8/29/2020 0 Comments
(Nashville, Tenn.) – August 28, 2020 — Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Natalie Grant debuts new song, “No Stranger,” from her upcoming album today, along with the lyric video for the song. “No Stranger” serves as the title-cut of Grant’s tenth studio record, now slated for release Sept. 25, 2020. Listen to the poignant track HERE, and watch the lyric video HERE. Natalie’s new single “Face To Face” is impacting radio now, watch the music video here.
Written by Grant, her husband Bernie Herms, and songwriter Paul Duncan, “No Stranger” explores the intimacy of a God who identifies with the human experience. “You are no stranger to the scar / So You can have my wounded heart / You weren’t protected from the pain / So You can hold me when I break,” Grant sings, backed by the lush strings that define her latest project.
“In the last few years, through deep valleys and victories, my awareness of God’s presence in my life has awakened like never before. It’s not like He became more available, I just became more aware, and that has changed everything,” Grant shares of the personal significance behind “No Stranger.” “The King of the world, the Author of time and space, makes Himself personally known to me. This everlasting God, the Alpha and the Omega, He is no stranger. He is friend.”
With strings recorded live at London’s famed Air Studios, No Stranger also features previously released tracks previewing the album, including the stirring “Face To Face,” Grant’s powerful version of Casting Crowns’ classic hit “Praise You In This Storm,” her recent collaboration with Steven Malcolm “Even Louder” and her new worship anthem, “My Weapon.”
In addition to introducing new music, Grant recently debuted the “Dare To Be” podcast with her longtime friend, author and speaker Charlotte Gambill, bringing their popular “Dare To Be” women’s events to life in a fresh format. The podcast is in partnership with Access More, an all-new online network for faith-based podcasts from Christian leaders like Christine Caine, Levi Lusko and others that launched in May from K-LOVE/Air1 parent company Educational Media Foundation (EMF). The “Dare To Be” podcast’s premier episode became Access More’s most listened to episode of the platform’s launch. Fans can subscribe to the “Dare To Be” podcast at www.daretobe.com.
Listen to “No Stranger” HERE.
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Fair Trade Services artist and songwriter, Hope Darst, releases her debut album Peace Be Still, which has already hit No. 1 on the iTunes Top 40 US Christian & Gospel Albums Chart.
“I’m blown away thinking about this right now,” said Hope. “I dreamed of being an artist for the first 25 years of my life and then laid that dream aside to pursue what God had called me to do—raise a family and serve the local church. I never imagined that so many years later, God would lead me back to my first dream of writing and releasing music as an artist."
Peace Be Still is also the name of the album's first single, which Darst wrote in 2017 with Mia Fieldes and Andrew Holt, fellow worship leaders and songwriters at her church. Inspired by the trio's collective desire to overcome disappointment and fear, the song soon became an anthem of hope for their congregation, while churches around the globe also began to embrace its truth as their own.
"Peace Be Still" is currently No. 4 on Billboard's AC Indicator chart, and Top 10 on Billboard's National Christian Audience and AC Monitored charts, as well as Mediabase's Christian Audience and Christian AC charts. It's also playing on approximately 95% of Christian AC stations in the U.S.!
Additionally, the song has more than 45 million digital streams and a radio airplay audience of more than 121 million between her single as well as the extended live version from The Belonging Co's debut album, All The Earth. Hope has already begun sharing the message of Peace Be Still with the media, recently talking with outlets such as CBN News' Studio 5, New Release Today, Worship Leader, and more. Click here to catch Hope share about the story behind "Peace Be Still."
Information Courtesy of Merge PR.
Stellar vocalist, Bri Babineaux has returned with, "He's My Rock" as the perfect end of summer worship jam.
Babineaux has been on the Christian music scene since 2015, and has since released "Keys To My Heart" on Tyscot Records. From Lafayette, Louisiana, this 25 year old musician is one with such power in her voice and lyrics that inspire true worship. As well as having an authenticity when performing, Babineaux, is an artist that is not easy to forget.
"He's My Rock" discusses the importance of having Jesus in our lives, because the things in this world will fade, and people will let you down sometimes, but God is always a solid rock and will always be there for us. This song expresses that message with passion and fervor for the Lord. "He's My Rock" is a track that keeps optimism and hope alive in a broken world.
"He's My Rock" by Bri Babineaux is available now to stream and purchase at the links below!
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.