Jeremy Camp's 9th studio album, The Answer is out now. With his headlining tour receiving an overwhelming response from the fans, Camp, his band, and the entire crew are feeling it too. Last week he shared this message on Instagram, "I'm kind of speechless. I don't think I've experienced something quite like that...the whole night the different things the Lord was doing. This is what we prayed for! The response of the hunger for spiritual things, we are just stting back and going, 'Alright Lord, just keep doing it....Wow. Thank you Lord!" See his entire message by clicking here.
Hannah Kerr will release her holiday EP, Emmanuel, a six-song project October 20. Emmanuel includes seasonal favorites such as "White Christmas," "O Come O Come Emmanuel," "Breath of Heaven," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and two original songs - "Emmanuel" co-written by Kerr, Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, and "Christmas Eve in Bethlehem," which she wrote with Jason Earley. Looking forward to sharing new music, Kerr says, "I'm so excited to release this EP! Christmas is my favorite holiday and always such a good reminder of the nearness of our Savior. I hope these songs bring peace and joy to everyone who listens to them. I'm praying that we will all be reminded of Emmanuel--our God who was with us on that first Christmas in Bethlehem, and who is with us now."
Audrey Assad released the first single from her third independent album and first new album of all new songs in four years, Evergreen. The song, Deliverer, was written, produced and engineered by Assad and Bryan Brown. Releasing February 23, Evergreen stems from a season of renewed creativity for Assad. Forging through the flames of personal pain in the deepest corners of her broken heart, new songs of rebirth, identity, the rebuilding of trust and discovery of joy and love have taken shape. “I grew up with some rather terrible and terrifying ideas about who God was. Mostly, I believed that God only loved me because Jesus stepped in between us and God couldn’t see me anymore—this contributed to many years of a tormented and broken-down relationship with God, based mostly in fear and shame,” reveals Assad. “Imagine the deep healing that took place when I came to recognize that Jesus came not to defend us from God, but to display in His life, death and resurrection exactly who God has always been. Jesus is often called ‘Immanuel,’ which means ‘God with us.’ When I looked at the ruins in my heart, I found Him there ‘preaching His gospel to the poor,’” Assad continues, quoting Thomas Merton and lyrics to “Deliverer.” “He had been with me and within me all along, delivering me not from God, but from my own inner death.”
Gene Watson releases his traditional country project, My Gospel Roots, December 8. “This record really goes back to my roots of being in that little church and singin’ hymns. We had nothing but love, family and prayer back then, so I wanted to honor those traditions with this album,” Watson said. Watson includes songs from all different generations on his new record including Old Roman Soldier, the first single releasing to Christian radio stations. “I’d never heard a Gospel song written from the point of view of the Roman soldier who placed Jesus on the cross. This song is true Country Gospel in the way it delivers a strong Christian message with such a visual story type setting.”