Local Sound/Integrity Music single “Heartache” on WorshipTeam

Local Sound has released “Heartache” through Integrity Music and the song is now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Heartache” is a recording of a great new song.

Founded and led by Jared Runion, the band Local Sound grew out of the Nashville, Tennessee, college and young adult ministry MyLocal615. Both the band and the MyLocal movement see themselves as culture creators who support the work of the local church in the lives of young adults.

The ‘local’ in Local Sound speaks to the roots of who the group is and why they do what they do. Runion explains: “We fully back God’s dream for The Local Church and we believe that God designed the local church as ‘plan A’—to immerse the world in His culture. We were never intended to be the products of temporary culture… we were made to be distributors of an eternal one.”

The “Sound” portion of the band’s name reflects the members’ heart and passion to unite the Word of God with high energy, innovative music that reaches the world. Runion and the Local Sound team believe that they have been called to spread the Gospel through relevant, inspiring and message-driven songs that express the joy found in a life fully devoted to Christ.

“We know our identity is found in the hope of Jesus Christ,” he explains. “And as key holders to the kingdom of heaven, we do whatever it takes to bring people to Jesus by glorifying God with all that we have.”

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Casey J/Integrity Music album “The Gathering” on WorshipTeam

Casey J has released “The Gathering” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “The Gathering” is a recording of some great new songs.

An Atlanta, Georgia-based worship leader and former elementary school teacher, Casey J (Hobbs) grew up in a house filled with God’s Word, watching as her grandmother hosted Bible studies and home church groups. That mantle for sharing the Gospel outside of traditional church settings now rests on Casey who began holding “pop up worship” events in public places. With vulnerability and joy, she shares Jesus through song, inviting others to join her in worship, no matter the location.
“It all started with the question, ‘What about the people who aren’t coming to church?’,” says Casey. “So God placed it in our hearts to just start popping up at local parks in Atlanta with one agenda: to gather people together and share God’s love using worship as our vehicle… we would pack up guitars, percussion instruments, and a few blankets and just sit in the grass and sing.”

“We started to see something beautiful… an intersection between the Church and those who we are called to serve that reached beyond just our Sunday experiences,” she continues. “From that grass grew a deep and solid purpose to create experiences that put all eyes on Him — both inside and outside of the church — and to write music that is the soundtrack to not only Sunday mornings on pews but Tuesday afternoons under the stars.”

It was in that missions-focused spirit that Casey recorded The Gathering live in the park-like setting of Serenbe just outside of Atlanta with a small group of worshipers. The resulting 10-track album captures the beauty and power of corporate worship in an unrestrained, organic form and with an eclectic style that mixes Gospel, Pop and Americana influences. The album opens with new single “The Gathering”, which serves as a call to worship and sets the tone for the entire project.

We have gathered here together / With one agenda / And it is You alone…
Come, we’re desperate / Hearts are open / Jesus come…
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done

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Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship/Integrity Music album “Songs Of The House” on WorshipTeam

Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship has released “Songs Of The House” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Songs Of The House” is a live recording of some great new songs.

Worship pastor Corey Voss, the writer behind “I Got Saved” and “Praise The King” and voice behind the popular “God Who Moves The Mountains,” introduces his church creative team, Madison Street Worship, with the appropriately titled Songs Of The House

Songs Of The House delivers just that: new worship songs that reflect the revival happening at Gateway Shelbyville, a multi-generational, multi-cultural Tennessee congregation situated on the small town’s main thoroughfare of Madison Street. Combining themes of belonging, family, healing and freedom in Christ, Songs Of The House follows Songs Of Heaven & Earth.

For the 10-track Songs Of The House, listeners will hear not only Voss and team, but the congregation singing along as well with raw energy and joy. Perhaps it is because these are their songs birthed from and for the local church. It is a natural outflow of the songwriting culture developed by Voss and Gateway’s pastor, Jason Daughdrill.

In every track, listeners will hear a church reawakened and on fire. Only seven years ago, Gateway Shelbyville was struggling along with less than 60 people when Daughdrill stepped in as pastor. Shortly after, Voss joined the church and soon others began finding their way to what has become a booming community of over 1,000 members in rural, middle Tennessee.

“We feel like a family with God gathering us all together, from all over” says Daughdrill. “It’s humbling to see the grace of God carrying us through and raising up a movement of worshipers.”

Agreeing, Voss adds: “Humbling and beautiful… to watch Him carrying us through hard seasons, into growth and revival. And all of that has been written into these songs.”

“The local church is where songs should start,” says Voss. “Doing life together, knowing one another. Our filters are, ‘what do our people need to sing?’ and ‘what is going to lift them up and help them encounter God?’. Our prayer is that others will connect to them as well.”

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Cody Gentes

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Darlene Zschech/Integrity Music album “The Table: A Christmas Worship Gathering” on WorshipTeam

Darlene Zschech has released “The Table: A Christmas Worship Gathering” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “The Table: A Christmas Worship Gathering” is a recording of some great new songs.

With a view of “the table” as a holiday gathering place, Zschech and HopeUC welcome listeners to a Christmas worship celebration with a warm, organic collection of Christmas classics and original songs, weaving a vertical posture of praise throughout. Known for penning “Shout To The Lord,” “Victor’s Crown” and “Worthy Is The Lamb” among other favorites, Zschech has a deep conviction about the role of community in the lives of Christ-followers and as a beacon to the lost. This ethos of welcoming all to Jesus while “building longer tables and lower walls” carries throughout the HopeUC family, pastored by Zschech and her husband, Mark.

“The concept of the table is very alive in me and I think it’s alive in others across the earth because people are so hungry to belong,” explains Zschech. “Throughout the Gospels, Jesus was always stopping for ‘the one,’ scooping people up along the way and saying, ‘there’s a place for you here’.”

“So let’s fling wide the doors of our churches and homes,” she adds. “Whether that means inviting people who don’t have family, students who are away from home, the stranger, the refugee… we have to get used to the harvest looking different and being different from what we might have imagined because as the song ‘The Table,’ says, ‘Jesus eats with everyone’.”

For Zschech, The Table is not only an invitation to join in worship of the Savior and a call to welcome others, it is a celebration of the home she and Mark have found at HopeUC, which now includes nine church campuses spread across Australia, India and the U.S. Zschech not only co-pastors HopeUC with Mark, she also mentors young leaders around the globe, including HopeUC worship team members who appear on the album. All of this adds up to a full plate for this mother and grandmother who, three years after being diagnosed cancer-free, has also penned a book, “The Golden Thread,” about the goodness of God in every season of life.

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Cody Gentes

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Paul Baloche/Integrity Music album “For Unto Us” on WorshipTeam

Paul Baloche has released “For Unto Us” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “For Unto Us” is a live recording of some great new songs.

A worship pastor for over 20 years, Baloche created these unique arrangements to serve both worship teams and individual listeners, focusing them on the Christ of Christmas throughout the “busyness” of the holidays. The resulting songs create an environment familiar to both congregants and visitors during holiday services.

“While we love the content of traditional Christmas songs, they rarely facilitate a vertical expression of worship towards the Lord,” explains Baloche, writer of worship standards “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Name” and “A New Hallelujah.” “The idea behind the Christmas Worship projects has been to combine the carols we enjoy with modern worship choruses that encourage worship all throughout the season.”

“With For Unto Us, I wanted to offer a live version of favorites from my previous albums along with the song ‘Peace On Earth’,” he continues. “These songs, performed in a live setting, demonstrate the accessibility to worship teams of all sizes, providing them with options that fit a variety of Advent service needs.”

The 10-track album seamlessly melds classic Christmas hymnody from composers such as Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn and Isaac Watts with the writing of Baloche and other contemporary writers including Brenton Brown, Jason Ingram and Kathryn Scott.

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Cody Gentes

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Michael Farren/Integrity Music album “Fighting For Us” on WorshipTeam

Michael Farren has released “Fighting For Us” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Fighting For Us” is a recording of some great new songs.

A crisis of faith isn’t something Michael Farren, a worship pastor and Dove Award winning songwriter and producer, ever expected to experience 25 years into his walk with Christ. But two years ago, this son and grandson of Baptist preachers found himself in the middle of the “darkest season” of his life. So Farren, who has penned songs recorded by everyone from Lauren Daigle to Reba McEntire, began writing the songs he needed most at the time. Those songs – folksy, Americana-tinged modern hymns and laments – became Fighting For Us, Farren’s first solo album, available globally October 5 through Integrity Music.

Produced by fellow songwriter Hank Bentley (“Tremble”/ “First”), Fighting For Us delivers 11 songs woven around themes of belonging and identity, including the title track of which Farren says, “I’ve never needed a song more.”

Farren, who is the former front man for the worship band Pocket Full Of Rocks and a worship pastor based in Franklin, Tennessee, says recording an album was never on his agenda. After Pocket ceased recording and touring, Farren settled into his role at his local church and continued doing what he loves most – writing for his own congregation.

“I’ve always written for the 700 people in front of me at my church,” says Farren. “If songs were cut by other artists, great. But the songs that have driven me most through the years are the ones I wrote for the people I serve. Otherwise, I hold songs loosely… my songs always seemed to be for someone else.”

Then, two years ago, Farren found himself in the midst of deep disappointments, family struggles and feeling as though the God he’d always served had abandoned him. It was during this period of God’s silence that Farren met with fellow songwriter Krissy Nordhoff for a songwriting session. Rather than the song he’d planned on penning that day, Farren says “Fighting For Us” just “fell out as we wept.”

At times raw and often confessional, each song on Fighting For Us holds special meaning for Farren. From the opening declaration “I Belong To Jesus (Oh Hallelujah)” and modern hymn “Oh Praise (The Only One)” to the bluesy radio single “Prisoners” and call-and-response of “Where Is God?,” each song reflects Farren’s walk through and out of the fire. Adding the perfect benediction to the project is the simple, quiet promise found in “Loved And Known.”

Every heart that has run away / Has doubted the distance that Your love would go
But every heart finds out the same / We’ve always been loved and known

“I’m a pretty solid guy, been around church my whole life,” says Farren. “And yet I am shocked that I have asked some of the questions that I’ve asked of God in the last couple of years. Things I would never have imagined that I would have wrestled with. And that is kind of the whole point of all of this… of this album, of these songs. It is giving people permission to ask the hard questions.”

“Lament in the truest sense, in the safety of a holy place, with safe people, allows you to grieve,” explains Farren. “You can lament, wrestle, kick and scream. And then you walk out of it… true, holy lament will always reorient you to the One who can give life and hope and peace, the one who rewrites our hearts.”

In addition to guest writer Krissy Nordhoff, Fighting For Us includes songs co-written with Matt Redman, Hank Bentley, Corey Voss, Dustin Smith, Tony Wood, Alisa Turner and Ben Shive. The project also features a version of “Come Alive (Dry Bones),” a song that Farren co-wrote with Lauren Daigle, presented here with a roots backdrop of banjo, mandolin and pedal steel.

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Cody Gentes

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David & Nicole Binion/Integrity Music album “Dwell: A Live Worship Experience” on WorshipTeam

David & Nicole Binion has released “Dwell: A Live Worship Experience” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Dwell: A Live Worship Experience” is a live recording of some great new songs.

Dwell: A Live Worship Experience, a 14-track immersion in Spirit-sensitive, multi-cultural and multi-generational worship.

Recorded live at TBN’s Dallas studios where the Binions serve as guest hosts for the network’s “Praise!” program, Dwell invites worshipers to do just that: put aside distractions and dwell in the presence of God. The project is, as the Binions’ music and ministry have always been, a product of collaboration, creative excellence and decades of servant-leadership. And that is what listeners will hear woven through every track on Dwell, which features guest artists Tasha Cobbs Leonard, William McDowell, Travis Greene, BJ Putnam and the Binions’ 17-year-old daughter and fellow Integrity artist, MDSN (Madison Grace Binion).

Produced by David Binion and Daniel Lopez, Dwell offers songs penned by the Binions along with MDSN, Mitch Wong, Michael Farren, Krissy Nordhoff, Aaron Lindsey, Jacob Sooter and Josh DuFrene among others.

The Binions are passionate about bringing together people from all walks of life for the creative process and to simply soak in and respond to the presence of God. That longing for God’s presence and fellowship with one another permeates Dwell. Songs such as “My Soul Follows,” “Be Still and Know” and “Hunger” – the latter co-written by and featuring MDSN – speak to the almost visceral need for God in an age of disillusionment.

It is this longing in the hearts of Jesus-followers and this vision for making room for the Spirit to move that drives the Binions. Married for 24 years, the couple has been involved in ministry for over two decades, teaching and leading worship for churches and events around the world. Most recently, they founded Dwell Ministries to mentor and train a new generation of worship leaders, and they are planting Dwell Church in the Dallas area.

“To dwell in God’s presence is a state of the heart,” says David Binion. “It’s not about where you are physically… you can ‘dwell’ in the presence of God in church, at your desk, in your prayer closet, in your car. It’s about a hunger for the things of God and for His presence… the need to soak, be transformed and empowered to change our world.”

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Cody Gentes

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Martin Smith/Integrity Music album “Love Song For A City” on WorshipTeam

Martin Smith has released “Love Song For A City” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Love Song For A City” is a live recording of some great new songs.

Integrity Music announces the global release of Love Song For A City, the first live album from groundbreaking British worship artist, songwriter and producer Martin Smith.

Featuring 13 tracks recorded in 11 countries across an 18-month span, the project captures the passion and excitement of thousands of worshipers representing different cultures, ages and church backgrounds. Love Song For A City includes worship favorites like “Majesty” from Smith’s days as frontman for the modern worship band Delirious? along with his solo work and new songs like “Forever Yours” penned with members of the Bright City worship team at his home church in Brighton, UK.

“When we’ve sung a million love songs, we’ll have only just begun…”

A musical declaration of God’s love for His children, Love Song For A City is also a reflection of Smith’s own love for the local church around the world.

“I’m convinced that if God wrote a love letter to a city it would be addressed to every occupant by name,” says Smith. “It would note every dream, reference every sadness, highlight every secret act of kindness and be filled with reminders of His endless love.”

“And every page would be drenched in holy tears,” he adds. “Tears spiked by the pain of separation and the injustice that exists. So as we sing, we are fighting for what is right. As we dance, we connect with each other. As we shout, the walls come down… so keep singing. Keep singing over your family, over your neighborhood, over your city, because this world needs it.”

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Cody Gentes

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Here Be Lions/Integrity Music album “Only A Holy God” on WorshipTeam

Here Be Lions has released “Only A Holy God” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Only A Holy God” is a live recording of some great new songs.

Integrity Music welcomes the Nashville, Tennessee-based collective Here Be Lions founded by pastor, worship leader and songwriter Dustin Smith (“God Who Moves The Mountains,” “Miracles”).

Here Be Lions takes its name from the ancient mapping tradition in which explorers marked unknown, dangerous territory with a symbol and the phrase “Here Be Lions.” Originally meant as a warning, the phrase has become a call for the Here Be Lions team to advance God’s kingdom and authority. They do so through focusing on discipleship, music and community with three ministry outreaches: Be Fierce, a discipleship resource for families, All About Worship, a worship resource for churches, and Healing Is Right, a resource for the sick and hurting.

The Here Be Lions worship team, including Smith, his wife Jeanna, James Galbraith, Jordan Clause, Jeremy Weedman and Garner McGregor, aspires to create music that welcomes the power and presence of God in expectation of salvation, healing and restoration. Only A Holy God delivers 12 songs of reverence and repentence written around the character of God and the forgiveness and wholeness found in Jesus.

Working with producer Jacob Sooter (Vertical Worship), Here Be Lions recorded the album live with guest vocalist Amanda Kinner and a small group of worshipers at Weston Barn near Kansas City, Missouri. Songwriters for the project include Smith, members of the HBL team and guest writers Sooter, Stu G (Delirious?), Joshua Silverberg (The Belonging) and Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture).

“Take us into the Holy of Holies, into the place where kings take off their crowns.
We’re overwhelmed by the weight of Your glory. You’re lifted higher as every knee bows down…”

“Only A Holy God is the sound of a people declaring that the God of miracles is still at work today,” says Smith. “Who else can heal? Who else can set people free? Who else can raise the dead to life? Only a Holy God! Our hope is that this would be an anthem for the most powerful voice on the planet… His church.”

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Cody Gentes

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LIFE Worship/Integrity Music album “Speak To The Storm” on WorshipTeam

LIFE Worship has released “Speak To The Storm” through Integrity Music and all songs are now loaded into WorshipTeam.com “Speak To The Storm” is a live recording of some great new songs.

Integrity Music announces the global release of Speak To The Storm, a new live album from LIFE Worship, the creative arts ministry of LIFE Church, a multi-site congregation based in Bradford, UK, with campuses in Leeds (UK), Belfast, Northern Ireland and Warsaw, Poland. The 13-track album was penned by members of the LIFE Worship team, providing a musical snapshot of the teaching, spiritual formation and community found at LIFE, which is pastored by Steve and Charlotte Gambill.

Speak To The Storm takes its title and overarching theme from Mark 4:35-41 (“even the wind and the waves obey him”) says Pastor Charlotte Gambill: “We all have storms… the raging winds and waves that paralyze us. Loud lies of lightning and thunder that cast us in the shadows of fear and uncertainty. But everyone also has a voice, and our words have power.”

“With these songs, we hope to put words and melodies, statements of faith in your heart for when those storms come because the wind and waves obey only one name,” she adds. “And the same power that raised Jesus from the dead now lives in us!”

Produced by LIFE Worship’s John Rees and Sem Schaap, Speak To The Storm features team members Aaron Baxter, Jock James, Eby Corydon, Amy Haguma and Matt Hooper (writer of “We Believe”) among others on lead vocals.

“Each song represents the real-life stories happening in our church family,” says worship pastor Aaron Baxter, whose voice can be heard on lead single “Miracles Happen.” “They are songs of salvation, healing, provision. We are singing about what we are living and believing for our church and cities.”

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Cody Gentes

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