New Music Friday — Jan. 17, 2020

January 17, 2020


Christian, children/kids; Yancy Ministries — STREAM / BUY single

With boundless energy, a myriad of creative channels, and an unflinching heart for people at every turn, Yancy is rapidly becoming a premiere destination for uplifting entertainment and church resources used all across the globe. With the addition of her Little Praise Party series—now with an app that offers resources in English and Spanish—Yancy Ministries has the church at-large covered and fit for any age to be involved creatively.


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Tap cover to listen to “As For Me” in the ByChristians playlist on your favorite digital service!

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THE KING JAMES BOYS | “Heaven’s Most Wanted List”

Bluegrass, Christian; Morning Glory Music — STREAM / BUY single

Founded in 1994, The King James Boys are an all gospel bluegrass band blending southern gospel harmonies with modern bluegrass sounds. Their 2018 single “Was Nots” landed on the Bluegrass Today Gospel chart for 13-weeks, while “The Master’s Standing By” gave The King James Boys their first #1 radio single in February of last year. “Superwater” followed, by garnering the #1 spot on the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel chart in March 2019.


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Tap cover to listen to “Heaven’s Most Wanted List” in the Bluegrass Sounds playlist on your favorite digital service!

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FLASHBACK | “John Henry Holliday”

Bluegrass; Pinecastle Records — STREAM / BUY single

Flashback—a bluegrass “super-group”—features former members of The 1995 GRAMMY-nominated lineup of J.D. Crowe and the Newsouth. The group features Don Rigsby, Phil Leadbetter, Richard Bennett and Curt Chapman from the original Flashback band. After a 20-year reunion was established in 2015 with the reemergence of J.D. Crowe himself, the group reformed and toured with the original players. In 2016, Crowe went back into retirement and the band now continues with Stuart Wyrick on banjo baritone vocals.


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Tap cover to listen to “John Henry Holliday” in the Bluegrass Sounds playlist on your favorite digital service!

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Country, rock, Americana; CLG Distribution/Eric J. Kinsey — STREAM / BUY single

Taking his queues from an era of American sensibilities only found in the span of the 20th century, Eric Kinsey writes and sings traditional American country music—performing now for over 25 years with no plans to change. Expect a heartfelt appreciation for the things that are timeless: the joy of new love, the ache of loss, and the sober reflection of mistakes that could have been avoided if not for pride.


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Tap cover to listen to “Don’t Mind Me” in the Americana Express playlist on your favorite digital service!

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SHALETTE FREEMAN | “Right on Time”

Gospel, Christian; UOTH Production/Central South Distribution — STREAM / BUY single

From Freeman’s website: Shalette Freeman grew up in a family of singers. Her whole family, including her mom and her aunts, sang in their family church choir. Her mother put Shalette in piano lessons at an early age of six. As a little girl, she grew up listening to Shirley Caesar and The Clark Sisters, and always wanted to be a gospel singer like them. She then joined the children’s choir at her family’s church at the age of twelve.

As Shalette got older, she joined the adult choir with her mother and aunts. They sang at other churches and many engagements around Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. She later joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. But as she grew in Grace and began to form a closer relationship with God, Shalette began to have questions. What was her purpose, her destiny, and her gifts?

“I always heard tunes and songs in my head even at an early age, but I began to hone in on my gifts and began writing songs,” Shalette says. “I later joined the Mt. Zion choir of music and ministry, and learned what it was to really worship God. During my time of worship one night I came up with a song, and said Lord I need your help. The next day I received an email from Eric Copeland, president of Creative Soul Records with an offer to come to his workshop in Nashville, and the rest is history!”

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Tap cover to listen to “Right on Time” in the All Gospel Music playlist on your favorite digital service!

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