Worship Central follows their critically acclaimed album LET IT BE KNOWN with the release of the live recording SET APART. In SET APART, Worship Central brings a new set of songs written in and for the Church. Based in London, Worship Central is a worship training school founded by Holy Trinity Brompton, the church that developed the global evangelistic phenomenon known as the ALPHA Course. The Worship Central team includes Tim Hughes (Happy Day, Here I Am to Worship), Ben Cantelon (Savior of the World, Love Came Down), Luke Hellebronth (Spirit Break Out) and Nikki Fletcher (All Glory, Dry Bones).
Integrity Music is honored to announce that its artists and albums received 13 nominations for the 11th Annual Premios Arpa® (“Harp Awards”), the premier Christian music awards for Latin America. This includes multiple nominations for artists Danilo Montero, Jacobo Ramos and Planetshakers.
With six nominations for his album La Carta Perfecta (The Perfect Letter), Danilo Montero leads the list of nominees. The album contains both original songs as well as Spanish covers of popular songs and was recorded at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, where Danilo serves as pastor of the Hispanic congregation. For his work on La Carta Perfecta, Danilo was nominated for Song of the Year (for “Mi Dios Es Refugio”), Best Male Vocalist, Producer of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Music Video (for “Mi Dios Es Refugio”) and Best Live Album.
Puerto Rico based artist Jacobo Ramos received three nominations for his latest album, Días Extraordinarios (Extraordinary Days). Produced by Jacobo and Onís Rodriguez, the project features 13 songs that emphasize God’s power and grace in the lives of believers. Danilo’s nominations were for Song of the Year (for “Tu Gracia Es Suficiente”), Best Male Vocalist and Producer of the Year.
Melbourne, Australia’s Planetshakers band received their first-ever Premios Arpa® nominations for their first Spanish language recording, Nada Es Imposible (Nothing is Impossible). The project is a collection of Spanish versions of the band’s most well known songs including the title track along with “Endless Praise” and “The Anthem.” Planetshakers’ nominations include Best Album by a Group or Duo, Rock Album of the Year and Producer of the Year.
In addition, Integrity Music’s Canta Al Señor, a collection of 15 well-known songs of praise and worship created especially for children, was nominated for Best Children’s Album. The project is the latest release from Integrity’s trusted, million-selling “Shout Praises Kids!” series of audio and video products.
This has been an extraordinary season for Integrity Music’s Spanish language projects. Earlier in the year, Jacobo’s Días Extraordinarios and Danilo’s La Carta Perfecta each received Dove Award nominations in the category of Spanish Language Album of the Year. Danilo also received his second nomination to the Latin Grammy Awards for La Carta Perfecta in the category of Best Christian Album.
The Premios Arpa® was established in 2002 by the National Academy of Christian Music and Arts as the first association created to support the Spanish/Latin Christian music and arts. The 11th Annual Premios Arpa® ceremony will be held December 13th in Mexico City, Mexico. For more information please visit: www.premiosarpa.com
Martin Smith is best known as the foreman, co-founder and primary songwriter for the ground-breaking modern worship band Delirious? After almost 20 years of spreading a new sound of worship with Delirious? Martin has recently experienced a reinvigorated season of living in community. And it is this new season that has birthed an all-new collection of songs that speak of personal revival. BACK TO THE START springs from a man refreshed and reconnected with Jesus and with his local Church body.
London’s Worship Central return this fall with a new live recording that boldly reminds believers that they are Set Apart for the Kingdom of God. The14-track album releases globally on October 27 through Integrity Music with availability in retail stores and through all major digital service providers including iTunes and Amazon.
Set Apart is a passionate follow-up to Worship Central’s critically acclaimed album Let It Be Known, which was described by Worship Leader magazine as a “must have” and tapped as the magazine’s No. 1 “Editor’s Pick” for worship albums in 2013.
With Set Apart, Worship Central director Tim Hughes (“Here I Am To Worship”) and team members Ben Cantelon (“Love Came Down”), Nikki Fletcher (“All Glory”), and Luke Hellebronth (“Spirit Break Out”) deliver a new set of songs written both in and for the Church. The album also features guest co-writers including Dove Award nominee Benji Cowart and GRAMMY Award nominee Jason Ingram.
The resulting tracklist takes listeners from joy-filled praise to intimate moments of worship with songs like “Stand Up,” a rousing call for unity, and the promise-filled “Dead Things To Life.” The song “Enough Light” is a faith-building, slow burning anthem of encouragement while the songs “Let Go” and “The Way” are fuel for the journey, and the title track reminds believers that they are “Set apart for our God above, set apart for the One we love.”
The album ends with the ideal benediction, the prayerful song “Singing Over Us,” a nod to Zephaniah 3:17, followed by the spontaneous worship song, “Wide Open Spaces,” led by Tim Hughes. As the album closes, listeners hear Hughes declaring: “God is calling us to be his good news, God is calling us to be his love to a broken world… to a fatherless generation.”
Worship Central have released two videos from the live recording of Set Apart through YouTube, with the title track available at “Set Apart” and the radio single available at “The Way”. They will share these songs and others from Set Apart and their previous albums at the 2014 Worship Central conference slated for October 31-November 1 at Central Hall Westminster. The event, which offers a variety of workshops from the Worship Central training team, also features guest speakers and worship leaders Martin Smith, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Louie Giglio, Jake Isaac and Mike Pilavachi. Additional information, including registration details, is available at http://www.worshipcentral.org/events.
Worship Central is a movement to train, equip and resource worship leaders, musicians and worshippers. Since its launch in 2006 under the auspices of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), the church that developed the groundbreaking “Alpha Course,” tens of thousands of people have attended training events on three continents, and hundreds of thousands have visited Worship Central’s website for practical resources. Tim Hughes writes, “…there’s a real need to train worship leaders spiritually, practically and with good leadership skills. Our passion is to see the worship life of the local church around the world explode.”
Additional information, including details related to Worship Central’s conference and free online resources, is available at http://www.worshipcentral.org.
Capturing the energy, excitement and worldwide movement of Melbourne’s Planetshakers Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers Band releases THIS IS OUR TIME globally through Integrity Music. Recorded at this year’s annual Planetshakers Awakening event in Melbourne, the CD/DVD is an anthemic, joy-infused project aimed at empowering the faithful, urging them to seize the day.
With stadium-sized, pulsing drums, a myriad of EDM-inspired keys, a blend of electric guitars and a choir composed of thousands of worshipers in attendance, THIS IS OUR TIME celebrates Planetshakers’ mandate to “empower generations to win generations.”
Joining Planetshakers in that mandate, five-time GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton co-writes for the first time with Planetshakers Band’s worship leader, guitarist and producer, Joth Hunt, worship leader and co-senior pastor, Sam Evans, and other band members. The collaboration led to three stand-out-tracks on THIS IS OUR TIME, including the Jesus-centered worship anthems “Covered” and “Stronger Than A Thousand Seas,” as well as “Water Is Rising,” an impassioned declaration of God’s active presence in today’s world and an invitation to press into His movement.
“We are called to be the person God has created us to be,” says Hunt, explaining the premise behind THIS IS OUR TIME. “To the father or mother, entrepreneur or artist or with whatever unique gifts we’ve collectively been given, we are to share that with the world. This is our time to show the love of Christ to others, to be the servant. This goes deeper than having a good time, it goes beyond having an emotional response. We’re seeing people connect with these songs, being encouraged and challenged by the messages.”
“It’s a very unique time for us in Planetshakers,” adds Evans. “We are seeing this message of hope and action in the new album resonating with people, and seeing firsthand the fruit of that in people’s lives. It’s something that everyone can be a part of, whether here in Australia, in Europe, Asia, the Philippines or the US… all around the world, we’re seeing people step up and worship God in spirit and truth like we’ve never seen before.”
Recently leading over 200,000 at a single event in Asia, Planetshakers also just wrapped a tour of Europe. They return to the US this fall for events including the NC Youth Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on Nov. 7 and the Fusion Conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 14-15. Tens of thousands are already responding to the passionate energy and message of Planetshakers’ new music. People around the world can catch a glimpse of the excitement through the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/planetshakers, where Planetshakers has over 665,000 likes.
In addition to the new THIS IS OUR TIME album, Planetshakers Band has also released its first full-length album in Spanish, Nada Es Imposible (Nothing Is Impossible), and released two 2014 Dove Award nominated projects: Children’s Music Album of the Year nominee Nothing Is Impossible, and the Long Form Video of the Year nominee, Endless Praise, which is available as a CD/DVD. When the Endless Praise album released in March of this year, it became the most downloaded iTunes albums across all genres of music in Malaysia and Singapore, while hitting No. 2 on Australia’s overall chart and No. 1 on the Inspirational chart and top 10 on charts in other countries around the world, including the US.
Former Delirious? frontman, co-founder and primary songwriter, Martin Smith releases Back To The Start, Oct. 21 though Integrity Music exclusively throughout North America. Combining favorites from his 5-star-acclaimed solo debut, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 01, and second, full-length installment, God’s Great Dance Floor, Step 02, the resulting collection reintroduces songs recently heard on Martin’s tour with Bethel Music to North American audiences.
Martin, who also recently recorded and toured with Jesus Culture in North America, is experiencing a musical rebirth following almost 20-years spreading a new sound of worship with the groundbreaking band, Delirious?. The inspired new music has been cultivated in a reinvigorated season of living in community. Back To The Start springs from a man refreshed and reconnected with Jesus and with his local Church body, with songs that speak of personal revival.
“I’ve known Martin since before the Cutting Edge years of Delirious? and his heart has always been to lead people in worship,” says Integrity Music’s Adrian Thompson, Vice President of A&R. “It’s exciting and a pleasure for us, as Integrity Music, to partner with him in taking these songs of worship to the lips of worshipers throughout the world.”
The first radio single from this new collection, “Emmanuel,” was written with Matt Redman and Nick Herbert. At radio now, the song is also featured as a brand new music video from Martin at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfIthMfwlyI.
“On a rough day, I found this promise-filled video so strongly shoring up my faith, and the absolutely terrific voice of Martin Smith, filling my heart with comfort,” comments one fan at the YouTube site. “I tend to forget that the Lord is ‘HERE’ with me every moment, especially when I am down. Joshua 3:10 tells us ‘The Living God is among you’…thank you Integrity Music and Martin for helping me to grasp that.”
“Emmanuel” is one of several anthems on Back To The Start written and recorded with Martin’s extended community of artists/songwriters. The collection also features co-writes with Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Rend Collective Members (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn), Tim Hughes, Reuben Morgan and more.
Back To The Start further features “Song Of Solomon,” a song Martin describes as “one of the most intimate songs I’ve ever written,” a duet with Sarah Bird on “Waiting Here For You,” and vocals from Martin’s daughter Elle-Anna on the bonus track, “God’s Great Dance Floor.” Elle-Anna is further featured in the lead role of Martin’s video, “Back To The Start (God’s Great Dance Floor),” which has received over 725,000 YouTube views. Written by Martin, Nick Herbert and Chris Tomlin, “God’s Great Dance Floor” has sparked a dance-revival among the faithful.
In addition to the music, the Digital Deluxe version of the album features five never-before-released videos, including the “Back To The Start” and “Emmanuel” videos mentioned above, plus “Waiting Here For You,” “Awake My Soul” and “You Are My Salvation.”
The full Back To The Start album track listing follows:
- Back To The Start
- Fire Never Sleeps
- Waiting Here For You (feat. Sarah Bird)
- You Are My Salvation
- Only Got Eyes
- Great Is Your Faithfulness
- Redemption Day
- Awake My Soul
- Song Of Solomon
- Shepherd Boy
- God’s Great Dance Floor (Feat. Elle-Anna Smith) Bonus
Taking these new songs and Delirious? fan favorites on the road, Smith will be hitting 10-cities throughout the UK on “Martin Smith’s God’s Great Club Tour.” For all the latest tour updates and more, go to http://martinsmith.tv.
When Martin and his band Delirious? emerged in the U.S. back in 1997, having already impacted a generation of UK youth with its passionate call for revival, most agree that the modern worship movement officially began. The hope of that movement and the music that came out of it—“I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” “Deeper,” “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?,” “Majesty,” “Shout To The North” and a string of other modern worship standards—has irrevocably changed the landscape of Christian music in North America and around the world. Long before 2009’s farewell concert, RIAA certified Gold-selling and GRAMMY nominated band Delirious? had become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Like their song “History Maker” that landed on 1998’s King of Fools, the band became ‘history makers’ themselves.
Still making relevant music, Martin’s Back To The Start springs from a man revived and excited to once again play a lead role in the ongoing call to worship, a passionate model for young worship leaders of today. For all the latest information on Martin Smith, go to http://martinsmith.tv, @MartinSmithTV and www.facebook.com/martinsmithtv.
Before Amen: A Worship Collection is the music companion to the new book from bestselling author Max Lucado (Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer – Thomas Nelson). Before Amen is Lucado’s most personal and candid book to date. It is written for everyone who wants to pray more, better and stronger, with more fire, faith and fervency. And Before Amen: a Worship Collection is a wonderful backdrop for prayer and personal devotion, offering a track list that perfectly complements the book and featuring artists such as Darlene Zschech, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Michael W Smith, Amy Grant, All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, John Mark McMillan. The songs focus on the majesty of God while also drawing the listener into an intimacy with our Abba Father.
You can purchase a bundle including the Before Amen CD & Book for only $19.99 at IntegrityMusicDirect.com. Click here for details.
“The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart.” – A.W. TOZER
Fascinate features co-writes with Nick Herbert and Jake Isaac. The duet with Jake, mixed by Sam Gibson (Hillsong United / Oceans), mastered by Geoff Pesche (Kylie). With songs that inspire to dance and reflect in equal measure this is an album that expresses the feeling of fascination and exaltation perfectly.
There’s been no greater calling or privilege for Desperation Band than to lead others into God’s presence. Whether at their home church (New Life in Colorado Springs, CO) or at worship events scattered around the globe, their songs are sung by congregators in many nations. This worship project was recorded live at the 2014 Desperation Conference with over 6,000 young people in attendance – all passionately worship the living God and proclaiming that He alone is their banner (Jehovah Nissi). This is a timeless truth that older generations will appreciate and emerging generations need to hear.
DUSTIN SMITH is a Song Writer and Worship Leader, who has a desire to see the nations ignited with a passion for worship. With an unyielding love for God and His people, Dustin has been able to cross denominational lines with his music. His worship music transcends age, race, color and creed and clearly glorifies the Creator.
Recorded live at his home church: World Revival Church in Kansas City, MO, this new recording is co-produced by Michael Farren & Kyle Lee (Michael W. Smith) and features co-writes with Jack Mooring (Leeland) and Michael Farren.
Dustin’s songs have been featured by a variety of artist including, Acquire the Fire, New Life Church, Aaron Shust and Michael W. Smith who recently recorded “The One that Really Matters/(Chaotic Love)” featuring Kari Jobe, and You Are the Fire, both of which are featured on Michael’s most recent release.
Dustin continues to be connected to a local church and is continually inspired by his Pastor, the congregation that he worships with, and his own personal journey with God. His songs range from adoration to warfare, but the message is the same; the Lord alone is worthy of praise!