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FEBRUARY 2019

Rick Lee James

Thunder Album Release

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Thunder, the new album by Rick Lee James, features original music, classic hymns re-imagined, and a never released song by Rich Mullins.

TOUR DETAILS

  • Limited dates available in February (Seeking 8-10 cities).
  • Venues will need to provide sound and a small amount of lighting for atmosphere.
  • The evening will feature new songs from the album Thunder and other Rick Lee James favorites such as “The Invitation” and “Christ Is Lord (Christ Before Me)”.
  • The 13 track album Thunder is slated to release February 8th, 2019
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The News Can Finally Be Shared:

I am so pleased to announce I am now part of the Breedlove artists roster!

Find out more at https://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitar-artists/rick-lee-james

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #294: Mike Harland and his new book Worship Essentials

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My guest this week on Voices In My Head is Mike Harland. For most of his life, Mike has led churches in worship leadership roles. Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of Worship at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author, Dove Award winning songwriter, and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. His blog and podcast, “WorshipLife” is followed by pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians around the world.

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Mike Harland’s latest book, Worship Essentials, released on November 1st.

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Find the Advent Hymn on my album – Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #293: ‘Courage, Dear Heart’ Author, Rebecca K. Reynolds

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Rebecca Reynolds is a humanities instructor in a classical Christian school. Rebecca is the lyricist for Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station. She also writes for award-winning music artist Andrew Peterson’s website, The Rabbit Room and sister website Story Warren. She has been a featured speaker at their annual national gatherings Hutchmoot and Inkwell. Her new book is “Courage, Dear Heart: Letters To A Weary World”.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #292: A Purposed Heart with Dr. Craig Gilbert

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Craig Gilbert is a life-long Christian and musician. He first sang in church at the age of 4 with his family and has been playing music in church ever since. He also benefits from a prolific career singing and playing outside of the church in classical music ensembles and choirs as well as singing, arranging, and playing multiple instruments in bands of a variety of styles. Craig is passionate about bringing the arts before God in worship in a way that allows congregations to not only participate, but to also engage with God in worship through the arts. Craig is not a musician who happens to play in church but a true worship pastor who uses the arts to reach others for Christ. 

Dr. Gilbert is an expert in worship design and in leading worship in multi style churches of all sizes. He specializes in teaching congregations about worship and training leaders how to design and lead worship that is congregation friendly. After serving in worship and arts leadership in five churches of different congregational sizes with over seven different senior pastors, eight associate pastors (including a time as an assistant pastor himself), various worship styles and formats, time constraints, etc. Dr. Gilbert is well versed in the problems and issues with worship in today’s church. 

His professional training includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Master’s Degree in Conducting, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies. He has provided professional consulting services in music team development, worship design, and congregational participation for several churches and conferences.

 

To find out more about Craig Gilbert and the services he can offer your local church visit these links:

www.purposedheartministries.com

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 2, 2018

LEGENDARY RECORDING ARTIST RUSS TAFF RELEASES

FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, BELIEVE, TODAY

Billboard, CBN, TBN, Charisma, More Highlight Album,

Documentary Featured In 700-Plus Theaters

Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Russ Taff releases his debut praise and worship album, Believe, today (Nov. 2) from Sweetwater Studios, a division of Sweetwater Sound, and with global distribution from The Fuel Music. The album is available now at physical and digital retailers everywhere, and through the link https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/RUSSTAFFBELIEVE.

His first new album in over seven years, the full-circle, 12-song project produced by Phil Naish and Mark Hornsby features new recordings of the hits for which Taff is best-loved, including classics “We Will Stand” and the lead single “I Still Believe,” with the latter song taking on a whole new meaning for the artist. “It meant the world to me back when I was struggling trying to find my way and I was screaming at the sky, but today it’s a joyous anthem. I’m up here singing again for Jesus. I survived.”

Believe also features Taff’s signature vocals on worship favorites like “Your Love Never Fails,” “No Longer Slaves,” “Be Still My Soul” and “Same Power” alongside “Don’t Try So Hard” with multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant, “Isn’t The Name” with strings recorded at the legendary studio, Abbey Road, and “I Am” with three-time GRAMMY® nominee David Crowder.

“Russ Taff is a legend! His music has filled my ears for a long time,” says Crowder. “Standing and singing ‘I AM holding onto you in the middle of the storm’ alongside Russ is one of life’s greatest memories. Thanks for the gift man!”

Russ Taff is pictured with David Crowder while at Sweetwater Studios for the recording of “I Am” featured on Taff’s new album, Believe.

Russ and Tori Taff are pictured with Gov. Mike Huckabee on the set of “Huckabee,” where the couple was featured Oct. 27.

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Featured recently on Billboard, TBN’s “Huckabee,” CBN’s “The 700 Club,” Charisma and many more media outlets internationally, Taff has devoted his life to sharing the gospel. In a career filled with great music, this landmark album spotlights not only his incredible voice, but the heart behind it.

“I want to remind people that he’s God. We can trust him,” Taff shares. “We can take our cares and lay them at his feet, and he will take them. We’re not fighting alone. He cares about every aspect of our lives. When I’m troubled, I just get off by myself and I sing worship songs just to him. After a little bit, I start feeling better because I feel Him. I’m reminded that he’s there. No matter what I’m walking through, he’s always there.”

Released just prior to his new album, the feature-length “Russ Taff: I Still Believe” documentary premiered in over 700 theaters nationally for one-night only event Oct. 30. The film chronicles his musical journey and behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism, the childhood trauma he suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father and abusive mother, the undying, 42-year love story with his wife Tori, and his ultimate embrace of God’s healing and restoration.

Featuring such legendary artists and entertainers as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, MercyMe’s Bart Millard, Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Bill Gaither, Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce, theater audiences also had the opportunity to view a special acoustic performance by Taff and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning Steven Curtis Chapman immediately following the film.

For more Russ Taff, Believe album and documentary news, go to www.russtaff.com, www.russtaffmovie.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Russ Taff:

Hailed by Billboard magazine as “the single most electrifying voice in Christian music,” Russ Taff has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards and 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame an unprecedented three times—as a soloist, as well as a member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Band—Taff is also a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Walk of Fame. He has recorded 11 solo albums to date, including industry benchmarks Medals (1985), Russ Taff (1987) and Under Their Influence (1991). From rock giants Kings of Leon to Millard, Tait and many others, Taff’s influence is felt throughout the music world.

About Sweetwater Studios:

Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. With renowned staff producer Mark Hornsby at the helm, who has worked on many Grammy and Dove-award winning albums, Sweetwater Studios also has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians. For more information on Sweetwater Studios, please visit http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com.

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #291: Greg LaFollette and Songs of Common Prayer

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Greg Lafollette has been involved in over 100 records in his career. Between the studio and touring, he has worked with Andrew Peterson, Audrey Assad, Waterdeep, Sara Groves, Matthew Perryman Jones, Erin McCarley, Katie Herzig, Andrew Belle and many others. He has had multiple placements in international advertising campaigns with his band Trouvere, and has written and co-written many songs that have appeared on others’ records.

His latest project, Songs of Common Prayer, an album whose lyrics are taken from (or inspired by) the Book of Common Prayer.

Greg LaFollette’s Web Site: https://greglafollette.com/music

Greg LaFollette on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0QqdRkCRdePCFggzWYvCuT

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #290: Tripp Fuller and the Road To Edmond

This week we welcome guest Tripp Fuller to Voices In My Head.

Tripp the founder and host of the #1 theology podcast, Homebrewed Christianity. As an author, speaker, podcaster, and professional theologian he is committed to bringing the best resources from the academy to the church so we can brew a more robust faith today. Tripp is also the star and co-writer of the new film, The Road To Edmond. (http://theroadtoedmond.com/)

 

The following is a Synopsis of The Road To Edmond from IMDB.com

Cleo loves his life as a youth pastor in suburban Denver, but his genuine support for a teenage girl has put his job in jeopardy. When the church’s Elder Board becomes aware of the situation, he’s asked to take two weeks off to consider his actions and the impact on his role in ministry. Distraught by the arrival of this news via email, Cleo grabs a backpack and bike to hit the road and figure out what’s really true. His journey takes a turn toward Edmond, Oklahoma, when he hitches a ride from a mysterious traveler named Larry and his dead father. Larry’s intense skepticism along with a string of peculiar signs causes Cleo to question more than his relationship with the teen…he questions the very existence of Love.

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