New Releases–Sept. 30, 2016

Welcome to our New Releases page, where you can get a comprehensive list of everything hitting stores this week from across all genres. We focus on new full length projects music hitting stores and albums available for pre-order. You can purchase them now by clicking on the corresponding iTunes & amazon links. If you don’t see the new release of your choice, click on the iTunes or amazon banner, which will take you to the respective store.

Here’s a look at the latest releases!

FRED HAMMOND: Worship Journal (Live)

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Grammy Award winner and urban worship pioneer Fred Hammond is back with his first live album in nearly 20 years with his new release titled Worship Journal (Live). Recorded earlier this year in Houston, Texas, this 12-track effort is a quick reminder of just how impressive Fred Hammond is in a live setting. Led by the Top 20 single “Father Jesus Spirit”, this project is another great reflection of Hammond’s musical diversity and spiritual sensitivity. Powerful tracks such as “God Is My Refuge”, “One Touch”, and “Let Me Touch The Hem” are certain to become worship favorites, while “Always Praise” and “John 3:16” are certified jams. Don’t miss “Take Care of You” which is Hammond’s dedication to Maurice White of Earth Wind, and Fire. Without question, Hammond has done it again with this new project that will be listed among his best works to date.

Be sure to check out our exclusive FB Live Listening Party for Worship Journal which will give you a look behind the scenes of this new release!!

FRED HAMMOND: Worship Journal (Live)
Purchase Here: | iTunes | amazon |

CHRIS BYRD: Diversified

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Celebrating 25 years in the music industry, Chris Byrd returns with his latest project titled Diversified. An album title that’s befitting his career and musical tastes, the Ohio native lives up to the album’s title presenting music that has influences of quartet, pop, urban, worship, and more. Perhaps best known for his 90’s run with his choir True Victory,  Byrd reconnects with them for the lead single “Reloaded Medley” as they travel through memory lane presenting their biggest hits. Bishop Rance Allen makes a guest appearance on the project, joining Byrd’s daughters, girl group Jurney on the single “Full Bloom”. Sixteen tracks strong, this effort features some of Byrd’s best work and will be an enjoyable addition to your musical library.

CHRIS BYRD: Diversified
Purchase Here: | iTunes | amazon |

SONGFLO CREATIVES: Bring Back The Hymns

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In an era where faith-based music seems to be turning away from the traditional hymn, producer and songwriter Roy Cotton wants to bring attention to the powerful and enduring song. With that said, he gathered an amazing array of singers to present Bring Back The Hymns. This compilation project features revered and popular hymns as “All Hail The Power”, “Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart”, and “Power In The Blood”. Bishop Paul S. Morton & Chrystal Rucker team up on “He Is Lord” while Niya Cotton’s rendition of “Let Us Break Bread Together” is simple yet powerful. This project also features appearances from Kathy Taylor, April Nevels, Candy West, Chester D.T. Baldwin, Judith McAllister, and more.

SONGFLO CREATIVES: Bring Back The Hymns
Purchase Here: | iTunes | amazon |

CROWDER: American Prodigal

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For years, Crowder was the front man for the popular David Crowder Band. Now on his own, he releases his second solo project titled American Prodigal. Deemed by many as his best collection of music to date, Crowder releases a fourteen-track effort that is raw, authentic, gritty, clever, and powerful. He teams with hip hop artists KB and Tedashii and the tracks “Prove It” and “Promised Land” respectively all while keeping his genuine rock and folk vibe. The deluxe version of this project adds three additional tracks for an incredible experience that is sure to keep the nation talking.

CROWDER: American Prodigal
Purchase Here:  iTunes | amazon |

GEI: Bishop J. Drew Sheard Presents…GEI LIVE

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Detroit isn’t just the birthplace of that famed Motown sound but it’s home to some of gospel’s greatest vocalists. It just so happens that a number of them are all found at the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God In Christ. So it makes ALL the sense in the world for that church to release a full length project. Enter the pastor Bishop J. Drew Sheard, who just happens to be the co-creator and head of the label Karew Records and GEI Live is born! Led by the single “Hang On”, the project features appearances from Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Twinkie Clark, and a song with the collective of The Clark Sisters. Add production from J. Drew Sheard II (aka JDS) and Derrick Starks and you have a winning combination!

GEI: Bishop J. Drew Sheard Presents…GEI LIVE
Purchase Here: | iTunes | amazon |

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SINGLES/EPs

christina-just-believeChristina: Just Believe | iTunes | amazon |
Kirk Franklin: 123 Victory Remix (feat. Pharrell Williams) | iTunes | amazon |
Maranda: Power Lord | iTunes | amazon |
Gerald Scott: Jesus On My Side | iTunes | amazon |
Kevon Carter: #BLM | iTunes | amazon |
PJ Morton: Sticking To My Guns EP | iTunes | amazon |
Gawvi: Lost In Hue EP | iTunes | amazon |
Derek Minor: 1014 EP | iTunes | amazon |
Jonathan McReynolds: Sessions EP |iTunes | amazon |
VaShawn Mitchell: Joy | iTunes | amazon |
Bishop Paul S. Morton: Watching Over Me | iTunes | amazon |
Natalie Ragins: Worship & Praise | iTunes | amazon |
Jojo Martin: Run On | iTunes | amazon |
Michael Bethany: God With Us | iTunes | amazon |
Latice Crawford: Diary of a Church Girl | iTunes | amazon |
FLAME & Mike REAL: Revival | iTunes | amazon |
The Peculiar People: Apostolic | iTunes | amazon |
Corey Barksdale: Hello My Name Is…Love (EP) | iTunes |
JCKSN Ave: All These Dreams | iTunes | amazon |
Fern: 68 and Douglas EP | iTunes | amazon |
Jai: Almost There | iTunes | amazon |
Y’Anna: We Need You | iTunes | amazon |
Nia Allen: Holy Spirit | iTunes | amazon |
Gladys Knight: Just A Little (Single) | iTunes | amazon |
Canon: Grateful | iTunes | amazon |
Big Redd: Big Jesus (My God So Big) | iTunes |
Marcus G. Morton: Sovereign | iTunes | amazon |

CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL
NEW RELEASES

Donnie McClurkin-The Journey (Live)Donnie McClurkin: The Journey (Live) | iTunes | amazon |
Howard Gospel Choir: Glorious God | iTunes | amazon |
Candy West: Candy West Live | iTunes | amazon |
Deon Kipping: Something To Talk About
| iTunes | amazon |
Jekalyn Carr: The Life Project | iTunes | amazon |
William Murphy: Demonstrate | iTunes | amazon |
Trisha Alicia: Pieces | iTunes | amazon |
Charles Butler & Trinity: Make It | iTunes | amazon |
Jeff Walthall: More Of You | iTunes | amazon |
Myron Butler & Levi: On Purpose | iTunes | amazon |
Livre: Jericho: Tribe of Joshua | iTunes | amazon |
Viktory: Tomorrow Came | iTunes | amazon |
Thousand Foot Krutch: Exhale | iTunes | amazon |
Shirley Caesar: Fill This House | iTunes | amazon |
Da’ T.R.U.T.H.: It’s Complicated | iTunes | amazon |
Jonathan Nelson: Fearless | iTunes | amazon |
Christon Gray: The Glory Album
| iTunes | amazon |
da-truth-its-complicatedV. George Smith: Hello Beautiful People | iTunes | amazon |
Take 6: Believe | iTunes | amazon |
Kirk Franklin: Losing My Religion |  iTunes | amazon |
William McDowell: Sounds of Revival | iTunes | amazon |
Deitrick Haddon: Masterpiece  | iTunes | amazon |
Travis Greene: The Hill | iTunes | amazon |
James Hall & Worship and Praise: New Era | iTunes | amazon |
Natalie Grant: Be One | iTunes | amazon |
big AL: Leaving Metropolis | iTunes | amazon |
Patrick Riddick & D’vyne Worship: Ready | iTunes  |
Joe Douglass & Spirit of Praise: The Great I Am | iTunes  |
Trinity Dawson: With All I Am | iTunes | amazon |
Jonathan Butler: Free | iTunes | amazon |
Lauren Denise Byrd: Love You 2 Life | iTunes | amazon |
Janice Gaines: Greatest Life Ever | iTunes | amazon |
Terrence J. Dooley & Testimony: Turning Point | iTunes |
Tiff Joy: Tiff Joy | iTunes | amazon |
Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music: Stage Two | iTunes | amazon |
Gerald & Tammi Haddon: #US | iTunes | amazon |
Kim Burrell: A Different Place: | iTunes | amazon |
Various Artists: Gerald “Da Gospel Truth” Jones Presents Independent Spirit, Vol. 1 | iTunes |
Tasha Cobbs: One Place Live | iTunes | amazon |
Kenny Smith: My Life, His LyricsiTunesamazon |

R&B/HIP-HOP/JAZZ/POP
NEW RELEASES

Micki Miller-Summertime ChiMicki Miller: Summertime Chi | iTunes | amazon |
Fantasia: The Definition Of… | iTunes | amazon |
Jacob Collier: In My Room | iTunes | amazon |
BJ The Chicago Kid: In My Mind | iTunes | amazon |
Swift: Higher Learning | iTunes | amazon |
Cory Henry: The Revival | iTunes | amazon |
Chantae Cann: Journey to Golden | iTunes | amazon |
Laurin Talese: Gorgeous Chaos | iTunes | amazon |
Lecrae: Church Clothes 3 | iTunes | amazon |
Justin Bieber: Purpose | iTunes | amazon |
Empire Cast: Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 | iTunes | amazon |
Adele: 25 | iTunes | amazon |
Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams | iTunes | amazon |
Lalah Hathaway: Lalah Hathaway Live |  iTunes | amazon |
Alessia Cara: Know-It-All | iTunes | amazon |
Chris Stapleton: Traveller | iTunes | amazon |
Mint Condition: Healing Season | | amazon |
Justin C. Gilbert: Aligned | iTunes | amazon |
Janet Jackson: Unbreakable | iTunes | amazon |
Andy Mineo: Uncomfortable | iTunes | amazon |
Thi’sl: Heavy Is The Head| iTunes | amazon
Dr. Dre: Compton | iTunes |
PJ Morton & The Crusade: Live Show Killer | iTunes | amazon |
Jill Scott: Woman | iTunes | amazon |
Vivian Green: Vivid | iTunes | amazon |
Joss Stone: Water For Your Soul | iTunes | amazon |
Various Artists: Wondaland Presents: The Eephus EP | iTunes | amazon |
Tori Kelly: Unbreakable Smile | iTunes | amazon |
Bilal: In Another Life | iTunes | amazon |
Shaun Martin: 7Summers | iTunes | amazon |
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest: Sylva | iTunes | amazon |

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