Music Video: Mat Kearney- Ships In The Night

So if you arnt totally in love with Mat Kearney by the end of this video, well we may not be able to hang out. “Ships In The Night” is the latest single from Young Love (one of our Essential 25 of 2011 and my favorite song off the album). Enjoy

Bonus video! Here is Young Love‘s other single, “Hey Mama”

Free Download: Mat Kearney Daytrotter Session

mat kearney daytotter session

Daytrotter strikes again with another awesome stripped down performance from one of our favorite artists, Mat Kearney . His latest album, Young Love, is making it to the top of Chuck’s list of the year, and even in this very minimal setting, you can understand why. Mat‘s voice is distinct and his songs are so well done that the Daytrotter recordings still sound like a million bucks.

The session mainly pulls from Young Love, but Kearney throws in “City Of Black and White” as well from his 2009 album of the same name. All in all its a way to see this amazing performer do his thing without all the glitz and glam. Download now!

Download Mat Kearney’s Daytrotter Session

New Releases For August 1st and 2nd, 2011

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August EP
Sleeping At Last

Atmospheric Rock
Buy now: available at

New Releases For August 2nd, 2011

Brothers McClurg-Alive
Alive EP
Brothers McClurg

Integrity Music
Buy now: Amazon MP3

The Death of Greeley Estates
The Death of Greeley Estates
Greeley Estates

Tragic Hero Records
Buy now: Amazon

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Culture Shock

OMG Records
Buy now: Amazon

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Young Love
Mat Kearney

Aware Entertainment
Pop Rock
Buy now: Amazon

The Prophecy
Sovereign Strength

Mediaskare Records
Mosh Metal
Buy now: Amazon

Help Haiti Live Concert Announced


Yesterday, Compassion International announced a benefit concert to help aid in their Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. The concert will feature Jon Foreman, Alison Krauss, Jars Of Clay, Mat Kearney, NEEDTOBREATHE and many others. The statement below was released yesterday:

With extraordinary need still existing in the devastated country, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Big Kenny, Mat Kearney, Jars of Clay, Jon Foreman, Brandon Heath, NEEDTOBREATHE, Dave Barnes, and Matt Wertz will participate in a concert at Nashville’s famed and Gaylord- owned Ryman Auditorium. Produced to inspire live concert and on-line audiences to financially support the relief work of Compassion International in Haiti, all talent and production fees have been donated, along with streaming services (, allowing proceeds to go toward Compassion’s disaster relief fund (more details below). Gibson Guitars has donated a guitar to be signed by the evening’s performers and auctioned off, with bids starting today at

Tickets range in price from $25-75 and can be purchased at and all Ticketmaster locations, as well as through The Ryman box office: 800-745-3000 or

Event details include:
Nashville/Ryman Auditorium, 7:30pm cst:
Host: Big Kenny (plus performance)
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Jars of Clay
Mat Kearney
Jon Foreman
Brandon Heath
Dave Barnes

All net proceeds from will go to Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund. All money raised in response to the Haiti earthquake will be used immediately to re-equip Compassion’s local support structure and to provide for the immediate needs of Compassion-assisted children and families.

Compassion has been meeting the physical and spiritual needs of Haitians for more than forty years and will continue to serve them in this time of extreme need. Already Compassion International has supplied more than 15,000 families with clean water, food, blankets, temporary shelter, medical supplies and counseling. Donations will lay bricks, feed, educate, clothe, heal and rebuild Haiti for many months to come.

Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works holistically through local churches to address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children, enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating “four stars” for eight consecutive years.

“Help Haiti Live” is owned by Compassion International and will be produced by Shaun Groves and Synergy Production Group. Synergy Production Group creates and produces live events that connect audiences with brands or causes. Offering turn-key event solutions, strategic content development, creative design, audio, video and lighting production, talent procurement and complete program management, Synergy Production Group is based in Franklin, TN (

Gaylord Entertainment Company has taken an active and immediate role in supporting earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti. In addition to its involvement in the Help Haiti Live concert event, Gaylord is providing direct aid to family members of employees who live in Haiti through its STAR Assistance Program. The company also provided financial support to the American Red Cross’s relief efforts and is currently working with Harvest Time International in Florida as well as the Salvation Army to transport thousands of pounds of food, clothing, and household goods donated by its STARS (employees) to the hardest-hit areas of the island nation.

Mat Kearney Posts New Music Video


Below is the latest music video from Mat Kearney for his song “All I Have”. The song comes from his latest release, City Of Black And White. The video is really cool, you will dig it….ENJOY!

TRAA Awards For Mat Kearney And Brandon Heath

The Rock Across Australia (TRAA) have announced this week that they will be awarding Mat Kearney Song Of The Year for his track “Closer To Love” and Brandon Heath will walk away with 2009 Artist Of The Year. The TRAA is Australia’s national Christian music charts, and both artists are first time winners despite the fact that they are both not Aussies. Other contenders this year included Francesca Battistelli and Kutless. Congrats to all!

Christian Music News Oct.27th, 2009


Mantric (featuring former members of Extol) have signed with Prosthetic Records, and will be releasing a self titled album through said label in the very near future…

An interview with Thrice was posted on this week. Read Thrice interview.

Mat Kearney recently recently recorded a live session over at Listen to Mat Kearney on Daytrotter.

Owl City‘s song Fireflies was #1 on iTunes this week. Congrats to all…

The Glass Ocean broke up.

An interview with The Almost was posted at estrellaonline this week. Read The Almost interview.

The Clocktower Showdown have also split up.

Wovenhand is currently recording a new album entitled The Thrashing Floor. It will be out in early 2010.

Apparently Tyler from Blessed By A Broken Heart got into some trouble this with the metal band Megadeath over a comment Tyler made to one of Megadeath‘s road crew that was deemed “racist”. A press release was issued to clear things up. Read Blessed By A Broken Heart press release.

An interview with Matt from Relient K was posted over on Relevent Magazine’s website this week. Read Relient K interview.


Below is the new video from Rawsrvnt with his song “Tears 4 Peers”

Here is a cool little video from Jay And The Lovebirds called “Last Compromise”

This is the latest awesomeness from Listener Project called “Ozark Empire, Or A Snake Oil Salesman Comes To Your Town”

Below is the video for “Lost Connection With The Head” by Showbread

This next video isnt actually a music video. It seems that Youtube is re-broadcasting U2‘s entire concert from the a recent stop at The Rose Bowl. The video below is over 2 hours long. Enjoy:

Album Info (more in the Release Dates page)

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for American Idol winner Kris Allen‘s upcoming November 17th, 2009 self titled release. It will feature Jon Foreman of the Switchfoot/Fiction Family fame, and was co-produced/written by members of MuteMath, OneRepulic, The Fray, and Paper Route.
kris allen
1. Live Like We’re Dying
2. Before We Come Undone
3. Can’t Stay Away
4. The Truth
5. Written All Over My Face
6. Bring It Back
7. Red Guitar
8. Is It Over
9. Let It Rain
10. Alright With Me
11. Lifetime
12. I Need To Know
13. Heartless

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Bifrost Arts upcoming Christmas album, Salvation Is Created, which will become available November 3rd, 2009
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1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
2. Joy Joy!!! (featuring Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri)
3. Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella (featuring Ben + Vesper)
4. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (featuring Sarah Fullen)
5. Let All Mortal Flesh (featuring Elin K. Smith)
6. Messiah (featuring Robert Heiskel)
7. Silent Night (featuring Diane Birch)
8. Out Of Heaven (featuring Derek Webb and Evan Gregory)
9. Veiled In Darkness (featuring Matt Bauer and Maeve)
10. Salvation Is Created (featuring Aimee Wilson)