Kari Jobe’s new studio album, ‘The Garden’ to release in 2017

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NASHVILLE, TENN. – GRAMMY-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled The Garden on February 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project Majestic that produced the hit single “Forever” and “I Am Not Alone.” The Garden was written and recorded during a season of pain and loss for Jobe’s family.

“This album was written out of experiencing God’s closeness, goodness and mercy even through a season of great loss for my family,” shares Kari Jobe about the inspiration behind The Garden. “He can redeem any situation we are going through. I was reminded of His desire for intimate, real relationship with us like He had originally designed back in Garden of Eden. If we look up and around us, we will realize that God has been tending to the details of our hearts and souls throughout our entire lives. He is much like a gardener, knowing what to prune and what seeds to sow that will grow in due season and be life-giving to us. The Garden is all about seeing the beauty and kindness of God in the midst of the difficulties. He’s not distant or disconnected from our pain; in fact, He’s been right here the whole time, turning ashes into beauty.”

Working with producer Jeremy Edwardson (Jesus Culture, Hillsong UNITED, Jon Foreman), she also co-wrote with her husband and worship leader Cody Carnes, Brooke Fraser Ligertwood, Martin Smith, Jason Ingram and many other worship leader friends.

“I believe with all of my heart that we have been put on this earth for such a time as this – to fulfill God’s heart for mankind and bring salvation and hope to the world through the message of the cross of Jesus Christ,” she explains. “We are the church, and I pray that we would long for God’s presence to fall afresh on us and fill the atmosphere with His glory and wonder in greater measure. Let’s not stay in places of disappointment or offense when things don’t look like what we prayed for. Let’s lift our voices in faith. Let’s trust that He is good. Let’s stand united, singing as the bride Jesus is longing to return for so that His Kingdom would come and His will would be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Supporting this album, Jobe will be headlining her The Garden Tour with special guests Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Leeland and Jonathan David & Melissa Helser beginning February 23, 2017 through April 9.

Source- Merge PR

Centricity Music Announces Partnership with North Point Music

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Nashville, Tenn. —- Centricity Music announced today a new partnership with North Point Music, a division of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Ga. The collaboration will result in three new worship releases next year that will feature North Point Music worship leaders, musicians and songwriters. The purpose of bringing these two music entities together is to provide a music outlet with a vibrant message of hope for worldwide believers and non-believers.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with North Point. We, as a label, have been so impacted by the ministry and music from the church over the years,” said Steve Ford, General Manager, Centricity Music. “When we heard they were looking for someone to work on the music side we jumped at the chance. We love their passion for people, we embrace their leadership philosophy and we are encouraged by the quality of music that they are creating. We look forward to many years of locking arms and doing the work together.”

“North Point Music is excited to partner with a label like Centricity, because we feel like we share common values and visions,” added Matt Williams, Director, North Point Music. “Centricity has become an industry leader through forward thinking and adapting quickly to an ever-changing music business. North Point Music is thrilled to be part of the Centricity family and we have high hopes for the future.”

About Centricity Music

Centricity Music was founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity. Based in Franklin TN, artists include Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Carrollton, Grayson|Reed, Jared Anderson, Jason Gray, JJ Weeks Band, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle and Unspoken. The company’s mission is to enable their artists to create life-changing experiences for the world. Providing label, management and publishing services, Centricity is a family owned organization and they like it that way. For more information on Centricity Music visit http://www.centricitymusic.com.

About North Point Ministries

In 2010, North Point Ministries launched North Point Music to bring local worship leaders, musicians and songwriters together to inspire a generation and influence the church. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based record label and music publishing company has a strong foundation from which to pursue its mission. Led by best-selling author, communicator and pastor Andy Stanley, North Point Ministries was founded in 1995 with the vision of creating churches that unchurched people love to attend. Today, NPM consists of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 25 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 70,000 people weekly. The ministry’s broadcast television show, Your Move, airing after Saturday Night Live (SNL), reaches over 1 million viewers every week in 22 markets. Continued updates on North Point Ministries are available at http://www.northpoint.org.

Source- Bozeman Media

The Brilliance to Unveil Hope-Filled, ‘All Is Not Lost’ Release

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a world faced with suffering, division and hate, liturgical band The Brilliance is declaring that –
even still – All Is Not Lost, the title of their inspiring sophomore album, set to release January 27, 2017. The New York-based duo, comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt. writes songs for both the church and those feeling spiritually homeless. Their goal is to create music that gives voice to the pain and pleasure of the human experience, providing a sonic invitation that welcomes all people to live fully.

Colored through with intricate string arrangements, All Is Not Lost contains tracks packed with depth as the lyrics honestly tackle issues and struggles impacting culture today. The album features special guest Charles Jones, musical director for Andra Day, while David and John’s voices offer varying perspectives on faith and doubt.

The official video for the album’s single “See The Love,” an anthem of peace and understanding, fittingly released November 9, the day after the US presidential election. The song can be unlocked upon pre-ordering All Is Not Lost.

The Brilliance recently launched a podcast, diving into the making of All Is Not Lost, highlighting a different song each week. Recent special guests have included Savannah Guthrie (“TODAY”), Jon Huckins (The Global Immersion Project) and Mike McHargue (“Science Mike”), among others.

All Is Not Lost follows their debut album with Integrity Music, Brother, named Worship Leader’s No. 1 album of 2015.

About The Brilliance

New York-based liturgical band The Brilliance believes that art – in any form – is meant to be savored, experienced and relished. Composed of David Gungor and John Arndt, The Brilliance craft music with this belief in mind, giving listeners time and space to fully soak in the beauty that lies in every lyric and sonic nuance. The duo goes way back, having known each other since childhood and having played together in a variety of bands. Their critically-acclaimed Integrity Music debut, Brother, was a peacemaking opus that introduced the duo’s eloquent use of minimalism in the vein of Sufjan Stevens and Philip Glass to an audience beyond their faithful legion of fans who followed them during their years as an independent band. Worship Leader Magazine named the band’s label debut their No. 1 album pick in 2015. Their second label release All Is Not Lost will be available January 27, 2017.

Source- The Media Collective