Category : Spirit Music Update

Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave launches a new podcast

Plus Hillsong Young & Free en Espanol and a new album from Remedy Drive…

Big Daddy Weave frontman Mike Weaver has launched a new podcast titled In Pursuit with Mike Weaver. Mike is traveling the country in an RV in pursuit of inspirational stories, and two episodes have been released so far.

Hillsong Young & Free’s first Spanish-language EP Todos Mis Mejores Amigos is now available worldwide, which features the single, “Indescribable,” an exciting collaboration featuring Mexican worship band Un Corazón and the rapper of Mexican roots, Raúl García, also known as WHATUPRG.

Remedy Drive has a new album releasing on January 29. Imago Amor (“the image of love”) follows 2014’s Commodity and 2018’s The North Star as the third volume in a trilogy designed to shine a light on slavery and to amplify the voices of those impacted by human trafficking and injustice.



NEEDTOBREATHE to record a live album

Plus Phil Joel goes solo and Jon Foreman announces a new EP…

NEEDTOBREATHE has announced the release of a brand new live album, Live From The Woods Vol. 2, on April 16, 2021. The band has welcomed fans to witness the live recording of the album during two socially distanced outdoor concerts at the famed venue The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on March 13th and 14th.

Newsboys band member Phil Joel is set for a highly anticipated return to the solo spotlight with Better Than I Found It on January 22. The six-song EP was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Joel in his home studio during last year’s quarantine.

Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman announced a brand new album, titled Departures, for release independently on February 12, 2021. Foreman has released the pre-order for the 16-track album, with 3 brand new singles available immediately.


Casting Crowns

Mark Hall’s devotional plan Starts Right Here

Plus Sidewalk Prophets announces live stream shows and Joel Vaughn releases Louder Than The Lies…

Mark Hall from Casting Crowns has posted a new 6-day devotional on called the Start Right Here Devo. It digs into biblical truth related to the band’s latest single, “Start Right Here.”

Sidewalk Prophets have launched ticket sales for their Reasons For Joy Tour live stream event, which will happen from February 17th-27th.

Joel Vaughn just released his new Louder Than The Lies EP, and he stopped by the #CCMmag Cafe to perform an exclusive acoustic performance of the first single, “Already Done.”



Switchfoot livestreams for Christmas

Plus for KING & COUNTRY shares highlights of their Drummer Boy Drive-Ins and TobyMac offers a holiday discount…

Switchfoot is keeping their Christmas livestream up until the end of the year so they can keep the holiday vibes strong! Get the replay now on their website.

for KING & COUNTRY held the Drummer Boy Christmas – Live in Concert streaming event earlier this month, which garnered over ONE MILLION views. To see the night’s biggest moments, check out the highlight reel online.

TobyMac is offering holiday discounts on his Hits Deep Tour 2021 dates through Jan. 5th. The tour next year will feature socially distanced seating.


Matthew West

Matthew West is hosting a Christmas festival

Plus a new Christmas album from CHRISTAFARI and you’re invited to the Newsboys’ Christmas party…

Matthew West is throwing an at-home festival to spread some holiday cheer, featuring his band and the whole West family on December 18th and 19th. It will include music, fun holiday skits and a few surprises along the way.

CHRISTAFARI has released their latest studio album, Reggae Christmas 2: Reason For The Season. The 16-track album features guest appearances by Michael Tait, Papa San, DJ Nicholas, Ben Calhoun, and many more.

Newsboys are hosting a Tacky Christmas Sweater Virtual Party on the evening of December 19th. It will be an evening of Christmas cheer, music, fellowship, surprises, and of course… Christmas sweaters!



for KING & COUNTRY to perform on Good Morning America

Plus Casting Crowns gets the Gold Button and MercyMe releases “Say I Won’t”…

for KING & COUNTRY will be making two special holiday appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America. The duo will be performing their rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” on Christmas Day, and will be performing their No. 1 hit “joy.” on New Year’s Day.

Casting Crowns has been recognized with the rare honor of surpassing more than one million subscribers with the YouTube Gold Button Award.

MercyMe has debuted their new single, “Say I Won’t”, after being named Billboard’s Top Christian Artist of the 2010s. Fox News exclusively premiered the track’s music video.


Matt Redman

Matt Redman releases an acoustic EP

Plus dc Talk celebrates the Jesus Freak anniversary and Colton Dixon performs for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony…

Matt Redman has released the Let There Be Wonder (Acoustic) EP with Integrity Music. The project features six songs including the title track “Let There Be Wonder,” “We Praise You,” and a new rendition of his song “Blessed Be Your Name.”

TobyMac and the rest of the best-selling group in the history of Contemporary Christian Music, DC Talk, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their double-platinum album, Jesus Freak with a collection of releases, contests, and more.

Colton Dixon made a repeat performance at the 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, singing a new track, his version of “Let It Snow.”


Matthew West

Matthew West makes a Thanksgiving song

Plus for KING & COUNTRY tours drive-ins for Christmas and Hillsong Young & Free offers new merch…

Matthew West shared a Thanksgiving tune and music video featuring his family that you do not want to miss this holiday season. “Gobble, Gobble” is available now on YouTube.

for KING & COUNTRY is embarking on A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour. The tour supports Salvation Army along with their Rescue Christmas initiative, and will see for KING & COUNTRY performing safe, socially distanced concerts under the stars.

Hillsong Young & Free have some brand new merch bundles posted on their online store, including t-shirts, crew necks, hats, and more!



NEEDTOBREATHE sings around a campfire

Plus Joel Vaughn releases Louder Than Lies and Newsboys performs That’s How You Change The World…

NEEDTOBREATHE has released an official music video for “Banks”, off their critically acclaimed new album Out Of Body. The video is directed by Chris Phelps and features the band performing the song around a campfire.

Joel Vaughn returns with Louder Than The Lies, which is available now. The four-track collection was produced by Vaughn, along with Christian Hale and Micah Kuiper. In addition, the set includes two bonus videos.

Newsboys have released the official Warehouse Sessions performance video of “That’s How You Change The World,” recorded in Franklin, Tennessee in June.



for KING & COUNTRY wins at the Doves

Plus Building 429 announces a Christmas project and Tenth Avenue North goes acoustic for the people…

The 51st Annual GMA Dove Award winners were announced, and the night’s biggest award went to for KING & COUNTRY for Artist Of The Year.

Building 429 will release their new Christmas project, Hope Is Here, on November 20th. Continuing the band’s tradition of delivering big songs with big emotion, the three-song EP offers a full choir and orchestra.

Tenth Avenue North is releasing their last offering as a band with newly recorded versions of their hits over the last two decades. The album, Unplugged For The People (The Acoustic Greatest Hits), is available now and features 10 of the band’s greatest hits and fan favorites.