Sunday News Roundup (6th-12th October 2014)


Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, this time from the 6th til the 12th October. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

  • There’s literally no bigger news this week than the Dove Award ceremony which was held on Tuesday. Check out the winners list and the press release, and let us know if you agree with the winners or not. Also, take a read of our analysis of the night as well!
  • Is it just me, or is the TV and movie news quite large this week compared to other weeks? Let’s look at what we know and have learned!
  • Shelly E Johnson has a new single called “Passion of Our Hearts”, check out the story behind the song here!
  • This week it’s #Tenthtober with Jason Jamison, check out the new blog post from the band here!
  • Lecrae is airing a portion of his Anomaly tour on Yahoo Screen, what do you think of this initiative?
  • John Mark McMillan has been interviewed by Relevant Magazine about his new album The Borderland Sessions, check it out here! What do you think of the interview?
  • There are plenty of official music videos that have debuted this past week. Check out videos from Young Oceans (“Only You”), Sidewalk Prophets (“Save My Life (Acoustic)” and “Save My Life”), Desperation Band (“We are Yours”), Matt Maher (“Because He Lives”), Lauren Daigle (“You Make Me Brave”), Manic Drive (“VIP”), Meredith Andrews (“Open Up The Heavens”), Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil (“Standing In Line”), and Abandon (“It Was Love (Acoustic)“; which video is your favourite?
  • There are a few blogs that have captured my attention recently, check out blogs from Zack Bolen of Citizens and Saints (Influence V Platforms), Desperation Band (What’s great about Banners) as well as Trip Lee (clarifying if he’s retired or not); what do you think of them?
  • Vota is heading off to Nepal, check out the news here, about their missions trip!
  • Elevation Worship have a new album releasing soon, called Wake Up The Wonder, check out the album cover here!
  • There are plenty of new album news and updates this week! Brooke Fraser is filming a music video for “Kings and Queens”, while Angie Miller has a new update on her upcoming EP. Abandon has locked in their release date for their new album, Chris Tomlin’s new album is available on iTunes pre order, and there are new developments for Red as they record their new album. Je’kob celebrated a great album debut week, while Sanctus Real launched their new website, and KJ-52 celebrated his release of Mental two weeks early with a free album stream! Finding Favour are releasing their new album at their live shows, and Centricworship Volume 2 releases on November 11th! What do you think of all of these updates?
  • There are also plenty of official audio slides and lyric videos to watch, check out videos from Chris Tomlin (“Greater”), Sanctus Real (“Head In The Fight”), Owl City (“Tokyo” and “You’re Not Alone”) and Brandon Heath (“No Turning Back”)
  • The Song released to cinemas at the end of September; check out a 30 minute radio interview here with Alan Powell and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas!
  • Soulfire Revolution have signed to Dream Records; check out the news here! What do you think of the signing?
  • Nathan Tasker is releasing his new album Man On A Wire soon; you can preorder the album here and here!
  • Plumb has partnered with Food For The Hungry to launch the Little Ones Campaign; check out the news here!

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