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Matt Redmond: 'Gracefully Broken'

Music Video January 11, 2018

Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, singer, songwriter and author now based in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom. An artist for sixstepsrecords, he is also a member and trustee of Compassionart, a charity founded by fellow musician Martin Smith. He has been involved in a number of events for the Passion Conferences and worked with Hillsong London.


'Morning Has Broken' by MonaLisa Twins

Music Video December 28, 2017

The MonaLisa Twins are 23-year-old twins Mona and Lisa Wagner. The young 60’s-influenced band based in Liverpool, UK, started out releasing covers, eventually releasing original songs leading to five albums and millions of YouTube views.


Love: The Piano Guys play 'Angels We Have Heard on High'

Music Video December 21, 2017

The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where in 2010 they began posting piano and cello compositions combining classical, contemporary, and rock and roll music, accompanied by professional-quality videos. In August 2016 the group surpassed one billion views on their YouTube channel, which at that time had nearly 5 million subscribers.


Peace: 'Silent Night' by King's College Choir

Music Video December 07, 2017

On Christmas Eve in 1818, a blizzard stranded the tiny village of Ogledorf nestled in the Austrian mountains. That same day the people of St. Nicholas' church found their organ broken. So the priest and organist began composing a song that could be sung without an organ yet beautiful enough to express their Christmas joy.


Hope: Tasha Cobbs sings 'O Holy Night'

Music Video November 30, 2017

Tasha Cobbs was born Natasha Tameika Cobbs, on July 7, 1981, in Jesup, Georgia. Her parents are Bishop Fritz Cobbs (1954–2014) and Lady Bertha Cobbs. She grew up in the church at Jesup New Life Ministries, which her parents led. These worship services are where she started singing, from her childhood and into her young adult years.


'Pure Religion' by Liz Vice

Music Video November 16, 2017

Elizabeth Lorraine Vice is an American gospel music recording artist and musician from Portland, Oregon. Her music career started in 2015, with the studio album, There's a Light, with Ramseur Records.


'Love Has A Name' by Jesus Culture

Music Video November 09, 2017

Jesus Culture Music is the music label for the Jesus Culture Ministry. Its albums feature the worship of the Jesus Culture band, performing a mix of original and cover songs. Youth worship leaders Kim Walker-Smith, Melissa How and Chris Quilala, long active with the youth group at Bethel Church in Redding, became the core of the Jesus Culture band. Jesus Culture states the purpose of music in their movement is to "ignite revival in the nations of the earth; to compel the Body of Christ to radically abandon itself to a lifestyle of worship; to encounter His extravagant love and raw power."


'Prove It' by David Crowder

Music Video November 02, 2017

Few artists have been more successful at blurring musical boundaries than David Crowder. The "Prove It" video is a recent release. Historical facts about the broken chains at the feet of the Statue of Liberty follow the lyrics.


'He Will' by Ellie Holcomb

Music Video October 26, 2017

Elizabeth "Ellie" Holcomb is an American CCM-folk singer-songwriter raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father is noted music producer Brown Bannister, and she was a member of Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, whose frontman is her husband, Drew.


'Hills and Valleys' by Tauren Wells

Music Video October 12, 2017

Tauren Gabriel Wells is an American Christian rock and pop artist and the former frontman for the American Christian pop rock band, Royal Tailor, which produced two albums over a five-year career. The band garnered two Grammy nominations and a New Artist of the Year award from the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards.


'Unconditional' by Urban Rescue

Music Video October 05, 2017

“Unconditional” performed live in Los Angeles from Urban Rescue’s City Sessions album. Urban Rescue is an American Christian music electropop group from Los Angeles, California, that plays Christian pop, Christian EDM and contemporary worship music.


'Mountaintop' by The City Harmonic

Music Video September 28, 2017

The City Harmonic is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 2009 after having served together as the house worship band for an inter-denominational "worship and mission" event for students in Hamilton, Ontario. Here they perform "Mountaintop" live at the Relevant Magazine studio.


Desperation Band: 'Take Me to the River'

Music Video September 14, 2017

Desperation Band was first formed in 2001, when New Life Church pastor David Perkins suggested that Jon Egan, Jared Anderson and Glenn Packiam play together with their bands at the first Desperation Conference. Held annually in June and July, Desperation Conferences draw thousands of college and high school students.


Hillsong Young and Free: 'When the Fight Calls'

Music Video September 07, 2017

Young & Free is a collective of young people who come together to make music for youth and young adults everywhere. With hearts to bring truth to this generation, they sing passionately of their belief grounded in the love, grace and freedom found in having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Their dream is that through the message that they bring, people everywhere would discover the very reason that they were created.


'Glorious Day' by Passion

Music Video August 24, 2017

"We believe God is calling out a generation of college students committed to the glory of His name in all things. God longs to bring awakening to every campus, mobilizing the students of today to finish the task of global evangelization in this generation. God is calling us out for this purpose, in this moment, for His renown." -Passion


'I Got Saved' by Selah

Music Video August 10, 2017

Selah is a contemporary Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and sold more than 4 million album and single units combined.


Playing for Change: 'Down by the Riverside'

Music Video August 03, 2017

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.


Andrew Marcus: 'Glory To His Name'

Music Video July 27, 2017

Andrew Mark Marcus is a Canadian worship musician. He has released five studio albums, "Salvation and Glory" (2007), "Emptiness Speaks Volumes" (2009), "Our Conversation Behind the Veil" (2011), "When Winter Falls Summer Springs" (2013) and "Constant" (2016).


'Change the World' by Derek Minor

Music Video July 20, 2017

Derek Johnson, Jr., better known by his stage name Derek Minor and former stage name PRo, (born December 16, 1984) is an American Christian hip hop artist, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and screenwriter.


Hillsong United: 'Heart Like Heaven'

Music Video July 06, 2017

As the sun set over the Sea of Galilee we captured this song: The beauty and the surrealism of the moment, we hope, is compared to our hearts towards heaven. In moments where we have no words, we can sing Holy. --Hillsong United


'Go' by Darlene Zschech

Music Video June 29, 2017

Australian Darlene Zschech is acclaimed all over the world as a composer, worship leader, pastor and speaker, most notably for her involvement in the music from Hillsong Church, Sydney over many years.


We Are Messengers: 'Point To You'

Music Video June 23, 2017

We Are Messengers is an Irish worship band from Monaghan, Ireland, and they formed in 2015, with vocalist Darren and Heidi Mulligan. Their first studio album, "We Are Messengers," released in 2016, with Word Records and Curb Records.


'I'm Still Here' by Mandisa

Music Video June 15, 2017

Mandisa Lynn Hundley, known professionally as Mandisa, is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her career began as a contestant in the fifth season of American Idol, in which she finished in ninth place.


All Sons and Daughters: 'This My Inheritance'

Music Video June 08, 2017

All Sons & Daughters is an American Christian worship music duo, who perform in the styles of acoustic and folk music, originating from Franklin, Tennessee. The group's leads are Leslie Anne Jordan on vocals and guitar and David Alan Leonard on vocals and piano. They are worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin, which is a non-denominational church.


'Home' by Chris Tomlin

Music Video June 01, 2017

Christopher Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist, worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, who has sold nearly 30 million records. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church.


Elevation Worship: 'Yours (Glory and Praise)'

Music Video May 25, 2017

Elevation Worship is a contemporary worship music band from Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band's main vocalists are Chris Brown, Mack Brock, London Gatch, Jane Williams, Jenna Winders Barrientes and Jonsal Barrientes, as well as many other contributing musicians and vocalists.


Aaron Shust: 'Lead On' (King Eternal)

Music Video May 18, 2017

Aaron Shust is an American contemporary Christian music artist on the Centricity Music label. Shust was named the Songwriter of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards of 2007, and his song, "My Savior My God", received the Song of the Year award.


Jaci Velasquez: 'God Who Moves The Mountains'

Music Video May 11, 2017

Jacquelyn "Jaci" Davette Velasquez is an American actress and Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer and songwriter, performing in both English and Spanish. Velasquez has sold almost five million albums worldwide,[1] recorded three Platinum and three Gold albums, and recorded 16 singles that hit No. 1 plus six more that entered the top 10. She has received seven Dove Awards.


Hillsong United: 'Say The Word'

Music Video May 04, 2017

"Say The Word" is from "Empires," the fourth studio album from Australian contemporary worship music band Hillsong United, a worship band from Hillsong Church. The album was released on May 26, 2015.


'Start a Fire' by Unspoken

Music Video April 20, 2017

Unspoken is an American Christian band composed of Mike Gomez, Jon Lowry, Chad Mattson, Ariel Munoz, and the newest member, pianist Don Eanes.


For King and Country: 'No Turning Back'

Music Video March 30, 2017

"The power of music can impact our mood, emotions, our day. But when you merge the strength of music with the heart, hope and passion of the Gospel... it has the ultimate power not only to change someone's day, but to impact them for eternity. This is why we write music and sing songs - we hope that people will be moved, encouraged and stirred to live a life for Someone greater than themselves." --For King and Country


Jason Gray: 'Remind Me Who I Am'

Music Video March 23, 2017

Jason Gray was born and raised in Southwestern Minnesota where he spent six years in youth ministry before going into full-time music ministry in 1999 as an independent artist. He lives near the Twin Cities area.


'Never Stop' by Urban Rescue

Music Video March 16, 2017

Urban Rescue is a revival band from Los Angeles and the first ever act signed to Rend Family Records – a partnership between Irish celebration band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group. Fronted by Jordan Frye, Urban Rescue is on a mission to inspire the next generation of believers to see their churches, communities and cities awakened by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Tenth Avenue North: 'I Have This Hope'

Music Video March 09, 2017

Tenth Avenue North is an American contemporary Christian music band from West Palm Beach, Florida that takes its name from an east-west road in Palm Beach County. The group was formed while members attended Palm Beach Atlantic University. "I Have This Hope" is from their album "Followers," released in September 2016.


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