Artist News June 29, 2015

Tenth Avenue North Front man Mike Donehey has released a blog sharing his thoughts on the Supreme Court ruling on marriage late last week. Titled “To Hear or Be Heard”, the blog shares Mike’s thoughts on the impact of the ruling nation wide and also his personal response. Read the blog by clicking on the link at

Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly is out with a two minute response to the Supreme Court Marriage Decision. Focus on the Family will also address the decision on their Monday broadcast. But in the mean time you can check out what Jim Daly has to say by clicking on the link at

Revive Our Hearts’ Nancy Leigh Demoss was in the midst of a live recording session when she learned of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize “same-sex marriage.” In response, Nancy took a break from her recording to share her thoughts on the decision and remind us that heaven still rules. Watch the video by clicking on the link at

Many Christian leaders have signed a declaration on marriage in response to the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. The declaration says: As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. It adds: The Bible clearly teaches the enduring truth that marriage consists of one man and one woman. Read the entire declaration by clicking on the link at

Newsboys member Duncan Phillips is an American transplant but that doesn’t diminish his pride in the American flag. The native Australian shared a picture of the flag this week along with the tweet: Love walking into a truck stop and seeing this proudly displayed on the dining room wall!

Show Hope, the adoption organization began by Steven Curtis Chapman, needs 1.1 million diapers. The organization that works with adoptive parents here in the USA also helps meet the needs of orphans with special needs in China. Officials say that requires 1.1 million diapers every year, at a cost of $300,000. Now they are asking for help in purchasing all of those diapers. Check out more on the Show Hope Diaper fund by clicking on the link at

Natalie Grant is asking for prayer for her drummer. She shared over the weekend: We are in rehearsal and my drummer received a call that one of his dearest friend was killed in a car crash. Please pray for family of Jamilyn

Mercyme’s Mike Scheuchzer is a new, unofficial spokesman for Gabby Burgers. Mike tweeted over the weekend: May have just had the best burger in my life… Ever…Thanks Gabbys burgers! It was incredible!

Casting Crowns’ Jaun Devevo says he was acting like some sort of caveman heathen over the weekend. He tweeted that he was actually having to take pictures with the front facing camera on his phone.

Ellie Holcomb was enjoying some time at home over the weekend. She shared a picture of her daughter enjoying some time in their wading pool along with the caption: Grateful for a season of slowing down, for Saturday’s at home, & for the constant love of Jesus through our struggles, our busy, and our slow.  Also, praise for baby pools helping us beat the heat.

TobyMac’s new CD This Is Not A Test will officially available on August 7. But right now you can pre-order either the vinyl or CD versions of the album. The new studio album from TobyMac features the song ‘Beyond Me.’

Family Force 5 has announced the release date for their upcoming remix album. Time Still Stands is scheduled for release on November 6.

Francesca Battistelli’s song Holy Spirit climbed to number one on five different music charts over the weekend. Word Records announced that the song, from Francesca’s 2014 album If We’re Honest, hit number 1 on five charts simultaneously just 13 weeks after it’s release. In response, Francesca shared: “I’m truly in awe of what God is doing through this song.” “The cry of my heart is for His presence to saturate my life, and it’s beautiful to share that prayer with so many others who want more of Him.

Worship leader Christy Nockels is out with another song on the Worship Together web site. The latest feature is her song My Anchor. At the site Christy is giving away lyric and chord charts and also has recorded a video talking about the new song. Access all three by clicking on the link at
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