This week we have one final Christmas gift for you! Ashes Remain has a Christmas EP out that features 5 tracks: 2 originals, 2 interpretive covers, and a guitar crazy instrumental medley! So to get in the Christmas spirit we are offering you a FREE DOWNLOAD of “Joy to the World” off the album. Enjoy!
And if you like what you hear you can get the album available everywhere digitally!
1. Joy to the World
2. Gift of Love
3. O Holy Night
4. Room for a King
5. Christmas Medley
This week we have another Christmas gift for you! Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning band The Choir has a Christmas EP out titled Peace, Love & Light and we are offering you a FREE DOWNLOAD of “Away In A Manger” off the album. Enjoy!
And if you like what you hear you can get the album ON SALE for ONLY $5.99 on iTunes now through Christmas Day!
1. I Saw Three Ships
2. In The Bleak Midwinter
3. Away In A Manger
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside featuring Leigh Nash
5. Peace, Love & Light
6. Babe In The Straw
There’s just something special about Christmas music. It has the power to evoke the wonder of that miracle in a Bethlehem manger which changed the world forever. The overwhelming feeling of awe inspired by that most sacred gift has informed music for hundreds of years.
Aaron Shust is no stranger to channeling complex emotions into powerful songs. His credits include such modern classics as “My Savior, My God,” which won the Dove Award for Song of the Year in 2007, and also earned Shust two other Dove Awards for Songwriter and New Artist of the Year. He’s buoyed the hearts of believers with such songs as the 14-week No. 1 hit, “My Hope Is In You, “Give Me Words To Speak,” “To God Alone” and “God of Brilliant Lights.” Now Shust turns his creative attention to that holy night in Bethlehem with his powerful new Christmas collection, Unto Us. His goal was to create an album that sounds ancient yet modern and above all, sacred. He accomplishes that with a stunning collection of songs that fuse the original with the familiar. “I wanted to take people back to that night,” Shust says of celebrating Jesus’ birth through music.
We wanted to give you a little preview of his Christmas album Unto Us, so this week we are offering a free download of his song “Rejoice.” If you like what you hear, be sure to check out the rest of the album available everywhere now!
Not only are we offering a free song download we’re also giving ONE of our LUCKY FREECCM READERS a chance to WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY of the album. Want to be entered to win? Check out the widget below, complete the different entry options and you’ll be automatically entered to win! Good luck!
Need some new ideas for Christmas albums to purchase this season for your collection? We’ve got just the one for you. Visible Music College is set to release their compilation album, A Visible Christmas Vol. 3 November 25 via major digital retailers. Using their unique gifts to bring glory to our Savior, Jesus Christ, the artists featured on A Visible Christmas Vol. 3 usher in the season with brand new original songs for Christmas and fresh takes on traditional favorites. This is a holiday record that will surprise you – seamlessly mixing standards (like Banyan Days’ folk take on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”) and what are sure to become new favorites (like the playful punk of Eleutheria’s “Childhood Dreams (Toyland)”), Madison Line has created a compilation both classic and contemporary, showcasing its artists at their best.
Other artists featured on A Visible Christmas Vol. 3 include Holly Hartman, Andrew Smith & Jordan Hays (whose debut release with Visible Worship was hailed by Worship Leader Magazine as one of “the best college releases of 2014”), and Independent Country Music Association Award Winner Jason Lee McKinney.
The release of the record comes in conjunction with Visible Music College’s Rock’n'Roll Christmas Show happening Dec. 5 at The Cannon Center in Memphis, TN featuring each artist from the EP along with additional artists from Visible Music College and the Memphis area.
The album won’t be available until Nov.25, but this week we have a special preview for you. Enjoy a free download of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” from Visible Music College band Banyan Days off the album A Visible Christmas Vol. 3. And be sure to pick up the album next week when it’s available everywhere digitally!
Happy Music Monday! Today is release day for Phillips, Craig & Dean’s newest album Above It All and we are celebrating with a free download off the album.
Few songwriters cultivate more fertile creative soil when crafting a new album than Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Juggling dual vocations as both pastors and recording artists for more than two decades, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean have created an impressive body of work inspired by what God is doing in their lives and their respective churches. That legacy of faith-fueled music continues on the trio’s fourteenth album, Above It All.
“The songs are usually things that come out of our hearts as pastors,” Phillips shares. “All three of us serve fulltime as lead pastors, and sometimes the people sitting in the pews form what God’s trying to say to you.”
“I think the songs on this album are some of the best we’ve ever written,” Craig adds. “It seems like we all really hit this grace place, with inspiration really pouring through us, and I praise God for that.”
The album title, Above It All, comes from the soaring anthem “High Above it All.” “We fell in love with the message of the song,” Craig says. “No matter what circumstances we are walking through, there is a God who is unsurprised by what we’re facing. Everything around us is topsy-turvy. You look on the news and there’s ISIS, economic issues, domestic abuse, marriages in trouble and so many things are happening. You can start feeling like, ‘Man, this is really headed the wrong direction,’ and in many ways it is, but this song encourages believers to look up as Isaiah did. That’s really the principle here. The Lord is high above it all. It’s a great message that we need to be reminded of.”
Get their song “Throne of Praise” as our download of the week. We hope you enjoy and will check out the rest of the album available everywhere NOW!
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This year we introduced you to singer/songwriter from the UK Ian Yates and offered a free download of his song “Freedom Song” off his new album DNA. Ian is involved in a new project that we are so excited to share with you called Collective Voices: Vol. I and it’s available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Noistrade & Bandcamp right now!
The Collective presents its debut release, Collective Voices: Volume I, a compilation of new UK grassroots worship music from a selection of up and coming songwriters.
Born from a shared vision to pour into worship in the United Kingdom, The Collective has formed to offer a platform for the expression of creative worship across the country, to raise up future generations of passionate, nation changing worshippers. Through retreats, conferences collaborations and sharing experiences, The Collective draws together creatives to build relationships and form connections in order to equip and inspire one another and ultimately create drawing on each person’s unique journey of faith.
This debut release demonstrates the strength of The Collective community, with offerings from worship leaders across the UK. For some, this is their debut release, whereas others have been releasing music in their own rights for many years, but The Collective has brought them together for the first time on this 10-track digital EP release.
1. Christ In Me – Ian Yates (Taken from DNA)
2. Millions Words – Matt Hill (www.matthillmusic.co)
3. Gravity – The Bright Expression (http://thebrightexpression.com)
4. Cry Holy – Ryan-Baker Barnes (Taken from The Deepest Part)
5. Hope Glory – Anchor Music (Taken from Hope of Glory EP)
6. At The Foot of The Cross – Jonny Sheperd (Taken from The Sun & The Satellites)
7. Rocks – Lucy Grimble (Taken from Come and Breathe)
8. Abba (Live) – Anchor Music (Taken from My Hope Is In You)
9. Tightrope – Kanyons (https://soundcloud.com/kanyonsmusic)
10. Jacobs – Andy Smith (http://facebook.com/andysmithworship)
Happy Fall FreeCCMers! I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE the fall season. It gets me excited because it’s finally getting cooler outside (sweater weather!), pumpkin spice lattes are back, and football season is here. To celebrate the season, we have a special treat for you this month. We are giving away 10 FREE songs from some of today’s top Christian artists including MercyMe, Phil Wickham, The Afters, Hawk Nelson, and more. We appreciate you allowing us to share our updates with you each week, and we hope you enjoy the tracks.
Download Sampler Tracklisting:
01. Anthony Evans “Somebody To Call Home”
02. Citizen Way “Fall Like The Rain”
03. Fellowship Creative “Always Been About You”
04. Hawk Nelson “Outside The Lines”
05. Mercyme “Burn Baby Burn”
06. Phil Wickham “The Ascension”
07. Shane & Shane “I Came Alive”
08. The Digital Age “Overcome”
09. The Afters “Moments Like This”
10. Sara Groves “When The Saints”
PJ Anderson is a Christian singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. PJ has a unique ability to connect with his listener. He can write songs that touch those places deep down in your heart where joy and pain reside in harmony. His heartfelt lyrics strike a chord and draw out those emotions that are waiting to be uncovered. His worship opens hearts to the love of the Lord and helps every worshipper enter into the presence of Our God.
PJ learned to play guitar from a nun, Sister Charita in 5th grade. He landed a role in the high school musical, Grease and started a band in college that opened up doors to writing his own songs. After college, he was a Youth Minister and played in worship bands until he made the move from Chicago to Nashville. PJ now travels the country inspiring youth, playing concerts, leading worship at conferences and retreats and encouraging youth through his prayerful form of worship. Most notably, PJ has led music at a Mega Workshop at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in 2013 as well as leading worship at Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC) for the past 6 summers. He and his wife volunteer at their local youth group.
RISE, PJ’s 4th full length album, which is receiving praise and critical acclaim, is releases today October 7, 2014. The first single, Beautiful Mess, debuted at #40 on the iTunes Christian Charts. Gary Miller of WorshipMinistry.com, writes, “Be it the melodies, the lyrics, PJ’s writing style, or a combination of all those things, RISE oozes peace.” He goes on to say that RISE has “very radio-worthy tunes! Go buy this album.”
We are celebrating PJ’s album release week by giving you a preview of his new record. This week enjoy a free download of his song “Your Grace Is Amazing” off his new album RISE. It’s the classic song with a cool new twist in the bridge. If you like what you hear, then be sure to check out the rest of the record available everywhere now!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Noise Trade it’s a website where artists can upload an album, EP, single, or live recording. Within minutes, their content is available for discovery and download. And it’s completely FREE for both artists and fans. It’s a great way to discover new and upcoming artists.
We came across a 6 song sampler from Ellie Holcomb on their site for FREE DOWNLOAD and we wanted to share with YOU as our download of the week. Check it out below and donwload now!
1. Marvelous Light
2. With You Now
3. The Valley
4. Your Love
5. Hung The Moon
6. Anchor of Hope