NewReleaseToday.com (NRT) is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout the month of July with special editorial and features, playlists, and 20 days of $20 gift cards, culminating in a $200 giveaway from our sponsor, Sweetwater.com. Fans can enter the contest every weekday in July, here.
The site, first launched as NewReleaseTuesday.com back in 2001, has become an industry-leading portal for fans to discover what's new in Christian music. Since its inception, the site has welcomed 61 million visitors who have accessed over 106 million pages of content as NRT has introduced hundreds of new and developing artists alongside every major artist in Christian music.
"In the past two decades, the music industry has seen seismic shifts not only in overall style and production but also in how Christian music fans have consumed the content," shares NRT founder, Kevin McNeese. "Technology has been pushing things forward at a rapid pace and we have always strived to be at the forefront of technology. We are taking that passion into the next decade and we continue to innovate, play and develop a platform that will always point to God, Biblical values and artists from every genre that the entire family can enjoy."
A handful of those artists recently contributed to a short, 6-minute video giving NRT a 20th Anniversary shout-out. Steven Curtis Chapman, Sidewalk Prophets, Austin French, Hope Darst, Manic Drive were a few of the many who participated.
"Christian music changed my life back when I was 14 and in high school," concludes McNeese. "It has had a major impact in all of our contributors and behind every visitor is a story of a song that has healed, helped, and challenged in some way. Music is so powerful. When we combine that with the truth of God's word and His unending promises, it's life-changing, and it's been an absolute honor to have a front-row seat to that process from all corners for two decades. I can't wait to see what God is cooking up next."