of my lovers are found in my billfold. They rest on my mantel. I can’t get a handle on what satisfies me.”

Not unlike most singer-songwriters accustomed to recording their own material, and only their material, Jimmy’s exercise of getting out of the way and opening himself up to song pitches from other writers for the record was a painstaking challenge. Though it did prove to be the right idea.

“My ego takes a hit when something’s added to my record that I didn’t contribute to,” Jimmy says. “But when the idea came into my head to include a song written by my buddy Ross King called, ‘Clear The Stage,’ it became so obvious that this song should be included. It needs to be shared with the world. It’s the cornerstone of the record.

“The first time I heard this song as a high school student, it shipwrecked me. I don’t think anyone can be the same person after hearing this song. I’ll never forget hearing those words and immediately getting on my face before God. As the final track on the record, it’s a heavy way to close, but my hope is that by the end, every listener will say ‘I want more of Jesus and less of everything else.’”

Contrary to most artists, Jimmy’s idea of “stepping out” on this record stylistically meant taking deliberate strides toward a more down-the-middle, mainstream approach, both musically and lyrically. Writing songs with simpler chord structures and accessible lyrical content, while staying true to the integrity of the blue-eyed soulfulness that’s brought him critical acclaim over his career spanning seven years. The finished product amounts to a batch of intently crafted, accessible pop songs, dabbled in a variety of genres from Stevie Wonder-inspired R&B, to Americana, to shades of reggae.

“The content musically is as diverse as the content lyrically,” Jimmy adds. “It was important not to alienate my fanbase by going a completely different direction artistically, but I wanted to write in a way that made my music more accessible and easier to embrace, which was a pretty risky decision for me.”

Another first for Jimmy while recording Clear The Stage was foregoing session musicians and opting to use his touring band live in the studio.

“I wanted to use my own guys and they came in and killed it,” Jimmy exclaims. “We recorded the funkiest, most soulful song I’ve ever put on a record called, ‘I Will Find You’ (featuring rapper Lecrae), and they knocked it out of the park.”

Other particularly memorable points on the record include, “My Victory,” a somewhat stylistic departure in the way of a corporate worship song co-written with Cash and Matt Armstrong; “Daddy’s Baby Girl,” a playful tune written for Jimmy’s daughter Lively; and “In the Middle,” a ballad for his wife as encouragement in the wake of a heartbreaking series of miscarriages.

“I hope that I’ve changed since the last record, but I know I have,” Jimmy concludes. “I’m more aware of my desperate need for Jesus in everything that I do. In every circumstance that’s thrown my way. The most important takeaway that anyone can get from this record is to see Jesus as so satisfying, that every other pursuit or effort to make our lives better seems dull compared to life in His presence.”

Jimmy Needham - Clear The Stage 2012 tracklisting and lyricsTracklisting ::

01. I Will Find You (feat. Lecrae)
02. If I Ever Needed Grace
03. Daddy's Baby Girl
04. Rock Bottom
05. Stay (feat. Lizi Bailey)
06. In the Middle
07. Arrows
08. My Victory
09. The Only One
10. Clear the Stage
11. Joyful, Joyful
12. Great is Thy Faithfulness (feat. Kevin Jones)


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Guy Penrod - Hymns 2012 English Christian Southern Gospel Album MP3

Guy Penrod - Hymns 2012 English Christian Southern Gospel Album MP3Hymns is the latest American Christian Southern Gospel album released by American Christian Southern Gospel Artist, Dove award nominee in 2010, Guy Penrod. This album was released on March 27, 2012 and released under the label Servant Records.

Album Details ::

Album ::Hymns

Artist :: Guy Penrod

Release Date :: March 27, 2012

Genre ::Southern Gospel

Label ::Servant Records

Location ::Nashville, TN, USA


Guy Penrod - Hymns 2012 southeran gospel artist biography and historyBiography ::
Hymns, the highly-anticipated sophomore solo effort from Christian music’s premier country recording artist, Guy Penrod, is slated to bow March 27 from Gaither Music Group/Servant Records. Produced by Penrod and Pete Green, Hymns showcases 13 of the award-winning artist’s favorite selections, including the debut single, “Does Jesus Care?,” a duet with the legendary George Beverly Shea.

Hymns includes “The Old Rugged Cross,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Amazing Grace,” “Count Your Blessings,” and “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms,” among other songs.

“I grew up with and love the hymns,” Penrod says. “The vernacular has changed, but hymns address the human condition and give help, guidance and encouragement through truths that survive the test of time. Hymns are an important part of our history as believers.”

Penrod’s 2010 Dove Award-nominated Gaither Music Group/Servant Records solo debut, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, having sold more than 75,000 units to date and featuring successful mainstream country and southern gospel radio singles. A 2011 Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Penrod made his Grand Ole Opry debut last year, along with numerous appearances throughout the U.S. and Europe. Prior to his solo career, Penrod spent 14 years with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.

Hymns, a Gaither Music Group/Servant Records release, is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution and will be available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®. The new recording will be positioned heavily at retail and will be aired as part of a direct TV campaign on networks including GAC, RFD, GMC, TBN, FamilyNet, CTS, CTN, TCT, TLN, Airtime 1 and GMTN and in Canada on Grace, Legacy, Miracle and Vision.

Guy Penrod - Hymns 2012 southeran gospel Tracklisting and lyricsTracklisting ::

01. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
02. Count Your Blessings
03. The Old Rugged Cross
04. Down At The Cross
05. He Hideth My Soul
06. We'll Understand It Better By and By
07. Rock Of Ages/I Stand Amazed
08. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
09. The Solid Rock
10. Amazing Grace
11. Does Jesus Care? (duet with George Beverly Shea)
12. Nothing But The Blood
13. Softly And Tenderly


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Friday, March 30, 2012

Before Their Eyes - Redemption 2012 English Christian Album Mp3

Before Their Eyes - Redemption 2012 English Christian Album Mp3Redemption is the latest American Christian Hardcore album released by American Christian Post-Hardcore Metal band from Ohio, Before Their Eyes. The songs from this band stood top in the billboard Heatseekers chart. This album was released on March 27, 2012 and released under the label Invogue Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Redemption

Artist :: Before Their Eyes

Release Date :: March 27, 2012

Genre :: Hardcore

Label :: Invogue Records

Location :: Findlay, Ohio, USA



Before Their Eyes - Redemption 2012 biography and history of hard rock bandBiography ::
Before Their Eyes is a post-hardcore band from Findlay, Ohio. The band is currently signed to InVogue Records. Founded by vocalist Nick Moore. The name of the band is taken from the New Testament verse Romans 3:18: "There is no fear of God before their eyes." As of June 2011, Nick Moore is the last original member. Their second album, The Dawn of My Death, was released October 28, 2008. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their third album, "Untouchable", was released March 16, 2010. The album reached No. 22 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Their new record "Redemption" will be released through InVogue Records on March 27, 2012.

The band has played many tours, including: Vans Warped Tour 2011, "Spring Break Your Heart Tour" with Forever The Sickest Kids, Tonight Alive, We Are The In Crowd & Breathe Carolina, "The Bangover Tour" with blessthefall, the "Coaxial Flutter Tour" alongside Saosin, the Hot N' Heavy Tour alongside Drop Dead, Gorgeous, and He Is Legend, the Artery Across The Nation Tour with A Skylit Drive and Four Letter Lie, the Black on Black Tour with Escape the Fate, the Scream the Prayer Tour in 2008 with Here I Come Falling, and Agraceful, and the One Moment Management Tour with Eyes Set to Kill, Ice Nine Kills, I See Stars, Oceana, and LoveHateHero.

Before Their Eyes - Redemption 2012 hard rock band members 5 menBand Members ::
  • Nicholas Moore
  • Anthony Damschroder
  • Jordan Disorbo
  • Brandon Rosiar
  • Jarrett Hottman

Before Their Eyes - Redemption 2012 live performance on stage with guitaristsTracklisting ::

01. Intro 02. Lies 03. Dream 04. Find 05. Everything 06. Redemption 07. Revenge 08. Revival 09. Surrender 10. Backstabber 11. Faith 12. Alive


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Toby Mac - Dubbed & Freq'd 2012 English Christian Album Download

Toby Mac - Dubbed & Freq'd 2012 English Christian Album Mp3Dubbed & Freq'd is the latest American Christian Pop Rock Urban Style Remix album released by American Christian Pop artist, Grammy & Dove awards winner, a native from Virginia, Toby Mac. This album is the combination of all the super hit songs of his own collection Tonight , Portable Sounds etc. This album was released on March 27, 2012 and released under the label Fore Front Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Dubbed & Freq'd

Artist :: TobyMac

Release Date :: March 27, 2012

Genre :: Pop, Rock

Label :: Fore Front Records

Location :: Fairfax, Virginia, USA



Toby Mac - Dubbed & Freq'd 2012 biography and historyBiography ::
The ascension of TobyMac’s solo career has been nothing short of spectacular. In an era of declining music sales he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with each new album release. This is no small feat. With his fourth studio album TONIGHT set to release on Feb. 9, he is poised to take things higher yet again.
Having climbed the mountain once with the group dcTalk (...4 Grammys, more than 8 million albums sold), TobyMac knows how difficult the journey can be and how much work the process actually takes. Rarely does an artist get to soar to great heights for a second time, but soar he has. He took home his first Grammy as a solo artist last year after receiving Grammy nominations for each of his first three solo projects (Momentum, Welcome To Diverse City, Portable Sounds). And last year TobyMac topped 2 million in total albums sold during his solo career. He has done it with a combination of talent, hard work and humility which has produced songs that resonate with people from all walks of life .
Upon embarking on his solo career, Toby sought to surround himself with a talented and diverse cast of characters, aptly named the Diverse City Band. The result has been a musical fusion that radiates with an unquenchable energy and a penetrating message.
A self-professed perfectionist when making records—he’s been known to relentlessly tweak and massage every little thing in an inexorable effort to make it sound better—Toby is the first to admit that he has to work really hard to make great music. “That’s what drives me,” he says. “I feel like I have to work harder than other people to get there. Sometimes I feel like I’m slightly under-gifted; I usually don't sit down and write a great song in just a few minutes like others can. But I think my work ethic makes up for that.”
Starting with dcTalk, and then going solo when the group disbanded in 2000, Toby still clings to such rootsy notions as hard work, persistence, patience and—perhaps most relevant of all—the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going.
“It’s the truth,” he says. “I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone’s mind and heart. Other songs can just drop what I call, 'the joy bomb' on somebody. I fight really hard to remain unjaded—to keep believing that you can actually walk into a studio and write a song that breathes life. That’s the hardest fight for a guy who’s been doing this for a while; it’s easy to fall into the trap of just making it your job. But I still believe that songs matter.”
The songs on TONIGHT certainly matter—everything from the prayerful first single “City On Our Knees” to the testimonial “Changed Forever,” from the worshipful “Captured” to the confessional “Start Somewhere,” and even down to the put-on-your-party-hat grooves of “Funky Jesus Music” and “ShowStopper.” One theme that runs loud and clear throughout is the idea that we all need God, and we need him now—this morning, this afternoon, tonight.
“Right here, right now / Under the stars / I promise You my heart / ’Cause it starts tonight,” Toby sings on the chorus of the title track. “If you gotta start somewhere why not here? If you gotta start sometime why not now?” he asks on “City on Our Knees.” And “I wanna straighten this before the sun goes down tonight,” he proclaims on “Start Somewhere.”
“There’s definitely a sense of urgency on this record,” says co-producer Chris Stephens, who has worked on TobyMac’s last three CDs. “And it’s an album that speaks of unity, of coming together and finding common ground to worship God.”
Toby has long had a passion for racial reconciliation and unity, a recurrent theme in his music. TONIGHT includes songs of reconciliation of another kind—between husband and wife. Toby and Amanda have been happily married for 15 years, but like all couples, it can be hard work sometimes. For Toby, who best expresses his emotions through music, it was a natural step to write about it. In “Hold On,” he sings, “If you move just a little bit closer / You can put your head on my shoulder . . . / Wipe away those tears / This one’s for you.” And on “Start Somewhere,” he’s downright confessional: “I said some things that I regret / And if I could, I’d take ’em back / But here I am, and there you are / The space between us is not so far / I’m reaching out my hand in love.”
“‘Hold On’ is very personal,” Toby says. “Many lines are there to encourage my wife, but I know those lines could encourage anybody in a relationship. As for ‘Start Somewhere,’ any time you’re in love with somebody, you’re going to bang heads from time to time. I don’t know how many times I’ve been lying in bed, sweating it out and thinking, How am I going to make this right? But then you reach that moment of apology and forgiveness. That’s one of my favorite songs on the record; it’s a personal perspective on confrontation and reconciliation.”
And then there’s “Wonderin’,” in which Toby reminisces about the past with Kevin Max and Michael Tait in dcTalk, one of Christian music’s biggest acts in the 1990s. “We was ridin’ in style, clockin’ them miles / With the songs that He put down deep in our hearts . . . / I’m wonderin’ ’bout the way I spend my days / Wonderin’ if it’s even worth the chase / Wonderin’ if they’re stealin’ me from you.”
“It’s just a warm look back at dc Talk,” says Toby, almost wistfully. “It’s reminiscing about Michael and Kevin and what we did together, and recognizing their influence on me. I love what I do today, but there are times when I wonder,What if we stayed together? I’ve got these dreams I’m pursuing now, but are they stealing me from you? I think about Kevin and Michael on every song I write. That's the truth man, we climbed a mountain together.”
Sonically, TONIGHT is typical TobyMac in many ways—an eclectic mix of rap, rock, pop and funk, all laden with catchy hooks and melodies just itching for airplay and audience singalongs. There’s even a healthy dose of reggae on the album closer “Break Open the Sky,” where Toby flexes his Jamaican family ties while Israel Houghton provides guest vocals. Other visiting vocalists include Skillet’s John Cooper on “Tonight” and Relient K’s Matthew Thiessen on “Wonderin’.”
Of course most of the vocals belong to the artist himself. Stephens says Toby “has stretched himself as a vocalist, he writes about things he is passionate about and his vocals reflect that urgency''. Toby agrees: “I do more singing on this record than ever before. I’m learning to use my vocal instrument in different ways, and I’m getting more comfortable with it everyday''.
It all adds up to a project that reflects one man’s desire to push himself beyond “very good,” to dig deep in the quest for that other country where greatness resides. He certainly reached for it. Hard.
“I’ve worked very hard not to fall into the trap of making this just a gig,” he says. “If it is a labor, it’s a labor of love. I know music can’t change the world, but who says God can't speak through a song."
Right here, right now. TONIGHT.

Toby Mac - Dubbed & Freq'd 2012 performing live on stage in a concertTracklisting ::

01. Made to Love (Telemitry Remix)
02. No Ordinary Love (G-Man Remix)
03. Showstopper (Capital Kings Remix)
04. City on Our Knees (Golden Snax Remix)
05. Tonight (Capital Kings Remix)
06. Hold On (Telemitry Remix)
07. Get Back Up (Broke Remix)
08. Boomin (UTB Remix) (Featuring Shonlock)
09. Lose My Soul (Shoc Remix)
10. Captured (KP Remix)
11. Ignition (Hot Wired Remix)
12. Start Somewhere (X-Zach'd Remix)


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Swoope - Wake Up 2012 English Christian Rap Album Mp3

Swoope - Wake Up 2012 English Christian Rap Album Mp3Wake Up is the latest American Christian Hip Hop Rap album released by American Christian Hip Hop Rap artist from Ohio, Swoope. This album was released on March 20, 2012 and released under the label Collision Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Wake Up

Artist :: Swoope

Release Date :: March 20, 2012

Genre :: Hip Hop, Rap

Label :: Collision Records

Location :: Akron, OH, USA



Swoope - Wake Up 2012 biography and historyBiography ::
Born and raised Akron, Ohio artist Swoope is no stranger to music. Few artists have emerged on the underground scene with the originality and freshness of the multi-talented artist Swoope. As a cognitive lyricist with polarizing creativity that shapes his rhythmic flow, he truly crosses cultural and musical boundaries. His insight into various forms of music while staying true to hip hop, cultivates a unique sound. This unique sound provides a fresh and appealing backdrop for the source of his music—Jesus Christ. The Zoo, his first independent project was unlike anything you've ever heard, multi-layered with its infusion of witty words, eclectic expression, and personal passion. This debut was not your average run-of-the-mill Gospel music—The Zoo was an authentication of Swoope's endless talent and substance. This newcomer is already receiving notable recognition for his creative ability and has yet to reach his peak as an artist. Collision is excited about Swoope as an artist but more importantly as an ambassador for the Lord. Here at Collision it is definitely more than a label, it's a lifestyle, where quality music and life meet for lasting change.

Swoope - Wake Up 2012 Tracklisting and LyricsTracklisting ::

01. Ideality Prelude
02. Ideality
03. Fantasy
04. Schizo / Hollow Dreams Interlude (feat. Tedashii)
05. Blind Eyes [The Good American] (feat. Christon Gray)
06. Mirage (feat. Bleecker)
07. Dreamslave / Murder Me Prelude (feat. Christon Gray, Eshon Burgundy)
08. Murder Me / Eulogy Interlude
09. Faith Walk (feat. Nicole Serrano)
10. Time / Lullaby Prelude
11. Lullaby
12. No Impostors (feat. G. Skinn, Malachi)
13. Aesthetic / Beautiful Rise Prelude (feat. Christon Gray)
14. The Beautiful Rise (feat. Sho Baraka)
15. WLAK (feat. Alex Faith, Christon Gray, Sho Baraka) Wlak (feat. Alex Faith, Christon Gray, Sho Baraka)



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Friday, March 23, 2012

The Beautiful Refrain - Redemption Daylight 2012 English Christian Album MP3

The Beautiful Refrain_-_Redemption Daylight 2012 English Christian Album MP3Redemption Day Light is the latest American Christian Rock Album released by Christian Rock band from Horrisonburg, The Beautiful Refrain. This album was released on March 20, 2012 and released under the label Mosaic Artistry Group.


Album Details ::

Album :: Redemption Day Light

Artist :: The Beautiful Refrain

Release Date :: March 20, 2012

Genre :: Rock

Label :: Mosaic Artistry Group

Location :: Horrisonburg, VA, USA


The Beautiful Refrain - Redemption Day Light 2012 Biography and HistoryBiography ::
The Beautiful Refrain started their career in a most unusual way – three guys united with a passion for music and church planting. In the cozy Virginia town of Harrisonburg, Cameron Gwaltney, Chad Altenberger and Gabe Steelman met while attending both James Madison University and Aletheia Church. Cameron became the worship leader at this growing church, and has been writing worship music with Gabe... and Chad specifically for their church body.

“We came up with the name The Beautiful Refrain because our desire is for our lives to be lived in such a way that Jesus would be glorified in everything we do,” explains Cameron. “Whether it relates to us collectively as a band, or individually in our work or with families and friends; we want our lives to be this constant chorus (or refrain) of praise to the Lord. We want the way we live to be pleasing to Jesus. So that's where the name came from, from our hope that this music would be a beautiful refrain to the Lord.”

Now, the trio has taken their creative energies and began writing music for a wider audience under the name, The Beautiful Refrain. With the release of their debut EP Redemption:Daylight on March 17, 2012, the band is preparing to share their songs about faith, doubt, and new life.

“We write, record and perform rock music because we know that it is an avenue by which Jesus can receive glory in our lives. We hope that our music will be used to speak into the lives of people who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, while also being an encouragement
to those who do. We are broken, unworthy sinners who acknowledge that we are nothing apart from Jesus and that He alone is worthy of our everything. Our music is simply another way that we can express this truth that we so strongly believe in.”

The Beautiful Refrain was discovered by Mosaic Artistry Group after producer Blake Easter saw the group perform at Band with a Mission. “We instantly wanted to work with The Beautiful Refrain after experiencing their extraordinary songwriting abilities and natural stage presence,” explains TJ Rogers. “At Mosaic, we strive to create environments for artists to stay true to their craft, while seeking to reach a broader audience in both the Christian and general markets. The Beautiful Refrain have an amazing ministry focus yet are focused on bringing hope to all through their music. We think they are a perfect fit for the Mosaic family.”
Redemption:Daylight was recorded at the Rhythm House Productions in Franklin TN and was produced by Blake Easter and Nathan Watkins; mixed by Tony Palacios. The first single – Page One – will be released 2/3/2012 and promoted through Shamrock Media Group.

The Beautiful Refrain Band MembersBand Members ::
  • Cameron Gwaltney
  • Chad Altenberger
  • Gabe Steelman

The Beautiful Refrain_-_Redemption Daylight 2012 Tracklisting and LyricsTracklisting ::

01. Page One
02. Run Away
03. Tiger Face!
04. Lowly Sound
05. You Said


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Cory Lamb - Safe In Your Arms EP 2012 English Christian Album MP3

Cory Lamb - Safe In Your Arms EP 2012 English Christian Album MP3Safe In Your Arms EP (Extended Play) is the latest American Pop Rock Album released by American Christian 25 Year old artist Cory Lamb. This album was released on March 20, 2012 and released under the label Black Sheep Entertainment.


Album Details ::

Album :: Safe In Your Arms EP

Artist :: Cory Lamb

Release Date :: March 20, 2012

Genre :: Pop, Rock

Label :: Black Sheep Entertainment

Location :: AR, USA


Cory Lamb - Safe In Your Arms EP 2012 Biography and historyBiography ::
Intoxicating lyrics with a powerful beat is what you think of when you hear Cory Lamb’s music. The music is contemporary rock with a production sophistication rarely found from today’s emerging artists.

Cory is not only a lead singer but a songwriter. Cory’s music is personal and relatable, telling life stories that brings back memories for virtually anyone who listens: there is a reason for that – many of the songs are about his own life, for that matter everyone’s life. “Tell Me That It’s Over” which Cory co-wrote talks about a relationship he was in but wasn’t sure where he stood with his girlfriend, and “Kate” another song he co-wrote, is a song about the perfect girl.

Growing up in a tight knit family in Arkansas helped form the basis for his music and sound. Cory can’t remember when he wasn’t singing and has always known that he wanted to be a musician. Like most musicians and singers, Cory performed for his family in their home until he joined a band at age 16. He was the lead singer of a band named “About Last Night,” and co-writer for some of their songs.

After high school graduation, Cory moved to LA to work with John Guess, a music engineer with years of experience and Grammys under his belt for his work with the Dixie Chicks. John has also worked with Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, Reba McEntire and many others. Cory applied for a studio internship with John, but instead of an internship, Guess sign on to produce Cory’s album. Cory was on the fast track to his dream.

After his first album, of which many songs were written without his input, he decided to put a band together thus beginning the development of his own sound. Cory’s Musical Director and Guitarist Alex Knoll and Co-Guitarist Tak Tanaka created the foot for the band that would later include Devin Lebsack (Drums) and Dylan Wilson (Bass). After meeting Andy Duncan, Cory knew Andy should produce the album and the production team was established. The songs are as complex as they are amazingly entertaining. The chemistry between Cory and the band is remarkable, both on-stage and in the music. Two years of working in LA and fine-tuning his music, playing local clubs in Southern California and opening for Ryan Cabrera, Cory has decided to base his music in Arkansas. Cory explains that some of his best songs were written based on his experiences in Arkansas and he wants to stay connected to the community. After being on the road for so long it feels good to “come home.”

Cory’s musical style has been established and his musical team is in place. In combination with Alex Knoll and Devin Lebsack, the band delivers a high impact sound and incredible energy required by Cory for his stage performance. Cory’s work ethic is evident in all aspects of his music and he works to perform his best show every time he steps on stage.

Cory Lamb - Safe In Your Arms EP 2012 tracks and lyricsTracklisting ::

01. Safe in Your Arms
02. Rescue
03. Won't Let Go
04. It's a Good Day


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Passion Worship Band - Passion White Flag 2012 English Christian Live Worship Album MP3

Passion Worship Band - Passion White Flag 2012 English Christian Live Worship Album MP3Passion: White Flag is the latest American Christian Live Worship Album by Passion Worship Band recorded at Passion 2012 Conference with more than 44,000 university aged students in Atlanta featuring the artists Chris Tomlin, David Crowder*Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill. This album was released on March 13, 2012, released under the label Six Step Records and distributed through EMI CMG.


Album Details ::

Album :: Passion: White Flag

Artist :: Passion Worship Band

Release Date :: March 13, 2012

Genre :: Praise & Worship

Label :: Six Step Records

Location :: Atlanta, GA, USA



Passion Worship Band - Passion White Flag 2012 English Christian Live band featuring David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Christy NockelsBiography::
The 268 Generation is a radical generation of Christ followers rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8.
Fueled by a passionate pursuit of God and a desire to spread His glory throughout the earth, many have been a part of the Passion gatherings that have spawned the 268 movement. Still others have joined our wave from places across the nation and around the globe.
All are convinced that life is about God and all of life is for God. Saying "Your name and Your renown are the desire of our souls."

Passion Worship Band - Passion White Flag 2012 English Christian Live band photo clip Ultra HQ wallpaperAlbum Review::
It’s called White Flag, but Passion isn’t anywhere near calling it quits. Since it’s inception in 1995, this movement of college students across America has expanded to occupy much of the world, and the music has marked each moment.

I was able to attend Passion ’06 in Nashville, and I’ve been absolutely hooked ever since! Each January, I experience Christmas all over again as I view the conference live-streaming from home. There’s just something about starting the year off with thousands of believers converging in one spot to glorify God and preparing to tell the world about Him.

And they always deliver. Whether it’s Road to One Day, Sacred Revolution, Hymns, Awakening, or any of the other mainstays released over the years, you can be confident that a new sound will be rising in local churches across the earth. Something fresh, something meaningful and something revolutionary.

In addition to the usual elements (great writing, killer vocals from the Passion Team and a solid message) Passion: White Flag is laced with another story line. This is the last album featuring songs from the David Crowder Band.

In a bitter-sweet send off, the band played it’s final set together as thousands roared in appreciation for the moments they had shared. We are sure to see more of David Crowder, but it was certainly a fitting end to this chapter.

As far as the music goes, I can’t stop listening. Honestly, I love it all, and while I have my favorites, there’s not one moment that isn’t worth listening to. Here are some notables:

“Not Ashamed” – Kristian Stanfill comes out with guns blazing in this heart-pounding “from the roof-tops” track 1. Rooted in Romans 1:16… you can’t get more outward focused than this song!

“White Flag” – It’s a peculiar title, but it’s a really creative and unique take on surrender. Chris Tomlin finds a different way to communicate the old adage “I Surrender All”.

“How I Love You Jesus” – I wish this 2:51 could be stretched to 10! It’s just piano, strings and the stadium serving as a choir. “How I love you Jesus”, over and over again. Beautiful.

“Yahweh” – Anthemic. So fun to sing, and so full of the vastness of God. If I had to pick, probably my favorite moment on the album.

“Let Me Feel You Shine” – This is Crowder at his best. Upbeat, uplifting and fun to belt out at the top of your lungs. We’ll miss you Crowder Band!

From start to finish, they do it right. Quality at the highest level, and a passion for the only thing that matters – knowing God and sharing Him with a generation.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

-Review by Joe Cameneti, Jr.
(review copy provided by EMI)

passion white flag featuring chris tomlin, matt redman, christy Nockels and david crowder singing live on stageTracklisting ::

01. Not Ashamed (Kristian Stanfill)
02. White Flag (Chris Tomlin)
03. Jesus Son of God (Chris Tomlin & Christy Nockels)
04. How I Love You Jesus (Christy Nockels)
05. All This Glory (David Crowder*Band)
06. Lay Me Down (Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman)
07. You Revive Me (Christy Nockels)
08. One Thing Remains (Kristian Stanfill)
09. Yahweh (Chris Tomlin)
10. Sing Along (Christy Nockels
11. The Only One (Chris Tomlin)
12. Mystery (Charlie Hall)
13. 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
14. No Turning Back (Chris Tomlin)
15. Let Me Feel You Shine (David Crowder*Band) (Deluxe Bonus)
16. Who You Are (Kristian Stanfill) (Deluxe Bonus)
17. Jesus My All In All (Charlie Hall) (Deluxe Bonus)


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tree Hill Collective - One Redemption 2012 English Christian Album

Tree Hill Collective - One Redemption 2012 English Christian AlbumOne Redemption is the debut American Christian Praise & Worship album released by American Christian Praise & Worship band Tree Hill Collective. This album was released on March 13, 2012 and released under the label Catapult Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: One Redemption

Artist :: Tree Hill Collective

Release Date :: March 13, 2012

Genre :: Praise & Worship

Label :: Catapult Records

Location ::
San Diego, USA


Tree Hill Collective - One Redemption 2012 biography and historyBiography ::
A New Worship band from San Diego, Tree Hill Collective today announced the release of the first of a 3 EP series that will be released in 2012. “One Redemption” is the first offering in this collection, and features 5 songs focused on the theme of the Cross. The second EP, entitled “One Purpose”, will release in summer, 2012, and “One Faith” will release in fall, 2012. Three of the songs from the EP series were featured on the “All About Worship Collective, v2” released in January on NoiseTrade.

Tree Hill Collective is led by veteran San Diego producer and keyboardist Jeff McCullough. Jeff produces many artists in the San Diego Christian music scene that has brought to the forefront bands such as Future of Forestry, Something Like Silas, Moi, and many others, and draws extensively on the extensive musical talent in the area. Guitarist Andrew Moberly shares frontman duties for Tree Hill Collective, along with a host of talented vocalists and instrumentalists.

Tree Hill Collective
features songs written by many up-and-coming Christian songwriters. The band tailors its fresh sound to the strengths of the songs, which are carefully selected for quality and church effectiveness, as well as their timeless, uncompromising lyrical quality. On “One Redemption”, contributing songwriters include Mark Snyder, Timothy Hageland, and Wisdom Moon.
The musical styles on “One Redemption” range from the modern, orchestral vibe on O For a Thousand Tongues / Hallelujah to the guitar-driven rock anthem He Has Engraved You. All songs are driven by Jeff McCullough’s signature keyboard arrangements. The EP closes with a stirring call to worship in I Stand, sung by Neal Bowman. Lyrically, “One Redemption’ offers us a view of the work Christ performed on the Cross, to meet our most fundamental need – for redemption.

Tree Hill Collective - One Redemption 2012 Tracklisting and lyricsTracklisting ::

01. O For A Thousand Tongues / Hallalujah
02. He Has Engraved You
03. A Way To You
04. Death Could Not Hold You
05. I Stand


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Dave Barnes - Stories To Tell 2012 English Christian Rock Album

Dave Barnes - Stories To Tell 2012 English Christian Rock AlbumStories to Tell is the latest American Christian Pop/Rock album released by American Christian Acoustic, Pop, R&B artist, singer and song writer, Dave Barnes. This album was released on March 13, 2012 and released under the label Razor & Tie Records.


Album Details ::

Album :: Stories To Tell

Artist :: Dave Barnes

Release Date :: March 13, 2012

Genre :: Pop/Rock

Label :: Razor & Tie Records

Location :: Nashville, TN, USA


Dave Barnes - Stories To Tell 2012 biography and historyBiography ::
As singer/songwriter Dave Barnes tells it, he had a Harry Potter moment while in college. Like the poor, misunderstood boy living under the stairs with his Uncle and Aunt, Barnes also belonged to a magical tribe, but up to that point hadn’t realized it. “I was thinking I was weird, or something was wrong with me. But when I found the magazine Performing Songwriter, I thought, ‘you mean there’s a group of people who relate to this? Who have a hard time talking when there is a melody in their head or will run off and call their voicemail so they can remember how this one lyric goes?’”

That’s right, Dave, you’re a wizard. Well, a songwriting wizard, anyway. So get out of that cramped room and get to Hogwarts—er, Nashville.

A few years later, Barnes graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Recording Industry Management—“I’m one of the few musicians in the world actually using my major,” he laughs—and became a performing songwriter himself, relocating to Nashville to see what might happen.

At first very little was happening, with Barnes cutting his teeth in a 50-capacity room—and drawing just seven people at one point. But just a few years later, after crisscrossing the country and selling vanloads of two independent albums—Brother, Bring The Sun and Chasing Mississippi, the artist had landed songs on television and in films, and was well known to thousands who’d discovered his soulful, supple way with a melody, wrapping itself around a lyric that sneakily burrows under the skin. Those fans include Vince Gill and Amy Grant (who made guest appearances on Chasing Mississippi) and John Mayer, who said on his blog: “Go where this guy is taking you. My man’s aim is true!”

Where is Barnes taking listeners? Judging by a spin of his latest, Me and You and the World, just about anywhere. The Steely Dan jazz-pop of “Someday.” The Blind Boys of Alabama-style gospel of “Carry Me Through.” The lighters-in-the-air sing-along chorus of “When A Heart Breaks.” The crowd favorite and first single, “Until You.” Or, perhaps, the delicate, cello-laced ballad of “On A Night Like This.” It’s all here.

“I always want my songs to be served individually,” Barnes says. “As we approach production, what I’m always the most conscious of is, ‘is this song sounding like it needs to sound?’ I do want the record to sound good, but I’m a lot more concerned with an individual song. That’s all that anybody’s listening to at one point anyway.”

Me and You and the World refers to Barnes’ expanded lyrical perspective. Profoundly affected by his work with the Mocha Club (mochaclub.org)—which builds orphanages and supplies medical care in Africa—and service trips he’s taken to the continent, the songwriting began shifting. As he says, “You can beat your fans up when you write about yourself all the time. I never want them to be like ‘okay, give us a break you egomaniac.’ Now I love to write about my experiences, but I think this record is much more about realizing there are so many other stories to tell.”

Born in South Carolina, Barnes grew up in rural Mississippi, first gravitating to the hip-hop popular with his classmates (first CD: Young MC), then latching on to the soul, blues and soulful rock favored by his Jackson-born mother and Clarksdale-born father. “We listened to so much Motown and old school R&B. That was just completely normal for Dad, growing up in that world. He’s told me so many stories of being in Clarksdale, going down to the City Hall and seeing these amazing bands playing.”

Newly arrived in Nashville, armed with just his acoustic guitar, Barnes gravitated to the folk scene. After playing his fair share of solo acoustic shows, though, Dave made has way back to his roots, and found himself looking for music with both depth and groove. This lead Barnes to embrace Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and seemingly everything in between. “I’ve been on a massive Toto kick lately,” he shares, gleefully, just after communicating his affection for Phil Collins’ melodies in Invisible Touch-era Genesis.

This would be a good time to mention that it’s a bad idea to take Barnes seriously all of the time, or perhaps most of the time. A YouTube search turns up almost as many homespun comedy clips as fan-shot performances. In fact, Barnes has a stand-up comedy sideline, selling out a 350-seat Nashville theater for a show that included no guitars. “I just remember, in the middle of the routine, thinking, ‘this is maybe the most fun I’ve ever had.’ Because it was working well and people were responding.”

A sense of humor also helps when arduously building an independent career. “You get a lot of ‘hey, yeah, come play at the college—you can play in the cafeteria while people are eating.’ And it’s like, ‘yesss!’ ‘And you’re staying with a student.’ ‘Oh, great.’ And there were those shows where you’re like, ‘oh my gosh, am I really playing in a basement?’”

Once earning a following though, Barnes played shows for years before he realized that often his audiences were singing every word of his songs along with him. “When I play, I’m so in the zone that I don’t really pay attention,” admits the artist, who performed hundreds of shows while still unsigned. “It’s only recently that I’ve appreciated that. Now, there are a couple of places in the set where I stop singing the song and let the audience sing. Not having a radio presence (yet), and being able to play places where people are singing songs loudly, it’s pretty amazing.”

Amazing, yes, but not unexpected, given Barnes’ talent and stage presence. The response also speaks to the power of his songs, equal parts depth and hooks, both thought-provoking and dance-inspiring. It’s so contagious that even newcomers have been known to join in. Barnes recalls, “there I was, three years ago in a room just writing a song because it needed to be written—and here I am today in a room in front of 500 to 1,000 people with everybody singing it. And that’s a weird feeling.”

Despite Nashville’s reputation as a cutthroat industry town, best known for commercial country and Christian music, a group of young, pop-oriented singer/songwriters is simultaneously thriving. Barnes counts locals like Matt Wertz (with whom he’s toured), sometime-McCartney keyboardist Gabe Dixon and Mat Kearney as friends and peers. It’s a non-competitive, supportive community, he says, but the peer pressure is definitely there.

“The great thing about being in Nashville is that you’ve got to constantly write stuff that keeps your friends on their toes,” he says. “I’ve got so many talented friends that I don’t want to be the guy where everyone says: ‘Did you hear Dave’s new record? Isn’t it, um, interesting?’”

Strangely enough, Barnes never made a conscious decision to arrive where he is today. As he puts it, one thing just led to another, without much of a master plan. “I am thankful that many young singer/songwriters ask me, ‘dude, how did you do it? Give me the roadmap.’ But the truth is,’ I don’t know.’ I can’t tell you that I’ve ever planned anything. And I like that, because it must mean I am meant to do this. Right?”

Undoubtedly, Barnes’ enthusiastic audience agrees.

Dave Barnes - Stories To Tell 2012 Tracklisting and lyricsTracklisting ::

01. White Flag
02. How Long
03. Mine To Love
04. Heaven Help Me
05. Love Will Be Enough For Us
06. Seventeen
07. Missing You
08. Find Your Way Home
09. Stories To Tell
10. Warm Heart In A Cold World
11. One Of Us



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