Here's what's happening TODAY in Christian music...
1. Love & The Outcome has an outcome of their love. The band, made up of husband-and-wife team Jodi King and Chris Rademaker, announced that they're expecting their first child next February. Congratulations!
2. The early bird gets the worm... or the autographed copy of the deluxe edition of tobyMac's This is Not a Test. Toby announced that the first 400 pre-orders would get just that.
3. O.B.B. played for Radio Disney yesterday, and from all accounts, they had a great time. No telling if Mickey was in studio or not.
4. On Friday, Disciple is releasing a "best of" album for 2005 through 2013, and the band will give fans 14 songs, 4 newly recorded acoustic tracks of previous songs, and the full multi-camera film of their set on the Winter Jam West Coast tour in late 2014.
5. It's music video season! Big Daddy Weave, New Empire and The Neverclaim all had video shoots this week. Bonus: The Neverclaim's Jeremiah Carlson had his kids on set during his band's shoot. Both bands had very minimalist videography happening.
6. Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North added a fourth girl to his family. This one's a bit hairier than the others. New dog "Blue" was originally named "Blueberry Pie" by Mike's eldest, but they settled on the simpler nickname. In related news, Mike is realizing how much estrogen is in his life.
7. JJ Heller learned that actress Kate Hudson posted her lyrics to her instagram fans. The lyrics, from "I Dream of You," had about 46,000 likes.
8. Anthony Armstrong--the guitarist for RED--got a brand new guitar to match the vibe and theme of the rock band's new record, Beauty and Rage. It's a black matte guitar with a red maple leaf and red streaks across it. Anthony's pretty excited about his "newest toy."
1. "Rest and refocusing on what is truly important is essential for all of us to do." - Natalie Grant