...Jars of Clay are celebrating their 20th anniversary together, and their new album “Inland” is already available in stores and online. They have a new music video for the single “Fall Asleep,” plus lyric videos for the songs “After The Fight” and the title song of the album, “Inland.” You can find those videos now on the “Features” page.
...There is some great new music hitting stores soon! This Tuesday you can get Thousand Foot Krutch’s new one called “Oxygen/Inhale”. On September 9, Jonathan Thulin releases “Science Fiction”, and September 16 watch for For King & Country’s “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong” plus “Between the Stars” from Flyleaf, “Need you Now – The Deluxe Edition” from Plumb, Big Daddy Weave’s “Live” album and Mandisa’s “Get Up – The remixes”. Thanks to New Release Tuesday for the updates!
...Disney’s Night of Joy is happening at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Friday & Saturday September 5-6. This year’s artists include Sonrise artists Matthew West, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, MercyMe and several others. Find out more here.
...The Extreme Winter Conferences are coming in December, featuring Newsboys, Switchfoot, Matthew West, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Newsong, and Rush of Fools. The conferences are in Branson, MO December 27-29; Gatlinburg, TN December 27-29 and 29-31; and then Gatlinburg again December 31 – January 2. Your tickets include two nights lodging plus three days of the conference lineup. Along with the music at Extreme Conferences, you can check out the fun in and around the areas like skiing, Amusement Parks, Aquariums, Outlet Shopping, and more. There’s also a special Ski package available for Xtreme Attendees at Ober Gatlinburg. These conferences sell out quickly so register early here.
...TobyMac has announced the "Worship, Stories & Songs Tour," which kicks off in November with Matt Maher and Ryan Stevenson. The tour will be a lot different from the other TobyMac shows you’ve might have seen. He’s known for the flashy presentations but this time it’s an intimate, more personal “storyteller's night" where Toby will share where the songs came from. It starts in Madison, MS November 6 and will make stops in 20 cities before wrapping in Ft. Wayne, IN on December 14.
...The same weekend as Night of Joy in Orlando, Universal Studios Rock The Universe is taking place just up the street with lots of other Sonrise artists like Jeremy Camp, Third Day, Newsboys, Switchfoot, TobyMac, Love & the Outcome and more. Get all of the details here.
...Group 1 Crew has released its “FASTER” digital EP from Word Entertainment. It features special guest vocalists Moriah Peters, Jonathan Thulin and Rachel Lampa. The new recording is the first of two EP’s coming from Group 1 Crew – “STRONGER” is set to release November 4, while the double EP “FASTER/STRONGER,” which is a physical CD, will be sold exclusively at retail through Family Christian Stores starting Sept. 16. Word has it that there’s another full-length recording coming from Group 1 Crew in the spring of next year! You can find them on the Beautiful Offerings Tour September 1through November 30 with Big Daddy Weave, Chris August, and Dara Maclean.
...If you didn’t get a chance to see Switchfoot’s film “Fading West” when it first came out, now you can see if on Netflix.