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Saturday, November 29, 2014

His Kids United - Christmas Vol 1 (Sing-A-Long) 2014 English Christmas Album Download

His Kids United - Christmas Vol 1 (Sing-A-Long) 2014 English Christmas Album Download
Christmas Vol 1 (Sing-A-Long) is the latest Christian Christmas album released by American Christian Praise & Worship band, His Kids United. This album was released on October 14, 2014 and released under the label, His Kids United, a division of Jimmy Swan Productions, LLC.
Album Details ::

Album :: Christmas Vol 1 (Sing-A-Long)

Artist :: His Kids United

Release Date :: October 14, 2014

Genre :: Holiday, Christmas, Rock

Label :: His Kids United

Hometown :: USA.
His Kids United - Christmas Vol 1 (Sing-A-Long) 2014 Biography and History
Biography ::
Parents of four themselves, His Kids United founders Jimmy and Mai Swan recognized a gap in the supply of uplifting Christian music kids can truly appreciate. A labor of love transformed the best of CCM into an album with which their own children would quickly fall in love.

"Up until now, there have been no other products like His Kids United CDs," says Jimmy Swan, executive producer of the project. "Why wouldn't parents want to invest in positive Christian music for their children? And while the music is focusing on kids ages 5 to 14, we're finding that young adults and even parents enjoy listening to the music, too!"

Proceeds of His Kids United Volume One CDs benefit the Dallas Neighborhood Art & Music School—also known as NAMS School of Music—where all of the tracks are recorded and produced with NAMS students performing on the series.

Swan felt it was paramount to have a consistent group of kids performing on the series, and his friendship with the school's director, Levi Bradford, made the collaboration a natural fit.

"Kids listen to kids," says Swan. "Parents are careful to teach their kids about 'stranger danger.' When an adult approaches a kid, they tend to get shy. But the minute another kid enters the room, there is an instant connection. As a parent, I want to impact my kids with spiritual messages and let them rejoice in the Lord. What is the best way to do this? Let them connect with their peers!"

"Our mission with this series is to give kids an opportunity to be encouraged, inspired and drawn to the Lord through the powerful tool of music, and give them something to relate to," Swan says.

His Kids United - Christmas Vol 1 (Sing-A-Long) 2014 behind the scenes
Tracklisting ::
01. Light Up The World feat. Jovany Javier (Sing-A-Long)
02. Jingle Bell Rock (Sing-A-Long)
03. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Sing-A-Long)
04. All I Have To Give (Sing-A-Long)
05. Light Of Christmas (Sing-A-Long)
06. Jingle Bells (Sing-A-Long)
07. No Better Holiday (Sing-A-Long)
08. Away In A Manger (Sing-A-Long)
09. Christmas Time Is Here (Sing-A-Long)
10. I Hope This Gets To You (Sing-A-Long)
11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Sing-A-Long)

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Smalltown Poets - Christmas Time Again 2014 English Christmas Album Download

Smalltown Poets - Christmas Time Again 2014 English Christian Album Download
Christmas Time Again is the latest Christian Christmas Album released by American Christian Rock band, Smalltown Poets. This album was released on November 25, 2014 and released under the label, Friendly City Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Christmas Time Again

Artist :: Smalltown Poets

Release Date :: November 25, 2014

Genre :: Holiday, Christmas, Rock

Label :: Friendly City Records

Hometown :: Georgia, USA.

Smalltown Poets - Christmas Time Again 2014 Biography and History
Biography ::
Smalltown Poets burst onto the Christian music scene with their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut on Ardent/Forefront (EMI) in 1997 and released two more albums with the Memphis based label. Three number one singles and a total of ten top ten radio hits helped garner two Best Rock Gospel Grammy nominations, seven Dove Award nominations (including best new artist) and a Billboard Music video award for the band. Their song Anything Genuine was featured on the platinum selling WOW 1999 compilation. In 2004 the band released It’s Later Than It’s Ever Been on BEC(EMI).
 The guys ended a 7-year hiatus from touring and recording in 2011. Over a year in the making, Smalltown Poets Christmas was released November 1st of that year, with their single “Good Christian Men Rejoice” reaching Billboard’s Top 30 songs on Christian radio. Over the two holiday seasons since its release, the band has performed dozens of Christmas concerts across the U.S., in places like Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Charlotte, and many more.
For more info on that project: www.smalltownpoetschristmas.com

They followed up Smalltown Poets Christmas by releasing a 7-song EP in the fall of 2012 titled “Under the New Sun,” a collection of new songs and older compositions that had never actually been put onto an album.

In the summer of 2014, for the first time since 1998, all 5 of the original band members traveled to Atlanta, GA. to work on a new Christmas project, titled “Christmas Time Again” set for release November 25, 2014.

“Through the miracles of modern technology and recording, we have been able to still create music as a band, even though the 5 of us all live in different cities across the country,” states Michael Johnston, lead vocalist. “This opportunity to all come back together to record has been an amazing experience. It felt a lot like coming home.”

At PledgeMusic.com/smalltownpoets, fans can place pre-orders for “Christmas Time Again” and receive unique and exclusive offerings, including music, merchandise, autographed drumsticks, and even a Christmas card from the band. All supporters will receive the album several weeks ahead of the official release.

Band Members:
Michael Johnston – lead vocals, guitars
Danny Stephens – keyboards, vocals
Kevin Breuner – guitars
Miguel DeJesus – bass guitar
Byron Goggin – drums

Smalltown Poets - Christmas Time Again 2014 practise sessions
Tracklisting ::

01. Cantus Sacrum Nocti / What Child Is This
02. The Wassail Song
03. Christmas Time Again
04. Joy to the World
05. This Day in Bethlehem
06. Angels from the Realms of Glory
07. Good King Wenceslas
08. Merrily On High
09. Patapan
10. Sing We Now of Christmas
11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
12. Children Go Where I Send Thee
13. Christmas Lullaby
14. Auld Lang Syne

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Monday, November 17, 2014

7eventh Time Down - A Christmas Wish List 2014 English Christmas Album Download

7eventh Time Down - A Christmas Wish List 2014 English Christmas Album Download
A Christmas Wish List is the latest Christian Christmas album released by American Christian Rock band, 7eventh Time Down. This album was released on November 10, 2014 and released under the label, BEC Recordings.

Album Details ::

Album :: A Christmas Wish List

Artist :: 7eventh Time Down

Release Date :: November 10, 2014

Genre :: Rock, Holiday, Christmas

Label :: BEC Recordings


Location :: Mount Vernon, KY, USA

7eventh Time Down - A Christmas Wish List 2014 biography and history
History ::
The best songs are those that are heard when we need them most—the ones that become lifelines of truth in the midst of uncertainty. Enter “Just Say Jesus,” the powerful title track and lead single from 7eventh Time Down’s sophomore album.

A little boy hears the song after losing a friend in a biking accident and asks his mom if it was written about the tragedy. A mother and father mourn the one-year anniversary of the death of their daughters, and the song helps them through the tear-filled day. A grown man who lost his father is comforted by the song in the wake of childhood memories.

One song, three very different scenarios.

“It’s way bigger than we are as a band. It’s way bigger than we could’ve hoped for because God’s using it,” offers lead singer Mikey Howard of the single’s resonance. The constant stream of stories from fans remind all four band members—Howard (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass), Eric Van Zant (lead guitar) and Austin Miller (drums)—of the power of a song to impact lives. For the Kentucky-bred foursome who grew up playing music together, it’s a privilege to get to steward this song, as well as the others on their new release.

Their second full-length project on BEC Recordings finds the band sharing some narratives of their own on Just Say Jesus. “There’s a story told in each song,” Williams explains. “We write about living and what inspires us because Christians are real people. As believers, God will inspire you. It’s going to be the biggest part of who you are. That doesn’t mean at times you’re not going to write a song that’s reflective of who you used to be. We’re just southern dudes who’ve got dirty pasts just like all the other people who have come to know God.”

The longtime friends are quick to admit that while brokenness is a part of every believer’s life, it’s important to not remain in a place of guilt and shame. The band isn’t interested in pity parties. Instead, they choose to celebrate redemption through their music. “We only touch on a little bit of the brokenness because we feel like that part of our story is the smallest part,” Howard shares. “We focus on what God has done in us through His son Jesus and the cross… We quickly get to the bigger part of the story, the resurrection part, and that’s what our focus is as a ministry—life, resurrection, joy.”

“There’s a lot of hope in this record,” Van Zant adds. He’s quick to acknowledge the power in the simplicity of the new album’s title: “The name of Jesus, nothing trumps that. That’s it. Nothing trumps the name of Jesus ever.”

While every bit as loud and hook-laden as their 2011 debut, Just Say Jesus is a more aggressive, focused and cohesive effort. All four members co-wrote the majority of the 10 tracks, while also lyrically collaborating with respected songwriters Ian Eskelin, Jeff Pardo and Tony Wood. Eskelin (Stellar Kart, Hawk Nelson) produced two of the tracks, while Howard produced the additional eight—a daunting, yet rewarding task for the front man. “It was a great experience. I learned so much,” Howard says. “I had [some producer friends] on speed dial, and if I had questions, I would call them, and they just really sewed into me as a producer and as a writer and just helped me hone in on the craft.”

Ironically, the majority of the album was cut in Howard’s basement studio in Mount Vernon, Ky., the same basement of his childhood home where the band recorded their first song when they were young teens.

Songs like the anthemic “Hurricanes,” the blazing “Renegade” and the iconic “Religious and Famous” provide a sonic assault to the senses, while lyrically radiating a clear message of truth. Miller hopes listeners will find their voice amidst the songs. “As Christians, a lot of times, we get caught up in how to word [our] prayers,” he says, “or you feel like you have to be really philosophical in everything you do, but in reality the Gospel’s simple, and it’s true.”

The second time around, every note and lyric is etched with intentionality. The up-tempo “One I’m Running To” harbors a melody line that sets the pace of racing toward God as the title implies. “This song is about those moments where you have a really big choice to let the weight of life totally crush you...or in spite of that, in that moment making the choice to run toward Christ as fast as you can because you know He’s the only way out, those moments when we choose Christ above all else,” Howard reflects.

For 7eventh Time Down, every song is an opportunity for ministry. The band has toured with a long list of impressive artists, including Newsboys, for King & Country, KJ-52, Manafest, Fireflight and Stellar Kart, among others, and was recently a featured artist on Air 1’s popular “Club Awesome Tour.” Logging nearly 100 shows a year, the band members are true road warriors, carrying full production for their live shows since their earliest days together, handling everything from sound and lighting to stage set-up themselves.

In an effort to expand their ministry beyond their music, the band partners with CURE International, a non-profit that operates hospitals and programs in 27 countries worldwide where patients receive surgical treatment and have the opportunity to hear the Gospel. During the “Club Awesome Tour” alone, more than 38 surgeries were funded.

“It’s literally what Jesus did. He showed up in town; He taught them, and then He healed the sick. He healed them and they received Christ,” Williams observes. “That’s what’s happening with CURE International. They’re going and performing surgeries, healing afflictions and sharing the love of God.”

Whether it’s through a radio single, a tour or their work with CURE International, 7eventh Time Down desires to carry the banner that the God they serve is bigger than any circumstance, any hurt or any music career. Howard aptly sums up the heart of their message as a band: “We just want to gently remind people that no matter what kind of junk you’re carrying around, Jesus is enough.”

7eventh Time Down - A Christmas Wish List 2014 live video shoot
Band Members ::
  • AUSTIN MILLER (drums)
  • CLIFF WILLIAMS (bass)
  • ERIC VANZANT (lead guitar)
  • MIKEY HOWARD (lead vocals & rhythm guitar)
Tracklisting ::

1. This Christmas
2. Wish List
3. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Just Say Jesus (Radio Edit) [Nothing but the Blood]

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Michael W. Smith & Friends - The Spirit Of Christmas 2014 English Christmas Album Download

Michael W. Smith & Friends - The Spirit Of Christmas 2014 English Christmas Album Download
The Spirit Of Christmas is the latest Christian Christmas songs collection sung by various artists leading by American Christian worship leader, singer, composer, musician, Micheal W. Smith. This album was released on September 30, 2014 and released under the label, MWS Group under Sparrow Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: The Spirit Of Christmas

Artist :: Michael W. Smith & Friends

Release Date :: September 30, 2014

Genre :: Christmas, Holiday, Pop

Label :: Sparrow Records

Hometown :: Franklin, TN, USA.

Michael W. Smith & Friends - The Spirit Of Christmas 2014 Biography and history
Biography ::
Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. A sister named Kim would follow. Michael was a typical boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. But in not-so-typical fashion, he wrote his first song at age five. At the age of ten, he made a decision to give his life to Christ. He dreamed of playing professional baseball.

Michael attended college at Marshall University in West Virginia but after one semester dropped out to move to Nashville and pursue a career in music. (side note trivia: In 1992 Michael received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.)

The years 1979-1981 are best written by Michael himself in his book It’s Time To Be Bold. From chapter 1, we read:

    While playing keyboards for the group Higher Ground, I signed my first songwriting contract with Paragon/Benson Publishing Company. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I was knocking down $200 a week to do something that I loved. Writing songs for a living meant that I didn’t have to wait tables anymore, or work at Coca-Cola, or plant shrubs with a landscaping company.

    I thought my life had peaked and God didn’t have to do anything else for me. I wasn’t looking for a record deal, a higher salary, or even a girlfriend – and especially not a wife. Writing music, I was as content as I’d ever been, and I labored at it sixteen hours a day. Then one afternoon while I was working in my office, Deborah Kay Davis walked by.

    I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. When she passed by, it was all over for me. I was blown away. Totally head over heels in love. I frantically picked up the phone and called my mother in West Virginia.

    "Mom, I can’t believe it. You’re not going to believe this, Mom. I just saw the girl I’m going to marry.

    "What’s her name?"

    "I don’t know, Mom. I haven’t met her yet. But I gotta go. I’ll find out and call you back."

    My poor mother! She must have thought I’d lost my mind. But I’d never been so clearheaded in my life.

    I left my office and went searching for this girl in the warehouse. Sherlock Holmes couldn’t have done a better job of tracking her down, and eventually I found myself standing outside the ladies’ restroom, waiting for her to emerge. She walked out. I introduced myself. We were engaged three and a half weeks later – and married four months after that!

In 1982, Michael was asked to play keyboards in a band that was backing up young artist Amy Grant. He also continued to write songs for himself.

The story goes that Amy’s managers, Mike Blanton and Dan Harrell could not find a Christian record label that would sign Michael or a young New Yorker named Kathy Troccoli. Believing so much in these two young talents, they started Reunion Records.

Michael made his very first record in 1983 and it was called “Michael W. Smith Project.” Michael wrote all the music and wife Debbie wrote the lyrics. The now famous song “Friends” debuted on this album. Michael continued to tour with Amy, now as her opening act.

From there – the records kept coming, and then the books as well:

    1984 – the album “Michael W. Smith 2”
    1985 – the video “Michael W. Smith Live in Concert”
    1986 – the album “The Big Picture” and Michael’s first book Old Enough to Know
    1987 – the album “The Live Set” and the video “The Big Picture Tour”
    1988 – the album “i 2 (EYE)”
    1989 – the album “Christmas”
    1990 – the album “Go West Young Man” which saw the song “Place in This World” hit the top 5 in pop charts, and helped earn him American Music Award’s New Artist of the Year.
    1992 – the album “Change Your World”
    1993 – the album “The First Decade” (a best-of album) as well as a limited edition 2-cd boxed set entitled “The Wonder Years.”
    1995 – the album “I’ll Lead You Home”
    1997 – the book It’s Time to Be Bold and the book Friends Are Friends Forever
    1998 – the album “Live the Life” and the book Your Place In This World and
    at Christmas his second Christmas album “Christmastime”
    1999 – the album “This Is Your Time,” the book This Is Your Time, as well as
    a cookbook with his mom entitled Cooking with Smitty’s Mom and a children’s book co-authored with wife Debbie entitled Where’s Whitney?
    2000 – the album “Freedom”
    2001 – the book I Will Be Your Friend and the album “Worship
    2002 – the book Worship, the book The Price of Freedom the vhs/dvd “Worship” and the album “Worship Again”
    2003 – the CD box set “The Gospels Come to Life” (narration of the four gospels), a DVD “The Bigger Picture” and the album “The Second Decade” with a limited edition DVD
    2004 – album “Healing Rain”
    2006 – the movie and soundtrack “The Second Chance
    2006 – the album “Stand”
    2007 – the album “It’s A Wonderful Christmas”
    2008 – the album “A New Hallelujah”
    2009 – the live dvd “A New Hallelujah”
    2010 - the album"Wonder"
    2011 - the album "Glory"


In the midst of 22 albums and ten books as well as the awards (Dove awards and Grammy awards among them), Michael and Debbie were blessed with five children: Ryan, Whitney, Tyler, Emily and Anna; and in recent years the family has continued to expand as his children have expanding families of their own.

In 1994, Michael founded a teen club called Rocketown in an effort to provide a place for teens to gather in a safe, loving environment. A warehouse in the Cool Springs area of Brentwood, TN was converted into a dance floor, rooms with pool tables and a coffeehouse. After three years, the club closed. The leadership continued to build a ministry devoted to kids, and a new site in downtown Nashville that reopened in 2003. Visit Rocketown at www.rcktwn.com.

In 1996, Michael founded Rocketown Records with Reunion executive Don Donahue and launched their first artist, Chris Rice. Michael and Don shared a dream to be part of a label where great songs were the focus, where artists, not acts, were developed. They wanted a label that felt like a family. And what a family it is! Go to www.rocketownrecords.com to learn more!

In 1999, a prayer group of Michael and Debbie’s that had been meeting at their farm, had blossomed into what they felt had become a church body. Gathering up some leadership, Michael and Debbie helped start New River Fellowship with close leadership by Pastor and mentor Don Finto, former senior pastor of Nashville’s Belmont Church where Michael and Debbie had attended for many years. Visit New River Fellowship at www.newriverfellowship.com. Throughout his career, Michael has had the opportunity to sing for Presidents and national leaders, and counts among his friends the Reverend Billy Graham and his son, Franklin Graham. He is active in Billy Graham Crusades as well as The Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry headed by Franklin Graham.

But for all of Michael’s accolades, for his involvement in his teen outreach Rocketown, leadership in his local church body, the business of being an artist, an author and a record label executive, Michael sums up his life as this, “to be remembered as a God-fearing man who loved his wife and kids well.

Michael W. Smith & Friends - The Spirit Of Christmas 2014 live performance
Tracklisting ::


01. The Miracle Of Christmas
02. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
03. Happy Holiday / Holiday Season (Medley)
04. Christmas Time Is Here [feat. Vince Gill]
05. White Christmas [feat. Lady Antebellum]
06. Somewhere In My Memory [feat. Audrey Smith]
07. The Spirit Of Christmas (Medley)
08. Silent Night [feat. Little Big Town]
09. What Child Is This [feat. Martina McBride]
10. Almost There [feat. Amy Grant]
11. All Is Well [feat. Carrie Underwood]
12. Christmas Day [feat. Jennifer Nettles]
13. The Darkest Midnight [feat. Bono]
14. Peace [feat. Michael McDonald]

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Kim Walker-Smith [Jesus Culture] - When Christmas Comes 2014 English Christian Album Download

Kim Walker-Smith [Jesus Culture] - When Christmas Comes (2014) English Christian Album Download
When Christmas Comes is the latest Christian Christmas Rock Album released by American Christian Gospel Worship artist in Jesus Culture band, Kim Walker Smith. This album was released on November 04, 2014 and released under the label, Jesus Culture Music.

Album Details ::

Album :: When Christmas Comes

Artist :: Kim Walker Smith

Release Date :: November 04, 2014


Genre :: Christmas, Holiday, Rock

Label :: Jesus Culture Music

Hometown :: Sacramento, CA, USA

Kim Walker-Smith [Jesus Culture] - When Christmas Comes (2014) Biography and History
History ::
Jesus Culture is a global movement, awakening hearts to worship and demonstrate the love and power of God wherever we go. We are passionate to see campuses, cities and nations transformed and we have a mandate: to raise, equip, and mobilize those who were coming to fulfill the call of God on their lives. We do this through the ministry of conferences, events, worship, campus ministries, curriculums, resources and now a local church. Jesus Culture is continuing to grow in bringing young people into encounters with Jesus and equipping them to minister His heart to a broken world…but it wasn’t always this way. Here’s a brief look into the beginnings of our ministry.

Jesus Culture Music ::
Jesus Culture Music exists to ignite revival in the nations of the earth. Our heart is to compel the Body of Christ to radically abandon itself to a lifestyle of worship, motivated by a passion to see God receive the glory that is due His name. We long for Jesus to be exalted in the nations and for His manifest presence to invade this world. Although we aspire for people to sing great worship songs, we are primarily committed to see them come into His presence through worship… to encounter His extravagant love and raw power.

Kim Walker-Smith [Jesus Culture] - When Christmas Comes (2014) singing live on stage

Tracklisting ::

01. Tell Me the Story of Jesus
02. Silent Night
03. Angels We Have Heard on High
04. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
05. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
06. The First Noel
07. Away in a Manger
08. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
09. Let It Snow
10. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
11. O Come All Ye Faithful
12. O Holy Night
13. Carol of the Bells
14. Winter Wonderland
15. Rudolph the Red-Nosed
16. White Christmas
17. The Christmas Song

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

John Schlitt - The Christmas Project 2013 English Christian Album Download

John Schlitt - The Christmas Project 2013 English Christian Album Download
The Christmas Project is the latest Christian Pop/Rock album released by American Christian Contemporary Christian Music artist, John W. Schlitt. This album was released on November 12, 2013 and released under the label, 4K records.

Album Details ::

Album :: The Christmas Project

Artist :: John W. Schlitt

Release Date :: November 12, 2013

Genre :: Christmas, Pop/Rock

Label :: 4K Records

Location :: Franklin, TN, USA


John Schlitt - The Christmas Project 2013 Biography and History
Biography ::
John began singing when he was just five years old, performing the leads in recitals and plays in his school. By the time he was 13 he was in the unforgettably titled band "Vinegar Hills Hometown Band Something Different" - being paid $25 bucks as lead singer. It soon became clear that a career in music was in John’s future. He finished college with a degree in civil engineering and promptly set about making a name for himself in the world of rock ‘n roll. His unique, fiery tenor and unbridled passion for singing landed him a gig fronting the secular rock outfit Head East.

John’s eight-year stint with Head East put him on the map in terms of his career – the band was celebrated for its raw energy and swagger. Described by one newspaper as a "brash…cocky, (and) hard-fisted rock band” the five-piece enjoyed a loyal following and a string of hits throughout the ‘70s that helped solidify their fanbase. John’s career seemed set but it all came to a distressing end in 1980 when he was let go by the band. The reason: John had an out-of-control drug and alcohol addiction.

His departure from Head East should have served as a wake-up call but John immediately decided to start another band in an attempt to feed his drug and alcohol addiction. His lack of musical focus and hunger for a constant “fix” led to the band’s quick demise. John, who seemed poised for a long and fruitful career in music, was suddenly an abject failure. He became another casualty of rock ‘n roll decadence, rejected by his peers and left to his own drug-influenced devices.

Little did he realize that God was already hard at work in changing his life. As John battled his inner demons, God began working on his wife Dorla, who met the Lord as John continued his descent into dispair. John’s initial reaction was one of distaste.

“Get outta my face! I don’t need this Jesus stuff; I’m too cool for Jesus. I’ll tell ya, I’ll become a Christian when I’m rich, famous, done everything, too old to have any fun, and then I’ll do it just… hmmm….. to be safe.”

Dorla’s new found faith upset John but it did impress him. "She was so happy all the time; I was like totally miserable. One day I said 'What makes you so happy?' And she goes, 'I'm glad you asked.' And I just go 'Oh, man - here it comes.'"

John fought the Holy Spirit’s beckoning every step of the way. In his mind, suicide was the only way out of the downward spiral that had so engulfed his life. A quick and easy overdose of pills was the method of choice.

But Dorla’s persistent prayer and love led to John’s spiritual awakening.

One evening, just prior to his planned demise, John agreed to accompany Dorla to see their pastor. “I only went along so my wife would be able to say ‘he tried’ after I was gone," said John.

But God wasn’t about to let John end things. That evening, "I… got hit with a boldness about Jesus that I've never known before," he recalls in awe. "I got saved that night, and it was a new beginning for me. I didn't feel that burden of guilt anymore, and I had a new chance. Although I still had all my debts from all my drug stupidity, I knew that God and I were gonna be able - you know, we'd take care of it. And sure enough, it was (taken care of), step by step - God's way."

John resolved to live for God and even forsake music, if that was what God ordered. He ended up looking for practical work to support his family, starting from scratch. "That was actually scary," he admits, realizing how hard it was to fit into a regular day job after so many years of being on the road doing his own thing. "I finally got a job sweeping the floor at a tool and die factory and was very happy about it. Then in God's plan, step by step, I got increased - I finally worked as a mining engineer for a mining construction company and ended up being their cost and scheduling engineer."

If you asked John back then if he’d have anything to do with music again, he would have given you a firm “no”. His priorities had shifted – God and his family came first. And of course, he wanted nothing to do with the drug scene ever again.

But God wasn’t done with him musically. In fact, it turned out that John’s days in Head East were a precursor to something greater. Five years after firmly putting music behind him, God called John back to fronting the Christian rock band Petra.

John recalls those exciting days. "We (John and Bob Hartman) have a mutual friend who is a music critic for Christian music, and someone had sent a tape that I had sang on for a bunch of kids in Illinois; it was just a real dinky tape, but the manager was very, very aggressive and he sent copies of this tape all over the industry. This man got one, and Bob was talking to him and he says, "Is there anything I can do to help you, Bob?"

In turn Bob asked his friend to find a singer for Petra. His pal mentioned Schlitt and produced the demo tape that had John wailing on it.

"So he gave the number, and once he started investigating it, the number by that time had been changed, it no longer worked… but he got interested and started investigating, trying to find me. He finally found my brother…who was mentioned on the first Head East album, and went searching through the listings, the telephone listings in Illinois and found him. He called him up and asked if he'd have me call him. I did and that's how he found me!"

It all seemed too easy. "Bob Hartman calls me up and asks, 'Would you consider singing for Petra?' I say, 'You gotta be kidding me! I haven't sung for five years.'"

"All I wanna know is if you're still a Christian.”

"'I'm a heavy-duty Christian.”

"Good. Let's talk."

John auditioned for the part and sang "Altar Ego,” a song that eventually appeared on Petra’s 1986's album Back to the Street. "There was one high part in it that I hit, and he (Bob) goes 'Where did that come from?!' I said, 'Oh, it's no big deal.’ I could see his eyes just clicking, going 'Yeah - got the range, got the….. this is good, this is good!' And it was funny! I felt like it had worked out well."
John Schlitt officially joined Petra in 1986, bringing with him his amazing vocal range and abilities that made him a legend with Head East. Except this time, his mind was no longer blown on drugs and alcohol – he was clean, focused, and armed with a powerful message: God made us to be winners - Jesus Christ is alive and through Him we are to be victorious in His perfect plan for us.

And that’s how it’s been with John ever since. Twenty years later and four Grammy awards on his shelf, sixteen Petra albums, one II Guys from Petra album, and three solo albums recorded - millions of which have sold all over the world - John is a man who lives for Jesus and makes no bones about his faith.

"The only thing I can do is be the best Christian artist I can be, to be the boldest Christian artist I can be,” he says. "I will always be able to look anyone in the face who wants to sit and say 'So you're a Christian?' and I'll say 'You darn right I am; just listen to my music, listen to what I have to say, listen to the interviews.' There's no doubt about where I stand."

While John is arguably one of the most powerful vocalists around, his mightiest cry is the cry of his heart. Whether onstage or up close and personal, John’s voice is one of a truly changed soul. And his music is and always will be a reflection of God’s love and redeeming power.

John Schlitt - The Christmas Project 2013 singing live in a church
Tracklisting ::

1. Hallelujah Chorus (Handel's Messiah)
2. Do You Hear What I Hear?
3. Little Drummer Boy
4. O Holy Night
5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6. Good Christian Men Rejoice
7. That Spirit Of Christmas
8. We Three Kings
9. What Christmas Needs To Be
10. What Child Is This?



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Friday, December 27, 2013

Various Artists - Christmas Songs Electro 2013 English Christmas Album Download

Various Artists - Christmas Songs Electro 2013 English Christian Christmas Album Download
Christmas Songs Electro is the latest Christian Christmas Songs collection album sung by Various artists. This album was released on December 2013 and released under various records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Christmas Songs Electro

Artist :: Various Artists

Release Date :: December, 2013

Genre :: Christmas, Electro

Label :: Various Records

Location :: Various Locations


Tracklisting ::

 1. Bryan New ft. Steven John - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (instrumental mix)
2. English Gospel - O Come O Come Emmanuel Remix
3. Joy Electric - Angels We Have Heard On High
4. Lincoln Brewster - Joy To Te World (Scott Hussey remix)
5. Colin Baldry - Once In Royal David's City (instrumental mix)
6. Joy Electric - What Child Is This
7. Matthew J. Bentley - O Holy Night ft. Charlie Severson & Rachel Henessy (trance remix)
8. Paul Baloche - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (DJJireh remix)
9. Colin Baldry - Silent Night (instrumental mix)
10.Pillar - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
11.TobyMac - The First Noel feat. Owl City
12.William Werwath - Revenge of the Carol of the Bells (extended mix)





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Friday, November 30, 2012

Mercys Well - Bethlehem Sky 2012 English Christian Christmas Album Download

Mercys Well - Bethlehem Sky 2012 English Christian Christmas Album Download
Bethlehem Sky is the Christian Christmas album released by American Christian Gospel Rock band, Mercy's Well. This album was released on November 27, 2012 and released under independent label.

Album Details ::

Album :: Bethlehem Sky

Artist :: Mercy's Well

Release Date :: November 27, 2012

Genre :: Gospel, Rock, Christmas Songs

Label :: Independent

Location :: Greensboro, NC, USA



Mercys Well - Bethlehem Sky 2012 Biography and History
Biography ::
Originally organized in 1998 as a duet, Mercy’s Well, under the leadership of group founder, Brad Strider, soon made the natural transition to a trio. The group’s first three single releases paved the way for their first Top 80 single in 2005. Throughout the past six years, the group, which is based in Greensboro, NC, has continued to produce chart topping singles and has gained national attention from fans, music critics, pastors and promoters alike.

The group’s most recent recording, POWER, promises even greater success, as it excels with creative excellence, a testament to the recording’s production team and producer Donna Beauvais (Hope’s Call), as well as Mercy’s Well members Strider, Greg Gainer and Kyle King. POWER is filled with moving messages, first-class production and rich vocal harmonies. The recording, like each performance by Mercy’s Well, is a testament to the versatility of this talented trio, as it encompasses a variety of musical genres, without compromising the Gospel message.

Mercy’s Well is carving their own unique niche in today’s Christian music scene. This exciting vocal group is comfortable performing on concert stages before thousands, as well as in a rural churches across the nation. The group’s versatility makes them a favorite among young audiences and older music lovers alike. Their ability to adapt to any setting, without compromising the message they present, makes Mercy’s Well a favorite wherever their music is shared.

Mercy’s Well continues to reach new plateaus, as they consistently strive for perfection in their musical presentation of the Gospel message. “We believe we are constantly reaching new levels, lyrically, vocally and spiritually,” Strider explains. “We believe that’s what God expects of us, and our greatest desire is to please Him in all we do.”

Mercys Well - Bethlehem Sky 2012 band members
Band Members ::
  • Brad Strider - Tenor
  • Greg Gainer - Baritone
  • Kyle King - Lead
Mercys Well - Bethlehem Sky 2012 photoshoot during interview
Tracklisting ::

01. Caroling, Caroling
02. Sing Joy
03. Christmas Instead
04. A Little Peace On Earth
05. Angels We Have Heard On High
06. When a Savior Dreams
07. Ordinary Baby
08. Let There Be Light
09. Face of Grace
10. Heaven and Nature Singing
11. I'll Be Home for Christmas
12. I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

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Jeremy Camp - Christmas: God With Us 2012 English Christian Christmas Album Download

Jeremy Camp - Christmas, God With Us 2012 English Christian Christmas Album Download
Christmas: God With Us is the latest Christian Christmas album released by American Contemporary Christian Music, Christian Rock artist, Jeremy Camp. This album was released on September 25, 2012 and released under the label BEC Recordings. 

Album Details ::

Album :: Christmas: God With Us

Artist :: Jeremy Camp

Release Date :: September 25, 2012

Genre :: CCM, Rock

Label :: BEC Recordings

Location :: Lafayette, IN, USA



Jeremy Camp - Christmas, God With Us 2012 Biography and History
Biography ::

Jeremy Thomas Camp (born January 12, 1978) is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs. His original music is a mixture of ballads and rock.

Jeremy Camp was born on January 12, 1978 in Lafayette, Indiana. His father Tom, the pastor at Harvest Chapel (a Calvary Chapel church in Lafayette), taught him how to play guitar. After completing high school, Camp attended a Calvary Chapel Bible College in Southern California for two years. After one of the worship leaders heard him play in the kitchen of the school he urged Camp to become a part of the worship team. Soon he led worship and played all over Southern California.

Camp has scored fourteen No. 1 Christian music hits (six from his first album, Stay). His first single was "Understand". He has made nine music videos: "Understand", "Walk By Faith", "Take You Back", "Tonight", "Give You Glory", "Let It Fade", "I Am Willing",a song which was not included on any of his albums, "Speaking Louder Than Before", and "The Way". He also has video devotionals for several songs on YouTube and GodTube. He has also released a DVD (In24) which chronicles a regular day on tour. Live Unplugged from Franklin, TN also includes a DVD of the concert, which was recorded for the live album. He also has scored a musical number "This Man" and his video can be seen on YouTube. This video was made with clips from the movie The Passion of the Christ.

Jeremy Camp - Christmas, God With Us 2012 performing live in stage
Tracklisting ::

1.  Jingle Bell Rock
2.  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3.  Joy to the World
4.  O Little Town of Bethlehem
5.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6.  Let It Snow
7.  Mary Did You Know
8.  God With Us
9.  O Come, O Come Emmanuel
10.  Away in a Manger

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Don Moen - A Season of Hope 2012 English Christmas album Download

Don Moen - A Season of Hope 2012 English Christmas album Download
A Season of Hope is the latest Christian Christmas album released by American Christian Singer, Song-writer, Pastor and Producer of Christian Worship Music, Don Moen. This album was released on October 23, 2012 and released under the label Don Moen Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: A Season of Hope

Artist :: Donmoen

 Release Date :: October 23, 2012

 Genre :: Christmas, Praise & Worship

 Label :: Donmoen Records 

Location :: Nashville, TN, USA


Don Moen - A Season of Hope 2012 during recording
Biography ::

Psalm 40:3: “I have put a new song in your mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see it and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.”

Don Moen and Friends is a 501-C3 nonprofit ministry, dedicated to worship evangelism through worship events, worship training, and worship in action to people worldwide.  Through concerts, teaching, and partnerships with local and international relief organizations, Don Moen and Friends brings God’s message of hope, comfort, and encouragement around the world.

Worship is More Than a Song. It’s a Lifestyle
If you were to ask me why God put me on this planet, I’d tell you it was to be an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way. After more than three decades of ministry, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of that awesome purpose.

You know, we sometimes make a gross miscalculation that worship equals music and music equals worship. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The songs we offer up in worship are just a part of a lifestyle of worship, yet we have made an industry out of the music we sing. But a lifestyle of worship is something we live out 24/7, not just on Sunday morning. Worship is prayer, preaching, testimonies, God’s Word, caring for others, and of course, the songs we offer in praise and worship.

I’d love to tell you more about how you can join us and be a friend of the Don Moen and Friends ministry. 

About Don
Don Moen is a Praise & Worship Artist with the sole aim of leading people into the presence of God through praise & Worship and reaching the world for His kingdom.

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Tracklisting ::

01. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year    
02. O Have Ye Not Known/ Good Christian Men Rejoice    
03. Season Of Hope    
04. Carol Medley (Joy To The World/Angels We Have Heard On High/The First Noel/Silent Night    
05. Holy Lamb Of God    
06. Agnus Dei/ O Come Let Us Adore Him    
07. Some Children See Him    
08. Mary Did You Know    
09. Christmas Prayer    
10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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