Hope by Robin Damron II

Robin Damron II is a Christian musician out of Grove City, Ohio. He’s also a husband and father of 4… soon to be 5 children.

His video-game-sounding new single, titled “Hope,” just released 4/14/2016.

Get it on iTunes.

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Chicago Mass Choir Praise

This week, New Haven Records celebrates the release of the world-renowned Chicago Mass Choir’s 16th album project, We Give You Praise. The internationally acclaimed group, which has released five CD’s and accompanying DVD’s on the New Haven label since 2001, is known for such stellar hits as “Holy Ghost Power,” “I Pray We’ll Be Ready,” “Mighty Good God,” and “God is My Everything.” Their dynamic, traditional gospel sound has garnered numerous Dove, Grammy, and Stellar Award nominations as well as Chicago Music Awards.

Helmed by award-winning producers Percy Gray, Jr. and Jeral Gray, Sr. We Give You Praise has yielded Chicago Mass Choir’s hottest radio single in years. “Thank You Thank You Jesus,” featuring legendary soloist Lemmie Battles, is already #16 on Gospel Radio with no signs of slowing down. Additionally, the single has been added to the Apple Music’s prestigious Gospel Radio Channel. The high-energy lyric video for “Thank You Thank You Jesus”, https://youtu.be/ypoJXsW1vmE has already generated more than 120,000 YouTube views of the lyric video and an additional 200,000 views of the audio versions.

In addition to tremendous national exposure, the group recently had several high-profile, home-town opportunities including performing on Chicago’s Windy City Live, singing the national anthem for a Chicago Bulls game, and singing at Chicago’s Black Women’s Expo.

The excitement and national exposure will continue on April 15th, when Chicago Mass Choir performs their radio single, “Thank You, Thank You Jesus” on the live daytime talk show, “You and Me-This Morning” on the WCIU-TV Network in Chicago, IL. Chicago Mass Choir will be interviewed and perform live at 8:50am CST.

Feranda Williamson, Chicago Mass Choir’s president, concludes, “We just celebrated our 25th year in music ministry. Based on the response to We Give You Praise, we’re more excited than ever about what the Lord has in store for the next quarter century!”

Katrice Cornett

After years of managing the career of her son Jermaine Jones, Gospel singing sensation Katrice Cornett is finally beginning to see focus on her own career. Katrice’s music was put on hold when her son, and client, was disqualified from American Idol in 2012 for unresolved legal issues. Katrice and Jermaine found themselves in a tabloid frenzy that lasted for months.

The American Idol fiasco is finally behind her now and Katrice is celebrating what God has brought her through with her new CD release, Ordained.

Ordained is a worshipful, inspirational selection of songs that will take the listener into a true place of worship. Katrice is a true worshipper and with her soulful, sultry, jazz tones you can feel the passion for her relationship with Christ in every note she sings. The melodies are catchy and memorable. The titles alone set the tone for an uplifting musical journey,  with songs like “He’s Able,” “Higher Than Before,” and “Count It Joy” as songs of hope that will make you bop your head, pat your feet and lift your hands in praise to the one true God.

Hey Girl from Nicole C. Mullen

Have you seen the latest music video from Nicole C. Mullen? The song is called “Hey Girl.” It’s definitely an up-to-date style, musically. It’s what I’d call EDM meets reggae, which is something the Christian music industry generally doesn’t do, unless TobyMac is involved. This is perhaps the hippest song I’ve heard from the “I know my Redeemer lives” singer.

Thing is, it totally makes sense for Nicole to do a song like “Hey Girl.” She has been caring about girls for years through her “Baby Girls Club” concept– hanging out with youngsters, teaching them about their Godly beauty, and inspiring them to dream big dreams and work toward achieving them. Meanwhile, Nicole’s always been one to exercise, keeping a toned figure over the years, and she incorporates some dance moves into the new video– the kind that anyone can mimic wherever they’re watching online.

All in all, Nicole C. Mullen is a positive role model for girls, and that’s something she invests a lot of time, talent and energy into…songs like “Hey Girl” speak life to all those who deal with issues like self-esteem and body image. Having been the victim of abuse before, Nicole C. Mullen doesn’t want to see others belittled or hurt. Her music is uplifting and thoughtful, as well as delivered in a way that young people can enjoy these days…and even dance to! –Mark Weber, Christian Music Makers

Food for the Hungry partners with Christian music artists

The international relief and development organization Food for the Hungry will partner with TobyMac (“HITS DEEP TOUR), Lecrae (“Higher Learning Tour), Matt and Lauren Chandler (“Mingling of SoulsSimulcast) and Third Day (“The Lead Us Back Tour” and “SCC3D Tour”) on their upcoming 2016 tours to support the cause of ending all forms of human poverty. By collaborating on the tours, Food for the Hungry will have the opportunity to share their mission to thousands, making an impact in the lives of many.

By providing life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, education, vocational training, spiritual development and hope, Food for the Hungry aims to serve the 1.4 billion people living in poverty around the world. Working in over 20 countries around the globe, Food for the Hungry actively partners with churches, leaders and families to build transformational relationships, usher justice and renew communities so God’s purpose is revealed in each person they serve.

On February 18, TobyMac kicked off his “HITS DEEP TOUR,” presented by K-LOVE/AIR 1 and Food for the Hungry, in Baton Rouge, LA alongside Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn. Hitting 26 markets from February through April, Food for the Hungry will attend every concert date in order to connect more sponsors with children through their organization.

Food for the Hungry is partnering with Lecrae this spring as he launches the “Higher Learning Tour,” bringing his dynamic live show primarily to college campuses across the U.S. The focus of Food for the Hungry’s partnership with Lecrae is in Uganda. By focusing on one area, Lecrae hopes his fans can make a noticeable change in these communities by sponsoring children in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. “Being unashamed is being willing to go to the hard places, being willing to do the hard things,” shares the GRAMMY® winner. “That’s why we’re here.”

Matt and Lauren Chandler’s “Mingling of Souls Simulcast” took place February 19 and 20 as a one-time event in Jacksonville, available for online audiences as well. Mingling of Souls is a conference discovering God’s good design for love, marriage, sex and redemption. Very intentionally, Chandler chose to focus on Food for the Hungry’s work in the Philippines where  programming proactively prevents child sexual abuse and trafficking, an epidemic in the Philippines. Last year, Mingling of Souls was able to gather hundreds of new child sponsors during only five events.

Longtime supporters Third Day are continuing to advocate Food for the Hungry’s humanitarian efforts. The multiple GRAMMY® winners are currently embarking on “The Lead Us Back Tour” with Brandon Heath before hitting the road with Steven Curtis Chapman on the “SCC3D Tour” starting in April.

“Food for the Hungry is most excited about this upcoming year in the Artist Program,” says Daniel C White, Food for the Hungry’s Director of Artist & Speaker Relations. “We’ve had an amazing past few years in child sponsorship growth, yet this year has plans to surpass all others. We’re honored to have strong relationships with artist partners such as TobyMac, Third Day, Lecrae, Matt and Lauren Chandler, amongst many others. There’s nothing more exciting to us than when influential leaders in music and entertainment use their platforms to help the most vulnerable people of the world.”

Historically partnering with various artists in the music industry, Food for the Hungry’s Artist Program partners include Chonda Pierce, Trip Lee, AIR1, Meg Meeker, 7eventh Time Down, Finding Favour, All Things New, Andrew Greer, VOTA, Carrolton, Audio Adrenaline, Cindy Morgan, Hawk Nelson, High Valley, Jamie Grace, The Afters and more.

About Food for the Hungry
Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs with operations in more than 20 countries, seeking to end all forms of human poverty. Using solutions that are innovative and community-specific to the complex view of poverty, Food for the Hungry contributes to community-owned transformations that empower children, families and communities to invest in their own development.

Get Connected With Food for the Hungry

Website // www.fh.org