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Christian Music Top Songs - April 14, 2014

Tuesday April 15, 2014

phil-wickham-The-Ascension.jpgThis week, the new kid on the block in the way of songs is the new tune from Mary Mary's Erica Campbell with special guest Lecrae.

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Reader Q & A - "Where is Mark Lowry?"

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Mark LowryA reader writes - "I have been a longtime fan of Mark Lowry and was so disappointed to hear that he had left the Gaither Vocal Band. What is he doing now?"

Answer - Mark is busy appearing with other southern Gospel groups and solo artists while making some solo appearances himself.

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Brian Free & Assurance Invite Fans to Say "Amen"

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Brian Free & Assurance - Unashamed

Brian Free and Assurance are celebrating their single, "Say Amen," with a contest. They are inviting fans to share their "amen stories" - sharing how God has worked wonders in their lives. The winner will see their story come to life in a music video for the song as well as getting a copy of the video itself and the new album.

The contest runs until April 15, 2014. To enter, e-mail your story to sayamen@daywind.com. Brian Free and Assurance and Daywind Music Group will select and announce the winner on Friday, April 18, 2014.

How amazing would it be to have one of the top Southern Gospel groups share your God moment with the world?

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"Jesus Christ Superstar"

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Jesus Christ SuperstarOn June 9, 2014, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, will kick off its largest North American arena tour in its 40 year history. With a star-studded cast of names like Brandon Boyd (Incubus), JC Chasez (*NSYNC), Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), John Lydon and Ben Forster, the music promises to be amazing. But what of the premise behind the musical? For years, many Christians would not go see a performance because a.) the writers look liberties with the events in the last week of Jesus' life and b.) the Resurrection is not included.

What are your thoughts? Do you think it's OK to go see the musical because you know the difference between the Gospels and fiction or do you believe that turning the last week of our Lord's life into a musical is too much? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Top Christian Songs - April 7, 2014

Monday April 7, 2014

Hillsong United - ZionAre you ready for new music? This week four new songs hit the charts! Listen for great tunes from Newsboys, Mali Music, JJ Weeks Band and Rend Collective.

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Top Christian & Gospel Ringtones - April 2014

Monday April 7, 2014

Newsboys - AdorationRingtones are big business and a great way to hear snippets of your favorite songs anytime your phone rings. Of course, if you are extremely popular and your phone rings off of the hook, it can also be a great way to burn out on a song rather quickly!

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You Can't Kill Rock

Thursday March 27, 2014

SwitchfootMy husband is fond of saying, "You can't kill rock 'n roll" and over the years, he's been proven to be right. Top Christian rockers like Switchfoot and Sanctus Real represent the guys with Superchick and Natalie Grant representing the ladies of rock.

On the harder side of things, Kristen May of Flyleaf and Sarah Anthony of The Letter Black belt out their love for the Lord and hold their own alongside their male counterparts like RED and Skillet.

Bottom line - be they Christian rock bands, Christian hard rockers, or Christian metal bands, they all rock for The Rock and do so without apology!

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Audio Adrenaline and The Kentucky Derby

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Audio AdrenalineThe Kentucky Derby Festival is a month-long party leading up to the most famous two minutes in horse racing. Every spring, around 1.5 million people gather together to celebrate the season and the race.

Since 1956, the Pegasus Parade that started it all has grown to an extravaganza that offers nearly 70 special events, generating over $125 million in revenue for the local economy and over a quarter of a million for charities.

The Celebration Sunday with 88.5 WJIE of 2014 will feature Audio Adrenaline, Kutless, Finding Favour, Shine Bright Baby and Carrollton. Kicking off on April 27th at 5:00 pm, admission is free with a 2014 Pegasus Pin ($5 each).

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The Styles of Christian Music

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Karen Peck and New RiverOne of the best things about being a fan of Christian music is the fact that no matter what style of music you enjoy in the mainstream world, you can find it in the Christian world. From Jeremy Camp's rock and worship songs to MercyMe's pop songs to Ray Boltz's CCM songs to tobyMac's rap songs and beyond, there is a style of music for every fan to enjoy!

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New Music for April

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Kari Jobe - MajesticToday is the last Tuesday of March which means it's the last release day of new music for the month and then it's on to April. I'm pretty pumped about Kari Jobe's new live project (which hit stores today). How about you?

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