MATTHEW WEST – Into the Light (September 25, 2012)
(from the Matthew West website) After receiving over 10,000 personal stories from all over the globe for his 2010 project, The Story of Your Life, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, who has been forever impacted by the outpouring of stories, felt as though there was even more for others to say during this season of his music. Matthew West collected stories for this new project through the end of March. The tracks comprising Into the Light were inspired by stories touching on everything from drug addiction, the rejection of apathy, abusive relationships and the faith we find in the waiting.
VARIOUS – WOW HITS 2012 (September 25, 2012)
(from the record company’s website) Only 1 record a year brings you the biggest Christian artists & songs! Featuring your favorite artists and their best songs of the year, WOW Hits 2013 captures the songs impacting our world. With songs about finding strength, placing your hope in Jesus, and the promise of everlasting life, WOW Hits 2013 includes 2 CDs filled with 30 uplifting songs and 3 bonus tracks from up-and-coming artists. No other album gives you all these artists: Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Avenue North, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West & more
KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY – Hymns for the Christian Life (October 9, 2012)
(from the Getty Music website) “We’re excited to announce the release of our new album, “Hymns for the Christian Life.” It’s a collection of modern hymns and conversations about how our faith interacts with everyday life. We considered how the gospel story has an affect on daily things – work, money, community, poverty, our children, our daily joys and struggles – and tried to craft lyrics and melodies that congregations can use on Sunday but also carry with them on Monday mornings and through the week.”
DAVID PHELPS – Classics (October 9, 2012)
(from the Gaither website) The eclectic collection of music contained in this brand new live DVD and the accompanying studio CD shows the broad range of David’s musical ability. Just as a painter paints with all different colors and textures to achieve cohesive beauty, David Phelps draws from a colorful musical palette that includes centuries-old hymns, classical arias, American favorites, Broadway standards and fresh, self-penned originals. The result is a captivating evening of world-class music by one of the most-loved voices in gospel music.
THIRD DAY – Miracle (November 6, 2012)
(from the Third Day website) There comes a time in every artist’s career where they need to re-imagine, re-invigorate, and dream it all over again. For Third Day, that time was in the fall of 2011. Their touring was never better, their album Move was successful, the fans we super-engaged, and yet they felt it was time to shake things up. As they prepared to write and record their 16th album, Miracle, the band hired legendary producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Fray, Train) to help them forge a new sound. From the opening track, “Hit Me Like A Bomb”, it is clear that Third Day means business when they say they want to bring something new to the table.
CHRIS TOMLIN – Burning Lights (January 8, 2013)
(from the Chris Tomlin website) Big news! Our new record, BURNING LIGHTS is almost finished and set to release January 8th. So excited and ready to share the new songs we have been working on, including the song we are sending to radio – Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]. Stay tuned for more details soon!