Sunday News Roundup (1st-7th December 2014)


Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, this time from the 1st til the 7th December. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

  • There are plenty of lyric videos releasing this week. Kerrie Roberts (“Seek Your Face”), Chris August (“Tell Me What You Want For Christmas”), Lifehouse (“Flight”), Matthew West (“A Christmas To Believe In”), Everfound (“Resolution”) and Jonathan Lee (“Our God Is With Us”) all premiered this week; which videos do you like the best?
  • Music videos galore! Check out music videos from Peter Furler (“What Child Is This” and “We Three Kings”), Everyday Sunday (“O Holy Night”), Chris Tomlin (“The Table”), Kerrie Roberts (“What Child Is This”), Michael W Smith and Carrie Underwood (“All Is Well (Live)”), Jillian Edwards (“O Holy Night (Acoustic)”), New Empire (“Fallen Soldiers”) and Stu G (“Come Thou Now Expected Jesus (Acoustic)”); which do you enjoy the best?
  • Since last week there have been many new developments in music and album recordings. 1 Girl Nation has officially finished their 2nd album, with the release date slated to be next year sometime, while Christy Nockels just started production on her 3rd solo album, with a live album recording just this past weekend. Darlene Zschech, Abandon Kansas, I Am They, Vertical Church Band, Misty Edwards and Blanca (formerly from Group 1 Crew) all have new albums in the works as well, releasing within a few months; and Dara Maclean and Shuree have filmed music videos for their hit songs as well! What do you think of the music news and press releases?
  • Want a free download of Michael W Smith’s “Silent Night”, featuring Little Big Town? Check out the link here!
  • Jeremy Camp’s I Will Follow is one of the most anticipated CCM albums releasing in 2015 at the moment; check out the press release for the album and the iTunes pre order link! The album releases in a couple of months!
  • With new albums each week, come new album previews! Check out previews in full this week of Northpoint’s new album (Beginnings releasing in 2015), Peter Furler’s Christmas album that released in October this year, as well as new offerings from Kim Walker Smith and Hunter Thompson! What do you think of the previews, and which album resonates the most with you?
  • Newlife Worship have written a blog about persistent consistency; check it out! What do you think of it?
  • New TV show news! After the end of Parenthood, Lauren Graham is set to star in a new NBC comedy, check out the news here! While Martin Scorsese’s untitled rock and roll project was picked up at HBO, and there were air dates confirmed for The Dovekeepers and Battle Creek, it was confirmed that Claire Holt was the frontrunner to be the lead in CBS’s new series Supergirl. Agent Carter is now confirmed to be a 2 hour premiere in early January, while AMC have developed a pilot called Preacher. And sadly while Gracepoint, the American adaption of the hit British series Broadchurch, was cancelled; the Sean Bean led Legends was renewed. What’s your opinion on all of these new TV developments?
  • As far as news of current TV shows, there isn’t that much that was high profile this week, apart from the season 3 premiere date of House Of Cards, as well as an insightful interview on TVLine with Ginny Goodwin about Season 4 of Once Upon A Time. Are there any other news we have missed?
  • Turning our view over to movie news, the biggest news of the week was the new Terminator film preview trailer and official trailer that debuted a few days ago. There was also an announcement of the new James Bond film, as well as the official press release confirming Benedict Cumberbatch’s role as Dr Strange in one of the next Marvel films. It was also confirmed that Ryan Reynolds is in talks to resume his role from 2009 as Deadpool in his own centric movie. The Erwin Brothers, who directed both Mom’s Night Out and October Baby, are now working on their 3rd film; check it out! Which movie news excites you the most?
  • Kevin Max has a new album releasing early in 2015, called Broken Temples; check out the news about the pre-order and the interview with decentchristiantalk here!
  • Both Becca Bradley and Heather Williams have new songs up online (Becca’s on noisetrade, and Heather’s songs up on soundcloud); what do you think of these Christmas singles?
  • Singer/songwriter Shelly E Johnson has released the song story of her song “Overwhelmed” from her new album Your Kingdom Come; what do you think of the song and the story behind it?
  • Itching for new Christmas music? Pick up Karyn Williams’ single “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and dance along! What do you think of the song?
  • Wanting to know more about Carmen, Kayli, Lindsey and Lauryn Taylor and what they get up to during Christmas time? Then watch this youtube Q&A about 1 Girl Nation’s new Christmas EP! Does this video make you love their music more, or their music more?
  • Louie Giglio released a new book recently; check out the Relevant Magazine podcast, where Louie recently talked about the book! Are you going to read it?
  • 2 major award ceremony nominations were unveiled this week! Check out the nominations for the We Love Christian Awards, as well as the Grammy Awards! And don’t forget to vote for the We Love Christian Awards here as well!
  • Lecrae has a music video contest for #SayIWont; check it out here! Are you going to enter?
  • Paul Baloche’s new Christmas album can now be bought on vinyl; what do you think of the news?

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