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Gospel/ Christian News Roundup: Week ending 5 Jan 2018

One duo disbands but there's new music on the way from other artits

Capital Kings disband

I’m sure many fans were disappointed  when Capital Kings  announced that are parting ways to pursue other ventures. On Facebook post which Cole Walowac and Dylan Housewright thanked fans for their support and a great year in 2017. Cole explained the decision and said,  “As some of you may know, Dylan and his wife are expecting their first child and recently moved back to California. I have decided to focus on other opportunities but Capital Kings will always have a very special place in our heart.” They had a great run and we’ll see what lies ahead for them individually.

Isaac Caree conference

Isaac Caree hosts weekly conference Award-winning singer, songwriter, author, Isaac Carree for the first ever, THE PLUG conference, January 11-January 13 at the dReam Center in Atlanta GA. Joining Isaac Carree are Dr. Khaalida Forbes, Kirk Franklin, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Bishop William Murphy, John Gray, James Fortune, Jawn Murray, and so many more. The 3-day conference kicks off on Thursday, January 11 at the opening service which will include a special tribute to Yolanda Adams and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. The guest speaker that evening will be Pastor Tolan Morgan. Also slated is the much anticipated Men of Standard reunion concert on Friday, January 12. The concert which will include appearances with all the original members is free to all VIP registrants, and $10 for all other guests. All events will take place at the dReam Center Church of Atlanta located at 2600 H.F. Shepherd Drive; Decatur GA 30034.  To learn more, view conference schedule and register visit www.isaaccarree.com.

Syndicated radio host and recording artist Darlene McCoy has released her new single “Even Me.” The new single follows 2011’s “I Shall Live and Not Die.” Darlene’s inaugural self-titled debut album earned two Dove Award nominations and her single “Fallen In Love” landed on the platinum selling soundtrack of “Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” “Even Me” is available for purchase on all major digital retailers now.

Just one week after the release of his  new studio album, A Million Lights, on February 16th,  Michael W. Smith will release a brand new worship album, Surrounded, on Friday, February 23. That will make a total of 25 songs from the award-winning artist in a two week span.


Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC), releases the multi-artist album, Fully Alive, January 12, 2018. This much-anticipated recording is available for preorder now on iTunes and on Jan. 12 will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and other digital providers internationally. The 15-track recording, which features acclaimed Forerunner Music artists and worship leaders Jonas and Laura (Hackett) Park, Jaye Thomas, Jon Thurlow and more,If you’ve ever watched an IHOPKC video, you know this should be one amazing album!

Fully Alive is a multi-artist album


Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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