Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bethany Dillon

From Sparrow records website:
"Bethany Dillon’s 2004 Sparrow Records debut stood out, because at only 14, she was a serious writer and artist creating her own material, mature beyond her years, with an authenticity of expression and an ability to own the emotion in her music. Audiences connected with her first record almost immediately, and the results included several hit singles, multiple Dove nods, critical acclaim, and an exponentially increasing grassroots fan base that propelled her career forward in great leaps."


News:
Bethany is making a NEW record - learn more at her kickstarter link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/289961036/bethany-barnard


Discography:
2017  (untitled CD) - Bethany Barnard
2012 (To Those Who Wait) Live EP
2011 (Beautiful: The Hits Collection)
2009 (Stop and Listen)
2008 (So Far: The Acoustic Sessions)
2007 (So Far EP) -digital only
2007 (Waking Up)
2005 (Imagination)
2004 (Bethany Dillon)
2004 (Beautiful Sessions EP)
??? (Vulnerable) Released on another label, under the name Bethany Adelsberger

Links:
Official Site
Official Myspace

Videos:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

For King and Country

From their Official Website:
The philosophies of hope and love were instilled by their parents, who raised their seven children in Sydney, Australia, before relocating to Nashville in 1991. Their father worked as a music promoter, so the boys often accompanied him to shows. In their teenage years, they also sang background vocals for their sister, gospel artist Rebecca St. James. When Luke was 19 and Joel 21, the two formed a band and began the journey of writing and recording music.
To Joel and Luke, remaining focused on what truly matters is crucial to succeeding musically. “The best legacy I can leave is if I am a good dad and good husband. If my family environment was out of whack, I don’t know if I’d even be able to write songs anymore,” says Luke. “A lot of my passion and zeal for life is because I have a wife who counts on me and a son who looks up to me and says ‘Dada.’ I can’t believe how much love he has in his eyes when he says that word. I can see the complete trust and safety that my son feels when he is with me. When he began to walk, I often thought, if I could run wild like a one-year-old does and live a life that embraces adventure in that way, I think I would see life entirely differently.”


Discography:
2014 (Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong)
2013 (Into the Silent Night)
2013 (Hope Is What We Crave) LIVE CD
2012 (Crave) 
2011 (For King and Country) EP
2010 (People Change) Digital Single, As "Joel & Luke"


Links:

Official Website


Video:


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Christy Nockels


From Christy's official website:
"Christy met her husband Nathan in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, CO. They married in 1995 and the two began serving as worship leaders in their local church in Oklahoma City, while Nathan finished college at Oklahoma Baptist University. It was during these early years that they began writing songs together in their tiny, one bedroom apartment. In 1996, the two made an album entitled Holy Roar under the name Sons & Daughters with fellow worship leader and friend, Charlie Hall. Louie Giglio, the founder of Passion Conferences, got a hold of this album and invited Christy, Nathan and Charlie to attend the very first Passion Conference in Austin, TX in 1997. Later that year, Christy and Nathan moved to Texas where they led worship for Metro Bible Study, a weekly gathering of 3000 young adults at Houston's First Baptist Church. It was there that they were "discovered" by the folks at Rocketown Records, a small label owned by Michael W. Smith. Eventually they signed a recording contract as Watermark and moved to Nashville, TN in 1998."

Christy continues to make music as a solo artist. View the Watermark page for more information.



News:
New live CD coming spring, 2015 - "Let It Be Jesus." Here is the cover art:

Solo Discography of Christy Nockels:
2015 (Let It Be Jesus)
2012 (Into the Glorious)
2009 (Life Light Up)
2007 (Word of God Speak: The Worship Session), compilation cd
2006 (Sing Over Me), compilation cd
2006 (A Few Days In February), independent release


Watermark Discography:
2006 (A Grateful People)
2005 (Greatest Hits)
2004 (The Purest Place)
2002 (Constant)
2000 (All Things New)
1998 (Watermark)


Links:
Christy Nockels Official

Videos:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mitch Mcvicker

From the official Kickstarter Campaign Page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/37265888/mitch-mcvickers-new-album
"The Love of God is beyond calculation, yet, we often measure life in black and white. This album explores the grey of life and love.
"The Grey (When Black & White Fade)" is both a response and a result.
It is a response to God's grace and it is the result of the Lord's activity in my life.  It is a response to the availability of the Kingdom of God and it is a result of walking through the Kingdom as best as I can.  It is a response to the many great people that have been involved in my life and it is a result of their investing themselves in me."

News:
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR "THE GREY" GOING ON NOW


Discography:
2014 (The Grey)
2013 (Underneath)
2011 (Walking Through the Dark) mini 5 song CD
2010 (Everything Shines) mini CD
2009 (Always Believe)
2007 (Love Will Rise)
2002 (Without Looking Down)
2001 (Chasing the Horizon)
1999 (Mitch Mcvicker)
1997 (Canticle of the Plains) co-writer and performer


Links:

Official Website


Video:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Out of the Grey


From wikipedia:
"Out of the Grey is a husband and wife Christian Contemporary Music band consisting of Scott and Christine Denté. Christine provides lead vocals, while Scott plays guitars and sings background, along with the occasional lead vocals. They have released six studio albums, one best-of compilation, and one live EP, and been involved in a number of other projects. Their debut album was ranked 47th in the book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music."

Christine has also recorded as a solo artist.



News:
NEW MUSIC FROM OUT OF THE GREY Coming December 2014, CLICK THIS LINK!! (now ended)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/outofthegrey/new-music-from-out-of-the-grey-35k-in-35-days?ref=card

Out of the Grey is making new music! They have a campaign going at Kickstarter, click for more information!(pledging has ended)

Read this article for more information on the new CD from OOTG.



Discography:
2014 (untitled)
2009 (Voyage: Journey of Prayer)
2006 (The Early Years)
2001 (6.1)
2000 (Live EP)
1998 (Remember This: The Out of the Grey Collection)
1997 (See Inside)
1995 (Gravity)
1994 (Diamond Days)
1992 (The Shape of Grace)
1991 (Out of the Grey)

For Christine's solo discography, click here.


Links:
Official Website
Official myspace

Videos:


Friday, July 19, 2013

Rich Mullins


From wikipedia:
"Richard Wayne Mullins (October 21, 1955 – September 19, 1997) was an American Christian music singer and songwriter born to John and Neva Mullins in Richmond, Indiana. He was killed in a jeep accident in September 1997.

Mullins is best known for his worship songs "Step by Step" (later incorporated into his hit single "Sometimes by Step") and "Awesome God", both of which have been embraced as modern classics by many Christians. Some of his albums are also considered among Christian music's best, including Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth (1988), The World As Best As I Remember It, Volume One (1991) and A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band (1993). His music has been covered by many artists, including Caedmon's Call, Five Iron Frenzy, Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, John Tesh, Chris Rice and Third Day.[1]

Rich Mullins is also remembered for his devotion to the Christian faith, which was often an inspiration to others. He was heavily influenced by St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). In 1997, he composed a musical called Canticle of the Plains, a retelling of the life of St. Francis set in the Old West."




Film & Documentary:
There will be a new film released sometime in 2013 called RAGAMUFFIN, directed by David Schultz.
Here are the links:
Official Site (The Ragamuffin Movie)
Documentary (A documentary about Rich's life)
David's Blog
IMDb
Youtube
Twitter
Facebook


Music Discography:
2003 (Here In America) CD: collection of rare concert performances and demos, / DVD: Rich's tv appearance on "Live From Studio B" with the Ragamuffins & 12 Short Stories
1999 (Songs 2) best of collection
1998 (The Jesus Record)
1997 (Canticle of the Plains)
1996 (Songs) best of collection
1995 (Brothers Keeper)
1993 (A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band)
1992 (The World as Best as I Remember It, Volume Two)
1991 (The World as Best as I Remember It, Volume One)
1989 (Never Picture Perfect)
1988 (Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth)
1987 (Pictures in the Sky)
1986 (Rich Mullins)
1981 (Behold the Man - with Zion)


Links:
Rich Mullins Tribute Concert
Kid Brothers
The Legacy Ministry
Calling Out Your Name
Tribute to Rich Mullins
Rich Mullins WebRing
A Ragamuffins Legacy
Rich Mullins Concert and Television Performances

Videos:


Phil Stacey covers "Hard To Get"

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bebo Norman

From wikipedia: "Bebo's most successful album to date is Myself When I Am Real, which included hit songs "Great Light of the World" and "Falling Down". Other popular songs by Norman include "Disappear", "Nothing Without You", "I Will Lift My Eyes", and "Borrow Mine". He initially gained popularity when touring with another Christian band, Caedmon's Call. Norman's fans call themselves Simpletons. Norman was originally involved in Young Life Ministries and gained a considerable fan base by performing at the summer camps there."

News:
Bebo Norman announces retirement from the music insdustry at the end of 2013. Read the article here.

Discography:
2012  (Lights of Distant Cities)
2010 (Ocean)
2008 (Bebo Norman)
2007 (Christmas: From the Realms of Glory)
2006 (Between The Dreaming & The Coming True)
2004 (Try)
2002 (Myself When I Am Real)
2001 (Big Blue Sky)
1999 (Ten Thousand Days)
1999 (The Fabric of Verse) - Independent release

Links:
Official Bebo Norman

Videos: