|Music Beat CR Dec 09|
|Written by Production|
|Monday, 07 December 2009 02:25 PM America/New_York|
Integrity Music released on Nov. 24 the debut album by Susan Boyle, who rose to international fame through a captivating vocal on the television show Britain's Got Talent. The project, I Dreamed A Dream, which includes the hymns "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art," is available to Christian retail stores through Integrity Music/Provident-Integrity Distribution.
North Point Live: Awake, a live recording of worship from Atlanta's North Point Community Church, releases Dec. 15 from North Point Music/EMI CMG Distribution. The recording's 14 songs feature leaders Steve Fee, Todd Fields, Eddie Kirkland and Seth Condrey.
The newest project from Phil Wickham, Heaven & Earth, released Nov. 17 on INO Records/Provident-Integrity Distribution. The album includes a title track, "The Time Is Now," "Eden" and "I'll Always Love You."
TV tunes: Seabird, whose music was featured on TV dramas Grey's Anatomy and Numbers, returns with its second album, Rocks Into Rivers, releasing Dec. 15 from Credential Recordings/EMI CMG Distribution. The band promoted the new record with a fall tour with The David Crowder Band.
Rapper John Reuben delivers the provocatively titled Sex, Drugs and Self-Control (Gotee Records/Word) on Dec. 22. Gotee previewed the album with the release of four singles—including "Town Folk" and "Jamboree"—throughout the summer and fall on Apple's iTunes digital music store.
, the live worship record from Charles Billingsley, releasing Dec. 22, was recorded at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. The Maranatha! CD, distributed by Word, features the songs "Everywhere I Go," "Bless the Day," "You're Worthy of My Praise" and the title track.
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