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The Joy Ride 12/17/13

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
What Christmas tune is pouring out of your heart?

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Epic Truth
by Acquire The Fire | Genre: Praise & Worship

Wonderful - Worship From the 2013 Vineyard National Conference, Vol. 1 (Live)
by Vineyard Music | Genre: Praise & Worship

I Need You
by Seth & Nirva Ready | Genre: Urban

Can't Stop
by Benjiman | Genre: Rap

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Barlow Girl

Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2004, sisters Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow have continuously inspired fans with intimate portraits through music. The focus is always on sharing what God has placed on their hearts. whether that be through a song on an album, or talking with a group of young fans for hours after a concert.

At the start of 2013, the sisters announced they were ending their run as a band. Obviously they are still sisters - just heading in different directions.

The girls' dad Vince Barlow is a pastor at Willow Creek Community Church outside of Chicago. Becca, Alyssa and Lauren got their start playing as his backup band for youth events. A lot of their lyrics deal with issues like eating disorders, self-mutilation, abortion, prayer and self-worth.

Album: Hope Will Lead Us On (farewell single)  

Christmas Music: Home For Christmas  

Twitter: @barlowgirl  

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Video: Hallelujah (Light Has Come)


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The Joy Ride 12/16/13

Josh Millwood - Monday, December 16, 2013
9 more days...

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Michael W Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. Michael was a typical boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. He wrote his first song at age 5 - but as a child, he longed to be a professional baseball player!

In 1982, Michael was asked to play keyboards in a band that was backing up young artist Amy Grant. Michael toured and wrote with Amy for years before launching his own solo career. In 1989 his song Go West Young Man began what would become one of the most legendary careers in Christian music.

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Smitty. His new album is slated for the Spring and he's inviting his fans along for an Alaskan Cruise this summer! You can't go much further West than that, Michael...  

Album: New Album: Spring 2014!

Christmas Music: The Ultimate Christmas Collection (All THREE albums!)  

Twitter: @michaelwsmith  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Videos: SMITTY TV!  

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Joy in The Morning 12/16/13

Josh Millwood - Monday, December 16, 2013

Only 9 more days till Christmas!


Verse of The Day

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3: 25-26 (NIV)


Amazing Fact 

Astronauts actually get taller while in space.


Scriptural Pursuit 

Q: When Jesus was being placed under arrest, which disciple grabbed his sword and cut off the ear of the high priest's servant?                                                                                                                                      A: Peter (John 18)     Congrats to Darlene in Lexington Park, MD!!


The Joy Ride 12/13/13

Josh Millwood - Friday, December 13, 2013
Just two more weekends til Christmas! 

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Sara Groves

This former teacher, who lives in Minnesota with her husband and their three kids probably wouldn't strike you as a famous songwriter if you caught her in the grocery store or out at the park playing - but she's already a legend in Nashvillian circles.

When it comes to songwriting, Sara Groves influences the influencers. Her most vocal admirers range from pioneers of Christian worldview music, including Randy Stonehill, Michael Card and Charlie Peacock, to her peers today, Natalie Grant, Jars of Clay, Nichole Nordeman, Point of Grace and Bethany Dillon.

Sara Groves started writing songs when she was four years old. She describes her youth as being "lonesome", and she wrote about deep issues while still in junior high school. Eventually, she took a songwriting course, prompted by her husband, and she began to take the art seriously.

Home Life: Sara and her family sold their house, downsized to a smaller space and bought a hundred year old church building in St. Paul, MN. After months of renovating the building, they opened Art House North - a public art house inspired by Charlie Peacock's work in Texas.

The Groves Mission Statement: We believe every person has a next step with God. Whether you're an atheist or the ninety-nine-year-old woman who's served God all of her life, I'm writing music about those processes, those moments to pause and ask, ˜Where am I on the road, and where would God have me go next?"

Album: The Collection  

Christmas Music: O Holy Night  

Twitter: @grovesroad  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Scientists In Japan


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The Joy Ride 12/12/13

Josh Millwood - Thursday, December 12, 2013
13 Days... 

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Casting Crowns

Even as Casting Crowns has become Christian music's most successful act, Mark Hall and his fellow band members have continued working at their home churches.

After all the accolades, all the awards, all the time on the road and in the studio, why does Casting Crowns continue to do what they do? The answer is simple: It’s their calling – God’s calling on the lives of these seven committed and talented musicians. To pour their lives into the students and families God has placed in their paths. To set discipleship to music. To challenge and strengthen the body of Christ.

It’s what brought them together in the first place and what keeps them going.

Album: Thrive (January 2014)  

Christmas Music: Peace On Earth  

Twitter: @castingcrowns  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: THRIVE @ THE WICOMICO YOUTH & CIVIC CENTER (2.27.14)

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Video: Preview THRIVE


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The Joy Ride 12/10/13

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Has it been the most wonderful time of your year?

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY

Wayfaring Stranger
by 4 Proches | Genre: Country

Phoenix
by Everything in Slow Motion | Genre: Hard Rock

Behold
by My Epic | Genre: Hard Rock

Bound by Love
by Rebecca Bryan | Genre: Inspirational

Bound by Love
by Rebecca Bryan | Genre: Inspirational

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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Matt Maher

Over the past few years Matt Maher has made the transition from full-time ministry at his home church in Mesa, Arizona to life as a respected worship leader with an international platform.

By following God's call, Maher has had the chance to write some incredible worship songs and work with other gifted worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Brenton Brown, Audrey Assad, Jars of Clay and Hawk Nelson. Those songs have earned him nearly a dozen Dove Award nominations AND 2 GRAMMY nominations!

Matt Maher's challenge to those he worships with is, "In a post Christian society, everybody is called to be a missionary wherever we are. The mission field has changed. The mission field is everywhere."

Album: All The People Said Amen  

Twitter: @mattmahermusic  

Instagram: CLICK HERE  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Lord I Need You Featuring Audrey Assad


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Joy in The Morning 12/10/13

Josh Millwood - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Let it snow!!!

Verse of The Day

The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them  my salvation." Psalms 91: 14-16 (NLT)

Amazing Fact

Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions. 

Tuesday Trivia

Q: 32 million Americans are in one of these...what is it??                                                                                 No winner today!! Join us tomorrow at 7:15 am and play Tuesday Trivia on Wednesday!! Same question but double the prize!

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who was the governor over the Jews who heard the council's case against Paul?

A: Felix (Acts 24)

Congrats to Danny in Salisbury, MD!!

The Joy Ride 12/09/13

Josh Millwood - Monday, December 09, 2013
So a little thing called the HITS DEEP Tour happened last night.
I don't want to oversell it, but it was the best thing ever. 

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Jonny Diaz

Jonny comes from a family of overachievers. Both he and two of his brothers went to Florida State University on FULL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIPS! FSU has a tremendous reputation in the world of college baseball - these guys are talented - Two of them went pro! In fact, Jonny's brother Matt plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates! But a year into college, Jonny found his calling was music and not playing ball. Turning away from a full ride, he focused on what God called him to do - and it is paying off in spades!

From the beginning of his music career, Diaz’s desire has been to write songs that entertain, encourage and challenge fellow believers. Jonny Diaz on writing songs: “I attempted to break free from some of the traditional confines of Christian music, but I couldn’t get away from the fact that most of my songs revolve around my relationship with Christ. He is the focus of my life and I find it impossible to honestly record my emotions and my journey without including Him."

Album: Starts With Love EP  

Christmas Music: Christmas: Joy To The World (Compilation)  

Twitter: @jonnydiaz  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

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Video: Starts With Love EP Preview


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The Joy Ride 12/06/13

Josh Millwood - Friday, December 06, 2013
We're talking with tobMac this afternoon! No big deal. (AHHH!) 

ARTIST OF THE DAY
tobyMac

Once the mastermind behind dcTalk, now the front man for a traveling circus of musicians - tobyMac just doesn't know how to quit. He's a producer, a song writer, a talent discoverer - a dad, a husband, and perhaps one of the best ambassadors the Christian music industry could ever hope for!

Solo-Sales: As a solo artist (he's been touring with Diverse City for as long as he was in dcTalk at this point), tobyMac has sold over 3 MILLION albums. Add that to his dcT haul and the man has sold over 11 MILLION ALBUMS!

Album: Eye On It   

Christmas Music: Christmas In Diverse City

Twitter: @therealtobymac  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: HITS DEEP THIS SUNDAY!  

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The Joy Ride 12/05/13

Josh Millwood - Thursday, December 05, 2013
T-Minus 20 Days until Christmas!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Brandon Heath

Since his 2006 debut, Christian music has twice honored Brandon Heath as Male Vocalist of the Year, he's been nominated for five GRAMMYs, an American Music Award, and holds a variety of honors in GMA Dove Awards.

Off stage, Heath seeks opportunities to merge his public platform with his heart for community, regularly working with Young Life, Blood:Water Mission, Restore International and unofficially volunteering for many other human rights agencies on a global scale.

Brandon Heath created the annual “Love Your Neighbor” benefit with songwriter Jason Ingram, in partnership with Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, for a night of music to raise funds and gather volunteers for a focused need in the Nashville community.

His Story: When he was just 3 Brandon's parents divorced. Growing up, Brandon was bitter towards his family, but he found comfort in Christ while in high school. At age 16 Brandon was invited to a Christian camp with some friends. He accepted Christ and began to learn about forgiveness. A journey he is still on.

Album: Blue Mountain  

Christmas Album: Christmas Is Here  

Twitter: @brandonheath  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: HITS DEEP THIS SUNDAY!  

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Video: Give Me Your Eyes


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