Planetshakers ‘Christmas Vol 1 EP’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 27, 2017) After 20 years of music and ministry, Planetshakers debuts its first Christmas release, optimistically titled Planetshakers Christmas Volume 1. “Hark” gives the hymn a bit of a pop refresh. In the process, it loses its reverent feel in favor of a jumble [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Casting Crowns ‘It’s Finally Christmas EP’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 28, 2017) Fear not, all ye fans of Casting Crowns! Six new tracks ye are granted this day, should ye be longing for a follow-up to Peace On Earth, released nigh on nine years ago! (Because nothing says Christmas like sprinkling KJV language into [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Marc Martel ‘The First Noel EP’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 22, 2017) Marc Martel releases The First Noel EP, a follow-up to last year’s The Silent Night EP. The album consists of six songs chosen from the traditional and the more modern favorites. Martel’s version of “Ave Maria” has a bit of a tropical [...]

By | November 24th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Sara Groves ‘Abide With Me’

Written by: Kelly Meade (11/17/17) Songstress Sara Groves lends her melodic voice to a collection of timeless hymns & favorites on her latest release, Abide With Me. “For The Beauty of the Earth” sets the tone for the album with a peaceful chorus before moving into “Fairest Lord Jesus” [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Central Music ‘Hope Rising’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 6, 2017) Just as Christ was resurrected from the dead, so hope stirs to life again in our souls when we allow ourselves to believe in His goodness. Central Music’s Hope Rising reminds us that initially placing our confidence in God revives our languishing [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Skillet ‘Unleashed Beyond’

Written by: Kelly Meade (11/11/17) When Skillet released Unleashed in August of 2016, it served as a launching pad enabling the band’s music to reach an even broader audience than previous albums. While some die-hard Panheads may have made comments on how the new music was too “mainstream” or [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Paul Baloche ‘For Unto Us: Christmas Worship Live’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 11, 2017) To celebrate the season of redemption’s promise and hope’s birth, Paul Baloche releases For Unto Us: Christmas Worship Live. Several of the tracks pair Christmas carols with worship songs for all seasons. “Hark The Herald Angels Sing/King of Heaven” has a rousing [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Tenth Avenue North ‘Decade The Halls: Vol. 1’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 9, 2017) At no time of the year is the saying “everything old is new again” more true than Christmas. Whether it’s reviving that classic toy your grandparents wrote to Santa about, or decorating the house Victorian style with popcorn garland, colorful ribbons, and [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

MARi ‘Have Yourself A MARi Little Christmas’

Written by: Laura Chambers (November 9, 2017) Looking for something to bring a little warmth to your holiday? Look no further than MARi. Five zesty Christmas songs make up her new holiday EP, Have Yourself a MARi Little Christmas. Her version of “Feliz Navidad” is carried along on a [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Lifepoint Worship ‘Mountain/Valley’

Written by: Laura Chambers (October 30, 2017) Would you rather be at the top of the mountain, sunshine on your face, raising a banner in triumph, or languishing in the shadows of the valley, wondering if you will ever reach the summit? Dumb question, I know; given a choice, [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Music, Reviews|0 Comments