Crystal Lewis’ Second Act

With a voice as big as Whitney or Mariah, Dove Award-winning vocalist Crystal Lewis was synonymous with Christian music in the ’90s, producing a string of radio hits, including “God’s Been Good to Me,” “Beauty from Ashes” and “People Get Ready… Jesus Is Comin’.” However, as the decade of Christian music’s heyday closed, and technology […]

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10 New Christmas Albums To Make Your Holidays Merry & Bright

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and these 10 brand-new releases will provide the perfect soundtrack to all your tree trimming, gift wrapping, card writing and cookie baking in anticipation of December 25. 1. MercyMe, MercyMe, It’s Christmas! (FairTrade Services) Back with their follow-up to 2005’s critically-acclaimed The Christmas Sessions, MercyMe returns a […]

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UP Celebrates The Roots of Gospel Music

UP was on-hand at the seventh annual “Evolution of Gospel” celebration at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The annual event commemorated the month of September as Gospel Music Heritage Month (GMHM) and featured inspiration, foot-stomping performances and special tributes. This year’s honorees included: civil right leader and founder of […]

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Tree63’s 7-Year Journey to Their New Album “Land”

It can take years for a message in a bottle, thrown out to sea, to reach a distant shore and be discovered. A journey through waves and storms, always in danger of being broken. In 2008, beloved South African rock band Tree63 quietly bowed out after releasing six studio albums since they’d formed in 1996. […]

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Fireflight Turns 15, Stays Faithful Amidst A Flurry of Changes

Fifteen years sure have flown by for faith-based modern rockers Fireflight, who may have first begun as a relatively obscure Florida-bred band, but have since scored a Grammy nomination, nine chart-topping singles, sold nearly 400,000 albums and amassed an extraordinary 13 million views on VEVO. It’s no wonder why members have taken even more control […]

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Carrie Underwood: Living Proof that Dreams Come True

Carrie Underwood is living proof reality can sometimes exceed your wildest dreams.  The small town girl from Checotah, Oklahoma had never even been on a plane until she left home to compete on the fourth season of American Idol, which premiered in January 2005. ‘I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I auditioned for […]

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