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Monday February 24, 2014

Josh Millwood - Monday, February 24, 2014
The Joy Ride

Don’t let another week pass without getting connected to a local church!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Matt Redman

Matt has been leading worship full-time since the age of 20 and this journey has taken him around the world; to South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Germany, Uganda, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Redman is in an elite group of songwriters responsible for a great deal of what is sung in churches worldwide; including songs: The Heart of Worship, Better is One Day, Blessed Be Your Name and You Never Let Go.

Matt & Beth Redman have five children; Maisey, Noah, Rocco, Jackson and Levi. Based in Atlanta they are part of Passion City Church with pastors Louie and Shelley Giglio. (Yep, same church that also boasts Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill and Nathan and Christy Nockels as members)

Matt is also the author (or co-author with his wife Beth) of four books, all center around the theme of worship and he compiled two other books of practical worship-leading advice from many experienced leaders around the globe.

Album: Your Grace Finds Me  

Twitter: @matt_redman  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE 
*Matt will be in Baltimore this Summer!

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Video: Sing & Shout (Live)


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Friday February 21, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, February 21, 2014
The Joy Ride

Next week - THRIVE!  

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Julian Drive

Shane Bowers (vocals, guitar) and Shaun Bennett (keyboard, guitar) formed the nucleus of the band while leading youth worship at church in their small hometown in rural Clarke County, Georgia. With the help of a few fellow friends they elevated the level of intensity from just another youth group worship band to a full fledged, no-holds-barred, ministry-oriented, Southern alt-rock band.

In recent months, Shaun and other band members decided to retire from life on the road. Shane Bowers continues to make music, tour and lead worship.

Album: CLICK HERE  

Twitter: @juliandrive  

Pictures: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Covering of Grace (Acoustic)


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Thursday February 20, 2014

Josh Millwood - Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
All Things New

On the surface, singer Garrett Hornbuckle, drummer Luke Wycuff, bassist Joshua Schou, and guitarist Jeff Stein are young and easygoing: two guys met playing junior high baseball together and music runs in several of their families. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find godly men who know too much too soon about broken homes, broken faith, and broken hearts – and on the flipside what it means to be restored, accepted and made new.

The origins of All Things New date back to the guys’ mid-teen years as a six-piece outfit born from different Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship bands. The four young men from Florida have experienced different lives but are very much on the same page with this first batch of songs they wrote together.

Last year the band made their debut, opening up for the Newsboys in the Spring, saddling up next to The Rhett Walker Band in the Fall - and now they've started 2014 on tour with Francesca Battistelli and Sanctus Real. Take notes. That is how you launch a career!

Album: All Things New  

Twitter: @atnmusic  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: He Has Come


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Wednesday February 19, 2014

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Joy Ride

Ahhh… Spring…
AAhh… Ahhh… AHHH CHOO!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Rita Springer

"My heart has always been to see people come into a perspective of worship that leads them to lifestyle membership and true ownership in Jesus. I have learned that He truly is the Best Friend, Father, Savior, and Lover of my soul." - Rita Springer

Rita Springer has recorded over half a dozen albums and toured the world, sharing her music and her heart with anyone who will listen. Her powerful vocals, unabashed lyrics, and philosophy of complete and utter openness before God have made her stand out in the worship community. Rita's live albums capture her passion for unscripted, spontaneous worship.

After years of sensing God was calling her to step up her responsibilities in mentoring the next generation of women in the worship arts, Rita Springer started DIVE (Deep Innovative Vertical Expression) - a mentoring program that focuses on small groups of women.

Gifted: Rita has been playing piano and writing music since the age of 11. More recently, she launched a clothing line called WEARING JUSTICE - and also speaks at the Finding Eve conferences for women.

Album: The Playlist  

Twitter: @ritaspringer  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: All I Need (Live)


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Tuesday February 18, 2014

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Joy Ride

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

I Don’t Want To Dance
by Loftland | Pop/Rock

As Sure As The Sun
by Ellie Holcomb | Praise & Worship

Forever
by Kari Jobe | Praise & Worship

The Sound That Saved Us
by Anthony Skinner | Praise & Worship

We Will Fly
by Sons of Life | Praise & Worship

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay formed in 1994, when Dan Haseltine and Charlie Lowell became friends at Greenville College. By the end of 1995, few had not heard their breakout song Flood. Ever since, this college rock band has pursued their art form with relentless touring, recording and writing.

Discography: To date, Jars of Clay has released 14 albums! Including their new release Inland.

Blood|Water Mission: Lead singer Dan Haseltine visited Africa in 2002, which in turn inspired the founding of Blood:Water Mission, a non-profit organization created to raise awareness and money for the poverty and AIDS stricken regions of the continent. The name is derived from, as Haseltine says, "The two things Africa needs most" - clean blood and clean water. B:W kicked off the 1000 Wells project, an effort to have a thousand new wells built throughout Africa and just last year they met their goal of providing clean water to 1,000 African communitiest. Former Bassist for Jars of Clay Aaron Sands serves as Administrative Director for the project.

Album: Inland  

Twitter: @jarsofclay  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Fall Asleep


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Monday February 17, 2014

Adam Riggin - Monday, February 17, 2014
The Joy Ride

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
for King & Country

Joel and Luke are brothers. And they have five other siblings as well. One of whom is Rebecca St. James. Though born in Australia, they were raised in Nashville, TN and on the road with their concert promoting father and Christian music superstar sister. They were literally born into the music industry - like royalty.

Luke says, “We want to deliver a message that is about believing in something much bigger than oneself. You can confidently go through the ups and downs in your life because you know that life isn’t all about you and what you do but rather the hope and salvation of Christ.”

The Bible: Millions watched the epic mini-series on The History Channel - and millions heard music from for King & Country - they were featured in commercials for the television event and on the official soundtrack!

Mahwadge: Last summer, Joel married long-time girlfriend Moriah Peters - an amazing Christian singer/songwriter in her own right!

Album: Crave  

Twitter: @4kingandcountry  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)


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Joy in The Morning

Verse of The Day

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled. (Hebrews 12:15)

Amazing Fact 

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How long is the festival of Unleavened Bread in the month of Abib?

A: 7 Days  (Exodus 34)  Congrats to Denise in Lusby, MD!


Friday February 14, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, February 14, 2014
The Joy Ride

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Or if you prefer, Happy Day Before Heart Shaped Candy Goes On Sale!


ARTIST OF THE DAY
Rachael Lampa
Rachael Lampa was born in Ann Arbor, MI and grew up in a tightly knit family just outside of Boulder, CO. As a family, they clung to Christ through hard times, including job losses and divorce. Through the hard times, God used Rachael's voice to inspire and bring healing. And it was her voice that landed her a Word Recording contract at the age of 14.

The next 8 years of Rachael's life were filled with recording, touring, promoting - a crazy travel schedule that stretched right through adolescence. Some of her adventures included an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, ET, CNN, the privilege of recording at Abbey Road Studios in London, and a performance for the Pope in Rome in 2000.

After a few years of rest and searching, Rachael Lampa got married, started writing music again, moved to Nashville and recorded All We Need.

Fun Fact: Rachael starred as Sally in the Christian DVD Hidden Secrets, co-starring John Schneider (from The Dukes of Hazzard).

Album: All We Need  

Twitter: @rachaellampa  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Bombs Away - Jonathan Thulin & Rachael Lampa


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Casting Crowns Super Pack Giveaway!

Adam Riggin - Friday, February 14, 2014

Casting Crowns consists of 7 members.

Mark, Megan, Juan, Josh, Melodee, Chris, Brian

Thursday February 13, 2014

Adam Riggin - Thursday, February 13, 2014
The Joy Ride

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Avalon

Avalon was formed in 1995 by Grant Cunningham, A&R director at Sparrow Records. Cunningham was in search of a vocal group that could sing tight harmonies and carry God's message to the world. He pooled talent from mega group Truth and other struggling soloists to form the harmony driven vocal group - and its been a whirlwind of excellence for the last two decades!

The band is currently on hiatus, occasionally playing a show or event. But past and present members keep making great music!

Current Line-up: Janna Long Greg Long Jeremi Richardson Amy Richardson

Former Members: Rikk Kittleman, Tabitha Fair, Nikki Anders, Cherie Adams, Michael Passons, Jody McBrayer, Melissa Greene

Album: Reborn  

Twitter: @AVALONtheGroup  

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Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name (With Bill & Gloria Gaither)


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Joy in The Morning

Verse of The Day

By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone. (Proverbs 25:15)

Amazing Fact

When grazing or resting, cows tend to align their bodies with the magnetic north and south poles.

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: How many books are in the Old Testament?

A: 39  Congrats to Cindy in Pittsville, MD!

 


Wednesday February 12, 2014

Josh Millwood - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Joy Ride

Brace for impact!
Snowpocalypse Part II!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Rend Collective

Rend Collective Experiment is an eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists from the North of Ireland. An inherent desire for something spiritually substantive in our increasingly artificial world is exactly what brought the movement of friends together. United by a common purpose, these twenty-somethings began exploring the intersection between God, life and community.

“The Rend Collective Experiment came together as a few friends started to pray and seek God. We wanted an authentic outworking of our faith and felt that we would just step out into the unknown and see what happened,” Gareth shares. “Before we knew it, people just started gathering around us and we had more than 100 people involved, musicians and artists, bank workers and teachers, and together we tried to figure out our faith.”

After many years in Ireland, the band felt the call to step out again into the unknown as the core 5 of the collective felt they were being called to reach more people. They have now grown into an international success with major tours with Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Lecrae under their belts. Their heart is to bring not only a fresh approach to congregational worship, but also a heart and message through the spoken word. Their partnerships and tours with church leaders like Francis Chan, Louie Giglio and Shane Claiborne certainly shows this.

Album: The Art of Celebration (March 2014)  

Twitter: @rendcollective  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: You Are My Vision (Live)


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