Just three years since she burst onto the Christian music scene, Lauren Daigle has received numerous accolades acknowledging the powerful reach of her music, ranging from Grammy nominations, Billboard Music Awards, to certified Gold status for her debut album, How Can It Be. Now she has been honored for two Gold singles off of that 2015 debut.
Marking the achievement of 500,000 units sold, Daigle’s single How Can It Be was given certification in November 2016; her single Trust In You garnered the same recognition in May 2017. This milestone achievement of two Gold singles coming from a debut album is unprecedented for a female CCM artist. Daigle's label team surprised her with a commemorative presentation and plaque in Orlando. Daigle expressed how this honor resonates with her not just professionally, but personally: “Trust In You and How Can It Be are two songs I often return to when I feel in the thick of difficulty. They remind me of a grace that outruns any mistake, any amount of shame that arises in this race. They remind me to lift my eyes to the one most Sovereign,” Daigle expressed. “I’m so honored that so many people have been impacted by these truths just as I have. There is nothing like singing these songs live with an audience that’s singing louder than myself. I’m grateful to see the unending response and thankful for all of the support. It continues to stun me!”
Michael English, is back with one of the most highly-anticipated projects of 2017, Love Is The Golden Rule. The project - releasing today on Daywind Records - is filled with the central theme of love, from the opening song My Love, the rollicking "One Drop Of Love," to the thought-provoking title track, "Love Is The Golden Rule."
From the onset of this project, English had one goal - to record messages of unity and love through Christ. "When I set out to record this new project, I was struck by how divided our country was and the amount of hate that was on the television every time I turned it on. I decided to record a project that would be positive, uplifting, and promote love to one another. I wanted this music to bring people together.”
Described as vintage English with a fresh spin, the project will thrill longtime listeners of Michael's music while drawing on the journey of life Michael has traveled. Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Chicago) lent his talents to produce The Living Years, a pensive cover of the Mike + the Mechanics hit song. “It is an honor to produce and arrange this project for one of the world’s most legendary singers and performers," said producer Jason Clark. "As a lifelong fan, I suggested to Michael that we make this recording the one his fan base has been long been waiting for. It is undoubtedly, unashamedly ‘Vintage English.’ Production took over eight months, as we assembled a cast of the world’s greatest musicians, writers, singers, engineers, from various genres of music.
Hillsong Worship, announced their new Christmas album The Peace Project, the first from them in nearly five years. Still tracking an estimated 50 million people singing their catalogue of songs worldwide each week, Hillsong’s 12-track collection will release October 20. The album features seven new, original songs including Prince of Heaven, Seasons, and Peace Upon The Earth along with new arrangements of five of the most beloved Christmas classics like Hark, O Holy Night and Joy To The World.