ROCKETOWN RECORDS SIGNS NEW ORLEANS NATIVE JAKE SMITH

ROCKETOWN RECORDS SIGNS NEW ORLEANS NATIVE JAKE SMITH
Artist’s debut project, Real, scheduled for July 31 release

Hailing from the jazz and blues-influenced culture of southern Louisiana, New Orleans native Jake Smith recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Rocketown Records. His debut CD, Real, is scheduled for a July 31, 2007 release. [Read more...]

JARS OF CLAY KICKS OFF HARD-WORKING 2007 WITH SPRING TOUR

JARS OF CLAY KICKS OFF HARD-WORKING 2007 WITH SPRING TOUR
jarsofclaygoodmonsters.jpgSpring Shows Highlight “Good Monsters” Project,

Features NEEDTOBREATHE and Burlap To Cashmere

After wrapping up a successful, acclaim-filled 2006, which featured the release of the much-heralded album Good Monsters, multi-Platinum selling, multi-GRAMMY Award winning band Jars of Clay prepares to launch an ambitious spring schedule of

shows throughout the United States and Canada, featuring special guests NEEDTOBREATHE and Burlap to Cashmere.

Reflecting on the band’s time on the road in the fall of ’06, Jars of Clay’s Dan Haseltine said, “It was great getting to play our new songs on the road, but I think my favorite part about touring is being able to reconnect with and make new fans.”

Few bands in America could challenge NEEDTOBREATHE’s sheer number of miles logged and shows played in 2006, with their own year-long club tour interlaced with shows opening for artists such as Train, Collective Soul, Cowboy Mouth and Edwin McCain. The South Carolina-based quartet’s debut record Daylight has garnered fans from all corners of the country, and the band will spend their spring bringing their high-energy rock to Jars of Clay’s fans before hitting the studio hard for a late ‘07 release.

Steven Delopoulus and John Philippides comprise the core of Burlap to Cashmere, the Brooklyn-based folk-rock outfit that arrived with a splash with their major label debut Anybody Out There? Now performing as an acoustic duo, Delopoulus and Philippides, cousins offstage as well as musical partners on, bring BtC’s dynamic sound to Jars of Clay’s spring tour. [Read more...]

WINTER JAM 2007

WINTER JAM 2007: “SUPER BOWL” OF CHRISTIAN EVENTS LAUNCHES THIS WEEKENDJeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian music reviews

Steven Curtis Chapman and Jeremy Camp Headline Tour Spectacular

Source: Nashville January 10, 2007 –For Christian music’s top concert promoter, Premier Productions, January means Winter Jam and the opportunity this year to top 2006 records of more than a quarter million attendance to the spectacular annual event presentation that will reach more than 30 markets nationally beginning this Friday, January 12th. [Read more...]

Fireflight Healing of Harms Album Review

FireFlight Healing of Harms Album ReviewFireflight, the hard rock outfit from Flicker Records, comes from Eustis, Florida, just outside Orlando.  Fireflight has unleashed their national debut album The Healing of Harms. The lead-singer Dawn Richardson’s voice is quite good and really makes this album great. Along with the great vocals, it has a good sound, and some powerful lyrics.

With albums like this Fireflight will make an impact on the music world.

At first I wasn’t too excited about another girl rock band, but Dawn and the rest of the group won me over.  Fireflight sounds a lot like a female-fronted rock band that falls between the harder style of Flyleaf, Evanescence, possibly The Benjamin Gate, and the more pop friendly sound of Inhabited, BarlowGirl, and one of my favorites Plumb.

This album by Fireflight is a great album, great lyrics, and a nice new sound. There’s only one thing wrong with this cd, it’s too short(around 36 minutes). Other than that it’s awesome. These guys and gals rock! Very fresh and heavy beats, with great lyrics. One of the best new acts of the year without question.

 

GRITS Receives Grammy Nomination

New York, NY – January 11, 2006- Gotee Records group GRITS has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rock Gospel Album category. The 48th annual Grammy Awards will be held on Wednesday February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The group had a very busy year having 10 #1 Christian hip hop singles, Dichotomy A/B selling nearly 120,000 copies, sharing the stage with Outkast and Jay-Z, receiving a Billboard Video Award, 4 Dove Award’s (Christian Grammy), and most impressively their Dichotomy B album is up for Best Rock Gospel Album of the Year at this year’s GRAMMY AWARDS.

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Grits has been recognized by such media as The Source, XXL, SPIN, VIBE and many more. There songs have been featured on MTV Cribs, The Real World, Pimp My Ride, Made, Boston Public, Kevin Hill as well as such feature films as “Something’s Gotta Give” and “The Perfect Man.”

This year was great for Grits and this Grammy nomination has sprung them into a whole new stratosphere. The sky seems to be the limit for this group and we can only wait and see what they do next.

Good job Grits!