Music: What We're Listening to

1. Lifer / MercyMe
2. Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope / Reba McEntire
3. How Can It Be / Lauren Daigle
4. Requiem / The Fraternity/Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
5. Let There Be Light / Hillsong Worship
6. Unleashed / Skillet
7. Therapy Session / NF
8. There Is A Cloud / Elevation Worship
9. Never Lose Sight / Chris Tomlin
10. This Is Not A Test / TobyMac
(From Billboard)

1. What A Beautiful Name / Hillsong Worship
2. Home/ Chris Tomlin
3. I Have This Hope / Tenth Avenue North
4. Even If / MercyMe
5. Love Broke Thru/ TobyMac
6. Oh My Soul / Casting Crowns
7. Unfinished/ Mandisa
8. Testify / NeedToBreathe
9. Never Been A Moment / Micah Tyler
10. Fearless / Jasmine Murray
(From Billboard)

Mandisa / Out of the Dark
You may be thinking that it’s been awhile since you heard any news or new music from Christian music artist Mandisa and you would be correct. It’s been four years since the world was singing her anthem song, “Overcomer,” from here last album of the same name. At the time, Mandisa was on top of the world appearing on TV shows like Good Morning America inspiring many with tales of God’s goodness, healing and her amazing weight loss story.

Urban Rescue / Wild Heart
The Los Angeles-based band, Urban Rescue, dubbed a “revival band,” has just released their Wild Heart EP which is the band’s first with Rend Family Records, which itself is a partnership between Rend Collective (the Irish Christian band that likes bang a lot of drums during their concerts) and Capitol Christian Music Group. But Urban Rescue is not only partnering with Rend Collective business-wise. They are touring with them this month.

Phil Wickham / Children of God 
Children of God starts out mysteriously with a haunting version of the "Doxology" hymn and then turns to foot thumping “Better Than Life” and “Your Love Awakens Me.” It’s a unique sound that will make you want to dance and celebrate. It did for Phil. “I feel like my heart’s been reawakened to passion and purpose. That’s where the song came from,” Phil explains. “I definitely wanted the lyrics to be very communal in a way that wasn’t specific to my situation, but is specific to everyone’s situation who is going through something hard. The music coupled with the lyrics and celebrating God’s love and wanting more of Him – I hope that will inspire people.”

Amy Grant Inducted Into the Music City Walk of Fame
In recognition of her significant contributions to Nashville and its musical heritage, six-time Grammy® Award winner Amy Grant was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame yesterday, April 27, 2017. Joining Grant were longtime friend and CAA agent John Huie, and Bart Millard from the band MercyMe, who (according to today’s press release) gave an incredibly moving and heartfelt introduction to Grant, READ MORE >>>

Branan Murphy Creates ‘Conscious Pop’ Music
Sony/Provident’s Essential Records has announced that they have signed Branan Murphy as he releases his debut single "All the Wrong Things" which features Koryn Hawthorne, Season 8 finalist of NBC’s The Voice. Murphy says that his music is a little different saying that his brand is “conscious pop” and likes to write songs about what it means to be human. READ MORE >>>