Christian Music Monthly: March

Third Day, along with touring partner Chevrolet, recently wrapped
the “American Revolution” Third Day Live Tour campaign by giving away
a 2005 Chevy Cobalt to Third Day fan Kelly Sherritt. “Chevrolet is
excited to partner with Third Day in a way that makes the ultimate
connection between one of their fans and our newest hot product, the
2005 Cobalt,” stated Tim Hudgens, southeast regional marketing
manager for Chevrolet. “Kelly Sherritt is great representation of the
new face of Chevrolet; young, together, fun-loving and smart. We are
thrilled to add her to the Chevy family.”
Derek Webb tours this month with his wife, singer/songwriter Sandra
McCracken, and Steven Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere). Webb’s first-
ever live DVD, “How To Kill And Be Killed,” releases October 11,
2005. The DVD will feature live concert footage as well as a unique
and extensive behind-the-scenes interview with Webb. Favorites such
as “Wedding Dress” and “I Repent” will be featured.
Nichole Nordeman returns on May 24 with “Brave,” her first studio
recording in nearly three years. Nordeman collaborated with producer,
player, and arranger Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Abra Moore, John
Hiatt, Wallflowers, Macy Gray, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch). Says
Nordeman of Joyce, “From the ground up, Jay basically sat me at a
piano in a room and said, `Let’s build this song’…at first it was
pretty intimidating, but once I found my feet, Jay couldn’t shut me
up. I don’t know anyone who has the kind of instincts he does.”

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Audio Adrenaline is currently in the studio finishing work
on “Until My Heart Caves In.” The band’s first new album in over two
years is slated to release this summer.
Shawn McDonald returned to his hometown to record “Live In
Seattle,” due in stores this April 26. Captured during a concert at
Mars Hill Church in January, the 12-song acoustic set features
McDonald on guitar, Neal Vickers on guitar and cello, background
vocals from Cara Flory, and in-studio contributions from Matt Slocum.
Meanwhile, McDonald’s sophomore studio recording is slated for
release in late 2005.
The Temecula, California rock band The Chemistry will join
Anberlin, A Static Lullaby, The Black Maria and Bleed the Dream on a
national tour starting April 14 in Henderson, Nevada at The Roadhouse
Casino. The Chemistry will release their self-titled debut Razor &
Tie album on April 19, featuring the single “From Within.”
There’s still some time for ministry-minded singers and/or bands to
apply for the Kingdom Bound Compassion International Talent Search,
which has competitions in 10 different American and Canadian cities
throughout April and May. For details, please

Stewart’s goal is to create music that “heals the soul, offers
encouragement, and touches the heart.” His new “Dewfall” CD does just
that with its soothing, ambient tracks. While you’re at it, check out for more of his relaxing spiritual
S/R/E Recordings, a new label, reveals their flagship artist and
album release with the rock band Disciple. Their debut self-titled
project is due in stores June 7. Produced by Travis Wyrick (POD,
Pillar), the album features 14 original songs written by the guitar-
heavy band.
“The Fernando Ortega, Bebo Norman, Sara Groves Tour” launches April
21 in Chattanooga, Tenn., playing major markets including Baltimore,
Washington, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cleveland,
Albuquerque, Ft. Worth, Colorado Springs and more. For the most
updated tour dates, go to
Vicki Yohe, “the white CeCe Winans,” and her husband, Troy Hodges,
just adopted their first child. They spent the last few months
getting to know the mother of the bi-racial child and going through
her pregnancy with her. The baby, Walker Winston Hodges, was born on
Monday, March 28, 2005 in Ohio. “He’s so precious,” Yohe says of the
child. “I thank God for him.”
Quo Vadimus Productions & WCTL Radio present…Steven Curtis
Chapman “All Things New Tour” w/special Guests Chris Tomlin & Casting
Crowns, Friday, April 15th @ 7:30pm Tullio Arena in Erie,
Pennsylvania… Charge tix by phone: (814) 452-4857
Remember Sheila E.? She was Prince’s percussionist, and had a hit
in the 1980’s with “The Glamorous Life.” Well, she loves Jesus, and
recently went on the Sisters in the Spirit tour with Yolanda Adams,
RiZen, Martha Munizzi and Kelly Price. Guess what…Miss E. is working
on a gospel album. It will most definitely feature percussion.
MercyMe gets played on secular “HOT AC” stations. So I emailed my
local HOT AC station and said, “What do I have to do to get more
contemporary Christian music artists played on your station?” and
here’s the response I got: “Mark- Thanks for listening to some songs
for us! If you are trying to get Christian music mainstream, contact
the record labels and have them try to send over singles that would
be good for HOT AC stations. Maybe in the future more Christian music
will be mainstream; it takes time.” –Sarah Seymour, WTSS Morning
Show Producer/ Website Coordinator, 500 Corporate Parkway, Suite 200,
Buffalo, N.Y. 14226, Website:

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