CCM News Roundup: The Latest In Contemporary Christian Music

There’s been a lot happening in the world of Christian music. Here’s a look at some of this week’s CCM News.

Scott Stapp 2014 Tour Announced

Scott Stapp has announced his Proof of Life Tour in this week's CCM newsGrammy-Award winning artist Scott Stapp will get back out on the road next year, announcing the first leg of his 2014 tour today. He just released Proof of Life on Wind-up Records last week (November 5, 2013Stapp will play a series of special intimate shows for his fans beginning with the March 19, 2014 show at House of Blues in Dallas. Presale tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages will be available on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 though this website.  The public on sale date is Saturday, November 23, 2013 through Ticketmaster here. For more information on Scott Stapp and Proof of Life, visit

Shout Praises Kids CD/DVD  Features Planetshakers Kids For First Time

Shout Praise Kids adds Planetshakers Kids to album in this week's CCM newsIntegrity Music’s best-selling Shout Praises Kids series, which has sold in excess of one million units, releases Nothing Is Impossible on Nov. 19. The album and captures for the first time ever the passionate, faith-filled energy of Australia’s Planetshakers Kids.  Available everywhere children’s music is sold, including iTunes,, Family Christian, Parable and more, the project features a collection of the favorite worship songs birthed out of Planetshakers City Church, the fastest growing church in Australian history.

CITIZENS Set To Release Christmas EP

Citizens announces the release of Christmas album in this week's CCM newsMars Hill Music announced the November 25 release, Repeat the Sounding Joy from their band CITIZENS. This Christmas EP will feature five songs including: “Joy to the World,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Come and Stand Amazed,” “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and “Silent Night.” This special release is preceded by CITIZENS full-length self-titled debut album that reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart as well as debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers and Worship Albums charts.

Planetshakers Announces Awakening Events In San Diego, Dallas March 2014

Planetshakers release registion info for 2014 conference this week's CCM newsPlanetshakers returns to San Diego, as well as adds a second U.S. Awakening in Dallas, in March 2014.  With the goal to see every person empowered, transformed and equipped to fulfill their God-given destiny, thousands are anticipated to attend the events, and hear compelling messages from speakers Russell Evans, Sam Evans, Sergio De La Mora, Ben Dailey and more, as well as worship music by Dove Award-nominated Planetshakers Band.Planetshakers Awakening registrations are being accepted now at  for the San Diego event to be held March 7-8, 2014 at Cornerstone Church National City Campus and the Dallas event to be held March 20-22, 2014 at Calvary Church Irving Campus.

First Annual Girls of Grace Cruise to Sets January 2015

The Girls of Grace cruise will sail to Cozumel, Mexico in 2014 in this week's CCM newsPremier Vacations and Events is inviting teen girls and their moms to warm up their winter and take the “girl trip of a lifetime” as they journey on the First Annual Girls of Grace Cruise via Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas January 22-26, 2015 to tropical Cozumel, Mexico. set sail with their favorite Girls of Grace artists and speakers including Point of Grace and popular speakers Annie Downs and Chris Wheeler. Tickets for the cruise are on sale NOW and can be purchased, along with more information by visiting

That’s it for this week’s CCM News Roundup!


Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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