NRT Christian Music News Update
Finding Favour Included In Apple's A-List Playlist
NRT News Roundup, July 3, 2015

Finding Favour Included In Apple's A-List Playlist

Posted: July 03, 2015, 12:00 AM | Category: General
Artist Tags: / Sanctus Real / Skillet / All Things New / Finding Favour / Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers / Chris August / Jonny Diaz / Falling Up / Parachute Band / Donnie McClurkin / Tedashii
Source: Staff Reports

Here's what's happening TODAY in Christian music...

1. Matt Hammitt shocked the Christian music world yesterday when he announced that he's leaving Sanctus Real in order to better live out the words of his song "Lead Me" by being home with his family. The band, however, asks for prayer and aims to continue on.

2. Jonathan Chu, the violinist for Skillet, went to pick up his lawnmower from the repair shop and the clerk complimented him on his shirt--which of course, said Skillet on it. If only he knew...

3. Garrett Hornbuckle from All Things New doesn't just make music for his own band. This week he spent some time writing songs for a couple of country artists in Nashville.

4. Apple's all-new music streaming service, Apple Music, debuted this week, and Finding Favour was excited to be included in the first-ever playlist of Christian music curated by Apple, called the A-list. Their song "Cast My Cares" was the opening song on the playlist.

5. He's no longer part of tobyMac's Diverse City Band, but it looks like Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers has found a new family as a part of the Capitol Christian artist roster. Congratulations, Mr. Talkbox!

6. Chris August did a mashup of past and present pop pearls "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC and "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift. So there's that. It's on his YouTube.

7. Jonny Diaz just played his daughter, Charlie Grace, one of his new songs, and then she spit up everywhere. Dad is trying to figure out just what that means.

8. They've been going out of business for a while now, but at least for today, we get to enjoy some new music from Falling Up. This week their House Full of Caverns album released on Amazon.
Quotes (3)

1. "When you have the love of Christ in you, that becomes the energy and the space where you become unstoppable." - Omega Levine, formerly of Parachute Band

2. "Just like any battle, it's a huge benefit to know your enemy. And in our case, our enemy, the devil, has already been defeated." - Donnie McClurkin

3. "The power of grace is mind blowing. Grateful for what I do not deserve, and at times, understand." - Rapper Tedashii

For more quotes from your favorite Christian artists, click here.


More Christian Music News Headlines View All News Add News


Blanca Receives Tecla Award Nomination for Her Impact on Social Media
Friday, October 18, 2019
Sarah Reeves Returns with Revealing New Song 'Anxious'
Friday, October 18, 2019
Nashville Life Music Releases New Single with Aaron Cole
Friday, October 18, 2019
Jesus Culture's Bryan & Katie Torwalt Release New Album 'Anticipation'
Friday, October 18, 2019
NewReleaseToday Premieres New Out of The Dust Music Video
Friday, October 18, 2019
Vive Worship of Vive Church Releases Debut Full Length Live Album
Friday, October 18, 2019
Travis Greene Releases New Track and Video 'Respond'
Friday, October 18, 2019
Anthony Brown & group therAPy Drops Highly Anticipated 4th Album '2econd Wind: Ready'
Friday, October 18, 2019
Bethel Music's Kalley Debuts Lead Single, Music Video Today
Friday, October 18, 2019
View All News

Christian Music, Facebook Christian Music, Twitter Christian Music, YouTube Christian Music, Instagram

Christian Music

©2019 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.



Discover New Artists
New This Week
Coming Soon
NEW! PodCasts
Free Music
Album Reviews


New Music
Movies / Media


Music Videos


Concert Reviews
We Love Awards


Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
New Music Email


Music Studies
Artist Training