Artist News June 16, 2015

You might want to read the fine print before purchasing items at upcoming Colton Dixon and David Crowder concerts. Recently David posted a picture of sale flyer at a nearby store. It featured an item that had been marked down by a whopping one-cent, from $149 to 148.99. That prompted Colton to tweet: we should start doing that for Merch items.

Jimmy Needham was looking for a good samaritan earlier this week. Jimmy tweeted: my wife and daughters are stranded with a broken down van in Prescott, Arkansas. Looking for someone in Little Rock, Arkansas to pick up par and drive part to them tonight so they can get back on road.

Mercyme’s Mike Scheuchzer this week received what he described as the best birthday gift ever. It was a bed spread emblazoned with the face of artist Dave Grohl.

The 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert will take place at Moonlight Beach in California on Saturday, July 11. According to New Release Tuesday, Switchfoot, NeedToBreathe, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors and Colony House will perform at the concert. This year, the surf contest/concert will be streamed online, allowing viewers around the world to tune in and catch the Bro-Am action live. The 2015 events will benefit the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation, which the members of Switchfoot recently created to continue their mission of giving back to the local community through music, surfing, and youth development programs.

The latest CD from UK worship leader Matt Redman is now available. The live worship album Unbroken Praise was recorded in the UK several months ago. It officially releases across the USA today.

In celebration of the new album from Hillsong United, the web site Today’s Christian Music is giving you the chance to win a trip for two to the home of the Empire State Building, New York City. One winner and their guest will win round trip airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel and two Main Deck and Top Deck Express passes to the Empire State Building. The giveaway runs through early July in celebration of Hillsong United’s new album Empires. You can register daily by clicking on the link at

How do you determine God’s will for your life? This may be the most important question confronting you as a Christian, for therein lies the key to obedience. You can hardly obey God if you are hazy about His leadership in your daily experience. But how can His divine purposes be known absolutely? Find out more from Dr. James Dobson by downloading his free PDF titled Interpreting God’s Will. Click on the link at

Moriah Peters says an air plane has become her new home. She and her band have been jet setting for the past four days, traveling from Minnesota to Florida to North Carolina.

Third Day’s Mac Powell needs your help. He tweeted: I need help getting the word out about my country shows this week. Mac will be in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma playing some solo shows.

Jamie Grace had an ulterior motive for a recent concert in Houston. She tweeted: why did we play in Texas this weekend? Cause Grandma only turns 70 once. We head to Houston after a lovely evening celebrating with our Grandma, Papa Lee and countless cousins, aunts, uncles and new friends.

The members of for King and Country would like to facetime with you. They will be playing five songs on Fox and Friends this Friday and if you help them spread the word you will be entered in a drawing to facetime with the Aussie band. Simply retweeted the announcement about their appearance to be entered in the drawing.

Passion Conferences this week announced the lineup that will be joining Louie Giglio for Passion 2016 and it looks like the entire team is planning to be there. Featured will be Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, and more. The weekend event will take place simultaneously at three locations in Atlanta and Houston.

Steven Curtis Chapman’s debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC is one he won’t soon forget. The longtime Christian artist played in front of a full house, selling out the Kennedy Center during his first visit to the well known concert hall.

Brandon Heath and Matt Maher put their mark on a music icon this week. The two artists were playing with Third Day at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and signed the legendary tunnel under the venue.

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