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11/6/2012 - Jesus Culture with Martin Smith: Live From New York Double CD Releases November 20
Integrity Music and Jesus Culture Music announce the highly anticipated release of the seventh full-length recording from Jesus Culture, Jesus Culture With Martin Smith: Live From New York, on Nov. 20, 2012. Recorded live during Jesus Culture’s conference at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York June 28-30, 2012, this new double-CD captures a dynamic collaboration of voices who have helped shape, and continue to inspire, generations of worshippers.
Known as one of the most influential youth and young adults movements around the world, Jesus Culture’s worship leaders Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala were joined by Martin Smith for the new album.
“We had the absolute honor and privilege to partner with Martin Smith, former lead singer for Delirious? and someone who has fathered the worship movement of this generation with great impact,” says Banning Liebscher, Jesus Culture director. “For the past few years, the Lord has brought our two paths together and we were thrilled to have him at our conference in New York. Our own Chris Quilala and Kim Walker-Smith led the main worship sessions with Martin. The passion and hunger that came forth in those sets was indescribable and we are excited to be releasing this album that captured many of those moments.”
“I have been personally moved by the music of Jesus Culture for a few years now,” says Smith. “To get the chance of actually playing on the same stage as them in New York was an honor. I’m very excited about this music touching the world.”
Featuring both Smith penned classics and new favorites combined with Jesus Culture’s signature call to intimate worship and bold praise, Jesus Culture With Martin Smith: Live From New York also captures thousands of worshippers’ voices representing an international community of believers gathered in New York. The goal of the conference was to discover what would happen if a generation of people gave themselves fully to Jesus and to pray for a nation to be transformed by Him.
“We believe lives were marked for revival as we gathered together to seek the Lord through worship and preaching,” says Liebscher, “and we are faithful that the Lord will encounter you too as you listen to these songs.”
In addition to Smith’s songs, the double-CD features Quilala originals, “Forevermore” and “Alleluia,” Walker-Smith singing Daniel Bashta’s “Pursuit,” and a bonus track, “I Belong To You,” written and sung by Derek Johnson (Jesus Culture’s Emerging Voices). The project also includes special CD packaging with an embossed sleeve and fold out poster, which is available in Christian and mainstream retail stores everywhere through Provident Music Distribution and Sony Distribution (via the Columbia label in the US) respectively.
The full Jesus Culture With Martin Smith: Live From New York double-CD track listing follows:
1. Fire Never Sleeps (Feat. Martin Smith)
4. Walk With Me
5. Waiting Here For You (Feat. Martin Smith)
6. Our God Reigns (Feat. Martin Smith)
7. Song Of Solomon (Feat. Martin Smith)
8. Set A Fire
1. I’m In Love With You
2. Oh, How I Love You
3. Holy Spirit
4. God Is Coming (Feat. Martin Smith)
5. Show Me Your Glory / Majesty (Feat. Martin Smith)
6. Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble? (Feat. Martin Smith)
7. I Belong To You (Bonus Track, Feat. Derek Johnson)
8/16/2012 - Jesus Culture Music's Emerging Voices CD Hits No. 1 on Sales Charts, Gathers Claim
Emerging Voices, the seventh new full-length recording from Jesus Culture Music, released last week amidst acclaim. In its first week at retail, it has become the No. 1 best-selling album on the SoundScan “Praise & Worship” chart, spent most of last week at No. 1 on the iTunes® “Christian & Gospel” chart and peaked at No. 11 on the overall iTunes “Top Albums” chart. The highly anticipated new album follows last year’s critically acclaimed, No. 1- selling double-CD, Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago, and features four rising worship leaders: Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward and Justin Jarvis.
With all new original worship songs that range from the moving “Mighty Fortress” to the message of surrender in “Where You Are” and the soulful anthem “I Belong To You,” here is what the critics are saying about Emerging Voices:
“Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward, and Justin Jarvis deliver the message of grace and love with inspiring lyrics and a moving sound using inventive lead synth and guitar lines, heart-thumping bass drum, and beautiful melodies that are unforgettable.” – Worship Leader
“If this is where Jesus Culture is headed, I, for one, want in.” – All About Worship
“The album…is a must listen for worship leaders. It’s no surprise as it features four of today‘s brightest new worship leaders: Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward and Justin Jarvis.” – GotWorship.net
“Jesus Culture is more than just a recording band; they are a Holy influence that has permeated into souls of millions of young people…Jesus Culture does not just record albums. They invite us into the worship of God on God's own turf. This means that these songs are insatiably God-centered and Spirit anointed.” – Breathecast.com
“Emerging Voices brings four new worship leaders to the stage… an excellent next step for the ministry.” – Sunday Magazine
“Jesus Culture has grown from strength to strength over the last few years…Emerging Voices is exactly what this album is about, and those voices are making great worship to God that you just want to join in with them.” – LouderThanTheMusic.com (5-star review)
More information on the heart behind Emerging Voices from Jesus Culture director, Banning Liebscher, can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=274n_p8hnZM. Jesus Culture also released a promotional video for the album at http://youtu.be/daG31EqVaBM, an acoustic version of “I Belong To You” sung by Derek Johnson (http://youtu.be/jbeHqTpYs4U) and “get to know you” videos from Johnson (http://youtu.be/N2qxelS1s-I), Mary Kat Ehrenzeller (http://youtu.be/4MTpjeRo_ZA), Nate Ward (http://youtu.be/vuSTNEKoUeY) and Justin Jarvis (http://youtu.be/UjaHXXQR2qE).
Additional detail on Emerging Voices, including five questions with each of the new Jesus Culture Music artists, can be found at www.jesusculture.com/emergingvoices.
7/10/2012 - Jesus Culture Music Releases Emerging Voices July 31
Emerging Voices, the seventh new full-length recording from Jesus Culture Music, releases on Kingsway July 31, 2012 with EMI CMG Distribution in the US. The anticipated new album follows last year’s critically acclaimed, No. 1- selling CD/DVD, Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago, and features four rising worship leaders: Derek Johnson, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Nate Ward and Justin Jarvis.
“I’m excited to introduce four emerging voices to you that we know and love,” says Banning Liebscher, Jesus Culture director. “We believe that there are emerging voices being raised up around the earth right now, and these voices are going to be used to see entire nations awakened to the love of Jesus; awakened to the gospel. This is really our heart for this album, Emerging Voices.
“Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala and Melissa Wise-How were worship leaders who were young and involved in our youth group and that the Lord began to anoint to see their voice stir the hearts of the Church and awaken people to Jesus,” continues Liebscher. “This album is just a handful of these emerging voices; ones that are close to us: Derek, Mary Kat, Nate and Justin. I’m convinced that God is going to take their lives, songs and anointing to impact an entire generation.”
More information on the heart behind Emerging Voices from Liebscher can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=274n_p8hnZM. Jesus Culture also released “get to know you” videos from Derek Johnson, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2qxelS1s-I, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MTpjeRo_ZA, and Nate Ward, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuSTNEKoUeY with an additional video from Justin Jarvis to post soon.
Known as one of the most influential youth movements around the world, Jesus Culture has ignited a generation with energetic, passionate and authentic worship music organically birthed through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to transform society by bringing people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and discipleship. Their albums capture the heart of this movement of young people who are passionate for God and seeking an encounter with His presence.
With all new original worship songs that range from the moving “Mighty Fortress” to the message of surrender in “Where You Are” and the soulful anthem “I Belong To You,” the complete Emerging Voices track listing with accompanying songwriters follows:
Here We Are – (Justin Davis)
I Belong To You – (Derek Johnson and Jeremy Edwardson)
Mighty Fortress – (Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Andrew Ehrenzeller)
Let It Go – (Derek Johnson, Jeremy Edwardson)
Be My Love – (Justin Jarvis)
We Just Love You (Be My Love Reprise) – (Justin Jarvis)
Who Can Compare – (Mary Kat Ehrenzeller, Justin Jarvis)
You Are My God – (Derek Johnson, Jeremy Edwardson)
Where You Are – (Nate Ward, Eric Skaggs, Shelly Head)
Glory Come Down – (Derek Johnson)
I Won’t Settle – (Nate Ward, Kathy Frizzell, Judy Fitzpatrick)
More information on Jesus Culture, including its events, can be found at www.jesusculturemusic.com,
www.jesusculture.com, www.facebook.com/jesusculture and www.kingswayworship.com.
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