Red Hen Records has announced a Country Gospel record label, 65/40 Records. Popular singer/songwriter Victoria Bowlin has signed an exclusive recording agreement with them.
Corey Voss may be a new name to some Christian music listeners, but he’s quietly been honing his skills for years, working with some of the industry’s finest songwriters. And many of them now share co-writing credit on his first LP, Songs Of Heaven & Earth "It reminded me of that theme and that word I’d been given a long time ago,” he reflects, “and so it felt as though I’d come full circle.”
BEC Worship, a new imprint of BEC Recordings, announces the new signing of River Valley Worship. Kicking off 2018 with a declaration song, River Valley Worship recently released World Needs Jesus. “Unfortunately this song will always be relevant," said River Valley Worship leader Ryan Williams. "We live in a broken world that will always need an anthem to rise above the brokenness. 'World Needs Jesus' has reminded me that my worship and my world don’t run along separate lines, but they need to intersect. Let’s be brave enough to sing about the darkness and sing that dark straight to the light of Jesus.” This new single is the debut song from Million Lifetimes releasing March 2.
Blacksmoke Music has signed singer-songwriter, James Johnson, to an exclusive multi-album recording agreement. The first radio single, God Will, is an up-tempo song of encouragement with an R&B flavor. “I’m excited about James Johnson,” Douglas says. “He’s an awesome performer and he has an encouraging message and ministry that’s perfect for these rough times.” He hails from Maryland where his father is the pastor of The Mount Zion COGIC Church in East Baltimore. He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, prior to matriculating at The Peabody Conservatory and Virginia State University.
Southern quartet Old Time Preachers will be featured on Sirius XM Channel 65 on Saturday at Noon, Sunday at 10am, Tuesday at 11pm and next Wednesday at 6pm (all times EST) spotlighting their album, The Old Time Way.
Hip Hop trio Beautiful Eulogy recently announced a string of tour dates for this month, but in an email that went out last week, it appears these January tour dates may be the group's final ones as well. The email announced a specific local tour date to recipients and then added: "This will be our last official tour as Beautiful Eulogy, so if you were planning on coming out to a show, this would be the time to make it happen."