Legendary Clark Sister TWINKIE CLARK Releases New Audio and Video Single “God Gave Me Favor”

Legendary Clark Sister Twinkie Clark has released a new audio and video single – ”God Gave Me Favor” from her forthcoming CD LIVE & UNPLUGGED (on Larry Clark Gospel, LLC). The famed songwriter and Queen of the Hammond B3 recorded her new project at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI. The audio single is available on iTunes and Amazon now and is impacting radio stations across the U.S. Continue reading

Isaac Carree – So Glad ft. Lecrae, Kirk Franklin & Kierra “Kiki” Sheard

Stellar Award-winning artist Isaac Carree presents a creative exploration on his sophomore solo album, RESET. On it, the Atlanta-based singer, songwriter, and producer takes listeners on a musical journey of relatable songs, dynamic vocals and masterful musicality. The album’s lead single, “Clean This House,” met unprecedented success when it entered the gospel radio charts, then skyrocketing to the top ten within just weeks. Continue reading

Watch: Mali Music Visits ’106 & Park’

RCA Recording artist Mali Music paid a visit to BET’s 106 & Park.

The dynamo storyteller was in the house to debut the video for his super-charged and alarming new single ‘Ready Aim’ – the first to be lifted from forthcoming album. Mali dishes on his upcoming album and much more.

Watch Mali’s appearance below…

Michelle Williams Announces New Single ‘If We Had Your Eyes’ / Listen To Preview!

Destiny’s Child alum Michelle Williams is returning to her Gospel roots with new single ‘If We Had Your Eyes‘.

According to reports, the ‘Heard A Word’ singer announced that the track – which serves as the lead release from her third gospel album – features production from Harmony and a guest appearance from Fantasia.

On her new song, the singer revealed:

I’m so happy to share new music with you guys! Y’all have been patient and so supportive! I’ve been just as anxious to let you guys hear what I’ve been doing in the studio! So here goes my lead single ‘If We Had Your Eyes’ from my new album! Thank you guys for all the love and support! Stay tuned to IAmMichelle.com 🙂

Check it out below…

Sounds promising! ‘If We Had Your Eyes’ hits digital music stores on 6/24!

New Music Video: Jonathan McReynolds – ‘Lovin Me’

Talent, above anything else, always holds more weight than hype.

The above is a sentiment we’d say Jonathan McReynolds kept in mind when he proved his worth as an artist and musician via his debut LP, “Life Music“.

Today saw the “I Love You” singer unwrap the official visual for his new single and fan-favorite, “Lovin’ Me“.

Peep the track’s accompanying video below…

Preview: Zacardi Cortez – ‘1 On 1’ (New Single)

Zacardi Cortez touches down with a preview of his brand new single today! The intimate ballad is set to appear on “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix Vol. VI“.

Due on August 6th, the compilation album will feature 30 tracks from some of Gospel music’s top acts such as Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Ted Winn, and Earnest Pugh just to name a few.

Without further delay, hit ‘play’ and get a preview of what’s to come from Mr. Cortez, below…

LZ7 Prepare For New Album Release ‘Aftershow’

Following the success of their 2 UK chart singles – ‘This Little Light’ and ‘27 Million,’ LZ7 are set to release their latest album ‘Aftershow’ following their most recent single of the same name released on 2nd June 2013.

LZ7 have been working hard in the studio cultivating their latest offering that brings them into 2013 and beyond. ‘Aftershow’ has kept the familiar pop/dance sounds of previous LZ7 projects but has definitely stepped up a gear in maturity and sound making ‘Aftershow’ a euphoric Dance anthem that would place them alongside other established Dance artists in their genre.

Frontman Lindz West embarks on the ‘Cycle For Freedom’ from September to Oct 2013 covering 2700 Km’s in 27 days as the topic of modern day slavery sits close to LZ7’s heart. The single release following the CFF is set to raise awareness of this issue.

With the album of the same name due to be released on 7th July and 2 further singles for 2013 LZ7 look as though they mean business on the UK and worldwide music scene.

The Ambassador Releases ‘Yah!’ – You See Me

After more than a year of laying low on the music scene, The Ambassador comes roaring back to the forefront with his bombastic new single ‘Yah! (You See Me),’ available online for free download. Produced by Geeda, this headbanger features a classic ‘Amba’ energy and sound, while leaving a Timberland footprint all over the eardrums. With the video already set to debut soon, this song is a raucous declaration. In an era where secular society seeks to marginalize the believer, The Ambassador takes a stand for the Gospel and all those who rep Christ. The organ stabs and hard-hitting drums set the sonic foundation for his in-your-face posture, unashamed of his beliefs or the God he serves.

The single serves as the first offering from The Ambassador’s late June EP release ‘Hors D’oeuvres’ on iTunes and in stores which The Ambassador describes as an appetizer for his fifth studio album, slated for October 2013, both from label home, Xist Music. But, in typical fashion, the Christian Hip Hop vet also says that the title of the EP has a double meaning: that this life is simply an appetizer for the fullness that Christ has to give us upon His glorious return. The musical vibe breaks down as a vintage, classic Hip Hop, East Coast feel, with a contemporary – but, not overly trendy- texture.

This new foray into the musical pool, will surely build a summer’s worth of anticipation for The Ambassador’s fifth studio project, ‘Flame On,’ in stores in October 2013. The Ambassador’s last release, 2011′s ‘Stop The Funeral’ was his first on Xist Music.

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Family Force 5 Release New Electronic Album ‘Reanimated’

Family Force 5 announce the release of ‘Reanimated,’ a 12-track Electronic album. This will be a digital release with physical copies available on the band’s online store as well as at summer festivals. The album will be a perfect addition to any Family Force 5 collection, as it features 3 new songs and 9 remixes of Family Force 5 songs from releases ‘III’ and ‘III.V’ in addition to classic throwback tunes from ‘Business Up Front/Party In The Back’.

Some of the remix artists featured on ‘Reanimated’ include Tedashii, The Toxic Avenger, Nico Stadi, McSwagger, Riley Friesen, Smile Future, André Allen Anjos (of the RAC), and others. Over 173k fans have already clamored to the recent music video ‘Chainsaw’ (feat. Tedashii), which is be featured on this project.

Fans can catch Family Force 5 performing many of these new remixed songs during their DJ sets at summer festivals. These parties flaunt the band’s characteristically crazy and notoriously engaging post-show experience.

Family Force 5’s latest studio album, ‘The Third,’ marks a dynamic shift and takes the group back to their Rock roots, resurrecting the heavy guitars and bombastic beats of their debut. Unadulterated energy ties the band’s unstoppable genre hopping as Family Force 5.

Dara Maclean Reminds Us That We’re Cherished & ‘Wanted’ With New Single

Fervent Records’ soulful recording artist Dara Maclean’s eagerly-awaited new single, ‘Wanted,’ is available now. ‘Wanted’ is produced by Paul Mabury (All Sons & Daughters, Meredith Andrews, Hillsong) and written by Justin Ebach, Mabury and Maclean.

“’Wanted’ is about a universal need, speaking to the child in all of us that is desperately longing just to hear somebody tell us we’re wanted. Somebody to tell us that we’re cherished and that we belong,” explained Maclean. “To not be wanted based on your performance — We all have those relationships in life where we are loved based on how good of a friend we are or how good of a daughter or son, sister or brother we are. It’s conditional and it never seems to be enough. This song is calling out to the outcast and saying, ‘You’re not unlovable. You’re never too far gone — in your worst moment, in your loneliest moment, you are still wanted, just as much as the person that seemingly has it all together, is loved by everyone and looks to have this perfect life.’ The baby that opens its eyes for the first time and the hardened criminal that gets sent to jail for the millionth time, does God want one more or less? We are all the same, we are all in need of Jesus and we are all desperately wanted by a Father that won’t stop until He finds every child that is lost.”

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.” (Psalms 139:7-10 New King James Version)

“I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to share with you my friends, the ones that have been such a support and on this journey with me, the heartbeat behind the song and ultimately, this record,” continues Maclean. “My prayer is that every note reveals the heart of God the Father and that His Love does what it always does. It heals, restores and makes new again.”

Powerful vocalist and songwriter Dara Maclean first sparked the music industry’s interest with her 2011 debut, ‘You Got My Attention’. The album introduced a powerful new voice in Christian Pop, steeped in Motown and Soul and beaming a heart for the broken and struggling. The LP reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart, and album tracks ‘Suitcases’ and ‘Free’ each hit the Top 20 on Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. ‘Suitcases’ appeared on the 2012 installment of WOW Hits, celebrating Christian radio’s biggest songs, and ‘You Got My Attention’ closer ‘Home’ was included in ‘The Bible: Music Inspired By The Epic Mini-Series,’ a companion to the smash History Channel series. The Texas-bred singer-songwriter earned a New Artist of the Year nomination in the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, and spent nearly two years straight on the road with some of Christian music’s biggest names, including Casting Crowns and Newsong, and on major tours including Winter Jam and the KLOVE Acoustic Christmas Tour. Maclean has earned high critical praise throughout, NewReleaseTuesday including her among its Top 10 New Female Christian Singers in 2012, noting that “Dara displays the strongest vocals I’ve heard in years.” Maclean is also passionate about raising awareness and bringing an end to human trafficking and is an advocate for the International Justice Mission.

Remedy Drive Release ‘Resuscitate: Acoustic Sessions’

Centricity Music band, Remedy Drive, released ‘Resuscitate: Acoustic Sessions,’ an acoustic version of their current album ‘Resuscitate’ on 4th June 2013.

‘Resuscitate’ was released in September 2012 and saw the song ‘Resuscitate Me’ have a 5 week run at No. 1.

“We really enjoyed recording these songs again with a different treatment,” shares the band. “‘Make It Bright has banjo on it. ‘God I Hope So’ and ‘Hold On’ have cello. The process of making the album was fun because we all four played together in the same room so it has some special energy on it. We hope you enjoy it.”

Bethel Music Enter Strategic Partnership With The Fuel Music

Artist solutions company, The Fuel Music & Management Co, has entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution alliance with Bethel Music, an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. On 1st June, Fuel Music began representing both current and catalog Bethel Music albums, containing original songs by senior worship pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, worship leaders Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger, William Matthews, Matt Stinton and other emerging artists into worldwide markets. Handling both physical and digital retail sales into Christian and general market stores internationally though its Fuel Distribution/Tonetree Music arm, Fuel’s U.S. physical distribution to Christian stores will be through New Day.

Bethel Music’s first project under this alliance, also their first studio album, is slated to release this September. In addition to servicing new music, Fuel will handle the substantial Bethel Music back catalog of releases, which includes 2012 releases ‘For The Sake Of The World’ and ‘The Loft Sessions,’ as well as the 2011 ‘Be Lifted High’ release featuring ‘Love Came Down’. Written by Brian Johnson and Jeremy Riddle, this song celebrating God’s goodness, love and faithfulness was recently heard by millions on American Idol as it was sung by Top 3 finalist, Angie Miller.

“It is an honor for our team at Fuel to represent Bethel Music,” says Tony Patoto, The Fuel Music Management Co president. “We love how Bethel’s worship leaders continue to creatively push the boundaries of corporate worship while simultaneously inviting listeners to experience fresh encounters with God. Like Angie Miller, we are excited to share this music with the global community of faith, inspiring the Church to sing a new song.”

“We are excited for our new relationship with Fuel Management,” expresses Joel Taylor, Director of Bethel Music. “The dedication and expertise of their team make them a dynamic partner to work with. God has been leading us on a journey of writing, recording and releasing fresh expressions of worship, and we are confident that Fuel will be an invaluable bridge to connect this music to individuals, churches and regions around the world.”