Monday, July 30, 2007

New Plumb album coming October 9th!

It's finally official!

Plumb's new album Blink will be hitting stores October 9th. The first single, "In My Arms", in which Plumb sings to her children, is already hitting airwaves. It's up for your listening pleasure at Plumb's myspace page here.

It's also available for purchase at
There are some cool remixes of the song out there as well, so be listening.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Tree63 album coming Sept. 25

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) July 22, 2007——South Africa’’s Tree63 returns to the music scene Sept. 25 with its fifth studio album, Sunday!. The project expands Tree63’’s signature sound, while urging listeners to live in the hope offered by Christ’’s resurrection.

Produced by Joe Baldridge (Family Force 5, dc talk), the record additionally features Tree63’’s original drummer Darryl Swart. The combined energy and innovation of Baldridge alongside Swart helped turn out 11 songs that rival Tree63's previous sound.

Tree63 frontman John Ellis explains, “We really feel like this album is on a different level sonically compared with our previous attempts. Joe gave us permission to re-explore our rock ’n’ roll side, to be more real. It’s fun again.”

With the crucifixion on Good Friday operating as a metaphor for the modern world’s state of despair and hopelessness, Ellis titled Sunday! to remind listeners that their hope lies in the good news of Christ’’s resurrection. The album also exhibits more freedom in its songwriting with the intention of capturing a broader audience.

For additional information on Tree63, visit

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sara Groves' new baby

Sara Groves and her husband's new baby girl, Ruby Cate Groves, was born on July 13, 2007.

For more info about Sara (and more photos of Ruby coming soon), check out Sara's Myspace page here.

Barlowgirl "How Can We Be Silent" Live release party & concert

Fervent Records is proud to present a live interactive online CD release concert with sister rock trio, BarlowGirl on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 pm Central Time. Held in Nashville, TN in front of a live audience comprised of radio winners and VIP guests, the event will be broadcast live on to fans and listeners everywhere.

The event will allow fans watching online to ask questions of the band, and request songs from BarlowGirl's previous releases, as well as hear songs from the new album, How Can We Be Silent, which releases the following day, Tuesday July 24.

For more information or to watch the exclusive concert, log onto

Read our exclusive interview with Barlowgirl here. They talk about the new album and much more!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

downhere offers 17 unreleased songs

Nashville, TN (July 19, 2007) ---- Award-winning rock group, downhere, will release a new album of 17 previously recorded demo songs that have never been offered on a CD before. The songs appear on the new project titled, Thunder After Lightning and will be available online at, at iTunes, and at the band’s concerts.

The site will give fans access to more of downhere’s music, as the songs were demos for their album, Wide Eyed & Mystified that was released in 2006. “We have a ton of fun in our little home studios writing, dreaming and recording ‘‘demos’’,” says downhere. “These demos are to songs, what an artist’s pencil sketch is to the final painting. In the process of writing for Wide Eyed and Mystified we submitted more demos than we could ever use for one album. While we value the quality of a full blown recording, we think that our little demos have a special value alone. As you listen, enjoy the rumblings after what we consider to be our best record to date.”

downhere is currently touring in Sweden but their fans will be excited to learn that a second leg of the Wide Eyed & Mystified Tour, that was so successful this past spring, will kick-off in September 2007. downhere has invited their labelmate, Jason Gray, back as the opening act and tour dates will be announced soon. downhere will also appear at Creation West on July 27th and at the Franklin Graham Festival in Tacoma, Washington on November 4th.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Monk & Neagle Video trailer

The video trailer for Monk and Neagle's upcoming sophomore album The Twenty-First Time is now up. Take a moment and get to know the singer/songwriter duo's new project. The Twenty-First Time streets Sept. 18 on Reunion Records.

Click here to view:

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Joanne Cash on Split Ends show July 14th

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Country/Gospel recording artist Joanne Cash, sister of the legendary Johnny Cash, will appear on the July 14th episode of The Style Network’s hit show Split Ends, the network’s highest rated new series in 2006.

A camera crew was in Nashville in early April, shooting scenes for the upcoming second season. Joanne Cash met with stylist “Weaven Steven” (America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show) at Nashville’s Trim Classic Barber & Legendary Beauty for some creative America-inspired hair extensions.

Each week on Split Ends, cameras are on hand to capture what happens when hairstylists from around the country swap salons and lifestyles. Can a Beverly Hills diva stylist actually pull off a request for a blue rinse, wash and set in Small Town, USA? What's a hair-hopper from Middle America to do when faced with a demanding big-city client's requests? Hair-raising antics transpire on Split Ends when stylists switch roles and settings, to the complete surprise of their unsuspecting clients and co-workers.

With twenty-six historic recordings under her belt, continuous concert appearances and lineage to one of music’s most famous families, Joanne Cash is currently promoting her latest CD, Gospel, which includes three previously unreleased duets with her brother Johnny Cash. The album is in stores now, including WalMart and Family Christian Stores.

For more information on Joanne Cash, please visit the official website at

Jump 5 tour

As previously announced, Jump5 will disband at the end of 2007 - but not before hitting the road one last time. Sponsored by The Kingdom Kidz Club and, The Hello & Goodbye Tour will take Jump5 to 30 major markets from September through the end of the year, including stops in Houston, Seattle, Evansville, Morristown, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Louisville, Little Rock, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Denver, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, San Francisco and Nashville.

Joining Jump5 on the tour will be Midas Records artist Jessie Daniels, who has scored numerous top 10's at Christian radio with her self-titled debut album, as well as the new teen pop group PureNRG, whose debut CD is currently on the top of the Christian sales chart. Also on the tour is Canadian trio Carried Away, whose sophomore project on Glide Records releases August 28th, and Sammy Ward, who will perform his own material as well as backing Jump5 on an acoustic set - a first for the group.

Christafari announces world tour

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) -- In support of their latest album, To the Foundation, Gospel Reggae pioneers Christafari has announced a world tour that will take the groundbreaking group to nearly a dozen countries this summer, including stops at major European festivals such as Greenbelt, Creation Fest UK, Frizon Festival and Flevo Festival.

Confirmed tour dates:

6/28/07 Saddleback Worship Conference - Lake Forest, CA
7/04/07 Fourth of July Celebration at Wilson Park - Torrance, CA
7/07/07 San Lorenzo Park Festival - Santa Cruz, CA
7/08/07 Calvary Chapel La Habra - La Habra, CA
7/14/07 Foundation Festival - Hawaiian Gardens, CA
7/21/07 El Dorodo Park Community Church - Hawaiian Gardens, CA
8/01/07 Ourlucaya Conference Center - Freeport, Bahamas
8/03/07 Creation Fest UK - Woolacombe, United Kingdom
8/04/07 Creation Fest UK - Woolacombe, United Kingdom
8/05/07 Venue TBA - London, England
8/08/07 Frizon Festival - Orebro, Sweden
8/09/07 Gavle City Fest - Gavle Sweden
8/10/07 Kotka Market Festival - Kotka, Finland
8/11/07 Wildfire Festival - Helsinki, Finland
8/15/07 Calvary Chapel Siegen - Siegen, Germany
8/16/07 Calvary Chapel Herborn - Herborn, Germany
8/17/07 Flevo Festival - Liempde, Netherlands
8/18/07 Maranatha - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
8/19/07 Capitol Evangelistic Center - The Hague, Netherlands
8/20/07 Mosterdzaad Internationaal - Noord, Holland
8/21/07 Gouda - Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
8/22/07 Destiny Church - Groningen, Netherlands
8/24/07 Glow Festival - Lunderskov, Denmark
8/25/07 Tara Festival - Armagh, Ireland
8/26/07 Greenbelt Festival - Gloucester, United Kingdom
8/27/07 Kensington Temple - Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
9/16/07 Valley Bible Fellowship - Bakersfield, CA
10/06/07 Rock of Ages Festival - Calistoga, CA

*Additional dates are expected to be added*

Through the years, Christafari has been crafting one of the most impressive catalogues in Christian music, with 10 full-length releases and cumulative album sales of nearly 500,000 units to date. The award-winning group's previous three studio albums have all reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums Chart. The group has performed in 35 countries and toured with such artists as Wayne Wonder, dcTalk and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield. Christafari has been featured on the Reggae Sunsplash Tour and the Bob Marley Day Tour, as well as high profile appearances at the 1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta), 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City), President Clinton’’s Inaugural Ball in Washington DC (with Jewel), St. Kitts Music Festival, Spirit West Coast, Cornerstone Festival, Greenbelt Festival, Flevo Festival, Frizon Festival, Reggae on the River and more.

The group's latest album, To the Foundation, was released worldwide in April by Lion of Zion Entertainment, the largest provider of gospel reggae and world music on the planet. Lion of Zion Entertainment is distributed in the USA by Infinity Music Distribution (a division of Central South Distribution, Inc.), and various international distributors worldwide. An aggressive publicity and marketing campaign has been planned for Christafari's latest release, including the world tour, extensive online marketing, representation at CBA, Expolit and Gospel Music Week, and an upcoming music video scheduled to be shot in July in California.

For the latest information on Christafari, please visit the newly redesigned official website at