Amy Grant

  • Amy Grant debuted her brand-new music video for “Better Than A Hallelujah” this week on the Ladies Home Journal website. LHJ.com also ran an exclusive interview with Grant.
  • Sandi Patty announced that she will release a new album and a new book, both titled The Edge of the Divine from Stylos Records and Thomas Nelson Publishers, respectively. Both release in August. The album features a duet with Heather Payne, one of the original members of Point of Grace, called “When Life Gets Broken.”
  • Pop/punk act Eleventyseven is offering fans free music and a chance to win $25,000 in cash thorough a back-to-school promotion with Five Star notebooks. Visit www.FiveStarMusicInsider.com for details.
  • Popular teen trio pureNRG released its sixth and final album, Graduation: The Best of pureNRG (Fervent). The album is a CD/DVD compilation of the group’s hits, selected by fans through a voting process that took place on the group’s website. It also features two new songs.
  • Echoing Angels recently inked a deal with Entertainment One Music, formerly E1 Entertainment. The band is currently in the studio working on its sophomore album, slated to hit stores in February 2011.
  • Save The City Records announced the line-up for an exclusive Christian Music event held at The Experience Music Project (EMP), located beneath the iconic Space Needle in downtown Seattle. The event will take place Friday, July 30 and will feature Mr. Talkbox (He’s worked with everyone from tobyMac to NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.), Rachael Lampa, Kevin “KT” Thornton (Color Me Badd) and popular rapper Benjiman.
  • Fervent Records announced the release date for the debut from Chris August, a singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas and a self-taught pianist, guitarist and producer who’s worked with everyone from Ashlee Simpson and Ryan Cabrera to Brian McKnight. No Far Away (Fervent) releases Aug. 24.
  • Michael W. Smith will release a new project, Wonder (Reunion), this fall. The 12-track album will use brand-new “CLASP” technology for sonic richness, the first of its kind, and is said to be the “most powerful and personal” of his career.
  • newboys‘ 15th studio project, Born Again (Inpop) released to the highest street week numbers of the band’s career, making Born Again the 2nd highest Christian artist debut on Billboard‘s Top 200. Read more about the band’s milestone here.
  • Worship band Esterlyn will release a new album, titled Call Out (VSR), July 27. Paramore‘s Jon Howard was one of three producers on the album. The eight-song project will have a price point of only $5 upon release.
  • Steven Curtis Chapman will kick off NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 by singing the National Anthem Sunday, July 25th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The anthem will be broadcast live on ESPN at 1 p.m. EST just prior to the start of the race.
  • Anthony Evans recently met former President George W. Bush and former NFL coach Tony Dungy. Evans performed at a “No More Excuses” men’s Conference for 1,500 attendees, where Bush and Dungy were keynote speakers.
  • Following the success of their 25th Anniversary World Tour earlier this year, legendary rock band Stryer is back in the studio working on their upcoming album, The Covering (Big3/Sony), tenatively slated to release Oct. 13. Fans can preview songs from the album by following lead singer Michael Sweet on Twitter.
  • When fans pre-order a copy of Disciple‘s new record, Horseshoes & Handgrenades (INO), they will automatically get a free download of the entire album. Visit www.disciplerocks.com for more details.