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Story behind 'White Dove of the Desert' - Rick Lang

When songs represent actual fact and history, they embody a particular depth not found in those written for love or fiction. In anticipation his new album A Tale to Tell (Dark Shadow Recording, coming 2021), GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Rick…
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Two Years and Two Thousand Miles

Two years ago today, after traveling to the Nashville area—often multiple times a month—for nearly two decades, I was finally able to convince my wife (and her brother, Brandon) that we should call this amazing area our home... So that I…
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WE ARE ONE Releases New Christmas Single, Video

WE ARE ONE, the worship and creative collective of Gateway Assembly from Imlay City, MI, releases this new live-performance music video for their new song, "Baby King (acoustic)." To watch the video, please tap/click "play" in the above image,…

Anya Hinkle releases 'Hills of Swannanoa' video

Asheville-based singer and songwriter Anya Hinkle has released a video for her most recent single, "Hills of Swannanoa," after a premiere by Americana Highways. “‘Hills of Swannanoa’ is the story of the Great Flood of 1916,” the singer-songwriter…

Rel McCoy - 'Getting By' (feat. Moka Only) video

For single number five from album A Different Crown (STREAM/BUY), Rel McCoy represents and keeps it live. This new serving of soul food is essentially a gratitude journal that reads like excerpts of appreciation, lovingly scribed on really fancy…

3 Heath Brothers awarded at Christian Worldview Film Festival

The 3 Heath Brothers, who are quickly becoming rising artists within gospel music, were recognized by the Christian Worldview Film Festival last week, winning the Best Young Filmmaker award for their “Smell of Smoke” video. The video was…

3 Heath Brothers release timely new single, performance video

As part of the next generation of gospel music artists, the 3 Heath Brothers have quickly captured attention with their powerful voices and unmistakable calling to spread God’s word. The trio records music they believe in, with words they…

The Alex Leach Band releases video for 'Take the Long Way Home'

The Alex Leach Band has released a video for "Take the Long Way Home"—the group's debut Mountain Home Music Company single—after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation. Simultaneously thoughtful and jaunty, melodic and philosophical, “Take…

Music video: The Gina Furtado Project - 'The Things I Saw'

The Gina Furtado Project has released a video for "The Things I Saw," the group's latest single, after a premiere by Bluegrass Today. “The Things I Saw”—produced by Thomm Jutz—is a unique blend of driving contemporary bluegrass and…

Music video: Mark Stoffel - 'Shadowbands'

Mandolinist Mark Stoffel has released a video for "Shadowbands" (STREAM/BUY) — his debut Mountain Home Music Company single — after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation. “Shadowbands,” a contemplative, atmospheric composition inspired…

Aaron Burdett releases 'Dirt Poor' video

Aaron Burdett has released a video for his song "Dirt Poor" after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation. The latest single from the award-winning songwriter, "Dirt Poor" is recorded with a lean, yet irresistibly rhythmic acoustic sound. It’s…

Lyric Video: Ray Cardwell - 'Rising Sun'

Ray Cardwell is back with his brand new inspiring single, “Rising Sun.” Co-written by the Missouri native alongside songwriting veteran Louisa Branscomb, the track serves as the first release from the forthcoming Bonfire Music Group project,…