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American Samoan natives The Katinas to help tsunami victims

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Katinas have set up a fund to help the victims of the tsunami that rocked the islands of Samoa and their native American Samoa after a massive earthquake in the South Pacific earlier this week. The Samoan-born brothers Sam, […]

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Free download from Derek Webb’s new album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Over at FreeCCM.com, you can grab a free download of Derek Webb’s song, “Black Eye”, from his new album, Stockholm Syndrome. It’s Webb’s most controversial album to date, so don’t miss out! RELATED POSTS: Part 1 Of My Interview with […]

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Free Christian music downloads from House of Heroes, Brenton Brown, more

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This week, head over to iTickets.com for free downloads from the new House of Heroes album, Brenton Brown, Disowning Kaleb, and Ayiesha Woods. (Yeesh, at this rate, it won’t be long before you’ll have the entire debut album from Ayisha […]

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Make me a channel of Your peace

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I was out with the dogs just a few minutes ago, and the church bells were ringing a song that seemed familiar. As we walked through town, the tune kept resonating in my head, until we were got to our […]

5 things you probably didn’t know about B. Reith

posted by Joanne Brokaw

B. Reith launched on to the Christian music scene with his 2008 EP, The Forecast. Now he brings his unique mixture of rap, R&B and rock to his new full length release, Now Is Not Forever. It’s always fun to […]

Third Day inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On September 19, Christian music’s Third Day was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, along with fellow inductees Collective Soul, music promoter Peter Conlon, Grammy-winning songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox, music industry pioneer Johnny L. Carson, and posthumous honors for […]

Kris Allen’s new single “Like We’re Dying” just a taste of what promises to be a great album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Kris Allen’s new single, “Live Like We’re Dying”, debuted this week and there’s one thing I have to say:When can I have the album?!

Mission Six readies for sophomore release, “Not Too Young”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Pop rock tween band Mission Six is readying for the release of their sophomore album, Not Too Young, on October 27.This is one of those bands that captures your heart because they’re 1) talented, 2) adorable, 3) fun and 4) […]

Get 10 free Christian music songs from Creation Festival: The Tour

posted by Joanne Brokaw

As part of the promotion for Creation Festival: The Tour, featuring Jars of Clay, Audio Unplugged, Thousand Foot Krutch, B. Reith, This Beautiful Republic and FM Static, you can get a free 10 song digital iTunes sampler with music from […]

American Idol Chris Sligh offers Season 8 Idols (and other aspiring artists) excellent advice; are you listening?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

When he appeared on season 6 of American Idol, the chubby, bespectecled worship leader Chris Sligh offered viewers a decidedly fresh perspective: he didn’t really give a rip about the show. Well, he did, but he also knew that American […]

Free 4 song EP from B. Reith available for a limited time

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s a deal you can’t pass up: for a limited time you can get a 4 song EP from Christian rapper B. Reith. Just head over to Amazon.com! B.Reith full-length debut album, Now Is Not Forever, hit stores yesterday. So […]

The inside scoop on Hawk Nelson lead vocalist Jason Dunn – from his dog, Murphy!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Pop rock band Hawk Nelson releases their new album, Live Life Loud, today! With all of the press surrounding the band, we thought it would be fun to give you an inside peek at lead vocalist Jason Dunn, from someone […]

It’s Official! Jennifer Knapp is back!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

You heard me: Jennifer Knapp is back! For those of you who never knew Jennifer Knapp, you don’t know what you missed. She launched on to the music scene with her folk inspired music. Her three label releases – Kansas, […]

Save The GMA fundraiser raises questions about future of Christian music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It was announced a few weeks ago that big changes were in the works at the Gospel Music Association, the umbrella organization that supports the Christian and Gospel music industry. President John Styll stepped down this month and several paid […]

Join B. Reith for an online listening party with special guests tobyMac and Dave Barnes

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 21 when singer, rapper, songwriter and producer B. Reith hosts an online listening party with special guests tobyMac and Dave Barnes.Reith will unveil his new release, Now Is Not Forever, live on his website. […]

Soul Choir holding auditions September 26 in Nashville

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Got soul? Want to be part of an internationally renowned gospel choir that ministers around the world? The Soul Choir, which originated in Los Angeles and is now based in Nashville, is holding auditions at St. Paul Community Church, 5035 […]

Gospel/R&B artist Tonex opens up about his sexuality in a revealing and personal video interview

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Word Network’s Lexi did a great interview with Gospel/R&B star Tonex, in which he talks about being molested as a child, his anger at the church and hypocrisy, a string of tragic family events in 2006 that led to […]

Newboys kick off full length tour with new vocalist Michael Tait

posted by Joanne Brokaw

OK, Newsboys fans, it’s time to find out how you really feel about Michael Tait at the helm: Newsboys will kick off their fall “The Way We Roll” tour October 1, with special guests Seventh Day Slumber, Bread of Stone, […]

Live streaming concert tonight with Josh Wilson on HearItFirst.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It’s a little late notice, but you can catch a live living room session tonight with Josh Wilson, streaming on HearItFirst.com. The show starts at 8 PM central time. Wilson recently released his highly anticipated sophomore label release, Life Is […]

Bid On Autographed Items from Jonas Brothers, SCC, MWS, Carrie Underwood, More In Charity Auction

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Porter’s Call, the Franklin, TN organization that offers free counsel, support and encouragement to recording artists and their families, has partnered with the premier celebrity auction website founded by by actors and philanthropists Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm In The Middle,” “Raising […]

MTV 2009 Video Music Awards: Kanye Rude, Taylor Crushed, Beyonce Saves The Day

posted by Joanne Brokaw

MTV Shows Last night Taylor Swift, accepting her award for Best Female Video for her song “You Belong With Me,” her first VMA win ever, started her speech by saying, “I always dreamed about what it would be like to […]

Ellen DeGeneres Replaces Paula Abdul On American Idol – Really!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Yup, it’s true: Ellen DeGeneres will be replacing Paula Abdul on the new season of American Idol. Really! My first reaction is … what??? Are the producers trying to offset the influx of Christian contestants with a gay judge? (Haha, […]

Cast Your Votes For the 2009 Gospel Music Channel Video Awards

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Move over MTV Video Music Awards: The Gospel Music Channel is ready for Christian music fans to cast their votes for their favorite Christian music videos of 2009. The Gospel Music Channel Video Awards (GMCVAs) give GMC viewers the opportunity […]

Sneak Peek At Music From BeBe & CeCe Winans’ New Album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s a sneak peek at the song “Grace,” from BeBe & CeCe Winans’ upcoming album Still.Still releases October 6.Click here to subscribe to Gospel Soundcheck by email and have the Gospel Soundcheck headlines delivered daily to your email inbox. And […]

Embassy Music Talent Search Announces Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Embassy Music 15th Annual Ultimate Talent Search competition took place over Labor Day weekend, and the big winners are (pictured L to R: Robert Mundo, Joanna King, Embassy Music president Darwin Moody): Elementary music teacher Joanna King, who hails […]

Free Christian Music Download from Thalon

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Here’s another free download this week from Thalon. The song is “Go Back” from the album The Divinia Scene. This new project is produced by Tomas Costanza, whose credits include tours with Simple Plan, Hoobastank, Good Charlotte, and Lifehouse as […]

Free Christian Music Download from Abandon Kansas

posted by Joanne Brokaw

You can get a free download of the song “I Wonder If It’s Me” from Abandon Kansas’ new EP, We’re All Going Somewhere, this week at iTickets.com. The project releases today on Gotee.

Big Changes at Gospel Music Association

posted by Joanne Brokaw

There’s some big changes afoot at the Gospel Music Association HQ, which are reported to be the result of the current economic downturn. The Gospel Music Association announced yesterday that John Styll is stepping down as President, allowing “the Board […]

Cooking With Christian Music: Paula Parker’s Chocolate Cup Cakes

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In this week’s Cooking With Christian Music feature, we go off the stage and behind the scenes, with music writer (and my dear friend) Paula Parker. Paula (pictured here with her husband and fellow writer, Mike) is one of those […]

CeCe and BeBe Winans Release New Gospel Album, “Still”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Platinum-selling chart-topping award-winning gospel brother and sister duo BeBe & CeCe Winans are set to release their first album in more than 15 years, Still. The album will be available online and in stores on Tuesday, October 6.The album features […]

Free Christian Music Download from The Evan Anthem

posted by Joanne Brokaw

You can get a free download of The Evan Anthem’s song “Testing” from their album Sens, this week at itickets.com. Here are the lyrics:

Free Christian Music Download from Flynn Adam

posted by Joanne Brokaw

You can get a free Christian music download this week of the song “Dishes,” from Flynn Adam’s album, 500,000 Boomin’ Watts. Adam is founding member of L.A. Symphony. Here are the lyrics:

Kutless’ “Strong Tower” Receives RIAA Gold Certification

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Big congratulations to rockers Kutless; their worship-based album Strong Tower was awarded RIAA Gold Certification. Gold Certification was also awarded for their Long-Form video “Live From Portland.” RIAA Gold Certification certifies that an album has sold 500,000 units (digital downloads, […]

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