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MUSIC VIDEO: Tobymac - "Bring On The Holidays"

When you've got seven Grammys, 11 million records sold and a year-round touring schedule on your resume, it's safe to say your job is probably a pretty busy one. That's definitely the case for TobyMac, who decided to create a heartwarming tribute to how he makes time for what matters most in his life.

Check out the video for TobyMac's first new Christmas single in five years — an animated ode called "Bring on the Holidays." The video tells the story of his struggle to get home from the road to be with his wife and five kids in order to enjoy some well-earned family time.


The Good Christian Music Blog

The Good Christian Music Blog has officially launched their new website!

The front page features a playlist of all the latest songs they've come across, and you can find their past mixtapes as free downloads.

There's also a new about section and FAQs, plus submissions, reviews, interviews and every song they've ever featured - it's worth taking a look at!


Danny Gokey Christmas is Here Album

Danny Gokey posted on Facebook, " matter where you live or what your Christmas traditions look like, we all celebrate the season together around the world!"

How true is that? And because Christmas is -pretty much- here (see what I did there?), Danny Gokey’s Christmas album is offered at a special price of $USD7.99 which is about $NZD11!

For a limited time only, so go check it out in the link below!



K-Love fan awards nominations open

Voting is now officially open for the K-LOVE fan awards!!

You Can Nominate Up to 3 Artists Per Category. But you can only submit One Complete Ballot.

To vote for your favourite artists now, click here!

Once you vote, make sure you check your email and click the confirmation link from K-LOVE Fan Awards to make your vote count!


The Ember Days Release Valitus B-Sides

Exactly one year after releasing their album Valitus, The Ember Days have released two new b-sides. The songs were recorded at the same time as Valitus and can be purchased on iTunes or streamed on Spotify.

The Ember Days is also clearing out all their remaining merch with everything priced at just $5 each plus shipping.

The sale comes after the band’s announcement earlier this year of an indefinite hiatus from touring. Lead vocalist Janell has since released a self-titled solo EP under the name Nel.



Lydia Cole announces new album and tour dates

Lydia Cole has announced her new album Lay of the Land will be released February 2017.

Her new single Telepathise is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. 

To see Lydia on tour these are the spots she'll be hitting up-

March 3rd-Christchurch-Space Academy

March 10th-Auckland-The Vic Devonport

March 11th-Wellington-Meow Wellington 

Check out the video clilp for Telepathise here-


59th Grammy Award Nominees Announced

Okay, we all know in Christian music it's about pointing people to the love and grace of Christ.

It's not about awards.

BUT... it's kinda nice to be recognized for a lot of hard work and effort.

So KUDOS to this years list of Grammy Nominees that give us the music you (and we) love!!

The official Grammy Nominations just came out, and here they are!!!

Twenty One Pilots are in for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Stressed Out", Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Heathens"

The Nominees for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song are:
Lauren Daigle for "Trust In You"
For King and Country for "Priceless"
Natalie Grant for "King Of The World"
Hillary Scott for "Thy Will"
Zach Williams for "Chain Breaker"

The nominees for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album are:
All Sons & Daughters for "Poets and Saints"
Crowder for "American Prodigal"
Natalie Grant for "Be One"
Hillsong Young & Free for "Youth Revival [Live]"
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family for "Love Remains"


Festival One tickets

Have you got your ticket for Festival One yet?

If you want a good deal, make sure you grab one before Sunday as these cheap prices aren’t going to hang around for too long.

You can buy your tickets here.

And make sure you check out the full line up!


Lauren Daigle Christmas Album

In case you missed it, Lauren Daigle’s official video for "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" is now on YouTube! Get yourself into the Christmas spirit and watch it.

And here's the video of Lauren Daigle sharing about her Christmas album, Behold.  

The talented singer will be joining For King and Country on their Christmas tour. 

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