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Updated February 2024

Kevin McNeese



Kevin McNeese started NRT in 2002 and has worked in the industry since 1999 in one form or another. He has been a fan of Christian music since 1991.

Paul Phillips

Senior Editor


Paul Phillips is a Canadian journalist with 20 years of experience writing and editing digital and print content. He specializes in health, fitness, nutrition, and travel. He loves music, movies, and, of course, living for Jesus.

Kevin Davis

Lead Contributor


NRT lead contributor Kevin Davis is a long-time Christian music fan and an avid collector. He credits the message of Christian music for leading him to Christ. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters.

Grace Chaves

NRT News Editor / Contributor


Grace Chaves is NRT's News Editor and one of our youngest writers. She's been part of NewReleaseToday since 2019 and is continuing her journey by majoring in Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

Jake Frederick

NRT Now Podcast


NRT Now Podcast Host Jake Frederick has been a fan of Christian music since he got his first boombox for his 11th birthday. Jake is a member of his church's worship and production teams and enjoys stumbling into new creative ventures like concert photography. He lives in Texas with his wife and 3 kids.

JJ Francesco



J.J. Francesco is a longtime contributor to the NRT staff. With a love for Christian music history, he's emphasized a renewed focus on NRT's 'Wayback' series. He's the author of several novels, including 'Because of Austin' and 'When Miracles Can Dream.' He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

Joshua Galla

Contributor (Rap/CHH Reporter)


Joshua Galla is an audiophile hyped about all forms of art in music, but his passion rests behind CHH and soulful vibes. He's a devout husband, father, and child of God. Concerts are his happy place.

Jasmin Patterson



Jasmin Patterson is a lifelong Christian music fan passionate about helping others connect with Christ. She lives in Kansas City, serves in college ministry, and runs a blog to help seekers and believers discover and live biblical Christianity.

Katie Donovan

Community Ambassador



Bradden Ford

NRT Database Manager / Contributor


Bradden Ford is a Christian music junkie charged with maintaining NewReleaseToday's new release database of artists and releases. He lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Ryan Adams

Contributor (Rock Reporter)


Ryan Adams lives in Montana with his family. He works as a professional game master and loves his spoiled rotten dog.

Dwayne Lacy

Contributor (Gospel Reporter)


Dwayne Lacy is a long-time history teacher in Houston, Texas. He also has a passion for diversity in unity in music and the church.

Brendan Burke

Social Media Manager


Brendan Burke is NRT's Social Media Manager who loves interacting with others about Christian music. He's a big lover of sports and social media. He currently resides in Michigan with his family.

Isabella Nantes



Isabella Nantes is in her third year of college and recently joined the NRT Staff as a writer. She loves God and the way Christian music connects people to Him.

Tommy G



Tommy G is from Manchester, New Hampshire, and has been in the Christian music industry since 2003. He is a new artist scout, a DJ, and the executive producer of The Revolution Show.

David Dizon

NRT News Contributor



Janice Rigel

NRT News Contributor



Crystal Ascenzo

NRT News Contributor



Felicia Holt

NRT News Contributor



About NewReleaseToday

Our History:

NewReleaseToday and its associated brands exist to inspire, inform and encourage people by sharing the art, Gospel message, and ministries of Christian artists and creatives with a growing spirit of excellence.

Our History:

NewReleaseToday–originally known as–went online in August of 2002 with one goal in mind: to inform Christian music fans of new releases every single week.

Originally developed as an online resource to let people know about album release dates each week, the site grew beyond the confines of its industry-leading Tuesday updates, branching out into radio, daily news updates, live broadcasts and even touring and fan experiences at concerts.

When the music industry shifted from a Tuesday release day in the U.S. to a Friday global release day, NRT shifted to reflect that change and its new focus on daily content for the Christian music fan, rebranding as NewReleaseToday on June 5, 2015–in advance of the July 10, 2015 change.

NRT is dedicated to introducing people to as much Christian music as possible through daily updates as well as sending its growing community an email newsletter every Friday. The site also keeps an up-to-date list of upcoming releases.

The NRTeam, an unique online community for NewReleaseToday, was introduced in June 2007 along with a complete site redesign. NRTeam members can connect with each other, post their own blogs, add artist and author profiles, music and book reviews, music videos, song lyrics and more, all while earning NRT Points for FREE prizes and music!

The NRTeam complements a staff team made up of volunteer writers, photographers and other content providers, who hail from every corner the United States and even Canada.

Even as NewReleaseToday has grown into the largest Christian music site online, the energy and focus has stayed the same: sharing with people what's new in Christian music.

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