Contemporary Christian Music
Contemporary Christian Music
Glory Defined: The Best of Building 429 - Building 429
The North Carolina quartet started in 2000, taking their name from Ephesians 4:29, which encourages believers to build each other up. Over the last three years, the band played more than 400 concerts and sold more than 6,000 copies of their independent project.
This Dove award-winning group exploded into the Christian music scene with one of the most successful debut radio singles ever. Now Glory Defined: The Best of Building 429 is the first-ever compilation reaching back to where it all began with the smash radio hit, "Glory Defined." This 15-track album also features radio hits like "Space In Between Us," "Fearless" and "You Carried Me," plus fan favorites "No One Else Knows" and "I Believe."
Aware - Salvador
Aware is the Eighth album released by Salvador. One of the best live bands in Christian music, Salvador's latest studio album, Aware, is their most personal project to date. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Nic Gonzales has had an eventful year, with his recent marriage to Jaci Velasquez and the birth of their first child, and it's reflected in his songwriting.
With rich sounds of horns, seamless vocals and radio-friendly hits, Aware is a continuation of Salvador's unique, one-of-a-kind blend of contemporary pop and Latin funk.
I Will Go - Starfield
Coming off their best radio success thus far in their career, with "Everything Is Beautiful" reaching the Top 5 in CHR formats, Canada's own Starfield are back again with another fantastic album that's sure to please.
With their new album, I Will Go, Starfield takes their message to the world with a global mission focus and worshipful songs that will play on AC radio as well as Sunday morning worship.
Half of the album was produced by Ed Cash.
Let There Be Praise - Sandi Patty
The memorable voice of Sandy Patty is often best heard in her powerful praise songs. It was while singing well-loved songs like, "How Majestic Is Your Name" and "Make His Praise Glorious" that Sandi Patty's soaring vocals were truly experienced on a new level. Let There Be Praise brings together her best-loved, most-requested songs and allows fans young and old to be lifted in spirit as the melodies of Let There Be Praise surround and encourage them.
Falling Forward - Sandi Patty
The audio companion to Sandi Patty's autobiographical book of the same name, FALLING FORWARD presents an uplifting collection of the beloved singer's Christian pop songs. Highlights of the set include the dramatic and redemptive title track, the horn-laden "Step Into Joy," and the gentle "You Call Me Yours," all of which display Patty's unshakable faith and clear-as-a-bell voice.
Another Time, Another Place - Avalon
From the premier vocal group in Christian music comes a stirring collection of landmark songs---performed in their own signature style! You'll love their harmony-rich renditions of favorites like "For the Sake of the Call," "El Shaddai," "Basics of Life," "People Need the Lord," "Friend of a Wounded Heart," "Thy Word," "Testify to Love," and the title track.
This Moment - Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman returns with his seventeenth album and it's packed full of top quality inspiring pop rock songs from one of the best around. This is classic Chapman all the way!
Hope '08 is an evangelistic initiative which is going to make an impact across the UK and now here is the soundtrack with 20 worship songs that point you upwards and outwards.
Hope is intended to provide churches of all shapes and sizes with a fresh opportunity to work together across their communities. The songs hope to prepare, inspire and motivate every member of the church to take part in the mission.
Kingdom of Comfort - Delirious?
Kingdom of Comfort is the seventh studio album by the British Christian rock band Delirious?
It is the first new studio album since the acclaimed 2005 release, Mission Bell, Delirious?'s Kingdom of Comfort questions everything, from cancer to consumerism, "five star" dreams to slums and poverty. It is an album that calls for sacrifice, social justice and love.
Love Out Loud - Jaci Velasquez
On the heels of the 10th year anniversary celebration of her debut platinum selling album, Heavenly Place, Jaci returned to the studio to write and record her brand new CD Love Out Loud. Love Out Loud takes the listener on a musical journey of hope, healing and love. The lyrics of the title track Love Out Loud speak of putting one's words in action to show others God's love through us.
Listen to an audio message from Jaci Velasquez:
Expect the Impossible - Stellar Kart
Stellar Kart's latest release showcases a pop/rock tour de force with an 80's arena rock flair that includes the band's most mature lyrics. This new album is intentionally themed around the topics most important to the turbulent lives of today's teenagers touching on subjects like friendship, loss, prayer and redemption. Stellar Kart is definitely blazing its own trail as one of the premier youth group bands today.
Meet the band:
From left: Cody Pellerein (guitars), Brian Calcara (bass), Adam Agee (guitar, vocals & keyboards), Jordan Messer (drums)
Stellar Kart is a Christian pop punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, USA . The band is signed to Word and released its first album in February 2005. Some of the singles from their debut album are All Gas. No Brake - including "Finish Last" and "Life Is Good" - have been played on Christian radio stations such as Air 1. Their album, We Can't Stand Sitting Down was released on July 25, 2006. The album's first single "Me and Jesus" hit #1 for 7 weeks on the Hot Christian Songs chart and won the 2007 Dove Award for "Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song".
They derived their band name from working with kids on youth camps. Their name is often abbreviated SK, as seen in the band's music videos to "Activate" and "Life is Good".
- 2007 Dove Award WINNER for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song plus three other Dove nominations including Artist of the Year
- Voted 2006's Best New Artist by readers of Campus Life's Ignite Your Faith Magazine
- Best selling New Artist of 2005 at Christian retail
- Debut album reached no.1 spot at SoundScan's Christian retail chart
How You Live - Point of Grace
Multi Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated Point Of Grace return with their first new studio release in almost three years. Their most honest and relevant project to date contains deep lyrical content with accessible themes. Living each day to the fullest, dealing with wholly loving yourself and others and honest takes on relationships at every level are just a few of the topics covered on How You Live. Point of Grace's sound is fresh and better than ever on songs such as the upbeat, mandolin-infused lead single "All The World" and the country-tinged feel of the ballad for every woman "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)." This is THE anthem album for those who have grown and matured with the women of Point of Grace over the past 14 years.
Time Again: Amy Grant Live - Amy Grant
She needs no introduction- credited as one of the first Christian artists to bridge the gap between the Christian and main steam music worlds. Amy Grant comes full circle releasing her third live project, Time Again: Amy Grant Live, weaving a retrospective journey through a lifetime's worth of her most treasured songs. She was recently awarded the prestigious Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Watch Amy Grant's live concert in DVD! Time Again: Amy Grant Live was captured during two sold out performances April 11th and 12th, 2006 at the exquisite Bass Hall in Fort Worth, TX. Weaving a retrospective journey through a lifetime's worth of her most treasured songs, Amy invited audiences into her "living room" for a live concert experience unlike any other. Bonus hit songs which are now included on the DVD version are Carry You, Lucky One, Father's Eyes, El Shaddai, Big Yellow Taxi and If These Walls Could Speak.
The Better Than Life Project
THE BETTER THAN LIFE PROJECT was conceived and produced by the prolific musician/songwriter Bebo Bharwani, featuring all his original lyrics and music. The album is highlighted by superb performances from the country's eminent artists such as Top Suzara, Jay Durias, Barbie Almalbis, Pido Lalimarmo, Noah Krishna, Chedi Fidel, Naldy Gonzales, Radah Tinsay and Mike Luis.
All the proceeds of the THE BETTER THAN LIFE PROJECT will be donated to the Reach Youth Ministries, a non-profit organization that reaches out to the street children of Metro Manila and other cities. They provide food, shelter, education and spiritual guidance -- all to give these children a better chance at life. For more information visit www.reachyouth.org.
Awake - Josh Groban
The Josh Groban phenomenon continues with Awake, his third studio album. Both of the extraordinary singer's first two studio discs have been certified five times platinum, with his most recent, 2003's Closer, charting #1 pop. His uplifting music rises ever higher on Awake.
On My Knees - Jaci Velasquez
The album is billed as a "best-of" because this disc gets as many of the singer's best songs and those who topped the charts such as "On My Knees," "Un Lugar Celestial," "God So Loved," "Show You Love," and "Imagine Me Without You" all rightfully belongs in a collection like this!
Now Is The Time - Delirious?
The best live band on the scene raise the bar with their first ever exclusive full length live DVD performance - also getting released as a live CD. This DVD and CD captures the many musical textures that Delirious? produce in front of a live audience, raw and powerful, full of passion, taking you on the journey and declaring 'Now Is The Time'.
Recorded during their recent trip to Chicago's Willow Creek, the disc offers the definitive performance from the band that gave the History Makers an anthem to sing. Beautifully packaged, the DVD features exclusive behind the scenes footage, bonus tracks and a documentary that goes deeper with the band than any before, 'Now Is The Time'.
Everyday missions for the eternally minded.
Good Monsters - Jars of Clay
Good Monsters is the eighth full-length album from Jars of Clay, released by Essential Records. It features eleven original songs, as well as a remake of "All My Tears" by Julie Miller. It also features guest appearances by singer/songwriter Kate York (on "Even Angels Cry"), Leigh Nash, formerly of Sixpence None the Richer (on "Mirrors & Smoke"), and the African Children's Choir (on "Light Gives Heat"). CCM Magazine named Good Monsters "Album of the Year", shortly after its September 2006 release.
The Story of Love - Kathy Troccoli
"The Story of Love" is Kathy Troccoli's 17th album and first regular studio album since 2002. As in her last two releases, Troccoli and co-producer Matt Baugher have crafted an album that emphasizes the unique timbre, vulnerability, and passion of Kathy's voice. Her artistry as a vocalist has never been more pronounced as on this latest record, gliding through jazz classics such as "Pick Yourself Up" and "The Glory of Love" and taking command on impact tunes like "Lifting My Hands," "Friend for Life," and the Keith Green classic, "Make My Life a Prayer to You."
0h! Gravity - Switchfoot
0h! Gravity is the sixth album by the San Diego based alternative rock band Switchfoot.
The album debuted on the Billboard at #18, as the second-highest debut of the week, selling 63,000 copies in its first week in the USA. It also reached #1 at iTunes.
Go - Newsboys
Selling 23,246 units in its first week (their best sales week since Adoration's release in 2003), Go debuted at #51 on the Billboard 200 charts, and at #4 on the Top Christian Albums chart. In its second week, Go fell to #6 on the Christian chart. In its third week it fell to #9, but rose to #8 in its fourth week.
He Reigns: The Worship Collection - Newsboys
He Reigns: The Worship Collection is the second major compilation album for the Christian rock group Newsboys. After the group left Sparrow Records, the label decided to release a new compilation album. While their first compilation Shine: The Hits covered their most well-known songs, He Reigns: The Worship Collection covered the softer, more "inspirational" songs in the latter part of the group's career (from 1999's Love Liberty Disco album to their most recent set, Devotion) leaving off some of their most well-known "pop" songs (most notably "Love Liberty Disco" and "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)") released during this time period.
The Reckoning - Pillar
The Reckoning is the latest album (and fourth over-all) from Christian heavy rock/metal group Pillar. It was released on October 3, 2006 amidst a slew of other popular records. Included on the new release are displays of the softer side of Pillar (with songs like 'Angel In Disguise' and 'Wherever The Wind Blows'), the popier side ('Sometimes') and the much heavier/screaming side ('Crossfire' and 'Tragedy').
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Stand - Michael W. Smith
Stand emerges as another thought-provoking album from one of the most popular recording artists in Christian music. Smith has enjoyed chart-topping success on pop radio, and he's amassed a staggering 31 No. 1 singles. To date Smith's sold over 13 million units resulting in five RIAA-certified platinum and 16 gold projects, an American Music Award, three GRAMMY Awards and 40 Dove Awards. His most recent recordings have included best-selling projects Worship and Worship Again, each contributing dramatically to the advancement of today's modern worship movement.
Casting Crowns - Casting Crowns
Atlanta-based group Casting Crowns has crafted their driving pop-rock style for more than three years as the worship band for their home church. Catching the attention of key music leaders, Casting Crowns has become the first artist on a new imprint founded by Mark Miller of country super group Sawyer Brown, and the band's self-titled debut is being produced by Miller and multiple Dove Award winner Steven Curtis Chapman. Casting Crowns includes straightforward lyrics aimed at the church, including "If We Are The Body."
Change Your World - Darlene Zschech
Once again Darlene Zschech delivers songs that express her faith, both vertically and horizontally. From bold pop vocals, to power ballads and eloquent hymns, Darlene continues to break down the barriers separating musical genres.
Devotion - Newsboys
On devotion, Newsboys embrace the congregational and community aspects of worship, and enlisted a true community of artists to help create the album - with guest appearances and collaborations with Rebecca St. James, Tim Hughes, Delirious' Stu G. and more.
Dichotomy A - Grits
The hottest act in Christian hip-hop returns with an unprecedented energy. Dichotomy A is Grits at their finest and will surely leave fans begging for more. Dichotomy A is a two-part album set sold individually.
Dichotomy B - Grits
Dichotomy B is album #2 in a series of 2 albums that GRITS is releasing this year. Don't be fooled by the title; this is no "B sides" album. This album definitely continues to prove to consumers why GRITS is the number one selling rap group in Christian music.
Dreaming in Color - Jump5
This fall Jump5 gives their fans yet another reason to party with their fourth studio project, Dreaming In Color. This release combines the energy, enthusiasm and positive message of past Jump5 recordings, while keeping in perfect step with today's best pop tween music.
Footprints - Various Artists
One night I dreamed...I was...walking along the beach with my Lord...across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life...many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints..."Why, when I needed You most You leave me?"..."My precious child...it was then that I carried you". These songs reflect the heart of the Footprints poem - songs to comfort, to restore peace and to inspire hope. This special 2-disc edition includes full lyrics to all songs, the full original Footprints poem, helpful scriptures and a bonus DVD to refresh and encourage you, or someone you love.
Healing Rain - Michael W. Smith
With poignant lyrics, moving musical expression, and a sound that seems fresh, yet familiar, Michael delivers an album that perfectly blends his pop sensibilities with the worship experience that has endeared him to so many. Listeners will hear what is closest to his heart and hopefully will let it impact their lives. "Worship is a lifestyle," says Michael. "Embrace God fully and let him embrace you. Don't be afraid to be washed in heaven's rain."
House of Praise - Carman
House of Praise is Carman's first all new recording in nearly five years, and his fans will surely agree it was worth the wait. House of Praise is a unique recording because it merges the energy and excitement of a live Carman concert with world-class studio musicianship. As a result, House of Praise has the precision and production values of a conventional studio recording, with the infectious fun of a live concert.
Hymns of Faith...Songs of Inspiration - Sandi Patty
Sandi returns with a collection of the biggest hymns and spiritual songs of our time. Backed by the City Of Prague Philharmonic orchestra, Hymns Of Faith...Songs Of Inspiration includes 22 songs packed into a 2 CD set featuring the unmatched grandeur of timeless hymns such as Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art as well as treasured inspirational classics such as His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Shout To The Lord and a new rendition of We Shall Behold Him. As a bonus, Sandi gives an epic performance of the most powerful patriotic anthems of our nation with God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner and America The Beautiful . This is the album Sandi Patty was born to make.
I See Things Upside Down - Derek Webb
Derek Webb's songwriting has brought moments of self-examination, spiritual growth and at times controversy. He's been rejected for nothing more than speaking Biblical truth. I See Things Upside Down is a record that's true to its name from start to finish. Exploring the topic of value and what things look like, but not from the most obvious angle, this record tells the story of how we as Christian often value things "upside down" from true Kingdom values
With sounds of Brit pop meets American rock, this self titled debut album has woven a modern sound with the IHOP messages of intimacy and urgency. Packed with original material that is both fresh and powerful, those who have asked for "that wedding song," will be pleased to hear that Merchant Band, led by IHOP worship leaders Marcus Meier and Tim Reimherr, have recorded the beautiful "I Can't Wait," as well as other IHOP favorites, including "Salvation Belongs" and "All I Want."
Share The Well - Caedmon's Call
The band titled the record, Share the Well, when it learned that Dalits are not permitted to drink from community wells in India unless an upper caste person draws the water for them. Many Dalits wait all day and are never given a drink. For Caedmon's Call, this reality came as a metaphor to those thirsting for hope and a savior.
The Mission Bell - Delirious?
The Mission Bell signals Delirious?'s intent. It's a call to prayer, a cry out to God, a warning that nothing can ever be the same again. The Mission Bell rings with urgency and a passion like no other Delirious? album before. It's all about finding yourself ready to move on with God, seizing the day and taking the time. Now Is The Time gets to the heart of the matter: "now is the time for us to shine, shine with the light of Christ divine. No compromise, for all heaven cries 'now is the time'." The album features the Philippine single "LOVE IS A MIRACLE" and worldwide hits "Paint The Town Red" and "Miracle Maker".
Official Website: delirious.co.uk
The Other Side of Something - Sara Groves
On Sara's latest, she continues to deliver the thought provoking moments you expect while exposing you to a decidedly more upbeat and bright approach. The musical cornerstone of this album remains Sara's lyrical voice surrounded by an up tempo acoustic/pop alchemy that provides the perfect musical punctuation. Sara reconnects with longtime producer Nate Sabin and stretches her musical wings with the addition of award winning producer, Charlie Peacock.
The Watchman - Paul Wilbur
Recorded live at Pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone church in San Antonio, this album will bring the listener into a new place of worship as the participants celebrate God's call of preparation for the days ahead.
"This album is a word from heaven." - Paul Wilbur
This Generation - SONICFLOOd
SONICFLOOd, the group that defined modern worship once again brings the body of Christ to a call to worship with their new release 'This Generation.' Combining original songs of vertical praise with some of today's most up and coming worship songs, SONICFLOOd continues to write the liturgy of the new millennium. With their core mission of serving the church intact, this collection of worship songs and radio hits are sure to lead the body in moments of relevant worship for years to come
Trusting the Angels - Jason Upton
Psalm 91 tells us that God is constantly sending His messengers (angels) to help "keep us in all His ways". Many of the lyrics on this CD speak of relinquishing control and trusting. Songs include: "Cloud by Day", "One of These Days", "Is There Room", "Where Fools Turn to Gold", "Emma" (Not Alone) and others.
Try - Bebo Norman
Try combines Bebo Norman's intimate songwriting with a new musical territory, working for the first time with producers Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, City On A Hill series) and Matt Bronleewe (Michael W. Smith, Natalie Imbruglia, Michael Tait). Norman's lyrics continue to pull from his own life experiences, as his sincerity is revealed throughout each song. Described by the producers as "intellectually organic," this album incorporates well-thought-out instrumentation, including mandolins, dobro and steel guitar.
United: We Stand - Hillsong United
The latest recording from Hillsong United, the youth ministry of Hillsong Church! Featuring 13 new songs from writers such as Joel Houston, Marty Sampson and Matt Crocker, this CD with bonus DVD is an expression of the hearts of young people toward their saviour Jesus Christ. NO MORE THAN 1000 PIECES OF CASSETTES WILL BE PRODUCED FOR UNITED: WE STAND. GOOD ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS.
Who We Are Instead - Jars Of Clay
Multi-platinum, Grammy winners Jars of Clay have often claimed that their records begin with a question. The group's latest studio release, Who We Are Instead, tackles the issue of who we are truly called to be as Christians in a world that is not our home. Gracefully balancing the mirror themes of joy and suffering, the band maintains their distinctive harmonies and signature guitar sounds while musically exploring gospel, blues, rock and organic influences.
Welcome to Diverse City - TobyMac
TobyMac is a pioneering artist who communicates life through spiritually liberating, socially conscious music. Blurring the boundaries between rock, pop, hip-hop and urban genres, tobyMac creates music that is both uniquely fresh and accessible. Over the span of a 15-year career, he has become a relevant voice to youth culture through consistent delivery of the undeniable best in music - which demands the right to be heard.
WOW #1s - Various Artists
WOW #1s includes 31 chart-topping songs from your favorite artists on two outstanding discs! With musical styles ranging from Pop, Adult Contemporary and Rock to Worship and Gospel, WOW #1s truly represents the very best in Christian music. If you could only own 1 cd... this would be the 1.