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Monday June 16, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, June 16, 2014
The Joy Ride

Want your children to have an epic Summer? It all starts with 3 little letters…
V.B.S.!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant is an award winning singer and songwriter. She won four consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (2006-2009) at the Dove's and is never far from the top of the charts.  Born in Seattle, she currently lives in Nashville with her Canadian music producer husband, Bernie Herms, and their three daughters which includes a set of twins. 

Beyond her artistry, Natalie Grant is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. Abolition International, which Grant founded in 2005 under the name The Home Foundation, has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight the trafficking of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Natalie is now hosting It Takes A Church on The Game Show Network. This reality dating series lets churches set up their most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, cover them in prayer and then watch their awkward blind dates. Sounds lovely.  

Album: Hurricane  

Twitter: @NatalieGrant  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: It Takes A Church


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

They will speak of the glory of your kingdom; they will give examples of your power. 

Psalm 145:11


Amazing Fact

A baby caribou can outrun its mother at three days old. 


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How many chapters are in the book of Hezekiah?

A: 0. Hezekiah is not a book in the Bible. Congrats to Ken in Mechanicsville, MD!!

Friday June 13, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, June 13, 2014
The Joy Ride

Friday the 13th?!
Eerie-Dramatic-Ominous Music

ARTIST OF THE DAY
City Harbor

Hailing from Nashville, TN, Molly Reed and Robby Earle are City Harbor. Their songs come from a desire to know Christ and to make Christ known to the world around. As they explain, “when we see hurting people, struggling loved ones, and injustice in the world we’re always thinking somebody’s gotta do something but inside we know it has to start with us. All too often we miss the moment to share our faith or show love.”

Molly and Robby were both songwriters for other artists (including Amy Grant) before forming City Harbor. And no - they are not married to each other. In fact, Molly is married to Mike Grayson - lead singer of MIKESCHAIR.

Album: City Harbor  

Twitter: @cityharbor  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Somebody Tell Them (Official Lyrics Video)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

All of your works will thank you, Lord, and your faithful followers will praise you.

Psalm 145:10


Amazing Fact

Bald eagles can swim using a stroke similar to the butterfly stroke.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Where did Job live?

A: Uz. (Job 1)  Congrats to Bruce in Leonardtown, MD!!

Thursday June 12, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Joy Ride

The weekend will be here before you know it!
Don’t miss out on all that’s happening in your community - check out the Joy Notes!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
August Rain

August Rain began as a few song collaborations between drummer Frank Bowen and then guitarist Josh Kirk in 2009. The musical style and easy friendship turned out a stellar independent album, landing August Rain on television and as the opening act for a national tour.

In 2010, Matthew Janzen became the lead singer of August Rain and ultimately that change broadened the musical style of the band - catching the ear of Third Day’s Mac Powell, who sings a duet with Matthew on the band’s latest album.

The unique appeal of the music is its ability to reach people with a spiritual message without invoking a "preachy" style. Their goal is to give the listener an experience that goes beyond the immediate - something that sticks with you and makes you think, but with a smile on your face.

Album: Sanctuary  

Twitter: @artheband  

Instagram: CLICK HERE  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Time


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. 

Psalm 145:9


Amazing Fact

Butterflies taste with their hind feet.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What did Satan inflict upon Job from the top of his head to the bottoms of his feet?

A: Boils. (Job 2)  Congrats to Matthew in Hollywood, MD!

Wednesday June 11, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Joy Ride

Hot enough for you? #Sarcasm

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Mandisa

Mandisa was a fan favorite on Season 5 of American Idol, going to the final rounds despite dealing with some harsh words from the judges about her weight. She has discussed at length in her book Idol Eyes: My New Perspective on Faith, Fat & Fame, that those hurtful words cut deeply, causing a lot of pain and embarrassment.

Now with three GRAMMY nominations under her belt, and four full albums breaking the charts in Christian music - Mandisa is showing the world that Christians are real people - with real problems but who have a REAL Savior.

Her Struggle: On the whole weight thing - Mandisa has lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise!

“A struggle is a struggle, and Jesus is there through it all. He is there in compassion and grace. I have found that what He has spoken to me through these songs has been encouraging and I think that’ll be true for other people who are going through their own hard times,” - Mandisa

Album: Overcomer  

Twitter: @mandisaofficial  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE 
*Mandisa will be singing as a part of this weekend’s Walk The Walk Women’s Conference in Dover & at this Summer's DC fest!

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Video: Stronger (Live in Studio)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. 

Psalm 145:8


Amazing Fact

Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: At the start of the book, how many children did Job have?

A: 10 (Job 1) Congrats to James in Hallwood, VA!

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Top 10 Worship Songs Jesus
by Various | P&W

Reaching
by Kim Dexter | Pop/Rock

The Anthem Of A Desperate Heart (EP)
by Michael James Band | Pop/Rock

VxV
by Wolves At The Gate | Hard Rock/Metal

Measure Of Grace
by The Taylors | Gospel

Love
The Hagees | Country/Southern Gospel

Relentless 4ever (R4) Vol. 2
by Viktory | Rap

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Beloved

Kim Hardee was always singing at churches - whether it was for an Easter cantata or the offertory hymn. But when she met Amy Goins and Denise Clark in Sunday School class at Roswell Street Baptist Church (just outside of Atlanta, GA), the three fused into an inseparable trio! Beloved began as a Southern Gospel group, but morphed into modern worship out of a desire to encourage a more diverse part of the body of Christ.

In 2007, Beloved began hosting an annual womens conference. In 2009, their entrepreneurial spirit led them to develop their own cosmetic line, Beloved Beauty. After a while the group called it quits and moved on with new seasons of life.

Kim Hardee (Gravel) got married and used her experience with Beloved & Beloved Beauty to create Hardee Girl Inc. with her sister and mother. They lead conferences to inspire and encourage women, have a popular cosmetic line and also a TV show on Lifetime.

Kim is Kim of Queens!  Along with her sister Allisyn and mother Jo, they coach young girls for beauty pageants. And with such drama!

Twitter: @Kim_Gravel  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

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Video: Kim of Queens (From Season 1)


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness. 

Psalm 145:7


Amazing Fact

Of all the trees in Australia, 75% are eucalyptus. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: One in four Americans will do this today...What is it?

A: Eat at a fast food restaurant. Congrats to Kersten in Ocean Pines, MD!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who did God present to Satan as a perfect and upright man?

A: Job. (Job 1)  Congrats to Elana in Harrington, DE! 

Monday June 9, 2014

Josh Millwood - Monday, June 09, 2014
The Joy Ride

When the people of God join together, across the lines that divide our churches, then we will see not just revival - but reCreation.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
About A Mile

Jesus carried His cross About A Mile. How far will you carry yours?

The trio of brothers (Adam, Luke & Levi) hail from Butler, Pennsylvania (just outside of Pittsburgh), and can remember embracing their musical instincts as early as they did a devout Christian faith, first modeled by their extremely hard working father, a steel mill staffer who always managed to make ends meet for his family of eight thanks to a firm reliance on the Lord. Their dad would write songs and they would beat on pots and pans and sing along.

Right afters signing with Word Records, lead singer Adam got very sick. He battled illness for months, losing 60 lbs and having to depend on the Lord for everything. He couldn't work, he couldn't sing but he could keep his eyes on Christ. And he did.

This summer the band will release their debut album. Expect big things from these three brothers.

Album: About A Mile (Out July 15th)  

Twitter: @aboutamile  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Satisfied (You Alone)


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Friday June 6, 2014

Adam Riggin - Friday, June 06, 2014
The Joy Ride

May God open your eyes to see His world and all who are in it as He does.

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Andrew Peterson

Discovered by Caedmon's Call, Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter who isn't afraid to challenge the norm. He was nominated for "Country Recorded Songs Of The Year" at the 2004 Dove Awards, even though he's not strictly a country musician. He's spent over a decade touring with artists Caedmon's Call, Derek Webb, Nicole Nordeman, Jill Phillips and other members of the mysterious Square Peg Alliance

Further establishing his artist cred - Peterson is the proprietor of The Rabbit Room - a community of songwriters, authors and artists interested in storytelling, faith and fellowship.

The Writer: As if being an acclaimed singer/songwriter wasn't enough - Andrew Peterson also writes award winning fantasy novels and kids' books!  

Album: Light For The Lost Boy  

Twitter: @andrewpeterson  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Dancing In The Minefields


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.

Psalm 145:5


Amazing Fact

25% of the bones in your body are in the feet.


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Paul tells the Ephesians to walk in goodness, righteousness and truth, as children of what?

A: Light (Ephesians 5)  Congrats to Hunter in Millsboro, DE!

Thursday June 5, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, June 05, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Kutless

This Oregon based rock group is in the midst of a second musical career. After selling nearly 2 million records and touring the world as a preeminent Christian rock quintet, Kutless found a new voice producing quality worship records.

Their first worship album was Strong Tower (2005) - and not only was it a hit with critics and fans, but it revealed the true nature of Kutless' calling - to bring people closer to Jesus. In any industry there is pressure to repeat success and Kutless approached the matter hesitantly. They didn't want to produce another worship record just because everyone loved the first one. The band knew that worship has to be authentic. With much prayer and counsel from their pastors, Kutless have continued to create amazing worship projects; four amazing albums worth!

Of course anyone who has seen Kutless live in concert knows that their worship is … ehem… louder than most.

The Name: Christ took our beating and paid the wages of our sin. Romans 6:23. He took our cuts for us leaving us...Kutless.

Album: Glory  

Twitter: @kutless  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Revelation (A Worship Tutorial)


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Wednesday June 4, 2014

Adam Riggin - Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The Joy Ride

How’s your Summer going, so far?

ARTIST OF THE DAY
The Afters

When The Afters broke out onto the scene, it didn't seem like anything could stop them. Their music was fun, their attitudes were joyful and nothing could slow them down!

But life's circumstances quickly changed everything. After losing their longtime friend and manager to a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, two band members decided to part ways with the band, and then there was a life-threatening car wreck, followed by a new member of the band losing a close friend just one week after joining the group.

It was a rough season of change for The Afters. Holding on to their faith and their passion for making music has kept the band focused throughout the mess of it all. Through the pain, faith grew in abundance and that is definitely the message behind their most recent releases.

Ancient History: The four original members of The Afters met while working at a Starbucks together. The band's original name was Screaming Mimes - then they changed it to Blisse. Thankfully a producer talked them into the The Afters.

TV: The Afters' music has been featured on television shows and promos for shows on almost every major network and various cable shows as well - including Grey's Anatomy, Rachel Ray, Dr. Phil, The Biggest Loser, Army Wives, You Deserve It, October Baby, So You Think You Can Dance, Americas Got Talent, The Hills, The Vineyard and more!

Album: Life Is Beautiful  

Twitter: @theafters  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Light Up The Sky


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure His greatness. 

Psalm 145:3 


Amazing Fact

It costs the United States Mint 2 cents to produce and distribute a penny.


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Over half of us prefer this item over its high tech counterpart. What is it?

A: Paper towels instead of a hand dryer. Congrats to Melissa from Delmar, DE!!


Scriptural Pursuit

Q: What was the name of Aaron's first born son?

A: Nadab. (Numbers 3) Congrats to Jared in Onancock, VA!



 


Tuesday June 3, 2014

Adam Riggin - Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Carry Us Now
by Rush of Fools | Pop/Rock

Unstoppable Love
by Jesus Culture | P&W

Seek You First
by Jordan & Kristin Rippy | P&W

We Win: Live
by Fresh Wind Worship | P&W

Jupiter Bound
by Archers Rise | Pop/Rock

Rough Day
by Katelyn McCarter | Pop/Rock

Glass EP
by Jon Guerra | Pop/Rock

Declaration of Dependence
by Mississippi Mass Choir | Gospel

Gotta Have Gospel Classics
by Various Artists | Gospel

Bold
by Uncle Reece | Rap

WANT MORE? CLICK HERE  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Shane & Shane

Life is a whirlwind for Shane & Shane. After years of recording and touring, both men settled down and started families. The Shanes took on worship leading at their home church and had resigned themselves to just being local musicians and family men. By all accounts, it looked like the ride was over.

But God had other plans. After a season of growing with their church and impacting lives of young people through discipleship - God began to write songs through Shane & Shane once again. Really good songs. The best songs they had ever written, in fact. After sending a demo to some friends in Nashville they immediately got picked up by Fair Trade Records (MercyMe) with whom they've now produced two excellent albums.

For their latest album, Bring Your Nothing, Shane & Shane decided to live the dream of anyone who has ever been in a band. The guys bought 22 acres of land outside of Dallas, TX and converted an old ranch house into a state of the art studio - which they named Wellhouse Studios. The Shanes hosted a 7 day retreat with their musical friends and in just one week - the album was written and recorded.

Musical Chairs: Shane Barnard is married to Bethany Dillon, who is also an acclaimed Christian musician.

Teachers: Shane & Shane have created The Worship Initiative as a resource for worship leaders, worldwide. It includes music, tabs, instructional videos and endless encouragement to hone the craft of worship leading.  

Album: Bring Your Nothing  

Twitter: @shaneandshane  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Worthy Of Affection


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Joy in the Morning


Verse of the Day

I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. 

Psalm 145:2


Amazing Fact

The only food that does not spoil is honey. 


Tuesday Trivia

Q: Over half of us prefer to use this item over its high tech counterpart. What is it?

No winner today, so we will play Tuesday Trivia on Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. Same question, double the prize!

Thanks to Mr. Go Glass for sponsoring Tuesday Trivia on Joy 102.5!



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