Rebecca St. James, Australian singer/songwriter has been a staple in Christian music since 1991, when she released her first full-length studio album. St. James continued to release music with 14 projects, including solo albums and being featured on other albums. In 2007, her brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone, better known as For King and Country, started their own music career. St. James has not released new music since 2011, until her single, Battle Is The Lords, dropped June 15th. That track, along with five other songs will be on Dawn, the EP dropping July 24th.
The long-awaited extended play is a poignantly personal reflection from suffering to renewal for St. James and her family.
“The foundation of the EP is the idea of dawn—a new sunrise, a new beginning, a new spring," St. James says. "The theme throughout is God’s redemption; new seasons of joy after pain, and hope.”
Produced by St. James’ longtime collaborator Tedd T. (for KING & COUNTRY, Mutemath, Delirious) and Seth Mosley (Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns), Dawn features guest contributions from St. James’ brother—for KING & COUNTRY’s Luke Smallbone—as well as Bethel Music’s Josh Baldwin and Brandon Lake.
Chronicling her transformational journey through each track, St. James was joined by a host of Christian music’s top writers, including Smallbone, Baldwin, Bethel Music’s Kristene DiMarco, and Mia Fieldes, among others. Highlighted by the critically acclaimed debut single “Battle Is the Lord’s,” featuring Lake, Dawn also showcases the contemplative title-cut, a duet spotlighting St. James and Smallbone’s sibling harmonies; as well as the Baldwin-featured “Middle of the Fire,” an earnest anthem of unwavering trust in His faithfulness. In addition, the EP finds St. James in fresh, yet familiar territory with the synth-pop “Ready For The Rain,” welcoming an outpouring of the Holy Spirit; the ebullient “Fall Back,” an encouragement to find peace in the grip of His love; and the worshipful closer, “Alleluia Jesus.”
Information Courtesy of Turning Point Media Relations.
TBN's top rated talk show, "Huckabee", is slated to have singer/songwriter, worship leader, and pastor, Charles Billingsley appear on the weekend of July 11th, a mere nine days from now. Billingsley will be on the air to chat with former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, as well as performing the title-cut, "I Was Made For This", on air.
Billingsley's episode of “Huckabee” will premiere on TBN Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 pm ET, with an encore presentation on Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 pm ET. The show will also air on Newsmax at 10:00 pm ET Monday, July 13. Billingsley, who battled COVID-19 in April, will discuss his road to recovery and recent return to the stage. This is a conversation/performance that you don't want to miss.
“I’m thrilled to be healthy once again and to have this opportunity to visit with my friend Mike Huckabee,” says Billingsley. “I’ve known Mike since he was governor of Arkansas, and we’ve connected several times at conferences where I was leading worship and he was speaking. He’s a great bass player, so we love for him to join the band when we do events together.”
Billingsley will also perform the poignant ballad “Where You’re Supposed To Be”—a reminder of God’s sovereignty amidst the trials of life—as an exclusive for “Huckabee’s” digital platforms.
“Huckabee” is a different type of TV show among today's current lineup. "Huckabee" presents a unique look at the heart of America, in its patriotic, God-honoring, family-friendly glory. Along with Gov. Huckabee’s take on current events in Washington, D.C., and around the country, his guests have included Vice President Mike Pence; internationally renowned evangelists Franklin Graham and Luis Palau; music icons The Beach Boys, Bill Gaither, Sandi Patty and Newsboys; and best-selling comedians Chonda Pierce and Rich Little, among numerous others. “Huckabee” also shines a spotlight on the faith and down-home heroics of everyday individuals from across America.
Billingsley launched his career nearly three decades ago as a lead vocalist for GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong. Charles Billingsley has since headlined more than 3,200 concerts, released 24 recordings as a solo artist and garnered seven #1 Inspirational radio hits.
A sought-after worship leader and speaker, Billingsley currently serves as the teaching pastor and worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as an adjunct instructor at Liberty University. He is also the worship leader for such popular events as Women of Joy, Gridiron Men’s Conference and Celebrators Conference, among others.
Billingsley’s latest StowTown Records release, I Was Made For This, showcases 12 tracks—a collection of newly-penned originals and classic pop favorites. Highlighted by the title-cut, a vibrant worship anthem declaring the Savior’s glory, I Was Made For This also includes a new arrangement of Mr. Mister’s classic hit “Kyrie,” as well as the deeply personal “Play The Man,” which was penned for Billingsley’s two sons.
StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun and welcomed partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble in 2014. A powerhouse independent Gospel music label, StowTown is home to renowned pop/Inspirational artists Charles Billingsley, Cana's Voice, TaRanda Greene and Jody McBrayer, as well as acclaimed comedian Tim Lovelace, and some of Southern Gospel's biggest names, including Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, The Browns, Tiffany Coburn, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, The Guardians, Trey Ivey, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, Rambo McGuire, Southern Raised, The Steeles, The Taylors and Triumphant. Distributed worldwide via Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records artists have garnered multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases.
Information Courtesy of Turning Point Media Relations.
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