Sunday, August 26, 2007

Christmas albums coming from...

Jars of Clay "Christmas Songs" (Oct 16)

Relient K "Let It Snow, Baby ... Let it Reindeer"(Oct 23)

Michael W. Smith "It's A Wonderful Christmas (Oct 16).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tobymac (with Barlowgirl & TFK) fall tour dates announced

Sep 20 2007 7:00P
Cottage Hill Baptist Church Mobile, Alabama
Sep 21 2007 7:00P
Ozark Civic Center Ozark, Alabama
Sep 22 2007 7:00P
Paramounts Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 23 2007 7:00P
Freedom Hall Civic Center Johnson City, Tennessee
Sep 27 2007 7:00P
Coliseum Knoxville, Tennessee
Sep 28 2007 7:00P
Church on the Rock St. Louis, Missouri
Sep 29 2007 7:00P
Big Spring Jam Huntsville, Alabama
Sep 30 2007 7:00P
Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas
Oct 3 2007 7:00P
Cullman Fairgrounds Cullman, Alabama
Oct 5 2007 7:00P
Memorial Auditorium Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oct 6 2007 7:00P
Landmark Church Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct 7 2007 7:00P
Grove City Church of the Nazarene Columbus, Ohio
Oct 11 2007 7:00P
Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
Oct 12 2007 7:00P
Expo Center Portland, Maine
Oct 13 2007 7:00P
Continental Airlines Arena E. Rutherford, New Jersey
Oct 14 2007 7:00P
Washington Avenue Armory Albany, New York
Oct 18 2007 7:00P
Grand Wayne Convention Center Fort Wayne, Indiana
Oct 19 2007 7:00P
MSU Auditorium East Lansing, Michigan
Oct 20 2007 7:00P
Braden Auditorium Bloomington, Illinois
Oct 21 2007 7:00P
Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, Iowa
Oct 25 2007 7:00P
Oak Creek Assembly Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 26 2007 7:30P
Clay County Regional Event Center Spencer, Iowa
Oct 27 2007 7:00P
Denfeld High School Auditorium Duluth, Minnesota
Oct 28 2007 6:30P
Minot Municipal Auditorium Minot, North Dakota
Nov 1 2007 7:00P
Church at Rock Creek Little Rock, Arkansas
Nov 2 2007 7:00P
Central Christian Church Wichita, Kansas
Nov 3 2007 7:00P
City Civic Center Dodge City, Kansas
Nov 4 2007 7:00P
Bethany First Nazarene Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nov 9 2007 7:00P
Victory Christian Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 10 2007 7:00P
Berry Center Houston, Texas
Nov 11 2007 7:00P
Forrest County Multi Purpose Center Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Check out Toby's website here for more info.
Click here to see concert photos from an earlier date on the tour.
Read our review of Portable Sounds here.
Read our review of Barlowgirl's How Can We Be Silent here.
Read our review of Barlowgirl here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Fireflight in the studio!

The band Fireflight is taking a much deserved break from the summer heat to record a new record. They will be in the studio for the month of August before the Scars Remain Tour with Disciple, Fireflight, Dizmas and Wavorly in mid-September. Look for video blogs and updates of the recording process from Fireflight at their MySpace page.

Read our interview with Fireflight here.
Read our review of The Healing of Harms here.
See our photo feature of Fireflight performing at Creation East 2007 here.

Newsboys to perform at 9/11 memorial service

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Aug. 10, 2007——Inpop Records' pop/rock band newsboys will perform at the Pentagon’s sixth annual memorial service to be held in the Pentagon Auditorium on Sept. 11, 2007. The event will honor those who gave their lives at the Pentagon and elsewhere on 9/11.

The multi-faith service will include members of the armed forces as well as government employees and their families. Additionally, the band will be hosting a concert immediately following for all employees.

“The events of 9/11 touched us all,” says Peter Furler, lead vocalist of Newsboys, “and the willing sacrifices of the men and women of our Armed Forces to defend the United States is truly awe-inspiring. We are honored and humbled to have been asked to be a part of the memorial service at the Pentagon this year, and we hope our music and message will be an inspiration to all those who attend.”

“Newsboys’’ music is incredible and reaches across the lines to so many different people,””comments Chaplain (Maj.) Alan Pomaville of the Pentagon Chaplain’’s Office. “I believe that many people will be blessed as a result of hearing their music.”

With five gold albums, sales exceeding six million units, more than 20 No.1 radio hits, and a mantle of Dove Awards as well as Grammy nominations, newsboys has achieved phenomenal success in its near two decades together. Known for its amazing live performances and groundbreaking tours, the band continues to sellout festivals and concerts worldwide, satisfying diehard fans and winning new ones in the process. Most recently, newsboys released its fourteenth record, GO, to critical and commercial success. Produced by Peter Furler and Tedd T, the project debuted at No. 51 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit

Read our interview with Newsboys guitarist Paul Colman here.
Read our review of Go here.
Read our review of Go remixed here.

Monday, August 6, 2007

How Can We Be Silent by Barlowgirl debuts at #1

(Nashville, Tenn.) August 6, 2007Wrapping up street-week promotions in support of their highly-anticipated third album, How Can We Be Silent, Fervent Records’ sister rock trio BarlowGirl recently debuted at No. 1 on multiple Christian SoundScan charts.

Capturing the top position on SoundScan’s CBA chart, BarlowGirl seized the No. 1 spots on the combined CBA and general market chart along with the digital albums chart. The critically acclaimed How Can We Be Silent further claimed the No. 40 position on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

BarlowGirl’s music is additionally becoming a favorite among cell phone users as the group offers customizable ringtones to fans through UrTone. The UrTone platform, available at and, provides fans the unique opportunity to customize their own ringtones from all songs listed in the BarlowGirl catalog

Read our review of How Can We Be Silent here.
Read our interview with Barlowgirl here.